Celebrity Obituaries

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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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Romaine Lydia Church

March 20, 1935 - December 5, 2014

Romaine L. Church lifelong resident of Owatonna died Dec. 5, 2014 at the Owatonna Hospital. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at 11:00 am at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) with Rev. Todd Buegler from Trinity Lutheran Church presiding. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the time of...
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Maxine Shoden

August 11, 1925 - November 28, 2014

Maxine E. Shoden of Owatonna died November 28, 2014 at Koda Living Community, formerly of the Brooks. Memorial service is set for 1:00 pm Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) with Rev. Jean Stewart presiding. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour before the time of service at the funeral home...
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Robert Grove McDermott

July 31, 1921 - November 22, 2014

Robert Grove McDermott Sr., age 93, of Owatonna, died November 22, 2014, at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Bob was born July 31, 1921 in Farmington, MN to Robert Vincent and Evelyn (Grove) McDermott. He attended Farmington Public Schools and graduated from Farmington High in 1939. After graduation Bob worked for a local grocery store and studied Morse code hoping to work for the...
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Marion "Marv" Wright

August 1, 1938 - November 18, 2014

Marion "Marv" Wright 1938–2014 Owatonna—Marion "Marv" Wright, longtime resident of Owatonna died Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her home. Funeral service is set for 11:30 am Saturday, November, 22, 2014 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (220 – South Cedar, Owatonna) Friends may greet the family on Saturday from 9:30 am until the time of services at the church. Marion was born on August 1, 1938...
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Herbert J Chmelik

January 1, 1929 - November 18, 2014

Herbert Chmelik 1929–2014 Owatonna—On the morning of Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Herbert John Chmelik, passed away at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus in Rochester, MN after a brief illness. Herb was 85 years old. Herb J. Chmelik was born in Racine, Wisconsin on January 1, 1929, to Rudolph and Martha (Renchin) Chmelik. He was the second of twelve children. Herb grew up on a farm in...
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Thomas Petri

July 2, 1931 - November 16, 2014

On the morning of Sunday, November 16, 2014, Thomas Allen Petri, passed away at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, MN after a 3-year battle with prostate cancer. Tom was 83 years old. Thomas A. Petri was born in Loomis, WI on July 2, 1931 to Hildegard Katherine (Kaufman) and Paul W. Petri. He was the second of four children. Tom grew up in a small farm in Loomis, WI and attended a two...
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Audrey Mae Strawmatt

November 6, 2014

Audrey M. Strawmatt, 77 Audrey M. Strawmatt lifelong resident of Steele Center went to heaven November 6, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. Funeral service is set for Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna with Rev. Dean Smith presiding. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home ...
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LaVonne J. Racek

October 11, 1931 - October 30, 2014

LaVonne J. Racek , 83, died peacefully October 30, 2014 at Park Place in Owatonna. She was born October 11, 1931 in rural Steele County to Adolph and Anna (Nelson) Elton. She graduated from Ellendale High School in 1950. LaVonne was united in marriage to Lawrence Racek at Associated Church in Owatonna. They made their home in Owatonna where she worked as a CNA for over 30 years at Cederview,...
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Valerie Ptacek

August 26, 1970 - October 30, 2014

Valerie Jane Ptacek, age 44, passed away peacefully, October 30, 2014 at her home in Owatonna, after her lifelong battle with diabetes. Friends may greet the family Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 from 4-7:30 PM at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd) and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, at 1:30PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna....
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Gilbert F. Herget

September 23, 1920 - October 30, 2014

On October 30, 2014 Gilbert Franz Herget, age 94, was called home to the open arms of Jesus. Friends may greet the family Sunday, Nov. 2, from 3-5PM, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, (1603 Austin Rd) and one hour before the funeral mass. Mass of Christian burial is set for Monday, Nov. 3, at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church, Owatonna. A Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 2:45PM on...
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Delbert "Dell" A Jones

October 29, 2014

Delbert A. "Del" Jones, 57 Delbert A. Jones of Owatonna died October 29, 2014 at the Owatonna Care Center where he resided for a short time. Funeral Service is set for Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at St. John Lutheran Church, Owatonna, with the Rev. David Klawiter presiding. Interment will follow at Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Friends may greet the family on Friday one hour before...
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Melvin "Tank" Warner

October 22, 2014

Melvin "Tank" Warner, age 75, longtime resident of Medford, died Oct. 22, 2014 at his home after an extended illness. Memorial service is set for Monday Oct. 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm at Medford Funeral Home (310 – East Central Ave – Medford) with interment to follow at Union Cemetery in Medford. Friends may greet the family from 3:00 pm until the time of services at the funeral home on Monday. A...
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Roland Harold Dahl

