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James E. 'Jim' Bushlack, 79 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 January 2015 16:31

Funeral services for James “Jim” E. Bushlack of New Richland, MN, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the All Saints Catholic Church in New Richland, MN. Father Adam McMillan will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Friedrich Funeral Home in New Richland and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, New Richland.

James died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center. He was 79 years of age.

Jim was born July 21, 1935 in Faribault County the son of Joseph and Clara (Dulas) Bushlack.  He served his country in the US Army from 1955 thru 1957. On May 5, 1959 he was united in marriage to Lois L. Schulz at St Casmir Catholic Church in Wells, MN.

Betty Jean Miller, 72 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 January 2015 16:46

Funeral services for Betty Jean Miller of Freeborn, formerly of New Richland, MN and Minneapolis, MN, will be held on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in New Richland, the Rev. Scott Williams officiating, and on January 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca, MN, the Rev. Stephen Blenkush officiating.

Betty passed from this world on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, MN, at the age of 72.

Betty was born on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1942 at the University of Minnesota Hospital, the daughter of Algot (“Jack”) and Edith (Lamprecht) Jackson of Minneapolis, MN. She started and ended her life at the University of Minnesota with the donation of her body to science.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:02
Donald K. Batt, 81 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 January 2015 20:00

Memorial services for Donald Keith Batt, age 81, of Hartland will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Hartland Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Shawn Stafford will officiate. Interment will be in the Hartland Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by members of the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Donald died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Community, two days before his 82nd birthday.

Marvin Sanford Swenson, 89 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:43

Marvin Sanford Swenson, 89 of Waseca, died on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Mankato.

Born in Waseca County, MN on August 8, 1925, Marvin was the son of Carl and Hilda (Larson) Swenson.  He grew up on a farm in Otisco Township and was baptized and confirmed at the Vista Covenant Church.  He attended school at District 48, Otisco Township and later graduated from New Richland High School in 1943.  He served in the US Navy at the end of World War II as a radioman aboard the USS Adams.  Marvin married Delores Peterson and they lived on the family farm in Otisco Township where they raised four children before divorcing.  He then married Phyllis Meyers and later divorced.  On December 20, 1975, he married Winifred Halverson.  Together they resided in Otisco until moving to Waseca in 1999.  Occupations throughout his lifetime included farming, creamery work, salesman for National Motor Club, manager for Midland Co-Op, shipping clerk for Mishek Company, and long time manager of the Waseca F.O.E. club.  Marvin was an avid sports fan who played baseball for the New Richland Cardinals and also played on many softball teams.  He also bowled one perfect 300 game in March of 1977.  He loved playing cards, pool, and word games.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 16:32
Ann M. Klemmensen, 85 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 12:39

Ann M. Klemmensen, 85, of Ellendale, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Koda Living Community. 

Ann was born August 23, 1929 on the family farm in Berlin Township, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Anderson) Thompson.   She was baptized on September 22, 1929 and confirmed her faith on June 18, 1944.  She attended and graduated from Ellendale High School. Ann was united in marriage to Donald “Bill” Klemmensen on June 11, 1947.  The couple farmed on Ann’s family farm for many years.  Bill died December 20, 2011.

Ann was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Ellendale where she taught Sunday school and was also a member of the church choir.  She was an avid reader.  Music played a great part of her life.  She particularly enjoyed old time music and she taught herself how to play the harmonica. She enjoyed quilting and dancing and enjoyed spending time with her coffee friends.  Most importantly though was her family.  She loved being with them at every opportunity.   Bill and Ann enjoyed their travels to Europe, Asia, Hawaii, South America, and Caribbean Cruises.  

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 16:32

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