Lela Olson

Lela Ione Wermager Olson was born August 27, 1942, on the family farm at Wilmington, Minnesota, to Grant and Bernece (Humble) Wermager. She was baptized at home, confirmed at Highland Prairie Lutheran near Peterson and graduated from Rushford High School in 1960. Following her education Lela moved with her sister to Rochester where she met her future husband, Richard David Olson. They married on...

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Lois Becker

Lois Becker, age 82 of Northfield, passed away Friday afternoon, July 25, 2014, at the care center of the Northfield Retirement Community. Lois Mae Swanson Becker was born August 21, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Charles and Ella Mae (Martin) Swanson. As a child she moved often with her parents and graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1949. She married Joe Schmitz in 1956 and after...

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Alice Lary

Alice Marie Barsness was born April 20, 1918 in a sod dugout on the prairie near Usta, Perkins County, South Dakota. It was there her parents met, married and proved out the homestead filed by her father, John Bertinius Barsness. While she and her brother, Benjamin were still toddlers, the family returned to a 40 acre farm near Webster, Minnesota. After completing the eighth grade, Alice became a...

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Maynard Peterson

Maynard Lee Peterson was born January 16, 1921, in Adrian, Minnesota, to Elmer and Nettie (Skillicorn) Peterson. He was raised on the family farm, attended country school and graduate from Adrian High School in 1938. He attended business college in Mankato and in 1942 enlisted in the US Army Air Corp. Maynard married Margaret Howley on April 18, 1953, in Good Thunder. As a career military man,...

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Alphadine Nelson

Alphadine Leanora Wohlfeil Nelson was born September 8, 1919, on the family farm near Tilden, Nebraska, to Otto and Anna (Peterson) Wohlfeil. She was baptized and confirmed at Buffalo Creek Church, attended country school, and graduated from Tilden High School in 1936 with a Teaching degree. In 1937, she moved to Northfield where she worked as a housekeeper for various families. On September 22,...

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Elaine Appeldoorn

Elaine Clara Mau Appeldoorn was born May 23, 1923, on the family farm at Ormsby, Minnesota, to Ernest and Clara (Kuehl) Mau, the second-youngest of seven children. She attended country school and graduated from Trimont High School in 1941. She loved to play the piano, church organ, and often sang solos at special events. She married Lewis Appeldoorn on February 9, 1943, at Galena Lutheran Church...

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