Friday, February 26, 2021

Richard J. Hurtig, age 83, of Chaska passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Estates at Excelsior. A private graveside service will be held at East Union Lutheran Cemetery in Carver at a later date. Richard John Hurtig was born October 30, 1937 at St. Andrew’s Hospital in Minneapolis…

Barbara J. Splettstoeszer passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at New Perspective in Waconia. Private Family Funeral Service by invitation only will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with Rev. Adam Gless officiating. Public visitation will be…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Glen Magnus Jorgensen of Waverly, MN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, February 16, 2021, at the age of 93. Glen was born in Oster, Woodland Township, Wright County on October 22, 1927 to Magnus and Alice (Lindgren) Jorgensen. He was baptized and confirmed at Nylunda Lutheran Churc…

Monday, February 22, 2021

Kenneth E. Melchert, age 68 of Watkins, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his residence. Funeral Service 4 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia with Rev. Robert Alsleben officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment with mili…

Larry R. Sharratt, age 82, of Waconia passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 3 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home with Father Stan Mader as officiant. Visitation at the funeral home Saturday from 1-3 p.m. In …

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Margaret Elizabeth “Peggy” Kirby, age 92, of Winsted passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at her residence with her loving family by her side. She was born on August 21, 1928 in Virginia, MN the daughter of Palmer and Anna (Boutto) Amundson. On April 23, 1949, Margaret Amundson and Do…

Monday, February 15, 2021

Roger Wolter, age 83 of Hamburg, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Emanuel Lutheran Church (18175 CR 50) in Hamburg with Rev. Donald Andrix as officiant. Gathering of family and friends held…

Friday, February 12, 2021

Donna Mae Fruetel, age 90, of Norwood Young America passed away January 8, 2021. Memorial Service 3 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. Visitation from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements with Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com

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Dr. Cecil L. Provence, age 93 of Waconia, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the Auburn Home in Waconia. Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Community (41 East First Street) in Waconia with Father Stan Mader as…

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Lynn D. Zumbrunnen of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and formerly of Burnsville, Minnesota passed away peacefully after a period of declining health on January 26, 2021, at the age of 90. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mary Esther and Arnold W. Zumbrunnen. Lynn graduated from South High Sch…

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Cal Schwalbe passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021. He was 89 years old. Cal was born on the family farm, the youngest of Benjamin and Lydia Schwalbe’s six children. His mother had MS and Cal learned to cook by helping her in the kitchen. Cal was on the 1947 Mound High School wrestling…

Monday, February 08, 2021

Mark Miller, 65, of Shakopee passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, February 5, 2021. Born to Donald and Myra Miller of Cologne, he grew up with his five siblings on their family farm. In his younger days, he enjoyed scuba diving, having even retrieved an old car out of a lake. He pai…

Mary Monica Dertinger, age 79, of Norwood Young America passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in Waconia. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to be held 11 a.m. Friday April 23, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Community (41 E. First St.) in Waconia with Father Stan Mader as Celebra…

Rebecca “Becky” L. Brahee, age 59, of Cologne passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 in Cologne. A Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. Rebecca “Becky” Lucille Schmitz was born September 7, 1961 in New Prague, MN, the daughter of LeRoy and Verena (Sand) Schmitz. She graduated fro…

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Steven J. Tenor, age 60, of Waconia passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 in Minneapolis. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 3:00 P.M., at the Johnson Funeral Home (141 East First St) in Waconia, with Rev. Jon Tolly as officiant.   Visitation held from 1:00 P.M.…

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Stephen L. Bomgren, age 76, of Waconia passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in Waconia.  Memorial service will be held at a later date. Stephen Linne Bomgren was born December 13, 1943 in Warroad, MN, the son of Linne and Elizabeth (Olsen) Bomgren.  Stephen graduated from Atwater High S…

Tuesday, February 02, 2021
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Gerald Scott Peterson “Jerry” age 62 of Watertown, MN passed on Friday, January 29, 2021 after a head trauma from a fall at work surrounded by his immediate family at North Memorial Hospital. Jerry was born March 4, 1958 in Watertown, MN to Glen and Adelle Peterson. He grew up on the family …

Monday, February 01, 2021

Phyllis L. Lehrke, age 92, of Waconia passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021 in Waconia. Graveside service will take place on Tuesday February 2, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Pioneer Cemetery (8151 Galpin Blvd.) in Chanhassen with Rev. Mark Tewes officiating. Phyllis L. Umland was born May 29, 1928 …

