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Glenda (Linda) Anderson ~ Byron

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Anderson, Glenda

Glenda (Linda) Gail Anderson, 66, of Byron, passed away Friday, March 27 peacefully at home. She was born June 10, 1948, in West Bend, Iowa, the daughter of Glen and Evelyn Allen.
 
Glenda graduated from Adams High School with the Class of 1966. On February 17, 1968 she was joined in marriage to Gerald Anderson. In 1974, they moved to Byron, Minnesota. In 1969, Glenda started her career at the United States Post Office, serving in Austin, Rochester, Byron and West Concord. In 1984, she became Post Master at the Kasson Post Office and served there for 11 years.
 
In her spare time she enjoyed crafts, reading, making music and spending time with family and friends. In addition, she frequently volunteered her time with family and friends. In addition, she frequently volunteered her time to many organizations in the community. She also had a lifelong love of horses; she owned and cared for many horses during her youth.
 
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Anderson, of Byron; four children, Tracy (Renae) Anderson of Hayfield, Kris Kauffmann of St. Louis Park, Melanie (Steven) Zickrick of St. Charles and Michael (Tara) Anderson of Kasson; five grandchildren, Alex Anderson, Blake Anderson, Autumn Zickrick, Calvin Zickrick and Marissa Zickrick.
 
She was preceded in death by her father, Glen Allen, and mother, Evelyn Allen.
 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 2 at 2:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 201 Frontage Road NW, Byron, MN with Pastor Steve Rheingans and Pastor Jack Friedli officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be no reviewal.
 
The family requests that memorial gifts be designated to the Poverello Fund at the Mayo Clinic. Memorials can be made online at www.mayoclinic.org/development or mailed to: Department of Development, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN ~ 55905.


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Willard C. Blanch ~ Mantorville

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Blanch, Willard BW

Willard Blanch, 95, of Mantorville, passed away peacefully at Fairview Nursing Home in Dodge Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
 

Willard was born Jan. 24, 1920, on the home farm, to Bert and Hattie Blanch. He graduated from Mantorville High School class of 1936. He was valedictorian and a class officer. Willard farmed the family farm until he retired at age 57. He married Dorothy Allen in April of 1979. Dorothy passed away in May of 2005.
 

Willard was a 51-year member of Mantorville Masonic Lodge #11, where he was past Master. He also belonged to Mantorville Eastern Star and was a lifetime member of the Congregational Church in Mantorville. Willard was also a longtime member of Dodge County Farm Bureau. He was honored by K-M FFA as Honorary Farm in 1975. Willard and Dorothy loved to vacation to Branson, were active members at Mantorville Senior Citizens, and the Eastern star. 
 

Willard is survive by Kelly Allen, Bruce (Jeannine) Allen, Linda Connelly, Don (Debbie) Allen, John (Carol) Allen, Kathy Bertelson, Roger (Pauline) Allen, Dr. Jim Gute, Josephine and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 

Willard was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Hattie Blanch, immediate family, his wife, Dorothy Blanch, Loren Allen and Tony Bertelson, and Sandra Allen.
 

Memorials are preferred to Mantorville Masonic Lodge #11, Mantorville Senior Citizens or Mantorville Congregational Church.
 

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 515 Walnut St., in Mantorville, on Saturday, March 21, with Pastor Brian Egelston officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be no reviewal. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville. 


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Sydney A. Larson ~ Byron

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Sydney A. Larson, 65, of Byron, Minnesota passed away at his home on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
 
There are no services planned at this time.
 
Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.


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