Miscellaneous Stearns County, Minnesota Obituaries - 2000

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CAMERON HINNENKAMP
Cameron David Hinnenkamp, infant son of Ryan Hinnenkamp and Shelley Winter, of Melrose, died Thursday, April 22 [1999] at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral Services were held Monday, April 26 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.
Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Cameron was born March 3, 1999 in St. Cloud.
He is survived by his parents: Ryan Hinnenkamp and Shelley Winter, of Melrose; brothers: Drew and Ethan Winter, at home in Melrose; grandparents: Larry and Carol Hinnenkamp of Melrose, James and Joyce Phipps of Alexandria, Christine and Paul Bertram, of Saint Cloud; great-grandparents: Aggie Hinnenkamp of Melrose, Thomas Rutten of Saint Cloud, Richard and Grace Ritchie of Saint Cloud. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather Boniface "Boni" Hinnenkamp, of Melrose.
Casket bearers were Larry Hinnenkamp and Jim Phipps.

LUCILLE KUEHNE
Services for Lucille Huldina Kuehne, 82 of the Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home and formerly of Burtrum, were held Sunday, March 26 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle with Rev. Ron Tibbitts officiating.
Mrs. Kuehne died Thursday, March 23 at Long Prairie. She was born on Dec. 9, 1917 in Round Prairie Township, Todd County, to John and Sena (Strassburg) Pagel.
Mrs. Kuehne grew up in Todd County and attended Pople Grove Country School. After schooling she help on the family farm until she married. She married Hugo Adolph William Kuehne at Emanuel Lutheran Church Oct. 25, 1938.
The couple farmed seven years in Todd County then moved several times before settling down on the north end of Long Lake where they spend the last 32 years. She enjoyed bowling, collecting rocks, dolls and antiques as well as painting and drawing.
She belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church of Grey Eagle.
Mrs. Kuehne is survived by her husband, Hugo Kuehne of Burtrum; Children: Robert (Faye) Kuehne of Mesa, Ariz.; Janet (Tony) Schinske of Burtrum; Ron (Midge) Kuehne of Grey Eagle; Linda (Roger) Gates of Burtrum; brothers and sisters: Eileen Patten of Keizer, Ore.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents: John and Sena; sisters: Sena Fortmann and Laura Neuman; brothers: Frederick and John Pagel in infancy; and grandson: Chad Kuehne.
Casket bearers were: Tom Kuehne, Herman Kuehne, Richard Notch, Larry Shutter, Marion Menge and Mark Buchholz.

MARY ANN KENT (WORMS)
Services for Mary Ann Kent (Worms), age 67 of Plymouth, who died at her residence Thursday, March 23, were celebrated Monday, March 27 at the Church of St. Anne, Hamel.
Burial was at Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope,.
Mary Ann Kent was born May 6, 1933 in Melrose to Fred and Theresia (Hiltner) Middendorf. She was married to Leonard Worms who preceded her in death, and then John Kent, who also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of St. Anne in Hamel.
Survivors include daughters: Kathy Schaefer, San Francisco, Calif.; Mary Kent of Connecticut, Cheryl Krieger of Minnetonka, Joan Boreen of Plymouth, Martha Salzman of Minneapolis, Carolyn Serrano of St. Paul; sons: Len Worms of Owatonna, Paul Worms of Inver Grove Heights, Patrick Worms of Clear Lake and James Kent of Richfield; sisters Selestine Korte Power of Sauk Centre, Bernadette Korte of Sauk Centre, Helen Jacobs of Melrose and Donna Tieman of St. Paul; brothers John Middendorf of Melrose and Eugene Middendorf of Melrose; and 11 grandchildren.

LAURA A. STALBERGER
Services for Laura A. Stalberger, age 88 of Melrose, who died Friday, March 17 at Melrose Area Hospital, were held Monday, March 19 at Sts. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Elrosa. Rev LeRoy Scheirel officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Laura Stalberger was born in Elrosa to Joseph and Elizabeth (Pogatchnick) Scholtz. She married Edwin Stalberger on Nov. 24, 1928, in Minneapolis. She has lived in the Elrosa area all of her life. For the last seven years, she has resided at Parkview Center in Melrose. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa, the Christian Mothers and the Legion of Mary. She loved sewing, quilting, and fancy-work.
Mrs. Stalberger is survived by her two sons, Roger Stalberger and his wife Kathy of Lindstrom, and Charles Stalberger and his wife Gerri of Plymouth; sisters Alma Stalberger of Chaska, and Rita Pound of Van Nuys, Calif; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 4, 1990; sisters and brothers, Eleanore Gludt, Loretta Braun, Helen Williams, Bernice Moede, Virginia Gailbraith, Julius (Jule), Edwin (Bud), and Virgil Scholtz.
Casket bearers were Tom Seifermann, Math Breitbach Jr., Sylvester Seifermann, Jeff D. Stalberger, Jr., Jeff A. Stalberger, and Mark Breitbach. Cross bearer was Janine Stalberger. Honorary pall bearers were Luella Seifermann, Marie Korf, Clara Kochmann, Cecelia Loxtercamp, Bernice Schmidt, Alice Breitbach, and Beata Frieler.

ROSE O'CONNER
Services for Rose Ann O'Connor, RN., nee Luetmer, of Normal, Ill and formerly of Meire Grove, who passed away on Friday March 24, in Normal, at the age of 83, were held Tuesday, March 28 at Queen of All Saints Basilica, Chicago.
Burial was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. O'Conner was the mother of Eileen (John) Kaser, Mary Joan (Steve) Fechner, Patty (Tony) Garrison, and the late Donald Jr.; Grandmother of Glenn and Leah Weraarchakul, Carrie and Erin Kaser, sister to Lidwina (the late Milton) Stacy, Henry (Val) Luetmer, Colette (the late John) Gates, Marie Luetmer, Al (Maureen) Luetmer, Mary Lou (Robert) Harris, Valerian (Joann) Luetmer, and the late Sister Nora Luetmer, O.S.B.; Mother-in-law to Witoon Weraarchakul.
She graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, in 1935 and received nurses' training at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. She settled in Chicago and took a medical post with American Airlines. She later moved to Passavant Hospital before marrying and starting a family. After raising her family, Rose returned to work briefly, but found she wanted to spend more time with her disabled granddaughter, Leah, now 19. In order to do so, she needed to travel to Bloomington, Ill., which she did every time the chance arose.
Rose Ann O'Connor was a very caring person who specialized in doing things for other people. Her family and friends will sadly miss her.

