from The Paynesville Press
Hugo Lieser, 92, Lake Henry|
Hugo M. Lieser, 92, of Lake Henry, died on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Reverend Leo Leisen, Reverend Gregory Lieser, and Reverend Walter Bednark will concelebrate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. followed by the St. Margaret's Rosary Society and St. Joseph's Society at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home in Paynesville.
Hugo was born on May 23, 1911, in Lake Henry to Peter and Mary (Garding) Lieser. He married Loretta Bertram on Sept. 6, 1938, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last September.
Hugo farmed near Lake Henry for many years until he retired and moved to town. He then did custodial work for the church in Lake Henry. He was a member of St. Margaret's Parish, St. Margaret's Rosary Society, and the St. Joseph Society.
Hugo is survived by his wife, Loretta; three daughters, Mary Ann (Alvin) Meyer and Patty (Tony) Stalboerger, both of Lake Henry, and Cyrilla (David) Michael of Freeport; 28 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cecilia Brunner on Sept. 3, 1997; parents; and brothers and sisters, Agnes, Clara, Leona, Alois and Werner Lieser, and Alvina Wuertz.
Synnova Alstead, 85, Paynesville
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, at Erdahl Lutheran Church in Erdahl, Minn. Reverend Carol Olson officiated. Burial was in Erdahl Lutheran Cemetery.
Synnova was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Skogmo, N.D., to Ole and Anna (Skogmo) Bardahl. She married Robert Alstead on Jan. 9, 1943. She worked in the food industry most of her life. She had a restaurant in Evansville and was manager of the Barrett Liquor Store. She was a member of Erdahl Lutheran Church.
Synnova is survived by her son Larry (Darcy) Alstead of Paynesville, five grandsons; one granddaughter; three great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons; sisters, Alene "Tena" Palmquist of Evansville and Hazel Dix of Chanhassen; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, son Richard, brothers Edwin and Harold, and sister Agnes Kjelstrup.
Kathleen Wuertz, 84, Grove City
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Rev. Francis Garvey will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, and one hour prior to the services Thursday at the church in Manannah. Daughters of Isabella will pray at 6:30 p.m., followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church in Manannah. Arrangements were made with Dingmann's Eden Valley Funeral Home.
Kathleen was born on July 8, 1919, in Manannah Township to Dennis and Susan (Schmidt) Garvey. She was married to Anton (Tony) Wuertz on Oct. 27, 1943, at the Church of Our Lady, Manannah. The couple made their life together in the Lake Henry area from 1948 thru 2000 when Kathleen moved back to Manannah to reside with her brother, Reverend Francis Garvey.
Kathleen spent 31 years of her life as an elementary school teacher. Some of the time in the Lake Henry area as well as substitute teaching in later years for neighboring school districts. She was also very active in her church organizations and enjoyed baking, quilting, crocheting, and doing other crafts.
Kathleen is survived by her sons, James (Mary) Wuertz and Michael Wuertz, both of Eden Valley; a brother, Reverend Francis Garvey of Eden Valley; a sister, Anna Marie (Earl) Howard of Minneapolis; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony; sister, Helen; and brothers, Joseph, Dennis and Michael.
Norbert Middendorf, 83, St. Cloud
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Rev. Thomas Andert, O.S.B. officiated and burial was at Mary of The Immacu-late Conception Cemetery in Rockville.
Norbert was born June 6, 1930, in Richmond to Joseph and Catherine (Mandernach) Middendorf. He married Wanda Lee Catherine Ahles on July 24, 1952, at Mary of The Immaculate Conception in Rock-ville. Norbert lived in the St. Cloud area for most of his life. He worked as a supervisor of fabrication at Franklin/Frigidaire for 43 years, retiring in 1991, and also worked part time for Aria Communications in St. Cloud.
He was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 622 of St. Cloud, St. Augusta American Legion Post 43, and St. Cloud Loyal Order of Moose 1400.
