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Archive Obituaries
Charles E. Martin
09/01/1927-06/15/2011
Charles E. Martin, 83 of Aitkin and formerly of McGregor died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. He was born September 1, 1927 in St. Paul to Charles S. and Florence J. (Peterson) Martin. He graduated from Humboldt High School in St. Paul. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in WW II. Charles was united in marriage to Constance M. (Harder) on August 24, 1972 in Watertown, SD. He worked for 57 years as an over the road truck driver. Charles is survived by his children: Cindy Thompson of McGregor David (Sandy) Coates of West St. Paul Andy (Ann) Coates of West St. Paul Charles Martin, Jr. of St. Paul Jeff (Vicki) Martin of Woodbury 13 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren 1 sister and brother in law: Delores (Sverre) Vinje Other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Constance on January 28, 1998, son Richard, grandson Chad Martin, great grandson Austin Pagan, 2 brothers Paul and Leroy, and his parents. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11:00A.M., Monday, June 20, 2011 funeral service at Grace Lutheran Church, McGregor. Reverend Erika Foss will officiate. Burial will be Acacia Park Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by McGregor VFW Post #2747. Arrangements are by McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. www.srtfuneral.com
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Ernest J. Hammer
11/12/1926-06/12/2011
Ernest J. Hammer, 84 of Maplewood died Sun., June 12, 2011. He was born November 12, 1926 in Two Harbors to John and Olga (Anderson) Hammer. He was a Merchant Marine. Ernest was united in marriage to Leona E. Wirta on December 10, 1949 in Duluth. He worked for Opus Corp. of Eagan for 30 years. He was a charter member of the Victory In Christ Lutheran Church in Maplewood. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Ernest is survived by his wife Leona of Maplewood Son Lance Hammer of Oakdale Daughter Jennifer Hammer of Maplewood Granddaughter Kendall Kwilas Many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Elsie Nordstrand, 2 brothers Edwin and Elwood, and his parents. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 1:00P.M. Friday, June 17, 2011 funeral service at McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. Burial will be in Sherriff Lake Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul. www.srtfuneral.com
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Doris M. Lattery
04/03/1925-06/12/2011
Doris Mae Lattery, age 86 of Aitkin formerly of South Saint Paul and Inver Grove Heights died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Doris was born April 3, 1925 at South Saint Paul the daughter of Albert and Helen Braun. She grew up and attended schools in South Saint Paul graduating from High School in 1944. She married Edward Lattery and they made their home in Inver Grove Heights. She lived there until moving to Lone Lake near Aitkin about 20 years ago. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting. She is survived by 1 son Carl Krueger and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Albert Lattery, son Edward Lattery, 1 brother Clifford Braun, and 1 daughter: Bonnie Letendre and granddaughter Jennifer. In following Doris??? wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Gary Lee Olson
08/04/1940-06/10/2011
Gary Lee Olson, age 70 of Aitkin formerly of Minneapolis and a retired Minneapolis Police Officer, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Mn. Gary was born August 4, 1940 at Red Wing, Minnesota the son of Gordon and Gladys (Swanson) Olson. He attended school at Vesa, Mn. and then in Minneapolis graduating from Minnehaha Academy. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962. He then worked for Control Data and also did some construction work before joining the Minneapolis Police Department in 1966. He married Susan M. Israel on April 11, 1986 in Minneapolis. He retired from the Police Force in 1995 and he and his wife moved to Farm Island Lake near Aitkin and have resided here since. He was a member of the Aitkin American Legion Post and the Minneapolis Police Relief Assn. He was also an organ donor. He is survived by his wife Susan of Aitkin; 1 sister: Janet Hagberg of Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11 AM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin, MN. with Rev. Dallas Smith officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Aitkin American Legion and VFW Posts. The Minneapolis Police Department Honor Guard will also be in attendance. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Mary Anne Bays
02/05/1939-06/05/2011
Mary Anne Bays, age 72 of Aitkin formerly of Wayzata and Denver died Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born February 5, 1939 in Minneapolis the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hedican) O???Connell. She grew up and attended schools in Wayzata graduating in 1957. She then went to work for Bell Telephone Co. and worked a number of years in Minneapolis and also Denver, Colorado. She married Warren F. Bays on April 29, 1983 at South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. They lived in Denver and they operated Bays Equipment of which she was a partner and president of for 20 years. They purchased a home on Farm Island Lake near Aitkin in 1990 and moved to it permanently in 1995 and have lived there since. She had been a member of the Riverwood Hospital Auxiliary, and the Cuyuna Country Club. She enjoyed gardening, golfing, fishing and skiing. She is survived by her husband Warren Bays of Aitkin; step son: Morgan Bays of Westminster, Colo.; step daughter: Lisa Bays of Denver, Colo.; step grandson: Zachary of Westminster, Colo.; sister: Kitty (Doug) Clemenson of Aitkin; brother: Paul (Roxanne) Leding of Brooklyn Park, Mn. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Lawrence Leding, and Brother Joe O???Connell. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11 AM from St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Justin Fish officiating. A gathering time will be held from 10 AM until the 11 AM service. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Riverwood Foundation Capital Campaign Fund. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Harriette V. Koopman
01/08/1924-06/04/2011
Harriette Viola (Petersen) Koopman, 87 of Aitkin passed away June 4, 2011 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born January 8, 1924 in St. Paul, MN; the oldest daughter of Hans and Ermine (Brisson) Petersen of Hugo. As a young child, she moved with her family to the South St. Paul area near Concord Avenue and at age 12 they moved to Agate Street where they lived many years. Harriette worked as a waitress at the St. Paul Athletic Club, at International Harvester during WWII, she did lifelong missionary church work and was a sales clerk at Daytons in St. Paul until she was trained as an electrologist and became self employed in that field. Harriette married Al Koopman on December 1, 1945 and they farmed near Ramona, SD. They had two children, David, (1947) and Connie (1948). Al and Harriette also farmed near Yankton, SD before moving to St. Paul in 1962 where she and her husband were employed at Daytons, Harriette first as an elevator operator, then a sales clerk. Widowed in 1994, Harriette moved to Aitkin in 2000 to be near her daughter and son-in-law, most recently residing at Aicota Assisted Living. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law: David (Jane) Koopman, of St. Paul, daughter and son-in-law, Connie (Chuck) Pettersen of Aitkin 5 grandchildren: Kristen (Aaron) Williams, Michael (Mollie) Koopman, James Koopman, Karin (Grant) Jordahl and Katie Pettersen. 4 great-grandchildren: Michala Williams, Alex and Katie Koopman, and Autumn Joy Jordahl Many nieces, nephews, and 4 surviving siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and 6 siblings: Donald, Robert, Joan Dettmann, Orv and Floyd Peterson, Stella Shoen. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 8, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in St. Paul at 3:30 p.m. A memorial service in St. Paul will be held at St. Mark???s Lutheran Church in the near future. Memorials are preferred to Bethel Lutheran Church in Aitkin, The Salvation Army or St. Mark???s Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Dolores Turnock
06/03/1939-06/04/2011
Dolores ???DeDe??? Turnock, 72 of McGregor died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. She was born June 3, 1939 in Roseville, Michigan to Leonard S. and Joy I. (Hamilton) Miller. She graduated from Crosby High School. DeDe was united in marriage to Harold Turnock on July 27, 1957 in Crosby. She enjoyed camping, dancing, and bowling. She was a former member of the McGregor Lions Club. DeDe is survived by her husband Harold of Crosby 3 daughters and sons-in-law: Joleen (John) Herbert of Sheridan, Wy. Beverly (Brad) Tesch of McGregor Sherrie (Randy) Vikla of McGregor One son and daughter-in-law: Keith (Michelle) Turnock of Brainerd. 8 grandchildren: Json (Amber), Chad, Dawn, Hilary, Jamie, Eric, Jessica, and Emily. Three great grandchildren: Teerza, Jazmyn, Izayah 2 sisters and brother-in-law: Gwen Caird of Deep Haven Gail (Jim) Ruschmeier of Aitkin One brother and sister-in-law: Harlan (Chris) Miller of Aitkin Many other relatives and friends. A gathering time will be from 2pm to 4pm, Friday, June 10, 2011 at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Margaret E. Nelson
09/17/1927-05/31/2011
