Pauline Katzmarek, age 92, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died May 9, 1998, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial was May 13, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Father Leroy Kremer and Father Ken Brenny con-celebrating. Burial was in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery in Holdingford, MN.
Pauline was born August 16, 1905, in Arban, MN, to the late Alois and Mary (Zeus) Mayer. She grew up in the Holdingford area and was united in marriage with Alois Katzmarek in 1924 in Holdingford. During their married life, they lived in Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Harding, MN; Blue Earth, MN; and had resided in Little Falls since 1972.
Survivors include a daughter, Leola and husband Andy Anderson of Merrifield, MN; sisters, Rose Forester of Minneapolis; Priscilla Kollodge of Anoka, MN; and Emily Schneerman of Minneapolis; a grandson, Doug Anderson; and two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jessica Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alois; two brothers and three sisters.
Casketbearers were Doug and Brandon Anderson, Ron Himley, William Threlkeld IV, and Robert and Gene Katzmarek.
Helen Viola Finke, age 86, a resident of Little Falls, MN, and formerly of Corcoran, MN, died May 7, 1998, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held May 11 at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford, MN, with the Rev. William Leersson from Petra Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids, MN, officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.
Helen Viola Finke was born June 2, 1911, in Corcoran, to the late Aaron and Hannah (Hiller) Esterly. She grew up in Corcoran and attended school there. She was united in marriage to Herman Finke on May 11, 1935. She worked at Joyner’s Silverplating in Osseo, MN;KP Manufacturing in Minneapolis, MN, as well as on the farm in Corcoran. After her retirement she lived in Moorhead, MN; Carlos, MN; and, in Little Falls where she resided at the Lutheran Care Center until her death.
Survivors include a son, Willard Finke and wife Harriet of Carlos; daughter, Beverly Finke of Little Falls; sister, Irene Finke of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Rollie (Rose) Finke of Juticulpa, Honduras, Robin (Ann) Finke of Virginia, MN, Rebecca Howard and husband Michael of Miltona, MN; Rhonda Aber and husband Richard of Carlos and two great-grandchildren, Daniel and Joshua Howard.
She was preceded in death by her husband Herman in 1964; parents, brothers Milton and Harry Esterly; sisters Florence Sipe, Merle Lange, Evelyn Nelson, Ethyl Anderson and Orell Roehlke.
Funeral services were held May 14, 1998, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Opole, MN, for Gregory Feia who died May 10 in Cass County. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Gregory Feia was born January 24, 1955 ,in Little Falls, MN, to Cyril and Lorraine (Pilarski) Feia. He married Sharon Sobania on April 30, 1977, in Opole. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Opole and the Holdingford American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran and he worked for Lawngevity Lawn Care in Sartell, MN, for the past seven years.
Survivors include his wife of Holdingford; children, Gina and Adam at home; mother of Holdingford, MN; brothers and sisters, Raymond of St. Cloud, MN, Cyril, Jr., of Holdingford, Lynn Warzecha of Little Falls, Kevin of Rice, MN, Leslie Ebnet of Albany, MN and Myron of Avon, MN.
He was preceded in death by his father who died December 7, 1996, one son, William and one daughter, Melanie.
Wendy E. Clear -Goodale
Wendy E. Clear - Goodale, age 34, a resident of Delano, MN, died May 8, 1998, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, MN.
Funeral services were May 12 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle, MN, with the Rev. Ron Tibbetts officiating. Burial was in the Lakeview Cemetery in Grey Eagle.
Wendy Clear-Goodale was born in Sauk Centre, MN, to James and Gloria (Canfield) Clear. She was a graduate of Grey Eagle High School. She then moved to the Dolano area where she met Jerry A. Goodale. The couple married on July 13, 1985, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle. They resided in Delano where she was employed locally as an office manager. She enjoyed physical activities such as aerobics and running. She also enjoyed fishing and photography. She was a member ofSt. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle.
