Obituaries

Cornelia “Corky” Van Grouw, 92, of Luverne, Minnesota, formerly of Inwood, Iowa, died Friday, August 23, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.  Visitation, with the family present, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, at the Inwood Christian Reformed Church,...
Darren Davis, 48, of Sanborn, died  on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield.  Funeral service was held Saturday morning, August 24, at Sturm Funeral Home chapel, Springfield. Darren James Davis was born to Edward and Wanda (Henrichs) Davis on September 19, 1970, in...
 LeRoy “Swede” Duane Walters, 88, of Comfrey, died on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Granite Falls Care Center. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 24, in the New Hope Lutheran Church, Comfrey. Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Springfield. LeRoy Duane, son of Tena...
Kenneth Edward Weicherding, 78, of New Ulm, died August 14, 2019, at his home with his wife, Joan, at his side.  Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August, 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm.  Monsignor Douglas Grams will celebrate the Mass and a...
Joseph Jacoby, 82, died on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Bethany on the Lake in Alexandria.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 7 p.m. Friday, August 16,  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria.  A Private Family Graveside Service with full military honors was held at the St. Mary’s Catholic...
Paul Thomas Carruthers, 56, of Humboldt , South Dakota, died on August 10, 2019, in the Hospice Unit at the Sioux Falls VA hospital.  Paul was born to Robert and Joan Carruthers on November 18, 1962, in Morris, Minnesota. He graduated from Springfield Public School in 1981 and graduated from South...
Herb Schaper, 87, of New Ulm, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church in New Ulm.  Herb had a love of the New Ulm community that inspired a lifelong passion to serve. This driving...
Robert Dean Schwint, 88, Springfield, died on August 1, 2019, at Franklin Rehab and Health in Franklin. Visitation was held Monday, August 12, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church followed by  graveside services in Home Cemetery. He was born Feb. 28, 1931, in Sleepy Eye, was a 1950 graduate of...
Elaine Hesse Hoffman, 91, of Springfield, died on August 5, 2019, at her home in Springfield. Visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 11, at St. Johns Lutheran Church was followed by the funeral service conducted by Pastor Julie Smith, Father Phil Schotzko and Chaplain Noel Wetter....
Ione Schwanke, 90, of Lamberton, died on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at Valley View Manor Care Center in Lamberton. A graveside service was held at the New Ulm City Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 6.  Born on April 24, 1929, Ione married Delphin Schwanke and they lived in St. James and Springfield....

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