Funeral service listing published Dec. 2, 2021

Area funerals scheduled through Dec. 8, 2021.

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Lorraine Schemel Barta, 97, of Olivia, formerly of Renville, died Nov. 27. Service 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Renville. Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia.

Richard Borgen, 74, of Spicer, died Nov. 25. Service 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at VFW Post 1639, Willmar. West Central Cremation Services, Willmar.

Douglas Bosch, 82, of Grace Township, died Nov. 28. Service 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at United Methodist Church, Montevideo. Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home, Montevideo.

Betty M. Elkjer, 100, of Willmar, died Nov. 8. Service 11 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Church of St. Mary, Willmar. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar.


Roger Gunderson, 72, of Atwater, died Nov. 25. Service 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Elks Lodge, Willmar. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar.

DelRoy Johnson, 84, of South Haven, died Nov. 23. Graveside service 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at Arndahl Lutheran Cemetery, Grove City. Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapel, Blaine.

Joshua Jurek, 42, of Kerkhoven, died Nov. 27. Service 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church. Zniewski Funeral Home, Benson.

Jeffrey Kavanagh, 62, of Morris, died Nov. 24. Service 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at First Congregational Church, Appleton. Zniewski Funeral Home — Vaala Chapel, Appleton.

Bradley Kneisl, 31, of Paynesville, died Nov. 23. Service 11 a.m. Dec. 2 at Living Hope Evangelical Free Church, Willmar. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar.

Ronald Pyka, 75, of Spicer, died Nov. 22. Service 11 a.m. Dec. 4 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, rural Spicer. Johnson Funeral Home, New London.

Henry Rand, 89, of DeGraff, died Nov. 27. Service 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Murdock. Zniewski Funeral Home, Benson.

Thomas Rau, 81, of Olivia, died Nov. 28. Service 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Olivia. Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia.


Gary Ruis, 78, of Willmar, died Nov. 30. Service 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at Rock of Life Christian Reformed Church, Willmar. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar.

Vivian Ruter, 89, of New London, died Nov. 23. Service 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at Dirks-Blem Funeral Chapel, Renville.

Robert Serbus, 72, of Sauk Centre, formerly of Belgrade, died Nov. 26. Service 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Belgrade. Johnson Funeral Home, Belgrade.

Delores Swoboda, 82, of Redwood Falls, died Nov. 26. Service 10:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Redwood Falls. Redwood Valley Funeral Home, Redwood Falls.

Ronald Vauk, 73, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, formerly of Willmar, died Oct. 5. Service 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at American Legion Post 336, Onalaska, Wisconsin. Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home.

Shana (Erickson) Zins, 40, of Benson, formerly of Glenwood, died Nov. 26. Service 11 a.m. Dec. 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glenwood. Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home, Glenwood.

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