from The Paynesville Press
Julia Hammer, 89, Paynesville|
Julia R. Hammer, 89, of Paynesville and formerly of Veblen, S.D., died on Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.
The funeral service were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Veblen, S.D. Rev. Harold Watrous officiated. Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery near Veblen.
Julia was born June 4, 1915, in Rutland, N.D., the daughter of William and Belle Norby. She grew up on the family farm near Hillhead, S.D., and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran church near Hillhead.
On Oct. 27, 1932, she married Harvey Hammer in Hillhead. Following their marriage they farmed in the Hillhead area, retiring in 1977. In 1988 they moved to Paynesville where they were one of the first residents of 700 Stearns Place.
Julia was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church and Our Savior's Lutheran Church and was currently a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church.
Julia was a seamstress who made many wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns, and purses. She also baked wedding cakes.
Julia is survived by her daughters, JoAnn (Duane) Nisbet of Blaine, Minn., and Carolyn (Tom) Foltz of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Chester Norby of Veblen and Bill Norby of Davis, Calif.; and sisters, Ruth (Carl) Storbakken of Veblen and Betty Mikkelson of Sunnyvale, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1998; son, Harvey Jr. in 2001; and a brother, Joseph Norby.
Maybelle Bye, 97, Hawick
The funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 20, at the Hawick United Methodist Church. Rev. Dennis Hier officiated. Interment was in the Zion-Irving Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Maybelle was born on Jan. 6, 1907, in Taylor, Texas, the daughter of Rev. Carl and Josephine (Strand) Dahl. In 1911 Maybelle moved with her parents to pastoral calls in Litchfield and in 1914 to Belgrade where she attended high school and graduated in 1925. She was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist faith.
In 1926 Maybelle moved to Minneapolis and attended Miss Woodi Kindergarten and Primary School, graduating in 1928. In 1929 she moved to Stillwater where she lived and worked with primary school children until June 14, 1947, when she married Sigrud Bye. Following their marriage they moved to his family farm south of Hawick.
She was known for sharing her musical talents. She was a member of Hawick United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, belonged to women's groups, and was an organist.
Maybelle is survived by cousins and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1936; mother in 1957; husband in 1980; and brother, Raymond.
Minerva Wik, 90, Paynesville
Funeral services was held on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Montevideo. Rev. Jeff Bergman officiated and interment was at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Casketbearers were Eric Nepsund, Mark Lindeman, Dick Cleveland, Mike Cleveland, Mark Cleveland, and Bob Harding.
Minerva was born Jan. 23, 1914, at Montevideo, Minn., the daughter of Ole and Nikolena (Nelson) Mjunes. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church where she remained a life-long member. Minerva graduated from Montevideo High School in 1931 and worked for the Farm Security Office and the Welfare Office until 1936.
She was united in marriage with Henry N. Wik on Aug. 31, 1936, at Milbank, S.D. They made their home in Montevideo. She moved to Paynesville in 2001.
She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church Circle, Guild and WELCA. She did lots of crocheting and enjoyed playing bridge.
Minerva is survived by her daughter, Judy (Don) Nepsund of Paynesville; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry on Nov. 12, 1976; a brother, Hiram Mjunes; three sisters, Lenora Meyer, Genevieve Torgerson, Elvira Wik; and two siblings in infancy, Norman and Mable Mjunes.
Evelyn Noren, 81, Paynesville
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, at Paynesville Lutheran Church.
Originally from the Chisago City area, Evelyn married Melvin Noren on Oct. 18, 1941, in Forest Lake, Minn. They would be celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary this October.
She and Melvin started the Paynesville Greenhouse in 1952 on a grain field at the edge of Paynesville. They built the business for 28 years including greenhouses, floral design work, and a nursery.
Evelyn is survived by her husband Melvin; three children, Judy (Robert) Faulhaber of Sunnyville, Calif., Marlo Noren of Herndon, Va., and Lynn (Clayton) Humphrey of Stockbridge, Wis.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Harold Putzke, 88, Paynesville
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Rev. Ric Koehn officiated. Burial was in Paynesville Cemetery.
Harold was born May 10, 1916, in Eden Lake Township to Fred and Mary Putzke. He grew up on a small farm south of Rice Lake, attended school in that area and became a member of Ebenezer Evangelical Church.
He started hauling livestock in 1937, later adding the gravel and excavating business in Paynesville. On Sept, 30, 1939, he married Marian Voss. In 1947, he purchased the fleet of Paynesville school buses and in 1948, he received the franchise for Buick cars and International trucks, maintaining those businesses until retirement in 1974.
He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying big game hunting. He and his wife spent many summers in Alaska. In later years, he spent time maintaining a fishing pond for the Boy and Girl Scouts near Lake Koronis.
