Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Richard Bromert, age 71 of Forest Lake, passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Emma; sister, Sheila Boulais. Survived by wife, Janice; sons, Jeff (Molly), Kevin (Katie); grandchildren, Madelyn, Benjamin, Emily, Mason; siblings, Roxy Morrison, Judie…

Monday, March 18, 2019

Debbie Ann Shearen passed away on March 15, 2019. She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Debbie was born October 20, 1951 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leo A. Nontelle (Sharky) and Norma A. Nontelle, her husband Jim, and her son, Jimmy. She is…

On February 7, 2019, Thomas Michael Mills left this life to be with the family and friends that left before him. Thomas Michael Mills was born to Robert and Audrey Mills on June 13, 1941 in Mendota, MN. Tom was the oldest of five children. He graduated from Forest Lake High School. Tom met h…

Cassandra Ortenblad Kernstine, age 60, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2019 in the arms of her loving husband, Kemp, after a brief battle with leukemia. She was born on July 1, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Warren and Patricia Ortenblad and is preceded in death by her mother, father a…

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Avalon Okerson, age 89, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2019. Preceded in death by sisters, Corrine (Arthur) Erickson Jones, Shirley Miller; niece, Kathe Onishi. Survived by sister, Lenore (Eugene) Wheeler; brothers-in-law, Harold Miller, Robert Jones; nieces and…

Monday, March 11, 2019

James “Jim” Broede passed away at his home in Forest Lake on March 5, 2019. He was 83. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Broede; son, Jack Meline; grandson, Josh Meline and his parents, EG and Blanche Gruner. He is survived by his beloved fiancé, Maria Cristina Sedda; sister, Barba…

Alan “Mike” Welch, age 84, of Forest Lake passed away surrounded by family on March 8, 2019. Preceded in death by siblings, Rejene, Pat, Bud. Survived by loving wife of 40 years, Linda; children, Michael (Deb), Daniel (Laura Samuelson), Melissa Kordosky (Sean Buckingham); grandchildren, Joe,…

Friday, March 08, 2019

Dolores Peterson, age 85 of Scandia, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 7, 2019. Preceded in death by brother, Roger Smith. Survived by devoted husband of 63 years, Donald; children, Tamara (Chris), Todd (Jayne), Lisa (Steve) Brown; grandchildren, Andrew, Emily (Bri…

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Margaret “Meg” Kathleen Nelson Maurer, 21, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, died unexpectedly on March 5, 2019. She was traveling on spring break to hike in Georgia with her college friends when a freak accident occurred involving a runaway semi-truck tire. A Newcomb Scholar honor student about to…

Fred Wortman, 91, of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, formerly of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully on Feb. 14, 2019 surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 65 years, two brothers and one brother-in-law. He is survived by one son, Chris; his wife, Su…

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

H. Ann Ruggles, age 83 of Forest Lake, passed away on March 3, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Howard; son, Paul; brother, John Borneman. Survived by children, Peter (Janice Devine-Ruggles), Sue (John) Coy, Thomas (Cynthia), Patricia (Jack) Alberg; grandchildren, Andrew (Sheila), Dorea (…

Friday, March 01, 2019

Dan Marx of Scandia, MN met the Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the age of 92 years old. He is now at peace with his wife Margaret of 60 years. Dan was born November 22, 1926 to George and Evelyn Marx in St. Paul Minnesota. Dan is survived by children, Matthew Marx (Sue), Sandra Macle…

Friday, February 22, 2019

Ron Rebeck, age 75 of North Branch, joined his Heavenly Father on February 18, 2019. A Celebration of Ron’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 9th with visitation one hour prior at Lakes Free Church, 29620 Olinda Trail, Lindstrom.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Kari A. Adkisson, age 44 of Cambridge, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 18, 2019 at her residence. Kari was born on December 30, 1974 in Cambridge to parents Roger and Marcelyn (Wilcox) Adkisson. She attended schools in North Branch and graduated in 1993. Kari attended Cambridge …

Monday, February 18, 2019

Carol Tessier, age 86 of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 15, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph; siblings, Melvin Schultz, Pat Schultz, Betty Jane Mollner, Audrey Bergum, Rosemarie Beier, Jackie Frankot, Charles Schultz. Survived by children, Marg…

June Milligan passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2019 in Forest Lake, MN. Preceded in death by husband Raymond, daughter Sandra, son Jerry, brother Russell, and parents Russell and Inez. She is survived by 10 children, Raymond Jr. (Sue), Cheryl, Cary (Mary), Larry (Nancy), Colleen (Joe), Cor…

Marjorie “Marge” Sygulla, age 74, of Columbus, Minnesota, formerly of Independence, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Marge was united in marriage on June 13, 1964 to Jerry Sygulla. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her including her beloved husband, Jerry; chil…

Thursday, February 14, 2019

To remember a father, great friend and my fishing buddy. We will always love and think of you.

