Services for AnnaMae Stroeing, age 67 of Freeport, who died Thursday,
April 5 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., were held Monday, April
10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.
Rev. Roger Klassen, OSB, officiated with interment following in the
AnnaMae Stroeing was born in St. Martin to John and Rose (Kohorst)
Wensmann. She worked for several years at St. Benedicts College in St.
Joseph. She married Sylvester Stroeing on May 14, 1951 at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Freeport. The couple resided in St. Paul for 10 years,
moving to Freeport in 1960. She retired in 1985. She was a member of Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, the Christian Mothers, Sacred Heart
Catholic Aid, Young at Hearts Club, and the church choir.
Survivors include her husband, Sylvester Stroeing of Freeport; six
children, Glenn Stroeing and his wife, Bev of Alexandria, John Stroeing
and his wife, Sharon of New Ulm, Kathleen Luethmers and her husband, Ken
of Albany, Lori Ann Pohlmann and her husband, Mike of Melrose, Lisa Orton
and her husband, Garron of Foley, Amy Stroeing of St. Paul; brothers and
sisters, Herbert Wensmann and his wife, Elaine of Lakeville, Richard Wensmann
and his wife, Barbara of Deer Creek, Alcuin Wensmann and his wife, Luann
of Moundsview, Patricia Wegleitner and her husband, Leander of Sun Lakes,
Arizona, Urban Wensmann and his wife, Shirley of Leavenworth, Kansas, Josephine
Hoffman and her husband, Theodore of Lakeville, Clarice Schleppenbach and
her husband, Albert of Albany; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her son, Timothy Stroeing.
Serving as casket bearers were her grandchildren, Eric, Brad, and Daniel
Luethmers, Cari Altmann, Craig and Tim Stroeing. Serving as cross bearer
will be Adam Stroeing. Honorary bearers will be members of Christian Mothers,
Wednesday Night 500 Club, and Jackies Girls Bowling Team.
FLORIAN A. SPRENGER
Services for Florian A. Sprenger, age 79 of Sauk Centre, formerly of
Grey Eagle who died on Monday, April 10 at St. Michael's Hospital in Sauk
Centre, were held on Thursday, April 13 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
in Grey Eagle.
Rev. Bernard Gruenes officiated with interment following in St. Bernard's
Cemetery, Ward Springs.
Florian Sprenger was born on May 28, 1920 in Cottonwood Township, Brown
County, Minnesota to Hugo and Emilia (Grossmann) Sprenger. He was united
in marriage to Alyce Riederer on April 28, 1943 at Japanese Martyrs Church
in Leavenworth, Minnesota. The couple farmed at Garvin and Leavenworth.
They then farmed northwest of Grey Eagle for 40 years. They retired and
moved to Little Birch Lake near Ward Springs until moving to Sauk Centre
in June of 1996. He was a supervisor on the Birchdale Township and served
as a trustee of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Ward Springs. He was a
member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle and Catholic Aid Association.
He is survived by his wife, Alyce Sprenger of Sauk Centre; 14 children,
Pat Sprenger and his wife, Dee of Brainerd; Ron Sprenger and his wife,
Eileen of Arvada, Colo.; Dennis Sprenger and his wife, Lavonne of Alexandria;
Florian Sprenger, Jr. and his wife, Connie of St. Rosa; Lavern Sprenger
and his wife, Danni of Anchorage, Alaska; Bernard Sprenger and his wife,
Rosie of Sleepy Eye; Dorthy Boeckermann and her husband, Marv of Roseville;
Judy Meyer and her husband, Marty of St. Cloud; Leon of Eden Prairie; Jeanie
Allen and Mary Webb and her husband, Brett of Anchorage, Alaska; Chuck
Sprenger and his wife, Brenda of Grey Eagle; Mike Sprenger and his wife,
Toni of Federal Heights, Colo.; Tim Sprenger and his wife, Lori of Melrose;
sisters and brothers, Eleanora Reinhart and Henrietta Boesch and her husband,
Reubin of New Ulm; Eldor Sprenger and his wife, Juliette of Winthrop; Emral
Haala and her husband, Jerry of Gibbon; Patsy Grall and her husband, Chuck
of Madisonville, Texas; 34 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Orville. Casket
bearers will be John, Dan, Scott and Matt Sprenger, Jesse Boeckermann and
Brad Meyer. Cross bearer will be Lisa Moening. Gift bearers will be Krista
Meyer, Breeanna Webb and Haley Sprenger.
