July 1999 Obituaries

from The Paynesville Press
July 1999

Gladys Carpenter
Gladys Carpenter, 73, of Hawick, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at her home in Hawick.

Memorial services and interment will be held at a later date at the Zion-Irving Lutheran Church in rural Hawick.

Gladys Virginia Carpenter, the daughter of Garvin and Ferol (Hosick) Ricketts, was born on April 2, 1926, in Elizabethtown, Ill. She grew up in Elizabethtown, and moved to Oakland, Calif., area when she was nine years old. She graduated from Hayward High School.

On Dec. 16, 1943, Gladys was united in marriage to James Henry Carpenter in Reno, Nev. They lived in California, where Gladys worked as a lead supervisor in electronics for 40 years, working for both Raytheon Electronics and Signetics Corporation in Silicon Valley. Gladys retired in 1989, but still helped assemble circuit boards in her home.

In August 1996, Gladys moved to Hawick to be close to her daughters.

She is survived by her children, Mary Ann (Dave) Solum of Hawick, Virginia Lee (Ernest) Pacheco of Hawick, Norma Jane Johnson of Hawick, and James Timothy (Kerry) Carpenter of Reno, Nev.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Garvin (Jeannie) Ricketts of Fremont, Calif., and Ed (Peggy) Ricketts of Livermore, Calif.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, James.

Michael Lembcke
Michael James Lembcke, 44, of Roscoe, died Friday, July 16, 1999, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Paynesville Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David Glesne officiating. Interment was at the Paynesville Cemetery.

Michael, the son of Lloyd and Hazel (Merrell) Lembcke, was born on March 3, 1955, in Long Prairie, Minn. He grew up in the Long Prairie area and was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. He attended Long Prairie High School, graduating in 1972, and marched in the Long Prairie Marching Ambassadors Band. In 1974, Michael graduated from Staples Vo Tech with a degree in diesel mechanics. He later moved to Grafton, N.D., to begin his professional life.

On May 29, 1976, Michael was united in marriage to Barb Peterson at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grafton. They lived in Grafton, Thief River Falls, on Clearwater Lake near Annandale, Clearwater, St. Cloud, and in 1993, moved to Roscoe, where they have lived since.

Michael was respected by his co-workers and employers. He enjoyed the outdoors and time with his family.

Michael is survived by his wife, Barb; sons, Christopher Michael (Tonya) of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Curtis Dale and Jesse Phillip Lloyd, both of Roscoe; two grandchildren; father Lloyd of Grey Eagle; siblings, Dianne (Alvin) Theischafer of Burtrum, Linda (Melvin) Nierenhausen of Rice, Gloria (Bruce) Thom of Rice, and David of Grey Eagle.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel, on March 22, 1982.

Frances Worms
Frances I. Worms, 77, of Greenwald, died on Friday, July 16, 1999, at Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 19, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Greenwald. Casket bearers were Rick Illies, Joel Fischer, Chad Funk, Kurt Rothstein, and Nick and Josh Worms. The cross bearer was Nicole Breitbach. Honorary bearers were Mary Ann Barten, Darlene Kulzer, Tillie Wenker, Charlene Ohmann, Bertha Gerding, Delphine Nietfeld, Hortense Walz, Linda VanBeck, Hilda Bertram, Hilda Frieler, Clara Kulzer, Marie Thull, Vivian Bertram, Lillian Schoenberg, Margaret Silbernick, Rosie Rademacher, Annella Eveslage, Betty Schulzetenberg, Leona Walz, Rita Frieler, and Marie Imdieke. The Revs. Vincent Lieser, Greg Lieser, and Ken Popp concelebrated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.

Frances was born on Oct. 28, 1921, in Lake Henry, to Joseph and Theresa (Hemmesch) Lieser. She was united in marriage to Raymond Worms on Oct. 18, 1943, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. The couple farmed south of Greeewald until retiring in 1981. Frances was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, the Greenwald Christian Mothers, the Catholic Aid Society, and the Daughters of Isabella.

