Thursday, April 15, 2021

Obituaries

Rocky (Rodney) Rogotzke, age 51, of Owatonna, passed away Oct. 13, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester after a quick and heroic battle with cancer. A memorial visitation was held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 at Brick–Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna. Rocky was born on Oct. 11, 1969, in Windom, to...
Hunter Alexander Frank, 20, of Owatonna, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in El Salvador while serving his country in the United States Navy. He was born April 20, 2000 in Owatonna, the son of Chad and Annette (Drown) Frank. He grew up in Meriden. Hunter graduated from Owatonna High School with the...
Richard Lawrence Vaith, 86, of Owatonna went to be with the Lord peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Richard was born Sept. 28, 1934 in Owatonna to Joseph and Bernadine “Bunny” (Lynard) Vaith. He graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1954. He served his country in the...
Marvin Homer Thompson, age 95 of Blooming Prairie, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Marvin was born Aug. 10, 1925 in Freeborn County, to C. Henry and Clara (Easton) Thompson. He attended Austin High School. On May 24, 1952, Marvin married Norma...
Virginia M. (Ginny) Lindquist, age 92 of Waterville, formerly of Blooming Prairie, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 at her lake home in Waterville. Virginia Mae Motle was born June 1, 1928 to William J. and Viola Mae (Gummow) Motle in Blooming Prairie. She grew up in Blooming Prairie and...
Kathleen Meier, 72, of Owatonna passed away on Oct. 10, 2020 at the Benedictine Living Community in Owatonna. A Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. with a visitation starting at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Owatonna.  Kathy was born May 28, 1948 in Carroll...
Pearl India Nolt was welcomed into Jesus’ arms Oct. 6, 2020. She was born Oct. 7, 2020 at 6:13 a.m. Her parents, Allen and Krysta Nolt, lovingly held her for a day surrounded by family and loved ones. Pearl was loved and cherished her entire life. She now is in a perfect home where she will face no...
Adeline Marie Reese was born on June 17, 1932 to Myrtle (Moen) and Joseph Anderson, in Berlin Township, Steele County. Adeline died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at Benedictine Living Community in Owatonna. She was 88 years of age. She attended school in Ellendale and on Aug. 30, 1947 married Donald Merton...
Charles Martin Coughlin, age 89 of Blooming Prairie passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Blooming Prairie. He was born Nov. 30,1930, to his parents Thomas and Mary (Martin) Coughlin at home in Freeborn County. He was raised and confirmed in St. Columbanus Catholic...
Eileen Lorraine Ptacek, 83, of Owatonna died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 at Traditions II of Owatonna.  Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 from 5 –7 p.m. at Brick–...

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