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Obituaries

  • January 04, 2016
    Maurice Fitzer, 89, Luverne, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Visitation is from 4–6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Maurice Roger Fitzer was born Oct. 10…
  • January 04, 2016
    Joyce Ann Blair, 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at South Shore Care Center in Worthington. She was born January 27, 1935, in Mount Vernon, Indiana, to Leo and Elvora (Mayville) Coan.  Joyce attended school in Mount Vernon and graduated in 1956. She then attended Lockyer Business College in Evansville, Indiana. Joyce married Everret Norman in 1959. They had one child, Ronald. The couple made…
  • January 04, 2016
    Dorothea “Dottie” Goembel, 93, formerly of Magnolia, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Parkview Manor in Ellsworth. A gathering of family and friends was Sunday, Jan. 2, with prayers and sharing of memories at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Dorothea Marietta Leicher was born June 28, 1922, to Robert and Edith (Fugate) Leicher in Luverne. She was raised in Luverne and graduated from Luverne…
  • December 28, 2015
    Donald DeBoer, 80, Leota, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at the Hospice of The Valley in Mesa, Arizona. Arrangements are pending with the Leota Burial Association and Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne.
  • December 28, 2015
    Edwina Carroll Rust, 86, Luverne, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the First Baptist Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Edwina Doyle was born July 13, 1929, to John and Anna (Gibboney) Doyle on a farm southeast of Luverne. She was raised on various farms throughout…
  • December 22, 2015
    Milton Donald Gibbs, 80, Luverne, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Living Rock Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Arrangements are through Hartquist Funeral Home, Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.                            (1224 DN)
  • December 22, 2015
    Velma Grant, 87, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at Southridge Nursing Home in Sioux Falls. A funeral service was Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Humboldt, South Dakota. Burial was at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were by George Boom Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, www.georgeboom.com.                            (1224 DN)
  • December 22, 2015
    Raymond Benjamin Boelman, 94, Ellsworth, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at his home. A funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. Burial was at the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth. Raymond Boelman was born Nov. 24, 1921, to Rudolph and Tillie (Mennen) Boelman in Ash Creek. He attended school in Ash Creek. Ray married Adeline Hisken on Oct. 6, 1944, at…
  • December 22, 2015
    Louise Lena Kiebach, 101, Luverne, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth. A funeral service was Tuesday, Dec. 22, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Memory Gardens near Luverne. Louise Kiebach was born June 23, 1914, to Robert and Erene (Hagedorn) Staeffler at their home in Battle Plain Township, Rock County. She was baptized Aug. 18,…
  • December 14, 2015
    Larry N. Torgerson, 71, of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, formerly of Waseca, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A committal service will take place at a later date. Dingmann Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Luverne is assisting the family with arrangements.
  • December 07, 2015
    Darlene Mae Spease, 82, Minneapolis, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Minneapolis. A memorial service was Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Bethel Baptist Church in Brookings, South Dakota. Darlene Braa was born Sept. 20, 1933, to George and Iona Braa in Jasper. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1951. Darlene married Loren Spease on April 15, 1953, in Luverne. After Loren finished chiropractic school,…
  • December 07, 2015
    Roger O. Rohlck, 79, Rice, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial service was Monday, Nov. 30, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. Roger was born May 5, 1936, in Hardwick to Oreland and Irene (Mann) Rohlck. He served in the U.S. Army.  On Aug. 11, 1957, he married Verna Janousek in Gregory, South Dakota.  Roger worked as a district sales manager at Pioneer for…
  • December 01, 2015
    Anita Cook Anita Marie Cook, 73, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Shelton, Washington. A memorial service was Monday, Nov. 30, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne with burial at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Anita Godfrey was born March 7, 1942, to Otis and Lois (Schlicht) Godfrey at the Luverne Community Hospital in Luverne. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in…
  • December 01, 2015
    Rosella McCorkell Rosella M. McCorkell, 91, Luverne, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Sanford Foundation Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne with burial at New Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone. Rosella Smeins was born May 28, 1924, to Mike and Eva (Schmit) Meyers near Chamberlain, South Dakota. She grew up in…
  • December 01, 2015
    Vivian Else Vivian Elaine Else, 82, Brandon, South Dakota, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at Bethany Home in Brandon. A visitation was Monday, Nov. 30, at George Boom Funeral Chapel, and the family will have a private funeral. Vivian Elaine Letcher was born July 2, 1933, to Everett and Viola (Cummings) Letcher in Hanson County, South Dakota. On June 6, 1952, she married Ivan Cleo Else in Luverne.…
  • December 01, 2015
    Mary Emery Mary Helen Emery, 83, Luverne, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Sunday, Nov. 29, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne with burial at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Mary McRobert was born Feb. 17, 1932, to J. Bryan and Gail (Carter) McRobert in Luverne. She graduated from Luverne High School before attending the…
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