Services for Jeffery "Pedro" Hiltner, age 25, of Melrose, who died
Oct. 28 in a motor vehicle accident near Melrose were Thursday, Nov.
2 at St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated,
following in the parish cemetery.
Jeffery Raymond Hiltner was born April 14, 1975 in Melrose, to Alphonse
Donna Mae W. (Olmscheid) Hiltner. He graduated from Melrose High School
attended Rasmussen Business College for two years. He was employed
brothers construction company, WJH Construction in Anoka for two years.
currently employed by DKD Construction in Melrose. He was currently
the Army National Guard, Sauk Centre. He enjoyed hunting and loved
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Leo's Court Catholic
Foresters, New Munich Baseball Team and New Munich J.C.'s.
He is survived by his father, Alphonse Hiltner of Melrose; brothers
William Hiltner and his wife, Tammy of Anoka, Ann Uphoff and her husband,
of Melrose, Amy Oleson and her husband, Bruce of Little Falls, Angela
Melrose, and Jason Hiltner of Melrose. He was preceded in death by
Donna Mae Hiltner on March 12, 1996.
Serving as casket bearers were Kenny Hinnenkamp, Broc Haskamp, Jason
D.J. Rajdl, Shawn Duevel, and Dave Moscho.
Cross bearer was Jason Hiltner, Scripture bearer was Angela Hiltner,
as honorary bearers were the New Munich baseball team and the New Munich
Services for Jim Illies, age 71., of Spicer, who died Wednesday, Oct.
25, at the
Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, were Monday, Oct. 30, at Our Lady
Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer with Fr. Fred Fink officiating.
Interment was at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Paynesville.
Mr. Illies was born on April 9, 1929, in Elrosa the son of John and
(Nathe) Illies. He grew up and attended school in Elrosa, graduated
Belgrade High School and became employed at J.C. Penny's in Glenwood.
received x-ray training at the St. Cloud Hospital and was employed
Willmar Regional Treatment Center for over 35 years. On October 13,
Greenwald, he married Colette Lensing. Jim later received E.E.G. training
Minncapolis and traveled throughout central Minnesota working at various
centers. He was active in his church, was former a member of the Knights
Columbus and a former parish board member. He was also a member of
Radiologists Association. Jim and Colette spent the last three winters
Mission, Texas, where they attended the Our Lady of Guadelupe Catholic
He enjoyed his yardwork, sweepstakes, his pet bird (Birdie) and being
caretaker for several of his neighbors properties.
He is survived by his wife, Colette of Spicer; five children, Jeff
Illies of Spicer, Gary (and. Renae) Illies of Seymour, Wis.,.Michelle
Randy) Norris of Spicer, Joy (and Bill) Illies Woefel of New London
and Jan (and
David) Ellis of Blaine; and 12 grandchildren. Also surviving is one
Wilfred Illies of St. Cloud; two sisters, Margie (and Al) Beste of
Lois (and Phil) Williams of Bloomington; two step-brothers, Roman (and
Rieland and Orville (and Bernie) Rieland; and two stepsisters, Margie
Spanjes and Lilah (and Jim) Simmer, besides other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Lillian, one brother
Donald, his stepmother, Hilda, and several stepbrothers.
Services for Luverne G. Hieserich Sr.,age 75, of Grey Eagle, who died
Oct. 21 at Melrose Area Hospital, were Thursday, Oct. 26 at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.
Rev. Bernie Gruenes officiated, with burial following in St. Mary's
Luverne George Hieserich was born in Grove Township, Stearns County
to John and
Magdelena (Schneider) Hieserich. He farmed near Melrose. He served
in the US
Army from 1944-1946, in the African-Middle Eastern Theatre during WWII.
After his discharge, he married Betty Hoffmann on Feb. 10, 1947 at
Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple farmed east of Long Prairie
They lived in Round Prairie for 13 years. In 1988, they moved to Grey
retired. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle,
American Legion Post #12 in Long Prairie.
He is survived by 10 children, David Hieserich and his wife Ardie of
Grove, Duane Hieserich of Maple Grove, Ronald Hieserich of Alexandria,
Hieserich Jr. and his wife Gay of St. Cloud, Tim Hieserich and his
wife Cili of
St. Paul Park, Tom Hieserich of Browerville, John Hieserich and his
of Cambridge, Debbie
Hieserich of Grey Eagle, Patty Arbogast and her husband Chuck of Cottage
Terry Hieserich of Maple Grove; sisters, Viola Halley of Minneapolis,
Ebeling of Bemidji, Marie Narkie of Minneapolis, Verena Novak of New
Madeline Green of Eveleth; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty Hieserich on Feb.
infant son; brothers Arnold Hieserich and Richard Hieserich.
Serving as casket bearers were Keith, Michael, Craig, Jeff, Chris,
Hieserich Jr. Serving as cross bearer was Cili Hieserich, and scripture
was Tim Hieserich Sr. Honorary bearers were Joshua, Jacob, Joel, and
Services for Luella E. Humbert, age 68 of New Munich, who died on Thursday,
5 at her home, were Monday, Oct. 9 at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Rev. Roger Klassen, OSB officiated with interment following in the
cemetery. Lue Humbert was born on March 8, 1932 in St. Martin Township,
County to Herman and Anna (Moser) Mayers. She was united in marriage
A. Humbert on Sept. 18, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Munich. The couple farmed four miles southwest of New Munich and Lue
operated All Occasions Gifts in Melrose for several years. She has
at Midwest Screenprint, then Midwest Sportswear in Melrose for the
years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in
St. Anne's Christian Mothers, St. Appolonia Mission Group and Immaculate
Conception Catholic Aid. She enjoyed ceramics, gardening, fishing and
She is survived by her husband, Norbert Humbert of New Munich; six
Audrey Roering and her husband, LeRoy of Sauk Centre, Dieter Humbert
wife, Laurie of Ranier, Jerry Humbert and his wife, Cyndi of Paynesville,
Sheets and her husband, Shawn of New Munich, Karen Beier and her husband,
St. Martin, Lori Tjaden and her husband, Jeff of Sunburg; 15 grandchildren;
great grandchild; four brothers, Erwin Mayers and his wife, Monica
Mayers and his wife, Jeanette of Melrose, Raymon Mayers and his wife,
New Munich, Sylvester Mayers of St. Paul.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Viola Scholz.
