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    Glen Davis, 88, of Grand Meadow

    Glen Paul Davis, 88, a lifelong resident of Grand Meadow, died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. He was born on Dec. 7, 1931, to Volney and Theckla (Stier) Davis at the family farm north of Grand Meadow. Dr. Mitchell arrived in his one horse sleigh to deliver him.  Glen was the eighth of nine children.  He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1949 and was captain of the 1948 Larks football team.

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    Eleanor Riedemann, 90, of Grand Meadow

    Eleanor Marie Riedemann, 90, of Grand Meadow, died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Mayo Clinic – Saint Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Born in Remsen, Iowa, Eleanor was the daughter of John and Rose (Hansen) Nieslen. She graduated from Garfield Webb High School in 1946. On Nov. 16, 1951, she married Donald E. “Dutch” Riedemann in Marathon, Iowa. They shared 55 years of marriage together. Over the years, Eleanor raised her six children, worked at Queenslands store, owned the National Cafe, was active in the local food shelf, and ran an at-home day care.

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    Kevin Beck, 54, of Spring Valley

    Kevin Edwin Beck, 54, of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Mayo Clinic – Saint Mary’s Campus.   Kevin was born Oct. 8, 1965, to Bob and Judy Beck and grew up on his family’s farm outside of Conger, Minnesota.  He graduated in 1984 from Alden-Conger High School and went to school in Jackson, Minnesota, to become an electrician.  Kevin worked as an electrician and also farmed until 1993 when he found his true calling in life and went back to college for law enforcement. 

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    Bonnie Kiehne, 75, of Spring Valley

    Bonnie Gail (Horsman) Kiehne, 75, of Spring Valley, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Grand Meadow Health Center.  Bonnie was born Jan. 3, 1945, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Elwin and Catherine Horsman. She was united in marriage to Gerald Kiehne on May 5, 1979, in Spring Valley. She worked for various businesses, but her favorite, being waitressing, where she could use her gift to gab. 

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    Leo Bernard, 92, of Spring Valley

    Leo Bernard died Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Spring Valley Senior Living. Leo Leroy Bernard was born April 4, 1927, in Washington, Minn., the second of four children of Floyd and Margaret (Ludwig) Bernard. Leo farmed with his dad until joining the United States Navy towards the end of World War II. Following his discharge he returned to the farm until he was drafted into the Army for the Korean War.

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    Richard Hahn, 64, of Spring Valley

    Richard Darrell Hahn, age 64, of Spring Valley, died in peace on Dec. 6, 2019, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester after a short stay. He was a farmer and logged until retiring.  He enjoyed fishing, coon hunting, ginseng hunting and doing word search books.

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    Carol Schumacher, 93, of Wykoff

    Carol Maria Ella Schumacher, 93, died Nov. 27, 2019. Carol was born to William and Dora (Niemeyer) Meyer Dec. 26, 1925, in rural Fountain.  She married Harold C. Schumacher June 1, 1950. They were lifetime farmers and lifetime members of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff.  Carol greatly loved being with her family. Her nieces and nephews and their families also meant much to her. She had a special gift of taking care of her many pets and plants. 

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    Lyle Kruse, 95, of Spring Valley

    Lyle Kruse, 95, of Spring Valley, died Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2019, at Spring Valley Care Center.  Lyle was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Riceville, Iowa, to Emil and Mabel (Kleckner) Kruse. He attended schools in Riceville and Cresco, where he graduated in 1942.

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    Ialee Sikkink, 90, formerly of Spring Valley area

    Ialee M. Sikkink, 90, of Samaritan Bethany in Rochester died Nov. 28, 2019. She was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Iowa City, Iowa, the oldest of seven children of Walter and Minnie (Roth) Grathwohl. When she was 2, the family moved to southern Minnesota and farmed near Oakland, Rose Creek and Grand Meadow. She graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1947 and the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester in 1950. She worked as a registered nurse for 17 years at the Rochester Methodist Hospital, the Austin Medical Center, and the Preston Nursing Home.

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    Kenneth Gilbert, 89, native of Spring Valley

    Kenneth “Kenny” L. Gilbert, 89, of Austin, died Friday evening, Nov. 22, 2019, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin, surrounded by his loving family.  Kenneth Lyle Gilbert was born Dec. 22, 1929, the son of Merrill and Mabel (Hayden) Gilbert in Spring Valley. He attended school in Spring Valley. In 1948, Kenneth married Arlys Hellickson and the couple raised five children during their 35 years of marriage; the couple later divorced. He worked at Hormel Foods, retiring after 35 years of service.

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    Jamie L. Carson, 47, of Spring Valley

    Jamie L. Carson, 47, of Spring Valley, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at her home in Spring Valley. She was born Dec. 4, 1971, in Little Rock, Arkansas, to James Carson and Karen Wallis. Jamie attended and graduated from high school in Chula Vista, Calif. Following graduation she was united in marriage to Doug Wesson in Chula Vista. After their marriage they lived in California before moving to Texas where Jamie managed two separate convenience stores. 

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    Rick Hyland, 65, of Spring Valley

    Rickie Allen “Rick” “Ranger” Hyland, age 65, of Spring Valley, died Oct. 12, 2019, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Rick was born Nov. 12, 1953, in Olmsted County to Lester and Shirley (Douglas) Hyland. He attended and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1972. On Nov. 17, 1973, he was united in marriage to Janine Hamlin in Spring Valley.