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Virgil J. Rindels


Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Virgil J. Rindels, 96, of Greenleafton, Minn., died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Virgil was born on January 26, 1918 in Castlewood, S.D., the son of John and Jennie (Bleeker) Rindels. He attended school in Castlewood. In 1938 he moved to the Greenleafton area and worked as a farmer. On October 2, 1940 he married Flavia Miller at the Greenleafton Church parsonage. Following their marriage Virgil farmed in the Greenleafton area until he was well into his 80’s.

Virgil was a lifelong member of Greenleafton Reformed Church. He loved spending time with his family, was an avid reader, and always enjoyed visits from his family and friends.

He is survived by his five children, Janet (Casey) Schmidt of Tigard, Ore., Joan (Paul) Austinson of Rochester, Sandra (Lyle) Nienow of Lewiston, Minn., Lester (Pat) and Terry (Kaynel) of Preston; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Flavia, one granddaughter, Leah, one brother Richard, three brothers-in-law, and four sisters-in-law.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Greenleafton Reformed Church with Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Burial was in the Greenleafton Cemetery.

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Engagement - Lokker ~ Melver

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Roger and Brenda Lokker of Greenleafton, Minn. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karla, to Timothy Melver, son of Scott and Paula Melver of Preston, Minn. Karla is a student at Mayo School of Science and Tim is employed in ..... 
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Ruth E. VandeWeerd

Wed, Jun 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Ruth E. ‘Ruthie’ VandeWeerd, 80, of Preston, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jo ..... 
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Phyllis E. Utley

Wed, Jun 18th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Phyllis E. Utley, age 87, of Rochester, formerly of Preston, died Monday evening, June 16, 2014, at Madonna Towers of Rochester. Phyllis was born January 4, 1927, on the family farm in Carimona Township, Fillmore Co., Minnesota, the daughter of Elv ..... 
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Thank you...

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, My name is Lina Della Libera from Germany, and I had the awesome opportunity to be a PAX exchange student at Fillmore Central High School this year. My host family was the Corson Family of Preston- Eric, Tara, Siri, Elias and Jonas. ..... 
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Preston Dairy and Farm Association breaks ground on expansion

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Groundbreaking on the Preston Dairy and Farm expansion outside of Preston took place Wednesday, June 11, 2014 with Preston Area Chamber of Commerce members, Preston Mayor Curt Reicks, Preston Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Wangen and EDA Direct ..... 
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Delores Anne (Barth) Joseph

Wed, Jun 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Delores Joseph, 82, formerly of Preston, Minn., died January 21, 2014, at her home in Upland, Calif. Delores Anne Barth was born in Preston on July 14, 1931, to Reuben J. and Anastasia R. (Baures) Barth. Delores attended school in Preston, graduat ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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Preston to receive DEED grants

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City administrator Joe Hoffman announced at the city council’s June 2 meeting that the city had just received notification of grant awards from DEED (Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development). Mayor Kurt Reicks and Councilman Da ..... 
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