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James E. Smith
Funeral services for James E. Smith, 73, of Coon Rapids, took place Jan. 
28 at Epiphany Catholic Church in Coon Rapids. Rev. Bernard A. Reiser 
officiated.
Smith died Jan. 25 in Fridley. He was born March 11, 1925 in Minneapolis. 
and was a painter.
He is survived by wife, Josephine; children, Donita Goodwin and husband 
Scott, Denise Cowett and husband Dave, Jim, Jay and wife Robin, Debbie 
Johnson and husband Dan, Mark, Gary and wife Linda, Brian and wife 
Cynthia; 23 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; other relatives and 
friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, J. Leonard and Alida Smith; 
brothers, Duwayne and Joe; and grandson, Joshua.
Pallbearers were Rich Delaney, Todd Goodwin, Jon and Jeff Johnson, Eric 
Westberg, and Mike Wayman.
Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery, Coon Rapids. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Helen K. Schroeder
Funeral services for Helen K. Schroeder, 79, of Anoka, formerly of Forest 
Lake, took place Jan. 30 at Faith Lutheran Church of Forest Lake. Rev. Don 
Fultz officiated.
Schroeder died Jan. 26 at Mercy Hospital. She was born Sept. 7, 1919 in 
Brocket, ND to Herman Kalliokoski and Annie Reini. She married Lewis 
Schroeder and was a school teacher in Forest Lake for 20 years. Schroeder 
was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, the VFW, and the American Legion. 
She served in the Army during WWII.
She is survived by children, Patricia, Judith, Richard; 3 grandchildren; 
brother, George; sisters, Alma and Olive.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis.
Interment was at Scandinavian Cemetery, Forest Lake. Arrangements were by 
Mattson Funeral Home, Forest Lake.

Amanda A. Duckert
Funeral services for Amanda A. Duckert, 18, of Coon Rapids, took place 
Jan. 30 at St. Timothyís Catholic Church. Rev. Harold J. Tasto officiated.
Duckert died Jan. 27 in Coon Rapids. She was born Nov. 18, 1980 in 
Fridley. She was a student.
She is survived by parents, Gary and Pamela Duckert; brothers, Michael and 
Alex; grandmother, Mandie Duckert; grandfather, Andrew Miller; aunts, 
uncles and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Juliana Miller; and 
grandfather, Ted Ducker.
Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy 
Seman Chapel.

Dennis W. Ross Sr.
Funeral services for Dennis W. Ross Sr., 57, of Ham Lake, took place Jan. 
30 at Epiphany Catholic Church. Rev. Bernard Reiser officiated.
Ross died Jan. 27 in Ham Lake. He was born Jan. 10, 1942 in Minneapolis. 
He was a Police Sgt.
He is survived by wife, Judi; sons, Dennis Jr. and wife Theresa, David; 
father, Robert Sr.; brothers, Robert Jr. and wife Ellen, Eugene; sister, 
Mary and husband John Bell; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Cecilia.
Interment was at Gethsemane. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Seman 
Chapel.

