Young Alex Anderson, born October 6, 1994, was taken home to be with his heavenly Father on Sunday, July 17, 2005. He will be greatly missed by his loving parents, Danial and Stephanie Anderson; his caring foster parents, Dean and Cindy Turnquist; his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Carol Kalm; his paternal grandfather, Clarence Anderson; his foster siblings, Erica, Daniel, Ivy and Kiki; his special friend, Kaleb Johnson and many aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones.
Alex was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Winifred Anderson.
Alex was a great son, a good student at Laura McArthur School and a great playmate. He loved biking, playing with legos, playing playstation and had a passion for wrestling.
Alex attended Sunday School at Hermantown Community Church and loved going to Vacation Bible School each year. We know Alex is now playing in his new heavenly home with the angels and resting in the arms of Jesus.
Greeting of family and friends were held at Hermantown Community Church at 11AM, Wednesday, July 20, 2005, with a memorial service following at 12 PM.
Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 624-5200.
Robert M. Damrose
Robert M. Damrose, 78, Sturgeon Lake, died Saturday, July 16, 2005. He was born on June 24, 1927 in Minneapolis to Albert and Una (Morey) Damrose. Robert grew up in Maplewood and attended school in North St. Paul. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. On July 17, 1948, Robert married Edna Peirce in St. Paul. He attended Dunwoody for electrician school. Robert worked for the Railroad in St. Paul and also at the Twin City Arsenal. He later worked for Collins Electric in St. Paul retiring in 1989. Robert and Edna lived in New Brighton for over thirty years and moved to Birch Creek Twp. upon his retirement. He was a member of the IBEW 110, chairman of the Birch Creek Twp. Board, and chairman at the Rutledge Community Church. He loved woodworking, the outdoors, and fishing.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Una Damrose.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years: Edna; two brothers: Richard (Karin) Damrose of Eatontown, Illinois and Albert (Gladys) Damrose of Rockford, Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 until the 11 AM services Saturday, July 23, 2005 in Rutledge Community Church. Pastor Michael Smith will officiate. Casket Bearers will be Woody Novek, Gordy Nelson, Louie Collova, Wayne Adams, David Adams, and Al Damrose. Lunch will follow the services at the church. Interment will be at 2 PM in Nordland Cemetery, Birch Creek Twp. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Donnis LaVay (Haga) Aanerud
1936 - 2005
Donnis L. Aanerud, age 69, of Carlton died Wednesday, July 13, 2005 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She passed away at her home near Carlton, MN surrounded by her family.
Donnis grew up in Battle Lake, MN and graduated High School in 1954. She was a confirmed member of the First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake and was also the church organist. Donnis loved music and was an accomplished piano player. She played the French horn in her High School Band and later in the Moorhead State College Band where she attended college. Her love for music lead her to sing in choir at church and also share her love of music with each of her children.
Donnis was united in marriage to Gordon Aanerud on August 18, 1956 in Battle Lake, MN. Together they started their married life and family in Fargo, ND, while Gordon finished his college degrees.
Donnis and Gordon also resided in Osakis, MN, Foley, MN, and moved to Carlton in 1965 where Donnis and Gordon raised their family on their farm near Chub Lake. Donnis was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. The life work for Donnis was to make all those around her feel special. Donnis did work briefly as a surgery tech early in life and later in life helped in the school district lunch room. Donnis allowed her family to accomplish so much because of her support and dedication. She was a founding member of what she called her “Grandma’s Club”. Her special friends, Sue, Donna, Ruth and others would meet regularly for lunch and other projects. Donnis loved to knit and created beautiful afghans and sweaters which she gave away with love and affection.
Donnis was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet since 1965. She helped her church family and this was a very important part of her life. Donnis was always the quiet support and working force for her church.
