Alfred J. Hendrickson
Alfred J. Hendrickson, 93, Kettle River, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 in Mercy Hospital, Moose Lake. He was born on August 16, 1908 to John and Mary (Perala) Hendrickson in Split Rock Twp. where he grew up and was a survivor of the 1918 Fire. Alfred worked in lumber camps near Ely and also trained and broke horses. He was an Army Veteran of WWII and had served in the European Theater. Alfred was awarded the Bronze Star, credited with the Presidential Citation for heroic achievement in combat, and awarded the Purple Heart for wounds in action. He married Ida Nikkola. Alfred worked for the Kettle River Creamery during the time of dry milk production. He was also very busy working in the timber industry. Alfred cut pulpwood in various areas and also worked for Fred Maki at Campbell's Mill on the Northshore. Later, Alfred worked for Roger Tillman and ran rock crushers for road construction. He retired and lived in Kettle River. Alfred had also been involved with the Kettle River Volunteer Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida in 1996; eight sisters: Olga Hendrickson, Mayme Hendrickson, Aili Hendrickson, Ellen Mills, Marie Schafer, Elina Johnson, Esther Pasternak, and Violet Kemppainen, and one brother, Harold Hendrickson.
Survivors include two stepsons: Milton Nikkola of Orlando, Florida and Ronald Nikkola of Cokato, MN; two step daughters: Bernice Torkelson of Oklee, MN and Beverly Sperl of Byron, Georgia; two sisters: Lillian Norlund of Kettle River and Ethel Korpi of Kettle River; and numerous step grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Gathering of Family and Friends and memorial services were held Saturday, May 25, 2002 in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. A luncheon and time of fellowship followed the services at the Moose Lodge #479 of Moose Lake.
Edwin Floyd Carlson
Edwin Floyd Carlson, 85, Barnum, died Monday, July 22, 2002 in St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth. He was born in Two Harbors, Minnesota on February 17, 1917 to George and Anna (Mattson) Carlson. His family moved to Blackhoof Township soon after his birth. He served with the Army military police during WWII. After his service duty, he worked as a machinist in Rockford, IL.
Ed married Gloria Elaine Miller on August 13, 1949 in Rockford, IL. They lived in Rockford from 1949 to 1955 when they moved back to Blackhoof where Ed farmed until his retirement in 1986.
He was a member of the American Swedish Institute, American Legion Post #415 in Barnum, served on the Blackhoof Volunteer Fire Department for 36 years, attended Sandy Lake Baptist Church and served as a State Fire Warden for more than 40 years.
Ed enjoyed fishing, listening to music, playing cards especially cribbage, gardening, telling stories and having coffee in town with his coffee buddies.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria; his parents; and three sisters, Ardell Peterson, Lorraine Kumala and Ruth Carlson.
Ed is survived by his children, Larry (Linda) Carlson of Roseville, Kenny (Barb Anderson) Carlson of Barnum, Cindi (Tim) Grimm of Ely and Russ (Kim) Carlson of Barnum; one sister, Violet Olson of Duluth; two brothers, Evert (Juanita) Carlson of Belvidere, IL and Ruben (Dottie) Carlson of Elwood, IN; seven grandchildren, Jacob and Wesley Grimm, Michael and Matthew Carlson, Eric Bodin, Elizabeth and Izabell Carlson; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 24, 2002 from 5 -8 in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Visitation will continue Thursday July 25, 2002 from 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service in Sandy Lake Baptist Church, Blackhoof Township. Interment will be in Sandy Lake Cemetery. To sign the guestbook and offer an online tribute, see northlandfuneralhome.com.
Tom Bean, 66, of Canyon Lake, Texas, formerly of Mahtowa, Minn., died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, as the result of a red wasp sting.
He was born Sept. 21, 1935, in Bertha, Minn., to Leonard and Lottie (Young) Bean. Tom enlisted in the Air Force and was a 22 year veteran. He retired a Tech Sergeant as an instructor in fueling rockets. He married Carolyn Sue Rhodes in 1967, in Danville, IL. He was a life time member of the American Legion and VFW. He was a member of the Hill Country Road Runners motorcycle club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother David Bean.
He is survived by his wife Sue; five daughters, Sasha (Connie) Straughter, IL., Vickie Lewsador, Kim Burke, Robin Cashwell, all of Fla., and Michelle Bean, Texas; brother Don (Lorna) Bean, Moose Lake; seven grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services were Aug. 22, 2002, in Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in Canyon Lake, Texas, with Mr. Casey Hevener, Commander of VFW Post #8573 of Sattler, Texas, officiating. Burial was at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam, Houston, Texas, with full Military Honors. Tom loved his family, his many friends and riding his motorcycle. He will be sadly missed. Arrangements by Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, Canyon Lake, Texas.