Harold is survived by two sons, Dwight (Ginny) of Cold Spring and Dwayne (Valynn) of Winthrop, Wash.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marian; his parents; one sister, Agnes Schmiginsky; and six brothers, Frank, Wallace, Arnold, Walter, Earl and Glenn.
Frank Dillon, 82, Paynesville
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Father Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery with full military honors provided by the Paynesville American Legion Post 271.
Frank was born March 9, 1922, in Mannanah Township, Meeker County, Minnesota, to John and Margaret (McCann) Dillon. He was a WWII navy veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart while serving in the Pacific Theater.
He married Cyrilla Lieser on Oct. 17, 1944, in Bethesda, Md., while both were serving in the U.S. Navy.
In 1945, Frank resumed his career with Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. In 1971, Frank concluded his career as president and co-owner of 34 stores. At the age of 50, he entered the arena of modular and manufactured homes, starting Cyrilla Beach Homes.
He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, American Legion Post 271 and St. Louis Knights of Columbus.
Frank is survived by his children, Mary (Robert) deRonnebeck, Jeanne Harding, Richard Dillon of Paynesville, and Ruth (Peter) Hullett; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and four sisters Alice, Sally, Helen, and Mary Lou.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Cyrilla in 1998, three brothers, and one sister.
Louise Ridler, 91, Paynesville
Mass of Christian Burial was on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Reverend Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Louise was born on Oct. 4, 1912, in Osakis, Minn., to Sylvester and Elizabeth (Kraemer) Housen.
She married Joseph Ridler on Nov. 26, 1931, in Osakis. They owned and operated the Hardware Hank Store in Paynesville from 1954 until their retirement.
She was a founding member of the Daughters of Isabella and a member of St. Louis Parish and the Christian Women.
Louise is survived by her children, Daniel S. (Susan) Ridler of Willmar, Janette (Robert) Torborg of Shoreview, Mary Beth (Joel) Hyland of River Falls, Wis., and Kathy (James) Vigliaturo of Kansas City, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1991, three brothers and four sisters.
Rev. Lynn Luthard, 90, Paynesville
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Rev. David Nelson and Rev. Jeff Bergman officiated. Burial was in the Nordland Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Paynesville.
Lynn Hanson Luthard was born on April 10, 1914, in Alexandria, Minn., to Pastor Louis and Emma Hanson. He was baptized at Bethesda Lutheran Church by his father. After high school in 1932, he attended Augsburg College in Minneapolis, graduating in 1936. He attended Augsburg Seminary, graduating in 1939.
He legally changed his name at this time and was later ordained as a pastor in Fortuna, N.D.
Lynn married Thelma Aamodt on May 19, 1942, at Barton Lutheran Church. They lived in Fortuna, N.D., Ada, Minn., Clayton, Wis., Thief River Falls, Hoffman and Paynesville, Minn., Williams, Iowa, and retired in Paynesville in 1979. For the next nine years he worked as an interim and supply pastor in the surrounding area. They moved to 700 Stearns Place in 1999.
Lynn enjoyed researching Bible history and theology, and planning and singing music for worship. He also liked reading, writing, stamp collecting, genealogy, gardening, and listening to music.
Lynn is survived by two daughters, Lois (Charles) Anderson of Moorhead and Twila (John) Edmunds of Plymouth; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; one stepbrother, Ephraim Evavold of Rushford; one stepsister, Elvina (Leman) Smith of Fargo; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Thelma on May 21, 2004; one daughter, Grace Meske; two sisters, Evenelle Evavold and Palma Hanson; one brother, Robert Hanson; stepfather, Klaus Evavold; one stepbrother, Joseph Evavold; and two stepsisters, Lillian Saure and Minnie Evavold.
Hannah Sundloff, 100, Edina
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Interment followed at Sunset Memorial Park.
She was born on Nov. 12, 1903, at Paynesville to Norwegian immigrants Hans and Hansina Pederson, the youngest of eight children. She received her early education in the Paynesville area and later attended Minneapolis Business College and McPhail School of Music.
She was employed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Minneapolis for more than 30 years.
She married Hjalmer "Jerry" Sundloff on March 20, 1943, in Salt Lake City. When Jerry returned from World War II, they lived in St. Paul and later moved to Buffalo where they owned and operated Sundloff's Supply.
After Jerry's death, Hannah moved to Edina Park Plaza where she was residing at the time of her death.
She enjoyed her yard and her flower gardens, classical music, and was a soprano soloist at many churches in Minneapolis. She was a member of Phi Beta Musical Sorority.
