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Roger V. Granheim Sr., 67, Calumet, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Itasca Medical Center, Grand Rapids. He was born July 27, 1930, at St. Paul, the son of Arne and Edna (Krey) Granheim. He attended school in Plum City, Wis., and had been a resident of St. Paul, Maiden Rock, Wis., Mahnomen, Minn., Cohasset, Grand Rapids, and for the past 12 years, was a resident of Calumet. He married Marge Johnson Dec. 31, 1963, in River Falls, Wis. He had been a foreman for Grief Brothers Corp. of St. Paul, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Calumet Community Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife; sons David, Barnum; and Roger V. Jr., Woodbury; daughters Vicky Ulvestad, Virginia Beach, Va.; Theresa Romanowicz, Grand Rapids; Sandra Cibert, Lake Stevens, Wash.; Roxanne Ide, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Heidi Leppala, Marble; brother Richard, Maiden Rock, Wis.; sisters Shirley LaBelle, St. Paul; Joyce Sarnstrom, Hager, Wis.; Marie Jackson, Citrus Springs, Fla.; Luella Maines, Anchorage, Alaska; and Jane Mallo, Sequim, Wash.; and 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Bob and Lester Granheim. Funeral: Tuesday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. in the Calumet Community Presbyterian Church, Calumet, with the Rev. Steve B. Knudson officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine. Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine. Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine.
Ella M. Johnson, 91, Grand Rapids, and formerly of rural Bovey, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Leisure Hills Health Care Center, Grand Rapids. She was born April 19, 1907, in Pope County, Minn., the daughter of Nels O. and Emma (Myra) Nelson. She attended rural schools and was a graduate of Hancock High School. She married Leon W. Johnson on March 3, 1931, in Hancock. She lived in Hancock until 1950, and had lived in Columbia Heights, East Bethel, Braham, Bovey and Grand Rapids. She was a member of the Bethel-Trinity Lutheran Church of Bovey and a former member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church of Hancock. She is survived by daughter Mary Ellen Lind, Bovey; son William N., Las Vegas, Nev.; sister Nettie Reimers, Morris; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1970; daughter Barbara; brothers Olaf, George and Henry Nelson; and sister Sophie Sundheim. Funeral: Saturday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. in Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Hancock. Burial: Lakeside Cemetery, rural Hancock. Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine.
Bernice M. Larson, 84, Grand Rapids, and formerly of Hibbing, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Grand Rapids. She was born July 16, 1913, at Nashwauk, and was a lifelong resident of the Nashwauk/Hibbing/Grand Rapids areas. She was a retired teacher, teaching fifth grade at the Jefferson Elementary School in Hibbing and English at the Crosby-Ironton High School. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Hibbing. She taught Sunday School, served on the church council, the Hunger Task Force and was active in her church circle. She was a member and Past Matron of the Nashwauk Order of Eastern Star, was a member and past Worthy High Priestess of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Trinity Chapter No. 9 of Hibbing; she was a Guardian for Jobs Daughters and was a member of the Retired Educators of Minnesota. She is survived by daughters Katherine Allen, Grand Rapids; Karen Cue, Windham, N.H.; Carol Latina, Montgomery, Ill.; and Kay Hocking, Apple Valley; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Holger in 1978. Funeral: Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Daniels Funeral Home, Hibbing. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements are by Daniels Funeral Home, Hibbing.
Joan K. Resch, 77, rural Pengilly, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, in her home. She was born March 17, 1921, at Wolf Point, Mont., the daughter of John and Molly (Kaeding) Markfelder. She was a graduate of Staples High School in Staples, Minn., and has been a resident of the Pengilly and Goodland areas since 1952. She married Anton “Tony” Resch on April 19, 1941, in Staples. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband; sons Norman and Michael, both of Pengilly; daughter Shari Ellingboe, Coon Rapids; brother Boyd Markfelder, Richland, Wash.; sister Shirley Marohn, Motley; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Denny. Funeral: Friday, June 26, at 11 a.m. in Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine, with the Rev. Paul J. Larson officiating. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, near Goodland. Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine.
Eunice M. Armstrong, 83, Grand Rapids, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, in Leisure Hills Health Care Center. She was born July 4, 1914, in Andover, S.D., the daughter of Matthew and Jessie Black, and moved to Grand Rapids with her family in 1917. She graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1933. She married Charles W. Armstrong July 7, 1935, in Grand Rapids. She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church and Ladies Circle, a member and past noble grand of Arbutus Rebekah Lodge of Grand Rapids, past president of Forest Lake PTA and a member of Itasca County Historical Society. She is survived by her husband, Charlie, Grand Rapids; a son, Bill, St. Cloud; three daughters, Marilyn Husmann, Cohasset, and Elaine Martin and Kathy Kaczor, both of Grand Rapids; two sisters, Beverly Hagen, Grand Rapids, and Mavis Waleski, Red Wing; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church. Burial: Itasca-Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Libbey Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Georgianna Passard Dethloff, 96, Bovey, formerly a longtime resident of Grand Rapids, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at her home. She was born Nov. 3, 1901, in Grand Rapids where she grew up, attended schools and lived most of her life. She married Ralph A. Dethloff in April of 1921 in Grand Rapids and they logged and farmed on the Dethloff homestead. She served as a volunteer at the Itasca Nursing Home, was active in 4-H and served as a midwife to many area children. She was an active member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Cohasset for many years. She is survived by five daughters, Rosemary Hron, Deer River, Patricia Sturk, Bovey, Kathleen Cox, Carrollton, Texas, Margaret Anderson, Grand Rapids, and Georgianna Holm, Wylie, Texas; two sons, Daniel and James, both of Grand Rapids; a special family friend, Anton "Tony" Jervik, Grand Rapids; two sisters, Aggie Berg, Grand Rapids, and Katherine Kelm, Oklahoma City, Okla.; one brother, James Passard, Grand Rapids; 29 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Ralph, in 1985, her parents, James and Catherine (Metzger) Passard, a son, Ralph Jr., four brothers, Matthew, Frank, William and Jack, and three sisters, Rose Scannell, Mary Clarkson and Margaret Passard. Funeral: Tuesday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, with the Rev. James Hauver officiating. Burial: Itasca-Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Dr. Kermit J. Halverson, 71, LaPrairie, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at the Itasca Medical Center, Grand Rapids. He was born March 28, 1927, in Fergus Falls and grew up in Excelsior and Albert Lea, graduating from high school in 1945. He graduated from St. Olaf College in 1950 and from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1955. He married Esther Ruohoniemi June 24, 1951, in Floodwood. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Minnesota in 1962. He served one year in the U.S. Navy. He was a longtime resident of Parkville from 1962 until 1994. He was in general practice of medicine in Paynesville, Aitkin and Chisholm. He was an anesthesiologist at the Virginia Regional Medical Center from 1962 to 1987. He was also an anesthesiologist for Comp Health from 1987 to 1995. He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Virginia, and local Sons of Norway, bicycle group and cross country ski group. He is survived by his wife, Esther; a daughter, Julie K. Deutschmann, Columbia, Md.; two sons, Martin J. Halverson, Chisholm, and Kurt J. Halverson, Lake Elmo; a brother, David Halverson, Plymouth; and five grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, J. John and Ethel T. (Thompson) Halverson and a brother, Jared C. Halverson. Memorials are preferred to Habitat for Humanity or World Mission Prayer League, 228 Clifton, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Funeral: Thursday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Michael Eckert officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial: Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Floodwood. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Genevieve M. Walsh, 88, Grand Rapids, formerly of Hill City, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at Itasca Medical Center. She was born Sept. 20, 1909, in St. Peter. She moved to Bigfork in 1913 and later graduated from Hill City High School. She married William Walsh in 1930 in Grand Rapids and was a longtime resident of Hill City. She moved to the Manor House in Grand Rapids in December of 1995. She attended the Baptist Church in Hill City. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Yoemans, Cottage Grove, Wis., and Corice Schindele, Sleepy Eye; three sons, Gerald Walsh, Grand Rapids, William Walsh, Rush City, and Jon Walsh, St. Cloud; a sister, Dolly Pope, Waukesha, Wis.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, William, in 1972, four sisters, Marcella, Eva, Kezie and Lelia, and a brother, Ernie. Funeral: Wednesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at Hill City Baptist Church, Hill City, with the Rev. Lonnie Lee officiating. Burial: Macville Cemetery, Macville Township. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Willis Roger Wangsness, 75, Decorah, Iowa, died Thursday, June 18, 1998, at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital of lung cancer. He was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Springfield Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, on the family farm northeast of Calmar, the son of John and Johanna (Strand) Wangsness. He attended the Lee School House. Prior to and after serving a tour of duty with the United States Army Signal Corps in Fort Louis, Wash., he worked on the family farm. He married Norma Jo Ann Anderson on Sept. 22, 1946. He worked for the Groustra Oldsmobile-Cadillac dealership in Decorah as a parts man and bookkeeper. From 1952-58, the couple owned and operated the Nicandy Cafe in Ossian. In 1958, they purchased the T.T. Henning Photography Studio in Decorah and continued their professional photography career at Wangsness Photo Studio until retirement in 1979. After retirement, he was a technician for the cable TV company in Decorah and worked for the Winneshiek County Conservation Board mowing the parks of Winneshiek County. In 1959 he obtained his amateur radio operator license and was recognized for his work following the 1973 Alaskan earthquake. He was an active civic leader and church member, serving as president of the church council and teaching Sunday School and the Bethel Bible series. He is survived by his wife, Norma; two daughters, Linda Wangsness, Grand Rapids, and LeAnn Bahr, Maple Grove; three brothers, Howard Wangsness, rural Decorah, Kenneth Wangsness, Allison, Iowa, and John, Ankeny, Iowa; a sister, Joanne Egge, Decorah; and four grandchildren, Erik and Kari Triebes, Grand Rapids, and Dane and Jon Bahr, Maple Grove. Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant sister, Maxine, and a sister, Virginia Snyder. Funeral: Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church with the Revs. James Glesne, Tim Tostengard and Ole Winter officiating. Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Ossian, with military services. Arrangements by French & Balik Funeral Home.
Irene J. Wozniakowski, 79, Bigfork, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Northern Itasca Nursing Home, Bigfork. She was born March 21, 1919, in Cicero, Ill., and was employed as an assembler for Western Electric for 37 years retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Western Electric Pioneers Club and a member of Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church in Bigfork. She lived in Cicero until 1993 when she moved to Pine Tree Villa in Bigfork. Funeral: Monday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, Bigfork, with the Rev. Steve Solors officiating. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Cicero, Ill. Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home, Bigfork.
Maurice A. Finckbone, 73, Grand Rapids, died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Guthrie, the son of Charles and Ida Belle Finckbone and attended school in Guthrie. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He married Myrtle Aleksich on Sept. 27, 1947, in Bovey. He farmed for many years in the Trout Lake area and then went to work for School District 318 as a mechanic and bus driver, retiring in 1985. He was a member of First Church of God and the Disabled American Vets, Chapter 13, both of Grand Rapids. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; two daughters, Barbara Herschbach of Richfield, and Mary Booth, Grand Rapids; two sons, George, Grand Rapids, and Michael, Washington; four brothers and three sisters; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Monday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine, with the Rev. George Chatham officiating. Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine. Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine.
Lenora Marie Smith, 44, Remer, died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at Itasca Medical Center, Grand Rapids. She was born Aug. 23, 1953, in Grand Rapids and grew up and attended schools in Remer. She then lived in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico before returning to Remer in 1987. She worked in restaurants in Crosby, Longville and Remer. She married Gary D. Smith on Sept. 27, 1997, in Remer. She did volunteer work with Meals on Wheels and the CROPS programs, both in Remer. She is survived by her husband, Gary; five daughters, Joyce Gamble, living at home in Remer, LeeAnn Smith, Big Falls, Annette Collins, Remer, JoAnna Parsons, Truth or Consequences, N.M., and Cassandra Gamble, Oklahoma; four sons, Roy Gamble and Darrell Gamble, both of Remer, Charles Gamble, Las Cruces, N.M., and Gary "Junior" Smith, Fargo, N.D.; three sisters, Gloria Herring, Williams, and Gail Parise and Christine Gamble, both of Remer; six brothers, Edward Parise, Vallejo, Calif., Joseph Parise, Ivan Cockman Jr. and Bobbie Cockman, all of Remer, Jason Cockman, Brainerd, and John Nelson, Roseau; her stepfather, Ivan Cockman Sr.; 17 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Preceding her in death were her parents, Edward and Joyce (Cockman) Parise, her grandparents, LeRoy and Elenora Griffin, great-grandparents, William and Mary Parise, and two sisters, Paula and Michelle Parise. Funeral: Thursday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at Remer Alliance Church, Remer. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Remer. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Remer.
