Our Obituaries

Marlene C. Pratley

March 11, 1941 - April 21, 2017

3/11/1941 ~ 4/21/2017Age 76 of RamseyAfter a courageous battle with Huntington's Disease. She is preceded in death by parents and a sister. She is survived by husband of 57 years, Charles; sons, Kenneth (Marsha Hiskey) and Thomas; a brother and a sister; good friend, Jo Ann Martin. Funeral service 11AM Wed. 4/26/17 at Lord of Life Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd NW, Ramsey. Visitation 5-8PM Tues....
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Fred J. Zurn

September 13, 1921 - April 1, 2017

Fred J. Zurn Jr. Lifelong resident of Anoka Passed away April 1, 2017 Preceded in death by his Wife, Susan Zurn Survived by his Daughter, Julie Moon Fred served in the U.S. Army during WWII, receiving two Bronze Star medals. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was involved in the Halloween parade. ~Private Graveside Service with Military Honors~ was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. ...
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James D. Owens

May 30, 1940 - March 23, 2017

Owens, James D., Sr. age 76 of Anoka, Minnesota.Preceded in death by parents, John and Isabelle; brother, Harold.Survived by wife of 46 years, Marian; children, James Jr., Steve (Anna), Renee Santoro (Alan); grandchildren, Callidus, Alexander, Bonavita; siblings, Tommy, Bobby, Faye, Debra, Mike; other relatives and friends.Mass of Christian Burial, 10 AM Monday March 27, 2017, St. Stephen's...
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Wayne R. Swenson

December 30, 1930 - March 20, 2017

Wayne R. SwensonBorn December 30, 1930 in Fulton, South Dakota. Passed away March 20, 2017 in Anoka, Minnesota. He is preceded in death by Parents, Joseph and Elizabeth and Five Siblings. He is survived by Loving Wife of 58 years, Evangeline "Vangie"; Children, Cheryl Glass and Mike (Cheryl); Grandchildren, Andy (Shea) Glass, Jessie (Zach) Owings, Kenzi, Laura, Jack, Ben; Great...
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Lawrence B. Shaw

December 29, 1932 - March 16, 2017

Lawrence Shaw, of Anoka, MinnesotaOn March 16, 2017 at age 84. He was preceded by his Parents, Burton and Ivy; Brother, Norman Shaw. He is survived by his Wife, Hazel; Children Richard, Steven (JoAnn), and Linda; Two Granddaughters; One Step-granddaughter; Six Great-granddaughters; Sister, Eleanor.~Funeral Service~Gearhart Funeral Home, 552 East River Rd, Anoka, Minnesota March 21, 2017 at 11:00...
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Myron H. Johnson

March 26, 1939 - March 12, 2017

Johnson, Myron H.Age 77 of Coon Rapids, passed peacefully on March 12, 2017 with his family at his side. Survived by loving Wife of 53 years, Nancy; Children, Debbie Cullen, Doug (Marie), Denise Henderson (Kenneth) and Diana; Grandchildren, Jonah, Molly, Sam, Alex, Andrew, Robert Jr., Jacob and Hannah; Brother, Delair; Loving Relatives and Friends. ~Visitation~ 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, Thursday, March 16...
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Joyce H. Nohr

June 3, 1930 - March 4, 2017

Joyce H. Nohr Age 86, of Coon Rapids Passed away March 4, 2017Preceded in death by her sons, Lee and Joel; daughter, Valerie Steinberg; granddaughter, Shawna Nohr. Survived by her husband of 64 years, LeRoy Nohr; children, ReNee Barthel, Pam (Al) Hathaway, Steve (Cheryl) Nohr, Cheryl (Greg) Emerson, Brenda Nohr, Brian Nohr; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; ~Funeral Service~ 1:00 pm...
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David R. Lindberg

January 28, 1961 - March 2, 2017

David R. LindbergAge 56 of Anoka, passed away on March 2, 2017.He was preceded in death by his Parents, Reynold and Carol Lindberg; Brother, JeffreyDavid is survived by his Son, Noah (and His Mother, Darla Tallman); Uncle Richard (Lena) Schlavin; Relatives and Friends. ~Memorial Gathering~ 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Gearhart Anoka Chapel, 552 East River Rd., Anoka,...
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Nancy M. Dunning

December 3, 1954 - February 12, 2017

Nancy (Knotz) DunningDied on Feb, 12, 2017 at the age of 62, after a short and ferocious battle with cancer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernie and Tillie Knotz; brothers Jerry Knotz and Bob Knotz, parents-in-law, Myrle and Marvel Dunning. Nancy is survived by her husband, Brian; daughter, Nickie (Colin) Stephenson; son, Ben (Tina) Makowski; grandchildren, Oscar, Wyatt, Tessa and...
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Irene Louise Orr

April 14, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Orr, Irene Louise (Foster) 90, of Coon Rapids, MN, formerly of Alva, FL, passed away and into the arms of Jesus on February 8, 2017 at J.A.Wedum Residential Hospice after a 2 year valiant battle with non-small cell lung cancer. She was preceded in death by parents, Melville and Irene Foster; brothers, Douglas and Eugene; and spouses, Kenneth Johnson, Leroy Knorr and Ed Orr. Irene was born April...
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Rose Viktoriya Montik

February 3, 2017 - February 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, Anoka, MN.
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Sherry Neros

October 11, 1947 - January 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, Anoka, MN.
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Marie L. Gillman

March 19, 1930 - January 25, 2017

Marie Gillman, 86, of Ramsey, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy; daughter, Janice; two brothers; and one sister.Marie is survived by her children, Larry (Tammie) Gillman, Joe (Michelle) Gillman, and Lori (John) Zacrep; granddaughter, Carly; sister, Helen; other family and friends.~Funeral Service~ Monday,...
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Gladys D. Sroga

