Obituaries

James Kohnen, 80,  of Bertha and formerly of Springfield, died March 20, 2019, while in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.  Funeral service was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bertha.  Burial was in Geneva Cemetery, Alexandria. James Allen Kohnen was born in...
Ethel Miller, 78, of Springfield, died March 7, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home. Interment was in the Hector City Cemetery. Ethel Mae Bloom was born Nov. 18, 1940, to Emery...
A Celebration of the Life of Omer Kallevig will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday April 6, in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. John Lutheran Home with Chaplain Noel Wetter officiating. Visitation for one hour will precede the service. Mr. Kallevig died on Feb. 1, 2019, in St. John Lutheran Home...
Bernice Louise Balbach, 96, of Springfield, died on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at St. John Lutheran Home. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 30, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springfield where the funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m.   Pastor Tricia Mattson and...
Ernest ‘Ernie’ Joseph Goodrow, Jr. was born April 26, 1943, in Orlando, Florida, to Ernest, Sr. and Sarah (Hewett) Goodrow. Ernie loved country music He was the lead singer in the band Ernie G & the Classics for many years and also ran the Lone Wolf karaoke show. Ernie died peacefully in the...
Myron “Mike” Weelborg, 85, of Redwood Falls, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Carris Health — Redwood Hospital in Redwood Falls. Funeral service will be  held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls. Interment was in the Redwood Falls Cemetery.  Weelborg...
A Celebration of the Life of Kelly Lou Johnson, 43, of Janesville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 27) in the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield. Rev. Phil Schotzko, pastor of St. Raphael Catholic Church, will officiate at the service.   Visitation will precede the funeral service...
Kenneth Richert, 81, died on March 14, 2019, at his home in rural Springfield. Visitation was held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Springfield Area Community Center followed by the funeral service at 4 o’clock. Pastor Clint Evans officiated at the service. Interment will be in the...
Irene M. Wenisch, 99, of Springfield, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Friday, March  22 in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, St. John Lutheran Home followed by the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. with Chaplain Noel...
Robert  (Bob) Rader, 87, Alexandria, died Thursday,  March 7, 2019. A  retired educator, he was an instructor/cadre sergeant while serving in the U.S. Army, then taught and coached at schools in Battle Lake and Alexandra.   In the late 1960s, he started the first law-related education course in...

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