Our Obituaries

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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Virginia A Motl

March 12, 2014

Virginia A. Motl, 86 Virginia A. Motl of Blooming Prairie died March 12, 2014 at Prairie Manor Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 am Monday, March 17, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. Friends may greet the family on Sunday March 16, 2014 at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and one hour before the funeral...
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Audrey Mae Pirkl

March 9, 2014

Audrey Mae Pirkl, 76, of Owatonna died on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Koda Living Community, Owatonna. Memorial service will be at 10:30 on Thursday, March 13th at the First Lutheran Church of Hope with Pastor Sandy Miller officiating. An hour of visitation will precede the service at church. Audrey was born on May 3, 1937 in Austin, MN to Charles & Mildred Hart. She and her brother,...
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Patricia Ann Kaiser

September 5, 1924 - March 9, 2014

Patricia Kaiser passed away on March 9, 2014 at the age of 89. She was born on September 5, 1924 in Langdon, ND, to Frank and Alice Bear. The youngest of five siblings, Pat had a happy and interesting childhood. She lived in the Bear Hotel, the family-run business. She told many wonderful stories about her life in small town, depression-era North Dakota. Pat graduated from St. Alphonsus...
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Scot J Cockrell

March 8, 2014

Scot Jason Cockrell, 40, of Prior Lake, MN passed away at Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN on March 8, 2014. Scot graduated from Keokuk, IA High School with honors. He enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Airman Basic. He served 2 terms and excelled while he was enlisted. He attended the Airman Leadership School and graduated in the top 5 of his class. During his time in the...
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Betty M. Gainey

March 5, 2014

Betty M. Gainey, 88, of Owatonna died March 5, 2014, at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. Mass of Christian burial is set for Monday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. A private family interment will take at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, March 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Brick–Meger Funeral Home, 1603 Austin Rd., and...
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Robert "Bob" H Eiseman

February 20, 2014

Robert H. Eiseman, 79 Bob H. Eiseman, longtime resident of Owatonna died Feb. 20, 2014, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. A funeral service is set for Thursday, Feb. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at Brick–Meger Funeral Home, 1603 Austin Rd., Owatonna. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis on Friday, February 28, at 10:30 a.m. Friends may greet the family on...
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Erliss Kelzenberg

November 6, 1926 - February 18, 2014

Erliss Irene Kelzenberg, 87, passed away at Owatonna Hospital on February 18, 2014. She was born on a farm near Ellendale, Minnesota. She moved to Albert Lea area as a small child. Her parents were Alex Paulson and Stella (Hanson) Paulson. She attended country school and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1943. After graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper. She married Roland...
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Dale B Selthun

February 15, 2014

Dale B. Selthun, 78 Dale B. Selthun, of Medford died Feb. 15, 2014 at the V A Medical Center in Minneapolis. Services are set for Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.at the Medford funeral Home (310 – East Central Avenue, Medford.) Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Medford with Military rites provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Friends may greet the family one half...
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Clifford August Schoenfeld

October 13, 1920 - February 15, 2014

Clifford A. Schoenfeld, 93, of Medford died on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Owatonna Hospital. Funeral service is set for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Medford. Interment will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca. Friends may greet the family on Friday, Feb 21, 2014 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm at the Medford Funeral Home (310 – E. Central Ave. – Medford)...
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Bertha (Bert) Phillips

February 15, 2014

Bertha (Bert) Phillips, 71, of Medford, MN died on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at the Owatonna Homestead Hospice House. Bert was born & raised in Altona, NY. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Bud Phillips; her two daughters, Christine Romsa of Springfield, NE & Michele Houck of Myrtle Beach, SC; her two grandsons, Joseph & Jacob Romsa; and other family members. Private...
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Margaret Viola Brady

August 4, 1918 - February 11, 2014

Margaret V. Brady of Owatonna died Feb. 11, 2014 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road – Owatonna). Friends may greet the family one hour before the time of services. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Margaret was born August 4, 1918 in Deerfield Township rural...
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Marie Theresa Arnold

August 7, 1921 - February 11, 2014

Marie Theresa Arnold, age 92, of Owatonna, passed away February 11, 2014 at Koda Living Community, in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna, with a 1 hour visitation prior to the service starting at 9:00 am. A Medford/Deerfield Catholic Daughters of America rosary will be said at 9:00 am at the church. Interment...
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Mary Haberman

