Obituaries

Cyriel Joseph DePestel (Cy), 82, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, beloved husband and best friend of Arlene (Rafnson) DePestel for 62 years, passed away peacefully at home on June 7, 2018. Born to Alphonse and Mary DePestel in Marshall, Minnesota, Cy grew up on a farm, and in the nearby town of Taunton. After graduating from Minneota High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the military for 28 years, working first as a Tactical...
Everett Nagelhout, 95, of Hudson, Florida, entered his heavenly home on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Consulate Health Care of Bayonet Point in Hudson, FL. A tribute to his life will conclude the early morning service this Sunday, June 10 at 8:30 a.m., at Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church in Hudson, FL. Interment at a graveside service for family and friends in Edgerton, MN and will be announced later this summer. Everett was born in Bemis, South...
Tony Laleman, 33, of Ivanhoe, died on Monday, June 4, 2018 near Ivanhoe, as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11 at the St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 10 at the St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno with Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church....
Ronald Dobrenski, age 75, of Minneota, Minnesota, died on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at his home. Private Memorial Services will be carried out with family at a later date.
Raymond Jerome "Ray" Thooft, 85, of Lynd, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial for Ray will be held on Saturday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 25 from 4-8 p.m. at the Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall with the Rosary at 4 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will...
Doris “Dori” M. Johnson, 93, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Hutchinson Health Hospital in Hutchinson. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 19, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Doris “Dori” M. Johnson was born on October 20, 1924, in Minneota, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Chris and Edna (Tortsen) Sigurdson. Dori was baptized as an infant and was later...
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...

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