April 2001 Obituaries

from The Paynesville Press
April 2001

Johnson Funeral Home

Emil Jensen
Emil Jensen Emil Jensen, 72, of Paynesville, died on Monday, April 30, 2001, at the Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, May 3, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Military rites will be conducted at the church by American Legion Post 271 following the service.

Inurnment will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

Emil Earl Jensen was born in Brule County, S.D., on May 11, 1928, to William and Emma (Maurer) Dethlefsen. At the age of three months, his mother passed away and he was taken by a maternal aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and Herman Jensen to be raised. At eight years of age, Emil came with his family to Minnesota and attended grade school at Manchester.

Emil served in the U.S. Army, receiving an honorable discharge in 1956. He was a carpenter and worked at Rilco, Page and Hill, and Queen Products, all of Albert Lea. He later became a welder at Streater, Inc. of Albert Lea and after moving to Paynesville, held a job welding at Louis Industries, retiring in 1990.

On June 1, 1958, he married Norma Badenschier at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa.

Emil was a charter member of the Koronis Nite Owl Square Dance Club of Paynesville and belonged to the Roscoe Sportsmen's Club. He took great pride in raising purebred polled Hereford cattle.

He is survived by his wife: Norma of Paynesville; three children: Delores (Harvey) Gertken of Eden Valley, Kathryn (Keith) Horky of Hector, and Douglas Jensen and partner Dennis and Andrea Meyer Jensen of Lakeland; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters: Alva (Jim) Bullis of Mitchell, S.D., and Elsie Miller of Owatonna.

He was preceded in death by his birth parents and adopted parents, grandparents, a grandson Michael Dingman in 1986, and four sisters: Ella Magnuson, Lucille Mashek, Helen Thofson, and Gladys Runge.

Cecil Chisholm
Captain Cecil W. Chisholm, USNR, 94, of Payson, Ariz., and formerly of Paynesville, Minnesota, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Payson, Ariz.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at the Paynesville Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Paynesville American Legion Post 271. The Rev. Patricia Gillespie will officiate. A luncheon will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Guild Hall in Paynesville following the service. Cecil was born Oct. 12, 1906, in Paynesville, to Archie and Jessie Chisholm.

Survivors include his wife Donna of Payson, Ariz., and mother-in-law, Idella Chisholm of Paynesville.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers Harold, Warren, and Doug; and sisters Genevieve and Grace.

Aaron Theis
Adam Theis Aaron Matthew Theis, 19, died on Sunday, April 22, 2001, near Belgrade in an automobile accident.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 26, at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School gym in Belgrade with Rev. Michael DeKraai, Rev. Carl Listug, and Rev. Ron Knutson officiating. Interment was in the Grace Lutheran East Cemetery in Belgrade.

Aaron was born on Oct. 15, 1981, to LeRoy and Cindy (Jensen) Theis in Willmar. He was baptized on Oct. 15, 1981, and was confirmed in the Christian faith on April 27, 1997, at the Grace Lutheran Church. He grew up in Belgrade where he was a 2000 graduate of BBE High School. Aaron was currently working at Koronis Parts in Paynesville. He enjoyed deer hunting, snowmobiling, and being with friends.

Survivors include his parents, LeRoy and Cindy Theis of Belgrade; brothers, Nathan and Corey Theis of Belgrade; paternal grandmother, Virginia Theis of Belgrade; maternal grandparents, Woots and Shirley Jensen of Paynesville, and Dick and Barb Noe of Belgrade; great-grandmother Rhoda Bjork; special friend Amber Jacobson of Brooten, and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Math Theis; an aunt, Deb Halvorson; uncle, Ken Knutson; and cousin, Chad Theis.

Adam Hanson
./obitart/Adam Hanson Adam John Hanson, 19, Brooten, died Sunday morning as the result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services were Thursday, April 26, at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School in Belgrade with Rev. Michael DeKraai, Rev. Carl Listug, and Rev. Ron Knutson officiating. Interment was in the South Lake Johanna Cemetery in rural Brooten.

Adam was born on Sept. 5, 1981, to Paul and Marsha (Moen) Hanson in Little Falls. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. He grew up on a beef and grain farm by Brooten. He attended BBE High School graduating in 2000. Adam was actively involved in the Busy Beavers 4-H Club, where he enjoyed showing cattle. He was active in playing sports such as football, wrestling, and baseball.

