Mass of Christian Burial for Ivan Stepan, 86, Willow River, was held on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Willow River. The Rev. Tim Deutsch was the celebrant. Music was provided by Mary Beth Telker and Reggie Garvey. Casket Bearers were Bruce Williams, Martin Stepan, Shelly Stepan, Jason Telker, Miranda Beutel, and Dawn Worlicky. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Willow River.
Ivan Stepan was born on February 19, 1920, to Joseph and Gladys (Weekly) Stepan in Willow River, where he grew up and attended school. He worked construction and also worked for farmers in Montana. Ivan was an Army veteran of World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific. On November 10, 1945, Ivan married Sally Malikowski in Willow River. Ivan worked as a mechanic at Hudson Motors until 1949 when he purchased the farm in Birch Creek Township. Ivan worked at Diamond Match, General Andrews Nursery, as a mail carrier, and also logged. He loved fur trapping, fishing, hunting, wood carving, and gardening. Ivan often used his mechanic skills and was known by many as the "fix it" man. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Ivan entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 20, 2006, in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Gladys; son, Martin; two sisters, Lucille Guss and Viola Underhill; and two brothers, Harry Stepan and Rosswell "Huck" Stepan.
Ivan will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Sally; two sons, Stephan (Donna) of Denham, and Michael (Shelley) of Hugo; four daughters, Kate (Gary) Danelski of Willow River, Jessica (Jerry) Williams of Hinkley, Mary (Dave) Williams of Hinkley, and Jane (Jerry) Telker of Sturgeon Lake; two brothers, Richard (Mary) Stepan of Willow River, and Robert (Nancy) Stepan of Minneapolis; two sisters, Blanche (Walt) Tomczak of Arizona, and Joanne Hrubes of Willow River; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the St. Mary's Catholic Church for Masses.
Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
ANN E. ASPROTH
Anne E. Asproth, age 75, of Fridley, passed away April 27, 2006. Preceded in death by husband, Carl. Survived by children, Gary (Caroline) of Park Rapids, Ken (Cheri) of Blaine and Connie (Richard) Gilbert of Andover; grandchildren, Bill and Jeremy Asproth; Tom, Christina, and Elizabeth Asproth; Sean, Alisha, Brian, Tari, Joddi, Wendi, Traci, and Kristi; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Visitation was on Monday, May 1, 2006 at the Miller Funeral Home in Fridley. Graveside service was on May 3, 2006 at Mount Salem Cemetery in Mahtowa. Memorial preferred in lieu of flowers.
Kelli Rose Berryman
Kelli Rose Berryman, 13, of St. Paul., died suddenly after a lengthy illness Monday, March 27, 2006. Kelli was born June 6, 1992 in Kalispell, Montana to Todd Berryman and Donne (Cisar) Berryman. Kelli attended Cyber Village Academy in St. Paul and was in the 7th grade. She loved shopping, horses, arts and crafts, cooking and baking, people and she showed everyone what was important in life and found excitement in everything. Even with her illness, Kelli donated her hair to "Locks of Love".
Kelli is survived by her parents, Todd Berryman of St. Paul and Donna Berryman of Maplewood; 3 brothers, Daniel, Michael and Joseph Berryman; Paternal Grandparents, Pat and Judy Berryman of Sturgeon Lake; Maternal Grandparents, Duane and Pauline Cisar of Sturgeon Lake; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and her dog, Daisy. Private services will be held. Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Darrell Herbert Skog
Darrell Herbert Skog, 45, of Mora, MN., formerly of Sturgeon Lake, died on March 28, 2006 at his home after an almost 5 year battle with cancer.
Darrell was preceded in death by his son, Jesse and his grandparents.
He is survived by his wife, Penny and daughter, Shauna of Mora; stepchildren, Tom Johnson on Mora and Sonja Johnson of Hinkley; parents, Alf and Patricia Skog of Sturgeon Lake; sister, Lori Skog-Price of Cloquet; brothers, Frank (Annette) Skog of Stacy, Dan (Kathy) Skog of Pine City, Gary Skog of Olean, NY., Brett (Michelle) Skog of Sturgeon Lake.
Elizabeth "Betty" Hankes
Elizabeth "Betty" Hankes, 82, Moose Lake, entered eternal rest on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake. She was born on October 24, 1923 to Charles and Mary Louise (O'Toole) Maurer in Battle Creek, Michigan where she grew up and attended school. On May 12, 1945, Betty married Orlo Hankes in Battle Creek. They moved to Little Falls where they lived until 1952 when they moved to Moose Lake. Betty worked as a clerk for the gas company in Moose Lake and later as a bookkeeper for Skelton Agency where she worked for over 28 years before retiring. She had been a member of the Moose Lake Co-op Board, PTA, and the Moose Lake Library Board. Betty was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where she had been President of the Women's Guild. Betty was an avid bridge player and excellent cook. She enjoyed biking, gardening, sewing, and truly loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Orlo in 1984; four brothers: Francis Maurer; Maurice Maurer; Bernard Maurer; and Charles Maurer; five sisters: Louise Maurer; Mary Lucas Strickland; Katherine Wissbaum Mead; Barbara Borchert; and Cecelia Knapp.