Florence J. Enyart
Funeral services for Florence J. Enyart, 77, of Blaine, took place Jan. 26 
at Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel. Rev. Jody Smith officiated.
Enyart died Jan. 23 in Blaine. She was born May 11, 1921 in Becker County.
She is survived by her husband, Dale; children, Gayle Chapman and husband 
Doug, Cheryl Ritland and husband Jim, Garry Enyart and wife Carol, David 
Enyart and wife Laurie; 13 grandchildren; sister, Idella Linder; 
brother-in-law, Albert Carlson; sister-in-law, Bernice Herfindal.
Interment was private. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Eric G. Sundquist
Funeral services for Eric G. Sundquist, 86, of Coon Rapids, took place 
Feb. 3 at Advent Lutheran Church in Anoka. Rev. Jerry OíNeill officiated.
Sundquist died Jan. 31 in New Hope. He was born Sept. 22, 1912 in 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He was a Litho pressman and a member of Advent 
Lutheran Church.
He is survived by wife Alice; daughters, Gloria Kost and husband Garry, 
Marilyn Kamp and husband Gary, Cindy Ramsey and husband Chad; 11 
grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Johnson.
Pallbearers were Bryan Kost, Jeffrey, Anthony and Nickolas Kamp, Robert 
and Ryan Johnson.
Interment was private at Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Leonard P. Hanson
Funeral services for Leonard P. Hanson "Bud," 77, of Anoka, took place 
Feb. 3 at Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.
Hanson died Jan. 31 in Anoka. He was born Aug. 10, 1921 in Northfield. 
Hanson worked as a cement mason.
He is survived by wife Lorraine; daughter, Dawn Steinke and husband Ray; 
sons, Jim and wife Carol, Kenny and wife Netta; grandchildren, Ray, 
LeaAnn, Brenda, Crystal, Jacob and Scott; great-grandchildren, Megan and 
Barret.
He is preceded in death by his son, Lenny.
Interment was private. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Dennis L. Kambestad
Funeral services for Dennis Lee Kambestad, 54, of Coon Rapids, took place 
Feb. 3 at Anoka Funeral Chapel. Rev. Jim Donald officiated.
Kambestad died Jan. 30 in Coon Rapids. He was born Dec. 19, 1944 in 
Bristol, SD to Milton and Ruby Kambestad. He married Peggy Shannon and was 
a mail carrier. Kambestad was a member of the Coon Rapids American Legion.
He is survived by wife Peggy; son, Lee and wife Carrie; daughter, Paige; 
grandson, Derek Lee; mother, Ruby Kambestad; sisters, Julie Ann and Joy; 
brothers, Loren, Daryl, Ronnie; many nieces and nephews.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Gearhart Anoka Funeral Chapel.

Monica H. Farrow
Funeral services for Monica H. Farrow, 81, of Anoka, took place Feb. 4 at 
St. Stephenís Catholic Church in Anoka.
Farrow died Jan. 31 at Mercy Medical Center. She was born Sept. 7, 1917 in 
Wanda to Bernard H. and Katherine (Jennings) Otte. She married Hugh Farrow 
and was a retired secretary for Anoka Police Department. Farrow was a 
member of St. Stephenís Catholic Church.
She is survived by children, Charles and wife Maridee Farrow of Vandnais 
Heights, Jackie Farrow of California, Ronald Farrow of Hastings, William 
and wife Pauline Farrow of Wisconsin; 4 grandsons; brothers, Harold and 
wife Alberta Otte of Sauk Centre, Walter and wife Maxine Otte of 
California; sisters, Agnes Schwieters of Glenwood, Catherine Otte of 
California, Lorraine and husband Bill Geer of Tennessee, Theresa and 
husband David Ward of Anoka, numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh; brothers, Richard and Ben 
Otte; sisters, Hilda and Rose.
Pallbearers were James, Eric, Victor and Curtis Farrow, Jim Gerber, Joe, 
Thomas an Jeff Ward.
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg 
Funeral Home.

