Our Obituaries

Myles Francis Tupy

August 25, 1939 - February 15, 2017

Myles F. Tupy, age 77, of Faribault, passed away February 15, 2017, at Pleasant View Estates, Faribault. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30 AM Monday, February 20, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Medford. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral mass at church starting at 9:30 AM. Myles was born August 25, 1939 in Webster Township in rural Rice Co. to parents Frank and...
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Mary Boosalis

February 12, 2017

Mary Boosalis, resident of Owatonna, died February 12, 2017 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. The Funeral Service Of The Eastern Orthodox Church is set for Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10:00 am at Holy Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church of Rochester MN. The Makaria "Meal of Blessing" will follow the service in the Church Social Hall. The Graveside Service will take place at Forest Hills Cemetery...
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Pete A Kalan

February 9, 2017

Pete Kalan, 57 Peter A. Kalan, loving husband, brother, and father, passed away peacefully at Homestead Hospice on February 9th, 2017 after courageously battling brain cancer for over two years. Funeral service is set for Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 11:00am at Bethel Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Monday, February 13th, 2017 from 4-7pm at Brick-Meger in Owatonna or 10:00am...
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Thomas G Effertz

February 9, 2017

Thomas George Effertz, 77, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 9, 2017 at his home in Owatonna, MN after a courageous battle with cancer Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to...
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Olivia Joy Brittain

February 8, 2017

Olivia Joy Brittain Olivia Joy Brittain infant daughter of Will and Ruth Brittain went to heaven on February 8, 2017. She will be missed by her brother James, Grandparents Scott and Kathy Brittain along with Jim and Gretchen Satterlund. A private family services was held at Good Shepherd Church. Interment took place at Forest Hills Cemetery in Owatonna. Brick – Meger Is assisting the family...
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Phyllis Wencl

February 8, 2017

Phyllis K. Wencl, 66 Phyllis K. Wencl of Owatonna died Feb. 8, 2017 at her home of natural causes. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 until the time of service at the church on Monday. Phyllis was born March 4, 1950 in Owatonna the daughter of Anton and Bernice (Wilson)...
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Anna Houglum

June 30, 1925 - February 7, 2017

Anna M. Houglum lifelong resident of Medford died February 7, 2017 at Pleasant Manor Care Center in Faribault. Funeral service is set for Friday, February 10, 2017 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church of Medford. Interment takes place at Owatonna Memorial Gardens. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 3 - 6 pm at the Medford Funeral Home (310 E. Central Ave.) and one hour...
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Clara Risberg

April 13, 1923 - February 4, 2017

Clara Risberg, age 93, of Owatonna, died at Homestead Hospice House Feb. 4, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 11:00 AM Saturday, February 18th 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family 1 hour prior to the funeral mass at church, with a parish rosary being recited. Clara Margaret was born April 13, 1923, in Alton, IA to parents Charles and Virginia ...
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Mary Kramer

December 21, 1948 - February 2, 2017

Mary Kramer of Medford passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 in St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at 10:30 am at Christ the King Catholic Church in Medford. Friends may greet the family on Sun. Feb 5, 2017 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Medford Funeral Home. A Catholic Daughters Rosary will take place at...
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Kathryn "Kay" Vogt

November 20, 1941 - January 24, 2017

Kathryn (Kay) Vogt, 75, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Kathryn Ann Martin was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Faribault, Minnesota, to Leslie and Nathlyn (Anderson) Martin. She moved with her family to Owatonna at age 4, graduated from Owatonna High School in 1960, and attended beauty school. She married her high school sweetheart, Donald W. Vogt, on Nov. 19...
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Doris E Seykora

January 22, 2017

Doris E. Seykora of Owatonna died January 22, 2017 at Prairie Manor. Funeral Service is set for Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Associated Church (800 – Havana Rd, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family one hour before the time of service on Sun. Doris was born August 9, 1923 in Chattanooga, Tenn the daughter of Lon and Ruth (Surrett) Pettyjohn. The family moved to Marietta, GA and...
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Dr. Robert William de Werd, M.D.

