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Obituaries


Laureen Estelle Borden
May 5, 1943 – February 12, 2019

Laurie E. Borden age 75 of Merrifield passed away on February 12, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was born May 5, 1943 to Arlene (Booth) and Loren Winch in Bemidji, Minnesota.

She was the past Crow Wing County Treasurer retiring after 28 years of service.

Survived by her husband of 56 years, Jack; son, Mike (Diane) Borden of Chicago; grandchildren, Wesley, Olivea, Audrey, Mikie and Elaina; brother, Steve (Laarni) Winch of Austin Texas; sister, Becky (John) Wilke of San Diego, CA. She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Sam.

A memorial service for Laurie was held Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home, 512 S. 8th Street in Brainerd.

Joel Brian Carlson
December 25, 1962 - February 11, 2019

Joel Brian Carlson age 56 of Duluth formerly of Fifty Lakes died at his home on February 11, 2019 from diabetic complications. He was born on December 25, 1962 in Cambridge to Roger and Faye (Ranum) Carlson. Joel was a switch installation technician for 32 years, serving AT&T Mobility, Siemens Stromberg-Carlson and NTT. He was a member of the Fifty Lakes Sportsman’s Club, Crosslake Lutheran Church and the Cuyuna Range Rock Club. Joel loved spending time at his Mitchell Lake home.

Joel is survived by one son, Logan Carlson of Pequot Lakes; one daughter, Brynn Carlson of Pequot Lakes; his  mother, Faye Carlson of Crosby; one brother, Jeffrey (Deena Cavanagh) Carlson of Shevlin and two sisters, Jody (Ron) Carnes of Brainerd and Amy Carlson of Crosslake.

Joel is preceded in death by his father, Roger Carlson. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Crosslake Lutheran Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Sunday. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Please send all memorials and flowers to the Crosslake Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Timothy J. McGuire
January 27, 1945 - February 11, 2019

Timothy J. McGuire, 74, of Crosslake, passed away while surrounded by his family on Monday, February 11, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11am, March 2nd, 2019 at “The Log Church” in Crosslake. Family and friends are invited to gather one hour prior to the service. Luncheon to follow.

Tim was born January 27, 1945, in St. Paul, MN. Graduated from Hill High School. Tim married Olga Sich in 1965. The couple made their home in the St. Paul area. He enjoyed a 37-year career with the United States Postal Service, before retiring to the Crosslake area in 1999. The family enjoyed spending their time together, and often it was outdoors camping, fishing, bonfires or taking trips around the country in an RV.

He will be missed for his Irish wit, his heart of gold, and unending desire to help. He is survived by his wife, Olga;  children, Tom (Jill) McGuire,Natalie McGuire, and Kevin (Whitney) McGuire, brother, Joe McGuire, twin-brother, Tom (Diane) McGuire, and seven grandchildren, TJ, Kelly, Leah, Lindsey, Ryan, Lukas, and Carly. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Patricia King; niece, Kathy King; and sister-in-law, Gerri McGuire.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Log Church in Crosslake.

Rosella “Freck” Oaks
July 18, 1927 – February 11, 2019

Rosella “Freck” Oaks, age 91, of Pine River, and formerly White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Monday, February 11, 2019. She was born at the LaBore farmstead home in Gem Lake, MN, and was the sixth of eight children born to Duesty and Melina LaBore.

Freck was preceded in death by her parents; her 7 siblings; husband of 64 years, Larry, in 2013; daughter, Joni Frigaard, in 2012; son, Tom Oaks, in 2014; granddaughter, Jessica; and grandson, Troy. Her loving smile and  friendly hello will be missed by her surviving ten children and their spouses as well as more than 40 grandchildren great grandchildren – and still counting.

Freck was always up for a game of cribbage or Carbles and was also a huge fan of the Minnesota Twins – she seldom missed a game.

Freck and Larry were married on August 20, 1949, and that was the beginning of their family journey, which brought them 12 children over the next 20 years in their home town of White Bear Lake.  After buying a resort in 1970, Freck and Larry packed up 10 of the 12 children and moved to Nisswa in north central Minnesota. They lived the rest of their lives in and around Nisswa, enjoying the north woods life and raising children. Freck and Larry would both recall that some of their best times were spent just looking over the lake, however we also know  that after claiming a winter home in South Texas where they could get away from snow and ice, they cherished the quiet snow-free winters of Texas just as much as the view of the northern lakes.

