Our Obituaries

Eileen Kubista

June 1, 1922 - December 14, 2017

Eileen Kubista, age 95, of Owatonna, Minnesota died Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Eileen was born June 1, 1922 in Haverhill Township, rural Rochester, Minnesota, the oldest of 11 children, to parents Cecil and Myrtle (Tvedt) Mulvihill. She graduated from West Concord High School in 1940. Eileen moved to Owatonna where she married Charles Kubista on...
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Robert John Rood

December 8, 2017

Robert J. Rood age 72 of Owatonna passed on December 8th at Homestead Hospice after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob was born in May 16, 1945 to Alice C. (Kurtz) and Owen L. Rood in San Pablo, California where Owen worked in the ship yards during WWII. After the war, the family with 5 children returned to south Minneapolis where Bob attended Minnehaha elementary school. In later...
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Agatha "Gathy" Bowar

December 8, 2017

Agatha "Gathy" (Ring) Bowar, resident of Owatonna, MN, died at the Homestead Hospice House, surrounded by her family in prayer, on Dec. 8, 2017. She was born on Oct.5, 1925, to parents William "Billy" Ring and Margaret "Maggie" (Nachreiner) Ring, on the family farm,on Loretta Ridge, in Franklin Township, Plain, WI. She graduated in 1943 from St. Luke's Catholic High School in Plain, WI. ...
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Dorothy Hondl

September 4, 1920 - December 2, 2017

Longtime Steele County resident, Dorothy (Spindler) Hondl, 97, passed away on December 2, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living, Golden Valley, MN. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road,...
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Elsie Miller

November 18, 1934 - November 27, 2017

Elsie Marie Miller, age 83, of Owatonna died November 27, 2017 at New Richland Care Center. Mass of Christian burial is set for Thursday, November 30 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family Wednesday, November 29 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour prior to the funeral liturgy at the church. A parish rosary...
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Dorothy Belina

August 6, 1923 - November 25, 2017

Dorothy Belina of Owatonna died Nov. 25, 2017 at Birchwood Cottage of Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 1-3:00 PM at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home on Saturday, December 2nd 2017, with a luncheon to follow at the Brick Meger reception center. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery with military honors being provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Dorothy was born...
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Edward J, Simon

November 4, 2017

Edward J. Simon, 85 Ed was born October 8, 1932 in Owatonna, MN the son of Sidney and Mary (Schiller) Simon. He grew up on the family farm in Summit Township. He attended country school and later attended Blooming Prairie High school, graduating in 1950. After high school, Ed continued to work alongside his father at the family farm. He was united in marriage to Eilyne Olinger on June 26,...
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William Cervenka

August 17, 1964 - November 1, 2017

Medford—Bill J. Cervenka longtime resident of Medford died, Nov. 1, 2017, of natural causes due to the effects of West Nile Disease. Mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 AM Monday, November 6, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Medford. Friends may greet the family from 3:00-5:00 PM Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 at the Medford Funeral Home and one hour before the funeral liturgy at...
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Glenn M Russell

October 31, 2017

GLENN M. RUSSELL was born on Jan 9, 1934 in Jamestown, Stutsman Co, ND to Clarence Russell and Matilda Claus and passed away at the Owatonna Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna on Oct. 31, 2017. At an early age, Glenn moved to Motley, MN before the family moved to St. Joseph, IA in 1938. The family moved to West Concord and then Claremont in the early 1940's. Throughout his life he credited his...
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Marlene A. Seykora

April 7, 1934 - October 31, 2017

Marlene Ardell (Riffel) Seykora, age 83, died October 31, 2017 in Owatonna. Funeral mass is set for 11:00 AM Friday, November 3, 2017, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Litomysl. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral at church. Marlene was born April 7, 1934 to parents Loren and Helen (Johnson) Riffel in Pipestone, MN. She grew up in the Pipestone area and graduated from...
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Theresa M Zipse

January 23, 1920 - October 29, 2017

Theresa M. Zipse, age 97, formerly of Austin, died October 29, 2017 at Traditions II in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna) there will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral service starting at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, Austin, MN Theresa was born on January 23,...
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Sylvia Vierling

September 13, 1929 - October 28, 2017

Sylvia L. Vierling, 88 of Owatonna passed away Oct. 28, 2017 at Birchwood Cottages. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, November 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna at 11:00 am. Friends may greet the family at 9:30 before the funeral liturgy at the church. Sylvia was born to Ludwig and Lois (Stol) on September, 13 1929 in Meadow Brook Township in Cass County. She graduated...
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Dorothy Delores Hines