Edward Carl Erickson
Edward C. Erickson, age 74, of Cloquet, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2002, at Interfaith Care Center in Carlton. He was born August 18, 1928, to John Edward and Ingrid (Jokela) Erickson in Cloquet, Minnesota. He graduated from Cloquet High School in 1946. After graduation, he joined the Marine Corps and spent most of two years in Barstow, California. Ed attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1948 and 1949, and then transferred to the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began working as an engineer for US Steel in Virginia, Minnesota in 1953.
Ed was united in marriage to Betty Louise Lawrence of Duluth, Minnesota on September 4, 1953. They lived in Virginia, Minnesota until 1956, when they moved to Cloquet where Ed began working for Wood Conversion Company. He remained with Wood Conversion as Engineering Manager until the company was taken over by USG Interiors. He was named Environmental Manager in 1996, and retired that year. Ed enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, gardening and spending time at the family cabin on Rose Lake. He built his own darkroom and developed and printed all of his own black and white photos. He was a member of the Duluth Engineers Club, the Cloquet Presbyterian Church and the Scanlon Volunteer Fire Department.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Sidney and John. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Lou; three daughters, Pamela Erickson of Plymouth, MN., Valerie (Steven) Morawetz of Richmond, VA and Laurel (Daniel) Johansen of St. Paul, MN; his son, Scott (Marsha) Erickson of Duluth; his sister Mavis (William) Keller of Duluth, and two grandchildren, Malinda and Nate Morawetz, Jade and Daniel Erickson, and Jack Johansen; five nieces and four nephews.
Visitation was October 6th at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. Funeral Services were also held at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet on October 7th with Rev. Robert O. Hickman officiating. Pallbearers were John Shelland, Bill Keller, David Erickson, Lynn Erickson, Dan Johansen and Steven Morawetz. Interment services were held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet with full Military Honors presented by the Cloquet Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Alzheimers Association. Arrangements are with Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet.
Joseph Aubrey Felgen
Joseph A. Felgen, age 94, of Waseca, died Saturday, October 05, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
Born in Barnum, Minnesota on March 23, 1908, he was the son of Joseph and Ada (Camaron) Felgen. He graduated from Barnum High School and Duluth Business University and completed one year at the University of Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946 and achieved the rank of Major while having served in England, Africa, and Italy. He married Rosalia Lindenburger October 31, 1947 in Waseca. He lived in various places while working 34 years with AT & T as a right of way supervisor. He moved to Waseca in 1956 and later married Helen E. Clark in May of 1964. He retired from AT & T in 1968. He enjoyed traveling, music, playing saxophone with a group called Reminisce and reading. He was a member of the First Congregation Church in Waseca, Waseca Masonic Lodge, Zehrah Shriners, Royal Arch Masons, Cyrene Commandary of Owatonna, Waseca American Legion and VFW, Waseca Eagles, and Telephone Pioneers of America.
He is survived by one son, Michael J. Felgen and his wife Mona of Eagle Lake; two step-daughters, Jacki Wheeler and her husband Gale of Auburn, NE, Karen Feese of Castle Rock, CO; two grandchildren-Ryan Felgen and his wife Malis of Brooklyn Center, Stephanie Loken and her husband Jason of Eagle Lake; three great grandchildren-Breanna Loken, Ashley Loken and Roselyn Felgen; five step-grandchildren; two brothers-in law-George Bienfang of Minneapolis and Harvey Samudio of New Richland; He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives and one sister.
Visitation was held at Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca on Tuesday, October 8, 2002 from 4-8 PM with a 7:00 PM Masonic Service and continue one hour before services at the church on Wednesday.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 2:00 P.M. at First Congregational Church in Waseca with Rev. Dr. Robert Christian officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Barnum, Minnesota on Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 12:30 P.M. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.
Casket Bearers: Ryan Felgen, Gerry Bienfang, Kenny Samudio, Jeff Biddick, Jason Loken, Mark Neste
Arrangements by Kinder Dennis Funeral Home, Waseca, MN.
Margaret Regina Gray, 94, formerly of 616 W. Mary Street, died at 6:46 pm. September 26, 2002 at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. She was born October 8, 1907 Adams County near Corning to Frank and Ellen Krebsbach Miller.
