Obituaries

Matthew Raymond Krueger
  Matthew Krueger age 2, of Springfield died on October 17, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.  Visitation was on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel and continued Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at St. Raphael...
Merlyn Finstad
  Merlyn Finstad, 88, of St. James and formerly of Springfield, passed away October 9, 2023.  He was born May 27, 1935 in New Richmond, Wisconsin to Arthur and Sigrid (Iverson) Finstad.  He married Gwenice Toll in May, 1957.  The couple farmed near Godahl before moving to Springfield and later, to...
Linus “Lenny” Stern
  Linus “Lenny” Stern, age 74, of New Ulm passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.  Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2023 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – South Chapel in New Ulm. Burial will follow in the New Ulm...
Joseph Jenniges
  Joseph Jenniges, age 64, peacefully passed away on October 10, 2023, in Springfield, MN.  Visitation will be on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel. Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield Chapel, on Friday,...
Olivia Binder
  Olivia Binder, 90, of Gibbon, passed away October 4, 2023 at the New Ulm Medical Center.  She was born August 1, 1933 in New Ulm to Frank and Clara (Bruckbauer) Fischer.  She married Howard Binder August 19, 1958.  The couple resided on the Binder family farm near St. George where they raised...
Joyce Edna Wiese
   Joyce Edna Wiese, 83, passed away October 3, 2023 at St. John’s Home in Springfield.  Funeral service was held Friday, October 6 at New Hope Lutheran Church, Comfrey.  Interment was at New Hope Lutheran Cemetery. Joyce was born May 10, 1940 in Mountain Lake.  She attended Comfrey High School and...
Lucille (Radtke) Bloemke
        Lucille (Radtke) Bloemke, 91, a longtime resident of Belmond and owner of Bloemke Pharmacy died peacefully Sunday, September 24, 2023, at the Kanawha Community Home.  Public funeral services were held Monday, October 2, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Belmond.  The Reverend Katie Pals...
  Sister M. Severina Caron, 98, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rochester, Minnesota, died at Assisi Heights on Friday, September 15, 2023.  She was born December 31, 1924 in Marshall, entered the Sisters of St. Francis in 1943 and made perpetual vows in 1948. Sister...
Sandra Lang
  Sandra Lang age 49, of Springfield died on September 15, 2023, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN.   Visitation will be on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springfield, MN.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Raphael...
Jaydan Kathryn Pautzke
  Jaydan Kathryn Pautzke, of Mora, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2023.  She was 20 years old.  Jaydan was born on December 18, 2002, in Mora, Minnesota to parents Jayson and Michelle (Klepsa) Pautzke.  She grew up in Mora, attending Mora schools where she still holds the current Shot-put...

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