Miscellaneous Itasca County, Minnesota Obituaries
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Ella Kline, 92, Kalispell, Mont., formerly of Bigfork, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997, at Heritage Place, Kalispell. She was born Feb. 16, 1905, in Russia and moved to the United States as a child. She grew up in southern Minnesota where she attended schools. She married Joseph Kline and they made their home in Minnesota. She moved to Kalispell in 1992. She is survived by a daughter, Audrey Pemble, Columbia Falls, Mont.; a sister, Elsie Sack, Waseca; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Joseph Kline Sr., a son, Joseph Kline Jr.; and 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral: Private family services Sept. 13 at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home, Kalispell. Graveside services: Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. at Bigfork Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Yerger officiating. Arrangements by Buffalo Hill Funeral Home, Kalispell, Mont., and Carroll Funeral Home, Deer River.
Toni D. Osufsen, 86, Squaw Lake, died Thursday, Sept. 18, at Deer River. She was born Jan. 12, 1911, at Squaw Lake and attended Dunbar Country School. Following school, she was employed in Chicago, Ill., Denver, Colo., and Florida before returning to Squaw Lake in 1934. She married Clifford Osufsen Dec. 23, 1939. The couple resided in Squaw Lake where they owned and operated Harbor Resort in partnership with Bud and Verna Osufsen from 1945 until her husband's death in 1962. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Mudra; a son, William Osufsen, Squaw Lake; two sisters, Helmy Schirmer and Thelma Gibbs, Deer River; three granddaughters, Alexandra Borstad, Rice Lake, Wis., Jodi Osufsen, Squaw Lake, and Andrea Turk, Duluth; and a great-granddaughter, Chelsea Turk, Duluth. Preceding her in death were her parents, Alfred and Selma Kallroos, her husband, Clifford, two sisters, Jenny Swanson and Sally Ludtke, and three brothers, August, Arvo and Aro Kallroos. Funeral: Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at Carroll Funeral Home, Deer River, with Darrow Gibbs officiating. Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Max. Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home, Deer River.
Edna Elizabeth Patrow, 85, Bigfork, died Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth. She was born Oct. 12, 1911, near Craig, Minn., the daughter of Annie and Alonzo Powell, and grew up along the Big Fork River. She married David Patrow on June 25, 1932. They resided on a farm near Effie until moving to Bigfork in 1996. She was a lifelong homemaker. She was a member of St. Therese's Catholic Church and Altar Society, the Effie Kitchen Band and area Homemakers Club. She is survived by three sons, David, Hoyt Lakes, and Orin and Samuel, both of Effie; two daughters, Mary Erickson, Hoyt Lakes, and Susan Johnson, Munich, N.D.; a sister, Vera Manske, Minneapolis; a brother, Chester, Las Vegas, Nev.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Friday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, Bigfork, with the Rev. Stephen Solors officiating. Burial: Bigfork Cemetery. Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home, Deer River.
Carl P. Ollila, 86, Trout Lake, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at Itasca Medical Center C&NC, Grand Rapids. He was born Nov. 11, 1910, in Trout Lake Township, the son of Peter and Saara (Kukkari) Ollila. He was a lifelong resident of Trout Lake Township, attended Trout Lake Schools and was a dairy farmer until his retirement in 1972. He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids. He married Gladys Ranger on March 11, 1932, in Grand Rapids. He is survived by two sons, Carl Dean Ollila, Kenosha, Wis., and Gary Ollila, Coleraine; two daughters, Sharon Moore, Lake Oswego, Ore., and Donna Luoma, Mounds View; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Gladys, on Feb. 21, 1997, and seven brothers and sisters. Funeral: Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, with the Rev. David Cloeter officiating. Visitation is Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine, and will continue from 10 a.m. until the service at the church. Burial: Trout Lake Community Cemetery. Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine.
