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May 2024

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Nadeen Manz, 95, Paynesville
Nadeen Manz, 95, of Paynesville died Wednesday, May 22, at GlenOaks Senior Living in New London. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home in Paynesville. Burial will be at the Paynesville Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the R.O.S.E. Center in Paynesville. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson and Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville: Nadeen Joice Manz was born on Dec. 4, 1928, in Paynesville to Henry and Martha (Glenz) Manz. She attended Brown Elementary School. She lived and worked with her parents, brother, and sisters on the family farm near Paynesville until 1994. Nadeen moved into Paynesville when she retired, and most recently she resided at GlenOaks in New London. Nadeen was a talented seamstress and also worked hard in the garden, growing vegetables and flowers; she grew violets and nurtured geraniums through the long winters. She also raised chickens, ducks, and sold a lot of raspberries. Nadeen enjoyed hunting, fishing, searching for rocks and arrowheads, and ball games. She attended many auctions with her family. Nadeen is survived by: sister, Marvis Manz; niece Bety (John) Danielson; great-nephew Barry Danielson; and great-niece Kari Steinbeisser. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Orville Manz; sisters Corrine Wartenberg and Violet Manz; and brother-in-law Donald Wartenberg.

Darrel Voorhees, 83, Paynesville

Darrel Eugene Voorhees of Paynesville, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the age of 83. He was born on Aug. 25, 1940, in Benson, Minn., where he grew up on a small farm before the family moved to the City of Morris, Minn. Darrel graduated from Morris High School in 1958 and attended Saint Cloud State University for a short time. After high school, Darrel played the trumpet with the Gil Steil and Ray Drontle old-time bands for several years in the St. Cloud area. Darrel was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1963. Following the army, Darrel attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., where he received a degree in electronics. In 1965, Darrel was hired by Honeywell and had a successful career as a super tech and eevelopment engineer for 32 years. In 1966, Darrel met and married Elizabeth Jane Lundgren from Kerkhoven, Minn. Darrel and Jane lived in Hilltop, Minn., before moving to Blaine, Minn., in 1969. After retirement, Darrel and Jane moved to the Paynesville, Minn., area where they currently lived. Darrel was active in church in Blaine and Paynesville, singing in the church choir, playing his trumpet during services, and serving on various church boards. While in Blaine, Darrel directed the choir for several years. While in the Paynesville area, Darrel sang in various community choirs and ensembles. Darrel sang in the Litchfield Men's Chorus, the Bonse Aba quartet, and he directed the Centrist Choir. Darrel enjoyed flower gardening, camping, playing cards, and visiting with his family, especially his granddaughters. Darrel is preceded in death by his parents Donald Henry Voorhees and Eunice Judell (Fragodt) Voorhees. Darrel is survived by his wife Elizabeth Jane Voorhees; son Darren (Laura) Voorhees; granddaughters Marie and Grace; brothers and sisters Deanna (John) Amundson, Sheldon Dean (Kay) Voorhees, Larry (Carol) Voorhees, and Judi (Rick) Andreasen; sister-in-law Ann Lundgren; and extended family. The family would like to thank the caregivers, family, and friends for the care and compassion in this time of need. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Paynesville Lutheran Church (657 Maple Street) on Friday June 7, 2024, at 11 a.m., followed by interment at the church's columbarium. Visitation with the family will follow the memorial service and interment at the church.

Mathias Miller, 75, Paynesville

Math Miller, 75, of Paynesville passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, Minn. A private inurnment in the parish cemetery will be held at a later date. Math was born on June 9, 1948, in Melrose, Minn., to Mathias and Mathilda (Hemmesch) Miller. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1966 and married Darlene Nelson on Nov. 4, 1967, in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Minn. Raised on a dairy farm, Math learned early on the value of hard work. This became instrumental in his life, when he and Darlene made Cold Spring their home to raise a family. There he launched multiple, successful business ventures in the area including Miller Masonry and Excavating; Miller Auto and Truck; River Oaks Golf Course; and Mississippi Topsoils. In his spare time, Math loved golfing, bowling, playing cards, fishing, and hunting - especially his yearly hunting trips to Montana. He enjoyed people and was a well-known conversationalist especially during morning coffee with friends. Family was important to Math. He and Darlene would enjoy dinners out, visiting casinos, and going on road trips, particularly to the Black Hills in South Dakota where they had honeymooned. In his later years, Math and Darlene moved to Lake Koronis in Paynesville, where they enjoyed watching the lake and having their grandchildren come visit. Math is survived by his wife of 56 years, Darlene; children, Ann (Bonnie Thoms), Dean (Betsy), Amy (Steven) Piehl, and Angie; grandchildren, Mathias, Ben, and Tyler Miller and Gage, Grace, and Gavin Piehl; siblings Julie (Roger) Bast, Joe Miller, Mary Ann (Barry) Miller-Prizler, Kathy (Bill) Fogarty, Betty (Jeff) Monson, and Henry (Mary) Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents Mathias and Mathilda (Hemmesch) Miller; stepmother, Theresa; sister, Rose Miller; and godchild, David Bast. Services were arranged by the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, Minn.

David Moening, 76, St. Louis Park

David Fritz Moening of St. Louis Park passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 15, 2024, at the age of 76. He was born on Dec. 18, 1947, in Paynesville, Minn., to parents Norbert and Eleanor (Zirbes) Moening. David graduated from Paynesville High School in 1967. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam from 1967-1969. He attended St. Cloud Tech for HVAC. David moved to Saint Louis Park and did maintenance at an apartment complex until his retirement. He enjoyed going up north to his cousin Lou's cabin to fish and hunt. He will be missed by family and friends. David was proceeded in death by his parents Norbert and Eleanor Moening; brother Clifford Moening; and nephews James Keller and Tyler Moening. He is survived by his sister Judy (Larry) Larsen; sister-in-law Diane Moening; and many nephews and nieces. His funeral will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetary on Tuesday, June 18.

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