Obituaries

Darla Rae (Reed) Knutson, 77, died at Pheasants Ridge in St. Peter on December 8, 2019. Darla was born at home in Elysian on May 6, 1942 to Dorothy (Wolters) and Edward Reed. She married James Knutson in 1961 and had three sons, Kelly, Kerry and Kim and raised them on the family farm in Nicollet....
George W. Gaffney age 88, of Springfield, MN died on December 6, 2019, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.  Visitation will be on Friday, December 20, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and will continue on Saturday from 10:00 a.m....
Darla (Reed) Knutson, of Springfield died on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.  She was married to David Bittler and worked as an activity assistant at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Springfield for several years. */
George W. Gaffney age 88, of Springfield, MN died on December 6, 2019, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.  Visitation will be on Friday, December 20, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and will continue on Saturday from 10:00 a.m....
Marlene Rathman, age 85, of Springfield, MN died on December 2, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield, MN.  Visitation was on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey and continued on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the church. ...
Clifford Anton Benson, age 91, of Roseville, MN and Green Valley, AZ died November 21, 2019 at Cerenity Rehab Center, White Bear Lake, MN. A memorial service will be held at the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, on Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cliff was born on the family...
Robert O. Brand age 87, of Springfield, MN died on November 30, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Visitation was on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and will continue on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at...
Monica Rose Platz, age 57, of Springfield, MN died on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at her home in Springfield.  Visitation was on Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield and continued on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the St....
Geraldine Wendler, 90, of New Ulm died Friday, November 22, 2019 at the Garnette Gardens assisted living in Redwood Falls.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Donald Sutton officiating. Burial will follow in the...
Gloria Utz age 67, of rural Comfrey, MN died on November 21, 2019, at her home.  Visitation was held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.  Memorial Service was held at the St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springfield, MN on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. ...

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