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David F. Watson ~ Kasson

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

David (Dave) Watson, 64, of Kasson, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
 
David was born April 17, 1953 in Ashland, Wisconsin to Ross and June (Hochstafl) Watson. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1971 and attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis, MN. On May 8, 1976, Dave married the love of his life, Jodi L. Hughes.
 
Their life adventure brought them and their two children to southern Minnesota, where he was employed by Mayo Clinic as an IT Systems Analyst.  His successful career led to retirement after over 20 years of dedicated service. David was a devoted member of the Kasson American Legion for over 30 years, and spent his days enjoying the simple joys of life. 
 
David is survived by his significant other, Mary Scripture of Kasson, MN, his two children, Paul Watson of Mantorville, MN and Nicole (Mack) Sundin of Fort Belvoir, VA, two grandchildren, Carrson and Camerron, his sister Suzanne Boudreau of Chisholm, MN, brothers Robb (Laura) Watson of Juneau, AK, Pat (Jeanette) Watson of Gilbert, MN, Jim (Kris) Watson of Aurora, MN, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and June, his two brothers Jon and Doug, and his wife Jodi Loreatte Watson (Hughes) in 2002.
 
In keeping with the free sprit of Dave, and per his request, there are no immediate services planned.  The family asks that you join them next summer in Duluth, MN for a celebration of life in his honor.


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Caryle Bornholdt ~ Spring Valley

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Caryle M. Bornholdt, 102, formerly of Rural Mantorville & Kasson, died Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Spring Valley Living Center in Spring Valley, Minnesota. Caryle M. Martin was born on July 22, 1915, in rural West Concord, Minnesota.
 
On September 27, 1934 she married Russell Bornholdt. They lived in rural Mantorville until 1975 when they moved to Kasson. Caryle was a clothing store clerk for many years prior to her retirement.
 
Caryle is survived by sons Ron (Cheryl) Bornholdt of rural Spring Valley, MN and Randy of Apple Valley, MN and daughter-in-law Audrey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, and one son, Rodney.
 
The funeral service for Caryle will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Concord Church of Christ, 55080 200th Ave, West Concord, MN with Pastor Peter Moen officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be no reviewal.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials be directed to the church.


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Anderson “Andy” Kelley ~ Kasson

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Anderson “Andy” Kelley, 77, of Kasson, a retired Roma Pizza salesman, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, October 30, 2017.
 
He was born May 21, 1940, in Las Vegas and graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1958. There, he excelled in basketball.
 
On January 26, 1963, he married the love of his life, Evelyn C. Beckett. They moved to Kasson in 1969 to raise their family. He worked for Dadco Foods for 31 years before retiring to take care of his wife. He showed great pride in watching his boys and grandkids playing their many different sports; often times helping them to excel in these activities.
 
Survivors include his four boys, Chuck (Sandy), Mike (Lisa), Sean (Patti) and Aaron (Sandy); his 11 grandkids, Meghan, Patrick, Jessica, Brett, Scott, Ally, Josy, Mycah, Adi, Sydney and Brinn; and one great-grandson, Vinnie.
 
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, November 3, from 4:00-7:00 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 First Street NE, Kasson, followed by a Celebration of Life at the American Legion in Kasson.
 
His body was donated to the Mayo Clinic for anatomical research.


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