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Kathryn E. Schoppers


Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Kathryn E. Schoppers, age 78, of Harmony, Minn., died Saturday afternoon, September 19, 2015, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Kathryn was born June 20, 1937, in Bristol Township, Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter of Ernest and Dorothy (Wissing) Burkholder. She attended Prairie Queen country school and was a 1955 graduate and Salutatorian of Preston High School. She then attended McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, graduating in 1959 with a B.S. in Home Economics and science. She taught Home Economics in Windom, Kansas, Chatfield, Minn., Morris, Minn., and Owatonna, Minn. She married Gerald Schoppers August 16, 1972, at the Root River Church of the Brethren in rural Preston, Minn. The couple made their home in Bristol Township moving to Preston in 1977. While in Preston the couple operated the Montgomery Ward store for a number of years until their retirement. She then worked at the Preston Coast to Coast store for 17 years. Gerald died October 31, 2001. She became a resident of the Clara House in Harmony in September of 2014 and the Gunderson Harmony Healtcare on July 27, 2015.

Kathryn was a lifelong active member of the Root River Church of the Brethren where she held many positions and attending annual conferences and district meetings as well as making mission bags. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, canning, gardening and crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by two stepdaughters, Linda (Gary) Hasley of Rochester and Donna Schoppers of Glencoe, Minn., and special friend, Ron Oven; stepson, Les Schoppers of rural Harmony; six stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Gale (Barb) Burkholder of South Whitley, Ind., Phil Burkholder and special friend, Cindy Einck both of Harmony, Russ Burkholder of Leawood, Kansas; one sister, Annette (Ken) VanBlaricum of Pratt, Kansas; one sister-in-law, Marjorie Burkholder of Overland Park, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; stepdaughter-in-law, Marie Schoppers; one brother, Jon; and sister-in-law, Tish.

The funeral will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at the Root River Church of the Brethren with Rev. Michael W. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Queen Cemetery. Friends may call at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston 5 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday and at the church on Wednesday and hour before the service.

Esther E. Hanlon

Tue, Aug 25th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Esther E. Hanlon, age 84, of Harmony, Minnesota passed away on August 21, 2015 at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Memorial Services will be 11:00 am Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Greenfield Lutheran C ..... 
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Michael J. Schimming

Thu, Aug 20th, 2015
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Michael J. Schimming, 58, of McHenry, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 13th, at Advocate Condell Hospital, Libertyville, Ill. after an accident at home. Mike was the husband of Linda, with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. Mike was born on J ..... 
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Mary (Kingsley) Vitse

Tue, Jul 28th, 2015
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Mary (Kingsley) Vitse, 85, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Harmony, MN, passed away on July 26, 2015, at Cottagewood Senior Communities, where she resided the past two years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. ..... 
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Eldon Sauer

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
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Eldon Sauer, “Uncle Eldie”, age 88, of Harmony and lifetime Fillmore County resident passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wed, July 1, 2015 at Harmony Care Center of natural causes. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the As ..... 
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Rose Ann Barker

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
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Rose Ann Barker formally of Harmony, Minn., passed away March 19, 2015, while in hospice care in Phoenix, Ariz. Rose Ann Donna Mae was born July 28, 1929 to Charlie and Agnes Anderson in Remer Minn. She graduated from Remer HS in 1947. Upon grad ..... 
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Allan Joseph Hill

Mon, May 18th, 2015
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Allan Joseph Hill, age 77, of Harmony, Minn. died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Harmony. A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 am Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minn. Interment followed in State Line Cemetery ..... 
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John W. Darrah

Mon, May 11th, 2015
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John W. Darrah, age 61, of Granger, Minn. died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home in Granger. John was born July 3, 1953 in Cresco, Iowa to Murl and Irene (Munson) Darrah. He graduated from Harmony High School and worked as a farm hand in Fillmo ..... 
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John Dybvik

Mon, May 11th, 2015
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John Dybvik, 68, of rural Harmony, Minn. passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. John (Jackie) Dybvik was born on November 17, 1946, in Cresco, Iowa to Orval and Hazel (Lunningdahl ) Dybvik. John passed away in his home on April 28, 2 ..... 
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