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Miscellaneous Carlton County, Minnesota Obituaries


Vieno (Kaikkonen) Kamula, 85, of Oulu, Finland, formerly of Cloquet and Esko, died April 24, 1999, in Oulu Finland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lauri Kaikkonen. She is survived by her husband, Arvo Kamula of the Kontinkangas Hospital in Oulu, Finland; a daughter, Eva (Kenneth) Nynas; a son, John Kaikkonen; grandsons, Wil Nynas, Tom Nynas and Kris Kaikkonen; a sister, Elsa; brothers, Veikko and Heimo; nieces; nephews and relatives. A memorial service and burial will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko. Memorials preferred to the Heart Association or the Arthritis Fund.

Hazel Marie (Paulson) Maxwell 1921 - 1999, 77, of Barnum, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born on Aug. 19, 1921, in Moose Lake to Philip and Hulda (Lindberg) Paulson. She graduated from Carlton High School, the Duluth State Teachers College and the Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. She taught school in several cities in Michigan before entering the United States Navy during WWII where she served as Specialist Third Class, receiving the American Area Medal and WWII Victory Medal. She lived in the Florissant, Mo., area for over 50 years working as a teacher, a counselor and as a administrator, retiring in 1981. She was preceded in death by her son, Steve Maxwell; her parents and one brother, Carl. She is survived by three brothers, Harold (Norma) Paulson of Northfield, Frank (Patricia) Paulson and Richard (Gerry) Paulson of Barnum; three sisters, Ardelle (Edward) Thornton of Carlton, Phyllis (Roy) Bohren of Esko and Nancie Paulson of Brainerd; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Monday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Elim Lutheran Church in Blackhoof Township with Rev. Robert Kleinke officiating. Interment services followed at Sandy Lake Cemetery. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet.

Ethel C. Cook 1912 - 1999, Formally of Cloquet, died May 24, 1999, in Glendale Heights Hospital in Illinois. She was born on Feb. 16, 1912. She is survived by a brother, Ed Arnold of Idaho; two sisters, Jeanette Magnuson of Glendale Heights, Ill., and Violet Beyer of Montpelier, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held on Friday, May 28 in Glendale Heights, Ill.

