Ed Dammer

Ed Dammer, age 81 of Northfield, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis following a short illness. Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Monday, November 28th at the Mainstreet Moravian Church in Northfield with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery in Northfield with full Military Honors. Visitation will be Monday at the Church 1 hour prior to Services.

Edgart William Dammer was born July 2, 1930 near Blackduck, MN, son of Edward and Emelia (Holtz) Dammer. He was raised on the family farm along with his sister and 5 brothers and attended the nearby country school.

Fire destroys home before Thanksgiving

For information on how you can help the Haslett-Marroquin family, who lost their home to a fire on November 23, please click here.

Jerry Jones

Joseph Raymond Nelson

Joseph Nelson, age 58 of Northfield, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, November 16th at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield. Visitation will be from 4-7:00 pm Tuesday at the Bierman Funeral Home.

Joe Nelson is survived by children Cullen (Brienne) Nelson of Carver, Kendall Nelson of Northfield, Karrah Nelson of Northfield; brother Tom (DeeDee) Nelson of Northfield; sister Kathy (Patrick) Sandberg of Coon Rapids; 1 grandson and 4 nephews.

Funeral arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.

Paul M. Day

Lorraine Gunderson

Robert Edward Yahnke


Robert Yahnke, age 61 of Lakeville and formerly of Northfield, passed away on Monday, November 7th at his home following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Main Street Moravian Church in Northfield. Burial will take place in the Oaklawn Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 10th from 3 to 7 pm at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield and on Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Robert Edward Yahnke, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Mackey) Yahnke was born on August 4, 1950 in Shakopee, MN. Robert graduated from the Northfield High School in1968. He enlisted in the Navy and served from 1970 until 1974.

Robert was united in marriage to Penny Lord on June 9, 1979 in Northfield. Robert was employed at St. Olaf College until his illness. He loved to read, do crossword puzzles and spending time with his family.

Evelyn Lyn Holmquist


Evelyn 'Lyn' Holmquist, age 90, passed away on Nov.3, 2011 at Three Links Center, Pathways.  She moved to Northfield in 1983 from Benson, MN after retiring from teaching English at Benson Junior High School for many years. In her retirement she enjoyed volunteering and spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carl, her parents, and her brother and sister-in-law.  She is survived by her children Jonathan (Jane), Lawrenceville NJ, Christopher (Sue), Northfield, Joseph (Sherilyn Fritz), Lincoln, NE, Rebecca Holmquist, Hudson, WI  grandsons Matthew, Andrew and Carl (Elizabeth), and great grandson William.
A special thanks to the crew at Three Links for their devoted care for Lyn.

Funeral arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.

Marie Severson

Allan Wells

Fall Photos

Oak leaves

Patricia Wegman has offered up a bunch of photos from her fall gallery, which you can visit by clicking here or on the thumbnail to the right.

Raymond Edward Broske

Beverly Jeanne Moses

Anna Mae Little

Virginia Anne Schrader

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