Obituaries


  • Adaline “Adie” Rossow

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    June 12, 1939 – Feb. 13, 2024

    MONTEVIDEO, Minn. – Adaline “Adie” Rossow, 84, Montevideo, Minn., died Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Brookside Manor.

    Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, at Anderson – TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., at American Lutheran Church in Windom, Minn. Pastor Adam Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Hersey Cemetery in Brewster, Minn.

    Arrangements by Anderson – TeBeest Funeral Home.

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  • Leland Mark Haugen

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    Leland M. Haugen, age 77 of Comfrey, Minnesota, died on February 11, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Sturm Funeral Home, Comfrey Chapel. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota at a later date. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

    Leland Mark Haugen, the son of Leonard and Mavis (Johnson) Haugen, was born on August 8, 1946, in Windom, Minnesota. He attended school in Jeffers, Minnesota and graduated from Comfrey High School in 1964. Following graduation, Leland joined his dad in farming. In 1966, Leland joined the United States Army, beginning with Basic Training in Fort Leonard Wood. He then took Medical Corpsman in Fort Sam Houston, followed by Airborne training in Fort Benning. He then was deployed to Vietnam from August 1966 to August 1967. He was a Medic of the 82nd Airborne and also a Paratrooper. Leland was known as “Doc” in his platoon. He was wounded in Action on April 9, 1967. He was awarded a Purple Heart and two Bronze Star Medals, one with Valor. Leland came home and married his high school sweetheart, Ilene Goltz on August 12, 1967, at West Sveadahl Lutheran Church near Saint James, Minnesota. He returned to serving his country until his honorable discharge in December 1967. Leland then returned to Comfrey where he and Ilene raised their four children on the farm.

    Hard working, selfless and a strong mentor, Leland was a great provider for his family. In addition to farming, Leland was a businessman, owning and operating Haugen Feeds and Leland Haugen Guns. He was a member of the Sleepy Eye Purple Heart Club and the Comfrey Legion. Leland was the best husband, a wonderful father, and a loving grandfather to his grandchildren who were his pride and joy. His sense of humor and willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need will be greatly missed.

    Leland is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ilene Haugen of Comfrey; children, Darren (Diane) Haugen of Comfrey, Raquel (Todd) Whitehill of Ankeny, IA, Brandon Haugen of Windom, and Jaime Haugen of Windom; and grandchildren, Dylan Haugen and Deni Haugen.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald O. Haugen; and nephew, Scott Way. 

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  • Marlene Krahn

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    Aug. 30, 1936 – Feb. 10, 2024

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Marlene Krahn, 87, Mountain Lake, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 10, in Ava’s House.

    Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a service at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at First Presbyterian Church in Mountain Lake. The Rev. David Lick will officiate.

    Arrangements by Sturm Funeral Homes.

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  • Bonnie Miller

     

    A Celebration of Life Service for Bonnie Miller, age 82, of Windom, will be held on Saturday, March 2nd, at 2:00 PM at LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center in Windom, MN, with Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade officiating.

    A time of visitation and gathering will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday, March 2nd from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, at LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center in Windom.

    Bonita Jean “Bonnie” (Hill) Miller was born to Robert and Lavilla (Trego) Hill on October 30, 1941, in Fargo, North Dakota. She attended public school and graduated from Frazee High School in 1959.

    In 1964, Bonnie married Charles Miller. The marriage was blessed with one son, Spencer. They lived in Moorhead, Minnesota, until Charles graduated from Moorhead State University in 1965, at which time they moved to Parkdale, Oregon and lived there until 1968. In 1969, they moved to Butterfield, Minnesota until settling in Windom in 1976. In 1995, the marriage to Charles Miller was dissolved.

    Nothing brought Bonnie more happiness than spending time with her family and friends, as well as her dog, Zoey. In her spare time, Bonnie kept working to improve her bowling game, she always enjoyed a round of golf, and was a skilled softball player. She also enjoyed watching all kinds of sports.

    Many of Bonnie’s early years were spent as a homemaker until later, when she worked at Toro. She was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Windom.

    Bonnie Miller passed away peacefully on January 21, 2024, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Bonnie is survived by her son, Spencer (Peggy) Miller of Jordan, MN; three grandchildren, Zachary, Kayla, and Jordin; one great-grandchild, Braxton; and brothers, Richard (Pam) Hill of Minnesota and Jerry (Nani) Hill of Arizona/Hawaii.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lavilla Hill. Condolences and memories of Bonnie may be sent online to www.lacannefuneralhome.com.

     


  • Wilma Tasler

     

    A Celebration of Life Service for Wilma Tasler, age 81, of Windom, MN, will be Friday, February 9, 2023 at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom, with Pastor Paul Sajban officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Windom.

    Wilma Rose (Bloch) Tasler was born on February 17, 1942, to the late William Bloch and Grace (Leseman) Haugen, in Tracy, Minnesota. Wilma was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. The family lived in Westbrook, Minnesota, where Wilma attended and graduated from Westbrook High School.

