Harold Philip Forsberg was born July 31, 1923 at the home of his parents in Braham, Minn. He graduated from Braham High School in 1940. Harold then entered the two-year Electrical Program at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, graduating in 1942.
On Jan. 26, 1943, Harold was inducted into the United States Navy. He received his basic training at Farragut, Idaho. He was then sent to the Electricity Service School at Great Lakes, Ill. where he graduated first in his class and received the Admirals Commendation. He then went to the Naval Mine Warfare School in Yorktown, Virginia. Harold served on the USS Lake Champlain and was later stationed at Seeadler Harbor on Manus Island in the Admiralty Island chain.
Harold was honorably discharged from the Navy on March 29, 1946 and returned to Braham where shortly thereafter he met Jean Hegman.
On the afternoon of Sept. 18, 1948, Harold and Jean were married at the Braham Covenant Church by the Rev F. C. Duerre. They made their home in Braham where they raised their four children.
He worked with his father, L.A. Forsberg, drilling and repairing wells before he became a postal clerk in the Braham Post Office in 1948. In 1957, Harold became a rural mail carrier, serving the Braham area until his retirement from the Post Office in 1986.
Harold was also a dedicated school bus driver for 34 years. After his retirement, Harold was a member of the Braham volunteer ambulance service and worked for the funeral home in Braham.
Harold was a lifelong active member of the Braham Covenant Church. As an infant, he was baptized in the church. As a young adult, he was confirmed by the congregation. He served on the church board for many years and was a key member of the churchs expansion efforts in the 1960s and 1970s.
Harold was proud of his 100-percent Swedish heritage. His great-grandfather John Forsberg and family arrived in Isanti County in 1868, settling along the Rum River just west of Cambridge. A trip to Sweden in 1989 was especially meaningful to Harold as he was able to visit his Swedish relatives as well as the homesteads of many of his ancestors.
Harold was a lifelong baseball fan. Following his return from WWII he joined the fledgling Braham baseball town team in the late 1940s, playing with them through their glory days of winning the Minnesota State Class B Championship in 1957. Harold was a pitcher, outfielder, and solid hitter.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling, visiting with anyone and everyone, and most of all, playing with his grandchildren.
Harold was a gentle soul who walked humbly with the Lord. His lifelong faith and unwavering belief in the eternal were part of the fabric of his life.
Harold and Jean lived for over 50 years in the home that they built in 1956, just south of Braham. In 2007, they moved to Mill Ridge Apartments in Cambridge.
Harold passed away on November 30, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, L.A. (Albin) and Nancy Forsberg, his brother Floyd Forsberg, and his sister Ruby Oberg.
Harold is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jean Forsberg. He is also survived by son, Gary Forsberg (Dawn) of Plymouth, Minn.; son, Ronald Forsberg (Laura) of Sandpoint, Idaho; daughter, Nancy Dorman (Jeff) of Centerville, Minn.; and son, Steven Forsberg (Roxane) of Plymouth, Minn. His six grandchildren are David and Julie Forsberg, Sarah and Amy Dorman, and Thomas and Michael Forsberg.
The funeral service was held Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Braham Covenant Church in Braham, Minn. Burial was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Rock-Ingebrand of Braham.
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Harold Philip Forsberg was born July 31, 1923 at the home of his parents in Braham, Minn. He graduated from Braham High School in 1940. Harold then entered the two-year Electrical Program at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, graduating in 1942.
Julie Jenine DeGreeff, 55, of Cambridge passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at her home surrounded by family.
She was born Jan. 6, 1958 in Mankato, Minn. to William Harvey and Jenine (Bagley) Molohon. The family lived a few years in Mankato before moving to Prior Lake. Julie attended school and graduated from Prior Lake High School in 1976.
In 1977 she moved to Cambridge and began working at the Cambridge State Hospital. While in Cambridge she met Ben DeGreeff and they were married Nov. 19, 1977 at Christ The King Catholic Church.
