Miscellaneous Pine County, Minnesota Obituaries


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ROBERT "BOB" SALMON, 78, of Sturgeon Lake died Wednesday, August 11, 1999, in University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ruby of Sturgeon Lake; a son, Mark Salmon of Sturgeon Lake; daughters Denise Schmidt of Kettle River, Sandra (Bruce) Abraham of Avon, Minn., Robin Heil-Keren of Wilmar, Minn., Sheila (Tom) Walker of Chaska, Minn., Sharon (Ron) Larson of Garner, N.C., Vicki (Steve) Miller of Billings, Mont., Julie Lindner of Sturgeon Lake and Melanie (Tory) Peterson of Minneapolis; brothers Ernest (Jeanie) Salmon of Minneapolis, Richard (Jackie) of Brainerd and Paul (Corky) Salmon of Las Vegas; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 6-8 pm. Friday in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake and noon until the 1 p.m. service Saturday in Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Burial to follow in Blomskog Cemetery, Sturgeon Lake. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

ROBERT "BOB" SALMON, 78, Sturgeon Lake, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, August 11, 1999 at the University of Minnesota Hospital, in Minneapolis. Bob's enthusiastic spirit never wavered during the long difficult year following his heart surgery last August.
Funeral services for Robert Salmon were held on Saturday, August 14, 1999 in Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Pastor C. Owen Christianson, Jr. officiated. The music was provided by Lee Mogen. The casket bearers were: Tom Walker, Tory Peterson, Steve Miller, Bruce Abraham, Ron Larson and Jim Lekander. Honorary Bearers were: Ernest Salmon, Richard Salmon, Paul Salmon, Bernie Moder and Clarence Carlson. Burial followed at the Blomskog Cemetery, Windemere Twp.
Bob was born June 1, 1921, in St. Paul to William and Mayme (Holin) Salmon. Bob served in the Army during WWII, receiving service medals; Good Conduct Medal; WWII victory medal and the Arms of the City of Colmer. He led his platoon in determining enemy gun positions and placement doing security reconnaissance work for his tank destroyer unit. After proudly serving his country, Bob married Ruby Dagmar Skog, on June 30, 1950, in Moose Lake. Through their 49 years together, Bob "Daddio from the Patio", and Ruby had 9 children; Mark Salmon of Sturgeon Lake; Denise Schmidt of Kettle River; Sandra (Bruce) Abraham of Avon, MN; Robin Heil-Kern of Wilmar, MN; Sheila (Tom) Walker of Chaska, MN; Sharon (Ron) Larson of Garner, NC; Vicki (Steve) Miller of Billings, MT; Julie Lindner of Moose Lake; and Melanie (Tory) Peterson of Minneapolis. Bob was known as, "Grampa Bang-Zoom" to his 26 grandchildren plus 6 great grandchildren. Grandchildren: Paul, Chad, Matthew (Tina), Danielle, Adam, Andrea, Michael, Sarah, Summer, Gabriel, Grant, Lucas, Nick, Peter, Samantha, Erica, Michelle, Phillip, Brianna, Jason, Brandi, Harmony, Tiffany, Brittany, Scout, Sophie. Great grandchildren: Wylie, Cody, Caleb, Cameron, Josie and Daisy.
Bob was preceded in death by his brothers Warren and William. He is survived by his brothers: Paul (Corky), Richard (Jackie), Ernest (Jeanie). Bob is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, their children and friends' children who knew his as "Grandpa Bob".
Bob's lifelong career as a Carpenter; his love of woodworking continued after his retirement from the Moose Lake State Hospital. Bob's interests varied from wood working to bowling to fishing. He was a proud member and sponsor in the local AA chapter. Bob served ad the Local 1092 AFSCME Chapter President for several years. Bob also volunteered at the Moose Lake food shelf. Bob will be remembered by his family and friends for his joking jolly spirit. There will be one more angel in heaven and one more star in the sky. Blest be his memory.
Arrangements handled by the Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

DOROTHY M. ANDERSON, 83, Sturgeon Lake was a patient at Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake at the time of her death on Sunday, August 15, 1999.
Funeral services for Dorothy M. Anderson were held on Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 11 a.m. in Moose Lake United Methodist Church. Reverend Lee Kantonen officiated. Lee Mogen was the organist and Mary Beth Telker was the soloist. Casket Bearers were; Randy Bergstedt, Kevin Bergstedt, Ross Anderson, Darryll Gilbert, Wayne Anderson, and John Gilbert. Burial was held at Blomskog Cemetery, Windemere Twp.
Dorothy May Anderson was born on May 10, 1916 in Scobey, Montana to Roy and Fannie (Thompson) Gilbert. At the age of four, Dorothy moved with her family to the Sturgeon Lake area where she grew up and attended school. Dorothy attended her last year of high school in Albert Lea where she graduated and later moved back to the Sturgeon Lake area. On November 16, 1937; Dorothy married Lee Donald Anderson in Moose Lake. Dorothy worked at the Sturgeon Lake Bank for over 33 years retiring in 1966. She was a member of Moose Lake United Methodist Church. Dorothy enjoyed traveling, fishing, handwork, and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee in 1982; two sisters; four brothers and her parents.
Survivors include a daughter: Marcia (Harold) Bergstedt of Sturgeon Lake; four sisters; Avis Denny of Sturgeon Lake; Gladys Anderson of Fergus Falls; Ruth Jacobson of Rutledge; and Shirley Nyquist of Carlton; two grandchildren: Randy (Cathy) Bergstedt of Roseville and Kevin (Julie) Bergstedt of Oakdale; 2 great grandchildren: Briana and Andrew; and 2 step great grandchildren: Daniel and Jeremy.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

