Raymond James Guite
Raymond James Guite, 88 of Blackhoof died Wednesday, July 26, 2006 in Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. He was born April 17, 1918 in Duluth to Alfred and Cecelia Guite. Ray attended school in Duluth. He was a Navy veteran serving his country during WWII. Ray married Jeanette Pringle on December 24, 1944 in Duluth. He worked for Greyhound Bus Lines as a mechanic until 1951. In 1952 he began working at the Wrenshall Oil Refinery until retiring in 1982.
Ray was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada with family and friends. He was a great story teller. In later years, he enjoyed his flowers, especially roses.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanette; sons, Michael (Georgia) of Cloquet and David (Joan) of Barnum; daughters, Diane Paschal of Dallas, Texas and Linda (Don) Ginn of Omaha, Nebraska; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his loyal pal, Satchell.
Visitation: 10 until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service Monday, July 31, 2006 in Elim Lutheran Church in Blackhoof. Burial will be in Elim Lutheran Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Carlton VFW Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.
Rosanne Gertrude Helle
Rosanne Gertrude Helle 41, Sturgeon Lake, formerly of Montevideo, passed away at her sister's home. She was born October 2, 1964 to Bill and Iris (Weingarth) Miltz in Glenwood, Minnesota. She passed away on Friday, July 28th after a long battle with cancer. She was baptized on November 6, 1966 and confirmed her faith on May 4, 1980. She graduated from Montevideo High School in 1983 and continued her formal education with one year of college. Rosanne married Dan Helle on May 3, 1986 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Montevideo and this union was blessed with two daughters. They had moved to Sturgeon Lake in October 2005 but chose Montevideo to celebrate the renewal of their marriage vows on April 29, 2006.
She loved camping, computers, scrapbooks, decorating for holidays, particularly Halloween, vacationing in Mexico and working puzzles. Her most special times were those spent with her family.
After a courageous two year battle with cancer, Rosanne was called to her heavenly home. She was 41.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Dan and their daughters Samantha and Shelby of Sturgeon Lake, MN; her siblings: Dennis Miltz of Rogers; Bonnie (& Wayne) Sanderson of Siren, WI; Gary (& Barb) Huntley of Montevideo; Cindy Staab of Moundsview; Pam Fagen (&Jim Dohrer) of St. Cloud; Pat (& Jeff) Moot of Plymouth; and Harriet Huntley (& Rita Lichtblau) of Delano; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Joe in September 2005, her great nephew Anthony Lee and her mother-in-law Margaret Hubel.
Services were held Tuesday, August 1, 2006 in Montevideo. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Neal S. Idso
Neal S. Idso, 81, Sweet Home, Oregon, died of terminal lung disease at the twin Oaks Nursing Home inn Sweet Home on July 24, 2006.
Graveside services will held in the Sunset Cemetery in Moose Lake for family and friends.
Neal S. Idso was born July 23, 1924 at home near Sisseton, South Dakota to Kathryn and Charlie Idso. Neal lived with his family on farms in that vicinity and in the Mille Las Lake area of Minnesota as a young child. In 1933, the family moved back to a family farm near Sisseton and Neal lived there, attending country school and farming until he joined the U.S. Coast Guard in October of 1943. He served in the military until his retirement in 1966. He then worked on board commercial ships as a cook for 11 years.
He moved to Moose Lake and lived there until 1991. He enjoyed upholstering work and being a substitute cook at various businesses. He was a member of the VFW. In 1991, Neal moved to Sweet Home, Oregon where his sister, Shirley Eday lived. Neal enter the Twin Oaks Nursing Home on July 3, 2006.
Survivors include two sisters, Collen Hubert of Lamberton, Minnesota and Audrey Hensnan of Lacey, Washington; a sister-in-law, Doris Stubbs of Little Canada, MN and four nieces and six nephews. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Quentin and Virgil and one sister, Shirley and by his parents, Kathryn and Charlie Idso.
Rose V. Jones
Rose V. Jones, 93, of Willow River passed away on July 24, 2006 at Mercy Health Care Center in Moose Lake.
Rose was born in Bremen Township on November 30, 1912 to Charles and Agnes (Brandle) Youngberg.
Rose is preceded in death by her husband, Laverne Lewis Jones, March 18, 1965; sons, Robert "Bob" R. Jones, August 27, 1998, Lloyd E. Jones, September 10, 1968 and Howard L. Jones, February 7, 2002.
Rose is survived by her son, Lewis Jones and sisters, Gert Novak and Irene Olson, 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service to be held Saturday, August 5, 2006, 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at the Cremation Society of Minnesota Chapel, 4100 Grand Avenue Duluth, Minnesota.
Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota 624-5200.
Kathleen "Kay" C. Pavelka
Kathleen "Kay" C. Pavelka, 81, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2006 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.
