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Archive Obituaries
Harriet R. Seep
04/08/1916-07/07/2013
Harriet R. Seep, age 97 of Aitkin formerly of St. Cloud, died Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the Aicota Assisted Living Center in Aitkin. Harriet was born April 8, 1916 at St. Cloud, Minnesota the daughter of James and Rosa (Mockros) McCarty. She grew up and attended schools in St. Cloud graduating from St. Cloud Tech in 1934. She had worked for a time, and then married William B. Seep on June 22, 1940 in St. Cloud. They lived in St. Cloud, Chisholm and Hibbing before WW II and then moved to Williamsburg, Virginia during the War. After the war they returned to St. Cloud and she worked for Sears, J.C. Penny’s and then Bremer Bank as a Teller in the Drive Trough. She retired in 1975. They moved to Aitkin in 2000 and she has lived here since. She was an 87 year member of the Calvary Community Church in St. Cloud, had served as a Sunday school teacher, a deaconess and was a member of the church Choir, had done lots of volunteer work for RSVP over the years, and enjoyed traveling and cooking for family get togethers. She is survived by her daughter and son in law: Cheryl and Rev. Randy Stauter of Aitkin; Granddaughters: Shannon Stauter, Amy Stauter and Lisa Stauter all of St. Paul; Sister: Bernice McCarty of Golden Valley, Mn. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William in 2001 1 sister and 2 brothers. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11 AM from the Calvary Community Church in St. Cloud with Rev. Randy Stauter officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service and also Sunday July 14 from 4 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery on Monday at 2:30 PM. Meet at Assembly area #2. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, The Glory Baptist Church Elevator Fund or Calvary Community Church in St. Cloud. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Omok Fahrendorff
05/06/1948-07/06/2013
Omok Fahrendorff, 65 of Wright died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Essentia St. Mary’s Hospice in Duluth. She was born May 6, 1948 in South Korea. Omok (Chon) was united in marriage to Russell A. Fahrendorff, Jr. on February 27, 1971 in Minneapolis. She is survived by her husband Russell, 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 10:00A.M. – Friday, July 12, 2013 funeral service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright. Reverend Brandi Hacker will officiate. Burial will be in Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. www.srtfuneral.com
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Betty Jane Anderson
12/10/1931-07/02/2013
Betty Jane Anderson, age 81 of Aitkin died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Aitkin Health Services. Betty was born December 10, 1931 near Ogema, Wisconsin the daughter of Michael John and Lola Pearl (Vinnedge) Cummings. She grew up and attended schools in the Westboro, Wisconsin area. She married Harold E. Anderson on July 19, 1952 at Ogema, Wisconsin. They lived in Minneapolis and Crystal for a time and moved to New Hope, MN,. in 1967. They lived there until moving to Aitkin, Mn. in 1988 and she has lived here since. They had been coming to the Aitkin area to spend time at their cabin for many years. She had worked as a data processor in the Twin Cities. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. She enjoyed Family, golfing, traveling, fishing, quilting, playing cards, church group activities, the lake, her friends, animals and birds, cooking, and fairshare. She is survived by her children and spouses: David John and (Robin) Anderson of Little Falls, Mn.; James Brian (Ginny) Anderson of Corcoran, Mn.; Steven Michael (Ginny) Anderson of Otsego, Mn.; Barbara Jean Anderson of Aitkin, Mn.; Sister: Stella (Eugene) Berg of Ogema, Wi.; brother in law: Robert (Linda) Anderson of Florida; Sister in law: Shirley (Jack) Corbin of Iowa; Grandchildren: Jamie (Scott) Petrie, Brenna (Jeffrey) Demeules, David Anderson, Lucas (Sarah) Anderson, Sara Anderson, Emily (Kristopher) Boike; Great Grandchildren: Kayden Petrie, Mackenzie Petrie, Elizabeth Plafcan, Ryan Hintz, Finley Demeules, Cole Petrie, Nora Anderson, Sloan Demeules and very special friend Steve Keisling of Aitkin. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband Harold in 1996and siblings Isabelle Jorgensen, Abner (Bob) Cummings, Royce Cummings and Joyce Berg. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10 AM from First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Rev. Darrell Pedersen officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at 2:15 PM. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Richard \"Dicky\" Johnson
03/31/1937-07/02/2013
Richard “Dicky” Johnson, age 76 of Aitkin formerly of the Twin Cities died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born March 31, 1937 at Bemidji, Minnesota where he attended grade school. He then moved with his family to Stillwater, Mn. and attended high school there and graduated from the Stillwater High School. He went to work for the Applebaum’s and Rainbow Foods and worked for them his whole career. He retired in 1997. He married Jan Cushing on September 22, 1997 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They moved to the Aitkin area and have lived here since. He enjoyed fishing, flowers and gardening, the outdoors and also helping people. He is survived by his wife Jan Johnson of Aitkin; Son: Mark (Julie) Johnson of Hudson, Wisconsin and grandson Michael Johnson and also 1 sister Avis of Spokane, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents and 6 brothers and sisters. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11 AM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with Rev. Rick Perry Officiating. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Timothy \"Tim\" Walstrom
06/13/1961-07/01/2013
Timothy “Tim” Walstrom, age 52 of Aitkin died Monday, July 1, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota surrounded by his loving family, due to ALS. Tim was born June 13, 1961 in St. Paul, Minnesota the son of Severt and Lois (Leland) Walstrom. He grew up and attended schools in Isanti and Cambridge. He married Jana Marie Kramer in April of 1980 at Isanti, Mn. He worked as a carpenter for 20 years building homes in central Minnesota. He moved to the Aitkin area in 1995. He worked for a time at Trus Jois and then did some independent carpentry work and for the past six years drove truck for Garrison Disposal Co. He re-married Jana on February 4, 2013. They had been together since high school. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife Jana Walstrom of Aitkin; 2 children: Clint and Sarah Walstrom of Brainerd, Mn.; and Tina Walstrom and Scott Allie of Circle Pines, Mn.; Grandchildren: Constance Phillips, Madison Walstrom and Kaydence Miller; his mother: Lois Walstrom of Cambridge; Brother: Greg (Marge) Walstrom of Prospect, Oregon; Three sisters: Lori (Bill) Peterson of Apple Valley, Mn.; DeeDee Kahring of Savage, Mn.; Dawn (Kent) Keeler of Kabatogema, Mn. and also many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 11 AM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with Rev. Cynthia Gray officiating. www.srtfuneral.com.