EDITH BORGHILD HOFFMAN, 91, was a resident of the Mercy Health Care Center, in Moose Lake at the time of her death on Sunday, August 15, 1999. Services for Edith Borghild Hoffman will be held on Friday, August 20, 1999, in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Kettle River. Pastor Lyle Nielsen will officiate. Music will be provided by Helen Holm. Casket Bearers are: Christopher Hoffman, Vincent Hoffman, Anthony Hoffman, Forrest Hoffman, Delane Hoffman, Gregory Larson, Craig Hoffman, Eric Knuth, Lee Hoffman, Jay Hoffman, Mark Larson, Steve Larson, Keith Larson, Reese Hoffman. Burial to follow at a later date at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Minot, ND.
Edith was born on April 26, 1908, to Lars and Ingrid (Warn) Larson, in Ryder, ND. She grew up and attended school in Ryder, ND. On December 23, 1931, Edith married Sylvester Thomas Hoffman, in Minot, ND. She and Sylvester went on to raise a family. They lived in Kief, ND for many years before moving to Moose Lake in 1983. Edith was a homemaker, avid gardener and a wonderful gourmet cook. She was a member of the Scandia Lutheran Church, and of the Ladies Guild there, before moving and becoming a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kettle River. Edith was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor, and friend.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents: Lars and Ingrid Larson; 1 sister Ella Saylor; 5 brothers: Lars, Henry, George, Walter, and Leon; 1 daughter Elaine Faith Hoffman at birth; 1 son Vincent Delano Hoffman; and her dear husband Sylvester Thomas Hoffman.
She is survived by 2 daughters: Vivian (La Verne) Larson of Kettle River, Kathleen (Dwight) Knuth of International Falls; 4 sons: Lawrence (Dawn) Hoffman of Polson, MT, Roger (Arlene) Hoffman of Billings, MT, Michael (Pamela) Hoffman of Bismarck, ND; Lynne (Ellen) Hoffman of Park City, MT and Constance Hoffman (widow of Vincent Hoffman); 2 sisters: Evelyn (Ervin) Kolden of Garrison, ND, Mildred (Beaman) Heath of Seattle, WA; 1 brother: Ralph (Viola) Larson of Ryder, ND; 23 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 18 great great grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by all whose lives she touched. Blest be her memory.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

M. LOUISE (PAYTON) ROSELAND, 71, Sturgeon Lake, MN, died Sunday at the family residence following a sudden illness. Born in Holly Springs, Arkansas, the daughter of Marvin and Alma Lee "Walker" Hirst, She graduated from Muncie Central in the class of 1945. She worked at Ball State University as a secretary for 15 years. She had also worked for Kirkpatrick Sursa. She was a member of American Business Womens Association of Muncie, Mt. Summit Primative Baptist Church and the Independent Order of Forresters.
She is survived by one son, John M. Payton, Muncie, and one daughter, Marilyn McDonald, (Jon), Roann, IN., a step son, Kenny Roseland, (Diann), Sturgeon Lake, MN., and two step daughters, Eilen Wohlenhauf and Marilyn Sheffield, (Merle). Three brothers: Perry Hirst, (Carolyn), Anderson, IN., Jerry Hirst (Mary) Losantville, IN., and Albert Hirst, Muncie; one sister, Hazel Rufenbarger, Muncie, IN., 6 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph E. Payton; her second husband Arnold Roseland; her parents, one brother, Louis Hirst, and two sisters, Faye Hirst and Vern VanHorn.
Funeral services were held at the Parson Mortuary, Muncie, IN., on Friday, September 17, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. Burial followed at the Union Cemetery at Eaton, IN.

