Obituaries

Sister Mary Ann Grausam SLW

Sister Mary Ann Grausam SLW, 78, a Sister of the Living Word, was born Jan. 3, 1940 in New Ulm and passed award Dec. 5, 2018. Mary Ann is survived by her sisters, Patricia (Steve) Burdick, Ft. Collins, CO, and Nanette (Robert) Helgeson, Austin; her brothers, Robert (Nancy) of Bloomington, ...

Phyllis Groebner

CLEMENTS — Phyllis Groebner, 64, of Clements, died on December 30, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. Visitation will be on Friday, January 4, 4-8 p.m., at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield and on Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Church of St. Joseph Oratory, ...

Dennis “Big Bundy” Berry

LOWER SIOUX COMMUNITY — Dennis “Big Bundy” Berry, 58, of Lower Sioux died Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 7, at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in ...

Marlyn Drexler

NEW ULM — Marlyn Drexler, age 80 of New Ulm died Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 12 pm on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home- South Chapel in New Ulm. Pastor Grant Bode will officiate, and burial will ...

Phyllis Jean Nelsen

SPRINGFIELD — Phyllis Jean Nelsen, 91, of Springfield, died Thursday, December 27, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. A ...

Rodney R. Dietrich

Rodney R. Dietrich, age 86, born Sept. 19, 1932 in Fargo, ND, to parents Frank and Dorothy Dietrich (Turnquist). Rod was a Jamestown HS graduate, attended Jamestown College and worked at Beck’s Clothing store. It was there that he discovered his love for retailing and, more importantly, his ...

Dorothy Klein

SLEEPY EYE — Dorothy Klein, age 76, of Sleepy Eye died on Dec. 27, 2018, at her home in Sleepy Eye. There will be a Rosary at 3:15 on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 and a Parish Prayer Service to follow at 3:45 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Jan. 1, from ...

Verda B. Beatty

Verda B. Beatty, age 93 of St. Peter, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 at Rivers Edge Hospital. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial at Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, and 10 a.m. Monday all ...

Dorothy Klein

SLEEPY EYE — Dorothy Klein, age 76 of Sleepy Eye, MN died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. at her home in Sleepy Eye. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

David L. Schieffert

NEW ULM — David L. Schieffert, age 76, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Ulm. A private family funeral will be held at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-North Chapel in New Ulm. David is survived by his wife, Patricia Schieffert; son Paul (Laura) ...

Verda B. Beatty

ST. PETER — Verda B. Beatty, age 93 of St. Peter, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Rivers Edge Hospital. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am on Monday, December 31, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with burial at Greenhill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday and ...

Marlyn Drexler

NEW ULM — Marlyn Drexler, 80, of New Ulm died Thursday, December 27, 2018, at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Service will be 12 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home- South Chapel in New Ulm. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will ...

Kenneth “Kenny” Jon Anderson

SLEEPY EYE — Kenneth “Kenny” Jon Anderson from Ross Part Apartments in Sleepy Eye, passed away peacefully at the Sleepy Eye Care Center on December 24, 2018. Funeral service will be 11 AM Friday, December 28, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL with Pastor David ...

Gary James Postel

NEW ULM — Gary James Postel, age 56 of New Ulm died peacefully on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Mission Farms Nursing Home in Plymouth. Mass of Christian burial will be 1 pm on Friday, December 28, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Father Gerald Meidl will celebrate the ...

Dorothy A. Pfeiffer

SLEEPY EYE — Dorothy A. Pfeiffer, age 83, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home - SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery ...

Angaila ‘Gail’ Essig

SPRINGFIELD— Angaila ‘Gail’ Essig, 99, of Springfield, died Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Arrangements are pending with Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.

James Abel

SLEEPY EYE — James Abel, 65, of Sleepy Eye, died Monday, December 24, 2018 at Franklin Health Care Center in Franklin. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Reuben A. Bullemer

AFTON — Reuben A. Bullemer, age 83 of Afton passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home in Afton, MN. Funeral service will be 11:00 am on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon with Father Bruno Santiago celebrating mass. Burial will follow in ...

Diane M. Hippert

NEW ULM — Diane Marie Hippert, age 78, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at her house in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Donald Sutton will officiate, burial will follow in the St. Paul’s ...

Phyllis M. Mathiowetz

Phyllis M. Mathiowetz, 95, Hopkins, MN died 12/23/2018. Phyllis survived by her children: Dianne, Pat (Tim), Alan (Jan), and Rick; grandchildren: Gabrielle (Matt), Adrianne (Janaka), Paige (Kirk), Claire, Jack, and Ted; grandchildren: Zoe, Henry, Otto, Eli, Teddy, and Knox; sister Rita (Robert) ...