Alice Katharine Grams, 93, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Crown, died September 20, 2000 at Park River Estates in Coon Rapids.
Funeral services were held Sept. 23 at Zion Lutheran Church in Crown with Rev. Steve Tischer officiating. Special violin music was provided by Nicholas Broten and organist was Penny Hammer. Pallbearers were Roland Spier, Delton Wittlef, Robert Abraham, Ronald Grams, Joel Stoeckel, and Jeff Stoeckel. Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Zion Lutheran Church Ladies Aid.
Alice was born April 18, 1907 in Stanford Township, Isanti County, to Bernard and Bertha (Nahring) Stoeckel. She was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church of Crown and was very active in many activities including the Ladies Aid.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin, son, Marlyn, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She is survived by sons, Roger (Vera) Grams of Mora, Gene (Judy) Grams of Crown, Bernie (Jan) Grams of Burnsville, daughter-in-law, Pat Grams of Becker, daughters, Deloris Mayland of Brooklyn Center, Val Jean Grams of Circle Pines, Connie (Bill) Holloway of Coon Rapids, 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, special friend, Judy Lash.
Arrangements were with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Doris Elvina Shugren, 93, of Springvale, died at Grandview Christian Home, September 21, 2000.
Funeral services were held Sept. 25 from Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo with Rev. William Pearson officiating. Special music was provided by Jim Hanson, Wendell and Laurel Johnson, and Lori Walburg. Pallbearers were Neil Shugren, Peter Shugren, Kurt Koester, James Hanson, Dustin Shugren, and Joshua Shugren. Interment was in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.
Doris was born in Cambridge to Chris and Alma Edblad on September 25, 1905. Her mother died when Doris was six years old. Her older sisters helped raise her and her younger sisters, Ardis. She was confirmed from Cambridge Lutheran Church and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1926. After graduation she worked in Chicago before returning to Cambridge to marry Eugene on January 25, 1930. Two sons were born to this union. Their oldest son, Neil, died at 14. Doris was a homemaker all her married life and was a faithful and active member of Salem Lutheran Church, Dalbo, where she spent many months researching history of the early years of the church for the centennial book, “Eternal Heritage in Christ.” She also served several years as Sunday School superintendent and as a teacher. Doris and Gene loved to travel and spent many winters in Arizona and Acapulco, Mexico. Doris enjoyed entertaining friends at their farm home and always had coffee and a table laden with goodies for whoever stopped in to visit. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and wouldn’t let a birthday pass without some kind of celebration.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, son Neil, parents, sisters, Alice, Esther, Edna, Florence, and Ardis, brothers, Clifford, Reynold, and Clarence.
Doris is survived by son, Norris (Sally) Shugren of Cambridge, grandchildren, Neil (Diane) Shugren, Peter (Jen) Shugren, Brenda (Kurt) Koester, Kim (Jim) Hanson; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Dustin, Mitchell, Samantha, Kaitlin, Kara, Cole, Kalli, Jacob, and Megan; sister-in-law, Pearl Shugren of Cambridge.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Russell Lundeen, 90, of Minneapolis, formerly of the Grasston area, died September 18, 2000 at Cambridge Medical Center.
Services were held Sept. 21 at Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston. The Rev. Peter Rosenqvist officiated. Pallbearers were Russell’s grandchildren Randy Wuori, Andrea Lundeen, Julie Fergus, Matthew Cornelius, Chris Wuori, Alan Lundeen, Joel Lundeen, Craig Lundeen, Steven Lundeen, and Holly Sutherland. Burial was in Grasston Union Cemetery.
Russell was baptized at Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston. His father died when Russell was six months old. He attended rural school and transferred to Grasston High School, graduating with the class of 1930. He was active in sports and athletics. As a young man he worked on the farm as a hired hand. He later worked for the railroad and for East Central Electric installing some of the first electric power lines in the area. On June 20, 1936 he married Esther Marie Swan at the Swan family home. Two children were born to this marriage, Joyce and Gary. They made their home in the Grasston area. A few years later Esther was diagnosed with MS and the family later moved to Minneapolis where Russell worked for Onan Corp. Esther died July 30, 1946 as a result of MS. Russell continued to work and live in Minneapolis.
