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Obituaries 2015

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January 2015

Richard “Rich” Jay Powers

Richard “Rich” Jay Powers, age, 65
Cold Spring
June 24, 1949 – January 24, 2015

Richard (Rich) Jay Powers died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014 peacefully surrounded by family after successfully living with cancer for more than 15 years.  Rich was born June 24, 1949 to Jay Powers and Jeanette Ingraham in Milwaukee, Wis.  He graduated from Marquette University in 1971 with a degree in business administration and had a long career as a purchasing agent, working for more than 30 years with treasured colleagues at Nahan Printing in St. Cloud, Minn.

He married Betty Kollmann on Dec. 29, 1973 and built a family founded on laughter and love. Rich enjoyed spending sunny days golfing with his friends and listening to Motown classics.  His legacy of laughter will live on through the memories and milestones shared with family and friends.

Rich is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother Bob (Kit) Powers and Mary Powers (Jack Slattery). He will also be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty, daughter Deanna (Ian) Petersen and their children Grace and Sibu; daughter Kate (Josh) Koehn; and son Michael (Michelle) Powers and son Kaleb.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring. A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. with visitation 2 hours prior to the mass. Memorials are preferred to the ALS Association Minnesota Chapter or St. Boniface Catholic School.

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

Edwin F. Goebel Sr

Edwin F. Goebel Sr., age 81
Richmond
August 7, 1933 – January 17, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Edwin F. Goebel Sr., age 81, who died Saturday in Mesa, AZ.  Private burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Garden.

A visitation will be from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond.  A second visitation will be held at Bradshaw Funeral Home (Rice Street) in St. Paul, MN from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

Edwin married Mary Lou Lynch on July 8, 1988 in Richmond, MN.  He retired from TCM Construction as a Project Manager in 1991.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Lou; children, Janice Rose, Geraldine (Bart) Westeen, Carolyn (Rickey) Nickens, Charlie (Marie) Goebel, Catherine (Tom) Kieger; daughter-in-law, Diane Goebel; step-children, Terri (Mike) Valento, Dean (Sherri) Raba; siblings, Marcella (Tom) Haeny, James (Roberta) Goebel, Lavern Schaefer, Paul Goebel; 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 1-great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edith Goebel; son, Edwin F. Goebel Jr.; siblings, Fred, Eileen, Barb, Joyce; grandchild, Jeremy and great-grandchild, Rosalee Mae.   

Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, MN.

John J. Hoffke Jr

John J. Hoffke Jr., age 82
Cold Spring
April 6, 1932 – January 20, 2015

Gathering of friends and relatives will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.  There will be a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

John was born in Clyde, ND to John J. Sr. and Dorothy (Cameron) Hoffke.  He married Lois Fraase in 1957 in Laporte MN.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1949-1952 during the Korean War.  John worked as a long-haul truck driver for over 40 years.  He thoroughly enjoyed working for Halvorson Farm’s during his final years of driving.  In retirement he enjoyed having his grandsons over for breakfast and dinners.
 
Survivors include his children, Mark (Brenda) Hoffke, Ann (Phil) Anderson; grandchildren, Aaron Hoffke, Mathew Kramer, and Karin Jacobs; great-granddaughter, Avalon Jacobs; brother, Vern Hoffke.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Chris Hoffke, and great-granddaughter, Jayde Jacobs.

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

Blair Bauer

Blair Bauer, age 65
Richmond
July 6, 1949 – January 19, 2015

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN for Blair Bauer, age 65, who died Monday at his home.

Blair Brice Bauer was born July 6th, 1949 in Fargo, ND, the son of Ted and Norma (Lasher) Bauer.  Blair graduated from high school in Mott, ND.  After high school Blair attended North Dakota State University and graduated with a degree in Speech Pathology.  Blair accepted a position in Dickinson, ND with the Dickinson Public School System. 

On July 15, 1972 Blair was united in marriage to Janet Wehking in Hector, MN.  Shortly after, Blair earned his Master’s Degree in Audiology from Minot State University.  Blair earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer College in Davenport, IA.   Blair and Jan then returned to Dickinson, ND, where he continued to practice until his retirement in 2011.  During that time he was involved with the Elks Lodge and served as Exalted Ruler and was a member of the Dickinson Rotary Club.

