Heather Sue Henderson, 27, of Duluth and formerly of Paynesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at her residence in Duluth.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at Peace Church in Duluth.
A second memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. Nordland Lutheran Church, rural Paynesville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. There will be no visitation at the church.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at St. Anne's Catholic church, Kimball, with Rev. Frank Tomasiewicz officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anne's Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel in Kimball.
The Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brooklyn Center. Interment was held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at St. Peter's Cemetery in Eden Valley.
He was born on Aug. 27, 1922, in Paynesville. He and his wife, Margaret (O'Brien), were married for 54 years.
He was a member of the VFW Post #217, the American Legion #455, and St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; brother, Floyd Hurd; sister, Mildred McDonagh; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Hurd; sister, Irene Pearson.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m., at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Burnside Cemetery in Red Wing.
Paul was born on July 2,1921, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Paul J. and May Shipley Embretson. He graduated from North Branch, Minn., High School, St. Olaf College, and the University of Minnesota.
He met Nita Crandall at St. Olaf and they were married at the First Methodist Church of South St. Paul on Oct. 29, 1943. They lived in Minneapolis, Maynard, and Hastings.
After graduation from St. Olaf, he attended midshipman school at Northwestern University on the Chicago campus. After graduation he spent two and a half years in the Navy Amphibious force on an L.S.T. in the South Pacific.
Upon returning to civilian life, he started teaching and coaching in Maynard, Minn. He completed his professional career in Hastings as director of athletics and community education.
Upon retirement in 1981, Paul and Nita made their new home in Paynesville, where he was very much involved in the planning and construction of the Paynesville Senior Center. He also served on the Paynesville Historical Society Board and served several years on the Paynesville Lutheran Church council.
He enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, weaving, and watching his grandchildren in athletic and music events.
Paul is survived by his daughter, Gael (John) Ellis of Minneapolis; sons, Paul C. of West St. Paul, Mark (Lorraine) of Brainerd, and Kim (Deborah) of Willmar; and six grandchildren.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Nita; infant son, John; parents; and daughter-in-law, Carol.
Clara was born Aug. 4, 1910, in Eden Valley to Charles and Rose (Belmont) Nistler. She married John N. "Jack" Binsfeld on Nov. 5, 1935, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. She was a homemaker and lived in Eden Valley all her life. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Assumption Christian Mothers, Daughters of Isabella, and Eden Valley Senior Citizens.
Survivors include her husband, John N. of Eden Valley; children, Harold (Jan) Binsfeld of Paynesville, John C. "Bud" (Vicki) Binsfeld of Eden Valley, and Arlene Binsfeld of Minneapolis; siblings, Alma Fink of Eden Valley and Arthur Nistler of Seattle, Wash.; and ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Sr. Rosula Nistler, O.S.B. and Rose Kunkel; and brothers, Henry, Frank, Jerry, Martin, Albert, Alfred, Ray, Ted, and Clarence Nistler.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Paynesville, with the Rev. Sandy Holberg officiating. Interment was held in the Paynesville Cemetery.
James Darby Gale was born April 8, 1918, in Paynesville. He was the son of Edward and Ida (Langrud) Gale. James grew up in Paynesville and St. Cloud. In 1934, he graduated from Paynesville High School. In 1939, he was married to Mathilda "Tillie" Albrecht in Paynesville. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. Since 1935, James owned and operated Gale Signs. Throughout the years, he made many neon signs for businesses all over the state as well as the Paynesville area, including the Koronis Theatre sign in Paynesville. He was still operating his business on a part-time basis at the time of his death.
James was a man who loved the outdoors. For several years he raised mink. He was an active trapper, hunter, and fisherman. He also was an artist and painted many pictures. For the past 30 years, James lived in the Willmar area. He enjoyed bowling and spending time with his grandchildren.
James was a member of the St. Stephens Episcopal Church and the Minnesota Trappers Association.
