CHESTER WILLIAM KOLOSKY
Chester William Kolosky 80, of Sturgeon Lake, died Sunday, September 04, 2005 with his family by his side. He was born October 31, 1924 in Sturgeon Lake to Paul and Julia (Swantek) Kolosky. Chester graduated from Willow River High School and is a WWII Army Veteran. Chester was united in marriage to Loretta Ketchmark on June 23, 1951 in Sturgeon Lake. They resided in Duluth where Chester was employed by Clyde Iron until his retirement.
Chester was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church of Sturgeon Lake, the Sturgeon Lake Fire Department and the American Legion - Sturgeon Lake-Denham Post #361. After retirement from Clyde Iron, Chester also worked part-time for the Sturgeon Lake and Kettle River Rest Areas as custodian and crew leader. Chester enjoyed spending time with his family and dogs, fishing, feeding and watching birds. He was especially known for being a great “handyman” and inventor. He could fix anything and was always working on a project. Chester was an easygoing, pleasant, mild mannered man. He and his wife Loretta kept busy babysitting grandchildren and great grandchildren over the years. He enjoyed good health for most of his life. Chester will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Chester is preceded in death by his parents; brother, William; sister, Marjorie Rekola.
Chester is survived by his loving wife, Loretta of Sturgeon Lake; 3 sons, David (Barb) Kolosky of Askov, Jim (Patty) Kolosky of Willow River and Dale (Shelly) Kolosky of Sturgeon Lake; 1 daughter, Lorey Kolosky of Sturgeon Lake; 6 grandchildren, Kimberly, Jeremy, Lindsey, Kasey, Jessica and Megan; 3 great grandchildren, Kelsey, Brandon and Kaley; sister, Valerie (Don) Patterson, Clovis of New Mexico; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Thomas and Delores (Ralph) Keller; brother-in-law, Jerry (Wendy) Ketchmark; many nieces and nephews; special family friend, Connie Herbert.
A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, September 8, from 10 until the 11 AM memorial service in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake with Father Timothy Deutsch officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Isidore’s Catholic Cemetery, Sturgeon Lake. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Dorothy Wielinski, of Willow River, died Friday, September 2, 2005 at her home.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, Rudolf and Anna (Coleman) Holmberg; husbands, James Burdine, Sr. and Val Cossor; 1 sister, Evelyn Gennow.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, John F. Wielinski of Willow River; 2 sons, James R. (Bonnie) Burdine, Jr. of Cambridge and Bruce R. Burdine of St. Paul; 1 daughter, Susan M. (Allan) Seidling of New Richmond, WI; 2 brothers, Rudy Holmberg of North St. Paul and Bob Holmberg of Florida; 1 sister, Alice Moore of Oregon; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and many more loved ones including nieces, nephews and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, September 10, from 10 until the 11 AM Memorial Service in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Private Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
LUCILLE M. BAKER
Lucille M. Baker, 83, of Blackhoof Township, formerly of Cloquet, passed away on Sept. 8, 2005, at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Cloquet on Jan. 7, 1922, to Azim and Aurile (LaTulippe) Charon. She was a former employee of Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital. Lucille enjoyed shopping and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; one sister; and two sons-in-law.
Lucille is survived by her husband, George; children: Diane Sehlin, Betsy (Phil) Danielson, Carol (Gary Weierke) Steele, Kathy (Doug) Jones, George "Butch" (Lisa), Lois (William) Drazich and Cheryl (Lyle) Tate; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Eleanor (Harlan) Johnson; brothers, Leo (Marion) Charon, Richard (Tracey) Charon and Roy (Diane) Charon; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
VISITATION was held at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, until the 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Catholic Church, 509 Sunrise Drive, Carlton. Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Carlton. Arrangements by Handevidt Funeral & Cremation Service (218) 879-4636.
TERI LYNN (KORTIE) JOHNSON
Teri Lynn (Kortie) Johnson, 45 of Barnum, MN, passed away Sun., Sept. 4, 2005.
