Glenn G. Nelson
Glenn Gust Nelson, 82, of Cambridge, died August 24, 2001 at Cambridge Medical Center.
Services have been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Salem Lutheran Church of Dalbo with Rev. William Pearson officiating. See next week’s issue for a complete obituary. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church with burial in Karmel Covenant Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mae of Cambridge.
Funeral services were held for Donald H. Wieczorek, 63, of Grasston August 25, 2001 at Grasston Baptist Church with Rev. Seth Hinrichs presiding. Music was provided by organist Charlene Anderson and soloist Roger Anderson. Pallbearers were Dan Nowling, Michael, Steve and Scott Wieczorek, Josh Nelson and Mike Wirth. Burial was in the church cemetery.
He was born June 30, 1938 at Wishek, ND to Harold and Martha (Gall) Wieczorek. The family lived at Wishek until 1951 when they moved to Parkston, SD. He attended country school in Hutchinson County and graduated from high school in Parkston in 1956. He married Marlene Leischner November 3, 1956 in Parkston, SD. He worked at the Parkston Creamery. In 1960 they moved to Springfield, SD and Don worked in construction and farm work until 1965. They then moved to Grasston and Donald worked for the Pine County Dairy Herd Improvement Assn, including the counties of Chisago and Isanti for 25 years. He retired in 1990 due to Lyme’s disease.
Donald was active in the Grasston community, including being on the Grasston City Council, Grasston Community Improvement Committee, Grasston Centennial Committee, Senior Dining, Grasston Fire Department. He was active in the Grasston Baptist Church including serving as Treasurer and working with the Tweeners Group. He helped at the Pine County Fair with the 4-H Dairy and Black & White show.
Donald died August 22, 2001 at Grandview Christian Home.
He was preceded in death by his father Harold and nephew Bobby Scherer.
He is survived by his wife Marlene; sons Tom (Lynn) Wieczorek of Perham; David (Susan) Wieczorek of Hinckley and Terry (Mary) Wieczorek of Mora; daughters Darcy (Rick) Balvin of Mora and Tammy Nelson of Braham; 14 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; mother Martha Wieczorek of Yankton, SD and sisters Arline Davisson of Clermont, IA; Norma Gran of Irene, SD; Pauly Eaton of Fort Dodge, IA; Rose Hornstra of Armour, SD and Karen Talsma of Yankton, SD.
Arrangements by Rock Mankie Burial and Cremation Service of Braham.
Beatrice Carol Stoeckel, 77, of Crown, died August 21, 2001 at Fairview Lakes Regional Hospital in Wyoming, MN.
Services were held Aug. 24 from Zion Lutheran Church of Crown with Rev. Steve Tischer officiating. Organist was Penny Hammer. The congregation sang, “Just As I Am,” “I Am But A Stranger Here," and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives.” Burial was in the church cemetery with Richard, Jerome, Eugene and Rosalie Stoeckel, Joe Diamond and Lyle Schleif as pallbearers.
She was born in Stanford Township in Isanti County, Minnesota December 30, 1923 to William and Alma (Maihack) Stoeckel. She attended Country School Dist. 8, Zion Lutheran Church School and St. Francis High School. After her schooling she worked at a cafe in Anoka for a short time before working at Federal Cartridge in Anoka from which she retired after 32 years. She lived much of her life in Crown and was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church. She took part in youth activities and attended many of the Ladies Aid Group meetings. Beatrice loved traveling and went on many trips with her brother, Delton, and sister, Marley. She traveled to all of the states with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii and made several trips throughout the world including Greece, Israel, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She enjoyed preparing meals for all of her family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant twin sisters; and brothers, Walter and Donald.
She is survived by her brothers, Earle (Irene) Stoeckel of Crown and Delton Stoeckel of Crown; sister, Marley Stoeckel, a resident at Birchwood Health Care Center in Forest Lake and by her sister-in-law, Viola Stoeckel of Zimmerman.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Lyle Schulz, Sr.
Lyle James Schulz, Sr., 67, of St. Francis, died at his home August 20, 2001.