She is survived by her husband, Ray of Greenwald; children, Margie (Robert) Illies of Belgrade, Celine (Neil) Fischer of Paynesville, Mary Kay (Art) Funk of New Munich, Ruth (Gary) Rothstein of St. Martin, Robert (Donna) of Greenwald, Joe (Sandy) of Greenwald, Brenda (Mark) Breitbach of Elrosa, Amy (Tim) Reinarts of Ramsey, and Julie (Todd) Imdieke of St. Cloud; siblings, Bernard Lieser of St. Martin, Sister Petronella Lieser, OSB, of Cottonwood, Idaho, and Sister Mary Bernard Lieser, OSB, of Lewiston, Idaho; sister-in-law, Theresa Lieser of Paynesville; 33 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Berthold, Alfred, Roman, Sister Josephine Lieser, Katherine Mandernach, and Molly Stang.

Donald Mathison
Donald Mathison, 46, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Sunday, July 11, 1999, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, at Rolling Acres Christian Reformed Church in Mason City, Iowa, with the Rev. Jack VandenHeuvel officiating. Committal services and burial were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 19, in the Emmanuel Cemetery, Grove City, Minn.

Donald James Mathison was born on Aug. 2, 1952, at Paynesville, Minn., the son of Norman and Alma (Schmitz) Mathison. He graduated from Belgrade High School in 1970, and then completed four years of college.

Don was talented at building and fixing things. He valued his time spent as a young man helping his dad at the Chevrolet garage in Belgrade.

He was employed as the district sales manager for Northrup King Company and also for Mycogen Seed Company for a combined total of 25 years.

Don was a very active member of the Gideons and the president of the local group in Clear Lake. He was a member of the Rolling Acres Christian Reformed Church for 12 years and served as a council member there. He was also active in a menšs Bible study club at Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake.

Don is survived by his children, Debra of Clear Lake, James of Amboy, Minn., and Kris of Clear Lake; parents, Norman and Alma of Roswell, N.M.; siblings, Sharon Mathison-Spanier of Watertown, S.D., Bob (Sande) of Belgrade, Jan (Mike) Nehring of Paynesville, Rick of Laughlin, Nev., Barry (Kendra) of Roswell, N.M., five nephews; and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by both pairs of grandparents.

Bernadette Monson
Bernadette "Bernie" Monson, 62, of Hawick, died Thursday, July 8, 1999, at her home in Hawick.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 12, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church near Spicer. Interment was held at the Roseville Cemetery in Hawick.

Bernie, the daughter of Frank J. and Loretta (Pohlmann) Thielen, was born on Oct. 18, 1936, on the family farm southwest of Richmond in Eden Lake Township, Stearns County, Minn. Bernie grew up on the family farm and attended district schooling for her education.

On April 10, 1956, Bernie was united in marriage to Milton Monson at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Richmond. They lived in Hawick, where they operated Monson Lumber. For 33 years, Bernie worked as the secretary at the lumberyard.

She belonged to the Paynesville American Legion Auxiliary for the past year. She was a member of the Roseville Township Board for 12 years and a member of the Hawick Improvement Association. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church near Spicer.

She is survived by her husband, Milton; children, Brenda (Richard) Heacock of Hector, Jeffrey (Betty) of Hawick, Jerry of St. Regis, Mont., and Mary (Larry) Green of Rapid City, S.D.; five grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Arnold (Arliss) Thielen of Cold Spring, Martha Schmitz of Roscoe, Dorrine Schreifels of Richmond, and Herb (Kathy) Thielen of Richmond.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank, and her brother, Joseph.

Genora Bork
Genora Bork, 67, of Paynesville, died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at her home in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church in rural Paynesville, with the Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Interment was held in the Zion Cemetery in rural Paynesville.

Genora Beatrice Larson was born on Feb. 15, 1932, in New London. She was the daughter of Lewis and Olga (Langseth) Larson. Genora was baptized and confirmed in New London, and she grew up on a family farm in the New London and Hawick areas.

