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Edna Mae Kelly


Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Edna Mae Kelly, 93 of Winona, Minn., formerly of Rushford, Minn., died on Thursday, November 28, at the Golden Living Center in St. Charles, Minn. surrounded by her family.

She was born January 26, 1920 in Bismarck ND to Bryan F and Lenice (Turner) Coons. Edna graduated as Valedictorian from McKenzie, ND High School in 1937. While working in Bismarck she met William J Kelly, originally from Osseo, Wisconsin. They were married in Hibbing Minn. on May 19, 1942. They lived in Bismarck until moving to Rushford in 1953.

Edna was a stay at home mom until all the children were in school. She worked at Winona Industries, and then started working at Rush Products in Rushford, retiring in 1988, after 25 years. She enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking, flower gardening, crocheting and crossword puzzles. Edna and William moved to Winona in 2001. William died in 2003.

Edna is survived by her children: Patricia (Tim) Pretzer, Eyota, Minn.; Billie Jean (Darol Wiley)Pulkrabek, Hutchinson, Minn.; Terrance, Rocklin, California; Lynn (Sandra), Pine Island, Minn., Tammie (Chris) Rothering, Winona; and Colleen (Bill) Forbes, Eyota..17 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, 19 step-great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren, 1 step-great-great-grandchild. Two sisters-in-law: Elsie Coons, Bismarck; Lillian Kelly, Brodhead ,Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter, Sharon and two brothers.

There will be a memorial service for Edna at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford with the Rev. Pratap Reddy officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Rushford debates police staffing, coverage

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The ongoing issue over whether or not to fill the police department vacancy left by recently resigned, full-time officer Chris Frick continues to bring out public support and heated debate. Police Chief Adam Eide came before the council on November ..... 
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Local communities rally around girl

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Features

Alysta King is, by essence, a joy to be around. The Rushford 10-year old and 4th-grader at Houston Elementary is known for her big smile and bubbly attitude, so it’s no wonder that she’s often surrounded by family and friends. “She has been an ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson narrows options for future

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The Future Facilities Task Force has spent weeks working out the details of potential options for the future of the district’s aging facilities. After a failed referendum last December, the district called for the task force to pour over the sugge ..... 
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Engagement - Lind ~ Olson

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Social Scenes

Brenda and Bill Falkowski of Houston, Minn. and Doug and Becky Lind of Rushford, Minn. announce the engagement of their daughter Chellsey Lind to Nathan Olson, son of Linda and the late Roger Olson of Nodine, Minn. Chellsey is a 2003 graduate of R ..... 
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Merchants Bank completes acquisition of Rushford and Lanesboro locations from Associated Bank

Thu, Nov 21st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Merchants Bank has taken ownership of the former Associated Bank locations in Rushford and Lanesboro, according to Merchants Financial Group, Inc. President & CEO Richard L. Mahoney. Transfer of ownership took place November 15, ..... 
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Caleb Leslie Hughes

Wed, Nov 20th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Caleb Leslie Hughes, 22, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, November 16, 2013, due to a motor-vehicle accident near La Crescent, Minn. The son of Cherie and Jon Graham, Caleb was born on September 18, 1991, in La Crosse, Wis. He was raised as a ..... 
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Houston switching to Independent Emergency Services system

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Government

The Houston City Council convened on November 12 for their monthly meeting. At the meeting the council made many important decisions regarding the town. One decision was in regard to the town’s Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Devel ..... 
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Root River Floral celebrates Caring Rose Week

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Home & Garden

“Holidays, happiness, family… hunger?” Next week, we’ll all sidle up to the table, give thanks for our blessings, and dive in. In the midst of so much, it’s possible to forget that there are those not so fortunate. This week, National Hu ..... 
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