from The Paynesville Press
Holli Rudningen, 26, of Sunburg, and her unborn child, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, following an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Hope Lutheran Church, Sunburg, with Rev. Art Wiese officiating. Interment will be in West Norway Lake Lutheran Cemetery.
Friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Hope Lutheran Church from 5 until 8 p.m. and on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the services. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home.
Holli Jo (Whitcomb) was born on September 19, 1976, in Paynesville, Minnesota, the daughter of Steven C. and Karen M. (Knudsen) Whitcomb. She grew up in the Paynesville area graduating from Paynesville High School. Holli continued her education at University of North Dakota graduating in May 1999 with a bachelor of science degree in recreation and leisure services.
On Aug. 15, 1998, Holli was united in marriage to Eric G. Rudningen at Paynesville Lutheran Church. They made their home in the Paynesville and Sunburg areas. Holli had been the youth coordinator for the New London-Spicer Community Education, and had also worked in the activities department at Rice Care Center. Since the birth of their daughter Mallory, Holli has devoted her time to her family.
She was baptized and confirmed at Paynesville Lutheran Church. She was a member of Hope Lutheran in Sunburg at the time of her death. Holli had been active with the worship band at Paynesville Lutheran and was a member of the Celebration Band at Hope Lutheran.
Holli had been active with the Little Crow Ski Team for 18 years.
She is survived by her husband, Eric of Sunburg; daughter Mallory, at home; her parents, Steven and Karen Whitcomb of Paynesville; sisters, Heidi (Mike) Weinand of Stillwater, and Heather (Jim) Anderson of Sauk Rapids; paternal grandparents, Charles and Eva Whitcomb of Paynesville; maternal grandfather, Harry E. Knudsen of Redwood Falls; a niece; and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Belgrade. Father LeRoy Scheierl officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
John was born on March 12, 1922, in Rockville, Minn., to Martin and Catherine (Hennen) Gregory. He was baptized and confirmed at Mary of the Immaculate Concep-tion Catholic Church in Rockville. He grew up in Rockville where he attended country grade school. At the age of 15, he moved to Belgrade with his family.
On May 20, 1947, John was united in marriage to Rosalia Welters at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. They made their home in rural Belgrade where John farmed.
John was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalia; one daughter, Mary Ann (Dick) Hemmesch of Paynesville; four sons, James (Pam) Gregory of Belgrade, Paul (Sarah) Gregory of Belgrade, Roger (Lisa) Gregory of Sauk Centre, and John (Christy) Gregory of Sauk Centre; 27 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Irene Hoffman of Sauk Rapids, Dephine Schulzeten-berg of Monticello, and Evelyn Lutgen of Stayton, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Urban.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Johnson Funeral home in Paynesville. Father Richard Leisen will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the services at the funeral home.
Thomas Ferdinand Mackedanz was born on Sept. 7, 1955, in Richmond, Minn., the son of Raymond and Lucille (Driver) Mackedanz. He grew up in Roscoe where he attended elementary school in District 2068 and high school in Paynesville, graduating in 1973.
Tom was united in marriage to Vanessa Jansen. To this union one son was born. Tom was later married to Sharon Olmscheid. They raised their two children and Sharon's son together. Tom and Sharon made their home in Paynesville. Tom had worked for Cold Spring Granite for 28 years.
Tom was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville, A.A. for 13 years, and the Roscoe Sportsmen's Club. Among the things he enjoyed were fishing, hunting, playing cards, and spending time with his family.
He is survivied by his wife, Sharon; three sons, Adam (Jodi) Mackedanz, Brian (Apryl) Simmons, and Darren Mackedanz; a daughter, Christina Mackedanz; two grandchildren; five brothers, Bob Mackedanz of Paynesville, Ron Mackedanz, of Eden Valley, Gary Mackedanz of Cold Spring, Tim Mackedanz of Watkins, and Don Mackedanz of Roscoe; four sisters, Deb Schmitz of Cold Spring, Sandy Schwartz of St. Cloud, Tammy Mackedanz of Paynesville, and Terry Mackdedanz of Roscoe.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother, John.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Nordland Lutheran Church and burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Keith Ainsley officiated.
