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Vivian Liedman, 100, Paynesville
Vivian E. Liedman, 100, of Paynesville, died on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, peacefully at her home, which she had occupied for 76 years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Zion-Irving Lutheran Church near Hawick. Pastor Kathy Terpstra presided. Burial was in the Zion-Irving Lutheran Cemetery. She was born on April 28, 1917, in Forest City, Minn., to Carl F. and Clara (Heil) Rick. She grew up on the family farm. On Dec. 15, 1941, Vivian married Fredrick Liedman. They established their home in Irving Township, southwest of Paynesville, and farmed for many years. Vivian loved birds and flowers. She never wavered in her faith in God or her love for her family. Vivian was a member of the Zion-Irving Lutheran Church. She is survived by her son, Jay (Diane) Liedman of rural Paynesville; four grandchildren: Libby (Jake) Gerhardson, of Belgrade, Annie of Willmar, Lance of Fargo, and Britta of rural Paynesville; two great-grandchildren: Addison and Rehn Gerhardson; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents; seven brothers and sisters; her husband, Fred; and her son, Raleigh.

William Bagley, 74, Regal

William Douglas Bagley (Bill, Billy, and Billy Boy), 74, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, on his farm near Regal. Bill was born to Lester and Louise (Prasch) Bagley on Sept. 19, 1943. He graduated in 1961 from Paynesville Area High School, where he earned a full scholarship to play football for the University of Minnesota, but the love of the land/farming kept him on the family farm his whole life. He continued to farm until the time of his death. In 1968, Bill married Gloria Beier at St. Anthony’s Church in Regal. They had three children. Billy Boy’s greatest pastime was playing cards, especially solo, winning a few tournaments in Lake Henry. He still played cards weekly with close friends. Watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins was something else he truly loved. William is survived by his children: Brenda Cackowski of Regal, Lisa Bagley of St. Cloud, and Scott (Lisa) Bagley of Regal; grandchildren: Reed Cackowski, Jarisa Hall, Jonaya Allen, and Kyle and Kendra Bagley; brother, Roger (Kathy) Bagley of Paynesville; sister, Joanne Perro of Shell Lake, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; sister, Patty; and brother-in-law, Joe Perro. “Good enough” as Billy would say! A celebration of Life for William will be held on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the D. Voss residence (20229 Co. Rd. 15, Belgrade, Minn.).

Joyce Ginther, 93, Paynesville

Joyce M. Ginther, 93, of Paynesville, died on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Rev. Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, Dec. 21, between 4 and 8 p.m., and on Friday, Dec. 22, after 9:30 a.m., at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Joyce was born on Jan. 19, 1924, in Akron, Iowa, to Earl and LaVera (Krause) Beeler. She married George P. Ginther on Jan. 20, 1947, in Lemmon, S.D. They lived in Lemmon, Minneapolis, Willmar, and Paynesville areas. She worked side by side with her husband at the businesses they owned and operated together. She will be remembered for working at Easterday’s in Paynesville and for her volunteering at the R.O.S.E. Center. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and Christian Women. Joyce was also a member of the Lionesses here in Paynesville and was on the board of the R.O.S.E. Center. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who created a nurturing home, where many people felt welcomed. Joyce loved celebrating holidays and birthdays by always making them special. She had a strong faith that guided her actions throughout life, making her a role model for her family. Joyce was a fierce supporter of her church, family, and friends, living by the Golden Rule. Survivors include her children: Myles Ginther (Beverly) of Gold Canyon, Ariz., Judy McCollum (David) of Mahnomen, and Susan Jansen (Donald “George”) of Paynesville; grandchildren: Aaron, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Ryan, Matthew, Kevin, Carolyn, Morgan, Jessica, David, Joseph, Michael, Kathleen and Jordan; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Surring of Hermosa, S.D.; and brother, Donald Beeler (Marianne) of Minnetonka. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George (March 3, 1994); daughter, Linda Ruhland-Kramer (Jan. 17, 2003); infant daughter, Mary; and brothers and sisters: Archie Beeler, Clarence Beeler, Clifford Beeler, Ethel Miller, Fern Keller, and Wayne Beeler. The family would especially like to thank the staff at Stearns Place for their loving care.

