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Obituaries

Marion A. Graunke

NEW ULM — Marion A. Graunke, age 94 of New Ulm died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at the North Memorial Hospital in Maple Grove. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the United Church of Christ in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm. There will ...

Larry “Kit” Carson

FAIRFAX — Larry “Kit” Carson, 77, of Fairfax passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Fairfax, from 1 to 5 p.m. with a memorial service at 4 p.m. A private burial will be held at Fort Ridgley ...

Alice Goelz

FRANKLIN — Alice Goelz, 72, of Franklin died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in St. Louis Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 from the Church of Sacred Heart in Franklin with burial in the St. Patrick’s Birch Coulee Cemetery, rural Franklin. ...

Hildegard Woratschka

NEW ULM — Hildegard Woratschka, age 87, of New Ulm died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Father Bruno Santiago, O.S.B., will ...

Kurt Bernard Keech

MADELIA — Kurt Bernard Keech, 66, of Madelia died on Jan. 12, 2018, at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Service will be held at the United Methodist Church, Madelia, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Madelia with Military Rites by the Madelia ...

Lynn Soukup

SLEEPY EYE — Lynn Soukup, age 62, of Sleepy Eye died on Jan. 10, 2018, at the New Ulm Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. Interment will be in St. ...

Collette Margaret Groebner

NEW ULM — Collette Margaret Groebner, age 90, a gracious and loving woman, died on January 6, 2018, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Collette had a favorite saying: “I am not old; I am aging.” Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Bruno Santiago at 11:00 a.m. Monday, ...

Rev. Leon J. Mertensotto, C.S.C.

Oct. 8, 1930-Jan. 7, 2018 NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Rev. Leon J. Mertensotto, C.S.C., 87, died at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Ind., on Jan. 7, 2018. He was born on Oct. 8, 1930 in New Ulm, to John and Leona Guth Mertensotto. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic grade and high school. He finished ...

Kenneth D. Nelson

ST. LOUIS PARK — Kenneth D. Nelson, age 65, of St. Louis Park, died peacefully at NC Little Hospice on January 4, 2018 from cancer. Ken was born in New Ulm, Minnesota on June 9, 1952 to Virgil and Elaine Nelson. He attended school in Winthrop, Minnesota, graduating in 1970. He attended ...

Doreen Ann LeGare

REDWOOD FALLS — Doreen Ann LeGare, 90, of Redwood Falls, died on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Sunwood Good Samaritan Society in Redwood Falls. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be two ...

Marvella “Marvie” Haas

REDWOOD FALLS — Marvella “Marvie” Haas, 79, of Redwood Falls died on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Funeral services are at noon on Saturday, Jan. 13, at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls, with burial in the Morton City Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, at ...

Lynn Soukup

SLEEPY EYE — Lynn Soukup, 62, of Sleepy Eye, died on January 10, 2018, at the New Ulm Medical Center. Mass of Christian burial will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy ...

Ettie F. Palmer

FAIRFAX — Ettie F. Palmer, age 83, of Fairfax passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Gathering of family and friends will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax. Ettie Faye (Hammond) Wiethoff Palmer was ...

Lillian E. Riebel

SLEEPY EYE — Lillian E. Riebel, age 90, of Sleepy Eye, MN, died on January 7, 2018, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:30 to ...

Collette M. Groebner

NEW ULM — Collette M. Groebner, 90, of New Ulm, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Oak Hills Living Center. Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 ...

Lorna Theresa Stern

REDWOOD FALLS — Lorna Theresa Stern, 83, died on Jan. 9, 2018, at Wood Dale Home in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Sanborn. Service will be at the Zion Lutheran Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Zion ...

Lorna Eckstein

NEW ULM — Lorna Eckstein, 90, of Belle Plaine died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Kingsway Retirement Living Memory Care in Belle Plaine. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on January 12, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm ...

Ettie F. Palmer

FAIRFAX — Ettie F. Palmer, 83, of Fairfax died on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Gathering of family and friends will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax.

Derek Haseleu

SPRINGFIELD — Derek Haseleu, 31, of Springfield died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Medford, Wis. Service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Springfield on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 10:30 am. Interment will be in the Springfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 4 ...

Lillian E. Riebel

SLEEPY EYE — Lillian E. Riebel, 90, of Sleepy Eye, died on Jan. 7, 2018, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, at 11 a.m on Friday, Jan. 12. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the ...