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Isanti County, Minnesota Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Isanti County, Minnesota Obituary Collection - 2

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Date: Monday, 20 June 2011, at 12:16 p.m.

Marcus O達rien

Marcus LeRoy O達rien, 79, of Mora, died October 24, 1999 in Mora from a massive heart attack.

Services were planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 from Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge with Elder Patrick O達rien officiating. Bagpipe music will be provided by Jeff Perry. Visitation was held 5-7 p.m..m Oct. 26. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

He was born in Evansville, IN. December 27, 1919 to Eldo and Ruth (Stateler) O達rien. He entered to British Service in 1940 serving the Queen in North Africa with the Black Watch Regiment the 2nd Batallion of the 42nd Regiment. In 1942 he transferred to the U.S. Armed Forces serving in the Pacific and Europe until 1946. On October 12,, 1946 he married Marguerite Lucille Luikens in Las Vegas. They lived in California before returning to Minnesota in 1948. They travelled throughout the United States in several different states. Traveling was his favorite hobby.

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

He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; sons, Dennis (Jan) O達rien of Braham and Patrick (Patricia) O達rien of Seattle; daughters, Kathleen (Ed) Crandall of Herman and Robin (Steve) Grell of Cambridge; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Harold Fischer

Harold Fred Fischer, 78, of Isanti, died at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale October 24, 1999.

Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at St. John Lutheran Church of Weber with Rev. George Krueger officiating. Mary Falk will sing 滴ow Great Thou Art and 展hat A Friend We Have In Jesus. Albert Nolting will serve as organist. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Aaron Boettcher, Clifford Carlson, Clifford Melland, Ron Olson, Melvin Rosen and Ralph Strike as pallbearers.

He was born in Minneapolis May 10, 1921 to Fred and Edna Fischer. He was raised on the family farm in Bradford Township where he lived his entire life. On November 10, 1945 he married Agnes McClellan at Maplewood and they lived on the family farm. Harold had been an active member of St. John Lutheran Church of Weber for many years serving as an elder and on the cemetery board. Harold was active in the community and served on the Bradford Town Board for 24 years, retiring this past year.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes; son, Ronald (Kathleen) of Minneapolis; grandson, David (Michelle) Fischer of McGregor; brother, Ralph (Pat) Fischer of Brainerd; and sisters, Marjorie (Edsel) Thompson of Alexandria and LaVerne and Mike Lamp of Ogilvie.

Arrangements were with Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.

Peggy Bullock

Peggy Bullock, 42, of Brooklyn Park, died October 9, 1999 at Unity Hospital in Fridley.

Peggy Ann Bullock was born January 15, 1957 at Minneapolis to Millie and Robert Bullock, Jr. Peggy was a special child and has lived in an institution since she was seven years old. She lived at Faribault, then at the Cambridge Regional Center, and then most recently in a group home in Brooklyn Park.

Peggy was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother, Millie Boelter and her step-father, Maynard Boelter of East Bethel; by one brother, Paul Bullock of Minneapolis; sister, Pamela King of Coon Rapids; and by a half-sister, Lisa and husband John Timm of Ogilvie.

Memorial services were held on October 18, 1999 from the Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Rev. Brian Fragodt officiating. Pastor Brian and Kim Fragodt sang 滴ow Great Thou Art, 笛esus Loves Me, and 典he Lord痴 Prayer. Interment was in Isanti Union Cemetery.

Elsie Severson

Elsie Annette Severson, 83, of Columbia Heights, formerly of Braham, died October 20, 1999 at Crestview Luther Home in Columbia Heights where she had been a resident since breaking her hip in 1993.

Services were held Oct. 23 from Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Richard Chronis officiating. Susan Severson and Ruth Anderson provided the music. Burial was in Rice Lake Lutheran Cemetery near Braham with her grandchildren as pallbearers.

She was born May 19, 1916 in Braham to John and Victoria (Swenson) Monson. She was baptized, confirmed and graduated from Braham High School in 1934. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College for one year before moving to Minneapolis where she attended the Minneapolis School of Business and worked for Boutell Brothers. She later returned to Braham to work for her father. She married Harvey Severson May 19, 1939 and spent her married years raising an active family of five and working as a bookkeeper and clerk at Braham Mercantile. She enjoyed reading for relaxation and was active in the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Isanti County Historical Society. Harvey and Elsie retired in 1976 and traveled both overseas and to visit grandchildren. Elsie remained in Braham until Harvey痴 death November 29, 1988 and then lived with Marge and Ray in Michigan and in North Dakota.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Eleanor Severson and Hazel Monson.

