Celebrity Obituaries

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Arlan Brase

August 9, 1940 - January 25, 2016

Arlan L. Brase, age 75, of Owatonna, passed away Monday January 25, 2016 at the Owatonna Hospital. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Thursday January 28, 2016 at the Brick - Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Funeral will be 10:30 AM Friday January 29, at the Associated Church, Owatonna, with Rev. Jim Oberg presiding. Interment...
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Eunice Seykora

August 4, 1925 - January 17, 2016

Eunice E. Seykora, age 90, passed away surrounded by her family January 17, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 4-8 PM Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. There will be a parish rosary recited at 3:45 PM before the visitation at the funeral home. Funeral Mass...
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Jerry Paul Rysavy

June 8, 1916 - January 15, 2016

Jerry Paul Rysavy Sr., age 99, passed away surrounded by his family January 15, 2016, at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family 4-8 PM Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service at church. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30 AM Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna....
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Vernon Suhr

July 16, 1926 - January 13, 2016

Vernon E. Suhr, age 89, passed away January 13, 2016, at St. Lucas Care Center, in Faribault. Memorial service is set for 1:00PM Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Medford. With Rev Lou Bender presiding. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. Interment will be at a later date. Vern was born July 16, 1926, to...
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Melvin E. Lund

February 21, 1927 - January 10, 2016

Melvin E. Lund died Jan. 10, 2016 at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. A funeral service is set for Sat., Jan. 16 2016 at 10:30 am at Brick – Meger Funeral Home Chapel (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Interment will take place at Bohemian National Cemetery in Owatonna with Military Honors by the Steele County Funeral Unit in spring. Friends may greet the family one hour before the time of...
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Dorothy Fischer

January 10, 2016

Dorothy Fischer, 84 Dorothy Fischer, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully January 10, 2016, at the Koda Living Community located in Owatonna, Minnesota. Dorothy was born September 8, 1931 in Owatonna, the daughter of William and Evelyn Mae (Jensen) Blazek. She attended Owatonna High School and graduated in 1950. Dorothy went to work for the Ford Garage following graduation. Dorothy was united...
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Ramon I. Green

March 10, 1933 - January 7, 2016

Ramon I. Green of Owatonna died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault; MN The funeral is set for Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Ramon was born in Stewartville, MN on March 10, 1933 the son of Ira and Dorothy (Perbin) Green. Ramon...
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Leonard Van Den Hemel

December 8, 1938 - December 22, 2015

Leonard L. Van Den Hemel, age 77, passed away on Dec. 22, 2015, at the Owatonna Hospital. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior the funeral mass at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, Dec. 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. There will be a parish rosary recited at 3...
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Kathryn Parsons

June 30, 1952 - December 21, 2015

Kathryn Parsons, age 63, passed away peacefully Dec. 21, 2015 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for 2:00 PM Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) with Rev. R. Rudolf presiding. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the service starting at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at a later date. Kathy was born June 30, 1952, to parents Dr....
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Geraldine Gerry Vangen

September 25, 1937 - December 16, 2015

Geraldine C. Vangen, age 78, passed away December 16, 2015, at the Owatonna Hospital. Funeral service is set for 11:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church, Owatonna. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral service starting at 10:00 AM at the church. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery, Ellendale Geraldine was born Sept. 25, 1937 in Albert Lea, MN to...
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Robert D Fischer

December 11, 2015

Robert D. Fischer June 2, 1930 – December 11, 2015 Robert D. Fischer 1930–2015 Owatonna Robert Douglas Fischer, 85, of Owatonna passed away December 11, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Owatonna. Robert was born June 2, 1930 in Hope, MN, the oldest son of Harvey and Olivia Fischer. He graduated from Ellendale High School in 1947. Robert married his high school sweetheart...
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Elaine E Wondra

December 7, 2015

Elaine E. Wondra of rural Blooming Prairie died December 7, 2015 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 am Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. Friends may greet the family on Friday, Dec. 11, from 4 – 7 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour before the funeral...
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Paul A. Wright

September 1, 1948 - December 7, 2015

Paul A. Wright passed away Dec. 7, 2015 at Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Friends may greet the family from 5-8 PM Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service. Funeral service is set for 10:30 AM Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, with Rev. John Sauer presiding. Military honors will be provided by...
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Daniel Thomas Gaworecki

