Friday, February 16, 2018

Virginia Mae Eichholz passed away peacefully on February 14, 2018 at 85 years of age. She will be missed by her loving husband of 67 years, Clifford; children, Ray (MaryJane) of Nevada, Wayne (Chhai) of Florida, Rick (Sherry) of Minnesota, Kathy (Bruce) McIntyre of New Zealand and Dan (April…

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ruth M. Magnuson, 90, of Ham Lake entered Heaven’s gates on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. She was born on January 20, 1928 to Gustave and Elsie (Anderson) Larson in Bradford Township, Minnesota. Ruth grew up on the family farm just east of Bradford and attended …

Monday, February 12, 2018
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Laurence E. Anderson, age 97 of East Bethel, passed away February 10, 2018 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Essie Anderson; wife, Virginia; an infant son; granddaughter, Jennifer; two great-granddaughters, Maggie and Abby. He is survived by two sons, Bert (Xuyen)…

Friday, February 09, 2018

Sharon A. Peterson, age 78, of Oak Grove passed away February 4, 2018. She is survived by four children, Curtis (Leighanne), Debbie (Rich), Jeff (Arlene), and Rick (Tommi); siblings; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, F…

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

John Maguire Benzian, a retired lawyer and avid sailor and traveler with his longtime partner Kathy Kucera, died suddenly on January 9, 2018, while traveling in Carmel, California, after an accidental fall that caused traumatic brain injuries. He was 72. John, the youngest of three brothers,…

John A. Nash John A. Nash, age 84, of Coon Rapids, passed away Feb. 3, 2018. Arrangements by Gearhart Coon Rapids Funeral Home, (763)755-6300. www.GearhartFuneralHome.com

Lisa Marie (Fournier) DePauw, 59, of Germantown Hills, IL passed away at 8:07 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was born on May 14, 1958 in Minneapolis, MN to Richard G. and Dolores A. (Tigue) Fournier. She married Douglas R. DePauw on May …

Monday, February 05, 2018

Paul Oium, age 80, a long-time resident on Spectacle Lake in Cambridge, MN passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018 at home. Paul Glenn Oium was born on September 23, 1937 in Madison, MN to Glenn “Bud” and Judy (Johnson) Oium. He was raised in Madison and graduated from Madison High School …

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sister Donata Daml, age 81, a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died January 27, 2018, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, SD. The Mass of Resurrection for Sister Donata Daml will be 3:30 p.m., Thursday February 1, 2018, in Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Co…

Our dear father, John Arvid Westling, age 81, passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN from heart failure complications in the early morning of January 24, 2018. Preceded in death by his first wife, Maryon (Thorson) Westling, his parents, Inez (Swandby) and Arvid Westling …

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

David L. Smith, age 87 of Andover, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, January 22, 2018 at his home. In addition to his parents, George and Jessie (nee Vandecar) Smith, David was preceded in death by his wife, Margie; son, Perry; one sister; and three brothers. He is survi…

Edna Bradway, age 98, of Anoka, passed away on January 19, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Sophie; brothers, Martin, Carol and Floyd; sisters, Gladys, Viola and Dorothy; daughter, JoAnn; son-in-law, Jim; and grandson, Chad. Survived by daughters, Karen, Diana and son-in-law, R…

Monday, January 22, 2018

Marjorie A. Bradley, age 92 of Anoka, passed away peacefully January 20, 2018. Preceded in death by her husband, John A. Bradley; brothers, Arthur, Peter and Bob. Survived by her loving children, Craig (Marty), Jay (Sue), Colleen (Lon) Maxwell, Holly (Dave) Broden; grandchildren, Stacia (Chr…

John “Jack” W. Terpstra, age 84 of Ramsey and Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully January 18, 2018. Jack practiced law for 36 years. Preceded in death by his parents Dirk and Laura; sisters, Betty and Barbara. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane; children, Jennifer (Chris) Robinson, Dirk …

Jamie J. Johanson, 58, passed away January 19, 2018 at his home in Andover. Jamie was born in Anoka to Carol Y. and John A. Johanson. He is preceded in death by his father John A. Johanson. He is survived by his four children, Taylor, Jacob, Jayce, and Lukas; his mother Carol; and his many a…

Friday, January 19, 2018

age 75 of Ham Lake. Preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; and son, Erik. Survived by daughters, Lisa, Tricia, and Marsha Bemboom; grandchildren, Aaron and Payten; sister, Marianna (Roney) Kranz; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 4-7PM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 with a pr…

