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Archive Obituaries
Martin A. Berg
10/19/1941-01/19/2011
Martin A. Berg, age 69 of McGregor died Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Martin was born October 19, 1941 at Wealthwood, Minnesota the son of Martin and Anna (Scherle) Berg. He moved with his family to Tamarack. He grew up and attended schools in Tamarack and McGregor graduating from the McGregor High School in 1961. He then served in the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge he returned to Tamarack and farmed for a time. He married Linda Eigsberg on June 24, 1967 at Tamarack. Martin also worked as a truck driver, auctioneer and real estate broker and drove bus for the McGregor Schools for 16 years. He had lived in the Tamarack/McGregor area his whole life. He was a member of the McGregor Lions, the Tamarack Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed deer hunting, playing cards and traveling. He had been involved with the 4-H program for many years. He was very involved in many community events. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife: Linda Berg of McGregor; 1 son and spouse: David Berg and Brenda Besch of Aitkin; 1 daughter and spouse: Deanna and Donald Lemke of Shakopee, Mother: Anna Berg of McGregor, 6 grandchildren: Mariah, Kaylee, Silas, Andrea, Payton, Ashlyn, brothers and sisters: Darrell (Daisy) Berg of Tamarack, Helen (Eugene) Berg of McGregor, Helmer (Ginny) Berg of Stanchfield MN., Leonard (Kathy) Berg of Maple Plain, Mn., sister in law: carol Berg of Tamarack and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Martin, brother Ole, Sister Marlene Latvala, brother in laws: Burton Demenge and Norman Latvala. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 11 AM at the McGregor Community Center in McGregor. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and also 1 hour prior to services at the Community Center on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Round Lake Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the McGregor Larson-Deneen VFW Post. 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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LeeAnn J. Cosgrove
03/04/1944-01/18/2011
LeeAnn J. Cosgrove, age 66 of McGregor formerly of Crystal, Mn. died Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital. LeeAnn was born March 4, 1944 at Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Peter and Judith (Torsdahl) Boersma. She grew up and attended schools in Minneapolis graduating from North High School in 1962. She married Patrick Cosgrove on May 9, 1964 in Minneapolis. They made their home in Crystal, Minnesota. The purchased a cabin on Horseshoe Lake near McGregor in 1987 and moved there permanently in 2000. She was very involved with the Minnewawa Sportsman???s Club. She enjoyed darts, bowling and playing Bocce Ball. She is survived by 1 son and daughter in law: Pat and Pam Cosgrove of Coon Rapids, Mn. 2 daughters and son in law: Kristin Trizulny of Plymouth, Mn. Amy and Todd Schoeben of Bloomington, Mn. significant other: Frank Sweeney of McGregor; 7 Grandchildren: Caylene, Lindsey, Alex, Alyssa, Mary, Brian and Abby. She is also survived by sisters and brothers in law: Betty (Mel) Hill of Santa Paula, Calf.; Carol Caffee of Carlisle, Iowa; Marlys (John) Dick of Minneapolis; brothers and sisters in law: Don (Joyce) Boersma of New Hope; Bob (Fran) Boersma of Maple Grove. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Patrick in 2000, and 1 sister LaVonne. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 24, at 11 AM from Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor with Fr. Paul Fruth officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 6 PM at the McGregor Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Round Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Helen Ann (Skaj) Priem
04/11/1922-01/17/2011
Helen Ann (Skaj) Priem, 88 of Aitkin and formerly of McGregor died Monday, January 17, 2011 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. She was born April 11, 1922 in Holdingford to Michael and Anna (Berschik) Varhalla. She graduated from Holdingford High School. Helen was united in marriage to Alexander M. Skaj on January 30, 1940 in Holdingford. After Alexander passed away she was united in marriage to Earl F. Priem on May 6, 1970 in Duluth. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, reading, doing crossword, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. She made maple syrup and loved cooking for her family. She was a member of the McGregor VFW Auxiliary, Holy Family Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. Helen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Jim (Charlene) Skaj of Hugo Daughter and son-in-law: Pat (Al) Melser of Embarrass Daughter-in-law: Mary Skaj of Aitkin 8 grandchildren: Bob Melser, Joe Skaj, Amy Field, Jim Skaj, Melissa Skaj, Vicky Diffley, Michael Skaj, Martin Skaj Twenty-three great grandchildren 1 sister Lorraine Embry of Illinois Many nices, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband Alexander M. Skaj, Second husband Earl F. Priem, Son Andy Skaj, 6 brothers: Ray, John, Ben, Andy, Elmer, and Mike Varhalla Six sisters: Irene Francisco, Betty Wing, Marie Wagner, Margaret Varhalla, Rose Varhalla, Ann Lucia and her parents Michael and Anna (Berschik) Varhalla. Funeral services will be 11:00A.M. ??? Friday, January 21, 2011 at Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor. Fr. John Fleischhacker will officiate. Burial will be in Union Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Lucille O. Benjamin
09/17/1914-01/10/2011
Lucille O. Benjamin, age 96, of Rogers, formerly of Aitkin died Monday, January 10, 2011 at the Wellstad of Rogers. Lucille was born September 17, 1914 at Twin Brooks, South Dakota the daughter of Peter and Elene (Wick) Olson. She grew up and attended schools at Twin Brook. She then attended teacher college at Mankato Normal School and also had attended the University of Minnesota. She taught at Lake Crystal from 1935 to 1937. She married Fergus MacGregor on April 9, 1938 at Aitkin, Mn. They operated the Shingwauk Resort for many years. Fergus died in 1964. Lucille then married John Nobel on March 4, 1966 at Minnetonka, Mn. John died in 1976. Lucille then married William Benjamin and they lived at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and she taught at the Pine Crest School. William died in 1996. Lucille then moved back to Minnesota and had resided in care facilities for the past 10 years. She is survived by nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11 AM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Paula Colton and Rev. Mike Fossen officiating. Burial will be at the Lakeview Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM services. 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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Carl Arnold Lindgren
06/12/1919-01/02/2011
Carl Arnold Lindgren, age 91 of Aitkin died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born June 12, 1919 at Duluth, Minnesota the son of Carl Johnson and Anna Lindgren. He lived in Duluth for a time but moved to Aitkin and lived in Nordland Township on his grand parent???s farm. He married Mabel Johnson on May 25, 1941 at Aitkin. They lived in Nordland Township and he worked as a farmer and he also worked various other jobs throughout his lifetime. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and had served on the church council. He has also served as the Nordland Township Assessor for many years. He enjoyed cutting wood and in the fall he cut pine boughs to make Christmas wreaths. He enjoyed the outdoors. He is survived by his wife Mabel Lindgren of Aitkin; 2 sons and daughters in law: Kenneth and Billie Lindgren of Aitkin, Gary and Mary Lindgren of Aitkin; 2 daughters and son in law: Shirley and Morris Kewitsch of Brainerd, Elaine Lindgren of Aitkin; 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 11 AM from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Nordland Township of Aitkin County with Rev. Cynthia Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Lutheran 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. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Lucille M. Jones
01/18/1917-01/01/2011
Lucille M. Jones, 93 of Aitkin died Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. She was born January 18, 1917 in Inavale, NE. to John and Julia (Walstad) Marker. She was united in marriage to Rev. William C. Jones on September 16, 1944 in Evanston, IL. She is survived by 4 daughters and sons-in-law: Julie Bucknam of Maple Grove Karen (Bruce) Gowen of South Jordan, UT. Jerilyn (Gentz) Franz of Jacksonville, IL. Rebecca Jones of Aitkin Eighteen grandchildren: Kelly Andreoli, Allison Bucknam, Jay Gowen, Allie Maldonado, Joseph Gowen, Don Gowen, William Gowen, Liesel Devaul, Nathan Gowen, Sean Gowen, Travis Gowen, Forrest Gowen, Gentzy Franz, Kari McBride, Maggie Franz, John Franz, Peter Lowe, Brekke Lowe 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Reverend William C. Jones, grandson Jakob Franz, and her parents John and Julia (Walstad) Marker. Funeral services will be 11:00A.M. ??? Thursday, January 6, 2011 at United Methodist Church in Aitkin. Reverend Larry Foote will officiate. Burial will be in Dorris Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm to 6:30pm Wednesday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. And will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Thomas E. Eberhardt Thomas E, Eberhard
07/25/1945-12/30/2010
