May 2008 Death Notices - Paynesville Press, Paynesville, Minnesota
Return to Paynesville Area


Death Notices
Complete obituaries can be found in the Paynesville Press each week.

May 2008

Johnson Funeral Home


April 2008
March 2008
Feb. 2008
Jan. 2008
Dec. 2007
Nov. 2007
Oct. 2007
Sept. 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007

Obituary Archives

Lyle Soine, 61, Hawick
Lyle R. Soine, 61, of Hawick died on Friday, May 30, at his home in rural Hawick.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.

Lyle Raymond Soine was born on Oct. 3, 1946, in Willmar to Ralph and Stella (Hanson) Soine. He grew up in Hawick, where he attended New London elementary and high school.

He followed his job, moving to Florida and Kentucky before moving back home to Minnesota. He worked for the Lamppa's Construction Company until his later years, when he enjoyed working for Richard Pflueger.

Lyle is survived by his children, Jamie of Paynesville, Angela of Paynesville, and Cory (Amy) of Hawick; 11 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Vernon of Hawick, Howard of Belgrade, Paul of Paynesville, George of Hawick, Lorraine Eickhoff of Kandiyohi, Lois Robinson of Loysville, Pa., and Jane Herem of Hawick; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Stella, and brother, Raymond.


David Otto, 73, Maple Grove
David J. Otto, 73, of Maple Grove and formally of the Paynesville and Eden Valley area, died on Saturday, May 31.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, at 11 a.m., at Pine Grove Bible Church in Brooklyn Park. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral.

David graduated from Paynesville High School. He owned property on Rice Lake and had many friends in the area.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters Becky (Mark) Pauser and DeeDee Otto; sister Marion Stillson; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Memorials may be given to the Relay for Life of Bloomington/Camping Crew for Cancer.


Henry Sunde, 102, Hawick
Henry Sunde, 102, of Hawick died on Saturday, May 17, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, May 21, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. His funeral will be held on Thursday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m., at Nordland Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Nordland Cemetery.

Henry Palmer Sunde was born on the family farm in Roseville Township in rural Kandiyohi County on April 26, 1906, the ninth of ten children born to Edvard and Kari Sunde.

He attended school through eighth grade at District 97, secretly wishing that the school would burn down so he could stay home and plow, because he loved to farm.

Henry loved farming and was engaged in it for over 60 years. He farmed with his older brother, John until John's death in 1969. Henry milked cows until 1970 and continued crop farming until the mid-1980s. The brothers bought their first tractor in 1937 and made the transistion from horses. Henry always said it was nice to work with horses because they needed to rest in the middle of the day.

On June 1, 1974, at the age of 68, Henry married for the first time to Edna (Pemble) McLouth at Hawick Methodist Church. Henry moved to Hawick, and he and Edna enjoyed nearly 29 years of marriage until Edna's death in March 2003.

After he retired from farming in the 80s, he helped Edna with her candle business, cut blocks for quilts which Nordland women made into mission quilts, cut rags into strips and then rolled them into balls to make into rugs which were also given away, and he learned to cross-stitch and began stitching beautiful quilts which were donated to community causes, primarily to the Nordland Mission Fest.

He also was treasurer of Roseville Township for several years.

Henry and Edna moved from their home in Hawick to 700 Stearns Place in Paynesville in 1994. Henry lived at Washburne Court from 2004, until he entered the Koronis Manor in December 2006.

Henry is survived by 14 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna; nine brothers and sisters, Conrad, John, Jenny, George, Emma, Stella, Clara, Ruby, and Esther; and one nephew.


Jane Gardner, 74, Blue Grass, Iowa
Jane Gardner, 74, of Blue Grass, Iowa, died on Friday, May 16, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 18, at Runge Mortuary.

Mary Jane Drake was born on April 8, 1934, in Imogene, Iowa to Wayne and Alice (Black) Drake. She graduated from Des Moines Technical High School and attended Drake University for two years.

She was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Gardner on June 3, 1953, at the University Christian Church in Des Moines.

