Obituaries

A celebration of life for Paul Drown, 66, of Milroy, will be held at a later date. Paul Owen Drown was born on March 7, 1955, in Marshall, to Joseph and Kathleen (Curwick) Drown. Paul graduated from Minneota High School in 1973. He joined the United States Air Force shortly after graduation and served for 12 years. His last few years were served on the esteemed Air Force Red Horse team. Paul worked several jobs throughout his life, starting as a...
Mass of Christian Burial for Dale Raymond Kontz, 84, of Minneota, will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow the service at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Taunton. Mask and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all gatherings. Dale died on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the...
Michael Henry Janssen was born in Marshall, Minnesota, January 5, 1953 to Henry and Marie (Claeys) Janssen. His early years were spent in the Minneota area until 1966 when Hank, Marie and Mike moved to Yucaipa, CA. While still in school, Mike took a job working in the school bus garages, continuing with that until after his graduation from Yucaipa High School. Later, he had employment for many years as a driver for Schwan’s household food...
A private family graveside service will be held for Darlyne Larson, 92, of Marshall. Darlyne Anne (Higginbotham) Larson was born on April 5, 1929, in Nashwauk, MN, to Robert and Clara (Rollin) Higginbotham. The family moved to Alaska when the Alaskan Highway was completed. Darlyne graduated from Palmer, Alaska, then returned to Minnesota, where she trained to be an LPN. She worked at Glen Lake Sanatorium and Hennepin County Public Health in...
Mass of Christian Burial for Armand Dandurand, 84, of Minneota, will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Interment with military honors will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. Masks are required at all indoor events and social distancing guidelines will be followed. A recording of the service will be...
Mary Lee (Majerus) Narveson was born on August 14, 1944, in Willmar, to Frank and Emma (Wadsworth) Majerus. Mary was united in marriage to Jon Narveson on July 31, 1965. They lived in Backus, MN, until 1968, when they moved to Minneota. Mary enjoyed staying home with their son Kurt, who was born in Backus in 1967. She went to work at Schott Corporation in 1974. Mary was blessed with many good friends. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and being...
The funeral service for Betty Lou Prellwitz, 82, of Minneota, will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota.  Visitation will be Monday, April 12, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church.  Interment will follow the service at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota. Masks are required at all indoor events and social distancing guidelines will be...
The funeral service for Lona Van Deelen, 87, of Avon, IN, formerly of Minneota, will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church in rural Granite Falls. A public walk-through visitation will be Friday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Minneota, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the service at Bergen Lutheran Cemetery. Lona died on...
The funeral service for Barbara Fodness, 81, of Minneota, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. A walk through visitation will be Friday, April 9, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. all at Hope Lutheran Church. Interment will follow the service at Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Masks are required at all indoor events and social distancing guidelines will be...
Kristi Lee Breyfogle was born on December 21, 1963, in Marshall, MN, to Nick and Lois (Christensen) Neisius. She grew up in Minneota where she lived most of her life and attended Minneota Public Schools. Kristi worked many different jobs throughout her life including CNA/Med Aid at the Minneota and Clarkfield Manors for several years, the Clarkfield bakery, as a bartender at the West End Bar in Taunton, but most recently, Kristi served as a cook...

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