Herbert Palmer Jacobson was born on June 27, 1916, on the family farm in Roseville Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, to Peter J. and Hannah (Nelson) Jacobson. He grew up on the farm and attended school at District #97 and the Morris Ag School in Morris, Minn.
He married Esther Sunde at Nordland Lutheran Church on June 15, 1940. They lived on the Jacobson family farm all their married life.
Herbert farmed and also worked part-time for the Tri-County Telephone Company after its inception in 1945. When he sold his dairy cows in 1971, he became a full-time employee of Mid-State Telephone Company, which had purchased the Tri-County Telephone Co. He retired in 1981. Esther died in November 1985.
Herbert and Beth Holman were married in January 1987 in Arizona. Together they lived in Paynesville and the Twin Cities and wintered in Arizona. Beth died in June 1989.
In May 1991, Herbert and Elsie Daniels were married at Nordland Lutheran Church. They lived in New London and Paynesville and also wintered in Arizona. Elsie died in January 1998.
Herbert was baptized and confirmed at Nordland Lutheran Church, where he was a lifelong member. He served on the church council and sang in the choir and a men's quartet.
He is survived by a son, Peter (Lynne) Jacobson, Paynesville; a daughter, Karen (David) Haugen of Downers Grove, Ill.; four grandchildren; and three sisters, Phebe (Oliver) Jacobson of Fergus Falls, Hazel Jacobson of Minneapolis, and Irene Anderson of Roswell, N.M.
Herbert was preceded in death by his parents; three spouses; a brother, Oliver; and a sister, Alice Sanford.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 21, at the Paynesville Evangelical Free Church and interment was in the East Irving Mission Cemetery. Rev. Rich Hubert officiated.
Hazel Clara Henrietta Kalkbrenner was born on Oct. 26, 1911, near Fenton, Carroll County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Lohse) Kalkbrenner. In 1915, she moved with her family to Pennock where she grew up on the family farm. On March 13, 1929, she married Clarence Rud in Willmar. Following their marriage, they farmed for several years in Irving Township, near Paynesville. They were married 65 years.
Hazel owned and operated the North American Creamery Cafeteria for 15 years, retiring in 1968.
She was a charter member of the Paynesville Evangelical Free Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was also active with the women's group, Free Church Women's Ministries. Hazel enjoyed fishing and camping.
She is survived by her sons, Paul of Hawick, and Robert (Elynor) of Lino Lakes; daughters, Adeline (Llewellyn) Lang of Paynesville, Beverly (Rodney) Schultz of Brooklyn Park, and Betty (Merlin) Cropp of Darwin; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Gratz of Atwater; a sister-in-law, Lydia Kalkbrenner of Atwater; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Oct. 12, 1994; a grandson; a great-grandson (see below); daughter-in-law, Donna Rud; sisters, Alvina Denton, Emma Jones, and Anna Urdahl; and brothers, Alvin and Wilfred Kalkbrenner.
Memorial services were held on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Warroad High School gymnasium.
Justin was born on July 13, 1983, in St. Cloud to Janet Lang and Mark Knebel. His family moved to Warroad in July 1985. He attended school in Warroad and graduated from Warroad High School in 2001.
He was very active in sports at Warroad, lettering in basketball, cross country, and track. He was captain of the basketball team in his junior and senior years, and also captain of cross country and track in his senior year. He won the distinguished Scholar Award and the Warroad Coach's Association Award. Justin was a member of the National Honor Society. He won the Presidential Award and received a plaque from President Bush. He was voted all conference in cross country in 2001 and all conference his junior and senior years in basketball. His nickname was 'Ice' because of his talents at the free throw line.
Justin was currently attending the University of Minnesota Crookston where he received a Distinguished Scholarship. He would have started his second year playing basketball as a point guard for the Golden Eagles.