James is survived by his sons, Bill of Paynesville, Stan (Karlene) of Grand Rapids, and Randy (Roxanne) of Hawick; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Laura (Jack) Frost of San Antonio, Texas, and Dorothy Tinglov of Puyallup, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eva Anderson; brother, Jerry; and grandson, James Gale.
Funeral Services were at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud. The Rev. Peter Snyers officiated. Burial took place in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.
Aurelia was born June 15, 1910, in New Munich, Minn., to Christ and Susan (Pung) Braun. She married John J. Bierschbach on June 30, 1943, in Forest Lake, Minn. She was employed at Enga's Cafe in St. Cloud for many years. She was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church, Rosary Sodality, and VFW Post 428 Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Paul) Thelen of St. Cloud; sons, Eugene (Mary) of Clearwater and Ronald of St. Cloud; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Edith Braun of St. Cloud, Norbert Braun of Lake Placid, Florida, Millie Wazlawik of St. Paul, Thecla Narcisse of St. Paul, Hilda Fochs of Sacramento, Calif., Wilfred "Bill" Braun of Paynesville, Olivia Fawcett of Arizona, and Gerald Braun of Regal.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband John (1969); brothers, Henry and Leander Braun; and infant sister, Marcella Braun.
The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Hawick United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ruth Lovejoy officiating. Interment was held in the Roseville Cemetery near Hawick.
Robert Leon Carlson was born Oct. 21, 1931, in Minneapolis. He was the son of Myrtle (Clark) and Odin Trom. Robert grew up in Minneapolis as well as the New London and Hawick areas.
On Aug. 1, 1952, Robert was married to June Gross in Minneapolis. Following their marriage, they lived in Minneapolis. During the Korean War, Robert served his country in the U.S. Air Force. In 1968, they moved to Coon Rapids. In 1977, they moved to Kimball, and in 1983, they moved to the Eden Valley area, where they have lived since. For more than 20 years, Robert was a heavy equipment operator for Klaster-Madsen Construction. He also worked for NSP on a power line special unit for several years. He was a member of the Coon Rapids American Legion.
Robert enjoyed working outdoors and he was gifted with his hands. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Robert was an excellent carpenter, and he enjoyed working with wood. His family was very important to him.
Robert is survived by his wife, June of Eden Valley; sons, Robert of Minneapolis, Gene of Eden Valley, and Blake of Litchfield; daughters, Dawn (Paul) Perez of Coon Rapids, Susan Carlson of Minneapolis, Colleen Smetak of Caspian, Mich., Roxanne Carlson of Kimball, and Shelly (Ken) Quast of Hutchinson; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy (Don) Donner of Wisconsin; three step-sisters, Mary (Del) Harris of Minneapolis, Jean (Ben) Laitinen of Maple Grove, and Marcella (Doug) Blomberg of South Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Brian; two grandchildren, Robin Michael Carlson and Vanessa Kay Nystrom; and stepbrother, Bud.
The funeral Mass was held on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Dinuba.
Cremation services at Miller Memorial in Visalia, Calif., were held on Aug. 24.
Joan was born in Paynesville to Lloyd (Joe) and Peggy (Bennett) Haines. She was a beautician in the St. Cloud area for many years before moving to California. She was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Dinuba.
Surivors include her daughter, Karen Beresford (Frank Reyes) of Dinuba; one granddaughter; two grandsons; sister, Shirley Barthelemy of Sauk Rapids; and brother, Larry Haines of Duluth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Diane Beresford; and infant brother, Bruce Haines.
The funeral took place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. The Rev. Richard Leisen officiated. Burial took place in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville.
Dianne was born July 9, 1944, in rural Paynesville to Earl and Olivia (Dingman) Schmidt. She lived with her parents in the Paynesville area until 1996, when she became a resident of the Koronis Manor. She was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.