She was a commerical artist at Warren Litzenberger and Warren Anderson, where she worked her way up to vice president before retiring. After retirement, she was employed part-time by the city of Blue Grass.

Jane was a loving wife and mother, who enjoyed singing with her family and playing the piano. She also enjoyed playing cards, playing bridge, and playing games. She had a raucous sense of humor and would never pass up an offer of chocolate.

Jane is survived by her husband, Bob of Blue Grass; son Bob (Phyllis) Gardner, M.D. of Paynesville; daughters, Linda (Tom) Dodd of Davenport, Iowa, Kathy (Bill) Faver of Bemidji, and Anne (Rick) Fonda of York, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In Lieu of Flowers, send memorials to The American Cancer Society.


Allan Pelkey, 88, Minneapolis
Alan Pelkey, 88, of Minneapolis died on Sunday, May 11, after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 16, at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel in Minneapolis.

Allan Pelkey was born on Dec. 15, 1919.

He ran the Purity Dairy Milk route in Paynesville.

Allan is survived by his children, Terry (Charlene) Pelkey, Jane Nordgren, Dori (Steven) Shackle, and Suzanne (Kellen) Hunt; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild, and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Valene; sons, Roger and Jerry; and daughter, Judith Humphrey.


Palmer Everson, 76, New London
Palmer Everson, 76, of New London died on Thursday, May 8, at Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 13, at Zion Irving Lutheran Church in rural Hawick. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Palmer Gayle Everson was born on April 13, 1932, to John and Laura (Thorson) Everson in Hawick. He grew up in Hawick, where he attended grade school and Paynesville High School, graduating in 1950.

On June 23, 1950, he entered the United States Navy, where he served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on June 12, 1956, and returned home.

On Dec. 29, 1956, Palmer was united in marriage to Alice Lemke at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Albany. Together, they raised two sons and two daughters. They made their home just south of Hawick, where he owned and operated Hawick Blacksmith and Welding.

They moved to New London in 1982, and he retired in 2005, due to his health. Together, Palmer and Alice were able to share in 51 years of marriage.

Palmer was a kind man, who enjoyed helping others and meeting new people.

He enjoyed playing bingo, visiting and spending time with family and friends, and traveling with Alice. He especially enjoyed his work with his late father and son, Larry, seeing his grandchildren, and visits from his nephew, Jeff.

Palmer is survived by his wife, Alice; children, Larry (Doreen) Everson of Paynesville, Susan Duus of New London, and Roxanne Van Zee of Redwood; eight grandchildren; sisters, Luvern Blair of Lowry and Beatrice Visser of Willmar; and two brothers-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel; parents; and four sisters.


Francis Crusoe, 57, Eden Valley
Francis Crusoe, 57, of Eden Valley died on Tuesday, May 6, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 10, at Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Fran was born on Nov. 10, 1950, to Wilfred and Elizabeth "Betty" (Hendrickson) Crusoe in Richmond.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Thielen Construction for 20 years and was a member of the local 49ers Union.

Fran is survived by his mother, Betty of Eden Valley; children, Lisa (Fran) Vossen of Watkins, Jeanie (Chuck Sommerfeld) Crusoe of Eden Valley, Jason (Sara) Crusoe of St. Cloud, and Jessie (Matt) Schlehuber of Cold Spring; fiancÚ, Nancy Lindell of Inver Grove Heights; six grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Wojtanowitz of Richmond, Mary Schultz of Grove City, Lynda Frenchick of Paynesville, and Lori Crusoe of Eden Valley; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Wilfred in 2001.


Daniel Carroll, 84, St. Louis Park
Daniel Carroll, 84, of St. Louis Park died on Saturday, May 3.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 10, at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel. A private burial was held in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Daniel and his parents, John and Agnes, lived in the Paynesville area.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Kevin (Maureen), Kolleen (Gary) Afeld, and Kathleen (Jeff) Smith; nine grandchildren; sisters, Eileen Flanders and Kathleen Norine; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Agnes.

Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.


Return to TopReturn to Paynesville Area

Obituary Archives