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June I. Stender


Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

June I. Stender, long-time Spring Valley resident, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Seasons Hospice with family at her side.

She and her twin sister, Jean, were born April 10, 1932, in Stewartville, Minn., to Boyd and Helen (Russell) Lenz. She grew up in Wykoff and was baptized, confirmed and married at the Wykoff Methodist Church. After high school, she attended the University of Minnesota. On December 18, 1954, she married Kenneth Stender. They made their first home in Denver and returned to Minnesota in 1956.

June was very involved in school, community and church activities. At Our Savior’s Lutheran (OSL) in Spring Valley, she taught Sunday School and was past WELCA president. In 2012, she retired from the OSL church council, the Lutheran World Relief board (Root River conf.), and as board chair of Spring Valley Senior Living and Nursing Home.

Over the years, she served as an election judge, zoning board member, library board president, SELCO member, Cosmopolitan Club member, and chair of the local chapter of The American Red Cross. She also chaperoned University of Minnesota marching band performances in the UK.

She was an optician and office manager of eye clinics in Spring Valley and Preston for many years. She later founded Verse in Vision, creating custom banners for churches throughout the tri-state area. She also applied her artistic gifts to stained glass, oil paintings and crafts, and was an avid reader.

She is survived by husband, Ken; sister, Jean (Bill) Eickhoff and family; children, Pamela Landgrebe of Racine, Gregory Stender of Spring Valley, Jana Stender (Gary Rice) of Eden Prairie, and Lia (Jon) Hansen of Seattle; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by grandson, Grant Landgrebe; son-in-law, Gary Landgrebe; and sister-in-law, Carla Stender.

A memorial service was held Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Rev.’s Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten co-officiating. Funeral arrangements by Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley.

Doris Lillian Matson

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Doris Lillian (Peterson) Matson passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the of age 92, at her home in Harmony, Minnesota. Doris was born March 15, 1920, to Alfred and Esther (Johnson) Peterson, in rural Lanesboro, Minnesota. She married Do ..... 
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Scott Copeman

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley All

Scott Eugene Copeman, 55, of Spring Valley, died after complications surrounding a twenty day illness, February 8, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital with his wife Carol at his side. Scott was born on October 9, 1957, in Great Lakes, Illinois to Roge ..... 
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Spring Valley Bakery is a staple

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

At the age of twelve, Peter Haack, of Spring Valley, Minn., like all children, wanted a bicycle. He asked his Father, Daryl, if he could get one. Daryl, who owned the Spring Valley Bakery at the time, told Peter he could work at the bakery to earn ..... 
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Earth Dance Farms

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Health & Wellness

Just under six miles north of Spring Valley, among the patchwork fields of our county, sits a small family farm rich in color, vision, and consequently, flavor. Founded in 2005, by Norm Gross and Laurie Nelsen, Earth Dance Farms is a sustainable CSA ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Progress Edition

In the article “True Value to reopen in Spring Valley” in the January 28 edition of the Fillmore County Journal, it was incorrectly stated there were no other hardware stores in Spring Valley. Valley Farm and Home also sells hardware. Also, the ..... 
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Spring Valley may receive Economic Development Grant

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Gary Peterson Spring Valley could be receiving $265,000 from the State of Minnesota in the form of an Economic Development Grant. The money is a result an extension of the Rochester .5 percent sales tax. The citizens of Rochester approved the ba ..... 
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Eleanor J. Augustus

Tue, Jan 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Eleanor J. Augustus will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 2, 2013 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Burial will take place at the Greenleaf City Cemetery in Greenleaf, Kansas at 1pm Monday February 4, 2013. Visitatio ..... 
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True Value to re-open in Spring Valley

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Features

A year and a half after a fire destroyed the basement and did major damage to the main floor of the True Value Hardware store building in Spring Valley, Minn., work has begun on a new True Value Hardware store that is being built in a different loca ..... 
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