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Obituaries 2009

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December 2009

LLawrence T. DIngmannawrence T. DIngmann, age 80
Richmond
October 15, 1929 – December 29, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Lawrence T. Dingmann, age 80, who died Tuesday surrounded by his family in the Paynesville Area Hospital. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond.  Parish Prayers will be a 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Catholic Aid Association, Knights of Columbus and Richmond American Legion.  

Lawrence was born in Farming to the late John Henry and Angela (Koetter) Dingmann. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Holthaus on August 26, 1953 in St. Catherine’s Church, Farming.  After their marriage, the couple moved to Richmond to start their family.  He served in the Korean Conflict from 1954–1956.  Lawrence worked at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in St. Cloud for 33 years and as a bus driver with the Richmond Bus Service for many years before retiring.  He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish where he served as a communion minister and usher for many years, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Aid Association and the Richmond American Legion.  Lawrence enjoyed spending time with family, crossword puzzles, John Deere tractors, driving bus and mowing the lawn. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Betty; children, Marvin (Audrey) of Avon, Patti (Tucker) Plantenberg and Gordon (Bonnie) of Richmond, Mark (Kathy) of Paynesville, Jean Sauer of Cold Spring, Joan (Brian) Linn of Watkins, Rhonda, Loren(Donna) of Richmond; 16 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Ambrose (Florence) of Elrosa, Theresa Lieser of Paynesville, Martha Mehr of Albany; sister-in-law, Betty Wittes of St. Cloud; brother-in-law, Roman Theis of St. Paul.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon; son-in-law, Loran Sauer; brothers, Alphonse, Clemens, Leonard and Gregor; sisters, S. Wahlberga, OSB, S.Angella, OSB, Emma Olmscheid and Barbara Theis. 

Romuald H. EhresmannRomuald H. Ehresmann, age 88
St. Martin
March 24, 1921 – December 29, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Romuald H. Ehresmann, age 88, who died Tuesday at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Burial will be in the St. Martin Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the St. Martin Parish Hall.  Parish Prayers will be prayed at 7 p.m. followed by a rosary with the St. Martin’s Lions, St. Joseph and St. Benedict’s Men’s Societies, Catholic Aid Association and the St. Martin Fire Department Friday evening.  Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Romuald was born in St. Martin, MN to John and Rose (Schaefer) Ehresmann.  He married Lorraine Wuertz on June 26, 1950 in St. Martin Catholic Church.  He was an owner and operator of Mondloch Inc. in St. Martin until his ‘retirement’!  Romuald enjoyed singing as a member of the St. Martin Choir, directing the band, being St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) and taking his wife fishing.  Romuald was never without a story and a smile.  He also worked as a Funeral Directors Assistant with the Wenner Funeral Home.  He was a member of the St. Martin Parish, St. Joseph’s and St. Benedicts Men’s Societies, Catholic Aid Association, Our Lady of Fatima Mission Group, St. Martin Commercial Club, Farming Sportsman’s Club, past Mayor of St. Martin, and a charter member of the St. Martin Fire Department and St. Martin’s Lions.

Survivors include his children, Joan (Clancy) Olmscheid of St. Martin, Mary (Jerry) Schneider of Cold Spring, Tom (Joelle) Ehresmann of St. Martin and Rosie (Bruce) Osendorf of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Jennifer, Curt, Eric, Tricia, Melissa, Jodi, Dana, Ryan, Nicole, Breanna, Kelsey and Shannon; great-grandchildren, Crystal, Chloe, Logan, Hanna, Aiden, Addison, Amelia and Graci; siblings, Juletta (Joe) Spanier, Catherine Tamble, Jerry (Joan) Ehresmann and Dorothy Dold.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine (March 27, 2009); his parents; brother, Donald; and one grandchild.

Richard N. ThomesRichard N. Thomes, age 82
Richmond
March 27, 1927 – December 29, 2009

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Richard N. Thomes, age 82, who died Tuesday surrounded by his family at home. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Minnesota States Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.

Gathering of relatives and friends will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday (TODAY) and from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond.  Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Golden Smiles Senior Citizens.  The Richmond American Legion will pray at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Richard was born in Richmond, MN to Henry and Catherine (Utsch) Thomes. He married Rosalie Backes on May 5, 1956 in St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Farming.  Richard served in the United States Army as a MP from 1949–1953 during the Korean War.  He retired in 1992 from Wiman Plastics where he was a machine operator.  Richard was an avid gardener and Minnesota sports fan.  He enjoyed doing anything outdoors; from raking leaves to mowing lawn.  He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish and the Richmond American Legion where he was past commander from1962-1964.

Survivors include his loving wife, Rosalie; children, Rick (Susan), Tim (Janet), Scott (Kelly) , Cindy (Al) Braegelman, and Patrick; grandchildren, Amber, Nick, Katie Thomes, Michelle, Melissa, Jonathan Kurtz, Marie Thomes, Tia and Kendra Braegelman; siblings, Mary (Henry) Mackedanz, Fran (John) Jamison, Norbert (Carol) Thomes; sisters-in-law, Gert Thomes and Lorraine Thomes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ed, Gregor and Joe; sisters, Vern and Helen.

Memorials are preferred to Albany Area Hospice, Kathy & Marie Ebnet Scholarship Fund @ Albany High School or Sts. Peter & Paul Church Building Fund. 

 

Dorothy M. MolitorDorothy M. Molitor, age 85
Cold Spring
November 26, 1924 – December 28, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Dorothy M. Molitor, age 85, who died Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.  The St. Boniface Christian Women will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Dorothy was born in Chokio, MN to Clem and Dora (Adams) Bachel. She married Alphonse M. Molitor on October 14, 1943 in Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Rockville, MN.  Dorothy liked flowers, riding the golf cart around the farm, her dogs, word puzzles, knick knacks – especially salt and pepper shakers, outdoor lawn ornaments and music.  Visiting with her family and friends, always brought a smile to her face.  She was a member of St. Boniface Parish.

Survivors include her children, Rich (Lucy), Roger, Chuck (Sharon), Darlene Molitor (Glen Vannurden) and Dale (Kimmy); 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphonse (1996); brothers, Donald, David, Robert and Alvin; sister, Helen Lipinski. 

 

Rita SchlangenRita Schlangen, age 80
Cold Spring
May 21, 1929 – December 27, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Rita Schlangen, age 80, who died Sunday at the Assumption Home surrounded by her family. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.  The St. Boniface Christian Women, Catholic Aid Association, Cold Spring American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Rita was born in Pearl Lake, MN to Matt and Theresa (Rausch) Decker.  She married Gregor Schlangen on June 10, 1953.  Rita worked many years at the Side Cafe  and also enjoyed sewing, playing cards, bingo, going to the casino, watching baseball on T.V., gardening, and old time music.  She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Christian Women, Catholic Aid Association, Cold Spring American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries.

Survivors include her children, Josephine (Fred) Klein, Julieann (Steve) Loch, Joyce (Steve) Wuotila, Alvina Slye, Larry, Andrew, Conrad (Roxy Luety), Peter, Clara (Robert) Bruce, Susan (Bob) Svihel, Alice (Scott) Brenny and Marie (John) Gooselaw; 28 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; siblings, Delores Schreifers, Rosie Theis, Genny Schmitz, Barbara Schmitz, Theresa Thomas and twin brother, Richard Decker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregor; son, Mathew; and 7 brothers. 

Catherine SchugCatherine Schug, age 105
Rockville
September 9, 1904 – December 17, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2009 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rockville, MN for Catherine Schug, age 105, who died Thursday at the Assumption Home. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery, Cold Spring.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Monday morning in the Church at Rockville. The Christian Women will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Parish Prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Catherine was born in St. Nicholas, MN to John and Anna (Zimmerman) Schreifels. She married John Schug on September 3, 1929 in St. Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas, MN. Catherine and her husband farmed and she enjoyed flowers, quilting and visiting with family and friends. She was a member of Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish and St. Boniface Christian Women.

Survivors include daughter, Patricia Ann (Donald) Danzl; daughter-in-law, Patricia (tAl) Schug; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Aloyius Anton Schug and Melvin Bernard Schug; siblings, Frances Flaschenriem, Mary Reiter, Ben Schreifels, Steve Schreifels, Anton Schreifels, Mathilda Ashfeld, Theresia Reiter, Hildegard Reiter and Henry Schreifels.

Bernadette “Bernie” (Torborg) SchefersBernadette “Bernie” (Torborg) Schefers, age 94
Richmond
March 26, 1915 – December 12, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Bernadette “Bernie” (Torborg) Schefers, age 94, who died Saturday at the Assumption Nursing Home. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery, Richmond.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Christian Women, Catholic Order of Foresters, Catholic Aid Association and Golden Smiles Senior Citizens on Monday afternoon.

Bernie was born in Mantador, ND to Ernest and Mary (Elenz) Heying. She married Alphonse Torborg on June 26, 1935 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Richmond, Alphonse died on November 4, 1979. Bernie married Sylvester Schefers on May 30, 1981 and he died May 29, 2002. She moved to Minnesota when she was 4 years old. At the age of 16 she worked in the Twin Cities. She later worked as a waitress at the Corner Club and Wenner Hardware Store in Richmond. Bernie’s hobbies included embroidery, quilting, playing cards, setting puzzles and visiting. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Bernie was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Christian Women, Catholic Aid Association and Catholic Order of Foresters.

Survivors include her children, Ron (Mary) of Anaheim, CA, Jack (Doris) of St. Cloud; step-children, Toney (Theresa) Peine of Mount Pleasant, TX, Arlene Schefers of Hawick; 13 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 9 step-great grandchildren; 1 step-great-great-grandchild; sister, Irma Huczck of IL, Gen Linhoff of CA, Dolores “Babe” Schloeder of MN; brothers, Elmer of IA, Paul of MI, and Ernie of NE.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; son, Frederick (2-12-62); sister, Mary Ann Geers; brothers, Sylvester, Ambrose, Leander, Jerome and Gilbert.

Memorials are preferred to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School.

Erma A. DennErma A. Denn, age 81
Cold Spring
July 29, 1928 – December 11, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Ermaline Alvina Denn, age 81, who died at her home on Friday. Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Monday morning in the Narthex of St. Boniface Church. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Christian Women and Catholic Aid Association on Sunday afternoon.

Erma was born in Luxemburg Township, MN to Edward and Catherine (Rausch) Rossman. She married Donald C. Denn on September 22, 1949 in St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Erma worked at WACOSA for 25 years. She enjoyed painting, crocheting, volunteering at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud and her “coffee” friends. Erma was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and will be greatly missed. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Christian Women and Catholic Aid Association.

Survivors include her children, Jodi (Mal) Reiter of St. Cloud, Bonnie (Larry) Jones of Reelsville, IN, Debra (Daniel) Schroeder of Cold Spring, Dayna (Paul) Dreis of Mazomanie, WI, and Charles (Michelle Bieniek) Denn of South Haven; grandchildren, Emma, Charles, and Joseph Dreis, Colton and Victoria Denn; sisters, Marie (+Irwin) Hennen of Morton, Lucille (+Louis) Nies of Coon Rapids, Isabel (Joseph) Krippner of Marty, and Helen (John) Pollard of Mount Vernon, SD.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don (August 14, 2008); parents; siblings, Gilbert (Sally Steil), Bernadine (+Herbert) Hennen, Edwin (+Marie Hommerding), Vernon (Donna Meierhofer), Kathleen (Marvin) Neu and Jeanette (+John) Apman.

Memorials are preferred to St. Boniface grade school or Anna Marie’s Alliance.

November 2009

Allyn DavidshoferAllyn Davidshofer, age 89
Cold Spring
December 18, 1919 – November 30, 2009

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 4, 2009 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN for Allyn Davidshofer, age 89, who died Monday at the Assumption Nursing Home. Burial will be in the Minnesota States Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.

Allyn married Anita Passe 68 years ago. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Allyn operated Mossy Bay Resort in Richmond for 12 years, drove bus, and enjoyed playing cards with friends, gardening, fishing, sports, woodworking, and reading. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish and the Cold Spring American Legion Post #455.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Anita; son, Dave; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and 1 sister.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Gary and Joseph.

Annie M. WalzAnnie M. Walz, Age 90
Rockville
May 10, 1919 - November 27, 2009

 

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Annie M. Walz, age 90, of Rockville will be at 1 pm on Monday, November 30, 2009 at the Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rockville, MN. Annie died on Friday, Nov 27, 2009 at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Her son Rev. Richard R. Walz will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Family and friends may call between 5-9 pm on Sunday and after 12 Noon on Monday at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rockville, MN. The Christian Women will pray the rosary at 6:30 pm on Sunday at the church followed by the parish prayers at 7 pm. Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Annie was born on May 10, 1919 in St. Augusta Township, Stearns County, MN to John P. and Barbara (Schreifels) Kramer. She married Edmund A. Walz on May 7, 1947 in St. Joseph, MN. She loved spending time with family, flowers, crocheting, crafts and garage sales. She will be remembered as a woman of prayer and strong faith.

Survivors include her children: Frederick (Kathleen) of South Haven, Father Richard of Long Prairie, Mathew (Barbara) of Cold Spring, Margaret “Marge” (Dale) Hutchinson of Denver, CO, Paul (Helen), Peter, Benedict, Raphael (Jean) and Charles (Cynthia) all of Rockville, Harold (Pam) of Cold Spring and John of Kimball; 41 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edmund in 1990, brother Alphonse Kramer in 2004 and one great grandchild.
Memorials are preferred.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Joseph Blonski for his exemplary care and to the Assumption Home staff for their compassionate care during her final days.

Bertha H. LuckenBertha H. Lucken, age 100
Richmond
September 28, 1909 – November 20, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Bertha H. Lucken, age 100, who died Friday at the Assumption Nursing Home, Cold Spring. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery, Richmond.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Christian Women and Golden Smiles Senior Citizens.

Bertha was born in Munson Township, MN to Henry and Margaret (Koetter) Willenbring. She married Joseph B. Lucken on October 30, 1928 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Richmond. Bertha enjoyed visiting with her family and knitting. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish and Christian Women.

Survivors include her children, Leo (Bertha A.), John (Virginia), Clara Knettle, Lloyd (Frances), Alois (Florence), Louise (Joseph Schwinghammer), Bertha (Michael Stodola), Jane Nesbitt, Valerie Taylor; 37 grandchildren, multiple great and great-great grandchildren; brothers, Irmund and Lawrence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; children, Marilyn, JoAnne Bauer, Margie, Henry, Bernard, Patricia and Frances; nine brothers and sisters

Memorials are preferred to the Richmond Fire Fighters Relief Association.

Clara M. HubertyClara M. Huberty, age 93
Watkins
February 2, 1916 - November 14, 2009

Clara M. Huberty, 93 of Watkins, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins.? Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:30 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Rev. John Brunner, Rev. Tony Hesse and Rev. Ron Huberty will officiate. Music will be provided by Kathy Pauls. Casket bearers will be Tim Huberty, Dan Huberty, Casey Huberty, Greg Huberty, Andy Nephew, Lauren Nephew and Beth Huberty. Arrangements are with the Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins.

Clara Huberty was born on February 2, 1916 at Cold Spring to Theodore and Ottilia (Krier) Schreifels. She married Martin M. Huberty on June 28, 1939 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. They resided at Watkins where Clara was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church and was active with the Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the Watkins Senior Citizens. Clara enjoyed golfing, reading and playing cards. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Clara is survived by her children and their spouses, Elaine and John Quast of Richfield, Mike and Mary Huberty of Eden Valley, Jim and Mary Huberty of Brooklyn Park, Jane and Tim Nephew of Moorhead; 7 grandchildren, sisters, Barbara Nistler of Watkins, Marie Roeser of Watkins, Rita Ludwig of Cold Spring. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin in 2006; children David and Diane; brothers, Fr. Ferdinand, OSB, and Theodore; sisters, Mathilda Huberty, Theresa Menke, Rose Kraemer and Marcella Schreifels.

