Our Obituaries

Barbara Jean Christensen

October 16, 1926 - December 2, 2010

Barbara Jean Christensen was born on October 16, 1926 in Albert Lea to Alfred and Iva (Larsen) Christensen. She grew up on the family farm west of Albert Lea. Graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1943. Barbara was the bookkeeper and office manager for Motor Inn for 40 years. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Ladies circle there. She was also a member of the...
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Carol Ann Stiles

August 10, 1942 - November 28, 2010

Carol Ann Stiles was born August 10, 1942 to George and Alta Sanborn in Albert Lea, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. Carol graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1960. She married Keith Stiles June 18, 1961. To them were born four boys: Rodney, Donald, John and Dale. Carol graduated from Ritter's School of Cosmetology in 1972. She worked at...
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Susan Jean Brown

September 17, 1951 - November 28, 2010

Susan Jean Brown was born on September 17, 1951 in Wells, the daughter of Derald and Therese (Dusza) Ehrich. She grew up in the Albert Lea area and graduated from Albert Lea High School. On June 2, 1979 she was united in marriage to Edward Brown at the West Freeborn Lutheran Church. Susan had been employed by Cargill. She was a member of St. Theodore's Church. Susan enjoyed going to movies...
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Donna Bertha Gregerson

November 15, 1916 - November 18, 2010

Donna Bertha (Klemmer) Gregerson was born on November 15, 1916 in Owatonna, MN; twin sister of Donald J. Klemmer, parents R. W. Klemmer and Mary Margaret Beede. Baptized, confirmed and married at St. John Lutheran church, Owatonna. Donna was a member for 42 years where she taught Sunday school. Graduated from Owatonna High School in 1934. Completed Normal Teacher's training and also attended...
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Marcella Holmen

June 18, 1921 - November 17, 2010

Marcella Augusta Holmen was born on June 18, 1921 in Elysian Township, MN, the daughter of Emil P. and Emma A.(Roemhildt) Quiram. She grew up in Elysian Township and went to Parochial School at Bell Church (St. Peter's Lutheran Church). On November 28, 1948 Marcella was united in marriage to Leo E. Holmen at Courtland, MN. The couple farmed together for many years. Marcella was an active...
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Pauline Cecelia Folie

October 29, 1945 - November 17, 2010

Pauline Cecelia Folie was born on October 29, 1945 in Rochester, MN to Walter and Suzanne (Vandendriessche) McBride. Pauline moved with her family as a teenager to Jefferson, IA and graduated from Jefferson High School. She then worked in Rochester as a telephone operator. On August 21, 1971 Pauline was united in marriage to John Nels Folie at St. Theodore's Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The...
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Esther Ruth Loehr

January 11, 1928 - November 13, 2010

Esther Ruth Loehr was born January 11, 1928 to Otto and Gunhild (Norsrud) Skatter in Joice, IA where she grew up. On October 3, 1947 she was united in marriage to David Loehr in Lake Mills, IA at her parents' home. Ruth worked as a waitress at The Stables Supper Club for 23 years. After that she started her own wallpapering business. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. Ruth enjoyed...
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C. Joanne Petersen

December 16, 1932 - November 11, 2010

C. Joanne Petersen was born on December 16, 1932 to Lester and Gladys (Owens) Levi in Anita, Iowa. She grew up in Clearfield, IA and graduated from Clearfield High School. On September 22, 1951 she married Kenneth I. Petersen in Clearfield, IA. Joanne was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for several years and most recently was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of...
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Orville Henry Lange

April 24, 1927 - November 9, 2010

Orville Henry Lange was born on April 24, 1927 to Henry and Pansy (Leekley) Lange in Slayton, MN. Orville grew up and attended school in the Slayton area. He served in the United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific. Orville was stationed at Pearl Harbor, the Philippines and Japan among many other locations. Orville moved to the St. Cloud area after the service. On June 19, 1951 he was...
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Keith LeRoy Davidson

September 26, 1924 - November 8, 2010

Keith was born on September 26, 1924 to Albert and Mayme (Severtson) Davidson in Nevis, MN. He grew up in Mansfield Township and was baptized and confirmed at Lime Creek Lutheran Church. Keith graduated from Kiester High School in 1941. On October 30, 1949 Keith was united in marriage to Eilene Johnson in Albert Lea. He was presently a member of Mansfield Lutheran Church. Through the years...
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Patricia Marie Radke

October 2, 1944 - November 8, 2010

Patricia Marie Radke was born on October 2, 1944 to Melvin and Helen (Puckett) Rippentrop in Faribault County, MN. She grew up in the Kiester, Bricelyn and Albert Lea area. Pat attended Kiester and Bricelyn schools. On June 30, 1962 she was united in marriage to Ronald Radke in Mason City, IA. Pat was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed going...
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Pauline Ellizabeth Matti

August 11, 1926 - November 7, 2010

Pauline Elizabeth Matti was born on August 11, 1926 to Leonard S. and Mary E. Rossi. She grew up in Iowa. Pauline was united in marriage to Kenneth Matti Sr. The couple had two sons, Kenneth Jr. and Charles. They later divorced. Pauline was employed in the cafeteria at St. John's Lutheran Home for 20 years. She was a member of St. Theodore's Catholic Church and the Eagles Club. In 2005...
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Helen Marie Sydnes

