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Deloris Hoekstra, 76, Paynesville
Deloris Hoekstra, 76, of Paynesville died on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 25, at Crystal Hills Assembly of God in Paynesville. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Deloris M. Hoekstra was born on May 31, 1936, to Lionel and Elverna (Wendlandt) Krupke on the family farm near Regal.

She grew up on the family farm and attended Paynesville High School, graduating in 1954.

On April 22, 1955, Deloris married Theodore Hoekstra. They made their home north of Paynesville, where Deloris was actively involved in the farming operation.

Shortly after retirement in 1992, they opened Ted's RV Land in Paynesville, where Deloris loved to cook for the entire staff.

Deloris and Ted were able to share in 56 years of marriage before TedŐs death on Jan. 3, 2011.

Deloris is survived by her children, Jerry (Rita) Hoekstra of Paynesville, Jodi (Doug) Molone of Indianola, Iowa, and Joan (Adam) Lindquist of Becker; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Irvin Krupke and LeRoy Krupke; and a daughter-in-law.

Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Samuel; husband, Ted; and son, Jim.

Harry Snyder, 91, Paynesville
Harry Snyder, 91, of Paynesville died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial was in Salem Cemetery in rural Paynesville.

Harry was born on Nov. 9, 1921, to Alvin and Minnie (Kohler) Snyder in Luxemburg, Minn.

He married Adeline Kelm on Sept. 13, 1944, in Paynesville. Their union lasted until AdelineŐs death in 1988.

Harry farmed near Paynesville most of his life and drove school bus for over 23 years until his retirement.

He married Karen Ness on Dec. 30, 1989. Their union lasted until KarenŐs death in 2006.

Harry is survived by his daughters, Arlette (Arnie) Nelson of Northfield, Janet (Mark) Pladson of Bloomington, and Beth (Dean) Jones of Blaine; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Les (Ruby) of Paynesville, and Reverend LaVern (Peggy) of PeeWee Valley, Ky.; stepchildren, Harold (Kitty) Ness of Frazee, Peggy Ness Palmer of Sarasota, Fla.; and their families.

He was preceded in death by parents; his wives, Adeline in 1988 and Karen in 2006; great grandchild, Ava Jones; brother, Herbert; and sisters, Edith, Evelyn, and Dorothy.

Viola Dingmann, 85, Paynesville
Viola Dingmann, 85, of Paynesville died on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Viola was born at home in St. Martin to Frank and Emilia (Athmann) Stang.

She married Alfred Dingmann on Oct. 9, 1946, in St. Martin Catholic Church.

She worked beside Alfred on the farm while raising their children.

Once the children were grown, she worked at the Paynesville Hospital in the kitchen and as the religious ed. coordinator and as the choir director at St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Viola is survived by her children, Tom (Deb) of St. Cloud, Vernice (Terry) Mattson of St. Cloud, Marilyn Blonigen of Paynesville, Helen (Ken) Winkelmann of Sauk Rapids, Frank (Jeanette) of Royalton, John (Sue) of St. Cloud, Sue (Lloyd) Linz of Richmond, Judy (Steve) Gertken of Cold Spring, Pete (Sue) of St. Martin, George (Jan) of Cold Spring, Betty (Art) Hommerding of Cold Spring, Marcy (Ron) Thompson of Paynesville, Anita (Daryl) Reicks of Onawa, Iowa, and Brian of Paynesville; a son-in-law; sisters, Amanda Schlangen of Richmond and Imelda Stang of Sauk Rapids; four sisters-in-law; 39 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred; daughter, Ann; brothers, Edgar and Ben; sisters, Josephine Stang, Agnes Simon, Sr. Anrico Stang, and Alma Dingmann; nine brothers-in-law; and five sisters-in-law.

Brian Jacobson, 54, Paynesville
Brian P. Jacobson, 54, of Paynesville died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 12, at his home.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Paynesville Lutheran Church.

Brian Paul Jacobson was born on July 21, 1958, to Bernard and Lillian (Olson) Jacobson in Cologne.

He grew up in Cologne and later in Illinois, where he attended Grayslake High School.

On April 17, 1976, Brian married Pamela Spalla in Round Lake Beach, Ill. To this union, three sons were born. They shared 36 years of marriage.

They made there home in Jeffers from 1982 to 1987, when they moved to Paynesville. Brian worked as a truck driver for many years and recently had worked at Yarmon Ford in Paynesville.

Brian is survived by his wife, Pam; sons, Brian (Erin) Jacobson of Las Vegas, Nev., Scott Jacobson of Paynesville, and Jeff Jacobson of Hoyt Lakes; six grandchildren; mother, Lillian Jacobson of Paynesville; father, Bernard Jacobson (companion, Barb Knapp) of Plymouth; and brothers, Mark Jacobson, Russell Jacobson, and David Jacobson.

