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Obituaries

  • August 24, 2015
    Loretta Ann Duffy, 71, Luverne, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in in Luverne with a time of fellowship one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial of cremains will be at a later date. Loretta Schultz was born Sept. 19, 1943, to Raymond and Anne (Pekron)…
  • August 24, 2015
    Peter John “Pete” DeBoer, 89, Steen, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, Iowa. A funeral service was Monday, Aug. 24, at Steen Reformed Church with burial at the Eastside Cemetery in rural Steen. Peter DeBoer was born May 4, 1926, to Joe and Engelina “Lena” (Noy) DeBoer in Hull, Iowa. The family lived on a farm north of Rock Rapids along the state line.…
  • August 24, 2015
    Grace Johanna Braasch, 92, Luverne, formerly of Garrison, North Dakota, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 20, at Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial took place Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Rosehill Cemetery in Minot, North Dakota. Grace Beyer was born Dec. 14, 1922, to John and Johanna Beyer in Boyden, Iowa.…
  • August 24, 2015
    Alvin “Al” Zeinstra, 65, Luverne, formerly of Pipestone, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at his home in Luverne. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 21, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Pipestone. Burial will be at a later date in the Holland Cemetery in Holland.  Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Pipestone, www.hartquistfuneral.com. (0827 DN)
  • August 17, 2015
    Ralph Lais, 91, Magnolia, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial will be at St. Catherine Catholic Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements…
  • August 17, 2015
    Grace Johanna Braasch, 93, Luverne, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s edition of the Rock County Star Herald. Arrangements are pending at Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com. (0820 DN)
  • August 17, 2015
    Donna Lee Stoterau, 73, Beaver Creek, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Monday, Aug. 17, at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church in Brandon, South Dakota. Burial followed at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Donna Oye was born Feb. 18, 1942, to Virgil and Lucille (Lauck) Oye in Hardwick. She grew up in the Hardwick area…
  • August 17, 2015
    Henrietta Johanna Hargesheimer, 81, Luverne, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Friday, Aug. 14, at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Henrietta Haak was born Aug. 9, 1934, to Richard and Alice (Smith) Haan in Hills. She spent her childhood in Hills and graduated from Hills High School…
  • August 17, 2015
    Evelyn Cecelia Feit, 97, Luverne, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at Sanford Hospital in Luverne. A memorial service was Friday, Aug. 14, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Wilmont. Evelyn Bergin was born Nov. 13, 1917, to John and Barbara (Gilfoy) Bergin in rural Springwater Township, Rock County. She attended school at St. Mary’s Academy in Dell Rapids,…
  • August 17, 2015
    Florence Buys, 91, Edgerton, formerly of Leota, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 15, at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Leota. Burial was at Leota Community Cemetery. Florence Koelewyn was born April 10, 1924, to Frank and Gerritje (Buijert) Koelewyn on the family farm in Leota Township, Nobles County. She attended…
  • August 17, 2015
    A.D. “Bud” Bjerrum, 85, Luverne, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A private family burial will take place. A.D. Bjerrum was born Aug. 9, 1930, to Henry and Orva (Mitchell) Bjerrum at the Seward Hospital in Seward, Nebraska. Bud grew up and received his education in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1952 Bud joined the United States Army where he was sergeant of the…
  • August 10, 2015
    Jerome Charles “Jerry” Taylor, 94, Luverne, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.  A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Burial with full military honors provided by the Adrian American Legion will be in the St. Adrian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Dingmann Funeral…
  • August 10, 2015
    Lorna Jean Schmidt, 79, Luverne, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Wednesday, Aug. 12, at First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Lorna Henningsen was born April 10, 1936, to Edward and Viola (Soutar) Henningsen at the Luverne Hospital in Luverne. She was raised in Mound Township, Rock…
  • August 10, 2015
    Ann Jaloyce Erickson, 75, Hills, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. A funeral service was Thursday, Aug. 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial followed at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Hills.  Ann Finke was born Oct. 2, 1939, to Alvin M. and Anna Lena (Thone) Finke in Luverne. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Hills High School. Ann…
  • August 10, 2015
    Henrietta J. Hargesheimer, 81, Luverne, formerly of Hills, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Arrangements are by…
  • August 10, 2015
    Evelyn C. Feit, 97, Luverne, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com. A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition of the Star Herald.  (0813 DN)
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