Mankato High School Class of ‘68
70 Departed Classmates

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  Robert O. Andersen

        December 4, 1995

     
Mankato resi­dent Robert O. Andersen. 45, died Monday, Dec 4. 1995, at Immanuel St Joseph's Hospital. Memorial services are 1 pm Saturday at Mankato Church of Christ, the Rev. Jim Gullette officiat­ing.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mankato Mortuary.

Mr. And­ersen was born March 8, 1950. to Gifford and Helen (Hen­ley) Andersen in Prophetstown, Ill. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968, and then attended one year at Mankato Technical College. He married Carol Goodrich on Sept. 7, 1968, in rural North Mankato. He worked many years in construc­tion in the welding fabrication field, and was most recently employed at Year-A-Round Corp, as a design engineer. He was a member of Mankato Church of Christ and enjoyed spending time with his family and working on his computer.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters. Amy Andersen of Eagle Lake, and Nancy Neubarth and her husband James, of Mankato: one son and his wife Steven and Stephanie of San Diego; three grandchildren, four sisters Elisabeth Schroeder of Rochester, Ruth Waltasti and her husband Joe, of Arlington Heights, III.. Virginia Cone and her husband Art, of Lake Villa, Ill., and Jean Tishler and her husband Dan of Miamisburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

 

      
 
  Julie Austad

        October 18, 1985

  

     

 

      
 
  Daniel Bahr

        February 15, 2004

  

     
Bahr, Dan - Of Apple Valley Age 53 Employee of Ozark/TWA/American Airlines cargo, died 2/15/2004.

Memorial service 11 AM, Wed. 2/18 at ST. PAUL'S EV. LUTH., N. Mankato. Visitation Tue. 4-8 PM at Landkamer-Johnson-Boman, Mankato. www.landkamer.com 507-345-4574.

Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 16, 2004

APPLE VALLEY, MN — Daniel "Dan” G. Bahr, age 53 of Apple Valley. died on 2-15-04 at Grandview Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Saint Peter.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, 2-17-04 at Landkamer-Johqson-Boman Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 2-18-04 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Mankato. Inurnment will follow at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

Dan was born on May 23, 1950 to George and Pearl (Krambeer) Bahr. Dan graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. During his 33 year career as a cargo handler, Dan was employed by several airlines including Ozark, TWA, and American Airlines. He was also an active member of the airline employees union.

Dan was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. Dan is survived by his mother Pearl of Mankato; brother Gary (Adele) of Des Moines, Iowa; sister Diane Burhop (Michael) of Janesville; nephew Jason Bahr of Mankato; niece Amy Rappe (Craig) of Owatonna; three step-nieces: Bridie, Heather, and Natalie; two grandnephews, three grand-nieces, several aunts uncles and cousins.

Dan was preceded in death by his father George, a grand-niece Madison and several aunts and uncles.

 

      
 
  Marlin Beckwith

      August 15, 2009

  

     
Residence: BET 2000 AND 2002 884 MacBeth Cir, Lakeville, Dakota Co., MN

Death: 15 AUG 2009 in Apple Valley Health Care Center, Apple Valley, Dakota Co., MN

Residence: 15 AUG 2009 Farmington, Dakota Co., MN

Burial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN

 

      
 
  Bobby Billings

        October 23, 2019

     

 

      
 
  Lynn Bilstad

        April 14, 2019

     
The family would like donations to go to: Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego

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  Kathleen Burchedean

      December 6, 2004

  

     
Kathleen Elaine Burchedean, 54, a musician and retired sergeant major in the U.S. Army Band, died of melanoma Dec. 6, 2004 at the Community Hospice of Washington. She was a resident of the District.

Ms. Burchedean, a pianist and violin player, was the first female sergeant major in the Army Band at Fort Myer, where she was head of the Strolling Strings. She also played with the Manny Bobenrieth Ensemble.

A 1983 review of a recital at the Corcoran Gallery, which she accompanied, The Washington Post noted: "Her delicate treatment of the Bach and Handel was quite lovely, and her colorful, controlled playing added a special dimension to the recital."

She was born and raised in Mankato, Minn., attended Indiana University and graduated from Mankato State University and received a master's degree in music performance from Catholic University.

Ms. Burchedean enlisted in the Army in 1974 and served for the next 24 years with the U.S. Army Band stationed at Fort Myer. She played violin and piano at the White House on numerous occasions for state dinners, inaugurations and social events for presidential administrations from Carter through Clinton.

Her decorations include the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal.

During the past 24 years, she also taught piano and performed as a solo artist, chamber musician and ensemble member. She had numerous classical and jazz recitals and public performances at Washington venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Strathmore Hall, Corcoran Gallery and Blues Alley.

A 2001 article on JazzReview.com said she "plays a powerful piano, and her stylings are terrific! It would be nice to see what she could do with a solo CD!"

She was a member of Westmoreland Congregational Church, where she served on the board of Christian education and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed traveling with her family and loved the mountains in Alta, Utah, where the family skied in the winter and hiked in the summer.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Andrew Wong of the District; a son, Brian Wong of the District; her parents, Ralph and Olivia Burchedean of Mankato; and a sister.

Kathleen Burchedean

Army Band Member

Kathleen Elaine Burchedean, 54, a musician and retired sergeantmajor in the U.S. Army Band, died of melanoma Dec.6 at the Community Hospice of Washington. She was a resident of the district.

Ms. Burchedean, a pianist and violin player, was the first female sergeant major in the Army Band at Fort Myer, where she was head of the Strolling Strings. She also played with the Manny Bobenrieth Ensemble.

A 1983 review of a recital at the Corcoran Gallery, which she accompanied, The Washington Post noted: "Her delicate treatment of the Bach and Handel was quite lovely, and her colorful, controlled playing added a special dimension to the recital."

She was born and raised in Mankato, Minn., attended Indiana University and graduated from Mankato State University and received a master's degree in music performance from Catholic University.

Ms. Burchedean enlisted in the Army in 1974 and served for the next 24 years with the U.S. Army Band stationed at Fort Myer. She played violin and piano at the White House on numerous occasions for state dinners, inaugurations and social events for presidential administrations from Carter through Clinton.

Her decorations include the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal.

During the past 24 years, she also taught piano and performed as a solo artist, chamber musician and ensemble member. She had numerous classical and jazz recitals and public performances at Washington venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Strathmore Hall, Corcoran Gallery, and Blues Alley.

A 2001 article on JazzReview.com said she "plays a powerful piano, and her stylings are terrific! It would be nice to see what she could do with a solo CD!"

She was a member of Westmoreland Congregational Church, where she served on the board of Christian education and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed traveling with her family and loved the mountains in Alta, Utah, where the family skied in the winter and hiked in the summer.

Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Andrew Wong of the district; a son, Brian Wong of the District; her parents, Ralph and Olivia Burchedean of Mankato; and a sister.

 

      
 
  John Butzer

      January 17, 2017

     
John Francis Butzer, born on June 1, 1950, was the first of Betty and Jack Butzer's 12 children. He grew up in Mankato, MN graduating from Mankato West High School in 1968. He served his country on the USS Johnston (DD-821) from 1968-1972. In 1977 John became a master plumber. He was owner of Mankato's Butzer Plumbing, "protecting the health of the nation" with his plumbing and mechanical skills.

John never met a stranger, and loved to share his many interests and ideas with those he met. He loved nature, and nearly became one with the wildlife that shared his beautiful property. He was fascinated with both science and cosmic theories and felt strongly that the earth was ours to protect, to share and to love. He never failed to get excited when the International Space Station tracked overhead on a clear, starry night, or he sighted a rare bird whose incredible wingspan was marked on the freshly fallen snow.

On January 17, 2017, with family at his side, John stepped into the spiritual oneness not of this world. He is survived by his love and best friend of 17 years, Jacky Warburton; his two sons, John F. Butzer III and Samuel T. Butzer (Rachael & children Ryan, Jayden, & Jordan); friend and mother of his children Laura Butzer; 11 brothers and sisters (Karen, Bindy, Cymp, Lisa, Bart, Liz, Jane, Joe, Andy, Christopher, and Al); Jacky's children (Susan, Stephanie & Mark); and many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family who loved him. John was preceded in death by his parents.