August 13, 1912 - February 11, 2014

Mary V. Haberman age 101 of rural Blooming Prairie died Feb. 11, 2014 at Prairie Manor in Blooming Prairie. Mass of Christian Burial is set Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl with Rev. Michael Cronin presiding. Burial will follow at Czech National Cemetery in rural Blooming Prairie. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 from 4:00 – 7...
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Irene Ptacek

April 27, 1915 - February 6, 2014

Irene M. Ptacek, age 98, of Owatonna, passed away February 6, 2014 at traditions II in Owatonna Irene Marie Ptacek, was born April 27, 1915 to William and Tina (Matejeck) Wanous in Owatonna. She attended school in Owatonna and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1931. She was united in marriage to Joseph Ptacek in 1933 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. Together the couple...
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Norma Nelle Swanson

December 31, 1925 - February 5, 2014

Norma Nelle (Wagner) Swanson, age 88, of Owatonna, passed away, February 5, 2014. Funeral service will be 10:30 am Monday, February 10, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna, with a visitation prior to the service starting at 9:00 am at the church. Norma Swanson was born Dec. 30, 1925, in Abingdon, IL, to E.E. and Flossie (Tolliver) Wagner. In Dec 1943, the family moved to California. ...
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Steven Von Bank

July 22, 1950 - January 30, 2014

Steven D. Von Bank lifelong resident of New Prague died January 30, 2014 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 am Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Church of St Wenceslaus in New Prague, MN. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Church of St. Wenceslaus and one hour before the funeral liturgy on Wed. Interment will be at the church...
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John Van Osdale

January 29, 2014

John Van Osdale, 81 John Van Osdale of Owatonna died January 29, 2014 suddenly at the Owatonna Hospital. A memorial service is set for Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna with Rev. Dean Smith presiding. Friends may greet the family one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Military Honors will be provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit...
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Stephen Ross

September 19, 1946 - January 26, 2014

Stephen Irwin Ross 1946-2014 OWATONNA - Stephen Irwin Ross, 67, died on January 26, 2014 at Homestead Hospice House following a courageous battle with colon cancer. Steve was born on September 19, 1946 in Rockwell City, IA, the son of Oliver and Hazel (Baker) Ross. Following graduation from Mankato State University in 1969, he taught science at Sacred Heart School in Waseca, MN and then at...
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Betty Klampe

December 21, 1930 - January 12, 2014

Betty J. Klampe of Owatonna died January 12, 2014 at Traditions II of Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 am Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna with the Rev. Michael Cronin presiding. Interment will follow at Sacred heart Cemetery. The V.F.W. Auxiliary will conduct a prayer service at 7:00 pm Wed. at the funeral home. Friends may greet the...
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Richard "Rick" Tollefson

June 29, 1945 - January 9, 2014

Richard "Rick" Yule Tollefson, 69 died on Thursday, January 9, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Friends may gather on Tuesday, January 14th at the Brick-Meger Funeral to share memories with the family from 5-7 p.m. Rick was born June 29, 1945 in Owatonna to Harold and Muriel (Yule) Tollefson. The youngest of five children, Rick grew up with a love for the outdoors and cars and...
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Gregory Charles Seykora

January 7, 2014

Gregory Charles Seykora was born in Owatonna on Oct. 4, 1949. He attended St. Mary's Grade School and Marian High School in Owatonna where he was active in sports and played on the Marian High state tournament team in 1968. After high school, Greg attended Mankato State University and St. Mary's in Winona. Greg graduated from St. Mary's in 1972 and became a teacher and a coach at Winona Cotter...
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Richard Carrel

January 2, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Richard C. Carrel, 68, of Minneapolis formerly of Owatonna, died Jan. 2, 2014, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, Jan, 9, at Brick–Meger Funeral Home, 1603 Austin Rd., with the Rev. James Oberg of Associated Church presiding. Interment will follow at Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Friends may greet the family one hour...
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Kristine Abelson

November 11, 1955 - January 1, 2014

Kristine Abelson, age 58, died January 1, 2014, at the Owatonna Care Center. A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Sunday January 5 from 1-4 in the community room at the central towers building. Kris was born on November 11, 1955, in Trimont, MN, to David and Anna Mae (Haler) Abelson. She graduated from John Marshal Senior High School, after that she stayed in Rochester to raise her...
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Troy Allen Fait