Thomas E. Eberhardt Thomas E, Eberhardt, age 65 of Aitkin died Thursday, December 30, 2010 near Milaca, Minnesota as the result of a plane accident. Thomas is survived by his parents: Ruth and Paul Eberhardt of Beaumont, Texas, brother: David Eberhardt, Sister: Judy Swartz; Son and daughter in law: Paul and Kim Eberhardt, daughter: Sally Eberhardt and 4 granddaughters. Thomas was born July 25, 1945 at Massillon, Ohio and was the eldest of four children. He went to Ohio State University and earned a degree in industrial Engineering, and also met his future wife Elinor. After graduation, he moved to Rhode Island where he and his wife had their first child Paul. Two year later he moved to Easton, Pa. where they had their secons child Sally. A true entreprenuer, thomas started his first business there in 1978 and has been his own boss since. After and exhaustive search of over 400 lakes all over the country, Thomas and Elinor settled on Cedar Lake and moved the businesses to Aitkin, Mn. Thomas loved Aitkin and soon became very involved in the community. He was a charter member and first president of the Aitkin Lakes Rotary Club, was on the Airport Commission, founded and histed the annual riverboat race during Riverboat Heritage days, and served as president of the Cedar Lake Association. During the reorganization of American Peat Technology, Thomas took over as CEO and lead the company to prosperity. His true passion was his family. Both of his children have moved to Aitkin in recent years, a rare blessing he truly appreciated. A lifelong fisherman, he was happiest on his pontoon boat with his grandchildren. He never missed a chance to toast the sunset, Cedar lake, and ''Our Good Fortune''. He will be dearly missed by all those fortuinate enough to have had their lived touched by his heart. Thomas was one of those rare people who lived his life to the fullest in the way he deemed best. A memorial tribute will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:30 PM at the Westside Church in Aitkin. Rev. Dallas Smith and Rev. Vern Broughton will officiate. A gathering time will be from Noon until the 1:30 PM service time. Memorials are preferred to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Fund on the Elinor and Thomas Eberhardt Fund Site, or to the Jaquest Art Center or Riverwood Healing Garden. 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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Elinor C. Eberhardt
02/21/1946-12/30/2010
Elinor C. Eberhardt, age 64 of Aitkin died Thursday, December 30, 2010 near Milaca, Minnesota as the result of a plane accident. Elinor is survived by two brothers: Carl Dodge and Kenneth Dodge; son and daughter in law: Paul and Kim Eberhardt, daughter: Sally Eberhardt and four granddaughters. Elinor was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 21, 1946 the daughter of Thelma and Lawrence Dodge. She graduated from Shaw High School and the went to Ohio State University where she earned a BS in Chemistry and met her future husband Thomas. After Thomas graduated, they moved to Rhode Island and had their first child Paul. They later moved to Easton, Pa. where they had their secons child Sall. Elinor then helped her husband start their first business by obtaining a degree and license as a certified public accountant. Elinor lived in Easton for 19 years helping Thomas start and run two more businesses. She was a very active member of the American Association of University Women including acting as treasurer, secretary, and president of her chapter. After their daughters graduation, Elinor and Thomas moved their businesses to Aitkin, Mn., the place they would call home for the rest of their lives. Elinor was very active in the Aitkin Community. She was a founding board member of Riverwood Hospital, an active supporter of the Jaques Art Center, a founding member of the Aitkin Garden Club, and volunteered time working in the healing garden. Elinor was very creative. She sewed, gardened, baked, and made beautiful pottery that she displayed and sold at the Jaques Art Center. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be sorely missed by her family, friends and community. Elinor's death came shortly after winning a battle with stage III breast cancer. She went through the ordeal with a strength, grace and good nature that touched and inspired all that knew her.Not many people can leave this world without any enemies, but Elinor was one of those rare people. A memorial tribute will be held Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:30 PM at the Westside Church in Aitkin. Rev. Dallas Smith and Rev. Vern Broughton will officiate. A gathering time will be from Noon until the 1:30 service time at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Fund on the Elinor and Thomas Eberhardt Memorial Fund Site, or to the Jaques Art Center or Riverwood Healing Garden, all causes Elinor was active in supporting. 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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Donald Kiffmeyer
12/13/1940-12/21/2010
Donald J. Kiffmeyer, 70 of Aitkin died Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at his residence. Funeral services will be 11:00A.M. ??? Thursday, December 23, 2010 at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Father Justin Fish will officiate. Visitation will be 4 to 8:00P.M. 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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Ione Hulderson
09/28/1931-12/13/2010
Ione Hulderson, 79, lifelong resident of Aitkin died Monday, December 13, 2010 at St. Mary???s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born September 28, 1931 in Glen to Martin and Myrtle (Morris) Berggren. She is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law: Don (Eunmi) Hulderson of Graham, Washington David (Shelly) Hulderson of White Bear Lake, Minnesota One daughter and son-in-law: Doreen (Jim) Southwick of Casper, Wyoming 5 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren 1 brother and sister-in-law: Basil (Ruth) Berggren of Wisconsin One sister: Dorothy Williams of Aitkin Many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her great-grandson, sister Elnora Johnson and her parents. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 1:00P.M. ??? Friday, December 17, 2010 funeral service at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Reverend Dorothy Sand will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. www.srtfuneral.com
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David Joseph Aleman
06/20/1957-12/07/2010
David Joseph Aleman, age 53 of Aitkin died Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at West Saint Paul, Minnesota. David was born June 20, 1957 at Los Angeles, California the son of David and Elsie Carmon (Salcedo) Aleman. He grew up and attended schools at San Bernardino, Calf. He then entered the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and served for 23 years. He served in the Iraq war. The ship which he was serving on was torpedoed during the war. He worked in the engine rooms keeping ships running. He was discharged in 1989 and retired from the Navy. Most recently he had worked at the Grand Casino at Mille Lacs. He is survived by 3 children: David Aleman, Christina Aleman, and Levi Aleman; Mother: Carmon Ginkel, Father: David Aleman; 2 brothers: Don Aleman and Tony Aleman, 1 sister: Diane Aleman, Aunt and uncle: Daniel and Nellie Aleman. He was preceded in death by his sister Deborah Jo Santo. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2 PM At Glory Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Stauter officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Glory Cemetery. 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 goes to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Milford P. Peterson
03/01/1921-12/05/2010
Milford P. Peterson, age 89 of Aitkin died Sunday, December 5, 2010 at his home on Dam Lake. Milford was born March 1, 1921 at Litchfield, Minnesota the son of Saldon and Christine (Turck) Peterson. He grew up and attended schools in Litchfield. He then served in the U.S, Navy during WW II. Upon his discharge he returned to Litchfield and worked for a Silo Company at Lake Lillian. He then moved to Minneapolis and worked for the Model Stone Company and also did some construction work. He then became a block layer which he did for 50 years. He married Alta I. Danielson on April 15, 1950 at Litchfield, Mn. They made their home in Bloomington, Mn. for 35 years. In 1985 they retired to Dam Lake near Aitkin, Mn. and have lived here since. He was a member of the Bloomington VFW Post. He enjoyed Hunting, Fishing, Woodworking and working on anything mechanical. He is survived by his wife Alta Peterson of Aitkin, 2 sisters: Geraldine Jackson of Lake Lillian, Mn. and Laura Hobben of Robbinsdale, Mn. and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son Michael Peterson and 1 daughter Suzanne Fitzgerald. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 11 at 1:30 PM from the Kimberly Community Church with Rev. Rick Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Saron Cemetery in the spring. 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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Arvel ''Red'' Landsverk Arvel I. ???Re
02/20/1928-11/30/2010
Arvel ''Red'' Landsverk Arvel I. ???Red??? Landsverk, age 82 of Aitkin formerly of the Fargo/Moorhead area died Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Aitkin, Minnesota. Red was born February 20, 1928 at Fosston, Minnesota the son of Knut and Anna (Vennes) Landsverk. He attended country schools at Fosston and then attended the Hillcrest Academy at Fergus Falls, Mn. graduating in 1946. He then attended Augsburg College for a year. He also attended schools in Montana and Washington before serving in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War. He married Gloria P. McAuley on October 24, 1953 at Halstad, Mn. Upon his discharge in 1954 he attended Moorhead State University graduating in 1955. He lived in the Fargo area and then moved to Hendrum, Mn. for several years. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a field agent. He then went to work for the Small Business Administration as a management specialist. He and his family made their home in Moorhead from 1963 until 2005. In 2005 Red and Gloria moved to Aitkin Mn. and have resided here since that time. He had served as church treasurer for Christ the King Lutheran Church in Moorhead. He also sang in the church choir. He enjoyed family camping and traveling. He is survived by his wife Gloria of Aitkin; 7 sons and spouses: Doug (Sue) Landsverk of Aitkin, Rolf Landsverk of San Jose, Ca., Don (Robin Holt) Landsverk of Eugene, Or., Eric (Robin MacKillop) Landsverk of Live Oak, Ca., Kris Landsverk of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, David (Beth) Landsverk of Maple Grove, Mn., Mike (Karen) Landsverk of Becker, Mn., 9 Grandchildren and 1 Great Granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Arthur and Obert and 2 sisters: Evelyn and Alice. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at 11 AM from First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Rev. Dorothy Sand officiating. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM services at the church Friday. Burial will be at the Landsverk Cemetery in Fosston, Mn. next summer. 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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Ricardo Kolodji
