from The Paynesville Press
Dorothy Rendahl, 78, Richmond/Richfield|
Dorothy Rendahl, 78, of Richfield and a summer resident of Richmond, died on Monday, April 25, 2005.
Floyd Hurd, 87, Paynesville
The funeral service were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Rev. Ric Koehn officiated. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the Paynesville American Legion Post #271.
Floyd was born on Nov. 17, 1917, in Paynesville, the son of Ira and Katie (Roach) Hurd. He grew up in Paynesville where he graduated from high school in 1936.
On April 6, 1939, he married Gladys Liestman in Paynesville.
During World War II, Floyd served his country in the U.S. Army. During the war and prior to his military service, he and his family moved to the state of Washington where he worked in the shipyards until being drafted.
For 31 years he worked as an area foreman for the Minnesota State Highway Department, retiring in 1980. Following his retirement Floyd started working with Gladys at Koronis Antiques, which they owned and operated for 30 years.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid sports fan.
Floyd is survived by his son, Roger (Cindy) of Plymouth; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gladys who died on Feb. 4, 2004; a daughter, Gloria Potter; two sisters, Mildred McDonagh and Irene Pearson; and two brothers, Frank and Dwain (Ole).
Angela Heibel, 89, Eden Valley
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Virgil Braun officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Angela was born May 20, 1915, in Watkins to Herbert and Theresa (Loch) Kramer. She married Al Heibel on May 12, 1942, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Eden Valley. They farmed in rural Eden Valley all their married life, and moved into Eden Valley in 1993.
Angela was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Assumption Christian Mothers, and Eden Valley Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her sons, Bill (Sue) of Richmond, John (Susan) of Plymouth, David (Jan) of Mission Viejo, Calif., Paul of Eden Valley, Tom of Brooten, and Pete (Avie) of Rockford; and 14 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Al on Dec. 18, 1993; sisters, Rose Hahn, Gertrude Foley, and Armella Kramer; and brothers, Lawrence, Theodore, Edward, John, Othmar, Raymond, and Ambrose Kramer.
Willard Olsen, 86, Motley
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church. Paster Brian Burton officiated. Burial was at East Irving Cemetery in rural Paynesville.
Willard was born on March 13, 1919, in Irving Township, Kandiyohi County, to Theodore and Lena (Seeland) Olsen. He grew up on a farm in rural Paynesville and attended District 24 school. He grew up attending East Irving Mission Church in rural Paynesville.
He married Ruth Nelson on March 13, 1943, and together they farmed for 25 years and raised four children.
Willard and Ruth resided in New Hope from 1968 to 1981. Willard wired counsels on heavy equipment at Raygo in Osseo until retirement. They built a new home in rural Motley and moved there June 19, 1981.
Willard enjoyed fishing and gardening, making ice cream, and serving lutefisk.
He was an active member at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church.
Willard is survived by his wife, Ruth of 62 years; sons, Roger (Randie) of Brooklyn Park, Jerry (Helen) of rural Paynesville, and Duane (Nancy) of Maple Grove; a daughter, Ruth Ann (Cliff) Jacobsen of Rochester; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers, Clarion (Susan) of Ocala, Fla., and Chester (Lee Ila) of Princeton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Muriel Anderson; and a brother, Howard.
Ada Mae Mesenbrink, 76, Hancock
Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Morris. Reverend Robert Jarvis officiated. Burial was at Summit Cemetery in Morris.
Ada Mae, the daughter of Henry and Ida (Gades) Marquart, was born on the family farm near Holloway, Minn., on Dec. 30, 1928. She was baptized on Jan. 13, 1929, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfield Township. Ada grew up in the Holloway area where she was confirmed on March 29, 1942, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. She attended Holloway High School, graduating in 1946.
On Feb. 12, 1947, she was united in marriage to Archibald "Archie" Mesenbrink at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in Horton Township where they farmed and raised their children. Ada Mae especially loved the animals.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she was active with the ladies aid, served as a Sunday school teacher, and was on various committees. She enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
Ada Mae is survived by a son, Danny Mesenbrink of Hancock; a daughter: Ardith (David) Ampe of Paynesville; one granddaughter; her mother, Ida Marquart of Morris; two brothers, Byron (Elvera) Marquart of Appleton and Gary (Rusty) Marquart of Hancock; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie on April 24, 1998; her father; and one sister, Marion Pugh.
