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Obituaries

  • July 04, 2016
    Harold E. Forsberg, 91, Hardwick, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Medical Center in Luverne. A funeral service was Saturday, July 2, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial with military honors provided by the Hardwick American Legion followed at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Harold Forsberg was born April 23, 1925, to Emil and Gertrude (Peterson) Forsberg in…
  • June 27, 2016
    Verna Laura Busch, 91, Loveland, Colorado, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. A funeral service was Friday, June 24, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was Saturday, June 25, at Prairie Hill Cemetery in Fulda. Verna Bartels was born Oct. 15, 1924, to Otto and Martha (Scheel) Bartels on a farm in Pipestone County. She was…
  • June 27, 2016
    Doris Helen Ebert, 88, Luverne, died Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will be in the St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne, with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will…
  • June 27, 2016
    Monsignor Eugene Elmer “Father Gene” Egan, 87, Luverne, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral was Wednesday, June 29, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Burial with full military honors followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Ellsworth. Eugene Elmer Egan was born Sept. 29, 1928, to Elmer (Casey) and Margaret Egan on the family farm located on the Iowa-…
  • June 27, 2016
    Janet Newell, 74, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Lennox, South Dakota, and Luverne, died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Private graveside services were held with burial in the Lennox Cemetery. Janet Priesz was born Jan. 5, 1942, in Luverne, where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Luverne High School in 1960. In 1962 she married David…
  • June 27, 2016
    Marcella Genieva Scott, 88, Hardwick, died Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital. A funeral service was Tuesday, June 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Marcella Scheerhorn was born April 6, 1928, to Jerry and Hattie (Bendt) Scheerhorn in Pipestone County. She was raised on the farm near Trosky. Marcella was baptized and…
  • June 20, 2016
    Verna Laura Busch, 91, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. Funeral arrangements are pending with Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (0616 DN)
  • June 14, 2016
    Stanley John Wessels, 84, Luverne, died Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Wednesday, June 15, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial with full military honors was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Stanley Wessels was born Nov. 20, 1931, to Fred and Jennie (Bergman) Wessels at their home in Rock County. He grew up in Ash Creek…
  • June 14, 2016
    Richard “Dick” Walvante, 80, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Friday, April 15, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center. A celebration of life for both Dick and his wife, AnNette, who recently died of ovarian cancer, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at the Jasper Cemetery in Jasper with an open house to follow at 3 p.m. at the Brandon Lutheran Church in Brandon, South Dakota. Richard Walvatne…
  • June 14, 2016
    Frederick Manfred Jr., loyal longtime resident and writer from  Southwest Minnesota and Southeast South Dakota, died on June 12th, 2016, at Dougherty Hospice in Sioux Falls.  The son of author Frederick Manfred and Maryanna Shorba Manfred, he was born in Minneapolis on February 6, 1954, and lived in Luverne, MN, most of his life. Raised in the family home which eventually became the Blue Mounds…
  • June 07, 2016
    Gladys Van Wettering, 84, Luverne, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne with burial at Eastside Cemetery in Steen. A visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Gladys Hoff was born Sept. 24, 1931, to John and Jennie (Teune) Hoff in…
  • June 07, 2016
    Born to Carl and Irene Isaacson on June 15, 1928, on the farm she grew up on. Attended a one-room country school grades 1-8. Graduated from Litchfield High School in 1946. Attended the University of Minnesota—graduated in 1951 with Bachelor of Science in Public Health Nursing. On the staff of University of Minnesota Hospital for three years. Head nurse on medical station. 1954 married Gordon L.…
  • May 31, 2016
    Rosanne Lynn Olson, 65, Wabasso, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at Season’s Hospice in Redwood Falls after a three-year illness of multiple myeloma. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wabasso. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Sunset Funeral Association in Wabasso, www.sunsetfuneralassociation.…
  • May 31, 2016
    Diane La Frenz, 69, Luverne, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Luverne, dingmannandsons.com  (0602 DN)
  • May 31, 2016
    Robert Leo “Bob” Olson, 79, Beaver Creek, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral was Tuesday, May 31, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Robert Olson was born Sept. 1, 1936, to Ole and Meta (Schneekloth) Olson in Beaver Creek, where he was raised and received his education through the eighth grade. Following his…
  • May 31, 2016
    Opal Claussen, 95, Luverne, died Monday, May 23, 2016, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. Following Opal’s request, no services will be held. Opal Johanna Hoops was born Aug. 7, 1920, to Lewis and Margaret (Pieper) Hoops in Quimby, Iowa. She was raised and received her education in Quimby until 1928 when the family moved to Washta, Iowa, then Grand Meadow, Iowa, and Marcus, Iowa, until…
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