Obituaries

Mary Jane Schmitt – Rochester, Minn.

Mary Jane Schmitt, 72, of Rochester, Minn., died Aug. 13, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.... more

Barbara E. DeWitt

Barbara Elaine DeWitt, 91, formerly of Brookings, died June 5, 2017, in Stillwater, Minn. Burial with a short payer service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, with coffee at Perkins immediately afterward.... more

Russell C. Nielsen – Brookings

Russell C. Nielsen, 92, of Brookings, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at the United Living Community in Brookings. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m.... more

Bertil R. Brandsrud – Estelline

Bertil R. “Bert” Brandsrud, 79, of Estelline, died Monday, Aug.14, 2017, under hospice care. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estelline. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Geise Funeral Chapel in Es... more

John R. Kramer – Elkton

John R. Kramer, 82, of Elkton, died on Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 while in his home, under hospice care. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elkton with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.... more

Karen Fenner – Arlington

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Karen Ruth Fenner, 68, died Monday, Aug. 14, surrounded by her family and friends. Funeral services are at 10:30 am. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arlington. Visitation is at Trinity Lutheran Church ... more

Marilyn Edwards Brookings

Marilyn M. Edwards, 87, of Brookings, formerly of Colton, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at The Neighborhoods at Brookview in Brookings.... more

Glen Carver - Lutz Fla.

Glen L. Carver, of Lutz, Fla. passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, with his loving family by his side. ... more