Esther’s brother, Roy Swan, introduced Russell to Ann Pearson and her son, Ronald. On August 18, 1947 Russell and Ann were united in marriage. They were blessed with one son, Michael, and made their home in South Minneapolis for 48 years. Russell retired from Onan Corporation in 1975 after 34 years of employment. On May 19 he suffered a heart attack and on June 5 entered Cambridge Health Care Center. On July 2, Ann joined Russell at CHCC. On July 13, 2000, Ann died at Cambridge Health Care Center. Both Russell and Ann enjoyed playing cards, especially the card game 500. They belonged to several card clubs. Russell was always helping and good to the neighbors. He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers Arnold, Clifford in infancy and John Hilmore, wife Esther and wife Ann.
He is survived by daughter Joyce Wuori of Minneapolis; sons Gary (Judy) Lundeen of Harris, Ronald Lundeen of Minneapolis, and michael (Valeri) Lundeen of Carver; grandchildren Randy Wuori, Julie (Dan) Fergus, Christine Wuori, Craig (Tanya) Lundeen, Holly (Luke) Sutherland, Joel Lundeen, Steven Lundeen, Alan Lundeen, Andrea Lundeen, and Matthew Cornelius; great-grandchildren Rachel and Eliana Fergus and Ryan Lundeen; brother Raymore Lundeen, and many special nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were with Rock Mankie Burial & Cremation Services in Braham.
Katherine Sylvia Johnson, 95, of Anoka and formerly of Robbinsdale, died September 30, 2000 at Anoka Good Samaritan Center.
A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Crystal Lake Funeral Home, Penn and Dowling, in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Crystal Lake Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Anderson officiating. Janice Anderson will serve as musician. Pallbearers will be Katherine’s grandsons. Interment will be in Crystal Lake Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Anoka Good Samaritan Center. She was born July 17, 1905 in Minneapolis to William and Amelia Maine. She was raised and attended school in Minneapolis. On July 6, 1926 she married Walter Louis Johnson at Minneapolis. They lived in Minneapolis until 1942 when they moved to Robbinsdale. After Walter died in 1962, Katherine remained in Robbinsdale until 1997 when she moved to Anoka Good Samaritan Center.
She enjoyed landscape painting. She took several painting classes and became a very good painter. Katherine also enjoyed leather craft and sewing.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; brother, Hiram Maine; sisters, Nelle Lidholm, Beulah Nelson, and Lucy Reisewitz.
Katherine will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Warren Johnson (Opal) of Jackson, Tennessee; Bruce Johnson (Jo Ann) of Maple Grove; daughter, Marlene Randall of Bethel; grandchildren, Adrienne Childs, Tammy Hill, David, Dawn and Dean Johnson, Eric Johnson, and Phil, Lance, Brad, Tim, Clayt, Jesse, and Ethan Randall; by great-grandchildren, David, Jim and Andrew Childs, Candace and Amy Hill, Lindsey and Blake Johnson, Ryan Johnson, and Ashley and Tyas Randall.
Services were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home - Isanti Chapel.
George Herbert All, 80, of the Braham area, died October 5, 2000 at Villa Health Care Center in Mora.
Funeral services were held Oct. 7 at Maple Ridge Ev. Free Church. Rev. Don Matheson officiated. Vocal music was provided by George’s children, accompanied by Rosie Hoyles and Dorothy Gerdin. Pallbearers were Gordon Vickstrom, Lyman Rodenburg, Morley Reimer, Reuben Meline, Dick Miske, and Keith Christensen. Honorary pallbearers were Reuben Bjorklund, Arnold Barnick, Richard Anderson, James Gerdin, Robert Hoyles, and Don Danielson. Military Honors were by the Braham VFW Post #1731. Burial was in Immanual Lutheran Church Cemetery in Brunswick.
