July 2003 Obituaries - Paynesville Press, Paynesville, Minnesota
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from The Paynesville Press
July 2003

Dale Vadner
Dale Lester Vadner, 76, of Paynesville, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 4, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Rev. Jeff Bergman will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Paynesville Cemetery.

There will be no visitation. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home of Paynesville.

Dale was born July 31, 1926, in Buffalo, the son of Lester and Alma (Coulter) Vadner. He grew up in Buffalo where he was baptized and confirmed at Buffalo Lutheran Church. He also attended school in Buffalo. During the Korean War, he served his country in the U. S. Army for seven years.

On July 5, 1958, Dale married Wanda Custer in Paynesville. Following their marriage they lived in Paynesville where Dale worked at A.M.P.I. for 36 years, retiring in 1991.

He was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church. Dale love working with wood in his workshop.

Dale is survived by his wife, Wanda of Paynesville; sons, James (Terri) of St. Cloud and Robert (Connie) of Eden Valley; daughter, Faye Vadner of Paynesville; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Kermit (Beulah) of Nashville, Tenn., Russell (Donna) of Paynesville, Douglas (Vivian) of Fair Haven, and Walter (Lois) of Andover, Minn.; sisters, Evelyn (Leslie) Austvold of Sedan, Beulah Clapshaw of Villard, and Kathleen (Carl) Anderson of Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John.

Edith Braun
Edith Braun Edith A. Braun, 94, of St. Cloud, died on Monday, July 28, 2003, at St. Benedict's Center in St. Cloud.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, at St. Mary's Cathedral lower church. Burial will take place in St. Anthony's Parish Cemetery in Regal.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud made the arrangements.

Edith was born Sept. 16, 1908, in New Munich, Minn., to Christ and Susan (Pung) Braun. She was a housekeeper for Monsignor Henry Frank in the St. Cloud Diocese for over 30 years and also worked for the St. Cloud Mission Office. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish, Legion of Mary and Crosier Apostolate.

Edith is survived by her brothers and sisters, Norbert Braun of Lake Placid, Florida, Mildred Wazlawik of St. Paul, Thecla Narcisse of Bloomington, Hilda Fuchs of Sacramento, Calif., Wilfred "Bill" Braun of Paynesville, Olivia Fawcett of Phoenix, Ariz., and Gerry Braun of Belgrade.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Henry and Leander; sister, Aurelia Bierschbach; and infant sister, Marcella.

LuVerne Lewerenz
LuVerne "Bud" Lewerenz Sr., 81, of Paynesville, died, July 16, 2003, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 21, at Nordland Lutheran Church, rural Paynesville, with Rev. Keith Ainsley officiating. Interment was at 2 p.m. Monday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

LuVerne Orval Lewerenz was born February 18, 1922, in Paynesville. He was the son of Emmett and Lydia (Wilde) Lewerenz. Bud grew up and attended school in Paynesville. During World War II, Bud served his country in the United States Navy from 1943-1946.

On May 20, 1945, Bud was married to Bernadette Zirbes. Bud enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, and sports of all kinds. Bud is survived by his wife, Bernie of Paynesville; son Luverne Jr. of Burnsville; daughter, Lori (Doug) Crabtree of Lakeville; three grandchildren; sister, Lucille Mortz of Sauk Centre; and a brother, Gene (Lois) Lewerenz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, June Siegel.

William R. Noyes
William R. Noyes, 69, of Redfield, S.D. died of a cancerous brain tumor, July 3, 2003, at his home.

His funeral was held Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Redfield. Fr. Roger Geditz officiated. Burial was held in St. Bernard's Cemetery in Redfield, with full military rites.

Bill was born Jan. 25, 1934, at Aberdeen, S.D., to Reed and Lavida (Werth) Noyes. At the age of ten, he moved with his family to Paynesville, Minn., and graduated from Paynesville High School in 1952.

He married Jeanette Schmidt on July 20, 1953, in Paynesville. Bill served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956.

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, and woodworking.

Bill is survived by his wife Jeanette Noyes of Redfield, S.D.; three daughters, Jill Ortiz of Edmunds, Wash., Nancy Noyes of Hosmer, S.D., Karen (Keith) Gall of Redfield, S.D.; two sons, Michael (Joanne) Noyes of Sturgis, S.D., and Lee (Carla) Noyes of Redfield, S.D; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Gertrud B. Scholz
Gertrud B. Scholz Gertrud B. Scholz, 67, of Belgrade, died Tuesday afternoon, July 8, 2003, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 11, at the Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade with Reverend Robert Kemppainen officiating. Burial was in Grace West Lutheran Cemetery in Belgrade.