January 16, 1962 - December 28, 2013

Troy Allen Fait, 51, of Owatonna, MN, succumbed to lymphoma and leukemia cancer at the Homestead Hospice House surrounded by his family on December 28th, 2013. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, January 3rd at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the memorial service. A memorial service, with the Rev. Michael Cronin officiating, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday,...
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Ron H Weber

December 26, 2013

Rownell "Ron" H. Weber, 83 Ron H. Weber, 83, long-time resident of Owatonna, died Dec. 26, 2013, at Owatonna Hospital. Mass of Christian burial is set for Monday, Dec. 30, at 11 a.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 810 South Cedar Ave., with the Rev. Michael Cronin presiding. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. A visitation...
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Janet "Jan" Bates

October 27, 1932 - December 13, 2013

Jan Bates, longtime resident of Owatonna, died December 13, 2013 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Mass of Christian burial is set for Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Monday at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and one hour before the funeral liturgy on...
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John B Schmidt

December 2, 2013

John Byron Schmidt, 90 John Byron Schmidt of Owatonna, MN died December 2, 2013 at the Owatonna Hospital surrounded by family. He was 90 years old. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 7th, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Owatonna, MN. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, December...
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Richard Dulitz

November 29, 2013

Richard A. Dulitz, 66 of Owatonna passed away on November 29, 2013 at St. Mary Hospital in Rochester from complications with pneumonia. He was born December 6, 1946 in Albert Lea to Roland & Priscilla (Tapp) Dulitz. Richard graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1965. He then attended Hamilton College studying accounting for two years. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was...
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Sylvia J. Prokopec

November 13, 1932 - November 23, 2013

Sylvia J. Prokopec was born November 13, 1932 in Freeborn, MN the daughter of John and Sena Bjornson. She attended school in Albert Lea, MN. On April 28, 1962 she was united in marriage to John "Jack" Prokopec. The couple lived in Owatonna and raised their 4 children. Sylvia was a wonderful mother and enjoyed being a homemaker. The couple enjoyed winters in Mesa, AZ and summers at the...
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Jean Ann Harty

November 21, 2013

Jean was born in Owatonna, MN to Donald & Lorraine (Thompsen) Harty. When she and her twin brother, Jim, were 5 years old the family moved to Northfield, MN. Jean graduated from Northfield High School in 1984. She then obtained her cosmetology license and began her career as a stylist. Jean achieved great success in her profession and was a well-respected stylist at the Cloud Nine Salon in...
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Olive I Vick

November 20, 2013

Olive I. Vick, 85 Olive I. Vick long time resident of Medford died November 20, 2013 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:00 am Trinity Lutheran Church of Medford, with Rev. Mark Biebighauser presiding. Friends may call on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Medford Funeral Home (310 – East Central Ave, Medford, MN) and...
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Ethelyn Hazel Grubish

May 6, 1916 - November 19, 2013

Ethelyn Hazel (Horak) Grubish, age 97, of Owatonna, passed away at the Owatonna Hospital November 19, 2013. Ethelyn was born May 6, 1916 in Somerset Township to Sern and Anna (Haberman) Horak. She attended District 40 Steele Center country school before graduating from Owatonna High School in 1934. She worked at Pillsbury Academy College while attending high school. She married Sylvester...
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Gary Nordlie

July 16, 1945 - November 15, 2013

Gary Nordlie, 68, Of Owatonna and Lake Vermilion passed away November 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 16, 1945 in La Crosse, WI to Norman and Oma (Nyseth) Nordlie. Gary moved to Owatonna in 1958 and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1963. He married his high school sweetheart Carole Soukup on December 23, 1967 in Owatonna. He received his teaching degree...
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Norvin Otterness

November 4, 2013

Norvin Julian Otterness, 84, of Owatonna passed away Monday, Nov 4, 2013, at Homestead Hospice House, in Owatonna, MN. Norvin was born Nov 18, 1928, in Spring Valley, MN, to Guttorm and Clara (Kinneberg) Otterness. Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8th at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Owatonna, with the Rev. Karl Korbel officiating. An hour of visitation will preceded...
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Marion Fisher

April 29, 1930 - November 1, 2013

Marion Olga (Wangen) Fisher was born June 29th, 1930 to Sverre (Sam) and Olga (Ornsten) Wangen in Plainview, Minnesota. Marion graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1948. She was united in marriage to Paul O. Fisher on November 16, 1948 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. They made their home on the family farm south of Owatonna. They raised 18 children. Marion was a homemaker...
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Odilia "Dilly" Pierce

