Friday, September 24, 2021

Sue Bauer Sivula, age 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. She was born on July 10, 1949 in Anoka, MN, the daughter of Arnold and Patricia Bauer. She graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1967. Sue married Rick Sivula in 1970, residing in Brooklyn Park and Maple G…

Monday, September 13, 2021

Gary Elliott Trull, 87, died July 8, 2021, following hip replacement surgery. Gary was born on Sept. 3, 1934, to Elliott “Doc” Rodney Trull and Lela Marie Bauman Trull in Bern. Gary grew up in Bern, accompanying his veterinarian father on calls, attending church and community events, and pla…

Stanley Kenneth Comeau Jr., 61, of Port Angeles, WA, passed away on September 3, 2021 at St. Michael Medical Center after battling medical complications aggravated by covid. Stan was born on November 18, 1959 to Stanley Raymond Sr. and Bonnie Faye (Hathaway) Comeau in Richfield, MN. After gr…

Terry Pemberton, age 73 of Oak Grove, was born on March 9, 1940 in California and passed away on July 27, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Terry served in the Military during the Vietnam Era. Former employee of NVent, aka Pentair formerly Hofman. Terry is survived by his wife, three children …

Friday, September 10, 2021

Alvin Eugene Bottineau, age 92 of Ramsey, passed away on September 6, 2021 after a lingering illness. Al “Gene” enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, driving his old cars and spending time with family. Preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Ica Mae Bottineau; numerous brothers and si…

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Our beloved John Matthew Carey, born May 4, 1968, in Breckenridge, MN, left us on August 29, 2020. A year later, we still mourn his loss and write what we were unable to immediately following his unexpected passing. John was a loving husband and father and cherished his time with his wife Su…

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Andrew Walkowiak, age 63, of Coon Rapids died September 3, 2021 at home. Andrew Thomas Walkowiak was born December 9, 1957 in Duluth, Minnesota to Kenneth and Betty (Peters) Walkowiak. He graduated from Blaine High School in 1976, the first year the new high school was open. He worked as a m…

Friday, September 03, 2021

Norma Jean Arfstrom, age 90, of Anoka, Minnesota passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Norma was born November 15, 1930. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jon Arfstrom. Norma is survived by her children, Gayle, Daryl, Tory, and Gary; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is…

Preceded by parents, Orvin and Mildred; brother, Dale; and sister-in-law, Renay Nesdahl. Survived by wife of 50 years, Connie; children, Kevin, Cheri (Jeff) Grunewald; grandchildren, Samuel, Jackson, Autumn, and Amber; siblings, Orville (Lynda) and Milton (Louise); other relatives and friend…

Thursday, September 02, 2021

Charles “Chuck” Willi Durham, 66, died July 17 after a difficult battle with cancer AT HOME in Eagan. Charles was born in Erlangen, Germany and came to the US at age two. Raised in Anoka, he graduated from Anoka High School in 1972 and worked as an electrician. Married twice, Charles is surv…

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Donna Habeck, age 70 of Coon Rapids, passed away August 26, 2021. Survived by husband of 51 years, Ken; children, Gene (Karen), Jim and Katie; grandchildren, Terra, Kayla, Katrina, Brady and Talyn; great-grandchild, Jaxton; four brothers and two sisters; other relatives and friends. Donna en…

Wesley, beloved son of Colleen Skeie Norenberg and Barry Norenberg, Brian Olson and his step-mother Kristine Olson, passed away on July 21, 2020. We were unable to hold a service due to COVID. We are grateful to be able to hold his Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Serva…

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Nancy Blum, 85, of Anoka and Coon Rapids, went home to the Lord surrounded by family on August 30, 2021. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Blum and son Kent. Nancy is survived by Kevin (Janice) Blum, Kimberly (Kenny) Lungren and Kyle Blum, seven grandchildren and nine great-gran…

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Beth Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and family on August 6, 2021 at the age of 64. Visitation will be Sunday, August 29th at 3:00 PM followed by a Memorial Service at 4:00 PM, Coon Rapids Evangelical Free Church, 2650 128th Ave. NW, Coon Rapids, MN. Arrangements entru…

Monday, August 16, 2021

Dean Scott Chapman was born July 8, 1961 to David and Ruth (Sorenson) Chapman in Sioux Falls, SD and passed away August 5, 2021. Dean graduated Anoka High School in 1979. He earned a B.A. from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. Dean’s most recent employment (20 years) was with a Gove…

Friday, August 13, 2021

Bradley Dean Holmbo, age 66, of Ramsey, MN, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021. A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 19th from 3-8 p.m. and a Celebration of Life on Friday, August 20th at 11 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior, at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home in Anoka, 763-42…