George was born February 4, 1920 in Coin to Herbert and Alice (Johnson) All. He graduated from Ogilvie High School. He helped his father on the farm and then joined the Army, serving for four years. On November 7, 1946, he married Beatrice Collins of Little Falls at Humboldt Free Church in North Minneapolis. They made their home on the farm in Coin. Together they had three children. George lived on the farm in Coin until an accident in September 1980. He and Beatrice then moved into Bridge Park Apartments and then Braham Meadows. Beatrice died in April 1988 and George then moved in with his daughter MarJean and her family until May 1997 when he moved into Villa Health Care Center in Mora. He was a member of Grasston Baptist Church at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, and brother, Murray at age six.
He is survived by sons, Donald All of Mora, Richard (Mary) All of Hutchinson; daughter, MarJean (James) Lervold of Braham; and granddaughter, Melissa Lervold of Braham.
Arrangements were by Rock Mankie Burial and Cremation Services in Braham.
Ronald Duane Mooers, 66, of Isanti died unexpectedly September 21, 2000 at his home.
Funeral services were held Sept. 25 at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Curtis Peter officiating. Soloist was Jeana Huls and music was also provided by the church choir. Shirley Olson served as organist. Pallbearers were B.J. and Bill Gilbert, Allan and Carl Huls, Jeremy, Mark and Mickey Mooers. Burial was in Athens Lutheran Cemetery.
He was born October 2, 1933 at Minneapolis to Harry and Clara Mooers. He was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and attended Augustana Seminary. On October 14, 1955 he married Barbara Aaby. Ron worked with Barb at Annie Wittenmyer Children’s Home in Davenport, Iowa. In 1959 they moved to Owatonna where Ron began his 40 year career in Social Services; five years as social worker at Owatonna, 10 years as Welfare Director at Thief River Falls and 26 years as Director of Isanti County Social Services until his death. In 1976 he founded his own business, R & B Rubber Stamps which he operated out of his home for 24 years. He was active in his church, Faith Lutheran in Isanti, and the Sherwood Forest Campground community near Garrison. Ron enjoyed his family and all of the family activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Clara Mooers.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara; four adult children, Mark Mooers of Isanti; Marcia Aaby of Fridley; Laura (Bill) Gilbert of Isanti; Kim Mooers of St. Paul; by 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Joann) Mooers of Plymouth and Bill (Karen) Mooers of Edina.
Services were entrusted to the care of the Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.
Anna W. Zacharoff, 84, of Cambridge, died September 23, 2000 at Cambridge Health Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Carlson-Labatte Funeral home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Anna was born on December 12, 1915 in Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Rose Dahl, and husband, John Zacharoff, Sr.
Anna is survived by her son, John Zacharoff, Jr., daughter, Ann Krekelberg, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and sister, Irene Little.
Norman Pederson, 84, of Cambridge, died October 8, 2000 at Cambridge Health Care Center.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11 from Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. Erling Tungseth officiating. Leslie Deen, accompanied by Mary Kay O’Neill, will sing “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Burial will be next to his first wife, Mary, in Rose Hill Memorial Park in Minot, N. D. at 11 a.m. Oct. 16.
He was born October 18, 1915 in Makoti, N. D. to Martin and Charlotte Pederson. He grew up in the area and in October 1940 enlisted in the Army National guard, serving during World War II. In December 1945 he was honorably discharged. He returned to Berthold, N.D.,where he farmed until moving near Long Lake in Isanti. He later bought a farm east of Cambridge that he worked for about eight years. He worked construction for some time and moved to Minneapolis. He drove truck for Wyatt Ready Mix for several years until his retirement. After retiring, Norman moved back to Cambridge, built a home east of town and lived there until buying a house in town. He kept busy buying and remodeling homes in the Minneapolis and Cambridge areas.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth, and brother, Joe.
He is survived by his wife, Blanche of Cambridge, daughters Beverly (Fred) Deen of Maple Grove, Bonnie (Jim) McCabe of Stacy; five grandchildren, step-son Ronald (Becky) Ostrom of Richfield; brothers, Melvin Pederson, Sigurd Pederson, and Bjarne Pederson, all of Minot, ND.
Arrangements are with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Bernert “Ben” Henry Hass, 94, a longtime resident of Crown died October 3, 2000 at the Elim Home in Princeton.
