December 1999 Obituaries

from The Paynesville Press
December 1999

M. Dale Bast
M. Dale Bast, 73, of Paynesvilled died on Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Grace United Methodist Church, Paynesville, with REv. Ric Koehn officiating.

Visitation is on Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Paynesville, and one hour before the service at the church. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Ewald Garding
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids for Ewald J. Garding, 85, of Sauk Rapids, who died Sunday at St. Cloud VA Medical Center.

Rev. Eugene Doyle will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Ewald Garding was born Oct. 23, 1914, in Zion Township (Stearns County) to John and Margaret (Mehr) Garding. He married Louise M. Grudnke on Dec. 1, 1973, at St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Cloud. He farmed and lived most of his life in the Sauk Rapids area. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254. He was an Army veteran of WWII. Survivors include five nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise on June 25, 1988; sister Florentine; and brothers, Werner and Math.

Donald Scheierl
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville, for Donald E. Scheierl, age 46, of New London, who died on Saturday at the New London Group Home in New London. His brother, the Rev. LeRoy Scheierl, and Rev. Richard Leisen officiated.

Entombment was in the parish cemetery. Arrangements were by the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

Donald was born April 7, 1953, in St. Cloud to William and Clara (Arnold) Scheierl. He lived in Paynesville and then was a resident of New London Group Home for the last 20 years. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.

His survivors include: his mother of Paynesville, his brothers and sisters, James of Paynesville, Robert of Grand Rapids, Raymond of Forest Lake, Debra Schreifels of Sauk Rapids, Rev. LeRoy of Belgrade, Diane of Waite Park, and Richard of St. Cloud.

He was preceded in death by his father July 25, 1998.

Inge Neu
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley on Saturday, Dec. 18, for Inge P. Neu, 73, of Eden Valley, who died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at St. Cloud Hospital. The Rev. Virgil Braun officiated.

Inge Neu was born on Jan. 21, 1926, in Wiesbaden, Germany to Albert and Auguste (Reifenberger) Weimer. She served in the German Navy during World War II.

She married Sylvester P. Neu on Oct. 9, 1947, in Wiesbaden, Germany. They moved to Roscoe in 1948, then to Paynesville, and then to Eden Valley in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of Assumption Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Sylvester of Eden Valley; children, Robert (Susan) of Dacula, Ga., Larry "Butch" (Betty) of Richmond, Patrick (Tammy) of Watertown, Pam (Greg) Haag of Eden Valley, Penny (Howard) Covert of Eden Valley, and Peter (Joani) of Becker; siblings, Margot Schuck and Wilhelm Weimer, both of Wiesbaden, Germany; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Albert and Idol Weimer; and sisters, Irma Leehr and Ruth Laubinger.

Winifred Mills
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Assumption Nursing Home Chapel in Cold Spring for Winifred Mills, 89, who died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at Assumption Home.

Winifred Mathilda Schaefer was born in Jordan, Minn., in Scott County to John J. and Emma Grams Schaefer on Feb. 20, 1910. At the age of two, she moved with her parents to Schaefer's Rice Lake Resort in Eden Lake Township north of Eden Valley. There she lived a fascinating childhood meeting visitors from around the United States and becoming an expert cleaner of fish. She was a bright student, and graduated as valedictorian of the Eden Valley High School class of 1928. She went on to complete a two-year commercial course of study in Jordan, Minn., and worked with her father in insurance sales.

On Oct. 20, 1937, she married Norman Morgan Mills in Assumption Church in Eden Valley. They built a mink ranch. A devoted wife and mother, and a devout Catholic all her life, sadly widowed at age 37, she successfully raised four children and cared for her aged mother. In middle age, she cared for residents at the rest home in Eden Valley.

She was a member of Assumption Church in Eden Valley for many years, where she was active in the Christian Mothers association and the PTA. In 1975, she moved to Sauk Rapids, where she was active in Sacred Heart Parish. In 1991, she moved to Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring. Everywhere she went, people were charmed by her sweet disposition and helpful nature.