March 8, 1933 - October 26, 2017

Owatonna—Dorothy Delores Hines passed away peacefully at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna, MN on Thursday, October 26th, 2017. Dorothy was born in Perryville, MO on March 8th, 1933, the daughter of William and Henrietta (Sally) Schwein. She graduated from St. Vincent High School and moved to St. Louis where she met her husband. She married Walter (Bud) Hines on June 22, 1957. She was an...
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Glen Broughton

May 31, 1916 - October 23, 2017

Glen E. Broughton 1916–2017 Owatonna—Glen E. Broughton, longtime resident of Owatonna, died Oct. 23, 2017 At Traditions of Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna at 10:30 am. Friends may greet the family one hour before the funeral liturgy on Friday. Glen was born May 31, 1916 in Waseca, MN the son of Sever and...
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LeRoy Hanson, Jr.

July 17, 1947 - October 22, 2017

LeRoy L. Hanson Jr. of Hayward, WI and recently of Owatonna died October 22, 2017 at Birchwood Cottages of Owatonna, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 2:30 pm Saturday, October 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna, MN with Fr. John Sauer as the officiant. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward, WI will take place spring 2018. LeRoy Louis Hanson, Jr. was born on July 14,...
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Dale Jacobson

November 6, 1942 - October 20, 2017

Dale Curtis Jacobson was born in Waseca to Reuben and Ellen Jacobson on November 6, 1942. He grew up on his parents' farm situated near St. Olaf Lake. After graduating from New Richland High School in 1960, Dale enlisted with the US Air Force. He completed basic training in San Antonio and Amarillo, Texas, after which he spent three years at Rhein-Main Air Base near Frankfurt am Main, Germany,...
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Walter D. "Wally" Jandro

May 24, 1926 - October 20, 2017

OWATONNA – Walter D. " Wally Jandro, 91 of Owatonna passed away suddenly on Friday, October 20, 2017. Walter, the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Vandeputte) Jandro, was born on May 24, 1926 in Faribault, MN. In 1943, he went to Sausalito, CA where he worked as a welder building Liberty ships with the Ten Day Flying Crew. He joined the Maritime Service as a Merchant Marine in 1944 and sailed...
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Donna Schiltz

January 11, 1938 - October 19, 2017

Donna K. Schiltz 1938–2017 Owatonna—Donna Kaye (Helgeson) Schiltz was called home on October 19th after her battle with Alzheimer. Donna was born to Charles and Grace Helgeson on January 11th, 1938 in the town of Bricelyn. She graduated as homecoming queen from Bricelyn High School in 1956. She then continued her education at the Mankato Business School. Upon graduating she moved to...
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Edward Gaul

October 19, 2017

Edward F. Gaul, 85 Ed F. Gaul lifelong resident of Owatonna died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home. A memorial service is set for Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna with Rev. Amanda Weinkauf presiding. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 am until the time of service at the church. Ed was born April 13...
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Gordon Spinler

October 18, 1937 - October 15, 2017

Gordon Spinler, age 79, of Owatonna, passed away October 15, 2017 at Traditions I in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home. There will be a short service at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Gordon was born October 18, 1937 in Hope Township to parents Joseph and Gladys (Wilson) Spinler. He was a graduate of Owatonna High...
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Artemis Jack Riffe

April 1, 2017 - October 14, 2017

Artemis Jack Riffe, age 6 months, passed away, October 14, 2017, surrounded by loved ones, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Rochester. Friends may greet the family from 2-5:00 PM Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home. Artemis was born April 1, 2017 to parents Nick and Katy (Pogones) Riffe, in Owatonna. His family will miss his giggles, and his smile will live forever in their...
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Genevieve Louise Altrichter

March 28, 1928 - October 14, 2017

Genevieve Altrichter of Owatonna died October 14, 2017 at Country Oaks Home Care in Dodge Center. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday October 18, 2017 from 5 – 7 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral liturgy. A parish rosary will take...
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Gary Lee Bartosch

October 13, 2017

Gary Lee Bartosch, 67, of rural Medford, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, October 13. On September 17, 1950, he was born to Arlen and Harriet (Bilben) Bartosch at the Waseca Memorial Hospital. He lived in rural Deerfield Township from early on and spent most of his childhood on the farm, milking cows, riding horse and driving tractors with his two brothers. Gary graduated from...
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Art Hedum

