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Patricia K. Bathke, 67

Wells – From time-to-time, life likes to pull the rug out from underneath a person. But, sometimes life likes to pull out the rug HARD from underneath a person...and generally without warning. You fall flat on your back and feel paralyzed. You hurt in ways you never knew you could. Not only ...

Rick ‘Frederick’ A. Ridgeway, 53

Blue Earth – Rick “Frederick” Allen Ridgeway, age 53, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on Saturday, Dec.19, 2020 at his home in Blue Earth. No services will be held at this time. Frederick was born on May 22, 1967 in Marion, Indiana to James and Jane (Maple) Ridgeway. ...

Joseph Hernandez, 51

Albert Lea – Joseph “Big Joe” Hernandez of Albert Lea, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 at the age of 51. Joe was born Aug. 3, 1969 in Winnebago, and graduated from Blue Earth Area Senior High School in 1988.   Joe was a free spirit who enjoyed many different ...

Jane O. Poole, 84

Winnebago – Jane Olive (Nilson) Poole, age 84, of Winnebago died Dec. 20, 2020. She, and twin brother Gene, were born Feb. 14, 1936 in Fairmont, to Henry and Pearl (Nichols) Nilson. She graduated from Huntley High School in 1954. After completing nurses training at Immanuel St. Joseph in ...

Deanna L. Voth, 80

Windom/Blue Earth – Deanna Louise Voth of Windom, passed away on Dec. 12, 2020 at the age of 80. All who knew her agree that she was the sweetest, kindest, most generous person, beautiful inside and out. Deanna was proceeded in death by her mother, Dena Howard; her father, Cecil Howard; ...

Gordon B. Hannaman, 91

Melrose/Guckeen – Gordon B. “Gordy” Hannaman, age 91. of Melrose, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Melrose with Rev. David Mommens ...

Waneda M. Martin, 86

Wells – Waneda Marlene Martin, age 86, of Wells, passed away Thursday, Dec.10, 2020, at Parkview Care Center in Wells. A private family funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home, Pastor Meg Sander officiated. The funeral service was recorded on Facebook ...

Bessy C. Barnick, 85

Wells – Bessy Caroline Barnick, age 85, of Wells, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at Parkview Care Center in Wells. A Memorial Service for Bessy was Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, Pastor Mary Iverson officiated. The service was recorded from Bruss-Heitner ...

William W. Evans, 81

Wells – William Ward Evans, age 81, of Wells, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at Parkview Care Center in Wells. A Celebration of William’s life will be at a later date. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family with arrangements. Please see brussheitner.com to leave online ...

Arlen S. Legred, 87

Bricelyn – Arlen Spencer Legred of Bricelyn died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at Parkview Home in Wells. A celebration of Arlen’s life will take place this summer. Please see www.brussheitner.com to leave online condolences. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements. Arlen ...