He also loved to hunt, play paint ball, and draw.
Justin is survived by his parents of Warroad; a brother, Adam of Warroad; maternal grandparents, Llewellyn and Adeline Lang of Paynesville; paternal grandparents, Arnold and Mildred Knebel of Paynesville; a great-grandmother, Hazel Rud of Paynesville; aunts and uncles; many cousins; and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Clarence Rud, Lloyd and Alda Lang, Henry and Rose Blaurock, and Adolph and Ottilia Knebel; and a cousin.
He is the brother of Kay Spooner of Paynesville.
Memorial services were held on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Paynesville Evangelical Free Church. Rev. Rich Hubert will officiated and inurnment was in the Paynesville Cemetery. The Paynesville American Legion Post #271 provided full military honors.
John was born Sept. 15, 1919, in Paynesville. He was the son of John and Marguerite (Ranny) Carlock. He grew up on the family farm near Paynesville and graduated as salutatorian of his class in 1937. Following his graduation he attended Dunwoody Institute and studied mechanics.
During World War II, John served his country in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. During this time he served in England, Africa, Italy, France, and Germany with his primary job being mechanical work. While in basic training, John married Elvera Gustafson on June 20, 1942, at Omaha, Neb.
Following military service, they lived hear Paynesville and later Columbia Heights where John worked in the shipping department of the Bambi Bakery Co. In 1954, they moved to Maple Plain where he worked for RonViks Manufacturing for several years. In 1968, they moved back to Paynesville where they purchased five acres of the original Carlock farm. In 1999, John and Elvera moved to the Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell.
John was a member of the Paynesville American Legion Post #271, the Willmar VFW Post #1639, and the Paynesville Area Center. He was a member of the Paynesville Evangelical Free Church where he had served as church secretary. He loved gardening and fishing.
John is survived by his wife, Elvera of Sartell; two daughters, Judy (Mort) Young of Staples and Sandra (Doug) Boll of Mound; a granddaughter; a brother, Walter (Grace) Carlock of Edina; and a sister, Laura (Roger) Lambke of Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Mary Swanson.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Virgil Braun officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.
Ida was born May 23, 1918, in Richmond to Joseph and Rose (Fischbach) Ressemann. She married Ernest Thielen on Aug. 25, 1937, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. They lived in rural Eden Valley until moving to town in 1979. She was a homemaker and worked at Animal Fair in Eden Valley until 1976.
She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Assumption Christian Mothers, Eden Valley American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary, and Eden Valley Senior Citizens.
Ida is survived by hersons, Merlin "Sonny" (Joan) Thielen of Eden Valley, Lloyd (Tess) Thielen of Paynesville, David (Mary Lies) Thielen of Eden Valley, Kenny (Donna) Thielen of Eden Valley, Ron (Sharon) Thielen of Eden Prairie, and Jerry (Judy) Thielen of Richmond; sisters and brothers, Irene Faber of Watkins, Adella Theis of Eden Valley, Roman Ressemann of Richmond, and Ralph Ressemann of Richmond; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest on April 6, 1996; sisters, Dorothy Weber and Bernetta Niewind; and a grandson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 5, at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake in New London. Rev. Ben Johnson officiated. Burial was in the Spicer City Cemetery.
Leonard was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Minneapolis to Edward and Vivian (Hansen) Bloomquist. He married Mary Otterness on Oct. 19, 1953, at the Trinity Lutheran Church Parsonage in New London. They lived in New Hope, Hawick, and New London, returning to the area in 1979. Leonard worked as a carpenter and finish carpenter.
He was a life member of Belgrade VFW Post #1825. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, working, and playing cards and pool.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of New London; sisters and brothers, Marsha (Morris) Malquist of Willmar, Janet (Larry) Fleck of Regal, and Lowell (Alice) Bloomquist of Ogellala, Nebraska; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Sheryl Ann; and brother, Merenes Bloomquist.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 11, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Virgil Braun officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Frosty was born July 20, 1923, in Eden Valley to Joseph and Barbara (Nies) Boeckmann. He married Mary MacDonald on Oct. 23, 1948, at Portau Port, Newfoundland. Frosty operated Boeckmann Refrigeration in Eden Valley for more than 40 years.
