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October 23, 1958 – May 14, 2023

Julie Rose Winkelman, age 64, of Pine City, MN and formerly of Winsted passed away on May 14, 2023 at her residence.

She was born on October 23, 1958 in Hutchinson, MN the daughter of Philip and Rose Ann (Hemerick) Fiecke.

Julie was a dedicated nurse and caregiver.  She loved her children and grandchildren.  Julie, along with her dad, loved to “hate” the MN Vikings.

Survived by her children Shane (Emely) Winkelman and Sara Mezzano; grandchildren Harley and Jackson Brott, Leila and Fiona Mezzano, Sherri and Shane Winkelman; siblings Roger Fiecke, Rodney (Lisa) Fiecke, Laurie Harris and Kathleen Gilman; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents and brothers Anthony Fiecke and Leon Fiecke.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.  Inurnment will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetery.   A luncheon will follow in the church social hall.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

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Diane Marie Sterner Gallagher, age 79, returned to her creator on April 25, 2023, in Tacoma WA.

She passed away at home with family at her side.

Diane was the joy of everyone whom she met. She was born to Frank and Anna Sterner in July,

1943, in Hutchinson, MN. Her mother passed when Diane was 4 years old and her stepmother,

Fredricka “Freddy” Hagen Sterner became her mom. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth MN. Diane served in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC), with most of the time in Japan during the Vietnam war. After being honorably discharged, she returned stateside and moved to WA State. She worked at the Seattle VA Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital ICU, Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing and the Cardiac Study Center cardiology practice of Doctors Anderson, Nagle, Strait, and Lapin. She established the patient education / rehab program visiting hospital patients and developed the Device Clinic, following those with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators. She married the love of her life, Brendan Gallagher on January 24, 1976. They shared 42 years of happy marriage living in the Browns Point WA community. She retired early to care for Brendan who passed away with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018.

Diane had a passion for all things beautiful: herself, her faith, her loving care of Brendan and extended families of nieces and nephews. Colleagues, friends, and neighbors relished in her gourmet cooking and exquisite gardens, at home and at the Browns Point Light House Cottage.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, five siblings and her husband, Brendan. She has extended family in Ireland and many nieces, and nephews throughout the United States.

Diane wanted to give special thanks to nieces, Mary Stucky and Peggy Borders for their generous and supportive care, especially during the final course of her cancer. Special thanks also to Dr. John VanBuskirk, Medical POA and friend and to Susan K Wenski, neighbor and friend, for their always present kindness in caring for her. Thanks also to Dr. Nicholas Hamill for his compassionate care, the MultiCare medical team, the Providence Nutritional Support team, and the CHI Franciscan Hospice team, especially Cindy RN and Marie, Social Services.

Tacoma WA – The Vigil was held on Wednesday, May 17th at 5:30 PM and the Funeral Mass on Thursday, May 18th at 12:10 at St. Leo Catholic Church. A live-streamed recording can be found on the YouTube channel at https://www.stleoparish.org  A luncheon followed in Bichsel Hall.

Winsted MN – The visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 19th at 10:00 AM and the Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. After mass, Inurnment with military honors will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Blue Note.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcomed by the Neighborhood Clinic (a free urgent care clinic for the marginalized) where Diane volunteered for over 20 years. https://NeighborhoodClinicTacoma.org  1323 South Yakima Ave, Tacoma WA 98405-4457

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February 20, 1929 – April 11, 2023

Jeanne Irene (Steindorf) Courteau, died on April 11, 2023 in Maple Plain, MN.

She was born on February 20th, 1929 in Minneapolis, MN to Henry and Amanda (Quinlivan) Steindorf.

She met the love of her life, Larry Courteau at the VanCleve Park at the age of 13!  They married in 1949 and spent a short time in Faribault, MN then back to Minneapolis.   Four children were born there.

In 1960, they moved to Maple Plain after buying the funeral home there, where Larry was the director.

Four more children were born while they were in Maple Plain.   They operated the funeral home there until 1995, when Larry retired and they moved to Waverly on the lake.   They stayed there until 2015, when Larry went into a nursing home.

They were married for sixty-seven years when God called Larry to heaven.    Jeanne carried on as a widow at Haven Homes Assisted Living until her passing at age 94.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, sister Donna, husband Larry, children Renee Courteau, Ellen Stotts and Laura Kunz, grandsons Kevin Stotts Jr. and Daniel Schanus, great grandson Daniel Schanus Jr.

