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Delores Sunderman, 84, Melrose
Delores J. Sunderman, 84, of Melrose died on Monday, June 28, at the Melrose Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 1, at St. MaryÕs Catholic Church in Melrose. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Delores Julia Gruber was born on Dec. 11, 1925, to Michael L. and Ida (Jaeger) Gruber in Lake Henry Township.

She married Hubert Sunderman on Aug. 26, 1947, in Lake Henry.

Delores farmed north of Melrose all her life with her husband. The couple resided at Park View Apartments for the last three years.

Delores is survived by her husband, Hubert Sunderman of Melrose; daughters, Sharon (DeWayne) Mareck of St. Cloud, Beverly (Dale) Radermacher of Monango, N.D., and Debra (Charles) Uphoff of Melrose; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchidren; brother, Mike Gruber Jr. of Belgrade; sisters, Lenora Kampsen of Litchfield, Erma Rieland of St. Cloud, and Pat Wensman of Paynesville; and brothers-and sisters-in-laws.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter; and brothers and sisters, Florence DeMorett, Bergetta Lieser, Virgie Durant, Urban Gruber, Marcellus Gruber, David Gruber, and Shirley Gruber.

Jonathan Halverson, 36, Bloomington
Jonathan James Halverson, 36, of Bloomington died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 29, at the University of Minnesota Fairview.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 10, at 2 p.m., at Lakewood Memorial Chapel in Minneapolis. Following JonathanÕs remembrance, family and friends will gather at HoulihanÕs in Richfield.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 11, at 2 p.m., in the Paynesville Community Cemetery.

Jonathan was born on May 15, 1974, to Doris Halverson in Paynesville.

Jonathan is survived by his grandmother; friend/partner, Bill Hart; and a large number of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Halverson.

Elmer Gilbertson, 89, Hawick
Elmer C. Gilbertson, 89, of Hawick died on Tuesday, June 29, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 5, at Word of Faith Family Church in Willmar. Burial was in the Benson City Cemetery.

Elmer C. Gilbertson was born on May 6, 1921, to Edward and Clara (Davidson) Gilbertson in Clontarf.

He grew up in the Benson and Clontarf area, where he attended country grade school. He was baptized and confirmed at West Zion Lutheran Church, north of Benson.

After his schooling, he worked as a blacksmith with his father in Clontarf, before moving to the Twin Cities.

He then entered the United States Army and served his country during WWII. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to the cities and worked as a welder for Gardner Hardware until his retirement.

Elmer is survived by his two sons, Jerroll (Connie) Rice of New London and Derek Grubbs of Hawick; seven grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Wallace Gilbertson.

Ruby Krupke, 93, Paynesville
Ruby Krupke, 93, of Paynesville died on Monday, May 31, at her home.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 3, at Salem Church in rural Paynesville. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Ruby Krupke was born on Feb. 17, 1917, to Fred and Mathilda (Schoenleben) Voss in Eden Lake Township.

She married Donald W. Krupke on Aug. 23, 1939. Two children were born to this union. The couple farmed in Zion Township. Their union lasted until Donald's death on Dec. 24, 1991.

She is survived by her son, Warren of Paynesville; daughter, Perci (Ronald) Laubach of Paynesville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Marie Krupke of Paynesville; and brother, Harold Voss of St. Cloud.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; brothers and sisters, John, Fred, Idella Bender, Roland, Harvey, and twin sister, Lucille.

Ryan Glenz, 30, Clear Lake
Ryan M. Glenz, 30, of Clear Lake and formerly of Paynesville, died on Tuesday, June 8, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 12, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the Grove Emmanuel Cemetery in rural Paynesville.

Ryan Michael Glenz was born on Feb. 22, 1980, to Brad and Debbie Glenz in Willmar. He grew up on the family farm in rural Paynesville.

Ryan was baptized and confirmed at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. He attended Paynesville Area Elementary School and graduated from Paynesville Area High School with the Class of 1998.

On June 9, 2007, Ryan married Ann Krusemark in Ottertail, Minn. He and Ann made their home in the house Ryan built in Clear Lake.

