Services for Roland Froh, 81 of Melrose who died Tuesday July 9 in
Melrose, will be Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church,
Long Prairie, with Rev. Rudolph Bloemker officiating.
Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Long Prairie.
Mr. Froh was born Jan. 10, 1921 in Lester Prairie to John and Christian
(Wolfram) Froh. He married Hilda Wiegers Aug. 23, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran
Church, Long Prairie. He lived in Long Prairie for many years and worked
for the Joe Taubert Construction, Co. In 1973 he moved to Melrose where
he worked 27 years at Jennie-O Foods. He retired in 1995. He enjoyed his
granddaughter Amanda and great-grandson Grant. He enjoyed old guns and
fishing. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Long Prairie.
He is survived by his son Kevin Froh and his fiancee, Diane Hens, of
Melrose; granddaughter Amanda and great-grandson grant.
He was preceded in death by his wife (July 14, 1998), son Bruce (1974),
two brothers: Ervin and Randy, and an infant sister.
Casket bearers were: Eugene Tabatt, Jerome Tabatt, Dean Lunser, David
Lunser, Duane Kaelberes and Clyde Kaelberes.
Margaret Nietfeld, age 87 of Minneapolis, recently of Sauk Centre,
passed away on Friday, July 5, 2002 at St. Michael's Home in Sauk Centre.
Margaret Catherine Nietfeld was born on January 18, 1915 in Spring
Hill Township to John T. and Rose (Macke) Nietfeld. She attended School
Dist. 161. Margaret moved to the Twin Cities area as a young adult. She
was hired by the Dayton Corporation and lived and worked in Minneapolis.
She retired in 1978 after 35 years working in sales for the Dayton&rsquos
company. She was a member of the St. Stephen Catholic Church and continued
to do volunteer work for the church and various hospitals and charities.
She also belonged to the Minneapolis YWCA. Because of failing health, Margaret
returned to live in Sauk Centre in June of this year.
Some of Margaret's interests and hobbies included working in her flower
garden, traveling abroad, reading, doing needlework and getting regular
exercise. She especially enjoyed taking long walks and doing water aerobics.
Attending the theatre and various concerts with family and friends was
another favorite activity. Margaret enjoyed being with people and taking
in the rich variety of social events the city had to offer.
Margaret is survived by her four brothers and two sisters, Roman (Bess)
Nietfeld of Houston, Texas, William Nietfeld of Darwin, Sylvester (Ann)
Nietfeld of Meier Grove, Milton Nietfeld of Melrose, Gladys (Mike) Braun
of Regal, and Pat Meyer of Sauk Centre; many nieces and nephews, cousins
Preceding her in death are her parents, five brothers, Henry, Dr. Aloys,
Arnold Elmer, John and Joseph Nietfeld; two sisters, Clare Ellis and Catherine
A Mass of Resurrection was held at St. John the Baptist Church in Meire
Grove with Fr. Ron Dockendorf officiating. Music was provided by the church
Crossbearer was Katie Meyer, lectors are Mary Meyer and Mary Pittelko
and giftbearers were Gladys Braun, Milton and Sylvester Nietfeld. Interment
was at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Meire Grove.
Pallbearers were Ray, James and Richard Nietfeld, Michael H. Meyer,
Michael E. Braun, Mark Meyer.
Services for Gerald "Jerry" Henry Meyer, 53 of Felton and formerly
of Melrose, were Wednesday, June 19 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Moorhead
with Fr. Vincent Miller officiating.
Interment was in the Felton Cemetery, Felton.
He died Sunday, June 16 in his home after a short battle with cancer.
Mr. Meyer was born Oct. 31, 1948 to Clarence and Evelyn (Tieman) of
Melrose. His father died in 1948. When Gerald was nine his mother married
Larry Messer and the family moved to West Union. He grew up in West Union
and graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1966. From 1966 to 1968 he
was in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. After his discharge he returned
to West Union and later moved to Melrose. On June 4, 1979 he married Laura
Larson in Sisseton, S.D. The couple made their home in Melrose where Meyer
owned and operated Meyer Transfer, an over-the-road truck. In 1993 they
moved to Felton where he owned and operated Jerry's Den.
Mr. Meyer enjoyed golf, pool, bowling, gambling and yard work. He was
a life-long member of the VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Laura, Felton; three daughters: Karla (James)
Salmon, New Richmond, Wis.; Jayne Knutson, Felton, and Mary (Tony) Cox,
Hawley; one grandchild, Liam Salmon; one brother, John (June) Messer, West
Union; and one sister, Janice (Al) Rivard, White Bear Lake.
Casket bearers were Doug Belkengren, Dan Bromenshenkel, Robert Dols,
Larry Marthaler, John Sauer, Tony Zehner;
Military Honors were provided by Ulen VFW. Music was provided by the
Resurrection Choir, Judy Buscher, organist.
Anthony R. Hoppe, age 51, of York, Penn., formerly of Melrose, died
on Saturday, June 29 as a result of injuries received in an automobile
accident on Route 30 in Hellam Township, York.
