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Vivian Dahl, 98, Arizona
Vivian Grace Dahl, 98, died on Thursday, Nov. 22.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at East Lawn Palms Mortuary Chapel in Tucson, Ariz.

Vivian was born in Monango, N.D., and has resided in Paynesville, Tucson, Ariz., and San Diego, Calif. She lived a long and happy life.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Dahl; a daughter-in-law; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Archie, and her son, Dennis.

The family suggests that contributions in her name be made to Sharp Hospice Care in La Mesa, Calif.

Nicholas Fischbach, 79, Paynesville
Nicholas A. "Nick" Fischbach, 79, of Paynesville died on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial will take place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery with full military honors.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 4-8 p.m., and after 9 a.m. on Thursday at St. Louis Catholic Church.

Nick was born on Dec. 6, 1932, to John and Christine (Hemmesch) Fischbach in Lake Henry.

He married Evelyn "Evie" Hoppe on Dec. 26, 1975, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. They shared 36 years of marriage.

He was co-owner of the Coast to Coast stores in Paynesville and Belgrade for 12 years. He also worked for the Paynesville Area Health Care System for 21 years and for Ted's R.V. in Paynesville for 10 years.

Nick is survived by his wife, Evie; children, Beverly (Paul) Aas of Paynesville, Debbie (Dennis) Welle of Chaska, Cheryl Fischbach of Shoreview, Bonnie (Dean) Schmidt of Paynesville, Lisa (Rick) Hegg of Grove City, and Daryl (Denise) Fischbach of Eden Valley; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Vernon Fischbach of Richfield; and sisters, Aurelia Fuchs of Paynesville, Doris Hess of Paynesville, and Arlene Raeker of Crystal.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jerome, Ralph, Harold, and Clarence Fischbach.

Vernette Schroeder, 87, Paynesville
Vernette (Nettie) Schroeder, 87, of Paynesville died on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m., at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories in Worthington, Minn.

Nettie is survived by her sister, Hertha Kuehl; nephews, Donald (Gloria) Wiese, Warren (Beverly) Schroeder, Jim (Vickie) Kuehl, Galen (Joan) Schroeder, and Michael Schroeder; and nieces, Phyllis Wiese, LeAnn (Gary) Thompson, Sandra (Gene) Sanders, Linda Versluis, and Cheryl (Mike) Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Bertha Schroeder; sister, Hazel Wiese; and brother, Edward Schroeder.

William Lukawski, 95, Rochester
William Lukawski, 95, of Rochester died on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Sunrise Cottages in Rochester.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m., at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery in Minneapolis.

William is survived by his two sons, Dana (Clara) Lukawski of Shakopee and Mark (Denise) Lukawski of Rochester; a daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his son, William Lukawski Jr. and his wife of 60 years, Helen.

Memorials can be directed to Camp Friendship in Annandale.

Darel Lounsbury, 88, Paynesville
Darel R. Lounsbury, 88, of Paynesville died on Friday, Nov. 23, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m., at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 5-8 p.m., at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Darel Ranney Lounsbury was born on Dec. 9, 1923, on the family farm in Union Grove Township. He was one of 13 children born to Russell and Carol (Ranney) Lounsbury.

He grew up on the family farm and graduated from a country grade school.

In 1944, Darel entered the United States Army. He served with the 25th Division, 35th Infantry in the Philippines. In 1946, he was honorably discharged from the army and returned home to farm.

On Dec. 6, 1947, Darel married Ruth Layman at Richfield Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with three daughters and a son.

The family made their home in the Union Grove Township in rural Paynesville where Darel farmed and milked cows. He continued farming until 1984, when he retired.

After his retirement, he continued to live on the farm and to help his daughter and son-in-law with their farm.

On Nov. 25, 1993, Ruth passed away; together they shared 45 years of marriage.

In 2007, Darel moved into Paynesville, where he lived until his death.

Darel is survived by his daughters, Gretchen (Jim) Beach of Spokane Valley, Wash., and Karen (Jeff) Roos of Paynesville; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; siblings, Floris Mickley of Petaluma, Calif., Mabel Lahr of Paynesville, Dewey Lounsbury of Litchfield, Rolland Lounsbury of St. Maries, Idaho, Daniel Lounsbury of Monticello, Donna Burr of Litchfield, and Lucy Urdahl of Litchfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Darel was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruth; son, Daniel; daughter, Julie; a grandson; brother, Robert; and sisters, Lyla, Leila, Jane, Doratha.

