ALBERT HERMAN MODROW
Albert Herman Modrow, 89, of Willow River, died Friday, April 29, 2005, in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake. He was born August 15, 1915, in Solana, MN to Herman G. and Minnie C. (Hoops) Modrow. Albert was united in marriage to Elvera L. Swanson on October 15, 1940, in Mora. Albert was employed at the State Hospital for over 20 years as a Human Service Technician. He enjoyed gardening, tinkering with old cars and tractors, bowling, playing cards, hunting, the outdoors and especially spending time with family and friends. Albert also played many different musical instruments and was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Willow River.
Albert is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alice Modrow; daughter-in-law, Janice Modrow.
Albert is survived by his loving wife, Elvera Modrow of Willow River; 2 sons: Vernon (Della) Modrow of Minneapolis and Donald Modrow of Bovey; 1 daughter, June (James) Krogstad of North Branch; grandchildren: Betty Ann (Terrance Pekas) Klier of St. Cloud, Dean Krogstad of North Branch, Dwayne Krogstad of Willmar, Darin Krogstad of Willow River, Derek Krogstad of Willow River, Mary Jane Cloutier of Minneapolis, Trudy (John) Madoll of Grand Rapids, Cat (Steve) Donat of Bemidji, JoAnna (Chad) Myhrer of Bemidji and Courtney Modrow of Bemidji; great-grandchildren: Sarah Klier, Lydia, Peter and Sonny Cloutier, Skyler and Tyler Krogstad, John and Max Madoll, Andrea Donat and Erin Myhrer.
Visitation was Monday, May 2, from 6-8 PM in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake and Tuesday, May 3 from 10 until the 11 AM service in First United Presbyterian Church, Willow River. Interment was in Sunnyside Cemetery, Willow River. Arrangements were with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
PEGGY RACHEL RUOHONIEMI
Peggy Rachel Ruohoniemi, 80, of Floodwood, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth with her family by her side.
She was born May 3, 1924, in Duluth to Gust and Helmi (Kaipainen) Park. Peggy graduated from Lakewood High School in 1942. She worked in Chicago for a short time. She returned to Duluth and worked at Northern Cold Storage as a bookkeeper until she married Sanfrid Ruohoniemi on Feb. 2,1953. After their marriage they made their home in Floodwood. Peggy later worked for the DAC in Floodwood. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and the Naomi Circle. Peggy enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles, listening to music, and spending time with her family.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Sanfrid on March 11, 1980.
She is survived by her children: Sandy (Alan) Anderson of Duluth, Patsy (Stephen) Korby of Louisville, Colo., Kathryn Hill of Apple Valley, Richard (Jane) Ruohoniemi of Brooklyn Park, Dean (Debbie) Ruohoniemi of Floodwood, and Mary (Gary) Hakamaki of Cromwell; 12 grandchildren: Justin, Rachel, Mindy, Andy, Aaron, Lisa, Krystal, Allison, Mary Ellen, Evans, Brian, and Jessica; one great-grandson, Drake; and her special cousin, June Grimwood of Duluth.
VISITATION: 1 until the 2 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, May 4, 2005, in Hope Lutheran Church in Floodwood. lnurnment will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the World Mission Prayer League. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet, To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.northlandfuneralhome.com.
MARLYS JEAN (MADSEN) TAIT
Marlys Jean (Madsen) Tait, 61, of Duluth, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2005, in St. Mary’s Medical Center. She was born in Moose Lake on March 17, 1944 to John and Dorothy (Reilly) Madsen.
Marlys was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by a son, Douglas Madsen (Ronda); daughters: Jackie Pierce and Jodi (Glenn) Dianoski; 4 grandchildren and a sister, Sandra (Robert) Cisar.
Marlys worked as a parking ramp cashier at U.S. Bank. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren whom she dearly loved.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2005 in the Barnum United Methodist Church with Pastor Lee Kantonen officiating.
Inurnment took place at Riverside Cemetery in Moose Lake, MN.
Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 218-624-5200.
LUCILE ELNORA HILTY
December 12, 1912 to April 27, 2005
Lucile was born in Burbank, Ohio, and resided in that state, near her large extended family, until her husband, Merlin retired. They sold their farm and home of many years in 1973 to move to western Wisconsin so they could enjoy their retirement years nearer to their only child, Bill and his family. In 1982 they bought a home on Little Pine Lake just west of Finlayson. Merlin preceded Lucile in death on July 7, 1982. Lucile took up residence in the new home in August. Her youngest grandchildren, twins, were born the following December.
Lucile truly treasured all the new friendships she found, and often spoke of her good fortune at having so many good neighbors and friends, and people who helped her out. She especially enjoyed years of good times with her pinochle pals. She had wonderful help and many welcome visitors, especially after she was no longer able to get out. She, and her family, are especially grateful for her friendship with Beverly Sawatzky, who was, as she said, “more like a daughter.”
Lucile is survived by her son, Bill and his wife, Laurie, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, who will cherish memories of years spent with her at home baking Christmas treats, shooting pool, and playing cards and word games. In keeping with her wishes there was no visitation or service.
Frances Anderson, 94, Moose Lake, died March 26, 2005 in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; daughter, Kathleen Jambor; and 8 brothers and sisters.
Frances will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Janet (Donald) Tschida; 6 grandchildren: Mark Tschida, Anne Gomberg, Julie Brown, Paul Gilbert, Debra Stanton, and Michael Jambor; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Mary Polkowitsch and Mildred Prudhome; and a brother, Joseph Muellner.
Memorial Mass will be on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 5 PM in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 261 E. 8th St. Paul. A lunch will follow the Mass in the church hall. Private Family Inurnment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, St. Paul.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
LYDIA O. SAMPSON
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
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.