October 9, 2017

Art G. Hedum of Tacoma, Washington died Oct. 9, 2017 at Franciscan Hospice house in Tacoma. A memorial service is set for Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm at the Medford Funeral Home (310 – E. Central Ave.) Friends may greet the family from 1:00 pm until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Art was born Feb. 11, 1933 in Kiester,...
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Owen Nagel

May 31, 1942 - October 2, 2017

Owen Nagel of Medford passed away on October 2, 2017 peacefully at his home. Friends may greet the family Thursday, October 5th at the Medford Funeral Home (310 – E. Central Ave.) from 4-7 pm and one hour before the funeral mass at the church on Friday. Mass of Christian burial is set for Friday, October 6th 2017 at 10:30am at Christ the King Catholic Church in Medford. Interment will follow...
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Joe Breckner

September 4, 1940 - September 30, 2017

Joe Breckner of Elysian formerly of Owatonna died Sept. 30, 2017 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm at All Saints Catholic Church in Madison Lake, MN (605 4th St.) There will be a live stream of the funeral for those who are unable to attend at www.as-ic.org. Friends may greet the family from 11 am until the time of the liturgy at the church. A...
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Janice "Jan" Wolf

March 10, 1943 - September 27, 2017

Jan Wolf of Owatonna died September 27, 2017 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 5-8:00 PM Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Rd, Owatonna.) A parish rosary will be recited at 4:45 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:00 AM Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in...
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Richard Rick Binstock

September 10, 2017

Rick Binstock of Owatonna died September 10, 2017 at his home in Owatonna. Memorial service is set for Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 am at Christ Community Covenant Church (540 – 18th St. Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Rick was born May 3, 1957 in Owatonna the son of Carl and Ora (Lee) Binstock. Rick was employed at Cedar Valley Services in...
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Thomas P. Byrne

August 24, 2017

Thomas Byrne, aged 95, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, teacher, coach and friend, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 24. Preceded in death by his wife, Mae Lou; parents, Thomas and Clara Byrne; brothers William and Robert. Survived by daughters, Jane Bicker (Howard) of St. Paul; Kathleen Byrne (John Skolte) of West St. Paul; Ellen Manakas (Ted) of...
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Elizabeth Kay (Gruenhagen) Henderson

February 17, 1958 - August 23, 2017

Elizabeth Kay Gruenhagen Henderson died on August 23, 2017 at Ecumen Sand Prairie in St. Peter, MN. The Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 am Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna, MN. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery where she will be buried next to her parents. Betty was born February 17,...
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Betty L. Stoen

September 17, 1930 - August 21, 2017

Betty L. Stoen of Claremont died Aug. 21, 2017 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Claremont. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour before the...
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Ruby Wolesky

March 3, 1924 - August 18, 2017

Ruby Lucille (Rice) Wolesky, age 93, died at Koda nursing facility on August 18, 2017. Friends may greet the family from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home, Owatonna, and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Funeral mass is set for 11:00 AM Thursday, August 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna. There will be a Catholic Daughters of America...
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Dorothy Rysavy

February 22, 1924 - August 16, 2017

Dorothy Teresa Rysavy, age 93, of Owatonna, died peacefully on August 16, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted living in Owatonna, surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born in Somerset Township to parents Walter and Martha (Jirele) Langr. She grew up on a farm, and graduated from OHS in 1942. After high school, she met her lifelong love, Evan Rysavy, and the couple was married on June 25, 1946, at...
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Helen Durand

December 21, 1920 - August 13, 2017

Helen Delores Durand, 96, passed peacefully in her sleep at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault, MN on August 13th, 2017. Visitation and memorial service is scheduled for Monday, September 25th at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (South Cedar and Mill Street) in Owatonna. Visitation will begin 10am at the church, with a memorial service starting at 11am. A light lunch will be served following the...
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Walfred Wally Knutson

September 24, 1924 - August 7, 2017

Walfred "Wally" Lorraine Knutson, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, August 7, 2017, at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, MN Funeral service is set for 11:00 AM Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna with Rev. Amanda Weinkauf presiding. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Military Honors are being provided...
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Eugene L Deml

August 3, 2017

Eugene L. Deml, 90 Eugene L. Deml, lifelong resident of Owatonna, died August 3, 2017 at Traditions II in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic in Owatonna. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 from 5: 00 – 7:00 pm at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603...
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Mary J Zak