Serving as casket bearers will be Shawn and Ryan Sheets, Tom Beier,
Shannon Roering, and Jeff Tjaden, with Shelley Roering serving as cross
Honorary bearers will be Mary Ann Zierden, Marilyn Schaefer, Lois Rieland,
Middendorf, Lucy Meyer, Lucille Bertram, Doris Stalboerger, Mary Hopfer,
Frieler and Monica Rieland.
Services for Ray Jonas, 59 of Albany, who died Sept. 29 of cancer,
Oct. 3 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany.
Mr. Jonas was born August 21, 1941 in Farming Township to Raymond and
(Kunstleben) Jonas Sr. He married Kathleen Koopmeiners on May 22, 1971
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich.
The couple farmed south of Albany until January 1999. Ray was a rural
carrier out of Avon since June 1993 He was a member of Seven Dolors
usher, vice president of the Rural Mail Union and a member of the St.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy, son Randy and his wife Cari and
Cody, Kaitlyn and Karlee of Clarissa, daughter Barb Jonas and granchdaughter
Hailea of Avon, brother Bud Jonas of St. Martin, and sisters Mary Wehseler
her husband Robert of Cold Spring, Evie Hoeschen and her husband Jim
Carie Kulzer and her husband Don of Richmond and Chris Hoeschen and
Bob of Cold Spring.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Viola and granddaughter
Crossbearer was Cody Jonas. A bible was presented by Kaitlyn Jonas.
Casketbearers were Mike Wehseler, Chuck Wehseler, Brenda Goerke, Jason
Brad Thelen, Brian Thelen, Mark Kulzer and Ron Janke. Lectors were
Gail Rose and
Bev Pietz. Communion ministers were Steve Fischer and Carol Braun and
were Sarah Kalthoff, Emily Kunstleben and Paul Kunstleben.
Sylvester "Tubby" Schurman passed away Sept. 20 at his daughter's home
Funeral services were held Sept. 25 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughter Ruth, sons Robert, Ronald,
and Randy; brother, Melvin of St. Cloud, sisters, Helen Harth of Watkins,
Loretta Benson of Hatton, N.D. and Jeanette Kleinschmidt of Sauk Centre.
preceded in death by daughter Rebecca and sister, Viola.
Services for Aloys E. Dierkhising, 78 of New Brighton, who passed away
were held Friday, Oct 6 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New
He was preceded in death by two daughters, his parents, four sisters
He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years Jeanette; children Patricia
(Allen) Lennox, Robert (Janet) Dierkhising, Donna Dierkhising, Katherine
(Timothy) Nagan, Stephen (Debra) Dierkhising; grandchildren Tammy (David)
Kathman, Bruce Lennox (Tanya Boldenow), Justin Lennox (Crystal Martin),
(Larry) Landers, Jefrey Dierkhising, Nicholas and Kelly Nagan;
great-grandchildren Kayla Lennox and Totiana Landers; other relatives
Services for Al J. Westendorf, age 83, of Melrose, who died Thursday,
at Melrose Area Hospital were Tuesday, Sept. 19, at St. Mary's Catholic
Burial was in the parish cemetery. Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated.
Al J. Westendorf was born June 21, 1917 in Melrose, to Henry and Elizabeth
(Hinnenkamp) Westendorf. He graduated from Melrose High School and
went on to
business school in St. Cloud. For 15 years he was employed by Melrose
Bank. For the next 30 years he worked as Melrose City Clerk/Treasurer
in 1984. He served on Melrose Area School Board for a number of years.
He was a
member of St. Bernard's Catholic Aid, the Knights of Columbus, Council
the Melrose Lion's Club.
Mr. Westendorf is survived by his sister, Julia Westendorf of Melrose;
Erwin Westendorf and his wife Arlene, of Rochester, Minnesota; niece,
Westendorf of Rochester.
Serving as casket bearers were Paul Hinnenkamp, Dave Primus, Walter
Herman Hinnenkamp, Herman Westendorf, Craig Schiffler.
Cross bearer was Bob Ritter. Scripture bearer was Vern Enneking. Serving
honorary bearers were Rose Ann Inderrieden, Jane Brown, Karen Thostenson,
Patricia Kraemer, Diane Gruber, Rose Athmann, Bernie Sieben, Martha
Loxtercamp, John Middendorf, Urb Schulzetenberg, Hank Westerhaus, Joe
Woebkenberg, Ray Brickweg, Norm Bohlig and Vern Jacobs.
Memorials are preferred to St. Mary's Capital Needs Fund.
Services for Duane F. Melton, age 81 of Albany, who died Thursday,
Sept. 14 at
the St. Cloud Hospital, were Monday, Sept. 18 at Immanuel Lutheran
Burial followed in the church cemetery. The Rev. Peter Holm officiated.
Duane Melton was born March 31, 1919 in Valentine, Neb. to Forrest
Margaret (Kinkaid) Melton. He lived and worked in Valentine until 1940
Rawlins, Wyo., where he worked as a fireman on the Union Pacific Railroad.
was united in marriage to Helen M. Lenser on Aug. 27, 1942 at Valentine,
They returned to Wyoming to work until 1946. They moved to Kepa Poha,
they farmed. In 1957 they bought a restaurant at Valentine, Neb. They
Melrose in 1960 where they worked and farmed. He was a member of Immanuel
Duane is survived by his wife, Helen Melton of Albany; son, Larry Melton
wife, Roxanna of Avon; daughter, Karen Rohde of Maple Grove; and four
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers,
Serving as casket bearers were Forrest Melton, Jay Rohde, Eddie Zylstra,
Zylstra, Troy Taylor, Dean Miller and Doug Larson.
Services for Harold E. Lind, age 63 of Grey Eagle, who died Wednesday,
at St. Cloud Hospital, were Saturday, Sept. 16 at St. Joseph's Catholic
in Grey Eagle.
