Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Marguerite Eleanor Sellman died February 11, 2018, at Brask Haven Assisted Living near Spring Lake where she had resided for the last five and a quarter years. Marguerite is survived by her sister, Doris Lundeen of St. Croix Falls, WI; brother Karl Warren Magnuson of Washington State; sons C…

Monday, February 12, 2018
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Cheryl passed to God’s care on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the age of 71 years. She was born on September 8, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN to Russell and Laverne (Munson) Hawkinson and was baptized in October 1946 at Fish Lake Lutheran Church. Cheryl and her sister Nola lived with their grandpare…

Monday, February 05, 2018

Glenn E. Johnson, age 84, of North Branch passed away February 2, 2018 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West in Cambridge. Glenn Edward Johnson was born June 20, 1933 at home in North Branch Township, Isanti County, Minnesota. Glenn was baptized and then confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church i…

Lillian Olson of Rush City passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Lino Lakes Assisted Living where she has lived for the past three and a half years. She was 98 years old. Lillian Maria Webber was born on April 17, 1919 to Charles P. and Emma J. (Polk) Webber in Pinetown To…

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Allen Everett Ekstrom, prominent successful North Branch farmer was born to Albert and Emmy (Johnson) Ekstrom on the family farm south of North Branch on March 18, 1925. He passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center in Wyoming at age 92. At the age of 1…

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Joyce E. Keacher, age 93 of Stacy, Minnesota, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Joyce was an active member of the Stacy community, where she and her late husband, J. Wilfred were lifelong residents. She was a member of the Stacy Homemakers, Stacy Lions Club, and was active with Wyoming United …

Monday, January 29, 2018

Arline Joan Sperl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 27, 1933 to parents Carl and Adele Laudon. She passed away on January 25, 2018 in Chisago City, Minnesota. Arline married James George Sperl on June 28, 1958. She is preceded in death by her husband James; her parents; her sister …

Thursday, January 25, 2018

M.L. (Mel) Aslakson, age 79 of Stacy, MN, departed unexpectedly January 23, 2018. He was born November 26, 1938 at home in Minneola Township, MN to Joseph and Josephine (nee Timmerberg) Aslakson. A 1956 graduate of Red Wing High School, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Un…

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Donald Michael Paul, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 22, 2018. He was born on September 15, 1952; he was the second born son of Donald and Jeanne Paul and grew up on a farm in Centerville with his nine siblings Kathy, Dennis, Cheryl, Steve, Genny, Frank, Debbie, Jim, and L…

Gerald J.G. Ledin, age 89 of Brooklyn Park, formerly of North Branch, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Gerald was born on April 21, 1928 in Lindstrom to parents, Glen and Laura (Storm) Ledin. He attended Lindstrom schools, graduating in…

Monday, January 22, 2018

Victoria L. Nelson, 67, of Eureka Township, Polk County, WI and formerly of Almelund, MN, passed away at the St. Croix Regional Medical Center on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Victoria was born on July 25, 1950 in Stillwater, MN to Vernon and Lois (Janilla) Dahl. Victoria leaves to celebrate h…

Doris Lofgren of Rush City passed away at Pillars Hospice in Oakdale on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 95. Doris Ellen Daw was born August 13, 1922 to Charlie and Nora (Gehl) Daw. She was the second child and first girl to join that family. She was so close to her older brother, Ha…

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Genevieve Keocher, age 93 of Stacy, Minnesota, passed away on January 18, 2018. She was born in Askov, Minnesota on January 25, 1924 to parents Nick and Hazel Larsen. Genevieve is preceded in death by her husband Leonard, son Melvin Koecher, daughter Hazel Richardson, grandson Fritz Koecher,…

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Arlys Smith, age 74 of Ramsey, passed peacefully with her family at her side on Jan. 15, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Inga Swanson; siblings, Violet, Elaine, Gloria, Marlo, Delbert, Ernie, Verlyn and Larry. Survived by husband of 50 years, Douglas; sons, Kelly and Brian; gran…

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mary Malchow of East Rush Lake passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 69. Mary Kathryn Malchow was born April 18, 1948 to Sigmund and Irene (Anderson) Malchow in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended and graduated from Columbia Heights High School. She started he…

Jacqueline “Jackie” R. (Gendreau) Patton, age 69, of North Branch, died peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 at home with her faithful husband by her side from complications of diabetes and several strokes. Jackie was born on June 5, 1948 in Minneapolis to parents, Philip and Elizabeth (Sc…

