Esther (Whittlef) Dalchow
Esther E. (Whittlef) Dalchow, 86, of Princeton, died June 29, 2001 at the Elim Home in Princeton.
Funeral services were held July 3 from Zion Lutheran Church in Princeton with Rev. John Tuttle officiating. Organist was John Creasy. Pallbearers were Jerry, Craig, Cory, and Christopher Whittlef. Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Crown.
She was born May 4, 1915 in Anoka County, MN to Herman and Marie (Bahr) Warner. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of Crown, MN. On June 24, 1936 she married Clarence Whittlef. To this union four children were born: Duane, Lowell, Lynn, and Janet. Esther taught elementary school in Anoka and Isanti counties for many years. Clarence passed away May 11, 1958. On February 13, 1982, she married Alfred Dalchow and he passed away March 24, 1982.
Esther was preceded in death by her husbands, and brother, Laurance Warner.
She is survived by children: Duane (Mildred) Whittlef of Lakeville, Lowell Whittlef of Princeton, Lynn Whittlef and fiance, Linda, of Princeton, Janet Brower of Monticello; step-son, Wayne Dalchow; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; brother, Herbert (Renee) Warner of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; sisters, Mabel (Carl) Springer of St. Francis, Irene Springer of Zimmerman, and sister-in-law, Margaret Warner of Robbinsdale.
Arrangements were with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
A memorial service for Warren Olson of Brahamwas held June 30 at Braham Evangelical Covenant Church with Rev. Steve Jennisch officiating. Music was provided by organist Sharon Carlson and soloist John Swanson. Honorary pallbearers were Art Ford, Ken Swanson, Vernon Christianson and Larry Smieja. Burial was in North Maple Ridge Cemetery.
Warren Olson was born August 16, 1921 in Springvale Township one of seven children of Leonard and Lillian Olson. He attended country school for eight years and then stayed with his aunt and uncle in Cambridge and worked for them at the Treichel Pickle Factory, packing and delivering pickles to restaurants and small stores in the area so he could afford to go to high school. Because he worked, he wasn’t able to participate in sports except for his senior year and then he could choose only one sport. He chose football and the Cambridge paper wrote “Warren Olson: In this boy Cambridge had the best center in the league. His passing was almost perfect and he outplayed any of his rival centers in the league.”
Warren met his wife Doris at the Grange Hall, they married June 20, 1942 and had two children, W. Linden and Lonnie Alan. Warren studied civil service and went into the mail service in 1945 working on the train. His last runs were from St. Paul to Chicago. He was also drafted into the Army in 1945 and trained to work the signal corp. After discharge, he returned to the postal service and retired in 1976 after working 30 years. Warren and Doris built their house in Braham in 1956 and Doris continues to reside there. In 1977, Warren began his second career. He trained at the Community College of St. Thomas as a real estate agent. He worked 12 years in this field. Warren was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1984. He entered Cambridge Health Care Center September 22, 2000. Warren enjoyed gardening and lawn work. His great passion was golf. He was able to play at Pebble Beach, Lake Tahoe and Wailea in Maui. He had his first hole-in-one at the Purple Hawk May 26, 1992. When Warren was no longer able to golf he gave all his equipment to a relative who was going to college.
Warren died June 10, 2001 at Cambridge Health Care Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Lonnie and his sister Rosalie Reber.
He is survived by his wife Doris of Braham; son Linden (Madge) Olson of El Dorado Hills, CA; granddaughter Jennifer (Sean) Bauers of Chico, CA; brothers, Herbert Olson of Springvale; Leonro (Marge) Olson of Cambridge; sisters, Doris (Robert) Norberg of Aitkin; Miriam Sparre of Fridley, Beverly Westberg of Dalbo; and special brother-in-law Leo (Eleanor) Anderson.
Arrangements by Rock Mankie Burial and Cremation Service of Braham.
Maureen E. (Talty) Whalin, 87, of Cambridge, died July 3, 2001 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 7 from Christ the King Catholic Church with Father James Hahn officiating. Special music was by Nancy Kastel. Pallbearers were Michael Thompson, Patrick Thompson, James Richter, Gavin Dillon, Matthew Whalin, Patrick Whalin, and Aaron Grantham, M.D. Honorary pallbearers were Sheila Grantham, Anne Dillon, Tara Dillon, Kylie Dillon, Maureen Thompson, Alexis Richter. Interment was in Christ the King Catholic Cemetery.
