Clarabelle C. Peterson
Clarabelle C. Peterson, 85, SERVICES: A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Ascension Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, Wis. The Rev. Paul Sullivan will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home, also in Eau Claire, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Gardens in the Town of Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Ascension Lutheran Church Ladies Aid at 1500 Peterson Ave., Eau Claire, Wis. 54703. Friends may sign the guest book online at www.fullerspeckien.com.
Clarabelle C. Peterson, 85, of Eau Claire, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the Sacred Heart Hospital.
She was born Aug. 12, 1918, in Eau Claire, to Ethan Allen and Anna Christina (Jensen) Cleasby. She attended University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked in ordinance for Gillette, Timm’s Dairy, and Eau Claire County Human Services. She participated in Ascension Lutheran Church, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 220 of Virginia, and numerous other organizations.
Clarabelle is survived by her sons, Harry (Pat) Harvey of Eau Claire, and Charles (Brenda) Harvey of Hebron, Ky.; daughters, Anita Harvey of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Donna (Rick) Hakes of Menomonie, Wis.; granddaughters, Carrie (Mark) Schnabel of Ramsey, Minn., Sonja (David) Nelson of Hebron, Ky., and Larissa and Jennifer Hakes of Menomonie, Wis.; grandsons, Tim Harvey of Madison, Wis., and Scott (Amanda) Harvey of Slidell, La.; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Harvey; husband, Clyde Peterson; parents; one sister; and three brothers.
Mary V. Glumack
Mary V. Glumack, 89, SERVICES: Mass of Christian Burial noon Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing, with the Rev. Peter Muhich as celebrant. Visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing. Pallbearers will be Gary Mason, John DeLong, Dave Galovich, Jeff Neumann, Bernie Drlaca and Ben Glumack. Honorary pallbearer will be Gary Southgate. Arrangements are by Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
Mary V. Glumack, 89, of Hibbing died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, in the Hill Crest Adams residence in Hibbing.
She was born Sept. 27, 1914, to Charles and Elisa (Pastoreli) Dalpra in Hibbing. She graduated from Hibbing High School in 1932 and had worked as a retail clerk for 25 years at JC Penney’s. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and was an avid sports fan and bridge player.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Patricia) Glumack of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Charles “Babe” (Georgean) Glumack of Hibbing; a sister-in-law, Melva Mason, of Hibbing; and six grandchildren, Jenny Glumack, Ben Glumack, Jill Glumack, Jamielee Glumack, Jeff Neumann and Steve Burns.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel, in 1985; and by her parents.
Frances Kokaly, 93, SERVICES: Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth, with the Rev. Joel Hastings as celebrant. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, both at Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home in Eveleth, and will continue one hour before service Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Eveleth Cemetery.
Frances A. Kokaly, 93, of Virginia died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the Virginia Convalescent Center.
She was born Feb. 11, 1911, in Eveleth to Joseph and Frances (Kovic) Klander. She grew up and attended Eveleth Schools. She married Jacob Kokaly on Feb. 12, 1927, in Eveleth. She worked for Cluett-Peabody for 13 years and was a chef at the former Coates Hotel for 13 years. She was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. She was an officer for the ZAS Lodge #1, the SNPJ Lodge and a member of the American Fraternal Union. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.
She is survived by a son, Jacob (Janet) Kokaly, of Trenton, N.J.; daughters, Delores (David) Butler of Eveleth and Margaret (Richard) Thorp of Golden, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Jean Willcutt, Jim Kokaly, Joy (Tom) Lanigan of Trenton, N.J., June McMackin of Morrisville, Pa., Jon Kokaly of St. Rose, La., Dennis Butler of Virginia, Don (Lisa) Butler of Iron, Dan (Shabnam) Butler of Shoreview, Minn., Doug (Lesia) Butler of Cottage Grove, Minn., Diane (Jerry) Yourczek of Eveleth, David Thorp and Leslie Thorp of Golden, Mo.; 17 great-grandchildren, Kristine, Ruth and James Kokaly, James, Shawn and Liam McMackin, Kelly and Thomas Lanigan, Daniel, Robert, Julie and William Butler, Zachary, Chelsea and Holly Butler and Kiri and Kassandra Yourczek; a great-great-grandson, Morgan; a sister, Josephine (Louis) Piasecki, of Marquette, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Jacob, in 1993; three sisters, Rose Bradach in 1994, Pauline Rozinka in 1990 and Martha Klander in 2002; and her parents.
