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BARBARA JEAN KRASSIN, age 85 of Waseca, passed away at her home on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church - Wilton in rural Waseca, with Rev. Larry Sipe officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour before the service at the church.  Interment will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.  Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca is handling the arrangements.  dennisfuneralhomes.com


Dolores Smith of Owatonna died February 6, 2019 at Prairie Manor Care Center. A private family service will take place at a later date.  Interment will be at Owatonna Memorial Garden.  Dolores was born October 3, 1927 in Elgin, ILL the daughter of Alois and Mary (Litz) Metz.  Dolores attended school in Elgin. The family relocated to Minnesota when Dolores was a teenager.  Dolores was united in marriage to Robert W. Smith on March 27, 1948 in Rochester.  The couple made their home in Owatonna.  Dolores was a stay at home mom until her children were school age.  She then went to work for Truth Hardware in Owatonna for the next 20 years, retiring in 1988.  When the children were young they enjoyed fishing trips in Wisconsin and northern Minnesota with their family.  In retirement she enjoyed traveling to Colorado, Texas and Washington to visit family. Her life interests include baking, bowling, spending time with her grandchildren, crocheting, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and day trips to local casinos. Dolores is survived by three daughters Sally Wacek of Glenwood Springs, CO. Sandy (Glen) Hedberg of Ellendale, MN. Penny (Peter) Stenzel of Owatonna.  Six Grandchildren Jenny Wacek, Tony (Deb) Chadwick, Todd Chadwick, Jessica (Rick) Gagnier, Alicia Stenzel, Danielle Stenzel.  11 Great-Grandchildren Twins Olivia and Dakoda Wacek, Branden Chadwick, Yale Thissen, Mariah, Emily Chadwick, Reese Abraham, Javon, Ayana Wheeler, Alexander and Makayla Engbard, Isaiah Stenzel.  Preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and one brother.  To leave a condolence message go to www.brick-megerfuneralhome.com



Robert “Bob” Lee Nesbit, 84, of Owatonna, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Birchwood Cottages.


He was born April 3, 1934 in Winona, Minnesota the son of William and Agnes (Blank) Nesbit. He grew up in St. Charles, Minnesota.  He attended school in St. Charles where he excelled in sports; baseball, basketball and football.  He graduated from St. Charles High School in 1952.  After high school, Bob worked for a summer at Canyon Hotel in Yellowstone National Park and returned to Minnesota and worked for Western Electric Company as an installer.  He enlisted in the United States Army on April 16, 1954.  He was trained in trouble shooting and repair of radar systems and then deployed overseas to Pirmaseans, Germany where he worked at the Signal Corps Repair Depot until his honorable discharge on March 29, 1956.  Following his military service, he worked at Honeywell Aeronautics division until 1958 at which time he enrolled as a student at the University of Minnesota. During his sophomore and junior years, he married Beverly Ann Tenley on June 25, 1960 and following his graduation in 1962, the couple moved to Owatonna.  Bob then began his career at Truth Tool working in the purchasing department and retired in 1991. 


Bob has contributed over 100 Board of Contributors Articles and letters to the editor to the Owatonna People’s Press over the years.  He frequently was a guest lecturer at the Owatonna High School and spoke to nearly all of the Exchange Clubs in Southern Minnesota. 


Bob’s faith in God was deeply rooted within himself.  His mission was to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ at his speaking engagements, at his work, in his conversations with people and in mission trips to Jamaica.  He was a faithful and active member of Christian Family Church in Owatonna serving as an elder, photographer, historian, greeter and co-treasurer for 32 years.  He was also a 42 year member of the Owatonna Exchange Club.


The essence of Bob’s life is best described by the scripture passage 2 Timothy 4:7….“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”.


He is survived by his wife, Beverly Nesbit of Owatonna; children, Steven (and Bonnie) Nesbit of Lakeville and Susan (and Brian) Mower of Owatonna; grandchildren, Alissa (and Ryan) Saverine of New Richmond, WI and their children, Reegan and Easton, Katie (and Andy) Scheffler of Jordan and their children, Brynnley and Maverick, Alex Nesbit of Alexandria, Kyle (and Andrea) Maloney of Owatonna and their child, Addison and Sarah (and Jon) Palm of Owatonna and their child, Griffin; a brother, Milton (and Vanessa) Nesbit of Munster, IN and a niece, Holly (and Marty) Cochran of Ashland, OR.


He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Agnes; granddaughter, Sheila Nesbit and siblings, Don Nesbit and Gladys Wanless.


Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna on Sunday, February 10th from 1:00-4:00pm and at church one hour prior to the service.  Funeral services will be held Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:30am at Christian Family Church in Owatonna with Dr. Tim Peterson officiating.  Interment will be in the Owatonna Memorial Gardens in Clinton Falls Township.


Richard E. Tollefson, age 66, of Owatonna, passed away February, 6 2019, at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna.


Friends may greet the family 4-7:00 PM Tuesday February 12, 2019 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home, Owatonna with a celebration of life service following at 7:00 PM.


