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Donald Merle Naumann

December 31, 1936 - November 1, 2013

Mr. DONALD MERLE NAUMANN, age 76, of Buffalo Center, died Friday, November 1, 2013, at his home. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Elmore United Methodist Church in Elmore, with Rev. Arthur Keith officiating. Visitation time will be from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Church, 311 East Mondale Street in Elmore, and 1 hour before...
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Anita Virnig

September 18, 1934 - October 28, 2013

ANITA VIRNIG, age 79, of Blue Earth, died Monday, October 28, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 01, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Peter Klein officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Visitation time will be from 4:00PM 7:00PM Thursday October 31, 2013, and 1 hour before at...
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Merrian Koskovich

January 28, 1919 - October 26, 2013

Merrian H. Koskovich, age 94, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, October 26, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Burial will be in Bricelyn Lutheran Cemetery, Bricelyn. Visitation time will be from 9:30 AM until service time on Tuesday at...
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Geraldine Schaal

July 24, 1939 - October 21, 2013

GERALDINE GRACE SCHAAL, age 74, of Ledyard, Iowa died Monday, October 21, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Community Covenant Church in Huntley, with Rev. Dennis Anders officiating. Burial will be in Highland Home Cemetery, Ledyard, Iowa. Visitation time will be from Friday, October 25, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Patton Funeral...
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David Hueper

February 10, 1934 - October 9, 2013

DAVID HUEPER, age 79, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 2:00 PM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Joel DeNeui officiating. Burial will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN. Visitation time will be 1 hour prior...
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Virginia Fischer

December 20, 1942 - September 23, 2013

VIRGINIA "GINNY" FISCHER, age 70, of Oak Park Heights, died Monday, September 23, 2013, at Boutwells Landing Hospice Care in Oak Park Heights, MN. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Fr. Peter Klein officiating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Minnesota Lake, MN. ...
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Alvin Richard LaMont

March 10, 1938 - September 20, 2013

Mr. ALVIN RICHARD "BUD" LAMONT, age 75, of Blue Earth, died Friday, September 20, 2013, at his Residence. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 9:00 AM until service time the day of the service, at...
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Marie D. Zielske

November 13, 1921 - September 18, 2013


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Berniece E. Reko

April 13, 1923 - September 16, 2013

Berniece Elnora Thornton Reko, age 90, passed away peacefully at her home at The Farmstead in Andover, Minnesota, on September 16, 2013. A celebration of Berniece's life and of Christian Burial will be conducted on Monday, September 23, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, Mn. with the Reverend Matthew Molesky, Berniece's grandson-in-law officiating. Burial will be in...
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Denise Mae Heenan

February 11, 1964 - September 14, 2013

Denise Mae Heenan, age 49, of Blue Earth, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 5-7pm, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, 11am, also at Patton Funeral Home. Denise was born Feb. 11, 1964, to Dennis and Janice (LaMont) Heenan in St. Paul, MN. She grew up in MN,...
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Carroll Hove

December 13, 1916 - September 12, 2013

Funeral services for Carroll Thompson Hove, age 96 of Mankato, formerly of Blue Earth, will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Word of Life Free Lutheran Church, 20013 Stoltzman Road, in Mankato, with Rev. Tim Hinrichs officiating. Burial will follow at West Lutheran Cemetery in Rake, Iowa. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until service time at the church on Friday, with a...
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Edith Meliza

May 4, 1936 - September 5, 2013

EDITH "PEGGY" MARGARET MELIZA, age 77, of Blue Earth, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013, at her home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Karl Rydholm officiating. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN at a later date. Visitation time will be from 9:00-11:00, at Patton Funeral...
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Eleanor Franklin

September 3, 2013 - September 3, 2013

Eleanor "Ele" Franklin, age 93, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth, with Kathy Blair officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at St. Luke...
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Trudy Ann Harmon

January 13, 1946 - September 1, 2013

Trudy A. Harmon, aged 67 Blue Earth MN passes away peacefully on September 1, 2013 at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, Sept 5, 2013 at 11 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting...
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Harlen D. Johnson

November 14, 1937 - August 17, 2013

Harlen D. Johnson, age 75, of Winnebago, died surrounded by his family at his home on Saturday, August 17, 2013 as a result of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Community Covenant Church in Huntley, with Rev. Dennis Anders officiating. Burial will be in Dell Lutheran Cemetery, rural Frost. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 8...
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Hazel Beatrice Johnson