Margaret (Marge) E. Nelson, 83, of McGregor, formerly Robbinsdale, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2011 in Duluth. She was born September 17, 1927 in Luverne to Ben and Anna (Husen) Fitzer. Marge was a graduate of Luverne High School. Marge was united in marriage to Robert T. Nelson on October 27, 1950 in Hopkins. She was a retired R.N., graduate of Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing, and a Northwest Airline flight attendant. She was involved in numerous volunteer and leadership roles within her church and community. Marge touched everyone she met and knew in a very special way. She was Preceded in death by her parents Ben & Anna Fitzer and nephew Gary Fitzer. She is survived by husband of 60 years, Robert (Bob) T. Nelson Daughter and son-in-law: Ann (Jim) Carlson of McGregor Son and daughter-in-law: Tom (Mary) Nelson of Maple Grove Grandchildren: Carly (Doug) Mandler, Kyle Nelson, Cynthia Jacobs, Anne Langford, and great grandchildren Charlie, Grace, Joey & Julia. Brother and sister-in-law: Maurice (Helen) Fitzer of Luverne and 5 nephews. Visitation at 12:00 noon on Sunday, June 19, 2011, followed by a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. at Round Lake Presbyterian Church, 16652 Goshawk Street (Cty. Rd. 6), McGregor, MN. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to Round Lake Presbyterian Ladies Guild or McGregor Friends of the Library. Arrangements by McGregor Funeral Home, 218-768-3136. www.srtfuneral.com
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Norman Dale Henslin
06/09/1935-05/27/2011
Norman D. Henslin, age 75 of McGregor formerly of Shoreview, Mn. Died Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin, Minnesota. Norman was born on June 9, 1935 in St. Paul, Minnesota the son of Delbert and Lorraine (Cline) Henslin. He grew up and attended schools in St. Paul graduating from Humboldt High School in 1953. While in school he started working for a printing company. He then served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He then worked as a lithographer for many years and retired from the Mellosmello Printing Co. He began coming to the McGregor area in 1992 and he moved here permanently in 2002 and has lived here since. He enjoyed fishing and helping people any way he could. He is survived by his daughter Tracy Lynn Henslin of La Mesa, Calf.; sisters: Priscilla Gillen of South St. Paul, MN.; Marlis Floe of McGregor, Mn. and brother Merv Henslin of North St. Paul, MN. And nieces nephews and many close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Billie Davis and brother Stan Henslin. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Fireside Restaurant in McGregor starting at 4 PM. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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C. Louise Hasskamp
07/10/1933-05/26/2011
C. Louise Hasskamp, age 77 of Aitkin died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Louise was born July 10, 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota the daughter of Theodore and Esther (Borgmann) Arens. She graduated from the Aitkin High School in 1951 and then attended the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, R.N. License in 1955. Her first RN job was at the V.A. Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa for 1 year. She married David D. Hasskamp on September 29, 1956 in Aitkin. She worked at the Aitkin Community Hospital for 1 year and then went to work at Dr. Closuit???s new clinic and worked there for seven years. In 1964 she became certified as a Public Health Nurse after completing studies at the University of Colorado at Denver, Colorado. Louise then worked for the Aitkin Public Schools as a Public Health Nurse for 23 years. She was forced to retire in 1987 due to rheumatoid arthritis. Louise was named Minnesota School Nurse of the Year for 1985-86. Louise served as the first chairman on the Kinship Board as she and others worked hard to get this established. Louise was also instrumental in helping create the Aitkin???s Children Center. Louise served as the ???Kids??? board chairman in 1975. Louise, along with her husband Dave, was also a strong supporter of the development of the Jacques Art Center, and served as board chair for a number of years. Louise is survived by her husband Dave Hasskamp of Aitkin; Children Bill and Mary Ann Hasskamp of Challis, Idaho; Mary Louise and Dan Howe of Wyendotte, Michigan; 3 grandchildren: Kate, Jenny and Thomas; 1 sister: Theodora Dahle of Edina, Mn. And San Diego, Calf. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson David Howe, and favorite puppy Sadie. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 11 AM from St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin with Fr. Justin Fish officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Jacques Art Center or Camp Confidence Center. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com
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Vela Swanson
10/12/1925-05/24/2011
Vela Swanson, age 85 of McGregor died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Minnesota. Vela was born October 12, 1925 at Middletown, Ohio the daughter of Lionel and Edith Marie (Hack) Gephart. She grew up and attended schools in Kentucky. She married David Livingston on July 19, 1942 at Las Vegas, Nevada. They made their home in California. David died in 1949. Vela continued to live and work in California and then married Robert P. Swanson Sr. on January 6, 1956 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They lived in California until 1970 at which time they moved to McGregor, MN. where they operated a gas station. She also worked for the sewing factory, was a hostess for the Chamber of Commerce and did baking and care giving. She enjoyed boating; fishing, dancing and loved to watch her boys play basketball as they were growing up. She is survived by Children: Robert P. Swanson Jr. and Ann of Grand Marais, MN., Rahn Cory Swanson and wife Sharon of East Bethel, Minnesota, David H. Livingston and wife Debbie of Lodi, California, John S. Livingston and wife Jeannie of Burlington, New Jersey, Joyce Ann Burdick and husband Russ of Tamarack, MN.; 1 sister: Velma Olson and husband Bill of Olympia, Washington; 17 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, husbands David Livingston and Robert Swanson, 1 daughter Barbara Livingston, 1 grandson, 1 great grandson, 1 brother and 2 sisters. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at Noon from the Community Alliance Church near McGregor with Rev. Steve DeMars officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Needle Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the church Friday. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Donald E. Hasselius
03/24/1943-05/21/2011
Donald E. Hasselius, 68, of Aitkin and formerly of Blaine died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Riverwood Health Care Center, Aitkin. He was born March 24, 1943 in Aitkin to Edward and Donna (O???Neal) Hasselius. He grew up in Aitkin and graduated from Aitkin High School class of 1962. He was the first state high school wrestling champion for Aitkin High School (1962). After high school he attended Dunwoody Institute, eventually becoming a master plumber. Donald was united in marriage to Janice Rush on June 30, 1963 in Aitkin. He was a member of the Minneapolis Plumbers Union Local #15 for over 40 years. Donald is survived by his wife Janice, 2 sons and a daughter-in-law: Daniel Hasselius of Blaine Todd (Cassie) Hasselius of Blaine Three grandchildren: Ashly (Justin) Hall, Dustin Hasselius and Malia Hasselius 1 great granddaughter: Haylee Hall Five brothers, 3 sisters, many nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Eddie and parents Edward and Donna (O???Neal) Hasselius. Funeral services will be 11:00A.M.???Friday, May 27, 2011 at Glory Baptist Church, rural Aitkin. Burial will be in Diamond Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Glory Baptist Church building fund. www.srtfuneral.com
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Joyce K. (Knoedl) Dufresne
07/18/1930-05/17/2011
Joyce K. (Knoedl) Dufresne, age 80 of McGregor formerly of St. Paul died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at her home in McGregor. Joyce was born July 18, 1930 in St. Paul, Mn. The daughter of John and Anna May (Flowers) Knoedl. She grew up and attended schools in St. Paul having attended St. Agnes and Washington High School. She then worked for the City of St. Paul until 1952 when she married Gordon A. Dufresne on July 18, 1952. They made their home in Centerville and she raised her family. In 1974 they purchased the Greenwood Lodge near McGregor and operated that until 1980. She then cared for her husband until his death in 1984. She then worked as a cook for Banns, Pier 65 and the Block House until retiring in 1998. She had lived on Lake Minnewawa until 2008 at which time she moved into McGregor. She was a member of the Minnewawa Sportsman???s Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, a former Lioness, and Holy Family Catholic Church. She enjoyed Cooking, Quilting, Reading, crossword puzzles, and fishing. She is survived by her children: John Dufresne of McGregor, Dennis (Trudi) Dufresne of Grand Rapids, Mich., Paul (Kathy) Dufresne of Ramsey, MN., Anne (Mark) Reno of McFarland, Wisc., Barbara Rian of McGregor; 16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 1 brother Jack (Helen) Knoedl of Bloomington, Mn. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gordon in 1984, 1 sister Anna May Peet. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11 AM from Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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John A. Ivory
