from The Paynesville Press
Alice M. Hickman, 87, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Hilltop Care Center in Watkins.
Services will be 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, May 7) at Dingmann's Eden Valley Funeral Home. Pastor Dale Swartz will officiate. Burial will be in Eden Lake Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at Dingmann's Eden Valley Funeral Home.
Alice was born June 18, 1915, in Eden Lake Township to Frank and Mary Jane (Welliver) Clark. She married Millard Hickman on Sept. 17, 1931, in Paynesville. She was a homemaker and lived in the Rice Lake area most of her life, but spent three years in the Lengby area.
Alice enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, cards and scrabble.
She is survived by her children, Denzel (Sylvia) Hickman of Delano, Frank (Aggie) Hickman of Osakis, Harold (Esther) Hickman of Watkins, Eugene (Lucille) Hickman of North St. Paul, Alice Tolzman of Eden Valley, Violet (Harold) Hamilton of Eden Valley, Elaine Robbins (Al Ford) of Hinckley, Mayme (Verne Sandry) of Salome, Ariz., Michael Hickman of St. Paul, Steve (Vickie) Hickman of Paynes-ville, Mavis (Wilfred) Pung of Fresno, Calif., Mark (Carol) Hickman of Randolph, James Hickman of St. Paul, Lee (Beth) Hickman of Freeport, Laurie (Dale) Weber of Eden Valley, and Ava Hickman of Eden Valley; sisters and brother, Shirley Rudd of Eden Valley, Ruth Wells of Oregon, and Warren Clark of St. Cloud; 68 grandchildren, 118 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard on Jan. 12, 1963; son, Roscoe; infant children, Dwayne and Marion; sisters, Stella Everson, Bernice Hawkins, and Marion Schoenleben; brothers, Tom, Leonard, Harold, and Freeman Clark; an infant brother, Clinton Clark; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 5, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Reverend Richard Koehn will officiate. Burial will take place in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Friends may call after 12 Noon on Monday at the church in Paynesville. Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville made the arrangements.
Mabel was born March 3, 1910, in Fairfax, Minn., to Charles and Ida (Frohrip) Bauermeister. She graduated from Fairfax High School and went on to graduate from Mankato State with a teaching degree. She taught in the rural schools of southern and central Minnesota. She married Cecil Stade on Sept. 20, 1937, in Estherville, Iowa. They farmed in the Fairfax area for several years until moving to Eden Valley in 1959. She continued to teach in areas schools until her retirement in 1973.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville.
Mabel is survived by her sons Terry (Fran) Stade of Richfield and Doug (Shirley) Stade of Eden Valley, 12 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband (1995), one infant granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, one infant brother, four brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2003, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Father Rich-ard Leisen will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 30) at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. followed by the Daughters of Isabella and St. Louis Knights of Columbus at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Louise was born May 18, 1921, in Mapleton, Iowa, to Andrew and Katherine (Anthony) Schleis. She married Harold Sampson on Feb. 22, 1943. They farmed near LeMars, Iowa, prior to moving to the Paynesville and Regal area where they continued to farm. Harold died in 1972. She married Leonard Horn on June 30, 1979.
She was a seamstress all of her life, working at Wonderalls, Fingerhut, and privately out of her home. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella. She was also a former president of the Paynesville Area Center.
Louise is survived by her husband Leonard of Paynesville; children, Larry Sampson of Paynesville, Denyse (Bill) Trebs of Bigfork, Robert (Carol) Sampson of Spicer, and William (Nancy) Sampson of Paynesville; stepchildren, Richard (Mary) Horn of Melrose, Allen (Laura) Horn of Melrose, Elizabeth (Melvin) Rothstein of St. Cloud, Steven (Geri) Horn of Montevideo, and Nancy (Mike) Backstrom of St. Cloud; 22 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, two brothers, and three sisters.
A funeral mass was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.
