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John "Jack" Binsfeld, 80
John R. "Jack" Binsfeld, 80, of Paynesville passed away Monday, March 19, 2018, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 and after 10 a.m. on Thursday, both at St. Louis Catholic Church. Jack was born on Dec. 30, 1937, in Richmond to Robert and Teresa (Arnold) Binsfeld. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958. He married Florence Knisley on Oct. 3, 1959, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Eden Valley. In 1974, he owned and operated Koronis Tire in Paynesville until his retirement. Jack was active in the communities he lived in. He was a member of the Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department, Paynesville American Legion Post #271, and St. Louis Knights of Columbus Council #3820. He also served on the boards of the Paynesville Economic Development, Koronis Hills Golf Course, and St. Louis Catholic Church, as well as many more. Jack is survived by his wife of 58 years, Florence; children: Dan (Janet) of Paynesville, Donna (Mark) of St. Cloud, Dave (Suzy) of Litchfield, and Andrew (Kim) of Paynesville; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: James, Lois Grunewaldt, Mary DeMorrett, Betty Benjamin, Gerald, Don, and Dorothy Bistodeau. Preceding Jack in death were his parents and siblings Joanne, Dick, and Kay. Memorials are preferred to the St. Louis Catholic Church or the R.O.S.E Center.
Dolores Luella (Weidner) Braun, 85, formerly of Eden Valley, passed away on Friday, March 16, at Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Aaron Nett will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Eden Valley. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home followed by Christian Women praying. Dolores was born on July 1, 1932, in Regal, Minn. to Margaret (Peters) and Robert Weidner. She graduated from Belgrade High School in 1950, briefly attended St. Cloud Teacher’s College, and then worked at the St. Cloud National Bank before marrying Lee Braun in 1955. Dolores and Lee took over the Braun family farm in Regal for a number of years before moving to a farm outside of Eden Valley in 1966. Despite being a "city girl," Dolores adapted quickly to country life. She worked hard on the farm while raising 10 children, all the while tending to a huge vegetable garden, making meals from scratch, and sewing many of her children’s clothing. In fact, for the baptism of her ninth child Jill, she found the time and energy to sew identical dresses for her four other daughters! She was also famous for baking endless loaves of bread, an item that was often found on her grandchildren’s Christmas lists. She also found time to be active in her community. She was a member of the Catholic Church, playing the organ for mass in Regal and Eden Valley, and holding offices for organizations such as the Christian Mothers and the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Dolores drove a school bus for the EV-W School District for nearly 20 years, and then in her mid-50s began working as a bookkeeper for parishes in Roscoe, Spring Hill, Lake Henry, and eventually in Zimmerman. Known as "Blondie" to her siblings, "Aunt Lorse" to her nieces and nephews, "Ma Lingers" to her children, and "Farm Grandma" to her grandchildren, she was gregarious and had a great sense of humor, which she passed along to her children. She passed down a number of other things as well, including her left-handedness and love of music and sports. Her interest in sports began in her youth when she pitched for her kitten ball team and continued into adulthood as she played croquet, horseshoes, ping pong, and volleyball with her kids all summer long. She also bowled in a league throughout the winter, and religiously cheered on the Minnesota Twins year after year. Despite limited discretionary money, she made sure her children had opportunities to take piano lessons and play an instrument in the band. Whether she was playing Montavani on the record player or singing with her daughters while doing the dishes, music was always a part of the Braun household. Perhaps her most significant gift to her children was her quiet strength. Never one to complain, Dolores remained steadfast through some tough times over the course of her life, including surviving a house fire with three very young children, becoming a widow in her mid-50s, and losing part of her leg to diabetes. She had an uncanny ability to bounce back, move forward, and even laugh. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee; and siblings: Marcy Schleper, Charlie Weidner, and Rose Marie Schleper. She is survived by her 10 children: Doug (Carole) of Richmond, Christine of Waite Park, Tony (Lisa) of Sauk Rapids, Mark of Sartell, Susan (Sue) of Rochester, Joan (Jen) of Minneapolis, Peter (Sandy) of Savage, Mary (Greg) of Portland, Ore., Jill (Aaron) of Redlands, Calif., and Richard of Eden Valley; 19 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and three siblings: Tom Weidner of Regal; Sr. Beverly Weidner, OSF, of Madison, Miss.; and Sr. Mary Weidner, OSB, of St. Joseph, Minn. Memorials to Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict (St. Joseph, Minn.), Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minn., or the charity of your choice are preferred.
