Peter B. Lange died September 9, 1998, at the Golden Age Home in New Munich, MN.
Funeral services were held September 12 at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Francis, MN. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Peter was born in St. Francis to Frank and Katherine (Lehner) Lange. He was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Francis, the Albany Knights of Columbus Father Pierz Council 3628, the Catholic Aid Society and the St. Francis Men’s Society. He drove a gas delivery truck for Holmen Oil of Upsala, MN, for many years.
Survivors include sisters, Anna Gerads of St. Anthony, MN, Loretta Herkenhoff of Albany, MN, and Bertha Henderson of Scottsdale, AZ.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Jerry and Lawrence and six sisters, Barbara Hortsch, Agnes Voss, Frances Harren, Monica Ostendorf, Madelon and Kathryn.
Peter Herman, age 85, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died September 8, 1998, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
A memorial service was held September 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Nick Landsberger officiating.
Peter was born on November 10, 1912, in Little Falls Township, MN, to Paul and Elizabeth (Ross) Herman. He was united in marriage to Clara Fautsch on August 12, 1941, at St. Adelbert’s Catholic Church in Little Falls. He worked on the family farm in Little Falls Township and also at Kiewel and Grain Belt Brewery in Minnea-polis. Peter enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping.
Survivors include his wife Clara of Little Falls township; children Marie Sandman and husband Loren of Little Falls, Leonard Herman and wife Judy of Little Falls, Irene Moore and husband George of Little Falls, Alfred Herman of Little Falls, Richard Herman and wife Judy of Little Falls, Donald Herman and wife Sandy of Little Falls, Lois Herman of Thousand Oaks, CA, Gerald Herman and wife Mardell of Little Falls, Helen Becktold and husband Kenneth of Holdingford, MN, Diane Santala and husband Tom of Sartell, MN, and Linda Walker and husband Charles of St. Cloud; brother Bernard Herman of Little Falls; sister, Ann Dokka of Milwaukee, WI; 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and nine brothers.
Florence Larson-Carter, age 83, a resident of Apple Valley, MN, died February 22, 1999, after a three year battle with cancer.
Private services were held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A memorial service will be in May at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Cushing, MN.
Florence was born August 12, 1915, in Waseca, MN, and lived in Rochester, Bloomington, Brainerd and Motley, MN. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her daughter, Marcy (Jerry) Otto; son, Dave (Lin) Carter; grandchildren, Sue Schiffman, Steve Otto, Dan, Emilie, Andrew and Leslie Carter; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Ethan Schiffman and two brothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Harold A. Carter; second husband Earle V. Larson; two brothers; and one sister.
Loretta Welle, age 72, a resident of Lastrup, MN, died February 24, 1999, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be March 1 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lastrup with Father Roger Thoennes officiating. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery by Camp Ripley, MN.
Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, at the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz, MN. Visitation will also be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday morning at the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz.
Loretta was born May 4, 1926, to George and Anna (Held) Tretter in Lastrup where she was raised and attended school. She worked at the Brainerd Hospital in housekeeping, at St. Mary’s Villa and St. Cloud Poultry & Egg. Loretta was united in marriage to Leo Welle on January 19, 1948. Leo died on December 2, 1997. Loretta had been living at St. Mary’s Villa in Pierz for the past five years. She enjoyed crossword books, puzzles and loved to play cards.
Survivors include her sons, Clarence Welle and wife Kim of Lastrup, Joseph Welle and wife Pam of Little Falls, George Welle and wife Marlys of Sauk Rapids, MN, and Leo Welle and wife Karen of Little Falls; daughters, Barbara Welle of St. Cloud, MN, Theresa Waytashek and husband Dennis of Effie, MN, Rose Kowalzek and husband Adrian of Pierz and Ella Kowalzek of Sauk Rapids; sister, Alice Smude of Pine Center, MN; 29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and four sisters.
Casketbearers will be Scott Welle, Kevin Welle, Jonathon Welle, Daniel Welle, Scott Waytashek, Luke Kowalzek, Harlan Kowalzek and Mark Kowalzek.
Agatha Annette Wollack, age 91, a resident of Sartell, MN, died February 23 at the Country Manor Health Care Center.
Funeral services were held February 27 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN, with the Rev. Simon Bischof O.S.B. officiating. Burial was in the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Royalton.
