Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Obituaries

Joyce Mildred Gaal, 92, passed away peacefully at Fieldcrest Nursing home on Monday, July 26, in Hayfield. Joyce was born on March 24, 1929, at her home in Le Sueur, to Max and Mildred Fritze. She graduated from Le Sueur High School. After graduation she worked at the Green Giant Company in Le...
Roger Elmer Schley, age 81, of Dodge Center, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Saint Marys Campus in Rochester. Roger was born November 12, 1939, in Owatonna, to Elmer and Ramah (Grunklee) Schley. He was born and raised on the family farm. He graduated high school in 1957 in Dodge...
A Celebration of Life for Joan Joyce Opseth, 85, Austin, will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church in Hayfield. Visitation will be 10 — 11 a.m. with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Hayfield Cemetery with lunch following at the church. Joan Joyce...
Mona A. McMartin, 73, Claremont, died Sunday, July 18, 2021, peacefully at her home in Claremont surrounded by her family. Mona was born August 3, 1947, the daughter of Emil and Lorraine (Cain) Butler, in Owatonna. She attended country school and then Waseca Ag School. She was married to Donald “...
Rebecca LaRae (Bestor) Rix, age 58, of Kasson, died at her home July 13, 2021, following her battle with cancer. Becky was born September 25, 1962 in Cresco, Iowa, the daughter of Dallas and Connie (Ferrie) Bestor. She was united in marriage to Frank Rix on August 23, 1986 in Decorah, at Dunning...
Ronald (Ronnie) Wayne Papenfus died of natural causes at his home at the age of 66 on July 4, 2021. Ronnie was born to Charles and Marjorie (Aulwes) Papenfus on March 12, 1955, in Albert Lea. Ronnie lived his childhood in Albert Lea, Austin and Dodge Center, Minnesota and as an adult in Austin,...
Miriam R. Rogers, age 78, of Rochester passed away on July 5, 2021 at her home. She was born Miriam Rebecca Fokema on April 24, 1943 in La Crosse, Wis. to Peter and Loreen (Gerdes) Fokema.  Miriam graduated from a “one room” schoolhouse and received her Teaching Certificate and Master’s from the...
Genelle Sylvia Bergerson, 93, passed away on July 6, 2021, peacefully at home with her family by her side. Genelle was born on October 2, 1927, in her home on the farm in Freeborn County, the daughter of Winfred and Mary (Chicos) Crumb. She went to grade school in a one room school house in Matawan...
Emily Rose Delzer, age 30, of Woodbury, formerly of Mantorville, died Saturday, July 10, 2021. Emily was born January 17, 1991, to Paul and Jackie (Posey) Delzer in Rochester. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kasson. Emily was the oldest of her five siblings. Emily...
David Matthiesen, 78, of Kasson, died on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Saint Marys campus in Rochester. David was born in Austin, on October 9, 1942 to Ollene (Granle) and Adonnis Matthiesen, living his childhood days around the Austin area.   He joined the U.S. Army at age 20, serving...

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