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George VanderHeyden
06/25/2013-06/30/2013
George E. VanderHeyden, 63 of Aitkin passed away peacefully June 30, 2013 after a long courageous battle with ALS. He was born June 25, 1950 in St. Paul to Joseph A. and Dolores M. (Schabert) VanderHeyden. George was united in marriage to Christine (Loretz) on June 30 1973 in St. Paul. He worked as a Master Electrician. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Austin and Caleb, and his parents: Joseph and Dolores, and Ralph and Melvina. George is survived by wife Christine Daughters: Barb (Doug), Shannon (Nate), and Amber Grandchildren: Ryan, Savana, Trey, Camille, and Alexa Brother: Joseph (Diana) Sisters: Marilyn (Bob) and Nona (Scott) In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to ALS - MN. Chapter and Aitkin Hospice Home Health Partnership. Funeral service will be 11am – Friday, July 5, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Father David Forsman will officiate. Visitation will be 3 to 6pm Thursday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Emily. www.srtfuneral.com
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Jo Weber
10/11/1939-06/28/2013
Joanne Louise Lagergren Weber died suddenly Friday, June 28, 2013 of a massive heart attack. Jo – Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandma, Aunt and Friend - you will be missed more than you know. Your zest for life, your caring spirit, your direct approach, your fairness, your ‘parties to remember’, your countless talents and especially your love for your family are your legacy. Ingrained in our hearts are the sweet memories of your passion for playing games, fixing anything, interior decorating, landscaping, listening to your favorite tunes, tap dancing, practical joking, leading aerobics, hosting parties, creating gourmet meals, savoring the moment, and excepting everyone for who they are. You had a PhD in life. You taught us by example how to live, love, laugh and truly enjoy life. The rare love and partnership you shared with Dale is an inspiration and joy to all who know and love ‘Jo and Dale’. You will be missed more than you know. She was preceded in death by her son Bill Frost, brother Dick Lagergren, and parents Edward Paul and Ida Louise (Liefsen) Lagergren. Jo is survived by her loving husband Dale Weber; Sister-in-law, Ginger Taff-Lagergren; Son, Chuck Frost; Daughter, Cindy Frost Lindberg (John); Daughter-in –law, Prissy Frost Mukenschnabl(Danny); Sons, Brad Weber (Jill) and Steve Weber (Dawn). Grandchildren – Sarah, Joey, Dezarae, Zack, Chris, Jeremy, Sammi, Amanda, Austin, Casey, and Kelsey. Nieces - Tanja, Amy, and Katie. Nephews - Tony, Jeremy, Scott and Fabio. Private Family services will be held at a later date. Memorials are preferred to an Alzheimer’s Association. Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin assisted with arrangements. www.srtfuneral.com
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Glenn A. Johnson
08/19/1958-06/24/2013
Glenn A. Johnson, 54 of Aitkin died Monday, June 24, 2013 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born August 19, 1958 in Minneapolis to Raymond R. and Janet Ruth (Hoover) Johnson. He graduated from Fridley High School in 1977. He attended Anoka-Ramsey Vo-Tech and later attended drafting school. Glenn was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Klocow on June 16, 1995 in Anoka County. He enjoyed drawing, cooking, fishing, and being with his family. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond R. Johnson, brother James R. Johnson, mother-in-law Ruth Carlson Klocow, Uncle Richard Hoover, grandparents: Marion Johnson, Bill and Lillian Hoover, great-grandmother Agnes Moline. Glenn is survived by his Wife Ruth Johnson Mother: Janet Johnson Sons: David (Victoria) Johnson and Keith Green Grandson: Benaiah Siblings: Valerie Fredrick, Daniel (Nikki) Johnson, Chuck (Mona) Hoover Aunt and Uncle: Nancy and Tom Christensen His dog Beauty and cat Abby Many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM until the 2:30 PM service time – Tuesday, July 2, 2013 funeral service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Nordland Township, Aitkin. Reverend Cynthia Gray will officiate. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Elsie Carmen Ginkel
04/11/1940-06/24/2013
Elsie Carmen Ginkel, age 73 of Aitkin died Monday, June 24, 2013 at her home. Elsie was born April 11, 1940 at Chihuahua, Mexico. She attended school in San Bernardino, California. She worked in Nursing Homes and was also a homemaker. She moved to Aitkin in 1981 and has resided here since. She married Herb Ginkel on June 20, 1987 in Aitkin. She enjoyed playing golf and her family. She is survived by her children and spouses: Don Aleman and Spouse Marsha Benson of Aitkin; Diane Aleman and spouse Paul of Sedro Wooley, Washington; Tony Aleman and spouse DeeAnn of At. Paul; 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren, siblings: Virgie Bass, Martha (Ted) Bullard, Margie Bass and Jim Bass all of San Bernardino, Calf. and significant other Paul Bigelow of Aitkin. She was preceded in death by her Husband Herb, daughter Debbie and son David. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11 AM from the Glory Baptist Church with Rev Randy Stauter officiating. Burial will be in the Glory Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Iola P. Bolster
12/31/1919-06/23/2013
Iola P. Bolster, age 93 of Aitkin died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at her home. Iola was born December 31, 1919 at Warner, North Dakota the daughter of Charles Andrew and Clara (Swensen) Nordsven. She grew up and attended schools near Halliday, North Dakota and then attended college at Dickinson, North Dakota. She married Everett Bolster on October 26, 1941 at Wibaux, Montana. The lived at Beach, North Dakota for 14 years and then moved to Aitkin, Minnesota in 1955 and she has lived here since. She worked as a secretary for the Aitkin County Health and Human Services. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Aitkin, the Jacques Art Center; she enjoyed antiquing, playing the Violin and Piano along with painting, and gardening, canning, and making rock gardens. She is survived by three Children and spouses: Larry and Marie Bolster of West Hills, Calf., Bernie and Yvonne Bolster of Grand Rapids, Mn., Russ and Betty Bolster of Rogers, Mn.; 4 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren; three Brothers: Alvin Nordsven of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kermit Nordsven of Bellfield, North Dakota, Elmer Nordsven of Halliday, North Dakota and one Sister: Cordella Reetz of Killdeer, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Everett in 2006 and 1 Brother. A private family service will be held Friday with burial being at the Diamond Lake Cemetery near Aitkin. Rev. Robert Munneke will officiate. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Nickolas \"Nick\" Skorich
03/29/1933-06/23/2013
Nickolas “Nick” Skorich, age 80 of Aitkin died June 23, 2013 at his home. Nick was born March 29, 1933 in Duluth, Minnesota the son of Mike and Ana Skorich. After his graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge he returned to Duluth and was hired on as a deck hand for the Clifford Hood and he worked his way up to the rank of Captain in 1983. He took a job as a pilot on Salt Water Ships, guiding ships from all over the world into the ports on the Great Lakes. He married Barbara Anderson on July 1, 1959 in Aitkin. They made their home in Aitkin. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin, the Aitkin American Legion and VFW Clubs, he enjoyed NASCAR, his great nieces and nephews and visiting with his many friends. He is survived by brother in law and sister in law: Merle and Laura Peterson of Aitkin; Nephews: Steve (Stella) Peterson and their children: Monroe, Maitea, stepchildren: Brittany, Houston and Dane; Jason (Karna) Peterson and their children: Isaac, Isabel, and Grace; Sister in law: Alice Skorich, Brother in law: Louis Baril, many nieces and nephews and God child: Katie (Wedel) Dusing. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara in 2009, 3 sisters and 5 brothers. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11 AM from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Rev. David Becker officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at a later date at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at Camp Ripley. Military honors will be provided by the Aitkin VFW and American Legion Posts. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Michael Vernon Roring
04/16/1950-06/22/2013