September 21, 1948 - December 3, 2015

Daniel Thomas Gaworecki, Age 67, of Owatonna died Thursday morning December 3, 2015 at the Homestead Hospice with his wife Margaret by his side. Dan was born on September 21, 1948 in Pittsburgh, PA to Stanley and Jean Gaworecki (Murphy). He enlisted in the United States Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division and was wounded during a long range reconnaissance...
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Kenneth Henry Hunt

June 16, 1926 - November 30, 2015

Kenneth Hunt, age 89, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully Nov. 30, 2015, at his home. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Funeral service is set for 11:00 AM Friday, Dec. 4th, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Owatonna, with Rev. Kirk Griebel presiding. Interment St....
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Mary Margaret Martin

December 23, 1938 - November 26, 2015

Mary Margaret (Ulwelling) Martin, passed away in her home on Thursday, November 26, 2015 after a battle with colon cancer. She was 76 years of age. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 5-7 PM Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Brick - Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the...
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Robert "Bob" Nappin

June 22, 1950 - November 25, 2015

OWATONNA—Robert "Bob" Lowell Nappin received his wings at home surrounded by his family after an 8 year battle of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Leukemia on November 25, 2015. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Friday, Nov. 27, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 28 at the funeral home....
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Rose Marie Brandt

May 12, 1937 - November 22, 2015

Rose Marie Brandt, age 78, of Owatonna, passed away November 22, 2015 at Traditions I in Owatonna. Funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 27th at 10:30 AM at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd., Owatonna) with a one hour visitation prior to the service at 9:30 AM. Rev. Edward McGrath will preside over the service. There will be a parish rosary recited at 9:15 AM before the visitation. ...
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Donald M. Fisher

September 3, 1928 - November 10, 2015

Donald M. Fisher, lifelong resident of Owatonna died November 10, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church (810 – S. Cedar Ave. Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family on Thursday. Nov. 12, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road) and one hour before the...
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John Carroll

October 30, 2015

J. Roger Carroll, 80, formerly of Owatonna, died Friday, October 30, 2015, at New Richland Care Center following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 11:00am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (810 S. Cedar Ave., Owatonna). Friends may greet the family from 9:00am until the time of services at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart...
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Bernard F Jirele

January 4, 1937 - October 28, 2015

Bernard F. Jirele of rural Owatonna died October 28th, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, November 1st, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Brick – Meager Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Rd, Owatonna) and one hour before the funeral liturgy on...
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Delores Mae Perkins

October 23, 2015

Delores Mae Perkins went to her eternal home on October 23rd, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna surrounded by family. Delores was born May 11th, 1935 to Emil and Margaret (Motz) Vaith. Delores grew up on her family farm south of Owatonna and attended country school just down the road from the farm. At lunch time her brother Bob and her would ride their bikes home and eat lunch that...
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Dorothy Jones

June 17, 1936 - October 17, 2015

Dorothy Evelyn Jones, age 79, of Claremont, passed away surrounded by family on October 17, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House, in Owatonna. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, October 24, 2015 at St John's Lutheran Church, Claremont. There will be a two hour visitation prior to the funeral service at the church beginning at 9:00 AM. Interment Hillside Cemetery, Claremont. Dorothy was born...
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Janice A. Long

October 12, 1939 - October 17, 2015

Janice A. Long, age 76, of Winona, passed away surrounded by her family at the Owatonna Hospital on October 17, 2015. Funeral Mass is set for 1:30 PM Wednesday October 21, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church starting at 12:30 PM. Interment at Fort Snelling will be at a later date. Janice was born October...
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Mary Jo Nelson

June 20, 1937 - October 17, 2015

Mary Jo Nelson, 78, died Saturday, Oct. 17, at KODA Living Community, Owatonna, after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Friends may greet the family Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 5-7 PM at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd) and one hour prior the funeral mass at church. There will be a parish Rosary recited at 7PM at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at...
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Frank Ulrich

October 15, 2015

Frank Ulrich, age 80, of Pemberton, died Thursday afternoon, October 15th, 2015 at home surrounded by loved ones. Frank Ulrich was born March 25th, 1935 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, son of Emil F. and Lena (Dobberstein) Ulrich. On July, 20th, 1985, he married Kris Coopman and resided in Pemberton, MN. Frank worked for Truth Hardware, Owatonna Concrete, and Hoffman Concrete of Mankato. After...
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Juan Villarreal Jr.

