Sunday, October 25, 2020

Obituaries

Loretta M.  Moe, 78, of Owatonna, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Homestead Hospice House. Loretta was born December 23, 1936, in Cresco, Iowa, the daughter of John and Gertrude (Heidi) Rassman. The family moved to Claremont in 1951. Loretta then moved to Owatonna where she graduated from Owatonna...
Melissa Kay Eastberg, 39, of Owatonna, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Melissa was born Sep. 14, 1975, in Golden Valley, Minnesota, the daughter of Richard Soderstrom and Barbara (Wersal) Nielson. The family moved to...
Marty Dale Toquam, 56, of Claremont, went home to heaven on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Northfield Hospital-Long Term Care Center with his family by his side. Marty was born May 5, 1958, in Owatonna, the son of Carroll and Sharon (Louks) Toquam. He grew up in rural Claremont and attended school...
Loretta M.  Moe, 78, Owatonna, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House. Visitation will be at Aurora Lutheran Church on Friday, March 20, one hour prior to the service.  Memorial services will be held Friday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at Aurora Lutheran Church with The Reverend Jonathan...
Melissa Kay Eastberg, 39, of Owatonna, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minnesota after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home on Friday, March 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday from 9:...
Kenneth Lee Nihart, 92 of Austin, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at Our House Assisted Living, Austin.  He was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Dover, Minnesota, to Lawrence and Anna (Johnson) Nihart. Kenneth attended Dover schools, and made his living as a farmer and as a laborer at Hormel Foods Corporation...
LaVonne Mae Simonson, 84, of Owatonna, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Koda Living Community. She was born June 23, 1930, on the family farm in rural Blooming Prairie, the daughter of Alvin and Hilda (Hintz) Eaker. She grew up on the farm with her siblings Elsmer, Audrey and Vivian. She attended...
Barbara A. Peterson, 58 of Blooming Prairie, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at her home.  Barbara Ann Gaal was born July 11, 1956, in Austin to Ian and Joyce (Fritze) Gaal. She attended Hayfield schools, graduating from Hayfield High School in 1974. Following high school, Barb attended Rochester...
Helen I. J. Larson, 88, of Owatonna, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Clare Bridge Cottage, Owatonna. Helen was born April 19, 1926, in Aurora Township, the daughter of Carl and Dagney (Prestegard) Selthun. She attended country school. Helen then worked at the bakery in Owatonna and also for a doctor...
Melvin “Mel” J. Ptacek, 81, lifelong resident of Owatonna, entered his heavenly home on Feb. 16, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  Mel was born on November 28, 1933, the son of Joseph and Irene (Wanous) Ptacek in Somerset Township, rural Steele County.  He attended school in Owatonna and...

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