June 2002 Obituaries
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from The Paynesville Press
June 2002

Johnson Funeral Home Alene Borman
Alene Borman, 87, of Belgrade, formerly of Paynesville, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at the Belgrade Nursing Home.

Memorial services are at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Father Richard Leisen, St. Louis Catholic Church, will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Alene was born on Feb. 16, 1915, in Kremlin, Mont., the daughter of Samuel and Fern (Magnuson) Robinson. At the age of nine, her family moved to Kimball, Minn., where she graduated from high school.

On Sept. 12, 1940, she was united in marriage to Lewis Borman at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Kimball. Following their marriage, they lived in Kimball until 1950 when they moved to Glenwood. In 1959, they moved to Paynesville and in 1995 she moved to Willmar until entering the nursing home.

She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.

Alene is survived by her children, Mark (Gale) Borman of Anchorage, Alaska, Alan Borman of Fairbanks, Alaska, Gale (Richard) Houske of Willmar, and Carol Borman of Phoenix; six grandchildren; and a brother, Jerry (Janet) Robinson of Kimball.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and brothers, Waldo, Marvin, and Lloyd.

Ronald Hess
Ron Hess Ronald Alfred Hess, 57, of Hutchinson, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia due to complications from an automobile accident.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Pastor Todd Ertsgaard officiated. Interment was in Lake Union Covenant Cemetery in North Kingston Township, Minnesota.

Ron was born on Oct. 28, 1944, in Paynesville to Elmer and Doris (Fischbach) Hess. He graduated from Paynesville High School and continued his education at St. Cloud Technical College.

On Nov. 30, 1968, Ronald was united in marriage to Diane Norgren at the Dassel Covenant Church in Dassel. They resided in Annandale for 20 years before moving to the Hutchinson area nine years ago. He was employed with the Economy Gas Company in Annandale and as a technical service representative for Wagner Spray Tech in Plymouth, Minn.

Ronald was a member of Oak Heights Covenant Church in Hutchinson. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Diane of Hutchinson; daughters, Michelle (Brian) Alsleben of Glencoe and Joelle (Matthew) Woetzel of Dassel; four grandchildren; mother, Doris Hess of Paynesville; sisters, Donna (Paul) Coulter of Eden Valley, Judy (Shawn) Granzow of Paynesville; and Lois (Scott) Schwieger of Willmar; brothers, Ken (Lynnae) Hess of Plymouth and Jim (Marge) Hess of Maple Grove; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Marian Reiter
Marian Reiter Marian A. Reiter, 82, of Eden Valley, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. The Rev. Virgil Braun officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.

Marian was born May 28, 1920, in St. Cloud to George & Louise (Heinz) Eizenhoefer. She married Andrew Reiter on Nov. 30, 1940, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Cloud. They farmed near Rockville until 1966 when they moved to rural Eden Valley were they farmed until retiring and moving into Eden Valley in 1987.

She is a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley, Assumption Christian Mothers and Eden Valley senior citizens.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Shirley & Floyd Leabch, and Patricia, all of St. Cloud, William & Eileen, Gary & Laura, Gloria Sieben, Daniel & Wanda, all of Eden Valley, Janet & Art Johnson of Dawson, Sharon & Randy Celander of Litchfield, Chuck & Audrey of Paynesville, Wanda & Brian Mehr of Spicer,and Donna & Michael Silbernagel of Howard Lake; sisters, Delores (Toots) Jansky of St. Cloud and Eileen Johnson of Longville; 46 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Andrew on Feb. 17, 1996; sons, James and Pat; daughter, Mary; brothers, Ed, Tom, Romy and George Eizenhoefer; sister, Lucille Reiter; three grandchildren.

Margart Ampe-Buttweiler
Margaret Ampe-Buttweiler Margaret M. Ampe-Buttweiler, 47, of Paynesville, died on Thursday, June 13, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Fr. Richard Leisen officiated. Burial took place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery.

Margaret was born Nov. 20, 1954, in St. Cloud, Minn., to Charles and Margaret (Orndorff) Ampe. After graduating from Paynesville High School she went on to graduate from the College of St. Benedict with a C.P.A. degree, from the University of Minnesota with a masters in physics, and the Northwestern College of Chiropractic with her doctorate. She was currently working for the Paynesville Postal Service.