Survivors include her son, Peter (Priscilla) of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; daughter, Rosemary (Allan) Davisson of Cold Spring; son-in-law, Ronald E. Shank of Rogers, Ohio; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Grace Mills of Waconia, Ivan and Vivian Mills of Lake Koronis, Orris (Chuck) and Millie Mills of Wichita, Kan., and Freeman (Bud) and Dina Mills of Lovell, Wyo.; fourteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; son, Francis; daughter, Joan Y. Shank; and brother-in-law, Lester Mills.

Raymond Paulson
Raymond A. Paulson, 72, of Paynesville, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Paynesville.

Memorial services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Father Richard Leisen officiated. Interment was held at the Paynesville Cemetery.

Raymond Arthur Paulson was born on July 9, 1927, in Madelia, Minn., to Paul and Edith (Grochow) Paulson. In September, he moved with his family to Paynesville. His schooling and working days were spent around the Paynesville area.

From April 27, 1946 to Oct. 29, 1947, Raymond served with the 11th Airborne Division as a parachutist with the Glider Infantry in Japan. He was a generous man who would help anyone out in a time of need. He always liked to work, and enjoyed his farming and carpentry trade. He loved to work with wood. He often took children fishing on local lakes.

He is survived by his brother, Marius Paulson of Spicer; sister, Doris (George) Lammers of Fairfax; brother-in-law, Lloyd Quisberg of Brooten; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gladys Quisberg; and brothers, Guy and Harold Paulson.

Ronald Schultz
Ronald D. Schultz, 65, of Grove City, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, unexpectedly at his home.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City. The Pastor Gary Cumings officiated. Interment was at First Lutheran Cemetery in Grove City.

Ronald Duaine Schultz was born Aug. 19, 1934, in Paynesville Township, Stearns County, to Alvin and Edna (Liestman) Schultz. He grew up near Paynesville and attended country school at Dist. 205 near his home. In 1952, Ron's family moved to Paynesville after his mother passed away in 1951, and he graduated from Paynesville High School in 1953.

On Oct. 10, 1956, Ron entered the Army and was stationed in the United States. He was discharged from active duty on July 12, 1958, from Ft. Lewis, Wash., and returned to Army reserve to complete his remaining service obligation on June 30, 1962. He later went on to attend the Minnesota School of Business.

On June 2, 1962, Ron married Diane Nelson at Zion Irving Lutheran Church near Hawick. They lived in the Twin Cities, where he was employed, until he and Diane returned to Grove City to make their home and raise their children. Ron was employed by Holmquist Lumber in Grove City, where he was an office manager. He also worked at Genessee Insurance and Precision Fiberglass.

Ron was a member of the Grove City Fire Department for 22 years. He was a former council member of First Lutheran Church of Grove City, and remained active when the church combined with Trinity Lutheran Church. He was an active and former president and the current secretary of the Grove City Lions Club, where he was a recent recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship award. He also served as the treasurer of the South Grove Square Board in Grove City, and was a member of Meeker County Housing.

Ron is survived by his wife, Diane of Grove City; daughter, Pamela (Thomas) Walsh of Litchfield; son, Gregory (Nancy) Schultz of Circle Pines; five grandchildren; brother, Rodney (Beverly) Schultz of Brooklyn Park; sister, Karen (Robert) Tordsen of Brownton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rosa Hemmesch
Rosa Hemmesch Rosa J. Hemmesch, age 83, of Cold Spring and formerly of Lake Henry, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Assumption Home in Cold Spring.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. The Rev. Leo Leisen officiated. Burial was in St. Margaret's Parish Cemetery in Lake Henry.

Rosa was born Sept. 23, 1916, in Richmond, Minn., to Joseph and Katie (Stang) Schlangen. She married Bernard Hemmesch on May 10, 1938, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. She lived and farmed in the Lake Henry area most of her married life. She had been a resident of John Paul Apartments in Cold Spring since 1994. She was a member of St. Anne's Christian Women, and St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry.