January 21, 2017

OWATONNA—Dr. Robert William de Werd, M.D., loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed peacefully at Koda Living Community on January 21, 2017, at the age of 86, surrounded by family. Bob was born on March 9, 1930, in Olivia, MN to Maurice and Clara (Watry) de Werd. He graduated as Salutatorian from Olivia High School in 1948, from the University of St. Thomas...
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Shawn J. Robb

January 16, 2017

Shawn James Robb, 17, passed away January 16th, 2017. He was born in Rochester on August 27th, 1999 to mother Jaime Hubert and father Josh Robb. Shawn attended Wilson Elementary, Owatonna Jr. High School, Owatonna High School, and the Owatonna ALC. His hobbies included going to the skate park, playing video games, hanging out with friends, and spending time with family. He liked to be outdoors...
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John Christopher McMahon

January 14, 2017

John Christopher McMahon, age 62, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at his home. He was born July 14, 1954 in Owatonna, Minnesota the son of Irwin and Alice (McDonnell) McMahon. John graduated from Owatonna High School in 1972. He worked for Flom Plumbing & Heating and other jobs before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He was given an honorable discharge in 1975. He...
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Eleanor "Ellie" Simon

January 8, 2017

Eleanor "Ellie" Simon, 93 1923 – 2017 Ellie Simon lifelong resident of Owatonna died Jan. 8, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at 10:00 am St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Friday Jan, 13, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour...
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Harlan Matz

January 27, 1933 - January 5, 2017

Harlan Matz, age 83, of Medford, died January 5, 2017 at the St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault. Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Medford Funeral Home. With a wake service at 7:00PM. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 11, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Medford. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral...
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Alfred 'Ben' McAdams

September 16, 1929 - January 4, 2017

Alfred "Ben" McAdams, age 87, died January 4, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Friends may greet the family from 2-5 PM Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Medford Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 AM Monday, January 9, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Medford. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral mass at the funeral home...
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Margaret "Muggs" Wanous

May 22, 1943 - December 28, 2016

Margaret "Muggs" Wanous, age 73, of Owatonna, died December 28, 2016, at the Benedictine Health Center at Innsbruck, in New Brighton, MN. Mass of Christian burial is set for 11:00 AM Monday, Jan. 2, at St Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna, with a one hour visitation prior to the funeral at the church starting at 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lytomysl. Born May 22, 1943, to parents...
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Mary Ann Hondl

November 16, 1941 - December 23, 2016

Mary Ann Hondl, age 75, of Owatonna, Died December 23, 2016 at Country Oaks Home Care, in Dodge Center, MN. Friends may greet the family from 4-6:00 PM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, in Owatonna. Born on Nov. 16, 1941, in New York, NY to parents Carl and Bertha (Fischer) Celmer. She attended and graduated school in New York City. After high school she stayed in...
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Roger V. Anderson

May 2, 1937 - December 19, 2016

Roger V. Anderson, 79, died December 19, 2016 at Traditions II in Owatonna, MN. He was born May 2, 1937, in Hartington, NE to Clarence and Althea Anderson. The family moved to the farm in Wausa, NE where he attended school and graduated from Wausa High School in 1955. Roger attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in the R.O.T.C. program and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts...
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Jewel M. Von Ruden

December 10, 2016

Jewel M. Von Ruden, 89, passed away peacefully Saturday December 10, 2016 in Owatonna, MN. Jewel was born in Jay Township, Martin County, Minnesota June 18, 1927, the oldest daughter of Paul and Martha (Becker) Peters. She attended school in Sherburn, MN, graduating from Sherburn High School in 1945. Following high school, Jewel moved to Claremont, MN where she worked at the local bank for...
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Betsy L. Underwood

December 9, 2016

Betsy L. Underwood, 68 Betsy L. Underwood of Sun City , Az formerly of Owatonna died suddenly Dec. 9, 2016 in Arizona. A memorial service is set for December 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at Brick – Meger Funeral Home in Owatonna with visitation one hour prior to the to the service. Betsy L. Underwood was born Betty Lou Gaveske February 19, 1948, in Owatonna MN, the daughter of James R. & Marion...
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Roger H. Borwege

December 2, 2016

Roger H. Borwege, 83 lifelong resident of Medford died Dec. 2, 2016 at Keystone Senior Living of Faribault. Funeral service is set for Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at 10:30 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Medford. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Medford Funeral Home (310 – Central Ave.) and one hour before the time of service at the church on Monday...
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Clarence A. Brage

November 27, 2016

Clarence A. Brage, 81 of Owatonna died Nov. 27, 2016 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wed. Nov. 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from noon until 1:45 pm at the church on Wed. Clarence was born in Watertown South Dakota to Albert and Florence Brage on March 25th, 1935. He and his family moved to Northfield MN in 1938...
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Gerald Jerry Herzog