Travel smooth and swift my brother "I will see you soon on the banks of the Cobb, fireflies will light our path and we will run through the warm shallow waters like we did as children" Al Butzer

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be given in John's memory to the Mankato Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice.

A Celebration of Life will be held in John's honor at the Loose Moose, Mankato on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

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  Dawn Cassett

        January 23, 2017

     
Dawn Biehn, 67, Mankato, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Mankato after a brief battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at 12pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Petersen officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services at the Woodland Hills Funeral Home.

Dawn was born October 11, 1949 to Herbert and Dorothy (Gray) Cassett in Mankato. She graduated from Mankato High School. Dawn was united in marriage to Marvin “Sonny” Biehn on June 22, 1968 at St. Joseph the Worker in Mankato. She worked at Carlson Craft for over 30 years. She enjoyed fishing, trips to Mexico, and spending time with her dogs and family. Dawn was a Life Member of the VFW Post 950 Auxiliary Legion and an avid supporter of BENCHES.

She is survived by her husband Sonny Biehn of Mankato; sons, Brett Biehn of Mankato and Andrew (Lucinda) Biehn of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Allistar, Dawson, and Phillip; mother, Dorothy Cassett of Mankato; brothers, Terry Cassett of Mankato and Russ (Cori) Cassett of Billings, MT; sisters, Becky (Duane Tarjeson) Partanen of Mankato and Renee (Dave) Knudson of North Mankato; and many nieces and nephews.

Dawn is preceded in death by her father and mother & father in-law.

 

      
 
  Tom Doyle

        August 28, 2010

     
61, passed away on August 28, 2010 after a long struggle with countless health issues. He is survived by his wife, Karen; brother, Dan and numerous friends. He was an incredible artist and his work will be enjoyed by many for years to come. There will be a gathering at Paradise Lounge in Phoenix, 4541 E. Cactus Road, tonight September 31, 2010 at 6:30pm. All friends are invited to come and celebrate Tom's life.

 

      
 
  Sally Evans

        April 3, 2017

     
Sally Ann (Evans) McGraw, born January 31, 1950, in Mankato, MN, and died April 3, 2017, in Chicago, IL. Dearly beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Michelle Kathryn Trela and Erin Kathleen (Nick) Fiore. Cherished grandmother of Mairead, August, and Lucio. Dear sister of Cindy and the late Diane and Jerry. Fond sister-in-law of 12. Aunt and friend of many.

Sally grew up primarily in Mankato, and in 1966, she met John McGraw. On November 29, 1968, they wed. From 1970 to 1971, she waited anxiously until John returned home safely from Vietnam. In 1976, they had their first daughter, Michelle, and in 1981, their second, Erin. Over the next decade, they moved throughout the Midwest until finally settling in suburban Chicago in 1994. In 2002, Sally found one of the greatest joys of her life when she became a grandmother for the first time to Michelle’s daughter, Maggie. In 2006, she welcomed her first grandson when Michelle had a baby boy, Gus. And in 2015, Erin gave birth to her 3rd grandchild, Lucio.

Sally’s heart had no enemies. Throughout her 67 years, she touched everyone who knew her with her vast love. And one of her very favorite ways to show her love was to cook! No one will ever forget Sally’s cooking. She was never happier than when she was in the kitchen, preparing an endless array of delicious food. It is an understatement to say that she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorial Mass will be Monday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour prior to the service at church. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Monday at 1:35 p.m.

 

      
 
  Bill Fields

      September 16, 2012

  

     
William "Bill" Fields, age 62, of Good Thunder, died on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary. Visitation will be on Friday, September 28 from 4-7 at Northview and will continue one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Bill was born on July 24, 1950 in Mankato to William Frank and Lydia (Krueger) Fields. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. Bill served in the United States Navy. After serving in the Navy Bill was a machinist for Western Airlines in California. He then worked for Delta Airlines for 40 years before retiring. Bill loved vintage cars and attending car shows. He enjoyed traveling and get togethers with friends. He also enjoyed music and playing the guitar and banjo.

He is survived by his mother, Lydia of Mankato; sister, Jean Uchida of Mankato; two brothers, Robert of Anchorage, AK and Bruce of Smiths Mill; and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his father and uncle, Howard.

 

      
 
  Ken Fisher

        February 12, 1989

  

     

 

      
 
  John Fortier

        September 17, 2005

  

     
John Rene Fortier, PhD. Husband, father, brother, son. We feel the loss of his gentle soul, youthful heart and brilliant mind.

He had the ability to inspire people of all ages to read beyond the text, to dream, to imagine, and to fulfill those aspirations.

He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah (nee Lindblom) and daughter, Marieke (Richie) Brevaire; his mother-in-law, Evelyne Lindblom and sisters, Michelle (Daryl) Meyers and Susan (John) Miles.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 1946 E. Lee Street on Friday, September 23, at 9:00 a.m. Visitation at the funeral home EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Road, Thursday, September 22, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Interment at East Lawn Palms Cemetery following the Mass at church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Arthritis Association.

 

      
 
  Thomas Hanson

      July 29, 1999

  

     
Former Han­son Roofing and Siding employ­ee Thomas Allen Hanson, 49, of Mankato died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Hillcrest Health Care Center, Mankato.

Services are 11 a.m. Mon­day at Wood­land Hills Funeral Home in Mankato, the Rev. John Michel offici­ating. Burial is in Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sun­day at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and continues one hour before services Monday at the funeral home.

Mr. Hanson was born Dec. 16, 1949, to Robert and Margaret (Appel) Hanson in Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968 and married Linda Marie Diel Oct. 17, 1975, at Mankato.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971 and had worked as a bartender in Mankato. He enjoyed stock car racing, auctions and watch­ing gardening and cooking shows. He was a member of Fifth Avenue AA.

 

      
 
  Darwin Hewitt

        December 5, 1965

  

     
He said 'Sue help me.’

I was trying to hold him up but he was too heavy. He was pretty husky.

An obviously shaken 14-year-old Sue VanGuilder, 422 W. Third st., told about her unsuccesslul attempt to save her swimming companion from drowning In Madison Lake Sun­day afternoon.

Rescuers pulled the body of 15 year-old Darwin J. Hewitt from the white capped waters near the Lone Pine Inn on the southeast corner of the lake about 9 p.m. Sunday, ending a five hour search.

The teen ager was one of 11 children of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hewitt, Route 2, Mankato.

Miss VanGuilder explained that she and Hewitt had been head above water, only to have him sink below the water.

The two teen-agers had known each other for about a year. Both were attending summer classes at Mankato high school.

Authorities were unable to or­ganize a thorough search of the area because of the strong wind and waves which made It im­possible to keep the half-dozen boats in any kind of formation.

Taking part in the search were the Madison Lake fire department, the Nicollet County Sheriff's office, the LeSueur County Sheriff's office, the Waseca County Sheriff's office, the Rice County Sheriff's office and many private individuals.

Miss VanGuilder said that Hewitt was able In swim only a few strokes.

Funeral services for the teen­ ager will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Pres­byterian church with the Rev. Frank C. Martick officiating. Survivors include his par­ents, 10 brothers and sisters, Ronald W. of Minneapolis, Donald W. of St. Paul, Mrs. William (Janet M.) Compton of Mankato, and Larry L., Duane G., Howard E., Paulette, Peggy A., and Timothy L., all of Route 2, North Mankato; and his grandparents Mrs. Gladys S. Hewitt of Mankato, Mrs. Sylvia Jarvis of Mankato, and T. R. Jarvis of Prescott, Ark,

Burial will he in Minneopa cemetery. Visitation will be at the Johnson-Boman mortuary from 2 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday and at the church for one hour before ser­vices.

- Ed Gravenstein

 

      
 
  Joanne Holle

        December 5, 1980

     

 

      
 
  Gary Hottinger

        October 13, 2008

  

     
Born October 12, 1950 in Mankato, Minn. and died in Dallas, TX on October 13, 2008.

Gary was an exceptionally talented hair stylist and colorist with a large and loyal clientele who traveled from all over the US for appointments with him.

During his career, Gary was a national trainer for Glemby Corp. in NYC and the owner of Nine Hundred West, a highly successful salon in Austin. For the past 20 years or more he practiced his skills on a clientele that included the leaders in the arts and philanthropic communities in Dallas.