July 8, 1931 - October 17, 2013

Odilia "Dilly" Pierce, age 82, passed away October 17, 2013 in Owatonna. Dilly was born to Joseph and Marie Kwiatkoski, on July 8, 1931, in Chicago, IL. She spent her childhood growing up in southwestern Minnesota. She eventually settled in Owatonna to raise her children and worked at Owatonna Manufacturing Company for many years. Dilly is survived by her children, Kimberly (Brian)...
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MaryAnn C Turner

October 14, 2013

MaryAnn C. Turner longtime resident of Medford died October 14, 2013 at Homstead Hospice in Owatonna. MaryAnn was born the May 19, 1918 in Cannon City Township, the daughter of William and Clara (Grimm) Vandeputte. She attended country school in Rice County. MaryAnn was united in marriage to Myron J. Turner on May 29, 1945 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Medford. The couple made their...
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James Francis Springer

October 9, 2013

James Francis Springer, 84, of Owatonna died peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at the Owatonna Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 on Monday, Oct 14th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday Oct 13th at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at church. The rosary will be...
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Isabel "Billie" Springer

November 4, 1924 - October 4, 2013

Isabel "Billie" Springer, 88, of Owatonna died October 4, 2013 at Clare Bridge following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. Mass of Christian burial is set for Friday, Oct. 11, at 10:30 am at St Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 4 – 7 pm at the Brick - Meger Funeral Home and...
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Florence C Maas

October 2, 2013

Florence C. Maas, 85 Florence C. Maas longtime resident of Medford died Tuesday, October 2, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:30 am at Christ the King Catholic Church in Medford with Rev. Edward Mountain presiding. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Faribault. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, Oct. 6,...
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Gary L Matson

September 30, 2013

Gary L. Matson, 73 Gary L. Matson of Owatonna and Big Fork, MN died September 30, 2013 at his home in Owatonna of natural causes. A memorial service is scheduled for Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Owatonna with Rev. John Wiesenberger presiding. A reception lunch will follow the memorial service at Our Saviors. Friends may greet the family one hour before...
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Richard Perron

May 10, 1925 - September 27, 2013

. Richard Perron, age 88, of Owatonna, died September 27, 2013, at Clare Bridge in Owatonna. Visitation will be from 4-7PM on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 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 10:30AM, Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Cemetery, Faribault. Richard was...
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Ida Mae M Root

September 15, 2013

Ida Mae M. Root, 95 Ida Mae Root longtime resident of Medford died September 15, 2013 at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church in Medford. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:30 am at the Medford Funeral Home, a...
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Donna Marie Wilker

February 11, 1927 - September 12, 2013

Donna Marie Wilker, 86, of Owatonna died on September 12, 2013 at the Owatonna Care Center with her family at her side. Donna was born in Owatonna on Feb. 11, 1927 to William & Amelia (Resler) Dugan. She graduated from Owatonna High School. Donna married Harold "Harry" Wilker on Feb. 20, 1946 in San Francisco where Harry was stationed while serving in the U.S. Navy. Following his honorary...
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Donald Don Kubicek

August 2, 1932 - September 8, 2013

Donald "Don" Kubicek lifelong resident of Owatonna died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Don was born August 2, 1932 in Owatonna to Edward and Agnes (Renchin) Kubicek. He married Theresa Keefe on July 1, 1961 in Waseca and together they provided a beautiful example of commitment for 52 years. He graduated from Owatonna High School in 1950 and worked for a...
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LauRene Olberding

September 7, 2013

Lau Rene Olberding, 94 LauRene Olberding longtime resident of Owatonna died September 7, 2013 at Koda Living Community of Owatonna. A Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna, MN with the Rev. John Sauer presiding. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, Sept. 11...
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Bernice Pelinka

February 4, 1922 - September 1, 2013

Bernice Pelinka, 91, of rural Owatonna, died peacefully Sunday September 1, 2013 at her home. Bernice was born February 4, 1922 in Blooming Prairie Township, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Motl) Haberman. She attended country school and graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1940. On June 24 of that same year she married John J. Pelinka at St Columbanus Catholic Church, in Blooming...
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Richard Block

September 24, 1927 - August 21, 2013

Richard Lee Block 09/24/1927 to 08/21/ 2013 Richard Lee Block, age 85, of Owatonna passed away August 21, 2013, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield MN. Richard was born in Eau Claire, WI, on September 24, 1927 to Edward and Gladys (Shong) Block. Richard attended Owatonna High School. Richard joined the US Army and served in the Korean Conflict where he was the squad leader in Company D,...
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Malada Mary Meixner

