Edwin C. Victorsen, age 98 of Minneapolis passed away on August 9, 2019.
He was born November 13, 1920. Preceded in death by wife Margaret, special friend Petrina Haack, parents Claus and Anna, siblings, Helge, Folke and Gunhild and nephew Bob. Survived by daughter LaNee Victorsen-Willey (Bob) & son Reid Victorsen (Cathy). Grandchildren Kevin Willey (Sarah), Dagney Willey-Adamson (Rob), Rachel and Krista Victorsen. Great Grandchildren, Marit, Odin & Mabel Willey and Orren Edwin Adamson. Special granchildren Nubia, John and Elijah Davis.
Music was a large part of Ed's life. He played the trumpet for 85 years including playing in the Zuhrah Shrine band and The Jolly Nobles. He was in the Army/Air Force from 1942-1946 during WWII. Ed retired from Northwestern Bell Telephone Company after 39 1/2 years of service. After retirement, he became active in volunteering at Augustana/Cassia Care Center. He made popcorn, helped patients and was a board member and chairman. Thanks to Augustana/Cassia Care Center and Care Suites staff for Ed's care in the recent years. Service will be Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:30 AM with reviewal 1 hour before at Augstana/Cassia Care Center Chapel, 1007 E. 14th Street, Minneapolis. Memorials preferred to River of Life Lutheran Church foundation of North Minneapolis, Zuhrah Shrine Hospital or Augustana/Cassia Auxilliary. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400     
8/20/19

Patrick “Pat” P. Neal, age 72 of Sauk Centre died on August 12, 2019 at CentraCare Health Hospital in Sauk Centre
with his family and close friends at his side after a quiet battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 20th at First Lutheran Church, Sauk Centre. A gathering of family and friends will be from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in First Lutheran Christian Life Center.
Patrick Paul Neal was born December 5, 1946, a son of Donald “Pike” and Lucille “Sue” (Bosshardt) Neal in Melrose, Minnesota. After high school, Pat enlisted in the United States Navy. From 1967-1972, he was stationed in San Diego, CA, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Naples, Italy. He received the National Defense Service medal while he was in the Navy. Upon his discharge, he returned to Sauk Centre and started working at Northwestern Bell as a Network Technician. On June 2, 1973, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Sue Sell in Fairfax, Minnesota. Together, they raised their three children, Meghan, Micah, and Molly at their home in Sauk Centre.
Pat was a hard worker and a very selfless man. He enjoyed watching and “predicting” the weather. If anyone needed the weather forecast, Pat was the man to call. He enjoyed taking care of his lawn, doing crossword puzzles, watching sporting events – every team from the Minnesota Twins and Vikings to watching Sauk Centre Streeters games but most of all cheering on his grandchildren at track, basketball, baseball, softball and T-ball games. He truly enjoyed bow hunting and treasured the times he could bow hunt with his son, Micah. He was an active grandparent! He enjoyed being the official baby rocker. If the grandkids were playing, “GrandPat” was usually right there playing with them!
He was a member of First Lutheran Church where he had “his chair” for each church service. He was also a member of the CWA (Communication Workers of America), Telephone Pioneers and the American Legion.
Pat will be deeply missed by his wife of 46 years, Becky of Sauk Centre; three children and their spouses who were extremely close to their father-in-law, Meghan and Ryan Stadsvold, Micah and Laura Neal, and Molly and Todd Anderson, all of Sauk Centre; his cherished grandchildren, Neal and Nadia Stadsvold, Wesley, Otto, and Baby Neal expected February 2020, and Quincy and Kelty Anderson; his siblings, James Neal of Stillwater, Janice (Fred) Voss of St. Michael, Dick (Sue) Neal of West Fargo, North Dakota, and LuAnn (Duane) Rousslange of Sauk Centre; sisters-in-law, Donna Neal of Sauk Centre and Nancy Berg of Minnetonka; and several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pat was preceded in death by his father, Donald “Pike” in 1975 and his mother, Lucille “Sue” on March 11, 2019; brother, Kenneth Neal; sister-in-law, Karen Neal; father and mother-in-law, Eldon Sell and Dorothy Baker Sell; sister and brother-in-law, Deanna and Dick Davison; and brother-in-law, James Sell.   Memorials are preferred to First Lutheran Church.     
 8/14/19