Goodbye, Mom and Grandma Freck! We’re going to miss you.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, February 18, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River. Burial will be in Norwood Cemetery, rural Pine River. Arrangements are by Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Marva D. Anderson
February 11, 1942 - February 2, 2019

Marva D. Anderson age 76 of Outing died on February 2, 2019 at Regions Medical Center in St. Paul. She was born on February 11, 1942 in Minneapolis to Homer and Merlyn (Filbert) Busse. Marva married Gary Anderson on July 6, 1968 in Minneapolis.

Marva is survived by her husband Gary; one son, Matthew (Sarah) Tafoya-Anderson of Ramsey; one daughter, Dianna (Kevin) LeVesseur of Merrifield; one sister, Laurie (Dan) Stock of Maple Grove; one grandchild, Anika; two step grandchildren, Tristan and Sophia; her beloved companion, her devoted dog, Jetta.

Preceding Marva in death are her parents and one son, Eric Anderson.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Outing. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Georgia May Soldner
November 1, 1929 – January 26, 2019

Georgia M. Soldner went to be with her Lord on January 26, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to George and Anna Simon on November 1, 1929 in St Paul, MN. She resided there until her marriage to Marvin O. Soldner in 1949. They lived in Brainerd, Emily and Remer after their marriage.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Butch) Dallaire, Marvin G. (Janet) Soldner, Carl (Patty) Soldner, Daniel (Michele) Soldner and David (Patty) Soldner; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Carol Heinel and Clara (James) Gruenhagen and her brother-in-law, George (Bette) Soldner. She also is survived by her family in Christ in Brainerd who have been so very kind to her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and her brothers-in-law, Howard and Henry and her sister-in-law, Gloria Harrison and their spouses.

She was a member of Lakewood Church, the Via de Christo Community, Bible Study Fellowship and volunteered a great deal within these groups. She was also passionate about her years of volunteering with local hospice  agencies. She lived her life in faith, believing that all she met were future friends, supporting her family every possible way and showed them all what kindness, compassion and unconditional love looked like “with skin on”. She was so loved and will be missed deeply.

Services were held Friday, February 1, 2019 at Lakewood Church in Baxter. Pastor Brian Erickson and Pastor David Soldner officiated. Interment will be at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily, MN.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bethany Good Samaritan for their excellent care of Georgia these past few years and would ask that memorials be given to them for their flower garden projects.

Roger A. Carlson
September 10, 1937 - January 27, 2019

Roger A. Carlson age 81 of Crosby, formerly of Fifty Lakes, died on January 27, 2019 at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born on September 10, 1937 in Minneapolis to Lewis Arthur and Violet Edith (Erickson) Carlson. Roger married Faye Ranum on April 27, 1957 in Isanti. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Roger was a member of the Minnesota Telecomm Alliance with 35 years of service. He was a member of Crosslake Lutheran Church, Crosslake American Legion Post #500 and the Fifty Lakes Sportsman’s Club.

Roger is survived by his wife Faye; two sons, Jeffrey A. (fiancé Deena Cavanagh) Carlson of Shevlin, Joel Carlson of Duluth; two daughters, Jody (Ron) Carnes of Brainerd and Amy Carlson of Crosslake; one brother, Russell (Frank Gamble) Carlson of Burnsville; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Preceding Roger in death are his parents and one sister, Phyllis Lundeen.

A Memorial Service was held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Crosslake Lutheran Church. Burial at the Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake. Memorial are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

John Thull
June 29, 1954 - January 27, 2019

John Thull, 64, of Crosslake, MN passed away in Florence, AZ on January 27, 2019.

A memorial service was held in Florence, AZ on February 2nd at Caliente Casa Del Sol Annex.

A Funeral service at Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake, MN will be held on February 23rd at 11am with visitation one hour before.

John was born in Minneapolis to Jack and Joan Thull on June 29, 1954. He graduated from Kennedy High School in 1972. John was married to his beloved wife Jeanne for 45 years. John worked in sales for over 30 years and could “sell you the rocks out of your own driveway.”

John and Jeanne raised their 4 children in Ham Lake, MN. In 1996 they moved to Crosslake, where he loved to work on manicuring his lawn, fishing, swimming, boating, woodworking, dancing and being with his grandchildren. John loved going on Cruises’ (18 in total) and was a lover of the sun. John was a social butterfly and a very generous man.