Tharsilla “Thar” GertkenTharsilla “Thar” Gertken, age 80
Richmond
April 7, 1929 – November 11, 2009

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Tharsilla “Thar” Gertken, age 80, who died Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery, Richmond.

Relatives and friends may call from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning in the Parish Center (across from the church). Arrangements were entrusted to the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Thar was born in Richmond, MN to Herman and Theresia (Behnen) Torborg. She married Melvin Gertken on July 8, 1953, in Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Richmond. Thar loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who volunteered many hours wherever needed in her community, school, and church. Thar liked to play cards and read. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Catholic Aid Association, Richmond Legion Auxiliary, St. Ann’s Mission Group and the Christian Women.

Survivors include her children, Robert “Bob” (Sue) of St. Cloud, Eileen (Rick) Buerman of Maple Grove, and Margaret (Scott) Munter of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Isaac and Johnna Gertken, Kristen and Dan Buerman and Rachel and Ryan Munter; sisters, Leona Schleper and Theresa Mendiola and brother, Jerry Torborg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin (1993); son, John (1974); 2 brothers, Val and Robert Torborg and sister, Maryanne Braegelmann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School.

Kathleen "Kay" WalzKathleen "Kay" Walz, age 81
Sauk Centre, MN
March 8, 1928 - November 8, 2009

Kathleen “Kay” Walz, age 81 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully Sunday, November 8, 2009 surrounded by her family at St. Michael’s Hospital in Sauk Centre.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 11 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Rev. Julius Beckermann, OSB and Rev. Sylvester Kleinschmidt will concelebrate with interment following in St. Anthony of Padua Cemetery in Padua.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday followed by Christian Mothers rosary at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Kay Rooney was born March 8, 1928 in Raymond Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Francis and Josephine (Jasken) Rooney. On August 11, 1947 she married Virgil Walz at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Padua. The couple began farming in North Fork Township, Stearns County in 1950 and they were members of the St. Anthony of Padua Parish, where she was active in Christian Mothers and taught catechism. She retired in 1985 and moved to Sauk Centre in 1990. She managed the BBE Foodshelf in Brooten and also was a driver for Stearns County Social Services for many years. Since August she had resided at St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.

Kay was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, playing Upwords, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Roger Walz of Brooten, Cheryl (Ron) Wagner of Hutchinson, Marilyn Edman of New London, Gail (Scott Kramer) Eibensteiner of Melrose, Barb (Dennis) Gregory of Richmond, Virginia “Ginny” (Marvin) Borgerding of Brooten, Mark (Tammy) Walz of Sauk Centre, Michille (Leon VanderEsch) Braegelmann of Cold Spring and Alan (Milissa) Walz of Holdingford; 35 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Joan Domke of St. Paul, Fran (George) Zilliox, Gerald (Georgia) Rooney, all of Belgrade, Norene Miller of St. Cloud, Phil (Jeannie) Rooney of Burnsville, Sharon (David) Beseke of Brooten, David (Karen) Rooney of Woodbury, Dan (Jude) Rooney of Prescott, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil Walz on May 1, 1988; daughter, Arlene Walz on October 28, 2004; sister, Pat Kelley; brothers, Richard Rooney and infant John.

Serving as casket bearers will be Craig Walz, Erica Van Beck, Anthony Wagner, Shawn Edman, Nick Eibensteiner, Brent Gregory, Adam Borgerding, and Mike Walz. Cross bearer will be Kimberly Eibensteiner and scripture bearer will be Stephanie Kalass. Honorary bearers will be Henry and Marion Evens, Dave and Clara Rooney, Phyllis Streff, Doris Arens, Joan Peters, Alice Peters, Darlene Marthaler, Margaret Breitbach, Alice Kollman, Lorraine Kollman, Claudette Jennissen, Margaret Meyer, Margaret Klassen, and Adeline Middendorf.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

Amy GoergerAmy Goerger, age 29
Waite Park
October 8, 1980 – November 9, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Amy Goerger, age 29, who passed away at her home. Visitation will be private.

Amy was born in Richmond, MN to James Goerger and Jan (Meyer) Schneider. Amy was the finance director for the City of Rockville and enjoyed its’ many challenges. She was well known for enjoying frequent road trips in her car and also frequent trips to Starbucks. Amy enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her niece and nephew.

Survivors include her parents; James (Renee) Goerger and Jan Schneider; brother, Mark Goerger and sister, Lisa (Tim) Schutz; niece, Makayla and nephew, Spencer; best friend, Laura Warring and kids, Reece and Zayden.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leander and Regina Meyer, Lawrence and Loretta Goerger; aunt and uncle, Dale and Rosie Tibbitts and her cousin, Daniel Meyer.

Zita RuprechtZita Ruprecht, age 76
Richmond
November 7, 1933 – November 7, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Zita Ruprecht, age 76, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery, Richmond, MN.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Christian Women, Catholic Aid Association and Golden Smiles Senior Citizens on Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.

Zita was born in Luxemburg Township, MN to Joseph B. and Anna (Kohorst) Ruprecht. She worked at the College Of St. Benedict as a baker and cook. She enjoyed embroidery, casinos, bingo and visiting on the telephone. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Christian Women, and the Catholic Aid Association.

Survivors include her siblings, Firmin (Marilyn), Joseph C., Delphine all of Richmond and Mary Jane (Ralph) Jungles of Richville; 7 nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and nephews; 3 great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Mary.

Delphine HillierDelphine Hillier, age 78, (nee Steichen)
Crystal
August 17, 1931 - Oct. 30, 2009

Del was born August 17 , 1931 in Cold Spring, MN to Al and Toots Steichen. She was a graduate of St. Boniface HS, St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing and the U of M. She married Kerwyn "Mike" Hillier on May 29, 19?? . She and Mike raised three children, Kevin, Roni and Maureen. Their family also included three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Del worked as a Public Health nurse, hospital nurse, supervisor and nursing instructor.
She is survived by her children, Kevin and Maureen; grandchildren, Sean, Chantel, Heidi; great granddaughters, Alana, Mia; great grandsons, Ashton, Kaleb; sisters Ramona (Dick) Cole, Yvonne (Floyd) Simmons, Jeanette Taufen; sisters-in-law, Carol Leismeister, Pam Hofland; brother-in-law, Robert (Jan) Hillier; also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband, Mike; daughter, Roni; parents, Al and Toots Steichen; brother
Malcolm. She was grateful for the many lifelong friends who meant so much to her. A special thanks to Mona,Grace, Marilyn and Caroletta for their loving care of her. Del enjoyed family, friends, attending Mass, good debates, playing golf, cards, her lake cabin and winters in Florida. A dedicated wife, mother, nurse and teacher - she made a difference. She will be dearly missed. Mass of Christian Burial Tues. 10:30 AM at St. Joseph Parish Center, 36th & Boone Ave. N, New Hope, with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

Marie M. NeuMary M. Neu, age 100
St. Nicholas
August 15, 1909 – November 1, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas, MN for Mary M. Neu, age 100, who died Sunday at the Assumption Home. Burial will be in the St. Nicholas Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday (TODAY) at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in St. Nicholas Church. The Parish Prayers will be at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Mary was born in Watkins, MN to Matt and Susanna (Dockendorf) Kramer. She married Ben Neu on November 29, 1929 in Watkins. Mary enjoyed visits from her family and friends, playing cards, dancing and bingo. She was a member of St. Nicholas Parish and Christian Women.

Survivors include her children, Alice (Alphonse) Theis of Cold Spring, Rosemary (Roy) Biery of Waite Park, Lidwina (Alfred) Theis of St. Nicholas, Esther (Joseph) Schirmers of St. Cloud and Lenora (Clarence) Dockendorf of South Haven; 37 grandchildren; 94 great-grandchildren and 44 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; 1 son; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; 1 grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren.

October 2009

Ralph SagerRalph Sager, age 87
Cold Spring
May 23, 1922 – October 31, 2009

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farming, MN for Ralph Sager, age 87, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Farming, Minnesota.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Narthex of Immanuel Lutheran Church. A prayer service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Ralph was born in Farming Township, MN to Ernest and Edna (Kutz) Sager. He married Lorraine Lemke on January 21, 1949 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Farming. Ralph farmed in his younger days, worked for the Cold Spring Brewing Company for 23 years and then worked in the Maintenance Department for the City of Cold Spring for 16 years retiring in 1987. Ralph loved spending time with his family. Ralph enjoyed woodworking, music, hunting, fishing and reading. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Choir and the Square Dancing Club.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Lorraine; children, Sharon O’Geay of Cold Spring, Luanne (Roger) Sager-Westerberg of Nimrod and Gary (Caea) of Minnetonka; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Brenda Kremers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Katie; son-in-law, Rocky O’Geay; brother, Donald; sister-in-law, Ethel.

Memorials are preferred to Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Mike (Melvin) PlantenbergMike (Melvin) Plantenberg, age 76
Richmond
January 24, 1933 – October 25, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Mike (Melvin) Plantenberg, age 76, who died Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday (TODAY) and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Golden Smiles Senior Citizens, Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mike was born in Richmond, MN to Norbert and Veronica (Buerman) Plantenberg. He married Marlene Thielmann on September 25, 1954 in St. Boniface Church, Cold Spring.
Mike served in the United States Army from 1953 – 1955 and graduated from St. John’s University in 1957. He owned and operated Plantenberg’s Market. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, spending time with his family, serving the community and church and was an avid reader. Mike led a giving, humble life of serving and generosity to others.

He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus, and Richmond American Legion.

Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Marlene; children, Tucker (Patti), Lynn, Susan (Chris) Satterlund, Lisa (Mark) Eiden and Maria; sisters, Judy Martinson and Ruth Taylor; grandchildren, Kendra and Kyle Plantenberg, Jacob and Jon Eiden, and Karl Satterlund.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dolores Lutgen; brother-in-law, George Taylor.

Memorials are preferred to Sts. Peter & Paul School, Sts. Peter & Paul Parish or memorial of your choice.

Helen C. Miller, 92
St. Martin
June 30, 1917 – Oct 24, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 26, 2009 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Helen C. Miller, age 92, who died Saturday at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services in the church. Burial will be in the St. Martin Parish Cemetery. Arrangements with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Loretta KiessLoretta Kiess, age 83
Cold Spring
September 10, 1926 – October 20, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Loretta Kiess, age 83, who died Tuesday. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday (TODAY) from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Loretta was born in Richmond, MN to Peter Theis, Jr. and Bernadinah Holthaus. She married Alphonse Joseph Kiess on July 27, 1957 in St. Catherine’s Church, Farming, MN. She was a cook for various businesses around Cold Spring. Loretta was a homemaker who took care of people all her life. She enjoyed gardening, her pets, and cooking. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish.

Survivors include her children, David, Kathleen, Karen, Kevin and Mark; granddaughter, Angela; sisters, Rose Bittner, Bernadine Thelen and Genevieve Holstad.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphonse; brothers, Joseph and Jerome and sister, Rita Schmitz.

Grace (Pelzer) HardieGrace (Pelzer) Hardie, 80
Cold Spring
Sep 22, 1929 - Oct 15, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday October 20, 2009 at Holy Cross Church in Marty (Pearl Lake), MN for Grace (Pelzer) Hardie age 80, who died peacefully Thursday at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery.

Friends may call after 4:00 P.M. Monday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond (151 Oakwood Ave S.E.). Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning from 9-10:30 A.M. at the funeral home in Richmond.

Grace was born in Pearl Lake, MN to Anton and Mary (Loesch) Pelzer. She married James Hardie on April 9, 1976 in St. Paul, MN. She was a lifetime bowler and enjoyed traveling, dancing and gardening. She truly loved her nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Holy Cross Parish.

Survivors include her husband, Jim; sisters, RoseMary Lent, Esther Decker, Joan Wortz, Germaine VonFeldt, Viola Dietman, and brother,, Anthony Pelzer.

Grace was preceded in death by her sister Phyllis and brothers Sylvester and Andrew.

Adeline C. TheisAdeline C. Theis, age 84
Cold Spring
May 9, 1925 – October 11, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Adeline Theis, age 84, who died after a battle with cancer and met our Lord on Sunday. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday (TODAY) at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning in the Narthex of St. Boniface Church. The St. Boniface Christian Women will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Adeline was born in Eden Valley, MN to Ben and Anna (Braun) Nistler. On September 5, 1949 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Edwin Theis in Assumption Catholic Church, Eden Valley, MN. Adeline was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was at home until her youngest child went to school; then she took a job as a cook at St. Boniface Elementary School. Adeline enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking and baking, playing cards and she loved to dance and listen to music. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Christian Women and an Assumption Nursing Home resident in Cold Spring for 4 years and 8 months.

Survivors include her children, Anna Marie (Richard) Holdvogt of New Munich, Donna (Irvin) Wolbeck of Sauk Centre, Terri of Colorado Springs, CO, Ron (Karen) of Richmond and Thomas (Kathy) of Eden Valley; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ralph (Marie) Nistler of St. Cloud and George (Ann) Nistler of Woodbury.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eddie on April 13, 2009; parents; sister, Mary Theisen and brothers, Bernard, Ed and Ray.

Alphonse MehrAlphonse Mehr, age 83
Richmond
August 16, 1926 – October 6, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Alphonse “Al” Mehr, age 83, who died Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday (TODAY) and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Golden Smiles Senior Citizens group on Thursday.

Al was born in St. Martin, MN to Mathias and Elizabeth (Kirchner) Mehr. He married Catherine Schmitz on June 27, 1949 in St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martin, MN. Al attended Deforest School of Electronics in Illinois graduating in 1946, received his Master Electrician License in 1957 and was a RCA Electronics Independent Dealer for many years. He was a private pilot for years, attended Master Gardener School, and was an avid bird watcher. In his younger years, Al was a 4-H winner, receiving the Reserve Grand Champion Award. Al was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Catholic Order of Foresters, and Richmond Civic and Commerce.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Catherine; children, Joseph (Linda) of St. Cloud, Mary (Tim) Plas of Brooklyn Park, Peter (Kristine) of St. Cloud and Henry (Laura) of Sartell; grandchildren, Melissa, Rebecca, Bradley, Cassondra, Andrew, Bethany, Catherine, Grant, Joy, Renae, Marcus and Anne; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, John of Paynesville and sister, Alice Middendorf of St. Cloud.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Agnes, Frank, Rose, Marcus, Sylvester, Robert and Ruth.

Vera PhillipsVera Phillips, age 87
Cold Spring
March 1, 1922 – October 3, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 8, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Vera Phillips, age 87, who died Saturday at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. The Christian Women and Cold Spring American Legion Auxiliary will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Vera was born in Eden Lake Township, MN to Alfred “Fred” and Florentine (Vetsch) Johnston. She married Leo “Stretch” Phillips on April 27, 1946 in St. Stephens Church, Minneapolis, MN. Vera lived for her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. She also enjoyed fishing, reading, bingo, card playing and board games. Vera was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Christian Women, Cold Spring American Legion Auxiliary, and the Ball and Chain Club.

Survivors include her children, Sharon (Jim Kennedy), Gary (Kathie), Judi (Jerry Shive), Tom (Jan), Tim (Carla), Carol (Dan) Vogt, and Bill (Linda); grandchildren, Jill (Jeff) Menzel, Cory (John) Blalock, Sara (Tad) Campana, Brittney (Jamie) Gaspari, Abby Phillips, Craig (Stacy) Phillips, Lauren Vogt, Jake (Katie) Phillips, Amy Phillips, Justin Vogt, and Krista Phillips; great-grandchildren, Ella Campana, Lucas Campana, Sadie Blalock, Ryan Campana, Josie Blalock, and Lena Gaspari; siblings, Dolores (Jack) Bell, Clem (Mary) and Joe Johnston.