06/24/1967-11/30/2010
Ricardo ???Rico??? Cinco Kolodji, 43 of Deerwood died Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia. He was born June 24, 1967 in Manila, Philippines. He graduated from Belgrade High School and then attended vocational college. Rico was united in marriage to Polly (Thue) on July 31, 1999 in Sandstone. He was employed at the Grand Casino in Hinckley and Mille Lacs, working as a Compliance Liaison. He enjoyed music and playing many different instruments. He spent time in the outdoors picking agates and blueberries, canoeing, fishing and camping with his family. He always found time to help people in need and to play catch with his children. Rico was a good father, husband, son, and brother. He is survived by his wife Polly 3 children: Anthony Miller, Mikayla Kolodji, and Logan Kolodji Parents: Robert and Jan Kolodji of Aitkin Two brothers and sisters-in-law: Allyn (Beth) Kolodji of Mora Dean (Julie) Kolodji of Mora 2 sisters and brothers-in-law: Diane (Rich) Rasmussen of Front Royal, VA. Karen Kolodziejczyk (Jeffrey Slater) of North St. Paul And many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 1:00P.M. ??? Monday, December 6, 2010 memorial service at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin. Reverend Dorothy Sand will officiate. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Edith Irene Smith
03/18/1912-11/26/2010
Edith Irene Smith, age 98 of Aitkin died Friday, November 26, 2010 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Irene was born March 18, 1912 at Aitkin, Minnesota the daughter of Gustav and Anna (Anderson) Nelson. She grew up and attended grade school in Malmo. At the age of 10 she moved with her family to Illinois where she graduated from High School and attended two years of Business College. She then went to work for the Walgreens Drug Co. She married Robert Smith on July 9, 1933 at LaGrange, Illinois. During WW II she worked for the McDonald-Douglas Company. In 1957 she and her husband moved to the Glen Community for a few years. They then returned to Illinois where she worked as a bookkeeper and accountant for the Tupperware Company. She did that until she retired in 1980. They then moved to Tennessee and lived there for 18 years. In 1998 she moved to Aitkin and has lived here since. She was a member of the Aitkin Community Hospital Women???s Auxiliary. She enjoyed baking, sewing and gardening. She was also a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by her daughter: Bette Lou Peterson of Aitkin; grandson: Ronald Smith of Minnetonka, Mn.; great grandchildren: Jamie (Justin) Fisher and Lauren (Brian) Kessen. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert in 1985, 1 brother and 1 sister. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 1 PM from the Glen Community Church at Glen, Mn. with Rev. Randy Stauter officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 4 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to the services at the church Sunday. Burial will be in the Malmo Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Glen Community Church or the Seventh Day Adventist 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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Wayne D. Thompson
12/08/1961-11/18/2010
Wayne D. Thompson, 48. of Aitkin passed away on Thursday November 18, 2010 at his home surrounded by family. A memorial service was held 11AM, Monday November 22, 2010 at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral home with Pastor Dallas Smith officiating. He was born December 8,1961, in Webster South Dakota to Jack and Frances (Frankie) Thompson. He resided in the Mille Lacs area for most of his life. He worked in many aspects of the construction trade including his own construction company from 1994 to 2004. The past three years he was employed with Geo paint and finish. He is survived by loving wife Judy Thompson, Aitkin; Son Randy Thompson, Brainerd; Daughter Amanda Geisthardt, New Richmond WI; Twins Mary Thompson, Richfield; Darrell Thompson, Alexandria; Stepdaughter Mindy Webeck, Wahkon; Stepgrandchildren Natalie Webeck, John DeCoursey, Alex DeCoursey all of Wahkon; Father Jack Thompson, Aitkin; Brother Lee Thompson, Garrison; Sister Jackie Dockery, Tennesee; Nephew Tom Thompson, Tennesee; Cheryl (Matt) Pojonowski, St. Cloud; Nephew Stephen Schueller, St. Cloud; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his very special best friend, one time business partner Jeff Jandro, Faribault MN. He is preceded in death by his Mother Frances (Frankie) Thompson, Niece Andrea Schueller, Grandparents LaVon and Irene Thompson, Lawrence and Bertina Benson. He wil be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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Theresa Ann Taylor
12/31/1974-11/16/2010
Theresa Ann Taylor, (Baanag), 35 of Fargo, ND. Died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 in Fargo, ND. She was born December 31, 1974 in Minneapolis to Benny Skinaway and Marcia Jean Taylor. She was a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. She loved and enjoyed life. Theresa is survived by 3 children: Angelo Rodriguez of Fargo, ND. Raylen Rodriguez of Minneapolis Marco Taylor of Minneapolis Four sisters: Rita Taylor of Fargo Rose Taylor of Minneapolis Monica Skinaway Round Lake, WI. Samantha Skinaway of Round Lake, WI. 1 brother Benny Skinaway, Jr. of Round Lake, WI. Two aunts: Lisa Carpenter of McGregor Melissa Skinaway of St. Paul She was preceded in death by her sister Katie Jo Taylor and her parents. Funeral services will be 10:00AM, Sunday, November 21, 2010 at East Lake Community Center in East Lake ??? McGregor. Melvin Eagle will officiate. Burial will be in the Big Sandy Lake Burial Grounds. Visitation will begin at 4:00PM, Saturday at East Lake Community Center. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home. www.srtfuneral.com
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Dale M. Nelson
10/14/1914-11/13/2010
Dale M. Nelson, age 96 of McGregor formerly of Brooklyn Center died Saturday, November 13, 2010 in McGregor. Dale was born October 14, 1914 at Kimball, Minnesota the son of Fred and Grace (Mumford) Nelson. He grew up and attended schools in Kimball graduating from the Kimball High School. He then worked in the CCC Camps for a time. In 1936 he and his brother Paul moved to Montana for work. He married Glendora Ann Burns on May 26, 1937 at Great Falls, Montana. He began working for the General Motors Company in 1951 in Montana. In 1959 he moved to Brooklyn Center, Mn. and continued to work for GM. He retired from GM in 1972. He lived in Brooklyn Center until 2007 at which time he moved to McGregor and has resided here since. He was a member of the Masons. He enjoyed traveling and playing the piano. He is survived by 3 sons and spouses: Dale and Bonnie Nelson Jr. of Great Falls, Montana; David and Linda Nelson of McGregor; Dirk and Lois Nelson of Kearney, Nebraska; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 sister: Marilyn Stockinger of Great Falls, Montana; 1 brother: Fred Nelson of St. Cloud, Mn. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Glendora in 2004, 2 daughters and 3 brothers. Services will be held Wednesday Nov. 17 at 1 PM from the McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor with Rev. Steve DeMars officiating. Visitation from 11 AM until the 1 PM services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery at Brooklyn Center at a later date. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Genevieve M. Hove
03/28/1921-11/08/2010
Genevieve M. Hove, age 89 of Coon Rapids and McGregor died Monday, November 8, 2010 at her daughter???s home in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. To know Genevieve was to love her. Genevieve was born March 28, 1921 at Cross Plains, Wisconsin the daughter of Ed and Mamie (Brovald) Brost. She grew up and attended schools at Cross Plains and then at Verona, Wisconsin where she attended and graduated from the Verona High School in 1938. She was the Senior Class Prom Queen. She then worked for a time as a secretary during WW II. She then married Everett G. Hove on March 4, 1944 in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. They lived in Madison, Wisc. for a time and then had lived at Watertown, Wisc. and Elkhorn, Wisc. before moving to St. Paul, Mn. They lived in St. Paul until 1980 at which time they moved permanently to their cabin on Big Sandy Lake near McGregor. They had spent winters in Tucson, Arz. For 26 years. She has resided in Coon Rapids for the past 3 years in the winters and at the lake during the summers. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and had been active in a number of the women???s groups in the church. She had been involved with quilting, Meals on Wheels, enjoyed golfing and painting. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband Everett G. Hove of McGregor; children and spouses: Janis and Barry Fowler of Coon Rapids, Brian and Kathy Hove of Fridley, Mn.; Randy and Kim Hove of St. Louis, Mo., Paul Hove of Circle Pines, Mn., Phil and Judy Hove of Cottage Grove, Mn., 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Kenneth (Jean) Brost of Madison, Wisc., Edward (Janice) Brost of Madison, Wisc., 1 sister: Betty Wanek of Tucson, Arz. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 infant daughter Christine and 1 brother Dean. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2 PM from Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Erika Foss officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Needle Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from Noon until the 2 PM services at the church. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Edith L. Glidden
