Celestine “Sally” Maiers

Celestine “Sally” Mary Sieve Maiers, age 96, of Sleepy Eye died on August 19, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Visitation will be on Friday from 5 to 8 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Saturday from 9:00 am until 10:30 am at the church.

Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:30 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.

A complete notice will follow.

Linus Krzmarzick

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Linus G. Krzmarzick , age 93, of Sleepy Eye, MN died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, August 18, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and will continue on Friday from 7:30 until 10 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye.

Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:30 am.

The clergy will be Msgr. 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, MN.

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

Linus George Krzmarzick was born May 11, 1921 in Prairieville Township to Joseph and Emma (Hartneck) Krzmarzick. He attended school District #36 and St. Mary’s school in Sleepy Eye. On October 21, 1942, Linus married Angeline Kral at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm, MN. He and Angeline lived on the Krzmarzick family farm in Prairieville Township for almost 66 years. Together they raised 14 children. In September of 2008, he and Angeline moved into Divine Providence Community Home after he was diagnosed with cancer. He was an over 5 year cancer survivor. Linus was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Aid Society. He was involved with 4-H, a member of the Fraternity of Eagles and a delegate for AMPI Creamery for 12 years. Linus loved his farm, the dairy cows and doing field work. He enjoyed playing cards, going to fairs and parades. He loved music, encouraging his children to play an instrument. He was so proud of his sons playing concertinas, drums and guitar for many events which included dances and church picnics. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by children, Elaine (Jim) Mickelson of Springfield, Luverne (Rosie) Krzmarzick, Dennis (Diane) Krzmarzick, Alvin (Barb) Krzmarzick, Shirley (Tony) Schroepfer, Eugene (Julie) Krzmarzick, Brenda (Tom) Schroepfer, Kathy (Steve) Wersal and Leon (Kim) Krzmarzick, all of Sleepy Eye, Dianne (Mel) Alfred and Sharon (Roger) Hoffmann of New Ulm, Cletus Krzmarzick of Gibbon, Debra (Paul) Schmitz of St. James, LuAnn (Shawn) Reynolds of Mankato; 39 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Dolores Sellner of New Ulm, Dorothy Krzmarzick of Sleepy Eye, Marion Schroepfer of Lamberton; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerome (Dolores) Kral of Sleepy Eye; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Angeline on January 17, 2011, his parents, daughter-in-law, Debbie Sue Krzmarzick, grandson, Jamie Krzmarzick, great grandson, Ethan Alfred, sisters, Agnes Kessler, Martha Moldan, Irene Utz, Gladys Hoffmann and Alyce Schumacher; a brother, Sylvester; and a brother and sister in infancy. 

Melvin Rose

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Melvin A. Rose, age 87, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on August 14, 2014, at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, MN.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will continue on Wednesday from 7:30 am until 10:00 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel.

There will be a Parish Prayer Service on Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye.

Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye on Wednesday at 10:30 am

The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. 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 atwww.sturmfh.com.

A complete obituary will be emailed on Sunday.

Leonard Pries

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Leonard Pries, 96, of New Ulm died Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Monsignor Douglas Grams celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Saturday. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is in charge of the arrangements.

Leonard is survived by a sister, LaDonna Sacker of Canada; nieces; nephews; great nieces; and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Pries; two sisters; and one brother.

Leonard John Pries was born on June 6, 1918 in Home Township, Brown County to Carl and Rose (Weiss) Pries. On April 16, 1941 he was united in marriage to Margaret Wiesner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. They farmed in Courtland Township, Nicollet County. In 1961 they moved to New Ulm. Leonard then worked part time at Griebel Implement and the Hauenstein Brewery in New Ulm. He enjoyed fishing with his wife. Leonard was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. www.mvfh.org.

Lois Bloemke

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Lois Vianna Jones was born December 19, 1931, at Redwood Falls, MN, the daughter of Harold & Lillian (Hammond) Jones. Lois grew up in the Sleepy Eye area where she attended school through the eighth grade. She worked as a waitress before getting married. On September 2, 1952, she was united in marriage to Eugene Bloemke in Fairfax, MN. The couple made their home in Springfield until 1967 when they moved to New Ulm. In 1979 they moved to St. James and she has lived here since. Lois loved children, she did baby sitting out of her home for many years. Lois was a homemaker and mom, she loved to bake. She was known for her apple bars, chocolate chip cookies and Special K bars. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Lois is survived by her children, Tom & Lynda Bloemke of Anaheim, CA, Kathy & Perry Kraus of St. James, Greg & Brenda Bloemke of Castle Rock, CO, Mike Bloemke of St. James, Connie Reinke & Randy Schmidt of Carlton, Patty & Donald Rotert of St. James, grandchildren, Melissa, Melanie, Mandy, Marcy, Mackenzie, Jeremy, Holly, Danny, Seth, Blake and Heather, and many brothers and sisters. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and 5 brothers and sisters and several in-laws.

