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Funeral services for Elinore M. Possin, age 92, of New Richland, Minnesota, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1001 9th Ave. SE, Waseca, Minnesota. President Bradley Donnor will conduct the service. Interment will be at St. Peter Cemetery in New Richland.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com. 

Elinore died Sunday, November 5, 2017 at The Beacon in New Richland.

Elinore M. Possin was born September 16, 1925 in Blue Earth, Minnesota, the daughter of Julius and Martha (Martin) Prescher.  She attended school in Wells and then Blue Earth, when the family moved there.  On June 23, 1944, Elinore married Erwin F.W. Possin in Mapleton, MN. Elinore and Erwin farmed near New Richland.  After retirement, they lived in Hartland.  Later she moved back to the farm before moving into The Beacon in New Richland.  Elinore enjoyed genealogy and family history, reading, gardening, and traveling.  She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She spent time volunteering at the New Richland Care Center.

Eleanor “Ellie” Jean Anderson, 84, of Owatonna, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Prairie Manor Care Center. 

She was born February 1, 1933 in Lemond Township the daughter of Herbert and Mabel (Hanson) Wodrich. Eleanor graduated from Ellendale High School.  She married Arthur Anderson June 16, 1954 at Zion Lutheran Church. The couple farmed with Art's dad and lived on the farm near Bixby.  In 1966, they moved from the farm to Bixby. Eleanor worked for Tincher Peterson Sincock Insurance Agency before starting her 25 year career with Jostens and later worked for Mast Machining in Bixby. Following her husbands death, Eleanor moved to Owatonna where she worked for Barker Law Office and United Way.

Eleanor was a member of Senior Place and bowled in league for several years.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church until moving to Bixby and then became a member of First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie.  

Eleanor enjoyed dancing, playing cards, crocheting, watching polka dancing on TV, playing games on her computer and spending time with her family.  She also enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino with friends.

Betty Mae Berg, formerly of New Richland, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Whispering Oak in Ellendale. She was 93 years old.

Betty was born on October 5, 1924 to parents George and Ella (Christenson) Anderson in Winona, Minnesota. She was raised in New Richland and graduated from New Richland High School. After graduation, Betty moved to Washington D.C. for three years to work as a file clerk with the FBI.

On October 28, 1945 she married Oscar “Buddy” Berg and they made their home in New Richland. She was an active member at LeSueur River Lutheran Church.

Betty was a homemaker for many years before employment at E.F. Johnson and Brown Printing in Waseca. She retired and became a travel guide for Waseca County Tours. She had a love for traveling and visited many parts of Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, and the U.S. Her other hobbies included shopping, reading, and spending time with her family. Betty also belonged to the Legion Auxiliary.

 Funeral services for Thomas Wayne Wasmoen, age 74, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake. Rev. Peter Soli of Concordia Lutheran and Rev. Don Malinsky, Chaplain of St. John’s Lutheran Community will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com. 

Tom died Thursday, November 2, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease at Cottagewood Senior Community in Rochester.

Thomas Wayne Wasmoen was born March 22, 1943 at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, the son of George and Nylene (Hanson) Wasmoen. He grew up in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School.

On December 8, 1962, he married Paulette Schwemmler. They lived in Albert Lea for a short time before moving to their farm in rural Albert Lea where he farmed until his retirement. He also worked at Streaters for a short time.

Tom was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake. He served on the Church Board, Conger Creamery Board, and served for the Freeborn County Dairy Association. He was an avid Twins, Vikings, and Gophers fan.He was a member of the Southern Minnesota Parkinson’s Support Group. Tom loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and watching them in their activities and sports. He enjoyed bowling in Kiester, snowmobiling, fishing, playing blackjack, loved traveling and spending time at his cabin near Detroit Lakes. Tom was proud to be an instigator of Landmark for the former Albert Lea High School by the class of ’61.

Herman William Miller, 88, of rural Waldorf, Minnesota, was called home by his Savior Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Mapleton Community Home after a short battle with cancer. A funeral service with military honors by the Waldorf American Legion Post #587 to celebrate a life well lived will be held Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Waldorf, MN, where he has been a faithful member for over 64 years; Pastor Michael Mathews officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Burial will be at the First Lutheran Cemetery in Waldorf. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. The family prefers memorials to First Lutheran Church in Waldorf. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.

Herman William Miller was the fourth of five children born July 16, 1929, to Wilhelm and Emma (Bareiss) Miller in rural Good Thunder. He was baptized on August 11, 1929, and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 2, 1945, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Good Thunder. He attended school in rural Good Thunder and served his country as a Corporal in the Korean War from April 10, 1951, until his honorable discharge on January 10, 1953.