04/14/1915-11/07/2010
Edith L. (Feltman) Glidden, age 95 of Aitkin died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the Bethany Good Samaritan Society in Brainerd. Edith was born April 14, 1915 at Steward, Illinois the daughter of George and Florence (Mae) (Robinson) Feltman. They moved to Villard, Mn. and then to the Aitkin area. She married Richard Glidden on March 25, 1936 near Aitkin. The lived and farmed in the Aitkin area where they raised their family. She worked at the State Hospital in Brainerd as a care giver for many years. After the death of her husband Richard in 2006, she moved to Brainerd and has resided at the Bethany Good Samaritan Nursing Facility since. She enjoyed sewing, doing embroidery work and she was a wonderful cook. She is survived by her children and spouses: Roger and Dorothy Glidden of Aitkin; Norma Beyett of Winder, Georgia, Kenneth Glidden of Mounds View, Mn.; Irene and Les Fetters of Milaca, 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 14 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard in 2006, siblings Roy, Paul, Eleta Hoeper, two grandchildren and two sons in laws. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 1 PM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin with Rev. Donald Norman officiating. Burial will be in the Bennettville Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to the services on Saturday. 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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Elizabeth L. Johnson
06/26/1939-11/05/2010
Elizabeth L. Johnson, 71 of Aitkin died Fri., Nov. 5, 2010 at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 26, 1939 in Mayville, ND to Joseph and Lillian (Bjorseth) Johnson. She graduated from Mayville High School and then attended St. Luke???s Hospital nursing school in Fargo, ND. She worked at the University of Minnesota and then North Memorial Medical Center as an R.N. and an Enterostomal Therapist. After her retirement in 1995 she moved to Aitkin County. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, gardening, reading and baking. Elizabeth is survived by special friend Pat Erkel of Aitkin 1 Nephew Daniel Tolzin of Bloomington One niece Lisa ???Shanan??? Tolzin of Minneapolis 2 great-nieces: Lillian and Juliette Kline Brother-in-law Stanley Tolzin of Bloomington Other relatives and friends She was preceded in death by her sister Kathryn (Johnson) Tolzin 2 brothers Robert and Joseph Johnson Niece Kimberly Gray And her parents Joseph and Lillian (Bjorseth) Johnson A Special thank you to the staff at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Memorial services will be 11AM, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in rural Aitkin. Reverend Cynthia Gray will officiate. Visitation is 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Albert A. Christensen
01/10/1926-11/02/2010
Albert A. Christensen, 84 of Aitkin, died Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. He was born January 10, 1926 in Kimberly Township, Aitkin County to Arthur and Rose (DeVenter) Christensen. He graduated from Aitkin High School. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran serving during WW II in the Atlantic and Pacific, finishing his tour with the occupation forces in Japan. Albert was united in marriage to Marian E. Paulsen on September 25, 1950 in Aitkin. They lived in Minneapolis and then spent time living in Aitkin, Ely, Grand Rapids, and Remer prior to returning to Aitkin in the early 1950???s where they have lived since. He enjoyed woodworking throughout his life. He was employed for Lambert Lumber, Deerwood Lumber, and Woodland Container as a buyer and cost estimator. He was a member of Aitkin VFW Roberts-Glad Post #1727, American Legion Lee Post #86, and St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Albert is survived 2 sons: Gregory Christensen of Aitkin, James Christensen of Esko One daughter and son-in-law: Karen and Scott Krawchuk of Aitkin Daughter of his heart: Kari Paulsen and her husband Dusty Cartie of Aitkin 6 Grandchildren: Erik, Nick, Luke, Lea, Ali, and MacKenzie Two great-grandchildren: Ava and Eliot 1 brother and sister-in-law: David and Lynette Christensen of Orange Beach, Alabama One niece and 1 nephew, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Marian on February 18, 2006, One brother Warren Christensen His parents Arthur and Rose (DeVenter) Christensen. Funeral services will be 12:00P.M. ??? Monday, November 8, 2010 at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Father Justin Fish will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded by Aitkin VFW Post #1727 and American Legion Post #86. Visitation will be 5 to 7P.M. Sunday at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Music by Alice Hudson and Carla Gutzman. Pallbearers are Erik Christensen, Nick Christensen, Luke Christensen, Lea Christensen, Ali Krawchuk, Kari Paulsen, Dusty Cartie www.srtfuneral.com
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Elsa L. Schularick
10/08/1924-10/29/2010
Elsa L. Schularick, age 86 of Crosby, formerly of Jacobson, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother died peacefully with her family at her bedside on Friday, October 29, 2010 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. Elsa was born October 8, 1924 at Albany, New York the daughter of Willard and Bertha Buttron. She attended schools in New York and then attended Barnard College in New York City and then Columbia Medical School for Nursing. She married Walter J. Schularick on May 26, 1945 at Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Minnesota and received her BA degree in sociology. She worked for the Red Cross as a social case worked before raising her family. They made their home at Long Lake, Mn. After Walter???s retirement they moved to Palm Harbor, Florida. In 1984 they moved to her husband???s home place near Jacobson and rebuilt the home and farm. The sold the farm in 1996 and lived in a number of places before she entered the Cuyuna Regional Care Center 5 years ago. Elsa enjoyed horseback riding, swimming, boating, singing in the choir, artwork, and listening to classical music. She was a scholar who devoted her life to her husband and children. Her deep insight and warmth will be missed by all who knew her and loved her. She is survived by 3 sons and spouses: Martin (Rhoda) Schularick of Jordan, Mn.; Bill (Roxanne) Schularick of Lansdale, Penn.; Joe (Kristine) Schularick of Montevideo, Mn.; 2 daughters and spouses: Robin (Richard) May of Minnetonka, Mn.; Lisa (Richard) Old of Deerwood; 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Walter in 2006 and 1 granddaughter Lisa Jean May. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 5, 2010 at 2 PM from Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Brandi Hacker officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Needle Cemetery. 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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Marie L. Gnahn
12/25/1911-10/28/2010
Marie L. Gnahn, age 98 of Aitkin died Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. Marie was born December 25, 1911 at Aitkin, Minnesota the daughter of Frederick and Laura (Lueck) Buckman. He grew up at Cedarbrook and attended the Cedarbrook School. She then lived in the Twin Cities for a time doing housework. She married August M. Gnahn on October 7, 1939 at St. John???s Lutheran Church at Cedarbrook. They made their home and farmed in Cedarbrook until the Late 1970???s when they retired and moved to Deerwood. Her husband August died in 1983. She moved to the Maryhill Manor in Aitkin at the age of 87 and lived there for the past 11 years. She has resided at the Aitkin Health Services for the past month. She was a member of St. John???s Lutheran Church at Cedarbrook and was a member of the Ladies Aid. She had belonged to the neighborhood card club. She enjoyed reading, gardening and the outdoors. She is survived by 2 daughters and son in law: Margaret Latvala of Cedar, Mn.; Mildred and Stan Grunenwald of Grand Rapids, Mn.;2 sisters: Rose Ringhand of Aitkin, Violet Kellerman of Aitkin, sister in law: Pearl Buckman of Deerwood, 8 grandchildren: Carrie (Jim) Jerylo, Jeff Latvala, Albert (Brenda) Grunenwald, Troy (Chris) Grunenwald, Melanie (Caleb) Schauer, Michele (Mike) Rovinsky, Heidi (Paul) Haddix, Steven (Kelly) Grunenwald; and 25 great grandchildren, 1 niece and 3 nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband August in 1983, son in law: Jim Latvala, Brother Harry Buckman, and 2 nieces: Carol Pollard and Bonnie Brant. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11 AM from St. John???s Lutheran Church at Cedarbrook with Rev. Sandy Berg Holte officiating. Burial will be in the St. John???s Lutheran Church Cemetery at Cedarbrook. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Lou Saenger LeRoy
08/29/1924-10/22/2010
Louis {Lou} Saenger died Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota, after a long illness. He was 86 years old. He was born on August 29, 1924 in Winona to Louis and Anna {Killa} Saenger, the third of five children. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Dorothy {Howard}, brothers George and Richard, and his wife, Dorothy. He is survived by sons Gary {Barbara} of Ogilvie, Kirk of Brainerd, Mark of Rochester, daughter Lou Ann of Rapid City, and brother James of Coon Lake Beach, grandsons Bill {Kathy} of Mora, Christopher of Rapid City and granddaughters Casey and Courtney of Rapid City, and dozens of nieces and nephews. Cremation services were provided through McGregor Funeral Home followed by interment at Victor Hill near Coon Lake Beach.
