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Marlow Otterloo

Apr 01, 1948 - Nov 26, 2023

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Lake Crystal, MN

Marlow passed away peacefully the morning of November 26, 2023.He was born in Sioux Center, Iowa on April 1st 1948 to Gerrit and Gertrude Van Otterloo. He graduated from Sheldon High School in 1966 and moved to Mankato where he met the love of his life, Dawna Solomonson. They married on December 18, 1971. They welcomed 2 daughters, Beth and Becca. Marlow loved to get creative and had an artistic side. He worked at Jerry’s Auto Body for many decades, as a certified autobody technician. His...Read More

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Michael (Mike) Wilfred Paumen

Sep 08, 1945 - Jan 30, 2024

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Lake Crystal, MN

Michael (Mike) Wilfred Paumen of Lake Crystal, MN, received his heavenly wings on January 30, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born on September 8, 1945, in St. Cloud, MN, to Wilfred J. and Hazel V. (Gagnon) Paumen. Mike attended catholic school from 1951 to 1959. He then attended Maple Lake High School from 1959 to 1963. He was active in saddle club throughout his school years. After high school, he joined the Air Force and served for 18 1/2 years, from November 1964 to May 1983. In 1971, Mike married Rosetta Lamb, and they went on to have two children, Scott and Gini. They later divorced in the 1980s. With the help of his close friend Karen, and attending AA, Mike obtained sobriety on April 16, 1989, after 14 years of trying. In 1989, Mike met Beth Henrichs and her daughter Jeannie. Mike and Beth were united in marriage on February 14, 1992. Mike enjoyed camping, walking, dancing, word puzzles, and watching movies. He also enjoyed playing the accordion for many years, playing for his family and friends. He was a member of VFW Post 950 and the American Legion Post 11. He also worked for many years at Crystal Valley Co-op Energy Department. Mike is survived by his wife Beth of Lake Crystal; his children, Scott, Gini (Mike) Hendrix, and Jeannie (Josh) Boerger; his grandchildren, A.J. (McKenzie) Hendrix (who, following in is grandfather's footsteps, joined the Air Force), Johnathon Hendrix, Natalie Boerger, and Whitney Boerger; siblings, Frank (Patricia) Paumen, Ed (Nan) Paumen, Charles (Carol) Paumen, Judy (Gene) Post, and Kathy Fagerness; and many nieces and nephews. Mike is preceded in death by his parents and many aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, starting at 11am, at Zion Lutheran Church, Lake Crystal. To to the family or in memory of Michael (Mike) Wilfred Paumen, please

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Robert L. Miles

Nov 16, 1935 - Jan 20, 2024

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Lake Crystal, MN

Fairmont, MNVisitation for Robert “Bob” L. Miles, age 88, of Fairmont, MN, will be held 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, MN. Burial will be held at a later date at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont. Robert passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at The Beacon in Lake Crystal, MN. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jerry

Oct 27, 1937 - Jan 12, 2024

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Lake Crystal, MN

Jerry, age 86, husband of Barbara and father Mark Johnson, Greg Johnson, Jill Hilgers, Todd Johnson and their families, died January 12, 2024 at The Pillars after a long journey with Lewy Body Dementia. Per his wishes, his body was donated to the Mayo Clinic for the benefit of their medical school.As Spring services are planned, this obituary will be updated.

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Meryl "Burgie" Victor Burgeson