10/19/1929-05/06/2011
John Anthony Ivory, 81 of Aitkin died Friday, May 6, 2011 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born October 19, 1929 in Dublin, Ireland to John and Mary (Miller) Ivory. Theater was John???s passion. He was involved in professional theater in Ireland and after moving to the United States he was involved in amateur theater throughout the Twin Cities. He worked as a shipping and receiving clerk for Washburn Laboratories in North Maplewood. John was united in marriage to Ardis (McIntyre) on June 30, 1956 in St. Paul. They moved to the Aitkin area in 1997. He was a member of St. John???s Lutheran Church at Cedarbrook. He is survived by his wife Ardis Nieces and nephews and families: Felix John Guido, Brian Anthony Guido, Cailin Mary Guido, Roan (Schneider) Mietzner, Lanette (Schneider) Pratt, Nona (Schneider) Ellsworth Brother-in-law: Felix Guido Sister-in-law: Maureen Schneider He was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary (Miller) Ivory and his sister Adrienne Guido. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11:00A.M. Tuesday, May 10 2011 funeral service at St. John???s Lutheran Church at Cedarbrook. Reverend Sandy Berg-Holte will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Maplewood. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Gerald ''Jerry'' Johnson Gerald ???Jer
04/22/1935-05/06/2011
Gerald ''Jerry'' Johnson Gerald ???Jerry??? D. Johnson, age 76 of Aitkin formerly of the Anoka area died Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Minnesota. Jerry was born April 22, 1935 at Ada, Minnesota the son of Rueben and Bertha ???Birdie??? (Pinske) Johnson. He attended schools in Ada. He then worked as a farm hand for a time and then at the age of 17 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He served with the U.S. Marines in Korea. Upon his discharge he returned to Ada for a short time and then moved to the Twin Cities and worked as a machinist at Apache Co. and later at Perfection Grinding retiring in 1993. He married Kathleen E. Bauer on February 20, 1971 at Watertown, South Dakota. They made their home in Anoka County for many years. They have resided in the Aitkin area the past 10 years. He was a life member of the McGregor VFW Post and the Aitkin American Legion Post. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed antiquing. He is survived by his wife Kathy (Bauer) Johnson of Aitkin; 2 sons: Mark (Cindy) Johnson of Isanti, MN., Tim Johnson of Arizona; 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 sisters: Tudy (John) Anthony of Grand Rapids, Mn.??? Jan (Mike) Ruch of Avon, Mn.??? Steve Johnson of Princeton, Mn., mother in law: Gladys Bauer of Anoka, Mn., brother in law: Jerry (Heidi) Bauer of Ramsey, Mn., sister in law: Jane Schoenecker of Stevens Point, Wisc., nieces, nephews and special pet Buttons. He was preceded in death by his parents, and father in law George Bauer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 11, 2011 at 11 AM from the McGregor Funeral Home with Rev. Erika Foss officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery at Anoka, Minnesota. Military honors will be provided by the McGregor VFW Larson-Deneen Post 2747. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Donna E. Anderson
10/24/1933-05/06/2011
Donna E. Anderson, 77 of Palisade died Friday, May 6, 2011 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. She was born October 24, 1933 in Milton, WI. She graduated from Wayzata High School. Donna was united in marriage to Maynard ???Andy??? Anderson on July 9, 1955 at Oak Knoll Lutheran Church in Minnetonka. They lived in Minnetonka until moving to their Waukenabo Lake home in 1990. She was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. She enjoyed fishing, camping, square dancing, and feeding the birds and deer. She was an avid quilter, needle pointer, and knitter. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Linda (Scott) Nylander of Montrose Son and daughter-in-law: Dale and (Gwen) Anderson of Minnetonka 4 grandchildren: Kalley Anderson, Dana Anderson, Loren Palmer, and Mitchell Palmer Brother and sister-in-law: Curt (Jenette) Boyes She was preceded in death by her husband Maynard ???Andy??? Anderson on June 26, 2008. Three brothers Earl, Lee, and Dean Boyes, and her parents Dan and Hattie (Hoag) McCarty. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 12:00P.M. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 funeral service at Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade. Reverend William Sass will officiate. Burial will be in Summit Park Cemetery in Wayzata. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Henry Meyer
12/10/1928-05/05/2011
Henry P. Meyer, 82 of McGregor died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born December 10, 1928 in Chicago, Il. to Ernst and Ida (Tessendorf) Meyer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II. Henry was united in marriage to Shirley (Swain) on February 14, 1949 in Madrid, IA. He worked as a carpenter and then as a superintendent for PLC Construction until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #322, the Masons and a former member of the Shriners. He was President of Round Lake Community Club. He enjoyed working and loved to spend time with his family and taking rides around the lake on his pontoon. He is survived by his wife Shirley 3 children: Ernie Meyer (Linda Giesen) of Delano Cindy (Bob) Phillippi of Ham Lake David (Jody) Meyer of East Bethel Seven grandchildren: Jennifer Meyer, Jolene Meyer, Brian Phillippi, Laura Phillippi, Steve Meyer, Sarah Meyer, Heather Yager. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernst and Ida (Tessendorf) Meyer and his sister Frieda Shaw. Funeral services will be 1:00P.M. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. Reverend Erika Foss will officiate. Visitation will be 11A.M. to 1P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Round Lake Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by McGregor VFW Post # 2747. www.srtfuneral.com
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Ruth Tuholski
09/21/1916-05/04/2011
Ruth W. Tuholski, 94 of Tamarack died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born September 21, 1916 in Haugen Township, Tamarack to Andrew E. and Julia (Geving) Nelson. She graduated from McGregor High School in 1936. Ruth was united in marriage to Joseph J. Tuholski on November 10, 1950 in Tamarack. She had worked at the Tamarack CO-OP as the store clerk and was a former Haugen Township treasurer. She was a professional grandmother to any kid that came along. She enjoyed baking, gardening and making patchwork quilts for everyone, especially newborn babies. She was a member of the Golden Age Club and Round Lake Presbyterian Church. Ruth is survived by 4 daughters and sons-in-law: Beverly Hemmila of Bloomington Kathleen Sellers (Tom Demenge) of Tamarack Susan (Tom) Glander of Tamarack Bonny Jenkins of Harrisburg, PA. 15 grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren Special niece Janice Wetterhahn of Escanaba, MI. Many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Julia (Geving) Nelson, husband Joseph on July 14, 1989, son and daughter-in-law Leroy and Jean Anderson, granddaughter-in-law Jessica VanHorn, great granddaughter Lola VanHorn Sellers, two brothers Edward and Arthur Nelson, and her sister MabeI Ingalls. Funeral services will be 1:00P.M. Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Round Lake Presbyterian Church, McGregor. Reverend John Yingling will officiate. Burial will be in Round Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7P.M. Saturday at McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. www.srtfuneral.com
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Kim Lee Zgodava
01/28/1968-05/01/2011
Kim Lee Zgodava, Native Name: Miskwaanakwadookwe, age 43 of McGregor died Sunday May 1, 2011 at the Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Kim was born January 28, 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended schools in Minneapolis and McGregor and then attended college at Fondulac and Mille Lacs tribal colleges. She graduated with an AA degree and a certificate in chemical dependency counseling. She worked as a chemical dependency counselor at the Mash-Ka-Wissen center in Sawyer for several years. She has currently been residing in McGregor. She is survived by her husband Daniel Kangas of Minneapolis; children: Ashley Kangas of McGregor, Destany (Les) Gahbow of McGregor, Daniel Zgodava of McGregor, Cheyanne (Ron) Peet of McGregor, Jaedalynn Kangas of Minneapolis; Mother: June Boyd of McGregor; sisters: Tabatha (Jeff) Boyd of McGregor; Tara Kangas of McGregor, Chrissy Boyd of McGregor; Grandchildren: Nindaanis Benjamin, Roylynn Benjamin, Averi Benjamin, Quinton Gahbow, Karly Gahbow, and Shaylynn Decoteau. She was preceded in death by her father Franklin Boyd, 1 infant daughter, 1 son: Lordez Kangas, 2 brothers: Franklin Boyd Jr., Richard Allen Boyd and 1 sister: Tammy Taylor. A wake will begin at 5 PM on Wednesday May 4, 2011 at the East Lake Community Center and continue until the services on Thursday at 10 AM with Lee Staples officiating. Burial will be at the Big Sandy Lake Burial Grounds. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Easton Gary Floe
03/06/1937-04/26/2011
