For the month and the year of
January - February - March, 2006
Mlaker Funeral Home
A Family Helping Families
Warren Mlaker, Director
27 South 1st Street Southeast
Cook Mn 55723
Virginia (Landmark) Fagnan 67 of Grantsburg, Wisconsin and formerly
of Cook, Minnesota passed away on March 4, 2006 at her home. She was
born to Ben 61, 1974 & Helen 62,
1979 (Peterson) Landmark on August 12, 1938 at Cook.
survived by her husband Frank Fagnan and her six children; Tony & Lori Fagnan,
Angel & Les DeMaire, Terese & Steven Cimfl, Mark & Ella Fagnan, Frank &
Jo Fagnan and Tom & Tracey Fagnan. Beulah was oldest of her four siblings
including; Larry & Carol 63, 2003 (Grans)
Landmark, Chester Landmark, Margaret 29, 1974 &
Jack Bertolas and Elizabeth & Lyle Hendrickson.
buried at the Riverside Cemetery in Grantsburg.
Mary Finstad, 82,
of Buhl, and formerly of Alango and
Sturgeon Township, died Wednesday (March 29, 2006) at
St. Raphael’s Health Care Center in Eveleth. Mary
was born on October 19, 1923 in Virginia,
the daughter of John and Maria (Berganni)
Beltramo. She grew up in Sturgeon Township and
graduated from Virginia High School in 1941. She served
as a member of the Women’s Army Corps during World War
11. After her honorable discharge in 1946, she married
Theodore Finstad in Virginia on May 31, 1947.
After marriage they lived
in Alango for 35 years, and in 1990 moved to Buhl.
Mary worked in the Park Division for the State of
Minnesota. Her family fondly remembers her as
wonderful cook, and always collecting recipes.
She is survived by her
husband of 58 years, Theodore “Ted”; four sons, Richard
(Lynnette) Finstad of Eau
Claire, WI., Michael (Julie) Finstad of Eagan, Randal (Bao
Finstad of Buhl, and Gordon Finstad of Scottsdale, AZ.,;
1 brother, John (Marge) Beltramo of Hibbing,; 5
Grandchildren: Erik, Rachel, Ben, Brian, and Oliver
Finstad, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and
She is preceded in death
by two brothers, Joseph and
Costanzo Beltramo; and a sister who died in her
youth, Carmella Beltramo.
Funeral arrangements are
with the Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook (218-666-5298)
Memorial services will be at 1:00
PM Saturday (April 8th)
at the Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook. Rev. Reuben Rosnau will be the
officiant. Inurnment will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Buhl..
Mildred H. McDonald, 75, of Mountain Iron, died Monday, March 27,
2006, at her home. She was born May 26, 1930, to William and Helen (VanDerHyde)
Akey in Burnett County, Wis. Mildred grew up in Wisconsin and Virginia.
On June 10, 1949, she married Raymond McDonald in Virginia. Following
marriage they lived at Sand Lake and then made their home in Mountain
Iron in 1959. Mildred was a talented seamstress, did crocheting, enjoyed
reading and her computer in her later years. She loved her Boston
terrier companion “Bowser.”
include daughters, Patricia McDonald of Makinen, and Jean (Mark)
Pohto of Cook; sons, Joseph McDonald of Clarksville, Tenn., Robert
(Sherry) McDonald of Iron, Daniel McDonald (Michelle Anderson) of
Mountain Iron, and Raymond (Connie) McDonald Jr. of Fargo, N.D.; 14
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; mother, Helen Akey of Iron;
brother, James (Wanda) Akey of Arkansas; sister, Cheryl (Kenneth) Maki
preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; her father; sisters, Betty
Jane Ealy, and Joanne Kampf; brothers, William Akey, and Charles Akey;
and a granddaughter, Susan Helen Jourdain.
services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Range Funeral Home in Virginia.
The Rev. Jeffrey Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood
Cemetery in Virginia.
L. Martinson, 59, of Spring Lake Park, Minn., formerly of Buyck,
died Monday, March 27, 2006, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.
born on May 26, 1946, in Cook, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Pnakovich)
Sokoloski. She grew up in Buyck and attended the area schools. She lived
in Virginia for a time, where she worked for the former Cluett-Peabody
Shirt Factory. She married Robert Martinson on Aug. 16, 1970, at St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church in Buyck. They had lived in the Twin Cities
area for many years. Judy had been employed for Honeywell for 32 years.
include her husband, Robert “Bob;” a son, Craig Martinson of Andover,
Minn.; and a daughter, Kimberly Martinson of Fridley; along with
numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
preceded in death by two brothers, Victor Sokoloski on May 27, 1996, and
Paul Sokoloski on March 4, 2001; and a sister, Jeanette who died in
Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church in Buyck. Fr. Larry Antus O.M.I. will be the celebrant.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in
the Forest Home Cemetery in Buyck. Funeral arrangements are with the
Mlaker Funeral Home, Cook.
Chad Bergman, 35, of
Proctor, formerly of Cook, died Wednesday, March
22, 2006, at the University Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis.
His death was due to a sudden,
unexpected complication of a blood disorder.
He was born
September 23, 1970, at St. Louis Park, Minnesota; the son of
Charles “Chuck” and Gail (Hard) Bergman. He grew up in Cook,
where he graduated from High School
in 1989. He is a 1996 graduate of Lake Superior College. He
had a passion for family & friends, fishing, hunting & camping
that was intensified by his experience as a cancer survivor He
married Laura J. Dahl on March 20, 2004, at Detroit Lakes, MN.
Chad, his wife, Laura, and son, Matthew, had recently moved to
the Duluth area to be closer to his family after the death of
his sister Paige Bergman on July 27, 2005. He was employed as a
Respiratory Therapist at St. Mary’s
Duluth Clinic in Duluth.
Chad was a beloved husband, father, son, & brother. He was a
cherished friend to many and brightened every room he stepped
into. His sense of humor and laugh was contagious and he always
had a perfect way of putting difficult situations into
perspective. His ability to live in the moment and
enjoy every minute of life is his
He is survived by his wife, Laura;
step-son, Matthew Bergman, at home; his parents, Chuck and Gail
Bergman of Cook; brother, Seth (Lily
Zurochka) Bergman of Troutdale, OR.; sister Kim (Eric
Anderson) Bergman of Troutdale, OR.; along with numerous special
uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends, and of course his dear pet
Chad is preceded in death by a
sister, Paige Bergman on July 27, 2005;
paternal grandparents, John & Vi Bergman; maternal grandparents,
Delmar & Alice Hard.
Memorial services will be
at 2:00 PM Monday (March 27th)
at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook. Rev. Melissa
Stoller and Brenda
Tibbetts, AIM, will be the officiants
Arrangements are with the Mlaker
Funeral Home in Cook.
Christopher Leo Sarazine 45, of St. Cloud and formerly of Cook
died on March 24, 2006 in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Preceded in death by father, Bernard (Jim) Sarazine. Survived by mother,
Christine (Sarazine) Kuitunen; brothers, Patrick, Michael and Jonathan
Sarazine and Jeffrey (Lynn) Kuitunen; sisters, Bernice (Ron) Thoennes
and Barbara Wellington, his financee, Tamira Grieson; nieces, nephews
and a host of other relatives.
graduated from Roosevelt Sr. High School in Virginia, MN. He was a
Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg.
services at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL (107th Ave. NE and Highway
#65) Wednesday at 1 PM. Visitation from 11 AM until time of services.
Private Interment. Memorials preferred to the Minnesota Raptor Center or
donor's choice. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be deeply
missed. KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL "A Celebraton of Life"
“Donnie” Lee King, 54, of Zim died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at his
residence. Donnie was born Aug. 10, 1951, to Donald and Mabel (Villebrun)
King in Knife River, Minn. He was raised in Nett Lake and Eveleth, where
he attended school. Donnie enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps for three
years. He worked on the oil rigs in Texas as a driller and was a
cultural advisor with the Native American youth in Eveleth. Donnie was
united in marriage to Kathryn Koepke on Oct. 15, 1983, in Virginia.
Donnie was an iron worker and later became a millwright with Local 1348
of Virginia. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, ricing, woodwork and playing
guitar. He also loved to do beadwork and enjoyed spending time with his
children and grandchildren and the quietness of his home life.
include his wife, Kathryn; seven children, Chastity Koepke of St. Paul,
Nicole King of Zim, Wayne King of Zim, Donnie King Jr. of Zim, Jonas
(Cindy) King of Virginia, Eric King of Virginia, Donnie W. King of St.
Cloud, Minn.; numerous grandchildren; two brothers, Roger (Kim) King of
Virginia and Daniel King of Angora; and six sisters, Paulette Salevac of
Sacramento, Calif., Trudy King of Indian Point, Orr, Yvonne (Clint)
Sutton of Hinckley, Minn., Kim (John Beaulieu) King of Angora, Annette
Font of Virginia and Jodi (Mike) Kleinbrook of Minneapolis.
was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister, one
granddaughter and a grandson.
