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Obituaries

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 ...

Shawn Nicholson

Shawn Nicholson BLUE EARTH — A service for Shawn Nicholson, 43, of Blue Earth will be 7 p.m. July 9 at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. Nicholson died Thursday June 25, 2020, at his home. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. July 9 at the funeral home in Blue Earth. In accordance with CDC ...

Heidi Schmidt

Heidi Schmidt OWATONNA — A funeral service for Heidi Diana Marie Schmidt, 77, of Owatonna, previously of Farmington and Fairmont, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Fairmont. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont. Schmidt died peacefully Wednesday, July 1, ...

LeRoy J. Slama

LeRoy J. Slama WINNEBAGO — LeRoy James Slama, 91, of Mankato died Friday, June 12, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Because of COVID-19 concerns, a private memorial mass in celebration of his life will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Winnebago. Inurnment, with ...

Mark A. Grotzinger

Mark A. Grotzinger FAIRMONT — Funeral service for Mark A. Grotzinger, 60, of Fairmont are pending at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Grotzinger died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont is assisting the ...

Marlin Paulson

Marlin Paulson ARMSTRONG — A graveside service for Marlin Paulson, 84, of Armstrong was held June 3 at High Lake Cemetery, rural Wallingford. Paulson died peacefully Friday, May 29, 2020, at Valley Vue Assisted Living in Armstrong. He was born May 19, 1936, to Gunder and Lila (Williams) ...

Craig S. Cain

Craig S. Cain SHERBURN — Craig S. Cain, 69, of Sherburn, Minn., was called to his eternal rest Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2020, at Franklin Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Franklin, Minn. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Kramer Family Funeral Home in ...

Betty Carlson

Betty Carlson TRIMONT — Services for Betty M.E. Carlson, 98, of Trimont will be held at a later date. Carlson died Friday morning, June 26, 2020, at Seasons Healthcare in Trimont. Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont is in charge of arrangements.

Eldon L. Tietje

Eldon L. Tietje AUBURN, Wash. — Eldon Louis Tietje of Auburn, Wash., passed away Sunday morning, May 31, 2020, at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash. Memorial services will be held at a later date due to COVID-19 guidelines. Eldon Louis Tietje was born June 18, 1934, on the family farm ...

Leighton H. Hugoson

Leighton H. Hugoson FAIRMONT — A funeral service for Leighton H. Hugoson, age 97, of East Chain, Minn., will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. The funeral will be live-streamed at the following link: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/56367927 A ...

Craig S. Cain

SHERBURN — A Public Graveside Services for Craig S. Cain, 69, of Sherburn, Minnesota will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Sherburn Cemetery in Sherburn, Minnesota. Craig was called to his eternal rest on Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2020 at Franklin Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center ...

Thomas Mahoney Jr.

Thomas Mahoney Jr. FAIRMONT — A private funeral service for Thomas “Bone” Mahoney, Jr., age 67, of Fairmont, Minn. will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Fairmont. A public visitation will be 4-6:30 ...

Eldon L. Tietje

Eldon L. Tietje AUBURN, Wash. — Eldon Louis Tietje of Auburn, Wash., passed away Sunday morning, May 31, 2020, at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash. Memorial services will be held at a later date due to COVID-19 guidelines. Eldon Louis Tietje was born June 18, 1934, on the family farm ...

Blaine Kern Sr.

Blaine Kern Sr. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blaine Kern Sr., a float builder who was often credited with helping expand New Orleans’ Mardi Gras celebration into a giant event known worldwide, has died. News outlets reported that Blaine Kern Sr., known as “Mr. Mardi Gras” for his decades of ...

Janice M. Jensen

Janice M. Jensen GRANADA — A memorial Mass for Janice “Jan” M. Jensen, 82, of Granada will be 10:30 a.m. July 11 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Fairmont. Jensen died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at her home in Granada. Visitation ...

Margaret Applegate

Margaret Applegate JACKSON — A funeral service for Margaret Applegate, 97, of Jackson will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Jackson. Burial will follow the service in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson. Applegate died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Ava’s House in Sioux ...