    On September 30, 1961, Wilma was united in marriage to Fredrick “Fritz” Tasler. The marriage was blessed with two children, Steven and Colleen. Wilma was a homemaker and happily raised her children. She became an Avon Lady and retired after more than 40 years. Wilma successfully grew her business to more than 400 customers, and she had a knack for remembering every customer’s phone number.

    As a longtime member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom, Wilma sang in the church choir for many years and served on several church committees, including the finance committee. Wilma took pride in her home, and you definitely knew you were welcome when you visited the Taslers because she always had at least 50 welcome signs displayed in the entryway and in each room throughout her home. Wilma collected trees and decorated the whole house with them. She also enjoyed caring for the garden, and she participated in a bowling league for many years.

    On Monday, February 5, 2024, Wilma Tasler passed away peacefully at Windom Area Health in Windom.

    Left to cherish Wilma’s memory, are her daughter, Colleen (Mike) Arneson of Panora, IA; three grandchildren, Jessica (Ethan) Baumgartner of Omaha, NE, Jacob Arneson of Ames, IA, and Emma Tasler of Chicago, IL; one great-granddaughter, Eva Baumgartner; and her friend, Ron Flatgard; as well as many relatives and friends.

    Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick “Fritz” Tasler; son, Steven Tasler; parents, William Bloch and Grace Haugen; and brother Wally Bloch.

     Condolences and memories of Wilma may be sent online to www.lacannefuneralhome.com.

     


  • Wilma Tasler

     

    Feb. 17, 1942 – Feb. 5, 2024

    WINDOM, Minn. – Wilma Tasler, 81, Windom, Minn., died Monday, Feb. 5, in Windom Area Health.

    Arrangements are pending with LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center.

     


  • Richard Jandera

     

    July 11, 1945 – Feb. 1, 2024

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Richard Jandera, 78, Lakefield, Minn., died Thursday, Feb. 1, in Avera McKennan Hospital.

    Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Jackson, Minn. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

    Arrangements by Benson Funeral Home.

     


  • Barbara B. Jewell

    Retired ELCA Pastor Barbara B. Jewell was welcomed into her heavenly home on January 23, 2024 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Memorial services will be held at 2pm on Monday, February 12, 2024 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth with Rev. Dr. Jeanette Bidne officiating. A time for visitation will be held on hour prior to the service.

    Barbara Beth (Rust) Jewell was born August 15, 1940 in Davenport, Iowa, daughter of W. Clifford and Dorothy Rust. Barbara was baptized December 5 1954 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. Barbara was confirmed July 3, 1955 at First Lutheran in Glendale, California. She was united in marriage to Virgil Jewell in 1957 at Las Vegas and began their life together in Huntsville, Alabama. They later divorced.

    Not one to back down from a challenge, she was several months pregnant when she flew her solo flight to obtain her small airplane pilot license. In 1988, she graduated from Christ College in Irvine, California, with a B.A. in Parish Administration.

    After much discernment, she moved from California to enroll in Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated with a Master of Divinity on May 29, 1994, being one of the few women in that graduating class. Barbara was ordained at North Emanuel Lutheran Church in St Paul, Minnesota on June 22, 1995 and accepted her first call in Nebraska. In May 2000, she moved to Minnesota to serve the congregation of Trinity Lutheran in Jeffers, until April 2006. She enjoyed attending the text studies with other clergy at Shalom Hill Farm of rural Jeffers. Barbara also served as an Interim Pastor to congregations in Blue Earth, Tyler, rural Frost, and rural Mapleton, Minnesota; and in Graettinger, Iowa. While Barbara was serving as Interim Pastor, she kept her ‘home base’ as Blue Earth.

    Barbara is survived by her son, Bryan, of Sun City, Arizona; son, Jason (Amelia) and grandson Quillian of Atlanta, Georgia; brother Richard (Carol) Rust of Riverside, California; and sister, Dr. Geraldine Rust Gehle.

    Preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her four-legged companion, Sheba.

    Memorials preferred to: St Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth, UHD Hospice, Blue Earth, MN, or ELCA Fund for Leaders.


  • Wesley Krahn

    Wesley Krahn, age 92, of Mountain Lake, died January 21, 2024, at Sunset Cottage Hospice House in Worthington.

    Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mountain Lake with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Kimball Township, Cottonwood County at a later date.

    Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Mountain Lake. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

    Wes was born November 29, 1931, to George and Anna (Friesen) Krahn in Mountain Lake. He graduated from Mountain Lake High School in 1950 and earned his bachelors degree at Mankato State University. On July 16, 1960, Wes married Ardis Harries at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimball Township. Together, they raised two daughters, Colleen and Kim.