Gertrud B. Scholz was born on March 17, 1936, in Bechhofen, Germany, the daughter of Gotthilf and Paulina Huber. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith in the Lutheran Church in Bechhofen. She grew up in Bechhofen where she received her schooling. After her graduation she began to work in a cardboard box factory.

On June 16, 1957, Gertrud was united in marriage to Herbert P. Scholz in Bechhofen. In 1959, they immigrated to the United States and made their home in Chicago, where Gertrud worked in a printing company and Herbert worked in a machine shop. In June of 1976, they moved to a farm, four miles north of Belgrade, where they farmed for 26 years. In 2003, Gertrud and Herbert moved off the farm to an apartment in Belgrade.

Gertrud was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Belgrade. Among the things she enjoyed were needlework, visiting with friends and family, gardening, and cooking, especially German foods.

Gertrud died on Tuesday afternoon, July 8, 2003, at the Paynesville Area Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Gertrud is survived by her husband, Herbert; two sons, Gerald (Doris) Scholz of Bechhofen, Germany and Marco (Stefanie) Scholz of Paynesville; two grandchildren; two sisters, Renate Benstein and Helga Sellner both of Germany.

Gertrud was preceded in death by her parents.

Helen Heying
Helen E. Heying, 101, died on Monday, July 7, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Helen was born in Richmond to Herman and Anna (Kemper) Torborg. She married Gregor Heying on May 31, 1922, in Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Richmond. She was a homemaker and seamstress. Helen was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul parish, Christian Women, and St. Catherine's Society.

She is survived by her daughters; Mildred (Karl) Berndt of Shoreview, Julie (Lloyd) Nierenhausen of Woodbury, Verna (Bill) Stanis of Culver City, Calif., Cathy (Larry) Thielen of Paynesville, Helen (Manny) Ressemann of Richmond, Germaine (Roger) Rausch of Plymouth, Dot (Butch) Illig of Carver, and Peg Anderson of White Bear Lake; and sisters Martha Behnen, Cora Becker, Sr. Catherine Stommes, Caroline Torborg, and Dorothy Brisse.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gregor; son, Gene; daughter, Eileen Becker; son-in-law, Eddie Becker; sister, Phronie Behnen; brothers, Al, Cy, Bruno, Leonard, Ted, and Hilar; and one granddaughter.

Kenneth Belanger
Kenneth O. Belanger, 86, of Waite Park, formerly Kimball, died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at the Sterling Park Health Care Center in Waite Park.

The funeral service were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Crystal Hills Assembly, Paynesville. Rev. Lonnie Gleitz officiated. Interment was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Kenneth was born June 10, 1917, in Crosby, Minnesota. He was the son of Joseph and Ella (Haroux) Belanger. Kenneth grew up in Crosby where he attended school and he later graduated from St. John's University with a BA Degree. Kenneth was married to Kathleen Kelly on May 17, 1943, in St. Cloud. Kenneth was an accountant for several years before beginning his teaching career at the Dunwoody Institute and the St. Paul Vo. Tech. School.

He enjoyed gardening, yardwork, and working in his home.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Waite Park; sons, Kenneth Jr. of Maple Grove, Stephen of Eagen, Kelly of Brooklyn Center; daughter, Mary Kay Belanger of New York; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Lucille Rathe of St. Cloud, Odile Belanger of St. Cloud; and brother Stephen (Ethel) Belanger of Camarillo, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Tricia Murtley
Tricia Murtley Tricia Ann Murtley, 33, of Paynesville, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at her home in Paynesville, following a courageous fight against cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Father Richard Leisen officiated. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Tricia was born Dec. 17, 1969, in Bloomington, the daughter of James and Doreen (Stalboerger) Meyer. At the age of seven, Tricia moved with her family to St. Cloud, where she graduated from Cathedral High School in 1988. In 1992, she graduated from St. Cloud State University. She then worked as a speech language clinician at the middle school in Monticello. Since 1994, Tricia has worked at New London-Spicer High School. In 1999, she received her master's degree in speech language pathology from St. Cloud State University.

On June 16, 1995, Tricia and David Murtley Jr. were married at St. Michael's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Since their marriage, they have lived in Paynesville.

Tricia was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.

Tricia is survived by her husband, David of Paynesville; children, Mitchell, Cymon, and Isaac, all of Paynesville; parents, James and Doreen Meyer of St. Cloud; brothers, Kevin (Lori) Meyer of Rochester and Robert Meyer of St. Louis Park; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John.

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