She is survived by sons, Richard (Winnie) of Madison, WI; Ronald (Mary) of Minneapolis; and Gary (Leslie) of Nisswa; daughters, Marjorie (Ray) Porter of Breckenridge; Joanne (Dave) Edblad of Windsor, CO; grandchildren, Scott and Steve Roesner, Kimberly Porter, Rachel, Paul and Jenny Severson, Dan Edblad, Jill Torpy, and Sten, Kirk and Gregg Severson; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Lyndsey Roesner, Amanda Porter, Mikayla Torpy, Shelby Edblad, Claire and Stephanie Roesner, Jonathan Porter and Zane Torpy; brothers, Herbert (Betty) Monson of Bloomington and John (Marge) Monson of Cambridge.

Arrangements were with Rock Mankie Burial and Cremation Services of Braham.

Irene Treichel

Funeral services for Irene H. Treichel, 79, of Richfield, formerly of the Fish Lake Township area, were held October 28, 1999 at Hoouse of Prayer Lutheran Church in Richfield with burial in Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery.

She was an active volunteer at House of Prayer Lutheran Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald and sons, Rev. Dean and Gregory Treichel.

She is survived by her sons, Robert (Nancy) Treichel and Scott (JoAnn) Treichel; daughter-in-law, Kelly Treichel; and grandchildren, Teresa (Dana) Podtburg; Andrea, Kari, Erin, Matthew and Benjamin Treichel.

Arrangements were with the Moris Nilsen Chapel in Richfield.

Lydia Anderson

Lydia Martha Carolina Anderson, 87, of Cambridge, formerly of Stanchfield, died October 25, 1999 following a year and a half of failing health.

Services were held Oct. 28 at Braham Evangelical Covenant Church with Rev. Lavern Swanson and Rev. Dick Williams officiating while Christy and Carol Schmakel provided the music. Burial was in Braham Mission Covenant Cemetery with her grandsons, Paul Anderson, Daniel Mullins,, Mark, Terry and Matt Carlson, Steve Trowbridge, Scott and Mike Flett and Gary and Al Ray Nyquist, as pallbearers.

She was born June 30, 1912 to Jacob and Mathilda Schrupp in Bertha, MN. She was baptized as an infant, confirmed, and attended school at St. John痴 School. She was raised near Vergas, MN. with nine siblings. On December 17, 1930 she married Raymond Anderson of Stanchfield and they lived on the Anderson homestead in Stanchfield where they farmed together until their retirement in 1980. Lydia loved to do needlework and was a great gardener. She also loved spending the winter months in Arizona.

She was preceded in death by two infant brothers; her brother, Hank; sisters, Tillie and Helen and by her daughter, Shirley.

She will be remembered with love by her husband, Raymond, of Stanchfield; son, Earl (Lucy) of Stanchfield; daughters, Irene (Dean) Hedberg of Pine City; Vicki (Marvin) Carlson of Braham; and Doris (Donald) Mullins of Cambridge; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brother, Milton (Della) Schrupp of Vergas, MN.; sisters, Elda Lehrke of Waconia, MN; Edna Johnson of Frazee, MN. and Lorna Chase of Braham.

Arrangements were with Rock Mankie Burial and Cremation Services of Braham.

Marilyn Eidsvoog

Marilyn W. Eidsvoog, 63, of Blaine, died October 27, 1999 in Blaine.

Services were held Oct. 29 at Way of the Cross Church in Blaine with Rev. Tom Stuart officiating, Burial was in Morningside Memorial Gardens.

She was born in Evanston, IL to Fred and Marjorie McGowan, was married to Morris Eidsvoog and a member of Bridgewood Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fred; brother, Jim; and sister, Charlotte.

She is survived by her husband, Morris; children, Robert (Jennifer); Donna (Gary) Schultz; Ken (Jerri); Jeff (Jody) and Jason (Tanda); 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; mother, Marjorie McGowan; brothers, Fred (Joanne); Bill (Ginny); Bob (Linda); sisters,, Judy (Frank) Donat; and Kathleen MCGowan and by her sister-in-law, Ginny McGowan.

Arrangements were with Gearhart Funeral Chapel in Coon Rapids.

Alden Larson

Alden Raymond Larson, 84, of New Brighton, died at his home November 4, 1999.