Joyce June Magnuson, 83, of Atwater died on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the Belgrade Nursing Home. Her memorial service was held on Saturday, March 17, at Zion Irving Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. Burial was at the church cemetery. Joyce was born on June 20, 1934, in Paynesville, to Milton and Alice (Nelson) Nehring. She married Archie Magnuson on Feb. 16, 1956. Joyce worked side by side with Archie on their family farm near Atwater. She enjoyed dancing, fishing, caring for animals, cooking, and finding treasures at garage sales. Joyce was a member of the Ladies Aid at Zion Irving Lutheran Church. Joyce is survived by her sons, Randy of Atwater and James of New London; and her niece, Rebecca Nehring. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings: Cliff Nehring, Lloyd Nehring, and Ruby O’Hair. Services are entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in New London.
Faye Eleanor Schultz of Paynesville, formerly of St. Cloud, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the Paynesville Hospital. Her memorial service will be on Saturday, March 24, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Visitation will be held at 12 noon with service to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Zion Cemetery near Paynesville. Faye was born on Aug. 16, 1930, in Paynesville. She was the daughter of Pete and Lola Anderson. She grew up in Paynesville. After working as a secretary in Minneapolis, Faye was united in marriage to Willard "Bill" E. Schultz Jr. Faye and Bill were blessed with a daughter and a son. The family resided in St. Cloud for 33 years, where Faye worked 26 years for J.C. Penney. Bill and Faye moved to Paynesville upon retirement. Faye was the world's best grandmother, and she was especially devoted to Kellan Olsen her two-year-old great-grandson. Faye loved spending time with her family, friends, and neighbors. Faye is survived by daughter, Jacqueline (Mark) Phillips; daughter-in-law, Mich Schultz; grandchildren: Marisa (Andrew) Olsen, Kiera (Ben) Olson, Chase Phillips, and Mikaela and Mia Schultz; and great-grandson, Kellan Olsen. Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and son, Thomas. Services are entrusted to Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home.
Marguerite Susan Flanders, 94, of Paynesville, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Koronis Manor in Paynesville. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 19, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial was at Burr Oak Cemetery in rural Grove City. Marguerite was born on April 24, 1923, in Richmond. She was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Menden) Hennen. She grew up on the family farm near Richmond where she went to a small country school close to her farm. She went on to Paynesville High School where she graduated with the Class of 1940. After high school, Marguerite worked at the Paynesville Creamery. On Feb. 27, 1946, Marguerite was united in marriage to Roger Flanders at the St. Louis Catholic Church Parsonage in Paynesville. This union was blessed with four sons and two daughters. The family made their home in rural Grove City where they took over the Flanders family farm. In 1978, the couple retired and built a new home on the farm. On Nov. 8, 2006, Roger passed away. They shared in 60 years of marriage before his death. Marguerite was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville and the SWAPS Club. She enjoyed baking and cooking – she was known for her bread and always having chocolate chip cookies in her freezer. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, cross stitching, crocheting, driving their horse and buggy, and traveling after their retirement. Marguerite’s life was centered around her family. When her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Marguerite became her caretaker. She loved spending time with her family – she especially cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children: Rick (Sandy) of Paynesville, Randy (Mary) of Paynesville, and Linda (Randy) Frieler of Greenwald; daughter-in-law, Mona Flanders Tunistra of New Hope; son-in-law, Lloyd (Sandy) Schlumbohm of Rock Valley, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren, plus one on the way. She is also survived by her sisters: Dorothy Brixius, Alice Scheierl, and Katy Krammer; and her sister-in-law, Lorraine Hennen. Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger; son, Ronald; daughter, LaVon Schlumbohm; an infant son; son-in-law, Larry Tunistra; grandson, Kevin; brothers, Richard and Oswald Hennen; and sisters, Ida Schriefels and Rosemary Goble.
Irma J. Kascht, 75, of Paynesville, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Burial will take place in the Parish Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 19, and after 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Louis Catholic Church. Irma was born on Oct. 6, 1942, in Portales, N.M., to Warren and Imogene (Wright) Green. She married James O. Kascht on May 2, 1960, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. They resided in Amarillo, Texas while James was in the Air Force. They returned to Paynesville in 1962. Together they dairy farmed for 35 years, retiring in 1998. Irma was a homemaker all of her life, as well as helping on the family farm. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Irma enjoyed reading, sewing, scrapbooking, doll collecting, and playing scrabble. Her greatest joy was all the time spent with her family. She is survived by her children: Terry (Don) Vait of Clearwater, Jessica Kosbau of Fairfax, Va., Mike (Sheila) Kascht, David Kascht, Rachel (Troy) Gilbertson, Barb (Lee) Lund, and Bonnie Kascht all of Paynesville; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Irma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James in 2015; daughter, Jackie McAnarney in 2014; and granddaughter, Kayla Dawn Kascht in 1994. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.