Carmen Henning age 83 a resident of Minneapolis for many years passed away on January 10, 2021 at Fairview Southdale hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Victoria Catholic Church, in Victoria, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 4 p.m. with Father Bob White as officiant. Visitati…

Friday, January 29, 2021

Brian Howard Felt was born to Marjorie and Howard Felt on August 20, 1949 in St. Peter, MN and passed away peacefully on January 24, 2021 at the age of 71, surrounded by his loving family. Brian grew up in Litchfield and Olivia, MN, enjoying camping, hunting, and fishing with the family. He …

Lovera E. Ohm, age 83, of Norwood Young America passed away on Wednesday, January, 27, 2021 at The Gardens in Winsted. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 3 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America with Rev. Josh Bernau as officiant. Visitation he…

Arlene E. Gilmore, age 97, of Waconia passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Good Samaritan in Waconia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Community in Waconia with Father Stan Mader as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation o…

Ralph William Hilk of Waconia, MN, at age 98, was called to his eternal home on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Ralph was born March 8, 1922 in Waconia, MN, the son of Theodore and Magdalena (Falk) Hilk. He was baptized and later confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia, where he remained…

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Robert “Bob” William McCabe, Jr., age 73 of Watertown, MN, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021 after a 3-year battle with pancreatic cancer on his ranch with family by his side. Bob was born May 16, 1947 in Owatonna, MN to Robert Sr. and Lee McCabe. He spent many years of his childhood g…

Monday, January 25, 2021

Judith “Judy” Eleanor Sisk Scheuble passed away peacefully at home on January 24, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Judy was preceded in death by her mother Nell and father Roger, sister Phyllis Sisk, brothers Edward Sisk and George Sisk. She is survived by her husband Larry D. Sch…

Viola Ruth (Buetow) Plekkenpol, age 84, of Cologne, MN, died on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Viola Ruth Plekkenpol was born May 10, 1936 to her parents Raymond and Ida (Gruenhagen) Buetow in Dahlgren Township. She was baptized May 31, 1936 and Confir…

Monica Dressen passed away at the age of 99 on Sunday, January 17, 2021, after a brief illness. She was born on Columbus Day, 1921. Monica was the youngest of six children born to George T. and Anna Logelin. Anna died when Monica was 3-years-old so Monica had no real memory of her mother. Ge…

Gerald “Jerry” V. Johnson, age 87, of Prior Lake and New London, formerly Waconia passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021. A private funeral service was held at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia with Rev. Terry Morehouse as officiant. Interment with Military Honors at Faith Rutz Lake Cem…

Monday, January 18, 2021

Betty Ann (Bentz) Feltmann, age 81, of Lester Prairie, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021, at her home in Lester Prairie, Minnesota. A private family memorial service was held at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie, Minnesota, with interment at a later date at t…

Orville Adolph Dietel, age 90, of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021, at his home at The Haven in Norwood Young America, Minnesota. Funeral services held Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 11 a.m. at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America, Minn…

Friday, January 15, 2021

Mary K. Van Dyne, age 91, of Waconia passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Excelsior. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Community in Waconia, with Father Stan Mader as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation one…

Dorlene F. Schneewind, age 88, of Waconia passed away peacefully on January 12, 2021 at the Haven of Peace Village in Norwood Young America. Funeral service Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (601 East Second Street) in Waconia, with Rev. Robert Alsleben as offi…

Donna Mae Fruetel, age 90, of Norwood Young America passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia with Rev. Josh Bernau as officiant. Visitation will be hel…

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

LaDora Docherty, 91, of Watertown, MN passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of January 8, 2021. LaDora is survived by her daughters, Cheryl May and Dana (Wallace) Greebon; daughter-in-law Nancy Weatherford; grandchildren Tami (Kim) Kuntz, Roni (Jimmy) Campos, Travis DeWeese, Laur…

Friday, January 08, 2021

Michael J. Merchant Jr., age 45, of St. Bonifacius passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020. A private family Memorial service was held on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 1 p.m., at Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with Rev. Howie Krienke as officiant. Interment at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 5…

Douglas M. Ittel, age 73, of New Germany passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in St. Cloud. Funeral Service held 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at church. Interment at St. Mark Luther…

