Obituaries

Kenneth George Franta

MANKATO — Kenneth George Franta, age 75, of Mankato passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Harry Meyering Center in Mankato. Funeral Service will be 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with Pastor Bob Miner officiating. Burial will take place at a ...

Clifford Netsch

MOUNTAIN LAKE — Clifford Netsch, 92, of Mountain Lake, died on August 26, 2018, at his home. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Mountain Lake. Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home in Mountain Lake on Saturday, September 1, ...

Verna M. Ludewig

FAIRFAX — Verna M. Ludewig, age 91, of Fairfax, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at the Mayo Clinic Heath Systems in Mankato. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax with interment in the church cemetery. There will be ...

Trudell Peterson

MADELIA — Trudell Peterson, 88, of Madelia died on Aug. 26, 2018, at Crystal Seasons Assisted Living Center in Lake Crystal. Visitation will be on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church-Madelia. Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church-Madelia, on ...

William “Bill” Hansen

NEW ULM — William “Bill” Hansen, age 80, of New Ulm passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at his home in New Ulm. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Burial will take place in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation ...

Mary Donalda Furth

Furth, Mary Donalda of Green Valley, AZ, formerly of St. Paul. Born August 20, 1929 in St. Paul. Died August 6, 2018 at age 88. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother. Preceded in death by parents Daniel and Elsie Bowler, and brother Rupert Bowler. Survived by beloved husband of almost ...

Verna Ludewig

FAIRFAX — Verna Ludewig, 91, of Fairfax, died on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Mankato. Arrangements are pending with the Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax.

Carol L. Schroeder

NEW ULM — Carol L. Schroeder, age 78 of New Ulm died on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Friday, August 31, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City ...

Kenneth G. Franta

MANKATO — Kenneth George Franta, age 75, of Mankato passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Harry Meyering Center in Mankato. Funeral Service will be 6 p.m. Friday, August 31, at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will be 5-6 p.m. ...

Anne M. Smith

Smith, Anne M. (nee Brown) 93 of Cape May Court House, NJ passed away on Monday, August 21, 2018 at Crest Haven Nursing Home in Cape May Court House, NJ. Mrs. Smith was born in and formerly of Jersey City, NJ and was a longtime Marmora, NJ resident. She worked as a Radio Dispatcher for the ...

Karen K. Ballman

Karen Kay Ballman, 64, of the Mankato area, passed away on August 23, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. A visitation and celebration of her life will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Church of Nativity, Cleveland, from 2:00-5:00pm www.mankatomortuary.com

Walter “Sonny” Keckeisen

NEW ULM — Walter “Sonny” Keckeisen, age 85, of New Ulm passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the United Church of Christ in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City ...

Brian Paulson

Brian Paulson age 39, of Fond du Lac, WI died on August 14, 2018, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Visitation will be on Friday, August 24, 2018, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will continue on Saturday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy ...

Peter Hedstrom

Advance-Press co-owner and publisher Peter Hedstrom died at age 68. Peter Carl Hedstrom was born on February 18, 1950, in Madison, Minnesota, to Earl and Margaret Hedstrom. He graduated from Jordan High School in 1968 and Bemidji State University in 1972, after which he taught school and ...

Bennett C. Tauer

SLEEPY EYE — Bennett C. Tauer, age 82, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on August 19, 2018, at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Funeral Service will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Friday, August 24, 2018 at 10:30 am. Visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10am Friday morning at ...

Ellwood Johnson

ST. JAMES — Ellwood Johnson, 87, of St. James died on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 24, at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church in St. James. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. ...

Berdine Neeb

SANBORN — Berdine Neeb, 83, of Sanborn, died on August 18, 2018, at Valley View Manor in Lamberton. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Springfield. Memorial Mass will be held at the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church ...

Darrel Redmann

STEWART — Darrel Redmann, 76, of rural Stewart died on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Hutchinson. Funeral service will be Friday, August 24, 10 a.m., at the Apostolic Christian Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, ...

Daniel Thomas Hacker

SLEEPY EYE — Daniel Thomas Hacker, 65, of rural Sleepy Eye passed away on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, from complications from ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, after a 12-year battle. He died at home surrounded by his wife and children. He is now home with his Heavenly Father. Visitation will be on ...

Florence K. Gewerth

MORGAN — Florence K. Gewerth, 90, of Morgan died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at Gil-Mor Manor Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held ...

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