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Patricia “Pat” Ann Zeise, 67, of Owatonna, died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at her home.


She was born March 3, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Arie and Betty (Bender) Wabeke.  As a child she moved with her family to a farmstead south of Owatonna where she grew up and attended country school.  During her high school years, the family moved to Owatonna.  Pat graduated from Owatonna High School, Class of 1968.  She continued her education at a technical college for two years.  Following her schooling, she moved to Minneapolis and worked at Honeywell for a few years.  She returned to Owatonna and began her 42 year career at OTC, retiring in March of 2015.  Pat was united in marriage to Ernie Zeise on April 5, 1975 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna.  They made their home in Owatonna where they raised their daughter, Michele.


Pat was an avid golfer, an accomplished seamstress and was active in the Owatonna Figure Skating Club.  In her retirement, she participated in the Farmers Market each weekend selling her sewing products.  Her pride and joy in life were her two grandsons.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. 


She is survived by her husband Ernie Zeise of Owatonna; daughter, Michele (Nick) Wigern of Kiester; grandsons, Kade and Carter Wigern of Kiester; brother, John Wabeke of Sedona, Arizona; sisters, Barbara (Terry) Condit of Faribault and Wilma (Gary) Volkmann of Owatonna; brother-in-law, Eugene (Judy) Zeise of Owatonna and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Arie and Betty and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janet and Maynard Blume.


A visitation will be held at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4-7 pm and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Michaelson Funeral Home with Reverend Dean Smith officiating.  A private interment will be held at a later date.


Memorials are preferred to the Owatonna Figure Skating Club or Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Group.


John “Randy” Randolf Rowe, age 73, walked on, as he would want it to be said, May 22, 2017 at Traditions II in Owatonna, where he was freed from the burdens of Alzheimer’s.

He was born on September 21, 1943 to John W. and Velma (Hodge) Rowe in Watertown, SD. He graduated from the Wallace area High School in South Dakota.  After graduation, Randy joined the United States Air Force in 1961. Upon his mother’s death, in 1963, Randy received an honorable discharge to help his dad work on the family ranch back home.  For many years he stayed in the National Guard for both South Dakota and Minnesota.

Randy married Jane Orthaus in 1965 and the two were married for 52 years, and were blessed with four children. In 1979, following a strike at the company Randy worked at in Watertown, SD; he moved the family to Medford, MN.  He worked and retired from OTC (later SPX & Power team).

Randy and Jane were able to live out their dream of living on a hobby farm with many animals especially their horses, and Randy’s favorite horse Charmie.

Randy was a true animal lover, and a lover of the outdoors. He was grateful man and always said he was very blessed for all God gave him in his life.

Randy is survived by his wife, Jane ; daughters , Dena (Brian) Ellingsworth, Waterville, MN, Carrie (Jeff) Anderson, Blooming Prairie; sons, Robert and Gary Rowe, both of Medford; grandchildren, Nick Voegele, Melissa Voegele, Ananda Voegele, and Morgan Anderson.  He was preceded in death by, parents and two infant sisters.

Friends may greet the family from 4-7:00 PM Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  Funeral Mass is set for 11:00 AM Thursday, May 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will take place at a later date at Mt. Hope cemetery in Watertown, SD. with military honors. For more information or to leave an online condolence message go to www.brick-megerfunralhome.com



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