Glenn Reus, age 92, of Pine River passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska with Fr. Tony VanderLoop as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation held at the church one hour prior to …

Monday, January 04, 2021

Gary L. Cardinal, age 70 of Waconia, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at his residence. A public gathering of family and friends to be held Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home (141 E. First St.) in Waconia. A private memorial service will be held. Gary …

Lynda Williams, 59 of Watertown, MN, passed away peacefully at her home on December 29, 2020 with her husband at her side. Lynda loved traveling, biking, kayaking and took special pride in her flower gardens. Lynda was preceded in death by her father Clarence Beener. She is survived by husba…

Gary Schlechter, age 66 of New Germany, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Community (41 E. First St.) in Waconia with Fr. Stan Mader as Celebrant of…

Kenneth “Shifty” Schmakel, age 83 of Waconia, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at his residence. Memorial service 7 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2021 at Johnson Funeral Home (141 E. First St.) in Waconia with Rev. Robert Alsleben as officiant. Gathering of family and friends 5-7 p.m. Friday at…

Helen Oelfke Helen Oelfke, age 86, of Glencoe, passed away Jan. 3, 2021. Arrangements by Johnson-McBride Funeral chapel, (320)864-3737.

Lillian Ann Schwalbe, age 85 of Waconia. Preceded in death by husband, Henry and brother Ron Kaley. Survived by children, Jeanne Schwalbe, Karen (Tom) Maiser, Sandra Hastings and Debbie (Gerry) McMillan; grandchildren, Lincoln (Jamie) Maiser, Dr. Sam (Jennifer) Maiser, Natalie (Drew Harbeck)…

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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Elmyra “El” Bloudek, 95, of Waconia, MN, died peacefully in her sleep on December 18, 2020, at Epiphany Care Home in Minnetonka, MN. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was born Elmyra Pauline Richter to Frank and Frances (Shoo) Richter on A…

Doreen Emma McCarthy, age 87, formerly of Waconia, passed away on Sunday, December 20,2020 in Buffalo, MN. A private family service is pending. Doreen was born on May 10,1933 in Chatfield, MN, the daughter of Lucian and Dora (Baier) Sanford. She was raised in Chatfield and graduated in the c…

Lorrayn “Cookie” Helen (Johnson) Kubicek passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2020. She was born August 4, 1920, the second of three daughters to Gilbert and Clara Johnson in Blooming Prairie, MN. Cookie met the love of her life, Raymond Kubicek, in 8th grade. She described the rel…

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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Steven Edward Harms, age 71 of NYA, Mn. passed away at the Mpls.Minnesota Veterans Home on Dec. 26,2020. A private Funeral service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Mpls. at a later date.Steven was the son of George & Ruth Harms. He was baptized, confirmed, & a member …

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Michael E. Shaw, 73, of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly on December 18, 2020. Although the family believes God knew the number of days Michael would be alive, it certainly felt like he was taken far too soon. Born in Sebring, FL, in 1946, Michael began a life of providing for and protect…

Richard Duane Gustafson, age 87, of Waconia, MN died peacefully, surrounded by his loving wife and family, on Saturday, December 26 after a battle with stomach cancer. “Dick” was born on August 4, 1933 in Des Moines, IA to John and Vera Gustafson and was the youngest of 12 siblings. He gradu…

Monday, December 28, 2020

Jerome “Jerry” B. Hirsch, age 77 of Watertown, MN, passed away after a nine-year battle with Alzheimer’s at his home on December 26, 2020, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 52 loving years, Diane (Bily) Hirsch; daughters Rachelle (Mike) Barfknecht of Watertown, Jennifer…

In Memoriam

Thursday, October 01, 2020
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Safely Home I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, So happy and so bright! There is perfect joy…

Thursday, September 03, 2020
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Lloydie Vinkemeier Jr. died September 5, 2010 Your memory is a keepsake with which we will e…

Friday, July 17, 2020
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August 26, 1986 - July 23, 2006 In Loving Memory of David Raymond Schmitt (Schmitty) It's be…

Card of Thanks

Monday, December 14, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
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Thank you to all who cards and flowers at the passing of my wife and our Mother, Shelia Hart…

Wednesday, July 01, 2020
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We wish to thank Father Peter, Mary Lou and Kathy Mahoney for the beautiful service at St. B…