2022 August 29 St Thomas News

Father. Roger Hessian will be having masses at St. Thomas into the fall. The Dates are as follows:
All SATURDAY MASSES AT 5:00 pm on September 24th and October 22.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur will have masses with Father Chris Shofner: Saturdays at 5:15p. m. and Sundays at 8 a. m. and 10:30 a. m

Gregory Salmonsen of Owatonna, Minnesota who passed away on August 17, 2022, at the age of 80, leaving to mourn family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Del Salmonsen and Betty Salmonsen (Zimmer); his son Scott Salmonsen; his parents-in-law, Pat and Dorothy Connelly; his siblings-in-law, Niles Connelly, Ed Heilman and Judy Connelly; and his nephew-in-law Jack Kocur. Our Sympathies to his wife Joan Connelly who grew up here in St. Thomas, their son Jeff Salmonsen and Deb; his grandchildren, Shelby Teske and Brandon, Taylor Statlander and Owen and Camryn Salmonsen; his great grandchildren, Patty Stoessel (Pete), Ben Stoessel, Lyla Statlander and Easton Teske; his sister Joy Heilman; and his nephew Neil Heilman. He is also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation was held on Sunday, August 21st, 2022 and on Monday, August 22nd 2022. A mass of christian burial was held on Monday, August 22nd 2022 at 11:00 AM at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna. The family had requested memorial donations be directed to the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna.

The 2022 Princess Kay of the Milkyway, Rachel Rynda, was 12 when Todd Sullivan filled in doing milking chores while Francis, her dad, was away. Rachel told Todd all the things that he was doing wrong,’My dad does it this way” or “you didn’t wash that one” as she worked along side him. She was great! They formed a quick friendship (if you know Todd it was sparing one). Her connection to St. Thomas is that she, her family, resides on the old Jimmy Kriha farm where Gertrude Sullivan Kriha started her young married life.

We had a wonderful 2022 Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show this weekend. Father Hessian officiated an outdoor mass to many. So many folks from St. Thomas attended. Gene Retka, T. C. and Kathy Connelly, Gary and Shirley Rutt, Mary Jean, Bruce and Cathy Halloran. Dan and Mike Callahan. Much appreciation to Diane and Colleen Burns for their help at the Halloran School house dist. 107. Pat and Dan Burns attended. Tom and Loni Graham family celebrated celebrated Tyler Vlasak’s 15th Birthday with cupcakes.

Dorothy Frost Nelson of Fort Myers, a former classmate, and Le Sueur’s ‘Class of 1967’. Memorial Services will be
September 10th, at 3pm at the First Lutheran Church in Le Sueur. Visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment at Mound Cemetery, Le Sueur.Refreshments to folllow at the social hall.

Services on September 1 for Debbie Bertrang Piotter, a classmate and friend of our daughter Jodi’s and of Henderson’s ‘Class of 89’ .In our memories, Debbie has a deep voice, witty and she has spunk!

Our days are getting mighty short., have a good one and God bless!