Rozella Edith Seagren, 76, Boy River, died Monday, Sept. 22, 1997, at St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth. She was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Long Prairie, where she grew up and attended school. Following graduation, she moved to Spokane, Wash., where she owned and operated a restaurant. She married Robert Seagren March 17, 1969. The couple moved to Minneapolis and in 1975 moved to Boy River. She is survived by her husband, Robert; two brothers, Gerald and George, Schultz; and a sister, Alice Tomlinson. Funeral: Thursday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Boy River, with the Rev. Arlan Fiske officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial: Fairmont Memorial Gardens, Spokane, Wash. Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home, Deer River.
Raymond W. "Shorty" Troumbly, 73, Taconite, died Friday, Sept. 19, 1997, at his home in Taconite of lung cancer. He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Taconite, the son of Gabriel and Ethel (Johnson) Troumbly. A lifelong Taconite resident, he was a 1943 graduate of Greenway High School, Coleraine. He married Betty Gamache July 31, 1945, in Grand Rapids. He was an electrician for Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company for 39 years and never missed a day of work. He also owned and operated Troumbly Electric and was an electrical contractor. He drew the electrical plans for and was instrumental in wiring St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Taconite, the Hodgins Berardo Arena, Coleraine, helped with the IRA Arena, Grand Rapids, and wired many homes in the area. He played baseball and hockey for the village of Taconite, played on the first Greenway hockey team and played semi-pro hockey for the Hibbing Flyers. He served as a Taconite city councilman for 21 years, was a member of the Taconite Fire Department for 27 years and served as fire chief for several years. He was a World War II Army veteran and was the only person from Taconite to participate in the invasion of France at Utah Beach. He was a member of the Taconite American Legion Post 301 for over 50 years serving as its treasurer for over 25 years and was a member of the Taconite Elderberry Club. He is survived by his wife, Betty; eight sons, Arthur, Ishpeming, Mich., Jason, Fargo, N.D., Derek and Patrick, both of Grand Rapids, Daniel, Coleraine, Darren, Balsam, and Michael and Joel, both of Taconite; two daughters, Rebecca Murphy, Grand Rapids, and Jill Meyer, rural Bovey; six brothers, Kenneth and Robert, both of Grand Rapids, Vernon, Coleraine, James, Donald and Ronald, all of Taconite; three sisters, Mary Jane Spooner, Coleraine, Beverly Mikulich, Bovey, and Betty Hoey, Taconite; 32 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents. Funeral: Monday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Taconite, with the Rev. Paul Larson. Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine. Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Home, Coleraine.
Alvin Boyd Sr., 78, Squaw Lake, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Community Memorial Hospital, Deer River. He was born May 23, 1919, in Inger. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Louis; three sisters, Lucy Robinson, Doris Howard and Lena Cloud; six grandchildren, Dawn Marie Boyd, Michael James Boyd, Warren Bobolink, Harley Pratt, Brad Atkinson and Mariah Luzius, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine's Church, Squaw Lake, with the Rev. George Ross officiating. Burial: Gilfillen Cemetery, Squaw Lake. Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home, Deer River.
Diane J. "Dee" Bradley, 55, Pengilly, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, in University Medical Center Mesabi, Hibbing. She was born May 24, 1942, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Stanley and Genevieve (Kosel) Sindelir. She grew up in Marble and was a 1960 graduate of Greenway High School and attended St. Luke's Hospital School of X-Ray Technology. She married Charles H. Bradley III on July 21, 1962. The couple owned and operated an income tax and bookkeeping service for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Kevin's Catholic Church, Pengilly, and the auxiliary to the Marinoff-Miskovich Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8831, Pengilly. She is survived by a son, Brent Bradley, Grand Rapids; a daughter, Dawn Morrow, Chaska; her parents, Stanley and Jean Sindelir, Marble; a brother, Dennis Sindelir, Longmont, Colo.; three grandchildren, Angela and Victoria Bradley, Grand Rapids and Elyse Morrow, Chaska; and a special friend, Pete Badavinac, Pengilly. Preceding her in death was her husband, Charles H. Bradley III in 1988. Funeral: Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Kevin's Catholic Church, Pengilly, with the Rev. Ronald Gagne officiating. Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine. Arrangements by Peterson Funeral Chapel, Coleraine.