RANDY SWITZER, 44, formerly of Moose Lake died Monday, September 13, 1999 in Wytheville, Virginia. He was born September 7, 1955 in Moose Lake to Philip and Gina (Reed) Switzer. He graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1974.
Randy worked many years with his father until 1975 when he went to work for Purina in Minneapolis. In 1985, he began driving truck. He worked for several companies and for the last three years, he worked for Green Arrow Transport out of North Carolina. He enjoyed driving truck and riding his Harley Davidson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Philip.
He was survived by his mother, Gina of Moose Lake; brothers, Lynn (Sylvia) of Alpena, Michigan, Melvin (Donna) of Silver Bay; sisters, Phylis Filipiak of Barnum, Lois (Frank) Klejeski of Kettle River, Nena (Mike) Bergerson of Barnum and Jana (Todd) Lallemont of Catawba, Wisc.
Visitation was from 12:00 noon until the 1:00 p.m. service, Monday, September 27 in Northland Funeral Home Chapel in Mahtowa. Burial was in Blomskog Cemetery in Sturgeon Lake.

CARL KJARUM, Moose Lake, was a patient in the Mercy Health Care Center at the time of his death on Tuesday, September 14, 1999. Services for Carl Kjarum were held on Friday, September 17, 1999 at 1 p.m. in the Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Pastor C. Owen Christianson, Jr. officiated. Lee Mogen and Roland Johnson provided the music. Casket Bearers were: Roger Dahlquist, Russell Johnson, Jim Gassert, Chris Riley, Chris Kelley, Don Runnberg, Kenneth Kjarum. Honorary Bearers were; Rolph Lattu, Einar Lattu, Vince Misukanis, Harold Lammi, and Arnie Toumi. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Moose Lake.
Carl was born in Moose Lake to Ole and Johanna (Berg) Kjarum on January 18, 1913. He was Baptized and Confirmed member of the Lutheran Faith. He married Beatrice Runnberg of Mahtowa, MN on June 3, 1936. Carl was a 35 year member of Cloquet and Duluth Carpenter Locals 1844 and 361.
Carl was survived by his wife Beatrice; 1 son: Ben (Judy) Kjarum of Maple Plain; 2 granddaughters: Amy (Chris) Kelley of Maple Lake; and Kristin Kjarum of Maple Plain; 1 niece; and 3 nephews.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Blest be his memory.
Arrangements handled by the Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

EDNA LOUISE ERICKSON THOMPSON, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, surrounded by her loved ones in Hudson, Wis.
Edna was born Oct. 29, 1914, in Proctor to Edward and Katherine Erickson. Edna graduated from Denfeld High School in 1932. In 1928, she met the love of her life, Manton Thompson of Barnum. They were married Sept. 7, 1935, in Minneapolis, and they continued their love affair for 58 years. They made their homes in Lawler, Minn., and Park Point in Duluth before settling in Barnum in 1950, where they ran Thompson Motor Service. She worked at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake until her retirement in 1982.
Edna was an active woman, always on the go. She wintered at Trophy Gardens in Alamo, Texas, for the last 17 years. She was a member of Moose Lake Country Club, Cloquet Duplicate Bridge League and Barnum Methodist Church. Edna loved to travel and was fearless in facing life's challenges. She loved to laugh, had just learned to tat lace and was very independent. She was an excellent mother, and her earthly presence will be greatly missed by everyone.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her sister, Lucille Isaacson.
She was mother to Judy (Ron) Weegman, John (Sharon) and Valerie (Terry) O'Rourke; grandmother to Randi, Ryan and Reid Weegman, Chad and Jay Thompson and Matthew and Elizabeth O'Rourke; great-grandmother to Travis and Manton Minnick, Ronni and Rachel Welhaven, and Alex, Zachary and Nicholas Thompson; and auntie to Barbara East.
Memorial service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 22 in Barnum Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to Barnum Methodist Church and J.M.U. Thompson Scholarship Fund for Barnum High School.

LYDIA O. SAMPSON,   101, of Moose Lake died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.
She is survived by sons Roy (Barbara) Sampson and Rudy Sampson, both of Moose Lake; a daughter, Marcie (Bob) Peterson of Carlton; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was from 1 until the 2 pm. service Tuesday in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Moose Lake.

MARGARET O. HEIKKILA,   84, of Moose Lake died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Walter; sons Leslie (Linda) Heikkila of St. Louis, and Wayne Heikkila of Minneapolis; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Heikkila of Hoyt Lakes; a brother, Robert "William" Johnson of Minnetonka, Minn.; sisters Thelma Romanos of Adams, Mass., and Eleanor (Irl) Poehlman of New London, Wis.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Visitation was held from 6-8 pm. Tuesday in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Service was at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Kettle River. Burial followed in Forest Hill Cemetery, Cromwell. 
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

VIOLET LAMPSON,  92, formerly of Sturgeon Lake died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, in Green Acres Nursing Home, North Branch, Minn.
She is survived by a niece, Winifred Pangerl of Rush City; nephews Robert (Donna) Matson of Racine, Wis., and Bill Berg of Indiana; a grandniece, Pat (Richard) Muellner of Rush City; a grandnephew, Robert Matson Jr. of Indiana; and several others grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitation was from 1 until the 2 p.m. service Wednesday in Sandy Lake Baptist Church, Blackhoof Township. Burial followed in Sandy Lake Cemetery. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