Marilyn Hoiseth, 85, Paynesville

Marilyn Hoiseth, 85, of Paynesville, died on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Reflections Home in Northfield. Her memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, at Paynesville Lutheran Church in Paynesville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Paynesville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Marilyn Ruth Peterson Hoiseth was born on Dec. 17, 1931, in Fergus Falls, to Art and Selma (Johnson) Peterson. The family resided in Mantador, N.D., where her father owned a grocery store. The family moved to Paynesville in 1943, when Marilyn was in seventh grade. She attended and graduated from Paynesville High School in 1949. She continued her education at Concordia College in Moorhead for a year and St. Cloud State Teachers College for three years, receiving a degree in elementary education. Marilyn was united in marriage in 1955 to her high school and college sweetheart, Keith Hoiseth at Paynesville Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with a son and daughter. They made their home in Paynesville where she taught school for six years before choosing to stay home with Robb and Caroline. Marilyn was a long-standing member of Paynesville Lutheran Church since 1943. She will be remembered as a caregiver to many, her passion for life, her deep love and devotion to God, her family, friends, and pets. She is survived by her children, Caroline (Chris) Bussmann and Robb (Linda) Hoiseth; grandchildren, Claire and Madeline Bussmann, and William and Sophie Hoiseth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith in 2012; sister, Ramona Luikhart, and parents.

Rev. Leo Leisen, 88, St. Cloud

Reverend Leo Leisen, 88, of St. Cloud, died on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at St. Benedict Senior Community. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Mary in St. Cloud. The Most Reverend Donald Kettler will officiate. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud. Friends may call on Tuesday, Dec. 12, between 4 and 8 p.m., at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe, and on Wednesday, Dec. 13 after 9 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary. There will be a vigil service on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Reverend Leo Othmar Leisen was born on Dec. 9, 1928, in St. Cloud. He was the son of Othmar and Cecelia (Moser) Leisen. Father Leisen attended St. Mary’s Grade School. He received his seminary training at: Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio; St. Lawrence Seminary in Mount Calvary, Wis., and St. John’s Seminary in Collegeville, Minn. Father Leisen was ordained on May 1, 1954, at the Cathedral of St. Mary, by the Most Reverend Peter W. Bartholome. Father Leisen served in the following assignments: assistant pastor at Assumption Church in Morris, July 1954-Oct. 1957; administrator at Holy Family Church in Belle Prairie, Oct. 1957-July 1958; pastor at Christ the King Church in Cambridge, July 1958-June 1970; pastor at St. Mary of the Presentation Church in Breckenridge, June 1970-July1980; pastor at Assumption Church in Eden Valley, July 1980-Aug. 1992; administrator at St. Peter’s Church in Eden Valley, 1984-1985 and 1990-1992; pastor at St. Ann’s Church in Brandon, Aug. 1992-July 1993; pastor at St. Agnes Church in Roscoe and St. Margaret’s Church in Lake Henry, July 1993-June 2007; and pastor at St. Michael’s Church in Spring Hill, June 1996-June 2007. Father Leisen also served as a member of the diocesan ecumenical commission, and as procurator and advocate of the diocesan tribunal. Father Leisen is survived by his brothers: Father Richard of Sauk Rapids, and Donald (Rose) of Maple Grove; and his sister, Mary Leisen of St. Cloud. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cletus Kemper, 85, Bemidji

Cletus Joseph Kemper, 85, of Bemidji, died on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Neilson Place in Bemidji. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wilton, Minn. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Wilton, under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji. He was born on Jan. 19, 1932, in Waubun, Minn., to Norbert and Magdeline (Peters) Kemper. He attended and graduated from Paynesville High School. He went on to attend St. Thomas University, and later the University of Northern Colorado. He married Sharon Ramage in Denver, Colo. He worked for Bemidji State University for 30 years, retiring as the director of counseling. He is survived by his sons: Curt Kemper of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dirk Kemper of St. Peter, Minn.; daughters: Ericka (Michael) Iseminger of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jessica (Timothy) Budrow of Bemidji; eight grandchildren: Damian, Skylar, Xander, Adrian, Riddick, Isaiah, Truen, and Haven; foster son, Terrence Kemper of Mille Lacs Lake, Minn.; and brother, Vern Kemper of Sioux Falls, S.D. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Kemper.

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