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Isanti County, Minnesota Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Isanti County, Minnesota Obituary Collection - 3

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

Gladys Majzner

Gladys Caroline Majzner, 89, a resident at the Presbyterian Home in Arden Hills, formerly of Willow River, died at the Home November 16, 1999.

Services were held Nov. 20 from the Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge with Rev. Allen Lindh officiating. Mona Melling and Sandy Dahl, accompanied by Ramona May, sang “Inside Those Pearly Gates.” Burial was in Cambridge Union Cemetery with Ron Majzner, Bob Telecky, Stan Melling, Doug Dahl, Steve Miller and Gene May as pallbearers.

She was born in Hutchinson, MN. July 14, 1910 to John and Anna (Tupa) Majzner. She graduated from Hutchinson High School and then went on to receive her teaching degree. She taught school throughout Minnesota and for many years prior to her retirement in 1976, taught in the Minneapolis school system. She lived in the many areas where her teaching brought her. After retiring she spent time in the Willow River area where she was active in music and Bible teaching at the Presbyterian Church of Willow River and Markville areas. Later, after moving to the Twin Cities, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Minneapolis. Gladys had a cabin on Big Sandy Lake where she enjoyed fishing, camping and the outdoors. She was a member of the Minneapolis Retired Teachers Association and the Christian Teachers Group.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Frank; sisters, Emily Telecky, Blanche Henricks and Adell May.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Jeanette Hansel

Jeanette Helen Hansel, 72, of Cambridge, died suddenly at her home November 21, 1999.

Services were held Nov. 24 from the Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel with Rev. Howard Skulstad officiating. Howard Doble, accompanied by Nancy Peabody, sang “Amazing Grace” and “One Day At A Time.” Burial was in the Union Cemetery at Wautoma, WI. Honorary pallbearers were Art, David and Joel Hansel, Gaylord Rennaker Jr., Gaylord Rennaker Sr. and Troy Strecker.

She was born January 1, 1927 to William and Vicka Hoffman in Fond du Lac, WI. and attended school in Fond du Lac. On April 15, 1952 she married Lorenz Hansel at the Church of Peace in Fond du Lac. They lived in Wisconsin until moving to Long Lake in rural Isanti in 1965. In the early 1980s she moved to Cambridge. Jeanette worked at Burger Top Restaurant in Isanti for a number of years and then worked as a nurses aide at Cambridge Health Care Center until a few years ago. Her hobbies include bowling, reading, and doing crafts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenz.

She is survived by her sons, Lorenz (Margit) of Isanti; David (Jamma) of Cambridge and Art (Shannon) of Cambridge; daughters, Carol (Gaylord Sr.) Rennaker of Cambridge and Laura Hansel of Cambridge; brother, William (Ginny) Hoffman of St. Augustine, FL; sister, Margaret Elwing of Campbellsport, WI; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Richard Chumley

Richard Eugene Chumley, 57, of Isanti, died from cancer November 20, 1999 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 at Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel with Rev. Clell Bone officiating.

He was born August 4, 1942 in Minneapolis to Eugene and Bertha Chumley. His family moved to Valley City, N.D. where he lived for most of his younger years. They then moved to New Brighton and Richard graduated from Mounds View High School. He then served in the Army before attending the Minnesota School of Business. In June 1996 he married Carol Seehusen. They lived in the Twin Cities before moving to Isanti in 1972. Richard was a manager at Arby’s restaurants in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. He was an avid reader.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; sons, Steve (Rebecca) of Cambridge; Randy (Cindy) of Andover; and Chad of Cambridge; mother, Bertha of Coon Rapids; sisters, Lorna (Jack) Berlin of Buffalo, N.Y. Donna (Joe) Joy of Burnsville and by five grandchildren.

Adolph Larson

Adolph Andrew Larson, 90, of Cambridge, died November 18, 1999 at Cambridge Health Care Center.

Services were held Nov. 22 from Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. Erling Tungseth officiating. Howard Doble sang “The Navy Hymn.” Eunice Hupfer sang “Children of the Heavenly Father.” Organist was Mary Kay O’Neill. Burial was in the church cemetery with Jim Chalstrom, Ron Noyce, Erik Larson, Adam Larson, Matthew Larson and Herb Englund as pallbearers.

