Our Obituaries

Betty Jane Leaf

April 3, 1937 - January 27, 2018

Leaf, Betty Jane(Eckman)Age 80 of Blaine, passed peacefully with her family at her side on January 27, 2018. Preceded in death by Husband, Allen; Parents, Elmer and Emma; Brother, Harold; Sisters, Helen Gallagher and Doris Johnson. Will be missed by her Children, David, Catherine (Terry) Markwardt, Tammy, Nancy (Mark) Olson, Terri (Randall) Leukam and Chad; Grandchildren, Kyle, Kara (Kyle), Jerad...
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Richard Duane Allen

November 1, 1941 - January 27, 2018

Richard D. AllenAge 76 of Coon Rapids, MN. Passed peacefully on January 27, 2018 in Arden Hills, Minnesota.Preceded in death by Parents, Floyd,Sr. and Arlie Allen; Brother, Floyd, Jr.; Sister, Ruthann Crepeau.Survived by Sons, Richard Allen, Jr. and Roy Allen; Brother, David (Betty) Allen; Granddaughter; Nieces, Nephews, Relatives and Friends.~Burial with Honors~ 2:00 PM, Friday, February 2, 2018...
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Peter A. Poepke

March 23, 1929 - January 23, 2018

Age 88, passed away January 23, 2018. He was a longtime employee of Burlington Northern and Great Northern Railways. He is preceded in death by Wife, Carol Poepke; Sons, Thomas Poepke and Robert LaHoud. He is survived by Children, Susan (Paul) Larson, Jon (Rhonda) Poepke; Grandsons, Ryan (Megan) Larson, Justin (Dani) Larson, Seth and Cole Poepke; Great-grandchildren, Hailey, Brayden, Landon,...
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Judith Anne Anderson-Kotts

June 23, 1943 - January 21, 2018

Anderson-Kotts, Judith Anne"Judy"Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Great-GrandmotherAge 74 of Cedar, MN, formerly of Longmont, Colorado and Braham, Minnesota. Preceded in death by her parents, Tom & Elda McDonnell and brother, Joel McDonnell.Survived by loving husband of 26 years, Nick Kotts; children, Jeff (Lori) Anderson, Greg (Laura) Anderson, Joel (Cora) Anderson and Julie (Darin) Larabee;...
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Donald Arthur Brenn

December 28, 1928 - January 19, 2018

Age 89 of Coon Rapids was called by our loving God on January 19, 2018.Survived by Loving Wife of 50 1/2 years, Martha "Cece"; Daughter, Tiffany; Grandchildren, Andrew Watts and Madison Pearson; Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law; Nieces and Nephews.~A Celebration of Life~ 11:00 AM, Friday, January 26, 2018 with visitation one hour prior at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon...
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Viola E. Karst

October 20, 1935 - January 19, 2018

Viola E. Karst, 82, of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2018.She was preceded in death by Three Brothers and One Sister.Viola will be missed by her Children, Ray (Mary) Karst, Evelyn (Charlie) Fierst, Alan Karst, and BeLinda (Donald) Massie; Grandchildren; Great-grandchildren; Other Family and Friends.~Memorial Gathering~ Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM at...
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Adrianne A. Buzzell

April 1, 1941 - January 19, 2018

Buzzell, Adrianne A.(Carlson)Age 76 of Coon Rapids, passed peacefully at home on January 19, 2018. Graduate of South High, Mpls. Class of '59. Store Manager of Braun's Clothing. Preceded in death by her Parents; 3 Siblings. Survived by Husband of 51 years, Charles; Sons, Shayne (Kelly) and Brent (Jan); Siblings, Mary, Joanne (Jim), Kathy (Fred), Daniel, Darlene (Victor), David and Beatrice (Jim);...
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Gerry Engel

October 11, 1936 - January 15, 2018

Gerry, Age 81 of Blaine passed away Monday, January 15, after a difficult battle with cancer. Survived by loving husband of 61 years Don and precious dog Annie. Daughter AmyBeth (Curt) Clochie, and Granddaughter Devyn (Carl) Sandwick. Daughter Jan and her special people Jeanne, Annalise and Emilie. Sister Delavon (Paul) Longen. Mom had a gift for making friends and leaves behind many who are...
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Rae Louise PROVOST

September 9, 1932 - January 14, 2018

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Bernadine E. Klein

June 26, 1927 - January 14, 2018

Klein, Bernadine E.Age 90, of Blaine, passed away January 14th, 2018.Preceded in death by parents, husband, Earl, sister, Kathleen Ehleringer, and great grandson Raymond Little.Survived by children; Gayland (Sue), Brendan (Cheryl), Kathleen Mackcow (Bruce), Josie Scott (Ron), Mary George (Mike), and Mathias (Anne), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, and...
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Jean Ann Ronning

January 4, 1954 - January 14, 2018

Jean Ann Ronning, 64, of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully with family and friends by her side on Sunday, January 14, 2018.She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Theresa; brothers, John, Mark, and Fred; father-in-law, Ron; and brother-in-law, Todd Ronning; godson, Justin Albers.Jean will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 35 years, Lonnie; son, Nathan; sisters, Mary (Tom)...
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Eileen Vogel

December 31, 1942 - January 14, 2018

Vogel, EileenAge 75 of Coon Rapids, passed peacefully with her family at her side on January 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph & Mary Feininger; and niece, Janelle Lawrence. Eileen is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Rene; daughters, Mary Vogel and Wendy (Michael) Hough; sister, Gloria (Ronald) Lawrence; nieces, Patty Obregon, Lorrie (Gary) Gonko, LeaAnn ...
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Marcia Anderson