Lucille Randolph, 89, North Fort Myers, Fla.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Pastor Ric Koehn officiated. Burial was in the Burr Oak Cemetery located in Union Grove Township, Meeker County.
Lucille was born on Jan. 26, 1916, in Union Grove Township, Meeker County, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Clara (Leaming) Flanders.
She married Donald Fred Randolph on Feb. 14, 1938, at Grove City, Minn. They farmed in Union Grove Township, Meeker County, until 1954, when they moved to Fort Myers, Fla., where they were semi-retired for many years. Lucille worked as a retail salesperson for 20 years.
After they retired, Lucille and Donald spent their summers in Paynesville and winters in North Fort Myers, Fla. Donald died on June 2, 1981. Lucille continued to live in Minnesota in the summer and Florida in the winter.
Lucille is survived by two daughters, Roxine Hand of North Fort Myers and Sharon Randolph of Naples, Fla.; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lucille was preceded in death by four sisters, Effie Danielson, Myrtle Smith, Ella Hislop, and Edith Flanders, and three brothers, Wayne, George and Cecil Flanders.
Jerome Krantz, 65, Blaine
His funeral was on Saturday, April 23, at the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake, Minn. Father Jon Vander Ploeg officiated. There was a private interment.
Smokey was born on July 20, 1939, in Spring Hill, the son of Ben and Veronica (Och) Krantz. He was married for 44 years to Ruth (Sharon) Vedder.
He was a truck driver for BFI and a member of the Church of St. Paul.
Smokey is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Jerry (Wendi); daughter, Kelly (Todd) Johnson; four grandchildren; a sister, Ione Raeker; brothers, Stan (Norma), Dennis (Delores), Gary (Pat) and Chuck (Pat); and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Gary; and a brother, Jim.
Pallbearers will be Willie Lieser, Bob Schmitt, Richie Buerman, Joe Jaeger, Ralph Orbeck and Jeff Olmscheid.
Violet Lobitz, 90, Paynesville
Funeral services were on Wednesday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Reverend Ric Koehn officiated. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Violet was born on April 15, 1915, on the north shores of Green Lake, Spicer, Minn., to William J. and Nettie (King) Pelkey. She went to school there and grew up in the area. Violet helped her mother houseclean for other people and for hotels.
She married Fred Lobitz on July 1, 1940, in New London. They farmed at North Town (north of Paynesville) on the family farm for 60 years.
She did a lot of gardening, loved flowers, and enjoyed canning.
The couple sold their farm and moved into a town apartment where they lived for four years. Fred died on April 25, 2004, at the age of 93. Due to failing eyesight, Violet moved to the Koronis Manor on November 8, 2004.
Violet is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, nine sisters, one brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Bergetta Lieser, 82, Cold Spring
Mass of Christian Burial was on Monday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Reverend Richard Leisen officiated. Entombment was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery Mausoleum.
Bergetta was born on Jan. 14, 1923, in Lake Henry, Minn., to Michael and Ida (Jaeger) Gruber.
She married Andrew J. Lieser on Oct. 5, 1943, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. The couple farmed near Lake Henry until they retired to Paynesville in 1981. They have made their home in Cold Spring since 1998.
Berdie loved music and playing the piano and accordion. She and Andrew especially enjoyed traveling.
Berdie was a member of St. Louis Parish, Daughters of Isabella, Christian Women, Catholic Aid Association and the St. Anna's Mission Group of Lake Henry.
Berdie is survived by her husband, Andrew of Cold Spring; children, Duane (Jan) of Sauk Centre, Diane (Ed) Budde of Melrose, Gene (Sue) of Circle Pines, Dan (Karen) of Gilman, Harvey (Marilyn) of Lake Henry, Mary Lee (Jarett) Hemmesch of Cold Spring, Linda (Steve) Hittle of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Brenda (Dana) Timm of Cold Spring; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Mike Gruber Jr. of Belgrade and David Gruber of St. Cloud; sisters, Virgie Whitney of Elk River, Delores Sunderman of Sauk Centre, Lenora Kampsen of Litchfield, Erma Rieland of St. Cloud and Pat Wensman of Paynesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, John; infant grandson; infant sister, Shirley; sister, Florence DeMorrett; and brothers, Marcellus Gruber and Urban Gruber.