October 20, 1935 - November 16, 2016

Jerry Herzog, age 81, lifelong resident of Owatonna, MN. Born October 20th, 1935 Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday November 16th, 2016 at District One Hospital, in Faribault, MN Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Elsie (Oberle) Herzog and Max Herzog, Brother James Herzog, and Sister-in-law Bernadine Herzog. Jerry is survived by his nieces and nephews: Jim Herzog II, John...
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Ludwig Wencl

November 9, 2016

Ludwig (Lud) Wencl, 91, lifelong resident of Steele County died Nov. 9, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Sunday, from 4 – 7 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road,...
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Gordon Dale Hofius

August 7, 1937 - October 31, 2016

Gordon Hofius, age 79, of Owatonna, died October 31, 2016 at the Homestead Hospice House. Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Brick- Meger Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary recited at 7:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30 AM Friday, November 4,...
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Eleanor Simon

October 21, 2016

Eleanor Simon, age 91, died on October 21, 2016 in Owatonna. She was born Mary Eleanor Wencl on May 22, 1925 in Owatonna to John and Mary (Cieszinski) Wencl, was raised in rural Medford and graduated from Medford High School in 1942. She was united in marriage to Klement Simon on April 12, 1947. Eleanor was devoted to her family and to her church. She was a homemaker, a charter member of the...
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Roselyn Rysavy

October 21, 2016

R o s e l y n Rysavy, 97 lifelong resident of Owatonna, died Oct. 21, 2016 at the Owatonna Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home and one hour before the funeral liturgy on Wednesday. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity...
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Mackale Simanski-Sturges

July 15, 1996 - October 14, 2016

Mackale Simanski-Sturges, age 20, died October 14, 2016 in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Brick- Meger Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Funeral service is set for 11:00 AM Friday October, 21, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home. Mackale was born July 15, 1996, in Red Wing, MN. He was the son of...
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Fielding Karl Holmes

March 11, 1930 - October 13, 2016

Fielding "Phil" K. Holmes, age 86, formerly of Owatonna, died October 13, 2016 at the Red Rock Senior Living in Woodbury, MN Funeral Mass is set for 2:00PM Wednesday, October 19th 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Military honors will be provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Interment Sacred Heart...
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Fritz Eiseman

October 11, 2016

Elfrieda "Fritz" Eiseman, age 75, of Owatonna, died October 11, 2016, at Birchwood Cottages in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 9-11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis Fritz was born in Eureka, SD to parents Henry and Rose (Kessler) Lindeman on April 15, 1941. She attended Eureka...
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Patricia Ann Willis Kettwig

August 8, 1933 - October 4, 2016

Patricia Ann (Willis) Kettwig, 83 Patricia A. Kettwig, 83 of Owatonna died Oct. 4, 2016 at her home. Friends may greet the family on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 5:00 pm until the time of services at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) A memorial service will follow at 6:30 pm. Born Patricia Ann Willis on August 8, 1933 in Osawatomie, KS to Anna (Boolin) and...
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Peter J. Schneider

September 30, 2016

Peter J. Schneider, 89 Peter J. Schneider, longtime Owatonna resident, died September 30, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Michael Cronin presiding. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery with military honors provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Friends may greet the family on Friday, October...
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Concepcion "C.J." Caballero, Jr.

September 26, 2016

Concepcion "CJ" Caballero Jr was granted his angel wings on September 26, 2016, following a lifelong illness. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that CJ had touched in many way, yet very memorable life. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Monday, October, 3 2016 at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd., Owatonna). There will be a one hour visitation prior to...
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Clara Bulver

February 26, 1925 - September 20, 2016

Clara Bulver, age 91, formerly of Owatonna, died September 20, 2016, at the Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Livingston, TX. Born Feb, 26, 1925 to parents Clyde E. and Anna (Kovar) Johnson in Owatonna. She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Bulver, IL, sister, Alice Paukert, Texas; niece, Christine Paukert, Texas. Friends may greet the family from 5-7 PM Sunday October 2, 2016 at the Brick –...
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Faye M. Conrad

September 16, 2016

Faye Mary Conrad passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House. She is survived by husband Mike, son Jason of Denver. Sister MaryJo (Gary) Prigge of Rochester, Brother John Laivell of Rochester, Aunt Joan Laivell of Chatfield and Brother-in-Law Brett Dornack of Lowell, IN. Sister –in-law Pat (Steve) Robertson of Raleugh, NC, Laura (Ron) Pape of Lincoln, NE Two...
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Robert "Bob" Wiese

