from The Paynesville Press
June 1998

Connie Martin
Constance (Stamps) Martin, 88, of Buffalo Lake and formerly of Hutchinson, passed away on Monday, June 29, 1998, at Hutchinson Area Health Care.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 3, 1998, at 1:30 p.m. at the Zion United Methodist Church in Buffalo Lake. Interment was in the Burr Oak Cemetery in rural Grove City.

Constance A. Martin was born on July 15, 1909, in rural Paynesville, the daughter of Frank and Inga (Johnson) Stamps. She grew up in rural Paynesville, where she attended District 20, Union Grove Township School.

Connie was united in marriage to Delbert R. Martin on Nov. 16, 1957, in Willmar. Connie lived in Stewart and Hutchinson, working at various restaurants as a cook.

Connie is survived by her daughter-in-law, Delma Stamps of Buffalo Lake; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Marion (Bud) Stamps; brothers, Art and George Stamps; and sister, Nellie (Stamps) Haagenson.

Betty Glenz
Betty Jo Glenz, 72, died on June 21, 1998, at the Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia.

Memorial services were held on June 24, at the Wahkon Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Keith Davis and Russell Nelson officiating. Burial was at the Foster Cemetery in Cove.

Betty Jo (Nelson) Glenz was born on March 16, 1926, in St. Paul, to Melvin and Blanche Nelson. She married Hilary Glenz on August 19, 1945, in Minneapolis. For the last 34 years she worked as a nurse at the Milaca Hospital and the Onamia Nursing Home.

She is survived by her husband, Hilary of Wahkon; two sons, Larry (Chris) and granddaughter Lani of Mount Vernon, Texas, and Bill (Kathy) and grandson Emmett of Perham; brother Russ (Marge) Nelson; sister, Lois (Kendall) Lutz of Plymouth; in-laws, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and youngest sister, Mary Kay Liebrenz.

Marilyn Hagen
Marilyn J. Hagen, 66, of Hawick, died Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at the Paynesville Area Hospital in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m., at Nordland Lutheran Church of Hawick. The Rev. Keith Ainsley officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Marilyn Joan Hagen was born on April 8, 1932, in Minneapolis. She was the daughter of Alvin and Maybelle (Smith) Setterman. At a young age, Marilyn moved with her family to Atwater, where she grew up on a family farm. She attended a country school near Atwater, and graduated from the Atwater High School in 1949. She attended the Minneapolis Beauty School following high school.

On August 23, 1952, Marilyn was married to Myron Hagen at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Atwater. Following their marriage they farmed near Hawick until they retired in 1994.

Marilyn was a member of Nordland Lutheran Church, where she held various church positions, and enjoyed teaching Sunday school. Since 1985, when she was diagnosed with cancer, Marilyn has been a member of the American Cancer Reach for Recovery. For 13 years, she had survived cancer.

Marilyn enjoyed being a grandma, traveling, sewing, crafts, and dancing with her husband, to whom she was married for 45 years.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Myron of Hawick; sons, Charles (Darcy) of Paynesville, and Blair (Anita) of Hawick; daughters, Peggy Hagen of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Janice (Tom) Danielson of Plymouth, and Susan (Matt) Nelson of Bloomington; nine grandchildren; sister, Sharon (Clint) Rierson of Rockaway, N.J.; and her mother-in-law, Myrtle Hagen of Paynesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marion "Bud" Stamps
Marion "Bud" Stamps, 70, of Buffalo Lake, passed away on Friday, June 12, 1998.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at 1:30 p.m. at the Zion United Methodist Church in Buffalo Lake. Interment was in the Zion Evangelical Cemetery.

"Bud" was born on March 15, 1928, in Paynesville, the son of Constance (Stamps) Martin. He grew up south of Lake Koronis and attended school at Union Grove, District 20, in Meeker County. He was baptized in the Christian faith in 1974, at the Zion United Methodist Church in Buffalo Lake.

Marion was united in marriage to Delma Block on March 6, 1952, at the church parsonage in Paynesville. Through the years he worked for Hogenson's Construction building grain elevators and at a mink ranch in Paynesville.

"Bud" is survived by his wife, Delma Stamps of Buffalo Lake; his children, Susan (Richard) McColley of Buffalo Lake, John of Buffalo Lake, Penny (Jim) Lenzen of Hector, Jackie (Harold) Schmidt of Anoka, Terry (Mike) Sicheneder of Annandale, Duane of Buffalo Lake, and Diane Dummer of Plymouth; his mother, Constance Martin of Buffalo Lake; his 11 grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Ben Block, and his mother-in-law, Ann Block.

William "Bill" Wunder
William "Bill" Wunder, 88, of Eden Valley, died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at Hilltop Good Samaritan Center in Watkins.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 15, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley, with the Rev. James Leary officiating. Burial was in Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley.

Bill was born on March 15, 1910, in Eagan to Max and Lena (Gilcher) Wunder. He married Bertha Manke on May 23, 1936, in Princeton. The couple lived and farmed in the Rosemount area until moving to Paynesville in 1948. They owned and operated Boulder Reef Resort on Lake Koronis and then owned and operated the Koronis Coffee Shop. He also worked for Mack and Dick Haines Electric until retiring in 1972. They spent their winters in Texas for 25 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden Valley.

Surviving are his wife, Bertha of Eden Valley; children, Wayne of Bena and Janet (Emil) Block of Paynesville; sisters, Frieda Schwanz of Eagan and Sophia Manke of Farmington; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Joseph Scheierl
Joseph W. Scheierl, 81, of Paynesville, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in Fairfax from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Services were held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Father Richard Leisen, Father LeRoy Scheierl, and Rev. Ric Koehn officiated. Interment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Paynesville.

