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Lee E. Bass, 81 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 April 2016 14:08

Lee Emerson Bass, 81, of Owatonna, formerly of Hope, passed away April 10, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. Lee was born February 10, 1935, in Westbrook, MN. He was the son of Harrison and Dorothy (Berger) Bass.

Lee graduated from Westbrook High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Lee was united in marriage to Marlys Leske on May 12, 1957, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Buffalo Lake, MN. He managed the Hope Elevator from 1960 to 1976. He later worked at various grain companies and retired from Jennie-O-Turkey Store.

 
Terence Austin Leonard Dosh, 85 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 April 2016 16:07

Terence Austin Leonard Dosh died of Parkinson’s Thursday, April 7, 2016, believing: “Whether in life or in death we belong to God.”

Terry was born in St Paul on Nov 22, 1930, the sixth of seven children born into the loving family of Charles M and Lilly Olson Dosh. 

He was nurtured in Catholic parishes and schools (St. Helena Mpls.) until he moved to St John’s in Collegeville (1944) for Prep School and University. An avid sportsman and curious, passionate student, he applied his scholarship as a social justice activist. He became a Benedictine Oblate Nov 21, 1945 (Gregory). On July 11, 1950 he joined the monastic community, receiving the name Leonard. He was ordained a priest June 1, 1957 and taught at St John’s Prep and University and St. Ben’s in St. Joseph, MN. He shared his enthusiasm and vast knowledge of history, geography and art with his students being mentored by Fr Walter Reger. He served as prefect, Oblate director and publisher of the Oblate newsletter.

 
Viola J. Klomp, 93 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 April 2016 12:23

The funeral service for Viola J. Klomp, 93, of New Richland, MN and formerly of Stewartville, MN, will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Byron Meline officiating. Burial  and a committal service will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville. Mrs. Klomp died on Friday, April 8, 2016 of natural causes at the New Richland Care Center, where she had resided since December of 2010.

Viola June Lange was born on June 16, 1922 in Harmony, MN, to Friebert and Sarah (Miller) Lange. She grew up on the family farm and attended country and Harmony schools. She helped on the family farm and was employed as a clerk at the Johnson Grocery Store in Harmony.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 April 2016 12:27
 
Troy D. Luoma, 49 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:50

Troy Donald Luoma, aged 49, of Hartland, MN and recently of East Hampton, CT, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

Troy was born in Minneapolis, MN on June 6, 1966. He graduated from New Richland High School, and subsequently joined the United States Army as a Small Arms Repairman. Troy served with the 503rd Maintenance Company in Panama and Honduras, and later as Military Police with the 18th MP Brigade in Saudi Arabia and Iraq under operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2016 14:04
 
Darrol H. Sponberg, 83 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 March 2016 17:16

Darrol Herbert Sponberg died on Friday March 25, 2016 at the New Richland Care Center where he was loved and cared for by a wonderful staff. He was 83 years old.

Darrol was born on September 23, 1932 on the Sponberg farm, homesteaded by his great-grandfather in 1871, to Herbert and Lucille (Olson) Sponberg. He attended country school and New Richland High School. He graduated from Tucson, AZ High School where the family moved to because of his sister’s health. Later, he was made an honorary member of the New Richland Class of 1950.

He attended college at the University of Minnesota Farm Campus for only a short time because his parents were injured in a traffic accident and he was needed to help on the farm. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1953 and served in Korea toward the end of the war.

 
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