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EVELYN BECKMAN
Evelyn Beckman, 87, of Mora and formerly of Bock, died at the Kanabec County Hospital in Mora Tuesday, May 13, 1997. Funeral services will be Friday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at the Milaca Evangelical Free Church. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca. Burial will be at the Borgholm Cemetery. A complete obituary will be in next week's Times.

HAZEL CLARE
Hazel Clare, 92, of Milaca died Tuesday, May 13, 1997 at Fairview Northland Regional Hospital in Princeton. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca. Visitation will be Friday, May 16, from 5-8 p.m. at the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca. A complete obituary will be in next week's Times.

CARL 'ELMER' WALLSKOG
Funeral services for Carl "Elmer" Wallskog, 86, were Wednesday, May 14 at the Christian Reformed Church in Pease with the Rev. Rodger Buining officiating. Mr. Wallskog died Saturday, May 10, 1997 at his home in Bogus Brook Township, south of Milaca. He is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Merle and wife Kerry of Milaca, Marjorie Brickey of Superior, Wis., Melvin and wife Fern of Foreston, Marlene Scofield of Little Falls, and Marlin of Milaca; 17 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia Bengston and husband Carl of Day and Marian Starns of Stillwater; two brothers, John of Coon Rapids and Wendell of Ogilvie; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Harry; and a sister, Evelyn.

DAN MALISHESKE
Dan Malisheske, 79, of Harding, died at his home Thursday, May 8, 1997. Funeral services were held May 13 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding with the Rev. Roger Thoennes officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Helen; son, Karl of Rochester, Minn.; daughters, Mary Borgheiinck and husband Tony of Long Prairie and Laurice Bauer and husband Ron of Willsboro, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; brothers, Severin of Ely, Hilary of Milaca and Willard of Sartell; and sisters, Dorothy Katke and Lorraine Frerich, both of Milaca. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son.

Arvilla Halgren
Funeral services for Arvilla Halgren, 93, were held Saturday, June 20, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca with the Rev. James Swanson officiating. Music was provided by Roger Ackelson, Lynn Skinner and Virginia Christensen. The pallbearers were Henry and Russell Halgren, James Fox, Daniel Ackelson, Richard Erickson, and Stuart Nelson. The honorary pallbearers include Delver Aleckson, Lee Severson, Steven Fox, Curtis Lee, Bill and Raleigh Halgren. Burial was in the Wendell Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca. Arvilla died Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at the Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia. She was born Jan. 20, 1905 to Richard and Christina (Nelson) Aleckson in Glendoraago, Minn. She attended local schools and grew up in the Glendorado area. Arvilla worked for Northrup King in Minneapolis for a few years following school. She married Albert Halgren Sept. 21, 1929 at her home near Glendorado. The Halgren's made their home on a farm in Bogus Brook Township in Mille Lacs County. Arvilla resided there for over 70 years, raising the family and helping with chores. She went back to Northrup King where she worked for 17 years. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Rebecca Circle, Quilting Club, Wendell Hill Cemetery Board and the Vondell Brook Friendship Club. Her hobbies included gardening, raising flowers , quilting and making rugs. She is survived by her children, Duane and wife Sue of Tygh Valley, Ore., Dale and wife Myrna of Milaca, Carol Fox of Milaca and Lowell and wife Sharon of Milaca; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Aleckson and wife Ruby of Paynesville; several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert in 1984; granddaughter, Nancy Halgren in 1981; grandson, Roy Foz in 1994, six sisters and one brother.