July 4, 1921 - January 14, 2017

Sroga, Gladys D.Age 95 of Anoka, passed away 1/14/2017. Survived by daughters, Donna (Buzz) Bickford and Becky Kamin; sons, Wayne (Debbie) West, Steve (Rhondi) West, Curtis (Susan) West and Mike (Joanne) Sroga; grandchildren, Rhonda (Ken) Sonnenfeld, Rick (Denise) Bickford, Jeff (Michelle) Bickford, Michael West, Jessica West, Chelsea West, Chase West, Brandy (Chuck) Coons, Amanda (Joel) Clausen;...
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Wanda F. Penrod

October 26, 1932 - December 20, 2016

Penrod, Wanda age 84, of Anoka, Minnesota, formerly of New Ulm and Edina, Minnesota.Born in New Albany, Indiana on October 26, 1932. Longtime resident of New Ulm, Minnesota. Wanda served on the ISD #88 school board there and was involved in many school and community activities. She was active as a realtor for over 20 years. Wanda enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and traveling. The focus of...
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Bernard Martin Knotz

May 21, 1923 - December 19, 2016

KNOTZ, Bernard Martin, 93 Died December 19, 2016, Blaine MinnesotaPreceded in death by his Wives Tillie (Mother of his 7 children) Jean (Sartell) and Florance (Knotz); Sons Jerry and Bob; Grandsons Michael and Daniel. Survived by Sons, Tom (Pam), Jim (Diane)and Bill (Sandy); Daughters, Judy (Bob) Kallaus and Nancy (Brian) Dunning; Daughters-in-law, Sue and Renee Knotz; 16 Grandchildren, 36 Great...
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Danya Joy Lundgren

April 4, 1941 - December 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, Anoka, MN.
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Oscar Sjoquist

May 2, 1928 - December 13, 2016

Sjoquist, Oscar "Bud", born May 2, 1928, passed away December 13, 2016.Survived by wife of 63 years, Betty; four children, Kathy, Mary, Mike (MaryBeth), Peggy; three grandchildren, Steven, Michael, Cody; Five great-grandchildren.Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 AM, Friday, December 16, 2016, St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 525 Jackson Street, Anoka, with visitation one hour prior. ...
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E.M. Tuomala

May 22, 1936 - November 28, 2016

E.M. "Mike" Tuomala Age 80, of Coon RapidsPassed away November 28, 2016Preceded in death by his Parents, William and Minnie Tuomala; Brothers, William, Reino; Survived by his Wife of 59 years Marian Tuomala; Children, Randy (Lisa) Tuomala, Sandy (Greg) Armstrong, Bill Tuomala; Grandchildren, Kelly, Keri, Aili; siblings, Arthur Tuomala, Jean (Arthur) Parvey, Wilfred (Jean) Tuomala, Marvin (Glenna)...
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Gladyce Ramona Chayer

January 27, 1929 - November 27, 2016

Chayer, Gladyce Ramona, January 27, 1929 - November 27, 2016. Passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer.She is survived by her Husband of 66 years, Harlan; Children, Julie (Kevin) Smith, Lee (Diane) Chayer, Jeri (Paul) Pederson; Seven Grandchildren; Two Great-grandchildren.~Funeral~ 10:00 AM Thursday, December 1, 2016, Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Boulevard...
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Rosemary E. Weitzel

May 21, 1932 - November 16, 2016

Rosemary E. Weitzel, 84, of Anoka, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 16, 2016.She retired after 37 years of service with the Minneapolis Public School System. She was a union steward for Local Teacher's Union 59 and traveled the country in support of her belief in the importance of quality education. She donated her time and energy to many causes including the Northside Resident's...
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Paul Hunter

July 17, 1931 - November 2, 2016

Hunter, Paul Theodore age 85 of Champlin, Minnesota passed away on November 2, 1016. A Celebration of Life to honor Paul's memory will be held in Pennsylvania.Gearhart Anoka Chapel (763) 421-4347.
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Randy G. Stark

October 12, 1961 - October 23, 2016

Stark, Randy G.Age 55 of Ramsey on October 23, 2016. Served his country for 31 years in the US Army: 12 years regular Army, 5 years as a Navy SeaBee, and 17 years Active Duty Reserve as a Combat Engineer. Anoka Volunteer Football Coach and most recently coached Little League Flag Football. Active member of the Color Guard of the Anoka American Legion Post #102. He was preceded in death by parents...
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Joyce E. Lanie

September 16, 1943 - October 22, 2016

Joyce E. Lanie Age 73, of Anoka Lost her battle with cancer on October 22, 2016Preceded in death by her Parents, Elroy and Eveline Wendorf; Brother, Roger Wendorf; Brother-in-law, Erland Raduenz. Survived by her Husband of 47 yrs. Ed Lanie; Son, Bill (Katie) Lanie; Grandson, Michael (Ashley) Martin-Lowers; Great-grandchildren, Rayden, Jayce; Brothers, Earl (Helen) Wendorf, Merlin (Eva) Wendorf,...
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Irene L. Dillon

May 24, 1923 - October 19, 2016

Irene L. Dillon Age 93, of Andover Went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2016 Preceded in death by her Husband, Paul Dillon; Son Randy Dillon; Brother John Zapf. Survived by her Children, Susan Settle, Michael Dillon, Jim Dillon, Jeff (Alice) Dillon, Tom (Mary) Dillon; Daughter-in-law, Shirley Dillon; Grandchildren, Scott (Kristy), Barry (Susie), Michelle (Michael), Jennifer (Varian), Matthew,...
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Paul M. Haugan

