Monday, January 17, 2022

Obituaries

Harold Ray McGregor, age 92, passed away peacefully July 12, 2021. His beautiful smile and hearty laugh will always be remembered. A Nashua, Iowa farmer at heart his entire life, he served in the United States Coast Guard before succeeding as a seed salesman and general manager. Harold founded...
Carol Thompson Johnson Larimore was born on June 18, 1925 to Henry and Clara Thompson. Third from the last of seven, she was the only child born in a hospital and the runt of the family, not expected to live.  She did live to see her 96th birthday and passed away early on July 9, 2021. Her...
Lana K. (Kaiserlik) Kruger, age 73, of Blooming Prairie passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Lana Kay Kaiserlik was born June 4, 1948, in Rochester to Russell and Opal (Mork) Kaiserlik. She grew up on the family farm in rural Kenyon and graduated...
James (Jim) R. Krahulec, 78, of Owatonna passed away on May 21, 2021. He was born in Owatonna to the late George and Frances (Kubicek) Krahulec. After graduating with distinction from Owatonna High School in 1960, he graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1964 with a B.A. in mathematics and...
James “Jim” G. Grass, 91, of Owatonna passed away, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. He was born on July 31, 1929 in Lemond Township to George and Erma (Altenburg) Grass. He graduated from the Owatonna High School in 1947. After high school, Jim started working with his father on the family farm. In 1951,...
Joseph “Joe” Allen Brookins, 72, of Ellendale, died Thursday, July 8, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. He was born Aug. 18, 1948 in Cresco, Iowa the son of Robert and Isabelle (Drewelo) Brookins. He grew up in Cresco and graduated from Cresco High School in 1966.  Joe was a dairy farmer,...
Jean Shaw, 92, of Blooming Prairie passed away peacefully in Olympia, Wash., on June 30, 2021. Jean was born on July 4, 1928 in Dover, Minn., the daughter of Hazel and Fred Hein. She attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Plainview High School. Jean attended Winona State...
Betsy Kriesel, 78, of Owatonna passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at Mill City Senior Living in Faribault after a lengthy battle with dementia.Betsy was born on June 15, 1942 to William and Eleanor Hinchley in Morristown. She attended country school in Deerfield and then graduated from Medford...
Bridget C. Johnson (Murphy), age 56, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by family.Bridget was born on July 17, 1964 in Minneapolis to Gene and Mary Murphy. She grew up in Crystal. For the last 11 years, Bridget enjoyed being a registered...
Jerris Louise Boeke Blome Hodnefield was born Jan. 30, 1929 at home on the farm to Louise Augusta Matilda (Mannetter) Boeke and Russell Ruby Boeke in Hubbard, Iowa.  She passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie at 92 years old. In 1999, Jerris was...

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