Miscellaneous Pine County, Minnesota Obituaries


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Anita L. Hakala
Anita L. Hakala, 84, of Duluth formerly of Kettle River died on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth. Born March 10, 1916 in Olean, New York to Charles and Bertha Simmons. She was married to Donald Hakala on October 11, 1945 in Lengby, MN. Anita owned and operated a gas station and convenience store in Kettle River for many years. After retirement she volunteered as a senior companion at Moose Lake Regional Treatment Center. 
She is survived by one daughter, Pat Hakala (Bruce Morrison) of Kettle River; two grandchildren, Heather Hakala and Christina Morrison.
Preceded in death by her husband Donald M. Hakala; two brothers, Arnold Simmons and Charles F. Simmons. 
Visitation and Memorial Services were held on Tuesday, February 6, 2001 at Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home. Reverend Hal Kampii officiated. Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery, Kalevala Township at a later date.
Arrangements are with Ham-lin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

Anna Johanna Kohn
Anna J. Kohn, age 89, of Cloquet, died Thursday, July 19, 2001 at Community Memorial Hospital - Convalescent Care Section in Cloquet. She was born August 4, 1911 in Cromwell, MN to Erick and Sophia Karppinen. She was raised in Cromwell and graduated from Cromwell High School. Anna was united in marriage to Harold Kohn in Carlton on February 16, 1931. She was active with the Jubilantees; Cloquet Sr. Citizens; and was a longtime member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She formerly worked at Jim's Hamburger and Disco Foods in Cloquet.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents and two granddaughters, Joelene and Dee Ann Ridlington. She is survived by her husband Harold; two sons, Gene (Pat) Kohn of Scanlon and Bruce (Lorrie) Kohn of Rhinelander, WI; one daughter, Marcia (Floyd) Ridlington of Cloquet; three grandchildren, Kim Holmi, Mike Kohn and Steve Kohn; 8 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Visitation was held 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2001 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Visitation continued on Monday, July 23, 2001 from 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cloquet, Rev. Donald Love officiated. Organist was Betsy Bond and soloist was Terra Perkkio. Pallbearers were Mike Kohn, Steve Kohn, Scott Kohn, Steven Kohn, James Kohn and Ryan Mattson. Interment followed at Maple Grove Cemetery. 
Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.

Ethel L. Jereczek
Ethel L. Jereczek, age 80, of Sturgeon Lake, formerly of St. Paul. Passed away on July 21, 2001 in her home after a lengthy illness. She was born on November 10, 1920 to Erick and Emma (Christiansen) Gulbranson in Adolph, MN. Ethel loved to read. 
She is preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters. Ethel is survived by her husband Stanley, sisters Esther (William) Buscko of Cloquet and Doris (Don) Rozycki of Texas, nieces and nephews. 
Visitation was held Tuesday, July 24, 2001 from 5 - 8 p.m. and on Wednesday July 25th from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service in Barr Brothers-Handevidt Funeral Home, Cloquet. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Carlton, MN.

Ethel M. Spell
Ethel M. Spell, age 96, of Mpls., and formerly Sturgeon Lake, was born July 3, 1905 and passed away July 14, 2001. The last of a family of 10, she was preceded in death by husband of 39 years, Nick G., in 1979; parents, Charles and Mary Anderson; 5 brothers; 4 sisters; and 1 nephew. Survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Anyone who knew Aunt Ethel reminisces about her fine cooking and baking and her unforgettable family gatherings. She also was known for her fine handwork, patience as a listener, love of fishing, stories of days gone by, extreme independence and inner strength. A special thank you to the staff at the Augustana Home.
Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 at Augustana Home Chapel, 1007 E. 14th St. Mpls. Private interment. Memorials preferred to the American Diabetes Association or donor's choice. For more info, call: 651-484-4615.

