March 2002 Obituaries
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from The Paynesville Press
March 2002

Johnson Funeral Home Edward Schwandt
Edward Schwandt Edward George Schwandt, 101, of Hawick, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, at his home in Hawick.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 3, at Crystal Hills Assembly, near Paynesville. Rev. Lonnie Gleitz will officiate. Interment will be in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Visitation is one prior to the service at the church. Johnson Funeral Home, Paynesville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward was born Oct. 29, 1900, in Paynesville Township. He was the son of Julius and Bertha (Schaumburg) Schwandt. At the age of five, he moved with his family to Springfield, returning to Paynesville Township at the age of 12 where he grew up on the family farm.

In 1944, he married Olga Thorson. They farmed near Paynesville until 1973. Edward also worked for the North American Creamery for 12 years. For the past 30 years, he has lived in Hawick.

Edward was a member of Crystal Hills Assembly where he had served as secretary/treasurer and Sunday school teacher. He also led several prayer groups. He loved working in his garden and enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by distant relatives, neighbors, and special friends, Hubie and Cathy Gerding.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Olga in 1985; and brothers, Walter, Rheinhard, Roy, and Norman.

Judy (Christianson) Olsen
Judy M. (Christianson) Olsen, 51, of Brandon, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, in Rochester, Minn.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 1, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church, Alexandria. Rev. Nathan Langager officiated. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Garfield.

Judy was born Sept. 7, 1950, in Alexandria, Minn., the first child of Lowell and Lenore Christianson. She was baptized and confirmed at Spruce Hill Lutheran Church, rural Carlos. She graduated from Jefferson High School, Alexandria, in 1968 and Concordia College, Moorhead, in 1972 with a degree in elementary education. She began her teaching career in Paynesville.

After being diagnosed with leukemia in 1978, Judy underwent a successful bone marrow transplant. She returned to teaching in Paynesville.

In 1984, Judy married Marcus Olsen of Garfield. They adopted two sons, Nathan in 1987 and Daniel in 1989.

Judy taught at the elementary school in Brandon. Later she devoted her time to family and the family business, Chippewa Farms Greenhouse and Nursery in Brandon. She was an active member of Calvary Covenant Church in Evansville.

She is survived by her husband, Marcus; two sons, Daniel and Nathan; parents, Lowell and Lenore Christianson of Milton; two sisters, Lynette (Peter) Thorvig of Hinckley and Nancy (Randy) Baker of Hancock; one brother, Larry (Alice) of Miltona; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and two uncles.

Mildred Caldwell
Mildred Caldwell Mildred May Caldwell 98, of Willmar and formerly of Hawick, died on Monday, March 18, 2002, at Bethesda Pleasantview.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Hawick United Methodist Church. Rev. Ruth Lovejoy officiated. Interment was in Roseville Cemetery.

Mildred May (Farnum) was born on May 6, 1903, at Paynesville, the daughter of George Lester and Ethel May (Gates) Farnum. She grew up in the Paynesville area, graduating from Paynesville High School in 1923.

On Oct. 12, 1923, Mildred was united in marriage to Virgil Lory Caldwell at her parent's home in rural Paynesville. They farmed in rural Hawick until their retirement when they moved into Hawick. Virgil preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1982. Mildred continued to live in Hawick until 1996, when she became a resident at Bethesda Pleasantview.

Mildred was baptized at home and was a member of Hawick United Methodist Church at the time of her death. She was active with the ladies aid, holding several offices. She was treasurer of the Sunday school and taught Sunday school for many years.

Surviving are her children, Duane (Elaine) Caldwell, Willmar, Harley (Sandy) Caldwell, Hawick, and Marlene (Rolland) Radunz, Spicer; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Letta Swedelius, Robbinsdale.

In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Milo Farnum; sister, Hazel Sweet; and a great-grandson.

