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Obituaries

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 ...

Verlaine Schlemmer

Dec. 21, 1927-Jan. 5, 2020 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. Thursday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. The evening will close with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Private burial will ...

Kenneth Schmidt

June 30, 1942-Jan. 5, 2020 WOOD LAKE — Services for Kenneth Schmidt, 77, of Wood Lake will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wood Lake. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at Sunset Funeral Home in Echo. ...

James Jensen

TYLER — Services for James Carl Jensen, 72, of Tyler will be at 11 a.m. today at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Burial will follow at Danebod Lutheran Cemetery.

Marvin Kemnitz

MARSHALL — Services for Marvin Kemnitz, 77 of Marshall will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Pipestone. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the New Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone. Arrangements are with the Hartquist Funeral Home - ...

Sig Armitage

CANBY — Services for Sig D. Armitage, 81, of Canby will be 10:30 a.m. today at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Canby. Burial will be in the Canby City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Leon Svoboda

TORONTO, S.D. — Visitation for Leon Svoboda, 76, of Toronto, S.D., will be from 3-5 p.m. with sharing of memories at 5 p.m. today at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby. Burial will be the Fairview Cemetery, White, S.D., at a later date.

Charles Fleahman

IVANHOE — Services for Charles “Chuck” Fleahman, 54, of Ivanhoe will be at 3 p.m. Friday 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. Friday at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk ...

Marge Schroeder

Dec. 5, 1933-Dec. 31, 2019 ECHO — A celebration of life for Marge “Pepper” Schroeder, 86, of Echo will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Funeral Home in Echo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date. She died ...

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. Thursday 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. ...

Twilia Hartung

LAMBERTON — Services for Twilia “Terri” Hartung, 80, of Lamberton will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Burial will be at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Walnut Grove.

James Jensen

TYLER — Services for James Carl Jensen, 72, of Tyler will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Burial will follow at Danebod Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Tyler. He died Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the Tyler ...

Sig Armitage

CANBY — Services for Sig D. Armitage, 81, of Canby will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Canby. Burial will be in the Canby City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, today at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby, and ...

Kenneth Schmidt

WOOD LAKE — Services for Kenneth Schmidt, 77, of Wood Lake will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wood Lake. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday at Sunset Funeral Home in Echo. Visitation will continue from ...

Wes Torke, Jr.

GRANITE FALLS — Services for Wes Torke, Jr., 37, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday 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 Thursday at the church. He died ...

Joan Votava

MARSHALL — Services for Joan Votava, 73, of Marshall are 11 a.m. today at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall. Following a reception, burial will be in the Hamlin Reformed Church Cemetery near Castlewood, South Dakota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.