Services for Margaret M. Mehr, age 93 of Melrose, who died Wednesday,
June 14 at the Pine Villa Nursing Home, Melrose, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday,
June 19 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Melrose with Fr. Roger Thoennes
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday and from 8 to 10
a.m. on Monday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home, Melrose.
Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary will pray from 7 p.m. followed
by the Christian Mothers at St. Elizabeth's Society at 7:30 p.m. and parish
prayers will be at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Margaret Mehr was born Sept. 11, 1906 in Pearl Lake to John and Anna
(Seivert) Neubeck. She married Jacob Mehr on May 3, 1927 at St. Rose of
Lima Catholic Church, St. Rosa. She worked 23 years for Melrose Produce
and eight years for Melrose Hospital before retiring in 1967. She was a
member of the Christian Mothers, St. Elizabeth's Society, Melrose Hospital
Auxiliary and Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary.
Survivors include sons and daughters Joe Mehr and his wife Inie of
Mahnomen, Minn.; Rose Thoennes and her husband Bert of Freeport, Delores
Anderson of Monticello, and Thomas Mehr and his wife Judy of Texas; 11
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jacob, May 17, 1959; 11
brothers, four sisters and one grandson.
Casket bearers will be Mike Mehr, David Neubeck, Kim Mehr, Peter Mehr,
Tammy Anderson, Danny Neubeck, Greg Mehr and Jodi Anderson.
Cross bearer was Shirley Thoennes.
In lieu of flower, memorials are preferred.
Services for Marie M. Toenyan, age 82, of Big Birch Lake, who died
Saturday, June 10 at her home were Tuesday, June 13 at St. Rose of Lima
Catholic Church. Rev. Art Hoppe officiated, with burial following in the
Mrs. Toenyan was born March 12, 1918 in Millwood Township, Stearns
County, to Clemence and Anna (Rueter) Schmidt. She was united in marriage
to Edward Toenyan on Nov. 4, 1941 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.
The couple farmed in Millwood Township before retiring in 1984 and moving
to Big Birch Lake. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
and of the St. Rosa Christian Mothers.
Mrs. Toenyan is survived by her children, Phyllis Messer and Jerome
of Sauk Centre; Claude Toenyan and Susan, Carl Toenyan and Mary and Harold
of Melrose; Jane Wielenberg and Melvin of Long Prairie; and Tom Toenyan
and Julie of Freeport; brothers and sisters, Herman Schmidt and Rosel and
August Schmidt of Freeport; Regina Steil of Eagle Grove, Iowa; Anna Spieker
of Long Prairie; Cecilia Perish and Lawrence of Clarissa and Rose Betow
and Martin of Sauk Centre; 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, who died July 15,
1999; son, Frank; and brothers, Joseph, Anton, John, Hubert and Alphonse.
Casket bearers were Jeffrey and Jason Messer, Scott, Gregg, Jason,
Chad and Joseph Toenyan and James Wielenberg. Cross bearer was Julie Woida
and Scripture bearer was Paul Toenyan. Serving as honorary bearers were
the members of the St. Rosa Christian Mothers.
Services for Francis "Frank" A. Boeckermann, 66 of St. Rosa, who died
Saturday, June 10 at his home were Wednesday, June 14 at St. Rose of Lima
Catholic Church, St. Rosa with Rev. Arthur Hoppe officiating.
Burial was in the parish cemetery with military honors by Melrose Veterans
Frank Boeckermann was born in Millwood Township Bernard and Amanda
(Toenyan) Boeckermann. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during
the Korean Conflict. He married Joyce R. Renneker on Aug. 31, 1960 at St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Melrose. They farmed in Grey Eagle Township, Todd
Cty., for 35 years. He served on the Grey Eagle Township Board as supervisor
and treasurer. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where
he was an usher for 40 years; and the Holy Name Society.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Boeckermann of St. Rosa; five children,
Earl Boeckermann and his wife, Michelle stationed in Germany with the U.S.
Army; Paul Boeckermann and his wife, Amy of Sartell; Glen Boeckermann and
his wife, Jannell of Waite Park; Kim Boeckermann of Hutchinson and Joel
"Bud" Boeckermann at home in St. Rosa; brothers, Lawrence Boeckermann and
his wife, Rita of Hancock, Edmund Boeckermann and his wife, Leona of St.
Rosa, Tony Boeckermann and his wife, Edna of St. Francis, Roger Boeckermann
and his wife, Irene of St. Rosa; sisters, Marie Kampsen and her husband,
Henry of New Munich, Monica Rieland of New Munich, Helen Hallermann and
her husband, Don of Sartell and Caroline Ahrens of Grey Eagle; four grandchildren
and two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers, Eleanor
Wiechmann, Estella Ostendorf, Bernadette Hallermann, Wilfred Boeckermann
and infant sister, Rose.