Ivy was born Dec. 22, 1939, in St. Martin, grew up there, and graduated from Paynesville High School.
On Aug. 26, 1961, she married Clarence 'Clix' Schwieters in St. Martin. They lived in Minneapolis before moving to Rochester in 1962. She was employed by School District 535 and retired in 1999.
Ivy enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crocheting.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Michael (Jill) of Mequon, Wis., David (Karen) of Rochester, and James (Donna) of Lakeville, Minn.; a daughter, Mary Schwieters of Rochester; eight grandchildren; her mother, Ida Schaefer of Richmond; six sisters, Cyrilla Nohner of Eden Valley, Lucy (Allen) Hess of Cold Spring; Gloria Boie of Paynesville, Jeanette (Ken) Lahr of St. Nicholas, Julie (Norbert) Waldorf of Spring Hill, and Marcia (Darwin) Kulzer of Loretta; and two brothers, Leroy (Alice) Schaefer of St. Cloud and Mark Schaefer of Paynesville.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, at Zion-Irving Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. Rev. Linda Langergren officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Bud was born on Feb. 26, 1928, in Atwater to Ernest and Clara (Nelson) Person. He helped on the family farm north of Atwater until 1972 when he moved to Grove City. He moved to Paynesville in 1979.
He was a member of Zion-Irving Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his brother, Alan of Paynesville; sisters, Hazel Kelley of Cold Spring and Frances Thorp of Minneapolis; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Norm; and sisters, Bernice Kelley, Mae Nelson, and Darlene Person.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 21, at Zion-Irving Lutheran Church in rural Hawick. Rev. Linda Lagergren officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Raleigh was born on June 29, 1951, in Paynesville, the son of Fred and Vivian (Rick) Liedman. He was baptized in 1951 at the family home and confirmed in the Christian faith at Paynesville Lutheran Church. He grew up on the family farm in Irving Township where he lived and farmed with his family until he was 18. He attended country grade school in Irving Township and high school in Paynesville where he graduated in the class of 1969. He entered the National Guard after high school where he served his country until September of 1987.
On May 30, 1986, he was united in marriage to June Binnebose at Zion-Irving Lutheran Church. They made their home in Irving Township where Raleigh farmed and delivered papers for the Paynesville Press.
He was a member of Zion-Irving Lutheran Church where he was on the church board and helped his daughter with the lawn mowing at the church. Among the things he enjoyed were farming with his son, buying and selling horses, attending auctions, driving truck, and spending time with his family.
Raleigh is survived by his wife, June; mother, Vivian Liedman of Paynesville; five children, Libby, Anna, and Lance Liedman, all at home, Jay (and Melissa) Nelson of Spring Hill, and Stacy Nelson and her daughter of New London; and one brother, Jay (Diane) Liedman of Paynesville.
Raleigh was preceded in death by his father, Fred.
Service for Robb Kannenberg
Robb was born on Dec. 19, 1964, in Paynesville to Dr. Richard L. and Bette (Nelson) Kannenberg. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1983.
He is survived by his father, Richard and stepmother Mavis of Paynesville; brothers, Steven (Linda) Kannenberg of Windsor, Colo., and Scott (Carla) Kannenberg of Spicer; sisters, Mary Jo Kannenberg of Kasson Minn., and Karen Clarine of Brainerd; and six nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1987.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, at the Margaret S. Parmly Chapel in Chisago City. Burial will be at Sunrise Memorial Park in Hermantown, Minn.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 16) at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom, Minn.
Opal is survived by her children, William (Donna), Ervin "Terry" (April), Janice (Harold) Binsfeld of Paynesville, Wendy (Sheldon) Krona, and Robynn (Craig) Paulson; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ervin and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 16,) at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Rev. Ric Koehn and Linda Jensen will officiate. Inurnment will be held on Friday, April 18, at the Salem Cemetery in rural Paynesville.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Bernie was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Balaton, Minn., the son of John and Juanita (Wood) Wirtjes. He grew up on the family farm near Balaton. In 1950 he moved to Symar, Calif., where he worked at a fiberglass plant which was a division of Pittsburgh Plate and Glass. In 1978, he moved to Paynesville where he worked at the Sonstegard Farm for several years.
