Severen Clarence Olson, age 65, a resident of Randall, MN, died November 21, 1997, at the VA Medical Hospital in St. Cloud, MN.
Funeral services were held November 24 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Randall with the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN.
Severen was born September 23, 1932, in Lake Crystal, MN, to the late Lester and Clara (Thorson) Olson. He grew up and attended school in Lake Crystal, graduating with the class of 1951. After graduating from high school, he continued living in the Lake Crystal area until enlisting in the United States Army in 1953. Severen was honorably discharged on August 20, 1956. He returned to the Lake Crystal area, working odd jobs until moving to Randall in 1960. He worked for Little Falls Granite Works from 1960 until 1975 and for Tony Downs Foods from 1973 until 1978. Severen retired in 1978 and continued living in the Randall area. He was united in marriage to JoAnn (Pryzibilla) Olson in 1980 and the couple resided in the Randall area. Severen continued working odd jobs during his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, traveling, dancing and, most of all, his saw mill.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Olson of Randall; sons, Val Olson of Randall and Vern Olson of Lincoln, MN; daughters, Darcy Young and husband Dan of Mankato, MN, Sherry Odom and husband Mel of Moore, OK; Sandy Kestner and husband Joseph; Randi Agens and husband William of Pine River, MN, Vicky Olson of Little Falls and Terry Schraut and husband Val of Pierz, MN; stepsons, James Marshik of Little Falls, Robert Marshik of Foley, MN, and Dennis Marshik of Foley; stepdaughters, Darlene Preimesberger and husband John of Pierz, Linda Schmidtbauer and husband Brian of Elk River, MN, and Lisa Marshik of Pierz and 29 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Clara (Thorson) Olson; daughter, Cindy Olson; grandson, Kyle Agens; great-grandson, Brady Siebels and several aunts and uncles.
Helen M. Fedor, age 90, a resident of Sauk Rapids, MN, formerly of Holdingford, MN, died November 21, 1997, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids.
Funeral services were held November 24 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford with the Rev. Tony Oelrich officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Helen was born May 19, 1907, in Chicago, IL, to John and Mary (Waitrak) Stegura. She married Frank Fedor May 19, 1925, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole, MN. She was a member of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers Rosary Sodality; she was a 50-year member of Christian Mothers.
Survivors include daughters and son, Lorraine Wentland of Holdingford, Janet Duitsman of Elk River, MN, and Lloyd of Holdingford; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and brothers and sisters, Walter Stegura of Avon, MN, Joseph Stegura of St. Joseph, MN, Marie Posch of Little Falls, MN, and Eleanor Jacobson of Avon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on March 4, 1986; infant daughter, Irene; three brothers, Stephen, Leo and Stanley and six sisters, Delores Juntunen, Cecilia Posch, Josephine Hervey, Victoria Paggen, Clarine Kollodge and Irene Bersheid.
Pallbearers were grandsons, David, Duane and Daniel Wentland, Thomas, Kenneth, Allen and James Fedor and Mark Duitsman.
Mrs. Raymond “Bernadine” Burggraff, age 64, a resident of Royalton, MN, died November 21, 1997, at her home following an illness with cancer.
Funeral services were held November 24 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton with Father Laurn Virnig officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Bernadine was born on July 24, 1933, in Royalton to Isadore and Emily (Jarosh) Kalis. She married Raymond Burggraff on August 31, 1953. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church and the Christian Mothers in Royalton and was also a member of the Central MN TEC Retreat Program.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond; two sons and three daughters, Roger Burggraff and wife Patty of Royalton, Don Burggraff and wife Carrie of Sartell, MN, Shirley Schreifels and husband Dan of St. Cloud, MN, Karen Boese and husband Dean and Jeanne Mehrwerth and husband Rick of Sauk Rapids, MN; three sisters, Mrs. Josephine Larson and husband Elmer of Sobieski, MN, Mrs. Mary Ann Cegla and husband Matt of Moorhead, MN, and Mrs. Dolores Popp and husband Loren of Rice, MN; a brother, Al Kalis and wife Marion of Little Falls, MN, and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son and a brother, James Kalis.
Honorary casketbearers were Janell, Daniell, Kristen, Rowen, Gwen, Ryan and Sara Burggraff. Casketbearers were Gary Larson, Dan Kalis, Marvin Schlichting, Ron Cegla, Ralph Burggraff, Jr., and Don Dubbin.
