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October 2019


LeRoy Hemmesch, 77, St. Martin
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, Minn., for LeRoy N. Hemmesch, 77, of St. Martin, who died on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Melrose Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the St. Martin Parish Center. Visitation will continue from 9 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday morning at the St. Martin Parish Center. LeRoy was born on Sept. 10, 1942, in Roscoe, Minn., to Erwin and Aegidia (Rothstein) Hemmesch. He married Roseann Thelen on April 9, 2005, in St. Martin, Minn. He was a co-owner of Mondloch Inc. in St. Martin for many years and loved serving everyone in the community. LeRoy shared his passion for hunting, fishing, and sports with his family and friends every day with a smirk on his face. He was a kindhearted, humble man who loved his wife Roseann deeply and enjoyed time with his family. LeRoy was a member of the Paynesville Knights of Columbus, St. Martin Lions, and the Lake Henry American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Roseann; stepchildren, Cindy (Jason Salzl) Thelen, Brian (Kris) Thelen, Sharelle (Jason) Burg, Brad (Stacy Hiemenz) Thelen, Connie (Rick) Messer, and Darla (Jason) Honkomp; 23 grandchildren; siblings, Theresa (Art) Arnold, Kathy Schramel, Aggie (Larry) Gerads, Betty (Earl) Olmscheid, Frank (Pat), Patty (Art) Janssen, Lorie (Ray) Maciej, Ruth (Dave) Minnerath, Jesse (Shannon), Debbie (Steve) Notch, and Carla (Troy) Vagle; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Lou Hemmesch;brother-in-law, Jerry Schramel; and nieces, Nikki Hemmesch and Renee Olmscheid. Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.


Harry Swanson, 80, Paynesville

Harold E. (Harry) Swanson, 80, of Paynesville, and formerly of Hector, Minn., passed away at his home on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Church of God in Eden Valley Minn. Pastor Anne Fischhaber officiated. Arrangements were with Neptune Society of Golden Valley Minn. Harold was born on Sept. 21, 1939, to Albert and Mae (Johnson) Swanson at the family farm home near Hector, Minn. He was a member of the Hector Church of God and later the Eden Valley Church of God and was baptized into his faith as a teenager. He served as a deacon for almost 60 years. He attended Hector schools, graduating with the Class of 1957. He worked in Edina for a short time and returned to the farm working with his father and uncles, then taking over the farm operation when his father retired. He also worked as a truck driver hauling peas, sweet corn, and sugar beets. Harold and Margaret Mead were married on Jan. 3, 1962, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They were blessed with four children: Jeff, twins Lynn and Lee, and Kurt. Harold served on the Martinsburg Township Board as clerk and later as supervisor for over 30 years. He was a board member of the Hector Co-op Elevator and a Lions member in Hector and Paynesville for over 40 years. He was also a sales representative with Pioneer Seeds for many years. Harold and Margaret moved to Lake Koronis near Paynesville in 1997 and into Alldon Park Senior Community in Paynesville in 2010 with their dog Penny. Harold loved taking Penny for walks, stopping along the way to engage in his favorite pastime: visiting with people and catching up on the news. He loved his dog Penny and was heartbroken when she died. Harold enjoyed time at their lake home near Paynesville, sliding down the hill with grandkids in the winter, boat rides in the summer, camp fires and s'mores, bottle rockets and fireworks on the Fourth of July, and conversation with friends over a cup of coffee or a cold one. His favorite snack was a fresh donut with coffee. Harold is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret; and son Jeff of Hector, daughter Lynn Hennessey of Yakima, Wash., and son Kurt of Paynesville. He is also survived by grandchildren Caleb Swanson, Jack Hennessey, Jordan Hennessey, and Ella Swanson; and his brother Harlan and his wife Margaret of Minnetonka, Minn. Also surviving are several in-laws, nieces and nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his son Lee, who died in infancy; parents Albert and Mae Swanson; father- and mother-in-law Bill and Ceil Mead; and brother-in-law Jerry Mead. (Editor's Note: Harold's sister-in-law was erroneously omitted in last week's obituary.)