Rev. Bernie Gruenes officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Harold Edward Lind was born Nov. 23, 1936 in Chicago, Ill., to Wallace
Melvina (Skurdanis) Lind. He worked as a mechanic for several years
serving in the US Air Force, where he worked as a flight mechanic.
the Air Force, he worked as a mechanic and welder. He married Josephine
on October 22, 1960 in Chicago, Ill.. He moved to Grey Eagle in 1971,
a variety of mechanic jobs. In 1975 he opened Lind's Garage on Big
near Grey Eagle, until 1998. From 1998 to the present, he has worked
at DHIA in Sauk Centre. Harold is survived by his son, Gary Lind and
Marychris, of St. Paul; brother James Lind and his wife Maryellen,
Kansas; and ex-wife, Josephine Lind of Orland Park, Illinois. He was
death by his parents.
Serving as casket bearers were Mark Heidgerken, Andy and Aron Berg,
Jim Salwasser and Ron Kuhne. Cross bearer was Juliann Lind.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Joseph's Catholic
Services for Conrad "Rocky" H. Roerick, age 82 of Melrose, who died
Sept. 16 at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, were Wednesday, Sept.
20, at St.
Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in St. Francis.
Rev. William Vouk III officiated, with burial following in the parish
Conrad "Rocky" Roerick was born in Grey Eagle Township, Todd County,
and Agnes (Tobroxen) Roerick. He married Anna Thell on Oct. 8, 1946
Anthony. He was employed by REA for one year and then farmed on the
in Krain Township, Stearns County for many years. He has resided at
Care Center for two years. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi
Church, where he was an usher and a member of St. Francis Men's Society.
He is survived by his wife, Anna, of Melrose; children, Eugene Roerick
of Champlin, and JoAnn Gomer and Norb of Chaska.; brothers and sisters,
Roerick and Delores of Burtrum, Gilbert Roerick and Juanita of Freeport,
Thell of Upsala, and Alvina Beuning and Anthony of Avon; 4 grandchildren,
LaFrance, Jeff Roerick, Rebecca Gomer, and Matt Gomer; 2 great grandchildren,
Steve LaFrance and Colin LaFrance. He was preceded in death by his
brothers Hubert Roerick and Henry Roerick; grandson, Jason Roerick.
Serving as casket bearers were Matt Gomer, Rebecca Gomer, Angela LaFrance,
Roerick, Janet Elfering, Sylvester Roerick, Herman Roerick, and Richard
Cross bearer was Steve LaFrance, Scripture bearer was Cathy Jesok.
ROSEMARY G. JANKE
Services for Rosemary G. Janke, age 64 of Melrose, who died Monday,
Sept. 18 at
Melrose Area Hospital were Thursday, Sept. 21 at St. Mary's Catholic
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish
Rosemary Gertrude Janke was born April 21, 1936 in St. Cloud to Mathew
(Wehsler) Zierden. She worked for several years at the Albany Nursing
married Anthony Janke on February 20, 1970 at St. Mary's Catholic Church
Melrose. The couple lived on Big Birch Lake, near Grey Eagle, until
Melrose in 1983. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in
She is survived by her husband, Anthony Janke of Melrose; children,
VanBeck and her husband, Chad of Melrose, Anthony Janke Jr. and his
of Minnetonka, Steven Janke of Coon Rapids, Ronald Janke and his wife,
Lakeville; Mary Lou Gerads and her husband, Dale of Grey Eagle; sisters,
Rademacher and her husband, Virgil of Melrose, Delores Dierkhising
husband, Herb of New Munich, Margaret Borgerding and her husband, Al
Freeport, Sr. Geraldine Zierden of Saint Joseph; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister, Hubert
Jerome Zierden, Art Zierden, Edmund Zierden, Mathew Zierden, Lucille
and Larry Zierden; grand child, Emilia Loriann Janke.
Serving as casket bearers were Chuck Kraker, Mark Zierden, Ryan Zierden,
Borgerding, Dennis Fischbach, Alvin Dierkhising. Cross bearer was Cindy
PATRICK D. MCLANAHAN
Services for Patrick D. McLanahan, age 36, of Melrose, who died Saturday,
26 at Melrose Area Hospital, were Wednesday, Aug. 30 at St. Mary's
Melrose. Patrick Dale McLanahan was born Nov. 30, 1963, in Minneapolis,
Julian "Mick" and Alverna (Walz) McLanahan. He graduated in 1980 from
High School, in Hermiston, Ore. He worked as a lab technician at Lamb-Weston
Ore., until joining the Missouri Valley Line Constructors Apprenticeship
training program through the International Brotherhood of Electrical
Local 160 in Minneapolis. He worked as a journeyman lineman for Northern
Power doing power line construction. He was a member of St. Mary's
Church in Melrose, Catholic Aid, and the International Brotherhood
Workers, local 160 in Minneapolis.
He is survived by his mother, Alverna McLanahan, of Melrose; son, Mathew
Weber-McLanahan of Savage; half brother, Tim Hatfield and his wife,
Sault Ste Marie, Ont.,Canada; half sister, Bonnie Gugin and her husband,
Mount Pleasant, Michigan; special friend, Pam Hayes of Plymouth; uncle,
McLanahan and his wife, Shirley of Mount Blanc, Michigan; aunts, Murial
and her husband, Ed of Norristown, Pennsylvania, Ann Olmscheid and
Gene of Melrose, Bea Sieben of Aberdeen, South Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his father, Julian "Mick" McLanahan; grandparents,
Beverly and Alma McLanahan, and Alphonse and Louise Walz; brother,
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
CECELIA E. KOCZUR
Services were Monday, Aug. 21 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church,
Centre for Cecelia E. Koczur, age 90-years, nine months and seven days,
Friday, Aug.18 at St. Michael's Nursing Home, Sauk Centre.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Holdingford.
Cecelia Koczur was born on Nov. 11, 1909 in Brockway Township to Roy
Stanislawa (Rudnicki) Hylla. She married Joseph M. Koczur on Oct. 16,
St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel.. They farmed in Elmdale
Morrison County for 40 years. They moved to Little Falls and she resided
for 19 years.
She lived in Upsala for three years and then moved to Sauk Centre in
has resided at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre since March
She was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Sauk Centre,
Christian Mothers and the Legion Auxiliary in Upsala.