Carl A. Sallberg
Funeral services for Carl A. "Al" Sallberg, 88, of Anoka, will take place 
the week of Feb. 8 at Anoka United Methodist Church. Rev. Kenneth A. Rice 
will officiate.
Sallberg died Jan. 31 at the Park River Estates Care Center. He was born 
May 28, 1910 in Maple Grove to Carl P. and Ida (Johnson) Sallberg. He 
married Eleanor I. Chapman and was a tool and die maker at Honeywell.
He is survived by wife, Eleanor; daughters, Suzanne Pederson and husband 
Dr. James A. of Oklahoma City, Okal., Judy Reinking of Golden Valley; 
grandsons, Eric A. Pederson of Wichita, Kan., Dr. Lee Carl Pederson of 
Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Elsie Curtis of Osseo; nieces and nephews.
Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Richard R. Thielen
Funeral services for Richard R. Thielen, 61, of Park Rapids, formerly of 
Anoka, took place Jan. 30 at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home in Anoka. Rev. 
Walter Leitz officiated.
Thielen died Jan. 26 in the Dakota Heartland Hospial in Fargo, ND. He was 
born Aug. 7, 1937 in Minneapolis to Frank B. Thielen and Phyllis M. 
(Howe). He married Karla B. (Knapp) and worked in the construction 
industry as a heavy equipment operator.
He is survived by wife Karla; daughters, Tamera Strand and husband Dennis, 
Cindy Sabre and husband Terry, Debra Black and husband Dennis; step-sons, 
Jeffrey Sorenson and wife Kate, Mark Sorenson and wife Amy, Darin 
Sorenson; grandson, Tye Ostrom; step-grandchildren, Ryan, Jennifer, 
Zachery, Alyssa and Kyle; brother, Franklin and wife Martha; many nieces, 
nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Phyllis Thielen; and 
first wife, Beverly.
Pallbearers were Dennis Strand, Terry Sabre, Dennis Black, Mike Thielen, 
Darin, Jeffrey, and Mark Sorenson, and Timm Thielen.
Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Ruth Helga Holien
Funeral services for Ruth Helga Holien, 81, of Andover, formerly of St. 
Anthony Village, took place Feb. 3 at First Lutheran Church. Rev. Janice 
Bornhoft officiated.
Holien died Jan. 30 in Andover. She was born Dec. 10, 1917 to Ole Gudim 
and Marit Julseth. She married Frank Holien and was a school district 
cook.
She is survived by children, Richard and wife Sandra, Donald and wife 
Mary, Beverly Allen and husband Ronald; 6 grandchildren, 9 
great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank.
Pallbearers were Scott and Joe Allen, Chuch, Jason, and Matt Holien, and 
Kevin McGuire.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangments were by 
Gearhart Anoka Funeral Chapel.

Jack W. Rodd
Funeral services for Jack W. Rodd, 60, of Oak Grove, formerly of Cloquet, 
took place Jan. 29 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Ramsey. Rev. Blair 
K. Anderson officiated.
Rodd died Jan. 26 at his residence. He was born Aug. 26, 1938 in 
Valparaiso, Ind. to Franklin A. Rodd and Thelma (Stanton). He married 
Janice E. (Skelton) and was an administrative techinican with the 
Minnesota National Guard. Rodd was a member of Lord of Life Lutheran 
Church and has been with the Minnesota National Guard since 1959.
He is survived by wife, Janice; children, Jay of Salt Lake City, Utah, 
Judy Herrals and husband Mark of St. Francis, James of Bethel; brothers, 
George, Robert, and Frank Rodd all of Cloquet; sister, Jeanine Simpson of 
Phoneix, Ariz.
Interment was at Minnesota State Veteran Cemtery, Little Falls. 
Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Delores E. Nystrom
Funeral services for Delores E. Nystrom, 64, of Ramsey, took place Feb. 3 
at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Rev. Blair Anderson officiated.
Nystrom died Jan. 31 in Coon Rapids. She was born June 21, 1934 in 
Minneapolis to Edward and Esther Clearence. She married Norman and was a 
homemaker.
She is survived by husband, Norman; children, Russell and wife Sue, Linda 
and husband Thomas Anderson, Craig and wife Sandy, Jill and husband 
Patrick Finucane, Lon and wife Stacy; grandchildren, Carrie, Jan, Noelle, 
Erin, Michael, Amanda, John, Mallory, Katie, Emilley; brothers, Donald, 
Arnold and Gerald.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Esther and Edward Clearence; and 
sister, Lorraine.
Pallbearers were Craig, Lon, and Michael Nystrom, John and Patrick 
Finucane, and Thomas Anderson.
Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements were by Gearhart Anoka 
Funeral Chapel.

