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.
Swen C. Olson, 86 year old resident of Little Falls, MN, died April 20, 1999, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 24 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls with Rev. Leroy Kremer officiating. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery.
Swen was born June 30, 1912, in Pomeroy, IA, to Gust and Ida (Gustafson) Olson. He was united in marriage to Edith Richner on February 26, 1936, in Little Falls. The couple made their home on a farm northeast of Little Falls. Swen retired from active farming in 1975. Swen enjoyed farming, fishing and deer hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Olson; sons, Donald and wife Carol of Little Falls, Richard of Little Falls and Robert and wife Pat of Monticello, MN; daughters, Shirley Vnuk and husband Gene of Little Falls, Elaine Hovland and husband John of Duluth, MN, Diane Pyka and husband Ron of Spicer, MN, and Joyce Maus and husband Gilbert of Pierz,MN; 27 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Deborah; brother, Orville and sister, Viola.
Lillian E. Bachman
Lillian E. Bachman, age 94,a resident of Little Falls, MN, formerly of St. Paul, MN, died April 22, 1999, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.
Funeral services were held April 24 at the Swanville Bible Church in Swanville, MN, with Pastor Timothy Sumner officiating. Interment was in Springbrook Cemetery in Swanville.
Lillian Emily Bachman was born on April 2, 1905, in Swanville Township, Morrison County, MN, to the late Charles and Carrie (Johnson) Palm. She grew up and attended school in the Swanville area. She was united in marriage to John Bachman on July 2, 1937. They purchased a home in St. Paul in 1937. John passed away on March 26, 1978 and Lillian remained in St. Paul. In 1994, she moved to Little Falls to be near his family. Lillian and John’s greatest joy was taking their nieces and nephews on trips in Minnesota during the summer months. She was a member of the Swanville Bible Church in Swanville.
Survivors include her sisters, Hilma Ganz of Swanville and Florence Palm of Swanville; and, many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Carrie (Johnson) Palm; and brothers and sisters, Ellen Swanson, Anne Palm, Carl Palm, Esther Thelander, Emma Schuster, Albert Palm, Ida O’Dell, Hulda Koenig and Leonard Palm.
Clarence R. Brenny
Clarence R. (Chief) Brenny, age 78, a Carroll, IA, passed away April 19, 1999, at Carroll.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 22 at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll with Fathers Kenneth Brenny, James McCormick, Allan Reicks, Merlin Schrad and Peter Duc Nguyen con-celebrating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.
Clarence was born July 8, 1920, in Holdingford, MN, to Charles and Agnes (Katzmarek) Brenny. He served six years during World War II in the Navy. He married Irene Reicks on May 13, 1946, at St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Carroll. For 37 years, he owned and operated Brenny’s Market. During the ’70s he also operated the Carroll Warehouse Market. He was a member of Holy Spirit parish and the Men’s Club, the Knights of Columbus, the New Hope Volunteers, the Legion of Mary, the city council, andwas a Mayor Protem.
Survivors include children: Mary Clare Vaughn and husband Ed of Bellevue, NE, Mark Brenny and wife Norah of Bettendorf, IA, Mike Brenny and wife Gail-Marie of Annapolis, MD, Ann Fitzpatrick and husband Tim of Carroll, John Brenny and wife Dianna of Coal Valley, IL and James Forbes and husband Scott of Coralville, IA; and brother Fr. Kenneth Brenny of Pierz; five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Irene Brenny (1982); brothers, Stanley, Clem, Allan and Roy Brenny; sisters, Eleanor and Connie.
Pallbearers were a niece and nephews, Jim Reicks, Gary Reicks, Dick Loneman, Richard Brenny, Bob Brenny and Julie Pretti; gift bearers were (grandchildren) Mark Brenny, Brad Brenny, Katie Fitzpatrick, Kelly Fitzpatrick and Adrianna Brenny.
Lectors were Fr. Allan Reicks, Fr. Peter Duc Nguyen, Mike Brenny and Tim Fitzpatrick.
Delphine Hagstrom, age 84, a resident of Upsala, MN, died April 1, 1999, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Upsala with Father Greg Mastey officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.
Delphine was born July 13, 1914, to Paul and Irene (Kieser) Heimerl in Winsted, MN. She attended Holy Trinity School in Winsted and Eden Valley High School. Delphine worked at Honeywell and Finishing Equipment Companies when she lived in Minneapolis, MN. When she moved to Upsala, she became a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and a member of the Christian Mothers. She loved animals, playing the organ and knitting.
Survivors include her husband, Winton, of Upsala; son, Stephen Fink of Minneapolis; brother, Ramon Heimerl of Greeley, CO, and sister, Lee Draver of Superior, WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Sidney “Sid” Fink and brother, Robert Heimerl.
Casketbearers were John Stafney, Leo Hartung, Paul Gerads, Marcellus Theisen, Linus Lehner and Lloyd Hagstrom.