February 7, 1927 - September 12, 2016

Robert "Bob" Wiese, age 89, passed away peacefully September 12, 2016, at Birchwood Cottages in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Brick- Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Memorial service is set for 11:00 AM Saturday, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Owatonna. Interment will take place at Owatonna Memorial...
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Clarice Ann Butler

September 11, 1935 - September 9, 2016

Clarice Ann Butler, age 80, of Claremont, died September 9, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Friends may greet the family 4- 8:00 PM Tuesday September 13, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. There will be a rosary recited at 7:30pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial will take place on Wednesday, September 14th at...
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Leo C. Antl

September 8, 2016

Leo C. Antl, age 95, died peacefully, September 8, 2016 at the Owatonna Hospital. Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM Monday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna. He was born Dec. 16, 1920, to Joseph and Mary (Hruska) Antl, on the Pratt...
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Mary Ellen M Miller

September 6, 2016

Mary Ellen M. Miller of Owatonna died September 6, 2016 at Park Place senior living in Owatonna. A memorial service is set for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10 am at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Rd, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family one hour before the time of service. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery at Litomysl. Mary Ellen Marie was born the daughter of...
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Mary M. Floersch

July 30, 1926 - August 29, 2016

Mary M. Floersch a long time resident of Owatonna died on August 29, 2016, at The Glenn in Hopkins, MN. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the time of services. A parish rosary will be recited at...
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Bret A. Running

August 23, 2016

Bret Running passed away on the August 23rd 2016 of natural causes, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 28th 1960 to Wayne and Shirley (Otto) Running in South St. Paul. Bret was a kind, loving person, who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, spending time at the lake and trapshooting. Bret was an avid Viking fan, who religiously watched every...
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Sharon Cole Rohwer

August 22, 2016

Sharon J. Rohwer of Owatonna died August 22, 2016 at Traditions II in Owatonna. Mass of Christian burial is set for Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 am until the time of service at the church and a Catholic Daughters Rosary will be recited at 10:00 on Friday. ...
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Francis "Gene" Motl

May 11, 1924 - August 19, 2016

Francis "Gene" Eugene Motl, age 92, passed away, August 19, 2016, at Prairie Manor Care Center, in Blooming Prairie. Friends may greet the family from 4-8PM Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30 AM Thursday, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Litomysl. A parish rosary...
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Margaret Gauthier

December 2, 1940 - August 8, 2016

Margaret Ann "Maggie" Gauthier, age 75, of Owatonna, died August 8, 2016 at her home surrounded by family. Friends may greet the family from 5-7 PM Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30AM Saturday, August 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. ...
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Rose Marie Green

March 23, 1928 - August 3, 2016

Rose Marie Green, age 88, formerly of Owatonna, died at Regina Medical Center - Senior Living, on August 3, 2016, in Hastings, MN. Rose Marie was born on March 13, 1928 in Owatonna to Charles and Minnie (Pechacek) Pribyl. She was a lifelong resident of Owatonna. She graduated from OHS in 1946. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,...
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Jeanne Voll

March 16, 1944 - August 2, 2016

Jeanne Karon Voll, age 72, of Owatonna, died August 2, 2016, at Birchwood Cottages in Owatonna. Friends may gather on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home to share memories with the family from 5-7 p.m. Jeanne was born on March 16, 1944, in Owatonna to Harold and Muriel Tollefson. She graduated from Owatonna High School in 1962. She wore the Miss Owatonna crown proudly in...
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Douglas E. Thorn

August 10, 1944 - July 30, 2016

Douglas E. Thorn, age 71, of Owatonna, passed away at his home surrounded by his family, on July 30, 2016. Friends may greet the family from 5-7 PM Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral service. Funeral is set for 11:00 AM Thursday at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home, with Rev. George Tonkin presiding. Military Honors...
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Marjorie Vizenor

July 26, 2016

Marjorie M. Vizenor, age 96, of Owatonna died July 26, 2016 at Koda Living Community. A memorial service is set for Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00 am at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Friends may greet one hour before the time of service on Friday. Marjorie Maree was born Feb. 4, 1920 in Grand Rapids, MN the daughter of Medard and Caroline (Haslet) Audette. She...
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Sharon Mary Liane

