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Herbert D. Jackson
Herbert D. Jackson, 63, of 1614 Iowa Ave., died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Miller-Dwan Medical Center, Duluth; the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Downs Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Helen L. Johnson
Helen L. Johnson, 83, of Superior, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Southdale Health Care Services in Superior; the funeral will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Port Wing; visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church; arrangements are by the Frost Home for Funerals, Ashland.

George Modrich
George Modrich, 77, of Oliver, died Thursday, Dec. 31 at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Superior; the funeral will be held at 12 noon at the Lenroot-Maetzold funeral Home where visitation will take place one hour prior to the services.

Evelyn G. Nozal
Evelyn G. Nozal, 79, Cornucopia, died Thursday, Dec. 31, at Northern Lights Manor Nursing Home in Washburn; the funeral will be held at 11 a.m., Monday at the Bratley Funeral home in Washburn where visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.

Allan S. Pearson
Allan S. Pearson, 87, 2611 N. 28th St., died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior; arrangements are pending with Downs Funeral Home.

Grace H. Quinn
Grace H. Quinn, Pittsford, N.Y., formerly a longtime Superior resident, died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, in Pittsford; a memorial Mass will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church in Pittsford on Saturday; another memorial mass will be held in Superior on Friday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. in Cathedral of Christ the King; arrangements are being handled by the Zornow Funeral Home in Pittsford.

Margaret C. Ryan
Margaret C. Ryan, 90, of Rice Lake, died Thursday, Dec. 31, at Heritage manor Nursing Home in Rice Lake. It was Margaret’s request before her death that there be no visitation or funeral service, and any memorials in her remembrance be given to the Friends of the Library and be sent in care of the Jarocki Funeral Home in Rice Lake.

Paul W. Nord
Paul W. Nord, 38, of 2226 South 23rd Street, Manitowoc, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at his residence. The funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service was the Rev. Robert Simensen, with cremation following. Nord was born Jan. 18, 1960, in Superior, the son of Albert and Elsa Reimikaimen Nord. He was employed by Manitowoc Grey Iron Foundry as a maintenance engineer. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer who loved the outdoors. Survivors include two daughters, Jessica and Stacy Nord, Manitowoc; mother of the children, Vicki Nord, Manitowoc; special friend Jannine Loritz, Manitowoc; his parents, Albert and Elsa Nord, Superior; three brothers, Albert (Lynne) Nord Jr., Superior, David (Dana) Nord, Warrens, Wis., Tom (Barb) Nord, St. Paul, Minn.; four sisters, Karen (Jack) Rokser, Chippewa Falls, Sherry (Jeff) Rasmussen, Waukesha, Anita (Bill) Maki, Superior, and Janice Nord, Superior; and nieces and nephews, Phillip and Daniel Rokser, Erick and Nova Nord, Jennifer and Joe Maki and Sam Nord.

Marie Coquillette
Marie Coquillette, 73, a well-known resident of Spooner, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, at Spooner Health System. She was born June 14, 1925, to Glen and Ruth (Koeppe) Coquillette in Spooner, where she lived most of her life. She was a 1942 graduate of Spooner High School. She lived in Spooner her entire life with the exception of three years in which she resided in Milwaukee during the middle 1940s. She was employed by the First Agency for over 40 years, retiring in 1990. She enjoyed traveling both stateside and abroad. Coquillette was Spooner's official "Santa Claus" for 45 years and appeared at public celebrations and also at private homes every Christmas Eve. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Spooner, and its Sarah Circle. She was a charter member of the local TOPS Chapter and was serving as secretary/treasurer of the Spooner High School Class of 1942. She was the current Spooner correspondent for “The Spooner Advocate” and was active with the Ceska Opera Foundation at Haugen. She had served as chairperson of the former Washburn County Mental Health Association and supported many other civic and community functions. She was honored as Spooner's Citizen of the Year in 1991. She is survived by her brother, Richard (Susan) Coquillette of Spooner, and by aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Eugene. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Spooner, with the Rev. Donald J. Gribble as officiant. A eulogy will be given by Sandy Cariolano. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from noon until the time of service. Private interment took place in the Spooner Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Spooner, the Ceska Opera Foundation or the Friends of the Spooner Library are preferred. Arrangements are bring handled by Scalzo Funeral Home, Spooner.

