Obituaries

Phyllis Mae Marte

GIBBON — Phyllis Mae Marte, age 69, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in Gibbon. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Father Gerald Meidl will celebrate the Mass. ...

John “Risky” Riederer

SLEEPY EYE — John “Risky” Riederer, age 88, of Sleepy Eye passed away on Jan. 30, 2019, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne with his family by his side. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Monday from 2 until 3 p.m. ...

Larry Wayne Blue

Larry Wayne Blue, 71, of Prior Lake, formerly of Minneapolis, died Jan. 30, 2019. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Church Guild Hall on the Lower Sioux Community, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. ...

Deb Colleen

Deb (Debra I. Domeier) Colleen, age 64 of Ham Lake (Formerly of New Ulm) . A celebration of Life will be held for Deb Colleen of Ham Lake at the Coon Lake Community Center, 182 E Forest Rd, East Bethel on Monday Feb. 4 with visitation from 12 to 1 p.m. and service following at 1 p.m. Deb ...

John ‘Risky’ Riederer

SLEEPY EYE — John “Risky” Riederer, 88, of Sleepy Eye, died on January 30, 2019, at Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Funeral mass will be at 3 p.m. Monday, February 4, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Sleepy Eye at ...

Pearl May Roiger

NEW ULM — Pearl May Roiger, 89, of New Ulm died on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Oak Hills Living Center. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, followed by a funeral service at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL with private ...

Leon Brey

SLEEPY EYE — Leon Brey, 78, of Sleepy Eye, died Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Arrangements are pending with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Ruth Sands

REDWOOD FALLS — Ruth Sands, 95, of Redwood Falls and formerly of New Ulm died Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Home in Redwood Falls. Funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday, February 2, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Gene Alms officiating Burial ...

Ralph H. Rieger

NICOLLET — Ralph H. Rieger, age 91, of Nicollet, died Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Pathstone Living Center in Mankato. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. Pastor Dan Witte will officiate, and burial will follow ...

Phyllis Mae Marte

GIBBON — Phyllis Mae Marte, 69, died on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in Gibbon. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Innichment will be at the Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm at a later date. Visitation will be 8:30 - ...

Carol Brelje

GLENCOE — Carol Brelje, 85, of Glencoe, died on Monday, January 28, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop, with interment following at Glencoe City Cemetery in ...

Norman Bernholtz

NEW ULM — Norman Bernholtz, 87, of New Ulm did Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, February 2, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery with full ...

Joanne Rathke

HUTCHINSON — Joanne Rathke, age 79, of Hutchinson, formerly of Winthrop, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Winthrop with ...

Ralph H. Rieger

NICOLLET — Ralph H. Rieger, 91, of Nicollet, died Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Pathstone Living Center in Mankato. Service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military ...

Orvilla Laura Swenson

April 27, 1925 to January 26, 2019 LAFAYETTE — Over the years, many of you have enjoyed homemade angel food cakes and potato salads prepared by your friend Orvie. Please think of these when you remember Orvilla Laura Swenson who passed away January 26, 2019 at Oak Hills Living Center ...

Lucille “Lu” Giese

NEW ULM — Lucille “Lu” Giese, age 98, of New Ulm passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Ridgeway on 23rd in New Ulm. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Nathan Scharf officiating. Burial will take place in St. ...

Norman Bernholtz

NEW ULM — Norman Bernholtz, 87, of New Ulm died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery with full military ...

Joanne Rathke

HUTCHINSON — Joanne Rathke, age 79, of Hutchinson, formerly of Winthrop, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m.. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Winthrop with interment in ...

Ruth Sands

REDWOOD FALLS — Ruth Sands, 95, of Redwood Falls, formerly of New Ulm, died Monday, JAN. 21, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Home in Redwood Falls. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City ...

Todd Ahlbrecht

RURAL GIBBON — Todd Ahlbrecht, age 55 of rural Gibbon died peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Funeral service will be 11 am on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon. Pastor Erik Karlson will officiate, and burial ...