Henry J. Lieser, 83, of Paynesville, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.
Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2000, at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Gregory Lieser and the Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated. Entombment was in the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum in Paynesville.
Henry was born on July 9, 1916, in Lake Henry to Nicholas and Elizabeth (Schoenhoff) Lieser. He married Marcella Bertram on May 6, 1947, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. They farmed in the Spring Hill area until February 1988, when they retired and moved to Paynesville. He also worked as an agent with the Paynesville and Zion Insurance Company for 21 years and later was the chairman of the board.
He was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church, St. Isadore's Mission Group, St. Michael's Men's Society of Spring Hill, Past Grand Knight of the St. Louis Knights of Columbus, Past Faithful Navigator and comptroller of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus of Sauk Centre, the Crosier Apostolate, and the Paynesville Catholic Aid Association, where he was an officer. He was also involved with the church as a eucharistic minister at church and at the nursing homes, an usher, an adult Mass server for weekday Masses and funerals, and a member of the St. Michael's choir for many years. He loved farming, traveling, dancing, and playing cards.
He belonged to the Polka Lovers Club of America. He enjoyed his family and grandchildren.
Henry is survived by his wife, Marcie of Paynesville; daughters, Karen (Gary) Dobmeier of Bloomington, LuAnn (Patrick) Loxtercamp of Paynesville, Mary (Alan) Faber of Sartell, and Kim (Gary) Meyer of Spring Hill; five grandchildren; and brother, Andrew (Bergetta) Lieser of Cold Spring.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kevin in 1991; sisters, Hilda Leukam, Dora Winter, Thecla Spanier, and Serah Bertram; and brothers, Edmund, Jacob, and Victor.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Paynesville Lutheran Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Rick Hoyme officiated. Burial took place in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Vila was born on July 31, 1920, in Marquette, Neb., to Victor and Belle (Coffey) Titman. She married Clifford Sturtz on Nov. 1, 1940, in Albany, Mo. They lived in Boone County, Iowa until 1953, when they moved to Paynesville.
She was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church, Paynesville Lutheran Church Women, and was a Gold Star Mother. She enjoyed sewing, baking, crafts, and fishing.
Vila is survived by her children, Shirley Thoreson of Greenfield, Wis., Barbara Rasmussen of Elk River, and Richard of Paynesville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian Sturtz of Paton, Iowa, and brother, Dale Titman of Boone, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifford on Sept. 25, 1998; and son, Darwin on May 31, 1968.
Pallbearers were Zachary, Timothy, and Dana Zniewski, Delwyn Overholser, Bob Hirte, and Dick Kerber. Honorary pallbearer was Harold Hoemke.
Duane Earl Robbin was born on March 29, 1920, in Eden Valley to Agur and Dahlia (Lewerenz) Robbin. He married Lucille F. Thomas on June 1, 1950, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in St. Cloud. He was a 1939 graduate of St. Cloud Technical High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the 105th Engineer Battalion, Company B, 30th Division. He worked with his father at the Shell Service Station in St. Cloud.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he served on the board for many years. He was also a member of VFW Post #4847.
Survivors include a sister, Bertha Zniewski of Paynesville; and nephews and nieces.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucille, on Oct. 18, 1997; and brothers, Agur Jr. and William.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Lonnie Gleitz Sr. will officiate. Burial will take place in Zion Cemetery, rural Paynesville.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 15) at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Martha was born Jan. 19, 1916, in Eden Lake Township, Stearns County, Minn., to Frank and Hattie (Frietag) Schauman. She attended District 43 school near Paynesville. She was baptized at the Gospel Tabernacle in Paynesville and has been a lifelong member of the Crystal Hills Assembly of God Church.
She married Kermit M. Olson on Dec. 26, 1936, in Spring Valley, Minn. They farmed in the Union Grove and Irving Townships until 1963, when they moved to Paynesville. In 1993, she moved to 700 Stearns Place where she enjoyed living, nurturing and renewing many friendships.
Martha enjoyed gardening, sewing, canning, crocheting, fishing, reading and baking bread.
She is survived by her children, James (Liz) Olson of Coates, Minn., Johnnie (Pat) Olson of Paynesville, Elaine (Gary) Sonstegard of Montevideo, Kathryn (Michael) Niewind of Montrose, Verna (Kevin) Burr of Cold Spring, and Pamela (Bruce) Borgerding of Stillwater; 18 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren (two more arriving in March; brother, Harvey Schauman of Paynesville; and sisters, Lydia (Ben) Olson and Adella Houk, both of Paynesville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Delores Sonstegard; granddaughter, Tracy Sonstegard; and brother, Edwin Schauman.
A Mass of Christian Burial were celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Ray was born in Eden Lake Township to Ferdinand and Theresa (Kunstleben). He married Lucille Driver on Nov. 24, 1954, in St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe. Ray worked for the Cold Spring Granite Company for 42 years. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Paynesville Area Knights of Columbus, Roscoe Sportsmen's Club, a board member of the Roscoe Recreational Club, and a past president of the St. Joseph Men's Society.
Ray is survived by his children, Tom of Paynesville, Bob of Roscoe, Ron of Eden Valley, Deb Schmitz of Cold Spring, Sandy Schwartz of St. Cloud, Gary of Cold Spring, Tim of Watkins, Tammy Mackedanz of Paynesville, Terry of Paynesville, and Don of Roscoe; brothers and sisters, Henry of Paynesville, Gertrude Thomes of Roscoe, Frances Brinker of Cold Spring, and Sylvester of Richmond; 29 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Ray was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 22, 1997; infant son, John; brothers, Ben, Leo, John, and Frank; and sister, Theresa Huschle.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Ric Koehn officiated. Burial took place in the Paynesville Cemetery.