February 5, 1926 - November 6, 2010

Helen Marie Sydnes was born on February 5, 1926 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Hans Christian and Hencina Metta Marie (Nelsen) Andersen. As a child Helen moved with her family to Forest City, IA and to Hollandale before returning to Albert Lea. She graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1944. On March 13, 1948, Helen was married to Earl Sydnes in Albert Lea. She worked at Wilson's for many...
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Lowell Lester Ross

July 27, 1923 - November 5, 2010

Lowell Lester Ross was born on July 27, 1923 in New Ulm, MN the son of Edwin and Hildur (Gustafson) Ross. He grew up in Winthrop, MN and graduated from New Ulm High School. Lowell then served in the United States Navy during WWII receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He studied at the University of Minnesota graduating with a Bachelor's Degree followed later by a Master's Degree in...
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Virginia Ann Hills

April 7, 1941 - October 31, 2010

Virginia Ann Hills was born on April 7, 1941 in Albert Lea to Robert and Edith (Nelson) Hills. Her parents owned the Hills Steakhouse. She grew up in Albert Lea and attended Albert Lea High School and Grace Lutheran Church. When she was young, Virginia taught Sunday school at Grace Lutheran Church. On March 17, 1958 she was married to Leroy Olsen in Mason City, IA. They had one daughter,...
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Lewis Cunningham

January 12, 1921 - October 23, 2010

Lewis was born January 12, 1921 to Jesse and Illene Vera (Nash) Cunningham in Glenville. He grew up in Glenville and attended school there. Lewis was drafted into the United States Army where he served in the medical corps. in Europe. On July 7, 1943 he was united in marriage to Gladys Mostrom in Albert Lea. Lewis was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed...
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Hazel Wolff

February 10, 1912 - October 23, 2010

Hazel was born near Gordonsville, Minnesota February 10, 1912 to Henry and Whilemine “Minnie” (Luth) Lau. She was a lifelong resident of Freeborn County, living in the Glenville and Albert Lea Areas. Hazel was united in marriage to Leonard Wolff on December 19, 1929 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. They enjoyed farming until 1982 when they retired. They traveled extensively in their motor...
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Telores Knutson

November 5, 1922 - October 22, 2010

Telores O. Knutson was born November 5, 1922, the daughter of Albert and Gena (Anderson) Nesset. She grew up in the Glenville area attending country school. On April 27, 1941 Telores was united in marriage to Henry Knutson in Albert Lea. Telores spent many years as a member of Round Prairie Lutheran Church; after Hank passed away she joined First Lutheran Church of Albert Lea. She spent a...
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Roger Dale Morreim

February 21, 1936 - October 16, 2010

Roger was born on February 21, 1936 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Oscar and Gladys (Johnson) Morreim, and was raised on the family farm east of Manchester, MN. Roger attended Nordby School and the Manchester School before graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1954. He enlisted in the U. S. Army and served his country from January 1955 through January 1957 when he received an honorable...
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Ralph Dale Coppock

October 12, 1928 - October 16, 2010

Ralph Dale Coppock was born on October 12, 1928 to Glenn and Helen (Keyes) Coppock in Laurens, IA. He attended Pickerel Lake grade school in Marathon, IA and graduated from Marathon High School in 1946. Ralph was very active in school, participating football, track and plays. Ralph worked on the family farm and was a hired man for the neighbors. He was also employed at Thiemans & Superior...
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Bob Ellis Fredrickson

June 12, 1921 - October 16, 2010

Bob Ellis Fredrickson was born on June 12, 1921 in Glenville, the son of Ben and Florence (Meader) Fredrickson. He grew up and attended school in Albert Lea. Following school, Bob worked at Wilson & Co. During WWII, Bob served in the U. S. Army. He served in the 27th Infantry Division, Company C, the 105th, "Orion", the New York Division. He saw service in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was...
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Richard Claire Grove

June 21, 1927 - October 15, 2010

Richard Claire Grove was born on June 21, 1927 to Ira and Charlotte (Peterson) Grove in Albert Lea. He grew up in Albert Lea and attended Albert Lea schools. Richard was united in marriage to Shirley Toupal on April 14, 1956 in Albert Lea. He served his basic training in the U.S. Navy in San Francisco. After his discharge, Richard returned to Albert Lea and worked at Johnsonï¿...
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Thomas Allen Engen

February 25, 1959 - October 14, 2010

Tom was born on February 25, 1959, in Albert Lea, to Allen and Muriel (Johnson) Engen. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea and confirmed at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park. Tom graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1977. He joined the National Guard in 1977 and in January 1979, joined the regular army and served in Texas, Washington D.C., Croatia and...
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Leroy Koester

February 10, 1924 - October 9, 2010

Leroy Koester was born on Feb. 10, 1924 in Crawford County, Iowa the son of Louie and Leona (Ranniger) Koester. He attended school in Iowa and at District 75. On March 3, 1945 Leroy was united in marriage to Mildred Sistek at the Methodist parsonage in Albert Lea. Leroy served his country during WWII in the US Army. He was a farmer and worked for the Mansfield Store as a truck driver and all...
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Eileen Steckman

August 29, 1942 - October 8, 2010

Eileen is survived by her loving husband Ronald. Adoring children, Bryan, Pamela (Joe Opatz), Kristen, Bree (Tom O'Conner). Grandchildren, Sydnee, Simon, Sophia, Nicholas, Sullivan, Dashiell. Sisters, Elaine Horan (Johnny Brenham), Helen Mattila (Roger). Eileen was preceded in death by parents; Edward and Eva Salmela; sisters, Vivian (Earl) Maikkula and Muriel J. Kelly; and brother, Lee E....
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Arnold Jens Petersen

