Robert Wayne Moffett, Sr., 85, longtime resident of Moose Lake, died peacefully in his home surrounded by the loving care of his family on Monday, November 8, 2021. He was born in Dickinson, North Dakota on July 14, 1936 to Harold and Viola (Anderst) Moffett.

Victor H. Wold, 91, Moose Lake, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Essentia Health Moose Lake.  He was born on October 24, 1930 in St. Paul to Julius and Emma Wold and later attended Murray High School in St. Paul.  On April 14, 1951, Victor married Lucille Nikkola in St. Paul…

Marlene Kay LaVigne, age 68, formerly of Edgerton and Mankato, currently of Moose Lake, died peacefully in her home on Sunday, November 14, 2021 surrounded by the love and care of her husband, two sons;  and St. Croix Hospice.

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.

Dylan Sayler, 24, Sturgeon Lake, died unexpectedly doing what he loved, following an accident while biking on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.  He was born on July 15, 1997 in Moose Lake to Joe Sayler and Allison Gentry Herzog.  Dylan attended Willow River High School graduating with Honors in 201…

Matriarch of the Moehrke family, Clara Agnes Moehrke, 101, of Barnum, Minn. passed peacefully on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in Moose Lake, Minn.  Clara was born to Henry August and Agnes Margerita (Pearson) Frahs on March 1, 1920 in Pine County, Minn.  Clara married Walter Paul Moehrke on July…

Terry Dennis Johnson, 66, passed away on Monday, October 25 in J.A. Wedum Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer.  

Dawn Ann Scholl Platt, 57, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, August 2, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dawn is greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Ernest Henninger, 89, lifelong resident of Barnum Twp., died peacefully on Friday, October 29, 2021 in Sandstone Health Care Center.  He was born on April 29, 1932 in Barnum to Ralph and Nora Henninger.   Ernie attended Central School and later began a 44-year career at Diamond Match in Cloq…

Scot Ben Cervenka, age 58, of Askov, Minn. formerly of New Prague passed away unexpectedly on October 17, 2021.

Faye Joann Hurst, age 69, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 in her home surrounded by the love and care of her children. She was born in Moose Lake, Minn. on September 7, 1952 to Arthur and Hetty (Aho) Korpela.

Joan “Jo-An” Thompson, 87, of Barnum, Minn. and Apache Junction, Ariz. passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 30, 2021. She was born January 27, 1934 in Barnum Minnesota to Helen and Edward Simpson where she lived her life until they became snowbirds in 2012 spending winters in Arizona.

Patricia Ann Reed passed away at her home near Sturgeon Lake, Minn. on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the age of 66 from ovarian cancer.

Sharon Eloise Greski, 91, Moose Lake, died peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Augustana Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake. She was born on January 7, 1930 in Seaside Memorial Hospital, Long Beach, CA to Virgil and Berniece (Marshall) Wickizer.

Jeffrey Lyle Antilla, 66, recently died of natural causes in his home in Barnum, Minnesota. He was born in Moose Lake on July 26, 1955 to Maynard and Helen (Kivi) Antilla. Jeff attended Kalevala and Barnum Schools and DAVTI (currently Lake Superior College). He developed an interest in music…

Stanley Greski, Jr., 97, Moose Lake, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 in Augustana Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.  He was born on June 13, 1924 in Split Rock Township (Twp.) to Stanley and Helena Greski, Sr.  He attended Wilson School in Split Rock Twp. and later lived in D…

Alice Mae Keuhn, age 92, of Willow River, Minn., passed away on September 25, 2021 at the Sandstone Health Care Center.

Kenneth Francis Virnig, 78, resident of Hinckley, Minn., died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Essentia Health – Sandstone. He was born in Minneapolis on June 13, 1943 to Leopold and Margaret (Newman) Virnig.

Robert D. “Bob” Ketchmark, 80, of Willow River, Minn. passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. 

Michael Walter Stransky, 66, resident of Sturgeon Lake, died unexpectedly at his home on September 27, 2021. He was born on September 16, 1955 in the Twin Cities.

Thomas Eugene Anthony, 87, of Big Hanging Horn Lake, Barnum, formerly of New Brighton, died peacefully on Friday, September 24, 2021 in Augustana Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.  He was born on May 15, 1934 to Thomas and Nora Anthony in St. Paul.  Tom grew up on the East Side of St. Pa…

Carl Gregory Boehmer, 71, resident of Moose Lake, died on September 21, 2021 in Essentia Health – Moose Lake. He was born in Saint Paul, Minn. on November 22, 1949 to Carl and Lorraine (Howard) Boehmer.

James Lawrence Kanis, 73, Circle Pines, formerly of Sturgeon Lake, died January 8, 2020.  He was born in Moose Lake on December 21, 1946 to Anthony and Margaret Kanis.  Jim grew up on a farm outside of Sturgeon Lake and attended school in Moose Lake, graduating in 1965.  He worked at Wood Co…

Lyle Edward Madsen, 85, resident of Moose Lake, died peacefully in his home surrounded by the love and care of his family on Thursday, September 23, 2021. He was born in Ringsted, Iowa on August 8, 1936 to John P. and Lizzie E. Madsen. 

Boyd Alan Beccue, of Monticello, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, with his family by his side and his wife holding his hand. He was 73 years old.

Barbara Jean Rahkola, resident of Cromwell, died unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. She was 68 years old.

Fern Violet Calhoun, of Hayfield, died on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Rochester. She was 76 years old.

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Floyd Edward Weske died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. He was 91 years old.