Charles LeRoy Gault
Charles LeRoy Gault, 88, of Carlton, formerly of Wrenshall, died Friday, January 12, 2001 in Carlton Nursing Home. He was born on June 2, 1912 in Wrenshall, MN to Charles R. and Anna (Ruhnke) Gault. Charles grew up in the Wrenshall area and attended Wrenshall High School graduating in 1931. He was a janitor at the Wrenshall School for over 25 years. In 1979, Charles married Iva House in Barnum. He had been a member of the Silver Twp. Board for over 25 years and St. John's Lutheran Church, Wrenshall.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva; sister, Helen; and parents, Charles and Anna Gault.
Charles is survived by a step son, Edward (Barbara) Stahl-busch of Barnum; step daughter, Leann (Kenneth) Newman of Minneapolis; 3 sisters, Anna Olson of Cloquet, Joyce (Donald) Anderson of Kettle River; and Rae (Kenneth) Meier of Lake Charles, Louisiana; 3 brothers, August (Dorothy) Gault of Wrenshall; Otto (Myrtle) Gault of Duluth; and Walter (Norma) Gault of Wrenshall; several step grandchildren; nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 1 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, Wrenshall. Pastor Kevin Tiaden will officiate. Curtis and Geral-dine Selen will provide music. Inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Carlton.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

Marcella E. Mossberg
Funeral services for Marcella E. Mossberg, 78, Sturgeon Lake, were held on Monday, July 23, 2001 at 2 p.m. in Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake. Reverend Roland Mossberg and Reverend Todd Van Zee officiated. Barb Carlson and Diane Jacobson provided the music. Casket Bearers were John Carlson, Joseph Carlson, Erik Mossberg, Alan Overland, Gordon Overland, and Lee Nelson. Burial was held in Blomskog Cemetery, Windemere Twp., Pine Co.
Marcella Eloise Mossberg was born on June 13, 1923 in Wind-emere Twp. to Jordan and Helga (Swanson) Nelson. She was a lifelong resident of Windemere Twp. where she grew up and attended the Island Lake "B" School. Marcella later attended Willow River High School where she graduated. She was confirmed at Blomskog Lutheran Church. After school, Marcella worked at Diamond Match in Cloquet for a short time and then later stayed at home to take care of her parents. On May 3, 1947, Marcella married Winston E. Mossberg in Blomskog Lutheran Church. They lived in Windemere Twp, where they dairy farmed and later farmed beef cattle. Marcella was a homemaker through the years and was also a seasonal worker at General Andrews Nursery in Willow River. She truly enjoyed baking and was an exhibitor at the Carlton County Fair for many years. She won several blue ribbons for her bread. Marcella was a longtime member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Moose Lake.
Marcella entered eternal rest on Thursday, July 19, 2001 in Miller Dwan Medical Center, Duluth. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jordan and Helga Nelson; 4 brothers, Richard Nelson, Lawrence Nelson, Harold Nelson, and Victor Nelson; and 3 sisters, Mabel Anderson, Myrtle Mittelstadt, and Ruby Erickson.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 54 years, Winston; children, Susan (Thomas) Carlson of Cloquet; Norman Mossberg of Minneapolis; Rev. Roland (Michele) of Stillwater; and Ronald (Doreen) Mossberg of Maplewood; 6 grandchildren, John, Julie, and Joe Carlson, Erik, Kiersten, and Seth Mossberg; 5 sisters, Alice Freeman of Moose Lake; Evelyn Schiebe of Ft. Meyers, FL; Edith Danielson of Duluth; Gladys (Harold) Overland of Sturgeon Lake; and Selma Overland of Moose Lake; 38 nieces and nephews; and many friends. 
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.

