Linda Schultz

Linda F. Schultz , age 66, of Gibbon, died on September 28, 2014, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and will continue on Friday from 8 until 10 amat the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye.

Service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye, on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10:00 am

Interment will be at the New Ulm City Cemetery.
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Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. 

On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Linda Faye (Thomas) Schultz was born on April 24, 1948 in Norfolk, VA to Clyde L. & Helen E. (Ballenger) Thomas. She married Harold R. Schultz on June 23, 1973 at the First Baptist Church in New Ulm, MN. She loved to crochet, camping, fishing, going to car shows, races, watching her son Jason in demo derbies, long car rides and spending time with family and her grandson David and going for walks with family. She loved her flowers in the garden, her animals and also music from country, oldies and rock and loved dancing when she could. When Linda crocheted blankets she would give them away as gifts.

Linda is survived by her daughter, Marcie Schultz, sons, Jason (Diette Wetzel) Schultz, all of Gibbon, son, Adam (Brandi) Schultz and grandson, David all of Sleepy Eye, sisters, Maxine (Roger) Blomquist, Ella (John) Zimmermann, Mary (Dick) Krosch, Irene (Bernie) Blank, Terri (Danny) Anderson, Carri Meyer & friend Brian Roerish, brothers, Jim (Diane) Thomas, Melvin (Sandi) Thomas, sister-in-law, Betty Thomas, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and Maggie DeRee, Ken & Nancy Wetzel and many other close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, parents, sister, Sharon (Jack) Long, brothers, Robert (Mary) Waters and Clyde “Tommy” Thomas, Jr., brother-in-law, Jim Burns, nephew, Mike and other aunts and uncles.

Jane Goblirsch

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Jane Elizabeth Goblirsch, age 82, formerly of Sleepy Eye died on September 26, 2014, at Seasons Hospice in Redwood Falls, MN. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30 to 11 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 11:30 am. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Jane Elizabeth Goblirsch, age 82, formerly of Sleepy Eye died on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Season’s Hospice in Redwood Falls, MN.Jane was born April 1, 1932, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Soukup) Goblirsch in Albin Township, Brown County. Most recently, Jane lived at Knollwood Home in Fairfax, MN.

She is survived by her sisters – Mariann Treml of Comfrey, MN, Angela (Robert) Augustin of Comfrey, MN, and Beatrice Goblirsch of Modesto, CA; brothers – Sylan Goblirsch of Comfrey, MN, and Stanley (Joyce) Goblirsch of Ceres, CA and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister – Janette Goblirsch; a brother and sister-in-law – Clarence and Verna Goblirsch; and twin sisters in infancy – Armella and Thecla.

Chad Schmitz

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Chad Edward Schmitz, age 42, of Owatonna, MN, formerly of Sleepy Eye died on September 12, 2014, at his home.

Private family service will be held at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye, on Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.  
On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Chad was born on September 5, 1972 in Sleepy Eye, MN the son of Alfred & Janice Disque Schmitz. He grew up in Sleepy Eye and graduated from Sleepy Eye Public High School in 1991. He attended Willmar Vocational School graduating in 1993. Chad was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He married Jessica Anderson on March 4, 2000, they later divorced in 2008. They were blessed with three children who Chad loved and adored with all of his heart and soul.Survivors include his children, Megan, Riley & Kyle, Waterville MN, his parents, Alfred & Janice Schmitz of Sleepy Eye, siblings & their family, Craig & Recarda Schmitz (Kasey & Kedar) of New Ulm,MN, Cory & Sara Schmitz (Caitlin & Abigail) LeCenter, MN and Chris & Steve Domser (Addison) Killeen, TX and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward & Hildegard Schmitz & August & Velma Disque, aunt, Violet Disque-Dietz, uncle, Richard Disque, uncle Neal Balfany and cousin Jimmy Dietz.

Christine Nelson

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Christine M. Nelson, age 95, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on September 14, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will continue on Thursday from 7:30 am until 9:00 am at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye Chapel.

Service will be held at the Divine Providence Community Chapel in Sleepy Eye on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9:30 am

The clergy will be Father John Pearson. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, MN. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Marian Fischer

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Marian Eleanor Fischer , age 85, of Sleepy Eye died on September 9, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Visitation will be on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel and will continue on Friday from 7:30 am until 11:00 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel. There will be a Parish Prayer Service Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Sleepy Eye, on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:30 amThe clergy will be Monsignor Eugene Lozinski.Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Marian E. Portner Fischer passed away on September 9, 2014 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye with her family by her side.Marian E. (Portner) Fischer was born on May 12, 1929 in Brown County, MN at home to Theodore & Eleanor (Waibel) Portner. Marian married Ervin Fischer on June 6, 1950 at Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Ervin & Marian farmed for 50 years on their farm in Eden Township. In 2008, they moved to their present home in Sleepy Eye. Marian enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, baking, gardening, needlework and was an avid fan of the MN Twins and following her grandchildren’s sports.