Additionally, he shared his talent and expertise with a series of apprentices, who are indebted to him for his guidance. Gary was personally an enthusiastic and involved supporter of all the arts -- visual, performance, film and sculpture.

He traveled extensively internationally and was an explorer of Eastern philosophy and practices. He also held leadership positions with the Bluebonnet Pug Dog Club. He will be missed not only for his talent and keen eye, but more importantly for his friendship with his broad circle of friends who loved him and will miss him deeply. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts in his name. Arrangements for a memorial service will be forthcoming.

 

      
 
  Orin Hultin

      December 15, 2000

     
Former Mankato resident Orin H. Hultin, 50, of Germantown, Tenn., died Friday; Dec. 15, 2000, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel in Memphis, Tenn. Burial will not take place. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Hultin was born Jan. 5, 1950, to Perry and Doris (Abel) Hultin in Montevideo. He gradu­ated from Mankato State Univer­sity. He married Joan Thornby June 2, 1973, in Mankato. They lived in Mankato for a time.

He is survived by his wife, one son, one daughter, his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

 

      
 
  Barbara Ingwalson

        November 1, 2002

  

     

 

      
 
  Janice Jaeger

        May 4, 2017

  

     
Janice “Jan” Krohn, 67, of Nicollet died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet with Pastor Dan Witte officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4 – 7 p.m. Monday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet and visitation will continue for one hour prior to the time of service at church on Tuesday. Minnesota Valley Funeral home of Nicollet is in charge of the arrangements. To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org.

JJan is survived by her husband, Dale Krohn of Nicollet; daughter, Jacinda (Matt) Anthony of Nicollet; son, Nate (Angel) Krohn of Madelia; grandchildren, Bryne, Zander, Mason, Sofia; sister, Carol (Larry) Bickell of St. Cloud; brother, Timothy (Lori) Jaeger of Mankato; sister-in-law, Betty Jaeger of Warba; nieces; and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Steven “Mike” Jaeger; and a great niece, Shelbi Juliar.

Janice Marie Jaeger was born on August 8, 1949 in Mankato to Aloys and Monica (Ulman) Jaeger. She graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. On December 16, 1978 she was united in marriage to Dale Krohn at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. Jan worked at E.F. Johnson in Waseca, Midwest Electric in Mankato until retiring. She worked part time at Midwest Realty in Mankato. She enjoyed reading, camping, sitting on her deck swing, shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren. Jan was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. www.mvfh.org

 

      
 
  Steve Jaeger

      April 18, 2007

  

     
Steven “Mike” Michael Jaeger, 56, of Warba, formerly of Mapleton, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at home.

Steven was born in 1950 in Mankato to Aloys and Monica Jaeger, where he grew up and attended school, graduating from Mankato West High School. He then graduated from Mankato Technical School. He spent four years working for Continental Can before serving in the U.S. Army in 1970 and 1971. On April 27, 1974, Steven married Elizabeth Busse in Mankato. He worked for Kato Engineering in Mankato for many years, and then as a truck driver for Leonard Gartner Trucking Co. in Mapleton, for 10 years. Steven returned to Kato Engineering until moving to the Grand Rapids area in 2004. He also worked at the Post Office in Cohasset. Steven was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. of Grand Rapids, serving on the Color Guard. He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and hunting with his hunting party.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty”; his daughters, Tammy (Dwayne) Eden of Wesley, Iowa, Tracy (Michael) Stolt of Mankato, Kelly (Nick Swalve) Jaeger of Mapleton; his sisters, Janice (Dale) Krohn of Nicollet, Carol (Larry) Bickell of Sartell; his brother, Timothy (Lori) Jaeger of Mankato; his seven grandchildren, Jake and Megi Eden, Brianna and Jaci Stolt, Jessie Martin, Chelsey and Dylan Swalve; “adopted daughter” Andrea; many brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as nieces and nephews.

Services: Funeral Service was at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home in Mankato. Pastor Steve Kosberg officiating. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.

 

      
 
  Michael James

        January 4, 2009

     

 

      
 
  Kathy Johnston

        December 5, 1973

  

     

 

      
 
  Michael Kelly

        January 21, 2012

  

     

 

      
 
  Steve Kendall

        September 1, 1985

  

     
Services for Mankato native Steven W. Kend­all, 35, Minneapolis, who died Sunday, Sept. 1, 1985, at the Como Zoo, St. Paul, of a heart attack , will be 11 am, Friday at the Johnson-Boman Chapel, the Rev. Norman Olson of Bethlehem Lu­theran Church officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Hills Memo­rial Gardens.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and until services Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.

Mr. Kendall was born Jan. 3, 1950, in Mankato to Richard and Harriet (Anderson) Kendall. He graduated from Mankato High School and was employed as a computer operator in Mankato at Computoservice, and later in the Twin Cities. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Mr. Kendall is survived by his father and stepmother, Richard and Mary Kay Kendall of Cross­ Lake; two daughters, Angela and Katherine of California; sister Marcia Pegel of Merrifield; brother Jay Kendall, Mankato; stepbrother, Jim Kendall of Crosslake; step sister, Jana Kendall of Crosslake; grand­ father Floyd Kendall of the Hill­crest Health Care Center; grandmother Mary Janke of Mankato; close friend Rita Osborn of Minneapolis; aunt, Maxine (Mrs. Phil) Staley of North Mankato; and several nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Harriet Anderson Kendall in 1961, and by his grandmother, Grace Kendall, in 1959.

 

      
 
  Douglas Kroeger

        April 11, 1999

  

     
Former Mankato resident Douglas J. Kroeger, 48, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, at his parents home in North Mankato.

Services are 10:30 am. Wednesday at Mankato Mortu­ary, the Rev. Paul Nolting officiating. Burial is in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Mankato.

Visitation is from 4 to 7p.m. today at Mankato Mor­tuary and con­tinues one hour before services Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flow­ers to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School.

Mr. Kroeger was born Sept. 12, 1950, to Martin and Rose (Biermann) Kroeger at Manka­to. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968 and attended Mankato State University for three years.

He worked as an art director for five years in Sun Valley, Idaho. For the past 12 years he has been an exhibi­tion technician for Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He was an independent artist and had a gallery in his home. He enjoyed music, art, skiing, travel and spending time at his parents’ lake cottage.

 

      
 
  Sally Kroon

        May 16, 2006

  

     
Kroon, Sally J. Sally Kroon (Mendota Heights, MN) died in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, May 16, after being hospitalized for pneumonia. She had traveled to Atlanta to attend her son David Bergmark's graduation from Emory University.

Sally was born in Mankato, Minnesota in 1950, where she grew up and made many wonderful, life-long friends. She graduated from Mankato High School in 1968, and Macalester College in 1972. While at Macalester, she met her husband, Edward Bergmark.

Before having children, Sally taught in the Minneapolis School System and at St. Stephen's School. She earned a Special Learning and Behavior Problems Certificate and a Masters in Education with a reading specialty from the University of St. Thomas. A gifted teacher who worked in inner- city schools with children facing many challenges, Sally was able to inspire her students to succeed. Sally was so determined to help her students that she frequently went to the homes of chronically absent children to bring them to school.

As a mother, Sally devoted herself to her own children with equal enthusiasm. She acted as the neighborhood "camp counselor" and her home was the hub of children's activities. She was an energetic and dedicated volunteer at her sons' school, The Blake School (Hopkins, MN), and was a central member of the Blake community. Sally loved that her sons, David and Brian, played soccer, and became one of the first female coaches of boys youth soccer in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Sally's teams had winning seasons, including state tournaments. She loved sports, particularly walking in the neighborhood, water-skiing, pick-up football, swimming, and Lost Lake baseball.

Sally's last years with quadriplegia (the result of a bodysurfing accident in 1997) were an enormous struggle for her and her family. Despite her paralysis and chronic pain, Sally retained her compassion, wit, and sense of humor. She fought to be present for her boys as they transitioned into adulthood – this spring, David graduated from Emory University, and Brian from Stanford University. Sally and Edward had three children, Christopher, David, and Brian.

Sally is preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis, and son, Christopher. Survivors include her husband and sons, father, Clif Kroon; sisters, Martha Hartzell (Criss) and Mary (Tom Leach); brother, Herb (Susan), and many nieces and nephews.

