Clinton John Goldenstein, 67, of Isanti, died November 19, 2002 at his home.
A memorial service was held Nov. 23 at Faith Lutheran Church with Rev. Bill Larson officiating. Soloist was Mary Falk and Delmyra Demmings served as organist. Interment was in Athens Lutheran Cemetery.
He was born June 17, 1935 at Morris, MN to John and Lucille Goldenstein. He was raised and lived his early years in Morris-Donnelly community. On October 20, 1956, he married Irene Widmer. They made their home in Minneapolis. Clint then served in the Army and served in Germany for two years. After his discharge, he was employed as a Minneapolis city bus driver. He then owned and operated Clint’s Direct Service Gas Station in Minneapolis. In 1965, their daughter, Dawn was born and in 1966, their daughter, Linda was born. In 1973, they moved to Isanti. Clint sold his gas station and then he drove semi until emphysema forced him into early retirement. After retirement, they purchased a motor home and did some traveling. In addition to camping, he enjoyed salmon fishing and snowmobiling. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. For the past three years, Clint has been under the care of Allina Hospice and the family would like to give special thanks to Dr. John Lynch, Pam Hylton, Dee Velazquez, and Tony Lund.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda and sisters, Betty Thompson and Mildred Christians.
He is survived by his wife, Irene, of Isanti; daughter Dawn Goldenstein and special friend Mike Jansen of Isanti; brother David (Karen) Goldenstein of West St. Paul; and sister, Della Stevenson of Donnelly.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel.
Curtis Roland Jacobson, 89, of Isanti, died November 18, 2002 at Cambridge Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Nov. 21 at Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel, with Joe Hobbs, John Knockenmus, and Lyle Schober officiating. The singers were Dan Codner and Debbie Covlin and Rosy Codner served as organist. Pallbearers were Ron Almberg, Lloyd Eastlund, Bob Hollister, Bob Jacobson, Mike Kramer, Brian Tracey, and Ray marsh. Interment was in Isanti Union Cemetery.
He was born April 20, 1913 at North Branch to Aaron and Mina Jacobson. He was raised in the Stacy area. On August 1, 1942, he married Bernice Parson. They made their first home in St. Paul. In 1969, they moved to rural Isanti where they have since made their home. Curtis was employed by the Aaron Carlson Millwork Company in Minneapolis where he worked until his retirement. Curtis also farmed. He enjoyed working around the farm, building things and cutting wood. In healthier years, he and Bernice also enjoyed traveling and camping with their camper. It was over five years ago that Curtis became a resident of Cambridge Health Care Center.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Bernice; sons, C. Robert (Dana) Jacobson, and James Jacobson; grandchildren, Brian (Kim)Tracey, Tina (Chris) Larrabee, Kerri (Scott) Carlson; great-grandchildren, Edward, Nathaniel, Madeline and Megan Tracey; and sister, Elgene Norberg.
Earl Edwin Christopher, 87, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge; 763-689-2244.
Elizabeth Conrad Watkins, 88, of East Bethel, formerly of St. Francis, died November 20, 2002 at her home.
Funeral services were held Nov. 23 from Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Steinke officiating. Claudia Hardy was the organist. Pallbearers were Shawn Watkins, Jay Watkins, Tim Lundblad, Kim Watkins, Barb Covey, and Cathy Covey. Interment was in Cambridge Union Cemetery.
She was born January 21, 1914 in South St. Paul, MN to Dominick and Elizabeth (Yunker) Conrad. Elizabeth married Melvin Watkins in 1934 at Clear Lake, South Dakota and the couple eventually moved to St. Francis, MN where they made their home and raised four children. Melvin died in June 1964.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin and daughter, Donna Mae.
She is survived by daughter, Deloris Covey; sons, Melvin (Donna) Watkins and William Watkins; 11 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother Carl (Anne) Conrad.
Gilbert Allan Kluck, 89, of Rush Lake, November 23, 2002 at Annandale Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Cambridge Funeral Home-Strike Chapel with Rev. Keith Kolzow officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Sherree Lane will serve as keyboardist and soloist, singing “How Great Thou Art” and “Beyond the Sunset.” Shirley Olson will be the organist and the congregation will sing “Amazing Grace” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” Pallbearers will be David, Duane, and Todd Gadtke, Jonathan Olson, Tim Sands, and Jim Vnuk. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.