January 18, 1943 - October 7, 2016

Paul M. HauganAge 73, of AnokaPassed away October 7, 2016Preceded in death by his Parents. Survived by his Wife of 50 years Janice Haugan; Children, Amy Lynn (Corey) Bianchi-Rossi, Paul (Charul) Andrew Haugan, Matthew (Wendy) Conrad Haugan; Grandchildren, Courtney, Cassidy, Zack, Max, Alex, Ella, Davis; Siblings, Shari, Sandra, David, Dennis. Paul loved playing golf and spending time at his cabin...
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Edward E. Fautsch

January 15, 1926 - October 1, 2016

Fautsch, Edward E. age 90 of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 1, 2016.Preceded in death by loving wife of 64 years, Ella; parents, Thomas and Catherine; three daughters, Margaret, Karol and Maxcine; one brother and three sisters.Edward is survived by his children, Katheryn, Karen, Max (LeAnn), Sherrie (Troy), Joanie (Dale), Beverly, Linda, Sheila, Sean...
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Audrey Tripp

June 24, 1918 - October 1, 2016

Please send flowers for the Sunday, Oct. 16th memorial service to Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 7777 West 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, Anoka, MN.
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Kevin Dean Anderson

April 21, 1960 - September 22, 2016

Kevin Dean Anderson, 56, of Elk River, passed away unexpectedly at home with his family on Thursday, September 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by his Father, Dennis Anderson.Kevin will be deeply missed by his Loving Wife of 37 years, Patty; Sons, Mike (Susan) Anderson and Chad Anderson; Grandchildren, Brady, Taylor, and Aubree; Brother, Greg (Phyllis) Anderson; Mother, Frances Anderson;...
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Ella Olga Fautsch

June 24, 1922 - September 10, 2016

Ella O. Fautsch, 94, of Brooklyn Park, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, September 10, 2016.She was preceded in death by her Parents, Fred and Emilie; Three Daughters, Mary, Karol, and Maxcine; Three Brothers; and Three Sisters.Ella is survived by her Loving Husband of 64 years, Edward; Children, Katheryn, Karen, Max (LeAnn), Sherrie (Troy), Sheila, Sean, Angie, Joanie, Beverly, Linda, and...
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Joyce Van Dusen

March 4, 1930 - September 9, 2016

Joyce (nee Reidhead) Van Dusen Age 86, of Anoka Went to be with the Lord on September 9, 2016.Preceded in death by her Husband, Granville; Parents, John and Maite Reidhead; Sisters, FloDella Freeby; Frances Keillor; Nephew, Doug. Survived by Sister, Aileen (James) Meyer; Nieces and Nephews, Marilyn, Jan, Jack, Randy, Ken, Shari, Sandi, Marley, Terri, Cindy; many Great-nieces and Great-nephews. ...
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Dorothy Edwards Batko

September 29, 1920 - September 2, 2016

Batko, Dorothy Edwards Dorothy peacefully passed away on September 2, 2016 at Episcopal Homes in St. Paul. She was born in Minneapolis on September 29, 1920 to Gilpin Winfield and Ruth Crawford Edwards. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Adam Daniel, parents, sister, Jane Greenlun, brother James Edwards and son-in-law Michael Wojcehowicz. She will be remembered as a devoted wife,...
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Lloyd Allen FODNESS

December 8, 1935 - August 29, 2016

Fodness, Lloyd Allen Age 80 of Nickerson, MN, passed away on August 29, 2016 at his home. He was preceded in death by his Dear Friend, Jan; Wife, Darlene; Former Wife, Christine; Daughter, Gloria; and Siblings, Elvera Sundby, Doris Hector Vernon and Chuck Fodness; Side-kick, Mack his dog. Lloyd is survived by Daughters, Lorraine (Gary) Sether, Renae Fodness (Steve Shepherd) and Colleen Fodness;...
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Steven G. Beals

October 6, 1959 - August 26, 2016

Steven G. Beals, 56, of Lexington, originally from Coon Rapids, lost his two year battle with ALS on Friday, August 26, 2016.Steve was a proud United States Marine Veteran who served for four years.He is preceded in death by his parents, Chuck and Carol.Steve is survived by brothers; David and Dale; six cousins; and Aunt Mildred Smith.~Funeral Service~ Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM with...
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Stella Reynolds

May 27, 1924 - August 23, 2016

Reynolds, Stella "Stefanja"(Masloski)Age 92 of Andover, passed away peacefully in her home on August 23, 2016. She was preceded in death by her Husband of 66 years, Arthur; Brothers, Henry and George. Stella is survived by Children, Harry (Jean), John (Valerie), Diane Lieske, Greg (Mary), Mary (Mike Hanson), Judy Hentges and Jim (Tina); Thirteen Grandchildren; Fifteen Great...
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Patricia Connolly

March 17, 1928 - August 19, 2016

Connolly, Patricia "Pat" 88, of Coon Rapids passed away August 19, 2016 Preceded in death by Husband Bill; Son DanA longtime resident of Elk Point, SD, Pat moved to Coon Rapids in 1985. She was a dedicated volunteer at Mercy Hospital and an active member of St. Stephen's parish. Survived by Children, Rita, Jim, and Mike (Carolyn) Connolly; Daughter-in-law, Denise; numerous...
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Stacy Ann Gottwaldt

June 7, 1975 - August 16, 2016

Gottwaldt, Stacy AnnCoon Rapids, MinnesotaAge 41, died on August 16, 2016. Stacy was a playful, gentle adventurer - irreverent and courageous, enthusiastic and intensely social. Though the world is now bereft of her positivity and generousness of spirit, the impact she has already made during her brief time here will be felt by her family and her tremendous amount of friends forever. She was an...
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Violet B. Krizan

