from The Paynesville Press
John (Jack) B. Neu, 67, of Atwater, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at his home in Atwater following an extended illness with amyloidosis.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kandiyohi. Fr. Bill Bowles officiated. Military honors were provided by the Willmar V.F.W.
Jack was born on Oct. 11, 1935, in Eden Valley, Minn., the son of Loretta (Kron) and Aloys Neu. He grew up in the area and graduated from Eden Valley High School in 1953. He then attended the University of Minnesota for one year before entering the U.S. Army in 1956. Jack served in the army until 1962 and returned to the St. Cloud area.
On Feb. 14, 1963, he married Lois Hennessy in St. Cloud and they made their home in St. Joseph for a short time before moving to Atwater in 1966. Jack worked for Holm Brothers Plumbing and Heating and in 1983 he started his own plumbing and heating business which he ran until 1992. Jack worked for the Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Sprinklerfitter Union Local 539 around the state until his retirement in 1997. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, and camp.
Jack is survived by his mother, Loretta Neu of Paynesville; one son, Mark (Deborah) Neu of Granite Falls; three daughters, Veronica (Daniel) Amor of Willmar, Jacqueline Neu of Willmar, and Victoria (Philip) Mann of Pennock; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his special friend and caregiver, Bernice Bucher; eight brothers, Gene (Reg) Neu of Milbank, S.D., Donald (Jeanette) Neu of Kalispell, Mont., Jerry (Betty) Neu of St. Cloud, Kenny Neu of Monticello, Bernie (Helen) Neu of Shakopee, Elmer (Caroline) Neu of Paynesville, Al (Mary) Neu of Paynesville, and Duane (Ruth) Neu of St. Cloud; three sisters, Corrine (Roger) Wicker of St. Cloud, Laura (David) Stanger of Paynesville, and Sandy (Keith) Deadrick of Paynesville; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; one son, James in 1963; and three brothers, Richard, Ralph, and David.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 28, 2002, in Altamonte Springs. Father Tom Smith officiated.
Beatrice was born on Feb. 18, 1915, in Roscoe, Minn. She graduated from Paynesville High School in 1931, and also St. Cloud Teacher's College. She taught at rural schools in the area for several years and was a devout Catholic.
Beatrice is survived by daughter, Ann (Hank) Meyer of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; sons, Thomas (Sandi) Kilian of Phoenix, Ariz.; Patrick Kilian, San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Gerri Stolton of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Dolores Zoelle of Mankato; brother, Cy Schmitz of St Cloud; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony; sister, Mildred Scott of San Antonio, Texas; brothers, Clarence Schmitz of Roscoe; and Jerome Schmitz of Richmond.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Melrose. Rev. Steve Hayden officiated. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Squig was born on Aug. 7, 1977, in Thief River Falls, Minn., to Steven and Patricia (Holland) Majerus. He was raised in Melrose and attended Melrose High School.
He was involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and was a member of the junior high swim team. Squig enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, traveling, skateboarding, and stargazing.
Squig is survived by his father, Steve Majerus of Alexandria; mother, Patricia (Mark Woeste) Holland of Grey Eagle; daughter, Jewelle Monet Finken-Majerus of St. Cloud; brothers, Travis Majerus of Alexandria and Steven A. Majerus of Grey Eagle; sisters, Victoria Majerus of St. Cloud and Libby Kircher of Grey Eagle; grandparents, Melvin and Pat Millard of Birch Tree, Missouri, and William and Mary Holland of Delta, Pennsylvania; great-grandparents, William and Elsie Spangler of Smithsburg, Maryland; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Leo and Hildegard Majerus; and an aunt, Alvina Beckermann.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Chaska, Father Larry Johnson and Father Conran Schneider O.F.M. officiated. Burial was at Guardian Angels Catholic Cemetery in Chaska.