KATHERINE FULLER
Services for Katherine E. Fuller, age 91, of Melrose, formerly of Grey Eagle, who died Monday, March 27 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, were Friday, March 31 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.
Rev. Bernard Gruenes officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Fuller was born Nov. 13, 1908 in St. Rosa, to Andrew and Anna (Schmidt) Schreier. She was united in marriage to Kenneth R. Fuller on Aug. 1, 1952 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. The couple owned and operated the National Brand Grocery Store in Grey Eagle until retiring in 1990. Katherine moved to Woeste's Foster Home in Foley in 1997 and had been a resident of Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose since May of 1998. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.
She is survived by her step-daughters, Betty Rosenow and her husband, Marland, of Edina and Charlotte Turner and her husband, Irving, of Tucson, Ariz.; sister, Mary Ann Schreier, of Minneapolis; one grandchild and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth, who died Aug. 21, 1990, sisters, Julia Loehlein, Frances Lehner and Rose Herzog; and one granddaughter.

MARY ELFERING
Services for Mary K. Elfering, age 64, of Melrose, who died Tuesday, March 28 at the St. Cloud Hospital were Friday, March 31 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Mary Kay Elfering was born Aug. 15, 1935 in Gifu City, Japan, to Takao and Tsune Wada. She was united in marriage to Harry J. Elfering on Oct. 31, 1957 in Nagoya, Japan. The couple moved to the United States in 1958 where they were stationed in different areas until moving to St. Rosa in 1963. They moved to Melrose in 1967 and Mary was employed by the Melrose Public School District, the Melrose Hospital and for 14 years by Jennie-O Foods of Melrose. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Melrose Christian Mothers.
She is survived by her husband, Harry, of Melrose; son Greg Elfering, of Bloomington; daughter, Sheila Elfering and her fiancé, Kevin Kampa, of Melrose; brothers, Miyao and Takeshi Wada, of Japan; sisters, Hisako Hirose, Hiroko Egami, Fumiko Wada, Miyoko Nakajima and Taeko Goto, of Japan; and grandchildren, Mitchell Elfering, Nevik and Ethan Kampa, of Melrose. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Casket bearers were Scott and Jason Kerfeld, Jeff and Dan Borgerding, Stephanie Bussman and Shauna Elfering. Cross bearer was Mitchell Elfering, scripture bearer was Amber Kerfeld and serving as honorary bearers were Harry and Marys neighbors.

Raymond Althaus
Services for Raymond M. Althaus, age 81 of Melrose, who died Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the Melrose Area Hospital , were Friday, Feb. 25 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Rev. Ken Thielmann officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Raymond Michael Althaus was born March 7, 1918 in Melrose, to Henry and Mary (Zitur) Althaus. He was a lifetime resident of Melrose. He was united in marriage in Celina Braegelmann on April 30, 1946 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple farmed for many years, and Ray worked for Meyer Brothers Lumber from 1948 to 1966. He was employed as a supervisor for the Melrose Street Department until retiring in 1983. He loved boxing, card playing, baseball (especially the Minnesota Twins), and hunting with his sons and grandsons. He was a member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
He is survived by his wife, Celina, of Melrose; children, Dave and Diane Althaus, of Melrose, Ron and Mary Althaus, of Melrose and Mary Kaye and Tim Garvey, of White Bear Lake; sisters, Frances Moening and Thresa Nathe, of Melrose; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Ken and sister, Kate Gieske.
Casket bearers were his grandchildren, Chad, Scott, Jason and Kurt Althaus and Katie and Christopher Garvey. Serving as cross bearer was JoAnn Jasicki; lectors were Russ Braegelmann and Christopher Garvey.

Henry Theisen
Services for Henry M. Theisen, age 85 of Burtrum, who died on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home, Long Prairie, were held Tuesday, Feb. 22 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.
Rev. Bernard Gruenes officiated with interment following in the parish cemetery.
Henry Theisen was born on Sept. 21, 1914 in Meire Grove to Michael and Katie (Heidgertken) Theisen. He was employed at General Electric in Cleveland, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Bertha Wessel on July 3, 1944 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. In 1945 he moved to a farm near Burtrum, which he farmed until retiring in 1976. For the past three years he had resided at Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home in Long Prairie. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle and St. Joseph's Society.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Theisen of Burtrum; five children, Leroy Theisen and his wife, Mary Lou of Burtrum, Eugene Theisen and his wife, Marilyn of Burtrum, Rita Erickson and her husband, Jesse of Ottertail, Edward Theisen of Burtrum, Karen Sauer and her husband, David of Walcott, North Dakota; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Esther Rademacher and her husband, Leo of St. Paul; brother, Alphonse Theisen and his wife, Nettie of Pine City. He was preceded in death by daughter, Marcella Schloegl; three grandchildren; sisters, Lydia Lyons, Alice Klassen and Rosemary Stout; brothers, George, Hubert, Alvin and Julius Theisen.
Serving as casket bearers were Jason, David, Michael, Jeremy and Matthew Theisen and Doug Friese with Julie Sauer as cross bearer.

Alfred Luebke
Services Alfred W. Luebke, age 89 of Grey Eagle, who died on Friday, Feb. 18 at his home, were Monday, Feb. 21 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle. Rev. Ron Tibbetts officiated with interment following in Lakeview Cemetery, Grey Eagle.
Alfred Luebke was born on Oct. 13, 1910 in Grey Eagle to Albert and Ida (Goebel) Luebke. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Nunn on Jan. 21, 1936 in Grey Eagle and was a life long resident of Grey Eagle. He farmed for a few years and then was a carpenter in the Grey Eagle area. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Grey Eagle Senior Citizens.
Survivors include one daughter, Elaine Burg and her husband, Lewis of Alexandria; four grandchildren, John Sell, Cindy Norwood and her husband, Greg, Bridget Hvezda and her husband, Howard, Brad Burg and his wife, Renae; three great grandchildren, Christina Sell, Ashley and Brandon Hvezda. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Mabel Luebke; and his wife, Lorraine on June 23, 1993.
Serving as casket bearers were Ron Grove, Gene Lahr, Joe Arnzen, Bill Pohlmann, Harland Bruns and John Stuckel.