Services were held Nov. 8 from Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge with Rev. Paul Lundgren officiating. The Abrahamson Sisters, accompanied by Darlene Fixell, sang 滴ow Great Thou Art and 鄭mazing Grace. Burial was in Cambridge Union Cemetery with Sherman Larson, David Patnode, Jim Neumann, Dennis Stanton, Lyman Stein and Mike Quigley as pallbearers.

He was born June 15, 1915 in Athens Township of Isanti County to Arvid J. and Anna (Olson) Larson. He grew up in Athens Township working on the home farm and attending Skalin Country School. After school he worked for a short time in the CCC Camp. On October 13, 1940 he married Helen Norling, and the couple lived in the Twin Cities area for much of their lives and also spent a short time in Cambridge. In 1959 they moved to New Brighton and have lived there since. Alden worked as a tool and die maker for Trico Mfg. for many years. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Reuben Larson and Frances Harris.

He is survived by his wife, Helen of New Brighton; son, Kenneth (Diane) Larson of Moundsview; daughter Sharon (John) Baldwin of Rogers; grandchildren, Lori Baldwin, Brian Larson, Jill Baldwin, Pamela Neumann, Paula Haugen, and Patricia Spencer; great-grandchildren, Cody Baldwin, Chelsea and Ivy Spencer; Sara Neumann, Kaysey Larson, Emily Neumann and Helen Stanton; sister, Fern Patnode of Cambridge and sisters in law, Dora Larson of Cambridge and Doris Maske of Moundsview.

Emilia LoriAnn Janke

Emilia LoriAnn Janke, infant daughter of Janice Carlson and Steven Janke, was stillborn at Hennepin County Medical Center November 1, 1999.

Graveside services were conducted at Isanti Union Cemetery Nov. 6 with Rev. Clell Bone officiating.

She is survived by her parents,, Janice and Steve of Moundsview; grandparents, Betty and James Carlson of Isanti and Rosemary and Tony Janke of Melrose.

Arrangements were with Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.

Bernice Thornberg

Funeral services were held November 3, 1999 Braham Evangelical Covenant Church for Bernice V. Thornberg of Braham. Rev. Dick Williams officiated while Janette Benzen and Sharon Carlson provided the special music. Pallbearers were her nephews. Bernice was laid to rest in the Old North Church Cemetery in Maple Ridge Township. Arrangements were by the Rock Mankie Burial & Cremation Services of Braham.

Bernice Viola (Johnson) Thornberg was born November 5, 1912, to Sam and Hulda Johnson at their home in Constance, MN. It was evident early in her life that it would not be an easy road. At the age of nine, her mother passed away. Her grandmother came to live with the family, but she too, passed away after two years. Bernice completed grade school but could not go to high school as the needs of the home demanded her help with the care of brothers and a sister. After reaching adulthood, she was able to leave home and work in Minneapolis. On October 26, 1940, she married J. Edward Thornberg in a double wedding shared with her sister Evelyn, who married David Bloom. To this union were born two sons, James and Steven, and two daughters, Marlys and Susan. The family lived in North Minneapolis for several years at which time they were involved with Brookdale Covenant Church where Bernice faithfully served in the women痴 activities of the church. She excelled in the culinary arts with a special talent in baking the varieties of sweet rolls, cookies, cakes and bars that visitors always shared with a good cup of coffee.

Bernice worked at the downtown Dayton store until the family moved to Clear Lake, Iowa in 1965. She shared the work at 擢un Stuff a combination ice cream parlor and restaurant with gifts. Ed developed a major supply and repair service for the grain handlers and elevator operations covering all of Iowa and into bordering states. They were actively involved in the Christian Church of Clear Lake. In Clear Lake, Ed built several homes and office facilities, and Bernice blessed the residents of Handicap Village with her loving care-giving.

They moved back to Minnesota, located in the Mound area and became actively involved in Fairview Covenant Church, doing the maintenance chores. In 1993, they relocated to the present property just north of Braham in the Grass Lake area. Ed did extensive remodeling of the buildings on the grounds, making it all in to a cozy little retirement home. As health problems developed, however, life became very difficult for Bernice, resulting in her passing on to Glory October 28, 1999.