Casket bearers will be Bob, Gerry and Charlie Boeckermann, Wayne Herdering,
John Wiechmann and Kevin Schlangen. Cross bearer will be grandson, Benjamine
Boeckermann and Scripture bearer will be Eric Boeckermann. Honorary bearers
will be John Ainali, Dale Austing, Roman Douvier, Virgil Scharping, Tom
Douvier, Ray Bense, Lloyd Butkowski, Bob Bense, Jerry Gerads, Neal Klaphake,
Glenn Heinen, Ray Kurowski, Bob Feierabend.
Services for John H. Hollermann, age 74 of Roseville who died Sunday,
June 11 at his home, were Thursday, June 15 at the Church of St. Rose,
Interment was in Roselawn cemetery.
Mr. Hollermannis survived by: Julianna "Julie", his wife of 46 years;
children: Mark (Jean), Helen (Mark) Milbrandt, Cyril (Lynne) of Lindstrom,
John L (Michele) of Elysian and Kevin (Shelley); grandchildren: Aimee,
Josh, Jenny, Missy, Sarah, Ryan, Brett, Jason, Seth, Justin, Ethan, Heather,
Hayley, Shane, Rose and Heidi; great-grandchild Leah; sister Alvina (Henry)
Wielenberg; brothers Norbert (Julia), Joe (Maryann), Bernard (Marcella)
and Lawrence (Nellie); and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was an active member of the St. Rose men's club.
Services were Friday, July 14 at St. Martin Catholic Church for Alois
Klassen, 86, of St. Martin, who died Tuesday, July 11 at St. Cloud Hospital.
Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Alois Klassen was born in St. Martin May 30, 1914 to Mathias and Gertrude
(Schaefer) Klassen. He married Marie Moschol on Oct. 14, 1940, in St. Martin
Catholic Church. The couple farmed five miles northwest of St. Martin.
He worked as the caretaker of the Middle Spunk Interstate Highway 94 rest
area near Avon for 14 years. He was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church,
St. Benedict Society, St. Joseph Men's Society, Catholic Aid and Knights
Survivors include his wife; children, Veneel Mehr of Twin Falls, Idaho,
Athleen Dingman of Freeport, Robert of St. Martin, Jean Haider of Belgrade,
Larry of St. Cloud, Mary Fiedler of St. Martin and Tom of Maple Lake; brother
and sister, Peter of St. Joseph, and Walburga 'Wally' Meyer of Freeport;
16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda in 1957; one granddaughter;
and brothers and sisters, Mathias, Nicholas, Norbert, Paul, Rose, Anna
Pfau, Clara Brix, Hildegard Wieber and Scholastica Flint.
The St. Benedict's Society, St. Joseph's Men Society, Daughters of
Isabella, Knights of Columbus and Catholic Aid Society prayed rosary on
Thursday, July 13. Parish prayers were said the same day.
Cecelia L. Frank, age 87, of Melrose, died Tuesday, June 27, at Melrose
Area Hospital in Melrose.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, July 1, 2000 at St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, with Rev. Vincent Lieser officiating.
Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Cecelia Lucy (Weber) Frank was born in Pearl Lake to Anton and Margaret
(Fuchs) Weber. She married John C. Frank on May 8, 1934 in Pearl Lake.
The couple lived in St. Nicholas, where she owned and operated the local
grocery store. From 1942 to 1952, the couple farmed near St. Nicholas.
In 1952, they moved to Melrose, where she worked at Farmers Produce in
Melrose, until 1956. She worked as a cook at various restaurants in the
Melrose area. In 1957, she owned and operated Ceil's Cafe in Melrose for
eight years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose,
American Legion Post 101 Auxilliary, and life member of Sgt. John Rice
VFW Auxilliary in Blaine.
She is survived by seven children: Alcuin Frank and Dorothy, of Oakdale,
Virgil Frank and MariAnna, of Killeen, Texas, Richard Frank and Edith,
of Algona, Iowa, Ronald Frank and Eve, of Blaine, James Frank and JoAnne,
of Coon Rapids, Gerald Frank and Becky, of East Bethel, and Diane Frank
of St. Cloud; daughter-in-law, Donna Frank of Melrose; sisters, Aggie Knoblach
of Sauk Centre, Alma Voight and Roman of St. Cloud, Gert Euteneuer and
Jack, of St. Cloud, and Rose Voight and Van, of Cold Spring; 16 grandchildren;
13 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband,
John C. Frank, on June 20, 1973; sons, Edwin, Eugene, and David; grandchildren
Anita and Kristen Frank; great grandchildren, Alex and Brandon Frank, Baby
Hellermann; brothers, Michael, Marcus, Clem, Herman, and Lawrence Weber;
sister, Marie Heinz.
Casket bearers were Keith, Jason, Tom, Kevin, Joel, and Dennis Frank.
Scripture bearer was Lisa Hickerson. Cross bearer was Deborah Hellermann.
Veronica A. Weber, age 92, of Sartell, died Monday, July 10th at the
Country Manor in Sartell. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday,
July 13 at Sacred Heart of Catholic Church in Freeport. Rev. Roger Klassen
officiated, with burial following St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Cemetery, St.