Survivors include her six children, Eugene Koczur and his wife, Helen
Homosassa, Fla.; Elaine Clark and her husband, Dennis of Anoka; Renee
her husband, Jerome of Sauk Centre; Allan Koczur and his wife, Nancy
Cambridge; Jim Koczur and his wife, Mary of Upsala; and Constance Tufte
Grant's Pass, Ore.; brothers and sister, Frank Hylla and his wife,
Cold Spring; Sylvester Hylla of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Roy Hylla of
and Eileen Resseman and her husband, Vern of Waite Park; daughter-in-law,
Bernice Koczur of Avon; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph on March
son, Roman on Sept. 20, 1985 and brothers, John and Alex Hylla; sister,
Zierden, and son-in-law, Gary Tufte in 1989.
Casket bearers were Daniel, David and Jolaine Beddow, Steve Clark and
Joseph Koczur. Cross bearer was Kara Koczur with Scripture bearer,
Koczur. Lectors were Julie Beddow Schubert, Janelle VanErp, Katheryn
and Jessica Tufte.
Memorials are preferred to St. Michael's Nursing Home and EWTN.
JOSEPH G. LOXTERCAMP
Services for Joseph G. Loxtercamp, 87 of Greenwald, who died Sunday,
Aug. 20 at
Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose were Wednesday, Aug. 23 at St. Andrew's
Catholic Church, Greenwald with Frs. Ken Popp and Daniel Ohmann officiating.
Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Joseph Loxtercamp was born on May 26, 1913 in Meire Grove to George
(Kampsen) Loxtercamp. He married Alberta M. Schleper on May 19, 1960
Andrew's Catholic Church, Greenwald. They farmed near Greenwald until
in 1990. Joseph has lived in Pine Haven at PineVilla Care Center since
of 1999. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, St. Michael's
Society and Lake Henry American Legion Post 612.
Survivors include his wife, Alberta Loxtercamp of Greenwald; children,
Backes and his wife, Mary of Sauk Centre; Margaret Theilman and her
Robert of Avon; Gary Backes and his wife, Lila of St. Cloud; David
Greenwald; Dennis Backes and his wife, Rebecca of Dayton and Paul Loxtercamp
his wife, Julie of Bemidji; sisters and brothers, Sister Georgetta
St. Paul Priory, St. Paul; Henry Loxtercamp and his wife, Rita of Melrose;
Loxtercamp and Beata Frieler of Melrose; Fred Loxteramp of St. Paul;
of Greenwald; Tony Loxtercamp and his wife, Louise of Swanville and
Loxtercamp and his wife, Ermenia of Lake Henry; 10 grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Al, Ben, Herman
Casket bearers were his children: Nicholas Backes, Margaret Theilman,
Backes, David Backes, Dennis Backes, and Paul Loxtercamp. Cross bearer
Katherine Loxtercamp. Scripture bearer was Kristina Backes.
Memorials are preferred.
Services for Helen Pluth, age 98 of Grey Eagle, who died Thursday,
Aug. 17 at
North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, were Tuesday, Aug. 22 with
Bernard Gruenes officiating.
Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Helen Pluth was born January 29, 1902 in Sleepy Eye to Wenzel and Catherine
Schneider (Merth), She was united in marriage to Edward M. Pluth on
1936 in Sleepy Eye. The couple lived on a farm near Grey Eagle and
English at Grey Eagle High School. She was the church organist at St.
Catholic Church, Grey Eagle. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic
and of the Grey Eagle Christian Mothers. After she retired from teaching,
was active in the Todd County Council on Aging and the Grey Eagle Senior
She is survived by her children Ed Pluth and Kathie of Delano, Virginia
Joseph of Cedar; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was
in death by her husband who died Jan. 18, 1961, her son, Tom, two sister
Casket bearers were Edward, David, Thomas and Tim Pluth, and Michael,
Jim Egan. Serving as honorary bearers were Tanya Pluth, Cindy Potvin,
and Molly Egan.
Services for David G. Schmiesing, age 43, of Tampa, Florida, who died
on Sunday, Aug. 20, will be held at Tampa.
He is survived by his parents, Al and Hilda Schmiesing of Meire Grove;
Jan Wingate of Melrose, twin sister Diane Johnson of Smyrna, Tennessee,
brother Mark Schmiesing of Meire Grove.
He is also survived by eight nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 19 at Lincoln, Memorial
Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb., for Lillie O. Bumgardner, 84 who died Thursday,
at the Pine Villa Care Center Melrose.
Lillie O. Bumgardner was born February 12, 1916 in Fillmore County,
Sutton, Neb., to Walter and Anna (Johnson) Kreachbaum She went to country
there until the 10th grade. She was united in marriage to William Henry
Bumgardner on Feb. 12, 1936 at York, Neb. She was employed by Western
in Lincoln, Neb. and later at Millard, Neb. Her husband died March
4, 1964. She
moved to Omaha and was employed as a baker in an Omaha school. In July
moved to Minneapolis and was employed at Tonka Toys until the close
of the plant
in Minnesota. From 1978 to 1980 she lived with her daugher Arlene in
1980 she moved back to Litchfield and worked at the school there until
lived with her daughter in Ohio from 1983 where she cared for her great-grandson
until moving back to Minnesota in 1985. She stayed with a daughter
4, 1986 when she moved into Village View Apartments in Grey Eagle.
resided at Pine Villa Center in Melrose for 11 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Darlene Shimko of Cleveland, Ohio;
LeMar, St. Louis, Mo.; Kathlene Ahlbrecht and her husband Roger of
brother Leonard of Geneva, Neb.; sisters: Beulah Mau, Alexandria, Neb;
Traut of Lincoln, Neb.; Delores Shoemaker, and her husband Glen of
Neb.; 12 grandchildrend, and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Lester Kreachbaum.
James M. Schreifels, age 50, of Melrose, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, at
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at10:30 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 9, at
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. Rev. Vincent Lieser will officiate,
burial following in the parish cemetery.
James Marcellus Schreifels was born August 22, 1950 in Melrose to Victor
Lorraine (Barthel) Schreifels. He graduated from Melrose High School
in 1968. He
worked at Bohlig Cleaners in Melrose while attending school. He worked
Foods in Melrose for 22 years, retiring in 1991.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. He loved
gardening and music.