Michael Vernon Roring, age 63 of Aitkin passed away at his home on Saturday, June 22, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. His last week was spent with his family and friends by his side. He was born April 16, 1950 in Crosby, Minnesota the son of Herbert and Eileen (Klatt) Roring. He graduated from the Aitkin High School in 1968. He married Susan Ford on June 20, 1970 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Deerwood. They were blessed with a son Shannon Michael. Mike worked for the Pittsburg-Pacific Mine in Crosby shortly after graduation until its closing. Mike had many jobs as a heavy equipment operator. In the 80’s along with Bill Cook they started B&H Gun Supplies, later it was bought out by Hoss and became Hoss’s Gun Shop. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR/Drag Racing, and hanging out with friends. In his earlier years he participated in demolition derbies, snowmobile racing, pulling on tug-o-war teams, and trap shooting. He is survived by his wife Susan, son Sam (Vicki), and granddaughter: Candace (Roy), two great grandchildren: Colten and Camden, three brothers: Jerry, David (Tracey), Alan (Janelle), sister: Dona (Jim) Svoboda and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and Sister Sandra. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 11 AM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Tibbetts officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the 11 AM services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery at Aitkin. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Roberta Ellen Koepke
10/07/1948-06/14/2013
Roberta Ellen Koepke, 64 of McGregor died Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home. She was born October 7, 1948 in St. Paul to Robert and Eleanor (Hurley) Donahue. She worked as a garment bundler for Vutwin Sports Ware in Minneapolis for many years. Roberta was united in marriage to Robert L. Koepke, Sr. on December 31, 1988. They lived in Saint Paul prior to moving to the McGregor area in 1997. She worked at Aicota Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her son Steven Swanson, one brother, four sisters, and her parents. Roberta is survived by her husband Robert 5 step-children: Julie Ann, Shawn, Robert, Jr., Ronald, and Thomas, 2 grandsons: Richard and John, 1 granddaughter: Jessica, 1 brother: Joseph Donahue, 4 sisters and brothers-in-law: Susan (Bill) Shappell, Maureen (Don) Nordquist, Teresa Bacca, and Diane Brintnahl Many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. There will be no services at this time. McGregor Funeral home assisted with arrangements. www.srtfuneral.com
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Frank J. Feils
03/30/1931-06/07/2013
Frank J. Feils, age 82 of Aitkin formerly of Bloomington, MN. Died Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Aicota Assisted Living Center in Aitkin. Frank was born March 30, 1931 at Plainview, Minnesota the son of Arthur and Elvira (Mauer) Feils. He attended school in St. Charles, Minnesota and attended college at Winona State. He then served in the U.S. Army in Korea. Upon his discharge he returned to Minnesota and married Rose Marie Kalmes on September 12, 1954 at Rollingstone, Minnesota. They lived in Minneapolis and Bloomington, MN. He had worked for the Colgate Co., Schweigert Meats, and the Klements Co. before he bought at grocery Store in Garrison, Minnesota in 1979. He owned and operated the Garrison Super Valu from 1979 until 1994. He and his wife retired on Farm Island Lake and he has lived there since. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church and also AA. Frank had a wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his 5 children: Cyndi (Mike) Amundson of Tucson, Arz.; Mike Feils of Aitkin; Pete (Diane) Feils of Houston, Mn.; Lisa (John) Lensegrav of Chanhassen, Mn.; Kym (Matt) Majka of Wayzata, Mn.; 9 Grandchildren: Leah, Brock, Carolyn, Vanessa, Brian, Mike, Jack, Sam, Nick and 1 great grandchild: Nora, and 1 brother: Don (Ardena) Feils of Forest Lake, MN. and special friend Norma Klee-Lehmann. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Rose Marie in 2006. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11 AM from St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the church. Military honors will be provided by the Aitkin VFW and American Legion Posts. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Melvin L. Ashton
07/25/1937-06/06/2013
Melvin L. Ashton, age 75 of Duluth died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Melvin was born July 25, 1937 in Aitkin, Minnesota the son of Purl and Margaret (Schmidt) Ashton. He attended school in Palisade until the 6th grade at which time he was blind. He then attended a school for the blind in Chicago. He then returned to palisade and lived at home for a time before he moved to Duluth and worked at the Lighthouse for the Blind. He has most recently lived at an assisted living facility in Duluth. He loved to listen to stories on tape and also enjoyed monitoring the police scanner. He is survived by a sister: Rosie Terebayza of Hill City, MN.; Brother: Thomas Ashton of Aitkin and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Daniel and Purl Jr. and 2 sisters: Imogene and Carolyn. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Lakeview Cemetery in Workman Township of Aitkin County. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Anna H. Dagen
05/02/1915-06/02/2013
Anna Hildor Dagen, age 98 of Aitkin formerly of the Twin Cities died Sunday, June 2, 2013 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Anna was born May 2, 1915 near Halma, Minnesota the daughter of Gustav “Gust” and Hildor E. Anderson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith, and graduated Valedictorian from high school. Anna married Francis (Fritz) Dagen on February 17, 1934. Anna and Fritz maintained their farm in Springbrook Township until the mid-1950’s at which time they moved to the Twin Cities area. Anna lived in suburban Minneapolis until 2011 when she moved to Golden Horizon’s Assisted Living Center in Aitkin. In the 1940’s, Anna was active in politics. She became one of the first prominent female leaders for the DFL in her region and was selected to be one of Kittson County’s delegates for the 1948 Presidential election of Harry S. Truman. As a politician, Anna had the opportunity to work with then mayor of Minneapolis Hubert H. Humphrey. After moving to the Cities, Anna began working in real estate and owned her own company “Anna Dagen Realty” until 2000. Following her retirement, Anna spent her final years enjoying her family and friends. Anna and Fritz had five children, nine great grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She is survived by children: Francis Thompson, Dave “Sonny” Dagen and wife Karyn, Arlie Dagen and wife Pat, Cheryl Anderson and Holly Rastegari; Grandchildren: Mark Johnson, Kerry Johnson, Jeffrey Dagen, Jon Dagen, Jerry Dagen, Chadwick Anderson, Daniel Anderson and Benjamin Rastegari; Brother: Merle Anderson and wife Delores. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fritz, granddaughter Jill, great granddaughter Cammie, and three brothers: Wilmer, Raymond and Rodney and two sisters: Ivyadel and Isabel. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1 PM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Cynthia Gray officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be Monday June 10 at 1 PM at the Karlstad City Cemetery in Karlstad, Minnesota. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Rebecca Lynn Bright
09/15/1970-05/31/2013
Rebecca Lynn Bright, 42 of Aitkin died Friday, May 31, 2013 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born September 15, 1970 in Elbow Lake to Dean and JoAnn (Burgess) Olson. She was baptized in November of 1970 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake and was confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin on May 5, 1985. After graduating high school she attended business college. Rebecca was united in marriage to James E. Bright in Aitkin on April 25, 1992. She was employed as a Title Paraprofessional at Rippleside Elementary School in Aitkin and served as Clerk for Fleming Township. She volunteered with RAGOM (Retrieve A Golden Of Minnesota) a Golden Retriever and dog rescue program and was active with Aitkin Basketball Boosters. She was a member and attended Fleming United Methodist Church and First Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Wilbur and Mary Burgess; and Alvin and Delores Olson; two uncles David Burgess and David Olson. Rebecca was a loving wife and mother to her husband Jim Bright and two daughters: Taylor and Ally Bright. She is also survived by her parents: Dean and JoAnn (Burgess) Olson of Cyrus 2 Brothers and sister-in-law: Doug (Heather) Olson of Cumming, Iowa and their children: Curtis, Kyle, and Kaylee Olson Scot (Holly) Olson of Rice and their children: Michael, Matthew, Mitchell, and Max Olson Father-in-law and mother-in-law: Richard and Irene Bright of Kimberly, rural Aitkin Brother-in-law and sister-in-law: John (Rebecca) Bright of Cherry and their children: Erianne and Elyssa Bright Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law: Christine (Dwight) Marwede of Aitkin And her many loving pets. Funeral services will be 2:00P.M. – Friday, June 7, 2013 at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Reverend Darrell Pedersen will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 8P.M. Thursday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin, and will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. www.srtfuneral.com