October 15, 2015

Juan Villarreal Jr., age 51, passed away at home on Thursday Oct. 15, 2015 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Friends may greet the family from 2-5 PM, Sunday October 18, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Monday, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home. Military Honors will be provided by the Steele...
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David M. Church

October 14, 2015

David M. Church, 49 David M. Church of Owatonna died October 14, 2015 of natural causes at his home. Friends may greet the family on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna). A memorial service is set for Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home. Friends may greet the family one hour...
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Donna Mae McNamee

October 10, 2015

Donna Mae McNamee, 85 Donna Mae McNamee died October 10, 2015 at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato . Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 15, 2015 at1:00 pm Sacred Heart Catholic Church (810 S. Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN 55060.) Friends may greet the family a one hour visitation prior to the funeral service. Donna was born November 9, 1929, to parents Arthur and...
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Joseph G Gauthier

October 9, 2015

Joseph G. Gauthier, 78 Born on June 15, 1937, Joe was the son of Rudolph and Florentia (Gerard) Gauthier in Houghton, MI. He attended high school at Baraga, MI and joined the National Guard at the age of 15 and enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 19 where he proudly served on the USS Ticonderoga CVA-14. He was united in marriage to Sandra Jacobs in 1961 and together they had five...
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James "Jim" Rossel

February 23, 1929 - September 27, 2015

James "Jim" G. Rossel, age 86, of Hope, passed away September 27, 2015, at the Owatonna Hospital. Friends may greet the family Thursday October 1, 2015 from 4-7 PM at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Funeral service will be Friday October 2, at 11AM at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, with Rev. Sandy Miller presiding....
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Wesley Bettin

September 18, 2015

Wesley Carl Bettin, 93, of Medford died at Homestead Hospice House on Friday, September 18, 2015. He was born on March 21, 1922, in Clinton County, Iowa, the son of Will and Mahela (Hillman) Bettin. Corporal Wesley Bettin served in the "Pacific Area" for the Marine Corp from Nov. 1942 to Nov. 1944, specifically the Marshall Islands. He was issued an "Honorable Service" lapel button on Oct. 25,...
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Teresa Landherr

September 16, 2015

Teresa Joan Landherr of Owatonna, MN died Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 after thriving with cancer for 8 years. She was the second born of six children on January 30th, 1952 in Ames, IA to Quentin and Joan Rickerl. The family moved to a farm outside of Taopi, MN in 1954. Teresa graduated from Adams High School in 1970 and went on to attend Mankato State College and later graduated with a...
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Dorothy Anne Claesgens

February 5, 1926 - September 16, 2015

Dorothy Anne Claesgens, age 89, of Owatonna, passed away September 16, 2015, at Traditions II, in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family Sunday, September 20, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, at the Brick Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and 30 minutes prior to the funeral Mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, September 21, at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna....
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Lois Buzick

June 16, 1929 - September 7, 2015

Heaven gained an angel September 7, 2015, when Lois Buzick passed away peacefully at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Born Lois Wright on June 16, 1929 in Watertown, Wisconsin, Lois graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1947. In 1948 she married Rollin Harrison, and later divorced. In 1961, Lois married Herb Buzick at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. She & Herb moved to...
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Joseph Joey Ptacek

March 17, 1937 - September 6, 2015

Joseph "Joey" Patrick Ptacek, age 78, of rural Owatonna, passed away September 6, 2015, at the Homestead Hospice House. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Friday September, 11 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Funeral Service is set for 10:30 AM Saturday at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, with Deacon Pat Fagan...
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Anita M Kern

September 4, 2015

Anita Marie Kern Anita Marie Kern, age 74, of Claremont, passed away September 4, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 pm on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church. A parish rosary will be recited at 3:45 pm on Thursday at the funeral...
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Charles Schafer