Visitation one hour prior to the 1 p.m. memorial service on Friday at
the Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Deacon Don Goodwin will officiate.
Arrangements are with the Range Funeral Home in Virginia.
Ben B. Wilkin, Sr., 81, of Cook, died Saturday,
March 18, 2006, at the Cook Nursing
Ben was born on January 9, 1925 in Virginia, to
Benjamin and Liisa (Santa) Wilkin. He
lived in Virginia until he enlisted in the Air Force in World War
II., where he served in battles and
campaigns in New Guinea, China, Eastern Mandates, Bismarck
Archipelago, Western Pacific, Southern Philippines, and Luzon. He
flew numerous missions as a ball turret gunner
on a B24 Heavy Bomber, and was awarded the Purple Heart
after being injured on a mission. After his honorable discharge, he
worked at the Hull Rust Mine, the lumber camps in
Cusson, and got his start in the moving
business working for Drieman Moving and
Storage in Virginia. He married Doris Gustafson of Cook on
February 12, 1949 in Cook. Ben and Doris lived in Cook for many
years before moving to Blaine in 1974. Ben worked for North
American Van Lines until he retired in the early 1990’s. He
returned to live in Cook in 2003. Ben loved the outdoors and was
happiest when he was hunting, fishing, and camping, (most often in
the most remote areas.)
Ben is survived by his son, Ben Jr. (Tania) Wilkin of Cook;
daughter Janine (Mike) Nielsen of Coon Rapids; grandsons Jeremy
(Heather) Wilkin of St. Paul, Nathan and Skyler
Wilkin of Cook, Lance Connor of Seattle, WA.,; granddaughter Laura
Nielsen of Coon Rapids; twin Great-Grandsons, Ethan and Carter
Wilkin of St. Paul,; sister, Clara Niemi of Virginia; 14 nieces and
nephews, along with many other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of
54 years, Doris on June 8, 2003; and grandson Steven
Nielsen on April 27, 2002
Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM
Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Cook. Rev.
Randy Swenson will be the officiant. Visitation will be for one
hour prior to the service. Spring interment will be in the Cook
Community Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home
Charles “Chuck” E. Domitz, 81,
of Angora, died Thursday, March 16,
2006, at St. Mary’s Medical Center
in Duluth, with his loving family at
his side. He was a devoted husband,
dad, grandpa and a friend to all.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1925, in
Hulmboldt, Kan., the son of Charles
E. Sr. and Ruby (Hunt) Domitz. He
moved with his family to Joplin,
Mo., where he grew up. Chuck served
in the Navy during World War II, in
the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of
Operations, and was stationed on
many naval vessels. After his tour
of duty, he went to Southern
Minnesota, where he farmed. He then
moved to the Range, where he was
employed for many years as a
millwright in construction. Chuck
worked at setting up large equipment
at various taconite and paper
plants. He married Rosalyn Heikkinen
on April 14, 1956, at Mason City,
Iowa. Soon after marriage, they
settled in Angora, where they had
since resided. He was a member of
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of American Union, Cook
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1757,
and was a past Shrine member and
constable of Alango Township. Chuck
was one of the founding members of
the new millwright union, Local
#1348 in Virginia. He loved
gardening, and was always reading
and learning new things like
locksmithing, hydraulic jack repair,
along with being a ham radio
operator and wood carver. He enjoyed
the outdoors and nature, and liked
feeding the birds and deer.
He is survived by his wife of nearly
50 years, Rosalyn “Rosie”; one son,
Stuart (Judy) Domitz, of Lino Lakes;
two daughters, Charlyn (Chuck)
Childs of Virginia and Gail (Jerry
Lanari) Domitz of Eveleth; two
brothers, LeRoy (Vera Dean) Domitz
of Kent, Wash., and Delmar Dean
(Toni) Domitz of Kansas City, Mo.;
one sister, Doris Jean Gibbs, of
Joplin, Mo.; three grandchildren,
Jason, Adam and Amanda, along with
numerous nieces, nephews and
Memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday
at the Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook,
with the Rev. Reuben Rosnau as
officiant. Military honors will be
accorded by the combined honor
guards of the Cook VFW and Orr
American Legion. Spring interment
will be in Alango Township Cemetery.
Melvin G. Johnson, 89,
of Cook, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at St.
Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.
Melvin was born on
April 10, 1916, at Cook, the son of Christian and
Emma (Newton) Johnson. He grew up in Cook, where he lived
most of his life. He was a painter for American Bridge,
and was a fishing guide for Bill Zup
on Lac La Croix for over 20 years. He married Marie
on December 23, 1936, at Glenwood, Minnesota. They
were long time members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook.
Mel had been a past Mason and Shriner,
and belonged to the Local Painter’s Union. He had built
the house that he and Marie lived in for 68 years. He was
an avid fisherman, and enjoyed
traveling and vacationing with his family.
He is survived by two
daughters, Dorothy Trackler of
Cook, and Donna Sager of Las Vegas, Nevada; eleven
Grandchildren: Jeffery (Nena)
Johnson, Rhonda (Todd) Niemi, Renee (Lloyd) Roethler, Peter
(Kathy) Johnson, Jody (Aaron) Boltjes,
Anthony Grebenc, Fred (Linda) Grebenc, Jessie (Greg
Jahola) Grebenc, Adam
Tessin, Lisa (Duane) Maze, and
Daniel (Anna) Setter; 26 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great
Great Grandchildren, and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his
wife, Marie on April 15, 2005,; one son, Rodney Johnson of
August 3, 2000; one Grandson, Rocky Johnson of November 12,
2004,; six brothers: Clarence “Slim”, Sanford, Clifford,
Leslie, Stanley, and Hilman
Johnson; and two sisters, Ida Howland and Gertrude McIver.
Funeral services will be at
Monday (March 20th) at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Cook. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rev.
Melissa Stoller will be the
officiant. Pam Ruuska
will be the soloist. Spring interment will be in the
Field Township Cemetery.
Arrangements are with the Mlaker
Funeral Home in Cook.
Mickey J. Zallar, 68, of Akeley, MN.,
formerly of Rauch, died unexpectedly of natural causes, at his
residence on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. Mickey
was born on January 10, 1938, at Chisholm,
the son of Martin and Katherine “Katie” (Godec)
Zallar. He grew up in Rauch, and attended school at Orr. He lived
in California for five years, then moved
to Hibbing, where he was a painter for Rayco
Painting and Decorating. Mickey married Betty Hayward in 1961 in
Hibbing, and they were married for over 30 years. He moved to
Minneapolis, where he was a self employed painting contractor for
over 25 years. He bought the Dream-Away Resort on Lake
Beltaine in Nevis in 1992. He has
resided at Akeley the past five years. Mickey loved the Black Hills
of South Dakota, especially trout fishing and panning for gold
there. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed the outdoors,
along with motorcycling. He was a member of the Lions Club, the
Brooklyn Park Fire Department, and the Park Rapids Collector’s
Club. He was civic minded, and sought
involvement to better the communities he lived in.
Mickey was known for his zest for life, and will be sadly missed,
but remembered by the many who knew him.
He is survived by his two sons, Patrick of Nevis, and Daniel of
Mpls.; 1 daughter, Suzette “Sue” Zallar of St. Michaels, MN., the
mother of his children, Betty Mason of Brooklyn Park, MN.; two
brothers, Richard of Wayzata, MN., and Butch (Carol) of Silverdale,;
2 sisters, Jody (John) Chovan of Int’l
Falls and Kathy Zallar of Hopkins, MN.; five Grandchildren: Brandon,
Brook, Jacob, Jimmy, and Amy; along with numerous nieces, nephews,
He is preceded in death by his father, Martin on April
4, 1989, and mother, Katie on March 17, 1990.
of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11: 00
on Saturday, (March 18th)
at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cook. Fr.
Larry Antus OMI will be the celebrant. Visitation will be one hour
prior to the service. St. Mary’s Choir will
sing, and Carolyn Blossom will provide the accompaniment.
The casket bearers will be: Ron Nosie,
Brad Nosie, David Rent, John
Godec, “Slugger” Foss, and Randy
Nosie. The honorary bearers will be:
Keith Pierson, Arnold Lokken and
Interment will be in St. Bridget’s Cemetery in Greaney.
Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
Margaret Anderson, 77, of Maple Street, died
Thursday, March 16, 2006 in St. Mary's Medical Center. She
was born on March 11, 1929 to Gunder and Martha Fosso in
Bear River, Minn. Margaret has been a Duluth resident since
1946 and was a member of AARP, Bear River Lutheran Church
and had attended the Lakewood New Hope Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wilbert
in 2002; and a son, Scott in 2003. She is survived by four
sons, Douglas of Monroe, North Carolina, Mike, Steven and
Kris all of Duluth; a sister, Glennis Anderson of Duluth;
three brothers, Lorry (Beverly) Fosso and Wesley (Debbie)
Fosso, both of Bear River, Minn, and Karl (Ann) Fosso of New
Mexico; three grandchildren, Andrew, Greg and Shaun; four
Visitation:3 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home and
will continue from 10 until the 11 a.m. services Monday.
Burial at Morcom Township Cemetery, Bear River, Minn.
N. Curry, 76, of Mountain Iron died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at the
Virginia Convalescent Center. George was born in Duluth on June 29,
1929, to John and Matilda Curry. He graduated from the Mountain Iron
High School in 1947. He proudly served his country during the Korean
War, as an air traffic controller in the Navy. He was honorably
discharged in 1952. George married Lois Kiiskinen on Aug. 18, 1956. They
made their home in Virginia. He was employed by the Northwestern Bell
Telephone Company, US West, retiring in 1990. Throughout his life,
George was actively involved in many sports pertaining to the youth in
Virginia. He was an active member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church,
especially enjoying the Men In Mission Group. He was a past member of
the Lions Club, and had served on the board of the Range Cooperatives
Federation. He was a member of the American Legion Post 239 in Virginia,
and was a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society. George and
his wife, Lois, enjoyed many years of travel during their retirement.
They were past members of the Winnebago-Itasca Travelers and the
Winnebago Northwoods group. George was a loving husband, father and
grandfather. He was known for his great sense of humor and love of life.
include his loving wife, Lois; two sons, Steven Curry of Eagan, Minn.,
and Patrick (Molly Reber) Curry of Helena, Mont.; a granddaughter,
Chelsey Curry, of Helena, Mont.; a brother, Claude Curry; and several
nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by four sisters, Virginia Curry, Mary (Bert)
Torgersrud, Frances (Bill) Banks and Margaret (Ray) Prater; and his
parents, John and Matilda Curry.
celebration of George’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the
Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Nathan Sager
officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Virginia Honor
Guard. Visitation one hour prior to service. Inurnment will be in
Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Range Funeral Home in
Stewart Olliney, 77, of Chisholm, died Wednesday March 2, 2006, at
the Golden Crest Nursing Home in Hibbing. He was born Sept. 6, 1928, in
Duluth to Wayne and Mabel Maroste. He was preceded in death by his
include one brother, Earl (Norma) Olliney of Casper, Wyo., and children.
Patricia (Ronald Soular) Jacobson of Eagle River, Wis., Katherine (Pete)
Newman of Togo, Minn., Deborah (Wesley) Fosso of Bear River, Charles
(Deb) Olliney of Waucoma, Iowa, Mary (Donald) Scofield of Bear River.
I. Grant, 99, of Hibbing, formerly of Alango, died Monday, March 6,
2006, at the Golden Crest Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 14, 1906,
to Herman and Maria Kristina (Niemala) Makela in Chisholm. She grew up
in the Chisholm and Alango areas. She worked as a beautician before
moving to New York City where she worked as a cook for a doctor. She was
united in marriage to Otto Grant; they lived in New York for several
years before retiring to the Makela family farm in Alango.
include three nieces, Patricia (Victor) Emanuel of Keewatin, Candace
Presley of Washington state, Nancy (Hugh) Steffey of Flagstaff, Ariz.;
several great-nieces and nephews.
preceded in death by her husband, Otto; sisters, Saima Ylatupa and
Jennie Neale; brothers, William and Raymond Makela.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Range Funeral Home in Virginia.
The Rev. Jeffrey Jones will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior
to the service. Burial will be in Alango Cemetery in the spring.
Southworth, 81, of Cloquet, died Saturday, March 4 in Interfaith
Care Center in Carlton, Minn. He was born on Sept. 8, 1924 in Duluth and
was raised by his grandmother and uncle Walter Mattson on 'the farm' on
the Iron Range in Alango, Minn.
his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps, flying out of
Italy as a tail gunner on a B24 bomber. He loved children and after the
war became a school teacher.
Arnelda Krohg while teaching in Bagley, Minn. and they were married on
June 13, 1954. Together they had four children; Scott, Craig, Karyn and
Karla. LeRoy loved to teach; he taught firearms safety, was a Boy Scout
leader, taught summer classes, and during the 1970's he taught evening
English classes for refugees of the Vietnam War. He spent most of his
teaching career in Duluth and retired from teaching in 1987 while at
Stowe Elementary in Gary. He loved the outdoors and until recent years
enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. His passion though was traveling
and sight-seeing and insisted on his frequent 'rides.'
preceded in death by his son Craig; and his sister Marcella (Hank) Koivu
of Virginia, Minn. He is survived by his brother Les Southworth of
Thomson, Minnesota, his sister, Beverly (Harold) Hultberg of Naples, Fla.; his exwife, Arnelda; three children, Scott
(Jean) Southworth of Cloquet, Karyn (Marshall) Peters of Ogilvie, Minn.
and Karla Southworth of Cloquet; three grandchildren, Eric, Amy and
Nicci; one great grandson, Declan; and numerous nieces, nephews and
will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 1000 Washington Ave in Cloquet and
are pending at this time. Arrangements are being made by Northland
Funeral Home in Cloquet, www.northlandfuneral home.com
Coral Wurzel 92, passed away in Florida on February 11, 2006.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth on May 10, 2000 at
the age of 87. She is survived by one son Jacob and his sons
Christopher (Cynthia) Wurzel and Nicholas (Jesse) Wurzel. Jake's
wife Florence "Billie" Wurzel passed away on September 28, 2004 at
the age of 65.
Wurzel taught in the Cook School for many years. Their first
business venture was the Evergreen Cabins two miles south of town on
highway 53. Her husband then owned operated the Wurzel's Dairy Bar.
Jacob is a 1956 graduate of the Cook School.
Don and Muriel--I Just wanted to let you know that my Mom passed
away on February 11th in Florida after a very short illness. The
funeral and burial were in Pittsburgh, as that is where most of the
family still live and where my Dad is buried. I have just returned
from Florida, where I have been taking care of the necessary things
that needed to be done.
You have always been so kind and good about putting things on the
web site, and she and I enjoyed seeing them. She was especially
proud of her walk in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. Really, it was
just a bad cold that took her in the end. Her almost 93 years just
couldn't handle it. I was there and spent the last few days with her
as she grew weaker. She was very peaceful and in no pain, for which
I am very grateful. I thought you would want to know.
Best regards to you both. Jake
Maurice Harold Mallum, 75, Bovey, died Wednesday, March
1, 2006, at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids.
He was born Jan. 21, 1931, to Simon and Hanna (Kangas) Mallum in
Bear River, where he grew up and attended school. On Oct. 8,
1951, he was united in marriage to Hazel E. Mohler in Cohasset,
where they lived for a short time before moving to Grand Rapids
in 1953. In 1958, they moved to their present location in the
Trout Lake area of Bovey. He was employed with U.S. Steel for 33
years, John Deere in Grand Rapids, and as a farmer. He was a
member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Grand Rapids, and the
VFW of Grand Rapids. He was also a member of Our Redeemer
Lutheran Church of Cohasset. He enjoyed his family, camping,
fishing, playing cards and making crafts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Hazel, who
died in 1984; an infant son, Maurice, an infant daughter,
Judith; a grandson, Chad Beer; and a sister, Minerva “Dolly”
He is survived by two daughters, Lynn (Jeff) Liesmaki of Backus,
Minn., and Tammy (Mike) Hewett of Chisholm; two sons, Michael
(Pam) Mallum of Bovey and Bruce (Cheryl) Mallum of Bovey; 11
grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; special friend, Jan
Hawkinson and family; brother, Melvin (Donna) Mallum of
Cohasset; five sisters: Marjorie Cox of Hibbing, Mildred (Harry)
Burwell of Florida, Marlene (Dennis) Newman of Chisholm, Marilyn
(Richard) Stone of Hibbing, and Mavis (Norman) Dahlberg of Iron;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral: Services at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Redeemer Lutheran
Church in Cohasset. The Rev. William C. Zeige will officiate.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Rowe Funeral Home and will
continue for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the
Burial: Will be in Itasca-Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids.
Arrangements are with the Rowe Funeral Home of Grand Rapids
of Pelican Lake-Orr, died
February 19, 2006, at the Virginia
Regional Medical Center. Ted was born to Henry and Katie (Kadyk
) Smith on
April 15, 1919, in Pipestone County, Minnesota. Sadly, his mother
passed away shortly after his birth leaving behind Ted and 5
siblings. He was cared for by people in his community, and retuned
to his home when his father remarried.
