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Madeline M. Standerwick, age 91, of Mountain Lake, Minnesota died on April 11, 2024. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 21, 2024, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Sturm Funeral Home, Mountain Lake Chapel and will continue on Monday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at Mountain Lake Alliance Church. A funeral service will be held at Mountain Lake Alliance Church in Mountain Lake on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 11:00 am. The clergy will be Pastor Jeremy Oakland. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Mountain Lake. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Madeline Marie (Gabriel) Standerwick was born at home to John and Madeline (Reinauer) Gabriel on September 14, 1932, in Allendale, New Jersey. She attended high school in Ramsey NJ, where she met her husband Robert and graduated in 1948. On December 17, 1949, she married Robert (Bob) Standerwick.

Shortly after they wed, she began working for an engineering company where she worked for 10 years. She left there and went to ITT for 14 years working in exporting and then went into the Ice Rink branch. In 1995 she retired from ITT’s Customer Service Branch.

She and Robert moved to Mountain Lake in 1997 to be near their son and grandchildren.

Madeline gave her life to Christ in September of 1965 at a Billy Graham Crusade. She was later baptized on December 24, 1978.

Madeline loved her family, she took great pride in her grandchildren and loved watching them grow up through the years. She was a great cook; her holiday meals will never be forgotten. She was great at making people’s day with a card, she always made sure to send cards to friends and family for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or just to say hi. Her kindness was felt by everyone that met her.

Madeline is survived by her son, Doug (Martha) Standerwick of Mountain Lake; grandchildren, Jessica (Ryan) Fiferlick of Elk River, MN, Kimberly (Mitch) Herrick of Pillager, MN, Lyndsie (Anthony) Pignataro of Minneapolis, MN, Bryan (Ashley) Standerwick of South Beloit, IL, Nathan (Miranda) Dukes of Polk, NE, and Rachel (Josh) Grev of Mt. Lake, MN; great grandchildren, Alyssa (Matt) Kemnitz-Fiferlick, Nolan, Lucas, and Emmett Herrick, Aleigha, Jayleigh, Alexander, Maximus, and Leonidas Standerwick, Micah, Tatum, and Charlie Grev; great great grandchild, Baylor Kemnitz; sibling, Richard Gabriel; and nieces, nephews, and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; and her brother, John.



Robyn Lynne Lundsten, devoted wife and mother, was unexpectedly called home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 10, 2024.

A funeral service will be held at 11a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024, at River Ridge Church in North Mankato, with a visitation beginning at 9 a.m. To leave a condolence for the family, or to view the service livestream, please visit

Robyn was born in St. James, MN, on October 2nd, 1966, to Raymond F. Harder and DeLoris A. (Niessen) Harder. She grew up on the family farm in rural Butterfield and her childhood was filled with many summer afternoons playing outside, always barefoot, and accompanying her dad as well as her beloved animals.

In 1985, Robyn graduated from Butterfield-Odin High School and continued her education at Mankato State University, graduating in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in special education.

On April 16, 1994, she was united in marriage to best friend and love of her life, Randy C. Lundsten. In the years to follow, they welcomed two children, Amber and Taylor, and celebrated nearly 30 years of marriage.

Over the span of Robyn’s professional career, she spent 14 years in the staffing office at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, where she wore many hats to ensure patient and staffing needs were met daily. She then embarked on a career shift away from the medical field and back into education, where she worked at Minnesota State University, Mankato, as an Administrative Assistant in the Department of Communication and Media until the time of her passing. There, she assisted professors and students alike, often stepping in as ‘mom’ to students in need.

Robyn had an aura of warmth and coziness that touched the lives of many. She had a creative mind and found joy in envisioning a space and how she could make it warm and inviting to others. Robyn’s positivity and genuine spirit always made those around her feel at ease and seen. Her steadfast faith in God was evident, as she lived out her faith daily and encouraged others in their own walk with the Lord.

Robyn’s greatest joy was being mom to Amber and Taylor. As a close-knit group, the family would often find themselves spending evenings chatting, exchanging funny stories, or just nestling in and getting ‘mom’ advice. When life was tough or things didn’t make sense, Robyn always had a way of putting things into perspective and providing the right words and direction. She was a human compass who always spoke truth into her kids and pointed them to God.

Left to cherish Robyn’s memory are her husband, Randy; children: Amber and Taylor; siblings: Curt (Gretchen) Harder and Renee (Tim) Herrig; brother-in-law Rick (Kristi) Lundsten; six nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and DeLoris Harder; as well as father-in-law, Bill Lundsten, and mother-in-law, Jan Lundsten.



Ronald Allan Fast of Butterfield, passed away March 18, 2024 at St. James Hospital. He was born Nov. 15, 1948 to Arnold & Esther (Smit)Fast in St. James, MN.  

He attended Butterfield High School & graduated in 1966. He served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970 and was Honorably discharged May 1, 1974.

He married Betty Anderson, April 11, 1981. He gained 2 daughters, Laura & Dawn & they later had a son Derek. 

He farmed north of Butterfield on their family farm for many years. He worked for GTA & Harvest States Elevators in Butterfield from 1970 to 1987. He worked for Swift Eckrich from 1988 to 2014. He worked for the City of Odin from 2011 to 2023 and for many years with B&B Specialties. 

He enjoyed watching drag racing, fishing, going to car shows & a cold Pepsi. He enjoyed family get togethers and spending time with his children, grandkids & great grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arnold & Esther Fast, in-laws Raymond & Leola Anderson, brother in-laws Bryce Bregel & Gerald Anderson & sister in-law Barbara Anderson.

He is survived by his wife Betty of Butterfield, daughters Laura Sense (Scott) of Antigo, WI, Dawn Fast & Curt Moldan of Sleepy Eye,  son Derek of Odin & sister Cheryl Bregel of Butterfield. Grandchildren; Tiffany & Levi, Harley & Ryan, Jordyn & Kelvin, Derek Jr. (DJ), Skylar & Shyann, Gracie, Camron, Alexys & Brayden; & great grandchildren Jaxon, Amaryllis & Knox

A memorial service will be held Saturday May 18 at 2pm at East Sveadahl Lutheran Church in rural St. James.


Dec. 20, 1933 - Feb. 24, 2024

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Nettie Eytzen, 90, Mountain Lake, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 24, in Our Lady of Peace Hospice Care.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by a service at 2 p.m., Friday, March 1, at Community Bible Church in Mountain Lake. Interment will be in Delft (Minn.) Cemetery.

Arrangements by Sturm Funeral Homes.

Aug. 30, 1936 - Feb. 10, 2024

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Marlene Krahn, 87, Mountain Lake, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 10, in Ava’s House.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a service at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at First Presbyterian Church in Mountain Lake. The Rev. David Lick will officiate.

Arrangements by Sturm Funeral Homes.

Sept. 21, 1959 - Nov. 2, 2023

DODGE CENTER, Minn. - Daniel Porisch, 64, Dodge Center, Minn., died Thursday, Nov. 2, in Dodge Center.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, at Faith Lutheran Church in Dodge Center. Pastor Jessica Bakken Busch will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements by Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes in Dodge Center.


July 5, 1941 - Sept. 17, 2023

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Marvin Rempel, 82, Frytown, Iowa, died Sunday, Sept. 17, in University of Iowa Hospital from natural causes.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at East Union Mennonite Church in Kalona, Iowa. Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the East Union Cemetery. A celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the church. The service will be livestreamed on Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home’s website. Memorials are preferred to Hillcrest Academy or the church.

Arrangements by Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home.