September 3, 2015

Charles Schafer, of Owatonna, passed away September 3, 2015. Friends may greet the family where Charles would want everyone to meet, at the American Legion Club post #77 (137 W Broadway St) Friday September 25, 2015 from 2 to 5:30 PM.
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Donald 'Don" Kasper

September 3, 2015

Donald Charles Kasper, age 83, of rural Owatonna, passed away September 3, 2015, at Homestead Hospice House. Friends may greet the family from 5-8 PM Wednesday, September 9, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. A Blooming Prairie Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 8PM at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10...
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Greg "Emmit" Prestegard

August 2, 1960 - September 2, 2015

Greg A. Prestegard, age 55, of rural Claremont died September 2, 2015 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian burial is set for Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna, MN. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Friday, Sept 4, from 4:00 – 7:30 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home ...
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William "Bill" Wolke

December 27, 1945 - August 31, 2015

William Louis Wolke passed away on August 31, 2015 at age 69. He was born December 27, 1945 in Des Moines, Iowa. The oldest of three children, Bill moved to Roseville, Minnesota with his family in 1960. He graduated from Ramsey High School in 1964. On November 19, 1966 he married his wife, Jane (Charbonneau) Wolke. He lived most of his adult life in Wyoming, Minnesota and worked as a car...
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James E. McEnaney, MD

August 29, 2015

James Earl McEnaney, MD, 85, Owatonna, MN was called to the Lord on August 29, 2015. He had very recently moved to Wayzata, MN to be closer to his family. Jim was born on March 3, 1930 in North St. Paul, MN and moved to Owatonna at a young age as his Father relocated to establish a medical practice. Jim graduated from Owatonna High School in 1948, from the University of St. Thomas in 1952...
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Burton J. Disher

November 26, 1945 - August 13, 2015

Burton J. Disher, age 69, lifelong resident of Owatonna died August 13, 2015 at his home in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, August 17, 2015 at 11:00 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna with Rev. Edward McGrath presiding. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery with military honors by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Friends may greet the family on Sunday,...
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James Buscovick

August 6, 2015

James R. Buscovick, age 70, passed away August 6, 2015, at North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, MN. Friends may greet the family Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) Jim was born May 6, 1945, to parents Norman and Ruth Buscovick, in Owatonna. He grew up and attended Owatonna High School. After high school he married Joyce...
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John H Splitt

February 24, 1915 - August 4, 2015

John H. Splitt, age 100, of Blooming Prairie, MN died August 4, 2015 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. The Funeral is set for Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 at 11:00 am at Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family one hour before the time of service on Friday. Interment will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea. John was born the son of John and...
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Marilyn Elizabeth Beckstrom

January 3, 1932 - August 3, 2015

Marilyn Beckstrom of Medford, MN, died August 3, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd., Owatonna, MN) on Thursday, Aug. 27. Friends may greet the family starting at 3 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Supper will follow the service at 5 p.m. Interment will take place on Friday, August 28 at 1:15 p.m. at Fort...
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Kaye Mahlman

January 27, 1918 - July 30, 2015

Kathryn "Kaye" Mahlman, age 97, passed away July 30, 2015 at Reflections in Northfield, MN. Memorial service is set for 12:00 PM Saturday August, 8 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) with a one hour visitation prior to the funeral service. Kaye was born January 27, 1918 to William and Mildred Meyer in Chicago, IL . She graduated from Owatonna Senior High School. After high...
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Orville Lewis Young

September 12, 1920 - July 22, 2015

Orville Young passed away July 22, 2015, in Owatonna at the age of 94. He was born September 12, 1920 to parents Louis I and Minnie (Robinson) Young. Orville attended school in Medford graduating from Medford Senor High in 1940. He enjoyed sports in high school earning letters in baseball, basketball, and football including being the captain of the football team his senior year. After high...
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Victor J Rysavy

August 29, 1926 - July 18, 2015

Victor John Rysavy, age 88, of Owatonna died July 18, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna with Reverend John Sauer presiding. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home from 4:00...
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Wilma Brase

January 17, 1931 - July 14, 2015

Wilma J. Brase, age 84, of Medford, died July 14, 2015 at Medford Senior Care Center. Funeral service is set for Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Medford with Rev. Mark Biebighauser presiding. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Friday, July 17, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Medford Funeral Home (310 – E. Central...
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Ronald L Schleif

