August 2000 Obituaries

from The Paynesville Press
August 2000

Johnson Funeral Home

Lloyd Peterson
Lloyd PetersonLloyd H. Peterson, 81, of Paynesville, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., from heart failure.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000 at Paynesville Lutheran Church in Paynesville. Burial will be in the Paynesville Cemetery with full military honors provided by Paynesville American Legion Post 271.

Lloyd H. Peterson was born on a farm between Madison and Canby, Minn. on May 13, 1919. Lloyd was the youngest of eight children born to Frank and Helga (Johansson) Peterson, who immigrated from Sweden in 1900. Lloyd was raised on the farm and graduated from Madison High School in 1937.

On March 22, 1942, Lloyd was united in marriage with Ardyce L. Lund, his high school classmate. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in June 1942 with a degree in vocational agricultural education. Lloyd was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, and many of his friends and business partners were "AGR brothers."

After teaching in Harmony, Minn., Lloyd enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was commissioned in the summer of 1943, and served as an infantry officer in Hawaii and California.

Upon completion of his military service, Lloyd and Ardyce started their family and professional career. They moved to Paynesville in 1948 and started a successful turkey production business. Lloyd was a pioneer and leader of the turkey industry in Minnesota and across the world. He served as president of the Minnesota Turkey Growers in 1956, the National Turkey Federation in 1970, and the World Turkey Federation 1970-1978.

Lloyd led a life of public service. He was mayor of Paynesville from 1960-1966. In 1979, he was elected to the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. For over two decades he served his alma mater promoting the U of M's agricultural outreach, research, and mission. Beyond the U of M, Lloyd's public service involvement included many boards and organizations, including Paynesville Lutheran Church, Paynesville Masonic Lodge 71, Paynesville Hospital Board, Lions Club, Courage Center, Koronis Lake Association, Tentmakers, Minnesota Agri-Growth Council, Operation Bootstrap, and Paynesville American Legion Post 271.

Survivors include his wife, Ardyce; daughters, Nancy (Dan) Boe of Barrington, Ill., and Mary Peterson of Portland, Ore.; son, Steve (Mary Wilkens) of Golden Valley, Minn.; four grandchildren; and sister, Ethel Hirscher of Madison, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Josie and Alice; brothers, Harry, Oscar, Roy, and Clarence; and grandson, David Lloyd Boe.

Luverne Lieser
Luverne LieserLuverne M. Lieser, age 74, of Paynesville, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at his home in Paynesville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville. Fr. Richard Leisen will officiate. Fr. Al Blonigan, Fr. Gregory Lieser, and Fr. Vincent Lieser will co-officiate.

Entombment will take place in the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum, Paynesville.

Luverne was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Lake Henry, Minn., to Charles and Margaret (Fuchs) Lieser. He married Catherine Bertram on Jan. 24, 1949, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill, Minn. He farmed 17 years in Kandiyohi County until 1966. He then farmed near Lake Henry until moving to Paynesville in 1990.

Luverne was a school board member in Kandiyohi County for nine years and a past supervisor for the Lake Henry Township. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville, where he served as an usher. He was also a member of the St. Louis Council of the Knights of Columbus #3820, St. Joseph's Men's Society, St. Margaret's Rosary Society in Lake Henry, the Roseville Friendly Seniors, and St. Isadore's Mission Group.

Survivors include his wife Catherine of Paynesville; children, Carol (Dennis) Lyle of Bird Island, Dan (Linda) of Fergus Falls, Steve (Trudie) of New London, Bill (Bev) of Belgrade, Bob (Diane) of Paynesville, John (Deb) of Clear Lake, Randy of St. Cloud, Laurie (Scott) Mueller of Coon Rapids, and Lisa (Pat) Rademacher of Fergus Falls; 29 grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Anita Knese of Edina, Bernie (Dick) Haines of Paynesville, Wally (Teresa) of New Brighton, Harold of Fairmont, Duane (Rosie) of Belgrade and Mary Jane Wengler of Belgrade.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two grandchildren, Ross and Brooke Lieser.

James Sieben
James Sieben James R. Sieben, 75, of Eden Valley, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at St. Benedict's Center in St. Cloud.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. The Rev. Virgil Braun officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.