Services were held Oct. 6 from Zion Lutheran Church of Crown with Rev. Steve Tischer officiating. Daucy Hanson sang “Beautiful Saviour.” The congregation sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “I Am But a Stranger Here,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Amazing Grace.” Organist was Penny Hammer. Pallbearers were Jeff, Erling and Gordon Hass, Vic and Mary Haas, Howard Olson, Lyle Jacobson, and Bruce Prause. Burial was in the church cemetery.
He was born December 18, 1905 in Spencer Brook Township, Isanti County to William and Emma (Ott) Hass. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of Crown, grew up in the Crown area and attended country school near Baxter Lake. In 1929 he married Ruby Ring and they lived in Minneapolis before purchasing a farm in Crown in 1944. They farmed there for many years. He also did construction work for Boyer Construction, worked for Cream of Wheat and the Arsenal. He retired in 1972. He and Ruby continued to “hobby farm” until 1992 when they moved to their daughter’s home. Ben had been a resident at the Elim Home in Princeton since October 1994. Ruby died April 12, 1998. Ben was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Crown. He and Ruby were active as foster parents, providing a home for many children over the years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on the dairy farm.
Ben was preceded in death by his wife Ruby; daughter Bonnie; sisters, Bernice in infancy, and Ella Olson; brothers, Harry, Art, Fritz and Otto; and step-grandson, Les Hass.
He is survived by son David (Rachel) Hass of Braham; daughter Pat ( Ray) Dyson of Park Rapids; foster son Dennis (Kathy) Anderson of Zimmerman; grandchildren Carla Juntti, Shari and Steven Hass, Twyla Hanson, Melody Johnson, Scott Trester; step-grandchildren Tammy, Billy and Stephanie Hass; foster grandchildren Ricky and Randy Shupe, Tim, Mark and Dennis Anderson Jr.; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many step great-grandchildren and foster great-grandchildren; sister Mayme Jacobson of St. Francis; sisters-in-law Grace Keating, Verle Hass, and Marian Ring.
Arrangements were with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Henry Stephen Scidmore, 94, of Cambridge, died October 14, 2000 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge.
Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at Grandview Christian Home Chapel with Rev. Erling Tungseth and Rev. Paul Reynolds officiating. Hugh and Nancy Peabody served as musicians. Pallbearers were John Bentz, Dave Hubbard, Craig Loeschke, Chad Nelson, Steve Rol, and Scott Scidmore. Interment was at Holden Lutheran Cemetery in Colfax, Wisconsin.
Henry was born September 28, 1906 at Hanover, WI to Abner and Ella (Funk) Scidmore. He graduated from Dorchester, Wisconsin High School and then attended Taylor County Normal and Stevens Point Teachers College. He taught elementary education at various schools in Clark County, WI for 15 years. He married Myrtle Mauksted of Colfax, WI June 15, 1932 at Minneapolis. In 1942 Henry and his family moved to Robbinsdale and he worked as an accountant for Midland Co-op for 22 years. He was very active in community affairs while in Robbinsdale. He served as city councilman for four years, as chairman of the March of Dimes, and was an active member of Faith Lilac Way Lutheran Church and served on the church council for several years.
In 1965 he and his wife moved to Ann Lake, north of Ogilvie. They purchased and operated the Headstrom Flower Shop at Milaca. Following that, he was employed for 11 years as city clerk of Ogilvie. After retiring, they moved to Cambridge and lived at Pine Village. While living at Pine Village, Henry served on the Cambridge City Council for six years. He was also a member of Cambridge Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle, in 1996; and by one brother and four sisters.
Henry is survived by daughters, Nancy (Donald) Hampshire of Burnsville, Diana (Elmer) Bentz of Menomonie, WI; sons, Jerry (Karen) Scidmore of Maple Grove; by grandchildren, Laurie Tietz, John (Joanne) Bentz, Debra Lee (David) Hubbard, Listi Peck, Pamela (Steve) Rol, Vicki (Craig) Loeschke, Scott Scidmore, Chad Nelson, and Carrie Nelson; by great-grandchildren, Heather and Ryan Tietz, Amanda and Tyler Bentz, Brianna and Brooke Hubbard, Jessica and Jennifer Peck, Jonathan, Jennifer, Katie and Alex Rol, Weston and Joshua Loeschke; by two brothers and one sister.
