Waterville Lake Region Life

Richard "Rick"” Edward Gilsdorf, Jr, age 60 of New Richland, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Born in Hastings on September 27, 1958, Rick was the son of Richard and Mary (Beaham) Gilsdorf. He graduated from Park Senior High School with the class of 1976....
Shelby Jean Geyer, age 82 of Waterville died on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center in Mankato. The daughter of Henry and Nancy (Soreyes) Porter, Shelby was born on October 27, 1936 and raised on the Nett Lake Reservation in Nett Lake, Minnesota. She attended school in Orr,...

Boats and pontoons were flipped over during the Saturday, July 20 storm which ravaged the Lake Region Area approximately 11 a.m. No one was injured but the pictured road was closed for a number of hours while workers got the boats out. (Beth Clinton Photo)

Storms late Friday night and early Saturday morning dropped more than five inches of rain in Waterville. This rain, combined with already high water tables, raised Lakes Tetonka and Sakatah, along with the Whitewater River, to dangerously high flooding levels. The 2.5 inches of water in less than...
The Waterville Indians Amateur baseball Team will start Region 6C Playoff action Sunday, July 28 in Waterville at 2 p.m. The Indians are 26-1 this season, losing their opener to Class B State-rated Northfield. They have won 26 straight games, including 18 straight in the 13-60 League. They are the...
Margaret Quiram, age 87 of rural Elysian died on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Benedictine Living Center in St. Peter. The 2nd of 5 children, Margaret was born on January 10, 1932 on a very cold Sunday morning. She was the daughter of immigrants, William and Mary Mentjes. At the age of 2, she returned...
Traci Lee Neid-Milbrett, 52, of Chelsea, died on July 18, 2019, with her fiancé Jerome by her side. A Celebration of Life is planned for a later date in Chelsea and Minnesota. Traci was born on January 11, 1967, in Waseca, Minnesota, the daughter of Larry Neid and Barb Thoms. She was a 1985...
Linden Edward Vail, age 92, died at his home in Waterville on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Born in Cordova, Minnesota on January 19, 1927, Linden was the son of Edward and Jessie (McMillen) Vail. As a young man he attended Waterville Public Schools. Linden married Eunice Engebretson at the North...
Francis Alois Androli, age 80 of Waterville, died on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter. Francis was born on July 27, 1938, on a farm in rural Waterville to George and Rosalia (Weaver) Androli. He attended rural school in Le Sueur County before going on to...

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