Cameron David Hinnenkamp, infant son of Ryan Hinnenkamp and Shelley
Winter, of Melrose, died Thursday, April 22  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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Rev. Ken Thielmann officiated, with burial following in the parish
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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),
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Serving as honorary bearers were his grandchildren: Eric, Matt, Marc,
Tanner, Tyler, Toni and Jaeme Kaski, and Stewart and Elita Miller.
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
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
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
Casket bearers were Abe, Scott, John, Jamie, Todd and Eric Welle, Peter
and Paul Carlson. Cross bearer was Luke Welle and scripture bearer was
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
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.
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
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
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish
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
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
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.
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,
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,
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.
followed at Calvary Cemetery, Sauk Centre.
Joseph Diedrich was born in Albany to George and Anna (Ostendorf) Diedrich.
was baptized at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany. He lived and
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
Center in Melrose. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic
Survivors include his sister, Mildred Hoppe of Olivia, MN; 2 very close
Lorraine Imdieke of Sauk Centre and Florentine Hens of Belgrade and
nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sisters and brothers,
Koska, Margaret Michels, Catherine Johnson, Mary Thyen, Elizabeth and
Diedrich, Bernard "Barney" and Theodore "Ted" Diedrich, and George
and Jake in
Casket bearers were Eugene Imdieke, Robert Hens, Leon Imdieke, Rueben
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
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Sacred
Catholic Church in Freeport. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Rev.
Lawrence Benedict Hoeschen was born April 23, 1929 in Krain Township
and Augusta (Ostendorf) Hoeschen. He played guitar and sang in Hoeschen
Band. He married Lorraine Koopmeiners on September 21, 1950 in St.
Assisi Catholic Church, Saint Francis. They farmed near Upsala for
years, and he also drove school bus in Upsala for several years. After
of his brother, in 1953, they moved to the family farm near Freeport,
currently reside. He never retired. He continued working in sales until
He is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, Saint Rosa
Club, Knights of Columbus in Holdingford, Saint Josephs Society in
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,
Blenker and her husband, Ivan of Melrose, Richard Hoeschen of Melrose,
Hoeschen and his wife, Mary of Freeport, Joan Rollison and her husband,
Saint Augusta, Jeff Hoeschen and his wife, Cheryl of Freeport, Tom
his wife, Clara of Freeport, Paul Hoeschen and his wife, Sara of Cold
Larry Hoeschen and his wife, Elaine of Freeport; sister, Mary Ann Maus
Melrose; 18 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents;
Hoeschen; brother Walter Hoeschen; grandchild, Daryl Blenker.
Serving as casket bearers were Richard, Ted, Jeff, Tom, Paul and Larry
Cross bearer was Renee Blenker. Scripture bearer was Joan Rollison.
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,
Haven Care Center in Melrose. Funeral services were held on Saturday,
at Faith Baptist Church in Sauk Centre.
Burial was in Moses Dane Cemetery, Burnhamville Township, Todd County.
Ron Hemsworth officiated.
Dorothy Adeline Molkenthin was born Feb. 19, 1918 in Chokio, MN to
Mable (Johnson) Golden. She graduated from Burtrum High School, then
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
Horton, Iowa, then Sioux Center, Iowa. From 1957-1964 they lived at
College in Roseville, then moved to Cohasset, Minnesota. From 1970-1982,
the assistant camp director near Peoria, Ill., until her retirement
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
Adeline is survived by her sons, James Molkenthin of Burtrum, Jerry
and his wife, Georgia of Ellendale, Steve Molkenthin and his wife,
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 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
Centre. Rev. Suzanne Dornsmith officiated with interment following
Kenneth Gebhardt was born on Feb, 13, 1935 in Gaylord to Erhardt and
(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,
Fairmont. He was employed at Mankato Immanuel Hospital in Mankato before
to Sauk Centre in 1963. He was a medical technologist at the Melrose
for 21 years and then worked part-time for several hospitals until
He was a member of First United Church of Christ and had served as
the church board, as well as on the board of deacons and board of trustees.
was a member of American Legion Post 67. His favorite pastimes were
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,
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Kraig Gebhardt
March 27, 1981.