Ernest "Ernie" Edward Walli
Ernest "Ernie" Edward Walli, 82, of Wright died Wednesday, July 18, 2001, in his home.
He was born May 29, 1919, in Lakeview Township to Jacob and Sophia (Johnson) Walli. He graduated from Cromwell High School in 1938 and attended Duluth Business School. During World War II, Ernie worked at the Buick Motor Co. in Flint, Mich., building aircraft engines for the war effort. After the war, he moved to Minneapolis.
He married Madeline O'Con-nel in 1955 and she preceded him in death in 1981. He worked as a government inspector at Honey-well for many years and as a quality control specialist with the Veterans Administration. Since 1976 he worked part time as a bellman at the Sheraton Ritz in Minneapolis. He worked full time from 1981 until the hotel closed in 1988. On Aug. 20, 1988, he married Shirley Skrzela in Wright. They built and made their home on Cole Lake in Lakeview Township. From 1990-92, Ernie worked at the Omni North Star Hotel in Minneapolis.
Ernie was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright, Lakeside Community Clubhouse, Wright Senior Citizens and the Carlton County Historical Society. He enjoyed bowling, dancing and playing cards.
In addition to his first wife, Ernie was preceded in death by his brothers, Eino, Arthur and Henry.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Wright, and her children, JoAnn (Don) Tickle, Janice (Tony) OrtMertl, Richard (Terri) Skrzela and David (Amy) Skrzela, all of Clio, Mich.; step grandchildren, Sue and Stanley Tickle, Gary and Kevin OrtMertl and Danielle and Jessica Skrzela; a step granddaughter, Deborah Frank; a step great granddaughter, Rachel Ann Frank; brothers Arne (Fran) of Flushing, Mich., Charles (Norma) of Wright, Reino (Donna) of Greensboro, N.C., and Sulo (Dolores) of Wright; sisters Elma Bordwell of Spokane, Wash., and Jennie Waisanen of Wright; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Henry (Helvi) Walli of Duluth; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation was 2-5 p.m. Sunday in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St., Cloquet, and continued from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service Monday in Bethany Lutheran Church, Cromwell. Burial in Lakeside Cemetery in Lakeview Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. 
Arrangements are entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Donald Johnson
Donald Christian Johnson, 48, of N. Second Ave. East, Duluth, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001 in his home. He was born on June 26, 1953 in Glenwood, MN to Donald E. and Mary (Andersen) Johnson. Don grew up in St. Cloud, MN and had been a Duluth resident for the past 10 years. He was a graduate of St. Cloud Tech High School and had attended St. Cloud Vocational and Technical School. Don had worked as a health care aid. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Johnson. 
Survivors include his father, Donald E. Johnson of Glenwood; brothers, Kim M. Johnson of Cambridge and Mark A. (Joan) Johnson of Champlin; niece, Jennifer Johnson; nephew, Daniel Johnson; and close friend Michelle McGraw. 
Visitation was held from 1 until the 2 p.m. service Thursday in Bell Brothers Chapel, Pastor John Hanson officiating. Burial was in Oneota Cemetery, Duluth. Arrangements were by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors-Bell Brothers Chapel, 601 N. 56th Ave. W., Duluth. 

Grace Adeline Boltman
Grace Adeline Boltman, daughter of Perry and Ellen (Hedberg) Boltman, was born on May 9, 1912 in Moose Lake, Minnesota where she grew up and attended school. At the age of 16, she moved to Chicago where she lived for many years and worked as an accountant. In 1972, she retired and returned to Moose Lake. Grace enjoyed needlepoint and will be remembered for her wit and sense of humor. She passed away on Monday, September 17, 2001 at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake at the age of 89 years. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters, LouElla Feyma, Irma Mossberg and Lorraine Krietlow. 
She is survived by 3 sisters, Beatrice (Ragnar) Hagfors of Moose Lake, Ferol (Art) Mossberg of Denver, Margarette Olsen of Moose Lake; also many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Grace Boltman was held on Monday, September 24, 2001 at 1:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Moose Lake with Rev. Todd Van Zee officiating. Music was provided by Becky Pemberton. Inurnment was at Riverside Cemetery in Moose Lake. Arrangements by Methven Funeral Home, Sandstone.

Ervin L. Ellefson
Ervin L. "Bud" Ellefson, age 71, of 5853 Rose Rd., Hermantown, MN passed away peacefully, September 18, 2001, at his son's home in Ashland, WI, surrounded by his family, following a valiant battle with emphysema. He was born October 19, 1929, in Barron, WI, the son of Herbert and Grace (Jacobson) Ellefson.
He graduated from Moose Lake High School, in 1948. After graduation, he served three years in the US Army. On September 16, 1950, he married Beverly Johnson, in Moose Lake, MN. In 1951, he returned to Moose Lake and joined his father in the Farm Implement business. In 1965, he began a career in banking at North Shore Bank of Commerce, in Duluth. He transferred to Airport State Bank, where he was the bank president. Bud moved to Republic Bank, where he was president until his retirement, in 1991. During his retirement, he served as interim president, at Mt. Iron Bank and also served on the Board of Directors at F&M Bank, in Superior. Throughout his career, Bud served on many different boards and committees, such as, Hope Lutheran Church Board, Hermantown, University of Minnesota Duluth Hoop Club, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, and many more.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly, Hermantown; children, Gary (Deb) Ellefson, Ashland, Dennis (Elissa) Ellefson, Chan-hassen, MN, and Cindy (Steve) Ellefson-Oswald, International Falls, MN; mother, Grace Ellefson, Moose Lake, MN; sister, Doris (Al) Naslund, Esko, MN; and his loving grandchildren, Monika (Jon) Summer, Shawn (Ryan) Stewart, Benjamin Ellefson, Kyle Ellefson, Erin (Ryan) Davis, and Matthew, Blake and Maren Ellefson; a great granddaughter, Taylor Stewart; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert, in 1989, and a daughter, Patti, in 1981. 
A funeral service was held Friday, September 21, 2001 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, in Esko. Interment took place in the Sunset Cemetery, Moose Lake, MN. 
Memorials may be made to Regional Hospice, 1615 Maple Lane, Ashland, WI 54806. 
Arrangements are by the Frost Home for Funerals, in Ashland.