Lucille "Lu" Loecken, age 80, of Melrose, died Tuesday, April 18 at
the Melrose Area Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April
24 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. Rev. Vincent Lieser will officiate,
with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Lucille Johanna Loecken was born Jan. 31, 1920 in Melrose Township,
Stearns County, to Herman and Margaret (Buschmann) Hinnenkamp. She was
united in marriage to Alphonse Loecken on June 28, 1937 at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in New Munich. The couple lived in Greenwald for 12 years,
and then in Elrosa until 1949 when they moved to Melrose. Lu was employed
by Melrose Produce for four years and then by the Melrose Area Hospital
for seven years. She started working at Kraft Foods in Melrose in 1967,
retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose,
the St. Elizabeth's Society, the Christian Mothers, the Melrose VFW Auxiliary,
the Melrose Area Historical Society and the Melrose Chapter of Al-Anon.
Lu was also involved in many area charities.
She is survived by her children, Chuck Loecken and Angie, of St. Joseph;
Jerry Loecken and JoAnn, of Delano; Ron Loecken and Nancy, of Forest Lake;
Jim Loecken and Mary, of Melrose; Shirley Adrian and John, of Freeport;
Nettie Spaeth and Paul, of Melrose; Rosie Breth, of Rogers and Susie Isaacson
and Jerry, of Anoka; brothers and sisters, Sally Wieber, of St. Cloud;
Walter Hinnenkamp, of Melrose; Hiltz Knops, of Chino Valley, Arizona; Luella
Williams, of Prescot Valley, Arizona; Arthur Hinnenkamp and Luella, of
Brooklyn Center; Herman Hinnenkamp, of Melrose; Margie Eiynck and Shorty,
of Chino Valley, Ariz.; Virginia Caspers and Ray, of Chula Vista, Calif.;
Bill Hinnenkamp and Donna, of Meire Grove; and Harold Hinnenkamp and Carol,
of Annandale; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her parents; husband Al, who died December 12, 1992; and brother,
Casket bearers will be Lisa, Ross and Bryan Loecken, Rick Spaeth, Robin
Breth-Dallman and Nate Johnson. Cross bearer will be Fe Buschmann and scripture
bearer will be Raechel Loecken. Members of the Melrose Chapter of Al-Anon
will serve as honorary bearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the St. Michael's
Hospice of Sauk Centre.
Services for Raymond A. Essler, age 79 of Melrose, who died on Saturday,
April 29 at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, were Wednesday,
May 3 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.
Rev. Bernard Kahlhamer officiated with interment following in Calvary
Raymond Essler was born on Dec. 23, 1920 in Padua to Joseph and Theresia
(Dirschel) Essler. He was united in marriage to Janette Hamilton on June
18, 1946 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Padua. They farmed in
Raymond Township, Stearns County until 1971. They moved to Sauk Centre
where they lived for eight years before moving to Melrose in 1979. He was
employed by Jennie-O Foods for 15 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member
of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church.
Survivors include two children, Eugene Essler and his wife, Debra of
Melrose and Barbara Nathe and her husband, Charles of New Munich; four
grandchildren, Chrystal Essler, Jolene, Joseph and Jeff Nathe; two great
grandchildren, Tyler Kadlec and Shelby Engebretsen; three sisters, Alvina
Bayer of Miltona, Celestine "Sally" Mildenberger and her husband, Jim of
Hackensack, and Delores Schmidt of Sauk Centre.
He was preceded in death by his wife Janette on Jan. 8, 2000.
Serving as casket bearers were Allen and Bob Bayer, Joe Mildenberger,
Collin Jackson, John Klein and Dick Hamilton. Cross bearer will be Carol
Zenzen and scripture bearer will be Sue Stracek. Honorary bearers will
be Tony Moening, Elmer Hellermann, Howard Flowers, Lawrence and Dick Rousslang,
Clyde Tise and Merle Gritzmacher.
Services for Alyce J. Tiemann, age 80 of Melrose, who passed away on
Wednesday, April 26 at the St. Cloud Hospital were Saturday, April 29 at
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish
Alyce Tiemann was born June 27, 1919 in Albert Lea, to Arthur and Anna
(Bergstad) Tusen. She married Lawrence Scholl on November 21, 1940 in Northwood,
Iowa. The couple lived in Albert Lea for 15 years before moving to California
for two years where she worked at the shipyards. They moved back to Albert
Lea, then moved to Bowstring where they owned and operated Scholl's Resort,
and also a vegetable farm. They moved to Melrose in 1976. Lawrence passed
away Dec. 23, 1976. She married Andrew Fiala on March 13, 1980 at St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Melrose. Andrew died on July 7, 1984. She married Anthony
Tiemann on September 17, 1985 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, the Christian
Mothers, the Talmoon VFW Auxiliary, the Bowstring Womens Club, and was
Historian of the Melrose VFW Auxiliary.