Born Nov. 2, 1950 in Philadelphia , a son of the late Robert G. and
Rena A (Mosciatti ) Hoppe, he was employed as a construction superintendent
for Kinsley Construction, Inc. Mr Hoppe is survived by his wife Sue E.
(Brenner) Hoppe of York, Penn.; a son, Robert A. Hoppe of York, Penn.;
two daughters, Ginene R. Aughe of Pennsburg, Penn,, and Rebecca M. Hoppe
of Greenville, Del.; two grand daughters; one brother, Paul M. Hoppe of
Lansdale, Penn., and his former wife, Ruth M. (Lipp) Hoppe of Bedford,
Funeral services were Wednesday, July 3 at Baumeister, Orcutt &
Small Mortuaries, Inc., York, Penn. with Rev. Thomas Bellis, Pastor of
Paradise (Holtzschwamm) United Church of Christ, Thomasville, Penn., officiating.
Private burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. York, Penn.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kayla M. and Alexa R. Aughe
Education Fund, 2 School Lane. Dover, Penn. 17315.
Herman J. Brickweg, age 79 of New Munich, died on Sunday, June 30 at
the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, July 3 at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in New Munich. Rev. Roger Klassen, OSB officiated with
burial at St. Benedict's Cemetery in Avon.
Herman Brickweg was born June 19, 1923 in St. Martin Township, Stearns
County to Joseph and Elizabeth (Middendorf) Brickweg. He was united in
marriage to Adeline Kortenbusch on Oct. 26, 1944 in Melrose.
He was employed as a mechanic at Purity Milk Company in St. Cloud,
retiring in 1981. Herman enjoyed fishing and card playing, and was an avid
fan of amateur baseball. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in New Munich.
Herman is survived by his children, Dave Brickweg and his wife, Rosie
of Richmond, Jack Brickweg of Avon, Carol Euerle and her husband, Merle
of Richmond, Mike Brickweg and his wife, Susan of Montevideo and Dan Brickweg
and his wife, Kim of Melrose; brother and sisters, Joseph Brickweg and
his wife, Mary of Blaine, Marie Christen of Melrose, Rita Loxtercamp of
Meire Grove and Florence Schurman of Sauk Centre; 12 grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren. Herman was preceded in death by his parents,
Joseph and Elizabeth Brickweg; wife, Adeline Brickweg who died in 1982;
brother, Tom Brickweg and one granddaughter.
Serving as casket bearers were Chad Brickweg, Shawn Brickweg, Scott
Brickweg, Eric Kohorst, Shannon Kohorst and Jerimiah Brickweg.
Serving as cross bearer was Dillon Brickweg with David Keho as scripture
Serving as honorary bearers were Nicole Keho, Jennifer Kohorst, Jessica
Brickweg, Michelle Christopherson and Addy Brickweg.
ERMA M. WELLE
Services for Erma M. Welle, 92 of Sauk Centre, who died Thursday, May
30, at Das Goldene Wohnheim in New Munich were Monday, June 3, at Our Lady
of the Angels Catholic Church.
Rev. Dick McGuire officiated with interment following in the parish
Erma Welle was born on Nov. 8, 1909 in Meire Grove to Joseph and Elizabeth
(Deters) Meyer. She married Henry N. Welle on Oct. 29, 1929 at Meire Grove.
They farmed near Spring Hill until 1960 when they retired and moved to
Sauk Centre. She enjoyed gardening, baking and crocheting. She was a member
of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Angels Christian
Mothers, Spring Hill Christian Mothers and Our Lady of the Angles Catholic
She is survived by her nine children, Alvin Welle and his wife, Lil
of Sauk Centre, Vernon Welle and his wife, Jenny of Spring Hill, James
Welle and his wife, Bernice of Spring Hill, Marlene Lieser and her husband,Gerald
of Spring Hill, Carol Pelkey and her husband, Jerome of Sauk Centre, Alice
Peters and her husband, Herb of Sauk Centre, JoAnn Middendorf and her husband,
Art of Sauk Centre, Henry Welle Jr. and his wife, Ann of Winona, David
Welle and his wife, Marilyn of Greenwald; brothers and sisters, Regine
Illies of New Munich, Evelyn Illies of Elrosa, Pauline Imdieke of Meire
Grove, Olivia Schmiesing of Sauk Centre, Francis Meyer and his wife, Loretta
of Meire Grove; 44 grandchildren and 95 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry on Sept. 17, 1989;
parents; son, Charles Welle; brothers and sisters, Katie Korf, Adella Welle,
Hilda Meyer, Henry Meyer and Bernard Meyer.
Pallbearers were David, Bob, Tom, and Doug Welle; Brian Peters; Kevin
Pelkey; Donnie Lieser and Donnie Middendorf. Cross Bearer was Debbie Christianson
and the Scripture bearer was Cindy Anderson. Honorary bearers were Mary
Lawinger; Mildred Bromenshenkel; Cindy Sunderman; Sandy Friedrichs; Louise
Bromen; Betty Ann Voller; Our Lady of Angels Christian Mothers and the
Spring Hill Christian Mothers.