September 8, 1932 - July 31, 2016

Violet Belle Krizan, age 83, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2016 at Cherrywood Assisted Living, Big Lake, Minnesota. She was surrounded by close family as she prepared for eternal life. Violet was born in Troy Mills, Iowa. She worked many jobs that took her from Fredericksburg, Iowa to Hastings, Minnesota to Sun City, Arizona. Throughout all her life she was devoted to family and friends. Her...
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Shirley Ann Dye

September 21, 1938 - July 30, 2016

Dye, Shirley Ann age 77, of Anoka, Minnesota, passed away July 30, 2016.Preceded in death by Parents, Herb and Crystal Collins.Survived by Husband of 56 years, Joel; Children, Doug, Mike (Jill), Suzie Glinsek (Bob); Grandchildren, Brittni, McHale, Nan; Brother Bob Collins; Sister, Carolyn Check.Shirley graduated from Bemidji State College. She was president of Anoka Youth Athletic Association...
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Nancy R. Collins

November 30, 1957 - July 25, 2016

Nancy R. Collins, 58, of Cedar, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, July 25, 2016.She was preceded in death by her father, Donald; father-in-law, Richard; brother-in-law, Kevin; and sister-in-law, Debby.Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Rick; children, Christie (Tony) Fausone, Rachel (Carl Horton) Collins, and Richard (Chelsey Swanson) Collins;...
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Douglas Knudson

July 19, 1955 - July 24, 2016

Knudson, Douglas W.Passed Away July 24, 2016Preceded In Death By Dad, Wayne KnudsonSurvived By Wife, Linda; Children, Erin and Kasey; Siblings, Bonnie (Daryl) Lenz, Debbie Conlin, Jodi Knudson-Timmer; Mother, Evangeline Knudson~Service of Remembrance~Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00 AMRiverdale Assembly of God3210 Bunker lake Blvd.Andover, MinnesotaVisitation starting at 10:00 AM~Interment...
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Marjorie R. West

October 22, 1920 - July 12, 2016

West, Marjorie R.Age 95 of Coon Rapids, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Preceded in death by Husband, Arnold; Parents, Frank and Augusta Lindberg; Brothers, Lowell and Lyle. Survived by Daughters, Kathleen Kallstrom, Jerri (Dennis) Hammer; Grandchildren, Franklin, Denyse, Tiffany, Jo Dee; Thirteen Great-grandchildren and Four Great-great-grandchildren. Service on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 12:30PM...
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Roger J. Novatny

April 11, 1951 - June 26, 2016

Roger J. Novatny, 65 of Anoka, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends on Sunday, June 26, 2016.He was preceded in death by his Parents, John and Marcia; Brother, David.Roger is survived by Many Friends including, Karen and Rick Davis, Katie Heidelberger, and Mara.Private Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka.GearhartAnokaChapel.com763-421-4347
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Janice Marie Nesvig

January 20, 1941 - June 25, 2016

Janice Marie Nesvig, 75, of Coon Rapids, passed away at home with family by her side Saturday, June 25, 2016.She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gerald; and sister, Iona.Janice is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, John; daughter, Dawn (Ron) Hill; sons, Randy (Juli) Kraft, John (Laura) Kraft, and Allan (Amy) Kraft; stepson, Terry (Fern) Nesvig; stepdaughter, Liz (Pete)...
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Dennis Hathaway

October 21, 1942 - June 24, 2016

Hathaway, Dennis Lee EarlAge 73 of Coon Rapids, died on Friday, June 24, 2016. Preceded in death by son Damon; parents, Francis and Eileen, baby brother Dale, and sister Diane Patten. Survived by loving wife of 52 yrs., Elizabeth "Betsy"; children, Dane (Heidi), Devin, Delaney, Dominic; 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, sister, Deb (Steve) Aleshire, many nieces and nephews. Service on...
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Karen Julayne Wolfe

November 11, 1938 - June 23, 2016

Wolfe, Karen Julayne (Beeman) age 77 of Ramsey, Minnesota. Preceded in death by husband, Ronald; son, David.Survived by children, Doug (Jean), Tricia Moore (Scott), Dennis (Pam); grandchildren, Tim, Jake, Joe, Kayla, Mikey, Billy, Taylor, Aaron, Levi, Ryan; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Bruce, Rick, Terri, Laurie.Karen was a graduate of Austin High School. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM...
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Marie Meester

February 21, 1942 - June 22, 2016

Marie H. Meester Age 74, of Coon Rapids Passed away June 22, 2016Preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Emma Griffnow. Survived by her children, Sue, Lori (Carey) Holden, Todd (Kelly); granddaughters, Charissa, Sara, Kaitlyn (Scott), Annah, Kiersten, Kalleigh, Kourtney, Kenzie; 6 great-grandchildren; significant other, Ron Hale; sister, Lorraine Knorr; brother, Jim (Eileen). Memorial service...
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Jared Stewart

March 5, 1986 - June 14, 2016

Jared "Stew" Stewart Age 30, of Shoreview Passed away unexpectedly on June 14, 2016Preceded in death by his Grandparents, Wayne and Eileen Watson; Brother, Christopher Survived by his Wife, Lucy Stewart; Children, Nora and Liam; Parents, Jerry and Barb Stewart; Sister, Jessica Popehn, and her Children, Ronin and Louisa; Grandmother, Arlene Stewart; Father-in-law, Nick Marino; Mother-in-law,...
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Leonard L. Kliever

October 28, 1931 - June 6, 2016

Kliever, Leonard L. age 84 of Champlin, Minnesota.Survived by wife, Joyce; daughters, Lorna Asfaly (Douglas), and Leann Gault; grandson, Ryan; great-grandchildren, Julie and Dylan.Memorial Service 11 AM Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Eternal Hope Lutheran Church, 10508 Douglas Drive North, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota with visitation one and a half hours prior. Private interment.Memorials preferred to...
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Valentine J. Wehland