Danny King, 65, New London

Danny King, 65, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, at his home surrounded by a family who loved him more every day. A celebration of life visitation was held on Saturday, Oct. 26. His ashes will be spread according to his wishes at his cabin in Eden Lake, Manitoba, Canada and at his residence in the woods by his home privately by his family. Danny was born on April 28, 1954, in St Cloud to Joyce (Gordon) and Eddie King. He attended school in New London, Minn. He married Cindy Kragenbring, and to this union two children were born. They later divorced. Danny worked in the car business for 50 years when at age 15, he started jockeying cars. He loved people and people loved him. In 2012, he started up Kings Auto outside of New London and enjoyed all his customers. Danny was so well liked and such a kind hearted man that many of his customers became known to him as friends and family. Danny lived for fishing in Canada and counted down every year the days until he left. He had a passion for being at his cabin on Eden Lake, Manitoba, and spent many special trips with friends and loved ones. He loved his country home on a dirt road with many acres where he loved to hunt (never missing a year of that or going to Canada fishing) and be in the woods just watching nature. Danny had many pets in his life and he loved them just like family. Danny taught us so many things and will be dearly missed. He was a man who would do anything for anyone, waved to everyone when he came to a stop sign, and said hello to everyone at the grocery store. He was also fast to pull a prank the minute you weren't looking. Danny was always taking care of everything and everyone. He was sure he was going to just sneak away and head out to North Dakota and retire away from it all until he met Tonya. He enjoyed going to Arizona with her in the wintertime and the motorcycle trips they took out West but his favorite thing to do was to load up his family and take them to Canada where they were off the grid and enjoying God's country. He was a man that never slowed down, and even with a weakened heart, always made sure those he loved knew he loved them. Danny is survived by his daughter, Julie King of Arizona; son, Joshua King of Minneapolis (Hannah); sister, Penny (David) Kulset; nephew, Mike (Tiffany) Kulset; partner of many years, Tonya Meagher and her sons (whom he loved and treated as his own), Devin Meagher (Ashley) and Connor Meagher (Callie); many other friends and relatives, and "his" dog Allie. He was preceded in death by his parents and many other relatives. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.


Dale Borchard, 88, Paynesville

Dale W. Borchard, 88, of Paynesville passed peacefully to the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, surrounded by his family at Paynesville Hospital, after losing a battle with pneumonia. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Paynesville Lutheran Church in Paynesville.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Services are entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville: www.hafh.org. Dale William Borchard was born on April 1, 1931, to Eva and Charles Borchard in Aberdeen, S.D. After attending country school for a couple of years, the family moved to Redfield, S.D., where Dale graduated high school. His college days at SDSU were interrupted by the Korean War, where he served two years. He finished his degree at SDSU and met his wife Evelyn Addy, to whom he was married for 62 years. Dale served as church treasurer and on the board of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for many years. He started and ran Dakota Hatchery and Mill with his father in Redfield, S.D., and after retiring moved to Paynesville, Minn. Dale was an avid fan of sports and loved golfing, fishing, and playing cards with friends and family. He was a devoted husband and father who cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Dale is survived by his wife, Evy; children: Greg (Kathy) Borchard, Connie (Paul) Osborne, and Dave (Sue) Borchard; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His last words were: "I'm ready to meet Jesus and be with mom and dad."  He will be missed.


