Obituaries


Adeline E. Wolter, 86, Henderson

12/8/2016

Adeline E. Wolter, age 86, of Henderson, died at the Minnesota Valley Health Care Facility on Saturday, Dec. 3.  
Funeral services were held at the Grace Lutheran Church in Le Sueur at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6. Pastor James Bourman  officiated the services.
Visitation was held at the church from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Following the service, there was a lunch at the church followed by burial in Brown Cemetery, Henderson.
Adeline was born to Frederick and Ida (Brockoff) Wentzlaff in Green Isle on May 13, 1930. She attended rural Arlington Township schools.  She married Clarence Wolter in New Rome, Sibley County, on April 23, 1947.  The couple moved to Melrose Park, IL., for many years where Clarence worked for International Harvester.  The family returned to Henderson in 1972.  Adeline enjoyed her time with family, friends and playing cards.
She is survived by her children, Shirl Wolter of Forest Park, IL; Sandra Wolter of Elmhurst, IL; Kevin (Debra) Wolter of Lyons, IL; Kerwin  Wolter and his wife, Maureen Graham of Avon; Sharon (Dennis) Graham of Henderson, and Karl (Amanda) Wolter of Arlington;  12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence in 1977; son, Kenneth; sisters, Martha Lueck, Olga Wallert, Verna Beseke, Lorretta Schaefer, Eleanor Fenske and infant sister, Marion;  brothers, Clarence, Lawrence, Ellsworth, Darwin and Frederick Jr.

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Adeline A. Klancke, 88, NYA

12/8/2016

Adeline Alice (ZumBerge) (Harms) Klancke, age 88, of Norwood Young America, passed away at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Funeral services were held at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Pastor Donald Andrix officiated.
The organist was Cheryl Andrix.
Special music by  Emanuel LWML was “Softly and Tenderly.”
Congregational hymns were “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.”
Casket bearers were  Adeline’s grandsons, Kevin Harms, Tim Harms, Eric Harms, Patrick Harms, Shawn Harms, Jordan Harms, Aaron Harms, Luke Panning and Joel Panning.
Interment followed at the church cemetery.
 Adeline Alice (ZumBerge) (Harms) Klancke was born in Plato on Feb. 28, 1928.  She was the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude (Litzau) ZumBerge.  Adeline was baptized as an infant on March 11, 1928, by Rev. Eyrich at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Plato and later was confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 27, 1941, by Rev. Dysterheft at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township. She received her education at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Parochial School and graduated with the Glencoe High School Class of 1946.                          
On May 15, 1949, Adeline was united in marriage to Willard Harms by Rev. Schaller at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township.  Adeline and Willard made their home on Willard’s family farm and later moved into Hamburg.  Their marriage was blessed with six children, Kenneth, Ronald, Warren, Dale, Galen and Karen. They shared over 43 years of marriage until Willard passed away on Oct. 3, 1992.  On May 20, 1995, Adeline was united in marriage to Lowell Klancke by Pastor Donald Andrix at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.  They shared over 16 years of marriage until Lowell passed away on Feb. 9, 2012.  After Lowell’s death, Adeline made her home at Peace Villa and in 2015 moved to The Harbor both in Norwood Young America.  
Adeline was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker.  She was an active member at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota, where she sang in the choir and was also a member of the Emanuel LWML.
Adeline was a caregiver and loved having a house full of people.  She enjoyed shaking dice, playing bingo and cards multiple times a week.  Adeline loved embroidering, reading, listening to old time music and watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.  She also enjoyed her Peace Villa/Harbor family and friends.  Adeline cherished the time spent visiting and telling stories to her children, grandchildren and friends.
Adeline is survived by her  children, Kenneth (Laurie) Harms of Grinnell, Iowa, Warren (Joy) Harms of Norwood Young America, Dale (Carolyn) Harms of Norwood Young America, Galen Harms of Norwood Young America, and Karen (Dean) Panning of Hamburg; step children, Susan (Brad) Johnson of Clarkfield, Steven Klancke of Green Isle, Brenda Klancke of Hamburg, James (Kim) Klancke of Independence, Nancy (Jon) Blaeser of Nisswa; grandchildren, Kevin Harms, Tim (Allison) Harms, Eric (Staci) Harms, Patrick Harms, Shawn (Malli) Harms, Danna (Joe) Lemke, Crystal (Matt) Hoen, Kassandra Harms, Jenny Braunworth, Jordan Harms, Aaron Harms, Kacie (Nolan) Kloempken, Abbie Harms, Leah (Tim) Murphy, Kelli (Ben) Schlagel, Luke Panning, Joel (Ellen) Panning, David (Amy) Johnson, Darrin (Kelly) Johnson, Brent Johnson, Brian (Liz) Klancke, Dan (Teresa Kuhl) Klancke, Lauryn Klancke, Andrew Klancke, Catherine Blaeser, Elizabeth Blaeser and Mitchel Blaeser; 26 great grandchildren; sister, Clarice Henning; sister-in-law, Jean Harms; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Adeline is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur & Gertrude ZumBerge; husbands, Willard Harms and Lowell Klancke; son, Ronald Harms; granddaughter, Donna Harms; sister, LaVera Koehler and her husband, Herb; brother, Gilbert ZumBerge and his wife, Leona; brothers-in-law, Milan Henning, Gordon Harms and Merlin Harms.
Arrangements by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America, MN. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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Peter Steckel, 75, Bad Homberg, Germany

12/8/2016

Peter Steckel, age 75, Bad HomBerge, Germany, died on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Peter is the brother of Dorothea Harjes, formerly of Green Isle, and currently of Norwood Young America, and Brigitte Bendt, of Edina, and a sister, Inge-Lore Steckel, Kassel Germany.
They are flying to Germany to attend the funeral at Bad HomBerge on Thursday, Dec. 8.

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Kevin ZumBerge, 57, Arlington

11/17/2016

Kevin ZumBerge, age 57, of Arlington, passed away at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth on Friday, Nov. 11.
Memorial service was held at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl  officiated.
Visitation was held at the funeral home prior to the service from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kevin was born to  Wendell and Melva (Kroells) ZumBerge in Glencoe on June 3, 1959. He grew up south of Hamburg and graduated from the Arlington-Green Isle High School in 1977. He married Wendy Walters at St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in Hamburg on July 16, 1977.  Kevin worked as a mechanic and foreman at Seneca Foods in Arlington and Glencoe for many years.  Kevin spent some of his final days at his favorite place, his hunting shack near Floodwood.  He loved hunting, fishing, going out to eat with his family, and helping his daughter, Ashley, on her hobby farm. He loved playing with his grandchildren, who nicknamed him, Bacca.  
He is survived by his wife, Wendy; daughters, Amber (Mark) Sommerfeld of Sleepy Eye, Kara (Nick) Croat of Arlington, Holly (Ben) Stier of Belle Plaine, and Ashley (Josh) Burtyk of Glencoe; grandchildren, Hailey, Katelyn, Grayson and Paisley Croat, Isabelle and Cooper Stier, and Calan Burtyk; siblings, Larry “Cougar” ZumBerge of Norwood, Karen (Doug) Lueck of Litchfield, Dave (Patty) ZumBerge of Little Falls, and Kathy “Putz” Lueck of Norwood; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Keith; and brother-in-law, Randy Lueck.

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