Lawrence Bauer
Lawrence Bauer Lawrence Bauer, 54, of Fifty Lakes, died Monday, March 25, 2002, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Dingmann Family Funeral Chapel in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Don Olsen will officiate.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services Thursday at Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Lawrence was born March 25, 1948, in Anoka to Ralph and Shirley (Shaver) Bauer. He served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He married Karen (Eickhoff) on June 30, 1990, in Brooklyn Park. They lived in Brooklyn Park until they moved to their dream home in Fifty Lakes in September 1996. He worked as an accountant for many years.

He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing on the lake by his home, and was a great woodworker.

Survivors include his wife, Karen of Fifty Lakes; children, Angela (Brandon) Minikus of Otsego, Lani Bauer of Minneapolis, and Rory Bauer of Minneapolis; mother, Shirley Bauer of Plymouth; three sisters; a brother; two grandchildren; and father- and mother-in-law, Tony and Laura Eickhoff of Eden Valley.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Donald Danielson
Donald M. "Charlie" Danielson, 83, of Litchfield, passed away Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Father Francis Garvey officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Donald was born June 9, 1918, in Danielson Township, Meeker County, to Oscar and Mary (Stark) Danielson. He was raised in Danielson Township, attended and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1937. On Aug. 28, 1945, Donald married Genevieve Martin in Eden Valley. Together they made their home in Manannah. They owned and operated the Manannah Store for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Genevieve of Litchfield; two sons, John (Diana) Danielson of Plymouth, and Danny Danielson of Litchfield; two granddaughters; two brothers, Burton (Arlene) Danielson of Manannah, and Bob Danielson of Saginaw, Mich.; and one sister, Lois McCandless of Hutchinson.

Eleanor Houk
Eleanor A. Houk, 88, of Baldwin, Wis., died Thursday morning, March 14, 2002, at the Baldwin Care Center.

Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at the First Reformed Church in Baldwin. Pastor Leon Draayer officiated.

Eleanor was born on Feb. 20, 1914, in Paynesville, the daughter of Herman and Helen (Bork) Fischer. She was the youngest of five children. She received her education in Paynesville.

On Nov. 28, 1941, she was united in marraige to Donald Houk at the Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds, where her father was caretaker. They lived near Paynesville, then moved south of Hammond in 1963 where they farmed. Following this, they lived south of Baldwin before moving into Baldwin in 1994.

Eleanor worked part time at Fridays Canning in New Richmond and at the Baldwin Care Center as a laundry aide. She also enjoyed quilting and sewing, gardening, crossword puzzles, and cooking for her family.

She volunteered at the care center after her retirement and helped the local food shelf packing and delivering orders to those in need. She was a member of First Reformed Church and sang in the church choir for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, Don; son, Randy (Lynn) Houk of San Francisco; son-in-law, LeRoy VanHeukelom of Baldwin; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy VanHeukelom in 1997; a sister, Margaret Jakobitz; and three stepbrothers, Alvin Schultz, Ervin Schultz, and Harold Schultz.

Gladyce Kube
Gladyce (Mrs. Allie) Kube, 96, formerly of Wendell, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002, at the Buffalo Lake Health Care Center in Buffalo Lake, Minn.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Lawrence Presbyterian Church, rural Wendell. Rev. Mark Little officiated. Interment was in the Lawrence Presbyterian Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 11, 1906, in Elbow Lake, the daughter of Victor and Nell (Refling) Peterson. Gladyce was baptized and confirmed, in Swedish, at the Elbow Lake Lutheran Church. She grew up on a farm in Sanford Township, attending school in Elbow Lake. The family moved to Lawrence Township, where she attended country school. Gladyce later graduated from Fergus Falls High School.

On July 2, 1932, she married Allie L. Kube in Fergus Falls. The couple made their home in Lawrence Township. When she was not at the farm, Gladyce lived with Kathy and Boyd Huselid of Paynesville.