He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Schreifels of Melrose. He was
death by his father, Victor N. Schreifels on February 1, 2000.
Serving as casket bearers are Dean and Scott Gieske, Bruce Hiltner,
Middendorf, Gary Schreifels, and Randy Moening. Cross bearer will be
Services for Ann J. Michels, 89 of Grand Rapids, who died Wednesday,
Aug. 30 at
her daughter's home in Blaine, were Saturday, Sept 2 at St. Joseph's
Church, Grand Rapids.
Fr. Thomas Radaich officiated with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Sauk
Ann J. Michels was born Nov. 19, 1919 to Michael and Ellen (Andersen)
She graduated from Osakis High School in 1928 and was united in marriage
Louis M. Michels in 1941. She had lived in Grand Rapids since 1941
years as a clerk at J.C. Penney Company and as a clerk at Dairyland
Cooperative. She was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church
was involved in their mission projects.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis (1988),
Judy (1945) and six brothers.
She is survived by: a daughter, Barbara (Jack) Weingartner of Blaine;
James (Darlene) Michels of Camarillo, Calif.; Michael Michels of Posen,
John (Joni) Michels of Grand Rapids; 10 grandchildren and two
Services for Jerome Lambert Bromen, age 72 of Elk River who died Thursday,
31, were Monday, Sept. 4 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Elk River.
Fr. Jeff Ethen, Fr. Frank Ebner and Deacon Fred St. Jean officiated.
was at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Elk River.
Mr. Bromen died peacefully at his home with his family by his side
courageously battling leukemia. He was born Nov. 10, 1927 in Sauk Centre.
He was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Rose Bromenshenkel;
Marcella Pastor; brothers: Clarence Bromen, Ray Bromen, Al Bromen,
(Bud) Bromen; brothers-in-law: Pete Pastor and Ray Berscheit.
He is survivied by his loving wife of 49 years Delores (Sunderman);
Nancy and John (Sue); grandchildren: Teresea and Brian Miller (Nancy),
Rachel and Jenna Bromen (John); sisters: Margaret Berscheit and Marian
Pappenfus; brothers: Oscar (Louise) Broman; sisters-in-law: Lillian
Bromen, Alice Bromen and Doris Bromen; and many nieces, nephews, cousins
Graveside memorial services for Marion Wiehoff of Palo Alto, Calif.,
formerly of Melrose, will be Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's
Cemetery, Melrose. Friends and family are welcome.
Marion Wiehoff was born Nov. 23, 1917 in Minot, N.D. to John and Amelia
Gensburg. She was united in marriage to Jerome Wiehoff on Sept. 19,
Jamestown, N.D. She was a member and past-president of the Melrose
Auxiliary, the Retail Clerks Union and the "Little House" Retirement
where she taught sewing and embroidery to residents. She passed away
1999 in Palo Alto, Calif.
She is survived by her husband, a daughter Kathy Gaul-Montgomery of
sisters: Millie Sicard of California, Betty Apple of Tennessee, Tillie
of North Dakota and Dorothy Schubert of Washington; grandchildren Theresa
Johnson and Kenneth Farrell and great-grandchildren, Kimberly Johnson
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, John, Bart and
Gensburg; and sisters Kate Bergstrom, Virginia Saatzer and Pat Schrankel.
Services for Lucille Huldina Kuehne, 82 of the Long Prairie Memorial
Home and formerly of Burtrum, were held Sunday, March 26 at St. John's
Church, Grey Eagle with Rev. Ron Tibbitts officiating.
Mrs. Kuehne died Thursday, March 23 at Long Prairie. She was born on
1917 in Round Prairie Township, Todd County, to John and Sena (Strassburg)
Mrs. Kuehne grew up in Todd County and attended Pople Grove Country
After schooling she help on the family farm until she married. She
Adolph William Kuehne at Emanuel Lutheran Church Oct. 25, 1938.
The couple farmed seven years in Todd County then moved several times
settling down on the north end of Long Lake where they spend the last
She enjoyed bowling, collecting rocks, dolls and antiques as well as
She belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church of Grey Eagle.
Mrs. Kuehne is survived by her husband, Hugo Kuehne of Burtrum; Children:
(Faye) Kuehne of Mesa, Ariz.; Janet (Tony) Schinske of Burtrum; Ron
Kuehne of Grey Eagle; Linda (Roger) Gates of Burtrum; brothers and
Eileen Patten of Keizer, Ore.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents: John and Sena; sisters: Sena
and Laura Neuman; brothers: Frederick and John Pagel in infancy; and
Casket bearers were: Tom Kuehne, Herman Kuehne, Richard Notch, Larry
Marion Menge and Mark Buchholz.
MARY ANN KENT (WORMS)
Services for Mary Ann Kent (Worms), age 67 of Plymouth, who died at
residence Thursday, March 23, were celebrated Monday, March 27 at the
St. Anne, Hamel.
Burial was at Gethsemane Cemetery, New Hope,.
Mary Ann Kent was born May 6, 1933 in Melrose to Fred and Theresia
Middendorf. She was married to Leonard Worms who preceded her in death,
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,
Salzman of Minneapolis, Carolyn Serrano of St. Paul; sons: Len Worms
Owatonna, Paul Worms of Inver Grove Heights, Patrick Worms of Clear
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
LAURA A. STALBERGER
Services for Laura A. Stalberger, age 88 of Melrose, who died Friday,
at Melrose Area Hospital, were held Monday, March 19 at Sts. Peter
Catholic Church in Elrosa. Rev LeRoy Scheirel officiated, with burial
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.
lived in the Elrosa area all of her life. For the last seven years,
resided at Parkview Center in Melrose. She was a member of Sts. Peter
Catholic Church in Elrosa, the Christian Mothers and the Legion of
loved sewing, quilting, and fancy-work.
Mrs. Stalberger is survived by her two sons, Roger Stalberger and his
of Lindstrom, and Charles Stalberger and his wife Gerri of Plymouth;
Alma Stalberger of Chaska, and Rita Pound of Van Nuys, Calif; five
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
husband on Aug. 4, 1990; sisters and brothers, Eleanore Gludt, Loretta
Helen Williams, Bernice Moede, Virginia Gailbraith, Julius (Jule),
and Virgil Scholtz.