Hannah is survived by nephews, Roger (Jean) Pederson of Bloomington and Robert (Susan) Pederson of Paynesville; nieces, Phyllis Quigley of Minneapolis and Dorothy Hendrickson of Grove City; 16 great-nieces and nephews; and numerous other relatives spanning five generations.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Louise Pederson; and brothers, Lewis, Peter, Alfred, Henry, Dewey and George.
Gertrude Mackedanz, 101, Richmond
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Gertie was born in Richmond to John and Mary (Korte) Hemmesch. She married Leo Mackedanz on April 20, 1926, in Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Richmond. Gertie and Leo farmed nine miles west of Richmond until retiring in 1979.
She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Gertie was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, honorary member of Roscoe Christian Women and Richmond Golden Smiles Senior Citizen Group.
Gertie is survived by her children, Dan (Kathy) of Richmond, Ione (Melvin) Fuchs of St. Cloud, Irene (Orlin) Albrecht of Roscoe, Dorothy (Leo) Leyen-decker of Paynesville, Delores (Art) Schwagel of St. Cloud, Janet (Art) Mehr of Granite Falls, Charles (Jeannie) of Paynesville, Ferdinand (Karen Poquette) of Albany and Joyce (Andrew) Holthaus of Cold Spring; 43 grandchildren; 97 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; sons, Wilbert and Dan; brothers, Henry, Martin, Albert and Aloys; sisters, Marie, Christine, Emma, Monica, Veronica, Bertha and Rose; and four great-grandchildren.
Daniel Everson, 43 Litchfield
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Zion-Irving Lutheran Church in rural Hawick. Rev. Linda Lagergren officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Daniel was born Feb. 28, 1961, in St. Cloud, the son of Palmer and Alice (Lemke) Everson. He grew up near Hawick where he attended Roseville country school. In 1980 he graduated from Paynesville High School.
Following graduation Daniel moved to Willmar where he worked at Jennie-O Foods. For several years he lived in Paynesville, but moved to Litchfield in 2003. For the past five years he has worked at Hutchinson Tecnology Institute where he worked on computers.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.
Daniel loved to travel, often traveling by bus.
Daniel is survived by his parents, Palmer and Alice Everson of New London; brother, Larry (Doreen) Everson of Paynesville; sisters, Susan Duus of New London and Roxanne Van Zee of Redwood Falls; and nieces and nephews.
Dorothy Olmscheid, 77, St. Martin
Mass of Christian Burial was on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Martin's Catholic Church in St. Martin. Reverend Julian Schmiesing, OSB and her nephew Reverend Marvin Enneking officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Dorothy was born on Oct. 29, 1926, in Lake Henry, Minn., to John and Helen (Meyer) Spanier. She married Gilbert J. Olmscheid on Aug. 31, 1948, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. The couple farmed in St. Martin Township all of their married lives. Dorothy moved to St. Martin in November 1983.
She was a member of St. Martin's Parish, St. Martin Catholic Aid Association, St. Ann's Society and the Lady of Fatima Mission Group. Dorothy is survived by her children, David of Fridley, Norbert of St. Cloud, Barb (Lenny) Gillitzer of St. Joseph, Deborah (Joseph) Korte of St. Cloud, Dan (Bea) of St. Martin, Betty (Don) Roelike of Belgrade, Fred of St. Martin, and Robert (Stacy) of Albany; 12 grandchildren; brothers, John of Lake Henry, Hubert of Aberdeen, S. D.; sisters, Julitta Fuchs of St. Cloud, Rosetta Olmscheid of San Diego, Calif., Odilia Hagen of San Antonio, Texas, and Carol Zacskowski of Pine River.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on Feb. 12, 1983; infant daughter, Mary; sister, Marie Olmscheid; and two brothers, Joseph and Adelbert.
Aldys Hendrickson, 77, Grove City
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City. Pastor Gary Cumings officiated. Interment was in First Lutheran Cemetery in Grove City.
Aldys was born on Oct. 8, 1926, the daughter of Harry and Hannah (Setterman) Knutson in Litchfield. She was raised in Grove City and graduated from Grove City High School.
She was united in marriage to Wilfred Hendrickson on Nov. 8, 1947, in the Swedish Lutheran Church in Grove City. Together they moved to the Echo Valley Farm in Eden Valley where they lived for 40 years. They returned to Grove City in 1991.
Aldys enjoyd music, gardening, and baking. She was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was the church soloist. She was also a member of the Choralaires.
Aldys is survived by her children, Kim (Nona) Hendrickson of Melrose, Carol (Lloyd) Wortz of Lester Prairie, and Kathryn (Steve ) Horeck of Winona; eight grandchildren; sister, Lorraine (Ellery) Anders of Mahtomedi; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Beverly Knutson of Grove City, Douglas (Shirley) Hendrickson of Paynesville, Bette Crusoe of Eden Valley, Lynn (Bill) Dunton of Fullerton, Calif., and Annette Warwick of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilfred, and brother Donald Knutson.