Alma Clough
Alma Clough, 103, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Superior. She was born to Knute and Elna Lidstrom on May 18, 1895, near Detroit Lakes, Minn., and formerly resided at Ridgewood, Minn. She and her late husband Charles had lived in the Superior area since 1918, and operated a bath house and later the Ramble Inn at Amnicon Lake for a number of years. She was a member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church, the Gladiolus Garden Club and Superior Chapter #252, Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mildred Gray; a brother, Duane Lidstrom; and her husband, Charles, who died in 1967. Survivors include a son, Donovan (Wandy) Clough of St. Cloud, Minn.; a daughter, Dorothy Harbour of Duluth; four grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchiIdren. The funeral will be on Tuesday at Thompson-Hegstrom Funeral Home, where visitation will be from noon until the 1 p.m. service. The Rev. H. Duane Aslyn and the Rev. Amy Hunt of the Presbyterian Pioneer Parish will co-officiate, with interment to take place in the Sunrise Memorial Cemetery in Duluth.

Allan S. Pearson
Allan S. Pearson, 87, of 2611 N. 28th St., died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at St. Mary’s Hospital of Superior. He was born Feb. 1, 1911, in Duluth, and was a longtime Superior resident. He served in the U.S. Army band for three years at Fort Snelling and in Hawaii, where he was an accomplished saxophonist. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in France. Pearson was a life member of Henry S. Blomberg VFW Post No. 847 and was a past member of the Musicians Union. He was employed for 22 years by the former Great Northern Railroad as a pipefitter and then as a custodian for General Services Administration at the Superior Post Office, retiring in 1972 after many years of service. Surviving are his wife, Elsie G.; a son, Fred (Lynn) Pearson, Superior; two sisters, Ada Zimski and Lillian Brown, both of Superior; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a twin brother, Louis Jr.; a sister, Svea Cooper; and one granddaughter, Cory Root. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. Tuesday until the 1:30 p.m. funeral at Downs Funeral Home. The Rev. Dale Hanaman and Mike Coyle will co-officiate. Interment will be in the family lot in Graceland Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Henry S. Blomberg VFW Post No. 847. Pallbearers will be Lenny Rouse, Benji Pearson, Jeff Rasmussen, Butch DeMeyer, Dan Connolly and Alex Kotter Jr.

Patricia L. Post
Patricia L. Post, 58, of Bayfield, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at her home in Bayfield of cancer. She was born Oct. 3, 1940, in Marshall, Minn., the daughter of Dorence L. and Laurena G. (Grippentrog) Ryan. In her early years she worked for Trans World Airlines in Chicago, Ill. She then worked for the Honeywell Corporation in Minneapolis, where she met and married John Post on Sept. 19, 1964. The family lived in Spooner and moved twice to Juneau, Alaska, where Mrs. Post took care of the family and worked in the library for Juneau Schools. After moving to Stillwater, Minn., she owned and operated the She Shoppe and worked in sales and customer service at The Gallery and Herberger’s Department Store. Moving to Bayfield in 1991, she assisted her husband, John, of Apostle Islands Realty. She was a Wisconsin Realtor who provided personal assistance and did appraisal work. She was always active in church work and was a member of Holy Family Church in Bayfield where she helped in fund-raising. She assisted in the work of the library and Bayfield Heritage Association. She loved to read, cook and sew. Surviving are her husband John; her mother, Laurena Ryan of Glencoe, Minn.; three sons, Edmund Post, Stillwater, Minn., Joel Post, Bayfield, and Jerold (Cate) Post, Duluth; two daughters, Beth (Brandon) Olson, Duluth, and Margaret Post, St. Paul; two grandchildren, Tyler and Madeline Olson; one brother, Michael Ryan, Hopkins, Minn.; a sister, Margaret (Jerome) Style of Glencoe; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Dorence, and one sister, Ardith Larson. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Bayfield, where visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Brennan Schmieg will officiate. A committal service will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Francis Cemetery, Superior, with The Rev. James Tobolski officiating. Schafer-Mountain Funeral Home in Bayfield is in charge of arrangements. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Holy Family Catholic School of Bayfield or the American Cancer Society.