Julie and Ben made their home in Cambridge and raised their son Adam and daughter Laura. Julie also worked at Anderson Drug, Econo Foods, School District #911 and East Central Regional Library. In 2011 she was forced to retire due to her declining health.
Julie enjoyed scrapbooking, baking, and was very passionate with reading books and spent a lot of time making use of the regional library. She liked the yearly vacation spent at the cabin on Horseshoe Lake near Richmond, Minn. Julie also liked to ride bike, go on walks, and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Margaret and Herman Molohon, Myrtle Heller and John Bagley. Julie is survived by her husband Ben of Cambridge, son Adam DeGreeff of Isanti, daughter Laura and husband Micah Byers of Ham Lake, four grandchildren Jaden Deal, Dillon DeGreeff, Elsja and Evelyn Byers, and one more grandchild due in January, parents Harvey and Jenine Molohon of Southern Pines, N.C., sisters Gail Molohon of Lakeville, Susan and husband Tory Wright of Seven Lakes, N.C., brother David and wife Mary Molohon of Faribault, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service was held Monday, December 2, 2013 at Spirit River Community Church in Isanti with Pastor Jim Crecelius officiating. Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.Read more →
Noreen Dolly Pieper, 90, of Isanti, died November 25, 2013 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital.
Noreen Elizabeth Pieper was born Jan. 11, 1923 in Wilmont, Minn. to Nicholas and Lena (Meyer) Broich. Dolly grew up in Wilmont, where she also met Francis Pieper. They were married April 16, 1941 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Wilmont. They made their home and started a family in Williams, Minn. until Francis left to serve in WWII. Dolly moved back to Wilmont until Francis returned from the war. They moved several times, but eventually settled in Isanti, Minn. Dolly worked in and around the community and was a long time devoted member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Dolly cared deeply for her family and everyone she knew. She was known for her bright eyes, lovely smile, warm hugs, and generous blessings. She loved to do needle work, bake, and garden. Dolly was also an avid crafter and could creatively repurpose anything into something beautiful. She took many of her creations to the county fair and won several ribbons. Dolly also enjoyed dancing, playing cards, dice, bingo, and watching her beloved MN Twins. Dolly simply enjoyed life and had a great sense of humor. She will be dearly missed.
Dolly is survived by two sons, Paul (Michelle) Pieper of Princeton, Dan Pieper of Kanabec County; four daughters, LaVonne Smith of Shoreview, Barbara (Bob) Younts of San Antonio, Texas, Julie (Rick) Magnuson of Ramsey, Mary Beth Pieper of Isanti; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and by many other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis; son, David; brothers, Milton, Cletus (WWII), Jerome, and Leonard Broich; and sisters, Margaret Girlie Hull, Eleanor Tutie Stuntebeck, and Mary Madie Fletcher.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 30, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti with Fr. Jose Edayadiyil as Celebrant. Fran Jacobson served as Cantor and Leona Jacques as organist. Pallbearers were Rod Pieper, Todd Pieper, Dane Pieper, Darrin Schneider, Todd Voss, and Cara Knapp. Interment was in Isanti Union Cemetery. Arrangements were with Strike Funeral Homes.Read more →
Ethel Karin (Pearson) Ostrom, 88, of Cambridge, Minn., passed away peacefully November 27, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing surrounded by loving family.
Ethel was born Aug. 16, 1925 in Minneapolis, to Louis and Anna (Eckman Lindquist) Pearson. She married Wilfred R. Ostrom Nov. 7, 1943 in Minneapolis and they raised a family and farmed southwest of Cambridge.
Ethel worked at Control Data and made many longtime friends. She volunteered at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and delivered Meals on Wheels for Cambridge Lutheran Church, where she was a long time member.
