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Glenn Jones, 60, Paynesville
Glenn C. Jones, 60, of Paynesville died on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at his home on Rice Lake in rural Paynesville as a result of complications from ALS.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Feb. 22, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Glenn Charles Jones was born on Feb. 21, 1949, to Glenn and Lucille "Dutch" (Southerton) Jones in Moose Lake. He grew up on the family farm, where he attended Kerrick Elementary School.

In 1967, Glenn graduated from Askov High School. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota- Duluth, commuting to school and helping at home on the farm.

In 1971, he received his bachelor of science degree in education. Glenn went on to St. Cloud State University and earned his master's degree in 1973.

Glenn married Lorelle McGregor on July 28, 1973, at First Lutheran Church in Litchville, N.D. This union was blessed with two sons. The couple shared 36 years of marriage.

The family made their home in Paynesville, where Glenn taught industrial arts and science for the BBE and Holdingford school districts.

After 17 years of teaching, Glenn became a quality control technician for Grede Foundry in St. Cloud. He later earned customer service awards for his work in the hardware department at Home Depot before he retired in 2007.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Lorelle; sons, Trevor (Kristin) of Hopkins and Shannon of St. Louis Park; and brother, Ernest "Chip" Jones of Burnsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Lucille.


Mary Ann Erdmann, 89, Paynesville
Mary Ann Baird Erdmann, 89, of Paynesville died on Friday, Feb. 12, at her winter residence in Lexington, Ky.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 11 a.m., at St. Stephan's Episcopal Church in Paynesville and on Sunday, May 16, at 2 p.m., at St. John's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis.

Mary Ann Baird Erdmann was born on Nov. 17, 1920, to Earl and Ruth (Horton) Baird in Phoenix, Ariz.

She was an early summer resident on Lake Koronis at her grandfather's Horton's Camp (Stone Gate Lodge).

As a young woman, she waitressed at Tuck's Caf, rooming above the restaurant.

After graduating from Litchfield High School, she attended Steven's College in Columbia, Mo., and the University of Minnesota. She later graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul.

She married Robert Erdmann in 1942.

She lived most of her adult life in southwest Minneapolis, where they raised their seven children.

Mary Ann is survived by her children, Merrily (the late Ronald) Blagen of Bloomington, Maryann "Yancy" (Thomas) Ackermann of Lexington, Ky., Charles "Jeff" (Ann) of St. Cloud, Andrew (Vicki) of Minneapolis, John (Diane) of Minneapolis, Barbara of Minneapolis, and Amy of New York, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Memorials are preferred to Crow River Trail Guards or Episcopal Relief and Development.


Raymond Larson, 88, Paynesville
Raymond G. Larson, 88, of Paynesville died on Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Raymond George Larson was born on Sept. 11, 1921, in Crow River Township in rural Belgrade to Emil and Larsina (Marquardtson) Larson. He attended country school in the rural Belgrade area and graduated from Belgrade High School in 1941. He continued his education at St. Cloud State College.

Ray worked in road construction for a while and then began farming. His main love while farming was raising cattle.

On Oct. 8, 1949, Ray married Darlene Pigman at the Presbyterian Church in Brooten.

They made their home on a farm east of Belgrade until moving to Paynes- ville in July 2001.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Darlene; three sons, Larry (Ann) Larson of Princeton, Daryl Larson of Paynesville, and Steve (Susan) Larson of Middleton, Wis.; four grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.


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