Joseph William Scheierl was born on March 18, 1917, in Meeker County, Union Grove Township, near Paynesville. He was the son of Blasius and Anna (Meyer) Scheierl. Joseph grew up on a family farm in Union Grove Township, where he attended District #27 school. Until 1941, he lived and worked on the family farm and then for five years he worked for his widowed aunt at Spring Hill. In 1946 he purchased a farm in Union Grove Township, retiring in 1977.

On June 3, 1977, he was married to Marlyn (Wait) Groshens at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Following their marriage they lived in Union Grove Township, where they enjoyed their retirement on Lake Koronis.

Joseph was a lifetime member of St. Louis Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #3820.

Joseph is survived by his stepdaughter, Judy (Chuck) Bleck of Buffalo Lake; stepsons, Robert (Jody) Groshens of Grove City, and Scott (Patty) Groshens of Buffalo Lake; seven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, John (Alice), and William (Clara), all of Paynesville; and sisters, Marie (Roman) Lahr of Paynesville, Katherine (Elmer) Zirbes of Rockville, and Caroline (Matt) Lahr of Manannah.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, George, Sylvester, Henry, Anton, and infant William.

Marlyn Scheierl
Marlyn J. Scheierl, 67, of Paynesville, died Wednesday, June 10, 1998, in Fairfax, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

Services were held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Father Richard Leisen, Father LeRoy Scheierl and the Rev. Ric Koehn officiated.

Marlyn June Wait was born on June 8, 1931, in Flint, Mich. She was the daughter of Walter and Adeline (Krupke) Wait. At a young age, Marlyn moved with her family to Union Grove Township, near Paynesville, where she grew up on a family farm and attended school at District #20.

In January of 1949 she was married to Victor Groshens in Union Grove Township. Following their marriage they farmed for several years in Union Grove Township. Victor died in November of 1961.

On June 3, 1977, Marlyn was married to Joseph Scheierl at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Following their marriage, they lived in Union Grove Township, where they enjoyed retirement on Lake Koronis. Since 1963, Marlyn had been employed at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Marlyn was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville and the SWAPS Club of Paynesville.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy (Chuck) Bleck of Buffalo Lake; sons, Robert (Jody) Groshens of Grove City, and Scott (Patty) Groshens of Buffalo Lake; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jim (Joyce) Wait of St. Augusta.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Victor; and two brothers, Warren and Chuck.

Alois "Al" Laing
Alois H. "Al" Laing, 96, of Sartell and formerly of St. Cloud and Freeport, died on Tuesday, June 9, at Country Manor Nursing Home in Sartell.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. The Rev. Roger Klassen, OSB, officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Al Laing was born on Nov. 24, 1901, in New Munich, to Herman and Mary (Roerick) Laing. He was united in marriage to Alma Frie on June 16, 1931, in Freeport. He worked at the creamery in Freeport and then at the creamery in Lake Henry, where he worked for 18 years. He then worked in St. Cloud as a meat cutter and also at the Corner Bar in St. Cloud until he retired. He lived at Country Manor Apartments in Sartell for 10 years before becoming a resident of the nursing home there.

Al was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. He was also a member of the Willmar Eagle’s Club, the St. Cloud Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Al is survived by his children, Leroy “Lee” (Jeannine) of Golden Valley, Ken of Soldatna, Alaska, Audrey (Gary) Chaika of Lakeville; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alma on March 28, 1979; brothers, Henry, George, Ben, Herman and Leo; and sister, Mayme Ehlert.

Harriet Stanger
Harriet J. Stanger, 78, of Paynesville, died Saturday, June 6, 1998, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville.

Harriet was born on July 23, 1919, in Fairhaven Township to Fred and Maggie (Blakely) Ferrier. She graduated from Cold Spring High School in 1937.

She married Norman Stanger on June 6, 1939, at the St. Boniface Parish House in Cold Spring. The farmed west of Paynesville until 1951 when they moved into town. She worked at Paynesville Egg Products and Paynesville Hardware until she retired in 1984. She was a member of St. Paul's Mission Group, St. Louis Christian Women, and St. Louis Catholic Church.

Harriet is survived by her children, David (Laura) of Paynesville, John (Nancy) of Paynesville, Stanley (Marilyn) of Elrosa, Bruce of Norwood, Paul (Deb) of Paynesville, and Norma (Rick) Block of Paynesville; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Idella Chisholm of Paynesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on March 11, 1989; grandson John, Jr. on Feb. 7, 1992; siblings, Helen Jones, Grace Fuecker, Ruth Harvey, Ann Wherley, and James, Herbert, and Robert Ferrier.

Othmar Doll
Othmar M. Doll, 72, of Paynesville, died Monday, June 1, 1998, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in St. Margaret's Parish Cemetery in Lake Henry.

Othmar was born on June 30, 1925, in St. Martin, to Matthew and Erma (Winter) Doll. He farmed in the Lake Henry Township area near Spring Hill. He worked at the Ford assembly plant in St. Paul for a time and then returned to farm in St. Martin.

He married Jean Schwantes on April 27, 1968, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. He retired from farming in 1976, and they moved to Paynesville.

He was a member of the Catholic Aid Association, the St. Louis Knights of Columbus Council #3820 and St. Louis Catholic Church.

Othmar is survived by his brothers and sisters, Marie Schmit of St. Anna, Loretta Christman of Paynesville, Marvin (Mary) Kunstleben of Paynesville, Leo Kunstleben of Paynesville, Melvin (Ronny) Kunstleben of Paynesville, and Rose Mary Isaak of South St. Paul; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean on Oct. 29, 1988; and one infant brother.


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