February 4, 1924 - April 20, 2016

Wehland, Valentine J. age 92 of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota.Survived by wife of 64 years, Kiyoko; children, Alice Jasinski (Bill), Joe (Rose), Shirley (Nancy) and Patty Krantz-Zuppan (Paul); grandchildren, Melissa, Elizabeth and Kevin; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Kaitlyn; step-grandchildren, Kelly, Melissa and Kellye; step-great-grandchild, Evelyn; sister, Kathleen O'Keefe.Visitation 4-7...
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Loralee Hatch

January 28, 1939 - April 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, Anoka, MN.
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Claire H. Mix

January 24, 1924 - April 2, 2016

Claire Harriett MixPassed Away on April 2, 2016 in ArizonaPreceded in death by her Parents; One Sister; Four Brothers; Beloved Husband, Dr. James H. Mix; and Daughter Linda Mix. Survived by Daughters, Judy Kuesel ,Deb Mix; Son Jim; Ten Grandchildren; Fourteen Great-grandchildren; One Sister-in-law.VisitationThursday, April 14, 2016 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM atZion Lutheran Church1601 4th AveAnoka,...
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Judith A. Dworshak

January 12, 1943 - March 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home, Anoka, MN.
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Grant Boho

February 23, 1948 - March 15, 2016

Boho, Grant AndrewAge 68 of Champlin. Preceded in death by parents, Ruth and Frank; sister, Francine Kavanagh. Survived by sons, Jonathan (Amanda) and Andrew (Hayley); grandchildren, Alexander, Izabella, Izaac, Abigail and Lillian; two nieces; brother-in-law, Patrick Kavanagh; ex-wife, JoAnn Stevenson. Memorial service 12 PM Friday March 18, 2016 at Gearhart Funeral Home, 552 East River Rd.,...
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Ronald Milton Canner

August 8, 1935 - March 2, 2016

Mr. Ronald Milton Canner Jr. died peacefully in his home on the 2nd of March 2016 in Ramsey, Minnesota at the age of 80.Ron is survived by his wife Marilyn , daughters, Laurel (Brian) Jones , Lynette (John) Henckel, Lisa (Collin) Minshull, LaVonne (Bryan) Hunt, and LeAnne Canner; Grandchildren Ross and Drew Jones, Ian, Ilana, Quinn, Colleen and James Henckel, Leighton, Weston, Larissa and Camille...
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Barbara Bottem

March 13, 1935 - February 7, 2016

Barbara "Barb" Bottem Age 80, of Anoka Passed away February 7, 2016Preceded in death by her Parents, Joseph and Caddie; Husband, Culver Bottem; and 7 Siblings. Survived by her Daughter, Linda (Nathan) Griffith; Granddaughters, Lynzi (Simon) Medel, Misty Aspdal; Great-grandchildren, Stefan, Erika, Alicia, Dadrian, Blaine, Jersey, Medrick; and Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends. Private...
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Robert Holm

April 14, 1928 - January 16, 2016

Robert "Bob" Holm Age 87, of Monticello Passed away January 16, 2016. Preceded in death by his parents; wife Carole; and siblings.Survived by his children, Jacqueline Keklah, Debra Hirsh, Michael (Deborah) Holm, Patrick Holm, Jay (Dawn) Holm and James (Lori) Holm; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Memorial Service 11:00 am January 21st at Sunset Funeral Home...
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Rosita Patterson

May 9, 1971 - January 11, 2016

Rosita Michelle Patterson was born on May 9th, 1971 to Aurora Beaudreau and Michael Kinney in Harrington, Kansas. She graduated with her Associates in Nursing and was the Co-founder and Vice President of Golden Generations Senior Care with her husband. On January 11th, 2016 the voice of the Lord called for Rosita to come home. She completed her earthly journey and peacefully transitioned to glory...
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John P. Blake

August 4, 1935 - January 6, 2016

JOHN BLAKEJohn Blake passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the age of 80. John was a 52 year member of Riverside Masonic Lodge 862 in Riverside, Illinois, a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member and past President of the Zuhrah Shrine Horsemen. John was preceded in death by his wife Marge (Osendorf), parents Powell and Carol Blake (McCombs), Converse, IN and his sister, Suzanne ...
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Dawn F. Snyder

June 8, 1945 - December 30, 2015

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Pamela Thompson

July 26, 1948 - December 22, 2015

Thompson, Pam Age 67 of Anoka County, passed away on December 22, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Germain & Martha Broeckert; sister, Cecelia, Kathy; husband, Dickey Thompson. Survived by siblings, Suzy, Jerry, Bill, Monica, Marge, Marcy, Mike; by daughter, Shelly; grandchildren, Ryan, Andrea. In lieu of flowers, Pam would want everyone to take a minute and tell someone how much they love...
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Lafayette Joseph Harris

February 21, 1949 - December 20, 2015

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Jon Arfstrom

November 11, 1928 - December 2, 2015

Jon D. Arfstrom Well known Artist Died peacefully at home on December 2, 2015.Survived by his Wife, Norma; Children, Gayle, Daryl, Tory and Gary; Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. ~Memorial Service~ 5:00 PM Thursday, December 10, 2015 at Gearhart Anoka Funeral Home 552 East River Rd. Anoka, Minnesota Gathering of family and friends one hour prior to the service. www.GearhartAnokaChapel.com
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Mildred Anna Gallagher

December 17, 1916 - November 28, 2015

Mildred A. Gallagher, 98 of Cedar, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, November 28, 2015.She was preceded in death by her Husband of 56 years, Gerald; Son, Eugene; Grandson, Todd; Great-granddaughter, Jamie; Son-in-law, Dennie Emmans; Grandson-in-law, Bret Severtson; 3 Brothers and 1 Sister.Mildred is survived by her Children William, Thomas (Elaine), Sarah Emmans, and Pamela...
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Royal Claire Burton