She will be lovingly remembered by three sons: Joseph (Karen) Hankes of Neenah, Wisconsin; James (Diane) Hankes of White Bear Lake; and Thomas (Joni) Hankes of Minneapolis; three daughters: Mary (Paul) Russo of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Katherine (John) Hanson of Eden Prairie; and Patricia (Michael) Tuomi of Little Canada; 12 Grandchildren: Jennifer Painter; Jon Hankes, Theresa Wismer; Kelly Weight, Katherine Hankes, Michael Hankes, Matthew Hankes, Nathan Hankes, Michael Russo, Amy Russo, Christine Kelash, and Nicholas Hanson; a Great Grandson: Luke Painter; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 2006 from 5-7 PM with a Prayer Service at 7 PM in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake and continue from 10 until the 11 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Holy Angels Catholic, Moose Lake. Father Eamonn Boland will be the celebrant. Music will be provided by Reggie Garvey and the Holy Angels Choir. Casket Bearers will be Michael Hankes, Matthew Hankes, Nathan Hankes, Jon Hankes, Nicholas Hanson, and Michael Russo. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake. Arrangements by Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake.
Age 83 of Mpls passed away peacefully on 3-23-06 Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Mary and many, many relatives and friends. Memorial service Thursday 3-30-06 at 11:00 am with a visitation 1 hour prior at St. John?s Lutheran Church 4842 Nicollet Ave. S. 612-827-4406 Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to any veteran?s organization.
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Elizabeth "Betty" Hankes, 82, Moose Lake, entered entrnal rest on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Marcy Health Care Center in Moose Lake.
She is survived by three sons and three daughters.
She was preceeded in deathe by her husband Orlo in 1984.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 2006 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home in Moose Lake and continue Thursday, March 30, 2006. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
LYNN ERNEST DURFEE
Lynn Ernest Durfee, 66, a 2 1/2 year resident of Sierra Vista, AZ, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006. He was formerly from Sturgeon Lake, MN.
Lynn was preceeded in death by his father, Neil John Durfee. He is survived by his wife, Rita Thomas-Durfee; mother, Thelma Durfee and sister Collette Mackrell; children Traci, David and his wife Jennifer, Derek, Derrin, Terra, Devin, and Tori; step-children Jacqui, John, and Bob; grandchildren Quentin, Garrison, Kennedy, Gavin, and Addison; step gradchildren Myriah, Miranda, Rique, Sophie, Bobby, and Brianna.
Lynn will be greatly missed as a husband, son, brother, father, grandpa, and friend.
JAMES DALE PETERSON
James Dale Peterson, 54, of Moose Lake, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at his home. He was born April 20, 1951, in Duluth to John and Minnie (Smith) Peterson. James was a 1969 graduate of Moose Lake High School with honors. He was united in marriage to Mary Heikkila on September 14, 1974, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake.
James owned and operated Riverside Repair of Moose Lake and was also employed with Hinckley Machine. He was well known in the area for being able to fix everything and anything. He was also a volunteer for both the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. James especially loved going on family vacations.
James is preceded in death by his parents.
James is survived by his son, Jesse James (his fiancé, Heidi Preston) Peterson of Cloquet; daughter, Jasie Lei Peterson of Moose Lake; twin brother, Gerald (Glenna) Peterson of Moose Lake and brother, Larry Peterson of Moose Lake; sister, Fay (Don) Klande of Swan River; former wife, Mary Peterson of Cloquet; and an expected grandchild. James also had a special dog, Rodeo.
Visitation was Sunday, March 26, from 5-7 PM and Monday, March 27, from 10 until the 11 AM service in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Moose Lake.
MARTHA JOSEPHINE LABOUNTY
Martha Joesephine LaBounty, 90 of Moose Lake, formerly of Palisade, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.
She was born Sept. 13, 1915, in Milan Missouri to James and Belle (Quigley) Ross.
Jo was united in marriage to Willfred N. LaBounty on March 13, 1937 in Waterloo, Iowa. Jo and Will moved to Palisade on Waukenabo Lake in 1967, where they remained until moving to the Moose Lake area in 2004. Jo enjoyed gardening, animals, feeding the deer and birds and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Jo loved to watch her grandchildren participate in sports.
Jo is preceded in death by her husband Will; four sisters and one brother.
Jo is survived by one son, Rock (Kris) LaBounty of Moose Lake; one daughter, Willa Jean Novak of Mount Vernon, Wash.; six grandchildren, Abby, Nick, and Eric LaBounty, Debbie Johnson, Lisa Corbicz and Gary Novak; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Chester (Emma) Ross and Melvin Ross, both of Missouri; one sister Nellie Jackson of Missouri; several nieces, nephews and friends.