March 12, 1950 - January 11, 2018

Anderson, Marcia 67, of Brooklyn Park, passed away from complications of Crohn's Disease on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by Parents, Leonard and Lillian. Marcia will be deeply missed by her Children, Joe Anderson, Christy (Tim) Brackin, and Josh Anderson; Grandson, Cody Carlsen; Siblings, Kathleen (Duncan) Malloch, Karen Hanson, Cheryl Hunt, Glenn Hanson, Marilyn (Steve)...
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Louise A. Borgert

January 5, 1943 - January 11, 2018

Louise Ann Borgert, 75, of Mounds View, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, January 11, 2018.She was preceded in death by her Brother, Herbert "Butch", and Sisters, Eva Steinert, Lucille "Tootie" Nelson, and Mary Rolfs.Louise will be missed by her Son, Tim (Karen) Borgert; Grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher, and Marissa; Sister, Dorothy Lamusga; Other Family, and Friends.~Memorial...
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Robert Harry Snow

August 17, 1942 - January 11, 2018

Robert Harry Snow was born on August 17, 1942 to Charles and Daisy Snow in Syracuse, New York. Most of his childhood was spent near Marietta, New York where he graduated from Marcellus High School in 1960. Bob accepted the Lord as his personal savior at Easter in 1960 at the United Christian Church of Marietta, NY. After attending Morrisville College for 2 years, he went to Bob Jones...
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Thomas Raymond Schoepke

March 18, 1949 - January 10, 2018

Thomas "Curly" Schoepke, 68, of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Angeline.Tom will be deeply missed by his Barb (Ryan) Falk; nieces and nephews, Leah (Jeff) Rudloff, Eric (Victoria) Falk, and Dagan Falk; great nieces and nephews, Isabel, Ryan, Ayla, Sam, Jade, Ethan, and Lyla; other family and many, many friends...
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Marjorie Laura Jaros

February 14, 1931 - January 9, 2018

Marjorie L. JarosAge 86 of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Jaros.Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Linda (Leonard) Keyes and Susan Hatley; 5 grandchildren, Rachel (Shawn) Jurek, Shawn Hatley, Leonard (Amy) Keyes, Samantha Hatley and Brian Keyes; many great-grandchildren; loving relatives and friends.Private services will...
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Roy S. Fredrickson

March 4, 1931 - January 5, 2018

Roy S. FredricksonAge 86 of Coon RapidsRoy was preceded in death by wife, Toni Fredrickson. He will be deeply missed by children, Roy D. (Francine) Fredrickson, Lynn Baxton, Kathy Fredrickson; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Paula) Fredrickson.~Visitation~ Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:00 pm-8:00...
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Charles Patrick Horning

March 29, 1950 - January 5, 2018

Charles Patrick Horning age 67 of Blaine,Preceded in death by Parents, Irvin and Patricia; Wife, Linda; Brother, Nick. Survived by his Daughter, Nikki Horning; Six Siblings, Shari (Tim) Michaels, Dave Horning, Dean (Donna) Horning, Tim (Dee Dee) Horning, Lori (Doug) Carlson, and Joe (Cara) Horning; Many Nieces Nephews Friends and Extended Family. ~Gathering of Remembrance~ Thursday January 11,...
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Peter F. Gaasch

July 13, 1934 - January 3, 2018

Peter Francis Gaasch, age 83 of Ham Lake, MN preceded in death by his parents, 2 siblings Mary Ann and Daniel. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Linda, three children: Gail, Christopher, and Patricia; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and 2 siblings Ted and Kathy along with many extended family and...
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James M. Neubeck

December 14, 1934 - January 2, 2018

Neubeck, James "Jim", age 83, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Jim was preceded in death by his Mother, Donalda Peterson; his Father, Killian Neubeck; Step-father, Leonard Peterson. Jim was a graduate of North High School, where he excelled in football and gymnastics. He served as a radio operator in the Navy from ages 17-22, flying embassy runs throughout Asia. ...
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Randall T. Rehbein

February 6, 1966 - December 31, 2017

Rehbein, Randall T. "Randy"Loving Dad, Grandpa, Brother & FriendAge 51, of Blaine, passed away unexpectedly on December 31, 2017. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Sandra Hollom; Grandparents, Carl and Helen Olson.Randy will be deeply missed by his Daughter, Desiree Rehbein; Grandchildren, Nathen and Adrean Kretzmann and SerenityAnn Faith Betcher; Sister, Annette Rehbein; Brother, Anthony...
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Margaret Evelyn Stafford

March 18, 1937 - December 29, 2017

Margaret Stafford Age 80, of Coon Rapids Passed away December 29, 2017Preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Cooper. Survived by her husband of 63 years, Ray Stafford; children, Deb (Steve) Howe, Jeff Stafford, Dan (Deb) Stafford; grandchildren, Stephanie (Ben Ehle), Sarah (Cory) Burgmeier; great-grandchildren, Reid, Carson, Chase; sister, Elaine Senko. Further survived by other relatives and...
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Robert Thomas Morin

November 5, 1929 - December 26, 2017

In Loving Memory of Robert Thomas Morin of Coon Rapids. Born November 5, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the 2nd of four boys born to Dealmont and Violet Morin from Fridley, Minnesota. He was a Korean War Vet and always enjoyed talking about the time he served. He retired from Minegasco (CenterPoint), where he worked on the equipment for over 25 years. After retirement, he moved to...
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Leroy Pritchett

March 16, 1933 - December 26, 2017

Leroy "Lee"Porter Pritchett Age 84 of Deerwood, Minnesota Passed away December 26, 2017. Born on March 16, 1933, Lee served 4 years as a Marine Corp Vet & fought in the Korean War receiving a Purple Heart & Valor of Honor. Lee was a loving Father & Grandfather. Preceded in Death by his Wife, Gloria; 2 Daughters, Cindy and Pam. Survived by his Daughters, Debbie (Marc) Wolff and Nicole (James)...
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May 9, 1940 - December 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, MN.
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Michael George Evanov

