September 2003 Obituaries - Paynesville Press, Paynesville, Minnesota
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from The Paynesville Press
September 2003

Johnson Funeral Home William Kellogg
William Charles "Bill" Kellogg, 74, died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Three Links Care in Northfield, Minn.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. at Michaelson Funeral Home, 1930 Austin Rd., Owatonna, Minn. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Michaelson Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 1-2 p.m.

Bill was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on Oct. 15, 1928. He graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis in 1946, where he was a member of the football and hockey teams. He attended Macalaster College in 1948. He was activated for duty when the Korean Conflict broke out and served in combat, rising to the rank of first sergeant.

He married Dorothy "Mitzi" Lawler on Jan. 5, 1952, in Stillwater, Minn.

Bill was president of the Minnetonka Youth Hockey (1968-70), and formed Paynesville's youth hockey after moving to Paynesville in 1971.

Another portion of his life can be seen at the Paynesville Historical Society, where he donated his extensive American Indian collection.MO< Bill is survived by three daughters, Susan (David) Toren of Chicago, Ill., Barbara (Joe Meisen-helder) Bowers of Farmington, Minn.; and Janet (Larry) Nacey of Owatonna; a son Michael (Dorothy) Kellogg of Grand Forks, N.D.; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Frances Armstrong and Priscilla Richard-son.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mitzi; his father, Edward Kellogg; and his mother, Margaret Lenau.

Andrew Schmitz
Andrew Schmitz Andrew "Andy" N. Schmitz, 21, of St. Martin, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, and from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the St. Martin Parish Center in St. Martin. The St. Joseph Society will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and parish prayers will be at 8 p.m.

Andy was born in Paynesville to Math and Linda (Willenbring) Schmitz. He attended Paynesville Area High School and was a member of the St. Martin Catholic Church.

Andy is survived by his father, Math and stepmother, Irene; brothers and sisters, John (Debbie) of Willmar, Carl (Gail) of St. Martin, Lisa of Maple Grove, Susan (Roger) Meyer of Spring Hill, JoAnn (David) Meyer of Lake Henry, Kenny of St. Martin, and Margaret of Melrose; stepbrothers and sisters, Wally (Maureen), Leslie (Brenda), and Larry (Michelle) Thompson, Sandra (Don) Westaby, Linda (Greg) Mueller, and Peggy (Chris) Spanier; grandfather, Irmund Willenbring of Richmond; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda; grandparents, George and Mathilda Schmitz and Amanda Willenbring.

Brandon Hoppe
Brandon Hoppe Brandon J. Hoppe, 19, of Paynesville, died on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at the Albany Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be on Monday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Reverend Richard Leisen will officiate. Burial will be in St. Louis Parish Cemetery in Paynesville.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. Parish prayers will be at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home in Paynesville.

Brandon was born on Sept. 19, 1983, in Paynesville, to Allan and Lucy (Gottwald) Hoppe. He was a 2003 graduate of Paynesville Area High School.

Brandon was a member of St. Louis Parish. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially farming and fishing.

Brandon is survived by his mother, Lucy; his father, Allan and his wife Linda; brothers and sister, Shawn, Corey, Dustin, and Maggie; grandparents, Phil and Margot Gottwald, all of Paynesville; a grandmother, Lorraine Hoppe of New Munich; and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Benedict Hoppe.

Ludwina Winter
Ludwina Winter Ludwina C. Winter, 85, of Spring Hill, died on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Rev. Leo Leisen and Rev. Eberhard Schefers will concelebrate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

Friends may call on Thursday between 4-9 p.m. at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and on Friday one hour prior to services at the church. St. Mary's Mission Group and the Christian Mothers will pray at 7 p.m. followed by the Parish Prayers at 8 p.m.

Ludwina was born May 31, 1918, in Farming to Gerhard and Barbara (Schaefer) Ramler. She married Ervin C. Winter on Sept. 30, 1941, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Farming. She farmed near Spring Hill most of her married life.