James was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Sauk Centre to Oswald and Susan (Unger) Sieben. He married Mary Pfeffer on Feb. 7, 1948, in Padua, Minn. He farmed near Regal, Roscoe, and Eden Valley. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, where he was a lector and eucharistic minister. He also was a member of Knights of Columbus St. Louis Council of Paynesville, National Farmers Organization, and Central Minnesota Gold Wing Motorcycle Club.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of Eden Valley; children, Rosie (David) Emslander of Foley, Ralph (Shirley) of St. Cloud, June (James A.) Berg of Starbuck, Donna (Gene) Bischof of Eden Valley, Sharon (David) Weber of Starbuck, Bev (Kevin) Lang of Paynesville, Ruthie (Charles) Utsch of Paynesville, James Jr. (LuAnn) of Spicer, Vicky (James) Torborg of Apple Valley, Gloria Palm of Grove City, Leila (Gerald) Utsch of Paynesville, Eileen (Brian) Young of Bowlus, Laura (Brent) Miller of Portland, Ore., Ron (Julie) of Mountain Home, Idaho, Ken (Julie) of Savage, Randy (Shelly) of Andover; siblings, Eugene of St. Cloud, David of Omaha, Neb., Donald of Savage, Pat Jelinski of Swanville, and Helen Anderson of New London; 49 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Norman Sieben; sister, Lorraine Meier; and two grandchildren, Raquelle Young and Kenzie Torborg.

Margaret Lauer
Margaret Lauer Margaret "Margie" Lauer, 74, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Margie was born in Freeport to Ferdinand and Catherine (Kerfeld) Meyer. She married Robert Lauer on Oct. 30, 1945, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. The couple farmed two miles east of St. Martin for 55 years before moving to Paynesville in July 2000. Margie was a member of the St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, the St. Ann's Christian Women of St. Martin, and Catholic Aid.

Margie is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Mary Hagen of Belgrade, Chuck of Cold Spring, Randy of St. Martin, Jill Wiser of Albany, and Patty Lauer of Minneapolis; brother, Al Meyer of Melrose; sister, Lorretta Kollman of Paynesville, Sister Mary Jude OSB of St. Joseph, Marie Moscho of St. Martin, and Bernadette Lauer of Howard Lake; 11 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Margie was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Meyer; and sister, Evelyn Rademacher.

Sandy (Kuhlmann) Spanier
Sandy Dee (Kuhlmann) Spanier, 34, of Cottage Grove, died suddenly on Aug. 12, 2000.

The Mass of Christian burial will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Visitation Convent in Mendota, with visitation one hour prior to the Mass.

The Mass of Christian Burial will also be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill, with visitation one hour prior to the Mass.

Interment will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Spring Hill.

She was an athletic trainer at Visitation Convent in Mendota.

She is survived by her husband, Terence; daughter, Jalyn; infant son, Carter; parents, Ron and Gladys Kuhlmann; in-laws, Urban and Rosie Spanier; grandparents, Helen and Gordon Huebner and Evelyn Kulmann; brother, A.J. (Carol) Kuhlmann; sister-in-law, Tama Spanier; brothers-in-law, Tim (Momaletsi), Ted (Deb), Todd (Patty), and Toby (Diane); and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and other relatives.

Beatrice Flanders
Beatrice Flanders Beatrice Elizabeth (Schultz) Flanders, 84, of San Diego, Calif., died Jan. 8, 2000.

A 2 p.m. graveside service will be held for her on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at Burr Oak Cemetery, where she will be buried. A reception will be held for her after the service, about 3 p.m., at 501 Lake Avenue, Paynesville, the home of Joe and Joyce Spaulding, Beatrice's youngest sister.

Beatrice was born May 20, 1915 in Paynesville to Herman and Anna (Kelm) Schultz. She lived in Paynesville until she married Harold E. Flanders on Oct. 2, 1940, and they moved to Union Grove Township. On March 26, 1945, her son Allen, her only child, was born. In 1946, Beatrice moved back to Paynesville where she lived until 1951, when she moved to Everett, Wash., for one year. In 1952 her family returned to Minnesota to reside in Hopkins, from where she visited Paynesville regularly. In the early 1970s, she and her husband Harold began making winter trips to Mesa, Ariz. In 1975, they moved from Minnesota to become residents of Mesa at the Good Life Trailer Park.

On Dec. 29, 1996, Beatrice suffered a stroke from which she never recovered. By March 1997, she and Harold moved from Arizona to San Diego, Calif., where they could be close to their son's family. In San Diego, they first lived at an assisted living facility, then a board and care facility, and finally at a skilled nursing facility since autumn of 1999.

