Obituaries

Kenneth “Ken” Guggisberg

GIBBON — Kenneth “Ken” Francis Guggisberg, age 66 of Gibbon died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his home in Gibbon. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Monday, March 13, at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Father Jeff Horejsi will celebrate the Mass, ...

Gregory L. Soukup

SLEEPY EYE — Gregory L. Soukup, age 95, of Sleepy Eye died on March 7, 2017, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at the Divine Providence Community Chapel, on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. Interment will ...

Gordon S. Rasmussen

MADELIA — Gordon S. Rasmussen, 89, of Madelia died on March 8, 2017, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Service will be held at AT 2 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Faith Lutheran Church, Madelia. Interment will be at the Lincoln Cemetery, rural Madelia with full military ...

John ‘Jack’ Bruggeman

SLEEPY EYE — John “Jack” Bruggeman, age 93, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on March 6, 2017, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 5 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Monday from 10 until 11 am at the church. Service will be held at the ...

Gregory Alan Werner

SANBORN — Gregory Alan Werner, 60, of Sanborn, died on March 5, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 9, from 4:00 pm to 8 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton and will continue on Friday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran ...

Jeanne Marie Stout

Bloomington (formerly New Ulm) — Jeanne Marie Stout, age 87 of Bloomington (formerly New Ulm) died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Masonic Home in Bloomington. Arrangements are pending with the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home of New Ulm.

Gregory L. Soukup

SLEEPY EYE — Gregory L. Soukup, 95, of Sleepy Eye, died on March 7, 2017, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at the Divine Providence Community Chapel, on Monday, March 13, at 10:30 am. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment ...

Dorothy L. Kalkhoff

SLEEPY EYE — Dorothy L. Kalkhoff, 88, of Sleepy Eye and formerly of Morgan died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan with burial to follow in the ...

Norbert Sonnabend

NEW ULM — Norbert Sonnabend, 85 of New Ulm, died on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 AM Thursday, March 9, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Grant Bode officiating. Burial will take place in the Mount Hope Cemetery ...

Anna M. Hacker

NEW ULM — Anna M. Hacker, age 90, of New Ulm, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette, with Monsignor John A. Richter ...

Karen Mae Koestler

NEW ULM — Karen Mae Koestler, age 75 of New Ulm died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be 11 am on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Timothy Smith will officiate, and a private ...

Greg Werner

SANBORN — Greg Werner, 60, of Sanborn, died on March 5, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton and 1-2 p.m. on Friday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Sanborn. Service will be held at the ...

L. Roger Edwards

L. Roger Edwards, 76, beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather, peacefully passed away on March 2, 2017. He entered this world on May 2, 1940 in New Ulm, MN, born to William and Verna Edwards. He is survived by his wife Judy Edwards of 54 years; brother William David Edwards; children ...

Wilma Wellner

SPRINGFIELD — Wilma Wellner, age 100, of Springfield, Minnesota died on March 3, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, Minnesota. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at St. John Lutheran Home - Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Springfield, ...

Anna M. Hacker

NEW ULM — Anna M. Hacker, age 90, of New Ulm, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette. Burial will follow in St. George ...

KayDelle L. Gilbertson

A Celebration of Life for KayDelle L. Gilbertson of Albert Lea, MN, will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, March 10, at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Reverend John Holt will officiate. Interment will be in Lake Hanska Cemetery, Hanska, MN. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on ...

John ‘Jack’ Bruggeman

SLEEPY EYE — John “Jack” Bruggeman, 93, of Sleepy Eye, died on March 6, 2017, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Military rites by the Sleepy Eye ...

Karen Mae Koestler

NEW ULM — Karen Mae Koestler, age 75 of New Ulm died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. A private family committal service will happen at a later ...

Fred Coners Sr.

SPRINGFIELD — Fred Coners Sr., 82, of Springfield, MN died on March 3, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10. Interment will be at the Springfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be on ...

Evelyn E. Lieske

Evelyn E. Lieske, age 86 of Henderson, MN, died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Rivers Edge Hospital in St. Peter, MN. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arlington Township, Sibley County. Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from ...