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Glenn Maynard Ukkestad


Mon, Apr 9th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Glenn Maynard “Mush” Ukkestad, age 81, died Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Rushford, MN where he had resided since December, 2010. Mush was born October 22, 1930 in LaCrosse, WI to Theodore Ukkestad and Julia Oleson Ukkestad and was the youngest of five children.

He grew up in Rushford and was baptized and confirmed at the Rushford Norwegian Lutheran Church and graduated from Rushford High School in 1948. During and after high school he worked on areas farms and later for Tri-County Electric Association. On January 16, 1951, he enlisted in the Marine Corp and served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged January 26, 1954. During that time he served aboard ship during the Suez crisis. While in Africa he marched in the Inaugural parade of President Tubman in Monrovia, Liberia.

On June 22, 1956, he married Rachel M. Witt of Houston, MN at the Houston Presbyterian Church. For over 39 years Mush worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation in the areas of surveying, construction, bridges and maintenance, retiring in 1991. Mush was also a member of the Masonic Lodge for 48 years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Rushford.

Mush was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Ruth Ukkestad MacKimm, Anna Ukkestad Killham and Elenore Ukkestad Killham.

He is survived by his wife Rachel; daughter and son- in-law Elizabeth(Ukkestad) and Allen LaFleur, Rushford; son, Carl Ukkestad, LaCrescent, MN; granddaughter, Julia LaFleur(Levi) Olstad; grandson Phillip Ukkestad LaFleur, and sister Thelma(Tim) Ukkestad Anderson, Rushford.

The funeral service was Friday, April 6, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, Rushford with Pastor Kristin Rice officiating. Cremation is planned with burial and accompanying military honors at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery, (South) Rushford.

Leland Warren James

Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Leland Warren “Lee” James, 78, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Lee was born on May 24, 1933, to Melvin and Ella (Overby) James. He graduated from Rushford High School in ..... 
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Kevin L. Courtney

Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Kevin L. Courtney, 55, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, March 12, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family following a 13-year battle with Leukemia. Kevin was born on December 5, 1956, in Decorah, Iowa to Lawrence and Ruth (Bolland) ..... 
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Leland Warren James

Mon, Mar 12th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Leland Warren “Lee” James, 78, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Lee was born on May 24, 1933, to Melvin and Ella (Overby) James. He graduated from Rushford High School in ..... 
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Arlyn Robert Brevig

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
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Arlyn Robert Brevig, 70 of Rushford, died peacefully Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse surrounded by his loving family. Arlyn was born July 7, 1941, in Rushford to Melvin and Myrtle (Moger) Brev ..... 
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Eric Hoiland

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Eric D. Hoiland, 43, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Eric was born on January 30, 1969, in Winona, Minn. to Stanley and Elizabeth (Semmen) Hoiland. Eric was raised ..... 
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Arleen Himlie

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Arleen L. Himlie, 78, of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at Gundersen – Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis. Arleen was born on February 8, 1934, in Rushford to Arthur and Gladys (Olson) Bratberg. Arleen lived all of h ..... 
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Paul Erickson

Mon, Feb 6th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Paul Einar Erickson, 62 of Rushford, died Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. Paul was born August 26, 1949, in Rushford to Einar and Lillie (Gudmundson). As a child, he worked on his grandparents farm, h ..... 
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