Obituaries

Mary Van Hecke, 88, of Minneota, died on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Divine Providence Health Center in Ivanhoe, MN. Mass of Christian Burial for Mary will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota, with a parish prayer service at 4 p.m. and a rosary to follow. Visitation will continue...
Lester Andrew Josephson passed away on January 1, 2020 at the age of 77 in Tucson, AZ. He was born July 29, 1942 in Minneota, MN to Adalbjorn (Abo) and Clarice Josephson. He attended country school as well as Minneota public schools, graduating in 1960. He had a beautiful singing voice and was offered a scholarship to St. Olaf College. He instead chose to attend Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, where he excelled in football as well as track...
On December 28, 2019, Lawrence Paul Tillemans passed away, after a very short illness and with his three sons and family members holding his hand and guiding him to meet his beloved wife, Josephine. Only a few days before, he was dressed as Santa Claus and leading Christmas songs. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph, Minnesota. The Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB...
Lois (Pesch, Gorecki) Chlebecek, 95, of Minneota, died on Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota. Mass of Christian Burial for Lois will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Eloi...
Harold Bach, age 76, of St. Leo, MN passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at the St. Leo Catholic Church in St. Leo, MN. Visitation will be held 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 2 at the Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel in Canby with Rosary at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the...
Mass of Christian Burial for LaVern Evers, 53, of Minneota, will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic...
The funeral service for Clara DeRoode, 99, of Marshall, formerly of Minneota, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minneota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota. Clara Alabjorg (Rafnson) DeRoode was born on May 17, 1920, in Westerheim Township, Lyon County, to Ole and Sarah (Snidal) Rafnson. She...
Sharon Tholkes, 73, of Hopkins, formerly of Minneota, died on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, MN. Mass of Christian Burial for Sharon will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 6 at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota. Sharon Ann Tholkes...
Irene Johnson, age 99, of Minneota, Minnesota, died on Friday, November 22, 2019, at her home with family and caregivers by her side. Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minneota, Minnesota. Private Interment will be at a later date in the Westerheim Cemetery, rural Minneota, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Monday, November 25, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota...
Edward B. Buysse died on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the age of 85 years old. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 13, from 4-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 5 p.m. and Parish Prayers beginning at 7 p.m. at the Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall and continue on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Edward “Ed”...

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