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Dixie Anderson, 75, Paynesville
Dixie Anderson, 75, of Paynesville died on Saturday, April 27, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville after a battle with cancer.

Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Garden in Fergus Falls.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 1, from 5-7 p.m., at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Dixie Lee Anderson was born on March 20, 1938, to Elmer "Russ" and Lorretta "Etta" (Goettsch) Freese in Aurelia, Iowa.

She grew up in the Holstein, Iowa, area, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Holstein High School with the Class of 1955. She went on to college at the Lutheran School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa, where she graduated in 1958.

On Sept. 23, 1966, Dixie married Donald Anderson in Minneapolis. This union was blessed with two sons. They shared 46 years of marriage.

The family made their home in Richfield from 1966-1972, when they moved to Bloomington.

Dixie worked in the healthcare profession her whole life, finishing her career as a nurse practitioner at Western OBGYN in Waconia. In 2000, she retired after 42 years in the healthcare field.

In 2003, Dixie and Don moved to Paynesville, where she currently resided.

Dixie is survived by her husband, Donald; sons, Derek (Kristie) of Grapevine, Texas, and Dustin (Courtney) of Victoria, Minn.; three grandchildren; and brother, Robert Freese of Hiawatha, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russ and Etta Freese.

Jackie Parsley, 42, Milwaukee
Jacquelynn "Jackie" Marie Parsley, 42, of Milwaukee, Wis., and formerly of Kindred, N.D., died on Friday, April 19, in her home.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m., at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Fargo, N.D. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Jackie was born on April 11, 1971, to James and Anna (Bordt) Parsley in Fargo, N.D. She attended school in Kindred, graduating from Kindred High School in 1989.

She went on to attend North Dakota State University, and was part of two national Bison women's basketball championship teams. She earned a bachelor's degree in business from NDSU and a master's degree from Valley City State in education.

She carried her love for basketball over to the next generation. Jackie was the head girl's basketball coach for several high schools in North Dakota and Minnesota. She taught business classes at Paynesville Area High School, where she was head coach of the Bulldogs girls basketball team, until 2007.

Jackie finished her coaching career at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville.

Jackie is survived by her three sisters, Deb (Paul) Arnason of Grand Forks, N.D., Geraldene (Rob) Bodin of Medina, N.D., and Jenelle (Bart) Hughes of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a plenitude of extended family, including nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and close friends spread from Fargo to Milwaukee that will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Roger Nilson, 76, Annandale
Roger L. Nilson, 76, of Annandale died on Wednesday, April 17, at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Annandale. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Roger Louis Nilson was born on Aug. 15, 1936, to Emil and Laura (Pick) Nilson in Southside Township in Wright County.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. JohnÕs Lutheran Church, where he was a lifetime member.

He attended Annandale Schools, where he worked for a time as a janitor before going to Minneapolis to work.

He married Marilyn Boehl on July 29, 1967, in Paynesville. He then farmed near Annandale and, for the past 20 years, was a heavy equipment operator for Annandale Rock Products.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Annandale; children, Todd (Stephanie) Nilson of South Haven, Dean (Tricia) Nilson of Richmond, and Janelle (Bill Berry) Nilson of Annandale; eight grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Alice Wolfe of Eaton, Colo., Elaine Engen of New York Mills, Maynard Nilson of South Haven, Maurice Nilson of Olathe, Kan., Floss Nilson of Hutchinson, Rosemary Nilson Armitage of Loveland, Colo., and David Nilson of Deer River; his beloved dog, Daisy; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Stanley, Arvid, Paul, and Harold; parents-in-law; three brothers in law; two sisters-in-law; and three nieces.

Mathew Kaiser, 82, St. Martin
Mathew "Math" Kaiser, 82, of St. Martin died on Monday, April 8, at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Funeral services held on Saturday, April 13, at St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Math was born on Sept. 19, 1930, to William and Magdalena (Seifermann) Kaiser in Cold Spring.

He married Ermalinda Stang on Sept. 2, 1953, in St. Martin.

Math took great pride in his farm and family. After retiring, he helped his son, Allen, with his landscaping business.

Math is survived by his children, Mary Kay Pelkey, Gary (Nita), Allen (Dawn), Jim, and Lori Ann (Ron) Olson; a son-in-law; brothers and sisters, Sylvester and Bernard Kaiser, Judy DeWenter, Carol, Al, Edwin, Othmar, and Jerome Kraemer, and Bernadette Schreifels; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ermalinda; sons, Michael and Ron; daughter, Karen; a son-in-law; and brothers and sisters, Gebhard, Romuald, Sally, Alcuin, Marie, Cyril, Mary, and Fritz.

Allen Meyer, 74, Paynesville
Allen Meyer, 74, of Paynesville died on Wednesday, April 10, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 13, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynes-ville. Entombment was in the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum.

Allen was born on Aug. 11, 1938, to Arthur and Leonora (Kuebelbeck) Meyer in Spring Hill Township.

He married RoseAnn Ratke on May 6, 1963, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Gilman.

They farmed in Lake Henry Township until 2000 and then moved to Paynesville. Allen continued to help on the farm along with working part time at Cenex and Paynesville Excavating.