Gertrude was born March 31, 1909, in Shakopee, Minn., to George and Katherine (DeVille) Hammer. She was baptized and confirmed at Guardian Angels Catholic Church and was a graduate of Guardian Angels Catholic High School. On Sept. 26, 1933, Gertrude married Albert Leivermann at Guardian Angels Catholic Church.
She was a very active member of Guardian Angels Catholic Church, a member of the Daughters of Isabella, and the Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Chaska V.F.W. Auxiliary and was very active with the Red Cross and the Bloodmobile.
Gertrude, Albert, and other members of his family owned and operated Leivermann Red and White Groceries and Meat in Chaska from 1933 to 1954. After leaving Chaska in 1954, they moved to Tomah, Wis., where they owned and operated the Tomah Meat Locker and also the Dairy Way Drive-in. In 1966, they moved to Paynesville, where they owned and operated a Culligan water softener business until Albert's death in 1971. Gertrude remained in Paynesville until 1991 when she returned to Chaska.
Gertrude is survived by a son, Donald (Judith) Leivermann of Chanhassen; a daughter, Mary (Joseph) Theis of Shakopee; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert; daughter, Kathleen; a grandson; brother, Jerome Hammer; and sister, Lucille Fiske.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Fr. Richard Leisen officiated. Burial took place in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery in Spring Hill.
Joe was born June 2, 1913, in Spring Hill, Minn., to Charles and Mary (Pung) Schoenberg. He married Rose Weimerskirch on Oct. 3, 1939, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Belgrade. They farmed in the Spring Hill area until 1978 when they retired and moved to Paynesville.
He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Louis Catholic Aid Association, and Knights of Columbus St. Louis Council 3820.
Joe enjoyed fishing, bowling, gardening, playing cards, and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Rose of Paynesville; his children, Joan (Al) Patton of Sartell, Chuck (Sharon) of Redwood Falls, Sandy (Bob) Hemmesch of Paynesville, Tom (Pat) of St. Cloud, Bill (Jan) of Hancock, Dick (Marilyn) of Cold Spring, Mary (Pete) Budner of Golden Valley, Mona (Doug) Ritter of Red Wing, and Nick of Paynesville; 30 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lena Neubauer of Melrose, Mary Muehe of Texas City, Texas, Bunny Troje of St. Paul, and Alice Williams of St. Paul.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ed, Art, and Hank; and sisters, Irma Athman, Dorothy Benolkem, and Armella Gerding.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Fr. Richard Leisen officiated. Entombment was in the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum in Paynesville.
Leonora was born on Feb. 26, 1919, in Cold Spring, Minn., to Joseph and Louise (DeWenter) Kuebelbeck. She married Arthur Meyer on Oct. 19, 1937, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. They farmed in Spring Hill Township until 1945 and then farmed in the Lake Henry Township until 1963 when they moved to Paynesville.
Leonora worked as a cook at the Paynesville Area Hospital for 18 years. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Louis Christian Women, and St. Margaret's Christian Women in Lake Henry.
She is survived by her husband, Art of Paynesville; son, Allen (RoseAnn) Meyer of Paynesville; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Rose Marie Theisen of Cold Spring and Elsie Miller of St. Cloud.
She was preceeded in death by her parents and brother, Clarence.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Rev. Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Erma was born July 20, 1909, in Zion Township, Stearns County, to Joseph and Anna (Steil) Lahr. She married Herbert J. Spanier on July 7, 1931, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. The couple farmed near Lake Henry until 1971 when they moved to Paynesville.
She loved to play cards, quilt, and sing. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Christian Women, Daughters of Isabella, and Catholic Aid.
Erma is survived by her children, Melvin (Etheline) Spanier of Paynesville, Cyril (Joanne) Spanier of Lake Henry, Evelyn Justin of New Brighton, David (Geri) Spanier of Paynesville, Mary (Gerald) Johnson of Monck's Corner, S.C., Roger (Pat) Spanier of Avon, Richard (Rita) Spanier of Forest Lake, Orville "OJ" (Susan) Spanier of Sun City West, Ariz., Judy (Paul) Lieser of Spring Lake Park, Michael (Kathy) Spanier of Sartell, and Kevin (Bonnie) Spanier of Burnsville; 33 grandchildren; and 54 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert on April 27, 2000; sisters, Lucille Enneking, Irene Schoenborn, and Collette Phillips; brothers, Andrew Lahr and Roman Lahr; and two grandchildren.
Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island. Burial was in Greenview Memorial Gardens, Silvis, Ill.
Angelique was born May 12, 1925, in Eden Valley to Christ and Marie (Fischbach) Neu. She married Harold R. Lindquist on May 11, 1950, in Willmar.
She had been a member of First Lutheran Church since 1953 and had been a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed dancing and bowling. Angelique is survived by two daughters, Mary (Steve) Florence of Moline and Judy Dennison (Al Schomer) of East Moline; a son, Rick Lindquist of Moline; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Sylvester Neu of Minnesota, Herbert (Hattie) Neu of Minnesota, David (Mary) Neu of Georgia, and Melvin (Carol) Neu of California; sisters, Alice Haines of Minnesota, Arvilla (Bob) Bennett of Washington, and Shirley (Louis) Leyendecker of Minnesota; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on Sept. 20, 1980; son, Jerry in 1978; stepdaughter, Beverly Lindquist; brothers, Wilfred, and Merlin "Huns" Neu, infant sister, Ermaline Neu; and sister, Delrose Casper.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Rev. Leo Leisen and Rev. Walter Bednark officiated. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Hildegarde was born on Sept. 19, 1906, in Dennison to John and Katherine (Schoenoff) Neubauer. She lived on a farm near Spring Hill and later moved into Spring Hill. She moved to Pine Villa Care Center in June 2000. She enjoyed embroidery, quilting and gardening. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Spring Hill, Catholic Aid Society, and Christian Women of Spring Hill.
Survivors include her brother, Math Neubauer of Melrose, and sister, Marie Schwieters of Spring Hill; three nieces; and four nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Hank, Leo and Norbert Neubauer.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Crystal Hills Assembly in Paynesville. Pastor Lonnie Gleitz officiated. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Rueben was born Aug. 10, 1920, in Paynesville Township to Gustave and Elsie (Bowman) Schoenherr. He married Jeanette Margaret Gruetzmacher. He was a member of Crystal Hills Assembly.
Rueben is survived by his son Kenneth (Peggy) and two grandchildren all of Columbus, Georgia; sister, Lila Pramann of Annandale; and brother, Ben of Sauk Rapids.
Preceding Rueben in death were his parents; wife; son Lance; sister, Viola Hanson; and brothers, Johnny, Oscar, and Gus Schoenherr.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Sylvester was born in St. Martin Township, Minnesota, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Schaefer) Doll. He married Lydia Janssen on May 18, 1953, in St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Farming. Sylvester farmed near St. Martin until retiring in 1987.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and playing card games.
He was a member of the St. Martin Catholic Parish, St. Joseph's Men's Society, Miraculous Medal Association, and St. Martin Catholic Aid Association.
Sylvester is survived by his wife Lydia; children, David (Lori), Mary Ann (Mark) Primus, Elizabeth (Harvey) Middendorf, Rose Ann (Jack) Rademacher, Karen (Larry) Fleischhacker, Richard (Deb), Gary (Leenay), and Thomas; 30 grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Marie Faber, Martin, Virgil, Wally Lieser, Rita Feldewerd, and Joseph.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Henry, Mary Ann Fuchs, Genevieve Loehr, Marcella Laumeyer, Tony, and Urban; and an infant brother, Larry.
Mary Ann Raiche
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Maple Lake. Father Mark Huberty officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mary Ann Raiche was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Roscoe to Harold and Anne (Solhied) Lenzmeier. She was a 1939 graduate of Belgrade High School. On Nov. 12, 1952, she married Ed Raiche in Maple Lake.