ROBERT W. JENKINS-FAIRBANKS, 67, was a patient at Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake, at the time of his death on October 22, 1999. Services for Robert W. Jenkins-Fairbanks were held Monday, October  25, 1999, in the Holy Angels Catholic Church at 11 AM. Father Michael Hayes officiated. Mary Rose Varo, Denise Rathey, and Anita Moonen provided the music. The casket bearers were: Mike Moonen; Dale Thompson; Ed Rathey: Mark Neumeyer; Tony Kortuem; and Charlie Drake.  Honorary bearers were; Jim Johnson; Mark Wakanabo; Alexander Schaaf; Jimmy Wilson; and Darwin Wilson. The Carlton VFW Memorial Squad rendered military honors. Private Family Inurnment at a later date.
Robert was born July 20, 1932 in Cloquet to Jack and Jane (Fairbanks)  Jenkins, He was raised by his grandparents Mary and John George Fairbanks, and grew up and attended school on the Leach Lake Reservation. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served his country from 1949 until 1992. After receiving his GED, Robert attended UMD and earned a Two-year degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling. He worked for the State of Minnesota as a chemical dependency counselor for 20 years. Robert was also proud of his 25 years of sobriety. He enjoyed many hobbies including music, painting, and birch bark drawing. Robert also enjoyed fishing, hunting and his many grandchildren. He was a very family oriented man who loved his family very much.
Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents Mary and John George-Jenkins; Father-in-law August Kortuem; a daughter Beverly Jean; a sister Evelyn; his parents; and 2 grandchildren. 
He is survived by his wife of 20 years Patricia; 4 sons: Robert (Davetta) Jenkins, Jr.; Jerrold (Rose) Jenkins; Mike Jenkins all of Duluth; and Jim (Arlene) Fjosne of Sturgeon Lake; 4 daughters: Bonnie (Dale) Thompson of Sturgeon Lake; Denise (Ed) Rathey of Brainerd; Terry (Mark) Fjosne-Neumeyer of Barnum; and Anita (Mike) Moonen of Sturgeon Lake; 1 brother: Emery Jenkins of Deer River; 20 grandchildren; 5 great-  grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Blest be his memory. 
Arrangements by the Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

RUBY D. SALMON,   72, of Sturgeon Lake was a patient in Mercy Hospital at the time of her death on Sunday, October 3, 1999. She was surrounded by her family and will be sadly missed by all. Services were held Saturday, October 9, 1999, at 1 PM in Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake. Pastor Todd Van See officiated. The music for the service was provided by Judy Finifrock. The Casket Bearers were: Tom Walker, Steve Miller, Ron Larson, Tory Paterson, Bruce Abraham, and Randy Skog. Burial followed the service in Blomskog Cemetery, Windemere Twp.
Ruby Dagmar Skog was born August 24, 1927 to Dagmar Johanna Lidstrom and Herbert Nels Skog in Windemere Twp. She attended and graduated from Willow River High School, and later from the Abbott Northwestern Hospital School of Nursing. Ruby later married Robert Salmon in Moose Lake, on June 30, 1950. Ruby was a Registered Nurse and worked for Gillette Children's Hospital, and later retiring from the Moose Lake State Hospital in 1987.
Ruby loved to fish and knew all of the hot spots on Island Lake, if anyone ever asked. She was a long time bowler and was awarded many trophies, on her many teams. Gardening was another important thing in Ruby's life. She was blessed with a green thumb and able to make anything grow. Ruby was an avid Minnesota Twins fan through the good and bad times. She was known to swat her radio with her fly swatter just to get them going.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother and her husband of 49 years Bob. She is survived by 9 children: Mark Salmon of Sturgeon Lake; Denise Schmidt of Kettle River; Sandi (Bruce) Abraham of Avon, MN; Robin Heil-Kern of Willmar; Sheila (Tom) Walker of Chaska, MN; Sharon (Ron) Larson of Garner, NC; Vicki (Steve) Miller of Billings, MT; Julie Lindner of Sturgeon Lake; and Melanie (Tory) Peterson of Minneapolis; 26 grandchildren: Paul, Chad; Matt (Tina); Danielle; Adam: Andrea; Michael; Sarah; Summer; Gabe; Grant; Lucas; Samantha; Erica; Nick; Peter; Michelle; Philip; Brianna; Jason; Brandi; Harmony; Tiffany; Brittany; Scout and Sophie; 6 great grandchildren: Cody; Caleb; Cameron; Wylie, Josie and Daisy; 5 brothers: Mauritz (Wanda) Skog; Raymond  (Louella) Skog; Chester (Joan) Skog; Alf (Pat) Skog all of Sturgeon Lake; and Dennis (Jeannine) Skog of Hastings; 1 sister: Judy (Robert) Eaton of Moose Lake; Many nieces, nephews and relatives.
Ruby's children and family were the most important part of her life.  From teaching the kids to fish to letting them help her cook or bake, her patience was incredible. She taught her family many things, and she will be remembered for her endless love. Blest be her memory.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