Blair was involved with the North Dakota Chiropractic Association, serving on the board until being elected as president from 1993-1995.  In 1996 Blair received the NDCA Chiropractor of the Year and in 2007 received the NDCA Honorary Lifetime Membership.   Blair was also an American Chiropractic Association Representative from 1995-2003 and was a member of the Board of Governors.  He earned his Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics and worked as a consultant for the North Dakota Workers’ Compensation Bureau. 

In 2012 Blair and Janet moved to Richmond, MN where they found their dream retirement home on the Horseshoe Chain of Lakes.  Blair was an avid hunter and birdwatcher and was a sports fanatic.  He enjoyed reading, exploring Minnesota, and spending time with family and friends.

Blair and Jan were blessed with two children; Brett (Brittany), and Whitney.  In 2013, Blair and Jan became grandparents to twins, Vivian and Brice Bauer.

Blair’s generous spirit, faithful friendship, and wonderful zest for life will be greatly missed by all.  He had a genuine warmth and concern for his patients and friends.  His children were the light of his life.

Blair is survived by the love of his life, Jan; son, Brett (Brittany) Bauer, Buffalo, MN; daughter, Whitney Bauer, Minneapolis, MN; two grandchildren, Brice and Vivian Bauer; brother, Lane (Julie) Bauer, Las Cruces, NM; sister-in-law Roxanne Bauer, Bismarck, ND; nieces and nephews; and stepfather, Ernest Mueller, New Leipzig, ND.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Norma; and brother, Mark.

Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN, (320) 685-7762.

Luverne C. Stang

Luverne C. Stang, age 84
Cold Spring
August 20, 1930 – January 8, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Luverne C. Stang, age 84, who died Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond.  Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Luverne was born in St. Cloud, MN to Andrew and Bertha (Braun) Libbesmeier.  She married Irvin A. Stang on Oct. 28, 1953 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud, MN.  Luverne and Irvin farmed near St. Nicholas for 40+ years.  She loved to sew, and read, and she enjoyed camping, fishing, playing cards, and being with her family.  She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish and Christian Women.

Survivors include her husband, Irvin; children, Sharon (Ken) Schmitz, Mike (Eileen), Debbie (Jerry) Rudolph, Lynn Stommes – Burg (Jim), Barb (Mel) Mueller, Kevin (Marci), Lisa Dingmann, and Deanna (John) Klein; brothers, Marlyn (Esther), and Roger (Tootie) Libbesmeier; sister, Marion Hommerding; 26 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Eileen Dockendorf; son-in-law, Vern Stommes; grandson, Brad Stang; and great-grandson, Dylan Schmitz.   

Arrangements with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, Minnesota.

Steven Allen Danzeisen

Steven Allen Danzeisen, age 59
Richmond
May 18, 1955 – January 7, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 2015 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Steven Allen Danziesen, age 59, who died Wednesday in a trucking accident in Eau Claire, WI.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. 

Steve was born in Willmar, MN to Boyd and Dorothy (Hicks) Danzeisen.  He married Judy Bahe and together they had two children Christian and Joshua.  They later divorced. Steve married Joanne Gertken – Miller on July 17, 1982 and had a blessed 32 years together.  Steve was a gentle giant always willing to extend a helping hand to anyone in need.  He worked for over 30 years at the Verso Paper Mill in Sartell, MN.  He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, softball, bowling, singing, and especially being with family.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne; children, Christian, Jessica, Jason, and Joshua; grandchildren, Damian, Braden, Mason, Tayler, Kailey, Layne, Mavrik, and Ethan; siblings, Gene (Carol) Rosie (Ken) Weiler, Gary (Sue), and Mike (Marsha).

He was preceded in death by his parents.   