August 22, 1955 - July 31, 2017

Mary Jean "Ginger" Zak, aged 61, died peacefully on July 31, 2017 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, MN, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Mary was born August 22, 1955, in Owatonna, MN, the daughter of Glenn and Mary (Simon) Starman. Mary grew up with her 10 brothers and sisters on the family farm in Summit Township, MN. She attended St. Isidore School in Litomysl and...
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Eric R. Rettenmaier

July 22, 2017

Eric Royce Rettenmaier, 47, has gone to heaven to fish and golf with his dad and play with his beloved dogs. He is at peace and free from the pain of a failing body that had prevented him from doing the things he loved. He was born in Casper, Wyoming, but spent most of his life in Minnesota. He began school in Moundsview, but he was seven when his dad got a job in Owatonna, where the family...
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Dorothy M. Saufferer

February 25, 1924 - July 20, 2017

Dorothy M. Saufferer, 93 Dorothy M. Saufferer of Owatonna died July 20, 2017 at Traditions I of Owatonna. Funeral service is set for August 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Medford Funeral Home (310 – East Central Avenue). Friends may greet the family one hour before the service. Dorothy will be laid to rest at Corpus Christi Cemetery in Deerfield Township. Dorothy was born February 25, 1924 in...
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Rebecca "Beki" Sexton

July 16, 1972 - July 14, 2017

Beki Lynn Sexton died July 14, 2017 at her home in Blooming Prairie. Funeral service is set for Friday, July 21, 2017 at 1:30 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Aurora Lutheran Cemetery. Beki was born, the daughter of Richard and Beverly (Rubedor) Peterson on July 16, 1972 in Harvey Illinois. She attended...
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Darrell "Ole" Oleson

June 6, 1931 - July 3, 2017

Darrell R. "Ole" Oleson passed away peacefully July 3, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Owatonna. A funeral service is set for Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church (609 Lincoln Avenue S. Owatonna). Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road,...
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Phyllis M. Langer

June 9, 1924 - July 2, 2017

Phyllis was the daughter of Hans and Anna (Sorenson) Rasmussen born on June 9, 1924 in Owatonna Township. She attended school in District 22 Owatonna Township and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1942. Following high school she attended nurses training in Faribault. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Alphonso Langer, on June 11, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in...
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Gloria Louise Kubalsky

July 17, 1924 - June 30, 2017

Gloria Louise Kubalsky, age 92, of Medford, passed away June 30, 2017 in Shakopee, MN. Funeral service is set for 10:30 AM Friday, July 7, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Medford, with interment at Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral at the church starting at 9:30 AM. Gloria was born on July 17, 1924 to parents Elmer and Louise (Lowe) Rietz in...
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V Henry Peterson

April 26, 1928 - June 28, 2017

V Henry Peterson, 89, passed away at his home on the farm site on June 28, 2017. He was raised on that farm and went to school in Ellendale. He graduated from school in ten years and went on to Bethel College for two years. Following Bethel College, he completed four years of schooling at Southern Baptist Seminary and became an ordained minister. In 1955, he came home because his father was ill...
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Carole M. Dittrich

November 8, 1933 - June 28, 2017

Carole Magdelena Dittrich, 83, of Owatonna passed away peacefully at her home on June 28, 2017. Carole was born on November 8, 1933 in St. Paul, MN to Michael and Hildegard (Danzl) Schaffer. Carole was raised in St. Paul and graduated from Washington High School in 1951. Following her graduation, she worked in the office for a trucking company and spent her free time socializing with her...
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Steven Dale Vogelsang

February 23, 1954 - June 24, 2017

Steven Dale Vogelsang, 63, of Owatonna, MN, died Saturday, June 24, 2017 surrounded by family at his home. Friends may greet the family on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea. Steve was born on February 23, 1954 to Rudy and Cleone Vogelsang in Albert Lea, MN. ...
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Mary Ann Petersen

June 23, 2017

MaryAnn Petersen passed away peacefully with family nearby, on the evening of June 23, 2017 at the Owatonna Hospital. MaryAnn Thurmer was born on September 8, 1927 in Des Moines Township, Jackson County, Minnesota to August and Anna Libra Thurmer. She attended grade school in the Middletown octagonal school, a few miles south of Jackson. MaryAnn was the editor of her high school newspaper and a...
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Richard Rick Stoen

June 16, 2017

Richard "Rick" Stoen, 61 Rick L. Stoen of Glendale, AZ formerly of the Claremont area died June 16, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Claremont, MN with Father Tom Niehaus officiating. Burial will take place following the service at St. Francis de...
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Alice H Resler