Services were entrusted to the care of Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel.
Dennis Allen Carlson, 49, of Isanti, died October 10, 2000 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
A memorial service was held Oct. 13 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in East Bethel with Rev. Steven Melander officiating.
He was born May 19, 1951 at Spokane, Washington to G.A. and Arlene Carlson. When he was four years old, his family moved to Minnesota. Dennis graduated from Robbinsdale High School. On June 29, 1974 he married Christine Johnson in Minneapolis. They made their home in North Minneapolis until moving to rural Isanti 14 years ago. Dennis enjoyed his family and all of the family activities, and he also enjoyed “fixing” things. He was a musician for many years, bringing enjoyment to many people with his talents.
He is survived by his wife, Chris; daughter, Amy; son, Eric, all of Isanti; parents, G.A. and Arlene Carlson of Spokane, Washington; brother, Duane (Gayle) of Spokane; sisters, Sue (Con) Kelly of Spokane; Kathy Knutson of Seattle; mother-in-law, Jess Taylor of Robbinsdale; sisters-in-law, Karen (Lorenzo Sanchez) Johnson of Robbinsdale; Shelley (Greg) Jones of New Hope, Sandy Mason of Minneapolis; and by special friend, Daryl Raasch of Isanti.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.
Edith Lenore Hanson, 79, of Cambridge, died October 10, 2000 at Cambridge Health Care Center.
A graveside service was held Oct. 12 at Cambridge Union Cemetery with Rev. Erling Tungseth officiating.
She was born August 10, 1921 in Cambridge to William and Sadie (Plummer) Nelson. She grew up in the Edgewood area, attended North Isanti Baptist Church as a child and attended District No. 3 School. On August 10, 1940 she married Lloyd M. Hanson, and they lived in rural Cambridge for many years. In 1975 they moved to Bridge Park Apartments. Lloyd died January 27, 1995. Edith continued to live there until March when she moved to Cambridge Health Care Center. Edith devoted much of her life caring for her husband, Lloyd, who was paralyzed while working at age 27. She was a very caring and loving person. She enjoyed sewing, housekeeping and playing cards.
Edith was preceded in death by her brothers Ernie, Thomas, and Willie; and sister Laverne.
She is survived by cousins Carl Larson of Braham, Larry Plummer of Mesa, AZ; nephews Carl Becklin of Cambridge, Larry Hanson of Grandy, and Dudley Hanson of Cambridge.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
William Thomas Horn, 84, of Cambridge, died October 13, 2000 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge.
Funeral services were held Oct. 17 from First Baptist Church in Cambridge with Rev. Jonathan Larson officiating. Special music was provided by Rev. Jonathan Larson and Rob Eastlund. Active pallbearers were Luke, Eli, Jeremiah, Josiah, Josh, Peter, Matthew, and William Horn. Honorary pallbearers were Julianna, Stephen, Micah, Sarah and Molly Horn, and Abigail Bosma. Interment was in the Cambridge Union Cemetery.
Eighty-four years ago, William Thomas Horn was born to William and Mazie (Snyder) Horn in Baltimore, Maryland July 17, 1916. He was the eldest of three children. He graduated from Polytech High School, after which he went on to Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Bill began his career as an engineer where he received a call of God to the ministry. He entered Baltimore School of the Bible and then went on to Eastern Baptist Seminary, Philadelphia, where he received his BA in Divinity. It was there he met his wife of 56 years. They were married June 24, 1944 at First Baptist Church in Cambridge. Upon graduation, he went on to serve for 56 fruitful years in five churches: First Baptist of Proctorville, Ohio (1944-1947), Trade Lake Baptist of Trade Lake, Wisconsin (1947-1953), Bethany Baptist of Duluth, Minnesota (1953-1958), First Baptist of Willmar, Minnesota (1958-1973, and Berean Baptist of Burnsville, Minnesota (1973-1979). After his retirement to Cambridge, he went on to serve interim pastorates at Bethany Baptist in Duluth, North Isanti Baptist in Cambridge, Cedar Grove Baptist in Eagan, Quamba Baptist in Quamba, South Isanti Baptist in Isanti, First Baptist in Willmar, and served as visitation pastor of North Isanti Baptist, Cambridge.
