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Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
- 4:25:14, Apr 18th 2014 - SignRancher - I can't wait to check it out ! My daughter, who lives in Rushford, can' ... [Read More]
- 10:55:36, Apr 3rd 2014 - Attendee - I do think the meeting went well in terms of sharing information. But also ... [Read More]
- 11:56:59, Apr 2nd 2014 - svtaxpayer - Start the meeting with the same old rehash about how great college class ... [Read More]
- 11:30:55, Mar 28th 2014 - RoryKramer - I couldn't have said it any better. My family has shopped at Willie's f ... [Read More]
- 8:44:51, Mar 26th 2014 - Gunnar Berg - Would that be Henrik's lessor known younger brother "Al"? ... [Read More]
- 1:21:46, Mar 23rd 2014 - REDHORSE51 - EXCELLENT COMMENTARY ON BULLYING, HOWEVER THE AUTHOR STILL SUPPORTS THE ... [Read More]
- 6:23:24, Mar 17th 2014 - about time - About time they start giving tickets to people who park where it days no ... [Read More]
- 5:51:04, Mar 17th 2014 - what? - I guess it depends who you are in this town. I called and talked to the city ... [Read More]
- 4:03:17, Mar 14th 2014 - - Looking for his mom and found this. Randy you will be greatly missed. I loved all ... [Read More]
- 10:21:04, Mar 14th 2014 - Doc - So many winners. ... [Read More]
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Fri, Nov 1st, 2002
Posted in Obituaries
Posted in Obituaries
Jerome P. Forde, 78, of Mabel, a longtime area farmer, died October 25, 2002 at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.
He was born June 20, 1924, in Newburg Township, Fillmore County to Alvin, Sr., and Minnie (Holland) Forde. He attended Mabel-area schools. From November 1945 to February 1947, he served in the Army as a military policeman in Germany. On Feb. 21, 1948, he married Vina Mae Gilbertson in Austin. A farmer in the Mabel area most of his life, he formerly worked for Roverud Construction, Mabel Cooperative and Southern States Feed in Williamsburg, Va. He was a former member of Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel and a former member of the Mabel Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of Mabel First Lutheran Church, Joseph B. Lund American Legion Post 299 and Kittleson Onsgard Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5769. He enjoyed music, dancing, driving and politics. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Allan (Rita) of Mabel and Paul (Roslyn) of Fountain; a daughter, Sharon (Tom) Armstrong of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Arthur (Katherine) of La Crosse and Alvin Jr. (Julia) of Sparta, Wis. He was preceded in death by a grandson and a sister. The funeral was held Oct. 29, 2002 at First Lutheran Church in Mabel, with the Rev. Stephen Fiksdal officiating. Burial was in Mabel Lutheran Cemetery, with military rites by the Mabel Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.