July 4, 1960 - December 23, 2017

Michael George Evanov, 57, of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, December 23, 2017.He was preceded in death by his Father, Christ.Mike will be deeply missed by his Son, Jacob; Granddaughter, Victoria; Loving Partner, Diane Bergquist; Mother, Marion Conroy; Brothers, Jeff (Sister Jan) and Steven (Jeanne); Other Family and Loving Friends.Mike will be...
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Duane Verle Shore

July 19, 1930 - December 9, 2017

Duane Verle Shore, 87, of Coon Rapids, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, December 9, 2017.He was preceded in death by previous wives, Helen and Carol; daughter, Barb; son, Ronnie; two brothers; and one sister.Duane will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 17 years, Karen; children, Linda (Wayne) Pearce, Don (Mary) Shore, Dennis (Sherry) Shore, Theresa Lundgren, Larry (Kim) Shore,...
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Lloyd Sherman Ranum

June 9, 1942 - December 6, 2017

Lloyd S. Ranum, age 75 of Blaine, passed peacefully with his family at his side on December 6, 2017. Preceded in death by his Father-in-law, Emile Nadeau; Parents; and SisterSurvived by Loving Wife of 53 years, Janet; Children, Sheila (Mike) Chambers, Todd (Tracy) and Shawna (Brandon) Arvidson; Grandchildren; Joseph, Jamie, Timothy, Breanna, Heaven, Tyler, Daniel, Courtney, Zach and Brianna;...
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Tammy Lee Waldorf

November 7, 1979 - December 3, 2017

Waldorf, Tammy LeeAge 38 of Crystal, passed peacefully with her family at her side on 12/3/2017. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Ron & Marie; uncle, Paul Perez; and nephew, Isaac Smith. Tammy is survived by parents, Theresa (Rich) Lieske & Stephen (Mary); sister, Amy (Jeremy) Smith; niece, Makena; nephews, Zachery & Reegan; grandparents, Theresa & Paul Perez; loving partner, Chris...
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Harold G. Dahlin

August 23, 1921 - November 27, 2017

Dahlin, Harold G.Age 96 of Coon Rapids, passed away November 27, 2017 Harold served in WW II. Harold was preceded in death by his Parents, Godfrey and Hilda Dahlin; Daughter, Joanne; and Siblings. Harold is survived by his Loving Wife of 56 years, Carol; Children, Jean (Curt) Morris, Dan (Erica) Dahlin, Jim (Stephanie) Dahlin; Grandchildren, Nadine, Denise, Neil, Eric, Rachel, Amanda, Allison,...
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Douglas Harlen Witkowski

November 13, 1981 - November 26, 2017

Witkowski, Douglas Harlen Age 36 of Ham Lake, passed peacefully with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer on November 26, 2017 at Unity Hospital in Fridley, MN. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; brother, Tim; grandparents, Doris & Harlen Cook and Gene Witkowski. Doug is survived by his loving wife of 6 years, Christy (Peerenboom); daughter, Sophia; mother,...
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Alice J. Johnson

August 21, 1945 - November 25, 2017

Age 72 of Blaine, passed away on November 25, 2017. Alice is preceded in death by husband, Edward, Sr.; daughter, Becky. She is survived by children, Edward, Jr. (Amber), Rosie (Gene) and Brian (Jodie); grandchildren, Eddie III, AndreaLynn, Alicia, Rebecca, Holly, Devon, Amanda, Jeri, Jesi; great-grandchildren, Kami, Mia, Jaramiah, Jaymin and Jadelynn. Funeral service 1PM Friday December 1, 2017...
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Ruth A. Parkos

May 29, 1921 - November 25, 2017

Parkos, Ruth A. Age 96 of Blaine, passed peacefully on November 25, 2017. Preceded in death by son, Roger; and 4 siblings. Survived by children, Jeff (Donna), Chris (Fred) Dexter of Houston, Julie (John) Kinsella of Rochester; daughter-in-law, Karen; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; relatives & friends. Funeral Service: 12:30PM, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 with visitation one hour prior,...
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Rebecca Jeanne Ham

January 14, 1983 - November 24, 2017

Rebecca Jeanne Ham"Becky"age 34, of Coon Rapidspassed away after a long battle with breast cancer. She is preceded in death by her Mother, Jeanne Marie. Becky is survived by her Children, Dakota and Isaac; Father, John; Sister, Lori; Brother, Scott; Niece, Jessica; Nephews, Jacob, Brandon, Dylan, Dalton and Other Relatives and Friends. ~A Celebration of her Life~ Thursday, November 30, 2017 at...
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Marvin E. Piepho

May 15, 1942 - November 24, 2017

Piepho, Marvin age 75 of Coon Rapids passed away November 24, 2017. He is survived by his sister Donna Kruchten (John). Family services will take place in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
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John Andrew Simco

June 6, 1943 - November 22, 2017

John Andrew Simco, age 74 of Coon Rapids died November 22, 2017 following an auto accident. John is preceded in death by his Parents, Andrew and Emily Simco; Son, Eric; Brother; Longtime Friend Ted. He is survived by his Loving Wife, Bonnie; 5 surviving Children, William, Johnny (Sandra), and Travis Simco, Theresa Milligan, and Sonja Bones (Matt); 13 Grandchildren; 12 Great-grandchildren; 2...
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Donald Carson Davis

