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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 High School. She married Donald L. Kohn October 5, 1963, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro. The couple farmed in rural Spring Valley until 1978, farmed in rural Lanesboro until 1986 and then farmed in Carimona until moving into Preston in 1990. She was a farm homemaker.

Thelma loved animals especially her cats. She also enjoyed phone calls with her sisters to keep in touch.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Donald; six nephews, Gary (Vickie) Skartland of Kiester, Minn., Jerry (Mitsuko) Ihrke of Moreno Valley, Calif., Duane Ihrke of Wabasha, Minn., Daniel (Sharon) Ihrke of St. Charles, Minn., Robert Jr. (Sandy) Ihrke of Dover, Minn., and Carl Ihrke of Plainview, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Clifforde, Ernest and Arnold; and three sisters, Ruby Ihrke, Clenora Skartland and Marion Torgerson.

The funeral was Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery.

Thauwald Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.




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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
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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
Posted in Preston Obituaries

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
Posted in Preston Obituaries

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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