William “Bill” Hanneman
William “Bill” Hanneman, age 88, a resident of Swanville, MN, died March 4, 1999, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, MN.
Funeral services for Bill Hanneman were held March 8 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Swanville with Rev. John O. Grein officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
William was born April 24, 1910, in Morton, MN, to the late Julius and Bertha (Schultz) Hanneman. In 1917, the family came to reside and farm in the Swanville Township. Bill attended District 110 country school. Upon completing his schooling, he farmed with his parents. William was united in marriage to Irma A. Dobis on June 8, 1948, in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Swanville. The couple resided on the family farm in Swanville Township and farmed until retiring in1986. Bill enjoyed his animals, gardening, bowling, dancing, playing cards and visiting with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and served as a church trustee.
Survivors include his wife, Irma A. Hanneman; sons, Ronald Hanneman of Timberlake, NC, and William Hanneman, Jr., of Coon Rapids, MN; daughters, Barb Miller of Little Falls, and Sandie Ginter and husband Ray of Little Falls; brothers, Emil Hanneman and wife Myrtle of Long Prairie, MN, and Clarence Hanneman of Mankato, MN; sister, Adelia Kleinschmidt and husband Norman of Long Prairie; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ewald and Ervin Hanneman and son-in-law, Ronnie Miller.
The grandchildren were casketbearers.
Lorraine Banick, age 84, a resident of Harding, MN, passed away March 8, 1999, at St. Mary’s Villa in Pierz, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial was March 11 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding with Father Roger Thoennes officiating. Burial was at Holy Cross Parish Cemetery.
Lorraine was born on May 19, 1914, to John and Catherine (Tretter) Donek in the rural Pierz area. She was united in marriage to Stanley Banick on March 30, 1933, in Harding. Shortly after, they moved to Flint, MI, where Stanley worked for General Motors Corp. They later moved back to the Harding area where they farmed until Stanley’s death on November 23, 1977. Lorraine then moved to a house in Harding where she lived until a few weeks before her death. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Her pastimes included raising beautiful flowers, gardening, knitting mittens and socks, sewing, doing outdoor things in the summer, and playing cards. She also very much treasured visiting with family and friends.
Survivors include sons, Archie Banick of Harding, Jerald Banick and wife Bernice of Harding, Gary Banick and wife Christine of Pierz, and Dennis Banick and wife Kathleen of Little Falls, MN; brother, Reinhard Donek of Pierz; sisters-in-law, Lonah Donek and Janeice Donek of the Pierz area and many precious grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley; parents, John and Catherine Donek; sister, Alma Zapzalka and brothers, Louis, Herb and Alfred Donek.
Casketbearers were Lowell, Brad, Todd, Terry and Kevin Banick and Lee Aultman.
Honorary casketbearers were Eleanor Skochenski and Lonah and Janeice Donek.
Robert Thomas, age 82, a resident of Hillman, died at his home. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 12 at the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 13 at the Lakeview Community Church in Hillman. Funeral arrangements are through the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz.
MaryLou Garretson, age 73, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died March 8, 1999, at her residence in Little Falls.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 12 at the Brenny-Simonet Funeral Home (East Chapel). VFW Auxiliary Prayer Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. and a Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the time of service on Saturday.
Funeral servicesMarch 13 at the Brenny - Simonet Funeral Home (East Chapel) in Little Falls with Reverend Martin Langemo officiating. Burial at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery.
She was born on December 24, 1925, to Alfred and Eva (Young) Richner east of Little Falls, MN. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Little Falls and attended the country school there. As a young girl, she worked at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls and later at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Brainerd. While working at her sister’s restaurant in Tillamook, OR, she met and later wed Adron (Chuck) Garretson on October 30, 1944. The couple raised their five children in Richfield, MN. Chuck and MaryLou have made their home in Little Falls since 1986. MaryLou was a member of the V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary and enjoyed the functions there. She also enjoyed cooking for her family, reading, dancing, and playing card games. MaryLou loved sewing, tending to the houseplants and collecting owls.
Survivors include her husband Chuck Garretson of Little Falls, MN; sons, Butch Garretson and wife Barbara of Richfield, MN and Wayne Garretson and wife Patty of Savage, MN; daughters, Barb Carlson and husband Loren of Little Falls, Carol DeCroix and husband Alain of Paris, France, Kathy Hutchins and husband Ed of Spokane, WA, and Wanda Smith and husband Luther of Nellis, West Virginia; brother, Howard Richner of Little Falls; sisters, Edith Olson of Little Falls, Louise Wood of Brooklyn Park, MN, and Ella Moran of Little Falls; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Sonny and Harvey; sisters Evelyn and Ethel; and grandchild Shane.
Donald Joseph Zoren, age 67, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died March 8, 1999, at his residence in Little Falls.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 11 at the Brenny Funeral Home (West Chapel) in Little Falls. Christian Mothers Prayers will be at 4:30 p.m. parish Prayers at 6 p.m., and Knights of Columbus Office of the Dead Prayers at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the time of service at the Brenny Funeral Home (West Chapel) on Friday morning.
Mass of Christian BurialFriday, March 12 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls with Father Leroy Kremer officiating. Burial was at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Little Falls VFW Post 1112 and the Flensburg American Legion.
