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Obituaries

David Jay Romberg

Indianapolis — David Jay Romberg, 64, of Indianapolis, died on Sept. 25, 2017, in Indianapolis. Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be buried at the New Ulm Lutheran Cemetery on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Friends and family are welcome to attend. He was born on Feb. 15, 1953, in ...

Jeanette A. Kingery Rempel

SPRINGFIELD — Jeanette A. Kingery Rempel, 86, of Springfield, died on Feb. 23, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System, in Mankato. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Memorial services will be held at ...

Aurelia Guggisberg

NEW ULM — Aurelia Guggisberg, 93, of New Ulm died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the St. Gregory Catholic Cemetery in ...

Betty Lewell (Bluestone) Lee

MORTON — Betty Lewell (Bluestone) Lee, 91, of Morton died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 2, at St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Church on the Lower Sioux Community, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, ...

Arlene Marie Wietzke

Arlene Marie Wietzke, 84, died on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. She was born on Oct. 13, 1933, in Green Isle Township, Sibley County, to Richard and Martha (Wentzlaff) Lueck. She is survived by children, the Rev. Bruce Wietzke of rural Delavan, Wis., and Valerie Rocheleau of Rochester; nine ...

Lena Dick

MOUNTAIN LAKE — Lena Dick, 112, of Mountain Lake, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Lake. Arrangements are pending with Sturm Funeral Home in Mountain Lake.

Aurelia “Tootie” Guggisberg

NEW ULM — Aurelia “Tootie” Guggisberg, 93, of New Ulm died Monday , February 26, 2018 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, March 3, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor Douglas ...

Geraldine “Gerry” Emelia Kroells

NEW ULM — Geraldine “Gerry” Emelia Kroells, age 90 of New Ulm died peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11:30 am on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Pastor Gene ...

Joyce Stark

NEW ULM — Joyce Stark, 77, of New Ulm died on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral ...

Roger Schmit

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Roger Schmit, 74, of Jamestown, North Dakota and formerly of Redwood Falls, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at Aneta Parkview Nursing Home in Aneta, North Dakota. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls, with ...

Byron L. Kranz

GAYLORD — Byron L. Kranz, 74, of Gaylord, died on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at his home in rural Gaylord. Service will be 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. Interment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County. ...

Byron L. Kranz

Byron L. Kranz, age 74, of Gaylord, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at his home in rural Gaylord. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County. ...

Harry Deopere

CAMBRIA — Harry Deopere, 79, of Cambria passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Cambria Presbyterian Church in Cambria with Pastor Penny Johnson officiating. Burial will take place in the ...

Patrick J. Dietz

SLEEPY EYE — Patrick J. Dietz, age 59, of Sleepy Eye died on Feb. 20, 2018, at his home. Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, on Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 am. The clergy will be Pastor Grant Fischer. Military Rites by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard. Interment will be at ...

Gerald “Jerry” Werner

NEW ULM — Gerald “Jerry” Leon Werner, after several arduous health battles over recent years, which he fought through valiantly, succumbed Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, to complications incurred from a stroke. Private services were held in New Ulm. Jerry was born Feb. 7, 1938, in New Ulm to ...

Thomas L. Kemp

REDWOOD FALLS — Thomas Leonard Kemp, 75 of Redwood Falls formerly of Wabasso, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at Season’s Hospice House in Redwood Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Interment ...

Geraldine “Gerry” Kroells

NEW ULM — Geraldine “Gerry” Emelia Kroells, age 90, of New Ulm died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11:30 am on Saturday, March 3, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home-SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Burial will follow ...

Carole Martens

SLEEPEY EYE — Carole Martens, 80, of New Ulm died Feb. 23, 2018 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Arrangements pending with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Therese M. Van Zuilen

Therese Van Zuilen, age 91, of Faribault passed away on Feb. 20, 2018 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Faribault following an extended illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 15 Third Ave SW, ...

Patrick J. Dietz

SLEEPY EYE — Patrick J. Dietz, 59, of Sleepy Eye, died on Feb. 20, 2018, at his home. Service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, on Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. Military Rites by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard. Interment will be at the Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye, at a ...