Services for Elaine (Eveslage) Hinnenkamp, age 71 of Melrose, who died
Monday, June 3 due to complications of ALS, were Friday, June 7 at St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose with Fr. Vincent Lieser officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Elaine Hinnenkamp was born on Nov. 3, 1930 in St. Augusta, to Ferdinand
and Loretta Eveslage. She was united in marriage to Andrew Hinnenkamp on
Aug. 28, 1951 at Sacred Heart Church in Freeport. She was a member of the
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, St. Elizabeth's Society
and Holy Spirit Mission. Elaine loved quilting, crocheting, gardening,
cooking, reading and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Andrew Hinnenkamp of Melrose; five children,
Michael (Nancy) Hinnenkamp of Wayzata; Chuck Hinnenkamp of Shakopee; Cheri
Hinnenkamp of Melrose; Joan Hinnenkamp of Woodbury and Kelly Hinnenkamp
of Waite Park; brothers, Leo Eveslage of Mission, TX; Melvin "Bud" Eveslage
of Melrose; John (Joyce) Eveslage of Freeport; sisters, Bernie Koetter
of Bemidji; Mary Eveslage of Oakdale; Carol (Tony) Niehaus of Melrose;
and Kathy Eveslage of Marshall, and three grandchildren, Michelle, Stephanie
and Chris Hinnenkamp; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brianna Hinnenkamp.
Her parents and two children, Michelle and Mary Beth, preceded her
Serving as casket bearers were Andrew, Michael, Chuck, Cheri, Joan,
Kelly Hinnenkamp, Melvin "Bud" and John Eveslage.
Cross-bearer was Stephanie Hinnenkamp with Michelle Hinnenkamp serving
as scripture bearer.
Honorary bearers were Darlene Bussman, Denise Duevel, Louise Gieske,
Aggie Hinnenkamp, Claudette Hinnenkamp, Donna Janssen-Hinnenkamp, Mary
Niehaus, Bernie Pohlmann, Carol Pohlmann, Irene Pohlmann, Darlene Stevens,
Bonnie Theiler, and Betty Thieschafer.
Services for Ann B. Uhlenkamp, age 86 of Melrose, who died on Sunday,
June 2 at Pine Villa Care Center, Melrose, were Thursday, June 6 at St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Ken Thielman officiated with interment Friday, June 7, in Fort
Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Ann Uhlenkamp was born on October 28, 1915 in Melrose to Bernard and
Mary (Klein) Kramer. She married Alois Uhlenkamp on March 2, 1946 in Minneapolis.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Survivors include her daughter, Cheryle Tyrpa of Buffalo; two grandchildren,
Rebecca and Stacy Tyrpa;brothers and sisters, Bud Kramer, Ted Kramer, Louise
Spehn, Alvina Spaeth and Veronica Wolf all of Melrose;
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Mary Kramer;
husband, Alois on December 29, 1978; son, Dale Uhlenkamp on Feb. 11, 1966;
brothers and sisters, Marie Parish, Rose Illies, Alma, Helen, Leo, Henry
and Ray Kramer.
Serving as casket bearers were Michael Kramer, James Kramer, Henry
Illies, Robert Klassen, Larry VanHavermaet and Donald Spehn.
Serving as cross bearer was Stacy Tyrpa and scripture bearer was Rebecca
James D. Morrison, 87, of Port Ludlow, Wash., died May 26,2002, at
Northwoods Lodge in Silverdale, Wash.
He was born Jan. 8, 1915, in Vancouver, B.C., to William and Jamesina
(Dean) Morrison. He attended West Seattle High School.
He married Anna Bussman on Jan. 8, 1967, in Port Ludlow.
Mr. Morrison was retired and had been self-employed most of his life
as an automobile machinist, working in Seattle, Port Ludlow and on Bainbridge
Island. He had owned
Morrison Motor Service of Beacon Hill and Morrison's Richfield Service
of Bainbridge Island.
He was a member of the Machinists Union, the Port Ludlow Elks and the
Queen City Yacht Club.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Dean J. Morrison of University Place;
a daughter Darla J. Brown of Edmonds; a brother, Jack Morrison of Seattle;
six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at ll a.m.June ll at The Stone Chapel at
Cherry Grove in Poulsbo, Wash.
Memorial donations maybe made to the American Heart Association, 4414
Woodland Park Ave. N. Seattle, Wash., 98103-7499, to the American Diabetes
Association, 557 Roy St., Lower Level, Seattle, Wash., 98109-4219 or to
a charity of the donor's choice.
Services for Evelyn R. Kortan-DePree, age 80, of Long Prairie, formerly
Centre, who died Sunday, July 1 at Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home,
Tuesday, July 3 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre
the Rev. James Statz officiating.
Evelyn Kortan-DePree was born on Feb. 22, 1921 in Sauk Centre Township,
Charles and Mary (Novak) Kortan. She was raised and worked on the Kortan
Sauk Centre. She was employed by Jennie-O in Melrose for many years.
Donald DePree on Oct. 2, 1971 in Park Rapids. Evelyn has lived in nursing
for the past 12 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic
Church, Christian Mothers and the American Legion Post 67 Auxiliary.