EDWIN HILTNER
Services for Edwin G. Hiltner, age 80 of Hawick who died Tuesday, Feb. 22 at his home, were Friday, Feb. 25 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Regal with Fr. Fred Fink officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Anthony Parish Cemetery, Regal.
Edwin Hiltner was born Sept. 24, 1919 in Melrose to John and Agnes (Dickhaus) Hiltner. He married Clara Wolbeck on April 24, 1946 in New Munich. They farmed in the St. Rose and Albany areas before moving to a turkey farm at Georgeville where he was a farm manager until 1979. They moved to Hawick where he was employed by E.B.O. Farms until his retirement in 1984. He worked part-time at E.B.O. farms until present. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Regal. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and being with his family.
Mr. Hiltner is survived by his sons Jim (Jeannie), Eden Valley; Jerome (Anna), Wadena; Sylvester (Linda), Belgrade; David (Alice) Hawick; and Gary (Sara), Eden Valley; daughters: Marlene (Ken) Burg, New York Mills; and Bernice (Marten), VanDorsten, Hawick; daughter-in-law Helen Hiltner, Paynesville; 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; siblings: Martha Butkowski, New Munich; Juletta Kunstleben-Wolbeck, Freeport; Raymond (Alice), Waite Park; Melvin (Irene), Burtrum; Lidwina (Lawrence), Wolbeck, Grey Eagle; Alphonse, Melrose; Leander (Linda) Scandia; Clarrissa (Eldred), Barthel, Grey Eagle; Anna Mae (Donald) Speldrich, Belgrade; and Cyril (Carolyn), Belgrade.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Clara (Nov. 10, 1998), son Linus (Nov. 30, 1985), three grandchildren, brother Edward, sisters Leona Wolbeck, and Alvina Hiltner; brothers-in-laws: John Wolbeck, Florian "Bud" Butkowski, Henry Kunstleben and sister-in-law Donna Hiltner.

LUCILLE SCHAEFER
Services for Lucille Schaefer, 83 of Belgrade who died Thursday, Feb 10 at the Belgrade Nursing Home, will be held Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Belgrade, with Fr. LeRoy Scheierl officiating.
There will be a visitation period from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, Belgrade.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Lucille (Gysberg) was born Dec. 7, 1916 in Belgrade to August and Mary (Stern) Gysberg. She graduated from Belgrade High School in 1934. Immediately following she worked as a waitress in The Ideal Cafe. In 1940 she started working at Maher's Department Store in Belgrade. On Nov. 6, 1945 she was married to John Schaefer. They farmed in Colfax Township until 1956 when they bought a farm west of Spring Hill. In 1965 they bought a farm east of Belgrade. At that time John Schafer took over the Belgrade Livestock Auction Market and Lucille worked as a full-time secretary and bookkeeper for the business for many years. John Schaefer died April 5, 1977. In April 1998 she made her home at Belgrade Nursing Home until the time of her death. She was a member St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church.
Lucille Schaefer had a great sense of humor and she enjoyed being a storyteller. She will be remembered by her grandchildren for her donuts, her homemade soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and dunking her licorice in coffee. Her children will remember her chicken chow mein at Christmas time, her pecan pie, and fresh baked caramel rolls. She enjoyed visiting with her friends and family. The coffee pot was always on at her home. She was a wonderful, loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend to everyone. She will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Schaefer is survived by her sons: John (and Ruby) of Las Vegas, Nev., Tom of Willmar, and Mark (and Mary Lou) of Cambridge; daughters: Patty (and Steve) Weiner of Milbank, S.D., Sue (and Don) Leukam of Belgrade and Mary (and Dave) Schmitz of Belgrade; grandchildren: Sara (and Nathan) Hess, Jaclyn, Jina and Jessica Schaefer, Elizabeth (and Jason) Grabow, Rebecca and Jonathon Wiener, Tracy and Robbie Leukam, Emily and Mathew Schaefer, and Ryan and Melanie Schmitz; brother: Bill Gysberg of Belgrade; sister-in-law Irene Schaefer of St. Cloud and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Ardella, Laura and Rose Gysberg and Josephine Klemmer; sister-in-law Dorothy Gysberg; and brother-in-law Joseph Klemmer.

DONALD KASKI
Services were held Monday, Feb. 7 at the Freeport Community Center for Donald R. Kaski, 69, of Freeport who died Thursday, Feb. 3 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Rev. Giles Echola officiated.
Donald Kaski was born in Iron River, Mich., to Eino and Edith (Lind) Kaski. He graduated from high school at Crystal Falls High School and attended Michigan State University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in dairy science. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. He married Sandra Traver on June 10, 1956 in East Lansing, Mich. They farmed throughout the Midwest until moving to Freeport in 1982. He operated Kaski's cow baby-sitting service from 1982 to 1992. He owned and operated Kaski's Kones from 1992 to the present along with a lawn care business, Freeport Bargains and Consignments and the Lucky Rose Limousine Service. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albany. He was also a member and past president of the Freeport Lion's Club.
Mr. Kaski is survived by his children: Eino and Linda Kaski of Lewiston, Minn., Victor and Chelli Kaski of Princeton, Minn., and Annette and Brian Miller of Wassau, Wis., brother and sister: Marvin and Barbara Kaski of Escanaba, Mich. and Geraldine Jansen of Ogallala, Neb.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Sandra (Sept. 3, 1993).
Serving as honorary bearers were his grandchildren: Eric, Matt, Marc, Tanner, Tyler, Toni and Jaeme Kaski, and Stewart and Elita Miller.

Helen Eichers
Services for Helen Eichers, age 79, of Melrose, who passed away on Thursday, Feb. 3 at the Melrose Area Hospital, were Monday, Feb. 7 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Helen Rose Eichers was born March 6, 1920 in Freeport, to Herman and Theresia (Benolken) Rose. She married Lawrence Budde on May 10, 1938 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. The couple lived in Melrose and Lawrence died on Dec.30, 1957. She married Ervin Eichers on Nov. 23, 1968 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Ward Springs. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Melrose Christian Mothers and Senior Citizens, the National Society of Catholic Foresters, the Melrose Hospital Auxiliary and the Melrose VFW Post Auxiliary.
She is survived by her three children, Sheldon Budde and Joan, of Grey Eagle, Pat Carstens and Richard, of Tempe, Ariz.; and Mark Budde, of New York City; brother, Jack Rose and Christine, of Freeport; sister, Rita Hiltner and Ed, of Freeport; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Budde on Dec. 30, 1957; her second husband, Ervin Eichers on Oct. 11, 1997; brothers Frank and Sylvester Rose; and sisters, Hilda Rose, Elsie Schmidt and Amanda Zirbes.
Casket bearers were Tim and Eric Lieser, Tom, Kathy and Jodi Budde and Kristen Erkkila. Cross bearer was Teresa Fernandez, scripture bearer was Judy Lieser and serving as honorary bearers were June Hinnenkamp, Agnes Maus, Sophia Loehr, Lydia Schulzetenberg, Julia Westendorf, Monica Schmidt, Marie Frie, Lorraine Bierschbach, Harriet Salzmann, Eleanor Schwieters, Flo Roelike and Dorothy Welle.