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Esther L. Gauthier
03/05/1928-10/20/2010
Esther L. Gauthier, age 82 of Tamarack, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Villa Vista Care Center in Cromwell, Minnesota. Esther was born March 5, 1928 at Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Edward and Hilda (Ness) Nelson. She grew up and attended schools in Minneapolis. She married Lawrence ???Tea??? Gauthier on September 27, 1947 in Minneapolis. They made their home in Columbia Heights until moving to Tamarack, Minnesota in 1975. She has lived here since. She had been a member of the McGregor VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed writing. She is survived by 2 sons and daughters in law: William and Julie Gauthier of Columbia Heights, Mn.; David and Sue Gauthier of Tamarack, 1 daughter and son in law: Diane and Keith Hebzynski of Osakis, Mn.; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband ???Tea??? in 1993 and 1 brother Melvin. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October26, 2010 at 1 PM at the Tamarack Presbyterian Church on with Pastor Jack Gould officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Salo Cemetery. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home, McGregor, Mn. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Frank J. Mason
05/11/1947-10/20/2010
Frank J. Mason, Naawigiizis, 63, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Villa Vista Care Center in Cromwell. He was born May 11, 1947 in Cloquet to Albert and Emma (Squirrel) Mason. He attended McGregor Schools and worked for the local DAC. He enjoyed bowling, watching wrestling, gambling, and fishing. Frank is survived by his mother Emma Mason and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Frank A. Mason. Services will begin at 10:00A.M. ??? Sunday, October 24, 2010 at the East Lake Community Center in East Lake ??? McGregor. Visitation will begin at 4:00p.m., Saturday at the Community Center. Burial will be in the Rice Lake Wildlife Refuge Burial Grounds. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. www.srtfuneral.com
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Lesley M. Ferguson
05/06/1910-10/17/2010
Lesley M. Ferguson, age 100 of Aitkin formerly of Brainerd died Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Unity Hospital in Fridley, Minnesota. She was born May 6, 1910 at Aitkin, Minnesota the daughter of Isaac and Ethel (Oppelt) Cummings. She grew up in Aitkin and graduated from the Aitkin High School. She then attended teachers Normal School. She taught in country schools in the Aitkin area. She married Fred Ferguson on January 28, 1937 at Brainerd, Mn. They made their home in Brainerd since that time. She is survived by 2 daughters: Rochelle Bertram of Aitkin; Kay Ferguson of Mounds View, Mn.; 8 Grandchildren: Fred Bertram, Lesley Young, Rozalyn Gill, Andrew Bertram, Allan Ferguson, Greg Ferguson, Valerie Wise, Matthew Pfaffendorf and 13 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Fred, and 4 brothers. A memorial mass will be held Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11 AM from St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Interment will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services. 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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Dorothy K. Conner
07/13/1925-10/13/2010
Dorothy Kathleen Conner, 85, died Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at St. Mary???s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born July 13, 1925 in Virginia, MN. to Louis and Winnie (Hall) Strand. She was a 1943 graduate of Roosevelt High School , Virginia. That was followed by graduation from Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis in 1947 with the degree of Registered Nurse. Dorothy was united in marriage to William L. Conner, Jr. on October 27, 1947 in Virginia. After living one year in Arkansaw, WI. they moved to Aitkin, MN. There she worked doing part and full time nursing at the Miners Hospital, Crosby-Ironton, Aitkin Community Hospital, Public Health Department, and Aicota Nursing Home, before retiring in 1987. She served on the Aitkin Public Health Nursing Advisory Board, the Development Achievement Center Advisory Board, the Hospice Advisory Board, and was a Board Member of the Central Lakes College Nursing Program. She was also a member of Aitkin United Methodist Church and a constituent member of the Palo Congregational Church. After retirement they spent as much time as possible at their cabin on Whiteface Flowage in Makinen, MN. During this time she joined Haarfager Lodge, Sons of Norway, and the Virginia Area Historical Society. She is survived by sons: Michael (Edee) of Isle Randy (Merna) of Eveleth Gregory of Keewatin Kevin (Pam) of Aitkin Daughters: Bonnie (Mike) Conner Landy of St. Cloud Kathleen (John) Gallatin of Aitkin Grandchildren: Chad (Kari) Conner of Isle, Tim (Ashley) Conner of Wait Park, Brian (Rachael) Conner of White Bear Lake, Christine (Mark) Mathieu of Eveleth, Caren Conner of Eveleth, Aaron Conner of Anoka, Ben (Jennifer) Pearson of Rochester, NY., Daniel Pearson of Rochester, NY., Abbey Pearson of St. Cloud, Sarah (Dean) Gill of Sauk Rapids, Katie Gallatin of Pillager, Jenny Gallatin of Minneapolis, Great-grandchildren: Kylee Conner and Brad Conner of Isle Josh Pearson and Jack Pearson of Rochester, NY. Eli Gill of Sauk Rapids She was preceded in death by her husband William, brothers Lowell Strand, Grant Strand, infant grandson Paul Conner, and her parents Louis and Winnie (Hall) Strand. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11:00A.M. ??? Saturday, October 23, 2010 funeral service at the United Methodist Church in Aitkin. Reverend Judith Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Aitkin. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com Memorials are preferred in Lieu of flowers to Aitkin United Methodist Church and Palo Congregational Church.
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James Boelter
12/25/1929-10/13/2010
James F. Boelter, 80, of Wasilla, Alaska passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. He was born December 25, 1929 in Madelia , MN . to Friedrich and Grace (Cooling) Boelter. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1948. James was married to Cheri (Sears) Crane and had four children. James married Joyce (Carlson) Boelter in 1986 and was widowed in 2004. He went to Alaska in 1950 and worked as a laborer and drove truck in the summers. From 1955 to 1961 he worked in Chicago and Phoenix. In 1954 ??? 1955 he operated the Texaco Gas Station in McGregor. He formed Sandy Lake Sands & Gravel in 1961 and in 1971 he added the ready-mix plant. He returned to Alaska in 1974 and worked on the Alaska pipeline on the North Slope at Prudhoe Bay for the next 9 years. He loved Alaska and enjoyed watching ther moose that would come in his yard, salmon and halibut fishing, bird watching, and gardening. He took great pride in growing and taking care of his geraniums. He was also very proud of driving the Alcan Highway 62 times. James is survived by special friend Eileen Craig of Palmer, Alaska, children: Jeffrey J. Boelter (Michelle Sheldon) of McGregor, Jane C. Vranish (Dave) of Deerwood, Judy L. Hutar (Jimmy Turek) of Spring Lake Park, Jeri G. Anderson (Joe Tarnowski) of Tamarack, Sister: Doree D. Ekelund (Herman) of McGregor,.10 Grandchildren: Julie, Jill, Joy, Jacy, Jady, Joshua, Jason, Jackie, Jeana, Jayna, 13 great-grandchildren, Jenna, Jake, Jared, Janie, Justice, Joey, James, Jalyn, Julian, Josten, Jayda, Justin, Jackson, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. . He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Grace (Cooling) Boelter, and his wife Joyce Boelter. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. and Services at 1:30 p.m. ??? Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Grace Lutheran Log Church, 48115 Lake Avenue, McGregor, MN 55760 (Big Sandy Lake area). Reverend Tom Schaer will officiate. Burial will follow the services. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home, McGregor. www.srtfuneral.com
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Gertrud M. Stewart
08/25/1923-10/12/2010
Gertrud M. Stewart, age 87 of McGregor died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Mn. Gertrud was born August 25, 1923 at Morris, Minnesota the daughter of Frederick and Wilhelmina (Schliep) Toop. She attended schools at Hancock, Minnesota. She then worked for her sister on a farm near Morris for several years. She married Kenneth W. Stewart on May 14, 1946 at Wright, Minnesota. They started out their married life by operating a small farm near Wright. They later moved to a larger far near Tamarack and farmed that until 1971. They then moved to McGregor and operated a grocery store until 1974 at which time they sold that and retired. They had cared for 48 foster children from 1971 until the early 1990???s. They also had been active in transporting people to their doctor???s appointments for a number of years. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She greatly enjoyed sewing and making quilts of which each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren have one of her quilts. She is survived by children and spouses: Frederick Stewart of Tamarack, Mary Edith and Charlie Weyand of McGregor, David and Pat Stewart of Duluth, Mn., Jo and Mike Turnock of McGregor; 11 grandchildren: Michael Stewart, Joey Stewart, Angela (Ray) DeWitt, Chrissy (Jim) MacDonald, David (Toni) Stewart, Jeremy (Theresa) Weyand, Kenny Williams, Steven (Debbie) Williams, Jamie Williams, Tammy (Randy) Baazard, Tina Turnock, Charlie (Robin) Weyand, Kevin Rouse; 22 great grandchildren; 1 brother: Merton (Emmie) Toop of Washington State; brother in law: Robert (Ramona) Stewart of Tamarack, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth in 1995, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11 AM from Our Saviors Lutheran Church in McGregor with Rev. David Becker officiating. Burial will be in the Round Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 PM on Friday at the McGregor Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home, McGregor, Minnesota. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Cecelia Lorraine Malmgren
02/18/1925-10/05/2010
Cecelia Lorraine Malmgren, age 85 of Aitkin, beloved sister and aunt died unexpectedly after shoulder surgery for a fall, on Tuesday October 5, 2010 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Lorraine was a life-long resident of Aitkin, well known by many in our community for her years of work at the Security State Bank. Lorraine was born February 18, 1925 in Aitkin the daughter of Luther J. and Cecelia Malmgren. Lorraine loved her church and also bowling, but her greatest joy was spending time at ???The Farm??? on Lone Lake. She loved to poke around in her flowers and watch her great nieces and nephews at play. Most people will remember Lorraine as a beautiful, quiet and gentle presence in the life of the community. She was all of those things and much more. Jerry and Don and their families knew the ???more??? She is survived by brothers: Luther Jarrold and Donald Elwin (Renee); nieces: Patricia, Beret (Rob Spiewak) and Ericka (Jeff Hickman) nephews: James (Joanne), Robert (MeHee) and D. Gustaf (Wendy Wagner). Also great nieces and nephews: Greggory and Nicholas (Jim), Emily and Jason (Bob), Zachary (Gus), and Jack Odin (Beret). She was preceded in death by her parents Luther J. and Cecelia Malmgren and 1 sister I. Marie. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1 PM from First Lutheran Church with Rev. Dorothy Sand officiating. Visitation will be from Noon to the 1 PM services at the church. Burial will be in the Diamond Lake Cemetery. 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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John ''Jack'' Swedlund John ???Jack???