Helen M. Swanson, age 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at her home in Carlton.
Born on December 29, 1931 in Duluth to Walter Hammerbeck and Mabel (Dehli) Hammerbeck, Helen graduated from Denfeld High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Leslie E. Swanson on April 28, 1950 in Duluth.
Helen and Les raised their young family of five children in Hermantown, Minnesota, until 1968 when the Swanson’s moved to Carlton, purchasing the former residence of Henry Oldenburg. The home became the life’s work of the couple and their family, as Les restored the dilapidated home to its former elegance. Along with raising her children, Helen worked many years as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell and AT&T, but also made time to prepare delicious meals for her family and perfected the art of the spritz cookie.
Following Les’ death in 2011, the Oldenburg House, officially added to the National Register of Historic Homes in 2006, was purchased by Helen’s son, Glenn, and his wife, Emily, who have further renovated and updated the home into a B&B and regional arts venue, where Helen continued to reside. Helen welcomed guests with her calm acceptance and witty humor--not to mention a game of Scrabble if guests were up to the challenge. She was a voracious reader and lover of word games of all kinds. Those privileged to know her cherished her honesty, generosity, and quiet dignity. She spoke highly of everyone in her life, especially her children, and treated all those she met with kindness and support. She will be lovingly remembered for her beautiful quilts, her competitiveness at the gameboard (and casino), her delicious baking, her disarming laugh, her melodic humming, and her contagious optimism.
Helen is survived by siblings, Louise Sellers and Alan Hammerbeck; children, Keith Swanson, Glenn (Emily) Swanson, Janet (Michael Garro) Swanson, Joel (Trish) Swanson; nineteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren; and sister and brother-in-law, Arlene and Dean Reese. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leslie Swanson; son, Wayne Swanson; siblings, I’Anne Rowe and Paul Hammerbeck; and daughter-in-law, Mary Swanson.  Visitation will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 at the J.M. Paine Presbyterian Church, Carlton, MN. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Oldenburg House, 604 Chestnut Avenue, Carlton, MN from 11:11 AM (Helen’s request) until 2:30 PM.        8/9/19

Reuben F. Weber, 94 year old resident of Little Falls, MN,
passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in St. Cloud, MN
. A Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls, with Rev. Gary Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be at 2 PM on Thursday at the Minnesota State Veteran's Cemetery north of Little Falls. Visitation will be from 11 AM until 12 noon Thursday at the church. Honors will be provided by Little Falls V.F.W. #1112, Little Falls American Legion #46 and Little Falls D.A.V.  Reuben Frederick Weber was born on February 16, 1925 in Hillsboro, ND to the late William & Della (Rust) Weber. Reuben served in the United States Army during WWII. He was captured by the German Army and was marched by foot through France to Stalag 2A in Brandenburg, Germany. He escaped from this internment but was recaptured and sent to a Russian Prisoner of War Camp, from which he was eventually liberated by the Russian Army. Reuben was a "survivor" and a true patriot and hero for his country. During the most difficult times, he turned to prayer, trusting in his Lord and Savior to see him through. Rueben was a devoted husband and father, well respected Boy Scout Leader and an avid fisherman. He had a strong faith and was active in choir and Bible study at Zion Lutheran Church in Little Falls. Rueben is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Adeline; sons, William (Bernita) Weber and Robert (Lois) Weber; grandchildren, Christine Weber and Ryan Weber; great-grandson, Jackson Dimmick. Rueben was preceded in death by his parents, William & Della Weber; brothers, Walter, Eddie and Lloyd Weber; step-son, Clif Weber and cousin, Earl Weber.
Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN (320)632-5242      8/7/19

