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Obituaries

Betty (Hostelka, Johnson) Petit

On Monday, November 30, Betty (Hostelka, Johnson) Petit, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully at the age of 80 surrounded by family and friends. Betty was born on July 25, 1940 in New Ulm, MN to Arthur and Anne (Singer) Hostelka. She made her career as a professional advertising ...

Richard E. Portner

LAFAYETTE — Richard E. Portner, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Due to current social constraints, a private family Mass will be held at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette. Father Gerald Meidl will celebrate the ...

Mavis Wilking

NICOLLET — Mavis Wilking, 86, of Nicollet died Monday, November 30, 2020 at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. Funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday, December 5, 2020 at our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Mankato with Pastor Paul Lauer officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn ...

Alice Hauser

NEW ULM — Alice Hauser, 82, of New Ulm, passed away in her home and went to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2020. There will be a private family visitation and burial on Dec. 8. Alice is survived by her children, Jerry (Cindy) Hauser, Theresa (Mike) Finstad, Linda (Willis Jr.) Schaefer, ...

Georgia “Ann” Pinske

GAYLORD — Georgia “Ann” Pinske, 89, of Gaylord died on Monday, November 30, 2020, at The Estates of Delano in Delano. Private mass of Christian burial will be Friday, December 4, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Gaylord, with interment in the Gaylord Cemetery. Masks are required ...

Melvin G. Kamm

SEARLES — Melvin G. Kamm, 83, of Searles died Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at his home. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Searles. Burial will follow in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will ...

Bernard Edwin Berberich

GLENWOOD — Bernard Edwin Berberich, age 88, of Glenwood, MN and formerly of Comfrey, MN died on November 29, 2020, Hoffman Senior Living Center in Hoffman, MN. Visitation will be on Friday, December 4, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Villard, MN and ...

Mark Halvor Fodness

Mark Halvor Fodness, 61, of Bemidji passed away Wednesday, November 25th, 2020, at his home. Mark was a wonderful man, husband, and father, and his presence will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A celebration of life will be planned for June 2021 when we will gather to honor his ...

Arvid Albin Melquist

Arvid Albin Melquist, age 80, of Volga, S.D., passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 at his daughter's home under hospice care. Private family memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at First Lutheran Church in Volga. A celebration of life and burial will be held this spring. The ...

Marian V. Norell

DARFUR — Marian V. Norell (Tootie), age 62 of Darfur, formally of Waseca passed away November 27 while in hospice care in Marshall. Marian began her teaching career in Luverne making lifelong connections. She was diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia- Alzheimer’s in 2014 and sadly retired ...

Brett Anderson

SANBORN — Brett Anderson, 54, of Sanborn, died on Nov. 29, 2020, at Woodwind Health in Woodbury. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Everett Marion Christensen

MADELIA — Everett Marion Christensen, Jr., 85, died on Nov. 29, 2020, at his home. Funeral mass will be at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm, on Saturday, December 12, at 11 a.m. with visitation at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Covid 19 guidelines will be followed, ...

Mavis Wilking

NICOLLET — Mavis Wilking, 86, of Nicollet died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Mankato. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Nicollet. Visitation will be one hour ...

Dr. Harold E. Windschitl

Mass of Christian will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for Dr. Harold E. Windschitl, age 86, of Sartell who passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Little Falls. Reverend Ron Weyrens ...

Lydia Vosberg

MANKATO — Lydia Vosberg, 48, of Mankato, died on Friday, November 27, 2020, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Leo J. Sturm

NEW ULM — Leo J. Sturm, 87, died on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Woodstone Senior Living in New Ulm. A private family mass will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery. Livestreaming of the mass will start at 11 a.m. on ...

Jane Marion (Uhlig) Loeschen

ST. JAMES — Jane Marion (Uhlig) Loeschen of St.James, died on November 28, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society - Pleasant View in St. James. A public graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, St. James. Due to COVID guidelines face masks and social ...

Everett M. Christensen, Jr.

MADELIA — Everett M. Christensen, Jr., 85, of Madelia, died on November 29, 2020, at his home. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia.

Ann Marie Anton

ST. PETER — Ann Marie Anton, 69, of St. Peter died on Friday, November 27, 2020, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. A celebration of life service will be held in the spring of 2021. Burial will take place in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Madelia. The Minnesota Valley Funeral ...

Norman Barrer

NICOLLET — Norman Barrer, 88, of Nicollet died on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at his home in St. Peter. A private family funeral service will be held at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. Burial will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Nicollet where the ...