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Maxine Simonson


Thu, Jun 5th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Maxine Simonson of Preston, Minn., entered her eternal home on Tuesday afternoon, May 27, 2014.

Lois Maxine Duxbury, born February 22, 1923, in Preston, was the oldest of four children born to Leigh and Mary (Scheevel) Duxbury. She was a 1941 graduate of Preston High School and attended Rochester Junior College. She was proud of the fact that she never applied for any job but was always sought out for a position. As a young woman she was employed at the Preston Theatre. The AFC office and the Farmers & Merchants State Bank. In 1969 she went to work in the Fillmore County Clerk of Courts office. Maxine was united in marriage to Jerome Simonson on June 10, 1947, in the E.U.B. church in Preston. The house they built in 1951 was her home for 62 years. She was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, serving as the Church Council Financial Secretary, an Altar Guild member and treasurer and dressed in her Norwegian bunad she served as the Dining Room chairperson for the annual lutefisk dinner. She was a member of the Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed the friendships of the Sit n’ Chat sewing club for over 50 years. She learned the art of Norwegian baking, liked fishing, flowers, Summit Club activities and trips and loved events that gathered her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren together. The last months of her life were spent at the Wealshire of Bloomington where she became a beloved resident and recognized ambassador for the Preston area.

She is survived by her three daughters, Joanne (Steven) Hall, Mary Lou (Richard) Augustine and Shari (Robert) Hanson; six grandchildren, Matt (Kerri) Hall, Marit (Isaac) Johnson, Mitchell (Jill) Hall, Carrie (David) Fritzinger, Corey (Jennifer) Hanson and Andrea Hanson; four great-grandchildren, Brooks and Lane Johnson and Taylor and Brennan Hanson; a sister, Choice Whealdon; a brother, LeRoy (Lois) Duxbury; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Duxbury and Joyce Simonson; brothers-in-law, Charles Winch and James (Rita) Simonson; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jerome; and brother, Donald Duxbury.

The memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial of her ashes will be in the Union Prairie Lutheran Cemetery in rural Preston. There will be a visitation held at the church 5 – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m., until the time of s .....
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Cloy D. Kneeskern

Wed, Jun 4th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Cloy D. Kneeskern, 84, of Preston, Minn. died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at his home surrounded by family. He leaves a wife, Laurice; children Gary of Preston; Sheri (Pat Dunnigan) of Bellingham, Wash.; Dave (Carol) of Greenfield, Iowa; Sandra (Mike) ..... 
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Preston endorses Root River restoration project

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained the plans for the restoration project at the council’s May 19 meeting. Trout Unlimited requested the city’s endorsement for their plans to improve Root River access for anglers on land owned by the city o ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Porter Mitchell Peterson

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Mitchell and Alexandra Peterson of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Porter Mitchell Peterson. Porter was born May 10, 2014 weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. and measuring 20 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Sharon Woellert of Preston ..... 
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Open sites and enrolled sites located in eligible areas Fillmore Central Public Schools #2198

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Preston State of Minnesota

Fillmore Central Public Schools #2198 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and meet nutritional standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Site Name: Fill ..... 
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James F. Gartner

Thu, May 22nd, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

James F. Gartner, 79, of Preston, Minn., died Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home. James Gartner was born on November 25, 1934 in Rochester, Minn., the son of Frank and Ella (Scanlon) Gartner. He graduated from Preston High School in 1953. On Februar ..... 
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19th-century bread and butter making at historic Forestville in June

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

Learn how to make bread and butter the old fashioned way, in two popular programs offered at Historic Forestville this June. Families can see 19th-century chores in progress and learn from costumed history players about farm life. •Event: Bread M ..... 
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The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Fillmore Central Schools to be used on their project of building a permanent fence around the baseball field. The Foundation feels strongly that this type of project is a g ..... 
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Preston street construction to start after Trout Days

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

At the Preston City Council May 5 meeting, City Administrator Joe Hoffman provided updates on the Twenty-14 and Industrial Park projects. Contractors are expected to start Twenty-14 street projects on May 19. Construction for the street projects w ..... 
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