Raymond S. Card 1914 - 1999, 84, of Cloquet, died Tuesday at Nopeming Nursing Home. He was born on June 20, 1914, in Big Wood to Sherman and Eva (Cronkite) Card. He served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945 and also from 1947 to 1953, serving in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. Following his service to his country, he worked as a union concrete finisher in the Cloquet/Duluth areas for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lois Iles; a half-sister, Frances Needham and a brother, Art. He is survived by his son, Guy of Cloquet; a grandson, David; a brother, LeRoy (Mary) Card of Washington; a sister, Bunny Barnes of Cloquet; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held on Friday one hour prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service in Wefelmeyer Funeral Home in Cloquet. The Rev. Peter Franz officiated. Military honors were provided by the Cloquet American Legion and VFW Combined Honor Guard. Arrangements by Wefelmeyer Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Raymond “Hank” W. Anderson 1925 - 1999, 74, of Cloquet, died Monday, June 7, 1999, in Community Memorial Nursing Home in Cloquet. He was born on April 29, 1925, in Cloquet to Carl and Louise (Kinden) Anderson. He was a Marine Corp Veteran of WWII, serving in the South Pacific. After the war, he participated in the occupation of China. He returned to Cloquet where he owned and operated his own barber shop from 1947 to 1975. He then worked in construction as a carpenter/millwright until retiring in 1983. He married Anita Nelson on Dec. 8, 1956, in Cloquet. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Cloquet VFW where he served as past commander. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Anita; two sons, Gregory (Lorrie) and Mark (Kay); one daughter, Jody (Mike) Acres and five grandchildren, all of Cloquet. Family received friends from 12 Noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service on Wednesday in Zion Lutheran Church in Cloquet. Military honors was accorded by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard. Inurnment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Kenneth F. Drewlow 1912 - 1999, 86, of Carlton, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Fairview Riverside Hospice Unit in Minneapolis. He was born on Nov. 7, 1912, in St. Peter to Ferdinand and Cecelia (Tetzloff) Drewlow. He graduated from Cloquet High School. He married Helen Benson on Feb. 2, 1935, in Cloquet. In 1945, he worked in construction on the ALCAN Highway for about six months. From 1945 to 1947, he owned and operated his own blacksmith shop in St. Peter. In 1947, he moved to Mahtowa where he farmed until 1955. He was the plant manager for 26 years at Kuitu Ready Mix in Cloquet, until retiring in 1975. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Atkinson for 48 years, until it closed in 1997. He served on the church council and as treasurer for many years. He was a current member of Salem Lutheran Church in Mahtowa, the AAL and Local Union 346. He was preceded in death by an infant son; and three sisters, Beatrice, Zona and Audrey. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen; daughters, Donna Mae (Edwin) Myhre of Barnum, Sandra (Mark) Hamburge of St. Paul and Cheri (Bruce) Paulson of Eagen; son, Darrel (Beverlee) Drewlow of Carlton; 11 grandchildren, Randy (Julie) Myhre, Ken (Marnie) Myhre, Tom (Kim Marie) Myhre, Jim (Colleen) Myhre, Deanna (Dave) Jezierski, David Drewlow, Tony, Peter and Tim Hamburge, Aaron and Kirsten Paulson; great-grandchildren, Megan, Sarah and Katie Myhre, Esme and Simone Marie, Bjorn Myhre, Jacob, Tom, Emily Myhre and Dakota Brewer; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, in Northland Funeral Home in Mahtowa and will continue from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service on Thursday in Salem Lutheran Church in Mahtowa. Pastor Burnell Baldwin will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Atkinson Cemetery. Arrangements by Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Lawrence Myrmel 1913 - 1999, 85, of Cloquet, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 1999, in Cloquet Community Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 14, 1913, in Cloquet to John and Ingaborg Myrmel. He was married to Ruth Anderson on April 11, 1935. He worked as a millwright at Conwed for 39 years, until his retirement. He spent 20 years of his retirement in the Cass Lake area. He was a member of the Cloquet Moose Lodge 1274 and the Conwed Quarter Century Club. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Oscar and Clifford Myrmel. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth; his children, Janice (Bob) Langenbrunner of Cloquet, Donna (Cliff) Tribby of Duluth and Larry (Jackie) Myrmel of Siren, Wis.; his brother, Albert Myrmel of Carlton; his sister Borghild Evenson of Spooner, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Barr Brothers Chapel at 1 p.m. on Monday. Pastor Ziemer of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church officiated. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Cloquet. Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Steve Langenbrunner, Mike Tribby, Shawn Langenbrunner, Jodie Langenbrunner, Jeff Myrmel and Jami Charon. The musician was Rosemary Conner. Arrangements by Barr Brothers Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Evelyn E. “Evie” Towers 1914 - 1999, 84, of Proctor, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at Nopeming Nursing Home in Duluth. She was born on Oct. 11, 1914, in Proctor to William and Ada Studley. She graduated from Proctor High School in 1932. She married William J. Towers on Feb. 1, 1933, in Superior, Wis. She was a 50-year member of Christ Episcopal Church in Proctor where she was a total ministries evangelist. She active in the Episcopal Cursillo Community and a member of the Proctor All Churches Together (A.C.T.S.) and was a charter member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Hermantown. She was a member of the Eastern Star-Euclid Chapter 56, O.E.S. and the Proctor Moose Chapter 585, where she was active with the College of Regents. She was past president and secretary of the Lady Trainmen Auxiliary of United Transportation. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She worked as a nurse’s aide at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. She sold Avon products, and loved her yard and gardening. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and was a friend to all. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Franklin Studley. She is survived by her husband, William J.; three daughters, Darlene (Earl) Elde of Duluth; Beverly (Marvin) Melanson of Saginaw and Dorothy (Kurt) Besser of Duluth; two sons, George (Sheila) of Carroll, Iowa, and James (Mary) of Proctor; one sister, Dorothy (Art) Lindgard of Waterloo, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Bell Brothers Chapel in Duluth with a Women of Moose Ritual at 6 p.m. and continued on Monday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hermantown. Burial will be in Oneota Cemetery in Duluth. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors, Bell Brothers Chapel, Duluth.

