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Obituaries

Angaila (Gail) Ilene Essig

SPRINGFIELD — Angaila (Gail) Ilene Essig, 99, of Springfield, died on December 26, 2018, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Visitation will be on Monday, January 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Service will be held at the St. John Lutheran Home ...

Maxine Falk

HANSKA — Maxine Falk, 77, of Hanska died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at her home. A gathering of family and friends will be 4 – 7 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s edition.

Harold (8-Ball/Poppy) August Neumann

Harold was born on May 27, 1929 in New Ulm, MN to Albert F. Neumann and Amelia A. Koeting. He passed away on Jan. 8, 2019 in Allegience Hospice Home in Jackson, MI. Harold spent his life as a jack of all trades. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He devoted a majority of his time ...

Alvina T. Krebsbach

Alvina Theresa Krebsbach, age 100, longtime Lake Crystal area resident passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, Holy Family Catholic Church, Lake Crystal. ...

Joseph W. Neid

Joseph W. Neid age 89, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on January 6, 2019, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, MN. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and will continue on Friday from 7:30 until 10 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a KC Rosary at 4pm and a Prayer ...

Donald Henry Steve

SARTELL — Donald Henry Steve, 88, of Sartell, formerly of Sanborn, died on January 7, 2019, at the Country Manor in Sartell. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 10, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield and will continue on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 ...

Janice McGowan

MORTON — Janice McGowan, 78, of Morton died on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, at Living Word Church in Redwood Falls, with burial to follow at Morton City Cemetery. Visitation will be held ...

Dawn L. Adams

REDWOOD FALLS — Dawn L. Adams, 55, of Redwood Falls, died on Monday, December 31, 2018, at the Redwood Area Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 11, from Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with burial to be held at a later date. Visitation ...

Esther Ida Grischkowsky

STEWART — Esther Ida Grischkowsky, age 90 of Stewart died peacefully on Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10-12 pm on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Moltke ...

Berens, James Robert

Age 72, died on January 7, 2019, at his home in Saint Paul. Jim was born on March 6, 1946, in Saint Paul to Robert J. and Lorraine (O’Brien) Berens. He grew up in New Ulm MN and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1964; from the [the] College of St. Thomas in 1968; and the University of ...

Evelyn Biebl

NEW ULM — Evelyn Biebl died on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at the Woodstone Senior Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Father Gerald Maidl will celebrate the Mass. A private family burial will ...

Joseph W. Neid

SLEEPY EYE — Joseph W. Neid, 89, of Sleepy Eye, died on January 6, 2019, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and will continue on Friday from 7:30 until 10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a KC rosary at 4 p.m. ...

Jacob “Jake” Landsteiner

Jacob “Jake” Landsteiner, 39, of Duluth, died peacefully Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Solvay Hospice House after a long and courageous journey with brain cancer. He was born November 16, 1979, in New Ulm, to Paul and Jeanette Landsteiner. He attended St. Olaf College where he excelled ...

Margaret L. Blasing

LAKE CRYSTAL — Margaret Louise Blasing, age 89, of Lake Crystal, died, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 at Laurel’s Peak in Mankato. A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2018 at Lake Crystal Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mayo ...

Robert John Meinert

Robert John Meinert, of Winnebago, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Fairmont, at the age of 73. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Nathan Rusert officiating. Interment will ...

Rosella “Rosie” Meyer

GIBBON — Rosella “Rosie” Meyer, age 86, of Gibbon passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 at the Southview Living Center in Gibbon. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Moltke Township with Pastor Benjamin Rucker officiating. Burial will take ...

Alice Frank

REDWOOD FALLS — Alice Gertrude Frank, 105, of Redwood Falls, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be from 1 pm till time of ...

Edwin Oswald

NEW ULM — Edwin Oswald, 91, of New Ulm and formerly of Lafayette died Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. A private family service will be 11 AM Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. A private family ...

Gordon Fromm

SPRINGFIELD — Gordon Fromm, age 70 of Springfield, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Visitation will be on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Springfield and will continue on Saturday from 9:30 am ...

Sister Mary Ann Grausam SLW

Sister Mary Ann Grausam SLW, 78, a Sister of the Living Word, was born Jan. 3, 1940 in New Ulm and passed award Dec. 5, 2018. Mary Ann is survived by her sisters, Patricia (Steve) Burdick, Ft. Collins, CO, and Nanette (Robert) Helgeson, Austin; her brothers, Robert (Nancy) of Bloomington, ...