Ryan is survived by his wife, Ann (Krusemark); parents, Brad and Debbie Glenz; siblings, Jeremy, Nathan, and Amanda; paternal grandmother; maternal grandparents; a brother-in-law; and three nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roger Glenz.

Esther Morgan, 81, Paynesville

Esther E. Morgan, 81, of Paynesville died on Thursday, June 10, at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 15, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Esther Evelyn Morgan was born on April 9, 1929, to Elmer and Irene (Orre) Menk in Slayton.

She lived on a farm north of Slayton with her parents and her sister until she was four. Her family then moved into Currie, where she attended grade school. She went on to high school in Tracy.

On Nov. 18, 1948, she married Lester Morgan at Zion Lutheran Church in Tracy. They lived on the Morgan family farm for 40 years, where they raised their three children.

In 1989, they moved to Paynesville, where she resided until her passing.

Before her marriage, Esther worked at the hardware store in Currie as a clerk and bookkeeper. After her marriage, she was a homemaker and mother to two sons and a daughter. She was also a second mother to three special little neighbor girls that she took care of in her home for twelve years.

Esther is survived by her sons, Bruce (Anne) of Eagan and Dennis (June) of Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Julie (Pat) of Eagan; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, David Menk of Benson; and sisters, Lorraine Leonard of St. Cloud and Eleanor Dold of Currie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester; and brother, Richard Menk.

Bill Roos, 83, Paynesville
Bill Roos, 83, of Paynesville died on Thursday, June 10, at his home.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 14, at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. Burial was in Eden Lake Cemetery in Eden Valley.

Bill Roos was born on July 23, 1926, in Crow Lake Township, near Belgrade, to Neal and Jennie (Sikking) Roos. He grew up in the Belgrade and Georgeville area, where he attended Shipstead School.

He worked as a hired hand for area farmers before enlisting in the United States Army on Feb. 6, 1950.

While he was home on leave, Bill married Ellen Hedtke at St. JohnÕs Lutheran Church in Atwater. Bill continued to serve his country during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on Feb. 5, 1953.

Following his discharge, Bill and Ellen lived and farmed near Grove City, Atwater, and Eden Valley, retiring in 1984.

Since 1987, they lived on their farm near Paynesville.

Bill is survived by his wife, Ellen; children, Dennis Roos of Lake Henry, Myron (Sandy) Roos of Paynesville, Wendy (Pat) Cochran of Swanville, Jeff (Karen) Roos of Paynesville, and Robin (Rick) Anderson of Belgrade; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Alice Roos of Minneapolis, Katherine Ruchti of Willmar, Louise Stewart of Minneapolis, Henry Roos of Belgrade, Elmer Roos of Paynesville, Marion Norby of Clearwater, and Cornelius Roos of Circle Pines.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark; daughter, Christine Christle; a grandson; and infant sisters, Annie and Jeannette Roos and Emma Anderson.

Betty Halvorson, 86, New London
Betty J. Halvorson, 86, of New London died on Saturday, June 12, at GlenOaks Care Center in New London.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 18, at 11 a.m., at St. StephenÕs Episcopal Church in Paynesville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in New London.

Betty Jean Ristow was born on May 14, 1924, to Clara Evelyn Samuelson and Albert August Ristow in Willmar.

Betty was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Willmar and confirmed at Trinity Episcopal Church in Park Rapids. She graduated from Willmar High School in 1942.

She married John Halvorson of New London on Jan. 17, 1945, at St LukeÕs Episcopal Church in Willmar.

After WWII, John went to work for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (Forestry Division). During his years there, Betty and John lived in Hibbing, St. Croix State Park, Park Rapids, and Cambridge.

Betty is survived by her husband, John of New London; children, Sandra of Willmar and Glenn (Nancy Kruse) of Minneapolis; two grandchildren; and brothers, James, Algene, and Gerald.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Phyllis and Mae, and brothers, Stanley, Curtis, Donald, and Calvin.

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