Hollis Kannenberg, 88, Alexandria, Va.
Hollis was born in Renville, Minn. He spent some of his youth in Willmar before his family moved to Paynesville. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1933, at which time he left for New York City to seek employment.
He spent some years in the military and spent much of his adult life in the U.S. Department of State with much of that duty in the Foreign Service. Hollis and his family were exposed to many different cultures as they moved about the world on various foreign assignments.
After retiring from the Foreign Service in 1968, he had a financial and consulting business, which he maintained for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Hope; four children, Caroline Germond of Whiting, N.J., Holly Keberline of Alexandria, Va., Catherine Kannenberg Lanier of Accra, Ghana, and Christopher Kannenberg of Chapel Hill, N.C.; brother, Richard (Mavis) Kannenberg of Paynesville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Scott Kannenberg and Lincoln Kannenberg.
Stella Soine, 82, Willmar
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, at Zion Irving Lutheran Church in Hawick. Rev. Duane Semmler officiated. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.
Stella was born on Dec. 25, 1922, in Willmar, the daughter of Nels and Olga (Berg) Hanson. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church, attended District #48 school and graduated from Willmar High School in 1940.
On Jan. 1, 1941, she married Ralph W. Soine. They lived in Willmar until 1948, when they moved to their farm in Irving Township near Hawick.
Stella worked at the New London Bakery, Molenaar Plastics and the New London American Legion. She was involved with the area home extension group and active in the New London American Legion Auxiliary where she served as president for many years. She enjoyed baking.
Stella is survived by five sons, Vernon (Geraldine) Soine of Hawick, Lyle Soine of Hawick, Paul (Jean) Soine of Paynesville, Howard (Joyce) Soine of Belgrade and George Soine of Hawick; three daughters, Lorraine (Larry) Eick-hoff of Kandiyohi, Lois (Carl) Robinson of Loysville, Pa., and Jane (Paul) Herem of Hawick; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1973; one son, Ray; one granddaughter; one grandson; one great-grandson; two brothers, Harvey and Orville; and four sisters, Evelyn, Norma, Ruby and Elsie.
Kenneth "Kenny" Fuchs, 69, Paynesville
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Fr. Richard Leisen officiated. Burial took place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville with full military honors.
Kenny was born on July 3, 1935, in Paynesville to Leander and Margaret (Lieser) Fuchs. He married Betty Illies on Aug. 19, 1958, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa.
He had served his country in the U.S. National Guard. He worked as an independent truck driver in the Paynesville area with Kenny and Buddy Trucking.
Kenny was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Aid and the Paynesville American Legion Post 271.
Kenny and his wife Betty loved spending time fishing, going to sporting events, playing cards and bird watching together.
Kenny is survived by his wife Betty of Paynesville; children, Bob (Sue) Fuchs of Savage, Steve (Cindy) Fuchs of Paynesville, Kathy (Jim) Blomker of Paynesville, Ron (Michelle) Fuchs of Paynesville, and Mary (Terry) Citrowske of Paynesville; 13 grandchildren; and brothers and sister, Ralph (Rosie) Fuchs of Paynesville, Alvin (Yvonne) Fuchs of Spring Hill, Jeanette (Orville) Spanier of Farming, and Jim (Kathy) Fuchs of Spring Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three infant grandchildren, a brother Harold, and an infant sister Margie.
Luverne Liebrenz, 98, Paynesville
Funeral services was at 2 p.m. today (Wednes-day, April 6) at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Pastor Ric Koehn officiated. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Luverne was born on Oct. 20, 1906, to the late Emmett and Adelia (Hoeft) Nehring in Lake Henry Township, Stearns County, Minnesota. She attended the Grove country school and graduated from Paynesville High School and the Minnesota Business College.
She was employed in the Minneapolis Office of The Union Central Like Insurance Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, in various capacities for 40 years, retiring from the position of cashier and office manager in 1966.
