from The Paynesville Press
Howard J. Heinrich, 78, of Paynesville, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the St. Cloud DVA Medical Center.
There will be no services.
Howard was born April 1, 1923, to Howard and Eleanor "Toots" Heinrich. He was in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre in World War II. He was employed by the Soo Line Railroad and Oscar and Patterson, Grove City; and worked for 30 years for Lunda Construction, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Minnesota Cement Masons Local No. 633.
Survivors includ his sons, Thomas of St. Cloud, Danny and David of Paynesville; a brother, Dennis of St. Paul; and a sister, Frances Nierenhausen of Cottage Grove.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Horan Funeral Home, Chippewa Falls.
Shirley was born May 23, 1935, in Union Grove Township, the daughter of Cecil and Myrtle (Flanders) Smith.
She is survived by seven children, Jelly Gjelhaug of Tilden, Wis., Cecil (Terri) Gjelhaug of Sartell, Shann (Sue) Gjelhaug of Belgrade, Vicky Gjelhaug of Eau Claire, Wis., Tammy Gottwald of West Port, Minn., Robin Gjelhaug of Cornell, and Jay Gjelhaug of Tilden, Wis.; one brother, Verrol E. (Joyce) Smith of Grove City; 29 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; her parents; and one sister, Phyllis Bengtson.
Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb 23, 2002, at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Gertrude was born in St. Martin to Peter and Anna (Stroeing) Doll. She married Edwin H. Welle on June 10, 1941, in the St. Martin Catholic Church. She was a cook for the Richmond Public School and assisted her husband with custodial duties for the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish. She loved quilting, sewing, and gardening. She was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Christian Women, St. Jude Mission Circle and Catholic Aid.
Survivors include her husband; daughters and sons, Doris (Tom) Heying of Fort Ripley, Elaine (Jerry) Schaefer of Dassel, Stanley (Elaine) of Watkin, Mary (Elmer) Geise of Sobieski, Diane (James) Volk of Rice, Linda (Richard) Hauschild of Waite Park, Alice Fink of Little Falls, and Marvin (Jan) of Grand Junction, Colo.; brothers, Arthur and Peter Doll; sisters, Bernadine Meyer and Anna Schulte; 36 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Herbert, Eugene and Alcuin; and sisters, Hildegard Doll and Viola Buermann.
The funeral service were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at Crystal Hills Assembly, rural Paynesville. Rev. Mark Olson and Rev. Darren Olson officiated. Interment was at the Paynesville Cemetery.
Lydia Rose Schaumann was born Feb. 10, 1909, in Eden Lake Township, Stearns County. She was the daughter of Frank and Hattie (Frietag) Schaumann. She grew up on the family farm near Paynesville and attended school at District #43. On Sept. 26, 1934, she was married to Ben Olson at her parent's farm. Following their marriage, they farmed in the Paynesville area.
Lydia enjoyed fishing, gardening, and quilting. She was a charter member of Crystal Hills Assembly, where she taught Sunday school for many years.
She is survived by her sons, Philip (Betty) of Paynesville, and Daniel (Juanita) of Paynesville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Adella Houk of Paynesville; a brother, Harvey Schaumann of Paynesville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ben on Nov. 6, 2001; son, Kenneth on May 13, 1968; a grandson; a sister, Martha Olson; and a brother, Edwin Schaumann Sr.
Services were at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2002, at the Church of God in Eden Valley. Pastor Dale Swartz officiated and burial was in Old Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley.
James was born March 21, 1970, in Paynesville to Lyle and Diane (Kirkpatrick) Meyer. He lived in Eden Valley all his life. He was a member of the Church of God in Eden Valley.
Survivors include his parents, Lyle and Diane Meyer of Eden Valley; brothers, sisters, and spouses, Jolene (Kevin) Lieser of Lake Henry, Jeff (Martina) Meyer of Eden Valley, Janelle (Steve) Schwagel of Cold Spring, Jennifer (Freddie) Montanez of Miami, Fla., and Justin Meyer of Oaskis; and grandparents, Ed and June Kirkpatrick of Cold Spring.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leo and Lillian Meyer; and great-grandparents, Chalmer and Martha Thoms.
Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Rev. Michael Kwatera O.S.B. and Rev. Aloysius Blonigen, CMM, officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Rose was born in Zion Township to Gotthard and Thekla (Vogt) Blonigen. She and her sisters farmed southwest of St. Martin until the early 1960s. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church, a longtime church choir member, Rosary Society, St. Benedict's Society and was active in the National Farmers Organization. She loved gardening and for many years she and her sisters decorated the church in St. Martin with fresh flowers from their gardens. She moved to Koronis Manor in 1995.
