Obituary

Douglas Bork
Douglas Allen ‘Doug’ Bork, 59, rural Beaver Creek, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at his home. A public visitation was Friday, March 5, and a private family service was Saturday, March 6, at Hartquist Funeral Home. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery near Luverne. Douglas Bork was...
Evelyn Ykema
Evelyn J. Ykema, age 89, of Luverne, Minnesota, died peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital. Public visitation will be Sunday, February 28, from 2-6 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Per MN Executive order, masks will be required and social distancing...
Ruth Van Westen
Ruth Caroline Van Westen, 96, Ellsworth, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at the Parkview Manor in Ellsworth. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne...
Harold Hixson
Harold Dean Hixson, 86, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Avantara Salem in Salem, South Dakota. A memorial service was Monday, March 1, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Interment will take place at a later date. Harold Hixson was born on July 15, 1934, to Cyrus...
James Ebert
James Leroy “Jim” Ebert, 68, Garvin, formerly of Truman, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at the Tracy Hospital. A funeral service was Monday, March 1, with military honors following the service at the church. James Ebert was born on July 11, 1952, to Vance and Doris (Warner) Ebert in...
Alvera Balster
Alvera D. Balster, 92, Ellsworth, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center. A private funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. Burial was in the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth. Alvera Wentler was born Dec. 6, 1928, to Emra...
Donald Mitchell
Donald Eugene Mitchell, 72, Luverne, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A public visitation and private family funeral were Friday, Feb. 19, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Donald Mitchell was born on Aug. 16,...
James Keiper
James Lewis Keiper, 74, Dresbach, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at their winter home in LeHigh Acres, Florida. A private funeral service for family will be at a later date, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Winona. James Keiper was born Dec. 28, 1946, to Cleo and Bernice (Blumentritt) Keiper in...
Orvel Dreesen
Orvel Ralph “Orv” Dreesen, 84, Ellsworth, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at his home. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Bethel Reformed Church south of Ellsworth. Burial with full military honors provided by the Ellsworth American Legion was at the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth....
Barbara Wills
Barbara Berene Wills, 81, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at Prairie Creek Assisted Living Memory Care in Sioux Falls. A memorial service was Friday, Feb. 19, at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. A video tribute can be viewed at https://youtu.be/-9jtLmaZSb0...

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