August 24, 1947 - November 1, 2015

Burton, Royal Claire, age 68 of Anoka, Minnesota passed away on November 1, 2015.Preceded in death by Parents, William Edwin and Inez Caraline Burton; Siblings, Kenneth Burton, Donald Burton, Edwin Burton, Allan Burton, Sharon Othoudt, Arthur Burton and Harold Burton.Survived by Daughter, Denise Escareno (Leonard); Son, Shane Burton (Karla); Daughter, Kammi Nelson (LeRoy); Grandchildren, Manuel,...
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Gail Thour

April 6, 1947 - October 24, 2015

Thour, GailPassed Away, October 24, 2015Preceded in Death by Husband, William John Thour Survived by Loving Children, Grandchildren, and Great GrandchildrenBrothers: Roger Velander, Chuck Velander and David Velander~Funeral Service~Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:00 AMGearhart Funeral Home552 East River RoadAnoka, Minnesota~Interment~Morningside Memorial GardensCoon Rapids, Minnesota
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Mercedes Marion Beuning

September 7, 1927 - October 9, 2015

Mercedes Marion Beuning Age 88, of Andover and formerly of Richfield Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 9, 2015Preceded in death by her Parents Albert and Virginia; Husband, Jack; Sister, Muriel; and Brother, Bert.Survived by her Children, Joan (Tom) Van Sloun, Larry (Gail) Beuning, Brian (Laura) Beuning, Bob Beuning, Valerie (Joe) Varno and Carol (Paul) Zenner; 13...
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Thelma L. Sjoblom

February 26, 1933 - October 7, 2015

Sjoblom (Inglebret), Thelma L., 26 Feb. 1933-7 Oct. 2015.Thelma was born to Edward & Julia Mathilda Inglebret.She married Ralph A. Sjoblom and had 3 daughters, Sharon (Douglas) Jones, Nancy Straughen & Gayle Sjoblom; 5 granddaughters, Meghan (Adam) Burks, Mollie Jones, Tegan & Sloane Straughen & Sayde Sjoblom-Blakley and 2 great-grandsons, Brayden Vetvick & Patrick Burks...
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Donnis Jean Glanz

August 17, 1934 - October 5, 2015

Glanz, Donnis J. Age 81 of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully, on 10/5/2015. Preceded in death by Husband, Gerald; Parents, Elma and Art Asper; Grandson, Joshua. Survived by Children, Deb (Doug) Featherston, Cindy Callahan, Michael Glanz and Kevin (Julie) Glanz; Grandchildren, Jennifer, Aaron, Brandon, Kevin and Karisa; Great and Great-great-grandchildren; Dearest Companion and Friend, Conrad...
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DeWane Roman Varness

April 30, 1951 - September 18, 2015

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Clarice A. Fountain

June 15, 1930 - September 13, 2015

Clarice A. Fountain age 85 of Anoka ~Loving Mother ~ World's Best Grandma ~Passed away September 13, 2015Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leonard, Kenneth and Elmer; sister, Margaret. Survived by her children, Barbara Ashley, Edward Fountain and Kenneth (Lynn) Fountain; granddaughter, Jennifer Ashley; further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. ~Memorial...
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Jeffrey Lee Smith

January 14, 1968 - August 30, 2015

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Thomas C. Wright,

December 6, 1940 - August 25, 2015

Thomas C. Wright, Sr.Age 74 of Ramsey went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 25, 2015 surrounded by50+ family and friends serenadinghim on his journey home. Preceded in death by Daughter, Shannon Hunt;Brother, Jay Wright. Survived by loving Wife, Janice (Keillor); Children, Thomas, Jr. (Debbie), Karla (Eric) Thomsen; son -in -law, Steven Hunt; Grandchildren, LeiLani, Thomas, Michaela,...
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William Griep, Sr.

May 11, 1935 - August 20, 2015

William "Bill" Griep Sr., age 80 of Coon Rapids, Minnesota passed away August 20, 2015.Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Myrtle; step-dad, Daniel Pavlak; brother, Richard "Dick" (Carol) and Tammy Griep.Survived by wife of 58 years, Anna; children, Bill Jr. (Janelle) and Cindy Pederson (Butch); seven grandchildren, Lisa (Brian) Holcomb, Nick (Steph) Pederson, Angela...
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LaVerne Riebe

December 18, 1946 - August 20, 2015

LaVerne "Vern" Riebe Age 68, of Coon Rapids Passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015Preceded in death by his Parents, Ferdinand and Mabel RiebeSurvived by his Loving Wife of 43 years, Kathleen Riebe; Children, Stacey (Ken) McNamara and Jeff (Apryl) Riebe; Grandchildren, Trevor, Avery and Erik Vern is also survived by many Relatives and Friends. ~Funeral Service~ 11:30 a.m. TOMORROW, August 22, 2015...
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Eydie Inez Fenger

December 24, 1965 - July 14, 2015

Eydie Fenger age 49 of Isanti, passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2015 inCoon Rapids, MinnesotaPreceded in death by Parents, David and Sharon; Nephew, Christoffer;Father-in-law, Raymond.Survived by Husband of 22 years, Tim; Children, Brittney (Trey) Chelberg, Tiffany (Jake Webster) and Robert; Granddaughter, Corona'Lee and one on the way; Siblings, Mark, Kenneth, Linda, Connie Berry, Judi ...
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Lucile M. Doyle

March 7, 1920 - July 13, 2015

Doyle, Lucile age 95 of Anoka Preceded in death byHusband, Raymond Doyle. She is survived by Son, David (Laurie) Doyle; Daughter, Sharon Doyle; Grandchildren, Jason Doyleand Justin Doyle; Great-grandchildren Hailey Doyle, Ashyln Doyle, Jayden Doyle and Logan Doyle. ~Services~ Thursday, July 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM Gearhart Anoka Chapel552 East River Rd. Anoka, MinnesotaA Visitation will take place...
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Gregg Lindner