She is survived by her husband, Kerry; one son, Jeremiah; one daughter, Jessie; her parents, William "Bill" and Barb Kortie of Cloquet; one brother, Paul Kortie; and one sister, Jennifer Rowell.
SERVICES: are pending with Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet.
ARTHUR A. FREHSE
Arthur A. Frehse, 70, of Barnum, died peacefully Wed., Sept. 7, 2005. He was born on July 19, 1935 in Denham, MN. United in marriage to Nancy Henninger on Oct. 23, 1995 in Milbanks, SD. He was employed at Conwed and also worked as machinist in the Twin Cities.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Nellie; 3 sisters and 1 brother.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; 2 sons: Gary of Rutledge, Steve of Phoenix, AZ; 2 daughters: Glenda Lewis of Pheonix, AZ, Tammy (Tom) Hoffa of Flint, MI; 4 stepsons: Thomas (Debra) Henninger of Las Vegas, NV; Mike (Roxanne) Henninger of Barnum; Russell Henninger, Duluth; Darin (Christa) Henninger of Barnum; 1 stepdaughter, Laurie (Donny) Schleicher of Grand Rapids, MN; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren and 3 nephews.
Graveside Services were held at Riverside Cemetery in Barnum on Sat., Sept. 10 at 2 p.m.
LEO N. BUTTERFIELD
Leo N. Butterfield, 83, of Barnum, died Monday, September 12, 2005 at his home with his family by his side. He was born April 15, 1922, in Shovel Lake, the middle child of seven, to John and Rose (Sharbonda) Butterfield. Leo grew up during the depression years, making a living at farming, logging, road construction and railroad section crew. He married Irma Jean Schindele in 1942 and was drafted into the Army on October 12, 1942. Leo served with the 41 Division during the invasion at Normandy and was on the front line in many major battles. He was very proud of his service to his country, but like other WWII veterans, very reluctant to talk about it. He was discharged in September, 1945 at which time he returned to Aitkin County. He was very active with the Swatara baseball team during this time. They captured the championship in 1948. Leo remained active in community baseball for the next 20 years. Leo moved his family to the Portland, OR area in 1959 where he owned and operated a Union 76 Gas Station with his sons. He also worked for a tree trimming company at this time. Following IrmaŐs death in 1963, he returned to Swatara with his sons. Leo met and married Rita Pihlman in 1964, at which time he moved to Moose Lake. He worked for US Steel for a combined total of 27 years prior to retiring in 1982. Leo worked at the Trout Lake mine and was a burner in the mould yard at the Duluth Steel Plant until 1972 and then returned to the mines, including Richileau, Sherman, Arcturas and spent one year at the Research Plant in Coleraine. LeoŐs favorite activity was deer hunting. He never really cared if he got a deer, just the idea of being out in the woods every day of every season had special meaning to him. He passed this love of the outdoors on to all of his children. Leo was a charter member of Midwest Riders Saddle Club in the early 70Ős as well as a current member of Evergreen PAC ATV Club. He loved taking his dog, Lily for 4 wheeler rides in the woods.
Leo is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Floyd, Cecil, Kit and William (Bud); sister, Barbara Erickson.
Leo is survived by his loving wife, Rita Butterfield of Barnum; sons: John (Mary Ann) and their children, Michael, Elizabeth and Katie of Redwood City, CA; Gary (Joan) and their children, Ian, Tad, Freya and Leisl of Laramie, WY; Robert of Big Timber, MT; Chris and his children, Miranda and Casey of Barnum; and Brian (Sheila) and their child, Joshua, of Moose Lake; daughter, Rose (Dave) Anthony of Carlton and their children, Andy, Cassie and Lindsey; brother, Allen (Ella) of Bovey; many nieces, nephews and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, September 15 from 5-8 PM in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake and Friday, September 16, from 10 until the 11 AM Memorial Service in Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake with Pastor Todd Van Zee officiating. Inurnment will be at 4 PM in Haypoint Cemetery, Macville Township. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
JUANITA "NETE" (CARNIGA) FREHSE
Juanita "Nete" (Carniga) Frehse, 68, passed away Sept. 11, 2005 at the Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. She was born on April 16, 1937 to Josephine (Allroggen) Carniga and Guy Williams in Arthyde, MN. She lived there for the first year of her life, then moved to Minneapolis with her mother, father, brother and sister. Juanita lived there until she was almost 3, at which time her grandparents, Mary and Joseph Allrogen, took all three children to live with them. She attended Arthyde for the first grade. On May 4, 1944 the family moved to a farm out of Moose Lake where she lived until she finished high school. She moved to Rutledge, MN, in August 1968 and resided there since. She worked at Moose Lake Regional Treatment Center until becoming disabled in 1997.