Marion E. Hoagland
Funeral services for Marion E. Hoagland, 78, of Anoka, took place Feb. 2 
at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home. Rev. William J. Hyllengren officiated.
Hoagland died Jan. 29 at Mercy Hospital. She was born Dec. 11, 1920 in 
Minneapolis to John D. Pickering and Ellen A. (OíDeen). She married David 
K. Hoagland and was a retired bookkeeper at Hoffman Engineering.
She is survived by husband, David; sons, Chuck McKusick and wife Dianne of 
Fridley, Jack McKusick and wife Patricia of Big Lake, Dale McKusick and 
wife Barbara of Ramsey; grandchildren, Kari and husband Jon, Corey, John, 
DeAnna and husband Jesse, Cynthia, Teri and David; great-grandchildren, 
Matthew, Alyssa, and Cassidy; sisters, Dorothy Collins of Columbia Heights 
and Violet Andreason of Spring Lake Park.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ellen Pickering; 
brother, Mel Pickering; sisters, Margaret Miller, Helen Zwicki and Mildred 
Dammen; first husband, Charles McKuskick; great-granddaughter, Rachel 
Smith.
Pallbearers were Andy Revering, Randy Elofson, Denny DeMars, Rudy Betlach, 
Ron Dvoracek, and Gary Wrob.
Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were by Thurston- 
Lindberg Funeral Home.

Carol J. Valley
Funeral services for Carol J. Valley, 67, of Oak Grove, took place Feb. 1 
at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home. Rev. Richard Lindeman officiated.
Valley died Jan. 28 at her residence. She was born Dec. 16, 1931 in 
Chicago, Ill. to George W. and Olga A. (Knoop) Buettner. She married 
Robert I. Valley and was a control processor for Target Stores.
She is survived by husband, Bob; children, Kay Wilde, Linda Wilde and 
Christopher Wilde.
She is preceded in death by her son, Domenick Buettner; and step-son, Lynn 
Valley.
Honorary pallbearers were John Westphal, Wilbert Leyh, Ray Robinson, Roger 
Welch, and Don Torgerson. Pallbearers were Herb Scatterllie, Bill Guthrie, 
Kevin Schuld, Ray Jones, Dick Fenton, and Russell Dunlop.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Guadalupe Chesner
Funeral services for Guadalupe "Lupe" Chesner, 78, of Anoka, formerly of 
Milwaukee, Wis., took place Feb. 1 at Epiphany Catholic Church. Rev. 
Bernard Reiser officiated.
Chesner died Jan. 27 at the Camilia Rose Convalescent Center in Coon 
Rapids. She was born April 3, 1920 in Jalisco, Mexico to Manuel and Justa 
(Padilla) Gonzales. She married Bernard W. Chesner and they were the 
owners and operators of a mattress manufacturing company.
She is survived by sons, Beranrd and wife Bernice, Gary and wife Colette; 
grandchildren, Lisa, Doug, Jennifer, Colleen and Larisa; 3 
great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret, Trinidad, Amalia and Maria.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; brother, Salvador 
Gonzales.
Pallbearers were Brian Borgeson, Doug Chesner, Carman, Linda, and Liz 
Figueroa, and Barin Norgren.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Kenneth L. Erickson
Funeral services for Kenneth L. Erickson, 48, of Champlin, took place Jan. 
29 at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home. Rev. Wally Hed and Eric Walbolt 
officiated.
Erickson died Jan. 25 at his residence. He was born Feb. 25, 1950 in 
Mountain Lake to Lloyd C. and Phyllis E. (Sogge) Erickson.
He is survived by son, Jason of Mounds View; mother, Phyllis Erickson of 
Champlin.
Interment was private. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral 
Home.

Raymond L. Bouley
Funeral services for Raymond L. Bouley, Sr., 83, of Dayton, took place 
Feb. 3 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Rev. Jim Remmerswaal 
officiated.
Bouley died Jan. 31 in Dayton. He was born Nov. 1, 1915 in Dayton to Louis 
D. Bouley and Georgianna Guimont. He married Mary and was a farmer. Bouley 
was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
He is survived by son, Stephen; daughter, Patricia; daughter-in-law, 
Kathy; grandchildren, Nicole, Lorrie, Thomas; sisters, Lena Bouley, Ora 
Berg, Mathilda Gagnon; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary; and son, Raymond L. Jr.
Pallbearers were Ricky and Bill Snyder, Mike and David Bouley, Randy 
Bearl, and Mike Kostecky.
Interment was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements were 
by Gearhart Anoka Funeral Chapel.