September 27, 1910 - August 11, 2013

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Brethren Church in Blue Earth. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at Patton Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church.
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Joyce M. Stenzel

April 28, 1926 - August 11, 2013

BLUE EARTH AUGUST 11, 2013 JOYCE M. STENZEL Joyce M. Stenzel, 87 of Blue Earth, went home to be with her Lord with her family at her side on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Blue Earth United Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery,...
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Henry S. Mertens

September 23, 1930 - August 1, 2013

Henry S. Mertens, age 82, of Easton, died Thursday, August 1, 2013, at St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth, MN. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 9:00 AM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be Monday, August 5, 2013, 5:00 PM 7:00...
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Jack Kuhn

August 26, 1998 - July 23, 2013

Jack Kuhn, age 14, of Windom, formerly of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Preferred Residential Lifestyles in Windom. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 2:00 PM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating, followed by a visitation until 4:00PM. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Winnebago. Web condolences may be left...
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Maxine Dewanz-Babcock

April 7, 1923 - July 16, 2013

Maxine Dewanz Babcock, age 90, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue...
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Wayne Eiselt

June 26, 1926 - July 11, 2013

Wayne M. Eiselt, age 87, of Blue Earth, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation...
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Gene R. Anderson

April 20, 1939 - July 1, 2013

Gene Anderson, age 74, was born April 20, 1939 in rural Faribault County MN, the son of Inez and Harvey Anderson. He died on July 1 at St. Luke's Care Center. Private family memorial services will be held. Public visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:00PM Monday, July 8, 2013 at North Blue Earth Lutheran Church, Bricelyn. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service is assisting the family with the...
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Harold Hilpipre

January 4, 1928 - June 30, 2013

HAROLD H. HILPIPRE, age 85, of Elmore, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Chamberlain, South Dakota. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Elmore United Methodist Church in Elmore, with Rev. Arthur Keith officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore. Visitation time will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Friday at Elmore United Methodist Church. Patton...
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Winifred Rosella Shure

May 13, 1913 - June 22, 2013

Winifred R. Shure, age 100, of Mankato, formerly of Frost, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Pathstone Crossing Care Center in Mankato. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:00 AM at United Lutheran Church in Frost, with Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Monday, June 24th at...
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Edna Betts Hull

September 5, 1919 - June 19, 2013

Edna Betts Hull, age 93, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Mayo Health Systems Hospital in Mankato. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Janet Crissinger Clark officiating. Burial will be in Eastern United States at a later date. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the...
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Alvin Martin

February 5, 1913 - June 12, 2013

ALVIN H. MARTIN, age 100, of Blue Earth, passed peacefully, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth with Rev. Wes Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Amboy. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the church. ...
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Margaret Irene Syverson

June 5, 2013 - June 5, 2013

MARGARET I SYVERSON, age 97, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on, Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, on Friday ...
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Romaine Babcock

November 4, 1921 - June 1, 2013

Mr. ROMAINE C BABCOCK, age 91, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Durene Cornell officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation is from 5:00-7:00 PM Thurs, June 6, at Patton Funeral Home, 400 E. 14th...
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Mark Work

December 22, 1962 - May 27, 2013

MARK ALLEN WORK, age 50, of Elmore, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at United Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Elmore United Methodist Church in Elmore, with Rev. Arthur Keith officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 1 hour before the service at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh...
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Kevin Murphy

July 23, 1935 - May 27, 2013

Kevin J. Murphy, age 77, of Blue Earth, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Mass of Christian Burial is pending at this time. Kevin was born July 23, 1935, in JoDaviss township, MN the son of William and (Isabelle) Murphy. He was raised and educated in Guckeen where he attended school. He graduated high school in Minneapolis and then moved to Denver Colorado where he...
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Vickie Hanson

August 31, 1958 - May 25, 2013

Vickie Hanson, of Frost, Minnesota unexpectedly departed this life on May 25, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester due to a brain aneurysm. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, MN and one hour prior to services at the church. ...
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Dorothy Schwen

November 14, 1920 - May 23, 2013

DOROTHY SCHWEN, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Mapleton Community Home. Mass of Christine Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Tim Biren officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, at Patton Funeral Home &...
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Randy Halverson

February 21, 1956 - May 22, 2013

Randy L. Halverson, age 57, of Frost , died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. A Celebration in memory of Randy's Life will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Frost Community Center. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements. Web...
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Marjorie Jean Buegler

