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Bob Marciniak, 75, Paynesville
Robert "Bob" D. Marciniak, 75, of Paynesville, and formerly of Willmar, died on Tuesday May 20, at the Paynesville Hospital from complications of respiratory failure.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 24, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer. Interment will be at a later date in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Willmar.

Robert "Bob" Dean Marciniak was born on May 2, 1939, in Drayton, N.D., to Walter L. and Suzanna M. (Meshefski) Marciniak.

He grew up in Elk River, graduating from Elk River High School in 1957 and the Minnesota School of Business in 1961.

Bob served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1957 to 1962. On Oct. 8, 1960, in Elk River, Bob was united in marriage to Darlene Minnie Grambart, and they made their home in Champlain.

In 1967, they moved to Willmar. Bob earned his insurance license and certifications, certified life underwriter and Charter Financial certification. He worked for over 40 years as an insurance agent for Met Life Company and, later, Northwestern Life Insurance Company, retiring in 2000.

From 1990 to 2000, Bob and Darlene owned and operated the Fluff-N-Puff mobile pillow cleaning service.

In 2000, they moved to Paynesville.

He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene of Paynesville; four children, Doug (Sheila) Marciniak of Alexandria, Dennis (Becky) Marciniak of Andover, Stacey (Bob) Michels of Hawaii, and John Marciniak of Balsam Lake, Wis..; ten grandchildren, Aaron and Ryan Marciniak, Grant and Heather Gilbertson, Katelyn and Lauren Marciniak, Maureen and Jameson Michels, and Isabella and Owen Marciniak; two brothers, Terrance (Barbara) Marciniak of St. Louis Park and James (Peggy) Marciniak of Andover; and one sister, Lynette LuAllin of Houston, Texas., as well as other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rice Hospice are preferred.

Raymond Haagenson, 76
Raymond Haagenson, 76, died on Monday, May 19, at his home with family by his side.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 22, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. Private burial was in Nordland Lutheran Church in Paynesville.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1937, in rural Paynesville.

He graduated from Paynesville High School in 1955.

After high school, he started working at Anderson Millwork in Hopkins. He worked there for an amazing 58 years as a cabinetmaker through three different generations. He loved working with wood and his talent and handiwork are evident in many homes, businesses, and churches, including Calvary Lutheran, where he was an active member and volunteer since 1963.

Being from the farm, he enjoyed spending time in the country at the family farm, which he co-owned with his brother Jerry. There were always projects to be done, along with the planting and harvesting, and there was always time for a tractor ride.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Emilie, of 55 years; son, Rick; brothers, Ken, Jerry, and Glenn; sisters, Clarice and Marge; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Nellie; brother, Russ; and sister, Phyllis.

Frederick Heitke, 97, Bloomington
Frederick C. Heitke, 97, of Bloomington died on Wednesday, May 14.

A funeral service was held on Monday, May 19, at Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church in Bloomington. Burial was in Salem Cemetery in Fred's beloved Paynesville on Tuesday, May 20.

Frederick was a retired national sales manager for John Deere Company, a former board member of American State Bank of Bloomington and Skyline Display Systems, and was a founding board member of Fraser School. Fred was also active with Minnesota Valley Country Club.

He served in the Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in December 1945.

Fred is survived by his daughter, Jean Anne Simonson; son, Jimmy; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Vernice Evans; and dear friend Alice Larson.

He was preceded in death by wife, Jean.

Direct memorials to Fraser School.

Dorothy Hess, 83, Lake Henry
Dorothy Hess, 83, of Lake Henry passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 15, at the Payne-sville Hospital.

Mass of christian burial celebrating the life of Dorothy was held on Monday, May 19, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Reverend Glenn Krystosek and Reverend Eberhard Schefers officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Dorothy was born on July 25, 1930, in Spring Hill, to the late Alphonse and Sarah (Winter) Fuchs.

She went to country school 24 through eighth grade.

She worked as a cook at the Mike Miller Cafe in Paynesville and also in Ashville, N.C., and in Naples, Fla.

She married Raymond J. Hess on Nov. 26, 1959, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry.

Together, they owned and operated Ray's Bar in Lake Henry until 1965. Then they bought and moved to her parent's farm in rural Lake Henry, residing there until 1983. They then moved back into town and purchased a motor home so they could spend time traveling. They also loved to go fishing and were proud supporters of the Lake Henry Lakers baseball team.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Paul (Connie) of Paynesville; grandchildren, Brandon and Bailey; sisters, Bernie Roeser of Paynesville and Irene (Jim) Jaeger of Lake Henry; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray on Feb. 5, 2000, and sister, Geraldine Dahl, in 2002.

Memorials are preferred.

A warm thank you to the staff at CentraCare HealthPaynesville for their compassionate and professional care.