July 5, 2015

Ronald Leo Schleif, 77 Ron died peacefully July 5, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House surrounded by family. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Inurnment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 –...
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Helen Klapperich

May 13, 1914 - July 2, 2015

Helen Lou Almendinger Klapperich died peacefully at Medford Senior Care Center on July 2, 2015 in Medford, MN at the age of 101. Friends may greet the family from 5-7 PM Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Medford Funeral Home (310 E. Central) and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday July 7, at the Congregational United Church of Christ of Medford, MN,...
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Audrey Blackbourn

September 6, 1929 - June 15, 2015

Audrey Marie Blackbourn, age 85, of Owatonna, formerly of Edina, passed away peacefully June 15, 2015, at the Homestead Hospice House, with her daughters at her side. Audrey was born to Harry and Wilma Wehling in Chicago, IL. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Minneapolis where she grew up and graduated from Washburn High School. While attending college Audrey met Bruce Blackbourn at...
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Kenneth "Ken" John Dillemuth

July 4, 1930 - May 29, 2015

Kenneth Dillemuth, age 84, passed away May 29, 2015 at Koda Living community. Friends may greet the family Wednesday June 3, 2015 from 5-7 PM at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday June 4, at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna. Interment will be at a later date. Military Honors...
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Francis Weller

June 3, 1963 - May 27, 2015

Francis Galan Weller, age 51, passed away at his home in Owatonna. Francis was born June 3, 1963 in Rota, Spain. In 1966 he came here with his parents and they settled in New Ulm, MN. He attended South Central Community College in Albert Lea where he received a 2 year degree in heating and air conditioning. In 1986 he married Darcy Hess and they had two children Joshua and Nicole. He worked...
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Lorraine Habiger

September 17, 1932 - May 22, 2015

Lorraine Helen Habiger, 82, of Owatonna died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may greet the family starting at 10:00 am until the time of service. A parish rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. A reception will be held after mass at the Brick Meger Funeral...
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Mildred "Millie" Ahlers

March 5, 1924 - May 11, 2015

Mildred "Millie" Ahlers, age 91, of Owatonna, passed away May 11, 2015 at St Lucas Care Center in Faribault. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral starting at 1:00 PM. Mildred was born March 5, 1924 to Helmer and Julia Hendrickson in Owatonna. She graduated from...
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Donald Charles Morman

July 28, 1937 - April 29, 2015

Donald Morman, age 77, passed away at Clare Bridge Assisted Living on April 29, 2015. Friends may greet the family from 4-6 PM Wednesday, May 6th at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral liturgy at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM Thursday, May 7th at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Military Honors will be provided by the Steel County Funeral Unit. ...
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Marie Frances James

April 5, 1919 - April 28, 2015

Marie James, age 96, passed away April 28, 2015 at the Owatonna Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna, with a one hour visitation prior to the funeral starting at 9:30 AM at the church. There will be a rosary recited at 10:00 AM in the church by the Catholic Daughters of America. Marie Frances James was born on a farm...
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Greg Fischer

April 27, 2015

Gregory Allan Fischer, 61, of New Richland passed away April 27, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Greg was born May 11, 1953 in Owatonna, MN, the oldest son of Robert and Patricia Fischer. Greg graduated from Marian High School in Owatonna in 1971, and continued his education at Mankato State University with a degree in Business. Greg married his high school sweetheart Diane ...
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Matthew Slater

May 26, 1948 - April 21, 2015

Matthew T. Slater, age 66, passed away April 21, 2015, at the Owatonna Care Center. Funeral service will be at 2PM Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) with a one hour visitation prior to the service starting at 1PM. Military Honors will be provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit.
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Kay Frances Kummeth

December 30, 1936 - April 17, 2015

Kay Frances (Gilbertson) Kummeth peacefully passed on April 17, 2015 at the age of 78. She was born December 30, 1936 in Wells, MN to Herbert and Edna (Schultz) Gilbertson. Kay was the devoted and loving wife of the late Eugene Paul Kummeth. Beloved mother of Douglas (Janet) Kummeth of Midland, MI, George Kummeth of Denver, CO, Barbara Kummeth of Lakewood, CO and Robert (Heather) of Anthem, AZ....
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Rudy E Mollenhauer

