Friday, May 31, 2013

From the Hannewald family

Just a little note to tell you my Dad, Richard Hannewald passed in his sleep last night. He has had many health issues this past year and has grieved for the loss of my Mom. He loved the Magnolia family . Hope you are all enjoying your summer. Fondly, Judie

From Barb: I will post the obituary as soon as it is available to me.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Donald Brenn Obituary

Donald Brenn

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Donald E. "Donnie" Brenn, age 81, of Mondovi, WI died May 21, 2013 at Mayo Health Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.
Donnie was born at home on April 3, 1932 to Elmer and Minnie (Olufson) Brenn. He grew up on the family farm and after graduating from Mondovi High School in 1950 he went off to serve his country, enlisting in the Army. He returned to the family farmstead and continued to farm with his father. He enjoyed many days of fishing and hunting, taking many trips to Canada and out west to hunt elk. On January 27, 1979 he married Patricia (Garland) Olson at Central Lutheran Church in Mondovi. To this union Patricia brought her two young sons Jeffrey and Joseph. They both continued farming on the family farm for many years. Donnie and Pat spent many memorable days fishing and camping together, especially when they moved to Birchwood, WI after retiring from farming in 1998. They did enjoy though, their winter get away in Donna, TX. In 2011 they moved back to Mondovi. Donnie was a proud member of the American Legion, Post 154 and a lifetime parishioner of Central Lutheran Church. Donnie will be remembered as a very caring, fatherly man, endearing to his family. He was a jokester, known to them as "chief", making them laugh and always lending a helping hand when needed. He had a profound compassion for animals, taking great care of his cattle, down to the special bond he had with his cat, "Rooster".
Donnie will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 34 years, Pat; his step-sons, Jeffrey (Mary Ann) Olson of Mondovi and Joseph (Lisa) Olson of Ellsworth. His grandchildren, Brandon Olson, Bronson Olson, Katie Olson, and Nick Olson. Also by his great-grandchildren, Madisyn Olson, and Cowen Olson; and nephew, Jeffrey Anderson.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois Anderson; nephew, Bradley Anderson; and special friend, Richard Urness.
A visitation will be at Talbot Family Funeral Homes in Mondovi on Friday May 24 at 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral service will be at Central Lutheran Church in Mondovi on Saturday May 25 at 11:00 a.m. with an hour of visitation prior. Burial will follow at Riverside Lutheran Cemetery in Mondovi.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Unexpected Passing of Chico

Chico, the adopted son of Chet and Irma Johnson has unexpectedly passed away. Cause of death is unknown as he was discovered on the couch as though he were asleep. Chico was an orphan cat found in Magnolia park  and lovingly adopted and cared for by Chet and Irma for the past 6 years.

Chico had many friends in Magnolia Park and will be greatly missed. We all send our condolences to Chet and Irma as we know Chico meant the world to them.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Big Thank You!

A big "thank you" to all our Texas friends who remembered our mom with a card for her 95th birthday.  She received around 22 cards from Magnolia friends and was thrilled to hear from so many.  We had a real nice day for her party......we wore her out!   Leslie & Dick

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Welcome home!

We arrived to see quite a mess on our farm in Minnesota.  I think every tree on the yards and grove had damage.  We are very thankful that our home and outbuildings are ok.  Looks like we will have a lot of cleanup to do this spring and summer.  We were wondering about our freezer full of food...but after 8 days without electricity, all was well.  No one opened the freezer and all the food was perfectly fine.  Our wind generator and 120 foot tower are fine.  So we feel blessed.  Kay and Jim  

view behind our house

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what a mess

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the limbs seemed to fall straight down....

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Our cherry tree

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From Ed Piche

Deer in Dryden, Laying down under a big tree between City Hall on the left and the police
Building directly behind the tree.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Lunch on Thursday

We met for a four hour lunch at "Fiddlesticks" in Hannibal, MO
Vern and Dorothy Wendt,
Dave and Mary Bruun, and
Tom and Judy Lowary

Barb says: 4 hours?? Now who do you suppose carried the conversation?

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