Mary Wensauer

Mary Jane Wensauer, age 55, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on August 5, 2014, at her home.

Visitation will be on Friday from 3 to 7 pm and will continue on Saturday from 7:30 until 10 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a parish prayer service at 6pm Friday at the funeral home.
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Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

The clergy will be Father Andy Michels. 

Interment will be at the Home Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye at a later date.

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

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

Mary Jane was born on November 17, 1958 in Brown County, MN the daughter of Marvin J. & Dorothy (Deinken) Sellner. She grew up and graduated from Sleepy Eye public High School. She married Michael Wensauer on August 25, 1979, they were later divorced. Mary worked at Bic Graphics in Sleepy Eye for over three decades. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Mary enjoyed cooking, baking, cleaning, taking care of others, flower gardening, long walks, bike rides and especially spending time with her children, friends and dogs, Shiloh and Bentley.

Survivors include her children, Danielle Wensauer (fiancé, Chris Hose), Shaun Wensauer, special friend, Marlin Tauer all of Sleepy Eye, father Marvin,  siblings, Debbie (Tim) Breuer of Albert Lea, Barb (Stan) Siegle of Eagle Lake, Vicki Kronabetter of Phoenix, Brad (Suzie) Sellner of Sleepy Eye and Lori Sellner of Sleepy Eye and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and mother, Dorothy Sellner.

Patricia Seifert

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Patricia Louise Seifert, 83, Sleepy Eye, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, surrounded by her whole family, at the Sleepy Eye Medical Center. 

Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm and will continue on Thursday from 7:30 until 10 am at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye.

Funeral Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 10:30 am

The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Losinski

Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Email condolences may be sent at www.sturmfh.com

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

Patricia “Patt” was born April 26, 1931, at the family farm in Easton, to Charles and Louise (Stencil) O’Rourke. She grew up in Sleepy Eye and was a member of the St. Mary’s class of 1949. On Nov. 8, 1949, Patricia married Stanley “Sonny” Seifert at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy and together they raised six children. Patt was a dedicated farm wife, homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She had a great sense of humor and her greatest joy was being surrounded by her family listening to everyone’s stories. Her wonderful sense of humor was passed down to each of us and we will treasure our gift of laughter forever. Patt was so proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed celebrating St. Patrick’s Day throughout the years.
Patt is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Sonny; her children, Carey and special friend Arla Dockter, Christine (Dan) Hoffmann, Craig “Mike” Seifert, Candy (Mike) Helget, Cathy (Randy) Ludewig and Connie (Don) Schroepfer, all of Sleepy Eye; grandchildren, Heather (Troy) Barnes, Holly (Brian) Christensen, Hannah (Scott) Peterson, Aaron (Jamie) Seifert, Adam (Marisa) Seifert, Collin Seifert, Allie Seifert, Dustin (Becky) Helget, Kaily and fiancée Anthony Hauck, Joe (Jessica) Ludewig, Kate Ludewig, Matt (Holly) Ludewig, David Ludewig, Sonni Sellner, Mikail Sellner and Megan Schroepfer; great-grandchildren, Brynn Barnes, Caleb, Kyle and Kyson Christensen, Calista and Caela Peterson, Avery and Harper Seifert, Claire Seifert, Olivia and Dylan Simonson, Jadon, Kaija and Lily Ludewig, Ashton Lipinski, Kaleigh and Weslie Schuck and Isabella Helget; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Dean (Charlene) O’Rourke, Denny (Margo) O’Rourke, Mary Kanelos, Beatrice (Ed) Neves, Carmel Bennett and Joette (Bill) King. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles O’Rourke; mother, Louise O’Rourke Miscevich; and brother, Charles O’Rourke.

Leonard Lowinske

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Leonard E. Lowinske, age 89, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on August 2, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Visitation will be on Thursday, August 7, 2014, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye.

Service will be held at the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye on Thursday at 1:00 pm.

The clergy will be Pastor Chris Cordes.