Sylvia “Syl” Kolstad passed away in Forest Lake, Minnesota surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle against COPD on February 11, 2019. Sylvia was born in Eveleth, MN to Michael and Mary Anich. She was the sixth of eight children, with five older sisters and two younger broth…

Monday, February 11, 2019

Dean Dietrich, age 78 of Scandia, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 8, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, George and Dora; siblings, Marion (Bob) Meirhaeghe, Lloyd Dietrich; brother-in-laws, Doug Johnson, Glenn “Sonny” Johnson. Survived by wife, Lois; children, Laurie …

Carol Ann Lubovich (Gruetzmacher), age 70 of Forest Lake, MN, died in peace at her home with family/hospice care on February 7, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Gruetzmacher; and brother Richard Gruetzmacher. She will be missed by her husband of 45 years, Tom Lubovich; he…

Friday, February 08, 2019

Mary Lou Patterson, age 83 of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 6, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Emma Cook. Survived by husband, James Patterson Jr.; children, Todd (Anna) Jeans, Tara (David) Schultz, Heather (Darin) Heller, Amy Burks, Ja…

Friday, February 01, 2019

Deb I. Colleen Deb. I. Colleen, age 64, of Ham Lake, formerly of New Ulm, passed away Jan. 29, 2019. Arrangements by Mattson Funeral Home, (651)464-3556. www.mattsonfuneralhome.com

Monday, January 28, 2019

Mary E. Mellgren-Crouse, age 85 of Forest Lake, Minnesota, died peacefully Friday, January 25, 2019. Mary was the office manager at Lake Office Equipment in Forest Lake for over 15 years. She was a volunteer mainstay of the community. Until a week prior to her death, Mary could be found at a…

Friday, January 25, 2019

Earl W. Buys, 69, passed away on January 8, 2019. A graduate of Forest Lake High School and University of Minnesota, “The Big E” possessed stupendous musical talents. Fluent in five languages, with an omni-encompassing English vocabulary, he toured the world performing and directing. He resi…

Monday, January 21, 2019

Gladys Kuitunen, age 88 of Wyoming, formerly of Forest Lake, passed away on January 18, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Dr. Forest Lake. The family will be greeting friends one hour prior to the service.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Leonard “Len” Theuer, age 83 of Forest Lake, Minnesota, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 13, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dolores “Dee”; daughters, Debbie Green, Judy Bednarek, Cheri Dixon; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Katherine Schroeder, Otto…

Monday, January 14, 2019

Gloria Kowarsch, age 80, of Forest Lake, MN passed away on January 8, 2019. She is now at peace after battling much illness. She will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Gloria was a VFW auxiliary member for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, farming and fishing. She w…

Friday, January 11, 2019

Bradley F. Olson, age 76 of Chisago City, MN, passed away on January 7, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Sadie Olson and his brother Warren Olson. Survived by his wife Myrtie Olson, his sons Mark (Lorie) Olson and Bruce (Jill) Olson and daughter Debra Ham. He has nine …

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Rollie B. Nelson Rollie B. Nelson, age 97, of Wyoming, passed away Jan. 6, 2019. Arrangements by Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, (651)464-3556. www.mattsonfuneralhome.com

Monday, January 07, 2019

Joe Preiner, age 75 of Red Wing, formerly of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was preceded in death by parents, Bernard and Leona Houle Preiner. Survived by wife of 35 years, Dody; children, Debbie (Chuck) Siebert, Donna…

Victor Lee Bowen, 54, of Askov, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2019. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Wyoming United Methodist Church, 5459 E. Viking Blvd, Wyoming, MN. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Tim Pietraszewski, 74, formerly of Forest Lake, passed away on December 26, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Florence; brother in childhood, Joseph. Survived by wife of 52 years, Sandra (DeNault); daughter, Jill (William) King; son, Jason (Jessica) Pietraszewski; grandchildren, …

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Linda Christine (Kienitz) Jensen passed away on December 23, 2018 at the age of 82. Linda was born February 3, 1936 in Rochester, MN to Edward and Helen (Buzzell) Kienitz. Linda married Richard Jensen in 1956 and they went on to raise their four children in Scandia, MN. She was known for bei…

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Marvin LeRoy Bunney, 85, of Ely, formerly of Stacy, MN passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely, MN, surrounded by his family. Marv was born on Feb. 20, 1933 in Michigan, ND to Morris and Alpha (Dahl) Bunney. He married Dona (Storlie) on …

