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Bernice Fischbach, 78, Lake Henry
Bernice H. Fischbach, 78, of Lake Henry died on Monday, Aug. 24.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Entombment was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery Mausoleum.

Bernice Fischbach was born on Jan. 25, 1931, to Bernard and Rose (Beste) Renneker in Millwood Township in Stearns County.

She married Celestine P. Fischbach on May 14, 1952, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. The couple farmed near Long Prairie, and she enjoyed working at the Long Prairie Hospital.

In 1960, they made their home on a farm near Lake Henry.

Bernice is survived by her husband, Celestine of Lake Henry; son, Jerry of Lake Henry; brother and sisters, Marcella Wochnick of Waite Park, Alcuin of Melrose, and Kathleen Herdering of Freeport; and brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Joyce Boeckermann and Juanita Schlangen; four brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law.

Memorials are preferred.

Alice Kascht, 63, St. Cloud
Alice E. Kascht, 63, of St. Cloud died on Friday, Aug. 28, at St. Benedict's Center in St. Cloud.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 31, at the St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Alice Kascht was born on June 5, 1946, to Alphonse and Amalia (Hondl) Kascht in St. Martin.

She was employed by the St. Cloud Hospital for 47 years.

Alice is survived by her brother, Melvin (Marian) of St. Martin and sisters, Virginia Torborg of Richmond and Bernice Heinen and Bernelda Schmitz of Cold Spring.

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

Patricia Sanders, 85, Virginia
Patricia Sanders, 85, died on Thursday, Aug. 13, in Mechanicsville, Va.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Aug. 16, in Mechanicsville, Va.

Patty, the daughter of Edward and Olive Pierce, spent many childhood summers on Lake Koronis. She came to Paynesville High School as a junior in 1939, graduating as valedictorian in 1941.

At the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, she earned summa cum laude honors at her graduation in 1944. She continued her education, earning a master's degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene.

After college, Patty taught high school history and English over the course of six years in the Clara City, Little Falls, and Rochester schools.

In the early 1950s, seeking new challenges, she embarked on a career with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Her postings in the years following included Turkey, Japan, Washington, D.C., England, and Germany.

During this time, she met her husband, Samuel Sanders, Jr., originally of Richmond, Virginia. The couple married in Munich, Germany, in 1964. Their union lasted until Sam's death in 1987.

Patty is survived by her children, Edward Pierce Sanders, John Sanders, and Sarah Civay; brother, Jerrold Pierce; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Samuel.

Memorials are suggested to local hospice organizations.

Roger Bahner, 65, Roscoe
Roger W. Bahner, 65, of Roscoe died on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester after a lengthy battle with heart disease.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 24, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Roger William Bahner was born on July 14, 1944, to Theodore and Hazel (Driver) Bahner in Paynesville. He grew up on the family farm in rural Eden Valley, where he was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. Roger attended a small country school near his family farm.

On April 22, 1967, Roger was united in marriage to Betty Nelson at the Methodist Church in Paynesville. This union was blessed with two boys and four girls.

Roger and Betty lived in Stuart and Paynesville before making their home in Roscoe in 1970. They shared 42 years of marriage.

He worked for Koronis Turkey Farm in Georgeville and Jennie-O in Litchfield before finding a home at AMPI in Paynesville. Roger loved working at AMPI and would often go in hours early just to visit with the other shift. He was planning on retiring after 36 years on Sept. 1.

Roger is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Trudi (Tim) Bachman of Richmond, Jeannie (Allen) Rudy of Paynesville, Wayne (Tina) Bahner of Richmond, Steve (Rae) Bahner of Waite Park, Jennifer (John) Muellner of Rice, and Shannon Bahner of Roscoe; nine grandchildren; father-in-law; and siblings, Richard Bahner, Robert Bahner, James Bahner, Margaret Nohner, Onnah Deuhs, Judy Moser, and Barb Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Hazel; mother-in-law; and a brother-in-law.

Urban Loch, 85, Belgrade
Urban L. Loch, 85, of Belgrade died on Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Belgrade Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 6, at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Belgrade. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Urban Leo Loch was born on March 23, 1924, to Joseph G. and Clara (Linn) Loch in Freeport. He grew up in the Belgrade area, where he attended country grade school and Belgrade High School.

On May 5, 1947, Urban married Dorothy Jaeger at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. They made their home in Lake Henry until 1954, when they moved to Belgrade, where they farmed.

They retired in 1996 and moved into Belgrade. Together they were able to share in 62 years of marriage.

Urban is survived by his wife, Dorothy Loch of Belgrade; children, LaVonne (Walter) Spanier of Paynesville, Gary (Diane) Loch of Shoreview, Renee Lock of Vadnais Heights, Bernice Lock of Plymouth, Rick (Tammy) Lock of Barrett, Joe Lock of Seattle, Wash., Ken (Deanna) Lock of St. Michael, Alan (Michelle) Loch of Belgrade, and Mary (Bill) Jacob of Shoreview; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Alverna Welle of Spring Hill.

