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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 country school and farmed with his family until serving with the US Army from March 17, 1941 until October 21, 1945, during WW II in the European Theatre. He married Betty Lou Bender September 30, 1950, in Spring Valley. The couple made their home on a farm in Forestville Township until they retired in 2004 and moved into Spring Valley. Betty died January 5, 2011.

Arlow was a member of the Spring Valley and Wykoff American Legions, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley and served on the Forestville Township Board from 1966 – 1996. He was a former member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and his family.

He is survived by two daughters, Sally Grabau of Austin and Teresa (James) Heimsness of Oronoco; three grandchildren, Molly Grabau, Kalli Heimsness and Tyler Heimsness; four brothers, Elmer Grabau of Spring Valley, Raymond (Mildred) Grabau of Wykoff, Curtis Grabau of Rochester and Lyndon “Butch” (Helen) Grabau of Austin; one sister, Eunice Thompson of Spring Valley; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; four brothers, Elden, Gerhardt “Slim”, Reuben and Gerald; and one sister, Bernice Scheevel.

The funeral was Friday, April 13, 2012, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with the Rev.’s Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten co-officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was in the church cemetery.
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Spring Valley City Council hears audit report

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

“Things are in good shape.” That was the statement made by Tom Wente of Smith Schafer & Associates after he walked the Council through the latest Financial Summary for the City of Spring Valley. Wente handed out a presentation that outlined the ..... 
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Clayton J. Kappers

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

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

Frank Markowski and Shari Jones of Spring Valley, Minn. were married on March 17, 2012, in rural Spring Valley, Minn. Parents of the bride are David Collett and Ellen Collett of Preston, Minn. Parents of the groom are Frank and Betty Mark ..... 
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Spring Valley approves door bid

Mon, Mar 19th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

Bids were approved Monday night at Spring Valley City Council for replacement of the steel doors at the swimming pool. According to Park Director John Fenske the old doors are the original ones that were installed when the pool was built. Valley Hom ..... 
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Eyesore to be burned by Spring Valley Fire Department

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley All

What is being described as “blighted” property in Spring Valley will be cleaned up by the City after approval was given by the Fillmore County Board on Tuesday. At the City Council meeting on Monday night, the Council authorized City Administrat ..... 
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John Sheldon

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

John Sheldon, age 86, of Spring Valley died Saturday February 11, 2012, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester where he had resided for a short time. John Curtis Sheldon was born March 31, 1925, in Spring Valley, MN to Warren and Helen (Richardson ..... 
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Spring Valley purchases playground equipment

Mon, Feb 20th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The agenda for Monday night’s City Council meeting was very short, in fact the meeting didn’t quite last to the 10 minute point. First on the agenda was reviewing a possible violation of the Junk Ordinance. There was time set aside for review ..... 
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William Schmoll

Mon, Feb 13th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

William “Billy” Schmoll, 25, of rural Spring Valley, MN died Thursday (February 2, 2012) of injuries suffered in an auto accident on Hwy 63, south of Spring Valley. William Eugene Schmoll was born March 30, 1986, in Kodiak Island, Alask ..... 
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