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Obituaries

Lyle DuWayne Larson

NEW ULM — Lyle DuWayne Larson, age 81, of New Ulm died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, February 21, 2020, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New ...

Gertrude “Gertie” Rathmann

NEW ULM — Gertrude “Gertie” Rathmann, age 86, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Monsignor Douglas Grams will celebrate ...

Irene R. Hauser

SLEEPY EYE — Irene R. Hauser, age 93, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at the Divine Providence Community Home with family members by her side. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 7 pm and will continue on Saturday from 9 until 10 am at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy ...

Bruce Brau

It is with great sadness that the family of Bruce Jamie Brau of Arlington, Minnesota announces his sudden and unexpected passing on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at the age of 65 years due to cardiac amyloidosis. Bruce will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Jamie (Micah) and Lindsey (Cole); his ...

Dolores Schroeder

NEW ULM — Dolores Schroeder, 86, of New Ulm died Monday, February 17, 2020 at her home at Ridgeway on Geran in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Todd Peterson celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in ...

Irene Rose Hauser

SLEEPY EYE — Irene Rose Hauser, 93, of Sleepy Eye, died on February 16, 2020, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and will continue on Saturday from 9 until 10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a ...

Viola Ane Marie Dahmes

REDWOOD FALLS — Viola Ane Marie Dahmes, 93, of Redwood Falls, died Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, at St. John Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Bethany ...

Gertrude “Gertie” Rathmann

NEW ULM — Gertrude “Gertie” Rathmann, age 86, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Monsignor Douglas Grams will celebrate the ...

Marie Elizabeth Hillesheim

NEW ULM — Marie Elizabeth Hillesheim, age 99, of New Ulm passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 pm on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-South ...

Lyle DuWayne Larson

NEW ULM — Lyle DuWayne Larson, age 81 of New Ulm died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, February 21, 2020, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New ...

Steven John Sander

Steven John Sander, 61, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at home near Sturgis, SD, peacefully with family by his side. Steve was born on June 10, 1958, to Alfred and Dorothy (Bemmels) Sander in Glencoe. Steve graduated from high school in Fairfax, and joined the Air Force in June 1976. ...

Rita F. Windschitl

COMFREY — Rita F. Windschitl, 90, of Comfrey died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, Leavenworth. Interment will be in the Japanese Martyrs Catholic ...

Martin Kuphal Jr.

GAYLORD — Martin Kuphal Jr., 77, of Gaylord died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at the Ridgeview Le Sueur Medical Center in Le Sueur. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. ...

Kathryn “Kath” Smith

Kathryn “Kath” Smith, 55, of New Ulm died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastors Donald Sutton and Nathan Scharf officiating. Burial will be in ...

Leah Marie Schilling

SPRINGFIELD — Leah Marie Schilling, 35, of Springfield died on Feb. 9, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m.. Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and will continue on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael’s ...

Orvis Ivan Lilleodden

PARK RAPIDS — Orvis Ivan Lilleodden, 83, of Park Rapids, formerly of Hanska and New Ulm, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Crystal Brook Memory Care. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids. Visitation will continue from 11-12 p.m., ...

Elaine Clarian Sorensen

COMFREY — Elaine Clarian Sorensen, 96, of Comfrey, died on February 9, 2020, at Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Friday, February 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the New Hope Lutheran Church in Comfrey. Service will be held at the New Hope Lutheran Church on Friday at ...

Herbert Edward Geiger

Herbert Edward Geiger, age 91 was called to his heavenly home on February 8, 2020. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Northview – North ...

Kathryn “Kath” Smith

NEW ULM — Kathryn “Kath” Smith, 55, of New Ulm died Friday, February 7, 2020, at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Burial will be in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church ...

Rachel Susan Vath

Rachel Susan Vath, age 28, of Saint Paul, passed away Jan. 30, 2020, at the end of her nine-year journey with breast cancer. After graduating from Rosemount High School in 2010, Rachel attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, where she played Division III hockey. Rachel was ...