Since Beatrice passed away on Jan. 8, 2000, so far from her family and friends in Paynesville, there was no service at that time. Instead, she was cremated. Her ashes have remained in San Diego until now.

Beatrice is survived by her husband, Harold of San Diego, Calif.; her son, Allen F. (Cathy) Flanders of San Diego; one granddaughter; one grandson; and siblings, Orville Schultz of Eden Valley, LeRoy Schultz of Paynesville, Bernice Busse of Paynesville, Ellsworth Schultz of Paynesville, and Joyce Spaulding of Paynesville.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Herman and Anna (Kelm) Schultz; and siblings, Idella Tritabaugh, Rosemund Schultz, Melvin Schultz, Myron Schultz, Marella Hickman, Luverna Tysdol, and Dorothy Nehring.

Olga Larson
Olga J. Larson, 90, of Paynesville, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church in rural Paynesville, with the Rev. Lonnie Gleitz officiating. Interment was held in the East Irving Mission Cemetery in rural Paynesville.

Olga J. Langseth was born on May 3, 1910, in Meeker County near Paynesville. She was the daughter of Ingvald and Gertrude (Johanessen) Langseth. Olga grew up on a family farm in Meeker County, and attended school at Districts #24 and #19.

On May 29, 1928, she was married to Lewis Larson in Litchfield. Following their marriage they lived in Melby for a short time. In 1930, they moved to New London and to Hawick in 1945. Lewis owned and operated Larson Repair with Olga by his side. She enjoyed serving coffee to all the customers and friends. Following his death, Olga moved into Paynesville, where she has lived since.

Olga was a member of the Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed different types of handwork, including making rugs and crocheting. She also enjoyed baking. Her most important priority was in the home.

Olga is survived by her children, Harvey (Lois) of Backus, Norma (Harold) Mathison of Park Rapids, and Pat (Mike) Sorenson of Sunburg; sons-in-law, Norman Bork of Paynesville and Alan Person of Paynesville; 18 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis, on June 5, 1991; infant son, Donald; daughters, Genora Bork, Arlis Person, and Lenore Kuether; grandsons, Wayne Nelson and Dan Mathison; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Ole, Jens, and Clarence Langseth; and sisters, Gertrude Moe, Ida Wenberg, Ann Gaylord, Elfie Peterson, and Hannah Nelson.

Kathy Schultz
Kathy Schultz Kathleen "Kathy" (Wolf) Schultz, 37, of Madras, Ore., and formerly of Paynesville, died July 23, 2000, in a motorcycle accident at Madras Dragway.

Services were held Friday, July 25, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel. Interment was at Mount Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras.

Kathleen was born on May 15, 1963, in Bad Cannstadt, Germany. She graduated with top honors from Paynesville Area High School in 1981, where she was active in band and in track, in which she was a state competitor. She grew up with her aunt Lisa.

She married Ernest R. "Rob" Schultz in August 1982 in Denmark. She played in the Sixth Army Band for eight years. She was involved with fund raising for needy children with organizations such as Toys for Tots. She owned Picket Fence motorcycle shop in Madras.

Survivors include her husband, "Rob" of Madras; children, Katie, Heidi, and Robie Jr. of Madras; mother and stepfather, Hannelore and Thomas J. Baker of Cold Spring; father, Arnold Wolf of Paynesville; brother, Robert A. (Suna) Wolf of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; and aunt, Lisa Stock of St. Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Else and Max Lipp; paternal grandfather, Tony Wolf; and uncle, Butch Wolf.

David Hentges
David M. Hentges, 39, of Minneapolis and formerly of Eden Valley, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis from complications of cancer.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

David was born in St. Cloud to Jerome M. and Dorothy (Heaney) Hentges. He married Linda M. Pingatore on July 31, 1999, in Lake Tahoe. He worked for Wells Fargo in Minneapolis as an analyst.

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Minneapolis; sons, Lance and Grant of Minnetonka; stepchildren, Melissa and Brian Plott of Minneapolis; siblings, Diana Smyth of Throop, Pa., Brenda (Swain) Hentges Smith of Eden Valley, Trudy (Jonathon) Hentges-Eid of Conifer, Colo., and Michael (Romi) of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lisa Hentges, infant brother, Mitchell; and niece, Danielle.

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