Joan E. Battleson
Funeral services for Joan E. Battleson, 62, Anoka, took place Jan. 3 at 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka. Rev. Liane S. Rock officiated.
Battleson died Dec. 30 at Mercy Hospital. She was born May 29, 1938 in 
Thief River Falls to Arne Olson and Irene Wallin. She worked in 
housekeeping at Hoffman Engineering.
She is survived by her husband, James; daughter, Michele Dunlap and 
husband Mike; grandson, Ryah James Dunlap; brothers, John and James Olson; 
sisters, Marlene Halseth, Marion Olson and husband Erling; and many nieces 
and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Susan Irene; parents; 
and brother, Halver (Billy).
Interment was at Champlin Cemetery. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg 
Funeral Home, Anoka.

Richard A. Burgess
Funeral services for Richard A. Burgess, 81, Fridley, took place Jan. 3 at 
Gearhart Funeral Chapel, Coon Rapids. Rev. James Martin officiated.
Burgess died Dec. 29 in Fridley. He was born in Elbow Lake to Wilbur and 
Amelia Burgess. He was a retired mechanic.
He is survived by his daughter, Jackueline Albertson; grandchildren, 
Shane, Stephanie, Stacie, Kristina, Seth, Desirae and Paige; 
great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jillian; brother, Curtis (Helen) 
Burgess; sister, Cyrenna Burgess; and numerous nieces, nephews and 
friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eugenia; and son Mark.
Pallbearers were Shane, Shawn, and Joann Albertson, and Michael and 
Stephanie Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Jillian, Paige and Seth 
Albertson, Kristina Jones and Desirae Bartlett.
Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Gearhart Funeral Chapel, Coon Rapids.

Devin Coleman
Funeral services for Devin Coleman, 6, Cedar, took place Jan. 6 at 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids. Rev. Marcus Mork officiated.
Coleman died Jan. 1 in Morrison Township. He was born Nov. 30, 1994 in 
Coon Rapids.
He is survived by his parents, Kim and David; brother, Randy; 
grandparents, Carol Jepson, Wayne and Sunny House; and aunts, uncles, 
relatives and friends.
Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Daniel L. Enger
Funeral services for Daniel L. Enger, 34, Coon Rapids, took place Jan. 4 
at Epiphany Catholic Church, Coon Rapids. Rev. Bernard Reiser officiated.
Enger died Dec. 31 in Coon Rapids. He was born Feb. 23, 1966 in 
Minneapolis. He was employed at the Super Valu warehouse in Hopkins.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie; sons, Nate and Jacob; mother, Mary 
(Bob) Fish; sisters, Julie Anderson, Dina (Dean) McLain and Kristin Enger; 
brothers, Gary (Bonnie) Enger and Paul (Jill) Enger; grandparents, Frances 
and Mauritz Jacobson; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and other 
relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Enger.
Pallbearers were Joe Millay, Joe McHale, Joe Novak, Paul Davey, Dean 
McLain, Scott Sabraski and Steve Daugherty.
Interment was at Epiphany Cemetery. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy 
Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids.