A service celebrating Sally's life will be held at the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel (3600 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408, 612-822-2171) at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 26. A reception will follow at Loring Green East in Minneapolis. Instead of flowers or other gifts, please send donations in Sally's name to the Courage Center. Gifts to the Courage Center can be made by phone (763-520-0708) or by mail (3915 Golden Valley Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55422).

 

      
 
  Kevin Kruse

        October 8, 2008

  

     
October 8, 2008 - A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2008 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Nolting officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 12 from 2-5 p.m. at Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. A private committal service will be held at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery.

Kevin was born on January 3, 1950 in Fairmont, MN to Hans and Helen (Tonne) Kruse. After the death of his mother, his father married Frieda Siebens. On June 25, 1977, Kevin was united in marriage to Anita Heinze in Mankato. Kevin owned Lawn Barbers lawn service from 1988-1998. He worked at Perfecseal for many years and had been the caretaker at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery since 1996. He was a faithful child of God and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He loved to help people and always had to be working. Family was very important to him and he enjoyed time spent with his grandson.

He is survived by his wife, Anita of North Mankato; mother, Frieda Kruse of Good Thunder; sons, Scott (Sarah) of North Mankato, Todd of Mankato, and Brett (Nikki) of Mankato; grandson, Kaden; two brothers, Marlin (Judi) Siebens and Steward (Linda) Siebens; two sisters, Stephanie Kruse and Pamela (David) Coste; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

 

      
 
  Deborah Lindblom

        December 4, 2016

  

     
Deborah Ann Fortier, 66, of Tucson, AZ passed away Dec. 4, 2016. She was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 9, 1950. Debbie Graduated from Mankato High and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Debbie was married to John Rene Fortier on Aug. 5, 1972. After Debbie and John moved to Tucson, Debbie worked as a Psychiatric Nurse for University Medical Center, La Frontera and later on in her career, St. Joseph's Hospital and CODAC. She had a deep passion for those that were mentally and emotionally ill. She spent her life helping those less fortunate; the hungry, the homeless and the lonely.

She loved football, especially the Minnesota Vikings. She loved animals. She was a huge Amazing Race fan, often reminiscing about the travels she and her family took. In her later years she found great joy in spending time with her grandchildren Tess and Casey; they were the light of her life.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John (9-16-2005) and is survived by her daughter; Marieke A. (Richie) Brevaire; grandchildren, Tess R. Brevaire, Casey W. Brevaire; siblings, David A. (Lori) Lindblom, Deanna E. (Lindblom) Brakke and Barbara K. (Michael) Patrick.

Committal service will be held at 1:30 pm, December 16, 2016 at East Lawn Palms Cemetery.

 

      
 
  David Lischefska

        November 1, 1973

  

     
Services for David P. Lischefska, 23, 184 Victory Lane, Mankato will be held Monday at at 2 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato, the Rev. William O. Qvale officiating.

Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery. Mr. Lischefska died Friday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Visitation will be at Landkamers Funeral Home. Mankato, from noon Sunday until noon Monday. Mr. Lischefska is survived by his wife Mardonna and two sons, Eric and Aaron.

 

      
 
  Jerry Little

        December 8, 2018

     
Jerry Michael "Koke" Little, 69, Mankato, MN died Saturday December 8, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Koke's Life will be held from 4 -7 pm Friday, December 14, 2018 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home. Private gravesides services will be held at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

Koke was born September 15, 1949 in Mankato to David and Betty Lou (Fowler) Little. He graduated from Mankato High School and served in the US Navy from 1970-1974. On April 1, 1978 he married Lorraine Pongratz in Mankato. Along with a 30 year career at ADM he also ran Littles Christmas Tree Farm with his family. Koke enjoyed hunting and old cars.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; mother, Betty; sons, Frank (Alana) Little of St. Peter and Mathew Little of Mankato; daughter, April (Cleveland) of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Amiah, Cayla, Teagan and McKenzie; mother in law; and many brothers and sisters in-laws. He was preceded in death by his father, David.

 

      
 
  Mark Lowe

        May 12, 1987

  

     
Mark D. Lowe, 36. 1210 N. Seventh St., Mankato, died Tuesday, May 12. 1987, at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, of in­juries suffered Tuesday evening when his motorcycle collided with a deer on Highway 66 south of Mankato.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday al Grace Lutheran Church, the Rev. Marbury An­derson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation is 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Hills Funeral Home, and one hour before services at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Mark Lowe Scholarship Fund, to be established in the Mankato State University Art Department, or to the donor’s choice. The Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Lowe was born in Man­kato, May 18, 1950, to Dean and Peggy (Nordgren) Lowe. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968, and attended Mankato State College, major­ing in art.

An avid motorcyclist and outdoorsman for more than 20 years, he was also a working art­ist, craftsman and carpenter, and at the time of his death, was about to move into a house he was building in rural Mankato. He was employed for the past eight years as a designer for Signs by George.

He is survived by his parents Hilton Head, S.C.; a sister, Nancy Lowe of Santa Cruz, Calif.; two brothers Michael of Hilmar, Calif., and David and his wife Jenny, of Seattle. Wash.; a grandmother, Margaret Nordgren Randall of Mankato; aunts and uncles Mary van Guilder and JoAnn and Russell Feebler of Redwing, and Lee and Donna Nordgren, and Jane and David Schostag of Mankato; and by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandparents Adolph Nordgren and Mae and Vidor Lowe.

 

      
 
  Merry Lou Lund

        April 28, 1984

  

     

 

      
 
  Robert Magnus

        November 29, 2008

  

     
Robert Magnus, 58, of Crystal, MN, died November 29, 2008 at North Memorial Hospice.

He was a 30+ year employee of Northwest Airlines. Preceded in death by parents, Vern and Eileen Magnus. Survived by sister, Kathie (Mike) Harrington; nephews, Kevin (Jenny), Jamie and niece, Beth Ann Harrington; great niece and nephew, Liam and Maggie Harrington; and his friends from NWA.

Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, at Hope Lutheran Church in Jordan, MN. Memorials to North Memorial Hospice, Robbinsdale or Northfield Hospice, Northfield, MN.

 

      
 
  Charles Manderfeld

      August 11, 1986

  

     
Services for Charles R. Manderfeld, 36, 326 N. Broad St., Mankato, who died Monday, Aug. 11, 1986, at Im­manuel-St. Joseph’s Hospital, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Robert O’Connor officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mankato. Visitation will be 7 - 9 tonight with an 8 p.m. prayer service, at Landkamer’s Funeral Home.

Mr. Manderfeld was born April 18, 1950, in Nicollet, to Robert S. and Alice (Windschitl) Manderfeld. He attended schools in Mankato, and served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1969 to 1971, with overseas duty in Korea. He was employed as a salesman.

He is survived by son, Eric, and daughter, Tricia, of New Ulm; his mother, Alice, of Man­kato; three brothers, James of Whitefish Bay, Wis., Robert of Omaha, Neb., and Richard, of Roseville; sister, Carmelita Jeanne (Mrs. C.M. “Butch” Gladden) of Mankato; grand­mother, Veronica Windschitl of Sleepy Eye; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1983, and brother Thomas, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1963.

Charles R. Manderfeld, 36, 326 N. Broad St., died Monday at Immanuel-St. Joseph’s Hospital’s intensive care unit, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning at his home Saturday.

Manderfeld was found by a relative at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, in his car in the garage, according to Public Safety Director Glenn Gabriel.

Gabriel said the relative had been contacted by one of Manderteld's brothers, who said he had been depressed and might attempt suicide.

Manderfeld was unconscious when found, and attempts at car­diopulmonary resuscitation were ineffective.

Gabriel said a suicide note was found at the scene, but declined to divulge its contents.

Manderfeld had been scheduled to appear in Blue Earth County Court Aug. 11. He had been charged with assault.

 

      
 
  Rosemary McGillen

        August 18, 2014

     

 

      
 
  Greg Meyer

        December 31, 1969

     

 

      
 
  Marilyn Miller

        August 10, 2013

     
Marilyn Kay Miller, 63, Chapel Hill, died 08-10-2013. Arrangements: Cremation Society of NC, Raleigh.