Ethel is survived by her children, Sheryle Chubb, Sandra (Claire) Stolee, David (Janice) Ostrom, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, sister Edith Montbriand; several nieces and nephews; as well as many other family and friends.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilfred Ostrom in 1987; as well as eight siblings.
She enjoyed traveling, walking, birds, her dog and times with friends and relatives. Her greatest joy came from being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family of Ethel Ostrom is sincerely grateful for the loving care and support provided by the staff at River Hills, GracePointe and Allina Hospice Care.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Cambridge Lutheran Church and burial in the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Cambridge Meals on Wheels or the Alzheimers Association. Arrangements by the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.Read more →
Arnold J. Niedorf, 93, formerly of Cambridge, died November 28, 2013, at Mala Strana Care Center in New Prague, Minn. Celebration of Life Services will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements with McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee. Full obituary may be found, and condolences may be shared, at www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com
Murray Lee Warren, 89, recently of Cambridge, Minn., and long-time resident of Crookston, Minn., was ushered into the arms of his Savior on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.
Murray was born May 22, 1924 in Park Rapids, Minn., the oldest son of Clifford James Warren and Ellena Belle Rhodes Warren. He graduated as valedictorian of the Nevis High School Class of 1942. While a student at Bemidji State Teachers College, he enlisted in the army on Dec. 3, 1942. He entered active service on April 2, 1943, and served with the Signal Service Corps in the China-Burma-India theater.
Murray was united in marriage to his beautiful sweetheart, Darlene Luella Fradenburgh, on Aug. 15, 1947. He completed his Bachelors Degree in Education in 1948, and began a career as a high school science teacher in Boy River, Minn. He taught for three years in Boy River, for four years in Backus, Minn., and for 33 years in Crookston, Minn., where he also coached track and cross country. During those years, he also completed a Masters Degree from Greeley State College in Greeley, Colo.
In 2010, Murray and Darlene moved from Crookston to Cambridge, where they enjoyed their new home at Grace Pointe River Hills. He suffered a stroke in June of 2013, and spent his final months at Gables West, lovingly cared for by the staff, his wife, and his five daughters.
Murray is survived by his one true love, his wife Darlene, and their six children: Lu (Ron) Sundheim of New London, Minn.; Rhoda (Jim Held) of Indianapolis; Mary Lynn (Jerry) Hoard of Waterloo, Iowa; Mark (Susan) of Normal, Ill.; Leah (Art) Volker of Cambridge, Minn.; and Maggie (Tom) Nitti of White Bear Lake, Minn. He also leaves 15 grandchildren and spouses, and 7 great-grandchildren, with 1 more due in December. He is also survived by his one brother, Ross W. Warren of Corvallis, Ore., and many nieces and nephews. Murray was preceded in death by his parents, a great-grandson, and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Murrays life was a sterling example of faithfulness to his family, to his career, to his country, and most importantly, to the God he served. Well done, good and faithful servant … Enter into the joy of your Lord. (Matthew 25:21)
Memorial services were held Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Strike Funeral Home Cambridge Chapel.
Lucile Jeanette Tooker, 96, of Cambridge, formerly of Aitkin, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.
She was born Sept. 24, 1917 in Decorah, Iowa to Peter and Anna Thoman. In 1936 Lucile was united in marriage to Emmett Tooker and together they had five children. Lucile spent her life as a homemaker. She was a loving and giving person all through her years. Her kindness was rewarded by receiving the 2006 Lifetime Service Award from Grandview Christian Ministries for volunteering over 5,000 hours. This accomplishment was very special to her as well as her family. Lucile was able to make a friend anywhere she went. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo with family and friends. Lucile loved being busy with arts and crafts, which she shared with others. She enjoyed fashion and will always be remembered by her bright lipstick.
Lucile was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church of Cambridge until she became a resident of GracePointe Crossing Gables West.