Ronald Gene Kubis
Ronald G. Kubis, age 62, of Cloquet, died Thursday, September 20, 2001 in his home after a brief courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 10, 1939 to Lawrence and Laverna (Hackstock) Kubis in Courtney, ND. They moved to Saginaw, MN in 1950. He was united in marriage to Lucille B. Waldorf on October 1, 1960 in Cloquet, MN. Ron worked for Wood Conversion, Conwed and USG from 1957-2001. He was also a former owner of the Northstar Ballroom from 1977-1984. Ron loved fishing, camping, deer hunting and playing cards. He had a great love for sports. He played in basketball, football, baseball and track at Alborn High School. He loved playing miniature golf with his grandchildren. Ron watched Cloquet hockey, football and baseball for 40 years. Twenty years of that, his children played sports.
Ron was preceded in death by his father Lawrence "Doc" Kubis in 1992; one brother Donald in 1987; and a great nephew Zachary Kubis in 1996. 
He is survived by his wife Lucille (Waldorf) Kubis of 41 years; two sons, Ronnie Kubis and special friend Sue Niemi of Shoreview, and Cory Kubis of Cloquet; two daughters, Carmen Daveau of Cloquet and Tammy (Rex) Rozel of Lansing, MI; seven grandchildren, Michael, Brendan, Blane, Shane, Shannon, Kaleigh and Haleigh; Papa Ron's buddies, Derek and Jorden Klejeski; his mother, Laverna Kubis in the Carlton Nursing Home; five brothers, Art (Betty) Kubis, Cub (Pauline) Kubis, Ken (Pat) Kubis, Jer (Barb) Kubis, Robert "Chip" (Kathy) Kubis; three sisters, Charlene (Norman) Amborn, Norma Nichols, and Lorraine "Tootsie" Gilbertson all of Saginaw, Cloquet and California; his father-in-law Frank Waldorf of Cloquet; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Visitation was held Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet with a wake service at 6:00 p.m. Visitation continued on Monday, September 24, 2001 until the 11:00 Mass of Christian Burial at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet, celebrated by Rev. Fr. Kenton Sailstad. Pallbearers were his five brothers, Art, Cub, Ken, Jer, Chip Kubis and Sherman Kortie. Honorary pallbearer was Curt Kubis "Ringbearer". Interment services followed at New Calvary Cemetery in Cloquet. 
Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.

Anita Johnson
Anita Johnson, 81, Bemidji, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at her daughter's home in Iron River, WI.
The service was 1p.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bena with the Rev Anselm Thevarkunnel officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery, Bena, under the direction of Cease Family Funeral Home, Bemidji. Pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Anita was born Jan. 7, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas to Richard and Henrietta (Lealge) Bergendahl. She was raised and educated in San Antonio. She moved to Galveston, Texas, and worked at the Naval Dry Docks where she met Maurice "Swede" Johnson who was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. They were married May 8, 1945, in Galves-ton. They moved to Moose Lake where they raised seven children. They moved to Bemidji in 1968 and she started developing her artistic abilities with the Northern Artist Association.
In 1976 they moved to their retirement home 5 miles west of Bena. She opened a gallery and art shop at her home which she called Anita's Artery. Her husband died in December 1982.
In 1999, she moved to the Regency Apartments, Bemidji. Art was a passion in her life and she was a landscape and still life artist. She was an active member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Bena, and it was her honor and privilege to paint the mural behind the altar at the church.
One of her greatest joys in life was her 13 grandchildren. She loved painting many of their portraits. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. Her cooking and baking talents were appreciated by her family and friends throughout the years.
She is survived by three daughters, Judy Blackmarr, Bena, Noreen (Butch) Holsclaw, Iron River, WI, and Jean (Eli) Essa, Burbank, Calif.; three sons, Richard Johnson, Minneapolis, Robert (Cindy) Johnson, Bena and Randy (Stacy) Johnson, Cass Lake; 13 grandchildren and a great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Bonnie; a brother, Richard; and a sister, Francis.

