LILA S. HEMMILA
Lila S. (Wappula) Hemmila passed away Sunday, November 20, 2005 at St. Eligius Health Care Center.
Lila was born on April 22, 1922 to Alfred and Selma (Mattinen) Wappula in Kettle River, MN. She graduated from Barnum High School. Lila worked at the Arrowhead Creamery, Esko Locker Plant and several local area businesses. She enjoyed traveling and playing bingo.
Lila is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lyle; two brothers: Walt and Leo; sister, Helen Faatz, and grandson, Troy Doble.
She is survived by children: Sue (Dave) Doble of Cottage Grove; Larry Hemmila of Cloquet; Rod (Bridget) of White Bear Lake; niece, Betty Osborne of Moose Lake; nephew, Jerry Wappula of Portland, OR; grandchild, Amy (Steve) Peluso; great- grandchildren: Zack and Jake Peluso, Savannah Doble; and many relatives and friends.
Gathering of family and friends was held Monday, November 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cloquet V.F.W. Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 624-5200.
HOWARD "HOWIE" PAUL LARSON
Howard "Howie" Paul Larson, 75, Silver Bay, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Monday, Nov. 14, ,2005 in St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born March 2, 1930, in Moose Lake to Paul Olaf and Evelyn Lena (Martinson) Larson. Howie married Eleanor M. Mattila on March 3, 1951 in Virginia. He worked at Moose Lake State Hospital before serving in the Army from 1951 until 1953. After his military service, Howie and Eleanor moved to Silver Bay, where he was employed at Reserve Mining Company for 30 years, retiring from Cyprus Mining in 1992.
A self-taught musician, he played accordion and drums in the band, "Country Roads" for 19 years. In his retirement years he and his brother, Lyle, played numerous polka services from Minnesota and Wisconsin to Texas. As well as a love of music, he enjoyed woodworking, golf, bowling and travel. For the past 13 years, he and Eleanor have wintered in Mission, TX.
Howie is survived by his wife, Eleanor; sons: Allen "Howie (Nancy) of Silver Bay, and Dale (Diana) of Hermantown; daughter, Sharon (Jim) Hart of Mosinee, WI; brother, Lyle (Vera) of Milan, MN; sisters: Eddie Swenson of San Marcus, TX, and Millie Severson of Amery, WI; grandchildren: Josh, Cody, Rita, Alexa and Derek; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog, Princess.
Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005 in Sychar Lutheran Church in Silver Bay. Burial was at Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery. Arrangements by Cavallin Funeral Home.
MARGARET "MUGGS" L. SWANSON
Margaret "Muggs" L. Swanson, 83, Blackhoof Township, died peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2005 at her home in the arms of her family. She was born on March 7, 1922 to August and Anna Marie (Madsen) Schauland in Nemadji where she grew up and attended Central School. Margaret later attended Barnum High School graduating in 1940. On November 2, 1940, Margaret married Percy Waldemar Swanson in Barnum. They lived in Blackhoof Township where they farmed and Margaret was a homemaker through the years. Margaret also worked at Quality Cleaners in Cloquet, Stearns Manufacturing, and later at Mercy Health Care Center as a certified nursing assistant where she later retired. Margaret was a member of Elim Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid and was also a member of Martha's Circle in Blackhoof Twp. She enjoyed baking, crossword puzzles, and puzzles. Margaret truly loved spending time with her family and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband: Percy on February 9, 1973; a son: Arne on October 15, 2004; her parents: August and Anna Marie Schauland; sisters: Katherine Olsen and Mildred Katalinich; and her brothers: Herman Schauland and Charles Sch-auland.
She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons: Richard (Margaret Ferguson) of Carlton; Danny (Janel) of Blackhoof; daughter: Darla Swanson of Cloquet; brother: Richard (Gladys) Schauland of Marquette, Michigan; two sisters: Ellen Marie Malkovich of Duluth and Mabel Schauland of Duluth; seven grandchildren: Brian Swanson, Bruce Swanson, Rhonda Haase, and Sherry Stewart all of Maine; Barney Swanson of Duluth; Jeremy Swanson of Ely and Katina Lynn Koski of Cloquet; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Thursday, December 1, 2005 in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake and continue from noon until the 1 PM services Friday, December 2, 2005 in Elim Lutheran Church, Blackhoof Twp. Pastor John Sippola will officiate. Music will be provided by Judy Finifrock, Curtis Selen, and Nancy Paulson. Casket Bearers will be Larry Swanson, Richard Paulson, Rufie Granda, Kenny Swanson, and Clifford Swanson. Gordy Swanson will be an Honorary Bearer. Lunch will follow the service in the church fellowship hall with burial at 3:15 in Sandy Lake Cemetery, Blackhoof Township. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
INA IRENE HARO PETERSON
Ina Irene Haro Peterson, 75, of Tamarack went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, in Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet after 3 1/2 years of strokes, heart surgery and leukemia. Her family was with her, sharing loving memories and the word of God.
