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Neil Haugerud


Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Neil Sherman Haugerud, 81, resident of Preston, MN, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death.

Born in Canton, Minnesota, July 3, 1930, to Sherman and Anna (Armstrong) Haugerud, Neil grew up in rural Harmony and graduated from Harmony High School in 1948. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, from 1948-1952. Neil married Helen Anderson of Chatfield in 1954.

Neil lived a full and accomplished life. In addition to farming, Neil dedicated many years to political causes and a career serving Minnesota as Fillmore County Sheriff, 1959-1967 and as State Representative in the MN House of Representatives from 1969-1977. He was appointed by President Carter to serve as Chairman of the Upper Mississippi River Basin’s Commission from 1977-1981. He retired from the MN Department of Public Safety where he had served from 1981-1993.

He was an avid reader and a successful author having published Jailhouse Stories, Holiday Forever, and Do It Yourself Probate, as well as numerous articles for newspapers and periodicals. Neil obtained his pilot’s license in 1955 and enjoyed many years with the local flying clubs. Neil is survived by his wife, Helen, daughters Renee Haugerud (John Murphy) of Chattanooga, Susan Haugerud of St. Paul, and Karen Haugerud (Andrew Bahl) of Preston; his brothers and sisters Howard Haugerud (Tomajean), Wayne Haugerud (Eileen), Juanita Young, Ramona Dorr (Herb), Monica Ford, Sharen Storhoff (Wally), Mike Haugerud (Rose), and Betsey McKay; his grandchildren Mitchell Haugerud (Erin), Kallen Bahl, Drew Bahl, Jack Murphy, and Thomas Murphy; his great-granddaughter, Addison Haugerud; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Neil was preceded in death by his brother Vincent Haugerud and sister Amy Haugerud; his daughter Heidi and son Thomas.

A memorial service/celebration of life will be held at 11:00AM, Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Neil and Helen’s home, 25889 County 12, Preston – Neil’s annual clam bake and happy hour will follow. Anyone who would like to share a memory or story, please contact a member of the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Season’s Hospice, Rochester; Chosen Valley Care Center, Chatfield; or the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP – www.mpp.org).

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Thelma M. Kohn

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Thelma M. Kohn, age 79, of Preston, died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Preston. Thelma was born May 29, 1932, in Holt Township, Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter of Nelius E. and Randi M.(Johnson) Torgerson. She was a 1952 graduate of Preston Hi ..... 
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Marion Wentworth

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Marion Wentworth, 84, of Preston, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at her home in Preston. Marion was born on January 13, 1928, in Fountain, Minnesota the daughter of Anton and Caroline (Anderson) Tangen. She attended country school, and gradua ..... 
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Milo Bacon

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Milo Bacon was born on November 26, 1935, in Preston to Norval and Geneva (Henke) Bacon. They later divorced. He passed away November 15, 2011, at home in Faribault, Minn. from complications of pneumonia. He enjoyed riding his bicycle, w ..... 
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Harold Karp

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Harold Karp was born March 16, 1924, in Preston, Minn. and died March 16, 2012. A memorial service was held Friday, March 23, 2012, at Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Harold is survived by his wi ..... 
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Jay Allen Quandahl

Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Jay Allen Quandahl, 45, of Preston, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at his home in Preston. Jay was born on April 12, 1966, in Spring Grove, Minnesota, the son of Robert and Verna (Hareldson) Quandahl. He graduated from Mabel- Canton High Sc ..... 
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Eli J. Burkholder

Mon, Mar 12th, 2012
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Eli J. Burkholder, age 26, of rural Preston, Minn., passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester after a logging accident. Eli was born August 17, 1985, in Bowling Green, Missouri, the son of John and Verna ( ..... 
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Leslie N. Hellickson

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
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Leslie N. Hellickson, 74, of Preston died February 26, 2012, at St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester. Leslie was born on August 9, 1937, in Ostrander, Minn. the son of Arnold and Hulda (Kohn) Hellickson. He attended school in Preston. He wor ..... 
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Darrell R. Brekke

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Darrell R. Brekke, 79, of Preston, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Methodist hospital in Rochester.Darrell was born on July 30, 1932 in Lanesboro, the son of Lars and Mabel (Johnson) Brekke. He graduated from Lanesboro high school. After ..... 
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