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Obituaries

Ruby Gustafson

REDWOOD FALLS — Ruby Gustafson, 93, of Redwood Falls, died on Sunday, October 11, 2020, at Carris Health-Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. A private family funeral mass will be held at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church of Redwood Falls, with burial to follow at St. Catherine’s Catholic ...

Stanley Lauwagie

GIBBON — Stanley Lauwagie, 91, died on October 13, 2020, at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, October 19, at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Burial will follow in St. Willibrord’s Catholic Cemetery in Gibbon. Visitation ...

Norbert “Norb” M. Portner

NEW ULM — Norbert “Norb” M. Portner, 87, of New Ulm died on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Monday, October 19, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm ...

Heidi D. Ibberson

D. Ibberson, age 47, of Sleepy Eye, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis due to a history of complications with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at St. Paul‘s Evangelical Lutheran Church ...

Ronald C. Portner

RICE, Minn. — Ronald C. Portner, age 65 of Rice, Minnesota died unexpectedly of natural causes on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Father Gerald Meidl ...

Anita Marie Blais

Anita Marie Blais, age 75 of Redwood Falls died peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020 at her home in Redwood Falls. A private family Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Father Bruno Santiago will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow ...

Jean Milbrett

NEW ULM — Jean Milbrett, age 87 of New Ulm passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at her home in New Ulm. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at St. John‘s Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeffrey Bovee officiating. Burial will follow in New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm. ...

Sharon Lee Unander-Miller

Sharon Lee Unander-Miller, age 73, died on October 4, 2020. A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the New Ulm City Cemetery - Soldier’s Rest Section in New Ulm. Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes of New Ulm is in charge of arrangements.

Leona Schwarzrock

GAYLORD — Leona Schwarzrock, age 94, of Gaylord died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. Funeral Service will be Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, 11 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, with interment in the church ...

Claire Marie McDowell

SLEEPY EYE — Claire Marie McDowell, formerly Claire Marie Hittesdorf, aged 71, passed away in her sleep Oct. 5th, 2020. Private Family Memorial Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel, on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at 2 pm. Public visitation will be held from 1 to 2 ...

Timothy Wieben

BISMARCK, N.D. — Timothy Wieben, 71, Bismarck, N.D. passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 10, 2020 in his home. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck. For those attending, masks are required, and social distancing ...

Ronald C. Portner

RICE, Minn. — Ronald C. Portner, 65 of Rice, MN died unexpectedly of natural causes on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at the CentraCare Hospital in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm ...

Charles Doidge

REDWOOD FALLS — Charles Doidge, 95, of Redwood Falls, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at The Estates of Roseville, in Roseville. A private family graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 12, at the Redwood Falls Cemetery. A Memorial Service for Charles will be held at a later date. The ...

Leona Schwarzrock

GAYLORD — Leona Schwarzrock, 94, of Gaylord died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, with interment in the church ...

Heidi D. Ibberson

SLEEPY EYE — Heidi D. Ibberson, 47, of Sleepy Eye, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 16, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Private burial will follow in Fort Ridgely Cemetery in ...

Betty Hastings

REDWOOD FALLS — Betty Hastings, 77, of Redwood Falls, died at her daughter’s home in Apple Valley on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, from the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church of Redwood Falls with burial to follow in the Redwood Falls ...

Dorothy L. (Beltz) Christensen

SLEEPY EYE — Dorothy L. (Beltz) Christensen, age 87, of Sleepy Eye died on Oct. 9, 2020, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Monday, Oct. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye. Funeral Service will be held at the Trinity ...

Claire Marie McDowell

Claire Marie McDowell, 71, of Sleepy Eye, died on Oct. 5, 2020, at Lake Villa Maria in Sleepy Eye. Private Family Memorial Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Public Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 pm at the funeral ...

Claudia Frances Wetzel

Claudia Frances Wetzel, age 81, of St. Paul, MN, passed away on October 3, 2020. Claudia was born on December 17, 1938 in Aberdeen, SD to George and Frances Silvernail. She Graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1956 and Mount Marty School of Nursing in 1959. Claudia began her nursing career at ...

Monica “Mickey” M. Geschwind

SLEEPY EYE — Monica “Mickey” M. Geschwind, age 91, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on October 3, 2020, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Funeral Services will be held at a later date. Interment will be at the Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm ...