Thompson, age 75, of Wanamingo and
previously W. St. Paul, Minnesota,
passed away April 14, 2018. Douglas retired from NWB/USW/QWEST after 33 years of service and was a Metro Life Member Pioneer. Doug worked as a high cap supervisor and in many other positions. His son, Chris, works for CenturyLink as a Construction Project Administrator. Visitation Tuesday, April 24th, 9:30AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in W. St. Paul followed by mass at 11AM. Celebration of life following mass at Gallaghers Bar. emorials may be sent to Disabled Veterans if preferred 4/22/18
“Mert” Walter Bjorkquist, 77, of Hermantown,
passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018, in
Edgewood Vista Assisted Living.
Raymond was born in Grand Rapids, MN, to Waino and Julia Bjorkquist.
Raymond graduated high school in 1958 from Hill City High School, and enlisted in the Army shortly after graduation. He served for 9 years, earning an honorable discharge and many medals, including: National Defense Service, Vietnam Campaign, Vietnam Service, and Good Conduct. He worked for Northwestern Bell, retiring 30 years later in 1998. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, North American Hunting Club, American Legion, and volunteered with the Cotton Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and play cribbage, among many other things. Raymond was a loving father, and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Raymond was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and James.
Raymond is survived by his daughter, Tamra (Greg) Flood; grandchildren, Sarah (Jesus) Negron and Justin Flood; great-grandchildren, Christian and Savannah Negron; brother, Leslie (Joann); sister, Joyce Neary; and many nieces and nephews
VISITATION: 5pm to 7pm Friday, April 20th at Sunrise Funeral Home, 4798 Miller Trunk Hwy, Hermantown, continuing at 1pm on Saturday, April 21st with funeral service to follow at 2pm. 4/19/18
EUGENE “GENE” FRANCIS RENNER, age 83, of Grand Rapids, MN, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living.
He was born in 1935 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, the son of Louis and Frances (Kowalski) Renner. He grew up 2 miles west of town on a small farm with the Pelican River flowing through it. There the family of 7 boys learned about livestock, farming, hunting and trapping.
After graduating from Pelican Rapids High School he volunteered for the Army in 1954. He operated heavy equipment, building roads in Germany & Austria. After the Army he attended Wahpeton Vocational Technical School for degree in Radio controls. He met Lenice Behnken at a dance in Fergus Falls, MN and they married July 11th, 1959 and have been married for 58 years while raising a family of six children.
His work with AT&T took them to Minot, ND where Steve and Doug were born. A transfer in 1962 with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. brought them to Rochester, MN. In Rochester, Ron, Dan and Sue were born. In 1969, a teaching position with NW Bell moved the family to New Hope, MN for the next 3 years. In 1972, a job offer of Central Office Supervisor with NW Bell moved the family to Grand Rapids. There, Andrew was born and Gene and Lenice achieved their goal of raising a family in a small northern Minnesota town. After 31 years, he retired from Qwest Communications, at age 55.
He was active in all of the communities in which he lived, coaching youth football and baseball, establishing the Star of the North hockey tournament in Grand Rapids. Gene was instrumental in building the seating bleachers for baseball at Legion Field. Gene was always available to ensure that the radio stations could broadcast the High School events.
As an outdoorsman, each fishing, camping, grouse, duck, deer and pheasant season brought a new season to spend time in the outdoors. He passed on his passion, knowledge, expertise and stories to the children and grandchildren. When at home, Gene could always be found in the garage fixing something to do with cars, boats, snowmobiles, campers and various other equipment, there was nothing that couldn't be fixed, improved, made better or added on to. A memorable project was the conversion of a School Bus into a camper.
In his later years, he pursued the hobby of genealogy, digging up the family roots of both the Renner and Behnken sides. This took them far and wide across Minnesota and to Germany to meet with relatives, churches, cemeteries and historical societies to arrive at the rich history of the Renner & Behnken names.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Louis and Frances; and brothers Robert, Leonard, James, Richard and John.
Surviving Gene are his wife of 58 years, Lenice Renner; children, Steve (Denise) of White Bear Lake, MN; Doug (Debbie) of Inver Grove Heights, MN; Ron (Barb) of Maple Grove, MN; Dan (Ann) of Cedar Rapids, IA; Sue (Dale) Hartman of New Prague, MN; and Andrew Renner of Chicago, IL; 14 Grandchildren, Danielle, Shad, Kyra (Steve), Brittany, Brandon, Trevor and Courtney (Doug), Abbey, Sam (Ron), Mason, Sarah, Megan (Dan), Katen and Ellen (Sue).
Visitation will be Monday, April 16, 2018 from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, MN and again on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 beginning at 10:00 A.M. lasting until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. Fr. Jerry Weiss will officiate. Burial with full Military Honors will be at Itasca-Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, MN.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the donors charity of choice.
Visitation Monday, April 16, 2018- 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM -St. Joseph's Catholic Church-315 SW 21st St -Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744
Mass of Christian Burial -Tuesday, April 17, 2018- 11:00 AM -St. Joseph's Catholic Church -315 SW 21st St -Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744 4/15/18
Krohn, age 85, of Forest Lake, Minnesota,
passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
at Fairview Lakes Hospital in Wyoming, MN. He was a loving husband of 62 years, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Galen was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and his son, Lloyd. He is survived by his wife Gloria, daughter Gail (Scott) Malinosky, daughter-in-law Karen Krohn, grandson Matthew (Julie) Malinosky, granddaughter Emily Malinosky and three great grandchildren Tony, Bethany and Tara; as well as in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Galen served in the Army during the Korean conflict in the Communications Corp stationed in Germany. He worked for the telephone company for 30 years, starting with Northwestern Bell and ending his career with Lucient Technologies. Galen also volunteered as a Firearms Safety Instructor for over 30 years. He enjoyed many hobbies and activities in life – camping, traveling (both around the US and internationally), rendezvousing (representing the 1840’s and even creating some of his own period clothing), woodworking, etching glasswork, scrimshaw, leatherwork and welding, as well as, wine and beer making.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed both hunting and fishing; and was a member of the Twin Cities Muzzloaders’ club for many years. He was also a volunteer for the MS Tram bike rides for many years, ringing bells of encouragement and handing out refreshments.
He could build, rebuild or repair nearly anything that was asked of him (including a few car engines and many utility trailers) and was always available to lend a helping hand or give advice. He enjoyed playing cards, particularly cribbage, and trips to the casino.
A memorial service will be held for Galen on Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at Mattson Funeral Home in Forest Lake, MN. Galen’s immediate family will be available to greet extended family and friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the MS Society or charity of your choice. 3/28/18
Paulouski, age 86, of Grand Rapids, MN,
passed away March 22, 2018 at Grand Itasca
Hospital, Grand Rapids, MN.
Donna was born in 1931 to Pearl and Mattie Vaneps in Grand Rapids, MN. She graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1950. In 1955, she was united in marriage to Claude “Chub” Paulouski in Grand Rapids, MN where she raised her family. Donna was employed with Bell Telephone Company.
Donna was a member and was very active at First Church of God in Grand Rapids, MN. Also, she was very talented with arts and crafts which included ceramics and making numerous porcelain dolls.
Donna is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claude “Chub”; daughter, Gina Paulouski; two brothers, Dean Vaneps and Luverne Vaneps; and one sister, Lois Vensland.
Donna is survived by one daughter, Jill (Rick) Talonen of New Prague, MN; three sons, Todd (Sandi) Paulouski of Park Rapids, MN, Wade Paulouski of Grand Rapids, MN, Mark (Ava Muller) Paulouski of Grand Rapids, MN; brother, Jerry (Barb) Vaneps of Rochester, MN; six grandchildren, Casandra, Gavin, Ryan, John, Tara, Brock; one great-grandchild, Graham; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, March 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, MN and will continue at church on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service at the First Church of God, Grand Rapids, MN. Pastor Dale Steel will officiate. A private graveside service will be at the Itasca-Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, MN at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the First Church of God, Grand Rapids, MN. 3/25/18
M. Bates O’Hara Clark, 92, slipped away on
March 7th at the Mayo Clinic Care Facility
in Lake City
where she had been a resident since 2007.
She was born April 21, 1925 to Henry and Ellen Bates in Minneapolis, MN. Margaret graduated from Patrick Henry High School and then worked for Northwestern Bell, primarily in the Accounting Department. She was a Metro Life Member Pioneer. She married Douglas O’Hara in 1948, they were later divorced. She married James Clark in 1980.
Survivors include daughters, Susan O’Hara (Colin Sullivan), and Kathy O’Hara (Rick) Smith; stepsons, Kelly and Shawn Clark; sister, Kaye McLennan; eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and nine nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Strauss; husband, James Clark; brothers, Henry and Jackson Bates; stepson, Richard Clark; and nephews, Tim McLennan and John Bates.
Margaret lived most of her life in Minneapolis but moved to Zimmerman, MN after her marriage. After her retirement from the phone company, she obtained her Real Estate License and pursued that career for several years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed dancing, bowling, fishing and gardening, and her grandchildren and nieces and nephews. If someone needed her, she was always there to help.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 23rd in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, Rochester MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. 3/23/18
Seidl, 41, Son of deceased Central Council
Pioneer Jeff Seidl-former telephone co.
manager at Redwood Falls.
beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, died Wednesday, March 14 as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral service will be held Sunday, March 18, 3:00 p.m. Visitation 1:00-3:00 at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls. A memorial service and mass will also take place at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Inver Grove Heights, Tuesday, March 20 - mass at 10:30 a.m., visitation one hour prior.
Christian John Seidl was born August 28, 1976 to Jeffrey and Maureen (Bonniwell) Seidl in St. Paul, Minnesota. Christian grew up in Redwood Falls and Albert Lea. Graduated class of 1994 Simley High, IGH. He attended Vermillion Community College in the DNR program, following his eagerness for the outdoors.
Chris married the love of his life, Paula Trautschold, January 22, 2000 at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, NV. The couple made their home in Little Falls raising their three children. Chris was currently working for Century Link as a communication technician.
Chris was an avid hunter and fisherman from childhood with his dad, children, and many friends. His newest obsession for agate hunting and collecting led him to become the "Don of Agates" in his nationwide rock collector family.
Left to cherish his memory are wife, Paula Seidl; children, Tessa 14, Kylee 13 and Wyatt 3; parents, Jeff and Maureen Seidl; siblings, Rachael (Mike) Arndt; Anthony (Megan) Seidl; Luke (Leah) Seidl ; grandmother, Lorraine Seidl and so many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by grandparents: Jack Seidl; Walter and Dolores Bonniwell.
The arrangements for Chris are with Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN. Memorials to family preferred. 3/20/18
F. Billadeau, age 83, St. Cloud, MN,
formerly of St. Joseph, MN
died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud, MN.
A Memorial Mass celebrating Don’s life will be Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.
Don was born on January 17, 1935 in Crookston, MN to Donald and Evelyn (Beaudry) Billadeau. He served his country in the United States Army from 1957-1959. Don married Joan Meyer on July 30, 1973 in St. Joseph, MN. He worked for Western Electric as an installer for 24 years out of their St. Cloud office. Don then moved to Mesa, AZ and worked for Chambers Electronics. Don was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph, The Knights of Columbus and was a former Grand Knight. He was also a member of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Don was a loving husband, a great cook, and a man that was well liked by all.
Survivors include his sister, Joyce Billadeau of White Bear Lake, MN; sisters-in-law; Marilyn (Francis) Court of St. Joseph, MN; Rosemary Meyer of St. Joseph, MN; Lois (Bruce) Berry of Minneapolis, MN; Eileen Zurnieden of Otsego, MN; Mary (Keith) Dombrovski of Paynesville, MN; brothers-in-law; George (Kathy) Meyer of Angora, MN; James (Maura) Meyer of Rogers, MN; Gerald (Judy) Meyer of St. Joseph, MN; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Joan on August 30, 2009. 3/20/18
She was born on January 24, 1925, in Hibbing, Minnesota, to Finnish immigrants, Martha and Herman Thompson. After graduating from Hibbing High School, she married a Swedish immigrant, Arne Leonard Johnson, on September 27, 1943.
She worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell in Hibbing, and later in Duluth, when Arne transferred with U.S. Steel. While raising their children, Diane, Delrae, and Dale, she was active in Northern Pine Girl Scouts as a troop leader and a member of the board. She was also active with Little League Baseball and Woodland Hockey. She lovingly made countless doll outfits for her daughter's dolls. Shortly after her children were grown, Delores became Arne's caregiver, after he was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease at age 59 until he died at age 67.
She married Walter "Tim" Wright on July 15, 1995, and they shared 18 wonderful years together, until he passed away in 2014. They loved spending their winters living on their waterfront property on the Dora Canal in Tavares, Florida. They traveled often, frequented auction and rummage sales, and loved to dance. They even played cards every morning to see who would be the "boss" for the day.
Delores was an avid reader throughout her life, most often reading romance novels. She had an artistic flair, loved to draw, color, and paint. She also enjoyed gardening and worked with her beautiful flowers until the last summer of her life. She was always very proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and loved spending time with her family. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Arne and Tim; brother, Delano "Dingo" Thompson; and stepdaughter, Jennifer Wright.
She is survived by her daughters, Diane (Jim) Miner, Delrae (Brent) Smith; son, Dale (Lia) Johnson; grandchildren, Heather (Mike) Seyfer, Patrick (Jodilyn) Miner, Peter (JeAnna) Miner, Paul Miner, Reid (Kristen) Smith, Neil (Theresa) Smith, Boyd Smith, Kasey Johnson, and Evi Johnson; great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Margot, Della, Aubrey, Ashlyn, Annika, Graham, Layla, and one more on the way; and stepchildren, Theresa Wright, Cathy Wright, Donna (Scott) Hanna, Bud (Dido) Wright, and their children and grandchildren.
Gathering of Family and Friends: 10am Tuesday, March 20 at Sunrise Funeral Home, 4798 Miller Trunk Hwy, Hermantown, MN, with a memorial service at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Union Gospel Mission, 219 E. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802, and Animal Allies Humane Society, 4006 Airport Road, Duluth, MN 55811.
Please leave online condolences and photos at www.SunriseFuneralHomeandCemetery.com 3/13/18
"Kenny" Richard Olson Jr., 73, of Duluth MN
and longtime resident of Caribou Lake,
passed away Friday, March 9, 2018.
Ken was born May 9, 1944, to Margaret and Kenneth Bud' Olson Sr. He was raised and attended school in Proctor and Lakeside. A 1962 East High School graduate, Ken enlisted in the Navy in the same year. He served on the USS Manatee in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War, replenishing supplies and fuel to the ships on patrol in that area. After Ken was honorably discharged, he married Ann M. Baxter and enjoyed the pleasure of her company for the next 48 years. Ken worked for Northwestern Bell/Qwest for 39 years, and was active in the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 7214. Ken had a great talent for making beautiful wooden birdhouses. He liked giving these special works of art to friends and family. Ken also enjoyed being outdoors to fish, hunt, and pick agates.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Zieglar and Kenneth R. Olson, Sr.
Ken will be missed by his wife, Ann B. Olson; daughters, Heather Olson, Michelle Olson, and Mara (Joel) Spaeth; son, Erin Olson; six grandchildren, Danika Olson-Brown, Joshua Olson, Patrick Olson, Daniel Spaeth, Hope Spaeth, and Ellie Spaeth; sisters, Margaret (John) Freeman and Betty (Tom) Negri; and brothers, Mark (Mardee) Zieglar and Craig (Holly) Olsen.
VISITATION: 1:30pm Wednesday, March 14th at Sunrise Funeral Home, 4798 Miller Trunk Hwy, Hermantown, with memorial service to follow at 2pm. A private burial at a later date in Canosia Township Cemetery. Please share online condolences and photos at www.SunriseFuneralHomeandCemetery.com 3/12/18
A. Bullock, age 65, of St. Cloud, MN, and
formerly of Glenwood, died Sunday, February
at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta, surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5th at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock of Glenwood.
Robert Allan Bullock, the son of Charles and Marie (Olson) Bullock was born on October 26, 1952 in Fergus Falls, MN. He attended Glenwood High School, where he graduated with the Class of 1971. In October of 1972, Rob enlisted in the United States Air Force and served on active duty until April 1974, and then continued serving in the Minnesota and North Dakota Air National Guard until 1979. He attended the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology. Rob was employed at the telephone company (Northwestern Bell, US West, Qwest, and Century Link) as a Central Office Technician for 32 years, beginning his career in the Twin Cities and retiring in 2012 from the Little Falls office.
Rob was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary (Schott) Kukowski, on August 2, 1991 in the Gammelgarden Chapel at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia. They made their home in Scandia until moving to Sartell in 2001, and most recently they resided in Waite Park.
Rob was a very faith-filled man who enjoyed Bible studies, spending time with his family, and volunteering for various causes including the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, various events in his community, and was active in his church. He enjoyed anything related to the water, beaches, and sailing including traveling to Clearwater, Florida or the North Shore of Minnesota with his wife and siblings whenever he got the chance.
Rob will be remembered for his steadfast faith in God, his always-positive attitude, and his calm demeanor. He was someone with a ready smile and word of encouragement for anyone who needed it. He enjoyed the quiet life, but was always up for another adventure, planning the next trip or getaway, including looking forward to his final adventure of meeting God on his going home day.
Rob is survived by his wife, Mary Bullock of Waite Park; two sons, Kurt (Becky) Kukowski of Plentywood, MT, and Erik Bullock of Richfield; two grandchildren, Henry and Vera Kukowski of Plentywood, MT; one brother Craig (Pam) Bullock of Concord, NC; two sisters, Elizabeth (Ken) Chan of Glenwood, and Bonita Carlson of Chisago City; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marie Bullock; nephew, Matthew Chan; infant step-daughter, Jody Kukowski; parents-in-law, Earl and Elizabeth Schott; infant sister-in-law, Denise Schott; and brothers-in law, Kerry, Carlton, and Roger Schott.