Donald L. Gelineau Sr, 94, longtime Lakeside resident, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019
at Diamond Willow Assisting Living in Cloquet.
Don was born in Duluth on January 14, 1925 to George and Theodora Gelineau. Don graduated from Denfeld High School and served in the Air Force during World War II. He married Lois Strihalick in Duluth on May 22, 1948. Don was a supervisor for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company retiring after 34 years of service. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and active with the Knights of Columbus. Don enjoyed gardening, yard work, bicycling and watching the Minnesota Vikings with Michael and Tom. Don was a handyman and stayed very active in his later years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George and Eugene; a sister, Florence Joyal; a son, Donald Jr and a son-in-law, Michael Konczak.
Donald is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lois of Duluth; a daughter, Sharon Gelineau of Duluth; a sister, Joan Norton of Hibbing, MN; two grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Konczak of Duluth and Kimberly (Tom) Heinitz of Duluth; two great-grandchildren, Nore Ann Heinitz and Greyson Konczak.
The family would like to thank the staff at Diamond Willow for the excellent care they provided.
Visitation 10 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. 4901 East Superior St. Rev Fr William Fider officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Military Honors accorded by the Duluth Honor Guard.
Memorials to St. Michael’s Catholic Church would be appreciated. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 East 2nd St.   
8/4/19

Marion Joyce Swanson, age 100 passed away on Saturday, July 20th.
Preceded in death by sisters, Muriel (Walter) Welker and Janet Swanson. Survived by nephews, Gary and Lynn (Chong Ae Yi); great nieces and nephews, Michael, Ronald, Robert, Laurie, Julie, John, Jacqueline & Jill; and large extended family.
Marion was long time member of the Minneapolis Senior Aquatennial Committee. Her family will forever remember her longevity with Northwestern Bell, where she was a very active Metro Life Member Pioneer. She loved volunteering with the Northwest Community Public Television group and various senior centers. Marion was an incredible aunt and sister and will be dearly missed by all.
A Graveside Service will take place at 1:30 pm on Friday, July 26th at Funeral Home & Cemetery (2250 St. Anthony Blvd. NE, Minneapolis). Dignity Memorial Funeral Home. https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/minneapolis-mn/marion-swanson-8787891   
7/28/19

Donald Walmsley, 86, of Baxter, MN formerly of Minneapolis and Hackensack, MN died Monday, July 15, 2019
at Northern Lakes Assisted Living in Baxter, MN. Mass of Christian Burial for Donald will be 10:30AM, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton, MN with a time for visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.
Donald was born October 14, 1932 in Minneapolis, MN to Frank and Amelia (Zenz) Walmsley. He was united in marriage to Carol Sander December 19, 1953 in Minneapolis. Donald retired after 35 years of employment from Bell Telephone Co. and was a Metro Life Member Pioneer.
Donald is survived by his wife, Carol of 65 years; children, Diane (Tom) Hasser, Steve (Laurie); four grandchildren, Renee (Matthew Sr), Ryan (Jenny), Emily, Grace; seven great grandchildren, Matthew Jr, Amelia, Flannery, Laura, Evan, Kyle, McKenna; sister, Dorothy Sederberg; brother, Frank. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jean; great grandchild, Jack. Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association and EAA Aviation Foundation-Young Eagles Program. Brenny Family Funeral Chapel brenny.com 800.824.5051   
7/18/19

Patricia K. Hornung, longtime Saint Paul and Woodbury resident, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
She is preceded in death by husband, Herbert and sister, Loretta. She is survived by step-daughter, Dianne Hornung; cousins, Margaret "Midge" Fitzgerald, Mary Swanson, Katherine "Katie" Mason, Walter Mason and many friends.
Pat was a retiree of NW Bell, member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Metro Life Member Club. She worked at St. Paul Market Street. Her husband Herb was a supervisor at St. Paul market Street. She was also active in her church's Martha's Circle.
Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am Monday, July 15, 2019 at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 2119 Stillwater Avenue E, Saint Paul. Visitation one hour prior. Interment at Union Cemetery, Maplewood. Please wear the color green! In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Mary Jo Copeland at Sharing & Caring Hands.      
7/15/19