Marilyn Halsey
Funeral services for Marilyn Halsey, 69, Anoka, will take place today 
(Friday, Jan. 12), 11 a.m., at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Anoka. Rev. 
Dennis Heiden will officiate.
Halsey died Jan. 7 at Mercy Hospital. She was born Jan. 26, 1931 and was 
the retired secretary of the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce.
She is survived by her husband, Clifton; children, Steve (Patti), David 
(Mary), Elizabeth Borash (Jeff), Dan (Ginny), and Sarah Theisen (Joe); 
grandchildren, Erin, Brooke, Rachel, Mike, Megan, Marc, Sheenah, Luke, 
Jennifer, Laura, Caitlin and Scott; sister, Kelli Kemkamp (George); many 
cousins, nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.
Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements are by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Eugene J. Hanley
Funeral services for Eugene James Hanley, 88, Anoka, took place Jan. 10 at 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids. Rev. William Hyllengren 
officiated.
Hanley died Jan. 4 in Anoka. He was born Feb. 5, 1912 in Minneapolis and 
was employed in sales.
He is survived by his sons, Michael (Alice) Hanley, Patrick (Yvonne) 
Hanley, Timothy Hanley and Stephen Hanley; daughter, Monica Hanley and 
Marcia (Mike) Cleys; grandchildren, Zachary, Jake and Joseph Cleys, Eric 
and Nicole Hanley; sisters, Marguerite Vaught and Barbara Krantz; 
stepsister, Ruth Hugh; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives 
and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Jean; son, Robert 
Bruce; brothers, Cyril and Clement; and stepbrother, William (Bill) 
Murtaugh.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Bruce Ilstrup
Funeral services for Bruce Ilstrup, 46, Coon Rapids, took place Jan. 6 at 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids. Rev. Bernard A. Reiser 
officiated.
Ilstrup died Jan. 3 in Buffalo. He was born Nov. 15, 1954 in Buffalo and 
was a warehouse employee.
He is survived by his wife, Susie (Gerard/Irwin); sons, Joe and Jerome; 
mother, Harriet Elletson Mooney; family members, Candy and Byron (Shelso) 
Wells, Michael and Karen Carter, Diane Ilstrup, Kevin and Jeanine Mooney, 
Mary Mooney; nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glen Ilstrup; stepfather, V. 
Charles Mooney; brother-in-law, Richard Shelso; and his parents.
Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements 
were by Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel.

Leone M. Johnson
Funeral services for Leone M. Johnson, 80, Champlin, took place Jan. 5 at 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka. Revs. Edward Blomberg and Ronn 
Johnson officiated.
Johnson died Dec. 31 at Mercy Hospital. She was born Oct. 31, 1920 in 
Litchfield to Elmer A. and Mabel (Ellison) Nelson and was a retired 
seamstress.
She is survived by her husband, Harold; children, Bruce (Sherri) Johnson 
and Jim Johnson, all of Oklahoma, Carol (Ronald) Bjerke of Spring Grove; 
granddaughters, Naomi Bjerke of Spring Grove and Kristine Johnson of 
Oklahoma; brother, Bruce (Mary Ann) Nelson of Wadena; numerous nieces, 
nephews, and sisters-in-law; and other relatives and special friends, 
George and Jo Anne Wolkerstorfer of Champlin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; and one sister.
Pallbearers were Mathew Wolkerstorfer, Robert and James Barr, and Steve, 
Scott and Wayne Nelson.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Lila Mae Johnson
Funeral services for Lila Mae Johnson, 70, Ham Lake, will take place in 
the spring in Hawthorne, Wis.
Johnson died Jan. 7 at Mercy Hospital. She was born March 9, 1930 in Park 
River, N.D., to Hellek Hellekson and Jennie Staven.
She is survived by her sisters, Alice Iverson of Park River, N.D., Helen 
Schmidt of Superior, Wis., Harriet Puls of Medford, Ore., Gladys Tidemand 
of Klamath Falls, Ore.; brother, Ole Hellekson of Salanis, Calif; niece, 
Jane Melland and husband Lynn of Ham Lake; many nieces and nephews; and 
other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; sister, Gunda Sanderson; 
brother, Helmer Hellekson; and infant brother, Richard.
Interment will be in Hawthorne, Wis., Arrangements are by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Shirley Jurva
Funeral services for Shirley Jurva, 57, Big Lake, took place Jan. 9 at 
Epiphany Catholic Church, Coon Rapids. Rev. Tom Wilson officiated.
Jurva died Jan. 5 in Coon Rapids. She was born Feb. 25, 1943 in Grenville, 
S.D., and was employed in production/assembly.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry; children, Michelle Capps and Dave 
Lasker; son Ronney and daughter-in-law, Carol Ann Capps; grandchildren, 
David, Angel, Sugar, Adam and Johnathon Lee; father, Marvin Wojcik Sr.; 
five brothers; six sisters; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Amanda Wojcik; sister, Della 
Herrick; niece, Carla Hauck; and grandson, Garrick Lasker.
Pallbearers were David Lasker Jr., Rick Hauck, Scott and Steven Arndt, 
Marvin Wojcik and Pat Fosness.
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids.