Willard Reid, 81, Paynesville

Willard J. Reid, 81, of Paynesville died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville. A memorial service was held on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Willard John Reid was born on Aug. 16, 1938, in New Ulm, Minn., the son of John and Anna (Blome) Reid. Willard grew up in Central Minnesota, where he attended school at South Haven. After his schooling, Willard worked for farms in the South Haven and Fair Haven area. On July 7, 1962, Willard was united in marriage to Doris Randall at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fair Haven. This union was blessed with three sons and two daughters. The family made their home in Fair Haven and Kimball before settling in the Paynesville area. Willard loved agriculture and worked on farms his entire life as well as working for Cold Spring Granite. He retired in 2001, and he and Doris worked as the caretakers of the Mill Street Apartments. Willard loved being on farms and out in the field. He also enjoyed horseback riding, gardening, and fishing.Willard loved his family and cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren. Willard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris; children: Emily (Jeffrey) Reid Schmidt of Eden Valley, Keith (Denise) Reid of Eden Valley, Barbara (Bruce) Barlau of Paynesville, and Kevin Reid of Paynesville; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Willard is also survived by his siblings: Norma Mathees of South Haven, Ralph Reid of Annandale, Dolly Schmidt of Fair Haven, and Fay Lemke of South Haven; and by many nieces and nephews. Willard was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna; son, John; and brothers, Lyle "Bud" Reid and Lester Reid. Services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville.


Allen Hertzberg, 80, Paynesville

Allen A. "Smiley" Hertzberg, 80, of Paynesville died on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at his home near Paynesville after a battle with cancer. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Crystal Hill Assembly in Paynesville. Burial was in the Zion Cemetery near Paynesville. Allen Arthur Hertzberg was born on Nov. 21, 1938, in Paynesville, the son of Arnie and Evelyn (Schultz) Hertzberg. He grew up east of Paynesville, where he attended country grade school in District #43 and Paynesville High School, graduating in 1956. While still in high school, he entered the U.S. Navy Reserves that later became active duty, serving until his discharge in 1961. On Aug. 23, 1958, Smiley was united in marriage to Eileen Miller at Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church. They made their home in Maryland and in Paynesville before moving to California, where they lived until 1969, when they returned home to take over the family farm. Smiley also started Al's Two Way Radio and Eastside Shoppe and did road construction and was a member of the Local 49 for 34 years. He retired in 2004, and they made their home near Rice Lake. Smiley was a faithful member of Crystal Hills Assembly. He was active in 4-H Club as a youth and as a parent leader. He enjoyed helping others, storm watching for the civil defense in the area, operating his ham radio, and flying remote planes. He is survived by his wife, Eileen of 61 years; children, Randy (Cindy) Hertzberg of Paynesville, Rhonda (Stan) Torgersen of Cold Spring, Raeleen Hertzberg of Paynesville, Kellie (Mike) Saia of California, and David (Linda) Barthel of Colorado; seven grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Jacob, Jennifer, and Junior Hertzberg, Deanne Denn, Kara Barthel, and Levi Barthel; sisters, Joyce Wonsmos and Geri Spanier; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley; and brothers-in-law, Gene Wonsmos and David Spanier.


