Esther Loesch

Esther Viola Loesch was born July 15, 1925, in Lakeville, Minnesota, to John and Hilma (Johnson) Anderson. She was raised on the family farm at Eidsvold, baptized and confirmed at East Christiania Lutheran Church and attended country school. Following her education she worked on the family farm and in a local factory. On June 14, 1947, Esther married Herbert P. Loesch at her parents home. After...

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Gerhard Nygaard

Gerhard J. Nygaard was born September 22, 1924, at Winnetoon, Nebraska, the son of Nels and Carrie Nygaard. He attended high school at Royal, Kennard and Blair, NE, graduating from the latter in 1942. He worked for a Blair attorney and on his father’s farm until December 1943, when he was inducted into the U.S. Navy. During his Navy tour of duty, he was transferred to the National Naval...

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Evelyn Johnson

Evelyn Jo-Anne Erickson Johnson was born October 5, 1951, in Bremerhaven, Germany, to Earl and Maria (Schuetz) Erickson. At the age of 3 she moved with her family to Iron River, Michigan. Over the next several years they lived in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Nevada, France, and Germany. In 1967, they settled in Northfield and Evelyn graduated from Northfield High School in 1969. Immediately after high...

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Jerome Jacobs Sr.

Jerome Charles Jacobs, Sr. was born February 16, 1947, in Northfield, Minnesota, to Arthur and Leona (Edelbrock) Jacobs. He attended Rosary School at St. Dominic and graduated from Bethlehem Academy in Faribault in 1966. Following his education he joined the US Navy and served in the Philippine Islands during the Vietnam Conflict. He married Penny School and they had 3 sons, later divorcing....

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Janet Swartwood

Janet Alene Swartwood was born January 6, 1917, in Wanderoos, Wisconsin, to William and Alma (Sistad) Elliot. She as raised on the family farm and in 1934 graduated valedictorian from Amery High School. She attended St. Croix Normal School to receive her teaching certificate and taught for one year. In 1936, she moved to Minneapolis and attended business college. Following her education she...

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Layton Fossum

Layton Allen Fossum was born August 24, 1962, in Northfield, Minnesota, to Palmer and Harriet (Jorgensen) Fossum. At the age of 2 he moved with his family to their farm just East of Northfield. He was baptized at Trondhjem Lutheran Church, confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and graduated from Northfield High School in 1981. On September 19, 1987, Layton married Lynn Marie Elwood at St....

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