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Eline M. Kleist


Wed, Jan 16th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

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 raised in Money Creek, Minn., attended Money Creek School and graduated from Houston High School in 1965. On August 22, 1970, she married Arthur Kleist in Winona, Minn. Eline worked at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, SEMCAC and Camera Art. She enjoyed making candles, knitting, crafts, crocheting and talking on the phone. Eline was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Rushford.

Eline is survived by her husband, Arthur; son, Daniel (Cindy) Kleist of Rushford; grandchildren: Ora Yonts, Ellen, Bradley and Greg Johnson; great-granddaughter, Rebecca Witt; a special niece, Ruby Johnson; three brothers: Lowell (Donna) Johnson of DeWitt, Iowa, Jim (JoAnn) Johnson of Winona, Minn. and Steve (Lynn) Johnson of La Crescent, Minn. ; and one sister: Carla Johnson of Houston, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Vicki Lyn Kleist, a sister, JoAnn Bush, a niece, Marta and two nephews, Adam and Patrick.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kristin Rice of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

A green wedding for a lively couple

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

Ask a bride how she hopes the big day will be and you’ll frequently get “beautiful,” “classy,” “fun,” and sometimes even “perfect.” While it’s obvious that Shannon Hyter and Evan Meier’s wedding will be these things, the first ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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Virgil E. Johnson

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Virgil E. Johnson, 71, of Highland, Minn. died on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at his home. Virgil was born on April 18, 1941, in Highland, Minn. to Vernon and Evelyn (Hjelle) Johnson. He was raised in Highland where he lived and farmed all of his ..... 
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Bertram Hovland

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Bertram Benson Hovland, 91, of Rushford passed away at Good Shepherd Lutheran Nursing Home on December 16, 2012. He was born March 30, 1921, to George and Laura Hovland. A graduate of Rushford High School, he excelled at Football, Baseball and B ..... 
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Rushford sets levy, looks for cost savings

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Government

Last week, the council tabled setting the levy for the 2013 budget to allow for further review of the budget. Following an in-depth discussion of line item areas, the council proceeded with setting the levy at $740,000, a 0 percent increase from 201 ..... 
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Rushford looking at no levy increase

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Government

Municipalities within the state must certify the levy to the county auditor on or before five working days after December 20 each year. With that date rapidly approaching, a Rushford budget subcommittee of city staff, Mayor Chris Hallum, and council ..... 
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Letter about R-P Referendum

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I attended the RP referendum meeting, took the tour of the facilities and listened intently to presenters, numerous questions and answers. I learned new facts and gained greater understanding of what assumptions were used in developi ..... 
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Letter about R-P referendum

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, When I mentioned to a proponent that increased taxes for a new school are problematic for people on a fixed income, she said, “There are a lot of old people with money here. They are just greedy.” The 2007 flood was absolutel ..... 
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