Dianne is survived by her brothers and sisters: Donald (Sharon) of Paynesville, Jeanette (Bill) Noyes of Redfield, S.D., Joyce (Gerald) Drange of Grove City, Lawrence of Paynesville, Eugene (Sharon) of Paynesville, Thomas (Carole) of Forest Lake, and James (Betty) of Paynesville.
Preceding her in death were her parents and sister, Delores Schmidt.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. The Rev. Virgil Braun officiated and burial was in the parish cemetery.
Genevieve was born Oct. 22, 1901, in Cologne, Minn. to Henry & Martha (Wriser) Tholen.
She married Peter Donnay on May 23, 1922, in Cologne. They moved to a farm near Eden Valley in 1931.
She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Assumption Christian Mothers, Sts. Joseph and Mary Catholic Aid Council, and Eden Valley Senior Citizens.
Survivors include her foster son and daughter-in-law, LeRoy (Jeanette) Smoley of Eden Valley; brother and sister-in-law, Albert (Audrey) Tholen of Chaska; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter in February 1981; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lambert (Adeline) Tholen, Henry (Mabel) Tholen, and Clarence Tholen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances (George) Reisgraff, Clara (Andy) Seigle, and Margaret (Ray) Blissenback; and granddaughter, Debbie Smoley.
The funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, at the Zion Lutheran Church in rural Hawick, with the Rev. Janeva Stromberg officiating.
Interment was held in the church cemetery.
Erling was born July 7, 1917, in Union Grove Township near Paynesville. He was the son of Jacob and Kari (Aasen) Michaelson. Erling grew up on the family farm in Union Grove Township and attended school at District 19. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church.
He farmed most of his life in Union Grove and Irving Townships near Paynesville. He retired in 1992. During World War II, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he enjoyed singing and served as a deacon. He has been a resident of the Good Samaritan Care Center for the past two years.
Erling is survived by his nieces, Judy Hanson of Bloomington, Audrey (Rod) Angstman of Moorhead, Margaret (Bob) Edwards of Alaska, and Alice Kopang of Fargo; nephew, Kenneth Olson of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and cousin, Elmer Ansen of Erskine.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; brother, Martin; one step-sister; and two step-brothers.
Father Felix Fasching
The Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island, with Bishop Raymond Lucker officiating.
Burial was at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted, Minn.
Father Fasching was born July 23, 1919, on the family farm at Winsted to Frank W. and Anna (Keintz) Fasching. He was baptized by Father Rinke, and his godparents were Frank and Rose Kieser. He received the sacrament of confirmation at Holy Trinity Grade School. He attended Holy Trinity High School at Winsted from 1934 to 1937 and entered Nazareth Hall Preparatory Seminary from where he graduated in June 1940. He entered St. Paul Seminary in 1940 where he completed his philosophical and theological course. He was ordained on Aug. 18, 1945, at the Cathedral in St. Paul by His Excellency, The Most Reverend John Gregory Murray, D.D., Archbishop of St. Paul. Chaplain to Father Fasching on the day of ordination was The Rev. Andrew J. Rinke, a former pastor of Holy Trinity Church at Winsted.
He served starting in 1945 at St. Mary of the Lake in White Bear Lake; 1948 at St. Bernard in Cologne; 1950 at St. Mary's Hospital in Minneapolis; 1950 at St. Mary's in Bird Island; 1955 at St. Andrew's in Fairfax; 1966 at St. Mary's in Bird Island; 1980 at Our Lady of the Lakes in Spicer and St. Anthony's in Regal; and he retired to Bird Island in June 1999.
Father Fasching enjoyed fishing, gardening, and fixing things. He loved children and will be remembered for his quick wit and wonderful story telling.
Father Fasching is survived by three brothers, Bernard (Dorothy) of Bloomington, Leander (Zoa) of Winsted, and Marinus (Eileen) of Cologne; sister, Margaret Chap of Silver Lake; sisters-in-law, Therese Fasching of Winsted, Betty Fasching of California, and Derolla Fasching of Winsted; and 21 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, William, Edwin, Alois, and Leo.