Monday, July 26, 2021

Shirley E. Melchert, age 93, of Waconia passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (601 East 2nd St.) in Waconia with Rev. Duncan McLellan as officiant. Visitation hel…

Patricia “Pat” Ann Dye, age 62 of Winsted, formerly of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly after a heart attack on Friday, July 23, 2021. She was born September 26, 1958 to Clinton and Eleanor “Tootsie” (Farniok) Pearson in Watertown, Minnesota. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, si…

JoAnn Cassidy, age 94 of Watertown and formerly of Pipestone, died Thursday, July 22, 2021 at The Gardens at Winsted. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church (513 Madison Street SE) in Watertown with Rev. Jeff Engholm as officiant. Visitation held Wednesda…

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Lois L. Gatz, age 90, of Waconia passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Good Samaritan in Waconia. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11 a.m at Trinity Lutheran Church (601 East 2nd St) in Waconia with Rev. Duncan McLellan officiating. Visitation held one hour prior t…

Monday, July 19, 2021

Dolores “Dee” Mae Enter, age 78, of Watertown, went to heaven on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at her home in Watertown, MN.

Jayne M. Machemehl, age 61, of Hutchinson passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at her residence. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021 at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery (18426 Cable Ave) in Lester Prairie at 11 a.m. with Rev. Adam Hengst as officiant. A gathering of family a…

Friday, July 16, 2021

Elenore M. Mellgren, age 91, of Waconia, formerly of Brainerd, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Auburn Home in Waconia. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home (141 E. 1st St.) in Waconia with Rev. Penny Entringer as officiant. Visi…

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The family of Terry Jopp Wishes to thank everyone for the cards, memorials, flowers, food, prayers and support at the time of his death. We are so appreciative of our church family, St. John Lutheran of Hollywood, New Germany, for the beautiful and comforting service. Special thanks to Pasto…

Monday, July 12, 2021

Loren N. Johnson, age 80, of Cokato (formerly of Winsted and Waconia) passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Loren Neil was born on August 25, 1940, to Lawrence and Emma (Nornberg) Johnson, and grew up on the family farm in Rush City…

Friday, July 09, 2021

A Celebration of Life will be held in honor of Virgil C. Logelin on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at St. Boni Missile Park from 1-3 p.m. Virgil passed away on September 12, 2020 at the age of 83 and a public memorial was unable to be held. We will be gathering to share some of our favorite memorie…

Thursday, July 08, 2021

David Dennis Laabs David Dennis Laabs, age 77, of Gaylord, passed away July 1, 2021. Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home, (507)237-2388. http://www.hantge.com

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Michael “Tinker” R. Schmieg, age 62, of Victoria died at home on July 3, 2021 surrounded by family. Survived by wife Cindy; daughter Corinn; father Jim; brothers Kevin, Jeff (Judy), and Joe. Also survived by sisters-in-law Deb Johnson (Matt Bloom), Audrey (Eric) Nelson, Barb (Bob) Williams; …

Patrick Emmett Lynch, 68, of Watertown, MN, passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2021. He was born December 18, 1952 in Watertown, MN, the second of seven children. Pat loved playing baseball and softball. He won league MVP and a batting title or two, but that wasn’t most important to h…

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Jane LaFond, age 84, of Waconia passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2021. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Community (41 E. 1st St.) in Waconia with Father Stan Mader as Celebrant of the Mass. Gathering of family and …

Lieva H. Schmidt, age 89, of Chaska passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Auburn Manor in Chaska. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 4 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home (141 East 1st St.) in Waconia with Rev Roger Schindel as officiant. A gathering of family and friends …

Margaret K. Amundson age 73, of Watertown passed away Monday June 28, 2021 at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center. Memorial service 3 p.m. Thursday July 8, 2021 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia with Fr. James Devorak as officiant. Gathering of family and friends Thursday at the funeral…

Larry James Scherber, age 80, of Watertown passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN with Pastor Dave Hoadley officiating. A gathering of famil…

Monday, June 28, 2021

Charles W. Schmakel age 86 of Waconia passed away on Saturday June 26, 2021 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral Service Wednesday June 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (41 East First Street) in Waconia with Rev. Bob Alsleben officiating. visitation from 9:30…

Friday, June 25, 2021
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Arlo F. Kellermann age 69 of New Germany passed away on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at The Gardens at Winsted. Funeral Service Saturday June 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church (17725 53rd Street) Hollywood Twp. New Germany.  Visitation Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service …

Hello All, Ma is finally at peace. In her memory, please read her favorite book (The Giving Tree) or her favorite poem (The Dash). And LIVE YOUR DASH!!!!! Marilyn Joan (Petke) Lytle - April 7, 1936 - June 25, 2021 Her wishes were to be cremated, celebration with brats and beer at a later dat…

Terry A. Jopp, age75, of Winsted passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at his residence. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11 a.m at St. John Lutheran Church (17725 53rd Street) in Hollywood Twp/New Germany. Visitation Sunday, 4 p.m. - 8p.m. and one hour prior to the …

Monday, June 21, 2021
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Erna M. Schuette, age 89 of Glencoe, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Glenfields Living With Care in Glencoe.