Agatha Wollack was born January 3, 1908, in North Prairie, MN, to Frank and Lucy (War-zecha) Trettel. She attended Royalton High School and graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College in 1927. She taught at elementary schools in Benton and Morrison Counties for nine years. She married Edward A. Wollack on August 18, 1936, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in North Prairie, MN. They lived in Milwaukee, WI for two years before moving to St. Cloud in 1938, where they lived for 58 years. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, St. Augustine Christian Mothers, and was a Red Cross volunteer. Agatha was a teacher, nature lover and talented grower of flowers. She will be remembered for her kindness, quiet presence and will be an inspiration to all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband, Edward of Sartell; children and their spouses, Edward Francis and Donna Wollack of Woodville, WI, Joseph A. and Susan Wollack of Corcoran, Mary M. and Richard Lindmeier of Sartell, Lorraine R. and Richard Ring of Carmel, CA; brothers and sisters, Albert Trettel of Apple Valley, MN, Dr. Raymond Trettel of Merritt Island, FL, Cele Josetti of Brookfield, WI, and Jeanette Metz of Westminster, CA; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Regina Trettel; sister, Florence Krystosek; brothers Alphonse Trettel, Sylvester Trettel, Fr. Jerome Trettel of Maryknoll Missionaries, and Clarence Trettel; and grandson Douglas John Ring.
Marcia Yugend, age 66, of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Little Falls, MN, passed away.
Funeral services were held at the Beth El Synogogue in St. Louis Park, MN.
Marcia was a mentor, facilitator, activist and advisor. Her world encompassed so much and her influence touched so may. She was truly a bringer-together of people.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Jerry; devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Dana Yugend-Pepper and Larry Pepper of Minneapolis, Cantor Julie Yugend-Green and Dr. Warren Green, Oak Park, IL; loving “My My” of Micah, Sophie Mae and Ari Pepper, Ell and Rachel Green and many other relatives and so many friends.
Orville (Barney) Hedin, age 80, a resident of Long Prairie, MN, died February 7, 1999, at the Long Prairie Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were heldFebruary 10 at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie. Father Gerald Dalseth and Deacon Mark Zenner officiated. Burial was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Long Prairie.
Orville was born January 30, 1919, in Pillsbury, MN to Louis and Mary (Caine) Hedin. He grew up and attended Swanville School. During the summer he worked in the C.C.C. camps. On March 28, 1941 he married Lorraine Gossler in Chicago, IL. He held many jobs in several different locations such as Chicago and Alaska where he did construction work in Skagway and the Aleutian Islands. He finally retired from Mammouth Industries in Plymouth, MN. Among the things he enjoyed doing was cutting and selling wood, working and living in his cabin on Long Lake, hunting, and fishing. He was a member of St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Long Prairie.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine of Long Prairie; children, June (Rocky) Elmes of Long Prairie, Karen (Herb) Till of Hudson, WI, and Joan (Russ) Niskanen of Alexandria, MN; brothers and sisters, Kenneth, Edward, and Gene Hedin all of Swanville, MN; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mary; son Gary in 1968; brothers, Nub and Donald Hedin.
Casketbearers were Gary, Christopher and Andy Niskanen, Susan, Joe, Patrick, and Andrea Elmes, and Douglas and David Till.
Jordan J. Walcheski, 3 months, of Pierz, MN, died February 5, 1999, at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.
Funeral services were held February 9 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Morrill, MN, with the Rev. Laurn Virnig officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Jordan Walcheski was born November 4, 1998 in St. Cloud, MN to Darin and Brenda (Sobania) Walcheski.
Survivors include his parents; brother Aaron at home; grandparents Albert and Marge Walcheski, Pierz; Roger and Linnea Sobania of Foley, MN; great-grandparents Pauline Sobania of Foley; Harold and Orvella Babineau, Columbia Heights, MN and great-great-grandmother Clara Gehrke of Annandale, MN.
Stanley (Stosh) M. Lonsky, age 78, a resident of Columbia Hiehgts and North Minneapolis, MN, died January 31, 1999.
Funeral services, conducted by Father Gregory Tolaas, were held at the Malone Funeral Home in Minneapolis. Interment was at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in New Brighton, MN.
Stanley was born April 1, 1920, in Minneapolis. He and his wife, Elizabeth, had a cabin on Peavey Lake in Richardson Township, MN, for 35 years. He wasa charter member of Good Time Charlies.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Sandy, Tom and Pat, Mike and Lynn; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Helen, Marie and Catherine; and, brothers John and Ben.
He was preceded in death by his wife.
Pallbearers were Roger, Tom, Mike, Jeff, Jim and Christine Lonsky.
Carney S. Werner
Carney S. Werner died January 19, 1999.
Memorial services were held January 24, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington, DE. Intenment was in Bethesda, MD.
Carney Werner was born in Stearns County, MN, on December 25, 1918, to Henry and Margaret (Smith) Werner. He attended schools in Little Falls, MN. He spent four years in the Second Marine Division in the South Pacific during World War II. After discharge he attended college in Washington, DC and was employed with the Department of the Interior.
Survivors include three brothers and two sisters, Leslie Werner,Little Falls, Robert Werner, Inver Grove Heights, MN, Thomas Werner, Danbury, WI and Brownsville, TX, Jean Withers, Little Falls and Margaret Blumer, Eureka, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Eleanor; daughter, Sandra; second wife, Christine; and sisters, Elizabeth Teitgen and Ellen Silva.