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Ronald H. Clausen, 76 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:31

 “Did I ever tell you about that guy? You know, that guy that made everyone laugh, who always had a joke to tell, and always told the best stories?”

His name was Ronald H. Clausen. “Ronnie” was born on April 26, 1939 to Herbert and Evelyn (Krueger) Clausen in Mankato, MN. He was raised in the Pemberton area, where he attended school. As he was going into his senior year of high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1958, where he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. He served until his honorable discharge in 1961. 

Ronald married the love of his life, Lois (Brandvold) on July 9, 1960, at the LeSueur River Lutheran Church in New Richland. “Smartest thing I’ve ever done” he would say. The couple was blessed with 54 years of marriage. “Love Ya Much,” one Clausen would say to the other. This saying was eventually carried on by their children and grandchildren.

O'Dean L. Miller, 77 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 June 2015 19:30

Remembering the life of O’Dean L. Miller….

Funeral Services for O’Dean L. Miller of New Richland will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 2 p.m. at  St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, in New Richland. The Reverend Scott Williams will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Military honors accorded by New Richland Veteran’s Organization. Visitation will be from 4–7 p.m. on Tuesday at Bonnerup-Friedrich Funeral Home in New Richland, and one hour before the service at the church.

O’Dean died on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester at the age of 77.

O’Dean Lorenz Miller was born to Lorenz and Leila (Krueger) Miller on September 3, 1937, in Byron Township on the home place, a century farm, where he lived his entire life.

He graduated from New Richland High School with the class of 1955.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:32
Shirley A. Burton, 62 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:01

Remembering the life of Shirley A. Burton..

Memorial services for Shirley A. Burton of Albert Lea, formerly of Blooming Prairie and New Richland, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, at the First Congregational Church of New Richland. The Reverend Kent Otterman will officiate.  Interment will be in LeSueur River Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may visit with family from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday at, Friedrich Funeral Home, New Richland,  and one hour before the service at the church.

Shirley died on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. She was 62.

She was born on January 15, 1953, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Ralph and Margella (Bakken) Besser.

Betty Marie Eastvold, 64 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 June 2015 12:29

Funeral services for Betty Marie Eastvold, of Northwood, ND, were held on Friday, June 12 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Northwood. 

Betty passed away at home on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born on January 11, 1951, in Northwood, ND, to Enoch and Madeline (Wasness) Thorsgard. After high school she attended Golden Valley Lutheran College, where she met Lonney Eastvold. They were married on August 9, 1969. They farmed near Hartland, MN and Spring Grove, MN until the fall of 2010, when they moved to a farm near Northwood, ND.

Alberta M. (Leonhardi) Van Hal, 89 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:23

Funeral services for Alberta M. (Leonhardi) Van Hal will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Community Lutheran Church, in Geneva. The Rev. Dr. Kristen Venne will officiate. Visitation will be held from 12:30 until the time of the service at the church. Interment will take place at Hollandale Cemetery.

Alberta Margaret (Leonhardi) Van Hal, age 89 died peacefully on May 31, 2015.

She was born in Albert Lea on September 7, 1925 to Albert and Cora (Steele) Leonhardi of Alden. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church of Alden.Alberta Graduated from Alden High School and Minneapolis Business College.  She worked at Wilsons in Albert Lea and Federated Mutual Insurance Co. of Owatonna.

Alberta married Walter Van Hal on September 20, 1953. They farmed together near Hollandale until 1979, when they moved to Geneva. During their 40 years together, they enjoyed woodworking, crafts, playing cards, snowmobiling, and traveling to all states in the union. They belonged to an RV camping club, where they spent most of their weekends.


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