Jan 18, 1938 - Dec 31, 2023

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Lake Crystal, MN

Meryl "Burgie" Victor Burgeson, age 85, of Madelia, died on December 31, 2023, at Crystal Seasons Assisted Living Center in Lake Crystal.Visitation will be on Thursday, January 4, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Sturm Funeral Home, Madelia Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Madelia on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 1:00 pm. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Madelia. The family prefers memorials be given to Pheasants Forever.Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Madelia.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.Burgie was born January 18, 1938, to Vernon and Dorothy (Pauley) Burgeson in Madelia. He attended high school in Madelia and graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture.  After college, Burgie moved to California where he met and married Jan Davies. He worked as an accountant and programmer. Burgie helped raise his step children and later, his daughter, Crissy. In the 1990s, Burgie moved back to the family farm in Madelia where he helped farm and fix up classic cars and pickups.Burgie will be remembered as the life of the party, with his unforgettable belly laugh, and willingness to help others.  Burgie is survived by his daughter, Crissy (Sean) Gugler of San Jose, California; step son, Mike Burt of Washington; step grandson, Don Scow of Ohio; and special friends, Theresa McHugo and Kevin Byro.Burgie was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jan; step daughter, Pam Scow; step son, Donald Scow; and step grandson, David Scow.    

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Sgt. Cade Michael Wolfe

Born : Nov 08, 1999

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Lake Crystal, MN

Sgt . Cade Michael Wolfe was born on November 8, 1999 in Mankato, MN to Scott Wolfe and Julia Molden. He graduated from Mankato East High School and immediately went to serve in the United States Army in 2018. Cade enlisted as a UH-60 Black Hawk Repairer (15T), and upon completing Advanced Individual Training, he was assigned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. In 2022, Cade was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After completing the Regiments extensive training and assessment program, Green Platoon, he served as an MH-60M Direct Action Penetrator (DAP) Basic Mission Qualified Crew Chief. Cade’s awards and decorations include Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Services Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Basic Aviation Badge. Cade is survived by his wife, Danielle Wolfe; father, Scott and stepmother, Heather Wolfe; mother, Julia and stepfather, Dave Molden; brother, Cooper and Rachael Wolfe; stepmother, Amy Anderson; and extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roger Wolfe.Cade was loved by all who met him and made a remarkable impact on each and every one of us. He will be greatly missed and honored by us all forever.A welcome home escort will begin at Mankato Regional Airport and end at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary. Date and time will be announced when information becomes available. There will be a celebration of life held at 3pm, Friday, January 5, 2024 at the Mankato National Guard Armory, 100 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Military honors will be provided by C/1-160th SOAR (Abn). A social hour event will immediately follow at The Venue, 1850 Madison Avenue, Mankato. All are welcome to join Cade’s family and loved ones to honor him. Livestreaming will be available on Cade’s obituary page at www.mankatomortuary.com

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Mary Monk

May 08, 1930 - Dec 15, 2023

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Lake Crystal, MN

Mary Ann M Monk, age 93, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, died December 15, 2023. Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services at Fort Snelling National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband. Instead of flowers her family requests memorials to the Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 2nd St SW Rochester, MN 55902 or gift-of-life. org. Mary Ann was born May 8,1930 to Mathilda (Hartman) and Andrew Stang in Hopkins, MN. After graduating from Hopkins High school, she worked for Minneapolis Moline and Northern States Power Company. Mary Ann spent the rest of her years caring for her family. Mary Ann donated a kidney to her husband in 1992 and was a healthcare pioneer in the world of living donor transplant. If you had the pleasure of knowing Mary Ann, you will remember her smile and sense of humor. Survived by daughter, Susan (John) Kjos and son, Donald Jr. (Karen) Monk; grandchildren, Jessica (Meg), Ryan (Ashlee), Haley (Kyle), Sam, along with four great-grandchildren; sister, Judy Lindgren; sister-in-law, LaVerne Stang and nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a number of close friends. Preceded in death by husband, Donald; siblings, Dorie Brown and Alby Stang; parents, Mathilda and Andrew Stang; children, Thomas Monk and Kathy Wright; grandchildren, Jennifer Adams and Andrew Kjos. Mary Ann was heartbroken to have outlived several of her children and grandchildren.

