Thomas Patrick Anderson was born on March 26, 1941 in St. Paul, Minn. to Knute and Dorothea Anderson.

Karen Irene Maki passed away peacefully on April 4 with her two children by her side, Cara and Jessie and Jessie’s husband Sean. 

David R. Aufderhar, 82, Sturgeon Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth.  He was born on September 15, 1938 in Princeton, Minn. to Raymond and Margaret Aufderhar.  

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

William Roger Hoffman, age 70, died April 5, 2021 at St. Luke’s in Duluth Minn. Bill was born on December 15, 1950 to Wilfred & Ellen Hoffman in Park Rapids, Minn. He was the oldest of four siblings: Richard (Gail) of Superior, Wisc, Doug (Nancy) of Barnum, Minn. and Shirley Adamic of Cl…

Floyd Allen Henspeter was born to Oscar and Flossie (Gable) Henspeter on a farm near Amenia, North Dakota on November 29, 1929. He died on March 28, 2021, at his home at Lake Retreat, WA, with his wife and family by his side.  

Jeff Telker was born August 13, 1952 in Moose Lake to Rudolf “Rudy” and Hulda (Johnson) Telker. He departed to be with his Lord on Friday, March 26, 2021 after a courageous battle with ALS. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth; children, Anne (Andy) Flagge, David (Mary), Russell; grandson, …

Henry Calvin Blocker III, age 73, beloved husband of fifty-one years to Judy Anne Eskuri Blocker, died on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at his residence in Sumter, S.C.

Elmer LeRoy “Roy” Evgen, 84, Sturgeon Lake, died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Community Memorial Hospital, Cloquet.  He was born on January 23, 1937 in Minneapolis to Elmer and Jennie Evgen.  Roy grew up in the Cedar, Minn. area and attended St. Francis High School.  On September 7, 1957, Roy m…

Ben Jim Peterson, 41, of Erhard, Minnesota, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at his residence of natural causes.

On March 15, 2021, Grace Margaret (Laughlin) Holm, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 82.

Steven Allen Skog, 31, of Sturgeon Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 15, 2021 in Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center, Superior, Wisc. Steven was born on May 7, 1989 in Duluth, the son of Jared and Amy Skog: just two minutes before his best friend and twin-brother, Jeremy.

Cecelia Marie Coil (Keyport), 91, of Moose Lake, passed away in Oakview Assisted Living, Moose Lake, on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Cecelia was born on March 27, 1929 in Little Canada, Minn. to Edward and Cecelia (Vogele) Keyport. She was united in marriage to Vernon L. Coil on April 24, 1948 i…

Florence Kalenius; longtime resident and retired elementary school teacher, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Lakeside Health & Rehab Center in Pine City at the age of 79.

Darrell Joseph Ruhland, age 77, passed away, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House, St. Augusta, Minn. 

Sarah C. Haasis, 42, of Foxboro, died unexpectedly on Sunday February 28, 2021 of cardiac arrest. 

On Feb 27, 2021 Gerald (Jerry) Antilla passed away while visiting his son in Lamar, Missouri. He passed away peacefully in the presence of his wife and family members. 

Mitchell A. Keyport, 62, passed away on February 18, 2021 from an unexpected cardiac event. Even though a failing heart took him away, his love of life left a beacon of light for family and friends. 

Robert Vernon Schultz, 90, of Carlton, died Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Augustana Health Care Center, Moose Lake.  Robert was born June 16, 1930 in Barnum Township, the son of George and Ethel Schultz.  Robert grew up in Barnum Township attending Central School.  He served in the Army and was …

Duane Lee Johnson, 73, of Barnum, died on Friday, February 26, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Duane was born July 27, 1947 in Superior, Wisconsin, the son of Kenneth and Muriel (Milberger) Johnson.

Roberta Rae Casel, age 55, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, Minn. after a four plus year battle with breast cancer. Roberta was born on August 8, 1965 in Duluth, Minn. to parents Ron and Pat (Tarnowski) Riegger. She graduated from La Crescent Hi…

Dennis A. Johnson, 88, Birch Creek Twp., Pine County, died peacefully on Saturday, February 20, 2021, with his family by his side on the same farm where his birth occurred.  Two very important things in Dennis’s life were his family and his farm; both were present at the end of his life whic…

Aeron “A.J.” Korhonen, age 26, previously of Kettle River, MN, passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 2021.

Berma Lois Gilbertson, age 94, of Richfield, passed away on February 17, 2021.

     Marie J. Sena, age 77, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully surrounded by her special friends at Augustana Care Center in Moose Lake, Minn. on February 17, 2021. Marie was born in San Francisco, Calif. on July 4, 1943: the date which delighted her. She was the daughter of Sophia Juan…

Kenneth Fred Duesler, 80, of Barnum, died on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Inter-Faith Care Center, Carlton. Kenneth was born March 17, 1940 in Blackhoof Township, the son of Fred and Irma (Wik) Duesler. 

William “Bill” Eknes, 87, Moose Lake, Minn., died on Wednesday, February 10,  2021 in St. Cloud, Minn. surrounded by his family. He was born in Scanlon, Minn. to Ole and Sofia (Erickson) Eknes on September 29, 1933.  

Keith Howard Anderson, 54, passed away peacefully at home with his wife and family by his side. 

Jeremy A. Schutrop, age 40, of Estherville, died on Sunday, February 7, 2021 unexpectedly at home. A celebration of Jeremy’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. A time for visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Patricia Lynn Lower, 85, Moose Lake, died peacefully in Moose Lake Village on Thursday, February 4, 2021. She was born in a log cabin in Itasca State Park on August 20, 1935 to William and Alma Shanely.

Jimmy Harold Petry, age 85, of Sandstone, Minn. passed away at his home on January 24, 2021 with his loving wife and family by his side.