Joyce L. (Maki) Rowe
Joyce L. (Maki) Rowe, 49, SERVICES: Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at Emmaus Lutheran Church at 1074 Idaho Ave. W., at intersection with Levington Avenue in St. Paul. A luncheon will follow. Inurnment in the Cherry Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers Joyce requested memorials be sent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Suite 1209, 654 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10021; Always and Forever Memorial, American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720; or the Humane Society for Companion Pets, 1115 Beulah Lane, St. Paul 55108. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.
Joyce L. (Maki) Rowe, 49, of St. Paul, formerly of Cherry, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at her home.
She was born Dec. 23, 1954, in Virginia to George and Jean (Niemi) Maki from Cherry. She graduated as salutatorian from Cherry High School and from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Duluth. Joyce was an RN specializing in neonatal intensive care nursing and enjoyed working as a traveling nurse for many years. She was married to Tom Rowe from Louisiana. They later divorced and Joyce returned to Minnesota to be close to her family. She was an active member of Emmaus Lutheran Church and an advocate at the Humane Society in St. Paul. Joyce had a lifelong struggle with juvenile diabetes and other health complications, but always kept a positive attitude in life and love. Joyce especially loved her nieces and nephews and would always remember them on their birthdays and on holidays. She remained strong-willed through her many medical challenges and will be loved and remembered by everyone she touched.
She is survived by her mother, Jean Maki of Virginia; two brothers, Les (Sue) Maki of St. Paul and Russell (Marsha) Maki of Anchorage, Alaska; sister, Phyllis (Richard) Boudreau of Marshfield, Wis.; seven nieces and nephews; and two grand-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, George Maki.
Mamie Helen Kuha
Mamie Helen Kuha, 92, SERVICES: Funeral was held at 1 p.m. March 25 at the Menahga Apostolic Lutheran Church in Menahga, Minn., with the Rev. Don Salo officiating. Elma Impola was organist. Soloist Larry Karjala sang “In the Garden’’ and “One Day at a Time.’’ Congregational hymns were “How Great Thou Art’’ and “Jopa Loppui Paivan Vaivat” (”Now the Cares of Day are Ended”). Active casketbearers were Curtis Piri, Robert Kuha, Bryan Kuha, Ross Kuha, Joshua Rowe and Steven Johnson. Interment was at Meadow Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements by Cardii-Behrens Funeral Home in Menahga.
Mamie Helen Kuha, 92, of Menahga, Minn., died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, March 22, 2004, at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga.
Mamie was the 10th child of 14 born to Andrew and Elsa (Kummala) Karjala in rural Menahga, Runeberg Township, Becker County, on Sept. 19, 1911. Mamie completed eighth grade in School Districts 61 and 62, then lived with her parents while helping her brother Levi on his farm until her marriage. Mamie was united in marriage to Albert Kuha on Oct. 6, 1929, in Menahga. They lived on the Kuha family farm east of Menahga with Charlie and Katie Kuha. After their death Mamie and Albert continued living and working on the farm. Mamie assisted her husband and son Willy in a tire business they operated on the farm. After Albert’s death in 1990 she moved into Menahga. In 1994 Mamie moved to Mountain Iron to be closer to her daughter and family. In 2000 Mamie moved back to Menahga and lived in Woodside Manor. She entered Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in 2001. Mamie enjoyed berry picking, knitting and crocheting doilies and spending time with her family and friends. Mamie’s coffee pot was always brewing. Mamie was a member of the Menahga Apostolic Lutheran Church. As an active member of the Sebeka Historical Society, she rode on many parade floats churning butter.
Mamie is survived by one daughter, Ellen Poderzay of Virginnia; two sons, Wilfred Kuha and his wife Ella of Minneapolis and Robert Kuha and his wife Frances of Blaine, Minn.; three sister, Alma Marjamaa of North Branch, Minn., Sylvia Niskanen of Park Rapids, Minn., and Julia Johnson of Menahga; one brother, Edward Karjala of Mounds View, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as many other relatives and friends.
Mamie was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Elsa, and husband, Albert, two daughters in infancy, five sisters and four brothers.
Melia Jacobson, 91, SERVICES: Funeral service 2 p.m Tuesday, at the First Baptist Church in Cook. The Rev. Dennis Sundeen will be officiant. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Angora. Arrangements are with the Mlaker Funeral Home, Cook.
Melia Jacobson, 91, of Cook, formerly of Idington, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, in the Cook Hospital.