Bernice was a sweet, loving wife and mother with a wonderful sense of humor. Truly she was also a servant, blessing the lives of countless people in the many places they lived. She is survived by husband, J. Edward; two daughters, Marlys Jordan of Braham, and Susan Hutchison of Mason City, Iowa; two sons, James of Minneapolis, and Steven of Hinckley; one brother, Wallace Johnson ( Madeline) of Duluth, one sister, Evelyn Bloom of Minneapolis; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Louise Medelberg

Louise H. Medelberg, 92, of Coon Rapids, died November 2, 1999.

Services were held Nov. 6 at Epiphany Catholic Church with Father Bernard Reiser officiating. Burial was in Morningside Memorial Gardens in Coon Rapids.

She was born April 5, 1907 to Joseph and Julie Sylvester and was married to Gustaf Medelberg. She was employed as a cook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gustaf and by her daughter Renee Grzeskowiak.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas (Monica); Joseph (Diane) and daughter and son-in-law, Julie (Michael) Judge; son-in-law, Leo Grzeskowiak; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and sister, Florence Dionne.

Arrangements were with Gearhart Funeral Chapell in Coon Rapids.

Marian Hansen

Marian Lorriane Hansen, 81, of Cambridge, died November 1, 1999 at Grandview Christian Home.

Services were held Nov. 7 from Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel with Rev. Terry Port officiating. The congregation sang 敵reat Is Thy Faithfulness 展hen We All Get To Heaven, and 展hen You池e Smiling. Organist was Nancy Finifrock. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Garden in Crystal with family members serving as pallbearers. Memorials to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago are suggested.

She was born in Minneapolis March 3, 1918, the third child of Nona and Charles Board Sr. She attended school in Groveland, MN. and graduated from high school. Following high school, Marian and her cousin Lois Fox operated a cafeteria in Minneapolis for a short time. Marian then attended and graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She remained in Chicago for 35 years during which time she was employed as a head cashier at Kraft Foods Corporation headquarters. In 1960 she married Edward Krause and they enjoyed retreating to their cottage in Delavan, WI. Following her retirement from Kraft, Marian moved from Chicago to Delavan where she enjoyed remodeling and landscaping at the cottage. In 1984 she married Henry Hansen and and they enjoyed homes in both Delavan and Clearwater, FL. Marian moved to Florida following the death of her second husband and remained there until April 1999 when she moved to Cambridge to be near her family.

Marian will be remembered for many things, among them her sense of humor, her love of collecting antique furniture and dishes, keeping broken things to 吐ix later on, keeping in touch with family and friends through letter writing, valuing extended family ties and her love of children and making them happy. She most recently enjoyed watching children on the playground at the school across the street from her apartment window. She enjoyed travelling and traveled extensively. Until her death, Kraft macaroni and cheese was one of her favorite meals.

She was preceded in death by two husbands; sister, Muriel Board Alford and brother Bradley J. Board.

She is survived by her brother, Charles H. (Patricia) Board Jr. of Minnetonka; nieces and nephew, Nancy (Leon) Finifrock of Barnum; Sharon (Alan) Finifrock of Duluth; Kristi (Clyde) Stedman of New Brighton; Brad (Leanne) Board of Minnetonka; Bonnie (Chuck) Niles of Cambridge; Beverly Luckey of Montana; Candy Smith; Cheryl Board and Robin Board; and by 14 great-nieces and nephews; eight great-great-nieces and nephews and by her good friend, Ginny Halliday.

Margaret Sandusky

Margaret Sandusky, 91, formerly of Braham, died November 7, 1999 at Ebenezer Covenant Home in Buffalo, MN.

Graveside services were held Nov. 11 at Rice Lake Lutheran Cemetery near Braham with Rev. Harvey Johnson officiating. Arrangements were by the Rock Mankie Burial & Cremation Services of Braham.

Margaret was born to Horace and Carrie Finney in 1908. Her father died when she was very young and she and her brother, Horace, were raised by their mother in Red Wing where Margaret痴 grandfather was a minister.

She graduated from Red Wing High School and Macalaster College in St. Paul. She also attended graduate school at the University of Minnesota. Margaret taught school for many years. She was an accomplished pianist and tennis player. Her faith was an integral part of her life.

Prior to living in Buffalo, Margaret was a resident of Braham, Minnesota for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Clyde Sandusky.

She is survived by her daughter Jean (Dave) Lasse of Forest Lake, and their children, Jason, Jeff and Dan; son James (Val) Sandusky of Buffalo, and their children, Tia, Amanda and SunMee, also Jim痴 daughter Anna(Kirk) Joles of Minneapolis, and their son Soren.

