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MaryAnn Meyer, 74, Paynesville
MaryAnn Meyer, 74, Paynesville, died on Friday, March 30, at her home in Paynesville.

Mass of Christian burial was be held on Wednesday, April 4, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Visitation took place on Wednesday at the church for one hour prior to the service.

MaryAnn was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville where she served in Christian Women and Catholic Aid, most recently serving as vice president. She was also a member of the Paynesville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph; children, Steve (Sharon) Meyer of Raymond, Robert (Michelle) Meyer of Paynesville, James Meyer of Paynesville, and Karleen (Ray) Wright of North Branch; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Jeanette Goebel of Holdingford.

Muriel Moberg, 95, Monticello
Muriel A. Moberg, 95, of Monticello and formerly of Paynesville, died on Monday, March 26, at the Monticello-Big Lake Hospital. Memorial services were held on Friday, March 30, at the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello. Interment was held at the Paynesville Cemetery.

Muriel is survived by her son, Bruce (Jo) Grellong; step-daughter, Joanne Spainhower; step-son, Bruce (Judy) Moberg; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Dillo Leukam, 84, Sauk Centre
Dillo J. Leukam, 84, of Sauk Centre died on Saturday, March 24, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial was be held on Tuesday, March 27, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Burial followed, in the parish cemetery.

Dillo Leukam was born on Oct. 28, 1922, in Stearns County to Joseph and Elizabeth (Berling) Leukam.

He was united in marriage to Monica C. Meyer on May 2, 1949, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. They farmed for 30 years, near Elrosa, later moving to Sauk Centre in 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Leukam of Sauk Centre; children, Kenny Leukam (Kathy) of Sauk Centre, Duane Leukam (Bonnie) of Sauk Centre, Don Leukam (Sue) of Belgrade, Jane Schurman (Jerry) of Sauk Centre, Randy Leukam (Terri) of Andover; John Leukam (Monique) of Andover; four step-children; sisters, Ceil Rieland of Freeport and Verena Uphus of Belgrade; 18 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren, and 7 step-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Michael's Hospice in Sauk Centre, and to the Central Minnesota Heart Center at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Cyril Burg, 73, Cold Spring
Cyril E. Burg, 73, of Cold Spring died on Monday, March 19. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 23, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 19, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial will take place at a later date.

Cyril E. Burg was born in St. Martin to Edward and Mary (Mohs) Burg.

He married Mary Catherine Schlangen on May 3, 1960, in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. He worked at the Cold Spring Granite Company for 42 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Catherine (Schlangen); children, Rose (Richard) Hubbard of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Paul (Diane) of Cold Spring, Ruth (Ken) Simon of Cold Spring, Renee (Mark) Winick of Prior Lake, and Russ (Tasha) of Elk River; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Hilary, Linus, Jim, and Roger; and sisters, Virginia (Shay), Diane (Kollman), Jeanette, Linda (Grossinger) and Barb (Schlangen).

Mary Jane Hettwer, 58, Sartell
Mary Jane Hettwer, 58, of Sartell died on Tuesday, March 20, after a valiant battle with leukemia.

Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating her life, was held on Saturday, March 24, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.

Mary Jane was born on April 16th, 1948, in Roscoe to Anthony and Olivia (Theisen) Ley.

She married Jerry Hettwer on July 18, 1970, at St. Agnes Church in Roscoe. They lived in St. Cloud until moving to Sartell in 1979. Mary Jane taught in many areas of special education at Cold Spring Elementary - in the Rocori School District - from 1970-2006, retiring in 2006.

Mary is survived by her husband, Jerry, and children, Nicole and Michelle of Sartell; mother, Olivia Ley of St. Cloud; brother, Don Ley (Kris) of Coon Rapids; and niece and nephew Jessica and Josh Ley.

Memorials are preferred, in lieu of flowers, to the Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester.

Irene Hein, 81, Paynesville
Irene A. Hein, 81, of Paynesville died on Thursday, March 15, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 19, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial will take place at a later date.

Irene was born on Sept. 26, 1925, in Lake Henry to Gerhard and Catherine (Jaeger) Schleper.

She graduated from Paynesville High School in 1943.

She married Al Hein on Nov. 25, 1948, at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Al died in January. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (James) Brick of Lake Henry; son, John of Paynesville; one daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Adeline (Peter) Holper of Paynesville and Mary Hagen of Lino Lakes; brother, Charlie Schleper of Paynesville; and one sister-in-law.

Alver Mehr, 93, Richmond
Alver Mehr, 93, of Richmond died on Tuesday, March 13, at the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, March 17, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.

Alver was born on Dec. 28, 1913, in Roscoe to Math and Anna (Garding) Mehr.

He and his wife, Harriet (Ste. Marie), operated their family farm near Roscoe until he retired in 1987. The couple then moved to Richmond.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Paynesville.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Doug (Deb) of Burnsville, Diane (Kent) Cashel of Park City, Utah, and Ron (Sheila) of Richmond; seven grandchildren; a sister, Louise Korman of St. Cloud; and a brother, Victor (Florence) of St. Cloud; a sister-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Ado Wensman, 67, Paynesville
Ado Wensman, 67, of Paynesville died on Wednesday, March 7, at the St. Cloud Hospital after a battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 12, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Burial took place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery with full military honors.

Ado married Patricia Gruber on Oct. 19, 1959, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry.

  He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville American Legion Post 271, St. Louis Knights of Columbus Council 3820, and Catholic Order of Foresters.

Ado is survived by his wife, Pat of Paynesville; children, Patrick (Deb) of Colorado, Wade of Paynesville, Missy (Wayne) Brogren of Atwater, Todd (Debbie) of Michigan, and Amy (John) Elfering of Paynesville; mother Rose Wensman of Belgrade; seven grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Robert (Shirley) of Sauk Centre, Linus (Mary Lou) of Crystal, Mel (Marcy) of Arizona, Denis (Mary Ann) of Greenwald, Arlene Wensman of Brooklyn Park, Carol (David) Mott of Onamia, Lois (Mike) DesParte of Georgia, and Cynthia (Victor) Cohen of Nevada, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Daniel Sorum, 11, Paynesville
Daniel J. Sorum, 11, of Paynesville passed away on Monday, March 5, at his home after a long battle with brain stem cancer.

  Funeral services were held on Friday at the Evangelical Free Church in Willmar.

Daniel grew up in rural Paynesville and attended Community Christian School in Willmar where he was in the fifth grade.

  He was a member of the Paynesville Evangelical Free Church where he participated in many of the youth programs and loved attending Wednesday's family night at church.

He is survived by his parents, David and Linda Sorum of Paynesville; brothers, David Sorum Jr. of St. Kitts, West Indies, Michael Sorum of Arizona, Mark Sorum of California, and Matthew Sorum of California; grandparents, Eldon (Suzane) Smith of Mora; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Community Christian School of Willmar Building Project.

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