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Obituaries 2015

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March 2015

Brian John Braem

Brian John Braem, age 52
Richmond
December 11, 1962 – March 23, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Brian Braem, age 52, who died Monday.  

A gathering of friends and relatives will be from 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the church Narthex.

Brian was born to Ivan and Cecelia (Zeller) Braem.  He graduated from Gilmanton High School in 1980 then attended Winona Vocational College for farm management.  After college he farmed in rural Winona, then was a diesel mechanic and foundry supervisor and most recently worked as a marine service technician.  He married Marilyn Tegmeier on October 1, 1983 and together they had two sons, Matthew and Christopher Braem.  Brian enjoyed fishing in both summer and winter, gardening / landscaping, woodworking, motorcycle riding, four wheeling, camping and bonfires, and working with machinery.  He was an avid animal lover, especially his family’s dogs.  He was a member of the Lewiston Sportsman’s Club, Paynesville Sportsman’s Club, Tri-County Rangers Trap Club, and proud member of AA.  Brian was also a member of St. Boniface Parish where he was an usher.
 
Survived by his parents, Ivan and Cecelia; wife, Marilyn; sons, Matthew (Tracy), and Christopher (Ashley); siblings, Lynn (Joe) Tshumper, Larry (Dianna) Braem, Warren (Brenda) Braem, Carleton (Cindy) Braem, Cheryl Braem, and Lori (Mark) Klatt.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arno and Louisa Braem, and Fred and Wilma Zeller.

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

David EngelmeierDavid Engelmeier, age 80
Cold Spring
September 3, 1934 – March 21, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for David Engelmeier, age 80, who died Saturday at St. Benedicts Senior Center. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m., Wednesday morning at the funeral home.

Dave was born in St. Anthony, MN to Joseph and Veronica (Stich) Engelmeier. He married Lorraine Neidhart on April 21, 1956 in St. Anthony Church in St. Cloud. Dave served in US Navy from June 1952 to August 1955 as Botswain Mate. He worked at St. Cloud VA Medical Center as an outpatient clinic supervisor for 35 years. Dave was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish, deer hunt, play softball, golf, and throw horseshoes. Dave also enjoyed bowling, where he was Association Manager for 46 years. He was past commander for American Legion post 455, and was a bus driver for the last 10 years for Richmond Bus Service. Dave was a member of St. Boniface Church. He was a lifetime member of the Cold Spring American Legion Post 455, and Cold Spring V.F.W. 6915. He was also a member of (NERA) Navy Enlisted Reserve Association, and Koran Last Man Club.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Lorraine; son, Allen (Deborah) Pelvit; granddaughters, Nicole (Michael) Wienen, and Allison (Jamie) Folie; sisters, Rosetta Troxell, Ella Hardy, and Madyln Raugland; 6 great-grandchildren, Breanna, Cody, Braylee, Drew, Brennan, and Danika; 2 nieces, and 2 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo; sister, Doris Hopkins; in-laws, Bob Troxell, Foy Hopkins, Gerald Hardy, and John Raugland.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, Minnesota.

LaVerne Marie Laubach, age 71
Belgrade
September 18, 1943 – March 19, 2015

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN for LaVerne Marie Laubach, age 71.

There will be a gathering of relatives and friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

LaVerne was a longtime employee of St. Cloud VA Medical Center. Foster Grandma for St. Cloud School District. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Donald; children, Alan (Melissa) Laubach, Lisa (Mike) Bijold, Donald Laubach, Jr. (Quitton Anderson); grandchildren, Kyle Ratke, Nicole Laubach, Madison Bijold, Amanda Bijold, Lindsey Laubach; sisters, Barbara, Shirley, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Anne Colombe; sister, Delores Houle; brothers, Clifford “Pinky” Colombe and Ernie Colombe. Caroline Zumwalde

Caroline Zumwalde, age 101
Richmond
October 26, 1913 – March 18, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Caroline Zumwalde, age 101, who died Wednesday at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring.  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 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Caroline was born in Rockville to Joseph and Anna (Strack) Bellmont.  She married Alfred Zumwalde on May 29, 1941.  Caroline enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, embroidery, crocheting, trying new recipes, playing casino slots, cards, and bingo.  She was a member of Christian Women and Catholic United Financial. 