March 13, 1918 - May 18, 2013

Mrs. MARJORIE JEAN "BUTLER" BUEGLER, age 95, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at United Hospital. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5:00 7:00PM Monday, May 20, 2013, and 1 hour...
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Wayne C. Eastvold

September 28, 1923 - May 15, 2013

Wayne C. Eastvold, age 89, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Karl Rydholm officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago following after the fellowship luncheon. Visitation time will be from 4:00-6:00 PM Sunday, May 19...
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Douglas Ackerman

December 27, 1958 - May 14, 2013

Mr. DOUG ACKERMAN, age 54, of Castro Valley, CA formerly of Blue Earth, MN died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, CA A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 2:00 PM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Robert Roettger officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation time will be from 1 hour before at the funeral...
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Arnold Mensing

June 14, 1924 - May 6, 2013

Arnold C. Mensing, age 88, of Blue Earth, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Elmore, with Rev. Dale Kohrs officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, at Patton Funeral Home ...
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John G. Hanevik

February 5, 1944 - May 5, 2013

John Garry Hanevik 69 formerly of Elmore passed away surrounded by his family on May 5th 2013 in Springfield Missouri. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore, with Rev. Robert Roettger officiating. Burial will be in South Blue Earth Cemetery. Visitation time will be one hour before the service at the church. Web tributes may be...
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Jeffrey Dean Zabel

June 7, 1968 - May 5, 2013

Jeffrey Dean Zabel, age 44, of Mankato, died Sunday, May 5, 2013, in an airplane crash. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 105 Hosanna Drive, Mankato, with Rev. Dennis Heiden officiating. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at Hosanna Lutheran Church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, of Blue Earth is...
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Ralph Dutton

April 11, 1921 - May 1, 2013


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Jerry Larson

October 18, 1942 - May 1, 2013


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Carol Martin

January 18, 1939 - April 26, 2013

Carol L. (Dickman) Martin Carol L. (Dickman) Martin, age 74, of Mankato, formerly of Easton, died Friday, April 26, 2013 at her home in Mankato. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Emerald Township. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday at Patton Funeral Home &...
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Bruce Grev

October 10, 1945 - April 8, 2013

Bruce Grev, age 67, of Blue Earth, formerly of Odin, MN. died Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Odin, with Rev. Carla Reierson officiating. Burial will be in St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery, Odin. Visitation time will be from 4:00...
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Margaret Henrietta Haaland

November 29, 1913 - April 5, 2013

Mrs. MARGARET HENRIETTA HAALAND, age 99, of Frost, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at United Lutheran Church in Frost, with Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Visitation time will be from 5:00pm 7:00pm Friday, April 12, 2013 at Patton Funeral...
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Margie M. Hanson

August 24, 1921 - March 27, 2013

Margie M. Hanson, age 91, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth with Rev. Janet Crissinger-Clark officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visiting hours will be from 4:30 to 7:30 PM on Monday at Patton Funeral...
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Marvin F. Fuchs

September 4, 1926 - March 27, 2013

Marvin F. Fuchs (Murt), age 86, of Blue Earth, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 01, 2013, at 11 AM, at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements. Web tributes may be...
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Ronald Wischnewski

January 27, 1943 - March 13, 2013

Ronald E. "Ron" Wischnewski, also known as "Polacko" age 70, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at peace in his home. Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Vic Vriesen officiating. Private burial will be in Ft Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Visitation time will be one hour prior to the services...
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Jean Ann Stensland

February 26, 1929 - March 3, 2013

Memorial serivices for Jean Stensland were held in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Local memorial services will be held in Blue Earth on Friday, May 24 at 11:00 AM at Patton Funeral Home, Blue Earth. Jean Ann Stensland, age 84 of Los Lunas, New Mexico, formerly of Blue Earth, died Sunday, March 3, 2013 in New Mexico. Jean was born February 26, 1929 in Fairmont, MN the daughter of Ray and Louise (Wold...
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Dorotha Schavey

March 5, 1918 - February 21, 2013

DOROTHA E SCHAVEY, age 94, of Blue Earth, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Emerald Township, MN with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 7:00PM Monday, February 25,...
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Donald William Stensland

August 17, 1929 - February 21, 2013

Donald W. Stensland, age 83, of rural Blue Earth, died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service and one hour prior to services...
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Jeanette Kragness