Her greatest joys were music and her family. She was a member of the Lawrence Presbyterian Church, and in her early years, she was involved with the music, ladies' aid, and cleaning the church. She was an avid reader of newspapers and magazines. She was involved in day-to-day farming decisions even up to this last year.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Stover of Marshall and Kathy (Boyd) Huselid of Paynesville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Allie, who died July 31, 1975; two brothers, Henning and Arthur Peterson; two sisters, Hazel Marple and Bernice Bebler; and a son-in-law, Laddie E. Stover.

Lyle Mahn
Lyle M. Mahn, 48, of rural Atwater, died Saturday morning, March 9, at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kandiyohi with Rev. Bill Bowles officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Atwater.

A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., followed by a parish prayer service at 8 p.m. tonight (March 13) at the church. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral arrangements are with the Atwater Funeral Home.

Lyle was born on June 20, 1953, in Willmar, the son of Myrtle (Holtz) and Marvin Mahn. He grew up in the rural Atwater community and graduated from Atwater High School in 1973. For two years, he attended Bemidji State University. On April 25, 1981, he married Lois R. Fuchs in Lake Henry. For several years, they lived and farmed near Atwater. For the past two years, he was employed by Palm Attachments Co. of Grove City.

He was a member of the Atwater Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus, and was a member of the finance committee of his church.v He is survived by his wife, Lois; a son, Cory; two daughters, Amanda and Heidi of Atwater; his parents, Marvin and Myrtle Mahn of Atwater; two brothers, Lloyd (Kathy) Mahn and Brian, all of Atwater; and three sisters, Marilyn (Harold) Lundin of Litchfield, Lilas (Dale) Harbarth of Hutchinson, and Ardis (Dan) Denn of Lake City.

Edward Fink
Eddie Fink Edward John Fink died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 6, 2002, of meningococcemia, also known as Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome, at the Centra-Care Hospital in Long Prairie, Minn.

Funeral services were held on March 8 and 9, 2002, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville. Fr. Mark Stang and Fr. John Caskey were the con-celebrants. Interment was at Christ the King Cemetery in Browerville.

Eddie was born on Nov. 12, 1997, at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, Minn. to John and Kathy Fink. He has a little brother Joe.

Eddie wore his hat off to the side and had holes in the knees of his blue jeans from driving his John Deere tractors and Polaris snowmobiles around. He loved his legos, ropes, and bungee cords and on any given day you could see him out driving his yellow battery operated "caterpillar" followed by an array of things he would hook up and haul.

He is survived by his parents, John and Kathy; his little brother Joe; his grandparents, Granny and Pa Steinmetz of Browerville, and Joe and Edie Fink of Eden Valley; aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his daycare mom and family.

Beatrice Wolfe
Beatrice Louise (Brown) Wolfe, 91, died on Wednesday morning, March 6, 2002, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

A memorial service was held at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

Beatrice was born on Dec. 18, 1910, in Paynesville, the daughter of W.E. (Ted) and Louise (Siverling) Brown. She was baptized and confirmed at the Paynesville Methodist Episcopal Church. She graduated from Paynesville High School in 1928 and graduated from St. Barnabus Nursing School. In 1941, she volunteered in the U.S. Nursing Corps, serving her country during WWII in Europe.

On April 18, 1946, Beatrice was united in marriage to Carl Lee Wolfe in Watertown, S.D. They made their home at Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Bragg, N.C. from 1946 to 1991. In 1991 Beatrice returned to Paynesville and became a resident of 700 Stearns Place. In May 2000, she became a resident of the Koronis Manor.

Beatrice was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, N.C. She also served on the American Red Cross Board, Mental Health Association of Cumberland County, and the Boy Scouts of America, receiving the Lamb Award from the Lutheran Council of America for years of volunteer service in Boy Scouts.

She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Robert) Colter, of Holtville, Calif.; two grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carmen Brown of Paynesville; and nieces and nephews.

Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, on March 28, 1986; two brothers, Goodwin and C. Edwin Brown; and a sister, Ione Nehring.