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Helen Adeline \"Addy\" Fredrickson
07/27/1927-05/31/2013
Helen Adeline “Addy” Fredrickson, age 85 of McGregor died Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She was born July 27, 1927 at Jacobson, Minnesota the daughter of Stanley and Helen (Moore) Gould. She grew up and attended schools in Jacobson. She married Hjalmer Fredrickson in October of 1947. They lived in Swan River for a time and then moved to McGregor where she has lived since. She was a charter member of the Victory Mission Church in McGregor. She is survived by 7 children and spouses: Roger (Barb) Fredrickson of Camden, Tenn.; Jerry Fredrickson of McGregor; Nancy Brown (Dave Sabisko) McGregor; Jim (Jennifer) Fredrickson of Aitkin; Wes (Deb) Fredrickson of Aitkin; Don (Norma) Fredrickson of McGregor; Tim Fredrickson of McGregor; 19 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; 3 brothers: William Gould of Jacobson; James Gould of Jacobson; Jack Gould of McGregor; 2 sisters: Alice Boelter of Fargo, N.D.; and Rosie Miller of Mountain Iron, Mn. She was preceded in death by her parents and 4 sisters: June, Violet, Alma and Polly. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11 AM from the Victory Mission Church in McGregor with Jack Gould officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery at McGregor. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM services at the church on Thursday. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor, Mn. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Fossen
10/08/1939-05/29/2013
Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Fossen, 73 of Aitkin died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born October 8, 1939 in Aitkin to Donald John and Harriet Laverne (Holtman) MacGregor. She graduated from Aitkin High School and then from Bemidji State University. Betty was united in marriage to John “Jack” Edward Fossen on November 30, 1963 in Aitkin. She worked as an Elementary School Teacher for Aitkin Schools. She was a former council member for First Lutheran Church in Aitkin and was involved with the church Prayer and visitation ministries. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Betty is survived by her husband John “Jack” Edward Fossen Children: Mary Ann (Erik) Vanstrum of Dellwood Michael John (Sheralee) Fossen of Cloquet Megan Marie (Gregg) Bartholomew of Minnetonka Special family member: Debbie (Mac) McCaw of Boyds, MD. Grandchildren: Molly and John Vanstrum; Emily, Jackson, and Anna Fossen; Gracie Bartholomew and one on the way. Brother: Robert J. (Darlene) MacGregor of Aitkin Other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11:00A.M. – Saturday, June 1, 2013 funeral service at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Reverend Darrell Pedersen will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Aitkin. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Marilyn J. Kullhem
07/15/1933-05/24/2013
Marilyn J. Kullhem, age 79 of Palisade died Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Marilyn was born July 15, 1933 in Minneapolis the daughter of Richard and Florence (Peterson) Jones. She grew up and attended schools in Minneapolis. She then met Terry Kullhem n Palisade and they were married on September 18, 1965 in Palisade. They have made their home in Palisade since. Marilyn raised her family and had also worked as a waitress at the Palisade Café for a number of years. She has also worked as a foster grandmother at the palisade school for the past 14 years. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade. She enjoyed making donuts for family and friends and also feeding the rabbits. She is survived by her husband Terry Kullhem of Palisade; Daughter and son in law: Lisa and Bud Vipperman of Ironton; Son and daughter in law: Mike and Mara Kullhem of Crosby; 3 Grandchildren: Karissa Sanvig, Karl Sanvig, Tanner Vipperman and great grandson: Landon Kremer. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters: Virginia and Mabel and one brother Richard. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11 AM from the Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade with Rev. William Sass officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery near Palisade. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Robert D. Erickson
11/20/1939-05/16/2013
Robert D. Erickson, 73 of Aitkin died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at his home. He was born November 20, 1939 in Minneapolis to Oliver and Norma (Skoglund) Erickson. He was preceded in death by his sister Bev Murphy and his parents. Robert is survived by his brother: Dan (Karen) Erickson of Moose Lake Special friend: Ilo Kyar of Aitkin 3 step-children: Sheila (Bob) Merritt of McGregor Steve Murdock of McGregor Mary (Jeff) Priem of Elk River 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren Nieces, nephews, and friends. Graveside service with military honors will be 1:00P.M. – Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery, Aitkin. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Dale Pagel
10/21/1946-05/16/2013
Dale Pagel, 66 of Aitkin and formerly of Cannon Falls passed away in her sleep May 16, 2013. She was born October 21, 1946 in St. Paul, MN to Kenneth and Evelyn (Staples) Swanson. She grew up and graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1965. After graduating she got a job at Kid Duds, where she worked for many years. Dale was united in marriage to her sweetheart Dennis Leland Pagel on September 4, 1965 in Cannon Falls. After Dennis came back from Vietnam, they adopted three children; Daniel, David, and Denise. In 1998, they moved to Aitkin where she worked as a nurse’s aide and physical therapist assistant at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, retiring in 2010. She continued her love of helping others through her volunteer work at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the First English Lutheran Food Shelf. In her retired life, she also enjoyed fishing and couldn’t get Dennis in the boat fast enough. She was preceded in death by her parents. Dale is survived by her husband Dennis 3 children and their spouses: Daniel (Melod) Pagel of South Korea David (AhJin) Pagel of San Diego, CA Denise (Jack) Reyes of Farmington 7 grandchildren: Grace, Joseph, John, Marcus, Justin, Calvin and Alex 3 sisters: Toni (Ray) Otto, Mike (Richard) Gehrke, Kathy (Richard) Shorter 2 brothers: Henry (Sue) Swanson, Arthur (Ellen) Swanson And many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, especially Clinton Otto. A private family Celebration of life and death will be held in Cannon Falls at a later date. The family prefers memorials to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 36696 320th Street, Aitkin, MN. 56431. Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin, www.srtfuneral.com and Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls assisted with arrangements.
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Bryan L. Misquadace
07/27/1965-05/11/2013
Bryan L. Misquadace, Native Name: Aazhoowaa Na Kwad, age 47 of Grand Rapids, formerly of McGregor and Minneapolis died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Grand Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Bryan was born on July 27, 1965 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the son of Stanley Chief and Agnes Martin. He grew up and attended schools in Minneapolis. He worked for a time in Minneapolis and then moved to McGregor in 1984 and worked construction, most recently having worked for Jack Olson Construction. He moved to Grand Rapids about 3 years ago and has lived there since. He enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his father Stanley Chief of Walker; 6 children: Sara Misquadace, Darren Misquadace, Elizabeth Big Bear, Chelsea Farah, Devin Misquadace, Brandon Johnson; 2 sisters: Wanda Misquadace and Anita Misquadace both of McGregor; 2 Brothers: Brian Pippett of Rush City, Mn. and Keith Dahlberg of Albert Lea, MN. He was preceded in death by his mother: Agnes and 2 brothers: Brad and Walt Misquadace. Services will be held Friday, May 17 starting at 10 AM from the East Lake Community Center with Lee Staples officiating. The wake will begin at dust on Thursday, May 16 at the center. Burial will be in the East Lake Burial Grounds. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home, McGregor, Minnesota. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Daniel E. Quast
12/25/1947-05/07/2013
Daniel E. Quast, 65 of Aitkin died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at his residence. He was born December 25, 1947 in Chaska to Melvin and Lucille (Lambrecht) Quast. He graduated from Robbinsdale High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corp. Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. Daniel was united in marriage to Diane M. (Dockendorf) March 4, 1984. They lived in Elk River Prior to moving to Aitkin in 1991. They owned Quast Construction. He was preceded in death by his parents. Daniel is survived by his wife Diane M. Quast of Aitkin Son and daughter-in-law: Jacob D. (Melanie) Quast of Fort Ripley Daughter: Ambrea M. Quast of Baxter 2 brothers: Roger (Joyce) Quast of Brooklyn Park and Eugene Quast of Champlin 2 sisters: Marilyn (Carl) Harris of Hilliard, FL. Lynda Lou Hartmann of Winthrop Many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 11:00A.M. – Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Reverend Darrell Pedersen will officiate. Visitation will be 6 to 8P.M. Monday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. And will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Military honors will be accorded by Aitkin American Legion Post #86 and Aitkin VFW Post #1727. www.srtfuneral.com
