Alois ‘Al’ C. Paschelke
Alois ‘Al’ C. Paschelke, age 91, a resident of Little Falls, MN, formerly of Cushing, MN, died November 26, 1997, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held November 29 at the Lutheran Care Center Chapel with Rev. Richard E. Bolling officiating. Burial was in the Randall Cemetery.
Alois C. Paschelke was born November 24, 1906, in Weyerhauser, WI, the son of the late Bernard and Josephine (Rybicki) Paschelke. He grew up and attended school in Weyerhauser. Upon completing his schooling, Al worked for the Soo Line Railway for several years. He then moved to Chicago, IL and worked as a machinist in a factory that produced printing presses. In 1946, he purchased the Deer Path Resort on Lake Alexander. He was united in marriage to Sylvia R. Oothoudt and she passed away on March 19, 1964. He then married Irene Paschell and she passed away in 1984. He retired from the Deer Path Resort in 1987 and became a resident of the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls in 1989. Al enjoyed playing the concertina, trapping and fishing.
Survivors include his brothers, Carl Paschelke of Rice Lake, WI; Clarence Paschelke of Chicago, IL; Chester Paschelke of Chicago, and Raymond Paschelke of Cushing; sisters, Margaret Oles of Chicago, Edna Cassini of Chicago, Gladys Bronner of Encinitas, CA; and Violet Fortuna of Chetek, WI; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia, wife Irene, brothers, Leonard and Simon Paschelke, sister Agnes Kuschek and an infant sister.
Pallbearers were Bill Anderson, Dick Japp, Elmer Johnson, Irving and Gerald Crosby, James and Larry Paschelke.
Leona Held, age 64, a resident of Hillman, MN passed away November 28, 1997, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial was held December 1 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Hillman with Father Nathan Packard officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Leona was born April 11, 1933, in Hillman to the late John and Anna (Seelen) Hoheisel. She was united in marriage with Leroy Held on January 5, 1956, at St. Rita’s in Hillman. Leona enjoyed farming, loved her cows, gardening, baking and cooking.
Survivors include sons, Leroy and Rick, both of Hillman; a daughter, Raneyl Moren and husband Sam of Ramey, MN; brothers, Wilfred Hoheisel and wife Carol, Virgil Hoheisel and wife Mary Lou, all of Hillman; sisters, Mrs. Laura Sahr and husband Riney, and Bernice Held, all of Hillman; three grandchildren, Katy, Jacob and Maggie; along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy; and infant twin sons.
Casketbearers were Dale Sahr, Martin Held, Wayne Hoheisel, Brad Hoheisel, Joey Brausen and Brent Hoheisel.
Deacon Thomas Weinhandl, 53, died November 28, 1997, at his home in Staples, MN, following a long illness with cancer.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, Motley, MN, on December 2. Bishop John Kinney presided. Burial was in the Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.
He was ordained to the diaconate in June 1984 and served Sacred Heart Church, Staples, until 1990. Since then he has been serving St. Michael Church, Motley.
Thomas Weinhandl was born on February 24, 1944, in Brainerd. He attended St. Francis Grade School, Brainerd, and then Crosier Seminary, Onamia. He then returned to Brainerd to complete high school. After attending vocational school he worked as a machine designer for Honeywell, Inc., before moving to Staples in 1969 to teach math and blueprint reading. In 1977 he started a new career in real estate when he purchased the Goedker Realty Office in Staples.
Survivors include his wife Evonne, and four children: Suzanne and Corina, Wadena, MN; Timothy, Casper, WY; and Michael, Fargo, ND. He is also survived by his mother, Erma, of Brainerd, one brother, John, and three sisters, Jacqueline, Joyce and Janet.
He was preceded in death by his father, John, and grandparents.
Tecla ‘Tillie’ Henneck
Tecla ‘Tillie’ Henneck, age 88, passed away November 22, 1997, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial was November 26 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Father Leroy Kremer officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Tillie was born September 22, 1909, in Two Rivers Township to Nicholas and Anna (Krych) Bieniek. She was united in marriage with Frank Henneck on October 2, 1928, in Bowlus, MN. They farmed in the Elmdale area five years before moving to Crow Wing County where they farmed for six years. They moved to the Lastrup area and farmed four years before moving to Little Falls. Tillie worked at the Royal Cafe and in Home Health Care for the Franciscan Sisters in Little Falls.