 

      
 
  John Moore

        March 21, 2002

  

     
MOSCOW, Idaho — Former Mankato resident John Moore, 51, died Thursday, March 21,2002, of an apparent heart attack at his home in Moscow, Idaho.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednes­day at All Saints Catholic Church in Madison Lake, Rev. Syl Brown officiating. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery at Madison Lake.

Visitation is one hour before services Wednesday at the church. Landkamer-Johnson-Boman Funeral Home In Mankato is handling arrangements.

Mr. Moore was born Aug. 1, 1950, to James “Bill” and Mary Lou (Brown) Moore at Mankato. In 1968, he graduated from Mankato High School. He attended several colleges as he earned a bach­elor of science degree. He received a master’s degree from Mankato State University. He was a counselor for the Moscow school system.

Mr. Moore is survived by his mother of Aurora, Colo.; one sister and her husband, Tricia and Dave Hanson of New Hope; four brothers, Jim and his wife Carrie of Parker, Colo., Bob and his wife Kay of Grand Rapids, Dan of Eagle, Colo., and Tom and his wife Mary of Rochester; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and one son.

 

      
 
  Peggy Mousel

        December 31, 2017

     

 

      
 
  Janet Mueller

        February 6, 2011

     
Janet Dorothy Schwarck Mueller - Age 61 of Bloomington, passed away Feb. 6, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by loving husband of 37 years, Greg; children, John (Caren) and Gretchen; brother, Jack (Lynn) Mueller.

Caring wife and mother, loved by all, passionate teacher in the Bloomington and Edina School Systems. Enjoyed bridge, gardening and the lake. She was a kind and loving woman who was always there for others. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Frauenshuh Cancer Center at Methodist Hospital.

Memorial gathering Wednesday, Feb. 9, 4-7 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Werness Brothers Chapel 2300 W Old Shakopee Rd 952-884-8145 Published in Star Tribune on February 8, 2011.

 

      
 
  Walter Myron

        April 7, 2019

     
Walter Alan Myron, 70, of Scottsdale, Arizona died April 7, 2019 at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale, Az.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1949 to Wilbur and Carol Myron in Fairmont, Mn. He is survived by his wife Joan Scherle Johnson, his former spouse Vicki Myron and their daughter Jodi Myron Carlson, grandchildren Hannah, Nathan and Ryan Carlson, nieces Jennifer Larson and Christine Dumdei, and nephew Brian Dahl. He is also survived by his sister Jeanne Myron and his former sister-in-law Linda Myron. He was proceeded in death by his parents and his brother Jack Myron.

A family memorial service will be held July 5, 2019. Interment will follow at Woodland Hills. Memorials or donations may be made to the Animal Rescue Society of the donor's choice.

 

      
 
  Carole Nelson

        August 22, 2017

     
Carole Joy Nelson, age 67 of Burnsville, died unexpectedly of health complications while traveling on vacation to Colorado in Omaha, Nebraska.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 11:00 a.m. service on Friday at the church. Burial will be held in Riverside Cemetery in Annandale, MN. Memorials may be given to RAGOM.org (Golden retriever rescue of Minnesota). Mankato Mortuary www.mankatomortuary.com in charge of arrangements.

Carole was born July 26, 1950 to Harold and Joyce (Hultgren) Nelson in Mankato. She graduated from Mankato High School in 1968 and then graduated from Mankato State with a B.S. degree. Carole worked for Green Giant in LeSueur, Del Monte, Combi-bloc in California and then Boston Scientific in Minneapolis before retiring.

Carole enjoyed traveling the world with John, winters in Scottsdale, hiking with her mermaid friends. She volunteered at Loaves and Fishes and many other soup kitchens. Carole was a longtime foster for Golden Retrievers through RAGOM. Carole had a passion for agate hunting, something she tried to do every year with her sister. She was generous, loving, always welcoming and was a beloved friend to many people. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and family.

Carole is survived by her son, Michael (Jenny) Hager of Mankato; granddaughter, Aria; partner, John Pearson; siblings, Charles (Pat) Nelson, Carla (Brian) Knapp, Christopher (Maryann) Nelson; nieces and nephews, Beth (Ken) Boyum, Sarah (Richard) Tuma, Anne (Tim) Sheridan, Kevin Knapp, Kristin Knapp, Kyle Knapp, Andy Nelson, Ben Nelson.

Preceded in death by her parents.

 

      
 
  Don Owens

        September 21, 2009

  

     
Don H. Owens, age 59, of rural Lake Crystal, died Monday, September 21, 2009 at his residence.Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to SMILES. Mankato Mortuary assisted with arrangements.

 

      
 
  Neil Pepper

        March 4, 1970

  

     
Three Eagle Lake residents Were killed instantly in a head-on crash early this morning a half-mile west of Eagle Lake. Pronounced dead at the scene were Neil R. Pepper, 20, and his 18-year-old pregnant wife, Della, and Dennis A. Oachs, 35.

The two-car crash occurred about 1 a.m. on Highway 14 some miles east of Mankato. The cause of the accident has not been determined.

The Highway Patrol said the car carrying the Peppers was eastbound, while Oachs, who was traveling alone, was west­ bound.

Their deaths raise the state’s 1970 highway toll to 100, com­pared with 78 a year ago.

Head and neck injuries were ruled as cause of death for all three victims by Blue Earth County Coroner Dr. Wallace E. Matthews.

Kost Ambulance Service was notified of the crash at 1:20 a.m. by a woman who lives in a house near the scene of the col­lision.

Highway Patrol officers and ambulance attendants were at the scene before 1:30.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Oachs are pending at Johnson- Boman Mortuary.

Funeral services for the Pep­pers will be at 11 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday at Landkamer’s Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Mrs. Pepper is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Haedt of Mankato; sisters, Mrs. Joseph Cucinotta of Impe­rial Beach, Calif., and Linda, at home; brothers, Jeff, serving in the U.S. Army at Camp Jackson, S.C., Michael, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wasp in the Atlantic, Stan and Walter, both at home, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Walter Haedt of Mankato and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Swenson of New Hampton, Iowa.

Mr. Pepper is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pepper of Route 3; sisters, Nan­cy and Bonnie, both of Mankato; brothers, Thomas and Terrence, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bruce and Rich­ard, both at home, and grand­ father, George Sieberg of Man­kato.

Mrs. Pepper, the former Della Jean Haedt, was born July 9, 1951, in Mankato. She was attending Mankato High School arid would have graduated in June. Mr. Pepper was born Aug. 31, 1949, in Mankato. A 1968 gradu­ate of Mankato High School, he was attending the Mankato Area Vocational Technical Institute and working at Dotson Company.

The Peppers were married Sept. 12, 1969, at SS. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church, Man­kato.

 

      
 
  Steven R Petersen

      December 16, 2005

  

     
Stephen Roy Petersen, age 55, of North Mankato, died Friday morning, December 16, 2005, at Immanuel-St. Joseph Hospital.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2005 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato with Rev. Paul Nolting officiat­ing. Private family burial will be held at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday al Mankato Mortuary and one hour prior to the serv­ice at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Birthright or American Heart Association.

Stephen was born February 27, 1950 in Sleepy Eye to Roy and Flora Marie (Gruendemann) Petersen. He graduated from Mankato West High School in 1968. On September 25, 1971, he married Karen Jo Sorebo at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mankato. Stephen was employed with ISD 77 as custo­dian at Mankato West High School, and most recently al Garfield elementary School.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, VFW Post 950, and NRA. Stephen was very proud of his service in Vietnam and having received the Army Commendation Medal, and also of being a grandfather. He was an avid deer, duck, and varmint hunter, fisherman, and an out­doorsman. He enjoyed boating, camping, and loved being with his family.

Survivors include his wife Karen Petersen of North Mankato, three children, Stacey (Russ) Warlike of North Mankato, Kristie “Sissy” (Michael) Kitts of North Mankato, Mankato, Thomas Petersen of Mankato; two grandchildren, Haley and Matt Warnke; broth­er, Stan (Pat) Petersen of North Mankato; sister, JoAnn (Mark) Scheurer of Mankato; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Flora Petersen.

