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Annabelle Krupke, 96, Paynesville
Annabelle Elizabeth (Theel) Krupke, 96, of Paynesville passed away on Dec. 4, 2023, with her son and granddaughter by her side at the Koronis Manor. A memorial service will be held starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Salem Church near Paynesville. Reverend Ric Koehn will preside. Burial will take place at the church cemetery. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the church. Ann was born to Harold Alvin Theel and Bernice Catherine Pinch on Oct. 23, 1927, in Paynesville, Minn. She had 14 siblings: Donald, Carl, Denton, Milton, Lloyd, Floyd, Tom, Fay, Norman, Dorothy, Myron, Victor (Jackie), Andrea, and Judy. Ann married William Adolph Krupke on Feb. 18, 1957, in Tampa, Fla. They had two sons, Darryl and Brady, as well as three stepdaughters, Peggy, Gloria, and Paulette, from William's previous marriage. Ann had a full and happy life. She was an extremely hard worker and all about her family. Ann was a strong determined woman who never stopped moving. She was a role model to her family, showing her strength against life's challenges, and we loved her greatly. Through obstacles or injuries, she never stopped and always showed her spirit. Ann enjoyed building cabins with her husband and splitting time between their place in Florida, cabin on Lake Koronis, and a farm outside of Paynesville. She enjoyed working as a waitress/hostess at Perkins, working at the State Fair for many years, and was the owner of Hilltop Video. After her husband passed, she loved spending time at her place in North Fort Myers, Fla., and coming back to stay with her family in Minnesota for the summers. Some of her favorite hobbies included playing cards, bowling, dancing, playing piano, going to the casino, and visiting friends and family. Always on the move, Ann could be found the last six years roaming the halls of Koronis Manor or trying to sneak off to Casey's! Her fiery personality, white cotton hair, and steely blue eyes will not be forgotten. She left behind a growing family and has made a lasting mark. Annabelle's family would like to extend a special thank you to all her caregivers at Koronis Manor over the years. We appreciate you! Annabelle Elizabeth Theel is survived by her son, Brady; five granddaughters, Nikki Green, Christa Krupke, Alicia (Scott) Varner, Erin Krupke, Shelly Worrel (Scott), and Cami (Brian) Schwantz; and three grandsons, Jay (Kristy) Jones, Chad (Lisa) Renwick, and Cory Renwick. She also has 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and five siblings, Carl (Laura) Theel, Denton Theel, Fay (Eileen) Theel, Norman Theel, and Judy (Theel) Espelund. Her heavenly angels waiting to greet her are her parents, Harold and Bernice Theel; husband, Bill Krupke; son, Darryl Krupke; granddaughters Kayla Krupke and Tiffany (Krupke) Gnirck; and siblings Donald Theel, Lloyd Theel, Floyd Theel, Milton Theel, Tom Theel, Andrea Calendar, Dorothy Theel, Myron Theel, and Jackie Theel. We will always carry your memory in our hearts!

Karen Gruber, 66, Belgrade

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry for Karen M. Gruber, 66, of Belgrade. Karen died on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in her home surrounded by her loving family. Rev. Glenn Krystosek officiated. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 15, and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, both at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Karen was born on Nov. 30, 1957, to Eileen (Kotschevar) and Jerome L. Lieser and grew up on the family farm near Spring Hill, Minn. She was united in marriage on May 26, 1979, to Gary M. Gruber at St. Michael Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Karen and Gary welcomed three daughters into their life: their angel daughter Charlene, Jen, and Tina. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren Mason, Brock, and Karsee Welle and Adley and Kannon Schneider, who loved their "Nana" very very much. Karen was a quiet spirit with a gracious heart. Her love and devotion for her family and friends defined a lifetime of memories for all of us to enjoy. Our only regret is that she was taken too soon. Karen is survived by her husband, Gary; daughters Jen (Zach) Welle and Tina (Ryan) Schneider; brothers Danny Lieser, Gary (Trudy) Lieser, and Mike (Mary) Lieser; and sisters Debbie (Randy) Hemmesch, Diane (Leon) Roelike, Mary (Dan) Hopfer, Doris (Michael) Reinke, and Jodi Carroll. Karen was preceded in death by her parents; her baby daughter Charlene; her brothers Roger and John Lieser; her sister-in-law Michelle "Ma" Lieser; and brother-in-law Bill Carroll.