Norbert is survived by his wife, Wanda of St. Cloud; children, Norma (Joe) Koshiol of Rockville, Nancy (Eugene) Roehrich of Little Falls, Jackie Middendorf of St. Cloud, Brenda Koshiol of Shakopee, Roxanne (Donny) Meyer of St. Cloud, Timothy (Kay) Middendorf of Buffalo, Joy Wolfe of Milaca, and Michael (Deborah) Middendorf of Chandler, Ariz.; brothers, Benedict and Ray Middendorf, both of St. Cloud; sisters, Madeline Mehr of Sauk Rapids and Hildegarde Niewind of Paynesville; 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Beverly Steffes; brothers, Alex, Richard, Othmar and James Middendorf; and sisters, Erma Willing and Mary Ann Mackedanz.
Leonard Horn, 89, Paynesville
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 17, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Father Richard Leisen officiated. Interment was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery.
Leonard was born on Dec. 18, 1914, in Lake Henry, to John and Catherine (Zirbes) Horn. He married Catherine Meyer on June 27, 1939.
During World War II, Leonard served his country, helping build the Alaskan Highway. He was an auto-mechanic for many years until retiring in 1980.
After his wife Catherine died on March 7, 1977, Leonard continued to live in Paynesville, and later married Louise Sampson on June 30, 1979. Louise died on April 28, 2003.
Leonard was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council 3820 of Paynesville, and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus of Sauk Centre. Leonard served as the financial secretary of Knights of Columbus Council 3820 for 47 years and received an Apostolic Blessing on Sept. 9, 2001, from Pope John Paul II for his service.
Leonard is survived by his children, Richard (Mary) Horn and Allen (Laura) Horn of Melrose, Elizabeth (Melvin) Rothstein of St. Cloud, Steven (Geri) Horn of Montevideo, and Nancy (Mike) Backstrom of St. Cloud; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Dinndorf of Albany; and his step-children, Larry Sampson of Paynesville, Denyse (Bill) Trebs of Bigfork, Robert (Carol) Sampson of Spicer, and William (Nancy) Sampson of Paynesville; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Catherine and Louise; one son Ralph; one great- grandson; and two brothers, Zeno and Edward.
Ann Welle, 89, Cold Spring
Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 16, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Father Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in St. louis Parish Cemetery.
Ann was born on July 24, 1914, in St. Martin to Hubert and Veronica (Heinen) Miller. She married Alvin H. Welle on June 25, 1940, at the St. Martin Catholic Church. Ann and Al farmed in the Paynesville area for 32 years.
They retired in 1977 and moved to the city of Paynesville. After Al passed away in 1998, Ann became a resident of the Good Samaritan Care Center in Paynesville for four years and then moved to the Assumption Home in Cold Spring.
Ann was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Louis Christian Women, and St. Catherine's Mission Group.
Ann is survived by her children, Karren (Dennis) Okerstrom of Blaine, Joyce Arnold of St. Anthony, Judi Welle (Judy Rose) of Bowlus, Dale (Rosalyn) Welle of Paynesville, Debra (David) Douvier of Glenwood, and Terri (Dan) Winter of Spring Hill; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Flint of Paynesville and Helen Miller of Cold Spring.
She was preceeded in death by her parents, husband Al, son Roger, sister Susan Miller, and one grandson.
Salvira Kraemer, 73, Cold Spring
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.
Salvira was born in Lake Henry to George and Mary (Patsch) Kraemer.
Survivors include her brother, Werner (Luella) Kraemer of Paynesville.
Salvira was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Mike, Ray and Severin; and siser, Anita Rohling.
Russell Parks, 86, Paynesville
The funeral service was held on Friday, Jan. 9, at the Eden Valley Church of God. Rev. Daniel Smead officiated. Interment was in the Eden Lake Cemetery.
Russell was born on Feb. 12, 1917, in Osage, Minn., the son of Clarence and Ethel Parks. He grew up in Osage, Park Rapids, Baudette, and Pine River.
On Dec. 23, 2942, he was married to Mildred Kirkpatrick in Seattle, Wash. Following their marriage they lived in Seattle and a short time afterwards they moved to Big Bend, N.D., where Russell worked on the Garrison Dam as a euclid driver. In 1950, they moved to Rice Lake, near Paynesville, where they lived until September 2003 when they moved to Washburne Court. Russell became a resident of the Koronis Manor in November.
Russell worked as a school bus driver, truck driver, forklift driver, and did hobby farming.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred of Paynesville; a son, Val (Roseanne) Parks of Paynesville; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Naomi Cole of Grand Forks and Ida Jane Swanson of Buffalo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Beverly, and nine brothers and sisters.