Casket bearers were Tom Seifermann, Math Breitbach Jr., Sylvester Seifermann,
Jeff D. Stalberger, Jr., Jeff A. Stalberger, and Mark Breitbach. Cross
was Janine Stalberger. Honorary pall bearers were Luella Seifermann,
Clara Kochmann, Cecelia Loxtercamp, Bernice Schmidt, Alice Breitbach,
Services for Rose Ann O'Connor, RN., nee Luetmer, of Normal, Ill and
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)
Patty (Tony) Garrison, and the late Donald Jr.; Grandmother of Glenn
Weraarchakul, Carrie and Erin Kaser, sister to Lidwina (the late Milton)
Henry (Val) Luetmer, Colette (the late John) Gates, Marie Luetmer,
Luetmer, Mary Lou (Robert) Harris, Valerian (Joann) Luetmer, and the
Nora Luetmer, O.S.B.; Mother-in-law to Witoon Weraarchakul.
She graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, in 1935 and
nurses' training at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. She settled in
took a medical post with American Airlines. She later moved to Passavant
Hospital before marrying and starting a family. After raising her family,
returned to work briefly, but found she wanted to spend more time with
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
other people. Her family and friends will sadly miss her.
Services for Katherine E. Fuller, age 91, of Melrose, formerly of Grey
who died Monday, March 27 at the Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose,
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
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
National Brand Grocery Store in Grey Eagle until retiring in 1990.
moved to Woeste's Foster Home in Foley in 1997 and had been a resident
Villa Care Center in Melrose since May of 1998. She was a member of
Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.
She is survived by her step-daughters, Betty Rosenow and her husband,
of Edina and Charlotte Turner and her husband, Irving, of Tucson, Ariz.;
Mary Ann Schreier, of Minneapolis; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth, who died Aug.
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
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish
Mary Kay Elfering was born Aug. 15, 1935 in Gifu City, Japan, to Takao
Wada. She was united in marriage to Harry J. Elfering on Oct. 31, 1957
Nagoya, Japan. The couple moved to the United States in 1958 where
stationed in different areas until moving to St. Rosa in 1963. They
Melrose in 1967 and Mary was employed by the Melrose Public School
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,
Bloomington; daughter, Sheila Elfering and her fiancé, Kevin
Kampa, of Melrose;
brothers, Miyao and Takeshi Wada, of Japan; sisters, Hisako Hirose,
Egami, Fumiko Wada, Miyoko Nakajima and Taeko Goto, of Japan; and grandchildren,
Mitchell Elfering, Nevik and Ethan Kampa, of Melrose. She was preceded
by her parents.
Casket bearers were Scott and Jason Kerfeld, Jeff and Dan Borgerding,
Bussman and Shauna Elfering. Cross bearer was Mitchell Elfering, scripture
bearer was Amber Kerfeld and serving as honorary bearers were Harry
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
Rev. Ken Thielmann officiated, with burial following in the parish
Raymond Michael Althaus was born March 7, 1918 in Melrose, to Henry
(Zitur) Althaus. He was a lifetime resident of Melrose. He was united
marriage in Celina Braegelmann on April 30, 1946 at St. Boniface Catholic
in Melrose. The couple farmed for many years, and Ray worked for Meyer
Lumber from 1948 to 1966. He was employed as a supervisor for the Melrose
Department until retiring in 1983. He loved boxing, card playing, baseball
(especially the Minnesota Twins), and hunting with his sons and grandsons.
was a member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
He is survived by his wife, Celina, of Melrose; children, Dave and
Althaus, of Melrose, Ron and Mary Althaus, of Melrose and Mary Kaye
Garvey, of White Bear Lake; sisters, Frances Moening and Thresa Nathe,
Melrose; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded
death by his parents, son, Ken and sister, Kate Gieske.
Casket bearers were his grandchildren, Chad, Scott, Jason and Kurt
Katie and Christopher Garvey. Serving as cross bearer was JoAnn Jasicki;
were Russ Braegelmann and Christopher Garvey.
Services for Henry M. Theisen, age 85 of Burtrum, who died on Saturday,
at the Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home, Long Prairie, were held
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
(Heidgertken) Theisen. He was employed at General Electric in Cleveland,
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,
he farmed until retiring in 1976. For the past three years he had resided
Long Prairie Memorial Nursing Home in Long Prairie. He was a member
Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle and St. Joseph's Society.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Theisen of Burtrum; five children,
Theisen and his wife, Mary Lou of Burtrum, Eugene Theisen and his wife,
of Burtrum, Rita Erickson and her husband, Jesse of Ottertail, Edward
Burtrum, Karen Sauer and her husband, David of Walcott, North Dakota;
grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Esther Rademacher and
husband, Leo of St. Paul; brother, Alphonse Theisen and his wife, Nettie
City. He was preceded in death by daughter, Marcella Schloegl; three
grandchildren; sisters, Lydia Lyons, Alice Klassen and Rosemary Stout;
George, Hubert, Alvin and Julius Theisen.
Serving as casket bearers were Jason, David, Michael, Jeremy and Matthew
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
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
Luebke. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Nunn on Jan. 21, 1936
Eagle and was a life long resident of Grey Eagle. He farmed for a few
then was a carpenter in the Grey Eagle area. He was a member of St.
Evangelical Lutheran Church and Grey Eagle Senior Citizens.
Survivors include one daughter, Elaine Burg and her husband, Lewis
Alexandria; four grandchildren, John Sell, Cindy Norwood and her husband,
Bridget Hvezda and her husband, Howard, Brad Burg and his wife, Renae;
great grandchildren, Christina Sell, Ashley and Brandon Hvezda. He
in death by his parents; infant sister, Mabel Luebke; and his wife,
June 23, 1993.
Serving as casket bearers were Ron Grove, Gene Lahr, Joe Arnzen, Bill
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
Burial will be in the St. Anthony Parish Cemetery, Regal.
