Obituaries

A Memorial Service for Richard “Dick” Robinson, 95, and LaDonna Robinson, 89, both of Windom, was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday April 24, at the First Presbyterian Church in Windom with Pastor Bonnie Roys officiating.  Burial with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 206 was in...
Marion Burghardt, 78, of Springfield, died on April 5, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester.  A private family service with The Rev. Thomas Mroczka officiating was held at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11. Interment was in the Church of the Japanese...
Mass of Christian Burial for Duane Wilhelmi, 70, of Sleepy Eye, was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye.  Interment will be at a later date. Mr. Wilhelmi died peacefully at his home April 3, 2017, after enduring an uphill battle with kidney failure over...
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Davis, 92, of Sanborn, was held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 6, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn with the Rev. Phil Scholtzko officiating. Interment was in the Sanborn City Cemetery. Mrs. Davis died on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Minneota Manor in...
Former Springfield man, Stephen A. Ritzenthaler, 73, of Cannon Falls and Lake City, died March 12, 2017, from non-Hodgkin’s Mantel Cell Lymphoma.   Stephen Ritzenthaler, son of Ansel E. “Rick” and Geraldine Bockman  Ritzenthaler, was born Jan. 29, 1944, in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, and was reared in...
Lyle Bloedow, 90, of Springfield died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Oak Hills in New Ulm after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 3, at St. Johns Lutheran Church with Pastor Julie Smith officiating.  Interment will be in the Springfield...
*/ The Most Reverend John Jeremiah McRaith, Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro from 1982-2009, died March 19 at the age of 82 in Owensboro, Kentucky.   He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of New Ulm on Feb. 21, 1960. He was ordained as the third Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro in 1982.  A...
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanette Fox, 93, of Sanborn, was held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 3, with The Rev. Phil Schotzko officiating.  Interment was in the Sanborn City Cemetery. Mrs. Fox died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Ridgeview Medical...
Clinton J. Zimmerman, 89, of Sanborn, died on Jan. 9, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield. Clinton had a strong desire to help other people in need and had made the decision to donate his body for medical research.  Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at...
Mass of Christian Burial for Alice C. Ludewig, 85, of Springfield, was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth with the Rev. Andy Michels officiating.  Interment will be in the Church of the Japanese Martyrs Cemetery.  Mrs. Ludewig died on Monday...

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