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Robert Warren “Bob” Berry


Tue, Aug 20th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Robert Warren “Bob” Berry, age 84, of Preston, Minn., passed away peacefully Friday, August 16, 2013, at the Harmony Community Healthcare after a one month illness.

Bob was born October 6, 1928, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Lloyd G. and Margaret (Withee) Berry. He was a 1946 graduate of Preston High School and following graduation attended Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. He worked for Preston Oil Products (P.O.P.), his father’s business, until his induction into the armed services in 1951. He served as a corporal in the US Army during the Korean War until his discharge in 1953 when he returned to Preston to work at the P.O.P. He married Jeanine Carol Hillestad of Lanesboro on May 16, 1953, in Lanesboro. The couple made their home in Preston where Bob eventually purchased the P.O.P. until selling the business in 1977. Following the sale he work for Anderson Chevrolet, the Preston Liquor Store, Fillmore County Fairgrounds and “chauffeured” his wife, Jean, around with her Avon products. He also volunteered with his wife, Jean, at the Fillmore County Historical Society in Fountain.

Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, family, travel trips, model railroading, tinkering in his garage and spending time with his grandchildren and many pets. He could also be seen cruising the streets of Preston in his golf cart.

He is survived by two sons, Mark (Nancy) Berry and Steve Berry all of Preston; two grandchildren, Mitchel (Brayonna) Berry of Chatfield and Mara Berry of Preston; one great-granddaughter, Paisley Jo of Chatfield; many nieces and nephews from the Jones and Decker families; and extended family members, Dave and Chess Johnson of Pine Island, Bruce and Laurie Horner of Inver Grove Heights, Andy and Maggie Walsh of Preston and Brian Vicklun of Preston. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Jean; and his sister, Louise Decker.

A prayer service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2013, at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston with Rev. Michael Smith officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from noon until the time of service.

Online condolences can be made at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.



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Lois Carol Bumgarner

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Lois Carol Bumgarner, 67, of Preston, Minn. passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter-like niece Amy, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. August 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lois was born on October 21, 1945, in P ..... 
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Lois Carol Bumgarner

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Lois Carol Bumgarner, 67, of Preston, passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter-like niece Amy, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, August 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., W ..... 
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Duane P. Vande Zande

Thu, Aug 8th, 2013
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Duane P. Vande Zande, 80, of Preston, passed away at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester where he had been a patient for 6 days. Duane Pierce Vande Zande was born on August 26, 1932, in rural Preston to Clarence and Ingred (Yaste) Vande Zande. Duane ..... 
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Arlan David “Dave” Olson

Thu, Aug 8th, 2013
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Dave Olson, 65, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at his home. Dave was born October 29th, 1947, in Austin. Dave was the son of Ella (Magnuson) and Tillman Olson. Dave graduated from Preston-Fountain High School in 1965. Dave entered the Army a ..... 
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Bernis Nagel

Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Bernis Nagel, age 91, of rural Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, August 3, 2013, at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Bernis was born June 28, 1922, in York Township, Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter of Elmer and Marie (VanSande) Scheevel. She ..... 
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Ivan C. “Ike” Vande Weerd

Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
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Ivan C. “Ike” Vande Weerd, age 81, of Preston, Minn., died suddenly Friday morning, August 2, 2013, in Chatfield following a courageous battle with cancer. Ike was born November 26, 1931, on the family farm in York Township, Fillmore Co., Minn ..... 
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Richard “Dick” Watson

Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
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Richard Watson, age 85, of Preston, Minn. died Thursday August 1, 2013 at his home. Dick was born April 26, 1928 in Rochester, Minn. to George Watson and Stella (Holt) Watson. He attended school through the 8th grade and was united in marriage to ..... 
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Elmore “Moose” Neill Winslow

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
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