Harry Swanson, 80, Paynesville

Harold E. (Harry) Swanson, 80, of Paynesville, and formerly of Hector, Minn., passed away at his home on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Church of God in Eden Valley Minn. Pastor Anne Fischhaber officiated. Arrangements were with Neptune Society of Golden Valley Minn. Harold was born on Sept. 21, 1939, to Albert and Mae (Johnson) Swanson at the family farm home near Hector, Minn. He was a member of the Hector Church of God and later the Eden Valley Church of God and was baptized into his faith as a teenager. He served as a deacon for almost 60 years. He attended Hector schools, graduating with the Class of 1957. He worked in Edina for a short time and returned to the farm working with his father and uncles, then taking over the farm operation when his father retired. He also worked as a truck driver hauling peas, sweet corn, and sugar beets. Harold and Margaret Mead were married on Jan. 3, 1962, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They were blessed with four children: Jeff, twins Lynn and Lee, and Kurt. Harold served on the Martinsburg Township Board as clerk and later as supervisor for over 30 years. He was a board member of the Hector Co-op Elevator and a Lions member in Hector and Paynesville for over 40 years. He was also a sales representative with Pioneer Seeds for many years. Harold and Margaret moved to Lake Koronis near Paynesville in 1997 and into Alldon Park Senior Community in Paynesville in 2010 with their dog Penny. Harold loved taking Penny for walks, stopping along the way to engage in his favorite pastime: visiting with people and catching up on the news. He loved his dog Penny and was heartbroken when she died. Harold enjoyed time at their lake home near Paynesville, sliding down the hill with grandkids in the winter, boat rides in the summer, camp fires and s'mores, bottle rockets and fireworks on the Fourth of July, and conversation with friends over a cup of coffee or a cold one. His favorite snack was a fresh donut with coffee. Harold is survived by his wife of 57 years Margaret of Minnetonka; and son Jeff of Hector, daughter Lynn Hennessey of Yakima, Wash., and son Kurt of Paynesville. He is also survived by grandchildren Caleb Swanson, Jack Hennessey, Jordan Hennessey, and Ella Swanson; his brother Harlan; several in-laws; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his son Lee, who died in infancy; parents Albert and Mae Swanson; father- and mother-in-law Bill and Ceil Mead; and brother-in-law Jerry Mead.


Melvin Rothstein, 73, St. Cloud

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Melvin R. Rothstein, 73, of St. Cloud, who passed away at Our Lady of Peace Hospice Home in St. Paul on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Reverend Timothy Gapinski will officiate. Private entombment of the urn will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with full military honors. Family and friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday, Oct. 24. Parish prayers will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the funeral home. Melvin was born on Jan. 31, 1946, in St. Martin, Minn., to Willibald and Frances (Orbeck) Rothstein. He served honorably in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Mel married Elizabeth Horn on Aug. 29, 1970, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. He worked for Lenneman Beverage for over 25 years. He was a member of St Michael's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Mel enjoyed hunting, fishing, adult coloring, trips to the casino, breakfast at Park Diner, and Thursdays at Marnanteli's with his siblings. He specially loved all the time spent with his family. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children, Michelle Voita of Minneapolis, Nathan (Anne) Rothstein of Cologne, and Tanya (Jason) Heitzinger of Mendota Heights; grandchildren, Cooper Voita, Allison Heitzinger, and Roman Heitzinger; brothers and sisters, James (Maggie), Alcuin (Diane), Roger (Joan), Joan Holthaus, Eilleen (Tom) Schoenecker, Harvey (Diane), Clarice (Tom) Holthaus, Margaret (Dale) Houg, Yvonne (Bob) Kern, Duane (Judy), and Eugene (Brenda); and many nieces and nephews. Mel was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Jackson John Michael Voita; an infant brother; brother-in-law, Danny Holthaus; and nephew, Matt Persons. A special thank you to the staff of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and to Our Lady of Peace Hospice House in St. Paul for the wonderful care given to Mel.


Jim Kent, 65, Brooten

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St Donatus Catholic Church in Brooten for James "Jim" Kent, 65, of Brooten. Mass will be on Friday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Donatus. Burial will follow the service at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Sedan. At the conclusion, there will be a reception at the Brooten Pavilion. James "Jim" Kent was born July 29, 1954, the third of eight children to Robert "Duke" and Cala Mae Kent. Jim grew up on the family dairy farm and attended school in Brooten. He graduated from Brooten and stayed to work on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Michelle Rieffer on April 15, 1984, at St. Donatus in Brooten. Jim and Michelle began their family, and a short time later moved to a homestead between Brooten and Sedan. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sedan and later St. Donatus in Brooten. Jim found his calling in life as an agriculture salesman. He won numerous awards and formed everlasting relationships with many of his customers. Jim belonged to the Knights of Columbus, several nature and wildlife conservation groups, Boy Scouts of America, and served as a board member for the Immaculate Conception and the St. Donatus parishes. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cheering on the Vikings and Twins, and visiting with family, friends, and strangers. Most of all Jim loved his garden and sharing the harvest with all. He is survived by his wife Michelle, sons Michael of Brooten and John and Christopher of West Fargo, N.D.; daughter Katherine of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sisters Patricia Kent of Minneapolis, Jane (David) Eastling of Rancho Mirage, Calif., Mary Kent of Alexandria, Minn., Joni Hughes of Phoenix, Ariz., Kara (Mark) Kirckof of Brooten, and Margaret Kent of Brooten. He was preceded in death by his parents Duke and Clara Mae; brother Michael; brother-in-law Dru Hughes; grandparents John and Nell Kent and John and Lucille Chamerlain; and honorary grandmother Addie Gilbertson. Jim was a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be remembered for his big smile, unyielding selflessness, strength of character, and generous heart.