05/12/1939-10/03/2010
John ''Jack'' Swedlund John ???Jack??? Swedlund, 71 of Tamarack, formerly of Coon Rapids died Sunday, October 3, 2010 at St. Mary???s Medical Center, Duluth. He was born May 12, 1939 in Brook Park to Ted and Pearl (Yeiter) Swedlund. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving for 4 years and was a former police officer for Coon Rapids Police Dept. for 24 years. Jack was united in marriage to Lucy (Androli) on August 17, 1984 in Coon Rapids. He was preceded in death by 6 siblings, brother-in-law Joe Pries, and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 26 years Lucy 2 Children: Greg (Teresa), Cheryl (Matthew) O???Donnell, their mother Pat Swedlund 5 grandchildren: Travis, Alicia, Jacob, Hailey, Carlee 1 great-grandchild Skylar 1 sister Mavis Pries Long time friends: Al, Art, and Dave And nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services with military honors will be 2p.m., Sunday, October 10, 2010 at Round Lake Presbyterian Church, rural McGregor. Rev. Karen Schuder will officiate. Visitation will be 12p.m. until the 2p.m. service at the church. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Kevin Crimmins
02/03/1957-10/02/2010
Kevin Dean Crimmins, 53 of Aitkin, formerly of Brainerd died Saturday, October 2, 2010 at St. Luke???s Hospital in Duluth after a long illness. He was born February 3, 1957 in Princeton to Lowell and Irene (O???Leary) Crimmins. He attended Cooper High School in Robbinsdale. Kevin was united in marriage to Bonita Swenson in June of 1999. He worked as a chef in the Minneapolis area from the mid 1970???s to the late 1980???s at fine restaurants such as Murray???s, 510 Groveland, and others. He took great pride in his work. He loved fishing and the Minnesota Twins. He is survived by his parents Lowell and Irene (O???Leary) Crimmins Brother Darwin Sisters and Brothers-in-law: Patty Gabrick Diane (Todd) Stark Linda (Larry) Ellis And many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11A.M. ??? Saturday, October 9, 2010 funeral service at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Father Justin Fish will officiate. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Russell C. Haussner Attention Plumbers L
03/19/1920-10/01/2010
Russell C. Haussner, age 90 of McGregor died Friday, October 1, 2010 at his residence near McGregor, Mn. Russell was born March 19, 1920 at St. Paul, Minnesota the son of Raymond and Vina (Porrier) Haussner. He grew up and attended schools at White Bear Lake, Mn graduating from the White Bear Lake High School in 1938. He worked for a short time as a lineman for Northern State Power Co. He then enlisted in the US Army in 1942 and served until 1945. Upon his discharge he returned to the Twin Cities and went to school to learn the plumbing trade. He worked as a plumber for 30 years and was a member of the Plumbers Local 34. He married Dolores Kearny on June 1, 1973 at Pierre, South Dakota. He retired to McGregor, Mn in 1974 and they have lived here since. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed golf and had been a member of the Savanna Country Club for many years. He is survived by his wife Dolores of McGregor; Children and spouses: Judy and Jerry Ball of Scandia, Mn.; Robert and Nancy Haussner of Stillwater, Mn.; Jack and Judy Haussner of McGregor; Susan and Patrick Thomas of New Richmond, Wisc.; Brian and Karin Kearney of Anoka, Mn.; Leslie Davis of Hudson, Wisc.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and 1 brothers and sister in law: James and Annette Haussner of McGregor. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister Evelyn Marko. A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 11 AM from the McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor with Fr. Paul Fruth officiating. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM services at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by the Larson-Deneen VFW Post of McGregor, MN. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home, McGregor, Mn. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com.
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Deborah Jo Cowan
10/14/1964-09/30/2010
Deborah Jo Cowan, 45 of Aitkin died Thursday, September 30, 2010 at her residence. She was born October 14, 1964 in Madison, WI. to John and Barbara (Gandolph) Cowan. On March 22, 2005 in Aitkin Deborah was united in marriage to Alvin Gruenhagen. She was employed at Great River Gardens. She had a green thumb and loved animals. Deborah is survived by her husband Alvin Gruenhagen of Aitkin 1 daughter Laura Cowan of the Twin Cities Mother Barbara (Dick) Valley of McGregor Father John (Lois) Cowan of McFarland, WI. 3 brothers: Phil (Becky) Cowan of McFarland, WI. John Cowan of McFarland, WI. Rick (Mary) Cowan of Atlanta, GA. 1 sister Reagan Cowan of McFarland Many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 1P.M. ??? Thursday, October 7, 2010 funeral service at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Reverend Sandy Berg Holte will officiate. www.srtfuneral.com
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Allen Johnson
09/15/1914-09/28/2010
Allen Johnson, age 96 of Aitkin died Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. Allen was born September 15, 1914 at Winnebago, Minnesota the son of Glen and Ada (Jenkins) Johnson. He moved with his family at an early age to the Aitkin area where he grew up and attended schools. He farmed most of his life on the farm on Farm Island Lake, the area which is now known as ???Johnson???s Point???. He married Marverine Zelman on November 22, 1950 in Minneapolis. They made their home on Farm Island Lake. The operated Johnson Farm Island Resort for many years. Allen has resided at the Aitkin Health Services for the past year. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and traveling. He was a member of the Wealthwood Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by niece: Patricia and Russell Olstead of Minneapolis; Grand nephew: Scott Olstead; Jeannie Thompson and Janie Martz both of Aitkin and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marverine in 2003 and brothers and sisters. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11 AM from Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church at Garrison, Mn. with Rev. Walter Brill officiating. A gathering time will be held from 10 AM until the 11 AM service. Interment will be in the Bennettville Cemetery at a later date. 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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Kenneth W. Wenzel
10/21/1947-09/26/2010
Kenneth W. Wenzel, 62 of Aitkin died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. He was born October 21, 1947 in Kingsley, IA. to Wayne and Kathleen (Higgenbotham) Wenzel. Kenneth was united in marriage to Linda (Mansk) on July 26, 1997 in Malmo. He worked as a brick layer. He enjoyed spending time with friends and fishing at his cabin on Lake of the Woods. He is survived by his wife Linda Wenzel of Aitkin 1 Daughter Amanda MacDonald of Aitkin Two sons and daughters-in-law: Jonathon (Heather) Wenzel of Wisconsin. Nickolas (Lynn) Wenzel of Aitkin 1 stepson: Gabriel (Anne) Carlstrom of Bemidji Seven grandchildren: Jordan, Jillian, Jackson, Allyson, Gregory, Logan, and Peyton 1 brother and sister-in-law: Jim (Laurie) Wenzel of Kilkenny One sister and brother-in-law: Barbara (Don) Mosloski of Fairmont Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Kathleen (Higgenbotham) Wenzel Funeral services will be 5:00P.M., Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Reverend Ronnie Tibbetts will officiate. Visitation will be 3pm ??? 5pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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John E. Sullivan
02/02/1924-09/26/2010
John E. Sullivan, age 86 of Osseo, Minnesota died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the Maple Grove Hospital in Maple Grove, Minnesota. John was born February 2, 1924 in St. Paul, Minnesota the son of Charles and Lydia (Williamson) Sullivan. He attended schools at Albright, Mn, Howard Lake, Mn. and Aitkin graduating from Aitkin High School. He then served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for a time. He helped build the rock wall and memorial plaque at Garrison on Mille Lacs Lake. He then entered the military and served in the U. S. Marine Corps from April of 1944 to August of 1946. He saw action in Iwo Jima and was present for the flag raising there. Upon his discharge he returned to Minnesota for a time and then moved to Billings, Montana where he married Virginia L. Ward on August 18, 1946. They lived in Billings until 1955 when they moved to St. Paul and he worked for the Koch Oil Refinery until 1970. They then moved to Brainerd, Mn and he worked for the Brainerd schools. In 1975 the moved to Sand Point, Idaho and lived there until 1986 at which time he retired and they moved to Minneapolis and have lived there since. He is survived by family members: Jack (Arden) Bolme of Polson, Montana, Jeffrey (Darlene) Bolme of Brainerd, Linda (Bolme) Dunn of Brooklyn Center, Mn.; Dyanne (Steve) Ulrick of Maple Grove, Mn.; Candace (Patrick) Nelson of Blaine, Mn.; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Virginia in 2005, 1 son Mark and 1 sister Mildred. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 1 PM from the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Carlson officiating. Visitation will be from Noon until the 1 PM services Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Waukenabo Cemetery. 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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Judge Clinton W. Wyant Judge Clinton W
12/25/1931-09/22/2010
