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Henry M. Colbenson


Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries



Henry M. Colbenson, 78, of Rushford, Minn. died on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at his home.

Henry was born on February 6, 1935, in Money Creek Township of Houston County, Minn. to N. John and Marie (Thompson) Colbenson. He was raised in rural Rushford and graduated from Rushford High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army as an Army Specialist from November 15, 1956, to November 15, 1958, and in the Army Reserves until November 15, 1962.

On October 3, 1959, Henry married Jeannette Oldendorf in Winona, Minn. He attended Winona Vocational School in the Business and Marketing program. Henry spent most of his career as an independent insurance agent.

Henry was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church and the Rushford Lions Club where he received the Melvin Jones Award. Henry was also a member of the Mystic Star Lodge #69 in Rushford, where he received the Hiram Award. He sponsored and played softball for the First National Agency softball team.

Henry is survived by his wife, Jeannette; two daughters: Ann (Mike) Hallum of Osseo, Wis. and Susan (Marc) Fournier of Shoreview, Minn.; a nephew who Henry and Jeannette raised from childhood, Mark Colbenson; thirteen grandchildren; and his siblings: Catherine Sorum of Rushford, John Colbenson of Isanti, Minn., Ardis Scattum of Minnesota City, Minn., and Joyce Warnken of Rushford, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bertram and Cubby; and another nephew that he raised, Mike Colbenson.

The funeral service was on Friday, May 10, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

The family prefers memorials to be directed to Rushford Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.

Roger A. Chiglo

Fri, May 10th, 2013
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Roger A. Chiglo, 73, of Rushford, Minn. died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at his home. Roger was born on August 10, 1939, in Whalan, Minn. to Peter N. and Myrtle (Sveen) Chiglo. He graduated from Lanesboro High School. Roger served in the U.S. Army ..... 
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Marlys McCluskey

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
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Marlys McCluskey Marlys R. McCluskey, 86, of Rushford, Minn. died on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Born Marlys Rae Anderson on December 28, 1926, in Hutchinson, Minn. to Alvin and Olive (Benjamin) Ander ..... 
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Florence Runge

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
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Florence Runge Florence M. Runge, 88, of Rushford, Minn. died on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Florence was born on September 19, 1924, in rural Lewiston, Minn. to Herman and Meta (Bergmann) Runge. She wa ..... 
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Nancy Dubbs-Hughes

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
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Nancy Joann Dubbs-Hughes, 78, was taken by the angels on April 4, 2013, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Nancy was born on March 8, 1935, to Wallace and Gladys (Gilbertson) Dubbs in Rushford, Minn. Nancy lived an incredibly rich li ..... 
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Arthur (Sonny) Harris Boyum

Mon, Feb 25th, 2013
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Arthur (Sonny) Harris Boyum Jr. 76, went to be with the Lord very peacefully February 25, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born November 16, 1936 in Rushford, Mn. to Arthur Sr. and Helen (Johnson) Boyum. He is survived by his three children J ..... 
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Nina Helen Miller

Mon, Feb 25th, 2013
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Nina Helen Miller, 85, of Rushford, died Friday, February 22, 2013 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. The ninth child of eleven siblings, Nina was born November 6, 1927 in La Crosse to Simon and Inga (Almus) Christianson. She attende ..... 
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Elizabeth Colwell

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
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Elizabeth Ann Colwell, 80, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, February 11, 2013, at Winona Health in Winona, Minn. Elizabeth was born on June 16, 1932, in Saratoga, Iowa to Clifford and Phyllis (Louvar) Miles. She was raised in Saratoga. After high ..... 
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Eline M. Kleist

Wed, Jan 16th, 2013
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RUSHFORD, MINN. – Eline M. Kleist, 65, of Rushford, Minn., died on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Eline was born on September 20, 1947, in La Crosse, Wis. to Earl and Evelyn (Thompson) Johnson. She was rai ..... 
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