Survivors include her children, John (Joanne), Ron (Alice), JoAnn, Jerry (Jan), Ken (friend Judi), and Jim (Donna); 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, infant son, Roger, and 7 siblings.

Special thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Assumption Campus in Cold Spring.  

Memorials are preferred. Arrangements with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond.

Laverne Piechocki

Laverne Piechocki, age 86
Richmond
March 21, 1928 – March 8, 2015

A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church in Cold Spring, MN for Laverne Piechocki, age 86, who died Sunday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Inurnment will be in the Garden of Peace Cemetery.

Visitation with family and friends will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. 

Laverne was born in St. Cloud, MN.  She married Daniel Piechocki on September 25, 1948 in Church of Peace, St. Cloud.  Laverne worked for Bendix Corporation in South Bend, IN and Walgreens Corporate Office in Richfield, MN.  She and her husband, Dan later owned and operated Browns Lake Resort in Richmond.  Laverne was a Charter Member of Peace Lutheran Church of Cold Spring.

Survivors include her 2 sons, Ken (Diane), and Dave (Hayley); 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild; siblings, Donna Bahe and Jack Hennessy.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan; parents; siblings, Donald, Patrick, Lorraine, Larry, Leslie, and David.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Peace Lutheran Church.  Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring.

Cyril Nordmann

Cyril Nordmann, age 90
St. Martin
October 8, 1924 – March 6, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin, MN for Cyril Nordmann, age 90, who died Friday at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the St Martin Parish Hall in St. Martin.   Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the St. Martin Parish Hall. 

Cyril was born in St. Martin, Minnesota to Bernard and Emma (Derichs) Nordmann.  He married Lorraine Hieserich on September 7, 1948 in St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa, MN.  Cyril and Lorraine farmed north of St. Martin for 40 plus years.  He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, playing the accordion, St. Martin Baseball and working with family and friends on the farm.  Cyril was a member St. Martin Parish, St. Martin Lions, Catholic United Financial and St. Joseph Society.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; children, Diane (Gerald) Lang, Michael (Catherine) Nordmann, Dennis Nordmann, Gary (Linda) Nordmann, Mary Kay (Jim) Kotschevar, Linda (Jim) Varner, Nancy (Glen) Schellinger; siblings, Mildred Kulzer, Jerome Nordmann, Joe Nordmann; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Nordmann; siblings, Marcellus Nordmann and Marie Dingmann.

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

Lorraine “Rainy” Bueckers

Lorraine “Rainy” Bueckers, age 79
Cold Spring
May 14, 1935 – March 5, 2015

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2015 at Kimball Church of Christ in Kimball, MN for Lorraine “Rainy” Bueckers, age 79, who died peacefully at her daughter’s home on Thursday.  Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery in Richmond.

Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m., Monday at the church.  Arrangements are with the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.

Lorraine was born in St. Martin to Frank and Clara (Heying) Mehr.  She married LeRoy Bueckers in November of 1953 in St. Martin Catholic Church.  Lorraine was a professional sewer for many businesses and eventually retired from Stearns Manufacturing.  She loved flowers, puzzling, calling BINGO, bird watching and visiting with friends at the Assumption Campus.  She was a member of Kimball Church of Christ.
 
Survivors include her daughters, Linda (Joe) Taylor, Shirley (Art) Bowles, Becky (Eric) Freeman, and Clara Bantz; siblings, Caroline (Linus) Heinen, Melvin (Cathy) Mehr, Sue (Denny) Wurm; sister-in-law, Louise Mehr; grandchildren, Amy, Jason, Lori, Jessica, Samantha, Nicole, AJ and Bert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy (1988); siblings, Bernelda Gertken and Cyril Mehr; great granddaughter, Ophelia Jahnke.

