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Obituaries

  • June 19, 2024
    Sue Ellen Krick was born Dec. 30, 1958, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She was called home unexpectedly at age 65 in her sleep at her Tampa, Florida, home June 4, 2024. In Los Angeles in 2001 she married Omar Olson, formerly of Luverne, Minnesota. The couple were married over 23 years. They had hoped to retire year-round to the Luverne area but for Sue Ellen’s asthma preventing the move.  Her…
  • June 19, 2024
    Audrey Lucille DePauw, age 95, of Luverne, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. Audrey was born April 5, 1929, in Chester, South Dakota, to Richard and Eunice (Farrand) Jones. Audrey married Lorain DePauw on April 5, 1947, in Luverne. After their marriage, the couple lived in Luverne. Audrey worked as a cook at the Luverne Elementary School for over twenty years…
  • June 19, 2024
    Gary Clinton Stamman, 86, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away peacefully with family members at his side on Saturday, April 6.  Gary was born Aug. 15, 1937, on a farm just outside of Hardwick, Minnesota, to Clinton and Vione Stamman. Gary attended Luverne High School where he excelled in football, baseball and fastpitch softball. He met his beloved wife Marion at a dance at the Arkota Ballroom…
  • June 12, 2024
    Richard Rudolph Zebe was born on November 22, 1943, to Rudolph and Marie (Hellwinckel) Zebe at the hospital in Pipestone, Minnesota. He grew up on a farm by Edgerton, Minnesota, and was a Boy Scouts leader and played basketball in school. After his mother passed away when he was eight years old, Richard and his dad moved into Edgerton. They later moved to Fulda, Minnesota and then Adrian,…
  • June 12, 2024
    Michael “Mike” Leonard Kochel was born on October 5, 1948, to Francis and June (Dwyer) Kochel in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Mike grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his siblings, Leroy, Margaret and Tom. He graduated high school in 1966 and later graduated from vocational school in 1968. Shortly thereafter, Mike met Bonnie.  Mike and Bonnie were a match from the start. After only a few dates,…
  • June 12, 2024
    Vonda Kaye Nibbelink was born on December 31, 1968, to Wendale and Lavonne (Peters) Vander Broek in Slayton, Minnesota, and was raised in Chandler, Minnesota. As an infant, she was baptized at Chandler Christian Reformed Church where she later professed her faith. Growing up, Vonda excelled in softball, basketball, volleyball and track. She also enjoyed family camping at Lake Shetek and…
  • June 12, 2024
    Audrey DePauw, age 95, of Luverne, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. Arrangements are pending with Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne.
  • June 12, 2024
    Susan Eleanor Wienands, age 60, of Pipestone, died Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the Hospice of Murray County in Slayton. A private family memorial service will take place with the Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Luverne.
  • June 05, 2024
    Albert “Bud” Rust, age 94, of Luverne, Minnesota, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at his home. Visitation was Sunday, June 2, from 4-7 p. m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service was Monday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at First Presbyterian Church in Luverne, Minnesota. Food and fellowship followed the service. Burial with military honors…
  • June 05, 2024
    Arthur “Art” Harold Johnson, age 80, of Luverne, died Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. He was born February 28, 1944, in Viborg, South Dakota, to Harold and Eleanor (Christensen) Johnson. He grew up and lived around various South Dakota towns in the area. Art spent most of his summers at his uncle Selmer and Dorothy’s near Sherman, South…
  • May 29, 2024
    Gary John Theesfeld was born on June 20, 1950, in Estherville, Iowa, to John and Dorothy (Spear) Theesfeld. He passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at the Hospice Cottage in Luverne, Minnesota, at the age of 73. Throughout his battle with cancer, he showed courage and strength, but never lost his sense of humor.  Gary attended Estherville High School and went on to serve in the Army’s…
  • May 15, 2024
    Gary D. Brandt, age 63, of Beaver Creek, Minnesota, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on May 8, 2024, at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.   A Celebration of Life was from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Take 16 in Luverne, Minnesota. Casual attire was encouraged. Visit www.georgeboom.com for an online guestbook.  Gary Dennis Brandt was born on March 23…
  • May 15, 2024
    Velma Thedens, age 93 of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society in George, Iowa. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids with Rev. Matt Polsdofer, officiating. Burial followed in the Riverview Cemetery at Rock Rapids. Visitation was Thursday, May 9, from 6-8 p.m. with the family present at the Jurrens…
  • May 15, 2024
    Daniel R. Meyer, age 61, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Luverne, Minnesota, died Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at his home. A memorial service to celebrate Dan’s life will be Monday, May 20, at 2 p.m., with visitation to follow until 5 p.m., all at Big Top Events in Luverne. Attendees are asked to wear their favorite Minnesota Twins or Vikings or racing shirt to honor Dan’s passions.…
  • May 01, 2024
    Allan Eugene Meinerts was born the youngest of nine children, on August 12, 1948, to John and Freida (Bruns) Meinerts at the Luverne Community Hospital in Luverne, Minnesota. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in town, graduating from Luverne High School in 1967. That fall, Allan was involved in a serious automobile accident, where he was crushed from the waist down and told he…
  • May 01, 2024
    Judith Diane Fenske was born on July 2, 1944, to Peter and Hazel (Horning) Kuyper in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She grew up in Blue Earth, Minnesota, where she graduated with the class of 1962. She furthered her education at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she studied elementary education and religion. On August 5, 1962, Judy was united in marriage to David Fenske at the First…
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