Obituaries

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 ...

Frankie Petrick

ST. JAMES — Frankie Petrick, 71, of St. James/ LaSalle died on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. Burial will follow at Lake Hanska Lutheran Cemetery near ...

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. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, ...

Dennis Roger Plucker, Sr.

MURDOCK — Dennis Roger Plucker, Sr., 81, of rural Murdock, 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, at the Zniewski Funeral Home Chapel in Benson. Interment will be in the Chancellor Reform Church ...

Kathleen “Kathy” Zins

NICOLLET — Kathleen “Kathy” Zins, 77, of Nicollet died Friday, August 2, 2019 at St. Mary’s Campus Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet with Pastor Jim Danell officiating. Burial will ...

Manuel Rodriguez

SLEEPY EYE — Manuel Rodriguez, 70, of Sleepy Eye, died August 3, 2019, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Funeral arrangements pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Ila Louise Zimmerman

COURTLAND — Ila Louise Zimmerman, age 84, of rural Courtland passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 2 at Pathstone in Mankato. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nicollet with Pastor James Danell officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity ...

Raymond “Ray” Hengel

SLEEPY EYE — Raymond “Ray” Hengel, 87, of Sleepy Eye died on August 3, 2019 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Kathleen “Kathy” Zins

NICOLLET — Kathleen “Kathy” Zins, 77, of Nicollet died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at St. Marys Campus Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 ...

Milo O. Wills

WINTHROP — Milo O. Wills, age 86, of Winthrop, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Southview Living Center in Gibbon. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, \at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Gathering of Family and Friends will be Monday, one hour prior to the ...

Bernice Ordell Sperl

NEW ULM — Bernice Ordell Sperl, age 94 of New Ulm died peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Monday, August 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Father Cornelius ...

Ione Schwanke

LAMBERTON — Ione Schwanke, 90, of Lamberton died on July 28, 2019, at Valley View Manor Care Center in Lamberton. A graveside service will be held at the New Ulm City Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. On line condolences ...

Robert “Robbie” Schwint

Robert “Robbie” Schwint, 88, formerly of Sleepy Eye died on August 1, 2019 at the nursing home in Franklin. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Milo O. Wills

WINTHROP — Milo O. Wills, 86, of Winthrop, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Southview Living Center in Gibbon. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Gathering of Family and Friends will be Monday, Aug. 5, one hour prior to the ...

Bernice Ordell Sperl

NEW ULM — Bernice Ordell Sperl, age 94 of New Ulm died on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Monday, Aug. 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic ...

Ronald “Rocky” Current

NEW ULM — Ronald “Rocky” Current, age 66, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his home in rural New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the ...