At the age of 14 he left home for
Everett, Washington, where his uncle lived. From there he moved on
a farm near Lynden, WA., where he was a
caretaker for 7 years. He then went to Fairbanks, Alaska where he
spent a year and a half supplying Ladd Field with dairy products and
other commodities. He returned to Pipestone and farmed there for
two years. His family had since moved
to Milaca and he rejoined them to received his draft summons. He
served in the Army during World War 11.,
in the European Theater of Operations for nearly 2 years and earned
3 Battle Stars.
Before he left for the war he offered his Ford for sale by placing
an ad in the Mille Lacs
County Times. He met Caroline Kiel who worked there and
helped him with that ad. They were married on
August 14, 1947, in Pease, MN. and
would’ve celebrated 60 years of marriage had he lived until next
summer. To this union were born 3 children: Dale (Robbin)
of Ashland, OR., Jeff (Kristi) of Duluth,
MN., and Sheila (Dean) Stine of Zimmerman, MN.
Ted owned and operated the Milaca Marine until 1981 when Caroline
and he retired to
Pelican Lake, Orr, MN. They have made their home there ever since.
He had many friends and fishing companions. His pontoon was a
fixture on the lake and often a reliable guide for those seeking
He was preceded in death by 6 siblings:
Jennie, Henry, John, Jake, and Al and by his half-brother, Marvin.
He is survived by half brothers: Dan, Maynard and Edward. Also he
has 6 grandchildren: Miles of Corvallis, OR.,
Chase of Ashland, OR., Billy of Duluth, MN., Mesa of Florence,
Italy, Jennifer and Sarah of Zimmerman, MN., as well as numerous
nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by Carrie, his wife. Like others of his
generation he met challenges. He had numerous adventures and saw
many things, yet he always said, “Caroline was the best thing that
ever happened to me.”
There will be a memorial service for Ted at
1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 1st, at the Mlaker Funeral Home in
Cook. Rev. Dallas Smith will be the officiant. Military honors will be
accorded by the combined honor guards of the Orr American Legion Post
#480, and the Cook Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post
#1757. Further notice will follow as the date draws near.
Carrie E. (Ausgaard) Kennedy 97,
passed away February 26, 2006 at Aurora, Colorado She was born
on December 19, 1908 in Virginia , Minnesota. She married Raymond
Kennedy on May 27, 1935 in Virginia. Carrie was a member of the Sand
Lake Chapel for many years, and started their Sunday School with her
father Ralph Ausgaard.
They Lived in the Cook, Minnesota area for
many years and had the Meadow Brook Post Office for 12 years. Was a
member of the Mission Covenant Church in Cook for many years. Their
last home in Cook was a mile and a half south of town on highway 53.
They moved to Colorado in about 1965. She worked at the Glenwood springs hot
pool for ten years and retired around the Denver, Colorado area.
Carrie was preceded in death by her husband Raymond in 1971 at
the age 69, and two sisters Inez & Ruth.
Carrie is survived by three sons, David, Chisholm, Mn., Gordon,
Carlsbad, N.M., and Byron of Reno, Nevada and a daughter Doris
Seline, Aurora, Co. 15 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grandchildren, and
Five Great, Great Grandchildren.
of Gheen, died unexpectedly while logging in the Orr area on
Friday, February 24, 2006.
David was born at
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on February 19, 1952; the son of Albert
and Hazel (Regevig)
Markwardt. He grew up in Orr, where
he played High School Basketball and
graduated in 1970. His family remembers him as a hard
working logger who loved the outdoors and
enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the
First Assembly of God Church in Hibbing. Dave also worked as a
contract mail carrier for the Orr Post Office for over 15 years.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy; one son, David Jr. “Bino”
at home; three daughters, Holly (Faisal)
Raza of Mpls., Jenny (Michael Hoole)
Markwardt of St. Paul, and Lindsey
Markwardt of Duluth; one
stepdaughter, Catherine “Catie”
Ayers of Grand Rapids, MN.; six brothers, Jack (Patty) of
Centerville, VA., Bruce of Ham Lake, MN., James (Sharon) of St.
Cloud, Paul (Heather) of Shoreview, MN., Danny (Carol) of
Bloomington, MN., and Dean (Marlys
Allen) of Cook; two sisters, Judy (Tom) Long of Orr and Linda
(Michael) Vidmar of Britt; five
Grandchildren: Brianna, Kira,
Maleeya, Dustin, and
Kayvon; along with numerous nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles, and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Albert on
October 31, 1961, and mother, Hazel on March 27, 2003.
will be at
1:00 pm Tuesday
(February 28th) at the Orr American Legion Building.
Rev. Randy Williamson, of the First Assembly of God Church in
Hibbing will officiate. Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral
Home of Cook
J. Piccard, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006. A memorial service
will be at 2 p.m. EST Saturday at Holy Comforter Church. Bevis Funeral
Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723
Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the Paul Piccard
Professorship, Florida State University, FSU Foundation, Tallahassee,
Lausanne, Switzerland, he came to the United States at age 2. In 1943 he
enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in the 386th Infantry in
Germany and Japan. In 1945 he returned to the University of Minnesota,
where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1946 and a Master of Arts
in 1948. He married Betty Koalska in 1947, and in 1948 they went to
Texas, where he earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University
moved to Tallahassee in 1953, where he had a one-year appointment at
Florida State University. Forty years later in 1993, he retired from FSU
as a professor of political science. During his tenure on the faculty,
he served as the director of the Honors Program and president of the
University Senate and was a mentor to hundreds of undergraduate
students. He was a proud and loving father of five children, Bob Piccard
of Vermont, Jane Piccard (and husband Hunt Greene) of Minneapolis, John
Piccard (and wife Geraldine) of Tennessee, Mary Vance (and husband
James) of Tallahassee and Ann Piccard (and husband Charles Reischmann)
of St. Petersburg. Other survivors include two brothers, John Piccard of
Pennsylvania and Donald Piccard of Minneapolis; six grandchildren,
Dylan, Chris, Brennan, Liz, Mary and Paul; and two great-grandchildren,
Alex and Zadie
Thanks to Sally Ludlow
for notifying us of Paul's death
Karine Leigh (Seiffert) Melby 34.
After a strong and courageous
battle of 7 years with cancer, Karine passed away peacefully on
February 23, 2006 at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, Wisconsin.
She was born October 19, 1971 in Hayward, Wisconsin to Bruce &
Janice (Anderson) Seiffert.
She is survived by her father and step-mother Bruce & Lisa F.
Seiffert of Drummond, WI; her mother and step-father Janice & Paul
Bernier of Washburn, WI; her brother 1st Lt. Lance W. Seiffert,
USMC, currently stationed in Kanehoe Bay, Hawaii after returning
from his Afghanistan tour January 20, and his wife Lisa Kersey
Seiffert. Karine is also survived by her grandfather, Gordon R.
Anderson of Cook, MN, many aunts, uncles, and cousins from both the
Seiffert & Anderson families, loving step-sisters and step-brothers,
Christyna & Bethany Marks, Evy Ebinol and husband and children, and
Adam and Benjamin Bernier, as well as the extended families of
Karine's step-mother and step-father, all who have learned to love
and admire Karine's unwavering faith and spirit. She is survived
also by her ex-husband David Melby, special friend James Nelson, and
numerous faithful and loving friends cherished from high school and
college days through her 13 years living in the Minneapolis, MN area
and recently at her childhood home in Drummond, WI. Karine was
preceded in death by an infant brother, Nathan Seiffert, her
grandparents Arthur & Bernice Seiffert, her grand-mother Lillian
Anderson, her aunt Karen Anderson Harrison, and several cousins and
friends. For the past 8 months, Karine has been making plans and
looking forward to seeing them again in Heaven along with her Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ. At the same time, she fully believed in
God's miracles, and felt that God could choose to give her many more
years on this earth. Her family considers it a miracle that they
were blessed to have her with them for an extended time even after
her doctors had given up hope of her survival. The extra time God
gave her was a special gift to many people who may not have
otherwise ever known her strong spirit and cheerful attitude.
Karine graduated with honors from Drummond High School in 1989, from
the Lake Owen Wisconsin Wilderness Campus of Philadelphia College of
the Bible also in 1989, from John Brown University of Siloam
Springs, Arkansas with a B.S. Degree in Public Relations and
Business, and from St.Thomas College in St. Paul, Minnesota with an
M.B.A. in Insurance Risk Management in 2000
She was most recently employed by the Hays Group of Minneapolis, an
insurance brokerage and risk management business. She enjoyed the
extensive travel and consulting provided by her career but also made
traveling for pleasure and to visit friends and family a high
priority and averaged a trip each year to somewhere out of the
United States, as she would say, "just because I can." Karine was
well-known for her love of fine things, her style consciousness, and
social and professional achievement, yet she continuously displayed
in her home a simple refrigerator magnet which stated "people are
more important than things".
