Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe for Brian Symanietz, 20, who died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Brian was born in St. Cloud to Kenneth and Mary Margaret (Mackedanz) Symanietz. He worked for Granite City Innovative Builders in St. Cloud, and was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe.
Brian is survived by his parents; siblings, Terry of Minneapolis, Tammy Schindler of Garner, N.C., Amy of St. Cloud, Mark of Waite Park, Kim of Hammond, Ind., and Neil of Roscoe; and his grandmother, Irene Symanietz of St. Joseph.
Brian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas Symanietz and John and Verena Mackedanz.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah, with Father Francis Garvey officiating. Inurnment was at the church cemetery. Military honors were provided by the Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167.
Dewaine Wallace Topp was born on Aug. 11, 1934, in Manannah Township, Meeker County, to Fillmore and Lucile (Coline) Topp. He attended country school at District #20 and graduated from the Paynesville High School in 1953. On Feb. 3, 1954, Dewaine entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 22, 1956.
Dewaine married Anna Marie Sullivan on Nov. 30, 1957, in Eden Valley. They lived in Meeker and Kandiyohi counties. Dewaine worked as an automotive mechanic, journeyman, and at one time, owned and operated a filling station. Since 1965, they made the Atwater area their home.
Dewaine has been a supporter and very active member of the Austin F. Hanscom American Legion Post 167 in Willmar. He has served on many committees, including the board of trustees, and was a past commander of the Austin F. Hanscom American Legion.
Dewaine is survived by his wife, Ann of Atwater; son, Dennis of Baudette; daughter, Deanna (Todd) Johnson of Atwater; three grandchildren; brother, Dale of Willmar; and sister, Lorraine Lounsbury of Manannah.
Dewaine was preceded in death by his parents.
Burial was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery, with military rites provided by Paynesville American Legion Post #271.
Daniel was born on Nov. 25, 1920, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Walter J. and Evelyn P. (LaViolette) Savage. Daniel served his country during World War II as a machinist in the Army Air Corps in the American Theater of operation, and received the Good Conduct Medal of Service.
He was united in marriage on Feb. 11, 1950, to Mary Judith (Judy) Lehman at St. Gallas Catholic Church in Tintah, Minn.
Daniel worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for 10 years, and later as chief custodian for the Bloomington, Minn., Public Schools until 1981, when he retired. The family then moved to Rice Lake, near Paynesville, and lived there until 1997, when they moved into Paynesville.
Daniel was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #271, both of Paynesville.
He is survived by his wife, Judy of Paynesville; sons, Steven (Leanne), David (Suzanne), Jeff (Debbie), Greg, and Brian (Alycia), all of Paynesville; daughters, Cheryl (Dale) Sulander of Backus, Minn., and Patricia (Joseph) Weiss of Paynesville; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Neil (Joan) Savage of Payson, Ariz.; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Richard; and sister, Yvonne.
Roger "Bud" Schmiginsky
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ric Koehn officiated. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery in Paynesville.
Bud was born on May 14, 1936, in Paynesville to Harry and Agnes (Putzke) Schmiginsky. He grew up in Paynesville and graduated from Paynesville High School in 1954. He enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served four years from 1954-1958. He then attended four years of college at St. Cloud State University.
On Aug. 10, 1963, he married Donna Nehring, and they moved to Minneapolis, where he worked at Eastman Kodak. He later became branch manager of the Hennepin Federal Savings and Loan in Edina. In 1979, he and his family moved back to Paynesville, where he worked for Coast to Coast, and later as manager of the Paynesville Off Sale for 12 years. He retired in 1997.
Bud was a member of the Paynesville American Legion, Ducks Unlimited, and Grace United Methodist Church. Bud was an avid sportsman, but his greatest joy was fishing. He took pride in being a part of the Liestman-Heitke fishing team in Kenora, Canada, where they won first place this year. Bud made many friends wherever he went.
Bud is survived by his wife, Donna; son, David; mother, Agnes Schmiginsky; and twin brother, Bob (Beth), all of Paynesville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Schmiginsky, in 1969.
Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Rice.
George was born in Tappan, N.D., to Christ and Elizabeth (Kopp) Niess. He married Marge Riebe on Dec. 15, 1940, in Detroit Lakes, Minn. He worked at the creamery in Frazee for 16 years, the Foley creamery until 1975, and the Paynesville creamery until moving to Waite Park in 1988. He was an avid bowler and a member of the Paynesville Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Marge; sons, Larry of St. Cloud and Denny of Rice; daughter, Diane Katzke of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Vera Everson of Goshen, Indiana.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and 10 brothers.
Pauline was born on Sept. 27, 1904, in Camden, Mich., to Charles and Bertha (Porter) Spicer. As a young lady, Pauline worked in various retail sales positions until she enlisted in the United States Army during World War II. She served her country as a cook during the war at various installations here in the United States and received the Good Conduct Medal.
In 1947, Pauline was united in marriage to Elmer L. Oxley in Oregon. After they were married, they lived in various states, and Pauline worked in various retail sales positions. In 1950, they moved to the Clinton, Iowa, area. She later moved to Paynesville to be near her stepdaughter, Judy Christensen.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Judy (Cal) Christensen of Paynesville and Karen Figel of Wolcotville, Ind.; and other relatives.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; brother, Charles; sisters, Sadie and Chloe; and stepdaughter, Beatrice Oxley.