Survived by children: Tom Courteau, Terry (Fred) Skreen, Tony (Dawn) Courteau, Chris (Glenn) Zalusky and Peter (Kim) Courteau; 18 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She was very talented in sewing, decorating, cooking great meals and being a loving caregiver to her husband who has MS for forty-seven years.   She loved living at her lake home in Waverly and hosted many lake days for her family and friends.

She was very devoted to her LORD and her church and had a strong faith in God.   She was very much looking forward to seeing her loved ones and her Savior Jesus in Heaven, when God called her to her final home after a short time in hospice.

A Special thanks to her wonderful care givers at Haven Homes who treated her with kindness, love and respect.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanne Courteau will take place at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 150 Railway Street East in Loretto, MN on Friday, June 16th, 2023 at 10:00 A.M.  with a luncheon to follow.

A visitation will be held on Friday, June 16th one hour prior to services AT THE CHURCH.

Interment will follow the luncheon at Sunset Memorial Park in Minneapolis.

Memorials are preferred to The MS Society or “Feed My Starving Children”.



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Miranda Kay Day – Roberts, age 35 of Minneapolis, MN journeyed on to the Spirit World unexpectedly on Friday, May 12, 2023.

She was born on November 8, 1987 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Tracy Allene Roberts and Duane Cook Sr., of Fargo, North Dakota.

Miranda enjoyed shopping, always had to have the best name brand shoes, going out to eat, loved shopping for all her nice outfits.  She always made sure she was dressed to impress.  She loved going to the casino.  Miranda was fond and loved spending every minute with her children. She recently learned how to bead.  Miranda was very proud of her Sobriety.  She always made sure her siblings were doing ok, if they needed anything, she was right there by their sides.  She also loved to help people that needed the help, she was the type of loving person to give them the shirt off her back if needed.  She loved being around her friends, whom she called her day ones.  Miranda was so fun, lovable, outgoing fun, had an awesome personality, which everyone is going to miss so much.

She missed her mom dearly and is now re-united with her.

Survived by her children: Traci Day-Agelo – age 6, Tristan Day – age 4, Cha’ Velle Day – age 2; father of her children: Bernard Day and his children: Lucille, Twyla, Marida, Alexia, Anthony, Mari and Baby Bern Day, Wendi and Edward Fairbanks, Sr.  Her siblings: Ceala Pittman, Keisha, Jeremy, Jerrick and Jayla Roberts, LeAwndra and DeAwndra Cook – (Twins).

Her father’s side: Shane and Kyle Garrigan, Dan Brun, Duane Cook Jr., Selam Spears, Troy cook and Lovelynn Beaulieu.

Uncles: Mario Perez, Alden Roberts, Bill Thunder; Aunts: Lulu Roberts, Rosetta Roberts, Shayna Clark; Special Aunts: Doreen Perez and Sugie Roberts, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many many friends.

Preceded in death by her mother: Tracy Allene Roberts; Grandfather: Allen Roberts; Grandmother: Deborah Roberts; Brother: Devin Neadeau – Cook Sr; Uncle: Herbert Beaulieu; Great – Grandparents: James and Agnes Roberts, Lucille and Kenneth Rainey; William and Ida Cook.

Funeral Services for Miranda Kay Roberts will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. with a one-night wake starting at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, May 15, 2023 at the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri, 3045 Park Avenue South in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cremation to follow services.

Spiritual Leader will be Allen Hardy.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Stacy Day, Vonnie Peoples-Roberts, Shayna Roberts, Raynelle Roberts, DeAnna Beauchamp, Lissa Crowe, Michelle Yahola, Lulu Roberts, Tina Townsend, Josie Lee, Sugie Roberts, Alicia Roberts, Jacque Wilson, Cheryl Day, Donte Spears, Jared Spears, Janet Neadeau

Casket Bearers will be Bernard Day, Dominik Roberts, Jerrick Roberts, Ryan Roberts, Bob Neadeau Jr., Alden Roberts, Clarence Drouillard, Bill Thunder.