Darlene Benson
Funeral services for Darlene Mae Benson, 59, were held Wednesday, June 24 at the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca with the Rev. Gary Fehring officiating. Pallbearers were Richard and Timothy Benson, David and Daniel Bruen and Harold and Larry Nelson. Music was by Ann Johnson and Ann Carlson. Burial was in the Borgholm Cemetery near Bock. Darlene died Sunday, June 21, 1998 at her hom near Aitkin. She was born Aug. 6, 1938 to Egnar and Antonette (Plumer) Nelson in Borgholm TOwnship, in Mille Lacs County, Minn. She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Milaca High School in 1956. As a young woman she worked in Minneapolis for Marquette Bank for a few years. Darlene married John Benson on Feb. 9, 1957 in St. Cloud. The couple resided in Osseo where Darlene and John have been enjoying residing near Aitkin for several years. Darlene loved her grandchildren, entertaining friends and was a great cook. She enjoyed raising flowers, fishing and playing cards. She is survived by husband, John; one daughter, Kim Bruen and her husband David and their son, Daniel of Maple Grove; two sons, Richard and his wife Kris and their daughter Claire of St. Michael and Timothy and his wife Julie and their daughter, Amanda of Maple Grove; sisters Marion Johnson and her husband Harold H. of Milaca and Gladys Anderson of Milaca. and brother, Harold Nelson and his wife Patricia of Big Lake.

Pauline Czech
Funeral services fo Pauline Czech, 76, were held Wednesday, June 24 at the Estes Brook Free Church with the Rev. Wes Macy officiating. The pallbearers were Roger Brent, Leroy and Kyle Klumper, Don and John Czech. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery near Ogilvie. Arrangments were by the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home of Milaca. Pauline died Saturday, June 20, 1998 at the Foley Nursing Center. She was born on Nov. 24, 1921 to Reinder and Tyntjel Boersma near Pipestone, Minn. She grew up in the Pipestone area where she attended school. She married John Klumper on Dec. 27, 1939 in Pipestone. The couple moved to Kanabec County where they farmed north of Ogilvie until 1969 when they moved into town. John died in February of 1991. Jan. 18, 1995. Pauline married Dale Czech. They have resided at Oak Park. She was a Sunday School teacher and active in women's work at the Nazarene and Presbyterian churches in Mora. Pauline enjoyed vegetable gardening, playing the accordion for others at nursing homes and fishing. She is survived by husband Dale; sons, John Klumper of Napvine Wash., LeRoy and wife Phyllis of Big Lake and Roger and wife Vicki of Milaca; seven granchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; seven stepchildren, James Czech and wife Carol Jean of Tacoma, Wash., Roger Czech of Moose Lake, Donald Czech of Champlin, John Czech of St. Cloud, Karen Czech of Duluth, Donna Czech of Cancun, Mexico and Mike Czech of St. CLoud; and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by first husband, John; parents; one sister; one brother and a step-son.

Gerald Braaten
Gerald Clarence Braaten, 57, of Park Rapids, formerly of Onamia, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998 at his home. He was born July 29, 1941 in Starbuck to Clarence and Gladys (Aaberg) Braaten. It was in this same area that he began his formal education at the District 22 country school near his home. At the age of nine, Gerald moved with his family to the Onamia area where he attended the District 40 country school and later graduated from Onamia High School with the class of 1960. Following his graduation, Gerald ventured to Minneapolis where he gained employment with Jesco, Inc., doing commercial construction. He married Sharon Peach in 1963. They had two sons, Gerald Jr. and Randy. For many years, Gerald made his home on a farm south of Onamia and commuted each day to his job in the Twin Cities area. On July 19, 1980 Gerald married Jan Norris in Onamia. Gerald's life was further enriched by his two step-daughters, JoDee and Jill. In addition to their children, they opened up their home to 37 foster children during the course of their marriage. Gerald dedicated his life to his commercial construction career which spanned some 28 years and earned him a supervisory position. In 1988, Gerald and Jan purchased the Onamia Bakery which they owned and operated until 1993. In March of 1995, Gerald and Jan retired to the Park Rapids area where he enjoyed his retirement years by doing volunter work, transporting the elderly. Gerald was diagnosed with terminal cAncer in 1996 and waged a valiant battle against this disease. Gerald was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids and formerly was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Onamia. He was also a member of the Onamia Vets Club. He was an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt deer and fish salmon. He had a deep love for music and for 12 years was a member of "Country Drifters" country western band along with his brother, Larry. He is survived by his wife, Jan of Park Rapids; his two sons, Gerald Jr. and his wife Samantha of Zimmerman and Randy of Plymouth; his daughter, JoDee and her husband Rick Ales of Still water; four grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor, Shauna and Crystal; his mother, Gladys Braaten of Onamia; four brothers, Adlore (Mabel) Braaten of Fridley, Curtis (Hope) Braaten of Glen, Minn., Larry (Virginia) Braaten of Milaca and Dean (Carol) Braaten of Milaca; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Gerald was preceded in death by his father, Clarence in 1993; and a daughter, Jill in 1984. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Onamia with the Rev. Rich Fitzer officiating. The soloist was Jim Corrow and the organist was Eleanor Saupe. Active pallbearers were Del Cannon, Allen Cannon, Dale Wing, Don Roberds, Jerry Kresal and Kenneth Rick. The honorary pallbearers were his brothers, Adlore Braaten, Curtis Braaten, Larry Braaten and Dean Braaten. Burial was in the Braaten family plot at the Foster Cemetery near Cove. A service was held 7 p.m. Sunday at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home at Park Rapids with the Rev. Gene Broughton officiating. The organist was Lucy Onstad and the soloist was Karen Onstad. All arrangements provided by the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home of Park Rapids.

