Obituaries

Margaret F. Bauer

NEW ULM — Margaret F. Bauer, 84, of New Ulm died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be 4 - 7 p.m. Wed-nesday, July 5, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The Christian Mother’s Society will pray the rosary ...

Eileen Rausch

NEW ULM — Eileen Rausch, 89, of New Ulm died Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Pathstone Living Center in Mankato. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation will be ...

Vincent “Vince” W. Sandhurst

NEW ULM — Vincent “Vince” Wallace Sandhurst, age 81 of New Ulm died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the North Memorial Hospital in Robinsdale. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Cambria Presbyterian Church in Cambria. Burial will take place at a later ...

Ralph Schaefer

NEW ULM — Ralph Schaefer, 92, of New Ulm, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus in Rochester. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic ...

Marcia K. Bonham

SPICER — Marcia K. Bonham, 63, of Spicer, died Thursday, June 29, 2017, at her home in Spicer after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Monday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Johnson ...

Margaret Bauer

NEW ULM — Margaret Bauer, 84, of New Ulm died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her home. Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New ...

Larry Rath

BUFFALO LAKE — Larry Rath, 70, of Buffalo Lake died Tuesday, June 27, 2017, as the result of an accident near Buffalo Lake. Memorial Service will be Thursday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake, with interment in the Church Cemetery. Gathering of Family ...

Vincent Sandhurst

NEW ULM — Vincent Sandhurst, 81 of New Ulm died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at North Memorial Hospital in Robinsdale. Arrangements are pending with the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home of New Ulm.

Wallace Emil Schmitt

Wallace Emil Schmitt, of Tacoma Washington was called home to be with the Lord on June 26, 2017. May Wallace find peace without suffering in the arms of Jesus. Born February 26, 1935 in Comfrey, Minnesota to Walter and Hilda (Hall) Schmitt. After high school, Wallace enlisted in the U.S. ...

David Borchert

NEW ULM — David Borchert, 79, of New Ulm died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm with Pastor Timothy Smith officiating. Burial will be in ...

Margaret Bauer

NEW ULM — Margaret Bauer, 84, of New Ulm died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her home. Arrangements are pending with the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.

Ralph Schaefer

NEW ULM — Ralph Schaefer, age 92, of New Ulm, died Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Arrangements are pending with Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.

Donald ‘Donnie’ Mark Schuelke IV

Mass of Christian burial for Donald “Donnie” Mark Schuelke IV, 18 of Minneota, will be at 10:30am Saturday July 1st, 2017 at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. Burial at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Dawson will follow a church luncheon. Visitation will be from 4-8 Friday, June 30th, ...

David Borchert

NEW ULM — David Borchert, 79, of New Ulm died Tuesday, June 26, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm. Visitation will be ...

Margaret (Gronholz) Hazzard

NEW ULM — Margaret (Gronholz) Hazzard, 91, of New Ulm died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Prairie Senior Cottages in New Ulm. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.

Bernard ‘Bernie’ Krzmarzick

SLEEPY EYE — Bernard “Bernie” Krzmarzick, 89, of Sleepy Eye, died on June 28, 2017, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Larry Rath

BUFFALO LAKE — Larry Rath, 70, of Buffalo Lake, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017, as a result of an accident near Buffalo Lake. Arrangements are pending with Hughes-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hector.

Benedict “Benny” G. Beranek

GIBBON — Benedict “Benny” G. Beranek, age 72 of Gibbon died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30, at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Father Jeff Horejsi will celebrate the Mass, and ...

Wanda June Gieseke

NEW ULM — Wanda June Gieseke, age 89 of New Ulm died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Funeral Service will be 11 am on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Swan Lake Lutheran Church in Brighton Township. Pastor Debra Bergstrand will officiate, and burial will ...

Kenneth O. Ubel

NEW ULM — Kenneth O. Ubel, 72, of New Ulm died Monday, June 26, 2017 at Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm and Pastor Jeffery Bovee will be officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to ...