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Virginia F. Milton


Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Virginia F. Milton, 86 of Austin, Minn., died at her home on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

Virginia was born January 21, 1928 to Virgil and Jeanette (Maxson) Dotzenrod in Preston, Minn. She graduated from Austin

High School and from the Austin

Junior College. Virginia married Dale Milton on August 28, 1948 at the First United Methodis tChurch in Austin.

In 1955, Virginia began working two nights a week at Austin Bowl. As time went on, she organized bowling leagues and kept averages. She became a certified bowling instructor and taught junior bowling for 18 years. She organized and instructed the first college bowling team at Riverland. Virginia helped start the Bowling Hall of Fame to which she was inducted into in 1973. She league bowled for 61 years and she helped run the Minnesota State Bowling Tournament at Echo Lanes for two years.

In 1975, Virginia began selling advertising for the Mower County Shopper. She was the top sales associate in the company for a number of years. From 1986 until her retirement in 2007, Virginia worked as a real estate agent.

Virginia was a charter member of Fellowship Methodist Church and later a member of First United Methodist Church. She sang in the church choir for 73 years.

Virginia was known as “Karaoke Grandma” because she was a talented karaoke singer. She enjoyed bowling and loved to spend time at her cabin in Crosslake, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale in 2002; brother, Charles Dotzenrod, friend and companion, Jim Rogers; brother-in-law, Harlan Lysne; and sister-in-law, Carol Dotzenrod.

Virginia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law; Margaret and Charles Peitso, Apple Valley, Minn.; her son, David Milton, Austin, Minn.; three grandchildren: Ryan (Kristen) Christopherson, Ashley (Kyle) Cegielski, and Matthew Peitso; three great-grandchildren: Emily, Sydney and Kaylie; brother, Darrell Dotzenrod, Austin, Minn.; sister; Eileen Lysne, Austin, Minn.; sister-in-law, Marilyn Dotzenrod, Plymouth, Mass.; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Marilee Benson officiating. Interment took place at OakwoodCemetery. Visitation was held at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the church for one hour before the service on Saturd .....
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Richard Wildgrube

Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Wildgrube, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Wednesday morning, November 19, 2014, at the St. Mary’s Hospital ER. Dick was born March 10, 1932, in Winona, Minn., the son of Roy and Marie (Troppman) Wildgrube. He was a graduat ..... 
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Mark Dean Kneeskern

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
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Mark Dean Kneeskern was born July 10, 1972, in Audubon, Iowa, to Laurice (Peterson) Kneeskern and Cloy Kneeskern. He attended grade school and high school in Audubon, and attended Iowa State University in Ames, where he graduated with a Bachelor of ..... 
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Ralph J. Hanson

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Retired Sgt. Major Ralph Jesse Hanson was born in Preston, Minn. on September 5, 1942 to the late Ralph H. & Francis J. (Shaw) Hanson. He graduated from Preston High School in June 1961 and enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 12, 1961. He retired from ..... 
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Scott Royce Hatfield

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
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Scott Royce Hatfield was born on February 23, 1943 in Austin, MN. He was the son of Leona (Scott) and Royce Hatfield. He grew up on a farm in Florenceville, IA and attended Cresco High School. He served in the US Navy for seven years as a Cryptolo ..... 
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Virgil J. Rindels

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Virgil J. Rindels, 96, of Greenleafton, Minn., died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Virgil was born on January 26, 1918 in Castlewood, S.D., the son of John and Jennie (Bleeker) Rindels. He attended school in Castlewood. I ..... 
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Ruth E. VandeWeerd

Wed, Jun 18th, 2014
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Ruth E. ‘Ruthie’ VandeWeerd, 80, of Preston, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jo ..... 
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Phyllis E. Utley

Wed, Jun 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Phyllis E. Utley, age 87, of Rochester, formerly of Preston, died Monday evening, June 16, 2014, at Madonna Towers of Rochester. Phyllis was born January 4, 1927, on the family farm in Carimona Township, Fillmore Co., Minnesota, the daughter of Elv ..... 
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Delores Anne (Barth) Joseph

Wed, Jun 11th, 2014
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Delores Joseph, 82, formerly of Preston, Minn., died January 21, 2014, at her home in Upland, Calif. Delores Anne Barth was born in Preston on July 14, 1931, to Reuben J. and Anastasia R. (Baures) Barth. Delores attended school in Preston, graduat ..... 
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