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  • February 28, 2024
      James A. Hamann, age 85, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, passed away suddenly on February 18. Jim was a 1956 graduate of Luverne High School. His career was in education as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. He was with Edina Public Schools for 26 years. Services were February 27 at the Washburn McReavy Edina Chapel. Memorials preferred to Luverne Dollars for Scholars, noting…
  • February 28, 2024
    Marta Jean Achterhof, 52, of Rochester, Minnesota, took her final bow on February 25, 2024. The last curtain fell on her inspirational, two-act life while she was at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, where she was surrounded by love and compassion. Act I of Marta’s life opened on May 16, 1971, in Luverne, Minnesota, when she became the third of four daughters born to Roger and Carole Achterhof. An…
  • February 28, 2024
    Jerry Michael Hendricksen, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, Minnesota. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The family will be present to greet friends for a memorial visitation on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 5-7 p.m. at the…
  • February 28, 2024
    William Henry Vortherms, age 83, of Luverne, died Monday, February 26, 2024, at the Bethany Home in Brandon, South Dakota. A private family burial will take place at a later date with Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Luverne.
  • February 28, 2024
    Linda Lee Beyenhof was born on October 26, 1938, to G. John and Harriet (Noteboom) Vander Maten on the family farm in Moulton Township, Murray County, Minnesota. She was baptized in her faith at the Christian Reformed Church. She was raised on the farm and attended Leota Christian Elementary School, then graduated from Southwest Christian School in 1956. She then started teaching at Hills…
  • February 28, 2024
    Jane Fuerstenberg Nekali, 82, formerly of Luverne, Minnesota, died in Fountain Hills, Arizona, on February 24, 2024, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jane was born October 7, 1941, in St Kilian, Minnesota, to Leo and Perry Etta (Lynch) Fuerstenberg, the third of five daughters. She graduated in 1959 from the Academy of our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic High School in Mankato,…
  • February 21, 2024
    Is it possible you overlooked a rebate check that didn’t get cashed? If so, you may soon get a reissued check, so watch your mail and know what you’re looking for. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced last week that they will begin reissuing over 128,000 one-time tax rebate checks that have gone uncashed and subsequently expired after their November and December issuance…
  • By Lori Sorenson
    February 21, 2024
    Shirley Harrison is on a mission to show the world that human beings, no matter how different, all have the same basic needs and desires. Her recently published children’s book, “We All Need,” sets out to tell this basic story in the most basic language that even children understand. “Kids are so accepting. They don’t notice color. They don’t notice religion,” Harrison said, “They don’t notice…
  • February 21, 2024
    Gertrude Margaret Kooiker was born on August 18, 1937, to Peter and Clazina (Bodewitz-Franken) Bloemendaal on the family farm north of Lake Wilson, Minnesota, Murray County. She grew up in the Lake Wilson area, attending District 23 School and graduating from Lake Wilson High School in 1955. On October 28, 1955, she was united in marriage to Jacob Kooiker at Chandler Reformed Church in Chandler,…
  • February 21, 2024
    Arnold “Arnie” Stoel and his twin brother, Clarence, were born November 15, 1933, to Balthazar and Jenny (Van Roekel) Stoel in Fenton Township, Chandler, Minnesota. Arnie was baptized and received his confirmation at the Chandler Reformed Church. He attended school through the eighth grade. On October 11, 1956, Arnie was drafted into the military where he was involved in the Police Action after…
  • February 21, 2024
    Dallas Etrheim, age 87, of Luverne, Minnesota, died peacefully Friday, February 16, 2024, at the Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne, Minnesota. Visitation was Monday, February 19, 2024, at the Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church from 5-7 p.m. Friends and Family gathered at Jasper Evangelical Lutheran Church at 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2024, to process to the Trosky Cemetery for interment,…
  • February 21, 2024
    Just shy of her 101st birthday, Norma Gangestad began her new life in glory on February 13, 2024. Norma Elizabeth was born to Paul and Alvina (Carstens) Oldre on April 30, 1923. Her mother died shortly after birth and she was raised by Bertha Engebretson until the age of four when Paul married Mabel Tobiason. She grew up on the Oldre Century Farm by Kenneth. She graduated from Magnolia High…
  • February 14, 2024
    John Hup, age 90, of Luverne, Minnesota, died Monday, February 5, 2024, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Funeral service was Tuesday, February 13, at 2:30 p.m., with visitation at 1 p.m., all at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial with military honors followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Arrangements were under the care of Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. To view…
  • February 14, 2024
    Carol Kuhlman, age 95, of Luverne, Minnesota, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, February 9, 2024, at the Luverne Hospice Cottage. Visitation was  Monday, February 12, from 4-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service was Tuesday, February 13, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper, Minnesota. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Luverne.…
  • February 14, 2024
    Madonna Gjerde, age 98 of Elmore, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at River’s Edge Hospital in St. Peter. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024, at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. A time for visitation was held prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial took place at Riverview Cemetery, Elmore. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com. Madonna…
  • February 14, 2024
    Gertrude M. Kooiker, age 86, of Luverne, Minnesota, died Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the Luverne Hospice Cottage. Visitation will be Thursday, February 15, from 5-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Funeral service will be Friday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Lake Wilson, Minnesota. Arrangements…
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