January 2001 Obituaries

from The Paynesville Press
January 2001

Johnson Funeral Home

Christine Christle
Christine Jan Christle, 38, Eden Valley, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Litchfield.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 2, at the Nordland Lutheran Church, rural Paynes-ville, with Rev. Keith Ainsley officiating. Casketbearers were Greg and Tim Anderson, Jim Deadrick, Kevin Hedtke, Brent and John Roos. Honorary casketbearers were nieces and nephews.

Christine Jan Roos was born to William and Ellen (Hedtke) Roos on Feb. 26, 1962, in Litchfield. For seven years she lived with her family near Atwater before moving with them to Eden Valley in 1969. She was baptized at the St. Johnıs Lutheran Church in Atwater and confirmed at the St. Paulıs Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Christine attended the Eden Valley Elementary School and graduated from the Eden Valley-Watkins High School in 1980. She graduated from St. Cloud Business College in 1985.

On Jan. 31, 1981, Christine was married to Tom Christle Jr. at the Nordland Lutheran Church. She died just three days prior to their 20th wedding anniversary. Following their marriage, they lived in Paynesville and in 1992 moved to Belgrade. She has lived in Eden Valley since last summer. Christine worked three years at the Litchfield Precision Components company. For the past six years she has worked at Hutchinson Technology Inc. in Hutchinson. She was a member of Nordland Lutheran Church. She loved animals, especially her dog and cats. She enjoyed music, computers, and flowers. Christine was a good mother and was very proud of her children.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Jr., Paynesville; children, Maggi and Justin of Paynesville, and Cory and Katie of Eden Valley; parents, William and Ellen Roos of Paynesville; brothers, Dennis Roos of Lake Henry, Myron (Sandy) Roos of Paynesville, Jeff (Karen) Roos of Paynesville; sisters Wendy (Pat) Cochran of Swanville, Robin (Rick) Anderson of Eden Valley, and several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her brother, Mark Roos.

Orlin Albrecht
Olin Albrecht Orlin W. "Slim" Albrecht, 68, of Roscoe, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 3, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe, with Father Leo Leisen officiating. Burial was in the St. Agnes Parish Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Paynesville American Legion Post 271.

Orlin was born Nov. 11, 1932, in Paynesville to Edward and Alvina (Knebel) Albrecht. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He married Irene Mackedanz on April 16, 1955, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. He worked for the Cold Spring Granite Company for 40 years. He retired in 1994. He was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church, the Paynesville American Legion Post 271, and the Roscoe Sportsmen's Club.

Survivors include his wife Irene of Roscoe; children: Carol (Donald) Kohnen of Roscoe, David (Joyce) of Paynesville, Margie (Brian) Willemsen of Roscoe, Donald (April) of Roscoe, Mary VanderBeek of Roscoe, and Billy Jo of Roscoe; 13 grandchildren, two great-granddaughters; brothers and sisters: Ermin (Clarice) of Paynesville, Kenneth (Katie) of Paynesville, LeRoy (Char) of Buffalo, Janice (Alec) Olsen of New London, Ardine (David) Schmidt of Paynesville, and Doris (Ralph) Schmidt of Longville.

Preceding him in death were his parents and granddaughter, Brenda Kohnen.

Irene Mehr
Irene M. Mehr , 68, died Jan. 17, 2001, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Irene was born in Freeport to Joseph and Clara (Linn) Loch. She married Frank X. Mehr on Oct. 9, 1950, in St. Francis de Sale' Catholic Church, Belgrade. She was a homemaker and worked part time at Cash Wise in St. Cloud. She was a member of the St. Martin Rosary Sodality, the St. Benedict's Society, and the St. Ann's Christian Mothers.

Survivors include her husband, Frank; children: Duane of Richmond; Boni Heinen of St. Martin, Debi Imdieke of Greenwald, Vicki Imdieke of St. Cloud, Cindi Brink of Monticello, and Dale of St. Martin; a sister, Averna Welle of Spring Hill; a brother, Urban Loch of Belgrade; and 21 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Donald Mehr; brothers: Gene, Herb, Elmer, Victor; and a sister, Lucille Kampsen.

Ellsworth Nehring
Ellsworth J. Nehring, 94, Los Angeles, Calif., died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at the Kingsley Manor in Los Angeles.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Local arrangements are being made by the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

Ellsworth was born Nov. 5, 1906, in Paynesville, to Aaron and Elizabeth (Behr) Nehring. He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1924. He was an insurance salesman for First State Bank in Paynesville and later in East Grand Forks. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He lived in Tucson, Ariz., until 1952 when he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where he has resided since. He retired from the insurance industry in 1961.

