Saturday, March 17, 2018


James “Jim” W. Johns, 74, of Blooming Prairie died Friday, March 9, 2018, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Jim lost a long battle with a brain disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Jim graduated in 1961 from Blooming Prairie High School. After graduation, he enlisted...
Barbara Ann Franke, 78, received her angel wings on March 7, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family. Barb was born Aug. 30, 1939, in Mankato to Emil and Esther (Grothe) Osmundson.  She grew up on the family farm in Delavan, where she graduated from high school in 1957.  She married her best...
Allan Carlson, 77
The memorial service for Allan O. Carlson, 77, of rural Byron, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at South Zumbro Lutheran Church in rural Kasson, with Rev. Eldon Simonson officiating.  Burial will take place in the church cemetery.  Mr. Carlson died on Thursday March 1, 2018 of a short illness...
Donald Petersburg, 89
Donald  Wayne Petersburg, 89, of Claremont, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Traditions 2.    He was born in Bristol Township, Worth County, Iowa, on Oct. 20, 1928, the son of Alfred and Alma (Gudvangen) Petersburg. He was baptized on Nov. 25, 1928 and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith on May 30,...
William Olson, 89
William Alfred Olson, age 89, died at his home in Rochester on Friday morning, Feb. 9, 2018. In his last days he was visited by his children and well-cared for by his wife Merece and The Seasons Hospice. To that we are eternally grateful. He was born on March 7, 1928 in St. Peter.  He is the son of...
Beth Johnson, 94
Beth Irene Johnson, 94, returned to her heavenly home on Feb. 20, 2018 after a short illness. Her devotion to family was surpassed only by her love for God. Beth was born to the late Harry and Marie (Dawson) Woodward on April 7, 1923 in Bethel, Minn. She spent her early years helping her Dad on the...
Lloyd S. Otterson, 85
Lloyd S. Otterson, 85, of rural Austin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.  Lloyd Sandford was born March 8, 1932 near Geneva in Bath Township, Freeborn County. He attended Freeborn County country school. At age 15, Lloyd went to live and farm with Kermit (...
Calvin Paulson
Calvin George Paulson, 90, of Rochester, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Homestead of Rochester Rehabilitation and Living Center. He was born June 13, 1927 in Austin, the son of Alvin and Ida “Marie” (Hjelmun) Paulson. He graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1945. On August 20, 1951, he...
Orris E. ‘Orrie’ Ohm, 83 of Brownsdale, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at St. Mark’s Heritage Community in Austin, surrounded by his loving family.   Orris Edward Ohm was born May 4, 1934, in Waltham Township, Mower County, the son of Edward C. and Erma (Wollenburg) Ohm.  He attended...
Phyllis Jane Kruckeberg
Phyllis Jane Kruckeberg, 87, of Owatonna, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at Birchwood Cottages.  She was born Nov. 10, 1930 in Owatonna the daughter of Rueben and Elizabeth (Hybl) Carlson. Phyllis graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1949 and attended one year at Austin Community College...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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