Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Marilyn Joan Mueller (Libby), 75 of Ramsey, MN, passed away March 16, 2021.   Preceded in death by her son Kris and her parents Bill and Verna Libby. Survived by husband Dale; son Bill (Liza) and daughter Heidi; brothers Kurt and Pete; grandchildren: Tylar, Chandler, Sadie, Ariel, Raissa, Ha…

Monday, April 12, 2021

Lois J. Eickhoff passed away April 9, 2021. Survived by parents, Aloys and Marion; siblings, David (Margaret), Karen (Wayne) Neis, Joyce, and Doris; and her dearly loved nieces and nephews. Lois had a great talent for cross-stitch and quilting as well as a great love for sports, especially t…

William “Sandy” Sands Chamberlain was born October 20, 1953 in Minneapolis to William Andrew and Pauline Thelma (Batalden) Chamberlain. He was a life-long resident of Anoka. He graduated from Anoka Senior High in 1974 and went on to work as a custodian for the Anoka Hennepin School District …

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Linda L. Ehmke Linda L. Ehmke, age 56, of Thorp, WI, formerly of Coon Rapids, passed away April 6, 2021. Arrangements by Thorp Funeral Home, (715)669-5621. www.cuddiefh.com

Tuesday, April 06, 2021
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Marjorie Minnie Dickenson, “Auntie Margie,” age 78 of St. Francis, entered the arms of her loving savior Jesus Christ on March 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Minnie; brothers, Ralph and Bill; nephews, Lance and Andrew James; niece Kaylee. Margie was born on Aug…

Monday, April 05, 2021
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Jeanne E. (Paulson) Hanson, age 92 of Cedar, Minnesota, formerly of Clear Lake, Wisconsin, passed away on April 3, 2021. Preceded in death by husband, Oliver (died 1997); daughter, Karen; parents, Fred and Gladys Paulson; brothers, Leland and Raymond and his wife Ruth Paulson; sister, Ione B…

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Nicholas took an angel’s hand and went to heaven on March 21, 2021. Nick was a gentle soul known for his Heart of Gold, Infectious Laugh, and Unfailing Faith in our Lord Jesus. He always considered others’ feelings and was there to encourage and help, often before being asked. He loved hikin…

Monday, March 29, 2021

Howard E. Harmon was born June 6, 1939 to Howard and Elma Harmon in Minneapolis, MN. He passed away February 18, 2021 in McAllen, TX. Preceded in death by his parents and son, Howard S. “Sonny.” Howard married Carol Ann Warn on August 9, 1958. He was employed for 30 years with Control Data a…

Friday, March 26, 2021

Irene Grace Markley (Rehling), 72, of St. Paul, passed peacefully on March 19, 2021. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Lois Rehling (Graham). Irene cherished childhood summers with family at Cass Lake. She attended St. Cloud State University, where she made many lifelong friends. Iren…

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Leo J. Croteau, age 96 of Champlin, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2021 surrounded by his family. Leo was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and dog lover. He was born October 1, 1924 in Elk River to Frank and Melvina Croteau. Leo was a long- time employee …

Monday, March 22, 2021

Born May 17, 1934 in Red Wing, Gary grew up on a farm near Lake City and graduated high school there in 1952. He died March 3, 2021 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife Karen; his son David and daughter Debra (Doug); grandchildren Cory and Chris Konter and his brother Howard. Gary re…

Gordon W. Seymour Gordon W. Seymour, age 83, of Isanti, passed away March 18, 2021. Arrangements by Strike Life Tributes Funeral and Cremation Services, (763)444-5212. StrikeLifeTributes.com

Geraldine K. Schuler passed away peacefully at her home in North Branch on March 16, 2021. Geraldine is survived by her son, Eric; daughter-in-law, Melissa; grandchildren, Dalton, Sarah, Morgan, and Devin. A Celebration of Life will be held in late May. Condolences can be left at www.grandst…

Friday, March 19, 2021

Theresa Ubl (Kertz) Theresa Ubl (Kertz), age 71, of East Bethel, passed away March 18, 2021. Arrangements by Strike Life Tributes, (763)444-5212. StrikeLifeTributes.com

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Lenore Cranston Johnson, 91, of Anoka, MN, born in Grey Eagle Township, Todd County, MN on July 25, 1929, died in Anoka, MN on March 14, 2021. Farmer’s daughter, high school valedictorian, Macalester College, University of Minnesota class of 1951. Observed and studied the new kindergartens i…

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Dean passed away at home on March 11, 2021. He was born in Mpls. to Ann and Jack Warden. He was one of the founders of Ace Solid Waste and was a member of American Legion Post 622 of Elk River. He is survived by his wife Delores and children Don Warden, Sue Warden, Jerry Varichak (Annette), …

