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Obituaries 2016

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Feburary 2016

Elmer J. Eisenschenk

Elmer J. Eisenschenk, age 84
Cold Spring
August 4, 1931 – February 4, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial will be 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Elmer J. Eisenschenk, age 84, who died Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson’s.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 8, 2016 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.   

Elmer was born in Collegeville Township to Peter and Frances (Weyland) Eisenschenk.  He married Donna Feneis on June 6, 1951 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Luxemburg.  Elmer was a lifelong farmer and an 18 year employee of Cold Spring Granite.  He enjoyed ball games, traveling, and going to casinos.  He was a member of St. Joseph Society, Catholic Order of Foresters and St. Boniface Parish.  He most of all enjoyed his time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; children, Mari (Cecil) Louis, Michael (Sue), Tom (Marilyn), Mark (Jan Hommerding), John (Mary), Doris, Paul (Joan), Kevin (Christine), and Julie; sisters, Carol (Mike) McGuire, and Dolores (Steve) Menge; nephew, Russell Buyse; in-laws, Joe Feneis, and Virginia Feneis; 25 grandchildren; and 11 great-granchildren with 2 on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and stepmother, Ann.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, Minnesota.

Bernelda Kuhl

Bernelda Kuhl, age 92
Cold Spring
February 11, 1923 – February 2, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 8, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Bernelda Kuhl, age 92, who died Tuesday at her home.  Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Visitation will begin 2 hours before mass in the Church Narthex.  Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Bernelda was born in St. Martin, MN to Peter and Tecla (Gertken) Noll.  She married Odo L. Kuhl on June 29, 1948 in St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin.  Bernelda worked in housekeeping at Assumption Nursing Home for 20 years.  She enjoyed playing cards, running the roads, socializing, gardening, singing songs with her family and good entertainment.  Bernelda was a member of Oblates of St. Benedict, Christian Women, Legion of Mary, Prayer Line, Catholic United Financial and St. Boniface Parish.

Survivors include her children, Judi Mertens, Mari Kuhl, Linda (Don) Warner, Ronald (Shannon) Kuhl; sister, Dolores (Delbert) Petermeier; sisters-in-law, Van Noll, Jeanette Toenies, Julie Noll, Sr. Rita Kuhl OSF; brother-in-law, Matthew (Sharon) Kuhl; grandchildren, Tracy, Terry, Brian and Susan; great-grandchildren, AJ, Hannah, Matthew, Emmet and Mackenzie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odo; son, Mike; granddaughter, Angela; son-in-law, John Mertens; siblings, Florian, Alcuin, Ralph, Sr. Dorothy OSB, and Donny.

Memorials are preferred.

Betty J. Danzeisen

Betty J. Danzeisen, age 87
Cold Spring
August 22, 1928 – February 2, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Betty J. Danzeisen, age 87, who died Tuesday at Assumption Home in Cold Spring.  Entombment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Mausoleum.

Relatives and friends may call after 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016 in the St. Boniface Church Narthex.  Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Betty was born to Alfred and Gertrude (Grunloh) Meyer.  Being the oldest of 10, started her journey thru life being a wonderful, caring, nurturing person that we all loved.  She married Earl R. Danzeisen on October 17, 1949 in St. Boniface Catholic Church.  Betty’s life revolved around her family.  She was the heart of our family, cherishing each of us.  Her nurturing spirit never dimmed even as her memory slipped away.  Betty was a member of St. Boniface Parish and Christian Women.

Survivors include her husband, Earl; children, Lloyd (Marnie Fischer), Karen (Dave) Dingmann, Mark (Limei), Lori (Jon) Habben, Eric (Melissa); siblings, Norm (Rose), Ed (Mary Lou), Donald, Louis (Paula), Ione Thelen, Carol Ley, Susie (Gene) Kramer; sister-in-law, Roberta Meyer; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Nancy Proell; brothers, Jerome and Richard; brothers-in-law, Ron Thelen and Richard Ley.

January 2016

William V. Rausch

William V. Rausch, age 82
Cold Spring
July 19, 1933 – January 28, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 5, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for William V. Rausch, age 82, who died Thursday at Assumption Home in Cold Spring.  Interment will be in the MN State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will be 2 hours prior to mass in the St. Boniface Church Narthex.  Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, MN.

Bill was born in Cold Spring, MN to William B. and Ermalinda T. (Meinz) Rausch.  As a young man growing up in Cold Spring, he acquired a nickname and throughout his life, he was commonly referred by friends and family as “Pont”.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 – 1955.  Bill attended St. Cloud State University, St. Johns University and the University of North Dakota, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Physics.  Most of his life, he worked as an Engineer or Systems Analyst.  Throughout the years, he enjoyed golfing, hunting with his childhood buddies, gardening, photography, and gatherings with friends and family.  Bill was an active member and for many years the Adjutant for the American Legion, Post 455.  He had a special appreciation for birds and wildlife and always displayed heartfelt compassion and contributed financial support for those in the world who were less fortunate.