Marian is survived by her children, Allen (Carol) of Sleepy Eye, Kelvin (Judy) of New Ulm, Nancy of Sleepy Eye, Beverly of New Ulm, 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, sister, Jody Wieland, brothers, Kenneth (LaVonne) Portner and Ted Portner. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ervin in 2011, grandson, Shane Fischer in 2013, sister, Delores, brothers-in-law, Kenneth Wieland and Ted Helget and sister-in-law, Shirley Portner.

Charles Okerman

Charles Ray Okerman, of Sleepy Eye, died on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

There will be an informal gathering in his honor 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept.10, at his home, 101 Linden St. SE, Sleepy Eye. All who knew him are invited for a time of remembrance. Please no flowers or plants. Memorials preferred to the Brown County Humane Society, New Ulm.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; sons, Matthew, Andy and Ray; and sister, Sandra Maeyaert.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1948, in Slayton, to Herman and Marian Okerman.

Roy Jacobsen

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Roy A. Jacobsen, age 96, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on September 4, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Thursday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Service will be held at the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Evan, MN, on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10:30 am.

The clergy will be Pastor Rebecca Krogstad.

Interment will be at the Prairieville Cemetery, rural Evan, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Roy Albert Jacobsen was born on September 27, 1917 in Eden Township, the son of Hans and Stella (Johnson) Jacobsen. Roy graduated from Sleepy Eye Public High School in 1936. Roy farmed the family farm near Evan all his life and in 1965 started working for Kraft Foods in New Ulm part time. He continued to work for Kraft Foods taking care of the yard and many numerous flower gardens that received many compliments from all who visited Kraft Foods. He retired from Kraft at age 86. Roy and wife Leoris resided on the family farm until moving to Sleepy Eye in 1978. He was a member of the Masonic Temple, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, and the Prairieland Flywheelers tractor club. Roy enjoyed watching the tractor pulls at various towns, collecting and fixing antique tractors, and gardening. He was semi active in the farming events until his health prevented him from doing so.

Roy was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather. Roy is survived by Thomas Jacobsen of Evan and Neal and Audrey Jacobsen of Sleepy Eye. Grandchildren – Jennifer Pidde, Jon (Kate) Jacobsen, Erin (Bryan) Zempel, Derrick Jacobsen, and KaCee (Chris) Zeimer, plus 6 great grandchildren. Roy is also survived by his brother in law – Roger Kleinschmidt of Florida.

Babette Marks

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First Visitation

WhenFriday, September 5th, 2014, 10:00am – 11:00am
Location
Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel

Service Information

When
Friday, September 5th, 2014, 11:00am
Officiating
Pastor John Mitchem
Location
Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel

Babette Nadine Marks was born on August 5, 1960 in Redwood Falls, MN to Gerald and Oradell (Haenze) Fischer. After graduating in 1979 she moved to Hutchinson, MN and worked at Burns Manor, Nash Finch for 18 years and WalMart until her health failed. She liked to play bingo, loved animals, especially her cat Archie and collected Winnie the Pooh and stuffed animals.

She is survived by her mother, Oradell Fischer of Sleepy Eye, brothers, Troy Fischer of Sleepy Eye and Terry Marks of New Ulm. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Marks, step-father, Pork Fischer, brother, Preston Marks in 2011 and her grandparents.

Randall Berkner

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Randall John Berkner , age 89, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on September 2, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 7 pm and will continue on Tuesday from 7:30 until 11:00 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be KC Rosary at 4pm and a Parish Prayer Service at 7pm, both Monday at the funeral home.

Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:30 am.

The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Lozinski.

Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye.

Military honors by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Mary’s School or Church or Divine Providence Community Home.

