Obituaries

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....
Funeral services for Lona Van Deelen, 87, of Avon, IN, formerly of Minneota, are pending. Lona Lorraine (Amundson) Van Deelen was born on April 25, 1933, to Martin and Mary (Willman) Amundson, the youngest of five children. Lona grew up on the family farm near Ivanhoe. After graduating high school, she met and married Odilo Van Deelen on June 29, 1954, and they lived on his family farm near Minneota, until his death in 2013. They raised their...
A graveside service and interment for Jerald “Jerry” Pohlen, 77, of Taunton, will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota. Jerald “Jerry” Jerome Pohlen was born on July 20, 1943, in Marshall, to Benjamin and Lorene (Thomas) Pohlen. Jerry grew up on the family farm near Minneota, and attended school in Minneota. After leaving high school, he ran a corn shelling business for a couple of years...
A celebration of life memorial for Carol Reiss, 77, of Taunton, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020, at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Minneota. A walk through visitation will take place on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and will continue on Monday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Remembrance Center. The service will be livestreamed and a recording will be available at www.horvathfuneralservice.com. Masks are...
Arlene Wolff, of Shakopee, Minnesota, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the age of 81. Arlene was born on Sept. 26, 1939, in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, to Victor and Sylvia (Braunger) Iffert. Arlene was raised on the family farm two miles from Morgan, Minnesota with her two brothers and two sisters, until she graduated high school in 1957. She then moved to Minneapolis to work at the University of Minnesota...
Darlene Evalene (Erickson) Gunderson, age 80 passed peacefully surrounded by family on September 14, 2020 after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. Darlene was born September 30, 1939 at Grand Rapids, MN to Lloyd and Olive (Ellis)Erickson. Darlene married Jon Gunderson on December 19, 1955 and they moved to Minneota, MN and then relocated to the Ottertail area in the early 1980s. They were blessed with five children. Darlene selflessly...

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