Leroy Warren Herzog, 90, of Paynesville, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Paynesville Area Hospital. A visitation was held on Tuesday, March 13, at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Burial will be in Paynesville Cemetery. Leroy was born on June 8, 1927, in Wanamingo. He was the son of Vivian and Marie (Brislance) Herzog. He attended Paynesville High School, graduating in 1945. On Sept. 18, 1948, Leroy was united in marriage to Virginia Peterson at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. They made their home in North Dakota, Bemidji, and Montana before moving to Brooklyn Park in 1962, where he worked as a manager for JCPenny. Leroy retired in 1987, and they moved to Paynesville. He worked at Koronis Hills Golf Course, and wintered in Arizona. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, golf, and his blue birds. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Virginia; children:Valerie Miller, Gregg (Sandy) Herzog, Holly (Bill) Bernstein, and Tamara Herzog (Bill); eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and twin brother, Leslie (Pat) Herzog. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and a brother.
Julia Lucille Atwood, 89, of Paynesville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Colonial Manor in Golden Valley, Minn. Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial will be at Paynesville Cemetery. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Julia was born on Dec. 2, 1928, in Madge, Wis. She was the daughter of Joseph Robert and Alma Elvira (Friese) Mott. She grew up in Sarona, Wis. where she received her education. On June 7, 1947, Julia was united in marriage to John L. Atwood at the Methodist Church in Hudson, Wis. This union was blessed with two daughters and two sons. The family made their home in Chetek, Wis., Sarona, Wis., Northfield, New Prague, and Litchfield, before settling in Paynesville. On Jan. 3, 2015, John died. They shared in 67 years of marriage before his death. Julia was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. She volunteered there in many capacities. Julia also volunteered as a fire warden for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, canning, feeding birds, going on RV trips, fishing, and square dancing. For many years Julia enjoyed the company of her beloved cat Sweetie Pie. Julia will be remembered as a wonderful homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her children: Merrilee North of Brooklyn Park, Merrilyn Downs of Minneapolis, John R. of Minneapolis, and Barry of Delano; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Julia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; one brother; and three sisters. Services are entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville.
David M. Kent, 80, of Paynesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 10, at Nordland Lutheran Church. Jacob Holck officiated. David was born on Aug. 14, 1937, to Sigfred and Cecelia (Holmgren) Kent in New Ulm, Minn. David graduated from Gibbon High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Jean Johnson on Oct. 26, 1957, at Clear Lake Lutheran Church in Gibbon. David was a second generation beef, hog, and crop farmer, working alongside his brother Ralph on the family farm in Gibbon. David was a member of the Gibbon Sportsman’s Club and the Gibbon Farmer’s Elevator, where he served on their board. He was also a member and served on the council for Augustana Lutheran Church in Gibbon. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a quiet man with a quick wit, who loved spending time with his family. David was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, and golfing. He also enjoyed watching sports and Westerns on TV. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of 60 years; children: Amy (Gary) Walter of Owatonna, Bruce (Karla) of Eagan, Craig "Sam" of Richmond, and Darcy (Jill) of Eagan; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings: Edna Sandquist of New Ulm, and Elaine Savela of Fairfax: sister-in-law, Kathy Kent, of Gibbon; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. David is preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Kenneth, LuVerne, and Ralph; daughter-in-law, Rachel Kent; and brothers-in-law: Roy Arlandson, Don Sandquist, and Wilbur Savela.
Kevin H. Hemmesch, 67, of Sauk Rapids, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, due to complications related to a lung transplant. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. Reverend Ralph Zimmerman officiated. Interment will take place in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls, with full military honors at a later date. Kevin was born on Nov. 1, 1950, in Paynesville, to Paul and Irene (Schmitz) Hemmesch. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Paynesville High School in 1968. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, he served in the United States Army from 1972 to 1974. He married Mary O’Neil on July 28, 1973, in Foreston. He was a math teacher at Royalton High School and later at Sauk Rapids High School, retiring in 2008 after 33 years of teaching. He will also be remembered as the Voice of the Royals and the Voice of the Storm. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, attending music concerts, and spending time with his grandchildren. Kevin is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Eric (Marie) of Woodbury; daughter, Stacy (Jordan) Mancini of Sartell; and grandchildren: Isaac, Madison, Jack, and Ben. He is also survived by his siblings: Ken (Jane) of St. Cloud, Donna Ahrens of Paynesville, LaVon Gustafson (Ray) of New London, Bev (Patrick) of Minnetonka, Keith (Sandy) of Paynesville, Craig (Jody) of Elk River, Paula Jo Davis (Brad) of Elk River, Kurt (Bonnie) of Cold Spring, and Kellan (Shelly) of Sartell; sister-in-law, Pat of Bloomington; as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceding Kevin in death were his parents; brother, Con; infant brother, Kernan; and brothers-in-law, Chuck Gustafson and Lew Ahrens. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers, and a donation will be made to organ transplant research and to provide financial assistance to transplant families.
