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Isanti County, Minnesota Obituary and Death Notice Collection
(Obits and death notices from various funeral homes in the Cambridge, Bradford, Athens, Stanford, Isanti, Braham, and Wyanett, Minnesota areas.)

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Isanti County, Minnesota Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Isanti County, Minnesota Obituary Collection - 19

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Date: Monday, 20 June 2011, at 12:23 p.m.

Norman Swanson

Norman Martin Swanson, 69, of Cambridge, died peacefully at his home November 5, 2000.

A memorial service was held Nov. 9 from Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo with Rev. William Pearson officiating. The congregation sang “In The Garden,” “Amazing Grace,” and “How Great Thou Art.” The organist was Roberta Erickson. Norm’s grandchildren were honorary pallbearers.

Interment was in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery with military honors provided by the Isanti VFW.
Norman was born February 1, 1931 in Bethel, MN to Arthur and Wilhelmena (Eigeldinger) Swanson.

He grew up in the Weber area of Isanti County attending country school at Bodum. As a youth he helped out on the farm and at the age of 13 he worked on a threshing crew, traveling the country helping farmers take in their crops. In February 1948 Norm enlisted in the Air Force. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean Conflict and honorably discharged in September 1953. He went on to work with his brother-in-law, Budd Peterson, where he did plumbing work.

On June 9, 1956 he married Vivian Bastian at his homeplace near Weber. They made their home in Cambridge, buying a home east of town and for the last 32 years in the home near Pine Brook.

Norman was a local plumber for many years, retiring less than a year ago. Throughout his career he trained many men in the plumbing trade. He was very active in the Isanti VFW, where he was past commander. Norm enjoyed gardening, yard work, tractors, his apple orchard, attending auctions, fishing, bird-watching, and visiting with people. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Walt and Roy; sisters Thelma Swanson, Jean Thompson; nephews, James Anderson and Kenny Anderson.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian; children Terry (Lila) Swanson of Princeton, Debbie Fischer of Cambridge, David (Sheri) Swanson of Cambridge, Tammie (Dave) Hall of Cambridge; grandchildren, Jodi, Mandi, Cassie, Ross, Joe, Jake, Emily, Hailey, and Cole; great-grandchild, Chase; sisters, Mildred Andersen of Braham, Ruth (Budd) Peterson of Cambridge.

Arrangement were with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.

Raymond N. Nelson

Funeral services were held November 11, 2000 at Grasston Baptist Church for Raymond N. Nelson of Braham. The Rev. Ray Harrison officiated while Marie Grundberg and Marlene Wieczorek provided the special music. Pallbearers were Ray’s grandsons. Interment was in Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Rock Mankie Burial & Cremation Services of Braham.

The son of Hans and Christine (Swenson) Nelson, he was born April 4, 1912 in Northfield, MN. He attended school and grew up in the Northfield area. As a young man, Ray worked on area farms. He married Hattie Gentry McIalwain October 25, 1958 at Rush Point and they lived in Braham. Ray farmed around the area dn also worked for the Braham and Grasston Feed Mills. Later he and Hattie were caretakers at Central Drive Court in Braham. Hattie died March 7, 1987 and he continued to live in the Braham area, later moving to Park Manor in Braham. Ray was an active volunteer and helped deliver Meals on Wheels. He was always willing to assist whether it was a ride somewhere or to lend a helping hand.

Ray died at Grandview Christian Home Nov. 8 at the age of 88.

He was preceded in death by wife, Hattie in 1987; brothers and sister, Marie Thompson, Leonard Nelson, Cora Leaf, and Roy Nelson.

He is survived by sons, Darrell (Edith) McIalwain of Ogilvie, Troy (Wendy) Nelson of Sandstone; daughters, Mary Johnston of Belvedere, SD, Lela Kruse of Milaca, Sharon Stigen of Salem, OR, Jenene Barbknecht of Waseca; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Walter Nelson of Mora; sister, Hazel Leaf of Menahga, MN; and special friend, Hazel Grundberg of Braham.

