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Agnes "Aggie" Peine, 62, Paynesville
Aggie Peine Agnes "Aggie" Peine, 62, of Paynesville, died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at the Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring after a battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Aggie was born in Richmond to Bernard and Anna (Flint) Mackedanz.

She married Stephen Peine on Sept. 4, 1961, at St. Agnes Church in Roscoe.

Aggie worked at the Cold Spring Granite Co. for 16 years. She was currently working at Gold'n Plump Poultry.

She loved gardening, crafts, and reading, and was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Richmond.

Aggie is survived by her children, Eva Marie Hemmesch of Burns-ville, Mark (Tammy) of Waite Park, Diane Shettel of Albertville, Lisa (Gary) Overman of Cold Spring, Doug of St. Cloud, and Kristine (Leroy) Lang of Paynesville; 13 grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Jerome (Marie) Mackedanz of Elk River, Julitta Schmitz of Richmond, Louise (Cyril) Mehr of St. Martin, and Leroy (Joyce) Mackedanz of Pine River.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen on Jan. 14, 1997; daughter, Linda on Aug. 5, 1968; parents; brothers, Vince and Ralph; and one grandchild.

Sylvia Wilson, 81, Paynesville
Sylvia Irene Wilson, 81, of Paynesville and formerly of Bemidji, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring at Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji.

Sylvia was born on Aug. 18, 1924, to Harry and Vera (Rutherford) Davidson in Birch Island Township in Beltrami County. She grew up in Waskish and Bemidji, and attended school in Waskish and Kelliher High School, graduating in 1941.

Sylvia married Vance Wilson in Baudette on Dec. 16, 1950. They made their home in Warren and Bemidji, where Sylvia worked as a homemaker. Vance died in June 1989. In 2000, she moved to Paynesville to be near her sister.

She enjoyed fishing.

Sylvia is survived by sisters, Harriet Langor of Los Angeles, Calif., Doris (Lloyd) Laine of Paynesville, and Ruby (Ray) Berthiaume of Blackduck; brothers, Cecil Davidson of Santa Clarita, Calif., and Larry (Ruth) Davidson of Burnsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Karen Snyder, 81, Paynesville
Karen Ness Snyder Karen Marie (Ness) Snyder, 81, of Paynesville, died on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Gary, S.D.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Daniel- Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and after 9 a.m. on Thursday at the church.

Karen was born June 28, 1924, in Deuel County, South Dakota, to Oscar and Gertie (Peterson) Anderson, one of the pioneering families of the area. She attended Mount Pleasant School and graduated from South Dakota State School of Agriculture High School.

She married Oscar Ness on July 26, 1942.

In Brandt, S.D., she taught and was superintendent of the Sunday school at Highland Lutheran Church, president of the ladies aid, and help found the U-GO-I-GO Extension Club. When the couple moved to Graceville, Minn., she taught Sunday school at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, served as president of the ladies aid, helped organize the Toqua Troopers 4-H Club, was a member of the Big Stone County Home Council, and taught numerous classes for the Extension Service.

Karen also launched her own business of catering, decorating wedding and special occasion cakes, and sewing and designing wedding gowns.

After illness caused them to move to a warmer climate, she and Oscar launched go cart tracks in Tucson and Phoenix, Ariz., and Amarillo, Texas.

Homesick for their friends in the north, they moved back to Minnesota and became co-owners of the Uptown Motel in Alexandria and the Arthur Motel in Benson.

Karen was active in Our Redeemer's Church ladies aid and was a member of the Coterie Club and local TOPS chapter in Benson.

Karen's interest in sewing and design continued and she taught lingerie sewing classes in Minnesota and South Dakota. Shortly thereafter she opened her own sewing school and business in Garland, Texas.

Oscar passed away on Sept. 20, 1975, and Karen moved to Morris, Minn., where she was a chef and coordinated special events at the Sunwood Inn.

On Dec. 30, 1989, she married Harry Snyder of Paynesville.

