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Allen Zschokke, 70, Paynesville
Allen Jerome Zschokke, 70, of Paynesville passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, Dec. 20.

A private family service was held in late December.

Allen was born on July 10, 1945, to the late Adeline and Aloysisus Zschokke in St. Paul, Minn., where he was raised.

As he searched for a small, quiet place to reside, he became a Meeker County Deputy Reserve in Litchfield. He was also employed in carpet sales at TomÕs Carpet in Eden Valley.

Then, Allen discovered that the little town of Paynesville was what he was looking for. He joined a partnership to open a carpet store, Better Buy Carpet, in Paynesville.

Allen is survived by his wife of 44 years, Candace Zschokke; daughters, Allison (Alan) Janssen of Paynesville, Tracy Thondvold (Tony Bakke) of Eagle Bend, Minn., and Amber Zschokke of Cokato, Minn.; son, Aaron Zschokke of Iowa; and three granddaughters.

Earl Wagner, 79, Dassel
Earl F. Wagner, 79, of Dassel, and formerly of Alexandria, died on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Lakeside Healthcare Center in Dassel.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, Jan. 30, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville.

Earl was born Jan. 5, 1937, to Bernard and Viola (Guenther) Wagner in Alexandria, Minn.

Earl liked farming in his younger years. He also enjoyed shaking dice, playing cards, and scratch-offs. He especially enjoyed time spent with his family.

Earl is survived by his siblings, Erma Moorman of Melrose, Donna Kemper of Bloomington, Joan Wehlage of Coon Rapids, Annette Stich of St. Joseph, Allen Wagner of Las Vegas, Nev., Darrel Wagner of Big Spring, Neb., Donald Wagner of St. Louis Park, Doris Herzog of Brooklyn Center, Myron Wagner of Brighton, Colo., Barb Peterson of Coon Rapids, Dennis Wagner of Blaine, Dean Wagner of Blaine, Sharon Lyons of Plymouth, Ron Wagner of Hutchinson, Jim Wagner (Donna Swenson) of Atwater, and Joyce Anderson of Cosmos; six brothers-in-law; six sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bernard Jr. and Leo Wagner; two brothers-in-law; a nephew; and a niece.

Phyllis Quill, 88, Monticello
Phyllis Mae Quill, 88, of Monticello died on Friday Jan. 22, at Lake Ridge Care Center of Buffalo.

A service was held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel in Monticello. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery on Friday Jan. 29.

Phyllis was born on Jan. 1, 1928, to George and Selma (Hermanson) Reyerson in Littleport, Iowa.

At the age of two, her mother passed away, and she grew up in the home of her grandparents, and aunt and uncle, near Northwood, Iowa.

After attending rural grade school and graduating from Northwood High School in 1945, she did secretarial work in Albert Lea, Minn.

On Sept. 22, 1946, she married Oren R. Quill. Due to his banking career, they lived in Albert Lea, Lewistown, and Havre, Mont., before his transfer to Paynesville in January 1962.

In 1969, they purchased the A & W drive-in in Paynesville, which they operated for a few years, while establishing Quill's Accounting Service in Paynesville. She assisted her husband in both of these businesses.

After her husbandÕs death in June 1987, she was employed as a secretary for the Economic Development Authority in Paynesville, retiring in 1990.

Phyllis moved to Monticello in July 2000.

She is survived by her sons, Anthony (Trudy) of Arizona, Steven (Mary Jo) of Monticello, and Richard of St. Cloud; four grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, George and Selma Reyerson; husband, Oren; sisters, Bernice Winch and Wilma Kvam; and half-sister, Joanne Rausch.

Aurel Tougas, 90, Paynesville
Aurel "AJ" Tougas, 90, of Paynesville died on Monday, Jan. 18, at the St. Cloud VA.

Mass of Christian burial will was held on Monday, Jan. 25, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Payne-sville. Entombment was in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Paynesville.

Aurel "AJ" Gideon Joseph Tougas was born on May 24, 1925, to Florian and Eugenie (Giasson) Tougas in Brooks, Minn.

He grew up in Brooks where, he received his education.

On Dec. 30, 1943, AJ joined the United States Army. He served his country in Europe during WWII. AJ earned his honorable discharge on July 10, 1945, and returned to Minnesota.

On April 24, 1944, AJ married Aurora Houle at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls. This union was blessed with nine children.