Douglas Erickson
Douglas A. Erickson, 48, of Paynesville, died Tuesday, March 5, at his home.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, Paynesville. Rev. Ric Koehn officiated. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the American Legion Post #271 of Paynesville.

Douglas was born on Feb. 20, 1954, in Westbrook, Minn., the son of Donna (Feist) and Roger C. Erickson. He grew up in the Westbrook community, and was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. He graduated from Westbrook High School in 1972. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Later he attended Mankato State University. He graduated from Willmar Community College with a degree in accounting.

He was employed for a time at the family hardware and furniture store in Westbrook. For the past 23 years, he was employed at the AMPI plant in Paynesville. In April 1980, he married Jayne Dilley.

He is survived by his two sons, Josh Erickson of Paynesville, and Nathan (Krista Albrecht) Erickson of Paynesville; and three grandchildren; his parents, Donna and Roger Erickson of Westbrook; three brothers, Steven (Bekki) Erickson of Maple Grove, Randal (Diane) Erickson of Rochester, and Lee Erickson of Seattle, Wash.; and a grandmother, Olga Erickson of Westbrook.

David Schultz
David Rowlund Schultz, 60, of Paynesville, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls. Rev. Martin Langemo officiated. Burial was in the Darling Cemetery, Little Falls.

David was born Aug. 23, 1941, in McMinnville, Oregon, to the late Otto and Rose (Huber) Schultz. As a youngster, he resided and received his education in Seattle, Wash. He moved to a small farm southwest of Little Falls with his parents in 1957. He was united in marriage to Mercedes Mrozik in 1960. He resided in the Little Falls and St. Cloud areas prior to moving to Paynesville.

Over the years, he was employed by Larson Boats, Crestliner Boats, K & J Manufacturing, Artistic Cultured Marble and Central Marble.

He enjoyed car racing, handiwork, riding his moped, and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his three sons, Ricardo, Douglas (Paula), and Dennis (Sara), all of Little Falls; five daughters, Judith Schultz of Paynesville; Charis (Rodney) Rudolph of Fort Ripley, Christine (John) Barton of Little Falls, Theresa (Donald) Blaisdell of Randall, and Gayla (Vernon) Kroll of Little Falls; a brother, Jim Schultz of Little Falls; a sister, Dianna Goebel of Little Falls; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; LaVonn; and an infant brother, Louis.

Edna Stockdill
Edna Stockdill Edna Caroline Stock-dill, 96, of Montevideo, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Luther Haven Nursing Home.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the United Methodist Church in Montevideo. Rev. Paul Woolverton officiated. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Edna was born May 13, 1905, in Vernon Center to Ernest and Pauline (Erdner) Macziewski. They moved to the Montevideo area, where she attended rural schools.

On Nov. 7, 1923, she married Glenn Stockdill in Havelock Township. They farmed in the Montevideo area for six years before moving to the Paynesville area to farm. They retired and moved into Paynesville in 1984. After her husband's death in 1988, she entered the nursing home in Paynesville. She moved to Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo in 1996.

She had been a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville and was a member of United Methodist Church in Montevideo.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers, and one sister.

Harold Olean
Harold Olean Harold D. Olean, 76, of Rochester, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at the Methodist Hospital, Roch-ester.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, Rochester. Rev. Wes Gabel officiated. Burial was in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester.

Harold was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Annandale. He served in the army during World War II.

In September 1956, he married Lorraine Thompson in Paynesville. He has lived for the last 37 years in Rochester. He worked for Western Electric (AT&T) for over 30 years, retiring in 1986. He loved working with wood.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; three children, David (Joann) Olean of Rochester, Timothy Olean of Rochester, and Mary (Steve) Roensch of Grafton, Wis.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Elma (Kenny) Peterson of Annandale and Betty (Russell) Johnson of Cokato; and one brother, Robert (Dolores) Olean of Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Anna Neuman
Anna Neuman Anna V. Neuman, 94, of Eden Valley, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Peace United Church in Eden Valley. Pastor Margaret Debner officiated. Burial was in the Eden Lake Cemetery.