She is survived by three children, Jan (Lloyd) Schubich of Minneapolis, Earl (Julie) Tooker of Cambridge and George (Lucy) Tooker of Cedar; seven grandchildren, Wally, Leesa, Rick, Darcy, Brandon, Dan and Lori-Sue; and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Emmett; children, Steven and Mary; and grandson Kip Tooker.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held November 27, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Officiant was Father Don Wagner. Interment was in the St. Thomas Cemetery in Aitkin, Minn. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.
Stella L. Merkouris, 93, of Cambridge and formerly of Isanti, died November 24, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Long Lake Lutheran Church in Isanti. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church and also from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel. Full obituary next edition.
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Barry C. Blomquist, 61, of Cambridge, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 14, 2013 at his home.
He was born Nov. 13, 1952 in Braham, Minn. to Dallas and Darlene (Graham) Blomquist. He grew up in Cambridge and attended school, graduated from Cambridge High School in 1970. Upon graduation, Barry earned an Associates Degree from Brown Institute and later became a manager at CD Warehouse. Barry enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served from April 5, 1971 to Nov. 21, 1973 and was honorably discharged. He earned a Rifle Marksmanship Badge along with earning the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was preceded in death by his brother Dallas Blomquist Jr. and nephew Chris (Kip) Blomquist. Barry is survived by his son Tristan Green of Cambridge; three grandchildren; parents Dallas and Darlene Blomquist of Piedmont, SD; nieces Shannon Blomquist of Stanchfield and Traci Bistodeau of Braham; six great nieces and nephews; one great great niece; one great great nephew; former sister-in-law Nancy (Jim) Graham of Cambridge; and dear friend Melinda Green.
A private military graveside service will take place at a later date. Arrangements by the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.
Diane Marie Grote GG, 70, of Braham, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 at her home.
Diane was born Aug. 27, 1943 to parents Harold and Georgia (Hawkinson) Stone at Mrs. Birches Maternity Home in Cambridge, Minn. Born the second of four children, Diane first lived on a farm near Pauls Lake in Cambridge. The family moved to the Blaine area where Diane attended a one room school through the fourth grade. Diane enjoyed 4-H as a child and excelled in her cooking and baking projects. She also sang in a junior girls choir that traveled around Minnesota preforming. Diane attended Anoka High School, graduating in 1961 (Go Tornadoes!).
Dianes first job was at age 13, working summers through high school at the Erickson Truck Farm. After graduation, Diane took a job working at the Northwestern National Bank (the weather ball building) in downtown Minneapolis. In the summer of 1962, Diane met Nicholas Grote at a dance. The couple was united in marriage Sept. 19, 1964 at the Glen Cary Lutheran Church in Ham Lake. Diane and Nick made their home in Ham Lake and were blessed with the birth of their son, Chris in 1966. Diane worked as a bookkeeper for Unity Hospital for a short time but wanted more time at home with her family. They welcomed a daughter Nicole to the family in 1973.
In 1970, Diane and Nick moved their family to Braham and in 1972 they purchased the Braham Food Locker. Together they ran a successful business for 40 years before retiring and selling the business in June of 2012.
Diane was baptized in 1945 with her brother Michael and was later confirmed at the Glen Cary Lutheran Church. She became a member of the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church when she and Nick moved to Braham and was active in many church groups and events.
Diane had a passion for interior decorating and enjoyed making her home a show place, as well as helping many family and friends with creative designs for their own homes. She enjoyed antiquing and taking long drives with Nick. Diane was an excellent cook and baker and loved to entertain both family and friends. She loved the North Shore whether it was a quick day trip or a long weekend. Diane enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. Most of all, Diane loved her family. She cherished her time spent with her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.
Diane is preceded in death by her parents, and nephews Roger Gillund and Andy Hemmer.
