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Christian “Chris” Sebastian Grutzmacher “Mr. G”


Wed, Feb 26th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Christian “Chris” Sebastian Grutzmacher “Mr. G”, 67, of Chatfield, Minn., died Saturday, February 22, 2014, of natural causes.

He was born July 10, 1946, in Winona, Minn., to Walter and Ida (Gillingham) Grutzmacher of Lewiston, Minn. Chris graduated from Lewiston High School and Winona State University majoring in English and Theatre. He taught one year in Grand Meadow and then 27 years at Chatfield High School. His passion for theatre led him to producing remarkable theatrical productions in high school and community theatre. He especially enjoyed making possible and chaperoning the senior class trips to Disney World. After retiring from teaching he became a custom florist, owning and operating Chatfield Floral.

Chris was an avid bridge player and loved the season of Christmas, collecting and displaying many beautifully themed Christmas trees.

Survivors include a brother, William “Bill” (Vonnie) Grutzmacher of Altoona, Wis.; and a sister, Kathleen Grutzmacher of Rochester, Minn.; nephews and nieces, Kevin (Deb) Grutzmacher of St. Paul, Minn., Kurt (Cherie) Grutzmacher of Elk River, Minn., Kelly (Larry) Rowekamp of Houston, Minn. and Jon (Cindy) Grutzmacher of Hurst Texas; six grand-nephews; five great-grand-nephews; and two great-grand-nieces.

He was precede in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, at Chatfield Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Docken officiating.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, and one hour before the services at the church on Monday. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester.

Chris took his final curtain call unexpectedly, and will be loved and missed greatly by his family, friends, clients, bridge partners and former students.

Mary Ellen Amundson

Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Mary Ellen Amundson, 70, of Chatfield, Minn., died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary Ellen was born September 4, 1943 in Cresco, Iowa to Marvin and Olga (Benson) I ..... 
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John Donald (Don) Judd

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

John Donald (Don) Judd, 85, of Rochester died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus of heart failure. Don was born March 15, 1928 to John and Genevieve (Connelly) Judd. Don graduated from Chatfield High School in ..... 
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Edward James Hoffland

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Edward James Hoffland, 90, passed away on January 15, 2014 at his home in Cresco, Iowa. Edward was born on March 26, 1923 in rural Howard County near Saude, Iowa. He was the son of Martin and Lea (Basteson) Hoffland. He was baptized at the Saude ..... 
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Karen Ann (Bowers) Luoma

Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Karen Ann (Bowers) Luoma, age 72, of Backus, Minn., passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd, Minnesota, surrounded by her husband and three children. Karen was born to Alice and Archie Bowers on Janua ..... 
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Matthew Patrick Erickson

Thu, Jan 9th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Matthew Patrick Erickson, 29, of Chatfield, Minn., died Sunday, January 5, 2014 in an automobile accident near Winona. Matthew was born September 17, 1984 to Steven and Deborah (Henry) Erickson in Rochester, Minn. He attended school in Lanesbo ..... 
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Loren “Tom” Thomas Jeche

Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Loren “Tom” Thomas Jeche, 69, of Chatfield, Minn., died Friday December 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Tom was born February 21, 1944 in Spring Valley, Minn. to Loren and Laura (Bagan) Jeche. He attended schools in Wyko ..... 
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Richard Holets, Jr.

Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Richard Holets, Jr., 93 of Chatfield, Minn., died Friday, December 20, 2013, at his home in Chatfield. Richard was born April 14, 1920, just south of Chatfield to Richard and Mildred (Oviatt) Holets. He attended country school District 83, and gra ..... 
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Dora Kammer

Wed, Dec 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Dora Kammer, 87, of Chatfield, Minn., died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Dora was born May 13, 1926 in rural Fountain, Minn. to Baldwin and Effa (Strom) Skrukrud. She attend schools in Chatfield and gr ..... 
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