Vivian Tembreull, age 80, a resident of Pierz, MN, died February 15, 1999 at her residence.
Mass of Christian Burial was held February 18 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz with Father Ken Brenny officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s parish cemetery.
Vivian was born August 4, 1918, to Benjamin and Eliza (Dowell) Gragg in Dante, VA. Vivian was united in marriage to Victor Tembreull on January 3, 1946, in Pierz and lived on the family farm until her death. She was a member of Christian Mothers and Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include one son, Roger Tembreull of Pierz; daughters, Rose Tembreull of Brainerd, MN, Jean Holt and husband Wayne of Fosston, MN, and Janet Buersken and husband Tom of Royalton, MN; daughter-in-law, Cathie Tembreull of Pierz and four granddaughters, Lacy Tembreull, Jessica Tembreull, Callie Holt and Angela Holt
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Victor; son, Donald; daughters, Linda and Mary Ellen and two sisters.
Casketebearers were Fred Sauer, Gerald Tschida, LeRoy Ross, Marvin Burggraff, Bob Andres and Ray Johanson.
Arline Cichon, age 70, a resident of Swanville, MN, died February 26, 1999, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial was held March 2 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Elmdale, MN, with Father Greg Mastey officiating. Burial was at the St. Edward’s Parish Cemetery.
Arline was born on June 22, 1928, to Harry and Ruby Elizabeth (Jahncke) Molde in Little Falls, MN. Arline was united in marriage to Lawrence Cichon on June 1, 1954, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls. She graduated from Swanville High School in 1946 and then attended beauty school in Minneapolis, MN. She worked as a beauty operator in Detroit Lakes, MN, then worked at the Underwood Typewriter Company in Minneapolis. She moved to Little Falls and worked as an operator for the Northwest-ern Bell Telephone Company from 1951 to 1954. After marrying Lawrence in 1954, they farmed near Swanville. Arline was a member of the Rosary Society and St. Edward’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed quilting.
Survivors include her husband Lawrence Cichon of Swanville; sons Richard Cichon and wife Kristine of Winona, MN and DuaneCichon and wife Debbie of Reno, NV; daughter Cheryl Cichon of Sartell, MN; sister Carmen DeFoe of Sobieski, MN; and granddaughters, Jennifer Maine and Aimee Cichon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Bernadine.
Casketbearers were Jerry Retka, Dennis Retka , Tim DeFoe, Rodney Cichon, Dennis Venske, and John Tschida.
Martha Abitz, age 99, a resident of St. Cloud, MN, formerly of Paynesville, MN, died February 27, 1999, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Private funeral services were held March 2 at the Brenny Funeral Home (West Chapel) in Little Falls, MN, with Reverend John Abitz officiating. Burial will be ata later date.
Martha was born on July 1, 1899, to Ferdinand and Sophie (Schultz) Bauman in Paynesville. As a young person, she worked at “Tuck’s Cafe” in Paynesville. Martha was united in marriage to William Abitz on July 9, 1917, in St. Cloud. She was an inspector at Tony Down’s in St. James, MN. Of her six children, five of them served their country during World War II. Martha also had an antique business.
Survivors include her sons Rev. John Abitz of Fort Worth, TX, and Lowell Abitz of Casper, WY; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Lindbeck of Dallas, TX and Mrs. Robert (Winnie) Galbraith of Little Falls; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons; four brothers; and seven sisters.
Anna Fredrickson, age 92, died February 26, 1999, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial was held March 3 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bowlus, MN, with Father Silverius Schmitt officiating and Deacon Jerry Roth assisting. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Anna was born on May 23, 1906, to Albert and Frances Antnowski in LeCenter, MN. She was a beautician for Field and Slick in St. Paul for many years. She went into service during World War II as a driver for the general staff. Anna was united in marriage to Captain Carl Frederickson during World War II. After service, she went back to being a beautician in many communities. Anna was a past commanderof the American Legion Auxiliary in San Pedro, CA. In 1993, she moved back to Little Falls to the Alverna Apartments and then retired to St. Therese Nursing Home in New Hope, MN.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen Phillips and husband Michael of Maple Grove, MN; brothers George Zierden of Denver, CO, Donald Smith of Aberdeen, WA, and Sylvester Doroff of Long Prairie, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Carl; sister Lucille Ohotta, and two other sisters.
Casketbearers were Michael Phillips, Maryrose Capko, Don Zierdon, Lorraine Doroff, John Waletski, and Kent Roth.