January 24, 1952 - July 4, 2015

Gregg A. Lindner Age, 63, of Minneapolis Passed away July 4, 2015Survived by his Parents, Richard and Marilyn Lindner; Brothers, Gary (Kathryn) and Doug (Becky) ; Nieces and Nephew, Gina (Paul), Harmony (Aaron), Kirk (Brenda) and Tiffany; many Friends at the Minnesota Veterans Homes.~Funeral Service~ 11:00 a.m. THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 Gearhart - Anoka Funeral Home 552 East River Rd. Anoka...
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Donald Noaeill

September 9, 1925 - June 18, 2015

Noaeill, Donald Passed away on June 18, 2015. Donald was born on September 9, 1925 to parents William and Marguerite Noaeill in Superior, WI. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William, Kenneth, and Clifford. He is survived by his loving wife Mildred whom he married on July 25, 1949; sons, Stephen, Ronald, and Michael (Mary); daughters, Barbara Ramacher (John), Janet Boen (Randy)...
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George D. Abernathy

October 27, 1935 - May 31, 2015

Abernathy, George D. Jr.Age 79 of St. Francis, died peacefully at home with his loving family on 5/31/15. Preceded in death by Great-grandson, Jase Abernathy; Parents, George and Mae Abernathy and Brother, Roland "Jiggs" Abernathy. Survived by loving Wife of 60 years, Frances; Children, Linda (Mike), Mike (Kaye), Kathy (John), Jennifer (Frank), Roberta (Joe), Meg (Dewey), Sabrina (Doug), Shane...
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Evelyn Waldon

April 14, 1924 - May 17, 2015

Waldon, Evelyn (Olson) "Evie"Evie went to be with her Lord on May 17,2015. She lived a happy 91 years. Her four Children were with her when she left us. She is survived by Art, her Husband of 71 years; her Children, Cheryl ( Ron), Linda (Bill), Jim, and Rob (Cindy); her 10 Grandchildren; and her 10 Great-grandchildren. Evie was born in Toad Lake Township on April 14, 1924. She married...
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Margaret Dilks

December 11, 1922 - May 16, 2015

Margaret E. Dilks Age, 92 of Anoka Passed Away 5/16/2015Preceded in death by her Husband, Cleon Dilks. Survived by her Children, William Dilks, Robert (Kathleen) Dilks, Patricia (Robert) Rewey and Guy C. (Tammy) Dilks; 15 Grandchildren; 23 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild; Brother, Melvin Fields; and a Sister, Theresa Filkins; further survived by other relatives and friends. Margaret...
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Betty Victoria Larson

August 25, 1922 - May 5, 2015

Larson, Betty V. (Nault) Age 92, of Anoka, on 5/5/2015. Preceded in death by husband, Donald; daughter, Connie Eidem; sisters, Alice & Mary Ellen; and brother, Harvey. Survived by daughters, Kristine (Robert) Rhodes & Karla (Patrick) Reinhart; grandchildren, Alison (Roger), Lindsay, Kyle (Emily), Nicholas (Amy), Jason, Amanda, Cheri (David) & Paul (Jamie); 16 great-grandchildren;...
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Donald Chamberlain

October 3, 1929 - April 26, 2015

Donald Chamberlain Age, 85 of Anoka Passed away April 26, 2015Preceded in death by his Parents, Clarence and Irene; Brothers, Ralph, Larry and Curtis; Sister, Myrtle Daml; and Stepson, Robert Hallerman.Survived by his loving Wife, Teresa; Children, Steven, Mike, Brian (Deb), Mark (Brenda), Paul, David (Michele) and Carol Dmytryzyn; Stepson, Mike Hallermann; Daughter-in-law, Shelly; 9...
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Tyler Levenhagen

April 25, 1983 - April 22, 2015

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Jean Jean Fulton

August 28, 1932 - April 21, 2015

Fulton, JeanAge 82 of Maple Grove, passed away peacefully on 4/21/15. She is preceded in death by Husband, Gordon. Survived by Children, Kathleen (Bob) Carter, Ronald (Pat), Doree (Terry) Konze, Bruce (Nettie Beach); Grandchildren, Bobbie Carter, Jesse McEachern, Kelly Wierman, Matt McEachern, Joe Fulton, Jeff Fulton, Angie Fulton, Mandy Slominski, Emily Wigen, Chris Baughn and Suzie Hegvick 14...
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Rose M. Deschene

December 23, 1922 - April 11, 2015

Deschene, Rose M. (Dady) December 23, 1922-April 11, 2015. Age 92 of Anoka, Minnesota.Preceded in death by Parents, Anton and Rose Dady; Husband, Elmer Deschene; Sisters, Cecilia Looyen and Dorothy Danko; Brothers, John, Charles, Anthony and Frankie.Survived by Daughter and Best Friend, Mary Jo Deschene; Nieces, Nephews and Sisters-in-law, Marilyn Dady and Margaret Dady; and many good Friends....
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Scott D. Swenson

December 28, 1960 - March 17, 2015

Swenson, Scott David"Minnow"Age 54 of Champlin, Minnesota passed away on March 17, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barb. Scott is survived by his daughters, Cara & Maddie and their mother, Julie; father, Duane; siblings, Jeff, Mike (Brooke), Valerie (Craig) Martin and Vicki (Jim) Quirk; nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. He enjoyed fishing, collecting and sports...
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Eleanore Qualey