Danny King, 65, New London

Danny King, 65, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 20, at his home, surrounded by a family who loved him more every day. A celebration of life visitation will be held for Danny on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Danny was a simple man and enjoyed the simplest things in life, so loved ones will gather to share their memories of him in the simplest of fashion. His ashes will be spread, according to his wishes, at his cabin in Eden Lake, Manitoba, Canada, and at his residence in the woods by his home. Ashes will be spread privately by his family.


Harold Swanson, 80, Paynesville

Harold E. (Harry) Swanson, 80, of Paynesville – and formerly of Hector, Minn. passed away at his home on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Eden Valley Church of God (553 Maple Street, Eden Valley, Minn.). Visitation will be held at the church on Friday afternoon, Oct. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Inurnment at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Hector City Cemetery. Pastor Anne Fischhaber will serve as the officiant. Arrangements are with the Neptune Society of Golden Valley, Minn.


Dorothy Martinson, 82, Paynesville

Dorothy J. Martinson, 82, of Paynesville died on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at the Paynesville Hospital after the cancer she triumphed over in 2002 returned with a vengeance. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Dorothy Johnson Martinson was born on Feb. 3, 1937, to Clara Johnson. Her father, Eddie Johnson, died before she was born, so she was raised in Paynesville and Minneapolis by her widowed mother, grandmother, and four aunts. Surrounded by strong and independent women, she learned early the importance of resilience, trusting her own strength, and caring for others – lessons she later passed on to her own children. She married Bob Martinson in 1955, and they remained in Paynesville to farm and raise their family. After Bob's death in 1982, Dorothy earned her bachelor's degree from Southwest State University and began playing golf, which became a favorite hobby. She played an integral role in the expansion of Koronis Hills Golf Course, where she won four club championships (1995, 1996, 1998, and 2001) and also recorded her first hole-in-one. Nordland Lutheran Church was her spiritual home; she was baptized and remained an active member her entire life, eventually becoming one of the matriarchs of her church family. Her faith was central to her identity, and she was generous with her time, talents, and love. She volunteered with multiple community causes; created countless quilts for friends, family, and those in need; and shared her gift of music throughout her life. Dorothy is survived by five children: RaNae (Rick), Luke (Laura), Matthew (JoAnn), Katey (Pete), and Sara; as well as seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her partner, Chuck Chesness; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless people who considered her a bonus mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend. She will be missed, although she was looking forward to being reunited with her husband, mother, sisters, brother, and missing finger. Friends were invited to bring any quilt that Dorothy made to her funeral and to hang it over the pews as a visual reminder of the love she draped around so many. Services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville.


