Obituaries

The funeral service for Merlin Johnson, 98, of Minneota, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minneota. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue on Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Interment will follow the service at Westerheim Cemetery in...
Bernice B. Wyffels, 89, of Jacksonville, IL and formerly of Minneota, MN passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at Heritage Health in Jacksonville, IL. She was born July 18, 1930 in Marshall, MN the daughter of Maurice and Helene Slembrouck Laleman. She married Elmo E. Wyffels on February 24, 1954 in Minneota, MN and he preceded her in death on January 8, 2008. She is survived by three sons, Thomas (Diane) Wyffels of Benson, MN, Bernard (Joan)...
Harlan Esping, age 99, of Porter, MN passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center, Canby, MN. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Hope Lutheran Church, Minneota, MN. Burial will be at the Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Minneota, MN. Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby. Harlan Johnnie...
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...

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