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Brenda S. (#46991033)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 27 days
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Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

I've spent the last 30 years researching and searching for my family and have received a lot of help from people in areas that I could not visit myself. I still love wandering through cemeteries and that wonderful feeling you get when you find one of the "lost" ones whether one of yours or mine. Have a great day and happy searching. :)
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R Timm
Herman Boettcher bio
Services for Herman A.F. Boettcher, 75, 920 N. Fourth St., who died Sunday at Immanuel-St. Josephís Hospital, will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Rev. R. Reimers officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrimís Rest Cemetery.
Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Mortuary, and one hour before services at the church.
He was born May 13, 1904, in Freedom Township, Waseca County. He was employed at Honeymead Products Co. for 20 years before retiring. He married Esther Elsa Heyn in Mankato, Oct. 20, 1926, and she preceded him in death. On May 14, 1977, he married Rose Runge.

From Mankato Free Press
Added by R Timm on Apr 11, 2017 6:49 AM
R Timm
Douglas Kroeger Bio
Former Mankato resident Douglas J. Kroeger, 48, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at his parents home in North Mankato.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mankato Mortuary, the Rev. Paul Nolting officiating. Burial is in Pilgrimís Rest Cemetery, Mankato.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Mankato Mortuary and continues one hour before services Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorials are Preferred in lieu of flowers to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.
Mr. Kroeger was born Sept. 12, 1950, to Martin and Rose (Biermann) Kroeger at Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968 and attended Mankato State University for three years. He worked as an art director for five years in Sun Valley, Idaho. For the past 12 years he has been an exhibition technician for Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He was an independent artist and had a gallery in his home. He enjoyed music, art, skiing, travel and spending time at his parentís lake cottage.
Mr. Kroeger is survived by his parents; one brother, David of Mankato; one sister and her husband, Roselyn Skillman and Rod of Phoenix, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.
From Mankato Free Press
Added by R Timm on Sep 23, 2016 6:49 PM
Dianne Mousseau
Tommila grave in Brimson
I came across your cemetery record for the Tommila grave with no first name. According to the tree I'm working on, the grave is of Nestor Frans Tommila 1869-1937. His wife, Ida M and their son Martin F Tommila are also buried there.
Thank you for all the wonderful work.
Dianne M
Added by Dianne Mousseau on Oct 10, 2015 9:52 PM
Lori Tesh
Re: Henslin Family
Brenda will you please contact me personally at
Added by Lori Tesh on Oct 07, 2015 11:14 AM
RE: Ed & Mollie Rosolack
You are welcome.
Added by LLW on Sep 27, 2015 7:33 AM
Ann Birr Denk
Nashwauk Cemetery photos
Thank you so very much Brenda for the many photos. I appreciate your attention to detail with including the Veteran's markers and/or foot stones as well. The pictures are beautifully done!
Added by Ann Birr Denk on May 31, 2015 4:38 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
RE: Harringtons
Got them all--see all my messages--and THANKS!!! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 15, 2015 6:56 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
Jerome Lee Harrington
Brenda--Another wonderful job on the photo--and on setting up and transferring the memorial to me. You've gone above and beyond, and I am so grateful...Thank you again, so much! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 15, 2015 5:39 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
Leona and Arthur Harrington
Brenda--hank you, thank you, thank you! These are my grandparents, and it is so wonderful to see their headstone for the first time! I can't thank you enough for all your efforts--and the picture is of excellent quality. Thank you. Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 15, 2015 5:28 PM
Kathryn J McCloud
RE: Eugene Gerald Harrington
Brenda--THANK YOU so much...your photo is perfect! Though my family visited Gene's gravesite, along with his brother Bill's, when we vacationed in Minnesota, I don't have any pictures of his headstone. I can't tell you how much it means to me! I will submit a request for transfer of his memorial; feel free to transfer any other memorials to me as you complete them...and thank you for being willing to go back to get the other photos when the weather clears. Your work is much appreciated! Kathy
Added by Kathryn J McCloud on May 15, 2015 12:20 PM
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