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Arlene Theel, 89, Paynesville
Arlene Ardis Theel, 89, of Paynesville died on Sunday, June 19, at the Koronis Manor Care Center.

An open house celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville.

Arlene was born on March 14, 1927, in Balaton, Minn. She attended Russell Public Schools.

On Feb. 1, 1944, she was united in marriage to Manford Elton Theel. Following this marriage, they resided on the Theel family farm north of Paynesville.

She spent many years as a homemaker before pursuing work outside the home, which included housekeeping at the Koronis Manor and several restaurant positions.

Arlene resided at the Koronis Manor Care Center for the last three years before her passing.

She and Manford were fortunate to celebrate their 70- year wedding anniversary prior to his passing in March 2014.

She is survived by her four children, Allen (Marlene) of Paynesville, Warren (Ruth) of Paynesville; Gloria (Dave) Keene of Preston, Minn., and Steve of Paynesville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and sister, Deloris (John) Hohl of Deming, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother and sister, daughter-in-law, and infant grandson.

Arlene chose to be an anatomical whole body donor, donating her body to the Mayo Clinic for research purposes.


Irene Schindel, 97, Oconto Falls
Irene L. Schindel, 97, of Oconto Falls, Wis., died on Thursday, June 30, at Grancare Nursing Center in Green Bay.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, July 5, at Tabor Methodist Church in Gillett. Burial was in Wanderers Rest Cemetery in Gillett.

Irene was born on Nov. 25, 1918, to Albert and Anna (Gehrke) Heitke in Stearns County.

She grew up in Paynesville, where she graduated from high school.

On Dec. 16, 1939, she married August Schindel in Paynesville. Following their marriage, the couple lived in rural Oconto Falls, where they owned and operated a family farm for 61 years.

She is survived by her six children, Calvin Schindel, Keith (Dorene) Schindel, Grace Schindel, Diane (Harlan) Hansen, James (Cindy) Schindel, and John (Kristie) Schindel; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Monson and Delores Heitke; a sister-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, August (1992); infant son, Dennis Schindel; daughter, Anna Holloway; brother, Clinton Heitke; and sister, Ethel Heitke.


Verlyn Schmidt, 86, Paynesville
Verlyn J. Schmidt, 86, of Paynesville died on Monday, July 4, at the Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.

Memorial services were held on Friday, July 8, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Inurnment, with military honors, was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Verlyn was born on Feb. 10, 1930, to John and Mary (Pfingsten) Schmidt in Eden Valley, Minn.

He married Luella P. Anderson on March 28, 1953, at the Paynesville Methodist Church.

Verlyn served his country in the Unites States Army during the Korean War. He farmed in Eden Lake Township and was later employed by Langmo Farms. He retired in 1982 and moved to Paynesville.

After his retirement, he worked part-time with puppies at AMazeĠn Farmyard.

Verlyn is survived by his wife, Luella; children, Debra of Paynesville, Mary (John) Raskie of Litchfield, and Peter of Litchfield; grandchildren, Melissa, Michael, and Zachary; great-grandchildren, Austen, Faith, and Hope; great-great-granddaughter, Lily; and brother, Paul of Eden Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bonita Gunstrom; and brother, James.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.


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