Fred A. Bentz died April 4, 1998. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 10, 1998, at 10 a.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 703 N Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids.
Waino Karjala, 89, a lifelong resident of Trout Lake, died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Itasca Nursing Home, Grand Rapids. He was born Aug. 19, 1908, in rural Bovey, the son of John and Walberg Karjala. He attended rural Trout Lake schools and had been a farmer all of his life. He attended the Trout Lake Apostolic Lutheran Church and was a member of the Trout Lake Township Board for many years. He is survived by a sister, Marie Karjala, Grand Rapids. Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant brother. Funeral: Thursday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine, with the Rev. Harry Clemetti officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial: Trout Lake Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Chapel.
Margaret "Peggy" M. Maki, 66, Grand Rapids, died Friday, July 3, 1998, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born June 22, 1932, at Deerwood, the daughter of Leo and Rita (Irvin) Raymond, and grew up and attended schools in Deer River, graduating from Deer River High School in 1950. She married Allan A. Maki Jan. 4, 1951, at Ball Club. They lived at Hibbing until moving to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in 1960. In 1971, they moved to Grand Rapids and lived a few years in the Suomi area before returning to Grand Rapids. She is survived by her husband, Allan; a daughter, Rita McNeil, Grand Rapids; two sons, Tom and Roger, both of Grand Rapids; three sisters, Nancy Gosline, Leona Girtz and Mary Jane Reinarz, all of Grand Rapids; four granddaughters, Heidi French, Sara Maki, Dawn King and Amanda Maki; two grandsons, Jake Maki and Jeremy Jaros; and four great-grandchildren, Josh, Juliana, Amber and Jessica. Preceding her in death were her parents, a sister, Geraldine Raymond, and four brothers. Funeral: Tuesday, July 7, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, with the Rev. James Hauver officiating. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Margaret Ann Mills, 84, Grand Rapids, died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Itasca Medical Center, Grand Rapids. She was born April 23, 1914, in Bruno, Neb., the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Shorney) Prenosil. The family moved to Georgetown, Minn., where she attended school. She married Frank Mills on Feb. 13, 1933, and they lived in the Perley-Georgetown area. They moved to Grand Rapids in the early 1990s. She is survived by her husband, Frank, Grand Rapids; six sons, Richard, Hobe Sound, Fla., Francis, Tierra Verde, Fla., Ronald, Pueblo, Colo., Harris, Grand Rapids, Douglas, Midland, Ga., and Kim, Rockford, Mich.; four daughters, Patricia Galloway, St. Cloud, June Von Ruden, Pismo Beach, Calif., Arlene Keifer, Wheatland, N.D. and Sherri Mills, St. Paul; a sister, Emily Paseka, Richland, Wash.; 48 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers, Laddie and Joe, and two sisters, Betty and Marie. Memorials are preferred to Itasca Nursing Home, 923 County Home Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Funeral: Wednesday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Georgetown. Burial: St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead. Arrangements by Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead.