Serving as casket bearers were Harry Hanson, Gerald Vandesteeg, Fred
Emmel, Paul Skorheim and Donald John.
Memorials are preferred to First United Church of Christ or donor's
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
officiating with burial following in parish cemetery.
Arnold Berscheid Sr. was born Feb. 20, 1921 in Birchdale Township,
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
farmed near St. Rosa. Later they moved and farmed in Birchdale Township
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,
Birch Lake Association and a former member of Grey Eagle Creamery Board.
Survivors include his children, Margaret Collins and her husband, Ken
Maplewood, Arnold Berscheid Jr. and his wife, Clara of Grey Eagle,
and her husband, Adrian of Woodland, Jan Middendorf and her husband,
Melrose, Barbara Buck and her husband, David of Cedar, Robert Berscheid
wife, Judy of Grey Eagle, Dennis Berscheid and his wife, Vonnie of
Buchholz and her husband, Leland of Grey Eagle, Pam Klaphake and her
Steve of Freeport, Dr. Thomas Berscheid of Orono, Minn., Jack Berscheid
wife, Andrea of Monticello; 29 grandchildren; two great grandchildren;
and brothers, Dorothy Jacobs of Grey Eagle, Lorraine Bitz of Grey Eagle,
Clarence Berscheid and his wife, Viola of Melrose, Edward Berscheid
wife, Rosie of Sauk Centre and Julian Berscheid and his wife, Pat of
He is preceded in death by brother, Donald Berscheid; his wife Marie
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
Genevieve A. Fink, age 90, of Melrose, died Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Melrose
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,
burial following in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, St. Rosa.
Genevieve Anna Marie Fink was born Feb. 28, 1910 in Sugar Creek, Iowa,
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
Eagle, then moved to a farm near Burtrum for six years. They moved
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.
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,
the last year, she has resided at Parkview Center in Melrose.
Survivors include her step children, Nettie Goihl of Melrose, Gerald
his wife, Betty of St. Paul, Lois Goldsworthy and her husband, Jack
Calif.; 14 step grandchildren; 17 step great grandchildren; 1 step
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ambrose Stuntebeck
Matthew Fink; step daughter Marlene Duerr; brothers and sisters, Raymond,
Edmund, Joseph, and Victor Messerich, Marjorie Bischoff, Viola Harrison,
Serving as casket bearers are Dan Goihl, Dave Goihl, Ken Duerr, Jerry
Messerich, and Don Messerich.
Services for Howard Delbert Lawin, age 66 of Long Prairie, who died
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)
served in the U.S. Army from 1957-59. He worked at the Grey Eagle Creamery
farmed near Grey Eagle.
He resided on Hennessy Lake then Long Lake near Burtrum. Since 1997
resided at the Long Prairie Nursing Home.
He is survived by his brother Nelbert of Burtrum. He was preceded in
his parents; and brother, Harold Lawin.
Memorials are preferred.
Services were Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany,
Melvin Sauerer who died Friday, Nov. 17 at Mother of Mercy Nursing
Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Melvin Sauerer was born in Albany to Carl and Kathryn (Gresser) Sauerer.
married Frances Gasperlin on Dec. 2, 1944 in Camp Wheeler, Ga. He served
Army from November 1941 to October 1945. He served in the South Pacific
received the Purple Heart in Guadalcanal. He owned and operated Mel's
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,
and St. Joseph's Catholic Aid Society. He was a life-time member of
Order of the Purple Heart, the Holdingford VFW and the Albany Pioneer
was a member of the Albany American Legion Post 482 for 54 years, AMVETS
Albany for 13 years and the Moose Club in Waite Park for 17 years.