Robert Terres, 67, Spring Hill

Robert A. "Bobby" Terres, 67, of Spring Hill, passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, April 7, 2024, at the CentraCare Health - Paynesville Hospital in Paynesville, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Rev. Marvin Enneking officiated. Interment was in the parish cemetery. A visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and from 12 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. St. Michael's Men's Society prayed a rosary at 4 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. Robert Terres was born Nov. 26, 1956, in Sauk Centre, Minn., to Jerome and Mary Ann (Meyer) Terres. He attended vocational technical college in St. Cloud from 1975 to 1977 for carpentry. He was united in marriage to Jane Jaeger on April 29, 1978, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Bobby worked as a carpenter until 1982; then he and Jane purchased a farm west of Spring Hill and farmed for many years. In 2023, his youngest son Brent took over the farm, while Bobby continued helping on the farm and hauling grain. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and St. Michael's Men's Society. He enjoyed farming, driving semi, taking his side-by-side out for a drive, fishing, camping, and spontaneous visits to wherever the vehicle took him. He also enjoyed getting together with family and friends and, most of all, giving treats to his grandchildren and going to their sporting events. Survivors include his wife, Jane Terres of Spring Hill; children, Jason (Tracy) Terres of Lake Henry and their children, Brady, Brooklyn, Jevan, Quentin, and Taelyn; Kelly (Scott) Lieser of Hawick and their children, Madison, Kaylee, and Chloe; Michael (Leah) Terres of Lakeville and their children, Lofton and Monroe; Brad (Bre) Terres of Elrosa and their children, Mason, Addilyn, and Sawyer; Brent (Maggie) Terres of Spring Hill and their children, Noah and Ella; brothers, Gene Terres of Minneapolis and Rick (Brenda) Terres of Spring Hill; and sister, Sharon (Gary) Thelen of Freeport. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Jerome "Jerry" and Mary Ann Terres. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Melrose.

Clint Halverson, 73, Spearfish, S.D.

Clinton Alvin Halverson of Spearfish, S.D., passed away in the evening hours after a nice snowfall on Monday, March 25, 2024, at the Hospice House in Rapid City, S.D., after a six-month battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held for him on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Hermosa, S.D. Clinton was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Moose Lake, Minn., to Alvin and Katherine Halverson. He attended elementary school in Bruno, Minn., and later graduated in 1968 from Paynesville High School. He married Sandra Skold and had one son. They later divorced, and he married Sue Larson. Clinton worked many jobs over the years in Minnesota and South Dakota. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and making jewelry in his free time. Clinton is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roger Bahnson; sisters Sharon Wagner and Doris Schaefer; and brothers-in-law Richard Stanley and Jerry Heikke. Clinton is survived by his son, Jason (Amy) Halverson of Albertville, Minn.; sisters Judy Stanley of Rapid City, S.D., and Mar Jean Heikke of Henderson, Nev., sister-in-law, Linda Bahnson of Ashby, Minn.; grandsons Joshua and Jacob of Albertville, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.

Bradley Streich, 68, Maple Lake

Bradley Reuben Streich, 68, of Maple Lake passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 30, 1955, in Buffalo, the son of Reuben and Joan (Randel) Streich. He was the first grandchild born for grandparents Adolph and Ella Streich and was also born on Grandpa Adolph Streich's birthday. Bradley was baptized in October 1955, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. He was instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on May 18, 1969, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fairhaven, Minn. Bradley grew up helping on the family farm. He graduated from Mayer Lutheran High School in 1973. Bradley enjoyed milking cows, field work, and cutting meat for locker plants as a side job. He was gifted to write many poems for many relatives and friends, and also wrote the hymns and his friend Sue Nelson wrote the music and Brad's sister Bonny produced the song book that so many of us enjoyed. One of Brad's pastimes was to attend the International Drum and Bugle Corps competition, wherever it was held that year. He traveled the USA to attend these competitions, which lasted several days. He is survived by his siblings: Brian (Pam) Streich, Brenda (Kevin) Saxton, Bonny (Chris) Luthy, and Bruce (Angie) Streich; many nephews and a niece; and twin great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Reuben and Joan (Randel) Streich; grandparents Fred and Mable Randel and Adolph and Ella Streich; aunts and uncles; and cousins Steven Birkholz, Angela Wagner, and Patrick Randel. Funeral services for Bradley Streich will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 3 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Pastor David T. Mensing will officiate. Interment will follow at the Maple Lake Community Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 11, from 1 p.m. until time of services at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Casket bearers will be his nephews and a niece: Joshua Saxton, Kyle Saxton, Tyler Streich, Caleb Streich, Nathan Streich, Joel Streich, Aaron Streich, and Danielle Streich. The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences for him may be made at

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