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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 January 18, 1942, in Bemidji, Minn. She graduated from Bemidji High School and later earned a degree in marketing from Pike’s Peak Community College, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Karen married Richard Luoma on July 1, 1961, in Bemidji, Minnesota. They raised their family in rural Chatfield, Minn., and spent later years living in Colorado, New Mexico and most recently northern Minnesota. Karen loved farm life, gardening, cooking for family gatherings, taking motorcycle vacations with her husband and found great fulfillment in working at Camp Courage, in Lake George, Minn.

Karen is survived by her husband, daughter Tanna (Randy) Trogstad, sons Eric (Sandy) and Jim (Tammy) Luoma; her grandchildren Ryan, Allison, Alec, Adam, Sophie, Josh, Michael; her sister-in-law, Pat Ellenson, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary, and her brothers, John, Jim, and Mike.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. A brief memorial service to celebrate the life of Karen will follow the visitation at 1 p.m.

Memorials will be donated to Camp Courage, Lake George, Minnesota.

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
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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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Wesley Dean Idso

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Wesley Dean Idso, 83, of Chatfield, Minn., died on Saturday December 14, 2013 from complications of Alzheimers Disease at Chatfield Care and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been a resident since April of 2012. Wesley was born on June 13, 1931 ..... 
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Helen J. Burk

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helen J. Burk, 85, of Chatfield, Minn. died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Helen Josephine Lynch Burk was born November 29, 1928, in Elmira Twp, Chatfield to Daniel E. and Claire H. (Manahan) Lynch. She gr ..... 
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Barbara Jean Schultz

Tue, Dec 3rd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Barbara Jean Schultz, 72, of Chatfield, Minn., died November 26, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Barbara was born on July 12, 1941 at her family home near Orion Township in Olmsted County to Carol and Emily (Groen) Schrader. Bar ..... 
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Charles “Charlie” Clark

Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Charles “Charlie” Clark, 88, of Rochester, Minn., died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, surrounded by his family at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. Charles William Clark was born February 20, 1925, in Leyden, North Dakota to Thomas and Gertrude (Eato ..... 
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