August 4, 1954 - November 21, 2017

Davis, Donald C. Age 63, of Blaine, on 11/21/2017. Survived by loving wife of 42 years, Tina; children, Byron, Michael & Leah; many foster children; 5 siblings; many relatives & friends. Funeral Service 12 PM MONDAY, 11/27 with visitation 1 hr. prior at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. Private interment. Memorials preferred. GEARHART 763-755-6300 GearhartFuneralHome...
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Mary Lee Carhill

October 10, 1946 - November 16, 2017

Carhill, Mary Lee(Shannon)Age 71 of Ramsey, passed peacefully with her family by her side on 11/16/17. Preceded in death by parents, Cyril and Thora Shannon; siblings, Gerald, Neil, Richard, Dolores Halvorson and Terrence. Survived by loving husband of 47 years, Dale; daughter, Laura (Charles) Tousignant; son, Anthony (Nicole); Grandchildren; Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandson; sister,...
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Pamela Kay VAUGHN

September 7, 1949 - November 13, 2017

Vaughn, Pamela Kay(Wilt-Bohsancurt)Age 68 of Cambridge, formerly of Grand Forks AFB & Cincinnati, OH, passed peacefully surrounded by family on November 13, 2017. Preceded in death by Sons, Jeffrey, Timothy and Bradley; Grandson, Jeffrey; Great-grandson, Tyce; Sisters, Marsha, Gloria and Donna; and Parents, Wesley and Dorothy. Survived by Loving Husband of 50 years, Timothy; Children, Randy ...
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March 12, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Dennistoun, James L. Age 88 of Blaine, passed peacefully at home on 11/8/2017. He is survived by loving wife of 59 years, Joanne; children, David, Marlin (Sue), Craig (Robin) and Kaylyn; grandchildren, Justin (Ashley), Dyllon, Brandi & Brady; great-granddaughters, Isabelle & Kennedy; siblings, Audrey, Mavis, Bill (Pat) & Joan (Roy); Nieces and Nephews Memorial Service: 11AM, SATURDAY, 11/11/17...
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Geraldine A. Heir

February 13, 1930 - November 8, 2017

Geraldine "Gerry" Heir, 87, of Blaine, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, November 08, 2017. After a long journey with many health ailments, she is now resting in the hands of our Lord.Gerry was born in Antrim Township of Watonwan County Minnesota, and was the only child of Paul and Esther Herrlich. She grew up in Lewisville, MN, graduated from Truman High School in 1948, then left...
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James Robert Peterson

March 18, 1954 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, MN.
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John Edward LEE

July 6, 1923 - November 3, 2017

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Cynthia Lee Gillund Koerner

June 24, 1955 - October 29, 2017

Cynthia Lee Gillund Koerner was born June 24th, 1955 in Marshall, MN. She was born to Verlyn and Willis Gillund. She was baptized at First Lutheran in Marshall on July 24th, 1955 and confirmed on May 17th, 1978. She graduated from Marshall Senior High School in 1973 and went on to attend Willmar Vocational School for Cosmetology and later got her South Dakota Cosmetology license.Cindy worked at...
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Vince Babudro

July 20, 1996 - October 26, 2017

Vince Babudro, 21, of Ramsey, passed away suddenly while visiting family on vacation Thursday, October 26, 2017.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Victoria and Egidio Babudro.Vince will be deeply missed by his mother, Stacy (Kevin) Waller; father, Angelis Babudro; brother, Dustin Waller; maternal grandparents Julie Gagne and Donald Grundtner; godfather, James Grundtner; and...
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Michael T. Mikrut

November 29, 1931 - October 24, 2017

Michael T. Mikrut, 85, of Ham Lake, formerly of Coon Rapids, took his Heavenly Father's hand on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Aloha; son, Allen; granddaughter, Lacie; three brothers; and three sisters. Michael will be missed by his children, Darleen (Tim) Bickford, Paul (Lisa) Mikrut, and Kathy Mikrut; grandchildren, Michael (Launa), Chelsey (Shawn), Garrett ...
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Earl R. Nadeau

February 18, 1947 - October 21, 2017

Nadeau, Earl R., age 70, of Coon Rapids passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2017. Earl, was a 4 year Air Force Vet. who enlisted during the Vietnam Era. Earl was a loving grandfather who was always present in his grandchildren's lives. Earl loved dancing, country music, old cars, and riding his Harley. Earl was preceded in death by his Mother, Lois Nadeau; and Wife, Janice (nee Grotheim...
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James R. Wiens

February 25, 1943 - October 21, 2017

James R. "Jim" Wiens, 74 of Blaine, passed away on October 21, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on February 25, 1943 in Mountain Lake, MN. Jim will be deeply missed by his Loving Wife of 48 years, Judy Wiens; Children, Scott (Kay) Wiens and Their Sons, Jared, Tyler, Blake, and Brian (Jessica) Wiens and Their Son, Ethan; Siblings, Judy (Ronnie) Bormann, Josie (Dick) Neal, John (Gwen)...
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Darren Kenneth Whitby

October 5, 1992 - October 12, 2017

Darren Kenneth Whitby, 25, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 12, 2017 due to natural causes. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather; paternal grandfather; paternal step-grandfather; cousin, Peter; great aunt, Lois; great uncle, Clyde; great uncle, Mark. Darren will be deeply missed by his parents, Dean and Karen Whitby; sisters, Beth, Lydia, and Eda Whitby; nephew, Isaac...
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Marian A. Haltiner

November 27, 1923 - October 8, 2017

Marian A. Haltiner Age 93, of Maplewood Passed away October 8, 2017 Preceded in death by her husband, John; daughter, Carol Meyer; brother, Charles Schneider. Survived by her children, Paul (Linda) Berggren, Linda (Don) Hokenson, Lori (Mark) Schepers; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Frick-Grufman; brother, George Zengel; further survived by nieces, nephews, and other...
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Dick Ping CHENG