Walter A. Stark, 80, Grand Rapids, died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Itasca Medical Center. He was born Oct. 28, 1917, in Milaca where he grew up, attended schools and worked on the family farm. From 1957 to 1972, he worked for Anoka Electric Cooperative and in 1972 moved to Grand Rapids. He is survived by two daughters, Nancy Schlader, Grand Rapids, and Judy Stark, Minneapolis; a son, Ward Stark, Grand Rapids; four stepdaughters, Sue Kennedy, Littleton, Colo., Kari Lottes, Lawrence, Kan., Kelly Schultz, Grove City, and Kim Newkirk, Lawrence, Kan.; one stepson, Robert Lawrence, Minneapolis; a sister, Ruth Johnson, Milaca; and six grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, Andrew and Ethel (Reinord) Stark, and his wives, Doris (Erickson), Sandra (Lawrence) and Ann (Hedman). Memorial services: Thursday, July 9, at noon at Community Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Peter Nord officiating. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Lester Wojcik, 76, former resident of Grand Rapids and longtime resident of Florida, died Monday, June 29, 1998 in Countryside (Chicago), Ill. He was born on May 10, 1922 in Ashland, Wis., and completed his elementary and secondary education in Grand Rapids. He later graduated from St. Thomas College in St. Paul. He enlisted with the Army during World War II and earned the Purple Heart at the Battle of the Bulge. His military career also included two tours of duty in Vietnam as an officer in the Air Force. His unit in the early 1960s received the Air Force Accommodation Medal from President John F. Kennedy for its performance during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He is survived by a son, Mark, LaGrange, Ill.; a grandson, Paul, LaGrange, Ill.; a sister, Evelyn L'Amie, Marble; and a brother, Lawrence, Rochester, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Wojcik and Exilda (Levasseur) Wojcik Bush, his wife, Madeline, a son, Paul, and a sister, Florine Herr. Burial: The Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.
Lorna Grace Hoey Brandon, 94, Grand Rapids, died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, at the Leisure Hills Health Care Center. She was born in Grand Rapids and was a lifelong resident. She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church and the Red Cross Gray Ladies. She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Reid, Grand Rapids; a son, Bernard Hoey, St. Charles, Mo.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, Edward and Elizabeth Burke, her first husband, Matthew Hoey, in 1969, her second husband, David Brandon, in 1988, a son, James Hoey, in 1966, a grandson, Kevin Hoey, in 1976, four sisters and three brothers. Funeral: Monday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Peters officiating. Visitation is Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Rowe Funeral Home. Burial: Itasca-Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Wayne D. Stiegelmeyer, 58, formerly of Grand Rapids, died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at a hospital in Orlando, Fla. He was born July 1, 1939, in Mountain Lake and attended schools in the Grand Rapids area. He was a member of the armed forces from 1956 to 1960. After his honorable discharge, he lived in several parts of the country before making a permanent home in Orlando, Fla., in 1981. He is survived by two brothers, Ronald, Omaha, Neb., and David, Dallas, Texas. Preceding him in death were his parents, Andrew and Blanche (Pierce) Stiegelmeyer. Graveside services: Saturday, July 18, at 11 a.m. at Harris Cemetery, Harris Township, with the Rev. James Spaid officiating. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Violet G. Gilmer, 67, Warba, died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Itasca Medical Center, Grand Rapids. She was born Sept. 6, 1930, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Nels and Alma Jessen, and attended school in Robbinsdale. She married Millard Gilmer in 1945. They lived in the Minneapolis metro area until 1996 when they moved to Warba. She is survived by her husband, Millard, Warba; a son, Todd, Warba; a brother, Nels P. Jessen Jr., St. Michael; and two sisters, Betty Pouliot, Maple Grove, and June Jessen, Blaine. Visitation: Wednesday, July 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Libbey Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Libbey Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Spencer Stanhope Holsman, 80, died Sunday, July 12, 1998, in El Sobrante, Calif., from complications of Alzheimers. He was born July 24, 1917, in Bigfork, the son of Clifford and Linnea Holsman. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1764, Bigfork. Prior to his retirement, he served many years as a representative of International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers Union. He is survived by two sons, Thomas, Concord, Calif., and Keith, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Alice Larson, Buffalo, and Evenell Johns, Cheney, Wash.; two brothers, Darwin and Dennis Holsman, both of Bigfork; and six grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Marie, daughter, Kathleen, a sister, Rosemary, and two brothers, Calvin and Vincent. Memorials are requested to Alzheimers research. Arrangements by Neptune Society of California.