Wilfred J. Welle
Services for Wilfred J. Welle, age 84, of Meire Grove, who passed away Saturday, Feb. 5 at his home, were Wednesday, Feb. 9 at St. John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove.
Rev. Ken Popp officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Wilfred Joseph Welle was born Feb. 9, 1915 in Grove Township, Stearns County, to Joseph and Anna (Schoenberg) Welle. He was united in marriage to Ledvina Berns on Oct. 25, 1938 at St. John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove. The couple farmed in Getty Township, Stearns County until retiring in 1978 and moving to Meire Grove. Wilfred was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church, the Holy Rosary Society, the St. Joseph's Sodality and the Poor Souls Society. He loved woodworking, crafts, gardening and ice fishing.
He is survived by his eight children, Ken Welle and Terry of Meire Grove, Allan Welle of Avon, Tom Welle and Marge of Sauk Centre, Diane Moritz and Robert of Waite Park, Roger Welle and Joyce of Greenwald, Grace Carlson and Richard of Albany, David Welle and Jan of Rockville, and Mark Welle and Lola of Sauk Centre; sister, Anna Marie Imdieke and Elmer of Meire Grove; 35 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ledvina, who died April 3, 1999; son, Mark; brothers, Joseph, Adelbert, Martin, Leo, Henry, Anthony and Ervin Welle; and sisters, Elizabeth Ellering, Mary Rieland, Loretta Welle and Catherine Singsank.
Casket bearers were Abe, Scott, John, Jamie, Todd and Eric Welle, Peter and Paul Carlson. Cross bearer was Luke Welle and scripture bearer was Laurel Welle.

HELEN M. EIDEN-BURCKHARD
Services for Helen M. Eiden-Burckhard, age 95, of Melrose, who died Thursday, Jan. 27 at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose were celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Helen Mildred Eiden-Burckhard was born Oct. 17, 1904 in Donaldson to Owen and Katherine (Darcy) Mulvey. As a teenager, she taught school in North Dakota. She moved to Little Falls and worked there as a telephone operator. She was united in marriage to Albert Eiden on October 15, 1929 in Warren, Minnesota. The couple lived in St. Peter and then in Holdingford from 1930 to 1938 when they moved to Sauk Centre. They moved to Melrose in 1939. Albert died in 1958 and Helen worked as a bookkeeper for Arvig Telephone Company in Melrose for over 20 years. She married Anton Burckhard on May 7, 1977 in St. Anthony, North Dakota. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
She is survived by nine children: Gene Eiden and Fran of Rochester, Donna Fink of Ely, Les Eiden and Arlene of Osseo, Darrell Eiden and Irene of Coon Rapids, Arliss Liebel and Robert of Grand Rapids, Neil Eiden and Janice of Braham, Merle John of Muncie, Ind., Thomas Eiden and Teresa of Bellingham, Wash., and Gerald Eiden and Irene of Roseville; 37 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Albert Eiden in 1958 and Anton Burckhard in 1990, son David, son-in-law, Victor Fink, four sisters, two brothers and grandson, Daniel Fink.
Casket bearers were Michelle Deutsch, Mary Bergley, Susan and Debbie Eiden, Paula Benson, Carol Stortz, Ruth Leoni and Anne Boeckman. Cross bearer was Kay Kangas.

HENRY DICKHAUS
Services for Henry J. Dickhaus, age 74, of Melrose, who died Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Melrose Area Hospital were Tuesday, Feb. 1 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rev. Vince Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Henry Joseph Dickhaus was born April 10, 1925 in Millwood Township, Stearns County, to Fred and Bertha (Herzog) Dickhaus. He was united in marriage to Rosie Klaphake on August 26, 1953 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis. He worked as an independent truck hauler for 20 years. He was elected Stearns County Commissioner in 1974 and served until 1999. He worked part-time as a postal carrier until July of 1999. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Melrose Lions and various other local and county organizations. His passions were baseball, fishing and playing cards.
Mr. Dickhaus is survived by his wife, Rosie of Melrose; five children, Stephen Dickhaus of Vadnais Heights, Randy Dickhaus and Kris of Rosemount, Brenda Dickhaus of Shoreview, Melissa Churlonis and Ray of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Mary Beth Kemper and Shannon of Melrose; brothers and sisters, Helen Blommel and Al of Melrose, Marie Hinnenkamp and Herbie of Melrose, Irene Poepping of St. Rosa, Monica Ahrens and Ralph of Sauk Centre, Al Dickhaus and LouAnn of Melrose, Vernon Dickhaus and Betty of Melrose, Karen Callahan and John of Anoka, Corrine Shay and James of Grand Rapids and Alma Frieler and Bernard of Upsala; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Barbara Dickhaus.
Casket bearers were Al and Vernon Dickhaus, Ron Jeske, John Middendorf, Ron Hinnenkamp and Dale Melin. Cross bearer was Wesley Kemper and Scripture bearer was Bob Ritter. Serving as honorary bearers were Rose Arnold, Roger VanHeel, Lee Lenzmeier, Bob Gambrino, Mark Sakry, Clarence Kremer and Henry Kohorst.

EVELYN EICKHOFF
Services for Evelyn M. Eickhoff, age 80 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Melrose, who died Monday, Jan. 31 at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian Burial were held Thursday, Feb. 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Evelyn Marie Eickhoff was born Dec. 24, 1919 in Albany, to Frand and Gertrude (Thull) Eickhoff. She grew up in the New Munich area. She moved to Melrose in 1952. She has been a resident of St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre for the last six years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Survivors include sisters and brothers, Marie Euteneuer and Regina Meemken and her husband Archie of Melrose, Norbert and Ray Eickhoff and his wife Clotilda of Albany, Lorraine Hoppe and her husband Ben,and Melvin Eickhoff and his wife Norma of New Munich, Dorothy Buermann and her husband Robert of Paynesville, Juletta Frericks of Sauk Centre, and Al Eickhoff and his wife Marian of Anoka. She was preceded in death by her parents; sibling Valerian Eickhoff.
Casketbearers were David, Ralph, Rich, Roger and Kenny Eickhoff, Rich Meemken, Joe Frerichs, Rich Buermann, and Norman Euteneuer. Cross bearer was Diane Tamm. Mass servers were Kevin and Tiffany Gruber. Reader was Karen Neis.

