Obituaries

Lorraine Schulz

Lorraine (Fenske) Schulz passed away on May 16, 2019, at Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls one month shy of her 93rd birthday. Lorraine Eunice was born June 17, 1926, on a small Aurdal Township farm to William and Selma (Haave) Fenske. Lorraine attended Country School District 66 through sixth ...

Roger A. Nelson

LAFAYETTE — Roger A. Nelson, age 92, of Lafayette passed away Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at Abbott North Western Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be 11:00 am Friday, May 24th, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church. Pastor Jo Anne Taylor will be officiating. Burial will take ...

Bernice Sophie Marsh

SLEEPY EYE — Bernice Sophie Marsh, 90, of Sleepy Eye, died on May 10, 2019, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Memorial service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel, on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral ...

Melvin W. Polzin

WINTHROP — Melvin W. Polzin, 90, of Winthrop, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop. Celebration of life will be held on Friday, May 24, at 1 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour ...

Philip Jerome Heymans

SLEEPY EYE — Philip Jerome Heymans, age 86, of Sleepy Eye died on May 15, 2019, at Mother of Mercy in Albany, MN. Visitation will be on Friday, May 24, 2019, from 12:00 to 2 pm at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, North Entrance. Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic ...

Deloris T. Brede

BIG STONE, S.D. — Deloris T. Brede, 77, of Big Stone City, SD, died on May 17, 2019, at Ortonville Area Health Services in Ortonville. Services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, ...

Kathleen A. Bowen

BROOKLYN CENTER — Kathleen A. Bowen, 71, of Brooklyn Center, died Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Cambria Presbyterian Church in Cambria. Burial will follow in the Preri Bach Cemetery in Cambria. Visitation will be ...

Roger Wendland

NEW ULM — Roger Wendland, 61, of New Ulm died Thursday, May 16 2019 at his home. Funeral service will be 11 AM Wednesday, May 22, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm with burial in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 - 7 PM Tuesday and 10 - 11 AM ...

Paula J. Wittgraf

GIBBON — Paula J. Wittgraf, age 50, of Gibbon passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after a long courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Gibbon Sportsman Club. To leave an ...

Perry D. Galvin

Perry D. Galvin, age 86, of Fredericksburg, VA, previously of New Ulm, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Fredericksburg. Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1st, at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-SOUTH Chapel. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at the ...

Colleen M. Lindstrom

May 7, 1956-May 14, 2019 Colleen M. Lindstrom, 63, of Willmar, died Tuesday, May 14th, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Monday, May 20th at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Burial will be in St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery in Ghent. Visitation will be from 3 - 5:00 pm, ...

Carol Maurene Martens

Carol Maurene Martens was born May 19, 1933 to Myrtle and Theodore Halverson of Lafayette. She went to her eternal home in heaven on Wednesday, May 15, just four days shy of her 86th birthday. Funeral arrangements are being handled through Minnesota Valley Funeral Home of New ...

Edward Harry Meyer

Age 82, of Stillwater, MN went to heaven on May 16, 2019. Edward was born in rural New Prague, MN to Harry and Lillie (Grassman) Meyer on December 14, 1936. He graduated from New Prague High School in 1954. He attended Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and graduated in 1958. He taught ...

Gerald “Jerry” Fischer

Gerald Fischer, age 74, of Lake Crystal, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Pathstone Living in Mankato. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at Nora Unitarian Universalist Church in Hanska. Visitation will be on Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Mankato Mortuary and will ...

Phillip Heymans

Phillip Heymans, 86, of Albany, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died on May 15, 2019, at Mother of Mercy in Albany. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, with interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be 12:30 to 2 ...

Roger Wendland

NEW ULM — Roger Wendland, 61, of New Ulm died Thursday, May 16 2019 at his home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm with burial in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. ...

Ruth Schneider

WINDOM — Ruth Schneider, 101, of Windom, formerly of Springfield, died on May 16, 2019, at Sogge Memorial Home in Windom. Memorial mass will be held at the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Springfield, on Monday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will be at the St. Raphael’s Catholic ...

Gerald Fischer

LAKE CRYSTAL — Gerald Fischer, 74, of Lake Crystal, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Pathstone Living in Mankato. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at Nora Unitarian Universalist Church in Hanska. Visitation will be on Monday, 5-7 p.m. at Mankato Mortuary ...

Brian Michael Brueske

Bradenton, Fla. — Brian Michael Brueske, age 61, of Bradenton, FL, unexpectedly passed away on March 22nd, 2019 in Lake City Florida. Formerly of New Ulm, Fairmont and Elk River, MN. Brian is survived by his daughter, Michelle Brueske (Jamie Depyper) and his sons Jason Brueske (Daniel ...

Marie (Poehler) Casey

Marie (Poehler) Casey, age 58, died suddenly on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the University of Minnesota Hospital. Her family was with her from Saturday evening into her final hours. Marie was born on October 15, 1960 in New Ulm to Harold and Betty Poehler. Marie had a passion for animals and an ...