She is survived by her loving husband Nick; son Chris of East Bethel; daughter Nicole (Kelly) Johnson of Braham; grandchildren, Emilie and Nick Grote and Ethan and Sophia Johnson; sisters, Kathy (Cliff) Gillund of Ogilvie and Patty (Mark) Foster of Andover; brother Mike (Susan) Stone of Coon Rapids; sisters-in-law, Barbara (David) Hemmer of Clear Lake and Lori (Jim) Martin of Rush City; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service was held Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating. Music was provided by Karen Nordenstrom. Casket Bearers were Diane nephews. Honorary Casket Bearers were Dianes nieces. Memorials will be given in honor of Diane to her favorite charities.
Sharon Louise Engstrom, 59, of Dalbo, passed away November 17, 2013 at her home surrounded by family after a courageous 4 1/2 year battle with cancer.
Sharon was born Sept. 8, 1954 in McLaughlin, S.D. to George and Delores (Hauck) Friez. Her parents moved the family to Glencross, S.D. in 1956 and in 1959 they moved to Cambridge, Minn. In April 1960 her parents bought a home and farm just 2 miles north of Pine Brook where Sharon and her siblings grew up.
On Nov. 25, 1972 she married Craig Engstrom at The Salem Lutheran Church of Dalbo. They made their home in Dalbo and raised their two daughters Tina and Lynn.
Sharon worked at Fingerhut in Princeton, Minn., at the Bindery in Grandy and Cambridge.
Sharon was the happiest person and nothing would ever get her down. She was the clown of the family and loved to be with her family. She loved shopping, playing bingo and going to the casino. She was loved and will be missed by everyone who knew her. One of Sharons wishes before she passed away was to be baptized and on the morning of Nov. 17 she became a child of God by being baptized by Pastor Sarah Bunge.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law Harold Engstrom; mother-in-law Ardis (Engstrom) Herman and sister-in-law Denise Engstrom.
Sharon is survived by her loving husband Craig Engstrom; daughters Tina Engstrom and Lynn (Engstrom) Hoppe; her best buddy and grandson Jaxson Hoppe; brothers Clyde (Cheryl) Friez, and Randy (Vonnie) Friez; sisters Mary (Darold) Lundberg, Debbie (James) Dalen, Becky Friez, Dorthy (Alan) Johnson and Karen Hauger; brothers-in-law Keith Engstrom and Scott Engstrom; many nieces and nephews; aunts Delila Buechler and Betty (Jim) Boatman; uncle Monte (Delores) Hauck as well as many other relatives and friends.
Sharons family would also like to thank friends and family for all that they did in helping take care of Sharon.
Visitation was held at the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home in Cambridge Friday, Nov. 22 with a prayer service by Rev. Randy Westerberg and Pastor Sarah Bunge that evening. Interment was Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Dalbo Baptist Cemetery, Dalbo, Minn.
Mildred Berry, 93, formerly of Cambridge, passed away Nov. 19, 2013 at Mount Olivet Careview Home in Minneapolis.
She was born Sept. 4, 1920 in Lima, Ohio and grew up in Fort Wayne, Ind. Millie grew up in adverse circumstances, the first daughter of a teenage mother. She withstood a very difficult childhood to graduate from high school in Fort Wayne and then attended junior college where she got her AA degree. She gave her life to Jesus Christ during this time and went on to attend Moody Bible Institute. She graduated from MBI in 1942 and then went to Arizona and California to work among the Okies in the migrant camps in childrens ministries. In 1943 she met her future husband Burton Berry who was in the army, stationed at Minter Field in Bakersfield, California. They were married Dec. 17, 1944.
After the war she and Burton moved to Opstead (near Isle), Minnesota, where Burton was from. They lived in Opstead from 1946 until 1969 where they raised a family of six children. She volunteered in many roles at Opstead Baptist Church. She was the church secretary, typed and mimeographed the Sunday bulletin, developed childrens ministries, taught Sunday school and helped in numerous other capacities. She also volunteered in community activities, including the PTA and Band Boosters.