April 26, 1922 - June 14, 2017

Alice Resler, Alice Resler of Owatonna died June 14, 2017 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. Funeral services are set for Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brick-Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Saturday from noon until the time of service. Interment will follow at Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Alice was born April 26, 1922 in Aurora Township, rural Steele...
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Hazel M. Conklin

June 15, 1918 - June 6, 2017

Hazel M. Conklin, age 98, died on June 6, 2017 at Traditions II in Owatonna, MN. She was born June 15, 1918 in Larson, ND, to Fred and Bettie Daley. The family moved to Chisago City, MN when she was a small child. She graduated from Chisago City High School in 1936 and then attended a business school. She married her high school sweetheart, Lester Conklin on May 27, 1939. They lived in...
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Dan Filzen

February 14, 1964 - June 3, 2017

Dan Filzen, 53, of Owatonna, died peacefully June 3, 2017, after a courageous ten-year battle with cancer. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Dan has touched in so many ways throughout his life. Daniel Patrick Filzen was born February 14, 1964 in New Ulm, Minnesota to James and Elaine (Ubl) Filzen. He attended New Ulm High School graduating in 1982 and Minnesota...
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George William James

June 3, 2017

George William James of Owatonna died June 3, 2017 at Koda Living Community of Owatonna. Memorial service is set for Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home Chapel in Owatonna. Visitation will take place a half hour prior to the memorial service. Refreshments to follow the memorial service. Interment will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery. George was born June 7,...
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Beryl L. Stockwell

June 1, 2017

Beryl L. Stockwell, 77 Beryl L. Stockwell of Owatonna died June 1, 2017, at her home. The funeral is set for Monday, June 5, 2017, at 11:00 am at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) from 5-8 pm and one hour prior to the funeral service. Beryl was born February 14, 1940,...
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Kevin Wanous

April 24, 1957 - May 31, 2017

Kevin Richard Wanous of Owatonna passed away May 31, 2017 at Abbot Northwestern Hospital, in Minneapolis, MN Friends may greet the family to celebrate his life. 5-7:00 PM Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
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Jeffrey P Schrantz

May 30, 2017

Jeffrey Paul Schrantz died May 30, 2017 in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:30 Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral liturgy. Full obituary to follow
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Phyllis I Stordahl

May 26, 2017

Phyllis I. Stordahl, 91 Phyllis I. Stordahl of Owatonna died May 26, 2017 at Lakeshore Inn Nursing Home in Waseca. Funeral Service is set for June 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home Chapel. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the time of service. Burial will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Phyllis was born in Finley, North...
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John "Randy" Rowe

September 21, 1943 - May 22, 2017

John "Randy" Randolph Rowe, age 73, walked on, as he would want it to be said, May 22, 2017 at Traditions II in Owatonna, where he was freed from the burdens of Alzheimer's. He was born on September 21, 1943 to John W. and Velma (Hodge) Rowe in Watertown, SD. He graduated from the Wallace Area High School in South Dakota. After graduation, Randy joined the United States Air Force in 1961. Upon...
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Patricia M. Vieths

February 11, 1927 - May 20, 2017

Patricia Marie Vieths, age 90, of Owatonna passed away May 20, 2017 at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. Memorial service is set for 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home with Rev. John Sauer presiding. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral service at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Waseca. Patricia was born on Feb. 11,...
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Calvin Harold Hoelz

June 27, 1950 - May 20, 2017

Calvin Harold Hoelz, age 66, died May 20, 2017 at Traditions II in Owatonna. A celebration of life gathering will be July 1, 2017 at Mary's home in Hope. Calvin was born June 27, 1950 in Waseca, MN to parents William and Edna (Mielke) Hoelz. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two children, Terri Ocivas, Faribault, Nicholas Hoelz, Albert Lea; and loving grandchildren; and sister Marianne...
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Peter John Rysavy

December 5, 1918 - May 16, 2017

Peter John Rysavy, age 98, passed away May 16, 2017, at the Owatonna Hospital. Friends may greet the family from 5-7:00 PM Friday, May 19, 2017, at the Brick- Meger Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30 AM Saturday, May 20, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna. There will be a rosary recited at 4:45 PM on Friday before the...
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Howard J Snyder

May 10, 2017

Howard J. Snyder, of Owatonna died May 10, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church (512 – S. Elm Ave.) in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Friday, May 12 from 5-7 PM at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road Owatonna) and one hour prior to the funeral liturgy. A...
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Carol Kelly