November 22, 1914 - October 4, 2010

Arnold Jens Petersen was born on November 22, 1914 on a farm near Newell, Iowa to Albert and Lizzie (Bodholt) Petersen. Arnold was baptized in the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell, IA. His family moved to Albert Lea in 1923. In 1924 his family moved to a farm east of Alden, where he attended school at Buckeye. In 1926 they moved to a farm on the edge of Alden and attended school in Alden. At...
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Robert Linde

October 8, 1929 - October 2, 2010

Robert Wallace Linde was born October 8, 1929 to Perry and Tillie (Dolen) Linde in Lake Mills, Iowa. He grew up in Lake Mills and graduated from school in Lake Mills in 1946 at the age of 16. Robert was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, IA. After graduating Bob enlisted in the United States Army. He served in the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. In 1957...
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Tena DeBoer

October 23, 1924 - October 1, 2010

Tena DeBoer was born October 23, 1924 in Sneek, Friesland, the Netherlands to Roelof and Pietje (Schilstra) Karsten. Tena grew up in Sneek where she graduated from high school. After WWII Andy moved to the United States. He and Tena corresponded for two years before his return to the Netherlands. Tena was united in marriage on September 21, 1949 to Andrew DeBoer in Friesland, the Netherlands....
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June Christianson

June 16, 1923 - October 1, 2010

June Elizabeth Christianson was born on June 16, 1923 to Harry and Hilda (Otto) Wolkerstorfer in St. Paul, MN. She grew up in St. Paul and attended the public school of Ramsey County. After school, June was employed in the office of Farewell, Osmond & Kirk Co. On December 19, 1953 she was united in marriage to Ernest Christianson in St. Paul. The couple moved to the Hartland area where June...
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Joyce K. Ross

November 1, 1927 - September 27, 2010

Joyce Kathryn Ross was born on November 1, 1927 to Perry and Clara (Harmon) Kuhn in Stanley, WI. She attended grades 1-8 in Stanley, WI and graduated from Stanley High School. Joyce attended the University of Minnesota earning her degree in Home Economics and Child Development. On October 16, 1948 she was united in marriage to Lowell Ross in St. Paul, MN. The couple moved to Albert Lea in...
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Daniel Paul Callahan

August 15, 1957 - September 25, 2010

Daniel Paul Callahan was born on August 15, 1957 in Albert Lea, the son of James and Beverly (Haugrud) Callahan. He grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1975. He worked various jobs in the area throughout his lifetime. Daniel was a member of St. Theodore's Church. He enjoyed playing games, especially dominos, fishing, golfing, watching television, and rooting for...
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Theresa Sorenson

September 26, 1935 - September 23, 2010

Theresa Carol Sorenson was born on September 26, 1935 to Omar and Sophie (Jacobson) Otterson in Albert Lea. She grew up in the Ellendale area and attended rural schools. Theresa was confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Ellendale. On Oct 26, 1953 she was united in marriage to Marlys Sorenson in New Richland. Theresa worked at Land 'O Lakes for 13 years and worked as a product demonstrator for...
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Betty Lou Rake

November 27, 1930 - September 22, 2010

Betty Lou Rake was born on November 27, 1930 to Harry and Sarah (Rasmussen) Bolstad in Lake Mills, IA. She grew up in Lake Mills and graduated from Lake Mills High School. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Mankato. Betty was the first special education teacher hired in District #241 and taught for many years. On June 7, 1953 she was united in marriage to Orvis Rake in Lake Mills...
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Douglas Eugene Williamson

November 7, 1950 - September 21, 2010

Douglas Eugene Williamson was born on November 7, 1950 in Albert Lea to Donald and Evelyn (Tostenson) Williamson. He grew up in Glenville and graduated from Glenville High School in 1969. Douglas went into the United States Army after high school serving in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne "The Herd". In 1970 Doug was wounded in combat, earning a Purple Heart. He was also awarded the Air Medal,...
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Virgel Alice Holst

April 12, 1918 - September 21, 2010

Virgel Alice Holst Virgel "Virgie" Alice Holst died Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Thorne Crest Retirement Center at the age of 92. A celebration of Virgie's life will be held Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Virgie was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea. Virgie was born April 12, 1918...
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Maynard Raymond Jacobson

May 13, 1922 - September 15, 2010

Maynard Raymond Jacobson was born on May 13, 1922 to Carl and Laura (Rafdahl) Jacobson in Thompson, IA. He grew up in the rural Thompson area and attended school in Thompson, IA. On December 17, 1942 he was united in marriage to Annabel Christensen in Albert Lea. The couple made their home in Albert Lea and Maynard was employed by the City of Albert Lea for 30 years in the utility department. ...
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Lenore M. Clunis

March 30, 1913 - September 9, 2010

Lenore was born on March 30, 1913 to Carl and Julia (Lea) Jolson. She was baptized and confirmed in the First Lutheran Church of Blooming Prairie. Lenore attended Blooming Prairie High School and graduated in 1931. She was the oldest Blooming Prairie Blossom known at this time. Lenore attended Winona Business School for one year. On July 1, 1933 Lenore was married to George Clunis at Bethel...
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Clifford Kermes

November 27, 1922 - September 7, 2010

Clifford (Jack) Kermes was born on November 27, 1922 in Freeborn County to John and Helen (Cafourek) Kermes. He grew up in the Oakland area and attended a country school. On March 2, 1946 he was united in marriage to Lucetta Otteson in Clarks Grove. The couple farmed in Oakland and in the Cass Lake area for 3 years, then moved to the Glenville area where they farmed. In later years when...
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Oma Borghild Ladlie

