January 2000 Obituaries

from The Paynesville Press
January 2000

Harold Clark
Thelma Kallevig Harold F. Clark, 86, of rural Eden Valley, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services was at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Reverend Ric Koehn officiated. Burial was in the Ebeneezer Church Cemetery in rural Eden Valley.

Harold was born Nov. 19, 1913, in Eden Lake Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to James and Mary Jane (Welliver) Clark. He married Clara Shreffler on July 22, 1939, in the Eden Valley Church of God. He lived and farmed in Eden Lake Township most of his life. He owned and operated a sawmill from 1957-1985 and was a local carpenter. He also worked on several area mink farms.

He was a former member of the Ebeneezer Church and a current member of the Grace Unite Methodist Church in Paynesville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening and making spears. He was known for his work with wood.

Harold is survived by his wife, Clara of Eden Valley; children, Brenda (Tom) Neal of Winnipeg, Canada, Leslie (Judy) Clark of Maple Lake, Sandra (John) Christianson of Brooklyn Park, Vaughn (Dona) Clark of Kimball, and Norma (Jim) Hiltner of Eden Valley; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Rud of Eden Valley, Alice Hickman of Eden Valley, and Ruthie Wells of Elgin, Oregon; and brother, Warren Clark of St. Cloud.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson Benjamin Clark; brothers, Leonard, Freeman, Leon, and Clinton; and sisters, Stella Everson, Marion Schoeleben, and Bernice Hawkins.

Thelma Kallevig
Thelma Kallevig Thelma L. Kallevig, age 89, of Paynesville, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Crystal Hills Assembly of God in Paynesville. Rev. Lonnie Gleitz and Rev. Dennis Curran will officiate. Burial will be in the Green Lake Lutheran Cemetery in Spicer.

Thelma was born Aug. 30, 1910, in Seven Persons, Alberta, Canada, to Thomas and Martha (Skotland) Thompson. In 1915, she came to Spicer, Minn., to live and grow up with her grandparents. She married Selmer Kallevig on Jan. 20, 1931. They farmed in the Willmar area until 1976 when they moved to Willmar. Selmer died in 1987. She became a resident of Paynesville in 1992. She was a member of the Crystal Hills Assembly of God in Paynesville and a former active member of the Willmar Assembly of God.

Thelma is survived by her sons, Loren of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Jim (Kathie) of Minnetonka; daughters Ardys (Edgar) Zimmerman of Paynesville and Darla (Ted) Groat of Circle Pines; 12 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters, Audrey Michels, Marlys Kallevig, and infant daughter Sharon; grandson Paul Kallevig; brothers, Kenneth and Myron Thompson.

Funeral arrangements are with the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

Clemens Friederich
Clemens W. Friederich, age 82, of Eden Valley died Tuesday at Paynesville Area Hospital.

Services were at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, at Assumption Catholic Church, Eden Valley. Rev. Virgil Braun officiated and burial was with full military honors provided by Eden Valley American Legion Post 381 in the parish cemetery.

Clemens Friederich was born September 22, 1917, in Foxhome Township near Breckenridge to Mathias and Mary Ann (Rott) Friederichs. He farmed and lived in the Eden Valley area most of his life. He was an Army veteran of WWII, where he served in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Eden Valley, American Legion Post 381, Wat/Kim/Valley V.F.W. Post 5460, and St. Cloud Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9.

Survivors include brothers and sisters, Henry Friederichs of Tomah, Wis., Ervin Friederich of Glendale, Calif., Florence Martin of North Hollywood, Calif., Julia Deutsch of Roseville, Minn., Elmer Friederichs of Kansas City, Mo., and Joseph Friederichs of Glendive, Mont.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Fr. Leo Friederichs, John Friederichs, and George Friederichs; and sister, Genevieve Broadus.

Alvina Thompson
Alvina J. Thompson, formerly of the Paynesville area, died on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in Seattle, Wash. She lived in three centuries, having been born on Nov. 10, 1899, to Anders and Jorgine (Nilsen) Borsheim of Irving Township, Kandiyohi County, Minn.

Services were held on Friday, Jan. 7 at Mount Si Lutheran Church, North Bend, Wash., of which the Thompsons were charter members. Burial was in the Fall City, Washington Cemetery.

Alvina was baptized and confirmed at Nordland Lutheran Church. She attended nearby School District #24. As a young woman she began what was to be a lifelong career of caregiving in the homes of family members and friends who were ill.