Mrs. Tieman is survived by her husband, Tony, of Melrose; her children,
Janet Hane, of Hopkins; Joyce Duerr and Robert, of Melrose; Dolly Eich
and John, of Melrose and Kenneth Scholl and Sandy, of Plymouth; stepchildren,
Barbara Salzl and Vernon, of Cold Spring; Diane Rodenwald and Sonny, of
Albany; Cathy Koopmeiners, of Melrose and Tony Tiemann and Adeline, of
Egan; sister, Mabel Lewis, of Albert Lea; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren,
15 step-grandchildren and 19 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by former husbands, Lawrence Scholl on Dec. 23, 1976 and Andrew
Fiala on July 7, 1984; brothers, Art, Carl, Clarence and Selmer Tusen,
sisters, Cora Tusen and Betty Schnarr, two infant grandchildren and one
Casket bearers were Joe and Rod Eich, Jeff Koopmeiners, Dean and Kurt
Salzl, Scot Servatius, John Hane and Ross Rodenwald. Cross bearer was Jane
Scholl and scripture bearer was Lisa Salzl.
Services for Lawrence J. Schmidt, age 73, of Albany, formerly of Freeport,
who died Wednesday, May 10 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing home in Albany
will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic
Church in St. Francis. Rev. William Vouk, III will officiate, with burial
following in the parish cemetery.
Lawrence J. Schmidt was born Oct. 21, 1926 in Millwood Township, Stearns
County, to Bernard and Agnes (Rueter) Schmidt. He served in the U.S. Army
as a military policeman during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage
to Rosemary Stangler on July 7, 1954 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church
in Albany. The couple lived and farmed near Albany for 2 years, then moved
to a farm north of Freeport, where they resided for 40 years. In addition
to farming, he worked as a cattle breeder for 28 years, retiring in 1991
and moving to Melrose in 1996. He was a member of St. Francis of Asissi
Catholic Church in St. Francis, the St. Francis Mens Society, the Freeport
Senior Citizens, and the Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 in Melrose.
Mr. Schmidt is survived by his wife, Rosemary, of Melrose; children,
Karen Linn and Wayne, of Grand Rapids; Michael Schmidt and Denise, of Melrose;
and Mary Gruenes and Jim, of Holdingford; grandchildren, Tanya, Jim and
Sherry Linn, Adam and Matt Schmidt and Tim, Stephanie, Beth and Nick Gruenes.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, brothers,
Bernard, Fritz, Aloys and Henry Schmidt and sisters, Marie Westbrock, Theresa
Urbaschich, Helen Duevel and Margaret Schmidt.
Casket bearers will be Kurt and Mark Stangler, Steve Rueter, Ron, Bernie
and Donald Schmidt, David Mareck and Edmund Duevel. Cross bearer will be
Tim Gruenes and members of the St. Francis Mens Society served as honorary
In lieu of flowers the Schmidt family requests memorials to the Mother
of Mercy Nursing Home or the Albany Hospice.
Services for Hilda Dwyer age 94, of Sauk Centre who died Tuesday, May
9 at her home in Sauk Centre were Friday, May 12 at St. Paul's Catholic
Church with the Rev. Timothy Wenzel officiating.
Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Hilda Dwyer was born on July 1, 1905 in New Munich to Bernard and Christine
(Struck) Feldewerd. She was united in marriage to John M. "Jack" Dwyer
on June 7, 1932 in New Munich. They farmed near Greenwald and moved to
Sauk Centre in 1938. She was employed by St. Michael's Hospital as a dietitian
from 1950 to 1968. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and Christian
Survivors include her five children, Bernard Dwyer and his wife, Mary
of Deer Park, Wisconsin, John Dwyer and his wife, Rosie of Brooklyn Park,
Minnesota, Christine, Janet and Richard Dwyer of Sauk Centre, Minnesota;
nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack on Oct. 25,
1978; daughter, Marina Vickerman; brothers and sisters, Kate Geltel, Ann
Brickzen, Marie VanDrehle, Christine Zerden, Rose Schmiesing, Carolyn Brake,
Ben, Henry, Nick, John and Catherine Feldewerd and granddaughter, Kim Dwyer.
Casket bearers were Bradley, Jimmy and Rick Dwyer, Steven, Rodney and
Garrett Vickermann. Cross bearer were Andrea Dwyer.
Services for Edward T. Tschida, age 85, of Sauk Centre, formerly of
Grey Eagle, who died Monday, May 8 at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk
Centre were Saturday, May 13 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.
Rev. Bernard Gruenes officiated, with burial following in the parish
Edward Tschida was born Sept. 8, 1914 in Krain Township to John and
Mary (Ziegler) Tschida. He attended Cathedral High School in St. Cloud
and was employed as a plumber for Villwock Hardware in Grey Eagle for many
years. He worked as a janitor and bus driver for the Grey Eagle School
for 19 years and lived in Burtrum after he retired. He had been a resident
of St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre for the last five years. Edward
was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.
