Archive for January, 2016


Darlene J. “Peggy” Poffenberger ~ Kasson

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Poffenberger, Darlene

Darlene J. (Peggy) Poffenberger, 87, of Kasson passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, MN.
Darlene was born September 13, 1928 in Fairmont, MN to Virgil and Florence (Simpson) Louks. She grew up in the Hayfield area.
Darlene worked as a cook for several different establishments in the Kasson-Mantorville area; the Country Club, Drive-In and Haven’s Bakery. Darlene also enjoyed painting and wallpapering, gardening, playing cards, checkers and cooking.
Darlene married Clifford (Bud) Poffenberger on April 16, 1949. Darlene had two children, Randy and Gail Poffenberger.
Darlene is survived by her son, Randy Poffenberger (Kim Lewis) of Kasson; grandchildren Jolynn, Lisa, Ben, Kassie, Krissie, Travis, Kelcie; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Vivian (Leonard) Westin of Dexter, MN, Verta of Rushford, MN, Mary Hegna of Dodge Center, MN, Linda (Danny) Brockmiller of Hayfield, MN, Pat (Tony) Distad of Arizona; brothers Dick (Jean) Louks of Mantorville, MN, Jerry (Arlene) Louks of Owatonna, Terry Louks and Butch Louks of Park Rapids, MN; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford (Bud); parents Virgil and Florence; son Gail; sisters Judy, Betty, Bonnie, Audrey and Grace; and brothers Bill, Wayne, Bob, Kenneth and Jim.
The funeral service will be held February 6, 2016, at 11:00 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, MN with Pastor Dana O’Brien officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be no reviewal. Inurnment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, MN at a later date.

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Sally P. Schleeter ~ Mantorville

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

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Sally Pauline Schleeter, 83, of Mantorville died peacefully on Friday, January 15, 2016, at the home of her daughter, where she had resided the past year.
Sally was born December 9, 1932 in New Prague, Minnesota to Stanley and Marcella (Zvanovec) Sindelar. She attended New Prague High School and following graduation, worked in the lab at Minnesota Valley Breeders in New Prague.
She married Henry A. Schleeter on April 28, 1956 at Frieden’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Prague. They then made their home in Mantorville.
Sally worked for many years as head cook in the Kasson-Mantorville School System prior to opening her own restaurant, “The Cookie Jar” in Mantorville in 1983.
She was an active member of the First Congregational Church as a Sunday School teacher and President of the Women’s Fellowship.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Russell Sindelar, and a granddaughter. She is lovingly remembered by her five children, Susan (Rolland) Dickson, Linda (Doug) Schmidt, Sandra (Steve) DuBois, Wendy Schleeter, and Bruce (Vicky) Schleeter; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Sally lived life with joy and enthusiasm, giving generously to others. Her greatest love was her family.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the First Congregational Church in Mantorville, MN with Pastor Brian Egelston officiating. Friends may also call at the church from 5:00-7:00 pm on Monday, January 18 and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. There will be no reviewal. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Evergreen Cemetery in Mantorville.
The family prefers memorials to the First Congregational Church of Mantorville.

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Edward “Ed” Pearson ~ Kasson

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Edward “Ed” Pearson, 55, passed away peacefully at home on January 10, 2016. Ed was born October 21, 1960, in New York City, New York.
He is survived by three brothers, James (Joan) Pearson, Michael (Judy) Pearson and Joseph (Sue) Pearson; one sister Barbara Pearson (Julie) as well as nieces and nephews. He will be missed.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 2:00-4:00 pm at Dibble Funeral Home, 213 W. Main Street, Kasson, MN, 507/634-2331. There will be no reviewal.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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