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Obituaries

  • February 22, 2016
    Arnold Rieckman, 88, Luverne, formerly of Jasper, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral mass was Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Burial will be in the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota, at a later date. Arrangements were through the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com. (0225 DN)
  • February 22, 2016
    The Reverend Dee Jay Reiff, age 77, was born in rural Kansas on March 21, 1938, to John and Ruth Reiff.  He and his younger brother, Danny, grew up on the family farm and spent their summers custom combining wheat from Oklahoma to Montana.  He graduated from Kipp High School in Kansas where he was a member of three basketball teams which qualified for the state tournament. He also played trumpet…
  • February 15, 2016
    Laurie Ann (Berning) Abels, 54, Brewster, formerly of Adrian, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Tuesday, Feb. 16, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Friar James Berning officiated. Burial was in the Adrian Cemetery. Laurie Ann Berning was born Jan. 23, 1962, to Al and Gert (Boltjes) Berning in Adrian. She graduated…
  • February 15, 2016
    Janice C. Kroontje, 70, formerly of Magnolia, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center in Jackson. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 13, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial was in the Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Janice Carol Tousley was born Jan. 24, 1946, to Russell and Ellen (Allen) Tousley on the family farm in rural Carson City, Michigan, where…
  • February 15, 2016
    Genevieve J. Murphy, 81, passed away on Feb. 3, 2016, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars, Iowa. A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the Mauer- Johnson Funeral Home with a one hour visitation prior to the service. Rev. Kolleen Queener officiated. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Catherine’s Cemetery located in Luverne, Minnesota. Expressions of…
  • February 08, 2016
    Janice Carol Kroontje, 70, formerly of Magnolia, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the Sanford Jackson Medical Center in Jackson. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.    (0211 DN)
  • February 08, 2016
    Virginia Mae Gerken, 94, Luverne, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Virginia Gerken was born July 22, 1921, to Hubert and Rose (Kramer) Gerken in Adrian. She was baptized and later confirmed at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Virginia received her education and graduated…
  • February 08, 2016
    Norman H. Nelson, 67, Magnolia, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at his home. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 6, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Full military honors were provided by the Luverne American Legion and VFW. Norman Nelson was born March 28, 1948, in Adrian, to Harry R. and Annabelle (De Boey) Nelson. Norman graduated from…
  • February 02, 2016
    Anita D. Hort, 94, Brooten, formerly of Kenneth, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. A funeral service was Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial followed at the Kenneth Lutheran Cemetery in rural Kenneth. Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com. (0204 DN)
  • February 02, 2016
    Theodore “Bud” Untiedt, 87, Fillmore, California, died in Fillmore Jan. 3, 2016, as the result of a stroke. The family will gather in mid-March for a celebration of his life. Theodore Untiedt was born June 6, 1928, to Harry William and Gertrude Untiedt in Luverne. He graduated from Hills High School in 1946. He first worked at Gurensey Dairy until he joined the U.S. Navy in April 1948. He served…
  • February 02, 2016
    Evelyn Elvina Silvrants, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Sanford Luverne Hospital. Sharing of memories and Evelyn’s favorite food, ice cream, will be Friday, Feb. 5, from noon to 2 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m., all at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Evelyn Silvrants was born Jan. 13, 1927, to Clarence and Marie (Beckman) Knorr on a farm in Plymouth County, Iowa. She…
  • February 02, 2016
    Alexandra Christine “Allie” Rozeboom, 41, Luverne, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at her home. A funeral service was Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Alexandra Rozeboom was born on July 16, 1974, to Chris and Donna (Buchanan) Vahey on George Air Force Base in Victorville, California. In 1976 she moved with her family to…
  • January 25, 2016
    Hattie Vander Ziel, infant child of Kristy and Philip Vander Ziel of Leota, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. A private family service will be held. Burial will follow at the Leota Community Cemetery in Leota. Arrangements are by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com. (0128 DN)
  • January 25, 2016
    Ann Elizabeth (Weis) Pick, 72, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Canistota, South Dakota. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at St. Catherine Catholic Church.  Visitation with the family will be from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, www.heritagesfsd.…
  • January 25, 2016
    Eileen Marie Reisch, age 91, of Luverne, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Rock Rapids Care Center in Rock Rapids, Iowa. She was born April 30, 1924, in Howard, South Dakota, to Albert and Barbara (Koppert) Magnuson. Eileen graduated from St. Agatha Catholic High School and attended college in Mitchell, South Dakota, where she received her teaching degree. She taught…
  • January 25, 2016
    Donald Lange, 83, Adrian, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the VA Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral mass was Jan. 25, 2016, at St. Adrian Catholic Church with interment at the parish cemetery. Donald Lange was born Dec. 16, 1932, to August and Margaret (Frahm) Lange on a farm near Luverne. He grew up and worked on the family farm and attended country school. Don enlisted with…
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