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Luella (Guse) Payne

Luella (Guse) Payne April 29, 1916 - July 2, 2006 WILLMAR -- Luella Mary (Guse) Payne, 90, of Willmar, died Sunday at Bethesda Pleasantview. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Burial will be in Sacred ...

Luella (Guse) Payne

April 29, 1916 - July 2, 2006

WILLMAR -- Luella Mary (Guse) Payne, 90, of Willmar, died Sunday at Bethesda Pleasantview.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Murdock.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, with Daughters of Isabella rosary at 7 p.m. and parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the American Stroke Association.

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She was born April 29, 1916 in Dublin Township, Swift County, to John and Jessie (Crocker) Krattenmaker. She graduated from Murdock High School in 1934.

She married Herbert Guse on June 24, 1936 in Murdock. They lived on a farm south of Benson until 1959, when they moved to Willmar. She worked as a cook at Rice Memorial Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1978. Herbert died in 1978.

She married Howard Payne on Dec. 15, 1979. They lived in Willmar, spending the winter months in Mission, Texas. Howard died in 1999. She later moved into Sunrise Village in Willmar.

She was a member of the Church of St. Mary in Willmar and was active with the Daughters of Isabella. She had also been a member of a homemakers club and Ladies Auxiliary with the VFW.

She is survived by her children: Richard (and Lynn) Guse of Pennock, Lawrence (and Ellen) Guse of Orlando, Fla.; step-children: Shirley (and Robert) Olson of Lake City, S.D., George (and Kathleen) Payne of Estero, Fla., Barbara (and Richard) Cramlet of Estero, Fla., David (and Jean) Payne of Brooklyn Center, Patricia (and Frank) DeSento of Port Charlotte, Fla., Randall Payne of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mark Payne of St. Paul, Pamala Dyson of Brainerd and Mary Payne of Brainerd. Also surviving are four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; and sister: Catherine Kennedy of Benson.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; seven brothers; one sister and one step-daughter.

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