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Funeral notice: Waldo A. Jaekel, 90, of Mayer

MAYER, MN – Waldo A. Jaekel, 90, of Mayer, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at the Auburn Home in Waconia. His funeral service will be Thursday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Church in Waconia, with interment at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia. There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia, or Lutheran High School in Mayer.

New doctor joins Hutchinson Health

SPONSORED POST – Dr. Noah Retka, Hutchinson Health’s newest family medicine physician, loves helping families get well and stay well.

He and his wife both grew up in rural Minnesota and are happy to return to a rural lifestyle.  They have two young children and are excited to raise their family here.

In his free time, Retka enjoys working on home improvement projects, wood working, and being outdoors.

Retka studied chemistry at St John’s University. He was then a laboratory technician at the Mayo Clinic for a number of years. Seeking challenge, he attended medical school at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. He participated in the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP), spending the third year of medical school in Duluth. He then did his residency in family medicine in St Cloud.

Retka enjoys caring for patients of all ages.  He does many in-office procedures, including vasectomies, joint injections, skin biopsies, IUD placement/removal, and Nexplanon placement/removal. Wellness exams for patients of all ages, as well as sports physicals, are some of the many aspects of his practice.  He has also been working in Urgent Care.

“I chose family medicine for the breadth and variety,” he said. “I enjoy caring for all members of the family and believe that an awareness of family relationships leads to more comprehensive care.  My philosophy is that patients are best served by being active participants in their care and that my role is to make recommendations to help my patients reach their goals; I am not here to nag, but want my patients to understand the recommendations that we make.”

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Dr. Noah Retka cares for patients of all ages at Hutchinson Health.

Funeral notice: Wallace Hoese, 95, Mayer

MAYER, MN – Wallace F. Hoese, 95, of Mayer, Minnesota, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minnesota.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with interment at the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, from 4 – 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, one hour prior to the service.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

Plan now for Mayer Rising Community Boutique

The Mayer Rising Community Festival Fall Boutique will take place in the Mayer Community Center Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 9 a.m.
To reserve a booth, call Lauren at (612) 991-0519, or register online on the Mayer Facebook page at Mayer Rising Community Festival.

Westphal graduates basic military training

US Air Force Airman Michael W. Westphal recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Westphal is the son of Lowell H. Westphal of Winsted, and Julie Westphal of Glencoe, and former ward of Robbie Wilkening of Watertown. He is a 2017 graduate of Watertown-Mayer High School.

Two Mayer fish frys offered in October

Two fish frys will be offered in October in Mayer.
• One will take place at Mayer Lutheran High School Sunday, Oct. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Orphan Grain Train, a Christian volunteer network aiding needy people in the US and around the world.
• The annual fall fish fry hosted by the Mayer Fire Department will take place at the Mayer Community Center Sunday, Oct. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.