Anna was born Jan. 25, 1908, to Alfred and Hannah (Nelson) Martinson of rural Grove City. She married Emil Neuman on Sept. 24, 1932, at her parent's farm near Grove City. She lived and helped farm in Manannah Township for the rest of her life.

Anna was a member of Peace United Church of Christ and the women's guild. She taught at four country schools near Brooten, Grove City, Paynesville, and Eden Valley.

Survivors include sons, Clayton (Bev) of Ham Lake, Gordon (Ramona) of Oak Grove, Lloyd (Beverly) of Hamel, and Frank (Karen) of Osseo; daughter, Elvera "Peps" Neuman of Clear-water; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; her parents; brother, Marcellus Martinson; and sisters, Hazel Nelson and Bernice Defries.

Viola Weber
Viola Weber Viola Florence Weber, 92, of Paynesville, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Rev. Richard Koehn officiated. Burial was in the Zion Cemetery, rural Paynesville.

Viola was born March 19, 1909, to Richard and Ida (Ruenger) Nehring. She married Sam Weber on Dec. 2, 1926. They farmed near Paynesville until his death in 1960. Viola worked as the cook at Al's Tavern in Roscoe for 27 years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville.

Survivors are her son, Dwaine (Maureen) of Paynesville; three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; four nieces; two nephews; and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; three brothers, Milton, Arlie, and Chester; one sister, Ada; and one granddaughter.

Lura Webb
Lura Webb Lura Webb, 84, of Paynesville, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the Paynesville Area Hospi-tal.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Patricia Gillespie officiated.

Lura Elizabeth (Huntington) Webb was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Paynesville to William and Boletta (Lund) Huntington. Lura graduated from Paynesville High School in 1935 and attended Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa, for two years. In 1937, Lura transferred to the School of Home Economics at the University of Minnesota. In 1938 she had a blind date with Ray Webb at a Valentine's party. Lura graduated with a degree in Institutional Management from the University of Minnesota in 1940.

In 1940, Lura moved to San Fernando, Calif. On March 1, 1941, Lura married Raymond Webb in North Hollywood, Calif. In 1944, the family returned to Paynesville just before Ray was drafted to serve in World War II. In 1946, Ray returned and Lura and Ray joined Lura's father and uncle in the ownership and operation of the Paynesville Hardware Store.

They enjoyed traveling all over the world and visiting family and friends in California and Arizona.

Lura was a member of the Eastern Star for 50-plus years and held many offices, including worthy matron multiple times; a member of the Paynes-ville American Legion Auxiliary for 50-plus years; a lifetime active member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and the church Altar Guild; she was a longstanding member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a 40-plus year member of the Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Paynesville Area Hospital Aux-iliary; a longstanding member of the Paynesville Historical Society; and a member of the Paynesville Senior Club.

She loved flowers and gardening, the lake, golfing, Vikings games on Sunday afternoons, playing cards, and her family.

She is survived by her daughter Sheila of Hercules, Calif.; her son, Ed (Kathy) of Paynesville; three granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her brother, William Huntington.

David Fischer
David Fischer David John Fischer, 62, of Richmond, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at the VA Medical Center, St. Cloud.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, March 6) at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Richmond. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond. The Golden Smiles will pray at 4:30 p.m, Richmond Catholic Aid will pray at 7:00 p.m. and parish prayers will be at 8:00 p.m.

David was born in Richmond to Henry and Lorraine (Resseman) Fischer. He worked as a machinist for Fan Steel, Waukegan, Ill., and International Paper in Golden Valley. He served in the Army Reserve and was a member of Richmond Catholic Aid.

Survivors include his mother; brother and sisters, Sharon Brown, Richmond, Randy (Terri) Fischer, Cold Spring, and Janel (Mark) Roettger, Richmond; and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry; sister, Jane; and brother-in-law, Gary Brown.

