Mary “Muggs” Margaret Hogen, age 87, of New Ulm passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, and continue from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, July 28, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm, with a prayer service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Pastor Jason Mehring. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, followed by a luncheon at the funeral home.
To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guestbook, go to www.mvfh.org.
Mary was born on January 26, 1930, in Butternut Valley to Alfred and Mary (Hughes) Thorstad. She attended Lake Crystal Public Schools and graduated in 1948. After graduation, she moved to New Ulm and worked for Dr. Fred Lippmann, and later Kemske Paper Company. She was united in marriage to George “Buddy” Hogen, Jr., the love of her life, on May 20, 1950, at the former Congregational Church in New Ulm. Shortly after their wedding, she moved to Alabama with Buddy, who was serving in the Army National Guard, for 1 1/2 years. Upon returning to New Ulm, they started Highland Gardens Greenhouse at their home on Highland Avenue. They were the proud parents of three adopted children, Scott, Gary and Cynthia. In 1966, Buddy and Muggs, along with their children, moved their business west of New Ulm on U.S. Highway 14 in Milford Township, where they expanded their floral and nursery business to include a landscaping and lawn business. She enjoyed spending time in sewing groups and card clubs, doing ceramics, and just having fun joking around. In 1984, they retired and moved to the Brainerd Lakes area where she enjoyed working part-time for several resorts and making crafts and wooden furniture with Buddy. They moved back to New Ulm in 2002 to be closer to their grandchildren and family.
Survivors include her sons and daughter, Scott (LaVonne) of New Ulm, Gary of Sleepy Eye, and Cynthia of Brainerd; grandchildren, Jody (Kevin) Braulick of New Ulm, Jessica (Derek) Nachreiner of Sleepy Eye, Joshua (special friend Kenzie Alfred), Jeremy, Jacob and Jeffrey all of New Ulm; great grandchildren, Leah and Claire Braulick and Bristol and Emmitt Nachreiner; sister-in-law, Helen Thorstad; nieces, Sue (Dick) Price and Debra (Marty) Sharp; and nephews, John (Kari) Gustafson, Craig (Connie) Thorstad, Larry (Lanae) Thorstad, and Robert and Ronald Reinhart.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Buddy; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Harold Gustafson; brothers, Mallard “Vince” and Dick; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Marion and Leo Reinhart and nephew Richard Reinhart.
Memorials are preferred to Oak Hills Living Center or the donor’s choice.
Janet Joyce Tauer age 82, of Sleepy Eye died on July 16, 2017, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm at Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel andThursday from 7:30 am until 10 am. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:30 am. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research athttps://www.michaeljfox.org/
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Janet was born October 6, 1934 in Home Township, Brown County on the family farm. She is the daughter of William (Bill) & Anna (Hoppe) Bertrand. She attended St Mary’s Catholic School and graduated in 1953. After graduating she moved to the Twin Cities and worked at a bank until moving back to Sleepy Eye. She married the love of her life Frederick Tauer on May 12, 1956 at St Mary’s Catholic Church. Together they farmed south of Sleepy Eye in Mulligan Township. Janet was a homemaker until her youngest child attended school then she began working at Advertising Unlimited (BIC Graphic) and worked for 24 years retiring in 1998. After retirement Janet volunteered at the Nex-Tu-Nu.
In her younger days Janet enjoyed dancing, flower gardening, reading, ceramics, playing cards, embroidering, and sewing. As she aged and was no longer able to do some of these things, she took joy in watching her grandchildren grow. In her final years, her great grandchildren were the light of her life. Janet’s faith and family were most important to her. She kept her sense of humor right up until the end and was loved by all who cared for her. She was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church and CCW.
Janet Joyce Tauer, 82, of Sleepy Eye, died peacefully July 16, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.
Janet is survived by her children, Bradley (Elizabeth) of White Bear Lake, Douglas (Rhonda) of Beaumont, TX, Kathleen Steffl of Sleepy Eye, James (Darla Charlsen) of New Ulm and Lisa (Merlin) Wahl of Sleepy Eye, 15 grandchildren, Crystal, Josh, Adam, Joey, Jake, Steph, Tyler, Cortnie, Andrew, Jessica, Charlotte, Nathan, Mikayla, Alberic, Faith, 14 great grandchildren, sisters, Bernice Schneider of White Bear Lake, Sandra (David) Runing of White Bear Lake and Sister-In-Law, Marion Bertrand of Sleepy Eye. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Robert Bertrand and brother-in-law, Jerome Schneider.
