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Linda M. Wead


Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries



Linda M. Wead, age 64, longtime Preston, Minn. resident died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. after a lengthy illness.

Linda was born September 5, 1948, in Preston to Edwin and Evelyn (Weigand) Hovelson. She graduated from Preston High School in 1966.

She married Dennis Wead of Lanesboro, Minn. on April 18, 1969 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston.

Linda had several talents and trades throughout her life. She worked for AT&T Telephone., Preston Care Center, Branding Iron, Eagle Bluff and Chics Pizza. She also owned the White Corner Cafe in Fountain, Minn.

Linda was also a local artisan. She made rag rugs, garden markers, watermelon pickles, whirlygigs, canned goods and best of all, her famous holiday baking.

Linda also admired hummingbirds, pansies and her garden. She also enjoyed watching Daniel O’Donnell on TV and listening to his music.

Her most enjoyable times were spent with her grandsons, family and close friends.

She is survived by her husband Dennis, her daughter Sara (Blaine) York of Lanesboro, two grandsons, Zaccary and Harlee Wead and one step-grandson Dylan, one brother, James (Karel) Hovelson of Cornelius, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews and four great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, and two brothers, Richard and Robert Hovelson.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, 0 June 22 at Thauwald Funeral in Preston from 1 pm to 3 pm. Burial will be at a later date.

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Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Robert “Bob” Lee Hanson, 69, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Preston, Minn. died Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Tucson of emphysema. Bob was born in Preston to Ralph and Frances (Shaw) Hanson on Oct. 18, 1943. He attended sc ..... 
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Class of 1948

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Preston High School Class of 1948 held their 65th reunion on June 8th at the Branding Iron in Preston. Back row (L-R): Warren Cummings, Gerald Parker, Jerry Ramaker, Phyllis (Severson) Anduson, Paul Walsh, Marlene (Jacobson) Fishbaugher, Jim Ford. ..... 
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Spin Fishing for Trout Workshop at the National Trout Center

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Join us on Saturday, June 15 at the National Trout Center, Preston, Minn. from 10am – noon for a spin fishing instruction workshop with Jeff Broberg. Broberg is the current President of the Minnesota Trout Association, a National Trout Center Boar ..... 
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Fly Casting, Fly Tying, & Fishing Instructions with the Federation of Fly Fishers

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

Join us on Saturday, June 22 at the National Trout Center, Preston, Minn. for a day of free fly fishing activities. Learn from the best. The Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) is a highly respected national organization, well known for producing talent ..... 
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Preston Ecumenical Progressive Dinner to address human trafficking

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Mitch Walbridge A huge problem in today’s society plagues the United States as human trafficking has taken the title of the “fastest growing crime in the U.S.,” second only to illegal drug trafficking. The illegal industry is estimated to ..... 
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Fillmore Central to bring back Cross Country

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The last time Fillmore Central had students involved in Cross Country was 2008-2009. At that time, there was only one student participating. Recently, nine students expressed interest in starting the program again, which would be shared with Lane ..... 
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Preston Area Tourism receives grant

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Preston Area Tourism for a new brochure rack that is located at the Trailhead and new signage on the Preston Trout Float. The new sign was completed in time for the 2013 T ..... 
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Chester “Chet” Rindels

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Chester “Chet” Rindels, 91, of Preston, Minn. died, Thursday, May 16, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Chet was born on September 26, 1921 in Castlewood, South Dakota, the son of Samuel and Annie (Ruesink) Rindels. Chet atten ..... 
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