Veronica Ann Weber was born June 18, 1908 in Millwood Township, Stearns
County, to Bernard and Anna (Broermann) Kerfeld. She married Peter Weber
on June 22, 1926, in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, St. Rosa. They farmed
near St. Rosa until 1935, when they moved to a farm near Melrose. They
moved to Morris in 1955. Her husband, Peter, died May 11, 1976. In 1976
she moved to Freeport, until 1993, when she moved to Country Manor in Sartell.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport, and Christian
She is survived by children, Monica VanHeel of Swanville, Evelyn Haselkamp
and her husband Bill, of Sartell, Al Weber and his wife Rosemary, of Little
Falls, Elmer Weber and his wife Louise, of Alliance, Ohio, Irene Goodstein
and her husband Daniel, of Inver Grove Heights; 15 grandchildren; 22 great
grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death
by her parents; husband, Peter P. Weber on May 11, 1976; son, Lawrence
Weber; granddaughter, Eileen Vanselow; brothers, Joseph, Leo, and Alois
Kerfeld; sisters, Mary Boeckermann, and Hilda Notch.
Casket bearers were Mark and David VanHeel, Doug and Charles Haselkamp,
David and Daniel Goodstein.
CECELIA E. KOCZUR
Services were Monday, Aug. 21 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church,
Sauk Centre for Cecelia E. Koczur, age 90-years, nine months and seven
days, who died 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
Sr. and Stanislawa (Rudnicki) Hylla. She married Joseph M. Koczur on Oct.
16, 1934 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in St. Wendel.. They farmed
in Elmdale Township, Morrison County for 40 years. They moved to Little
Falls and she resided there for 19 years.
She lived in Upsala for three years and then moved to Sauk Centre in
1996. She has resided at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre since
March of 1998. 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
of Homosassa, Fla.; Elaine Clark and her husband, Dennis of Anoka; Renee
Beddow and her husband, Jerome of Sauk Centre; Allan Koczur and his wife,
Nancy of Cambridge; Jim Koczur and his wife, Mary of Upsala; and Constance
Tufte of Grant's Pass, Ore.; brothers and sister, Frank Hylla and his wife,
Florence of Cold Spring; Sylvester Hylla of Santa Barbara, Calif.; Roy
Hylla of Holdingford; and Eileen Resseman and her husband, Vern of Waite
Park; daughter-in-law, Bernice Koczur of Avon; 12 grandchildren and 11
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph on March
15, 1973; son, Roman on Sept. 20, 1985 and brothers, John and Alex Hylla;
sister, Lucy Zierden, and son-in-law, Gary Tufte in 1989.
Casket bearers were Daniel, David and Jolaine Beddow, Steve Clark and
Brian and Joseph Koczur. Cross bearer was Kara Koczur with Scripture bearer,
Matthew Koczur. Lectors were Julie Beddow Schubert, Janelle VanErp, Katheryn
Stangeland 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
Interment followed in the parish cemetery.
Joseph Loxtercamp was born on May 26, 1913 in Meire Grove to George
and Mary (Kampsen) Loxtercamp. He married Alberta M. Schleper on May 19,
1960 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Greenwald. They farmed near Greenwald
until retiring in 1990. Joseph has lived in Pine Haven at PineVilla Care
Center since December of 1999. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic
Church, St. Michael's Men's Society and Lake Henry American Legion Post
Survivors include his wife, Alberta Loxtercamp of Greenwald; children,
Nicholas Backes and his wife, Mary of Sauk Centre; Margaret Theilman and
her husband, Robert of Avon; Gary Backes and his wife, Lila of St. Cloud;
David Backes of Greenwald; Dennis Backes and his wife, Rebecca of Dayton
and Paul Loxtercamp and his wife, Julie of Bemidji; sisters and brothers,
Sister Georgetta Loxtercamp of St. Paul Priory, St. Paul; Henry Loxtercamp
and his wife, Rita of Melrose; Leo Loxtercamp and Beata Frieler of Melrose;
Fred Loxteramp of St. Paul; Rose Uphoff of Greenwald; Tony Loxtercamp and
his wife, Louise of Swanville and Ray 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
and Otto Loxtercamp.
Casket bearers were his children: Nicholas Backes, Margaret Theilman,
Gary Backes, David Backes, Dennis Backes, and Paul Loxtercamp. Cross bearer
was 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 Rev. 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 June
23, 1936 in Sleepy Eye. The couple lived on a farm near Grey Eagle and
Helen taught English at Grey Eagle High School. She was the church organist
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grey Eagle. She was a member of St. Joseph's
Catholic Church and of the Grey Eagle Christian Mothers. After she retired
from teaching, she was active in the Todd County Council on Aging and the
Grey Eagle Senior Center.
She is survived by her children Ed Pluth and Kathie of Delano, Virginia
Egan and Joseph of Cedar; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband who died Jan. 18, 1961, her son,
Tom, two sister and five brothers.
Casket bearers were Edward, David, Thomas and Tim Pluth, and Michael,
Jack and Jim Egan. Serving as honorary bearers were Tanya Pluth, Cindy
Potvin, Cara Nagel and Molly Egan.