April 16, 2015

Rudy E. Mollenhauer, 70 Rudy E. Mollenhauer 1944–2015 Owatonna—Rudy E. Mollenhauer of Owatonna died April 16, 2015 at his home. A memorial service is set Sunday April 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family on Sunday from 12:30 pm until the time of services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Steele Center...
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Elmer E Mees

April 10, 2015

Elmer E. Mees of Owatonna died April 10, 2015 at Traditions II in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna with Rev. John Sauer presiding. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna with Military Honors by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, April...
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James Donald Postlewaite

June 7, 1940 - April 8, 2015

James Donald "Postie" Postlewaite, 74, of Owatonna died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at his home in Owatonna. His final week was filled with laughter, shared memories, telephone calls and heartfelt goodbyes in an outpouring of affection from family and friends. Jim died from a serious heart condition diagnosed in 1985, counting himself blessed for the thirty extra years he had. Jim was born June 7...
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Eldred M. Phillips

August 9, 1925 - April 3, 2015

Eldred Mathew Phillips, age 89, of Owatonna, passed away April 3, 2015, at Koda Living in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd), with a Medford/ Deerfield Knights of Columbus Rosary being recited at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am Wednesday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna, with a...
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Lane Gigstead

April 3, 2015

Lane H. Gigstead, age 73, of Owatonna, passed away April 3, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Arrangements are pending.
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Sarah Underwood

March 31, 2015

Sarah Underwood, age 95, passed away March 31, 2015, at Traditions II, in Owatonna. Funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) with the Rev. Katherine Gibson Christensen presiding. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral starting at 10:00 am. Interment will be at Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Sarah E.O. Underwood was...
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Reuben Rasmussen

February 21, 1926 - March 29, 2015

Reuben Rasmussen, age 89, passed away March 29, 2015 at Medford Senior Care. Friends may greet the family 5-7 PM Wednesday, April 1 at the Medford Funeral Home (310 E. Central) and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Thursday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Medford. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the...
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Paul Srsen

January 26, 1946 - March 28, 2015

Paul Srsen, age 69, of Owatonna, passed away March 28, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Memorial service will be Saturday, April 4, at 11:00 am at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, (1603 Austin Rd.) Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service starting at 10:00 am. Paul was born January 26, 1946, to Wencl and Emma (Padrnos) Srsen, in Blooming Prairie, MN. He grew up on...
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Rita Schiller

February 4, 1932 - March 22, 2015

Rita T. Schiller longtime resident of Steele County died March 22, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00 at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. John Sauer presiding. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery at Litomysl. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home...
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James Dempsey

November 13, 1936 - March 14, 2015

Jim Dempsey longtime resident of Medford died peacefully at his home on March 14, 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer. A memorial service is set for Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Medford Funeral Home (310 – East Central Ave.). Friends may greet the family form 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the funeral home on Thursday. A private family interment will take place at Meadow Ridge...
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Libbie Wencl

March 10, 2015

Libbie Wencl, age 101, passed away March 10, 2015, at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00AM Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Rev. John Sauer presiding. Friends may greet the family from 9:30AM on Wednesday until the time of the funeral at church. There will be a parish rosary recited at 9:15 AM at church before the visitation....
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William "Bill" Smith

June 22, 1934 - March 8, 2015

William "Bill" Smith of Owatonna died March 8, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church (512 – South Elm St. Owatonna.)Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Steele County Funeral Unit. Friends may greet on Thursday from 9:00 am until the time of...
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Rodney Douglas Anderson

January 22, 1923 - March 5, 2015

Rodney D. Anderson, age 92, of Owatonna, passed away March 5, 2015, at the Faribault Care Center. Friends may greet the family from 9:30-11:30 AM Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) Memorial service will follow at 11:30 AM at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dick Steffen presiding. Interment at Kviteseid Cemetery, in Milan, MN, will be the following day. ...
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Pedro J. Garza, Sr.