She was preceded in death by her Husband Leo “Stretch” Phillips; sisters, Leona Schloesser, Cecelia Schiff, Rosemary Lorenz; brothers, Clarence, Ambrose, Bill, Francis, Gerald, Virgil, Robert “Bob”.

Memorials preferred.

Regina K. MeyerRegina K. Meyer, 87
Richmond
June 20, 1922 – October 2, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Regina K. Meyer, age 87, who died Friday, October 2, 2009 at the Assumption Nursing Home, Cold Spring. Burial was in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery, Richmond.

Regina was born in St. Nicholas, MN to John A. and Anna (Goike) Theis. She married Leander J. Meyer on March 2, 1943 in St. Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas, MN. Regina was a homemaker and a woman of many talents who enjoyed quilting and visiting with family and friends. She took pride in all of her volunteering. Regina and her ‘famous’ homemade breads, cinnamon rolls and knack to visit with anyone, will be greatly missed. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, St. Catherine’s Society and the Christian Women.

Survivors include her children, Lawrence (Kathy), Rick (Diane), Maynard (Chicky), Maxine (Leonard) Nowacki, Jan Schneider, Ione (Bunny) Sand, Dave (Linda), Grace (Bob) Klaphake, Tom, Terri (Gerald) Schmit and Gloria Meyer; 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; infant daughter; 3 siblings; grandson, Daniel and great-grandson, Henry.

September 2009

Edward H. SchmitzEdward H. Schmitz, age 87
St. Cloud

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Edward H. Schmitz, age 87, of St. Cloud who passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at his home. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Private entombment will take place in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery Mausoleum in Cold Spring at a later date.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish prayer will be held at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church.

Edward was born in Jacobs Prairie, MN to Valentine and Christina (Mueller) Schmitz. He married Irene Barthel in January 1946 at the Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Edward was employed by the St. Cloud Window Company for over 30 years prior to his retirement. He and Irene raised their family in St. Cloud, then Waite Park, and retired in Cold Spring. Irene died in March 1988 and Edward moved to St. Cloud years later. Edward loved spending time with his family and friends, watching Twins baseball, and enjoying a good game of cards or dice. In his earlier years, Edward was an active bowler, fisherman, golfer, and dancer. He is loved by many for his fun sense of humor and kind spirit. Edward is a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud.

He is survived by his children, Wayne of Waite Park, Peggy (Peter) Wilson of Kimball, Karen (Tom) O’Keefe of St. Cloud, and Jane of Chanhassen, MN; close friend Virginia Jacobs of St. Cloud; sisters Adeline Zimmerman of Milwaukee and Martha Warnert of St. Paul; two grandchildren Austin O’Keefe and Kim Paulus, and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, sisters Alvina Kraemer and Celina Kraemer, and brother Raymond.

Memorials are preferred to St. Anthony’s Catholic School, St. Cloud.

Kenneth EbelingKenneth Ebeling, age 67
Cold Spring
June 3, 1942 – September 25, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Kenneth Ebeling, age 67, who died Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Relatives and friends may call from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday (TODAY) at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Monday morning in the Narthex of St. Boniface Church. Parish Prayers will be at 7:45 p.m. followed by the Knights of Columbus Sunday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Ken was born in Bemidji, MN to Erhart and Leona (Hieserich) Ebeling. He married Adah Enzi on September 5, 1964 in Braddock, North Dakota. Ken got his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, and his PhD. at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He taught Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing at North Dakota State University in Fargo about 38 years. He ran a summer program for high ability high school students for many years. He was also instrumental in developing the Engineering PhD. Program at N.D.S.U. He was very active in both the 3rd degree and 4th degree Knights of Columbus in Minnesota and North Dakota. Ken did extensive work on genealogy and put together books on the Hieserichs, Schneiders, Ebelings and Mandigos. He enjoyed working with computers. Ken enjoyed the go cart he won on The Price is Right in 2007, his new jet ski, telling tall tales, playing jokes on family and friends, playing pinochle and trips for model T parts with neighbors. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Assumption Council #5344, and Father Pierz Assembly of St. Cloud Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his loving wife, Adah; sons, Tim (Valerie Becker) Ebeling and Tom (Maribel Real) Ebeling; grandchildren, Pablo, Matthew, Gabriella, Ashley, Marco and Lucas; mother, Leona and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sandra, Sheryle and Shirley; father, Erhart and his grandparents.

Corey DeVere Berkman, age 35
St. Cloud
November 13, 1973 – September 20, 2009

A Memorial Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2009 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN for Corey DeVere Berkman, age 35, who died in a roadside accident coming home from the Tomahawk Motorcycle Rally near Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

Relatives and friends may call from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Wenner Funeral Home (151 Oakwood Ave. S.E.) Richmond.

Corey was born in Minneapolis, MN to Glenn and Karen (Rausch) Berkman. He worked for Peter’s Body Shop as an auto body technician and he also worked at All Care Towing. Corey enjoyed playing softball, pool and throwing darts with his friends. He collected and repaired old vehicles and motorcycles and did some custom painting. He was a member of the Patriot Riders and the St. Cloud Eagles Aeire #622.

Survivors include his parents, Glenn and Karen of Richmond; grandparents, Ken and Laura Rausch and Doris Berkman and many friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Virgil DeVere Berkman and his great-grandparents.

Bernadette SchmitzBernadette Schmitz, age 81
Cold Spring
June 11, 1928 – September 18, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 21, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Bernadette Schmitz, age 81, who died Friday at the Assumption Nursing Home. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday (TODAY) at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Monday morning in the Narthex of St. Boniface Church. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Christian Women and the Catholic Order of Foresters on Sunday at the funeral home.

Bernadette was born in Freeport, MN to Bernard and Elizabeth (Buening) Ballman. She married Edwin Schmitz on September 23, 1947 in Freeport MN. Bernadette was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Christian Women.

Survivors include her children, Laurie Schmitz, Ed (Linda) Schmitz, Cindy Schmitz, Luci (Barry) Hample, Fran (Sue) Schmitz, Paul (Lisa) Schmitz, Pete Schmitz, Robert (Tina) Schmitz, Gabe (Lorraine) Schmitz, Grace (Mike) Ellens, Gordon (Penny) Schmitz, Rose Hansen, Tami (Steve) DeMark; 32 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, S. Davidica Ballman, OSB; brother, Bernard Ballman.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Allen; daughters, Helen and Bernadine; 4 sisters and 4 brothers

Peter T. HonerPeter T. Honer, 75
St. Cloud
February 8, 1934 - August 14, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Peter T. Honer, 75 of St. Cloud who passed away on Friday, August 14, 2009 at the St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial will be at St. Wendelin’s Parish Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.

Peter was born on February 8, 1934 in Cold Spring, Minnesota to Donald and Ann (Arnold) Honer. He graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1952. Peter served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 until 1955. He married Darlene “Pat” Ergen on November 28, 1958 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Peter has been a chemical dependency counselor in the St. Cloud area since 1968. Peter was one of the founders of the Recovery Plus Aftercare Program at the St. Cloud Hospital and was actively counseling clients until June of 2009. He received the Counselor of the Year Award from the Governor of the State of Minnesota. Peter was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish, Nocturnal Adoration Society, AA (Alcoholic Anonymous) and in recovery since May 12, 1963; a member and served on the Board of Directors of MACA (Minnesota Alcoholism Counselors Association).

Peter enjoyed hunting, fishing, gambling and hamburgers at the ballpark.

Survivors include his former wife, Pat of Luxemburg; children, Joseph of Eden, South Dakota, Cindy (Wayne) Philippi of Rockville, Mary (Tom) Molitor of Rockville, John (Marla) of Luxemburg, Tammy (Joe “Stubby”) Salzbrun of Luxemburg, Beth (Jeff) Fiedler of Cold Spring, Amy (Gerald “Eddie”) Tolman of Luxemburg and Jim (Janel) of St. Augusta; 25 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters, and brothers, Joan (Bob) Lewis of Waite Park, Jerry (Mary Kay) of Jacobs Prairie, Maureen (Art) Milner of Becida and Donnie (Carol) of St. Joseph.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandchildren, John, Jr., Charles and Sophie Honer; and his brother, Pat.

Memorials are preferred.

Clifford M. BakemanClifford M. Bakeman, 83
Cold Spring
Jan. 31, 1926 - Sept. 9, 2009

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2009 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud, for Clifford M. Bakeman, formerly of Fresno, California, who died Wednesday in St. Paul, Minnesota. Inurnment will be at Maplewood Presbyterian Cemetery in Erhard, Minnesota.

Clifford was born to the late Clement and Josie (Rickenberg) Bakeman in Erhard, MN. He married Alice DuRose on March 1, 1947. Clifford was a meat cutter for 20 years until he retired in 1988. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, slot car racing, his cats, stuffed animals, his knife collection and he was an avid car enthusiast.

Clifford is survived by his wife, Alice; children, James (Linnea) of Cold Spring, Joy Childrey of Kerman, CA, Jerrold (Ruth) of St. Cloud, Jeffrey (Susan) of Clovis, CA and June (Felix) Torres of Fresno, CA; 15 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Johnny; twin granddaughters; 2 brothers; and 4 sisters.

Agatha “Agi” KaschtAgatha “Agi” Kascht, age 95
Richmond
February 27, 1914 – September 8, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Agatha “Agi” Kascht, age 95, who died Tuesday at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery, Richmond.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Golden Smiles, Christian Women, and Catholic Aid Association at 4:30 p.m.

Agi was born in Richmond, MN to Bernard and Elizabeth (Weeres) Vogt. She married Bernard “Bennie” Kascht on June 22, 1938 in Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Richmond. Agi was a homemaker all her life. She enjoyed dancing, reading, knitting, crocheting, and playing cards. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Catholic Aid Association, Christian Women and the Golden Smiles Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her children, Ruth Kascht (Gary Eston) and their children, Jackie Eston and Liz Thompson, Denis Kascht, Karen Devoy (+Thomas) and their children, Tiffany Devoy, Kerry Devoy-Elwood (Erik), Shanna Devoy (William Laberis) and Colleen Devoy; great grandchildren, Zeke Elwood and Keara Elwood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie; son-in-law, Thomas Devoy; 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Gerald “Jerry” FranzenGerald “Jerry” Franzen, age 69
Cold Spring, formerly of Crystal
June 24, 1940 – September 10, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 14, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake, MN for Gerald “Jerry” Franzen, age 69, who died Thursday morning surrounded by his family, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Burial will be private.

Relatives and friends may call one hour prior to the service Monday morning in the Church. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Jerry was born in Golden Valley, MN to Anthony and Harriette (Arceneau) Franzen. He married Laurene Johnson on June 25, 1960 in Good Shepherd Church, Golden Valley, MN. Jerry loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and relaxing at the lake.

Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Laurene; children, Deborah Alstrom(Jerry Franz), Deanna Jungk, Jodi Franzen and Brian Franzen (Cheryce); grandchildren, Mellissa, Ben and Nick; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Judy, Janet, Jeane and John.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joanne.

Emil L. SchmittEmil L. Schmitt, age 88
Cold Spring
March 11, 1921 – September 7, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Emil L. Schmitt, age 88, who died Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the American Legion Post #455 on Wednesday evening.

Emil was born in St. Cloud to William and Elizabeth (Dickhoff) Schmitt. He married Ermilda Hengel on March 8, 1941 in St. Anthony Church, St. Cloud, MN. Emil was drafted into the U.S. Marines in 1944, served in Okinawa, Japan, and in China before he was discharged in June 1946. He was employed by St. Cloud Floral, REX Granite, the Alaskan Pipeline, International Harvester, and was owner and operator of “Smitty’s” in Cold Spring until his retirement in September 1975. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, hunting, motorcycling, playing 500 and Shoot the Moon. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish and the American Legion Post #455 in Cold Spring.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Ermilda; son, Jerry (Kathy) Schmitt their son, Jeffrey; daughter, Mary (Tom) Kern and their children, Jody, Jesse, Joshua; 9 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harry, Adolph; sister, Virginia; grandchildren, Deborah Schmitt and Jacqueline Kern.

Lawrence Gertken, age 82Lawrence Gertken, age 82
Cold Spring
June 27, 1927 – September 3, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 5, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Lawrence Gertken, age 82, who died Thursday morning at the Assumption Nursing Home. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday (TODAY) and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Knights of Columbus and the Roscoe Women’s Mission Group.

Lawrence was born in Richmond, MN to John and Katherine (Athmann) Gertken. He married Isabel Wessels on May 30, 1951 in St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Farming, MN. Isabel died in 2003. Lawrence married Alicia (Steffens) Kohnen on February 7, 2004 in Mesa, AZ. He farmed near Cold Spring and owned and operated Gertken Marl Service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing cards. Lawrence had a ‘gift of gab’ and will be missed by those who knew him. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish and Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife Alicia; children, John (Mary) of Cold Spring, Ann (Mike) Scherer of St. Joseph, Duane (Shirley) of Richmond, Steve (Judy) of Cold Spring, Shirley (John) Zieglmeier of Cold Spring, Tim (Anne) of Cold Spring, Michael (Linda) of Cold Spring, June (Al) Ricke of Richmond, Lenny of Madison, WI, and Larry, Jr. (Brenda) of Richmond; step-children, Mary Ellen Bechtold, Debra Novacek, Robert Kohnen, Terri Fleischhacker, Donald Kohnen, and Karen Fleischhacker; sisters-in-law, Mary Gertken, Thecla Gertken, Martha Gertken and Bernelda Gertken; 26 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 26 step-grandchildren; 25 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Isabel; parents; siblings, Mary Ludwig, Henry Gertken, Norbert Gertken, Veronica Brinkman, Wendelin Gertken, Cyril Gertken, Benedict Gertken, Alice Moonen, Sylvester Gertken, and Clarence “Sonny” Gertken; grandson, Jesse Gertken; stepson, James Kohnen.

August 2009

Linda A. MooreLinda A. Moore, age 58
Richmond
August 28, 1951 – August 29, 2009

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, MN for Linda A. Moore, age 58, who died Saturday at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Belle Plaine, MN.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond and from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine.

Linda was born in Belle Plaine, MN to Clarence and Arvilla (Laabs) Noll. She married Dave Moore on March 26, 1996 in New Ulm. Linda loved to bake; when she did, she would share her ‘baked goods’ with everyone and anyone. Taking care of her grandchildren brought her so much happiness. Linda enjoyed gardening, sewing and was an avid “Price is Right” watcher!

Survivors include her husband, Dave; children, Julie (Dean) Fenske of Brainerd, Jennifer (Troy) Schwint of St. Cloud, James Zeig of Richmond and Amanda (Luke) Sizer of Clearwater; 7 grandchildren; her step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; Kyla Hailstone and Jennifer Menard-Hedlund; 5 sisters and 3 brothers; nieces and nephews; and her many VERY special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Alice E. KaschtAlice E. Kascht, age 63
St. Cloud
June 5, 1946 – August 28, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Alice E. Kascht age 63, who died Friday at St. Benedict’s Center in St. Cloud. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Martin Parish Center in St. Martin. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Alice was born in St. Martin to Alphonse and Amalia (Hondl) Kascht. She was employed by the St. Cloud Hospital for 47 years.

Survivors include her brother, Melvin (Marian) of St. Martin; sisters, Virginia (Jerome) Torborg of Richmond, Bernice (Eugene) Heinen and Bernelda (Herman) Schmitz of Cold Spring; friend and co-worker, Ane Bauer of St. Cloud.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Werner.