She was born January 26, 1914 in Watertown, SD, to Matthew and Catherine Talty. She graduated from the University of Iowa and served as the dietitian at the Cambridge State Hospital from 1952 to 1976. In her retirement she spent winters in Florida, traveling extensively, especially to Ireland, home of her immigrant grandparents. A life-long Catholic, she was active at her church spending many hours in volunteer activities.
She was preceded in death by her son, Patrick; husband, Willard (Hap) Whalin; grandson, Drew Richter; twin sister, Kathleen (Kitty) Talty, and brother, Matthew H. Talty, Jr.
She is survived by children: Kathleen (Jerry) Dillon, Sheila (Benedict) Thompson, Eileen (Steven) Richter, Michael (Peggy) Whalin, and Mary Whalin; grandchildren, Sheila (Aaron) Grantham, Anne Dillon, Gavin (Kathy) Dillon, Tara Dillon and Kylie Dillon; Patrick, Maureen, and Michael Thompson; Alexis and James Richter; Matthew and Patrick Whalin; great-grandchildren, Connor, Emily, and Dillon Grantham and Keelin Dillon; sister, Margaret Dailey and brother, Thomas Talty, DDS.
Arrangements were with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge
Harold A. Mobraaten, age 88, of Cambridge, died July 6, 2001 at Grandview Christian Home.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2001 at the Grandview Christian Home Chapel in Cambridge with Rev. James Schonberg and Rev. Paul Reynolds officiating. Nancy Peabody will sing, “Morning Has Broken” and “In the Garden.” A private interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Grandview Christian Home.
Harold Arthur Mobraaten was born January 4, 1913 at Evanston, IL to Carl and Minnie Mobraaten. Harold served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He made his home in Minneapolis for several years and later in Isanti County. On June 27, 1981, Harold was united in marriage to Vivian Ojala at Minneapolis. Harold loved outdoors and was employed as a forester for the DNR. He also greatly enjoyed gardening and always maintained his gardens to perfection.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, June; and by his daughter, Karen Pappas.
Harold will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Vivian; his son, Russell Mobraaten; his sister, Anna-Marie (Gerald) Borris; his nephew, Dean (Sharon) Borris; grandsons, Todd and Trent, and other relatives and friends.
Services were entrusted to Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel.
A memorial service for Dorothy Marie Bergman, 85, was held July 7 at Rock-Mankie Funeral Home in Braham with Rev. Richard Chronis officiating.
She was born December 22, 1915 in Nelson, MN to David and Emma (Olsen) Reed. She grew up and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1934. Dorothy worked in the Nelson area for some time before moving to the Kanabec area around 1950. She married Maynard Bergman in Brunswick, MN in 1958 and together they farmed the area until his passing. During that time Dorothy also worked in Princeton and later at the Kanabec Historical Society. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, upholstering and being with her pets. Dorothy passed from this life on July 4, 2001 at Kanabec Hospital in Mora. She attained the age of 85 years.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard.
She is survived by her sister, Priscilla Rosen; three nieces and a grand-nephew. “Blessed be her memory.”
Penny Lynn McKinzie, age 49, of Cambridge, died July 6, 2001. A memorial service was held Monday, July 9, at the Cremation Society of MN in Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leon; brother, Leon; and her children’s father, Norman.
She is survived by children, Shawn (Norman) Weidner, Jason, Patricia (Wayne) Kelsey; seven grandchildren, mother, Hazel, three sisters, one brother, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
James A. Zemke
James A. Zemke, 60, of Cam-bridge, passed away suddenly on Wednes-day, July 4, 2001 at his home.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 9 from Stanchfield Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Cope officiating. The congregation sang, “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Pallbearers were Dan Lissy, Larry Lindquist, Brad Bismark, Vern Anderson, Willis Dahlman, and Wayne Ostrom. Interment was in the Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery.