Eileen Rud, 67, Bemidji
Eileen (Kinde) Rud, 67, of Bemidji, Minn., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at home from complications of cancer.

A graveside service was held on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at East Irving Evangelical Free Church Cemetery in Paynesville, with a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Mt. Zion Church in Bemidji with Pastor Steve Thompson officiating.

Eileen was born July 23, 1945, in Duluth, Minn., and was adopted by Arnold and Dorothy Kinde of Nisswa, Minn., in August 1947.

She graduated from Oak Hills Bible Institute in 1966 where she met and later married Doug Rud of rural Eden Valley, on March 25, 1967, in the Nisswa Community Church.

She later attended nursing school.

Eileen was a wife and mother to four children and grandmother to three granddaughters.

Eileen is survived by her husband, Doug of Bemidji; children, Kimberly (Mark) Newman of Charlevoix, Mich., Amy (Aaron) Kania of Basin, Wy., Kurt Rud of St. Paul, and Jeffrey (Rhonda) Rud of Clearwater, Fla.; mother-in law, Shirley Rud; granddaughters, Lily and Swede Kania and Jasmyn Tishim; sister, Kari (Brian) Whitson of Minnetonka; and brother, Bruce (Darlene) Kinde of Window Rock, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Kermit Rud.

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Robert Hollander, 78, Paynesville
Robert "Bob" Charles Hollander, 78, of Paynesville passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 12.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 16, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial with military honors was in the Zion Cemetery in Paynesville.

Bob was born on Oct. 16, 1934, to Robert and Lillian (Hess) Hollander in Randolph, Wis.

He graduated from Randolph High School and entered the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955.

He married Esther Hiley on Jan. 26, 1956, in Beaver Dam, Wis.

They moved to Paynesville in 1963. Bob worked for Sonstegard Farms and then for Jack Hennen Farms until his retirement.

Bob is survived by his wife, Esther of Paynesville; son, Kevin of Paynesville; three grandchildren; and one brother, Donald of Randolph.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; and two sisters, Joan and Barbara.

Leona Hemmesch, 83, Richmond
Leona Hemmesch, 83, of Richmond died on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Burial was in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

Leona Catherine was born on March 20, 1929, to Clara Ruegemer and Jacob Kotchevar in rural Richmond. She was raised by her grandparents, Martin and Anna Ruegemer.

She married Harold Hemmesch on Sept. 6, 1948, in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Their union lasted until Harold's death in 2011.

Leona was a lifelong resident of Richmond.

Leona is survived by her children, Jerome of St Cloud V.A., Margee (Walt) Keller of Crookston, Janet (Nick) Keller of Richmond, Thomas (Renae) of Richmond, Ann Lucas of Wichita Falls, Texas, Barbara (Mathew) Walz of Cold Spring, George (Joni) of Richmond, Sue (Pete) Dingmann of St Martin, Victor (Beth) of Richmond, Linda (Robert) Schmitz of Cold Spring, Joyce (Jim) Backes of Cold Spring, and James (Sheila) of Richmond; brothers, Donald Jungles and Ralph Jungles; two brothers-in-law; 34 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; sons, Michael and Elmer; parents; and two sons-in-law.

Artificial flowers and memorials are preferred.

Connie Ladwig, 49, Paynesville
Connie K. Cruik-shank Ladwig, 49, of Paynesville, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Nov. 5, with her loving husband of 26 years by her side, after a courageous battle with ALS.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m., with a visitation starting at 9:30 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.

She was a longtime employee of Contract Hardware Company, Inc.

Connie is survived by her husband, Ed; loving dog, Guiness; father, Robert and his wife, Ann; sister, Kelly; sister-in-laws, Laurie, Sister Joanne, Marilyn (Allan), Marge, Patty, and Janet; nieces and nephews, Ann, Suzanne, Alicia, Heidi, Aaron, Shannon, Bahia, Abigail, Emily, Madeline, Rachael, JJ, Lauren, and Maya.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sharon, and brother, Ronald.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the ALS Association.

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