Adam was currently a student at North Dakota State University and employed in the summer by MJD Construction of New London. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and being on the farm. He was a member of the South Lake Johanna Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his parents, Paul and Marsha Hanson of Brooten; sisters, Lisa Hanson of Moorhead, Laura Hanson of St. Peter, and Amber Hanson of Brooten; his special friend Kayla Bauer of Elrosa and special friend Chad Spanier of Spring Hill; maternal grandfather Earl Moen of Glenwood, paternal grandparents Harlan and Juanita Hanson of Brooten; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Mearl Moen, paternal grandmother Sylvia Hanson, and cousins, Chad Theis and Julie Hanson.

Ruth Rothstein
Ruth Louise Rothstein, 81, of Litchfield, died on Saturday, April 14, 2001, at the Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, April 19, at the Church of St. Philip with Father Mark Mallak officiating. Interment was at the Calvary Cemetery in Litchfield.

Casketbearers were Eddie Hemingson, Mike Hemingson, Leighton Johnson, Gary Roberg, Larry Roberg, and Jim Schmidt.

Ruth Rothstein was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Canton, Ill., to Jeremiah and Ida (Brookham) Williams. She grew up in Canton and graduated in 1937 from Canton High School, and in 1941 from the Graham Hospital School of Nursing with a registered nurse degree. In 1941, she moved to Richmond, Calif., and later to Pleasant Hill, Calif., also working as a nurse.

While in Pleasant Hill, Ruth and Dan Rothstein began their lives together. In 1974, they moved to Sartell where she worked as an industrial nurse and worked at a nursing home. During 1979, they moved to Anoka where Ruth continued to work as a registered nurse at various nursing homes. During 1985, they moved to Grove City and she worked at the Meeker County Memorial Hospital for a short time and began working as an industrial nurse in St. Cloud.

In 1992, after Ruth's retirement they moved to Litchfield. On Jan. 5, 2001, Ruth and Dan recommitted their relationship at the Church of St. Philip. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Church of St. Philip.

Survivors include her husband, Dan of Litchfield; three sons, Jerry (Debbie) Presswood, Rube Presswood, Sam (Glenda) Press-wood, all of California; several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Lloyd Williams; and one sister, Lucille Johnson.

Robert Haines
Bob Haines Robert A. Haines, 83, of Paynesville, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 23, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Paynesville with The Rev. Patricia Gillespie officiating. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Casketbearers were: Rick Haines, John Haines, Bill Haines, Don Haines, Larry Haines, and Jimmy Brown.

Robert was born Feb. 5, 1918, to Chester and Rose (Rassier) Haines in Paynesville. He was baptized and confirmed at the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Paynesville. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1936. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941.

Robert married Alice Neu on Oct. 7, 1946. He worked as a Golf Pro at Wapicada Golf Course in St. Cloud from 1958 to 1968 as well as at Island View Golf Course in Waconia from 1969 to 1979 and then at the Koronis Hills Golf Course in Paynesville until his retirement in 1989. In the off-season he was a hunting guide for the James River Game Lodge in Ludden, N. D.

Survivors include his wife Alice of Paynesville; son Robert J. (Dee) Haines of Paynesville; one grandson; sisters Lois (John) Cook of Minneapolis and Rosemary Haines of Paynesville; and brother Richard (Bernie) Haines of Paynesville.

Preceding him in death were his parents, sisters: Lola Haines and Jeanne Brown; and brothers Mack and Joseph Haines.

Olive Jahnke
L. Olive Jahnke, 100, of Paynesville, died on Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 23, at the Paynesville Lutheran Church with Revs. Dave Nelson and Jeff Bergman officiating. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield.

L. Olive Baken was born May 26, 1900, to Ole and Pauline (Hagen) Baken of Hayfield. She grew up in Hayfield and graduated from high school in 1918. In 1922 she graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield. During the four years that she attended St. Olaf, she was a member of the St. Olaf College choir. After graduation she taught high school math and chemistry in Benson.

On Sept. 7, 1927, Olive married Hilding Jahnke at her parent's home in Hayfield. Following their marriage, they lived in Paynesville, Long Prairie, Detroit Lakes, and Brainerd. Following Hilding's death in 1959, Olive became the head resident of the Alpha Omega Pi Sorority for two years at the University of Minnesota. She then returned to St. Olaf College where she was a head resident until 1971 when she retired. Following her retirement, she lived in Anoka for nine years. In 1980, she moved to Paynesville where she has lived since.

