Thursday, April 15, 2021

Obituaries

Anita Marie Ulwelling, age 68, of Austin, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.  Anita was born May 4, 1952 in Owatonna to Walter and Janet (Spinler) Renchin. She grew up on a farm by Litomysl, attended, and graduated in 1970 from Owatonna High School. Anita began her banking...
Ralph Dale Schrader, 89, of Owatonna passed away peacefully at home on Saturday April 10, 2021, surrounded by his family. Ralph was born Feb. 1, 1932 in Wasioja, Minn., the son of Earl and Fanny Schrader. At a very early age Ralph was taken in and raised by his grandmother, with whom he had a...
Duffy Moberg, 44 of Ellendale died peacefully at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna on April 7, 2021. Memorial service was Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home with Rev. Todd Buegler presiding. Friends greeted the family prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. Duffy...
Naven Judine Knutson, 89, of Clarksville, Tenn., formerly of Blooming Prairie and theLeland/Lake Mills area in Iowa, died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Vanderbilt Medical Care Center in Nashville. According to Naven's wishes, there will be a "Celebration of Life" in Northwood, Iowa area the end of...
Merle E. Gostomczik, 101, of Medford, died on April 6, 2021 at the Emeralds of Faribault. She was born on Sept. 10, 1919 to Bernard and Hattie (Stauty) Harguth. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School of Waseca in 1937. She attended nurses training at St. Mary’s Nurses School in Rochester. ...
Claire V. Todahl, 92, of Owatonna, died Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Benedictine Living Community in Owatonna. She was born March 16, 1929, in Fargo, N.D., the daughter of Samuel and Esther (Danielson) Clemenson. On July 13, 1946, she married Arlyn O. Todahl. They lived in Fargo, St. Paul and...
Lori Ranee Arthaud, 61, of Blooming Prairie, formerly of Austin. Lori lost her short battle with cancer and was called home on March 31, 2021, her dad’s birthday. She was surrounded by her loving family and best friends. She was born Oct. 1, 1959 to Lloyd and Helen Rieken of Austin. Lori attended...
The Rev. Russell Rudolf, age 87, of Owatonna, died Thursday morning, March 25, 2021 at Mankato. Rev. Russell Rudolf was born on July 4, 1933 in McIntosh County (Zeeland), N.D. He was the first of three siblings born to Leopold and Frieda (nee’ Ketterling) Rudolf.  Russell attended grade schools in...
Bruce J. Nash, 58, passed away on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 surrounded by his family. Bruce was born Aug. 22, 1962 in Owatonna, the son of James K. and Agnes S. (Wesely) Nash. He grew up on the family farm just south of Owatonna with his five siblings. He attended Owatonna High School and...
Renè Theresa Erickson (Jensen, Wannamaker) of Owatonna, MN died peacefully at home on March 19, 2021.  Renè was born Oct. 28, 1960 in Owatonna to Ezra and Louise (Meyer) Erickson. She grew up on a farm in Aurora Township near Claremont and was an active 4-H member. Renè graduated from Claremont...

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