KENNETH A. EARNEST
Kenneth A. Earnest, 79, Minneapolis, formerly of Moose Lake, died Saturday, February 11, 2006 in Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis. He was born on April 16, 1926 to Josef and Annie (Carlson) Earnest. Kenneth grew up in Moose Lake and attended Moose Lake High School. He lived in Duluth for a short time before moving to Minneapolis where he lived for over 50 years. Kenneth graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Economics. Of the several occupations that Kenneth had, he truly enjoyed driving semi truck. He liked walking, biking and loved gaining knowledge through his avid reading and use of the computer.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Floyd.
He will be lovingly remembered by his sister: Glannie (Leonard) Wiehe of Prairie Village, Kansas and 13 cousins.
Visitation will be from 10 until the 11 AM services Thursday, February 16, 2006 in Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake. Pastor Todd Van Zee will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
EILEEN ETHELYN SKELTON
Eileen E. Skelton, age 82, of Esko, passaed away Sunday, February 5, 2006 at Green Acre Country Care in North Branch, surrounded by her family. She was born October 7, 1923 in Kettle River to Nick and Hulda (Silampaa) Koivisto and was united in marriage to Leonard Skelton on May 3, 1941 in Moose Lake. Eileen was a longtime area resident, living in Carlton from 1948 until moving to Esko in 1970. She was member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Carlton and the Bethesda Lutheran Church Women. Eileen enjoyed quilting at the church, gardening and working in her yard, and cooking for anyone who came to visit.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard; one son, Roger Skelton; one grandson, Kevin Riddell; and three brothers, Arnold, Roland, and Rueben Koivisto. She is survived by her five children, Janice Rodd of Cedar, Allan (Karen) Skelton of Duluth, Joyce (Dave) Johnson of Prior Lake, Steve (Mary) Skelton of Red Wing, and Faye (Bob) Corson of Chaska; one brother, Allan (Evelyn) Koivisto of Battleground, WA; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Thursday, February 9, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. memorial service at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Carlton. Spring inurnment will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Kettle River. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Bethesda Lutheran Church. The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet to assist them with arrangements.
EDMUND JOHN MIKROT
Edmund John Mikrot, 48, of Finlayson, died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at his home. He was born October 18, 1957, in Minneapolis to John B. and Philomae (Balut) Mikrot, Sr. Edmund was a 1975 graduate of Willow River High School. He was employed for 28 years with Plastech Corporation of Rush City. Edmund enjoyed fishing, hunting, hobby farming and especially spending time with his nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Edmund is preceded in death by his father, John B. Mikrot, Sr.
Edmund is survived by his mother, Philomae Mikrot of Willow River; 1 son, Troy Mikrot of North Branch; 1 brother, John B.(Cleown) Mikrot, Jr. of Willow River; 2 sisters, Jeanine (Earl) Dehmer of Monicello and DeeAnn (Stanley) Steffensen of Kenai, Alaska; nieces and nephews, Carson and Dominic Dehmer, Hope, Ellery and Paul Steffensen and Grace and John Mikrot, III.
Visitation will be Friday, March 10, 2006, from 6-8 P.M. with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM and Saturday, March 11 from 9:30 — 10:30 AM in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Willow River with Father Timothy Deutsch as the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Willow River. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
HELEN EDLA SCHMIDT
Helen Edla Schmidt, 81, of Moose Lake, passed away on January 30, 2006 in St. Mary's Hospice Care, Duluth. She was born February 24, 1924 in Moose Lake to Arthur and Mary (Sippola) Forse. Helen was United In Marriage to Eugene R. Schmidt on April 8, 1944, in Moose Lake. She was a seasonal worker at General Andrews Nursery in Willow River. Helen and Eugene also farmed in Silver Township. Helen was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Mary's Circle of Hope Lutheran Church and Busy Bees.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; 1 son, Dale; 5 brothers; 2 sisters.
Helen is survived by 1 son, David (Kim) Schmidt of Stacy; 1 daughter, Susan (Judd) Starr of Tucson, AZ; daughter-in-law, Denise Schmidt of Moose Lake; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Doris (Elgin) Johansen, Lillian (Myron) Ostlund and Tina (Arnie) Hagfors; special Goddaughter, Dawn Marie Schatz; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation was Saturday, February 4, 2006, from 10 until the 11 AM service in Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake with Pastor Nathan Anderson officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake. Memorials are preferred to Hope Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
MICHELLE JOANNE DOYLE
Michelle Joanne Doyle, 47, died Tues., Jan. 17, 2006. The native of Kettle River, MN, moved to Metter, GA, in 1976 and was a member of the Metter Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Michelle was a serious student of the Bible and allowed her life to be guided by its principles. She had a strong faith in God and Christ, finding hope and comfort in their promises for the future. She loved to play the piano and guitar, spending time with her pets and riding horses.
Survivors are Michelle's husband, Douglas Doyle, of Metter; daughter, Leah Marlayna Doyle, of Metter; mother, Winnifred Newman, of Reidsville; brothers and sisters: Debbie Burk, Laurie Horne, Mitch Newman, Dave Newman, Luan Newman, and Rod Newman.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 28, 2006 at Metter Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Metter, GA. Visitation was held Fri., Jan. 27, 2006, from 5-8:00 p.m. at Morgan Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the charity of your choice.
SUSAN D. BERDICE
Funeral Service for Susan D. Berdice, 58, of Aurora, MN, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2006, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Aurora with Rev. Elton Brown officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2006, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora and will continue for one hour prior to the Service on Friday. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Aurora.