Survivors include her brothers and sisters, Mathilda Dusek and her
Jerome, Helen Norgarden, George Kortan and his wife, Rose and Richard
his wife, Joan, all of Sauk Centre.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald DePree on
1977 and brothers, Bill, Steve, Frank, Charlie and Jim Kortan. Casket
were Dennis, Mike, Louis and Mark Kortan, Jerome Dusek and Ernest Uhlenkamp.
Honorary bearers were Christian Mothers and Cross bearer was Arletta
Memorials are preferred.
Services for Ottillia M. Roerick, age 93, of Melrose, who died Monday,
July 2 at
Pine Haven Care Center in Melrose were celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on
July 5 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Ken Thielmann officiated, with burial following in the parish
Ottillia Roerick was born in St. Anna, Wis., to Anton and Catherine
Mohr. She married Hubert V. Roerick on Oct, 13, 1938 in St. Francis
Church, St. Francis. They farmed near Grey Eagle until moving to Melrose
1962. She has resided in Pine Haven Care Center in Melrose since 1987.
She was a
member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Survivors include her children, Anthony Roerick of Rapid City, SD,
and his wife, JoAnne of Grey Eagle, Arnold Roerick and his wife, Arlene
Minnetonka, Engelbert Roerick and his wife, Shari of Sauk Centre, Sylvester
Roerick and his wife, Mary of Chanhassen, Theresa Michels of St. Cloud,
Celestina Muellner and her husband, Alquin of St. Joseph; 23 grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hubert V. Roerick
on Jan. 4,
1980; brothers, Edmund, Engelbert, Joseph, Sylvester, and John Mohr.
Serving as casket bearers were Dean, Chad, Jeff, and Mike Roerick,
Wally Michels. Cross bearer was Amy Roerick; scripture bearer was Jessica
Toenyan; honorary bearers were Scott and Thomas Roerick, Jason and
Muellner, and Rodney Michels.
Services were Tuesday, July 3 at the Cremation Society of Minnesota,
James Edwards, New Munich and formerly of Plymouth, who died Thursday,
He was a graduate of the University of Colorado. For the past 20 years
he was a
self-employed accountant/consultant. He enjoyed a life-long interest
photography, traveling and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, children: Tim of Eagan, Pam (Tom)
of Prior Lake, John (Tammy) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren: Ben,
Annie, Kaylee, Cody, Casey, Leia, Elise; brothers: Robert (Nancy),
N.C., Richard (Lorraine), Sandwich, Ill; and many nieces and nephews,
Memorials are preferred to the Mayo Clincs and Hospitals.
Services were Monday, July 2 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Browns
Doris F. Piechowski, 52, formerly of Melrose, who died Friday, June
29 at her
home from a lengthy illness.
Burial was in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Browns Valley.
Doris Piechowski was born April 4, 1949, in Melrose to Martin and Kathyrn
(Schmitz) Tschida. She married Neil Piechowski Dec. 18, 1971 at St.
Catholic Church, Melrose. They lived on a family farm near Browns Valley
they farmed for 27 years.
Survivors include her husband, daughters and son-in-law: Glenda, Brookings,
S.D., Kim and Tom Kreber, Brandon, S.D.; mother, Kathryn, Melrose;
JoAnn, St. Cloud, Bob and Mary Douvier, Sauk Centre; brothers Don and
Brooklyn Park, Rich and Sharon, Albany.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorials are preferred to American Cancer Society or the Stevens Community
Medical Center Homecare and Hospice of Morris.
Services for Hilda A. Czech, age 95 of Grey Eagle, who died Wednesday,
at Saint Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre will be at 10:30 a.m.
June 30 at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Rev. Bernie
will be officiating with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Hilda Anna Czech was born June 27, 1906 in Saint Anthony to John and
(Ziegler) Tschida. She married Leo Czech on February 15, 1927 in Saint
The couple farmed three miles east of Upsala. They moved to Blackduck,
they farmed until moving to Minneapolis in 1958. They moved to Birch
1968. They moved to Village View Apartments in Grey Eagle until 1997,
moved to Saint Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. Leo died on May
She was a member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle, and
Joseph's Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her children, Arthur Czech and his wife, Nadine of
Delores Parron of Cottage Grove; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters and brother,
Gangl, Caroline Keiefler, Mayme Schmitz, and Ed Tschida; grandson,
Serving as casket bearers will be Aadam Czech, Dale Czech, Gene Czech,
Czech, Mike Dwire, and Lewie Hildebrand. Cross bearer will be Renee
scripture bearer will be Lynn Dwire.
Harold J. Otte, age 77, of Sauk Centre died Monday, June 18, 2001 at
Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre.
Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, June 21 at St. Paul's Catholic
Sauk Centre with Rev. Theodore Niehaus officiating. Burial will follow
Harold J. Otte was born on February 18, 1924 in Sauk Centre Township,
County, Minnesota to Bernard and Catherine G. (Jenniges) Otte. He married
Alberta Ella Gamradt on Nov. 28, 1944 at St. Paul's Catholic Church
Centre. He lived and farmed in Sauk Centre all his life. He was a member
Paul's Catholic Church and Bishop F. Busch Council #4863 Knights of
Survivors include his wife, Alberta Otte of Sauk Centre; children,
and his wife, Edna of Sauk Centre, Marilyn Harris and her husband,
Chuck of Sauk
Centre, Laura Moscho of St. Cloud, Karen Scott and her husband, Donald
Centre, and Sonja Miller and her husband, Brian of Sauk Centre; brothers
sisters, Agnes Schwieters of Glenwood, Theresa Ward and her husband,
Anoka, Walter Otte and his wife, Maxine of Chula Vista, CA, Lorraine
her husband, Bill of Sparta, Tenn., Katherine Otte of Lemon Grove,
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Richard
Bernard Otte, Rose Schwieters, Hilda Lentz and Monica Farrow.
Casket bearers were grandchildren, Steve Balamut, Aaron Moscho, Nathan
Jeff Otte, Jane Bontje and Jennifer Moscho. Cross bearer was Pam Durbin
Katelyn and Brandon Durbin. Honorary bearers were Leo and Toni Wiener,
Marthaler, Virgil Niehaus, Kenny Gamradt, LeRoy Sukke, Andy and Dora
Lewis and Leora Calkins, Vern Karasch, Al Schmitz, Gene and Linda Miller,
Schmiesing, David and Sharon Gamradt and Howard and Janice Majerus.
will be Genna Ironi, Andrea Miller and Sara Balamut.
Melvin E. Roering, age 63 of Sauk Centre died Sunday, June 10 at St.
Hospital in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday,
2001 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre
Rev. Bernard Kahlhamer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery,
Centre. Melvin Roering was born on May 19, 1932 in Greenwald, Minnesota
Albert and Elizabeth (Beckerman) Roering. He married Loretta C. Ludwig
10, 1967 at Roscoe, Minnesota. They lived in Freeport where he was
the Freeport Co-op Creamery. They moved to Grove City where he was
Kronis Mills and then Mills Farms. They moved to Melrose where he worked
Melrose Turkey Farm. They moved to Sauk Centre where he hog farmed
retirement in 1999. Melvin enjoyed fishing and going to auctions. He
member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Roering of Sauk Centre; children,
Roering and her fiancée, Michael Holes of St. Paul, Kathy Rust
and her husband,
Robert of Villard and Frank Roering of Sauk Centre; brothers and sisters,
Kleve of Freeport, Virgil Roering and his wife, Jenny of Richmond,
Roering and his wife, Betty of St. Joseph, Andy Roering and his wife,
Glenwood and Mary Jane Bohnen and her husband, Jack of Blaine, and
grandchildren, Isaac and Zachary Rust.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edmund, Ted, Abe, Wilfred,
Casket bearers will be David, Dennis and Mike Roering, Jeremy and Ronald
and Wayne Larson. Honorary bearers will be Hugo and Billy Massmann
Services for Juletta A. Kunstleben-Wolbeck, age 77, of Freeport, who
May 8, at her home in Freeport, will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May
12 at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with one hour visitation prior to
Deacon Julius Beckermann will officiate, with burial in the parish
Juletta Kunstleben-Wolbeck was born January 25, 1924 in Melrose to
Agnes (Dickhaus) Hiltner. She married Henry William Kunstleben on Feb.
in Saint Cloud. The couple farmed near Holdingford. Henry passed away
1985. She married John Wolbeck on October 10, 1992 in St. Anthony.
away on May 7, 1993. She resided in Freeport. She was a member of Sacred
Catholic Church in Freeport, Melrose VFW Auxillary and the Freeport
Survivors include sons and daughters, Vera Lou Klaphake and her husband,
Albany, Lorinda Bogatzki and her husband, Richard of Albany, Duane
and his wife, Mary Kay of Avon, Dennis Kunstleben and his wife, Marilyn
Carol Ann Klemmer and her husband, Nick of Albany, Eugene Kunstleben
wife, Agnes of Avon; step-children, Rita Trisko and her husband, Clarence
Sauk Centre, Leroy Wolbeck and his wife, Irene of Sauk Centre, Donald
and his wife, Jeanine of Sauk Centre, Irene Uhlenkamp and her husband,
Sauk Centre, Irma Bromenshenkel and her husband David of Sauk Centre,
Wolbeck and his wife, Donna Mae of Sauk Centre, Marilyn Bromenshenkel
husband, Daniel of Sauk Centre, Doris Hamilton and her husband, Dallas
Centre, Joyce Primus and her husband, Michael of Sauk Centre, Arlene
and her husband, Leo of Villard, Arlis Pesta and her husband, David
Prairie; brothers and sisters, Martha Butkowski and her husband, Florian
Munich, Raymond Hiltner and his wife, Alice of Waite Park, Melvin Hiltner
his wife, Irene of Burtrum, Lidwina Wolbeck and her husband, Lawrence
Eagle, Alphonse Hiltner of Melrose, Leander Hiltner and his wife, Linda
Scandia, MN, Clarissa Barthel and her husband, Eldred of Grey Eagle,
Speldrich and her husband, Donald of Belgrade, Cyril Hiltner and his
Carolyn of Belgrade; 20 grandchildren; 51 step grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; 46 step great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by
her parents; husbands, Henry Kunstleben and John Wolbeck; daughter,
Kunstleben; brothers, Edward Hiltner, Edwin Hiltner; sisters Leona
Alvina Hiltner; 1 step great-grandchild.