 

      
 
  Gary Price

      January 10, 1970

  

     
Funeral services for Pfc. Gary Price, 19, 831 South Ave, who died Saturday at Riverside, Calif., from injuries suffered in a car accident, will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. Ronald A. Bongard officiating.

Burial will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Visitation will begin 2 p.m. Thursday at John- son-Boman Mortuary.

Pfc. Price was born May 19, 1950, at St. James. He was a graduate of Mankato High School and had attended Man­ kato State College before enlist­ing in the Marine Corps. He had been stationed at 29 Palms, Calif.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Hill­esheim of North Mankato; a sis­ter, Mrs. Elwood Reed of Min­neapolis; a brother, Bruce Price of Minneapolis, and two nieces and two nephews.

 

      
 
  Pat Ranieri

        March 8, 2012

     
Patricia Ranieri-Rucker, a 42-year resident of California and 30-year resident of Joshua Tree, died March 8, 2012, at her son’s home in Corvallis, Ore. Mrs. Ranieri-Rucker died after a sudden and short battle with cancer. She was 61 years old.

A native of St. Paul, Minn., she was born Sept. 22, 1950.

Mrs. Ranieri-Rucker worked in a variety of establishments in Joshua Tree before getting her degree in adult education and passionately working for the Healthy Start program and at Copper Mountain College.

She lived in the Hi-Desert while raising her son, Michael Rucker (now 35 and living in Oregon), her dearly cherished only child, who has a new 3-month-old girl, Jillian Jaye Rucker.

 

      
 
  Shirley Ryg

        June 12, 2011

  

     
Shirley M. (Rygg) Kearns, age 61, of Mankato, died, Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Chapel, Mankato with Rev. Jay Dahlvang, officiating. Visitation will be from 3:30 until the time of service. Mankato Mortuary assisted with arrangements.

She has already lost many family and friends along the way, but those who remain are feeling the loss of a great friend and ray of sun­ shine who always found a way to make someone’s day a little brighter. This is what mattered most to her, what she consistently demonstrated to her chil­dren and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 23, 2011 at North Mankato Mortuary - Northview, 2060 Commerce Drive. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Private burial will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato Hospice Program.

 

      
 
  Michael Sack

      November 6, 2015

  

     
Michael Eugene Sack -- Obituary. Funeral: 11-6-2015

Michael Eugene Sack, age 65 of Mankato, died Sunday, November 1, 2015 suddenly at his home.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Friday November 6, 2015 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, North Mankato. Burial, Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation from 4 - 7 p.m., Thursday, Northview- North Mankato Mortuary. Visitation continues one hour before the service at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the donor's choice.

Michael E. Sack was born May 20, 1950 to Alfred and Erma (Henry) Sack in Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. Michael served his country in the National Guard for seven years. Michael was married to Sherry Storjohann on August 10, 1974 in Mankato. He worked for 26 years in the Farm Implement Business as a parts manager for Case-IH. Michael then worked for Taylor Corp, Companies retiring on May 22, 2015 from Label Works. Michael was a longtime member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. He served as a goal judge for MSU hockey for over 25 years as a WCHA off ice official. He enjoyed Maverick Hockey, the Twins, Vikings, yard work and a Jack of all trades. Michael's family meant the world to him.

Survived by his wife, Sherry of Mankato; daughter, Brittany (Brian) Crock of Mankato; two sons, Brandon (Kristin) Sack of Ham Lake, Garrett Sack of Mankato; grandsons, Aiden and Bennett Sack, Caleb Crock; brother, Al (Mary) Sack of New Richland; sister, Gloria Sack of Mankato; mother-in-law, Trudy Storjohann of Rochester; sisters-in-law, Nancy Sack of Mankato, Melodie (Robert) Rastedt of Steven's Point WI, Bianca (David) DeLone of Rochester; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Storjohann of Boise, ID; aunts, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, sister, Diane; two brothers, Gerald and Roger and two infant grandbabies; father-in-law, Loren Storjohann.

 

      
 
  Jon Scarlett

        July 2, 2013

  

     
Jon Barry Scarlett of Smyrna, a retired educator with Middle Tennessee State University, died July 2, 2013 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, after a prolonged and valiant battle against lung disease and other ailments.

Born July 14, 1950 in Milan, TN, he is survived by his wife, Lin Pote Scarlett; children, Heather Scarlett Wilson (Chase) of Rock Hill, SC, Jon Barry Scarlett (Jessica) of Greenville, SC, Sherree Ivey Lindemann (Jo) of Hartford, CT, Eddie Ivey (Terra) of Birmingham, AL, Jason Ivey (deceased); mother, Caroline V. Scarlett of Murfreesboro; sister, Nan Scarlett Overton (Mel); brother, David Scarlett (Teresa Brewer) of Brentwood; nephews, Taylor and Jackson Overton of Brentwood; grandchildren, Halle, Gracie and Cade Wilson of Rock Hill, SC, Sam and Karl Lindemann of Hartford, CT, Lathan and Logan Ivey of Charlotte, NC.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. M.G. Scarlett, former president of MTSU, who died in April, 2012.

As a child, Jon lived in Tennessee, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Ohio, Nebraska, Minnesota and Maine before returning to Tennessee for college. While being "the new kid" in school might have intimidated some children, Jon's easy laugh and natural leadership never failed to earn him friends, as well as positions on the student council and as a class officer. His name was changed . . . sort of . . . when "Barry," as he'd always been known among family and friends, was the new kid in school in Nebraska. On the first day, the teacher took attendance and said, "Jon Scarlett," and he decided he kind of liked it and never corrected her. So it was Jon from then on.

While many who knew him later in life might not have guessed it, Jon was an excellent athlete in his younger years, earning high school letters in baseball and basketball, and also playing basketball at Maryville College during his freshman year before transferring to MTSU and completing his degree. He was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In the 9th grade, while living in Nebraska, Jon shot a 30 on the back nine to win a golf tournament against all comers, but was unable to accept the 1st place cash prize in order to maintain his amateur status. While living in Maine during his high school years, Jon pitched and played infield for the conference champion Farmington Greyhounds baseball team.

He was a member of MTSU's Kappa Iota chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity at MTSU, for a time serving as the fraternity's Grand Master, and continued to be a friendly, encouraging presence to younger members for many years after his own graduation. He was also an avid MTSU Blue Raider sports fan, frequently traveling to home and away games in support of the football and basketball teams (men's and women's).

An active member of the Living Springs Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet, TN, Jon loved the Lord and had a kind heart, a big spirit and a ready smile. Jon was a devoted husband and father, a generous and supportive brother and a thoughtful son. He is already dearly missed, but we know we will all see him again.

Published in The Daily News Journal on July 5, 2013

 

      
 
  William Schutter

        December 6, 2004

  

     
Schutter William D., age 54, of St. Paul, passed away on December 6, 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Diana (Griffin) Schutter and daughters, Lindsay and Alexandra; his parents, Herman & Harriet Schutter, Mankato; brother, Thomas (Marie) and their children, Patrick, Jack, and Steven of Truman, MN; father- in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Virginia Griffin, Mankato; sister- in-law, Deborah (Griffin) Rinta, Bluemount, VA; also nephews, Andrew and William Griffin, Owatonna and Justin (Griffin) Otsea, Mankato.

Visitation 5:30-7:30 PM Friday at WILLWERSCHEID FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55105, 651-228-1006. Memorial Service 2:30 PM Saturday at ST. PAUL'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 700 Wesley Lane at Dodd, Mendota Heights. Memorials preferred to United Hospital Foundation c/o General Fund (in memory of William Schutter).

 

      
 
  Karyll Simpson

        March 20, 2012

  

     
Karyll Simpson Nelson, 62, of Vail, died March 20, 2012 at Denver Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Mankato, Minn., to Charlie and Valoris Simpson. Karyll graduated from Mankato High School in 1969 and completed her nursing degree at Mankato State in 1973.

At her request, there will be no services. Memorial gifts may be made to the organization of the donor's choice or local animal rescue. She is survived by brother Jerry (Sally) Simpson, sister Shirley (John) Swanson, aunts, uncles many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends Dave and Susan Bergmark and her best friend, Zach the cat.

