Florian A. Helquist
Services were held last week for Florian A. 'Pat' Helquist. The former Proctor resident died Wed., Jan. 14, 2004, in a Duluth hospice. She was 92.
She was born Jan. 29, 1911, in Duluth and grew up in West Duluth and spent all of her married life and most of her retirement years in Proctor. For the past year, she resided at Longview House in Duluth. In 1934, she married Gordon Melvin Herbranson, who died in 1936, and in 1940, married Helge Helquist who died in 1987. Pat was a very active member of St. Rose Catholic Parish for several decades and was a life member of Proctor Women of the Moose. She was an avid gardener, and enjoyed sewing and going for long walks.
In addition to her husbands, Pat was preceded in death by her parents; a son Lawrence, and her siblings Elizabeth McClair, Frank Parent and Marie Helquist.
Survivors include a son Gordon (Judy) Herbranson of Gordon, Wis.; grandchildren Brenda Bromen of Fla., Debra Herbranson of Eagan, Minn., Kimberly Lander of Wash., Kevin Helquist of Duluth, and Theresa Brooks of Albuquerque, N.M., six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at St. Rose Catholic Church, Proctor, Rev. Fr. John Golobich officiating. Burial was in Oneota Cemetery.
Judylynne 'Judy' Diver of Westgate Blvd., Proctor, died Wed., Jan. 14, 2004, in St. Mary's Medical Center. She was 52.
She was born in Duluth to Dean and Rosalyn (Lunke) Hammerstrom. Judy was raised by her aunt/mom Joan Erickson, who died in 2003. She graduated from Denfeld High School.
She is survived by her husband Raymond, her mother Rosalyn Tiessen of Cloquet, brothers Kenny (Julie) Stroik, Kerry Stroik, Kevin (Lori) Stroik, Doug (Laurie) Carlos and Tim (Jackie) Carlos, Floyd and David Hammerstrom, and John and Jay Lunke, sisters Lisa Bergren, Joy 'Lunke' Connors and Charlie 'Tiessen' Gottschalk, and her best friend Bonnie Talarico.
Burial was in Oneota Cemetery.
Glenn A. Schnorr
The Schnorr family is in bereavement following the death of Glenn A. Schnorr. He died Wed., Jan. 7, 2004, at his Duluth residence after a battle with cancer. He was 64.
He was born in Duluth and was a lifelong resident of Lincoln Park. He worked as a baker for Johnson Bakery from 1954 to 1972 as well as a bartender at the Western and Spot Bar.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Glenn is survived by his children Gerald of Proctor, Anthony (Cindy) of Duluth, John of Proctor, and Janine (Randall) Holder of Duluth, nine grandchildren, two great-grandsons, brothers LeRoy (Patsy) of Duluth and Melvin (Fern) of Proctor, sisters Marlene (Don) Pedersen of Duluth and Verlie Mello of Duluth, and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Charlotte LaVonne Wiese
Charlotte LaVonne Wiese, who was born in Munger, lost a four-year battle with cancer Dec. 30, 2003. She was 62.
Charlotte was born to Melbourne and Dorothy Shaw in Munger on Dec. 14, 1941. She met and married Earl, her husband of 44 years, in Duluth in 1959 and accompanied him through a 24-year career in the U.S. Air Force.
She is survived by her husband Earl of North Pole, Alaska, three sons, her sisters Dorothy (Norman) McCuskey of Holyoke, Gloria Bechtold of Lindstrom, Minn., and Peggy (Marlyn) Koski of Cloquet, and brother Gary (Linda) Shaw of Woodford, Va.
Her cremains will rest with the Shaw family in Nickerson, Minn.
Sam Parendo of Proctor is saddened by the death of his brother-in-law, Edward Weiss of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Duluth. He died Tues., Jan. 13, 2004, at the age of 75.
Edward was a Sgt. in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. Edward graduated from Duluth Cathedral High School in 1946. On Jan. 19, 1951, he married Dorothy Hartman. He owned Ed Weiss Sale Co. and was a partner in Kansas City Road Co. Travel Planners.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy Ann and a sister Dorothy Parendo (Weiss).
He is also survived by a brother Larry (Corrine) Weiss of Duluth, and several nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Emmanuel L. Malzac
Nancy Marotta of Twig is mourning the death of her brother Emmanuel L. 'Sonny' Malzac of Culver, Minn. He passed away Tues., Jan. 6, 2004, in his home at the age of 66.
He was born on Mar. 29, 1937, to Emmanuel and Margaret (Grealish) Malzac in Oliver, Wis. After high school, Emmanuel worked as a carpenter, welder and laborer. He married Peggy Newberry on Halloween of 1964. He then became a heavy equipment operator for the City of Duluth Public Works Dept. for 30 years, retiring in 1998.
He is also survived by his loving wife of nearly 40 years Peggy of Culver, a son Paul of Duluth, a daughter Anna Malzac of Alborn, and two granddaughters Kelly and Chris, a brother John of Duluth, two other sisters Mary Moody of Boulder City, Nev. and Lucy Horvatich, of Duluth, and several nieces and nephews.
Entombment was in Sunrise Memorial Park. Military honors were accorded by the Duluth Combined Honor Guards.
William Michael Scanlon, Jr.
