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Clarice Ebner


Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries



Clarice Lorrayne Ebner, 90, of Preston, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Gundersen Harmony Care Center. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial took place in Crown Hill Cemetery, Preston.

Clarice was born on September 15, 1924 in Waukon, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Huffman) Smedsrud. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1942. She then attended secretarial training, also in Waukon. In 1943 she married Jonathan “Chuck” Ebner at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Following their marriage, Clarice worked for years at a law firm in Waukon and she was also a stay at home mom, raising five sons. In 1971 the family moved to Preston and Clarice worked for Christ Lutheran Church as the secretary for many years until her retirement.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting, playing bridge and golf.

She is survived by five sons: Arne (Carol) of Urbandale, Iowa, Ron of Mankato, Jon (Deb) of Preston, Joel (Valerie) of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Todd (Darla) of Preston; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chuck; two brothers, Gordon and Arden Smedsrud; and one sister, Alice Spinner.

Friends called from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston and also one hour prior to services. Online condolences may be left at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.

Preston discusses possible meeting schedule changes

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Preston Government

The regular meeting time for the Preston City Council was discussed at the January 5 meeting. Re-elected Mayor Kurt Reicks and councilmen Charles Sparks and Robert Maust recited the oath of office as they began their new terms. Reicks said they ..... 
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“Hot Reads for Cold Nights” at Preston Public Library

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

Come in out of the cold and check-out a “Hot” read. Preston Public Library invites adults to sign up for “Hot Reads for Cold Nights”. This event begins Monday Jan. 5 and continues through March 14. Readers’ reviews will be posted on ..... 
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Preston’s Candlelight Ski & Chili Cook-Off

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
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 17 to ski on the trail and to sample some wonderful chili contest entries. ..... 
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SEMCAC in Preston receives money from “Swipe Out Hunger”

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

Merchants Bank’s “Swipe Out Hunger” Facebook giveaway has concluded with a donation of $136 to Semcac in Preston. Merchants Bank donated 5 cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used between November 28 and Decembe ..... 
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Juried High School Art Show opens January 10

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Preston Education

Lanesboro Arts will present the Annual Juried High School Art Show, showcasing work by 9-12th grade students from Chatfield, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, and Rushford-Peterson High Schools. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 10 fro ..... 
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Mildred “Millie” Lillian Corson

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Mildred “Millie” Lillian Corson, age 91, of Preston, Minn., passed away on December 19, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Care Center. Mildred was born August 18, 1923, to Adolph and Josie (Flattum) Davidson on a farm near Amherst, Fillmore Co. Sh ..... 
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2014, a busy year in Preston

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston city council at their December 15 meeting, the last in 2014, concluded its business for the year. City administrator Joe Hoffman maintained that this has been a very busy year with a number of different projects. The largest of these b ..... 
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Delvin W. Bunke

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Delvin W. Bunke, 85, of Preston, Minn. died Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Mayo Clinic - St. Mary’s Campus Delvin was a tolerant man of perseverance born a month before the great depression. He asked little of the world. He was a man of few w ..... 
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