Donald was born on March 17, 1931, in Little Falls to the late Isadore and Stella (Vnuk) Zoren. Donald entered the United States Army on July 18, 1952, and received an honorable discharge on July 10. 1954. He served in the Korean War in the 726th T.T. Co. He was united in marriage to Norma (Theis) Zoren on June 9, 1956. They resided in Little Falls, where he worked at Hennepin Paper Company. He retired in July 1995. He was a life member of the Little Falls VFW Post 1112, and belonged to the VFW Cooties and longtime member of the honor guard. Flensburg American Legion, Knights of Columbus, and a lifelong member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Donald enjoyed walking, bowling, playing cards, doing volunteer work and his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Norma of Little Falls; son, Jim Zoren of Minneapolis, MN; daughters, Mary (Mark) Polasek of Sobieski, MN, Bart (Tom) Ernster of Fridley, MN, Sandy (Gary) Wesselman of New Brighton, MN, and Marlys of Heidelberg, Germany; four grandchildren, Neil Polasek, Sarah and Rachel Ernster and Emily Wesselman; brothers, Edward and Harold Zaren of Milwaukee, WI; sisters, Gertrude Peternell of Milwaukee, WI, Lorraine Woald of Wittenberg, WI, and Adeline (Frank) Yasgar of Little Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bill and David and three infant brothers, Richard, Raphael and Frannie; twin sister, Donna; and one infant sister, Marlys.
Casketbearers were Warren and Francis Zaren, Tom, Jerry and Jeff Yasgar and Brian Larson.
Eugene L. Caughey, died February 2, 1999, in El Sobrante, CA.
A memorial service was held March 2 at Wilson and Kratzer Funeral Home of Richmond, CA. A graveside service will be March 19 at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery south of Brainerd, MN, with Reverend Dwright Johnson officiating. Memorials may be made to Riverside Cemetery Association.
Eugene was born April 24, 1918, in Brainerd, MN, to Fr. Preston and Martha (Hohensee) Caughey. He grew up in Brainerd and graduated from Washington High School. He served two years in the Army Corps of Engineers in the states and overseas. He married Ethel (Warner) Olson on December 20, 1975, in El Sobrante, CA.
Survivors include his wife Ethel; two sons, Ron and wife Kathy of Tacoma,WA, Curtis and wife Kelly of Troy, OH; five grandchildren, Theresa, Mark Sue Ann, Megan and Sarah; two great-grandchildren, Jeremiah and Sarah; three brothers, Norman and wife Betty of Brainerd, MN; Francis and wife Evelyn of Minneapolis, MN, Bill and wife Alice of Brainerd, MN; four sisters, Kathleen (Milo) Buehler of Fort Ripley, MN, Marion Siegel and Lois (Marvin) Siegel both from Brainerd, MN, Bonnie (Lynn) Olson of Alexandria, MN, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister Marjorie and one brother-in-law, LeRoy Siegel.
Joseph Hubner, age 84, a resident of Little Falls, MN, formerly of Swanville, MN, died March 5, 1999, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.
Mass of Christian Burial was March 8 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville with Father Thomas Meyer officiating. Burial was at St. John’s Parish Cemetery.
Joseph was born June 17, 1914, to Joseph B. and Anna (Maciej) Hubner in Glyndon, MN. As a child, Joseph moved to Little Falls and Royalton, MN. Joseph did logging in the Blackduck area and drove milk truck in Valley City North Dakota for several years. He later moved to the Swanville area where he had farmed for 50 years. Joseph loved farm life and to make wood. He also liked to work in the church. He is a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and also a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Swanville.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Hubner of Elk River, MN; son, James of Bloomington, MN; daughters, Kathryn Gessell of Little Falls, MN, and Maryanne Hubner of Long Prairie, MN; brothers, Peter Hubner of Sobieski, MN, John Hubner of Sartell, MN, and Simon Hubner of Bloomington, MN; sisters, Helena Schneider of San Diego, CA, Anna Wielenski of Olivia, MN, Sophia Peterson of Missoula, MT, and Rita Willard of Brainerd, MN; three grandchildren, David, Megan and Jayme and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Mary, Margie and Catherine.
Casketbearers were Jim Kraska, Don Kraska, Ron Hubner, John Schuett, Bob Blenkush and Rick Gutormson.
Honorary casketbearers were old friends, neighbors and members of St. John’s parish.
Clarence W. Proper, age 73, a resident of Brooklyn Park, MN, died.
Services were held March 13 at the Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park. Interment was at the Glen Hoven Cemetery.
Clarence was a longtime member of Mason Local #2.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle; aunt, Lula and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by brother, Vernon H. Proper.
Arlene Reed, age 39, a resident of Avon, MN, formerly of Holdingford, MN, died March 9, 1999.
Services were held March 13 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Arlene Reed was born June 24, 1959, in St. Cloud, MN, to Leander and Louise (Reischl) Bieniek. She married Raymond Reed July 25, 1987, at the St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. She was a member of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. She worked as a home care assistant at the Das Goldene Wohnheim/For Elderly in New Munich, MN.
Survivors include her parents from Holdingford; husband of Avon; brothers and sisters, Joan Pilarski of St. Joseph, MN, Kenneth of Rice, MN, Marlene of Holdingford, Mary Jo Klein of Holdingford, Ron of Monticello, MN, and Dan of Holdingford and grandmother, Julia Bieniek of Opole, MN.
Cecilia Buchele, age 94, a resident of Milaca, MN, passed away March 10, 1999, at Milaca.
Funeral services were held March 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Milaca, with Father Richard John officiating. Burial was in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Hillman.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.