Genevieve Severson, 93, Paynesville
Genevieve Elizabeth Severson, 93, of Paynesville, died on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Koronis Manor in Paynesville.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Crystal Hills Assembly of God near Paynesville. Burial was in Zion Cemetery near Paynesville.
Genevieve was born on Nov. 24, 1923, in St. Paul, to Hernfrid and Mable (Lundberg) Stone.
She grew up in St. Paul where she attended and graduated from Johnson High School. She continued her education at North Central Bible Institute in Minneapolis.
On June 21, 1947, Gen was united in marriage to Roland H. Severson. To this union, two daughters and a son were born.
They made their home in Barnesville and St. Paul before moving to Atwater in 1964 and Paynesville in 1996, where she worked as a homemaker.
Gen was a faithful member of Crystal Hills Assembly of God.
She enjoyed baking, knitting, prayer, and reading – especially the bible.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Roland; children, Becky (Ernie) King of Gustavus, Ark., and Roland G. Severson of Paynesville; son-in-law, Tim (Melanie) Fox of Montana; grandchildren: Dawn Walker, Carrie Bolshakoff, Chris Walker, Erin Shonerd, Valorie Dore, Paul Fox, and Shelli Lindgrin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Priscilla Fox; and brothers, Ronald and George.
Linus Burg, 81, Lake Henry
Linus H. Burg, 81, of Lake Henry, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Reverend Glenn Krystosek officiated. Burial was in the Parish Cemetery with military honors.
Linus was born on Aug. 28, 1936, in St. Martin, to Edward and Mary (Mohs) Burg.
He served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Linus married Kathleen Meyer on Sept. 7, 1959, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Lake Henry.
He was a farmer and also grated the roads for Lake Henry Township for 33 years.
He was a member of St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Catholic United Financial, St. Joseph's, St. Margaret's Rosary Society, the Lake Henry American Legion Post #612, and a Lake Henry volunteer fireman.
Linus enjoyed playing cards, trips to the casino, and especially spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathy; children: Dale of St. Cloud, Rick (Marian) of Lake Henry, Lori (Mark) Lieser of Paynesville, Sherry (Randy) Bertram of Spring Hill, and Tami (Jeff) Funk of New Munich; grandchildren: Cody (Megan) Lieser, Grant Lieser, Amanda (Aaron) Thesing, Ashley (fiance Chris) Bertram, Tyler Bertram, Travis Bertram, Logan Funk, Taylor Funk, Eric Sand, and Sam (Tara) Sand; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Hilary (Julie) Burg of Albany, Janette Burg of Richmond, Diane (Rich) Kollman of Mesa, Ariz., Jim (Lynn) Burg of Cold Spring, Linda (Morris) Grossinger of Richmond, Barb Schlangen of Roscoe, Roger (Sherri) Burg of Cold Spring, and Julitta Gill of St. Joseph; and many nieces and nephews.
Linus was preceded in death by his parents; two unborn grandchildren; and sisters and brother: Delores Rolfes, Verena Kuhl, Cyril Burg, and Virginia Shay.
Shirley Solsrud, 52, Lake Henry
Shirley Solsrud, 52, of Lake Henry, passed away on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Oct. 16, at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Lake Henry. Rev. Glenn Krystosek officiated, with co-concelebrant Father Edward Vebelun.
Shirley was born on Sept. 30, 1965, to Raymond and Darleen (Faust) Blonigen in St. Martin.
She graduated from Melrose High School. Afterwards she worked at EyeCraft in St. Cloud and other small jobs around the area.
On April 25, 1992, Shirley married Robert Solsrud. She joined him on his farm near Lake Henry, where she was a loving and caring helpmate.
She loved driving tractor, raising chickens to sell eggs, and motorcycle trips to go sight-seeing. Her pride and joy were her children.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Robert and children, Malone and Maxine of Lake Henry; mother, Darleen Blonigen of St. Martin; sisters: Florence Shefers of Sartell, Nancy (Blaine) Pfeiffer of Sartell, Ann (Jeff) Soderholm of Sartell, Sharon (Chad) Geist of Fargo, N.D.; brother, Wilfred (Judy) Blonigen of St. Martin; paternal uncles and aunts; mother-in-law, Jean (Art) Hopfer of Freeport; brothers-in-law, David Solsrud (Cindy Rodgers) of Hawick and Paul Solsrud (Lecia Babeau) of Big Lake; and 13 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond; father-in-law, Lyle Solsrud; and uncle, Norman Faust.
