Obituaries

Norman Francis Stangler, age 92, passed away peacefully on March 25th. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a farmer that enjoyed nature, planting oak trees, animals and working with the soil, even in retirement. His crazy sense of humor and jokes will be...
Frank Bily, 82, of Montgomery, died on Friday, March 20, 2020, at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center in New Prague. In cooperation with the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health during the current health crisis, services are pending. Frank was born on July 11, 1937...
Ellen Dubbe, age 80 of Waconia, entered eternal life on Friday, March 20, 2020. Funeral services will be held later at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia. On August 3, 1939 in Le Center, Minnesota, Ellen was born to parents John and Hazel (Squires) Novotny. She was one of seven children. While...
Freda Joyce Wacker, age 78, of New Prague, died on Monday, February 24, 2020 Mayo Systems in Rochester. Private family services will be held in West Virginia at a later date. Freda was born on June 7, 1941 in Hollygrove, West Virginia to Frank and Viola (Hill) Swartz. Freda was united in marriage...
Sylvester John Wacker, age 92, passed away peacefully March 19th, 2020 at Mala Strana Nursing Home in New Prague.   Sy was born August 7th, 1927 in St. Lawrence Township, to parents Francis and Barbara (Pieper) Wacker. He was the second oldest of 11. He grew up working the family farm in Jordan and...
Alvin Tuma, 89, of Montgomery, died on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato. In cooperation with the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health during the current health crisis, there will be a private family Interment on Saturday, March 28 at...
Barbara Ellen Miller, age 81 of rural Belle Plaine died peacefully at home on March 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving, devoted husband Val and family after a courageous battle with cancer.  Barbara was born September 20, 1938 to Lester and Helen (Dryer) Scholl in Salem, South Dakota and grew up...
Adrienne L. Skluzacek, age 87, of New Prague, died suddenly but peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Mala Strana Assisted Living.  Adrienne was born on November 15, 1932 in Lonsdale to Art G. and Julia (Voracek) Lexa.  She attended Immaculate Conception Catholic...
Donald C. Jirik, age 78, of New Prague, died peacefully at home in the presence of his children on Saturday, March 21, 2020.  Don was born on May 9, 1941 in New Prague to Emil A. and Helen M. (Kriha) Jirik, Sr.  He graduated from New Prague High School and then entered the US Navy, where he served...
Marilyn Louise Beach, age 86 of Waterville, died on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Born in Mankato on September 12, 1933, Marilyn was the daughter of Robert and Bessie (Fierst) Pittman. She graduated from high school in Waterville and went on to marry Herbert...

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