Olive was a member of the Paynesville Lutheran Church and a long-time resident of 700 Stearns Place.

Survivors include her daughters: Pat (Bert) Carlson of Walker and Carol Setterberg of Paynesville; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, Melvin Baken, and a sister, Althea Oppen.

Ellsworth Nehring
Ellsworth Nehring Ellsworth J. Nehring, 94, of Los Angeles, Calif., and formerly of Paynesville, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Kingsley Manor in Los Angeles.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville with Rev. Ric Koehn officiating. Burial will take place in the Paynesville Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Paynesville American Legion Post 271.

Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the church

Ellsworth was born Nov. 5, 1906, in Paynesville to Aaron and Elizabeth (Behr) Nehring. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1924. He was an insurance salesman for First State Bank in Paynesville and later in East Grand Forks. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942-1945. He lived in Tucson, Ariz., until 1952 when he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he has resided since.

He retired from the insurance industry in 1961. He was a resident of the Kingsley Manor Retirement Center in Los Angeles for over 15 years. He was a member of the Paynesville American Legion Post 271 and the Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his nephews and nieces: Arthur (Rose) Nehring of Tucson, Ariz., David Nehring of Tucson, Ariz., Norval (Nancy) Nehring of Minneapolis, Weston (Lois) Nehring of Paynesville, Elizabeth (William) Schwarze of Lester Prairie, and Frances (Roger) Gorman of Columbus, Ohio.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers, Millard, Kenneth, and Arnold Nehring.

Hilda Imdieke
Hilda A. Imdieke, 85, of Meire Grove, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, April 18, at St. John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove. Rev. Ken Popp officiated, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Hilda Imdieke was born Feb. 21, 1916, in St. Rosa to Herman and Bernadine (Toenies) Herkenhoff. After the death of her father, she helped her mother raise her younger siblings.

She married Vincent F. Imdieke on Oct. 4, 1939, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. The couple farmed south of Melrose until their retirement in 1973, when they moved to a house south of Melrose. They moved to Parkview Center in Melrose in 1999. She has been a resident of Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose for the past year. She was member of St. John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove, the St. Mary's Society, Poor Souls Society, Holy Rosary Society, and Catholic Aid. She enjoyed flower gardening and quilting.

Survivors include her husband, Vincent Imdieke, of Melrose; children: Judy (Sylvester) Welle of Spring Hill, Barb (Giles) Rieland of New Munich, Norine (Joey) Lieser of St. Martin, Daniel (Kathy) Imdieke of Sauk Centre, Sylvia (Ralph) Lieser of Cold Spring, Rosie (Tim) Hammond of White Bear Lake, Jerry (Sharon) Imdieke of Melrose; brothers Walter (Veronica) Herkenhoff of Minneapolis, Bony (Sylvia) Herkenhoff of Minneapolis; 27 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bernard and Robert Herkenhoff; and sister, Eleanor Terwey.

Vera Myllykangas
Vera Myllykangas, 71, of Kimball, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at the Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 13, at the Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church in Kingston with Rev. Norman Kangas officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Vera Dorothy Myllykangas, was born on Sept. 12, 1929, to Erwin and Lena (Blomker) Vogelpohl on a farm south of Eden Valley. Vera grew up in the Eden Valley area and attended the Rice Lake District School until eighth grade, when she attended the Eden Valley High School.

On April 4, 1959, she was united in marriage to James Myllykangas in Eden Valley. They made their home in Kingston. For many years they moved around and went wherever Jim's road construction job would take them. In 1963, Vera and Jim moved back to the Kingston area, where they have made their home ever since.

Vera was an avid reader, and kept a family scrapbook. She enjoyed baking cakes for special occasions.

Survivors include her husband, James of Kimball; sons: David (Nancy) Myllykangas and Bill (Helen) Myllykangas of South Haven; four grandchildren; brothers: Vincent Vogelpohl of New London, Marvin (Sally) Vogelpohl of Dassel, James (Joyce) Vogelpohl of Lake Elmo; sisters, Marie Vogelpohl of Roscoe, and Betty Boehl of Paynesville; one sister-in-law, Sara Vogelpohl of Paynesville; and her many friends.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, brother Vernon, and sister-in-law Vergeane Vogelpohl.

