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Obituaries

Bonnie Joyce Thooft

Bonnie Joyce Thooft, age 92, of Tyler, Minnesota, died Friday, March 5, 2021, at the Avera Tyler Hospital in Tyler. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021, at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 until time of ...

Jen Cleveland

SLEEPY EYE — Jen Cleveland, 45, of Sleepy Eye died on March 6, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Rochester. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Gerald Scheibel

NEW ULM — Gerald E. Scheibel, 82, of New Ulm, died on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Searles. Burial will follow in the St. John the Baptist ...

Carl Russell Betzing

NICOLLET — Carl Russell Betzing, age 98 formerly of rural Nicollet died on Monday, March 1, 2021 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet with Father Craig Timmerman and Deacon ...

Keith Moldan

Keith Moldan, age 53, of rural St. James, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died on March 1, 2021, near LaSalle in an auto accident. Public visitation will be on Tuesday, March 9 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Private family service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, ...

Gretchen Bauer Peppin

November 28, 1959 – February 28, 2021 Gretchen (Becky Schmiesing Bauer) Peppin, age 61, of Dayton, MN, died at Parks’ Place Memory Care in Plymouth, Minnesota. When diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, Gretchen showed her signature strength and grace. She vowed not to dwell on ...

Patricia “Patsy” M. Reynolds

Patricia “Patsy” M. Reynolds loving wife and mother of three sons, passed away at the age of 81 on March 3, 2021 surrounded by her family. Funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 3 pm. The clergy will be Father Mark ...

Kelly Marie Curry

NEW ULM — Kelly Marie Curry, age 54 of New Ulm passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner officiating. Livestreaming of the ...

Dennis W. Harder

NEW ULM — Dennis W. Harder, age 80, of New Ulm, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Public Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 6, at Christ the King in New Ulm. Private family services will be held. Burial will be in Christ ...

Warren B. Kraus

Warren B. Kraus 82 of Shreveport. LA passed away February 28, 2021. Warren was born April 25, 1938 to August and Lucille Kraus in New Ulm and was a 1956 graduate of Holy Trinity High School in New Ulm. He proudly served in the Army in the late 50’s and early 60’s and after his service to ...

Patricia Reynolds

SLEEPY EYE — Patricia Reynolds, 81, of Sleepy Eye, died on March 3, 2021, at her home. Visitation will be on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church-Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church-Sleepy Eye, on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 3 p.m. ...

Dorothy J. Menk

REDWOOD FALLS — Dorothy J. Menk, 91, of Redwood Falls died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at Riverside Transitional Care Center in La Crosse, WI. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021 in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Morgan, MN. In lieu of flowers, the family ...

Reverend Eugene Hackert

SLEEPY EYE — Fr. Eugene Hackert, 94, was called from this life on March 2, 2021 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be from 9-11 am on Monday, March 8, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, followed by Funeral Mass will be at 11 am. ...

Edward John Kokesch

GIBBON — Edward John Kokesch, age 88, passed away peacefully at the Fairfax Nursing Home in Fairfax. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Father Bruno Santiago will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. ...

Kelly M. Curry

NEW ULM — Kelly M. Curry, age 54 of New Ulm died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church with Pastor Kathleen Ulland-Klinkner officiating. Burial will follow in the New Ulm ...

Patrick Mathiowetz

SPRINGFIELD — Patrick Mathiowetz, 68, of Springfield died on Feb. 26, 2021, at his home in Springfield. A public visitation will be on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 9 to 11 am at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. A private family service will be held. Arrangements are with the Sturm ...

Roman John Braulick

SLEEPY EYE — Roman John Braulick, age 93 of Sleepy Eye died peacefully surrounded by his family on Feb. 22, 2021 at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Public Visitation will be on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. COVID-19 rules and ...

David Charles Gores

April 1, 1950 – February 25, 2021 Beloved husband, father, father-in-law and Grandfather David Charles Gores, 70, of Sycamore, IL, passed away on Feb. 25, 2021 in Sycamore, IL after a short, but hard-fought fight with cancer. In early January, Dave was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung ...

Mary Ann Veit

NEW ULM — Mary Ann Veit, age 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, ...

Clara Pivonka Ries

Clara Pivonka Ries, age 89, was born in New Ulm, Minnesota on Dec. 28, 1931 to Joseph F. and Rose (Virt) Pivonka. She grew up in New Ulm and graduated from New Ulm high school in 1949. Clara worked for Muesing Drug and the Brown County Clerk of Court. She married Mauritius Ries on Dec. 16, ...