Frank Baillie
Frank Baillie, 78, of Superior, died Monday night, Dec. 28, 1998, at St. Francis Home in the Park. He was born on Oct. 23, 1920, to Frank and Anna Baillie in Superior. He worked as an electrician prior to World War II for American Ship Building Company in Cleveland, Ohio. During the war, he served in the U.S. Army. After the war he moved back to Superior where he worked at Fraser Shipyards for 10 years and then as a bartender at the Lafayette Hotel and the Palace Bar for 15 years. His hobbies included vegetable gardening, fishing, hunting, sports and playing cards. He was a member of the Eagles, the Old Gang Club, and the VFW Henry S. Blomberg Post # 847. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Clyde. No services are scheduled. Burial will be at the Veterans Park in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by Thompson-Hegstrom Funeral Home.

Robert C. “Bob” Hall
Robert C. “Bob” Hall, 71, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Superior, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999. He was employed as a meatcutter from 1949 to 1970. In 1970, he was elected secretary-treasurer of the Meatcutters Union Local #12, a post to which he was repeatedly re-elected until his retirement in 1988. Hall served on the Labor Temple Board in Superior, was a Boy Scout troop leader for many years, and was instrumental in creating the Dukes Little League team of South Superior. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, June; his five children, Dennis (Connie) Hall of Superior, Sharon (Robert) Doane of Brandon, Fla., Carol (Larry) Crino of Woodland Hills, Calif., and David Hall and Diane (John) Swartz, both of Tucson; a sister, Kathleen Hall of Superior; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be on Jan. 16 in Tucson.

Marvin J. Crowley
Marvin J. Crowley, 79, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Superior, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999. Crowley had a colorful history in Superior as both a player and a coach having been at the helm when two state football titles were captured by his Superior Central High School teams in 1958 and 1964. His teams were undefeated in 1957, 1958 and 1964. He was born in Michigan and moved to Superior as a young man. He played fullback for Central High on the Twin Ports championship teams in 1936 and 1937. He also played quarterback for Superior State College from 1939-41. He graduated from Superior State with a bachelor’s degree and went on to earn his master’s degree. He was in the Superior school system as teacher, coach, athletic director and vice principal for a total of 39 years. He was inducted into the Superior Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. Crowley spent four years in the Navy and served in World War II. He served 28 years with the Wisconsin National Guard having retired as a major. He is survived by his wife, Delores, one son, Tim (Lynn) and three grandchildren.

Franklin R. Basina
Franklin R. Basina, 84, of Red Cliff, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center, Ashland. He was born June 25, 1914, in Red Cliff, the son of Frank and Theresa Agnes (Soulier) Basina. He was a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas and the St. Francis Catholic Church in Red Cliff, where he attended and graduated from the St. Francis Catholic School. He married Margaret E. Petite June 11, 1934, in Red Cliff. He was employed as a commercial fisherman, woodsman, trapper and as a head cook at a logging camp for many years. He also worked at a bird farm on Madeline Island and at the CC camps for several years. Basina enjoyed Native American crafts and had expertise in LaCrosse making and smoking fish. He also enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing, camping for blueberries, cribbage, baseball, square dance calling, playing LaCrosse, baking, and cooking. He is survived by five sons, Donald Basina, William (Rosemary) Basina and Roger (Violet) Basina, all of Red Cliff, Jerome (Sumiko) Basina, Oceanside, Calif., and Lonnie Basina, Las Vegas, Nevada; three daughters, Janice (Jose) Sandoval, Milwaukee, Marlene Bolderoff, Red Cliff, and Elizabeth "Betsy" Hudson, Red Cliff; one sister, Josephine Basina, Lake Linden, Mich.; special young friend Thirza Defoe, who considered him a grandpa; 11 granddaughters; 12 grandsons; numerous great-grandchildren, as well as Andrea, Samantha and Digger Dawn; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret E., on Aug. 27, 1992; four sons; two daughters; seven brothers; and nine sisters. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church, Red Cliff, with the Rev. Brennan Schmieg, OFM, officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Francis Cemetery, Red Cliff. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. on Friday, with a 6 p.m. prayer service, at the Red Cliff Elderly Center. Arrangements are by Bratley Funeral Home, Washburn.