August 8, 1953 - October 8, 2017

Survived By, Wife, Siu Yee Miranda Cheng;Sons, William (Asha) Cheng and Alan Cheng;Granddaughter, Ava; Brother, Tom Cheng;Many Other Relatives and Friends
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Richard DeMarais

September 19, 1952 - October 3, 2017

Richard "Rick" DeMarais Age 65 Passed away October 3, 2017 Survived by his Wife, Cindy; Children, Angela, Rich (Julie), Jesse (Kristi), Wade (Kathleen), Wyatt (Selena), Amber (Dan), Jarrod (Rebecca); 26 Grandchildren; 7 Great-grandchildren. Rick was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather. ~Funeral Service~ 9:30 am Friday, October 6, 2017 at Gearhart Funeral Home 11275 Foley Blvd. NW. Coon...
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Colleen M. Donahue

February 29, 1960 - October 3, 2017

Donahue, Colleen M. Leapt into this world February 29, 1960 in Minneapolis and passed into God's arms October 3, 2017 in Chicago surrounded by loving family after a courageous journey with mental illness. She played piano, guitar and flute and wrote poetry. Colleen was a breast cancer survivor, an avid reader and a dental hygienist. She was preceded in death by Grandparents, Donald &...
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Thomas R. Willey

May 2, 1960 - October 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, MN.
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Daquane L. Thompson

November 19, 1990 - October 3, 2017

Thompson, Daquane L. Sr.Age 26 of South Minneapolis, was taken from us on October 3, 2017. Survived by, Mother, Tosha; Father, Leotha Tell; Son, Daquan Jr. and his Mother, Rowena; Sisters, Kiyanna and Arquisa; Aunts, Jamila and Dione; Grandmas, Stephanie and Vicky; Many Loving Family Members and Friends. Daquane spent most of his free time helping others, playing basketball, roller-skating, and...
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Merlyn Haggberg

December 8, 1926 - September 25, 2017

Haggberg, Merlyn age 90 of Coon Rapids died September 25, 2017 He was preceded in death by his wife Lois, and son Mark. He is survived by his 3 daughters: Sandy Scully (John), Sheila Parr, and Diana Nybeck; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren and his sister Delores Cleveland. ~Visitation~Thursday September 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Gearhart Funeral Home 11275 Foley...
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Margaret A. Johnson

February 16, 1950 - September 16, 2017

Margaret A. Johnson, 67, of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and loved ones on Saturday, September 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her Father, Everett; Brother, Marty; and Mother and Father-in-law, Joe and June Johnson. Margaret will be deeply missed by her Loving Husband of 44 years, Mark; Children, Tony (Heather) Johnson, Andy (Amanda) Johnson, and Amber ...
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John Lee Howe

September 18, 1959 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, MN.
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Angelo Samuel Camarata

August 24, 1925 - September 12, 2017

Angelo Samuel Camarata Age 92, born in Herrin, IL, died September 12, 2017 in Anoka MN. Preceded in death by wife, Violet Mary Camarata; parents, Biaggio and Nellie Camarata. Survived by daughters, Sandra Lynn Goodyear, Janus Mary (Terry Olson) Camarata, Barbara Diane (Craig Marble) Camarata; son, Michael Angelo (Michelle) Camarata; grandchildren, Case (Teresa) Goodyear, Maxwell Camarata, Cole...
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Ralph Lewis LARSON

March 30, 1929 - September 11, 2017

Larson, Ralph L.Age 88 of Coon Rapids on September 11, 2017 surrounded by family. Preceded in death by Daughter, Barbara; and Granddaughter, Ashley Back. Survived by Loving Wife of 63 years, Bernice; Children, Dan, Paul (Susan), Janice (Brad) Billman, Joan (Donnie) Bushinger, Jane (Ken) Adams, John (Michelle), Diane, Tom (Kathy), Christine (Brian) O'Dell and Karen Back; 14 Grandchildren; 9...
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Kenneth C. Rick

March 27, 1937 - September 10, 2017

Rick, Kenneth C.Passed away peacefully on September 10, 2017. He is preceded in death by Wife, Mary; Brothers, Eugene and Donald. Ken is survived by Daughters, Tammy Dalske, Tracy Slater and Timona Schultz, Amiee Otte; Step children, Mary Elizabeth Tucker, Sonya Scott, Raymond Scott, Esther George, and James Scott; Siblings, Brian Rick, Carolyn Hyatt and Janet Isaak; Grandchildren; Many Other...
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Richard R. Tuott

May 5, 1926 - September 9, 2017

Tuott, Richard R. "Dick"Age 91 of East Bethel, entered into the arms of Jesus on September 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by Wife, Grace; and Grandson, Benjamin Randle; Siblings, Art, Audrey, Donald, Delores, Lucille, Kay, Kenny and Keith "Butch." Dick will be deeply missed by his Children, Jerry (Debbie), Art (Sharon), Ellie (Clarence) Randle, Dale (Debbie); 20...
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Lailah Grace Collins-Inderlee

September 8, 2017 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, MN.
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Gladys Cecelia BANDIMERE

November 6, 1917 - August 12, 2017

Bandimere (Dunn), Gladys C.nee BergAge 99 of Coon Rapids, passed peacefully on August 12, 2017.Preceded in death by Husbands, Gordon Dunn and Del Bandimere; Son, Gordon Dunn, Jr.; Siblings, Delvina Peterson, Mildred Martin, Verna Berg, Gilbert and John Berg; Sons-in-law, Tom Ferry and Steve Huff. Survived by Children, Sheryl Ferry, Roxanne Huff and Rick (Mary Jo) Bandimere; Grandchildren, Shelley...
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Harriet Jane LINDSTROM