He was born December 1, 1940 in Hudson, WI to Alfred C. and Mary (Kuchman) Zemke Engblom. He lived in Minneapolis for a short time before moving to the Cambridge area where he graduated from Cambridge High School in 1959. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On September 24, 1966, he was united in marriage to Barbara Hale at Sciotoville, OH. The couple moved to Cambridge where they raised their family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mary Zemke Engblom, and his sister, Marsha Engblom.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of Cambridge; children, Donna Zemke of Coon Rapids, Susan (Scott) Minar of Cambridge; Gena Zemke-Hermanson of Cambridge; James C. (Michelle) Zemke of Cambridge, Kari (Matthew) Matson of Hinckley; grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Minar, Kenneth and Christina Hermanson, Joseph Zemke and Timothy Zemke; brothers and sisters, Jerry (Violet) Zemke of Minneapolis; Jack Zemke of Crystal; John Zemke and Mary Hays of Coon Rapids; Marshall (Mary) Engblom of Maple Grove, Vernon (Debbie) Engblom of Coon Rapids; David (Linda) Engblom of Cedar; Bradley (Sandy) Engblom of Stanchfield; Kathy (LeeRoy) Zeroth of Talkeena, Alaska, Helen (Ron) Nestrud of Braham, Darrin Engblom of Stanchfield; step-father Ellsworth Engblom of Stanchfield; many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home.
William Hermas Gray
William Hermas Gray, 84, of Isanti, died July 5, 2001 at Cambridge Medical Center.
Funeral services were held July 6 at Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Rev. Bill Berg officiating. Howard Doble, accompanied by Nadette Waligora, sang “Rock of Ages” and “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” Pallbearers were Doug Richter, Aaron Oquist, Ron Dahlheimer, Dick Dahlheimer, Tom Dahlheimer, and Tim Gryz. Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
He was born March 13, 1917 in Peoria, IL to Nathan and Laura Gray. He was raised in Glenwood, MN where he later took over the family farm. During WW II, William served his country in the U.S. Army. During his time of service in Europe, he met Maude Dukes in England, where they were married. After the war they came back to Minnesota and settled in Columbia Heights where they raised their four children. Maude passed away in May 1988 and William has made his home with his son and family in rural Isanti ever since.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maude and brother, Louie.
William will be lovingly remembered by his son, Bill L. (Cheryl) Gray of Isanti; daughters, Peggy (Ron) Igelsrud of Coon Rapids; Linda (Michael) Remillard of St. Louis, MO; Kathy (Rich) Mooney of Wichita Falls, TX; sister, Eleanor Dahlheimer of Mora; grandchildren, Amber, Brionna, Laura, Lisa, Justine, Simon, Brittany, and Alex.
Aaron Konkle Kraft, 96, of Cambridge, died July 13, 2001 at Grandview Christian Home.
A memorial service was held July 17 from First Baptist Church in Cambridge with Rev. Terry Port and Rev. Paul Lundgren officiating. Eunice Hupfer, accompanied by Claudia Hardy, sang “Until Then” and “Amazing Grace.” Interment will take place in Geneva, MN at a later date.
He was born May 14, 1905 in Otia, Michigan to Milton and Lillie (Benewa) Kraft. He grew up in the area and graduated from Revenna High School in 1924. He attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL for a couple of years. He taught school for a few years and worked at the post office before entering the Air Force. He was stationed in England, France, and Belgium during World War II. He received the Bronze Star for his achievements. He was honorably discharged in October 1945. Aaron would go on to work as a machinist for Ludgerwood-Mundy Corporation in Superior, WI in 1952. He retired from there on January 1, 1970. On August 1, 1933, he married Jennie Esselstrom. The couple made their home in Chicago, IL until the summer of 1952 when they moved to Wentworth, WI. Jennie died September 17, 1965. On October 5, 1968 he married Thelma Carlen in Chicago. They were members at the same church and met at Baptist Conference Meeting where Thelma was the secretary and Aaron was a delegate. They lived in Wentworth until the summer of 1974 when they moved to Cambridge, MN where they have since lived. They have been very active members of First Baptist Church where Aaron has taught Sunday School and served as superintendent, deacon, missions committee member, and steward. He especially enjoyed the prayer breakfasts, which he faithfully attended for many years. He also would tape the church services so he and Thelma could deliver them to the many shut-ins every week. Aaron was voted Volunteer of the Year in April 1992 by the Minnesota Baptist Conference. Aaron also enjoyed tatting, a special talent he learned at the age of 12 after he had to spend some time at home because of an illness.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma, of Cambridge and sister Mary Nordin of Sparta, WI.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Wayne Wallace Fischer, 50, of Isanti, died suddenly at home on Sunday, July 15, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel with Rev. Clell Bone officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7:30 p.m. The musician will be Doc Thronson. Pallbearers are Kenny Bockoven, Kari, Katie, Kevin, and Tracy Fischer, Adam and Emilie Guderian. Interment will be in the East Bradford Cemetery.