Services for David G. Schmiesing, age 43, of Tampa, Florida, who died
suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 20, will be held at Tampa.
He is survived by his parents, Al and Hilda Schmiesing of Meire Grove;
sister Jan Wingate of Melrose, twin sister Diane Johnson of Smyrna, Tennessee,
and 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
Park Cemetery, Lincoln, Neb., for Lillie O. Bumgardner, 84 who died Thursday,
Aug. 17 at the Pine Villa Care Center Melrose.
Lillie O. Bumgardner was born February 12, 1916 in Fillmore County,
Neb., near Sutton, Neb., to Walter and Anna (Johnson) Kreachbaum She went
to country school 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 Electric 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 1974 she 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 Missouri In 1980 she moved back to
Litchfield and worked at the school there until 1983. She 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 until March
4, 1986 when she moved into Village View Apartments in Grey Eagle. She
has resided at Pine Villa Center in Melrose for 11 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Darlene Shimko of Cleveland, Ohio;
Arlene LeMar, St. Louis, Mo.; Kathlene Ahlbrecht and her husband Roger
of Grey Eagle; brother Leonard of Geneva, Neb.; sisters: Beulah Mau, Alexandria,
Neb; Pearl Traut of Lincoln, Neb.; Delores Shoemaker, and her husband Glen
of Courtland, Neb.; 12 grandchildrend, and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Lester Kreachbaum.
Monica M. Ritter, age 78 of Sauk Centre, died on Friday, November 10th
at St. Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre. Mass of Christian Burial will
be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14th at St. Paul's Catholic
Church in Sauk Centre Rev. Timothy Wenzel will officiate with interment
following in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Monday and 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Sauk Centre Seniors will pray
at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Sauk Centre followed by Christian
Mothers and St. Theresa's Mission Group at 4:30 p.m. and parish prayers
at 8 p.m.
Monica Ritter was born on May 11, 1922 in Lake George Township, Stearns
County to Joseph and Pauline (Brus) Uphus. She was united in marriage to
Glen H. Ritter on June 25, 1946 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
in Elrosa. The couple moved to Minneapolis and then in 1950 moved to a
farm in Getty Township, Stearns County. They retired in 1986 and moved
to Sauk Centre. Monica was a volunteer at Holy Family School in Sauk Centre
for the past 14 years. She enjoyed gardening, crafts and jigsaw puzzles.
She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, St.
Theresa's Mission Group and Sauk Centre Seniors.
She is survived by three children, Paulette Ritter of Sauk Centre,
Susan Bredeck and her husband, Jerome Bremmer of Albany and Joseph Ritter
and his wife, Theresa of Sauk Centre; five grandchildren. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Glen on August 6, 1998; her parents; step-mother,
Emma Uphus; brother, Raymond Uphus; sister, Florence Courneya.
Serving as casket bearers will be Diane and Jim Bromen, William, Bruce,
Roxanne and Liz Peglow, Bonnie and Joe Lentner with Daniel Bredeck serving
as cross bearer. Honorary bearers will be Helen Wiener, Verona Vogt, Leah
Becker, Marlene and Claudette Jennissen, Mary Jane Kane and Marcella Kollman.
HOWARD A. SCHREIFELS
Services for Howard A. "Howie" Schreifels, age 63 of Coon Rapids, who
passed away Nov. 3, at Coon Rapids, were Monday, Nov. 6 at the Church of
the Epiphany in Coon Rapids.
Mr. Schreifels was born on June 27, 1937, at Richmond. Howard Schreifels
was a furniture repairman.
Survivors are his wife, Pat; sons, Brad and Todd; brothers, and sisters,
Celesta Denne, Cyril Schreifels and wife Valeria, Ellen Primus, Esther
Steinemann and husband Henry, Delphine Gieske and husband Robert, Alice
Moening and husband Jack, Iris Hiltner and husband Jerry; sisters-in-law,
Fran and Lorraine Schreifels; many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Greg Koetter, Soren Koetter, Dale Schreifels, Roger
Primus, Bruce Hiltner, Danny Moening, Rusty Gieske and Deborah Olmschenk.
Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery.
Services for Kurt Sieben, 54, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Melrose, who
died Wednesday, Oct. 18 at his home, were held Sunday, Oct. 22 at O'Brien,
Rogers & Crosby Funeral Chapel, Reno. Pastor Bill Chrystal officiated.
Kurt Wayne Sieben was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Hinsdale, Ill. to Donald
and Charlotte (Carlson) Sieben. He was a 1964 graduate of Downers Grove
North (Illinois) High School where he was an All Star varsity basketball
player. He played basketball for St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and the founder of the Kooksters Golf
Club of Reno, Nev. A large circle of family and friends mourns his death.