In 1969 Mildred and Burton moved to Fox Lake, Ill. where Burt was the caretaker of Camp Hickory Bible Camp. Millie was the head cook and served hundreds of young people through the summer. They returned to Minnesota in 1974 and lived in St. Paul until 1979 when they moved back to Opstead. At Opstead Baptist, she once again threw herself into church activities and developed a thriving childrens Awana program that provided Bible based activities and games each Wednesday night for many children in the community.
In 1985 Burton passed away and in 1986 she married Robert Berry (Burtons widowed younger brother). They lived in Cambridge together until Bob passed away in June of 2012. During the years in Cambridge she volunteered at the Shalom clothing center, the Senior Activity Center, Meals on Wheels and was active in several Bible study groups at Cambridge Baptist Church. She spent her last four months at Mount Olivet Nursing home in Minneapolis after a stroke in May of this year.
Throughout Mildreds life she devoted herself to her family and her church and to her community. She never knew a stranger in that anywhere she went she immediately struck up conversations and made friends with whomever she met.
She was preceded in death by husband Burton and second husband Robert. She is survived by her children James (Carol), David (Kathryn), Dale (Sherri), Arla, Paul (Kirsten), and Eileen Halls (Tom) as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral Services were Monday, November 25, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Cambridge. Interment was in the Opstead Baptist Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Opstead Baptist Church Awana Program. Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.
Joan Patricia Shockman, 81, took the hand of her Lord and stepped from our world into heaven on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West, Cambridge, Minn.
Born April 11, 1932 in Baltimore, Md., Joan grew up there, the only child of Gerard and Honora (Fisher) Sperlein. Her mother died when she was 11 and soon after, she and her father went to live with her paternal grandparents.
As a junior in high school, Joan met Kenneth Shockman, a North Dakota farm boy and army private, at a YMCA dance and they corresponded while he served in Germany with The Army of Occupation. They were married April 19, 1954 at St. Pauls in Baltimore. During their 38 years of marriage Ken and Joan welcomed 11 children, born in Maryland, North Dakota, Idaho and Minnesota. In 1971 they settled in Braham where Kenneth operated the local pharmacy. Joan lived in the community until a few weeks ago.
Joan attended St. Pauls Parish School and The Catholic Girls High School in Baltimore. On March 3, 1995 she graduated from St. Cloud State with her youngest daughter, Sarah. She was an avid reader who loved learning.
Joan was a kind, compassionate, nurturing person whose Catholic faith was very important to her. She was considerate of others and had a calm, gentle manner. Her large family was precious to her. They knew they could always find a sanctuary in her home. Her grandchildren loved visiting and she genuinely enjoyed their company. She spent many happy hours in her gardens and belonged to the Braham Garden Club.
Joans first career was that of a wife, mother and homemaker. Later, she worked for Isanti County; first as a home health aide where she enjoyed getting to know those she cared for and later she educated people about the dangers of tobacco use. After her retirement in her early 70s, she supported her community by volunteering at Tusen Tack and serving on the Braham Area Community Center Task Force.
Joan was preceded in death by husband, Kenneth, on Nov. 11, 1992, her parents, and stillborn twin sisters.