LYDIA O. SAMPSON,   101, of Moose Lake, was a patient in Mercy Health Care Center at the time of her death on October 23, 1999. Services were held on Tuesday October 26, at 2 PM in the Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Officiating was Pastor Mike Fossen. Judy Finifrock provided the music. The Casket Bearers were Donnie Sampson, Tim Sampson, Nick Sampson, Jerry Peterson, Rob Swanson, and Matt Peterson. Honorary Bearers were: Jim Sampson, Mark Sampson, Chris Swanson, Andrea Peterson, and Barb Peterson. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Moose Lake.
Lydia O. Sampson was born July 24, 1898 in Valasjarvi, Finland to  Samuel and Fina Viitala where she was raised on a farm. She was schooled as a tailor and immigrated to the United States in 1922. Lydia worked in a tailor shop in Chicago, IL. While working as a tailor in Chicago she met and married her husband Arthur Sampson on July 24,  1927. They later moved to Minnesota and with her husband ran the Toivola Co. Boarding house, in which she retired from at age 67. Lydia at one time was a member of theater group in her hometown in Finland. She was also a member of the Co-op Guild and she directed plays for them at the Finn Halls. Lydia returned to Finland for the 1st time since she left in June of 1971. She had many interests including cooking, sewing, crocheting, knitting and oil painting. Lydia won 1st prize awards at the Carton County fair many time for her hobbies, and once even the Sweepstakes.
Her husband Arthur precedes Lydia in death. She is survived by her 1 daughter: Marcie (Bob) Peterson of Carlton; 2 sons: Roy (Barbara) Sampson; Rudy Sampson both of Moose Lake; 7 grandchildren: Donald Sampson; Roy Sampson, Jr.; James (Beckey) Sampson; Mark (Jane) Sampson; Timothy Sampson; Jerry (Barb) Peterson; and Chris Swanson;  10 great grandchildren: Mathew Peterson; Andrea Peterson; Jonathan Sampson;  Nathan Sampson; Jennifer Sampson; Kurt Sampson; Joseph Sampson; Jill Sampson; Nick Sampson; and Robbie Sampson; and 1 great great grandchild. 
She will be sadly missed by her family- Blest be her memory.
Arrangements by the Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

AGNES J. LARSON,   92, of Las Vegas, formerly of Cromwell, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in Las Vegas.
She was born Aug. 21, 1907, in Superior to Fred and Oline (Oien) Stone. In 1912, Agnes and her family moved to Cromwell where she attended school. She later moved back to Superior and lived there for several years, moving back to Cromwell in 1960. For the last 10 years Agnes had lived in Las Vegas with her son and daughter-in-law. Throughout her life Agnes worked as a housewife and a homemaker.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Vernon (Catherine) Larson of Las Vegas; her sister, Rose Marie Olson of Mount Horeb, Wis.; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Service was held in Las Vegas. A private graveside service will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery, Cromwell. 
Arrangements by Barr Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cloquet.

ARLINE G. MANS, 68, died Thursday, March 30. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 3, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Hinckley. Reverend Doug Larson officiat-ing. Visitation was Sunday, April 2, 2000 from 6-8 pm at Tatting-Methven Funeral Home in Hinckley and one hour prior to services at the church. Music for the service was provided by organist Pat Anderson, soloist Diane Ausmus and the con-gregation. The 10 grandchildren served as pallbearers. Burial was at St. John’s Cemetery in Kroschel, Minnesota.
Arline Gertrude Koepp was born on July 16, 1931 to Martha and Henry Koepp in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The youngest of five children, and already a fighter, she weighed only three pounds at birth, small enough to fit in a shoebox.
Arline’s mother died when she was two years old. She had no real memories of her mother. Olga Rabe, a close and caring neighbor, helped raise her.
Arline was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kroschel, Minnesota. She graduated with high honors from Mora High School. She married Almer Mans on May 1, 1954 in a spring snowstorm. They moved to a farm west of Hinckley and finally to the Mans homestead farm where they raised their four children, Wayne, Renee, Janet and Jerry.
You’re ‘dog gone right’ Arline was a hard worker. She enjoyed gardening, old time music, polka, and embroidery, and though being a mother, a farm wife and a homemaker kept her busy, church came first on Sunday mornings.
Most of all Arline treasured her family. She loved family get togethers. Birthdays, anniver-saries and holidays were always filled with family, friends and laughter. Always willing to brag about her grandchildren, Arline clipped newspapers and dis-played photos proudly. She was very close to her sister Eleanor.
Arline suffered her first stroke in the fall of 1988. She worked hard to recover well enough to drive a car, care for her home, and keep up with correspondences - Arline was a notorious pen pal.
On March 19, 2000 Arline suffered another severe stroke, leaving her unable to swallow or communicate.
On March 23, 2000, after being transferred from Mora hospital to Abbott Northwestern, the family found her living will which stated she did not wish to be hooked up to any tubes or machines and Arline was brought home to her daughter Janet’s house in Pine City.
Arline worked very hard to get her living will in order, it was both a relief and a comfort to her children and grandchildren reading the words she wrote:
“I am not afraid of death, I want to meet my savior and meet my mother for the first time.”
The last week of her life she spent peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends, reading stories and looking through old photo albums. Polka music played softly in the background. Always the caring mother, she let us know that she loved us even though she could not speak. It was a special time, bringing the family together. Both she and the family would like to thank everyone who sent their prayers, well wishes, visits, flowers and food. Making this difficult time very special.
Arline was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Martha Koepp, her sister, LaVerna and her brother, Elmer.
She is survived by her husband, Almer. Her son, Wayne and wife Julie of Hinckley, their children: Jennifer, Jill, Jake, Ashley and Annie. Daughter, Renee, and fiance, Nicholas Wouri of Moose Lake, children: Abby, Nick and Eric. Daughter, Janet, and husband, Gary Hawkinson of Pine City, their children: Jared and Tyler. Son, Jerry Mans, of St. Paul. Also survived by her brother, Milton, and wife, Clara Koepp, and sister, Eleanor Koepp. And many nieces, nephews and cousins.

