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John Berry, 25, Becker
John Berry, 25, of Becker, and formerly of Paynesville, died on Thursday, March 22.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m., at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. A visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home in St. Joseph.

John Berry was born on Aug. 28, 1986, in Round Rock, Texas, to John C. and Peggy (Rea) Berry.

He was raised in the Paynesville area and graduated from Paynesville High School in 2004.

He started working for McDowall Company as an architectural sheet metal worker, where he completed his apprenticeship and became a journeyman in August 2011.

John is survived by his parents, John and Peggy of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers and sisters, Jason Rea of Clear Lake, Chad (Danie) Rea of St. Cloud, Nicole (Brandon) Kelly of Eau Claire, Wis., Jenna Berry of Maple Grove, and Michael Berry of Paynesville; nieces and nephew; grandparents, Rosemary Rea of Farming and Dick and Muriel Berry of Stevens Point, Wis.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mark Rea; a niece; and several great-grandparents, great-aunts, and great-uncles.

Memorials are preferred.

Lorraine Adams, 82, Paynesville
Funeral services were held at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville on Wednesday, March 7, for Lorraine Adams, 82, of Payne-sville. Lorraine passed away on Saturday, March 3, at her home.

Rev. Richard Koehn officiated. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery following the service.

Lorraine was born on April 25, 1929, in rural Paynesville to William and Lilly (Lang) Schultz.

She attended and graduated from Paynesville High School in 1947.

On Aug. 24, 1949, she married Philip Adams at the First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Paynesville.

She was an active member of Grace United Methodist and NaomiÕs Circle. She taught Sunday School for many years.

For many years, she also worked as a bookkeeper for Cenex Gas Company.

She actively volunteered for the Paynesville Area Center, offering to give rides to those who needed one.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Bev (Bryan) Olsen of Cleveland, Minn., Terri Bunker of Prairie Lea, Texas, and David (Diane) Adams of Blanchard, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Mayer of Paynesville; sister-in-law, Mae Amundson of Cokato, Minn.; many nieces and nephews; and special friend and exercise and biking partner, LouAnn Fahlberg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Philip (1993); son, Timothy (1987); two great-grandchildren, Jaime Philip Bunker and Lilly Marie Bunker; and brother, Allen Schultz.

Marie Krupke, 96, Paynesville
Marie Krupke, 96, of Paynesville died on Monday, March 5, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 9, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery in rural Paynesville.

Marie Amelia (Voss) Krupke was born March 27, 1915, to Fred and Matilda (Schoenleben) Voss in Eden Lake Township.

Marie lived on the family farm and attended District 43 school and Paynesville High School.

Marie met Wallace Krupke, they courted, and then married on March 25, 1937, at Zion Church in rural Paynesville. They lived on their farm at the west end of Paynesville and were engaged in farming as well as many other endeavors.

Marie worked at A.M.P.I. She also enjoyed baking at the Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds, while continuing to work at the kitchen at Paynesville schools.

Marie is survived by her daughters, DeVona (Willard) Thompson and Janice Krupke Durkin (Joe); four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Harold Voss.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wally; four brothers; and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Darlene Fuchs, 55, Lake Henry
Darlene J. Fuchs, age 55, of Lake Henry died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, surrounded by her family at her home in Lake Henry, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 12, 2012, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry, with Rev. Glenn Krystosek officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Darlene was born on Feb. 25, 1957, in Melrose to Sylvester and Kathleen (Illies) Meyer. She was raised on her family farm in the Spring Hill area and graduated from Melrose High School in 1975.

On Oct. 15, 1977, she married John L. Fuchs at St. MichaelÕs Catholic Church in Spring Hill. She and John made their home in Lake Henry, where they raised four sons and farmed.

Survivors include her husband, John of Lake Henry; sons, Brian (Kimberly) of Brandon, Michael of Lake Henry, Doug (Laura) of Sauk Centre, and Matt (Kristi) of Lake Henry; five grandchildren and one on the way, Ashton, Carter, Kendra, Leyton, and Aubree; mother, Kathleen Meyer of Spring Hill; brothers and sister, Danny (Linda) of Spring Hill, David (Susan) of Spring Hill, Mark (Lisa) of Brooten, Mary Stalboerger (Tom) of Spring Hill, and Roger (Sue) of Spring Hill; father-in-law, Lester Fuchs of Paynesville; and many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sylvester Meyer; brother, Brian Meyer; and mother-in-law, Irene Fuchs.

A special thank you to all of our family and friends who have given their love and support during Darlene's battle with cancer.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Henrietta Cutkay, 80, Paynesville
Henrietta Cutkay (DeZeeuw), 80, of Paynesville, and formerly of Long Prairie, died on Sunday, March 11.

A memorial luncheon celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, March 14, at 12:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Long Prairie.

Rogaria Mehr, 89, St. Martin
Rogaria Mary Mehr, 89, of St. Martin died on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Assumption Home.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 5, at St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Rogaria Mehr was born on Sept. 18, 1922, to John and Frances (Fisher) Bueckers in St. Rosa.

She married Robert P. Mehr on May 29, 1944. Robert died on April 17, 1999.

Rogaria was a farmer's wife and a homemaker all her life.

Rogaria is survived by her children, Arlene (James) Faber, Diana (Thomas) Goebel, and Matthew (Rosemary) Mehr; sisters, Leona Kleinfhen and Bernice Marthaler; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Frances; children, Rose Mary Mehr, and Rodney Frank Mehr; and siblings, Margaret Bueckers, Adeline Atkinson, Erma Gerads, Clemens Bueckers, Walburga Rakotz, Alfrieda Gerads, Mathias Maurice Bueckers, and Leroy Bueckers.

Lisa Schoenberg, 50, Spring Hill
Lisa Schoenberg, 50, of Spring Hill died on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at her home in Spring Hill after a courageous battle with cancer.

A funeral service was held on Monday, March 5, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Inurnment was in the parish cemetery.

Lisa Ann Weber was born on Dec. 14, 1961, to John and Rosemary (Gerads) Weber in Melrose.

She graduated from Belgrade High School in 1980 and graduated from the St. Cloud School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1983.

On Aug. 6, 1983, she married Mark Schoenberg at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa.

Lisa was employed at the Paynesville Hospital her entire nursing career.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Mark Schoenberg of Spring Hill; daughter, Greta Schoenberg; parents, John and Rosemary Weber of Belgrade; brother, Tom Weber of Belgrade; and sister, Brenda Schoenberg of Avon.

Lisa was preceded in death by her grandparents, Tom and Juliana Gerads and Frank and Frances Weber.

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