Carl Rowan

Carl Patrick Breslan Rowan was born March 19, 1990, in Edina, Minnesota, to Patrick and Jennifer (Tuma) Rowan. As a child he lived with his family in California until moving to Northfield in December 1993. He attended school in Northfield and Little Falls, graduating from Northfield High School in 2008. In September 2008, he joined the US Marine Corps. He served near the North African Coast and...

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Bernice Elwood

Bernice “Bea” Agnes (Johnson) Elwood, the daughter of Louis and Agnes (Sherlock) Johnson, was born on October 12, 1918, in Palo Alto County, Iowa, and passed away peacefully in the Reflections Care Suites at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, Minnesota, on September 12, 2014, at the age of 95. Bea received her education in Graettinger, Iowa, graduating from Graettinger High School in...

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Ludmilla (Lillian) Valek

Ludmilla (Lillian) Mary Valek, 93, dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother, received a well-deserved reward on September 11, 2014, when she passed peacefully at the Long Term Care Center-Northfield Hospital. She was born on September 29, 1920, the daughter of Frank A. and Ludmilla A. (Skluzacek) Jirik, of Webster Township. On September 29, 1941, she married George J. Valek, son of...

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Mary Jordan

Mary Roberta Jordan was born November 23, 1941, in San Francisco, California, to Kenneth R. and Mary M. (Kirby) Jordan. She graduated from San Francisco’s St. Mary’s High School in 1959. In 1964, in Sunnyvale, California, she married George Thomson. They later divorced. Mary lived in Fremont, California, and worked for the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department. In 1976, she moved to Pleasant...

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Joseph Hruza

Joseph Robert Hruza was born February 6, 1930, at Lonsdale, Minnesota, to Joseph A. and Phoebe (Dvorak) Hruza. He was born and raised on a farm south of Lonsdale and was baptized at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. When he was 8 years old he moved with his family to Faribault and 3 years later to Northfield. He graduated from Northfield High School in 1949 and joined the National Guard. In...

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Frieda Bachman

Frieda Eldora Brown Bachman was born September 2, 1924, in Litchfield, Minnesota, to Leon and Minnie (Rogers) Brown. She was raised in west central Minnesota and following her education worked at a variety of jobs. She married Lawrence Bachman on July 28, 1945, at Cosmos. After marriage they farmed at Rosendale for a few years until moving to a farm in rural Paynesville. In 1974 they moved into...

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