He is survived by his sister, Hilda Czech, of Sauk Centre, his sisters-in-law
and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers and
sisters, Joe, Ben, John, Martin, Mike, Paul and Herman Tschida and Rose
Gangl, Caroline Keufler and Mayme Schmitz.
Casket bearers were Richard, Tim, Ron, Roger and Eugene Tschida and
Gilbert Schmitz. Cross bearer was Allen Tschida and scripture bearer was
BERNADINE M. ANDERSON
Services for Bernadine M. Anderson, age 74, St. Cloud, who died Monday,
May 8 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud were Thursday, May 11 at St.
Paul's Catholic Church in St Cloud.
Rev. Timothy Baltes officiated. Burial will take place in North Star
Cemetery in St. Cloud.
Bernadine was born Aug. 4, 1925 in Melrose to William and Mary (Helsper)
Gieske. She married Wallace L. Anderson on Nov. 2, 1946 in Minneapolis.
She lived in St Cloud most of her life where she sewed drapes for Herberger's
Department Store. She also worked as a bartender and waitress at the St,
Cloud Eagle's Club for over 30 years.
She was currently an employee of the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud
where she had worked since 1973. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, Fraternal
Order of Eagles Aerie 622 Auxiliary, VFW Post 4847 Auxiliary, St. Paul's
Catholic Church and Christian Women.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by: her children Lynn Robertson, Alaska;
Keith, Olympia, Wash.; Steve, Olympia, Wash.; Duane, St. Cloud; Kurt, Becker;
Nadine "Deana" Zachgo, Alaska; Kristie Anderson, California; Jeff, Nebraska;
and Kari Holt, Alaska; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers
Robert Gieske, Paynesville; and John "Jack" Gieske, Minneapolis and sister
Rita Peterson - Texas.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband (1985), brother William
Bollinger and granddaughter Stacie Anderson.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the donor's choice.
Gilbert P. "Gib" Weisser, 86, of Sauk Centre died Wednesday, May 24,
2000 at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.
A memorial mass was held on Friday, 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic
Church, Sauk Centre with Rev. Timothy Wenzel officiating.
Gilbert Weisser was born on June 21, 1913 in Spring Hill, Minnesota
to Frank and Mary (Braun) Weisser. He was united in marriage to Lorraine
M. Kulzer at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Greenwald. They resided in
Greenwald where he was employed by the Greenwald Elevator from 1936 to
1956. They moved to Sauk Centre and he owned and operated Gibs Farm Service
and the West Union Elevator until 1962. He was employed by Pierson Ford
and John Wiese Ford as a salesman until his retirement in 1972. He was
a former member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church Greenwald, member of St.
Paul's Catholic Church, Sauk Centre; Knights of Columbus, and served as
Executive Director of HRA Riverview Manor for 23 years. He enjoyed hunting,
bowling, golf, fishing and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Weisser of Sauk Centre; eight
children, Toby of New Munich, Mike of Escondido, Calif.; Bonnie of San
Diego, Calif., Sam of San Marcos, Calif., Linda of Sauk Centre, Jenny of
Detroit Lakes, Jeff and Chris of Sauk Centre; brothers and sisters, Elanor
De Wenter of St. Cloud, Lee Lengas of St. Cloud, Sister Marie, O.S.B.,
of St. Joseph, Rose Savonen of Seymour, Indiana, Bridget Worms of New Munich,
Albert Weisser of Clearwater and Eulal Zimmer of Tuscon, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his son, Rodney Weisser, sisters, Clara
Ampe and Marcella Hiemenz.
Services for Hugo Kuehne, age 85, of Burtrum, who died Sunday, May
21 at the St. Cloud Hospital were Wednesday, May 24 at St. John's Lutheran
Church, Grey Eagle.
Rev. Ronald Tibbetts officiated. Burial was in the Moses Dane Cemetery,
Mr. Kuehne was born Sept. 12, 1914 on the family farm in Bruce Twsp.
Todd Co. to Hugo and Martha (Dekn) Kuehne, Sr. He married Lucille H. Pagel
on Oct. 25. 1938 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Long Prairie Twsp., Todd
Mr. Kuehne farmed for seven years in Todd County, but he moved many
owned various businesses, and for the last 32 years, he, has lived
on the north end of Long Lake. He was a livestock dealer for the majority
of his life and he enjoyed dealing in antiques during the later part of
his life, he also enjoyed going to auctions.
Mr. Kuehne was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Grey Eagle,
and a board member of the Village View in Grey Eagle.
