Obituaries

Rose Belaen, 67, of Brandt, SD, passed unexpectedly on Oct. 25, 2023 at Sanford Hospital in Clear Lake, SD. Funeral services will be Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Astoria, SD. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Astoria, SD with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Private family burial will be at Highland Lutheran Cemetery in Brandt, SD at a later date.
Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas “Shady” Verschelde, 70, of Marshall, will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Interment with military honors will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in...
Mass of Christian Burial for Bernice Kloos, 90, of Cold Spring, MN, was held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, at 10 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation was held on Monday from 4-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Minneota. Visitation continued on Tuesday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the remembrance center. There was a rosary at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the church before the service. Interment...
Benedict “Ben” Pohlen, 67, of Taunton, MN passed away on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 at the Johnson Memorial Care Center in Dawson, MN after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 at the Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel in Canby and a private family service will follow at 7 p.m. Private family burial will be at the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery in St. Leo, MN at a later date. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel is...
The funeral service for Gary Van Winkle, Sr., 70, of Echo, will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood. A livestream and recording of the service will be available on the church YouTube channel. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home in Echo, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Interment at Rock Valle Lutheran Cemetery...
Galen Lanners, age 44, of Marshall, MN, died peacefully in his loving home under the care of Hospice on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, at Living Word Lutheran Church in Marshall. A reception will follow at the church. Interment will be at 4 p.m. in St. Edward’s Catholic Cemetery in Minneota. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, at Living Word Lutheran Church in...
Gregory “Greg” Ahern, 71, of Milbank, SD, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, while receiving hospice care from Prairie Lakes Hospice at Avantara Care Center in Milbank, SD with family members at his side. A celebration of Greg's life will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Minneota. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a prayer service beginning at 1 p.m., followed by inurnment with...
Virginia T. (Sumerfelt) Vikesland, 94, of Fergus Falls and formerly of Frazee, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 9, 2023. Virginia was born on Dec. 20, 1928 in rural Taunton, MN, the daughter of the late Alexander and Domicela (Kielb) Sumerfelt. She grew up on a farm near Taunton and attended schools at Taunton and Minneota. Virginia married Russell Vikesland on June 1, 1955, and they lived in Fergus Falls and Perham before moving to Frazee...
Charles Harlan “Chuck” Josephson was born in Minneota, MN on Aug. 2, 1933, to Clarice and Adalbjorn “Abo” Josephson. He was a graduate of Minneota High School and Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. He married his wife, Joan, while in the army and stationed in Germany. Charles lived in several communities, including Tucson, AZ since 1979, where he died on Aug. 13, 2023 of natural causes at the age of 90. Charles owned and operated the Ink Well...
On Aug. 9, 2023, Robert “Bob” Lawrence Bauer, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 89. Bob was born on June 19, 1934 to Joseph and Emma Bauer at St. Mary’s Hospital in New Ulm, MN. Bob graduated from Minneota High School in 1952. On Oct. 17, 1953, Bob married his high school sweetheart, Jeanette Ann Sanders, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Roseburg, Oregon. They moved to California in 1956 where Bob worked as a machinist for...

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