She is survived by daughters, Virginia, Carla, and Lauren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.
Correspondence may be sent to: Virginia Sandin, Fiesta Park #55, 3811 University, Mesa, AZ 85205.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Richard Leisen officiated. Entombment was in the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum in Paynesville.
Joseph was born on Aug. 10, 1917, in Lake Henry, Minn., to Mathias and Elizabeth (Meyer) Hemmesch. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the 530th Antiaircraft Battalion as a medic from 1942-1946. He farmed in the Lake Henry area for most of his life.
He married Genevieve Wimmer-Larson on Oct. 30, 1968, at St. Phillip's Catholic Church in Litchfield. He served on the Lake Henry Township Board for many years. He was a member and past commander of the Lake Henry American Legion Post 612. He was a long time scorekeeper for the Lake Henry Baseball Team and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Genevieve of Paynesville; step-children, Earl Larson of Sartell, George Larson of Avon, Ronald (Joyce) Larson of Litchfield, Diane (Mike) Halterman of Litchfield, Doreen (DeWayne) Horn of St. Cloud, and Wayne Larson of Richmond; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen (Albert) Schleper of Farming, Frances (Bernard) Kollmann of St. Joseph, and Theresa Miller of Spring Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Peter, Nick, Henry, and Paul Hemmesch; and sister, Mathilda Miller.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, at Calvary Baptist Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Allan Lindh officiated. Burial was in the Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley.
Edith was born on Oct. 1, 1893, in rural Eden Valley, Minn., to John and Janie (Moore) Hurd. She graduated from Eden Valley High School and St. Cloud Teacheršs College. She married Joseph Robbins on May 6, 1913, in Eden Valley. She lived in Paynesville and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Lysle (Mari Lui) of San Jose, Calif.; daughter, Marjorie (John) Landgraf of Hudson, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Esther Robbins of Golden Valley; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, on Nov. 23, 1969; son, Bernard on Dec. 23, 1998; granddaughter, Darlene Landgraf on April 24, 1996; four brothers, Asa, Jay, Carl, and Sumner Hurd; and one infant sister.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Johnson Funeral Home in New London. Intern Pastor Dave DeMars officiated. Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in New London.
Richard Dean Wall was born on Nov. 17, 1930, in New London. He was the son of Gust and Rose (Harris) Wall. Richard grew up in New London, and for several years lived at Big Fork. For the past several years, Richard had been a resident at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.
Years ago, Richard enjoyed working with leather, creating several leather products like belts and billfolds.
Richard is survived by his brother, Donald (Armella) of Paynesville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arnold; and sister, Mildred Paulson.
Connie, the daughter of Emil and Lucille (Gillette) Kriens, was born on Sept. 9, 1925, in Hartford, S.D. In 1930, the family moved to Centerville, S.D. Connie graduated from the Centerville High School in 1943, and then attended the University of South Dakota for one year. Connie was baptized in Centerville.
On Nov. 24, 1945, Connie was united in marriage to Dr. Ray Lindeman in Centerville, S.D. They lived in Memphis, Tenn., from 1946 to 1948, when they moved to St. Paul for a year, and then to Paynesville, where they have lived since.
Connie was active in many groups. She was a member of the P.E.O. Chapter F.B., the Alpha-XI-Delta Sorority, the Paynesville American Legion Auxiliary, Booklovers, and the Cancer Bridge Club. She had been a Cub Scout den mother and president of the Parent Teachers Association. In 1995, Connie was awarded an Honorary Lions Melvin Jones Fellowship. She was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church, where she was the choir director from 1958 to 1995, when she stepped down due to her health. Connie was an active member of the Paynesville Lutheran Church Women organization, and was still a member of the Paynesville Lutheran Church choir.
Connie was a loving, caring person, who gave of herself in many ways. She loved the time she spent working with the church choir. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren and friends. Long before most of us were aware of the importance of the environment, she diligently recycled and sought opportunities to share with others her concern for nature. She contributed to many environmental organizations. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ray Lindeman of Paynesville; children, Glen (Dawn) of Salem, Ore., Paula (John) Monahan of Little Falls, Bruce (Arlene) of Little Falls, Marty (Tim) Olson of Tokyo, Japan, and Mark (Laura) of Paynesville; and 15 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Wauconda, Ill. The Rev. Charles R. Merkner and the Rev. Stefan Potuznik officiated.
David was born on Jan. 1, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin at Madison studying liberal arts, and a member of the freshman crew team at the university. A member of Messiah Lutheran Church, David graduated in 1999 from Barrington High School, where he played basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society. During the summer he was a volunteer coach. One of the great joys in his life was working at his grandparents' farm in the summer.
Survivors include his parents, Daniel and Nancy of Barrington; sister, Sara of Barrington; paternal grandfather, Charles and Bernice Boe of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Ardyce Peterson of Paynesville, Minn.; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and great-aunt, Dorothy Anderson of Minneapolis.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Shirley Boe.