Sunday, October 25, 2020

Obituaries

Patricia “Pat” J. Decker, age 85 of Blooming Prairie, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, surrounded by her loved ones. Patricia Janell Kading was born July 24, 1935 in Owatonna, to Clarence and Jeanette (Kahnke) Kading. She attended Blooming...
Russell “Russ” Allen James, 82, passed away peacefully on Sept.18, 2020 at the Homestead Hospice House, after a battle with cancer. Russ was born to LeRoy and Henrietta James on Nov. 1, 1937. Growing up, Russ enjoyed his time hunting with his father in South Dakota. Russ joined the Navy in 1954...
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...

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