Elizabeth Ann (Jurek) Keeler
Elizabeth Ann (Jurek) Keeler, 38, of Eden Prairie, MN, has left our world on Tuesday, June 5, 2001.
Colon cancer has taken this vivacious, beautiful, young woman from her family and friends.
Beth graduated from Duluth Est High School in 1981 and the college of Scholastica in 1985. She was a member of Pax Christi Catholic Community, where she taught religious instruction. She was previously employed as a project manager at Blue Cross of Minnesota and TKI Consulting.
Beth is survived by her husband, David; a daughter, Brittany; a son, Kyle; her parents, Jerome and Cheryl Jurek of Duluth; a brother, Jon Jurek of Duluth; a sister, Ann (John) Altmann and daughters, of Chippewa Falls, WI; her grandmothers Evelyn Ramsdell of Brainerd and Martha Kulas of Kettle River; and extended family and friends.
Visitation was held 3 p.m. Friday, with a Mass following at 5 p.m. in Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be used to procure a memorial bench for Beth.
Josephine "Jo" Martha Buttala Westerdahl
Josephine "Jo" Martha Buttala Westerdahl, 86, of Moose Lake passed away
in Mercy Hospital on Monday, June 4, 2001, at 9:30 p.m. of heart failure.
She was born on March 9, 1915
in Greenland, Michigan, to Louise and George Buttala. The family moved to Hibbing where she graduated from Hibbing High School, and went on to complete her nursing degree from the College of Saint Scholastica at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth. She married Edward Westerdahl in 1944, and they moved to Phoenix, Az., where her husband died in September 1945.
Her only child, Edward John Westerdahl, of Roseville was born in Phoenix in December 1945. She worked in hospitals in Phoenix, Az., Duluth, Golden Valley, and most recently in Moose Lake where she retired as director of education at Moose Lake State Hospital. Her passion for training nurses was exceeded only by her passion for serving her Lord and Savior through her ministry of helping her fellow man. She was very active within her church and community. She faithfully volunteered for 10 years in prison ministry at both the Minnesota State Prison in Duluth and the Sandstone Federal Prison, where she conducted Bible Studies and befriended prisoners. She was also an active volunteer at the food shelf and the hospital and health care facility in Moose Lake. She was secretary for the diocesan council and a leader in the local legion of Mary.
Her husband and sister Antoinette Rossman preceded Josephine in death.
She is survived by her son Edward; her sisters, Mary L. Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, Georgette Farwell, Duluth, Violet Price, Duluth, Dorothy Gravelle, Duluth; her brothers, Edward Shvegel, Duluth, Pete Shvegel, St. Paul; many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 7 from 6 - 8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30, with Rosary service following in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, June 8, in Holy Angels Catholic Church, in Moose Lake, where she was a faithful member and servant. Father Michael Hayes was the celebrant.
The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the Minnesota Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and to the Crosier Fathers. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Donald F. Bergen
Funeral services for Donald F. Bergen, 66, Kerrick, were held on Saturday, June 9, 2001 at 11 a.m. in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Father Michael Hayes officiated. Burial was held in St. Michael's Cemetery in Kerrick.
Donald F. Bergen was born on December 27, 1934 to Alfred and Nellie (Weir) Bergen in Duluth. He lived in Duluth until moving with his parents to a farm in Duquette. After school, Donald entered the Army. After the service, Donald lived in the Duquette and Kerrick areas. He was well known for his carpenter skills and did various jobs in the area. Donald was also an artist.
Donald died on Tuesday, June 5, 2001 in Our Lady of Good Counsel in St. Paul.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred; and a niece: Amy Jo Bergen.
Survivors include his mother, Nellie Bergen of New Hope, 5 brothers: Jim of Harlingen, Texas; Tom (Lin) of Maple Grove; bob (Corki) of Glenrock, Wyoming; Dick (Cathy) of Brooklyn Park; and Francis (Anna) of Harlingen, Texas; sister Cheryl (Sonny) Malley of Wheatland, Wyoming and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Frank Henry Anderson
Frank Henry Anderson, 59, of Wright passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, May 31, 2001.
He was born July 6, 1941, to Henry and Irene (Johnson) Anderson in Waukegan, Ill. Frank was raised in Payne, MN., and went to Meadowlands School. He started working for Northern Pacific Railroad in 1963 and belonged to BRAC and TCU. He served as a supervisor for Fine Lakes Township Board for 25 years.
He was an accomplished accordionist. He married Bonita Ranta in 1963.
