Obituaries

05/25/2017 - 3:05pm
Shirley Purkapile, 69, of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at her daughter's home in Lester Prairie. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie, with interment at a later date. Visitation will be Tusday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Arrangements are with...
04/26/2017 - 8:28am
Martha Clara Bertha (Harmel) Ditch, 98, formerly of Crystal, died April 10, 2017. A private family graveside service was held at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. She was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Glencoe, to Gustav and Emma (Rothmann) Harmel as the youngest in a German-speaking family. Her family emigrated from Posen, Germany, in 1899. Her father...
04/26/2017 - 8:27am
Pearl Lillian (Franck) Kloempken, 90, of Glencoe, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 24, at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe with the Rev. Anthony Stubeda officiating. Sue Mielke was the organist and Mackenzie Kloempken was the song leader...
04/19/2017 - 9:50am
Conrad Marvin Helgemo, 68, of Brownton, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at his home. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., with Chaplain Joel Sund officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Minnesota State...
04/19/2017 - 9:50am
Vanna Gene (Klitzke) Wolff, 74, of Glencoe, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with the Rev. Ronald Mathison officiating. Paul Otte was the organist. Soloist Dennis Wolter sang “Borning Cry.” Congregational hymns were “On...
04/19/2017 - 9:48am
Mildred D. Henke, 89, of Arlington, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18, at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington with the Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl officiating. Interment was in the Arlington Public Cemetery. Mildred D. Henke was born July 6, 1927, in Penn Township, McLeod...
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