James Young "Jim" Gould
James Young "Jim" Gould, 53, of Holyoke died Thursday, July 7, 2006. He was born December 16, 1952 in Woon Socket, R.I. to Warren and Simone (Beaudoin) gould. Jim was a 1971 graduate of Woon Socket High School. He served his country in the United States Air Force. Jim was united in marriage to Christine VanVickle. He was a pipe insulator with Local 49. Jim was a grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous.
He is survived by his wife, Christine; daughter, Andrea Gould; sons, James Vick and Nathan Gould; parents Warren and Simone; sisters, Karen Gould, Susan Gould and brothers David and Brian Gould.
Memorial Services were held Sunday, July 9, 2006 at the Cremation Society of Minnesota Chapel, Duluth. Burial took place in the Precious Blood Cemetery in Woon Socket, R.I. Services entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota.
Eugene J. Balut, Sr.
Eugene J. Balut, Sr., 57, beloved father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2006 at his home. He was born December 2, 1948 to Joseph and Irene (Gresczyk) Balut. Eugene grew up and lived in the Willow River area all his life. He will be fondly remembered for his love of gardening, fishing, hunting, country western movies, classic country music and collection of odds and ends items, all of which he enjoyed immensely.
Eugene is preceded in death by his father, Joseph and brother, Dean.
Eugene is survived by his mother, Irene Balut; 3 sons, Eugene (Theresa) Balut Jr., Tom (Lisa) Balut and Scott (Chas) Balut; 2 grandchildren, Erika and Kayleigh; 2 sisters, Janell Ketchmark, Bernadette (Nels) Balut; 4 brothers, Richard (Cindy) Balut, David (Kristi) Balut, Bernard (Jackie) Balut and Joseph (Becky) Balut; several nieces and nephews and dear friend, Mary Johnson.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 12 from 10 until the 11 AM Service in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake with Father Timothy Deutsch as the celebrant. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Willow River. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Ruth Harriet Ketola
Ruth Harriet Ketola, 82, Esko, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006 in St. Luke's Hospital. She was born on October 20, 1923 in moose Lake, the daughter of Conrad and Sophie (Jorgensen) Ohlgren.
Ruth Married Arthur Ketola on December 4, 1943. She was active in the Homemakers Club and Carlton County Homemakers Extension and was a very active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Cloquet, and was in charge of the church Lutefish Dinners and Lenten Soup Suppers for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1977; a sister, Marguerite McWilliams and two brothers, Louis Ohlgren and Arthur Ohlgren.
Ruth is survived by two sons, John Ketola of Esko and James (Susan) Ketola of Cloquet; two daughters, Gayle (Michael) Huseth of Mahtomedi, MN and Doreen )Daryl) Hendrickson of Cloquet: two brothers, Norman (Dorothy) Ohlgren of Clyde Park, MT. and Eilef Ohlgren of Clear Lake, MN; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were held on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Cloquet. Interment followed at Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.
James Allen Kliniski
James Allen Kliniski, 35, Sturgeon Lake, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006 in Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake with his family and friends by his side.
Jimmy was born at Mercy Hospital on January 16, 1971 to Victor and Helen (Swarmer) Kliniski. He attended Willow River High School graduating in 1989. During high school, Jimmy worked for Combined Construction and Rehbein Sod Farm. After graduating, he went to work at Kerrick Sod Co. which resulted in a hit and run construction accident leaving him paralyzed from the waist down leading to lung cancer which eventually took him from us.
Jimmy enjoyed feeding the deer, riding his 4-wheelers, raising beef cows, fishing, playing cards, gardening, and working on projects in his garage. Jimmy was an instrumental part of helping run his family's farm, and will be terribly missed.
He was preceded in death by his aunt, Delores Wisneski and his Grandfather: Joseph Kliniski.
Jimmy will be lovingly remembered forever by his parents, Helen and Victor Kliniski, Sr. of Sturgeon Lake; two brothers: Vic Jr. (Kristi) Kliniski of Sturgeon Lake and Johnny Kliniski of Sturgeon Lake; and his sister:
Roxanne (Packy DeSmedt) Kliniski of Sturgeon Lake; his nephews: Robert, Tommy, and Louie Kliniski; his niece: Gracie Kliniski; special cousins: Wendy and Sarah Link, his grandmother: Effie Kliniski of Sturgeon Lake; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jimmy will be missed by his dogs: Chubby, Saddie, Molly, Wheezie, Dolly, Fannie, and Pugsy Wilson. Our family would like to extend a thank you to Barb Orth, Dr. Sande, and the National Cancer Society and also a special thanks to all of Jimmy's nurses that took such special care of him.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at Noon on Saturday, July 15, 2006 in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Moose Lake. Father Eamonn Boland was the celebrant. Mary Rose Varo provided the music. Casket Bearers were Ron Zuk, Scott Balut, Jason Johnson, Bob Kwapick, John Kliniski, and Vic Kliniski, Jr. Cremation followed the Mass with private family inurnment at a later date in St. Isidore's Catholic Cemetery, Sturgeon Lake.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Jill S. Torkelson
Jill S. Torkelson, 54, Willow River, MN died suddenly on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 in Minnetonka. She was born on February 29, 1952 in Superior, Wisconsin to Robert W. and Beatrice (Carlson) Jackson. Jill lived in Superior for a few years before moving to Connecticut with her family. They later moved to Hopkins where she attended high school graduating in 1970. Jill lived in various states while her first husband, Arvid was in the military. In the 1980's, Jill moved to Sturgeon Lake and began working at Mercy Health Care Center. On March 15, 1991, Jill married RolandButchî Buetow and they continued to live in Sturgeon Lake and Jill helped him raise his children. Butch died on December 13, 1996. Jill continued to work at Mercy Health Care Center and later transferred to Mercy Hospital where she worked as a CNA. On October 11, 1997, Jill married Leon Torkelson at Lord Fletcher's on Lake Minnetonka. She moved to the Torkelson Spruce Grove Farm in Sturgeon Lake Township where she had many pets and enjoyed her love for animals. Jill was instrumental in helping prepare for the 2003 Torkelson Spruce Grove Farm Centennial which she and Leon hosted. Jill also loved flowers and gardening and was dreaming about beginning a greenhouse someday at the farm. She was known for her outgoing personality and her generous giving and caring spirit which she passionately showed to her family, friends, and patients she took care of.