RoseMarie Ginter
RoseMarie Ginter was born October 20, 1931, to Rose (Piotrowski) and Walter Ginter in North Prairie, Minnesota, where her parents operated a General Store, which they lost in the depression. She was the middle child of 13 and grew up in that area, where she met Joyce G. Aleshire and later married on December 27, 1950. RoseMarie's teaching career was spent in Minnesota and began in Hutchinson (in a one room school house) in 1950, followed by one year at Kent, and then four years at Royalton and Little Falls. She went back to college at the University of Minnesota at Duluth and in 1971 received a Degree in Special Education. She began teaching in the Herman-town Public Schools in 1971. When the marriage dissolved in 1975, RoseMarie and her four sons moved to Hermantown. She continued to be a dedicated and highly regarded teacher until her retirement in 1987; following which she owned/operated a General Store in Proctor. Rose-Marie had been an active member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority since 1980; traveling throughout the United States. Since 1980, she had performed and enjoyed storytelling to students, senior citizens, garden clubs, support groups, and the RSVP Group.
RoseMarie had been a resident of the Franciscan Health Center in Duluth since approximately 1998, and her health deteriorated, suffering from chronic illnesses, related to rheumatoid arthritis. She passed away at that facility on November 13, 2000; she was 69 years old. RoseMarie was know for her love of geography and politics, and at the end, it was the November 7, 2000 election that sparked her interest. Some of the highlights of her life was the chance to shake President Clinton's hand, work on Ann Wynea's campaign, and attend a dinner for Senator Hillary Clinton. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Walter Ginter; former husband, Joyce G. Aleshire; 14 month old son, Bruce; two sisters, Emily (Jean) Jerde and Jeanette Brokob; three brothers, Duane, Carl, George Ginter; nephews, Billy Aleshire, Edward Ginter Jr. and Wayne Nouis; and former brother-in-law, Melvin Aleshire.
She will be sadly missed by her survivors: 7 children: Cynthia (Tom Laiti) Greske of Duluth, Marcia (Mel) Lovejoy of Apple Valley, Karen Aleshire-Dagel (Dan) of Sturgeon Lake, Kevin (Lynn) Aleshire of Anchorage, Peter Aleshire of St. Paul, Bennett (Susan) Aleshire of Duluth, and Roger (Jennie) Aleshire of Duluth; sisters: Beverly (Lee) Nouis, Claudette (Earl) Prater, Judy (Frank) DeZurik; brothers: Edward (Alice) Ginter, Jim Ginter, Louis (Dorothy) Ginter and Ralph Ginter; 14 Grandchildren: Michael (Alice) Greske, David Greske, Jesse Lovejoy, Chris Dagel, Sarah Dagel, Nick Dagel, Kyle Aleshire, Jennifer Aleshire, John Aleshire, Justin Aleshire, Peter Aleshire, Steven Aleshire, Patricia Aleshire, and Mitchell Aleshire; 1 great granddaughter, Autumn Mariah Greske; special friend, Ray Paulson; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws (as well as former ones) including: Art Greske; Jeanine Daniels; Gerry, LaVerne and Clare Ginter; Vera and Ray Randall; Stanley, Glenn, Violet and Verona Aleshire; sorority sisters, friends, the individuals who hired her and her students.
We wanted RoseMarie (mom, grandma, friend) to stay with us forever, but we're happy she has left us peacefully and thus her suffering is over. She is a part of each of us and we can follow with a legacy of compassion, patience, optimism and The Golden Rule.
Visitation and Funeral services were held at the St. Lawrence Church in Duluth on November 17 and 18, 2000. 
Arrangements were by Bell-Brothers Funeral Home of Duluth. Interment was at Sunrise Memorial Park in Hermantown.

