Archive for August, 2015


Donald K. Swanson ~ Mantorville

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Swanson, Donald

Mr. Donald Kenneth Swanson was born September 9, 1957, to Wanita and Jerry Swanson. Donald passed away at his home on Thursday, August, 27, 2015.
Donald graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 1976; then served in the Marine Corps from 1976-1980. He enjoyed working at the farmer’s market, stock car races, hunting, sports, the Outdoor Channel and collecting antiques and model cars. Don was a member of the Mantorville City Council.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, one brother and two children. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Swanson; three step-daughters, Kaylee (Andy), Kimberly (Alan) and Korie (Jason) all from Mantorville; 10 grandchildren; brother Bernard (Tammy) Swanson of Kasson, MN; sister Lorraine (Bruce) Stenhovden of Rochester, MN; step-dad Wallace Emholtz; two half brothers, Scott and Jeff from Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:00 am at The First Congregational Church, 515 Walnut Street, Mantorville, MN with Pastor Brian Egelston officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Pilot Mound Cemetery in Rural Chatfield, MN.

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Marsha A. Pacolt ~ Mantorville

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Pacolt, Marsha

Marsha Ann Pacolt (Nana), 67, of Mantorville, MN died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Methodist Hospital, Rochester, MN from cancer.
Marsha was born on August 8, 1948, in Owatonna, MN to Edward and Virginia Lindquist. Marsha graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1966. From there, she continued her studies at Winona State University. She was married to Larry Worke on December 1, 1968 and had a daughter, Tammy, in 1969. Later they divorced and Marsha married Stan Pacolt in 1990.
Marsha worked for the Rice County Sheriff’s Department for many years. She then worked for the 911 Center in Owatonna as an Administrative Assistant. After that, she transferred to Maplewood and worked for the police department as a Supervisor of the Communications Center. Recently, Marsha was employed by Ramsey County as an Emergency Communications Manager.
Nana enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, watching her granddaughters play sports, going to the lake, spending time at her new home in Mantorville, and taking care of her four dogs. She touched many people’s lives with her kind heart and her big smile.
She is survived by her daughter, Tammy (Mark) Mathias; father and mother, Edward and Virginia Lindquist of Waterville, MN; sister, Sandy Kay (Tim) Bass of Blooming Prairie, MN; Larry (Annette) Lindquist of Blooming Prairie, MN; Lee (Sandy) Lindquist of Austin, MN and grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan Pacolt and paternal and maternal grandparents.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 – 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN with Pastor Dana O’Brien officiating. Visitation will be at the Dibble Funeral Home, 213 W. Main St, Kasson, MN on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 pm and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, MN.
Dibble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at

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Lee Roy J. Bordelon ~ Mantorville

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Lee Roy Joseph Bordelon, Sr. of Mantorville, MN died of natural causes on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the age of 84. He was born on October 31, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dolores Bordelon, and his three children, Cheryl (Richard) Purdue of Byron, Bruce (Kristin) Bordelon of Mantorville and Lee Roy (Connie) Bordelon, Jr. of Mantorville. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Annette, Meredith and Chris Purdue, Bridget, Brian and Susanna Bordelon, Chanda Hassemer, Brandon and Bradley Bordelon and his five great-grandchildren.
Lee Roy was a longtime commercial beekeeper and raised queen bees for innumerable other commercial beekeepers, beginning at the age of 14. This passion and knowledge were passed on to many friends, his sons and his son-in-law. Because of his honey production and bee raising, Lee Roy traveled often between Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota. In addition, he was a member of the Sue Bee Honey Association and the American Beekeeping Federation. He was actively involved at his home parish of Holy Family Catholic Church in Kasson as well as his church in Jasper, Texas. Lee Roy was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a private pilot, and for many years enjoyed flying with friends in Texas. Five years ago, he became involved in Model T’s and enjoyed driving through the countryside with his “Tin Lizzie”.
A traditional Catholic Mass will be held in celebration of his life on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 11:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1904 N. Mantorville Ave, Kasson, MN. Visitation will be available one hour preceding the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association or charity of the donor’s choice are welcome.

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Beverly J. Carney ~ Kasson

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Carney, Bev

The funeral service for Beverly Jean Carney of Kasson will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, August, 10, 2015 at The Church of the Holy Family, 1904 North Mantorville Ave, Kasson, MN, with Fr. Harry Jewison officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the church, with a time to share stories at 5:00 pm, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, MN.
Beverly Jean Carney, 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN due to complications of cancer.
Bev was born February 11, 1933 in Milton Township to Dennis and Gladys (Swee) Kundert. Bev was raised in the rural Pine Island area. She graduated from Pine Island High School in 1950. She married the love of her life, Harold Carney, on June 10, 1950 in Dodge Center. They spent 46 years together. Harold passed away February 23, 1996.
Through all the years they were together, Bev and Harold were never far apart. They were AFS host parents to six wonderful girls; Helle, Allison, Esther, Ana, Heidi and Stella. They spent countless hours in the concession stand at the K-M Football Field among many, many other volunteering duties.
Bev spent over 33 years doing daycare in her home. She made a difference in the lives of numerous children, many of whom she created lifelong relationships.
Bev and Harold spent many years at the Beaver Dam Resort in Cleveland, MN, enjoying time with their families, fishing for crappies and playing cards. They also spent many winters in Tucson, AZ.
After Harold passed away, Bev stayed very busy with many activities. She continued to run the concession stand for AFS until this past year and held offices in AFS, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Southeast MN Senior Federation, Kasson Senior Dining and Fairview Nursing Home Auxiliary. She also spent time volunteering with her church, Meals on Wheels and others. She also enjoyed playing bingo with her friends and family.
She is survived by her three children, Paulette (Ardell) Riedel, Sue (Bill) Roeder and Mark (Tracy) Carney; “adopted” children, Helen (Bill) Morrison and Sue Iverson; grandchildren, Nicolle (Aaron) Wilke, Allyson (Chris) Holtz, Timothy Roeder and MMFN Christopher (Allison) Roeder, Darrick (Krista) Carney and Steven Carney; “adopted” grandchildren, Krystal, Jewel, Kory, Aaron and Jessica and nine great-grandchildren.
Bev will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Whether she was teaching us how to bake toffee bars or roll out lefsa or leading us by her example, she always loved unconditionally and had a heart that was bigger than anything we could ever imagine. It is an honor to call her our mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend.
We would like to thank everyone who has been a part of caring for Bev in recent months. There are not enough words to express our gratitude.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bev’s name will be donated to the many organizations that she supported.

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