Easton Gary Floe, age 74 of McGregor died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at McGregor, Minnesota. Easton was born March 6, 1937 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the son of Sigurd and Cora (Snively) Floe. He attended schools in Minneapolis and at the Bellhorn Bay School near McGregor. He married Ramona Hoyt on June 23, 1956 in the Twin Cities. They made their home in Mounds View and worked as a metal lather doing construction work on commercial buildings. Easton was dedicated to providing for his family and went to where the work was. He worked throughout the area and also in California. He moved to McGregor in 1964 where he built the family home on Lake Minnewawa.Easton continued doing construction and he also started logging in the early 1970???s. He went to work for Floe International in 1986 as a welder and started doing sales in 1987. He retired in 1997. He married Marlis Henslin on November 19, 1994 at Bullhead City, Arizona. They wintered in Laughlin, Nevada. He was a member of the Lathers Union. Easton loved taking his family out on the lake in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. He also enjoyed picking wild rice,spear fishing, golfing, darts playing Texas Hold Em and being creative. He also raised golden retrievers and ran them in field trials. He loved the woods and spending time with his family and friends. Easton was a very kind hearted and social person. He is remembered by his children as being a great father, mentor and friend. He is survived by his wife Marlis Floe of McGregor; 3 children: Joan (Rich) Mizer of Pine City, Mn.; Karen Floe of Cloquet, Mn.; Wayne (Janelle) Floe of McGregor; 10 grandchildren: Angie Kemen, Cory Eken, Sara Moser, Heidi Mizer, Holly Mizer, Holly Merrill, Glenn Gibson, Natalie Reiter, Easton Floe, Ramsi Floe; Great Grandchildren: Lukas Kemen, Beth Kemen, Kendra Gibson, Austin Merrill, Raegan Merrill, Tyson Reiter; Step Children: Roxanne Brinegar of Adelanto, Calf., Brett Courvoisier of Victorville, Calf.; 2 brothers: Jack Floe of Oceanside, Calf.; Jim Floe of La Mesa, Calf.; 3 Sisters: Marian Beattie of Seal Beach, Calf.; Sigrid Minkkinen of Kettle River, MN.; Cora Marie VanderMey of McGregor and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Bill and Tom and 2 sisters: Donna Hamilton and Susie Floe. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 5 PM at the McGregor Community Center. A dinner/Social hour will be followed by a time of remembering will follow. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Lillian A. Hall
06/29/1916-04/24/2011
Lillian A. Hall, age 94 of Aitkin died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Lillian was born June 29, 1916 at Morris, Minnesota the daughter of Henry and Mary (Hermson) Grote. She grew up and attended schools in Morris, Mn. graduating from St. Mary???s Catholic High School. She then moved to St. Paul and went to work for Snyder Drug in St. Paul. She married Ernest Hall on February 18, 1947 at Hudson, Wisconsin. They made their home in St. Paul and Lillian worked for Reed Ray Film in St. Paul. In 1970 they purchased a cabin on Elm Island Lake and spent as much time at the cabin as they could until 1989 when they retired to Aitkin while still having the cabin. She has lived in the Aitkin area since. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Moose Lodge, and the Aitkin American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed fishing, visiting with neighbors and friends, and watching baseball and football. She is survived by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ernest in 2008, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 29, 2011 at 2 PM from St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin with Fr. Justin Fish officiating. Burial will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery at Aitkin. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Caroline ''Carol'' Skrzypek Caroline ?
11/04/1948-04/24/2011
Caroline ''Carol'' Skrzypek Caroline ???Carol??? M. Skrzypek, age 62 of Aitkin died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Carol was born November 11, 1948 at Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Leonard and Betty (Cheney) Novak. She grew up and attended schools in Minneapolis. She married Glenn Anderson on March 14, 1964 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They made their home in Minneapolis. She married Darrell Skrzypek in December of 1986. Carol worked for the Hennepin County Medical Center for many years before retiring. They moved from Minneapolis to Aitkin in 2000 and have lived here since. She was a member of First Lutheran Church. She enjoyed garage Sales, interior designing, and cooking. She is survived by 4 children: Tammy Anderson of Coon Rapids, Mn.; Sherrie Anderson of Baxter, Mn.; Julie Anderson of Aitkin, MN.; Ricky Anderson of Fridley, Mn.; 7 grandchildren: Jennifer Anderson, Josh Lindskoog, Annie Lindskoog, Joseph Marquardt, Samantha Marquardt, Dusty Woodbridge, Emily Woodbridge; 3 great grandchildren: Annabella Greer, Ellie Rae Sheridan and Akira Greer. Also surviving is 2 sisters: Barbara Quigley of Minneapolis, Mn. and Karen Wahl of Blaine, Mn. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11 AM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with Rev. Dorothy Sand officiating. Burial will be in the Rabbit Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Ruby Jewell
05/02/1912-04/22/2011
Ruby May Jewell, 98 of Palisade died Friday, April 22, 2011 at her home. She was born May 2, 1912 near Hebron in Aitkin County to pioneer parents Charles and Pearl (Nix) Lamke. She attended first through fifth grade by boarding out at Bain, Swatara, and Glory. She attended sixth through the eighth grade on an abandon homestead in a 1 room log house near the Lamke homestead. In her teens she worked at Wades Resort and then was a cook at a logging camp. Ruby was united in marriage to Joseph A. Reich on May 2, 1930. They moved to a 40 acre farm 7 miles from where Ruby grew up. In 1945 Joseph passed away due to complications from a logging accident. Ruby was united in marriage to friend and neighbor Joseph C. Jewell on April 17, 1946. Together they purchased 300 acres adjoining Ruby???s original 40 acres. In 1968 they moved to Rossburg and spent their retirement years on their hobby farm. Ill health required them to give up the farm and they moved to Brainerd. After regaining their health, they volunteered at Brainerd State Hospital and Bethany Nursing Home in arts and crafts. They also assisted in getting 30 patients to Sunday church services. They made many beautiful and lasting friendships during these years. After eight years they moved back to Aitkin where their home became well known as the flower place. In 2000 they moved out of town to their nephews home on Old River Road where they again had many plants and animals. Ruby is survived by daughters and sons-in-law: Darlene (Reich) and Al Seguin of Aitkin Carol (Reich) and Ben O???Brien of Swatara Shirley (Jewell) and Roger Musil of Newtonsville, OH. Brothers and sisters: Myrtle (Lamke) Davis of OR. Albert Lamke of NE. Orvin Lamke of MI. Roland Lamke of MN. Pearl (Lamke) Welcome of MN. Janette (Lamke) Watson of MN. Many grandchildren, great-grandchildren other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved son Joseph E. Reich, infant daughter Beryl Reich, husbands Joseph A. Reich and Joseph C. Jewell, Brothers: Philip, Malvin, infant Demoline, Archie, Francis ???Fritz???, Calvin, Earl ???Bud???, and Ronny. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11:00A.M., Tuesday, April 26, 2011 funeral service at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Reverend David Becker will officiate. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Elizabeth Jean Voss
04/05/1934-04/21/2011
Elizabeth Jean Voss, 77 of Aitkin died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born April 5, 1934 in St. Paul. to Joseph and Irene (Bowlin) Stevens. Elizabeth was united in marriage to Roy Kenneth Voss, Sr. on September 18, 1954 in St. Paul. She worked as a bookkeeper for Roy???s Service Station in St. Paul. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling, darts, bingo, going to the casino and traveling. She is survived by her husband Roy Kenneth Voss, Sr. 2 sons and daughters-in-law: Michael Roy (Tammy) Voss of Maplewood Roy Kenneth (Karen) Voss, Jr. Three daughters and son-in-law: Debra Kay (Rick) Norring of Lake Elmo Vicki Lynn Weiss of Lake Elmo Barbara Jean Voss of Oakdale 11 grandchildren: Tom, Nicole, Justin, Maddison, Connor, Taylor, Alex, Joe, Johnny, Sarah, and Joe Four great-grandchildren: Jackson, Hayley, Devin, Caden 1 brother Robert Jahnke of St. Paul She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Irene (Bowling) Stevens. Funeral services will be 1P.M. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Sandberg Mortuary in North St. Paul. Visitation will be from 5 ??? 7P.M. Tuesday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. And will continue 1 hour prior to the service at Sandberg Mortuary. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Mahtomedi. www.srtfuneral.com
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Charles K. Stevenson
08/16/1927-04/21/2011