December 30, 1927 - August 20, 2013

Malada Meixner, 85, passed away August 20, 2013, at Homestead Hospice House, Owatonna. Mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 810 S. Cedar Ave. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may gather one hour before the funeral liturgy on Thursday. Malada Mary Meixner was born Dec. 30, 1927, to Jay and Emma (Pirkl)...
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Terry F O'Brien

August 12, 2013

Terrrance Francis O'Brien, 76 years old Terry F. O'Brien, a lifelong resident of Owatonna, MN, died August 12, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester surrounded by his loving family at his side. Terry was born March 28, 1936 to Frank and Rosella (Nolan) O'Brien in Owatonna. He attended St. Mary's school and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1954. On February 23, 1957 he married Mary Lou...
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Doris M Bruno

August 29, 1927 - August 11, 2013

Doris Marie Bruno, 85, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Owatonna Hospital. Doris Marie (Belina) Bruno was born on August 29, 1927 in Owatonna; the daughter of Joe & Hannah Belina. She grew up in Owatonna on Walnut Street and shared many memories of her childhood. She graduated from Owatonna High School in 1945. In 1948 she married Richard J. Bruno, and to this union they had four...
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Margaret T Sisser

August 25, 1927 - August 9, 2013

Margaret Terese Sisser, 85, of Owatonna, MN died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Sterling House of Owatonna.. She was born Aug. 25, 1927 in Easton, MN, the daughter of Anthony and Loretta Becker. She graduated from Delavan (MN) High School in 1945 and later earned a nursing degree from The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. She married Donald Sisser of Owatonna on Oct. 19, 1950 at Easton, MN....
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Donna M Coad

August 4, 2013

Donna M. Coad Donna Marie Coad, 89, longtime resident of Owatonna, died August 4, 2013 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minnesota after a brief illness. Mass of Christian burial is set for Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna with Rev. John Sauer presiding. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Thursday,...
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Irma W. Pribyl

July 30, 2013

Irma Pribyl, passed away on July 30, 2013 at Prairie Manor Nursing Home, in Blooming Prairie, MN. Irma was born on April 7, 1921, to Joseph and Cecelia (Dusek) Pribyl, in Summit Township. After graduating from Blooming Prairie High School in 1941, she worked for the Navy out on the east coast for many years. Irma then returned to Minnesota and worked for Northwestern Mutual Life insurances...
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Henry Hubert Halla

July 17, 1928 - July 29, 2013

Henry H. Halla lifelong resident of Owatonna died July 29, 2013 at Traditions II in Owatonna. Henry was born on July 17, 1928 in Somerset Township, rural Steele County the son of Rudolph and Magdalen (Kovar) Halla. He attended country school before enlisting into the United States Army. Henry served his country during the Korean War in Germany in the Engineering Battalion from 1952 – 1954....
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Andrew 'Andy' D. Robertson

July 21, 2013

Andrew Demar Robertson, 92 Andy died of a broken heart at the Owatonna Hospital at 1:30 am on July 21. Born to John and Essie (Smith) Robertson in Eagleville, MO on June 29, 1921, Andy was united in marriage with Lillian Kubicek on May 12, 1941 at St Hyacinth Church in Owatonna. Andy is survived by 7 children, Maurice; Kenneth (Kathy); Curt (Sue) of Owatonna; Ann (Jon) Brehmer of Plainview;...
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Diane K Wiuff

July 21, 2013

Diane K. Wiuff, 65 Diane K. Wiuff of Owatonna died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at her home in Owatonna with her family by her side. Diane Wiuff, the love of our life has finished her journey here on earth. Diane was everything a wife, mother, sister and friend should be. She will be remembered with love by her husband, Larry; daughters, Nikki (Don) Miller, Tara Jeno( special friend Don McCann)...
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Emily Viola Hill

July 21, 2013

Emily Viola Hill of Blooming Prairie died on July, 21, 2013 at Owatonna's Koda Living Community. Emily was born on June 12, 1915 in Atkinson, IL. Private arrangements have been completed.
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Mandy Jo Clark

July 18, 2013

Mandy Jo Clark, 32, of Bemidji died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Mandy's life began on October 19, 1980 in Salem, OR. She was the youngest daughter of Scott and Sharon (Springer) Clark. In 1985, Mandy and her family moved back to Minnesota to be closer to their families. She attended elementary school in Owatonna and was a good student. She was an active young girl...
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Rosella Belina

