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Marian Jones, 82, Paynesville
Marian Jones, 82, of rural Paynesville died on Thursday, Sept. 11, at Glencoe Regional Healthcare Service Long Term Care.

Her funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at St. John Lutheran Church in Atwater. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery in Hawick.

Marian Delores Jones was born on Feb. 24, 1932, to Alfred and Edna (Roggow) Hintz in Litchfield. Growing up, she lived in rural Grove City.

Marian was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. John Lutheran Church. She attended elementary school at St. John Lutheran parochial school.

On June 11, 1949, Marian married Milton Jones. After their marriage, they lived on the family farm in Union Grove Township.

Marian and Milton moved to Grand Meadows Senior Living in 2010 and to long- term care in 2011.

Marian and Milton were blessed with four children and over 63 years of marriage before Milton passed away in May 2013.

Marian is survived by her children, Rose (Leslie) Overman of Slayton, Neal (Inez) Jones of Paynesville, and Randy (Mavis) Jones of Winsted; a daughter-in-law; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milton; son, Timothy (March 22, 2010); and siblings, Everett Hintz, Margaret Hanson, and Lucille Mahn.

Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer's research, to the American Cancer Society, or to St. John Lutheran Church in Atwater.

Frieda Bachman, 89, Northfield
Frieda Bachman, 89, died on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Northfield Evangelical Free Church. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Frieda Eldora Brown Bachman was born on Sept. 2, 1924, to Leon and Minnie (Rogers) Brown in Litchfield. She was raised in west central Minnesota, and following her education, worked a variety of jobs.

She married Lawrence Bachman on July 28, 1945, in Cosmos. After marriage, they farmed at Rosendale for a few years until moving to a farm in rural Paynesville.

In 1974, they moved into Paynesville. Lawrence passed away in 1979.

Over the years, Frieda worked at Fingerhut, Wonderall, and the Paynesville Hospital.

In 1995, she moved to Northfield.

In her 80s, Frieda decided to go back to work and worked at Subway until retiring at age 88!

Frieda is survived by her children, Gary (Marie) Bachman of Cold Spring, Sherry Waller of Belgrade, Mary (Elroy) Thorson of Blaine, Lori Bachman of Menominee, Wis., and Robin (TJ) Heinricy of Northfield; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Blanche Wolfe of Kansas City; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; son, Glen; son-in-law, Lee Waller; a granddaughter; three grandchildren in infancy; parents; sister, Florence; and brother, Buck.

Richard McCann, 75, Manannah
Richard "Dick" McCann, 75, of Manannah died on Friday, Aug. 29, at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Dick was born on March 11, 1939, to Michael and Loretta (McIntee) McCann in Manannah.

He married Evelin Boyer on Sept. 29, 1958, at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Their union lasted until Evelin's death in 1998.

He lived and farmed in the Manannah area for most of his life and also retired from Frigidaire in St. Cloud after working there for 14 years.

He moved into Eden Valley in 2010.

Dick is survived by his children, Deb (Allan) Lang of Eden Valley; John (Jackie) McCann of Grove City; Julann (Barry) Albright of Paynesville; Barb (Rick) Laidlaw of Grove City; Richard (Stacy Eggersgluess) McCann of Eden Valley; Mary (Tim Phillipp) McCann of Eden Valley; and Bill (Terri) McCann of Eden Valley; daughter-in-law, Jolene McCann of North Carolina; sisters, Betty Asfeld of Sauk Centre and Rosie Weldon of Osakis; 23 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evelin; son, Joseph; a grandson; brothers, Frank and Eugene; and sister, Lorraine Binsfeld.

Lyla Pramann, 92, Kimball
Lyla M. Pramann, 92, of Kimball died on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Heritage House of Kimball.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, Sept. 4, at Zion United Methodist Church in South Haven with Rev. Ruth Hograbe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Lyla Marcella Pramann was born on Oct. 14, 1921, to Gustave and Elsie (Baumann) Schoenherr in Paynesville.

She married Maurice Pramann on Oct. 3, 1940, at the Schoenherr family farm in Paynesville. Lyla and Maurice lived and farmed in South Haven until moving to Buffalo in 1970.

Lyla worked as a farm wife and as a cook at Madden's Nursing Home in South Haven, and she sewed for Fingerhut in St. Cloud.

