Joseph P. Czech, age 85, a resident of Bowlus, MN, died July 11, 1998, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 14 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bowlus with Father Laurn Virnig officiating. Burial was at the parish cemetery. Military rites were provided by the Bowlus American Legion Post 642 and VFW Post 1112 of Little Falls.
Joseph was born March 16, 1913, in Elmdale Township to Vincent and Elizabeth (Fussy) Czech. He was raised and attended rural school in Upsala, MN. Following school he lived in the area where he farmed. In March of 1942 he joined the U.S. Army. He was discharged in September of 1945. Following his discharge, he continued farming until retiring in 1978. Joseph was a supervisor of Elmdale Township for 17 years, usher for his church for many years, life member of Little Falls VFW Post 1112, Opole Catholic War Vet and Bowlus American Legion Post 642 where he served as Post Commander and Adjutant.
Survivors include his sisters, Helen Biniek of St. Paul, MN, and Connie Czech and Julia Czech, both of Bowlus, and his brother, John Czech of Anchorage, AK.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Casketbearers were Jerome Fussy, Tom Fussy, John Tchida, Raymond Czech, Michael Reis and Alphonse Pollock.
Carolyn Beck, age 96, a resident of Foley, MN, and formerly of rural Rice, MN, died July 10, 1998, at Foley Nursing Center in Foley.
Funeral services were held July 14 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Ramey, MN. The Rev. John Ramsbacher officiated. Burial was in the Lone Pine Cemetery, Morrill, MN.
Carolyn Beck was born December 1, 1901, in Muscatine, IA, to William and Maude (Scott) Miller. She married Harold Beck August 30, 1925, in Morrill Township, Morrison County. She had lived in Swatara from 1927 to 1942 and had lived and farmed in Graham Township, Benton County, since then. She had lived in the Foley Nursing Center since 1994. She was the volunteer ‘Sunshine Lady’, greeter at the Foley Nursing Center. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Ramey.
Survivors include her son, Clifford and Frances of Sauk Rapids; and daughter, Betty Winscher of Royalton, MN; brothers, Rauland Miller and Raymond Miller of Morrill; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband anda sister, Charlotte Winscher.
Honorary pallbearers were Damon Winscher and Brent Ihnen.
Pallbearers were Mark Ihnen, Chris Burkhard, Bill Winscher, Carly Winscher, Randy Winscher, and Lee Winscher.
Richard Kurtz, age 66,a resident of Pierz, MN, died July 6, 1998, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 10 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz with Father Ken Brenny officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Richard was born on September 6, 1931, in Granite Township to Joe and Elizabeth (Waytashek) Kurtz. He was united in marriage with Shirley Nohner on October 8, 1960. He farmed near Pierz until retiring in 1992. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ricing, playing cards, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Pierz; children, Caroline Welle of Foley, MN, Janet Kurtz of Royalton, MN, Donna Kurtz of Rice, MN, Sharon Toscano and husband Amauri of Ansonia, CT, Wayne Kurtz and wife Theresa of Pierz, Linda Kurtz of Hutchinson, MN, and, Nancy Kurtz of Pierz; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Irene, Frances and Viola.
Casketbearers were Jerry Eller, John Kurtz, Kenny Jedlicki, Gary Meyer, Joe Nohner and Alan Nohner.
Irene O. Juetten
Irene O. Juetten, age 73, a resident of rural Hillman, MN, died Thursday, July 9, 1998, at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN.
Funeral services were held July 13, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Ramey. The Rev. John Ramsbacher officiated. Burial was in the Lone Pine Cemetery, Morrill.
Irene Juetten was born July 14, 1924, in Hillman Township, Morrison County, MN, to George and Helen (Florek) Emerson. She married Alponse Juetten August 25, 1956, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN. She had lived in Minneapolis until 1959. She had worked as an inspector for Telex Mfg. in St. Paul for 19 years. In 1959, the couple moved to rural Hillman where they farmed. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Ramey where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. Irene enjoyed fishing, gardening, cards, berry picking and cooking.
Survivors include her son, Gary of Hillman; sister, Alice Johnson, Pierz; and a granddaughter, BethyJo of Hillman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Al, August 21, 1993; and a brother, Norman Emerson.
Pallbearers were Kenny Juetten, Ronnie Johnson, Byron Waytashek, Larry Emerson, Dennis Johnson and Jerry Juetten.
Honorary pallbearers were Laurette Waytashek, Hannah Johnson, Bob Juetten, Wayne Juetten and Ralph Emerson.
Dorothy Fimon, age 90, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died July 8, 1998, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
Services were held July 11, at St. Otto’s Care Center Chapel with Rev. Mel Lundeen officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery in Royalton, MN.
Dorothy Fimon was born December 8, 1907, in Royalton, to the late Joseph and Barbara (Noe) Fimon. She was a lifetime resident of Little Falls, where she worked as a housekeeper.
Survivors include nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Barbara (Noe) Fimon; brothers, Joseph and Lester Fimon; sisters, Clara Frazel, Coretta Schmelzer, Elizabeth Norberg, Margaret, Rosella, Delia and Maude Fimon.
Pallbearers were nieces and nephews.
Lawrence J. Liners
Lawrence J. Liners, age 85, a resident of Hillman, MN, former resident of Brainerd, MN, died July 13, 1998, at St. Cloud Hospital.