She is preceded in death by her parents; beloved grandparents; her sister, Dolores Luomanen; and her beloved buddy and friend, her dog Brutus.
Juanita is survived by two sons: Gary (Debbie) Frehse, Steven Frehse; two daughters: Glenda Blakeley, Tammy (Tom) Hoffa; 12 grandchildren: Paul (Megan) Westerberg, Patrick (Rebecca) Westerberg, Pamela (James) Thoms, Gina Frehse, Faye Frehse, Ben Johnson, Amber Lewis, Shane Goetz, Garret Blakeley, Chantelle Frehse, Kristen Frehse, Nathan Pinto; four great-grandchildren: Douglas and Philip Thoms, Madison, and Cadynn Goetz; and two brothers: Richard "Bud" (Maxine) Carniga, and Mike Williams; and also very special friends: Darlene Frehse, Bev Holt, her dog, Buffy, her cats, Muffy, Alfie, and Cougar.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3 p.m. Thursday Sept. 15, 2005 at the Lakeview Cemetery in Rutledge, MN. Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 624-5200.
Allen L. Kiehl, 61, of Carlton, died Saturday, September 17, 2005 as a result of a motorcycle accident near Cromwell. He was born May 29, 1944 in Duluth, the son of George and Gladys Kiehl of Morgan Park. He attended Morgan Park Schools. Al was currently employed as a custodian and bus driver for the Carlton Schools. He was a former employee of National Foods Store in Cloquet.
Al was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Carlton was a close friend of Pastor Michael Fossen. He was in charge of the churches Easter Morning breakfast and many other church activities, such as the Fishers of Men annual fishing trip.
Allen was an avid fisherman withGordyGang at the Boundary Waters Canoe area. Deer hunting was also a very big part of his life with his son, Curtis, along with Dean, Barb, and his brothers, Clifford and Lloyd. Al was a member of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, Big Lake Gun Club, National Rifle Association, Carlton Fire Department and was an officer of the Teamsters Union.
Allen had been married to Carol Peterson-Freeman-Kiehl and Marilyn Olesiak-Liimatainen-Kiehl.
He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten, by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carol Furland.
Allen is survived by his children, Christie Lynn (Jeff) Kurtz of Arlington, WA; Scott Kiehl of Duluth and Curtis Allen (Andrea) Kiehl of Cloquet; two brothers, Lloyd (Eleanor) Kiehl and Clifford (Nancy) Kiehl, both of Duluth; a sister, Betty (Charles) Hara of Florida; three step-children, Dean (Barbara) Liimatainen of St. Paul, Darla Liimatainen and Darren Liimatainen, both of Cloquet; six grandchildren, Brendan Johnson, Kasey Kiehl, Kelsi Kiehl, Bradley Kurtz, Zachary Kurtz and Alaina Kiehl; seven step grandchildren, Russell, Ricky, Raymond, Rachelle and Rhea Dobosenski, Brianne and Matthew Liimatainen and a step great granddaughter, Rylie Dobosenski, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends Saturday, September 24, 2005 from 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service in the Carlton High School Gymnasium. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet.
Kerwin Johnson, 85, Willow River, died Sunday, September 18, 2005 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth.
He was preceded in death by a son: Darel and 9 brothers and sisters.
Kerwin is survived by his wife, Marie; a daughter: Lorielie Remund of Appleton, MN; 7 brothers and sisters; and grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Private family inurnment was held in Sunnyside Cemetery, Willow River, MN.