Dennis Johnson, age 67 of Forest Lake, passed away surrounded by family on January 13, 2018. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Phyllis; siblings, Doug Johnson, Joan Johnson. Survived by daughters, Tricia (Steve) Burt, Brenda (Dan) Boe, Denise (Scott) Carlson; their mother, Mary Johnso…

Monday, January 08, 2018

Everett B. Pearson, age 94 of North Branch, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at Bickford Assisted Living in North Branch. Everett was born on June 18, 1923 in North Branch to parents, Norton and Alma (Benson) Pearson. He attended and graduated from North Branch High School. Everett ser…

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Joanne C. (Hitchcock) Carlson, age 84 of North Branch and formerly of Hibbing died in Phoenix, AZ, Dec. 31, 2017 at Mission Palms Care Center. A memorial service is being planned for the Spring of 2018. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood, MN.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Steven Waters of Rush City died very unexpectedly Tuesday December 26, 2017 while driving his semi-truck near Northfield, MN at the age of 64. Steven Douglas Waters was born September 30, 1953 to John and Elizabeth “Betty” (Banicki) Waters in Mankato, Minnesota. Growing up Steve lived in Bro…

Friday, December 22, 2017

Harvey G. Lindstrom, of Pine City, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at home surrounded by family. He was 75 years old. Harv was born on August 22, 1942, at the Rush City Hospital, to Paul and Emma (Boeck) Lindstrom. He was the oldest of five sons and attended elementary school in…

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Jean Schultz of Rush City passed away at Ecumen of North Branch on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the age of 95. Jean Claire Overmann was born October 31, 1922 to Alfred and Mary (Squires) Overmann on their farm in Rushseba Township. When Jean was two-years-old, they moved into Rush City, whe…

Monday, December 18, 2017

Alton Edward Splittstoser, age 97, of North Branch passed away December 14, 2017 at GracePointe Gables East in Cambridge. Alton was born on August 1, 1920 to Edward and Elsie (Stein) Splittstoser in North Branch Township. He was the youngest in a family of five. He was baptized and confirmed…

Robert “Bob” Oscarson of Rush City passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center in Wyoming at the age of 75. Robert “Bob” Frank Oscarson was born to Frank and Hazel (Peterson) Oscarson in Rush City, MN in 1942. Bob grew up with his sisters Joyce (Seale) …

George Claude Anderson, age 84 of North Branch, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Bickford (formerly Gracewood) Assisted Living Residence in North Branch after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. George was born January 14, 1933 on the family farm south of North Branc…

John Ploetz of Harris, known as owner/operator of Lofgren Trucking of Rush City, passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Hennepin County Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident at Stark. John Charles Ploetz was born on December 4, 1942 in Winona, Minnes…

Allen “Phil” Fillmore Engmark, age 90, of Sunrise passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Cherrywood Pointe Assisted Living in Forest Lake. Phil was born March 10, 1927 in North Branch and grew up in the Stark and Fish Lake area, graduating from North Branch High School in 1945. Follow…

Delores “De” Millicent Engmark, age 87, of Sunrise passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. De was born March 31, 1930 in Sunrise Township and grew up on the family farm in Sunrise. After graduating from North Branch High School in 1948, De moved to t…

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Douglas “Skip” Harvey Johnson, age 84 of North Branch, died on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Skip was born in Erskine, Minnesota on September 25, 1933 and graduated from high school in 1951, after which he served in the 1950s in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee abroad, including in Morocco. During th…

Monday, December 11, 2017

John Ploetz of Harris passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Hennepin County Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident at Stark. John is survived by his wife Joanne Ploetz of Harris; children Corey (Michelle) Ploetz of Henderson, Nevada, Christina (Ken) H…

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Wilton Palmer Johnson was born on October 29, 1930 near Grove City, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Arndahl Lutheran Church and graduated from Grove City High School in 1948. He married Gardella Beiber in 1951. They were blessed with three children and a marriage that lasted for …

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Zeth G. Knyphausen, age 28, of Stacy, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 27, 2017 while on a fishing trip with his special friend Melissa doing what they loved to do on Upper Red Lake near Bemidji. Zeth was born in St. Paul on November 23, 1989 to parents, Terry and Dawn (Jones) Knypha…

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Linda (Wilson) (Schramm) Heinrich, age 77, formerly of Traverse City, MI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. Linda was born on November 6, 1940 in Central Lake, Michigan to the late Gilman and Netti (Bradshaw) Wilson. She married Herbert Charles Sch…