Friday, January 12, 2018

Age 48 of Blaine, passed away unexpectedly on January 5, 2018. He was preceded by his son, Robert William; as well as several grandparents. He is survived by his wife, April Carson; daughter, Phoebe Carson; father, Creed Carson; mothers, Ann Nelson & Marcia Carson; brothers, Chad & A…

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Mark L. Peterson, age 53, of St. Francis, MN passed away December 15, 2017 at Elim Home in Princeton after a courageous battle with cancer. Service and Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 at St. Francis American Legion. Visitation one hour prior to service. Online condolen…

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Robert Winslow Lea, 87, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018, at Homestead of Anoka with his family by his side. Bob was born October 5, 1930 in Mankato, MN to Oliver and Ethel Lea. In 1952, Bob graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting…

Monday, January 08, 2018

Roy Fredrickson, age 86 of Coon Rapids, passed away Jan. 5, 2018. Preceded in death by wife, Toni. He will be deeply missed by children, Roy D. (Francine), Lynn Baxton, Kathy; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Paula). Visitation at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley…

Eulalie A. Wicklund, age 89 of Andover, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2018. She enjoyed her time in the Brainerd Lakes area and wintering in Florida. Preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn Tommervik. Eulalie is survived by her husband of 70 years, Edsel; sons, Bradford (Barbara), Br…

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Dick DeLong, age 96, a longtime resident of Anoka, passed away December 31, 2017 in Chandler, Arizona, after contracting the flu.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Sandra Lee Shanley (nee Youngdahl), age 75 of Anoka. Sandra was born in Chicago, IL on 9 September 1942 and died on 23 December 2017. Survived by husband, Dennis; daughter, Elisabeth; brothers, Phillip, Douglas (Kristi) and Carl (Patricia) Y…

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

George M. Stonehouse George M. Stonehouse, age 94, of Big Lake, passed away December 22, 2017. Arrangements by Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, (763)295-2918. www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com

Thursday, December 21, 2017

John Lawrence, age 77, of Blaine passed away on Dec. 18, 2017 after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. He fought the good fight, never quit and tackled the disease head on. His stubborn ways served him well! John was born Oct. 8, 1940, in St. Peter, MN. He graduated from Le Sueur High Sc…

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Glenn Theorin, age 96 of Coon Rapids, passed away Dec. 11, 2017. He was born March 1, 1921 in Fridley, MN. Preceded in death by wife, M. Jeanne Hansen Theorin; father and mother, Ernie and Minnie; sister, Betty; brother-in-law, Elroy Hendrickson; daughter-in-law, Debi Langlois Theorin. Survi…

Monday, December 18, 2017

Inga Ethel Margreta Franzen Smith (1/15/23 to 12/4/17) and George Richard Smith (9/9/22 to 12/13/17) After nearly 75 years of marriage, even death couldn’t keep them apart. Longtime residents of Anoka, George and Ethel Smith, died at New Mark Care Center in Kansas City, Mo. They were precede…

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lillian Evelyn (McDougall) Ryther passed away to be with Jesus on December 11, 2017. She was born May 21, 1920 to Ernest and Ida (Holt) McDougall in Clay County, Minnesota. She graduated from Hawley schools in 1938. She started working at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator in…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bill Dickenson, age 83, of Elk River, passed away on December 10, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Minnie; nephews, Lance and Andy; niece, Kaylee. One of Bills proudest accomplishments was being owner and operator of the school bus company in Elk River. Bill shared a l…

Monday, December 11, 2017

ames R., Jr. Goodrich, age 77, of Champlin, passed away peacefully November 29, 2017. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a member of the Anoka Lions for over 25 years, Anoka Letterman A Club and the Sons of the American Legion. Preceded in deat…

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mom passed away peacefully, with loved ones at her side, while residing at Page Rehab in Ft Myers, FL. A life filled with glamour and intrigue, her greatest pleasures were chatting on the phone, entertaining her numerous friends, and cleaning house before the housecleaner arrived. The Hallow…

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

John Ellsworth Ghostley, age 87, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, passed away in Clearwater, Florida, on Saturday, September 9, 2017. John was born on November 27, 1929, to George and Pearl Ghostley in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Anoka High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Navy…

Monday, November 27, 2017

Mary Eleanor Gerster, 84, a 50-year resident of Anoka, died on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Paul, with whom she grew up in Farmington and was the youngest of eight children in the Cook family. Elea…

