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HARRIET LENORA ENGER, age 88 of Janesville, died on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Laurels Peak in Mankato.

 

Memorial service will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Muther and Rev. Brian Johnston officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Janesville is handling the arrangements.

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Aaron T. Omtvedt/ Funeral Director & Embalmer / Dennis Funeral and Cremation Services/ 109 3rd Street NE Waseca MN 56093 507.835.2190 / 401 W. Main Street Waterville MN 56096 507.362.8645 / aaron@dennisfuneralhomes.com

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Obituary Notice

Kathleen Helen Hope

 

 

 

Kathleen Helen Hope, 83, of Kenyon, died Monday, February 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

 

She was born June 23, 1936 in Fairbault the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Maas) Garrity. Kathleen attended country school, graduated from Bethlehem Academy and later attended Beauty School in the Twin Cities.  She married James Hope on August 23, 1955 in Faribault.  The couple moved to Kenyon in 1957 and settled on the farm where she currently lived in 1966.  Kathleen was a nurse’s aid at the Kenyon Sunset Home for several years.  After raising her family, she returned to school, at age 50, completing the training to be an LPN.  She then returned to work at Kenyon Sunset Home.

 

Kathleen was an active member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Over the years she served as the Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President of the church guild.  Kathleen had a big heart, deep faith, loved unconditionally, was very devoted to her family and willingly gave her time and attention to others.  She enjoyed shopping, flower and vegetable gardening, puzzles, baking, country music and taking short trips with her sisters.

 

She is survived by her daughters, Wanda (and Curt) Eschenbach of Kenyon, JoAnn (and Robert) Erie of Kenyon, Jeannette (and Larry) Floren of Kenyon; sons, Michael (and Debbie) Hope of Kenyon, Victor Hope of Kenyon, Pete Hope of Kenyon, John (and Cheryl Vanderhaar)Hope of Nerstrand; 10 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Marian Boevers of Faribault, Pat Deike of Henderson, NV, Sharon (and Jim) Sathre of Faribault; brother in law, Donald Hope of Nerstrand and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hope; son, Brad Hope; grandson, Jared Hope; sister, Marlene Dwyer and brother, Donnie Garrity.

 

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home, Kenyon on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm and at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Kenyon on Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am.  Funeral services will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10:30am at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Fr. Kevin Kenney officiating.  Interment will be in the Valley Grove Cemetery near Nerstrand. 

 

 

 

Michaelson Funeral Homes, Inc.

P.O. Box 482, 1930 Austin Road,

Owatonna, MN  55060

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DARRYL A. VILT, age 82 of Waseca died peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, surrounded by his family.

 

Visitation will be held at the 3rd Street Chapel of Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 4-7 PM and continue on Wednesday, one hour before services at the church.

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Grace Lutheran Church I n Waseca.  Burial will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.  dennisfuneralhomes.com

 

Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services

109 3rd St. NE

Waseca, MN  56093

507-835-2190

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Obituary Notice

Shirley A. Ryberg

 

Shirley Ann Ryberg, 85, of Kenyon, died Monday, February 10, 2020 at Kenyon Sunset Home.

 

She was born January 15, 1935 in Grand Island, Nebraska the daughter of Fernando and Zella (Richardson) Smith.  She attended rural schools in Hall County, Nebraska and graduated from Dannebrog High School.  She taught school for a few years in a one room school house in Hall County, Nebraska.  She then moved to Minneapolis and worked as a secretary at Cargill.  While attending First Baptist Church in Minneapolis, she met Vernon Ryberg.  The couple was married on June 25, 1960 in Dannebrog, Nebraska.  They lived in Rochester until 1968 when they began farming southeast of Kenyon on Vernon’s third generation family farm. 

 

Shirley loved to garden and was active in Home Extension.  She was especially proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them and attending their activities.  She was a faithful member of Faith Community Church in West Concord where she served as a deaconess, third grade Sunday school and children’s church teacher and as an AWANA leader for many years.  

 

She is survived by her children, John Ryberg of Rochester, MN,  Steven (and Denise) Ryberg of Jackson and Sarah (and Doug) Bartell of Welch; grandchildren, Cody Ryberg, Kyler Ryberg, Courtney (Michael) Blesi, Logan Ryberg, Rylie Bartell, Kenna Bartell and Cooper Bartell; siblings, Arlene Kemplin of Evansville, IN, Karen (Wally) Verrette of Evansville, IN and Gale Smith of Dannebrog, NE, and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fernando and Zella; husband, Vernon Ryberg and siblings, Don Smith, Wayne Smith, Beverly Muhleman and Dale Smith.

 

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home, Kenyon on Friday, February 14th from 4:00-7:00 PM and at Faith Community Church on Saturday from 10:00-11:00 AM.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Faith Community Church in West Concord with David Breederland officiating.  Interment will be in the Kenyon Cemetery.

 

Memorials are preferred to the Gideon’s International.

 

 

 

Michaelson Funeral Homes, Inc.

514 Third Street

Kenyon, MN  55946

(507) 789-6431

 

 

Obituary Notice

Joan O. Wrolstad (pronounced:  role – stad)

 

Joan Oreen Wrolstad, 74, of Kenyon, died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern.

 

She was born August 21, 1945 in Faribault, Minnesota the daughter of Oscar and Josephine (Floren) Peterson. She was baptized and confirmed at Moland Lutheran Church.  She grew up on a farm near Moland and graduated from Kenyon High School in 1963.  As a senior, she received the Arion Award for her musical talents.  She continued her schooling, earning an LPN degree.  Following her schooling, she began her 25 year career as an LPN at Faribault Regional Center.  She retired in 1988 when her vision began to decline. Joan married Gerald Howard and they later divorced.  Together they had a son, Scott.  On October 1, 1993, she married Thomas Wrolstad and made their home in Kenyon.

 

Joan was a member of Hegre Lutheran Church.  She meticulously cared for a number of gravesites of her family members.  She enjoyed singing and playing piano, flower gardening, and being outdoors.  Hospitality was a gift she enjoyed sharing with those around her.  She also had a passion for all animals, especially her cats.  She supported the Humane Society and the Disabled Veterans. 

 

She is survived by her husband, Tom Wrolstad of Kenyon; son, Scott Howard (Carol Ciffra) of Faribault; granddaughter, Lindsay Howard of Rochester and great-grandson, Benjamin Martin of Rochester.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Josephine Peterson and half-brother, Gudmund Floren.

 

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home, Kenyon on Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 PM and at Hegre Lutheran Church on Thursday from 1:00-2:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held February 13, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Hegre Lutheran Church with Pastor Renita Eidenschink officiating.  Interment will be in the church cemetery. 

 

Memorials are preferred to the Humane Society.

 

Michaelson Funeral Homes, Inc.

514 Third Street

Kenyon, MN  55946

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