Philip J. Dolney
Philip J. Dolney, age 72, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died December 14, 1997, at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held December 17 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. Military rites were conducted by Little Falls V.F.W. Post #1112.
Philip J. Dolney was born April 30, 1925, in Roseau County, MN, to the late Joseph and Rosalia (Ewalt) Dolney. He grew up in Roseau County near Greenbush, MN, and attended a country school there. He entered the United States Army on October 16, 1944, at Fort Snelling, MN, and received an honorable discharge on November 19, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, IL. During his military stay, he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Bronze Star, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan. Philip was united in marriage to Cecelia Seelen on May 16, 1950, at St. Xavier Catholic Church in Little Falls. Following their marriage the couple lived in Little Falls where he drove truck for various companies. He resided in Little Falls until his death. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a life member of Little Falls VFW Post #1112. He enjoyed watching wrestling, playing his poker machine, walking, spending time with his grandchildren and visiting with people.
Survivors include his wife Cecelia Dolney of Little Falls; sons and daughters, Mike and wife Karen of Little Falls, Edwin of Plymouth, WI, Gerald of Randall,MN, Yvonne “Bonnie” Boser and husband Roy of Pierz, MN, Irene Neyssen and husband Mike of Little Falls, Marlene Minion and husband Brad of Roseville, MN, Annette Backhaus and husband Rick of Plymouth, WI, and Sandy Fussy and husband Dale of Royalton, MN; special family friend, Bernie Dolney; 28 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Connie McFarlin of Greenbush, Theresa Prozinski of Flensburg, MN, and Cecelia Adamski and husband Pete of Stephen, MN; brother, Ted Dolney of Candy, OR and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Anton Dolney and sisters, Josephine Dolney, Mary Dolney and Esther Adamski.
Honorary pallbearers were Philip’s grandchildren and casketbearers were grandchildren, Mike Jr. Eric, Jerard and Chris Dolney, Jamie, Jeff and Brian Boser and Justin Neyssen.
Ann Boisvert, age 83, a former resident of Elmdale, MN, died December 6, 1997, at the Long Prairie Hospital in Long Prairie, MN.
Mass of Christian burial was held December 9 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Elmdale with Father Todd Schneider officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Ann was born November 7, 1914, in Royalton, MN, to the late Anton and Lena Fussy. She was united in marriage with Leo Boisvert on October 16, 1934, in Royalton. They lived in the Elmdale area most of their lives and Ann did catering for weddings.
Survivors include sons, Eugene and wife Peg of Long Prairie and Ives of Moundsview, MN; daughters, Shirley Gran of Osakis, MN, Delsie Hansen and husband Robert of Spring Lake Park, MN; sisters, Helen Kelzenberg of Richfield, MN, Agnes Smieja of Royalton, Josephine Walz of Royalton, Clara Lust of Buckman, MN, and Mary Welch of St. Cloud, MN; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; four brothers, Joe, John, Peter and Anton and a sister, Rose Smieja.
Casketbearers were Brad Brezinka, Mark Hansen, Dennis Boisvert, Joe Boisvert, Jerry Skiem and Todd Lewis.
Alyssa M. Fuller, four-month old resident of Alexandria, MN, died December 5, 1997, at the Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Funeral services were held December 8 at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls.
Alyssa was born July 16, 1997, in Alexandria to Tony Fuller and Laurie Skog.
Survivors include her father, Tony Fuller of Alexandria; mother, Laurie Skog of Alexandria; grandparents, Gary and Pat Letourneau of Cushing, MN, and Joan Skog of Miltona, MN, aunts, uncles, niece and nephews.
Roman Zwak, a resident of Albany, MN, formerly of Opole, MN, died December 7, 1997, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.
Services were held December 12 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. Burial was in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Opole.
Roman was born in Opole to Peter and Frances (Gamroth) Zwak. He married Sophie Patrias on August 12, 1941, in St. Wendel, MN. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. He was a county assessor for 15 years and a 25-year school board member in Opole. He prepared income tax returns, was a taxidermist and worked for Fingerhut for eight years.
Survivors include his wife, Sophie; daughters, Audrey Lange of Holdingford, MN, and Linda of St. Anna, MN; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Bro. Ed Zwak OSB and three sisters, Helen, Mary and Mathila Skwira.
Dorothy Joan Bednar, age 64, a resident of Brainerd, MN, died December 4, 1997, at her home.
Mass of Christian burial was held December 8 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Roland Antus officiating. Burial was in South Long Lake Cemetery.
Dorothy was born June 30, 1933, in Portland, OR, to Helmer and Violet (Brakage) Haller. She married Jerome E. Bednar May 6, 1950, in Brainerd. They lived in Shoreview and Becker before moving back to Brainerd in 1987. She enjoyed creating porcelain dolls. She taught classes on doll making in the Brainerd Lakes area and operated Dorothy’s Legend-ary Dolls for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Jerome; seven sons, Jeff Bednar of Brainerd, Gary Bednar of Blaine, MN, Roman Bednar of Brainerd, Brent Bednar of Brainerd, David Bednar of Brainerd, Steven Bednar of Maple Grove, MN, and Anthony Bednar of Brainerd; two daughters, Lori Olson of Zimmerman, MN, and Kimberly Hanson of Zimmerman; 14 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Naida Brown of Florida.