John is survived by his dedicated and loving wife Jeanne, Son Jason Thull; Daughter Kelli Engstrom her children Maverick, Beau, Mercedes; Son, Adam (Courtney) Thull their children Cyril and Stevie; Son, Brian (Autumn) Thull; their children Lilix, Zeppelin and Luna. Brother, Randy; Sisters: Tracy Ryman and Teri Reak. Also, many special relatives and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Joan Thull.

Dwayne Vernon Larson
December 20,1948 - January 25, 2019

Dwayne Vernon Larson, 70, of Fifty Lakes, MN, passed away with his loving family by his side on January 25, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Born in Willmar on December 20,1948, he attended high school in Willmar where he actively pursued his musical talents. Dwayne married Linda Lawler in 1971. He played as a solo musician and also in the Shaw Allen Shaw Band. In 1984, the family moved to Fifty Lakes, MN. Dwayne continued his career as a musician playing at various supper clubs in the Lakes Area. He owned Big D’s Docks and Snowplowing and was also a proud volunteer for the Fifty Lakes Fire Department and City Council. During their 47 years of marriage they raised two children and three wonderful grandchildren.

Dwayne is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Matthew (Christina) Larson; daughter, Lisa (Ben) Wannebo; grandsons Connor Larson and Miles and Bode Wannebo; sisters, Marsha (Glen) Hovey, Melanie (Brad) Benson, Valerie (Randy) Anderson, and Vandala Dalfino. He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon; mother, Lorraine; brother, Tim; nephew, Jimmy Hovey; and his canine companion, Indy.

A Memorial Service for Dwayne was held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake.

Georgia May Soldner
November 1, 1929 – January 26, 2019

Georgia M. Soldner went to be with her Lord on January 26, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to George and Anna Simon on November 1, 1929 in St Paul, MN. She resided there until her marriage to Marvin O. Soldner in 1949. They lived in Brainerd, Emily and Remer after their marriage.

She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Butch) Dallaire, Marvin G. (Janet) Soldner, Carl (Patty) Soldner, Daniel (Michele) Soldner and David (Patty) Soldner; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Carol Heinel and Clara (James) Gruenhagen and her brother-in-law, George (Bette) Soldner. She also is survived by her family in Christ in Brainerd who have been so very kind to her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and her brothersin- law, Howard and Henry and her sister-in-law, Gloria Harrison and their spouses.

She was a member of Lakewood Church, the Via de Christo Community, Bible Study Fellowship and volunteered a great deal within these groups. She was also passionate about her years of volunteering with local hospice agencies. She lived her life in faith, believing that all she met were future friends, supporting her family every possible way and showed them all what kindness, compassion and unconditional love looked like “with skin on”. She was so loved and will be missed deeply.

Services were held Friday, February 1, 2019 at Lakewood Church in Baxter. Pastor Brian Erickson and Pastor David Soldner officiated. Interment will be at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily, MN.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bethany Good Samaritan for their excellent care of Georgia these past few  years and would ask that memorials be given to them for their flower garden projects.

Cheryl Lynn Hanson
December 9, 1950 - January 17, 2019

Cheryl Lynn (Dunemann) Hanson, beloved Wife, Mom, Grandmother, Daughter and Sister passed away January 17th, 2019. She was born on December 9th, 1950 to Wayne (Red) and Theora (LaVoie) Dunemann. She grew up in Brainerd, Mankato and New Ulm; where she made amazing life-long friends.

Cheryl married the love of her life, Larry Hanson in 1970. They were married for 48 wonderful years. They had two children together, Jason and Taya. Cheryl had worked for the Brainerd School District for over 30 years, when she retired in 2012. She enjoyed decorating her home with her husband, Larry. Once the home was renovated multiple times; they moved their work outdoors. She was always trendy, simple, yet classy. She enjoyed traveling during her retirement years and also spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her Husband and best friend, Larry Hanson of Brainerd; Son, Jason (Sara) Hanson of Sauk Rapids; Daughter, Taya (Wally) Peterson of Ham Lake, MN; Mom, Theora Dunemann; Brothers, Charlie and Keith. She adored her two Grandchildren, Liv Peterson and Mitchell Hanson.

She is proceeded in death by her Father, Wayne Dunemann.

A funeral service was held Friday, January 25th at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, Crosslake, MN. A burial  service will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date.

She was beautiful, she was valued, and she was loved dearly and always will be.

Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd.

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