Grandchildren will serve as casket bearers and cross bearer.
Services for Anthony "Tony" R. Merten, 81, of Sauk Centre who died
8, at St. Michael's Hospital, were Friday, May 11, 2001 at St. Paul's
Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Timothy Wenzel and Rev. Andrew
Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Anthony Rudolph Merten was born on April 16, 1920 in Sauk Centre to
Mary (Dusek) Merten. He married Rose Katherine Weiss on Sept. 28, 1943
Alexius Catholic Church, West Union. He was employed by Farmer's Co-op
and Modern Farm Equipment in Sauk Centre until retiring in 1985. He
was a member
of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Sauk Centre Seniors and St. Paul's Catholic
He enjoyed gardening, card playing, traveling and visiting with friends
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose Merten, and his seven
Marilyn (Harold) Fiedler of Sauk Centre; Rosemary (Jaime) Cabanilla
City, MD; Mike (Dorene) Merten of Sauk Centre; Carol (Elbert) Williams
Arlington, VA; David (Rose) Merten of Manitowoc, WI; Dale (Linda) Merten
Onalaska, WI; Patty (Pat) Mehrer of Glyndon, MN; 21 grandchildren;
Margaret Rutten of Osakis and family friend, Raymond Kozitka of North
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Merten and
brother-in-law, Bernard Rutten. Casket bearers and cross bearer were
Services were Saturday, May 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church St Cloud
(Shelley) Fischer, age 34, who died Wednesday, May 2 at St. Cloud Hospital.
Burial was in Assumption Cemetery.
Michele was born Nov. 18, 1966 in Faribault to Dennis and Patricia
Genette She moved to Sauk Rapids with her family in 1976. She graduated
Sauk Rapids High School in 1985 and then St. Cloud State University
degree in social work. She married Paul J. Fischer on May 26, 1990
Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. She worked as a social worker for Stearns
Social Services from l990 until 1996 when she and her mother started
Home of St. Cloud Inc.., an in-home management service for vulnerable
She and her husband moved to Sartell in 1995. She was a member of Bethlehem
Lutheran Church and she was a 1eader of "I Can Cope", a cancer support
from the St. Cloud Hospital
Michele is survived by her husband, Sartell; children, Kelsey and Cole,
parents, Waite Park; sister, Deanna Genette; and brother and sister-in-law,
Gregory and Julie Genette of St. Cloud. She is also survived by maternal
grandmother, Arlene Armstrong, St. Cloud.
Services for Lauren K. Peterson, 28, Melrose, who died Friday, April
27, at the
St. Cloud Hospital, were Wednesday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at Granite City
Church, St. Cloud. Burial will be in Immanuel Cemetery, Farmington.
Lauren K. Peterson was born Feb. 14, 1973 in Farmington to Edward and
Peterson. She married Seth Peterson on June 29, 1996 at Faith United
Church, Farmington. Lauren enjoyed doing photography, cooking, hunting
fishing. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Baxter and was attending
Granite City Baptist Church, St. Cloud.
Survivors include her husband, Seth Peterson, Melrose; son: Phillip
Peterson, Melrose; mother and father: Edward and Fern Peterson, Farmington;
brothers and sister: Darren Peterson, Danbury, Conn.; Ryan Peterson,
and Sharon King, Farmington.
Services were Tuesday, May 1 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church for William
Blenker, 84, who died Saturday, April 28 at Mother of Mercy Nursing
Burial was in the parish cemetery with full military honors provided
American Legion Post 482.
Arrangements were made by Williams Funeral Home, Avon.
William Blenker was born Sept. 22, 1916 in Albany to Henry and Mathilda
(Thielman) Blenker. He married Valeria Cremers on Oct. 13, 1942, in
Catholic Church. He attended St. John's University, Collegeville, and
University of Minnesota, and graduated with a degree in mortuary science
1937. He played baseball in the Great Soo League and was drafted by
the New York
Yankees and played in their farm system for several years. He returned
and started Blenker Funeral Home and Ambulance Service, Blenker Hardware
Furniture and Blenker Propane with his father. He was stationed in
Pacific with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived in Avon from
1998, when he entered the nursing home. He was a member of Albany American
Legion Post 482, Melrose VFW Post 7050, Catholic Aid Association, Third
Knights of Columbus Albany Council 3628, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus
Father Pierz General Assembly, and was a charter member and former
Albany Lions Club. He was one of the original founders of the Albany
Course, where he was president and a board member for many years.
Survivors include his wife; children, David, Jean Pundsack and Carol
Albany, and Diane Schiffler of Avon; nine grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and sisters, Margaret Callahan of Albany and Mary
Hagen of Edina.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, infant twin Wilfred and Frederick
Memorials are preferred.
Services were Monday, April 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church for Clarence
Wuebkers, 63, Upsala, who died Friday, April 27 from cancer.
Burial was in St. Francis Cemetery, Freeport.