Adria Anthony

Adria (Mrs. Tony) Anthony, 83, of Brunswick, died November 5, 2000 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Services were held Nov. 9 at Grasston Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Harrison and Rev. Clyde Dalbey officiating. Music was provided by Wilbert and Charlotte Strelow and Marlene Wieczorek. Pallbearers were Lyman Rodenburg, Don Danielson, Glen Sawyer, Marvin Dresler, Elwood “Bud” Bleis, and Jerry Healy. Interment was in the Grasston Baptist Cemetery.

Adria was born in Bloomington to Richard and Mildred Huebner on May 31, 1917. She graduated from Bloomington High School. She met Charles “Tony” Anthony while he was in the Sawtell Veteran’s Hospital in West Los Angeles. They then decided to go to Baltimore to visit Tony’s sister. Adria and Tony were married February 23, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland. They lived in Lynn, Mass. until 1950 when they came to Minnesota before moving to California where they both worked for Northrop Aircraft. In 1962, after Adria’s career for Northrop ended, they moved back to Minnesota.

Adria had many years of service at Brunswick Baptist and Grasston Baptist churches. She was always willing to help people and seeing to the needs of others. She touched many lives and was loved in return by the community.

Adria was preceded in death by her husband Tony, brother Richard “Bud” Huebner, and sister Zona Huebner.

She is survived by son Arthur (Patty) of Mound, MN; step daughter Chi Chi of Lynn, Mass.; granddaughters Jessica, Sarah, Nikki and Natalie; two step granddaughters; great grandson Sevielle; two step great-granddaughters; brothers Art (Beverly) Huebner of Grasston; John “Jack” Huebner of Missouri; sisters Shirley Fish of Denver, Colorado, Yvonne (Jack) Piper of Sauk Center, MN, Gloria (Harry) Walsh of Arizona, and Geraldine Fisher of South Minneapolis.

Arrangements were by the Rock Mankie Burial and Cremation Services of Braham.

Cleo Nelson

A memorial service was held November 18, 2000 at Rock Mankie Funeral Home in Braham for Cleo Albert Nelson formerly of Stanchfield. Rev. Lavern Swanson officiated. Interment was in the Rice Lake Lutheran Cemetery near Braham.

Cleo Nelson, 73, died Nov. 10 at Cambridge Health Care Center.

Cleo was born on a farm near Sherburne, MN. January 11, 1927 to Albert and Clara (Stello) Nelson, in Martin County. He attended grade and high school in Huntley, MN, located in Faribault County. He helped his father farm for many years, living at home. When his parents bought a farm near Stanchfield, he began work operating large road and farm equipment for various companies in the area. As he grew older, his left leg, crippled from polio as a baby, made it more difficult to do heavy work, but his strength and determination helped him to keep going long after the average person would have quit. Cleo lived in several assisted living homes in the Cambridge and Stanchfield area, and then the Cambridge Care Center in Cambridge in his later years.

His sense of humor and wit will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jack and Norman Nelson.

Cleo is survived by his sister Vi Duncanson of Pine, AZ and brother Darryl Nelson of Brook Park,

Robert A. Olson

Robert Allen Olson, 66, of Isanti, died November 16, 2000 at Unity Hospital in Fridley.
Services were held Nov. 21 at Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel with Father James David Hahn officiating. Burial was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley with the color guard provided by the Marine Corps.

Pallbearers were Terry Olson, Ernie Olson III, Russ Swonger, Don Cress and Guy Peterson.
He was born December 24, 1933 in Morrill, MN. to Ernest and Rose Olson. He was raised in Morrill where he attended school. Robert was in the Marine Corps. during the Korean Conflict and served as a tank mechanic and instructor. On June 11, 1956 he married Patricia Pasch in Minneapolis. They lived in Bovey for three years before moving to Isle and then to Isanti in 1980. Robert was employed by Hamms/Strohs Brewery in St. Paul for 27 years, retiring in 1995. His interests included restoring old cars.

