• Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Orville Ruud

    Julius “Orville” Ruud, age 74, of Preston, MN passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Traditions of Preston. Julius Orville Ruud was born on January 9, 1945 to Albert and Vivian (Hegg) Ruud in Spring Valley, MN. He was a graduate of Spring Valley High School. At the age of 20, Orville was drafted into the Army where he served 2 years in Vietnam. He married Dianne Drury in 1967, and to this union two children were born, Jon and Jennifer. Orville owned and operated Preston…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Elaine Stackhouse

      Funeral services for Elaine J. Stackhouse will be 1:30 P.M. on Friday September 20, 2019 at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Ward officiating. Burial will be in the Fillmore Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 PM on Thursday at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley and will continue for 1hr prior to the service at the church. Elaine J. Stackhouse, age 92, died Monday September 16, 2019 at Spring Valley Living. She was born December 29,…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Norbert Ira

    Norbert L. “Norby” Ira, age 87, of rural Protivin, Iowa, died Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco, IA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Father Aaron Junge officiating.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, at the church for one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery in West Concord, MN at 11:00…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    James “Jim” Thompson

    James “Jim” Thompson, 87, of Preston, MN died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Traditions Assisted Living in Preston. A Celebration of Life will held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Preston. Burial will take place at Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:30-2:00 PM.   A full obituary will be posted soon.

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    David Schmidt

    Dave Schmidt, 77, of Preston, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Chosen Valley Care Center. Dave was born March 30, 1942, son of Gerald and Carol (Hahn) Schmidt.  After graduating from Preston High School, he went on to college at Wartburg College for two years, and then transferred to the University of Minnesota; where he graduated with honors. In 1965, he married Jeanette Larsen at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. After college, Dave worked for a year at Hormel in…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    David Vogel

    Funeral Mass for David Vogel will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Riceville, IA. Visitation will be held from 2-5 PM on Sunday, September 15 at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Riceville and will continue for one hour at the church prior to the service on Monday.  A full obituary will be posted soon.

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Anne Whalen

    Memorial services for Anne L. Whalen will be held 1 PM Friday, September 13, 2019 at Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow, MN. Anne Whalen, age 73, of Minneapolis, MN, Waterloo, IA, and LeRoy, MN died Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Grand Meadow Healthcare Center.  She was born August 10, 1946 in Buffalo, NY to Francis and Lois Whalen. She attended and graduated from West High School in Waterloo, IA in 1964. She then attended the University of Northern Iowa and then moved to Morristown,…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Barbara Potthoff

    Barbara C. Potthoff, age 79, of Spring Valley, MN died September 10, 2019, at Cottagewood in Rochester, MN. Barbara Cecelia Powers was born in St. Paul, MN on June 24, 1940 to William and Genevieve (Theisen) Powers. On June 6, 1966 she was united in marriage to Raymond Theodore Potthoff. Barb taught in Spring Valley for 15 years and taught at Harmony area schools from 1984-1995 and Fillmore Central schools from 1995-2005. She was a very loving wife and mother, and was a person who cared for…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Ellis Ruesink

    Ellis A. Ruesink, age 80, of Harmony, MN died Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Harmony Care Center. Ellis Arlo Ruesink was born July 15, 1939 to Harold and Pearl (Gysbers) Ruesink in Preston, MN. He graduated from Wykoff High School in 1957 and continued his education in LaCrosse, WI, earning two Associates degrees. On May 1, 1965, he was united in marriage with Beverly Zitzow at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in St. Charles, MN. Ellis worked in security at Mayo Clinic for 36 years. Following…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Sheri “Punky” Crews

    Sheri “Punky” Crews, age 71, of Spring Valley, MN died September 5, 2019, at Mayo Clinic- St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, MN. Sheri Kae Grummons was born in Spring Valley on October 11, 1947 to Elik and Mildred (Lenz) Grummons. On November 19, 1966 Punky married Gary Crews in Maple View, MN.  Punky owned and operated the Spring Valley trailer court and worked at the Spring Valley Care Center for many years. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church where she was…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Lois Hanson

    Lois E. Hanson, age 79, died September 9, 2019, at Ostrander Care Center, surrounded by her family. Lois Eleanore Kolve was born January 1, 1940, daughter of Elmer and Hazel (Longseth) Kolve in Eau Claire, WI.  On August 30, 1958, Lois married James Arthur Hanson at Lookout Lutheran Church in Wisconsin.  She liked going on motorcycle rides with Jim, dancing to old time music, and playing cards.  She also enjoyed crocheting and fishing.  She loved to spend time with her…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Msgr. Francis Galles

    Monsignor Francis A. Galles went home to his heavenly Father, at the age of 92, on September 7, 2019 at Traditions of Preston. Francis A. Galles was born in Iona, Minnesota on March 8, 1927 to Charles and Virginia (Boltz) Galles.  There were ten children in the Galles family.  Leona, Lawrence, Eugene, Charles, Lester, Sylvester, Clara, Gerald, Francis, and Rose Virginia. At the age of 18, Francis left home to study for the priesthood at Loras College in Dubuque, IA.  From…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    James “Jimmy” Sweeney

    James (Jimmy) F.  Sweeney, died September 6th, 2019 at the Riceville Family Care and Therapy Center, Riceville, Iowa.  Jimmy had previously lived at the Howard Residential Care Facility since 1977.  When Jimmy’s health condition required a higher level of care, he was transferred to the Riceville Home in 2015. Marilyn and Buzz Ott obtained guardianship in 1977 and brought Jimmy from Woodward to the Howard County Care Farm in 1977.  Jimmy enjoyed the farm life and…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Shirley “Sal” Hannam

