Gary Paul Nepsund, 53, of Paynesville died Friday, October 8, 2021, at Centracare Hospital in Paynesville. His funeral service will be 11:00 am Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Paynesville Lutheran Church in Paynesville. Burial will be at Burr Oak Cemetery in rural Paynesville. A visitation will be held from 5-8:00 pm Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Gary Paul Nepsund was born August 8, 1968, in Paynesville Minnesota, the son of Wyman and Doris (Bengtson) Nepsund. Gary was 53 years, 2 months when cancer took his earthly life and brought him to his everlasting home with God. Gary graduated from Paynesville High School and went on to graduate from Willmar Community Technical College with a degree in auto body. He continued his education with classes/certifications from the State Department of Health that he needed for his work in the restaurant business. Gary worked at Hilltop Restaurant in Paynesville from the age of 15 until age 52 when he gave up the job he loved and went to work full time going through treatment for Cancer.
Gary enjoyed spending time with family and friends. With Gary’s diagnosis of cancer in September of 2019, he especially enjoyed time with family and friends with pontoon rides, hayrides, campfires, and camping trips. Throughout his life, Gary enjoyed woodworking, farming, gardening, flowers, and working in the yard.
Gary will be greatly missed but he will be remembered as a loving, caring, patient, gentle, strong man. Gary was always willing to help family and friends with remodeling projects, building furniture, gardening, and many other projects.
A special thank you to Ken Evans and his wife the late Marlys Evans, Jeff Evans, Shawn Evans, and James Evans for believing in Gary from a young age and supporting him through his 37 years of work at Hilltop Family Restaurant.
Gary is survived by his parents: Wyman and Doris Nepsund of Paynesville; sister, Laurie Nepsund of Paynesville; brother, Brad (Rose) Nepsund and their children, Aubrey and Grayson of Hawick; sister LeAnn (Josh) Hellermann and their children Dia, Paisley, and Rowyn of Paynesville; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Gary was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Laurenza Nepsund, and Troy and Delores Bengtson; uncles, Delvin Nepsund, Harlan Nepsund, Jon Warta, and Raynold (Doloris) Nepsund; and aunt: Diane Bengtson.
John L. Buermann, 61, of Paynesville, died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Monday, October 4, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm. Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville. John Louis Buermann was born on March 6, 1960 in St. Cloud, the son of John N. and Lorraine (Hageman) Buermann. He grew up in Paynesville where he attended Paynesville High School, graduating in 1978. On September 17, 1988, John was united in marriage to Edith Martinson. This union was blessed with three sons and a daughter. They made their home in Paynesville where he worked as a machinist for many years before starting his own business, Magic Metals Machine Shop Inc. in 1998.
Music was always a big part of John’s life. He started in the family band at 3 years old, playing a trumpet featuring polka and old-time music. From there, he was involved with multiple groups and bands through the years, including the TNT’s, Contraband, The Buck Band/Buck 40 Band, and Beats Working. It was always a treat when he broke out the 12-string guitar. He also enjoyed assisting in church with sound and music services.
John is remembered as the guy that could fix anything, “except the crack of dawn and a broken heart.” You could generally find him in his shop ready to welcome in any visitor. He was always providing great care and advice for his children in a spirited fun-loving nature.
John is survived by his wife, Edith of 33 years; children, John Jr. (Lindsay) Buermann of Daleville, Indiana, Josh (Kristine) Buermann of Paynesville, Jodee (Cullan) Gray of Paynesville, Jordan Buermann of Henning; grandchildren, Eden, Rylie, Dove, Alexandra, Glory, Benjamin; siblings, Leanne (Brad) Beck of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, Janelle (Landi) Bregu of Batesville, Georgia, Alan (Lynn) Buermann of Paynesville, Charlene (Jim) Provost of Andover, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many great friends. Waiting to greet him in heaven are his parents; John and Lorraine Buermann, step-mother, Betty Wolf Buermann; brother, William “Bill” Buermann; and infant sister, Mary Buermann.