Edward 'Ed' R. Burdick, 82, Grand Rapids, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at Itasca Nursing Home. He was born April 2, 1915, in Thief River Falls where he grew up and attended schools. He married Alice Bredeson on Nov. 29, 1941, in Grand Rapids. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in the European Theater on board the U.S.S. McKenzie. Following his discharge, he returned to Grand Rapids and worked 33 years for the Blandin Paper Company, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grand Rapids. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three daughters, Mary Lou Alice Mickle, Poplar, Wis., Nona Louise Nelson, Grand Rapids, and Sandra Darlene Stroud, Vancouver, Wash.; his twin brother, Emil Richard Burdick, Moorhead; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, Mary and Fred Burdick, two sisters, and a brother. Funeral: Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. at Rowe Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Eckert officiating. Burial: Olivet Cemetery, Deer River, with full military honors. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Jerome J. Crottier, 69, Babbitt, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1997, in the Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Calumet, the son of John and Caroline (Muglioni) Crottier. He was an Army veteran during World War II, having served with the occupational forces in Japan. He was a foreman at Reserve Mining Company in Babbitt where he worked for 31 years, retiring in 1984. He married Pauline Swanson June 10, 1950, in Nashwauk. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the American Legion, both in Babbitt and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Babbitt. For 20 years, he served as a volunteer firefighter in Babbitt. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; a daughter, Paula Shannon, Babbitt; three sons, Pete, Brooklyn Center, and Don and Bill, both of Babbitt; a sister, Angele Haugen, Mesa, Ariz.; and five grandchildren, Kadee and Michelle Crottier, Billy Crottier, and Tabatha and Andy Crottier. Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Frances Saari. Funeral: Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Babbitt. Burial: Argo Cemetery. Arrangements by Kerntz Funeral Home, Ely.
Orville G. Harthan, 86, Cohasset, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1997, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Clear Lake, Iowa, the son of George and Sara (Scherf) Harthan. He moved with his family to the West Cohasset area as a young child and attended Heywood and Grant schools in West Cohasset. He married Esther Smith Oct. 15, 1934. He farmed with this twin brother, Carrol, in the West Cohasset area for many years. He moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1962 and to Cohasset in 1964. He is survived by his wife, Esther; two daughters, Patricia Gibson, Grand Rapids, and Sharon Rivas, Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Milton and Carrol, both of West Cohasset; two sisters, Freda Henry and Edna Anderson, both of Grand Rapids; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, a son, Douglas Talmoon, three brothers, Lloyd, Leo and Leslie, and two sisters, Evelyn Connell and Doris Harthan. Funeral: Friday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. at West Cohasset Chapel, with the Rev. David C. Harthan officiating. Burial: Wildwood Cemetery, Cohasset. Arrangements by Libbey Funeral Home, Grand Rapids.
Lowell L. Killian, 78, Remer, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, at Itasca Medical Center, Grand Rapids. He was born April 30, 1919, in Scott County, Minn., in the Lydia and Jordan area and lived most of his life in the St. Paul area. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. He married Arline Magnuson on Feb. 3, 1961, in St. Paul. He was a watchmaker all of his life and worked 22 years with Bockstruck's Jewelry in St. Paul. He moved to Remer where he married Anna May Pound on Dec. 3, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Anna May; three daughters, Julie Kelly, West St. Paul, Lowella Maurer, Woodbury, and Sandra Barrett, White Bear Lake; two stepdaughters, Nancy Watkins, Remer, and Sherri Majano, Lead Hill, Ark.; four stepsons, Bruce Pound, Remer, Dean Pound, Omaha, Neb., Wayne Pound, Priest River, Idaho, and Dale Pound, Remer; two sisters, Marion Stordahl, Eding, and Fern Rosen, St. Paul; a brother, Virgil Killian, St. Paul; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 18 stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Preceding him in death was his first wife, Arline, in 1994. Funeral: Sunday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. at Mason Memorial Congregational Church, Remer, with the Rev. Sheila L. Hunter officiating. Visitation is from 5 p.m. until the service. Monday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church, Lydia. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until the service at the church. Burial: Concord Hill Cemetery, Lydia. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home, Remer.