Obituaries 3/7/19

Kenneth Beaupre, 32

Kenneth Kyle Beaupre, 32, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, February 21.

He was born on August 7, 1986 in Minneapolis, the son of Kenneth Beaupre and LeAnn (Dahl) Waldvogel.

Kenneth was preceded in death by: his father, Kenneth Beaupre; grandfather, Leo Dahl; his uncle, Dennis Dahl; and cousin, Carla Dahl.

He is survived by: his son, Micah Beaupre; his mother, LeAnn Waldvogel; his brother, Michael Dahl; half-sister, Teresa; half-brother, Jamie; half-brother, Beau; Special partner in life, Trisha Barrett; godparents, Toni Denardo, Heather Holmberg, Paul Ranallo, and Larry “Pops” Waldvogel; and aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services for Kenneth Beaupre were held on Thursday, February 28, at 5 p.m., at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford. Pastor Cathy Jones officiated. Visitation was held one hour prior to service on Thursday, February 28, at the church.

Honorary Casket Bearer was Michael Dahl.

Casket Bearers were: Tony Beaupre, Allen Beaupre, Jamie LaBlanche, Dan Holmberg, Carter Trampe and Hamia Boos.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is served the family. 


Eloise Blizil, 91

Eloise M. Blizil, 91, of Maple Lake, died peacefully on Saturday, March 2, at her home with family at her side.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer. Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Visitation was held 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 9 to10 a.m. at the funeral chapel.

Eloise Marion Blizil was born May 22, 1927 in Robbinsdale, the only child of Maurice and Lillian (Stormoen) Swenson. She grew up in Robbinsdale and graduated from Oakland High School in Oakland, Cal.

On January 18, 1947, Eloise was united in marriage to Clifford Blizil, Sr. in Robbinsdale. Together, they owned and operated a dairy farm near Maple Lake.

She was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake and the Maple Lake American Legion Auxiliary Post 131.

Eloise enjoyed coloring, bird watching, deer hunting, fishing, boating, baking, vegetable gardening and flower gardening. She was a prankster and a jokester that loved life. Eloise enjoyed watching sports, especially when her children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren were playing. She loved her time with her dog, Cola, and her family.

Eloise is survived by: her children, Marlene (Jim) Wurm of Maple Lake; Clifford “Kip” (Sandy) Blizil of Maple Lake; Cathie (Melvin) Mehr of South Haven; Vicki (Dale) Decker of Maple Lake; Marlys (Bart) Lauer of Jacobson; 21 grandchildren, Loren, Lloyd, Lenny, LeRoy, Lance, Bobbie, Bill, Beth, Charlie, Michelle, Katie Jo, Brandi, Cody, Riley, Brooke, Alicia, Derek, Adam, Daniel, David and Alana; 40 great-grandchildren, Colin, Caroline, Cassie, Lindsey, Charlee, Molly, Andrew, Jordan, Morgan, Raegan, Kayzley, Kylin, Zach, Shauni, Caitlin, Breanna, Brayden, Broc, Carter, Nicole, Raelyn, Saria, Tavia, Matteo, Nora, Nealy, Harvey, Nolan, Hayden, Olivia, Gavin, Ariyah, Aniyah, Mazie, Mack, Cameron, Charlee, Levi, Ava and Adelyn; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Blizil.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; three infant children; brother-in-law, Irving Blizil; and nephew, Gary Blizil.

The casket bearers will be Loren Wurm, Bill Blizil, Charlie Mehr, Cody Decker, Derek Northenscold, Joe Dalman, Todd Sandberg, and Steve Blizil. Krista Elsenpeter, Anne Pribyl, and Nicole Turner will provide the music for the service.

Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.


Cynthia Jahnke, 65

Cynthia Jean (Henry) Jahnke, 65, of Rockford, crossed over to be with the Lord on February 25, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on May 17, 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Robert and Luverne (Sitte) Henry and grew up in Door County.

Cynthia was united in marriage to Richard Arthur Jahnke on February 5, 1972 in Waukesha County. And were blessed with three children. They spent 48 happy years together, and were married 44 of those years.

She was an avid sports fan; you could find her cheering for the Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves, but when it came to football, she embraced her Wisconsin roots and was a true Packer fan.

She loved making crafts and would create afghans and Christmas ornaments for family and friends. You could often find her playing Bingo, going to the casino, or having an ice-cold glass of Coca-Cola while watching “Jeopardy” or “Wheel of Fortune” at home.

Cynthia was a true caregiver and made sure she put her family first before her needs. She was a kind and generous wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who made time for everyone even at her hardest times. She was their rock, and the heart and soul. She was most proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren more than anything, and loved creating special memories with them.