She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Louis Christian Women, and was an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts, Paynesville Area Center, and Meals on Wheels.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Mari, of Paynesville; her parents, Charles and Margaret Ampe of Paynesville; brothers and sister, Charles (Karen) Ampe of Belgrade, Robert (Linda) Ampe of Savage, Catherine (Larry) Moyer of Watkins, David (Ardith) Ampe of Paynesville, and Ronald (Nancy) Ampe of Coon Rapids; and nieces and nephews.

Alice Knese
Alice A. Knese, 86, St. Cloud, Minn., died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Memorial services were at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Burial was private at Assumption Mausoleum in St. Cloud.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond of St. Cloud; one son, Thomas (Sue) of Richmond; two granddaughters; and three great- grandchildren.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Russell.

Merlin Neu
Merlin John "Huns" Neu, 64, of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, at St. Timothy's Catholic Church, Maple Lake. Father Mark Huberty officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Merlin was born on Oct. 25, 1937, to the late Christian J. and Marie E. (Fischbach) Neu. On Oct. 2, 1962, he married Janice A. Lass in Regal. He was a carpenter in bridge construction for 34 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of Local 851 in Minneapolis for 33 years.

He was raised in Roscoe, lived in Paynesville for 15 years, and in Maple Lake for the past 25 years, where he was a member of St. Timothy's Catholic Church. He loved hunting and volunteering his time.

Merlin is survived by his wife, Janice of Maple Lake; sons and daughter, Tim of Brooklyn Park, Joe (Norma) of Big Lake, Tom (Pam), Jeff (Irene), Missy (Jeff) Reilley, and Jason, all of Maple Lake; brothers and sisters, Angie Lindquist of Moline, Ill., Sylvester of Eden Valley, Alice Haines of Paynesville, Arvilla (Robert) Bennett of Tacoma, Wash., Herb (Hattie) of Litchfield, David (Mary) of Oxford, Calif., Melvin (Carol) of Oceanside, Calif; and Shirley (Louis) Leyendecker of Paynesville; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ermaline Neu and Delrose Casper; and brother, Wilfred.

David Sawrey
David L. Sawrey. 62, of Apple Valley, died at his home on May 10, 2002, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He had retired from Unisys Corp. after working there for 26 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marie; children, Lynne Sawrey, Dana (Syd) Sawrey, Christine (John) Demko, and Dustin (Karla) Sawrey; nine grandchildren; parents, Joseph and Veronica Sawrey; and a sister, Claudia (Bruce) Harrison.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Jolene Sawrey.

Anthony Mohs
Anthony P. Mohs, 82, of Paynesville, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at St. Martin Catholic Church.

Frances LaCroix
Frances LaCroix Frances Helene LaCroix, 86, of Paynesville, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Revs. Dave Nelson and Jeff Bergman officiated. Inurnment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Manistique, Michigan.

Frances was born to William and Mary (Davis) Clements on Oct. 25, 1915, in Ridgtown, Ontario, Canada. She grew up in Chatham, Ontario, until the age of 11 when she and her family moved to Detroit, Mich.

On June 2, 1934, Frances married Adelor LaCroix in Detroit. From 1939 to 1984, they owned and operated Forest Cabins Resort in Gulliver, Mich. In 1986, they moved to Paynesville.

Frances was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her son, William (Karen) LaCroix of Paynesville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Gail LaCroix of Gulliver, Mich.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; husband on June 1, 1995; son, Adelor Jr. on Aug. 22, 1995; two brothers, Leonard and Glenn Clements; and two sisters, Frieda Clements and Marian Crapo.

Memorials preferred to the Ada Wandersee Endowment Fund at Paynesville Lutheran Church or the Paynesville Hospital Foundation.

Ted Jaszczak
Ted Jaszczak, 75, of Arlington, Texas and formerly of Paynesville, died on Saturday, May 25, 2002.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 29, at First Presbyterian Church of Cordell, Okla.

Burial was Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m. in Paynesville Cemetery.

Ted was born March 5, 1927, in St. Joseph Township, Minnesota. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Arlington; sons, James (Joyce) of Houston, Texas, and Ted (Sandra) of Arlington; daughters, Jean (Paul) Soine of Paynesville, Cris (Steve) Jensen of Altus, Okla., Judy (Mark) Kulzer of Paynesville, and Bette Jo (Tim) Schackman of Lakenheath, England; brother, Roy (Margot) Jaszczak of Eden Prairie, Minn.; sisters, Ida (Dick) Knapp of Evergreen, Colo., and Tessie Dahlman of Bemidji, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.

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