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Obituaries

Bruce A. Pfaff

NEW ULM — Bruce A. Pfaff, age 75, of New Ulm died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Father Gerald Meidl will celebrate the Mass, and burial ...

Bobby Neidecker

Bobby Dean Neidecker, 83, of Van Buren, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at home and surrounded by loved ones. He was a lifelong resident of Crawford County, Arkansas, a cattle farmer and businessman, a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in the Oak Grove ...

Edward M. Blackstad

Edward M. Blackstad, age 77, of Sleepy Eye died on Jan. 15, 2020, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Tuesday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the church. Service will be held at the Trinity ...

Richard F. Gruenhagen

GIBBON — Richard F. Gruenhagen, 83, of Gibbon passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the NC Little Hospice Home in Edina. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Moltke Township with Pastor Benjamin Rucker officiating. Burial will ...

Edward M. Blackstad

SLEEPY EYE — Edward M. Blackstad, 77, of Sleepy Eye, died on January 15, 2020, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 8 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Tuesday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am at the church. Service will be held at the ...

Donald Wiese

COMFREY — Donald Wiese, age 87, of Comfrey, died on January 13, 2020, at Sleepy Eye Medical Center in Sleepy Eye, MN. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Comfrey Chapel and will continue on Friday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am ...

Bruce Craig Severin

NEW ULM — Bruce Craig Severin, age 66, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2020, at his home in New Ulm, surrounded by loved ones. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the ...

Bruce A. Pfaff

NEW ULM — Bruce A. Pfaff, 75, of New Ulm died peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am Monday, January 20, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the Soldier’s Rest Section ...

Raymond Sehr

NEW ULM — Raymond Sehr, 87, died on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm. Visitation ...

Roger Norman

NEW ULM — Roger Norman, age 90, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at First United Metodist Church in New Ulm. Pastor Jo Anne Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City ...

Alan Budahn

Alan Budahn, 71, of New Ulm, died January 12, 2020 at the Lakewood Health System in Staples, MN after a short but fierce battle with dementia. Alan was born on October 10, 1948 to Lewis and Therese (Harens) Budahn in Glencoe MN. The family lived in Arlington, MN prior to moving to New Ulm in ...

Kenneth Eckstrand

LAFAYETTE — Kenneth Eckstrand, 79, of Lafayette died peacefully Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at his home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Minnesota valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm with Pastor Erik Karlson officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the ...

Donald Wiese

COMFREY — Donald Wiese, 87, of Comfrey died on January 13, 2020, at Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Comfrey Chapel and will continue on Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the New Hope Lutheran ...

Richard F. Gruenhagen

GIBBON — Richard F. Gruenhagen, 83, of Gibbon passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the NC Little Hospice Home in Edina. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Moltke Township with Pastor Benjamin Rucker officiating. Burial will ...

Margaret (Symanietz) Scheid

Mrs. Margaret (Symanietz) Scheid, 97, of Green Cove Springs, FL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 surrounded by her family. Margaret was born May 11, 1922 in Sobieski to John and Rose (Wysniski) Sobiech. On Feb. 18, 1946 Margaret married John S. Symanietz. The couple resided ...

Randy Herzog

NEW ULM — Randy Herzog, 62, of New Ulm died Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Gerald Meidl ...

Joanne Mulrennan

Joanne Mulrennan’s spirit left the confines of her hospital room on January 7, 2020, twelve days shy of her 91st birthday. She joined her husband Robert, parents Cliff and Marie Robertson, sister Nancy, and many other relatives who had died before her. Joanne had a deep compassion for all ...

Marlys “Molly” Diane Schultz

NEW ULM — Marlys “Molly” Diane Schultz, age 82 of New Ulm died peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Divine Providence Senior Living Community in Sleepy Eye. Funeral service will be 11 am on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Oakwood United Methodist Church in New Ulm. ...

Kenneth Eckstrand

LAFAYETTE — Kenneth Eckstrand, 79, of Lafayette died Friday, January 10, 2020, at His Home. Funeral service will be 11 AM Friday, January 17, at the Minnesota valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm with Pastor Erik Karlson officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Lafayette ...

Paul Roberts

NEW ULM — Paul Roberts, age 63 of rural New Ulm died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at this home with his daughter by his side. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-South Chapel in New Ulm. Pastor Penny Johnson will officiate, and ...