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Obituary Notice

Isabel Ann Wangen




Isabel Ann Wangen, 97, of Owatonna, died Friday, November 8, 2019 at Mill City Senior Living, Faribault.


She was born January 6, 1922 in New Richland the daughter of Peter and Anna Marie (Langlie) Jacobson. Isabel attended country school near New Richland.  She married Ingbert Wangen September 20, 1942 at Le Seuer River Lutheran Church.  The couple made their home in Owatonna.  Isabel worked at Protecto, the chicken hatchery, cleaning houses and restaurants and at Hy Vee handing out samples.


She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  Isabel made lefse for Lutefisk dinners and local bakeries.  She enjoyed having coffee with her friends, she loved dressing up, listening to music, cleaning her house and was an awesome cook.


She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Wilson of Owatonna; granddaughter, Cindy (and Mike) Muldoon of Owatonna; grandson, Shannon (and Jean) Wilson of Owatonna; great grandchildren, Jeremy (and Ashlee), Brianna (and Nick) and Ryan Wilson, Joshua and Zachary Vogt; great great grandchildren, Jacob and Thea Wilson, Ava Wickham; and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, Ingbert Wangen, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:30am at Michaelson Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Owatonna Memorial Gardens in Owatonna.  The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all the caregivers at Mill City Senior Living and Moments Hospice. Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church or to the donor’s choice.




Michaelson Funeral Homes, Inc.

P.O. Box 482, 1930 Austin Road,

Owatonna, MN  55060   

(507) 451-7943






Obituary Notice

Emma Rosina Mussman




Emma Rosina Mussman, 98, of Owatonna, died Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Traditions I.


She was born November 6, 1921 in New Richland the daughter of Arthur and Emilia (Zwar) Schwenke. Emma married Arthur Mussman August 30, 1939 at First Baptist Church in Owatonna.  The couple made their home in Havana Township where they farmed together for many years.  Emma was a member of Happy Corners Club and First Baptist Church where she was active in Kings Daughters.


Emma loved spending time with her family and friends.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading and playing cards and was a very good cook. 


She is survived by her daughter, Linda Short of Denver, CO; son, Kevin Mussman of Dodge Center; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; sister, Ada Logan of Cross Lake and numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Mussman; son, David Mussman; daughter, JoAnn Cerand; great granddaughter, Michaela; two brothers and four sisters.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11am at Michaelson Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Havana Cemetery in Havana Township.  Special thanks go out to Heartland Hospice and Emma's niece, Deb for the care they provided.




Michaelson Funeral Homes, Inc.

P.O. Box 482, 1930 Austin Road,

Owatonna, MN  55060   

(507) 451-7943




Sylvester J. Buryska 91, of Owatonna, passed away November 8, 2019 at Koda Living Community in Owatonna.


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Friday November 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owatonna. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 8:45 am at the church. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 -11:00 am on Friday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery with Military Rites by Steele County Funeral Unit.

Sylvester was born October 20, 1928 in Owatonna the son of Stanley and Martha (Kubista) Buryska.  Sylvester attended St. Mary’s Academy and later graduated from Owatonna High School in 1946. While in high school He worked at Partridge Greenhouse.  After high school he attended Mankato Commercial School.  He studied punch card and computer processing.  He first went to work for Cudahy in Owatonna and New Ulm.  Sylvester served our country in the U.S. Army from 1950 - 1952 starting with basic training at Ft. Riley in Kansas and then deployed to Japan and Seoul, Korea during the Korean Conflict with the 21st Finance Disbursement Section.  Following his honorable discharge from the Army he went to work at Owatonna Tool Company installing punch card equipment and developing computer hardware systems.  Sylvester was united in marriage to Carol Ann Shultis on April 14, 1956 in Waseca and the couple made their home in Owatonna raising 5 children.  After many years with the tool company Sylvester transferred to Power Team until his retirement in 1994 after 41 years of service to the company. In retirement he enjoyed doing maintenance around the house and for his kids, he enjoyed gardening and took pride in taking care of his lawn. Sylvester will be missed by his wife of 63 years Carol and children Catherine (Rick) Balzer of Owatonna, Sharon (Kevin) Holland of Tempe, AZ.  Deborah (David) Pemrick of Faribault, Ann (Alan) Bunge of Woodland Park, Co.  and Peter (Karla) Buryska of Mankato.  Grandchildren Brandon, Scott, Ross and Reid Balzer, Stephanie and Daniel Holland, Anthony and Peter Pemrick, Tyler and Zachery Bunge, Sarah and Nickolas Buryska and many great grandchildren.  Sylvester’s siblings David (Karen) Buryska of Owatonna and Theresa Carey.  He is preceded in death by grandsons Bradley and Matthew Buryska, one brother Robert and sisters Betty Schaeffer and Eileen Buryska.  Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Building project. 


For more information or to leave an online condolence message go to www.brick-megerfuneralhome.com.


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