Survivors include: Children: Janet (Tony) Schinske of Burtrum; Robert
(Fae) Kuehne of Mesa, Ariz.; Ron(Midge) Kuehne of Grey Eagle; and Linda
(Roger) Gates of Burtrum; Brothers and sisters: Regina Hanneman, Little
Falls; Walter Kuehne, Redding, Calif; Marcus Kuehne, Detroit Lakes; John
Kuehne, St. Cloud; Martha Lambrecht, Burtrum; and Lenora Ciaccio, Rockford,
Ill; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by his parents, Hugo, Sr, and Martha; his wife Lucille; brothers
and sisters Kurt, Rudolph, Werner, Ed, Esther, Gustie, Ruth, Henry, William
and grandson, Chad.
Casketbearers were Robert Bense, Ray Bense, Ken Rahn, Joel Pansch,
Glen Rohde and Gene Bliese.
Services for Richard Carstens, age 59, Tempe, Ariz and formerly of
Melrose, who passed away on Tuesday, May 16 at the Desert Samaritan Hospital,
in Mesa Ariz, were Monday, May 22 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish
Dick Carstens was born Aug. 21, 1940 in Belgrade, to Herman and Katherine
(Mohs) Carstens. He attended Dunwoody Institute for printing, graduating
in 1960. He served in the US Navy from 1961-1966. He married Patricia Budde
on July 25, 1964 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Ward Springs. They
lived in Melrose, where he worked at the Melrose Beacon from 1966-1968.
They moved to Willmar, where he worked for Color Press and the Willmar
Tribune. They moved back to Melrose, where he owned and operated RC Feed
and Uphulstery. He worked at Carstens Industries in Melrose from 1975-1980.
In 1980 the couple moved to McAllen Texas, where he owned and operated
Sir Speedy Printing. In 1982, they moved to Tempe, Ariz., where he owned
and operated Business Cards Tomorrow. He is a lifetime member of Schanhaar-Otte
VFW Post 7050 in Melrose, and the Printers Institute of America.
Mr. Carstens is survived by his wife, Patricia Carstens, of Tempe,
Ariz.; sons and daughter, Tim Lieser of Savage, Jon Lieser and his wife,
Uyen of Tempe, Ariz., Philip Carstens and his wife Deana, of Tempe, Ariz.,
and Teresa Fernandez and her husband, Jim of Las Vegas, Nevada; brothers
and sisters, Howard Carstens and his wife, Dorothy of Melrose, Allen Carstens,
and his wife, Mary of Albert Lea, Julius Carstens and his wife, Darlene
of Clearwater, Tom Carstens and his wife, Beth of Grey Eagle, Betty Lou
Miller and her husband, Richard of New London, Shirley Hanson and her husband,
Gene of New London, Jean Edstrom and her husband, Randy of Eagan, and Mary
Lunke and her husband, Ed of Hermantown; eight grandchildren. He is preceded
in death by his sister, Dorothy Stalberger.
Casket bearers were Eric Lieser, Wayne Carstens, Mike Carstens, Dana
Miller, Jon Hanson, and Jim Carstens. Cross bearer was Jimmy Fernandez;
Scripture bearer was Judy Lieser.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer
Services for Claude C. Elfering, 81 of Casper, Wyo. were Wednesday,
May 17 at Bustard's Funeral Home, Casper.
Fr. Michael Carr of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, officiated.
Mr. Elfering died Friday, May 12 at his home in Casper. He was born
Sept. 9, 1919 in Freeport the son of Ben and Anna (Altman) Elfering. He
attended school in Freeport.
He moved to Casper in 1941. He was employed by Pittman Transportation
and owned and operated CC Elfering Trucking for 30 years. He also owned
and operated Quick Cash Pawn Shop for several years.
He married Dorothy Pundsack Nov. 25, 1941. They were later divorced.
He married Francis Easter in 1983.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and remodeling. A "jack-of-all-trades"
he could do anything. He loved to work and loved his dogs Toco and Muffin.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters: Jan Fetty of Gillette,
Wyo., and Susan Parke and Sherry Brown, both of Casper,Wyo.; a sister Mary
Moening of Melrose; three stepchildren: James Richards, Jr., of Casper;
Jessie Warbornd of Denver; and Aaron Warbornd of Gillette; nineteen grandchildren;
and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Thomas Elfering;
six brothers, five sisters and one grandson.
Memorials to the Central Wyoming Hospice would be appreciated and may
be mailed to 319 South Wilson, Casper, Wyo, 82601.
Services for Ambrose W. Frericks, age 78 of Burtrum, who died Sunday,
May 21 at the Long Prairie Memorial Hospital, Long Prairie, were Wednesday,
May 24 at the Stephan-Stein Funeral Home chapel, Long Prairie with Fr.
Mark Stang officiating.
Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Freeport.