Wilbur A. Lindstrom

Wilbur A. Lindstrom, of Coin, passed away on Saturday, November 6, 1999 at his home, at the age of 85. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church. The Rev. Robert DeYoung officiated while Dorothy Terpstra and Margaret Hill provided the special music. Pallbearers were Melissa Steinberg, Jarrod and Jayme Nelson, Darrin, Mark, Robert, Paul and Haley Lindstrom. Interment was in the Lewis Lake Memorial Gardens under the direction of Rock Mankie Burial & Cremation Services of Braham.

Wilbur Arnold Lindstrom was born on March 10, 1914 to Allie and Martin Lindstrom, in their home on the farm near Osakis, MN. Wilbur was the oldest of eight children. The family attended the Elim Lutheran Church out in the country where Wilbur was baptized and confirmed. Wilbur attended the 塗undred and one country school through grade 8. He helped his dad on the farm, living at home with his parents until the age of 29 when he moved to the Baker farm where he worked for Mr. Baker. Osakis is also where a young woman named Carol Brinkman came to live with her step-grandmother after she graduated from high school. It so happened that Carol痴 step-grandmother was renting her farm out to Wilbur痴 parents at the time. Carol got a job at Herberger痴 in Osakis where she became acquainted with Gladys, Wilbur痴 sister, and in time she was invited out to the Lindstrom home for Sunday dinner and it was then that Carol was introduced to Wilbur. That was the beginning of a lasting relationship between Carol and Wilbur. They were united in marriage on October 18, 1945 at the Riverside Lutheran Church in Wannaska. Because of a bad snow storm the evening of the wedding, Wilbur and Carol spent their wedding night at Carol痴 sister痴 home near Wannaska. After they were married they rented and lived on the same Baker farm. In 1947, both Darrell and Judith were born into their family. In 1951 they moved to a farm just north of Day, MN, where they worked for Lloyd and Stella Lind until they were able to buy a farm of their own. Eighteen months later they bought a 40-acre farm one and one-half miles south of Day and they farmed there until 1971 when they moved to their present home in Coin.

Wilbur was an active, long-time member of Lewis Lake Covenant Church where he was deacon for many years. Two of his favorite memories were of riding his bicycle as a child and also of driving his dad痴 general purpose John Deere tractor. Besides farming, Wilbur drove school bus for many of the country kids who attended the two-room school house in Day. Over the years, Wilbur and Carol also have shared their home with many foster children and in later years with elderly or handicapped people. He was also an honorary member of the Women痴 Christian Temperance Union.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; one son Darrell (Lois) Lindstrom of Braham; one daughter Judith (David Nelson) of St. Paul; eight grandchildren, Melissa (Scott) Steinberg, Darrin (Shannon) Lindstrom, Jarrod Nelson, Mark Lindstrom, Jayme Nelson, Robert (Michelle) Lindstrom, Paul Lindstrom and Haley Lindstrom; four great-grandchildren: Jessica, Breanna, Samantha and Jessica; two brothers, Morris Lindstrom, Irvin Lindstrom; three sisters, Myrtle Fjerestad, Gladys Petersen, Ruby Holmaas; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Allie Lindstrom, infant sister, Esther Judith, and a brother, Clifford.

Ruth Gibbs

Ruth B. Gibbs, 89, a resident the Elim Home in Princeton, died November 7, 1999.

A memorial service was scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Wyanett Evangelical Free Church in rural Princeton. There will be private burial at Burnside Cemetery in Red Wing, MN.

She was born in Winona May 12, 1910 to Christian Michael and Alethe Brudeseth. She was raised in Red Wing and was baptized and confirmed at United Lutheran Church. She graduated from Red Wing High School and worked as a cosmetologist. She married Robert Gibbs March 29, 1936 in Minneapolis and they lived in Minneapolis until World War II when Robert served in the U.S. Marines while Ruth and their young family lived in Red Wing. Following the war they lived in Forest Lake for many years, raising their family. They moved to Oconomowoc, WI. in 1959. Robert retired in 1976 and they traveled often until settling in Apache Junction, AZ. They moved to Princeton in 1988 and Robert died August 31, 1990. Ruth continued to live in Princeton and became a resident of the Elim Home. Ruth was a member of Wyanett Evangelical Free Church in rural Princeton and had been a member of Faith Lutheran in Forest Lake for many years. She was active in the Forest Lake Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and with the church study club. She was a former member of the Eastern Star as well as Our Saviour痴 Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc, WI. She enjoyed playing bridge, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her family will remember her good community participation and her love of family, friends and good music.