Clarence Wuebkers was born April 4, 1938 in St. Francis to Herman and
He graduated from Upsala High School in 1954. After graduation, he
National Guard and farmed with his father. He married Christine Gerads
2, 1964, in Upsala. He farmed until 1989 and then retired to Upsala,
continued to help on his sons' farms. His interests were farming, reading,
putting puzzles together, watching westerns, playing cards, smoking
his pipe and
playing with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Christine of Upsala; sons, Dale and Diane
St. Francis; Robert and Gail Wuebkers of St. Francis; Herman and Brenda
of Holdingford, daughters Karen and Scott Rudolph of Opole, and Karla
Sheldon Tschida of Freeport; brother and sister, Jerome Wuebkers of
Viola Wuebkers of Little Falls; and 16 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Ronald, and an infant
Casket bearers were Tim Gerads, Joyce Albertson, Randy Brickweg, Tina
Melissa Servatius, Kevin Wuebkers, Jerry Pohlmann and Donny Pohlmann.
bearer was Ben Wuebkers.
LAWRENCE M. SCHRIVER
Services for Lawrence M. Schriver, age 75, of Big Birch Lake, who died
April 21 at his home on Big Birch Lake were celebrated on Wednesday,
April 25 at
Church of St. Joseph, Grey Eagle.
Presiding at the funeral liturgy was Msgr. James Habiger, Rev. Bernard
Rev. Kenneth Popp, and Rev. Donald LeMay, O.S.B. Interment was at St.
Cemetery in Greenwald.
Mr. Schriver was born Dec. 23, 1925 in Avon to John and Anna (Jacobs)
and spent his formative years in St Joseph. He was a graduate of St
Technical High School (1943), attended St. Mary's College of Winona,
in the Navy V-5 program in World War II. He retired as a Honeywell
the end of 1989 after 37 years of service. His career was primarily
the Aerospace and Underseas Systems Divisions.
Mr. Schriver was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle,
Plymouth Lions, American Legion Post #101 of Melrose, Long-time Director
Big Birch Lake Association; Vice President of the Sandy Beach Associated
Property Owners; and Chairman of the Grey Eagle Township Planning Commission.
was a generous contributor to many charitable causes and environmental
Mr. Schriver is survived by his wife, the former Corinne Wurst of Big
Lake, one sister, Mrs. Ervin (Clara) Bohlig of Melrose and many nephew
nieces. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Aloysius, Walter,
Nick, and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Alvina) Borgmann and Mrs. Paul
Serving as casket bearers were: Bruce Jacobs, Gregg Jacobs, J. R. Jacobs,
Kelly, James Schriver, John Schriver, Paul Wurst, and Thomas Wurst;
casket bearers were: Norman Bohlig, Dr. Paul Damrow, Patrick Gallagher,
Gerding, Dr. James Hammarsten, Hollis Hinnenkamp, James Johnson, Marvin
Kollodge, Donald Manske, Robert Meyer, Roger Poganski, Donald Stalboerger,
Plombon, George Tiemann, Eugene Waldorf, and Glenn Weiher. Lectors
Kelly and Catherine Kelly Olson.
Memorials are preferred to St. John's University or the donor's choice.
Frances M. Tiemann, age 93 of Melrose, died Wednesday, April 18 at
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday,
2000 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser will officiate, with burial following in the parish
Frances Tiemann was born August 3, 1907 in Melrose to George and Mary
(Hinnenkamp) Tiemann. She worked at Nathe & Koopmeiner Grocery
in St. Cloud for
15 years, returning to Melrose in 1944. She was employed by Meyer Electric
Melrose for 25 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of St. Mary's
Church in Melrose, St. Elizabeth Society, Melrose Senior Citizens,
Hospital Auxiliary, volunteered 63 years at St. Mary's Catholic Church
Melrose, 50 year member of the church choir.
Survivors include her sister, Hattie Pulrang of Enumclaw, Washington;
cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother,
Tiemann; sisters, Josephine Pung and Alvina Hokemeier.
Serving as casket bearers were Walter Hinnenkamp, Herman Hinnenkamp,
Meyer, LeRoy Tiemann, Roman Sundermann, and Phillip Swanson
Cross bearer will be Ann Tiemann, scripture bearer will be Irene Pohlmann,
honorary bearers will be St. Elizabeth's Society.
Services for Marie Euteneuer, age 82, of Melrose, who died Wednesday,
at Pine Haven/Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, will be celebrated
at 11 a.m.
on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser will officiate, with burial following in the parish
Marie Euteneuer was born Aug. 11, 1918 in Albany Township, Stearns
Frank and Gertrude (Thull) Eickhoff. She worked several years at the
Hospital. She married Elmer Euteneuer on Feb. 26, 1946. The couple
Bowlus for several years, then farmed near St. Martin until their retirement
1980. She moved to Melrose in 1980, and has resided at Parkview Manor
for the last two years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church
Melrose, and the St. Ann's Christian Mothers of St. Martin.
