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Margaret B. Stensgard


Tue, Oct 23rd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Margaret B. Stensgard, 89, of Rushford, MN, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at Sunrise Cottages in Rochester, MN, where she had resided since May. Margaret was born on August 10, 1923, to Henry and Betsey (Ramsey) Berge. On December 17, 1942, she married Robert Stensgard in Lanesboro, MN. They spent their married life farming in the Bratsberg area.

Margaret was a member of the Highland Prairie Lutheran Church and its women’s organizations. She enjoyed quilting with the women at Highland Prairie and going to Circle. Margaret’s vocation was a homemaker which clearly defines her life. She loved her family, friends, flowers, handwork, and of course, baking lefse, rosettes and cookies for those she loved.

She is survived by two daughters, Marlys (Marlyn Mattison) Stensgard of Zumbro Falls, MN, Betty (Rex) Manion of Stewartville, MN; son, Ron (Martha) Stensgard of Rushford, MN; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey (Verna) Berge of Stewartville, MN, and Curtis (Arlene) Berge of Shakopee, MN; one sister-in-law, Jeanette Berge of Lanesboro, MN; and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert, three sisters, Mabel, Evelyn and Martha, and three brothers, Carl, Bennett and Archie.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 11:00am, at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church with the Reverend Kay Wold officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service – Rushford from 5-8:00pm, and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Highland Prairie Organ Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice. A special thank you to her friends and caregivers at Sunrise Cottages #9 for the love and exceptional care they gave Margaret.

Please share a memory of Margaret with the family, sign her online guestbook or view her video tribute when it becomes available online at www.hofffuneral.com

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Parents ask for better communication following incidents at R-P

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

Just one week after a local publication printed an article highlighting Ready Bus drivers’ irritations with motorists ignoring the stop arms and flashing lights of stopped buses, a bus serving the district was involved in an accident north of Hart ..... 
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Ores Stanley Odland

Tue, Oct 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Ores Stanley Odland, 85, of Good Shepherd Care Center in Rushford, formerly of Lanesboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wis., where he had been a patient for one day. Ores was born Dec. ..... 
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Letter about Voter ID

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, The only time to guarantee there is no voter fraud is before the ballots go into the box. Once a vote is cast, no one knows, nor should they know, who voted for whom. The recounts in Minnesota over the last several cycles have proved ..... 
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Engagement - Courrier ~ Hall

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Courrier ~ Hall Sarah Courrier and Nick Hall, both of Rushford, Minn. are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Curt and Robin Courrier of Rushford, Minn. Parents of the groom are Wendy Ebner, Jeff C ..... 
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Rushford delves into strategic planning

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Government

After the first of several scheduled strategic planning meetings, Rushford’s council and administrative staff is developing a clearer picture of the future of the city. Guided by nine strategies for success, three key topics, including the Public ..... 
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Operation Round Up grants $3,600 to local causes

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

Rushford, MN— Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met on September 14 and elected to donate $3,600 to the following worthy organizations: •$600, Semcac, Rushford, Minn., to support its energy assistance program f ..... 
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R-P continues working towards new elementary facility

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

At the September 17 board meeting, Dean Beeninga, of architectural firm ATS&R, and Gary Benson, of ICS Consulting, were on hand with updates on the proposed early childhood through grade 5 facility. A “Review and Comment,” required by the Minnes ..... 
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Morris Carl Anderson

Tue, Oct 2nd, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Morris Carl Anderson, 84, of Rushford, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at his home.  Morrie was born on July 27, 1928 to Melvin R. and Catherine (Humble) Anderson in Norway Township, Fillmore County. He was raised in Lanesboro and graduate from Lane ..... 
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