Elizabeth “Granny” J. Gessell, age 92, a resident of Swanville, MN, died February 12, 1999, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN. Funeral services were held February 15 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville with Father Thomas Meyer officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Elizabeth was born March 17, 1906, in St. Anna, MN, to the late Michael and Elizabeth “Louise” (Lette) Birchem. She grew up in St. Anna, Big Lake, MN, and Elk River, MN. She was united in marriage to Joseph Gessell on January 20, 1925, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville. The couple made their home in Swanville where they owned and operated Gessell feed Mill. Granny worked in the office at the feed mill from the late 1920s to the late 1950s when she and her husband retired. Following their retirement, the couple continued living in Swanville. Joseph died November 30, 1979. Granny enjoyed quilting, crocheting, baking, playing cards, fishing and restoring antiques. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville, the Christian Mothers and the St. Elizabeth Mission Group.
Survivors include her sons, Richard Gessell and wife Lucille of Swanville, John Gessell and wife Marge of Swanville, Frank Gessell and wife Helen of Swanville and Joseph Gessell and wife Shirley of Swanville; daughter-in-law, Noreen Gessell of Swanville; 24 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph Gessell; son, Donald Gessell and brothers, Joseph and Victor Birchem.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark Gessell and Granny’s granddaughters.
Active casketbearers were Robert, David, Steve, Lyle, John, Jr., and Brent Gessell.
Chad Gessell gave the eulogy and was the lector.
Mary Katherine Perlinger, age 90, a resident of Fort Ripley, MN, died February 26, 1999, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village.
Funeral services were held March 2 at St. Mathias Catholic Church with Father Paul Fruth officiating. Burial was in St. Mathias Cemetery.
Mary was born April 20, 1908, in Minneapolis, MN, to Michael and Katherine (Kirschbaum) Wally. She was a member of St. Mathias Catholic Church, St. Mathias Ladies Aid and the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed praying the rosary. She never missed a grandchild or great-grandchild’s birthday. She liked to crochet, garden, grow flowers and sew.
Survivors include her husband, Andrew Perlinger; sons, Larry Perlinger of Brainerd, MN, and Gary Perlinger of Waseca, MN; daughters, Margaret Lightner of Brainerd, Ann Namyst of Woodbury, MN, Clara Perlinger of Minneapolis, MN, Elaine Doucette of Winslow, AZ, and Joan Thesing of Fort Ripley; 28 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; brothers, John Wally of Little Falls, MN, and Michael Wally of Minneapolis; sisters, Betty Wally of Minneapolis, Marie Kraklau of Brainerd and Ann Whalen of Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Gangestad; sisters, Margaret Ryan and Martha Wally and a brother, Frank Wally.
Elma C. Cowles, age 86, a resident of Waseca, MN, died February 25, 1999, at her home.
Services were held March 6 at Faith United Methodist Church in Waseca with the Rev. Katherine Horn officiating. A spring burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Elysian, MN.
Elma was born January 2, 1913, to Charles and Lilly (Dehn) Sutter in Waterville, MN. She attended country school and Waseca High School. She married Norbert “Bill” Cowles January 1, 1941, at Blooming Grove Methodist Church in Waseca County. They lived in Elysian for a few years before moving to Waseca. She was employed by Brown Printing and J.C. Penney’s in Waseca. They lived in Lake Havasu City and Yuma, AZ, from 1968 to 1996. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 228.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Nancy Krueger of Middleville, MI, Shirley Mittelstaedt and husband Dale of Waseca and Ruth Ann Miller and husband Donald of Burnsville, MN; two sons, Robert and wife Bonnie of Apple Valley, MN, and Art and wife Mary of St. Paul, MN; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one grandson and seven brothers.
Anne Scheeler, age 83, a resident of Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River, MN, formerly of Swanville, MN, died February 25, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial was held March 1 at the Brenny Funeral Home (West Chapel) in Little Falls, MN, with Father Thomas Meyer officiating. Burial was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish Cemetery in Swanville.
Ann was born January 3, 1916, to Mathius and Eva (Truth) Korang in Havlock, ND. She was united in marriage to Raymond John Scheeler on November 5, 1934. They moved to Minnesota in 1956 from Dickenson, ND. Raymond died December 24, 1977. Ann spent most of her life as a homemaker, then in later years worked at the Corner Cafe in Swanville until she retired.