In Paynesville she continued her involvement with church, was a 13- year member of the Litchfield Gideons.

Karen is survived by her husband Harry; son Harold (Kitty) Ness of Frazee, Minn.; daughter, Peggy Ness Palmer of Sarasota, Fla.; stepdaughters, Arlette (Arnie) Nelson, Janet (Mark) Pladson, and Beth (Dean) Jones; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Oscar, and three brothers.

Robert Lobitz, 64, Paynesville
Robert Lobitz Robert Henry Lobitz, 64, of Paynesville, died on Thursday morning, Jan. 12, 2006, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. Rev. Heather Klason will officiate. Burial will be in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Bob was born on Nov. 20, 1941, in Paynesville, the son of Henry Roy and Evalyn Esther (Wagner) Lobitz. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Grace Methodist Church in Paynesville.

He grew up in Paynesville where he attended Paynesville Elementary and High School, graduating in 1960. He currently lived in Paynesville where he farmed.

He was a member of Grace Methodist Church in Paynesville.

Bob was a member of the Seed Savers Exchange. He had a great love of horticulture and through the years had developed many of his own varieties.

Bob is survived by his father, Henry of Paynesville; three sisters, Shirley (Jannard) Knutson of Sartell, Elaine (Howard) Kaibel of Richfield, and Linda Jones of St. Cloud; a brother, James Lobitz of Eagan; one nephew and one niece; and four great-nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother Evalyn.

Katherine Burg, 85, St. Martin
Katherine Burg Katherine Burg, 85, of St. Martin, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at Das Goldene Wohnheim in New Munich.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Burial was in the St. Martin parish cemetery.

Katherine was born in Belgrade, Minn., to Stephen and Josephine (Meyer) Gruber. She married Hubert Burg on June 2, 1942, in St. Francis DeSalles Church in Belgrade.

Katherine was a housewife and mother who enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, and baking.

She was a member of St. Martin Parish, Catholic Aid Association, St. Martin Quilting Bee, St. Anne’s Society, Rosary Society, and Mission Groups.

Katherine is survived by her children, Florian Burg, Duane (Irene) Burg, Joan (Dave) Wander, Marlene (John) Thelen, Elaine (LeRoy) Garding, Katie (Joe) Mehr, Marion (Richard) Thull, Steve (Anita) Burg, Gerald (Lisa) Burg and Sandy (Johnny) Roberson; 32 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Leo Gruber; and sisters, Marcella Hinnenkamp, Viola Bertram and Theresa Klehr.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert (Aug. 6, 1996); parents; brother, Joe Gruber; sister, Mary Kerestes; two infant sons; and three grandchildren.

Lawrence Kalland, 94, Belgrade
Lawrence Kalland Lawrence H. Kalland, 94, of Belgrade, died on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2006, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. Rev. Dan Hermanson officiated. Burial was in Grace Lutheran West Cemetery.

Lawrence was born on March 28, 1911, on the family farm in Bangor Township, Pope County, the son of Andrew and Martha (Engebretson) Kalland. He grew up, attended school and lived in that area until he entered the United States Army where he served his country during World War II.

He returned to the area in 1945 and began farming in Stearns County. On Oct. 28, 1949, he was united in marriage to Malinda Bahe Wengler. They made their home in Belgrade until 1952 when they moved to Paynesville. They lived in Paynesville until Lawrence retired in 1982, when they moved back to Belgrade.

Lawrence was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and former member of Paynesville Lutheran Church, where he had served as financial secretary.

He enjoyed fishing, playing his violin, gardening vegetables and flowers, and keeping up on current events.

He is survived by his daughter, Lucille (Delmore) Johnson of Belgrade; four grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three step-grandchildren.

Lawrence was preceded in death by four sisters, Opal Sagadahl, Myrtle Bahe, Helen Block and Doris Nelson.