She has lived in Maple Lake since 1952, where she was a member of St. Timothy's Catholic Church and the Catholic Aid Society. Mary Ann was a homemaker and also worked for Wright-Hennepin Electric in Maple Lake for 20 years, retiring in 1980.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Ed of Maple Lake; four sons, Michael (Connie) of Maple Lake, William 'Bill' (Valerie) of Superior, Wis., Kevin (Brenda) of Buffalo, and Keith (Angie) of Breezy Point; brother, Virgil (Jane) of Lake Henry; sisters, Crescencia 'Tutti' (Dennis) Kraemer of Paynesville and Dorothy (Wally) Ullrich of Minneapolis; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lorraine Beckers and Luella Hess; and brother, Earl.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, at Crystal Hills Assembly in Paynesville. Reverend Lonnie Gleitz officiated. Burial was in Paynesville Cemetery.
Werner was born March 19, 1931, in Lake Henry, Minn., to Aloyious and Agatha (Fuchs) Lieser. He grew up in the Lake Henry area where he attended country school.
On April 27, 1954, he was married to Walberga Doll in St. Martin, Minn. For the next 10 years, they farmed near Lake Henry. In 1964, they moved into Lake Henry where he supported his family doing many jobs.
Werner was a member of the Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church.
Werner was a hard worker and a "jack-of-all-trades." At age 46, Werner suffered a major stroke, which left him disabled and unable to continue working. However, he never lost his sense of humor or his love for people.
Werner is survived by a son, Gary (Pam) of Shakopee; a daughter, Theresa "T.C." (Randy) of New London; two grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Howard "Kris" Krengel
Mass of Christian Burial was held at noon Monday, Dec. 9, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Virgil Braun officiated. A private burial was on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center.
Howard was a Navy pilot and a WWII veteran. He owned and operated Kris Krengel Oil Co. for 45 years in Eden Valley.
He had many hobbies, especially hunting, golfing, horses, boat racing, and playing cards.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill; and a grandson.
Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Paynesville. Reverend Randy Welsand officiated. Interment was private.
Arrangements were by the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.
Maxine was born on March 18, 1921, in Paynesville, Minn., to Edward and Edith (Pemble) Opitz. After her graduation from Paynesville High School, Maxine attended Hamline University in St. Paul. She married William H. Henderson on February 21, 1941.
She was a dedicated church organist since the age of 15 primarily at the Paynesville Methodist Church. After her retirement as a bookkeeper from Fullerton Lumber Company in Paynesville, Maxine was a piano teacher for many years, resulting in three of her students also becoming piano teachers.
Maxine loved cats, and she especially enjoyed traveling with her husband in their motor home. She was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and the Paynesville Book Lovers Club.
Survivors include her husband, Bill, Sr. of Paynesville; son, Bill, Jr. (Kris) Henderson of Paynesville; daughter, Meredith (Doug) Kuehl of Duluth; and six granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Fred; an infant sister; and a granddaughter.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. Father Fred Fink officiated. Burial was in the Roseville Cemetery in Hawick. Alice was born on March 24, 1910, in Highland, Wis., the daughter of Frank and Agnes (Keyes) Chladek. Her mother died when she was an infant and her father later married Catherine Powers who cared for Alice as a mother. In 1918, the family moved to Regal where Alice attended New London High School, graduating in the class of 1927.
On Nov. 24, 1927, Alice was united in marriage to Loren Smithson. Together they made their home on Long Lake near Hawick for 52 years where Alice worked as a homemaker and had a hobby farm, raising sheep and bees. They later moved into New London.
Alice was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for 54 years, during which time she was secretary of the aid for many years and a member of Christian Mothers. In 1975, she became a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer where she was active in CCW. She was also a member of Kandiyohi County Nursing Service.
Alice is survived by two sister-in-laws, Mary Ann Chladek of Paynesville and Rose (Wuertz) Chladek of Modesto, Calif.; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Loren, in July 1995; and two brothers, Dick and Jim.