May 7, 2017

Carol F. Kelly, 79, of Owatonna died May 7, 2017 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna surrounded by family. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior the funeral...
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Wilma Mueller

May 5, 2017

Wilma A. Mueller, 85 Wilma Ann (Gates) Mueller 85 was born November 12, 1931 in Quenemo, Kansas. She was the daughter of Ralph and Daisy Gates. Wilma graduated from Highland Park High School, Topeka, KS in 1948. Wilma was united in marriage to Joseph Mueller in 1952 in South Carolina. They were blessed with four children. After spending four years in Somalia, Africa they returned to...
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Helen F Jacobson

May 2, 2017

Helen F. Jacobson, 87 Helen F. Jacobson lifelong resident of Owatonna died May 2, 2017 at the Owatonna Hospital. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna with Rev. Amanda Weinkauf presiding. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 am until the time of services at the church on Friday. Helen was born December 9, 1929 in Owatonna...
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Scott K. Wolesky

November 12, 1951 - April 22, 2017

Scott Kevin Wolesky, age 65, passed away April 22, 2017 at Three Links Care Facility in Northfield after a lengthy illness. Friends may greet the family from 5-7:00 PM Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 AM Friday, April 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a one hour visitation prior starting...
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Bernice G Meger

April 21, 2017

Bernice G. Meger, of New Prague died April 21st, 2017 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital with family by her side. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm at The Church of St. Wenceslaus in New Prague. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 am until the time of the funeral liturgy on Saturday. A luncheon will follow mass at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Interment...
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Barbara J. Hougas

May 20, 1928 - April 17, 2017

Barbara J. Hougas of Owatonna died Monday, April 17, 2017, at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. Funeral services are set for Friday, April 21, 2017, at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, with Pastor Dean Smith presiding. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, April 20, from 5–7 pm at Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road –...
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Dudley E Otto

April 12, 2017

Dudley Otto, long time Owatonna resident and hockey coach, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday morning, April 12, 2017. A Celebration of Dudley's life is set for 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Owatonna Elk's Club. Friends may greet the family on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 4 -7 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road Owatonna) and one hour before the...
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Judith "Judy" Rickard

February 22, 1941 - April 11, 2017

Judith "Judy" Arlene Rickard passed away peacefully, at Birchwood Cottages on April 11, 2017, after a long battle with Parkinson's and dementia. She was born to Melvin and Esther Gerloff on Feb. 22, 1941. She attended Leroy High School and graduated in 1959. She married Garry Rickard on Aug 27, 1960, the two later divorced. After high school, she became a nursing aid in Decorah, Iowa for 9 years....
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Craig A. Berg

November 28, 1965 - April 8, 2017

Craig A. Berg, of Owatonna, died on Saturday, April 8, 2017, following a hard fought battle against cancer. He was 51 years old. A memorial service is set for Friday, April 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Owatonna Elk's Club. Friends may gather from noon until the time of the memorial service. Craig was born on November 28, 1965, the youngest of four children to Bob Berg and Sharon Berg. Craig was...
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Lori Bakken

January 15, 1953 - April 7, 2017

Lori Kaye Bakken, age 64, of Owatonna, passed away April 7, 2017, at Koda Living Community. Funeral service is set for 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Lori was born January 15, 1953 to parents Ronald and Violet (Schiele) Beckett in Rugby, ND. When Lori was 3 years old her...
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John P Trandem

April 6, 2017

John P. Trandem lifelong resident of Steele County died April 6, 2017 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, MN. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Sunday April 9, 2017 from 2:00 -5:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road – Owatonna) and one hour...
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Richard P Neitzel

April 6, 2017

Richard P. Neitzel of Mankato a former graduate of Blooming Prairie High School died April 6, 2017 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road – Owatonna) with Rev. Paul A. Lauer presiding. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on...
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Paul M. Huffington

February 12, 1953 - March 31, 2017

Paul M. Huffington of Owatonna, age 64, passed away on March 31, 2017 after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00 pm -7:30 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Rd, Owatonna) and one hour before...
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Lucille L Nechanicky

March 29, 2017

Lucille L. Nechanicky, 91 Lucille Nechanicky of Owatonna died March 29, 2017 at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault. Mass of Christian Burial with Reverend John Sauer presiding is set for Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery at Litomysl. Friends may greet the family on Monday from 4 – 7 pm...
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Raymond J Trenda

March 27, 2017

Raymond J. Trenda, 95 Raymond J. Trenda, longtime resident of Owatonna, died March 27, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery with Military Honors by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 am...
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Michael Albert Liverseed