He also built beautiful grandfather clocks and numerous other woodworking projects. He worked with stained glass and also planted an orchard at his home. He made iron gates as well and had built several family homes.

“Robert always gave 100 percent to everything he did.”

He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest G. Olson Sr. and by his brother, Ernest Olson Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Terry of Cave Creek, AZ; mother, Rose Olson of Onamia; grandchildren, Chris, Terra and Trisha; great-grandson, Reed; and by his sisters, Rosemary Scheper of Big Fork and Diana (Harold) Hamilton of Onamia.

Elvert Okerstrom

Elvert Reynold Okerstrom, 80, of Minneapolis, formerly of Isanti, died November 16, 2000 at Bryn Mawr Nursing Home in Minneapolis.

Services were held Nov. 21 from Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Rev. Robert Venneman officiating. Mary Falk, accompanied by Corinne Johnson, sang “Day By Day” and “Abide With Me.” Burial was in Isanti Union Cemetery with Heinz Brettschneider, Lee Noreen, Paul Okerstrom and Marshall Pearson as pallbearers.

He was born in the Blomford Community near Isanti August 8, 1920 to Oscar and Elizabeth Okerstrom. He was raised in rural Isanti and farmed until he moved to Minneapolis in the early 1950s. He had been a resident of a nursing home since 1982 and was formerly a member of South Isanti Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Geneva Noreen and Marian Beckman and by brothers, Aldon and Norman Okerstrom.

He is survived by his brothers, Gilbert (Edna) and Devan (Madeline) Okerstrom; sisters, Pearl Olson; Rosella (Albert) Pearson and Lorraine Oman.

Hannah Hedberg

Hannah Christine Hedberg, 85, of Elk River, formerly of Cambridge, died November 13, 2000 at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River.

She was born April 18, 1915 at Isanti to Victor and Nellie Peterson. She was raised at Isanti and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1933. In 1934 she married Alphy Hedberg. They lived in Minneapolis until moving to Cambridge in 1950. In November 1982, she moved to Anoka and then in February 1999 she moved to Elk River. Hannah enjoyed reading, crocheting and doing crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphy; infant daughter Mary Jean; sister Ruby Boettcher and granddaughter Donna Johnson.

She is survived by her children Don (June) Hedberg of Bloomington; Karen Johnson of Ventura, CA; Mike (Betty) Hedberg of Ramsey; Ralph (Linda) Hedberg of Beaverton, OR; and Steve (Diane) Hedberg of Plymouth; by 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; sisters Myra Gerkin of Minneapolis; Gladys Peterson of Finland; Helen (Lee) Parson of Isanti; brothers, Ralph (Phyllis) Peterson of Minneapolis; Arvid (Clarice) Peterson of Isanti; Lester (Mary Jean) Peterson of Pengilly.

Funeral services were held Nov. 17 from Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel with Gaylen Van Loon and Tim Severud officiating. Music was provided by Tim and Tony Hedberg, Rene’e Hedberg, and Richard Johnson. Verlaine Weiland served as organist. Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Andy, Tim, Todd, Tom and Tony Hedberg and Richard Johnson. Interment was in the North Isanti Baptist Cemetery.

Fern Cabral

Fern Bagne Cabral, 83, of St. Francis, died November 14, 2000, at Cambridge Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Princeton, with Bishop Paul Tross officiating. Soloist was Mark Bruce and Beverly Orr served as organist.

Honorary pallbearers were Austin, Jesse and Jordan Gardiner and Clinton Schuldt. Pallbearers were Ed Haggen, James T. McCabe, Jim McCabe, Jim Nielsen, Douglas and Elijah Schuldt and Denny VanCampen. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens at Crystal.

She was born August 8, 1917 at Kaysville, Utah, to Franklin and Clara Colemere. She was raised, attended school and lived in Kaysville until 1945 when she moved to Minnesota and settled in North Minneapolis. Her husband, Jerome Bagne, died in 1963. In 1965 she moved to Oakland, California where she married Henry Cabral. Her husband, Henry, died in 1983. She moved back to Minnesota in 1983 to be closer to her family.

