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Obituaries

Ruthy H. Johnson

Ruthy H. Johnson BLUE EARTH — Ruthy Helen Johnson, age 79, of Blue Earth, Minn., passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2020, at United Hospital District in Blue Earth, surrounded by family. A small visitation celebration of Ruthy’s life will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11, 2020, at ...

Mark A. Grotzinger

Mark A. Grotzinger FAIRMONT — A memorial visitation for Mark A. Grotzinger, 60, of Fairmont, will be held 2-3 p.m. Thursday at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Those who wish to attend who are health-compromised may come from 1-2 p.m. Social distancing guidelines will be observed, masks ...

Lee Haack

Lee Haack BRANDON, S.D. — A memorial service for Lee Allen Haack, 73, of Brandon, formerly of Fairmont, will be 11 a.m. July 23 at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church in Brandon. Due to COVID-19, social distancing with masks is encouraged. Burial will take place at a later date in Union ...

Julane J. Kutnink

Julane J. Kutnink FAIRMONT — A celebration of life graveside service for Julane “Judy” J. Kutnink, 78, of Fairmont will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Fraser Township, rural Fairmont. Kutnink died Thursday afternoon, March 5, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in ...

Kathryn Crowley

Kathryn Crowley FULDA — Kathryn Crowley passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020, at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, at the age of 105. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Fulda, with Msgr. R. Paul Heiting celebrating. Pallbearers ...

Roger L. Hall

Roger L. Hall GRANADA — A funeral service for Roger L. Hall, 75, of Granada, Minn., will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will follow the service at Center Creek Cemetery near Granada. Roger passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020. Visitation will ...

Allan R. Klopp

Allan R. Klopp MINNEAPOLIS — Allan Richard Klopp, 74, was called to his eternal rest Friday, July 3, 2020, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis, Minn. A private burial and celebration of life will be at a later date. Allan was born Nov. 26, 1945, in Fairmont, Minn., the youngest ...

Julane J. Kutnink

Julane J. Kutnink FAIRMONT — A celebration of life graveside service for Julane “Judy” J. Kutnink, 78, of Fairmont will be held Saturday at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, 1623 170th St., Fraser Township, rural Fairmont. Kutnink died Thursday afternoon, March 5, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health ...

Karl Voelkner

Karl Voelkner ELMORE — A celebration of life for Karl Voelkner, 71, of Elmore will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Life Family Church in Blue Earth. Voelkner died Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the ...

Donald E. Tietje

Donald E. Tietje ONALASKA, Wis. — Funeral service for Donald E. Tietje, age 83, of Onalaska, Wis., formerly of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert, Minn. Burial will follow the service in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ...

Roger L. Hall

Roger L. Hall GRANADA — Funeral service for Roger L. Hall, 75, of Granada will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will follow the service at Center Creek Cemetery near Granada. He died Sunday, July 5, 2020. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Lakeview ...

Walter Thate

ST. JAMES — Walter Thate, age 86, of St. James, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020, at his home. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2020, at First Lutheran Church in St. James, with Rev. Andy Hermodson-Olsen and Rev. Matt Seagert officiating. The service will be live ...

Ramon Rowan

FARMINGTON — Ramon “Ray” Rowan, age 74, of Farmington, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday July 14, 2020, at White Funeral Home, 12804 Nicollet Ave. S. in Burnsville, with a visitation from 5-8 p.m. Monday, July 13, and one hour prior to the ...

Roger A. Grant

BUFFALO — Roger A. Grant, age 91, of Buffalo, formerly of Fairmont, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo, Minn. Funeral liturgy will be 10 a.m. July 10, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Minneapolis. A celebration of life will be held 1-3 p.m. July 10 at the Wayzata Bar ...

Donald E. Tietje

ONALASKA, Wis. — Services for Donald E. Tietje, 83, of Onalaska, formerly of Fairmont, are pending with the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Tietje died Saturday afternoon, July 4, 2020, at the Gunderson Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis.

Floyd L. Backstrom

Floyd L. Backstrom NORTH MANKATO — Floyd L. Backstrom, age 86, of North Mankato passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato, with Pastor Kristian Bjornstad and ...

Norma Stough

Norma Stough FAIRMONT — Norma Stough, age 82, of Fairmont, formerly of Truman, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at her home at Goldfinch Estates in Fairmont. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, a private memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday July 8, and will be livestreamed ...

Heidi Schmidt

Heidi Schmidt OWATONNA — A funeral service for Heidi Diana Marie (Due) Schmidt, age 77, of Owatonna, Minn., previously of Farmington, Minn., and Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2020, at United Methodist Church in Fairmont. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 5, ...

Jon Philip Wood

Jon Philip Wood LAKE HAMILTON, Fla. — Jon Philip Wood, 56, of Lake Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at his home from diabetic complications. A funeral service will be held July 7, 2020, at Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales. He was born July 13, 1963, in Fairmont, ...

Vernon Bau

Vernon Bau TRUMAN — Vernon Bau, 92, of Truman died Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Heartland Senior Living in Truman. A private memorial service will be held 3 p.m. July 10. It will be livestreamed via the funeral home’s website. Visitation will follow the service from 4-6 p.m. July 10 at ...