He was a member of the Paynesville American Legion Post 271 and the Grace United Methodist Church.

Surviving Ellsworth are his nephews and nieces: Arthur (Rose) Nehring, David Nehring, both of Tucson, Ariz., Norval (Nancy) Nehring, Minneapolis, Weston (Lois) Nehring, Paynesville, Elizabeth (William) Schwarze, Lester Prairie, and Frances (Roger) Gorman, Columbus, Ohio.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and brothers Millard, Kenneth, and Arnold.

Henry Ampe
Henry Ampe Henry J. Ampe, 87, of Paynesville, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Paynesville.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Richard Leisen will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today, Jan. 24, at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and after 10 a.m. at the church on Thursday. Parish Prayers will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home followed by the St. Louis Knights of Columbus Council 3820 at 8:30 p.m.

Henry was born Feb. 2, 1913, in Ghent, to Celeste and Cornelia (Moorse) Ampe. He farmed in the Paynesville area all of his life. He was a member of the St. Louis Knights of Columbus Council 3820 and a lifetime member of St. Louis Catholic Church.

Survivors include his brothers, John Ampe of Watkins and Charlie Ampe of Paynesville, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Henry in death are his parents and brother,: Peter, Mathew, Celeste Jr., Joseph, and Cyril.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Don Daby
Donald F. Daby, 77, Paynesville, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Paynesville Lutheran Church and 2:30 p.m. at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Johnson Funeral Home, Paynesville.

Caroline Jacobson
Caroline Jacobson Caroline W. Jacobson, 93, of Paynesville, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Paynesville.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. today, Jan. 24, at the Paynesville Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeff Bergman officiating. Burial will take place in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Grove City.

Pallbearers are Brian Schramel, Scott Schramel, David Liestman, Kevan Rosenow, Dennis Schramel, and Michael Klika.

Caroline was born on March 20, 1907, in Eden Lake Township to Albert and Caroline (Freitig) Kadelbach. She married Arnold Ingeman Jacobson on March 22, 1930, in New London. After their marriage, they operated a farm in Harvey Township for 10 years and then purchased a farm in Grove City. They later moved to Paynesville for three years and in 1955 moved to Hutchinson. In 1986 she moved back to Paynesville. Caroline spent her life as a homemaker and raising her children. She was member of Paynesville Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid.

Survivors include her daughters, Eunice (Harold) Rosenow of Rockville, Eloise (Eugene) Pope of Bagdad, Ariz., Audrey (DuWayne) Schramel of Paynesville, Doris (Larry) Pelkey of Buhl, Jeanne (Donald) Liestman of Paynesville, Janet (Daniel) McGee of Chino Valley, Ariz., Barb (Leon) Trochinski of Picket, Wis., and Mary Gregor of St. Cloud; 32 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Herb Kadelbach of Buffalo Lake and Christ Kadelbach of Hutchinson; and a sister, Martha Anderson of Litchfield.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Arnold in 1975; three brothers; two sister; and four grandchildren.

Charles Strate
Charles L. Strate, 53. Eden Valley, died Friday, Jan. 19, at his home of an apparent heart attack.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Church of Our Lady, Manannah, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Charles was born on Nov. 26, 1947, to Raymond and Viola (Lux) Strate in Sleepy Eye. He married Nancy Mages on Oct. 24, 1969, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. The couple farmed and lived in Sleepy Eye until moving to Eden Valley in 1993.

He was a member of Church of Our Lady, Manannah, where he was on the finance council. He was also a member of Knights of Columbus St. Louis Council #3820, Catholic Aid Associa-tion, Eden Valley American Legion Post #381, and NRA. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam era.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Eden Valley; daughters and son and their spouses, Connie (Doug) Goblirsch of Ramsey; Becky (Shane) Wilson of Mankato; Brian (Michelle) Strate of Sleepy Eye; Sarah Strate and special friend Chad Mills of Madelia; Kimberly Strate of Eden Valley; four grand-children; a sister, Charlotte (Dick) Gorres of Willmar; and brother, Lynn (Jeanne) Strate of Bemidji.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Louis Strate in 1954.

Gerald Holmes
Gerald F. Holmes, 94, of Litchfield, passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Litchfield.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Church of the Nazarene in Litchfield with Pastor Gary Worthington officiating. Interment was in Ripley Cemetery, Litchfield.

