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Irene E. Eichstadt


Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Irene E. Eichstadt, 94, of Preston, Minn.., died on Monday, January 20, 2014, of natural causes at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where she had been a patient for one day.

Irene Ethlyn Lee was born on June 25, 1919 in Dolliver, Iowa to George and Dena( Mother’s Maiden name was also Lee ) Lee. She grew up in Sanborn, Minn.. attended school there, graduating from Sanborn H.S in 1939. Irene was married on May 11, 1940 in Sanborn to Harvey L. Eichstadt. Following their marriage the couple farmed in rural Walnut Grove, Minn. for many years. They retired in 1990 and moved to Mission, Texas, but continued to spend the summer months at their farm home in Walnut Grove. They moved to Stewartville, Minn. in March of 2000. Mr. Eichstadt died June 22, 2000. Mrs. Eichstadt moved to Chatfield, Minn. that same year where she lived until moving to Preston in 2013, to live near her son. Irene attended the Chatfield Lutheran Church while living there, and had always been an active member of Ladies Circles in the Lutheran churches she and her husband had attended thru the years prior. She was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and had started painting these later years of her life. She enjoyed time spent with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandson.

Irene is survived by her son, Richard (Linda) of Bloomington, Minn. and Preston; 3 grand-daughters – Andrea (Michael) Neurerburg, Christina Eichstadt, Brooke Eichstadt (ShawnFarnham) and great grandson - Max; 2 sisters – Charlotte (Bob) Davis of Broomfield, Colo. and Bernice Sykora of Windom, Minn. and 1 brother – Willard (Shirley) Lee of Sandwich, Illi. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, her parents, three sisters and five brothers.

The funeral service for Irene E. Eichstadt will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Chatfield Lutheran Church in Chatfield with Rev. Mark Docken officiating. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Redwood Falls, Minn.
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Winnie Halweg

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Winnie Halweg, age 96, of Preston, Minn., died Friday afternoon, January 17, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Winifred A. Halweg was born June 30, 1917, at Granger, Bristol Township, Minn., the oldest of three daughters to Jerome and Ida ..... 
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Tienter-Ertl couple to celebrate true small town wedding

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As many people from small towns know it can be difficult to find love in a community where you are related to almost everyone--and if you find someone you’re not related to you just might want to confirm with grandma. Lucky for bride-to-be Grace T ..... 
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Preston City Council approves purchase of police car

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Police Chief Matt Schultz requested the Preston City Council’s approval for purchasing a new police car. The request was approved. “The 2007 is in dire need of replacement,” said Schultz. The new police car is a 2014 Chevy Impala, the co ..... 
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Preston’s Candlelight Ski & Chili Cook-off

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

Let it snow - just in time for Preston’s annual Candlelight Ski & Chili Cook-Off event! Bundle up and come on down to the Trailhead Inn office on Saturday evening, January 18 to ski on the trail and to test-taste some wonderful chili contest entri ..... 
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Preston’s goals and hopes for the future

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Preston is taking a look at where it is and where it wants to go in the future. A second workshop meeting to develop a comprehensive plan was open to the public on January 8. It was well attended by about 50 officials, business people, and resident ..... 
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Preston Red Kettle Campaign helps county

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

The Salvation Army of Fillmore County held one of its Red Kettle Campaigns on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Preston, Minn., which is a very important fundraising event for the Salvation Army in Fillmore County as it collects a large portion of the en ..... 
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Find your Serenity Within in Preston

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

A new business has opened in Preston, Minn. where area residents can go for a relaxing massage that can be beneficial to their health and well-being. Nancy Back has opened Serenity Within, which is located at 133 Fillmore Street W., Suite 4, in dow ..... 
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The National Trout Center, an investment in our future

Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

The New Year celebrates the fifth operating year of the National Trout Center (NTC) in Preston, Minn. Conceived in 2009 by the Preston Economic Development Authority as a regional economic development engine, the NTC showcases the extraordinary land ..... 
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