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Anne M. Roberton


Tue, Nov 10th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Anne Marie (Biesanz) Roberton, 71, of Rushford, Minn. died on Sunday, November 8, at her home surrounded by her family.

Anne was born on March 28, 1944, in Sacramento, Calif. to Bill and Irene (O’Connor) Biesanz. She was raised in Winona, Minn. and graduated from Winona Cotter High School in 1962, and from St. Teresa’s College in Winona in 1966, with a B.S. Degree in Social Work. On September 23, 1967, she was united in marriage with Ted Roberton at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winona. She worked for Winona County Welfare Services. Anne and Ted moved around to many places while Ted served in the U.S. Military, spending most of that time in Spain. Anne and Ted then lived in Minnetonka, Minn. for several years until moving to Rushford, Minn. in 1975, where she lived the remainder of her life. Anne was a very active volunteer for many years. She served on the Rushford Ambulance for 25 years, 20 of those years as the ambulance manager. Anne also served on the Rushford School Board and numerous other local organizations. She was a member of the Minnesota State Regional Board for ambulance service, and many other ambulance associations. Anne was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Ferndale Ladies Golf League in Rushford. She received the “Hero Award” for her long standing service to rural health concerns from a group of rural health organizations. Anne and Ted were named Mr. and Mrs. Rushford during the 2015 Rushford Homecoming Celebration. Anne enjoyed, playing bridge, golfing, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Ted; two children: Jim (Michele) Roberton of Mankato, Minn. and Lori Roberton of Winona, Minn.; five grandchildren: Nicole, Stephanie, Bobby, Theodore, and Nina; eight siblings: Chuck (Becky) Biesanz, Thomas (Jan) Biesanz, Teresa (Bill) Shumaker, Philip Biesanz, David (CJ)Biesanz, Barb (Mark) Pozanc, Francis (Rebecca) Biesanz, and Julie Gardner; sister-in-law, Terry (BJ) Nelson; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donald and Robert Biesanz; brother-in-law, Geoff Gardner; and by a great-nephew, Peyton Lorenz.

There will be a Funeral Mass on Saturday, November 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rushford. Burial will be in the Rushford Oak Grove City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, .....
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Rushford council will see new faces

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

Changes to the Rushford City Council are on the horizon. While not yet canvassed and accepted by the city, results from November 3 voting indicate Incumbent Roger Colbenson has lost his council seat following a write-in campaign that appointed two n ..... 
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Debra L. Gibson

Thu, Nov 5th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Debra Louise (Ellefson) Gibson, 55, of Rushford died Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at her home. Debbie was born in Lexington Park, Md., to Murland and Louise (Markegard) Ellefson Dec. 17, 1959. She finished school and dental hygienist college in Jacksonv ..... 
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Rushford council discusses engineering changes, school permitting

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

In a surprisingly brief Monday, October 26 meeting, the Rushford council swiftly detailed a public works purchase, a change to banking services, street work, engineering changes, and local discussions over school site permitting. At the October 13 ..... 
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Roger M. Olson

Tue, Oct 20th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Roger M. Olson Roger M. Olson, 93, of Rushford, Minn. died on Wednesday, October 14, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Roger was born on June 10, 1922, in Bode, Iowa to Andrew and Amanda (Sime) Olson. He was raised in Bode, where he ..... 
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All work is work worth doing well

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 19th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Features

Theodore Roosevelt famously said, “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” This may conjure images of supremely noble work. But, what of those working women, putting their nose to the g ..... 
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Rushford approves subdivision ordinance addition

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Oct 19th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Government

The Rushford city council held a public hearing Tuesday, October 13 during its regular council meeting. Public comment was taken regarding an amendment to the subdivision regulations ordinance of the larger zoning ordinance. Only one person, Glen Pa ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson groundbreaking ceremony

Mon, Oct 12th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools is pleased to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the new EC-12th grade school to be held on Wednesday, October 14 at 1:30 p.m. at R-P Schools Niggle Field. In November, 2014, Rushford-Peterson Schools held a refer ..... 
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Beatrice H. Rislove

Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Beatrice H. Rislove, 94, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, September 28, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn. Beatrice was born on November 28, 1920, in rural Rushford to Elmer and Helen (Gilbertson) Otis. She was raised on ..... 
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