Although admitting freely to many people in the last few months of
her life that she sometimes had her priorities confused, she became
increasingly aware of a great purpose to her life however long she
lived, and the extreme value of friends, family, and faithfulness to
God. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
Funeral service for Karine
Melby at the Hayward Wesleyan
Wisconsin, 10655 Nyman Avenue, 715-634-4613),
Sunday, 26 February.
Viewing at 2:00,
Service at 3:00.
From highway 63 in
West on highway 77, ½ mile on
left-hand side, Burial in the Cable,
cemetery at 10 Monday, Feb. 27.
John Rainbird, 74,
formerly of Bois Forte-Vermilion, died
Friday, February 24, 2006, at the
Care Center at Red Lake.
He was born on
November 28, 1931, at
Minnesota; the son of Fred Pete John and Mary (Light) John.
He grew up on the Lake Vermilion
Reservation, and attended school in Tower. He was a game
warden for Bois Forte for a short time,
and served in the U.S. Army for four years. He
lived most of his life at Vermilion and at Lac La Croix.
He repaired docks, cabins, did
construction work at Vermilion, and was a fishing guide at
Lac La Croix. Jimmy loved the outdoors, and spent quality
time hunting and fishing.
He is survived by a son, Jerry
Pete John of Duluth; and by his first cousins: Bill Light of
Nett Lake; Alex Pete, Eugene Boshey, Bob Boshey, Jeanette
Degan, Peter Pete, and Gloria
Boshey, all of Bois Forte-Vermilion; Howard Pete and Myrna
Norton both of Duluth, and Linda Pete in Virginia, along
with other relatives living at Lac La Croix, Canada.
will be at
(today) at the Bois Forte Lake Vermilion Center – Tower.
Gilbert Smith will be the spiritual advisor. Visitation will be
one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Pete
Cemetery, Bois Forte Vermilion-Tower. Arrangements are with the
Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
Alango Township, died unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday,
February 23, 2006. He
was born on
February 9, 1924, at Minneapolis, the son of
Seeti and Fannie (Wirtanen)
Luoma. Ray grew up in Chisholm and graduated from Chisholm High
school in 1942.
Raymond worked for Snyder Mining Company of Buhl until he was
called to serve in the
Army during World War 11.
He was stationed in India, where he was a heavy equipment
operator building communication lines. Upon his honorable
discharge he returned to Snyder Mining, where he was employed
for a total of 27 years, until its closing. He was united in
marriage to Joycelyn Johnsen
on June 2, 1951, in Alango. Raymond was also a skilled
carpenter and worked for St. Louis County as a heavy equipment
operator until his retirement in 1986. He enjoyed and was
known for his good advice about his favorite hobbies: gardening,
fishing, and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joycelyn; 2 brothers,
Edward “Bob” (Joyce) Luoma of Tulsa, OK., and Roy Luoma of
Melrose Park, IL.,; 3 sisters, Lorraine
Makinen of Bovey, Louise Pender of Chisholm, and Mildred
(Vince) Patti of Algonquin, IL., along with numerous nieces and
nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Luoma.
Memorial services will be held at a later announced date at the
Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook.
John Wesley "Wes" Forsline 77, born in Cook, Minnesota, died in
Bloomington, Minnesota on February 20, 2006. Survived by devoted wife,
Gwen; children, Heidi Dahlin, Tami (Marc) Hayford, Ladd (Berni)
Forsline, 3 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 4 sisters, 37 nieces and nephews,
plus spouses. He pastored churches in Duluth, Calvary Church (Whittier
Area, Mpls) and was exec. minister of American Baptist Churches of MN,
IA and ND. His two passions were the grace of God and religious freedom.
He was an advocate for women's issues and the disenfranchised. Favorite
place in the world: Lake Vermilion, especially if surrounded by family
and friends. Wes will be remembered for his smile and deeply missed by
many. Service at Calvary Church, 2608 Blaisdell Av. S., 55408, Sat.,
Feb. 25 at 2 PM. Memorials preferred: Calvary Church, Struthers
Parkinson's, or Friendship Village Memorial Fund.
was born number five in a family with ten children; he is
also survived by nine siblings: Marie (John 83, 2001)
Olson, Carl "Bud" Richard (Lois Carlson) Forsline, Doris (Arthur
76, 1988) Bakk, Hans "Gilbert" (Doris Johnson)
Forsline, Bill (Carol Leander) Forsline, Elizabeth (Jerry) Maas,
Daniel (Kathy Olson) Forsline, Sharon (Dale) Severson, Phillip (Janice) Forsline. He was a 1946 graduate of the Cook High School.
Elton “Gumpy” Olson, 77, of
Tower, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at
the Virginia Regional Medical Center. He
was born June 15, 1928 in Cook, the son
of Victor and Marie (Hollen) Olson. He
was a graduate of Cook High School and
earned a degree in counseling from St.
Cloud State. He was a World War II Army
veteran. He married Patricia Peyla on
June 25, 1949, at Bethel Lutheran Church
in Ely. He was a driver for Bridgeman
Russell, where he met his wife, worked
in the underground mine in Soudan, was a
St. Louis County cashier and collections
agent and worked for the State
Elton was a member of Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Tower, serving as chairman of
the board, and a Sunday School Teacher.
He was a member of the Nelson-Jackson
American Legion Post 245 in Tower, the
Rotary Club, National Wood Carvers
Association and a board member of Range
Mental Health Center in Virginia. He had
friends and associates among various
agencies across the Northeastern
Minnesota area, and was a Friday R.O.M.
E.O. (Retired Old Men Eating Out)
member. He was an Explorer Scout leader,
United Way president, school board
member, taught wood carving to children
in Tower and was a Tower city councilor
until his disability retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia;
two daughters, Julie Ann (Darwin) Mickle
of Tower and Sally Jean Jakes of
Woodland, Calif.; grandchildren, Jennie
(Jeff) Erickson of Aurora, Patrick
Mickle of Tower, Michael Jakes and
Savannah Jakes, both of Woodland,
Calif.; great-grandchildren, Dylan,
Austin and baby Erickson; brothers and
sisters, Harold (Arliss) Olson of Britt,
Arlee (Doreen) Olson of Cook, Anna Marie
(Victor) Walker of Ontario, Calif.,
Gladys (Willard) Olson of Minneapolis,
Ruth (Sam) Fuller of Tucson, Ariz., Elof
(Nan) Olson of Grantsburg, Wis., and Sam
(Sandee) Olson of Long Prairie, Minn.;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel
Lutheran Church in Tower, with the Rev.
Aaron Lofgren officiating. Visitation
for one hour before the service.
Military honors accorded by the
Nelson-Jackson American Legion Post 245
in Tower. Burial will be in the Lakeview
Cemetery, Tower. Family Services
provided by Bauman-Vermilion, a Bauman
Family Funeral Home in Tower.
Grace Virginia Rein, 87, of
Chisholm, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006,
at Heritage Manor Health Care Center in
Chisholm. She was born and raised
in Chicago, Ill., by parents George and
Alice (Charvet) Haury. Grace attended
Mouton High in Cicero, Ill. She married
Almar Rein on Sept. 10, 1939, in Cook.
Grace lived in Chicago until Almar
completed his service with the Army
during World War II. In 1946 they moved
to Bear River. Grace was active in the
Bear River Lutheran Church, was part of
the Ladies Aid and was a member of the
Survivors include her daughter, Alice
(Gary) Sixberry of Side Lake;
granddaughter, Laura (Shaun) DeMars of
Duluth; great-grandsons, Tyler and
Nicholas Tommila of Duluth;
sisters-in-law, Eileen Paciotti of
Hibbing and Tootie Nelson of Babbitt;
her caregiver of eight years, Dawn
Dobson, and her beloved friend “Miss
Bear’’; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband
of 63 years, Almar Rein; parents, George
and Alice Haury; sister, June Rein; and
two nieces and two nephews
Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bear River
Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Mark
Palmer officiating. Visitation for one
hour before the service. Burial will be
in Morcom Cemetery in Bear River.
Arrangements by Range Funeral Home in
of Cook, died Sunday, February 12, 2006, at the Cook Hospital.
Ellen was born on
June 18, 1921, at Field Township, the daughter of
Carl and Amanda (Scott) Carlson. She
grew up in Field Township, and graduated from Cook High School in
1939. She married Louis Chos on
Grove, Illinois. They lived in Euclid, Ohio for 46 years, where
Louis was employed for the Chase Brass Company for 46 years. She
attended the Illinois Masonic School of Nursing in Chicago, and
volunteered her time in helping others
at the nursing home in Euclid. Ellen was a longtime Sunday school
teacher at the Lutheran Church in Euclid..
Louis died in 1992, and in 1996, Ellen moved back to the Cook area.
