The Princeton Union-Eagle » Announcements Community newspaper of Princeton, Minn. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:21:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Shirley A. Sanborn Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:13:21 +0000 Shirley   A.  Sanborn

Shirley Sanborn (Foss), age 86, of Andover, Minnesota, died November 18, 2014.
Preceded in death by loving husband, Marvin and eight siblings.
Survived by children, Sonee (Paul) Bergquist and Dale (Vicki) Sanborn; grandchildren, Grant, Blake and Grace Bergquist, Ryan, Noah, Connor, Logan and Taylor Sanborn; siblings, Warren Bud (Marlene) and Leland Speed (Debbie); numerous nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends.
Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Constance Evangelical Free Church, 16150 Crosstown Boulevard Northwest, Andover with visitation at the church one hour prior to the service. Private interment Morningside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.
Arrangements with Gearhart Funeral Home (763) 755-6300.

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Gladys Mabel Weinhold Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:14:45 +0000 Gladys   Mabel  Weinhold

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Santiago, Minnesota for Gladys Weinhold who died Friday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Friends and relatives may call from 12 noon until the time of service Thursday at the church in Santiago. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
Gladys Mabel Weinhold was born in Glendorado Township in Benton County to Gunder and Caroline Tomine (Nelson) George. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1937. After receiving a college certificate, she taught school at a district northeast of Princeton.
Gladys married Sam Weinhold on May 8, 1943 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in rural Santiago, Minnesota. She moved to Inglewood, CA where she worked as a bank teller and loan officer while Sam served in the Army in the Pacific. In the spring of 1947, they returned to Minnesota where they purchased the farmstead in Sherburne County. Sam passed away in 2004, after which Gladys moved to Princeton, where she resided until moving to Sauk Rapids in the summer of 2009.
Gladys was one of the first female insurance agents for Aid Association for Lutherans. She then worked for Fingerhut Manufacturing in the Princeton office and later in St. Cloud. She worked as a department supervisor, retiring after more than 25 years. Gladys was a life-long member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and was also a member of the Glendorado VFW Post # 806 Auxiliary.
Gladys enjoyed sewing and was actively involved in Our Saviors Ladies Aid and Sewing Circle. She loved to read the many magazines she so kindly purchased from the neighborhood children for school projects and was a lifelong subscriber to the Princeton Union Eagle. She never missed an opportunity to send cards and letters to acknowledge friends and family for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or condolences.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; her parents, Gunder and Caroline; sister, Inez Anderson; brothers, John, Helmer, Walter, Arthur, Leonard and Clair George.
Survivors include her children, Sharon Shumski of Fairmont, Minnesota, Sandra Nelson and her husband Rev. David of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Julie Ryan of Edina, Minnesota; six grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; twelve great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.

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Arneta Stanchfield Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:13:08 +0000 Arneta   Stanchfield

Arneta D. Stanchfield of Princeton, MN, passed away November 6, 2014, peacefully in her home, at the age of 91.
She was preceded in death by her first husband James Stanchfield, her second husband John Nelson, her parents Arthur and Irene Wiedewitsch, and brothers, Russell and Clarence Wiedewitsch.
She is survived by her son Elton (Esther) Stanchfield, grandson Shawn (Heidi) Stanchfield, two great grandchildren Aryn and Adrienne Stanchfield, and two step grandchildren Corina and Cameron Goltz.
There will be a family service to be held at a later date in her memory.

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Elizabeth R. Christensen Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:13:26 +0000 Elizabeth    R.   Christensen

Elizabeth Ruth Christensen, age 89, of Princeton, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Elim Home in Princeton.
Elizabeth was born July 12, 1925, in Princeton, MN, the daughter of Ralph and Emelia (Findorff) Angstman.
Elizabeth graduated from Princeton High School then was united in marriage to her sweetheart Melvin Mick Christensen on November 20, 1943 in Amarillo Texas. The couple made their home in Minneapolis for 34 years before they moved back to Princeton. The couple owned Princeton Aviation and both had a passion for flying.
Elizabeth loved animals, especially birds and bird watching. She was also an exceptional baker. Elizabeth was very involved in the community and Freshwaters United Methodist Church, Brook Campus. Elizabeths number one concern in life was always her family. She was a strong, generous, compassionate woman that leaves a remarkable legacy for her family. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her children, Iryse (Wayne) Howard, Lynnette Christensen, Melvin (significant other, Lynne Bolton) Christensen, Michael (Jan) Christensen and Suzanne (Thomas) Belair; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Ralph Angstman.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. at Freshwaters United Methodist Church, River Campus in Princeton on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday. Interment will be in Oak Knoll Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton.

