Tricounty News

James 'Pazzie' Mertens, 67

w-Mertens-JamesJames "Pazzie" Mertens of Kimball died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 67.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball; a prayer service will be held at 4:30 p.m. No additional funeral services will be held prior to burial. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Kimball.


Walter Schneider, 91

Walter Schneider of Marty (Pearl Lake) died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Assumption Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was 91. of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake (Marty). Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday morning at the funeral home. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Frances Pramann, 90

w-aaPramannFrancesFrances Pramann of South Haven died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was 90.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Zion United Methodist Church in South Haven with Rev. Ruth Hograbe officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.


Michael Thiel, 73

Michael Thiel of Spirit Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. He was 73.

W-ThielMichael0001Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at First Christian Church in Spencer, Iowa, with Rev. Dan Mayes and Pastor Brian Thiel officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.


Why January’s Special

George and Cathy Schmit

Now gone for several years,

Remain close in our hearts

And still cause many tears.

They’re still thought of each day

By the ones who loved them so,

And remain a thought away

Though we had to let them go.