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Jackie Scheel, 61, Fargo, N.D.
Jackie Dee Scheel (Provost), 61, of West Fargo, N.D., passed away after a courageous battle with kidney cancer, in her home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Born Sept. 4, 1962, she grew up in Anoka, Annandale, and Paynesville, Minn. After graduation from Paynesville High School, Class of 1981, she attended cosmetology school in St. Cloud, Minn. She worked at various hair salons around the Twin Cities area until moving to Belgrade, Minn., in 2003, where she proudly owned "Jackie Dee's Hair Design" for several years. In 2016, she 'hung' up her hairdressing tools and moved to West Fargo, N.D., to be closer to her two daughters. Jackie loved spending time with family, playing with her grandson, time at the lake, playing cards, and making crafts. A celebration of life will be held at Sportsman's Den in Lake Henry, Minn., on Saturday, July 27, 2024. A short ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Jackie is survived by daughters Jessica (Mikeal) Helgerson and Leah Provost; mother Larraine (Richard) Anderson; sisters Jody (Craig) Hemmesch and Julie (Gary) Dosdall; brothers Jim (Char) Provost and Jeff (Sheila) Provost; grandson Haaken Helgerson; and several nieces and nephews.

Lillian Mayer, 93, St. Cloud

Lillian Rose "Lil" Mayer, 93, of St. Cloud and formerly of Paynesville passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday, July 6, 2024. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2024, at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. A private entombment will take place at the St. Louis Parish Mausoleum in Paynesville. Lil was born on March 21, 1931, in Rockville, Minn., to Lawrence and Olga (Mumm) Mayer. She married Louis J. Mayer on Oct. 14, 1950, in Paynesville. Lil worked for the school system for many years, having multiple roles and enjoyed her time working at Ben Franklin. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville. Lil enjoyed gardening, sewing, traveling with Louis, cooking, and baking. She, above all, treasured the time spent with her family. Lil is survived by her children, Karen (Dwight) Skillings, Diane Mayer, Brenda Mayer, and Daryl (Di) Mayer; grandchildren, Missy (Jason), DJ, and Chelsea; great-grandson, Riley; siblings, Gin Dahl, Donna Little, Dorothy (Ken) Thies, and Delroy (Lee) Mayer; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis in 2023; grandsons, Brandon and Justin; and five brothers and sisters.

Jeffery Buermann, 66, Paynesville

Private services will be held for Jeffery J. Buermann, 66, of Paynesville, who passed away at home on Thursday, June 27, 2024. Jeffery was born on April 22, 1958, in St. Cloud to Robert and Dorothy (Eickhoff) Buermann. He graduated from Paynesville High School and lived in the Paynesville area all his life. Jeff worked in bridge construction, masonry, drywall, for Cold Spring Granite for many years and, lastly, for Anderson Building Movers. Jeff enjoyed raising German Shepherds and training them in German. He will be remembered for his love of gardening and always having a joke to tell. He is survived by his siblings, Mary Lahr (Dan Scepaniak) of Cold Spring and Richard (Karen) Buermann of Paynesville; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Buermann of Paynesville; his beloved German Shepherds; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Jim, Carol, and Gerald Buermann; and his nephew, Christopher Buermann.

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