from The Paynesville Press
Angele C. Bye, 100, of Willmar and formerly of Hawick, died on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at the Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2003 at Zion Irving Lutheran Church (rural Hawick). Reverend Linda Lagergren will officiate. Burial will take place in the Zion Irving Lutheran Cemetery, (rural Hawick). Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Monday at the church.
Angele was born on July 12, 1902 in Irving Township, Kandiyohi County, Minn. to Anton and Christine (Olson) Bye. She lived in Minneapolis where she worked as a domestic most of her life. While in Minneapolis she was a member of a Norwegian Choral Group that gave concerts throughout the Twin Cities area. She moved to Willmar in 1989 and then in 1991 moved to her family's homestead in Hawick. She was a member of Zion Irving Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Reverend Jeff Bergman and Reverend Dave Nelson officiated. Burial was in Burr Oak Cemetery in Union Grove Township.
Glenn was born on July 29, 1937, at home in Union Grove Township, Meeker County, Minn. He was the son of John and Ella (Flanders) Hislop. Glenn attended school in District #19 and also Paynesville High School and received his G.E.D diploma.
Glenn helped farm on his parent's farm until June 1962 when he was united in marriage to Dolores Wendroth. They moved to Minneapolis, where he was employed as a mechanic at Twin Cities Bus Lines. They returned to the Paynes-ville area in 1969 and he started his repair shop, Glenn's Repair, south of Lake Koronis. After he closed his business in 1997, he was employed at Paynesville Machine and spent winters in Arizona, where he was employed at two H.U.D. complexes as a maintenance man.
Glenn was baptized in the Lutheran faith and was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Dolores; two sons, Mark Hislop of Paynesville and Roger (Krysandra) Hislop of Cambridge; grandchildren; one brother, Clayton (Dorothy) Hislop of Paynesville, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Dolores Kuhl and Lilah Stende.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Spring Hill. Rev. Leo Leisen officiated. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Mathias "Math" Neubauer was born on March 10, 1905, in Dennison, Minn., to John and Katherine (Schoenhoff) Neubauer. He lived on a farm near Spring Hill and later moved into Spring Hill. In 1996, Math moved to the St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. He moved to the Pine Villa Care Center in April 1997 until the time of his death.
He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church and the St. Michael's Men's Society in Spring Hill.
Math is survived by his sister, Marie Schwieters of Spring Hill, and three nieces and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Katherine Neubauer; brothers, Hank, Leo, and Norbert Neubauer; and sister, Hilda Neubauer.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. His son, the Rev. George Schmit Jr., officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
George was born Oct. 2, 1909, in Manannah (rural Meeker County) to John B. and Maria (Scherer) Schmit. He married Catherine Berg on Aug. 19, 1941, at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah.
He worked at Holman Field, modifying airplanes during WWII. He later worked for Wartman Hardware, Weiss Hardware, and Strand Hardware in Eden Valley, retiring in 1962.
George was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Eden Valley, St. Peter's Men's Club, and the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. He was also a member of the Eden Valley Sportsman's Club and Eden Valley Senior Citizens. He received the Bishop's Medal of Service in 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine of Watkins; children, Rev. George Schmit Jr. of Bird Island, Marie (Denny) Hayes of Bay City, Mich., Karen (Bob) Beskar of Cottage Grove, Howie (Barbara) Schmit of Brooklyn Park, and Kevin (Natalie) Schmit of Tulsa, Okla.; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his twin sons, Joe and John; parents; twin brother, Joseph; brothers, Peter, Nicholas, and William; sisters, Katherine Garvey, Susan Garvey, Mathilda Ryan, Margaret Schmit, Ann Schmit, and Mary Held; and two infant brothers.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church near Spicer. Rev. Linda Lagergren officiated. Interment was in the Cloverleaf Memorial Cemetery in Willmar. Military honors were provided by the Spicer American Legion Post.
Norman was born on May 26, 1921, in Minneapolis, the son of Ruth Ann (Somers) and Peter S. Christensen. In 1928, he moved with his family to Willtown, Wis., and in 1934 they moved to a farm near St. James.
For a time, he managed a grain elevator near St. James. In 1942, he was married to Jeanette Durheim. He served in the U.S. Army, in the Pacific Theater, during World War II.
Following the war, he returned to St. James and in 1947, moved to Spicer where he managed a grain elevator. On Dec. 8, 1950, he was married to Carolyn M. Fuchs. In 1952, he began farming in Harrison Township until ill health forced him to discontinue work.