June 2, 1932 - July 23, 2016

Sharon Liane 84, Sharon Mary Liane, 84, of Naples Florida, formerly of Owatonna MN. Passed peacefully in her sleep in her Naples home on Saturday, July 23, 2016. A memorial service will be held on August 20,2016 at the Brick-Meger funeral home at 10:30 AM with father Kevin Connolly of St. Joseph's Catholic Church officiating. Sacred Heart Cemetery will be her final resting place. Sharon was...
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Alvin W Volkmann

July 23, 2016

Alvin W. Volkmann, 82 Alvin Wilbert Volkmann, 82, of rural Medford died July 23, 2016 at his home after an extended illness. Funeral service is set for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Medford with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Medford Funeral Home (310 – E. Central Ave.) from 5:00 –...
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George F. Zwack

February 27, 1933 - July 9, 2016

George F. Zwack, age 83, of Owatonna, passed away unexpectedly July 9, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Brick- Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. There will be a Knights of Columbus rosary recited at the funeral home at 7:00 PM. Funeral mass will be 10:30 AM...
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Gilbert F. Pechacek

October 20, 1928 - July 2, 2016

Gilbert F. Pechacek lifelong resident of Owatonna died July 2, 2016 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. Funeral services are set for Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:00 am at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road) Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the time of services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Owatonna. Gilbert was born Oct. 20, 1928 in...
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Delores "Dee" Dusek

June 30, 2016

Delores "Dee" Dusek, 65 Dee Dusek lifelong resident died June 30, 2016 at Traditions II of Owatonna. A memorial gathering will take place Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 3:00 -6:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Born Delores Jean Halverson on August 20, 1950 in Owatonna the daughter of Arnold and Minnie (Arndt) Halverson. Dee attended Owatonna High...
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Robert "Fuzz" Martin

June 29, 2016

Robert E. "Fuzz" Martin, 86 Robert E. Martin died June 29, 2016 at the Owatonna Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Tuesday July 5, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment with full military honors will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00 am at the...
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Mary Ann Janous

June 17, 2016

Mary Ann Janous, 90 Mass of Christian Burial is set for Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 9:45 am until the time of service. The Catholic Daughters will recite a rosary at 9:30 am at the church. Mary Ann was born August 9, 1925 in Owatonna Township, the daughter of...
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John Hartle

June 15, 2016

John Lee Hartle, loving father, grandfather and brother, passed peacefully at Homestead Hospice House on June 15, 2016 at the age of 83 with family by his side. Born on July 14, 1932 in Owatonna, MN to Leo and Marie Seykora Hartle, Dad was the oldest of three children. A lifelong resident of Owatonna, Dad attended Owatonna High School and spent summers working on the railroad and nearby nursery...
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Chuck F Fuller

June 4, 2016

Charles "Chuck" Fuller, 76, passed away at his home on June 4, 2016, following an extended illness. Chuck was the son of Frank and Alice Fuller and older brother of Fran (Stuart) Boyum of Kasson, MN. Chuck was a lifelong resident of Owatonna and attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1957. On September 3, 1960, Chuck married Bev at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. ...
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Lisa Hutchinson

November 15, 1965 - May 30, 2016

Lisa Ann (Kaefring) Hutchinson passed peacefully from this earth on Monday, May 30, following a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at Brick-Meger Funeral Home, in Owatonna, Minnesota. An additional service will be held in Iowa City, Iowa, at a later date. Lisa was employed by Jostens in Owatonna. She was a devoted wife and...
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Sophia "Kitty" Taykalo

January 16, 1916 - May 27, 2016

Sophia Katherine "Kitty" Taykalo, age 100, died May 27, 2016 in Owatonna, MN. Friends may greet the family from 5-7 PM Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral Mass is set for 2:00 PM Thursday, June 2, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, interment St. John Cemetery. One of nine children, Sophia was born Jan...
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Nancy Jo Larson

June 14, 1965 - May 23, 2016

Nancy Jo Larson, 50, of Owatonna, died May 23, 2016, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN, following a courageous battle with cancer. Nancy was born June 14, 1965 in New Ulm, MN, the daughter of Joseph and Donna (Roy) McNamee. Nancy moved to Owatonna at the age of 2 and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1983. She married Alan G. Larson January 24, 2003. Alan and Nancy were blessed...
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Norbert A. Von Ruden

May 22, 2016

Norbert A. Von Ruden, 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Fountain Hills, AZ. Norbert was born in Claremont Township, Dodge County, Minnesota June 5, 1923, the youngest son of Joseph and Anna (Marsolek) Von Ruden. He attended a rural school and graduated from Claremont High School in 1941. Following high school, Norbert learned the welding trade at an NYA (National Youth...
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Barry Andrews

