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Obituaries

Michael John Palmer

FAIRFAX — Michael John Palmer, 60, of Fairfax, died on July 11, 2020, at his farm in rural Fairfax. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 17, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Friday at ...

James L. Pietz

SPRINGFIELD — James L. Pietz, age 73, of Springfield died on July 9, 2020, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 14, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Springfield. A Memorial Service will be held at the United Methodist Church ...

Tamera “Tammy” Fischer

Tamera “Tammy” Fischer, 59, of Winthrop, died on Friday, June 26, 2020, at her home in Winthrop. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 1 p.m., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Friday, July 17, from 4 to ...

Maryanne Danforth

Maryanne Danforth, 79, of O’Fallon, Missouri, formerly of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020, at her residence in O’Fallon. She was born February 4, 1941, in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Raymond Kenneth and Ellen Theresa (Curran) Hillman. She ...

Luther Fjelstad

3/5/1924 - 7/6/2020 Passed in peace at the age of 96. Preceded in death by his lovely wife, Vivian (Vee) Thorkelson Fjelstad and his dear companion Gloria Lund. And his siblings Ruth (Don Teisberg), Ralph (Margaret), Arnhild (Palmer Wermager) and Solveig. Survived by and loving father of ...

Alden R. Frederickson

MADELIA — Alden R. Frederickson, age 92, of Madelia died on July 7, 2020, at Madelia Community Hospital. A private funeral service will be held at the Salem Lutheran Church-Madelia, on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Rev. Greg Volbrecht. Interment will be at the ...

Elaine Rose

ST. PAUL — Elaine Rose, 93, most recently of St. Paul, formerly of Dassel and Gaylord, died Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Cerenity Senior Care Marian in St. Paul. Private Family Graveside Service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, Minnesota.

Michele (Shelly) LeBert

WINONA — Michele (Shelly) LeBert passed away on June 29, 2020 at her home in Winona, Minnesota. It was her 61st birthday. She died unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep. Shelly was born in New Ulm, Minnesota to Elden and Cleo LeBert. She was preceded in death by her parents and her ...

Valera “Val” H. Hengel

MESA, Ariz. — Valera “Val” H. Hengel, age 93, of Mesa, Arizona (formerly New Ulm) died peacefully on Friday, July 3, 2020, at the Citadel Senior Living Community in Mesa, Arizona. Graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in ...

Edward B. Holzerland

MENDOTA HEIGHTS — Edward B. Holzerland, age 74, of Mendota Heights and formerly of New Ulm, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at his home in Mendota Heights. Funeral Services will be held at 3pm on Friday, July 10, 2020 from Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls, with ...

Mary Domeier

NEW ULM — Mary Domeier, age 92, of New Ulm died on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. A private committal service will be held at the New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm, Minnesota. The Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 4pm on Thursday at the ...

Jean Ann (Barclay) Hammar

Jean Ann (Barclay), age 79, of St. Paul, passed away in New Ulm, July 4, 2020 from natural causes. Born to James and E. Alice Barclay December 8, 1940 in West Liberty, Iowa. Jean is survived by four children Michael (Becky) Hammar, Christine (Dave) Rosenhamer, Kathleen (Steve) Hrubecky & ...

Valera “Val” H. Hengel

MESA, Ariz. — Valera “Val” H. Hengel, 93, of Mesa, Arizona (formerly New Ulm) died on Friday, July 3, 2020, at the Citadel Senior Living Community in Mesa, Arizona. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Owatonna. Minnesota ...

Janet Krieg

SPRINGFIELD — Janet Krieg, age 72, of Springfield, MN died on June 29, 2020, at her home in Springfield, MN. Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield. Memorial Services will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in ...

Rosemary O. Arhart

Rosemary O. Arhart, age 84, Wife of the late Dallas and Mother of Tony Arhart and Sharilee Arhart-Ackerman, of Winthrop, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at her home in Winthrop. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran ...

Chad Alan Bode

Chad Alan Bode, age 45, was called home to the Lord on April 27, 2020. Chad died due to complications related to adrenal cancer. Chad’s life was a life full of valor and love for God, country, family and community. Chad was born on March 17, 1975 in New Ulm, Minnesota to his parents, Gary and ...

Christina Hughes

REDWOOD FALLS — Christina Hughes, 51, of Redwood Falls died Saturday, July 4, 2020 at her home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee, IL. Arrangements are with the Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation ...

Shirley Ann Becker

FAIRFAX — Shirley Ann Becker, 79, of Fairfax, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at her home. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Thursday, ...

William “Bill” Carl Braasch

GAYLORD — William “Bill” Carl Braasch, 95, of Gaylord, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Golden Hearts Assisted Living Center in Arlington. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Egesdal Funeral Home, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. ...

Terrence Patrick Conroy

Terrence Patrick Conroy, 65, of Pillager, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 25th at his home. Terry, son of Ray and Maureen Conroy, was born in St Paul, MN and grew up in New Ulm, graduating from New Ulm High School in 1973, and attended the University of Minnesota at Crookston. Having ...