August 31, 1925 - February 20, 2015

Qualey, Eleanore "Ellie"Age 89 of Anoka. Passed away peacefully 2/20/15. Preceded in death by husband, Kenneth; children, Tommy, Karen Simmons and Kaylynn Kaml Simmons; siblings, Orvel and Elmer Olson and Mae Dupree. Survived by daughters, Kristine "Teeny" Brateng and Karla Qualey; 7 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; siblings, Ruth (Dennis) Breiland and Carolyn "Curley" Edwards;...
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Tammy Hanford Spitzley

August 9, 1960 - February 14, 2015

Tammy Hanford-Spitzley Age, 54 of Ramsey Passed away February 14, 2015Preceded in death by her Sister, Debbie Hanford.Survived by her Husband, Paul Spitzley; Children, Jennifer (Richard) Woods, Blake Kuebelbeck and Alec Kuebelbeck; Grandchildren, Talaya, Tahj, Landon and Devin; Parents, Donald and Connie Hanford; and Brother, Brian Hanford; Tammy is further survived by Nieces, Nephews, other...
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Mary Voss

July 11, 1924 - February 2, 2015

Voss, Mary J. Born July 11, 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Preceded in death by husband of 64 years, Bernard; daughter, Margaret Kotzer and her husband, Richard.Survived by daughter, Sue Kalk (Eddie); sons, David (Jessica) and Dan (Liz); 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews.Mary was a lifelong resident of Anoka and retired from Anoka...
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Verna Bartholow

October 8, 1921 - January 22, 2015

Bartholow, Verna LinnaeaAge 93, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2015.She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents Marie and Ivar Waldeen; brothers Herb and Edwin; sisters Elsie, Eva, and Joan. She is survived by children, Clayton (Kathy Mattison), Cheryl (Michael Joyce) and Harold; granddaughters, Maggie (Tom Rassweiler) and Lucy Joyce; great-granddaughter, Ivy Rassweiler;...
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Lowell James Shaffer

March 27, 1934 - January 15, 2015

Shaffer, Lowell James 80, passed away on January 15, 2015 at his winter home in Weslaco, TX. He was born on March 27, 1934 in Cardington, Ohio, son of Paul James Shaffer and Stella Mae (Green) Shaffer. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Dale Shaffer. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Shaffer; two sons, Joel (Kathy) Shaffer and Mark Shaffer; two grandchildren Rebecca ...
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Roberta D. Swoboda

February 4, 1937 - December 31, 2014

Roberta Delrose "Bobbie" Swoboda, age 77 of Andover, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.Preceded in death by parents, Robert Sallberg (1989) and Margaret Sallberg (2008); brother, Charles Sallberg (1997). Survived by children, Allen (Karen), Renee (Dale) Reed, Wendy (Mike) Picott and Terry; grandchildren, Tyler, Brody, Nichole, Dallas, Kelsey, Matthew, Jacob, Taylor, Thad and...
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Marcelene L. Diekman

October 13, 1924 - December 29, 2014

Diekman, Marcelene L. "Marcy" Age 90, of Maple Grove, passed away December 29, 2014. Preceded in death by Husband, Stanley; Brothers, Gwain & Chester; Sister, Carol; & Son-in-law, Ronald Bowman. Survived by Children, Linda (Ronald) Hegberg, Cathy Bowman, & Bill (Susan) Diekman; Grandchildren, Daniel, Karyn (Brian), Michael (Nikki), & Adam; Great-grandchildren, Jordan, Lucas,...
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Edward Junior LARSON

February 8, 1921 - December 29, 2014

Edward J. Larson "Lucky" Born in Minneapolis, MN on February 8, 1921 and passed away peacefully in Elk River, MN on December 29, 2014 at 93 years of age. Edward was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eleanor "Mike"; and beloved daughter, Patricia Lee; brother, Donald; and sister, Eleanor. He is survived by his sister, Shirley; sister-in-law, Betty Larson; many adoring nieces, nephews,...
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Evan Alexander Johnson

December 18, 1974 - December 23, 2014

Evan Alexander "Alec" Johnsonb. December 18, 1974d. December 23, 2014, age 40Alec Johnson, an astrophysicist and mathematician by profession and adedicated servant of the poor and needy by vocation, passed intoeternal life December 23, 2014, five days after his 40th birthday.Alec is survived by his father, Daniel L Johnson; his mother, IsabelleK. Johnson; his brother, Michael K. Johnson, wife Kim...
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Lila E. Rosenow

October 22, 1930 - December 17, 2014

Rosenow, Lila E. 84 years young, of Coon Rapids passed away peacefully with family by her side. Preceded in death by her husband, Victor E.; son, Darrel; and grandsons, Donald Jr., and Christopher Tallman. Survived by her sons, Dennis, Daniel, Douglas and Donald (Evie); daughters, Denise (Jim), Debbie (Doug), Deann, Darcy (Mike), Darla and Darlene; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and...
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Donna May Naeve

April 11, 1942 - November 30, 2014

Naeve, Donna age 72 of Coon Rapids, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away November 30, 2014.Preceded in death by parents, Donald and Helen Maddox.Survived by loving husband of 52 years, James; children, Susan Naeve-Velguth (Peter), Laura Naeve (Tom), and Robert Naeve (Lindsay); grandchildren, Kate, Ben, Henry, Owen and William; identical twin sister, Dorothy Molstad; nieces, Kathy...
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Jerod J. Paulson

June 8, 1978 - November 11, 2014

Paulson, Jerod J. age 36 of Pine Island, Minnesota. Survived by daughters, Kindra and Erica; mother, Deb Mensing (Randy); father, Gary; brother, Jake (Maria); sister, Katie; step-siblings, Megan Brunkhorst, Samantha Scinto and Logan Mays; grandparents, Will and Pat Boutain and Ron and Marge Paulson; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Memorial Service 11 AM Saturday, November 15, 2014...
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