Edwin Floyd Carlson
Edwin Floyd Carlson, 85, Barnum, died Monday, July 22, 2002 in St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth. He was born in Two Harbors, Minnesota on February 17, 1917 to George and Anna (Mattson) Carlson. His family moved to Blackhoof Township soon after his birth. He served with the Army military police during WWII. After his service duty, he worked as a machinist in Rockford, IL.
Ed married Gloria Elaine Miller on August 13, 1949 in Rockford, IL. They lived in Rockford from 1949 to 1955 when they moved back to Blackhoof where Ed farmed until his retirement in 1986.
He was a member of the American Swedish Institute, American Legion Post #415 in Barnum, served on the Blackhoof Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years, attended Sandy Lake Baptist Church and served as a State Fire Warden for more than 40 years.
Ed enjoyed fishing, listening to music, playing cards especially cribbage, gardening, telling stories and having coffee in town with his coffee buddies.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria; his parents; and three sisters, Ardell Peterson, Lorraine Kumala and Ruth Carlson.
Ed is survived by his children, Larry (Linda) Carlson of Roseville, Kenny (Barb Anderson) Carlson of Barnum, Cindi (Tim) Grimm of Ely and Russ (Kim) Carlson of Barnum; one sister, Violet Olson of Duluth; two brothers, Evert (Juanita) Carlson of Belvidere, IL and Ruben (Dottie) Carlson of Elwood, IN; seven grandchildren, Jacob and Wesley Grimm, Michael and Matthew Carlson, Eric Bodin, Elizabeth and Izabell Carlson; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 24, 2002 from 5 -8 in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Visitation will continue Thursday July 25, 2002 from 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service in Sandy Lake Baptist Church, Blackhoof Township. Interment will be in Sandy Lake Cemetery.

Tom Bean
Tom Bean, 66, of Canyon Lake, Texas, formerly of Mahtowa, Minn., died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, as the result of a red wasp sting.
He was born Sept. 21, 1935, in Bertha, Minn., to Leonard and Lottie (Young) Bean. Tom enlisted in the Air Force and was a 22 year veteran. He retired a Tech Sergeant as an instructor in fueling rockets. He married Carolyn Sue Rhodes in 1967, in Danville, IL. He was a life time member of the American Legion and VFW. He was a member of the Hill Country Road Runners motorcycle club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother David Bean.
He is survived by his wife Sue; five daughters, Sasha (Connie) Straughter, IL., Vickie Lewsador, Kim Burke, Robin Cashwell, all of Fla., and Michelle Bean, Texas; brother Don (Lorna) Bean, Moose Lake; seven grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services were Aug. 22, 2002, in Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Canyon Lake, Texas, with Mr. Casey Hevener, Commander of VFW Post #8573 of Sattler, Texas, officiating. Burial was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas, with full Military Honors. Tom loved his family, his many friends and riding his motorcycle. He will be sadly missed. Arrangements by Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, Canyon Lake, Texas.

Edward Carl Erickson
Edward C. Erickson, age 74, of Cloquet, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2002, at Interfaith Care Center in Carlton. He was born August 18, 1928, to John Edward and Ingrid (Jokela) Erickson in Cloquet, Minnesota. He graduated from Cloquet High School in 1946. After graduation, he joined the Marine Corps and spent most of two years in Barstow, California. Ed attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1948 and 1949, and then transferred to the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began working as an engineer for US Steel in Virginia, Minnesota in 1953.
Ed was united in marriage to Betty Louise Lawrence of Duluth, Minnesota on September 4, 1953. They lived in Virginia, Minnesota until 1956, when they moved to Cloquet where Ed began working for Wood Conversion Company. He remained with Wood Conversion as Engineering Manager until the company was taken over by USG Interiors. He was named Environmental Manager in 1996, and retired that year. Ed enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and spending time at the family cabin on Rose Lake. He built his own darkroom and developed and printed all of his own black and white photos. He was a member of the Duluth Engineers Club, the Cloquet Presbyterian Church and the Scanlon Volunteer Fire Department.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Sidney and John. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Lou; three daughters, Pamela Erickson of Plymouth, MN., Valerie (Steven) Morawetz of Richmond, VA and Laurel (Daniel) Johansen of St. Paul, MN; his son, Scott (Marsha) Erickson of Duluth; his sister Mavis (William) Keller of Duluth, and two grandchildren, Malinda and Nate Morawetz, Jade and Daniel Erickson, and Jack Johansen; five nieces and four nephews.
Visitation was October 6th at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Funeral Services were also held at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet on October 7th with Rev. Robert O. Hickman officiating. Pallbearers were John Shelland, Bill Keller, David Erickson, Lynn Erickson, Dan Johansen and Steven Morawetz. Interment services were held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet with full Military Honors presented by the Cloquet Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Alzheimers Association. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.