William Michael Scanlon, Jr. (Dollar Bill), 61, died on Wed., Jan. 21, 2004, at his home.
He was born on April 29, 1942, in Duluth, to William M. Sr. and Jeannette Scanlon. He grew up and attended schools in Proctor. William owned and operated his own business in West Duluth, Scanlon Marketing. He also enjoyed iron working and racing speed boats.
He is preceded in death by his dad William Sr. and his second wife Mary Bodin.
William is survived by his mother Jeannette, children Steven, Scott (Lori), Michael, Anne (James) Robinson, and Josi Andrieko, seven grandchildren, sister Marsha Stiemke, brothers Tom Scanlon and John (Janet) Scanlon, the mother of his children Karen Davis, nieces and nephews, and special friends Bob and Ed 'Rambo' (thanks for always being there for dad).
Burial will be in the Oneota Cemetery.
Ruth Marion Sternal
Services were held Sat., Jan. 24, 2004, for Ruth Marion Sternal. The Proctor resident died Wed., Jan. 21, 2004, in St. Luke's Hospice, surrounded by family and friends. She was 70.
She was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Cloquet. She attended Duluth Denfeld High School. Ruth married George Stephen Sternal in September of 1952, and they made their home in Duluth. Ruth was a homemaker through the years. She was a member of the Proctor Moose Lodge 1302 and the West Duluth American Legion Post 71. She enjoyed gardening, playing cribbage and had great pride in her Finnish heritage. Ruth was a caretaker of many sick people over the years and always put her children and grandchildren first.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Martha, her husband of 28 years George, and her sister Doris Olson.
Ruth is survived by her children Lori (Collin) Ventrella, Michael (Cindy Matacynski) Sternal, Melissa Sternal, and Mark (Kris) Sternal, all of Duluth, grandchildren Stephen and Amy Sternal, brothers Andrew (Karen) Savo and Arno (Lynne) Savo, brother-in-law Floyd Olson, several nieces and nephews, many special friends, and her cat Eddie.
Delmar Edward Schelinder
Delmar Edward Schelinder of Saginaw, died Mon., Jan. 26, 2004, in his home, where he spent his final days surrounded by family and close friends. He was 68.
Bud was born Jan. 16, 1936, in Barnum to Frieda and Edward Schelinder. He married Ruth Anne Eld on June 16, 1962, in Duluth. Bud and Ruth Anne stayed in the area, and raised a family in the home Bud built. Bud worked at Duluth Ready Mix for 33-1'2 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Teamsters Retiree Club and belonged to New Life Convenant Church of Twig.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Roger and his sister Rosalie Fish.
Bud is survived by his wife of 42 years Ruth Anne of Saginaw, son Shayne of Hermantown, daughters Shannon (Russell) Gerads of Seattle, Sharla (Mark) Donohue of Duluth and Shawnda (Curtis) Disher of Ashland, Wis., a brother, two sisters, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held in New Life Covenant Church, Saginaw, with Rev. Brad Shannon officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in Sandy Lake Cemetery in Mahtowa.
Thomas Arthur Tessier
Thomas Arthur Tessier of Proctor passed away on Sun., Feb. 1, 2004, at home, with all the love and support of his family at his side. He was 46.
He was born in Duluth on May 28, 1957 and had worked at the Louis Kemp Seafood Co. for 13 years as a mixer operator. For the last two years, Tom had worked at Cirrus Design as a Composite Fabricator. He enjoyed being outdoors, spending his time fishing and camping.
His father Arthur Tessier preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife Denise; son Brandon 'Bud' and daughter Britani, both at home, mother Mary 'Hope' Tessier of Duluth; sisters Paulette (Kelly) Evans of Wis. and Leanne (Burt Beyer) Tessier of Duluth, his brother Gerald Tessier of Duluth, four nephews, three nieces, great nieces, and one great nephew.
Burial at Sunrise Memorial Park
Visitation will be held today and services Fri., Feb. 6, 2004, for former Proctor junior high school English teacher and wife of former Senator Jim Gustafson Patricia Gustafson. She died suddenly Jan. 26, 2004, in Sarasota, Fla. where she traveled to attend the funeral of her close friend Nancy Amundson. She was 65.
Pat was born in Duluth and grew up in West Duluth where she attended West Junior High and Denfeld High School. Pat graduated from Denfeld in 1956 as Valedictorian. In 1960, she graduated from UMD with high academic honors and a teaching degree. Following college she began her teaching career at Jedlicka Jr. High School in Proctor as an eighth grade English teacher. In 1961, she married Jim Gustafson, her college sweetheart and soon after left teaching to raise a family. Pat later returned to teaching for short periods at Two Harbors Middle School and the Duluth Business University. For most of her middle years, she worked part-time with her husband at A&E Supply Company as a personnel and human resources administrator Pat was a member of Glen Avon Presbyterian Church.
Pat is survived by her husband Jim Gustafson, daughter Jill, sons Stephen (Debi) and Eric (Lyn), grandchildren Halle, Carlie, Ben and Charlie Gustafson, all of the Twin Cities, and a sister Betty (Robert) Davis of Slidell, LA.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 5, 2004, at Jarvi-Dowd Funeral Home and will continue from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service on Friday at Glen Avon Presbyterian Church.