Michael W. Powers


Michael W. Powers, age 70 of LeSueur died on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Belle

Plaine Lutheran Home. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday,

April 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in LeSueur. Interment, with

military honors by the LeSueur Honor Guard, will be in the Calvary Cemetery in

LeSueur. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Kolden Funeral

Home in LeSueur with a 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary. Visitation will continue at

the funeral home on Wednesday until 10:45 a.m.

Michael was born on June 16, 1943 in St. Peter, Minnesota to John “Jack” and Winnifred

(O’Malley) Powers. He graduated from LeSueur High School and entered the Army

National Guard. Mike married Betty Osborne on January 28, 1967 the Church of St.

Peter in St. Peter. He farmed with his father and brother on their Lake Prairie Township,

Nicollet County farm until 1986. Mike then worked for 10 years at National Can

Company in Savage and 10 years with Seneca Foods in Montgomery. He was a member

of the Knights of Columbus, Fox Hollow Saddle Club and the LeSueur Basketball

Association. He enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycle riding, camping, horseback riding,

playing cards, country music and reading.

Survivors include his wife, Betty. Son and his fiancé, John (Nicole Degner) Powers

of Farmington. 2 grandchildren, Vivien and Xavier. Brothers, David (Brina) Powers

of LeSueur and Tom (Carol Kennedy) Powers of Minneapolis. Sisters-in-law, Joyce

(Darrel) Narveson of LeSueur, Jane (Bob) Gustafson of Fargo, ND and Sharon (Ray)

Nourie of Nicollet and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and

2 brothers, his twin Patrick and William, both in infancy.