Obituaries

Lylas Smidstra
Lylas Mae Smidstra, 88, Luverne, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at The American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to...
Carol Stearns
Carol Jean Stearns was born March 21, 1960, to Joel and Nyla (Kleine) Stearns in Luverne. She attended Luverne schools and graduated in 1978.  Carol graduated from SMSU in Marshall and then moved to southern California to work at General Dynamics.  In 1989 she married Jeff Grant in Pomona,...
Debra Von Behren
Debra Marie Von Behren, Madison, South Dakota, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A Celebration of Life was at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls. Debra Wikstrom was born Aug. 11, 1958, to Gerald and Barbara (Crocker)...
Julie Wynia
Julie Ann (Zwart) Wynia, 67, Steen, Minnesota, devoted wife of 47 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend to a multitude, and faithful follower of Jesus Christ, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. A visitation with the family present will be held from 5 p.m. to 7...
John Dubbelde, 72, Pipestone, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the Pipestone County Hospice House in Pipestone. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. Burial was in St. Leo Catholic Cemetery in Pipestone. Arrangements were provided by...
Larry Dean Fodness, 77, Edgerton, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at his son’s home in Larchwood, Iowa. A private family service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, dingmannandsons.com.  (1028 DN)     
Charlotte Kuechenmeister
Charlotte E. Kuechenmeister, age 94, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Good Samaritan –Luther Manor in Sioux Falls. Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Hope Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, with graveside services to follow...
Joyce Elizabeth Sandbo, 79, Luverne, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2021. A celebration to remember Joyce’s life will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at The Lake in Luverne. A private burial will be at a later date. Joyce Sarvela was born March 7, 1942, to Theodore and Henrietta...
John Anderson
John Allen “Jack” Anderson, 83, Nevis, died at home on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov, 6, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. John was born on July 13, 1938, to Elmer...
Cecilia Javner, 86, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Oak Creek. A visitation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, with a funeral service to follow, at Heritage Funeral Home in Oak Creek. A celebration of life ceremony will also take place from noon to 4 p.m....

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