Veronice Schmitt
Verna Schmitt Veronice "Verna" Schmitt, 73, of St. Martin, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday at the St. Martin Parish Center. The St. Annís Society and Richmond Catholic Aid will pray at 4:30 p.m. and parish prayers will be at 8:00 p.m.

Verna was born in Richmond to Nicholas and Antionette (Heying) Kammers. She married Peter Schmitt on May 25, 1954, in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. She was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking and bowling. She was member of St. Ann's Society and Richmond Catholic Aid.

Survivors include her husband, Peter; children, Diane (Harvey) Rothstein of St. Martin, Sharon (Randy) Christman of St. Martin, Kevin of Richmond, Duane (Joan) of St. Martin, Bob of Paynesville, and Janice (Dennis) Schramel of Monticello; sisters, Lou Guggenberger, Virg Schramel, and Rose Schmitt; brother, Melvin Kammers; and 14 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant daughters, Mary Jo and Marie; and an infant brother and sister.

Ruby Borsheim
Ruby Elise Borsheim, 97, of St. Cloud, died on Saturday, March 2, 2002, at her home in Waite Park.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud. A memorial service and interment was held later Tuesday at Nordland Lutheran Church, rural Paynes-ville.

Ruby was born Jan. 20, 1905, the eighth of ten children born to Kari and Edvard Sunde of Roseville Township, Kandiyohi County. She attended school through eighth grade and then worked at home and as a "hired girl" in neighboring homes and Paynesville.

She married Arnold Borsheim on Sept. 29, 1934. They moved to St. Cloud in 1942. Ruby baked and sewed to add to the family income. After Arnold's death in December 1956, she began doing custom sewing and alterations on a full-time basis, a skill she used until age 85.

She was an avid gardener and member of the St. Cloud Flower and Garden Club, and was honored with a state award. She was a charter member of the Trollheim Lodge 1-511, Sons of Norway. She also sewed quilt tops for Lutheran World Relief at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Gray of Waite Park; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Clara Borsheim of Paynesville; and a brother, Henry Sunde of Paynesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold; brothers, Conrad, John, and George Sunde; and sisters, Jennie Nelson, Emma Christenson, Stella Christenson, and Esther Jacobson.

Jonathan Dammann
Jonathan (Jon) Eric Dammann, 19, of Inver Grove Heights and formerly of Paynesville, died Feb. 22, 2002.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wedneday, Feb. 27, at All Saints Catholic Church, Lakeville. Father Eugene Tiffany and Father Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in St. Louis Parish Mausoleum, Paynes-ville.

Jon was born March 16, 1982, to Dennis and Claudia Dammann in Bismarck, N. D. He graduated from Lakeville High School in 2000 and attended Dakota County Technical College studying in the auto body profession. He had lived in Underwood, N.D., Paynesville, and Lakeville areas.

He enjoyed biking, fishing, hunting, and art.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Claudia Dammann of Lakeville; brothers, Terry (Holly) Dammann of Avon; Tracy (Tammy) Dammann of Becker, and Joel Dammann of Lakeville; grandparents, Aurel and Aurora Tougas of Paynesville; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elmer and Opal Dammann; and a cousin.

Ethel Remmel
Ethel Remmel, 82, of Chisago City, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at her home.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Harrison Presbyterian Church, rural Spicer. Rev. Linda Lagergren officiated. Interment was at Cloverleaf Cemetery.

Ethel (Rodewald) Remmel was born on May 14, 1919, in Montana, the daughter of Fred and Pearl Rodewald. As a young girl her family moved to the Atwater area where she received her schooling.

On March 10, 1938, Ethel was united in marriage to Arnold Remmel at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Atwater. They lived in the Atwater, Paynesville, and Litchfield areas prior to Ethel moving to Chisago City in 1985.

She had worked at Jennie-O Foods, Willmar, and did housekeeping at Stone Gate Lodge, Animal Fair, Green Giant, the Litchfield hospital, and most recently at Hardee's in Lindstrom, Minn.