Andy Evensen
Funeral services for Andy Richard Evensen, 50, were held Sunday, Nov. 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca with the Rev. Gary Fehring and the Rev. Tom Sahlstrom officiating. Music was provided by Cheryl Bailey and Barb Nelson. The pallbearers were Bruce Eggen, Scott Packard, Jim Evensen, Kory Jorgensen and Terry, Jerry and Bill Hulsing. The honorary pallbearers were all of the Mille Lacs County Highway Department employees. Burial was at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Milaca. Arrangements were by the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home of Milaca. Mr. Evensen died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1948 to Andy and Vera (Oskey) Evensen in Milaca where he grew up and attended school. On Aug. 31, 1968 Andy married Mary Packard. They had two sons. The couple made their home near Milaca. Andy was employed by the Mille Lacs County Highway Department from 1966 until the present. He enjoyed his family, farming, yearly fishing trips to Canada with friends, hunting, traveling and Sunday coffee with Gearald and Mary. He is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Aaron of Coon Rapids and Mark of St. Michael; mother, Vera of Milaca; foster children, Joanette, Kayla, Amy, Jon, Theresa, Cassie and Dennis; four brothers, Dennis (Donna) of Baxter, Ronald (Virginia) of Coon Rapids, Arnold (Ardelle) of Oak Park and Roger (Janice) of Foreston; brother-in-law, Ken Jorgensen of Milaca; three special friends, Rich Alickson, Jim Kunza and Gearald Hulsing; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Andy; sister, Darlene; nephew, Michael Evensen; niece, Susan Evensen; and great-nephew, Trevor Traynor.

Sena Kamstra
Sena Kamstra, 95, of Milaca, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998 at the Elim Home in Milaca. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday, Dec. 3) at the Christian Reformed Church in Pease.

Janet Lindstrom
Funeral services for Janet Ann Lindstrom, 51, were held Monday, Nov. 30, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church near Princeton, with the Rev. Doris Weber officiating. Music was provided by Jean Jackson and Jennifer Foss. The pallbearers included Bob Daas, Scott Klimek, Bob Chinn, Bruce and Matthew Godfrey, Kevin Orf and James Simon. Burial was at the Sharon Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca. Janet died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. She was born Jan. 9, 1947 to Wilfed and Anna (Monn) Baierl in St. Paul, Minn. She grew up and attended schools in St. Paul, graduating from Johnson High School in 1965. Janet worked for the Minnesota State Tax Bureau from 1965 to 1967. She then began working for the U.S. Forest Service in St. Paul where she worked until 1972. Janet was married to Kenneth Lindstrom Aug. 4, 1972. They had two children. The couple made their home in St. Paul until 1974 at which time they moved to the Lindstrom family farm in Greenbush Township in Mille Lacs County. Throughout the years, Janet had worked for the Princeton School District and was currently an ESA at Princeton High School. Janet was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She was a member of the church council and was currently the treasurer of Greenbush Township. She enjoyed craft work of all types, gardening and reading. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; daughter, Julie of Ramsey; son, Travis of Milaca; mother, Anna Daas of St. Paul; four sisters, Barb (Pat) Daas of St. Paul, Jane (Dave) Klimek of St. Paul, Lea (Bruce) Godfrey of Woodbury and Lori (Bob) Chinn of St. Paul; brother, Ken (Linda) of Little Canada; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Wilfred, and step-father, Leander Daas.

