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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 SE Minnesota where he was a 1948 graduate of Mabel High School. Following graduation he worked for the Milwaukee Road RR as a relief agent . He married Vivian Vatland August 4, 1950, in Mabel. The couple lived in the Preston area. He served in the US Army from 1952 -54 with the signal corps in Korea. When he returned from Korea he was employed as a station agent in Harmony, later in Preston and retired as a station agent in Spring Valley in 1978. The couple began farming in 1956 in Preston Township. Vivian died June 28, 1974. On November 20, 1976, he married Rita Gartner in Preston where the couple made their home to the present.

He was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. He was a Preston Township officer for 50 plus years, a charter member of the Fillmore Co. Pork Producers and was a member and officer of the Preston American Legion and VFW currently serving as chaplain. He also helped establish the Preston Serviceman's Club Scholarship Fund. Dave and Rita made several mission trips to Nicaragua with Interfaith Services to Latin America.

David is survived by his wife, Rita; one son, Scott of Preston; daughter, Barb (Bruce) Dornink of Preston; two grandsons, Mark Dornink of Spring Valley and Dan Dornink of Harmony; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Preston. Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston 5 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and at the church on Thursday an hour before the service.

Online condolences can be left at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.
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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

Duane Benson to keynote the Preston Area Community Foundation Banquet

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston Area Community Foundation announces Duane Benson as the featured speaker for their Annual Banquet. The Celebration has been set for Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Branding Iron Supper Club, Preston with the social hour from 5:30 – 6:30 ..... 
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