Mark Linus Weymann, 30, of North Mankato and formerly of New Ulm, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at his home, from complications of cancer which he was diagnosed with in January of this year. Mass of Christian burial was Tuesday, Nov. 7, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm, with burial in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Con-celebrants of the mass were Monsignor Antony J. Leifeld and Father Douglas Grams. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm handled the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Weymann, of North Mankato; a daughter, Hailey, two years old; a son, Carter, three months old; his parents, Linus and Marcella "Marcee" Weymann of New Ulm; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eileen and Paul Hoffman of Hanska; grandmother, Lorraine Altman of New Ulm; a sister, Debra Weymann of New Ulm; a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Richard Hoffmann of New Ulm; a niece, Tiffany Hoffmann; nephews, Christopher Weymann and Jamie Hoffmann; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Robin and Kathie Hoffman of St. Francis, Amy and Dave Hengel, Jeff and Amy Hoffman, Carl Hoffman, all of Sleepy Eye, Jenny Hoffman of Victoria, and Cathy Hoffman of New Ulm; and by aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry and Amelia Weymann, Russell Schnobrich, and Arthur Altman.
Mark was born June 5, 1970, in New Ulm to Linus and Marcella "Marcee" (Schnobrich) Weymann. He attended Catholic school in New Ulm and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1988. After graduation he attended Mankato Vo-Tech for two years. On May 20, 1995, he married Becky Hoffman at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. After marriage they lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, for two years while working for a Taylor Corporation Company there before being transferred to Mankato where they have lived since. For the past 10 years he has worked in the computer field with Taylor Corporation. He had a love for music and for many years had played drums in various bands around the area, most recently with the "Ya Sure Ya Betcha" band based out of New Ulm. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in North Mankato, a past member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm, and also was a current member of the Catholic Aid Society. He enjoyed music, playing drums, bowling, fishing, hunting and camping.
Casket bearers were Jamie Hoffmann, Christopher Weymann, Dan Kotten, Curt Kormann, Jason Olson and Randy Runge.
Philip A. Sellner, Sr., 81, of Sleepy Eye, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at the Sleepy Eye Municipal Hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, with interment in the church cemetery. Military rites will be performed by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. There will be a parish prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:30 p.m., both at the funeral home on Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine of Sleepy Eye; daughters, Kathleen Hansen of Rogers, Ark., Marie Sellner and friend Tom Schaefer of Madelia, Mary Beth and husband Chuck Botz of Sleepy Eye, Bernadette and husband Bernard Windschitl of Houston, Minn., Anita and husband Glen Jensen of Springfield, Frances Sellner and fiancee Mark Gores of Sleepy Eye, Donna and husband Tony Steward of Sioux City, Iowa; sons, Philip Sellner Jr., Joseph Sellner and Michael Sellner and wife Vicky, all of Sleepy Eye; 13 grandchildren, Laura, Daniel and Philip Botz, Paul, Jennifer, Melanie and Anna Sellner, Jessica, Sarah and Katie Windschitl, Adam and Amanda Jensen and Myah Steward; sister, Leona Seidl of Sleepy Eye; and brother, Andrew Sellner of Sleepy Eye. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Dorothea and Patricia; sons-in-law, Kelly Schroeder and Ron Hansen; sisters-in-law, Helen Sellner and Dorothy Krzmarzick; and brothers-in-law, Leonard Seidl, Roman Krzmarzick, Louis Forster, Melvin Krzmarzick and Ollie Neudecker.
Philip was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Mulligan Township the son of Andrew B. and Minnie B. (Reiniger) Sellner. As an infant he moved with his mother and family to Sleepy Eye where be grew up and attended St. Mary's Schools. After graduation he was employed at A.J. Pietrus & Sons in Sleepy Eye prior to being inducted into the Army Air Force. He served as an airplane mechanic for P38s involved in photo reconnaissance over Luzon, New Guinea and the southern Philippines,. Following his discharge from the service, he married Catherine Wiltscheck on May 26, 1948. They farmed north of Sleepy Eye in Home and Eden Townships. Philip's ingenuity resulted in several inventions, one of which was patented and is still used by his sons on their farms. He enjoyed farming, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a life-long member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where he served on the Parish Council, as lector and Eucharistic minister. He was also a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and held life memberships in the DAV, VFW and the American Legion.
