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Marguerite Viola Bristol, 97

Marguerite Viola Bristol, 97, of River Falls, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the Red Wing Health Center in Red Wing, Minn.

She was born in Ellsworth on May 21, 1911, to Jacob and Anna (Lehmann) Bristol.

Marguerite graduated from Ellsworth High School and later graduated from nursing school at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis in 1935. She moved to Ohio after her schooling, and would return to Wisconsin in 1989. She enjoyed gardening and taking pictures.

Marguerite is survived by her nieces and nephews: Warren Bristol, Lee Webster, Viola Bristol-Johnson, Loren Webster, Richard "Dick" Webster, Jerry Bristol, and Eugene Webster.

She is preceded in death by her brothers and sisters: Andrew Bristol, Eleanor Reynolds, George Bristol, and Lillian Webster; and a niece, Marcia Kline.

A memorial service was held on Monday, March 9, at St. Paul's UCC in Ellsworth with the Rev. Susan Schneider-Adams officiating. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery.

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Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services assisted the family with arrangements.