Anthony Joseph Godzik
Anthony Joseph Godzik, 81, died at his home in Levering, Mich., on Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999. The son of John and Teodora (Zomska) Godzik, he was born in Pellston, Mich., on April 29, 1917. He and the former Stella Wojciechowski of Superior were married on Dec. 30, 1940. While he was home from World War II, where he was in the service with the Merchant Marines in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, they were married at the former St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Superior. He was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He also had a woodworking shop that he had started after his retirement. He made a lot of wood crafts for many local stores in northern lower Michigan. He always wanted to keep busy, and did not let his age keep him from exercising everyday or from visiting his brothers, sisters and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella, on May 31, 1992, and his eldest son, Anthony Jr., who died just before his first birthday. He is survived by eight children: Geraldine (Jim) Dorris of St. Clair, Mich., Anthony (Barbara) of Frasier, Mich., Margaret of Dearborn, Mich., Dennis (Sue) of Mackinaw, Mich., Jean (Wes) Cytacki of Walloon, Mich., Diana (Tom) Scibior of Petoskey, Mich., and James (Debra) of Levering, and John (Judith) of Petoskey; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Cross Village, Mich. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey, where a rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Lyle Mansefield Downey
Lyle Mansefield Downey, 84, of 6275 S. Darrow Road, died on Monday evening, Jan. 4, 1999. He was born on May 22, 1914, to Henry David and Susan Marianne Downey at Eveleth, Minn. He moved to the Pattison Park area with his parents in the early 1930s and began farming with his brother Roy in 1937. Downey entered the U.S. military in 1942 and was stationed at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida where he served as a aerial torpedo technician until November 1945. He was very active with the Tri-State Fair and had served for approximately 50 years on the Tri-State Fair Board. He and his brother Roy were active with the fair and showed registered Brown Swiss cattle. In 1951 he became a field man for Twin Ports Dairy and the former AMPI. He served on the Selective Service Board from 1946 until it closed. He served as a 4-H leader for many years. Downey was an honorary member of the Future Farmers of America, a member of the Farmers Union, Douglas County Saddle Club, Brown Swiss Breeders Association, Wisconsin Bee Keepers Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. He was a charter member of the Pattison Park Lions Club and had received the Melvin Jones Award for outstanding Lionism. A lifetime member of the United Commercial Travelers’ Superior Council #333, he was also a longtime member of the Darrow Road Wesleyan Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Roy, who died in 1977. Survivors include two sisters, Ardyce Fern (Clarence) Hagolin of Cloquet, Minn., and Delphine Loraine (Lloyd) Sears of Superior; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Thompson-Hegstrom Funeral Home, where a remembrance service will be at 7 p.m. Visitation continues on Thursday at Darrow Road Wesleyan Church from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral with Lee Downey officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery.

Joseph F. Parzych
Joseph F. Parzych, 80, Superior, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, in his residence. He was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Superior, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. Surviving are a brother, Bernard Parzych, Superior; a sister-in-law, Isabella R. Parzych, Superior; and nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be conducted at a later date in Veterans Memorial Park, Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Downs Funeral Home.

Lyle Mansefield Downey
Lyle Mansefield Downey, 84, of 6275 S. Darrow Road, died Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. He was born on May 22, 1914, to Henry David and Susan Marianne Downey in Eveleth, Minn. He moved to the Pattison Park area with his parents in the early 1930s and began farming with his brother Roy in 1937. He entered the U.S. military in 1942 and was stationed at Elgin Air Force Base in Florida where he served as a aerial torpedo technician until November of 1945. He was very active with the Tri-State Fair and had served for approximately 50 years on the Tri-State Fair Board. He and his brother Roy were active with the fair and showed registered Brown Swiss cattle. In 1951 he became a field man for Twin Ports Dairy and the former AMPI. He served on the Selective Service Board from 1946 until it closed. He served as a 4-H leader for many years. Downey was an honorary member of the Future Farmers of America, a member of the Farmers Union, Douglas County Saddle Club, Brown Swiss Breeders Association, Wisconsin Bee Keepers Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. He was a charter member of the Pattison Park Lions Club and had received the Melvin Jones Award for outstanding Lionism. A lifetime member of the United Commercial Travelers’ Superior Council #333, he was also a longtime member of the Darrow Road Wesleyan Church. Survivors include two sisters, Ardyce Fern (Clarence) Haglin of Cloquet, Minn., and Delphine Loraine (Lloyd) Sears of Superior; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Roy who died in 1977. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Thompson-Hegstrom Funeral Home where a remembrance service will be at 7 p.m. Visitation continues on Thursday at Darrow Road Wesleyan Church from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral with Lee Downey officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Ben Downey, Jeff Haglin, Casey Sears, Ryan Sears, Johannah Shall and Lucas Shall.