He was preceded in death by a great-grandson; four brothers, Herbert, Eugene, Elmer, and Victor; and two sisters, Lucille and Irene.

Joanne Kollodge, 68, Minneapolis
Joanne G. (Bauer) Kollodge, 68, of Minneapolis died unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 3, after a battle with a cancerous brain tumor.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 7, at the Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud. Entombment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Joanne Kollodge was born on March 21, 1941, to Al and Marie (Schoenberg) in Paynesville.

She graduated from St. Benedict's Monastery and was a teaching nun until 1971, when she left the order.

She worked in education as a teacher and later as principal in the St. Cloud and surrounding areas. She retired in 2003.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Jim of Minneapolis; mother, Marie of Paynesville; brothers and sisters, Gene of Wilson, Wis., Betty Winter of Richmond, Bob of Paynesville, Duane of Waite Park, Karen Paavola of Clear Lake, and Bonnie Lampert of Little Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Al.

Genevieve Rothstein, 87, St. Cloud
Genevieve (Orbeck) Rothstein, 87, of St. Cloud died on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Benedict's Senior Community in St. Cloud.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 7, at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Entombment was in Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.

Genevieve Rothstein was born on Jan. 22, 1922, to John and Elizabeth (Fischbach) Orbeck in St. Martin.

She married Leander Rothstein on Oct. 4, 1943, in Spring Hill. They raised 12 children on a farm near Pearl Lake. Their union lasted until Leander's death on April 21, 2006.

Genevieve is survived by her children, Dorothy (Harry) Molumby of South San Francisco, Calif., John (Sandy) of New Hope, Luella (Leo) Louis of Paynesville, Marvin (Connie) of Staples, Robert of Kimball, David (Yvonne) of Sauk Rapids, Susan (Larry) Linnemeyer of Cambridge, Arthur (Donna) of Clearwater, Lawrence (Vicki) of Moundsview, Jane (Millard) Hickman of Litchfield, Teresa (Joe) Borgstrom of Buffalo, and MaryAnn (Steve) Edwards of Kimball; 32 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leander; her parents; two infant children; a great-granddaughter; sisters, Alvina Schaefer and Frances Rothstein; and brothers, John, Joseph, and Clarence.

Peter Gottwald, 53, Cold Spring
Peter V. Gottwald, 53, of Cold Spring died on Wednesday, Aug. 5, after a short battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 10, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. Burial was in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Peter Gottwald was born on Nov. 10, 1955, to Vincent and Veronica (Miller) Gottwald in St. Cloud.

He married Jane (Hiemenz) Springer on April 26, 2009, in St. Boniface Church in Cold Spring.

He worked for Gold'n Plump Poultry as a night-time live haul supervisor.

Peter is survived by his wife, Jane; children, Troy, Andrew, Corey (Cari), Shannon (Eric) Johnson, Barry, Gregory, Veronica, and Christopher; step-children, Josh (Angela) Springer, Ryan Springer, and Nathan Springer; step-mother, Donna Gottwald; seven grandchildren; siblings, Linda (Bernard) Richter, Mary (Eugene) Leither, Virginia "Ginny" (Jerry) Thielen, Richard (Marilyn) Gottwald, and Charles "Charlie" Gottwald.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Charles Schleper, 75, Paynesville
Charles M. Schleper, 75, of Paynesville died on Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 11:30 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Entombment will be in the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum.

Charles "Charlie" Michael Schleper was born on Sept 19, 1933, to Gerhard and Catherine (Jaeger) Schleper in Paynesville. He grew up on the family farm between Paynesville and Lake Henry and attended Paynesville High School, graduating in 1950.

After his schooling, he worked for NSP until 1955, when he entered the U.S. Army, serving his country for two years.

On Oct. 8, 1960, Charlie married Eileen Ann Spanier in Lake Henry. They made their home in Mankato and various communities in the five-state area while he worked for NSP.

They returned to Paynesville in 1965, where they farmed until 1990.

While in retirement, he continued to work at AMPI and at his daughter's daycare.

Charlie is survived by his children, Roxy Moser of Paynesville, Pat (Brenda) Schleper of Paynesville, Dean (Kerry) Schleper of Paynesville, Doug (Jill) Schleper of Paynesville, Peg (Greg) Stang of Rockville, Lee Schleper of Paynesville, and Terri (Kirk) Athmann of Paynesville; fourteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Adeline (Pete) Holper of Paynesville and Mary Hagen of Lino Lakes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen; a son-in-law; and his parents.

Kenneth Vezner, 90, Franklin, Tenn.
A memorial service for Kenneth Vezner, 90, of Franklin, Tenn., who died on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m., at Risen Christ Lutheran Church in Stillwater.

Kenneth lived in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center until he sold his business in North St. Paul and moved to Franklin, Tenn.

For over 50 years, his greatest love was spending time at his summer home on Lake Koronis in Paynesville.

Kenneth is survived by his son, Jon (Kathy Mattea- Vezner); sister, Jean Boyd; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet. (651) 770-3618 In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation be made to the North House Folk School, Ken Vezner Fund, PO Box 759, Grand Marais, MN 55604

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