Survivors include his wife Frances of Albany; children Michael Sauerer
wife Pat of Avon, Tim Sauerer, and his wife Mary, of Albany; Mark Sauerer,
his wife Kathi of Sartell; and Lori Krebs, and her husband Tom, of
grandchildren; brother Elmer Sauerer of Albany; step-brothers Jerome
Winona; Roger Sauerer of Inver Grove Heights; step-sister Kathleen
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Tom Sauerer; brothers
and Roman; and step-sister Celine Norman.
Casket bearers were: Ryan, Tom, Kim, Katie and Lindsey Sauerer and
Honorary casket bearers were Joe Wimmer, Aaron Birr, Cyril Menth, Gene
Jim Thelen, Bob Hanauer, Gene Koglin and Tony Hondl.
Cross bearer was Paul Sauerer and gift bearers were Krista, Holli and
HELEN F. HOFFMAN
Helen F. Hoffman, age 86 of Sauk Centre, formerly of New Munich, died
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
(Mayers) Schulte. She was united in marriage to Harry Hoffman on July
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
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
and Immaculate Conception Catholic Aid.
She is survived by two sons, Roger Hoffman and his wife, Teresa of
and Ted Hoffman and his wife, Joie of Lakeville; brother, Jerome Schulte
Munich; eight grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry; brother,
sisters, Louise Poepping and Alfrieda "Bede" Gaebel.
Serving as casket bearers were her grandchildren, Patty Meyer, David,
Jeff, Debbie and Kirstie Hoffman with Pam Petermeier serving as crossbearer.
Honorary bearers were Jeanne Hoppe, Marie Kampsen, Lorella Pundsack,
Nathe, Dorine VonWahlde, Clara Thull, Wanda Gaebel and Char Mayer.
Monica M. Ritter, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died on Friday, November 10th
Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian Burial will be
11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14th at St. Paul's Catholic Church
Centre Rev. Timothy Wenzel will officiate with interment following
in the parish
Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Monday and 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Sauk Centre Seniors will pray at 4 p.m.
the funeral home in Sauk Centre followed by Christian Mothers and St.
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
to Joseph and Pauline (Brus) Uphus. She was united in marriage to Glen
on June 25, 1946 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa.
moved to Minneapolis and then in 1950 moved to a farm in Getty Township,
County. They retired in 1986 and moved to Sauk Centre. Monica was a
Holy Family School in Sauk Centre for the past 14 years. She enjoyed
crafts and jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic
Christian Mothers, St. Theresa's Mission Group and Sauk Centre Seniors.
She is survived by three children, Paulette Ritter of Sauk Centre,
and her husband, Jerome Bremmer of Albany and Joseph Ritter and his
Theresa of Sauk Centre; five grandchildren. She was preceded in death
husband, Glen on August 6, 1998; her parents; step-mother, Emma Uphus;
Raymond Uphus; sister, Florence Courneya.
Serving as casket bearers will be Diane and Jim Bromen, William, Bruce,
and Liz Peglow, Bonnie and Joe Lentner with Daniel Bredeck serving
bearer. Honorary bearers will be Helen Wiener, Verona Vogt, Leah Becker,
and Claudette Jennissen, Mary Jane Kane and Marcella Kollman.
HOWARD A. SCHREIFELS
Services for Howard A. "Howie" Schreifels, age 63 of Coon Rapids, who
away Nov. 3, at Coon Rapids, were Monday, Nov. 6 at the Church of the
in Coon Rapids.
Mr. Schreifels was born on June 27, 1937, at Richmond. Howard Schreifels
Survivors are his wife, Pat; sons, Brad and Todd; brothers, and sisters,
Denne, Cyril Schreifels and wife Valeria, Ellen Primus, Esther Steinemann
husband Henry, Delphine Gieske and husband Robert, Alice Moening and
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
Bruce Hiltner, Danny Moening, Rusty Gieske and Deborah Olmschenk.
Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery.