He was born in Northeast Minneapolis October 16, 1909 just three months after his parents, Anna and Andrew Jackson arrived from Rattvik, Sweden. After his mother died, he was adopted by John and Johanna Larson of Grandy. He attended grade school in Grandy and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1930. During the 1930s he worked in Grandy and Cambridge, traveled across the United States and played baseball with the Grandy Indians. He pitched for other teams across the state as well, sometimes earning $10 a game. He married Loraine Peterson December 7, 1941 at Mason City, IA and they lived in California during the war and Adolph served in the Navy in the Pacific. Following the war they returned to Cambridge where Adolph worked at Ford Motor Co. before becoming owner-operator of Larson’s Standard Service on Main Street in Cambridge. He retired in 1977. Adolph was a member of Cambridge Lutheran Church, the American Legion, VFW and the Helios Lodge. He served on the city council in the 1970s. He supported youth and local baseball and

American Legion baseball teams. In 1981, the local baseball field was named Adolph Larson Field.

He is survived by his wife, Loraine; Suzane (Steve) Walters of New Brighton; sons, Reid of Minneapolis; Kurt (Laura) Larson of Cambridge; Barry (Pam) of Austin, MN; grandsons, Erik, Adam, Matthew, David and Jacob and granddaughter, Sara as well as sisters, Florence Painter of Cambridge; Violet Fickett of Tulsa, OK; niece Ann Parker; nephew Jim Fickett and many cousins here and in Rattvik, Sweden.

Orlin Underdahl

Orlin Arthur Underdahl, 94, of Isanti, died at Cambridge Health Care Center November 20, 1999.

Services were held Nov. 23 from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Princeton with Rev. Steve Cook officiating. Allyson Matthewman, accompanied by Mary Kay O’Neill, provided the music. Burial was in the church cemetery with Steven, Rich, and Jim Underdahl, Paul and Robert Enga and Scott Stanfield as pallbearers.

He was born in Flum, MN. April 15, 1905 to Elling and Annie (Benson) Underdahl. He was baptized and confirmed at Wild Rice Lutheran Church in Twin Valley, MN. He grew up in Twin Valley where he attended school and then moved to Churches Ferry, N.D. where he did farm work. He married Mae Moorhouse March 30, 1929 in Devils Lake, N.D. and the couple moved to Minneapolis where their six children were born. In 1941 they moved to Maple Plain where they lived until returning to Minneapolis. They eventually moved to Cambridge and seven years ago to Isanti to live next door to their son, Arnold. Orlin worked at the MTC Bus Co. before retiring on his 65th birthday in 1970.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother; brothers Elmer, Lloyd, Albert and Clarence and his sisters, Ruth and Stella.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mae of Isanti; sons, Orval (Violet) of New Hope; Arnold (Virginia) of Isanti and Robert (Joanne) of Robbinsdale; daughters, Ellen Nelson of Cambridge; Carol (Darcy) Baack of Mora and Hazel (Robert) Enga of Princeton; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and by his sister, Esther Running of California.

Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.

Gladys A. Gerdin

Gladys A. Gerdin, age 77, of Seattle, passed away November 14, 1999. Beloved wife of Keith Gerdin for 52 years; mother of Phyllis (Richard) Rogers, Kent, WA, Karen (Stanley) Bronczyk, Anchorage, AK and Janice (Gary) Means, Pacific, WA; sister of Marie Dow, Eatonville, WA, Elaine Herredsvela, Federal Way, WA and Rev. Wilfred Hansen, Ortonville, MN; seven grandchildren. Member of Interbay Covenant Church and Women Auxiliary, Gideon’s International.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 1999 at 1 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Evangelical Free Church. Interment will be in the North Maple Ridge Mission Cemetery.

Local arrangements by Rock Mankie Burial and Cremations Services of Braham.

H. Curtis Johnson

H. Curtis Johnson, 78, of Ogilvie, formerly of Braham, died at his home November 16, 1999.

A memorial service was held Nov. 21 at Karmel Covenant Church Nov. 21 preceded by burial at Braham Mission Cemetery. Rev. David Johnson and Rev. Dan Brodin officiated.