Joseph Aubrey Felgen
Joseph A. Felgen, age 94, of Waseca, died Saturday, October 05, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
Born in Barnum, Minnesota on March 23, 1908, he was the son of Joseph and Ada (Camaron) Felgen. He graduated from Barnum High School and Duluth Business University and completed one year at the University of Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946 and achieved the rank of Major while having served in England, Africa, and Italy. He married Rosalia Lindenburger October 31, 1947 in Waseca. He lived in various places while working 34 years with AT & T as a right of way supervisor. He moved to Waseca in 1956 and later married Helen E. Clark in May of 1964. He retired from AT & T in 1968. He enjoyed traveling, music, playing saxophone with a group called Reminisce and reading. He was a member of the First Congregation Church in Waseca, Waseca Masonic Lodge, Zehrah Shriners, Royal Arch Masons, Cyrene Commandary of Owatonna, Waseca American Legion and VFW, Waseca Eagles, and Telephone Pioneers of America.
He is survived by one son, Michael J. Felgen and his wife Mona of Eagle Lake; two step-daughters, Jacki Wheeler and her husband Gale of Auburn, NE, Karen Feese of Castle Rock, CO; two grandchildren-Ryan Felgen and his wife Malis of Brooklyn Center, Stephanie Loken and her husband Jason of Eagle Lake; three great grandchildren-Breanna Loken, Ashley Loken and Roselyn Felgen; five step-grandchildren; two brothers-in law-George Bienfang of Minneapolis and Harvey Samudio of New Richland; He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives and one sister.
Visitation was held at Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca on Tuesday, October 8, 2002 from 4-8 PM with a 7:00 PM Masonic Service and continue one hour before services at the church on Wednesday.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at First Congregational Church in Waseca with Rev. Dr. Robert Christian officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Barnum, Minnesota on Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 12:30 P.M. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Casket Bearers: Ryan Felgen, Gerry Bienfang, Kenny Samudio, Jeff Biddick, Jason Loken, Mark Neste
Arrangements by Kinder Dennis Funeral Home, Waseca, MN.

Margaret Gray
Margaret Regina Gray, 94, formerly of 616 W. Mary Street, died at 6:46 pm. September 26, 2002 at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. She was born October 8, 1907 Adams County near Corning to Frank and Ellen Krebsbach Miller.
She married Lewis Willard Gray March 4, 1935. He preceded her in death December 6, 1989.
A resident of Ottumwa for over 70 years, she was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society and had been a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital in Knoxville.
Surviving is a son, Lewis Walsh Gray of Roswell, Georgia; two daughters; Regina Ann Garvey of Moose Lake, MN. and Rose Marie Schwab of Oskaloosa; 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six sisters; Clara Douglas, Mary Bolin Thompson, Helena Blair Long, Ethel Hartsock, Irene Webster and Rolene Jacobs Tadlock. 
Funeral Mass was at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Rev. John Spiegel officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Reese Funeral Home. Pallbearers were grandsons Michael Gray, Christopher Garvey, Jeff and Jerry Barnett, Patrick Garvey, John Barnett and Gregg Garvey.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Altar and Rosary Society, 222 North Ward Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501.