Ina was born Jan. 14, 1930, in Chisholm to Leander and Esther (Hendrickson) Haro. She graduated from Denfeld High School in 1948. On Oct 22, 1949, Ina married Ken Peterson in Duluth. Ina was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was her life. She could play baseball with all of the kids and drive them to fun events. She was an organic farmer and also worked as a home health aide in Aitkin County for many years. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright, Farmers Union, and a member of the NE Minnesota Sustainable Farmers.
Ina was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey and Scott Peterson; six sisters and four brothers.
She was truly loved and will be sadly missed by her husband of 56 years, Ken; daughters: Deborah (Paul) Johnson of Kettle River, Lynn (Lt. Col. Gerald) Rosenbaum of Tacoma, WA; Sandra (Carl) Aho of Kettle River, and Lori (Bruce) Hanson of Brooklyn Park; brother, Rueben Haro of Vallejo, CA; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and Katie and Maggie, her dachshund puppies.
Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. Visitation continued from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred that will be shared equally between Bethlehem Lutheran Church and ELCA World Hunger Appeal.
ROBERT R. NELSON
Robert R. Nelson, age 47, of New Orleans, LA, formerly of St. Paul and Willow River, MN. Robert was born November 2, 1958 in St. Paul, MN to Ralph and Helen (Tyree) Nelson. He was a 1976 graduate of Willow River High School.
Robert was preceded in death by father, Ralph.
He is survived by mother, Helen Nelson; sisters: Carol Taylor and Ellie (David) Strock; brothers: David (Jazan) Nelson, Jim (Barbara) Baker, Steve (Nancy) Nelson and Rick (Jane) Nelson; sister-in-law, Margaret Nelson; nieces and nephews, especially Erica Nelson; special friends, Curt and Lolly Obeda.
Services were held on Monday, December 5th at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, 15800 37th Ave. North, Plymouth, MN 55446 (763-553-1411) Interment Roselawn Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.
KAYLA MAY GARVEY
Kayla May Garvey, "our little stinker", was suddenly taken too soon on Wednesday, November 30, 2005. She was born on July 1, 2005 in Moose Lake to her loving parents, Donovan and Nicole Garvey.
Kayla was preceded in death by her Great Grandmas: Eileen Quinn and Lucille Smyth; Great Grandpa, Frank Marlowe; Uncles: Joseph Quinn and William Quinn; Aunt, Patti Marlowe; and Cousin, Edward Quinn.
She will be forever remembered by her parents, Donovan and Nicole Garvey; brother, Bradley; sister, Alexandra; maternal grandparents, "Nana" Michele Ramirez and William Berres; paternal grandparents, Shirley and Daniel Holmes and James and Pat Garvey; great-grandma, Maxine Holter; great aunt and uncle, Ed and Della Smyth; Godparents, Joey and Darla Quinn; and numerous loving aunts and uncles and oodles of cousins.