He was born September 17, 1921 to Ruth and Emil Johnson of Braham. He lived in Braham until 1993. He was confirmed and an active member of Braham Covenant Church, serving in various capacities. On May 5, 1945 he married Winnie Groth at Braham Covenant and the couple owned and operated a small electrical shop as well as farmed. He later started his own electrical contracting business in which he was involved until his retirement. During that time he was active in the Commercial Club and served on the board of East Central Electric.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Willard and Paul who died in infancy and by his son, Bruce.

He is survived by his wife, Winnie; son David (Debbie) of Ogilvie; daughters, Ivy (Denny) Sutton of Little Falls and Merideth (Bill) Coleman; grandchildren, Lynnette (Doug) Diller; Craig (Sara) Jenkins-Sutton; Megan Lindsay and Emily Johnson, and Joshua and John Coleman; great-grandchildren Claire and Abigail Diller; brothers, Donald of Florida and Marvin of California; and by his sisters, Dorothy Eliason of Brook Park and Marilyn Harold of Anoka.

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

James E. Starr

James Edward Starr, 73, of Cambridge, to whom flying was an integral and cherished part of his being, began his final flight at approximately 11:45 a.m. Friday, November 12, 1999 departing from his son’s home in Duluth on his journey that will allow him to soar for all eternity.

A memorial service was held at Cambridge Lutheran Church Nov. 24 with Pastor Anita Beste officiating and George Erickson, Wayne Nordberg, Wendell Fridstrom, Clancey Byrne, Rick Clark and Greg Clark serving as honorary pallbearers.

James Edward Starr was born in Braham February 22, 1926, the eldest son of Gertrude (Rathjens) and Orris Dean Starr. He grew up in Cambridge with his brother, Clark, who passed away last April. Enlisting in the Army Air Corps in April 1943, Jim graduated from Cambridge High School in the spring of 1944 and entered active duty at Fort Snelling that July. He completed his flight training at Amarillo and Shephard Field, Texas and was discharged October 28, 1945. Following his discharge, he attended St. Cloud State College for a year and returned to Cambridge in 1946 to open his first of many businesses.

He married Evelyn Erickson October 16, 1948 and they built their home on the family garden adjacent to the home he grew up in. There they raised three children, Pamela Kriselyn, James Dean and Katherine Ann. Pamela and her children, Clancey (17); Michal (15); Macgregor (11); Evangeline (9) and Jackson (6) live in Hurley, WI. James, his wife, Lisa, and their children, Victoria (12) and Maxmillian (8) live in Duluth. Katherine and her husband, James Kraemer and their children, Lily (9); and Simon (2) live in Superior, WI.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church and was a member and served on the board for Cambridge Lutheran Church for many years. Jim participated in sports in school and strongly supported youth sports in the community. He was active in Cambridge’s business community, the PTA, Volunteer Fire Department, Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors, and the Howard McCarty American Legion Post where he was a member for 53 years and held multiple offices.. His dedication to the American Legion also included service on District, State and National levels.

Although as a boy he was active in the Boy Scouts, his love of the outdoors was learned from his family, especially Granddad Rathjens who taught him to hunt and trap, some of life’s hardest lessons, and a reverence for nature. Over his lifetime he came to know the lakes, rivers and woods of the area like old friends and he checked in on them regularly either on foot, in a canoe or by flying over them. He was truly content in a rustic cabin whether it was Granddad's old cabin on Skogman Lake or his own on an island in northern Minnesota where he could tend his wildflower garden, cut wood, and watch the Bald Eagles raising their young. The one and only thing capable of competing with nature for his attention was an airplane. From the moment he first hitchhiked to Almelund as a boy for flying lessons, through his military service and for the rest of his life, he was a pilot.

Edith Blomster

Edith Jennie Blomster, 94, of Stark, died December 3, 1999 at Cambridge Medical Center.

Services were held Dec. 6 from Fish Lake Lutheran Church with Rev. Walter Leitze officiating. Robert Eastlund, accompanied by LaDonna Olson, sang, “Children Of The Heavenly Father” and “How Great Thou Art.” Burial was in the church cemetery with Robert, Mark, David, and Galen Blomster, and Stephen and Drew Pearson as pallbearers.

