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Virgil Kenneth Arett


Mon, Jun 30th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Virgil Kenneth Arett, age 92, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014.

He was born March 22, 1922 in Freeborn County near Moscow, Minn. to Benjamin and Ida Mae (Hubbard) Arett. He married Lillian E. Kingsley June 8, 1940 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

He drove heavy construction equipment in Austin, Minn. until he was drafted into the army in 1944 where he served in the Philippines until 1946. After his discharge he returned to the area and continued working as a heavy equipment operator until his retirement from Freeman Construction 30 years ago.

Virgil and Lillian moved to the Spring Valley area in 1948. He was proud of all the building sites, roads, bridges, and waterways that he built in Fillmore County for Freeman Construction. In his retirement he became an incredible baker of pies, cookies and bread.

Virgil is survived by his children Kyle (Debbie) Arett of McDonough, Ga., Kent (Erika) Arett of Ludlow, KY, and Vicky (Jim) O’Connell of Spring Valley; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary King of San Leandro, Cali. and Janet Roberts of Blooming Prairie, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Laura Zidlicky of Postville, Iowa, Betty Arett of Austin, Minn, Ginny Palmer of Pleasanton, Cali., and Margo Arett of Blaine, Minn.; and his long term friend and care giver, Vicky Moore and her family of Spring Valley.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lillian, daughter, Cynthia, parents, Benjamin and Ida Mae, sisters, Fern, Alice, Gladys, and Barbara, and brothers, Raymond, Pete, and Duane.

Funeral services for Virgil K. Arett will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev Dennis Timmerman and Rev Laura Fladten officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Loan funds approved for Spring Valley’s Chateau de Chic

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on June 23 and approved an application for revolving loan funds for working capital for the Chateau de Chic in the amount of $25,000. The application stated that the business needs gap financing to pave the way for ..... 
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Fillmore County resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Business Announcements

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Congratulations to Joshua Thompson of Spring Valley, Minn. Thompson won $20,000 by playing the Lottery’s MONOPOLY™ scratch game. Thompson claimed the prize on June 13, 2014. The winning ticket was purchased at Cub Foods, 102 ..... 
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Curtis Lloyd Osterhus

Wed, Jun 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Curtis Lloyd Osterhus age 69, of Spring Valley, Minn., passed peacefully at his home with his family by his side after a courageous 4 month battle against cancer. He was born on August 31, 1944 in Spring Valley to Lloyd and Bernice (Larson) Oster ..... 
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Lloyd M. Leibfried

Tue, Jun 24th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lloyd M. Leibfried, age 71, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away peacefully at his home in Spring Valley on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Lloyd was born in Sherburn, Minn. on March 14, 1943, son of Joseph & Florence (Studer) Leibfried. At age 5, his fam ..... 
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Kingsland School Board takes care of business

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Though school is out of session, the Kingsland School Board completed a list of agenda items at the June 16, 2014 meeting held in the Kingsland conference room. School Board members Troy Asher and Steve Tart were absent. Consent Agenda items app ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council looks into cloud data storage

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, June 9 and approved the bid of $222,233.94 from Doyle Connor Company for the North Broadway Concrete Paving. The acceptance of Doyle Connor’s bid was recommendation by Bolton &Menk, consulting Engineer ..... 
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Four Daughters breaks ground on expansion

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

When Vicky Vogt first dreamed of starting a vineyard and opening a winery, she, like all new business owners, hoped it would do well. After opening the doors of Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery on December 15, 2011 the business has so exceeded expe ..... 
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Stella Brusse

Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Stella Brusse, age 97, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, Minn. Stella was born near Cherry Grove, Minn. to Ben and Mollie (Mathison) Nagel on September 10, 1916. She married Calvin ..... 
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