Grace M. Rambow, age 94, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on July 13, 2017, at Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Service will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:00 am. The clergy will be Nathaneal Mayhew. Interment will be at the Springfield City Cemetery in Springfield, MN. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Grace Marcella Rambow was born on August 7, 1922 in Sundown Township, Brown County, MN to Edward and Elida (Bredvold) Norell. She married Wilbert Rambow on October 6, 1942 in Martinez, CA. Grace was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.
Grace M. Rambow, age 94, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on July 13, 2017, at Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. She will be remembered as a kind and sweet lady.
She is survived by her children, Janice (Lynn) Sandhoefner of Minnetonka, MN, Gary (Beverly) Rambow of Mankato, MN, Cheryl Patz of Bellingham, WA, Tim (Deb) Rambow of Morgan, MN; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Yvonne (Don) Leider of Markesan, WI and sisters-in-law, Shirley Norell of Temperance, MI and Elaine Jorgenson of St. James, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbert in 2001; sister, Avis Heylen, and brothers, Glen, Bill and John Norell.
Joan Freyholtz, 76, of Fairfax died on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at her home.
Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Wellington Township, Renville County, with interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements are with the Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 17, and will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to the service, ALL at church.
Joan Clara (Kyar) Freyholtz was born on Fen. 17, 1941, in Sleepy Eye to Herbert and Myrtle (Jensen) Kyar.
Joan is survived by her husband, Douglas Freyholtz of Fairfax; children, Lori Delmonico of Lakeville, Cindy Freyholtz of Fairfax, and Bradley Freyholtz of Fairfax; seven grandchildren and siblings, Fay Williams of St. James, Gloria Hawkins of Wickenberg, AZ, Shirley Whitmer of Palmer, AK, Roger Kyar of Upton, WY, and Jane Fischer of Sleepy Eye.
Mass of Christian Burial for Marie Stoks, 87, of Marshall, will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Taunton.
Marie Therese Stoks was born on April 1, 1930 to Adam and Bertha (Dittberner) Thielges, one of 15 children. She grew up on a farm near St. Leo, Minnesota; was baptized, confirmed, and attended Catholic School in St. Leo.
Marie passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 as the result of a stroke at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall.
Marie was united in marriage to Henry W. Stoks on August 24, 1948 at St. Leo Catholic Church in St. Leo]. They built a home in Taunton, raised a family and were involved in the community for nearly 50 years.
Marie is survived by six children: Shirley & Roger Przybys, Marshall; Kenneth & Jodene Stoks, Apache Junction AZ; Thomas & Diane Stoks, Sleepy Eye; Michael & Danette Stoks, Marshall; Joann & Mark Evjen, Dawson; and Dennis & Pam Stoks, Norwood Young America. Fourteen grandchildren: Sara & Nabil Belbachir; Kendra & CJ Porter; Travis & Heather Stoks, Dustin & Becky Stoks, and Casie & Jason Miller; Chad & Sabrina Stoks, and Joel Stoks; Dylan & Shannon Evjen, Taylor & Amy Evjen, Clayton & Cassie Evjen, and Asha & Dan Godfrey; Erin & Jake Schrupp, Barrett & Amy Stoks, and Brian Stoks. Thirty-two great-grandchildren. Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Henry “Hank” Stoks; a daughter, Baby Marie Stoks; and a great-granddaughter: Madelyn Stoks.
Arrangements with Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Directors, Marshall, Minn., (507) 532-4522.
Gregory M. Steffl age 67, of Sleepy Eye died on July 4, 2017, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Friends may call on the family on Wednesday, July 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Interment will follow in Home Cemetery, Veterans Section in Sleepy Eye at 3:15 p.m.
Military Honors provided by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.
Gregory Steffl was born on March 6, 1950 to Harold and Beatrice (Barnes) Steffl in Sleepy Eye. He joined the US Army in 1969 and was stationed in Vietnam until 1970.
He is survived by his brother, Tom and sister, Barbara.
Kathleen M. Lang, 92, of Springfield, died on July 2, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.
Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. on Friday, July 7, at the St. John Lutheran Home Chapel of the Good Shepherd in Springfield.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10: 30 a.m. Friday at the St. John Lutheran Home Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Interment will be at the St. Raphael Catholic Cemetery in Springfield.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield.
Kathleen Marie Lang was born on May 9, 1925, to George and Mary (Tauer) Roeser in Springfield.
She is survived by her children Ken Lang of Springfield, Juli Wahlborg of Sleepy Eye, Mary Veenstra of Clements; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, John Roeser of Springfield and David Roeser of Minneapolis.
Margaret F. Bauer, 84, of New Ulm died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be 4 – 7 p.m. Wed-nesday, July 5, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The Christian Mother’s Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Memorial service will follow at 7 p.m., after the visitation, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home SOUTH CHAPEL with Father Paul Schumacher officiating.
To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org
Margaret is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Douglas Schmidt and Paula and Charles Achman, all of New Ulm; grandchildren, Jennifer Achman, Ryan Schmidt and Andrew and Irene Achman; a great-grandson, Isaac Achman; a special family friend, Sandra Brown of Mankato; sisters, Mary Griffin of Minneapolis, Monica (Don) Clark of Zumbrota; and by her brother, Father Paul Schumacher of Winsted.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert “Bobby” Bauer; sons, Brian and Greg Bauer; brothers, Adrian, Gerald, Dennis and Daniel Schumacher; and by her sister, Eileen Braun.
Margaret Francis Schumacher was born January 29, 1933 in Springfield to Mathias and Theresa (Prokosch) Schumacher. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Sleepy Eye. Margaret was united in marriage to Robert Bauer on November 25, 1953 at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth. After marriage they resided in New Ulm. She was employed at 3M in New Ulm for 26 years until her retirement. Margaret enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, watching the Minnesota Twins, and her hobby of collecting cherubs and bells.
She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the donor’s choice.
Lucille Mary Zwaschka was born March 23, 1919 in Comfrey, MN to Frank and Louisa (Schroepfer) Zwaschka. She attended school in Comfrey. On September 27, 1938, Lucille was united in marriage to Roman N. Hoffmann at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Comfrey. They farmed together on Roman’s family farm, south of Sleepy Eye. Lucille enjoyed gardening, baking, old time music, dancing and bowling. She was a member of the Christian Mothers Society and St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Sleepy Eye.
Lucille M. Hoffmann age 98, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on July 1, 2017, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye.
Lucille is survived by her daughters, Marjorie (Joe) Dummer of New Ulm, Lorraine (Jim) Schweiss of Mankato, Dolores (Dave) Kokesch of Gibbon, Marilyn Hulke of Courtland; son, Robert “Bob” R. (Leslie) Hoffmann of Sleepy Eye; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Roman (Betty) Zwaschka of Comfrey, Melvin Zwaschka of Mankato; sister-in-law, Agnes Zwaschka of Sleepy Eye, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roman N. Hoffmann; son-in-law, Larry Hulke; grandchildren, Dean Kokesch and Kimberly Jo Hulke; brother, Harold Zwaschka and sister-in-law, Dolores Zwaschka.
Bernard R. Krzmarzick, age 89, passed away Wednesday June 28 2017 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. A Private Family Memorial Service is planned at Sturm Funeral Home. Interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. Condolences may be left at www.sturmfh.com
Bernard Raymond Krzmarzick was born on August 5, 1927 in Sleepy Eye, MN. The son of John F.W. & Anna (Ubel) Krzmarzick. He grew up in Sleepy Eye and attended St. Mary’s School until the Eighth grade when he was needed to help on the farm. Bernie farmed in Stark Township his entire life, even after retiring he stayed current with reading journals and seeing the crops grow and change in a front row seat. In later years, Bernie enjoyed his ATV for riding about the farm. Bernie’s dogs were always with him whether he was on a tractor with Sparky following or the 4-wheeler with Brownie by his side and Dilly leading the way. He enjoyed socializing, throwing dice and attending County Fairs, Farm Fest, tractor pulls, farmers markets, gardening, and his dogs- Brownie, Dilly and Sparky.
Bernard is survived by his brother, Norbert (Alice) of Sleepy Eye, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Edward (Ethel), Harold (Martha) and James, sisters, Cecelia (Joe) Haas, Luella (Linus) Haala, and Leona (Joe) Kotten.