She was born October 25, 1905 in Centerville, IA. to Gust and Jennie Wiberg. As a young girl she moved with her family to a farm on Goose Lake where she grew up. She attended Reed’s Country School. On October 29, 1949 she married Russel Blomster and the couple made their home on the Blomster home farm. He preceded her in death September 2, 1978. Edith continued to live at home until a few years ago when she moved to Shady Lane Elder Care Home. She was a member of Fish Lake Lutheran Church.

Her family would like to thank Kay and Bob Olson of the Shady Lane Elder Care Home for their excellent care of Edith for the last few years.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Hilda Mattson.

She is survived by her brothers-in-law, Grant (Frances) Blomster of Stark and Lloyd Pearson of North Branch; nephew Galen (Linda) Blomster of Crystal; niece, Sharolyn (Steve) Peterson of Spicer and by four great-nephews and one great-niece.

Memorials to Fish Lake Lutheran Church preferred.

Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.

Irma Irwin

Irma Frances Irwin, 75, of Isanti, died at her home December 3, 1999 following a lengthy illness.

Services were held Dec. 6 from Spencer Brook United Methodist Church with Rev. Victoria Ashley officiating. Lucia Preuss was the soloist and Meryle Sorteberg the organist. Burial was in West Oak Grove Cemetery in St.. Francis with Steve Annis, Bruce Irwin, Sheldon Strike, Brian and Lee Swanson and Tom Williams as pallbearers.

She was born in Anoka May 18, 1924 to John and Leola Walburn. She was raised in rural Anoka and then the family moved to St. Francis where she graduated from high school and went on to attend business school. She and Kermit were married in San Francisco in 1945 after he returned from his tour of duty with the Navy. Together they built a home in Coon Rapids and raised two children, Patricia and Donald. Irma worked as a cook for the school district and became well known for her cake decorating and home cooking skills. She was an accomplished seamstress, gardener, card player and avid fisherman. In 1961 the family bought a farmstead in Isanti County where she again worked in the school kitchens and further developed her extensive gardens. Irma enjoyed giving her time and talents to Spencer Brook United Methodist Church, both as a member of the congregation and as an organizer of the turkey dinner fund raisers for many years. Kermit and Irma recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary, remembering many, many wonderful trips and family events they shared. Family was always her first priority. Irma has shown so much strength and courage. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her brother, Willard, and sister, Thelma.

She is survived by her husband, Kermit, of Isanti; daughter Patricia Swanson and her husband, Dick Gutzke of Brooklyn Center and son, Donald Irwin and his wife Poppy of St. Francis; grandchildren, Bruce Irwin, Lee Swanson, Julie Annis and her husband, Steve; Brian Swanson and his wife, Lisa; four great-grandchildren; sisters, CoraBelle (Howard) Crane of Palmdale, CA; and Icy Ann (Alan) Kask of Chisago City; brother, Donald (Ione) Walburn of Anoka; sisters-in-law, Joyce Williams,, Josie Nutter, Lucy (Harold) Fritzges; and brother-n-law, Maurice (Marty) Irwin.

Arrangements were with Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.

Louise Olson

Louise Julia Olson, 76, of Cambridge, died at Unity Hospital in Fridley December 1, 1999.

Services were held Dec. 4 from Salem Lutheran Church with Rev. Bill Pearson and Rev. Elroy J. Vesta officiating. Greta Lien played the organ and sang “Ivory Palaces” and “Blessed Be The Tie That Binds.” Lela Hoffman gave two readings, “What God Hath Promised” and “No Man Is An Island.” Burial was in the church cemetery with Douglas and Rhonda Bosacker, Willis and Lyn Dahlman and Gerald and Marcia Swedeen as honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were John, Justin, Mark, Paul, Richard and Robert Anderson.