November 20, 1917 - February 20, 2013

Jeanette M. Kragness, age 95, formerly of Bricelyn, MN, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. She was born November 20, 1917, at Frost, MN, the daughter of Martin and Johanna (Midtum) Oren. She is survived by her daughter, Jane (Bob) Carroll, daughter, Ruth (Duane) Meliza, son, Gordon Kragness, ten grandchildren: Gerry Frisbie , Jody...
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Dale Zimmerman

March 28, 1936 - February 13, 2013

Dale A. Zimmerman, age 76, of Elmore, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at his home. Private Family memorial services will be held. Public visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Elmore. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue Earth is assisting the family with the arrangements. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com ...
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Donald Joseph Beach

February 7, 1949 - February 9, 2013

Donald "Don" Joseph Beach, age 64, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, February 9, 2013, at United Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Visitation time will be from 5:00 7:00pm Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue...
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Eulah L. Paschke

March 20, 1925 - January 30, 2013

EULAH LILLIAN PASCHKE, age 87, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at Hope United Methodist in Blue Earth, with Rev. Janet Crissinger Clark officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2013 at...
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Marcine Nagel

June 7, 1928 - January 28, 2013


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Leona Krupp

June 12, 1916 - January 28, 2013

Leona Adelaide Goltz Krupp, daughter of Edward J. and Hulda H. (Neumann) Goltz, was born June 12, 1916, at her parents' farm home at rural Wood Lake, MN in Yellow Medicine County. She was baptized at St. Luke's Lutheran Country Church at Posen Township on July 16, 1916 by J.C. Brauer. She was confirmed April 10, 1930 at the same church by Pastor W. A. Poehler. Leona attended public and...
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Juan Francisco Vasquez

May 25, 1989 - January 22, 2013

Juan Francisco Vasquez was born May 25, 1989, in Houston, TX, the son of Francisco Vasquez and Marie (Juarez) Vasquez. He was raised in the Blue Earth and Granada areas where he attended Blue Earth High School and Granada Huntley East Chain High School. Juan was a very talented musician either performing or composing. He enjoyed writing and then performing songs with his family and friends. ...
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Evelyn I. Ferley

October 21, 1917 - January 18, 2013


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Evelyn T. Ehrich

June 5, 1917 - January 16, 2013

Evelyn Thereas Ehrich, age 95 of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Elmore, with burial to follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation time will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service...
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Marjorie J. Bengtson

February 15, 1929 - January 10, 2013

MARJORIE JOYCE (IHLE) BENGTSON, age 83, of Blue Earth, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013, at St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, January 14, at First Baptist Church in Blue Earth with Rev. Joel DeNeui officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore, MN at a later date. Visitation time will be Sunday, January 13, from 3:00 – 6...
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Kenneth More

November 25, 1928 - January 9, 2013

KENNETH R. MORE, age 84, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Lutz Wing Care Center in Fairmont. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at First Presbyterian Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Michael Roys & Rev. Vic Vriesen officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday, at Patton...
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Annabel M. Oswald

July 12, 1909 - January 6, 2013

Annabel Marie Oswald, age 103, of Frost, died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at United Lutheran Church in Frost, with Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home &...
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Margaret Zabel

January 24, 1930 - January 4, 2013

Margaret A. Zabel, age 82, of Blue Earth, died Friday, January 4, 2013, at St. Lukes Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 1:00 PM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Leo Koppala officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 11:00 AM until service time on...
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Darlene Lyon

December 14, 1930 - January 1, 2013

Darlene Ruth Lyon, age 82, of Blue Earth died, Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Joel DeNeui officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 7:00pm Friday, January 4, 2013 at Patton Funeral Home, and 1 hour before the service on Saturday. ...
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Wilbur Krosch

May 2, 1919 - December 30, 2012

WILBUR E. KROSCH, age 93, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Parker Oaks. Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 03, 2013, at 2:00 PM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Arno Melz officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew's Cemetery in Iowa. Visitation time will be 2 hours before the service, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th...
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Albert J. Fenske

April 15, 1926 - December 28, 2012

Albert John Fenske, age 86, of Blue Earth, died Friday, December 28, 2012 at Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Patton Funeral Home, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth with Rev. Janet Crissinger-Clark officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 until service time at the funeral home on Sunday. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in...
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Donna Tjaden