He was a member of the Paynesville Sportsmen's Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and caring for animals.
Bernie is survived by his sisters, Arlene (Manford) Theel of Paynesville, Delores Tanner of Deming, N.M., and Marlys (Marlyn) Hagen of Sylmar, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, at Long Lake Lutheran Church in rural St. James, Minn. Rev. Lowell Asplund officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Irene was born on April 20, 1922, to Frank and Caroline (Johansson) Bohm in Butterfield, Minn. She received her education in District #50 in Long Lake Township and went to Sunday school at Kansas Lake Lutheran Church. She was baptized and confirmed at Augustana Lutheran Church in St. James. She graduated from St. James High School
On Nov. 3, 1940, she was united in marriage to Evan Stauffer. After their marriage, they farmed in Galena Township. Irene worked as a cook at the St. James School, and later worked until retirement in the quality control lab at Green Giant.
She was a member of the Long Lake Lutheran Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, an officer in W.E.L.C.A., and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ, needlework, making rugs, and doing crossword puzzles.
Irene is survived by her two daughters, Diann (Marvin) Sandberg of St. James and Judy (Ed) Bell of Ottumwa, Iowa; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold Bohm of Milan, Hugo (Ann) Bohm of Hutchinson, and Frank Bohm of Chula Vista, Calif.; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Evan on April 12, 1985; a granddaughter; sisters, Carolyn and Elsie; and brothers, Helge and Harry Bohm.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Fr. Dominic Ruiz, OSB officiated. Burial was in the Parish Cemetery.
Herman was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in St. Rosa, Minn., to Herman Sr. and Bernadine Van Heel. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955.
He married Dolores Klaphake on Dec. 29, 1953, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Herman worked many years at Cold Spring Granite Co. and hauled milk for his son, Kenny Rohe Trucking, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
Herman is survived by his wife Dolores of Richmond; his children, Kenny (Lori) of Paynesville, Lila (Bob) Mueller of Cold Spring, Joyce (Dave) Steeves of St. Cloud, Sandy of St. Cloud, Donny (Bev) of Richmond, Gary of Kandiyohi, Mary (Loren) Eggert of Cold Spring, and Sharon (Ed) Rothstein of Richmond; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandson; sister, Valeria Locnikar of Fridley; and brothers, Othmar of Kimball and Richard of St. Croix.
He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Alva, brother Vernon, and one infant sister.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Rev. Ric Koehn and Rev. Dan Hair will officiate. Inurnment will be held in the Zion Cemetery, rural Paynesville.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville.
Lydia was born May 3, 1912, in Zion Township near Roscoe, Minn. She was the daughter of Adolph and Otilla (Schultz) Knebel. Lydia grew up on the family farm near Roscoe and attended school at District #43.
On July 25, 1940, she was married to Clarence Johnson at the old Zion Church near Paynesville. Following their marriage, they lived near Paynesville where Lydia worked at the ice cream factory. In 1952, they moved to Willmar where they lived until 1972, when they moved to Kandiyohi. During this time, Lydia did clerical work for several Willmar area businesses. She also was the bookkeeper for her husband's construction business. In September 2002, they returned to Paynesville.
Lydia was a member of the United Methodist Church of Willmar and the Willmar Legion Post #167 Auxiliary. She loved music and served as an organist in her church. She also directed the Men's Quartet and Chorus in the old Zion Church. She enjoyed crocheting and plastic canvas crafts.