Arthur Joseph Zimney
Arthur Joseph Zimney, 86, of Hayward, died Friday, Jan. 1, 1999, at the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 6, 1912 in Chicago, Ill., the son of James and Mary (Vydra) Zimney. He graduated from Morton High School in Cicero, Ill., and worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps and on the Great Lakes as a deck hand. He was joined in marriage to Mary Shore on Oct. 2, 1937, in Chicago. Later he worked for Western Electric, Presto, Omni Labs and Honeywell, where he was a draftsman. He also worked as a mapper for Sawyer County, retiring in 1974. He is survived by one son, Jack (Carol) Zimney, Janesville; three daughters, Arlene (Vernon) Isham and Mary (Pat) Trepanier, both of Hayward, and Sally (David) Saalasti, Seeley; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, his parents and one brother, James Zimney. The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Anderson-Nathan Funeral Home, Hayward, where visitation was from noon until the service. The Rev. Timothy Anderson officiated, with interment in the Seeley Riverside Cemetery in Seeley. Honorary bearers were Jason Peterson, Chris Saalasti, Jeffrey Saalasti, Bill Trepanier, Troy Trepanier and Scott Zimney. Casketbearers were Joel Galvin, Joe Isham, Lawrence Isham, Paul Trepanier, Bill Zimney and Noel Zimney.

John N. Sznaider
John N. Sznaider, 94, of Grants Pass, Ore., died Monday, Dec. 28, 1998, at Madison Foster House in Madras, Ore. Sznaider was born on April 15, 1904, in Superior. He worked at General Motors in Detroit, Mich., as an inspector and for Rheems in Downey, Calif., also as an inspector. He lived in Grants Pass from 1989 to 1998. His hobbies included shuffleboard, bowling, playing cards and bicycle riding. He is survived by a daughter, Dee Sinnaeve of Grants Pass; three brothers, Isadore Sznaider, Brule, Anthony Sznaider of Warren, Mich., and Felix Sznaider, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dicy, in 1985; a daughter, Beverly; his parents, Albert and Salomea Sznaider, four brothers, Francis, Raymond, Bernard and Edward; and three sisters, Cecelia, Rose and Lucille. Cremation will be in Bend, Ore., and there will be a memorial service at St. Michael's Church in Iron River, Wis., in the summer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison House, 715 S.W. Madison St., Madras, OR 97741. Deschutes Memorial Funeral Home in Bend is in charge of arrangements.

Lilyan O. Hagberg
Lilyan O. Hagberg, 79, of 5928 Ogden Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, in Villa-Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness. She was born April 26, 1919, in Zim, Minn., and was a resident of South Superior since 1936. She married Donald E. Hagberg on Sept. 3, 1936. She was a longtime member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Navy Mothers Club, Golden Arrow Travel Club and the Burlington Northern Retirement Club Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Donald E.; two daughters, Donna M. (Raymond) Lundgren, Stillwater, Minn., and Marsha J. Russ, Superior; a son, Russell F. (Carolyn) Hagberg, Wascott; one sister, Mitzi McDowell, Duluth; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas, William, Ray and Arvo Rekola; four sisters, Helen Anderson Bibeau, Eleanore Rekola, Ann Torrence and Audrey Krueger; and a great-grandson, Andy Hagberg. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Friday at Downs Funeral Home and resumes Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral. The Rev. Richard Peterson will officiate, with interment to be in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Brian and Wes Hagberg, Renee and Jodi Lundgren, Paul Russ and Amy Halvorson.