Arrangements made with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, MN Irene Eva Theis

Irene Eva Theis, age 93
Richmond
October 30, 1921 – January 5, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Irene Eva Theis, age 93, who died Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond.  Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Irene was born in Solana, MN to Jason and Magdeline (Porter) Ellis.  Married Bernard Brummer in 1936. She later was remarried, to Joseph Theis in 1957 in St. Cloud, MN.  Irene loved people, children, animals, music, and dancing. She possessed natural artistic skills, and had an uncanny sense of creativity.  She drew on these throughout her life and applied them within her various career endeavors, as well as in her everyday life raising seven children. She always displayed to her children resilience and a remarkable sense of responsibility, even through times of great hardship or sadness in her life. She had an unwavering interest in applying herself to learn more and to work hard at whatever she attempted. She assisted her first husband in running their leather shop in Lastrup, Minnesota.  Later owned and operated St. Cloud Motel and Cabins on Division in St. Cloud. She also graduated from St. Cloud School of Beauty and owned a beauty shop in St. Cloud, and one later in Richmond.  She assisted her second husband, Joe Theis, in their construction business and farm. She sold World Book Encyclopedia for years door to door to families, always concerned they didn't have enough access to academic information in their homes. She later opened Irene's Floral Shop in Richmond and thoroughly enjoyed arranging flowers and corsages for hundreds of weddings. Later in life, she also became a licensed realtor for a short time, winning certificates and awards for her sales skills. She was a member of The Rocky Riders Saddle Club and later enjoyed riding wagons in many parades. Following the deaths of each of their spouses, she and companion, Lawrence Callen, enjoyed 17 years together in Richmond, helping each other as they enjoyed Irene's children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She lived a full and complete life, and will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Darlene (Frank) Drosky, Judith (Robert) Wenner, Linda Ruhland, Brenda (Wayne Bechthold) Theis, and Sandra (Greg) Theis-Walz; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; children, Joseph, and Carol Wieber.

Arrangements with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, Minneosta. 

Marcella “Sally” Rossman

Marcella “Sally” Rossman, age 91
Cold Spring
May 21, 1923 – January 5, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Marcella “Sally” Rossman, age 91, who died Monday at Country Manor in Sartell, MN.  Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 7th at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.  Parish Prayers will be at 8:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Thursday morning at the funeral home.

Sally was born in Cold Spring to John and Rose (Fleischhacker) Steil.  She married Gilbert Rossman on May 4, 1942 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring.  Sally was a homemaker, did reupholstery with her husband Gilbert, and crocheted numerous afghans and hand towels.  She loved playing cards, cooking and watching the Minnesota Twins.  Sally was a member of St. Boniface Parish, Cold Spring VFW Auxiliary, Christian Women and Catholic United Financial.
 
Survivors include her children, Gene (Ida), Jim (Rhonda), Ron (Nancy), Karen (Mike) Behnen, Jerry (June), Connie (Brian) Ginter; siblings, Mary Grimm, Vic Steil; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert (1978); siblings, Waldemar, Alphonse, Loretta Faber, Angela Kraemer, Hildegard Menzhuber, and grandson, Nicholas Rossman.

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

Jerome F. Salzl

Jerome F. Salzl, age 82
Albany
April 27, 1932 – January 1, 2015

A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond, MN for Jerome F. Salzl, age 82, who died Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Inurnment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. 

Jerry was born in St. Martin to Henry and Cecilia (Moonen) Salzl.  He married Ardyce Lein in 1959 in Grandsburg, WI.  Jerry served in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper during the Korean War.  He enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening, and being with his children and grandchildren.  He loved his wife Ardyce and missed her deeply.

Survivors include children, Jerry (Millie), Leslie (Don) Rogers, Michelle (Tom) Hardy, and Gretchen (Eric) Tolstoy; grandchildren, Ginny, Josh, Lindsay, Melissa, and Mallory; great-grandchildren, Laila, Leanna, Kody, William, Eli, Riley, and Hailey; brothers, Vern, and Dale; sisters, Donna Ramler, Sally Thelen, Marilyn Brinkman, Rita Meyer, Carole Mehr, Joyce Wimmer, Lois Holmes, and Sharon Salzl – Lindgren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ardyce; parents; brothers, Sylvester, Harold, Ralph, and Willie. 

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, MN.