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Kevin Dreyling, 44, St. Cloud
Kevin Dreyling, 44, of St. Cloud died suddenly on Tuesday, June 19, of apparant heart failure.

Memorial services were held on Monday, June 25, at Paynesville Lutheran Church.

Kevin graduated from Paynesville High School in 1981.

He was a baptized member of Paynesville Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his parents; sisters, Vicki (LJ) Copley of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Cherri of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Rebecca (Peter) Kelly of Seattle; a sister-in-law; grandmother, Martha Dreyling of St. Paul; an aunt; and six nieces and nephews.

John Sorenson, 89, Paynesville
John Hilding Sorenson, 89, of Paynesville died on Tuesday, June 12, at his home in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 15, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Interment was held at Svea Lutheran Cemetery in Willmar.

In 2000, Hilding retired from the postal service. In 2001, he and his wife Clara moved to Paynesville to be closer to their daughter, Marlys.

He is survived by his wife Clara of Paynesville; daughter, Marlys (Carl Segaar) Sorenson of Paynesville; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Sylvia Carlsen of St. Paul and Arlene Higgins of Roseville; a daughter-in-law; and many nephews and nieces.

Thurman Rittenhouse, 90, Hawick
Thurman Leigh Rittenhouse, 90, of Hawick died on Wednesday, June 13, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 16, at Hawick Methodist Church. Burial was in the Roseville Cemetery in Hawick.

After retirement he and his wife, Ardis, spent their summers at their cabin on Lake Koronis.

He is survived by his son Arthur (Diane) of Paynesville; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Thelma of Anchorage, Alaska; and a sister-in-law.

Phillip Reagan, 93, Manannah
Philip M. Reagan, 93, of Manannah died on Monday, June 4, at the Koronis Manor nursing home in Paynesville.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at Church of Our Lady Catholic Church in Manannah. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Philip was born on April 20, 1914, in Manannah to Michael and Anna (Neidermeier) Reagan.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Kathleen (Dan) Kraus of Wadsworth, Ohio, Lindsey (Mary) Reagan of New Hope, Maureen (Terry) Young of Wayzata; brother, John Reagan of St. Cloud; sisters, Lucille Dillon of Manannah, and Margaret Snyder of Mantua, Ohio; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Delores Rubis, 76, Eden Valley
Delores A. Rubis, 76, of Eden Valley, died on Sunday, June 3, at her home in Eden Valley.

Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Burial took place at the Eden Lake Cemetery.

Delores was born on Oct. 24, 1930, in Richmond to Fred and Anna (Haag) Gorr. She lived her entire life in the Eden Valley area and was a graduate of Eden Valley High School.

After 28 years as secretary to Superintendents at Eden Valley Watkins schools, she and her husband, Jack, retired to their lake home on Eden Lake.

Survivors include her husband, Jack of Eden Valley; sons and daughters, Ron (Elaine) Wait of Plymouth, Randy Wait of St. Cloud, Shirley (Craig) McCourt of Waconia, Lynn Kramer of Watkins, Dan Wait of Sauk Rapids, and Michael Rubis of Eveleth; a daughter-in-law; sister, Verdella Wait of Eden Valley; brother, Leander Gorr of Eugene, Ore.; eleven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Keith Kellner, 45, Cold Spring
Keith Kellner, 45, of Cold Spring died on Sunday, June 10, after a battle with Malignant Melanoma.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 14, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

He was a 1980 graduate from Rocori high school.

Survivors include his parents of St. Joseph; brothers, Dave (Bonnie) of Freeport, Jeff (Jane Przybilla) of Elk River, Brian (Lisa) of St. Joseph, and Tom of Cold Spring; sisters, Julie (Dave) Seitz of Becker and Kristi (Pete) Remus of Becker; three nieces; two nephews; and a special love, Jane Kalthoff of Cold Spring, and her three children.

Don Anderson, 76, Paynesville
Don C. Anderson, 76, of Paynesville died on Friday, June 1, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Memorial services were held at on Thursday, June 7, at Paynesville Lutheran Church.

Don was born in Aitkin on April 13, 1931, to Carl and Signe (Olson) Anderson. He grew up in Aitkin and graduated from high school there.

He moved his family to Paynesville in 1961 when he bought the Schwartz Rexall drugstore. After many years, he closed the drugstore and bought the Ben Franklin store, which he operated with his wife until 1985.

Community service was important to Don, as he was a member of many organizations including the Paynesville Area School Board, Paynesville Area Hospital Board, Good Samaritans, the Paynesville Area Community Service Center, and a variety of bank boards.

Don is survived by his children, Gretchen (Jon Jensen) Anderson of Lino Lakes, Karla Anderson of St. Louis Park, and Andy Anderson of Denver, Col.; a granddaughter; sister, Yvonne Cline of Aitkin; and a son-in-law.

Lucille Hummel, 93, Paynesville
Lucille Hummel, 93, of Paynesville died on Sunday, June 3, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 7, at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Atwater. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Lucille moved to Washburne Court, an assisted-living facility in October 2003 before moving to Koronis Manor nursing home this past March.

Lucille is survived by her children, LaVonna (Calvin) Herr of Crittenden, Ken., and Bonita (Myron) Galles of Hutchinson; step-children Elvera Kolhnhofer, Delbert Hummel, Beverly Zinter, and Gene Hummel; eight grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 30 step great grandchildren; brother, LeRoy (Verna) Thomsen of Paynesville; and other relatives and friends.

Jane Elliot, 80, Mount Dora
Jane Boylan Elliott, 80, of Mount Dora, Fla., died in 2007 after suffering from a rare brain disorder.

Memorial services were held in Mount Dora, Fla., on Thursday, May 24. Jane's final resting place will be at the Paynesville Cemetery next to her mother and father.

Although Jane and her husband Clark ("Duke") moved throughout the country raising their family, they were able to spend time with family and friends at their cottage on Lake Koronis.

Jane is survived by her husband, Clark A. Elliott of Mount Dora, Fla.; brother, Arthur H. Boylan of Windermere, Fla.; children, Stacey H. Elliott of Tavares, Fla., Clark Andrew Elliott of Mount Dora, Fla., and Charles (Jackie) Elliott of Shakopee; and two grandchildren.

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