Obituaries

A private graveside service and interment for Elloween Jensen, 92, of Minneota, will be held at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota. A public memorial service will be held in the future when it is safe to do so. Elloween Mae (Huebner) Jensen was born on April 4, 1928, in Worthington, MN, to Carl and Esther (Junker) Huebner. Elloween grew up in Okabena, MN, and graduated as Salutatorian from Okabena High School in 1946. After graduation, Elloween...
Jamie Welsh, age 59, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center. Private Interment was held Monday, December 7, 2020, in the St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery, Ghent, Minnesota. Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at www.hamiltonfh.com
Mass of Christian Burial for Francis Arends, 93, of Marshall, formerly of rural Minneota and Taunton, will be Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. A recording of the service will be available after at www.horvathfuneralservice.com. A walk-through visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday one hour prior to the service, all at the church. Interment with military honors will...
Mass of Christian Burial for Edna Regnier, 88, of Marshall, will be Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. A walk-through visitation will be Friday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. The family requests that masks be worn by everyone, and that social distancing be respected. Edna Lorraine (...
Edward Joseph Finnegan of Gary, SD, passed away on November 30, 2020, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. After becoming seriously ill with COVID-19, Ed engaged in every reasonable medical intervention to restore his health. When it became clear this was not possible, he made the decision to pass away peacefully, and without pain. “In the warm embrace of kith and kin” —a quote from the movie, Christmas Vacation—exemplifies a life well...
Jeffrey Howard DeSmet died on November 24, 2020 at the age of 62. Jeff was a son of William and Margaret (DeSutter) DeSmet, born on June 7, 1958; the youngest of 11 children. Jeff graduated from Minneota High School in 1977 and then attended Pipestone Vo-Tech. Jeff worked retail and even did some modeling. Jeff lived in Marshall, Minnesota for many years, working as a dedicated employee of the Schwan’s Food Company for over 30 years and the...
Wally Gillund was born August 5, 1943 in Minneota, Minnesota to Walter and Mary (Tholen) Gillund and sadly passed away on November 6, 2020 at the age of 77. Wally grew up on a farm and graduated from Minneota High School in 1961. After high school, Wally attended Universal Trade School in Omaha, NE after which time he began a successful 49-year career as owner and operator of Lehman Service Company. 56 years ago, Wally married Rita DeMartelaere...
Frances “Fran” Gillund, age 84, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. A private memorial service will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment will follow in the Lynd City Cemetery. A public visitation celebrating Fran’s life is pending and will be finalized once pandemic restrictions are loosened. Please watch for...
A private burial for William “Bill” Eugene Berry will take place at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota, MN. William “Bill” Eugene Berry was born on June 11, 1954, in Camp Lejeune, NC, to Grover E and Elizabeth (Piland) Berry. Bill was a resident of Norfolk, VA, for 45 years. He was employed at Tandy Corporation in computer and consumer electronics repair for 17 years, before becoming a partner at computer hardware and network company Computers...
Phillip Breyfogle, 98, of Taunton passed away on November 6, 2020, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Phil is survived by his wife, Marge; three sons, John, Dean, Tom; three daughters, Phyllis, Delores, Marylee; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Francis and Darrell; many nieces and nephews. Phil is preceded in death by two sons, Dale and Bruce and one great-grandson Cade. There will be a private burial at a later date....

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