    Shirley (Sal) Ann Hannam, age 82 of LeRoy, Minnesota peacefully passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.  She was surrounded by family and knew she was deeply loved.  Shirley was born in Austin, Minnesota, July 13, 1936 to Beatrice (Cornelius) and Norvil Aulwes. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She was united in marriage to Eugene E. Hannam on April 15, 1953 in Mason City, Iowa.  To this union, Bret, Brenda and Beth were born. Shirley spent most of her…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Larry Koster

    Larry D. Koster, age 81, of Chester, IA, died Sunday, August 25, 2019, at his home. A Celebration of Life for Larry Koster will be held on Saturday, September 21, at the Lime Springs/Chester Fish and Game Club from 3pm-7pm. Larry was born February 18, 1938, in Rolfe, Iowa, son of LaVern L. Koster and Ruth S. Boles.  He graduated from Laurens High School, where he holds track records, and was the varsity quarterback.  Larry began a career as an Over the Road Truck Driver…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Timothy Rollie

    Timothy Allen Rollie was born April 23, 1960 in Rochester, MN to Marlene and Jerry Rollie. He passed away at age 59 at Season’s Hospice in Rochester on Sunday, August 25, 2019. He was raised on the family dairy farm near Wykoff where he loved feeding cows, mowing lawn, and riding IH (red) tractors. Tim attended Wykoff Public School. He moved to Rochester in 1980 to work at the Kahler Hotel as a dishwasher and met his future wife, Elaine Konter. They married June 15, 1991 and lived…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    LaVonne “Pat” Schwier

      LaVonne “Pat”  Schwier, age 82, of Wykoff passed away August 23, 2019 at her home in Wykoff surrounded by her family. LaVonne Patricia “Pat” Witt was born to William and Audrey (Eastman) Witt on September 30, 1936 in Dodge Center, MN. She graduated from Dodge Center High School and Winona Teachers College where she received her teaching Degree in Elementary Education. She was a teacher in the Wykoff and Spring Valley School Districts for over 20 years….

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    RosaLea “Rosie” Churchill

    RosaLea “Rosie” Churchill, 88, of Grand Meadow, MN died Friday, August 23, 2019 at Grand Meadow Health Care Center. RosaLea Augusta Ziebell was born February 27, 1931 in Myrtle, MN to Otto and Bernice (Cipra) Ziebell. She was united in marriage to Berton Churchill on May 17, 1953 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle, MN. Rosie farmed with Berton and helped on their dairy farm. They enjoyed dancing together for 55 years and would even dance in the aisle of the barn. Rosie…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Diana Thompson

    Diana Lee (Sande) Thompson passed away on August 17th at Ostrander Care Center, being a patient for the last 12 days. Diana was born in Texas to Harris and Patricia Sande, June 26th 1937.  After a couple of years, they moved back to Wykoff, MN area.  Diana spent her childhood years in Wykoff, and then spent her middle school years in Rock Island, IL.  She moved back to Wykoff and completed her high school years, graduating from Wykoff High School in 1956.  She then went…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Florence “Fluff” Stejskal

    Florence “Fluff” Stejskal, 93, of Grand Meadow, MN died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital- St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, MN.  Florence Eleanor Point was born March 10, 1926 in Pocahontas, IA to William and Bertha (Morrison) Point. She was united in marriage to Joseph Stejskal in Rolfe, IA on April 27, 1942 and moved to Grand Meadow in 1949 where they farmed for many years. Fluff spent her winters in Arizona from 1977 to 1996 and moved there…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Shirley Iverson

    Shirley E. Iverson, 91, of Spring Valley, MN died Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Spring Valley Living.  Shirley Eleanor Freiheit was born January 9, 1928 in Wykoff, MN to Arlow and Esther (Hazelbush) Freiheit. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Iverson Sr. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff on June 25, 1944. Shirley candled eggs for Stier Produce in Grand Meadow, worked for Seneca Foods in Rochester, and worked as a housewife raising her children and helping on the farm. She…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Almeda Eickhoff

    Almeda L. Eickhoff, 103, of Spring Valley, MN died Monday, August 12, 2019 at Spring Valley Living.  Almeda Kohlmeyer was born April 17, 1916 to Charles and Dora (Schmidt) Kohlmeyer in Fountain Township. She was educated in the neighborhood Country Schools and Graduated from Wykoff High School in 1933. She married Emery Eickhoff October 1, 1936, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff. The couple made their home and farmed on the Eickhoff family farm until their retirement in 1977….

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Velda Schulte

    Funeral Mass for Velda I. Schulte will be held 10:30 Friday August 9, 2019 at St Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley with Father  Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 until time of service at the church.  Velda Irene Schulte, age 84, formerly of Spring Valley died Monday August 5, 2019 at Rochester West Nursing Home in Rochester. She was born November 19, 1934 in Owen, WI to Roy and Alice(Stacey)…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Alice Praska

    Alice A. Praska, age 91, of Protivin, IA, died Friday, August 2, 2019, at Accura HealthCare of Cresco. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Jacob Rouse officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Protivin and will continue at the church for one hour prior to the service on…

  • Cresco,  Grand Meadow,  LeRoy,  Protivin,  Riceville,  Spring Valley

    Ardis Souhrada

    Ardis Lucille (Mensink) Souhrada Ardis L. Souhrada, age 99, died Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Spring Valley, MN.  A Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, at Cherry Grove Methodist Church in Cherry Grove, MN.  Burial in Cherry Grove Cemetery will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, August 1 with Funeral Services to follow at 11:00 a.m., at Stewartville United Methodist Church.  Ardis was born on 2/29/1920 to Art & Clara (Drury) Mensink.  She was the…