Fern was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Princeton. Besides enjoying her grandchildren and the family activities, she enjoyed working on genealogy and family history and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Flint, Jerome Bagne, and Henry Cabral; and by brothers, Sheldon and Ferren.
She is survived by daughter, Yvonne (James) McCabe of St. Francis; grandchildren, Kathryn (Douglas) Schuldt of Cambridge, James T. (Nancy) McCabe of Oak Grove, Deborah (Randy) Health of Syracuse, Utah; and by 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were entrusted to the care of the Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel.

Patricia Chelberg

Patricia Ann Lenore Chelberg, 56, of Cambridge, died November 15, 2000 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Services were held Nov. 18 from Calvary Baptist Church in Cambridge with Rev. David Gerhardt officiating. Carol Dybvig and Peggy Gerhardt served as instrumentalists and Monte Dybvig, Kayla Gerhardt, Krista Gerhardt and Denise Swedeen served as vocalists. Burial was in North Isanti Baptist Cemetery with Mark Peterson, Brad, Greg, Loren, Murray and Ray Pallo as pallbearers.

She was born in Stanley, MN. January 15, 1944 to Edwin and Hazel Chelberg. She attended Moody School and graduated from Cambridge High School. She was a bookkeeper for Cambridge Egg Co. for many years, manager at ECM Office Products in Cambridge and was currently employed at Anderson Drug in Cambridge. She was always willing to help people and she touched many lives with her sense of humor. Her hobbies included collecting Shirley Temple items and tea sets.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Hazel and by her sister, Gloria Pallo, who died this past July.

She will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Connie Chelberg of Cambridge; brother-in-law, Tom Pallo of Shoreview; niece, Vickie Hollister and her family; nephews, Greg, Brad, Murray, Loren and Ray Pallo and their families; and aunts, Senora Chelberg of Cambridge; Bernice Stone of Cambridge and Selma Twingstrom of North Branch.

Arrangements were with Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel.

Steven Olander

Steven James Olander, 55, of Cambridge, died November 21, 2000 at Cambridge Medical Center following a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

A memorial service was held Nov. 24 from First Baptist Church in Cambridge with Rev. Terry Port officiating. Music was provided by Wendy Gordy. Honorary pallbearers were Ken Dean, Harlan Krinke, Al Baas, Dave Roddy, Dale Swenson, John Suomala and Brad Dixon. Burial was in Royalton Cemetery.

He was born April 3, 1945 in Braham to Curtis and Helen (Wyman) Olander. He grew up in the area and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1963. On December 11, 1965 he married Carol Boden in Cambridge and the couple were parents of two children, Kris on November 13, 1969 and Scott on August 24, 1973. Steve worked as a police officer in Princeton, Cambridge, and Ham Lake and also worked in the parts department at Greenberg Implement for seven years. He worked part-time as an EMT for 30 years. In 1992 he attended White Bear Vo Tech School and received his paramedic degree. He had been a paramedic since 1992.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard; niece, Michelle, and father-in-law, Glenn Boden.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Kris (David) Strigel; son, Scott (Amy) Olander; parents, Curt and Helen Olander; brother, John (Shirley) Olander and children, Jennifer and Brett; sister, Judy (Ron) Nelson and children, Dan (Jennifer) Sjerven; Douglas, Bradley and Brent Sjerven; Shellee (Mitch) Lamb; mother-in-law, Della Boden; brother-in-law, Brian (Joanne) Boden and daughter, Kelsey who was Steve’s football buddy.

Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.

Marcus Pederson

Marcus Alfred Pederson, 66, of Pequot Lakes, died in Mower County in southern Minnesota.

A memorial service was held Dec. 2 from Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Rev. Howard Skulstad officiating.

