from The Paynesville Press
Evalyn Esther Lobitz, 86, of Paynesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.
The funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Rev. Ric Koehn officiated. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Evalyn was born Jan. 31, 1917, in Eden Lake Township, near Paynesville. She was the daughter of John and Mary (Abitz) Wagner. She grew up on the family farm near Paynesvile and attended District #205 school.
On May 22, 1940, she was married to Henry Lobitz in Paynesville. Following their marriage they farmed in the Paynesville area and Evalyn worked in the home. Since 1996, Evalyn has been a resident at the Koronis Manor.
Evalyn enjoyed crocheting, quilting, reading, and country music.
Evalyn is survived by her husband, Henry of Paynesville; sons, Robert of Paynesville and James of Eagen; daughters, Shirley (Jannard) Knutson of Sartell, Elaine (Howard) Kaibel of Richfield, and Linda Jones of St. Cloud; one grandson; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; brother, Carl (Millie) Wagner of Paynesville; and sisters, Lillian Clark of Paynesville, Hazel Ring of White Bear Lake; Arlene Stange of Paynesville, and Mildred Chapman of St. Paul.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and two sisters.
Services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Albert was born in Farming to Herman and Mary (Dingmann) Schleper. He married Helen Hemmesch on May 23, 1944, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry.
Albert was a farmer all his life. He enjoyed playing cards and sports, especially watching his sons play baseball in Farming. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish and the Catholic Aid Association.
Albert is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Virgil of St. Martin, Judy Vogt of Melrose, Herman (Terri) of Avon, Gene of Richmond, Thomas (Ruth) and Roy (Jeanie) of St. Joseph, Betty (Richard) Hansen and Marie (Bob) Zimmer of St. Cloud, and Mark (Gretchen) of Upsala; a sister, Hildegard Mehr of Farming; brothers, Paul (Lee) of St. Cloud and Elmer of Farming; 22 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond, Urban, Edmund, and Joseph; and sister, Leona Schaefer.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. Father Leo Leisen officiated. Burial was in the St. Agnes Parish Cemetery in Roscoe.
Ralph was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Eden Lake Township, Stearns County, Minnesota, to Ben and Anna (Flint) Mackedanz. He farmed the family farm east of Paynesville with his brother LeRoy until 1988. Since 1988 he has worked for the Paynesville Cenex Fertilizer Plant.
He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, St. Louis Knights of Columbus, and St. Joseph's Men's Society of Roscoe. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, and family.
Ralph is survived by his brothers and sisters, Jerome (Marie) of Elk River, LeRoy (Joyce) of Paynesville, Julitta Schmitz of Richmond, Agnes Peine of Richmond, and Louise (Cyril) Mehr of St. Martin; and 30 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Vince, and three nieces.
Rev. Earl Werner
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Rev. Ric Koehn officiated. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Earl was born May 15, 1920, to Minehart and Sophie (Jeske) Werner in rural Lamberton, Minn. He grew up in the Lamberton area and was married to Eileen Larson on Sept. 22, 1961, in Norcross, Minn.
Earl was ordained in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in May 1945 and assigned to two churches, Salem and Ebenezer, near Paynesville. He also served at Grace EUB Church in Minneapolis, Pipestone Salem, and Zion and the United Methodist Church in Eyota.
During these years of ministry Earl was very involved in the camping ministry of the church, both in leadership at camps and on boards on the conference level. In July 1974 Earl was appointed as business manager at Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds, near Payne-ville. Upon retirement in 1987, he served as visitation pastor for Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville for four years and as chaplain at the Paynesville Area Health Care System for nine years.
Earl loved gardening and lawn work. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Earl is survived by his wife, Eileen of Paynesville; daughter, Renae (Steve) Carr of Blaine; son, Mark (Sara) Werner of North St. Paul; five granddaughters; a sister, Evelyn Redman of Lamberton; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rolland.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynes-ville. Burial took place in Jackson, Minnesota.
Donald was born on Dec. 17, 1925, in Jackson, Minn., the son of John and Meta (Struck) Hasbargen. He grew up on the family farm in rural Jackson where he attended country grade school and Jackson High school, graduating in 1943.
On March 15, 1945, he entered the United States Army and served his country until he was honorably discharged on Nov. 2, 1945. He returned to the area and continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he received a bachelor of science degree.
On Dec. 17, 1949, he was united in marriage to Margaret Holst. Donald worked as a county extension agent in Red Wing, LeCenter, and Austin. In 1970 they moved to Mankato where they lived until Donald retired in the early 1980s. Donald then moved to the Paynesville area where he lived on Rice Lake.
Among the things he enjoyed were fishing, having coffee with his friends, helping others, and most outdoor activities.
Donald is survived by his four children, Don (Terri) Hasbargen of Edina, Joanie (Ed) Lee of Faribault, Jim (Novi) Hasbargen of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Laurie (Steve) Gresch of Mankato; five grandchildren; one sister, Darlene Reed of Lindtrom; and one brother, Bob (Mary) Hasbargen of Grove, Okla.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Francis Garvey will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Eden Valley.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Dingmann's Eden Valley Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be said at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Eden Valley.
Margaret was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Litchfield to Charles and Lena (Fredrich) Hershey. She married Joseph Dillon on May 8, 1945, at St. Peter's Church in Eden Valley. Margaret was a homemaker and lived in the Eden Valley and Litchfield area her entire life.
She was a member of St. Peter's and Assumption Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading and learning new things.
Margaret is survived by her children and their spouses, Lynn (David) Kirkpatrick of Hutchinson, Kathy (Tom) Inselman of Eden Valley, Colleen (Donnie) Binsfeld of Watertown, S.D., Joan (Jim) Doering of Buffalo Lake, Michael (Kelly) Dillon of Sparks, Nev., Laurie (Art) Peto of Hobe Sound, Fla., David (Sharon) Dillon of Wabasso, Joseph Jr. (Debbie) Dillon of Fairfield, Tom Dillon of Manannah, and Kelly Dillon of Luxemburg; a sister, Dorothy Chapan of Omaha, Neb.; 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph on Aug. 24, 1981; one grandson; and brothers, Charles Jr., Harry, and Robert Hershey.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Richard Gross will officiate. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery in Eden Valley.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Dingmann's Eden Valley Funeral Home. Assumption Parish Prayers will be at 7 p.m., followed by Eden Valley Legion Auxiliary prayers.
Lucy was born April 22, 1912, in Washington, D.C., to George and Juila (Medcalf) Bodkin. She married George Rome on April 27, 1940, in Washington, D.C.
Lucy was a homemaker and she and George lived in Eden Valley until 1961 when they moved to Minneapolis where they lived until returning to Eden Valley in 1970. She moved to Coon Rapids in 1998.
Lucy was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxi-liary Post # 381, both of Eden Valley.
She is survived by her children, Bill (Judy) Rome of Ramsey, James (Judi) Rome of Blaine, and Margo Zillon of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George on Nov. 6, 1994; a son, Peter; a daughter, Renee; a sister, Wilma Simon; and brothers, Aubrey and George Bodkin.
Casket bearers will be grandsons, Greg Syverson, Tony, Greg, Curtis, Thomas, and Brian Rome.