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Obituaries

David M. Kent

PAYNESVILLE — Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Nordland Lutheran Church in Paynesville for David M. Kent, age 80, of Paynesville, who passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on ...

Clifford Ray Hare

NEW ULM — Clifford Ray Hare, 53, of New Ulm died on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home in New Ulm. Service will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – NORTH Chapel. Visitation will be 10:30 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Minnesota Valley ...

Ralph Bode

COURTLAND — Ralph Bode, 77, of Courtland, died Thursday, March 8, 2018 at New Perspective Senior Living in Mankato. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Courtland. Burial will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with full military honors being ...

David Battcher

ARLINGTON — David Battcher, 76, of Arlington formerly of Gaylord, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home in Arlington. Service will be Monday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington with private interment in Gasow Cemetery, Dryden Township, Sibley County. ...

Phyllis Shake Debolock

Phyllis Shake Debolock, passed away February 28, 2018 in Vancouver, WA after a life filled with a love of family, determined independence, and a spirit of generosity and good will. She had a deep and abiding love for the Catholic faith and was an active member of parish communities. Phyllis ...

Lynn Mary (Schroeder) Sweeney

SLEEPY EYE — Lynn Mary (Schroeder) Sweeney, age 60 passed away on March 5, 2018 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls SD after a quick, but brave, strong battle with cancer. Friends may call on the family on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 4 to 6 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy ...

Carole Rae Martens

NEW ULM — Carole Rae Martens, 80, of New Ulm, died on Feb. 23, 2018 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. A celebration of life service is at Peace United Methodist Church in Pipestone, on March 9, at 2 p.m. Visitation is two hours before the service. A private family burial will be at Old ...

Merle Schueler

SLEEPY EYE — Merle Schueler, 81, of Sleepy Eye, died March 7, 2018, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Arrangements are pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Lawrence A. Polzin

GAYLORD — Lawrence A. Polzin, 85, of Gaylord died on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas. Memorial service will be Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m., at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn at a later date. Arrangements by Egesdal ...

Bernadine J. Roebbeke

Fairmont — A Celebration of Life Service for Bernadine J. Roebbeke, 91, of Fairmont, MN, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Private family burial will be held in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, ...

Lawrence A. Polzin

GAYLORD — Lawrence A. Polzin, 85, of Gaylord died on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Brownsville, Texas. Memorial service will be Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in High Island Cemetery in New Auburn at a later date. Arrangements are with the ...

Lynn M. Sweeney

SLEEPY EYE — Lynn M. Sweeney, 60, of Sleepy Eye, died Monday, March 5, 2018, at the Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D. Friends may call on the family Friday, March 9, at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, 4-6 p.m. A complete notice will follow tomorrow.

Dr. Ronald L. Albright

NEW ULM — Dr. Ronald L. Albright, age 88 of New Ulm, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm surrounded by his family. Funeral service will be 11 am on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in New Ulm with Pastor ...

Catherine “Catal” Helget

NEW ULM — Catherine “Catal” Helget, 99, of New Ulm passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Service will be 11 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation ...

Bernadine J. Roebbeke

FAIRMONT — Bernadine J. Roebbeke, 91, of Fairmont, died on Sunday, March 4, at her home. A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 9, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Private family burial will be held in Lakeside Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ...

James ‘Jim’ Wesley Sommers

WALKER — James “Jim” Wesley Sommers, 81, of Walker, died on Friday, March 2, 2018. Jim was born on September 11, 1936 in North Redwood, to Wesley and Glorene (Manthei) Sommers. He is survived by sons, Paul, Gary and Jay, daughter Susan Miles; six grandchildren and two ...

Lucy Alice Apitz

NEW ULM — Lucy Alice Apitz passed away quietly in the company of her children on Feb. 9, 2018 in Mankato. She was 92 years old and set off on her final journey with the same dignity and compassion that marked her wonderful life. Lucy’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March ...

Clarence Schroedl

FAIRFAX — Clarence Schroedl, 84, of Fairfax died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 5, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax with interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge ...

Lester W. Draeger Sr.

WINTHROP — Lester W. Draeger Sr., 87, of Winthrop died on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at his home in Transit Township, Sibley County. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 5 at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in St. Matthews Lutheran Cemetery, Penn Township, McLeod ...

Clarence Schroedl

FAIRFAX — Clarence Schroedl, 84, of Fairfax died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Prairie Senior Cottages in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 5 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, ...