Charles K. Stevenson, age 83 of McGregor died Thursday, April 21, 2011 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Charles was born August 16, 1927 at Stacy, Minnesota the son of Charles M. and Ellen (Cedergren) Stevenson. He attended the Mobeck country school near Stacy. He also worked on the family farm. He then went to work as a welder in Wyoming, Mn. fabricating boat and pontoon trailers. He lived there until his marriage to Arleen M. Hearle on August 30, 1978 at Stacy, Mn. They then moved to the McGregor area and have lived here since. He enjoyed fishing and fish fry???s. He also enjoyed gardening, playing checkers, cards and cribbage. He is survived by his wife Arleen of McGregor; 7 children and spouses: Daniel (Connie) Tierney of Victoria, Mn.; Sandra Fredrickson and Thomas Martin of Crosby, Mn.; Susan Abbe of Mankato, Mn.; Patricia (Gary) Thompson of Watertown, Mn.; Mark (Dianna) Tierney of Plymouth, Mn.; Joanne (Jay) Munson of Milaca, Mn.; Timothy (Nicole) Tierney of McGregor; 24 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 1 brother: Melvin (LaVonne) Stevenson of Stacy, Mn. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 1 granddaughter. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11 AM from the McGregor Community Center with Rev. Barry Hite and Rev. Tony Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery at McGregor. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the Community Center on the day of the service. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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James W. Ziske
02/24/1925-04/18/2011
James W. Ziske, age 86 of Aitkin died Monday, April 18, 2011 at Aitkin Health Services. James was born February 24, 1925 at Aitkin, Minnesota the son of Frank and Ide (Best) Ziske. He grew up and attended schools in Aitkin graduating from the Aitkin High School. His family operated a farm on Spirit Lake and then started Ziske???s Resort on Spirit Lake. His parents along with James and his brother Jerry operated the resort for many years. James enjoyed traveling to Mexico and spending time there. He was a former member of the Aitkin Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his brother Jerry Ziske of Aitkin and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Chuck Ziske and Bob Ziske and 1 sister: Dorothy Phillips. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 10 AM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with Rev. Donald Norman officiating. A gathering time from 9 AM until the 10 AM services will be held at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Dorothy J. Kaufmann
12/13/1932-04/13/2011
Dorothy J. Kaufmann, 78 of Aitkin died Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born December 13, 1932 in Minneapolis to Archie and Blanch (Clifton) Goodin. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. She owned and operated the Silver Dollar Bar in Loretto, MN. for many years, and worked as a teachers aid at Rippleside Elementary School in Aitkin. She was a member of the Aitkin VFW Post #1727and American Legion Post #86 Auxiliaries. Dorothy is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Colleen (Gary) Finlayson of Aitkin Sharon (Arnie) Wenz of Georgetown, TX. One son and daughter-in-law: Stephen (Barb) Praus of Loretto, MN. 5 grandchildren: Dustin Finlayson, Matthew Finlayson, Jill Brinkman, Jeff Wenz, and Paul Johnson Seven great-grandchildren: Teagan, Blake, Tiffany, Wyatt, Sara, Nora, Lyla, and one on the way. 1 sister: Beverly Booth of Burnsville Many other relatives and friends She was preceded in death by her son Kevin Praus, sister Gloria Henneberry, and her parents Archie and Blanch (Clifton) Goodin. A Time of Gathering will be from 10:00A.M. to 12:00P.M., Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin Lunch will follow at Aitkin American Legion Post #86. www.srtfuneral.com
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Gerald Sandstrom
10/27/1933-04/07/2011
Gerald D. ???Jerry??? Sandstrom, 77 of Crystal died Thurs. April 7, 2011 at his residence. He was born October 27, 1933 in Minneapolis to Arthur and Carrie (Seavey) Sandstrom. He graduated from South High School in Minneapolis. He was a U.S. Marine Corps. Veteran. Jerry was united in marriage to Ruth Fischer in August 17, 1956 in Minneapolis. He owned and operated the Millberg Co. in Saint Louis Park. He enjoyed fishing especially on Mille Lacs Lake. Jerry is survived by his wife Ruth 2 sons: Mike Sandstrom and (Linda Blume) of Elk River Paul (Maria) Sandstrom of Aitkin One daughter Laura Sandstrom of Aitkin 7 grandchildren: Jeremy, Jason, Krista, Melissa, Hallie, Kate, Ashlyn Five great-grandchildren 1 brother: Danny( Donna) Sandstrom of Glen Three sisters: Arlene Munsinger of Burnsville Laverne Rocksted of New Hope Maggie (Denny) Nida of Bloomington Many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Carrie (Seavey) Sandstrom, and one brother. Funeral services will be 2P.M. ??? Monday, April 11, 2011 at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Visitation will be 12P.M. to 2P.M. Sunday at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to the service. www.srtfuneral.com
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Henry R. Beck
10/28/1922-04/04/2011
Henry R. Beck, age 88 of Palisade, died Monday, April 4, 2011 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Henry was born October 28, 1922 at Superior, Wisconsin the son of Olaf and Jennie (Carlson) Beck. He grew up in Palisade and attended the Woodland School in rural Palisade. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II serving with the 101st Airborne. He fought at Normandy and the Ardennes. He was wounded twice receiving two Purple Hearts. Upon his discharge he worked in a Michigan Auto Plant for a time and then returned to Palisade and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. He was a lifelong resident of Palisade and also a lifelong member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade where he was baptized and confirmed. He is survived by 1 brother and his wife: George and Betty Beck of Marysville, Michigan; 3 sister in laws: Phyllis Beck of Brocket, North Dakota, Pat Beck of Minneapolis, Mn.; Opal Beck of Duluth, Mn. and special cousin Terry (Marilyn) Kullhem of Palisade. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 8 at 1 PM from Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery with military honors by the Aitkin VFW and American Legion Posts. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the church Friday. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Richard Kosola
09/03/1969-03/26/2011
Richard ???Rick??? Arnold Kosola, 41 of Lawler ??? McGregor died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born September 3, 1969 in Virginia, MN. to Albert A. Kosola and Gloria J. (Sheppard) Portz. He was employed at Savanna Pallets in McGregor for 15 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycle, fishing, hunting, and being with people of all ages. Rick is survived by his mother Gloria (Jim) Portz of Palo His father Albert (Ellen) Kosola of Mora Brother Terry Kosola of Mt. Iron Sister Kim (Ron) Niday of Chisholm Step-sister Chris (Mark) Martin of Embarrass Step-brother Jimmer (Janel) Portz of Embarrass Many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his partner Nina Johnson, maternal grandparents Gerald and Gloria Kolterman, paternal grandparents Gust and Alice Kosola. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 1:00P.M. ??? Monday, April 4, 2011 funeral service at McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. Burial will be in Salo Cemetery. www.srtfuneral.com
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George H. Rowell
07/13/1945-03/25/2011
George H. Rowell, 65 of Tamarack died Friday, March 25, 2011 at St. Luke???s Hospice in Duluth. He was born July 13, 1945 in Bonham, TX. To George M. and Merline F. (Poston) Rowell. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. George was united in marriage to Susan Kaye Bishop on December 10, 1969 in Fort Worth, TX. He is survived by his wife Susan of Tamarack Three children: Sheba (Chad Higgins) Rowell Michael (Sherry) Southern Annie (Daniel) Nielsen 9 grandchildren: Sheena, Jadyn, Ashley, Noah, Ian, Dustin, Jennifer, Angela, Celeste One sister: JoRetta (Leonard Schultz) Ketchum 1 brother: Conrad (Laverne) Wyles Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Kayla Rowell, one sister Teresa Rowell, two brothers Michael and Lester Rowell. Funeral services will be 12:00P.M. ??? Saturday, April 2, 2011 at Round Lake Presbyterian Church, McGregor. Reverend John Yingling will officiate. Burial will be in Round Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7P.M. Friday at McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor and 1 hour prior to the service in the church. www.srtfuneral.com
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Lorraine Wesley
08/30/1920-03/25/2011
Lorraine Wesley, 90 of McGregor died Friday, March 25, 2011 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born August 30, 1920 in Superior, WI. to Reginald A. and Pearl J. (Lozen) Hearle. She was united in marriage to Eddie F. Wesley on February 14, 1949 in St. Paul. They lived in St. Paul, North Branch, and Lindstrom before moving to McGregor. She helped support the local food shelf and enjoyed sketching and painting. She was a member of the local art association and Holy Family Catholic Church. She is survived by four children and their spouses: Sharon Thurner of Rimrock, AZ. John (Marie) Thurner of Akeley Yvonne (Ed) Schwartz of McGregor Cathie Jo Ortega of McGregor 7 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren Sister Arleen (Charles) Stevenson of McGregor Many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Eddie, and brother John Hearle. Funeral services will be 9:30A.M. ??? Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor. Father Paul Fruth will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7P.M. ??? Tuesday at McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor with a prayer service at 7P.M. Visitation will continue 1 hour prior to the service in the church. www.srtfuneral.com