Lawrence was born December 3, 1912, in Brainerd to Omar and Frances Liners. He had owned and operated the Spring Brook Resort in Rice, MN, and the Chicken Shack in Hillman.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Daniel and Terrance Liners; two daughters, Rebecca Majerus and JoAnne; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a brother, Hank Liners.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clarence and son, Jerry.
Irene Capko, age 83, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died July 13, 1998, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 16 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Father Leroy Kremer officiating. Burial was at Our Lady of Lourdes parish cemetery.
Irene was born April 4, 1915, in Delano, MN, to Andrew and Christina (Czech) Gnitka. She married George Capko on February 7, 1945. They had two children. The couple farmed all of their lives, starting at Swanville, then to Delano, Meyer and Maple Lake. They retired in Maple Lake for seven years, then moved to Little Falls. Irene was a caring person and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis and wife Barb of Maple Lake, MN, and Donald and wife Ruby of Monticello, MN; brothers, Basil and Sam Gnitka; sisters, Catherine Fautsch, Susan Styrbicky, Anna Klick and Cecilia Barthel; grandchildren, David Bartel, Dennis Jr., Erik, Lori, Donald Jr., Cindy, Sarah and Crystal Capko; and, great-grandchildren, Darick and Shelby Bartel, Jamie, Ryan and Tylor Capko.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank, John, Matt and Andrew Gnitka; sisters, Mary Lyrek, Lucy Motzko, Margaret Secora, Florence Gnerer and Genevieve Sobczynski and grandson, Scott Capko.
Casketbearers were Dennis Jr., Erik, Larry and Jerry Capko, Ricky Klick and Dale Klick.
Jerome Ringwelski, age 74, a resident of Sobieski, MN, died August 23, 1998, at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held August 27 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Sobieski, with Father Raymond Donnay officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Jerome was born on May 25, 1924, in Little Falls, MN, to Isidore and Julia (Boros) Ringwelski. He grew up in the Sobieski area. He was united in marriage to Bernadette (Moritz) Ley in May, 1967, in St. Anna, MN. They farmed in the Sobieski area all their lives. He enjoyed farming and gardening. He was a member of the Sobieski Lions Club.
Survivors include daughters, Brenda and husband Ken Kuchenmeister of St. Cloud, and Becky and husband Leon Vetsch of Little Falls; sons, Hubert Ley of Oak Harbor, WA, Tim and wife Lynn Ley of Little Falls, Harold ad wife Julene Ley of Sobieski, and Jerry Ringwelski, JR., of Sobieski; 20 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. MaryAnn Koroll of Elmdale; brothers, Joseph and wife Anella Ringwelski of Bowlus, and Robert Ringwelski, whose address is unknown at this time.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bernadette; parents, Isidor and Julia; sister, Lucille Koroll;and brother, Father Raymond Ringwelski.
Casketbearers were Paul and Peter Fussy, Bernard Frank, Dennis Koroll, Tom Ringwelski and Tony Boras.
Marjorie Meier, age 65, a resident of Pierz, MN, and a former resident of Long Prairie, MN, died August 24, 1998, at St. Mary’s Villa in Pierz.
Funeral services were held August 26 at the Brenny - Simonet Funeral Home (East Chapel) in Little Falls, MN, with Pastor Hilda A. Parks officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans’ Cemetery near Camp Ripley, MN.
Marjorie was born April 22, 1933, to Lyle and Goldie Ruth (Walters) Reed in Waubay, SD. She was united in marriage to Art Meier on May 18, 1962, in LuVerne, MN. The couple made their home in the Long Prairie area for many years. Marjorie enjoyed crafts, baking, playing cards, and her grandchildren. She was a past member of the Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Art Meier of Long Prairie; daughter, Skyla K. Willaert and husband John of Gaylord, MN; mother Goldie Ruth Walters of Sioux Falls, SD; sister, Ramona Moe and husband Delphys of Sioux Falls; two grandchildren, Cory James Johnson and Tyler John Willaert; and, many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lyle Reed.
Hildegarde Nolan, age 68, a resident of Gilbert, AZ, and formerly of Little Falls, MN, died August 22, 1998 at Phoenix, AZ.
Memorial services were held August 29 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Janesville, MN, with the Rev. Syl Brown officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Hildegarde Nolan was born December 29, 1929, in St. Cloud, MN, to James and Hildegard (Hilger) Twomey. She married Dick Nolan October 15, 1955, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, St. Cloud. She graduated from St. Benedict’s College, St. Joseph, MN, in 1951 and had taught English and girl’s physical education in Janesville from 1951-1953 and at Pine Island from 1953 to 1955. She had been employed as a proofreader for newspapers in LeSueur and Little Falls. Hildy was a district manager in circulation for the St. Cloud Daily Times before moving to Nevada in 1987. She was a member of St. Gall’s Catholic Church, Garderville, NV, VFW Post Auxiliary #8583, the Literacy Center and the Northern Nevada Literacy Council. She hadrecently moved to Gilbert, AZ.
Survivors include her husband, Dick Nolan, Phoenix; daughters and sons, Ann, LaJolla, CA, Patti, Sacramento, CA, John, Gilbert, AZ, Kay Upchurch, San Diego, CA, Judy Wright, Chandler, AZ, Terry, Cary, IL; brothers and sisters, Ione Daniel, St. Cloud, Jerry Twomey, Little Falls, Renee Twomey, Roseville, MN, Elaine Stramer, Hazelton, ND, Kathleen Pecchia, Moose Lake, MN, Dr. David Twomey, Golden Valley, MN, Julie Wenner, St. Cloud, Barbara Wolfe, Helena, MT; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dr. James Twomey.