Mrs. Euteneuer is survived by her children: Norman Euteneuer and his
Cyrilla of Albany; Marvin Euteneuer of Lexington, Ky.; Duane Euteneuer
Albany; and Florian Euteneuer and his wife, Jo Ann of Paynesville;
brothers: Lorraine Hoppe and her husband, Ben of New Munich; Julitta
Sauk Centre; Raymond Eickhoff and his wife, Tillie of Albany; Dorothy
and her husband, Robert of Paynesville; Norbert Eickhoff of Albany;
Eickhoff and his wife, Norma of New Munich; Alois Eickhoff and his
of Anoka; Regina Meemken and her husband, Archie of Melrose; eight
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Euteneuer
27, 1995; sister and brother, Evelyn Eickhoff and Valerian Eickhoff.
Serving as casket bearers will be Norman, Marvin, Duane, Florian, Jody,
Euteneuer. Cross bearer will be Zachary Euteneuer, scripture bearer
Heidi Euteneuer, honorary bearer will be Stacy Euteneuer.
Marie Heidgerken, age 93 of Freeport, died Thursday, March 29, at Mother
Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, April 2, at Sacred
Catholic Church in Freeport. Rev. Roger Klassen officiated with burial
in parish cemetery.
Marie Heidgerken was born on Feb. 17, 1908 in Melrose to Henry and
(Westendorf) Middendorf. She married George Heidgerken on May 3, 1934
Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. They farmed in Freeport all their
retirement in 1968. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church
and the Christian Mothers.
Survivors include children: James Heidgerken and his wife, Doreen of
John Heidgerken and his wife, Louise of Minnetonka; Dennis Heidgerken
wife, Rita of Freeport; Charles Heidgerken and his wife, Shirley of
Paul Heidgerken and his wife, MaryAnn of Albany; Peter Heidgerken and
Marilyn of Freeport; Irene Obermiller and her husband, James of Freeport;
Bernard Heidgerken and his wife, Ann of Freeport; Mary Hinnenkamp and
husband, Ted of Albert Lea; Carol Setterholm and her husband, Glen
of New Ulm;
34 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Herman
and his wife, Helen of Freeport, August "Happy" Middendorf of Freeport,
Michaels and her husband, Henry of Freeport.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Anna Middendorf;
George Heidgerken on March 6, 1985; son, George Heidgerken Jr. in1970;
Steven Heidgerken; brothers and sisters, Fred Middendorf, Joe Middendorf,
Middendorf, Elizabeth Brickweg, Aurelia Gaebel, Josepha Hiltner, Annie
Serving as casketbearers were grandchildren. Serving as cross bearer
Rieland and scripture bearer was Kathy Middendorf. Serving as honorary
were the great-grandchildren.
Services for Romaine "R.C." Dinkel, age 74 of Long Prairie residence,
Wednesday, March 28, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center
April 2, 2001, St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Long Prairie.
Fr. Bernie Gruenes and Deacon Mark Zenner officiated. Burial was in
Cemetery, Long Prairie. Military Honors were conducted by Long Prairie
the American Legion Posts.
Mr. Dinkel was born May 5, 1926 in Long Prairie to Louis and Alvina
He married Veronica "Ronnie" Raudzis on June 30, 1949, Browerville,
Joseph's Catholic Church.
He grew up on a farm in rural Long Prairie, graduating from Long Prairie
School. He was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in Italy. He graduated
Minnesota School of Business, in Accounting , Minneapolis. He worked
Greenwald State Bank for seven years. He then settled at Reynolds Township,
rural Long Prairie, where he was a dairy farmer for 50 years. He was
hunter, enjoyed bowling, and softball.
He was a member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Parish, where he
St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus Council 1636; parish council member;
Farmers Union - Todd County Chapter; Long Prairie V.F.W. Post; 4-H
Leader for 25
years; N.R.A; Dairy Herd Improvement Assoc; Holstein Fresion Assoc;
His lifelong focus was his respect for human life, exemplified in all
did, especially his family, church, MCCL, and other pro life organizations.
He is survived by his wife "Ronnie", Long Prairie; 11 children and
Mary Ellen Otremba, Long Prairie; Michael (Karen) Dinkel, Soldotna,
Charles (Linda) Dinkel, Long Prairie; Ann Marie (Brad) Peterson, Swanville;
Dinkel, Faribault; Jacqueline (Doug) Cobb, Soldotna, Alaska; James
Soldotna, Alaska; Katerie (Steve) Broz, St. Louis Park; William "Billy",
Grove, and his fiancee Nancy Haas, St. Paul; Joseph Dinkel, Long Prairie;
(Amy) Dinkel, St. Cloud: one sister Velma Minke, Long Prairie; 24 grandchildren,
Andrew, Timothy, Kateri, Elizabeth Otremba; Sam, Josh Dinkel; Emily,
John, Jacob, Carolyn Dinkel; Victoria, Theresa, Anthony Peterson; Jovin
Amandra, Ila Cobb; Christopher, Jonathan, Julia, Monica, Lucas, Sophia
Teresa Huckriede; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bernadette; his parents, Louis
Alvina Dinkel; two brothers Louis and Ervin; and three sisters: Viola
Devona Newman, Bernice Johnson
Casket bearers were Michael Dinkel, Charles Dinkel, James Dinkel, Billy
Joe Dinkel, Thomas Dinkel, Andy Otremba and Tim Otremba.