Mr. Frericks was born March 24, 1922 in Freeport to Herman and Walburga
(Beste) Frericks. He married Juletta Eickhoff on Oct. 29, 1946. They were
He grew up in Freeport and farmed the Melrose area in Grove Township
and retired in 1982. He wintered in Arizona and resided in Burtrum. He
enjoyed fishing, gardening, fixing things and dancing. He served on the
school board for many years.
He is survived by a long-time companion Helen Weick; three children
and their spouses: Arlene (Clay) Bowman, Sauk Centre; LeRoy (Helen) Frericks,
Sauk Centre; and Joseph (Joyce) Frericks, Sauk Centre; four brothers and
four sisters: Elmer (Marcella) Frericks, Melrose; Raymond, Frericks, Sauk
Centre; Roman (Annette) Frericks, Mt. Iron; Ervin Frericks, Fridley; Florence
Austing, Willmar; Esther (Alvin) Hinnenkamp, Sauk Centre; Alma (Justin)
Schulte, Freeport; and Louise (Donald) Haskamp, Blaine; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Anthony, and infant daughter;
sister Marie Zwilling, and a brother Jerome.
Services for Norbert H. Brickweg, age 85, of Melrose, who died Tuesday,
June 6 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids, will be a 10
a.m. On Saturday, June 10 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser will officiate, with burial following in the parish
Norbert Brickweg was born July 11, 1914 in New Munich to Frank and
Mary (Altendahl) Brickweg. He married Rose E. Sonnen on October 9, 1945
at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Melrose. They farmed in Melrose Township,
Stearns County, Minnesota moving to town in 1998. He was a member of St.
Marys Catholic Church, Melrose and the St. Bernards Society Catholic Aid.
He is survived by his wife, Rose, of Melrose; brothers, Raymond and
Clarence Brickweg, both of Melrose; sisters, Alma Herges and her husband
Gene of Melrose, Martha Toenies and her husband Al of Royalton. He was
preceded in death by his parents; brother, Frank Brickweg, Jr.; sister,
Casket bearers will be Gerald Sonnen, Tom Thorne, Jim Thorne, Richard
Herges, Joseph Herges, and Roger Brickweg.
Cross bearer was Lorraine Schmitz, scripture bearer was Wayne Engstrand
and serving as honorary bearers were members of the St. Bernard's Society.
Services for Gerald "Jerry" A. Dyrseth, age 59 of Greenwald, who died
Sunday, June 4 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester were Friday, June 9, 2000
at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Rebecca Thomas officiating.
Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.
Gerald Dyrseth was born on April 10, 1941 in Valley Township, Marshall
County. He was raised by his parents, Carl and Dorothy (Clausen) Dyrseth.
Gerald was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. He was a veteran
serving in the U.S. Army. Gerald was united in marriage to Dorothy J. Haugen
on August 28, 1965 at Telemarken Lutheran Church in rural Goodridge. They
lived in Minneapolis where he was a production foreman at Control Data
Corporation. In 1973 they moved to Greenwald where he owned and operated
Jerry's Grocery until 1998; and Jerry's Office Furniture and Equipment
until his death.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Men's Club,
charter member of the Greenwald Lions, Othmar Braun American Legion Post
612 of Lake Henry, where he was a past commander and Greenwald Merchant's
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Dyrseth of Greenwald; children,
Sonja Kruger and her husband, Bill of North Mankato, Sarah Kluempke and
her husband, Paul of St. Cloud; father, Carl Dyrseth of Grygla; sisters
and brother, Virginia Kettleson and her husband, Charles of St. Paul, John
Dyrseth and his wife, Karen of Modesto, California and Linda Ulrich and
her husband, David of Red Lake Falls. He was preceded in death by his mother,
Casket bearers will be Harold Norman, Roger Wenker, Jim Schulzetenberg,
Clarence Schaefer, Milton and Gene Haugen. Honorary bearers will be Greenwald
Lions Club, Don Russell, Tom Christensen, Charles Kettleson and David Ulrich.
Memorials are preferred.
DALE J. VANBECK
Services for Dale VanBeck, age 41, of Melrose,who died Saturday, June
3 at the Melrose Area Hospital were Wednesday, June 7 at St. Mary's Catholic
Revs Vince Lieser, Ken Thielmann, and Art Hoppe officiated, with burial
following in the parish cemetery.
Dale Joseph VanBeck was born September 1, 1958 in Melrose, to Richard
and Rose M. (Rolfzen) Van Beck. He was a lifetime resident of the Melrose
area. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1976, and then attended
Alexandria Vacation College for Business Management and also for Small
Engine Repair. He worked all of his life with his father at Melrose TV
and Marine, buying the business in 1995. In March, 1999, he opened Melrose
Marine and Sports. He was a member of Saint Marys Catholic Church in Melrose,
the Knights of Columbus, St. Mary's Church Ushers, Little Birch Lake Association,
International Watercross Association, and various snowmobile clubs.