Edwin Hiltner was born Sept. 24, 1919 in Melrose to John and Agnes
Hiltner. He married Clara Wolbeck on April 24, 1946 in New Munich.
in the St. Rose and Albany areas before moving to a turkey farm at
where he was a farm manager until 1979. They moved to Hawick where
employed by E.B.O. Farms until his retirement in 1984. He worked part-time
E.B.O. farms until present. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic
Regal. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and being with his
Mr. Hiltner is survived by his sons Jim (Jeannie), Eden Valley; Jerome
Wadena; Sylvester (Linda), Belgrade; David (Alice) Hawick; and Gary
Valley; daughters: Marlene (Ken) Burg, New York Mills; and Bernice
VanDorsten, Hawick; daughter-in-law Helen Hiltner, Paynesville; 25
and five great-grandchildren; siblings: Martha Butkowski, New Munich;
Kunstleben-Wolbeck, Freeport; Raymond (Alice), Waite Park; Melvin (Irene),
Burtrum; Lidwina (Lawrence), Wolbeck, Grey Eagle; Alphonse, Melrose;
(Linda) Scandia; Clarrissa (Eldred), Barthel, Grey Eagle; Anna Mae
Speldrich, Belgrade; and Cyril (Carolyn), Belgrade.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Clara (Nov. 10, 1998),
(Nov. 30, 1985), three grandchildren, brother Edward, sisters Leona
Alvina Hiltner; brothers-in-laws: John Wolbeck, Florian "Bud" Butkowski,
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.
Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Belgrade, with Fr. LeRoy Scheierl
There will be a visitation period from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Johnson
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Lucille (Gysberg) was born Dec. 7, 1916 in Belgrade to August and Mary
Gysberg. She graduated from Belgrade High School in 1934. Immediately
she worked as a waitress in The Ideal Cafe. In 1940 she started working
Maher's Department Store in Belgrade. On Nov. 6, 1945 she was married
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
Schafer took over the Belgrade Livestock Auction Market and Lucille
worked as a
full-time secretary and bookkeeper for the business for many years.
Schaefer died April 5, 1977. In April 1998 she made her home at Belgrade
Home until the time of her death. She was a member St. Francis de Sales
Lucille Schaefer had a great sense of humor and she enjoyed being a
She will be remembered by her grandchildren for her donuts, her homemade
grilled cheese sandwiches and dunking her licorice in coffee. Her children
remember her chicken chow mein at Christmas time, her pecan pie, and
caramel rolls. She enjoyed visiting with her friends and family. The
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,
of Willmar, and Mark (and Mary Lou) of Cambridge; daughters: Patty
Weiner of Milbank, S.D., Sue (and Don) Leukam of Belgrade and Mary
Schmitz of Belgrade; grandchildren: Sara (and Nathan) Hess, Jaclyn,
Jessica Schaefer, Elizabeth (and Jason) Grabow, Rebecca and Jonathon
Tracy and Robbie Leukam, Emily and Mathew Schaefer, and Ryan and Melanie
Schmitz; brother: Bill Gysberg of Belgrade; sister-in-law Irene Schaefer
Cloud and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Ardella,
Rose Gysberg and Josephine Klemmer; sister-in-law Dorothy Gysberg;
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. Cloud Hospital.
Rev. Giles Echola officiated.
Donald Kaski was born in Iron River, Mich., to Eino and Edith (Lind)
graduated from high school at Crystal Falls High School and attended
State University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in dairy
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
Freeport in 1982. He operated Kaski's cow baby-sitting service from
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
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,
Victor and Chelli Kaski of Princeton, Minn., and Annette and Brian
Wassau, Wis., brother and sister: Marvin and Barbara Kaski of Escanaba,
and Geraldine Jansen of Ogallala, Neb.; nine grandchildren and one
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Sandra (Sept.
Serving as honorary bearers were his grandchildren: Eric, Matt, Marc,
Tyler, Toni and Jaeme Kaski, and Stewart and Elita Miller.
Services for Helen Eichers, age 79, of Melrose, who passed away on
Feb. 3 at the Melrose Area Hospital, were Monday, Feb. 7 at St. Mary's
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
(Benolken) Rose. She married Lawrence Budde on May 10, 1938 at Sacred
Catholic Church in Freeport. The couple lived in Melrose and Lawrence
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
the Melrose Christian Mothers and Senior Citizens, the National Society
Catholic Foresters, the Melrose Hospital Auxiliary and the Melrose
She is survived by her three children, Sheldon Budde and Joan, of Grey
Pat Carstens and Richard, of Tempe, Ariz.; and Mark Budde, of New York
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.
her second husband, Ervin Eichers on Oct. 11, 1997; brothers Frank
Rose; and sisters, Hilda Rose, Elsie Schmidt and Amanda Zirbes.
Casket bearers were Tim and Eric Lieser, Tom, Kathy and Jodi Budde
Erkkila. Cross bearer was Teresa Fernandez, scripture bearer was Judy
serving as honorary bearers were June Hinnenkamp, Agnes Maus, Sophia
Lydia Schulzetenberg, Julia Westendorf, Monica Schmidt, Marie Frie,
Bierschbach, Harriet Salzmann, Eleanor Schwieters, Flo Roelike and
Wilfred J. Welle
Services for Wilfred J. Welle, age 84, of Meire Grove, who passed away
Feb. 5 at his home, were Wednesday, Feb. 9 at St. John's Catholic Church
Rev. Ken Popp officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Wilfred Joseph Welle was born Feb. 9, 1915 in Grove Township, Stearns
Joseph and Anna (Schoenberg) Welle. He was united in marriage to Ledvina
on Oct. 25, 1938 at St. John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove. The
in Getty Township, Stearns County until retiring in 1978 and moving
Grove. Wilfred was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church, the Holy
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
Welle of Avon, Tom Welle and Marge of Sauk Centre, Diane Moritz and
Waite Park, Roger Welle and Joyce of Greenwald, Grace Carlson and Richard
Albany, David Welle and Jan of Rockville, and Mark Welle and Lola of
Centre; sister, Anna Marie Imdieke and Elmer of Meire Grove; 35 grandchildren
and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents;
Ledvina, who died April 3, 1999; son, Mark; brothers, Joseph, Adelbert,
Leo, Henry, Anthony and Ervin Welle; and sisters, Elizabeth Ellering,
Rieland, Loretta Welle and Catherine Singsank.