March 1, 2015

Pedro J. Garza Sr. of Owatonna died March 1, 2015 at Owatonna Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in (810 – South Cedar Avenue, Owatonna) with Rev. Brian Sutton presiding. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the funeral liturgy at the church on Wednesday. A family...
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John Henry Seykora

November 11, 1932 - February 23, 2015

John Henry Seykora, age 82, of Jacksonville, FL, formerly of Owatonna, passed away Feb. 23, 2015 in Jacksonville. Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Wednesday, March 4, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd, Owatonna) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday, March 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, (810 S. Cedar...
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Jean Mae Weber

October 4, 1945 - February 22, 2015

Jean M. Weber, age 69 of Owatonna died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:30 am at St. John Lutheran Church in Owatonna with Pastor Dave Klawiter presiding. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) and one...
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Jesse Pike, Jr.

October 28, 1941 - February 17, 2015

Jesse Bertram Pike Jr, 73, of Owatonna died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at his home in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Friday, February 27 2015, from 3:00-7:00 pm at Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna). A family internment and life celebration will happen at a later date. Jesse was born on October 28th, 1941 in Hope, MN to Jesse & Evelyn (Ringhofer) Pike. He...
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Mel J Ptacek

February 16, 2015

Melvin "Mel" J. Ptacek, age 81, lifelong resident of Owatonna, MN, entered his heavenly home on February 16th, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. MN. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, February...
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Gerald "Jake" E Schiltz

February 10, 2015

Gerald "Jake" E. Schiltz, 83 Gerald E. Schiltz, longtime resident of Owatonna died February 10, 2015 at Owatonna Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday February 14, 2015 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna with John Sauer presiding. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Saturday from 9:30 am until the time of...
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Bernadine "Bunny" Butler

February 4, 2015

Bernadine Mae (Bunny) Seykora Butler, a lifelong resident of Owatonna, died on February 4, 2015, at the Owatonna Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, at 11 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna, with Reverend Edward F. McGrath presiding. Internment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday,...
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Alice Henry

February 4, 2015

Alice J. Henry, age 96, lifelong resident of Owatonna, MN, entered her heavenly home on February 4th, 2015, at the Medford Care Center, Medford, MN. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday, February 9th, 2015, at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna with Rev. John Sauer presiding. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Friends may greet the...
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Herbert M. "Herb" Rund

December 16, 1930 - February 1, 2015

Herb Rund of Owatonna died Feb. 1, 2015 at Sterling House in Faribault. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna with Rev. Brian Sutton presiding. Interment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Friends may greet the family for one hour prior to the funeral liturgy. Herbert was born on...
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Ray McArthur

January 4, 1926 - January 27, 2015

Ray H. McArthur, 89, of Baxter, MN entered into God's arms on January 27, 2015. Ray Henry was born on January 4, 1926 in Calloway, MN to Ray & Ethel McArthur. He graduated from Waubon H.S. in 1943, and soon after he enlisted in the Army AirCorp from 1944-1946 & served in WWII, where he was a member of the Strategic Air Command. He was called back to the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1952 & served in...
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Donald Renchin

May 25, 1953 - January 26, 2015

ALBERT LEA—Donald Renchin, age 61, formerly of Owatonna, passed away from natural causes, Jan. 26, 2015, at his home in Albert Lea. Donnie was born to Walter and Janet (Spinler) Renchin, May 25, 1953 in Owatonna. He grew up on the family farm in Somerset Township and graduated from OHS in 1971. He was an avid reader, and a local history buff. He will be missed by his family. Donnie is...
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Gail Rysavy

March 19, 1957 - January 23, 2015

Gail Ann Rysavy 1957 - 2015 Geneva, MN - Rysavy, Gail Ann age 57, of Geneva passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Friday January 23, 2015. She was born on March 19, 1957 in Owatonna, MN to Ludwig and Colleen Borchert. Gail was raised south of Owatonna and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1975. She was united in marriage to Michael John Rysavy in June of 1977. Gail enjoyed...
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Walter Hines Jr.