Donnis was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Helen (Johnson) Haga; two brothers; and her oldest son, Tim.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon; son Chris (Rebecca) Aanerud of Princeton, MN; daughter Vicki (Donovan) Rostollan of Carlton; son Brett of United Arab Emeritus; ten grandchildren, the light and joy of her life, Jacob, Timothy, and Emma Aanerud of Princeton, MN; Mathias, Joshua and Anna Rostollan of Carlton; Brittany, Dakota, and Tessie Aanerud of Bismark, ND; and Dustin Aanerud of Spring Lake Park, MN. Donnis leaves a legacy of gentleness, love, and support and the ability to listen. This allowed her family to be all that they could be. Donnis will be remembered and loved by all who knew her.
Visitation was 5:00 ? 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. The visitation continued on Sunday, July 17, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service at Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Interment services were 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 18th at First Lutheran Cemetery in Battle Lake, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.
Sonja Helene Jeffers
Sonja Helene Jeffers, 70, Sturgeon Lake, died Friday, July 15, 2005 in Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. She was born October 15, 1934 in Lutsen, the daughter of Mogens and Helen (Hall) Jentoft. Sonja was a 1952 graduate of Grand Marais High School and graduated as a registered nurse from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 1955. She married Thomas Jeffers on October 29, 1955 in Grand Marais. Sonja was employed by Mercy Hospital for more than 20 years in surgery, emergency and delivery rooms, retiring in 1985.
Sonja was a member of Barnum Community United Methodist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending all of their events. Together with her husband, Tom, Sonja also enjoyed traveling and attending Highland Cattle Conventions.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Hazel Rosen.
Sonja is survived by her beloved husband of nearly 50 years, Thomas, of Sturgeon Lake; two daughters, Rev. Dawn Jeffers Ramstad (John Ramstad) of Whitewater, WI and Lynn (Steve) Aldrin of Moose Lake; two sons, Bruce (Susan) of Holyoke and Mark (Patricia) of Barnum; eight grandchildren, Matt, Tom and Lisa Ramstad, Amanda Jeffers, Teresa Jeffers, Brett, Stephanie and Erika Aldrin; two sisters, Eleanor (Ray) Sjoberg of Grand Marais and Edna (Gust) Johnson of Lutsen; three sisters-in-law, Elaine Wojtysiak of Culver, Iola Wojtysiak of Grand Marais and Jeff Fletcher of Yakima, WA; a brother-in-law, Morse (Opal) Jeffers of Goleta, CA and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were, Monday, July 18, 2005 in Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Barnum Community United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street in Cloquet.
EDITH KATHERINE (HAGLUND) SARVELA
Edith Katherine (Haglund) Sarvela died on July 11, 2005 at the age of 86, at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. Edith was born on June 22, 1919 in Duluth, MN, the daughter of Swedish immigrants Henning and Amanda (Erickson) Haglund. Edith was the last surviving member of that family. Edith married her husband Sulo Herbert Sarvela of Kettle River Minnesota on February 11, 1940 in Barnum, MN. Other than a short time during the War living in Portland, OR, Edith lived her whole life in Moose Lake, MN. Edith was a homemaker until her youngest son entered school and she then went to work at Mercy Hospital until her retirement.
Her parents; sisters: Gertrude Almquist, Violet Orne, June Sarvela, Vonja Haglund and brother, Edward Haglund, all preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Sulo; son Merrel; daughter-in-law, Francine, and grandson Brian Aldrich.
Edith is survived by her sons: Jerome of Duluth, MN; Carter (Judy) of St. Joseph, MI; Greg (Sharon) of Sturgeon Lake, MN; Randy (Keith) of Moose Lake, MN and Darrel (Cindy) of St. Paul, MN; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
Edith had been a resident of Mercy Health Care Center since June 9, 2004. Edith selected to be cremated. There was a Memorial Service at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Moose Lake, MN, on Friday, July 15, 2005 at 6 p.m. The family requested no flowers and memorials may be sent to St. Peters Lutheran Church in Moose Lake.
