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Harley D. Paschke, 88

Blue Earth – Harley Duane Paschke, age 88, of Blue Earth, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at St. Luke’s Care Center. Harley was born on Oct. 3, 1932 to Clarence and Gertrude (Prescott) Paschke and graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1950. He attended Westmar College in Iowa ...

Marion A. Simser, 99

La Crescent/Blue Earth – Marion A. Simser, age 99, of La Crescent, died March 29, 2021, at SpringBrook Village. Funeral services were held Friday, April 9, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Blue Earth, on Saturday, April 10. Marion was ...

Helen M. Whitney, 93

Mapleton/Delavan – Helen Whitney, age 93, of Mapleton passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the Mapleton Community Home in Mapleton. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5 at Hope United Methodist Church, Rev. Lee Miller officiated. Burial was at Rice Lake Cemetery. Online condolences ...

Arnold R. “Butch” Schroeder, 71

Easton – Arnold Roger Schroeder, also known as “Butch” and “Arnie”, age 71, of Wells, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his home in Easton. Memorial service was Monday, April 5, 2021 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors, was accorded by the Wells ...

Terry Wayne Frazee, 81

Spicer – Terry Wayne Frazee, 81, of Spicer, passed away March 27, 2021 in Dundee, Florida. He was born in April 1939 to Russell and Jeanette (Knudson) Frazee. After attending and graduating from Bird Island High School in 1957, Terry obtained degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College, South ...

Gwendolyn R. Johannes, 100

Blue Earth – Gwendolyn “Gwen” R. Johannes, age 100, of Blue Earth, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, Father Parrott officiated. ...

Terry Barnes, 70

Blue Earth – Terry entered his heavenly home on March 24, 2021 at United Hospital in Blue Earth. A family service was held at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Fairmont, on Friday, April 2, at 1 p.m. The service was recorded on the Patton Funeral Home website. A remembrance and ...

Tracy L. Lee, 61

North Potomac/Blue Earth – Tracy Laurine (Ekstrand) Lee of North Potomac, Maryland (formerly of Welcome, Blue Earth, and Mankato) passed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 20, 2021 in Bethesda, Maryland, after a brief but valiant struggle with COVID pneumonia. A memorial celebration of ...

Eugene W. Albrecht, 70

Albert Lea/Winnebago – It is with great sadness to announce that Eugene Walter Albrecht passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at home, surrounded by family. Eugene was born April 2, 1950 in Albert Lea, the son of Walter and Emma (Syring) Albrecht. He graduated from Minnesota Lake Public ...

Donald D. Ensrud, 88

Bowling Green/Wells – Donald D. Ensrud, age 88, of Bowling Green, Kentucky passed away on March 25, 2021. He was born on Sept. 24, 1932 in Wells, to the late Clarence and Edna (Babcock) Ensrud. Mr. Ensrud was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from CSX Railroad. He is survived by his wife, ...