Grant Scott Coyour 1955 - 1999, 43, of Bemidji, died June 11, 1999, at Lake of the Woods County. He was born on June 13, 1955, in Fairmont to Howard and Scot (Fisher) Coyour. He moved with his family to Springfield in 1963. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1973. He attended Southwest State University in Marshall. He moved to Walnut Grove when he joined the Redwood County Sheriff’s Department in 1977. He moved to Moose Lake in 1988, where he took a position as a conservation officer with the Department of Natural Resources. He served a short time with the DNR Marine Unit in Duluth, transferring to Bemidji in 1997. He joined the Army National Guard in 1979. He transferred to the Air National Guard in 1984, and was commissioned to captain as a helicopter pilot in 1985 and currently held the rank of CWO3. He became a full-time pilot with the DNR in 1997 and was a safety officer in the National Guard. He was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield and a current member of Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake. He enjoyed flying, being outdoors, spending time with his family, being with his do, “J.J.” and serving in the military. He also enjoyed his professional career with the DNR and the many friendships he had made. He is preceded in death by his grandparents and a sister, Marsha, in infancy. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Lee Coyour of Willmar; a sister, Cindee (Jim) Clausen of Burnsville; a special friend, Lisa Anderson-Reed; a daughter, Danika Reed of Moose Lake; and aunts, Claris Delyea of Northwood, Iowa and Sally (Don) Stewart of New Ulm. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and from 7:30-11 a.m. today, Wednesday, at the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral service today, Wednesday, at 1:30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield. Full military honors will be accorded. Rev. H.G. Engebretson and the Rev. Owen Christianson will officiate. Interment will be in Springfield City Cemetery in Springfield. Casket bearers will be Rick Morris, Dave Potter, Duane Dauer, Mark Stewart, Dennis Meyer and Dave Christensen. A gathering of friends and neighbors will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake. There will be a service of remembrance at 6:30 p.m. and a reception will follow. Arrangements by Sturm Funeral Home, Springfield.

John E. “Jack” Horner 1927 - 1999, 71, of Cloquet, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, in his home. He was born on July 5, 1927, in McGregor to Ira and Hazel (Day) Horner. He was raised in the McGregor area and attended McGregor schools. He moved to Cloquet in 1945 and was employed by the Conwed Corporation for 40 years, retiring in 1985. He married Alice Whitebird on Oct. 30, 1971, in Cloquet. He was a member of the former Bethel Lutheran Church in Atkinson. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, and also fishing, hunting and playing the harmonica. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter, Charles, Floyd, Harold and Jim; and sisters, Louise McGee and Lillian Demenge. He was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by his wife, Alice of Cloquet; a son, Norman of Fairbanks, Ala.; three daughters, Lola (Paul) Davidson of Moose Lake, Pamela (Mike) Ekholm and Julie (Jim) Johanson, both of Cloquet; a stepson, Tom (Cindy) Whitebird of Cloquet; a daughter-in-law, Mary Horner of Mahtowa; four sisters, Mildred Hansel of Albert Lea, Bessie Murphy of Cloquet, Lila Erickson of Crosby and Edna (Cliff) Hanson of Deer River; four brothers, Robert (Marge) Horner of Crosby, Marvin Horner of Coon Rapids, Melvin (Peg) Davidson of Grants Pass, Ore., and Kenneth (Ann) Sogard of Balsam Lake, Wis.; nine grandchildren, Bret Horner, Shelia (Curtis) Miller, Dan Davidson, Yvonne (Keith) Skelton, Jessica and Carmen Ekholm, and Jeffrey, Jenna and Jodi Johanson; four step-grandchildren, Mathew and Joshua Whitebird, Erica Lanes and Derek Wehr; one great-grandchild, Rhavin; six step-great-grandchildren, Taylor, Saydee, Trentin, Dustin, Carrisa and Beau; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held today, Saturday, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service in Northland Funeral Home in Cloquet. Interment will follow in Pine River Cemetery in Brevator Township. Arrangements by Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Hedvig M. Dallmann 1920 - 1999, 78, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Saginaw, died Wednesday, June 16, 1999, in her home. She was born on Nov. 10, 1920, in St. Louis County. She had worked for 22 years as a machine operator for Diamond Match Division of Cloquet, retiring in 1976. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Saginaw and attended Messiah Lutheran of Moundsview while residing in Coon Rapids. She was active in both the choir and the Ladies Aid. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Dallmann; one son, Gerald William; one sister and three brothers. She is survived by one son, William (Bonnie) Dallmann of Saginaw; two daughters, Eileen (Gilbert) Wolfsteller of St. Paul and Sharon Dallmann of Coon Rapids; two sisters, Rosella Amborn of Maplewood and Lucille Dallmann of Gilman, Wis.; two brothers, Art (Ann) Dallmann of Saginaw and Walter Dallmann of Carlton; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held today, Saturday, from 4-7 p.m. at Barr Brothers Funeral Home in Cloquet. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Saginaw. Rev. Paul Lutz and Rev. Dan Czech will officiate. The eulogist will be her grandson, Gerald Nelson. The organist will be Dorothy Lutz and the soloist will be Ronald Amborn. Pallbearers will be Gerald Nelson, David Nelson, Daniel Nelson, Christopher Dallmann, Denise Messina, Pamela Traxler, Tamera Kottke and Jill Pearson. Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Saginaw. Arrangements by Barr Brothers Funeral Home, Cloquet.

