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Alvina Scheierl, 99, Paynesville
Alvina Scheierl, 99, of Paynesville died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Washburne Court in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville.

Alvina was born on Oct. 21, 1914, to William and Luisa (Donath) Albrecht in Paynesville.

She married Sylvester "Pete" Scheierl on Nov. 2, 1946, in Paynesville. Together, they farmed in Union Grove Township in Meeker County all their married lives. Their union lasted until Pete's death in 1971.

Alvina is survived by her son, Gary (Linda) of Paynesville, two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and a great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sylvester "Pete;" son, Dennis; sisters, Ada Engelbretson, Dora Bardson, and Mathilda Gale; and brothers, Edward, Fredrick, Herbert "Dick," and Wilhelm Albrecht.


Melvin Klein, 76, Austin, Texas
Melvin Klein, 76, of Austin, Texas, died on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Mel was surrounded by family at his death and has requested no service.

Melvin Klein was born on July 5, 1938. He was raised in Albany by his parents, Joseph and Veronica (Rakotz) Klein.

Mel found his life long-partner and married Karleen (Clark) in 1959. They settled in Paynesville and later moved to Austin, Texas.

Mel was a chemical dependency counselor and a longtime member of AA. He dedicated his professional and personal life to helping other recovering addicts.

Mel is survived by his wife, Karleen; four daughters, Genia Klein of Pflugerville, Texas, Julie (Bill) Madigan of Eden Valley, Donna McClelland (Ken Chase) of St. Cloud, and Laura Klein (Lee Poplinski) of Bastrop, Texas; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brothers Virgil and Eugene Klein.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Jackie, and Joe Klein; five sisters, Judy, Valeria Douvier, Lucille Nelson, LaVerne Birr, and Mary Lou Phillips; and two grandsons.

There is no need for any donations, but if you like, support your local hospice organization, as Hospice Austin helped with wonderful care for Mel to the end.


Tony Werlinger, 71, Bloomington
Anton "Tony" C. Werlinger, 71, of Bloomington, and formerly of Paynesville, died on Friday, Sept. 26, at Founders Ridge in Bloomington.

His funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Entombment will be at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5-8 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville and will continue one hour prior to the service on Saturday.


Daniel Hoffenkamp, 45, Hawick
Daniel A. Hoffenkamp, 45, of Hawick died on Thursday, Sept. 18, from injuries sustained in motorcycle accident near Milbank, S.D.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Zion-Irving Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Daniel Arthur Hoffenkamp was born on May 19, 1969, in Paynesville to Harlan and Audrey (Gertz) Hoffenkamp.

He grew up and received his education in Atwater, graduating in 1987.

He owned and operated a farm in rural Hawick, worked at a fertilizer plant, and laid cable with his brother, Rick. Daniel also owned and operated Hoffenkamp Enterprises in which he built roads, dug ditches, installed farm tiling, did scrapper work, custom combining, and other odd jobs. He was known to always finish the job.

He is survived by six children, Sam and Brandi of Paynesville, Damayia of South Dakota, Josette of South Dakota, and Daisy and Delilah of Woodlake; brother, David Hoffenkamp of Atwater; sisters, Connie Hemingson of Paynesville and Michelle Hoffenkamp-Weiss of Eden Valley; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ricky.


Theresa Lieser, 94, Paynesville
Theresa Lieser, 94, of Paynesville died on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Washburne Court in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 22, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Theresa was born on Oct. 15, 1919, to John and Angela (Koetter) Dingmann in Farming Township.

She married Roman P. Lieser on Aug. 15, 1941, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Farming. Together, they raised nine children on their farm in Paynesville. Their union lasted until Roman's death in 1989.

Theresa is survived by her children, Vern (Jane) of Anoka, James of Arizona, David (Karen) of Montevideo, Michael (Linda) of Texas, Steve (Doris) of Paynesville, Joleen (Allen) Miller of Washington D.C., and Annette (Paul) Goff of Circle Pines; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law; and brother, Ambrose Dingmann of Belgrade.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roman; sons, Terry (1996) and Dennis (2006); brothers, Gregor, Lawrence, Alphonse, Clemens, and Leonard Dingmann; and sisters, Martha Mehr, Emma Olmscheid, Sr., Walburga Dingmann, OSB, Sr. Angela Dingmann, OSB, and Barbara Theis.

Memorials are preferred.


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