Thursday, August 12, 2021
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Lloyd Robert Thompson, beloved husband, father, and educator, died in Hughson, California, on June 27, 2021, aged 95. Family, faith, and a commitment to nurturing future generations were the pillars upon which Lloyd built a life of service. Lloyd was devoted to an extended family with deep r…

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Dawn Marie Gunderson Dawn Marie Gunderson, age 62, of Big Lake, formerly of Ham Lake, passed away Aug. 9, 2021. Arrangements by Strike Life Tributes, (763)444-5212. www.StrikeLifeTributes.com

Friday, August 06, 2021

Gladys was born January 18, 1928 to Elton T. Conley and Gladys E. Wild Conley in Chicago, IL. She passed away peacefully October 29, 2020 at age 92. She attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. It was there she met and married her husband Rufus (Bud) Collette. They were married for 71 years…

Thursday, August 05, 2021

On Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, Lou, 97, joined her Savior. She passed away at home surrounded in love and prayer by her family. Lou was born Feb. 6, 1924 at her parent’s farm in Dayton, MN. She graduated from Anoka High School in 1942. She met the love of her life, George, when she was 17. They we…

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Beatrice Jeanette McGillivray (Haugen), born on June 15, 1939 (82 years) to Melvin and Ellen (Engdahl) Haugen of Staples, MN, went home to heaven on Saturday, July 24, 2021 surrounded by the love, support, and care of her beloved family. She is survived by her husband Jack W. McGillivray (An…

Elizabeth “Liz” Peterson, 89, of Fergus Falls, MN, died on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at her daughter’s residence in Elizabeth. Elizabeth Louise was born on May 11, 1932, in Anoka, MN, the daughter of Andrew and Lucille (Kottke) Lindgren. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. L…

Monday, August 02, 2021

William Henry Ryther passed away to be with Jesus on July 30, 2021. He was born April 18, 1924 in Hubbard County, Minnesota to Lionel and Edna (Wainwright) Ryther. He attended Park Rapids schools. Afterwards, he travelled to California to work in the Kaiser Shipyards before entering the Navy…

Gail’s Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11 a.m., Central Park Pavilion, 7925 161st Ave. NW, Ramsey, MN 55303. Bring a chair. Memorials preferred. View obituary at https://cremationsocietyofmn.com/tribute/details/44545/Gail-Roush/obituary.html#tribute-start

James “Jim” Drimel, age 86, of Paynesville, MN passed away peacefully on the morning of July 28, 2021, after a struggle with cancer. Jim was born on July 8, 1935, in Richmond, MN and graduated from Paynesville High School in 1953. Jim married Alyce “Ali” Weidner from Cold Spring, MN, and rai…

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Richard J Alexson age 90 of Coon Rapids. Survived by loving wife of 62 years, Marlys; children, Lyle (Nancy) and Kelly; granddaughters, Marie (Jim) Rud, Tammy (Jason) Bouchard; great grandchildren, Payton, Dylan, Justyne, Logan; brother, Jack (Arlene). Richard worked at AMRTC until retiremen…

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, St. Cloud for Brad A. Knuth, 64, of Eagle Bend, who passed away at his cabin in Avon on Sunday, July 25, 2021. A time of sharing will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements …

Monday, July 26, 2021

Dr. Herman D. Bentz went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 18, 2021 at age 94. Herman “Ham” was born in Grand Rapids, MN June 8, 1927. He graduated from the University of MN Undergrad in 1949; Medical school 1953 and Surgical residency 1960. He married Joyce Frederick on July 3, 1953. H…

Donald R. Gross, age 78 of Oak Grove, MN, passed away Dec. 3, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021, 1-5 p.m. at the St. Francis American Legion Post #622, 3073 Bridge St. NW, St. Francis, MN 55070.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Robert “Bob” L. Barnette, age 89 of Fridley, passed away on July 15, 2021. Bob was a longtime Fridley educator of 40 years, served on the Fridley City Council from 1976-1985 and 1996-2019, was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his family. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur an…

Friday, July 16, 2021

Born May 30, 1942, died accidentally on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Mildred (Johnson) Buchholz; twin sister, Mary Jo Buchholz Dusing Stopher; two brothers-in-law, Buzz Francen and Butch Flint; one sister-in-law, Deanna Buchholz; Lynn Dusing, Godson’s wife…

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Joseph D. Sharpe, age 69 of Cedar, MN, was born June 22, 1952 and passed away on July 11, 2021. Preceded in death by parents and sister. Survived by wife, Dawn; children, Cassandra and Jacob; two brothers; one sister; mother-in-law; brother and sister-in-laws; nephews and nieces. Private Fam…

The family of Gene Hauff, of Anoka, wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dave and Jeana Miller of Living Gracefully with the Millers! The Millers cared for Gene in their Hospice house with skill, care, and compassion. We witnessed their phenomenal care of their residents in their Assisted…