Reinold Gruber, 78, Melrose
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic church in Melrose. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Reinold was born on Nov. 19, 1925, in Spring Hill to Peter L. and Margaretha (Jaeger) Gruber.
He married Kathrine "Kitty" Van Beck on June 26, 1950, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. They lvied near Spring Hill where they farmed until 1960. They owned and operated Reinie's Bar and Grocery for eight years.
Reinold was employed as a truck driver for Stearns County and Gebeke Transport. They then resided at Birch Lake in Millwood Township, until moving back to Melrose in 1986.
He was a steel guitar player in Reinie's Orchestra for many years. He also enjoyed fishing and watching baseball.
Reinold was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #1633 and St. Michael's Men's Society of Spring Hill.
Reinold is survived by his wife, Kitty of Melrose; children, Thomas Gruber of Freeport, Gail (Duane) Olmscheid of Melrose, Sr. Mary Katherine of Baltic, Conn., Richard (Irene) Gruber of Melrose, Margaret (Barton) Knutson of Belgrade, Peter (Diane) Gruber of Melrose, Albert (Mona) Gruber of Greenwald, Amy (Larry) Lamusga of Grey Eagle, Wanda (Mike) Timp of Freeport, Reinold R. (Brenda) Gruber of Clearwater and Chad (Kelly) Gruber of Bartlett, Ill.; 34 grandchildren; and sisters and brothers, Aurelia (Wally) Bauer of Cannon Falls, Lillian Viere of St. Paul Park, Sylvester (Bertie Lou) Gruber of North Branch, and Ralph Gruber of South St. Paul.
He was preceded in death by his parents; children, infant Mary and baby boy; and brother, Hilarian Gruber.
Marie Spanier, 90, St. Martin
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.
Marie was born on July 16, 1914, in Spring Hill, Minn., to Frank and Gertrude (Jacobs) Bauer.
She married Leo Spanier on Oct. 6, 1937, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. They farmed in Roscoe until 1960 when they moved to St. Martin. They moved to Assumption Court in Cold Spring in 2000.
Marie loved cooking, baking, sewing, and dancing with her husband. In her later years she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing cards, and bingo.
Marie is survived by her husband Leo of Cold Spring; her children, Ruby (Andy) Anderson of Bemidji, Denis (Kathy) Spanier of Meza, Ariz., Ann (Ralph) Schramel of Richmond, Linda Spanier of Pacifica, Calif., Chris (Peggy) Spanier of Paynesville, and Leon (Julie) Spanier of Santa Rosa, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Hilda Kalthoff, and Theresa Olmscheid; and brothers, Leo, Ben, Mike, Joe, Al, and Leander Bauer.
Ernie Fuchs, 87, Paynesville
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 30, at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery.
Ernie was born on April 12, 1917, in Lake Henry, Minn., to Nicholas and Mathilda (Lieser) Fuchs. He married Aurelia A. Fischbach on May 30, 1944, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry.
He worked as a farmer and carpenter in New Munich and later Paynesville. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.
Ernie is survived by his wife of Paynesville; son, Jerry (Sheryl) Fuchs (Foxx) of Minnetonka; two grandchildren; and sister, Adella Wuertz of Lake Henry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Adeline Binczik.
Rheinholdt Herzberg, 90, Oregon
Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. at Restlawn Funeral Home. Internment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Salem, Ore.
Tiger was born in Paynesville on May 2, 1914, to Otto E. and Alvina J. (Bauman) Herzberg. He was baptized and confirmed at Ebenezer Evangelical Church. He grew up on a small farm near Paynesville and as a child attended the Brown County School.
Tiger served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Italian Campaign. On June 1, 1940, he married Grace (Freeman) at the Freeman and Son's ranch in Rickreall, Ore.
Tiger worked at the Willamina Brick Plant, the Willamina Plywood Plant, for the city of Willamina, and as a backhoe operator in construction.
He loved to hunt (especially big game, like deer, elk and moose), fish, and trap.
Tiger is survived by his wife Grace of Willamina; two sons, Ray of Dallas, Ore., and Lee of Willamina, Ore.; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; five brothers, Gordon K. of Salem, Ore., Arthur (Peggy) of St. Paul, Noble (Margie) of Eugene, Ore., Edwin of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Ervin of Iron River, Mich.; and two sisters, Marcella (Vern) Frank of Paynesville and Evelyn Smith of Susquehanna, Pa.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; five brothers, Elmer, Harold, Oliver, Norman and Clifford; and two sisters, Mabel Grochow and Adeline Peters.