Services were held Aug. 25 from St. Francis United Methodist Church with Rev. Rhodel Jacobson officiating. Shirley Blake served as pianist and soloist was Craig Dorn. Burial was in West Oak Grove Cemetery with Jason, James and Jordan Schulz, Gary Nickels, Dan Selix Jr., and Jeremy Cantin as pallbearers.
He was born November 23, 1933 in Mankato, MN. to Carl and Inger Schulz. He was raised in Mankato and attended Mankato High School. He served in the Marine Corps for four years during the Korean War era. On January 1, 1960 he married Marion Sander and they lived in Anoka for three years before moving to Blaine. In 1971 they moved to St. Francis where they have lived ever since. Lyle was a welder for most of his working years and was employed by Kolstad Company for 17 years. He was a member of St. Francis United Methodist Church and the St. Francis Senior Citizens. He served on the St. Francis Planning and Zoning Board and with the Police Reserves. He was Grand Marshall at St. Francis Pioneer Days this summer and was a past member of St. Francis Lions and St. Francis American Legion Post. Lyle’s hobbies included deer and goose hunting, playing cribbage, bowling and woodworking.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer, Vernon and Earl.
He is survived by his wife, Marion; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Schulz and Gregory Reeves of Braham; son, Lyle James (Cyndi) Schulz Jr. of Cambridge; sons, Joseph and Jeffrey Schulz from a previous marriage; brother, Arlan (Karen) Schulz of Bella Vista, AR; sisters, Dorothy (Elmer) Nickels) of Mankato and Donna (Cletus) Landsteiner of Mankato and by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were with Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.
Marie Budnick, 97, of North Branch, died August 25, 2001 at Green Acres Country Care Center in North Branch.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Cambridge with Father James Hahn officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
She was born in Polonia Township, Roseau County, Minnesota December 19, 1903 to Joseph and Victoria (Matuszewski) Kulpinski. She grew up in Roseau where she attended school. She married Anton Budnick and they lived in Minneapolis for five years before moving to Chicago where Anton worked as a woodworker for seven years and then returned to Minneapolis. Anton worked at Rock Island Railroad and Marie worked as a seamstress at Munsingwear. After retirement, they moved to Dalbo where they bought a hobby farm and lived for 17 years. Anton died in November 1978 and Marie soon moved to Lindstrom where she lived until moving to Green Acres in 1992. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, cooking, baking and playing 500.
In addition to her husband, Anton, she was preceded in death by her son, Rudolph; brothers, John and Frank and sisters, Laura and Martha.
She is survived by her children, Donald Budnick of Gordon, WI; Robert (Sandy) Budnick of New Mexico; grandchildren, Gary Budnick of California; Karen and Tim Talbot of Anoka; Jeff Budnick of Rockford, MN; Greg (Chong-Ok) Budnick of Colorado Springs; Cheryl Budnick of Superior, WI; Sue (Bill) Brown of Princeton and Randy (Wendy) Budnick of Isanti; and by great-grandchildren, Shawna, Daniel, David, Jesse, Joe, Jodi, Cody, Caleb, Clint, Cory and Christian.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home of Cambridge.
Janet Lynn Becker, 33, died suddenly August 24, 2001 while visiting friends in California.
Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at St. John Lutheran Church-Weber with Rev. Lyle Kath officiating. Pallbearers were her cousins Mark, Matt and Tim Meyer, Josh and Ian Becker, and John Erickson. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Janet was born July 6, 1968, in Perryville, Missouri to Curtis and Mavis (Henricks) Becker. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church, Longtown, Missouri. She grew up in the Cambridge area when the family moved there in 1970. She was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church-Weber, and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1986. She graduated from Moorhead State University in 1990. She lived in Champlin and worked as a Senior Technical Analyst for United Health Care-Uniprise in Eden Prairie for the past six years.Janet enjoyed being with her family and friends, and especially loved spending time with her two nieces, Kira and Abby. She liked antique shopping with her mom and golfing with her dad. She looked forward to working at the Renaissance Festival and participating in community theater. Music was an important part of her life. She started piano lessons at age seven and continued through age 18, and she also took organ lessons for two years. Kira always looked forward to playing piano with Aunty Janet.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers William Henricks and Herbert Becker; cousin Craig Meyer; and two infant cousins.