She was born April 6, 1923 at Claire City, S.D. to George and Garda Akrehavn. She attended grade school at Norway No. 4 Country School and graduated from Sisseton High School in 1941. She then attended Dakota Business College for 11 months and Wooster College in Wooster, OH for two years. She attended Jamestown College in Jamestown, N.D. where she received a BA degree with a double major in Religion and Sociology. She was employed by Dakota Sash and Door Company in Fargo for over seven years and then by the Standard Oil Co. for over 12 years. She also filled in occasionally at Gate City Savings & Loan. On November 18, 1961 she married Harry N. Olson at Peace Presbyterian Church in St. Louis Park where they made their home before moving to Dalbo. In 1977 they moved to Cambridge. Louise has been an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo over the years. She enjoyed making quilts and doing handwork and crafts. She enjoyed doing her handwork with a group of friends that called themselves “Domestic Engineers.”

She is survived by her husband, Harry, of Cambridge; sisters, Jennie Engstrom of Pasco, WA;, Bertha Anderson of Fargo; and Jeanette Akrehavn of Fargo; aunt, Alma Olson of New Effington, S.D.; sister-in-law, LaVerne (John) Klobucar of Osseo; their daughters, Colleen and Kathy; and nieces and nephews, Joyce, Paul, Robert, Richard, Mark, Joan, John and Joseph.

Memorials to American Cancer Society, Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center or the Healthy Seniors preferred.

Arrangements were with Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel.

Cledythe Johnson

Cledythe Joyce Johnson, 96, of St. Augustine, FL. formerly of White Bear Lake, Stillwater and Hudson, WI. died December 10, 1999 in Florida.

Services were held Dec. 18 from Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge with Rev. Erling Tungseth officiating. Burial was in Cambridge Union Cemetery.

Cledythe was born in Butterfield, MN. March 2, 1903 and lived to be 96 years of age. In those 96 years she married, raised a family, practiced her nursing skills and was active in both her community and her church. She is the last of her generation on both sides of her family and that of her husband, Haymond. She has remaining, two nieces and three nephews.

She and Haymond spent most of their married life on a small farm in White Bear Lake where they raised three children, Bill, and twins, Mary and Tom. When Bill married Sandy, Mary married Roger and Tom married Rosemary, she welcomed them into the family as if they were her own. Her greatest sorrows in life were the death of her husband, 22 years ago this month and the death of her son, Tom, when he was 46. Following Raymond’s death she moved to a senior high-rise building in Stillwater where she became the first writer/editor of the River Town Commons newspaper. She enjoyed writing (and she was good at it!) and her articles were full of life, jokes and fun. When she moved to the Christian Community Home in Hudson, WI. her outgoing personality continued to shine. She became the center’s “Sunshine Lady” and a sunshine lady she was, bringing joy and laughter to everyone she met.

In September of this year she moved to Jacksonville, FL to be close to Mary and her family and to enjoy the warm Florida shunshine.

She was a devoted grandmother of 10, and a great-grandmother of 10, soon to be 11. She took her role as grandmother and great-grandmother very seriously and with great pride. She was a willing baby-sitter, a cookie baker, a maker of doll clothes and so much more. And pictures, her walls, tables, dressers and bookshelves overflowed with pictures of her beloved family. She devoted her entire life to you and you returned your love and devotion to her to the very end. And now she has left you to join Haymond and Tom in the Kingdom of Heaven but she has left behind a legacy of love and memories to comfort and sustain you. You are a family truly blessed.

Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.

Betty Hinks

Betty Ann Hinks, 57, of Coin, MN. died December 14, 1999 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge where she had been a resident since April due to declining health.

Services were held Dec. 17 from Rock Mankie Funeral Home with Chaplain Paul Reynolds officiating. Interment of her cremains was made at Morningside Cemetery in Coon Rapids Dec. 18.

She was born July 24, 1942 to Lowell and Darlene Tennison of Anoka and attended school in South Minneapolis where she grew up. She married Karl William Hink May 14, 1960 and they lived in Minneapolis and later Coon Rapids before moving to Braham in 1967. Betty enjoyed her embroidery and her weeping willow tree.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Karl, of Coin; son, Kenny Hink and his daughter Allison of Mora; daughter, Sandra Hink of Richfield; brothers, Terry Tennison of Minneapolis and Bruce Tennison, his wife, Virginia and their children, Matthew and Stacey of Blaine and by her step-father, Albert Meyer of Mora.