Survivors include husband Jerry Goodale of Delano; stepson, Justin Goodale of Delano; her father, James W. Clear of Grey Eagle, MN; sisters, Susan Froemming and her husband Kim of Grey Eagle, Marllyn Steinemann and her husband Norb of Little Falls, Shirley Nies and her husband Jim of Grey Eagle, Bonnie Clear of Grey Eagle, brother James H. Clear and his wife Char of St. Cloud, MN.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria Clear, and her goddaughter and niece Kaycie Nies.
Casketbearers were Jim Nies, Norb Steinemann, Kim Froemming, Ryan, Donald, Doug, Jeff and Justin Goodale.
Harold Stanley Kaehlert, formerly of Springfield, IL, and Cushing, MN, passed away May 10, 1998, at the Skyview Terrace Nursing Home in Jacksonville, IL. He was 80 years old.
Funeral services were held May 13 at Grace United Methodist Church with Dr. Jonn Wikley officiating. Burial took place at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Jacksonville.
Harold was born April 25, 1918, in Neeleyville, IL to Carl and Bertha (Slagle) Kaehlert. He married Algene Botterbusch June 14, 1941 in Bowling Green, MO. For many years he was in masonry construction in the Springfield area and later was a FAA Maintenance Technician at Capitol Airport in Springfield. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and U.C.T. He was a former member of Riverton United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre as a combat engineer. He was also a member of the Grace United Methodist Men’s Group. While in the Army Mr. Kaehlert earned two Bronze Stars for the Ryukus Island Campaign and the Southern Philippines Campaign. He also received the Good Conduct Medal.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, “Major” Ronald C. (w-Karen) Kaehlert U.S.A.F., Retir-ed, Palm Bay, FL, and Stanley E. (w-Suzanne) of Bloomington, IL; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by one grandson.
George Raymond Eckman
George Raymond Eckman, Moose Lake, MN, died May 11, 1998, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth, MN.
Services will be held May 18 at 2 p.m. at the chapel at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery by Camp Ripley. Burial will follow in the cemetery. Arrangements were with the Cremation Society of Minnesota.
George was born in St. Paul, MN on May 6, 1921 and attended St. Paul schools. He later moved to Little Falls, MN. George served in WWII from 1942 to 1945 in the European theatre of operations including the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valour. After the service he worked for the Northern Pacific RR for nine years as a lineman. He was then employed at the Moose Lake State Hospital for a short period of time as charge aide on Cottage C-1. He worked for the Lummus Construction Company while they built the International Refineries in Wrenshall, after which he transferred to the refinery where he remained for eleven years. He married Violet Lindquist in May, 1995 and they lived in Wrenshall for two years after which they moved to Island Lake near Moose Lake, which is the current residence. George again worked at the MLSH as plant maintenance engineer in the sheet metal shop from where he retired in 1986. He belonged to the Moose Lake/ Carlton VFW Post 124 and the Little Falls American Legion 46. George was very talented with the ability to work with sheet metals, wood craft and projects and he enjoyed the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife Vi and two brothers, Raphael Eckman of Little Falls and Walter Eckman of Waterford, MI.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and a sister.
Duane Robert Hoffman
Duane Robert Hoffman, age 66, passed away May 11, 1998, at his home in Richardson Township.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 15 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, MN, with Father Roger Thoennes and Father Dennis Hoffman con-celebrating. Burial took place at the Pine Tree Cemetery in Granite Twp., MN.
Duane was born on April 12, 1932, in Platte Lake, MN, to Joseph M. and Alvina (Marschel) Hoffman. He married Rose M. Wacker on October 15, 1956, at Holy Family Church at Bulldog Lake, MN. Duane founded Hoffman Gravel and Excavating Inc. in May of 1961. He enjoyed deer hunting, snowmobiling, playing cards, ice fishing, and playing in the dirt. He was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, and a veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife Rose of Richardson Township; his children Kathy Hoffman Tax of Pierz, MN, Greg of Hillman, MN, Kim and Ken Clairmont of Rogers, MN, Gary and Jackie of Hillman, Robert and Bernie of Pierz; grandchildren Jeff, Molly, Kevin, Curtis, Jonathan, Matthew, Gregory, Nick, and Cody; sisters Delores and Jim Kounkel of St. Mathias, MN, Joyce and Ray Korsten of Richfield, MN, Bernice “Beany” and Don Seagren of Onamia, MN; one brother Alvin “Sonny” and Joyce of Brainerd, MN; and mother-in-law Marie Wacker of Pierz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law Matthew Wacker, and son-in-law Bob Tax May 5, 1995.
