Rose B. Christle, age 81, a resident of St. Cloud, MN, died October 4, 1997, at her home.
Funeral services were held October 11 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud, with the Rev. Tim Baltes officiating. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
Rose was born August 20, 1916, in Langola Township (Benton County) to Joseph and Mary (Morgel) Warzecha. She married George Christle September 25, 1939, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rice, MN. She was a homemaker and lived in the Royalton and Rice area her entire life. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.
Survivors include her sisters and brothers, Agenline Lesmeister and Leo Warzecha of Roseville, CA, Joseph Warzecha of Little Falls, MN, Emma Brausen of St. Cloud and Sylvester Warzecha of Bowlus, MN.
She was preceeded in death by her parents; husband on August 29, 1976, and brothers, Louis and Aloys Warzecha.
Casketbearers were nephews, Jim, Randy, Kevin, Steve and Richard Warzecha.
John L. Branger
John L. Branger, age 85, passed away at his home on October 3, 1997.
John was born in Arnhem, Holland (the Netherlands) on September 9, 1912. As a young boy he migrated to a Canadian logging area with his parents and later moved on to the St. Anthony area of Minneapolis, MN. John married Doris Birkenmeier on January 13, 1945. He was a machinist for 35 years with General Dairy Equipment Company until his retirement in 1974. In 1991, John and Doris moved to Lake Shamineau , Motley.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Denny Peterson; brothers and spouses, Bob and Betty, Charles and Eileen, Carl and Ruth; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Lester R. Krull
Lester R. Krull, age 84, died October 12, 1997, at the Forest Lake District Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held October 15 at the Lakeview Community Church in Hillman, MN with Rev. David Gouldin officiating. Interment was in the Lakeview Community Church Cemetery.
Lester R. Krull was born on February 12, 1913, to Richard and Ethel (Jackson) Krull in Wabasha, MN. He attended school in Wabasha and, at the age of 14, moved to Minneapolis, MN, where he attended Columbia Heights Schools. He was united in marriage to June V. Maxson on June 9, 1937, in Columbia Heights, MN. The couple resided in Winona, MN for a few years and then resided in Columbia Heights until retirement. Lester worked as a tool and die setter for 37 years for General Metalware. He also worked as a carpenter. In 1974 they moved to the Platte Lake area near Hillman. Lester enjoyed fishing and was a lapidary.
Survivors include his daughter, Lila and husband, Ronald, two sons, Stephen and friend Kathy, and Kelly and wife Judy, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, June, one son, Douglas and a sister, Lila.
The casketbearers were Stephen, Kelly and Dennis Krull, Ron, Brett and Sarah Cameron.
Jeanne Elizabeth Moeglein, 81-year-old resident of Little Falls, MN, died October 9, 1997, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held October 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.
Jeanne E. Moeglein was born December 10, 1915, in Peoria, IL, to the late Thomas and Margaret (Nugent) Hennessey. Jeanne lived in Peoria until the age of three years at which time her family moved to Minneapolis, MN. She attended school at Washburn High School in Minneapolis, graduating from the class of 1933. After high school she worked in several department stores in the Minneapolis area. During WWII she moved to Michigan where her parents lived. She met and later was united in marriage on August 18, 1945, to Robert L. Moeglein at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls. After their marriage the couple continued to live in Little Falls where Col. Robert Moeglein served as Camp Commander at Camp Ripley. Col. Robert Moeglein died October 3, 1994. Jeanne continued to reside in Little Falls until her death. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls. Survivors include her nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sisters, Lorraine Hambleton, Kaythryn Ruplin, Rose Giesen, Mary Anderson and Frances Nelson.
Casketbearers were Leighton and Phillip Quinn, William Moeglein and Jack Maloney, Vick Anderson and Tom Ruplin
Philip M. McGonagle
Philip M. McGonagle, age 71, a resident of Red Wing, MN, died October 12, 1997, at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Red Wing. Memorial services were October 15 at First Lutheran Church in Red Wing with Pastor Paul Knutson officiating.
Philip was born on June 15, 1926, in Seattle, WA, the son of Ralph and Hallie (Carnes) McGonagle. He graduated from Seattle Public Schools and then served in the US Navy during World War II. During that time he served in the Pacific Theatre and in five major battles. He then attended University of Washington where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and then graduated in 1952 from St. Cloud State University. For one year he taught in Ashley, ND. On June 15, 1956, he married Pat LaFond in Little Falls. From May of 1953 until February 1959 he was a social worker for Morrison County Welfare and then became director of the Pope County Welfare Department. On May 1, 1961, he became director of the Goodhue County Welfare Department until his retirement on June 1, 1988. He was a member of the American Legion in Red Wing, Barnstormers R.C. Club and the Upper Hiawatha Valley Pilots Association. He is a past member of the Civil Air Patrol, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Elks, Kiwanis, Jaycees and Red Wing Yacht Club. He enjoyed golf where he was a member of Mississippi National and flying. His professional affiliations have been American Public Welfare Association, Minnesota Social Services Association, Minnesota Association of Social Service Administrators. He has served on the Board of Directors of Interstate Rehabilitation Center, South-eastern Minnesota Health Planning Council and Southeastern Minne-sota Health Systems Agency.
Survivors include his wife, Pat; two daughters, Kelly (Steve) Flanders of Red Wing and Kay (James) Miller of Faribault; three grandchildren, Lia Miller and Taylor and Hallie Flanders; and one brother, Kenneth (Cele) of Cushing, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Honorary pallbearers were Sam Drodofsky, Leland Goyer, Burton Huneke, Donald Jansen, Donald Johnson, George McDougall, Al Nelson, George Reinhart, Robert Seifert and Lloyd Wright.