On May 21, 1948, Genora was married to Norman Bork in Paynesville. Following their marriage, they farmed near Paynesville until 1968, when they moved into town. From 1971 to 1976, Genora owned and operated the Vanšs Beach Resort on Lake Koronis, near Paynesville. In 1975, Genora and Norman started Bork Lumber and Trucking in Paynesville. She also worked at several other places in the Paynesville area.

Genora was a member of Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and was a very skilled home decorator. For many years she enjoyed making porcelain dolls, and at one time she conducted weekly doll-making classes. Most of all, Genora enjoyed and loved her family.

Genora is survived by her husband, Norman of Paynesville; sons, Bruce (Elaine) of Paynesville, Doug (Paulette) of Paynesville, Greg (Debi) of Montana, Dennis (Becky) of Cold Spring, and Bryan (Judy) of Paynesville; daughters, Gloria (Kevin) Bruntlett of Paynesville, and Melody (Jerry) Hoeft of Paynesville; 22 grandchildren; six great-grand-children; mother, Olga Larson of Paynesville; brother, Harvey (Lois) Larson of Hackensack; and sisters, Norma (Harold) Mathison of Park Rapids, and Patty (Mike) Sorenson of New London.

Genora was preceded in death by her father; sisters, Lenore Kuether and Arlis Person; granddaughter, Amanda Jo Bork; and grandson, Jamie John Karsch.

Donald Glenz
Donald Awald Glenz, 81, of Crosby, died on Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 5, at Cascade United Methodist Church in Deerwood, with the Rev. Wane Souhrada officiating. Burial was at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby.

Donald was born March 19, 1918, in Regal, Minn., to Arthur and Estella (Gordon) Glenz. He married Ethel G. Flanders on Dec. 29, 1943, in Litchfield. He was a farmer, miner, and worked for Scorpion.

He was a member of Cascade United Methodist Church in Deerwood.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel; sons, Steven (Pat) of Crosby, Stanley (Julie) of Baxter, Brian (Veronica) of Emily, Joe (Karen) of Detroit Lakes, and Donald of Crosby; daughter, Donna (Ronald) Rooney of Emily; brother, Gordon of Paynesville; sisters, Velda Robbins, Fern Hertzberg, and Betty Mauer, all of St. Cloud, and Betsy Kingsriter of Paynesville; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Yvette (Brossard) Dahl
Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 2, 1999, for Yvette E. Dahl, 89, of Litchfield and formerly of Eden Valley, who died Tuesday, June 29, at Rice Care Center in Willmar.

The Rev. Russell Magaw officiated. Burial was in Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley.

Yvette was born April 29, 1910, in Eden Lake Township to George and Ethel (Ketchum) Brossard. She married Jerome Dahl on Aug. 14, 1962, in Seattle, Wash. She has lived in Litchfield since 1983.

Survivors include her sisters, Bernette Shipp and Juliet Almli, both of Minneapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome, on Sept. 27, 1998; daughter, Bernice Evelyn Dovich; and brothers, Lafollette and Fayette Brossard.

George Kingsriter
George O. Kingsriter, 80, of Paynesville, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at his home in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church in Paynesville, with the Rev. Roger Johnson officiating. Burial was in Zion Cemetery in rural Paynesville.

George was born on Jan. 9, 1919, in Paynesville to Albert and Lillian (Bork) Kingsriter. He graduated from North Central Bible College in 1938. He returned to Paynesville and took over the family farm operation. He married Betsy Glenz on May 26, 1943, in Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. He also worked as an over-the-road trucker for Olson Trucking; for Fingerhut from 1972 until 1990; and for Kalthoff Trucking. He was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle (now Crystal Hills Assembly of God), where he served on the church board, was treasurer, and was an usher for many years. He and his wife enjoyed world traveling and he was known for playing his violin at the church.

George is survived by his wife, Betsy of Paynesville; children, Dexter of Paynesville, Gary (Nancy) of Vermillion, Ohio, Barb (Ken) Roeber of Waterford, Wis., Jeff (Marlas) of Lakeville, Minn., and Sue (Bob) Brauchler of Regal, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and brother, Arvid (Marian) of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Orrin, Harland, and Delmar.

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