July 25, 1925 - October 19, 2014

Roland Harold Dahl, of Blooming Prairie, age 89, died October 19, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, in Rochester. Ronnie Dahl was born July 25, 1925, in Dodge County, MN to Harold and Lydia (Baumgartner) Dahl. He served in the Philippines during WWII for the United States Navy from 1943-1946. After the service he came back home to work for Lysne Construction, during this time is when he met his...
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Edward Kath

September 28, 1927 - October 8, 2014

Edward John Kath, 87, died on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Hospice House in Owatonna, MN. Ed was born on September 28th, 1927 in Waseca, MN to Albert and Marge (Studer) Kath. Ed grew up in Waseca, MN. He attended Waseca Country School until the 8th grade and then farmed and worked at E.F. Johnson in Waseca until 1956. Edward married Kathleen Fogarty on April 27, 1950 in Waseca, MN. They were...
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William "Bill" Keller

October 6, 2014

William "Bill" Keller, 62 William D. Keller lifelong resident of Owatonna died October 6, 2014 at his home. A memorial service is planned for Monday, October 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1063 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery with military honors provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Friends may greet the family one hour...
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Raymond Myron Hrdlichka

December 15, 1938 - October 1, 2014

Raymond Hrdlichka, age 76, of Owatonna left this earth October 1, 2014, with his family by his side, to be reunited with his wife, Carol, who was the love of his life and has been waiting for him in the eternal life. Friends may greet the family Sunday, October 5, from 3-5PM at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral Service will be...
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Raymond Joseph Prondzinski

May 22, 1931 - September 29, 2014

Ray Prondzinski, age 83, passed away at his home on September 29, 2014. Friends may greet the family from 1-4 PM Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd) Interment will be at a later date. Raymond Joseph Prondzinski, was born in Little Falls, to parents Joseph and Martha (Podraza) Prondzinski. He spent his younger years with his siblings at the Minnesota State...
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Susan Marie Wacek

January 5, 1957 - September 27, 2014

Susan M. Wacek of rural Claremont died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Saturday, Sept 27, 2014. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late July. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 2:00 pm Friday, October 3, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Friday from 11:00 am until the time of...
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Scott Ulrich

January 27, 1980 - September 22, 2014

Scott Joseph Ulrich, 34 Scott J. Ulrich of Longmont, CO formerly of Owatonna died September 22, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Friends may greet the family on Monday, September 29, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and one hour before the time of the service at the funeral home. Funeral services are set for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603...
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Jean Mitchell

November 20, 1919 - September 22, 2014

Jean Lucille Mitchell, age 94, passed away September 22, 2014, at Koda Living Community. Funeral Mass is set for Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna, with a one hour visitation prior to the service starting at 9:30am. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. A Catholic Daughters of America rosary will be recited at 10:00 am in the church. Jean was born...
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Elaine E Sigstad

August 31, 2014

Elaine Evelyn Hotzler Sigstad Born March 12, 1931 in rural Morton County, MN, the daughter of Arthur and Grace (Baldwin) Hotzler. At the age of two, the family moved to Mountain Lake, MN. She graduated from Mountain Lake High School with honors in 1949. Elaine then attended St. Mary's School of Nursing in Rochester, MN, graduating in 1952. Upon graduation, she worked at St. Mary's Hospital...
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Dean R Lechner

August 25, 2014

Dean Lechner, Age 54, passed away August 25, 2014 at the Owatonna Care Center. Dean Robert Lechner was born on July 17, 1960 to Robert and Loretta (Gerszewski) Lechner in Grand Forks, ND. The family moved to California in 1962 staying out there for 11 years and then returning to Minnesota in 1973. In his early years he obtained his Eagle Scout status by completing a tree clearing project in...
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Tilmer S. Hanson

January 29, 1917 - August 17, 2014

Tilmer S. Hanson, 97, of Medford died on Aug. 17, 2014 at Pleasant Manor Care Center in Faribault. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 21st at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 at St. John Lutheran Church, Owatonna, with Pastor Dave Klawiter officiating. Interment will be in Owatonna...
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Lynn Van Osdale

August 3, 2014

Lynn Van Osdale, 55 Lynn was born August 8th, 1958 in Cleveland Ohio; the daughter of John and Emy Van Osdale. She graduated from Menomonie Senior High School, Menomonie, WI in 1976. Lynn attended the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation. She continued her studies obtaining a degree in in Nursing from the...
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Kevin "China" Bass

