Obituaries

  • Erik Puffer

    Erik Puffer

    Erik C. Puffer, age 41, of New Prague, died peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Erik was born a twin on May 28, 1981 in Minneapolis to Dr. Read more…Read More »
  • Sonia Funk

    Sonia Funk

    Sonia H. Funk, age 94, of New Prague, formerly of Minnetonka, died peacefully with her family at her side, on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Traditions of Montgomery. Sonia was born on February 4, 1928 in Minneapolis to William E. Read more…Read More »
  • Don Sirek

    Don Sirek

    Donald Andrew “Don” Sirek passed away on July 22nd at the age of 90, in his hometown of New Prague, Minnesota. Don was born on April 26, 1932, in New Prague to Andrew and Sentina (Crema) Sirek. Raised in the Read more…Read More »
  • Joe Vaughan

    Joe Vaughan

    Joe Vaughan, age 85, of New Prague, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital New Prague. Joe was born on September 15, 1936 in New Prague to Joseph C. and Elizabeth (Hart) Vaughan. Joe’s Read more…Read More »
  • Darleen Tupy

    Darleen Tupy

    Darleen D. Tupy, age 82, of New Prague, died peacefully on Monday, July 4th, 2022 at Mala Strana Health and Rehabilitation Center. Darleen was born on December 17, 1939 In Wheatland Township, Rice County, MN to Casper J. and Mary Read more…Read More »
  • Monica Straiton

    Monica Straiton

    Monica S. Straiton, age 96, of Waconia, formerly of New Prague, died peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society in Waconia. She was born a twin, the younger of the two, on June 28, 1926 in Mendota Read more…Read More »
  • Tom Hanzel

    Tom Hanzel

    Thomas E. Hanzel, age 78, of New Prague died peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital New Prague. Tom was born on July 16, 1943 in Mankato to Louis Read more…Read More »
  • Rita Ann Chlan

    Rita Ann Chlan

    Rita Ann (Trnka) Chlan, age 89, of Webster, MN passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 19, 2022. She was born on April 23, 1933 in Erin Township to Mathias and Helen (Brabec) Trnka of Lonsdale. Rita grew up Read more…Read More »
  • Melvin Busch

    Melvin Busch

    Melvin R. Busch, age 85, of Jordan, died peacefully at his home with his family at his side on Monday, June 6, 2022. He was born on November 9, 1936 in New Prague to Arthur O. and Adeline S. (Wolf) Read more…Read More »
  • Darlene Dezelske

    Darlene Dezelske

    Darlene M. Dezelske, age 80, of New Prague, died peacefully at home with her family at her side on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Darlene was born on August 20, 1941 in Farmington, MN to Barney and Florence (Cherry) Case. She Read more…Read More »

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