Einar Fjeldheim

Einar Fjeldheim, 88, of Cambridge, died December 6, 1999 at Cambridge Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Dec. 12 at Cambridge Lutheran Church with burial in Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donald D. Pearson, Larry Hanson, Dan Bequeath, Ray Zakariasen, Dwight Oman and Larry Stuvland. The organist was Mary Kay O'Neill. Howard Doble was soloist.

Einar and Shirley lived in Grandy since 1945. In October, they moved to an apartment at Mill Ridge in Cambridge. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in June Einar grew up in Grandy. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Agriculture School in 1937 where he received medals in track. He set records which.are reported to stand, today. He was a member of Cambridge Lutheran Church, a Mason, and, like his father, JohnFjeldheim, had a gold card membership in Bricklayers/Masons Union. Growing up and through his twenties, he played baseball for the "Grandy Indians". His nickname was "Popeye". "Well, blow me down!" was his favorite expression. Over the last 50 years, he always made time for civic activities. Each day, until he first retired in 1974, Einar drove about 100 miles a day to work. In 1954, he was on the original Board of Directors of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital and served for 35 years. He served on the building committee for the Cambridge Lutheran Church during its various expansion projects because of his expertise in building trades. Church history was important. He served on and promoted the Church Archive Committee. He believed in higher and continuing education both for his children and himself. After he finally retired in 1976, he tested for certification as a building inspector. To impress the value of education, he made sure his son worked on construction after high school. His stated reason was to teach him what “he did not want to do.”

Einar was the oldest of six children, three boys and three girls. His brothers Wesley (Waterville, Maine)and William (Indianapolis, Indiana) died in 1983 and 1990 respectively. His sister, Marion (Mrs. A. Russell Erickson) and Shirley Ruth (Mrs. Ray Zakariasen) live in Cambridge and Grandy. His sister, Doris (Mrs. Larry Stuvland) lives in New Brighton. Shar and Carol Feldheim and Kathryn and Philip Bolinder, Einar's children and their spouses, live in the Twin Cities. He lived to see his grandchildren, Alex, Amanda, and Bjorn graduate from high school. Alex graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in June. Amanda graduates from the University of Minnesota this month. Bjorn is a Junior at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Arrangements were with Cambridge Funeral Home, Strike Chapel.

Vader Novak

Vader B. Novak, 63, of Cambridge, died of cancer November 16, 1999.

Services were held Nov. 19 at the American Legion Hall with Father James Hahn officiating.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra; children, Anthony and Dianne of Ramsey; Susan and Jim Knutson of Princeton; Paul and Stephanie of Cambridge and James and Heather of Cambridge; grandchildren, Evan, Chris, Courtnee and Jeremiah and by his mother, Dorothy Bethke of Minneapolis.

Mona Lockwood

Mona Lockwood, 61, of Isanti, was released from the loving arms of her family into the comforting embrace of our Lord on December 12, 1999 at her home.

She was born September 8, 1938 at Austin, MN to William and Margaret Zacharda. Her family moved to Elk River where she graduated from high school. She married Mike October 27, 1956. They made their home at Isanti. During her lifetime, Mona was employed in business, banking, health care, fabric and sewing (Sew Unique) and homemaker. She was a state director for the Mrs. Jaycees and a volunteer at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. She enjoyed traveling and they spent many winters in the the southern states until buying and settling in Valhalla Mobile Resort of Edinburg, Texas. As owner and manager she enjoyed Valhalla and the many friends who joined her there, along with the many new friends she met there.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Mike; one daughter Kim Sjodin and friend Dale Olson; three sons, Michael, Terry and wife Sarah, and Theodore; granddaughter Heather Sjodin; grandsons Neil and Nicholas Lockwood, Erick and Matthew Sjodin; brother William Zacharda; four sisters, Dorothy Dehn, Betty Dickenson, Joan Schulke, and Sandy Altman; special friends, sister-in-law Mrs. Ron (Linda) Johnson and Archie and Joan Wyatt.

