Funeral service listing published May 13, 2022

Area funerals scheduled through May 20, 2022

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Barbara Benson, 81, of Granite Falls, died May 6. Service 11 a.m. May 20 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Granite Falls. Wing-Bain Funeral Home, Granite Falls.

Vernon Bigalk, 88, of Apple Valley, died May 7. Graveside service 2 p.m. May 13 at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Clara City. Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale.

Shirley DeBoer, 96, of Litchfield, died May 4. Service 11 a.m. May 13 at Litchfield United Methodist Church. Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Service, Litchfield.

Suzanne Dyer, 72, of Spicer, died March 14. Service May 15 at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, Spicer. Harvey Anderson Funeral Home, Willmar.

Kenneth Gode, 81, of Clontarf, died May 7. Service 10:30 a.m. May 17 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Benson. Zniewski Funeral Home.


Colleen Hinrichs, 80, of Willmar, died April 29. Service 11 a.m. May 16 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montevideo. Wing-Bain Funeral Home, Montevideo.

Rick James, 80, of Willmar, died Nov. 15, 2021. Service 1 to 3 p.m. May 14 at the American Legion in Willmar. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar.

James “Jim” Nelson, 80, of Ft. Myers, Florida, formerly of Spicer, died April 8. Service 2 p.m. May 14 at First Lutheran Church, New London. Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, Willmar.

Donald Neubauer, 92, of Bird Island, died May 2. Service 1:15 p.m. May 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Bird Island. Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia.

Violet Razink, 86, of Bagley, formerly of Olivia, died April 13. Service 2 p.m. May 13 at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel, Bagley.

James Rieth, 82, of Spicer, died May 4. Service 10:30 a.m. May 14 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Olivia. Dirks-Blem Funeral Home, Olivia.

James Ruter, 69, of Prior Lake, formerly of Renville, died May 6. Service 11 a.m. May 14 at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake. Ballard Sunder Funeral Service, Shakopee.

William “Will” Schwandt, 39, of Litchfield, died May 9. Service 2 to 6 p.m. May 14 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Eden Valley.


Timothy Sebring, 67, of Granite Falls, died May 9. Service 11 a.m. May 13 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Granite Falls. Wing-Bain Funeral Home, Granite Falls.

Joan Wild, 87, of Hudson, Wisconsin, formerly of Willmar, died April 9. Service 11 a.m. May 14 at the Church of St. Mary, Willmar.

RECENT Obituaries:
Recent obituaries published in the West Central Tribune:
Gladys Mary (Kostecka) Donnay, age 91, of Glencoe, MN, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, at her home at Grand Meadows Senior Living in Glencoe. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 1, 2022, 11:00 A.M. at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with interment following in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

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