Obituaries

Clinton "Butch" Kazemba, age 83 of Waterville died on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna following an eleven-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born on May 29, 1937 in Sioux Valley, Jackson County, Minnesota, he was the son of Emil and Edna Kazemba. Butch attended...
Jean E. (Matko) Gelhar, 77 of  Mcgregor died Sunday, April 18, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born January 6, 1944 in Saint Paul to Joe and Marcella (Koppen) Matko.  She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Minneapolis High School in 1962.  Jean was united in marriage to...
Carol Jean (Erkel) Svoboda, 85, of Le Center, passed away on April 16, 2021, at Mala Strana Health Care in New Prague with family by her side.  Visitation will be on Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Funeral services will be held on Friday,...
Lawrence “Larry” F. Ruehling passed away peacefully on April 18, 2021 at Benedictine Living Community in Owatonna. He was born on January 30, 1923, at home in Helena Township, Scott County, the son of August Karl and Elisa (Bohnsack) Ruehling. Larry lived on the home farm and attended rural school...
Joseph Kline, 97, of St. James, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society – Pleasant View in St. James.   A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church in St. James with Father Timothy Hall as celebrant.  ...
Elgar N. Busch, age 91, of  New Prague, died peacefully with his family at his side, on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Praha Village.  Elgar was born a twin at the New Prague Hospital on February 6, 1930 to Florian H. and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Busch.  He grew up on the family farm in St. Benedict and...
Norman Edward Kelm was born May 30, 1928 in Waterville, MN to Carl and Esther (Krueger) Kelm. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kilkenny. Born with farming in his bones, he hurried home from school to help with chores and crops. He attended country school and graduated...
Harry "Joe" Clarke, age 80 of Elysian, died on the evening of Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at his home. Born in Mankato on December 26, 1940, Joe was the son of Richard and Daisy (Johnson) Clarke. He attended school in Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School. On July 16, 1966, Joe was...
Ruth Marie (Halloran) Flicek Johnson, age 90, of Madelia, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2021 at United Hospital in St. Paul following a stroke. Ruth was born in Belle Plaine, MN, in 1930 to John and Grace (Schoell) Halloran and grew up on a farm near St. Thomas. She graduated from New Prague...
Jean A. Hartman, age 72, of Jordan, MN, passed peacefully surrounded by family at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.  A time of gathering will be held on Wednesday, April 21, from 4-7 pm and on Thursday, April 22, from 9:30-10:30 am, at Ballard-Sunder...

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