Eleanor HondlEleanor Hondl, age 95
Cold Spring
December 20, 1913 – August 22, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Eleanor Hondl, age 95, who died Saturday at St. Benedicts Senior Community in St. Cloud. Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Christian Women, Catholic Aid Association and St. Julian’s Mission Group.

Eleanor was born in Farming, MN to Theodore and Gesina (Bloms) Buerman. She married Anton “Tony” Hondl on June 6, 1939 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Richmond. Eleanor was a homemaker, mother to nine children, and employed at the Cold Spring Bakery for 17 years until her retirement. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Catholic Aid Association, St. Julian’s Mission Group and the Christian Women.

Survivors include her nine children, Florence Summers of Bellevue, NE, Edna (Florian) Rolfzen of Bellevue, NE, Arlene (Ken) Sargent of Lafayette, CA, Lois (Roy) Friendshuh of Elk River, Marvin (Carol) of New Hope, Edward (Dori) of Fridley, Ken (Ellie) of Cold Spring, Richard (Mary) of Waite Park, Mary (Dave) Hansgen of St. Joseph; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony (April 20, 1993); parents; all seven of her siblings, John, Henry, Anna Kohorst, Monica Brinkman, Joseph, Mathilda, and Norbert; son-in-law, Bill Summers; daughter-in-law, Becky Hondl.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Clara Mackedanz

Clara Mackedanz, age 98
Richmond
May 6, 1911 – August 19, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Clara Mackedanz, age 98, who died Wednesday at the Assumption Nursing Home. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery in Richmond.

Relatives and friends may call from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning in the church prior to the service Saturday morning. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Clara was born in Richmond, MN to Peter and Magdalen (Rothstein) Meyer. She married Sylvester Mackedanz on June 2, 1936, in Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Richmond. She was a housewife, and Mother. Clara enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, gardening and she loved winning at cards! She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish and the Christian Women.

Survivors include her daughters, Joann Drontle of Cold Spring and Donna Zentmire of South Bend, IN; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sylvester (2002); parents; daughters, Mary Kascht, and Carol Steil; brothers, Isidore Meyer, Raymond Meyer, Roman Meyer, Leander Meyer, and Ambrose Meyer; sisters, Irene Nordman, Leona Schaefer and Pauline Dockendorf.

Louise LinnLouise Linn, age 93
June 15, 1916 - August 17, 2009

Louise Linn, 93 of Watkins, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009 at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas. Rev. Thomas Olson and Monsignor Daniel Taufen officiated. Music was by Jolene Faber-Andrusick. Casket bearers were Louises six sons, Ralph, Clarence, Richard, Loren, Roger and Gary Linn. Arrangements were by the Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins.

Louise Linn was born on June 15, 1916 in Cold Spring, Minnesota to Michael and Margaret ( Keil) Hommerding. She grew up on a farm by Cold Spring with 5 sisters and 2 brothers. She attended school through the 8th grade. On August 30, 1938, Louise was united in marriage to Ervin Linn. They farmed by Goodner Lake for many years and raised 9 children. Louise was a member of the St. Nicholas parish and she loved to pray the rosary. Her hobbies included playing cards, tatting, embroidery, listening to old time music, watching TV, baking, cooking and visits from family and friends. Louise also enjoyed visits from her grandchildren, especially when they were little new born babies.

Louise is survived by her husband, Ervin Linn of Watkins, Children and their spouses, Eileen and Max Wakefield of Cottage Grove, Ralph and Theresia Linn of Watkins, Clarence and Marion Linn of Woodbury, Richard and Ann Linn of Shakopee, JoAnn and Ray Schreiner of Cold Spring, Lucy and Vern Schreiner of Richmond, Loren and Betty Linn of Apple Valley, Roger and Neva Linn of Elk River, Gary and Teresa Linn of Watkins; 40 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; Sisters, Irene Schlangen of Richmond, Delores Mueller of Cold Spring, Isabelle Schlangen of Cold Spring; brother and sister-in-law, Sylvester and Marion Hommerding of Prior Lake, sister-in-law, Lonie Hommerding of Cold Spring. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Viola Hommerding and Evelyn Schmitz, brother, Ervin Hommerding, granddaughter, Bonnie Linn, great granddaughter, Ariel Linn.

Elizabeth “Betty” MertenElizabeth “Betty” Merten, age 59
Marty (Pearl Lake)
March 5, 1950 – August 17, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty, MN for Elizabeth “Betty” Merten, age 59, who died Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning, at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Betty was born in Marty, MN to Aloys and Leona (Ficker) Merten. She worked at Vision Ease for many years and retired in 1996 from the Cold Spring Granite Company. Betty loved life, snowmobiling, happy hour and softball. As a softball player, she was an ‘on target pitcher’, a mentor to anyone she played with or against, and an umpire. Betty was an avid Minnesota Twin’s fan, and she loved spending time with family and friends. Her nieces and nephews were her pride and joy! She was a member of Holy Cross Parish.

Survivors include her siblings, Gene (Georgianne), Peter (Sandy), Theresa Berger all of Marty, Marty (Robert) Ahles of St. Cloud, Mary (John) Gertken of Cold Spring, Lorraine “Tuttie” Kotschevar of St. Joseph, Patricia (Harris) Shellito of Sabin and JoAnn (Kenneth) Krueger of Cold Spring; sister-in-law, Pam Schlagheck of Clearwater; 34 nieces and nephews and 45 great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James; sister, Dorothy “Dot”; brother-in-laws, Robert Berger and George Gustafson; and nephews, Jesse Gertken and David Berger.

Rosalie Bahr, age 63
Richmond
October 12, 1945 – August 14, 2009

A visitation for Rosalie Bahr, age 63, of Richmond will be from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Rosalie died Friday at her home with her five daughters at her side, after a year long battle with cancer.

Private services will be held Wednesday, August 19, 2009.

Rosalie was born in New York Mills, MN to August and Nellie (Kallio) Nevonen. She married Dean Bahr in 1966. Together Rosalie and Dean were blessed with five daughters.

Survivors include her children, Debra (Lee) Bahr-Helgen of St. Paul, Denise (Brady) Krupke of Paynesville, Michelle (Greg) Bahr-Drontle of Cold Spring, Lisa (Russ Pregler) Bahr of Kimball, and Julie (Sean) Warnberg of Cold Spring; ex-husband, Dean of Paynesville; siblings, Dr. Marvin Nevonen of Duluth, Louise (Bill) Carter of WA, and Elizabeth Keskitalo of CO; grandchildren, Evan and Luke Helgen, Kayla and Tiffany Krupke, Olivia and Noah Drontle, and Tyler and Gavin Warnberg; many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Rosalie has gifted her body to the University of Minnesota Anatomy Bequest Program.

Inez Othelia MonsonInez Othelia Monson, age 96
Cold Spring
February 22, 1913 – August 13, 2009

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 17, 2009 at Peace Lutheran Church in Cold Spring, MN for Inez O. Monson, age 96, who died Thursday at the Assumption Nursing Home, Cold Spring. Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2009 in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

Visitation will be from 9:00–11:00 a.m. in the church prior to the service Monday morning. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Inez was born in Minneapolis, MN to Peter and Indiana (Rodhammer) Pryts. She grew up in Seward Neighborhood of Minneapolis with four brothers and three sisters. She graduated from South High in 1932. Inez spent many years working at a photography studio. She married Albert Monson on November 12, 1948 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Inez loved music and sang in her church choir and with the Sweet Adelines. Following Albert’s retirement the couple moved to their lake home near Richmond. Inez enjoyed painting, rosemaling, gardening, sewing, crossword puzzles, picnics, boat rides with friends and family on the pontoon and traveling, including yearly trips to Hawaii. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Cold Spring.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Eloise and Jerry Westby of Cold Spring; two granddaughters, Kari Westby of Saint Paul and Tami Westby of Richmond; brother-in-law, Leonard Monson; sister-in-law, Eleanore Calvelage; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert (1999); parents and her 7 siblings.

Memorials are preferred to the Peace Lutheran Church.

The family would like to send a special “Thank You” to the caregivers and staff at Assumption Home, for the wonderful care they gave Inez.

Erma SchreifelsErma Schreifels, age 95
Cold Spring
November 2, 1913 – August 6, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 13, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Erma Schreifels, age 95, who died Thursday at the Assumption Nursing Home. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Christian Women and the St. Julian’s Mission Group Wednesday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Erma was born in St. Nicholas, MN to John and Elizabeth (Johannes) Dockendorf. She married Anton Schreifels on June 24, 1936 in St. Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas, MN. She was a homemaker all her life. Erma enjoyed reading, playing cards and quilting. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Christian Women, St. Julian’s Mission Group, and St. John’s Mission Circle.

Survivors include her children; Eileen (Dick) Wenner of Richmond, Lynn (Mark) Vogt of Annandale; grandchildren, Emily, Sarah, Hayley, Kelly, Kris, Karin, Kaye, Scott, and Steve; great-grandchildren, Todd, Leah, Paul, Brittaney, Erik, Austin, Grant, Ericka,, Adam, Kallie, Sophia and Olivia; great-great grandchild, Evan; sister-in-law, Delores Dockendorf.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Anton (1989); son, Jim (1995); and brother, Melvin.

Peter V. GottwaldPeter V. Gottwald, age 53
Cold Spring
November 10, 1955 – August 5, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Peter V. Gottwald, age 53, who died peacefully Wednesday, surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Monday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Peter was born in St. Cloud, MN to Vincent and Veronica (Miller) Gottwald. He married Jane (Hiemenz) Springer on April 26, 2009 in St. Boniface Church, Cold Spring. Peter enjoyed spending time with his family. He worked for Gold’n Plump Poultry as a night-time Live Haul Supervisor. Peter loved to ‘tinker’ in his shop! He was a member of St. Boniface Parish and was proud to be on the 1st Responder Team at work.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; children, Troy, Andrew, Corey (Cari), Shannon (Eric) Johnson, Barry, Gregory, Veronica, and Christopher; step-children, Josh (Angela) Springer, Ryan Springer, and Nathan Springer; step-mother, Donna Gottwald; 7 grandchildren; siblings, Linda (Bernard) Richter, Mary (Eugene) Leither, Virginia “Ginny” (Jerry) Thielen, Richard (Marilyn) Gottwald, and Charles “Charlie” Gottwald.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

July 2009

Lloyd “Jim” JohnsonLloyd “Jim” Johnson, age 73
Richmond
July 13, 1936 – July 31, 2009

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2009 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN for Lloyd “Jim” Johnson, age 73, who died Friday peacefully at his home surrounded by family after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Jim was born in Baldwin Township, St. Croix County, WI to Lloyd and Eleanor (Moll) Johnson. He married Patricia Shirley Poslusny on November 8, 1958 in Minneapolis, MN. Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, hunting, and going ‘up north’ with friends. Jim, along with his wife Patricia, owned and ran Twilight Acres Resort on Big Lake in Richmond, MN. He was a member of Richmond Rod and Gun Club and Big Lake Aquatic Association. Jim was known by all for his generosity, sense of humor and infectious laugh!

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Patricia; children, Ron (Sue) Johnson, Kim (Dave) Stein, Nancy Tong Johnson, Molinda Dufner; 9 grandchildren, Heather Johnson, Brandan Johnson, Ashley Tong, Jennifer Tong, Ryan Tong, Sean Dufner, Blake Dufner, Shayla Dufner and Chance Stein; sisters, Marilyn Stensland, Barbara Arens, Sharon Gross, and Shirley Arnoldy; brother, Richard Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Rex Allen Johnson; twin brother, Floyd Johnson and brother, David Johnson.

Robert “Bob” R. MartinsonRobert “Bob” R. Martinson, 79
Cold Spring, MN
July 19, 1930 - July 31, 2009


Christian Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church of Cold Spring, MN for Robert “Bob” R. Martinson who was born on July 19, 1930 in Madelia, MN to Norvin and Delvina (Meyers) Martinson and died on July 31, 2009 at Sterling Park Nursing Home, Waite Park, MN. Private inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery; Morris, MN later that day.

Visitation with family will be from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at the church prior to mass. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, MN.

Preceded in death by his daughter, Susan; granddaughter, Megan; and parents. Survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary; daughter, Nancy DesMarais; sons, Steven (Patricia), Thomas (LeeAnn), Tim (Susan), James (Linda), William (Tonya), Robert Jr. (Aileen), and Isaac; nineteen grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; brother, Darwin (Barb) and sister, Sharon (Merle) Johnson.

Robert was a Master Sgt. in the Army prior to getting his degree from General Beadle College at Madison, SD. From 1964 to 1985, Bob was a teacher, coach, athletic director, and administrator at Cold Spring, MN in the St. Boniface and Rocori school systems. From 1985 until retirement, Bob was an adjuster for North Central Crop Insurance. Bob is a member of the Rocori High School Hall of Fame. Bob was a member of the American Legion in Cold Spring and St. Boniface Parish.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Raymond RothsteinRaymond Rothstein, age 98
Cold Spring
June 4, 1911 – July 26, 2009

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2009 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cold Spring, MN for Raymond Rothstein, age 98, who died Sunday at the Assumption Nursing Home, Cold Spring. Burial will be at a later date in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

Visitation will be an hour prior to the service Saturday morning in the church. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Ray was born in Richmond, MN to Peter and Mary (Braegelmann) Rothstein. He married Gladys Erickson on October 13, 1983 in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Cold Spring. Ray served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was an auto mechanic for Raymond Trucking in Minneapolis for many years and 8-10 years at the Cold Spring Brewery. Ray was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, woodworking, and was a very ‘sharp’ dresser. Ray and Gladys always looked forward to their winters in Arizona. He was a member of Gloria Dei Church and the Catholic Aid Association.

Survivors include his loving wife, Gladys; daughter, Mina Powers of Mexico; grandsons, Adam, Andy, Rob, and James; daughter-in-law, Lois; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Marguerite; son, Gary; sisters, Lorraine and Verena; brothers, Shorty, Clem and Ervin.

Raymond J. SchmitzRaymond J. Schmitz, age 82
St. Joseph
September 14, 1926 - July 23, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Raymond J. Schmitz, age 82, of St. Joseph who passed away peacefully Thursday, July 23, 2009 at his home. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with full military honors. Fr. Joseph Feders, OSB, will officiate.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-9 p.m. on Friday (TODAY) and after 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Parish Prayers will be at 5 p.m.

Raymond was born September 14, 1926, in Jacobs Prairie, Stearns County, Minnesota, to Frank and Walburga (Schramel) Schmitz. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Mannheim, Germany.

He married Rita M. Theis on August 21, 1957, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Farming, Minnesota. He farmed in the St. Joseph area for 49 years and was employed at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud for 32 years as a nursing assistant until his retirement in 1985.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 328 of St. Joseph and the Catholic Order of Foresters, Cold Spring.

Survivors include daughters and sons Martha of St. Joseph, Marvin (Kim) of St. Joseph, Marlene of St. Joseph, Marcia (Ernest) Malisheske of St. Joseph, Mary (Ken) Panek of Avon, Mark (Lisa) Schmitz of St. Joseph, and Myra (Wayne) Hansen of St. Cloud; seven grandchildren: Melissa Schmitz, Daniel Rose, Paul Schmitz, Meggin Schmitz, Michael Schmitz, MaKalla Schmitz, and Anna Panek; and sisters Ester (Martin) Schmitz of Brooten and Rosemary Schroden of St. Joseph.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Walburga, wife Rita (1996), brothers Paul, Wendelin and Alexander, and sisters Bernadette Schmitz and Coletta Janssen.

Memorials are preferred.

Jerome “Jerry” ChesneyJerome “Jerry” Chesney, age 80
St. Joseph, formerly of Richmond
October 25, 1928 – December 20, 2008

Jerome “Jerry” Chesney died Saturday December 20, 2008 at Arlington Place in St. Joseph. Jerry was born in Minneapolis to Raymond and Eunice (Helwick) Chesney. He married Mildred Guddal on July 16, 1948 in Minneapolis.