In 1928, Alvina was married to Fred Thompson of Fort Ransom, N.D. They made their home there, later moving to Irving Township. The couple had four children: Doris, Ralph, Nora Ann, and Shirley. In 1944, the family moved to Snoqualmie Falls, Wash. Alvina was active in her church and community. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and crocheting tablecloths for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters; Doris Hendrickson and Nora Bracken, both of Seattle, and Shirley Forgey of North Bend, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Alvina was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers Eilert, Peter, Arthur, and Arnold Borsheim; her husband, Fred; and son, Ralph Thompson.

Beatrice (Schultz) Flanders
Beatrice Flanders Beatrice was born to Herman Schultz and Anna (Kelm) Schultz and lived in Paynesville until she married Harold E. Flanders on Oct. 2, 1940, when she moved to Union Grove Township. On March 26, 1945, her only child, her son Allen 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 and 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 last autumn.

Since Beatrice passed away so far from her family and friends in Paynesville, there will be no service at present. Instead she has been cremated. Her ashes will remain in San Diego until August of this year, when her ashes will be interred at Burr Oak Cemetery at a grave side service. Afterward a reception will be held at the home of Joe and Joyce Spaulding, Beatrice's youngest sister. Exact dates and times will be published in this paper as the date approaches.

She is survived by her husband, Harold of San Diego; son, Allen (Cathy) of San Diego; granddaughter Lyndsey of San Diego; grandson Derek of Bay City, Wis.; brothers, Orville Schultz of Eden Valley, LeRoy Schultz of Paynesville, and Ellsworth Schultz of Paynesville; and sisters, Joyce Spaulding of Paynesville and Bernice Busse of Paynesville.

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Idella Tritabaugh, Rosemund Schultz, Melvin Schultz, Myron Schultz, Marella Hickman, Luverna Tysdol, and Dorothy Nehring; and parents, Herman and Anna (Kelm) Schultz.

Preferred memorial is Burr Oak Cemetery.

Rev. Jim Schneider
Rev. James "Jim" Henry Schneider, age 77, of Duluth, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000.

The memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, at 10:30 a.m. in Duluth, at First United Methodist Church.

He was born on July 3, 1922, in Fairmont, Minn., to Huldah and Wesley Schneider. He graduated from high school in Mankato, Minn. and continued his education at Utah State University.

Jim served with the United States Army Signal Corps in WWII from 1942-1946, stationed in England, Belgium, France, Germany, the Philippines, and Japan. He then completed his bacheloršs degree at Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa, and attended seminary at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Ill. In 1951, he was ordained in the Evangelical United Brethren Church.

On June 2, 1947, he married Bettie Jane Haedt of Mankato, Minn. He served Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist congregations in Waterville-Morristown-Cannonville, Farmington, Paynesville, and Minneapolis Grace in Northeast Minneapolis. In 1980, he was appointed District Superintendent for the Northeast District of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He retired in 1986.

Following his retirement he enjoyed his Rainy Lake cabin, traveling, Elderhostels, and sharing his lifelong love of the wilderness in the church-out-of-doors.

His written poetry over the years fully revealed his sensitive nature.

He is survived by his wife Lorraine of Duluth, Minn.; brother David (Esther) of New Brighton; daughter Deborah (Kim) Embretson of Willmar; son Mark (Kimm) of Minneapolis; son Timothy (Erika) of Chanhassen; stepsons, Craig and David Heitke of Paynesville; grandchildren Leah and Nathan Embretson; Maria Schneider; and Betsy, Hans, and Erich Schneider.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mary, his first wife Bettie, and his second wife Elaine Heitke.

Preferred memorials are: The Jim Schneider Campership Fund, American Cancer Society, United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Anthony "Tony" Welle
Anthony J. "Tony" Welle, 84, of Spring Hill, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, at Saint Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Rev. Leo Leisen officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.

Anthony J. Welle was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Lastrup, Minn., to Tony and Appolonia (Schoenberg) Welle. He was united in marriage to Mildred Eibensteiner on Oct. 15, 1940, at Saint John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove. The couple farmed near Spring Hill until 1970, when they moved to New Munich. They owned and operated Tony's Bar there until retiring in 1979, and moving back to Spring Hill. Tony was a member of Saint Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill, the Saint Michael's Catholic Aid, the Saint Michael's Men's Society, the Saint Louis Knights of Columbus in Paynesville, and the Spring Hill Village Council.

Tony is survived by his five children, Donna Nathe (Maynard) of Cold Spring, Gene Welle (Jane) of Cold Spring, Tony Welle (Dorothy) of Spring Hill, Sandi Feldewerd (Paul) of New Munich, and Lou Spanier (Jerry) of Spring Hill; brother Edwin Welle (Gertrude) of Richmond; sister Loretta Rieland of Melrose; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mildred, who died March 31, 1986; brothers, Joe, Clarence, and Alvin Welle; sisters Lonie Kramer, Alma Jacobs, Della Loxtercamp, and Mcrena Strocing; and grandson, Kyle Spanier.