Elmer J. Bakke 1921 - 1999, 78, of Duluth, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, in his son’s home. He was born on June 6, 1921, to John and Alfhild Bakke. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He married Shirley Abrahamson in Duluth on May 15, 1947. He was employed with U.S. Steel for over 20 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the VFW Post 137, the VFW Honor Guard, Cooties of the VFW, the West Duluth American Legion and the 40-8. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and cooking. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley; two sons, Richard (Raylene) of Saginaw and James Bakke of Superior, Wis.; two daughters, Susan (Glenn) Laspi of Munger and Julie (Jeff) Kachinske of Hermantown; one sister, Alice McManus of Duluth; nine grandchildren, Tim, Angie, Jeff and Jennifer Laspi, Brian and Amy Kachinske, Kammie Bakke and Travis, and Shane Bushey and one great-granddaughter, Bailey Bushey. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. and the funeral service was held on Thursday at 2 p.m., both at Bell Brothers Chapel. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Park. Military honors were accorded by the Duluth Combined VFW Honor Guard. Arrangements by Bell Brothers Funeral Directors, Bell Brothers Chapel, Duluth.

Emerson Strandberg 1919 - 1999, 80, of Cloquet, formerly of Mahtowa, died on June 16, 1999, in the Carlton Nursing Home after a battle with cancer. He was born on April 11, 1919, in Mahtowa to Carl and Margaret Strandberg. He attended elementary school in Mahtowa and graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1937. He worked on the construction of the Moose Lake State Hospital prior to enlisting in the military on Dec. 20, 1939. He served as an airplane mechanics instructor in the Army Air Corps. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 12, 1945. He worked as a tile and carpet layer in Duluth, Minneapolis and Superior, Wis., before relocating to Fairbanks, Ala., in 1963. He worked a short time for a Fairbanks, Ala., floor covering business before going into business for himself as Deluxe Floors and Walls. He married Gladys Holte in 1940. In 1967, he married Thelma Henrickson Wiita in Fairbanks, Ala., and left Alaska in 1968, settling in the Mahtowa area where he did remodeling work. He attended Hennepin Community College taking building official courses receiving certification. He will be sadly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Genevieve Anderson and Margaret Akins and a son, John. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; three daughters, Phyllis Manzke (aka Sunny Lyons) of Houston, Texas, Susan (Robert) Wones of Coon Rapids and Janet (Chris Dillon) Wiita of St. Augustine Beach, Fla.; one son, Marlin (Gwynn) Wiita of Surry, Va.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. There will be a celebration of his life at the Blackhoof Valley Senior Center at a future date to be announced. Bring your memories of Emerson to share.

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Walli 1907 - 1999, 91, of McGregor, formerly of Wright, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. She was born on Sept. 3, 1907, in Klemmie, Iowa, to Thomas and Elizabeth (Marks) Lubben. At the age of two, she moved with her family to Cheyenne, Wyo., and lived there until she was seven and then moved to Benson for a couple of years. She then moved to Wright and helped with the logging operations. She moved back to Cheyenne at the age of 16 and farmed for her father. She married Henry A. Porter in 1928 and her daughter, Ella Mae, was born in 1931. Henry passed away in 1932. She moved back to Wright with her daughter to live with her father and stepmother. She married Emil Dahlman in 1940 and he passed away in 1954. She married Edwin Walli in January of 1976 and he died in July of 1976. After that she lived at numerous places in the area, lastly being with her daughter, Ella Mae, north of McGregor. She was preceded in death by her parents; her three husbands; her sister, Tillie Solomon; and two sons-in-law, John Oja and Fred Lake. She is survived by her daughter, Ella Mae Oja-Lake of McGregor; four grandchildren, Wendy (Gary) Quick of Wright, Irene (Mike) DiMucci of Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; Corinne “Bunny” (Scott) Hanson of Nisswa and Joella “Jody” Werner of Mahtowa; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous step-great-grandchildren, nieces, family and friends. Visitation was held on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the 1:30 p.m. memorial service at Lakeside Community Club in Wright. The Rev. Gary Kangas officiated. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Walli, John Swanson, Marsha Arnold, Paul Donfris, Jamey Coleman, Heather Werner, Eric Arnold, Megan Arnold and Kylee Donfris. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet.

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