On July 18, 1936, Luverne was united in marriage to Harry Liebrenz in Minneapolis, where they made their home until 1974 when they returned to Paynesville to live out their retirement. Since Harry's death on Dec. 29, 1987, Luverne has continued to live in Paynesville where she was a resident of 700 Stearns, until becoming a resident of Koronis Manor on Feb. 2, 2000.
She had been a member at Hope United Brethern Church in Minneapolis and Olivet United Methodist Church in Robbinsdale. Currently, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and an honorary member of Naomi Circle.
Luverne enjoyed travel, gardening, needle work and especially crossword puzzles.
She is survived by cousins and friends.
Luverne was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Adella Flint, 92, Richmond
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Adella was born in Richmond to Tobias and Mary (Koetter) Schroeder. She married Leo Flint on June 1, 1938, at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Richmond.
She worked at the Paynesville Hospital until she retired at age 70.
She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Christian Women, Catholic Aid Association and Catholic Order of Foresters.
Adella enjoyed baking cookies, quilting, baseball, and playing cards.
She is survived by her children, Linus (Gloria) Flint, Ron (Vali) Flint, Denis (Mary) Flint, David (Andrene) Flint, Janice (Ken) Sinclair, and Patty Wait; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; sisters, Rose, Ann, Lizzy and Lorraine; and brothers, Ben, Henry, Andy and Herman.
Mildred Knebel, 80, Paynesville
The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 1, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Rev. Ric Koehn officiated. Interment was in Zion Cemetery in rural Paynesville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mildred was born on July 24, 1924, in Paynesville, the daughter of Henry and Rose (Schoenleben) Blaurock. She grew up on the family farm and attended a country school near Paynesville.
On March 25, 1942, she married Arnold Knebel at her parents' home near Paynesville. Following their marriage, they farmed for many years. In 1975, they moved to their present home in Paynesville Township.
Mildred was a cook for several establishments in the area, including Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds, Camp Courage, Hill Top Restaurant, Wishin Well Cafe, Good Samaritan Center and many others.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where, at one time, she was a Sunday school teacher. She also belonged to the Rebekah Lodge.
Mildred loved music and enjoyed being part of the Harmonica Band. She also like to play cards and bake.
Mildred is survived by her husband, Arnold of Paynesville; children, Barb (Chester) Baker of St. Cloud, Kay (Gary) Hoffman of Clear Lake, S.D., Charles (Kathy) Knebel of Cold Spring, Pennie (Chris) Miller of Becker, Nancy (Paul) Baumert of Hawick, and Mark Knebel of Warroad; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie Lindow of Portland, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, and a sister, Ruby Butler.
Leona Spanier, 84, Paynesville
Funeral services was at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. The Reverend Richard Leisen of St. Louis Catholic Church was the celebrant. Entombment was in the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum in Paynesville.
Leona was born on Aug, 31, 1920, in the home that she lived in most of her life at Spring Hill. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Ellering) Schoenberg.
She married Joseph Spanier on Oct. 25, 1943, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Six children were born to this union. The Spanier's farmed many years before moving to Paynesville in 1960. Her husband Joe died on May 11, 1996.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathy (Lyle) Thomsen of Paynesville and Helen (James) Poepping of New Munich; four sons, Wilfred (Jan) Spanier, Eldred (Joyce) Spanier and Joseph Jr. (Loretta) Spanier, all of Paynesville and Marvin (Debbie) Spanier of Conroe, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Bauer of Paynesville, Marlene (Dan) Jansen of Milaca, Minn., and Laura (Urban) Waltz of Richfield, Minn.; three brothers, Joseph Schoenberg of Spring Hill, Edward (Audrey) Schoenberg of Litchfield, and John (Tina) Schoenberg of Indianapolis, Ind.; other relatives and many friends.
In addition to her parents and husband Joseph, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Katie Terharr and Ann Loehr; and one brother, Gilbert Schoenberg.
Melvin Steman, 71, Coon Rapids
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, June (Hoeft) Steman of Coon Rapids; daughters, Sue (Bryce) Adams, Julie (Bill) Cady, and Patti Peters; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Alma (Arnie) Anderson and Mary Lou Blachette; brothers, Archie (Donna) Steman and Bob (Linnea) Steman; and mother-in-law, Myrtle Hoeft of Paynesville.