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Leonard “Lenny” Volkman


Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Leonard “Lenny” Volkman, 69, of Rushford, died on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Lenny was born on March 26, 1943, in Rushford to Edward and Ellen (Bartleson) Volkman. He was raised in Rushford and graduated from Rushford High School in 1961. In December of 1960, he married Beverly Stensgard. They were later divorced. On April 4, 1970, Lenny married Pat Rollins at Rushford Lutheran Church. Lenny and Pat ran the Volkman Motel in Rushford for 17 years. Lenny was also an over-the-road truck driver for all of his career. He retired from Fil-more Trucking Company in 2008. In his spare time, Lenny enjoyed fishing, woodworking and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; three children: Lowell (Alecia) Volkman of Rushford, LeeAnn (Steve) Tufte of Oskaloosa, Kansas and Amanda (Kevin) Fenske of Rushford; eight grandchildren: Amber, Leigh, Tiffany, Bridgette, David, Garret, Owen and Abagail; six great-grandchildren: Damon, Landon, Lauren, Hannah, Reyna and Rowan; two sisters: Shirley (Richard) Anderson of Lewiston, Minn. and Juanita (Les) Ladewig of Rushford; and by many nieces and nephews.

Lenny was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service was on Monday, May 21, 2012, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was in the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford handled arrangements.

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RINTek to host nanotechnology conference, youth camp, and trek

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Features

Rushford Institute for Nanotechnology (RINTek) dubs nanotechnology as “the most all-encompassing enabling technology of our time” and rightfully, so. According to data, the nanotechnology field is currently a $200 billion industry. That number i ..... 
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Rushford passes chicken ordinance

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

After much debate within the council and planning commissions, Rushford has passed a new ordinance that will allow for the keeping of chickens within city limits. According to city administrator Steve Sarvi, the ordinance came before the commission ..... 
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SEMCAC awarded grant through Blue Cross Foundation

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

RUSHFORD — Semcac received a $60,625 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation through the Minnesota Community Action Association Resource Fund to provide for basic needs of low-income families in seven counties in southeas ..... 
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Dennis Edward Peterson

Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Dennis “Denny” Edward Peterson, 65, of Rushford, MN died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his home. Dennis was born on June 6, 1946, in Rushford to Edward and Josephine (Woxland) Peterson. He attended Big Martin Country School and graduated from ..... 
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History needed of Rushford

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

The Rushford-Peterson Independent School District received a grant from Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants. The purpose of this grant is to evaluate its current school site, the historical Rushford elementary/high school building for its eligi ..... 
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Viola G. Cordes

Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Viola “Vi” G. Cordes, 89, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Lake City, Minn. Vi was born on May 2, 1923, in La Crosse, Wis. to Ben and Gertrude (Henze) Jacobson. She was raised in Rushford and ..... 
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FC Band performs at small group contest

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Rushford All

The Fillmore Central High School Band Department performed at the MSHSL Small Group Music Contest Tuesday night in Rushford, MN. 82 members of the FCHS Band participated in this event, involving 17 total solos and ensembles. All 17 groups from Fill ..... 
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Kopperud~ O’Donnell

Mon, May 7th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Jeffrey O’Donnell and Chelsea Kopperud are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Thomas and Wanda Kopperud of Rushford, Minn. Parents of the groom are Jack and Jill O’Donnell of Rushford, M ..... 
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