October 29, 1912 - September 6, 2010

Oma was born on October 29, 1912 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Charles and Rasmina (Rassmusen) Osmundson. She attended Ramsey Elementary School and graduated from Albert Lea High School. In March of 1931, Oma was united in marriage to George D. Ladlie in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Oma was a member of First Baptist Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid, a Bible study group, and Circle....
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Harvey Neil Pankratz

June 7, 1944 - September 1, 2010

Harvey Neil Pankratz was born on June 7, 1944 in Langdon, North Dakota to John and Sarah (Janzen) Pankratz. Harvey grew up on several farms near Munich, ND. He graduated from Munich HS and from Grace University (BS in Missions) - Omaha, NE, He married Lois Derksen on June 10, 1966. Harvey served as a missionary in Sweden with Greater Europe Mission from 1968-1988. He earned an MDiv from the...
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Joseph Robert McGuire

June 22, 1928 - September 1, 2010

Joseph Robert "Bob" McGuire was born on June 22, 1928 to Joseph and Rose (Egland) McGuire in Albert Lea. He grew up and attended school in Emmons. Bob enlisted in the United States Army in 1944. While he was stationed in Germany he met Brigitte Kaseler. On January 24, 1964 they were united in marriage in Germany. After his tour in Germany, Bob was stationed at Ft. Polk, LA. He served for 20...
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Lorraine A. Munson

December 19, 1926 - September 1, 2010

Lorraine A. Munson was born on December 19, 1926 to Francis Jensen Douglas in Oelwein, IA. She grew up on a farm near Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School. Lorraine worked as a bookkeeper for the Wards, Skinner Chamberlain Store and also at Lyon County Welfare office. On August 8, 1948 Lorraine was united in marriage to Merton C. Munson at First Presbyterian Church in Albert Lea...
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Florence V. Standfest

May 16, 1917 - August 29, 2010


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Loren Waage

October 1, 1915 - August 28, 2010

Loren "Bud" Waage was born on October 1, 1915 to Erick and Tillie (Handeland) Waage in Radcliffe, IA. Loren grew up and attended school in Easton, MN. On March 27, 1937 he was united in marriage to Betty Jean Anderson in Des Moines, IA. The couple moved from Des Moines to Albert Lea and Kiester before settling in the Ellendale area where they lived for the past 60 years. Loren worked at...
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Edward Norman Foss

January 5, 1921 - August 27, 2010

Edward Norman Foss was born on January 5, 1921 in London, MN., the son of Ole J. and Annie (Swensrud) Foss. He was baptized and confirmed at Deer Creek Valley Church. Edward attended rural schools and farmed all of his life. Later in life, Edward would camp during the winter months in National Parks and National Forests where he loved to hike thru the forests and mountains. Edward also worked...
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Duane Eugene Anderson

March 9, 1928 - August 26, 2010

Duane Eugene Anderson was born on March 9, 1928 in Albert Lea the son of George Alfred and Palma (Holstad) Anderson. He grew up in the Kiester area attending school there and graduated from Albert Lea High School. Duane then enlisted in the US Navy serving in Japan, Hawaii and China during WWII. Duane was united in marriage to Darlene Mae Hoeve on March 20, 1949 at Grace Lutheran Church. He...
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Lucetta Marie Kermes

March 24, 1924 - August 23, 2010

Lucetta Marie Kermes was born on March 24, 1924 in Albert Lea to Leslie and Anne (Christensen) Otteson. She grew up in the Albert Lea area and graduated from Albert Lea High School. For a short time after school she was employed at Munsingwear. On March 2, 1946 she was united in marriage to Clifford Kermes in Clarks Grove. The couple farmed in Oakland and in the Cass Lake area for 3 years,...
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Marie Reese

December 27, 1931 - August 11, 2010

Marie Pearl Reese was born on December 27, 1931 in Gordonsville, MN to Harold and Nellie Rabe. She spent her childhood on a farm outside of Gordonsville where she was active in 4-H and riding horses on the family farm. The family moved to Northwood, IA in March of 1946 where she attended high school. Marie later attended night classes at NIACC and graduated with honors. Marie married Dale...
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LeRoy Larsen

June 6, 1927 - August 10, 2010

LeRoy Richard “Rosy” Larsen was born on June 6, 1927 to Carl and Christina (Sorenson) Larsen in rural Albert Lea. He grew up near Pickeral Lake Township and went to rural and Lincoln School. LeRoy was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church where he was a life member. He served his country during WWII in the United States Navy where he was stationed on the Princeton. LeRoy...
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Paul Bernard Ylvisaker

August 9, 2010 - August 9, 2010

Paul Bernard Ylvisaker was born on March 4, 1933 in Winnebago County, Iowa, the son of Rev. Paul and Bergitte (Broin) Ylvisaker. He was baptized by Rev. Ylvisaker at Thompson Synod Lutheran Church in Thompson, IA, and confirmed at Hartland Synod Lutheran Church, Hartland, MN, with Rev. Ylvisaker officiating. Paul attended elementary school in Albert Lea and Hartland, graduating from Bethany...
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Richard Warren Springborg

June 1, 1946 - August 8, 2010

Richard Warren Springborg was born on June 1, 1946 in Albert Lea, MN., the son of Elmer and Helen (Anderson) Springborg. He attended and graduated from ALHS and attended Riverland Community College for 2 years. Richard served his country in the US Navy. He worked for Progress Casting until they closed. On July 2, 1973 he was united in marriage to Karen Mills in Sioux Falls, S.D. He enjoyed...
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Michael Shawn Jensen-Anderson

