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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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- 10:15:40, Oct 22nd 2014 - wow - Wow! How are we here voting on this again?! Rusfords motto after the flood was ... [Read More]
- 10:08:54, Oct 22nd 2014 - Also an RP Fan - Peterson too. Let's all combine as one city. We could learn a gr ... [Read More]
- 9:18:55, Oct 22nd 2014 - R-P fan - This referendum thing has divided the community. Let's change the subject. ... [Read More]
- 9:25:16, Oct 22nd 2014 - StopTheDeceptionJon - " IT HAS NEVER BEEN STATED THAT THIS AID WOULD BE APPLIED FOR A ... [Read More]
- 7:17:10, Oct 22nd 2014 - Mayo grad - But FC could not beat Mayo. Gooooo Mayo! ... [Read More]
- 11:07:16, Oct 21st 2014 - fairy tales can come true - In a December 14th, 2012 letter to the editor in the Fil ... [Read More]
- 11:06:26, Oct 21st 2014 - fairy tales can come true - In a December 14th, 2012 letter to the editor in the Fil ... [Read More]
- 9:51:26, Oct 21st 2014 - Anti-conspiracy - #5. RP schools has passed every audit with flying colors. #6. ... [Read More]
- 4:43:44, Oct 21st 2014 - omg - Maybe the several individuals that CAN afford and WANT the new school, should j ... [Read More]
- 2:54:11, Oct 21st 2014 - Vote NO - I don't understand the rationale behind spending $38M on a school for a dis ... [Read More]
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.