Lydia is survived by her husband, Clarence of Paynesville; a brother, Arnold (Mildred) Knebel of Paynesville; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter; three brothers, Edwin, William, and Morris; and six sisters, Elsie Heitke, Esther Schultz, Alvina Albrecht, Ruby Bergland, Ruth Knebel, and Evelyn Knebel.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 9) at the Church of Our Lady Catholic Church in Manannah. Father Francis Garvey will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Gen was born on May 17, 1913, in Harvey Township, the daughter of John and Anne (O'Keefe) Martin. She grew up and received her education in Litchfield, graduating from Litchfield High School. She continued her education at St. Cloud Teacher's College.
On Aug. 28, 1945, she was united in marriage to Donald M. Danielson in Eden Valley. She was a longtime teacher and partner to her husband in owning and operating the Manannah Store for 40 years.
Gen is survived by sons, John (Diana) Danielson of Plymouth and Danny Danielson of Litchfield; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; a sister, Helen Sattler; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald "Charlie;" brothers, Donald and George Martin; and sisters, Mary, Dorothy, and Marguerite "Peg."
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Rev. Richard Leisen and Leander's nephew, Rev. Eberhard Schefers, officiated. Entombment was in the Parish Mausoleum.
Pallbearers were Joseph, Jeremy, Jason, and Jonathan Schefers, Michael Sauer, and Robert Plantenberg.
Leander was born June 6, 1914, in Munson Township, Stearns County, to Joseph and Barbara (Schlangen) Schefers. He married Rosa Blonigen on May 22, 1944, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. He farmed in Zion Township from 1943-1979, then he retired and moved to Paynesville. He was a former member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry, and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Louis Catholic Aid, St. Joseph's Society of Lake Henry, St. Margaret's Catholic Aid, and Knights of Columbus Council #3820.
He enjoyed farming, fishing, and gardening. He liked animals, especially a good team of sorrel workhorses.
Leander is survived by his wife Rosa; children, Joan Plantenberg of Brooklyn Park, Kenneth (Julie) Schefers of Paynesville, Beverley (Richard) Sauer of Becker, and Ralph Schefers of Paynesville; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Lucille Ethen of Cold Spring and Olivia Blenker of Albany.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson; brothers, Alphonse, Edmund, Edward, and Sylvester Schefers; and sisters, Catherine Osendorf and Leona Weiss.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 5, at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Rev. Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in the Parish Cemetery.
Lee was born on August 23, 1943, in Paynesville to Arling and Regina (Fallon) Starken. He lived in Denver, Colo., from 1970 to 1980. He then moved back to Paynesville where he was employed as regional manager of Motivation, Education, and Training, Inc. in Willmar. He managed the Minnesota and North Dakota offices.
Lee was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and St. Louis Knights of Columbus Council #3820. He was an avid sports fan and history buff.
Lee is survived by daughters, Stacey (Mark) Starken-Paske of St. Paul, Katharine Starken of Slayton, and Jennifer Starken of Slayton; son, Daniel Starken of St. Paul; and sisters, Mary Valdivia of Apple Valley and Ann Turner of Minneapolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 18, at the Zion-Irving Lutheran Church in rural Hawick. Rev. Linda Lagergren officiated. Interment was held in the Zion-Irving Cemetery.
Ruby was born on April 21, 1918, near Hawick, to Iver and Lena (Hanson) Pederson. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion-Irving Lutheran Church where she was a lifelong member.
On Sept. 21, 1940, Ruby was married to Carl Holmgren in Bemidji. Following their marriage they farmed in Irving Township for four years. The couple purchased Ruby's childhood farm near Hawick where they farmed for many years, and where she resided until her death.
Ruby is survived by four daughters, ReNae (Daniel) White of Double Oak, Texas, Janet (Lloyd) Eggert of Plymouth, Marjorie (Terry) Johnson of Springfield, Minn., and Melody (Danny) Clark of Willmar; four grandchildren; one step-grandson; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice (Richard) Fitzgerald of Pomeroy, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl on May 28, 1989; a grandson; a step-grandson; eight sisters; and four brothers.