Tricounty News

Frances Pramann, 90

w-aaPramannFrancesFrances Pramann of South Haven died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was 90.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Zion United Methodist Church in South Haven with Rev. Ruth Hograbe officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.


Michael Thiel, 73

Michael Thiel of Spirit Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. He was 73.

W-ThielMichael0001Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at First Christian Church in Spencer, Iowa, with Rev. Dan Mayes and Pastor Brian Thiel officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.


Why January’s Special

George and Cathy Schmit

Now gone for several years,

Remain close in our hearts

And still cause many tears.

They’re still thought of each day

By the ones who loved them so,

And remain a thought away

Though we had to let them go.


Sharon Geissler, 70

Sharon Geissler of South Haven died peacefully in her sleep Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the University of Minnesota Hospital following a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. She was 70,W-Geissler-Sharon-Photo-Oval

Funeral services celebrating Sharon’s life will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hutchinson with Pastor Wayne Morrison officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date. There will be a gathering prior to the services Saturday afternoon from 2-3 p.m., and a time for sharing after the service at the church in Hutchinson.


Norbert Donnay, 81

N Donnay photoNorbert Donnay of Watkins died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. He was 81.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Fr. Thomas Olson will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, and from 9-10 a.m. Monday, at Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home followed by Watkins Legion Post #453 prayers at 6 p.m.