She is survived by seven nieces and nephews, Rev. Aloysius (Arnold) Blonigen, CMM, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; Jerry P. Blonigen, St. Stephen; Victor Blonigen, Waite Park; Alverna Loehlein, Roseville; Cecilia Bentler, Glenwood; Jeanette Clancy, Avon; and Evelyn Guggisberg, Starbuck.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Herman and Aloysius; sisters, Regina, Monica, Agnes, and Veronica; and one nephew.
His funeral service was held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Pay-nesville. Rev. Joe Williquette officiated. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Charles was born July 16, 1941, in Willmar, the son of Alvin and Elsie (Norgren) Johnson. He grew up on the family farm near Willmar, graduating from Willmar High School. Following his graduation, he attended Rasmussen Business College, Minneapolis. He then moved to the Spicer area where he worked for various businesses. On July 9, 1983, he married Barbara Bahner at Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer. In 1990, they moved to Arizona where they lived until 1995 when they moved to the Paynesville area.
He loved fishing and shopping especially for cars.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Misty of Paynesville, Sarah of Minnesota, and Christine Fletcher of New Hampshire; one grandchild; brother, Kenneth (Dorothea) of Catalina, Ariz.; and sisters, Ruby Petersen of Willmar, Gladys (Albert) Laraway of Willmar; and Betty (Jerry ) Harder of New London.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services were at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Martha was born on July 7, 1907, in Freeport to Frank and Catherine Bischoff. She married Louis Hageman on Nov. 26, 1931, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. She was an elementary school teacher in Stearns County until her retirement at age 65. Following retirement, she participated in the Foster Grandparent Program for 24 years and she was also involved in the C.C.D. program in Roscoe.
Suvivors include her daughter, Anita (Larry) Loesch; son-in-law, John Buermann; brother, Frank Bischoff; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters, Lorraine and Kathleen; two infant children, John and Marie; brothers, Fred, Norbert, Maurice, Edmund, and August; and a sister, Veronica.
Services were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Virgil Braun officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.
Clara was born March 14, 1929, in St. Augusta Township to Edward and Anna (Paul) Waltzing. She married Norbert Jansen on Nov. 7, 1959, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Luxemburg. She was a homemaker and lived the past 42 years in Eden Lake Township. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Assumption Christian Mothers, and St. Mary's Society.
Survivors include her husband, Norbert of Paynesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Josie (Ron) Stang of Watkins, Jackie Jansen and significant other, Ron Mackedanz, of Eden Valley, Joyce (David) Holmgren of Paynesville, Janet Jansen of St. Cloud, and Julie Jansen of Pennock; sisters, Frances Hellmann of Luxemburg, Irene Waltzing of South Haven, Veronica Smith of Columbia Heights, and Mildred Jones of Coon Rapids; and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Martin Parish Cemetery.
Mathilda was born Feb. 19, 1895, near Lake Henry to Peter and Catherine (Mehr) Hemmesch. She married George N. Schmitz on Sept. 30, 1924, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. They lived and farmed in the St. Martin area until 1965 when they retired to St. Martin.
She enjoyed quilting and playing cards. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church and St. Ann's Christian Women.
Surviving Mathilda are her children Catherine (Alphonse) Mehr of Richmond, Leonard (Dorothy) of Brooten, Herbert (Florence) of St. Paul, Henry (Becky) of Hawick, Martin (Esther) of Brooten, Math (fiancé Irene Thompson) of Paynesville, Herman (Bernie) of Cold Spring, Frances (John) Remer of Brooten, Nick of Richfield, and Robert (Judy) of St. Martin; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Schmitz; 67 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband (Nov. 7, 1972); son, Paul (Dec. 8, 1979); grandson, Brent Schmitz; daughters-in-law, Linda (Willenbring) Schmitz and Jeanne (Althoff) Schmitz; brothers, Jacob and Math; and sisters, Theresa, Anna, Mary, Margaret, Katherine, and Frances.
Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Viola was born in Roscoe to Ben and Mary (Niewind) Hageman. She married Bernard Hormann on Oct. 1, 1946, at St. Agnes Catholic Church. She was the postmaster in Roscoe for 20 years until her retirement. She was a member of the St. Agnes Christian Women and the National League of Postmasters.
Survivors include her daughter, JoAnn (Arvid) Bengston of Duluth; son, James (Ruth) Hormann of Paynesville; sisters, Lucille (Gregor) Flint, Stella (Mike) Gruber, and Cyrilla Hageman; brother, Raymond (Donna) Hageman; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, on March 6, 1998; and infant son, Edward.
Services were held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Peterson-Stohlberg Hillside Chapel, Minneapolis. Interment was in the Hillside Cemetery.
Valene was born to Selma (Paetznick) and Arlie Nehring on July 22, 1923. She graduated from Paynesville High School in 1941 and married Allan Pelkey on Dec. 2, 1941.
She was a Sunday school and nursery school teacher and taught for 21 years.
