Obituaries

Alice M. Abraham, age 87, of St. Leo, MN passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at her home in St. Leo. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the St. Leo Catholic Church, St. Leo, MN. Burial was held in the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was held 5 – 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service with Rosary to follow on Friday, March 19, 2021 at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby, MN.

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A celebration of the life of Robert Prellwitz, 62, of Minneota, will take place with a visitation from 4-7 pm on Monday, March 29, 2021, at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral service, from 2 – 3 pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, with a 3 pm funeral service, also at Hope Lutheran Church. Interment will take place at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota. Masks are required at all indoor events and...
Freida Geiwitz, 94, passed away peacefully at her daughter Gretchen’s house in Olympia, WA, with family by her side on March 5, 2021. Freida was born on April 27, 1926 in Walhalla, ND to Helene (Fraser) and Milfred Howell. She graduated from Walhalla High School and Maryville State University with degrees in History, Library Science, Psychology, and English. Upon graduation, she moved to Minneota and started her...
A celebration of the life of Virgil Buysse, 71, of Taunton, will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the American Legion Club in Minneota. Virgil was born on November 28, 1949, in Marshall, Minnesota, to Wilfred and Lucy (Bulcke) Buysse. He grew up in Eidsvold Township in the Minneota area and attended St. Edward Catholic School. Virgil graduated from Minneota Public Schools in 1967. Following graduation,...
Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanette Hoberg, 85, of Minneota, will be Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. A recording of the service will be available later at www.horvathfuneralservice.com. A public walk-through visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery. Mask and social distancing requirements will be...
Ronald Ray Myrvik, 82, passed away Feb. 15, 2021 at Bayshore Health Center, Duluth, MN. Ron was born near Minneota on May 26, 1938 to Ray and Alice Myrvik. He attended and graduated from the Minneota school system. Ron married Mavis Amundson and was the father of three children. The majority of Ron’s employment was spent operating a backhoe or dragline for various companies. He is survived by daughter Traci (Tom) Myhre of Minneota, daughter Tami...
Tom E. Boerboom, dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin was welcomed into heaven by his beloved daughter, Jessica, on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the age of 72. There is no doubt that he was overjoyed to be reunited with Jessica, his parents, Eddie and Marie, his fishing buddy Grandma Boerboom and so many aunts and uncles! Tom was born on August 6, 1948 in Ghent, Minnesota and would grow up celebrating his Belgian heritage...
Byron ("Lin") Rafnson passed away on Jan. 16, 2021 at the age of 77. Byron was born in Minneota, MN in 1943 to Byron and Louise ("Babe") Rafnson. Byron graduated from Minneota High School on 1961 and attended St. Cloud State University. After attending college, he enlisted in the United States Navy from 1962-1965 and served on the USS Coontz (DLG-9) where he was a Boiler Operator and was proud to the Oil King. After serving...
Duane Sanow, age 63, passed peacefully at his home in Montevideo surrounded by his beloved family on January 25th, 2021 after a 15 month courageous battle with Glioblastoma. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Anderson – TeBeest Funeral Home in Granite Falls, 845 Hwy 212 W. A livestream of the funeral service will be available on Duane's obituary page on Saturday at 12:45 PM. Visitation with the family...
Services for Dale Kontz will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so.  Dale Raymond Kontz was born on the family farm near Elkton, South Dakota, to Arnold and Loretta Kontz on November 16, 1936.  He was the seventh child in a family of nine including four brothers and four sisters.  Dale attended Hillcrest country school for eight years, and then Ivanhoe High School.  He lived in Minneapolis, Mankato, Canby, and for the last many years...

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