Angela Cook, age 45, of Schroeder, MN, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2017. Services being handled by the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 763-560-3100. www.cremationsocietyofmn.com

Monday, November 13, 2017

Dr. Raymond Earl Asp, age 95 of Lake St. Croix Beach, MN, died peacefully Saturday, November 11, 2017 (Veterans Day) at Comforts of Home in Hudson. Raymond was born August 19, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Ernest and Dagny (Thompson) Asp. Raymond graduated from John Marshall Hig…

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Dixie Taylor, age 59, of Mason City, IA, died Monday, November 6, 2017, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. There will be no services. Dixie Taylor was born August 27, 1958, in Denver, CO, the daughter of Ralph and Margaret (Right) Bishop. Dixie can best be described as a person with …

Monday, November 06, 2017

Chuck Lilligren, age 89 of Anoka, former long-time resident of Ham Lake, passed away November 3, 2017. Chuck had a long and distinguished career as an on air radio personality, including nearly 24 years at WCCO-AM as their Farm Director. He also showed Morgan horses that he raised at his far…

Lois E. Lee Lois E. Lee, age 90, of Champlin, formerly of Coon Rapids, passed away Nov. 3, 2017. Arrangements by Gearhart Funeral Home - Coon Rapids Chapel, (763)755-6300. www.GearhartFuneralHome.com

John E. Lee John E. Lee, age 94, of Champlin, formerly of Coon Rapids, passed away Nov. 3, 2017. Arrangements by Gearhart Funeral Home - Coon Rapids Chapel, (763)755-6300. www.GearhartFuneralHome.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mary (Hoffman) Vry, age 90 of South Padre Island, TX, formerly of Park Rapids and Anoka, MN, died Oct. 27, 2017. Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, she was married March 21, 1948 to Donald C. Vry who preceded her in death. Survived by daughter, Julie Kay Vry of Wellington, New Zealand; son, Don Vry…

Michael Ouellette, age 61 of Coon Rapids, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on October 26, 2017. Preceded in death by his father, Paul; and brother, Pat. Survived by wife, Melissa; children, Chris (Mindy), Kelly, Renee (Adam); grandchildren, Jenna, Lainie, Paige, Archer; sibling…

Monday, October 30, 2017

Sharon L. Seekon Sharon L. Seekon, age 77, of Coon Rapids, passed away Oct. 25, 2017. Arrangements by Washburn-McReavy, (763)767-1000.

Arlene Lillian Pfeffer, age 81, died Friday, October 20, 2017 in Pine City with her husband by her side. Arlene was born on March 14, 1936 in Montgomery, Minnesota to George and Ludmilla Soulek. She married her husband, Loren, in 1960, and lived in St. Louis Park and Coon Rapids while raisin…

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Gerald “Jerry” L. Sundeen, age 70 of Anoka, passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 26, 2017. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1968-1971. He lived all of his life in Anoka, were he raised his family and owned Northwest Accounting for 43 years. Preceded in death…

RICHARD “DICK” H. SPURZEM died on July 12, 2017 at the age of 90 from throat cancer at his beachfront house on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, CA.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Philip “Buzz” Anderson Philip “Buzz” Anderson, age 85, of Lake Park, MN, passed away Oct. 23, 2017. Arrangements by Wright Funeral Home, (218)483-4411.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Chad Jeffrey Rygwall was born March 26, 1970 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Jeffrey and Judith (Wilk) Rygwall. He grew up in Andover, Minnesota and graduated from Blaine High School in 1989. He went on to Anoka Technical College where he studied heating and air conditioning and building maintenan…

Jill Marie Rygwall was born in Litchfield, Minnesota to John and Maxine (Klammer) Rokala on May 12, 1969. She grew up in the Dassel/Kingston area and graduated from Dassel Cokato High school in 1987. She went on to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and graduated in 1991 with …

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

James passed away on October 16, 2017 down at the U of M Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn; children Traci Oehmen, Troy Sundeen and Teresa Holzschuh; mother Carol Sundeen of Anoka; sister Joan Quickstrom of Princeton, brothers Jerry (Deb) Sundeen…

Monday, October 16, 2017

Curt Dollansky Curt Dollansky, age 68, of Anoka, passed away Oct. 12, 2017. Arrangements by Dare’s Funeral Home, (763)441-1212, www.daresfuneralservice.com.