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Nancy Jean Hines Atwood
01/22/1924-05/04/2013
Nancy Jeanne (Hines) Atwood, 89 of Pine River died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at her residence. She was born January 22, 1924 in Saint Paul. She was a U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve Veteran serving active duty from May 12, 1944 to December 20, 1945. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Atwood and her parents. Nancy is survived by family and friends. Graveside services will be 10:30A.M. – Friday, May 10, 2013 at Maple Hill Cemetery, Walden Township, rural Pine River. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Viena E. Thompson
12/14/1915-04/30/2013
Viena E. Thompson, 97 of Cromwell and formerly of McGregor died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Villa Court Senior Community – Villa Vista in Cromwell. She was born December 14, 1915 in Rice River Township to Matt and Ida (Beckman) Hutar. She attended Riverside School in Rice River Township. Viena was united in marriage to Charles N. Thompson on October 4, 1947 in Aitkin. She worked in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Duluth. She enjoyed spending time in the woods and in nature, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. She was a member of Rice River Senior Center. She was preceded in death by her parents Matt and Ida (Beckman) Hutar, two brothers: Wayne and Milton Hutar, two sisters: Bertha Nelson and Violet Williams. Viena is survived by her husband Charles N. Thompson Brother: Hjalmer Hutar of Cromwell Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11:00A.M. – Saturday, May 4, 2013 funeral service at McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. Reverend Hal Kamppi will officiate. Burial will be in Rice River Cemetery. www.srtfuneral.com
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Cameron "Pete" Peterson
02/22/1922-04/27/2013
Cameron “Pete” Peterson, age 91 of Aitkin died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Cameron was born February 22, 1922 at McGrath, Minnesota the son of Eugene and Mabel (Johnston) Peterson. He grew up and attended schools in Aitkin and graduated from the Aitkin High School in 1941. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during WW II on the aircraft carrier USS Princeton. He married Frances K. Franz on December 23, 1944 in Aitkin. They lived in Miami, Florida for a time while he finished serving in the Navy and then they returned to Aitkin. He worked as a salesman and car repairman for Northtown Motors in Aitkin. He also worked for Ziske’s hauling milk and then worked in the mines for a time. He also worked construction work before he started working as a cobbler doing shoe repair for many years in the Aitkin area. He also farmed in the Cedarbrook area. He has resided at the Aicota Assisted Living for a number of years. He was a member of the Aitkin American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, had served as a 4-H leader and had been involved with the Aitkin Saddle Club. He was always busy making things. He is survived by 2 daughters and sons in law: Karen and Kenneth Kopitzke of Afton, Mn.; Jeanne and Kevin Hanson of Aitkin; 2 Sons and daughters in law: Richard Peterson and Mary Tibbetts of Aitkin; Thomas Peterson and Elaine Dufresne of Williamstown, Vermont; 3 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren and 1 Brother: Keith Peterson of Oakland, Calf. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Frances, 2 Brothers: Ronald and Charles and Sister Audrey. A memorial Mass will be held Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11 AM at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin with Fr. David Forsman officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Aitkin VFW and American Legion Posts. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Roger D. Wilson
06/17/1937-04/27/2013
Roger D. Wilson, age 75 of Aitkin died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Aicota Assisted Living Center in Aitkin. Roger was born June 17, 1937 at Clear Lake, Iowa the son of Robert Todd and Lottie (Yeiser) Wilson. He attended country schools in Clear Lake and then moved to Dexter, Minnesota and graduated from the Elkton High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Panama Canal and at Norfolk, Virginia. Upon his discharge he returned to Austin, Minnesota and attended hair styling school. He married Sandra Glynn on November 10, 1962 at Grand Meadow, Minnesota. They lived in the Austin area for about 9 years and then moved to the Aitkin area and Roger worked as a DJ for KVBR in Brainerd. He then took a position with the Burns and Kneeland Lumber Co. based in Aitkin. In 1978 Roger and Keith Laugen, Bob Armstrong and Ed Fleming bought out the Burns and Kneeland Lumber Company and started Lake States Lumber which operated as a small wholesale lumber brokerage but it grew into a large distribution Lumber Company across the Midwest with locations in Aitkin, Brooklyn Park, Duluth, Schofield and Sparta. Roger and Keith operated the business until 2003 when he retired. Roger loved the people at Lake States Lumber Co. and wanted to help everyone who worked there to succeed. His door was always open. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Eastern Star and A.A. He enjoyed helping and supporting others overcome their addiction. He enjoyed coin collecting and getting out fished by his wife on Rainey Lake. He is survived by his wife Sandy Wilson of Aitkin; Son and daughter in law: Steve and Julie Wilson of Aitkin; 3 Grandchildren: Tanner, Brynn and Reagan; 2 brothers: Harold (Carol) Wilson of Missouri; Matelin “Shorty” (Linda) Wilson of Elkton, Mn. and Sister: Betty (James) Threinen of Plymouth, Mn. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Robert Todd Wilson. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11 AM from First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Rev. Darrell Peterson officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Sharon L. Pearson
03/15/1936-04/25/2013
Sharon L. Pearson, age 77 of Aitkin died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Golden Horizons Assisted Living in Aitkin. Sharon was born March 15, 1936 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Forrest and Helen (Palmer) Dorholt. She grew up and attended schools in Minneapolis and graduated from the Columbia Heights High School. She then operated a dance school and also worked for the University Of Minnesota Forestry Department. She married Ronal Pearson in May of 1958 at New Brighton, Minnesota. They made their home in Fridley. She worked as a home health aide for a time and then worked as a secretary for the Med-Tronic Company. They moved to the Aitkin area in 1993 and have lived here since. She had volunteered at the Riverwood Medical Center. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies. She enjoyed golfing, sewing, knitting and quilting and she loved to dance. She is survived by her husband Ronald Pearson of Aitkin; Mother: Helen Dorholt of Aitkin, Children and spouses: Janet and Mike Seeman of Maple Grove, Mn.; Julianne and Larry LaVigne of Blaine, Mn.; Greg and Muffie Pearson of Andover, Mn.; Dave and Lynn Pearson of Blaine, Mn.; Kenneth and Tammy Pearson of Fridley, Mn.; 14 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and brother Phil (Audrey) Dorholt of Minnetonka, Mn. She was preceded in death by her father Forrest. A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11 AM from St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin with Fr. David Forsman officiating. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM services at the church. Burial will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Marlyn D. Haarstad
05/19/1947-04/24/2013
Marlyn D. Haarstad, age 65 of McGregor, formerly of Dexter, Mn. died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Mn. Marlyn was born May 19, 1947 at Austin, Minnesota the son of Otto and Claudene (Carlson) Haarstad. He grew up and attended schools in the Elkton area. He married Carol Puncochar in New Prague. They made their home in Dexter and moved to McGregor in 1978. He worked as a welder Yukon Corp. and Star Machine and Tool. He then started his own business MARS Prop Repair and Fabricating. He has operated that until his death. He married Jody Lynn Lambertus on August 1, 1998 in McGregor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his family was very important to him. He is survived by his wife Jody Haarstad of McGregor; Children and spouses: Paula and Kevin Mortenson of Dexter, Mn.; Nichole and Tim Tierney of McGregor; Candice and Austin Fredrickson of McGregor; 10 grandchildren; 1 Brother: Odean (Allienne) Haarstad of Dexter. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Andrew and niece Robyn. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 1 PM from Grace Lutheran Church near McGregor with Rev. Erika Foss officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Needle Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 AM until the 1 PM services at the church on Thursday. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Leo A. Erdman