Casket bearers were Dean and Cindy Nathe, Bob and Todd Welle, Shawn Feldewerd, and Troy Spanier. Cross bearer was Chad Tomsche and serving as honorary bearers were members of the Saint Michael's Menšs Society.

Elenora Moore
Elenora A. Moore, 90, a resident of Americare, Waite Park, Minn., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at Americare.

There will be no services. Burial will be in Paynesville Cemetery, Paynesville. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Elenora Moore was born Oct. 1, 1909, in Paynesville, to Jacob and Helena (Finger) Haegele. Her father died in 1911. Her mother then married Charles Quinn. Elenora married Wilson W. Moore on April 12, 1949. She received a bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State University, a master's degree from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in education from Columbia University in New York City. Elenora first taught in public schools and then taught at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.; and finally for Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. for 23 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, St. Cloud.

Survivors include cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Charles Quinn; husband, Wilson W. Moore; and sister, Evelyn Quinn.

Kevan McCarney
Kevan J. McCarney, age 47, of Paynesville, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the Church of Our Lady Catholic Church in Manannah. Reverend Francis Garvey officiated. Burial was in the Church of Our Lady Parish Cemetery.

Kevan was born Nov. 25, 1952 in Litchfield, Minn., to Jerome and Margaret (Jost) McCarney. He attended Manannah Country School, Assumption School in Eden Valley, and Litchfield High School. He went on to study at Willmar Community College and Mankato State University. He married Marcia Miller on June 17, 1978, at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, Minn. He worked as a city administrator for the city of Paynesville. He was a member of the Minnesota City Clerks Association and the Church of Our Lady Catholic Church in Manannah.

Kevan is survived by his wife Marcia and daughter Elizabeth McCarney of Paynesville, parents Jerome and Margaret McCarney of Manannah, brother Michael McCarney of Manannah, sisters Mary Jo Conzemius of Minnetonka, Jeanne Rooney-Graves of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Cathy Derksen of Phoenix, Ariz.

Maurice Beaumont
Maurice G. Beaumont, age 88, of St. Peter, died Dec. 28 at the Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital in Mankato.

Mass of the Resurrection was held Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000. at First Lutheran Catholic Church in St. Peter. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery, St. Peter.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1911, in St. Paul to Archibald and Julia (Foley) Beaumont. He attended rural school in District 1, Irving Township. He married Lillie M. Seiling on Oct. 14, 1937, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. In 1947, after farming in the Paynesville area, they moved to St. Peter where he was employed by the St. Peter State Hospital at their farm, retiring on Dec. 20, 1976. He was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church and a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed his family, traveling, camping, playing cards, fishing, and in his later years woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie; three daughters, Elizabeth (Tim) Frawley of Clearwater; Kathrin (Ralph) Gilbertson of Eau Claire, Wis.; Patricia (LeRoy) Swenson of Red Wing; son, Michael (Carol) of Brooklyn Park; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Maurice Archibald; three sisters; one brother; and two granddaughters.

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

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

M. Dale Bast was born April 14, 1926, in Dawson, Minn. He was the son of Martin H. and Matilda (Schultz) Bast. In 1933 Dale moved with his family to Guelph, N.D., and in 1937 to Paynesville where he graduated from high school in 1944. On June 5, 1946, Dale was married to Jeanette Arndt in Paynesville. Following their marriage they lived in Newport News, Va. and Eden Valley, before returning to Paynesville in 1948 where they have lived since.

Dale owned and operated a number of successful businesses. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville; the Paynesville Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Sportsmen's Club, American Legion Post #271, Masonic Lodge #71; Ducks Unlimited; Shriner Club; and the Family Motor Coach Association. He also served on various church boards and was the church treasurer for many years. He currently was serving as the church business manager.

Dale is survived by his wife, Jeanette of Paynesville; daughters, Patti (Michael) Schindler of Seattle, Wash., Susan (Robert) Arend of Paynesville, Marilynn (Phillip) Kofron of Minneapolis; two grand-children, Annie Rose and Casey Schindler; four sisters, Ruth (Dick) Sullivan of Moline, Ill., Harriet Randall of Paynesville, Joan (John) Quinlin of Moline, Ill., Joy (Fred) McGlaughlin of Moline, Ill., and numerous nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends. He is also survived by his golden retriever, Molly.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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