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Myrtle Annette Bellingham


Wed, Oct 16th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Myrtle Annette Bellingham passed away of natural causes on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Ostrander Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Myrtle Annette Nelson was born September 2, 1923 in York Township, Fillmore County,MN. to Nikoli “Nick” and Kristine (Skogen) Nelson. She grew up on the family farm, attended Liberty rural school near Greenleafton and graduated from Preston H. S. in 1941. She moved to Washington,D.C. in 1942, where she was employed at the U.S. Mint., returning to Minnesota in 1945. Myrtle was married on February 1, 1948 at Bloomfield Lutheran Church in Ostrander to Robert Bellingham. The couple farmed in Bristol Township in rural Harmony, before transplanting to Georgia in 1959. Myrtle was employed as a bookkeeper for her husband Bob’s wheel weight manufacturing business and several other companies. They also lived in Arizona, Iowa and Florida. Mr. Bellingham died on July 5, 1972. Myrtle moved to Rochester,MN. in 1973 where she was employed at the First National Bank for a number of years. She retired in 1988 and went to Stewartville where she lived until moving to Ostrander Assisted Living in 2005. Myrtle loved music and her church and was a church pianist/organist in several churches over the years and sang in the Trinity Lutheran Church choir in Rochester for 12 years. She was currently a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander and a past member of the Stewartville Senior Citizen’s. Myrtle loved traveling and especially enjoyed a trip with her brother George to Norway, sightseeing and meeting relatives. She enjoyed visiting with friends and especially enjoyed times spent with her family.

Myrtle is survived by sister-in-law - Marion Meinen Nelson and brother-in-law - William (Bill) Bellingham as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband - Robert, her parents, five brothers and two sisters - Oscar, George, Herman, Richard, Albert, Nora and Bertha and a nephew – Delvin Nelson.

The funeral service for Myrtle A. Bellingham, 90, of Ostrander,MN. will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday(October 19, 2013) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with Rev. Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will be at St. Matthew’s Cemetery in rural Granger,MN.
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Ditch Trapping in Forestville Township

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Legals

Ditch Trapping in Forestville Township Trapping in ditches, culverts and road right of way in Forestville Township is limited to gophers only. All other trapping in the ditches will not be allowed. Connie Morger Clerk-Forestville Township Publi ..... 
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Conrad Jean Aug

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Conrad Jean Aug, 77 of Preston, Minn. died October 7, 2013 at the Harmony Care Center. At his request his body was donated to Mayo Clinic. Conrad Aug was born on February 29, 1936 on the family farm just outside of Greenleafton, Minn. to Gustave an ..... 
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Chatfield and Preston put on a show House: Capital Investment Committee Tour

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, members of the House Capital Investment Committee went for a road trip around Southeastern Minnesota to visit candidates requesting bonding support. Led by State Representative Alice Hausman, chair of the House Capital ..... 
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Green belt for Brownsville Mobile Home Park?

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

Kerry and Nancy Soiney aired their complaint at the Preston City Council’s October 7 meeting insisting that a “green belt” should be established along the Brownsville Street section (in front of about five mobile homes) of the Brownsville Mobi ..... 
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Marching band performs a wake-up call

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Norma Koch of Lanesboro, Minn. got quite the start to her morning on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 when the Fillmore Central Marching Band filled her front yard and began playing music for her enjoyment. Dale Koch, Norma’s son, bought a $5 raffle ..... 
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Conrad Jean Aug

Wed, Oct 9th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Conrad Jean Aug, 77 of Preston died October 7,2013 at the Harmony Care Center. At his request his body was donated to Mayo Clinic. Conrad Aug was born on February 29th, 1936 on the family farm just outside of Greenleafton, MN to Gustave and Anna ( ..... 
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Fillmore Central to purchase sprinkler system

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton The Fillmore Central football team raised $8,500 this fall by selling coupon books during their annual fundraiser. This money will be spent on a new sprinkler system for the fields. At the regular board meeting on September 24, At ..... 
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Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” well attended

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Bikers from South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois, the Twin Cities, and from the local surrounding area attended Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” event on September 21. Guests sampled food items at the Preston Trailhead Park donated by Preston A ..... 
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