    Wes grew up in Mountain Lake and in 1960 he and Ardis moved to Windom where he worked for Schweitzer Kimberly Clark Flax Plant until its closure in 1985. He continued to work for Schweitzer relocating to other areas including Grand Forks, Fargo, and Canada eventually retiring in 1993. They lived many years in LaPorte and Clear Lake, Minnesota and wintered for 31 years in Apache Junction, Arizona. In 2021, Wes and Ardis moved back to their hometown of Mountain Lake to be closer to family.

    In his free time, Wes enjoyed all sports, played baseball, softball, bowling, and golf. He was also an avid cribbage and shuffleboard player in Arizona. He also found joy in living on the lake, fishing, campfires, traveling to Alaska and many other states. No matter where Wes lived, he made a point to find a favorite hangout, get to know the locals and make new friends. He also enjoyed it when friends and relatives would come to visit. He was very willing to go on an adventure with you.

    Wes is survived by his wife, Ardis; daughters, Colleen Cosgriff and Kim (Curt) Peterson; grandchildren, Benjamin (Krystal) Cosgriff, Joseph Cosgriff and Lucas (Kristen) Cosgriff; five great grandchildren; and two brothers, Willis (Marlene) Krahn and George W. Krahn; and many nieces and nephews.

    Wes was preceded in death by his parents, George and Anna; son-in-law, Terry Cosgriff; sister, Viola Colby; brother, Walter Krahn; brother-in-law, Walter Colby; sisters-in-law, Marilyn and Donna Krahn and nephew, Mike Colby.


  • Frederick “Fred” Frederickson

    A Celebration of Life Service for Frederick “Fred” Frederickson, age 95, of Windom, will be Saturday, January 27th at 2:00 PM at The American Lutheran Church of Windom, with Pastor Adam Roberts officiating. Burial will be at Delafield Township Cemetery in rural Windom.  T he service will be live streamed on the American Lutheran Church Facebook page.

    Memorials preferred to The American Lutheran Church in Windom.

    Fred Frederickson passed away peacefully on Monday, January 22nd, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lakefield, Minnesota.

    Frederick Andrew Frederickson was born on March 24, 1928, to the late Fred O. and Anna (Jellesed) Frederickson. Fred attended school in Wilder, MN.

    On June 18, 1947, Fred was united in marriage to Carol Bretzlaff at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom. This marriage was blessed with three daughters: Judith, Ellen, and Elizabeth. After marriage, they lived on their farm south of Windom in Delafield Township, Jackson County, until 1982, when they moved to Windom. On December 22, 2023, Fred entered Windom Area Hospital. On December 28th, he was transferred to Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Lakefield, MN, and resided there until his passing on Monday, January 22, 2024, at the age of 95 years.

    Throughout his life, Fred was a dedicated, hard-working farmer, owning farms in both Jackson and Cottonwood counties. Fred loved the outdoors, so when he was not farming the land, he found his enjoyment hunting deer, fox, rabbits, and pocket gophers. He was always trying to “fix things”. He owned a cabin on Fish Lake and spent many hours fishing, skiing, swimming, and driving his boat for family and friends. During the winter, he would go snowmobiling and play ice hockey at the Windom Arena. In the summers, he would take his family to northern resort towns, boating and fishing. Fred owned airplanes and enjoyed flying them. He even made a runway for the plane on his farm. He had a 3-wheeler and a 4-wheeler, riding through the ditches and on his farm with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Fred loved animals and over the years he had several dogs and cats on his farm. Each year he would plant large gardens filled with sweet corn, carrots, beets, tomatoes, potatoes, and cucumbers. One year he grew huge pumpkins. He and Carol would even go out dancing together in their later years. In most recent years, he cleaned out the grove and replaced those old trees with a variety of over 100 baby pine trees, which he planted, watered, and watched them grow. He was well known by many friends and relatives and was always willing to help them.

    Fred attended Delafield Lutheran Church with his family, until transferring to The American Lutheran Church in Windom in later years. Fred is survived by three daughters, Judith H. Johnson of Windom, Ellen (Robert) Tilton of Champlin, and Elizabeth (Roger) Mortenson of Saint Croix Falls, WI; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Robert) Moreno, Conley Johnson, Milissa (Michael) Hoffman, Dr. Laura Tilton (Seth) Consoer, Samuel Mortenson, and Amanda (Patrick) Ryan; 14 great-grandchildren, David, Daniel, Simon & Rebekah Moreno, Jayden & Kyla Johnson, Miliana & Mitchell Hoffman, Addison & Amelia Consoer, Piper & Max Martenson, and Joey & Rylie Ryan; one sister-in-law, Helenn Raverty; and many nieces and nephews.

    Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Carol; his parents; parents-in-law, Frieda & Carl Bretzlaff; three sisters, Frieda (Jim) Griffith, Olga (John) Miller, and Corinne (Milton) Olson; and brother-in-law, Daniel Raverty. Condolences and memories of Fred may be sent online to www.lacannefuneralhome.com.