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Phyllis 'Pat' Bentson
Phyllis Patricia “Pat” Bentson, 91, Luverne, died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 21, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Phyllis Hale was born to George and Martha (...
Doris Morland
Doris Viola  Morland, 98, Clarkfield, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Clarkfield Care Center in Clarkfield. Visitation was Friday, Sept. 25, at the J. H. Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield. A private funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Clarkfield Lutheran Church with interment to follow...
Dale Huber
Dale Otto Huber, 85, Harker Heights, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. A memorial service was Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at the Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights. Dale Huber was born on Nov. 16, 1934, to Otto and Helen Gross Huber in McLaughlin, South Dakota. He was raised and received his...
Kristen Kuempel once wrote a devotional where she began like this: “So here I sit, feeling a great deal of responsibility to you, dear reader, to provide some sort of clarity around the concept of loving yourself. The mug sitting beside me has held hot coffee that turned into cold coffee, and hot...
Alyce McClure
Alyce Mildred McClure, 89, Alexandria, formerly of Luverne, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Bethany on the Lake in Alexandria. A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 14, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Memorials are preferred to Generations (...
Donald Loger
Donald Charles Loger, 86, Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A time of fellowship will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m., at Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private family memorial service will take place at a later...
Joel Smidstra
Joel Richard Smidstra, 58, Worthington, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Ava’s House Sanford Hospice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Friday, Sept. 11, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne, with burial at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Joel Smidstra was born May 3,...
From the outside, the former Luverne Elementary School, now City Center Apartments, looks much like it did when school dismissed for the last time in 1999. Now the building is for sale or investment through condominium-style ownership.
Story updated to correct per unit purchase price.    When Peter Schmid saw the for-sale listing of the former school in Luverne, he was instantly drawn to the three-story brick structure. “That building is golden,” said the South Dakota native. “We don’t have anything like this is Rapid City — our...
Lila Bauer, who has operated the Luverne Pizza Ranch for 27 years, recently shared this image of herself with three longtime employees to recognize their service. At left, Kevin Elbers is chief delivery driver and started at Pizza Ranch in 1994. Missy Merrill, guest services manager, and Lori...
Mary Buus
Mary A. Buus, 97, Luverne, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth. A graveside service was Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Adrian Cemetery in Adrian. Mary Boltjes was born on July 6, 1923, to John and Grace (Van Beest) Boltjes in rural Adrian. Mary married Ray Buus on...

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