Monday, March 15, 2021

Virginia Hutchison, 82, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep with her daughters by her side on Dec. 20, 2020 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s. Preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Robert; her parents David and Elsie Freedland and brother David Jr. She is surv…

Monday, March 08, 2021
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Gary Jerome Fagre, 52, of Palmer, IA, died Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Unity Point – Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Briggs Woods Conference Center, 2501 Briggs Woods Trail, Webster City, IA. A celebration …

Monday, March 01, 2021
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Donald “Don” Lawerence Baldwin, 83, of Coon Rapids, MN passed away peacefully with family by his side on February 22, 2021. Don was a sweet soul born on November 2, 1937 in Minnesota, the son of Joseph and Dorothy Baldwin. Survived by his brother Roy Baldwin and sister Lorraine Esler; childr…

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Carol Jensen, retired RN, passed from this life on February 13, 2021 at age 72 during a short hospitalization for an ongoing heart condition. Her loving husband and children were nearby. She was the first-born of WWII Navy vet Wilfred ‘Bill’ Port of St. Paul and wartime ammo plant worker Mar…

Monday, February 22, 2021

It is with deep sadness that the siblings of Raymond announce his passing. Raymond, 61, was a 1977 graduate of Fridley High School. He worked at many different jobs and was always willing to help out anyone who needed it. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Irene, his grandpar…

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Clarice Maxine (Brown) North, 86, born in New Rockford, ND to Rev. C. Maxwell Brown and Dorothy (Unkenholz), passed away of cancer on January 28, 2021. Maxine was married to C. Lawrence North in 1954, for 66 years. Maxine is survived by her husband, Larry, Lakeville, MN; Scott (Robin), Randy…

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Dr. Charles William Nichols, age 90, of Nowthen, Minnesota passed away on Friday at 8:20 p.m., February 12, 2021, at home with his family. Charles was born November 23, 1930.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Larry E. Graham of Anoka, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the age of 83. Larry was born on November 7, 1937 in Chokio, Minnesota to Verle and Fern (Miller) Graham. Larry was a mechanic who owned and operated Graham’s Skelly and Graham’s of Anoka for fifty y…

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Douglas Patrick Lawrence, 78 , of Coon Rapids, MN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the ARK on the River in Anoka Minnesota. He was born October 5, 1942 at St. Mary's Hospital in Minneapolis to Ralph and Irene Lawrence. Douglas was infant baptized and confirmed in the…

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Barbara M. Meacham, age 91, died Feb 2, 2021 in Anoka, Minnesota. Born Feb 16, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Roy Bernard Johnson and Ruth Marty Johnson. Graduated from Anoka High School in 1947. Graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1951 and worked as a primary school teacher for…

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

“Just think of stepping on shore and finding it heaven, of touching a hand and finding it God’s, of breathing new air and finding it celestial, of waking up in glory and finding it home!” (Don Wyrtzen, 1971) This was the experience of Jerry Chewning, age 78-1/2, on Friday, November 6, 2020 a…

Friday, January 29, 2021

Florence T. Peterson, age 93 of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully January 25, 2021. Preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; son, Martin; nine siblings and granddaughter, Ashley. Survived by children, Scott (Belinda), Randy (Jackie), Bradley (Tammy), Kevin, Chris (Chris), Kelly (Dave) Em…

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Lynn Warner (nee Chommie), 70, passed away on January 22, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by those she loved. Lynn was born on October 15, 1950 to Edward and Phyllis Chommie and grew up in a house that her father built in Coon Rapids. She dedica…

Monday, January 25, 2021

Everett H. Benson, age 88 of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully looking up at Heaven on January 21, 2021. Everett was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who was loved by many. Preceded in death by his parents, Hjalmer and Lillian; brother, Kenneth Benson; sisters, Bet…

Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Joseph Wayne Anderson passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep on January 3, 2021 at the age of 70 from heart failure. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, Mary’s parents, aunts, uncles, sister Jerrilyn, and nephew Matthew. He is survived by his wife Mary (Kay),…

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Elaine Alyce Merrick, 88, of Brookdale Memory Care Community in Charlotte, NC, died peacefully on January 19, 2021. Elaine was born on April 12, 1932 in Red Wing, MN, the daughter of the late Rev. Clifford and Hazelle Lindberg. She graduated from North High School in Worcester, MA in 1950. U…

Monday, January 18, 2021

Rev. Richard “Dick” Krogen, age 84, of Blaine, MN, moved on to his heavenly home on January 14, 2021. A native of Grand Forks, ND, Richard lived in Minnesota for much of his adult life, graduating from Concordia College, St. Paul, MN, where he met the love of his life, Lorna. Richard went on…

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Roger O. Streich, age 74 of Andover, MN, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2021. A celebration of his life will be held at Roger’s Auto Body (13530 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304) on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 12-5 p.m. Burial at a later date.