August 3, 2014

Kevin L. Bass, 49 Kevin "China" L. Bass of Ellendale died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in rural New Richland on Aug. 3, 2014. Funeral service is set for Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Ellendale with Rev. Randy Cirksena presiding. Burial will commence at Berlin Township Cemetery in rural Steele County. Friends may greet the family on...
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Mary A. Supalla

December 20, 1942 - July 29, 2014

Mary A. Supalla, 71 Owatonna—Mary A. Supalla died July 29, 2014 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. A memorial service is set for Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family on Saturday from 11:00 am until the time of services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Mary was...
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Terry Nelson

June 23, 1933 - July 21, 2014

Terry M. Nelson longtime resident of Owatonna died July 21, 2014 at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Brick – Meger funeral Home (1603 – Austin...
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Stanley Glen Ennis

July 15, 1928 - July 18, 2014

Stanley G. Ennis , Age 86 of Owatonna died July 18th, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna, MN. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, July 24th, from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna, MN. and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on...
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Gladys Lehmberg

December 13, 1923 - July 16, 2014

Gladys Marie Lehmberg, age 90, of Owatonna, passed away on July 16, 2014, at Koda Living Community. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral service will be at 2:00 pm Friday, July 18, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1909 St. Paul Rd. Owatonna. Interment: Forrest Hill...
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Carl H Matzke

July 13, 2014

Carl Henry Matzke, 85, of Owatonna, died at KODA Living Community, July 13, 2014. Funeral service is set for 11:00 am Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Associated Church in Owatonna. Interment will be at a later date at Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour...
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Rudolph Rudy Halla

July 8, 2014

Rudolph L. "Rudy" Halla, 90 Rudolph L. Halla of Owatonna died July 8, 2014 at Traditions of Owatonna. Mass of Christian burial is set for Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Friday, July 11, 2014 from 4 – 7pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road,...
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Justin James Schuler

June 30, 2014

Justin J. Schuler of Owatonna died June 30, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester as a result of a tragic ATV accident. Funeral service is set for Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 4 -8 pm at Brick – Meger funeral home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour before the time of services...
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Marguerite Mary Davis

October 5, 1927 - June 28, 2014

Marguerite (née Anderson) Davis, of Owatonna, age 86, passed away June 28, 2014, at Homestead Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Friends may greet the family on Wed. from 9:30 am until the funeral liturgy. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Marguerite was born Oct. 5, 1927 in St. Paul, MN, the...
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Sally Dillemuth

August 18, 1930 - June 22, 2014

Marcella "Sally" Lora Dillemuth, of Owatonna, age 83 passed away June 22, 2014, at Homestead Hospice. Visitation will be 5-7 PM June 25, 2014 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church, with a parish rosary to be recited at 7 pm at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Thursday June 26, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,...
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Karson C Concannon

June 9, 2014

Karson C. Concannon Karson C. Concannon infant son of Cody and Rachel Concannon died June 9, 2014 at Owatonna Hospital. Karson is survived by his parents Cody and Rachel (Edmond) Concannon, his brothers Kale and Keegan. Paternal grandparents Curtis and Patty Concannon of Owatonna; Maternal Grandparents Cara Olson of New Richland and William Edmond. Great-Grandparents Bea Concannon, Gert Een,...
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Patricia Ann "Pat" Kittelson

June 7, 2014

Pat was born on Dec. 6, 1936 in St. Paul, MN to Ernie & Vi (Nelson) Caron. The family lived in St. Paul, Minneapolis and Conway, Arkansas before they settled in Owatonna in 1951. Pat graduated from Owatonna High School in 1955. She worked at the Owatonna Public Library until her marriage to Gordon Kittelson, of Albert Lea, on April 27, 1957 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Pat worked for J.C....
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Ann Miller

June 3, 2014

Ann was born on May 27, 1920 in Somerset Township, Steele County to Frank & Francis (Jirele) Klecker. She attended country school in Somerset Township. Ann was united in marriage to Andrew H. Miller on September 26, 1944 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. They made their home in Owatonna and later bought a farm south of Owatonna where they raised four children. Ann worked as a cook...
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Suzanne Torgerson

June 1, 2014

Suzanne Marie Torgerson, age 77, of Owatonna, passed away at her home on Sunday June 1, 2014. A private family service is scheduled at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, where she will be interred with her husband of 58 years, Dale "Torg" Torgerson. Suzanne, the daughter of George and Grace (Lewis), was born July 28, 1936 in Faribault, Minnesota. Following her graduation from Bethlehem Academy...
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Dr. John N Schoen

