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James Raymond Miller, 77 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 February 2015 14:59

James Raymond Miller, age 77 of Waseca, died on Friday, January 30, 2015 as a respite patient at Rivers Edge Hospital in St. Peter.

Born on February 27, 1937 in Wilton Township, Waseca County, Minnesota, he was the son of Raymond A. and Esther (Kaiser) Miller. He attended rural Waseca County School District #22 before graduating from New Richland High School. He later received his Associate’s Degree from the U of MN-Waseca. After high school, Jim served in the US Navy in the Pacific. He had been stationed on the USS Brinkley Bass DD887. Jim married Juanita Steege on June 20, 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pine Island. Jim worked at Midland Elevator in Waseca from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. He later worked as a boiler engineer at Mankato State University for 33 years before retiring in 2001. Jim also farmed the family farm for 41 years.

Laurene Maude Sommers, 95 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 January 2015 12:37

Laurene M. Sommers, 95, of Owatonna, Minnesota, died Friday, January 23, 2015 at the New Richland Care Center.

Laurene was born January 24, 1919 in Williston, North Dakota the daughter of Henry and Amanda (Stonke) Hanson. The family moved to Lemond Township in 1929. She graduated from Ellendale High School in 1936 and Mankato State Teachers College in 1938.  Laurene taught country school in Lemond Township for 3 years. Laurene married Bernie Sommers on November 15, 1941 at the Methodist Church in Ellendale. They farmed in Lemond Township. In addition to raising children, and helping on the farm, Laurene worked at Federated Insurance for 3 years. Bernie passed away on June 2, 1979. Laurene went to work as a Home Health Aid for 11 years. In 1994, she moved to Owatonna.

She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. She served as Sunday School Superintendent, taught Sunday school, active in Ladies Aid and played the church organ for over 50 years. She was also instrumental in creating church programs along with writing poems for others. Laurene was also a member of Extension Club, 4-H Leader, and 4-H parent for 20 years. While her children were in school she was on the Mother’s Club at country school. Laurene loved her family and was dedicated to her grandchildren.

Gail Ann Rysavy, 57 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 January 2015 11:12

Gail Ann Rysavy 1957 – 2015

Geneva, MN – Gail Ann Rysavy, age 57, of Geneva passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Friday January 23, 2015.

She was born on March 19, 1957 in Owatonna, MN to Ludwig and Colleen Borchert. Gail was raised south of Owatonna and graduated from Owatonna High School in 1975. She was united in marriage to Michael John Rysavy in June of 1977.

Gail enjoyed helping students learn while working at NRHEG schools. She worked the past 17 years at Cabela’s retail store in Owatonna. Gail enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She always had a smile on her face and approached everything with a positive attitude. Her various hobbies included: flower gardening, attending craft shows, going camping, playing games, and cruising in the Mustang.

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

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