In lieu of flowers, donations or memorials sent will be given to charities chosen by the family. 3/5/18
GEORGE DANIEL ARNOLD, age 74, of Grand Rapids, MN, passed away peacefully Monday, February 26, 2018 at home with, Carol, his loving wife of 50 years by his side. George was born in 1943 to Dick and Hazel Arnold in Talihina, OK. In 1961, after he graduated from high school in Bieber, CA, he served in the U.S. Air Force. George was employed for many years with AT&T as a lineman/frame man in northern California. He was united in marriage to Carol Ludloff on April 6, 1967 and following his retirement, in 2002, they moved to Grand Rapids, MN to be close to family.
George loved music, especially Willie Nelson and going on road trips.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and sister, Billie Jean Sparks.
George is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Lisa (Tim) Fox of Grand Rapids, MN; two sons, Capt. Corey (Chris) Arnold of Germany and Doug Arnold of Booneville, AR; sister, Betty (Ed) Coloma of Redding, CA; 6 grandchildren, Kyle Arnold, Connor (Jess) Arnold, Caleb Arnold, Andrew Fox, Cameron Fox, and Allison Fox; and many nieces and nephews.
Per George’s wishes, no services will be held. 2/28/18
Richard “Dick” E. Raveling, age 88, born in Buffalo, North Dakota passed away Feb 26, 2018.
Loving husband, father, and grandpa. Preceded in death by his son, Thomas. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Rachel; children, Keith, Lynn (Scott) Clark; grandchildren, Drew, Kevin (Hannah); loving relatives and good friends. United States Navy Veteran – Korea. Retired longtime employee of Northwestern Bell and a Metro Life Member Pioneer. He enjoyed his family time at the cabin, fishing and hunting. Celebration of Life will be held at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church, 10506 Hanson Blvd NW, Coon Rapids with visitation at church 1 hour before service. Private interment at Fort Snelling. Arrangements with the church are pending. Check back for details. www.cremationsocietyofmn.com 2/28/18
Edward "Ned" Claude Gibbs Jr., July 24, 1931 - January 08, 2018 age 86, of St. Paul, MN,
passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Proceeded in death by his first mother, Wilma, and second mother Marion, and his father Edward, his brother Jimmy, sisters Mary and Bambi, and son-in-law Benjie Mann. Ned will be dearly missed by his devoted wife of 62 years, Mary (née Madigan), and his 5 children Michael (Peggy), Colleen (Don) Dawson, Maura (Bob) Tschida, Mark (Dianne) and Katie (Benjie) Mann and his 13 grandchildren Joe (Caroline), Megan and Molly Gibbs; Libby (Todd) Naranjo, Teddy, Katelyn and Mary Kate Tschida; Laura, Cara and Ryan Gibbs; Christina (Kyle) Sherwin, Courtney and Zachary Mann, and great-grand children Blake and Mason Sherwin; Amelia Naranjo. Sisters Lucy Imholte and Judy (Mike) Kerr. Also survived by many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Ned worked for Northwestern Bell-Qwest until his retirement. He was a Metro Life Member Pioneer.
Mass of Christian burial on Saturday, January 13th at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 9:30 am at the church of Nativity of Our Lord located at 1900 Stanford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Lunch to follow at Nativity. Private family internment.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota, 7900 West 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55439 or Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church. 2/27/18
Ronald L. Koskey, age 80, of Coon Rapids, passed away on February 14, 2018.
Ron retired from Qwest as a construction splicing supervisor and was a Metro Life Member Pioneer. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Donna; parents, and brother. Survived by children, Lori (Ray) Denis, Linda (Martin) Stone, John (Wendy) Koskey and Betty (David) Weisjahn; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and many friends and family. Services were held at 11 AM on Friday, February 23 with visitation 1 hour prior at 10 AM all at: Washburn McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Blvd. 2/27/18
Mary Ann (Rockwell) Warning, age 89 of White Bear Lake. Formerly of Salamanca, NY. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 21st, 2018. Preceded in death by infant son Oke Jr.; brothers; Charles and Paul. Survived by her sons Dennis (Kaye) and Jeffrey (Lisa) and daughter Mary Jane (Julio) Cabrera; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister Jane; special friend Ellie; nieces, nephews and loving relatives and friends. She was born in Salamanca, NY on March 20, 1928 to Frank and Dorothy (Seaman) Rockwell. Retired from Northwestern Bell and was a Metro Life Member Pioneer. Memorial Service Saturday, March 3rd at 1 PM at HONSA FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 2460 East County Road E. Visitation will be from 11 AM – 1 PM. Thank You Health East Hospice care team for your love, compassion, wisdom and tenderness. 2/26/18