A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is survived by her family: Phil and Kathy Olson Family: Andy and Erin, Madeleine, Adam, Joseph and Jacob; Marie and Ryan Broek; Sam and Corrie, Solomon, Judah and Ezra; Eben, Dannii and Milo; Lydia Olson, boyfriend Joe; Julie Shockman Family: Jordan and Kristen, Jack, Lucy; Aaron and Nichole, Andrew, Annabelle; Travis Thoth; James and Debbie Shockman Family: Matt and Jerrin, Carson, Alivia and Luke; Jennifer, Ella, Blaze and Norah; Jacob and Danielle, Allison, Avery and Audi; David and Amie, Isabelle and Owen; John and Cindy Shockman Family: Jason, Cassandra and Amelia; Dana, boyfriend Dan; Maria, boyfriend Ryan; Ken Shockman Jr. and fiancee Kim. Kens Family: Elizabeth and Max Schvedenko and baby, Emily and Chris Sandmann and Charlotte, Bill Shockman, Alex and Max Shockman; Margaret and Neil McNally Family: Connor, Collin and Kyle; Michael Shockman, girlfriend Kathy Tester and her son Connor; Paul and Michelle Shockman and Jenavieve; Zac and Carrie Shockman Family: Thomas, Grace and Audrey; Rachel Shockman; Sarah and Tony Kellen Family: Gabriel, Vivian, Isaac, Esther, Amanda (Paul) Noskowiak, Elijah and Ezra, Tyler (Tara) Kellen;; Sandy (Wai Man ) Ng, Decio Marangoni – international daughter and son; special cousins, Mary and Roz, many family members and friends also survive her.
Joan strongly believed in sanctity of human life from the moment of conception. Memorials preferred to Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL).
Funeral Service was held Monday, November 18, 2013 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham with Father Donald Wagner and Deacon Tom Pinataro officiating. Music was provided by Joni Nelson, Vivian Kellen and Gabe Kellen. Pallbearers were Joans sons: James, John, Ken Jr., Michael, Paul, and Zac. Honorary Pallbearer was Decio Marangoni Jr. Interment was at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Braham. Arrangements by Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham.Read more →
Sarah Sadie Tainter, 73, of Cambridge, died November 14, 2013 at home.
Sarah Ryan Tainter was born May 27, 1940 in Greenock, Scotland to John and Sarah (Marshall) Ryan. She grew up and attended school in Scotland. Sadie met Allen Tainter, who was in Scotland serving in the US Navy, on a blind date. They were married Dec. 21, 1963 in Scotland. In 1964 they settled in Anoka, Minn. and later lived in Bethel and then in Isanti County since 1980. Sadie worked at Hermans Bakery for the past several years. She enjoyed agate hunting, fishing, bowling and especially going to the casino. Sadie also liked collecting Thomas Kincaid items.
She is survived by one daughter, Pat Dahlberg of Cambridge; one son, John (Barb) Tainter of University Place, Wash.; three grandchildren, David, Sarah and Adam; one great-grandson, Wyett; one sister-in-law, Mary Ryan; and by other relatives and friends. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen; and five siblings Agness Caldwell, Netty Hyde, Lillian McCready, John Ryan and Andrew Ryan.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Strike Funeral Home Cambridge Chapel with Pastor Randy Westerberg officiating. A time for visiting will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Morningside Memorial Gardens in Coon Rapids.Read more →
She is survived by her son Chad, daughter Tammy, sisters DorothyMae Scheel and Alvera Peterson and grandson Logan. Preceded in death are her parents, Nettie and Gennon Dennewith of Braham and her granddaughter, Rachel.Read more →
Wheeler West, 89, of Cambridge passed away November 18, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.
Wheeler Olaf West was born Aug. 24, 1924 in Springvale, Minn.to August and Elvera (Chilstrom) West. He was raised and lived his early years in Springvale. He served his country in the U. S. Army. Wheeler married Dolores Diklich on May 22, 1954 and they have made their home in Cambridge. He worked for Great River Energy for 42 years, retiring in 1989. Wheeler was a long time member of Common Ground United Methodist Church in Cambridge and also the Cambridge American Legion Post 290. His greatest enjoyment was his family and enjoying his grandchildren and all of the family activities.
Wheeler is survived by his wife, Dolores of Cambridge; two sons, Brian (Lori) West of Medina, Craig (Laurie) West of Duluth; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Olson of Coon Rapids, Alzina (Lawren) Johnson of Coon Rapids; and by many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held Friday, November 22, 2013 at Common Ground United Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Rollin officiating. The soloist was Leah Volker and Dorcie Larson served as organist. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home Cambridge Chapel.
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