Casket bearers were Abe, Scott, John, Jamie, Todd and Eric Welle, Peter
Carlson. Cross bearer was Luke Welle and scripture bearer was Laurel
HELEN M. EIDEN-BURCKHARD
Services for Helen M. Eiden-Burckhard, age 95, of Melrose, who died
Jan. 27 at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose were celebrated at 11:30
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
Katherine (Darcy) Mulvey. As a teenager, she taught school in North
moved to Little Falls and worked there as a telephone operator. She
in marriage to Albert Eiden on October 15, 1929 in Warren, Minnesota.
lived in St. Peter and then in Holdingford from 1930 to 1938 when they
Sauk Centre. They moved to Melrose in 1939. Albert died in 1958 and
as a bookkeeper for Arvig Telephone Company in Melrose for over 20
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,
of Ely, Les Eiden and Arlene of Osseo, Darrell Eiden and Irene of Coon
Arliss Liebel and Robert of Grand Rapids, Neil Eiden and Janice of
John of Muncie, Ind., Thomas Eiden and Teresa of Bellingham, Wash.,
Eiden and Irene of Roseville; 37 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Albert Eiden in 1958
Burckhard in 1990, son David, son-in-law, Victor Fink, four sisters,
brothers and grandson, Daniel Fink.
Casket bearers were Michelle Deutsch, Mary Bergley, Susan and Debbie
Paula Benson, Carol Stortz, Ruth Leoni and Anne Boeckman. Cross bearer
Services for Henry J. Dickhaus, age 74, of Melrose, who died Saturday,
at the Melrose Area Hospital were Tuesday, Feb. 1 at St. Mary's Catholic
Rev. Vince Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Henry Joseph Dickhaus was born April 10, 1925 in Millwood Township,
County, to Fred and Bertha (Herzog) Dickhaus. He was united in marriage
Klaphake on August 26, 1953 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
He worked as an independent truck hauler for 20 years. He was elected
County Commissioner in 1974 and served until 1999. He worked part-time
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.
passions were baseball, fishing and playing cards.
Mr. Dickhaus is survived by his wife, Rosie of Melrose; five children,
Dickhaus of Vadnais Heights, Randy Dickhaus and Kris of Rosemount,
Dickhaus of Shoreview, Melissa Churlonis and Ray of Laguna Niguel,
Mary Beth Kemper and Shannon of Melrose; brothers and sisters, Helen
Al of Melrose, Marie Hinnenkamp and Herbie of Melrose, Irene Poepping
Rosa, Monica Ahrens and Ralph of Sauk Centre, Al Dickhaus and LouAnn
Vernon Dickhaus and Betty of Melrose, Karen Callahan and John of Anoka,
Shay and James of Grand Rapids and Alma Frieler and Bernard of Upsala;
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Barbara Dickhaus.
Casket bearers were Al and Vernon Dickhaus, Ron Jeske, John Middendorf,
Hinnenkamp and Dale Melin. Cross bearer was Wesley Kemper and Scripture
was Bob Ritter. Serving as honorary bearers were Rose Arnold, Roger
Lenzmeier, Bob Gambrino, Mark Sakry, Clarence Kremer and Henry Kohorst.
Services for Evelyn M. Eickhoff, age 80 of Sauk Centre, formerly of
died Monday, Jan. 31 at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
Christian Burial were held Thursday, Feb. 3 at St. Mary's Catholic
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish
Evelyn Marie Eickhoff was born Dec. 24, 1919 in Albany, to Frand and
(Thull) Eickhoff. She grew up in the New Munich area. She moved to
1952. She has been a resident of St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk
the last six years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church
Survivors include sisters and brothers, Marie Euteneuer and Regina
her husband Archie of Melrose, Norbert and Ray Eickhoff and his wife
Albany, Lorraine Hoppe and her husband Ben,and Melvin Eickhoff and
Norma of New Munich, Dorothy Buermann and her husband Robert of Paynesville,
Juletta Frericks of Sauk Centre, and Al Eickhoff and his wife Marian
She was preceded in death by her parents; sibling Valerian Eickhoff.
Casketbearers were David, Ralph, Rich, Roger and Kenny Eickhoff, Rich
Joe Frerichs, Rich Buermann, and Norman Euteneuer. Cross bearer was
Mass servers were Kevin and Tiffany Gruber. Reader was Karen Neis.
Services for Lawrence A. Notch, age 90, of New Munich, formerly of
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
(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
Lumber in Freeport from 1963 to 1968. He then worked independently
carpenter until retiring in 1982. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Freeport, the Freeport Senior Citizens, the Catholic Aid
served on the board of directors of the Freeport Coop Creamery.
He is survived by his sons, Alcuin and Dolores of Freeport, and Jim
of Albany; sisters, Agnes Van Heel and Monica Kerfeld of Sauk Centre,
Thell of Albany and Sister Ann Notch, OSB, of Lacey, Wash.; 10 grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and three step-greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, brothers and sisters, Katherine
Mary McKenney, Dorothy Frevel, Elizabeth Warneke, Sr. Mary Neil, Herman,
Alphonse, Edwin, Maurice, John and Theodore.
Casket bearers were Steve, Joe, David, Tom, and Paul Notch, Mike Gill.
bearer was Christopher Notch.
Services for Victor N. "Vic" Schreifels, age 77, of Melrose, who died
Feb. 1 at the Melrose Area Hospital. were Friday, Feb. 4 at St. Mary's
Church in Melrose. Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following
Victor Schreifels was born Oct. 26, 1922 in Richmond to John and Frances
Schreifels. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Barthel on November
at the Church of Seven Dolors in Albany. The couple lived in Melrose
was employed as a maintenance engineer with Kraft Foods in Melrose
retiring in 1985. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing and also made
played the guitar and accordian. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic
Mr. Schreifels is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Melrose; son James
Melrose; and brothers and sisters, Celesta "Les" Denne of Bismark,
and Val Schreifels, of Melrose Ellen Primus of Hawley, Esther and Henry
Steinemann of Freeport, Delpine "Del" and Bob Gieske of Paynesville,
Jack Moening of Melrose, Howie and Pat Schreifels of Coon Rapids 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,
Moening, Roger Primus and Dale Schreifels; and serving as cross bearer
Victors Godson, Gary Schreifels.