Ethel had attended the Harrison Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian church in Litchfield, and while living in Chisago City, the Methodist church in Taylors Falls.

She enjoyed watching birds, crocheting, knitting, and traveling with friends.

Surviving are her daughters, Rosella (Russell) Johnson, Sandstone, Minn., and Kathryn (Douglas) Martinson, Kandiyohi; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Rodewald, Prior Lake; and a sister, Emily Johnson, Willmar.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sisters; and a grandson.

Lorraine Ludwig
Lorraine Ludwig Lorraine M. Ludwig, 76, of Luxemburg, Minn., died on Friday, March 1, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were on Tuesday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendelin's Catholic Church in Luxemburg. The Rev. Leon Slominski will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call on Monday between 4-9 p.m. at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and on Tuesday after 9:30 a.m. at Mary Hall in Luxemburg. St. Theresa's Catholic Aid Ass'n., and Christian Women will pray at 6:30 followed by the Parish Prayers at 7:00 p.m.

Lorraine was born July 21, 1925, in Meire Grove to John and Caroline (Anton) Meyer. She married Peter A. Ludwig on June 1, 1948, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove. She has been a resident of the Luxemburg Area since 1950. She was employed at Sterling Park Health Care Center for 17 years. She was a member of St. Wendelin's Catholic Church, St. Theresa's Catholic Aid Ass'n., and Christian Women.

Survivors include her husband, Peter; children, John (Judy) Ludwig, Gerald (Lanetta) Ludwig, and Patty Ludwig, all of St. Cloud, James (Debbie) Ludwig, Carrie (Dave) Sweeney, and Mark (Lynn) Ludwig, all of Rice, Rose (Bob) Salner of Clearwater, Rita (Bill) Trivelpiece of Atlanta, Georgia, and Kevin (Kay) Ludwig of Baltimore, Maryland; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; her mother, Caroline Meyer, of Melrose; and brothers and sisters, Herb Meyer of New Munich, Ralph Meyer of Paynesville, Philip Meyer of Greenwald, Cyril Meyer of Meire Grove, Mary Ann Wenker of Melrose, Joanne Fischer and Bernice Farmer of St. Cloud, and Ed Meyer of Cold Spring.

She was preceded in death by her father, John B. Meyer, and one brother, Jerome Meyer.

Pallbearers were Jeffrey Ludwig, Melissa Ludwig, Ryan Salner, Brandon Sweeney, Leif Ludwig, and Jeremiah Ludwig

Val Hoffman
Valgene Verner Hoffman, 73, of Anoka, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Funeral services were held at the Washburn-McGreavy Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, with interment at Fort Snelling Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Val was born Jan. 13, 1929, to Verner and Alvina (Giese) Hoffman in Holloway, Minn. He worked on the family farm until joining the U.S. Navy in 1948, serving aboard the USS Cabot aircraft carrier. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He married Sharyn Lindahl in 1953. He attended trade school and became a journeyman electrician and worked out of the International Brother-hood of Electricians Local 292 in Minneapolis for 33 years.

In 1976, Val married Barbara Hoffman. They resided in Paynesville until moving to Anoka one year ago.

He was an active member of AA for 23 years, a past commander (1973-74) of the American Legion Post #334 in Coon Rapids, and a volunteer at the Paynesville and Coon Rapids senior centers. Val was an avid golfer and wood carver.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; five children, Mary (Glen) Collins of Ariz., Valerie (Tom) Toombs of Tenn., John (Carla) Hoffman of Anoka, Kay (Steve Searles) Hoffman of Coon Rapids, and Tom (Kathy) Hoffman of Bloomington; three stepchildren, Jeff (Amy Thomson) Parker of Plymouth, Russ (Sylvia) Parker of Braham, and Tony (Jodi) Parker of New Hope; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger (Dorothy) Hoffman and Ralph (Marilyn) Hoffman, both of Danvers; and one sister, Shirley Schmidt of Oregon.

Val was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Milton; and sister, Marlys Sather.


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