Celebrity Obituaries

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Norbert Leo Schrom

June 10, 1937 - April 29, 2016

Norbert Leo Schrom, age 78, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, Minnesota. Norbert was born June 10, 1937, as the son of Edward and Roselyn (Spindler) Schrom in Owatonna. After attending country school, Norbert continued to work on the family farm. He enlisted in the Navy in 1955 and proudly served his...
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Elaine Alvarez

September 15, 1935 - April 22, 2016

Elaine LaVonne Alvarez (Kasper), 80, passed away in Austin, TX on Friday, April 22, 2016. She was born to Olga (Stransky) and Valdimore Kasper of Owatonna, MN. Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd, Owatonna) with Deacon Pat Fagan presiding. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home...
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Jerome John Wanous

May 8, 1924 - April 15, 2016

Jerome John Wanous, age 91, of Owatonna, died April 15, 2016, at Koda Living Community. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday April 19, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, (1603 Austin Rd, Owatonna). Friends may greet the family from 12:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home before the funeral service. Interment will be at the Bohemian National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the...
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Mary Therese (Tee) Cashman Morris

April 13, 2016

Mary Therese (Tee) Cashman Morris, 91, died on April 13, 2016 of cancer at Homestead Hospice House of Owatonna surrounded by her loving family. Tee, the eleventh of twelve children, was born and raised in Owatonna as were her parents before her, Michael Richard and Mary Quinn Cashman. Tee attended St. Mary's Academy in Owatonna and Owatonna High School, graduating with the Class of 1945. Tee...
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Lee E Bass

April 10, 2016

Lee Emerson Bass, 81, of Owatonna formerly of Hope, passed away April 10, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. Lee was born February 10, 1935, in Westbrook, MN. He was the son of Harrison and Dorothy (Berger) Bass. Lee graduated from Westbrook High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Lee was united in marriage to Marlys Leske on May 12, 1957, at the Evangelical...
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Nina C Diercks

April 1, 2016

Nina C. Diercks, 86 Nina C, (Butler) Diercks died April 1, 2016 at the Owatonna Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna with Reverend Edward F. McGrath presiding, preceded by visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Private burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Dodge Center. Nina was born to Joseph and...
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Danny Blaha

March 28, 1952 - March 23, 2016

Daniel Jon Blaha, age 63, died March 23, 2016, at the Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato. Friends may greet the family from 4-8 PM Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 2, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (632 South Broad Street, Mankato) Interment Sacred...
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Ivy Watkins

May 19, 1916 - March 21, 2016

Ivy Hellena Watkins, age 99, died March 21, 2016 at Koda Living Community. Funeral service is set for 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 30 at the Brick- Meger Funeral Home. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral starting at 1:00 PM. Ivy Hellena Webster was born in Hackney, London on May 19, 1916, the daughter of Edward and Estelle (Chapman) Watkins. Ivy married Ronald Watkins in...
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Bonnie Lou Petersen

September 2, 1940 - March 16, 2016

Bonnie Lou Petersen, age 75, of Owatonna passed away March 16, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 2-4 PM Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Monday, March 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna with the interment at Ft. Snelling...
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William "Will" Wagner

November 12, 1951 - March 16, 2016

William "Will" Wagner, age 64, of Owatonna, died March 16, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House, in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for 2:00 PM Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) with Rev. Edward McGrath presiding. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral starting at 1:00 PM. Will was born November 12, 1951, to parents William and Wanda ...
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Edna H. Cummins

March 16, 2016

Edna H. Cummins, 97 Edna Helen Horak was born in Owatonna on March 15, 1919, the eldest daughter of Anna (Shimpach) and Adolph Horak, and passed away at Homestead Hospice House on March 16, 2016, one day after celebrating her 97th birthday. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, at 11:00 AM at Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road). Friends may greet the family on Saturday...
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Ruben Spinler

October 31, 1928 - March 14, 2016

Rev. Ruben C. Spinler, age 87, of Montgomery, died March 14, 2016, at his home. Funeral mass will be 12:00 noon Friday, March 18, 2016, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, in Litomysl. Friends may greet the family from 4-8:00 PM Thursday, March 17, at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Interment will be at the church...
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Gregory Horecka

February 26, 1951 - March 10, 2016

Gregory James Horecka, age 65, of Owatonna, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home, March 10, 2016. Friends may greet the family from 4-8 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. Interment Sacred Heart...
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Carl A. Fritz Stockton

April 6, 1936 - March 10, 2016

Carl Allen Stockton, age 79, born April 6, 1936, in Nauvoo, IL, to Carl and Clara Stockton, died peacefully in the arms of his loving family on March 10, 2016 in Owatonna, MN. Friends may greet the family from 2-5 PM Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin RD) Funeral services will be held in his hometown of Donnellson, IA at Embury United Methodist Church, Thursday,...
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William "Bill" Whiting, Sr.

August 19, 1919 - February 24, 2016

William Wallace Whiting, 96, died Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Medford Senior Care Center. He was born on August 19, 1919, in Owatonna, MN, the son of Egbert Kilbourne and May Hays Whiting. He attended Owatonna schools, graduating from Owatonna High School in 1936. He attended Grinnell College and the University of Arizona. His education was interrupted when his father died and he returned...
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Gary Adams Parsons

February 20, 2016

Gary A. Parsons, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Owatonna on Saturday, February 20, 2016. His passing was the result of 23 years of Parkinson's disease. Gary was born on December 31, 1930 at the Owatonna Hospital to Robert A. and Alemda Parsons. Gary married Angeline Olson on May 13, 1954. They had four children: Robert, Cynthia, Margaret, and Daniel. He enlisted in the...
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James Rogers

January 2, 1961 - January 27, 2016

James Owen Rogers, age 55, died on January 27, 2016 in Owatonna. Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Friday, February 12, 2016 at Bethel Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family one hour prior the funeral service at the church at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Owatonna.
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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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