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    Janet Gutzmann

    Janet Gutzmann, age 87 of Northfield, passed away with family by her side, on Thursday morning, March 26, 2020, at the care center of the Northfield Retirement Community. Janet Lee Peterson Gutzmann was born January 21, 1933, in Melrose, Massachusetts, to Carl R. and Ethel (Ballhorn) Peterson. She was baptized on Easter Sunday in Melrose. Her mother passed away when Janet was 4, and her father married Gladys Blasingster, whom Janet happily called “Mom.” Janet’s Christian faith was nurtured from an early age by her parents and it was the foundation of her life. Janet moved with her family to St. Paul where she was confirmed at Holy Trinity Lutheran…

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    Richard Lenz

    Richard Carl Lenz, age 90, died on March 24, 2020 in Northfield, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, June (Blanchard) of Northfield; sons Eric, of St. Paul, and Hugh (Sherry), of Elko; granddaughter Hannah, of Denver; grandson Matthew, of Elko; sister Helen May Miller, and nephew Daniel Beard, both of Elk River. He was preceded in death by his parents Hugo and Josie (Goodin), and sisters Ruth and Florence Beard, all of Elk River. Richard was born on May 21, 1929. He graduated from Elk River High School in 1947, and St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1952, with a degree in social science and history.…

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    Harold “Hal” Gargrave

    Hal Gargrave, age 86 of Northfield, passed away on Saturday evening, March 21, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Survivors include his sons Steven (Kim) of Sterling Heights, Michigan, Darren of Northfield; his grandchildren Jason, Troy, Regina and Kearic; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor; his parents, and his sisters Vivian, Maxine, Mary Louise and Carrol. A memorial service for Hal will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church at a date to be determined. Interment will take place in Oaklawn Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com The post Harold “Hal” Gargrave appeared first on…

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    Dorothy Miller

    Dorothy Miller, 83, of Webster, MN passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at her home in the arms of her husband, Dunnell. Dorothy Randina Gunderson was born on November 24, 1936 to Stanley and Mabel (Knudsen) Gunderson in Hawley, MN. She was raised in Hawley and graduated from Hawley High School. She worked as a nurse trainee in Moorhead for a few years before meeting Dunnell “Don” Miller in 1957. She moved down to Minneapolis and worked at Honeywell and GE before marrying Don on June 14, 1958. They lived in St. Paul for a year before moving to several places: Phoenix, Chicago, and California. They eventually settled in…

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    Alta Barber

    Alta Christine “Toots” Barber, a resident of Roff, Oklahoma, was born April 29, 1937 in Marshall, Minnesota, to Werner and Alta Christine (Rasmussen) Nelson. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday February 20, 2020 at Davis, Oklahoma, at the age of 82. Alta grew up in Marshall, Minnesota, where she graduated High School. On June 30, 1958, she married John Barber, the love of her life, enjoying a wonderful life together for 62 years. She worked side by side with John in their auction business and at the family farm. She spent her free time traveling around the country with her 3 girls showing their horses…

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    Ida (Peterson) Zanmiller

    Ida (Peterson) Zanmiller Colorado Springs—Ida (Peterson) Zanmiller, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on March 12, 2020 in Colorado Springs. Ida grew up in Northfield and graduated from Northfield High School in 1956. In High School, she met…

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    Elizabeth Karen Rasmussen

    Elizabeth Karen Rasmussen, age 69 of Northfield, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday afternoon, March 10, 2020, at the Northfield Hospital. Funeral Services will be 11:00AM, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. Visitation will be 4-7PM, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to the funeral. Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Dennis; her children, Jennifer (John) Budrow of Farmington, Kristin Beach-Switzer of Apple Valley, Gina (Sven) Peterson of Seattle, Frank Beach, Jr. of Northfield, Anton Rasmussen of Bentonville, Arkansas, Lauren Rasmussen of Rochester; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; her sister,…

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    Diana Trebelhorn

    Diana Trebelhorn, age 57, of Northfield, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020, in Northfield. The post Diana Trebelhorn appeared first on Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory.

