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Florence Runge


Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

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 was raised on the family farm in rural Lewiston and worked on the farm for many years.

Florence worked in the in-home-care industry for several years in Winona, Minn., Rushford and Lewiston. She also worked for Winona Knitting Mills, from where she retired. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and the LWML group in Rushford.

In her spare time Florence enjoyed sewing, crocheting, playing solitaire, country music, gardening, plants, family outings, traveling and her church.

Florence is survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and her sisters of the LWML.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.

The family prefers memorials directed to St. Mark Lutheran Church or Little Lambs Pre-school.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 30, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Rushford. Burial was in the Frank Hill Cemetery in Wilson, Minn.

A community conversation about childhood

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Join Katy Smith, Parent Educator from Winona and the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm at the Rushford-Peterson School Theater, free of charge. Katy ..... 
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The R-P Middle School staff

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The R-P Middle School staff is proud to announce the Quarter 3 Winners of the R-P Middle School Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is in place to recognize students who strive for excellence by upholding the R-P School’s Motto of “Always Our ..... 
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A Community Conversation About Childhood

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Join Katy Smith, Parent Educator from Winona and the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm from Rushford-Peterson School Theater. Katy is passionate abou ..... 
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Rushford Floor Covering merges with Lyle’s Flooring America

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

For years people have echoed the sentiment that small town businesses just can’t compete with their larger counterparts. Big box behemoths, ultra-competitive pricing, and gravitation towards internet browsing and sales have staggered the potential ..... 
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MnWARN coordinators visit Fillmore County for presentation

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

Nearly six years later, the vivid images of the devastating floods of 2007 are still fresh in the minds of many across southeastern Minnesota, especially those who lived in the community of Rushford at the time. Even though seventeen inches of rain ..... 
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Rushford offers option for MPCA issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Agriculture

By Kirsten Zoellner The 814 North Mill Street property of Jon Dammen has been on Rushford’s radar for a number of years. A remaining private septic system within the city limits, it has been racking up fines from Minnesota Pollution Control Agenc ..... 
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Guest Commentary: Balance sheet approach to frac sand mining decisions

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Commentary

By Bryan Van Gorp, Rushford, MN Let’s look at the economic, social, and environmental pros and cons to frac sand mining in SE Mn. Economic impact Dr. Steven Deller an economist from U of W who studied sand mining in Western Wisconsin says ther ..... 
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HBC launches new agenda in Bluff Country

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford, MN - “SE MN Historic Bluff Country (“HBC”) will be different in 2013,” says its new Board President, Valencia Gaddis, a web designer and owner of SonSations Business Services in Rushford. “We can’t attract visitors today the sa ..... 
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