He was a member of the Harrison Presbyterian Church, a former member of the Church Session, former trustee, Harrison Township clerk, the National Farmers Organization, the Eagles, VFW, and a present member of the Spicer American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; eight sons, Lyle (Peggy) of Richmond, Pete (Joyce) of Lakeville, Gordon (Charlotte) of Wheaton, LeRoy (Sandy) of Atwater, Clayton (Lynne) of Atwater, Neil of Benson, Mark (Gretchen) of Atwater, and Doug (Nancy) of Spicer; two daughters, Judy (Bill) Kuefner of St. James and Barbara (Tom) Helling of Minneapolis; 27 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Peter (Betty) Christensen of St. James and Richard (Ramona) Christensen of Willmar; and three sisters, Joyce (Harold) Sternberg of St. James, Jean (Clyde) Knudsen of Kimberling City, Mo., and Edith (Donald) Sowers of Willmar.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a half sister.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Pastor Curtiss Seefeldt and Vicar Joel Neuman officiated. Burial was in Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.
Diane was born on Feb. 17, 1956, in Litchfield to Troy and Delores (Dornsbach) Bengtson. She graduated from Grove City High School in 1974, and continued to live in the Litchfield area her whole life. Diane worked as a process specialist at Hutchinson Technology in Hutch-inson for 20 years.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Diane enjoyed many outdoor activities, woodworking, cross stitching, and time with her family.
She is survived by her special friend, Sharon Buesgens of Litchfield; brothers, Ron (Viola) Bengtson of Grove City, Richard (Sharon) Bengtson of Paynesville, Ray Bengtson of Turner, Mont., and Tony (Deb) Bengtson of Paynes-ville; sisters, Fay (Jon ) Warta of Delano, Doris (Wyman) Nepsund of Paynesville, and Dorothy Bengtson of Glencoe; and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Paynesville. Rev. Lester Kringle will officiate. Interment will be in the Burr Oak Cemetery, rural Paynesville.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Johnsn Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Dolores was born April 21, 1921, in Union Grove Township, near Paynesville, the daughter of John and Ella (Flanders) Hislop. She grew up on the family farm in Union Grove Township and attended school at District #19.
Dolores farmed most of her life with her parents and since 1983 she had written the Town and Country news for the Paynesville Press.
On June 25, 1999, she married Daniel Kuhl at Calvary Baptist Church.
Dolores is survived by her husband Daniel of Paynesville; stepchildren, Mary Jane (Mickey) Blum of Wasilla, Alaska, Julian "Huleo" Kuhl of Sauk Rapids, Allan Kuhl of Richmond, Caroline (Alan) Glatzel of St. Joseph, Arlene (Keith) Kaminsky of Dale City, Virg., John (Jo) Kuhl of Richmond, and Gary (Kathy) Kuhl of Paynesville; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Clayton (Dorothy) Hislop of Paynesville and Glenn (Dolores) Hislop of Paynesville; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Lilah Stende.
Services will be held in Paynesville on an undetermined date in the spring of 2003.
Robb was born on Dec. 19, 1964, in Paynesville to Dr. Richard L. and Bette (Nelson) Kannenberg. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1983.
He was a gifted musician - trumpet, guitar and voice - and an avid reader.
He is survived by his father, Richard and stepmother Mavis of Paynes-ville; brothers, Steven (Linda) Kannenberg of Windsor, Colo., and Scott (Carla) Kannenberg of Spicer; sisters, Mary Jo Kannenberg of Kasson Minn., and Karen Clarine of Brainerd; and six nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother in 1987.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Rev. Jeff Bergman officiated. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Brad was born on Oct. 10, 1942, in Tacoma, Wash., the son of Harry and Gladys (Severeid) Johnson. He was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Alsen, N.D. He grew up on the family farm in North Dakota where he attended grade school in Fillmore and graduated from Rugby. He received a bachelor of science degree from Mayville State College and a master of science degree from North Dakota State University.
On Oct. 25, 1967, he was united in marriage to Sharon Doyle in Egeland, North Dakota. They made their home in Sarles, N.D., Atwater, Paynesville, and Maple Grove.
While teaching in Atwater, Brad started his career in the insurance industry as a crop adjuster with National Farmers Union. In 1981, he became the area manager, serving Minnesota and Wisconsin. In 1988, he joined Rain and Hail as a field supervisor and in 1989 was named assistant manager of the Minnesota-Dakota division. He retired in 2000 and relocated to the Paynesville area.
Brad was an active member of the Paynesville Lions Club and Paynesville Lutheran Church. He loved to spend his time fishing, golfing, woodworking, traveling, and with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Penny (Lenny) Lieser of Shoreview and Amy Johnson of Plymouth; two grandchildren; one brother, Eddie (Joyce) Johnson of Poway, Calif; and two sisters, Pat (Tom) Koval of University Place, Wash., and Pam (Wayne) Berg of Renton, Wash.; and nieces and nephews.
Brad was preceded in death by his parents.
Rev. James McCalmant
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Rev. Dave Nelson officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Renville.
