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Harold Fangmeier, 86, Paynesville
Harold "Harry" W. Fangmeier, 86, of Paynesville died on Sunday, Sept. 11, at his home with family by his side.

His memorial service was held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Crystal Hills Assembly of God in rural Paynesville. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Harold William Fangmeier was born on May 27, 1930, to William and Ada (Ernst) Fangmeier in Kandiyohi County.

He attended Regal Elementary School and Paynesville High School.

Harold married Rose Kuperus in 1952. A daughter, Linda, was born in 1953. Rose died in 1954.

He married Agnes E. Black on Nov. 29, 1958, at First Assembly of God in St. Cloud.

Harold was employed by the State of Minnesota, Cenex of Paynesville, and more recently, Crystal Hills Assembly of God. He was an active member of his church and community.

In his younger years, he drove stock car and semi-truck, was a member of the first ambulance crew, and led many boys in Royal Rangers adventures and skills, and served as a watchman and chauffer for Missionettes.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes Black Fangmeier of Paynesville; four children, Linda Fangmeier of Paynesville, James (Rhonda) Fangmeier of Paynesville, Thomas (Lori) Fangmeier of Morris, and Laurel (Stephen) Swanson of Spring Valley; 11 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Rose Kuperus Fangmeier.


Doug Palm, 49
Doug Palm, 49, lost his nearly seven-year battle to AIS on Saturday, Sept. 10.

A memorial celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville.

Doug was born on Sept. 28, 1966.

He was a 1985 graduate of Paynesville High School.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Palm; daughters, Emma and Molly Palm; sister, Gloria Dahlke of Paynesville; and his second family, Eleanor Nepsund, Mark Nepsund, Kevin and Karen Nepsund, Dean and Sheila Nepsund, Carol and John Sommers, and Dennis, and Lisa Nepsund; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Palm, and foster father, Harlan Nepsund.


Loran Eull, 89, Eden Valley
Loran W. Eull, 89, of Eden Valley died on Friday, Sept. 16, at Hilltop Care Center in Watkins.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Loran was born on May 20, 1927, to William and Leona (Jaeb) Eull in St. Michael.

He married Betty Meister on Oct. 25, 1952, in Corcoran. They lived in St. Michael until moving to Eden Valley in 1967. They shared 63 years of marriage.

Loran was proud to be a dairy farmer. He served as an Eden Lake Township supervisor.

Loran is survived by his wife, Betty of Eden Valley; children, Tony (Barb) of Paynesville, Carol (Rick) Stanoch of Holdingford, Paul (Nancy) of Rochester, Stan of St. Joseph, and Lori (Terry) Lygre of St. Joseph; sisters and brother, Alpha Martin, Labelle Zeller, and Marvin Eull; ten grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Loran was preceded in death by his parents; son, Douglas; and siblings, Selmer Eull and Lee Hanrahan.


Marvin Kumpala, 88, Waite Park
Marvin Virgil Kumpula, 88, of Waite Park died on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Cloud.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in St. Cloud. Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Benson Funeral Home in St. Cloud and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the Cokato Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery in Cokato, Minn.

Marvin was born on May 27, 1928, to Frank and Helmi (Brandstrom) Kumpula in Dassel, Minn.

He married JoAnn K. Bardson on Dec. 2, 1950, at Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church in St. Cloud. Marvin served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict as a squad leader and platoon sergeant, receiving a Purple Heart.

After his discharge from the army, Marvin and JoAnn lived in Dassel until 1956, when they moved to St. Cloud. They lived on Long Lake by Clearwater, where he enjoyed fishing, water skiing, snowmobiling, and spending time with family, especially the grandchildren.

They moved to Waite Park in December 2003 for health reasons.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Kumpula of Waite Park; daughters, Linda L. (Marlin Birkholz) Paar of Lakeville, Minn., and Marsha M (Daniel) Zeller of Anoka; sister, Verna Anderson of Dassel; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law.

Memorials are preferred to Grace United Methodist Church.


Randy Winters, 58, Crookston
Randy J. Winters, 58, of Crookston, Minn., died on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at his home.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Regal Cemetery.

Randy Joseph Winters, was born on May 27, 1958, to Cyril and Jeanette (Muskie) Winters in Paynesville.

Randy grew up in Regal and graduated from Paynesville High School.

On Aug. 9, 1980, he married Karen Smith in Crookston.

Randy was an over-the-road trucker for many years, working for Jim Fuchs Trucking Company of Melrose.

Randy is survived by a son, Matthew Winters of Umatilla, Fla.; siblings, Carla Kahnenberg of Spicer, Cathy Younkin of Paynesville, Karon Cunningham of St. Cloud, and Daryl Winters of St. Cloud; three brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Adam Winters; and sister, Linda Mjoen.


Peter Schmitt, 91, Paynesville
Peter M. Schmitt, 91, of Paynesville died on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Koronis Manor, surrounded by family.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, Sept. 19, at St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Peter was born on June 6, 1925, to Frank and Crecentia (Drontle) Schmitt in Roscoe.

He married Veronice "Verna" Kammers on May 25, 1954, in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Peter served our country in the Korean War.

He was a farmer his whole life and enjoyed fishing, baseball, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Diane (Harvey) Rothstein, Sharon (Randy) Christman, Kevin, Duane (Joan), Bob, and Janice (Dennis) Schramel; siblings, Richard, Celestine, Ray, Theresa Ann Schriefels, Norb, Dolly Schriefels, and Betty Torborg; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Veronice ‘Verna;” two infant daughters, Mary Jo and Marie; and siblings, Sylvester, Francis, and Rosemary Court.


Lois Snyder, 89, Long Prairie
Lois Mae Snyder, 89, of Long Prairie, and formerly of Eagle Bend, died on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Centracare Health Care Center in Long Prairie.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Assemblies of God Church in Eagle Bend. Burial was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Salem Historic Cemetery in rural Paynesville. She was buried next to Herb, her husband of nearly 60 years.

Lois Mae Snyder was born on May 8, 1927, to Victor and Ellen (Fell) Frank in their country farm house in Waterbury Township in Redwood County, Minn.

She attended eight years of school in District #85, just a half mile from their home, walking a lot of the time as did a group of other farm kids from the north.

Since her mother was ill with MS, she helped take care of the other six children at home.

Her family moved to a farm near Paynesville in 1947, where she continued to take care of the family. Later, she worked at the coffee shop in town, where she met her future husband, Herbert Duane Snyder. They were married on an icy day in November 1951. Their union lasted until Herb's death in 2011.

She is survived by her children, Susan (David) Lorenz of St. Cloud and Cindy Drevlow of Clarissa; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruby Snyder of Paynesville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herb; parents, Victor and Ellen Frank; son, Ronald; brothers Glen, Vern, and Roy; and sisters, Jean and Joyce.


Steve Schumacher, 62
Steve Schumacher died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Veteran's Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Steve Alan Schumacher was born on Sept. 23, 1953, to Donald and Bernice (Janke) Schumacher, in Glenwood.

Steve joined the United States Air Force after graduation from high school and spent a 22-year career with assignments in England, Germany, and several states, ending in North Dakota. He served proudly with his family at his side.

He married June Tougas on May 20, 1972, and they had two sons, Troy and Kurk.

Steve is survived by Troy and his three children; Kurk and his two children; sisters, Lynn Johnson and Jan Nelson; two brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Gregory Dean.


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