Judge Clinton W. Wyant Judge Clinton W. Wyant died Wed. Sept. 22, 2010 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. He was born December 25, 1931 at O'Neill, Nebraska to Charles (Chic) and Mary Wyant. He moved with his family at a young age to the Waukenabo Lake Area where he lived the rest of his life. He graduated from Aitkin High School in 1950 and graduated from St. John's Univesity in Collegeville in 1954. While working several jobs he attended St. Paul College of Law (Today's William Mitchell College of Law) and graduated in 1958.He married Sophia (Trix) Stalzer on September 6,1958. He was a practicing attorney in the Aitkin region from 1958 to 1978. He was appointed District Court Judge of the Ninth Judicial District of Minnesota on December 1, 1977 by Governor Rudy Perpich. He served as Judge from 1977 to 1993 when he retired due to disability. Between 1993 and 2003 he enjoyed his retirement and his life with Trix at their Waukenabo Lake home on The Point. In 2003 he entered the Aicota Health Care Center and has been a resident there until his death. Judge Wyant served in many organization in the area and held many leadership roles in those organizations. He was an active sportsman and outdoorsman and an avid community activist and leader. He was a leader in the DFL party and a change agent on the precinct, county, district, state and national level including representing Minnesota at threee national Democratic conventions (1964, 1968, 1976). He was former chair of the Aitkin Airport Commission, national award winner for his leadership of the Aitkin Jaycees, active member of the Aitkin Lions and Jack-a-Lope clubs. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He was an avid big game hunter having made trips to Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Colorado and throughout the midwest. He was involved his entire life in community theater, vaudville and sing/variety clubs. Clint was also one of the pioneer wild rice farmers in Aitkin County and active in the Wild Rice Assoc. He is survived by his wife Sophia ''Trix'' Stalzer Wyant, loving children: Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo of Duluth; Charles (Ania) Wyant of O'Fallon, Mo.; Amy (Jake) Wyant of Aitkin; ten grandchildren: Ben Wyant, Alex Cuzzo, Brandon Wyant, Mitchell Rubbelke, Megan Rubbelke, Jonah Jaskowiak, Lucas Wyant, Nate Jaskowiak, Carlie Wyant, Maddie Wyant; sister: Mary (Greg) Ruprecht of Duluth, nieces: Debra Ruprecht of Duluth, Sharie (Brad) Kimball of Colleyville, Texas and many cousins and friends. Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, September 27, 2010 at 11 AM at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Visitation will be Sunday at the church from 4 to 7 PM with a Roasry Service at 7 PM and continue Monday 1 hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in the Waukenabo Cemetery. Memorials are preffered which will be dispersed to local worthy causes by the Wyant family. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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Marion Liljenquist
10/30/1914-09/19/2010
Marion Agnes Liljenquist, 95 of Aitkin died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. She was born October 30, 1914 in Blooming Pairie to Peter C. and Agnes (Yentsch) Larson. She graduated from Blooming Prairie High School class of 1932. Marion was united in marriage to Wallace Vaith on July 14, 1944. They moved to Aitkin in 1945. She worked for Mille Lacs Electric for 16 years. She was an active member and past president of Aitkin VFW Post #1727 Auxiliary and Aitkin American Legion Post #86 Auxiliary. She was also a member of Rebekah Lodge, Priscilla Club, Lakeview Cemetery board, and the First Congregational Church. Marion was united in marriage to Elmer Liljenquist on August 1, 1964. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Sandra (Jim) MacDonald of Aitkin Romelle (Anthony) Aucone of Cranston , R.I. One son and daughter-in-law Francis (Lael) Vaith of Aitkin 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, 2nieces and 3 nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband Wallace Vaith, her second husband Elmer Liljenquist, one sister Lorraine Carrol ???Mewee???, and her parents Peter and Agnes (Yentsch) Larson Memorial services will be 1:00P.M. ??? Friday, September 24, 2010 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. Reverend Don Norman will officiate. Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin assisted with arrangements. www.srtfuneral.com
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Eleanore M. Skatt
12/16/1917-09/17/2010
Eleanore Marie Skatt, age 92 lifelong resident of the Aitkin area died Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Aitkin Health Services. Eleanore and her twin Elmer were born on December 16, 1917 at Duluth, Minnesota to Rudolf and Alma Edquist. The family moved to Aitkin when the twins were toddlers and resided south of Aitkin on a farm near Edquist Lake. As a youngster, Eleanore attended the Hilltop School and later graduated from the Aitkin High School in 1935. After high school, Eleanore worked in Minneapolis as a maid but her heart stayed behind in Aitkin where a young man, Sigward Skatt, had caught her eye at the Luther League young people???s activities at the Mariah Chapel. Sig and Eleanore were the first couple to be married at the Maria Chapel in 1940. They resided in Michigan for two years and returned to Aitkin in 1942. The Skatt family farm near Lone Lake became their home. Along with farming, Sig and Eleanore worked at Shingwauk Resort for many years where Eleanore was a cook. She later was the morning cook at the Aitkin Community Hospital from which she retired in 1987. Her love of cooking and sharing good food with family and friends will long be remembered by many. Eleanore???s love and care for people along with her sense of humor will be dearly missed. Eleanore is survived by son: Duane Skatt of Aitkin, Daughters: Sharyl (Grant) Odegard of Duluth, Bev Nix of Aitkin, Jan Luff of Colorado; Grandchildren: Kelly (Luff) Mason, Melinda (Nix) Lanham, Christopher Odegard; Great Grandchildren: Kati McCormick, Nicolas Lanham, Caleb Lanham, Rebekah Lanham, and Grace Lanham. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sig in 1974, siblings Elmer, Mabel, Ruth and Reuben, and son in law Bill Luff. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 11 AM from Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Aitkin with Rev. Cynthia Gray officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 7 PM at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin and also 1 hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Diamond Lake Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Rot-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. To sign the online guest register please go to www.srtfuneral.com
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Marjorie Mayer
02/27/1921-09/16/2010
Marjorie M. Mayer, 89 of Isle died Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born February 27, 1921 in Monticello to Ray and Edith (Wagner) Miller. She was in the civil service stationed in Utah during WW II. She was employed by the Hitchcock factory in Minneapolis and farmed in the Malmo area until 1981. She loved cars, and was a member of the Opstead Baptist Church. She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law: Lawrence (Loretta) Miller of Prior Lake Sister-in-law: Anna Miller of Isle Many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband Stanley Florek in 1956, and her second husband Fred Mayer in 1981. Two sisters: Helen Lind and Agnes Larson 5 brothers: Tim, Kenny, Corky, Dick and Tom Miller And her parents Ray and Edith (Wagner) Miller. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 2:00P.M., Saturday, September 25, 2010 memorial service at Opstead Baptist Church in Opstead. Rev. Perry Johnson and Gary Lambert will officiate. Memorial are preferred to Opstead Baptist Church building fund. Sorensen-Root- Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin assisted with arrangements. www.srtfuneral.com
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Julia Mannelin McKay
02/14/1910-09/13/2010
Julia Mannelin McKay, age 100 of McGregor died Monday, September 13, 2010 at the Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin, Mn. Julia was born February 14, 1910 at Sandstone, Minnesota the daughter of Paul and Sarah (Mack) Korpi. She grew up and attended schools in Finlayson and graduated from the Finlayson High School in 1928. She then attended Business College in Minneapolis. She then began working for the bank in Finlayson. She had also worked as a telephone operator in Finlayson. She married Walter Mannelin on Dec. 16, 1933 at Finlayson. Julia was a stay at home mom, but she managed the farm while her husband was away from home. In 1943 they sold the farm and moved into Finlayson when her husband joined the Merchant Marines. In 1948 when her husband Walt left the Merchant Marines, they sold the house in Finlayson and moved to the McGregor area. After two years Walt returned to sailing on the high seas and Julia and the girls moved into McGregor. Julia worked at the Locker Plant and later at the drive in where she worked as a cook. Later Julia worked as a cook in Nisswa and spent winters in Oregon or Reno Nevada where she worked as a hotel maid. She had also worked as a bookkeeper in the creamery in Finlayson. She later moved to Crosby and was a foster grandparent at the Brainerd State Hospital until her marriage to Clarence McKay in 1975. They then moved to Lake Minnewawa near McGregor. After Clarence died she moved into McGregor and later moved to Pioneer Villa in McGregor. Even though at age 83 she was legally blind, she took care of herself until the age of 96 at which time she became the first resident of the new Northland Village assisted living facility in McGregor. She resided there until moving to Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin in April of 2009. She is survived by 2 daughters and son in law: Janet Miller of McGregor; Julia and Erwin Plagens of Enumclaw, Washington; 7 grandchildren: Bruce Miller, Colleen (Fred) Vivant, Laura (Jeff) Schlagel, Alison (Brent) Henze, Tad (Kim) Olafson, Jed (Dianna) Olafson, Dell (Karin) Plagens, Annette (Gary) Vranizan, 22 great grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; 1 sister: Ruth Brabec of Willow River, Mn and brother Nestor (Edith) Korpi of Arden Hills, Mn. She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Kelly Miller Fischer,4 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 2 PM from Our Saviors Lutheran Church in McGregor with Rev. Henry Koopman officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 PM at the McGregor Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at a later date in the Finnish Lutheran Cemetery at Finlayson, Mn. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home.
