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Obituaries

  • September 12, 2016
    Kathleen Thompson, 96, Rancho Bernardo, California, formerly of Luverne, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Rancho Bernardo. A memorial service was Aug. 20 at her church in Rancho Bernardo. Her cremains will be interred at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery on Point Loma, San Diego, California. Kathleen French was born Jan. 9, 1921, to Thomas and Mary Jane (Gibbs) French in Blaenavon, Wales, United Kingdom.…
  • September 05, 2016
    Ruth Ann Stirling, 66, Tripp, South Dakota, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at the Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial was Friday, Sept. 2, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Ruth Ann McClure was born Dec. 17, 1949, to Russell and Johanna (Beyer) McClure in Luverne. She was baptized on Jan. 15,…
  • September 05, 2016
    Kermit Arthur Skorr, 75, Jasper, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at the Pipestone County Hospice House. A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 5, at Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial followed in Japser City Cemetery. Kermit Skorr was born March 22, 1941, to Alf and Margaret (Birkeland) Skorr in Luverne. He attended country school south of Jasper and Jasper High School, graduating in 1959.…
  • September 05, 2016
    Harvey L. Hemme, 89, Luverne, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A graveside service was Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Harvey Hemme was born Dec. 11, 1926, to Karl and Caroline (Woodrich) Hemme in Garretson, South Dakota. He grew up on a farm in Rosedell Township near Sherman, South Dakota. He attended District 70 country school for three…
  • September 05, 2016
    Brent Michael Bradley, 30, Luverne, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne with a time of fellowship one hour prior to the service. Private committal of cremains will take place at a later date. Brent Bradley was born Jan. 16, 1986, to Barbara…
  • September 05, 2016
    Doris Mae Berning, 84, Luverne, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016, at the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton. A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Doris Garrett was born Aug. 11, 1932, to Garnett O. and Thelma (…
  • September 05, 2016
    Roger Warren Beers, 84, Luverne, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A time of fellowship will be from noon to 1 p.m. with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A private committal of cremains will be at a later date. Roger Beers was born March 29, 1932, to Harry and Lena (Hamann) Beers in Luverne…
  • September 05, 2016
    Susan Lynn Anderson, 53, North Branch, died unexpectedly Monday, July 25, 2016, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 5, at Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Susan Vos was born Oct. 30, 1962, to Nelson and Betty Vos in Luverne. She attended elementary school in Hardwick and graduated from Luverne High School. She then attended Mankato State University and…
  • August 29, 2016
    Norman William Kitchenmaster, 86, Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids. A funeral service was Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids. Burial was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Steen, with military honors by Van Anne-Fields VFW Post No. 6960 and Rex Strait American Legion Post No. 103. Norman William Kitchenmaster was…
  • August 29, 2016
    Gertrude Berning, 87, Adrian, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral was Wednesday, Aug. 31, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Burial followed at St. Adrian Cemetery. Gertrude Boltjes was born April 29, 1929, to John Sr. and Grace (Van Beest) Boltjes on a farm in Westside Township, rural Adrian. Gertrude was raised in Lismore and Edgerton, but most of…
  • August 29, 2016
    Dorothy Helen Dorn, 83, Luverne, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne with burial of cremains at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, with an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral…
  • August 29, 2016
    Dorothy Helen Dorn, 83, Luverne, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne with burial of cremains at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, with an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral…
  • August 23, 2016
    James Eldon “Jim” Thode, 59, Pipestone, died Monday, Aug 15, 2016, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at First Lutheran Church in Pipestone. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. James Thode was born to Feb. 8, 1957, to Clarence and Evelyn (Swenson) Thode in Luverne. He was raised on a farm in Denver Township of Rock…
  • August 23, 2016
    Arvid A. Erickson, 97, Granite Falls, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Granite Falls Manor. A funeral and burial were Friday, Aug. 19, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Granite Falls. Arvid Erickson was born July 2, 1919, to Axel and Annabelle (Underhill) Erickson near Paynesville. He grew up in the Paynesville area. In his adult life he converted to the Catholic faith and was an active member…
  • August 23, 2016
    Robert D. “Bob” Miller, 73, Luverne, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center.  A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors provided by the Luverne American Legion and VFW  will be at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the…
  • August 23, 2016
    Edwin Allen Smith, 70, Allen, Texas, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at McKinney Medical Center. Edwin Smith was born March 31, 1946, to Marvin and Nellie (Boeve) Smith. He married Peggy Winter on Sept. 4, 1971, in Adrian. He worked as a professional civil engineer in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas. Edwin is survived by his wife, Peggy; three sons, Grady (Renee) Smith and their children McKenzie,…
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