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Everett R. Selle -- Kasson

KASSON -- The funeral for Everett R. Selle will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kasson. The Kasson American Legion and Mantorville VFW will provide military honors. His body will be cremated, and burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, in the spring, with graveside services at that time.

Mr. Selle, 78, of Kasson, died of cancer Saturday (Feb. 18, 2006) at Prairie Meadows Assisted Living in Kasson.

Born March 16, 1927, in Dodge Center, he graduated from Dodge Center High School and entered the Navy in 1944. On June 12, 1948, he married Jean M. McMorran in Fountain, and they moved to Kasson in 1958. He was a retired production control employee of IBM; was a member of the Kasson American Legion, where he held the offices of post commander, district commander and vice commander of the Department of Minnesota; and was a member of the VFW and St. John's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed golf, bowling, baseball and, in later years, wintering with his wife in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

Survivors include a son, Jon of Rochester; four daughters, Sue (Ben) Harwood of Kasson, Nancy (Brian) Kloss of Rochester, Kristin (Bruce) Bennerotte of Byron and Lisa (Jeff) Boelter of South St. Paul, Minn.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Luvern of Kasson and James (Marion) of Owatonna; and a sister, Betty Thomas of Austin. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004 and three brothers.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson, and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church.

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Memorials are preferred to the family, which they will distribute at a later date.

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