Obituaries

Joan Josephson was born November 6, 1932 to Jens and Nora Mortensen and grew up in Gary, SD. She received a BA from Augustana College. In 1956, she joined her fiance, Charles Josephson, in Wuerzburg, Germany where they were married. During Chuck’s military service, they were able to travel throughout Europe. Joan combined teaching with graduate school, receiving an M.A. in English from the University of Illinois. Joan and Chuck’s family was...
There will be a celebration of life for Melanie Marie (Claeys) Haggard on May 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Independence Park in Marshall, Minnesota. Mel died on February 11, 2018 from complications due to COPD at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis surrounded by family members. Mel was born on October 7, 1960 to John and Arlene Claeys in Minneota and spent her youth there. She joined the Air Force and attained the rank of First Sergeant before her...
Francis “Fran” Downing, 68, of Taunton, died on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his residence in Taunton under the care of Avera at Home Hospice. The funeral service for Fran will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturday at the church....
Anthony “Tony” Kopka, 90, of Marshall, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial for Tony will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Leo Catholic Church in St. Leo. Visitation will be from 4:30-7 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue on Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the St. Leo School. Burial with military honors will follow the...
John VanOverbeke, 53, of Minneota, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 27, 2018, at his residence in Minneota. Mass of Christian Burial for John will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 4 from 4-8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will continue on Saturday, May 5 at the funeral home from 9-10 a...
Clarence Louwagie, 71, of Cottonwood, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, surrounded by his family at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall After a lengthy battle with COPD. Mass of Christian Burial for Clarence will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley. Visitation will be Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Parish Prayer Service at 6 p.m. at St. Clotilde in...
Donna Rose (Pfledderer) Faris, age 91, of Minneota, Minnesota, passed away on March 7, 2018, in Minneota.  Memorial Service for Donna will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Bethel Fellowship Church in Minneota. A family graveside service at Memory Gardens, Rensselaer, IN will take place at a later date. Donna was born June 11, 1926 in Francesville, Indiana to the late George and Marie (Remm) Pfledderer.  On April 6, 1947 she married Boyd...
Richard “Dick” Stoks, age 76 of Shakopee, Minnesota, passed away from cancer on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Visitation was held on Sunday, April 8 from 1-4 p.m. at NcNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation in Shakopee. Visitation was also held on Monday, April 9 from 10-10:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne in the Church of St. Mark in...
Jerry “Joe” Genzler, 65, of Garvin, died on Friday, March 23, 2018, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, after suffering a variety of chronic health issues. The funeral service for Joe will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Life Remembrance Center Horvath Funeral Service in Balaton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Lakeside Cemetery in Balaton....
Memorial Service for Donna Faris, 91, of Minneota, will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Bethel Fellowship Church in Minneota. A family graveside service at Memory Gardens, Rensselaer, IN will take place at a later date. Donna died on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota, MN. Memorials may be sent c/o Bethel Fellowship Church 210 East 1st St, Minneota MN 56264.

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