Duane Keller
Funeral services for Duane Keller, 58, Coon Rapids, took place Jan. 5 at 
Epiphany Catholic Church, Coon Rapids. Rev. Bernard Reiser officiated.
Keller died Dec. 31 in Fridley. He was born Aug. 30, 1942 in Breckenridge 
and was a mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou; mother, Lucille Keller; brothers, 
Kenneth (Louisa), Allen (Marlene), Gordon (Wendy); sisters, Kathleen 
(Roger) Bagley, Darlene (Dennis) Stewart; many nieces and nephews; and 
other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Norbert; grandparents, Otto and 
Amelia Keller, Albert and Josephine Lehmann; godson, Michael Rahrlien; and 
great-nephew, Ryan Keller.
Pallbearers were Tammy and Steven Olson, Mark, Jerry and Chad Keller, 
Jessica Rahrlien, Jamie Stewart, and Brian Bagley.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Washburn-McReavy Seman Chapel, Coon Rapids.

Steven D. Nordberg
Funeral services for Steven D. Nordberg, 39, Big Lake, took place Jan. 9 
at Nowthen Alliance Church. Rev. Dave Van Wingerden officiated. 
Nordberg died Jan. 4 at Mercy Hospital. He was born Jan. 30, 1961 in 
Minneapolis to Dale E. Nordberg and Roselyn H. Olsen. He was a 
self-employed computer programmer.
He is survived by his wife, Denise; children, Erin, Emily and Eric; 
mother, Roselyn Nordberg; sister, Judy Nordberg; brother, David Nordberg 
and wife Pamela; nieces and nephews, Alyssa, Kallie, Rachel and Leyton; 
and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dale.
Pallbearers were Jeffrey and Mark Bohren, David Nordberg, Craig Forsman, 
Brian Humphrey and Don Olson.
Interment was at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal. Arrangements were 
by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Anthony L. Perkins
Funeral services for Anthony L Perkins, 58, East Bethel, took place Jan. 4 
at Gearhart Funeral Chapel, Coon Rapids. 
Perkins died on Dec. 31. He was born Oct. 18, 1942 to Bertis and Lola 
Perkins. He was a minister.
He is survived by his wife, Elva Jean Perkins; son, Anthony L. Perkins Jr. 
(Cheryl); daughter, Lana Navarro (Mark); and grandchildren, Jonathan, 
Ashley, Jessica, Anthony III, Jenna and Briana.
Interment was in Cushing, Texas. Arrangements were by Gearhart Funeral 
Chapel, Coon Rapids.