04/11/1927-04/23/2013
Leo A. Erdman, 86 of Aitkin died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born April 11, 1927 in Howard Lake to Karl and Emma (Schamltz) Erdman. He was united in marriage to Yvonne (Dalbec) in 1952 in Howard Lake. He worked as a cement mason until 1976 when he and his family moved to Aitkin. He then started raising fur animals, painting and doing odd jobs. Leo was a quiet man of few words. He loved nature, the outdoors, trapping, and fishing. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin. He was preceded in death by his son Allen, five sisters, seven brothers, and his parents. Leo is survived by his wife Yvonne Daughter: Donna Bullock and (Earl) Son: Glenn Erdman and (Cindy) 4 grandchildren: Kristy (Bob) Quigley, Jessica Carpenter and (Dan), Jason (Jill) Erdman, Jennifer Erdman 10 great-grandchildren 2 sisters: Irma (Marion) Howard and Irene Gilbert 2 brothers: Marvin and Willard Erdman Other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 1:00P.M. – Friday, April 26, 2013 funeral service at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Reverend David Becker will officiate. Burial will be in Bennettville Cemetery. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Dorothy A. Bare
11/08/1924-04/23/2013
Dorothy A. Bare, age 88 of Aitkin died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Dorothy was born November 8, 1924 at Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up and attended schools there. She worked at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant for a time. She married Arnold O. Bare on June 9, 1945 in Greensburg, Ohio. They lived in Greensburg for a time and then moved to Owen, Wisconsin where they operated a farm. In 1958 they moved to Aitkin and owned and operated the Lone Lake Resort. In 1964 the purchased Zeese’s Shoe Store and operated Bare’s Bootery. Dorothy worked at the store until health issues forced her to retire in 2003. She has resided at the Aicota Assisted Living and Aicota Health Care Center since that time. She was a member of the Aitkin Lioness Club and the Aitkin United Methodist Church. She is survived by 2 sons and spouses: Douglas and Mary Bare of Aitkin; Steven and Janice Bare of Aitkin; Grandchildren and spouses: Matt (Kristen) Bare of St. Paul, Mn.; Michael Bare of Fergus Falls, Mn.; Jeff (Rita) Bare of Aitkin; Great Grandchildren: Tanner, Travis, and Tyler Bare; Lauren, Olivia and Noah Landrus and Teddy Mishler; Sister: Louise Reeves of Waukegan, Illinois; Brothers: Edward Kauchnik and Kenneth Kauchnik both of Waukegan, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband Arnold; Grandson Greg Bare, 1 Sister and 2 Brothers. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11 AM from the Aitkin United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Foote officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Aitkin United Methodist Church. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Walfred "David" Dixon
04/20/1939-04/22/2013
Walfred “David” Dixon Jr. age 74 of Aitkin formerly of Duluth died Monday, April 22, 2013 at his home. He was born April 20, 1939 at Harney, Minnesota the son of Walfred and Virginia (Wizbiski) Dixon. He grew up and attended schools in Cloquet. He then worked at the paper mill in Cloquet for a time. He married Helen H. Granholm on August 11, 1958 at Carlton, Minnesota. They lived in Duluth where he worked on the Boats and also as a security guard at St. Mary’s Medical Center for the Pinkerton Co. He was very artistic and enjoyed drawing and crafts. He is survived by his wife Helen Dixon of Aitkin; sons: Dale (Shelby) Dixon of Duluth; Duane Dixon of Duluth; Daughter: Darla (John) Heins of Aitkin; 5 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Wanda Dixon of Detroit, Michigan; Diane Dixon of Cloquet, Mn.; Brother Douglas Dixon of Cloquet, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers. No services will be held. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Clayton M. Lueck
02/27/1938-04/22/2013
Clayton M. Lueck, age 75 of Aitkin died Monday, April 22, 2013 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Clayton was born February 27, 1938 at Aitkin, Minnesota the son of Vernon and Ila (Gustin) Lueck. He attended country school at Thor and graduated from the Aitkin High School in 1956. He worked for a time up in Silver Bay. He married Donna J. Howard on July 19, 1958 in Aitkin. They lived out in the Thor area farming raising turkeys and had a dairy herd. In 1965 they moved to Farm Island Township on their farm and continued farming. In later years he had an Elk herd for a time. He was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church at Rossburg, the NRA and the Dam Lake Sportsman’s Club. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed attending the grandchildren’s events. He is survived by his wife Donna Lueck of Aitkin; Children: Tracey and David Roring of Aitkin; Rea and Gary Leonard of Brooklyn Park, Mn.; Darcy and Brian Steinke of Casper, Wy.; 11 Grandchildren and spouses: Jared Heins, Landon Heins, Dustin and Brittany Heins, Sam Roring, Cara Leonard, Isaac Leonard, Nathaniel and Luci Ritter, Katti and Dexter Mettler, Logan and Shawna Ritter, Tylor Count and Kelseigh Count; 10 Great Grandchildren: Brenna and Easton Heins, Bentley, Kohen and Deegan Mettler, Brooklyn , Ealeigh and Claytyn Ritter and Ashlynn and Tanner Carlson; Sister: Dolores and Dennis Russell of Isle, Mn.; and Brother: Arnold and Karen Lueck of Aitkin. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3 PM from First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Rev. Sandy Berg Holte officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 1 PM until the 3 PM services. Burial will be at a later date in the Saron Cemetery. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Larry Patrick
11/17/1944-04/21/2013
Larry Patrick, 68 of Cromwell died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Villa Vista Senior Community – Cardinal Court in Cromwell. He was born November 17, 1944 in McGregor to Edwin and Ethel Patrick. He worked as a truck driver for many years. He is survived by many relatives and friends. Memorial service will be 10:00A.M. - Monday, May20, 2013 at Villa Vista in Cromwell. Burial will be in Round Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Wayne M. Moe
03/26/1942-04/19/2013
Wayne M. Moe, age 71 of McGregor formerly of Duluth died Friday, April 19, 2013 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Wayne was born March 26, 1942 at Tamarack, Minnesota the son of Conrad and Ruby (Hiller) Moe. He grew up and attended schools in McGregor. He worked for a time logging and ricing in the area. He married Judith C. Erickson on May 11, 1963 in Aitkin. They lived in McGregor until 1966 when they moved to Duluth where he worked. In 1981 they returned to the McGregor area where he farmed and worked for Clark Township. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Judy Moe of McGregor; Son: Keith Moe of McGregor; Daughters: Kelley and Scott Gerads of Little Falls, Mn.; Kristy and Gary Gustafson of Glencoe, MN. And Karie Moe of Wrenshall, MN.; 6 Grandchildren: Christopher, Meghan, Courtney, Devon, Meredith and Chance, 2 Great Grandchildren: Caddy and Dayton; 1 brother: Phillip Moe of Alaska and 3 sisters: Marjorie Anderson of Milwaukee, Wisc.; Darlene Hanson and Yvonne Hanson both of Aitkin. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Kraig, 2 sisters and 4 brothers. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11 AM from the McGregor Funeral Home with Diane Brennan officiating. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Mervin L. Rohrer
10/15/1924-04/16/2013