Frank was preceded in death by his father, Henry of Duluth; and sisters Diane of Duluth and Janice of Zim.
He is survived by his wife, Bonita; his children, Lee (Carol) and Lisa Mofle, both of Wright; grandchildren Nathan, Alan, Andrew, Adam and Tara, all of Wright; his mother, Irene Anderson of Duluth; brothers James (Pat) of Tennessee and Roger of Germany; sisters Roseann (Alan) Jenny of Duluth and Mary Jane (Dick) Grenewich of Gilbert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
An open house celebration of his life was held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday at his home on Prairie Lake, in Wright. Inurnment took place at his home. Arrangements by Wefelmeyer-Handevidt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cloquet.
Star-Gazette, June 14, 2001
Alice Brady Carter
Alice Brady Carter, 91, Cromwell, formerly of Duluth, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001 in Villa Vista Nursing Home, Cromwell. She was born December 14, 1909 in Duluth, the daughter of Edwin and Anna (Larson) Dahlman. When she was in the 3rd grade, she moved with her family from Duluth to Cromwell where she graduated from Cromwell High School in 1928. She married George Brady in 1933 and they made their home in Duluth. Following George's death, she married Al Carter on September of 1965. Alice was employed in the housekeeping department of St. Mary's Hospital. She moved to Scottsbluff, NE in 1977 where she was very active in her church and community until she returned to Cromwell in 1992. Alice was a former member of the Ladies of the Moose and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth and Calvary Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff, NE. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting.
Alice is preceded in death by her husbands, George Brady in 1965 and Al Carter in 1972; two sons, Patrick Brady and Dennis Brady; and two brothers, Wallace and Einar Dahlman.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Lloyd) Lindquist of Cross Lake, MN and Carol (Steven) Kaufman of Scottsbluff, NE; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, a special sister-in-law, Katharine Dahlman of Cromwell and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Friday from 12:00 noon until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service in Bethany Lutheran Church, Cromwell. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Cromwell. Arrangements entrusted to Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet (to sign the guestbook online, see www.legacy.com).
Aliah Elaine Keehr
Private Family services for Aliah Elaine Keehr, infant daughter of Amber Sorenson and Aston Keehr, were held on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 11 a.m. in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Reverend Todd Van Zee officiated. Dustin Keehr and Jacob Mattson were Casket Bearers. Burial was held in Lone Pine Cemetery, Morrill, MN.
Aliah Elaine Keehr, born to Amber Sorenson and Aston Keehr and given to our Father on June 9, 2001 at 2:19 a.m. We will forever feel her presence and deeply miss her.
Aliah will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Aston Keehr and Amber Sorenson; Maternal Grandparents: Melinda McGee and David Sorenson; Paternal Grandparents: Doreen Brown and Kenneth Keehr; Maternal Great Grandparents: Judith Trifellette, Tony and Lee Pryatel, and Oliver Sorenson; Paternal Great Grandparents: Joyce and Lyle Keehr; Calvin and Rita Brown; and Paternal Great Great Grandparents: Willard Brown; Aunts and Uncles: Dustin Keehr, Jacob Mattson, Maggie McGee, Miranda Nyquist, and Michelle Alexy; and numerous great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Eli Miklya, 72, Rutledge, died Monday, May 16, 2005. He was born on November 6, 1932 in So. St. Paul to Joka and Zsivka (Yavanov) Miklya. He lived in both Chisago City and So. South Paul. Eli was a Decorated Army Veteran of the Korean War and had received a Letter of Commendation for his service. After the service, Eli returned to So. St. Paul. He attended Dunwoody for painting and decorating. In 1960, Eli began his own business of painting and decorating. Eli began a career at 3M where he worked for over 32 years retiring 1994. After his retirement, Eli moved to Windemere Twp. and later to Rutledge. Eli was very proud of his military background and was a member and former commander of both the VFW Post #295 of So. St. Paul and the Sturgeon Lake/Denham American Legion Post 361.
Eli is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons: Ken (Colleen) Miklya of Cottage Grove and Allen (Mindy) Miklya of Mendota Heights; two daughters: Faye (Larry) Myers of Orlando, FL and Ruth Ann (Julio) Llerandi of Inver Grove Heights; three brothers: John Miklya, Nick Miklya, and Bob Miklya; a sister: Sandra Holcomb and 11 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held at 12 Noon on Friday, May 20, 2005 in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Reverend Lyle Nielsen officiated. Military Honors will be accorded by the Sturgeon Lake/Denham American Legion Post 361. Private Family Inurnment will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.