Cynthia was warm and welcomed guests as if they were her own family, yet she also had a comical and sassy side to her which will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by: her children, Richard (Lorena) Jahnke; Amy (Brent) Hauge; and Carey (Rhonda) Jahnke; grandchildren, Carissa (Kenneth) Aalderks; Madeline “MJ” and Maycee Jahnke; Natalia and John-Carlos Jahnke; Jasmine and Mitchell Bombeck; and Dylan Lokensgard; three great-grandchildren; twins, Karliee and Brock and Emerson Aalderks; sister, Sheree Becker; brother, James Henry; nephews, Michael Becker, John Henry, and Steve Henry; niece, Jennifer Merkel; sister-in-law, Nancy Henry; and many other relatives and friends.

Cynthia was preceded in death by: her beloved husband, Richard, who crossed over into Heaven on June 28, 2016; parents, Robert and Luverne Henry; brothers, Stephen and Robert “Pal” Henry; parents-in-law, Howard and Winifred Jahnke; brother-in-law, John Becker; and many other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. with gathering time one-hour prior at Christ Church in Otsego.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to


Clifford Paumen, 94

Clifford L. Paumen, 94, of Maple Lake, died Saturday, March 2, at Heritage of Foley.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. Andrew Stueve as Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Visitation was held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Memorials are preferred to St. Timothy Catholic Church.

Clifford Louis Paumen was born February 19, 1925 on the family farm near Maple Lake to Jacob and Minnie (Wurm) Paumen. He attended rural school in Corinna Township and then continued to help on the farm, eventually taking over the farm operations.

On July 23, 1946 Cliff was united in marriage to Beverly Jean Dearing at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale. They made the farm their home and raised their children there. In addition to farming, Cliff also drove delivery truck for Mobil and was a Funk’s Seed salesman. Upon his retirement, Cliff worked part-time for Whispering Pines golf course.

Cliff was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters. When Cliff got a moment away from the farm, he enjoyed dancing, playing cards, trying his luck on pull-tabs and at casinos, snowmobiling, and the occasional fishing trip.

Above all, Cliff treasured the time with his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids.

Cliff is survived by: his children, Ron (Pam) Paumen of Clarion, IA; Carol (Lint) Edgerly of Sartell; Sharon (Steve) Held of Sartell; Donna (Craig) Morningstar of Annandale; Bruce (Charmayne) of Glenwood; and Howard (Shelly) Paumen of Buffalo; 15 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, as well as many step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Margaret Rathje of Annandale; Lester (Darlene) Paumen of Maple Lake; Doris Mae Guggemus of Buffalo; Orville (Rita) Paumen of Maple Lake; and Beatrice (Doug) Psyk of Albertville; many nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Beverly; brother, Clayton; and brothers-in-law.

Curt Paumen, Justin Paumen, Lisa Edgerly, Scott Held, Travis Morningstar, and Melanie Hegle will serve as pallbearers. Krista Elsenpeter and Sarah Goelz will provide music for the service.

Arrangements entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial and Cremation Services of Maple Lake.


Muriel Schumacher, 94

Muriel O. Schumacher, 94, of St. Michael, passed away on Saturday, March 2, at the Legacy of St. Michael.

She was born on August 4, 1924 in St. Michael the daughter of Henry & Helena “Lena” (Haffner) Lenneman.

On June 20, 1945, Muriel O. Lenneman and Ermin O. Schumacher were joined in holy marriage at the St. Michael Catholic Church.  God blessed their marriage with five children.

Muriel and “Ermie” engaged in farming for many years. 

She enjoyed puzzles, crafts, playing bingo, gardening and flowers.  

Muriel was a lifelong, faithful member of The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.

Muriel is survived by: children, Joan (Dave) McCoy of Coon Rapids; Allan (Deb) Schumacher of St. Cloud; David (Kris) Schumacher of Otsego; and Janet (Bill) Eull of Buffalo; daughter-in-law, Karen Schumacher of Wadena; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margie Lenneman; other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Ermin O. “Ermie” Schumacher; son, Paul Schumacher; three brothers, Richard, Ronald and Howard Lenneman; and by sister, Marion Lenneman.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Muriel Schumacher was held on Tuesday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Interment followed at the St. Michael Cemetery. A visitation was held at the church on Tuesday, March 5 from 9 a.m. until time of Mass.

Casket Bearers will be Mark and Josh Schumacher, Brian McCoy, Ken Schumacher, Jerry and Gordy Lenneman.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.  


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