Obituaries

Leona G. Sellner, 99, of Sleepy Eye, died on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.  Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. and will continue on Friday from 7:30 until 10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a parish prayer...
Dr. Francis J. Boyle, 91, of Springfield, died on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at St. Raphael Catholic Church with Father Stephen Boyle, and Father Phil Schotzko officiating.  Interment was in St...
*/ Ralph Jon Fritz, a well-known WCCO TV Channel 4 sportscaster for 40 years, well into retirement, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Florida. Fritz was a Sleepy Eye native and St. Mary’s High School graduate.  He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2015.   Fritz, known for his great sense of humor and...
Dean Charles Rositzke, 60, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Missoula, Montana. Dean was born Feb. 27, 1957, in Springfield. He is survived by his mother, Audrey Rositzke of Springfield; brothers, Doug of St. Paul and David (Cyndie) of Mankato; sisters, LeAnn (Peter) Vollmer of Houston,...
Linus R. Wenthold, 83, of Sleepy Eye, died on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at his home. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 29) at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye, and will continue on Thursday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Japanese Martrs, Leavenworth. ...
Vernon F. Wendt, 84, of Flandreau, S.D., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at the Arlington Care and Rehabilitation Center.   Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at First Lutheran Church in Brookings.  Vernon Fred Wendt was born on March 20, 1933, the son of Arthur and...
Winnifred T. Mathiowetz, 89, of Sleepy Eye, formerly of Comfrey, died on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Visitation was on Thursday, Nov. 23, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye, and continued on Friday, Nov. 24,  from 9 to 11 a.m....
*/ Jerald 'Jerry' Lee Kissner was born March 17, 1955, in Windom, MN to Robert and Wilma (Purrington) Kissner. He was the youngest of five children and grew up on the family farm. After graduating from Lamberton High School, he explored the West Coast on his motorcycle before returning to work on...
Donna Mae (Mrs. Alphonse) Mathiowetz, 84, of Comfrey, died on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Comfrey with Msgr. Eugene Lozinski officiating.   Interment was in the St....
Elna Elvira Dammann, 82, of Sanborn, died on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel, and will continue on Saturday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., in the...

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