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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 graduated from Chatfield High School in 1937. On May 28, 1942 he married Maude “Mitzi” Anstett at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Preston, Minn. During World War II he enlisted in the Army Signal Corps and attended radio school at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. He served with the Signal Corps for over two years in North Africa until the end of the war.

After the war Richard returned to Minnesota and was appointed Fillmore County Deputy County Auditor and later returned to Chatfield where he worked for five years at the Chatfield News as Printer-Linotype Operator. In 1951 he was appointed Rural Mail Carrier, Route 3, out of the Chatfield Post Office, a position he held until his retirement in 1978. After his retirement he worked part-time at the Chatfield News.

He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, past commander of the American Legion, Life member of the VFW, past president of Fillmore County Rural Letter Carriers, and the past president of the Chatfield Golf Club.

Richard loved most sports and in particular hunting and fishing with his friends. His family and his friends were his pride and joy.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Maude “Mitzi” of Chatfield; two daughters, Becky (Steve) Fenn of Erie, Colorado, Cindy (Bob) Thesvenvitz of Chatfield. One grandson Craig Stevens, of Allen, Texas and three step-grandchildren: Karen, Jim, and Rachel Fenn, all of Texas also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Edith Horsman.

Funeral service were on Monday December 23, 2013 at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with Rev. Preston Paul officiating. Visitation was one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Burial was at the St. Paul Cemetery in Chatfield. Military honors were provided by Chatfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6913.

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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One man’s goodbye is another’s good buy

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

After a lifetime of reading and collecting books, Ed Jackson of Chatfield, Minn. has decided it’s time to say good bye to his vast collection of approximately 4,000 books and has opened a bookstore called Famous Books in the basement of his home. ..... 
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Chatfield 2014 levy down slightly

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

At the December 9 meeting of the Chatfield City Council the 2014 final budget and property tax levy was adopted showing a decrease of .0002 percent in the levy or about $24. The total 2014 levy will be $1,225,793. City Clerk Joel Young credited th ..... 
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Trailer Trash with Six Mile Grove presents “Trashy Little Xmas” live at Chatfield Center for the Arts

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

On December 19th, 2013 get ready to rock off your Christmas socks with some incredible holiday jams provided by honky-tonk and multi-genre-playing band Trailer Trash. From the band’s website: “Have yourself a honky tonky little Xmas with the ..... 
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Local artist spreads joy with Playtime Jubilee

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

Local artist Karl Unnasch has completed a sculpture that is spreading joy to the City of Silver Spring, Md., the Washington D.C. area, the Fillmore County area, and perhaps the world. The sculpture, which is titled Playtime Jubilee, began as only ..... 
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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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