She was born Oct. 27, 1912, at Idington, the daughter of John and Anna (Jusola) Kinnunen. She grew up in Idington, and was united in marriage to William Jacobson on July 30, 1931, at Virginia. The couple settled in Alango, where they built their home. In 1943, they moved to a farm in Field Township, where Melia made her home for many years. She had lived in Portland, Ore., from 1962 to 1967. While in Portland, Melia at the age of 50 completed the Licensed Practical Nurses Program. They moved back to the Cook area in 1967, and she was a nurse at the Cook Hospital from 1967 to 1983. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Cook, and earlier belonged to the former Reader’s Club in Alango. Melia handcrafted numerous beautiful quilts for her family, and also loved reading, knitting and enjoyed working cross-word puzzles. She will be always remembered as a loving grandmother, and took the time to help in any way asked.
She is survived by three sons, Kermit (Carol) of Yakima, Wash., Warren (Connie) of Corcoran, Minn., and Paul (Celina) of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Anne (Ron) Kruger, of Yakima, Wash.; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter; a brother-in-law, Robert Jacobson, of Silver Bay; and two sisters-in-law, Signe Jacobson and Ann Jacobson, both of Cook.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on Feb. 6, 1983; a brother, John Kinnunen; and seven sisters, Selma Line, Anna Twa, Ina Metso, Ethel Rankila, Lillian Bergquist, Eleanor Kinnunen and Tyne Tapinala.
Edward B. Lauder
Edward B. Lauder, 88, SERVICES: A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church in Aurora. The Rev. Donald Fisher will officiate. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Military honors accorded by the Aurora-Hoyt Lakes Color Guard and the Aurora Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9702. Arrangements are by the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home of Aurora.
Edward B. Lauder, 88, of Aurora, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, in the Heritage Manor in Chisholm.
He was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Streator, Ill., and attended school in Illinois. He served our country as a World War II Navy veteran and was one to witness the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. Following the military, he moved to Nebraska, where he worked as a crane operator. He married Rosezell Logan and later resided in Milwaukee. He continued working as a crane operator for the Local 139 until his retirement. He moved to the Iron Range in the late 1970s, and on Oct. 25, 2003, married Ruth Rantala in Palo.
He was a member of the Biwabik Masonic Lodge, the Aurora Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9702, serving as a past commander and attended the First Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Aurora; daughters, Penny Wahl and Linda Welch, both of Lincoln, Neb.; step-son, LeRoy (Kathleen) Larson of Waukesha, Wis.; step-daughter, Lou Ann McGilvery of Lincoln, Neb.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; former wife, Rosezell; one son; and several brothers and sisters.
Ellen E. (Liimatta) Sandstedt
Ellen E. (Liimatta) Sandstedt, 87, SERVICES: Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Palo, with the Rev. Brian Birk officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Rauha Cemetery in White Township. Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.
Ellen E. (Liimatta) Sandstedt, 87, of Palo died Sunday, May 30, 2004, in the Skilled Nursing Facility of the White Community Hospital in Aurora.
She was born in Palo, the eighth of nine children born to John and Anne Liimatta. She attended grade school in Palo and graduated from Aurora High School. She then attended Duluth State Teachers College and earned a teaching diploma. Later she took evening, Saturday and summer school classes and received a bachelor of science degree (cum laude) in elementary education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. She taught in various St. Louis County schools, including Brimson and Palo Markham, for 30 years.
She married Edward Sandstedt of Brimson in 1944 and they resided there until moving to Palo in 1981. In 2000 she compiled a spiral bound book called “Little Bits of Palo History,’’ largely highlighting the establishment of the first church in Palo — the Finnish Lutheran (1917-1997). In 2001 she published another spiral book including her various writings through the years and entitled it “Ellen’s Poems and Writings.’’
The family would like to express their deepest thanks to Ellen’s hospice caregivers and the staff at White Community Hospital, who kept her so comfortable and happy.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ellen Hanson, and a granddaughter, Jessica Lee Hanson, both of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Martha Anderson, of Palo; and numerous nieces and nephews and close cousins.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Edward, in 1984; a grandson, Nate Hanson, of Fort Myers, Fla., in 1994; and four brothers, Oscar, John, Arthur and Neilo, and three sisters, Aileen Maepaa, Emma Focht and Gertrude Olsen, all of Palo.
Mary G. Sershen
Mary G. Sershen, 92, SERVICES: Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely, with the Rev. James Scheuer as celebrant. Visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Ely Cemetery. Services provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia. To share a remembrance online, go to www.baumanfuneralhome.com.
Mary G. Sershen, 92, of Virginia and formerly of Ely, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia.
She was born Nov. 19, 1911, in Ely, the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Popsesh) Vertnik. She married Frank Sershen on Aug. 21, 1930, in Ely. In 1949, the couple moved to Virginia. She worked at Red Owl in Virginia as a meat wrapper, and later at the Cluett-Peabody Shirt Factory. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mountain Iron Senior Citizens, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1113 Auxiliary in Virginia and KSKJ No. 72 in Ely.