Chris A. Piekowski, age 83, a resident of Mounds View, MN, died March 28, 1999.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 30 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton, MN. Interment was at the Fort Snelling Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, the former Betty Konen of Pierz, MN; daughter Jan; son John; four grandchildren; two brothers, John and Florian of Minneapolis, MN, one sister, Theresa Heigl of Pierz and many relatives from Flensburg, MN, and Sobieski, MN.
Lavina C. Braun
Lavina C. Braun, age 78, a resident of Pierz, MN, formerly of Buckman, MN, died April 20, 1999, at St. Mary’s Villa in Pierz.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 23 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman with Father Ron Dockendorf officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Lavina Clara Braun was born on July 8, 1920, in Buh Township, Morrison County, MN, to the late Herman and Addie (Virnig) Boser. She grew up on a farm in Buh Township and attended country school. She was united in marriage to Reinhard Braun at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz. The couple made their home in Buckman. Lavina worked for Crestliner Boats for 16 years and at Sev’s Cafe in Buckman for four years. Following her retirement, she continued living in Buckman. In April, 1997, she became a resident of the Harmony House in Pierz. She lived there until entering St. Mary’s Villa two weeks ago. Lavina loved playing bingo, gardening, canning and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman and the Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Kapsner and husband Maury of Minneapolis, MN, Nancy Sanford and husband Jeff of Big Lake, MN, Gail Miller and husband Mike of Zimmerman, MN, Shelly Ensrud and husband Wes of Beaver Dam, WI, and Barb Braun and fiancé Tom Lutzke of Pierz; brothers Harvey Boser and and wife Helen of Minneapolis and Lloyd Boser and wife Faye of Little Falls, MN; sisters Ruby Flicker of Pierz and Doris Gwost of Little Falls; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Lavina was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Reinhard Braun.
Richard “Dick” Pollack, age 66, a resident of Sullivan Lake, Morrison County, MN, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, died May 1, 1999, at his home on Sullivan Lake.
Memorial services were held May 5 at the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, MN, with Rev. Suzanne Cekalla officiating. Burial will take place at a later time.
Richard was born February 20, 1933, in Minneapolis to the late Frank and Mary (Kulavic) Pollack. He grew up and attended school in Minneapolis, graduating from Edison High School. He was united in marriage to Jean Skillings in October 1952 at Andrews Presbyterian Church in Southeast Minneapolis. The couple resided in Minneapolis, where he worked for the United States Postal Service for 28 years. Jean passed away June 16, 1972, and Richard continued living in Minneapolis until 1992 when he retired from the post office. Richard moved to Sullivan Lake in 1992 where he resided until his death. He was a member of the Lakes Area Lions Club and Harding Snowmobile Club. Richard enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, golfing with the wooden driver, tending his garden and working around the house.
Survivors include his daughters, Claudia Hollom and husband Bruce of LeSueur, MN, and Cynthia Widemann and husband Jeff of Coon Rapids, MN; brothers, Edward Pollack and wife Edith of Sullivan Lake and Theodore Pollack of Minneapolis; sisters, Delores Barshinski of Minneapolis and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Jean in 1972 and brother, Floyd Pollack.
Norbert Mathis Junglen, age 82, a resident of Little Falls, MN, formerly of Clarion, IA, died May 2, 1999, at St. Benedict’s Center in St. Cloud, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls with the Rev. Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemtery near Little Falls.
Norbert was born March 9, 1917, in Frazee, MN, to the late Casper and Mary (Prem) Junglen. His family moved to St. Cloud where he grew up. Norbert attended and graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. Following his schooling, he worked for the Nash Finch Company. He entered the United States Army and received an honorable discharge. He returned to St. Cloud and went to bakers school under the GI Bill. He was united in marriage to Delphine L. Hohmann on June 8, 1943. In 1950, the couple moved to Clarion where he worked with his brother-in-law in the bakery business. He later owned and operated several gas service stations in Clarion. In 1997, the couple moved to St. Cloud and, in 1998, to Little Falls. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls and was a 4th Degree Knight. Norbert enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards, bowling, the Lions Club and other civic organizations he was involved in while living in Clarion.
Survivors include his wife, Delphine; daughters, Mary Uhlhorn and Susan Junglen, both of Little Falls; grandchildren, Joe Uhlhorn of Little Falls and Beth Uhlhorn of Minneapolis, MN; brother, Marcell “Marc” and wife Martha of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; sisters, Dorothy Froyen of Clarion, Eleanor Schoenecker of Cold Spring, MN, Margaret St. Aubin of Minneapolis, Donna Eickhoff of St. Cloud and Bernyce Johnson and husband Dewey of Austin, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, William, Bernard and Albert Junglen; sisters, Clothilda Schoener, Elizabeth Monrean, Irene Sweet and an infant sister, Clothilda Elizabeth and a son-in-law, Howard Uhlhorn in 1998.
Casketbearers were John Gohman, Robert Pikus, Rick Baron, Dick Wieber, Michael Schoenecker, Ton St. Aubin and Mike St. Aubin.