Mervin L “The Captain” Rohrer, age 88 of Rural Isle died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Mervin was born October 15, 1924 at Lancaster, Pennsylvania the son of Willis and Mabel (Landis) Rohrer. He grew up and attended schools at Lancaster graduating from High School there. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during WW II. He served in the Parachute Infantry and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his discharge he returned to Pennsylvania for a time and began selling agricultural equipment and travelled extensively with his job. Later he worked for the Montgomery Ward Co. and then was a draftsman for the Litton Company. He worked on the design and layout of many drug stores. He also was a real estate salesman in the Anoka area. He moved to the Malmo area in 1985 and has lived here since. He had been a launch operator for Fisher’s Resort for many years. He was a member of the Mason’s and the Isle VFW. He enjoyed making maple syrup each spring. He is survived by his children: Herb (Linda) Rohrer of Bloomsbury, N.J.; Mervin (Chol-Mi) Rohrer Jr. of Arizona; Janice (Bill) Snow of Equinuk, Pa.; Tim Rohrer of Pa.; Barb Scherber of Coon Rapids, Mn.; Linda (Bob) Evenson of Isanti, Mn.; Sandra (Jim) Karasch of Anoka, Mn.; Brian (Rachael) Rohrer of Big Lake, Mn.; Boyd (Debi) Rohrer of Crystal, Mn.; 20 grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and Son in law: Ralph Walls of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, daughter, 3 brothers and 1 sister. A funeral service will be held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4 PM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with Rev. James Raisanen officiating. A visitation will be from 1 to the 4 PM services at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Aitkin VFW and American Legion Posts. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Anoka on Monday at 11 AM. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Diane M. Orjala
10/16/1947-04/14/2013
Diane Maria Orjala age 65 died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at McGregor. She was born October 16, 1947 to Eleanor (Beckman) and Wayne Orjala, the oldest of four children. She attended McGregor elementary and High School, graduating in 1965. She attended the Minneapolis School of Arts as a fashion major from 1965 to 1967. She lived in Winston Salem, Houston, Manhattan and Los Angeles before returning to Minneapolis in 1987 and then back to East Lake in 2006 to reside with her mother. Her career began in retail sales, progressing to positions of buyer of suits and dresses in Houston. Later as a merchandiser for two California dress manufacturers. Upon her return to Minneapolis she went back to retail sales. Diane was preceded in death by her father Wayne Orjala in 1959 and younger sister Edith Orjala in 1973. She is survived by her mother Eleanor Karjala, Sister Nancy Orjala and Brother David (Catherine) Orjala and niece Allison and nephew Andrew Orjala. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. The McGregor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Ethel B. Heath
09/30/1920-04/13/2013
Ethel B. Heath, age 92 of Aitkin formerly of Mound and Princeton died Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Ethel was born September 30, 1920 at Clarkfield, Minnesota the daughter of Oley and Sadie (Richardson) Handeland. She grew up and attended schools in Clarkfield graduating from the Clarkfield High School. She married Charles F. Heath on May 26, 1945 in Hennepin County. The made their home in Mound, Mn where they owned and operated Chuck’s Hardware Store for over 25 years. For many years they had been coming to their cabin on Cedar Lake near Aitkin and in 1971 they moved to Aitkin and made their home here. Ethel’s husband Charles died in 1973. She continued living in Aitkin and worked for Francin’s Clothing Store and Eleanor’s Boutique before moving to Princeton, Mn. in 2002. She lived there until moving back to Aitkin in 2011 when she entered the Aicota Health Care Center. She enjoyed reading and gardening and was a member of First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. She is survived by grandchildren: Katherine Freund of Minneapolis, Katherine Nyberg of St. Cloud, Ruth (Jim) Bender of Aitkin and Charlie (Krista) Anderson of Aitkin; Great Grandchildren: Samantha and Gina Nyberg; Daniel Bender and Jake Anderson and sons in law: Kerry Freund and Todd Pieper. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband Charles, Daughters: Nancy Eck, Susan Pieper and Karen Freund, 2 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with Rev. Darrell Pedersen officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the 10:30 AM services. Burial will be in the Mound Union Cemetery at Mound, Minnesota at 2:30 PM on Thursday. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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Richard A. Thompson
09/19/1928-04/11/2013
Richard A. Thompson, age 84 of Aitkin died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Aitkin Health Services. He is survived by his wife Mary Thompson of 66 years; 3 children: Pat, Rick and Sue; 5 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren and Brother Robert. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 grandchild and 3 sisters. No services will be held. Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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Elizabeth Deurr Jeronimus
09/07/1922-04/11/2013
Elizabeth D. “Bette” Jeronimus, age 90 of Fridley died in peace at her home with her family present. Bette was born in Aitkin, Minnesota on September 7, 1922, the daughter of Hannah and Frank Deurr. She attended school in Tamarack, where her mother was the teacher. The family later moved to Duluth and she attended Denfeld High School and graduated in 1940. She then attended the Duluth State Teachers College, which later became the U of M, Duluth. She met her future husband, Bob, during the summer of 1941, while he was home on leave from military service. They corresponded daily when he returned to his base. Their love grew during furloughs and they were married on October 18, 1943 in Duluth. She enjoyed military life, the excitement of new assignments, new vistas, but mostly new friends. She was a natural for the life. Golf, bowling and bridge, she was involved with everything, especially the parties and celebrations. They were stationed in Denver, San Antonio, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., each one more enjoyable than the next. She made friends everywhere they went, hand-writing over one-hundred Christmas cards each season. They returned home to Minneapolis in July of 1965 where her husband took a position as a professor at the U of M School of Dentistry and they settled into their permanent home. Bette continued to enjoy hosting parties, supporting many nonprofit organizations, and daily walks with friends into her golden years. In the end, she enjoyed her time with family and friends the most. A special thanks to the Dr.’s Johnson and Health Partners Hospice Team 6. Your loving and caring kindness helped us through this time of sorrow. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 70 years Bob; daughter Ann Bollmeier (David; Grandchildren: Lynne Macziewski (Nathan) and Jeffrey Bollmeier (Katie) and her four adorable great grandchildren Grace and Jack Macziewski and Kaia and Karina Bollmeier and daughter Liz. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11 AM from Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 Seventh Street NW, New Brighton, Mn. 55112. A private burial was held at the Round Lake Cemetery near McGregor, Mn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA). Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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Mae Viola Raushel
01/18/1925-04/09/2013
Mae Viola Raushel, 88, of Big Sandy Lake, McGregor died Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born January 18, 1925 in Chisholm. Her parents were Mario and Angela (Maturi) Paoli. She graduated from Chisholm High School in 1943 and attended Hibbing Jr. College. She graduated from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul in 1947 with a major in Psychology and then graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters in Library Science. Mae was united in marriage to Frank S. Raushel on August 20, 1947 in Chisholm. She lived in Cloquet for many years before moving to Big Sandy Lake, McGregor. Mae and her husband owned and operated Savanna Industries and Savanna Pallets of McGregor, Mn. She was a past member of the Cloquet Public Library Board and McGregor Library Board and a member of the McGregor Flower Club. She was an avid reader her entire life and enjoyed flower gardening. She loved living on the lake and taking leisurely pontoon rides. She enjoyed having her many grandchildren visit her in the summer at the lake. She also enjoyed her weekly bridge game, swimming and crossword puzzles. Mae was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching her Alma Mater Gophers, Vikings and Twins. She was preceded in Death by her husband Frank S. Raushel in 1997, brother Raymond Paoli in 1988, sister Angelyn (Honey) Dinquell in 2012, mother Angela Viola Urbiha in 1978, and father Mario Paoli in 1967. Mae is survived by: Son – Dr. Frank M. Raushel (Norene) of College Station, Texas Daughter – Virginia A. Evans (Michael) of Piedmont, California Son – Lawrence S. Raushel (Jeanne) of Palisade, MN Son – Douglas C. Raushel (Jan) of Aitkin, MN Son – Allen T. Raushel (Robyn) of Cloquet, MN Son – Andrew M. Raushel (Cheryl) of Jacobson, MN 20 Grandchildren 16 Great Grandchildren Other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11:00A.M. – Saturday, April 13, 2013 Funeral Service at Grace Lutheran Church, McGregor. Reverend Erika Foss will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Needle Cemetery. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the McGregor Library.