She married Lewis Willard Gray March 4, 1935. He preceded her in death December 6, 1989.
A resident of Ottumwa for over 70 years, she was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society and had been a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital in Knoxville.
Surviving is a son, Lewis Walsh Gray of Roswell, Georgia; two daughters; Regina Ann Garvey of Moose Lake, MN. and Rose Marie Schwab of Oskaloosa; 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six sisters; Clara Douglas, Mary Bolin Thompson, Helena Blair Long, Ethel Hartsock, Irene Webster and Rolene Jacobs Tadlock.
Funeral Mass was at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Rev. John Spiegel officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Reese Funeral Home. Pallbearers were grandsons Michael Gray, Christopher Garvey, Jeff and Jerry Barnett, Patrick Garvey, John Barnett and Gregg Garvey.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Altar and Rosary Society, 222 North Ward Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501.
Walter John Lund
Walter John Lund, age 93, passed away at his farm home of 56 years in Floodwood, Minnesota on September 27, 2002. He was born to Finnish parents, Hilma and Alexander Lund on October 18, 1908 in Kettle River, Minnesota. In 1936 Walter married Linda Minhkinen and moved to Duluth, Minnesota where he was employed as a welder for the Marine Iron and Shipbuilding Company. 1946 brought about the relocation of their growing family of six children to Floodwood, where they established their lively family dairy farm and raised three more children along with productive gardens, fields and cattle. Walter enjoyed the outdoors, becoming an avid cross country skier, hunter and fisherman. He spent many years logging and peeling pulp as an additional business with his family. Expressing his more creative side, Walter was very talented with his inventing, building and repair skills - valuable assets to meet maintenance demands on the family farm.
Walter will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his nine children; John (Roberta) Lund of Hibbing, Minnesota; Sharon (Thomas) Filiatrault of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Bette (Richard) Neitzke of Hopkins, Minnesota; Bill (Katie) Lund of Edina, Minnesota; Lois (Bruce) Hamilton of Minnetonka, Minnesota; Gerald Lund of Floodwood, Minnesota; Robert (Linda) and Lawrence (Barb) Lund, both of Duluth, Minnesota; and Colleen Lund of Burnsville, Minnesota; as well as sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by Linda, his wife of 64 years; foster-daughter, Pamela Pesola; both parents; and brothers, Eino and Arvi Lund.
Funeral services and visitation were held in Moose Lake, Minnesota at the Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 1st. Interment followed immediately after the funeral service at the Leonard Cemetery near Kettle River, Minnesota. Memorials preferred.
Harold W. Overland
Funeral services for Harold W. Overland, 92, Sturgeon Lake, were held on Friday, September 27, 2002 at 1 PM in Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Reverend Jan Mehlhoff officiated. Music was provided by Lee Mogen and Diane Jacobson. Casket Bearers were Norm Mossberg, Tony Wisocki, Jon Nystrom, Bill Erickson, Dick Scheibe, and LeRoy Nelson. Honorary Bearers were Ralph Brandt, Winston Mossberg, and Spencer Anderson. Burial will be in Blomskog Cemetery, Windemere Twp.
Harold W. Overland was born on July 15, 1910 in Windemere Twp. to Sivert and Lena (Nelson) Overland. Harold attended the B school in Windemere Twp. After school, Harold farmed with his parents on their homestead in Windemere Twp which he later took over. On September 6, 1947, Harold married Gladys Nelson in Windemere Twp. For over 33 years, Harold drove school bus for country schools in Windemere Twp. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake. Harold also served on several boards including Moose Lake Co-op Board, Moose Lake Federal Credit Union Board, Windemere Twp. Board, and the Blomskog Cemetery Board. He loved hunting and fishing. Harold had attended many ice fishing contests and was often awarded the prize for the oldest fisherman. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and quick wit which allowed him to say things and get away with it.
Harold died Tuesday, September 24, 2002 in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sivert and Lena Overland; three sisters: Clara Johnson, Sigrid Overland, and Irene Nystrom; and a brother: Alfred Overland.
Harold will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Gladys; a sister: Myrtle Nystrom of Sturgeon Lake; five sister- in-laws: Selma Overland of Moose Lake, T. Evelyn Scheibe of Fort Meyers, FL; Edith Danielson of Duluth; Laura Nelson of Moose Lake; and Mary Nelson of Moose Lake; a brother-in-law: Winston Mossberg of Sturgeon Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake, MN.