Zachary Zniewski, 70, St. Louis

Zachary Zniewski, 70, born on Feb. 28, 1949, died on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in St Louis, Mo. A memorial service for Zachary will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. at Amore Coffee (879 Smith Ave. S, West St Paul, Minn.). All who knew him are welcome. Interment will be in Marathon, Texas. Zach grew up in Paynesville, Minn., where he graduated from high school. He held a degree in Orthotic Technology from Century College. Although for a short time in the 1970s he lived in Berkeley, Calif., building and repairing guitar, his primary residence was Minneapolis as a member of the West Bank community. He helped start both the New Riverside Cafe and the Blind Lizard Rally. He worked at Hoffman Guitars, North American Cart and Carrousel, Durable Goods Hardware, Events and Shows at Dayton's Department Stores, the Minneapolis Public Library, and James and Mary Laurie Booksellers. He loved vintage motorcycles, Raleigh bicycles, cooperative community, and wood stoves. He had a mammoth library, as well as a small art collection. He created animatronics, built and repaired motorcycles and bicycles, and worked as a librarian. He read voraciously, a dozen books at a time. He moved to Marathon, Texas, in 2001 where he served as librarian, local builder, donkey rescuer, and ranch hand. He lived in Marathon for 18 years where he built a barn, house, and shop using only hand tools. His grandson, daughter, and wife visited regularly. He spent the last year and a half in St. Louis, Mo. He loved motorcycles and rode a 1962 Triumph with Steib sidecar thousands of miles. He and his family visited Davenport, Iowa, for motorcycle meets. He was an artist, lover of all music, caller of crows, dweller in the garden, plant aficionado, and good friend. While working on projects at his shop, Zerstöration Werks, he discovered both Kroizinex, and Nu-away. He died as he lived, a free spirit, an anarchist, owing allegiance only to his own heart. He is survived by daughter Maya Zniewski; grandson Ian Zniewski; ex-wife Carolyn Zniewski; brothers Timm Zniewski (wife Jeri Johnson) and Dana Zniewski; sister Mary Prokott (husband Wayne Prokott); nieces, Maddy, Megan, and Taylor; and nephew, Graham Prokott; girlfriend Francie Broderick; and friends from all corners of the universe. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Frederic and Bertha Zniewski; and grandparents Agur and Dahlia Robbin and Frederic and Minnie Zniewski.


Mary Peterson, 92, Paynesville

Mary A. Peterson 92, of Paynesville, died on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at the Koronis Manor in Paynes-ville. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Nordland Luth-eran Church in rural Paynesville. Burial will be in Brule Cemetery in Brule, Neb. Mary Asenible Peterson was born Sept. 23, 1927, to George and Sylvia Huntley in Silverton, Ore. When she was one, her family moved to Logan County, Neb. Mary attended Mackley School in Tallin, Neb., and Callaway, Neb. She graduated from high school in Brule, Neb. In 1954, she married Lynn Hull. She and Lynn were married for 27 years before he passed away in 1977 after a long illness. Mary continued to live in Brule, Nebraska until she married Walter (Wally) Peterson in 1980 and moved to his farm in Regal, Minn. Wally passed away in 1987. Mary worked as a bookkeeper for 35 years for Larson Oil Company in Brule, Neb. Wally was a custom combiner and followed the wheat harvest from Faxon, Okla., to Mohall, N.D., in the summer. Wally and his first wife, Julie, parked their trailer in the yard of Mary's parents during their stay in Brule. Lynn and Mary and Wally and Julie were friends for many years until Lynn's passing. Mary and Wally loved traveling and snowmobiling in the winter months. They honeymooned in the Netherlands and England. Mary was a baptized member of Brule Congregational Church but joined Nordland Lutheran Church, rural Paynesville, after she married Wally. She served as church treasurer for about 17 years. She was also active in Nordland Lutheran Church Women. She enjoyed quilting and, although not Norwegian, created beautiful Hardanger pieces and counted cross stitch embroidery. She was preceded in death by both husbands, Lynn and Walter, as well as her parents and two sisters. She is survived by her brother, Clarence (Bill) Huntley, of Ogallala, Neb.; sister, Betty (Jo) Leonard of Elsie, Neb., as well as Wally's two daughters, Jeanne (Larry) Ent of College Station, Texas, and Shirley (Bob) Fletcher of Seaside, Ore.; two step-grandchildren, Brian Fletcher of Reno, Nev., and Cynthia Fletcher of Portland, Ore.; and one step-great grandchild, Lilia Fletcher, of Reno, Nev.