December 2, 1928 - January 23, 2015

Walter (Bud) Leo Hines Jr., 86, died Friday, January 23, 2015. Friends may greet the family from 9-11am Tuesday, January 27 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home. Interment will follow the visitation at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Bud was born in St. Louis, MO on December 2nd of 1928, the son of Waldo Lee and Loretta (Larkin) Hines. He attended St. Louis University High...
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Joyce Larson

February 2, 1942 - January 21, 2015

Joyce M. Larson longtime resident of Deerfield Township, rural Steele County died January 21, 2015 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, January 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church in Medford. Friends may greet the family on Sunday Jan. 25, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road,...
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Loretta Keahey

February 24, 1920 - January 20, 2015

Loretta Helen Keahey (nee Ringhofer) Loretta died peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at the age of 94. She is survived by her daughter Mary (Bill) Weishaar , son John(Patricia) Keahey, grandson Jason (Tara) Weishaar and great-granddaughter Gracie. She is preceded in death by her loving husband George and cherished grandson Michael Keahey. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, Jan....
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William "Bill" Manderfeld

June 16, 1936 - January 20, 2015

William "Bill" Manderfeld, age 78, passed away, January 20, 2015, at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Friends may greet the family Jan. 23, from 3:30 – 7:00 PM at the Medford Funeral Home, (310 E. Central) a Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 24, at Christ the King Church in Medford. There will be a one...
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Irene Aase

March 6, 1918 - January 13, 2015

Irene E. (Sower) Aase, 96, of Owatonna died at the Owatonna Care Center Nursing Home on Monday, Jan. 13, 2015. Irene was born on March 6,1918 in Waseca County. She was the daughter of Levi and Carrie (Eppembach) Sower. She married Stanley Aase in June of 1938 at Moland Lutheran Chruch. Following their marriage they farmed for many years until retirement in the early 1980's. They moved into...
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Delores Von Ruden

September 29, 1927 - January 12, 2015

Delores Dorothy Von Ruden, 87, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015, in her home in Owatonna. She was born September 29, 1927, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ernest and Ida (Sell) Mertinke and attended local area schools. To help aid the production effort during World War II, she, her mother and sister Beverly moved to the Seattle area and worked in the Boeing aircraft plant in...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Kroells

January 9, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Kroells, 86, lifelong resident of Belle Plaine, died January 9, 2015, at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine, with her family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11:00 AM Tuesday, January, 13 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church, Belle Plaine, with Father Tim Yanta presiding. Burial will be at Sacred Heart cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 4-8 PM...
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Audrey Hammel

February 21, 1918 - January 6, 2015

Audrey Lewis Hammel, who lived a full and gracious life, died on January 6, 2015 at the Homestead House in Owatonna, MN. Audrey was born on February 21, 1918 in Minneapolis to Frank and Nettie (Twiford) Lewis. Her husband, Donald L. Hammel in 1989, preceded her in death. Audrey is survived by her three children, Paul (Celeste) of California; Jennifer (Ernest Abel) of Michigan; Allan (Cynthia)...
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Ronald Meixner

January 15, 1934 - January 5, 2015

Ronald Meixner, age 80, of Owatonna, passed away January 5, 2015, at the Homestead Hospice House, in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11:00 AM Monday, January 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church (512 S. Elm) in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 AM until the time of the funeral mass at the church. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, with military honors provided by the...
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Gilbert M. Mills

October 8, 1935 - December 31, 2014

Gilbert Mills, age 79, of Owatonna, passed away December 31, 2014 at Missions Nursing home in Plymouth MN. He is survived by children, Lois Price, of Owatonna, David Mills of Faribault; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter and all of his siblings. A memorial visitation will be from 2-4PM Sunday Jan. 4, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home.
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Maurice Robertson

June 5, 1942 - December 28, 2014

Maurice Robertson, age 72, of Owatonna, passed away December 28, 2014, at the V.A. Hospital in Minneapolis. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Friday, Jan. 2, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd) and one hour prior to the memorial mass at church. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. Military honors will be provided by...
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Mark V Smith

December 23, 2014

Mark V. Smith of Medford died December 23, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in rural Steele County. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at 11:00 am at Christ the King Church in Medford with Rev. Edward McGrath presiding. Interment will be at the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the...
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Lawrence Bates

April 14, 1930 - December 17, 2014

Lawrence Bates, age 84, passed away Dec. 17, 2014, at Homestead Hospice House, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Friday, Dec. 19, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd) and one hour prior to the funeral at church, a Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 7 PM at the funeral home. Funeral Mass is set for 2:00 PM Saturday, Dec. 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church ...
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