Glen H. Larsen, age 88, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died December 4, 1997, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held December 8 at the First Lutheran Church in Little Falls with Rev. David Steffenson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Little Falls.
Glen was born November 28, 1909, in Bowlus, MN, to the late Alfred and Annie (Johnston) Larsen, the youngest of three children. He was educated in the Little Falls school system and attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, MN. In the early 1920s he moved to Hyde County, SD, with his mother. He worked as a farmhand in the area and married Nina A. Stoley on November 23, 1931. He farmed in Eden Township, Hyde County, SD, until 1945 at which time he moved the family to Highmore, SD. While there, he served on the Highmore city council and as assistant chief of the volunteer fire department. In 1958 he returned to Little Falls and became greenskeeper for the Little Falls Golf Course. He later became greenskeeper for the Golden Tee Golf Course (now Majestic Oaks).In 1973 he retired to the couple’s lake home in Scandia Valley, Morrison County, MN, and lived there until 1983 when declining health forced him to move to Royalton, MN, to be near his daughter. The couple later resided at the Pine Grove Manor in Little Falls until his hospitalization in October of 1992. He became a resident of St. Otto’s Care Center, residing there until his death. Fishing and hunting were his primary entertainment throughout his life, and he greatly enjoyed his seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Nina of Little Falls; daughter, Alys Hanowski and husband Ken of Royalton; son, Irl Larsen and wife Carol of Ramsey, MN; brother, Kenneth Larsen of Robbinsdale, MN; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dianna at age one year and another infant daughter at birth.
Casketbearers will be Dan, Brenda and Mike Hanowski, Deborah Plagrens, Karen Witt and Erik and Terrence Larsen.
Emma Sobania of Bowlus, MN, died December 5, 1997, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN.
Funeral services were held December 9 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in North Prairie, MN. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Royalton, MN.
Emma was born June 15, 1912, in Bowlus to Anton and Catherine (Kroll) Lempart. She married Frank Sobania August 20, 1940, in Bowlus. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the Crosier Apostulate.
Survivors include her son, Robert “Tex” of Bowlus; sister, Martha Kuklok of Bowlus; brothers, Leo of Bowlus and Rev. Ignatius Lempart of Hastings, NE, and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 29, 1966; four brothers, Lawrence, John, Peter and Sam and four sisters, Katie, Annie, Frances and Sophie.
Herbert L. Kenning, age 66, a resident of St. Cloud, MN, died at his home on December 5, 1997.
Funeral services were held December 9 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake, MN. Burial will be in Bird Island.
Herbert was born July 22, 1931, in Staples, MN, to Charles W. and Mary (Brandel) Kenning. He farmed from 1945-1989 in the Pearl Lake area. Moving to St. Cloud in 1989, he worked for the St. Cloud Parks Department, retiring in 1996.
Survivors include sisters and brothers, Lucille Weyrauch of Sauk Rapids, MN, Stanley of Baxter, MN, Charles of Prior Lake, MN, Mary and Martin of Columbia Heights, MN, and Julia Thomalla of St. Cloud.
Bonnie Przybilla, age 34, a resident of Roseau, MN, died December 7, 1997, at the Roseau Hospital.
Mass of Christian burial was held December 11 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman, MN, with Father Ron Dockendorf officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Bonnie was born July 6, 1963, in Minneapolis, MN, to Rueben and Natalie (Ratke) Przybilla. She spent most of her life in the Roseau Children’s Home in Roseau.
Survivors include her parents; sisters, Debbie Marsh and husband Mike of Tullahoma, TN, Cindee Przybilla of St. Louis Park, MN, and Anita Zemlicka and husband Kurt of St. Louis Park; one nephew and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Ralph J. Wiener, age 82, a resident of St. Cloud, MN, died December 8, 1997, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Services were held December 10 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Cloud, with Rev. Simon Bischof officiating. Burial was in the St. Lawrence Cemetery in Duelm, MN.
Ralph was born March 7, 1915, in North Prairie, MN, to Albert J. and Magdalen E. (Jagielski) Wiener. He married Genevieve Ruhoff on May 11, 1949, in St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He grew up in North Prairie and lived in East St. Cloud since his marriage. He was a carman for Burlington Northern for 30 years, retiring in 1978. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific and earning a Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud and St. Cloud East Side VFW Post 4847.
He is survived by his wife Genevieve of St. Cloud. He is father and father-in-law to Donald Wiener of Sartell, MN, Leonard and Janet Wiener of Sartell, Gerald and Pam Wiener of St. Cloud, Elaine and Jerry Heinks of St. Cloud, Allan and Brenda Wiener of St. Augusta, MN, and Theresa and Paul Przybilla of Little Falls, MN; brothers and sisters, Jerome Wiener of Sturgis, MI, Delores Thomalla of St. Paul, MN, Angie Kaiser of St. Cloud, Cyril Wiener of Royalton, MN, Herman Wiener of Rice, MN, and Sister Margarita Wiener of St. Paul and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Aloysious and Bernard Wiener.
Casketbearers were James Kaiser, Francis Otto, Richard Ruhoff, Lawrence and Joseph Wiener and Richard Thomalla.