Jerry worked for Stearns Electrical Association for 44 years until his retirement in 1990. He was member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Richmond Rod and Gun Club and the Paynesville Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Millie; son, David (Vicki) of Hancock, MI; grandchildren, Mitchell of Beverly Hills, CA and Alexandra of Ithaca, NY; sisters, Jackie Niznik of Columbia Heights and Sandra (Frank) Wallentine, of St. Louis Park.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Arlington Place, St. Joseph.
Inurnment will follow at Champlin Cemetery, Champlin, MN.

Memorials preferred to Stearns Electric Association Trust.

Eileen M. HommerdingEileen M. Hommerding, 66
Cold Spring
February 2, 1943 – July 12, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Eileen Hommerding, age 66, who died peacefully, Sunday at her home. Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery, Cold Spring, MN.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary with the St. Boniface Christian Women.

Eileen was born in Jacobs Prairie, MN to Clarence and Alvina (Theisen) Salzer. She married Ronald Hommerding on February 10, 1964 at St. James Catholic Church in Jacobs Prairie. She worked at Fingerhut and Animal Fair and she also babysat. Eileen retired from Cold Spring Granite Company Foundry in 2003, where she worked as a highlighter for 30 years. Her hobbies included softball, gambling and bowling. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, friend and relatives.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald; children, Lisa (Tom) Hormann, and Laura (John) Proshek; grandchildren, Lianne, Dan and Katie Hormann, Travis and Jamie Proshek; sisters, Rita (Kenny) Kierzek and Mary (Stanley) Streit; father, Clarence Salzer; father-in-law, Alquin Hommerding; step-mother, Juletta Dingmann; and step-sisters, Mary Kay and Marlene.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alvina Salzer.

Adella J. SpanierAdella J. Spanier, 84
Cold Spring, formerly of Farming
November 26, 1924 – July 11, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Farming, MN for Adella Spanier, age 84, who died Saturday following a courageous battle with cancer. Burial will be in the St. Catherine’s Parish Cemetery, Farming, MN. Reverend Corwin Collins O.S.B will officiate.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. St. Joseph Mission Circle and St. Catherine’s Christian Women will pray a rosary at 7:30 p.m. followed by Parish Prayers at 8:00 p.m.

Adella was born in Lake Henry, MN to Joseph and Mary (Kortenbusch) Wuertz. She married Oswald Spanier on May 25, 1948 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Lake Henry. They lived in Herman, MN for 13 years. They then farmed near Farming for 40 years where they raised their 5 children. Adella resided in Cold Spring for the last 9 years. She had been a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church where she served on the Liturgy Committee and belonged to the Christian Women and St. Joseph Mission Circle. She enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, bingo, casino trips and watching the Minnesota Twins. More than anything, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Gordon Spanier (Karen Ortlepp) of Cedar Hills, TX, Gregory Spanier (Joann) of Champlin, Beth Meyer (Mitch) of Richmond, Brenda Spanier-Hoffstrom (Roy Klein) of St. Cloud, Wendy Spanier (Joe Maleska) of Melrose; Grandchildren, Jacob and Zachary Spanier, Neil and Nick Meyer, Christa Hoffstrom, Allison and Maria Maleska; Step-grandchildren, Lisa and Tifany Ortlepp, Lori and Monty Jon Hoffstrom; Brothers and Sisters, Roman (Lila) Wuertz of Montana, Willie (Sis) Wuertz of Cold Spring, Isabelle Spanier of Albany, Hilda Bertram of Melrose and Margaret (Gilbert) Hagemeier of Farming.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 55 years Oswald; siblings Tony, Norbert and Ralph Wuertz, Alma Wenker, Helen Garding and Rose Chladek; and son-in-law Monty Hoffstrom.

William “Bill” Stanis
Richmond / Culver City, CA

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond for William “Bill” Stanis. Inurnment will follow in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery, Richmond.

William “Bill” Stanis of Culver City , CA passed away at home on June 15, 2009. Bill is survived by his wife Rebecca, sons William Jr. and Eric, grandchildren Samantha and Dean, brother David and his nephew David Jr. and his pet cats and dogs.

Bill spent many summers with his late wife Verna Stanis at their cabin on Browns Lake . Bill proudly served on the Los Angeles City Fire Department for 37 years. His retirement in 2003 allowed him to spend more time at the cabin that he loved. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, and friend and he will be miss by all.

Marie DingmannMarie Dingmann, age 87
Richmond
March 30, 1922 – July 6, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Marie Dingmann, age 87, who died Monday at the Paynesville Hospital. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Golden Smiles Senior Citizens Thursday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Marie was born in St. Martin, MN to Bernard and Emma (Derichs) Nordmann. She married Raymond Dingmann on November 21, 1956 in St. Martin Church, St. Martin, MN. Marie and Ray farmed together in Farming until 1984 and retired to Richmond. She was known for her love of quilting, and liked working outside and doing embroidery work. Marie enjoyed her grandchildren along with her great-grandchildren. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish.

Survivors include her children, Dolores (Marvin) Niehaus and Ted Dingmann; grandchildren, Angela (Gary) Mareck, Joe (Heather) Niehaus, Todd, Sara, Justin and Ben Dingmann; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Katelyn, Joshua and Emma; siblings, Cyril (Lorraine) Nordmann, Jerome Nordmann, Joe (Alice) Nordmann, Millie (Roy) Kulzer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond (1986); daughter-in-law, Doris Dingmann (2007); siblings, Marcellus and John (infant).

Paul EisenzimmerPaul Eisenzimmer, age 83
Cold Spring
August 3, 1925 – July 7, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Paul Eisenzimmer, age 83, who died Friday at Sterling Park Care Center, Waite Park. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Friday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. and the Cold Spring American Legion and VFW will pray at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Paul was born in Balta, ND to Rochus and Anges (Schaan) Eisenzimmer. He married Ruth Torborg on September 6, 1948 in St. Joseph Church, Waite Park. He attended and graduated from St. Boniface High School and St. John’s University in 1949. Paul served two years in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He worked for 23 years at the Cold Spring Brewery, and then was the proud owner of the Middle Bar in Cold Spring from 1972 – 1980. Paul enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, playing cards and was an avid Minnesota sports’ fan! He was a member of St. Boniface Parish and the Cold Spring American VFW and Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; children, Paula (Pat) Knettel of Aberdeen, SD, Tom of Cold Spring and Lori (Eric) Skare of Lakeville; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ralph Blake, Rose Alexander, Doris Reitmeier, Clare “Dolly” Scott, Edward Eisenzimmer, Jerome “Bud” Eisenzimmer and Sally Weber.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Rochus Eisenzimmer, Jr., Ray Eisenzimmer, Barb Berns, Alcuin Eisenzimmer, Rev. John A. Otto and Mary Fein.

June 2009

Donald J. OehrleinDonald J. Oehrlein, 70
Watkins
November 17, 1938 - June 27, 2009

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Faith Lutheran Church, St. Cloud for Donald J. Oehrlein, age 70, of Watkins and formerly of St. Cloud who died Saturday at Paynesville Area Hospital. Rev. Joel Sund will officiate and burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sauk Rapids.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the church in St. Cloud.

Donald was born November 17, 1938 in St. Cloud to Jack and Inez (Ness) Oehrlein. He lived and worked in the St. Cloud area his entire life and was involved in the National Guard. Donald enjoyed vacationing in Montana, bird watching, camping, watching western movies and especially his dog, Elsie.

Survivors include his children and their spouses, Richard (Brenda) of St. Joseph, Steven of Boulder, CO, Leonard (Kathy) of Leland, NC, Gail (Ron) Buerman of Richmond, David (Dena) of Willmar; stepchildren, Debbi (Kevin) Dierkhising, Tom (Keely) Rau, Jim Rau, Scott Rau, Kathi Simpkins; brothers and sisters, Elvera Klein of Columbia Heights, Clarence (Polly) of St. Cloud, Marilyn (Larry) Meinert of Nevis, Bernice (Richard) Thell of Sauk Rapids, Robert (Barb) of San Ramon, CA, Janet (Ron) Ruhoff of Sauk Rapids, Judy (Mark) Stevenson of St. Cloud, Joyce (Jerry) Bartlett of Coon Rapids, Debra (Stewart) Reich of Northbrook, IL; sister-in-law, Sharon of St. Cloud; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas; brother-in-law, Lloyd Klein; companion, Barbara Johnson.

Violet O. Lee

Violet O. Lee, age 69
Cold Spring
October 8, 1939 – July 1, 2009

Services will be 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cold Spring, MN for Violet O. Lee, age 69, who died peacefully Wednesday at the Mother Theresa Home, Cold Spring. Inurnment will be at a later date, in Big Grove Lutheran Cemetery, near Brooten, MN.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Tuesday morning prior to the service. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Violet was born in Stearns County, MN to Joseph and Christine (Fauskee) Lee. Violet lived the past 23 years in the Mother Theresa Home, part of Catholic Charities living in Cold Spring. She worked for 22 years at Wacosa, St. Cloud and the last 6 months she worked at the Independent Center, Waite Park. Violet looked forward to visits with her brother and other family members. Walks with Al were the highlight of her days. You could find Violet doing puzzles, sewing, sipping her favorite drink - “Root beer”, joking or teasing anyone in sight, or sitting outside. She also enjoyed traveling and camping.

Survivors include her brother, Al; sister-in-law, Bev Lee; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Lorraine M. ChaikaLorraine M. Chaika, age 86
St. Cloud
January 11, 1923-June 19, 2009


Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30AM Wednesday June 24, 2009 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Lorraine M. Chaika, 86 of St. Cloud who died Friday at the Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud. The Rev. Anthony Oelrich will officiate and burial will be in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud. Friends and relatives may call 1 hour prior to services Wednesday at the church in St. Cloud. Arrangements are being made by the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud.

Lorraine was born January 11, 1923 in Cold Spring to Paul & Clara (Heisler) Theisen. She attended St. Cloud Vo-Tech for sales & management. She married Donald Chaika in September of 1945 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. The couple lived all their married life in St. Cloud. She worked as a bookkeeper for Electric Motor Company, Meyers Transfer, the Typewriter Shop, Marco Business Products and finally at Flow Bob in St. Stephen. She was also a co owner of Donloc Kennels in St. Cloud. She is a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud, and was a member of Granite City Kennel Club. She loved gardening, fishing and roller skating with family and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Darling of St. Joseph; sister, Evie Gross of St. Cloud; grandson, Scott Light of St. Cloud; great grandchildren, Marissa Johnson of Royalton, and Dallas Light of St. Cloud. She is also survived by her loving german shepherd Paco who currently resides in Wisconsin.

She is preceded in death by her father Paul Theisen, mother, Clara Theisen-Stommes, husband Donald on January 8, 1974, sons, Dane on July 26, 1969, William on June 26, 1999, and brothers, Lee, Raymond, Arnold, Harold, and Sylvester.

Dorothy A. Anderson, age 82
Cold Spring, formerly of Mounds View
March 16, 1927 – June 16, 2009

Memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2009 at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 8211 Red Oaks Drive, Mounds View, MN for Dorothy A. Anderson, age 82, who died Tuesday at St. Benedict’s Center, St. Cloud. Burial will be at a later date, in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.

Dorothy was born in Minneapolis, MN to Enos and Goldie (Wilde) Phippen. She married Robert LuVerne Anderson. Dorothy enjoyed her “scooter” walks, bird watching, listening to Irish music, and will be missed by her family and her kitty, Koko.

Survivors include her children, June Anderson, Sherry (Darrell) Telschow, Kathy Anderson, Rick (Wendy) Anderson, Randy (Colleen) Anderson, Cindy Anderson and Kelly (Tim) Schneider; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Nancy Peterson, Evelyn Olson and Doris Winberg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert (1991); brother, Robert Phippen and nephew, Jeff Phippen.

Bernadine HennenBernadine Hennen, age 92
Marty (Pearl Lake)
April 11. 1917 – June 4, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty, MN for Bernadine Hennen, age 92, who died Thursday at the Assumption Home. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery, Marty.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Bernadine was born in Robbinsdale, MN to Edward and Catherine (Rausch) Rossman. She married Herbert Hennen on November 10, 1938 in St. Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas, MN. Bernadine loved spending time with her family. She farmed along side her husband for 43 years near Kimball and was a homemaker. She was an avid Minnesota Twins fan, and enjoyed playing cards, bingo, baking, sewing and quilting. She was a member of Holy Cross Parish and the Christian Women.

Survivors include her loving children, James (Audrey) of Maple Lake, Charles (Barb) of Rockville, Larry (Jeanie) of St. Cloud, Roger (Pat) Sartell, Eldred (Deb) of South Haven, Richard (Karen) of Grey Eagle, Doris (Dan) Voigt of Cold Spring, Wayne (Janelle) of Clearwater; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Marie, Lucille, Isabelle, Erma and Helen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert; 1 grandchild and 1 great-grandchild; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Josephine KwateraJosephine Kwatera, age 91
Cold Spring, formerly of Minneapolis
August 23, 1917 – June 2, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2009 at St. John’s Abbey Church in Collegeville, MN for Josephine C. Kwatera, age 91, who died Tuesday at the Assumption Home, Cold Spring. Burial will be in the Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope.

Relatives and friends may call from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday in the Chapter House, Petters Pavilion at St. John’s, Collegeville. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home.

Josie was born in Minneapolis, MN to Michael and Barbara (Maslowski) Stecz. She married Joseph T. Kwatera on September 17, 1949 in Holy Cross Church, Minneapolis. Josie was a homemaker and she enjoyed sewing.

Survivors include her son, Michael Kwatera, OSB, St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Joseph (1992).

Victor John StommesVictor John Stommes, age 87
Owen, WI formerly of St. Nicholas, MN
December 17, 1921 – June 2, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 5, 2009 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas, MN for Victor John Stommes, age 87, who died Tuesday at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, WI. Burial will be in the St. Nicholas Parish Cemetery, St. Nicholas, MN.

Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday morning in the St. Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas, MN. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Victor was born in St. Nicholas, MN to Nicholas and Margaret (Boeckmann) Stommes. At the age of 18, he ran the family farm after his father died in 1940 until 1947. Victor worked out west for a number of years and moved back to the mid-west settling in Milwaukee, WI. He was a sub-contractor installing doors and windows. One of his passions was reading and learning about economics, as well as investing. He was an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal until recently. Victor retired on a small farm in Thorp, WI. In the late 1990’s, his nephew Richard Stommes (son of William and Laura Stommes) became his personal guardian.

Survivors include his seven siblings, William (Laura) of St. Joseph, Lorraine Spoden of Paynesville, Armella Malikowski of St. Cloud, Marie Stommes of St. Paul, Rosina (Donald) Ruprecht of Cold Spring, Evelyn (Dick) Otremba of St. Cloud and Rita (Rich) Feddema of Richfield; 63 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alphonse, Andrew, Joseph, Clarence, Wilfred and Ralph and his sister, Sister Alverna, OSF.

May 2009

Daniel J. SteichenDaniel J. Steichen, age 61
Pearl Lake
September 14, 1947 – May 26, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake, MN for Daniel J. Steichen, age 61, who died at home in the early morning, following a three year battle with prostate cancer. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery, Pearl Lake.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Daniel was born in St. Cloud, MN to Alfred and Angeline (Bottema) Steichen. He served in the Army National Guard. Dan married Kathleen Margaret Pramann on April 12, 1975. He farmed the original Steichen homestead his entire life, and enjoyed over the road trucking in his later years. He was a loving husband and devoted father.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Kathleen; children, Paul (Kimberly), Ryan, Caryn (Benjamin), Carla (Jason), Keith and Chris; grandchildren, Abigail, Meghann, Edward, Anthony and one more on the way; siblings, John, Donald, Agnes Notch, Kathryn Schueller and Mary Ann Eull.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Angeline and Marlys.

