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Frances Brossard, 89, Paynesville
Frances M. Brossard, 89, of Paynesville died on Wednesday, April 9, at the St. Benedict's Senior Community in St. Cloud.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 14, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery.

Frances was born on April 1, 1925, to Math and Barbra (Hurth) Lang in Roscoe. She grew up on the family farm near Pirz Lake.

She married Delmar "Buddy" Brossard on Aug. 11, 1945, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.

They lived on a turkey farm near Paynesville and farmed for Koronis Mills Turkeys.

After retirement, they moved into Paynesville. Their union lasted until Buddy's death in 2008.

Frances is survived by her children, Roger (Dorothy) of Paynesville, Curtis (Nancy) of Alta Loma, Calif., and Nancy (Herb) Mueller of New London; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sister, Marie Schaefer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Buddy; brothers, Benny and Math Lang; and sisters, Susan Kascht, Christine Ramler, Betty VanHorik, Theresa Liestman, and Ceil Theis.


Lois Runge, 81, Paynesville
Lois J. Runge, 81, of Paynesville died on Wednesday, April 9, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

A funeral service was held on Monday, April 14, at Payne-sville Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Lois Jean Runge was born on July 12, 1932, to Ralph H. and Helen L. (Moss) Runge in St. James.

She grew up in St. James, where she attended elementary school and graduated from St. James High School.

Lois attended college at St. Olaf, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in music education.

Lois moved to Thief River Falls, where she worked for the high school as a music teacher.

She decided to further her education and moved to New York, where she enrolled at Columbia University. Lois completed her education with a master's degree in library science.

Lois then moved to Hibbing, Minn., where she worked as a librarian at Hibbing High School for the remainder of her career.

After her retirement, Lois moved to Rice Lake, near Paynesville. She was able to live in her retirement home until her death.

Lois is survived by her aunt, Ione (Eugene) Stine; many cousins; and her church family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Helen.


Donald Ziemer, 75, New London
Donald L. Ziemer, 75, of New London, died on Thursday, April 10, at his home surrounded by family.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 15, at Crow River Lutheran Church in rural Belgrade. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Donald Leo Ziemer was born on May 31, 1938, to Leo and Ruby (Campbell) Ziemer in Ceylon.

He grew up in Ceylon, where he attended school, graduating in 1956. He continued his education at St. Cloud State.

On May 21, 1960, Don married Louise Maurer in Paynesville. To this union, four sons and a daughter were born. They shared 53 years of marriage.

They lived in Paynesville for a year before moving to their rural New London farm.

Don worked for Midwest Breeders Association as an A.I. tech., serving many area farmers for several years.

In 1968, Don began auctioneering, and, in 1992, began Ziemer Family Auctioneering Services. He he was very proud that all his children helped with the business.

Donald is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Mark (Lori) Ziemer of New London, Brian (Shelly) Ziemer of New London, Scott Ziemer of Bloomington, Todd (Krista) Ziemer of Sauk Centre, and Susan Swanson of New London; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandsons; brother, Percy Ziemer of Belgrade; dog, Pooh; and many other relatives.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother and an infant sister; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law.


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