Vernon E. Paquette, age 94, of Coon Rapids, passed away January 9, 2021, due to complications resulting from Covid-19. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Alberta and son, Mark. Survived by sons, Gordy, Tim (Marina) and …

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Kermit A. Irwin, age 97, passed away January 6, 2021 of natural causes. He was a long-time resident of the St. Francis/Isanti area. He is survived by one sister Joyce Williams, two children Don (Poppy) Irwin and Patricia Swanson, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four great-great…

Friday, January 08, 2021

Larry Welch, 56, of Andover passed away on January 5, 2021, with family by his side. His journey began on March 31, 1964 in Wadena, MN. After growing up in Wadena, he married his wife Julie on June 10, 1989 and they settled together in Andover, MN, to raise their family and build their life …

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Terry Gene Overacker, Sr., age 63 of Andover, born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and raised in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, passed away due to complications of Covid-19 on Friday, January 1, 2021, in the presence of loved ones. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and frien…

Monday, January 04, 2021

Gladys E. Holm-Kottschade, age 92 of Coon Rapids, passed away on December 15, 2020. Gladys was born in Henning, MN on December 27, 1927. Preceded in death by husband, Tony. Survived by daughters, Diane (Perry) Scalzo and Sharon Carder; son, Bryan (Nicole Evans) Kottschade; grandchildren, All…

Monday, December 28, 2020

Paul Amundson Paul Amundson, age 84, of Cambridge, formerly of Fridley, passed away Dec. 22, 2020. Arrangements by Strike Life Tributes Funeral and Cremation Services, (763)689-2070. StrikeLifeTributes.com

Karen L. Bakken Karen L. Bakken, age 71, of St. Francis, passed away Dec. 24, 2020. Arrangements by Strike Life Tributes Funeral and Cremation Services, (763)444-5212. StrikeLifeTributes.com

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Laverne “Dolly” Marie Thompson, age 91, of Ramsey, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Dolly was born July 18, 1929 in Minneapolis. Dolly is preceded in death by her loving husband Dave. Dolly is survived by her children, Bruce (Lyn) Thompson, Kay Thompson, and Tim (Lynn)…

Monday, December 21, 2020

George K. Lobb, of Elk River, passed away December 20, 2020. George was born September 22, 1943 in Winnebago, MN. George was a barber for 50 + years and drove school bus for 15 years. George is survived by his loving wife, Carol; son, George, daughter-in-law, Elizabeth; granddaughters, Arian…

Friday, December 18, 2020

Kendall Leroy Benson, of Anoka, passed away on November 8, 2020 at the age of 87. He was born May 3, 1933 in Mora, Minnesota to parents Alfred and Gladys Benson. Ken graduated from Anoka High School in 1951 and after joined the United States Air Force, in which he served during the Korean Wa…

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. at the Josiah Center, 1600 Gervais Avenue, Maplewood. Per State of Minnesota Covid restrictions distancing space, numbers restrictions and use of masks are mandatory. Lyle was a postal…

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Mary Lela (Geisinger) Tronson, age 77 of Andover, Minnesota passed away on December 8, 2020 in St. Louis Park from COVID-19 complications. Born May 6, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Floyd Michael Geisinger and Thelma Irene Hall. She was preceded in death by her fathe…

Monday, December 14, 2020

Terry Ray Lindquist, 76, of Andover, MN passed away on Dec. 6, 2020. Terry is survived by Lola, his loving wife of 50 years; his son Jason (Brenda); daughter Tara (Seth) and all his wonderful grandchildren; his aunt Barb; many cousins, nieces, nephews, family, friends, co-workers and neighbo…

Friday, December 11, 2020

Wallace I. Tharp Wallace I. Tharp, age 91, of St. Francis, passed away Dec. 10, 2020. Arrangements by Strike Life Tributes Funeral and Cremation Services, (763)444-5212. StrikeLifeTributes.com

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

James A. Biers, 1935-2020, was called home quietly, early Monday, December 7, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. As he said the Saturday prior, “The fight is over.” James, known as Jim by close friends and family, met each day with a smile. He adored his wife, Donna, and they enjoyed 55 …

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Mary Lou Craig Sage (nee Bennett), age 91, formerly of Anoka and Grand Rapids, died December 6, 2020 at Centracare Monticello Care Center. Mary Lou was born in Minneapolis on May 13, 1929 to Harry C. and Genevieve (Ramacher) Bennett. She graduated from Anoka High School in 1947. Mary Lou wor…

In Memoriam

Monday, February 17, 2020
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1-1-1932 to 2-17-2004 May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear how much w…