JJanet L. Hinnenkampanet L. Hinnenkamp, age 56
Cold Spring
July 13, 1952 – May 21, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Janet L. Hinnenkamp, age 56, who died Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.

Janet was born in Sauk Centre, MN to Herman and Olivia (Butkowski) Beste. She married Daniel Hinnenkamp on September 16, 1972 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Sauk Centre. Janet worked for Merril Corporation of St. Cloud as a Customer Service Representative. She loved to travel. She loved being surrounded by family and friends.

Survivors include her loving husband, Daniel; mother, Olivia Beste of Cold Spring; brothers & sisters, Bill and Pat Henry of Wolf Point, MT, Mary Lou and Matt Lieser of Cold Spring, Carol and Matt Stalboerger of Princeton, Norm and Barb Henry of Hinton, IA, Loren and Laurie Beste of Sauk Centre, Alan and Tina Beste of St. Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Beste.

Masses and memorials are preferred to the St. Boniface Church, Cold Spring.

Joseph W. MergenJoseph W. Mergen, 80
Farming
September 25, 1928 – May 20, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2009 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Farming, MN for Joseph “Joe” Mergen, age 80, who died Wednesday morning at his home from cancer. Burial will be in the St. Catherine’s Parish Cemetery, Farming.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Farming Community Center in Farming. Parish Prayers will be at 8:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the St. Joseph’s Society and prayer with the Albany American Legion on Friday evening. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Joe was born in Farming, MN to John and Gertrude (Holthaus) Mergen. He married Marilyn Winter on June 21, 1955 in Greenwald. Joe is a Korean War Veteran having served in the United States Navy from 1950 – 1954. He was a farmer and enjoyed woodworking, driving his John Deere tractors, cheering for the Farming Flames baseball team, and spending time with his 22 grandchildren. He was a member of St. Catherine’s Parish, Albany American Legion and St. Joseph Society.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Marilyn; children, Kerry (Barb) of Albany, Tim (Lynn) of Litchfield, Tom (Kim) of Fountain Hills, AZ, Michelle (Brad) Fleischacker of Winsted, Maureen (Ron) Schaefer of New Munich, Joe, Jr. (Joani) of Albany, Margo (John) Mackedanz of Lakeville, Kurt (Janice) of Maple Lake, Eric (Lisa) of Albany and Lee of Avon; 22 grandchildren; sisters, Kathryn (Ben) Dullinger of Waite Park and Louise (Mel) Grams of Little Falls; brothers, Mike (Renee) of Albany and Ben “Jimmy” (Darlene) of Cold Spring; sisters-in-law, Elsie Mergen and Alma Mergen of Albany and Irene Mergen of Waite Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ed, John and George.

Gertrude V. SchutzGertrude V. Schutz, age 93
Eden Valley
April 11, 1916 - May 17, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley for Gertrude V. Schutz, age 93, of Eden Valley, who died Sunday at St. Benedict's Senior Community, St. Cloud. Rev. Virgil Braun will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday (Today) at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley. Eden Valley Senior Citizens will pray at 4:30 p.m., followed by parish prayers at 6:30 p.m., and Assumption Christian Women Society and St. Joseph & St. Mary's Catholic Aid Council at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Gertrude V. Schutz was born April 11, 1916 on a farm near Richmond to Jacob & Mary (Braegelmann) Kron. She married Andrew Schutz on May 30, 1949 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond. Gertrude and Andrew farmed for 29 years, and then moved to Eden Valley where they were employed by Assumption Parish doing janitorial work for 17 years. Gertrude moved to Benedict Homes in St. Cloud in 2005 and then to St. Benedict's Center in 2008. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Assumption Christian Women Society, Eden Valley Senior Citizens, Mother Teresa Mission Group, and St. Joseph & St. Mary's Catholic Aid Council. Gertrude enjoyed quilting, sewing, growing flowers, and hosting family gatherings.

Survivors include her daughters and sons, Laura (Ed) Hill of Cambridge, Ruth Schutz of St. Cloud, Jerry (Deb) Schutz of Richmond, David (Margie) Schutz of Paynesville, and Jane Brookstein of Washington, DC; brother, Eugene Kron of Richmond; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew on Oct. 5, 1996; sisters, Elizabeth Kron, Helen Winkels, Rose Blonigen, and Agnes Schutz; and brothers, Nick, Claude, Leo, and Othmar Kron.

Sylvester BoeckmannSylvester Boeckmann, age 87
Cold Spring formerly of St. Nicholas
February 6, 1922 – May 16, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas, MN for Sylvester Boeckmann, age 87, who died Saturday at his home. Burial will be in the St. Nicholas Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.

Sylvester was born in St. Nicholas, MN to Joseph and Barbara (Nies) Boeckmann. He married Coletta Eisenschenk on May 2, 1956 in St. John the Baptist Church, Collegeville, MN. He was a farmer and enjoyed playing the concertina, drums, cards ~ especially “Sputnik”, and he was an avid Minnesota Twins fan. Sylvester was a member of St. Nicholas Parish.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Coletta; brothers, Wendelin (Ruth); Elmer (Marcella); sister-in-law, Mary.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Gregor (Agnes), Sr. Francetta, OSF, Marcella (Edward) Geislinger, Coletta (Raymond) Kuehnl, Alfred (Marvel), Ludvina (Andrew) Wagner, Hildegard (John) Bates, Othmar and Benedict.

Cyrilla KammermeierCyrilla Kammermeier, age 100
Cold Spring
October 20, 1908 – May 17, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Cyrilla Kammermeier, age 100, who died Sunday at the Assumption Home, Cold Spring. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery, Cold Spring.

A gathering of family and friends will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday morning, in the Narthex of St. Boniface Church. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Cyrilla was born in Albany, MN to Joseph and Gertrude (Fuerstenberg) Wedel. She married Albert Kammermeier on April 26, 1927. Cyrilla was a homemaker all her life. In the late 1960’s, she was instrumental in setting up group homes throughout Stearns County. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Christian Women, St. John’s and St. Julian’s Mission Groups.

Survivors include her loving children, Wallace of Minneapolis, Lila Bernick of St. Cloud, Cyril of WV and Mary Lee Kammermeier of St. Luke’s Group Home in Cold Spring; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert (1971); sons, Lloyd, Charles, Roger and Hugh.

Memorials are preferred to either the St. Luke’s Group Home or Assumption Nursing Home.

Arthur “Art” LeyArthur “Art” Ley, age 87
Roscoe
April 27, 1922 – May 16, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe, MN for Arthur “Art” Ley, age 87, who died Saturday at the Koronis Manor in Paynesville. Burial will be in the St. Agnes Parish Cemetery, Roscoe.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 8:00 p.m. followed by the St. Joseph’s Society on Tuesday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Art was born in Roscoe, MN to John and Zitta (Zaczkowski) Ley. He married Lucille Schmitt on January 16, 1945 in St. Benedict’s Church, Avon. Art was a farmer, carpenter and loved to travel. He spent his retirement years in his shop; inventing and tinkering with just about anything he could get his hands on! He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and St. Joseph’s Society.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Lucille; children, Jo Ann (Richard) Stang of St. Augusta, LeRoy (Sandy) Ley of Roscoe, Duane “Mickey” of Cold Spring and Joyce (Alvin) Olmscheid of Roscoe; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lucetta Meyers and Gisele Thole; brothers, Anthony and Cyril.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

John H. “Jack” TaplettJohn H. “Jack” Taplett, age 96
Cold Spring
August 8, 1912 – May 6, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009 in the Chapel of Assumption Nursing Home, Cold Spring, MN for John H. “Jack” Taplett, age 96, who died Wednesday at the Assumption Home. Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday morning in the Chapel at Assumption Home, Cold Spring. Funeral arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Jack was born in Tyndall, SD to John J. and Barbara (Oliva) Taplett. He married Grace Deklotz on August 5, 1946 in Tyndall, SD. Jack served in the United States Navy during WWII from April 7, 1942 to November 25, 1945. He worked at Cold Spring Granite Company as manager of the Mausoleum Division. He retired on October 31, 1977. Jack loved golfing, baseball, bowling and traveling with his wife, Grace. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Knights of Columbus, Cold Spring American Legion and Rich Spring Golf Club.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Grace; nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

April 2009

James R. TotzJames R. Totz, age 59
Richmond
April 3, 1950 – April 28, 2009

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN for James R. Totz, age 59, who died Tuesday. Inurnment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery, Cold Spring.

Jim was born in St. Cloud, MN to Herman and Freda (Diger) Totz. He married Diann Ehresmann in 1999, in Richmond. Jim proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Cold Spring Granite Company for 28 years. Jim enjoyed camping on the Mississippi River with his brothers and he loved his Argo.

Survivors include his mother, Freda; siblings, Patty Boe, Herman Jr., Marvin, Jean Ruprecht, Carol Stodolka, Bill, Richard, David, John, Mary Williams and Suzy Tschida; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diann (2000), and his father, Herman.

Mary Ann Eiynck, age 78
Richmond
November 5, 1930 – April 27, 2009

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2009 at the Country Manor Chapel in Sartell, MN for Mary Ann Eiynck, age 78. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the Country Manor in Sartell. Arrangements were entrusted to the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Survivors include her son, Michael (Heide) and grandchildren, Jimmy and Heather.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert (2006).

Hildegarde FischerHildegarde Fischer, age 84
Cold Spring
June 13, 1924 – April 27, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 4, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Hildegarde Fischer, age 84, who died Monday at Country Manor, Sartell. Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery, Cold Spring.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Monday morning, at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. The Christian Women will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday evening.

Hildegarde was born in St. Martin, MN to Peter and Anna (Buerman) Ehresmann. She married Andrew Fischer on June 13, 1946 in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Richmond. Hildegarde enjoyed raising her family, sewing clothes, cooking, quilting, gardening, playing cards, and visiting. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Christian Women and St. John’s Circle.

Survivors include her children, Joan (Jeff) Ratcliff of St. Cloud, Sharon (James) Goellner of Sauk Centre, Marlene (Bruce) Ruprecht of Grove City and Leon (Kathy) Fischer of Becker; sisters, Anna Mae Lauer, Eileen Kremer and Marie Glieden; brother, Greg Ehresmann; 6 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew (2004); parents; siblings, Hubert, Richard, Al, Raymond, Herbert, Julia, Viola, Lillian, and Lucille.

James J. WeberJames J. Weber, age 70
Richmond
October 19, 1938 – April 21, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for James J. Weber, age 70, who died Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery, Richmond.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.

Jim was born in Munson Township, MN to John “Marlin” and Dorothy (Ressemann) Weber. He married Jeanie Haehn on May 30, 1962 in St. Peter Church, St. Cloud. Jim served in the Army Reserves for six years. He worked for Smurfit-Stone Container in St. Cloud for 43 years retiring in 2005. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, watching his kids and grandkids play sports. Jim was an avid amateur baseball fan~ having played for and watched the Roscoe Rangers for many years. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jeanie; son, Dan (Carol) Weber of Cold Spring, daughter, Mary (Randy) Rothstein and grandchildren, Trent and Jill of Richmond; sister, Jeanie (Charlie) Mackedanz of Paynesville; nephews, Rick, Dale and Brian.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Kenneth “Kenny” CaterKenneth “Kenny” Cater, age 91
Cold Spring
May 27, 1917 – April 17, 2009

A Memorial Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2009 at First United Methodist Church in St. Cloud, MN for Kenneth “Kenny” Cater, age 91, who died Friday at the VA Medical Center. A private family burial will be at 11:30 a.m. in the North Star Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. There will be a prayer service at 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Ken was born in St. Cloud, MN to Charles and Margaret (Hawkins) Cater. He married Virginia (Jinny) Michaelson on April 18, 1947 at Peabody Avenue Methodist Church, Memphis, TN. Ken played for the All City Marching Band, Directed by G. Oliver Riggs. He graduated from St. Cloud Tech H.S. in 1935 then attended St. John’s University. Ken was an Army Air Force Pilot for four years during World War II. After the couple moved back to St. Cloud; from 1953–1956 he owned and operated Ken Cater’s Sports Shop in the basement of the old Guaranty State Bank. From 1956–1959 he was a salesman and gunsmith for Thielman Hardware. For the next 28 years, he went to work for Gopher Shooters Supply in Faribault as a sales representative for central and northern MN. Ken started trapshooting in the early 1950’s. He became a Director of the MN Trapshooting Association in 1965; in 1968 he was elected Vice President; in 1969 elected President and then back to serving as Director. Ken was treasurer from 1969–1975 and was appointed MTA Secretary and Treasurer for sometime after that. He helped a good many clubs get started. Ken has won several community service awards and trophies because of his involvement with trapshooting. In 1990, Ken was inducted into the Minnesota Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame. Ken was also an avid hunter. He loved duck and goose hunting and many years back he enjoyed spending the opener for deer hunting with his brother, brothers-in-law and nephews at the ’deer camp’. Many a story was told. He went partridge hunting with his wife and daughter and every spring he and his wife Jinny, would go prairie dog hunting in N.D. Ken loved to travel with his family all over the U. S. and overseas. He loved to play golf. Ken was a member of the St. John’s Alumni, Elks Club-for 32 years, the Cold Spring American Legion Post #455, the NRA, and Ducks Unlimited. Ken was known by some as “Hawk”. Ken always had a lot of stories to tell people regarding his life’s’ adventures. He treated everyone with respect and loved everything and everyone around him. He never missed anything his daughter or grandchildren were involved in. Ken was always there to wipe the tears away and bring a smile to your face. Life will never be the same without him.

Ken “Dad” spent the last year and a half at the VA Medical Center, Bldg. 49-1. He received the most outstanding care there and no words can express how wonderful the nurses are on that floor! They were always there when he ‘needed’ them and they were always willing to go that extra mile. They made Dad feel ‘extra special’. Dad was kept busy with the activities on ward and off ward outings. Last October he was able to go on his last deer hunt. Dad was touched so much by everyone. Thank you so very much for sharing in his life.

Survivors include his daughter, Kimberly Cater-Phillips of Cold Spring; grandchildren, Nicholas, Jess and Kristi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia “Jinny” (07-12-2007); brother, Harry; sisters, Edna Wilson and Helen Bensen; niece, Catherine and nephew, Cork.

Dorothy A. HonerDorothy A. Honer
April 23, 1916 ~ April 10, 2009
St. Joseph, MN

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Dorothy A. Honer, age 92, of St. Joseph will be at 10 am on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Collegeville, MN. The Rev. Eugene McGlothlin OSB will officiate. Burial will be in St. Boniface parish cemetery in Cold Spring, MN. Dorothy died on April 10, 2009 at her home.

Family and friends may call between 4-9 pm on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph and after 9 am on Tuesday at the church in Collegeville. Parish prayers will be at 4 pm on Monday at the funeral home in St. Joseph, MN.

Dorothy was born on April 23, 1916 in St. Augusta, MN to Clement and Mary (Gohman) Potthoff. She married Waldemar "Wally" Franklin Honer on September 24, 1938 at St. Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta, MN. They were in their sixty-first year of marriage when Wally passed away in 1999.

Dorothy was a life-long resident of the St. Cloud area, a member of the Daughters of Isabella and Crosier Apostolate, and a member of St. John the Baptist church in Collegeville, MN.