Pallbearers were grandsons: Jeff Holmes, Todd Holmes, Robert Holmes, Richard Holmes, Dan Anderson, Dale Anderson, Steve Anderson, and James Schmidt.

Gerald Francis Holmes was born Oct. 15, 1906, in Mineral Point, Wis., to Frank and Susan (Doan) Holmes. He attended school through the eighth grade in a country school in the Grove City area.

On Jan. 4, 1926, Gerald married Nellie Heveron in Litchfield and together they farmed in the Manannah and Litchfield areas for a few years. They moved to Litchfield in 1947.

Gerald worked for Land O'Lakes, First District Association for over 26 years. In the beginning he worked in the milk plant and when an opening for a milk truck driver came up, he started picking up milk from many farms around Litchfield. After he retired from Land O'Lakes, he drove school bus for the Litchfield school system for 14 years when he retired again. Gerald also owned the Evergreen Mobile Home Park in Litchfield.

Survivors include his three daughters, Lu of Litchfield; Vera (James) Schmidt of St. Cloud; Vivian (Jim) Johnson of Long Lake; two sons, Kenneth (Marilyn) Holmes of Brooklyn Park; Harold (Connie) Holmes of Salem, Ind.; 32 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Nellie in 1982; four sons, Alger, Robert, John, and Donald Holmes; one daughter, Lorraine Anderson; one great-great grandson Kevin Quenell; a sister, Pearl Wolf, and one brother, Thomas Holmes.

Sadie Patterson
Sadie Ruth Patterson, 91, of Minneapolis, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001.

Memorial services were Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Cremation Society Reception Room, Minneapolis with Dr. L.D. Kramer officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Sadie was born Nov. 15, 1909, in Paynesville.

She is survived by a stepson, Floyd Nelson, Minneapolis; sister-in-law Jane Miller, Paynesville; and three nephews.

Mary Liestman
Mary K. Liestman, 72, Tomah, Wis., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse, Wis.

Memorial services were held Friday, Jan. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Tomah, Wis., with Rev. William Jannusch officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date at Ebenezer United Methodist Cemetery in rural Paynesville.

Mary was born Aug. 17, 1928, in St. Paul, Minn., to Jack and Alma (Van Horn) Tarbox. She attended Groveland Park Elementary School in St. Paul, graduated in 1945 from Central High School in St. Paul. She attended Macalester College for two years and then went on to earn a bachelor's degree in library science from the University of Minnesota. Following college, Mary was a librarian at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in St. Cloud.

On Sept. 27, 1952, she was united in marriage to Marvin Liestman at the Cleveland Avenue Methodist Church in St. Paul. They lived in St. Cloud until moving to Tomah, Wis., in December of 1960. While in Tomah, Mary worked at the Lemonweir Elementary School as a clerk until her retirement in 1985.

Mary was active in the First United Methodist Church in Tomah. She helped instigate a chronic pain support group in Tomah and was involved in the Tomah Hospice Touch Program until her back injury became too severe.

Survivors include her husband, Marvin of Tomah; one son, Daniel Dean (Debra) Liestman of Manhattan, Kan.; one daughter, Laurie Ann (Greg) Wirsing, Park Falls, Wis.; one stepson, Jerry (Jean) Liestman of Litchfield; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four step-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Alma, and one brother, Robert Tarbox.

Memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation in memory of Mary.

Issie Schmitz
Isadore (Issie) H. Schmitz, 63, of Bloomington, Minn., died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at his home.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 12, at St. Bonaventure Church in Bloomington with Father Bernard Zajdel, Father George Schmidt, and Deacon Jon Deluney officiating. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lino Lakes.

Issie was born on June 7, 1937, in St. Martin to Anton and Annie (Stang) Schmitz. He was raised in St. Martin until the third grade when they moved to Regal. Issie purchased the Short Stop Bar in 1966 and sold it in 1974. He married Peggy Nathe on June 7, 1975, at St. Martin. They lived in Paynesville for three years and then moved to Bloomington in 1978 where he worked for Richfield Public School. Issie was a baseball fanatic and started softball in St. Martin and helped get baseball started in Regal. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy, Bloomington; one son, Lenny; daughter, Susan; brothers, Norbert of Willmar, Clem of Circle Pines, Zeno of Buffalo, Linus of St. Louis Park; sisters Hedwig (Newman) Wadena, Melania (Braegelmann) of Richmond, and Sylvia Schmitz of St. Paul.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Teckla, and brother Cyril.