The family made their home in Red Lake Falls, Warroad, and various other cities in Minnesota before retiring in Paynesville.

He managed Farmers Union Co-op in Warroad and in Paynesville and then worked in sales until his retirement in 1983.

Aurora died on June 10, 2011. She and AJ were able to share in 67 years of marriage before her death.

AJ was an excellent husband and diligent caregiver while Aurora was sick.

He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great -grandchildren.

AJ is survived by his children, Dick (Kay) of New York Mills, Claudia (Dennis) Dammann of Paynesville, Michael (Joyce) of Paynesville, Laurel (John) Liestman of Paynesville, June Schumacher of Sioux Falls, S.D., Carol Tougas of the Twin Cities, Daniel of New Johnsonville, Tenn., Sandra (Jay) Olsen of Buffalo, and Todd (June) of St. Cloud; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jerome, Philip, and Clarice Tougas; and many nieces and nephews.

AJ was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; a grandson, a great-grandson, three brothers, and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the ROSE Center in Paynesville.

Julietta Fuchs, 91, St. Cloud
Julietta E. Fuchs, 91, of St. Cloud died on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Talahi Care Center.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Jan. 22, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery in Spring Hill.

Julietta was born on Nov. 12, 1924, to John and Helen (Meyer) Spanier.

She married Arthur Q. Fuchs on May 12, 1947, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry.

After their marriage, the couple farmed in Spring Hill for 25 years. The family than moved to St. Cloud.

She is survived by her children, Stephen Fuchs, Pat (Al) Hommerding, Art Fuchs Jr., Lorraine (Jim) Struzyk, Janet (Jim) Welch, and Ramona (David) Barr; sisters, Rosetta Olmscheid and Carol (Mark) Zaczkowski; brothers, John Spanier and Hubert Spanier; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur; children, Robert and James Fuchs and Marlene Cluever; and brothers and sisters, Joe Spanier, Marie Olmscheid, Dorothy Olmscheid, Addie Spanier, and Odilia (Motsie) Hagen.

Shirley Rud, 97, Eden Valley
Shirley Rud, 97, of Eden Valley, died on Saturday, Jan. 16, in the home in which she was born and lived most of her life.

A memorial service was held on Monday, Jan. 18, at Paynesville Evangelical Free Church. A graveside service was held at East Irving Mission Cemetery in Paynesville.

Shirley was born on June 9, 1918, to James Frank and Mary Jane (Welliver) Clark in the Rice Lake area of Eden Valley. She was the eighth of 14 children, three of whom did not survive past infancy.

She married Kermit Rud on Jan. 27, 1936.

Shirley was a wife, as well as a mother to three children Š Thelma (Al) Brown, Diane Rud, and Douglas (Sharon) Rud.

After the death of Kermit in 1972, she worked, taking care of the elderly so they could continue living in their homes. Shirley is survived by her three children, 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, a grandson, her daughter-in-law, and two great-grandchildren.

Marlys Hudson, 79, Northfield
Marlys Hudson, 79, of Northfield, and formerly of Paynesville, passed away on Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, at Southview Suites of the Northfield Reti-rement Community.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Northfield United Methodist Church.

Marlys is survived by her sons, William (Ann) of St. Cloud, Daniel (Christine) of Northfield, and David (Jacqueline Dubˇ Fitzgerald) of Northfield; two grandchildren, Emily and Peter; and many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are preferred to the Northfield United Methodist Church or to the Star Lake Wilderness Camp in Pequot Lakes, Minn.

Robert Tschann, 76, Paynesville
Robert L. "Bob" Tschann, 76, of Paynesville died peacefully, with family by his side, on Thursday, Jan. 7, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

A memorial mass of Christian burial celebrating his life was held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Inurnment with military honors was in St. Louis Parish Cemetery.

Bob was born on Aug. 3, 1939, to Leo and Sally (Opdahl) Tschann.

He attended Paynesville Elementary and graduated from Paynesville High School in 1957.

He served in the U.S. Army, and upon discharge, returned to Paynesville.

Bob married Luanne Hautala on July 24, 1971, in Brainerd, and they resided in Paynesville.

Bob began his career as a salesman working with his father at Paynesville Grain & Feed. Over the years, he continued his work as a salesman with various businesses in the Paynesville area. He also drove special education school bus for many years.

Bob will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Bob is survived by his wife, Luanne; sons, Matthew of Paynesville and Anthony (Jona Johnson) of Duluth; a granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred.

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