Dorothy loved visiting with family and friends and always had a pot of coffee and cookies ready for anyone who stopped in. She was an avid Twins and Vikings fan and also enjoyed watching CNN. Her other interests included playing cards, watching birds, enjoying the activity of the maple syrup operation on her farm, and keeping track of her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons and daughters, Pamela (Daniel) Eller and Lancelot (Valerie) of Cold Spring, Michelle (Thomas) Carlson, Wayne (Doreen) and Frederick (Jean) of St. Joseph, John (Judy) of La Porte, Randall (Cheryl) of St. Augusta and William of Walker, twenty-four grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, sisters Olga Schneider of Watkins and Edna Kraus of Blaine.

She was preceded in death by her husband Waldemar on March 18, 1999, two sisters, two brothers and one great grandson.

Memorials are preferred to St. John the Baptist Church Building Fund, Collegeville.

Alfred W. Hinkemeyer, age 76Alfred W. Hinkemeyer, age 76
Cold Spring
August 14, 1932 – April 15, 2009

Funeral Service will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2009 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN for Alfred W. Hinkemeyer, age 76, who died Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Relatives and friends may call from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond (151 Oakwood Ave. S.E.).

Al was born in St. Augusta, MN to Theodore and Catherine (Gohman) Hinkemeyer. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was founder of Buffalo Collision Repair. Al was devoted to his family, and enjoyed spending time with his special neighbors and friends. He was an avid fisherman and gardener, who loved his more than 40 years on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes. He was a member of the Cold Spring American Legion Post #455 and Buffalo American Legion Post #270, where he was past commander.

Survivors include his children, Bill Hinkemeyer of Buffalo, Bonnie (Scott) Devitt of Buffalo, Barb McIntosh of Buffalo, Michael (Tracy) Hinkemeyer of Monticello, Michele Hinkemeyer of Buffalo, Stacy Hinkemeyer of Buffalo, and Patricia (fiancé, Gene Thompson) of Elk River; grandchildren, Jason (Chrissy) Hinkemeyer, Tina (Tracy) Vetruba, Erica Curtis, Brienne and Jenna Hinkemeyer, Ryan and Rachel McIntosh, Amanda Elsenpeter, Heather and Megan Mero, and Joshua Hinkemeyer; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Larry (Rosie), Merrill (Delores), Duane (Marlys) and Jerry (Shari); sister-in-law, Mille.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Erling.

Al will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Timothy J. MurphyTimothy J. Murphy, age 85
Cold Spring
January 4, 1924 – April 15, 2009

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Timothy “Tim” J. Murphy, age 85, who died Wednesday, peacefully at his home. Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Cold Spring, MN.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Tim was born in St. Wendell Township, MN to Vincent and Anna (Pogatshnik) Murphy. He married Frances Zupan on April 18, 1944 at the Church of St. Stephen, St. Stephen, MN. Tim worked for Cold Spring Granite Co. for 22 years and then founded Murphy Granite Carving, Inc. in Richmond where he was president of the company until March 10, 2003. Tim was a member of St. Boniface Parish, NRA, Ducks Unlimited and a past member of Northwest Monument Builders, Monument Builders of North America, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his children, Gary, Pat, Art, Mark, Dan, Kelly, and Carmel; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sister, Melvina Brix.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie (02-06-09); parents; daughter, Marie; son, Jim; brothers, Joseph and Herbert.

Edwin I. TheisEdwin I. Theis, age 84
Cold Spring
September 4, 1924 – April 13, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Edwin “Eddie” Theis, age 84, who died after a four year battle with cancer and met our Lord on Monday evening. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Friday morning in the Narthex of St. Boniface Church. Parish Prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Catholic Order of Foresters and Cold Spring American Legion on Thursday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Edwin was born in St. Nicholas, MN to William and Theresia (Schreiner) Theis. He married Adeline Nistler on September 5, 1949 in Assumption Church, Eden Valley, MN. Eddie served in the United States Army from February 23, 1945 thru December 16, 1946. He retired from the Cold Spring Granite Company after 41 years of employment. Eddie enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, playing cards, reading, playing the accordion, and baseball-especially the Minnesota Twins. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Cold Spring American Legion.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, 7 months, Adeline; children, Anna Marie (Richard) Holdvogt of New Munich, Donna Mae (Irvin) Wolbeck of Sauk Centre, Theresia of Colorado Springs, CO, Ronald (Karen) of Richmond, and Thomas (Kathy) of Eden Valley; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Monica (Lawrence) Huschle of Eden valley, Veronica (Donald) Kaeter of Sauk Rapids, Marie (Ralph) Nistler of St. Cloud, Rufina (Sylvester) Jagielski of Rogers; brothers, Roman of St. Paul, Alfred (Ludwina) of St. Nicholas and Alphonse (Alice) of Cold Spring.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Steven, Joseph and 3 infant brothers.

Patricia “Pat” RyanPatricia “Pat” Ryan, age 77
Cold Spring
October 7, 1931 – April 9, 2009

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Patricia Ryan, age 77, who died Thursday at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Inurnment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Litchfield, MN.

Gathering of relatives and friends will be an hour prior to the service in the church Monday morning. Arrangements are entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Pat was born in Excelsior, MN to Harry and Marie (Happ) Heutmaker. She married Richard James Ryan on May 1, 1950 in St. Joan of Arc Church, Minneapolis. Prior to her retirement, Pat worked in Advertising Sales for Cooperative Church Supply in St. Louis Park. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, gardening, and cooking. Pat volunteered with the Stearns County South Central Food Shelf, traveled the United States with her husband and traveled to Europe with her sister, Margie. She loved quilting and passed this gift on. She now resides with her Lord and Savior.

Survivors include her children, Kathleen (Sheldon) Johnson of Gemmell, Timothy Ryan of Minneapolis, Peggy Ryan of Richmond, Daniel Ryan of Mizpah, Marianne (Jeff) Scheel of Zimmerman and Teresa (Kurt) Greniger of Greenfield; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie Holl of Berkley, CA and Margie Olson of Eden Prairie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard James Ryan (2005): parents; brother, Gary A. Heutmaker (1991).

Memorials are preferred to the Rocori Trail Project in care of, City of Cold Spring, 27 Red River Ave. So., Cold Spring, MN 56320.

March 2009

Celestine G. PierskallaCelestine G. Pierskalla, age 84
Cold Spring
November 18, 1924 – March 29, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Celestine G. Pierskalla, age 84, who died Sunday at the Assumption Home, Cold Spring. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be 4:00 p.m., at 7:00 p.m. the Cold Spring Area Maennerchor will sing a tribute, followed by a rosary with the Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph’s Society on Wednesday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Celestine was born in Collegeville, MN to August and Justina (Reisinger) Pierskalla. He married Marie Schmitz on June 4, 1946 in Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Richmond. He worked at St. John’s from 1944 to 1947, and at the Cold Spring Granite Company from 1948 – 1956. For the next 32 years he worked for Monumental Sales, Inc. in St. Cloud as a foreman until his retirement in 1989. He loved to watch and feed the birds, woodworking, traveling, enjoying trips to Irondale, AL and visiting with Mother Angelica and the EWTN staff. A favorite trip was to Germany with the Maennerchor in 1991. He loved the Lord and spending precious time with his family. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Knights of Columbus, 30 plus year member of the St. Boniface Church Choir and Area Maennerchor, St. Boniface Resurrection Choir, St. Joseph’s Society, TEC and Koinonia.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Marie; daughters, Rosie (Dave) Brickweg of Richmond, Alice (Stan) Jungels of Cold Spring, Carol (Dennis) Stevens of Aurora, CO, Ardis (Scott) Madsen of St. Cloud and Susie (Dennis) Hoffmann of Cold Spring; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Schneider of Waite Park; step-sister, Carolyn Roering of St. Joseph; step-brothers, Hubert Wasner of Albany and Sylvester Wasner of Rice.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald (1968); father, August (1927); mother, Justina (1994); step-father, Mathias Wasner (1963); step-brother, Lawrence (1998) and
8 grandchildren (his little angels).

Annalise Gabrielle Newberry, Infant,
Cold Spring

Service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Lorraine M. EhresmannLorraine M. Ehresmann, age 79
St. Martin
October 5, 1929 – March 27, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2009 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Lorraine M. Ehresmann, age 79, who died Friday at the Paynesville Area Hospital after a yearlong battle with cancer. Burial will be in the St. Martin Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Monday morning in the St. Martin Parish Hall. A rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. by the St. Ann’s Christian Women, Catholic Aid Association, and the Rosary Sodality followed by Parish Prayers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

Lorraine was born in Lake Henry, MN to William and Margaret (Waldorf) Wuertz. She married Romuald Ehresmann on June 26, 1950 in St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martin. Lorraine loved and cherished her family. She worked along side her husband at Mondloch Inc. in St. Martin for many years. Lorraine enjoyed baking (especially buns), quilting, bowling, sewing, upholstery and drapery work, fishing, playing cards and gardening. She was a member of St. Martin Parish, St. Ann’s Christian Women, Our Lady of Fatima Mission Group, St. Paul’s Mission Group, Catholic Aid Association, and the Rosary Sodality.

Survivors include her husband, Romuald; children, Joan (Clancy) Olmscheid of St. Martin, Mary (Jerry) Schneider of Cold Spring, Tom (Joelle) Ehresmann of St. Martin and Rosie (Bruce) Osendorf of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Jennifer, Curt, Eric, Tricia, Melissa, Jodi, Dana, Ryan, Nicole, Breanna, Kelsey and Shannon; great-grandchildren, Crystal, Chloe, Logan, Hanna, Aiden, Addison and Amelia; siblings, Vivian Mueller, Art (Leona) Wuertz and Vernon (Pat) Wuertz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Melvin Wuertz and one grandchild.

Bonnie FiliatraultBonnie Filiatrault, age 57
Eden Valley
March 5, 1952 – March 22, 2009

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cold Spring, MN for Bonnie Filiatrault, age 57, who died Sunday.

Bonnie was born in Wheaton, MN to Warren and Mabel (Hoaglund) Pearson. She married George Filiatrault on January 1, 2001 in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Cold Spring. Bonnie worked for the past 17 years at Dezurik. She enjoyed doing crafts and writing to her many pen pals. Bonnie volunteered many hours to her church, school, Tri-Cap, Cold Spring area food shelf, and she also started the TOPS group in Cold Spring. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Bonnie was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and the St. Cloud Aeire.

Survivors include her husband, George; children, Warren Schmidt, Kari (Michael) Murphy, Jeri Schmidt, Lana Schmidt, Scott Filiatrault, Eric (Jill) Filiatrault; 7 grandchildren; mother, Mabel (Don) Johnson; siblings, Barb (Jerry) Griewhan, Sharon Koshiol, Sheryl (Carl) Wesenberg and David Meyer.

She was preceded in death by her father, Warren Pearson.

Alan KoskaAlan Koska, age 48
Cold Spring
October 26, 1960 – March 16, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Alan Koska, age 48, who died Monday at Regency Hospital in Mpls. after a short and courageous battle with lung cancer. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Thursday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Al was born in St. Cloud, MN to Victor and Esther (Terres) Koska. At the age of 4 the family moved to Cold Spring where Al attended St. Boniface Elementary School, ROCORI High School (graduating in 1979), and St. Cloud Technical College. Al worked 17 years at Fingerhut and was currently working at Border States Electric in St. Cloud. He was an avid bowler, bowling as many as 3 nights a week on different leagues. Al achieved several 300 games and held the title of ‘Bowler of the Year’ in Cold Spring several different years. He was a Boy Scout with Troop # 15 when he was younger. Al enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards and woodworking.

Survivors include his mother, Esther Koska (Assumption Nursing Home), of Cold Spring; brother, Gary (Nancy) Koska of Cold Spring; significant other, Diane of Richmond; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Victor (1971).

Stephanie J. HommerdingStephanie J. Hommerding, age 17
Cold Spring
April 5, 1991 – March 8, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Stephanie J. Hommerding, age 17, who died Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital after a two year battle with cancer. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond (151 Oakwood Ave. S.E.). Parish Prayers will be at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Stephanie was born in St. Cloud, MN to Nicholas and Lori (Goebel) Hommerding. She was a senior at ROCORI High School where she was a home coming queen attendant. Stephanie was a member of the St. Cloud School of Dance for 10 years…she loved to dance! She looked forward to spending time with her family and friends, and camping. Stephanie taught a lot of people the true meaning of ‘friendship’ and will be missed by her family, friends and her dog, Jerry. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish.

Survivors include her parents, Nicholas and Lori; sister, Jessi (fiancé Matt) and niece, Baili; grandmothers, Jean Goebel and Marian Hommerding; grandfather, LeRoy (Alice) Goebel; great-grandmother, Clara Klimmek; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her godfather, Joe Goebel; grandfather, Cuthbert Hommerding; uncle, Allen Hommerding and great-grandfather, Ruben Klimmek.

Memorials are preferred to the Stephanie Hommerding Memorial Fund.

Eileen ChirhartEileen Chirhart, age 92
Cold Spring
April 1, 1916 – March 7, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Eileen Chirhart, age 92, who died Saturday at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Burial will be in the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Royalton, MN.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. The Christian Women will pray a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Parish Prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Eileen was born in Litchfield, MN to Albert and Mary (Hogan) Heaton. She married George W. Chirhart on September 14, 1937 in St. Augustine’s Church, St. Cloud. Eileen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a homemaker and liked doing arts and crafts, sewing and playing cards. She was a member of St. Boniface Parish and Christian Women.

Survivors include her children, James (Penny) Chirhart, Jean (Les) Heying, Don (Marlene) Chirhart, Douglas (Gladys) Chirhart, Kathleen Chirhart, Robert Chirhart, Kevin (friend, Carol) Chirhart; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George (2005): daughter, Jane; parents; 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Memorials are preferred to the donors’ choice.

Feburary 2009

Joanne M. PrattJoanne M. Pratt, 49
December 2, 1959 - February 22, 2009

JoAnne Marie (Senart) Pratt was born December 2, 1959 in Holdingford, MN, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (Denk) Senart. She was raised in Holdingford where attended school. In 1976 her family moved to Cold Spring where she graduated from high school in 1978.

Following her schooling she enlisted in the United States Air Force. After a brief time with the Air Force she returned to Minnesota and lived in Melrose and later Avon where she worked as a waitress. On September 8, 1919 JoAnne was united in marriage to Douglas Brackin at the Forada Presbyterian Church. JoAnne was blessed with two children, Rachael and Bradley. The couple moved to Cedar Park, TX. JoAnne worked at a nursing home in Austin and later at Motorola. She then became a home health aide.

On February 14, 1994 JoAnne was united in marriage to Leland Pratt at Leland’s parents’ home. The family moved to New Mexico where JoAnne established a business making and selling pottery. While living in New Mexico, JoAnne was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. As the disease progressed JoAnne’s daughter, Rachael, took over her mother’s care in 1998. JoAnne was brought back to Minnesota and made her home at the Viking Towers. As her disease progressed JoAnne eventually moved to Knute Nelson.

JoAnne enjoyed spending time shopping and going out to eat at Perkins. She enjoyed hot air ballooning and participated as a crewmember at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. JoAnne loved celebrating Christmas. She also served her family as historian and genealogist. Most special to JoAnne was the time she spent with her grandchildren; she couldn’t have loved them more.

On Sunday, February 22, 2009 JoAnne died at the age of forty-nine years. JoAnne was active with the Huntington’s Disease Society. As a gesture of love and hope for her family JoAnne chose to donate her body to science. The Harvard medical School, doing research on Huntington’s will benefit directly from JoAnne’s donation. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Senart; her twin sons, Jude & Simon; her brother, Duane Senart; and an infant niece, Kelly. JoAnne is survived by her daughter, Rachael Radil and husband, Matthew, of Alexandria; her son, Bradley Brackin and friend, Julia, of Fifty Lakes, MN; her grandchildren, James Radil, Evan Radil, Jordan Brackin, McKenzie Brackin, and Christian Brackin; one brother, Mike Senart of Wisconsin; and two sisters, Jolene Woodard and husband, Richard, of Osakis, MN and Barb Swanton and husband, Scott, of Florida.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, MN. Rev. Joan Wittrock officiated. American Legion Post 87 and VFW Post 936 provided military honors.

