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Lucille Katarina Cerling


Tue, Jul 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

“Life is worth living as long as there is a laugh in it,”author L.M. Montgomery once said. Lucille Katarina Cerling was born on October 6, 1988 in Houston, Texas with congenital muscle and joint defects that prevented her from almost any movement including speech. Yet she laughed often.

A few years after her birth Lucy and her family moved to rural Wykoff, Minn. Lucy attended grade school in Chatfield, Minn. with the help of her special friend Pam. She became known for her lively and friendly face which could always be counted on for a laugh. Her sense of humor brought joy to her friends, family and all of those who knew her.

At the age of 11, Lucy moved into a Hiawatha Homes group home in Rochester, Minn. Her many caregivers and housemates enjoyed Lucy’s humor, her smiles and even sometimes her mischievousness. After graduating from Century High School she spent many of her days at Opportunity Services in Rochester. Her day program managers there often remarked how Lucy changed everyone’s lives for the better.

While Lucy could not speak, her spirit touched everyone who knew her. Lucy died peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital on June 24, 2014 surrounded by her family and holding her parents hands. She taught us much about patience, understanding and enjoying the simple things in life.

Lucy is survived by her mother, Teresa Ann (Norris) Cerling, her father Roy Donald Cerling, her sisters Amelia Maude Cerling and Clara May Cerling, a grandmother, Drucilla Norris and a grandfather, Robert Cerling. She also leaves behind dozens of aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved house mates and friends at Hiawatha and Opportunity Services.

A memorial celebration will be held on July 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the American Legion Room at Chatfield Center for the Arts, Chatfield.
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New owners at The Gateway in Wykoff

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Features

After years of dreaming of opening their own restaurant, sisters Kelly Hansen and Cheyanne Baker have become the new owners of The Gateway in Wykoff, Minn. The business had been owned for 22 years by Darla Heusinkveld and the sisters finally came to ..... 
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Kingsland School Board takes care of business

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff 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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Celebrate solstice and Minnesota stories on DreamAcres Farm

Mon, Jun 16th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff All

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative of Wykoff, Minn. invites all to two June events: a solstice party (with barn dance and campfire) on June 20 from 5-10:30 p.m.; and Bottle Rockets and Soda Pop (Tales of the Minnesota Kid), a one-man performance by M ..... 
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Wykoff Council shocks mayor

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

The June 9 Wykoff City Council meeting started seemingly ordinary and ended with a bang. There were some simple matters discussed, such as approval for the fire department to purchase $500 in candy for summer parades, approval for the Wykoff summer ..... 
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Wykoff City Council addresses broken warning siren

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Government

It was determined the warning or tornado siren on South Street in Wykoff was not operational at May’s Wykoff City Council meeting. The city’s contracted electrician inspected the wiring to the pole that hosts the siren and everything was in work ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Peyton Bergey

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Education

An extensive agenda awaited the Kingsland School Board on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the regular school board meeting held in the Kingsland Conference Room. Consent Agenda items were approved. The following donations were recognized: American Legion ..... 
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Elmer M. Grabau

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Elmer M. Grabau, age 89, of Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday evening, May 11, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Elmer was born January 16, 1925, in Forestville Township, Fillmore County, the son of Adolph and Anna (Groth) Grabau. He attended co ..... 
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St. Johns Lutheran School Wykoff - Spelling Bee Champions Southeast Minnesota Lutheran Schools - Region 3 Spelling Bee

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Social Scenes

Samples of 7/8th grade challenge words: anachronism, hippophile, onomatopoeia, philately, assiduously, oligarchy Teams which took part in this year’s spelling bee were Rochester Central Lutheran School, Immanuel-Plainview, St. Martins-Winona, Imm ..... 
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