Rick was born August 3, 1952 in Aberdeen, SD to parents Edward and Majory (Hoffman) Tollefson.

He graduated from Owatonna High School in 1970, and the following year attended the University of Minnesota graduating  summa cum laude, 4 years later.  In 1974 he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He obtained a degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1977, and shortly admitted into the bar that same year.  While in law school, he law clerked in the Office of John M. Smith from 1975, until he passed the bar examination, when he became a lawyer in the firm, and after a short time, a partner.


He was active in the bar association, being president of the Steele County Bar, and the 5th District Bar Association.


Rick was also involved in politics and was the Steele County Democratic Labor Party chairman. He was also an avid reader, fly fisherman, and had a passion for Red Sox baseball.  Lesser known was his great appreciation for music and when he died he was listening to one of his favorite albums.


He married Emily Kaye Granquist in 1979 in Owatonna. Rick’s health eventually forced him to retire in 2012, however his love of the law kept him active, and he continued to be available, and a valuable resource, to attorneys who wanted to “bounce something off of him” and get the benefit of his experience and wisdom.


Rick is survived by his wife, Emily; step-children, Lance (Tracy) Granquist; grandchildren, Abbie and Logan, all of Owatonna; Jennifer (Ross) Granquist-Meacham of Red Wing, MN; mother, Majory Froehlich of Owatonna; father-in-law and mother-in-law Stanley and Delores Street of Milbank, SD; brother, Tris (Pat) Tollefson Preston, MN; sister, Barb Zeman Owatonna; sister-in-law, Jan Tollefson, Springfield, MN; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his father, Edward; step-father, Martin Froehlich; and brother, Robert. Memorials are preferred to the Owatonna Public Library. For more information or to leave an online condolence message go to www.brick-megerfuneralhome.com.


Harlan O. Schultz, age 75, of Owatonna, passed away February 4, 2019 at Birchwood Cottages, in Owatonna.

Memorial service will be 10:30 AM Saturday February 16, 2019 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home, friends may greet the family 1 hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home starting at 9:30 AM.  Military honors will be provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit.

Harlan was born March 30, 1943 in Albert Lea MN, the son of Floyd and Angeline (Kuiper) Schultz.  He attended high school in Alden, MN.   Harlan was enlisted in the Army in January 1965 and was honorably discharged on October 30, 1966.  He spent 14 months in Vietnam.  He was united in marriage to Mary Eisen on April 15, 1967 at Associated Church, Owatonna.  They moved to Twin Lakes, MN and raised two children.  Harlan hauled milk for Mid-America and later worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Dairyland Power Cooperative.  He was member of the city council, water and sewer department, and a volunteer fireman for Twin Lakes.  He served as Twin Lakes Mayor in 1986.  In 1987 moved to Wabasha MN with the transfer of his job to Dairyland Power in Alma WI.  With the arrival of grandchildren, they moved to Owatonna in 1994.  Harlan started working at Cybex in 1995 until his retirement in September 2016. 

Harlan loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  Enjoyed woodworking, refinishing antique furniture, growing roses, gardening, feeding the birds, classic car shows, old tractor and farm equipment shows, going to flea markets, collecting vintage wood planes. 

Harlan is survived by his loving wife, Mary Schultz; daughter, Melissa (James) Garbers Owatonna, son, Darren (Britt) Schultz, Blooming Prairie.  Grandchildren, Sam (Lauren) Garbers, Matthew, Sarah, Timothy, Daniel Garbers, Lainey, Shelby, William Schultz.  His siblings, Bertha (Gary) Ravnkilde, Florence (Rollie) Wagner, Jerry Sr. (Kathy) Schultz, Judy (Blaine) Lewer. Many nieces, nephews and great nieces, nephews. 

Harlan was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Angeline Schultz.   

The family would like to thank Birchwood Cottages and St. Croix Hospice for taking such wonderful care of Harlan. For more information or to leave an online condolence message go to www.brick-megerfuneralhome.com



GARY DAVID STILLER, age 79 of Waseca died on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Lake Shore Inn in Waseca.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca, with Fr. Gregory Leif officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:00AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Waterville.  dennisfuneralhomes.com


Roland Robert Cram,92 years old of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, MN.


Visitation will be held at the Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waterville, 401 W. Main St. on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 2:00-5:00PM.


Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 11:00 am with visitation 1 hour before services at St Peter's (Bell) Lutheran Church with Rev. Russ Grabau officiating. Burial will follow at Sakatah Cemetery in Waterville.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St Peter's (Bell) Lutheran Church (wall mural fund) or the donor’s choice.


JUDITH DE LA FOSSE, age 75 of Waseca, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Albert Lea Good Samaritan Center.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Vista Evangelical Covenant Church in rural New Richland, with Rev. Brian Schanil officiating.  Visitation will be held from 12:00PM until the time of the service at the church.  Following the funeral service a reception will be held in the church social hall.  Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca is handling the arrangements.  dennisfuneralhomes.com




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