DESIREE ECHO LARSON
Desiree Echo Larson, 52, of Barnum, died unexpectedly Monday, January 31, 2005 at her home. She was born July 22, 1952 in Waterloo, Iowa, to Benjamin and Louise (Kaefer) Telinda. Desiree was united in marriage to Gerald Allan Larson on July 22, 1999, in Barnum. Desiree loved all animals and was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church of Moose Lake.
Desiree is preceded in death by her father, Benjamin.
Desiree is survived by her loving husband, Gerald, of Barnum; 2 daughters: Julianne (Robin) Colling of Ham Lake and Cari Schroeder of Lino Lakes; her mother, Louise Telinda of Moose Lake; 5 grandchildren: Donny, Kyle, Angelique, DeWayne and Benjamin.
A gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, February 5, 2005 from 1:30 until the 2:30 p.m. Memorial Mass in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Moose Lake. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
THERESA HELEN WATSON
Theresa Helen Watson, 85, formerly of Mahtowa, died Thursday, February 3, 2005 in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.
She was born on May 9, 1919 in Brainerd, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Shoemacker) Schmitz.
Theresa married Glenn Watson on September 3,1936 in Superior. Theresa was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Moose Lake. She loved gardening, baking, cooking and bird watching. Theresa was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed doing crafts and making afghans. For many years she provided a day care in her home for area children. Theresa loved visiting with her family, friends and neighbors and her home was the meeting place for them on the weekends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn, on September 24, 2003; a granddaughter, Kim Watson; a grandson, Troy Swing.
Theresa is survived by two daughters: Shirley (Donald) Magnuson of Barnum and Carolyn Watson of both of Cloquet; four sons: Richard (Claudette) of Bemidji; Thomas of Barnum; Darryll of Milton, FL and Michael (Mary Lisa) of Blaine; two sisters: Agnes Dye and Marie Peters, both of Cloquet; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2005 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Moose Lake. Burial will be in the spring at Mount Salem Cemetery, Mahtowa. Memorials may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guestbook or leave an online tribute, see northlandfuneralhome.com.
JEAN RAYMOND JOHNSON
Jean Raymond Johnson, 89, of Moose Lake, went to be with our Lord on Friday, February 4, 2005, in Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake.
He was born on October 21, 1915, in Belmont Township to Nels and Julia (Olson) Johnson. Jean attended county schools and graduated from Jackson High School in 1934. He entered the High School Teacher Training Department and taught rural schools for two years. He continued his education at what is now Minnesota State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in 1940. He taught in Rushmore for two years, then in Esko, where he met an English teacher, Miss Elisabeth (Betty) Johnson of Moose Lake. They were married in 1946 and went to live in Ephrata, WA. After seven years they moved to Moses Lake, WA, where he retired from teaching in 1974.
Jean's hobby was gardening and studying the culture of Norway. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Moses Lake, WA. He was a member and for a time cultural director of Sons of Norway, also of the Retired Teachers' Association of Washington. Since 2002 he and his wife, Betty, have been living in Moose Lake, where he attended the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Jean is preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother, Clark.
Jean is survived by his beloved wife, Elisabeth, of 59 years; six children: Nels (Randi) Johnson of Lafayette, CA; Jon (Francie) Johnson of Moses Lake, WA; Eric (Karen) Johnson of Santa Ana, CA; Sunny (David) Robinson of Moses Lake, WA; Mark Johnson of Moses Lake, WA and Timothy (Daisy) Johnson of Moose Lake; four sisters: Marion Johnson, of Minneapolis; Norma Yahnke of Jackson, MN; Doris (Sylvan) Krumwiede of Sherburn, MN and Lois (Don) Jensen of Jackson, MN; one brother, Lyle Johnson of Clinton, IA; grandchildren: Leif and Kris Johnson, Eli and JJ Johnson, Sol, Selena and Cosmo (Maurya) Robinson, Lisa (Randy) Buck, Keli Johnson, Kjell Johnson and Luke Frank; many step and adopted grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
A Gathering of Family and Friends was held from 2 until the 3 p.m. Memorial Service on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake with Pastor Todd Van Zee officiating. Summer Interment will be in Thomastown Covenant Church Cemetery, Staples. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
GLADYS E. HENDRICKSON
Gladys E. Hendrickson, 82 of Esko died Friday, February 4, 2005 at her daughter's home in Duluth.
She was born June 13, 1922 in Thomson Township to John and Fannie (Carlson) Sunnarborg. Gladys was a lifelong resident of Esko and Cloquet She married Leo Hendrickson on May 17, 1941. She was a member of Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko. Gladys enjoyed reading, playing cards, knitting, and spending time with her family.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; brothers: Clarence, Fred, John, Martin, and Kenneth Sunnarborg; sisters: Doris Santerre and Betsy Mills; daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Hendrickson.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl "Cher" Pearson of Duluth; son, Russell (Ellen) Hendrickson of Phoenixville, PA; three grandchildren: Nick (Ray-U) Pearson of Austin, TX; Kristy Pearson of Saginaw and Misty Pearson of Superior; four great-grandchildren: Sarah, Sammy, Austin, and Alicia; sisters: Alice Michaelson, Mildred (Ray) Juntunen and Lorraine "Lola" (Ernie) McKibbon, all of Esko; brother, Lloyd (Lorraine) Sunnarborg of Apache Junction, AZ; brother-in-law, Ocie Mills of Alborn; sisters-in-law, Claudia Sunnarborg of Esko and Ailie Sunnarborg of Moose Lake; and many, many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a thank you to St. Mary's Hospice for the wonderful care provided to Gladys and her family. A special thank you goes to her caregivers, Jeff Smith and Jessica Lundgren.
