Area Obituaries

Shirley Ann (Nelson) Chrest

Shirley Ann (Nelson) Chrest, 87 of Winthrop, MN died on January 10, 2021. Shirley was born February 28, 1933 in New Sweden township to Marvel (Brenke) Nelson and Sheldon Nelson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday January 15th 2021 at First Lutheran Church in Winthrop. Visitation will begin two hours prior…

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Steven Proehl

Steven Proehl, 66, passed away suddenly and peacefully at his home in Mankato on December 27. He was a kid at heart who loved people and had a deep faith. Steve never wanted to grow up. At the annual 4th of July celebration with extended family, he was the only adult who played capture the…

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Jayne Blumhoefer

Jayne H. Blumhoefer, age 83 of Redwood Falls passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Carris Health Redwood Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls. A private memorial service will be held. The funeral service will be livestreamed through the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home’s Facebook page starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday. She is survived…

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John Majeski

John H. Majeski Jr., husband of Rita, age 83, of Hutchinson formerly of Winthrop passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Private family funeral service was held Friday, December 18, 2020, at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Military Honors by the Winthrop Honor…

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John H. Majeski Jr.

John H. Majeski Jr., husband of Rita, age 83, of Hutchinson formerly Winthrop passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Private Family Funeral Service will be Friday, December 18, 2020, at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Military Honors by the Winthrop Honor Guard.…

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Janet Schwecke

Janet Schwecke, age 77, of Winthrop passed away Monday, November 30, 2020, at the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. A private family Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Clergy officiating was Father…

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Arvid Albin Melquist

Arvid Albin Melquist, age 80 of Volga, passed away on Friday, November 27th at his daughter’s home under hospice care. Private family memorial services were held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at First Lutheran Church in Volga. A celebration of life and burial will be held this spring. The memorial service will be live-streamed…

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Ray Rasmussen

Ray Rasmussen, age 76 of Redwood Falls, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, November 21, 2020 at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Ray will be interred at Spearfish Canyon in South Dakota at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood…

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Laverna Christina Martin

LaVerna Christina Martin, age 91 of Gibbon died peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2020, at her home in Gibbon with her family at her side. Funeral service were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon. Pastor Erik Karlson officiated, and burial followed in the Augustana Lutheran Cemetery…

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Robert “Bob” Rickheim

Robert “Bob” Rickheim, age 69, of Winthrop, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Military Honors by the Winthrop Honor Guard. Clergy officiating was Reverend Paul…

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