Anne S. Meyer
Anne S. Meyer, age 80, a resident of St. Cloud, MN, formerly of Hopkins, MN, died October 9, 1997, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Hillman, MN with Rev. Vincent Ott, O.M.I., officiating. Burial was in the Holy Family Parish Cemetery.
Anne Meyer was born in Crosby, MN on February 6, 1917, to George and Catherine (Smolcic) Stimac. She married Matthias C. Meyer on June 19, 1939, in St. Joseph’s Church in Crosby. She was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral and Daughters of Isabella. Anne worked at the Sears Roebuck Store in Minneapolis, MN, and raised her family in Hopkins. Upon her husband’s retirement, they moved to Hillman where they lived until his death in 1987. Anne then moved to St. Cloud where she lived until her death.
Survivors include daughter, Betty Malsed of Virginia, MN; son, James Meyer of St. Cloud; daughter, MaryAnne Cutter of Hartselle, AL; brothers, Joe Stimac of Salem, OR; John Stimac of Bethesda, MD; and Matt Stimach of Fort Lauderdale, FL; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her father, George Stimac; mother, Catherine Smolcic; husband, Matthias C. Meyer; sister, Kate Stimac Tidd; and brothers, Frank Stimac and George Stimac.
Edmund C. Rothstein
Edmund C. Rothstein, age 86, formerly of Paynesville, MN, died October 10, 1997, at St. Mary’s Villa, Pierz, MN.
Funeral services were October 14, 1997, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville with the Rev. Richard Leisen and Ken Brenny concelebrating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Edmund C. Rothstein was born on July 14, 1911, near Richmond, MN, to Nicholas and Theresa (Braegelmann) Rothstein. He attended eight years of school at the country school located next to the farm. At the age of 18, Edmund hired out as a farm laborer. He worked as a farm laborer for eight years and then worked as a carpenter for two years. After his marriage to Marcella Magedanz on October 11, 1939, in Roscoe, MN, they rented a farm near Eden Valley, MN. In 1947 they purchased a farm near Paynesville. They had a small dairy herd for about 10 years and then switched to hogs and chickens until 1968 when Edmund went to work for a year at Richmond Concrete Products. He continued to crop farm until 1981. Edmund continued to live on the farm until 1994 when he moved to Pierz. Edmund was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville the entire time he lived in the area. He was also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters Court 879 of St. Martin for over 50 years.
Survivors include son, Denny and wife Cathy; grandchildren, Trina and Nathan all from Pierz; brothers and sisters, Gregor of Kimball, MN Leander of St. Cloud, MN; Richard, Marcellus, Clarence, Ralph, Nicholas, Agnes Rausch and Lucille Rothstein, all of Richmond and Alfred of Paynesville. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife on May 20, 1993, brothers, Paul, Norbert and Leo; sisters, Aegidia Hemmesch and Leona Hemmesch.
Pallbearers were Nicholas, Delroy, and Marvin Rothstein, Donna Christen, Jesse Hemmesch and Ron Mages.
Evangeline Marie Tuholsky, age 79, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died October 11, 1997, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held October 14 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Leroy Kremer officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Evangeline was born Marcy 2, 1918, in Minneapolis, MN, to Anthony and Mary (Hlad) Prozinski. She married Daniel Tuholsky in September, 1941. They resided in Camas, WA, until moving back to Little Falls in 1957. Evangeline worked as a bookkeeper for Aaronson’s Wholesale Grocery until her retirement. She was a member of Christian Mothers and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Survivors include daughters, Sharon Pasch and husband James and Maureen Klosowki and husband Dennis, both of Little Falls; brother, Anthony Prozinski and wife Harriet of Cushing, MN; sisters, Sister Bernadine Prozinski, OSF of Little Falls and Marilyn Pettiette and husband Lawrence of Shreveport, LA; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by husband, Daniel in 1990.
Pallbearers were James and Gerald Pasch, John Prozinski, Dennis, Brian and Kyle Klosowski.
Nancy Jo Meller
Nancy Jo Meller, age 39, a resident of Baxter, MN, died October 9, 1997, at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, MN.
Nancy Jo was born May 23, 1958, in Brainerd to Harvey and Ardis (Holsapple) Steinke. She graduated from Brainerd High School in 1976. She was a contract administrator at Camp Ripley.
Survivors include her fiance, Robert DeRosier of Little Falls, MN; his two children, Sara and Ryan DeRosier; her mother, of Brainerd; a sister, Suzanne Krueger of Brainerd; brother, Jack Steinke of Brainerd; brother-in-law, Steve Krueger; sister-in-law, Sheri Steinke; niece, Amber Steinke and two nephews, Wyatt and Travis Steinke. She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
Mary Louise Svensson, age 65, a resident of Hopkins, MN, died October 13, 1997, at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held October 16 at the Church of St. Joan of Arc, South Minneapolis. Interment was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Mary was born December 27, 1931, in Little Falls, MN, to Reinhard and Clara (Thommes) Stoll. She grew up in Pierz, MN, and graduated in 1949 from St. Francis High School, Little Falls. In 1952, she graduated from the St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing with an RN diploma. More recently, she retired after a 30 year career at Fairview Southdale Hospital (Edina, MN) where she was director of nursing. Mary was very active in the community and the Catholic Church of St. Joan of Arc, Minneapolis, and was a member of the Alumni Association of St. Cloud School of Nursing.
Survivors include her husband, Malcolm of Hopkins; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Dawn of Hopkins, Michael and Meg of Pipestone, MN, and Kurt of Hopkins; Daughter and son-in-law, Jo and Tim Miller of Chaska, MN; daughter, Kristin Svensson and friend Michael Kearney of Minneapolis; six grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, William and Delrose Stoll of Pierz; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Louis Rudd of Bloomington, MN; sister, Kay Stoll of Robbinsdale, MN, and other relatives and friends.