Obituaries

Mildred Drexler

NEW ULM — Mildred Drexler, 99, of New Ulm died on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm ...

Dennis Roger Plucker, Sr.

February 7, 1938 – July 27, 2019 Dennis Roger Plucker, Sr., 81, of rural Murdock, Minn., died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at his home. Visitation and a time of sharing will be held 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the Zniewski Funeral Home Chapel in Benson. Interment will ...

Raymond J. Hengel

SLEEPY EYE — Raymond J. Hengel, age 87, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on August 3, 2019, at Divine Providence Community Home. Graveside Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 am. The clergy will be Father Andy Michels. Interment will be ...

Esther Bratsch

REDWOOD FALLS — Esther Bratsch, 94, of Redwood Falls, died at Sunwood Care Center on August 11, 2019. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will ...

Raymond J. Hengel

SLEEPY EYE — Raymond J. Hengel, 87, of Sleepy Eye, died on August 3, 2019, at Divine Providence Community Home. Graveside service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, on Friday, August 16, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy ...

Herb Schaper

NEW ULM — Herb Schaper, 87, of New Ulm passed away to Eternal Life with Jesus on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at the Oak Hills Living Center. He was surrounded by his loving family and holding the hand of the greatest earthly caretaker, his wife Dorothy, at the time of his death. Herb battled ...

Paul H. Duckstad

REDWOOD FALLS — Paul H. Duckstad, 84, of Redwood Falls died Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at the Seasons House in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Redwood Falls with burial at a later date. Visitation will be held from 10 to ...

Elaine Hesse Hoffman

SPRINGFIELD — Elaine Hesse Hoffman, age 91, of Springfield died on August 5, 2019, at her home in Springfield, MN. Visitation will be on Sunday, August 11, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the St. John Lutheran Church in Springfield, MN. Service will be held at the church on Sunday at ...

Robert Dean Schwint

SPRINGFIELD — Robert Dean Schwint, age 88, of Springfield died on Aug. 1, 2019, at Franklin Rehab and Health in Franklin. Visitation will be 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. Graveside Service will be held in Home Cemetery, on Monday, Aug. 12, at 3 ...

Herb Schaper

NEW ULM — Herb Schaper, 87, of New Ulm died on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at the Oak Hills Living Center. Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. A private burial will take place at a later date in the St. Paul’s Lutheran ...

Terry R. Besemer

NEW ULM — Terry R. Besemer, age 51, of New Ulm, died Sunday, August 4, 2019 as the result of an automobile accident. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home - SOUTH Chapel in New Ulm. Graveside service will take place at 10 a.m. on ...

Donald E. Hale

SLEEPY EYE — Donald E. Hale, age 86, of Sleepy Eye, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2019, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and will continue on Saturday from 9 until 10 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Memorial Service will be held at the ...

Darlene Hovden-Weber

FAIRMONT — Graveside services for Darlene H. (Erickson) Hovden-Weber, 77, of Fairmont, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont with full military honors by the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post #36 and the Martin County Veterans of Foreign Wars ...

Makayla Anne Reading

ARLINGTON, Virginia — Makayla Anne Reading, age 4, gained her wings, and joined the angels in heaven on August 4, 2019, after a tragic accident occurring in Virginia. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-6 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral ...

Donald “Donny” Steinbach

NEW ULM — Donald “Donny” Steinbach, 92 of New Ulm died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at the Arbor Lakes Senior Living in Maple Grove. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Gerald Meidl celebrating the Mass. Burial will ...

Raymond “Ray” Gruenwalt

GAYLORD — Raymond “Ray” Gruenwalt, 77, of Gaylord died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9,at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Auburn with interment in High Island Cemetery in New ...

Elaine Hesse Hoffman

SPRINGFIELD — Elaine Hesse Hoffman, 91, of Springfield died on Aug. 5, 2019, at her home. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at St. John Lutheran Church in Springfield. Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Interment will be in St. Raphael Catholic ...

Jane Marie Grundmeyer

NEW ULM — Jane Marie Grundmeyer, age 74 of New Ulm died peacefully on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord. Funeral service will be 11 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-South Chapel in New Ulm with Father Gerald Meidl ...

Paul D. Driscoll

REDWOOD FALLS — Paul D. Driscoll, 59, of Redwood Falls, died unexpectedly at his home on March 26, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls with burial to follow in Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be ...

Terry R. Besemer

NEW ULM — Terry R. Besemer, age 51, of New Ulm, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 as the result of an automobile accident. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – SOUTH Chapel in New Ulm. Graveside service will take place at 10 a.m. on ...