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Ralph Smithers Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:15:17 +0000 Ralph J. Smithers, age 80, was born Dec. 3, 1933 in Princeton to Benjamin and Ruth Smithers. He went to be with Jesus Oct. 23, 2014 at North Ridge Care Center, New Hope, MN.
He graduated from Princeton High School in 1952. He entered the U.S. Army in Aug. 1956 spending time in Germany. He was united in marriage to Dolores Thon May 25, 1963 at St. Peters Catholic Church in North St. Paul, MN. They resided in Ramsey, MN., and Ralph was employed at Hoffman Engineering in Anoka, MN almost 30 years.
Ralph was a member of Knights of Columbus and Prayer Group Leader at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Anoka for many years. Their family was honored as Family of the year. Ralph was a simple humble, kind, prayerful person and was well liked by all who knew him. Many were touched by Ralphs life and received Gods graces and blessings as a result of his prayers. He also was a pro-life advocate. He loved antiques and purchased a 4 dr. 1929 Oakland car from brother Tom, while in high school. He gave rides to friends to and from school in it. Ralph loved playing guitar and harmonica in the band The Triangles, (3 brother-in-laws). He wrote, sang, recorded a few of his songs. He played the harmonica up until a few days before his passing.
Preceded in death by parents, brother Tom Smithers, sister Violet Brisson.
Survived by beloved wife Dolores, children, Chris, Nick, Randy (Kim), Dave (Dory), and Cally; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sisters, Kathleen Burke, Jane Northfield, Iris Anderson, Ione Puntsack, brother-in-law Ken Brisson (band partner).
Mass of Christian burial was Oct. 30, 2014 at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Anoka, MN. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Anoka, MN.
Well done my good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:21.

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Dale K. Betzler Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:15:11 +0000 Dale    K.   Betzler

Dale Kenneth Betzler, 75, Princeton, died Nov. 6, 2014, at Fairview Princeton Hospital.
He was born May 24, 1939, in Princeton, MN, to the late Max and Anita (Oelschlager) Betzler.
He graduated from Princeton High School in 1957. He married Carole Reichle on Aug. 1, 1958. They were married 51 years.
Survivors include his sons Jeffrey, Duluth, Jerry (Linda), Sioux Falls, S.D. and Jason (Cindy), Princeton; daughters Jackie (Dan) Springman, Elk River, Jana (Paul) Court, Cold Spring and Julie (John) Sautter, Princeton; 17 grandchildren; brothers Roger and Russell; and mother-in-law, Mathilda Reichle.
He was preceded in death by his wife Carole, sons Gregory and Joel and daughter Janelle.
The funeral is at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13th at Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, Princeton. Gathering for friends and family will be at 2 p.m.
Burial will be at St. Edwards Parish Catholic Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials preferred to the Princeton Food Shelf.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton.

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Lee Roy Lueckemeyer Fri, 07 Nov 2014 23:22:42 +0000 Lee   Roy  Lueckemeyer

Lee lost his battle to cancer, Tuesday, 11/04/14. He is preceded in death by his mother and father. He leaves his wife Renae, daughter-Tamara Patrick, and sisters, Nancy Pierce and Connie Gossard.

Lee was part owner of Tims Plumbing and Heating until 2006 when he moved back to Texas.

He will be missed. Rest in peace Lee.