Kenneth Snow
Funeral services for Kenneth Edward Snow, 63, were held Monday, Nov. 30, at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston with the Rev. James Cashman officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in Milaca. The pallbearers were Paul, Brian, and Nicholas Snow, Kyle Thompson, Cory Smith and Karl Muller. Arrangements were with the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca. Mr. Snow died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998 at the Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. He was born July 11, 1935 to William and Mabel (Boehm) Snow in Long Siding. He moved with his family to the Foley area where he attended country school. He married Laverne Belair March 26, 1955 in Princeton. The couple resided in Anoka and later moved to Foreston where they farmed. They resided in Milaca a short time and then moved to Warba where they owned and operated the Warba Gas and Oil and also the Johnson Motel. They moved to Pine Center in May of 1998. Kenneth enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, playing horseshoe and cutting wood. He is survived by his wife, Laverne; five children, Patty Snow and her children, Cory, Andy, Jamie and Heidi of Brainerd, Brian and wife Shelly and their daughter Alexa of Minnetonka, Debbie Thompson and husband David and their children, Kyle, Keith and Kent of Princeton, Paul and wife Martina of Germany and Joe and his daughter, Holly of Princeton; father, William Snow; 12 brothers and sisters, Marvin Snow of Princeton, Ronald Snow of Little Falls, Donna johnson of Onamia, Arlis Hugg of Foreston, Raymond Snow of Chicago, Ill., Janice Foreman of Coon Rapids, Joyce Daudt of Princeton, Louella Beach of Naples, Fla., Eldred Snow, Albert Snow of Princeton, Stanley Snow of Wisconsin and Connie Gustafson of Sauk Rapids. He was preceded in death by his mother and a son, Stephen.

Della Vangen
Della E. Vangen, 96, of Cambridge, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 30, at the Cambridge Funeral Home - Strike Chapel. Burial was at Wendell Hill Cemetery at rural Milaca.

Bradford Bonkowske
Funeral services for Bradford Harold Bonkowske, 18, were held Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Princeton with the Rev. Bill Hugo officiating. Music was provided by organist Janice Lueck and soloist Brenda Hugo. Pallbearers were Brian Bonkowske, Erik Orton, Jim Haubenschcild, Robert Bonkowske, Evan Orton and Ron Hamann. Honory pallbearers were Leonard and Gail Wacker, Dave and Barb Reuss, Jay and JoAnn Monson, Lee Lemke and Ramona Roberts. Burial was at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Princeton. Arrangements were by the Williams-Hanson-Kaun Funeral Home in Princeton. Brad died Friday Feb. 12, 1999 at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born Sept. 5, 1980 in Princeton to Roger and Marian (Olson) Bonkowske. He was raised on the family farm and baptized at Zion Lutheran Church. At age 3 1/2 he was injured in a farm accident and spent nearly three years in the hospital. At age six he moved to the home of Kathy and Steve Orton so he could receive full-time care. He was currently a junior at Milaca High School. Brad was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was a big Minnesota Vikings fan. He was a very special person as he touched, and will continue to touch, the lives of all who knew him. He is survived by his parents, Roger and Marian of Princeton; his brothers, Brian and Robert of Minneapolis; his foster parents, Steve and Kathy Orton of Milaca; his foster brothers, Erik Orton of St. Cloud, Evan Orton and Lee Lemke of Milaca; his grandmother, Dorothy Olson of St. James; his godparents, Ron and Linda Hamann and James and Connie Haubenschild; uncles, aunts, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Carl Olson; and his grandparents, Harold and Florence Bonkowske.