She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Koch of Minneapolis; sons and daughters-in-law Michael and Jan of Princeton; Steven and Sue of Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Scott Taylor, Gwen Edwards, Lynn Anderson, Stephanie Dorn, Sarah Gibbs, Jim, Steve and Paul Gibbs; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Heather, Lucy and Betty Taylor; Heidi and Bobby Olson and Kevin and Joseph Anderson.

Cecilia Bottema

Cecilia (Ceal) M. Bottema, 88, of Isanti, formerly of Champlin, died November 13, 1999 at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 15 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti with Father Richard McGuire officiating. Mary Kuhn, Darlene and Jon and Chris Bottema served as musicians. Burial was in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Cemetery in Big Lake with her grandchildren, Mark Barthel, Tim Frischmon, Sue Keiffer, Bridget Pribyl, Pat Valen and Tom Wehmhoff, serving as active pallbearers.The remaining grandchildren were honorary pallbearers.

She was born in Meyer, IA, October 24, 1911 to Mathias and Elizabeth Frein. She married John Bottema in 1928 and the couple were parents of 10 children. As a faith-filled family, prayer became their daily strength and the land provided a livelihood as well as a way of life. Following the death of her husband, Cecilia volunteered many hours at Mercy Hospital in Fridley and dedicated the rest of her life to helping others, especially her children. A gentle person with a sense of humor and many talents, she loved her faith and shared her unselfish love.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; sons, Robert, Joe, John and Robert; sister, Mary and brother, Fred.

She will be lovingly remembered by her son Bill (Linda) of Isanti; daughters Dorothy (Marsen) Barthel of Pequot Lakes; Margaret (Kenneth) Zachman of Monticello; Bonita (Jim) Wehmhoff of Plymouth;; and Ann (Paul) Frischmon of Isanti; daughter-in-law, Regina Bottema of Rose Creek; six sisters; one brother; 53 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were with Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.

Douglas Willson

Douglas Gordon Willson, 80, of Cambridge, died November 9, 1999 at Cambridge Medical Center.

At his request, no services will be held.

He was born in Palmyra, WI. November 28, 1918. He served overseas with the Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of Mortuary Science and was sole proprietor of Del-Aire Pneumatic Tube Co. and Norman Carrier for over 30 years. It was there that Doug ventured whole-heartedly into health supplements. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Zurah Shrine Temple, past president of the Mille Lacs Antique Car Club and member of the National Library of Poetry. He enjoyed writing poetry. Throughout his life he was a loving husband and a great Dad.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Cora Willson and by his brother, Babe.

He is survived by his wife, Asuncion; children, Capt. James and Jean Willson of Chicago; Pat (Willson) and Bill Poole of Las Vegas; George Willson of Cambridge; Ricardo and Beth Willson of St. Paul; Roberto and Roxi (Anderson) Willson of Cambridge; grandchildren, Mark Riggio of Las Vegas; Micheal Willson of Chicago; Marilyn (Willson) and Joel Brief of Chicago; Tanisha Willson of Isanti; Matthew, Chelsea and Cortney Willson of St. Paul; Maria Willson of Cambridge; great-grandchildren, Amber Riggio, Matthew Riggio and James Gerstenberg; siblings,, Norm and Gertrude Willson of Palmyra; Hazel (Willson) Iler of Brit, IA and Woodrow and Gert Willson.

Lawrence Westerlund

Lawrence E. Westerlund, 77, of Mounds View, died November 6, 1999.

Services were held Nov. 10 from Bethesda Lutheran Church in Malmo, MN. with Pastor Robert Klienke officiating. Burial was in Malmo Cemetery with Greg, Jeff, Norman and Glenn Westerlund, Gaylen Nyberg and Neil Smith as pallbearers.

He was born March 28, 1922 to Edwin Westerlund and Delores Messerschmitt and was married to Evelyn Lloyd. He owned and operated his own truck over the road for many years and for the past 15 years worked as a mechanic at Gale痴 Auto Body in Blaine.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; sons, Gale, Gary, Thomas and Todd and daughters, Karen Abbott, Kay Madsen, and Cindy O達rien.

Arrangements were with Gearhart Funeral Chapel-Coon Rapids.

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