Allen is survived by his wife, RoseAnn of Paynesville; children, Donna (Bob) Welle of Spring Hill, Mary (David) Winter of Grove Lake, Jim (Lisa) Meyer of Albany, Jean (Ron) Kern of Belgrade, and David (JoAnn) Meyer of Lake Henry and 19 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Harriet Mehr, 89, Richmond
Harriet Mehr, 89, of Richmond died on Saturday, April 13, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 19, at 11 a.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will continue from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning at the funeral home.

Harriet was born on Oct. 31, 1923, to Joseph and Emma Ste. Marie in Terrebonne, Minn.

She married Alver Mehr on Sept. 2, 1950, in Terrebonne.

Harriet was a teacher who taught in various country schools, including Roscoe, Farming, north of Richmond, and west of Roscoe.

Harriet and her husband, Alver, farmed near Roscoe until 1987. After retiring from farming, they moved to Richmond.

Harriet is survived by her children, Doug (Deb) of Burnsville, Diane (Kent) Cashel of Park City, Utah, and Ron (Sheila) of Richmond; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild on the way; sisters, Elise Ste. Marie, Eraine Schmit, Lucy Higgins, and Carole Vammen; brother, Richard Ste. Marie; and two sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alver; sister, Isabelle Korman; brothers, Donald and Reaume Ste. Marie; and a grandson.

Richard Och, 67, Lake Henry
Richard Och, 67, of Lake Henry died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 24, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 27, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Burial was in the church cemetery with military honors by the Lake Henry American Legion Post #612.

Richard Math Och was born on Feb. 19, 1946, to Joseph and Anna (Krantz) Och in Sauk Centre.

He grew up in the Spring Hill area, where he attended a country school and then finished primary school at Spring Hill Elementary School. After his schooling, he tried his hand at different jobs in the area.

On June 9, 1972, Dick married Elaine Thoennes in Milbank, S.D. This union was blessed with four girls and three boys. They shared 40 years of marriage.

The family made their home in the Lake Henry area, where Richard farmed until 1988. He then began driving truck. For the last 14 years, Dick drove for Kane Transport, hauling gasoline.

Dick is survived by his wife, Elaine; children, Marilyn (Joe) Blizil of Maple Lake, Janice Elsenpeter of Annandale, Brian Kramer of Brainerd, Scott (Kelli) Kramer of Brainerd, Chad (Ann) Och of Watkins, Tonya (Jared) Johnson of Paynesville, and Kristy (Shaun) Sitzman of Waite Park; 16 grandchildren; and siblings, Arlene Mead of Rice, Harold Och of Avon, Joe Och of Richmond, Delores Gysberg of New Munich, Mary Stemm of Buffalo, Karen Stern of Paynesville, Vi Beehler of Royalton, and Sue Pusc of Emily.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alvera; and two sons-in-law.

Bob Fore, 83, Paynesville
Bob (John Robert) Fore, 83, of Paynesville died on Sunday, March 31, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 12, at 11 a.m., at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls at 11 a.m., on Friday, April 26.

A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church.

John Robert Fore was born on July 9, 1929, to Jacob and Margaret (Bluitt) Fore in Minneapolis.

He grew up in the Minneapolis area, where he received his primary school education. His family moved to Robbinsdale in 1944, where he attended high school and graduated with the Class of 1947.

Bob then entered the United States Marines, where he served his country during the Korean War. While fighting for his country, he participated in the Battle of Chosin Reservior, a decisive battle in the war. He was honorably discharged on May 22, 1951.

On July 12, 1951, Bob married Kay Jones in Minneapolis. This union was blessed with a son and a daughter.

The family made their home in Minneapolis. In 1958, they moved to Bloomington, and in 1981, to Cold Spring.

Bob worked as a fire insurance rater for most of his life. He retired in 1990.

He and Kay moved to Payne-sville in 2004, where they lived until his death.

Bob is survived by his wife, Kay; children, William Fore of Paynesville and Karen Fore of Grand Forks, N.D.; siblings, Richard Fore of LosLunas, N.M., and Mary Kay Lachner of Forest Lake; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the University of Minnesota Kidney Transplant Center in Minneapolis or to Semester at Sea. A donation of your time to help others is also suggested.

Sharon Weizel, 73, Clearwater
Sharon M. Weizel, 73, of Clearwater died on Friday, April 5, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, April 9, at the Tri-County Alliance Church near Clearwater.

Sharon was born on Nov. 17, 1939, to Noel and Mae (Nilson) Strand in Montevideo.

She moved with her parents as a young lady to Hopkins, where she attended school. Later in life, she completed her GED and earned her college education.

Sharon was married twice and was the mother of four children.

She worked most of her life serving others in the restaurant industry.

Over the years, she lived in Brooklyn Park, Chaska and Jackson, Minn. Later in life, she wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz., until her stroke at age 63. She then made her home with her daughter, Valorie, and recently became a resident at the Koronis Manor Nursing Home in Paynesville.

Sharon is survived by her children, Valorie LaBeau of South Haven, Brian LaBeau of Chaska, Jack Weizel of Ramsey, and Mark Weizel of St. Michael; seven grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; brother, Thomas Strand of Mesa, Ariz.; other relatives; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and many beloved aunts and uncles.

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