August 2002 Obituaries
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from The Paynesville Press
August 2002

Johnson Funeral Home Lynn Hemmesch
Lynn Hemmesch Lynn B. Hemmesch, 42, of Lake Henry, died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at his home from injuries received in a farming accident.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Rev. Leo Leisen will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Margaret's Parish Cemetery in Lake Henry.

Friends may call from 4-9 PM on Tuesday and after 9 AM on Wednesday at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Parish Prayers will be held at 8 PM followed by the Catholic Order of Foresters at 8:30 PM.

Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville made the arrangements.

Lynn was born Dec. 20, 1959, in Paynesville to Nick and Miranda (Schmitz) Hemmesch. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1978 where he loved sports. He played football, wrestled, and played baseball. He was selected to the Lions All-Star Outstate Baseball Team. He went on to graduate from Alexandria Technical College with a degree in farm mechanics. He farmed with his brother Randy in Lake Henry most of his life.

Lynn was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Catholic Order of Foresters, and continued to play amateur baseball for Lake Henry and Regal.

Surviving Lynn is his mother, Miranda of St. Joseph; brothers and sisters, Mary Hemmesch of Sartell, Betty (Ron) Backes of Cold Spring, Math (Karen) Hemmesch of Paynesville, Rose Ann (Marlyn) Sheldrup of Mankato, Dan (Norma) Hemmesch of Spring Hill, Randy (Debbie) Hemmesch of Lake Henry, Debbie (Mike) Meagher of Paynesville, and Bruce Hemmesch of St. Joseph; 21 nieces and nephews; and three great-nephews and a great-niece.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1978, a niece, and a nephew.

Dell Chisholm
Dell chisholm Idella L. Chisholm, 94, of Paynesville, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Rev. Richard Koehn will officiate. Burial will be in Paynesville Cemetery.

Friends may call after 12 noon at the Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville.

Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville made the arrangements.

Dell was born April 13, 1908, on a farm near Roscoe to William and Hattie (Koenig) Stanger. In 1930, she married Clarence Chisholm. They spent their entire married life in Paynesville. She worked for Johnny Bolstad in his grocery store for many years as a clerk and later she worked at Jerry's Jack and Jill.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was very active. She was also a member of Naomi Circle and the Rebekahs.

Dell enjoyed cooking and gardening flowers.

She is survived by her daughter Donna of Payson, Ariz., and numerous nephews and nieces.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Clarence in 1983; sister, Hildegard; and brothers, Clarence, Walter, and Norman (Kelly) Stanger.

Donald Brady
Donald Brade Donald R. Brady, 88, of Paynesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Revs. Jeff Bergman and Dave Nelson will officiate.

There will be no visitation. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home of Paynesville.

Don was born Aug. 27, 1913, in Granite Falls, Minn. He was the son of George and Inez (Cole) Brady. He grew up in Granite Falls where he graduated from high school in 1930 as the valedictorian. Upon his graduation he attended the Academy of Accountancy in Minneapolis.

On March 7, 1941, Don was married to Hazelle Bohlmann in Minneapolis. Following their marriage, they lived in Wausau, Wis., and Springfield, Minn. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. In 1956, they moved to Paynesville where they have lived since.

Don was the accountant for Marshall Foods in Paynesville for 25 years. From 1981 to 1989, he was the Paynesville city administrator, retiring in 1989.

Don was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church, where he had served as church treasurer and Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of Koronis Hills Golf Club, Paynesville Masonic Lodge, Zurah Shrine Temple, and the Paynesville Lions Club of which he was a past president.

He enjoyed golfing at Koronis Hills, spending time with friends, and reading his Bible.

Don is survived by his wife, Hazelle of Paynesville; daughter, Leslee (Allen) Bode of Eden Prairie; son Richard (Rhonda) Brady of Paynesville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Mark Adolph
Mark D. Adolph, 48, of Willmar, died Tuesday, Aug. 20,2002, at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville with Father Richard Leisen officiating. Interment will be in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery in Kimball.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mark was born July 7, 1954, in St. Cloud, Minn. He was the son of Donald and Mildred (Hennen) Adolph. When he was only 11 months old, Mark developed a serious illness and because of that he had been mentally handicapped since. He lived at home with his family until 1968. During this time period, they lived in South Haven, Grove City, and Cambridge. Since 1973, Mark has lived in Willmar at the Glacial Ridge Training Center and the Lakeland SOCS II.

Mark enjoyed watching television and "I Love Lucy" was his favorite show.

He is survived by his mother, Mildred "Millie" Adolph of Paynesville; sister, Patricia (David) Neuman of Paynesville; a nephew; and two grandnieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald, in 1974.

