Obituaries

Helen B. Meyer, 99, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at the Mayo Hospital in Mankato. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0225 DN)
Esther R. Weber, 92, Luverne, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0225 DN)
Arnold Rieckman, 88, Luverne, formerly of Jasper, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral mass was Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Burial will be in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota, at a later date....
Dee Jay Reiff
The Reverend Dee Jay Reiff, age 77, was born in rural Kansas on March 21, 1938, to John and Ruth Reiff.  He and his younger brother, Danny, grew up on the family farm and spent their summers custom combining wheat from Oklahoma to Montana.  He graduated from Kipp High School in Kansas where he was...
Laurie Abels
Laurie Ann (Berning) Abels, 54, Brewster, formerly of Adrian, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Tuesday, Feb. 16, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Friar James Berning officiated. Burial was in the Adrian Cemetery....
Janice C. Kroontje, 70, formerly of Magnolia, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center in Jackson. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial was in the Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Janice Carol Tousley was born Jan. 24,...
Genevieve Murphy
Genevieve J. Murphy, 81, passed away on Feb. 3, 2016, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars, Iowa. A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the Mauer- Johnson Funeral Home with a one hour visitation prior to the service. Rev. Kolleen Queener officiated. Burial will...
Janice Carol Kroontje, 70, formerly of Magnolia, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center in Jackson. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.    (0211 DN)
Virginia Gerken
Virginia Mae Gerken, 94, Luverne, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Virginia Gerken was born July 22, 1921, to Hubert and Rose (Kramer) Gerken in Adrian. She was baptized and later...
Norman Nelson
Norman H. Nelson, 67, Magnolia, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at his home. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 6, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Full military honors were provided by the Luverne American Legion and VFW. Norman Nelson was born...

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