Sarah M. Buckentin, age 90, of Hamburg, Minnesota, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, June, 22, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation…

James “Jim” G. O’Neil, age 79 of Cologne, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. A private graveside service held at Fairview Cemetery in Mound. James “Jim” Glenn O’Neil was born August 3, 1941 in Minneapolis, the son of Glenn and Viola (Commer) O’Neil. Jim…

Larry R. Stehr, age 71, of St. Bonifacius passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 at his residence. Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Johnson Funeral Home (141 E. First St.) in Waconia with Rev. Michael Michalk as officiant. Gathering of family and friends Friday from 12 p.m.…

Friday, June 18, 2021

Gloria D. Trittabaugh, age 93, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Crow River Cemetery …

Robert O. Foster, age 94, of Waconia passed away on December 1, 2020 in Eagan. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church (101 SE 2nd Ave.) in Norwood Young America with Rev. Josh Bernau as officiant. Visitation held one hour prior to th…

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Gloria Trittabaugh Gloria Trittabaugh, age 93, of Hutchinson, passed away June 15, 2021. Arrangements by Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel, (320)587-2128. www.hantge.com

Monday, June 14, 2021

Mike was born in Watertown, MN February 29, 1940 to Dr. James and Norma Bratholdt. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College, served in the U.S. Army, and after his service joined Honeywell where he was employed until his retirement. Mike enjoyed the Watertown Historical Society where he s…

Ronald A. Hilgers, age 60, of Cologne passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church (210 Church St. E.) in Cologne with Father Jim Devorak a…

Mary Ellen Guettler, age 84, of Waconia passed away on Friday, June 4, 2021 at New Perspectives Senior Living in Waconia. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Community (41 East 1st St.) in Waconia with Father Stan Mader as Celebrant…

Friday, June 11, 2021

Alan Wayne Matthias, age 88, of Cambridge, MN, passed away in Isanti, MN on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Friends and family are invited to a visitation at Johnson Funeral Home (141 East 1st St) in Waconia from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021. A time of sharing will begin at 12:30 p.m.…

Monday, June 07, 2021

Duane Paul Verch, age 86, of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minnesota. Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 7, 2021, 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, with interment foll…

Friday, June 04, 2021

Harriet Rosemary (Bruder) Holtmeier, age 91, of Waconia, MN, passed into the more immediate presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 4th at Johnson Funeral Home, 141 East 1st …

Friday, May 28, 2021

Franklin Delano Rief, 88, passed away May 10, 2021 at his home in Waconia, Minnesota. Frank was born August 29, 1932 in Wilmar, MN. He served in the Navy and the Korean War. After his years in the service, he learned the electrical trade at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN a…

Jean “Jeannie” K. Stramer, age 54, of St. Bonifacius passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at her residence. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (601 E 2nd St) in Waconia with Rev. Greg Snow as officiant. Visitation held at the church …

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Roger E. Raether, age 75, of Waconia passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Freshwater Church (138 W. 1st St.) in Waconia with Pastor John Braland as officiant. Visitation held from 9-11 a.m. at the church…

Jean “Jeanie” A. Buckentine, age 55, of Chaska passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home (141 East 1st St.) in Waconia with Father Stan Mader as officiant. Visitatio…

Lorraine A. Kelzer, age 102, of Waconia passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021 in Hospice Care in Oakdale. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Community (41 E 1st St.) in Waconia with Father Stan Mader as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitati…

Mel passed away at his home in Victoria on March 11, 2021. Mel’s Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, June 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 800 Waconia Pkwy N. A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. A reception will fo…

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Dennis “Denny” Truempi passed in peace Monday, May 10, 2021 at the age of 85, in Waconia, MN after battling Parkinson’s disease. Denny was born on May 6, 1936 to Fred and Sophie Truempi of Hokah, MN. Denny’s life passion and pride was in building a successful family of businesses under the “…

Monday, May 17, 2021

Thomas E. Stumpf, age 66 of Waconia, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at his residence. Celebration of Life will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Victoria Parish Family in Victoria, MN. Visitation held 9:30-11 a.m. at the church. Interment in the church cemetery. Tom is survive…

Harlan E. Poppler, age 74 of Carver, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church (412 West 4th Street) in Carver with Father William Paron as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation Sunday 4-8 p.m.…

Pamela M. Kusske, age 80 of Long Lake, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 at the Haven Homes in Maple Plain. Memorial Service Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (2060 CR 6) in Long Lake. Visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at church. Interment Uni…

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Donald “Donny” Walter Lange, age 72 of Watertown, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 8, 2021. He was born August 15, 1948 to Walter and Lydia (Lemmerman) Lange in Watertown, Minnesota. Donny was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was united in marriage…

Monday, May 10, 2021

Margaret “Peg” A. Boyle, age 83, of Norwood Young America passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial held Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Ascension (323 North Reform St) in Norwood Young America with Father Abraham George as Celebrant of…

Celebration of Life for Claude "Bud" Kalkes May 22, 2021, 1 p.m., East Union Lutheran Church, 15180 County Road 40, Carver. Visitation Parish Hall 12-1 p.m. Mask required. Fellowship following in the hall.

Friday, May 07, 2021
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Michael D. Parris, age 74, of Watertown passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Haven Homes in Maple Plain. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (505 Westminster Ave SW) in Watertown. Visitation held from 11 a.m. until the time of the …

Patricia A. Flusemann, age 91, of Norwood Young America passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Emerald Crest of Victoria. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 10, 2021 at 4 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home (141 East First St) in Waconia with Chaplain Helmar Heckel as officiant. Visitation …

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Erwin Thomas, age 97, of Hamburg, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota. Gertrude “Gert” Thomas, age 94, of Hamburg, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota. A co…

In Memoriam

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your …

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…

Card of Thanks

Thursday, July 15, 2021
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The family of Terry Jopp Wishes to thank everyone for the cards, memorials, flowers, food, p…

Thursday, April 22, 2021
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Thank You... to all for the beautiful birthday cards I received. Your thoughtfulness is grea…

Monday, December 14, 2020