Marie Nyquist
Funeral services for Marie Elizabeth Nyquist, 78, were held Saturday, Feb. 13, at Zion Lutheran Church in Milaca with the Rev. James Swanson, the Rev. Jon Olson and the Rev. Tom Sahlstrom officiating. Music was provided by Dorothy Bruflodt and Ann Johnson. The pallbearers included Marie's nephews, Alan, Larry, Ronald, Wesley, Tim and Greg Carlson. The honorary pallbearers were the rest of Marie's nieces and nephews. Burial was at the Wendell Hill Cemetery near Milaca. Arrangements were by the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home of Milaca. Marie died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at Fairview Northland Regional Hospital in Princeton. She was born on March 9, 1920 to Axel V. and Anna (Orolin) Carlson in Bogus Brook Township in Mille Lacs County, Minn. She grew up in this area and attended District 28 country school through the eighth grade. Marie worked as a housekeeper for the Nyquist family before moving to Minneapolis. While in Minneapolis she worked at various jobs during the war. She was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Minnehaha Falls by the Rev. Conrad. Marie returned to Milaca and in September of 1947 she married Herbert Nyquist. The couple made their home on a farm in Bogus Brook Township where Marie helped with all of the daily chores. She also enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing and quilting. She is survived by three sisters, Gladys Martens of Bremerton, Wash., Pearl Carland and her husband G. Oliver of Brooklyn Center and Vivian Buffington of Princeton; two brothers, John Carlson and his wife Leona of Brook Park and Wayne Carlson and his wife Shirley of Cambridge; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert; brothers, Victor, Archie and Sonny; and a sister, Blanche.

Elvina Sjaaheim
Funeral services for Elvina E. Sjaaheim, 86, were held on Monday, April 5, at the First Baptist Church in Roseau, Minn., with the Rev. Kim Swenson officiating. Burial was at the Falun Cememtery. Helgeson Funeral Chapel of Roseau was in charge of arrangements. Elvina died Thursday, April 1, 1999 at the Elim Home in Princeton. She was born June 11, 1912 to Clara (Norberg) and Emil Herling at Falun Township where she grew up and attended school. On Nov. 12, 1937 she and Herbert Sjaaheim were married at Grand Forks, N.D. They lived and farmed in the Skime and Falum area and later moved to Wanaska for a few years until 1966 when Herbert died. At that time, Elvina moved to Roseau and worked at Polaris for several years and later worked at Barndt's Restaurant in the kitchen until her retirement in 1983. In 1997, she fell and broke her hip and later moved to the Elim Home in Princeton. She is survived by three sons, Orville (Sharon) Sjaaheim of Milaca, Gordon (Sharon) Sjaaheim of Brooklyn Center, and Wally (Mary) Sjaaheim of Thief River Falls; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Herling of Roseau and Selma Sjaaheim of Salem, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herbert in 1966; a daughter, Lenore; eight brothers and three sisters; and a daughter-in-law, Debbie.

Duaine 'Bud' Bemis
Funeral services for Duaine "Bud" Bemis will be held Saturday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Emily's Catholic Church in Emily, Minn. Mr. Bemis died Thursday, April 1, 1999 in Weslaco, Texas. He was 73.

Patricia Anderson
Patricia Anderson of Minneapolis and formerly of Milaca died Monday, April 19 in Minneapolis. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home.

Clinton Swanson
Clinton Swanson of Milaca, 77, died at his home in Milaca on Tuesday morning, April 20. Arrangements are with Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca.

Clinton Swanson
Funeral services for Clinton Swanson, 77, were held Saturday, April 24, at the Evangelical Free Church in Milaca with the Rev. Brent Carlson officiating. Pallbearers were Lowell Mycue, Bob Hines, Bob Porath, Roger Nutt, Gene Fransen, Duane McQuoid, Harold Jacobsen and Arnie Christenson. Burial was in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Milaca. Military honors were by Milaca area veterans. Music was provided by Donna Pearson and Dick Ahlberg. Arrangements were by the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca. Mr. Swanson died Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at his home in Milaca. He was born Jan. 9, 1922 in Foreston to Reuben and Viola (Anderson) Swanson. He attended county schools and grew up in the Foreston area. He bought and operated a milk route for a few years before entering the United States Army in which he served from April 1944 to May of 1946, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Clint served during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He married Elaine Swanson Oct. 4, 1946 at the Evangelical Free Church in Milaca. The couple has resided in Milaca all of their married life. Clint worked for Adkins Fuel and Gas Company and also operated a milk route before going into business with Lowell Mycue in over-the-road trucking for one year. In 1953 he started his own gas and fuel transport business, leasing to Dahlen Transport. He retired in 1981 and has enjoyed residing at his lake home on Mille Lacs and spending winters in Arizona. Clinton enjoyed deer hunting with family and friends, golfing, bowling and snowmobiling. He was active in the community as a member of the Golf Club, the Lions Club, where he was a past president, the Milaca American Legion Post as a past commander and also as a member of the Milaca Investment Club. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Marcia Monahan and husband Timothy of Naples, Italy; sons, Dick of Milaca and Terry and wife Dawn of St., Cloud; seven grandchildren, Breck, Kaylene and Peter Swanson, Nathaniel and Erin Monahan, Matthew and Mark Swanson; sister, Louise Schlueter of Hutchinson; and 19 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard; and a grandson, Brannan.