February 18, 1975 - August 7, 2010

Michael "Frosty" Shawn Jensen-Anderson was born on February 18, 1975 to Gary Lars Anderson and Sandra Kay Lang in Edina, MN. He grew up in the Albert Lea area attending local schools. Michael worked as a mechanic for various places. Most recently he had been taking truck driving classes through Riverland C.C. Michael enjoyed spending time with his children and family, and he liked playing...
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Geri McShane Murtaugh

June 2, 1962 - August 7, 2010

Geralyn McShane Murtaugh was born on June 2, 1962 to Joseph and Leona (Kramer) McShane in Waseca, MN. She went to country school for a short time and then Owatonna Schools where she was active in the choir and played violin in the orchestra. Geri graduated from Owatonna High School in 1980. She graduated from the College of St. Thomas with a Bachelors degree in Journalism in 1984. While at St...
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Elwood Clive Guanella

July 7, 1926 - August 3, 2010

Elwood Clive Meyer was born July 7, 1926 to Elmer and Elvira Meyer in Echo, MN. After his mother's death in 1932, his aunt Edna and husband Ira Guanella, adopted him and his sister Patricia. His youngest sister, Janis, was adopted by his father's sister Burma, and husband Eugene Winkler. Elwood grew up in the Edina area and attended West High school in Minneapolis. In October of his senior...
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Ruby Patricia Adams

December 3, 1928 - August 3, 2010

Ruby was born on December 3, 1928 to William and Mary (Horan) Skahan in Rose Creek, MN. She attended school in Austin. Ruby was united in marriage to Kirkwood Adams on February 4, 1946 at the Church of St. Theodore in Albert Lea where she and Kirkwood were members. They made their home on a farm east of Glenville until they retired from farming and moved to their home in Glenville. Ruby was...
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Dennis Anderson

February 23, 1944 - August 1, 2010

Dennis Claire Anderson was born on February 23, 1944 to Clarence and Betty Anderson. He grew up in Dawson, MN and worked on the family farm. Dennis served in the National Guard for several years. On September 14, 1968 he married Carol Zajac in Minneapolis, MN. Through the years Dennis worked at several companies and was most recently employed at Spantac as a sheet metal worker. Dennis enjoyed...
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James Frydenlund

April 12, 1912 - July 31, 2010

Jim was born on April 12, 1912, on the family farm in Hayward Township, the eighth of 12 siblings, to John and Nora (Alm) Frydenlund. He attended elementary school in District 36 and graduated from Albert Lea High School with the class of 1928. Jim lived on the Frydenlund family farm until age 97, farming with his brother Frank for many years, and with his nephew Vern after Frank’s death. ...
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Karissa Joy Hendrickson

March 29, 2010 - July 27, 2010

Karissa Joy Hendrickson was born on March 29, 2010 in Albert Lea, the precious daughter of Matthew and Jennifer (Duncan) Hendrickson. She became a baptized member of West Freeborn Lutheran Church on June 6, 2010. Her sponsors were Great Aunt Sandy and Great Uncle Jon Duncan. Karissa was always happy and loved to smile and talk. She loved her big sister Madison and Madison loved her very much....
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Robert Parry

February 27, 1959 - July 27, 2010

Robert Charles Parry was born on February 27, 1959 at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea to Thomas and Ruth (Siglowski) Parry. Bob graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1977. He was united in marriage to Brenda Seedorf on October 6, 1989 in Sioux Falls, SD. They have two sons, Zachariah and Isaiah. Bob was currently a kitchen designer at Home Depot and previously worked at UBC, BBC and Steven's...
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Roger Dale Rolands

March 11, 1936 - July 26, 2010

Roger was born on March 11, 1936 to Iver and Hazel Rolands. He grew up on a farm in Glenville, MN, where he acquired a love of farms and ranching. Roger graduated from Albert Lea High school in 1954. In 1955, Roger enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served with 101st Airborne Division and was honorably discharged on August 9, 1957. Roger moved to California in 1961, where he owned...
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Bernice Mary LeBlanc

January 15, 1935 - July 26, 2010

Bernice Mary LeBlanc was born on January 15, 1935 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Mary and Chester Chmielewski, the second of five children. She was married to her husband Joseph for 55 years. Bernice has lived in Albert Lea since 1988 and co-owned Gayles Grooming with her youngest daughter Gayle. Bernice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, spoiled by her husband Joseph and loved...
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Alpha Jane Wangsness

October 16, 1922 - July 25, 2010

Alpha Jane Odelia Harum Wangsness was born on October 16, 1922 to Anton and Sena (Johnson) Harum in Albert Lea, MN. She grew up in the Hartland and Clarks Grove area. Alpha attended rural Hartland schools and Bethany Lutheran High at Mankato, MN. On April 7, 1946 she was united in marriage to Walter R. Wangsness in Hartland. The couple farmed outside of Clarks Grove until retirement in 1982. ...
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Arlene B. Yost

November 16, 1917 - July 24, 2010

Arlene Borghild Yost was born on November 16, 1917 in Iowa, the daughter of Jeffrey and Thressa (Hested) Martinson. She grew up in the Emmons and Scarville area where she attended school. On June 11, 1939, Arlene was united in marriage to Ellsworth M. Yost at the Scarville Synod Lutheran Church. Arlene was retired from the Speltz Elevator where she worked as a bookkeeper. Prior to that, she...
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Milton E. Stout

