Rudolph Ramseth

Rudolph A. Ramseth, a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran in America, died in Northfield, MN on July 29 at age 98. Rudy was a graduate of St. Olaf College (’39) and Luther Seminary (’43). He began his ministry as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy and served congregations in Valley Stream, Long Island, NY; Van Nuys, CA, and Sacramento, CA. He held significant leadership positions in the larger...

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Donald Docken

Donald Louie Docken was born January 12, 1927, on the family farm at Elko, Minnesota, to Louie and Inga (Torkelson) Docken. He attended the country school that was across the field from the farm and Lakeville High School. He joined the US Navy on January 9, 1945, and served aboard several ships during WWII, including the USS Cabot. Following his honorable discharge on July 21, 1946, returned to...

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Troy Christensen

Troy Christensen, age 47 of Montgomery, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at his residence.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield. Visitation will be one hour prior the service. Troy Dennis Christensen was born October 20, 1967 in Northfield to Dennis and Bernice (Nelson) Christensen. He attended...

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Martha Scott

Martha Ann Scott was born September 16, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to Randal “Jack” and Melba (Foster) Cochran and as a girl she moved with her family to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following her education she married Thomas Hyde and as a military family they lived in various places throughout the country. Following their divorce, Martha and her children moved to Basalt, Colorado, where she...

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Rita Dougherty

Rita Catherine Rezac Dougherty was born November 22, 1934, on the family farm in Webster Township, Rice County, Minnesota, to James and Agnes (Malecha) Rezac and attended Rosary School at St. Dominic. As a girl Rita moved to Mankato and spent several years studying at Our Lady of Good Council, graduating in 1954. On November 19, 1966, Rita married James P. Dougherty at St. Dominic’s Church in...

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Joyce Harter

Joyce Bock Harter, age 91, of Northfield died Thursday morning, June 25, 2015 at Northfield Care Center. Joyce Bock was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Jun 19th 1924. Raised on a truck farm the youngest of 4 children born to Arthur C and Rhua Bock she learned to love, plant and tend to many vegetables at an young age. With her Mother’s death at the age of 12 she continued her farm focus with 4H...

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