Al Meyer
Aloys "Al" H. Meyer, 78, of Melrose, formerly of Freeport, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at Pine Haven/Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose.

Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Rev. Roger Klassen, OSB officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.

Aloys Henry Meyer was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Millwood Township, where he lived and farmed all of his life, until 1995 when he entered the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, Catholic Order of Foresters, and Catholic Aid.

Aloys is survived by sisters, Loretta Kollmann (John) of Lake Henry, Sister Mary Jude Meyer, OSB of Saint Joseph, Marie Moscho (Wilfred) of Saint Martin, Bernadette Lauer of Waverly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sisters, Joseph Meyer, Evelyn Rademacher, and Margaret Lauer.

Serving as casket bearers were LeRoy Moscho, James Moscho, Walter Kollmann, Robert Rademacher, Randy Lauer, and Mark Lauer. Cross bearer was Lloyd Meyer.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Patton Schad Funeral Service of Freeport.

Mabel Hoskins
Mabel Hoskins Mabel M. Hoskins, 94, Eden Valley, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the Koronis Manor Nursing Home in Paynesville.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at the Eden Valley Church of God. Pastor Russ Magaw of the Eden Valley Church of God will officiate. Burial will be in the Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Lake Township.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m.. at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville, and on Friday, Jan. 12, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. at the church in Eden Valley. Eden Valley Church of God prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hoskins was born on Sept. 13, 1906, to Henry and Mary (Campbell) Bennett at Eden Lake Township, Stearns County, Minn. She attended grade school in rural Eden Valley, and lived in Eden Valley most of her life. On Aug. 28, 1924, Mabel was united in marriage to Glen R. Hoskins. To this union, one son, Richard L. Hoskins of Paynesville, was born. They owned and operated, with the help of their son, a farm and mink ranch. Mabel also worked at several jobs dealing with food, which included Plantenberg's Grocery Store in Eden Valley, Chalet Cafe, and Hill Top Restaurant, Paynesville. She enjoyed visiting the sick and elderly, and was a frequent visitor to her brothers and sisters in nursing homes, bringing them home baked goodies.

In 1975, Mabel and Glen sold the farm and moved to Paynesville, where they lived together until July 5, 1977, when Glen died of colon cancer. Mabel lived independently until 1995, when she moved into the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, and later the Koronis Manor Nursing Home, both in Paynesville.

Mrs. Hoskins was a long-time member of the Eden Valley Church of God.

She is survived by her son Richard of Paynesville, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Clyde Bennett, Merle Bennett, Erwin Bennett, Alma Bennett, Alta Hurd, Neva DeBlois, and Esther Hansen.

Irene Jones
Irene Loretta Jones, 78, Hawick, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the Rice Care Center in Willmar.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Jan. 10, at the Zion-Irving Lutheran Church near Hawick with Rev. Linda Lagergren officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held in the Roseville Cemetery, Hawick.

Irene was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Brookfield Township near Hector to Benjamin and Esther (Lundstrom) Horky. She grew up in Brookfield Township and graduated from Hector High School in 1941. On May 18, 1947, Irene was married to David Jones at the Brookfield Trinity Lutheran Church near Hector. Following their marriage they lived in Edina for two years. In 1949, they moved to Elk River. In 1952, they purchased a farm near Hawick where they farmed for many years.

Irene was a member of the Zion-Irving Lutheran Church where she was active with ladies aid, the communion altar guild and quilt making. She also taught Sunday school, was superintendent and treasurer for many years. This past August, Irene moved to the Koronis Manor in Paynesville and then in November to the Rice Care Center in Willmar.

Survivors include her son, Kevin (Benita) of Gaylord; daughters, Bonnie (Lyle) Lange of Willmar, Joanne Jones of Willmar, Sandra (Tom) Kustermann of Maple Grove; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Benjamin Horky, Hutchinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband on Dec. 2, 2000; a sister, Doris Klitzke, and an infant brother.

Lila Johnson
Lila J. Johnson, 91, formerly of Paynesville, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, in Bloomington at her daughter's home.

Services were held Friday, Jan. 5, at Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis.

She was born June 4, 1909, in Ray, N.D.

Lila is survived by her daughter Patricia McAuliffe, Bloomington, and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Johnson. Memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen, 55317.

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