July 7, 1925 - December 26, 2012

DONNA MAE TJADEN, age 87, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at 2:30 PM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dave Drescher officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation...
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Clemens Legried

January 8, 1926 - December 25, 2012

Clemens Harris Legried, age 86 of Blue Earth, formerly of Frost, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at United Lutheran Church in Frost with Rev. Arna Halbakken and Rev. Karl Rydholm officiating. Burial will follow in United Lutheran Cemetery in Frost. Visitation will be from...
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Patricia Lyn Anderson

August 10, 1950 - December 17, 2012

PATRICIA LYN ANDERSON, age 62, of Blue Earth, died Friday, December 7, 2012, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. As per her wishes cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment will be held in New York State at a later date. She was born August 10, 1950, at Ilion, NY, the daughter of David Knewasser and Jane Riddell. She is survived by her Daughter, Kelly (Kregg) Albrecht of...
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Jerome H. Hanke

January 23, 1925 - December 9, 2012

Jerome H. Hanke, age 87, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, December 09, 2012, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be one hour prior to service at the church. Patton Funeral Home &...
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Darrell Zimmerman

April 28, 1932 - December 5, 2012

Darrell Francis Zimmerman, age 80, of Eustis, FL (former resident of Blue Earth, MN), died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in Florida. Memorial mass will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com. Darrell was born April 28th, 1932, in...
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Harvey P. Larson

June 2, 1942 - December 3, 2012

Harvey P. Larson, age 70, of East Chain, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at his home. Visiting hours will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Patton Funeral Home with burial to follow in East Chain Lutheran Cemetery, East Chain. Web...
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Gregory Pausewang

April 6, 1958 - November 26, 2012

Gregory J. Pausewang, age 54, of Blue Earth, died Monday, November 26, 2012, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Leo Koppala officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from one hour prior to services at the church. ...
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Mark Edward Butler

October 20, 1945 - November 10, 2012

MARK EDWARD BUTLER, age 67, of Fairmont formerly of Elmore, died Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Rem Cedar Park in Fairmont. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 01:00 PM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmore, with Rev. Dale Kohrs officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore, Minnesota. Visitation time will be 1 hour before the service at the church. Web...
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Roger C. Olson

March 31, 1939 - November 5, 2012

Roger Clifford Olson, age 73, died peacefully on November 5th at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice house in Victoria, MN. Roger and wife, Elaine, were born and raised in the Chokio, MN area, raised their family in Blue Earth, MN and currently reside on Bass Lake near Winnebago, MN. Roger was born March 31st, 1939 in Morris, MN to Clifford Henry Olson and Anna Marie Wade Olson. Roger was baptized...
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Mildred C. Skogerboe

February 17, 1919 - October 28, 2012

MILDRED C. SKOGERBOE, age 93, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, October 28, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 01, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Arne Halbakken, and Rev. Karl Rydholm officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Rome Township, Minnesota. Visitation time will be from one hour...
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John C. Hensley

December 20, 1938 - October 24, 2012

John C. Hensley, age 73, of Spirit Lake, Iowa died Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 29, 2012, at 1:30 PM, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Blue Earth, with Rev. Reid Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore, Minnesota. Visitation time will be from 11:30 AM until service...
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Babe J. Toppin

August 5, 1926 - October 19, 2012

"Babe" Lilian J. Toppin, age 86, of Blue Earth, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, at Patton Funeral...
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George Wesley Garvick

February 22, 1936 - October 5, 2012

George W. Garvick, age 76, of Elmore, died Friday, October 5, 2012, at Golden Living Center, Olivia, MN. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at Elmore United Methodist Church with Rev. Arthur Keith officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation...
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Robert Moore

July 15, 1944 - September 22, 2012

Robert "Bob" Moore, age 68, of Blue Earth died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at his home after a courageous battle with leukemia. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth with Father Jon Moore officiating, burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visiting hours will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday...
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Helen Eide

May 2, 1915 - September 13, 2012

HELEN MARY EIDE, age 97, of Blue Earth, died Thursday, September 13, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 1:00 PM, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5-7:00 PM Sunday, September 16, 2012, at St. Paul...
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Kathryn L. Hague

February 9, 1920 - September 12, 2012

Kathryn Loraine Hague, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service with Rev. Vic Vriesen officiating. Visitation time will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday and one hour prior to services on Monday at Patton Funeral Home, 400 E. 14th...
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Lee David Ritter

