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Eldred Phillipp, 84, Paynesville
Eldred "Shorty" John Phillipp, 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, at his home on Lake Koronis in Paynesville, Minn., surrounded by loved ones, after his battle with Glioblastoma brain tumor (diagnosed in May 2022). Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Entombment will take place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, and one hour prior to services on Monday, both at the St. Louis Catholic Church. The family invited family and friends for lunch at the church following services on Monday. Eldred was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Eden Valley, Minn., to Alex and Emily (Neutgens) Phillipp. He graduated from Eden Valley High School in 1956 and enlisted in the Army Reserves. On June 4, 1966, he was united in marriage to Mary Louise (Klein) Phillipp. Eldred was a hard worker and passed to his children his high work ethics. He was innovative and could fabricate or fix anything. It has been said many times that "if Shorty can't fix it, it can't be fixed." He worked construction early in his career for Verhey Construction and J & S Construction. He retired in 2019 from Bobcat, just shy of his 81st birthday and his 30th anniversary with the company. Eldred enjoyed the "lake life" and all the activities that go along with that, from fishing, hunting, and campfires, to lawn care. Eldred was a collector of many things and always had spare parts for any project. He was known for his dry sense of humor and always enjoyed a joke, followed by his signature smirk. Eldred will be missed greatly by his friends and family, especially his coffee crowd and dice-shaking friends. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Catholic United Financial, and the Paynesville American Legion, and would often attend events at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Eldred is survived by his children Tim (Mary) of Eden Valley, Tammy (Jonathan) Schmidt of Marshfield, Wis., Tom (Marge) of Cold Spring, Tina (Mike) Stern of Paynesville, and Terri of Benson; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceding Eldred in death were his parents; wife Mary Lou; grandson Nicholas; sister Marilyn; brother James; and several nieces and nephews. A heartfelt thank you to CentraCare home/hospice and all the oncology team at CentraCare - Paynesville.

Audrey Angstman, 91, Moorhead

Audrey Lenore Angstman died on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Eventide on 8th in Moorhead, Minn., at 91 years of age. She was born on a farm in Paynesville, Minn., on Dec. 31, 1931, to Alfred and Stella (Hanson) Michaelson. In 1941, they moved to Bagley, Minn., where they owned and operated Ebro Corner Store Audrey graduated from Bagley High School in 1950, and attended Concordia College, East Grand Forks Teachers Training, and took classes at Bemidji State. She taught rural school for several years near Pelican Lake, Vergas, and Angus, Minn. Audrey married Roderick "Rod" Angstman on June 15, 1957, at Fosston, Minn. They did a lot of fishing in northern Minnesota and loved to travel, having traveled to every state. Audrey worked for the Forum advertising department at West Acres for 21 years. Audrey was artistic and took classes in stained glass, wood carving, and painting. Her favorite was watercolors and china painting. Her other talent was playing the piano by ear. Audrey often volunteered at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. She loved taking care of babies and children whom she thought were fun and interesting at any age. She had many friends and always shared her sense of humor. She is survived by her sons, Timothy (Suzann) of Crystal, Minn., Thomas of Eagan, Minn., and Daniel (Janine) of Fargo, N.D.; three grandchildren, Brandon (Molly), Amanda, and James (Suzanne); five great-grandchildren, Ryann, Evan, Danielle, Seamus, and Lucy; sister, Margaret Edwards, Palmer, Alaska; and special foster-son, Dr. Hugh (Zoraya) Nguyen, and Angie and Elena, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roderick, on Sept. 21, 2019; by her parents; by sister, Judith; and by her nieces, Nancy and Lori. Visitation for Audrey will be held from 10-11 a.m., with a celebration of life service at 11 a.m., on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Moorhead. Memories and condolences may be shared at Arrangements by Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service, Moorhead.

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