Survivors include his loving companion of 15 years, Betty Larson of Cold Spring; children, Mary J. Rausch of Bloomington, MN and Julie M. Severson of San Diego, CA; 2 grandchildren, William and Halle Severson of San Diego, CA; siblings, Alvin, Joan (Hentges), Donald, Bernice (Neuer), Lewis, Phyllis (Eccles), Roger and David; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Fran.

Angeline Mae (Jost) Jahns

Angeline Mae (Jost) Jahns, age 92
Waite Park
April 10, 1923 – January 27, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN for Angeline Mae Jahns, age 92, who died Wednesday at the Sterling Park Nursing Home.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in St. Cloud, MN.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to mass at the church.

Angie was born in St. Cloud to Peter and Anna (Watry) Jost.  She married Carl Jahns on April 10, 1943 in Orlando, FL.

She is survived by sisters, Hilda Kortman, Palo Alto, CA., and Dee Simons, Soiux Falls, SD; brother, Norbert Jost Sr., St. Cloud, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl (1988); brothers, Leo Jost, Raymond Jost, and Luverne Jost.   

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, MN.

Marcella “Sally” Maile

Marcella “Sally” Maile, age 96
Cold Spring
December 10. 1919 – January 24, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Marcella “Sally” Maile, age 96, who died Sunday at the Assumption Nursing Home.  Burial will be in the Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud.  Visitation will begin 2 hours prior to the mass in the Church Narthex.

Sally was born in Luxemburg to John and Anna (Dockendorf) Theisen.  She was united in marriage to Arnold Maile on January 31, 1942 in Cold Spring, MN.  They farmed in Holdingford for 11 years and moved to St. Cloud.  While raising her children Sally was employed by Fingerhut retiring in 1982.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #455 in Cold Spring and St. Boniface Christian Women.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann (Dick) Fruth, and Donna (Marlin) Langner; son, Dennis (Susan) Maile; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and brother, Alvin (Carol).

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arnold; son, Duane; daughter, Jan; siblings, Mark, Leander, Loretta, Sylvester, and Irene.

The family would like to thank Assumption Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice for the kindness and care shown to our mother, Sally.

Arrangemets were entrusted with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, MN.

John Francis Hoffmann JrJohn Francis Hoffmann Jr., age 87
Rockville
April 20, 1928 – January 14, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for John Francis Hoffmann Jr., age 87, who died Wednesday at his home.  Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Rockville.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Rockville.  Visitation will continue Thursday morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Church.

John was born on the family farm in St. Joseph Township to John Sr. and Clara (Roden) Hoffmann.  He married Martha Lintgen on June 10, 1950 in Mayhew Lake, MN.  He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. Above all things family and faith were very important to John.  He enjoyed farming, playing cards, reading, bowling, hunting and fishing.  John was the accordion player for the Bobby Roberts Band for over 50 years and continued to play at local nursing homes.  He and Jack Schuh played together and became known as the “Music Men.”  John was a member of Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus, former parish council member and a member of the church choir.

Survivors include his children, Dennis (Sue) of Cold Spring, Sue (Mark) Schneider of St. Cloud, Gary of St. Cloud, Karen (Rob) Mapes of Waite Park and Mark of St. Cloud; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Agnes Hoffmann, Helen Hoffmann, Marian Janssen, and Donna Poganski.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha (2011); 3 infant grandchildren, Amelia Rose, Angela Marie, Matthew Michael Hoffmann; infant brother, Patrick; infant sister, Rose; brothers, David and George. 

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, MN.

Richard H. Dingmann Richard H. Dingmann

Richard H. Dingmann, age 88
Rockville
May 24, 1927 – January 12, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for Richard H. Dingmann, age 88, who died Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Rockville.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.  Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m.  The Rockville Fire Department and Knights of Columbus will pray at 8:00 p.m.  

Richard was born in Farming, MN to Norbert & Josephine (Holthaus) Dingmann. He married Marie Massmann on October 7, 1953 in Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Rockville MN.  Richard served in Korea from 1950 – 1952 where he was awarded the Purple Heart.  He worked at Nash Finch Company for 37 years, after retiring he drove for the Richmond Bus Service for 9 years.  Richard loved old time dancing, singing, fishing, hunting, men’s coffee clutches, his garden tractor and his pickup truck.  Above all he loved his family.  Richard served as an usher and as a member of the choir in the Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church.  He was a former member of the Rockville City Council and served as Mayor.  Richard was a member of the Cold Spring American Legions, Korean Last Man’s Club, Knights of Columbus and was a past Grand Knight, Rockville Fire Department for 22 years, and was a charter member of the Rockville Lions Club in which he received the Melvin Jones Award.

