Obituaries

Doris Ebert
Doris Helen Ebert, 88, Luverne, died Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday...
Eugene Egan
Monsignor Eugene Elmer “Father Gene” Egan, 87, Luverne, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral was Wednesday, June 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Burial with full military honors followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Ellsworth. Eugene Elmer Egan...
Janet Newell
Janet Newell, 74, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Lennox, South Dakota, and Luverne, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Private graveside services were held with burial in the Lennox Cemetery. Janet Priesz was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Luverne, where she...
Marcella Scott
Marcella Genieva Scott, 88, Hardwick, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital. A funeral service was Tuesday, June 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Marcella Scheerhorn was born April 6, 1928, to Jerry and Hattie (Bendt)...
Verna Laura Busch, 91, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. Funeral arrangements are pending with Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0616 DN)
Stanley John Wessels, 84, Luverne, died Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Wednesday, June 15, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Stanley Wessels was born Nov. 20...
Richard Walvante
Richard “Dick” Walvante, 80, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Friday, April 15, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center. A celebration of life for both Dick and his wife, AnNette, who recently died of ovarian cancer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at the Jasper Cemetery in Jasper with an open...
Fred Manfred Jr.
Frederick Manfred Jr., loyal longtime resident and writer from  Southwest Minnesota and Southeast South Dakota, died on June 12th, 2016, at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls.  The son of author Frederick Manfred and Maryanna Shorba Manfred, he was born in Minneapolis on February 6, 1954, and lived...
Gladys Van Wetterling
Gladys Van Wettering, 84, Luverne, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne with burial at Eastside Cemetery in Steen. A visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at...
Arlene Backer
Born to Carl and Irene Isaacson on June 15, 1928, on the farm she grew up on. Attended a one-room country school grades 1-8. Graduated from Litchfield High School in 1946. Attended the University of Minnesota—graduated in 1951 with Bachelor of Science in Public Health Nursing. On the staff of...

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