February 19, 1920 - July 23, 2010

Milton E. Stout was born on February 19, 1920 in Thompson, Iowa, the son of Ben F. and Gertrude (Flugum) Stout. He graduated from high school in Thompson in 1937, and then attended American Technical School in Des Moines, IA. On May 19, 1940 Milt was united in marriage to Arlene Ann Hines. Following his graduation from American Tech he was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Company in Baltimore,...
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James Howard Oberg

September 2, 1921 - July 22, 2010

James Howard Oberg was born on September 2, 1921 in Twin Lakes the son of Ed and Addie (Nelson) Oberg. He grew up in the Twin Lakes area and attended Wadsworth School District #48 in Glenville. James served in the United States Navy during WWII. On September 24, 1942 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Goodrich in Glenville. James worked as a truck driver for Murphy Trucking until his...
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Pearl Anna Mittag

November 28, 1921 - July 18, 2010

Pearl Anna (Virchow) Mittag was born on November 28, 1921 to Ervin and Anna (Knaack) Virchow in Freeborn County. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran and attended country school near Gordonsville. On Nov. 28, 1940 she was united in marriage to Gaylen August Mittag at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Pearl and Gaylen were life long farmers in the Myrtle area. She was an active member...
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Bernardt Andersen

December 14, 1918 - July 16, 2010

Bernhardt Andersen was born on Dec. 14, 1918 in Mansfield Township the son of Hans and Ida (Sharf) Andersen. He attended rural school and later served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Bernhardt was united in marriage to Lucille M. Schroeder on Dec. 23, 1940 in Northwood, Iowa.After his discharge he returned to Freeborn County. Bernhardt was a farmer in Hayward Township and also as an...
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Geraldine Gabriel

June 11, 1924 - July 12, 2010

Geraldine Marie Gerhardt Gabriel was born on June 11, 1924 to John and Anna (Meissner) Gerhardt in Nunda Township. She grew up south of Conger in Freeborn County and attended country school. Geraldine was united in marriage to Glennis Gabriel on July 30, 1950 at Concordia Bear Lake Lutheran Church. She worked at the Freeborn County Shopper and Winnebago Industries but what she enjoyed most was...
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Marjorie Thompson

August 20, 1923 - July 11, 2010

Marjorie Stacia Thompson was born on August 20, 1923 to Martin and Marvyle (Stokker) Lysne. She was a life long resident of Freeborn County. Marjorie was baptized, confirmed and married in the Oakland Church and attended the Devereaux school. On February 15, 1942 she was united in marriage to Palmer Thompson. After several moves Marjorie and Palmer made their home on "the farm" by Clarks...
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Maurice Larimore

August 5, 1914 - July 11, 2010

Maurice Larimore was born August 5, 1914 to Samuel and Emma (Beck) Larimore in DeLyle, Saskatchewan, Canada. The family soon moved to Iowa and later settled in Fairmont, MN. In 1939 Maurice was united in marriage to Anne Jensen. Together they had one son, Roger. Maurice served his country during WWII between 1943 and 1945. Spending time in Guam and Iwo Jima. After the war, he and his brother...
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Alfonsa Tovar

January 23, 1937 - July 6, 2010

Alfonsa Tovar was born on January 23, 1937 to Jesus Tovar and Francisca Orta in Tampico, Tamps, Mexico. She grew up and attended school in Mexico. Alfonsa married Enrique Murillo in Mexico where she spent most of her life. After her husband died she came to Albert Lea to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Church of St. Theodore. Alfonsa enjoyed scratch game lottery tickets,...
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Helen Schlede

June 7, 1916 - June 28, 2010

Helen Francis Schlede was born on June 7, 1916 to Frank and Ermyl (Field) Florian in Sand Hills, NE. She graduated from Coffey High School in Coffey, MO in 1934. In 1935 she was united in marriage to Edward Schlede. The couple lived several locations traveling the Midwest system of the Rock Island Railroad where Edward worked as a lineman. They moved to Albert Lea in 1941 where they raised...
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Gerald Bernard Linquist

April 25, 1950 - June 25, 2010

Gerald Bernard Linquist was born on April 25, 1950 in Albert Lea the son of Bernard and Marjorie (Thompson) Linquist. Gerald attended school in Albert Lea and was very proud to have attained his GED. On Aug. 9, 1999 he was united in marriage to Renita Lynn. He was employed at Godfather's Pizza as the assistant manager. Gerald was very musically inclined and played with many bands in the area...
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Keith Allan Roell

November 6, 1960 - June 23, 2010

Keith Allan Roell was born on November 6, 1960 to Kevin and Rose (Ponto) Roell in Albert Lea. He grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1979. Keith worked at Waste Management for 20 years and most recently at Albert Lea Trailer as a mechanic. He was a member of the Church of St. Theodore. Keith enjoyed hunting, fishing, and most of all spending time with his family,...
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Dylan Marshall Johnson

January 16, 1997 - June 21, 2010

Dylan Marshall Johnson was born on January 16, 1997 in Algona, IA the son of Adam Johnson and Shelley Ehrp. He attended NRHEG Schools and was about to enter the 8th grade. Dylan was involved in 4-H and at school was active in band and choir. Dylan loved riding horses, hunting, fishing and anything with motors. Survivors include his parents, Shelley and Albert Fenton of New Richland and Adam...
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Kathryn Rosemary Jordahl