She was a member of St. Mary's Mission Group, Christian Mothers, and St. Michael's Catholic Church of Spring Hill. Ludwina is survived by her husband, Ervin; children, Michael (Sharon) Winter of Roscoe, Adeline (Bill) Boucher of Rockville, Mary (Butch) Kotz of Belgrade, Ruth (Steve) Larson of Litchville, N.D., Dan (Terri) Winter of Spring Hill, Tim Winter of Minneapolis, and Bill Winter of Tracy, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Josephine Beagles of Seattle, Wash.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rita Winter; one son, Joseph Winter; one brother, Peter Ramler; and one sister, Sophie Prokosch.

Darlene Dengerud
Darlene Dengerud Darlene Mae Dengerud, 64, of Paynesville, died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, in St. Cloud, following a courageous battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Rev. David Nelson and Rev. Jeff Bergman will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Paynesville Cemetery.

There will be no visitation. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

Darlene was born April 24, 1939, in Appleton, the daughter of Albert and Anna Karena (Hegg) DeBuhr. She grew up on the family farm near Correl and at a young age moved with her family to New London, where she attended school.

On Nov. 4, 1956, she married Roger Dengerud in New London. Following their marriage, Roger and Darlene lived in various cities, including Minneapolis, Grand Forks, N.D., and Spicer for 13 years. In 1979, they moved to Paynesville where they owned and operated the Rest Haven Motel. In 1992, she retired and worked part time at various places in Paynesville. Since then, they have enjoyed wintering in Texas.

Darlene was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church and the Paynesville American Legion Post #271 Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, traveling, flowers, and mowing her lawn.

Darlene is survived by her husband, Roger of Paynesville; son, Jerry (Mary) of Hanska; daughters, Deb (Mike) Jones of Farmington, Julie Nacey of Eden Valley, and Linda (Wayne) Johnson of Rice; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and brothers, Vernon (Yvonne) DeBuhr of Milton, Iowa, and Roger (Ruth) DeBuhr of Primrose, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Hubert Ehresmann
Hubert Ehresmann Hubert J. "Hub" Ehresmann, 83, of Sauk Rapids, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at the St. Cloud Hospital of cancer complications.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Reverend Geoffrey Fecht, OSB will officiate. Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.

Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, and after 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish Prayers will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home followed by the Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254 at 6:15 p.m., Eagles Aerie 622 at 6:30 p.m., and the Catholic Order of Foresters of Richmond at 7 p.m.

Hubert was born Jan. 8, 1920, in St. Martin, Minn., to Peter and Anna (Buermann) Ehresmann. He married Velma Schneider on Jan. 31, 1945, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Richmond and they lived in St. Cloud until moving to Minden Township, Benton County, in 1956.

He worked for 22 years as an auto mechanic at Tenvoorde Ford while operating a dairy farm with Velma until his retirement in 1982. After Velma's death in 1993, he married Leona Mischke in 1995 and they lived in Sauk Rapids.

Hub was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Catholic Order of Foresters of Richmond, Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254, Eagles Aerie 622, Crosier Apostolate, and was a proud veteran of WWII.

He is survived by his wife Leona, children: Duane (Sandy) and Dale (Sharon) of Plymouth, Ron (Pam) of Maple Grove, Steve (Sue) of Corcoran, Doris (Carl) Nivala of Ham Lake, Rose (Chuck) Theisen of Spokane, Wash., and Renee (Mike) Anderson of Woodbury; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Shirley (Jim) Bromenschenkel of Briggs Lake, Karen (Ray) Bromenschenkel of Sauk Rapids, and Randy Mischke and Debbie (Paul) Chadwick of St. Petersburg, Florida; a brother, Greg; and sisters, Lillian, Lucille, Marie, Eileen, Anna Mae, and Hildegard.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Velma; daughter, Lisa; a granddaughter; four brothers; and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Peter Ehresmann, Paul Ehresmann, Kari Nivala, Michael Ehresmann, Matt Theisen, Tara Anderson, and Brett Ehresmann.

James Welle
James Welle James "Jim" M. Welle, 68, of Spring Hill, died on Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at the Melrose Area Hospital in Melrose.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. Rev. Leo Leisen officiated. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Jim was born on Aug. 20, 1935, in Sauk Centre, Minn., to Henry and Ermalinda "Erma" (Meyer) Welle. He was united in marriage to Bernice Stalberger on Sept. 2, 1957, at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. He farmed in Spring Hill until retiring in 1991.

