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Winnie Halweg


Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Winnie Halweg, age 96, of Preston, Minn., died Friday afternoon, January 17, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Winifred A. Halweg was born June 30, 1917, at Granger, Bristol Township, Minn., the oldest of three daughters to Jerome and Ida Michel. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Granger. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1935. The next year she attended Winona State College. She was employed at the Granger State Bank for several years. She was united in marriage to Roger Halweg at her home near Granger on November 14, 1942. The couple farmed near Cresco and the Greenleafton area until moving to a farm near Preston in Carimona Township in 1964. Roger died December 7, 1995. She lived in her home in rural Preston until she was 93 spending the last three years of her life at Madonna Towers in Rochester.

Winnie was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston where she was active in the WELCA, the church circle and sang in the choir.

She is survived by three children, Ann Coplen, Richard (Sondra) Halweg and Mary (Loren) Finseth; seven grandchildren, Michael (Mary) Coplen and Daniel (Lauren Curtight) Coplen, Paul Halweg, M.D. and Susannah (Brian M.D.) Spears, and Rachel (Josh) Genz, Rebecca (Seth) Eisenman and Laura (Hunter) Scott; eight great-grandchildren, Jaicie, Samantha, Annabella, Luke, Sawyer, Faith, Owen and Abel; one great-great-granddaughter, Bailey; and one sister, Margaret (Robert) Larson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; son-in-law, James Coplen; and one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Robert Vagts.

The funeral will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Spring burial will be in the New Oregon Cemetery in rural Cresco. Friends may call at the church on Saturday an hour before the service.

Tienter-Ertl couple to celebrate true small town wedding

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As many people from small towns know it can be difficult to find love in a community where you are related to almost everyone--and if you find someone you’re not related to you just might want to confirm with grandma. Lucky for bride-to-be Grace T ..... 
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Preston City Council approves purchase of police car

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Police Chief Matt Schultz requested the Preston City Council’s approval for purchasing a new police car. The request was approved. “The 2007 is in dire need of replacement,” said Schultz. The new police car is a 2014 Chevy Impala, the co ..... 
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Preston’s Candlelight Ski & Chili Cook-off

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
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 18 to ski on the trail and to test-taste some wonderful chili contest entri ..... 
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Preston’s goals and hopes for the future

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

Preston is taking a look at where it is and where it wants to go in the future. A second workshop meeting to develop a comprehensive plan was open to the public on January 8. It was well attended by about 50 officials, business people, and resident ..... 
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Preston Red Kettle Campaign helps county

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

The Salvation Army of Fillmore County held one of its Red Kettle Campaigns on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Preston, Minn., which is a very important fundraising event for the Salvation Army in Fillmore County as it collects a large portion of the en ..... 
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Find your Serenity Within in Preston

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

A new business has opened in Preston, Minn. where area residents can go for a relaxing massage that can be beneficial to their health and well-being. Nancy Back has opened Serenity Within, which is located at 133 Fillmore Street W., Suite 4, in dow ..... 
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The National Trout Center, an investment in our future

Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston The Great Outdoors

The New Year celebrates the fifth operating year of the National Trout Center (NTC) in Preston, Minn. Conceived in 2009 by the Preston Economic Development Authority as a regional economic development engine, the NTC showcases the extraordinary land ..... 
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Adult co-ed basketball

Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Sports

Fillmore Central Community Education sponsored adult co-ed basketball will resume activities on Wednesday, January 8 at 6:45 p.m. at the middle school gymnasium in Preston, Minn. This scheduled activity will run weekly on Wednesday nights up to East ..... 
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