Marvin Schmitz
Marvin Schmitz, 68, of Hudson, Wis., died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Peter Szleszinski as celebrant. Father James Dabruzzi and Deacon Vernon Schmitz concelebrated the funeral mass. Burial with full military honors by the Hudson V.F.W. was in St. Patrick's Catholic Church Cemetery.

Marv was born Nov. 13, 1933, in St. Martin, the son of Jacob and Mary (Schlangen) Schmitz. He attended the district 163 elementary school in St. Martin prior to graduating from Paynesville High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 1953 and served in Japan until 1955. Following his honorable discharge, he earned his associates degree in electronics from DeVry Technical School.

On June 23, 1959, he married Bernadette Lardy in Waite Park. Marv was employed at 3M from 1962 until his retirement in 1992. He started at 3M as an electrical technician and retired as a program manager, mostly in the microfilm division.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #1762-4th Degree Knight. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. Being mechanically inclined, he enjoyed the challenge of home improvement projects and built several family homes. He was a crew supervisor for Habitat for Humanity and was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bernadette; children, Nadine (Randy) Bell of Hudson, Pamela (Mike) Willman of Hudson, Lisa (Tim) Lang of Milwaukee, and Duane (Lenore) Schmitz of Indianapolis, Ind.; nine grandchildren; brothers, Ben (Betty) Schmitz of Pelican Rapids, Minn. and Alvin (Sue) Schmitz of Tulsa, Okla.; and sisters, Marcella Kollman, of Sauk Centre, Irene Hemmesch of Paynesville, Miranda Hemmesch of St. Joseph, Alma (Norman) Mathison of Roswell, N.M., and Mary Ann (Victor) Mikrot of St. Cloud.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Chris, Linus and Elmer.

Earl Erickson
Earl Erickson Earl Oliver Erickson, 89, of Paynesville, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

The funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Rev. Jeff Bergman officiated. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Earl was born Dec. 19, 1912, near Belgrade. He was the son of Edward and Albertina (Sivertsen) Erickson. He was baptized and confirmed in Norwegian at Crow River Lutheran Church near Belgrade. He grew up on the family farm near Belgrade, where he attended a country school.

On March 31, 1936, he was married to Janette P. Kjeldahl in Minneapolis. During World War II, Earl worked on the construction of the Alaska-Canadian Highway. They lived in Minneapolis until 1955 during which time Earl worked for the Stewart Paint Co. and the Olson Fish Co. From 1955 to 1981, they lived in Deephaven while he was a caretaker for S.J. Groves and Sons Construction. He retired in 1975. They lived in Maple Lake from 1981 until 1985 when they moved to Paynesville.

Earl was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting pheasants, his flower garden, and his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Jane (Reed) Ringstad of Paynesville; one granddaughter; brother, Sander (Lois) Erickson of Brainerd; and a sister Ruth "Dolly" (Henry) Oas of St. Paul.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janette on March 3, 1987; two brothers, Arnold and Edwin; and two sisters, Martha and Beatrice.

Kenneth Yarmon
Kenneth Earl Yarmon, 77, of St. Cloud and formerly of Willmar, died Friday morning, Aug. 2, 2002, at the St. Cloud Veterans Hospital.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Rev. Dean E. Johnson officiated. Interment was at Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the American Legion Post #167, V.F.W. Post #1639, and the Willmar D.A.V.

Kenneth was born on Dec. 1, 1924, in Colon, Neb., the son of Earl B. and Mabel (Johnson) Yarmon. He grew up and was baptized at the Presbyterian church in rural Colon. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Wahoo, Neb., where he was confirmed and received his education. He worked as a farm laborer until enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served overseas in the European Theatre during World War II. He received several medals of commendation, including the Purple Heart award three times.

On Oct. 20, 1945, in Nebraska, he married Lois Brandert. They lived and farmed in rural Lake Lillian. In 1973, in Watertown, S.D., he married Agnes Sletta. They made their home in the rural Willmar community, where they farmed and managed the Edge of Town Motel. Kenneth retired from farming in 1989. In 1998, he entered the St. Cloud V.A. Hospital.

He was fond of draft horses which he rode in several parades, the outdoors, and farming.

He is survived by his three children, Kathie (Eugene) Faiman of Olivia, Stan (JoAnn) Yarmon of Paynesville, and Pete (Jayne) Yarmon of St. Cloud; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Yarmon of Wahoo, Neb., and one sister, Leona (LaVerne) Casper of Tecumsah, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Agnes in 1989; one grandson; and one brother, LeRoy Yarmon.

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