CLARENCE A. CARLSON
Clarence A. Carlson, 92, of Sturgeon Lake, died Thurs., Dec .29, 2005, in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
STEWART D. BILDERBACK
Stewart D. Bilderback, 72, of Duluth died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 in his home.
He was born March 25, 1933 in Rochester, MN, to Stewart E. and Lena (Streich) Bilderback. He is a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He married Cecelia (Gregg) Burkland Bilderback on Aug. 1, 1987. He worked for the Rochester State Hospital as a LPN2 from 1950-1981 when they closed and transferred to the Moose Lake Regional Treatment Center until his retirement on Sept. 30, 1991. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 92 and VFW 137; also a member of the MN WoodcarversÕ Association. He was very active in scouting and received the Silver Beaver Award. He loved hunting, fishing and woodcarving.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leonard; two grandchildren: Katie Burkland and Amber Clements.
Stewart is survived by his sons: Steve (Lori) of Brooklyn Park, MN; Mark (Lori) of Rochester, MN; David of Rochester, MN; daughters: Amy Bilderback of Cloquet, MN; stepchildren: Ramona (James) Clements of Fort Myers, FL; Kathy (Mike) Piper; Gloria Walczak; Joe (Sue) Burkland and Mary Martin, all of Duluth; sisters: Charlotte Franks; Margaret (Rueben) Petersen and Beulah (Lloyd) Parkin, all of Rochester, MN; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 12 noon Thursday in St. PeterÕs Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Interment in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester, MN, 2 p.m. Friday. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 218-727-3555
EDWARD JAMES DEMARRE, JR.
June 17, 1966-January 1, 2006
Edward James DeMarre, Jr., passed away suddenly on Sunday morning, Jan. 1, 2006.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sr. and Sharon St. Germain.
Ed is survived by his wife, Julia; daughter, Mistie; son, Corey Harris (Jaime) and grandson, Isaak; stepmother, Carol; brothers, David and Steven; and a sister, Julia. Ed is also survived by many other family and friends. He will be sadly missed by many.
Visitation with be held on Fri., Jan. 6, 2006 at Edling Tylor Funeral Home, (Hwy. 70), Grantsburg, WI, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (715-463-2994). Services will be held at Erdall Church, (Co. Rd. F), Grantsburg, WI, on Sat., Jan. 7, 2006 at 1 p.m. Luncheon will be held at the American Legion after Services.
FRANCIS A. KEITH
Francis A. Keith, 80, of Moose Lake, died Monday, December 26, 2005, in the VA Medical Center, Minneapolis. He was born September 14, 1925, in Ellendale, ND to Archibald and Eunice (Ruth) Keith. Francis was united in marriage to Helen L. Rothgarn on March 29, 1952, in Lake City, MN. He is an WWII Army Veteran. Francis was a member of the Moose Lake V.F.W as well as the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association. Francis was employed as a cook with the Moose Lake State Hospital until his retirement.
Francis is preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister, Effie; 1 brother, Donald.
Francis is survived by his loving wife Helen of Moose Lake; 1 daughter, Pandora Keith of Moose Lake; 2 sons, Blair Keith of St. Paul and Scott Keith of Moose Lake; 3 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, January 6, 2006 from 12 until the 1 PM Memorial Service in Evangelical Covenant Church of Moose Lake with Pastor Todd Van Zee officiating. Inurnment will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
PATRY JOSEPH DALAROSBY
Patry Joseph Delarosby, 81 Barnum, died Sunday, January 8, 2006 at St. MaryÍs Medical Center, Duluth.
Pat was born on March 10, 1924 in Cloquet, MN to Theodore and Ruth (Patry) DeLarosby. He was a WWII Army Veteran who served in the Philippines and Occupied Japan and was a member of the American Legion and life member of the VFW. Pat retired from the Northwest Paper Co. after 26 years and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. He had also worked for the City of Barnum for 11 years and was the founder of the Long Branch Tavern in Barnum. Pat was a self-employed handyman and was known for making many unique items including jewelry, furniture, and stained glass panels and lampshades.
Pat and Pearl, his loving wife of 63 years, wintered in Florida for 25 years. He especially enjoyed fishing from Flagler Beach Pier.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Theodore and Ruth (Patry) DeLarosby and a brother: Ted.