April 27, 1953 - June 20, 2010

Kathryn Rosemary Jordahl was born on April 27, 1953 to Milo and Henrietta (Faltus) Brabec in Albert Lea. She grew up in rural Glenville attending Myrtle Elementary School also in her youth she was a very active 4-H member. Kathryn graduated from Glenville High School in 1971 and continued her education at the Radiology school in Fairmont. Kathryn was united in marriage to Paul Jordahl on June...
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Esther Lorraine Peterson

September 12, 1928 - June 19, 2010

Esther Lorraine Peterson was born September 12, 1928 to Julius and Bertha (Woods) Wikoren in rural Worth County, Iowa. She was raised on the family farm until age 11 when they relocated to Northwood, IA. She moved to Albert Lea in 1968. Esther had a wonderful sense of humor, she loved to cook, play cards and visit with her many friends and family. She was employed at Land-O-Lakes for 25 years...
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Karen Ann Jacobs

September 28, 1956 - June 18, 2010

Karen Ann Jacobs was born September 28, 1956 to Myron and Doris (Feldoff) Linn in Eldora, Iowa. In grade school she moved with her family to Alden. Karen graduated from Alden-Conger High School in 1974. After high school she spent one year attending Vo-Tech in Austin where she graduated with a degree in graphic design and then one year attending Culinary School in Mankato. On July 30, 1977...
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Katherine Ann Woodside

May 11, 1943 - June 17, 2010

Katherine (Hatle)Woodside was born on May 11, 1943, the daughter of Wesley and Edna (Boelman) Hatle in New Richland. She grew up in New Richland and graduated from high school there in 1961. Kathy met and married Michael Choronzy and had two sons, Cory and Cliff Choronzy. Later in life she met Ron Woodside and they were wed on November 23, 1991. Kathy was an avid hunter, enjoyed the outdoors,...
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Lezlie Lois Carlsen

August 24, 1951 - June 16, 2010

Lezlie Lois Carlsen was born on August 24, 1951 to Leon and Leona (Wipplinger) Roberts in Hawarden, IA. She grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1969. On July 26, 1969 Lezlie married Jim Carlsen at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in Albert Lea and Lezlie worked at Kwik Trip for 21 years. She was a member of Women of the Moose and the...
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Kathleen Phyllis Olson

April 7, 1932 - June 14, 2010

Kathy was born in Austin, MN on April 7, 1932 the 7th of 10 children to William & Ethel (Cunningham) Arett. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. The family moved from their farm near Oakland to Albert Lea during the depression, and Kathy attended both country school and Albert Lea schools in town. She met her husband, Donny Olson, when she was 17 and married him 7 years...
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Marilyn Kay Salthe

March 21, 1954 - June 13, 2010

Marilyn Kay Salthe was born on March 21, 1954 to Clifford and Marlene (Sorenson) Krowiorz. She grew up in the Manchester and Freeborn area, graduating from Freeborn High School in 1972. On July 3, 1971 she married Glen Salthe in Princeton, MO. Marilyn was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and also the Garden Club of America. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, flowers, reading,...
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Paul Duaine Folie

December 10, 1932 - June 12, 2010

Paul Duaine Folie was born on December 10, 1932 in Albert Lea, the son of Mervel and Theresa (Jacobson) Folie. He grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School. Following school, Paul enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving from 1953-57. He was an aircraft technician, stationed in Massachusetts. On April 18, 1959 he was united in marriage to Katherine Vavra at the...
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Elaine Marie Ziebell

August 9, 1936 - June 10, 2010

Elaine Marie Ziebell was born on August 9, 1936 in Nunda Township of Freeborn County to Earl and Marie (Passer) Monson. She lived in the Emmons and Albert Lea areas before moving to Austin in 1951, graduating from Austin High School in 1954. Elaine married George R. Ziebell in Austin on September 23, 1956 at Grace Lutheran Church in Austin. The couple made their home in the Myrtle area. ...
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Blanche Bankes

March 29, 1919 - June 10, 2010

Blanche Kelly Bankes was born on March 29, 1919 to Phinas “Jack” and Ethel (Herdon) Kelly in Green City, MO. She grew up on a farm outside of Green City, MO. In May of 1937 she married Virgil Bankes in Missouri. The couple moved to southern Iowa then, in the 1950’s, they moved to Maple Island. Blanche was a housewife and worked as a potato grater for the Hollandale Association....
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Betty Jane Belshan

December 19, 1927 - June 8, 2010

Betty Jane Belshan was born December 19, 1927 in Lerdal, Freeborn County, MN, the daughter of John P. and Elida (Noreen) Johnson, both recent Swedish immigrants at that time. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, and attended Albert Lea High School’s class of 1945. Her first employment was as a young waitress in the Hotel Albert coffee shop, and later at...
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Mabel Marjorie Arneson

April 20, 1927 - June 7, 2010

Mabel Marjorie Arneson was born on April 20, 1927 to Engel and Olga (Sletten) Brigston in Duluth, MN. She grew up in Emmons, MN and attended country school. On July 17, 1945 Mabel was united in marriage to Theodore Arneson at the First Lutheran Church Chapel in Albert Lea. She worked at several different restaurants in town. Mabel worked at the B & B Café for 25 years as a waitress and...
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Kenneth Elwood Houg