Memorial Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2005 in Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko. lnurnment will be in the spring in Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to Apostolic Lutheran Church or St. Mary's Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see www.northlandfuneralhome.com
Peggy Vincent, 68, of Barnum, died peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2005, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born on September 4, 1936, in Washburn, WI, to Edwin and Ina (Anderson) Phillips. Peggy grew up in the Herbster, Wisconsin area and attended high school in Port Wing, WI. She lived in Silver Bay for several years and later moved to Cloquet, Kettle River and Barnum. Peggy attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior and received her master of science in counseling. In 1987, Peggy created and developed Supervised Living, which was a program to treat people with mental illness. Peggy later began the company Safe Transitions with her daughter, Julie. Peggy's passion in life was to help those with mental illness, and she provided over 25 years of dedicated service to this profession. She received several awards during this time including 2004 Region VII MSSA Adult Foster Care Provider of the Year, 2004 MAMHRF Honorary Award, and 2000 Outstanding Service Award given by her clients. Peggy also loved gardening and animals.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Vincent; her parents, Edwin and Ina Phillips; and a nephew, Thomas Foster.
Peggy will be lovingly remembered by her three sons: David (Nancy) Gustafson of Schroeder; Thomas (Cathy) Gustafson of Duluth, and Kenneth (Lisa) Gustafson of Anoka; her daughter, Julie (Bryce) Bogenholm of Cloquet; two brothers: Ted Phillips of Toledo, OH, and Dan Smith of Port Wing, WI; three sisters: Lynn Yates of Pahrump, NV; Roberta Kuechler of South Range, WI; and Sharon Frederick of Deland, FL; nine grandchildren: Melissa Gustafson, Alex Gustafson, Ashley Gustafson, Jason Gustafson, Emily Gustafson, Abel Gustafson, Carl Gustafson, Joel Gustafson, and Olivia Bogenholm; great-granddaughter, Lillie Ann Gustafson; niece, Karen Foster; numerous other nieces and nephews; and many dedicated employees and friends. She will be sadly missed by many.
Memorial Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005 in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake and continue from 1 PM until the 2 PM Memorial Service Thursday, March 3, 2005, in Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake. Private Family Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Barbara Peterson (Beecher), age 87, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away February 18, 2005 at St. Anthony Health Care Center. Resident at the Health Care Center for 5-1 /2 years, she enjoyed games, socializing with family and staff and going out to lunch. Barbara attended the U of Minnesota and played a piano solo with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra at Northrup Auditorium at age 20. She loved to fish and duck hunt with her husband, playing bridge and raising her family.
Last remaining member of the Elmon Beecher family, she is survived by son, John (Geri) Shoreview; daughter, Janice Hennen, Sturgeon Lake; 5 grandsons, Gary (Terry) Peterson, David (Megan) Peterson, Michael (Karla) Hennen, Scott Hennen and Brian Hennen; granddaughter, Pamela (Dondi) Winkelmann; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by loving husband of 60 years, Vernal; parents, Elmon and Grace Roby Beecher; brother, Robert Beecher; and sister, Mary Edin.
Interment was held at 9:30 AM Friday, February 25, 2005 at Lakewood Cemetery, with a 11:00 AM Memorial Service at St. Anthony Chandler Place, 3701 Chandler Dr., St. Anthony, MN 612-788-7321. Cremation Society of MN Mpls. 612-825-2435
FRANCES A. BERGQUIST
Frances A. Bergquist, age 100, of Bloomington, MN, formerly of Moose Lake, MN.
Preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bergquist; sister, Lucille Stedman; brother, Don Johnson; sister, Beth Marie Peterson.
Survived by her daughter, El'n Marie (Earl) Brown of Bozeman, MT; and son, Lloyd (Mary) Bergquist of Bloomington, MN; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 1 p.m., Minnesota Masonic Home, O.E.S. Chapel, 11501 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, MN. Interment Service will be held Sunday, March 13, 2005, 2 p.m. at the Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake, MN. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Moose Lake, MN. Memorials preferred to Hope Lutheran Church of Moose Lake.
FLORENCE ALFREDA BRANDT
Florence Alfreda Brandt, 95, formerly of W. 8th St., Duluth, died Friday, February 25, 2005, in Bayshore Health Center. She was born on October 25, 1909 in New England, ND, to Ole and Theoline (Nelson) Torvick. At age 6, her family moved to Little Moose, MN, where she grew up. Florence was a Duluth resident since 1942. She was a graduate of Moose Lake High School and Superior Teachers College. She taught school at the Gunderson School, near Mahtowa for seven years. Florence married Ralph W. Brandt on November 7, 1936 in Sturgeon Lake. She gave up her career as a teacher to become a full time wife and mother. She was an excellent cook and baker and filled their home with life, love and laughter. She was a member of Elim Lutheran Church, its Mary Martha Circle and was a Sunday School teacher and choir director. In addition to her family, she dedicated her life to her church.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph in October 15, 2003; son, Donald; grandson, Colin Brandt; sisters Olga and Borghild and brother, Olaf.
Survivors included sons: Douglas (Maria) of Sacramento, CA, and Dale (Wanda) of Duluth; daughter, Donna MacKersie of Imperial Beach, CA; sisters: Alfhild Oltmanns of Moose Lake; Thora Anderson of Fergus Falls; and Odrun Kesson of Winder, GA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and long time friends, Mary Jacobs and Pam Nylander.
Special thanks to the Elim Lutheran Church "family" and Bayshore Health Center caregivers for the care and compassion given to Florence.
Visitation will be from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Elim Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jim K. Hagen officiating. Burial will be Blomskog Cemetery, Windemere Township, near Moose Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Elim Lutheran Church. Bell Brothers Funeral Home, Duluth, MN.