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Margaret Mclaughlin

Dec 01, 1943 - Nov 30, 2023

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Lake Crystal, MN

Margaret Jean McLaughlin died early morning November 30, 2023. She passed away in the same manner she lived--quietly and privately in her home. Margaret, a. k. a. Muggs, was born December 1, 1943, in Mankato along with her twin sister, Mary, to Myles and Margaret Smith. She graduated from Good Counsel Academy in 1961. She married James McLaughlin on May 21, 1971. For 51 years they lived in North Mankato where they raised their son, Michael. Muggs’ kitchen table was often covered in puzzles and library books. She challenged herself to complete crypto cipher and word finds. She loved to read and play a mean game of cribbage. Every summer, Muggs grew and canned vegetables. She enjoyed sitting in her yard at the picnic table observing the butterflies and birds. She hosted weekly dinners for her granddaughters, and each Christmas, she knitted them hats and scarves. Muggs thrived in her North Mankato neighborhood where she felt connected to her community of neighbors. She could stand on her sidewalk, look in all directions, and note the names of all who lived near her. Her lifelong friends and yearly traditions meant a lot to her. Muggs consistently put birthday cards in the mail to be delivered and opened on time. Muggs is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carey McLaughlin and children, Melisandra, Corrigan, Reece. She is survived by in-laws, Chas McLaughlin and Denny and Lynda McLaughlin as well as nieces, nephews, and their spouses: Jessica McLaughlin and Tim Wright; Jolene McLaughlin; Lee and Blair McLaughlin and children, Morgan and Will; Jay McLaughlin; Casey and Madeleine McLaughlin and Lucas, Sophia, Ronan; Mark Reich and Kim Hickey and Emilie and Ella. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Dorn McLaughlin; her parents, Myles and Margaret Smith; sister, Mary McLaughlin; brother and sister-in-law, Wally and Terry Reich. Please join the family for a celebration of Muggs’ life on December 23, 2023 from 2-4 p. m. at Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato.

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Carl Moss

Feb 13, 1928 - Dec 11, 2023

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Lake Crystal, MN

Carl E. Moss, age 95, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father, Monday, December 11, at his home in Mankato, MN. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held, at 3 p. m. Saturday, December 16, 2023, at Mankato Mortuary. A private family burial service will be held earlier in the day. Carl, son of Roy and Gertrude (King) Moss, was born February 13, 1928, in Moscow, Kansas He was the ninth of eleven children and spent most of his childhood years in Little River, Kansas. He joined the US Air Force when he was twenty years old and worked in airplane maintenance. He married Betty Breeze in Shreveport, LA, April 17, 1950. Together they raised their two children, Cindy and Tim. While in the military the family traveled all over Europe and the United States. After twenty-two years in the military Carl retired while stationed in Rapid City, SD and moved to Olympia, WA. He worked for a year and a half for Continental Can Company then worked in the Olympia Post Office for sixteen years before retiring for good. After 48 years of marriage, Betty passed away. Upon returning from a mission trip to Haiti, Carl reconnected with JaNeane Parkins, who also grew up in Little River, KS, and was a very good friend of his younger sister. Carl and JaNeane were married September 21, 2000 and resided in Olympia, WA until September 2021 when they moved to Mankato to be close to JaNeane’s family. Carl’s love of airplanes fueled his hobby of flying and building radio-controlled airplanes later in life. He could often be found in his garage building or repairing his airplanes. He would even design his planes from scratch. He was very mechanical and could fix anything. He even built the log house he and Betty had in Olympia. Carl loved a good jig-saw puzzle, reading, tending to his garden and being in nature. He was a devoted Christian with a strong faith and lived a life true to God. He was a devoted husband, loving father and cherished friend. He will be missed. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty, his son, Tim, six brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife JaNeane, daughter Cindy (Jim Luna) Fry, and granddaughter Holly (Tim) Clothier, step-daughter Teresa (Alan) Anderson, step-sons George (Tami) Wullschleger, Kurt (Kris) Wuller, sister Jeanne Deeds, one great grandchild, eight step-grandchildren and 14 step great grandchildren.