Casketbearers were Brian, Dennis, James, Leonard, and Joseph Wacker, Duane Boser, and Jerald Banick.
Sister Mary Heiling
Sister Mary Barbara (Agnes) Heiling, age 91, died May 10, 1998, at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, MN.
A Mass of Christian burial took place at St. Francis Convent on May 13.
Sister Mary Barbara was born March 30, 1907, near Browerville, MN. She was the oldest child born to the late Frank and Julianna (Marschler) Heiling. She was accepted as a Franciscan Sister of Little Falls, MN, on August 11, 1928. She made first profession of vows on August 12, 1930, and final vows, August 12, 1933. She celebrated 60 years as a Franciscan Sister in 1988. Sister Barbara ministered to the sick and elderly, was a gardener, laundress and helper in the kitchen. She served in Wahpeton, ND, Breckenridge and Little Falls.
Survivors include her sisters, Kate Heiling, Browerville; Sister Janice, OSB, Bismark, ND; nieces and nephews and her Sisters in religious life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Peter, John and Victor and sister, Hattie.
Elizabeth Schmitt, age 96, a resident of Buckman, MN, died May 11, 1998, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 14 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman, with Father Ron Dockendorf officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Elizabeth wasborn July 1, 1901,in Rice, MN, to Anthony and Margaret Rajkowski. She was united in marriage with Rueben Schmitt on August 13, 1923, in Rice. During their marriage, they lived in St. Stephen, MN, until 1933 when they moved to Buckman. Elizabeth was a great sports fan, including the Twins and Vikings teams. She also enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Survivors include daughters, Betty and husband Robert Walquist of Marine on St. Croix, MN, Mary Ann and husband Donald Morrill of Killeen, TX, Joyce Schirmers of Rogers, MN; daughter-in-law, Freda Schmitt of Buckman; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rueben; son James; 12 brothers and sisters.
Honorary casketbearers were Anne Pohlkamp, Mary Gohl, Annie Hanneken, and Margaret Lochner.
Casketbearers were Chris Hesch, Rob Schmitt, Kenny Bemboom, Greg Schirmers, Tom Schirmers and Carol Schirmers.
Ralph C. Anderson
Ralph C. Anderson, age 69, a resident of Pierz, MN, formerly of Cushing, MN, died May 11, 1998, at his home in Pierz.
Funeral services were held May 16 at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN. Burial was in the Cushing Union Cemetery in Cushing.
Ralph Clifford Anderson was born May 10, 1929, in Cushing, Morrison County, MN, the son of the late Henry E. and Bertha S. (Thorson) Anderson. He was raised on the family farm and also farmed the same land which was homesteaded by his grandfather in 1891. He attended School District #106 and graduated from Little Falls High School in the class of 1947. He retired from farming in 1980 because of his health. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing, served as sexton for the Cushing Union Cemetery, was a charter member of the Randall - Cushing Lions Club, a member of the Elks Lodge 0615 of Brainerd and the Sons of Norway (Sagatun) Lodge #1-018 of Brainerd, charter member of the Cushing Community Club, charter member of the Randall Sportsman Club, 25-year member of the Ran-dall Community Club, National Rifle Association, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, North American Fishing Club, and served as Township Fire Warden for 28 years and was on the Cushing Town Board for 12 years.
Survivors include his sister, Betty Bellamy and husband Carl of Moundsview, MN; sister-in-law, Betty Anderson of Cushing, MN, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harlan Anderson in 1957, Henry R. Anderson in 1992 and Rudy E. Anderson in 1995.