Obituary

Dennis Smook
Dennis Smook, 67, Luverne, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A memorial service was Friday, Oct. 8, at the Magnolia United Methodist Church in Magnolia. Dennis Smook was born March 16, 1954, to Harold and Marjorie (Donth) Smook in Luverne. He graduated from...
Margaret Enger
Margaret Enger was born in Luverne, MN, in May of 1960. She was the third of four daughters born to Kermit Enger and Luella Funck Enger of Hardwick, MN. Margaret was baptized and confirmed at Blue Mound Lutheran Church. Prior to Margaret’s 4th birthday the family moved to a farm west of Hardwick...
Todd Geertsema
Todd Geertsema Todd D. Geertsema, 57, Burtrum, passed away on Sept. 20, 2021, from Huntington’s disease. Todd is survived by his wife, Kimberly Geertsema, children Connor and Morgan Geertsema, and parents Tom and Margaret Geertsema. There will be a celebration to honor his life on Saturday, Oct. 16...
James Johannsen
James John “Jimmy Jo” Johannsen, 78, Luverne, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 27, at First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. James “Jimmy Jo”...
Delores Schmidt
Delores Audrey Schmidt, 86, Pipestone, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at the Pipestone Medical Center. A funeral Mass was Saturday, Sept. 4, at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. Interment was in St. Leo Catholic Cemetery in Pipestone. Delores Staeffler was born on Feb. 14, 1935, to Alfred and...
Jamie Ertle
Jamie (Arp) Ertle, 38, died Aug. 27, 2021, after acourageous four-year battle with stage 4 colon cancer. She is survivedby her spouse, Andrée Ertle, her daughter, Brièle Ertle, of SanDiego, California, her mother, Betty Arp, and her sister, Jessica Arp (Kristopher Hanson), all of Sioux Falls, South...
Ron Arp
Ronald Clifford Arp, 64, died Aug. 8, 2021, at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Aug. 13 at Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Ronald Arp was born to Richard and Ruth (Kadinger) Arp on Jan. 1, 1957, in Luverne. He...
Verna Schmuck
Verna Eldora Schmuck, 90, Luverne, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 27, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Verna Swenson was born on Nov. 16, 1930, to Chester and Ragna (...
Lewis Kruger
Lewis "Lewey" Kruger, 66, Lennox, South Dakota, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, following a short battle with cancer. A memorial service was Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Central Church in Sioux Falls. Lewis Lee Kruger was born on Sept. 9, 1954, to...
William Beimers
William “Bill” Beimers, age 84, of Luverne, Minnesota, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at...

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