Marjorie Bragelman, born December 20, 1952 in Anoka, passed away on July 23, 2020. Beloved mother and sister, she is survived by her son Scott Gulbranson; sisters Janet Bragelman, Kathleen Hagenah and Patricia (Tim) Sweeney and brothers Michael (Judy) and Robert Bragelman; nieces and nephews…

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Clara A. Bragelman, 95, of Anoka, MN, passed away on April 17, 2021. Beloved Mother and Grandmother, she is survived by her children, Michael (Judy), Janet, Kathleen Hagenah, Robert, and Patricia (Tim) Sweeney; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and sister, Peggy (Art) Philippi. Prec…

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Lauraine G. Blaska, age 101 of Anoka, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2021 at her home with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; son, Duane; granddaughter, Vicky Burke; grandsons, Mark and David Blaska; son-in-law, Patrick Ward; and nine sibl…

Waldo Leistico, age 88 of Nowthen, passed away on July 12, 2021. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Laura (Bernard); brother, Orval (JoAnne); nephew, Steve. Survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Avis; nephews, Dennis (Sue), Gary (Julie) and Gene (Jaycie); niece, Delores (Lester) …

Friday, July 02, 2021

Stephen Raymond “Ray” Usiak Jr., of Ranier, MN died on June 25, 2021 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND surrounded by family members at the age of 94. Ray was born in Duluth, MN. He loved spending time at his house on Rainy Lake, playing slot machines at the casinos with “Al”, and wa…

Alfred M Sannerud (Al) of Ham Lake, MN passed away June 28th, 2021, at the age of 97. He was born January 11, 1924, in Montevideo, MN to Christian and Margaret Sannerud. Al grew up on a farm near Hazel Run Minnesota. After serving the army in WWII he attended Augsburg College where he met hi…

Phyllis Merkel, age 80, of Coon Rapids with family and friends caring for her she passed away peacefully the morning of January 12, 2021 at home. She was preceded in death by her Mother Lorena, Sister Lois, and Brothers – Dennis, Garris. At the time of death she is survived by her brother Cu…

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Stanley Roger Weeks Stanley Roger Weeks, age 82, of Bowie, TX, formerly of Anoka, MN, passed away June 30, 2021. Arrangements by White Family Funeral Home, Bowie, TX, (940) 872-9993. www.thewhitefamilyfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Bertha Mae E. Johnston of Anoka died April 14, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. This is a belated memorial service in her honor. Bertha Mae was born March 26, 1926 in St. Joseph County, Indiana. She was very much a people person. She loved her children, grandchildren, and he…

Monday, June 28, 2021

Bob went home to heaven unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, June 20, 2021. He was born on August 29, 1942 to George and Fern Overturf. He grew up in Montana and later moved to Minnesota. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sandy Wicklund Overturf, son, Greg (Jessica) Overturf, one siste…

Friday, June 25, 2021

George Arthur Whiteis, passed away, Saturday, January 9, 2021, of COVID-19, in St. Petersburg, FL, at the age of 81. Even as we mourn his death, we celebrate his life. There will be a Celebration of Life, 11 am, Thursday, July 1st at Maple Grove Lutheran Church in Maple Grove with visitation…

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Ralph James Stevens, 69, resident of Anoka, MN; native of Phoenix, AZ; died January 6, 2021, in Sonoma County, California. His satirical sense of humor was beyond amusing. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family. "Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality." - Emil…

Monday, June 21, 2021

Jason James Waldowski of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2021. Jason was born on February 20, 1973 to Gene Waldowski and Lois Waldowski (Beyer). He attended Anoka High School participating in Track and Cross Country. He enjoyed running and continued to run for mo…

Duane “Squirt” Allen Runyon, age 71, of Anoka, MN, passed away on September 14, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents Norma and Cecil Runyon. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jane; his children Marc (Emily) Runyon and Kelly (Dustin) Bundy; his grandchildren Trenten, Cooper and…

Friday, June 18, 2021
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David Lawrence Rolph Passed away on April 26, 2021, in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, at age 86. While David lived a quiet and humble life, he enjoyed a good story and a good laugh, and he loved to tell stories, as all of us in the Kohrt family do. But his passion for sharing history with his stude…

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sybil Corrine Hoffman (nee Bentley) was born February 3, 1922 and passed away June 9, 2021. Sybil was born in northern Minnesota and came to live in the Twin Cities area as a young woman. She met Harry Hoffman and they were married June 1, 1946. They settled in Anoka, MN for the duration of …

Lyle R. Bradley, 96, of Andover, MN passed away peacefully with family at his side on Monday, June 7, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Blanche Bradley; and sister, Ilomay Sarchett. Lyle is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Beth (James) Denny, Jeff (Sharon) Bradley,…

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Monday, February 17, 2020
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Wednesday, July 14, 2021