He was born in Browerville, MN. June 21, 1934 to Arthur and Lillian Pederson. He was raised and lived his early years in Long Prairie. Marcus was employed in the trucking industry.

He lived his life to his fullest and his children will miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mike, and by four brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his children, Paula (Corky) Geraedts of Princeton; Steve Pederson and his fiancee Moira of Coon Rapids; Debra Pederson of Blaine and Linda Pederson of Circle Pines; seven grandchildren; brothers, Orville (Bud) Pederson of Pequot Lakes; sisters, Lillian Skillings of Spring Lake Park; Ruth (Richard) Schintgen of Minneapolis; May (Dolly) Strike of Isanti and Helen Jackson of Burnsville.

Bernard Slater

Bernard Joseph Slater, 82, of Cedar, died December 10, 2000, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at Strike Funeral Home - Isanti Chapel. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will take place on Friday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
He was born July 17, 1918 at Hettinger, N.D. to Bernard August and Frances Slater. He was raised and attended school in Hettinger. In 1942 Bernard joined the U.S. Army and served his country in WW II. He was in the infantry and received several honors for his service. After returning from the service, Bernard lived in Beardsly and Ortonville for short periods of time until 1950 when he moved to Columbia Heights. While living in Columbia Heights, he was active in Columbia Heights Civil Defense for many years. In 1962 Bernard moved to Spring Lake Park. Three years later, he moved to Cedar where he has made his home ever since. Bernard’s hobbies included going to auctions, feeding wild birds, vegetable gardening, and tinkering with collectibles.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Slater, and great-grandson, Russell Moore.
He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Bernice (Tim) Foster of Amery, WI, Jeffrey (Dianne) Slater of Anoka, Linda (Bill) Moore of Moundsview, Bradley (Cheryl) Slater of Isanti, Timothy (Carol) Slater of Syracuse, NY, Thomas (Pam) Slater of North Pole, Alaska, Kathleen (Art) Smith of Brandon, Manitoba, Robert (Rita) Slater of Las Vegas, Nevada; by siblings Margret (Theodore) Borgheiinck of Randall, MN, Martin Slater of Hettinger, ND, Caroline (Martin) Borgheiinck of Milbank, SD, John (Zelma) Slater of Lancaster, CA, Arthur (Billie Jo) Slater of Fort Worth, TX, Agnes (Joseph) Paul of Lemmon, SD, Lorraine (Mike) Kuntz of Hardin, MT, Loretta Grassnickle of Portland, OR, Donald (Marie) Slater of Northfield, IL, James (Betty) Slater of Bristow, VA; by 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and by many other relatives and friends.

Lorena Rowland

A Mass of Christian Burial was held December 9, 20000 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham for Lorena C. Rowland of Stanchfield. Fr. Nicholas Zimmer officiated. Music was provided by Joni Nelson. Pallbearers were Rocke, Casper and Chad Rowland, Tony Louzan, Jack Lanhart, and Richard Kimen. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Rock Mankie Burial and Cremation Services of Braham.

The daughter of Casper and Mathilda Ricker, was born May 10, 1925 at Ward Springs, MN where she attended school and grew up. She was married April 24, 1945 to Thomas R. Rowland at Ward Springs they made their home in Sauk Centre, MN. In 1973 they moved to their home on Rush Lake where they had since lived. Lorena enjoyed her flowers and gardens at the lake. She always made sure that the altar at her church was adorned with fresh flowers.

She died unexpectedly at Cambridge Medical Center December 5, 2000 at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband Thomas; son Rocke Rowland of Milaca; daughters, Jeanette(Al) Louzon of Champlin and Becky Rowland of Stanchfield; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother Sylvester Ricker of St. Paul; sisters Olivia Sirene of Coleraine; Regine Trattles of Osseo; Alice Thigs of St. Cloud, and Laura Ricker of Rochester.

Louise Hass

Louise Emma Hass, 80, of Cambridge, formerly of Crown and Princeton, died November 30, 2000 at her home at Mill Ridge Commons.