Survivors include his son, David "Dave the Rave" William Sieben Weeks
of Reno; brothers: Marc Sieben of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Erik Sieben of Huntington
Beach, Calif.; Rolf Sieben Powers of Antioch, Calif. ; Karl Sieben Powers
of New Haven, Conn.; sisters: Charlotte Burton of Delhi, Calif.; Noreen
Hansen of Downers Grove, Ill.; special aunt, Blanche Olaska of Westmont,
Ill.; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
WALTER F. RIELAND
Services for Walter F. Rieland, age 82, of Melrose, who died Tuesday,
Oct, 31 at Melrose Area Hospital. will be Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000 at 10
a.m. St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser will officiate, with burial following in the parish
Walter Francis Rieland was born March 28, 1918 in Oak Township, to
John and Rose (Denne) Rieland. He was raised in the New Munich area. He
married Lucille "Lolly" Pogatchnik on July 10, 1943 in Camp Rucker, Ala.
He was drafted by the U.S. Army during World War II, serving from 1943-1945.
He was captured by the enemy in Germany, and was held as a Prisoner of
After he was discharged, he worked at several creameries in Southern
Minnesota, until his retirement in 1984, when the couple moved to Melrose.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, the American
Legion, Catholic Order of Foresters, and was very involved with St. Michael's
He is survived by his son, Rick Rieland and his wife, Karen of Denton,
Texas; two grandchildren, Amy Maxwell and Todd Rieland. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Lucille "Lolly" Rieland on April 1, 1996; brothers
and sisters, Raymond, Helen, Clarence, Sylvester, Norbert, Walter, Albert,
Lawrence, Elmer and Mildred Rieland.
Services for Alverna M. Enneking, 72, who died Monday, Oct. 30 at St.
Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre were, Thursday, Nov. 2, at St. Paul's
Catholic Church, Sauk Centre with her sons, Rev. Marvin Enneking and Rev.
Tom Enneking, OSC concelebrating.
Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Alverna Enneking was born on May 3, 1928 in St. Martin Twp., Stearns
County, Minnesota to John and Frances (Hemmesch) Olmscheid. She married
Alfred C. Enneking on May 25, 1948 at St. Martin. They farmed at Spring
Hill until 1987. They retired and moved to Sauk Centre.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing quilts, music and cards. She was a member
of St. Paul's Catholic Church where she served as an Eucharistic minister,
a member of Christian Mothers, Sauk Centre Seniors, St. Theresa's Mission
Group, Daughters of Isabella and St. Paul's Catholic Aid.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred Enneking of Sauk Centre; children:
Bob Enneking and his wife, Donna of Glenco, Lenore Jenc of Sauk Centre,
Rev. Marvin Enneking of Becker, Rev. Tom Enneking, OSC of Chicago, Ill.,
Renee VanDrehle and her husband, Bob of Spring Hill, and Gene Enneking
and his wife, Cheryl of Cambridge; sisters, Elizabeth Schlangen of Cold
Spring, Theresa Schaefer of St. Cloud, Marie Schoenberg of Melrose, Catherine
Primus and her husband, Joseph of Melrose, Ann Backus and her husband,
Herbert of Farming; and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gilbert
and Nick Olmscheid.
Casket bearers were Jim, David, Ken and Gary Enneking, Michael and
Jeron VanDrehle. Cross bearer was Pamela Jenc. Scripture bearer was Kristi
VanDrehle. Pallbearer was Kari VanDrehle. Honorary bearers were the Christian
Petitions were read by David Enneking and Gift bearers were Cindy and
LAVERNE M. ROERING
Services for LaVerne M. Roering, 64, who died Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the
St. Thomas Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico, were Monday, Oct. 30 at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church, Grey Eagle with Rev. Robert Rolfes and Rev. Bernard Gruenes
Burial was at St. Bernard's Cemetery, Ward Springs.
LaVerne Roering was born on Jan. 29, 1936 in Melrose to Henry and Wilemina
(Schulte) Rolfes. She married Donald C. Roering on Aug. 18, 1956 at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Freeport.
They farmed near Freeport from 1956 to 1964. They moved to Sauk Centre
where they farmed in Birchdale Township, Todd County. She was a member
of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grey Eagle and the Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Roering of Sauk Centre; five
children, Gary Roering of Sauk Centre, Mike Roering and his fiancé,
Melanie of Sauk Centre, Cathy Dunmire of Alexandria, Diane Muellner and
her husband, Dale of Sauk Centre, and Jerry Roering and his wife, Sheila
of Sauk Centre; brothers and sisters, Amandus Rolfes and his wife, Elizabeth
of Freeport, Alice Silbernick of Richmond, Harvey Rolfes and his wife,
Sally of Minneapolis, Anthony Rolfes and his wife, Rosie of Brainerd and
Alcuin Rolfes of Annandale; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Randy on Sept. 9, 1986;
sisters and brothers, Delores Schwartz, Marcella Westbrock, Gerald Rolfes,
Marie Rolfes and Allen Rolfes.
Casket bearers were Shaun Roering, Adam Roering, Nicole Muellner, Aaron
Dundmire, Darrel Roering, T.J. Schmiesing.
Cross bearer was Amber Roering and scripture bearers were Chris Dunmire
and Cori Muellner. Honorary bearer was Aloise Schmiesing.