Randall (Randy) was born on March 5,1925 in Osakis, MN to Harold and Catherine (Huiras) Berkner. As a small child, the family moved to Sleepy Eye where his father started a family farm. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Schools graduating in 1943. Randy enlisted in the United States Army on March 6, 1945, serving in the Pacific Theater. On October 11, 1950, he was united in marriage to Delores (Dolly) Goldschmidt at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. He began working as a mechanic at Del Monte Corporation until he moved onto and bought a family farm. Along with being a grain farmer, he also raised a variety of livestock, focusing mainly on hogs. He retired from farming in 1987. Randy and Dolly spent many summers at their cabin on Potato Lake in Park Rapids, MN. He truly enjoyed fishing and family time around the campfire. In his retirement years he took up golf and was always eager to challenge his sons in a round of golf. He was a quiet, gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor. When he lost Dolly in 1999, he took on many of Dolly’s talents of cooking and gardening. Most of all, his greatest joy was the company of his family. Randy was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus, VFW, American Legion, and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Randy is survived by his six children: Allan (Bonnie) Streamwood, IL, Renae (Neil) Bock, Park Rapids, Dale (Dianne), Brandon, SD, Cindy (Charles) Sobocinski, Park Rapids, Patrick (Patty), and Lynn both of Sleepy Eye, eleven grandchildren, four great grandsons, four step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and one step great-great grandson, sister, Ramona Ricke of Blue Earth, two step brothers David (Sandy) Runing, White Bear Lake, and Curt Runing, Coggon, IA, several nieces and nephews. Randy is also survived by Dolly’s family: brothers-in-law: Gerald (Olive) Hutchinson, Marvin (Bernice) St. James, Milo (Rosie) Lake Lillian and sisters, Carol Jean (Roger) Hengel and Sister Audrey Goldschmidt, both of Sleepy Eye, brothers-in-law, Eddie Jungers, El Centro, CA, and Tom Haas, Camarillo, CA. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Dolly, his parents and step mother Cecilia (Runing), brothers and sisters-in-law, Myron (Pearl) and Richard (Barbara), and sister Barbara (Bernard Bertrand / Linus Grathwohl), brother-in-law Bill Ricke, step sister-in-law Mary Runing and infant sister Rosemary. Also preceding him in death from Dolly’s family are her parents, Leo and Elizabeth Goldschmidt, sisters-in-law: Rollie Jungers and Darlene Haas, brother-in-law Jim Goldschmidt, Dolly’s infant brother Donald, and her nephew Steve Goldschmidt.

Lester Flom

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Lester Edward Flom, age 88 of rural Dennison, died at his home on Saturday, August 16, 2014 of pulmonary fibrosis.
Lester was born July 21, 1926 on the family farm in rural Dennison near Sogn to John L. and Inga (Kolstad) Flom. He was the grandson of Lars and Ingeborg Flom and Christian and Gertrude Kolstad, both pioneer settlers in the Little Cannon Valley.
He was sure he grew up in the best place a boy could. He had hills and woods to explore, hunt and ski. The river was for swimming, fishing and skating.
Lester attended school at District 52, a one room country school. Later he attended high school in Cannon Falls and the School of Agriculture in St. Paul. He spent seven years in the U.S. Navy and was an overseas veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict. He traveled the Pacific from Alaska to Australia and from California to China with many interesting stops. Lester was in China before it became a communist country. In the spring of 1945 diplomats from all over the world gathered in San Francisco to form a new worldwide organization. Lester was assigned to a group providing security and support for them. The new organization was called the United Nations. They were sure this organization could prevent wars in the future.
In 1948 he was involved in the testing of atomic bombs six, seven and eight in the Marshall Islands.
Lester began farming March 15, 1952 on the land where his parents and grandparents farmed before him. On June 21, 1952 Lester married Doris Quam at Urland Church. They were truly farming partners.
Lester enjoyed many fly-in fishing trips to Canada. He also enjoyed hunting caribou, elk, deer and antelope. He was a Twins and Vikings fan.
Lester was an avid reader. Even as a boy he thought a book was a great gift. Since retiring he had checked out more than 1500 books from the Cannon Falls Public Library.
He is survived by Doris, his wife of 62 years; five children, Julie (Gary) Warner, Pam (Steve) Tralle, Kathy (Daryl) Bergs, Eric (Melanie) Flom, and Evan (Mary Ann) Flom; six grandchildren, four step grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Gladys Berquam, Emma Berquam, Alice Ross, and Myrtle Cummings; and brothers, twins Joseph and Johnny Flom.

Visitation will be Friday, August 22 from 5-8 p.m. at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Urland Lutheran Church in rural Cannon Falls, where he was baptized, confirmed and married. Interment with military honors will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Urland Lutheran Church.

Active pallbearers will be nephews, Darryl Flom, Robert Flom, Richard Berquam, Robert Banks, David Flom and Jeffrey Jacobson. Honorary pallbearers will be Harland Berquam, Jim Berquam, Allen Berquam, John Flom, Leslie Flom, and his Godchildren, Nancy Flom Ryan, Dennis Flom, Russell Urevig, Beth Sviggum Kapner, Debbie Fremouw Huber, and Becky Quam Phillips. – See more at: http://www.lundbergfuneral.com/obituary/Lester-E.-Flom/Dennison-MN/1410506#sthash.BACEYCfO.dpuf