Bill Quarfot, 72, Hawick
William L. "Bill" Quarfot, 72, of Hawick died on Sunday, May 4, at the Paynesville Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, May 9, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynes-ville. Reverend Glenn Krystosek officiated. Burial with military honors took place in the Roseville Township Cemetery in Hawick.

William (Bill) Quarfot was born on Dec. 14, 1941, in Richmond, seven days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was born to Gilbert and Elizabeth (Karnitschnig) Quarfot. He lived most of his life in the Hawick/Paynesville area.

Bill attended a one-room school house in District One in Hawick. After sixth grade, he attended Paynesville Middle School and Paynesville High School, graduating in 1959.

After high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After completing boot camp in San Diego, he was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. While assigned to the 4th Marine Division, Bill served overseas in Okinawa, Japan, in the Philippines, and supported helicopter resupplies in Vietnam.

After returning from overseas, he was assigned to Paris Island Marine Corps Depot, South Carolina, where he met and married Diane Massoletti in 1963. Diane and Bill were united in marriage for 50 years. He was honorably discharged in 1963, and he and Diane moved to California, where he worked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Bill and Diane returned to Hawick in 1966 to be closer to family.

Bill worked for the United Parcel Service for 30 years, mainly delivering packages to the Cold Spring, Richmond, and Rockville areas.

After his retirement from UPS, he worked part time for Teal's Market stocking groceries. He distributed communion at St. Louis Catholic Church for 34 years.

Bill is survived by his wife, Diane; sons, Reed and Jerald (Nancy); daughter, Yvette (David); six grandchildren, Courtney Maxwell (Brian), Lauren, Emily, Jacob, Ellen, and Ashley; one great-grandchild, Christopher; brother, Tom Quarfot of Hawick; sister, Mary (Bob) Cushman of Paynesville; and nephew, Troy (Laurie) Boyle.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred.

Delmer Olson, 91, Paynesville
Delmer C. Olson, 91, of Paynesville, died on Wednesday, May 7, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial will be in Paynesville Cemetery. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.

Delmer was born on Oct. 18, 1922, to Charles and Laura (Hague) Olson in Spring Valley, Minn.

He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1940. Delmer attended Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Mo.

Following graduation from Chillicothe, Delmer was drafted into the U.S Army, where he received additional schooling in Texas and at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Delmer served in Europe during WWII with the 13th Armored Division of General Patton's Third Army.

On Nov. 23, 1945, Delmer married the love of his life, Ora Bauer, at the United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Iowa. Delmer's brother, Rev. Bernard Olson, officiated.

Delmer and Ora moved to St. Paul, where Delmer completed his B.A. degree in music at Hamline University, graduating in 1949.

After graduation, the couple moved to Kimball, Minn., where Delmer was the band director for three years.

In 1952, Delmer and Ora moved to Paynesville, where Ora worked in banking, and Delmer was a band director and taught in the Paynesville school system for 29 years before retiring.

Delmer is survived by his wife, Ora, of Paynesville; two children, daughter, Sharon Moore (Walter) Fisher of Mesa, Ariz., and son, Craig (Valerie) Olson of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Delmer was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rev. Bernard Olson; and sisters, Elna Olson, Nelda Erickson, and Marjorie Clark.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the R.O.S.E. Center.

Rose Schleper, 84, Shakopee
Rose Marie Schleper, 84, a longtime resident of Shakopee, died on Tuesday, May 6, at Jones-Harrison Residence in Minneapolis surrounded by family.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 12, at Church of St. Mary, in Shakopee. Private burial was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Rose was born on May 3, 1930, to Robert and Margaret (Peters) Weidner and was raised in Regal.

She married Joseph B. Schleper on Aug. 16, 1954, in Regal.

Rose was a school teacher for nearly 20 years and then worked in the admissions department at St. Francis Hospital for another 20 years.

She is survived by her eight children, Joe Jr. (Cheryl) Schleper of Delano, Linda Laird (Gene McBride) of Minneapolis, Jeanne (Tyler) Anderson of Hastings, David Schleper of Minneapolis, Bill (Kristi) Schleper of Shakopee, Gary Schleper of Jordan, Tom (Brenda) Schleper of Shakopee, and Jen (Todd) Bieniek of Shakopee; 17 grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; brother, Tom Weidner; sisters, Dolores Braun, Sr. Beverly Weidner, O.S.F, and Sr. Mary Weidner, O.S.B; and a sister-in-law.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Schleper Sr.; parents, Robert and Margaret; brother, Charles Weidner; sister, Marcelline Schleper; and a grandson.

The family would like to thank the staff at Jones-Harrison Residence for the tremendous care they provided Rose for the past five years of her journey with dementia.

The family prefers memorials, which will be distributed to organizations related to Rosie's life journey.

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