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    Edwin L. Akey

    Edwin L. Akey, age 80, of Dundas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Visitation will be at Little Prairie United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and one hour prior to the service in the church. Funeral services will be at Little Prairie United Methodist Church on Friday, March 13, 2020, beginning at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Ed DuBose officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park in Faribault. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory. biermanfuneralhome.com. The post Edwin L. Akey appeared first on Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory.

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    Roger Lee Kline

    Roger Lee Kline 1927–2020 YAKIMA Wa.—Roger Lee Kline age 93 years, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2020 at his home in Yakima Washington. Roger was the 9th of 11 children born to Merritt Charles and Dora “Maude” (Marriott) Kline…

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    Dave Marsh

    Dave Marsh, age 70, of Northfield passed away at Three Links Care Center on Friday, March 6, 2020 with his wife by his side. Dave was born May 25, 1949 in Buffalo, New York to Gordon and Ebba (Lindquist) Marsh.  He grew up in the Buffalo area and attended the University of New York at Buffalo where he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Dave worked as Heating/Air Conditioning Engineer for firms in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.  Dave had several advanced degrees: master’s in economics, master’s in behavioral science, and was an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. Dave had many interests: His grandparents immigrated from Sweden, and…

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    Luverne Edstrom

    Luverne Edstrom, age 83 of Northfield, passed away Saturday morning, March 7, 2020, at Three Links Care Center. Luverne Dale Edstrom was born March 10, 1936, in Red Wing, Minnesota, to Kenneth and Dorothy (Westerson) Edstrom. He was raised on the family farm at Lake Byllesby and graduated from Randolph High School in 1954. Following his education he worked on the family farm and served in the US Army Reserve. On February 28, 1959, Luverne married Lavonne Kaarevik at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. After marriage they farmed in the Randolph area until moving to a farm at Kenyon. They farmed until 1980, when Luverne went to work in…

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    Martha Fremouw

    Martha Fremouw, age 91, of Northfield passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020, in Three Links Care Center. Arrangements are pending with Bierman Funeral Home & Crematory, Northfield. www.biermanfuneralhome.com The post Martha Fremouw appeared first on Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory.

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    Joyce Gill

    Joyce Gill, age 86, of Northfield, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Northfield Hospital with her family at her side. Visitation will be at Bierman Funeral Home on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and one hour prior to the service in the church. Funeral Services will be at Northfield United Methodist Church on Monday, March 9, 2020, beginning at 1:00 PM with the Reverend Rachel McIver Morey officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Northfield. Joyce is survived by her husband of 67 years Bob of Northfield; four daughters Jeanine (Chris Williamson) Gill of Maple Grove, Lori (Paul) Guggemos of Northfield, Sandra (Tim)…

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    Arnold “Andy” Andersen

    Arnold “Andy” Andersen, age 85, of Northfield formerly of Rosemount, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Northfield Hospital-Long Term Care. Private family services will be held at Church of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Northfield on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, with Father Bob Hart officiating. He is survived by his three children Jeff of Eden Prairie, Jim of Oakdale and Jennifer of Oakdale. He is also survived by two grandsons Ben and Nick. He was preceded in death by his wife, and a sister Anna Jareczek. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory. biermanfuneralhome.com. The post Arnold “Andy” Andersen appeared first on Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory.

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    Tina Knudsen

    Tina Knudsen, age 88 of Northfield, passed away with her family by her side at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, on Sunday evening, March 1, 2020. Tina was born June 22, 1931, on the family farm in Cannon City Township near Northfield, to Wilfred and Inga (Mattson) Rude. At the age of 6, she moved with her family to her mother’s home farm in Scott County. Tina attended District 86 country school, graduated from Northfield High School in 1949 and worked for NW Bell. On June 28, 1951, Tina married Frank Knudsen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield and they rented a farm from the Shumway family. In…

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    Roger Paulsen

    Roger Paulsen 1930–2020 Waconia—Roger Satrom Paulsen, 89, of Waconia, formerly of Richfield, died Feb. 22, 2020, at home in his sleep, a day after getting the news he beat esophageal cancer. Roger was born Aug. 15, 1930, to Robert and…