Sidney Huemoeller, 78, Paynesville
Sidney Julius Huemoeller, 78, of Paynesville and formerly of Barrett, died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Christ Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake. Rev. Donald R. Wagner officiated. Burial was at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Barrett.

Sidney was born April 22, 1927, to Julius and Bertha (Meyer) Huemoeller. He was baptized, confirmed, and attended school in Hoffman.

On Oct. 3, 1951, Sidney was united in marriage to Betty Lorsung at the Bethel Lutheran Church parsonage. The couple made their home in rural Kensington.

In 1956, Sidney and his family moved to a farm southwest of Barrett where he farmed and drove truck for many years. Sidney and Betty raised their three children on the farm. In 1990, Sid and Betty moved to Spicer where Sidney worked at the Cenex fertilizer plant. When Sid retired, they moved to Paynesville.

He enjoyed farming and trucking, ice fishing, and attending auction sales.

Sidney is survived by his wife Betty of Paynesville; sons Randy (Kathy) of Hoffman and Gary (Kris) of Barrett; daughter, Holly Voigt of Rockville; eight granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Irma and Eleanore.

Cassandra Callahan, 46, St. Cloud
Cassandra Callahan Cassandra J. Callahan, 46, of St. Cloud, died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the St. Cloud Hospital due to pulmonary hypertension.

Memorial services were at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

Cassandra (Dawn) Jennifer Callahan was born on March 12, 1959, in Park Rapids, Minn. She was baptized in Nevis, Minn. and confirmed in the Christian faith in Wabeno, Wis.

She grew up and attended school in Minnesota and Wisconsin, graduating from Madison, Wis., in 1977. She continued her education at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

She was employed as a job coach by Opportunity Services in St. Cloud, preparing handicapped people for employment. She recently has resided in Assumption Home in Cold Spring due to failing health.

She enjoyed reading, cross-stitch, crafts, and ceramics.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Patricia and Theodore Richter of Roscoe; two sisters, Audrie Lemke of ChulaVista, Calif. and April (Donnie) Albrecht of Roscoe; stepsisters, Sonja (Don) Mackedanz of Roscoe, Brenda (Doug) Hillskotter of Weyauwega, Wis., Sandra (Duane) Hanson of Waite Park, Sharla (Duane) Dufner of Watkins, Rhonda (David) Breitzman of Granton, Wis., and Thresa (Matthew) Wagner of Palmer; stepbrother, Michael Richter of Deer River; and 21 nieces and nephews.

Cassandra was preceded in death by her brother, Eric Nelson on Feb. 2, 1973; and her grandparents.

Bernice Schumacher, 83, Glenwood
Bernice Schumacher Bernice Schumacher, 83, of Glenwood, died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Lakeview Good Samaritan Home in Glenwood, Minn.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Villard. Pastor Robert Peterson officiated. Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Bernice, the daughter of Roy and Gladys (Buck) Janke, was born Nov. 26, 1922, at Tenney, Minn. Her family moved to Glenwood when she was a child. She attended and graduated from Glenwood High School.

Bernice was united in marriage to Donald Schumacher on Jan. 28, 1945, in Alexandria, Minn. They were married for 61 years.

Bernice, Don and their children resided in Glenwood until 1960 when they moved to Paynesville where they owned and operated the local dry cleaners. After closing the business in 1975, Bernice managed the Ben Franklin Store until she retired.

Bernice and Don were active members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. She was a Sunday school superintendent, choir director, church historian and did many other numerous church activities.

She enjoyed roller skating, dancing at the Lakeside Ballroom, playing cards, sewing, and quilting.

Bernice is survived by three children, Lynn (Tom) Johnson of Mount Juliet, Tenn., Jan (Jay) Nelson of Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Steve (June) Schumacher of Centerville, S.D.; four grandchildren; and one brother, Ronald (Donna) Janke.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; infant son, Gregory Dean; two brothers, Herbert and Robert Janke; and two sisters, Alice Flom and Violet Janke.

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