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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Harriet Fossum

Harriet Kathryn Marie Jorgensen Fossum was born October 11, 1934, in Farmington, Minnesota, to Otto and Karen Marie (Christensen) Jorgensen. She was baptized and confirmed at Farmington Lutheran Church and graduated from Farmington High School in 1952. In the Fall of ‘52 she moved to Red Wing to study nursing and become an LPN. She married Palmer A. Fossum on July 31, 1954, at Farmington...

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Edwin Wingate

Edwin H. Wingate, who played a leading role in the Minneapolis business community for thirty-five years, died in Northfield on July 6, of pancreatic cancer. He was 81. Ed was born August 29, 1932 in Lincoln, Neb., the fifth of six children of the late James Roy Wingate and Andrena Carlson Wingate. He was raised in a dozen cities in the west as his father sought work during the Depression, before...

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Jack Haas

Jack Frederick Haas was born March 18, 1921, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Jacob and Mathilde (Kaechele) Haas. He was raised in St. Paul and worked with his father at their shoe store downtown. He graduated from Washington High School in 1939 and moved to Chicago to attend podiatry school. He joined the US Army Air Corps in November 1942 and served in the South Pacific. Following his Honorable...

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Yvonne Jorgenson

Yvonne Bottem Jorgenson was born April 30, 1935, at St. James, Minnesota, to Ted and Anna (Henderson) Bottem. She was baptized and confirmed at Albion Lutheran Church and attended country school near Godahl. In 1953, she graduated from St. James High School and in 1957, received her Bachelor Degree in Sociology from St. Olaf College. On July 13, 1957, Yvonne married Gordon V. Jorgenson at Albion...

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