Area Obituaries

Thomas “Tom” Stearns

Thomas “Tom” J. Stearns, age 74 of Cleveland, MN passed away on Sunday, April 11th, 2021 at Ridgeview Nursing Home in Le Sueur. He succumbed to an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer and was in the presence of family members during his final days. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 5:00…

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Eunice Ann Janicke

Eunice Ann Janicke age 88 of Winthrop passed away Friday April 9, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Moltke Township. Visitation will be from 4 –…

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Beverly Ann (Benson) Becker

Beverly Ann (Benson) Becker, age 80, of New Auburn, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Oak Terrace of Gaylord in Gaylord, Minnesota. Funeral Service was held Monday, March 29, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at High Island Cemetery in New Auburn, Minnesota. Clergy officiating…

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Lois Jean Messner

Lois Jean Messner, age 82 of Gaylord was called to join her heavenly Father on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the Oak Terrace Health Care in Gaylord, Minnesota. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm, Minnesota with minister Roy Koehl…

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Delford (Del) Becke

Delford (Del) Becke died peacefully February 22, 2021 and is now with the Lord God. His ashes will be interred in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. He is survived by Joanne Becke, his wife of 62 years; daughter Mary Zurhorst and her husband Craig, and two grandsons, Carl and Erich; daughter Sharon Jollie…

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Duane George Messner

Duane George Messner, age 82, of Gaylord, Minnesota, passed away on February 25, 2021, at Ridgeview Center in Waconia from heart failure. Private family funeral service will be held at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord, with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. The family would prefer memorials that will be shared with organizations that were…

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Mary Ambroe

Mary Ambroe departed peacefully from this world on February 12th, 2021 surrounded by her family at Covenant Living of Golden Valley, MN. A daughter of Harold & Dorothy (Thompson) Howland, Mary was born June 13, 1940 in Minneapolis. She married Leonard Ambroe in her hometown of Winthrop, MN and they eventually settled in Bloomington, MN…

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Roger Schroeppel

Roger O. Schroeppel, 80, of Laguna Vista, TX formerly of Spicer and Redwood Falls, MN passed away January 13, 2021 at Victoria Comfort Home, Harlingen TX after a full and fun filled life. He was born in New Ulm, MN to Dr. John E. and Alice Schroeppel of Winthrop, MN. He attended elementary and high…

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Edna Zamzow

Edna D. Zamzow, age 96 of Gibbon passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at the New Ulm Medical Center. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gibbon with Pastor Steven Bauer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service on Wednesday. All guests…

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Janice Byro

Janice E. Byro, age 88, of The Villages, Florida, formerly from Winthrop, passed away at Cornerstone Hospice on February 7, 2021. She was born on July 29, 1932. Married Arthur Byro, Jr. on June 3, 1951, married 69 years. Janice is survived by her husband, Art, 3 children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A memorial service…

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