Janet is survived by her parents, Curtis and Mavis Becker of Cambridge; her brother Paul (Nicole) Becker and her two special nieces, Kira and Abby, Rochester, MN; grandmother Lenore Henricks, Cambridge; grandmother Ila Becker, Cambridge; aunt Marlene Erickson, North Branch, MN; uncle Randy Henricks, Cambridge; aunt Donna (Ron) Meyer, Braham, MN; uncle Joel (April) Becker, Beardsley, MN; aunt Denice Becker, Cambridge; aunt Jean Becker, Cambridge.
Arrangements were by Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Fern S. Glad, 85, of Cambridge, died suddenly August 30, 2001.
Services were held Sept. 4 from Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. Dennis Tollefson officiating. Rob Zdarsky and Maureen Malone, accompanied by Mary Kay O’Neill, provided the music. Pallbearers were her 11 grandchildren, Kathy Reynolds, Lori Feddersen, Nancy Carey, Kari Moldenhauer, David Malone, Shelley Malone, Michael Malone, Marty Malone, Ryan John, Tara John, and Angela John.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clare E. Malone; son, Larry Malone and by her loving sister, Enid Harms.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald of Cambridge; sons, Dennis (Carol) Malone of Maple Grove and Mike (Susan) Malone of San Diego, CA; daughter Maureen (Rob Zdarsky) Malone of Monticello; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Neil and Maynard Sautter, Lila Ellison and Gail Spaulding.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Fay Ellen McCurdy, 46, of lsanti, died suddenly at her home August 28, 2001.
Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Rev. Jack Baumgarn officiating. The soloist was Darren Sedler and Mary Kay ONeill served as organist. The pallbearers were Pat (Pedro) Gillis, James Hilliard, Doug and Terry Miller, Dale Orthoudt and Dwayne Stanley.
Burial was in West Oak Grove Cemetery.
She was born May 15, 1955 at Anoka to Ralph and Beverly Blumer. She was raised in rural lsanti and attended St. Francis Schools. In 1984 she married James McCurdy and they made their home in Monticello. Her husband, Jim, died in 1994. In 1996 she moved to lsanti. Fay enjoyed doing all kinds of craft work.
She is survived by her son, Lee Blumer of Isanti; daughter, Tammy Fay Blumer of Isanti; her parents, Ralph and Beverly Blumer of lsanti; brother, Ralph Blumer, Jr. of Barnum; sister, Joyce Lilleboe of Isanti; and granddaughter, Jayde.
Jerrold H. Vegsund, 85, of Blaine, MN was born and lived his early years in Northeast Minneapolis. He moved with his parents to a farm in Isanti County in 1927 and lived there for over 35 years, marrying Martha Johnson of Maple Ridge in 1937. After surviving cancer, he went to work for George F. Cook Construction Co. in Minneapolis and moved his family to Blaine, where Jerry and Martha have lived for the past 35 years.
For several years, Jerrold was a member of the Board of Directors of the Braham Cooperative Creamery Association and also served on the Rice Lake School Board. Later he drove for Anoka County Meals on Wheels and volunteered at the Food Shelf. He was an active member of Stanchfield Baptist Church and later, Ham Lake Baptist Church. Jerrold was an avid gardener sharing his produce far and wide, enjoyed many travels with Martha, their cabin up north, and, in his last few years, taking organ lessons.
Jerrold passed away at home, losing his battle with leukemia on August 24, 2001. He was preceded in death by his father, Hans, mother Lena, and sisters, Dorothy and Annette. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 64 years, Martha, sons: Sherwood (Gloria) of Oregon City, OR; Richard (Pat) of Santa Rosa, CA and daughter Jayne ( Andy) Kretzmann of Coon Rapids, MN; by 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, sister Lois (Don) Seegert of Waukesha, WI, and brother-in-law John Carlson of Cambridge, MN.