Mansel DuWayne Martin
Mansel D. Martin was born in Walker, MN on May 24, 1921, to Eugene Merle and Hazel Martin of Pine River, MN. The family moved to Brainerd, MN, where his dad was a barber for many years. Mansel was a carrier boy for the Brainerd Dispatch through his high school years and took a job with the Williams Circulation Service, which had its home office in Brainerd, MN. Mansel was sent as the circulation manager to the Excelsior Daily Standard in Excelsior Springs, MO, where he met Ida May Kemper. They were married Oct. 5, 1941.
Mansel was inducted into the United States Marine Corps on Aug. 19, 1943. He was stationed in San Diego, CA, and Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA, where he went through radio and telephone communications training. He received more training overseas in Hilo, Hawaii, before participating in the Battle of Iwo Jima. His division was sent back to Hawaii for regrouping as was on board a ship traveling to Japan when peace was signed. Mansel spent an additional seven months in Japan after peace was declared. After being discharged from the Marine Corps on May 7, 1948, Mansel went back to work for the Williams Circulation Service and was sent to Jamestown, ND. Their first daughter, Carol, was born in Jamestown on April 3, 1947.
Mansel became owner of the Carlton County Vidette in Carl-ton, MN, where their second daughter, Marilyn, was born Aug. 31, 1955. The family lived in Carlton for many years and he became publisher of the Cloquet Pine Knot. They moved to Moose Lake, MN in 1972, where Mansel was owner and publisher of the Moose Lake Star Gazette until retirement in 1977.
Mansel suffered from congestive heart failure for most of his retirement years and the couple moved to Brainerd in Jan. 2000. He passed away Nov. 26 in Abott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ida of Brianerd; two daughters, Carol Smith, New Hope, MN and Marilyn Peters and husband Greg, Brainerd. Also surviving are two sisters, Gladys Tollefsrud, Cambridge, MN and Beverly Sears, Brainerd; grandson Chul Smith, New Hope, MN; granddaughters Lee Ra Johnson and husband Scott, Kansas City, MO and Amy Dixon and husband Shawn, Brooklyn Center, MN; great granddaughter, Savannah Dixon, Brooklyn Center. Mansel was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Merle and Hazel Martin; son-in-law Douglas Smith; and brothers-in-law Ken Tollefsrud and Darrell Sears.
Funeral Services will be held at the Northland Funeral Home in Pine River, MN on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m., with visitation from noon to 1 p.m.

Helen Ann Zentkowski
Helen Ann (Parsons) Zentkowski, 68, Chula Vista, CA, died Nov. 9, 2000. Born June 17, 1932 in Mitchell, SD to Alice and Darrell Parsons.
She graduated from High School in 1950 in Woonsocket, SD and attended St. John's School of Nursing and graduated in 1953.
She married Ernie Zentkowski on Nov. 21, 1953. They resided in Minnesota until 1975 and then moved to California. 
Though having many years of illness, she remained loving and giving to her family. We will miss her so.
Helen is survived by her husband Ernie; daughters: Terri Watland, Brenda K. Whirley of Brainerd, MN, Joan Fica of Corona, CA and Judy Aviles of Chula Vista, CA; son Brad Zentkowski of La Habra, CA and nine grandchildren. 
Helen was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Tyler Fica.

Laurie D. Higby
Laurie D. Higby, 67, former Proctor resident, now of Lazy Pines Rd. Moose Lake, died Saturday, November 25, 2000, in Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake. Laurie was born in Cook, Minnesota to Rueben and Myrtle (Grams) Moen. She lived in Proctor from 1965 to 1988 and moved to Moose Lake. Laurie retired as secretary of the Proctor Jr. High School in 1989. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake and it's various church groups including the Busy Bees Quilters. 
Laurie is preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her husband of 47 and a half years, Robert E; a son, Edwin R. (Kathleen) of Brooklyn Park, MN; two daughters, Sheila L. Mainella of Moose Lake and Pamela (Robert) Bingaman of Duluth; a brother, Robert (Sharon) Moen of Rough and Ready, CA; two sisters, Doris (Jack) Hanson of Proctor and Betty Oman of Oakdale, CA; grandchildren, Michael (Emma) Higby, Brandon and Hake Higby, Eric Bingaman, Tiffany Mainella, and a great grandson, Ian Higby. 
Visitation was Monday in Bell Brothers Chapel. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Bell Brothers Chapel.
Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors 601 N. 56th Ave. W.

