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Obituaries

Ardella J. Rieger

NICOLLET — Ardella J. Rieger, 88, of Nicollet, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Pathstone Living Center in Mankato. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. ...

Lorenda Turner

WINTHROP—Lorenda Turner, age 100, of Winthrop died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Memorial Service will be Saturday, March 30, at 1 p.m.. at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop, with interment in First Lutheran Cemetery in Lafayette. Gathering of Family ...

Bernice L. Balbach

SPRINGFIELD — Bernice Louise Balbach, 96, of Springfield died on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield, with interment at the Springfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be ...

Janet Joy Neumann

Janet Joy Neumann, age 74 of Lake Crystal went to meet her Father in Heaven after a long struggle with cancer on Monday, March 18, 2019 at McAllen Medical Center, Texas. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Salem Lutheran Church in Madelia with Pastor Volbrecht ...

Shirley R. Pingel

Shirley R. Pingel, age 76, of Echo, died Monday, March 25, 2019 at Parkview Home in Belview. A family memorial will be held in the spring. Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Service of Redwood Falls.

Myron “Mike” Weelborg

REDWOOD FALLS — Myron “Mike” Weelborg, 85 of Redwood Falls, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Carris Health-Redwood Hospital in Redwood Falls. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, March ...

Thomas Harry Trapp

October 9, 1949, March 12, 2019 MADISON — Jesus called Pastor Tom Trapp home on March 12, 2019 at the UW Hospital, Madison, Wis. Born to Cornelius and Mildred Trapp in New Ulm, Minn.; baptized Nov. 6, 1949 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran. Thomas grew in faith and knowledge of his Savior ...

Marlys Kitzberger

NEW ULM — Marlys Kitzberger, age 84, of New Ulm passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Ridgeway on German in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Searles with Father Gerald Meidl celebrating the mass. Burial will take ...

Kelly Lou Johnson

JANESVILLE — Kelly Lou Johnson, 43 of Janesville, died on March 16, 2019, at his home. A Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the funeral home. Kelly Lou Johnson was ...

Julie Van Name

NEW ULM — Julie Van Name, 61, of New Ulm died Friday, March 15, 2019 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Father Gerald Meidl celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral ...

Lee E. Folkens

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — Lee E. Folkens, 71 of Blooming Prairie, died Friday evening, March 15, 2019 at his home. Lee was born on Feb. 17, 1948 in Clinton, to Earl and Betty (Sorensen) Folkens. Lee served joined the United States Marines, serving during the Vietnam War. Survivors include ...

Marlys Kitzberger

NEW ULM — Marlys Kitzberger, age 84, of New Ulm passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Ridgeway on German in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Searles. Burial will take place in the New Ulm Catholic ...

Thomas Harry Trapp

MADISON, Wis. — Pastor Tom Trapp died on March 12, 2019 at the UW Hospital - Madison, Wis. Visitation is on Friday, March 29, 5-8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 30, 10-11 a.m., prior to the 11 a.m. Christian Funeral. All events are at Eastside Lutheran Church, 2310 Independence Ln., Madison, ...

Jesse Versch

NEW ULM — Jesse Versch, 91, of New Ulm died Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday, March 23, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Donald Sutton officiating. Burial will follow in the New Ulm ...

Lorenda Turner

WINTHROP — Lorenda Turner, 100, of Winthrop died on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Memorial service will be Saturday, March 30, 1 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop, with interment in First Lutheran Cemetery in Lafayette. Gathering of family ...

Bernice Balbach

NEW ULM — Bernice Balbach, of Springfield, 96, died on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.

Elsert Merlin Buerkle

GIBBON — Elsert Merlin Buerkle, age 91, passed away peacefully at the Buffalo Lake Health Care Center in Buffalo Lake. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon. Pastor Robert Hellmann will officiate. Burial will follow in the Immanuel ...

Mary Valen Giefer

NICOLLET — Mary Valen Giefer, 72, of Nicollet died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus, in Rochester. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Nicollet. Burial will take place in the ...

Bonnie Callander

WINTHROP — Bonnie Callander, 63, of Winthrop died on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop. She is survived by her husband, Scott.

Irene M. Wenisch

SPRINGFIELD — Irene M. Wenisch, age 99, of Springfield, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the St. John’s Lutheran Home in Springfield. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 the St. John’s Lutheran Home Chapel in Springfield, with Chaplain Noel Wetter officiating. ...