LAWRENCE NOTCH
Services for Lawrence A. Notch, age 90, of New Munich, formerly of Freeport, who died Sunday, Jan. 30 at the Golden Home in New Munich were held Feb. 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Roger Klassen, OSB officiating.
Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Mr. Notch was born Aug. 12, 1909 in Millwood Township, to John and Elizabeth (Korte) Notch. He was united in marriage to Hilda Kerfeld on Oct. 8, 1935 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Saint Rosa. The couple farmed in Millwood Township until 1963 when they moved to Freeport. Lawrence worked for Hennen Lumber in Freeport from 1963 to 1968. He then worked independently as a carpenter until retiring in 1982. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, the Freeport Senior Citizens, the Catholic Aid Society and served on the board of directors of the Freeport Coop Creamery.
He is survived by his sons, Alcuin and Dolores of Freeport, and Jim and Arliss of Albany; sisters, Agnes Van Heel and Monica Kerfeld of Sauk Centre, Della Thell of Albany and Sister Ann Notch, OSB, of Lacey, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three step-greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, brothers and sisters, Katherine VanHeel, Mary McKenney, Dorothy Frevel, Elizabeth Warneke, Sr. Mary Neil, Herman, Joseph, Alphonse, Edwin, Maurice, John and Theodore.
Casket bearers were Steve, Joe, David, Tom, and Paul Notch, Mike Gill. Cross bearer was Christopher Notch.

VICTOR SCHREIFELS
Services for Victor N. "Vic" Schreifels, age 77, of Melrose, who died Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Melrose Area Hospital. were Friday, Feb. 4 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Victor Schreifels was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Richmond to John and Frances (Kron) Schreifels. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Barthel on November 23, 1948 at the Church of Seven Dolors in Albany. The couple lived in Melrose where Vic was employed as a maintenance engineer with Kraft Foods in Melrose until retiring in 1985. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing and also made baskets and played the guitar and accordian. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Mr. Schreifels is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Melrose; son James of Melrose; and brothers and sisters, Celesta "Les" Denne of Bismark, N.D., Cyril and Val Schreifels, of Melrose Ellen Primus of Hawley, Esther and Henry Steinemann of Freeport, Delpine "Del" and Bob Gieske of Paynesville, Alice and Jack Moening of Melrose, Howie and Pat Schreifels of Coon Rapids and Iris and Jerry Hiltner of Melrose.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Marcellus and sister, Julia.
Casket bearers were Randy Barthel, Russel Gieske, Russel Middendorf, Rick Moening, Roger Primus and Dale Schreifels; and serving as cross bearer was Victors Godson, Gary Schreifels.

JOSEPH J. DIEDRICH
Joseph J. Diedrich, age 88 of Melrose, formerly of Elrosa, died Wednesday, Dec. 
20, 2000 at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose.
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Dec. 23 at Our Lady of the Angels 
Catholic Church, Sauk Centre with the Rev. Bernard Kahlhamer officiating. Burial 
followed at Calvary Cemetery, Sauk Centre.
Joseph Diedrich was born in Albany to George and Anna (Ostendorf) Diedrich. He 
was baptized at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany. He lived and farmed near 
Elrosa most of his life. In 1981. He moved to Sauk Centre and later to Park View 
Apartments in Melrose. For the past 2 years he has resided at Pine Villa Care 
Center in Melrose. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, 
Sauk Centre.
Survivors include his sister, Mildred Hoppe of Olivia, MN; 2 very close nieces, 
Lorraine Imdieke of Sauk Centre and Florentine Hens of Belgrade and many other 
nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sisters and brothers, Anne 
Koska, Margaret Michels, Catherine Johnson, Mary Thyen, Elizabeth and Angeline 
Diedrich, Bernard "Barney" and Theodore "Ted" Diedrich, and George and Jake in 
infancy.
Casket bearers were Eugene Imdieke, Robert Hens, Leon Imdieke, Rueben Gerding, 
Ronald Altendahl and Bradley Nix. Cross bearer was Dale Hens.

LAWRENCE B. HOESCHEN
Lawrence B. Hoeschen, age 71, of Freeport, died Sunday, Dec. 24 at his home. 
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Sacred Heart 
Catholic Church in Freeport. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Rev. Art Hoppe 
officiated.
Lawrence Benedict Hoeschen was born April 23, 1929 in Krain Township to Joseph 
and Augusta (Ostendorf) Hoeschen. He played guitar and sang in Hoeschen Brothers 
Band. He married Lorraine Koopmeiners on September 21, 1950 in St. Francis of 
Assisi Catholic Church, Saint Francis. They farmed near Upsala for several 
years, and he also drove school bus in Upsala for several years. After the death 
of his brother, in 1953, they moved to the family farm near Freeport, where they 
currently reside. He never retired. He continued working in sales until present. 
He is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, Saint Rosa Lions 
Club, Knights of Columbus in Holdingford, Saint Josephs Society in Freeport.
He passed away at the age of 71 years, 8 months, and 1 day.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Hoeschen of Freeport; eight children, Renee 
Blenker and her husband, Ivan of Melrose, Richard Hoeschen of Melrose, Ted 
Hoeschen and his wife, Mary of Freeport, Joan Rollison and her husband, Pat of 
Saint Augusta, Jeff Hoeschen and his wife, Cheryl of Freeport, Tom Hoeschen and 
his wife, Clara of Freeport, Paul Hoeschen and his wife, Sara of Cold Spring, 
Larry Hoeschen and his wife, Elaine of Freeport; sister, Mary Ann Maus of 
Melrose; 18 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Howard 
Hoeschen; brother Walter Hoeschen; grandchild, Daryl Blenker.
Serving as casket bearers were Richard, Ted, Jeff, Tom, Paul and Larry Hoeschen. 
Cross bearer was Renee Blenker. Scripture bearer was Joan Rollison. Honorary 
bearers were the grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Patton Schad Funeral Service of Melrose.

