Edward Niedzielski

Edward LeRoy Niedzielski was born November 25, 1959, in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, to Thomas and Annabelle (DeStanell) Niedzielski. As a young boy he moved with his family to a farm near Farmington. He attended Farmington Schools and following his education joined the US Army, serving in Special Forces. Following his Honorable Discharge he moved to Fargo, North Dakota, were he trained to be a fire...

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Burnell Lockrem

Burnell D. Lockrem was born March 12, 1931, on the family farm in Sciota Township, Dakota County, Minnesota, to Oscar and Hilda (Hellerud) Lockrem. He was raised on the family farm, baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. He attended Lewiston Country School and Randolph High School; from which he graduated in 1949. After his graduation, he joined the US Army, serving...

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Fang Li

Fang Li Fang was born in China on September 22, 1949. He spent his early childhood in Shanghai. While in High School, Fang excelled in his studies and was an avid athlete; participating in basketball, volleyball and track & field. Early in his academic pursuits, Fang became passionate about science. Fang met his wife, Nanzheng An, while they both pursued a degree in Physics at the Nanjing...

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Clifford A. Nelson

Clifford A. Nelson was born and raised on the family farm near Hetland, SD to Gustav and Lydia (Foss) Nelson. He graduated from Hetland H.S. in 1938, attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD on an athletic scholarship, graduating in 1942. After receiving his naval commission from Columbia University in NYC, he served from 1943 to 1946, aboard ship as a U.S. Naval officer. In 1949, he married...

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Kenneth Fineran

Kenneth Fineran A gentle, compassionate man, committed to helping the oppressed, Kenneth Arnold Fineran passed away, surrounded by the love of his family, from Lewy Body Dementia on Thursday, May 7, 2015. He will be greatly missed. Ken was born on October 24, 1933 to Alden and Myrtle (Paul) Fineran in a small house on the family farm, in Corsica, South Dakota. He graduated from Iowa State...

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Melvin Malecha

Melvin Edward Malecha was born April 24, 1932, on the family farm in Webster Township, Rice County, Minnesota, to Edward F. and Bessie (Dvorak) Malecha. He was baptized, confirmed and attended school at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lonsdale. He attended country school in rural Webster and in 1950 graduated from Northfield High School. Following his education he worked on the family...

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