Marlys Evans, 72, Paynesville
Marlys R. Evans, 72, of Paynesville, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Paynesville Area Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Oct. 6, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Reverend Glenn Krystosek officiated.
Marlys was born on Aug. 4, 1945, in Little Falls, Minn., to Roman and Bernice (Lawrence) Skaj.
She moved to St. Cloud where she lived with her mother and step father, Wallace David.
She graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School in 1963.
Marlys married Ken Evans on March 9, 1964, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. They lived and worked in the St. Cloud area until 1980 when they moved to Paynesville.
They owned and operated Hilltop Restaurant and Stop. She enjoyed the interaction with people who stopped by.
She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.
Marlys is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ken of Paynesville; sons: Jeff (Lori), Shawn (Kelly), and James all of Paynesville; grandchildren: Tanner (Bre) and McKenna; brother, Dennis (Carla) Skaj of Waite Park; and her special dog, Grady.
Marlys is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ken Skaj.
Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer’s Research.
Kay Collins, 74, Coon Rapids
Kay B. Collins, 74, of Coon Rapids and formerly of Paynesville, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Cherrywood South in St. Cloud.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud.
Private interment will take place in the Paynesville cemetery in Paynesville.
Kay was born on Dec. 18, 1942, in Paynesville, to William and Violet (Liestman) Albrecht.
Kay worked as a secretary for the Anoka-Hennepin School District for 22 years.
She enjoyed shopping, traveling, and reading. Kay especially loved the time spent with her family.
Kay is survived by her daughter, Kim Sage of Prior Lake; granddaughters, Samantha and Delaney; and sister, Susie Albrecht of Waite Park.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Betty Pro, 93, of Paynesville
Betty Lou Pro, 93, of Paynesville, died on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Koronis Manor in Paynesville.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Oct. 9, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial was at Paynesville Cemetery in Paynesville.
Betty was born on Feb. 9, 1924, in Paynesville, to Rudolph and Lucinda (Miller) Heitke.
She grew up in Paynesville, where she attended elementary school and graduated from Paynesville High School.
After high school, Betty went to beauty college in St. Cloud. After she graduated from beauty college, Betty moved to Hollywood, Calif., where she worked for RCA Records.
While in Hollywood, Betty met and fell in love with Robert Pro. They were married in 1947, in Hollywood. This union was blessed with a son.
Bob worked as a radio announcer and the family moved frequently because of his job.
In 1959, Betty and Bob settled down in Bemidji. Betty volunteered at the library there, and was a Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church, where she was a member. They later moved back to Paynesville, where they retired.
Betty was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, reading (especially Edgar Casey novels), playing the piano, sewing, and visiting relatives.
Marcella Frank, 87, Paynesville
Marcella Mathilda Frank, 87, of Paynesville, died on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Koronis Manor in Paynesville.
Her memorial service was held on Friday, Oct. 6, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. A private family burial was held at Paynesville Cemetery.
Marcella was born to Otto and Alvina (Baumann) Herzberg on March 22, 1930, on her family farm near Paynesville.
She grew up on her farm and attended the Brown Country School and graduated from Paynesville High School.
On Sept. 22, 1950, Marcella was united in marriage to Vern Frank in Paynesville. This union was blessed with three daughters and a son. The family made their home in Paynesville, where Marcella worked for Young's Bakery. She worked there for 35 years before her retirement.
On Sept. 16, 2011, Vern passed away. They shared 60 years of marriage before his death.
Marcella was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was active in the ladies' circles and flower committee.
Marcella enjoyed embroidery, puzzles, and flower gardening. She was a wonderful homemaker and loved all the time she was able to share with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children: Janet (Chuck) Lauer of Cold Spring; Karen (Bob) Scheierl of Grand Rapids; Arlene (Joe) Neuman of Eden Valley; and Allan (Pam) Frank of Brighton, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She is also survived by her siblings, Evie Smith and Art Herzberg; and many nieces and nephews.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vern; granddaughter, Jodi; ten brothers; and two sisters.
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