On Feb. 7, 2019 at 10:35 a.m. Bob breathed his last breath at Birchwood Cottages with his beloved family closely gathered around him. Immediately, Bob not only heard the exclaim, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” But also “Now let us cross over to the other side.” (Matthew 25:21, Mark 4:35)

OWATONNA — 92 Owatonna DECA members participated in the District 1 competition sponsored by Owatonna’s Hometown Credit Union and held at Christian Family Church in Owatonna on January 10. The following qualified for the Minnesota DECA State Career Development Conference on March 1-3. Student…

Births

OWATONNA — A girl, Melia Nicole Lutz, was born on Aug. 2, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital to Helen Sell and Trevor Lutz. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.

OWATONNA — A girl, Alma Lori Slowinski, was born on Sept. 19, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital to Nick and Stacy (Wencl) Slowinski. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

OWATONNA — A girl, Aleah Ruby Nelson, was born on Oct. 1, 2019 to Chad and Amanda (Seykora) Nelson. She weighed 8 pounds.

OWATONNA — A boy, Kyzen Hendrix Bowers, was born on Oct. 9, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital to Mariah Spatenka and Shayne Bowers. He weighed 3.6 pounds.

HASTINGS — A boy, Hendrix John McSherry, was born on Sept. 27, 2019 at Regina Hospital in Hastings, Minnesota to Jason and Nicole (Williams) McSherry. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Engagements

Weddings

ORONOCO — Philip James Lesniak and Colby Elizabeth (Richards) Lesniak of Oronoco, Minnesota were married on Oct. 12, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Rochester, Minnesota. The double ring ceremony was officiated by Father Thomas Loomis.

OWATONNA — Emmet and Rosemary Gallagher were married on Oct. 21, 1950 at Sacred Heart Church in Waseca. They will celebrate their anniversary with family. Cards are welcome and may be sent to 334 Cedardale Dr. SE. Apt. A6, Owatonna.

OWATONNA — Jeff and Carrie Knippel will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. at their home in Owatonna. No gifts, please.

OWATONNA — Nicole Mae (Kain) Heers and Nathan Robert Heers of Owatonna, Minnesota were married on June 8, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Owatonna. The Rev. John Weisenburger and Rev. Julie Ryan officiated the double ring ceremony.

OWATONNA — Jack and Marilyn Dillemuth were married on Sept. 12, 1959 at St. Joseph’s Church. Happy 60th anniversary, Jack and Marilyn.

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