Wayne was born March 20, 1951 at Braham to Wallace and Lorraine Fischer. He was raised in rural Isanti and graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1969. Wayne lived in rural Isanti and was employed by CP-Soo Line Railroad for 32 years. On September 13, 1997, he married Jeanne Lindell Kilpatrick and they made their home at Isanti. Wayne especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed going up north, fishing, music, and his flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; sons, Kevin (Tracy) Fischer of Isanti, Kenneth (Katie) of Chicago; daughter, Kari Fischer of Coon Rapids; his mother, Lorraine Fischer of Isanti; sister, Lynette (Tim) Guderian of Cambridge; his grandchildren, Brady, Cheyann, Rachel, Hannah and Nicholas.
Carl Palm left this world July 10, 2001 in the same manner in which he had lived, quite and peaceful. Carl experienced a lingering battle with cancer, but now is enjoying good health in the presence of our Lord. He entered Heaven at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 28 days.
Funeral services were held July 15 at First Baptist Church in St. Francis with Rev. James Snow officiating. Music was provided by the grandchildren and a men’s quartet; Pastor Chris Friese, Brian Ensminger, Don Gibson, and Dan Emery. The organist was Dan Emery and the pianist was Ruth Horner. Grandchildren served as pallbearers: Breanna, Brennen, Josiah, Trent, Trevor, and Tyler Palm. Honorary pallbearer: Marcale Palm. Interment was in the Cambridge Union Cemetery.
Carl William Palm was born October 12, 1928, the son of Theodore and Hilda (Wredberg) Palm in Minneapolis. Dr. March brought Carl and Mother home to the family farm in Stanford Township, Isanti County, Minnesota, where he was warmly welcomed by Daddy, his 2 1/2-year-old sister, Helen, and Grandpa and Grandma Palm. This was in an age when grandparents, parents, and children lived and worked together in one household. At age 5 he started first grade at District 62, Stanford Township, and graduated from the 8th grade at age 13. Carl worked on the farm with his dad for a number of years. Later, he worked at Federal Cartridge in Anoka for 37 1/2 years, before retiring in 1989. On August 14, 1954 Carl married Eunice Steffenson of Norbeck, SD, at First Baptist Church, St. Francis where Eunice’s father had pastored in previous years. Carl Built a new house on the farmstead to which he brought his lovely bride. They lived there until 1987 when they moved to a mobile home, still located on the farmstead. Carl became a born-again Christian in 1940 and was baptized and taken into membership of First Baptist Church in 1941. Through these many years he has faithfully and cheerfully served, along with his wife, in a number of capacities there.
He is sadly missed by his loving wife, Eunice; sons, Lyle (Nancy) and their children, Breanna, Brennen, Josiah, and Marcale; son, Lyndon (Lynelda) and children, Tyler, Trent, and Trevor. They all have their homes on the Palm homestead. Also by his sister, Helen, of Minneapolis.
Carl’s final wish was that he might meet each of you inside the “Eastern Gate.” Will you be present?
Services were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.
Evelyn Mabel Upgren, 94, of Cambridge, died July 13, 2001 at Grandview Christian Home.
Funeral services were held July 16 from Oxlip Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Lee Scheumann officiating. Special music was provided by John Lundeen, Leah Wilson and Karin Bohon. Organist was Judy Lundeen. Pallbearers were Robert, Richard, and Al Baxter, Dwayne and David Upgren, and John Goodwin. Interment was in the Nicholas Cemetery.
Evelyn Upgren, daughter of Louis and Annie (Baxter) Upgren, was born February 13, 1907, in Spencer Brook Township, Minnesota. Evelyn’s mother died when Evelyn was nine and she spent two years living with an aunt, Mary Hass, in Minneapolis. She then came home to live with her dad and brothers on the farm in Spencer Brook. Later, Evelyn and her dad built a home in Stanford Township. She was a devoted daughter and sister. Through the years she worked in several homes in Minneapolis and also assisted the families in her home community. Evelyn moved to Bridge Park Apartments in 1987. She loved the Lord and was a faithful supporter of the Christian faith. She was a genial and humble person, always cheerful, and made many friends.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold and Emerald Upgren, and an infant sister, Ruth.