December 20, 1958 - March 25, 2017

Michael Albert Liverseed, age 58, of Medford, passed away March 25, 2017, at his home. Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 pm Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Medford Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral mass at the funeral home. Funeral Mass is set for 11:00 AM Thursday, March 30, at Christ the King Church, Medford. There will be a Medford/Deerfield Knights of Columbus rosary...
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Lynn Marie Sjomeling

November 9, 1954 - March 21, 2017

Lynn M. Sjomeling, age 62, of Medford, died March 21, 2017, at St Lucas Care Center in Faribault. Lynn Marie Sjomeling was born to Lawrence and Dorothy (Stepanek) Lee in Owatonna. She attended Medford Public Schools and Faribault Technical Institute. Lynn married Junior Sjomeling and they later divorced. Lynn was an avid pro sports fan and a fierce card player. Lynn endured severe physical...
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Betty Fisher

March 19, 2017

Betty Lorraine Fisher passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30 AM Tuesday, March 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna, with interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Betty was born at home to parents, Arthur Wilker, and...
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Mary Sue Bergstad

June 27, 1970 - March 14, 2017

Mary Sue Bergstad, age 46, of Farmington, passed away March 14, 2017. Funeral service is set for 12:00 Noon Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Farmington Lutheran Church, (20600 Akin Road, Farmington MN 55024) with a two hour visitation at the church prior to the funeral starting at 10:00 AM. Mary was born June 27, 1970 to parents Lawrence and Joan (O'Hare) Sanders in Minneapolis. She graduated from...
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Jack Weitzenkamp

October 11, 1937 - March 14, 2017

Jack Louis Weitzenkamp, age 79,of Owatonna, passed away March 14, 2017 at Koda Living Community. Friends may greet the family from 4:00-7 PM Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. The funeral service is set for 2:00PM Saturday, March 18, at Christian Family Church, Owatonna, with interment at Forest Hill Cemetery. ...
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Ella Mae (Wagner) Schroeder

May 13, 1920 - March 14, 2017

Ella Mae (Wagner) Schroeder, age 96, longtime resident of Owatonna died March 14, 2017 at Brookdale living of Owatonna. Mass of Christian burial is set for Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church (810 S Cedar Ave, Owatonna). Friends may greet the family one hour before the funeral liturgy. A Parish rosary will be recited at 9:15 am on Sat. at the church. Ella was born in...
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Monte Kristo

April 1, 1949 - March 13, 2017

Monte B. Kristo, of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully at the Homestead Hospice House- Owatonna, Monday, March 13th at the age of 67 after a long illness surrounded by family. He was born on June 1, 1949 in Lake City, MN to Kristaq and Betty (Belanger) Kristo. He grew up in Owatonna, graduated from OHS in 1967 and received a B.S. Degree in Art from Mankato State in 1974. Monte and his high...
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Alfred Alfie Wondra

March 9, 2017

Alfred E. Wondra, 69 Alfie E. Wondra lifelong resident of Blooming Prairie died March 9, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester following a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm...
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Daniel R. Buskovick

February 28, 2017

Daniel R. Buskovick, 72 Dan R. Buskovick lifelong resident of Owatonna peacefully died of natural causes at his home on Feb. 28, 2017. A funeral service is set for Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family from 1:00 pm until the time of services on Friday. Daniel was born June 30, 1944 the son of Raymond and...
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Mary 'Merky" Standke

May 15, 1928 - February 23, 2017

Mary "Merky" Standke, age 88, died February 23, 2017 at Traditions II in Owatonna. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 AM Friday, March 31, 2017 at Sacred heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM before mass. Merky was born on May 15, 1928 to parents Frank and Mary (McConnell) Snider in Blooming Prairie. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1946. After...
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Myles Francis Tupy

August 25, 1939 - February 15, 2017

Myles F. Tupy, age 77, of Faribault, passed away February 15, 2017, at Pleasant View Estates, Faribault. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30 AM Monday, February 20, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Medford. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral mass at church starting at 9:30 AM. Myles was born August 25, 1939 in Webster Township in rural Rice Co. to parents Frank and...
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Mary Boosalis

February 12, 2017

Mary Boosalis, resident of Owatonna, died February 12, 2017 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. The Funeral Service Of The Eastern Orthodox Church is set for Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:00 am at Holy Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church of Rochester MN. The Makaria "Meal of Blessing" will follow the service in the Church Social Hall. The Graveside Service will take place at Forest Hills Cemetery...
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Pete A Kalan