She is survived by her sons, Ralph (Elizabeth) Sershen of West St. Paul, Donald (Darlene) Sershen of Eagle River, Alaska, and Dan Kiland of Alaska; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Christine Kuzma, of Minneapolis; a brother, Leonard (Germaine) Vertnik, of Florida; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Frank Sershen; a sister, Pauline Belanger; and a brother, Joseph Vertnik.
Ruth I. Petrell
Ruth I. Petrell, 66, SERVICES: Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at Range Funeral Home in Virginia, with Pastor Jeffrey Jones officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Embarrass Cemetery.
Ruth I. Petrell, 66, formerly of Embarrass, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at the Arrowhead Senior Living Center in Eveleth.
She was born Oct. 20, 1915, to Henry and Siiri (Levander) Petrell in Chisholm. She moved to Chicago at a young age, where she attended school. During the Depression years she moved to Embarrass and Virginia. She enjoyed doing needlework and painting.
Survivors include her sisters, Milma Naeseth of Madison, Wis., and Olivia Kissin of Spokane, Wash.; brothers, Philip (Donna) Petrell of Hudson, Wis., Wilfred (Ursala) Petrell of Embarrass and Edgar Petrell of Embarrass; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Martha and Helen; and a brother, Roy.
Harold ‘Hal’ Haugejorde
Harold ‘Hal’ Haugejorde, 79, SERVICES: Celebration of Hal’s life will be held at noon Tuesday at the First Lutheran Church, 1100 East Superior St., Duluth, with visitation one hour prior to service and luncheon following service. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth. Memorials preferred to First Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Johnson-Crawford Funeral and Cremation, Duluth.
Harold “Hal’’ Haugejorde, 79, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Miller-Dwan Hospital in Duluth due to complications of renal failure.
The youngest of eight children, he was born Jan. 24, 1925, to Harold and Anna Haugejorde in Minneota, Minn. He graduated from high school in 1942 and enrolled at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. Studies were interrupted as Hal joined the Army to serve his country in World War II. His training included a stop at North Dakota State University. Based on his success, he was chosen to go to Officer’s Candidate School and became an instructor at Fort Benning, Ga. In 1945, he was routed to Special Services in Japan, as first lieutenant in command of a series of hotels in the Armed Forces. He returned to Augustana College in 1947, competing in basketball and football. Graduating in 1949 with high academic achievements, he received the “Honor Athlete of the Year’’ award. He was inducted into the Augustana Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981.
On Nov. 24, 1949, Hal married Beverly “Bev’’ Slieter of Hills, Minn., an Augustana elementary education student. Hal began to teach social studies and coach both football and basketball in Jasper, Minn. He earned his master’s degree in school administration at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He served as a dedicated superintendent of public schools at: Heron Lake for 13 years; New London-Spicer for a number of years; and at Mountain Iron for five years. Since retirement in 1982, they made their home in Duluth.
Hal was an enthusiastic educator and community leader. He was the guiding force for locating, funding and the construction of the “Little Crow Country Club’’ in Spicer. He was also instrunmental in securing funds for the New London Fish Hatchery, one of the last federally funded hatcheries in Minnesota. Using those lobbying skills to obtain significant improvements for the communities in which he lived, one of his last legacies was securing a state-of-the-art elementary school for the Mountain Iron school district.
He was an avid sports fan, golfer, reader and writer. He enjoyed working in the yard, especially riding his red tractor, mowing their parklike lawn. Travels mostly included trips to visit children and budding grandchildren, from Florida to California, Texas and Minneapolis. These trips included musical stops in Branson, Mo., for fun along the way. “Handsome Hal’’ also enjoyed much friendly conversation with his firends at the Lakeside Bakery in Duluth. He was inspired and nourished with Bible studies and church community at First Lutheran Church.
Hal battled multiple medical issues over the last few years and was lovingly cared for by his wife of 54 years, Beverly. Every visit with Hal during his last days involved his thankfulness for his wife, his family and the wonderful life of which he had been blessed.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; and six children and their families, Ann Beth (Michael) Bjornberg of Minneapolis, Mark Haugejorde of Tequesta, Fla., Cynthia Haugejorde (Cidney Rattunde) of Minneapolis, Jayne Haugejorde of Duluth, Sonja (Bill) Hurlburt of Reno, Nev., and Stephanie (Ed) Kershner of San Antonio, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Anders, Nathan and Marais Bjornberg, Katie, Ian and Odin Holmes, Graham, Joseph and Gustave Hurlburt, and Gretta, Clint and Halie Kershner. Hal’s family was his pride and joy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and all his siblings, five sisters and two brothers.