Mary Ella Wilken
Mary Ella Wilken, 81, of Onamia, died Sunday April 25, 1999 at the Mille Lacs Hospital in Onamia. Funeral services were scheduled Wednesday, April 28, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia with the Rev. Raymond Steffes officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Mary Ella was born July 1, 1917 in Princeton, to the late Frank and Margaret (Trabant) Albrecht. In 1921, the family moved to Mudgett Township in Mille Lacs County where she attended country school District 19. She married J. Ross Wilken Oct. 15, 1921 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Onamia. The couple farmed in Dailey Township, south of Onamia. She also worked at Cohen-Fellman coat manufacturing for several years. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. Mary was also a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and a member of the St. Anne's Society. She is survived by son, Bob and wife Ann Wilken of Onamia; brother, Joseph Albrecht of Onamia; two grandchildren, Kevin Wilken of Onamia and Tim and wife Dina Tabbert of Pequot Lakes; great-grandchild, Lexi Jo Tabbert; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Wilken in 1972; daughter, Diane Tabbert and son-in-law, Bill Tabbert; parents, Frank and Margaret Albrecht; infant brother, Andrew Albrecht; and sisters, Agnes Albrecht, Gertrude Beck and Ruth Lueck. Arrangements were by the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Onamia.

Patricia Anderson
Funeral services for Patricia Anderson, 68, were held Thursday, April 22, at the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca with the Rev. Tom Sahlstrom officiating. Burial was in the Forest Hill Cemetery. Patricia died Monday, April 19, 1999 at her home in Minnea-polis. She was born March 26, 1931 in Sioux Falls, S. D., to James and Gladys (Speers) Jones. She moved to the Milaca area and attended school there, graduating from high school in 1948. She married Paul Anderson Aug. 1, 1948 in Milaca. They resided in Minneapolis where they raised four children. Patricia was divorced and has resided in Minneapolis where she enjoyed the culture and the city life. She enjoyed the museums, fine restaurants, parks and biking the city trails. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, needle point and other handiwork. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen Christensen of Silver Lake and Diane Anderson of Minneapolis; sons, Mark and wife Julie of Houston, Texas, and Mike and wife, Robyn of Anoka; seven grandchildren; sister, Marianne Kruger of Coon Rapids; brother, Earl Anderson and wife Elaine of Brooklyn Center; and father, Lloyd Anderson of Princeton. She was preceded in death by her mother.

William Rother
William Jay Rother, 35, formerly of Backus, died suddenly April 13 in Istanbul, Turkey, where he had been working as a teacher for the past several years. Funeral services were held Friday, April 23 at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel in Robbinsdale. William was born Jan. 24, 1964 in Robbinsdale to Janet (Robinson) and David Rother. He was a graduate of Backus High School and St. Cloud State with a bachelor of science in mathematics. He joined the Army in the spring of 1982 and was active in the Army National Guard and Army rotc program throughout his education. He was preceded in death by his fiancee, Tolay Pelit; and grandparents, Helen Louise and George Wilson Robinson and Olive and Theodore Rother. He is survived by his mother, Janet Bea Rother of New Hope; father, David William (Frances) Rother; siblings David Mark, Linda Louise of Milaca, Daniel James of Minneapolis, Michael Howard Rother of Oklahoma and Wilton Cruz; niece, Brittney Louise, and aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous other relatives and friends from here and abroad.


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