October 22, 1918 - July 14, 2013

Rosella (McMahon) Belina, 94, of Owatonna passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Owatonna Hospital with her family at her side. Rosella was born in Lawler, IA on Oct. 22, 1918 to James & Anna (Kelly) McMahon. The family moved to Owatonna in 1924. She attended St. Mary's grade school and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1936. Rosella then moved to Minneapolis and worked...
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Charles Chuck Reining

February 8, 1952 - July 10, 2013

Charles "Chuck" Gerald Reining passed away peacefully at Homestead Hospice House on July 10, 2013 at age 61 with Pat Lewis Devinny and Deanne Duffee at his bedside. Charles Gerald Reining was born on February 8, 1952 in Rochester, MN to Bruno and Ludwina M. (Klinkhammer) Reining. He was born with Down syndrome and was baptized and placed as a ward to the State of Minnesota. Chuck's Godparents...
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Lillian Robertson

July 8, 2013

Lillian U. Robertson lifelong resident of Steele County died July 8, 2013 at Clare Bridge of Owatonna. Mass of Christian of Christian burial is set for 10:30am Friday July 12, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna with Rev. Edward McGrath presiding. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friend and relatives may greet the family on Thursday, July 11, 2013 form 4-7 pm at Brick...
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Eugene Wanous

July 4, 2013

Eugene Jerry Wanous, 79, of Owatonna died on July 4, 2013 at Traditions II. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday July 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at church. Interment will be in Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Arrangements completed with the Brick-Meger Funeral Home.
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Dorothy M Kubicek

July 4, 2013

Dorothy M. Kubicek 1920-2013 Dorothy M. Kubicek, 93, of Owatonna, passed away July 4, 2013, at Homestead Hospice House of Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11:30 am Monday, July 8, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 512 S. Elm Ave, Owatonna. Friends and relatives may greet the family for a visitation from 9:30 – 11:30 Monday at the church. A parish rosary will be recited at 9...
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Robert Andrew Buryska

May 21, 1931 - July 2, 2013

Robert Buryska, age 82, of Owatonna, passed away July 2, 2013, at Maple Manor in Rochester, MN. Bob was born May 21, 1931 to Stanley and Martha (Kubicek) Buryska in Owatonna. He graduated from St Mary's grade school in 1945. Bob graduated from Owatonna Senor High School in 1949. In 1951 he was drafted into the Army. He served in the Military Police in Korea until he was honorably...
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Ed J. Hoefener

June 23, 2013

Edmund "Ed" J. Hoefener, 73 Ed Hoefener of Owatonna died June 23, 2013 at the VA Medical Hospital in Minneapolis. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 4 – 8 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour before the funeral liturgy. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church in Owatonna...
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David L Ellingson

June 21, 2013

David L. Ellingson, 73 David L. Ellingson of Owatonna died June 21, 2013 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born on February 9, 1940 the son of Lloyd and Betty (Angell) Ellingson in Austin, Mn He attended school in Austin and Blooming Prairie then graduated from Owatonna high school in 1958. Following high school David worked at the...
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Joseph Edward Skala

March 3, 1923 - June 19, 2013

Joseph Edward Skala, age 90, passed away June 19, 2013, at his son's home in rural Blooming Prairie. Joseph was born March, 3, 1923 in Bagley, MN, to parents Frank and Agnes (Matejcek) Skala. His mother passed away 3 weeks after birth, and in 1929, His great aunt Josephine and Uncle John Kubicek brought him to their farm home in Summit Township and raised him after his father's death. He Joined...
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Kenneth Nelson

August 24, 1931 - June 4, 2013

Kenneth F. Nelson, 81 Kenneth F. Nelson, of Owatonna died June 4, 2013 at his home of natural causes. Memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna). Friends may greet the family on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 4-7 pm at Brick-Meger Funeral home and one hour before the time of service on Tuesday. . A...
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George J Kummeth

May 30, 2013

George J. Kummeth, 88 George J. Kummeth of Rice Lake, WI formerly of Owatonna, died May 30, 2013 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake, WI, after a brave struggle with declining health. George was born in Sargent County, ND on May 20, 1925, the son of George Sr. and Sabina (Klinkhammer) Kummeth. He moved with his family to Owatonna, MN in November of 1939 where he attended and graduated...
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