November 14, 1940 - May 17, 2016

Barry Andrews, of Owatonna, age 75 died May 17, 2016, surrounded by his wife and family at the Homestead Hospice House, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Friends may greet the family from 2-4:00 PM Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour before the funeral. Funeral service is set for 1:00 PM Sunday, May 22 at the Brick-Meger Funeral...
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Patrick Cashman

December 17, 1965 - May 15, 2016

Patrick Sean Cashman, 50, of Owatonna, died after a short illness on May 15, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House of Owatonna with family close. Born Dec. 17, 1965 to the late Robert and Madonna Cashman of Owatonna, Pat was the youngest of 10 children. As a child with special needs, he became the heart of the family as brothers and sisters all were recruited to help keep watch over this bundle of...
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Camille Mille McClatchey

May 9, 2016

Camille "Mille" Marie McClatchey, infant daughter of Tyler McClatchey and Nicole Buck died May 9th, 2016 at the Faribault Hospital. Camille is survived by her parents Tyler and Nicole; Maternal grandparents, David Buck, Chad and Cheryl (Wencl) Nelson of Owatonna; maternal great-grandparents, Norman and Joann Buck of Owatonna, Robert and Shelia Wencl of Owatonna, and Darrell and Corky Nelson;...
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Norbert Leo Schrom

June 10, 1937 - April 29, 2016

Norbert Leo Schrom, age 78, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, Minnesota. Norbert was born June 10, 1937, as the son of Edward and Roselyn (Spindler) Schrom in Owatonna. After attending country school, Norbert continued to work on the family farm. He enlisted in the Navy in 1955 and proudly served his...
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Elaine Alvarez

September 15, 1935 - April 22, 2016

Elaine LaVonne Alvarez (Kasper), 80, passed away in Austin, TX on Friday, April 22, 2016. She was born to Olga (Stransky) and Valdimore Kasper of Owatonna, MN. Funeral service will be 10:30 AM Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd, Owatonna) with Deacon Pat Fagan presiding. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home...
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Jerome John Wanous

May 8, 1924 - April 15, 2016

Jerome John Wanous, age 91, of Owatonna, died April 15, 2016, at Koda Living Community. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Tuesday April 19, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, (1603 Austin Rd, Owatonna). Friends may greet the family from 12:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home before the funeral service. Interment will be at the Bohemian National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the...
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Mary Therese (Tee) Cashman Morris

April 13, 2016

Mary Therese (Tee) Cashman Morris, 91, died on April 13, 2016 of cancer at Homestead Hospice House of Owatonna surrounded by her loving family. Tee, the eleventh of twelve children, was born and raised in Owatonna as were her parents before her, Michael Richard and Mary Quinn Cashman. Tee attended St. Mary's Academy in Owatonna and Owatonna High School, graduating with the Class of 1945. Tee...
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Lee E Bass

April 10, 2016

Lee Emerson Bass, 81, of Owatonna formerly of Hope, passed away April 10, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. Lee was born February 10, 1935, in Westbrook, MN. He was the son of Harrison and Dorothy (Berger) Bass. Lee graduated from Westbrook High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Lee was united in marriage to Marlys Leske on May 12, 1957, at the Evangelical...
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Lorraine D. Basich

April 7, 2016

Lorraine D. Basich, age 96, died on April 7th at Traditions II in Owatonna. She was born February 3, 1920 in Chisago City, MN, the youngest child of Fred and Bettie Daley. She graduated from Chisago City High School in 1938 and from Macalester College in 1942. She continued her education at the University of Chicago were she earned a master's degree. It was there that she met her husband,...
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Nina C Diercks

April 1, 2016

Nina C. Diercks, 86 Nina C, (Butler) Diercks died April 1, 2016 at the Owatonna Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna with Reverend Edward F. McGrath presiding, preceded by visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Private burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Dodge Center. Nina was born to Joseph and...
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Danny Blaha

March 28, 1952 - March 23, 2016

Daniel Jon Blaha, age 63, died March 23, 2016, at the Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato. Friends may greet the family from 4-8 PM Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 2, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (632 South Broad Street, Mankato) Interment Sacred...
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Ivy Watkins

