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Obituaries from the week of November 24, 2004

Kaye Green, 63

Kaye Green, 63, of rural New Ulm, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm, MN.

A gathering of family and friends was held on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There was no formal services.

Kaye is survived by her husband, Tom Green of rural New Ulm; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Brian Mitchell of Olympia, WA; son, Ben Green, Ph.D. of Hastings, NE; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jackie and Harold Deal of Tracy, Joyce and Walt Fust of Brainerd; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles "Chuck" and Lois Reinert of Tracy; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a niece and nephew.

Kaye Lucille Reinert was born on October 8, 1941, in Tracy to Ervin and Lucille (Peterson) Reinert. She graduated from Mankato State College with a degree in education.

On August 7, 1965, she married Tom Green in Minneapolis. For over 35 years Kaye taught English in the New Ulm Junior and Senior High Schools. She was a founding member and the first director of the New Ulm Figure Skating Club and served on the boards of the Brown County Fair and the New Ulm Hockey Association. She was a talented woman with a gift for decorating and gardening. Kaye was a devoted mother and wife who will be greatly missed by her family.

In lieu of flowers memorials are to be given to the donor's choice.

Richard Kaufenberg, 56

Richard Kaufenberg, age 56, of Walnut Grove passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 20, 2004. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Walnut Grove. Interment will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Walnut Grove Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Richard was born on July 8, 1948 in Tracy, MN to William and Alvina (Johnson) Kaufenberg. Richard attended Walnut Grove High School and graduated in 1966. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1968 and served in Vietnam during the war. Following his honorable discharge in 1972 Richard returned to the Walnut Grove area. He worked for Bud Hayes Ford for several years and then at Tholen Auto in Marshall. Richard worked in the auto parts industry for 30 years. His hobbies included raising miniature pinscher dogs and coin collecting.

Richard is survived by his daughters: Heather Hunkovsky, Brooke Kaufenberg, Laura Schmidt and Sondra Kaufenburg; sister Julie (Rich) Van Moer of Muskego, WI; a special niece Marcie (Tim) Burnett of Walnut Grove and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Eileen Cox.