Lyla is survived by her children, Delores (David) Compton of Rockford, David (Kaye) Pramann of Buffalo, Neal Pramann of Foley, and Donna (Gary) Olson of Litchfield; sister-in-law, Delores Schoenherr; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandson; five brothers, Benjamin, Rueben, Gustave, John, and Oscar Schoenherr; and sister, Viola Hanson.

Lenore Miller, 67, Plymouth
Lenore M. Miller, 67, of Plymouth died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at her home after battling cancer.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Gearty-Delmore Chapel in Plymouth.

Lenore was born on Nov. 3, 1946, in Slayton, Minn., to Bert and Irene (Knutson) Sandberg.

She graduated from Slayton High School in 1964 and the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1965. She then worked as a lab tech in Paynesville.

Lenore married Michael Milinkovich in 1968. They lived in Minneapolis, Nevada, Missouri, and then again in Minneapolis.

In 1974, Lenore moved to Sleepy Eye and began working for Sleepy Eye Hospital and Clinic.

In November 1975, she married David Martine, moved to the farm, reduced her clinic hours, and enjoyed raising her four children.

David died in 1983, and she returned full-time at the clinic until moving to Plymouth in 1987, where she worked in a variety of medical capacities.

In 1994 Lenore married Jody Miller and also found her true calling, teaching.

She retired in 2012 from Wright County Technical College in Buffalo, where she loved teaching and shaping young minds for 18 years.

Lenore is survived by her husband, Jody Miller; daughters, Becky (Scott) Frenzel and Adrea (Joe) Beres; sons, Jim (Amy) Milinkovich and Nathan (Jenni) Martine; nine grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Willen and Leone Quigley; and many other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, and a brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Mathew Lahr, 90, Eden Valley
Mathew "Math" W. Lahr, 90, of Eden Valley died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Cherrywood Advanced Living in Richmond.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 1, at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Rev. Brian Mandel officiated, and burial was in the parish cemetery.

Math, one of fourteen children, was born on Oct. 16, 1923, to Math and Mary (Kinzer) Lahr in Richmond.

He worked on the family farm. He later served in the Air Force during WWII and was honorably discharged. While Math was waiting to be deployed overseas for a land invasion of Europe, United States action against Japan ended the war. Things could have been very different for him had he gone.

Math married Caroline Scheierl on April 15, 1950, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. He and Caroline farmed in the Grove City area until buying their farm near Manannah.

After retiring in 1995, they rented out the land but continued to stay on the farm for many years.

Math enjoyed conversation and talking about current events. Family was the most important thing to him.

On Nov. 1, 2010, Math and Caroline moved to Assumption Court Apartments in Cold Spring, where the pressures of owning a home could at last be relieved. In August 2014, they moved, together (as they had always been), to Cherrywood Advanced Living in Richmond, where Math lived out his final days.

Math is survived by his wife, Caroline; children, Diane Boben of Walker, Mike (Brenda) of Eden Valley, Susan Kelly of Eden Prairie, and Robert of Bloomington; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Lahr; brothers, Art and Clarence; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons-in-law; brothers, John, Marcellus, Roman, Albert, Anton, and Eugene; an infant brother; and sisters, Marie Daher, Irene Arnold, and Luella Lahr. Math will be greatly missed by his family, but they know he is now with God and can live on in peace.

Myrtle Ahrens, 100, Paynesville
Myrtle Ahrens, 100, of Paynesville died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Myrtle was born on Aug. 8, 1914, to Louis and Agnes (Bamburg) Roesner in Lakefield, Minn.

She married Raymond Ahrens on June 28, 1936, in Lakefield. They farmed near Lakefield, and then, in 1956, they moved to a farm near Paynesville. Together, they farmed for many years. Their union lasted until Raymond's death on April 8, 1964.

She moved to her home in Paynesville in 1964.

She will be remembered for her extensive involvement with her family. They all meant the world to her, and she will be missed by all.

She is survived by her children, Roger Ahrens of Paynesville, Jerrine (Jim) Posey of Paynesville, Sheryl Schmiginsky of Paynesville, and Rhonda Wendlandt of Paynesville; daughter-in-law, Donna Ahrens of Paynesville, nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and brother and sisters, Wilda Tallman of Cornell, Wis., Robert Roesner of Redding, Calif., and Reva Kramer of Long Beach, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; son, Lew; a son-in-law; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Memorials are preferred to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley.