Kevin Kincade, 57, Paynesville

A time of sharing was held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville for Kevin George Kincade, 57, of Paynesville. He died on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, surrounded by his family at the Paynesville Hospital. Kevin was born on Feb. 11, 1962, in Sauk Centre, Minn., the son of Verlyn and Margaret (Grecula) Kincade. He grew up in Long Prairie, where he attended and graduated from high school. On Oct. 1, 1983, he married his longtime sweetheart at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Long Prairie. They moved to Tucson, Ariz., for 20 years where he worked as a shop foreman at a Honda dealership. While in Arizona, they became proud parents of three wonderful daughters. In 2004, they moved back to Minnesota, settling in Paynesville. He then worked at the Honda House in St. Cloud and opened Fatty Daddy Auto in Willmar in 2008. Cars, cars, and more Cars were most of his life. He enjoyed fixing, collecting, and going to car shows. Kevin also enjoyed camping, woodworking in his wood shop, spending time with his daughters and granddaughters at the cabin, collecting antiques, building relationships with his customers, and having pride in working on their vehicles. He was also proud to have a great working staff that, he said, were like his sons, "the boys he didn't have." He was also proud of the fact that he offered free auto care to the spouses of deployed active duty military members. Kevin is survived by his wife, Debra of Paynesville; three daughters, Kailey (Nathan) Lieser of Paynesville, Jenna Kincade of St. Louis Park, and Whitney Kincade of Paynesville; four granddaughters, Kaydence, Kendall, Karah, and Keira; his parents, Verlyn and Margaret Kincade of San Manuel, Ariz.; three brothers, Alan Kincade of Arizona, Dave Kincade of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jeff Kincade of San Manuel, Ariz.; one sister, Jackie Kincade of San Manuel, Ariz.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Doris Laine of Paynesville; one sister-in-law, Julie (Gary) Fearing of Paynesville; two brothers-in law, Rick (Marcia) Laine of Osakis and Greg (Laura) Laine of Hibbing; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends. He was preceded in death by an infant son in 1981.


Richard Quill, 61, Baxter

Richard A. Quill, 61, of Baxter, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Blaine. Services were held on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd. Burial was with military honors in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.


Dawn Meyer, 43, Watertown, S.D.

Dawn F. (Mrs. Rick) Meyer, 43, of Watertown, S.D., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, as a result of an automobile accident in Watertown, S.D. A Celebration of Life will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with a supper at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at City Hope Church (413 Franklin Ave. NE) in St. Cloud, Minn. Please bring a memory to share. Dawn Florina Meyer, the daughter of Jerome and Beth (Benzing) Schlangen was born on Aug. 23, 1976, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minn. She grew up in rural Willmar, Appleton, and Benson. While living in Benson, Dawn worked at Perkins, Hardees, and Country Inn & Suites. Dawn graduated from Benson Christian School in 1994. On July 11, 2010, she married Richard "Rick" Meyer in Watertown, S.D. Dawn was employed in customer service at Hy-Vee, The Other Place Cafe, and Hardees. She was currently employed at Sparton, Inc. She was involved with the Beacon Center and the Salvation Army. Dawn loved family activities and camping with the Schlangens. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. She also enjoyed attending Christian music festivals, watching movies, and reading. Dawn is survived by her husband, Rick; her children, Dominic Ascheman of Wahpeton, N.D., and Gage Ascheman of Watertown, S.D.; her parents, Jerome and Beth Schlangen of St. Cloud; her sisters, Carrie (Stacy Sanders) Buddy, Bonnie Johnson, and Lee Bowen; her grandmother, Ardis Garrett; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Marcus and Florina Schlangen and Papa Jack Benzing. Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel: www.wightandcomes.com.


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