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Dawn I. Peterson
01/02/1924-04/03/2013
Dawn I. Peterson, age 89 of Aitkin and formerly of Lake Elmo and Dellwood died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Dawn was born January 2, 1924 at Huron, South Dakota the daughter of Louis and Vera (Hillquist) Madsen. She grew up and attended schools in Huron graduating from High School there. She then moved to the Twin Cities where she worked for a time. She married John E.A. Peterson on December 29, 1944 at St. Paul, Minnesota. They lived in St. Paul for a short time and then moved to Lake Elmo in 1947 and lived there until 1967. They then moved to Dellwood and lived there until moving to Aitkin in 1988. Dawn has lived in Aitkin since. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Aitkin, a former member of Christ Lutheran Church in Lake Elmo. She helped at the Card Shop recycling at Aitkin Health Services, enjoyed playing cards, knitting, and making quilts. She was a past member of the Homemakers Club in Lake Elmo. She is survived by 3 sons and spouses: Bernie and Bonnie Peterson of Dallas, Texas; Rich and Janet Peterson of Aitkin, Mn.; Doug and Linda Peterson of Aitkin, Mn.; 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John in 1992, and 4 brothers. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11 AM from First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Rev. Darrell Pedersen officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to the services on Monday at the church. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery at Maplewood, Minnesota on Tuesday at 11 AM. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Barbara Ann Priem
02/14/1940-03/31/2013
Barbara Ann Priem, 75 of Aitkin died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Aitkin Health Services. She was preceded in death by her parents Stan and Ann Wendler. She is survived by her husband Raymond Priem Three sons and daughters-in-law: Bob and Cindy Priem of Aitkin Jim Priem of Killdeer, N.D. Jeff (Mary) Priem of St. Michael Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Brother and sister-in-law: Jim (Sue) Wendler of Inver Grove Heights Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11:00A.M., Saturday, April 6, 2013 memorial service at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Father David Forsman will officiate. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Margaret \"Peg\" Schanbachler
11/24/1925-03/28/2013
Margaret “Peg” Schanbachler, age 87 of Aitkin died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Margaret was born November 24, 1925 at Grand Rapids, Minnesota the daughter of Allen and Mae (Dodridge) Doran. She grew up and attended schools in Grand Rapids graduating from the Grand Rapids High School. She then Attended St. Scholastica College and graduated with a BS Degree in Chemistry and Math. She worked as a lab Technician at Nopeming and at the Hospital and State Hospital in Moose Lake. She moved to Aitkin in 1971 and owned and operated the Aitkin Motor Court which was located where the current Dollar Store is today. She also sold Real Estate, worked at the Independent-Age and worked for many years in the Assessor’s Office at the Court House. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. She volunteered at the church, the Hospital and with the Meals on Wheels Program. She loved to bowl and had been on the Aitkin Dairy Bowling Team for many years. She is survived by 3 children and spouses: Anne (Craig Riedl) Mohaupt of Long Lake, Mn.; Jeffrey Mohaupt of Aitkin, MN.; Mark (Donna Zochert) Mohaupt of Richfield, Mn.; 2 grandchildren: Matthew Mohaupt, Kelly Mohaupt, 1 step grandchild: Che Riedl; 2 sisters and brothers in law: Patsy (Bill) Solien of Texas, Loretta (Frank) Johnson of Texas; Brother and sister in law: Daniel (Deanna) Doran of Florida. She was preceded in death by parents Allen and Mae Doran, Sisters: Mary Doran, Annamay Conner, Catherine “Kity” Berkeland and Dorothy Best. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11 AM from St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin with Fr. David Forsman officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials may be given to your favorite charity in Margaret’s name. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Maryann Peterson
05/24/1923-03/26/2013
Maryann Peterson, age 89 of Aitkin died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Maryann was born May 24, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Marcelus and Gertrude (Slegers) VanDonsel. She grew up and attended schools in Hammel and Corcoran and attended Jr. High at Robbinsdale. She then worked as a nanny in Minneapolis for a time. She married Robert Peterson on February 20, 1943 in Seattle, Washington. They made their home there for a short time and then lived in various places in the U.S. before making their home on a farm near Isle, Mn. They lived there until moving to Aitkin in 1981 and she has lived here since. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin, enjoyed quilting and singing. She is survived by her three children: Robert (Kathleen) Peterson of Blackfoot, Idaho; Ruth (Larry) Eklund of Aitkin; Dan (Kim) Peterson of Isle, Mn.; 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren and 1 sister: Gertrude “Toots” Sebring of Plymouth, Mn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert in 1989, 1 sister Frances and 1 brother William. A mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11 AM from St. James Catholic Church with Fr. David Forsman officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery near Malmo. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Nancy Jean Lewis
07/21/1937-03/24/2013
Nancy Jean Lewis, 75 of Aitkin passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 after a year long battle with Leukemia. She was born July 21, 1937 in Anoka. She was Salutatorian of Anoka High School Class of 1955. She earned a B.A. from the U of M in 1967 and Masters Degree in Mathematics in 1980. She was personnel director for 1st Bank Systems, Musicland, and retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN. She married Richard Lewis, Sr. December 18, 1992 and moved to Aitkin full time in 2000. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, step-mother and first husband Denis Brasket. Nancy is survived by her husband Richard Lewis, Sr. Sons: Aaron Brasket of CO.; Robert Brasket of OR.; Jeff Lewis of Baxter; Douglas Lewis of Isanti; Rick Lewis, Jr. of St. Cloud Daughters: Eva Ray of TN.; Maerene Lewis Hanson of Aitkin; Dawn Stoffles of Minneapolis 16 grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren Brothers: Earl Schlafge and Clyde Chase Sisters: Delores Peterson and Virginia Sanderson Memorial services will be this summer 2013, a notice will be published. www.srtfuneral.com Memorial gifts are preferred to: YMCA Camp DuNord or Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity.
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Nancy Jean Lewis
07/21/1937-03/24/2013
Nancy Lewis Memorial service for Nancy Jean Lewis, 75 of Aitkin, who passed away March 24, 2013 will be Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the 40 Club Convention Center, Hwy 210 West, Aitkin, MN. Friends and family fellowship will be 10 – 11A.M. followed by a celebration of life and love. She was born July 21, 1937 in Anoka and graduated from Anoka High School class of 1955. She is survived by her husband Richard E. Lewis, Sr., children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Memorials are preferred to Habitat for Humanity. Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. www.srtfuneral.com
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Astrid \"Margie\" Johnson
11/02/1926-03/21/2013
Astrid “Margie” Johnson, 86 of Tamarack died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at her home. She was born November 2, 1926 in Cromwell to Charles and Hilma (Julen) Swanson. Astrid was united in marriage to Arthur Johnson on June 16, 1945 in Aitkin. She was a member of the Tamarack Presbyterian Church and its Ladies Aid, Golden Age Club, and Tamarack Activities Club. Astrid enjoyed reading, flowers, her dogs, and pontoon rides on Long Lake. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur in 1992, son Greg Johnson, grandson Michael Hutar, three brothers: John, Carl, and Robert Swanson, two sisters: Marie Ramquist and Nina Peterson, and her parents Charles and Hilma (Julen) Swanson. Astrid is survived her children: Sharon Hutar of Tamarack Robert Johnson of Tamarack Linda Ukura of Tamarack Kevin (Sharon) Johnson of Tamarack Grandchildren: Brad (Roxanne) Hutar, Rhonda (Mike) Foley, Andrea (Cory) Ukura, Brett Ukura, Rob (Breanne) Johnson, Lucas Johnson, Kelsey Johnson, Tammy Johnson, Christopher Johnson Great-grandchildren: AshleyMarsyla, Zerek Marsyla, Connie Hutar, Leah Hutar, Hudson Johnson Many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 12:00P.M. – Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Tamarack Presbyterian Church in Tamarack. Mr. Ron Staudinger will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7P.M. – Tuesday at McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. www.srtfuneral.com
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James Kenneth Dixon
09/16/1930-03/20/2013
James Kenneth Dixon, 82 of Palisade died Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born September 16, 1930 in Pompeys Pillar, MT. to James A. and Laura B. (Morton) Dixon. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the Korean War. James was united in marriage to Margaret I. Shofner on December 30, 1952 in Rhode Island. He was a member of the Aitkin American Legion Lee Post #86, North American Hunting Club, and the NRA. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret; grandchildren: Shannon, Roger, and Taylor; brothers: Duane and Glenn; sister Marge; and his parents James and Laura. James is survived by his children: James Gary (Allyne) Dixon of Casper, WY Joan Marie (Terry) Padal of Coon Rapids Sharon Elaine (Larry) Dixon of Grygla Susan Barbara (Mark) Ashwood of McGregor Toni Lynn (Ron) Dixon of Palisade Tracey Ann Dixon of Minneapolis 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren Sisters: Donna Anderson, Avis Bereal, Ruth Jenkins, Betty Neilson, Derva Trower Many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 1:00P.M.-Monday, March 25, 2013 funeral service at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Burial will be in Waukenabo Cemetery. Military honors are by Aitkin American Legion Lee Post #86 and Aitkin VFW Roberts-Glad Post #1727. www.srtfuneral.com
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