September 9, 1912 - September 8, 2012

Lee D. "Port" Ritter, age 99 years and 364 days, of Winnebago, died Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Penny Jane Ritter officiating. Burial will be in Basey Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at Patton...
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Ole Hadland

December 1, 1925 - September 3, 2012

OLE HADLAND, age 86, of Frost, died Monday, September 3, 2012, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at United Lutheran Church in Frost, with Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation...
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Howard Wayne Zierke

December 26, 1925 - September 1, 2012

Howard W Zierke, age 86, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 04, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be Monday, September 4, 2012 from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at...
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Gerald A. Murphy

August 3, 1924 - August 22, 2012

GERALD A. MURPHY, age 88, of rural Blue Earth, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Leo Koppala officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday, at Patton Funeral...
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Kathryn Nowak

March 25, 1936 - August 8, 2012

KATHRYN J. "KATHY" NOWAK, age 76, of Elmore, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Lutz Wing Nursing Home in Fairmont. Memorial services will be held on Monday, August 13, 2012, at 10:30 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Leo Koppala officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at the church,. ...
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Lowell Amundson

March 23, 1927 - August 8, 2012

LOWELL AMUNDSON, age 85, of Frost, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Visitation time will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, at Patton Funeral Home &...
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Janice B. Frank

June 15, 1955 - August 4, 2012

JANICE B. FRANK, age 57, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, August 4, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 09, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Steve Hultengren officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Visitation time will be from 1 Hour Prior to the service, at Patton Funeral Home ...
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Norma Rotterman

May 14, 1943 - July 25, 2012

Norma Rotterman , 69, of Buffalo Center, IA, passed away of cancer on Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012 at Parker Oaks Communities in Winnebago, MN under the care of United Hands Hospice. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Monday, July 30, 2012 at the St. John's Catholic Church located in Bancroft, IA with Pastor John Thomas officiating. Burial will be at the Saint John's Catholic Cemetery...
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Marcella Everett

September 17, 1947 - July 23, 2012

MARCELLA "MARCY" EVERETT, age 64, of Blue Earth, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at her home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Janet Crissinger Clark officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation time will be from 5 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at Patton Funeral Home &...
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Melford J. Willmert

December 24, 1920 - July 15, 2012

Melford J. "Mel" Willmert, age 91, of Frost, MN died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held on (pending) at 11:00 AM, at United Lutheran Church in Frost, with Rev. Arne Halbakken officiating. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Blue...
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Wanda E. Kallestad

September 16, 1923 - July 15, 2012

WANDA E. KALLESTAD, age 88, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at United Hospital, Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 10:00 AM, at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth, with Rev. Vic Vriesen officiating. Burial will be in United Lutheran Cemetery, Frost, Minnesota. Visitation time will be from 4:00 PM 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 18 & 1 Hour prior to the...
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Lenore E. Hansen

January 18, 1924 - July 7, 2012

LENORE E HANSEN, age 88, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Dale Kohrs officiating. Burial will be Thursday, July 19, 2012, at 10:35 AM in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visitation time will be 1 hour...
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Colleen Anna Lempkie

January 22, 1952 - July 2, 2012

Colleen A. Lempkie, age 60, of Winnebago, died Monday, July 2, 2012, at Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012, from 4:00 to 7:00PM at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Blue Earth. Burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Morgan, MN at a later date. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Colleen was born January 22,...
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Delores Oelke

April 20, 1935 - June 27, 2012

Delores "Dee" Oelke, age 77, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service...
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Patricia Murphy

April 6, 1939 - June 20, 2012

Patricia Ann Murphy (nee. Farrow), age 73, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 AM, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Fr. Leo Koppala as celebrant. Visitation will be Friday, June 22, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the service in the...
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Loren B. Lein

February 15, 1932 - June 18, 2012

LOREN B. LEIN, age 80, passed away peacefully into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Monday, June 18, 2012, at his home in Blue Earth. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Vic Vriesen officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in...
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Dolores Rose Engesser

October 10, 1931 - June 16, 2012

Dolores "Dolly" Engesser, age 80, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012, at 11:00 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Leo Koppala officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, at Patton...
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John Joseph Sonich

May 21, 1920 - May 26, 2012

John J. Sonich, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth, with Rev. Karl Rydholm and Rev. Dr. Mark Wilms officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be one hour prior to services at St. Luke...
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