Obituaries

Joan Freyholtz

FAIRFAX — Joan Freyholtz, 76, of Fairfax died on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at her home. Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Wellington Township, Renville County, with interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hauser-Hantge ...

Harlan Wilfahrt

NEW ULM — Harlan Wilfahrt, 85, of New Ulm died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will ...

Dean Isaksen

SPRINGFIELD — Dean Isaksen, age 74, of Springfield died on July 9, 2017, at Prelude Homes in White Bear Lake. Funeral Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield, on Friday, July 14, at 10:30 am. The clergy will be Pastor David G. Fretham. Interment will be in Zion ...

Marie Stoks

Mass of Christian Burial for Marie Stoks, 87, of Marshall, will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery in ...

James Wilking

NICOLLET — James Wilking, 93, of Nicollet died Monday, July 10, 2017 at Mayo Health Systems - St. Marys Campus in Rochester. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet with Pastor Daniel Balge officiating. Burial will follow at the ...

Richard Guemmer

COURTLAND — Richard Guemmer, 74, of Courtland, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. There will be no visitation or funeral services. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is serving his family.

Joan Freyholtz

FAIRFAX — Joan Freyholtz, 76, of Fairfax died on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at her home. Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Wellington Township, Renville County, with interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hauser-Hantge ...

James “Joe” Young

FAIRFAX — James “Joe” Young, 95, of Fairfax died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at his home in Fairfax. Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Fairfax with interment in Ft. Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely Township, Nicollet County. ...

Eleanora Biebl

ST. GEORGE — Eleanora Biebl, 91, of St. George, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 at St. George Catholic Church in St. George with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial ...

Bernetta Hattie Meyer

GIBBON — Bernetta Hattie Meyer, 94, of Gibbon passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at the New Ulm Medical Center. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday July 13, 2017 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Moltke Township, Sibley County with burial in the church cemetery. Pastor Benjamin Rucker ...

Dean Isaksen

SPRINGFIELD — Dean Isaksen of Springfield died on July 9, 2017, at the Prelude Home in White Bear Lake. Arrangements are pending with Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.

Gregory M. Steffl

SLEEPY EYE — Gregory M. Steffl age 67, of Sleepy Eye died on July 4, 2017, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Friends may call on the family on Wednesday, July 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Interment will follow in Home Cemetery, Veterans Section in Sleepy ...

James Wilking

NICOLLET — James Wilking, 93, of Nicollet died Monday, July 10, 2017 at Mayo Health Systems - St. Marys Campus in Rochester. Funeral service will be 11 AM Saturday, July 15, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet with Pastor Daniel Balge officiating. Burial will follow in the ...

Vernelle D. Botten

NEW ULM — Vernelle D. Botten, age 97, of New Ulm, formerly of Hanska, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church in Hanska. Pastor Sarah Taylor will officiate, and ...

Joyce Sparks

SPRINGFIELD — Joyce Sparks, 91, of Springfield, formerly of Blue Earth, died Sunday, July 9, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. John Lutheran Home in ...

Loretta Becker

Loretta Becker, age 86, of Olivia died Friday, July 7, 2017 at the RC Hospital in Olivia. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13 at Zion Lutheran Church in Olivia with Rev. Joel Luetke officiating. Burial will follow in the Olivia Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at ...

Calvin ‘Cal’ Backer

NEW ULM — Calvin “Cal” Backer, 92, of New Ulm died Friday, July 7, 2017 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor David Nissen officiating. Burial will be in the New Ulm ...

Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Simpson

HANSKA — Cynthia “Cindy” Ann Simpson of Hanska, age 63, of Hanska died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Monday, July 10, at Lake Hanska Lutheran Church in Hanska. Pastor Sarah Taylor will officiate, and burial will ...

Joyce Ann Zimmermann

NEW ULM — Joyce Ann Zimmermann, age 86 of New Ulm died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Ridgeway on German in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Monday, July 10, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor David Nissen will officiate, and ennichement ...

Calvin “Cal” Backer

NEW ULM — Calvin “Cal” Backer, 92, of New Ulm died Friday, July 7, 2017 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Arrangements are pending with Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.