Obituaries

Betty Jane Dunham-Burdoin

KANSAS, Formerly New Ulm — Betty Jane Dunham-Burdoin, age 85 of Eureka, Kansas (formerly New Ulm) died peacefully on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, Kansas. Funeral service will be 11 am on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral ...

Orvilla Laura Swenson

LAFAYETTE — Orvilla Laura Swenson, 93, of Lafayette died peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Burial will take place in the Eden ...

Melva Ruth Solseth

Melva Ruth Solseth, age 89, of St. Peter, died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St Marys Campus in Rochester. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter with the Reverend Joy Elstedt officiating. Interment ...

Todd Ahlbrecht

GIBBON — Todd Ahlbrecht, 55, of rural Gibbon died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at his home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon. Burial will happen at a later date. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, and continue from 10 to ...

Lois Marie Holzerland

Lois Marie Holzerland, 88, of Owatonna, died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at home at Park Place Senior Living surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 22, 1930 in Milaca, Minnesota the daughter of Roy and Elvie (Becklin) Isaacson. She graduated from Milaca High School as the ...

Ronald Alt

Ronald Alt age 86, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on January 22, 2019, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 7 pm and will continue on Tuesday from 9:30 until 10:30 am at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran ...

Max W Groebner

NEW ULM — Max W Groebner, age 96, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be at 11 am Monday, January 28 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor David Nissen will officiate. Burial will be at the Soldier’s Rest ...

Ronald Alt

SLEEPY EYE — Ronald Alt, 86, of Sleepy Eye, died on January 22, 2019, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Visitation will be on Monday, January 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, and will continue on Tuesday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the ...

Betty Jane Dunham-Burdoin

KANSAS, Formerly New Ulm — Betty Jane Dunham-Burdoin, 85, of Eureka, Kansas (formerly New Ulm) died peacefully on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, Kansas. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral ...

Milo Petzel

ARLINGTON — Milo Petzel, 91, of Arlington died on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arlington. Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Kolden ...

Alma Irma Enter

NEW ULM — Alma Irma Enter, 97, of New Ulm passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, MN. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nicollet with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held ...

Gary Lutterman

GAYLORD — Gary Lutterman, 78, of Gaylord, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at his home in Gaylord. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gaylord with interment in the Gaylord City Cemetery. Gathering of family and ...

Ronald Alt

RURAL SLEEPY EYE — Ronald Alt, 86, of rural Sleepy Eye, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Marlys B. Schumacher

SPRINGFIELD — Marlys B. Schumacher, 91, of Springfield, died on January 22, 2019, at Wabasso Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Wabasso. Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield. Service will be at 11 a.m. at the church on ...

Gretchen Kay Shavlik

NEW ULM — Gretchen Kay Shavlik, age 68, of New Ulm passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL. A Funeral service will be held 11:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2019 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor ...

Jerome “Jerry” J. Martinka

MANKATO — Jerry J. Martinka, also known as “Tink” by close friends, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 22, 2019, at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2019, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Mankato. ...

Jane M. Bruns

GIBBON — Jane M. Bruns, 63, of Gibbon, died Thursday, January 17, 2019, at her home. A memorial visitation will be held 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in Gibbon, with a time of sharing at 4:30 p.m.

Mary Beth Egesdal

GAYLORD — Mary Beth Egesdal, age 80 of Gaylord died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the American Lutheran Church in Gaylord. Pastor Paul Kratzke will officiate, and burial ...

Marilou Gertrude Hofmeister

Brookings, S.D. — Marilou Gertrude Hofmeister, 87, of Brookings, SD, formerly of Mankato, MN, has been called to rest eternally with her beloved husband of 60 years, Victor. She passed on Monday, January 21st, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial and a celebration of Marilou’s life will occur ...

Frank “Jimmy” Franta

Frank “Jimmy” Robert Franta, 80, of Duluth, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Franciscan Health Center on Park Point. Frank was born to Herbert Sr. “Chief” and Katherine (Koenker) Franta on Dec. 26, 1938 in New Ulm. He attended Holy Trinity/Cathedral High School and graduated ...