Teresa "Terry" Marshall, age 68 of Columbia Heights,
passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones on July 8, 2019. Loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Terry worked in Large Business for many years and retired from Qwest/CenturyLink. She also was a Metro Life Member Pioneer. She is survived by husband, Dennis; children, Bridgett Schultz (Shannon), Collette Gates (Richard), and Kevin; grandchildren, Lauren, Tristan, and Devan. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Robert and Verna Schaefer. A gathering to celebrate her life will be 5-7 PM, Tuesday, July 16 at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel, 2610 19th Ave NE, Mpls. Private interment Hillside Cemetery. Memorials to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.   7/12/19

Bernice L. Bauman (Christofferson) died March 21, 2019.
Her heart had grown weary, it was time to go home. Wonderful seamstress, avid reader, retiree from Northwestern Bell where she was a Metro Telephone Pioneer. Survived by daughters, Kathie, Beth; 5 grandchildren. Graveside service 2 PM Wednesday, July 10, meet at cemetery office. Washburn-McReavy.com Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls       7/9/19

Lois Francis (Watt) Nelson, 94, of Duluth, passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Benedictine Health Center
in the company of her family. She was born July 10, 1924 in St. Paul, MN to Lyle Fredrick Watt and Ethel Katherine (Sweeney) Watt.
She was their third child. She moved to Duluth with her family in 1939 and attended Denfeld High School, graduating in 1942. Upon graduation, she worked at Northwestern Bell. She married Gordon Nelson in 1963 after meeting him at a Denfeld class reunion. Lois took years off to raise their children and returned to Northwestern Bell, retiring in 1983. She enjoyed family events, especially the 4th of July. In her later years, she enjoyed attending many activities that her grandchildren participated in. Her extended family, which includes many nieces and nephews, were always very important to her. She liked baseball, word search puzzles and travel. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, The Daughters of Isabella, St. Benedict’s Kitchen crew, and the Lois Club. She enjoyed knitting and sewing for charity.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gordon Edwin Nelson; her siblings, Shirley (Charles) Pillsbury, Eleanor (Jack) McNamara, Jean (Richard) Stranik, Lyle (Katherine), and Thomas Watt.
Lois is survived by her children, Janet Nelson, JoAnn Margo (Tom), Beverly Massie (Dale), Dennis (Beth), all of Duluth, and Richard (Heidi) of St. Josephs, MN ; grandchildren, Kristopher (Kelley), Kevin, Amy, Kayla, Leah and Khloee; great-grandchild, Aria; a sister, Rosemary (Russell) Clouse.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 525 S. Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802.
Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home and will continue from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at St. Benedict Catholic Church. 1419 St. Benedict Street. Rev Fr Joel Hastings officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.     
7/6/19

Dolores P. Bennett, 88, lifelong Superior resident, died Friday, June 28, 2019 at Villa Marina Health and Rehabilitation in Superior.
She was born in Superior, May 4, 1931, the daughter of George and Helen (Utyro) Chicras.
She graduated from Central High School in Superior and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and worked for the former Bell Telephone and AT&T as a Long Distance Operator for many years before her retirement.
Dolores was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Bennett, February 14, 1953, and they celebrated fifty-eight years of marriage before his passing in 2011.
She was a member of Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church in Superior, and the Telephone Pioneers.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Woodhall and Patty Ann (Jim) Cahill, both of Superior, WI; seven grandchildren, Robbie, Tony, Tyler, Mitchell, Ryan, Michael and Angela; six great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Cindy Bennett, Superior, WI; and sister-in-law, Jody Chicras, of Virginia.
She is preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Bob Bennett; sister, Mary Ann Krynski; brother, John Chicras; son, Robert Bennett Jr.; and brother George Chicras.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM, Friday, July 5, 2019 at Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church, 1111 Belknap Street, Superior, and will continue until the 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Fr. Andrew Ricci as celebrant.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Superior.
The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Avenue, Superior, is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit our website at www.downs-lesage.com       
7/12/19