D. ADELINE MOLKENTHIN
D. Adeline Molkenthin, age 82, of Melrose, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Pine 
Haven Care Center in Melrose. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 23, 
at Faith Baptist Church in Sauk Centre.
Burial was in Moses Dane Cemetery, Burnhamville Township, Todd County. Pastor 
Ron Hemsworth officiated.
Dorothy Adeline Molkenthin was born Feb. 19, 1918 in Chokio, MN to Ernest and 
Mable (Johnson) Golden. She graduated from Burtrum High School, then attended 
Northwestern College for 2 years. She married Fred Molkenthin on June 6, 1940 at 
the Congregational Church in Burtrum. They lived in Denver, Colo., for a short 
time, then moved to Abilene, Texas for several years. They moved to Aitkin then 
Horton, Iowa, then Sioux Center, Iowa. From 1957-1964 they lived at Northwestern 
College in Roseville, then moved to Cohasset, Minnesota. From 1970-1982, she was 
the assistant camp director near Peoria, Ill., until her retirement in 1982.
In 1983, they moved to Saint Cloud. In 1998 they moved to Melrose. Fred died on 
Oct. 11, 1998, and she has since resided in Pine Haven Care Center in Melrose.
Adeline is survived by her sons, James Molkenthin of Burtrum, Jerry Molkenthin 
and his wife, Georgia of Ellendale, Steve Molkenthin and his wife, Sandra of 
Maple Grove; sister, Eileene Samsvick and her husband, John of Waterbury, 
Connecticut; 4 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Patton-Schad Funeral Service of Melrose.
 
KENNETH GEBHARDT
Kenneth A. Gebhardt, age 65 of Sauk Centre, died on Friday, Dec. 15 at his home.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 18 at First United Church of Christ in Sauk 
Centre. Rev. Suzanne Dornsmith officiated with interment following in Greenwood 
Cemetery.
Kenneth Gebhardt was born on Feb, 13, 1935 in Gaylord to Erhardt and Anna 
(Monkemeier) Gebhardt. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean 
Conflict. He was united in marriage to Katherine Fowler on March 26, 1961 in 
Fairmont. He was employed at Mankato Immanuel Hospital in Mankato before moving 
to Sauk Centre in 1963. He was a medical technologist at the Melrose Hospital 
for 21 years and then worked part-time for several hospitals until retiring in 
1990.
He was a member of First United Church of Christ and had served as chairman of 
the church board, as well as on the board of deacons and board of trustees. He 
was a member of American Legion Post 67. His favorite pastimes were growing 
roses and all sports, but especially the Vikings and the Twins.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Gebhardt of Sauk Centre; sister-in-law, 
Florence Dyste and her husband, Wallace of Midland, Mich.; cousins, nieces and 
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Kraig Gebhardt on 
March 27, 1981.
Serving as casket bearers were Harry Hanson, Gerald Vandesteeg, Fred Korte, Dale 
Emmel, Paul Skorheim and Donald John.
Memorials are preferred to First United Church of Christ or donor's choice.

Arnold Berscheid
Arnold C. Berscheid Sr., age 79, of Grey Eagle, died Tuesday,Dec. 5 at his home 
in Grey Eagle. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9th at 
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Rev. Bernie Gruenes will be 
officiating with burial following in parish cemetery. 
Arnold Berscheid Sr. was born Feb. 20, 1921 in Birchdale Township, Todd County 
to Nick and Mae (Pluth) Berscheit. He married Marie Ahrens on June 22, 1943 at 
St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. After they were married the couple 
farmed near St. Rosa. Later they moved and farmed in Birchdale Township until 
his retirement in 1981. He resided in his home on Little Birch Lake for the past 
20 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle, Little 
Birch Lake Association and a former member of Grey Eagle Creamery Board.
Survivors include his children, Margaret Collins and her husband, Ken of 
Maplewood, Arnold Berscheid Jr. and his wife, Clara of Grey Eagle, Kay Johnson 
and her husband, Adrian of Woodland, Jan Middendorf and her husband, Dave of 
Melrose, Barbara Buck and her husband, David of Cedar, Robert Berscheid and his 
wife, Judy of Grey Eagle, Dennis Berscheid and his wife, Vonnie of Melrose, Pat 
Buchholz and her husband, Leland of Grey Eagle, Pam Klaphake and her husband, 
Steve of Freeport, Dr. Thomas Berscheid of Orono, Minn., Jack Berscheid and his 
wife, Andrea of Monticello; 29 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters 
and brothers, Dorothy Jacobs of Grey Eagle, Lorraine Bitz of Grey Eagle, 
Clarence Berscheid and his wife, Viola of Melrose, Edward Berscheid and his 
wife, Rosie of Sauk Centre and Julian Berscheid and his wife, Pat of Grey Eagle.
He is preceded in death by brother, Donald Berscheid; his wife Marie Nov. 23, 
1996.
Serving as casketbearers are Robert Berscheid, Dennis Berscheid, Arnold 
Berscheid Jr., Thomas Berscheid, Jack Berscheid, Mark Collins.
Serving as crossbearer will be Scott Berscheid and scripture bearer will be 
Nicholas Berscheid.

Genevieve Fink
Genevieve A. Fink, age 90, of Melrose, died Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Melrose Area 
Hospital. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the 
Pine Villa Care Center Chapel in Melrose. Rev. Art Hoppe will officiate, with 
burial following in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, St. Rosa.
Genevieve Anna Marie Fink was born Feb. 28, 1910 in Sugar Creek, Iowa, to Joseph 
and Anna (Pluth) Messerich. She married Ambrose Stuntebeck on April 21, 1932 at 
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. The couple lived on a farm near Grey 
Eagle, then moved to a farm near Burtrum for six years. They moved to Los 
Angeles, California for 10 years, then moved back to Minnesota, to a cabin on 
Big Birch Lake for nine years. Ambrose passed away on July 24, 1964. Genevieve 
married Matthew Fink on Aug. 27, 1966 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. 
Rosa. The couple lived in Melrose. Matthew passed away on January 9, 1984. For 
the last year, she has resided at Parkview Center in Melrose.
Survivors include her step children, Nettie Goihl of Melrose, Gerald Fink and 
his wife, Betty of St. Paul, Lois Goldsworthy and her husband, Jack of Goleta, 
Calif.; 14 step grandchildren; 17 step great grandchildren; 1 step great-great 
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ambrose Stuntebeck and 
Matthew Fink; step daughter Marlene Duerr; brothers and sisters, Raymond, 
Edmund, Joseph, and Victor Messerich, Marjorie Bischoff, Viola Harrison, and 
Henrietta Schrieber.
Serving as casket bearers are Dan Goihl, Dave Goihl, Ken Duerr, Jerry Fink, Jim 
Messerich, and Don Messerich.
 