Rosa is survived by her: husband Bernard of Cold Spring; children: Crescentia (Cliff) Sandlund of St. Cloud, Eugene (Gladys) of Paynesville, Magdalen (Donald) Rausch of St. Martin, and Marina Hemmesch (Gus Wackwitz) of Cold Spring; daughter-in-law Geraldine Hemmesch of Owatonna; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Elsie (Tony) Dingman of St. Joseph, Miranda (Andrew) Lauer of St. Cloud, Bertha (Roman) Braegelman of Cold Spring, AnnaMae (Herman) Fleischhacker of St. Anthony, Gregor (Rita) Schlangen of St. Cloud, Marcus (Florina) Schlangen of St. Cloud, and Daniel (Nita) Schlangen of Paynesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Merwyn, grandson Lance Hemmesch, and brothers, Hubert and Alfred Schlangen.

Elaine Hess
Elaine I. Hess, age 63, of Lake Henry, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. The Rev. Leo Leisen officiated. Burial took place in St. Margaret's Parish Cemetery in Lake Henry.

Elaine was born Nov. 18, 1936, in Sauk Rapids, Minn., to Otto and Louise (Lezer) Abraham. She married Floyd E. Hess on May 3, 1958, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. They lived in Minneapolis where she worked as a telephone operator until moving to Regal in 1960. They moved to Lake Henry where they owned and operated the Hess Store and Oil Company from 1968-1991. She worked part time at the Sportsman's Den in Lake Henry. She was very active in the Lake Henry community where she was a member of St. Anne's Christian Women, St. Margaret's Rosary Society, Lake Henry American Legion Auxiliary, and St. Margaret's Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events.

Elaine is survived by her husband Floyd of Lake Henry, children: Cindy Hess of Lake Henry, David (Barb) Hess of Lake Henry, Brenda (Rick) Terres of Spring Hill, and Dale (Linda) of Paynesville; nine grandchildren; brothers: LeRoy Abraham of St. Stephen, Lloyd Abraham of Sauk Rapids, Gary Abraham of Blaine, Gene Abraham of Sauk Rapids; and sister, Lou Ann Moen of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Arlene Pappenfus; and brother, Roger Abraham.

Roger Glenz
Roger Glenz, 68, of Paynesville, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

The funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville, with the Rev. Ric Koehn officiating.

Interment was in the Grove Cemetery in rural Paynesville.

Roger Arvid Glenz was born on Feb. 12, 1931, at the home farm in Roseville Township. He was the son of Emmett and Alice (Stoltenow) Glenz. Roger grew up on the family farm and attended the Grove Country School. In 1948, he graduated from the Paynesville High School, where he was active in football, basketball, and baseball.

On April 21, 1951, Roger was married to Darleen Olson at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. Following their marriage, he farmed for 30 years. He also worked at the Paynesville Co-op Creamery. In 1981, he sold the farm to his son, Brad, and went to work for the Paynesville Post Office as a rural mail carrier. He retired in June 1999.

Roger was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Paynesville Lions Club. He was a past member of the Paynesville Sportsmen's Club. For many years, he served on the Grove Cemetery Board. He was a firearms training instructor.

Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and golfing. During deer season, he enjoyed being a guide for his children and grandchildren.

Roger is survived by his wife, Darleen of Paynesville; sons, Ric (Michelle) of Spicer, Ray (Sharon) of Paynesville, and Brad (Debbie) of Paynesville; daughters, Jody Gronseth of Montevideo, Geri (Steve) Horn of Montevideo, Tami (Troy) Shanks of Quartz Hill, Calif., and Trudi (Chip) Louden of Columbia, S.C.; 25 grandchildren; brother, Hilary of Onamia; sister, Goldie Roberson of Jacksonville, Ore.; and brother-in-law, Harold Manz of Paynesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joyce Manz; brother-in-law, Lester Roberson; and sister-in-law, Betty Glenz.

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