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Roger Reichel Sr

May 21, 1945 - Dec 10, 2023

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Lake Crystal, MN

Roger age 78, died Sunday, December 10, 2023 at Pathstone Living. Celebration of Life will be from 1-3 pm, Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Morson-Ario VFW, Mankato. Mankato Mortuary assisting with arrangements, Roger was born May 21, 1945, in Mankato to Raymond and Cecelia (Miller) Reichel. He attended area schools, enlisted in the US Army and later was honorably discharged. He spent many of his days loving the sunshine, listening to Elvis and enjoying an ice-cold Busch Light on his deck. Roger welcomed family, friends, and people that would soon become friends, to his home. Survivors include three children, ReNita Brandt, ReGina Reichel, Roger Jr. (Amy) Reichel all of Mankato; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two siblings, Linda and Jerry; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita (Brossard) Reichel; second wife, Kathy (Weber) Reichel; siblings, Raymond Jr. , Duane, Rosella, Darlene, Loretta, Lorraine Gerina and Dorothy.

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Marcelyn Pedersen

Jun 29, 1933 - Dec 07, 2023

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Lake Crystal, MN

Marcelyn L. Pedersen, age 90, of Lake Crystal, died Thursday, December 7, 2023. Funeral Service 11:00 a. m. , Saturday, December 16, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Lake Crystal. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 11:00 a. m. , Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Minneopa Cemetery, rural Mankato. Lake Crystal Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church or Gideons International . Marcelyn was born June 29, 1933, to Floyd W. and Ruth C. (Wigley) Baustian at her grandparents’ home. She grew up in Judson, MN on a farm, attending a one-room school house and was involved with 4-H and showing cattle. She played tuba with the Lake Crystal High School marching band and graduated from Lake Crystal High School in 1951. Marcelyn was united in marriage to Melvin R. Campbell on February 15, 1952. Melvin died on their anniversary, February 15, 1994. They were married for 42 years, having 4 children. Marcelyn assisted Melvin as his secretary, selling insurance for Farmers Insurance Group, and helped on the family farm. She and Melvin were involved at the Lake Crystal nursing home for over 20 years in caring for the residents and provided a service every Sunday morning. Marcelyn was over a 60 year member of the First Baptist Church, where she served as Deaconess, AWANA, and on other various committees. She played piano and organ for the First Baptist Church, and at nursing homes, funerals, and weddings. She helped with the Grace Thrift Store in Lake Crystal, a faithful member of the Neighborhood Club, involved with Gideons, enjoyed freezing corn every summer, shopping at the Mankato Mall, playing piano, and in later years playing an avid and fiery Rummikub player. She also enjoyed attending the Welsh Sing – Gmanfu Gnau every year. Marcelyn married Ronald D. Pedersen in 2007. Ron died on October 23, 2023. In their 16 years of marriage they were able to do much traveling together and attended many Southern Gospel concerts. Since the day she got married in 1952, she has always lived on County Road #6 in Lake Crystal (on 4 different farms!) Marcelyn is survived by her four children, Paul (Debbie) Campbell, Ralph (Tammy) Campbell, Jon (Lorri) Campbell, Melanie (Gary) Lefebvre; nine grandchildren, Steve (Jessi), Mike (Leann), Lisa, Stacey (Ben), Ben (Sonja), Heidi, Joshua, Caleb, and Jeremiah; twelve great-grandchildren, Maeve, Ambrielle, Chaylin, Brexlyn, Megan, Lauren, Jacob, Henry, Isabelle, Gary Jr. , Claire, and Jakob; and extended family. Marcelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Melvin Campbell and Ronald Pedersen; daughter-in-law, Rachel; and grandson-in-law, Bob. The live stream link below is a complimentary service provided by Mankato Area Funeral Homes. Unforeseen technical, internet, facility, and/or acoustical circumstances may produce a diminished end product. Please note, if the live stream does not appear, we are attempting to record and publish the service for later viewing.

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