Monday, November 27, 2017

Laurel “Bud” Friedstrom of Stanchfield passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at GracePointe Crossing-Gables West in Cambridge at the age of 83. Bud was born in Rush Point, Minnesota on January 8, 1934, the youngest of four children to Charles and Eunice Friedstrom. He attended District 2…

Randy Eggers, age 60 of Forest Lake, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Irvin and Georgia. He is survived by the love of his life, Marlys; children, Sheana Durnil, Heather (Eric) Moffit, Randy (Hannah) Eggers, Jr., Tina (Derek) Kaba…

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Julie Biggins-Christian passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at her home in Pine City, MN at the age of 94. Julia “Julie” was born November 4, 1923 to John and Bertha (Mohr) Resch November 4, 1923 in Nessel Township, MN. Julie attended school in Rush City, MN and graduated from Rush City …

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

George was born in St. Paul, MN on July 15, 1922 to George F. Poulsen and Jennie M. Poulsen. He attended Riverside Grade School, Monroe High School and the School of Technology at the University of Minnesota. He lived in Highland Park in St. Paul until he married Jeanette Anderson. Their son…

Donna Vern Johnson of Taylors Falls passed away on November 11, 2017 just short of her 83rd birthday. Donna was born at home in Amador Township on December 17, 1934 to Charlie and Edna (Anderson) Thorsell. Donna’s faith was an integral part of her life. She was baptized, confirmed, and a lif…

Monday, November 13, 2017

James “Jim” Martin of Rush City passed away peacefully Thursday, November 9, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and caring staff at Abbott Northwestern Heart Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 77. James Floyd Martin was born August 15, 1940 to John and Viola (Morin) Martin in Minneapoli…

Alma Ohnstad of North Branch passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 88. Alma Louise Rice was born on March 30, 1929, one of six children born to Guy and Jewel Rice, in Cleveland, Texas. Alma graduated from Cleveland, Texas Public Scho…

Marlene “Missy” L. Gertz, age 68 of North Branch, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at her residence. Marlene was born on October 31, 1949 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to parents, Byron and Vanda (Jones) Leland. She attended North Branch Grade School and High School, graduating in 1967. M…

Friday, November 10, 2017

Donna Mae (Stepp) Pierce, of North Branch, went to live with the Angels in Heaven on November 8, 2017. Donna passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Donna started working in her family’s business as a young girl in Marshall, MN; then moved to North Branch, MN, continuing to…

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Cathy M. (Beil) Nicklason, age 66 of North Branch, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Our Lady of Peace Home in St. Paul Cathy was born on August 8, 1951 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to parents, Joe and Orpha (Savage) Johnson. She graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1969. After high …

Monday, October 30, 2017

Barbara Lee of Harris passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Hospital-Fairview in Minneapolis. Barbara Ann Lee was born to Edward and Margaret (Brooks) Lee on July 29, 1953 in Cambridge, Minnesota. After graduation from high school, Barbara attend…

Raymond Mead passed away very unexpectedly at his home in Pine City Wednesday, October 17, 2017 at the young age of 54. Raymond Clark Mead was born to Willis and Sylvia (Olsen) Mead on May 19, 1963 in St. Paul, Minnesota. After graduation from Pine City High School, he attended Pine Technica…

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Kathryn E. Schmaltz passed away on October 21, 2017 at age 94. Resident of Ecumen, North Branch for 10 years. She lived and worked in the North Branch/Stark/Cambridge area for 60+ years. In addition to being a wife, mother and homemaker, she held many jobs throughout her lifetime including d…

Monday, October 23, 2017

Barbara Lee of Harris passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 20, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Hospital-Fairview in Minneapolis. Reverend Amanda Applehans will officiate at funeral services for Barbara Lee at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28 with a time for friends to gather for visitati…

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Anthony “Tony” Debevec was born May 29, 1946 in Greenwood, Wisconsin to Anton and Frances (Baskovec) Debevec. Tony graduated from Greenwood High School in 1964. He then moved to Minnesota and served his country in the US Army from 1965 through 1967. After his military service, Tony started h…

Friday, October 13, 2017

Gerald M. “Jerry” Koecher, passed away at 2 p.m. on October 10, 2017. Born to Otto and Gertrude Koecher in Cambridge, Minnesota on January 22, 1953, and grew up in rural Stacy.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Russell “Rusty” Fletcher of Harris passed away at Cambridge Medical Center on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the age of 84.Russell Keith Fletcher was born May 8, 1933 on his family’s dairy farm in Vergas, Minnesota to LeRoy and Eunice (Evey) Fletcher.Growing up, Rusty would help with assorted …