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Lorraine R. Prohaska


Mon, May 14th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Lorraine R. Prohaska, age 88, of Spring Valley died Monday May 07, 2012, at Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, MN where she had resided for a little over a year.

She was born April 19, 1924, at her parent’s home in Forrestville Township, Fillmore County, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at the United Brethren Church in Cherry Grove and attended country schools in Fillmore County.

On March 22, 1944, she was united in marriage to Clarence Prohaska at the EUB Church in Cherry Grove. Together they farmed from 1944 until 1947 and then purchased Mystery Cave in Forrestville Township owning and operating the cave until their retirement in 1977. Lorraine enjoyed cooking, baking, and crocheting but especially enjoyed making wooden lawn ornaments. Lorraine also enjoyed vegetable gardening and really enjoyed cutting grass. She also did sewing for missions. Occasionally she enjoyed eating out at her two favorite dining spots, The Old Country Buffet and The Pizza Ranch. She also loved the Sportsman’s Club Smelt Feed in Spring Valley but most of all her family meant everything to her.

She is survived by her children Janette Kappers of Spring Valley, MN; Harold “Buzz” Prohaska of Malvern, Arkansas; and Beverly (Gary) Nielsen of Pine River, MN; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on September 24, 1992, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services for Lorraine R. Prohaska were held on Thursday May 10, 2012, at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley with the Rev Beth Perez and Rev Mark Rader officiating. Burial took place in the Etna Cemetery in Bloomfield Township, Fillmore County, MN, 2012.

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Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
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Christine (Terri) Lundeen-Holmen, age 54, of Spring Valley, MN, joined the Lord Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at her home. Christine was born May 26, 1957, in St. Paul at Mounds Park Hospital. She was raised by her parents Kenneth and Charlott ..... 
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Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

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Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

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Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

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Arlow W. Grabau

Mon, Apr 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Arlow W. Grabau, age 93, of Spring Valley, formerly of Wykoff, died Monday afternoon, April 9, 2012. Arlow was born July 19, 1918, in Forestville Township, Fillmore Co., Minn., the son of Adolph and Anna (Groth) Grabau. He attended countr ..... 
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Spring Valley City Council hears audit report

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

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Clayton J. Kappers

Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012
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Clayton J. “Sie” Kappers, age 85 of Spring Valley, died Monday March 26, 2012, at his home in Spring Valley. He was born June 10, 1926, in York Township, Fillmore County, Minn. to John and Louise (Tienter) Kappers. He attended school t ..... 
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Jones ~ Markowski

Mon, Mar 26th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Social Scenes

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