Howard Lawin
Services for Howard Delbert Lawin, age 66 of Long Prairie, who died Thursday, 
Nov. 30 at Long Prairie Memorial Hospital, were Monday, Dec. 4 at Patton-Schad 
Funeral Home, Melrose. 
Rev. Reed Stockman officiated with burial following in Oak Hill Cemetery, 
Melrose Township, Melrose.
Mr. Lawin was born July 30, 1934 in Melrose to Ben and Hilda (Tabatt) Lawin. He 
served in the U.S. Army from 1957-59. He worked at the Grey Eagle Creamery and 
farmed near Grey Eagle. 
He resided on Hennessy Lake then Long Lake near Burtrum. Since 1997 he has 
resided at the Long Prairie Nursing Home.
He is survived by his brother Nelbert of Burtrum. He was preceded in death by 
his parents; and brother, Harold Lawin.
Memorials are preferred.

MELVIN SAUERER
Services were Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany, for 
Melvin Sauerer who died Friday, Nov. 17 at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home, Albany.
Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Melvin Sauerer was born in Albany to Carl and Kathryn (Gresser) Sauerer. He 
married Frances Gasperlin on Dec. 2, 1944 in Camp Wheeler, Ga. He served in the 
Army from November 1941 to October 1945. He served in the South Pacific and 
received the Purple Heart in Guadalcanal. He owned and operated Mel's Repair in 
Albany. He was an engineer at Albany Area Hospital for 10 years and a rural mail 
carrier for 34 years. He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany, 
and St. Joseph's Catholic Aid Society. He was a life-time member of the Military 
Order of the Purple Heart, the Holdingford VFW and the Albany Pioneer Club. He 
was a member of the Albany American Legion Post 482 for 54 years, AMVETS of 
Albany for 13 years and the Moose Club in Waite Park for 17 years.
Survivors include his wife Frances of Albany; children Michael Sauerer and his 
wife Pat of Avon, Tim Sauerer, and his wife Mary, of Albany; Mark Sauerer, and 
his wife Kathi of Sartell; and Lori Krebs, and her husband Tom, of Melrose; 11 
grandchildren; brother Elmer Sauerer of Albany; step-brothers Jerome Sauerer of 
Winona; Roger Sauerer of Inver Grove Heights; step-sister Kathleen Ostendorf of 
St. Cloud.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Tom Sauerer; brothers Charles, Leo 
and Roman; and step-sister Celine Norman.
Casket bearers were: Ryan, Tom, Kim, Katie and Lindsey Sauerer and Justin Krebs.
Honorary casket bearers were Joe Wimmer, Aaron Birr, Cyril Menth, Gene Fuchs, 
Jim Thelen, Bob Hanauer, Gene Koglin and Tony Hondl.
Cross bearer was Paul Sauerer and gift bearers were Krista, Holli and Kelsey 
Sauerer. 

HELEN F. HOFFMAN
Helen F. Hoffman, age 86 of Sauk Centre, formerly of New Munich, died on Monday, 
Nov. 20 at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Immaculate 
Conception Catholic Church in New Munich. Rev. Roger Klassen, OSB officiated 
with interment following in the parish cemetery.
Helen Hoffman was born on July 31, 1914 in Melrose to Theodore and Theresa 
(Mayers) Schulte. She was united in marriage to Harry Hoffman on July 31, 1936 
in Farmington. She resided on a farm in Oak Township, Stearns County for most of 
her life. In 1997 she moved to Das Goldene Wohnheim in New Munich and for the 
past year had resided at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. She was a 
member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Anne's Christian Mothers 
and Immaculate Conception Catholic Aid.
She is survived by two sons, Roger Hoffman and his wife, Teresa of Sauk Centre 
and Ted Hoffman and his wife, Joie of Lakeville; brother, Jerome Schulte of New 
Munich; eight grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry; brother, Alex Schulte; 
sisters, Louise Poepping and Alfrieda "Bede" Gaebel.
Serving as casket bearers were her grandchildren, Patty Meyer, David, Doug, 
Jeff, Debbie and Kirstie Hoffman with Pam Petermeier serving as crossbearer. 
Honorary bearers were Jeanne Hoppe, Marie Kampsen, Lorella Pundsack, Georgine 
Nathe, Dorine VonWahlde, Clara Thull, Wanda Gaebel and Char Mayer.

MONICA RITTER
Monica M. Ritter, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died on Friday, November 10th at St. 
Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 
11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14th at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk 
Centre Rev. Timothy Wenzel will officiate with interment following in the parish 
cemetery.
Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Monday and 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Patton-Schad 
Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Sauk Centre Seniors will pray at 4 p.m. Monday at 
the funeral home in Sauk Centre followed by Christian Mothers and St. Theresa's 
Mission Group at 4:30 p.m. and parish prayers at 8 p.m.
Monica Ritter was born on May 11, 1922 in Lake George Township, Stearns County 
to Joseph and Pauline (Brus) Uphus. She was united in marriage to Glen H. Ritter 
on June 25, 1946 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. The couple 
moved to Minneapolis and then in 1950 moved to a farm in Getty Township, Stearns 
County. They retired in 1986 and moved to Sauk Centre. Monica was a volunteer at 
Holy Family School in Sauk Centre for the past 14 years. She enjoyed gardening, 
crafts and jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, 
Christian Mothers, St. Theresa's Mission Group and Sauk Centre Seniors.
She is survived by three children, Paulette Ritter of Sauk Centre, Susan Bredeck 
and her husband, Jerome Bremmer of Albany and Joseph Ritter and his wife, 
Theresa of Sauk Centre; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her 
husband, Glen on August 6, 1998; her parents; step-mother, Emma Uphus; brother, 
Raymond Uphus; sister, Florence Courneya.
Serving as casket bearers will be Diane and Jim Bromen, William, Bruce, Roxanne 
and Liz Peglow, Bonnie and Joe Lentner with Daniel Bredeck serving as cross 
bearer. Honorary bearers will be Helen Wiener, Verona Vogt, Leah Becker, Marlene 
and Claudette Jennissen, Mary Jane Kane and Marcella Kollman.

HOWARD A. SCHREIFELS
Services for Howard A. "Howie" Schreifels, age 63 of Coon Rapids, who passed 
away Nov. 3, at Coon Rapids, were Monday, Nov. 6 at the Church of the Epiphany 
in Coon Rapids.
Mr. Schreifels was born on June 27, 1937, at Richmond. Howard Schreifels was a 
furniture repairman.
Survivors are his wife, Pat; sons, Brad and Todd; brothers, and sisters, Celesta 
Denne, Cyril Schreifels and wife Valeria, Ellen Primus, Esther Steinemann and 
husband Henry, Delphine Gieske and husband Robert, Alice Moening and husband 
Jack, Iris Hiltner and husband Jerry; sisters-in-law, Fran and Lorraine 
Schreifels; many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Greg Koetter, Soren Koetter, Dale Schreifels, Roger Primus, 
Bruce Hiltner, Danny Moening, Rusty Gieske and Deborah Olmschenk.
Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery.