Victoria Paulette Aldridge, age 64, of Sturgeon Lake, Minn. passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at her home with her loved ones by her side.

Bruce V. Priem, 81, Barnum, died peacefully on Monday, February 8, 2021 in Essentia Health, Moose Lake.  He was born on January 6, 1940 in Rusk County, Wisconsin to Julius and Ruth Priem.  Bruce grew up in Wisconsin and later attended school in Duluth graduating from Duluth Denfeld.  He serv…

Karen Wellma Norberg of Indianapolis, Indiana, died peacefully of natural causes on January 21, 2021.  She was born to William and Wellma Norberg during the Armistice Day blizzard of November 11, 1940.  Karen grew up on a dairy farm outside Barnum where her parents raised Registered Golden G…

Edwin Carlyle “Carts”Myhre, 86, died peacefully in his sleep on February 6, 2021 with his wife Donna by his side. Born Dec. 23, 1934, to Edna (Ziehl) and Carl Myhre, Ed grew up in Mahtowa, Minnesota, graduated from Barnum High School, and later earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psycholog…

Gordon Steven Beck was born on April 5, 1948 to Vernon and Helen (Viita) Beck in Minneapolis, Minn. Places Lived: Minneapolis Minn.; Finlayson Minn.; Rochester Minn. and Moose Lake Minn. Graduated from. Finlayson High School, in 1968. Earned an Engineers Degree from Duluth Technical Institut…

Ethel May Tyson, 85, of Moose Lake, died Saturday, January 30, 2021 in her home. She was born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania on May 19, 1935, the daughter of Earl (Ethel) Crowley II.  Ethel grew up in South East, Pennsylvania where she married Ronald Tyson Sr. on November 16, 1951. Together, t…

Carmen Rae Jacobson, 79, Duluth, formerly of Sturgeon Lake, died Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in Benedictine Health Care Center, Duluth.  She was born on January 3, 1942 in Moose Lake to Raymond and Anna (Youngkrantz) Jacobson.  Carmen attended school in Sturgeon Lake and Willow River.  She l…

Wesley Allan Saari, 91, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona Passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Lakeview Terrace.

Victor Joseph Kliniski, Sr., 75, Sturgeon Lake, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at his home.  He was born on October 18, 1945 in Moose Lake to Joseph and Effie Kliniski.  Vic attended Willow River High School graduating in 1963.  He served in the National G…

Eleanor Mae Watson Hall, loving mother of six children, passed away at the age of 94 on Sunday, January 24, 2021.  Eleanor was born May 11, 1926 in Lewistown, Mont. to Vernon Edward and Leota Edna (Barrick) Watson.  She graduated from Hobson, Mont. High School and in 1948, received a B.S. in…

Rosetta Ann Nelson, 79, resident of Sturgeon Lake, died at her home on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. She was born in Jeffersonville, Ind. on September 28, 1941 to John and Dorothy Malott.

Jim Hanratty, 83, of Sturgeon Lake, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Jim was born July 24, 1937 at home, near Cloquet, the son of Jim and Jennie (Olive) Hanratty. 

Vivian Ruth Ilene Larson, 90, lifelong resident of Sturgeon Lake, was called to her heavenly home due to natural causes on Saturday, January 16, 2021 to be reunited with her husband, Albert. She was born to Rudolph and Ruth (Dahl) Larson in Birch Creek Township on November 21, 1930.

Dr. Lynn Kathleen Kelley was a caring and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, cousin, and friend. She left this world at 6:35 p.m. on January 10, 2021 at the age of 66. She was born in Moose Lake, Minn. to Bill and Joanne Jungers on Sept 18, 1954.

Lucy Margaret (Watson) Suronen, 64, died on Jan. 2, 2021. She was born June 23, 1956 in St. Paul, Minn. to John and Mary (Todd) Watson, Lucy was the sixth of 10 children.

Delores Marion Behrman, 79, resident of Sturgeon Lake, died on January 1, 2021 in New Perspectives Senior Living of Barnum. She was born in Arthyde to Ralph and Marion (Stegman) Williams on June 15, 1941.

Janice Isabelle (Schneider) Summers of Moose Lake, formerly from Duluth, passed away Saturday, January 2nd, 2021. She was born in Duluth, the daughter of Ernie and Isabelle Schneider. 

Michael Olesen, 48, of Anoka formerly of Moose Lake passed away Sunday, December 27 from complications after contracting COVID-19. 

Roger Lee Switzer, 87, resident of Sturgeon Lake, died peacefully on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Augustana Care Center, Moose Lake. He was born in Holyoke on May 24, 1933 to Orval and Sena (Sipple) Switzer.

Doris Arlene Moffett, longtime resident of Moose Lake, entered eternal rest on Christmas Eve, December 24th, 2020 in Essentia Health – Moose Lake. She was born on August 22, 1940 in Pelican Rapids, Minn. to Ole and Anna (Haugen) Arntson.

Gordon “Gordy” Charles Schwoch, 84, Barnum, died on December 24, 2020 while working on the farm in Blackhoof Township where he was born and spent nearly his entire life. Gordy was born at home on April 2, 1936 to Otto Carl and Hazel Irene (Collins) Schwoch.

Alice Irene Hurd, 86, of Maple Plain, Minn., passed away on December 21, 2020, at Haven Homes Skilled Nursing Facility. Born on April 1, 1934, in Rossburg, Minn., she was the daughter of John and Minnie (Mattson) Preston. She grew up in the Kimberly, Minn., area and attended school in Kimber…

Susan Evelyn Sobczak, 79, resident of Carlton, passed away in her home on Thursday, December 24, 2020. She was born in Moose Lake on August 1, 1941 to Ellis and Evelyn (Olson) Whiting.