Thursday, May 24, 2018


Phyllis Eileen (Shumski) Dorschner, 85, was welcomed to heaven Jan. 7, 2017. Phyllis passed on as she had lived, with courage and grace. Her final days were spent surrounded by family at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester, Minn., where she lived briefly following a leukemia diagnosis.  Phyllis was born...
Nacia Rochelle Olson, 44, of Dodge Center, passed away Jan. 9, 2017, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester after a long and well-fought battle with cancer. She was truly a warrior in this battle, just like her father, who lost his battle with cancer last May. Nacia was born May 7, 1972 in Winona, Minn....
Nanda A. Reber, 93, of Pine Island, Minn., passed away Jan. 5, 2017 at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at Mahn Family Funeral Home – Mahler Chapel with Pastor Daniel Ashpole officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at the Mahn...
Ellen Polzin Niski, 85, of Austin, Minn., died Wednesday Jan. 4, 2017 of natural causes at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center in New Prague, Minn., where she had been a resident since 2009. Ellen Eloise Uptagrafft was born Nov. 12, 1932, in West Concord, Minn., to Claude and Sarah (Babcock)...
Wallace John (Doc) Emholtz passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital on Jan. 5, 2017 after a heart attack. Wally was born on July 24, 1935 in Mantorville, Minn., to Walter and Amelia (Gronert) Emholtz. He grew up in the Mantorville/Pine Island area. He joined the Navy on July 28, 1952 and served in the...
Duane J (Jim) Pietrzak died Dec. 25, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital – St. Marys Campus in Rochester, Minn.  He was born on Oct. 12, 1937 in Addison, New York, to Frank and Frances (Horsman) Pietrzak. Pietrzak grew up in Kasson, Minn., and graduated from Kasson-Mantorville High School. He attended...
Lowell (Ed) Edward Dutton, 87, died at home surrounded by family Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, after a lengthy illness.  Ed was born April 5, 1929 on the family farm near Wanamingo, Minn., to Clair and Lena (Erma Kramer) Dutton, and started elementary school at age four in rural Goodhue County. His...
Betty J. DeFlieger, 86, of West Concord, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Hospital; St. Marys Campus, in Rochester, Minn.  Betty Joanne Kilness was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Concord Township, Minn., the daughter of Peder and Alta (Cain) Kilness. She was baptized and confirmed at Hegre...
Thelma E. Fisher, 97, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at the Zumbrota Care Center in Zumbrota Minn., where she had been a resident for two years.   Thelma was born May 2, 1919 in Ohio. Her family moved to California when she was 14 years old. She met and married Lyle Fisher in Irvington,...


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