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Catherine Hartmann, 64, Paynesville
Catherine E. Hartmann, 64, of Paynesville died on Sunday, May 22, at Glen Oaks Care Center in New London after a well -fought, year-long, battle with cancer.

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Burial will be private at a later date.

Catherine was born on June 25, 1951, to Joseph and Eleanor (Fuchs) Maile in Farming.

She graduated from Albany High School in 1969.

She married Steven James Hartmann on Dec. 5, 1972, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.

Catherine is survived by her husband, Steven Hartmann of Paynesville; son, Robert (Briedget) Hartmann of Grove City; and son. Corey Hartmann of Litchfield; two grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Victor Maile of Avon, William Maile of Avon, Peter Maile of Avon, Donna Birr of Albany, Joseph Maile of Scandia, Josephine Mendez of Arizona, and Edmund Maile of Brainerd; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents.


Orin Hermanson, 96, Paynesville
Orin Irvin Hermanson, 96, formerly of Willmar, died peacefully on Sunday, May 15, at the Paynesville Hospital.

His funeral service was held on Friday, May 20, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery in Kerkhoven.

Orin was born on Feb. 22, 1920, to Reuben and Lizzie (Roslien) Hermanson in Clark, S.D. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

His family moved to the Pennock area, where Orin attended Roosevelt School. His family later moved to Paynesville, where he graduated from Paynesville High School.

Orin furthered his education at the Spartan School of Aeronautics. After his schooling, he joined the U.S. Air Force, where he served from 1943 to 1946, when he was honorably discharged. Orin expressed a deep passion for his country, honoring America at all times.

On Oct. 23, 1949, Orin married LaVon Kuhlman. To this union, two children were born.

During this time, Orin worked at Northwestern Bell, where he was an equipment technician. He worked there for 36 years, retiring in 1982.

He was very active in the community, where he served on the United Way Board, as president of the Diamond Lake Association, as president of Local #7205, and in Communication Workers of America for 15 years. Orin served on the Willmar City Council for 12 years.

He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and friend.

Orin is survived by his children, Rosalyn (Steve) Brown and Lowell (Cindy) Hermanson; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVon (2011); sister, Ruby, a brother-in-law; and his parents.

Memorials are preferred to Bethel Lutheran Church.


Wilfred Braun, 95, Paynesville
Wilfred W. "Bill" Braun, 95, of Paynesville died on Monday, May 2, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, May 6, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial was in St. Anthony's Parish Cemetery in Regal.

Bill was born on Oct. 13, 1920, in Lake Henry Township, becoming the eighth of "five- and-half dozen" children to Christian and Susan (Pung) Braun.

Bill graduated from Belgrade High School in 1938. Bill married Joanne M. Kollar on Oct. 19, 1968, at SS Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Northeast Minneapolis.

The couple owned and operated the Lake Henry Bar and Ballroom until retiring in 1981.

Bill is survived by his wife, Joanne; sister, Olivia Fawcett of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his brothers, Norbert, Henry, Leander, and Gerald, and sisters, Edith, Aurelia Bierschbach, Thecla Narcisse, Mildred Wazlawik, and Hilda Fochs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.


Jane Miller, 94, Paynesville
Jane I. Miller, 94, of Paynesville, died after battling leukemia on Monday, May 2, at her home in Paynesville.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Inurnment will be at Salem Cemetery in rural Paynesville at a later date.

Jane Irene Miller was born on June 28, 1921, in Keewatin, Minn., the daughter of Thomas and Mayme (Foster) Stanton. She grew up in the mining towns of Keewatin and Nashwauk, where she received her elementary school education. Jane went to Nashwauk High School, where she graduated with the Class of 1939.

After high school, she went to Mankato Business College. Following college, she began working at North American Creamery in Paynesville.

On Oct. 1, 1941, Jane was united in marriage to Harvey Miller of Paynesville. They farmed in Zion Township, three miles north of Paynesville, until their retirement when they moved into Paynesville.

Harvey died on Oct. 14, 1988. They shared in 47 years of marriage before his death.

She is survived by her twin sons, Dr. William (Dr. Jeanine Stanis) Miller of Paynesville; Dr. Thomas (Judith) Miller of Buffalo Lake; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; by her brother Thomas Stanton Jr. of Mansfield, Ohio; and by three nieces, including Carol Heitke of Paynesville.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Harriett Oliver; brother, Earle Stanton; and three nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.


Don Wall, 88, Paynesville
Donald R. Wall, 88, of Paynesville died on Wednesday, May 4, at Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, May 9, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Donald Robert Wall was born on Feb. 2, 1928, in New London, the son of Gust and Rose (Harris) Wall. He grew up in New London, where he received his education.

On Sept. 2, 1950, Don was united in marriage to Armella Jaeger at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. This union was blessed with five sons and two daughters.

The family made their home in Paynesville, where Don was a truck driver for Paynesville Produce for 35 years. Until retirement in 1990, he worked for the maintenance department for the City of Paynesville.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Armella (Millie) of Paynesville; children, Jerome (Cindy) Wall of Brooklyn Park, Marian (Roy) Othoudt of Cold Spring, Dennis Wall of Paynesville, Daniel (Lori) Wall of Paynesville, Janet (Daniel) Jaeger of Maple Grove, and Kevin (Tammy) Wall of Paynesville; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary; a great-grandchild; and siblings, Arnold Wall, Mildred Paulson, and Richard Wall.


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