Margarette Petrene Binnebose, age 77, a resident of Little Falls, MN, formerly of Russell and Marshall, MN, died November 22, 1997, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held November 25 at the First Lutheran Church in Marshall with the Rev. Jeff Swanson officiating. Burial was in the Lynd Cemetery near Lynd, MN.
Margarette was born August 19, 1920, in Island Lake Township, Lyon County, MN, to the late Alfred and Annie (Hansen) Peterson. She grew up in Lyon County where her family farmed. She attended Pleasant Hills Country School and Minneota High School where she graduated. Following her schooling she lived with her parents and worked at various jobs. She was united in marriage September 29, 1945, to Harold J. Binnebose at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. Together they lived in Lyon County, and farmed east of Russell. After Harold’s death on February 24, 1990, Margarette moved to the city of Russell for two years and later moved to the Marshall Square Apartments in Marshall. In the summer of 1997 she moved to Little Falls and lived at the Westwind Group Home and in August of 1997 became a resident of the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, residing there until her death. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Marshall and a former member of Grace Lutheran Church in Russell.
Survivors include her daughters, Emmie Burton and husband James of Edina, MN, and Pamela Wolters and husband Cedric of Little Falls; sister, Irene Swanson of Minneota, MN, and granddaughters, Andrea and Stephanie Burton of Edina.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents and a sister, Elsie Anderson.
Irene I. Measure, age 76, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died November 22, 1997, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial was held November 25 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. Burial took place in Libby, MT.
Irene was born November 6, 1921, in Little Falls to the late Stanley and Rose (Gastecki) Measure. The family moved to Libby when Irene was a young girl. She grew up and attended school in Libby. After graduating from high school, Irene attended secretarial school. After completing her schooling, she worked for Northern Pacific Freight in Seattle, WA. She also worked for Library for the Blind in Seattle. Irene retired to the Little Falls area where she was born. She has been a resident of St. Otto’s Care Center for the past several years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading and spending time doing religious studies.
Survivors include her brother, Alfred Measure of Seattle; nieces, Carole Ortiz of Albuquerque, NM, Kathy Measure of Moraga, CA, and Dorthea I. Ploeger of Hudson, WI; nephews, Mat Gamradt, Jr., of Shoreview, MN, and Leonard Gamradt of Little Falls.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Rose (Gastecki) Measure; sister, Angeline Gamradt; a nephew and a niece.
Calvin W. Karnes
Calvin W. Karnes, age 70, a resident of Little Falls, MN, formerly of Swanville, MN, died November 20, 1997, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Funeral services were held on November 24 at United Methodist Church in Grey Eagle, MN where Rev. Hilda Parks officiated. Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery.
Calvin Karnes was born May 28, 1927, in Grey Eagle to John and Erma (Fuller) Karnes. He was united in marriage to Hilda Philipsek on November 12, 1969, in South Dakota. He was em-ployed as a meat cutter for Coborn’s in Sauk Rapids, MN. He was a member of United Metho-dist Church in Grey Eagle.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Karnes of Little Falls; 12 children, Jean Rosch, of Bowlus, MN, Peggy Ross of Osakis, MN, Connie Hutchens of Alexandria, MN, Kathy Johnson of Hot Springs, SD, Oscar Karnes of Carlos, MN, Lisa Schulke of Parkers Prairie, MN, Lonnie Karnes of Burtrum, MN, Julie Karnes of Little Falls, Linda Winkelman of Avon, MN, James Philipsek of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Dennis Philipsek of Eagan, MN and Gloria Johnson of Clearwater, MN; brothers and sisters, Clayton Karnes of Long Prairie, MN, Harriet Walburn of Grey Eagle, Lawrence Karnes of St. Paul, MN, Ivan Karnes of St. Cloud, MN, James Karnes of Lincoln, NE, Jeanette Krey of Waite Park, MN, Ella Mae Bartz of Waite Park, MN, Hoyt Karnes of Swanville; 31 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Calvin Bruce Karnes and daughter, Sandra Karnes.
Casketbearers were grandchildren.
Kathryn Armstrong, age 62, a resident of the Royalton, MN, area, died Wednesday, July 23, 1997, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN.
Funeral services were held July 29 at the Brenny Funeral Home Chapel in Little Falls, MN. Pastor Steve Josephson officiated and burial was at Borgholm Cemetery in Bock, MN.