She was blessed to find another love, and married Gordon Anderson on
May 3, 1997, in Cook. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church
of Cook, and its Rebecca Circle. She
and Gordon volunteered for Sunday services at the Cook Nursing Home
for many years, and she was a member of
the Neighborhood Bible Study Group and the Cook Senior Citizens.
Ellen loved her garden, and part of her joy was
sharing her vegetables and flowers with many others. She is
survived by her husband, Gordon Anderson of Cook,;
a son, Louis (Diane) Chos of
Gladwin, Michigan; 1 sister, Esther Jowaski
of Cook,; and an aunt, Ann Scott of Cook, along with nieces,
nephews, and a host of friends. She
is preceded in death by her first husband, Louis Chos on
May 6, 1992,
two brothers, Albert Carlson in 1981, and Harvey Carlson in 1999
The soloist will be Kathy Forsline,
along with several congregational songs. Lorraine Walker will be
the organist. The casket bearers will be: Daniel Thom, Travis
Taylor, Willard Pearson, Roy Pearson, Alberta
Raati, and Amanda Zibrowksi. The
honorary bearers will be: Harry Holter,
Walter Walker, Dustin Anderson, and Edward
services will be at
(Feb. 17th) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cook. Rev. Melissa
Stoller will be the officiant. Visitation
will be for one hour prior to the service. Spring interment will be in
the Field Township Cemetery. Arrangements
are with the Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook
W. Jack Hunter, 67,
Friday, February 10, 2006, at his residence. Jack
was born on
February 18, 1938, at Virginia, MN. He grew up and lived in the
Bucyk and Crane Lake area most of his
life. He owned and operated Hunter’s Trading
Post of Crane Lake until his retirement in 1989. He enjoyed
spending time with family and friends, and the outdoors.
He is survived by a son, Greg Hunter of
and a daughter, Tracey (Jerry) Christoff
Memorial services will be at
12:00 Noon Saturday (Feb. 18th) ,
at the Crane Lake Chapel. Pastor Ruth Gangloff
will be the officiant.
Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook (218-666-5298)
|Boyd J. Helstrom, 77, of Columbus, Indiana died unexpectedly
February 1, 2006 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis,
Indiana from complications following surgery.
Boyd was born in Cook,
Minnesota on August 4, 1928 to Joseph and Sally (Persson) Helstrom. He
had served in the U.S. Air Force, was employed by Arvin Industries as a
commercial artist for many years. Boyd loved flying radio controlled
airplanes which he also instructed. Memorial services were held on
February 4th. at Faith Lutheran Church in Columbus where Boyd was an
Boyd was preceded in death by his father Joe in 1939, his mother
Sally in 2005 and his sister Betty Pascuzzi in 1994.
He is survived by his wife Irma of Columbus, son Joe (Patricia)
Helstrom and granddaughters Kaitlin and Kelsey Helstrom all of
Noblesville Indiana, sister Donna (Mike) Picek, brother-in-law Russell
Pascuzzi all of Cook, nieces and nephews Deb Pascuzzi of Albuquerque,
New Mexico, Mark (Diane) Pascuzzi of Cook, Terri (Bruce) Larsen of
Britt, and Tim (Jackie) Picek of Cook, great nieces and nephews Tony,
Gina, Laura, Lance, Bennett and Hayden along with many cousins and a
host of friends.
Cook, former longtime resident of
Peoria, Illinois, died Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at the Cook
He is survived by his wife, Clara who resides at the Cook Nursing
Home,; 2 daughters, Jeanette (Francis)
Sutter of Morton,
Ill., and Kathy (Jeff) Elliot of Cook; a brother, Stephen (Evelyn)
Bonomo of Peoria, IL., ; a sister,
Elizabeth “Betty” Rose of Peoria, IlL.,
along with 5 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.
will be at
Saturday at the Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton, Illinois.
(309-263-7426) Visitation will be from
9:00 am until the hour of service. Local arrangements are with the
Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook.
Val Prepodnik's son dies five
days after him
Michael V. Prepodnik, 56, of Iron River, passed away
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Iron River.
He was born on March 13, 1949, in Chicago, the son of the late
Valentine and Jean (Herrold) Prepodnik. He attended the Antioch
Community Schools in Antioch, Ill., graduated from the West Iron
County School System in 1978 and then attended technical school. He
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Michael married Patsy Nordstrom on July 3, 1976, in Iron River. He
worked as a heavy equipment operator in the Chicago area and
varrious other locations through out the country and took an early
retirement in 2003. He returned to the Iron River area in 2004 to be
near his family.
He was a member of Local 150 International Union of Operating
Engineers. He liked to hunt and fish and enjoyed working in his
workshop building furniture.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy; one son, Michael Prepodnik Jr. of
Iron River; two daughters, Tracey Nordstrom of Iron River and Jean
Ann Prepodnik of Iron River; and four grandchildren, Mercedes,
Miguel, Lexis and Raul.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the
Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home with the Rev. Norman Clisch, pastor of St. Agnes Catholic
Church, to officiate. The West Side Veterans Council will accord
Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Beechwood.
Arrangements in the care of the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Rive
Michael's father's obituary is listed below, they died five days
Valentine “Val” P.
Iron River, Michigan, former resident of Cook and Greaney, died
Monday, February 6, 2006, at the Iron River Community Hospital.
Val was born in
Greaney, Minnesota on February 13, 1918, the son of Luke and Mary (Miklavc)
Prepodnik. He grew up in Greaney, and
moved to Illinois. Val served in the Army during World War
11., where he was a Sergeant in the
Infantry during the Pacific Theater of Operations, and was honorably
discharged in 1946. He was united in marriage to Jean
Herrold in September of 1948 and they
lived in Glenview, Illinois. Val was a heavy equipment operator in
the construction business in Illinois. His wife Jean died in June
of 1969. Val moved to Cook after his
retirement in 1981. He was a member of the Cook Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post #1757, and the Orr American Legion Post #480. In the
early years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by one son, Michael (Patsy)
Prepodnik of Iron River, Mich.,; 3
Grandchildren: Mike P. Prepodnik,
and Tracy Nordstrom; 4 Great Grandchildren: Mercedes Lopez, Miguel
Padilla, Alexis Lopez, and Raul Padilla,; along with numerous nieces
Val is preceded in death by four
brothers: Victor, Blair, Albert, and Joseph
Prepodnik; and three sisters, Margaret
Manriquez, Katie Wilson, and Mary Flake.
Funeral arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home, Cook, MN.
Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at
11:00 a.m. Tuesday,
February 14th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cook. Fr.
Larry Antus O.M.I. will be the celebrant. St. Mary’s Choir will sing
and Carolyn Blossom will provide the accompaniment. Later inurnment
will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Evanston, Illinois.
Elsie D. Gilbert, 85,
4, 2006, at the Cook Hospital.
She was born on
December 1, 1920, at Silverdale, the daughter of John and
Gjerda (Johnson) Olson. She grew up and
attended school at Silverdale. Elsie worked for many years in the
Kabetogama and Cook areas in food
service. She was united in marriage to Glenn Gilbert on June 3,
1939, in Virginia. They moved to the Lincoln Location in Virginia,
and in 1952 settled at Sand Lake. In
1984 they moved to Virginia. Elsie has been in an assisted living
setting since early 2005, and currently residing in Angora. She was
a member of the Sand Lake Chapel, the TOPS Club in Virginia, and the
Laurentian Senior Citizens, along with volunteering at the Range
Respite. Her family fondly remembers her as making the best pasties
and home made bread. She was known for her many stories, her strong
will, she had a special way of bringing
a smile to peoples faces, and was the glue that kept the family
She is survived by 2 daughters, Glennore
“G.G.” (Ress) Walker of Buhl, and Vicky
(Larry) Salmela of Angora,;
1 sister, Martha Carlson of Issaquah, WA., 5 Grandchildren: Amy
Salmela, Shelly Holmes, Jeffery Holmes, and Kerry
Smrekar; 7 Great Grandchildren: Kyle,
Nicole, Bailey, Jaylon, Joshua, Justin,
and Hannah, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and of course
her special pet dog, Abby.
Elsie is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn on
March 30, 1995; a brother, Albert Olson, and a sister, Margaret
services will be at
1:00 p.m. Monday at the Sand Lake Chapel. Rev. Richard
Lohry will be the officiant. Visitation
will be from 3 to 5 pm Sunday at the Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook, and
will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. The
casket bearers will be: Jeff Holmes, Kyle
Obeidzinski, Bailey Webber, Ernie Smrekar,
Ress Walker, and Larry
Salmela. Spring interment will be in the Sand Lake Chapel
of Cook, died
Saturday, January 28, 2005, at the Cook Nursing Home,
following a lengthy battle with ancer.She
was born in Cook on
December 24, 1942, the daughter of Theodore “Ted” and Eva (Mann)
Lee. She grew up in Cook, where she graduated from High School
in 1960. Toots married
Raeburn “Dyke” Ongalo on August 22, 1980,
Virginia. She worked with Dyke for many years at Dyke’s Body Shop
in Cook. She was a great cook who often entertained at her home.
