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Geraldine C. Vangen, 78 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:27

Geraldine C. Vangen, age 78, passed away December 16, 2015, at the Owatonna Hospital. Funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at St. John Lutheran church, Owatonna. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the funeral service starting at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery, Ellendale.

Geraldine was born Sept. 25, 1937 in Albert Lea, MN to Raymond and Verdell (Hagen) Distad. She grew up in the Hope area, graduating from Owatonna High School class of 1955. After high school Gerry worked as an accountant for the Steele County Highway Department where she worked until retirement. She married Kenneth Steele in spring of 1963 in Owatonna, and later she married Odean Vangen in the fall of 1977. They both preceded her in death.

Robert Donald Schafer, 93 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 December 2015 14:03

Robert Donald Schafer, 93, of Owatonna died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at New Richland Care Center in New Richland, Minnesota.

Robert was born October 9, 1922 in Waseca, Minnesota the son of Walter and Esther (Wobschall) Schafer. He grew up in Janesville, MN and graduated from Janesville High School. Robert served in the Air Force for 37 months and was stationed in Florida and Hawaii. He was honorably discharged in 1946. On June 1, 1947, he was united in marriage to Viola Possin at Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville. They were married for 68 years.  They moved to Owatonna where Bob worked for Josten’s as an engraver for 41 years.

Loretta Mae Linders, 88 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 December 2015 14:02

Loretta Mae Linders, 88, of Owatonna, died Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at District One Hospital in Faribault, Minnesota.

She was born October 5, 1927 in Waseca County, Minnesota the daughter or Lawrence and Grace (Leslie) Willday. She attended country school. Loretta was united in marriage to Russell Linders on October 13, 1945 at the Congregational United Church of Christ, Medford. They made their home in New Richland until 1966 when they moved to Owatonna. Loretta stayed home to care for their six children. In 1978 she began working at Brown Printing in Waseca for five years.

Clara K. Jensen White, 105 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 14:10

Funeral services for Clara K. Jensen White will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at United Methodist Church in Ellendale, MN. Pastor Randy Cirksena will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Geneva Cemetery.

Clara K. Jensen White, who was 105 years and 4 months old, died December 5, 2015 at the Care Center in Onalaska, Wisconsin where she had lived for several years.  

Clara was born a full-blooded Swede on July 26, 1910 in Kiron, Iowa, to John and Anna Sward. She grew up in Iowa and attended school in Ida Grove. She married Gordon Jensen at the First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove on November 30, 1927, and they made their home in Geneva. Gordon died in 1961. Three years later, Clara married Reverend John White, the United Methodist pastor in Geneva. They were married for 29 years until his death in 1993. Clara was an active member of the Geneva Methodist Church for many years. She was spiritual and devoted to her bible reading and studies. Her closeness to God was undoubtedly her strength and devotion and why she lived so long.

Elaine E. Wondra, 94 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 14:09

Elaine E. Wondra of rural Blooming Prairie died December 7, 2015 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Litomysl. Friends may greet the family on Friday, Dec. 11, from 4-7 p.m. at the Brick–Meger Funeral home (1603 Austin Road, Owatonna) and one hour before the funeral liturgy at the church on Friday. A parish rosary will be recited at 3:45 Friday at the funeral home.


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