Muriel (Cole) Wickell
Muriel (Cole) Wickell, Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Superior, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998 in Anaheim. She was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Superior. Surviving are her husband, Gene; three daughters and four sons in Anaheim and another daughter, Betty Schold, in Minneapolis; two brothers, George Cole and Robert Cole; five sisters, Delores Earhart, Bonnie O’Leary, Marlene Rivord, Pat Flowers and Carol Lambert; and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Esther Cole, and Shirley Bick, Joyce Smith and Nan Parenteau.

Meredith Stack Nelson
Meredith Stack Nelson, 97, died on Monday, Jan. 4, 1999, in Mesa, Ariz. She was a former resident of Bloomington, Minn., and Superior. She was born Dec. 13, 1901, in Superior, the daughter of Edward and Minnie Stack. She attended Superior Normal College, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in home economics, and graduated from the Prince School of Education of Simmons College in Boston. She married Henry Nelson on Jan. 2, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother, Donald. Before returning to Superior in 1944, she had been employed in personnel work in Boston and New York City. In Superior she was a member of the former Central United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and the Girl Scout Council. She is survived by a daughter, Meredith Nelson, Mesa; a son, Peter (Chris) Nelson of Waupaca; grandchildren, James (Laura) Nelson, Wauwatosa and Kathryn (Wayne Thompson) Nelson, Waupaca; great-grandchildren, Peter and Lowell Thompson, Courtney and Erik Nelson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Richfield United Methodist Church, 59th St and Lyndale Ave. So., Minneapolis. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. Arrangements are being handled by the Morris Nilsen Chapel, 6527 Portland Ave., Richfield, Minn.

Orrin “Toge” Thompson
Orrin “Toge” Thompson, 73, a well-known resident of the town of Spooner, was pronounced death Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999, at the Spooner Health System. He was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Morris, Wis., to Orrin M. and Alta (Turner) Thompson. He attended Spooner schools and was a 1943 graduate of Spooner High School. He served with the Army Air Force during World War II and with the Wisconsin National Guard following the war. After the war he resided in Kearney, Neb., until returning to Spooner, where he owned and operated a milk route. On April 9, 1976, he was united in marriage to Betty Bennett at Spooner, where they resided, with the exception of 1982-86, when they lived in Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by a daughter, Toni Andrews, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, Tim (Sherry) of Fairbanks, Alaska and Tom (Barb) of Las Vegas, Nevada; two stepdaughters, Sue (Al) McFarlane, Spooner, and Marsha (Tim) Rang, Ironwood, Mich.; three stepsons, John (Linda) Bennett, East Lyme, Conn., Greg (Marcy) Bennett, Portage, Ind., and Bill (Rande) Bennett, Groton, Conn.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Gene (Avis) of Spooner; one sister, Genevieve Thompson, Menomonie; three nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, LaVerne “Red” Thompson. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Scalzo Funeral Home, Spooner, with the Rev. Donald J. Gribble officiating. Spring interment with military rites will take place at Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

Lilyan O. Hagberg
Lilyan O. Hagberg, 79, of 5928 Ogden Ave., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1999 in Villa-Marina Health and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness. She was born April 26, 1919, in Zim, Minn., and was a resident of South Superior since 1936. She married Donald E. Hagberg on Sept. 3, 1936. She was a longtime member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Navy Mothers Club, Golden Arrow Travel Club and the Burlington Northern Retirement Club Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, Donald E.; two daughters, Donna M. (Raymond) Lundgren, Stillwater, Minn., and Marsha J. (James) Russ, Superior; a son, Russell F. (Carolyn) Hagberg, Wascott; one sister, Mitzi McDowell, Duluth; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas, William, Ray and Arvo Rekola; four sisters, Helen Anderson Bibeau, Eleanore Rekola, Ann Torrence and Audrey Krueger; and a great-grandson, Andy Hagberg. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Friday at Downs Funeral Home and resumes Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral. The Rev. Richard Peterson will officiate, with interment to be in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandchildren, Brian and Wes Hagberg, Renee and Jodi Lundgren, Paul Russ and Amy Halvorson.


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