She loved Lake Vermilion, flower gardening, and her dogs.
Toots is survived by her husband, Dyke,; 2 daughters, Terri Phillips
of Cook, and Carol Gallagher of
Angora,; 3 step-children: Lori Ongalo of Cook, Lisa (Rod) Hull of
Portland, OR., and Scott (Carolyn) Ongalo of Milton, FL.,;
a sister, Nancy (Robert “Bob”)
Lagerquist of Cook,; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Chuck)
Collins of Hillsboro, OR.,; 10 Grandchildren: Jessica & Erica
McIlvaine, Samantha Phillips, Racheal
Pierce, Jeremy & Cassandra Luecken,
Katelyn & Kalli
Hull, and Nicole & McKenzie Ongalo, and a Great Granddaughter,
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in
death by a son-in-law, John Perkovich
May 18, 2000.
At Toots’ request, no
formal services will be held. Spring inurnment will be in the
Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.
Koskela Leiviska, 94, of Virginia died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, in
the hospice unit of St. Mary’s Medical Center in D Duluth. She was born
June 1, 1911, in Halden Township, Floodwood, to Jacob and Beda (Kangas)
Jurvelin, and attended school in Halden Township. She married George
Koskela on Oct. 8, 1934, and they lived in Duluth until moving to
Virginia in 1940.
was a former member of the Zion Lutheran Church and its ladies aid of
Virginia and was a charter member of the Good Shepherd Free Lutheran
Church. She was a member of the Parent Teacher Association of Virginia
and served as a Red Cross volunteer and was a member of RSVP.
family would like to thank the nursing staff at Miller-Dwan Hospital;
the nephrology department at St. Mary’s Medical Center; and St. Mary’s
hospice unit for their wonderful care.
survived by three daughters, Shirley (Bob) Wilson of Solon Springs,
Wis., and Tucson, Ariz., Eleanor (Phil) Anshus of Pelican Lake, Orr,
and Georgene (Mark) Tomazin of Virginia; a daughter-in-law, Janet
Koskela, of Hallock, Minn.; grandchildren, Cindy Wilson-Nordskog
(husband Randy Nordskog), Cathy Wilson, Steve (Lori) Anshus, Larry
(Jane) Mattson, Kara Tomazin (husband John Kerber), Julie (Seth) Smolich
and John and Bill Koskela; great-grandchildren, Claire and Ben Nordskog,
Susan and Ben Anshus, Willy Mattson and Noelle (Joe) Kuchenmeister; two
sisters, Mary Casey of Carlton and Marian Colburn of Grand Rapids; a
sister-in-law, Leonore Jurvelin, of Couer d’Alene, Idaho; numerous
nieces and nephews; and her special friends at the Eveleth Dialysis
preceded in death by her parents; first husband, George Koskela, in
1968; second husband, Harold Leiviska, in 1990; son, Robert Koskela, in
1994; great-grandson, Tyler Wilson, in 2000; six brothers, John, George,
Henry, Wainio, Charles and Reino Jurvelin; and three sisters, Martha
Moe, Mayme Kantola and Melia Lockwood.
p.m. Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Virginia, with
the Rev. Donald C. Norr officiating. Visitation one hour prior to
service. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Virginia. In lieu of
flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements are by Landmark Funeral
Home in Virginia
“Harv” D. Good Sky, 40, of Tower,
formerly of Orr, died unexpectedly
Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at his residence. He
was born on
July 1, 1965, at Minneapolis, and grew up at Orr, where he graduated
from High School. He attended the Mesabi Community College, and
served in the Army for 2 years of He was
a well known and accomplished singer for the
Anishinabe Drum ceremony, and was called to perform
throughout the United States.
He is survived by 2 sons, Harvey Jr, and
Aljin Good Sky, both of Tower;
a step-daughter, Taria Good Sky
of Red Lake,; his father, Dayshun Good
Sky of Orr,; his brothers and sisters: Terry (Leann) Good Sky of
Duluth, Mahengun Good Sky of Big Grassy,
Canada, Beemus Good Sky of Bemidji,
Andrew Buckanaga, Waubun Good Sky, and
Angela Buckanaga, all of Tower, along with numerous nieces and
He was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Buckanaga, and a
brother, Rodney Good Sky.
Tribal Rites will
be held at
Saturday (Jan. 28th) at the Nett Lake School Gymnasium.
Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Friday at the Gymnasium. Gilbert
Smith will be spiritual advisor. Military honors will be accorded
by the Bois Forte Honor Guard. Interment will be in the
Cemetery, at Sugarbush, near Orr.
Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home, Cook.
Lillian M. Tuohinen, 88, of Orr
died Friday, Jan. 20, 2005, at
Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. She was born
Dec. 4, 1917, to Raymond and Minnie
(Rauch) Willett in St. Paul. She was a
longtime resident of Orr and spent her
childhood in the Kinmount community. She
was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church
in Orr and the Auxiliary to American
Legion Post 480 of Orr. She was a very
generous person, donating funds and
items to everyone in need. At Lillian’s
house you always left with a handful of
candy. She never let anyone go without.
She was a very social person. She loved
to write letters to family and friends.
Lillian loved to go out to eat, and
there she would visit with family,
friends and anyone else she thought
needed a friend. She was always talking
on the phone, and neighbors would
sometimes have to go to her house just
to visit because the phone was busy. She
also loved to be around animals.
She is survived by her two sisters,
Eileen Benoit of Duluth and Delores
Kosluchar of Angora; her dear friend,
Fern McDonald of Orr; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband, William, in 1999;
four brothers and four sisters.
Funeral at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the
Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. The
Rev. Erik Holleque will officiate.
Visitation for one hour before the
service. Interment in Maple Hill
Cemetery of Hibbing. Arrangements by the
Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing.
Thursday, January 19, 2006 1:29 AM
I sit here with
sad heart :
Dr. Ismail Omar Hindash died suddenly in his home in Cloquet, Minn.,
on Wednesday, January 18, 2006. He was born in Palestine Nov. 5,
1947, and immigrated to the Unitied States in 1980. Ismail earned a
PhD in Aerospace Engineering from CUDenver and worked for McDonald
Douglas in St. Louis Missouri. He later returned to Denver to become
a college instructor and chair the computer department. In June 2001
he married MEg Sarazine and moved to Minnesota as semi-retired,
continuing to give lectures and work on research projects. Ismail
was a PATH foster parent and an active member of the PATH board.
Ismail was also the president of the Twin Ports Islamic Center in
Duluth, Minn. He is preceded in death by his father, Omar Hindash;
brother, Joseph Hindash, and infant sister. He is survived by his
wife, MEg Sarazine, Cloquet; daughter, Alex Hindash, Denver, Colo.;
step-daughter, Sara Curphy, Minneapolis; and foster children, Barb,
Harun, Fred, Mohamed, Patrick, Andrew B., Randall, Andrew G., Matt
and Fathom; his mother, Zaghluli; brothers, Abbas, Ahmed, Abdullah
and families of Saudi Arabia, nephew, Joseph Hindash II, Fortworth,
Texas; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins throughout the world.
He is greatly missed by all. SERVICES:1 p.m. Friday Jan. 20, at the
Mosque in Columbia Hieghts, Minn., followed by burial at the Islamic
Cemetery in Burnsville, Minn. Nelson Funeral Home, Cloquet, Minn.
Hindash is a 1979 graduate of the Cook
High School. She is the daughter of Norbert & Twila (Hokkanen)
Sarazine formerly of Cook. Her siblings are: Bernadette, Jacque,
Mark, Paul, Luke and Sean.
Theone “Toni” Schultz, 77,
longtime resident of Gheen, died Saturday, January 14, 2006, at the
Guardian Angels Health Care Center (formerly Leisure Hills) in
Memorial services will be at
1:00 p.m. Friday (Jan. 20th), at the Mlaker Funeral Home
in Cook. Rev. Reuben Rosnau will be the officiant. Karin Schultz
will sing and Lorraine Walker will provide the accompaniment. A
light luncheon will follow the service at the social hall of Trinity
Lutheran Church in Cook.
She was born on
August 28, 1928, at Cooperstown, North Dakota; the daughter of Fred
and Helen (Turnquist) Parker. She grew
up at Pequot Lakes, where she graduated from high school. She
moved to Minneapolis, and worked for the Waldorf Paper Company.
married Orville “Stub” Schultz on
May 3, 1947, at St. Paul. They moved to Wells, Minnesota, where
“Stub” worked for a mink farm for several years, then to Huntley,
MN.,, and the to the Ash River Trail in 1957, where Stub operated
the Ash River Trail Fire Tower for the State of Minnesota. “Toni”
had a great work ethic and worked wherever needed- whether it
be for the resorts,
waittressing, or cleaning area businesses.