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Anna E. Jacobson
01/28/1921-03/21/2011
Anna E. Jacobson, age 90 of Aitkin died Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Anna was born January 28, 1921 at Malmo, Minnesota the daughter of Carl and Ida (Larson) Burman. She grew up and attended the Malmo School. She then went to Yellowstone National Park and worked for the park for several years. She returned to Minneapolis and worked as a seamstress for a time. She married Clifford E. Jacobson on June 6, 1953 at Aitkin, Minnesota. They made their home in Aitkin and she has lived here since. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Aitkin; and the Cedar Lake Homemakers. She had volunteered at the Nursing Homes in Aitkin and enjoyed sewing, gardening and painting. She is survived by 3 children: Eunice (Mike) Josephson of Lake Nebagamon, Wisc.; Linda (Rick) Carlson of East Gull Lake, MN.; Randy Jacobson of Buffalo Lake, Mn.; 7 grandchildren; 3 brothers: Earl Burman of Bethel, Mn.; Ernest Burman of Malmo, Mn.; Clarence Burman of Glen, Mn.; 2 sisters: Irene Long of Isle, Mn.; and Loretta Weiss of Norwalk, Calf. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband in 2007 and 1 daughter Sandra Pasell. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 25 at 11 AM from First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Rev. Dorothy Sand officiating. Burial will be in the Malmo Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and also 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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Patricia L. Smithson
09/02/1955-03/16/2011
Patricia Lynn Smithson, age 55 of Aitkin died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Patricia was born September 2, 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Donald and Mary (Dordon) Kalinowski. She grew up and attended schools in Minneapolis graduating from Roosevelt High School. She then went to work as a secretary for IDS. She married Earl A. Smithson Jr. on November 26, 1976 in Minneapolis. They made their home in Eagan where she continued working as a secretary for Sperry-Univac and raising her family. They moved to the Aitkin area in 1991 and she worked a time as a secretary and also did day care. She was a member of the Moose Club, enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing, and riding motorcycles. She was a very caring person whose passion was her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Earl A. Smithson Jr of Aitkin; children and spouses: Nicole (Ashley) Eklund of Malmo, Jammie (James) Rehwinkle of Aitkin, Jesse (Martha) Smithson of Rochester, MN.; 10 grandchildren: Devon Eklund, Mitchell Eklund, Andrew Eklund, Colin Rehwinkle, Cedric Rehwinkle, Dustin Rehwinkle, Jimmy Rehwinkle, Avril Rehwinkle, Odin Rehwinkle, and Michael Smithson. Father and step mother: Don and Florence Kalinowski of Glen; sisters and spouses: Mary Kay (James) Hancock of Minneapolis, Carol (Ed) Robinson of Navare, Florida, Karen (Wally) Hansen of Minneapolis, Donette Flaten of North St. Paul, Mn. She was preceded in death by her mother. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 1 PM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with Rev. Dean Norman officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Loren L. Smith
06/17/1918-03/14/2011
Loren L. Smith, 92 of Aitkin, died Monday, March 14, 2011 at his daughter and son-in-laws home near Aitkin. He was born June 17,1918 at Silver Creek, Wright, MN. to Loren LeRoy and Ida (Repke) Smith. Loren was united in marriage to Phoebe McNurlin on June 15, 1940 in Minneapolis. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in WW II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater with the 122nd Field Artillery Battalion, 161st and 753rd Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalions. He worked for Northland Milk and Ice Cream as an office manager and then for the USDA as a food inspector. He was a member of American Legion Post #471 in Minneapolis, the VFW Post #1816 in Garrison, and a charter member of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Garrison. Loren is survived by daughter and son-in-law Beth Ann (Steve) Lawrence of Aitkin Son and daughter-in-law Loren (Liz) Smith of Ramsey 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren Sister Lila Newman Special friends Greg and Stacy Stockdills of Aitkin Many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Loren LeRoy and Ida (Repke) Smith Wife Phoebe (McNurlin) Smith on January 10, 1998 Daughter Kathy Kehr; Grandson Randy Kehr, And three brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be 4:00P.M., Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Garrison. Reverend Walter Brill will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Garrison Cemetery. Military honors accorded by Garrison VFW Post #1816. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Eloise ''Lois'' Dreher Eloise ???Lois?
05/24/1932-03/14/2011
Eloise ''Lois'' Dreher Eloise ???Lois??? J. Dreher, age 78, of Palisade died Monday, Mach 14, 2011 at her home near Palisade. Eloise was born on May 24, 1932 at Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Pearson) Anderson. She attended schools in a number of towns in Minnesota and graduated from the Wayzata High School. She then worked for the Telephone Co. in Wayzata and raised her children. She married Wayne R. Dreher on August 21, 1965 at Oak Knoll, Mn. They made their home in Minnetonka where she raised her family and ran a day care for many years. She also worked as s seamstress at Minnesota Fabrics, Bags and Baggage and she also did upholstery. In 1996 they purchased the Palisade Caf?? and operated it until 2002. They retired and lived on Waukenabo Lake. She loved home interior decorating, gardening and her grandchildren where her life. She is survived by 9 children and spouses: Cathie Rasmussen of Olympia, Washington, Linda (Paul) Marso of Minnetonka, Mn., Roger Dreher of Palisade, Mn., Jeff (Donna) Dreher of Maple Grove, Mn., Susan (Tom) Bingham of Aitkin, Mn., Kevin Dreher of Big Lake, Mn., Lisa (Stephen) Moosbrugger of Winsted, Mn., Joyce Block of Minnetonka, Mn., Todd (Sarah) Dreher of Palisade, Mn., 24 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 3 sisters: Caroline (Eugene) Narr of Palisade, Mn., Marlene Gunlock of Sauk Rapids, Mn., Barb Anderson of Delano, Mn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne in 2006 and 1 brother Maynard. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 18, 2011 at 2 PM from the Hilltop Chapel near Palisade with Rev. Barry Hite and Rev. Charles Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the Waukenabo Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until the 2 PM services at the Church. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Marie Antoinette Bzdok
04/27/1929-03/14/2011
Marie Antoinette Bzdok (Nee: Sicard de Carufel) died unexpectedly on March 14, 2011. Preceded in death by parents Philias and Rose Sicard de Carufel, husband Donald J. Bzdok, son Ronald j., baby daughter Mary and granddaughter Kristen M. Survived by children: Linda (Jeff) Hammond, Darlene (Dave) Geiger, Mary Augustine, David (Michelle) Bzdok, Daniel (Diana) Bzdok, Daryl (Roxanne) Bzdok, 17 grandchildren: Jeff Jr., Shawn, Tracey, Don, Chris, Alicia, Dave, Jason, Jeremy, John, Danni, Rebecca, Ronald, Brian, Katie, Jennie, Joseph; 20 great grandchildren: William, Vincent, Fenya, Cecilia, Rosemary, Angelina, Kilian, Kyla, Ava, Sophia, Iris, Lila, Aaron, Cameron, Landon, Haley, Austin, Gavin, Matthew, Emma, and special friend John Halko. Funeral services will be held Saturday March 19 at 11 AM from Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor with vivitation 1 hour prior to services and also Monday, March 21 at 11 AM from St. Johns of St. Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul 977 5th Street East. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 until the 11 AM services at the church. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Frank Joseph Du Chane
08/25/1922-03/10/2011
Frank Joseph Du Chane, age 88 of Aitkin died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at his home. Frank was born August 25, 1922 in Aitkin, Minnesota the son of Frank and Eva Du Chane. They lived in Aitkin until 1929 when they moved to Baker, Montana. Frank grew up and attended schools there graduating from high school in 1940. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and served 3 years as a Staff Sergeant until his honorable discharge in 1945. Frank returned to Baker, Montana and worked on a sheep ranch for the next 10 years. He moved back to Aitkin in 1955 and began working at the Land O??? Lakes Turkey Plant. He met Lois Hasbrook while working there and they married on December 18, 1958 in Aitkin. Frank and Lois resided in Aitkin and Foley raising one son until frank???s retirement in 1988. After 6 months of retirement, Frank went back to work at the Oakwood Pheasant Farm in Princeton, Mn. until retiring in 2006. Frank and Lois moved from Foley to Jewell, Iowa and lived there until 1999 at which time they returned to Aitkin. Frank enjoyed family supper, watching Johnny Carson and John Wayne, crossword puzzles, golf and playing cards with ???The Guys???. He especially enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Frank will be remembered for his quick smile and little sayings and so in closing, au revoir frank, until we see you again. He is survived by his wife Lois of Aitkin; son: Tad Du Chane of Huron, South Dakota; grandchildren: Frank Du Chane, Victoria Ladwig; great grandchildren: Kayla Vanderhagen, Kendra Du Chane, Ryland Du Chane, Amanda Du Chane; brother: Owen Du Chane of Aitkin and Daughter in law: Linda (Dan) Du Chane-Danielson. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother Walter and 1 infant brother. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 11 AM from St. Johns Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Rev. David Becker officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to services Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls, Minnesota. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Richard B. Moe
