Obituaries

Wanda Penrod

Wanda Penrod, age 84 of Anoka, MN, formerly of New Ulm and Edina, MN. Born in New Albany, IN on Oct. 26, 1932. Long time resident of New Ulm, MN. Wanda served on the ISD #88 school board there and was involved in many school and community activities. She was active as a realtor for over 20 ...

Lynn Marshall Wallace

DELAVAN — Lynn Marshall Wallace, 80, of Delavan, passed away on Dec. 13, 2016 in Madelia. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago with Rev. Daren Barnett presiding. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at ...

Odelia C. Forst

NEW ULM — Odelia C. Forst, age 99 of New Ulm died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at the Southview Living Center in Gibbon. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Monsignor John A. Richter will celebrate the Mass, and burial ...

Dr. Willard E. Romberg

SLEEPY EYE — Dr. Willard E. Romberg, age 105, of Sleepy Eye, died on Dec. 23, 2016, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Arrangements are pending with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Jerome Schultz

NEW ULM — Jerome Schultz, 95, of New Ulm died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are pending with Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.

Julie Pederson

BUFFALO LAKE — Julie Lee (Mrs. Randy) Pederson, 60, of Buffalo Lake (Lake Allie)  died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in ...

Elsie Schulz

WINTHROP — Elsie Schulz, 88, of Gaylord, formerly of Winthrop, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, with interment in the ...

Andrew “Andy” Marsh

REDWOOD FALLS — Andrew “Andy” Marsh, 75, of Redwood Falls died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Andrew Fay Marsh, the ...

Lois K. Willshire

ST. PAUL — Lois Katherine Willshire, 97, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at LyngBlomsten Care Center, in St. Paul. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at First Presbyterian Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 to 11 ...

Odelia Forst

NEW ULM — Odelia Forst, 99, of New Ulm died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at the Southview Living Center in Gibbon. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.

Andrew Vogel

SRPINGFIELD — Andrew Vogel, age 94, of Springfield, Minnesota died on December 20, 2016, at his home in Springfield, Minnesota. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and will continue on Friday from 9:30 am ...

Orvie August Kircher

SANBORN — Orvie August Kircher, 89, of Sanborn, died on Dec. 21, 2016, at Garnette Gardens in Redwood Falls. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.

Elsie Schulz

WINTHROP — Elsie Schulz, 88, of Gaylord, formerly of Winthrop, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24,  at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, with interment in the church ...

Katherine “Joanne” Ahrens

WINTHROP—Katherine “Joanne” Ahrens, 84, of Winthrop died on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 ...

Trump: Deadly violence in Germany is ‘attack on humanity’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump declared Wednesday that the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Germany was "an attack on humanity and it's got to be stopped." He also suggested he might go forward with his campaign pledge to temporarily ban Muslim immigrants ...

Leo A. Steffl

SLEEPY EYE — Leo A. Steffl age 77, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on December 18, 2016, at his home. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and will continue on Friday from 7:30 until 9:30 am at the Sturm funeral home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a Parish Prayer service at 7:30pm Thursday at ...

Katherine “Joann” Ahrens

WINTHROP—Katherine “Joann” Ahrens, age 84, of Winthrop passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 ...

Vernon “Vern” Bednarek

NEW ULM — Vernon “Vern” Bednarek, 67, of New Ulm died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation ...

Wallace Carl Peterson

NEW ULM — Wallace Carl Peterson, age 90 of New Ulm died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be 11 am on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Bernadotte Lutheran Church in Bernadotte.  Pastor Heidi Hagstrom will officiate, and ...

Florence F. Wiltscheck

NEW ULM — Florence F. Wiltscheck, age 97 of New Ulm died peacefully on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.  Monsignor John A. Richter ...

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