Merle Fremouw

Mary Koktavy

Laura Virginia Gleason

Mary Neil

Mary F. Neil, age 87, of Loveland, Colorado and a former Northfield resident, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. Funeral Services will be 3:00 pm Friday, December 21st at the Northfield United Methodist Church with burial at the Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. There will also be a Memorial Service in Loveland in mid January.

Mary Frances Neil was born July 19, 1925 in Northfield, daughter of Fred and Ruth (Cleland) Neil. She was raised on the family farm in Castle Rock Township and attended country school and Northfield High School graduating in 1943. She then attended Winona State Teachers College and graduated in 1947.

She began teaching school in Michigan and soon went to Port Huron, MI where she taught secondary math for 37 years, retiring in 1981. She also took classes part time at the Garret Evangelical Theological Seminary over the years.

Arthur Matson

John Bierman

Jack Miller

Elmer Al Burdick

Elmer (Al) Burdick, age 86, of Northfield, passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Northfield Retirement Center.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 4 to 7 pm at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield.  Funeral services and military honors will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.

Elmer Martin “Al” Burdick was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 17, 1926, the youngest of 4 children born to Harry and Alice (Lebring) Burdick.  He grew up in Detroit and joined the United States Navy in 1944 on his 18th birthday. He took his training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois and then transferred to the Seabees base in Port Hueneme, California for Amphibious training.

Obert Grinde

Florence Hovland

Robert Browne

Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson, age 91, of Northfield, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the Northfield Retirement Center.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 20th. at the Chapel of the Northfield Retirement Community with burial at the Northfield Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the Chapel.

Charles Benson Anderson, son of Gunder and Ina (Benson) Anderson, was born September 22, 1921, in Appleton, Minnesota, the fifth of eight children.  He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Appleton High School.  In 1942 he entered the Navy and served in WWII in the South Pacific.

In 1946 Charles married Lillian Rice and moved to Northfield, Minnesota.  He worked as a machinist at the Northfield Foundry and Sheldahl and then became a mail carrier, retiring after more than thirty years with the Postal Service.

Warren Johnson

Warren Johnson, age 53, of Milaca and formerly of Northfield, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012 at his home.

A time of celebration of Warren’s life will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012 from 5 to 7pm at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield.

Warren William Johnson, the son of Russell and Betty Mae (Sellers) Johnson was born on August 22, 1959 in Northfield. 

Warren is survived by his son, Anthony Wiegert of Northfield, his father, Russell Johnson of Northfield, three siblings, Gus (Barb) Johnson of Cannon Falls, Scott (Carrie) Johnson of Northfield and Vicki (Mark) Roline of El Paso, WI and other relatives.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Mae Johnson.

Funeral arrangements are by the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield.

June Severson

Pebbles in Her Shoe: Introducing Filmmaker Cecilia Cornejo


On Thursday, November 1, members of the Northfield community will have an opportunity to view two non-fiction films by local filmmaker Cecilia Cornejo at the Weitz Center for Creativity Cinema. The films will be preceeded by an introduction by noted filmmaker and scholar Daniel Eisenberg (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and each will be followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker. The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cecilia Cornejo was born in Chile. In her early youth, she saw her homeland descend into the brutal dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, who overthrew the democratically-elected President Salvador Allende in the coup d’étât of September 1973. That coup, and the tragic events of another September twenty-eight years later, form the historical background of her film I wonder what you will remember of September (2004).

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