Mary Jean Hahn, 78, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Hayward, Calif. She was born on March 7, 1939, in Willmar, and grew up on a farm in Paynesville. Mary Jean was an amazing woman who gave selflessly to her family, the Oak Park neighborhood, the Paynesville community, and anyone in need of compassion. Mary Jean’s wish was to have her service at the Oak Park United Methodist Church, and to have a party in McClatchy Park. The memorial service is planned for Friday, March 9, at 1 p.m., at the Oak Park United Methodist Church (3600 Broadway, Sacramento, Calif.), and a party will immediately follow at McClatchy Park. Mary Jean is survived by her brother, Michael Behr; three children: Timothy Hahn, Martha Hahn, and Daniel Hahn; step-son, Rene Castle; grandchildren: Francesca Hahn, Faith Hahn, Meghan Goveia, and Julie Castle; as well as a nephew; nieces; and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Philip Behr; mother, Dorothy Behr; husband, Kenneth Hahn; husband, Glenn Castle, Jr.; and step-son, Chris Castle. In lieu of flowers, please donate to www.cityofrefugesac.com in honor of Mary Jean Hahn.
Don E. Haines passed away on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home-Roseville (2130 North Dale Street, Roseville, Minn.). Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. A 1963 PHS grad, he was a retired treasury agent and United States Army sergeant. Don was an avid golfer, reader, lover of history, dogs, and hunting. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy; son, Eric (Kristin); daughter, Shannon (Sonny) Piekarz; grandchildren: Tyler (Doug) Stanek, Breana Piekarz, Danielle Haines, and Mack Haines; great-granddaughter, Reese Stanek; brother, Bill (Deb); and many other relatives and friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Pearl. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.
Viola Nelson-Driste, 94, of Paynesville, died on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at her home in Paynesville. A funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 23, at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. Burial was at the church cemetery. Services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Viola was born on March 11, 1923, at the family farm near Regal, to Ed and Amanda (Biermann) Beier. She was baptized at the Rural Grove Church and confirmed at the E.U.B. Church in Paynesville. Viola grew up on the family farm, where she attended District 30 country school and later attended Belgrade High School. After high school, she worked at Lakeland Hotel in Willmar for two years, and then for many summers at the Koronis Assembly Grounds. On Nov. 7, 1945, Viola was united in marriage to Rudolph Nelson. This union was blessed with a daughter and a son. The family made their home on the Nelson Farm near Lake Koronis. They were married for 30 years before Rudolph died in 1975. On Feb. 17, 1996, Viola was united in marriage to Harry Driste. They made their home on Rice Lake. In 2001, they moved to their retirement home in Paynesville. Together they enjoyed traveling the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. Harry died on June 3, 2012. They shared in 16 years of marriage before his death. Viola currently enjoyed living at Stearns Place in Paynesville. She was a faithful member of Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. She was active there as a Sunday school teacher, superintendent, and in the NLCW. Viola was also a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, member of the Koronis Homemakers Club, Senior Citizens Club, and a 4-H leader. She enjoyed traveling, doing crafts and puzzles, and flower gardening. Viola’s family was the center of her life and she cherished every moment she spent with them – especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children, James (Rayanne) of Minneapolis, and Judith (Mike) Deadrick of Paynesville; three grandchildren: Mindy (Don) Douglas, Jeremy Deadrick, and Dorsey (Patrick) Gast; five great-grandchildren: Jillian Douglas, Olivia, Murren, Elias, and Catherine Viola Gast; and many nieces and nephews. Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and brothers: Embert, Alvin, Victor, Ormand, and Everett Beier.
