Archive for Funeral Notices

FUNERAL NOTICE – Floyd Fenske, 74, of Lester Prairie

Floyd Rollin Fenske, 74, of Lester Prairie, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at United Hospital in St. Paul.

A private memorial service for Floyd will take place Sunday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Pastor Eric Nelson will officiate.
Private inurnment at a later date will take place at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.
A time of gathering will take place Sunday, May 16, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Arthritis Foundation.

FUNERAL NOTICE – Sonja Johnson, 64, Lester Prairie

Sonja Marie Johnson, 64, of Lester Prairie, Minnesota passed away in her home on May 7, 2021 surrounded by her dog, Libby, and loved ones at her side.
A Celebration of Life Party will take place in her honor Sunday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Howard Lake, located at 719 9th Street in Howard Lake. Refreshments and masks will be available for those in attendance. Anyone who knew Sonja is welcome to attend.
Final arrangements are provided by The University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program, as Sonja chose to continue her teaching legacy after death by donating her body to science, to be used to teach future generations of doctors and healthcare professionals.

FUNERAL NOTICE – Donald Lange, 72, of Watertown

Donald Walter Lange “Donny,”  72, of Watertown, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 8, 2021.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown. A gathering of family and friends will take place in the church from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Private inurnment will be in the church cemetery following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Arrangements made by Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

FUNERAL NOTICE – Arlene M. Gehlen, 93, of Glencoe

Arlene Marjorie (Tupa) Gehlen, 93, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Glencoe Regional Health.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Arlene will take place Friday, May 14, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery.  A gathering of family and friends will take place Friday, May 14, 2021, from 10 to -10:45 a.m. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel. Online obituaries and guest book available at

FUNERAL NOTICE – Benedict Lewandowski, 89, fmr. Lester Prairie

Benedict “Ben” Thomas Lewandowski, age 89, of Glencoe and formerly of Lester Prairie, passed away  Thursday, May 6, 2021, at The Glenfield’s Nursing in Glencoe, Minnesota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Benedict “Ben” Lewandowski will take place Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.   Father John Hayes will be the Celebrant.  Inurnment with military rites will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in Silver Lake.

A time of gathering will take place Thursday, May 13 from 9 -10:30 a.m. at The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake.

FUNERAL NOTICE – Lorraine Schaust, 92, of Delano

Lorraine Catherine Schaust, 92, of Delano passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Good Samaritan in Waconia.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at St. Maximilian Kolbe
Catholic Church, St. Peter’s Campus in Delano, Minnesota. Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m.
Monday at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 9:30
to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to leaving for Mass. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in
Delano, Minnesota.
Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, Minnesota.