Edith Krebsbach
Edith Krebsbach, 98, Cosmos, formerly of Glencoe, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at the Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 3, at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe with Fr. Eugene Lozinski officiating. Interment was in the Glencoe Cemetery.

Edith Goldie Swenson was born Aug. 15, 1902 to Gustaf and Emma (Akeson) Swenson in Maynard. In 1915 the family moved to Paynesville. She graduated from Paynesville High School in 1921. After attending teachers training school in Ellendale, N.D., Edith taught school in Napoleon, Ashley, and Dunseith, N.D. In 1926, Edith was united in marriage with Herbert Krebsbach in Napoleon. They made their home at Sheboygan, Wis. They had lived for five years in San Diego, Calif., during World War II. Edith and Herbert returned to Paynesville after the war and in 1950 moved to Glencoe where Herb was employed at Glencoe Butter and Produce. After his death in 1985, Edith moved into Millie Beneke Manor in Glencoe. She was active in senior citizens and enjoyed quilting.

Survivors include her five grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Sid and Elmer Swenson; sister, Alice Brown; and adopted son Bob Krebsbach.

Rose Mary Schoenborn
Rose Mary Schoenborn Rose Mary Schoenborn, 73, of Rochester, formerly of Spring Hill, died on Wednesday, April 4, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester of cancer. Mass of Christian Burial was on Saturday, April 7, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill with Rev. Leo Leisen officiating with interment in the parish cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers were Arthur Schoenborn, Brian Schoenborn, Mark Schmiesing, Stephen Schoenborn, Tim Wingate, and Gerald Ford.

Serving as cross bearer was Carol Zweber; scripture bearer was Jerome Schoenborn. Serving as gift bearers were Arthur Schoenborn and Carol Zweber. Lector was Jerry Schoenborn. Mass servers were Katie Lucken and Stephanie Schmiesing.

Honorary bearers were her former students.

Rose Mary Schoenborn was born on June 19, 1927, in Spring Hill Township to Louis and Mary (Schulzetenberg) Schoenborn. She attended St. Cloud State University and taught at rural schools for five years in Stearns County and two years near Nashwauk. She completed her bachelor's degree at Winona State University and then taught in Rochester Public Schools from 1952 until her retirement in 1991. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Rochester and a volunteer at Methodist Hospital with the hospice program.

Survivors include her five sisters and two brothers: Hildegard (Al) Schmiesing of Meire Grove, Dorine (Alcuin) Illies and Jerome (Bernice) Schoenborn of St. Cloud, Arthur (Lidwina) Schoenborn of Maple Grove, and David Schoenborn of Spring Hill; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Norbert Schoenborn.

Marie Euteneuer
Marie R. Euteneuer, 82, of Melrose died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Pine Haven/Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose.

Mass of Christian burial was on Saturday, April 7, at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Vincent Lieser officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers were Norman, Marvin, Duane, Florian, Jody, and Amy Euteneuer. Cross bearer was Zachary Euteneuer, scripture bearer was Heidi Euteneuer, and honorary bearer was Stacy Euteneuer.

Marie Euteneuer was born Aug. 11, 1918, to Frank and Gertrude (Thull) Eickhoff of Albany. She worked several years at the Saint Cloud Hospital.

She married Elmer Euteneuer on Feb. 26, 1946. The couple farmed near Bowlus for several years, then farmed near St. Martin until their retirement in 1980. She moved to Melrose in 1980, and has resided at Parkview Manor in Melrose for the last two years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, and the St. Ann's Christian Mothers of St. Martin.

Survivors include her children: Norman (Cyrilla) Euteneuer of Albany, Marvin Euteneuer of Lexington, Ky., Duane Euteneuer of Albany, and Florian (JoAnn) Euteneuer of Paynesville; sisters and brothers: Lorraine (Ben) Hoppe of New Munich, Julitta Frericks of Sauk Centre, Raymond (Tillie) Eickhoff of Albany, Dorothy (Robert) Buermann of Paynesville, Norbert Eickhoff of Albany, Melvin (Norma) Eickhoff of New Munich, Alois (Marian) Eickhoff of Anoka, Regina (Archie) Meemken of Melrose; eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Euteneuer on July 27, 1995; sister and brother, Evelyn Eickhoff and Valerian Eickhoff.

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