Marjorie Gruber, 93, Paynesville
Marjorie Carlson-Gruber, 93, of Paynesville, and formerly of Willmar, died on Wednesday Aug. 27, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Vinje Lutheran Church. Burial was in Calvary Lutheran Cemetery.

Marjorie Theadora Carlson-Gruber was born on March 1, 1921, to Thorwald and Cecelia (Sletten) Thorson in Willmar.

She grew up in Minneapolis, graduated from Central High School in Minneapolis in 1939, and then attended business school in Willmar.

On Nov. 14, 1941, Marjorie married Charles Eldon Carlson, and they made their home in Willmar.

She was employed at Woolworths as a clerk and as a secretary in medical records at Rice Hospital.

In 1960, they moved to a farm near Atwater, and Marjorie worked for Holm Brothers Plumbing and Heating as a secretary and then at Northern Gas Company, retiring in 1986. Eldon died in 1992.

On Sept. 11, 1998, Marjorie married Leo John Gruber, and they made their home in Willmar. She was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church, the Shrine Auxiliary, the Eagles Auxiliary, and the Sons of Norway.

In 2012, they both moved to the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

She is survived by her husband, Leo of Paynesville; one sister, Joyce Arver of Roseville; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous step children, step grandchildren, and step great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Charles Eldon Carlson; two sons, David and Bradley Carlson; and brother, Orrin Thorson.

Rev. Snyder, 83, La Grange, Ky.
Rev. LaVern H. Snyder, 83, of LaGrange, Ky., husband of Peggy Snyder, died on Saturday, Aug. 9, at his residence.

He was born in Paynesville on Dec. 16, 1930, the son of the late Alvin and Minnie Kohler Snyder.

Rev. Snyder had pioneered many churches in Kentucky including Hartford, Versailles, Lexington, and Salem Assembly of God in Pewee Valley, Ky., where he pastored for 39 years.

He was a 1953 graduate of North Central Bible College (now North Central University in Minneapolis) and had served on the Kentucky District Presbytery Board for 43 years along with many other memberships, appointments, and achievements.

Besides his wife of 61 years he leaves to cherish his memory, children, Janice Snyder Ogletree (Eddie) and Timothy Wayne Snyder (Lisa), brother Leslie Snyder (Ruby), and sister-in-law, Lois Snyder. four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by three sisters; Evelyn Nelson, Edith Miller, and Dorothy Harapat, two brothers; Harry Snyder and Herbert Snyder.

A service celebrating Rev. Snyder's life was held on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Salem Assembly of God Church with burial following at Louisville Memorial Gardens East.

Memorials are suggested to Salem Assembly of God Church.

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Edna Brick, 91, Holdingford
Edna M. Brick, 91, of Holdingford, passed away early on Saturday, Aug. 9, with her family at her side.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Church of All Saints - St. Mary in Holdingford.

Fr. David Grundman will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

There will be a visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford and again after 9 a.m. on Thursday at the church. On Wednesday evening there will be parish prayers at 6 p.m. and Christian Mothers will pray the rosary at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Edna (Young) Brick was born Sept. 23, 1922, to Ella (Eiden) and Leo Young. She graduated from St. Cloud Teacher's College.

She married Eugene Brick in October 1947. She taught school most of her adult life, from one and two room school houses to finishing her career teaching fourth grade in Holdingford.

Edna is survived by her children, Jan (Arnie) Wentland and Mary (Mark) Ebnet; her six grandchildren; and her five great-grandchildren.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Eugene.

Larry A. Bollman, 58, Paynesville
Larry Bollman, 58, of Paynesville, died tragically on Monday, Aug. 4, as a result of a motorcycle accident near Milan.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 8, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Pastor Paul Shumaker and Rev. Steven Olson officiated, with interment in the Dassel Community Cemetery.

Larry Allen Bollman was born Aug. 27, 1955, in Litchfield to Arnold and Doris (Dahlgren) Bollman. Larry was a Dassel-Cokato graduate, went on to become a diesel mechanic and was currently working for Centra Care Health Paynesville.

Larry had a love for his children, Ryan and Cyndi. He loved spending time with his friends, fishing, and hunting. He loved to be there to help anyone in need. He loved to tinker with all things mechanical and had a natural gift as a mechanic. He knew how to fix almost everything.

Larry is survived by his two children: Ryan (Amy) Bollman of Annandale, and Cyndi (Bollman) Steinke of Blaine; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold, and infant sister, Janet Mae.

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