Alma Hoppe, 98, Paynesville
Mass of christian burial was on Friday, Jan, 9, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Father Richard Leisen officiated. Burial took place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery.
Alma was born on April 27, 1905, in St. Cloud to Nicholas and Theresa (Willing) Mohs. She married Richard Hoppe on May 24, 1927, in St. Cloud. They moved to Paynesville in 1929.
Alma was a trained nurse and worked part-time at the Paynesville Hospital for 10 years. She retired in 1972. She was a long-time active member of St. Louis Catholic Church.
Alma is survived by her children, Mary Jane (Dan) Carroll of St. Louis Park, Richard (Barb) Hoppe of Chatsworth, Calif., Robert (Kathleen) Hoppe of Coon Rapids, Dan Hoppe of Merrifield, Don (Lola) Hoppe of California City, Calif., Jack (Linda) Hoppe of Maple Grove, Lovey (Don) Theis of Eden Valley, Evie (Bob) Schmidt of Yuma, Ariz., and Darlene "Babe" (Dave) Theis of Hutchinson; 39 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille Penney of Great Falls, Mont.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (1976), son Tom, infant daughter Judy, and three grandchildren.
Esther Popp, 102, Hutchinson
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson, Minn. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery. Pastors Greg Nelson and Paul Friberg officiated.
Honorary casketbearers were Gregg Popp, Randy Popp, and Scott Popp. Casketbearers were Curtis Redman, Steven Kreitlow, David Kreitlow, Glenn Dobberstein, Jonathan Dobberstein, Michael Williams.
Esther was born on Sept. 11, 1901, in Lake Prairie Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota, the daughter of Otto H. and Lydia (Seiniger) Bluhm. The family moved to Deer Creek, Minnesota, when she was an infant. Esther received her elementary and catechetical education in Deer Creek, Ottertail County, Minnesota. She graduated from high school and normal training in Wadena, Minn., in 1919.
Esther taught in rural schools for several years in Otter Tail, Stearns, and Kandiyohi counties, and then moved to Paynesville with her family in 1922. She attended Northwestern College in Naper-ville, Ill., for one year and then returned to Paynesville to teach. She worked in the Chicago Northwestern Railroad office in Palatine, Ill., for three years, returning to Paynesville in 1929.
On Sept. 10, 1930, Esther was united in marriage to Frank E. Becker in Paynesville. In addition to many other business ventures, they owned and operated Becker Lodge on Lake Koronis, near Paynesville.
Esther was united in marriage to George L. Kreitlow of Hutchinson on July 26, 1948. George and Esther farmed and owned and operated a poultry and egg business near Hutchinson until they retired in 1969. They enjoyed traveling together in retirement. After George's death, Esther moved into the city of Hutchinson.
Esther was united in marriage to Walter H. Popp on Jan. 12, 1983. They enjoyed traveling and civic and social activities.
Esther was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher, and was active in the women's society of her church. She was active in choirs and musical groups and was a member of the Hassan Valley Extension Group and the Hutchinson Hospital Auxiliary.
Esther lived in her own home in Hutchinson until Aug. 5, 2003, when she became a resident of the Glencoe Area Long Term Care.
Esther is survived by her daughter, Joanne Redman of Glencoe; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two stepsons, William (Janice) Kreitlow of Hutchinson and Don (Phylliss) Popp of Hutchinson; a foster son, Gene (Adriana) Williams of La Jara, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Gwynn Bentley of Red Wing, Minn.; 12 step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and four step great-great-grandchildren.
Esther was preceded in death by her parents, her three husbands, and all of her siblings.
Alice Larson, 94, Paynesville
Memorial services were held on Monday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minn. Pastor John P. Folkerds officiated. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 11:15 a.m.
Alice was born May 17, 1909, at Big Fork, Minn., the daughter of Clifford and Rose Pearl (Johnson) Holsman. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Larson.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; a daughter Darla (Donald) Simpson of Buffalo; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Darwin Holsman and Dennis (Mary Ann) Holsman, both of Big Fork; a sister Ev Johns of Seattle, Wash.; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Vincent, Spencer, and Calvin Holsman; and a sister, Rosemary Campbell. Harry was preceded in death by his mother, Marie on June 28, 1999; and infant brother, John.