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Donald J. McQuarie, age 65, of Faribault, died on Monday, March 5, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services will be at the First Baptist Church, Faribault, on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Daniel D. Mead officiating.  Interment will be held at the Sakatah Cemetery, Waterville.

Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

Donald J., the son of Frederick and Doris (Nelson) McQuarie was born on February 23, 1947.  He was formerly by Rice County Day Activity Center.

He is survived by his two sisters, Sharon (and Russell) Schiell of Ellendale and Sherill (and James) Golombeski of Morristown; one niece, Shannon (and Lee) Velky of Solon, IA; three nephews, Jason (and Barb) Kane of Owatonna, Justin (and Vanessa) Kane of Faribault, Shane (and Nikki) Schiell of Ellendale and Ryan (and Jillian) Schiell of Owatonna; five great nieces; four great nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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The funeral service for Evelyn Smith will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, at First Congregational Church in New Richland. The Reverend Cherie Daniel will officiate. A visitation will be held on Friday, March 2, from 4-8 at Friedrich’s Funeral Home in New Richland, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.

Evelyn died on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the New Richland Care Center. She was 84 years old.

Evelyn was born on February 14, 1928 to Floyd and Gertrude (Bethke) Haushahn and lived her whole life in New Richland. She graduated from New Richland High School and attended the Naeve Nursing School and earned her degree. On April 12, 1949 she married Dale Smith and had three children. Evelyn worked at Dr. Olds’ office in New Richland as a nurse for over 25 years as well as at the New Richland Care Center, Country Neighbors, and Birdseye Foods. She was a member of the Freeborn Congregational United Church of Christ.

She enjoyed painting and teaching ceramics, embroidery, reading, gardening as well as following all the Minnesota sports teams. She loved spending time with family and going to any sporting events that her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren participated in.

Evelyn is preceded in death by both her parents; and husband Dale Smith.

She is survived by three children, Barbara (Larry) Thompson of New Richland MN, Julie (Daniel) Economy of New Richland MN, Diane Smith of Mankato, MN; grandchildren, Loc (Dung) Nguyen, Mitchell (Stacy) Thompson, Adrienne (Andre) Sloan, Alexandra (Bryan) Hennekens, Elizabeth (Chad) Neitzel, Matthew Economy; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Andrew, Amanda, Hunter, Zoie, Isaiah, Joelle, Zachary, Kaeden, Brynlee; sisters, Arlene Pfeffer of New Richland, MN, Jackie Braulik of Owatonna, MN; special friends Linda and Dale Young of New Richland; nieces and nephews; and many other loving friends.

Funeral services for Ellis N. (Ollie) Reese of Ellendale, MN, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the First Lutheran Church in Ellendale, MN. Pastor Richard L. Sliper will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Bonnerup Funeral Service in Ellendale and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, Ellendale, MN.

Ollie died on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center. She was 87 years of age.

Ellis was born June 13, 1924 in Waseca, MN, the daughter of Erick and Clara Wobschall. She attended public school in Waseca County. On July 11, 1941 she was united in marriage to Harold G. Reese at the LeSeuer River Lutheran Church.

Ollie was a resident of the Ellendale area all of her married life. She was an active member of the First Lutheran Church participating in the Altar Guild and Church Circle. Ollie worked for Red Snapper Co., Ollie Cole Dress Shop, Pete and Rub’s and Lerbergs.  For over 25 years, she worked as a sales clerk for the JC Penny Store in Owatonna, MN. She was also a member of the Eagles Club.

Ollie enjoyed gardening, camping and would do sewing and alterations for others out of her home.

Ollie is survived by her daughters; Helen Schmidt of Ellendale, MN, and Darlene (Ronald) Christensen of Lincoln, NB. Grandchildren; Julie (DeWayne) Roberts, Jim (Mary) Brocker, Jane (Alan) Melander, Mike (Peggy) Christensen, great grandchildren; Cassandra, Nicolas, Jake, Jessica, Mercedes, Corbin, Caleb, Tyler and Brianna. Also surviving is one brother; Wallace (Marge) Wobschall of Austin, MN, and one sister Mae Hightshoe of Cannon Falls, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, son in law Chuck Schmidt, three sisters , five brothers, one brother in infancy and three grandchildren in infancy.

Betty Patricia Bang, 86, of Owatonna died on February 24, 2012, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Meriden, Minn.

Betty was born on Oct. 26, 1925, in Lemond Township to Arthur & Nettie (Zimmerman) Sutlief. Betty graduated from New Richland High School in 1943. She worked as a waitress and a hair dresser for most of her life.

Survivors include her three daughters, Donna (Al) Miller of Waseca, Diana (Andy) Dauk of Janesville, Darlene (Homer) Christensen of Litchfield; three sons, Dale (Betty) McShane of Waseca, David Bang of Owatonna, Michael Bang of Owatonna; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Darla; her husband, Stanley Bang; a brother and three sisters.

Private funeral services will be held with interment in Woodville Cemetery, Waseca. Arrangements completed with the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, Owatonna. Condolences may be expressed at

Avis Marie DeRaad, age 91 of Waseca, formerly of Clarks Grove, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Mayo Health System Waseca.

Born in Clarks Grove on July 22, 1920, Avis was the daughter of Albert and Helen (Larsen) Larson.  She attended school in Albert Lea, and graduated in 1937.  She married Eldert DeRaad on January 10, 1944 in Clarks Grove.  She had been a member of First Baptist Church in both Clarks Grove and in Albert Lea during her life.  Avis enjoyed baking, decorating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Avis is survived by her children, Karen Nielsen of Waseca, Dale (Cindy) DeRaad of Waseca, Max (Sharon) DeRaad of Forest Lake, Lori (Terry) Fuller of Waseca, Keith (Cyndy) DeRaad of Bloomington, and Mary Ortiz of Stewartville; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Lorraine Larson, Maureen Larson, and June Larson; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband; one son, Dennis; one son-in-law, Paul Nielsen; two granddaughters, Melissa and Sara DeRaad; and four brothers, Robert and his wife Deloris, Charles, Ralph, and John Larson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove, with Rev. Jamie Cameron officiating.  A private family interment will take place before the service at Clarks Grove Cemetery.