from The Paynesville Press
Darlene Heairet, 73, Paynesville|
Darlene LaPearle Heairet, 73, of Paynesville, died Wednesday evening, Dec, 21, 2005, at her residence with her family at her side, after a battle with cancer.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Rev. David Nelson officiated. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Darlene was born on Nov. 5, 1932, in Marshall, the daughter of Clarence and Verna (Kiel) Buesing. She grew up on the family farm near Ghent. She was baptized in 1933 at the Methodist Church in Marshall and confirmed in the Christian faith in May of 1951 at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota.
She attended country grade school and Minneota High School, graduating in 1951.
On June 30, 1951, Darlene was united in marriage to Harland Heairet at the Methodist Church in Marshall. To this union five sons and three daughters were born.
They lived in Illinois, South Carolina and Virginia while Harland was in the Navy. They moved to Clara City in 1954 and then to Waconia, and Clearwater. They moved to Regal in 1962 and then to Paynesville in 1973, where they have lived since.
Darlene worked for Wally's G&T for several years and in sales for Olan Mills for 17 years before retiring in 2005.
She was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church and the Amer-ican Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed gardening and music.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Harland of Paynesville; four sons, Thomas Heairet of Paynes-ville, Kevin Heairet of Young, Ariz., Brad (Jody) Heairet of McMinn-ville, Ore., and David (Nancy) Heairet of Albertville; three daughters, Michelle (Gene) Lahr of Grey Eagle, Janelle (Mark) Leyendecker of Grove City, and Laura (Luke) Martinson of Paynesville; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Char (Bill) Schroeder of Alexandria, Marilyn (Glen) Ham-merschmidt of Ramsey, Carolyn (Curt) Bresson of Victoria and Pamela (Herb) Brehm of El Paso, Texas; and two brothers, Robert (Pat) Schultz of Tucson, Ariz., and Ron (Sandy) Schultz of Albuquer-que, N.M.
She was preceded in death by parents, Clarence Buesing and Verna Buesing Schultz; stepfather, Al Schultz; son, Douglas on May 27, 1973; and a granddaughter.
Virgil Lenzmeier, 81, Lake Henry
Mass of Christian Burial was on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Rev. Leo Leisen officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Virgil was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Roscoe to Harry and Anna (Solheid) Lenzmeier.
He married Mary Jane Thielen on Aug. 31, 1955, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. He lived all of his married life in Lake Henry where he farmed.
Virgil was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Paynesville Knights of Columbus Council 3820, St. Joseph's Society, and a charter member of the Lake Henry Lions.
He enjoyed games, world traveling, and farming.
Virgil is survived by his wife, Mary Jane of Lake Henry; children, Linda (Dan) Maxwell of Plymouth, Jean (Pete) Hallberg of Echo, Pam (Randy) Lehner of Brooklyn Park, Dale (Mary) Lenzmeier of Lake Henry, and Luanne (Gabriel) Garlets of Bloomington; 15 grandchildren; and sisters, Cresencia "Tuddie" (Dennis) Kraemer of Paynesville and Dorothy (Wally) Ullrich of Apple Valley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Earl Lenzmeier; sisters, Lorraine Beckers, Luella Hess, and Mary Ann Raiche; infant brother Walter; and infant sister Carol.
Math Lang, 86, Roscoe
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. Burial was in the St. Agnes Parish Cemetery.
Math was born Feb. 8, 1919, in St. Nicholas, Minn., to Mathias and Barbara (Hurth) Lang.
He married Anna VanHoorik on May 30, 1944, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. He lived and farmed in the Roscoe area all of his life.
Math enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.
He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and rosary leader. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 3820, St. Joseph's Men's Society and Catholic Aid, St. John Neuman Mission Group, and Roscoe Sportsman's Club.
Math is survived by his children, Gerald (Diane) Lang of Kimball, Jeanne (Jerome) Meyer of Paynesville, Mary Lu (Ray) Forster of Albany, Karen (Mike Schaefer) Kerzman of Eden Valley, Kevin (Bev) Lang of Paynesville, and Carol (Tom) Rollins of Brainerd; 32 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and brother and sisters, Christine Ramler, Ceil Theis, Frances Brossard, Marie Schaefer, and Benny Lang.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Anna (2000); and sisters, Susan Kascht, Betty VanHoorik, and Theresa Liestman.
Jerome Herding, 77, Paynesville
Mass of Christian Burial was on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Reverend Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in the St. Anthony Parish Cemetery in Regal.
Jerome was born on Nov. 13, 1928, in Greendale Township, Richland County, North Dakota, to Hubert and Rosa (Faust) Herding. After completing school, Jerome helped on the family farm.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He was united in marriage to Leone G. Manz on June 30, 1956, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Regal. The couple farmed on the Manz home farm all of their married lives.
Jerome was a former member of St. Anthony's Parish in Regal and was a member of St. Louis Parish in Paynesville.
He enjoyed fishing of all the seasons, deer hunting, and Sunday drives.
Jerome is survived by his wife, Leone of Paynesville; five children, Mark (Theresa) of Paynesville, Steven of Paynesville, Helen (Dhiya) Shaya of Moorhead, Susan (Michael) Nienaber of Osakis, and John (Theresa) of Belgrade; 11 grandchildren; one brother, James of Long Prairie; and three sisters, Lorraine Palioni of Mission Viejo, Calif., Beatrice Gast and Bernadine Muehler, both of Wahpeton, North Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Mitchell; two brothers, Louis and Alvin; and two sisters, Celia Differding and Clara Bach.
Marjorie Erickson, 100, Arizona
She was the daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann James of Paynesville and graduated in 1933 from Paynesville High School.
She was married to W.J. Erickson, originally of Willmar.
William "Bill" Welk, 61, Paynesville
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial was in Salem Cemetery in rural Paynesville with full military honors.
Bill was born Nov. 24, 1944, in Paynesville to Rueben and Genevieve (Jahn) Welk. He was a graduate of Paynesville High School and served in the U.S. National Guard from 1965-1971. He farmed on the family's "Century Farm" north of Paynesville all of his life.
He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville American Legion, Paynesville Sportsmen's Club, and Rocky Riders Saddle Club.
Bill is survived by his sisters, Darlene (Jerry) Wettles of Ponsford and Annette (Ron) Kaplan of Naples, Fla., two nephews; and two great-nieces
. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lawrence Welk.
Emily Hoeft, 99, Paynesville
Funeral services was at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Emily was born on Aug. 19, 1906, in Slayton, Minn., to Carl and Elizabeth (Finger) Schlick. The family moved to Paynesville in 1907. She was a graduate of Paynesville High School and attended St. Cloud Teachers College.
Emily taught in a rural school for one year. Later she was employed by Northwestern Bell Tele-phone Company until she retired in 1961.
She married Emmett Hoeft on Oct. 7, 1956. They spent 14 winters in Florida.
She was confirmed in the Methodist Church and later became a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. She was also a member of Naomi's Circle, Paynesville American Legion Auxiliary, and Telephone Pioneers of America.
Emily is survived by her nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (1987), and brother Earnest.