Richard "Ace" Phillips, age 89, a long-time resident of Olivia, MN, died on June 23, 2019,
while a resident at Brookdale Plymouth, MN. Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 29th at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church in Olivia at 11:00 am with Rev. Matt Hausken officiating. Burial will be at the Olivia Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Dirks-Blem Funeral Home.
Richard (Ace) was born on July 13, 1929, in Willmar, MN, to Guy and Claretta Phillips. He was raised in Bird Island, MN, and graduated from high school in 1947. After high school Ace was employed by Bell Telephone/AT&T, from 1950 to 1953 served in the US Army, and resumed employment with AT&T until his retirement in 1982. On June 9, 1974, Ace married Jackie Boening of Olivia, MN. After retirement they lived in Park Rapids, MN, and later returned to Olivia. Ace and Jackie spent several winters in Apache Junction, AZ. The couple enjoyed ice and shore fishing.
Ace is survived by daughter, Marcia, Prescott, AZ, two granddaughters, two great grandsons, as well as Jackie’s children and their families. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jackie, granddaughter Faith, grandson Todd, and stepson Peter Boening.
Blessed Be His Memory    
6/28/19

Richard J. "Duke" Duclos, Sr., age 89 of Anoka, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Estates at Twin Rivers in Anoka.
In addition to his parents, George and Stella (Pearson) Duclos, Duke was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Roslyn; sister, Norma (Jacob) Strouse; and brother, Robert (Marion). He is survived by his children, Richard, Jr. (Cindy), Gregory (Cathy), Paul, Roxane (Mark) Falls, and Mary Morical; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Joan (Duane) Dingmann; also many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He retired from Qwest after many years of service where he was also a Metro Life Member Pioneer. Duke worked as a tester and dispatcher in Anoka before accepting an I & M supervisor job a few years before he retired. A really funny guy with a dry sarcastic sense of humor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 525 Jackson Street, Anoka. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Anoka.
The family wishes to extend special Thanks to AseraCare Hospice and the Estates at Twin Rivers.    
6/17/19
 

Richard “Dick” Schrick age 76 of Richfield, MN, formerly of George, IA died Wednesday June 5, 2019
at Southview Acres Health Care Center in Saint Paul, MN. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13th at the First Baptist Church rural George, IA, with Reverend Dr. Mike Hagan officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery of George, IA, with military honors by the Jack Sauter American Legion Post No. 404. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with family present at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George. Life celebration will be Thursday June 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Richfield Minnesota V.F.W.
Richard Lee Schrick was born on June 26, 1942 in Sibley, IA, the son of Richard George and Gertrude Lucille (Harms) Schrick. He grew up in George, IA and later graduated from George High School. After graduation he received a two-year degree at NEI technical college. Dick was then drafted in the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1966. On August 15th, 1964 Dick was united in marriage to Ruth Ann (Sudenga) in George, IA.
Dick was proud to have worked for the same company for thirty-two years even though it changed names from Northwestern Bell, AT & T and then Qwest. He was a Metro Life Member Pioneer. His hobbies included farming, hunting, fishing, coaching his children in sports and volunteering in the community.
He is survived by his three children: David Schrick of Bloomington, MN, Richard (Lisa) Schrick of Lakeville, MN and Ryan (Melissa) Schrick of Lakeville, MN and eight grandchildren; four siblings: Ben (Roxanne) Schrick of Lafayette, LA, Dale Schrick of Hartford, SD, Dennis (Gracia) Schrick of George, IA and Diane Schrick of Northfield, MN; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Gertrude Schrick; one sister, Martha Schrick and grandson, Bennett Schrick.
Memorial contributions may be made in Richard “Dick” Schrick’s name to: MACV (Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans).
   6/13/19

