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Shirley Ruth Austin


Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Shirley Ruth Austin

Shirley Ruth Austin, Columbia, MO, died on March 7, 2013 at the age of 76.

Shirley was born on March 23, 1936 to Louis T. and Cora B. Peterson in Preston, Minn.

Shirley graduated from Preston High School, Preston, in 1954. In 1957 she married Thomas Austin at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Owatonna, Minn.

She held secretary jobs at the following companies: Hormel in Austin, Minn, Glen Lake T.B. out-patient clinic in Minneapolis, Minn, The University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. She and her husband founded Austin Coffee Service, Columbia, which she operated for 25 years before retiring.

Shirley was involved in many community organizations such as Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Columbia, where she was active in the Women of Lourdes, Eucharistic Minister, Communion to the Homebound, choir member, and CCD teacher. She was also active in the Columbia Mother Singers group.

Shirley was a Red Cross Blood and apheresis donor since 1971.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Austin; two sons, Edward (Kim) of Ballwin, MO; and Joel (Sherry) of Fenton, MO; two daughters, Karen (Brian) Douglas of Wardsville, MO, and Sue (Brad) Cunningham of Columbia, MO; nine grandchildren, Matthew Austin, Cori Austin, Tara Austin, Ashley Austin, Scott Douglas, Kevin Douglas, Mary Douglas, Austin Cunningham, and Andrew Cunningham; one sister, Laurice (Cloy) Kneeskern of Preston, Minn and nephews, nieces and cousins. She is preceded in death by her sister Maxine Jones of Cucamonga, CA.

Her funeral was held March 11, 2013, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Monsignor Flanagan officiated.

Instead of flowers she requested that memorials be made to: Father Tolton Catholic High School Fund 3351 East Gans Road, Columbia, MO 65201.

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David C. Wilson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to S ..... 
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David C. Wilson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

DAVID C. WILSON, age 82, of Preston, Minn., died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. David was born June 2, 1930, in Wadena, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Mabel (Anderson) Wilson. The family returned to S ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central Elementary School in Preston will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up Information Meeting for parents and visitation for students on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. Please use the elementary entrance. ..... 
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Fillmore County farmer wins $5,000 for Fillmore Central FFA and Fillmore County 4-H

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Darrel and Lois Ray of Preston have been selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofi ..... 
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Old Barn Environmental Assessment Worksheet

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

Fillmore County, designated Responsible Government Unit (RGU), hereby affirms the availability of the following Environment Assessment Worksheet (EAW). Project Title: Old Barn Resort Expansion, Preston, MN Description: The Old Barn Resort is an ..... 
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Campground expansion planned at Old Barn Resort

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The conversion of this 206 acre farm with a multi-story old barn began a quarter century ago. The Old Barn Resort is promoted as “200 Acres of Fun.” The resort now features a 172 site campground, 38-bed bunkhouse/hostel, an 18 hole Rivers’ B ..... 
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Patricia Ann Anderson

Mon, Mar 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Patricia Ann Anderson, 75, of Preston, Minn. died Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford Minnesota. Pat was born on December 24, 1937 in Preston, the daughter of Amos S. and Helen (Tolrud) Anderson. She graduated from ..... 
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First Elected Commander of the Preston VFW Turns 100

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Amos Anderson, a longtime Preston resident, recently celebrated his 100th birthday with several friends and family at the Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. Amos was the first elected commander of the Preston VFW. Photo submitted by Ron Laughlin
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