Archive for April, 2017


James O. Maxson ~ Mantorville

Monday, April 17th, 2017

James Otto Maxson a life-long resident of Mantorville, MN passed away on Friday April 14, 2017 with his family at his side after suffering a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Jim was born at his home in rural Mantorville on 2-19-38 to parents Peters R Maxson and Edna H Berg. He graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School in 1956 served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He married the love of his life, Colleen Andrist, on April 2nd 1961. They lived in rural Mantorville and welcomed three children, Lea Ann, Robin and Dalen, who were the most important part of his life. He was blessed with 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Jim was an Electrical Contractor and owner of Maxson Electric. He worked from 1974 to 2012. He was a Master Mason, Shriner, served on the Mantorville Township, Mantorville City Council, Congregational Church Board, and was a dedicated community volunteer to multiple organizations. He enjoyed all sports, singing, dancing, boating, and time with family and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his father Peters, mother Edna, sisters Rose Marie Lohrbach and Shirley Mae Leth. He is survived by his wife Colleen Maxson; children Lea Ann (John), Robin (Kristy) and Dalen (Julie), brother Richard Duayne Maxson; and grandchildren Hayley, Mallory, Rylan, Liberty, Ashlyn, and Brooklyn.
He was a devoted husband and father who was beloved by many and will live forever in our hearts.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 22 at The First Congregational Church, 515 Walnut Street, Mantorville with Pastor Brian Egelston officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday, April 21 from 5:00-8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson. Military graveside services will be provided by the Kasson American Legion and the Mantorville VFW.
The family prefers memorials be directed to the First Congregational Church, Mantorville.

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Phyllis Bradford ~ Kasson

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Phyllis A. Bradford, 81, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Fieldcrest Care Center in Hayfield, MN. She was born October 6, 1935, to Vernon and Jeanette (McEathron) Johnston. Phyllis grew up in Wasioja and attended Mantorville High School where she graduated in 1953.
On October 10, 1953, she married David Bradford. They had three daughters, Vickie, Cindy and Jody. Together they enjoyed lots of camping, fishing and water sports. Phyllis was a great cook and many delighted in her baked goods.
Phyllis is survived by daughters Cindy Nordstrom and Jody (Randy) Liudahl; daughter-in-law Stephanie Hallisy; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her daughter Vickie.
Details of her memorial service are pending at this time and will be posted in the Dodge County Independent as available. Condolences may be sent to Jody Liudahl, 1828 – 36th Ave SE, Rochester, MN, 55904.

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Terrance Twite ~ Dodge Center

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

There will be a Memorial Gathering for Terrance Twite at the Dibble Funeral Home (213 W. Main St. Kasson, MN) from 5:30-8pm on Monday April 10, 2017. Terrance died Tuesday April 4, 2017 at his home. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on January 28, 1951 to John and Mary (Lamek) Twite. His family moved to Brownsville, MN to open the Shellhorn Supper Club when Terrance was a teenager. He married Bonnie Klug on December 31, 1972 in Caledonia.
Terrance was the proud papa of Tylar (Sara), Manya, Andrew (Stacy), Nick, and Leah (Myles), and was special “Papa T” to grandchildren Oliver and Maiara. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary, infant brother, John, and beloved daughter, Manya. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters, Julie Twite and Mary (Phil) Hoiland, brothers-in-law Jerry (Susie) Klug, Bill (Sue) Klug, and sisters-in-law Jane (Ivan) Fernandez and Barbara (Jeff) Klug.
Following the death of his father in 1973, Terrance joined his mother in business, building on and creating Shellhorn Roadhouse on the Mississippi, where you could “bring your load by boat or road.” The Twites enjoyed serving many loyal customers and friends until Shellhorn was heavily damaged by fire in the summer of 1986.
In 1987 Terrance and his family relocated to Dodge Center where he developed the Wasioja Education Technology Co-op, providing interactive TV services to several area school districts. He served as the Director of WETC until his retirement.
Terrance leaves behind his loving family and true friends who share countless memories of happier times.

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