Obituaries

Joan Lovro

Joan Lavonne Lovro, age 84, of Canby, MN, formerly of Hendricks, MN, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the Ava House in Sioux Falls SD. Per her wishes, a private family interment will be held at a later date.  Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby, MN, is entrusted with the arrangements. Joan L.

Dale Kontz

Services for Dale Kontz will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so. Dale Raymond Kontz was born on the family farm near Elkton, South Dakota, to Arnold and Loretta Kontz on November 16, 1936. He was the seventh child in a family of nine including four brothers and four sisters.

Diane McLain

Diane J. McLain, 77 year old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at her residence. There was a private family funeral service held. Interment is at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.

LeRoy Melby

On December 27, 2020, LeRoy (Lee) Odell Melby, a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away at the age of 86 years old, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer.

Clarence Huck

Clarence Huck, age 93, of Marshall and formerly of Russell, Minnesota, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Minneota Manor. A private funeral service was held January 16, 2021, at Grace First Parish in Russell, Minnesota.  Interment was in the Russell Cemetery.

Leslie Kaas

Leslie "Butch" Kaas, age 73, of Lake Benton and formerly of Minneota,  passed away on Jan. 11 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center.  Memorial service was held on Jan. 16 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Minneota.  Burial will be at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Lucille Hoffman

Lucille Hoffman, age 91, of Canby, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota, Minnesota. A private family Catholic service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel, Canby, MN.  Burial will be in the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery, St. Leo, MN.

LeRoy Melby

On December 27, 2020, LeRoy (Lee) Odell Melby, a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away at the age of 86 years old, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer.

Geraldine Hodapp

Geraldine Hodapp, age 91, of Canby, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the Sanford Sylvan Court Nursing Home in Canby.  Mass of Christian burial was Saturday, January 2nd, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Canby, MN.  Burial was in the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Canby.

Frances Hallier

Frances Hallier, age 94, of Canby, passed away Dec. 24 at her home in REM in Canby. Funeral service was Dec. 31 at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby with Rev. Levi Bollerud officiating. Burial was in the Canby City Cemetery.

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