Carole J. Russell
Funeral services for Carole J. Russell, 74, Ramsey, took place Jan. 11 at 
Thurston-Lindberg Chapel, Ramsey. Rev. Jerry Smith officiated.
Russell died Jan. 7 at her daughter’s home in Ramsey. She was born June 
23, 1926 in Little Falls to John and Cora (Smethurst) Glasgow.
She is survived by her sons, Peter (Bev) Russell of Plymouth, David 
(Michelle) Russell of Ogilvie; daughter, Susan (Bill) Stevenson of Ramsey; 
seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nephews, Mike (Sheila) 
Russell of Ohio, Ron (Leanne) Richards of Crystal; others nieces and 
nephews; and dear friends, Ron and Karen Ross of Ramsey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester B. Russell.
Pallbearers were Bill and Jeff Stevenson, Chad and Shannon Russell and Ron 
Ross.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Eldon A. Shaffer
Cremation services for Eldon A. Shaffer, 73, Spring Lake Park, took place.
Shaffer died Dec. 24 at his home. He was born June, 17, 1927 to Warren A. 
Shaffer and Garnett May Peckham. He was a retired railroad rate clerk.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne.
Arrangements were by Kapala-Glodek-Gearhart, Anoka.
Selma V. Smith
Funeral services for Selma V. Smith, 99, Coon Rapids, formerly of Anoka, 
took place Jan. 6 at Anoka United Methodist Church. Rev. Ken Rice 
officiated.
Smith died Jan. 1 at Park River Estates Care Center, Coon Rapids. She was 
born July 29, 1901 in Wayne, Neb., to Marshall J. and Christine Anderson. 
She was the retired head cook for District 15 in St. Francis.
She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Wayne) Swing of Coon Rapids; 
granddaughters, Sally (Tom) Talle of Glenwood; and many nieces and 
nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlo; parents; two 
half-brothers; and three brothers.
Pallbearers were Tom Talle, Ralph, Gerald and Basil Anderson, Dean Swing 
and Clair Gilbertson.
Interment was at West Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Talena R. Terrell
Memorial services for Talena R. Terrell, 17, Ham Lake, took place Jan. 6 
at Majestic Oaks.
Terrell died Dec. 30 in an automobile accident. She was born Jan. 15, 1983 
in Ham Lake to Warren and Tammy Kvistberg.
She is survived by her husband, Jordan Terrell; parents, Warren and Tammy 
Kvistberg; grandparents, Don and Becky Gibbons, Gary Kvistberg, Lorraine 
Anderson; great-grandmother, Marvel Mathison; brothers, Amos and Kyle; 
sister, Kaila; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends.
Arrangements were by Miller-Methven-Taylor Funeral Home.

Imogene M. Toffel
Funeral services for Imogene M. Toffel, 84, Golden Valley, took place Jan. 
8 at Thurston-Lindberg Chapel, Anoka. Rev. William J. Hyllengren 
officiated.
Toffel died Jan. 2 at Trevilla of Golden Valley Home, Golden Valley. She 
was born Sept. 9, 1916 in Owatonna to Stephen L. and Emma M (Anderson) 
Kubiatowicz. 
She is survived by her granddaughter, Rebecca (Jeffrey) Washburn of 
Ramsey; grandson, Steven Bassett of Big Lake; great-grandchildren, Joseph 
and Cassandra Washburn; and daughter-in-law, Carol Bassett of 
Stewartville.
Pallbearers were Alan and Curtis Frank, Steve Bassett and Jeffrey 
Washburn.
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by 
Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Erik S. Turbenson
Funeral services for Erik S. Turbenson, 17, Andover, took place Jan. 6 at 
Grace Lutheran Church, Andover. Rev. Mark Hellmann officiated.
Turbenson died Jan. 2 at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1983 in Coon 
Rapids to Steven and Susan Turbenson and was a student.
He is survived by his parents, Steve and Sue Turbenson; sisters, Amy and 
Lori; grandmothers, Opal Turbenson and Katy Benson; aunts, uncles and 
cousins; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Hiram Turbenson and Carl 
Benson.
Interment was private. Arrangements were by Kapala-Glodek-Gearhart, Anoka.

Donald L. Ziegler
Funeral services for Donald L. Ziegler, 79, Anoka, took place Jan. 3 at 
Oak Grove Cemetery, Port Byron, Ill. Memorial services will take place at 
a later date.
Ziegler died on Dec. 29. He was born on Aug. 10, 1921 in Rock Island, 
Ill., to George Henry Ziegler and Mable O. Beach. He was retired teacher.
He is survived by his wife, Edna; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and 
Stephen Perry and Cindy and Al Buttler; and grandchildren, Andy and Meghan 
Buttler.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Port Byron. Arrangements were by 
Kapala-Glodek-Gearhart, Anoka.

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