He was born July 7, 1913 in Bradford Township in Isanti County to John and Tilda Kluck. He was raised in the Isanti area and attended District 35 School. Gilbert was baptized and confirmed at Cambridge Lutheran Church. On June 29, 1935, he married Hildreth Lind at the Cambridge Lutheran Church parsonage. They moved to Minneapolis and Gilbert worked as a baker. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. After returning from the service he attended night school and became a plumber. He later started his own plumbing business which he operated for 25 years. While living in Minneapolis, Gilbert was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church. After retiring in 1976, Gilbert and Hildreth moved to Rush Lake where they became active at Calvary Lutheran Church. Gilbert loved gardening and he sold vegetables to several businesses and individuals in the area. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting. Family events were very important to Gilbert. He always made sure the fence was painted, the yard fertilized, and the yard looking great for family gatherings. After Hildreth died in 1998, Gilbert lived with his son, Steven, for two years. He then lived at Welstad in Rogers for a year before moving to Annandale Care Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hildreth; granddaughter, Dawn Zirbes; son-in-law, Bill Gadtke; two brothers and one sister.
Gilbert will be lovingly remembered by his son, Steven (Linda) Kluck of Brooklyn Park; daughters, Carole Gadtke of Maple Grove, Lois (Joe) Vnuk of McGregor, Arlene (Charles) Sands of Annandale, Sandy (David) Olson of Isanti; sisters, Verna Lane of Cambridge, Lorraine Rassett of California; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lois Jeanne Cornell, 76, of Bethel, died November 22, 2002 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge.
Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Rev. Jim McChesney officiating. Howard Doble, accompanied by Nancy Peabody, sang “In the Garden” and “Amazing Grace.” Grandchildren serving as pallbearers were Ken, Lora and Mike Hermanson, Jennifer and Jody Prunick, Mark Riley, and Luke and Tom Weinhold. Interment was in Old Bethel Cemetery.
Lois Jeanne Cornell was born May 2, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN to Herbert and Lora Trickey. She was raised in Minneapolis, graduating from Marshall High School in 1945. On June 4, 1955, she married Sylvester Cornell at Hudson, WI. They made their home in Minneapolis until moving to Bethel in 1957. Lois was an Avon representative for 25 years. She also loved to bowl and was involved in both state and national organizations. One of her unique bowling experiences was being on TV’s Bowling for Dollars. She was also an avid sports fan, following baseball, football, golf, basketball, and professional bowling. Lois was also an animal lover and had several cats along with her dog, Mac. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Lora Trickey; husband, Sylvester; granddaughter, Nancy Weinhold; brothers, Edgar, Bob, Norris, and Owen; and sister, Pearl.
Lois is survived by sons, James (Darlene) Cornell of Braham, Mark Hunter of Bethel; daughters, Linda Weinhold of St. Paul, Debbie (LeRoy) Ford of Bethel; step-daughter, Patricia (Pete) Jackson of Minneapolis; sister, Bette Hunter of Staples; sister-in-law, Lorraine Trickey of Golden Valley; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Maron R. Lundgren, 88, of Cambridge, died at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge November 25, 2002.
Arrangements are with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge (763-689-2244).
Maud Cedila Cheuvront, 75, of St. Paul, died November 18, 2002 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Home in St. Paul.
Funeral Mass was held Nov. 22 from Christ The King Catholic Church in Cambridge, with Father James Hahn officiating. Pallbearers were Jonathan, William, and James Blumhoefer, Richard and Eric Board, and Henry Tverberg. Interment was in Christ The King Catholic Cemetery.
She was born February 10, 1927 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Carl and Edna (Cudahy) Leuhusen.
She was preceded in death by parents; infant twin sons, John Phillip and Michael William; son, Walter; daughter, Helen Blumhoefer; granddaughter, Sonja Blumhoefer; and husband, William A. Cheuvront.
Maud is survived by daughter, Sister Joan Marie Cheuvront of St. Paul; son-in-law, Jim (Ann) Blumhoefer of Cambridge; grandchildren, James (Paula) Blumhoefer of Jacksonville, FL, Lara, Erika, William, and Jonathan Blumhoefer, all of Cambridge; sister, Catherine Stanier of Littleton, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Our Lady of Good Counsel Home in St. Paul.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
Ruth Evelyn Swanson, 80, of Fridley, formerly of the Isanti County area, peacefully passed into a new life November 1, 2002. Ruth had fought a long and courageous battle with cancer and was gently handed over to Our Lord by her loving family, while at her home.
Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at Grace Evangelical Free Church where Ruth was a long time member. Pastors Stanley Starr and Bob Spencer officiated. Pianist Bernice Anderson provided music. Vocalists were Shirley Budke and Julie Hill. Pallbearers were David Collins, Dane Collins, Branden Swanson, Mark Schumacher, Terry Durheim and Mark Swanson.