Donna Van Kampen, age 75, of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2018. Preceded in death by husband, Dennis; daughter, Catherine; parents, Ray and Delores Kunshier; twin sister, Delores. Survived by daughter, Laurie (Rick) O’Donnell; grandchildren, Jordan, Caitlin, and Nicholas;…

LouAnn Husfeldt, age 90 of Forest Lake, passed away on December 16, 2018. Preceded in death by husband, Vernon; grandson, Lance; parents, Otto and Laura Jahnke; brothers, Orvin and Gilmore Jahnke. Survived by children, Brian (Linda), Brenda (Kevin) Hanus, Brent (Laurie); grandchildren, Amy, …

Monday, December 10, 2018

Kent E. Wolfe Kent E. Wolfe, age 61, of Stacy, passed away Dec. 5, 2018. Arrangements by Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, (651)464-3556. www.mattsonfuneralhome.com

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Eleanor Elmstrom, age 94 of Forest Lake, passed away December 4, 2018. Preceded in death by husband, Robert; parents, William and Agnes Edquist; great-grandson, Alec Gillson. Survived by daughter, Karen (Fritz) Schuldt; son, Bill (Marlene) Elmstrom; five grandchildren, Susan (Glen) Gillson, …

Galen L Cain Age 93 longtime resident of Forest Lake Died on November 17, 2018 Survived by son Craig, many relatives and friends. Preceded in death by wife "Smitty"; son Jack. Memorial service December 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Parkview United Church of Christ, 3737 Bellaire Ave., White Bear Lake, MN

Monday, December 03, 2018

Dexter Tyrrell, age 86 of North Branch, formerly of Forest Lake, passed away on December 3, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, Russell and Margaret; siblings, Jim, Galen, Dawn Olmschenk, Janet Baumann; wife, Gloria. Survived by son, Wayne (Mary); grandchildren, Melissa (Chris) Dupre, Katie …

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Jeanette “Jan” Ann Erickson, age 85 of Forest Lake, MN, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, November 25, 2018. We are at peace because she is so happy to be in heaven! Jan was born to the late Leonard and Lillian Balcom, in Rochester, MN on April 18, 1933. Jan was a loving, caring, strong woman…

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thelma Myrtle Hintz, age 103, passed away peacefully at the Christian Community Home in Osceola, Wisconsin on November 27, 2018. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Sharon Kangas and stepson Roger Hintz. Visitation Friday, November 30th, 3-5 p.m., Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, MN. The f…

Bennie “Ben” Clark, age 76, passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2018. Ben was born to Irene and William Clark in Platteville, WI on November 5, 1942. He graduated from Lourdes High School, Rochester, MN in 1961. Ben then attended Winona State College; he earned a bachelors in Elementary Educa…

Monday, November 26, 2018

Jackie Elliott, age 80 of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully on her 80th birthday, November 23, 2018. She will be missed. Preceded in death by sons, Scott, Waide; former husband, Ralph. Survived by children, Michael, Sally Rose (Douglas) Howerton, Laine (Alan) Krohnke; grandchildren, Mirand…

Marlene A. Klister (Antonson), age 84 of Wyoming, Minnesota, formerly Cloquet, left this earth for her heavenly home on November 14, 2018 while at Ecumen North Branch Nursing Home. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Dayle C. Klister; daughters, Pamela St…

Barb Olson, age 81 of Forest Lake, peacefully joined her husband, Richard, in heaven surrounded by family on November 14, 2018. Survived by children, Carolyn Ruhle, Rick (Marie Windmeier), Mary, Lori (Charles) Christensen, Lisa (Blair) Rawlings, Cody (Michelle), Wade (Angela), Debbie (Dave) …

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Greg Nase, age 56 of Columbus, passed away on Nov. 17, 2018.

John “Jed” Copham, owner of Brainerd International Raceway, passed away unexpectedly while vacationing in Florida Nov. 11, 2018. He was 46. Jed’s infectious personality and passion for motorsports made him the heart and soul of BIR and resulted in countless close friendships. Racers and fans…

Friday, November 16, 2018

Millie Piasecki, age 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 15, 2018. Mildred was the always attentive and loving mom and matriarch. Millie is preceded in death by husband, Leo; parents, John and Mary Hazeman; siblings, Irene, Lena, Hazel, Dorothy, Robert, Eugene. She is…

In Memoriam

Thursday, February 14, 2019
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To remember a father, great friend and my fishing buddy. We will always love and think of you.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
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You are still in our hearts 10 years after you left us. Happy birthday Jake, we miss you!!