Mrs. Berdice died Sunday, February 5, 2006, in the White Community Hospital in Aurora.
She was born May 15, 1947 in Moose Lake, MN, to Carl and Eiffel (Mossberg) Ohlin. She was a graduate of Moose Lake High School and later attended Itasca Community College. She was a graduate of Bemidji State College, earning a degree in Elementary Education. Following her education she taught school in Kettle River, MN. She married Edward Berdice, September 2, 1972, in Moose Lake.
The couple moved to Aurora, where Sue taught elementary school at the Cina School, Boase Elementary and at Mesabi East with over 30 years of service. She retired in 2005.
Sue was a member of the United Methodist Church in Aurora and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed her afternoon walks with friends, visiting and traveling. Sue especially enjoyed traveling the Scandinavian countries and enjoyed her Swedish heritage.
Her kind and gentle spirit touched us all and she will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband, Edward; siblings: Nancy (Art) Forse of Moose Lake, Clayton Ohlin of Moose Lake, Graydon Ohlin of Moose Lake, Grace (Dave) Hall of Cloquet, and Gail (Steve Showcatally) Hunt of St. Paul; one niece, Britta Hall; two nephews: Gene Hall and Austin Hall.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two nephews, Gus and Carl.
Rosamond L. (Rosie) Grabow of Willow River passed away at St. Cloud Hospital January 20, 2006 with his family at his side at the age of 89 years.
Rosie was born June 7, 1916 in Eden Township, Brown County, Minnesota to Fred and Edith Grabow. He served with the United States Army from 1941 to 1942 in the European Theater. He married Evelyn Hubler on October 14, 1967. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Willow River where he served as an elder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Walter, Arthur, Ethel, Lance, Gertrude Hansen, Weldon, Erna Purrier and stepdaughter, Michelle Mattson.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a stepson, Michael Wright of Minneapolis; stepdaughters, Linda (Milton) Smith of Lawton, OK and Teresa (Larry)Vollbrecht of Deer River, MN; 11 grandchildren, Michael Jr., Stacy, Jamie and Nathan Wright, Lisa Jassen and Michael Mattson, Zachariah and Jeremiah Smith, Matthew, Camron and Katherine Vollbrecht and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Rosamond Grabow were held on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church in Willow River with Rev. Bonnie Del Greco officiating. Music provided by Linda Smith, Milton Smith and Zachary Smith. Organist was Bernice Smith. Readers were Camron Vollbrecht and Matthew Vollbrecht. Interment at Bruno Cemetery at a later date. Military Honors accorded by Willow River American Legion Post 163 and Denham-Sturgeon Lake American Legion Post 361. Arrangements by Methven Funeral Home, Sandstone, MN.
SIGFRED EMIL DAHLBERG
Sigfred Emil Dahlberg, 83, Moose Lake, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 in Kanabec Hospital in Mora. Sigfred was born on August 2, 1922 in Moose Lake to Carl and Amanda (Gustafson) Dahlberg and grew up on a farm west of Moose Lake. He served in the United States Army in Europe during WWII from 1943 until 1946. After the service, Sigfred returned to Moose Lake. On September 21, 1946, Sigfred married Greta Berggren in Sturgeon River, Saskatchewan, Canada. They lived in Moose Lake their entire married life. Sigfred worked for many years and retired from Conwed in Cloquet. He was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake where he had been involved in several committees. He was a very proud past commander of the District American Legion and the Pederson-Maunula American Legion Post #379 of Moose Lake.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Greta on August 12, 2005; a brother: Edwin; and three sisters: Elva, Margaret, and Doris.
Sigfred will be lovingly remembered by his four sons: Edwin (Donna) of Boise, Idaho; Rodney (Linda) of Truman; Kenneth (Shanna) of Moose Lake; and Wayne (Suzanne) of Sparta, New Jersey; a daughter: Donna (Ray) Arnold of Moose Lake; 13 Grandchildren: Paula (Scott) Danelski; Tara (Tim) Barrett; Douglas (Laurie) Dahlberg; Mike Dahlberg; Katherine Dahlberg; Brad (Carrie) Dahlberg; Blake (Christina) Dahlberg; Teri (Ricky) Hodgett; Angela (Isaac) Gran; Tanya Dahlberg and Fianc': Taggert Medgaarden; Chad Dahlberg and Fiancé: Greta Giersdorf; Nicolas Dahlberg; and Anders Dahlberg. 13 Great Grandchildren: Katelyn, Kade, & Zachary Danelski; Courtney, MacKenzie, Riley, & Brady Dahlberg.
Carter & Ava Gran; Ryan & Greta Barrett; Ronald Dahlberg; and Erik Dahlberg; Special Exchange Student/Son: Osvaldo Dante Blengini and wife Adriana of Cordoba, Argentina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Monday, February 6, 2005 at 11 AM in Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Pastor Jan Mehlhoff officiated. Lee Mogen was the organist. Casket Bearers were be Sigfred's Grandsons: Douglas Dahlberg, Mike Dahlberg, Brad Dahlberg, Blake Dahlberg, Chad Dahlberg, Nicolas Dahlberg, and Anders Dahlberg. Honorary Bearers were the Moose Lake Honor Guard. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake with Full Military Honors by the Moose Lake Honor Guard. Memorials are preferred to the Moose Lake Honor Guard, 710 Industrial Blvd., Moose Lake, MN 55767. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.