William E. Flasch
Henry Flasch is saddened by the death of his brother, William E. Flasch. The Onalaska, Wis. resident, formerly of Barnum, Minn., died Thurs., Feb. 12, 2004, in Onalaska. He was 77.
William was preceded in death by his wife Marion on Nov. 22, 1999, his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
He will be lovingly remembered by a son, two daughters, another brother, two sisters, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Burial was in Barnum.
Ruth E. Childs
Services were held last week for Ruth E. Childs, who died Sun., Feb. 15, 2004, in Viewcrest Health and Rehabilitation Center. The Saginaw resident was 93.
She was born in Duluth and was a resident of Duluth Heights most of her married life and had lived at Twig since 1986. Ruth was a 1927 graduate of Central High School and had worked as a secretary for Kraft Foods, Kelly-How-Thomson Hardware and Marshall Wells Hardware. Ruth married Fred B. Childs on March 19, 1949 in Duluth. She was a member of Zenith Chapter Order of Eastern Star and a former member of the Duluth Heights Garden Club. She enjoyed cooking and reading.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred on March 29, 1993 and brothers Raymond and Chester Kehtel.
She is survived by her daughter Cindy (Duayne) Anderson of Saginaw; grandchildren Jennifer (Sean) Donkin of Mankato, Karen (Jamie) Mehle of Albert Lea and Justin Anderson of Saginaw; great-grandsons Nolan Mehle and Blake Donkin; and her faithful napping companion, her dog Sam.
Services were held in Pike Lake Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard Blood officiating. Burial was in Grand Lake Cemetery.
Lucille Erikson of Hillside Gardens died Mon., Feb. 16, 2004, following a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family, while at St. Mary's Medical Center, Hospice. She was 83.
She was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Fargo, N.D. to Leo and Ida (Miller) Zwack. Lucille married Gerhart Erikson in 1941. She was a member of Pike Lake Presbyterian Church. Lucille and her husband lived in the Pike Lake area for many years. After their retirement, they wintered in Tucson, Ariz. Lucille's life's joy was spending time with her family, her many friends, and celebrating her faith.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband Gerhart in 2003, her parents Leonard and Ida Zwack, and her brother Robert Zwack, all of Munger, Minn.
She is survived by her children, Karen (John) Moran, Laird (Barb) Erikson, all of Pike Lake, and Kathy (Steve) Lusk of Brainerd; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren.
Kris Steven Johnson
Kris Steven Johnson who grew up in Munger and was a 1988 graduate of Proctor High School, died Sun., Feb. 8, 2004. He was 33.
The Rose Road, Solway Township resident was born on Aug. 28, 1970 in Duluth to Karl R. and Nancy (Carlson) Johnson. He was a cement contractor and was a member of the Proctor Moose. Kris enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and restoring cars. He was blessed with many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Karl and Eleanore Johnson and Axel and Freda Carlson.
Survivors include his girlfriend Julie Pappas of Solway Township, father Karl Johnson and his wife Lois Craig-Johnson of Duluth, mother Nancy (Donald 'Sonny') Johnson-Kusel of Munger, sister Kara Ritchie and her son Daniel of Cloquet, brother, Kyle Johnson of Munger, uncle Gerald Carlson of Munger, step-sisters Lisa Kusel and Heidi Kusel, both of Superior, and Debbie Hernandez and Donna (Grant) Calvert, both of St. Paul, and step-brothers Ron LaTour and Daniel (Donna) LaTour, both of Denver.
Inurnment will be in Solway Cemetery, Spring, 2004.
Services will be held today, Thursday, for Laurel 'Sonny' Dougherty who died Fri., Feb. 20, 2004, in his Saginaw home after a long illness. He was 65.
Sonny was the owner/operator of Dougherty Trucking in Saginaw. He operated the Saginaw recycling center and enjoyed making hay. Sonny also took care of the road work for Brevator Township and his favorite job was grading the roads.
He was preceded in death by his father Orel, a brother Dale 'Butch', an infant brother Delbert, and his maternal grandparents Ma and Pa Maki.
Sonny is survived by his wife Ginger, sons Les (Peggy) and Lyle (Tracy), a daughter Kimberly (Steve) Amatuzio, his mother Ilmi Dougherty, his sister Debra (James) Rissanen, step-children Paul (Star) Hanks and Tracy Hanks, all of Saginaw, two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, nieces Lana (Brian) Port and their daughter Rileigh 'Munchkin' and Cheri Rissanen, his former wife and friend Betty (Lewis) Davis of Sun City, Ariz., and his special traveling companion Mikey.
