Obituaries

James Jim M. Reinhart

TEXAS (formerly New Ulm) — James Jim M. Reinhart, age 92, of Texas, formerly New Ulm died Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 am on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. ...

Bessie Smith

REDWOOD FALLS — Bessie Smith, 105, of Redwood Falls died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Wood Dale Nursing Home in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, at Middle Creek United Methodist Church, rural Redwood Falls, with burial to follow in the Redwood ...

Donald ‘Don’ Hillman

HECTOR — Donald “Don” Hillman, 79, of Hector, died on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax. Service will be Monday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Wellington Township, rural Fairfax. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. ...

William ‘Bill’ H. Munsell

FRANKLIN — William “Bill” H. Munsell, 91, of Franklin died Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Season’s hospice in Redwood Falls. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin with burial to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, rural Franklin. ...

Helen Sophie Podratz

GIBBON — Helen Sophie Podratz, 99, of Gibbon died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Fairfax Community Home in Fairfax. Service will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Moltke Township. Burial will follow in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will ...

James “Jim” Reinhart

James “Jim” M. Reinhart, age 92-1/2 of Texas, formerly New Ulm died Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the ...

Neil Langum Edwards

Glasgow, VA — Neil Langum Edwards, age 73, of Glasgow, VA, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at David Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a time of gathering one hour prior. A visitation will be from 4 to 7 ...

Joseph “Joe” Hoffmann

SLEEPY EYE — Joseph “Joe” Hoffmann, 82, of Sleepy Eye died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John Richter and Father Jeff Horejsi ...

Hertha Zimmerman

REDWOOD FALLS — Hertha Zimmerman, 95, of Redwood Falls died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Season’s Hospice in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Willow Lake Township, rural Wabasso with burial to follow in the church cemetery. ...

Tara (Bernard) Kruger

NEW ULM — Tara (Bernard) Kruger, 44 of New Ulm passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday May 18, 2017. She was called away peacefully from this life while spending time with the person she loved most in this world — her mom, Ann. Tara is survived by her mother, Ann Bernard of New ...

Lorraine Muriel (Vee) Ellanson

LAKE CRYSTAL — Lorraine Muriel (Vee) Ellanson, 95, passed away May 24, 2017, at The Beacon at Lake Crystal. Funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska. Burial will follow in the Linden Lutheran Cemetery in rural Hanska. Visitation will be one hour prior ...

Joseph ‘Joe’ Hoffmann

SLEEPY EYE — Joseph “Joe” Hoffmann, 82, of Sleepy Eye died Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery, ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Paul Arndt

GRAND RAPIDS — Robert “Bob” Paul Arndt, 65, of Grand Rapids (formerly New Ulm) died Friday May 19, 2017 at his home in Grand Rapids. Funeral service has been changed to 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Due to the expected size, the service venue ...

Marion Woehler

ARLINGTON — Marion Woehler, 91, of Arlington died on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Arlington Good Samaritan Society. A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington. A visitation will take place 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour ...

Jim Grundmeyer

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Francis Regional Medical with family surrounding, Jim Grundmeyer, of Shakopee, passed away peacefully at the age of 74. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11 am, with a time of gathering starting at 9:30 am, all at Mount Olive ...

Charlotte Stikkel

SLEEPY EYE — Charlotte Stikkel, 100, of Sleepy Eye, died on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Robert ‘Bob’ Paul Arndt

NEW ULM — Robert “Bob” Paul Arndt, affectionately called “Big Bob,” was born September 10, 1951 in New Ulm, MN to Theodore and Catherine (Meidl) Arndt. He attended New Ulm Public High School before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. While in the Marines, Bob spent two tours in ...

Gerald ‘Jerry’ M. Wendinger

NEW ULM — Gerald “Jerry” M. Wendinger, age 67 of New Ulm died Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Mayo Clinic-Methodist Campus in Rochester. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Father Germain Rademacher will celebrate ...

Lorene Hanson

FAIRFAX — Lorene Hanson, 55, of Fairfax died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at her home in rural Fairfax. Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 22, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax with interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in ...

Tara Kruger

NEW ULM — Tara (Bernard) Kruger, 44, of New Ulm died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her home. A celebration of life will be from1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of The Journal.