Jim was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church, St. Michael's Catholic Aid Society, St. Michael's Men's Society, Catholic Order of Foresters of New Munich, Greenwald Lions, and the Melrose Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, driving tractor, watching the Spring Hill Chargers, and being around his friends and family.

Jim is survived by his wife, Bernice Welle; children, Sharon (Jim "Gibby") Schoenberg, Tom (fiancée, Cindy Olson) Welle, Jim "Chico" (Kathy) Welle, Jr., Pat (Barb) Welle, Tina (Pete) Luke, Lisa (Scott) Rutten and Peter (special friend, Katie Miller) Welle; brothers and sisters, Alvin "Al" (Lillian) Welle, Vernon (Genny) Welle, Marlene (Gerald) Lieser, Carol (Jerome) Pelkey, Alice (Herb) Peters, JoAnn (Art) Middendorf, Hank (Ann) Welle, and David (Marilyn) Welle; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Chuckie Welle.

Casket bearers were Amy Orbeck, Lynn Schoenberg, Mike Schoen-berg, Samantha Rutten, Adam Welle, Doug Welle, Cindy Anderson, and Kathy LeClaire. Travis Welle served as cross bearer and the scripture bearer was Diane Gillingham.

Honorary bearers were Joey Athmann, Cyril Winter, John Schwagel, Ray Welle, Duane Bertram, Tom Wuertz, Werner Gruber, Allen Lembeck, Roman Klaphake, Scott Eichers, Art Eichers, Jim Stalboerger, Mike Ludwig, Al Luetmer, Sylvester Klaphake, Aloys "Red" Meyer, Andy Noonan, Donald Welle, and Bob Barten.

Herbert Schmidt
Herbert Schmidt Herbert Juergen Schmidt, 83, of Richmond, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Peace Lutheran Church in Cold Spring.

Herbert was born in Lubeck, Germany, and grew up in Pernaue, Estonia. He immigrated to Minnesota with his family in 1956. They were sponsored by the Lloyd Peterson family and the American Lutheran Church. He became an American citizen in 1997.

The Schmidts, along with Dr. Rudolph and Gisela Mueller, purchased a farm on the Sauk River in Richmond in 1959 and continued to farm there.

He is survived by his wife, Ingeborg; children, Beate, Andrea and HJ; and five grandchildren.

June Roberg
June Marie Roberg, 84, of Kenosha, Wis., died on Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2003, in Kenosha.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, at Woodland Lutheran Church in Rome, Wis.

June was born June 5, 1919, at St. Mary's Hospital in Minneapolis, to George and Florence Pitts. She married Larry "Clarence" Roberg on Nov. 25, 1937, in New London, Minn.

As a child, June lived in Chicago and Minneapolis and then moved to a farm in the 1920s with her parents. After her marriage, she and Larry ran the family farm and raised turkeys for five years. The family later moved to New Berlin,Wis.

She was employed as a pollster, a bartender and as owner and operator of a yarn shop. June excelled at crafts, especially quilting and knitting, and won state and national championships for her sweaters and afghans.

In June 1976, June and Larry moved to Rome, Wis., which had been their vacation home. She moved to Kenosha, Wis., in November 2001 to live with her daughter Karen and family.

June was a charter member of Woodland Lutheran Church in Rome, helped start the Rome Public Library, and was president of Rome's Senior Citizens' Group. She enjoyed bowling and golfing.

June is survived by five children, Diane (Chuck) Nelson of Nekoosa, Wis., Lyle (Marti) Roberg of Waukesha, Wis., Karen (Jim) Kinsman of Kenosha, Roger (Pat) Roberg of West Allis, Wis., and Wendy (Randy) Podolsky of Lincolnshire, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Barb (Chris) Kasperzak of Waukesha, Wis., George (Kathy) Pitts of Andover, Minn., and Ruth (Ron) Hanson of Hawick.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Larry, on Feb. 9, 1979.

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