May 30, 2014

John N. Schoen, 95 John N. Schoen lifelong resident of the Owatonna and Medford areas died May 30, 2014 at Homestead Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11:00 am Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Christ the King Church in Medford. Friends may greet the family on Monday, June 2, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour before the...
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Merle Broich

July 15, 1942 - May 25, 2014

Owatonna - Merle Eugene Broich, 71, of Owatonna, died Sunday, May 25, 2014 peacefully at home. He was born July 15, 1942 in Ortonville, the son of Irving and Irene (Schmidt) Broich. Merle graduated from Ortonville High School and Wahpeton Technical School in Mechanical Drafting. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960-1964. He returned from the service and married Margaret Scriver in...
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Margaret Rasmussen

October 26, 1923 - April 30, 2014

Margaret Rasmussen, age 90, of Medford, formerly of Owatonna, passed away April, 30th 2014 at the Medford Senor Care Center. Margaret was born October 26, 1923 in Somerset Township rural Steele County the daughter of Peter and Frances (Seykora) Kubat. On June 14, 1952 Margaret was united in marriage to Reuben Paul Rasmussen at Associated Church in Owatonna. Following their marriage the...
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Lorren Church

April 23, 2014

Lorren C. Church, 85, longtime resident of Owatonna died April 23, 2014 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) with Pastor Julie Malone of Trinity Lutheran Church presiding. Friends may greet the family one hour before the time of services on Saturday. Interment will...
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Norman A. Danielson

June 23, 1934 - April 18, 2014

Norman Ambrose Danielson, age 79, passed away on April 18, 2014, at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM, Monday April 21, 2014 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Tuesday April 22, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Bear Creek Cemetery in Grand Meadow. Norm Danielson was born...
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Judith "Judy" Kubista

April 16, 2014

Judy was born on March 30, 1945 in Waseca, MN to Harvey & Mae (Harris) Palas. She attended Meriden country school district #48. Judy graduated from Owatonna High School in 1964. She then attended Faribault Vo-Tech. Judy married John R. Kubista in 1965 and they later divorced. She managed the Owatonna Sinclair gas station and worked at Jerry's Supper Club as a cook. Judy also worked at...
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June G. Webster

September 12, 1933 - April 15, 2014

June G. Webster, 80, of Owatonna, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at St. Mary's hospital in Rochester. She was born to parents Lawrence and Lila Brown on September 10, 1933 in Menomonie, WI. June attended high school in Menomonie and in 1954 married Marshall Webster. They were married 52 years before he died in 2007. June was a homemaker and her interests included singing with the Sweet...
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Margaret L. Kubat

July 17, 1920 - April 9, 2014

Margaret L. Kubat lifelong resident of Steele County died April 9, 2014 at Claire Bridge Cottage of Owatonna. Funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 11:00 am at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) Friends may greet the family on Saturday from 9: 30 am until the time of services at the funeral home. A parish rosary will be recited at 9:15 am Sat. ...
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Adam Jensen

January 2, 1984 - April 1, 2014

Adam D. Jensen, 30 Adam D. Jensen of Meriden died April 1, 2014 in Owatonna from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Funeral service is set for Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran (2500 – 7th Avenue NE – Owatonna) with Rev. Greg Schlicker presiding. Friends may greet the family on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral...
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Elsie Panos

January 17, 1925 - April 1, 2014

Elsie M. Panos longtime resident of Medford died April 1, 2014 at Owatonna Care Center in Owatonna. Mass of Christian burial is set for Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:30 am at Christ the King Church in Medford. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Medford. Friends may greet the family on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Medford Funeral Home and one hour before the funeral mass at...
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Werner Halvorson

March 29, 2014

Werner Richard Halvorson, 81, of Owatonna passed away on March 29, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. Werner retired after teaching for many years at Medford High School. Werner is survived by his wife, Hanako Halvorson, of Owatonna; three sons, Lawrence (Diane) of Baton Rouge, LA; David (Tamera) of Colorado Springs, CO; Andre (Jennifer) of Naperville, IL; four grandchildren; three sibling...
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Eleanor Ann Christofferson

January 29, 1922 - March 14, 2014

Eleanor Ann Christofferson, age 92, of Owatonna, passed away March 14, 2014 at Koda Living Community. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM, Wednesday March 19, 2014, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) with a prayer service at 7 PM, and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Reverend Michael...
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