Sandra Bereman, 75, Arizona
Sandra (Koepp) Bereman, 75, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m., at Unity of the Huachucas in Lane Hereford, Ariz.

She was born in Paynesville on Nov. 29, 1937, and grew up here.

She married Freeman Mills on Nov. 26, 1955. They owned, managed, and operated a mink ranch in Minnesota for many years and later a hardware store in Lovell, Wyo., which is still being operated by Sandra's daughter. They had three children and were divorced in 1974.

Sandra moved to Cody, Wyo., where she worked for the State of Wyoming.

She married John Bereman on Sept. 11, 1981. John was in the private engineering business in Wyoming, and they built and lived in a home on Wood River, outside of Meeteetse, Wyo. They divorced in 1988, and Sandra moved to Phoenix, Ariz.

In Phoenix, she worked for Arizona State University. She became manager of the alumni records department and retired from that job in 2002.

After their divorce, Sandra and John reunited but never remarried. They lived successively in Phoenix, Pinetop, and Sierra Vista, Ariz. After moving to Arizona, John continued to work, retiring in 2005.

Sandra is survived by her sons, Bob and Rick; daughter, Cheryl; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; a grandson-in-law; sister, Barbara; two brothers-in-law; significant other, John; step sons, Hugh and Mike; and step-daughter, Kara.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Kathryn and Mary; two brothers-in-law; and stepdaughters, Bobbee, Bethany, and Becky.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Unity of the Huachucas at 7487 Larkspur Lane Hereford, AZ., 85615.

Mae Seeland, 87, Paynesville
Mae Seeland, 87, of Paynesville died on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services will be held at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.

Mae Adeline Seeland was born on Jan. 19, 1925, to Alvin and Myrtle (Hanson) Hagen in Irving Township.

Mae graduated from New London High School. For a short while, she worked for the local phone company and the Willmar hospital.

On Sept. 5, 1946, Mae married Kenneth Seeland at Nordland Lutheran Church. They were blessed with five sons, whom they raised on the family farm.

Mae is survived by her sons, Michael (Susan), Klayton, Kevin (Cora), and Meldon (Tina); nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; infant son, Charles; parents; brother, Myron; and sister, Burnette.

Melvin Klaphake, 76, Melrose
Melvin Andrew Klaphake, 76, of Melrose, and formerly of Spring Hill, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, in Melrose due to complications of a stroke and pneumonia.

A private family service was held on Monday, Jan. 7, in Paynesville.

Melvin Klaphake was born on Jan. 16, 1936, to Bernard and Mary "Helen" (Bertram) Klaphake.

He grew up in the Spring Hill area and later moved to the Twin Cities, where he worked for the Ammunication Plant in Arden Hills and in other various jobs until he retired due to health issues.

He moved to Melrose in 2005, where he lived until his death.

Melvin is survived by his brothers, Eldred of Lake Henry and Roman of Spring Hill; sister, Marilyn of Sauk Centre; two sisters-in-law; and aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joanne.

Robert Lauer, 88, Paynesville
Robert C. Lauer, 88, of Paynesville died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 5, at St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Bob was born on Jan. 6, 1924, to Leonard and Lydia (Backes) Lauer in St. Martin.

He married Margaret Meyer on Oct. 29, 1945, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Their union lasted until Margaret's death on Aug. 15, 2000.

He was a farmer and founder of the Bobby Roberts Band.

Bob is survived by his children, Mary (Wayne) Hagen of Belgrade, Chuck (Jan) of Cold Spring, Randy (Mary) of St. Martin, Janel Wiser of St. Joseph, and Patty Lauer- Roberts (David) of St. Paul; siblings, Arnold, Linus, and Ruth Tripplet; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; parents; and sisters, Tarsella and Marion.

Steven Boie, 46, Paynesville
Steven D. Boie, 46, of Paynesville died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

A funeral service was held on Friday, Jan. 4, at Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church in rural Paynesville. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Steven Dale Boie was born on Nov. 6, 1966, to Dale and Judith (Mills) Boie in Paynesville.

Steve attended Paynesville High School, graduating in 1985. He participated in wrestling and football. He was also on the Paynesville hockey team.

Steve married and had three children: Zachary, Megan, and Cameron.

Steve was employed by Dale Boie Construction before his stroke. Steve suffered a stroke in February 2010 and was living at CAHI in Paynesville.

Steve is survived by his parents; children; siblings, Sandy Fenske and Scott Boie; six nieces; a nephew; five great-nieces; a great-nephew; and various aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, an aunt, and five uncles.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Melvin Klaphake, 76, Melrose
Melvin A. Klaphake, 76, of Melrose, and formerly of Spring Hill, died on Saturday, January 5.

Private family services were held.

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