 

      
 
  Lon Skow

        July 4, 1992

  

     
St. Peter special education teacher Lon Skow, 41, formerly of North Mankato, died July 4, 1992 at North Wind Lodge, Jasper Lake, near Ely.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Centenary United Methodist Church in the Multi-Church Center, Second and Cherry Street, Mankato, the Rev. Deborah Walkes officiating. Burial will be in the Lamberton City Cemetery.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Mankato Mortuary, continuing one hour before services Thurs­day at the church. Memorials can be given to the donor’s own choice.

Mr. Skow was bom July 26, 1950, to Dale and Maxine (Gust­afson) Skow in Omaha, Neb. He moved with his family to Mankato in 1960 and attended Roosevelt, Lincoln, Mankato and Mankato State schools. He earned a bache­lors and masters degree both in education and had been a special education teacher the past 15 years at South Elementary School in St. Peter. He enjoyed writing and had done many poems and short stories. He loved all aspects of Harley Davidson motorcycling. He was a member of First Luth­eran Church in St. Peter. He was married to Bonnie (Nickel) Snow, but they had separated.

Mr. Skow is survived by his mother Maxine; one brother, Dale of Lamberton; one sister, Anita and her husband Leonard Runck of Lamberton; four nephews and nieces; and many aunts, uncles, and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his father in 1979, and by his grandparents.

 

      
 
  Scott Sorell

        October 12, 2019

     

 

      
 
  Patricia Stackhouse

      November 14, 2015

     
Patricia 'Patty' Stackhouse ObituaryFuneral: 10-23-2015

Patricia Patty' Stackhouse, age 65, of Spirit Lake, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. She was born on June 15, 1950, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Donald and Mary Lou (Benson) Stackhouse. Patty graduated from Mankato High School in 1968, and enlisted to serve her country in the United States Army from 1976, until 1984.

After being honorably discharged from the Army, Patty became a computer specialist for the United States Government for 22 years, before retiring in 2009.

Patty was a life-long member of the American Legion. She enjoyed spending her spare time doing needlework and talking with her family. Patty is survived by her two sisters, Karen Van Guilder, and her husband, Robert of Spirit Lake, and Gayle Lee, and her husband, Russ of Mankato, Minnesota; nephews, Dustin Lee, and his wife, Tricia of N. Mankato, James Lee of Mankato, Rob Van Guilder, and his wife, Katie of Lakewood, Colorado, and David Van Guilder of Des Moines; niece, Mary Noah, and her husband, Tom of Fairmont; great-nieces and great-nephews, Alicia, Katelynn, Bryson, Marissa, Aaron, Mia, Cara and Ella; great-great-nephew, Ayden; and two cats that she adored, Abby and Big Boy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Mary Lou.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2015, at the Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel in Mankato, Minnesota. The Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

      
 
  Robert Stierlen

      July 12, 2012

  

     
Robert Albert Stierlen, age 62 of Mankato died early Thursday morning, July 12, 2012 while working.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, North Mankato. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm at NORTHVIEW - North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato.

Bob was born September 4, 1949 to Aloys J. and Marjorie A. (Loeffler) Stierlen in North Mankato. He graduated from Mankato West High School in 1968 and attended college at Mankato State. Bob was united in marriage to Josephine "Jo" Morgan on March 21, 1970. He honorably served ten years in the United States Air Force. Bob worked for Wonder Bread for 33 years as a route salesman. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Bob was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved telling and listening to stories and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren. Bob loved the outdoors and reading as well.

Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Josephine "Jo" Stierlen of Mankato; daughter, Staci Jo Stierlen Marshall and her husband Ryan of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Abigail Grace and Owen Robert Marshall of Minneapolis; brother, Roger "Pete" (Patti) Stierlen of North Mankato; sister, Mary Jo "Jo" (Tom) Neubert of North Mankato; nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Aloys and Marjorie.

 

      
 
  Sylvia Stolt

        October 31, 1997

  

     
Sylvia L. Koch, 47, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Immanuel-St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato.

Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1997, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in North Mankato. The Rev. Edward Ardolf officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, St. Peter.

Mrs. Koch was bom on March.3, 1950, in St. Peter to Raymond and Evelyn (Stolt) Carpenter. She attended Holy Rosary parochial school, and graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. She married Greg Koch on Oct. 25, 1969, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in North Mankato.

She graduated from Mankato Area Vocational Technical Institute as a licensed practical nurse in 1972 and attended Mankato State University.

She was employed by the Mankato Clinic.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She enjoyed time spent with her family, outdoor exercise, walking, reading, singing, and church and community activities.

She is survived by her mother; a son, Jonathan Koch of North Mankato; three daughters, Marie, Susan and Laura, all of North Mankato; a brother, David and his wife LeAnne Stolt of North Mankato; three sisters, Irene LePage of Mankato; Judy Stolt of Minneapolis; and Theresa Martyn of Spring, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Tom; and a nephew, Marcus.

 

      
 
  Richard Stotka

        April 1, 1975

  

     

 

      
 
  Larry Terrell

      June 29, 1997

  

     
Larry M. Terrell, 47, of Eagle Lake died of an apparent heart attack on Sunday, June 29. 1997, at Immanuel-St Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato.

Services are 10 a.m today, Wednesday, July 2, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato with the Rev. Steve Bcrkeland officiating. Casket bearers are Darrell Anderegg, Will Bauman, Keith Krueger, Dan Quaderer, Al Anderson, Steve Jamieson. Jim Manske. and Jim Spenger. Honorary casket bearers are the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department members. Burial, with military honors by Eagle Lake American Legion Post 1617. will be in Eagle Lake Cem­etery. Memorials are preferred to the American Heart Asso­ciation. American Cancer Society, or the donor’s choice. Visitation was held Tuesday. July 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mankato Mortuary and will be held again today for one hour before services at the church.

Larry M. Terrell was born December 31.1949. to Lee and Lorraine (Anderegg) Terrell in Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. He entered the U.S. Army on September 26. 1969, served during the Vietnam War. and. was honorably discharged on August 20. 1971. He married Linda Jamieson on October 23. 1976. He was employed with Miller Brands of Mankato for over twenty-two years. He volunteered with the Eagle Lake Fire Department for six­ teen years, serving as assistant chief for the past 7-1/2 years. He was a member of the Eagle Lake American Legion and had served as past commander and in various other positions He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. He enjoyed golfing, channel surf­ing, his annual hunting trip to Osage. Minnesota, and spend­ing lime and sharing stories with friends and family.

He is survived by his wife. Linda, of Eagle Lake; daughter Trina of Mankato, son Brandon, of Eagle Lake, his father LeeTerrell and his wife. Sandy, of Eagle Lake, three brothers. Jerry Terrell and his wife Jan, Dennis Terrell and his wife Colleen, all of Eagle Lake, Craig Terrell of Mankato, his mother-in-law. LaVem Jamieson of Mankato, three sisters-in-law. Roberta Nelson and her husband. Jerry, of St James. Michele Swan and her friend Jamie, of Colo­rado. and Joni Spenger and her husband Jim. of Mankato, two brothers-in-law Steven Jamieson and his wife Sheila, of Pemberton, and Mike Jamieson and his friend Wendy of Mankato, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 1985.

 

      
 
  Julaine Thiesse

        June 4, 2016

     
Julaine Marie Thiesse, 66, of Fairmont, Minnesota, died from cancer complications on June 4, 2016, at Lutz Wing in Fairmont. Julaine was born May 29, 1950, in Mankato, Minnesota, the eldest daughter of Sylvan and Rosalin (Hagen) Thiesse.

She attended grade school in Titonka, Iowa; middle and high school in Mankato and graduated with a BS in Science Education from Mankato State University in 1972. Growing up, Julaine enjoyed school groups, time with cousins, reading, and learning about the natural world.

Throughout her life Julaine remained active in a church community in such roles as: camp counselor, youth choir director, choir member, quartet pianist, Sunday School teacher and kitchen volunteer. She was most recently a member at United Lutheran Church Ringsted.

Julaine's teaching career in the Ringsted and Armstrong-Ringsted Districts spanned 30 years and was the delight of her days. Julaine's students meant the world to her and she loved being able to inspire their learning. Julaine's colleagues remained her dear friends and they often enjoyed reminiscing about the trials and joys of teaching. Julaine enjoyed time with her family, particularly at holidays, birthdays, and picnics and she went to great lengths to care for her aging parents. Inspired by her mother, she was excellent at all types of needlework, fiber art, and decorating. She loved growing flowers and had a collection of African Violets from her grandmothers as well as beautiful outdoor flower gardens. Also, she was an avid reader and loved to discuss current topics from science, history and politics.

