Archive for New Germany

Funeral notice: Vernon “Sam” Domjahn, 88, of New Germany

NEW GERMANY, MN – Vernon H.E. “Sam” Domjahn age 88 of New Germany passed away Thursday Jan. 10, 2019 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

Funeral Service will take place Monday Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, with Rev. LeRoy LaPlant officiating. Visitation is scheduled from noon until the time of the service at the church; interment will be at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery.

Funeral notice: David Peterman, 78, of Hollywood Township, New Germany

NEW GERMANY, MN – David Peterman, 78, of Hollywood Township, rural New Germany, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at his home. Funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, with interment at the church cemetery. There will be visitation at the church Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

Names of victims released from fatal McLeod County accident

McLEOD COUNTY – On Monday Dec. 17, at approximately 10:56 p.m., the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of CR 7 and Yacht Ave, northeast of Stewart.

Vehicle one was a 2004 Ford Explorer, owned by Tiffany Dralle, age 25, from Gibbon, and driven by Wayne Bernier, Jr, age 32, from Gaylord, was westbound on CR 7 while vehicle two, a 2010 Dodge Nitro, owned and driven by Bruce Lentz, age 60, from Stewart, was eastbound when the two vehicles collided.

Bernier, Lentz, and Bernier’s passenger, Dralle, were all pronounced dead at the scene, and taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. Lentz and Bernier were wearing their seatbelts. Dralle was not wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the vehicle.

There were no witnesses or other occupants in the vehicles at the time of the accident. Also assisting were MN State Patrol, Stewart Fire, and the Buffalo Lake Ambulance.

This case is still under investigation.

Three fatalities in McLeod County crash

McLEOD COUNTY – The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of CR 7 and Yacht Ave, northeast of Stewart, at 10:56 p.m. Monday night.

Also assisting were MN State Patrol, Stewart Fire, and the Buffalo Lake Ambulance.

As a result, three people were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

More information will be released once the families have been notified. The case remains under investigation.

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