Survivors include sons, Louis and wife Joann Henneck, and Leroy Henneck, all of Little Falls; daughters, Rita Sahr and husband Melvin of Little Falls, Marlene E. Mead of Tucson, AR, and Esther Nelson and husband Richard of Little Falls; sisters, SR. M. Annella OSF of Little Falls, Eva Sweitzer of Anabel, MO, and Helen Susan of Puyallup, WA; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank on November 7, 1991; brothers, Gabriel, OSB, Isadore, and Alois; a sister, Agnes Henneck.
Casketbearers were Tom and Ronald Sahr, James and Jerald Henneck, Pat Nelson and Lance Mead.
Mrs. Aner ‘Margaret’ M. Johnson
Mrs. Aner ‘Margaret’ M. Johnson, age 84, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died November 26, 1997, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held November 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Churc in Little Falls with Rev. Nicholas Landsberger officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Mrs. Aner ‘Margaret’ M. Johnson was born September 6, 1913, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth ‘Valentine’ Sand. She grew up in Little Falls and graduated from Little Falls High School. Margaret went to Minneapolis and attended business college for one year. She returned to Little Falls. Margaret was united in marriage to Aner C. Johnson on September 28, 1941, at St. Mary’s in Little Falls and has resided here since. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, bridge and watching TV. Margaret was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, the Little Falls American Legion Auxiliary Post #46 and the Catholic Aid Association.
Survivors include her sons, William ‘Bill’ Johnson and wife Doreen of Little Falls, Robert Johnson and wife Judi of Little Falls and Thomas Johnson and wife Marge of Little Falls; daughter, Sandra Torberg and husband Jerry of Onamia, MN; friend, Norman Moline of Little Falls; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Margaret M. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Aner in 1969 and a brother, William Sand.
Pallbearers were Greg, Michael, Jennifer, Jeff and Lisa Johnson and William Mo...[cut off]
John Nels Nelson died November 18, 1997, at his home in Milaca at the age of 68 years, nine months and four days.
Funeral services were held November 21 at the Peterson Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca. Interment was in the Borgholm Cemetery near Bock, MN.
John was born on February 14, 1929, to Albin and Effie (Oakland) Nelson in Minneapolis, MN. He started school in Minneapolis and then moved with his family to Milaca where he graduated from high school in 1948. He joined the National Guard and was activated during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a mechanic at Fort Ripley for 13 years. John worked as a mechanic, and with the wrecker service, at North Star Garage in Milaca until retirement in 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking rides in the country.
Survivors include his wife, Dunita; two daughters, Sharon Ballow and husband Duane of Randall, MN, and Cathy Bundy and husband Mike of Little Falls, MN; one son, Donald and wife Beth of St. Cloud, MN; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; step children, Tom Thompson of Ogilvie, MN, Vicki Parker of Hillman, eight step-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Huselid of Fresno, CA, and one aunt, Alice Nelson.
Arnold B. Forner, age 79, died October 20, 1997, at St. Cloud Hospital from cancer.
Funeral services were held October 25 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford, MN, with the Revs. Anthony Oelrich and Patrick Riley officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Arnold was born November 29, 1917, in St. Joseph to George J. and Mary E. (Hartig) Forner. He married Grace A. Pyka on November 10, 1945, in St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Holdingford. He was employed as a patrolman at Minneapolis Naval Air Base from 1945 to 1946, a sergeant for the South St. Paul Police Department from 1951 to 1956 and a lieutenant for the Minnesota State Department of Corrections from 1956 until he retired in 1976. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1944, and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Holdingford; Holdingford American Legion and St. Joseph’s Society of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holdingford. He was a life member of St. Cloud VFW Post 428 and St. Cloud Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9. He and his wife had a summer home on the west side of Lake Beauty for over 20 years.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Donna Leyk of St. Cloud, MN, and Dyann Wells of Round Lake Park, IL; brother and sisters, Ralph of St. Paul, MN; Evelyn Philpsek of St. Cloud, Irene Pyka of Royalton, MN, and Geraldine Fenalson of St. Stephen, MN; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Louis, Clarence, Lloyd, Wilfred and Lawrence and sisters, Louise Rothstein and Marcella.