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Rosie Van Beck of Melrose;
sister, Karen Rechsteiner of Spooner, Wisconsin; niece and nephew, Hannah
and Jake Rechsteiner of Spooner, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Joseph and Hildegarde Rolfzen, and Anton and Louise Van
Beck; niece Katherine Rechsteiner.
Casket bearers were Paul Hinnenkamp, Joe Hellermann, Ralph Hellermann,
Steve Tobroxen, Eric Peterson, Ralph Revermann, Dennis Poepping, and Maynard
Monroe. Cross bearer was Jake Rechsteiner. Scripture bearer was Hannah
Rechsteiner. Honorary bearers were Rick Mayers, Jim Ricklick, Ken Hommerding,
Nick Waldvogel, Pete Rothfork, Jay Petermeier, Roger King, Jack Wenker,
Tom Maleska, Lyle Klasen, Rick Spaeth, Jim Carstens, Dave Kiefler, Doug
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Frances A. Trisco, age 94, of Melrose, formerly of Sauk Centre died
Jan. 2, at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose.
Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, Jan.5 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's
Church, Sauk Centre, with the Rev. Timothy Wenzel officiating. Burial
in the parish cemetery.
Frances Trisco was born on Aug. 28, 1906 in Melrose, Minnesota to Joseph
Catherine (Kemper) Barhorst. She married Joseph A. Trisco on Feb. 10,
St. Boniface Catholic Church, Melrose. They farmed in Melrose for 10
moving to Sauk Centre Township in 1941. They moved to Sauk Centre in
has resided at the Pine Villa Care Center since August of 1996.
Frances enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and cooking.
Survivors include her three children, Leona Hallgren and her husband,
Minneapolis, Bernice Hellermann and her husband, Roman of Melrose and
Trisco and his wife, Cindi of Sauk Centre; 10 grandchildren and seven
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph A. Trisco
on Feb. 23,
1981; son, Norbert; brothers and sisters, Rose Hoeschen, Mary Hoeschen,Ben,
Alois, Leo, Joe, George and Henry Barhorst and one grandson, Darrell
Casket bearers were Tom Hellermann, Darlene Schlangen, Sharon Dudero,
McCarthy, Andrew Trisco, Adam Trisco and Aaron Trisco. Cross bearer
Zierden; and scripture bearer was Lynn Trisco.
Evelyne E. Hemker, age 87, of Albany, died Friday, Dec. 29 at Albany
Mass of Christian burial was Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001 at Sacred Heart
Church in Freeport. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Rev. Roger Klassen,
Evelyne Elizabeth Hemker was born November 16, 1913 in Sauk Centre
and Elizabeth (Ahrens) Hemker. She lived in Freeport most of her life.
worked as a postal clerk for 20 years. She was very active in the community.
has lived in the Mother of Mercy Retirement Center in Albany since
1995. She was a parish charter member of Holy Rosary Court #532, member
National Catholic Order of Foresters, charter member of Freeport Goldenaires
Seniors, 50 years as a choir member, belongs to local book club, member
Oblate of St. Benedict organization.
Evelyne is survived by her sister, Erma Craig of Osakis, and many nieces
nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Edwin Hemker
Virgil Hemker, and sister Alma Ohmann.
Serving as casket bearers were Steve and Mark Hemker, Jerry and John
Herb Johnson, and Michael Butkowski. Cross bearer was Pat Hirabayashi.
Fred J. Unger, 94, of Sauk Centre died on Monday, December 25, 2000
Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian Burial was
December 29, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre.
Bernard Kahlhamer officiated with interment following in Calvary Cemetery,
Fred Unger was born on July 5, 1906 in Melrose, Minnesota to William
Winifred (Moarnan) Unger. He attended the University of Minnesota.
In 1927 Fred
moved to Sauk Centre as the manager of two newly acquired furniture
which were combined in their present location. Fred married Louise
on January 6, 1931 in Sauk Centre. Fred continued to own and operate
Furniture until his retirement. He was a member of Our Lady of the
Catholic Church, Bishop Busch Council 4863, Knights of Columbus, Queen
General Assembly of 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, the last charter
the Sauk Centre Rotary Club #2848 with membership dating to March 1928.
served on the board of directors on several occasions and was the club
in 1963. Fred had been active in the Minnesota Furniture Association,
as a Congressman in the National Home Furnishings Industry, and enjoyed
membership in Retail Stores Buying Organization. He established a local
scholarship fund at Sauk Centre High School and was active in all civic
organizations until his retirement from Unger Furniture Co.
He is survived by his children, Bill Unger and his wife, Dixie of Sauk
Karen Destache of Evansville, Indiana, Geri Hird of San Diego, Calif.,
grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise on February 24, 1994;
Janet Kuhlmann in September of 1998; brothers and sisters, James Unger,
Unger, Bernadette Macurda and Antoinette Fultz. Memorials are preferred.