He went home to be with his Heavenly Father in his sleep, October 13, 2000. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 56 years, his boys, Paul (Judy) from Slayton, MN, Timothy (Sandi) of St. Paul, MN, Daniel (Cheryl) of Thief River Falls, MN, and David (Cecilia) of South Hamilton, MS; and countless friends and past parishioners.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness...”
Arrangements: the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Myrtle Eleanor Dahlberg, 85, of Cambridge, died October 12, 2000 at Cambridge Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Oct. 16 from Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. Erling Tungseth officiating. LeVonne Larson, accompanied by Elaine Johnson, sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “My Faith Looks Up to Thee.” The congregation sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Children of The Heavenly Father.” Pallbearers were Robert Grover, Richard Gunderson, Matt Nicoloff, Wayne Nicoloff, Gary Olsen, and Kenneth Olsen. Burial was in the Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery.
Myrtle was born October 28, 1914 in Minneapolis to Albert and Emma (Olson) Holtman. She grew up in Minneapolis where she was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She graduated from Minneapolis North High School. After high school she worked for Brown Photo and Munsingwear in Minneapolis. On April 7, 1948 she married Gottfred F. Dahlberg. After their marriage the couple moved to Cambridge where Gottfred farmed for many years. They lived their entire married life in Cambridge. Gottfred died November 6, 1982. Myrtle continued to live at home until earlier this year when she moved to Cambridge Health Care Center. She enjoyed baking, crocheting, and doing crossword puzzles. She was an active member of Cambridge Lutheran Church where she had taught Sunday School and was involved with the Ladies Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gottfred, and sisters Marion Nicoloff and Doris Olsen.
She is survived by son, Tom Dahlberg; daughter, Sandra (Dean) Strait; grandsons, David and Brian Strait, all of Cambridge.
Arrangements were with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Braham Ev. Covenant Church for Ramona Knowles of Braham. The Rev. Steve Jennisch and the Rev. Daniel Brodin officiated. Music was provided by Rev. Brodin and Sharon Carlson. Pallbearers were Scott Gay, Merv Heitschmidt, Dennis Landau, Chuck Larson, Scott Lucht, and Dave Mattson. Interment was in the Dalbo Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Rock Mankie Burial and Cremation Services of Braham.
Ramona (Mrs. Kenneth) Knowles, age 66, of Braham, died at the Abbott NW Hospital in Minneapolis on Thursday, October 19, 2000.
Ramona was born on June 29, 1934 to Raymond and Ethel (Chilstrom) Swanson in Duxbury, Wisconsin. When she was 6 years old the family moved to Dalbo. Ramona attended and graduated from Ogilvie High School in 1952.
On February 5, 1955 Ramona married Kenneth Knowles at her parents home in Dalbo. They lived on a farm east of Braham and had four daughters, Linda, Debbie, Cindy and Gloria.
She worked at the First State Bank of Braham as a bookkeeper and teller for many years. Ramona greatly enjoyed bowling and often bowled on 2 leagues. She was the league secretary for several years and bowled in many state and national tournaments. Ramona was a foster grandparent in the Braham Schools and a mentor for Isanti County Youth Recreation and Kids Like Us. She attended Braham Covenant Church and was a member of Braham VFW Auxiliary.
Ramona was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Knowles, her parents, one brother Phillip Swanson and a daughter Cindy Traywick.
She is survived by three daughters: Linda (Milo) Behrendt, Debbie (Rick) Stender, Gloria (Calvin) Smith; 9 Grandchildren, Stacie (George) Mix, Kristin Behrendt, Melissa (Don) Olson, Tony Stender, Bryce Stender, Tom Traywick III, Jason Smith, Jacob Smith, Justin Smith; three great grandchildren, Matthew Olson, Bradley Olson, Tye Traywick; one sister Donna Black, one brother Roland Swanson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.