05/28/1929-03/07/2011
Richard B. Moe, 81 of Glen died Monday, March 7, 2011 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. He was born May 28, 1929 in Minneapolis to Robert J. and Mabel L. (White) Moe. He was a U.S. Marine Corps. Veteran and was also a member of the U.S. Army National Guard. Richard was united in marriage to Shirley (Zea) on November 15, 1953 in Minneapolis. He worked as a meat cutter, owning and operating Red Barn Beef Center in Glen. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Meat Cutters Union, Masons, Scottish Rite, Zuhrah Temple, and Bethesda Lutheran Church of Malmo. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather to: Wife Shirley of Glen Daughter and son-in-law: Lucille ???Luci??? (Dennis) Liljenquist of Glen Son and daughter-in-law: Mark (Lisa) Moe of Rochester Grandchild: Ian Marcus Moe He was preceded in death by his brother Robert Moe and parents Robert J. and Mabel L. (White) Moe. Funeral services will be 1:30p.m. ??? Friday, March 11, 2011 at Bethesda Lutheran Church of Malmo. Reverend Jim Raisanen will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Malmo Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12:00p.m. to the 1:30p.m. funeral service at the church. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Ruth Viola Gray
06/22/1911-03/07/2011
Ruth Viola Gray, 99 of Aitkin died Monday March 7, 2011 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born June 22, 1911 in Atlantic, Iowa to Robert and Caroline Hoffman. She graduated from Aitkin High school in 1929. Ruth was united in marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Lee Gray on July 3, 1931 in Aurelia, Iowa. They farmed and raised turkeys in Morrison Township for over 50 years. After the passing of her husband she moved to Aitkin. She was a member of St. John???s Lutheran Church in Aitkin. She served as Secretary / Treasurer of the Riverside Cemetery in Morrison Township for many years and organized the Cardinal 4-H Club. Ruth is survived by 3 children: Patsy (Harold) Kubal of Eden Prairie Gary of Aitkin Jerry (Barbara) of Soldotna, Alaska Foster son: Charles (Chris) Courier of Statesville, North Carolina 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren One Brother: Hans Hansen, Jr. 4 sisters: Elsie Spect, Betty Beck, Carol Jackson, and Karen Waselchalk Many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee in 1989. Daughter: Beverly Schoneck Grandson: Richard Kubal Great-grandson: Justin Moore Brothers: Charles Hoffman and James Hansen Sisters: Hazel Lofgren and Helen Johnson And her parents Robert and Caroline Hoffman Funeral services will be 11a.m. ??? Saturday, March 12, 2011 at St. John???s Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Reverend David Becker will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7p.m. Friday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. www.srtfuneral.com
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Teresa Kottke
05/23/1960-03/05/2011
Teresa (Terry) A. Kottke, age 50 of Aitkin died Saturday, March 5, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Minnesota. Terry was a beloved daughter, sister and friend and is survived by her Mother Nancy ???Ruth??? Ryan of Aitkin; Father: Richard ???Dick??? Ryan of Aitkin; Brothers: Thomas (Wendy) Ryan of Carver, Mn.; Timothy (Kathy) Ryan of Aitkin; Sister: Tamara (Kory) Huft if Sioux Falls, S.D.; loving nieces: Emily Ryan, Elizabeth Ryan, and Grace Huft. Nephews: Matthew Ryan, and Jonathan Ryan, along with many other loving friends and family. A memorial service will be 10:00A.M., Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Ray Herbert Fowlds
09/08/1917-03/01/2011
Ray Herbert Fowlds, 93 of Palisade died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born September 8, 1917 in Palisade to Charles and Josephine (Roberts) Fowlds. He grew up and attended schools in Palisade. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in World War II. He earned the American Area, Asiatic-Pacific, and European-African Campaign Medals, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the Purple Heart Medal. Ray was united in marriage to Beverly ???Faye??? (Watson) on May 23, 1954 in Palisade. He is survived by four children and their spouses: Mark (Vivian) of Palisade Hugh of Palisade Holly (Rob) of Elk River Peggy (Robin) of Greenfield 8 grandchildren: Mychal, Ryan, Jill, Cole, Alisha, BriAnna, Matisse, Taylor Five great-grandchildren: Spencer, Jayden, Ava, Isaiah, Jack Many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Beverly ???Faye??? (Watson) Fowlds on January 9, 1992, two brothers Ralph and Hugh, and his parents Charles and Josephine (Roberts) Fowlds. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 2:00P.M., Saturday, March 12, 2011 memorial service at the Palisade Community Center & Fire Hall. Reverend Charles Carlson will officiate. Military honors will be provided by Aitkin American Legion Post #86, Aitkin VFW Post #1727, and Palisade VFW Post #1721. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Esther L. Evans
10/13/1921-02/28/2011
Esther L. Evans, age 89 of Aitkin died Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Esther was born October 13, 1921 at Palisade, Minnesota the daughter of Joseph and Mildred (Hickman) Mougin. She grew up and attended schools in Palisade. She married Noah ???Shorty??? Evans on November 6, 1940 at Palisade, Mn. They moved to Gheen, Mn and then to Meadowlands, Mn. Shorty managed coop stores and Esther helped by working in the stores. In 1962 they moved to Aitkin, Mn and have lived here since. Esther started working at the Aitkin Nursing Home in 1963 and continued until 1997 when she retired. Esther also worked for the Oakridge Homes, operated a mail route for a time and did other various jobs. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin and had been a member of the St. Jude???s Circle. She had been named Aitkin County Senior Citizen of the Year a number of years ago. Esther is survived by her children: Mary (Alvin) Kerr of Freeport, Illinois; Patricia (Gene) Garrett of Success, Mo., Sandra (Marvin Kohout) Voigt of Little Falls, Mn.; Raymond (Betty) Evans of Aitkin; Thomas (Pam Pratt) Evans of Aitkin; Ann Evans of Aitkin; 15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and many honorary grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, 1 daughter Jean and 1 sister Mary. A mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11 AM from St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin with Fr. Justin Fish officiating. Burial will be at St. Josephs Cemetery at Elmer, Minnesota. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to services at the church on Monday. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Raymond Kaiser
07/16/1925-02/27/2011
Raymond C. Kaiser, age 85 of Aitkin died Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Raymond was born July 16, 1925 at Louisville, Kentucky the son of Charles and Mamie (Hurt) Kaiser. He grew up and attended schools in Louisville. He then enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served with them at Port Angeles, Washington during WW II. He married Helen L. Sandberg on March 5, 1944 at Port Angeles, Washington. Upon his discharge from the Coast Guard they moved to Minnesota for a short time and then moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana and from there they moved to Okalona, Kentucky. He worked as a TV repairman for many years. They moved to Aitkin, Minnesota in 1961. He worked a short time for Fraley???s Turkey Farm and then went to work for Bertram???s and worked for them until the mid 1990???s at which time he retired. He was a member of the Pine Lake United Methodist Church and the Aitkin American Legion Post. He enjoyed reading and going to plays and dinner theaters. He is survived by 2 daughters: Betty (Jerry Fridgen) Cooper of Aitkin; Judy (Jim) Trott of Brainerd, Mn.; John (Kathy) Kaiser of Madison, Wisc.; 10 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, 1 brother: Leslie Joseph Kaiser of Sarasota, Florida, and 1 sister in law: Bertha Kaiser of Tampa, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Helen in 2001, and brothers and sisters. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11 AM from the Pine Lake United Methodist Church with Rev. Judith Clark officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Bennettville Cemetery in the spring. Military honors will be provided by the Aitkin VFW and American Legion Posts. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Dean ''Gib'' Holmbo Dean ???Gib??? Emm
06/18/1928-02/25/2011