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Jerome Thomas Strunge Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:07:52 +0000 extractortemp307044-trimmed-Image-15733.jpgJerome T. Strunge, age 75 of Champlin, passed away peacefully Nov. 1, 2014 surrounded by his family.
Jerry was raised on the farm in Princeton. He was married to Joyce Peterson in 1962 and they made their home in Champlin, MN. After farming, Jerry worked at Shamrock Ind. for 28 years, then at Moundsview School Dist. until his retirement in 2001. He enjoyed everything to do with the outdoors. He treasured his time with his wife, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jerry is preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Louise; sisters, Beverly Bakos and Marlene Simonsmeier; grandchildren, Reese and Hudsyn Larson.
Survived by loving wife, Joyce; daughters, Cheryl (John) Warner and Jeanette (Mark) Luneburg; grandchildren, Katlyn and Jacob Warner, Heather (Tyler) Larson and Hana Luneburg; great-granddaughters, Leighton and Haddie Larson; brother, Dan (Linda) Strunge; sisters, Donna (Roger) Holland and Barbara Strunge; many other family and friends.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at Servant of Christ Lutheran Church, 740 Hayden Lake Road, Champlin. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, 2005 Branch Ave., Anoka. Interment Champlin Cemetery. Arr. by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka, 763-421-0220.

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Wayne G. Steinbrecher Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:13:54 +0000 Wayne   G.  Steinbrecher

Wayne George Steinbrecher, 82, of Princeton, MN went home to be with the Lord at The Neighbors of Dunn County Nursing Home in Menomonie, WI on Sunday, November 2, 2014.
He was born on January 26, 1932 and was the first born of two children born to George and Luella Steinbrecher. Wayne grew up in Long Siding, MN where he was raised on a dairy farm. He attended a one room country school through grade school and then graduated from Princeton High School. After graduation he attended Lutheran Bible Institute for one year, where he met his future bride, Lois Guldseth. They were married in Minneapolis, MN on April 9, 1952. Wayne continued with his education and was ordained at Augsburg Seminary in 1958. They served four parishes in ND and three in WI. They joined Daystar Ministries and later served a parish in Arizona. He retired in 1997 and moved back to his hometown in 2002 where they have resided since in Princeton Apartments. He conducted many Bible Studies in the Princeton nursing homes.
Sharing his faith in Jesus was his passion. His other interests included carpentry, fishing, gardening, baking, cooking and playing games with family and friends. Family reunions were a thing he treasured. Playing with his grandchildren and teaching them how to fish was especially enjoyable. His great-grandchildren made him feel young again.
Wayne is survived and greatly missed by his wife Lois; daughter Karen (Jeff) Miller of Rugby, ND; sons, Dan (Ann) of Menomonie, WI and Darrell of Walton, NY as well as 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Lee (Cheryl) Steinbrecher of Princeton. In addition, there are brother and sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews who will miss him as well.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7th at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Saturday, Nov. 8th at 2 p.m. at the Princeton Evangelical Free Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

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Jessie A. White Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:08:45 +0000 Jessie   A.  White

Jessie Strombeck White, age 89, was born May 22, 1925, to Richard and Marian (Nicol) Fuller in Mill Iron, Montana. She relocated with her family to Pierre and Aberdeen, South Dakota, where she completed high school and received secretarial training from Aberdeen School of Commerce, graduating in 1955. She later moved to Minneapolis where she worked as a secretary for Campbell Mithun Advertising. She married Ted Strombeck on October 8, 1960, and enjoyed life with him on the farm in Milo Township until they moved to Princeton in 1976. Ted passed away on June 24, 1987. On April 28, 1990, Jessie was united in marriage to Reverend Warren White, who served the United Methodist Church in Princeton until his death in 1998. Jessie was a member of the OK Homemakers Club, Civic Betterment League and the United Methodist Church.
She is survived by stepdaughters Sharon Smith (Gayle) Ulrich of Forest Lake, MN, Patricia (Darrell) Dahl of Annandale, MN, Josephine (Lamar) Dodson of Schertz,TX, Nancy Barich of So. St. Paul, MN, and stepdaughter-in-law Carol White of Shoreview, MN; and also by several step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, step-great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Jean Kolb and Eunice Hasvold, brother Richard Fuller, stepdaughter Donna Strombeck and stepson Donald White.
Funeral services Saturday, November 8, 2014, 10 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, at Freshwaters United Methodist Church, 112 7th Avenue, Princeton. On Friday, November 7, 2014, a visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, 205 So. Rum River Drive, Princeton. Memorials to the charity of your choice are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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