Ewald J. Wellnitz, 94, of Sleepy Eye, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Divine Providence Community Home, Sleepy Eye. Services were Friday, Nov. 17, at Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, with interment in Eden Methodist Cemetery, Morgan. Pastor Donn Rakow officiated the service.
Ewald was born Oct. 21, 1906, in Rhuden, Germany, where he grew up and attended school. He moved to the United States at the age of 16 and lived in Sleepy Eye. He later moved to Breckenridge, Minn., where he farmed. Ewald returned to Sleepy Eye where he lived with his cousin and worked at Del Monte and also did farm work for Russ Christensen and others in the area. After retiring, he moved to Franklin and lived there until moving to the Franklin Health Care Center and later to Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.
He is survived by his sister, Frieda Bohlmann of Arendsee, Germany; cousins, H. Albert and wife Erna Wellnitz of Sleepy Eye, Reuben Bluhm of Franklin, Lois and husband Orlin Rieke of Morgan, Orlin Tolsman of Minneapolis, Gladys Nelson of Springfield, and Florence Wendt of Morris; and by nephews and nieces.
Irene A. Freimark, 92, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Spring Valley Care Center where she had resided for approximately two years. Services were held Monday, Nov.20, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Kevin Woestehoff officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Irene was born Jan. 25, 1908, in rural Spring Valley Township and attended school District 156 through the eighth grade. On Oct. 2, 1934, she was united in marriage to John Freimark at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff. To this union, five children were born: Darlene, Janice, Ronald, Gerald and Kenneth. Irene was a homemaker and farmed along with her husband until their retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, raising flowers, selling produce to many different customers and she also loved to cook and bake. She was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Spring Valley and was a member of the Hannah Circle.
She is survived by two daughters, Darlene and her husband Art Jordahl of Rochester, Janice and her husband Marlo Mensink of Cherry Grove; three sons, Ronald Freimark of Sleepy Eye, Gerald and wife Connie Freimark of Whitehall, Wis., and Kenneth and wife Bonita Freimark of Stillwater; 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Earl Meyer of Spring Valley. She was proceeded in death by her parents; husband, John, in 1998; a daughter-in-law, Lorayne; a grandson; a granddaughter; three sisters, Alma Krahn, Ella Meyer and Ester Butler; and three brothers, Herbert, Frank and Arthur.
Robert Addy, 80, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died at his home in Apache Junction, Ariz., on Nov. 16, 2000. Private services were held in Arizona,with interment in Sleepy Eye at a later date.
He is survived by son, Robert, Jr., of Greenwood, Ind., and his wife Paulette and their children Aaron and Jason; daughter, Jan Petzel of Springfield, Ore., and her son Patrick; and son, Steven of Hastings and his children Justin and Lyndsay of New Ulm. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Caroline Addy of Sleepy Eye; his wife, Dela Addy; and a brother, Richard Addy.
Robert was born Jan. 19, 1920, in Omaha, Neb. He was a World War II veteran and held a variety of jobs.
Lillian Ludewig, 87, of Morgan, and formerly of Sleepy Eye, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Gil-Mor Manor Nursing Home in Morgan where she had been a resident since June 1997. Services were Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Sturm Funeral Home chapel in Sleepy Eye, with burial in Home Cemetery, Sleepy Eye. Rev. Gary Wees officiated the service.
