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Raymond Schmidt


Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries



Raymond William Schmidt, age 87, of rural Fountain, Minn., died Monday morning, March 2, 2015, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Ray was born May 31, 1927, on the family farm in rural Fountain the son of William and Lottie (Raabe) Schmidt. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff and attended country school. He farmed on the family farm all his life. He married Betty Lenz on May 19, 1957, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. The couple made their home in the country school that Ray attended, which was moved to the family farm. He became a resident of the Spring Valley Care Center recently.

He was a life-long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council, was an usher, and played on the church softball league. One of the things he enjoyed most about church was handing out the Christmas Eve candy sacks to the children. He was a member and is the last surviving member of the Wykoff German Band. He loved popcorn (and was a first class popper), the Minnesota Twins, fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; three children: Sue (Dan) Leisen of Rochester, Dan Schmidt of rural Fountain and special friend, Cheryl Brandner, and Luan Ruesink of Spring Valley and special friend, Lee Rossman; three grandchildren: Sara and Kyle Leisen and Tyler Ruesink; two sisters: Marjorie Baier of Chatfield and Bernice (Paul) Stender of Blooming Prairie; and sister-in-law, Coleen Schmidt of Rochester. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nancy; one brother, Marvin; and one sister, Charlotte Tammel.

The funeral was held 11 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wykoff with Rev. Kay Wold officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery in rural Wykoff. Friends called at the church on Thursday, 5 – 7 p.m., and on Friday an hour before the service.

Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley assisted the family with arrangements.

Helen Ohlsen

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Helen Ohlsen died Feb. 18, 2015 in Eugene, Oreg. of Alzheimer’s and age-related causes. She was born May 24, 1916 in Harmony, Minn. to Hogan and Ida Oistad. She was baptized and confirmed at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minn., and tha ..... 
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Orval Howard Amdahl

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Orval Howard Amdahl, 95, of Lanesboro, died peacefully surrounded by family at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Orval was born May 26, 1919, to Alfred and Alphine (Sickle) Amdahl. He graduated from Lanesboro High Schoo ..... 
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Norman Herbert Allen

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Norman Herbert Allen, 85, of Chatfield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Nursing Home in Chatfield, of natural causes. He had lived there since November 2007. Norman was born June 15, 1929, in Chatfield to George Herbert a ..... 
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Melva Aske

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Melva Aske, age 93 of Mabel, Minn. and formerly of Spring Grove, passed away Fri., Feb. 20, 2015 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel. She was born on Feb. 18, 1922 to Edwin and Susie (Thompson) Sickle, in Lanesboro, Minn. and baptized on April 7, 1922. ..... 
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Mary Frances Hall

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Mary Frances Hall, 86, of Lanesboro, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Harmony Health Care Center where she had resided for one month. Mary Frances was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Wabasha, to Leo and Lucille (Helsaple) Hager. She attended school in ..... 
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Hazel Shriven

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Hazel Shriven, age 94, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. Hazel was born April 7, 1920 in Mabel, Minn. to Andrew and Hannah (Arneson). She attended Mabel Elementary and High School, graduating ..... 
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Gerri LeRoy Matson

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Gerri LeRoy Matson, 68, of Jefferson City, was called home to Heaven Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 16, 1946, in Harlan, Iowa, the son of the late Gordon ..... 
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Lauren Manley Applen

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Lauren Manley Applen passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 15, 2015. He was a resident at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center. Mr. “A” was born on April 26, 1926 to W.O. Applen and Laura (Serfling) Applen on the family farm in Granger. He ..... 
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