Services for Jeffery "Pedro" Hiltner, age 25, of Melrose, who died
Saturday, 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,
with burial following in the parish cemetery.
Jeffery Raymond Hiltner was born April 14, 1975 in Melrose, to Alphonse
G. and Donna Mae W. (Olmscheid) Hiltner. He graduated from Melrose High
School and attended Rasmussen Business College for two years. He was employed
by his brothers construction company, WJH Construction in Anoka for two
years. He was currently employed by DKD Construction in Melrose. He was
currently serving in the Army National Guard, Sauk Centre. He enjoyed hunting
and loved sports.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Leo's Court Catholic
Order of Foresters, New Munich Baseball Team and New Munich J.C.'s.
He is survived by his father, Alphonse Hiltner of Melrose; brothers
and sisters, William Hiltner and his wife, Tammy of Anoka, Ann Uphoff and
her husband, Victor of Melrose, Amy Oleson and her husband, Bruce of Little
Falls, Angela Hiltner of Melrose, and Jason Hiltner of Melrose. He was
preceded in death by his mother, Donna Mae Hiltner on March 12, 1996.
Serving as casket bearers were Kenny Hinnenkamp, Broc Haskamp, Jason
Voight, D.J. Rajdl, Shawn Duevel, and Dave Moscho.
Cross bearer was Jason Hiltner, Scripture bearer was Angela Hiltner,
and serving as honorary bearers were the New Munich baseball team and the
New Munich J.C.'s.
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 of the 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
Hilda (Nathe) Illies. He grew up and attended school in Elrosa, graduated
from Belgrade High School and became employed at J.C. Penny's in Glenwood.
He received x-ray training at the St. Cloud Hospital and was employed at
the Willmar Regional Treatment Center for over 35 years. On October 13,
1958, in Greenwald, he married Colette Lensing. Jim later received E.E.G.
training in Minncapolis and traveled throughout central Minnesota working
at various medical centers. He was active in his church, was former a member
of the Knights of Columbus and a former parish board member. He was also
a member of the Minnesota Radiologists Association. Jim and Colette spent
the last three winters in Mission, Texas, where they attended the Our Lady
of Guadelupe Catholic Church. He enjoyed his yardwork, sweepstakes, his
pet bird (Birdie) and being a caretaker for several of his neighbors properties.
He is survived by his wife, Colette of Spicer; five children, Jeff
(and Beth) Illies of Spicer, Gary (and. Renae) Illies of Seymour, Wis.,.Michelle
(and 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 brother, Fr. Wilfred Illies of St. Cloud; two sisters, Margie (and
Al) Beste of Freeport and Lois (and Phil) Williams of Bloomington; two
step-brothers, Roman (and Millie) Rieland and Orville (and Bernie) Rieland;
and two stepsisters, Margie (and Bob) 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
Saturday, 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
Cemetery in Melrose.
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
After his discharge, he married Betty Hoffmann on Feb. 10, 1947 at
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple farmed east of Long Prairie
until 1975. They lived in Round Prairie for 13 years. In 1988, they moved
to Grey Eagle and retired. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church
in Grey Eagle, and the American Legion Post #12 in Long Prairie.
He is survived by 10 children, David Hieserich and his wife Ardie of
Cottage Grove, Duane Hieserich of Maple Grove, Ronald Hieserich of Alexandria,
Luverne 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 wife Karen of Cambridge, Debbie
Hieserich of Grey Eagle, Patty Arbogast and her husband Chuck of Cottage
Grove, Terry Hieserich of Maple Grove; sisters, Viola Halley of Minneapolis,
Leona Ebeling of Bemidji, Marie Narkie of Minneapolis, Verena Novak of
New Hope, Madeline Green of Eveleth; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Betty Hieserich on Feb.
9, 1999; infant son; brothers Arnold Hieserich and Richard Hieserich.
Serving as casket bearers were Keith, Michael, Craig, Jeff, Chris,
and Tim Hieserich Jr. Serving as cross bearer was Cili Hieserich, and scripture
bearer was Tim Hieserich Sr. Honorary bearers were Joshua, Jacob, Joel,
and Eric Hieserich.
Services for Luella E. Humbert, age 68 of New Munich, who died on Thursday,
Oct. 5 at her home, were Monday, Oct. 9 at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in New Munich.
Rev. Roger Klassen, OSB officiated with interment following in the
parish cemetery. Lue Humbert was born on March 8, 1932 in St. Martin Township,
Stearns County to Herman and Anna (Moser) Mayers. She was united in marriage
to Norbert A. Humbert on Sept. 18, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in New Munich. The couple farmed four miles southwest of New Munich
and Lue owned and operated All Occasions Gifts in Melrose for several years.
She has been employed at Midwest Screenprint, then Midwest Sportswear in
Melrose for the past several years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in New Munich, St. Anne's Christian Mothers, St. Appolonia
Mission Group and Immaculate Conception Catholic Aid. She enjoyed ceramics,
gardening, fishing and card playing.