Theone worked at many jobs over the
years but she was most happy when she was planting trees or watching
for fires in the Gheen Fire Tower for the State of Minnesota. She
diligently manned the fire tower for over 20 years, until the age of
70. Theone loved to go out to eat at
the Dam, or Melgorge’s, and took many
family and friends with her.
At home she spent extra time doing embroidery and quilting. She
enjoyed picking berries, and riced for
many years. She loved to travel and has been to England, Wales,
Germany, Turkey, Holland, Hawaii, Alaska, and all over the United
States. She never hesitated to get in the car and go somewhere.
She loved having family visit whenever they could and spent many
hours babysitting her grandchildren near her and reading books
with them and then taking them out to
Her family fondly remembers her as a loving wife, mother,
grandmother, and as a loyal friend.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 58 years, Orville “Stub” of
Gheen; her mother, Helen Parker (age 101) of Brainerd, MN.,; 3
sons, Marine Colonel, Ret.., Lance (Lynn) Schultz of Manassas, VA.,
Larry (Janiffer) Schultz of Alamogordo,
N.M., and Leon “Lucky” (Karin) Schultz of Gheen; 1 daughter, Linda
(Brian) Tobias of Roy, Utah,; 3 brothers, Dwight (Shirley) Parker of
Lakeshore, MN., Fred (Linda) Parker of Brainerd, MN., and Tim (Peg)
Parker of Truman, MN.,; 5 sisters, Romona
(Don) Stumvoll of Nisswa, MN.,
Langenbau of Stewart, MN., Evelyn (Ron)
Knauss of Forest Lake, MN., Patsy (Jim)
Knauss of Lino Lakes, MN., and
Essie Schultz of Oregon,; along with 11
Grandchildren: Kay “Kaytie” (Tommy)
Carroll, Gail (Kevin) Dolan, Benjamin Tobias, Peter Tobias, Helen
Tobias, Aaron (Leigh) Schultz, Amanda (John) Grams, Heather (Ira)
Hearen, Ericka (Jeffrey) Iverson, and
Elizabeth & Adam Schultz; 5 Great Grandchildren: Grace & Tommy
Carroll, Jack Dolan, Brandon Schultz, and Taylor McGee., along with
numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father Fred Parker,;
an infant sister, Dolly Parker,; and 3 brothers, Tommy, Douglas, and
Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home, Cook
Elinore A. (Eichholz) Alarcon, 84, of Vermilion Lake
Township and formerly of Cook died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at her
home surrounded by her loving family following a lengthy
illness. She was born Oct. 4, 1921, in Cook, the oldest of seven
children, to Oscar and Anna (Lappi) Eichholz and grew up there.
She was a graduate of the Virginia High School and went to
Chicago after World War II. She worked for Lutheran Social
Service of Illinois and moved to Vermilion Lake Township in
1988. Elinore enjoyed reading and working in her numerous flower
gardens; feeding and watching birds; and had a great love for
Survivors include three sons, Jack (Pat) Arras of Mundelein,
Ill., Jim (Sandy) Arras of Big Lake, Minn., and Ron (Laura)
Alarcon of Vermilion Lake Township; beloved grandchildren,
Matthew, Jackson and Kristian; a sister, Nancy Olson; two
brothers, Milton (Ruth) Eichholz and Clifford (Virginia)
Eichholz; sister-in-law, Geri Eichholz, and brother-in-law,
Frank Burrell; and special friends, Dale and Arlene Wierimaa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Jack
Arras and Edward Alarcon; two brothers, infant brother, Raymond
Eichholz and Charles (Bud) Eichholz; and one sister, Pat (Austin
"Hutch" Hutchins 40, 1962) Burrell.
service 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Landmark Funeral Home Chapel in
Virginia, with Pastor Dennis Sundeen officiating. Visitation one
hour prior to service. Spring burial will be in Cook Cemetery.
Barbara Joy (Swanson) Walter, 65, of Seminole, Florida died Friday,
Jan. 6, 2006 at home under hospice care. Born in Duluth, Minnesota, she came
to Florida in1961 from Cook, Minnesota.
She was a
real estate broker and a minister at the Spiritual Center in Largo. She
was a member of Pinellas Association of Realtors and the Multiple
include four sons, Randy of Largo, Florida, David of Seminole, Florida,
Daniel of Redington Beach, Florida and Leonard of Aurora, Minn.; her
mother, Joy B. Swanson, Lutz; three brothers, Jesse Swanson, Jerry
Swanson and James Swanson, and two sisters, Judith Lamb and Jane
Regenhardt, all of Florida; and three grandchildren.
father Jesse Swanson Sr. died in 1973 at the age of 61 and her brother
John Swanson died in 1972 at the age of 33. Barbara's first husband
David Rupar died in 2000 at the age of 64. He operated Rupar's gas
station in Cook in the early 1960s before moving to Florida, he was the
son of Tony & Lydia Rupar of Chisholm. His station was located where the
Lucky Seven Convenience store is now.
Mohn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Seminole.
longtime resident of Alango, died
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at the University Medical Center-Mesabi in
She was born on
July 21, 1915, at
North Dakota; the daughter of Hans and Hilda (Strand) Halverson. As
a child, she moved with her family to Bear River, where she grew
up. She married Wilho “Bill”
at Bear River, and after marriage they had lived at Duluth,
then back to Bear River, and in the late 1930’s settled in Alango,
where she has since resided. She and her husband farmed, and
operated Nukala Enterprises – which
dealt with landscaping, Christmas tree sales, and also sold black
dirt. Helen was the bookkeeper for the business. The family fondly
recalls the collie dogs that the Nukala’s
always had. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church
of Cook. Helen enjoyed music and writing poetry, and belonged to
various poetry clubs. Earlier she was active in the PTA. Helen was
proud of her Norwegian heritage, was an excellent baker and cook,
and enjoyed baking Scandinavian foods. In her later years
she was a home health aide for a number of years. She lived a strong
Christian faith, and was a strong and positive force for her family,
and her love will be carried in their hearts forever.
She is survived by a son LeRoy (Mary
Ann) Nukala of Alango, a daughter, Grace
(Colin) Isaacson of Angora,; a sister
Ruth Herring of Chisholm, 7 Grandchildren, numerous great
grandchildren, and great great
grandchildren, along with many special nieces, nephews, and
She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilho
January 25, 1965,;
a daughter, Barbara Hongo on April 19,
1986; 3 brothers, Henry Halverson on September 26, 2005, Clarence
Halverson in 1968, and Eilert Halverson,
who died in World War II in 1943, and a twin sister,
Services at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Cook. Rev. Randy Swenson
will be the officiant. Visitation will be one hour prior to the
service at the church. Spring interment will be in the Alango
Township Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home,
Celia C. Pocquette,
of Cook, died
Sunday, January 1, 2006, at the Cook Nursing Home. Celia was
born on November 20, 1909, at Greaney, the daughter of John and
Mary (Stalzer) Rom. She grew up in
Greaney where she attended school. She moved to Milwaukee,
Wisconsin in the early 1920’s, and met her future husband while
working together at the Marathon Paper Mill in Menasha,
Wisconsin. She married Muriel J. Pocquette in Menasha on June
24, 1932. Muriel died of leukemia in 1944,
and in the early 1950’s she moved back to Greaney. Celia
was a longtime member of the former St. Bridget’s Catholic
Church in Greaney and sang in its choir. She became a member of
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cook upon merger. She enjoyed
gardening, and photography. She loved Slovenian music, and made
the best walnut potica, and apple
strudel. She had lived in Orr for a time,
then moved to Cook. She resided at the Homestead
Apartment Building for many years, then the Cook Nursing Home
the past five years.
She is survived by a son, Ronald (Brenda) Pocquette of Hibbing,;
3 Grandsons: Todd (Kelly) Pocquette of
Nashwauk, Ronald (Julie) Pocquette of Eagan, MN., and
James (Suzanne) Pocquette of Hibbing,; along with 9 Great
Grandchildren: Kayla, Beau, Allysa,
Zachary, Nicholas, Anna, Sophia, Hayden, and Luke; along with
numerous nieces and nephews.
Celia is preceded in death by her husband, Muriel in 1944,;
4 brothers, Tony, Max, Louis, and John Rom; and 5 sisters, Mary
Champa, Emma Nelson, Julia Hall, and
Margaret & Katherine who both died in infancy.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, (Jan. 6th)
at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cook. Fr. Larry Antus
O.M.I. will be the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary’s
Catholic Cemetery in Menasha, Wisconsin..Arrangements are with the
Mlaker Funeral Home, Cook.
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