Lola was born on Nov. 2, 1908, in Osceola County, Iowa, to Fred and Mary Ellen (Foley) Spaulding. She moved to Minnesota and the Paynesville area when she was six years old. She married Peter Anderson on Nov. 2, 1927, at the Methodist Church in Paynesville. They farmed in the Paynesville area until she moved the the city of Paynesville in 1969. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville.
Lola is survived by her children, Luella (Verlyn) Schmidt of Paynesville, Faye (Willard) Schultz of Paynesville, Beverly (Jerry) Haagenson of Crystal, Peter of Burnsville, and Sharon (Willis) Greeley of Hutchinson; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter, on Feb. 3, 1968; daughter, Ruby Emerson; great-grandson, Christopher Foy; brother, George Spaulding; and sister, Mary Jacobson.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at Nordland Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Keith Ainsley officiating. Interment was in the Burr Oak Cemetery, with military rites provided by the Paynesville American Legion Post #271.
Clement Edward Jebb was born on Dec. 21, 1912, in Irving Township, near Paynesville. He was the son of Wendell and Catherine (Kelly) Jebb. Clem grew up on the family farm near Paynesville. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946.
On Aug. 2, 1942, Clem married Marion Jebb at Ft. Worth, Texas. Following his military service, they lived in Minneapolis, as well as at the farmstead near Paynesville. Clem worked as sales manager for Hersh Neckwear in Minneapolis. He later purchased the business, and in 1978, he retired. Upon retirement, Clem and Marion lived permanently on the farm near Paynesville.
Clem was a member of Nordland Lutheran Church, where he served as church council deacon, head usher, and on various other committees. He was a member of the Paynesville American Legion Post #271 and the Paynesville Masonic Lodge.
One farm memory is of the tractor rides that he enjoyed giving. He also loved horses. Clem enjoyed his clothing business, and will be remembered for the ties he wore and the importance of having a neat appearance. Clem often dropped what he was doing to help someone.
He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Lillian Kuebken of Paynesville, Joan Gaebe of Clara City, Jacqueline (Ken) Nelson of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Averial (Gene) Hunt of Paynesville; brother-in-law, William (Wynona) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and all their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marion, in 1996.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 8, at Nordland Lutheran Church in rural Paynesville. The Rev. Keith Ainsley officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Edna was born on July 13, 1920, in Greeley, Neb., the daughter of John and Emma (Carlson) Borgstrom. They lived near Greeley until Edna was five years old, and then their family moved near Kandiyohi, Minn. She attended elementary school and graduated from Willmar High School. She continued her education at St. Cloud Teachers College, and following graduation, she taught in the rural school system.
On June 1, 1946, she was united in marriage to Murlin Olson in the Mission Covenant Church in Willmar. Following their marriage, they lived in the Paynesville area and she continued to teach in the rural school system until the early 1970s, taking a few years off while raising their children.
Edna was baptized in Nebraska and confirmed in the Mission Covenant Church in Willmar. She was an active member and volunteer at Nordland Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. On Nov. 15, 1995, she entered Koronis Manor.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Murlin; son, Douglas (Martha) Olson of Burnsville; daughters, Colleen (Gary) Vinkemeier of Annandale and Patty Crawford of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Kermit Johnson of Willmar.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma Borgstrom; brother, Fredolph Borgstrom; and three sisters, Luella Johnson, Gladys Anderson, and Viola Kinser.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.
Reverend Richard Leisen officiated. Burial was in St. Louis Parish Cemetery, Paynesville.
Ted was born Oct. 23, 1920, in New Munich, Minn., to Albert and Elizabeth (Beckermann) Roering.
He married Rose Hellermann on Jan. 29, 1942, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Greenwald. They farmed in the Paynesville area for 30 years. He also worked for the Lloyd Peterson farm until his retirement.
He moved to St. Martin after his retirement. He was a member of the St. Martin Catholic Church.
Ted is survived by: his brothers and sisters, Viola Kleve of Freeport, Virgil of Richmond, Leander of St. Joseph, Melvin of Sauk Centre, Andrew of Glenwood, and Mary Jane Bohnen of Blaine. He leave behind a long time companion, Lucille Keller.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Rose (1990); brothers, Vernon, Edmund, Eberhard, Wilfred, Bernard, and Anthony; and sister Bernice.
Scott's remains later will be returned to Paynesville. Plans for a memorial service and interment are indefinite at the present time.
Thomas Scott Kannenberg was born on Oct. 25, 1913, in Renville, Minn. He was the son of Louis W. and Alice (Armstrong) Kannenberg. Scott grew up in Renville, Willmar, and Paynesville, where he graduated from Paynesville High School in 1931. Scott worked at Mike Miller's Cafe for several years, after which he went to work with the U.S. Coastal and Geodetic Survey. That career was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army (armored) for several years. His armored division saw duty in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.
During Scott's Army service, he married Helen Bennett (formerly of Paynesville) on May 14, 1944. Upon discharge from the Army, Scott resumed work with the U.S. Coastal and Geodetic Survey for a time, after which he began working at U.S. Steel in Chicago, where he worked until retirement in 1978. Soon after retirement, Scott and Helen moved to Ft. Meyers.
Scott was a member of Paynesville American Legion Post #271. He enjoyed playing cribbage, doing crossword puzzles, reading, visiting, reminiscing, and contemplation. He had spent some part of his summers in the Paynesville area for most of his adult life. He loved Rice Lake and Lake Koronis.
Scott is survived by brothers, Hollis (Hope) of Alexandria, Va., and Richard "Dick" (Mavis) of Paynesville; 10 nieces and nephews; nine great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-niece.
Scott was preceded in death by his wife, Helen in 1982; father in 1948; mother in 1984; and brother, Lincoln, in 1979.