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Harold Manz, 91, Paynesville
Harold Manz, 91, of Paynesville died on Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Koronis Manor.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will take place in the Grove Cemetery.

Harold was born on Nov. 24, 1915, in Paynesville to Edwin and Elsie (Hein) Manz. He graduated from Paynesville High School.

He married Joyce Glenz on Sept. 17, 1941, at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Paynesville. Their union lasted until her death in 1996.

They farmed on the north side of Paynesville. Harold also worked in insurance sales and management for over 20 years.

Harold is survived by his children, Woody (Linda) Manz; Burton (Deborah) Manz; and Bev (Curt) Kopitzke, all of Paynesville; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce; two grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Fiscus; and an infant sister.

Myrtle Schoenherr, 87, Sauk Rapids
Myrtle Schoenherr, 87, of Sauk Rapids died on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the Paynesville Cemetery.

Myrtle was born on May 14, 1920, in Union Grove Township to Edward and Hulda Kesselring. She attended country school.

On April 24, 1941, she was joined in marriage to John Schoenherr. Six sons and one daughter were born to this union.

Her survivors include her children, Lowell (Carolyn) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Duane (Gloria) of Sauk Rapids, Ewald of Corpus Christi, Texas, Harlan (Kathy) of Paynesville, Ruth (Russ) Larsen of St. Cloud, and Raymond (Kelly) of Chaska; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; son Wesley; brother Kenneth; and sister Idella Manson.

Jeanette Holt, 77, Monticello
Jeanette Holt, 77, of Monticello died on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Monticello-Big Lake Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Maple Lake on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Burial was in the Maple Lake Community Cemetery.

Jeanette was born on June 25, 1930, in Paynesville to Eddie H.M. and Clara Louise (Dalhaug) Johnson. She married James Holt on April 1, 1950, in Paynesville.

They lived in Coon Rapids, Maple Lake, and Monticello. Jeanette worked as a bookkeeper for Thermo Serv and Zeiss Companies.

She is survived by her husband Jim of Monticello; children; Sharon (William) Ehrlichmann of Minneapolis, Diane (Abner) Henkel of Sheboygan, Wis., Karen (Kristopher) Knudsen of Isanti, Noreen (Donald) Carlson of Ham Lake, Paula Holt of Big Lake; sister, Dorothy Martinson of Paynesville; brother, Donald (Leayn) Johnson of Huntington Beach, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Carol Otteson and Harriet Iverson.

Dale Liestman, 83, Paynesville
Dale Liestman, 83, of Paynesville died on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Birchwood Hospice in Litchfield.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Paynesville. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with full military honors.

Dale was born April 4, 1924, in Paynesville Township to Herman and Emma (Schultz) Liestman.

He married Marion Johnson on April 16, 1946, in Belgrade, Minn. In 1952, they moved to Watertown where he worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation from April 1952 until July 1984 when he retired.

They moved to Paynesville in 1998.

Dale is survived by his wife, Marion of Paynesville; daughter, Brenda (Charles) Colegrove of Armstrong, Iowa; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister Nolene Stanger of Paynesville.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers, Donald and Vernon; and sisters, Gladys Hurd and Violet Albrecht.

Marina Bertram, 87, Paynesville
Marina Bertram, 87, died on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Paynesville Area Hospital.

Funeral services were held at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville on Friday. Burial was in the St. Louis Catholic Church Cemetery.

Marina was born on April 12, 1920, in Freeport to Theodore and Theresa Meyer.

She married Peter Bertram on Sept. 25, 1945. Marina and Peter farmed in the Spring Hill area from 1945 to 1972 and then moved to Paynesville.

She worked as a nursing assistant at both the Melrose and Paynesville hospitals and also worked for a time at a local café in Paynesville.

She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and Christian Women.

Marina is survived by her children, Duane (Irene) of Spring Hill, Danny (Doris) of Richmond, Jerry (Ruth) of Sauk Centre, Harry (Dorie) of Cold Spring, and Deb (Mark) Torborg of Mt. Joy, Pa.; brothers Roman and Rich Meyer; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Raymond Anderson, 87 , LaCrosse
Raymond Anderson, 87, of LaCrosse Wis., died on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Hillview Nursing Home in LaCrosse, after a battle with cancer.

Raymond was born on April 15, 1920, in Harrison Township to Frederick and Gina (Everson) Anderson. Raymond grew up in the upper midwest.

On Aug. 16, 1950, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Jean Haagenson in Minneapolis. They made their home in Minneapolis for many years.

In 1960, he and Phyllis moved back to rural Paynesville where they farmed and he worked construction until his retirement. They moved to Paynesville in 1997.

Raymond was a member of Nordland Lutheran Church and a member of the local Carpenters Union for over 50 years.

Ray moved to Boscobel, Wis., in 2004 after his wife's death.

He is survived by his children, Ronald (Sandra) of Blue River, Wis., Randy (Valerie) of Lakeville, Linda (Wayne) Aspenson of Wauzeka, Wis.; brothers, John (Mina) and Kenneth (Beverly); sisters, Alice (Donald) Wirth, Glennis Shute, Frances (John) Blick, and Phyllis Simonton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis; and brothers Melvin, Marvin, Frederick, and Robert.

Theodore Voss, 64, San Diego, Calif.
Theodore Voss, 64, of San Diego died on Sunday, Aug. 26, after a short illness.

A service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Nisswa American Legion with interment at Nisswa Cemetery.

Ted was born on Dec., 7, 1943, in Buckman, Minn., to Arthur and Anna Voss of Nisswa. He was the seventh of 11 children. He attended school in Brainerd and served in the U.S. Army.

Ted lived in Paynesville for three years where he operated a paint and appliance store. He was a plumbing contractor in Anchorage and San Diego, where he settled.

He is survived by his siblings, John (Geri), Doris (Dave) Galvin, Joe (Sue) of Paynesville, Sally (Don) King, Fred (Janice), Don (Grace), Rita Hulcy, Bob (Janet), Barbara (Ken) Bergwell, and Mary (Dave) Smith; his children, Mark, Carol, Heidi, Kevin, and Brian; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Larry Madden, 84, Paynesville
Lawrence A. Madden, 84, of Paynesville died on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at the Church of Our Lady in Manannah. Msgr. Francis Garvey will officiate. Burial will be at Old Eden Lake Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church in Manannah. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday night at the church.

His survivors include his son, Doug of Robbinsdale; one granddaughter; and brothers, Joseph (Dolores) of Kimball and Gene (Rosie) of Canoga Park, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna; brothers, Edward, Nicholas, and James; and sisters, Betty Madden, Margaret Mortvedt, and Marie Stone.

Harold Schaefers, 95, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Harold (Harry) G. Schaefers, 95, passed away in Naples, Fla., on Thursday, Sept. 6.

Memorial services will be held in Florida and in Streator, Ill. In lieu of flowers, Harry prefers to have memorials sent to the Harold G. and Clarence Schaefers Scholarship Fund at St. Benedict¹s College, 37 S. College Avenue, St. Joseph, MN 56374-2099.

Harry was born on June 17, 1912, on a farm near Roscoe, Minn., to John and Lillian (Kost) Schaefers, the eldest of 5 boys.

He is preceded in death by his wife Winifred; his parents; and his four brothers (Clarence, Elvin, Jerome and Earl).

He is survived by two nephews;two nieces; two sister-in-laws; and many friends.

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