She was preceded in death by her mother: Beatrice (Carlson) Jackson; husband: Roland "Butch" Buetow; and a step-daughter: Alishia Buetow.
Jill will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, Leon Torkelson of Willow River; son: Gary Kull of Hopkins; father: Robert W. Jackson of Willow River; two step children: Josh Buetow of Montana and Natasha Buetow of Waconia; former husband: Arvid Kull of Dassel; mother-in-law: Olga Torkelson of Moose Lake; four sister-in-laws: Lois (Russell) Johnson of Moose Lake; Melva (Lennon) Hecker of Moose Lake; Edna (Robert L.) Jackson of Minneapolis; and Jean (Mike) Zimmerman of Lexington; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Services were held on Saturday, July 15 at 2:00 PM in Family Worship Church of the Assemblies of God, Moose Lake. Pastor Hal Kamppi officiated. Judy Finifrock provided the music. Casket Bearers were Gary Kull, Jeff Olson, Ed Maehren, Dick Balcer, Rick Worringer, Al Berg, Ron Buetow, Tracy Brown, Ray Buetow, Chad Balcer, John Drewitz, Gary Maloney, Mike Buetow, and Mike Anthony. Following the services, there was a procession with a horse drawn hearse to the funeral home. Burial was held on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 11 AM in Bennett Cemetery, Bennett, Wisconsin. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Alice Marie Paulus
Alice Marie Paulus, 85, passed away July 4, 2006. She was a resident at Diamond Willow. Alice was born in Duluth to John B. and Anna A Solem on December 28, 1921. Alice was preceded in death by her husband Stanley W. Jensen, son of Oscar and Helene Jensen.
Alice met Stanley while he was in the Navy. They were married September 20,1947.
She was preceded in death by her four brothers and two sisters: John (Lucille), Chris (Linnea), Howard (Pat) and Arne (Bev), Karen (Cal) Aase and Ann (Jim) Dahl.
Alice is survived by her sister Agnes (Bob Lindgren), three children Karen (Bob) Billings of White Bear Lake; Warren (Diane) Jensen, Lantana, Florida and Daniel (Linda) Jensen; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Alice (sweetheart) will be sadly missed by dearest companion, Donald P. Paulus and family. Service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 21, 2006 at Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake.
Joseph D. Virkus
Joseph D. Virkus, 39, of Moose Lake, died Sunday, July 9, 2006 in Sturgeon lake Township, Pine County, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born on September 29, 1966, in Duluth to Donald and Martha (Savage) Virkus, and lived in Wrenshall for seven years before moving to Britt, MN.
Joseph was a 1985 graduate of the Roosevelt High School in Virginia and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He worked at the State Correctional Facility in Faribault, MN, for four years and at the Federal Prison in Sandstone as a electronics technician.
Joseph was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Sturgeon Lake, Knights of Columbus Council 4798 Sturgeon Lake, where he was the Grand Knight, was a member of the Sturgeon Lake Volunteer Fire Department and was a union secretary.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Virkus in 2003.
Survivors include his father, Donald Virkus of Britt; siblings, Andrew (Pamela) Virkus, Marie (Dennis) Loop, James Virkus, Suzette Virkus, Elizabeth Virkus and Margaret Virkus; nieces and nephews, Andreanna, Kathrine, Mathew, Michael, Victoria, Taylor and Bethany.
Services were Thursday, July 13, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Virginia. Military Honors were accorded by the Virginia Servicemen's Honor Guard. Burial was in New Holy Family Cemetery in Cloquet. Arrangements by Landmark Funeral Home of Virginia.
Larry Ralph Dahlen
Larry Ralph Dahlen, 63, of Sturgeon Lake, passed away, Sunday, July 9, 2006 in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake. He was born April 15, 1943 in Windemere Township to Louis and Alice (Larson) Dahlen. Larry was a veteran of the United States Navy and loved to go fishing.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Larry is survived by 3 brothers, Robert Dahlen of Cloquet, Dale Dahlen of Sturgeon Lake and Dave Dahlen of Portland; 1 sister, Betty Beebout of Tahlequah, OK; many nieces, nephews and friends.
A gathering of family and friends was on Friday, July 14 from 12 until the 1 P.M. Memorial Service in Oak Lake Lutheran Church, Kerrick Township with Pastor Nathan Anderson officiated. Inurnment will be in Blomskog Cemetery, Windemere Township.
Robert E. McKnight
McKnight, Robert E. "Bob e" Age 59 of Sturgeon Lake Formerly of South St. Paul & Inver Grove Heights July 15, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Preceded in death by father, Robert (Bob) McKnight & mother Lillian Henke. He is survived by son, Alan E. McKnight & Daughter Laurie L. McKnight; sister, Judy (Frank) Borgeson, Scottsdale, AZ; Brother, Gary McKnight, Cottage Grove, MN; Stepfather, Winston (Bud) Henke; Stepsisters, Pam (Tony) Lippert & Laurie Henke; and nieces & nephews. Naval Veteran and a Mason. Robert was active in the Sturgeon Lake Area Community Affairs. Interment was at Ft. Snelling Cemetery.