Survivors include his wife, Marie; children, Vera (Dennis) Ebensteiner of Rockville, Sharon (Bob) Froehling of Rockville, Brenda (Alan) Fuchs of St. Cloud, Randy (Brenda) of Rockville, Bonnie (Greg) Hopke of St. Augusta; grandchildren, Sarah (Jerad) Marsh, Rachael (Ben) VonBank, Tony, Rich (Lauren), Brianna Ebensteiner, Heather & Matthew Froehling, Mary & Jessie Dingmann, Grant & Lauren Hopke; great-grandchildren, Bo, Meg, & Mac Marsh, Jack & Reggie VonBank, Riley Ebensteiner; sister, Marie (Jerry) Erkens; sisters-in-law, Dorothy & Tina Dingmann.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Ronald; brothers, Arnold, James (Louise), Cletus (Jeanette) & Sylvester Dingmann; & infant sister, Bernadine. 

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Edward “Ed” Fink

Edward “Ed” Fink, age 85
Cold Spring
March 30, 1930 – January 9, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Edward “Ed” Fink, age 85, who died Saturday at his home.  Inurnment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Mausoleum.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m. in St. Boniface Church Narthex.  Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Ed was born in Cold Spring, MN to Michael & Albina (Muggli) Fink.  He married Celina Mueller on July 19, 1955 in St. James Catholic Church in Jacobs Prairie.  Ed served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He worked for Cold Spring Granite Company for 43 years.  After retirement Ed enjoyed working with his son, Ron in his cabinet shop.  Ed had a special love for dogs and was never without one.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Celina; son Ron (Diane) Fink; brother, Richard (Viola) Fink; grandchildren, Ryan and Kaitlyn Fink.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie Spoden, Margaret Cooper, Delrose Ewan, and Isabel Kelly.

Nancy Rose LaPlant

Nancy Rose LaPlant
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
April 20, 1941 - Friday, January 8, 2016

Nancy Rose LaPlant, born April 20, 1941 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the daughter of Virgil Leo and Marie Elizabeth (Bruner) Hesse; passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.

Nancy was a graduate of St. Boniface High School in Cold Spring, Minnesota. In high school, Nancy was crowned posture queen, and she won a blue ribbon for a dress she had made. Nancy was confirmed in her faith at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, Minnesota.

On August 11, 1969 Nancy Rose Hesse and Mark Steven LaPlant were joined in holy marriage by the Reverend Bernard E. Yetzer. The two were blessed with four children.

Nancy enjoyed art, applying makeup, and fixing hair.

Preceded in death by her father, Virgil Hesse; infant sibling, Francis Hesse; brother-in-law, Stanley LaPlant; and sisters-in-law, Marlys (Donald) Barbeau and Lois (Delano) Price.

Survived by her mother, Marie Hesse; husband, Mark LaPlant; children, Colleen (Terry) Milford, Mark Vogelsang, Virgil LaPlant, Raymond (Becky) Bauernfeind; siblings, Marion (Ronald) Rose, JoAnn (Tom) Vouk, Cathy (Tom) Plantenberg, Virgil (Deb) Hesse; siblings-in-law, Joan Raisanen, Yvonne Degrar, Kay Bastin, Basil LaPlant; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A special thank you to the Paradigm Residential Services in Monticello, especially Brooke “Iris”; St. Anthony Health Center; and Health Partners Hospice for all the love and care you offered Nancy throughout her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the National Mental Health Alliance.

Funeral service for Nancy LaPlant will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with visitation one hour prior at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota. Interment will be at the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Buffalo, Minnesota. www.thepetersonchapel.com

Theresa A. Spaeth

Theresa A. Spaeth, age 78
Aitkin formerly of the Wilkins Lake area
September 23, 1937 - January 1, 2016

Theresa A. Spaeth passed away peacefully Friday, January 1, 2016 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.

Theresa was born September 23, 1937 at Eden Valley, Minnesota the daughter of Andrew and Emma (Johnson) Schoenecker. On June 21, 1958 she married Norbert Spaeth at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley. The couple moved to the Blaine/Ham Lake area where they raised their family. They retired to Wilkins Lake in the Aitkin area in 1994 where they enjoyed the outdoor life with family and friends. Theresa enjoyed being a homemaker and the great outdoors, camping, fishing, hosting family and friends and an occasional visit to the casino. In 2014 they sold their lake home and moved into Aitkin.

Theresa is survived by her husband: Norbert of Aicota Care Center in Aitkin; children: Dean of East Bethel, Mn.; Brenda (Jason) Lindquist of Andover, Mn. with grandson Cody; and Sandy Spaeth of Duluth. Also surviving is brother: Robert (Frances) Schoenecker of Eden Valley, Mn.; sisters: Betty (Erv) Frei of Burnsville, MN.; Lois (LeRoy) Polzin of Brownton, Arlene (Dick) LaHoud) of Burnsville. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Jerome and David and sisters: Kathleen Becker, Rose Ann Lauer and Jeanie Meyer.

A memorial mass will be held Friday, January 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM from St. James Catholic Church (299 Red Oak Drive) in Aitkin with Fr. George Zeck officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the time of service at the church. Burial will be in the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley, Minnesota. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.