Saturday, December 4, 2021

Obituaries

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...
Vera Irma Beers, age 100, died Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Homestead Hospice House of Owatonna.  She was born May 26, 1921 in Altoona Township to Clarence and Velma (Scholljegerdes) Priem. Her family bought a farm and moved to Somerset Township of Steele County when she was age 7. She attended...
Charles Torres, 24, was called home by our Heavenly Father, on June 21, 2021, unexpectedly surrounded by his family. Charles was born on Feb. 17, 1997, to Margarita Hinojosa in Owatonna. He graduated from high school and was attending online courses with the aspirations of achieving a degree in...

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