Pat will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Pearl; two sons: Gerald "Jerry" (Carrolyn) Delarosby of Bunnell, FL and Larry "Buzz" (Vicki) DeLaRosby of Two Harbors; a daughter: Joletta "Joie" (John) Nowak of Duluth; 10 Grandchildren: Joseph (Judy) Delarosby, Robert (Beth) Delarosby, Amy (Sam) Somwaru, Lisa (Ernie) Sparks, Debbie (Kevin) Ebnet, Patry Oman, Hal (Anna) DeLaRosby, Jay DeLaRosby, Lindsay DeLaRosby, and Beth DeLaRosby; 11 Great Grandchildren: Tabitha Bray; Kelsey, Rebecca, Ashley & Haley Delarosby; Stephen Polidore; Jessica, Kenny, & Kevin Sparks; Olivia and Madeline Ebnet; a sister-in-law: Wanita DeLarosby and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM Wednesday, January 11, 2006 in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake and continue from 1:00 until the 2:00 PM service Thursday, January 12, 2006 in Barnum Community United Methodist Church. Pastor Lee Kantonen will officiate. Nancy Finifrock will be the organist. Casket Bearers will be Hal DeLaRosby, Jay DeLaRosby, Joseph Delarosby, Robert Delarosby, Kenny Sparks, and Kevin Sparks. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Barnum with Military Honors provided by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
THOMAS ALAN PETERSON
Thomas Alan Peterson, 69 of Moose Lake, MN, died December 31, 2005 in Rotonda West, Florida.
Thomas Alan Peterson was born in Duluth, MN, on April 8th, 1936, to Irwin and Erma (Dougherty) Peterson. He grew up in Moose Lake, MN, and graduated from Moose Lake High School. He married Grayce Dinger, of Lewis, WI, on January 14th, 1956 in St. Ansgar, IA. He graduated from St. Cloud State University. He was a fifth grade teacher and Elementary Phy-Ed teacher in Princeton, MN, and as a substitute teacher in Moose Lake, MN. He was retired and lived where he always dreamed of living, on Sand Lake in Moose Lake, MN.
He enjoyed golf, both playing (winning many club championships) and coaching the boys and girls high school teams for many years. He also enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and winters in Florida with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Alan Raymond Peterson.
He is survived by his wife Grayce of Moose Lake, MN; daughter, Karen (Mike) Mandt, Princeton, MN; son, Thomas (Christine) Peterson, Barnum, MN; sister, Marlene (Jim) Dolan, Inver Grove Heights, MN; brother, Robert (Harriet) Peterson, Proctor, MN; grandchildren: Amanda (Tom) Dvorak, Luke Jensen, Alicia and Anthony Mandt, Dylan and Kyle Peterson, Alyssa and Jenna Shanda; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be interred at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Frederic, WI.
He will be remembered as a kind, caring and gentle soul, with great wit and humor. He was a role model as to how to Live Life. Enjoy every moment. He will be deeply missed by family and friends and will forever remain in our hearts.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., January 12, 2006 at Hope Lutheran Church, Moose Lake, Minnesota.
WINIFRED E. POOLE
October 20, 1915-December 27, 2005
Winifred Ellen Poole, age 90, of Moose Lake, MN, formerly of Osage, MN passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 while visiting family in Omaha, NE.
Winifred was born on October 20, 1915 in Staples, MN, the daughter of Robert and Etta Witter. She was married on October 20, 1934, to Alfred E. Poole in Osage, MN. During her married life, she lived in several Minnesota locations and in Oakland, California before moving to Melbourne, FL, where she lived until 1996. She retired from the Brevard County School System in 1977. At the time of her passing, she resided in Moose Lake, MN and was a member of the Sandy Lake Baptist Church.
Winifred is survived by her daughter, Judy (Larry) Blomquist of Moose Lake; son, Richard L. (Carol) Poole of Omaha, NE; daughter, Libby (Marty) Wolff of Silver City, IA; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Evelyn Wilcox and Shirley (Fred) Schmitt, both of Park Rapids, MN, and Patricia (Dick) Corporaal of Foley, AL; and her brother, Mike Witter of Mora, MN.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Alfred; a sister Jeanne Witter; a brother Maynard Witter, and her parents.
The funeral was held in Park Rapids on Dec. 4, 2005.
DARWIN JAMES PUCKETT
Darwin James Puckett, 82, formerly of Finlayson, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Bayshore Health Center in DuIuth.
He was born March 23,1923, in Montevideo, MN, to James and Elsie Puckett.
Darwin is survived by three nephews: Jim (Randi) Van Guilder of Holyoke; Ron Puckett of Nickerson, and Joseph (Linda) Puckett of Duluth; three nieces: Bonnie Stadin of Duluth; Joyce (Louis) Hultgren of Panama City, FL, and Patty Horner of Oak Grove, MN; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: will not be held per Darwin's request. Inurnment will be at the Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery in Waterloo, IA. The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care to assist them with arrangements.