Service: The family will receive friends Thurs., Feb. 26, 2004, from 4 until the 6 p.m. funeral service in Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. A time of refreshments and fellowship will follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home. Spring burial will be in Pine River Cemetery, Brevator Township.
Cecelia (Mlachnik) Sabatini
Cal Sabatini of Pike Lake is mourning the death of his mother, Cecelia (Mlachnik) Sabatini. The Duluth resident, formerly of Hibbing, died Wed., Feb. 18, 2004, at Bayshore Health Center. She was 94.
Cecelia was born in Greaney, Minn. She moved to Chisholm in the 1920's and then to Milwaukee, Wis., where she worked for the Milwaukee Journal. Cecelia returned to Minn. in 1935. In 1937 she married Arthur 'Cal' Sabatini in Hibbing, where she lived until moving to Duluth 1987 due to her health. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the League of Women Voters. She was a passionate follower of American and Minnesota politics.
Cecelia was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, four brothers, and her husband Arthur 'Cal' in 1987.
She is also survived by four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, her brother and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at St. Raphael's Church, Pike Lake. Burial at Maple Hill Cemetery, Hibbing, Minn.
Colleen (Ray) Lavamaki of Proctor is mourning the death of her mother, June R. Jentoft. The Park Point resident passed away Wed., Feb. 18, 2004, at Franciscan Health Center. She was 81.
She was born in Duluth and married Creighton (Crate) R. Jentoft. She worked at Park Point School in the cafeteria for many years where she was known by all the kids as 'Gramma June'. She was very active in the PTA, a member of St. Andrews By-the-Lake Episcopal Church, where for many years she took care of the altar, and Secretary of Park Point Community Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, three sisters, and eight brothers.
June is also survived by five grandsons, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson, a sister, and many nieces and nephews.
Services entrusted to Cremation Society of Minnesota.
Minda J. Stahl
Minda J. Stahl died Thurs., Feb. 26, 2004, in her S. Lindahl Rd. home surrounded by her loving family. She left this world with the same dignity and grace with which she had lived her life. She was 83.
She was born Dec. 22, 1920, in Mason, Wis. to Anders and Edith (Swanson) Sjoquist. She was a graduate of Proctor High School. Minda married James 'Bud' Stahl on July 18, 1941. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the center of her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years James H. 'Bud' Stahl, Sr., who died in 1997, and by a sister and two brothers.
She is survived by sons James H. 'Jim' (Susan) Stahl, Jr. and Mick Stahl, both of Midway Twsp., daughters Ede (Don) Johnson of Delta, Wis. and Jo Fredrickson of Midway Twsp., a sister Margaret (Howard) Young of Duluth, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A private family service was held. Burial was in Oneota Cemetery.
Frank W. Skalko
John Skalko, Proctor Public Schools' elementary librarian and Janet Paavola, the wife of Proctor's building inspector are mourning the death of their father, Frank W. Skalko of Gilbert. He died Sat., Feb. 28, 2004, in the Virginia Regional Medical Center. He was 89.
Frank is also survived by his wife Janet, two other sons, seven brothers, three sisters, eleven grandchildren, and one expected great-grandchild.
Burial was in the Gilbert Cemetery.
Fredrick Champion Watterson, Sr.
Services were held yesterday for Fredrick Champion Watterson, Sr. He died Mon., Mar. 1, 2004, in his Saginaw home. He was 69.
He was born May 28, 1934 in Duluth to Claude and Ethelyn Watterson. Fred was self-employed, working as a mechanic and truck driver.
His parents preceded him in death.
Fredrick is survived by his sons Fredrick (Debra) Jr., Jeffery and Jason, daughters Phyllis (Robert) Baldwin and Rhonda Ziells (Terry Conner), sister Claudia Carpenter, 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four nieces and nephews, and cousins Betty Burke, Nancy Matter and James Champion. He will be sadly missed by his family and his animals.
Burial will be at a later date in the Twig Cemetery.
Justin Allen Campbell, Jr.
Sue Hicks of Proctor is saddened by the death of her grandson, Justin Allen Campbell, Jr. The infant died Fri., Feb. 27, 2004, in St. Luke's Hospital.
Surviving are his parents Sheila Hicks and Justin Allen Campbell, maternal grandparents Sue Hicks of Proctor and Scott Radtke of Duluth, paternal grandparents Cathy and Dale Campbell of Superior, maternal great-grandparents Frank and Edna Hicks, Donna Hicks and Bunny Radtke, all of Duluth, paternal great-grandparents Lyle and Lorraine Campbell of Fond du Lac and John and Lorraine Millinkovick of Oliver, Wisc.