July 26, 1933 - June 2, 2010

Kenneth Elwood Houg was born on July 26, 1933 to Merton and Lila (Towne) Houg at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea. He was baptized, confirmed and married by Pastor A.C. Korsrud. Kenneth graduated from Albert Lea High School. On August 10, 1957 he was united in marriage to Janice Flatness at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. Kenneth farmed for 14 years after which time he went to work for Master...
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Hermina Van Wilgen

December 23, 1920 - May 29, 2010

Hermina Van Wilgen was born December 23, 1920 in Appleton, IA the daughter of John and Meinja (Weivrandts) Waalkens. Hermina moved with her family in 1925 to Hollandale. She attended Hollandale Central School through the 8th grade, then later in life attended Albert Lea High School and she graduated from Austin High School. Hermina had a love for history. On June 5, 1941 she was united in...
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Clarence Petersen

December 16, 1917 - May 27, 2010

Clarence Alfred Petersen was born on December 16, 1917 in White River, South Dakota the son of Peter A. and Katherine (Nielsen) Petersen. He grew up in White River and attended Happy Hollow School. The family moved to Albert Lea when he was 18 years old. Clarence served in the United States Army during WWII. He was united in marriage to Delona Romer on February 1, 1946. Clarence and Delona...
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Marjorie Oline Hoium

December 17, 1924 - May 26, 2010

Marjorie Oline Hoium was born on December 17, 1924 to Luther and Olive (Toft) Mickelson in Bath Township of Freeborn County. Marjorie graduated from Albert Lea High School and attended Mankato Business College. She was employed at Wilson & Co. in the bookkeeping department, then Queen Products and Universal Co-op. Marjorie was united in marriage to Bernard Hoium on June 9, 1946 at East...
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Dorothy Ann Groeneweg

January 14, 1931 - May 24, 2010

Dorothy (Wynia) Groeneweg was born on January 14, 1931 on a farm one mile south of Hollandale, MN to Edward and Lucy (DeRaad) Wynia and was a life long resident of Freeborn County. She attended elementary school in Maple Island and Hollandale and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1950. She married Joe Groeneweg in the parsonage of the Hollandale Christian Reformed Church on January 15,...
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Ryan Orlando Bakken

December 8, 1975 - May 22, 2010

Ryan Orlando Bakken was born on December 8, 1975 in Albert Lea, the son of Roger and Clarice (Reim) Bakken. He was a lifelong resident of Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1994. Ryan attended Austin Community College for two years. He had been employed as a machinist and was currently working for Reim Roofing. Ryan was a member of Salem Lutheran Church where he was...
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Stanley William Fredrickson

April 26, 1921 - May 16, 2010

Stanley W. Fredrickson was born on April 26, 1921 to Albert and Rebecca (Jensen) Fredrickson in Clarks Grove, MN. He moved with his family to Cedar Falls, IA and then to Long Beach, CA where he attended school. Stanley served in the United States Army during WWII. After his discharge, Stanley returned to Minnesota where he was employed as an engineer at Wilson & Co. On March 30, 1941 he...
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Beverly Jayne Butts

May 6, 1926 - May 15, 2010

Beverly Jayne Butts was born on May 6, 1926 to Roy and Lorraine (Iverson) Johnson in Albert Lea. She grew up in Albert Lea, moving to Austin, MN., after she was united in marriage to Eugene Willis Butts on June 15, 1946. She was a checker for Piggly Wiggly and helped her husband run their own grocery store. They moved to Albert Lea in 1973 where Beverly was a waitress at Lakeside Café...
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Fred L. Silbaugh

January 31, 1921 - May 12, 2010

Fred Laverne Silbaugh was born on January 31, 1921 to Beauford and Rosella (Olsen) Silbaugh in Agar, SD. When he was 15 he moved with his family to Minnesota. After his junior year in high school he joined the Civilian Consevation Corp. On returning he went back to school and graduated from Pine River High School. Fred then enlisted in the United States Army and served his country in WWII...
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Larry Young

August 4, 1938 - May 12, 2010

Larry Jacobson Young was born on August 4, 1938 to Lester and Laura (Jacobson) Young in Carlston Township in Freeborn County. He grew up in Alden and graduated from Alden High School. Larry served his country in the United States Army. On November 29, 1958 he was united in marriage to Violet Nimz at the United Lutheran Church in Frost, MN. The couple resided in Alden and Larry was employed at...
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Evangeline Jacobsen

August 2, 1920 - May 12, 2010

Evangeline J. Jacobsen was born on August 2, 1920 to Fred and Elsie (Kluender) Schumaker in Dunbar Township of Faribault County. She attended country schools in Faribault County and worked on the family farm. On June 2, 1938 she married Jesse Jacobsen at St. John's Lutheran Church in Danville Township. The couple moved to Spring Valley where they farmed and then to Austin for a short time. ...
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Leonora Irene Miller

June 5, 1918 - May 12, 2010

Leonora Irene Miller was born on June 5, 1918 in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, the daughter of Reint and Mary (Eckhoff) Karsjens. The family moved to the Hollandale area in 1926. Leonora attended Bell School District #27. On August 1, 1939 she was united in marriage to Ben Miller at his home in Hollandale. Leonora worked for many years at Naeve Hospital as a dietician. She was a member of the...
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Marjorie Carlsgaard

February 27, 1929 - May 7, 2010

Marjorie Lorraine Carlsgaard was born February 27, 1929 at Albert Lea, the daughter of Eddie and Netta (Madson) Chrs. She attended district number 116 country school and graduated in 1947. She was united in marriage to Merlin Carlsgaard on June 17, 1948 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle. To this union six children were born. Marjorie lived in the Myrtle area her entire life until she...
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