Judy L. Leyk, age 56 of Grey Eagle, died on Tuesday, Dec. 26 at the
Hospital. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 30 at St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle. Rev. Ronald Tibbetts officiated
interment following in Lakeview Cemetery, Grey Eagle.
Judy Leyk was born on January 18, 1944 in Waseca, Minnesota to Alfred
(Tesch) Schlaak. She was a graduate of Concordia College in St. Paul
degree in elementary education. She then taught at Trinity Lutheran
Sauk Rapids. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Leyk on Aug. 6,
1966 in New
Richland, Minnesota. The couple resided in Sauk Rapids and moved to
in 1976. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Guild and church choir, Grey Eagle Community Choir and a committee
Swanville School's Dollars for Scholars chapter. Judy enjoyed making
cookies and looking after her children and grandchildren, especially
them participate in athletic events.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Leyk of Grey Eagle; five children,
Curtis Leyk and his wife, Patricia of Albany, Jeffrey Leyk and his
of Burtrum, Lori Leyk of Grey Eagle, Kevin Leyk of Bloomington and
Lisa Leyk of
Waite Park; five grandchildren, Taylor, Mitchell, Torri, McKenna and
brothers, Harlan Schlaak and his wife, Carol and Lyle Schlaak and his
Diane of New Richland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Kenneth Schlaak;
Serving as casket bearers will be Romie Gessel, Sr., Tom Tschida, Ron
Gary, Neil and Keith Schlaak.
The retired former director of the Communications Office of the Diocese
Cloud, Rosemary Borgert, passed away New Year's Day evening at St.
Hospital. Borgert directed the Office of Communications for 36 years,
retired in 1997. She was 73.
Borgert fell on ice Saturday evening, Dec. 30, while playing broom
her family at a family gathering. She suffered a severe trauma to her
was rushed to St. Cloud Hospital where she underwent surgery to remove
clot from the front left portion of her brain. However, the damage
severe, and she did not regain consciousness. Family members gathered
prayers at Borgert's bedside before she passed away Monday evening.
The Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, Jan. 4, with Bishop John
presiding, and burial immediately following.
Rosemary Borgert was a great woman who leaves to our local church and
communities a legacy of loving and devoted service. During her tenure
director of the diocese's Office of Communications, Borgert was perhaps
known for directing the diocese's weekly live TV Mass which is broadcast
KCCO/KCCW TV out of Alexandria and carried on numerous cable TV systems.
diocese has broadcast the TV Mass each Sunday since 1959 as a ministry
homebound, nursing home residents and hospital patients throughout
Borgert produced a weekly radio interview program called "Conversation"
still airs each weekend on several radio stations throughout central
She also wrote the weekly "Interview" column for the St. Cloud Visitor
Borgert was very active in many other church ministries, and recently
the diocese's Millennium Jubilee Committee which was responsible for
several major events for the Jubilee Year 2000.
ROSE F. BECKERMANN
Rose F. Beckermann, age 92 of Melrose, died on Monday, Dec. 25 at Pine
Care Center in Melrose. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday,
Dec. 28 at
St. Mary's Catholic Church. Revs. Vince Lieser and Kenneth Thielmann
concelebrated, with interment following in the parish cemetery.
Rose Beckermann was born on Aug. 13, 1908 in Getty Township to Herman
Wilhelmina (Wehlage) Berns. She was united in marriage to Edmund Beckermann
Oct. 30, 1934 at St. John's Catholic Church in Meire Grove. She had
Melrose since her marriage. In 1989 she moved to Park View Center and
earlier this year she had resided at Pine Villa Care Center. She was
a member of
St. Mary's Catholic Church and Christian Mothers and a former member
Squares Square Dancing Club.
She is survived by ten sons, Vern Beckermann and his wife, Sue of Sauk
John Beckermann of Detroit Lakes, Joe Beckermann and his wife, Joyce
Harvey Beckermann and his wife, Vicki of Spicer, Bros. Julius Beckermann,
Collegeville, Jim Beckermann and his wife, Vera of Juneau, Alaska,
Beckermann and his wife, Lois of Coon Rapids, Fran Beckermann and his
Linda of Brooklyn Park, Pete Beckermann of Bricelyn and Pat Beckermann
wife, Carleen of Centerville, Ohio; 25 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren;
brother, John Berns of Sauk Centre.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund on January 26, 1990;
Anna Marthaler, Ledvina Welle and Beata Berns; brothers, Henry and
Serving as casket bearers will be Jason, Jessie, Mike, Dan, Sarah,
and Steve Beckermann. Cross bearer will be Joyce Beckermann and Scripture
will be Patty Lawinger.
Memorials are preferred.