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Darlene Esther Meyer


Tue, Sep 3rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Darlene Esther Meyer, age 86, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Tuesday morning, September 3, 2013, of Alzheimer’s at her home with her family at her side while under Mayo Hospice.

Darlene was born May 22, 1927, in Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter of Glen and Alvina (Henke) Copeman. She attended and was a 1945 graduate of Wykoff High School. She married Marvin “Buddy” Meyer on June 22, 1947, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage together. Following their marriage they made their hone the Meyer family farm in Forestville Township. Together they dairy farmed and worked the land for 46 years before moving to Spring Valley in 1993.

Darlene enjoyed cooking, playing cards, dancing and camping with their Hiawatha Valley camp group. She was well known for her gracious entertaining as she always had enough food for all. But most of all, she loved family gatherings and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband; five children, Marsha (Roger) Winch of Stewartville, Dennis (Carolyn) Meyer of Wykoff, Lynette (Thomas) Ramaker of Spring Valley, Nancy (Randel) Christopherson of Austin and Douglas (Kim) Meyer of Stewartville; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry (Sharon) Copeman of Rochester. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Delone (Elmer) Schmidt and Shirley (Stanley) Christopherson; and one infant brother.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Robert V. Stohlmann, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley 5 – 8:00 p.m., on Friday and at the church on Saturday an hour before the service.

The family prefers memorials be designated to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. John’s Lutheran School or Mayo’s Alzheimer research.

Spring Valley briefed about SE Minnesota Initiative Fund

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson Jennifer Nelson representing the Southeast Minnesota Initiative Fund appeared before the council and explained the objectives of the organization in the coming year. She said that the priorities would be Economic Development and Ea ..... 
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Kingsland prepares for 2013-14 school year

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Education

By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board met on Monday, August 19, 2013 in the Kingsland Conference Room. All school board members were present along with Superintendent McDonald. Consent Agenda Items were approved including the minutes review ..... 
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Spring Valley celebrates Ag Days 2013

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

By Barb Jeffers Good old fashioned fun and some mud filled fun took place in Spring Valley, Minn. during the city’s annual Ag Days celebration. Ag Days took place from Tuesday, August 13 to Sunday, August 18, 2013 with a full schedule of events ..... 
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Lilly Ann Welch & Matthew Kyle Welch

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

Kyle and Heather Welch of Spring Valley, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their twins, Lilly Ann and Matthew Kyle. They were born June 17, 2013. Lilly weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 inches long. Matthew weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 1/ ..... 
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Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt

Tue, Aug 13th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt, 90, died August 9, 2013 at Spring Valley Senior Living Care Center in Spring Valley, MN. On September 16, 1922, Lenora was born to Bert T. and Etta Rose (Krieger) Bly at the family home on Washington Street in Spring Vall ..... 
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Highway 16 between Spring Valley and Preston opens to traffic

Mon, Aug 12th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley State of Minnesota

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Highway 16 in Fillmore County from Spring Valley to Preston is now open to traffic, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Highway 16 had been closed while crews conducted culvert repairs. Motorists shoul ..... 
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Lloyd R. Rathbun

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lloyd R. Rathbun, age 84, of Cambridge died July 27, 2013 at Prairie Senior Cottages in Isanti. Lloyd Raymond Rathbun was born October 2, 1928 in Spring Valley, Minn. to Perry and Minnie (Forester) Rathbun. He was raised with five siblings in ..... 
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Heusinkveld’s named 2013 Farm Family of the Year

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. — This year, 75 families from throughout Minnesota will be honored as a 2013 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. The families will be recognized in ceremonies set for 1:30 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8 at the ann ..... 
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