Dean ''Gib'' Holmbo Dean ???Gib??? Emmett Holmbo, age 82 of McGregor, formerly of Champlin, Mn. died Friday, February 25, 2011 at his home on Portage Lake near McGregor. Gib was born June 18, 1928 at Hibbing, Minnesota the son of Edward and Nora (Bjordahl) Holmbo. He moved at a young age with his family to Northeast Minneapolis and attended schools there and then moved to Champlin and attended the Anoka High School. He married Lois M. Paul on March 17, 1951 at Anoka, Minnesota. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon his discharge he returned to Champlin and he and his wife built a home. He worked for Hoffman Engineering for 34 years. He retired to Portage Lake near McGregor in 1995 and has lived here since. He was a 56 year member of the American Legion and was a past commander of the Champlin Legion Post 600. He was also a member of the McGregor VFW Larson-Deneen Post. He had served on both the American Legion and VFW Honor Guards. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade, had served as a cub master, enjoyed hunting and dearly loved his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Lois Holmbo of McGregor; sons and daughters in law: Brad and Deb Holmbo of Ramsey, Mn.; Pete and Tammy Holmbo of Princeton, Mn.; 6 grandchildren: Jordan Holmbo, Kourtnie Holmbo Ayers, Haylee Holmbo, Adam Holmbo, Josh Holmbo, and Rachael Piere; 6 great grandchildren: Jayda, Kaysen, Hayden, Kaylynn, Charlee, and William. 1 brother: Clyde (Ruby) Holmbo of Champlin; 1 sister: Janis Beckman of Anoka, Mn. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 infant brothers. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 1 PM from the McGregor VFW Post with Rev. William Sass officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the VFW. Military honors will be provided by the McGregor VFW Larson-Deneen Post 2747. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held in the spring in Anoka, Mn. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Darold Stiner
04/19/1921-02/18/2011
Darold Melvin Stiner, 89 of Palisade, died Friday, February 18, 2011 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born April 19, 1921 at his family home in St. Lawrence, SD. to John and Reva (Marshall) Stiner. He grew up and attended school in St. Lawrence, SD. In 1941 he moved to Shelbyville, IL. to be with his mother and soon after was inducted into the U.S. Army. He was a member of Company G, 110th Infantry. On July 28, 1944 he landed at Normandy and was wounded in Percy, France on August 13, 1944. He was awarded a Purple Heart and two Battle Stars. After returning to Illinois, Darold was united in marriage to Dorothy Louise Stiner on February 1, 1946 in Moweaqua, IL. They lived in Christian County and he was employed by Signal Depot in Decatur, IL. In 1962 they moved to Palisade where he farmed and was employed by Ruud???s Gun Lake Potato Farm, CO-OP Feed Store in Palisade, and D.C.O. Rice Patty Corp. He is survived by 6 sons and daughters-in-law: David (Carol) of Palisade Lonnie of Palisade Edward (Theresa) of Ansley, NE. James (Dalisay) of Wyoming, MN. Phillip of Palisade Nelson (Barbara) of Oldsmar, FL. One daughter and son-in-law Beverly (Gregory) Paulson of Dodge Center 12 grandchildren twenty four great-grandchildren 2 half-brothers: Dale Dobson of Oregon James Dobson of Illinois Four half-sisters: Vivian Drake of South Carolina Phyllis Valkman of Washington Lucille Ringheimer of South Dakota Marjore Clark of Iowa Many other relatives and friends He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy on January 28, 2009, 3 half-brothers: Roger Dobson, LaMond Dobson, Alford Stiner Two half-sisters: Norma Dobson, Lenora Fisher Parents John and Reva. Funeral services will be 11:00A.M. ??? Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Westside Calvary Baptist Church in Aitkin. Reverend James Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Palisade. Military honors will be accorded by Aitkin American Legion Post #86 and VFW Post #1727. Visitation will be 5 to 7:00P.M. Friday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. www.srtfuneral.com
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Harold S. Asp
12/04/1915-02/17/2011
Harold S. Asp, 95 of McGrath died Thusday, February 17, 2011 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora. He was born December 4, 1915 in Willmar to Peter and Annie (Esplind) Asp. He graduated from McGrath High School. Harold was united in marriage to Freda (Kelling) on June 16, 1942 in Jewett Township. He worked 42 years as a contract truck driver for the U.S. Postal Service and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in McGrath. Harold is survived by his wife Freda 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Betty (Leroy) Damar of Reidsville, NC Suzanne (Mark) Klein of Lindstrom One sister Helen Danielson of McGrath 6 grandchildren: Todd Asp, Joel (Aimee) Asp, Tony (Amanda) Damar, Nancy Damar, Lucas Klein, Breanna Klein Four great-grandchildren: Rebekah Asp, Andrew Asp, Braddock Damar, Molly Damar Many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, son Berton, sister Adeline Mickelson, and his parents Peter and Annie (Esplind) Asp. Funeral services will be 11:00A.M., Monday, February 21, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church in McGrath. Reverend Elliott Malm will officiate. Burial will be in Pliney Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7P.M. Sunday at the Zion Lutheran church Fellowship Hall and will continue 1 hour prior to the service in the church. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Marvin J. Lutgen
11/30/1929-02/13/2011
Marvin J. Lutgen, 81 of Aitkin died Sunday, February 13, 2011 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. He was born November 30, 1929 in Minneapolis to Edward and Dorothy (Bauer) Lutgen. He was a U.S. army veteran serving in the Korean War. Marvin was united in marriage to Marlys (Patrek) on October 9, 1954 in Minneapolis. He worked as a fireman for TCAAP and as a volunteer fireman for the city of Crystal. He also worked in furniture detailing and customer service. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Aitkin Golden Age Club, Aitkin American Legion Lee Post #86, and Country Road Classic Car Club. Marvin is survived by his wife Marlys of Aitkin 3 children: Mona of Anoka Michael of Rogers Janine of Minneapolis Six grandchildren: Christine, Nancy, Courtney, Nathan, Ryan, John 5 great-grandchildren: Emma, Madison, Aiden, Evelyn, Ethan, Three sisters and brother-in-law: Phyllis (Jason) Bennett of North Branch Patricia Pichner of Owatonna Janet Doud of Minneapolis 2 sisters-in-law: Jean Lutgen of New Hope Marie Lutgen of North Dakota Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by three infant children, 3 brothers, one sister, and his parents Edward and Dorothy (Bauer) Lutgen. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11:00A.M., Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Funeral Service at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Father Justin Fish will officiate. Private interment with military honors will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Edith Kaye Holland
03/21/1939-02/06/2011
Edith Kaye Holland, 71 of McGregor died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. She was born March 21, 1939 in Becker to Arthur and Sadie (Hiscock) Negus. She graduated from Becker High School. Edith was united in marriage to Lester William Holland. She enjoyed bowling and horseshoes. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in McGregor, National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, Gopher State Horseshoe Pitchers Association, and was inducted into the Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame. Edith is survived by her husband Lester Holland of McGregor 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Paula (Ronald) Mead of Rogers Vicki (Bill) Halfrich of Maple Grove One son and daughter-in-law: Thomas (Robyn) Holland of Dayton 8 grandchildren: David, Adam, Aaron, Billy, Sara, Sadie, KaylaMae, and Kyle Six brothers and sisters: Jim (Vi) Negus of Princeton Geraldine Hohlen of Elk River Arile Negus of Eau Claire Merlyn (Jerry) Jordan of Pennsylvania Nancy (Del) Backhaus of Becker Sharon Dupont of Monticello Many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandson Justin Halfrich, sister Deloris Stellmach, brother Laverne Negus, and her parents Arthur and Sadie (Hiscock) Negus. Funeral services will be 1:00P.M., Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in McGregor. Reverend Henry Koopman will officiate. Visitation will be 11:00A.M. ??? 1:00P.M., Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Round Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home. www.srtfuneral.com
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Bill H. Cosby
06/19/1947-02/06/2011
Bill H. Cosby, age 63 of McGregor died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Bill was born June 19, 1947 at Amarillo, Texas the son of Orris and Galena (Taylor) Cosby. He graduated from Memphis Texas High School and then attended Texas Tech University. Bill then attended the academy de Mozarteum at Salzburg University, Austria. He was the primary oboist for the Hamburg, Germany Symphony Orchestra for 15 years and primary oboist for the ???Cats??? musical for 15 years. He moved to the Aitkin area and had worked for Paulbeck???s County Market as a produce assistant. He enjoyed reading, traveling, watching sports, history and cooking. He had been a member of the Texas All-State Band for 3 years, was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and had received the Life Rand and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He is survived by his brother and sister in law: Robert and Jane Cosby of Lubbock, Texas; two nieces: Kay and Julie Cosby of Richardson, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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