JOSEPHINE ANN LAUBACH
1928 - 2005
Josephine A. Laubach, age 77, of Wrenshall, died peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton. She was born Feb. 8, 1928 in Duluth to Steven and Ann (Fister) Milinkovich and graduated from Wrenshall High School. Josephine was united in marriage to Edwin J. Laubach in Carlton on July 8, 1947. She worked as the Activities Director at Nopeming Nursing Home for 28 years. Josephine was very artistic and enjoyed ceramics, music, movies, cooking and especially spending time with her family.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Joseph Milinkovich. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edwin; 8 children, Tim (Gretchen) Laubach of Chaska, Greg (Lori Berg) Laubach of Barnum, Peg (Terry Cibulka) Paulson of Moose Lake, Dennis (Renee) Laubach of Burnsville, Tom Laubach of Wrenshall, Judy (Gil Lara) Laubach of Seattle, WA, Michael Laubach of Cloquet, and Laurel Laubach-Rose of Overland Park, KS; 6 brothers, John (Lorraine) Milinkovich of Oliver, Matt (Gayle) Milinkovich of Superior, Steve (Diane) Milinkovich of Phoenix, AZ, Tom (Vickie) Milinkovich of Superior, Donald (Kay) Milinkovich of Ramsey, MN, and Stanley (Helen) Milinkovich of Oliver; one sister, Fran Plesko of Superior; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet with a rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral service held at Nelson Funeral Care, officiated by Rev. Fr. Noel Stretton. Music provided by Kevin and Gayle Hamre. Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Laubach, Nick Laubach, Derek Laubach, Daniel Laubach, Joey Laubach, and Jason Laubach. Interment will be in Silver Brook Cemetery in Wrenshall. The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care to assist them with arrangements.
Vivian Gladys Tuomi, 70 of Kettle River died Thursday, January 5, 2006 in Mercy Health Care Center in Moose Lake. She was born May 12, 1935 in Kalevala Township to Matt and Jenny (Johnson) Leino. Vivian attended Kalevala Grade School and graduated from Cromwell High School in 1953.
On February 20, 1954 she married George Tuomi in Moose Lake and they made their home in Kalevala Township. Vivian worked as a nurse'»s aide at the Moose Lake State Hospital and later as a Carlton County Home Health Aide. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was active in the church circles. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, snowmobiling, reading, and taking care of others. Her greatest joy came when she was spending time with her grandchildren.
Vivian was preceded in death by a son, Steven; brothers, Leo, Teino, and Edsel Leino.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, George; sons, Michael (Patricia) of Little Canada, David (Jackie) of Thornton, Colorado, and Peter (Monica) of Blaine; special niece who was raised by Vivian and George, Sally Leino of Shakopee; brothers, Edwin (Bernice) Leino and Hugo Leino both of Kettle River; five grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica, Hannah, Nick, and Nolan.
Visitation was from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2006 in Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Funeral services were Monday, January 9, 2006 also in Bethany Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.
MAYME M. ANDERSON
Mayme M. Anderson, 89, Moose Lake, died Wednesday, January 18, 2006 in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake. She was born on April 10, 1916 in Virginia where she grew up and attended school. Mayme attended Teachers College in Winona. She taught school in Upper Michigan and later in Ray, MN. On August 16, 1957, Mayme married John A. Anderson in Virginia. They lived in Baudette and Brainerd before moving to Moose Lake in 1968. Mayme taught school in Sturgeon Lake until she retired. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and its Mary Circle and had also been involved in their Bible Study. She loved to cook, read, and travel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Anderson in 1999 and two sisters: Amelia and Helen.
Survivors include four sons: Dennis (Jennie) of Cohasset; David (Allyne) of Plymouth; Steven (Lucretia) of Eagan; and Duane (Mary) of Woodbury; Brother: Albert Maki of New Brighton; and eight Grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 11 AM in Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Pastor Jan Mehloff officiated. Lee Mogen was the organist. Burial was held Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake. Memorials are preferred to Hope Lutheran Church, PO Box 422, Moose Lake, MN 55767 and will used for local scholarships to Voyageurs Youth Ministry. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
NINA MAE SALO
Nina Mae Salo, 79 of Cloquet died Saturday, January 21, 2006 in Sunnyside Health Care Center in Cloquet. She was born March 2, 1926 in Crosby to George and Mae (Wilmot) Johnson. She grew up in Esko and graduated from Esko High School in 1943. Nina married Harold Salo on May 6, 1944 in Esko. From 1964 until 1983, Nina was a cook at the Esko School and was the head cook for 10 of those years. She moved to Florida in 1985 and returned to Cloquet in 1994. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. While her kids were in school, Nina was active and was a past president of the PTA. She was also the Vice President of the Esko all class reunion in 1976 and was active in the Thomson Township Fair. Nina enjoyed bowling in her younger days.
Nina was preceded in death by her husband Harold in February 1995 and her parents.
She is survived by four sons, Tom ( Mary) of Pittsville, Wisc., Terry (Marlene) of Cloquet, Frank (Susan) of Jupiter, Florida, and Jeff (Cindy) of Esko; brother, George ÒJoeÓ (Barbara) Johnson of Warba; sister, Katharine (Raymond H.) Maki of Esko; seven grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
The family would like to extend their sincerely appreciation to the staff at the Horizons Assisted Living and to the nurses and staff at Sunnyside Health Care Center for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Nina.
