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Obituaries

Leon A. Berdan

LAFAYETTE — Leon A. Berdan, age 70, of Lafayette, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Lafayette, with Father Germain Rademacher celebrating the Mass. Burial with military ...

Theodore J. “Ted” Plumhoff

ST. JAMES — Theodore J. “Ted” Plumhoff, 57, of Saint James died on August 17, 2017, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at St. James Catholic Church, St. James with interment at Calvary Cemetery, St. James with full military ...

Nelda Simning

REDWOOD FALLS — Nelda Simning, 93, of Redwood Falls died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in New Avon Salem ...

Agnes Boelter

NEW ULM — Agnes Boelter, 85, of New Ulm, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. A complete obituary will be published at a later date.

Gloria Jean Eager

MADELIA — Gloria Jean Eager age 76, of Madelia, MN died on August 13, 2017, at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Visitation will be on Friday, August 18, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel and will continue Saturday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at the St. Mary’s ...

Alexander Gavin Gieseke

ARLINGTON — Alexander Gavin Gieseke, 17, of Arlington, died on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Services will be Saturday, August 19, 2017, 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday at church. Alex was born on September 3, 1999 to ...

Mae Marwede

FAIRFAX — Mae Marwede, age 95, of Fairfax, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia. Funeral Services will be Thursday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfax with Pastor Scott Muske officiating. Interment will be in the church ...

Richard E. Schapekahm

Richard E. Schapekahm was born Nov. 17, 1939 in New Ulm to Adolph and Martha Schapekahm. He passed away at his home following a two year illness on July 25, 2017 at the age of 77. Richard graduated from New Ulm High School in 1957. Following graduation, he began his career in New Ulm at Kraft ...

Gloria Jean Eager

MADELIA — Gloria Jean Eager, 76, of Madelia, died on August 13, 2017, at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Visitation will be on Friday, August 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel and will continue Saturday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic ...

Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Heiland

GREEN ISLE — Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Heiland Vos, 90, of Green Isle and Arlington, died on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Oak Terrace Senior Retirement Community in Gaylord. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11 a.m, St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, Green Isle. ...

Florence Baack

ROCHESTER — Florence Baack, 104, of Rochester, formerly of Walnut Grove, died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. She is buried at the Tracy Cemetery. Local arrangements were handled by Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Florence Lucille Larson was born on March 20, ...

Mae Marwede

FAIRFAX — Mae Marwede, 95, of Fairfax, died on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia. Services will be Thursday, August 17, 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairfax. Interment will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday, ...

Tara Soo Portner

COURTLAND — Tara Soo Portner, 39, of Courtland died unexpectedly at Abbot Northwester Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Father Garrett Ahlers celebrating the Mass. Burial will ...

Mae Marwede

FAIRFAX — Mae Marwede, 95, of Fairfax, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairfax, with interment in the church cemetery. A visitation will be 5-8 p.m. ...

Ryan Neudecker

NEW ULM — Ryan Neudecker, 15, of New Ulm died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Garrett Ahlers celebrating the Mass. A private family burial will take place in the New Ulm ...

Tara Soo Portner

COURTLAND — Tara Soo Portner, 39, of Courtland died unexpectedly at Abbot Northwestern Hospital on Aug. 8, 2017 Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 16 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Father Garrett Ahlers celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow ...

Vanna Knacke

NEW AUBURN — Vanna (Sprengeler) Knacke, 68, of New Auburn, wife of Kraig Knacke, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord. Funeral Service will be Monday, August 14, 2017, 1:30 P.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn with interment in High Island ...

Velma Voigt

NEW ULM — Velma Voigt, 96, of New Ulm died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in New Ulm with Pastor Jo Anne Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the New Ulm ...

Ryan Neudecker

NEW ULM — Ryan Neudecker, 15, of New Ulm died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 14, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. A private family burial will take place in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 ...

Lillian “Lil” Schiller

NEW ULM — Lillian “Lil” Schiller, 94, of New Ulm died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Grant Bode officiating. Burial will be in the New Ulm ...