She is survived by sister-in-law Audrey Upgren of Columbia Heights, niece Gloria (Gerald) Millo and family of Bothell, WA; nephew Dwayne (Jean) Upgren and their family of Anoka.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Eva Mae Glinsman
Eva Mae Glinsman, 71, of Cambridge, died July 19, 2001, of cancer at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, from Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. Erling Tungseth officiating. A time for visiting will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Gwen Anderson will sing “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “On Eagles Wings.” Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Eva was born December 1, 1929, to Helga (Sodergren) and Alvin Bloomgren in Springvale Township where she attended grade school. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1947 and the University of Minnesota at Duluth in 1951 with a degree in physical education. She taught in Duluth, MN, Northbrook, IL, St. Francis, MN, and Cambridge-Isanti school districts. Teaching students brought much joy to Eva and her never-ending patience served her well in this role. She was always ready with a warm smile and friendly ear, and made an effort to learn each student by name. Eva was active in church and community projects. She was a member of Cambridge Lutheran Church, and over the years served on church council, the archives committee, Lutheran Women’s Board, Lydia Circle, and Befrienders. She also was a long-time 4-H leader, Girl Scout leader, and volunteer at Shalom Shop. Eva was one you could count on to lend a helping hand when there was work to be done. She was always positive and upbeat, and amidst any chaos you could rely on Eva to find the silver lining. She always had something good to say about everyone or any situation she found herself in. Eva was happiest when she was surrounded by her family and friends. Simple pleasures satisfied her most, from visits over a cup of coffee to walks down by the Rum River to reading books to her grandchildren. Eva also loved the outdoors, and thought there was nothing more beautiful than cross-country skiing in the countryside after a new snowfall.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dean and Russell; and sister-in-law, Phyllis.
She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Jeff) Werning of Rochester, MN, Diane (John) Gibson of Arden Hills; grandchildren, Julia, Alec, David and Andrew of Rochester; brothers, Ralph (Doris) Bloomgren of Cambridge; Blaine (Ellen) Bloomgren of Bonner, MT; sister-in-law Marion Bloomgren of Trimont, MN.
Arrangements are with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Michael Angel Flores, 64, of rural Princeton, died at his home July 23, 2001.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 28 from Christ The King Catholic Church in Cambridge with Father James David Hahn officiating. Musicians were Greg and Mary Kuhn, Matthew Kuhn and Melinda Larson. Burial was in the church cemetery with Michael G. Flores, Dr. John LaCroix, Patrick Murphy and Terence J. Murphy as pallbearers.
He was born in Rosemount, MN. January 11, 1937 to Miguel Angel Flores and Lita Catherine (Segreda) Flores. He was raised in Rosemount and was employed as an inspector at FMC until he was disabled in a car accident seven years ago.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Estela Marie Flores.
He is survived by his son, Michael G. Flores of Rochester, MN.; daughters, Vicki Flores of Cleveland, OK and Charity Flores of Green Bay , WI; sisters, Ester (Dr. John) LaCroix of Biloxi, MS and Ofelia Murphy of LaPaulina, Costa Rica; two grandchildren of Cleveland, OK; close cousins, Graciela and Virginia Flores of Nacogdoches, Texas, and numerous relatives in Costa Rica.
Services were entrusted to the care of Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel.
Myrtle Bertha Miller, 100, of Elk River, formerly of Crown, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2001 at the Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, from Zion Lutheran Church of Crown with Rev. Steve Tischer officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Organist will be Penny Hammer. Pallbearers will be Craig Miller, David Fox, Scott Miller, Jim Springer, Robert Quist, Rodney Quist. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Myrtle was born October 8, 1900 in Stanford Township, Minnesota, to John Henry and Emma (Whittlef) Stoeckel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, and daughter, Mildred.
She is survived by her children, Melvin (Elonore) Miller of Brooklyn Park, Marvel (Vic) Gorham of Ramsey, Lloyd (Vera) Miller of Crown, Inez Quist of Monticello, Doris Springer of Champlin, Kenneth (Yvonne) Miller of Isanti, Darlene (Harlan) Fuchs of Anoka, Robert (Joan) Miller of Crown; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Cora Miller of Anoka; sister-in-law, Dorothy Stoeckel of Big Lake.
Arrangements are with the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.