Frances Knapp, age 91, of Sturgeon Lake, formerly of Bruno, died on Friday, July 15, 2005, at Mercy Health Care Center in Moose Lake. Frances Knapp was born on October 10, 1913 in Bowlus, MN, to Stephen and Catherine (Lampert) Swintek. She attended rural school in Sturgeon Lake. She married Aleck Knapp on November 16, 1931, at St. lsidore’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Lake. They moved to Bruno in 1936 and worked on the family farm. She also worked at Greb’s Cafe in Bruno, cooked at the school in Bruno, worked at Chun King in Duluth and lndependent Cleaners in Duluth. In 2000, she moved to the nursing home in Moose Lake. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bruno and served on the Fleming Township Board. She enjoyed singing, yodeling, dancing, picking berries and gardening.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Aleck Knapp; two grandsons and two great-grandsons.
Frances is survived by her four children: Dorothy (Chuck) Bolome of Poplar, WI; Pauline Clausen of Bruno; Lorraine (Curtis) Monette of Bruno and Gerald (Mona) Knapp of Askov; two brothers: Raymond and Florian Swintek of San Gabriel, CA; 14 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2005, at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Lake with Father Timothy Deutsch officiating. Interment was at Sturgeon Lake Cemetery. Visitation was held on Sunday, July 17, 2005, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hansen Mankie Funeral Home in Sandstone and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Arrangements handled by Hansen Mankie Funeral Home, Sandstone, MN.
JOHN C. MICKELSON
John C. Mickelson Sr., 95, of Cloquet passed away Thursday, July 21, 2005 in memorial Medical Center in Ashland, Wisconsin. He was born January 19, 1910 in Finlayson to Finnish immigrants, John S. and Edla (Luma) Mickelson. John married Hazel Hillman on May 14, 1938 in Cloquet. John retired from The Northwest Paper Company in 1972.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, on June 2, 2001; his daughter-in-law, Judith Mickelson; a granddaughter; three sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by three sons: John Jr. of Las Vegas, NV; Milton (Joan) of Ashland, WI; and William (Anita) of Petaluma, CA; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Tuesday the 26th of July at 10:00 A.M. followed by funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street in Cloquet. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet. Lunch and fellowship followed in the Fireside Room of the funeral home.
HAZEL C. CARLSON
Hazel Charlotte Carlson, age 84, was called to her heavenly home on Monday, July 25, 2005 at Augustana Home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She had been a resident there since December, 1998.
The daughter of Charles and Hannah (Johnson) Carlson, Hazel was born on September 13, 1920 in Moose Lake, MN. She came to a conscious faith in Jesus Christ at Blomskog Lutheran Church when, in her early teens, a group of Lutheran Bible Institute students came to minister at the church and invited her to pray with them.
Hazel attended public school in Moose Lake, and graduated from high school there in 1938. She then attended Lutheran Bible Institute and Augsburg College in Minneapolis. On June 21, 1942, Hazel was united in marriage to Harvey N. Carlson at Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis. Hazel had served there earlier as a parish worker.
From 1942 to 1946, Hazel and Harvey were on the staff of the World Mission Prayer League and Lutheran World Crusade. Their intention was to serve the Lord in overseas mission work; however, World War II intervened and prevented them from leaving the United States. At that time Harvey entered Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1950, Harvey graduated from Augustana Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois and he and Hazel went on to serve congregations in St. Paul, Ham Lake, Maplewood, and Bemidji, Minnesota, Thunder Bay, Ontario and Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Hazel is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law: Gracia and David Rinden of Rochester, MN, and Faith and Don Norstrud of Roseville, MN; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey, on March 1, 1999, and their daughter, Sharon, in 1973.
Funeral service for Hazel Carlson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church in St. Paul with the Reverend David Rinden officiating. Interment will be at the Blomskog Cemetery in Moose Lake. Arrangements by the Swanson Chapel, Funeral and Cremation Service, Pine City, MN.