Lillian was born Dec. 9, 1912, in Minneapolis to Joe and Inez Hammond. She grew up and attended school in Minneapolis, later working for Harold Jones' parents, On Feb. 21, 1931, she married Harold Jones in Redwood Falls. They lived in various places, mostly in the Sleepy Eye area. Following Harold's death in December of 1952, Lillian continued to live in Sleepy Eye. She married Felix Ludewig on Dec. 10, 1963, in Sleepy Eye. Lillian entered Gil-Mor Manor in Morgan in June 1997 and enjoyed her stay there. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Felix Ludewig of Sleepy Eye; children, Lois Bloemke of St. James, Frank Jones of Good Thunder, Evelyn and Bill Birkemeyer of Sleepy Eye, Harold Jones of Morgan, Helen Kimmel of Springfield, Fred and Marie Jones of Swansea, Ill., Edward and Bonnie Jones of Rochester, William and Sharon Jones of Rochester, Mary Helin of Fridley, Francis Jones of St. Peter, Robert Jones of New Ulm, Donald Jones of Mankato; and Virginia and Fred Coners of Springfield; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother, Sam and wife Inez Hammond of Sleepy Eye. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Jones; and daughters , Florence (Katie) Jones and Emma Scherer.
Casket bearers were John Jones, Nathan Jensen, Shawn Jones, Tim Birkemeyer, Fritz Coners and Darren Hacker.
Lorene Savage, 92, of Sleepy Eye , died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000 at Season's Hospice in Rochester. Private services were held Nov. 28, with interment in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. The Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye handled the arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Rex and Linus, both of Rochester; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Claire Dalidio of San Luis Obispo, Calif. Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James, in 1947; son, Donald, in 1990, three brothers, Joseph, Eddie and Clifford; and two sisters, Bessie Maxson and Betty Jungles.
Lorene was born Aug.t 1, 1908, in Highmore, S.D. She later moved to Sleepy Eye with her family. She married James Savage on Jan. 17, 1933, in Comfrey. They farmed around the Comfrey area and later moved to Sleepy Eye. Lorene graduated from Sleepy Eye High School and received a bachelor of science degree from Mankato State University. She taught 41 years in both country schools and special education in New Ulm. She retired in 1974. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, the Teachers Retirement Association, Old Sleepy Eye Collectors Club of America, a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW, Christian Mothers and Lady Foresters
Memorials are preferred to Seasons Hospice in Rochester.
Agnes Schroepfer, 97, a resident of the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye and formerly of New Ulm, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center. Mass of Christian burial was be Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, with burial in the church cemetery. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm handled the arrangements.
Agnes is survived by her daughter, Irene Richert of Hendersonville, North Carolina; a son, Gerald E. Schroepfer and his wife Arlene of rural Sleepy Eye; 14 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and by sisters-in-law, Frieda Haas of Sleepy Eye, and Angie Sturm of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norbert Schroepfer on May 13, 1984; her brothers, Leo Rubey and Henry Rubey; a granddaughter, Sandy Sellner in June of 1998; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank and Louisa Zwaschka, Edmond and Martha Windschitl, Michael Sturm, Leo A. and Minnie Schroepfer, Henry Haas, and Anthony and Brigetta Schroepfer.
Agnes was born Jan. 20, 1903. in Stark Township, Brown County, to Anton and Mary (Petinzer) Rubey. She attended Iberia Country School and later St. Mary's High School in Sleepy Eye. On Sept. 11, 1923, she married Norbert Schroepfer at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. After marriage they farmed in Sigel Township, Brown County, for 30 years. They moved into New Ulm in 1953 and she lived there until moving to Countryside Apartments in Sleepy Eye in 1995. She had been a resident of the Sleepy Eye Care Center since July of 1998. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye and the Christian Mothers Society in Sleepy Eye, and a member of the Christian Mothers Society in New Ulm, and a past member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.