Norma J. Mathison, 81, of Menagha, Minn., passed away on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menagha. Norma was born on Aug. 19, 1936, to Lewis and Olga Larson. She attended school in New London. On Oct. 17, 1953, she was united in marriage to Harold Mathison, at the Baptist Church in Paynesville. They lived in Paynesville and Park Rapids through out their life together, and enjoyed winters in Texas. She waitressed for 52 years at various local restaurants. She is survived by her husband Harold; children, Larry (Jan) Mathison of Paynesville and Todd Mathison of Belle Plain; grandson, Chad (Janelle) Mathison of Menagha; daughter-in-law, Kathy Mauer of Menagha; sister, Pat Sorenson of Paynesville; three great-grandchildren: Jocelyn, Eleanor, and Oliver of Menagha; three nieces; and nine nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harvey Larson; sisters: Genore Bork, Lenore Kiether, and Arlys Person; and son, Danny Mathison. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Rose Mary Kortan, 90 of Pzzzzaynesville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Koronis Manor in Paynesville. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, February 21, at 11 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Rev Glenn Krystosek and Rev. Richard Leisen will concelebrate. Burial will be in St. Louis Parish Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday morning after 10 a.m. at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Daniel Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Rose was born on Sept. 27, 1927, in Sauk Centre, to Frank and Rose (Haskamp) Wiener. She married Elmer Eveslage in 1950 at the age of 22. The couple lived in many places and finally settled down and built a new house in Paynesville. Elmer died unexpectedly on June 6, 1987. Rose became the housekeeper for Rev. Richard Leisen for over 23 years. On July 18, 1993, she married George Kortan. They were married for 21 years before he passed away. Rose was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Christian Women, American Legion Auxiliary, and was a St. Louis choir member for 56 years. Rose kept busy making baptismal gowns for St. Louis Parish. Survivors include her children, Tom Eveslage (Linda) of New London, and Cindy Blank (Tom) of Casa Grande, Ariz.; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Paul Wiener (Fran) of Georgetown, Texas, and Jim Wiener; and sister, Alverna Meyer (Kenny) of Sauk Centre; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; brothers: Tony, Herb, Jack, Reuben, and Alphonse Wiener; and sisters, Theresa Froseth and Irene Gritzmacher.
Arlene "Shyne" Danielson, 95, of Watkins passed away on Jan. 22, 2018, at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. Arlene was born on March 31, 1922, to Ed and Ruby (Topp) Mortenson, at their farm, south of Manannah. Arlene was raised in the Manannah area and graduated from Litchfield High School. Arlene married Burton Danielson on July 23, 1942, in California. They were married for 62 years and were blessed with three sons. Arlene and Burton owned and operated the Hilltop Tavern in Manannah for 36 years until retiring in 1985. Arlene loved to get her fingers in the dirt and grow beautiful flowers. She sewed quilts for all the grandchildren, crocheted lovely doilies, and especially enjoyed painting pictures and the wooden crafts created by Burton. Arlene always cheered on her Minnesota Twins, enjoyed dancing to country music, and taking an occasional trip to Morton. She was a 59-year member of the Eden Valley Legion Auxiliary. She also loved to travel and was a fantastic cook and baker. Arlene shared an encouraging and optimistic spirit with everyone she encountered. Arlene is survived by her sons: William (Sandi) of Atwater, Richard (Phyllis) of Hutchinson, and David (Barb) of Paynesville; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Burton in 2004; parents and step-father, Clarence Arbogast; brother, Everett Mortenson; half-brother, Vernon Arbogast; and half-sisters, Lorraine Berg and Shirley Warren. God Bless her memory. The family would like to thank Hilltop Care Center and staff for their loving care of Arlene. A celebration of life is being planned for spring.
Marilyn I. Moser, 81, of Cold Spring (formerly of Eden Valley), passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Feb. 2, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Rev. Aaron Nett officiated, and burial was in the parish cemetery. Marilyn was born on April 8, 1936, in Jacobs Prairie, to Alex and Emily (Neutgens) Phillipp. She married Robert J. Moser on June 6, 1956, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Marilyn worked as a home health care aid for Meeker County for many years. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Assumption Christian Women, and Eden Valley American Legion Post #381 Auxiliary. Marilyn enjoyed gardening, cutting wood, knitting, crocheting, and fishing. She was a caring, loving, compassionate, and kind woman who walked strongly in her faith and prayed the rosary daily. She was patriotic, and was especially proud of her family that served in the military. Marilyn loved driving the tractor and combine on the farm, as well as taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her children: Ann (Deron) Callis of Memphis, Ind., Wanda (Dan) Reiter of Eden Valley, Sue (Tim) Weiss of Litchfield, Sandy (Dan) Jost of Richmond, Connie Moser (Roger Holthaus) of Richmond, and Mike (Sara) Moser of Cold Spring; daughter-in-law, Julie Moser of Mattoon, Ill.; brother and sisters: Eldred Phillipp of Paynesville, Henrietta Phillipp of Eden Valley, and Jeanette (Lynn) Seaton of St. Stephen; fourteen grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert on Aug. 16, 2010; and sons: John, Tom, and Steve.