Obituaries

Irene M. Wenisch

SPRINGFIELD — Irene M. Wenisch, age 99, of Springfield, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the St. John’s Lutheran Home in Springfield. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 the St. John’s Lutheran Home Chapel in Springfield, with Chaplain Noel Wetter officiating. ...

Raymond Kienlen

ST. PETER — Raymond Kienlen, age 91 of St. Peter, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Benedictine Court. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Catholic Church of St. Peter with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, St. Peter. ...

Tom “Coolie” Ahlbrecht

GIBBON — Tom “Coolie” Ahlbrecht, age 63, of Gibbon passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon with Pastor Erik Karlson ...

Hansen, Carlyle E., “Carl”

Age 95, of Golden Valley, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2019, 14 days before his 96th birthday. Carl was born in Faribault, Minnesota on April 1, 1923 to Dr. Carl and Stella Hansen. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1941 and Iowa State College in 1948. World War II interrupted ...

Tom “Coolie” Ahlbrecht

NEW ULM — Tom “Coolie” Ahlbrecht, 63, of Gibbon died on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon. A private burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be ...

Julie Van Name

NEW ULM — Julie Van Name, 61, of New Ulm died Friday, March 15, 2019, at her home. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Visitation will be 9 – 11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. The ...

Irene M. Wenisch

SPRINGFIELD — Irene M. Wenisch, 99, of Springfield, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the St. John’s Lutheran Home in Springfield. Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at the St. John’s Lutheran Home Chapel in Springfield. Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. ...

Delores Langhorst

Delores (Hulke) Langhorst, age 89, was called home to God on Monday, March 11, 2019. She died quietly at her home while surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life Service will be on Saturday, March 23 at 10 a.m., with a time of gathering one hour prior, all at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, ...

Mary Ann Mans

NORTH MANKATO — Mary Ann Mans, 82 of the rural North Mankato/Nicollet area died on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the New Perspective Senior Living Community in Mankato. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 am on Friday, March 22, 2019 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet. Burial will ...

Kenneth Richert

SPRINGFIELD — Kenneth Richert, age 81, of Springfield, MN died on March 14, 2019, at his home in rural Springfield, MN. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 17, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Springfield Area Community Center. Service will be held at the Springfield Area Community ...

Patricia M. Seifert

NEW ULM — Patricia M. Seifert, age 89 of New Ulm died peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH chapel. A private burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic ...

Martha E. Wellner

NEW ULM — Martha E. Wellner, age 106, one month shy of 107, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her home in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Nathan Scharf will officiate. Burial ...

MACHO, Richard H

Aged 86 of Hutchinson, MN. Formerly of Mankato, MN. Passed away March 12, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Catherine and Henry, sister Dolora. Survived by his loving “Angel” wife Jeanette, children; Kim (Rick), Terri (Bill), Shelly (Al), Becky, Paul (Briana), and Scott. 16 ...

William “Bill” Salfer

REDWOOD FALLS William “Bill” Salfer, 57, of Redwood Falls died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Redwood Area Hospital. Prayer services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with inurnment at a later date in Fort Snelling National ...

Patricia Seifert

NEW ULM — Patricia Seifert, 89, of New Ulm died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Sleepy Eye Care in Sleepy Eye. Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. A private family burial in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery will take place at a ...

Lois Meierding

NEW ULM — Lois Meierding, 87, of New Ulm formerly of Morgan, died on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Morgan United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church ...

Daniel Ragan

HANSKA — Daniel Ragan, 64, of Hanska formerly of Redwood Falls, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Seasons Hospice Home in Redwood Falls. A private service will be held later this spring. Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent ...

Martha E. Wellner

New Ulm — Martha E. Wellner, 106, died on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her home in New Ulm. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. ...

James Kretsch

NEW ULM — James Joseph Kretsch has left his earthly home on March 10, 2019 to go be with his beloved granddaughter Alexis Kretsch in Heaven. Let the laughter and shenanigans begin again, what a joyous reunion they will have together. Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Our ...

Thomas J. Evers

Redwood Falls (formerly New Ulm) — Thomas J. Evers, age 80 of Redwood Falls (formerly New Ulm) died peacefully on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Redwood Falls Area Hospital. Funeral service will be 11 am on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. ...