Rev. McCalmant was born on Nov. 23, 1929, in Grainfield, Kansas, the son of Archie and Katherine (Burris) McCalmant. He grew up in Kansas and Washington, attending high school in Toledo, Wash., graduating in 1947. He entered the U. S. Navy on March 9, 1948, and was discharged on March 5, 1952.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith on June 15, 1952, at Grace Lutheran Church in Palo Alto, Calif. He continued his education at St. Olaf, graduating in 1957, Luther Seminary, graduating in 1961, and received his masters from Roosevelt University Chicago in 1972.
He was married on June 10, 1956, to Arlene Lanning at First Lutheran Church in Renville, Minn.
In 1961 he re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a chaplain until 1978 when he retired from the service. He then served as pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Ventura, Calif., Crow River/Big Grove Lutheran in Belgrade/Brooten, and Hazel Run Lutheran in Hazel Run, Minn. until he retired in 1994 and moved to Paynesville. He served many communities as interim pastor in his retirement and was active in the Paynesville Lutheran Church.
Rev. McCalmant enjoyed spending his spare time golfing, square dancing, senior community activities, traveling, bike rides and special times with family. He was a member of Koronis Nite Owls Square Dance of Paynesville, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Paynesville senior golf league, and president of the board of directors of Paynesville Area Center, chairman of Block Nurse Program, and on the clergy roster of the Southwest Minnesota ELCA Synod since 1961.
He was survived by his wife Arlene McCalmant; one daughter, Caroline (friend Billy Kotzer) Stanger of Paynesville; one son, Mark (Julie) McCalmant of Albany; two granddaughters; three sisters, Dorothy Fredrick of Toledo, Wash., Donna Silva of Seattle, Wash., and Delferna Dyer of Clatskanie, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carol Bock; and son-in-law, John Stanger Jr.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, at the Worthington Church of the Brethren in Worthington. Rev. Paul Pratt officiated. Interment was in the Elk Brethren Cemetery in rural Worthington.
Beulah was born on April 8, 1906, near Reading, Minn., to Henry and Phoebe (Conant) Baker. She grew up on the family farm near Reading where she graduated from high school. After receiving her teaching certificate from the Mankato Normal School, she taught in a one-room schoolhouse for several years.
On June 2, 1927, she married Russel Fowler at her parent's home near Reading. They lived in Worthington where Beulah worked at Silverberg's Department Store as well as a seamstress out of her home. She also taught piano and organ lessons, and throughout her life she taught more than 750 students.
She moved to Paynesville with her husband in 1999, he died the following year on Dec. 11, 2000. She was a member of the Worthington Church of the Brethren where she served as the choir director, pianist, organist, Sunday school teacher, and as a member of the ministerial board.
Beulah is survived by her daughters, Maurine (Donald) Pederson of Paynesville and Marcellyn Fowler of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and four sisters.
Requiem High Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at the Immaculate Conception Traditional Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Burial was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville.
Irene was born on Feb. 27, 1934, in St. Cloud, Minn., to Raymond and Mathilda (Heinz) Dickinson. She married Ralph Boldt on Oct. 22, 1955, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. They owned and operated a family business in Silver Bay, Minn., for 33 years before returning to Paynesville. Irene opened an adult foster care home.
She was an outdoor person and an avid fisherwoman. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Traditional Catholic Church.
Irene is survived by her husband; daughters, Laura (Ken) Gellerman of Brooklyn Park and Diane Boldt of St. Michael; sons, Ron (Tom Michels) Boldt of New Richmond, Wis. and Wayne Boldt of El Paso, Texas; four sisters; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son, several brothers, and a sister.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade. Rev. Ron Knutson officiated and interment was held at Gausdal Lutheran Cemetery, rural New London.
Margaret was born on May 24, 1911, in Montevideo, Minn., the daughter of Lena (Manthey) and Fred Olson. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Montevideo and grew up on the family farm.
On Dec. 14, 1930, she married Richard Zimmerle at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Following their marriage, they farmed for several years. In 1945, they moved to Belgrade where they farmed until 1965 when they retired. In 1966 they moved to to Paynesville where Margaret worked at both Tuck's Cafe and the Sonstegard Egg Farm. In 1976, after her husband died, she returned to Belgrade where she worked at Zimm's Cafe. She has resided ever since, moving to the Belgrade Nursing Home in the past month.
She was a member of the Gausdal Lutheran Church. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved flowers.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Lois (Donald) Fredrick of Paynesville; sons, Cleon (friend, Gayle Anderson) Zimmerle of Brooten and Leon (Sherelle) Zimmerle of Spicer; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter-in-law, Sandra Zimmerle; brother, Clarence Olson; and sister, Gladys Einerson.
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 Sprinklerfitters 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 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.