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Thelma Louise Foss

Sep 20, 2022

Thelma (Till) Louise Foss, 89, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2022 in her home at Waters Edge Independent Living at St John’s Lutheran Community on Fountain Lake in Albert Lea.

She was born on June 13, 1933, in Freeborn, Minnesota, to Henry and Evelyn (Kvenvold) Jacobson. Thelma graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1951.


Kathleen Mielke

Sep 14, 2022

Kathleen M Mielke died on September 14th, 2022. She was comforted by having family surround her in her final days. 

Kathy was born October 19th 1945 in Albert Lea, MN to Thomas and Ruth Parry. She graduated Albert Lea High School in 1963. She told many stories of “playing ball” across the street from her home with her 8 siblings...

James Bertram Ring

Sep 13, 2022

James “Jim” Ring passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Memorial service will be held at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home at 10 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2022 with visitation one hour prior to service. Reverend Michael Lilienthal will be officiating.

James Bertram Ring was born on March 31, 1925, in Faribault, Minnesota to John and Edith (Hover) Ring. He grew...

Patricia "Pat" Ann Thiner

Sep 11, 2022

Patricia (Pat) Ann Thiner, of Albert Lea, Minnesota, formerly of Mansfield, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Home in Albert Lea.  

Pat was born on April 6, 1939 in Windom, Minnesota, the daughter of William Jr. and Mable (Oltsman) Perrance. She attended school in Windom, Minnesota and graduated from Windom High School in 1957. Pat...

Darlene Lorraine (Jensen) Reed

Sep 10, 2022

Darlene Lorraine (Jensen) Reed age 86 passed away Saturday September 10th, at St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, MN.  A funeral service will be held at Bridge Community Church in Albert Lea, MN on Saturday, September 17th at 10am, with a visitation the on Friday, September 16th  from 4-6pm at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home as well as an hour prior to the...

Elmo Donald Hedum

Sep 7, 2022

Elmo Donald Hedum, age 96, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community in Albert Lea, MN.   Funeral service will be held at First Lutheran Church of Albert Lea, MN on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 2pm.  The visitation will be held on Monday, September 26, 2022 from 4-6pm at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home along with 1...

Jane Deckard

Sep 6, 2022

Jane Darlene Deckard (age 85) was born on May 23, 1937, in Albert Lea, Mn., to Cornelius and Minnie (Berg) Guldbrandson, and was raised on the family farm in Clarks Grove, MN. Jane attended a one-room schoolhouse during her early years and graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1955.

Jane met Ronnie Gale Deckard during their high school years. On June...

David Eugene Thompson

Sep 4, 2022

David Eugene Thompson age 88 passed away Sunday, September 4th, 2022 after a brief stay at the Meadows Assisted Living at St. John’s Lutheran Community on Fountain Lake. David died from complications from Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Dementia.

David was born at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, Minnesota on June 7th, 1934. His parents were Herbert and Ida (Hoverson)...

Wendy Lynn (Carlsen) Nelson

Sep 2, 2022

Wendy Lynn (Carlsen) Nelson, beloved mother, grandmother passed away peacefully with her children by her side September 2, 2022, at the age of 68 after a courageous battle with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Wendy was born at Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea, Minnesota on September 25, 1953. Her parents were Donald “Dick” and Elaine Carlsen, and she was the oldest...

Fred Edward Moller

Sep 2, 2022

Frederick (Fred) Edward Moller, age 81, passed away on September 2, 2022 at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie, MN with family at his side.

Fred was born on June 30, 1941 in Albert Lea, MN to Fridtjof and Cleone (Roupe) Moller. The family soon moved to Utah and lived there for several years. It was then that he...

Dorothy Demmer Gulbrandson

Sep 2, 2022

Dorothy Elizabeth Swanson Demmer Gulbrandson entered her heavenly home on September 2, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Home in Windom, MN.  She was born July 25, 1919 to Gifford & Ruth (Olson) Swanson on her grandparents home near Hartland.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Hartland Lutheran Church.  She attended school in Hartland through 8th grade and then graduated...

Iris J Giles

Aug 29, 2022

Iris J Giles, age 64, passed away at her home in Albert Lea, MN on August 29th, 2022.

Born to Ben and Ardis Anderson on December 8, 1957, Iris grew up in Albert Lea, MN.  She was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, and graduated high school from Albert Lea High School. 

Iris married Robert Giles on August...

Betty Jane Morstad

Aug 25, 2022

Betty Jane Morstad, age 95, passed away on August 25th at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Albert Lea, MN. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend to many.

Born to Clara (Higge) and William Olson on July 14th, 1927 at Iron Mountain, Michigan, Betty grew up at the family’s Steele County country home.  She attended school...

Jean Marie Uldrych

Aug 25, 2022

Jean Marie (Ditlevson) Uldrych passed away at Harbors Senior Living in Fridley, MN on Thursday, August 25, 2022.  Burial will be at Clarks Grove Cemetery in Clarks Grove, MN on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 2pm.

Stefan Paul Oftedahl

Aug 23, 2022

Stefan “Stef” Oftedahl, age 68, passed away on August 23rd in his hometown of Albert Lea, MN. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

Born to LaVonne (Hovland) and Paul Oftedahl on June 9th, 1954, Stef was always in motion. He loved playing basketball and golf, teaching swimming and lifeguarding at the beach, and listening...


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