She is survived by her husband; children, Roger (Bonnie), Judy (Frank) Humphrey, Terry (Charlene), Jane (George) Nordgren, Dori (Steven) Shackle, and Suzanne (Kellen) Hunt; sister, Glenny (Bill ) Sommers; brother, Gordy (Teresa) Eells; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Jerry.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, Maple Grove. Rev. Tim Tengblad officiated. Interment was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal, Minn.
Mary was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Kidder, S.D., to Ole and Anna Buvick.
She is survived by a son, Bruce; a daughter, Jan (Mark); three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents; two brothers; and six sisters.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Fr. Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in St. Martin Parish Cemetery in St. Martin.
Alice Margaret (Terres) Heinen was born Sept. 1, 1914, to Peter and Kathryn (Schmitz) Terres in St. Martin, Minnesota. She lived and worked on the family farm with her parents, brothers, and sisters. On Sept. 22, 1936, she married Joseph Henry Heinen who lived on a farm just across the river. Their married life was spent farming two miles east of St. Martin where they also raised their family.
Alice was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She was active in church affairs and loved to cook for parish bazaars. She spent her life on the farm until 1983 when she and Joseph moved to Paynesville. Her health started to decline and June 25, 1990, she entered Koronis Manor in Paynesville. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and Christian Women and a former member of St. Martin Mission and Rosary Society, and St. Ann's Christian Women.
Surviving Alice are her children, Kathleen Nett (John) of Paynesville, Doreen Schaefer (Melvin) of Paynesville, Mary Jane (Dr. Lee) Beecher of Maple Grove, and Leon Heinen (Doris) of St. Cloud; daughter-in-law Jean Heinen-Felling of Plymouth; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister Lorraine Korte of St. Martin.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Joseph in 1991; son Richard in 1978; brothers, Vern and Arthur; grandson Bruce Nett; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Juan Palm officiated and burial was in Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley.
Robert was born Aug. 27, 1914, in Rockford, Ill., to John & Margaret (Banks) Stewart. He married Dolores Stacy on Nov. 2, 1968, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. They moved from Minneapolis to Eden Valley in 1977. Robert worked as a car salesman for many dealerships, and retired as shop foreman in 1976 from K.P. Manufacturing in Minneapolis. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he served as treasurer. He was mayor of Eden Valley from 1985-1990, member of Eden Valley Lions from 1980-1992, president of Eden Valley Lions from 1988-1989, and a member of Moose Lodge #38 of Minneapolis.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores of Eden Valley; son, Robert Jr. of Mounds View; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Kori Leske of Hutchinson, Audrey and Jerry Betzold of Las Vegas, Nev., and Cheryl Petersen of Savannah, Georgia; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arthur and John Stewart; sister, Elva Buck; one granddaughter; and one grandson.
A funeral mass was held on Monday, Feb. 11, 2002, at St. Richard's Catholic Church, Richfield. There was a private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Stuart was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Paynesville and graduated in 1948 from Paynesville High School. He had resided in Minneapolis for 50 years. He was honorably discharged in 1952 from the U.S. Air Force after serving in the Korean War. He was a past commander of the former Woodrow Wilson Post and a life member of the Fred F. Babcock V.F.W. Post. The majority of his working years were in electronic sales. He retired in 1992 from Chris Electronics.
He is survived by his wife, Eve; brother, Bob (Arvilla) Bennett of Tacoma, Wash.; stepmother, Leona Bennett of St. Cloud; half-sister, Patricia Stoppelman of St. Cloud; and nieces, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ed and Rose Bennett and Vern and Elizabeth Sanders; sister, Leona (Paul) Morgan; and brother, Wilbert "Webb" (Margaret) Bennett.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Timothy Wenzel officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Leo Nathe was born in Rutland, N.D., to Gerhard and Anna (Unger) Nathe.
He was united in marriage to Dorothy A. Younkin on April 14, 1942, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Sauk Centre. They lived and farmed in the Sauk Centre area from 1942 to 1973. He was employed by Home School for Girls in Sauk Centre from 1944 to 1954. They moved to town in 1973 and he was employed by Jennie-O Foods in Melrose until 1983. Leo enjoyed gardening, fishing, blowing snow, and making wood. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Sauk Centre, and St. Paul's Catholic Aid.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Nathe of Sauk Centre; sons and daughters, Helen (Harold) Fritzlar of Belgrade, Ruth (Robert) Rieland of Sauk Centre, Donna (Eugene) Illies of Elrosa, James (Anne) Nathe of Osakis, Frank (Eileen) Nathe of Waite Park, Alfred (Clara) Nathe of Melrose, William (Georgine) Nathe of Freeport, and Charles (Barb) Nathe of New Munich; 29 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant sons; brother Arnold Nathe; and two grandchildren.