Arrangements were with the Anderson Funeral Home.

Leo M. SalzerLeo M. Salzer
Cold Spring
October 12, 1917 – February 14, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring for Leo M. Salzer, age 91 who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Leo was born in Cold Spring, MN to Joseph and Anna (Fleischhacker) Salzer. He married Philomene A. Kohorst on June 14, 1949 at St. Martin Catholic Church. Leo loved spending time with his family. Farming was his passion to live off the land and supply a good income for his family. He spent lots of time tinkering with his Massey-Ferguson equipment, picking agates, cutting wood, and working with his cattle, pigs and chickens. There was never a boring time for him as he was always busy from sunrise to sunset. If he was not working, he was visiting with neighbors and friends. He will be missed for his humor and sarcasm and his loving heart.

Survivors include his children, Mike (Joyce) of Barnum, Don of Sartell, Myrna (Chuck) Loso of Willmar, Linda (Terry) Loso of St. Joseph, Laura (Paul) Hemmingson of Sioux Falls, SD, and Leroy (Sandy) of Cold Spring; sister, Sister Marcus of St. Cloud; brothers, Fred of St. Joseph and Robert of Cold Spring; 11 Grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Philomene; parents; brothers, George, Al, Leander, Mark, Alfred and infant brother Anthony; sisters, Sister Clarita, Marie Duerr, Katherine Stein; grandchildren, Chad Salzer, Kyle Loso and Jessie Salzer.

Alice A. Schulz, 89Alice A. Schulz, 89
Cold Spring
October 7, 1919 – February 11, 2009

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 2009 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cold Spring for Alice A. Schulz, age 89 who died Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Gloria Dei Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday (today) and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. There will be a prayer service at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alice was born in St. Cloud, MN to Louis and Louise (Donner) Golembeck. She was baptized October 26, 1919 and confirmed in 1933. Alice married William R. Schulz on July 18, 1942 at the Peace United Church of Christ in St. Cloud, MN. Alice was a homemaker and washed laundry at the ROCORI High School in Cold Spring for many years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidering, cross stitch and playing cards.

Survivors include her children, Herbert (Cathy) Schulz and Dee Dee Bruyere; grandchildren, Jessica (Christopher) Bryan and Kortnie, Jacqueline, Hailey, and Cody Schulz; great-grandchildren Trysta Bruyere and Jonathan Bryan.

Preceded in death by her husband William, parents, her sister Irene Pitschka, brother Arno Golembeck and an infant sister.

Frankie (Frances) MurphyFrankie (Frances) Murphy, age 82
Cold Spring
January 4, 1927 – February 6, 2009

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN for Frankie (Frances) Murphy, age 82, who died Friday peacefully at her home. Pastor Denny Curran will officiate. Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Cold Spring, MN.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday and from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Frankie was born in Brockway Township, MN to Felix Zupan and Anna (Zima) Zupan. She married Timothy Joseph Murphy on April 18, 1944 at the Church of St. Stephen, St. Stephen, MN. She was a loyal housewife and assisted her husband Tim in starting Murphy Granite and worked there for many years in an administrative/bookkeeping role.

Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Tim and children Gary, Pat, Art, Mark, Dan, Kelly and Carmel; and 8 grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Marie; son, Jim; brothers, Ernest and Jim; and sisters, Juliana and Hildegard.

Tresa I. YoungTresa I. Young, age 89
Formerly of Kimball
October 9, 1919 - January 28, 2009

Tresa I. Young, age 89 of South Haven, formerly of Kimball died Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Lakeside Community Home of Dassel, where she was a resident for the past two weeks.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2009 at St. Annes Catholic Church, Kimball. Fr. Donald Wagner will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Kimball. A prayer service will be held 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Tresa Irene Young was born on October 9, 1919 in Meeker County to Timothy and Florence (Gilman) Miller. She married Leo P. Young on April 18, 1936 in Darwin and he preceded her in death on October 8, 1998. She lived in Meeker County most of her life where they farmed and raised 10 children. Tresa worked at Travelers Inn and Nortronic in Golden Valley. She was a member of St. Annes Catholic Church, Kimball. Tresa enjoyed baking bread, pies and donuts, playing cards, ice fishing and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Carol & Raymond Wagner of Dassel, Leo & Patricia of Coon Rapids, Douglas & Leona of Watkins, Dorothy & Joseph Wolter of Sartell, Mary & Robert Vannurden of Kimball, Elizabeth Bryant of International Falls, Patricia & Donald Linz of Richmond and Darrell of South Haven; brother, Chuck of Sun City, AZ; sisters, Ann Nelson of Phoenix, AZ, Mae & Al Harrison of Denver, CO; 37 grandchildren; 95 great grandchildren; and 7 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo; sons, David and Robert; parents, Timothy and Florence; brother, Bud Miller; sisters, Lorena Stiff and Grace Hartinger.

Pallbearers will be Adam Holm, Jordan Dietz, Jamie Pfitzer, Jordan Young, Timothy Krouth and Jonathan Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Catherine Krouth, Deneen Young, Irene Shoutz, Lisa Myers, Stacy Samuelson, Peggy Holm, Tresa Ringwelski, Dawn Pfitzer and Becky Darwin. Frosty Schiefelbein, organist, and the St. Anne Choir will provide the music for the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Kimball. Obituary, Guestbook & Video Tribute online at dingmannfuneral.com

Clarence H. “Tiny” GertkenClarence H. “Tiny” Gertken, age 87
Richmond
April 27, 1921 – January 31, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Clarence H. “Tiny” Gertken, age 87, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Richmond American Legion Post #292 will pray at 7:30 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Knights of Columbus Tuesday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Clarence was born in St. Cloud, MN to Tobias and Frances (Storkamp) Gertken. Tiny loved music and played in the St. Cloud Municipal Band. He married Hanna O’Keefe on June 8, 1944 in Louisville, KY. Clarence served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater. Prior to being shipped over seas he taught in the Tracked Vehicle School at Fort Knox, KY. He worked at International Harvester in St. Cloud for over 20 years as a mechanic. He later worked at St. Cloud State University from 1970 – 1983 where he was in charge of the motorized equipment. He also enjoyed mowing grass, building things, gardening and snowmobiling. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Richmond American Legion and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his children, Ed (Marlys) of Sauk Rapids, Carol F. Thompson of Lake Elmo, MaryAnn (Gregory) Johnson of Richmond and John S. (Joyce) of Eden Valley; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hanna (2007) and his parents.

January 2009

Eric H. VogtEric H. Vogt, age 75
Cold Spring
January 4, 1934 – January 28, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Eric H. Vogt, age 75, who died Wednesday at his home from heart failure. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Eric was born in Richmond, MN to Leo and Christine (Thelen) Vogt. He married Nancy Spoden on July 25, 1953 in St. Boniface Church, Cold Spring. Eric loved and cherished his family. He was a butcher, meat cutter, and owner of Vogt Food Market. He served his community as mayor, councilman, planning commission and being part of the deputy sheriff’s special unit. Eric was proud of his community and always strived to help it continue to grow and prosper. His positive attitude in life will be missed, but sure to be carried on in his children and grandchildren. Eric enjoyed hunting, fishing, welding, building projects and just being an all around handyman. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish.

Survivors include his children, Dave (Donna), John (Sandy), Sandy Vogt Storms; brother, Denis (Pat); grandchildren, Tammy (Shawn) Garding, Amy (Joel) Theis, Christina (Nic) Stang, Ryan (Becky) Storms, Eric and Amber Vogt; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Shelby, Merideth, Alayna, Courtney, Abby and Savannah.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy (2006); granddaughter, Shelly Storms; parents; brother, David.

Edwin M. TorborgEdwin M. Torborg, age 85
Richmond
January 10, 1924 – January 22, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Edwin M. Torborg, age 85, who died Thursday. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Monday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. and the Richmond American Legion #292 will pray at 8:00 p.m. followed by a rosary with the Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus, and Catholic Aid Association Sunday evening.

Edwin was born in Richmond, MN to Henry and Mary (Hannekan) Torborg. He married Margaret Stommes on June 16, 1947 in St. Nicholas Church, St. Nicholas, MN. Edwin loved spending time with his family. He served in the United States Army 82nd Airborne during World War II. Edwin was a life long farmer and owner and operator of Torborg Manufacturing where he made and fixed many things from television antennas to snow blowers. In his spare time he enjoyed playing cards, cribbage and telling stories. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Catholic Order of Foresters, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Aid Association, Richmond American Legion #292 and the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery Committee.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 ½ years, Margaret; children, Rose Torborg, Jim (Joyce) Torborg, Paul Torborg, Mary (Rick) Winter, Helen (Russ) Prill and Sue (Daryl) Trautmiller; 18 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Margaret Worm, Meinrad (Del) Torborg, Rose Schleper and Bob (Shirley) Torborg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother; sisters Agnes Geers and Ann Nolan; brother, Raymond Torborg.

Jeanne H. Dreher, 77
St. Cloud
October 7, 1931 ~ January 21, 2009

Jeanne Hazel Dreher, age 77, St. Cloud, MN, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the home of her daughter in Rockville, MN.

Graveside services will be Friday, January 23, 2009 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Jeanne was born October 7, 1931 in Great Falls, MT to Robert and Hazel (Bureau) Lapeyre. She graduated from Great Falls High School and attended the School of Business, Minneapolis, MN for two years. She was employed by Travelers Insurance, St. Louis Park, MN for seven years, retiring in 1990. Jeanne moved to Annandale and then to St. Cloud in 1995. She belonged to Whitney Senior Center, was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Georgianne Dreher and Larry Dimatteo of Rockville, MN; two grandchildren, Adele and Peter, and a sister, Val Bilinski of Portland, OR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Peter J. Dreher, son, Jeffrey, one brother, Bob and one sister, Ardie. Memorials are preferred to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Hildegarde HansgenHildegarde Hansgen, age 85
Richmond
July 27, 1923 – January 18, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Hildegarde Hansgen, age 85, who died Sunday. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Christian Women, Golden Smiles Senior Citizens, Catholic Aid Association, Daughters of Isabella, and the Mission Club-Maria Goretti on Tuesday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

Hildegarde was born in Farming Township, MN to John and Anna (Behnen) Ramler. She married Everett M. Hansgen in Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Richmond. Hildegarde loved and cherished her family. She was a postal carrier in Cold Spring and was the Postmaster in Richmond for many years. She was a bus driver for Richmond Bus Service and she enjoyed fishing and playing cards. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, Catholic Aid Association, Christian Women, Daughters of Isabella and the Mission Club-Maria Goretti.

Survivors include her children, Nick (Diane) Hansgen, Dr. Diane Hansgen (Ted Ahlbrecht), Debra (Bruce) Cunningham, David (Mary) Hansgen, Dan (Beth) Hansgen, Denise (Brian) Kurowski, Everett Hansgen, Jr. and Jean (Don) Olmscheid; 20 grandchildren; sisters, Marcy Pivic, Erma (Vernon) Theisen, Edith Stein, and brother, Cyril (Darlene) Ramler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett (1963), parents; daughters, Jackie Wenner and Joan Goebel; brothers, Walter and Art Ramler and one grandson.

Bonnie L. HlebainBonnie L. Hlebain, 57
Sartell
April 28, 1951 - January 9, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Sartell for Bonnie L. Hlebain, age 57 of Sartell, who died Friday at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Rev. Lauren Germann and Rev. Patrick Riley will officiate and burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, St. Stephen. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church in Sartell. St. Monica's Society (Christian Women) will pray the rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Sauk Rapids.

Bonnie was born April 28, 1951 in Maple Lake to Basil & Kathleen (Raiche) Loch. She married Rick Hlebain on October 10, 1987 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, St. Stephen. Bonnie lived in the Sartell area all of her married life. She was a Special Education and classroom Teacher at Cold Spring Elementary School for most of her career, retiring in 2005. Bonnie was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where she was a religion teacher and a member of the Christian Women. Bonnie was a peer monitor with the State of Minnesota Department of Education.

Survivors include her husband, Rick of Sartell; sons, Kerry and Kenny of Sartell; sister, Connie (Mike) Nahan of Sartell; brother, Gary (Barbara) Loch of Becker; nephews and nieces, Patrick (Emily) Nahan, Kyra, Kyllin & Collette Loch, Jake Hlebain, Thomas and John Joyce, Ben (Chrystal) Huls and Molly Huls; step mother-in-law, Patricia Hlebain of St. Stephen; sisters & brothers in-law, Rosie (Barnie) Huls of St. Joe, Geri (Jack) Joyce of Maraga, CA, and Ann (Joe) Defoe of Tucson, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; mother & father- in-law, Frank & Rose Hlebain and brother- in-law, Mike Hlebain.

A special thank you to Centra Care Oncology staff and Quiet Oaks Hospice staff.

Memorials are preferred to St. Clare's Monastery, Sauk Rapids.

David BergerDavid Berger, age 41
Pearl Lake
March 17, 1967 – January 9, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake, MN for David Berger, age 41, who died Friday.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Church. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Wenner Funeral Home.

David was born in St. Cloud, MN to Robert and Theresa (Merten) Berger. He loved spending time with his daughter and attending her swim meets. Any day David could hunt or fish was a good day.

Survivors include his daughter, Morgan; mother, Theresa; brother, Dan (Shelly) and their children, Chance and Aubrey; many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert (2006).

Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

Norman R. PfaffNorman R. Pfaff, Age 72
November 10, 1936 - December 31, 2008

After a duration of several health complications, Norman Pfaff, 72, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on December 31, 2008 at the Melrose Hospital.

Norman was born November 10, 1936 in Burnhamville Township to John Adolf Pfaff and Marguerite Louise Day Pfaff. On September 15, 1956, Norman was married to the lovely Annabelle Irene Schindler at Swanville Lutheran parsonage. He was a machinist until poor health forced him into early retirement. He loved to camp, fish and hunt. Even in his later years when he was in constant pain, he always wore a smile and a joke was never far behind. He will be remembered for his witty sense of humor and ability to spread love and laughter to everyone who was fortunate to cross his path.

Survivors include his wife Annabelle Pfaff; children John (Roxy) Pfaff, Melrose; Sandy Pfaff-Wolf, Cold Spring; and Jim (Phyllis) Pfaff, Brainerd; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Norman is also survived by his brothers Glen (Esther) Pfaff and Bernard (Irene) Pfaff; and sisters Maxine (Tony) Lawrence and Harriet (Elmer) Nielson. He was preceded in death by his son Randy who died at 1 month on June 27, 1958; along with his parents John and Marguerite; brother Calvin (Mary) Pfaff; and sisters Audrey (Mike) Taube and Donna (Leonard) Johnson.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday January 10, 2009 at 2:00 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Grey Eagle. If there are any questions please contact Pastor Gary Taylor at 888-955-3942 or Annabelle Pfaff at 320-285-2518.

Delores HansenDelores Hansen, age 71
Waite Park, formerly of Cold Spring
April 14, 1937 – January 4, 2009

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2009 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Delores Hansen, age 71, who died Sunday at the Sterling Park Health Care Center, Waite Park. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Friday morning in the Marian Chapel of St. Boniface Church. Arrangements were entrusted with the Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Delores was born in St. Paul, MN and raised by John and Mary Hansen. She loved visiting with family and friends, reading, cross word puzzles, cards, yahtzee and was a lover of animals-especially horses. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Waite Park and formerly of St. Boniface Parish in Cold Spring.

Survivors include her aunts, Rose Schwegel and Mary Ann Terwey; uncles, Willie Hansen and Lawrence Hansen; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 11 aunts and uncles.