A Gathering of Family and Friends was held on Saturday, December 3, 2005 from 3-6 PM Saturday with a prayer service at 4 PM in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Pastor Paul Reiff officiated. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. 218-485-4429
LLOYD A. SIMONSON
Lloyd A. Simonson, 83, (Arthyde) McGrath, died peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2005 at his home. He was born on March 14, 1922, at the home of his parents, Axel and Anna (Reppen) Simonson in Ostlun, MN. Lloyd was a Navy Veteran serving in World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was united in marriage to Carol Coolidge on May 15, 1948 in Opstead, MN. Lloyd and Carol moved to Arthyde in 1952 and have lived there since. Over the years, Lloyd worked road construction during the summers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota and also logged during the winters. He was also drove school bus for the Willow River School District. After working for the Aitkin County Highway Department for approximately ten years, Lloyd retired in 1987. He enjoyed deer hunting for many years joined by many friends and family annually. Lloyd was a very family-orientated man, who especially enjoyed having his grandchildren and great-grandchildren around him. He loved to tell stories of his growing up years and about the years in the Navy. Lloyd could play one "mean" game of horseshoes. Lloyd was a member of First United Presbyterian Church of Willow River, where he also served as an elder.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Anna Simonson; stepmother, Martha; son, Gary; brother, Allan, and sister, Lydia.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 1/2 years, Carol; two sons: Arvid of McGrath and Bruce (special friend, Sue) of Maplewood; two daughters: Lois (David) Isaacson and Bernadine (Dale) Reed, both of Kettle River; 10 grandchildren: Luke (Carey) Simonson; Katie Simonson; Neil Simonson; Olivia Simonson; Jason Isaacson; Dara Isaacson; Rhett (Sheila) Reed; Larron Reed; Derek Reed and Shayna Simonson; 6 great-grandchildren: Kaden Simonson; Lauryn Simonson; Gracie Simonson; Samantha Isaacson; Ariel Christian-Isaacson and Carson Reed; 6 brothers: David (Lydia) of Isle; Lee (Beryl) of Carson City, NV; Ted (Bernice) of McGrath; Alvin of Finlayson; Harlan (Harriet) of Aitkin and Paul (Karen) of Eagan; 3 sisters: Helen Kehn of Robbinsdale; Bonnie (Bill) McDermott of Crystal and Mary Ann (Dick) Zortman of McGrath; a brother-in-law, Richard Norberg of Brooklyn Center; 3 uncles; 1 aunt and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 1:00 PM in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Pastor Bonnie Del Greco officiated. Casket Bearers were Jason Isaacson, Luke Simonson, Rhett Reed, Larron Reed, Neil Simonson, and Derek Reed. Honorary Bearers were Katie Simonson, Dara Isaacson, Shayna Simonson, and Olivia Simonson. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery, Willow River with full military honors provided by the Hansen-Anderson American Legion Post #361 of Sturgeon Lake/Denham. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
BEVERLY JEAN BURKE
Beverly Jean Burke, 71, left us to be with our Heavenly Father on Wed., Dec. 7th, 2005. Beverly was a former resident of Moose Lake area, living on Sand Lake and Sunbay Trailer Court. She was a past member of Moose Lake Golf Course and Ladies League. She was a resident of Pharr, TX, at time of death.
Survived and sadly missed by husband, Donald of Pharr, TX; daughter, Susan ,; grandsons: Christopher and William Reitan; great-granddaughter, Hailey Reitan, all of MN; brother, Thomas (Dee) Chadwick of Willow River, MN.
A memorial service was held Dec. 10, 2005, in Pharr, TX.
NIILO EMIL SUHONEN
Niilo Emil Suhonen, 86, of Wright died Sat., Dec. 10, 2005, in Villa Vista Care Center in Cromwell. He was born Feb. 4, 1919, in Tamarack to Hjalmer and Mary (Walli) Suhonen. He attended Lakeside School. Niilo was an Army Veteran serving his country during World War II. After returning from the war, Niilo went to work at Potlatch in Cloquet where he worked for 36 years, retiring in 1981. He married Vera Bogenholm on Jan. 4, 1949, in Floodwood. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright and the Potlatch Quarter Century Club. Niilo enjoyed hunting, farming, sports, visiting with friends, gardening and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his brothers: Waino, Arve, and Toivo; and sisters, Aili Suhonen and Helen Malisko.
Niilo is survived by his wife of 56 years, Vera; sons: Doug (Bonnie), Roger (Kim) and Jeff (Theresa), all of Wright, and Robert (Ulla) of Vienna, Austria; daughters: Joyce Suhonen of Texas, Mary (Sherman) Erickson of Blaine, Peggy (Larry) Dahl and Sharon (Jim) Lisson, both of Cloquet, and Cindy (John) Woodward of Inver Grove Heights; sisters: Laimi Linden of Duluth and Saimi Dingman of Coquille, Oregon; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 15, 2005, in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. Visitation will continue from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service, Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wright. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Lakeview Township. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carlton VFW Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.