Interment will be at the Home 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

Leonard Emil was born on February 9, 1925 in Sleepy Eye the son of Fred & Minnie (Seidl) Lowinske. He grew up and attended school in Sleepy Eye. Leonard enlisted in the US army on March 30, 1945 and served until his honorable discharge in December of 1946. Leonard worked for the Sasse family farm and also drove truck for a cement company in New Ulm. He married Lylla Dietz on April 16th 1952 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The couple made their home in Sleepy Eye. Leonard enjoyed fishing and bowling. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and VFW in Sleepy Eye.

 

Survivors include his sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife in 2007, brothers, Pete & Ed and a sister in childhood.

 

Lola Robertson

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Lola Virginia (Hansen) Robertson, age 94, of Sleepy Eye, MN passed away on August 2, 2014, at Sleepy Eye Care Center.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 8:30 to 10:30 am at the Faith United Methodist Church, Sleepy Eye.

Service will be held at the Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye on Friday at 10:30 am

The clergy will be Pastor John Mitchem. 

Interment will be at the Home 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.

Lola was born in Prairieville Township, Brown County, MN on September 20, 1919 to Laura (Christensen) and Robert C. Hansen. Lola was married to Ronald (Red) Robertson on April 12, 1941. They lived in Springfield, MN, in their early marriage, and then made their home in Sleepy Eye when Ronald returned from service in WWII.

Lola was a teacher in rural schools for about 20 years. She later worked at the Farmer’s Elevator and was the Director at Ross Park Apartments until her retirement in 1983. She was an avid reader; especially interested in history. She traveled to many places in the world after she retired and enjoyed those trips immensely. 

Lola was a long time member of the Union Congregational Church and later, Faith United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer at the Brown County and Sleepy Eye Historical Societies. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Sleepy Eye GFWC Woman’s Club, United Methodist Women, and many other organizations.

Lola was a very loving, generous person, and especially enjoyed spending time with family. She was dearly loved by her extended family of nieces and nephews and all of their extended families, and will be greatly missed by all of them.

Lola is survived by nieces Sharon Sommers and Joan (Dale) Smith, Faribault; Janet Petermann, Savage; Carol (Allen) Fischer, Sleepy Eye; and nephews Jon (Kathy) Hansen, Faribault; Burton (Shelley) Hansen, Colorado Springs, CO; and William (Deb) Hansen, Rosemount and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Lola was preceded in death by parents; husband Ronald (Red) in 1971; sisters Leola and Beulah (Guhlke) brothers Lester and Herbert, niece Lois (Guhlke) Gustafson, nephews Arnold Guhlke and Robert Hansen.

Father Leonard Jenniges

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Father Leonard John Jenniges, age 91, of Wanda died on July 28, 2014, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 1, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the St. Mathias Catholic Church in Wanda, MN and will continue on Saturday from 9:00 am until 10:00 am at the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso, MN.  There will be a Parish Prayer Service and Rosary on Friday at 7:00 PM at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Wanda.

Service will be held at the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso, MN on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:00 am.

The clergy will be Father Anthony Hesse. Interment will be at the St. Mathias Catholic Cemetery in Wanda, MN.

A luncheon and reception will be held on Saturday following the burial at the Wanda American Legion Hall in Wanda, MN.

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

Father Leonard John Jenniges was born on March 1, 1923, in Waterbury Township, Redwood County, the son of John J. and Caroline (Aufterheide) Jenniges. He attended grade school in Wanda and 3 years at Lamberton High School. He went on to Nazareth Hall Seminary and St. Paul Seminary and was ordained on June 5, 1948, at St. Paul Cathedral. He was assigned to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. Father Leonard returned to Nazareth Hall as a teacher for 18 years where he taught German, Greek, and Latin among other duties. He was assigned to St. John the Baptist Church in Savage, MN for 17 ½ years, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in LeCenter, MN for 9 years and returned to Wanda in 1993. As a young man, Leonard played baseball for the Wanda team, has been a member of the Knights of Columbus in 1943, and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, reading, and watching sports – especially high school and college.

He died on Monday, July 28, 2014, at the age of 91 years at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Father Leonard is survived by his sisters – Bertha Altermatt of Wanda, Elaine Rohlik of Wanda, and Jean Deutsch of Ellsworth, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers – Vincent, Clair, Austin, Valentine, Wilfred, and baby John in infancy; and a sister – Gertrude Jenniges.