Feburary 2015

Joseph S. Sponheim

Joseph S. Sponheim, age 63
Rockville
December 20, 1951 – February 27, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for Joseph S. Sponheim, age 63, who died peacefully Friday at Quiet Oaks Hospice House.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday at  the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond.  Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the Church.

Joe was born in Pipestone, MN to Selmer and Kathleen (Shirley) Sponheim.  He married Sharon Olson on April 22, 1983 in Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville.  Joe was a Federal Meat Inspector for 38 years.  He loved to fish, hunt, and attend different thrashing shows and Pioneer Days.  Joe enjoyed rides in the country with Billy and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; daughter, Katie (Jeff) Boecker; and son, Andy; sister-in-law, Mary Sponheim; nephews, Chris and Paul Sponheim.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David (Jewyll) Sponheim, and Bruce Sponheim.

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

Clarence Aloise Schrame

Clarence Aloise Schramel, age 85
Cold Spring
August 17, 1929 – February 26, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Clarence Aloise Schramel, age 85, who died Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Entombment will be in the parish mausoleum.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.  Visitation will continue from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday morning in the Church Narthex.

Clarence was born in Cold Spring, MN to Michael and Francis (Ruprecht) Schramel.  He married Cecille Thul on June 6, 1955 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cold Spring.  Clarence farmed his whole life and worked 43 years in road construction and was a 50 year member of the 49ers Union.  He loved to hunt, fish, take trips to the casino, play cards, and his eyes lit up in the presence of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Clarence was a member of the Polka Lovers Club of America, Eagles Aerie 622 and St. Boniface Parish.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Cecille; children, Sharon Schramel (Charlie Migliore), Patty Schramel, Steve (Carla), Dale (Mary), Donna Schramel, Gary (Jan), Mike (Linda), Jamie (Scott) Kiess, Darcy (Tom) Schmitz, Terrie Schramel; sisters, Lucille Guck, Rita Anderson, and Hildegard Benda; brother, Eldred (Nora) Schramel; 23 grandchildren; 11 soon to be 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marie, Ludwina, and 2 infant sisters; brother, Richard; brother-in-laws, Edwin Guck, Harry Anderson, Jack Benda, Arnold Aune, and Edmund DeWenter; grandchild, Carley Schramel.

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

Daniel “Danny” Norbert Hinnenkamp

Daniel “Danny” Norbert Hinnenkamp, age 67
Cold Spring
August 21, 1947 – February 22, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Daniel “Danny” Hinnenkamp, age 67, who died peacefully at his home in Weslaco, TX on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

 A visitation will be Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Daniel “Danny” Hinnenkamp was born on August 21, 1947 in Melrose, Minnesota to Leo and Loretta (Stienemann) Hinnenkamp.  He grew up on the family farm north of Melrose.  Danny graduated in 1965 from Melrose High School.  After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and he was stationed in Germany for 3 years.  

On September 16, 1972 he married the love of his life, Janet Beste at St. Paul’s Church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.  They resided in Cold Spring and were married 37 years.  Danny drove semi for Parkway Auto Transport of Clearwater from August 2008 to 2014.  Daniel loved driving semi-truck, traveling all over the country, listening to country music, collecting Eagles, spending time with his family and friends, and attending Albany Pioneer Days every September.  He enjoyed going to Texas every winter and spending time with his family and friends in the Weslaco Mobile Home Park. 

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Joe (Darlyne), Leander (Betty), Caroline Haider, Helen Brake, Elizabeth (Ben) Escher, RoseLyn (Jerry) Worrel, John (Linda), and Leon (Patti Jo); sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Pat Henry, Mary Lou (Matt) Lieser, Carol (Matt) Stalboerger, Norm (Barb) Henry, Loren (Laurie) Beste, and Alan (Tina) Beste; and all his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Janet; parents, Leo and Loretta; in-laws, Herman and Olivia Beste; brother-in-laws, John Brake, Charles Haider, and Bill Henry.

Memorials are preferred to the St. Boniface Church, Cold Spring, Minnesota.