Services were held Dec. 4 from Zion Lutheran Church of Crown with Rev. Steve Tischer officiating. Deena Coons sang, “How Great Thou Art” and “No More Night.” The congregation sang, “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Organist was Penny Hammer. Pallbearers were grandsons, Darin Coons, Jeremy Hass, Jason Thomsen, Joshua Hass, Jacob Thomsen, Justin Hass, and Devin Coons. Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Louise was born July 13, 1920 in Stanford Township, Isanti County, to William and Emma (Stoeckel) Froehlich. She grew up in the Crown area and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of Crown. She attended country school in Stanford Township. On March 25, 1950 she married Edwin Hass of Crown at Zion Lutheran Church and they made their home on the farm a mile east of the church. She and Edwin raised five children. In 1967 Louise went to work for Federal Cartridge in Anoka, along with Edwin. She worked there for 10 years and Edwin retired from there in 1981. After retirement they moved to Princeton and lived there until October 1999 when they moved to Mill Ridge Commons in Cambridge. While in Princeton, Louise enjoyed caring for their large yard, working in the flower and vegetable gardens and was active with the Princeton Food Shelf. She was also a lifelong active member of Zion Lutheran Church of Crown where in earlier years she taught Sunday School for 18 years and helped in the Ladies Aid. She also volunteered in many ways by giving food and gifts and helped by driving people who were unable to drive. Louise enjoyed quilting, canning, and in later years, fishing. She and Edwin went to Hawaii for their 25th anniversary and in March of this year, celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Leo and George Froehlich, nephew, Carl Froehlich, and son-in-law, Harvey Richner.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin of Cambridge; children, Ruthie (Dennis) Coons of Nowthen; John (Rose) Hass of Isanti; Candy Richner of St. Francis; Paul (Pat) Hass of Crown; Jan (Joel) Thomsen of Nowthen; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, 15 step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, DelRose Froehlich of Elk River.

Arrangement were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.

Martha Erickson

Martha Mae Erickson, 92, of Minneapolis, formerly of Dalbo, died December 4, 2000 at Stevens Square Residence in Minneapolis where she had lived for the past 1 1/2 years.

A memorial service was held Dec. 10 at Dalbo Baptist Church with music by Dick Rees. Organist was Delores Friez. Burial was in Dalbo cemetery with Carl, Norman and Bruce Erickson, Thomas Agrimson, Nathan Howell and Stan Mickelson as pallbearers.

She was born March 18, 1908 to Linus and Sarah Anlund and grew up in West Dalbo. She attended Dalbo Grade School and then Bethel Academy, which is now Bethel College, in St. Paul. Housekeeping for wealthy families was her profession while in St. Paul.She also worked as a maid and nanny for Mayor Nelson in St. Paul. Later, she worked briefly in Chicago and then moved to New York City where she and Carl Erickson were married in 1930 at Trinity Baptist Church in Manhattan. The family returned to Dalbo in 1940 where they raised their five children. Martha and Carl were active in Dalbo Baptist Church as well as the Dalbo School and the PTA. They later became active in the Dalbo Grange and other community activities. Martha also maintained a long affiliation with, and had many friends, in the Bahai Faith. They lived in Dalbo until 1984 when they moved to West St. Paul to provide care for her ailing brother, Hugh. Before Martha moved to Stevens Square for full-time nursing care, she received several years of care from her granddaughter, Laurie.

Martha was a wonderful wife and beloved mother as well as a caring and helpful friend to many people in her community. For those in need she was ever-generous with her time and resources, and will be remembered with much love.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl in 1994; her brothers, Hugh and Al Anlund; sisters, Esther Bloomgren and Amy Schlief and her grandson, Kelly Agrimson.

She is survived by her children, Shirley Erickson of Portland, OR; Carl Erickson Jr. of Minneapolis; Allen (Ginger) Erickson of Inverness, FL; Norman (Joanne) Erickson of Vancouver, WA and Celeste Erickson of Kirkland, WA; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.

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