Kathryn was born in Los Angeles, CA, on August 10, 1934, to the late Willard and Alta (Wooley) Lind. As a young child, she moved to Illinois with her family and later relocated to Minnesota. Kathryn loved sewing, gardening, pets and caring for her grandchildren. Survivors include sons, Lloyd Willard Armstrong, Jr., and wife Mary of Little Falls and Scott Allen Armstrong and wife Donna of Little Falls; daughters, Mary Louise Reynolds of Minneapolis and Idella Marie Avilas and husband Louis of Coral Springs, FL; brothers, Robert Lind and wife Phylis of Princeton, MN, Willard Lind, Jr., and wife Irene of Erin, NY, and Harry A. Bird of Princeton; sisters, Hope Braaten and husband Curtis of Aitkin, MN, and Amy Florence Wilson of Oak Park, MN; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Willard Lind, Sr.; mother, Alta Lind; daughter, Jean Lind; granddauther, Heather Matis Armstrong; brother, Arthur Victor Lind; one grandson and two other granddaughters.
Casketbearers were Dick Kelley, Bill Kelley, Terry Lind, Kevin Glanz, Mark Rittenour and Mike Agresto.
Robert Braley, also known as Chef Robert’s, age 61, a resident of Randall, MN died August 17, 1997 at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN.
Funeral services were held August 20 at the Randall Funeral Chapel in Randall with Father Harold Kost officiating. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley.
Robert Braley was born May 17, 1936, in Winona, MN to Al George and Aleen Ann (White) Braley. He moved with his parents to Mandan, N.D. at an early age. Robert entered the United States Army and served in the Korean conflict. Following his honorable discharge he was in the food service industry in various parts of the country. He then started Chef Robert’s Kitchen at Shady Inn Resort on Lake Alexandria that he operated till his illness in 1994. He enjoyed dancing, pool and cooking. He was a member of the American Legion VFW of Randall.
Survivors include a son, Robert Braley of Brainerd, MN; a daughter, Connie Jean Denning of Mt. Holly, NJ; two sisters, Aldine Feher of Murphy, NC, Mary Finklein of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Bud Braley of Phoenix; special friend, Zero Johnson of Cushing, MN; step-mother, Ellen Braley of Minneapolis, MN; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter and Al.
Honorary pallbearers were Josha Dombroski, Bryan Viethf, John Peterson and Brad Veith.
Sadie C. Enlund
Sadie C. Enlund, age 94, a resident of St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls, MN, died August 14, 1997 at St. Otto’s. Funeral services were held August 16 at St. Otto’s Chapel in Little Falls, with Father Alan Wielinski and Father Harold Kost con-celebrating. Burial was in the Holy Family Cemetery at Belle Prairie, MN.
Sadie was born in Belle Prairie on July 6, 1903 to David and Sephronie (Guertin) Moran. She loved her flowers and working in the garden. Her life was her work.
Survivors include two sisters, Sylvia Bentler and Burnadette Thorp, both of Little Falls; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; brothers, Ovid, Dewey and Ted Moran; sisters, Ella Moran, Viola Geyer, Irene Allord, and Mary St. Onge.
Casketbearers were Leslie Giancola, Gerry Moran, Marilyn Nelson, Gary Bentler, Keith Bentler and Margie Binsfeld.
Evelyn Young, age 65, a resident of Little Falls, MN, formerly of Harding, MN, died August 16, 1997 at the St. Cloud Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial was said August 19 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, with Father Roger Thoennes officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Evelyn was born on March 8, 1932 in Fergus Falls, MN to Walter and Caroline (Skwerea) Chmielewski. She married Clemens A. Young at Harding, in 1949. Evelyn was a resident of the Harding area all her life before moving to Little Falls in 1975. She was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, prior to her move to Little Falls, when she became a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. George (Diane) Kowalczyk of Pierz, MN, Mrs. Thomas (Karen) Gerwing, Mrs. Donald (Darlene) Stager, Ms. Deborah Stager, Mrs. David (Brenda) Johnson and Ms. Lisa Meyer, all of Little Falls; five sons, Randy Young and wife Delores of Pierz, Steven Young of Harding, Jeffrey Young and wife Joan of Jordan, MN, Scott Young of Little Falls, and Cory Young of Minneapolis; one sister, Mrs. Frank (Pauline) Krych; two brothers, Aloise and Benedict Chimelewski; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Clemens; a daughter, Maryanne; an infant son; a granddaughter, Katie Ann Johnson; a great-grandson, Devlyn Mallak; and a sister, Mrs. Ed (Vernie) Pierzinski.
Casketbearers were grandsons: Curt Young, Shannon Kowalczyk, Jason Gerwing, Todd Gerwing, Jeremy Johnson and Levi Young.