She is survived by her husband, Norbert Humbert of New Munich; six
children, Audrey Roering and her husband, LeRoy of Sauk Centre, Dieter
Humbert and his wife, Laurie of Ranier, Jerry Humbert and his wife, Cyndi
of Paynesville, Sheila Sheets and her husband, Shawn of New Munich, Karen
Beier and her husband, Tom of St. Martin, Lori Tjaden and her husband,
Jeff of Sunburg; 15 grandchildren; one great grandchild; four brothers,
Erwin Mayers and his wife, Monica and Donald Mayers and his wife, Jeanette
of Melrose, Raymon Mayers and his wife, AldaMae of 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,
Scott and Shannon Roering, and Jeff Tjaden, with Shelley Roering serving
as cross bearer. Honorary bearers will be Mary Ann Zierden, Marilyn Schaefer,
Lois Rieland, Ethel Middendorf, Lucy Meyer, Lucille Bertram, Doris Stalboerger,
Mary Hopfer, Delores Frieler and Monica Rieland.
Services for Ray Jonas, 59 of Albany, who died Sept. 29 of cancer,
were Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Albany.
Mr. Jonas was born August 21, 1941 in Farming Township to Raymond and
Katherine (Kunstleben) Jonas Sr. He married Kathleen Koopmeiners on May
22, 1971 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich.
The couple farmed south of Albany until January 1999. Ray was a rural
mail carrier out of Avon since June 1993 He was a member of Seven Dolors
Parish, an usher, vice president of the Rural Mail Union and a member of
the St. Joseph Society.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy, son Randy and his wife Cari and
grandchildren Cody, Kaitlyn and Karlee of Clarissa, daughter Barb Jonas
and granchdaughter Hailea of Avon, brother Bud Jonas of St. Martin, and
sisters Mary Wehseler and her husband Robert of Cold Spring, Evie Hoeschen
and her husband Jim of Buffalo, Carie Kulzer and her husband Don of Richmond
and Chris Hoeschen and her husband 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
Hoeschen, 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 servers were Sarah Kalthoff, Emily Kunstleben and Paul
Sylvester "Tubby" Schurman passed away Sept. 20 at his daughter's home
in Chandler, Arizona.
Funeral services were held Sept. 25 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; daughter Ruth, sons Robert, Ronald,
Richard and Randy; brother, Melvin of St. Cloud, sisters, Helen Harth of
Watkins, Loretta Benson of Hatton, N.D. and Jeanette Kleinschmidt of Sauk
Centre. He was preceded in death by daughter Rebecca and sister, Viola.
Services for Aloys E. Dierkhising, 78 of New Brighton, who passed away
Oct. 4, were held Friday, Oct 6 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
He was preceded in death by two daughters, his parents, four sisters
and one brother.
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),
Jodi (Larry) Landers, Jefrey Dierkhising, Nicholas and Kelly Nagan; great-grandchildren
Kayla Lennox and Totiana Landers; other relatives and friends.
Services for Al J. Westendorf, age 83, of Melrose, who died Thursday,
Sept. 14 at Melrose Area Hospital were Tuesday, Sept. 19, at St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Melrose.
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
State Bank. For the next 30 years he worked as Melrose City Clerk/Treasurer
retiring 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 #1633 and the Melrose Lion's Club.
Mr. Westendorf is survived by his sister, Julia Westendorf of Melrose;
brother, Erwin Westendorf and his wife Arlene, of Rochester, Minnesota;
niece, Karen Westendorf of Rochester.
Serving as casket bearers were Paul Hinnenkamp, Dave Primus, Walter
Hinnenkamp, Herman Hinnenkamp, Herman Westendorf, Craig Schiffler.
Cross bearer was Bob Ritter. Scripture bearer was Vern Enneking. Serving
as honorary bearers were Rose Ann Inderrieden, Jane Brown, Karen Thostenson,
Patricia Kraemer, Diane Gruber, Rose Athmann, Bernie Sieben, Martha Meyer,
Henry 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
Church in Farming.
Burial followed in the church cemetery. The Rev. Peter Holm officiated.
Duane Melton was born March 31, 1919 in Valentine, Neb. to Forrest
A. and Margaret (Kinkaid) Melton. He lived and worked in Valentine until
1940 moving to Rawlins, Wyo., where he worked as a fireman on the Union
Pacific Railroad. He was united in marriage to Helen M. Lenser on Aug.
27, 1942 at Valentine, Neb. They returned to Wyoming to work until 1946.
They moved to Kepa Poha, S.D. where they farmed. In 1957 they bought a
restaurant at Valentine, Neb. They moved to Melrose in 1960 where they
worked and farmed. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Duane is survived by his wife, Helen Melton of Albany; son, Larry Melton
and his wife, Roxanna of Avon; daughter, Karen Rohde of Maple Grove; and
four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers,
Eugene and Harrison Melton.
Serving as casket bearers were Forrest Melton, Jay Rohde, Eddie Zylstra,
Kenny Zylstra, Troy Taylor, Dean Miller and Doug Larson.