Funeral services were held Aug. 28, 2001 from Ham Lake Baptist Church with Pastor Fred Tuma officiating. Pallbearers were Neil Vegsund, Mitchell Erickson, Jeffrey Vegsund, Clayton Vegsund, Richard Vegsund, Jr. and Noel Lysen. Burial was in Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery Aug. 29.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
William Douglas Ableman, 71, of Ham Lake died August 27, 2001 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge.
Memorial services were held Aug. 30 at Strike Funeral Home - Isanti Chapel with Rev. Paul Reynolds officiating.
He was born February 7, 1930 at Greaney, MN to Carlos and Olga Ableman. He was raised in northern Minnesota and served his country in the U. S. Army. On September 22, 1979 William married Violet Younggren and they lived in Ham Lake where they have lived every since. William worked as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, spending time in the outdoors, spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
William will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Violet of Ham Lake; son, William of Kenosha, WI; brothers, Lloyd of Greaney and Larry of Hoveland; step-children, Gail Younggren of Atlanta, GA; Linda (Smitty) Smith of Cocoa, FL; Lori ( John) Zins of Ham Lake; Lisa (Duane) Hanson of Oak Grove, and Rob Younggren of Ham Lake; and grandchildren, Erin, Jamie, Zach, Dylan, Josh, Luke, Derek and Kyle.
Donald Ray Gruebele, 53, of Fridley, died at his home August 28, 2001.
Services were held Aug. 31 from Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel with Rev. Mark Poorman officiating. Nick Ordahl, accompanied by Nadette Waligora, sang “On Eagles’ Wings” and “America The Beautiful.” Burial was in Isanti Union Cemetery with Joe Chramosta, Danny, Joe, Mark and Rick Gruebele and Todd Nyberg as pallbearers.
He was born in Superior, WI. August 7, 1948 to Edward and Martha Gruebele. He was raised in Brule, WI. and graduated from Northwestern High School in Maple, WI. Don served in the Army from May 1968 to April 1970 and served in Vietnam. Following his military service, he worked for Frasier Ship Yards in Superior for 15 years. On July 17, 1987 he married Kathleen Johnson and they lived in Coon Rapids until moving to Fridley in 1995. He owned and operated Northside Welding and Repair, Inc. in Blaine for 12 years. Don was a tireless worker who also enjoyed vintage collector cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lawrence and Jack and sister, June Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen of Fridley; daughters, Donna Gruebele of Superior; and Alyssa and Alaynna Gruebele at home in Fridley; brothers, Bob (Carol) Gruebele of Maple, WI; Ron “Guy” (Wendy) Gruebele of Iron River, WI; sisters, Ida (Ray) Korhonen of Brule; Mary (Joe) Chramosta of Iron River; Barbie (Rick) Nyberg of Show Low, AZ; and Ann Running of the Twin Cities; grandchildren, Tucker and Ethan and his mother-in-law, Terry Richardson of Minneapolis.
Glenn G. Nelson
Glenn Gust Nelson, 82, of Cambridge, died at Cambridge Medical Center August 24, 2001.
Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo with Rev. William Pearson officiating. Special music was provided by Wendell and Laurel Johnson. Organist was Roberta Erickson. Active pallbearers were Carl Anderson, Earl Nelson, Nathaniel Oldenkamp, Melvin Chalstrom, Wayne Olson, and Blaine Olson. Honorary pallbearers were Craig Baker and Scott Anderson. Burial was in Karmel Covenant Cemetery.
Glenn Nelson, the son of Gust and Agnes Nelson, was born February 9, 1919 in Wyanett Township, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Karmel Covenant Church and later became a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo. He attended Karmel School. After school, he farmed and also worked construction in the Twin Cities area. He served on the town board as building inspector for Wyanett Township. He worked for about a year at Rockford, Illinois during World War II. He married Myrtle Sohlin and following her death, he continued to live on the family homestead. In all, he lived there for 75 years. On July 9, 1994 he married Mae Moline and for the last seven years they have lived in Cambridge, first in an apartment, then in Pine Village, and the last two years in River Hills. (They were the first residents to move in.)
He is survived by his wife Mae of Cambridge, older sister Doris Elowson of Eugene, Oregon; younger brother Lester Nelson of Los Angeles, CA; stepdaughter, Dorothy Baker of Florida; step grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
John J. “Yash” Jakubiec, 73, of Northeast Minneapolis died September 2, 2001.
