Archive for Funeral Notices

Funeral notice: Lavilla Schmalz, age 94, of Lester Prairie

Lavilla E. Schmalz, age 94, of Lester Prairie, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020, at GlenFields Living

with Care in Glencoe.

Private Family Graveside Service will be held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lester Prairie, Minnesota.

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Funeral notice: Charles C. Perpich, 99, Ironton, MN and Lester Prairie, MN

Charles Carl “Carlie” Perpich, age 99, of Ironton, MN and Lester Prairie, MN passed away May 10, 2020, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. A funeral Mass is being planned for a later date. Arrangements are with Koop Funeral Home in Crosby, MN.

Funeral notice: Raymond Swanson, 82, of Lester Prairie

Raymond Swanson, age 82, of Lester Prairie, MN, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020, at The Gardens at Winsted in Winsted.  A private family graveside service will be at Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield, MN.  Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie.

Funeral notice: Joel Wosmek, 49, formerly of Silver Lake

Joel Wosmek, age 49, formerly of Silver Lake, MN, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.  Arrangements are pending at the Maresh Funeral Home of Silver Lake.

Funeral notice: Lawrence G. Ardolf, 84, of Lester Prairie

Lawrence George “Larry” Ardolf, age 84, of rural Lester Prairie, passed away April 28, 2020, with his loving family by his side. A Mass of Christian burial for will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake at a later date. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family.  Online condolences can be made at


Funeral notice: Geneva Dressler, 92, formerly of Lester Prairie

Geneva Dressler, age 92, formerly of Lester Prairie, MN, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020.  A private family graveside service will be at the Church of God Cemetery in Bergen Township, McLeod County, MN.  Arrangements are with the Chilson Funeral Home of Winsted, MN.