He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He loved fishing (especially on the ice), the Twins and Vikings, and playing cards with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Eden Valley; sons and daughters, Ronald (Barbara) of Richmond, Michael of St. Paul, Douglas (Mary Beth) of Minneapolis, David (Susan) of Minneapolis, Daniel of Alexandria,Thomas (Ann) of Minneapolis, John (Petey) of Watkins, Richard (Dalena) of Phoenix, Ariz., Jeffrey of Golden Valley, Joan (Doug) Klein of Eden Valley, Beverly (Richard) Schaff of Maple Grove, Elizabeth (Keith) Westrup of Rockford, and Mary (Joseph) Kramer of Watkins; brothers and sister, Wendelin of St. Augusta, Sylvester of Cold Spring, Elmer of Richmond, and Sister Francetta, OSF of Little Falls; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gregor, Alfred, and Benedict; and sisters, Hildegard, Ludvina, Marcella, and Coletta.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Virgil Braun officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Leonard was born Nov. 13, 1907, in Richmond to Herman and Anna (Kemper) Torborg. He married Martha Rothstein on May 25, 1943, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. He farmed in rural Richmond all his life.
Leonard was a member of Assumption Catholic Church where he was an usher, former parish council member, and a member of the St. Joseph Society. He was also a member of Eden Valley Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife, Martha of Richmond; children, Rachel (Jack) Kinzer of Watkins, David (Susan) Torborg of Danville, Va., Charles (Jane) Torborg of Richmond, Linda (Ralph) Leither of Cold Spring, and Lou Ann (Mike) van der Hagen of Bird Island; sisters, Helen Heying, Martha Behnen, Cora Becker, and Dorothy Brisse, all of Richmond, Catherine Stommes of St. Paul, and Sister Caroline Torborg O.S.F. of Little Falls; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sharon Torborg; daughter-in-law, Anna Mae Torborg; sister, Phronie Behnen; and brothers, Alphonse, Hilary, Theodore, Cyril, and Bruno Torborg.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 7, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Reverend Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery.
Susan was born March 17, 1914, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Math and Barbara (Hurth) Lang. She married Andrew Kascht on Oct. 2, 1934, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. They lived and farmed in the St. Martin and Paynesville area all of her life. She was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Louis Christian Women, St. Catherine's Mission Group, and St. Louis Catholic Aid.
Susan is survived by her children, Rose Mary Jedlicka of Paynesville, Harvey (Betty) Kascht of Overland, Kan., James (Irma) Kascht of Paynesville, Helen (Wally) Sondrol of Rice, and Cyril (Linda) Kascht of Paynesville; 28 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Math Lang of Roscoe, Cecelia Theis of Sartell, Christine Ramler of Waite Park, Frances Brossard of Paynesville, Bernard Lang of Richmond, and Marie Schaefer of Sartell.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband in 1991; a great-granddaughter; and sisters Betty VanHoorik and Theresa Liestman.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 7, at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Reverend Richard Koehn officiated. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Dorothy was born Sept. 28, 1918, in Gliddon, Iowa, to Floyd and Linda (Howe) Bruntlett. She married Sylvester Hanke on Feb. 27, 1941. They lived and farmed in the Paynesville area until 1945 when they moved to Minneapolis. While in Minneapolis she worked at Dayton's Department Store.
Her survivors include her daughters, Gloria (Cassel) Anderson of Buffalo and Nancy (Jim) Harvey of Paynesville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brother, Ken (June) Bruntlett of Paynesville; and her sister-in-law, Evelyn Bruntlett of Paynesville.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband in 1985; sister, Mildred McCoy; and brother, Dale Bruntlett.