March 21, 1930 - August 11, 2017

Harriet Jane (Johnson) Lindstrom, a child of God, is safe in the arms of Jesus. Harriet passed away on August 11, 2017 at the age of 87 years. She was born on March 21, 1930 to Edward Nils and Olga (Hjelle) Johnson and grew up on a farm in Kittson County, Minnesota near the town of Karlstad. She was an excellent student, an avid 4H-er and member of the Luther League. After graduating as ...
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Marshall Francis Anderson

October 25, 1940 - August 10, 2017

Anderson, Marshall F. Age 76 of Coon Rapids, passed peacefully on August 10, 2017. Preceded in death by Parents, Francis and Dorothy Anderson; Brother, Garry. Survived by Loving Wife of 41 years, Glenda (Marsh); Children, Greg, Mike (Jeanette), Christine (Karl) Carlson, Janine Sweeney, Jeff (Sunee) Anenson and Cindy (Jim) Henningfeld; 8 Grandchildren; Partner of Garry, Harold Mann; Loving...
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Shona Marion SPRY

April 4, 1940 - August 4, 2017

Spry, Shona Marion (Rickerby) Age 77 of Lawrenceville, GA formerly of Mounds View, MN passed away on August 4, 2017. Preceded in death by her Son, Calvin Craig; Parents, Edward and Charlotte; Siblings, Edgar, Colleen Otte, Kathleen Riddle and Athol. Survived by Loving Husband of 59 years, Kenny; Children, Carrie and Cameron; Grandchildren, Brandon, Cory, Megan, Christina, Judith, Jacqueline,...
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David P. Toske

December 15, 1946 - July 28, 2017

David P. Toske, age 70, passed away on July 28, 2017. He was born in Winona, Minnesota and lived in Blaine, Minnesota. David was preceded in death by his Wife, Joann; Brother, Richard . David will be missed by his Sons, Paul (Karie), Troy (Mary), Brian (Sue); Grandchildren, Miranda, Rebecca, Jacob; Great-grandchildren, Bradon, Weston; Sister, Diane Kohner.~Visitation~ 1:30pm at Church of St....
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Ralph R. Rychly

May 20, 1928 - July 27, 2017

Age 89 of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully at home on July 27, 2017. Preceded in death by Sons, Larry, Sr. and Randy; Siblings, Walter, Helen and Ione; Parents, John and Tekla Rychly Survived by Loving Wife of 66 years, Donnamae (Hatch); Children, Bill (Linda), Brian (Shelly), Kathy (John) Birkelo, Lori (Mark) Carpenter and Lisa (Mike) Young; 14 Grandchildren; Many Great-grandchildren; 1 Great...
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Neil M. Johnson

August 15, 1941 - July 26, 2017

Johnson, Neil M. Loving husband, dad and papa, age 75 of Circle Pines, formerly of Mounds View, passed suddenly on July 26, 2017. Preceded in death by his Parents, Carl and Alice Survived by Loving Wife of 55 years, Lois (Holm); Children, Dan and Deb (Ben) Raschke; Granddaughter, Jackie; Loving Relatives and Friends. US Navy Vietnam Veteran. Worked at Capitol Gears for 25+ years. Life member of...
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Richard R. Rowert

January 8, 1930 - July 25, 2017

Dick was born January 8, 1930 and passed away July 25, 2017 at the age of 87. Preceded in death by Parents, Ollie and Sarah. Dick is survived by his Beloved Wife of 53 years, Beverly; Children, Irene (Wayne "Bo") Boesen, Richard (Faye) DeMarre, Susan Strong (Ken), David DeMarre, Richard "Rick" (Marge) Martland, Doug (Bonita) Rowert, Michelle (Roy) Nelson; ,many Grandchildren;...
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Timothy M. Schermann

May 17, 1958 - July 15, 2017

Schermann, Timothy M. (Tim) 59, Coon Rapids. Passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017 after a 6 year battle with Parkinson's disease. Proceeded in death by his Father, Mike Schermann; Nephew, Justin Nogle. Survived by Daughter, Cori Holliday; Granddaughter, Kaitlin Trdan (Zayle Scott); Great-granddaughter, Harper Scott; Mother, Marge Favreau; Brothers, Tony (Jeannine) Schermann, Joe (Donna)...
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Anthony Pracht

January 11, 1986 - July 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, MN.
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Craig L. Williams

January 4, 1956 - July 11, 2017

Williams, Craig L.Age 61, of Spring Lake Park passed unexpectedly, July 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by Parents, Herman "Lenny" and Julia; Brother, Earl. Craig is survived by his Daughter, Christine (Shaun) Koscielniak; Son, Lain Kay; Grandson, Brady; Siblings, Fern (Steven) Mattson, Gwen (Tahir Sandhu), Julia Williams Cortinas; Nieces, Nephews, Relatives and Friends. Craig's passions...
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Marcella B. Boda

May 6, 1924 - July 8, 2017

Boda, Marcella B.Age 93 of Blaine, passed peacefully at home on July 8, 2017. Preceded in death by Husband, Thomas; Parents, Edward and Bessie David; Daughter, Sharon; and Grandson, Jason. Survived by Children, Pat, Mark (Carla) and Tom (Mary); 7 Grandchildren; 12 Great-grandchildren; 2 Great-great-grandchildren; Loving Relatives and Friends. A special thank you to North Memorial Hospice and Sgt....
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Eugene Theodore Aydt

