William Melby

William “Bill” Melby, age 74, of Porter, MN, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Sylvan Court Nursing Home in Canby, MN. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Porter. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Janice Babcock

Janice Babcock, age 74, of St. Leo, died on April 24 at the Avera Tyler Hospital.

Memorial service was April 29 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment will follow in the Marshall Cemetery.

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Floyd Marczak

Floyd J. Marczak, age 92, of Ivanhoe, MN, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the Hendricks Hospital in Hendricks, MN. Mass of Christian burial was Monday, May 3, 2021, at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno, MN, with Fr. Ron Huberty celebrating. Burial was in the St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Wilno.

Dale Kontz

Mass of Christian burial for Dale Kontz, 84, of Minneota, will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30-10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow the service at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Taunton.

Parker Viaene

Parker Viaene, age 20, of Cottonwood, Minnesota, died on Saturday, April 10, 2021, as the result of an ATV accident near Cottonwood. A celebration of Parker was held Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Swan Lake Evangelical Free Church in Cottonwood, Minnesota. Interment will follow in the St. Clotilde Cemetery.

Doreen Esping

Doreen “Reenie” Esping, age 88, of Porter, MN, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the Alexandria Senior Living Center in Alexandria, MN. Funeral service was on Monday, April 19th, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby, MN. Burial was at the Wergeland Cemetery in Porter, MN.

Leona Stone

Leona Stone, age 96, of Gary, SD, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Sanford Canby Medical Center. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gary, SD, with Rev. Bruce Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Gary.

Andrew Lacek

Andrew “Andy” Lacek, age 86, of Canby, MN, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the Sylvan Court Nursing Home in Canby.  Mass of Christian burial was Monday, April 19, 2021, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Canby with Fr. Mike Doyle celebrating. Burial was in the St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, Canby.

Vernon Moravetz

Vernon Moravetz, age 102, passed away Nov. 21 in the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida.  Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Ivanhoe City Cemetery, Ivanhoe.


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