Obituaries

Barbara Bot
Barbara A. Bot, age 95, formerly of Luverne, Minnesota, died peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2023, surrounded by family at the Good Samaritan Society – Luther Manor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Memorial service will be Monday, January 30, at 2:00 p.m., with visitation beginning at 12:00 Noon, at...
Frederick Weninger
Frederick George Weninger, 80 years of age, passed away on Jan. 10, 2023, at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his loving family by his side.  A memorial service will be held at Steen, Minnesota, in May 2023.  He is survived by Bonnie  (Aukes),  his wife of 30 years; three sons, Joel (Shannon...
Serena Franken
Serena Sue Franken, 38, Luverne, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the Luverne Hospice Cottage.        Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 22, at American Reformed Church in Luverne. A funeral service was Monday, Jan. 23, at the church. Serena Sue Franken was born on October 8, 1984, to Bryon and Kristi (...
Glenn Elwood Rye, 95, Sun City, Arizona, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2022. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, with a visitation beginning at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Hills. Arrangements are provided by Hartquist...
Mary Jacobsma, 87, Luverne, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at Avera McKennen Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow at Maplewood...
Eugene Dominic Becker, 100, Worthington, died on Dec. 5, 2022, at the Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Ilene Becker, 95, Worthington, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2022, in Grand Rapids. A memorial Mass for the couple will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church...
William Wendt
William Arthur Wendt, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, at his home in Oakdale. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury. Memorials are preferred to the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin for wells in Malawi and to the memorial fund at King of...
Dorothey Texel
Dorothey Jean Perkins Swenson Texel, daughter of William and Anna Perkins, was born on Sept. 8, 1921. She had four siblings: Gilbert, Elizabeth, Wilma, and Beverly. The family lived in the Rock County area of southwest Minnesota. Dorothey grew up on her parents’ farm, graduated high school in...
David Kruger
David Lee Kruger, 76, Steen, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. David Kruger was born on July 20, 1946, to Martin and...
Chuck Waknitz
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, Chuck Waknitz, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, peacefully passed away at 81. Chuck was born on June 1, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Charles and Eileen (Magel) Waknitz. After graduating from trade school in 1959, he built his passion as...

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