She was born on Nov. 1,1924 to Frank and Elsie (Weiner) Schultz in Hinckley, MN.
She married James "Jim" Pavelka on March 6, 1943 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Hinckley. She was a lifelong resident of Hinckley and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and St. Patrick's Cathoic Church, where she was active in the church's ladies groups and the choir. Kay enjoyed her flower gardens, dancing, and bike riding. She loved being with her family and adored her grand kids, and great-grandkids. If anyone was around, she always had a good meal on the table. Kay was famous for her potato salad. She loved to sit and read, and watch birds at the many feeders she had. Kay also spent a lot of time traveling around the U.S. with her husband Jim.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, and broth-in-law Doug Pulkrabek.
Kay is survived by her husband Jim; three sons, James (Theresa) of Pine City, John (Sandy_ of Askov, Ralph (Sandy) of Hinckley; one daughter, Lynn (Jim) Peterson of Hermantown; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (Gerry) Schultz of Sandstone, Frank (Sharon) Schultz of Blaine; three sisters, Ruthanne Pulkrabek of Bloomington, Alyce (Elmar) Davis of Mora and Jeanne (Arnie) Johnson of Esko.
Services were held Monday, July 24, 2006 at St. Patrick;'s Catholic Church in Hinckley. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery, Hinckley.
Arrangements by Tatting-Methven Funeral Home, Hinckley.
JANET MARIANNE PALKIE
Janet Marianne Palkie, 72, of Cloquet died Saturday, June 10, 2006 in her home.
She was born February 9, 1934 in Duluth to Clarence and Molly (Benson) Anderson. Janet graduated from proctor high school in 1952. On October 17, 1959, she married Dr. Jack A. Palkie. Janet was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church and was very active in WMF.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; and three brothers, John, Stuart and Dean Anderson.
She is survived by her son, Michael (Karla) of Garrison, MN; daughters, Jacklyn (Larry) McMartin of St. Thomas, ND and Nadine (Brent) McMillan of Grafton, ND; grandchildren, Bethany, Abigail, Hannah, Hope, Able, and Chloe Palkie, Alex McMartin, Jacob and Lindsay McMillian; sisters -in-law, Marlys Anderson of Cloquet and Beverly Colby of Sandstone; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 123, 2006 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Burial was in Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery in Esko. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet.
JUNE JULLIET CHRISTENSEN
June Julliet Christensen, age 81, died Saturday June 10th at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born to Lewis and Anna (Hatleli) Standish September 7, 1924 at Arthyde, MN. She married Anthony (Tony) Christensen March 29, 1942. They left farming to move to Duluth in 1958 where she attended beauty school and worked for Sears. June took an early retirement in 1974 to Sturgeon Lake, she returned to Duluth in 2000 to live near her children. June was an active woman, and loved being outdoors, riding her four wheeler, and camping. She liked sewing, and was a member of local homemakers club. June was extremely proud of her family, and always took an interest in what they were doing, never passing up an opportunity to brag about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. A special thanks to Dr. Steven Long, the staff at St. Luke's and the Benedictine Health Center for their kind and compassionate care.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
June is survived by her son, Owen (Claudia) Christensen, daughter Carol (Robert) Brouse, two sisters Adelia Roy and Annette Smith, grandchildren Cord (Dusti) Christensen, Kelsey (London) Wilmot, Keely (Lee) Gelineau, Marin Christensen, James A. Brouse and Brad R. Brouse, great-grandchildren Jake and Gavin Wilmot, Kyri and Annika Christensen, D'Angelo Gelineau, and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service held 11AM Saturday June 17, 2006 at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Avenue, Duluth, MN. (218) 624-5200. There will be a visitation prior to services and a reception following services.
GLENN ERICK OLSON
Glenn Erick Olson was born April 2, 1932 to Glenn Sr. and Mary (Smith) Olson in Sturgeon Lake, MN. He graduated from Willow River High School in 1950. He attended Augsburg College for a year before entering the U.S. Air Force. After serving four years in the Air Force, he returned to college attending the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis campus and graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1959. He married Susan Booker on June 20. 1958 at her parents home in Balsam Township, Aitkin County. Glenn taught in the Milaca Schools for 29 years. He was a member of the Milaca United Methodist Church. He was an active volunteer in the Milaca community, delivering meals on wheels and driving people to doctor's appointments. He enjoyed traveling, photography and spending time with his grandchildren. He died at his home in Milaca on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 6 days.
He is survived by his wife, Susan of Milaca; two daughters, Kristen and husband Ken Kokkinen of Bloomington and Erika and husband Bill Weber of Bloomington; six grandchildren, Siiri, Alex, Jack, Jacob, Henry and Hannah; sister, Pat and husband Stan Misukanis of Sturgeon Lake; also by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at 11 AM at the Milaca United Methodist Church with Rev. Woo Jae Im officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. Arr. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home of Milaca.