A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti with Rev. Clell Bone and Rev. Curtis Peter officiating. Friends may gather one hour before the service at the church. The soloist is Mary Falk and Mary Kay O’Neill will serve as organist.

The family wishes to thank the many people who stopped by to visit Mona, both in and out of hospitals. A very special thank you to Jerry and Jan Elstad of McAllen, Texas, for their comforting words of faith.

Arrangements were with Strike Funeral home-Isanti Chapel.

Leo S. Anibal

Funeral services were held December 14, 1999 at the Stanchfield Baptist Church for Leo S. Anibal of Braham. The Rev. Dale Cope officiated while music was provided by Don Wilson, Chris Anibal and Pam Theline. Active pallbearers were Dale Engebretson, Stan Miller, Dan Engebretson, Randy Jensema, Jeff Bernhagen, and Chris Anibal. Honorary pallbearers were Calvin Schaeffer, Lawrence V. Olson, Kathleen Bernhagen, Lori Miller, Kelly Engebretson, Lynn Jensema, and Cory Anibal. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Rock Mankie Burial & Cremation Services of Braham.

Leo S. Anibal, age 89, of Braham, died December 10, 1999 at the Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge. He was born July 12, 1910 in Martin County, Minnesota, the son of Dean and Clara Anibal. Leo grew up and attended school in Martin County. He later worked on road construction.He was married to Charlotte Houger and they had two children, Arliss and Darwin, After Charlotte passed away, Leo met Maye Wilson. They were married in June of 1943. That fall they moved to their farm in Maple Ridge Township where they lived until 1965 when they moved to Braham. Leo worked for Lindquist and Olson Road Construction for many years.

Leo was an avid agate collector and also enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed watching birds at the feeders, and had a taste for BBQ ribs, lutefisk, potato sausage, and of course, coconut cream pie. He was a member of the Stanchfield Baptist Church and the Braham Garden Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte, his wife Maye, and his sister Inez Closs.

He is survived by one son, Darwin and wife Elna of Oakfield, Wisconsin, one daughter, Arliss Engebretson of Braham, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and sister Evelyn Erickson and husband Floyd of Cambridge.

Elmer L. Person

Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 11, 1999, at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church for Elmer L. Person of Stanchfield. The Rev. Richard Chronis officiated while Kim Shelley, Howard Doble, and Ruth Anderson provided the special music. Pallbearers were Elmer’s grandsons Christopher Swanson, Chad Person, Craig Person, Patrick West, Brian Person, and Robert West. Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Person, Doug Person, Donald Richards, Noel Person, Richard Braun, and Terry Richards. Interment was in the Rice Lake Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of the Rock Mankie Burial and Cremation Service of Braham.

Elmer LeRoy Person of Stanchfield, Minnesota, died Wednesday, December 8, 1999 at Cambridge Health Care Center. He was 76 years old. He was born January 9, 1923 to Victor and Anna Person in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where he was also baptized. Elmer moved at three months of age with his family to Stanchfield. He was confirmed at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church, and attended Pine Cone School in Stanchfield Township.

He met Dorothy Albrecht in Nicollet, Minnesota, while working at area farms. They were united in marriage on August 16, 1949 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Nicollet. In 1952 they moved to their present home farm in Stanchfield. Elmer was a dairy farmer and also worked at Dahlman’s Manufacturing from 1953-1961.

Elmer enjoyed fishing, auctions, cutting wood, telling stories, giving people a hard time, laughing, and lutefisk. He was a member of the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church. He loved his family, tractors, his cows, and farming.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Richard and wife, Teresa of Stanchfield, LeRoy of Stanchfield; four daughters, Annette Swanson and husband Clark of Cambridge, Darlene West and husband Bob of Blaine, LeAnna Farmer and husband Rudy of Oceanside, CA, Kristi Person of St. Paul; special family friend Nikki Wilson of St. Paul; 11 grandchildren; his twin sister Mabel Rogers and husband Glenn of Braham; two sisters-in-law Jane Person of Stanchfield, June Person of Stanchfield; one brother-in-law Rudy Braun of Cambridge; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Anna; three brothers, Leslie, Harold, and Vincent; and one sister Eleanor Braun.

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