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William ''Bill'' H. Smith William ???B
04/11/1951-09/08/2010
William ''Bill'' H. Smith William ???Bill??? H. Smith, 59 of Tamarack died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at his home. He was born April 11, 1951 in St. Paul to Harold and Lily (Harer) Smith. He graduated from Park Senior High School in Cottage Grove and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He worked in construction as a brick layer. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived by his parents Harold and Lily (Harer) Smith of Palisade 3 sons: Keith Smith of St. Paul Park Jeremiah Smith of Tamarack And Phillip Smith Five sisters: Diane (Art) Brier of Tamarack Kathy (Dave) Zehoski of Welch Dawn (Dan) Foerster of Tamarack Susan A. Smith of Tamarack Charlotte Muraski of Crosby Former wife Susan B. Smith Other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Roberta Just Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the 11am, Monday, September 13, 2010 funeral service at Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor. Fr. Paul Fruth will officiate. Arrangements are with McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor. www.srtfuneral.com
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Pauline Snyder
02/06/1927-09/06/2010
Pauline Snyder, 83 of Aitkin died Monday, September 6, 2010 at her residence in Oak Grove. She was born February 6, 1927 in Aitkin County to Oaker and Edith (Storm) Myers. She graduated from Aitkin High School. Pauline was united in marriage to Jack Snyder on March 26, 1949 in Mason City, IA. She was employed at Honeywell for 31 years. She was a member of Aitkin Christian Women and the Glen Community Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Ada (Larry) Siluk of Oak Grove 2 grandchildren: Andrea Siluk of Blaine and Angela (Jason) Castrovinci of Ramsey Four sisters and brothers-in-law: Doris (Paul) Shaw of Aitkin Corinne Walker of Alaska Myrtle (John) Savage of California Jane (Pat) Humphreys of Aitkin Cousins: Dorothy Hermanson and Maxine Mapes Many other cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack on December 8, 1990 Two sisters: El Dorah Holm and Mabel Cooper And her parents Oaker and Edith (Storm) Myers. Graveside services will be 2:00P.M. ??? Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Malmo Cemetery in Malmo. Reverend Randy Stauter will officiate. Lunch will follow at Glory Baptist Church. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Michael Foley Ryan
05/17/1935-09/06/2010
Michael Foley Ryan, age 75 of Aitkin died Monday, September 6, 2010 at St. Mary???s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Michael was born May 17, 1935 at Brainerd, Minnesota, the son of Joseph and Caroline (Hassman) Ryan. He grew up in Aitkin and attended Maryhill Academy and then attended St. John???s Preparatory School at Collegeville. He then went on to attend St. John???s University at Collegeville. After his graduation he attended William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. He worked as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge, the Honorable Edward Devitt. He joined his father in his law practice in Aitkin in 1963. The practice was known as Ryan and Ryan Lawyers. He was a lawyer in Aitkin ever since that time. He married Judith Ann Cummings on June 20, 1959 at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. He had served on the Board of Governors for the State Bar Association for a number of years. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. He served on the Riverwood Hospital Board for 20 years, and was board chair for many of those years. He served on the Cuyuna Country Club board for 25 years. He was a strong supporter of St John???s Abbey and University at Collegeville. He loved hunting and fishing and working ???The Farm??? raising beef cattle and horses. He especially loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Judy of Aitkin; children and spouses: Joe and Wendy Ryan of Park Rapids, MN.; Dan and Angie Ryan of Aitkin; Molly and Brian Baker of Maple Grove, MN.; Patty and Brooks Welter of Scottsdale, AZ; Anne and John Wicka of Chanhassen, MN., and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Dick Ryan of Aitkin, Jim and Diane Ryan of Aitkin, sister: Mary and Rick Godfrey of Oklahoma City, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jack, and one sister, Anne. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 11 AM at St. James Catholic Church. Fr. Jerry Schik, Fr. Clem Gustin, and Fr. Paul Fruth will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery in Aitkin. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 8 PM with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM at the St. James Catholic Church and will continue Saturday from 10 AM until the 11 AM services. Memorials are preferred to the St. James Catholic Church Building Fund, the Crosier Fathers and Brothers of Onamia, and the Riverwood Foundation. 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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Steve W. Wige
05/01/1955-08/31/2010
Steve W. Wige, age 55 of Aitkin died Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. Steve was born May 1, 1955 at Big Fork, Minnesota the son of Donald and Delores (O???Brien) Wige. He grew up and attended schools in Norwalk, California and then moved back to the area and attended school in Grand Rapids, Hill City and Aitkin. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1973 to 1976. He returned to the Aitkin area and lived here until 1981 at which time he returned to California. He moved back to Aitkin in 1999 and worked for Woodland Container and then for Clow Stamping in 2004. He enjoyed playing video games, watching videos and was involved with supporting International Ministries. He is survived by his father Donald Wige of Aitkin; 2 brothers: Tim Wige of Fridley, Mn. and Tyler Wige of Erie Pennsylvania; 1 sister: Susan Cook of Aitkin. He was preceded in death by his mother Delores Wige; and 2 brothers Kelly Wige and Keith Wige. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 11 AM at the Spencer Cemetery with Rev. Rick Perry officiating. 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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Clinton H. Hanson
05/07/1926-08/25/2010
Clinton H. Hanson, 84 of Aitkin died August 25, 2010 at his home. He was born May 7, 1926 in Aitkin to Herman and Nora (Packer) Hanson. He graduated from Aitkin High School in 1944. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in WW II. He retired from Woodland Container, Aitkin. He is survived by many relatives and friends. There will be no services. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Betty J. Pitcher
04/05/1924-08/15/2010
Betty J. Pitcher, age 86 of Garrison died Sunday, August 15, 2010 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Mn. Betty was born on April 5, 1924 at St. Paul, Minnesota the daughter of Fred and Irene Elizabeth (Casey) Stenger. She grew up in St. Paul and attended schools there graduating from White Bear Lake High School. During WW II she worked at the Arms Plant for a time. She married John Wallace Pitcher on April 7, 1945 in St. Paul. They lived in St. Paul until and then moved the Marine on the St. Croix in 1960. They lived there until retiring to Garrison in 1979. She was a member of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church at Garrison, the Garrison VFW Auxiliary, and the Garrison Seniors Club. She also had served as a fire warden in the Garrison area for many years. She was very active in her church and loved bible studies. She is survived by 2 sons and daughters in law: Jack and Pam Pitcher of Lakeland, Mn.; Kevin and Rose Pitcher of Bloomington, Mn.; 2 daughters and sons in law: Judy and Henry Echart of Pine River, Mn.; Sue and Mike Mardaus of Marine on the St. Croix, Mn.; 11 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren, 2 sisters: Irene Berthiaume of Blaine, Mn.; Marty Zeches of Wyoming, Mn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 brother and 3 sisters. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 20, 2010 at 11 AM from the Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Garrison. Visitation will be from 9 AM until the 11 AM services at the church. Burial will be in the Garrison Cemetery. 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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