Friday, September 18, 2020

Obituaries

Carl John Wagaman, age 78, of Albert Lea, formerly of Blooming Prairie passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. It is with great sorrow that the family announce his peaceful passing at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea. Carl was born in Dexter, Iowa to Charles and Hazel (Bley) Wagaman...
Karen Marie Johnson, age 78 of Austin, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth in Rochester. Karen was born Dec. 23, 1941 in Minneapolis. She was raised by her parents Harold and Lillian (Horning) Olsen. Karen graduated from Albert Lea High School before attending...
Myrtle Peterson passed away on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at the New Richland Care Center, at the age of 100. A public visitation was held for Myrtle on Aug. 20, 2020 at the Bonnerup Funeral Chapel in Ellendale. A graveside service was held at 7 p.m. at Geneva Cemetery with Rev. Lisa Vick officiating....
Julia "Jane" Kelley Taylor, age 99 of rural Austin, went home to Heaven on Aug. 14, 2020 surrounded by family at Our House Memory Care. Julia Jane Kelley was born at home on April 12, 1921 in Albert Lea, the third child of Julia (Swendsen) and Adelbert Kelley. Jane grew up on Louis Street in Albert...
A memorial service for Lillian A. Aarsvold, who passed away March 20 of this year, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The gathering will be at Dennis Aarsvold’s home in rural Kasson, 68487 260th Avenue. Sharing memories honoring “Lil” will begin at 9:30 a.m., a service at 11 a.m. and...
Gordon L. Sommer Jr., 85, of Owatonna, died following complications from surgery on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 22, 1935, in Owatonna, the son of Gordon and Martha (Kruger) Sommer Sr. Gordon...
Michael John Hillestad, age 55, died peacefully at his home in Rochester on May 4, 2020. He had been on hospice care battling cancer since November 2017. Michael was born to Richard and Virginia (Seas) Hillestad on June 5, 1964. He grew up in Garretson, S.D. and graduated from Garretson High School...
It is with much sadness that we announce that Paul Tilford Thronsonpassed away August 8 after a long illness.   Paul was a loving husband to wife Joan and stepfather to sons Karl and Cristopher Kelly, anduncle to many nieces and nephews. He was born July 29, 1944 inAustin to Minnie and Tilford...
Jane M. Blatti, age 78, passed away at home on Aug. 8, 2020.  Jane was born Feb. 27, 1942 to Harold and Peg Kirkwood at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. When she was four years old, her family moved to Kasson where her dad eventually started the Culligan business. She graduated from Kasson-...
Rosalyn Edna Showalter Johnson, 78, of Boynton Beach, Florida passed away peacefully at her home on June 19, 2020 after a long and debilitating illness.  She was born Dec. 5, 1941 in Waynesboro, Va., the daughter of Winfred E. and Mildred Harner Showalter who preceded her in death. Rosalyn...

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