Obituaries

Melvin Moldan

NEW ULM — Melvin Moldan, 64, of New Ulm died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the New Ulm Medical Center. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 14, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will ...

Antonia “Toni” Cycilia Kubitza

SPRINGFIELD — Antonia “Toni” Cycilia Kubitza, 85, of Springfield, died on February 7, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home. Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 15, at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Service will be held at ...

David J. Ludewig

SLEEPY EYE — David J. Ludewig, 77, of Sleepy Eye, died on February 10th, 2019 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Roger Wehrs

Roger Wehrs, 70, of Palmer, Texas died peacefully at Ennis Care Center with family by his bedside. He was under the care of Bristol Hospice Pathways since April 2018. Roger was born September 18, 1948 to Robert and Arleen (Polikowsky) Wehrs in Plainview, MN. He graduated from ...

Kenneth “Ken” Weiske

Kenneth Wayne Weiske was born May 5, 1940 in Fairmont, MN to Elmer and Emily (Crousore) Weiske. His life was well lived and he was well loved. The Lord called him home on Feb. 5, 2019 at the age of 78. Ken married Marjorie Armstrong on May 20, 1961 and they made their home in Hanska, MN. Ken ...

LuAnn Aschenbrenner

COURTLAND — LuAnn Aschenbrenner, age 62, of Courtland passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at her home in rural Courtland. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic ...

Armin Losleben

SLEEPY EYE — Armin Losleben, age 90, of Sleepy Eye died on February 6, 2019, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, North Entrance, Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on ...

Chad Bernt Sluiter

BLOOMINGTON — Chad Bernt Sluiter, 50, of Bloomington, MN, passed away unexpectedly, on February 2, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Evergreen Community Church, Bloomington, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Service the ...

Armin Losleben

SLEEPY EYE — Armin Losleben, 90, of Sleepy Eye, died on February 6, 2019, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Monday, February 11, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Visitation ...

Melvin (Mel) Hillesheim

Melvin (Mel) Leonard Hillesheim, born 2/17/1933 Brown County town of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; died 2/1/2019; son of Joseph and Veronica (Rathman) Hillesheim (both deceased), Rosella (Hoffman) Hilles-heim (stepmother, also deceased) and sister Dolores. Melvin is survived by wife of 60 yrs., ...

Leonard Biermann

WINTHROP — Leonard Biermann, age 83, of Winthrop passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with Pastor Paul Tessmer officiating. Burial will ...

Lester Maas

SLEEPY EYE — Lester Maas, age 95 of Sleepy Eye, died on February 3, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye and will continue on Friday from 9:30 until 10:30 am at the church. Service will be ...

Leora Mae Windschitl

NEW ULM — Leora Mae Windschitl, age 91 of New Ulm died peacefully on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Southview Living Center in Gibbon. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 am on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Father Garrett Ahlers will ...

Robert Thorson

CLARISSA — Robert Thorson, 91, formerly of Eagle Bend, died on February 4, 2019, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 8, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Bend. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 5 until 8 ...

Lyle J. “Boots” Kraus

Lyle J. "Boots" Kraus passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV at the age of 88. He was born January 31, 1931 in New Ulm to August and Lucille Kraus. He attended St. Mary's Grade School, graduating from New Ulm High School in 1949. Lyle served in the Army for 2 years, stationed ...

Lester Maas

SLEEPY EYE — Lester Maas, 95, of Sleepy Eye, died on February 3, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy ...

Leonard Biermann

WINTHROP — Leonard Biermann, 83, of Winthrop died on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop. Service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Burial will take place in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Moltke ...

Pearl May Roiger

NEW ULM — Pearl May Roiger, age 89, of New Ulm died on Monday, January 28, 20189 at Oak Hills Living Center. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 3 to 6 pm and will continue Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by the funeral service at the Minnesota Valley Funeral ...

Leon C. Brey

SLEEPY EYE — Leon C. Brey, age 78, of Sleepy Eye died on Jan. 31, 2019, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Monday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the North Entrance of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Monday, Feb. 4, at ...

Mark T. Kaping

Mark T. Kaping, 59, son of Elmer and Marie Kaping, passed away Jan. 23, 2019. Mark grew up and attended school in Hutchinson. After high school, Mark attended Hennepin County Technical School. Mark was employed by Best Buy for almost 30 years. Mark resided in Minnesota and then in Arizona, ...