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

Samuel Mairs Dean

Samuel Mairs Dean, age 90
Cold Spring
December 3, 1924 – February 22, 2015

Born in Duluth, MN, to Albert Briggs and Helen (Mairs) Dean, the youngest of four children.  The family moved to Minneapolis where he attended Breck School and West High School.  After his service in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he graduated from the University of Minnesota.

His summers growing up were spent on Big Island at Lake Minnetonka where the family still gathers.

He served as pilot of a B24 Liberator Bomber in combat operations in the South Pacific.  His crew recalled celebrating his twentieth birthday because they were no longer captained by a teenager!

September 15, 1951 he married Jeanne Roedell, a marriage that lasted 63 years.  They produced four children, Samuel Jr., Jennifer, David and Peter, the latter two who died in infancy.

His love of Latin America and Graphic Arts led them to live in Mexico and Venezuela.  His work took him to every country in Central and South America.  He was well respected by his colleagues on that continent including the major newspapers.

Upon returning to the United States they lived in the Chicago area and many years in Westchester and Orange counties in New York where they renovated a number of beautiful pre-revolutionary war homes.

His sports were tennis and swimming at which he excelled.

He will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of family and care, compassion and generosity towards so many people from all walks of life.

Survived by his wife, Jeanne; son, Samuel Jr. (Janice); daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Dwyer; grandchildren, Emeric James (Mandy Ressler) Dwyer, Erin Jeanne (Lane) Trisko, Lauren Rita Dwyer, John Samuel Dwyer; great-grandson, Oliver James Trisko, and many dear friends around the world.

A memorial gathering will be held at Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, on Saturday, March 7th from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. with a remembrance service at 5:00 p.m.

Evelyn T. Molitor

Evelyn T. Molitor, age 80
Rockville
September 27, 1934 – February 14, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for Evelyn Molitor, age 80, who died unexpectedly Saturday at her home.

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

Evelyn was born in Rockville to Albert and Susan (Nieters) Karls.  She married Harold Molitor on October 8, 1953 at St. James Parish in Jacobs Prairie, MN.  Evelyn was owner / CEO for Molitor Flooring, a family business she and Harold started over 50 years ago.  She was proud of her six sons that currently operate the business.  Evelyn loved spending time with family, fishing, gardening, canning, trips to the casino, cooking, and baking.  Her specialty was pecan pie.  Evelyn was a member of Holy Cross Parish, Christian Women and The Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include her husband, Harold; children, Dave (Marlene), Joyce (Jim) Chan, Marv (Sue), Jerry (Mary), Janet (Daryl) Albers, Stan (Jeanne), Steve (Bonnie), and Kevin (Sherri); siblings, Alfred Karls, Veronica (Chuck) Gulan, Doreen (Clarence) Corrigan, Margaret Alvord, JoAnn (Mel) Schroeder, Lorraine (Brian) Alvord, and Jerome (Donna) Karls; sister-in-law, Victorine Nies; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, and soon to be 3 more.

She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Paul Molitor, and Cressie Preusser.

Arrangements with Wenner Funeral Home, Richmond, Minnesota.

Sylvester John Hommerding

Sylvester John Hommerding, age 83
Prior Lake (Formerly Cold Spring)
March 8, 1931 – February 10, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Sylvester John Hommerding, age 83, who died Tuesday at his home in Prior Lake.  Inurnment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Mausoleum.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service Saturday morning in St. Boniface Church Narthex.

Sylvester was born on the family farm in Cold Spring to Michael and Maragret (Keil) Hommerding.  He married Marion Hilsgen on April 20 , 1955 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN.  Sylvester worked as a farmer, truck driver, and a realtor.  He enjoyed putzing around on his hobby farm, studying the family genealogy, telling stories about his youth, telling jokes, traveling, and spending time with friends.  He was a member of Catholic United Financial, Knights of Columbus, and Cold Spring Lions.

Survivors include his wife, Marion; son, Michael (Sarah Olson); sister, Irene Schlangen; grandchildren, Nicole (Ty) Zenk, Aaron (Bridget) Hommerding, and Jacob (Autumn) Hommerding; great-grandchildren, Joey, Eddie, Sydney, Evan, Luke, Paul, Claire, Philip, and Nicholas.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Isabelle Schlangen, Viola Hommerding, Delores Mueller, Ervin Hommerding, Louise Lind, and Evelyn Schmitz.