Gathering of family and friends: 10 until the 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service Thursday, January 26, 2006 in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th St. in Cloquet. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home.
VERNON A. MODROW
Vernon A. Modrow, 64, formerly of Willow River, died January 18, 2006, in Minneapolis. He was born November 9, 1941, in St. Cloud to Albert and Elvera (Swanson) Modrow. Vernon is a 1961 graduate of Willow River High School. Vernon enjoyed his time spent with family and friends.
Vernon is preceded in death by his father, Albert.
Vernon is survived by his wife, Della of Minneapolis; his mother, Elvera, of Willow River; 1 daughter, Betty (Terrance Pekas) Klier of St. Cloud; 1 step-daughter, Mary (Billy Gordon) Cloutier of Minneapolis; 1 granddaughter, Sarah Klier; 3 step-grandchildren, Lydia, Peter and Sonny Cloutier; 1 brother, Donald Modrow, of Bovey; 1 sister, June (Jim) Krogstad of North Branch.
Visitation will be Friday, January 27, from 12 until the 1 P.M. service in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Willow River. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hanson-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
EARL LLOYD TALLMAN
Earl Lloyd Tallman, age 83, of Barron, WI, died Fri., Jan. 20, 2006, at his home. Earl was born on Aug. 29, 1922 to Claude and Cora (Bunnell) Tallman in Chetek, WI, where he grew up and received his education. As a young man, he then moved to Andover, OH, and went to work as a welder for General American Transit Company in Sharon, PA. On June 17, 1951, Earl married Margaret Wheeler in Andover, OH. After their marriage, Earl continued working as a welder and also farmed. He later sold the farm and continued working as a welder. After 20 years plus as a welder, Earl quit working at the mill and became an auctioneer before moving to Michigan where he and his wife operated a used furniture business until 1972, at which time they moved to Barron and Earl went to work for Jerome Turkey Farms until his retirement in 1975.
Earl was a good-natured, joke-telling man who enjoyed being with people. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and making wreaths for each major holiday. Earl also was noted throughout parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan for being Mr. Santa Claus for many years; a role that earned him the Hometown Hero Award in Moose Lake, MN.
He is survived by 2 sons: Earl (Connie) Tallman of Garfield, MN, and Lloyd (Diane) Tallman of Willmar, MN; 1 daughter, Martha (Mark) Hendrickson of Cameron, WI; 14 grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Arnold (Rosie) Tallman of Augusta, WI; 2 sisters: Mary Belle Amans of Chippewa Falls, WI and Ardith Fritzgerald of Cameron, WI.
Earl was preceded in death by his wife; 4 brothers and 2 sisters.
Visitation was held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. from the Jarocki Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Rice Lake and also at the Funeral Home on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Service. Funeral Service for Earl Tallman were held at 10:30 Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2006, at Jarocki Funeral Chapel in Rice Lake with Rev. Donald Berry officiating. Burial followed in Wayside Cemetery in Barron, WI.
Taylor Elizabeth Hoffman, infant daughter of William and Angela Hoffman of Hermantown went to be one of God's little angels on Tuesday, February 21, 2006.
Taylor was born Monday, February 13, 2006 in Duluth.
In addition to her parents, Taylor will be sadly missed by her brothers, Brandon, Nicholas and Will; sister, Sara (Dan) Freiermuth; maternal grandparents, Susan and Glenn Laspi of Munger; uncles, Richard (Gail) Hoffman, Douglas (Nancy) Hoffman, Tim Laspi and Jeff (Lissa) Laspi; aunts, Shirley (John) Adamic and Jennifer Laspi; 5 cousins, 2 nieces and 1 nephew.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Wilfred and Ellen Hoffman and a cousin, Jacob Adamic.
Funeral service was Saturday, February 25, 2006 in Salem Lutheran Church in Hermantown.
Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.
Sylvia (Maatta) Johnson, 92, Esko, died Sunday, February 19, 2006 in Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton after a long battle with congestive heart failure.
She was born November 12, 1913 in Kettle River to August and Elizabeth Maatta. Sylvia married George A. Johnson of Esko on August 14, 1937. In addition to being a superb homemaker, she also worked through the years as a store clerk, bookkeeper, dental assistant, nurse's aide, seamstress and home health aide. She was a gifted gardener whose home and yard were always aglow with an amazing variety of plants and flowers.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1995; parents; sisters, Gertrude (Jack) Sao, Linda (Richard) Warren, and Valma (Clayton) LaCroix, and brothers, John (Eva) Maatta, and Anselm (Walma) Maatta.
Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Karen (Davis) Halberg of Esko; granddaughter, Heidi (Cory) Wendland of Esko; grandsons, Bill (Arja) Hallberg of Helsinki, Finland, and Adam (Katie) Helberg of Esko; great grandchildren, Emily and Andrew Wendland and Carle, Danelle, and Isabelle Helberg all of Esko.
The family extends its gratitude for Sylvia's care in recent years to the staffs at Horizon Homes, Sunnyside Health Care Center, Cloquet Hospital, and Inter-Faith Care Center.
Funeral service was Thursday, February 23, 2006. Burial will be in the spring in Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery in Esko.