February 9, 2017

Pete Kalan, 57 Peter A. Kalan, loving husband, brother, and father, passed away peacefully at Homestead Hospice on February 9th, 2017 after courageously battling brain cancer for over two years. Funeral service is set for Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 11:00am at Bethel Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Monday, February 13th, 2017 from 4-7pm at Brick-Meger in Owatonna or 10:00am...
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Thomas G Effertz

February 9, 2017

Thomas George Effertz, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 9, 2017 at his home in Owatonna, MN after a courageous battle with cancer Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to...
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Olivia Joy Brittain

February 8, 2017

Olivia Joy Brittain Olivia Joy Brittain infant daughter of Will and Ruth Brittain went to heaven on February 8, 2017. She will be missed by her brother James, Grandparents Scott and Kathy Brittain along with Jim and Gretchen Satterlund. A private family services was held at Good Shepherd Church. Interment took place at Forest Hills Cemetery in Owatonna. Brick – Meger Is assisting the family...
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Phyllis Wencl

February 8, 2017

Phyllis K. Wencl, 66 Phyllis K. Wencl of Owatonna died Feb. 8, 2017 at her home of natural causes. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 until the time of service at the church on Monday. Phyllis was born March 4, 1950 in Owatonna the daughter of Anton and Bernice (Wilson)...
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Anna Houglum

June 30, 1925 - February 7, 2017

Anna M. Houglum lifelong resident of Medford died February 7, 2017 at Pleasant Manor Care Center in Faribault. Funeral service is set for Friday, February 10, 2017 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church of Medford. Interment takes place at Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 3 - 6 pm at the Medford Funeral Home (310 E. Central Ave.) and one hour...
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Clara Risberg

April 13, 1923 - February 4, 2017

Clara Risberg, age 93, of Owatonna, died at Homestead Hospice House Feb. 4, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11:00 AM Saturday, February 18th 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family 1 hour prior to the funeral mass at church, with a parish rosary being recited. Clara Margaret was born April 13, 1923, in Alton, IA to parents Charles and Virginia ...
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Mary Kramer

December 21, 1948 - February 2, 2017

Mary Kramer of Medford passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 in St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at 10:30 am at Christ the King Catholic Church in Medford. Friends may greet the family on Sun. Feb 5, 2017 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Medford Funeral Home. A Catholic Daughters Rosary will take place at...
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Kathryn "Kay" Vogt

November 20, 1941 - January 24, 2017

Kathryn (Kay) Vogt, 75, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Kathryn Ann Martin was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Faribault, Minnesota, to Leslie and Nathlyn (Anderson) Martin. She moved with her family to Owatonna at age 4, graduated from Owatonna High School in 1960, and attended beauty school. She married her high school sweetheart, Donald W. Vogt, on Nov. 19...
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Doris E Seykora

January 22, 2017

Doris E. Seykora of Owatonna died January 22, 2017 at Prairie Manor. Funeral Service is set for Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Associated Church (800 – Havana Rd, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family one hour before the time of service on Sun. Doris was born August 9, 1923 in Chattanooga, Tenn the daughter of Lon and Ruth (Surrett) Pettyjohn. The family moved to Marietta, GA and...
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Dr. Robert William de Werd, M.D.

January 21, 2017

OWATONNA—Dr. Robert William de Werd, M.D., loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed peacefully at Koda Living Community on January 21, 2017, at the age of 86, surrounded by family. Bob was born on March 9, 1930, in Olivia, MN to Maurice and Clara (Watry) de Werd. He graduated as Salutatorian from Olivia High School in 1948, from the University of St. Thomas...
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Shawn J. Robb

January 16, 2017

Shawn James Robb, 17, passed away January 16th, 2017. He was born in Rochester on August 27th, 1999 to mother Jaime Hubert and father Josh Robb. Shawn attended Wilson Elementary, Owatonna Jr. High School, Owatonna High School, and the Owatonna ALC. His hobbies included going to the skate park, playing video games, hanging out with friends, and spending time with family. He liked to be outdoors...
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John Christopher McMahon

January 14, 2017

John Christopher McMahon, age 62, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home. He was born July 14, 1954 in Owatonna, Minnesota the son of Irwin and Alice (McDonnell) McMahon. John graduated from Owatonna High School in 1972. He worked for Flom Plumbing & Heating and other jobs before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He was given an honorable discharge in 1975. He...
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