Survivors include sons, Maurice Scheeler and wife Helen of Coon Rapids, Ellsworth Scheeler and wife Barbara of Raymond, MN, and Raymond L. Scheeler and wife Paula of New Florence, MO; daughters, Elvera Gessell and husband Duane of Coon Rapids and Joyce Richwine and David Miller of Becker, MN; sisters, Mary Urlacher of Denver, CO, and Christine Koltes of Hettinger, ND; 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond; parents; brothers, Frank, Peter, Mike and Nick and sisters, Barbara, Elizabeth and Agnes.
Casketbearers were Mike Scheeler, Bill Gessell, Nick Scheeler, Steve Scheeler, David Scheeler and Will Scheeler.
Honorary casketbearers were Gabriel Richwine, Jordan Scheeler and Tony Shelton.
Kenneth Franklin Hayes, age 73, a resident of Pierz, MN, died March 1, 1999, at his home in Platte Township, Morrison County, MN.
Funeral services were held March 4 at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN, with the Rev. Jan Boseman officiating. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls. Military rites were conducted by Little Falls VFW Post 1112.
Kenneth was born March 15, 1925, in Platte Township, Morrison County, to the late Frank and Cora (Sween) Hayes. He grew up in Platte Township and attended a country school. After his schooling, Kenneth lived at home and helped his parents farm. He entered the United States Army on January 22, 1945, and received an honorable discharge on November 23, 1946. While in the military, he earned the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Kenneth was united in marriage to Inez M. Gorton on March 15, 1947, in Brainerd, MN. Following their marriage, the couple lived and farmed in Platte Township where he resided until his death. He also worked for Bolister’s in Pierz. Kenneth was a former Platte Township Supervisor, life member of the Little Falls VFW Post 1112, past member of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association and was a current member of the Minnesota Water Fowl Association and was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Survivors include his wife, Inez; son, Craig and wife Glenda of Brainerd; daughters, Geraldine “Geri” Hines and friend Jim McLennan of Cushing, MN, and Donna Hinnenkamp and husband Thomas of Little Falls; brother, Gene Hayes of Brainerd; sisters, Lillian Swaser and husband Leo of Pierz, Dorothy Ernst and friend Tony Bruno of Brainerd, Eleanor Young and husband Mike of Pierz, Esther Knopik and husband Bud of Pierz and Dorine Olson of Brainerdand friend Mel Boser of Pierz; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Patrick Fabro.
Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Hayes, Paul Tatro, Mel Boser, Alan Keehr, Gene Kapus, Carman Hebler and Harry Dircks.Casketbearers were Carry Swaser, Wes Young, Kevin Hayes, Doug Olson, Kevin Dircks and Lonny Swaser.
John H. Dominick, age 79, a resident of Pierz, MN, died February 25, 1999, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, MN.
Funeral services were held March 1 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz with Rev. Kenneth Brenny officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
John was born July 25, 1919, in Hillman Township, Morrison County, MN, to the late Albert and Caroline (Chastek) Dominick. He grew up in Hillman Township and attended District 97 school. He graduated from Little Falls High School in 1937. John entered the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1941 and served as a B-17 bombardier stationed in England. He was honorably discharged from active duty in December, 1945, but continued in the Air Force Reserve until retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 1968. John was united in marriage to Donna M. Schroeder on January 7, 1947, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz. He worked as an independent insurance agent in the Pierz area until he sold the agency to Willie Schommer in 1984. John also worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier from 1952 until retiring in September, 1978. He enjoyed baseball, hunting, fishing, playing cards and coffee time at the Old Bank. John was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz, Pierz American Legion Post 341 and the Anniversary Club.
Survivors include his son, John “Jay” Dominick and wife Kathy of Pierz; daughters, Nancy Juetten and husband Herb of Pierz, Cindy Zamzow and husband Dennis of Glenwood, MN, Wendy Young and husband Dave of Harding, MN, and Laurie Janson and husband Jerry of Pierz; brother, Russell Dominick and wife Evelyn of Pierz; sisters, June Gau of Pierz, Ora Posner of Centerville, UT, and Ettie Super and husband Al of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, John Schotl, Christopher and Amanda Juetten, Shannon, Amy and Nicole Young, Shawn, Nathan and Scott Janson, Katera, Andrew and Kim Nieman and Kari Dominick and great-grandson, Tannor Boxwell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna on June 25, 1997; parents; brother, Bruce Dominick and two grandchildren, Michael Schotl and Katie Dominick.
Honorary pallbearers were Lee Meyer, Ray Solinger, Harold Meyer, Jim Shaft, Marne Nagel and Ron Nagel.
Pallbearers were John Schotl, Gary Jutz, Adam Libby, Brad Dominick, Kim Gau and Shawn Janson.