Jon Lampel, 61, Kettle River, died Saturday, September 11, 2021 after complications from a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on September 26, 1959 to Ray and Donna Lampel.  Jon graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1977.  On December 23, 1988, Jon married Kelly Koivisto.  Jon re…

Deloris Mary DeRungs, 92, a lifelong resident of Willow River, died peacefully surrounded by her family in Oakview Assisted Living of Moose Lake on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. She was born on the family homestead in Bremen Township on April 10, 1929 to Peter and Evelyn (Mecl) Kiminski.

Leanna Louise Hannah (Breitbarth) Niss, age 91, of Sandstone, MN passed away on August 29, 2021 at Essentia Health-Sandstone.

Patty L. Chaput, 65, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 with her family alongside lovingly caring for her during her final times.  She was born on February 18, 1956 in Moose Lake to George and Marcella Jirovec.  Patty grew up in Finlayson where she attended school, graduating in 197…

Thomas Warren Gunderson 71 died peacefully on Tuesday August 24, 2021 in Cloquet, Minn.

Lowell Francis Zellmer, age 72 of Moose Lake, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021. 

Stanley Adrian Berglund, 71, long-time resident of Mahtowa, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in St. Luke’s Hospice after a hard-fought battle with esophageal cancer. He was born in Moose Lake on March 19, 1950 to Adrian and Elizabeth (Pearson) Berglund.

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Ruth M. Brink, 98, Moose Lake, died Friday, August 27, 2021 in Augustana Mercy Health Care Center, Moose Lake.  She was born on July 4, 1923 in Lake City to Albert and Clara Schmidt.  At the age of 15, Ruth moved to Moose Lake.  On June 18, 1940, Ruth married Bertel Brink in Carlton.  They d…

There are times when we realize that when the “older generation” leaves us, that we are now becoming the “new” older generation. Mavis Lammi was fortunate to have survived raising us five kids in Moose Lake, Minnesota, a great place to grow up, while working full time; to develop her style o…

Ronald Daniel Werner, Moose Lake, 77, died unexpectedly in his home on Thursday, August 19, 2021. He was born in Ramsey County on September 17, 1943 to Frederick and Frieda (Goter) Werner.

Samuel Mark Stone, 26, Sturgeon Lake, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 after complications from an ulcer.   He was born in Moose Lake on February 23, 1995 to Randy and Loretta Stone.  Sam attended school at Moose Lake Elementary, Connections Academy, and  later attained his GED t…

Donald (Kelly) T. Naylor, of Sturgeon Lake, Minn. passed away on January 19, 2021, in Yuma Ariz. with daughter Molly at his side. He was 90 years young. 

Jerome “Jerry” N. Roettger of Duluth, MN, age 90, died peacefully with his family by his side on August 9, 2021. 

Reider Olav Hansen, 90, Sturgeon Lake, died peacefully on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Moose Lake Village, surrounded by family. He was born in Cloquet, Minn. on March 19, 1931 to Reidar and Olga (Bakker) Hansen, graduated from Cloquet High School in 1949, attended UMD, and earned a degree in…

We have waited for over a year and we are finally able to celebrate Barb’s life with family and friends. We hope you will join us on Friday, August 27, 2021, at North Heights Church in Roseville, Minnesota. There will be a visitation at 10:00 a.m. and a service at 11:00 a.m., followed by a l…

Connie Mae Larson, age 63, formerly of Sturgeon Lake, Minn. and Big Fork, Minn. passed away peacefully from natural causes Monday August 9, 2021 at her Aspen House group home in Cloquet, Minn. She was born on January 27, 1958 in Virginia, Minn., the daughter of Louis and Cora Larson. 

Charles “Chuck” Clayton Nelson of Buckeye Arizona, 91, formerly of Hartland, Michigan, passed peacefully into Christ’s Kingdom on July 28, 2021. Chuck was born in Holyoke, Minnesota on July 30, 1929 to Howard and Florence Nelson. Chuck entered the US Air Force cadets to train to be an office…

Grayson Ronald Lockwood, newborn son to Ben and Molly Lockwood and little brother to Connor, passed away peacefully surrounded by love from his family, July 13, 2021 at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. “If our love was enough to save you, you would have lived forever” 

Benjamin Dale Whipple unexpectedly passed away on August 2, 2021 at the tender age of 19.

Patricia (Burtle) Conway 78, loving wife and mother passed away July 16, 2021.

Susanna “Sue” Karen Westendorf, 77 of Barnum passed away peacefully on Friday, July 23, 2021 in St. Luke’s Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was born August 18, 1943 in Cloquet to William and Lena Foster. On August 17, 1975 Sue married Gordon Westendorf in Barnum. They made th…

Rev. Daniel Paul Almquist was born at home to Ted and Elsie Almquist on July 29, 1937 in Eden Prairie, Minn. and died suddenly on May 11, 2021 at Essentia Health Miller Dwan Hospital in Duluth, Minn. from complications due to leukemia.

A Celebration of Life for Aeron Korhonen will be held on Saturday, July 31, from noon to 4 p.m., at Suomalainen Kirkko  Church (Kalevala Park), four miles North of Kettle River on Hwy 73. Come and share your memories.

Judith Marie Kent (nee Goewey), age 71, passed on to be with her Father, Mother, and Sister on Friday, February 19, 2021. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Scott; her daughter, Carrie; her son, Jamie; many grandchildren; her brother Bob; and numerous cousins and relatives.

Thomas Duane Berglin, 74, of Kettle River, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on June 29, 2021 at his home.  Tom was born on February 18, 1947 in Moose Lake, Minnesota to Vernon and Margaret Berglin.  

Marjorie Marie Anderson passed away peacefully on July 4, 2021 at age 87. Beloved wife of Gorman Anderson of Sturgeon Lake, she is survived by two Children (by first husband Walter Bufton –deceased): Linda (William), Charles (Karen); six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surv…