A memorial mass was held Sept. 6 at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis with private burial at Fort Snelling. Arrangements were with Cremation Society of MN.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Betty; children, Tom (Shirley Juntti); Terry (Bob) Cox; Meg Sikorski and Larry (Jill); nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Carrol Joseph Nelson, 77, of Isanti, died September 3, 2001 at North Ridge Care Center in Isanti.
Services were held Sept. 7 at Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Rev. Bill Steinke officiating. Burial was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery with Dale and Bill Nelson, David Rahn, Bryce Cassens, Kirk Grupa and Bruce Rahn as pallbearers.
He was born in Litchfield, MN. August 15, 1924 to Carl and Laura Nelson and has lived in Isanti for the past 10 years. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Laura; his wife, DeLores; brother, Carl and sisters, Donna and Maxine.
He is survived by his stepson LeRoy (Sandy) Nelson of Isanti; stepdaughter, Marlys Hudson of Kansas City, MO; brother, Harold (Sofia Forman) Nelson; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; Aida Whitley who was sponsored by Joe and DeLores when she became a U.S. citizen and who always considered Joe as Dad; by Aida’s son, Eddie and his wife, Emmy and their two boys.
June Carolyn Leach, 60, of Superior, WI, formerly of Isanti, died at her home August 27, 2001.
Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at Long Lake Lutheran Church with Rev. Howard Skulstad officiating. The vocalists was Mary Zelin, the guitarist was Christian Zelin and the organist was Mary Kay O’Neil. Honorary pallbearers were Maranda Zahn-Leach and Patty DiAngelo. Pallbearers were Richard Leach, Deborah Leach, Michael Kline, Richard Kline, Jesse Moralez and Joshua Zelin. Interment was in Long Lake Community Cemetery.
She was born June 11, 1941 at Minneapolis to Sidney and Ella Calderwood. She was raised in Minneapolis and graduated from Edison High School in1959. In June 1969 she married Richard Leach and they lived in rural Isanti. She was an active member of Long Lake Lutheran Church and involved in many activities of the church including the Faith and Fantasy clown/mime ministry. In the past she had been a Scout leader and Brownie leader. June was employed by Cambridge-Isanti High School from 1982 - 1992 and then worked for the Salvation Army from 1996 to May 2001. She was a member of the Forever 50 Group in the Salvation Army. Her other interests included doing crafts/ceramics, sketching and writing.
June was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Richard of Superior; sons, Michael and Richard Kline both of Superior; daughter, Deborah Leach of West St. Paul; step-daughter, Robin DiAngelo of Minneapolis; and two granddaughters.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel.
Marjorie Grace (Marge) Schafer, 54, of Isanti, died at her home September 1, 2001.
A memorial service has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti with Rev. Curtis Peter officiating. Soloist will be Mary Falk with Shirley Olson as organist.
She was born in Slayton, MN. December 7, 1946 to Jake and Luella Muller. She lived her early years in southern Minnesota and then moved with her family to the Milaca area where she graduated from Milaca High School. She then worked at Cambridge State Hospital where she met Norman Schafer. She married Norm November 12, 1966 and they made their home in Isanti. Marge did day care in her home for 23 years. She was a very active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti where she served in many capacities over the years. She was also a member of the VFW and American Legion auxiliaries.
She was preceded in death by one brother.
She is survived by her husband, Norm; daughter Tricia (Peter) McCloy of White Bear Lake; step-children, Janice (Galen) Hass of Isanti; Dwain (Diane) Schafer, Stanhope, IA; Ronnie (Nicky) Schafer of Watertown, S.D.; Karen (Everett) Holz of Winona; her parents, Jake and Luella Muller of Onamia; brothers, Marvin Muller of Brainerd; and Bernie Muller of Milaca; sister, Kathy Sandstrom of Hibbing; grandchildren, Kieran, Casey and Gavin McCloy; eight step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; and God-children, Angie Shepperd, Andy Johnson and Joseph Lindgard.
Arrangements are with Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.