Services for Kurt Sieben, 54, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Melrose, who
Wednesday, Oct. 18 at his home, were held Sunday, Oct. 22 at O'Brien,
Crosby Funeral Chapel, Reno. Pastor Bill Chrystal officiated.
Kurt Wayne Sieben was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Hinsdale, Ill. to Donald
Charlotte (Carlson) Sieben. He was a 1964 graduate of Downers Grove
(Illinois) High School where he was an All Star varsity basketball
played basketball for St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud. He was
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
brothers: Marc Sieben of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Erik Sieben of Huntington
Calif.; Rolf Sieben Powers of Antioch, Calif. ; Karl Sieben Powers
of New Haven,
Conn.; sisters: Charlotte Burton of Delhi, Calif.; Noreen Hansen of
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.
Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser will officiate, with burial following in the parish
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
U.S. Army during World War II, serving from 1943-1945. He was captured
enemy in Germany, and was held as a Prisoner of War.
After he was discharged, he worked at several creameries in Southern
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
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,
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,
Helen, Clarence, Sylvester, Norbert, Walter, Albert, Lawrence, Elmer
Services for Alverna M. Enneking, 72, who died Monday, Oct. 30 at St.
Hospital in Sauk Centre were, Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Paul's Catholic
Sauk Centre with her sons, Rev. Marvin Enneking and Rev. Tom Enneking,
Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Alverna Enneking was born on May 3, 1928 in St. Martin Twp., Stearns
Minnesota to John and Frances (Hemmesch) Olmscheid. She married Alfred
Enneking on May 25, 1948 at St. Martin. They farmed at Spring Hill
They retired and moved to Sauk Centre.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing quilts, music and cards. She was a member
Paul's Catholic Church where she served as an Eucharistic minister,
a member of
Christian Mothers, Sauk Centre Seniors, St. Theresa's Mission Group,
of Isabella and St. Paul's Catholic Aid.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred Enneking of Sauk Centre; children:
Enneking and his wife, Donna of Glenco, Lenore Jenc of Sauk Centre,
Enneking of Becker, Rev. Tom Enneking, OSC of Chicago, Ill., Renee
her husband, Bob of Spring Hill, and Gene Enneking and his wife, Cheryl
Cambridge; sisters, Elizabeth Schlangen of Cold Spring, Theresa Schaefer
Cloud, Marie Schoenberg of Melrose, Catherine Primus and her husband,
Melrose, Ann Backus and her husband, Herbert of Farming; and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gilbert
Casket bearers were Jim, David, Ken and Gary Enneking, Michael and
VanDrehle. Cross bearer was Pamela Jenc. Scripture bearer was Kristi
Pallbearer was Kari VanDrehle. Honorary bearers were the Christian
Petitions were read by David Enneking and Gift bearers were Cindy and
LAVERNE M. ROERING
Services for LaVerne M. Roering, 64, who died Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the
Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico, were Monday, Oct. 30 at St. Joseph's Catholic
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
Catholic Church in Freeport.
They farmed near Freeport from 1956 to 1964. They moved to Sauk Centre
they farmed in Birchdale Township, Todd County. She was a member of
Catholic Church, Grey Eagle and the Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Roering of Sauk Centre; five
Gary Roering of Sauk Centre, Mike Roering and his fiancé, Melanie
Centre, Cathy Dunmire of Alexandria, Diane Muellner and her husband,
Sauk Centre, and Jerry Roering and his wife, Sheila of Sauk Centre;
sisters, Amandus Rolfes and his wife, Elizabeth of Freeport, Alice
Richmond, Harvey Rolfes and his wife, Sally of Minneapolis, Anthony
his wife, Rosie of Brainerd and Alcuin Rolfes of Annandale; 9 grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Randy on Sept. 9, 1986;
and brothers, Delores Schwartz, Marcella Westbrock, Gerald 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
Muellner. Honorary bearer was Aloise Schmiesing.