The Chilson Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.  On-line condolences can be directed to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com





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Donavan Starlen Mountain, Nenaawikamigganang, age 36 of Minneapolis, Minnesota journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, May 6, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He was born on September 11, 1986 the son of Starr Pierce and Cynthia Mountain.

My son Donavan Starlen Mountain was one of two children. He went to DeLaSalle High School and he enjoyed biking and being with all generations of our family. He had a big heart for all friends and family. Donavan made me proud that he learned the Ojibwa language from self-taught of more than 8 years. Donavan helped me with my Ojibwa class, I couldn’t have passed without him. He learned how to make LaCrosse sticks and even played. My son will be dearly missed by all, he was an amazing son with so much potential. I will miss our long bike rides. My son will be dearly missed by all.

Survived by his mother: Cynthia Mountain; brother: Redsky Mountain; nephew: Sorin Mountain; family: Wilma Mountain, Jean Mountain, Lander Mountain and many other relatives and friends.

Survived by his father: Starr Lukens Pierce; family: Charles H. Pierce, Joanna Pierce and many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by: William John Sr., Rosemary Mountain and many other relatives.

An all-night visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 beginning at 6:00 P.M. at the Church of Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

An all-night visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 beginning at 6:00 P.M. at the Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake, Minnesota.

A funeral service for Donavan Mountain will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake, Minnesota.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Redsky Mountain, Willie Mountain, Harold Yellow, Karen White, Douglas Colhuff, Jeffrey Pike.

Casket Bearers will be Greg Belsheim, John Lawler, Vincent White, Miguel Delacruz, Verdell Beaulieu, Rosemary Mountain.

Interment will be held at St. Mary Cemetery in Red Lake, Minnesota.

The Chilson Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements. On-line condolences can be directed to www.thechilsonfuneralhome.com

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Troy James Feltmann, age 50, of Lester Prairie, MN passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023 at Glencoe Regional Health surrounded by his loving family after a battle with cancer.

He was born on May 17, 1972 in Waconia, MN the son of Roger and Elaine (Schug) Feltmann.

Troy was baptized on June 11, 1972 and was confirmed on April 30, 1989.

He graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1990.  Troy later attended college at St. Cloud State University for a Mass Communication Degree and Hennepin Tech for Television Production (Troy Feltmann Productions).

On July 16, 1994 Troy Feltmann and Lisa Bayerl were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.  God blessed their marriage with two children, Adam and Hope.

He was employed for twenty years at the Herald Journal as the Sign Shop Manager and as a Sales Representative.

Troy was an avid sports fan and enjoyed all sports, especially when his children were playing.  Baseball was his favorite…..GO TWINS!

Through the years, Troy belonged to the Lester Prairie Lions Club, served on the Lester Prairie Park Board, was a member of the Prairie Days Committee, Lester Prairie Business Association and was previously Lester Prairie’s Little League Coordinator.

He also was the Lester Prairie School’s Media Coordinator.  Troy was the “music man” at Prom, concerts, plays, graduation and many sporting events.

The lights of his life were his four grandchildren:  Layla, Laura, Laney and Henry.  He loved joking with Layla and how she would be a future “Bulldog”.  He fought through health issues, waiting for the arrival of little Henry.

Survived by his loving wife of 28 ½ years Lisa M. Feltmann; a son Adam (Mallory) Feltmann of Glencoe; a daughter Hope (Steven) Anderson of Foreston; grandchildren Layla, Laura & Laney Feltmann and Henry Anderson; mother Elaine Feltmann; brother Tad (Tanya) Feltmann; sister Tracy (Doug) Albers; father-in-law and mother-in-law Melvin and Jenny Bayerl; sister-in-law Micki (Rick) Newstrom; brothers-in-law Jason (Carrie) Bayerl and Jeff (Lisa) Bayerl; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his father Roger E. Feltmann on May 15, 2015.

Funeral services for Troy J. Feltmann will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 12:00 Noon at Lester Prairie Schools.  The Rev. Dave Hormann will officiate.  Private interment will be held at the Lester Prairie City Cemetery.

A visitation will be held at the Lester Prairie Schools on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 4-8 PM.  Further visitation will be held at the school on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 10 AM until time of services.

Honorary casket bearers will be Troy’s four grandchildren.

Casket bearers will be Larry Roth, Dean Aldrich, Brian Anderson, Jami Berg, Mike Lee and Jason Blashack.

Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.