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Charles &apos;Chuck' Donabauer, 52 Charles "Chuck" Donabauer died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at his Richmond home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 52. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. Relatives and friends called after 4 p.m. Sunday and from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday morn- ing at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond with Parish Prayers at 8 p.m. Sunday evening. Inurn- ment will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery at a later date. Charles "Chuck" Donabauer was born Sept. 6, 1958, in St. Cloud to Gilbert and Sharon (Ahearn) Donabauer. He married Anne Esplan Oct. 12, 1979, in St. Augus- tine's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Chuck loved his family. He worked for Vanguard Utility, Cold Spring Brewery, and Cold Spring Granite. Chuck had a passion for the outdoors, fishing and hunt- ing. He enjoyed making others laugh and his sense of humor will be missed. He was a member of St. Boniface Parish. Chuck was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Anne; sons Steven (and Angle) of Fort Wayne, Ind., Jason and Shawn at home; mother Sharon of Watkins; Brothers and sisters Mike of Kingston, Donald (and Kelly) of Fair Haven, Cindy (and Chad) Almgren of Kimball; nieces and nephews Darrin (and Amy) Hall, Amanda (and Dustin) Orbeck, Brittany Donabauer, and Jason Anderson, Nick and Saman- tha Donabauer, lerry (and Stacy) Almgren, ]essica and Joshua Almgren. Judy Pauls, 48 Judy Pauls of Watkins died Sat- urday, Sept. 25, 2010, at herWatldns home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 48. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 28, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Rev. Richard Gross officiating. Visitation was Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Inter- ment was in the St. Anthony Cath- olic Cemetery. Judy Pauls was born Jan. 13, 1962, in Paynesville to Alvin and Bernice (Caspers) Wachmann. She was united in marriage to Glenn Pauls Aug. 11, 1984, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Rich- mond. She had been employed at the Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring, the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, and she worked for 18 years in Customer Service at Fing- erhut Corp. About seven years ago, Judy purchased Bud's Bar in Wat- kins, which she operated to the present time. Judy was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wat- She was also a member of the Watkins Lioness Club and was co-chair of the Watkins Kraut 'N Wurst Parade Committee. She was a proud sup- porter of Iraqi Freedom. She enjoyed flowers, yard work, and spending time with family and fiiends. Judy especially enjoyed her pet dogs. Judy was preceded in death by her mother Bernice and niece Courtney. She is survived by her hus- band Glenn of Watkins; children Trent (and Crista) Pauls of Bel- grade, Adam (and Michelle Bolvin) of Watkins, Allison Pauls of Watkins; grandchildren Austin, Kylie, Shane and Kadon Pauls; father Alvin (and Marilyn Jansky) Wachmann of Richmond; grandmother Mathilda Wachmann of St. Martin; broth- ers and sister Ken Wachmann of St. Cloud, Sharon (and Kevin) Schmitz of Richmond, Joe (and Patty) Wachmann of St. Cloud; many nieces and nephews, Music was provided by Kathy Pauls. Casket bearers were Zach Schmitz, Nathan Pads, Corey Pauls, Chris Loch, Mike Loch, and Justin Schneider. Honorary casket bearers were Brenda Carlson, Ellen Berg, Michelle Terwey, Nora Rohr- beck, Nickie Hennen, Katie Lemke, Vickie Schneider, and Shirley Loch. Arrangements were by the Err Funeral Home in Watkins. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIII I 00Dingmann00 IFuneral Care Burial and Cremation Servlcea View obituaries, guestbooks and videos on-line Kimball * (320) 398-5055 Church  Obit. Thursday, September 30, 2010 Cason Piepkorn, 20 months Sharon Bagwell, Carl and Shirley Branham, and Bernice Piepkorn; and numerous family and friends. Cason Piepkorn died Wednes- day, Sept. 22, 2010. He was 20 months. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in Memory Gardens of the Valley. Visitation were from 6-8 p.m. Fri- day at White's Funeral Home in Weatherford, Texas. Cason was born Jan. 13, 2009, to Shaun and Heather Piepkorn in Fort Worth, Texas. Cason may be gone, but will forever be missed. He is survived by his patents Shaun and Heather Piepkorn; grandparents Gregory and Chris- tie Stewart, and Kevin and Gloria Piepkorn, aunts and uncles Clay- ton and Tyler Stewart, Heather, Logan, lan, and Megan Piepkorn; great-grandparents Morris and Marianne Stewart, lames and Donald Sommers, 73 halls of his beloved Westwood. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, sporting events, and spending time with his fam- ily. He was very vibrant, outgoing and a great story teller. Don was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sister James, Marvin, Raymond, Edward "Bubs," and Fern. He is survived by his wife Dor- othy; sons Scott (and Deb), Steve, all of Odessa, Texas, Gary (and lanell) of Spicer, daughter Susan (and David) Souba of Mora; eight grandchildren; and sister and brother Evelyn Strack of Cannon Falls and Stanley of Lexington, Ky, (formerly of St. Paul). Donald Sommers of St. Cloud died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, in Hackensack. He was 73. A memorial celebration of Don's life will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud, with a special tribute beginning at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Donald L. Sommers was born Nov. 3, 1936, to Sylvester and Laura Sommers in the sandy hills between Kimball and Fair Haven on a fierce, fall blizzard day. He attended school in Kim- ball, graduating in 1954. That fall he enlisted in the United States Navy and reported to Great Lakes, Ill. As an aerographer, he served stints on Kwajalein, N.I., Olympia, Wash., and aboard the U.S.S. Ken- neth Whiting. In the fall of 1957, Don enrolled in St. Cloud State University. Dec. 28, 195Z he mar- ried Dorothy Leaf of St. Louis Park. Don graduated from SCSU with a degree in elementary education and took a job in Hibbing, teach- ing sixth grade in Cobb-Cook school. In the fall of 1961, Don and family returned to St. Cloud where he took a job at Garfield School until Westwood School was built. He taught at Westwood until his retirement in 1992. He was fiercely proud of the students, parents, faculty and staff that graced the Obituaries are posted and archived at www.tricou ntynews. M N Legion Auxiliary meets Oct. 11 The regular meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Fred- erick A. Metcalf Unit 261 will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11. It will be pot-luck with a Halloween theme. Hope to see you there. Cindy May Public Relations officer Community cookbook in process The Kimball Area Fireman's Auxiliary is in the process of put- ring together a community cook- book and they would like to extend an invitation to our community to submit recipes. There are cur- rently drop-off envelopes at Gohm- ann's Foods, Tri-County News, and Denise's Defined Image. Recipes can also be e-mailed to <kimball>. The deadline for submitting them will be Dec. 15. Just the Facts: Family History Conference June Kalla, Archivist at the Stea- rns History Museum and Tom Rice, a Certified Genealogist will pres- ent Just the Facts: Family History Conference at the Stearns History Museum Saturday, Oct. 9, at 8:45 a.m. (Registration 8-8:30 a.m.) Kal- la's presentation: Following the Clues Through Stories is based on her extensive background in fam- ily history. She will cover available online internet sources and dis- cuss how to complete a genealog- ical story. She concludes with two examples from her family in find- ing records and obtaining docu- ments from Europe. Tom Rice (CG) will lead the sec- ond portion of the program: Find- ing an Immigrant's Place of Origin. Rice is an accomplished genealo- gist. He completes research, offers a wide range of program presenta- tions and has published numerous works in the genealogical field. Program cost is $10 for Museum and SCAG members and $15 for nonmembers. The Stearns History Museum and the St. Cloud Area Genealogists, Inc. are sponsoring the event. Refreshments served. For more information about the program or the Museum, please call (320) 253-8424. To contact the St. Cloud Area Genealogists, call Kathy Middendorf at (320) 836-2210, or e-mail <mkmidden@>. The American Association of Museums accredits the Steams History Museum and Research Center. It is located at 235 33rd Avenue South in St. Cloud. ; . ,,-.. 3 meals per day & snacks asstonate Uare Scheduled exercise and activitle,, . . _ .. Church activities, Hospnce & nesprte : .................. .... including mass 3 times/mo. Care Available. Housekeeping/laundry services Medication services with LPN/RN services available  24 hours per day -qmllW ITe'ritage House of Kimball LPN/Asst Manager (320}