Services for Harold E. Lind, age 63 of Grey Eagle, who died Wednesday,
Sept. 13 at St. Cloud Hospital, were Saturday, Sept. 16 at St. Joseph's
Catholic Church 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
and Melvina (Skurdanis) Lind. He worked as a mechanic for several years
until serving in the US Air Force, where he worked as a flight mechanic.
After leaving the Air Force, he worked as a mechanic and welder. He married
Josephine Krause on October 22, 1960 in Chicago, Ill.. He moved to Grey
Eagle in 1971, and worked a variety of mechanic jobs. In 1975 he opened
Lind's Garage on Big Birch Lake, near Grey Eagle, until 1998. From 1998
to the present, he has worked part time at DHIA in Sauk Centre. Harold
is survived by his son, Gary Lind and his wife Marychris, of St. Paul;
brother James Lind and his wife Maryellen, of Topeka, Kansas; and ex-wife,
Josephine Lind of Orland Park, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his
Serving as casket bearers were Mark Heidgerken, Andy and Aron Berg,
Bill Savage, Jim Salwasser and Ron Kuhne. Cross bearer was Juliann Lind.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Joseph's Catholic
Church in Grey Eagle.
Services for Conrad "Rocky" H. Roerick, age 82 of Melrose, who died
Saturday, 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,
to Herman and Agnes (Tobroxen) Roerick. He married Anna Thell on Oct. 8,
1946 at St. Anthony. He was employed by REA for one year and then farmed
on the family farm in Krain Township, Stearns County for many years. He
has resided at Pine Villa Care Center for two years. He was a member of
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic 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
and Sue of Champlin, and JoAnn Gomer and Norb of Chaska.; brothers and
sisters, Edmund Roerick and Delores of Burtrum, Gilbert Roerick and Juanita
of Freeport, Louise Thell of Upsala, and Alvina Beuning and Anthony of
Avon; 4 grandchildren, Angela LaFrance, Jeff Roerick, Rebecca Gomer, and
Matt Gomer; 2 great grandchildren, Steve LaFrance and Colin LaFrance. He
was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Hubert Roerick and Henry
Roerick; grandson, Jason Roerick.
Serving as casket bearers were Matt Gomer, Rebecca Gomer, Angela LaFrance,
Jeff Roerick, Janet Elfering, Sylvester Roerick, Herman Roerick, and Richard
Roerick. 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 Church in Melrose.
Rev. Vincent Lieser officiated, with burial following in the parish
Rosemary Gertrude Janke was born April 21, 1936 in St. Cloud to Mathew
and Mary (Wehsler) Zierden. She worked for several years at the Albany
Nursing Home. She married Anthony Janke on February 20, 1970 at St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Melrose. The couple lived on Big Birch Lake, near Grey
Eagle, until moving into Melrose in 1983. She was a member of St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Melrose.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony Janke of Melrose; children,
Brenda VanBeck and her husband, Chad of Melrose, Anthony Janke Jr. and
his wife, Sandy of Minnetonka, Steven Janke of Coon Rapids, Ronald Janke
and his wife, Diane of Lakeville; Mary Lou Gerads and her husband, Dale
of Grey Eagle; sisters, Theresa Rademacher and her husband, Virgil of Melrose,
Delores Dierkhising and her husband, Herb of New Munich, Margaret Borgerding
and her husband, Al of Freeport, Sr. Geraldine Zierden of Saint Joseph;
and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister, Hubert
Zierden, Jerome Zierden, Art Zierden, Edmund Zierden, Mathew Zierden, Lucille
Fischbach, and Larry Zierden; grand child, Emilia Loriann Janke.
Serving as casket bearers were Chuck Kraker, Mark Zierden, Ryan Zierden,
Brian Borgerding, Dennis Fischbach, Alvin Dierkhising. Cross bearer was
Cindy BertramPATRICK D. MCLANAHAN
Services for Patrick D. McLanahan, age 36, of Melrose, who died Saturday,
Aug. 26 at Melrose Area Hospital, were Wednesday, Aug. 30 at St. Mary's
Cemetery in Melrose. Patrick Dale McLanahan was born Nov. 30, 1963, in
Minneapolis, to Julian "Mick" and Alverna (Walz) McLanahan. He graduated
in 1980 from Hermiston High School, in Hermiston, Ore. He worked as a lab
technician at Lamb-Weston in Ore., until joining the Missouri Valley Line
Constructors Apprenticeship and training program through the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 160 in Minneapolis. He worked
as a journeyman lineman for Northern States Power doing power line construction.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose, Catholic Aid,
and the International Brotherhood of Electrical 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, Rose
of Sault Ste Marie, Ont.,Canada; half sister, Bonnie Gugin and her husband,
Dave of Mount Pleasant, Michigan; special friend, Pam Hayes of Plymouth;
uncle, Mike McLanahan and his wife, Shirley of Mount Blanc, Michigan; aunts,
Murial Jerdan and her husband, Ed of Norristown, Pennsylvania, Ann Olmscheid
and her husband, 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, Robert
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.