May 19, 1916 - March 21, 2016

Ivy Hellena Watkins, age 99, died March 21, 2016 at Koda Living Community. Funeral service is set for 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 30 at the Brick- Meger Funeral Home. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral starting at 1:00 PM. Ivy Hellena Webster was born in Hackney, London on May 19, 1916, the daughter of Edward and Estelle (Chapman) Watkins. Ivy married Ronald Watkins in...
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Bonnie Lou Petersen

September 2, 1940 - March 16, 2016

Bonnie Lou Petersen, age 75, of Owatonna passed away March 16, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 2-4 PM Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral at church. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Monday, March 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna with the interment at Ft. Snelling...
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William "Will" Wagner

November 12, 1951 - March 16, 2016

William "Will" Wagner, age 64, of Owatonna, died March 16, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House, in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for 2:00 PM Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) with Rev. Edward McGrath presiding. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral starting at 1:00 PM. Will was born November 12, 1951, to parents William and Wanda ...
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Edna H. Cummins

March 16, 2016

Edna H. Cummins, 97 Edna Helen Horak was born in Owatonna on March 15, 1919, the eldest daughter of Anna (Shimpach) and Adolph Horak, and passed away at Homestead Hospice House on March 16, 2016, one day after celebrating her 97th birthday. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, at 11:00 AM at Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road). Friends may greet the family on Saturday...
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Ruben Spinler

October 31, 1928 - March 14, 2016

Rev. Ruben C. Spinler, age 87, of Montgomery, died March 14, 2016, at his home. Funeral mass will be 12:00 noon Friday, March 18, 2016, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, in Litomysl. Friends may greet the family from 4-8:00 PM Thursday, March 17, at the Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Interment will be at the church...
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Gregory Horecka

February 26, 1951 - March 10, 2016

Gregory James Horecka, age 65, of Owatonna, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home, March 10, 2016. Friends may greet the family from 4-8 PM Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Road) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. Interment Sacred Heart...
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Carl A. Fritz Stockton

April 6, 1936 - March 10, 2016

Carl Allen Stockton, age 79, born April 6, 1936, in Nauvoo, IL, to Carl and Clara Stockton, died peacefully in the arms of his loving family on March 10, 2016 in Owatonna, MN. Friends may greet the family from 2-5 PM Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin RD) Funeral services will be held in his hometown of Donnellson, IA at Embury United Methodist Church, Thursday,...
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William "Bill" Whiting, Sr.

August 19, 1919 - February 24, 2016

William Wallace Whiting, 96, died Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Medford Senior Care Center. He was born on August 19, 1919, in Owatonna, MN, the son of Egbert Kilbourne and May Hays Whiting. He attended Owatonna schools, graduating from Owatonna High School in 1936. He attended Grinnell College and the University of Arizona. His education was interrupted when his father died and he returned...
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Gary Adams Parsons

February 20, 2016

Gary A. Parsons, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Owatonna on Saturday, February 20, 2016. His passing was the result of 23 years of Parkinson's disease. Gary was born on December 31, 1930 at the Owatonna Hospital to Robert A. and Alemda Parsons. Gary married Angeline Olson on May 13, 1954. They had four children: Robert, Cynthia, Margaret, and Daniel. He enlisted in the...
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James Rogers

January 2, 1961 - January 27, 2016

James Owen Rogers, age 55, died on January 27, 2016 in Owatonna. Funeral service will be 3:00 PM Friday, February 12, 2016 at Bethel Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family one hour prior the funeral service at the church at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Owatonna.
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Arlan Brase

August 9, 1940 - January 25, 2016

Arlan L. Brase, age 75, of Owatonna, passed away Monday January 25, 2016 at the Owatonna Hospital. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Thursday January 28, 2016 at the Brick - Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Funeral will be 10:30 AM Friday January 29, at the Associated Church, Owatonna, with Rev. Jim Oberg presiding. Interment...
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Eunice Seykora

August 4, 1925 - January 17, 2016

Eunice E. Seykora, age 90, passed away surrounded by her family January 17, 2016 at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 4-8 PM Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral mass at church. There will be a parish rosary recited at 3:45 PM before the visitation at the funeral home. Funeral Mass...
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Jerry Paul Rysavy

June 8, 1916 - January 15, 2016

Jerry Paul Rysavy Sr., age 99, passed away surrounded by his family January 15, 2016, at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family 4-8 PM Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service at church. Funeral Mass is set for 10:30 AM Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna....
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Vernon Suhr