January 3, 1936 - July 8, 2017

Loving Father, Grandfather, Dedushka, Tickle Grandpa, BrotherEugene "Jeep" Theodore Aydt, 81, of St. Francis, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.He was preceded in death by his Wife, Betty.Eugene will be deeply missed by his Children, Daniel "#1 Son", Susan (Leonard) Edin, and Nancy (John) Findorff; Five Grandchildren; Four Great-grandchildren; Sisters, Phyllis Hill and Sandee Shoppe; Special...
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Shayla R. Karlson

January 19, 1998 - July 6, 2017

Karlson, Shayla R. Age 19, of Ramsey, passed unexpectedly on July 6, 2017. Survived by Parents, Robert and Valerie; Sisters, Lisa (Matt) Anderson, Jana (Dan) Hoffman and Tricia; Nephews, David and Isaac; Great-grandparents, LouElla and Roland Polzin; Many Loving Relatives and Friends. ~A Celebration of Life~ 3:00 PM, FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 with visitation 2 hrs. prior at North Heights Lutheran...
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Mary T. Risk

May 24, 1921 - June 28, 2017

Mary T. Risk., age 96, formerly of NE Mpls, joined her beloved husband John on June 28, 2017. Also preceded in death by son, Ronald; parents; 4 sisters. Survived by daughters, Jo (Mike) Jaroslawski, Kathy (John) Wiestenberg, Mary Lou (Chuck) Walker; son, Jim (Debbie); 15 grandchildren; great and great-great grandchildren. ~Mass of Christian Burial~ 11:00 am on July 3, 2017 at Church of St....
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Ronald Elmer Voss

October 18, 1955 - June 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, MN.
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Norman Gordon Aaberg

December 20, 1927 - June 26, 2017

Aaberg, Norman Gordon of Blaine, Minnesota. Norman was born on December 20, 1927 in Starbuck, Minnesota and passed away on June 26, 2017 at the age of 89 years old.Preceded in death by Wife, Shirley; Son, Larry and Many Siblings.Survived and missed by Children, Galen Aaberg (Barb), Suzanne Kusch, Jeffrey Aaberg (Jennie) and Annetta Aaberg (Bob); Grandchildren, Bryan Kusch (Lisa), Keith Kusch ...
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Robert J. Martin

April 10, 1946 - June 17, 2017

Martin, Robert J. Age 71 of Coon Rapids on June 17, 2017. Preceded in death by Parents; and Sister, Arlinda. Survived by Beloved Life Partner of 19 years, Patricia Adams and Family; Step-children, Marion "Muff", Mickey, Lisa and Darren; Siblings, Nancy, Chuck and Stephan; Loving Family and Friends. ~Visitation~ 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017 at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley...
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James K. Sigler

January 2, 1955 - June 17, 2017

Sigler, James K., age 62 of Coon Rapids and Hudson, FL Preceded in death by his father KeithSurvived by his mother, Phyllis Sigler; siblings: Marlene Allshouse (Scott), Teresa Jerome (Jim), Tammy Ybarra (Ruben), and Thomas Sigler; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. ~Service of Remembrance~ 10:00 AM Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Gearhart Funeral Home 11275 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota...
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Jane Simons

September 20, 1955 - May 27, 2017

Simons, Viola "Jane"Age 61 of Coon Rapids, on May 27, 2017 with her family at her side. Preceded in death by Parents, Chester and Virginia; Brothers, Kenneth and Darryl; In-laws, Arlene and Gene. Survived by Loving Husband of 32 years, Peter; Children, Travis (Christina), Catherine Lorentz (Ben) and Katie; Grandsons, Hunter and Blake; Siblings, Sandra, Kathy, Karen (Mark), Wayne (Karen)...
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Colleen A. Bell

July 9, 1942 - May 26, 2017

Colleen A. Bell (Dawley)It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Colleen Bell of Coon Rapids. On Friday, May 26th, 2017, at the age of 74 years, with family at her side, Colleen left us for her place of eternal peace.Mom was born in Kasota, MN on July 9th, 1942 to Averill Dawley and Melba Dawley. She enjoyed singing, playing piano and was in many plays during high school....
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Laurane M. Bixby

February 16, 1919 - May 21, 2017

Bixby, Laurane M.Age 98 of Coon Rapids formerly Lake Calhoun/Mound area, on May 21, 2017. Preceded in death by Husband, Charles; and Sisters, Martha and Mae. Survived by Children, Richard (Nancy) and Donamae (Rick) Roman; Grandchildren, Bob, Jeff, Kevin, Tracy, Tammie and David; and Eight Great-grandchildren. Published writer, artist, painter, greeting card designer, photographer, instructor,...
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Robert W. Carpenter

July 3, 1940 - May 19, 2017

Carpenter, Robert W."Fonz"Age 76 of Coon Rapids, passed away at home with his family at his side on May 19, 2017. Preceded in death by Parents, Leon "Buster" & Blanche; Sister, Gerry; Brothers, Bruce "Buck" & Arden. Survived by Loving Wife of 53 years, Donna; Children, Cindi (Jeff) Perkins, Connie Smith, Michael (Christine), Bobby (Stephanie), Jackie Holst...
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George M. Freund

August 7, 1924 - May 19, 2017

Freund, George M. age 92 of Coon Rapids, Minnesota passed away on May 19, 2017.Preceded in death by Second Wife, Vi; Sons, Butch and Jack; Grandsons, Joey and Scott; Son-in-law, Tom; and Siblings, Pauline, John and Marie. Survived by Children, Rita (Russ), Bea (Larry), Mary, Carol (Rick), Carl (Kristi), Janet, Lil (Bob) and Roxy; 26 Grandchildren; 54 1/2 Great-grandchildren and 3 Great-great...
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Donna M. Marburger