Ruth was born to Ben and Minnie Tillman July 25, 1922 at their farm near Rush City, MN. She grew up with two sisters and two brothers. Ruth found God at an early age. As a young girl, she participated in many church activities as well as Rush City High School activities including tumbling, basketball teams and declamatory contests. Ruth graduated from Rush City High School in 1939. When she was 18, Ruth fell in love with Kenneth Swanson. Their love survived more than three years apart as Ken served his country in Work War II. Eleven days after his return from overseas, they were married on October 6, 1945. They were married 57 years and raised four children who brought them eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ken and Ruth made their home in Cambridge, then Isanti and in 1957 they moved to Fridley. Ruth lived her life for her children and their children. She witnessed and has touched each and everyone she came in contact with until the time of her death. She served many and had many friends. Her interests were flowers, her writing, baking and cooking. She served as a volunteer for the Billy Graham Association for many years. Throughout the years Ruth worked in the kitchen at the Fridley Senior High School and was a cook at the Spring Lake Park Baptist Church Daycare.
Ruth was preceded in death by her brother Wallace Tillman; sister Ferne Bergfalk; brother-in-law Leonard Bergfalk and niece, Judy (Bergfalk) Simon.
Ruth is survived by husband Kenneth, daughter Diane (Dan) Splittstoser; son Gary (Marjean); son Bruce; daughter Marilyn (Art) Schumacher; brother Royal (Arleen) Tillman; sister Jeanette (Bill) Swanson, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends.
Interment was at Maple Ridge Covenant Cemetery. Arrangements by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home of Anoka.
Elizabeth A. Sundwall, 94, of Cambridge, died Sunday, January 19, 2003 at Cambridge Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Cambridge Lutheran Church with Rev. Erling Tungseth officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grandview Christian Home, in memory of Elizabeth Sundwall.
Elizabeth was born February 14, 1908 in Oak Park, Illinois. She lived in her home in Cambridge for 32 years before becoming a resident of Grandview Christian Home three years ago. Betty was active for many years at the Cambridge Regional Center as a Foster Grandparent. She was always ready with a warm smile and a friendly ear to those children she cared for. This was an enjoyable position for her. Betty enjoyed the simple pleasures of life like her yard and garden. She loved the outdoors. She was happiest when surrounded by her family. She will be missed by her family, relatives, and many friends; however, her memories will linger on.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Robert; two sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Dennis) Larson of California; daughter-in-law, Doris; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
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Grace Lucille Anderson, 86, of Princeton, died January 24, 2003 at her home.
Funeral services were held Jan. 28 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Princeton Chapel, with Bishop Paul Gross officiating. Interment was in Cambridge Union Cemetery. Full notice in next edition.
She is survived by children, Darrell (Christine) Anderson of Elk River, Carol Norling of Harris, Janice (Vaughn) Larson of Morgan, UT, Richard (Kathleen) Anderson of Ramsey; 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Frances Lood and Betty Lood of Cambridge, Marge Lewis, John Paulson, Arthur Paulson, Doris Mott, Paul Paulson, and Kenneth Paulson, all of Utah, and James Paulson of Idaho.
Arrangements were with Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge.
John Louis Zaycheck, 31, of Fridley, died January 19, 2003 at his home.
A memorial service was held Jan. 22 at Carlson-Labatte Funeral Home in Cambridge with Father James Hahn officiating. Music was provided by Greg and Mary Kuhn.
He was born February 12, 1971 in Minneapolis, MN to Mark and Louise (Luberacki) Zaycheck. He was raised and attended school in East Bethel and later moved with his parents to Cambridge. In September 2000 he married Debra Westphal and they made their home in Fridley. John was very interested in eagles and collecting eagle memorabilia. He enjoyed racing and repairing remote control cars and fishing at his grandpa’s cabin. John found great joy in spending time with his nephews and sister.
He will be dearly missed by his mother and step-father Louise and Mark Peterson of Cambridge; father John Zaycheck of Fridley; wife Debra of Fridley, sister Tina Zaycheck and fiancé Matt Gilberg of Braham; nephews Trenten, Jesse, Alexander and Maxwell.
Kenneth George Harstedt, 76, of Isanti, died January 21, 2003 at Cambridge Medical Center.
Services were held Jan. 25 at Strike Funeral Home-Isanti Chapel with Father Jose Edayadiyil officiating. Soloist was Tony Harstedt with Carol Harstedt as organist. Entombment was Jan. 27 at Bellevue Memorial Park in Ontario, CA.
He was born in Minneapolis August 3, 1926 to George and Ida Harstedt. He was raised in Crystal and attended Robbinsdale schools. Kenneth then served in the Air Force for 11 years. He married Lena Quaglia and they lived in California for several years. Kenneth moved to rural Isanti in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Lena, in 1994.
He is survived by his sister, Delores (Tom) Mix of Isanti; brother, Raymond (Carol) Harstedt of Harris; nieces and nephews, Vernon and Bev Mix, Richard and Rhonda Mix, Mary Lou and Gary Carpenter, Robert Mix, Dianne and Steve Ouradnik, Angela and Rocky Larson, Scott, Tony and Ron Harstedt.