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Obituaries

Marvin Kemnitz

Feb.19, 1942- Jan. 6, 2020 PIPESTONE — Marvin William Kemnitz, 77, was born Feb. 19, 1942, to Everett and Lizzie (Bode) Kemnitz in Pipestone. He was baptized on March 29, 1942, at the Zion Evangelical Church in Pipestone. He grew up on the family farm in Northern Pipestone County and ...

Iranians shot down airliner, Western leaders declare

WASHINGTON (AP) — It is “highly likely” that Iran shot down the civilian Ukrainian jetliner that crashed near Tehran late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board, U.S., Canadian and British officials declared Thursday. They said the fiery missile strike could well have been a mistake ...

Thomas Isaackson

April 22, 1944-Dec. 13, 2019 HANLEY FALLS — Services for Thomas Isaackson, 75, of Hanley Falls, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. before the service at the church. Burial will take place following the service ...

George Neville

Jan. 15, 1949-Jan. 8, 2020 COTTONWOOD — Mass of Christian Burial for George Neville, 70, of Cottonwood will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church. Visitation will ...

Clara DeRoode

MINNEOTA — Services for Clara DeRoode, 99, of Marshall, formerly of Minneota, will take place at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minneota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota.

Reymundo Salazar

MARSHALL — Services for Reymundo Salazar, 27, of Marshall are at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Marshall. Private burial will be at a later date in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Milroy. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at St. Stephen Lutheran ...

Joseph Lutgen

HENDRICKS — Services for Joseph Lutgen Jr., 90, will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Burial will be Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Ivanhoe.

Charles Fleahman

IVANHOE — Services for Charles “Chuck” Fleahman, 54, of Ivanhoe will be at 3 p.m. today at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel, Ivanhoe. Burial will be in the Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Ivanhoe. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in ...

Mary Ellen Gilbertson

Feb. 13, 1935-Jan. 7, 2020 LAKE WILSON — Services for Mary Ellen Gilbertson, 84, of Lake Wilson will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Wilson. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton and also one hour prior to the service at the ...

Marvin Kiel

May 4, 1928-Jan. 3, 2020 MARSHALL — A private graveside service for Marvin “Marv” Kiel, 91, of Minneota, formerly of Marshall, was at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall. Funeral services will take place in the summer of 2020. He died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Minneota Manor. ...

Mary Ellen Gilbertson

LAKE WILSON — Services for Mary Ellen Gilbertson, 84, of Lake Wilson will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church in Lake Wilson. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Burial is at ...

Verlaine Schlemmer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Visitation for Verlaine Schlemmer, 92, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and formerly of Marshall, will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. The evening will close with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Private burial will be at a later date in the St. ...

Philip Scott

REDWOOD FALLS — Private family services for Philip “Scottie” Scott, 76, of Redwood Falls will take place at Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home with burial at a later date. Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Services of Redwood Falls. He died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, ...

Reymundo Salazar

MARSHALL — Services for Reymundo Salazar, 27, of Marshall are pending at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at www.hamiltonfh.com. He died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Avera ...

George Neville

COTTONWOOD — Services for George Neville, 70, of Cottonwood will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the ...

Wes Torke, Jr.

GRANITE FALLS — Services for Wes Torke, Jr., 37, will be at 2 p.m. today at Rock Haven Church in Granite Falls. Burial will be at West Yellow Medicine Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hanley Falls. Visitation will be from noon until the time of the funeral at the church.

Kenneth Schmidt

WOOD LAKE — Services for Kenneth Schmidt, 77, of Wood Lake will take place at 11 a.m. today at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wood Lake. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial with military honors will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Wood Lake.

John DeSantis

April 22, 1936-Jan. 1, 2020 COLD SPRING — John “Jack” R. DeSantis passed away surrounded by family at his home in Cold Spring on Jan. 1, 2020 at 6:20 p.m., shortly after his much-loved Minnesota Gophers obtained success in winning the Outback Bowl. After a 7-month battle with lung ...

Merrill Bjerkeset

Aug. 19, 1928-Jan. 2, 2020 GRANITE FALLS — A private family service will be held in the spring for Merrill P. Bjerkeset, 91, of Granite Falls, died Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Morningside Heights Nursing Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Renville. Arrangements are ...

Clara DeRoode

May 17, 1920-Dec. 20, 2019 MINNEOTA — Service for Clara DeRoode, 99, of Marshall, formerly of Minneota, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minneota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at St. Paul’s ...