Marlys Kay Evenson, age 75 passed away May, 17, 2019.
She was born in Drayton, ND on August 10, 1943. She graduated from Drayton Public School in 1961 then moved to California where she was employed by Pacific  Bell in San Diego and at Disneyland. She transferred to Northwestern Bell in Minneapolis where she later was a clerical supervisor.  She was also a Metro Telephone Pioneer. After taking early retirement from Bell, she was employed by General Mills and then an eyeglass company. Marlys loved fun, family, and her dogs. She enjoyed quilting, making porcelain dolls, shopping for toys and gifts for her nieces and nephews (her "kids"), and fishing at the Northwest Angle with the Evenson clan. She was a devoted daughter and spent vacations helping her parents in Drayton. Marlys was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Marjorie (Long) Evenson; sisters, Gloria Nelson, Patricia Anderson, & Geraldine Evenson; brothers, George Darrel and Robert; brother-in-laws, Harris Anderson and Norman Nelson. She is survived by her sister Leona (Dale) Edblom, San Diego, CA, and brothers, James (Joan) Evenson, Grand Forks, ND and Eldred (Buck) (Penny) Evenson, Prior Lake, MN, sister-in-law, Delores Evenson, East Grand Forks, MN, many nieces and nephews, and her dog, Suri. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Drayton, ND with interment in the Drayton Cemetery.     6/1/19

Norman L. Plumley, age 76, of Grand Rapids, MN passed away Thursday, May 30m 2019 at his home.
Norm was born in 1942 to David and Ermie Plumley. Norm grew up in Cromwell, CT. After graduating from high school in 1960, Norm served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Norm met Judith Card while on military leave with his friend Jim. They were united in marriage on December 26, 1964 in Grand Rapids, MN. Norm was employed with MN Power, Northwestern Bell, ADC Telecommunications, and then as a contractor for Right Tec.
Norm loved woodworking and taking care of his home and family. He was a member of Church of the Nazarene for 53 years and the VFW in Jennings, LA. He loved growing tomatoes and competing with his neighbor and friend, Randy Peterson, to see who could grow the best. Above all else, Norm was devoted to his family.
Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ramona Plumley; mother and father-in-law, Ora and Norma Card; brothers-in-law, Art Card, Bob Card, Brian Kennedy, Larry “Suds” Sundsvold, Gary Luoma, Kurt McKinney; sisters-in-law, Frances Remington, Marjorie McKinney.
Norm is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy; children, Michele O’Connell of North Carolina and David (Lucy) Plumley of East Grand Forks, MN; favorite granddaughter, Abby Plumley of East Grand Forks, MN; grandsons, Corbin Plumley of Grand Forks, ND, Quinn Plumley of East Grand Forks, MN, and Jacob O’Connell serving in the U.S. Army; brothers-in-law, Dale, Arney (Karen), Ron (Barb) Card all of Staples, MN, Dan (Debbie) Card of Sebeka, MN, Keith (Sandy) Card of Pillager, MN, Larry Card of St. Peter, MN, Norm (Kathy) Card of Federal Dam, MN; sisters-in-law, Karen Sundsvold, Penny Luoma both of Grand Rapids, MN, Dottie (George) Call of Staples, MN, Yvonne Card of Moorhead, MN, Micky Kennedy of Ontario, Canada, Jan Card of Bovey, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Church of the Nazarene in Grand Rapids, MN followed by the Memorial Service at 11:00 AM. Rev. Paul Haddix will officiate.
A special thanks to Grand Rapids Hospice and care giver Roxie, Pastor Paul Haddix, and special friends, Jim Wass, Randy Peterson, and Charlie Alzen.  
6/1/19

Elaine Dorothy Wilmot age 97, passed away Monday May 27, 2019 at Barnes Care in Esko, MN.
She was born August 8, 1921 in Duluth, MN to John and Bertha (Schramm) Wilmot. Elaine graduated from Duluth Central High School on June 1939 and retired from Northwest Bell Telephone Company on January 1984 after 42 years of service.
Elaine was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Telecom Pioneer.
She is preceded in death by her parents John and Bertha Wilmot, sister Elizabeth Wilmot of Duarte CA, brother Jack of Sanford NC, James of Duluth, MN and Jerry of Rohnert Park CA.
Elaine is survived by sisters-in-law Cathlene Wilmot of Sanford NC, and Shirley Wilmot of Duluth, MN and their families.
Per Elaine’s request there will be no funeral services. Burial will be at Sunrise Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Sunrise Funeral and Cemetery.  
6/1/19