June 14, 1940 - May 15, 2017

Marburger, Donna M. Age 76 of Coon Rapids, passed away surrounded by the love of her daughters on May 15, 2017. She worked as a hairdresser for 20 years and in the medical records dept. at Allina until she retired in 2005. Donna loved spending time with her girls, grandchildren and great-grandson. She made all family activities and celebrations extra special. Donna is survived by Three Daughters,...
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Joyce Elizabeth Ulmer

June 13, 1937 - May 7, 2017

Ulmer, Joyce Elizabeth age 79 of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, passed at her home on May 7, 2017 with family by her side. Joyce was born to Harley and Ruby Cotten on the family farm in Fullerton, North Dakota on June 13, 1937. She was the oldest of 5 children. She attended grade school in Oakes and graduated from Fullerton, North Dakota. She married Alvin Ulmer on June 13,1955 at the Zion Lutheran...
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Verne G. Bennett

February 17, 1943 - May 6, 2017

Verne Bennett age 74, of Blaine Minnesota passed away peacefully on Saturday May 6th, 2017 surrounded by family. Verne was born February 17th, 1943 in Balaton Minnesota to Harold and Esther Bennett. He grew up on the family farm. Verne graduated from Balaton High School in 1962. He worked as a welder after graduating for a few years and then worked as a tree trimmer. In 1977, Verne learned to...
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Anita Joyce Olson

November 3, 1931 - April 29, 2017

Olson, Anita JoycePassed away at the age of 85 on April 29, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Anita was born November 3rd, 1931 in Antler, North Dakota to Albert and Myrtle (Peterson) Willander, and married Gene Olson on November 14th, 1955. She spent her early years in Dawson, MN and the majority of her life in Coon Rapids. Anita loved flowers, birds, dogs, movies, and collecting items with apples...
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Chien Yun Lee

September 1, 1924 - April 27, 2017

Chien Yun Lee, age 92 of Champlin, MN passed away April 27, 2017 at the Berkshire Residence Care Center in Osseo. Graveside services will be held 2 PM Monday May 1, 2017 at Morningside Memorial Gardens Cemetery 11800 University Avenue Coon Rapids, MN arrangements under the direction of Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids, MN.
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Kenneth D. Eisenberg

June 7, 1933 - April 26, 2017

Eisenberg, Kenneth D. age 83 of Coon Rapids, Minnesota passed away April 26, 2017.Preceded in death by wife, Donna who passed away April 23, 2007.Survived by daughter, Shelly Thorup, granddaughters, Stephanie and Michelle; siblings, Cheryl Svensson and Gary Eisenberg. Funeral 11 AM Monday, May 1, 2017 with visitation one hour prior at Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Boulevard Northwest, Coon...
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Betty Ann Missling

August 5, 1936 - April 23, 2017

Betty Ann Grapevine Missling was born on August 5, 1936 in Storden, Minnesota to Charles O. and Bernice B. (Higgins) Grapevine. She was the only girl with eight brothers. She was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden with four of her brothers when she was five years old. She attended Storden Public School graduating in the Class of 1954. On June 20, 1954, Betty was united in...
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Philip B. Sagan

May 18, 1958 - April 17, 2017

Philip B. "Sag" Sagan, age 58, of Spring Lake Park, lost his battle with cancer on April 17, 2017, after fighting for 4 years. Preceded in death by parents Rudy and Doris. Survived by children, Shannon, Kyle, Anna, Matthew, Sara and Dylan; grandchildren, Gemma and Harlee; sister, Ellen; nieces, Audrey, Veronica and KatieAnn; along with many other relatives and friends. Phil had a...
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Alice Jean Minor

October 17, 1932 - April 15, 2017

Alice MinorAge 84 of Coon RapidsOctober 17, 1932 - April 15, 2017Alice was preceded in death by her Husband, Donald; Grandson, Aaron; Brother, Jimmy Kohn.Alice is survived by her Children, Don (Melody), Mary (David) Danforth, Bill (Cheri), Bob, and Rick (Kelly); 14 Grandchildren; 25 Great-grandchildren; Sister, Betty Cavadini.Alice retired from Minneapolis Public Schools after many years as a...
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Donna M. Drabant

December 30, 1932 - April 12, 2017

Drabant, Donna M. age 84 of Blaine, Minnesota.Preceded in death by Loving Husband of 59 years, LaVerne.Survived by Children, Peggy Markstrom, Mark (Barb), Dan, Annette (Norman) Thompson and Richard (Barb); Eight Grandchildren, Heather, Jason, Emily, Amber, Eric, Dylan, Alex and Amanda; Seven Great-grandchildren, Chase, Ethan, Ella, Eli, Trinity and Khelton and Charleigh; Brother, Jerry (Yvonne)...
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Dalton Tanner Oklesson

July 6, 1992 - April 10, 2017

Dalton Tanner OklessonAge 24Of McDonough, GeorgiaFormerly of Coon Rapids, MinnesotaPassed away Monday, April 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his Favorite Pets, Charlie and Angel. Dalton will be deeply missed by his Mother, Dawn Oklesson; Father, Randy Oklesson; Brother, Dakota (Andrea Hale) Oklesson; Grandparents, Angeline Gault, Helen Oklesson, and Ronald (Ruth) Small; Aunts; Uncles;...
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Richard H. Nehotte

May 18, 1934 - April 8, 2017

Nehotte, Richard H.Age 82 of Coon Rapids, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on April 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Stephen and Pearl. Survived by Loving Wife of 47 years, Paulette; Sons, Tim (Chris) and Their Daughters, Lauren and Ellen; Lance (Tammy) and Their Sons, Adam and Nate; and Jason (Carmen) and Their Children, Madeline and Lane; Brother, Bruce (Gerry);...
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