Vincent E. Misukanis
Vincent E. Misukanis, 87, Moose Lake, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000 in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.
He was born on April 5, 1913 to Anton and Anna (Agurkis) Misukanis in Windemere Township where he grew up and attended school. On October 12, 1940, Vince married Irene Komar in St. Isidore's Catholic Church, Sturgeon Lake. Vince and Irene farmed in Windemere Township for several years. In 1966, Vince and Irene moved to Moose Lake Township. He also worked as a carpenter and bricklayer for various contractors. Vince had constructed several area fireplaces with fieldstone and brick. He was also well known for his hobby of building quality canoe paddles for over 20 years and was featured on the television program Venture North. Vince enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, Moose Lake.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene in 1995; two brothers: Tony Kanis and Dan Misukanis; and two sisters: Vernie Pasek and Ann Kazunas.
Survivors include two sons: Edward (Cheryl) of Camarillo, California and David (Nada) of North Riverside, Illinois; a daughter: Mary Ann (Michael) Delger of Andover; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and many special friends and loving relatives.
Visitation was Sunday in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Mass was held Monday November 27, 2000 in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Moose Lake. Father Michael Hayes was the celebrant. Casket Bearers were Vince's grandchildren: Michael Misukanis, Shelly Misukanis, Terry Misukanis, Larry Misukanis, Steven Jones, Jonathan Jones, Todd Delger, Kyle Delger and Adam Delger. Burial was in St. Isidore's Catholic Cemetery, Sturgeon Lake.

Sheri Stern Sundby
Celebration of the life of Sheri Sundby of Minnetonka, artist, counselor and visionary was held Tuesday, Nov. 21 in the Cabana Room at the Cliffs, 12000 Marion Lane, Minnetonka. There will be a second celebration of life on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in the same location.
Sheri Sundby died Nov. 16 surrounded by family and friends at Methodist Hospital after a short illness. She was the guiding spirit behind Directions Unlimited, inspiring other artists and artisans, musicians and writers to creative achievement. One of her own productions, "Heart Songs of Black Hills Woman", a CD of Lakota Sioux songs by Paula Horn, was nominated for an ethnic Grammy. 
Born in Milwaukee, WI, daughter of two prominent physicians, she moved to Moose Lake, MN and eventually to Minnetonka. She held a master's degree in art as well as a master of fine arts degree, both from the University of Iowa, where she was also a professor.
She is survived by son, Joshua Sundby of Los Angeles; daughter Amy Sundby and her husband Sowat Jeanchaiyaphum, and daughter Jennifer Sundby, all of Minnetonka; two sisters, Bonnie Stern, Long Island, NY and Annette Feinstein, Phoenix, AZ and an ever widening circle of friends of diverse cultural backgrounds. In her goal to promote harmony among peoples, she brought together shamans and teachers, Native American leaders and elders, Buddhist monks from Thailand and artists and students fro several countries who shared the warmth of her home and her gift of compassion. The family prefers memorials to the Great Wisdom Center, headed by Phra Mangkone, which will carry on her cross cultural work for the creative and spiritual advancement of humanity, Suite 1225, 12000 Marion Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55305.

Morris F. "Mike" Meier Jr.
Morris F. "Mike" Meier Jr., 73, of Vinland Street and Big Hanging Horn Lake, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, in his home after a courageous battle with caner, with his family by his side.
He was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Duluth to Eva and Morris Meier and had graduated from Denfeld High School in 1945. He married Dolores Lund in Duluth on Aug. 28, 1954.
He served in the Navy and worked as the Grassy Point Draw Bridge operator for the Burling-ton Northern Railroad, the former Northern Pacific Railroad, and retired in 1988 after working for over 40 years.
Mike was a popular are guitarist and entertained people for 50 years. His first band "The Melody Mates" played at the CIO Steelworkers Hall weekly for seven years. After forming the "Mike Meier Band" he entertained at the former Highland Supper Club for eight years. He also played at numerous weddings, clubs and nursing homes.
He was a member of Elim Lutheran Church and served on the church council. He served as Cub Master for the Proctor Pack at Forbes U.M. Church and also served on the Proctor Village Council. He was a member of Euclid Masonic Lodge 198, AF&AM, Scottish Rite-Valley of Duluth, Aad Temple Shrine and the Shrine Band. He also belonged to the West Duluth American Legion Post 71, West Duluth VFW, National Association of Retired Veterans Employees and Hanging Horn Lake Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eva and Morris Meier; and a brother, Richard.
Mike is survived by his wife, Dolores; sons Michael C. and Mark S., both of Duluth; daughters Mary (Keith) Carlson of Moose Lake, Marcia (Michael) Bauman of Monticello, MN., and Dr. Melanie Meier of Duluth; and grandchildren Matthew Monette of Duluth and William and Michaela Bauman of Monticello.
Mike Had a great love for his family, his music and many friends. He loved life and always had a big smile for everyone.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Elim Lutheran Church. The family prefers memorials. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors-Bell Brothers Chapel, 601 N. 56th Ave. W.

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