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  • Nettie Eytzen


    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.


  • MaryLou Willard


    February 22, 1931 - February 18, 2024

    Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Granite City Baptist Church in St. Cloud, MN for MaryLou Willard, age 92, who died Sunday at her home of natural causes. Visitation will start at 12 noon Sunday at the church.

    MaryLou was born in Tyler, MN to Frode and Irma (Petersen) Jensen. She married Donald Willard on March 16, 1956, in Mountain Lake, MN.

    MaryLou, a wife, a mother, a grandma, a woman of faith, this is who she was. She taught us to love Jesus and one another. MaryLou’s legacy of faith was important to her. She loved being a grandma and being with her grandchildren. MaryLou loved playing games with family, sewing, quilting, baking, playing the piano, and reading the Bible. In her earlier years she loved fishing, camping, and riding bicycle. MaryLou was a former member of the Mountain Lake Gospel Singers.

    She is survived by her children, Dale (Betty) Willard, Patti Willard, Tony (Barb) Willard, Jodi (Travis) Byberg; sister, Joan Junker; grandchildren, Vicki, Kelli, Eddy, Sherri, Michael (Chelsea), David (Jennifer), Alex (Hanna), Adam (Hannah), Mariah; great grandchildren, Brinley, Mason, Savanah, Kandace, Henry, Cullen, and Beckham.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; brother, Wayne Jensen.

    Well done good and faithful servant, she is finally home.

    Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.


  • Evelyn Barge


    Evelyn Mae Barge, 70, of Windom, died February 18, 2024, at the Home for Creative Living in Windom.

    Funeral service was held Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 11:30 am at Sturm Funeral Home in Saint James with visitation one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial took place Monday, February 26, 2024, at 10:30 am at Butterfield Mennonite Cemetery, one mile north of Butterfield. Memorials are preferred to Sanford Hospice.

    Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in Saint James. Online condolences may be left for the family at

    No ones life is easy, but some lead a life that is much harder than the norm. Evelyn lived such a life. She made it through with the help of her parents, who took care of her for 46 years. Following their care, Evelyn moved to the Home for Creative Living in Windom. There, and through the years, she developed many friends and compassionate caregivers who were grateful to have Evelyn in their lives.

    Evelyn is survived by her cousin, Robert Duffy; other cousins; and her wonderful caregivers. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Elizabeth (Ewy) Barge and her grandparents, Ed and Elsie Ewy.