Myrtle M. Hale, 98, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye. Funeral service were Nov. 25 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye with burial in Fort Ridgely Cemetery in Cairo Township, Renville County. Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm handled the arrangements.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Velma and Arnie Schweiss of New Ulm, Nancy and Paul Diederich of Broomfield, Colo.; son, Nathan Hale of Winona; daughter-in-law, Beverly Hale of New Ulm; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great -great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Tesrow of rural Sleepy Eye. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Hale; sons, Robert Hale, Harvey Hale and Joseph Hale; and daughters, Betty Hale and Opal Hale.
Myrtle was born on May 20, 1902, in Home Township, Brown County, to Nathan and Abbie (Tewsksbury) Tesrow. She married Joseph Hale. After marriage they farmed in Home Township. On April 17, 1984, she became a resident of the Sleepy Eye Care Center. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Sleepy Eye and had been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Sleepy Eye.
Letitia Helen Beech, 92, of New Brighton, formerly of Sleepy Eye, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at the Innsbruck Health Care Center in New Brighton. Services were Nov. 25, at Union Congregational Church, UCC in Sleepy Eye, with burial in Home Cemetery, Sleepy Eye. Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye handled the arrangements.
Letitia was born April 16, 1908, in Prairieville Township near Sleepy Eye, the daughter of Charles and Isabell (Garrioch) Palmer. Her family moved from the farm to Sleepy Eye where Letitia lived and attended school. After graduation from high school she received her Normal Training and taught country school. She married Oren R. Beech on Nov. 29 (Thanksgiving Day), 1928, in Sleepy Eye. The couple made their home in New Richland until moving to Sleepy Eye in 1938. They moved to Bloomington in 1945 where she and her husband started a plastic business. Letitia was a member of the Union Congregational United Church of Christ and the Order of Eastern Star in Sleepy Eye. She played the bass viol in her husband's orchestra and enjoyed art and making greeting cards.
She is survived by her daughter, Beth and husband Joseph Hembd of Coon Rapids; four grandchildren, Gregory of Phoenix, Ariz., Nancy of Randall, Iowa, James of Richfield, and Joan of Boone, Iowa; 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oren, in 1987; and sister, LaDonna.
Casket bearers were Gregory Hembd, James Hembd; Junior Reinke and Bruce Greene.
Dolores Ann Platz, 83, of Springfield, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Springfield Medical Center. Services were Nov. 25 St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield, with burial in the church cemetery. Sturm Funeral Home of Springfield handled the arrangements.
Dolores was born Aug. 14, 1917, in North Star Township to Oscar and Barbara (Hillesheim) Juenemann. She attended District #56 country school. Following school, Dolores worked for the Henry Platz family until marriage. On Feb. 20, 1937, she married Ervin Platz at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Springfield. Following marriage, she and Ervin continued to live in North Star Township on the Platz homestead, where they farmed until retirement. She was a lifetime member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church, a long term member of St. Anne's CCW and St. Monica's Catholic Order of Foresters. Dolores also worked with the St. Raphael's Craft Ladies doing quilting. She enjoyed flowers, especially African violets, gardening, canning, was an excellent cook and baker, reading, quilting, playing bingo, her family, being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, visiting with others, and the independence of farm living,
She is survived by her husband, Ervin of Springfield; a son, Gilbert and wife Helen Platz of Waskish; a daughter, Marlys Platz of Springfield; grandsons, Gerard Platz of Springfield, and Steve and wife Julie Platz of Loretto; great-grandchildren, Russell and Courtney Platz; brothers, Ralph and Willard Juenemann of Springfield; sisters, Marilyn King of Estherville, Iowa, and Rosemary and husband Norbert Ochs of Walker; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Juenemann of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gerald, Delbert and Jerome; and a sister, Irene Groebner.
Casket bearers were Mike Ochs, Joe Groebner, Steve Platz, Mark Roiger, Gerard Platz, Steve Schmidt, Ken Huebert and Ronnie Groebner. Honorary casket bearers were Leona Platz, Jackie Roiger, Sherry Groebner, Kathy Huebert, Margaretha Winkel and Elvera Schumacher.