Thursday, April 15, 2021

Obituaries

Ralph Diaz, age 51 of Ellendale, died on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. Funeral services were held at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. The Funeral Service will be livestream on the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial took place at Saint...
Earl Mason Wheeler of Owatonna died Dec. 18, 2020 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna.  A private family Mass took place Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Visitation was one hour before the funeral liturgy at the church. Burial took place at Concord Cemetery in...
Darrell A. Thoen, 81, a lifelong farmer from Waltham, died on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Franklin, Minn. He was born on Aug. 12, 1939 to Truman and Evelyn (Dahlby) Thoen in Kensett, Iowa where he lived until 1951 when his family moved to a farm south of Austin. They later moved to a farm near...
Jeannette Ann Preston, age 87, of Owatonna passed away Dec. 17, 2020 at the New Richland Care center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour prior...
Margery A. Ilk, age 92 of Blooming Prairie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at The Cedars of Austin. Margery Ann Olson was born April 26, 1928 in Hector, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Edla (Ahl) Olson. On June 30, 1947, she married Richard J. Ilk in Hector. The couple moved to...
Irving Jon Peterson, age 74, of Comfrey, passed away on Nov. 25, 2020 at Carris Health-Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar from COVID-19. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 2:30 p.m. at Dell Lutheran Church at 47500 97th St. near Frost, Minn., with Rev. Dan Horn officiating. Prior...
Lanny Henry Huemann, 79, of Owatonna died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.  He was born Nov. 17, 1941 in Adams, the son of Henry Huemann and Pauline Huemann (Klapperich). Lanny grew up on the family farm near Johnsburg, Minn. He attended St. John the Baptist school in...
Harriet L. Strand, age 85, of Apple Valley, formerly of Blooming Prairie, passed away peacefully on Dec. 2, 2020 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.  Proceeded in death by her parents O’Clair and Clara Strand, brother-in-law David Hanson, and great nephew Connor Harris.  Harriet is survived by...
Marlyn Ann Schroeder (nee Peterson), 86, of Kasson, died Nov. 28, 2020 of Alzheimer’s disease. A graveside service was held for immediate family on Friday, Dec. 4 at Holden Lutheran Church, Kenyon, with Pastor Nirmala Reinschmidt of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kasson, officiating.  Funeral...
Genevieve (Gen) M. Peterson, age 104 of Blooming Prairie, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Genevieve Mildred Hanson, the daughter of Otto and Evalina (Basness) Hanson was born on August 1, 1916 in Lansing. She attended Blooming Prairie High School.  From...

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