July 16, 1926 - January 13, 2016

Vernon E. Suhr, age 89, passed away January 13, 2016, at St. Lucas Care Center, in Faribault. Memorial service is set for 1:00PM Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Medford. With Rev Lou Bender presiding. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the memorial service at the church. Interment will be at a later date. Vern was born July 16, 1926, to...
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Melvin E. Lund

February 21, 1927 - January 10, 2016

Melvin E. Lund died Jan. 10, 2016 at Koda Living Community in Owatonna. A funeral service is set for Sat., Jan. 16 2016 at 10:30 am at Brick – Meger Funeral Home Chapel (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Interment will take place at Bohemian National Cemetery in Owatonna with Military Honors by the Steele County Funeral Unit in spring. Friends may greet the family one hour before the time of...
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Dorothy Fischer

January 10, 2016

Dorothy Fischer, 84 Dorothy Fischer, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully January 10, 2016, at the Koda Living Community located in Owatonna, Minnesota. Dorothy was born September 8, 1931 in Owatonna, the daughter of William and Evelyn Mae (Jensen) Blazek. She attended Owatonna High School and graduated in 1950. Dorothy went to work for the Ford Garage following graduation. Dorothy was united...
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Ramon I. Green

March 10, 1933 - January 7, 2016

Ramon I. Green of Owatonna died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault; MN The funeral is set for Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Brick – Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Ramon was born in Stewartville, MN on March 10, 1933 the son of Ira and Dorothy (Perbin) Green. Ramon...
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Leonard Van Den Hemel

December 8, 1938 - December 22, 2015

Leonard L. Van Den Hemel, age 77, passed away on Dec. 22, 2015, at the Owatonna Hospital. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior the funeral mass at the church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, Dec. 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. There will be a parish rosary recited at 3...
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Kathryn Parsons

June 30, 1952 - December 21, 2015

Kathryn Parsons, age 63, passed away peacefully Dec. 21, 2015 at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna. Funeral service is set for 2:00 PM Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) with Rev. R. Rudolf presiding. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the service starting at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at a later date. Kathy was born June 30, 1952, to parents Dr....
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Geraldine Gerry Vangen

September 25, 1937 - December 16, 2015

Geraldine C. Vangen, age 78, passed away December 16, 2015, at the Owatonna Hospital. Funeral service is set for 11:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church, Owatonna. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral service starting at 10:00 AM at the church. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery, Ellendale Geraldine was born Sept. 25, 1937 in Albert Lea, MN to...
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Robert D Fischer

December 11, 2015

Robert D. Fischer June 2, 1930 – December 11, 2015 Robert D. Fischer 1930–2015 Owatonna Robert Douglas Fischer, 85, of Owatonna passed away December 11, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Owatonna. Robert was born June 2, 1930 in Hope, MN, the oldest son of Harvey and Olivia Fischer. He graduated from Ellendale High School in 1947. Robert married his high school sweetheart...
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Elaine E Wondra

December 7, 2015

Elaine E. Wondra of rural Blooming Prairie died December 7, 2015 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 am Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. Friends may greet the family on Friday, Dec. 11, from 4 – 7 pm at the Brick – Meger Funeral home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour before the funeral...
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Paul A. Wright

September 1, 1948 - December 7, 2015

Paul A. Wright passed away Dec. 7, 2015 at Three Links Care Center in Northfield. Friends may greet the family from 5-8 PM Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service. Funeral service is set for 10:30 AM Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, with Rev. John Sauer presiding. Military honors will be provided by...
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Daniel Thomas Gaworecki

September 21, 1948 - December 3, 2015

Daniel Thomas Gaworecki, Age 67, of Owatonna died Thursday morning December 3, 2015 at the Homestead Hospice with his wife Margaret by his side. Dan was born on September 21, 1948 in Pittsburgh, PA to Stanley and Jean Gaworecki (Murphy). He enlisted in the United States Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division and was wounded during a long range reconnaissance...
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Kenneth Henry Hunt

June 16, 1926 - November 30, 2015

Kenneth Hunt, age 89, of Owatonna, passed away peacefully Nov. 30, 2015, at his home. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 PM Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Funeral service is set for 11:00 AM Friday, Dec. 4th, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Owatonna, with Rev. Kirk Griebel presiding. Interment St....
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Mary Margaret Martin

December 23, 1938 - November 26, 2015

Mary Margaret (Ulwelling) Martin, passed away in her home on Thursday, November 26, 2015 after a battle with colon cancer. She was 76 years of age. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 5-7 PM Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Brick - Meger Funeral Home (1603 Austin Rd.) and one hour prior to the...
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