Obituaries

Bruce Anton Larson

Bruce Anton Larson passed away peacefully on July 18, 2017, Age 70. Preceded in death by father, Kenneth; brother, Kenneth, Jr. Survived by mother, Esther; siblings, Rebecca (Wilbur) Pagel and Brian (Carol); nieces, nephews, other family, special friends, Jon and Julie Wiersma (and their ...

Joyce A. Engel

NEW ULM — Joyce A. Engel, age 88 of New Ulm died Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 am on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the United Church of Christ in New Ulm. Pastor Diane Hatman will officiate, and burial will follow in the New Ulm ...

Joyce A. Engel

NEW ULM — Joyce A. Engel, 88 of New Ulm died Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at the United Church of Christ in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm. Visitation will be ...

Ruth Mahoney

REDWOOD FALLS — Ruth Mahoney, 89, of Redwood Falls died Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Season’s hospice in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 5 until 7 p.m., at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls. Per Ruth’s wishes, no other services will be ...

Roween Lundholm

NEW ULM — Roween Lundholm, 96, of New Ulm died Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 24, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Grant Bode officiating. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery. ...

Richard H. Konakowitz

HANSKA — Richard H. Konakowitz, age 76 of Hanska died peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017 surrounded by his family at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. on Friday, July 21, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Monsignor John A. Richter ...

Roween Lundholm

NEW ULM — Roween Lundholm, 96, of New Ulm died Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Burial will be in the New Ulm City Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. ...

Ricky (Rick) Lee Pautzke

Ricky (Rick) Lee Pautzke was born April 3, 1961 in Springfield, Minnesota to Alfred (Jr.) and Ardis (Roiger) Pautzke. He passed away at his home on July 1, 2017 at the age of 56. Rick graduated from Wellcome Memorial High School in Garden City in 1979. He went on to Mankato Area Vocational ...

Janet Tauer

SLEEPY EYE — Janet Joyce Tauer, 82, of Sleepy Eye died on July 16, 2017, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in ...

Sharon L. Brown

ELK RIVER — Sharon Brown was born December 8, 1945 in New Ulm, MN, and passed away at age 71 after a long courageous battle with cancer on July 9, 2017. A long-time Elk River resident, Sharon was employed at Guardian Angels as the home health care staffing coordinator for many years. She ...

Hazel B. Chycner

Hazel B. Chycner, age 78, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Oak Terrace Senior Living in Jordan. A private family service was held on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. Hazel is survived by her daughter, Deanna (Paul) Chycner-Leverson; son, Daniel ...

Susan Hoehn

Susan Hoehn, 67 of Lake Crystal, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her home. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Janesville with Pastor Paul Muther presiding. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at the Starkson & ...

Charles R. Brau

ST. OLAF, Iowa — Charles Raymond Brau, 80 of St. Olaf, Iowa, formerly of Lucan and Wabasso, died Friday, July 14, 2017 in Postville, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lucan. Visitation is one hour prior to ...

Richard Konakowitz

HANSKA — Richard Konakowitz, age 76, of Hanska, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia. Arrangements are pending with Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.

Grace M. Rambow

SLEEPY EYE — Grace M. Rambow, age 94, of Sleepy Eye died on July 13, 2017, at Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 21, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, with interment in the Springfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. on Friday at the ...

Blanche Serbus

WILLMAR — Blanche Serbus, 95, of Willmar and formerly of Redwood Falls died Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls with burial in the church ...

Fr. Leland C. Mead

Fr. Leland Clarence Mead, age 76, of Madison Lake, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Church of St. Peter in St. Peter. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Mankato Mortuary, and continues one hour prior ...

Laurie Mersch

Laurene “Laurie” Mersch of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Fairfax, Minnesota and Menomonie, Wisconsin, passed away quietly in Las Vegas on Saturday July 8, 2017 after a long battle with illness. She was 71 years old. Laurene Betty Rewoldt was born in Austin, Minnesota on January 21, 1946, ...

Mike Olson

The 1959 New Ulm Eagles’ baseball team that took third in the Minnesota State High School Tournament lost its shortstop and endeared teammate, Mike Olson, on May 3, after a courageous battle with Waldenstrom’s Syndrome. Mike passed peacefully near his home in Goodyear, Arizona. Mike was ...

Harlan A. Wilfahrt

SEARLES — Harlan A. Wilfahrt, age 85, of Searles died peacefully on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 surrounded by his family at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with ...