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Kay (VanSickle) VanAlstine

Kay (VanSickle) VanAlstine
RR 2  Box 244
Rush City, MN. 55069


Kay Maxine VanAlstine (age 67) of Rush City, Minnesota passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis following a lengthy battle with amyloidosis. 

Kay was born on December 15, 1943 on the old Peterson farm north of Rush  City to Clair and Marian VanSickle.  She grew up with three brothers – Lloyd, Don, and Bill – who loved her and loved to tease her.  They lived on the Peterson farm, moved to the Robinson farm, before purchasing the Diffenbacher farm on River Road, east of Rush City.
Kay attended elementary and high school in Rush City and graduated in 1961.  During high school she met her husband, Robert VanAlstine, at Amos and Andy’s Dairy Store in Rush City.  After falling in love over root beer floats, they married in October of 1963.  Rob and Kay lived in the Twin Cities until 1968 when they moved to Rush City and purchased Bob’s Barbershop in North Branch.
Rob and Kay purchased the Diffenbacher farm and raised their children, Bob and Sharri, as well a barn full of horses and the occasional cow.  Kay and her family and friends enjoyed many hours at horse shows while the children were growing up.  They also enjoyed the activities at Rush City Baptist Church and the local schools.
In recent years, Kay was heavily involved with her grandchildren, Frankki (17), Joe (11), and Nina (10).  Running to the pool, visiting garage sales, and attending their school activities filled her days and her photo albums.  Kay also loved the people and activities of the Rush City Bible Church (formerly the Rush City Covenant Church) who have become family over the past 20 years.  Her most recent exploits include trips to area thrift stores, meals at any restaurant with good strawberry-rhubarb pie, and mitten-making with friend, Norma Moses.
Kay was preceded in death by her younger brother, Willard “Bill” Van Sickle, and her parents, Clair and Marian (Swanson)  VanSickle.  Kay was a tender and caring mother and homemaker who will be sorely missed. 

Kay is survived by her husband, Robert VanAlstine of Rush City; son, Bob VanAlstine of Rush City and grandchildren, Frankki, Joe, and Nina; daughter, Sharri VanAlstine of Rush City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd & Verna VanSickle of Bloomington, Minnesota and Don & Jan VanSickle of Cambridge, Minnesota; uncle and aunt, Albert and Merlyn of California; aunt, Bernice Gelden of Minneapolis, and uncle Russ Albus of California; and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

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Nicole (Gentine) Solomon Nicole (Gentine) Solomon
1211 Gardena Ave.
Fridley, MN. 55432
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Dave Hemmer

Dave Hemmer
4514 60th Ave. S.E.
St. Cloud, MN. 56304 
Phone: 320-743-5980
Cel: 320-290-2127

Graduated Mpls. Voc. School (electronics), Worked Northwestern Bell  Telephone Co. 22yrs, AT&T 5 Yrs.  Lived 2 yrs. Appleton, MN. and St. Cloud until present.  Married Barbara (Grote)Hemmer in 1964, Had 2 sons  Joe 1964  and Andy 1966 (deceased 1982).  Retired from AT&T 1/1/90,  Owned and operated Business telephone installation and repair business until 1999.  Retired now and enjoys  grandchildren Jessica (1989) and Allie (1992), and 3 great grandchileren Lydia, Alina, and William.  Spend time enjoying our 10 acres and each other.
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Donald Vaughn Donald Vaughn
9416 517th St.
Rush City, MN. 55069

Sandy Aagaard and I were married on February 14, 2007. We have a blended family of 5 children, 7 grandchildren ranging from age 10 years to 8 months as of February 2011. I am CEO of DKV Ent. Demo Landfill We raise Scottish Highland Cattle at our home Rush City and enjoy traveling around the United States showing them. January-April we spend in Tucson, Arizona enjoying the wonderful weather. We spend our summer week-ends at Carefree Country Club in Big Lake, Mn.There we spend time golfing and just having a great time with a lot of good people.

Cicilia (Rotherbacher) Skidmore Cicilia (Rotherbacher) Skidmore
2356 Montana Ave.
Maplewood, MN. 55119

Hello - Look forward to seeing you at the reunion.  Here is my bio - Moved to NYC after Rush City and worked at a variety of jobs including NWA.  That started my wanderlust.  I returned to MN in 1980 with a divorce and a wonderful 5yr old Stacy.  I started working for AAA Minnesota and managed offices in Burnsville, Mankato and St. Paul, where I have been for 18 years.   On January 8, 2001 I will be going back to my first love of selling travel for the AAA MN-IA Maplewood office.  I look forward to working with customers and promoting groups for tours and cruises.  My daughter (25 yrs old) caught the travel bug and is working reservations for NWA.  We have an abundance of travel benefits.  I have been to 5 continents - two to go.  Cecelia (Rothenbacher) Skidmore 

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