Walter John Lund
Walter John Lund, age 93, passed away at his farm home of 56 years in Floodwood, Minnesota on September 27, 2002. He was born to Finnish parents, Hilma and Alexander Lund on October 18, 1908 in Kettle River, Minnesota. In 1936 Walter married Linda Minhkinen and moved to Duluth, Minnesota where he was employed as a welder for the Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Company. 1946 brought about the relocation of their growing family of six children to Floodwood, where they established their lively family dairy farm and raised three more children along with productive gardens, fields and cattle. Walter enjoyed the outdoors, becoming an avid cross country skier, hunter and fisherman. He spent many years logging and peeling pulp as an additional business with his family. Expressing his more creative side, Walter was very talented with his inventing, building and repair skills - valuable assets to meet maintenance demands on the family farm.
Walter will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his nine children; John (Roberta) Lund of Hibbing, Minnesota; Sharon (Thomas) Filiatrault of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Bette (Richard) Neitzke of Hopkins, Minnesota; Bill (Katie) Lund of Edina, Minnesota; Lois (Bruce) Hamilton of Minnetonka, Minnesota; Gerald Lund of Floodwood, Minnesota; Robert (Linda) and Lawrence (Barb) Lund, both of Duluth, Minnesota; and Colleen Lund of Burnsville, Minnesota; as well as sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by Linda, his wife of 64 years; foster-daughter, Pamela Pesola; both parents; and brothers, Eino and Arvi Lund.
Funeral services and visitation were held in Moose Lake, Minnesota at the Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 1st. Interment followed immediately after the funeral service at the Leonard Cemetery near Kettle River, Minnesota. Memorials preferred.

Harold W. Overland
Funeral services for Harold W. Overland, 92, Sturgeon Lake, were held on Friday, September 27, 2002 at 1 PM in Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Reverend Jan Mehlhoff officiated. Music was provided by Lee Mogen and Diane Jacobson. Casket Bearers were Norm Mossberg, Tony Wisocki, Jon Nystrom, Bill Erickson, Dick Scheibe, and LeRoy Nelson. Honorary Bearers were Ralph Brandt, Winston Mossberg, and Spencer Anderson. Burial will be in Blomskog Cemetery, Windemere Twp.
Harold W. Overland was born on July 15, 1910 in Windemere Twp. to Sivert and Lena (Nelson) Overland. Harold attended the B school in Windemere Twp. After school, Harold farmed with his parents on their homestead in Windemere Twp which he later took over. On September 6, 1947, Harold married Gladys Nelson in Windemere Twp. For over 33 years, Harold drove school bus for country schools in Windemere Twp. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Harold also served on several boards including Moose Lake Co-op Board, Moose Lake Federal Credit Union Board, Windemere Twp. Board, and the Blomskog Cemetery Board. He loved hunting and fishing. Harold had attended many ice fishing contests and was often awarded the prize for the oldest fisherman. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and quick wit which allowed him to say things and get away with it.
Harold died Tuesday, September 24, 2002 in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sivert and Lena Overland; three sisters: Clara Johnson, Sigrid Overland, and Irene Nystrom; and a brother: Alfred Overland.
Harold will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Gladys; a sister: Myrtle Nystrom of Sturgeon Lake; five sister- in-laws: Selma Overland of Moose Lake, T. Evelyn Scheibe of Fort Meyers, FL; Edith Danielson of Duluth; Laura Nelson of Moose Lake; and Mary Nelson of Moose Lake; a brother-in-law: Winston Mossberg of Sturgeon Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake, MN.

Pat Smekofske
Pat Smekofske, 55, Rutledge, died suddenly on Monday, October 7, 2002 in Pine Medical Center, Sandstone. She was born on January 20, 1947 in Moose Lake to Joseph and Effie (Colton) Kliniski. Pat grew up in Sturgeon Lake and attended Willow River High School graduating in 1964. On December 31, 1965, Pat married Jerry Smekofske in Sandstone. They lived in Willow River and Pat worked at General Andrews Nursery. In 1974, they moved to Rutledge where Pat and Jerry owned and operated Jerry's Service Station. Pat also worked at the Video Scene in Sandstone for several years. She truly loved spending time with her three grandsons, fishing, and being outdoors. Pat also liked to bowl and was on various teams at Sandstone Lanes and Gamper's and was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress. 
Pat was preceded in death by a son, Michael; father: Joseph Kliniski; two sisters: Carol Sack and Phyllis Wolter; and a brother: Robert Kliniski. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Jerry; two sons: Rick of Stacy and Steve (Michele) of Sturgeon Lake; three very special grandsons: Andrew Michael, Tanner Joseph, and Aaron Michael; her mother: Effie Kliniski of Sturgeon Lake; two brothers: Victor (Helen) Kliniski of Sturgeon Lake and Dave (Judi) Kliniski of Willow River; three sisters: Lois (John) Zezulka of Moundsview, JoAnne (Steve) Larson of Sturgeon Lake and Pam (Neil) Larson of Sturgeon Lake; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. 
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 10 until Noon on Friday, October 11, 2002 in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake, MN.

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