Left to cherish Julaine's memory are her brother, Steve Thiesse of Brookings. South Dakota; sister, Kristen Thiesse Palm, husband, Rick of Duluth, Minnesota; and nephew, Karl Palm, currently a Peace Corps Volunteer in Laoang, Philippines.

Ms. Thiesse is preceded in death by her loving parents, Rosalin and Sylvan Thiesse formerly of Mankato.

Memorial gifts will be directed to a student scholarship fund that Julaine was passionate about initiating. The family is grateful to all the caregivers, relatives, neighbors and friends who lifted Julaine's spirits and made her days at the Lutz Wing peaceful and pleasant.

 

      
 
  Dean Torgerson

        March 12, 2016

     
Mankato resident, Dean Torgerson, 67, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Golden Valley, MN. A Celebration of Dean’s Life will be 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 at Woodland Hills Chapel in Mankato. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Woodland Hills Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Dean was born November 12, 1948 in Madelia, MN to Arthur and Gladys (Jacobe) Torgerson. He grew up in Lake Crystal and Mankato, graduating from Mankato High School and then attended South Central Technical College. On June 10, 1967 he was married to Pamela Williams at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Dean was a former runner and ran both Grandma’s Marathon and the Twin Cities Marathon. He worked for Swanson & Youngdale, Reichel & Sons, and for the last 10 years was a self-employed painter.

Family was top priority to Dean and growing up with very little made him strive to make sure his family was taken care of. When he wasn’t collecting coins or tinkering in his shop, he loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

Dean is survived by his wife, Pam of Mankato; daughters, Melissa Larson of Hallock, MN and Tari Weir of Mankato; grandchildren, Brianna Tolman, Taylor Weir, Jack Weir and Oscar Larson; great grandson, Ivan Kittelson; step grandchildren, Austin Larson, Tristan Larson and Madisson Larson; brothers, Darrel (Jody) Torgerson, Curt (special friend, Peggy) Torgerson all of Mankato, Mike (Pat) Torgerson of Kasota, Dale Torgerson of North Mankato; sisters, Linda Roisum and Joyce Negaard both of North Mankato; son-in-law, Pat Weir; brother-in-law, Donald Williams (special friend, Ken) of Jackson, MN; many nieces and nephews. Dean is also survived by his best bud “Odie”. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Gladys, brother, Roger; niece, Gina Risk; son-in-law, Kevin Larson; brother-in-law, Rodger Williams.

 

      
 
  Vickie Wendland

        December 19, 2012

  

     
Vicki L. Meyer, age 62 of Mankato died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Fr. Peter Nosbush officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to One Bright Star.

Vicki Lynn was born October 15, 1950 to Phillip and Margie (Packman) Wendland. She graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. On December 6, 1969, Vicki was united in marriage to Richard Meyer in Mankato. They were blessed with two children. Vicki had worked since she was in high school. She worked as a waitress, Salet's elevator operator, administrative assistant at Meyer and Sons for 25 years, and most of all, mother. Vicki was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church where Rich and her would usher 5:30 Mass; of the ladies auxiliary at the North Mankato American Legion; and was one of the original founders of One Bright Star. Vicki was an avid curler, enjoyed card clubs, loved warm beaches, loved her family, and was known for her hugs.

Vicki is survived by her husband, Richard of Mankato; daughter, Kim (Ross) Carlson of St. Clair; two grandchildren: Andrew and Allison; mother, Margie Wendland of Venice, FL; two brothers: Zane (special friend, Georgia) Wendland and Troy (JoAnne) Wendland both of Florida; father-in-law, Paul (Doris) Meyer of Mankato; special friends: Anne and Bob; and many nieces and nephews.

Vicki was preceded in death by her father, Phillip; son, Brandon; and mother-in-law, Wilda Meyer.

 

      
 
  Richard Wiehr

      January 21, 1973

  

     
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  Sidney Wood

        May 10, 1987

  

     
Services for Sidney Wood, 36, of rural Mankato, who died Monday morning, May 11, 1987 in his home, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Bowman Mortuary, the Rev. Duane 0. Salness of Bethlehem Lutheran Church offi­ciating. Burial will be in the Minneopa Cemetery.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home and one hour before services.

Mr. Wood was born June 27, 1950, in Mankato, to Donald and Ruth (Swenson) Wood. After graduating from Mankato High School in 1968, he became a car­penter in the Mankato area where he worked for various contractors. He was a member of the Cycle Club.

He is survived by his parents; a brother, Spencer of Janesville; a sister, Debra Nelson of Apple Valley; his maternal grand­ mother, Marian Swenson of Mankato; two aunts and a niece.

 

      
 
  Pam Wright

        June 1, 1982

  

     

 

      
 
  Lois Yetter

        May 1, 1986

  

     
Services for Mankato native Lois J. (Yetter) Dauffenbach, 35, of St. Peter, who died Thursday, May 1, 1986, at St. Peter Community Hospital after a brief illness, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Peter, the Rev. Harry Majerus officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, St. Peter.

Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at the Klein Funeral Home in St. Peter.

Mrs. Dauffenbach was born in Mankato, Nov. 29, 1950, to George and Carmen (Guentzel) Yetter. She attended Monroe Elementary and North Mankato Junior High School, and graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. She was employed by ADC (now Onan Co.), and by the Larson Ski Fac­tory both in St. Peter.

She mar­ried Frank Dauffenbach Jr. May 24, 1969, in St. Peter. For the past 16 years she had been self-employed in home day care. She Was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of VFW Post 950, Man­kato, St. Mary’s Church Guild, and a member and former presi­dent of the Powder Puff Bowling League.

Mrs. Dauffenbach is survived by her husband, Frank; three sons, Craig, Patrick and Scott, and a daughter, Chakara, at home; her mother and stepfather, Carmen and Charles Farr of North Mankato; two brothers, Dennis Yetter of Mankato and Douglas Yetter of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Debra (Mrs. Kevin L.) Meyer of Man­kato; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, George Yetter, in 1960.

 

      
 
  Kenneth Zernechel

        June 27, 2013

  

     
Kenneth Dale Zernechel, Jr. age 63, of North Mankato, died Thursday, June 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester from complications from a bacterial infection. A visitation will be from 1:00 until 3:00 on Sunday, June 30 at Woodland Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3:00 at Woodland Hills Chapel.

Kenny was born in Mankato, MN to Kenneth Sr. and Margery (Hansen) Zernechel on October 15, 1949. He attended Mankato schools and graduated from Mankato High School in 1968. He received a diploma from Mankato Area Vocational Technical College. He worked for 28 years at Cotter & Company/True Value in Mankato retiring in 2005. He lived in Pemberton most of these years.

Kenny was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mankato. Over the years he also attended St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Alma City and Grace Lutheran in Mankato.

Kenny is survived by his brother and sister in-law Robin and Mary Zernechel of rural Mankato and their children William (sons Blaine, Layton, and Cole), Scott Zernechel and girlfriend Erikka Klugherz, and Kelly Nilson (daughters Emma and Abby). Kenny is survived by his Aunt Beverly Wiemert of Rice Lake, Wisconsin and Aunt and Uncle Darlene and Julius Haes of Lincoln, Nebraska as well as many cousins. Sincerely missing him will be his best friend for the past 7 years Jeanne, his card playing friends and his many other friends at Monarch Meadows Senior Living Community. You have been his family for the past 2 years and we loved you all. Kenny also had special friends Heather and Janet and many friends they made at Perkins and Happy Chef.

He also is survived by his daughters Angela Zernechel and Melissa Halliwell and her husband Marcus Paar and their sons Alexxander and Aeric.

Kenny is preceded in death by both of his parents and many aunts and uncles.

Kenny had a knack of remembering everyone’s names, whether it was at Perkins, Happy Chef, Monarch Meadows or at the hospital. Everyone that met Kenny commented on what a nice man he was. He so enjoyed the time he spent with his nephews, niece, grandnephews and grandnieces and we loved him so. He will always be in our hearts and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Kenny.

 

      
 


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