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

Kris Johannes, age 60
Rockville
February 5, 1955 – February 10, 2015

After a long battle with cancer, Kris Elene (Kuebelbeck) Johannes died on February 10th, 2015 at her home in Rockville, surrounded by family.  She leaves behind her loving husband, Glenn Johannes, of Cold Spring; son and daughters, Ryan (Robin) of Berkeley, CA, Jenny of Rockville, and Melissa (Tom) of Waite Park; grandchildren, Tanner, Rhiannon, Griffin, and her beloved pets, Pepper the dog, and Charlie the cat.  Sisters, Gail Koppy, JoAnne Parry, Lois (John) Coleman, Barb (Jeff) Konsor, Laurie Nixon and Greta Able; Brothers, Lou (Patti) Kuebelbeck, Steven (Pat) Kuebelbeck, Jeff (Trish) Kuebelbeck, Karl Kuebelbeck and Bill Kuebelbeck.  Her parents preceded her in death.

Kris was born on February 5, 1955 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  She was born to Louis and Delores (Reber) Kuebelbeck.  She graduated from Rocori High School in 1973.

Kris loved living on the farm.  A ‘green thumb’ who loved to be in the dirt every moment she could get.  Her love of nature and God's creatures showed through with the tender care of all of her birds and animals over the years.  Some of the most satisfying moments were good times with friends on the lake, or just relaxing in the peace and quiet of the country surroundings.  Something people may not know about her was her passion and skill for the arts.  Whether it was drawing, pottery, calligraphy, embroidery, or so many other artistic outlets with kids projects and holiday decorations. She had an eye for beauty in so many things; it will surely be a gift she will pursue in heaven.  A loving and supportive mother, who will leave a legacy with the people she's touched during her time here on earth.  She will forever be remembered as someone who embraced the simple pleasures in life.  We will love her always. 

Kris requested to be cremated. A celebration of life will be held at River of Life Assembly of God Church in Cold Spring. It will take place on February 21, 2015 at 11am; all are welcome. The family would especially like to thank Kris's guardian angel and sister, Laurie Nixon, for her excellent work and loving care for Kris over the past several months. Thank you to St. Cloud Hospice Care who was integral in keeping Kris comfortable until she passed. We would also like to thank all family and friends for such loving support. Between visits, meals, laughs, flowers, birthday cake and lasting memories, she made it to her 60th birthday just in time to meet The Lord and be at peace.  

January 2015 Tim “Timmer” Brinker

Tim “Timmer” Brinker, age 54
Cold Spring
May 18, 1960 – January 31, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Timothy “Timmer” Brinker, age 54, who died Saturday at his home.  Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 2, 2015 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.  Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday morning at the funeral home.

Timmer was born a happy healthy baby boy 4th in line of eleven children.  At 2yrs. old he suffered from an injury that left him mentally challenged and blind.  Timmer was a quiet spirit and was happiest when he was around family and friends.  He was wise and intelligent beyond his handicaps.  Timmer moved to mother Theresa Home in January 2011.  He was a long term employee of Wacosa, and loved his routine of going to work. 
 
Survivors include his parents, Gilbert and Esther; siblings, Linda (Don) Jacquemart, Lola (Dave) Vogel, Terry (Kim), Jesse (Patty), Jim (Darren Allen), Bill (Gloria), Betty (Greg) Gruenes, Mary (Joe) Dvorak, Mark (Lisa), and Amy Bertram (John Veeder); 30 nieces & nephews; and 17 great nieces & nephews; and his Mother Theresa family, Adrian, Hannah, and Mackenzie.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John & Frances Brinker, Walter & Catherine Jungels; brother-in-law, Steve Morey; and numerous aunts & uncles.

A special thank you to his caregivers at Mother Theresa home for their loving care of Timmer for the last four years.  You will be forever in our hearts.

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

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.