Obituaries

Sean J. Fink

Sean J. Fink, age 5 months, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at the New Ulm Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Monsignor Douglas Grams will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in ...

Bradley R. Helgeson

REDWOOD FALLS — Bradley Roy Helgeson, 59, of Redwood Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at Methodist Hospital in Minneapolis. Memorial Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 from Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home of Redwood Falls, with burial at a later date. Visitation ...

Bernette Muchow

GAYLORD — Bernette (Fredin) Muchow, age 87, of Gaylord passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 11, at 11 a.m.. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, with ...

Cecelia M. Wersal

SLEEPY EYE — Cecelia M. Wersal, 88, of Sleepy Eye died on Dec. 6, 2018, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and will continue on Monday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy ...

Loren J. Hillmer

SLEEPY EYE — Loren James Hillmer, 51, of Sleepy Eye, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Pastor Nathan Luong. Visitation will be ...

Mary DeSaer

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary DeSaer, 89, of Marshall, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. with a CCW Rosary at 3 p.m. and a Parish Prayer Service at 5 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral ...

Cecelia M. Wersal

SLEEPY EYE — Cecelia M. Wersal, 88, of Sleepy Eye died on Dec. 6, 2018, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday and will continue on Monday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, ...

Loren Hillmer

SLEEPY EYE — Loren Hillmer, 51, of Sleepy Eye, died on December 3, 2018, at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Service will be held at the ...

Elizabeth “Betty” Heymans

SLEEPY EYE — Elizabeth “Betty” Mandell Heymans, 86, of Sleepy Eye, passed away on Dec. 1, 2018, in Albany. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Divine Providence Community Chapel in Sleepy Eye. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on ...

Florence “Flossy” Helget

SLEEPY EYE — Florence “Flossy” Cecelia (Braun) Helget, age 89, of Sleepy Eye died on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at 11:00 am. The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene ...

William “Bill” Knopke

MINNEAPOLIS — William “Bill” Knopke, 76, died Aug. 19, 2018 at Augustana Care Center in Minneapolis. Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Burial at a later date will be in the New Ulm Catholic ...

Loren Hillmer

SLEEPY EYE — Loren Hillmer, age 51 of Sleepy Eye died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Arrangements pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Florence Helget

SLEEPY EYE — Florence Helget, age 89, of Sleepy Eye, died December 3, 2018 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Thursday from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, ...

Elizabeth “Betty” Heymans

SLEEPY EYE — Elizabeth “Betty” Heymans, age 86, of Sleepy Eye, died on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Centra Care Hospice in Albany. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Geneva G. “Gwen” Harbo

LAKE CRYSTAL — Geneva G. “Gwen” Harbo, age 95 of Lake Crystal passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Crystal Seasons in Lake Crystal. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska with Pastor Sarah Taylor officiating. ...

William Barnard Knopke, Sr.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts, that the Knopke family announces the passing of their father, friend, and brother, William “Bill” Knopke, Sr. Bill died on August 19, 2018 at Augustana Care Center in Minneapolis, after a valiant and courageous 21-year struggle with Parkinson’s ...

Grace Lillian Berg

NEW ULM — Grace Lillian Berg, age 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 at the St. John’s Lutheran Home in Springfield. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Nathan Scharf will officiate. Burial will follow in the ...

Mary Margaret Bushard Johnson

ST. PETER — Mary Margaret Bushard Johnson passed away on Nov. 28, 2018 surrounded by friends and family at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Mary was born on Jan. 5, 1945 in New Ulm to Walter Bushard and Caroline Zollner Bushard. She spent her early years in Ridgely Township; her ...

Phyllis Maxine Roiger

NORFOLK, Neb. — Phyllis Maxine Roiger age 92, of Norfolk, Neb., and formerly of Springfield, died on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Edgewood Vista in Norfolk, Neb. Visitation will be on Monday, Dec. 3, from 12 to 1:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel. Service will be held at ...

Sandra “Sandy” Kokesch

WINTHROP — Sandra “Sandy” Kokesch, age 62, of Winthrop passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at her home in rural Winthrop. Memorial Service will be Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with Pastor Bob Miner officiating. ...