Dale Alan Rogers, age 47, a resident of Onamia, MN, died November 14, 1997, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Memorial services were held November 18 at the Onamia Elementary School with Rev. Donna Martinson officiating. Interment was in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Onamia.
Dale was born February 15, 1950, in Milaca, MN, to Charles Glenn and Mary Ann (Beerman) Rogers. The family resided in Onamia where Dale attended school, graduating from high school in 1968. He attended St. Cloud Vo Tech for two years and worked for Fingerhut in St. Cloud, MN, for two years. He was united in marriage to Betty Weinkauf at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Onamia on February 6, 1971. The couple resided in St. Cloud from 1971 to 1973 when they moved to Onamia. Here Dale worked as an electrician for Silker Electric and Leach Electric before going into business with his brother Bill in 1986. Dale was the president of the Lions Club in Onamia, a member of the United Methodist Church in Onamia, a member of the Tuesday evening Golf League and on the Brandts Icebreaker Bowling Team. He enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling, along with golf and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; daughters, Stacey and Sara of Onamia; two sisters, Barbara Gave of Onamia and Kathi Hopkins and husband Dennis of Onamia; three brothers, Henry and wife Kathie of Lakeville, MN, Gary and wife Susan of Sauk Rapids, MN, and Bill and wife Ila of Onamia; his mother, Mary Ann Rogers of Onamia and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the godfather to Shantell, Tracie and Travis.
He was preceded in death by his father and sister Patricia.
Helen I. Sims, age 79, a resident of rural Hillman, MN, died November 13, 1997, at St. Mary’s Villa in Pierz, MN.
Funeral services were November 17 at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz with the Rev. Dave Gouldin officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery north of Hillman.
Helen was born September 17, 1918, in St. Cloud, MN, to the late John and Mabel (Dile) Lease. As a young child, Helen’s family moved to a farm in Richardson Township near Hillman where she grew up. Helen was united in marriage to Richard F. Sims on May 1, 1940, in Whitefish, MT. Following their marriage, they lived in Montana for six years before returning to farm in Richardson Township near Hillman. During their time on the farm, Helen worked as a housewife and also operated a sewing machine at Cohn and Feldman garment factory. Following Richard’s death on June 6, 1996, Helen remained on the farm until entering St. Mary’s Villa in Pierz in September of 1997 where she resided until her death.
Survivors include her son, Allen Sims of St. Cloud; daughter, Luella Pella of Brainerd, MN; brothers, Elmer Lease of Hillman, Henry Lease of Onamia, MN, and Paul Lease of Montana; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; daughter, Laverne Schmaltz; parents; four brothers, two sisters and an infant grandson, Michael Pella.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Pogorelce, Ricky Zebroski, Tate Tetrick, Glen Hantsley and Duane Bachman. Active casketbearers were Daniel Pella, Victor Lease, David Lease, Matt Zebroski, Rusty Schmaltz and Marvin Sims.
Raymond C. Dombovy, age 72, a resident of Bowlus, MN, died November 17, 1997, at his home. Funeral services were held November 20 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Opole, MN, with the Rev. Gerald Mischke officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Raymond was born July 25, 1925, in Brockway Township, Stearns County, MN, to Anton and Anna (Wentland) Dombovy. He married Delphine Pollock September 6, 1949, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and he worked for American Hoist and Derrick in St. Paul, MN, for 32 years, retiring in 1988.
Survivors include his wife of Bowlus; son and daughter, Gretchen M. Bachand of Newington, CT, and Paul J. Dombovy of Little Falls, MN; seven grandchildren and one brother, Vince Dombovy of Hackensack, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James and two brothers, Bernard and Ambrose.