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David F. Rau, age 58, of Starbuck, passed away peacefully at his home on September 12, 2018.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 17, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hoffman with Pastor Keith Brustuen presiding

Visitation was from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, September 16 at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Hoffman, with visitation resuming one hour prior to services at the church.

Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hoffman.

Funeral arrangements are with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman for David Rau.


Dorothy Fabian, age 92, of Herman, Minnesota passed away Friday, September 14, 2018 at the Barrett Care Center in Barrett, Minnesota.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Herman with Rev. Irving Arnquist officiating. Organist was Olivia Richards with special music by Greg Sperr.

Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery, Herman. Visitation was held Tuesday morning one hour prior to service time at the church.

To sign the online guestbook, watch the video tribute or service recording visit

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