KURT SIEBEN
Services for Kurt Sieben, 54, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Melrose, who died 
Wednesday, Oct. 18 at his home, were held Sunday, Oct. 22 at O'Brien, Rogers & 
Crosby Funeral Chapel, Reno. Pastor Bill Chrystal officiated.
Kurt Wayne Sieben was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Hinsdale, Ill. to Donald and 
Charlotte (Carlson) Sieben. He was a 1964 graduate of Downers Grove North 
(Illinois) High School where he was an All Star varsity basketball player. He 
played basketball for St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud. He was an avid 
fisherman and hunter, and the founder of the Kooksters Golf Club of Reno, Nev. A 
large circle of family and friends mourns his death.
Survivors include his son, David "Dave the Rave" William Sieben Weeks of Reno; 
brothers: Marc Sieben of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Erik Sieben of Huntington Beach, 
Calif.; Rolf Sieben Powers of Antioch, Calif. ; Karl Sieben Powers of New Haven, 
Conn.; sisters: Charlotte Burton of Delhi, Calif.; Noreen Hansen of Downers 
Grove, Ill.; special aunt, Blanche Olaska of Westmont, Ill.; and numerous 
nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

WALTER F. RIELAND
Services for Walter F. Rieland, age 82, of Melrose, who died Tuesday, Oct, 31 at 
Melrose Area Hospital. will be Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000 at 10 a.m. St. Mary's 
Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser will officiate, with burial following in the parish 
cemetery.
Walter Francis Rieland was born March 28, 1918 in Oak Township, to John and Rose 
(Denne) Rieland. He was raised in the New Munich area. He married Lucille 
"Lolly" Pogatchnik on July 10, 1943 in Camp Rucker, Ala. He was drafted by the 
U.S. Army during World War II, serving from 1943-1945. He was captured by the 
enemy in Germany, and was held as a Prisoner of War.
After he was discharged, he worked at several creameries in Southern Minnesota, 
until his retirement in 1984, when the couple moved to Melrose. He was a member 
of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, the American Legion, Catholic Order of 
Foresters, and was very involved with St. Michael's Hospice program.
He is survived by his son, Rick Rieland and his wife, Karen of Denton, Texas; 
two grandchildren, Amy Maxwell and Todd Rieland. He was preceded in death by his 
wife, Lucille "Lolly" Rieland on April 1, 1996; brothers and sisters, Raymond, 
Helen, Clarence, Sylvester, Norbert, Walter, Albert, Lawrence, Elmer and Mildred 
Rieland.

ALVERNA ENNEKING
Services for Alverna M. Enneking, 72, who died Monday, Oct. 30 at St. Michael's 
Hospital in Sauk Centre were, Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 
Sauk Centre with her sons, Rev. Marvin Enneking and Rev. Tom Enneking, OSC 
concelebrating.
Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Alverna Enneking was born on May 3, 1928 in St. Martin Twp., Stearns County, 
Minnesota to John and Frances (Hemmesch) Olmscheid. She married Alfred C. 
Enneking on May 25, 1948 at St. Martin. They farmed at Spring Hill until 1987. 
They retired and moved to Sauk Centre.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing quilts, music and cards. She was a member of St. 
Paul's Catholic Church where she served as an Eucharistic minister, a member of 
Christian Mothers, Sauk Centre Seniors, St. Theresa's Mission Group, Daughters 
of Isabella and St. Paul's Catholic Aid.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred Enneking of Sauk Centre; children: Bob 
Enneking and his wife, Donna of Glenco, Lenore Jenc of Sauk Centre, Rev. Marvin 
Enneking of Becker, Rev. Tom Enneking, OSC of Chicago, Ill., Renee VanDrehle and 
her husband, Bob of Spring Hill, and Gene Enneking and his wife, Cheryl of 
Cambridge; sisters, Elizabeth Schlangen of Cold Spring, Theresa Schaefer of St. 
Cloud, Marie Schoenberg of Melrose, Catherine Primus and her husband, Joseph of 
Melrose, Ann Backus and her husband, Herbert of Farming; and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gilbert and Nick 
Olmscheid.
Casket bearers were Jim, David, Ken and Gary Enneking, Michael and Jeron 
VanDrehle. Cross bearer was Pamela Jenc. Scripture bearer was Kristi VanDrehle. 
Pallbearer was Kari VanDrehle. Honorary bearers were the Christian Mothers.
Petitions were read by David Enneking and Gift bearers were Cindy and Pam Jenc.

LAVERNE M. ROERING
Services for LaVerne M. Roering, 64, who died Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the St. Thomas 
Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico, were Monday, Oct. 30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 
Grey Eagle with Rev. Robert Rolfes and Rev. Bernard Gruenes officiating.
Burial was at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Ward Springs.
LaVerne Roering was born on Jan. 29, 1936 in Melrose to Henry and Wilemina 
(Schulte) Rolfes. She married Donald C. Roering on Aug. 18, 1956 at Sacred Heart 
Catholic Church in Freeport.
They farmed near Freeport from 1956 to 1964. They moved to Sauk Centre where 
they farmed in Birchdale Township, Todd County. She was a member of St. Joseph's 
Catholic Church, Grey Eagle and the Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Roering of Sauk Centre; five children, 
Gary Roering of Sauk Centre, Mike Roering and his fiancé, Melanie of Sauk 
Centre, Cathy Dunmire of Alexandria, Diane Muellner and her husband, Dale of 
Sauk Centre, and Jerry Roering and his wife, Sheila of Sauk Centre; brothers and 
sisters, Amandus Rolfes and his wife, Elizabeth of Freeport, Alice Silbernick of 
Richmond, Harvey Rolfes and his wife, Sally of Minneapolis, Anthony Rolfes and 
his wife, Rosie of Brainerd and Alcuin Rolfes of Annandale; 9 grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Randy on Sept. 9, 1986; sisters 
and brothers, Delores Schwartz, Marcella Westbrock, Gerald Rolfes, Marie Rolfes 
and Allen Rolfes.
Casket bearers were Shaun Roering, Adam Roering, Nicole Muellner, Aaron 
Dundmire, Darrel Roering, T.J. Schmiesing.
Cross bearer was Amber Roering and scripture bearers were Chris Dunmire and Cori 
Muellner. Honorary bearer was Aloise Schmiesing.


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