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Obituaries


Gregory Charles Dalton Sr.
May 3, 1952 - December 9, 2014

Gregory Charles Dalton Sr. age 62 of Emily died on December 9, 2014 at his home.

He was born on May 3, 1952 in St. Paul to John Charles and Mary Ann Dalton.

Greg married Barbara Tessmer on December 5, 1970 in St. Paul. He was the owner of Greg’s Body and Paint in Emily and has been a member Minnesota Street Rod Association since 1979.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; 1 son, Gregory Dalton Jr. of Brainerd; his mother Mary Ann Dalton of Stillwater; 1 brother, Michael Dalton of Coon Rapids; and 3 sisters, Deb (Dan) Bohn of Lakeville, Sue (Mark) Longworth of West St. Paul and Gina (Dave) Nelson of Stillwater.

He is preceded in death by his father.

A memorial Gathering and prayer service was held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Virginia (Moberg) Hall
June 20, 1931 - December 5, 2014

Virginia (Moberg) Hall, 83, of Pequot Lakes, MN, passed away at her home on December 5, 2014. She graduated from Pequot Lakes High School and then served in the military as a Navy LPN nurse until she married and had two children. She then followed her Navy husband around the world working as a civil servant for the U.S. government. SHE WAS MUCH LOVED!!!

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian (Erickson) and Ernie Moberg; husband, George Hall; daughter, Cynthia Mose; and her brother, Gordon Moberg.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Moberg; daughter, Cheri Darden; and her grandchildren, Tiffany Darden and Brent Mose.

Funeral services were held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Pequot Lakes on Saturday, December 13. Burial at Our Savior’s Cemetery.

Irene Deering
February 3, 1920 – November 28, 2014

Irene Deering, age 94, passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughter, Chris, on Friday, November 28, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society, Pine River, where she had spent the last 14 years of her life. She was born to Tom and Ella Hulse on February 3, 1920, in Inver Grove, MN.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Ken Deering; her parents; and brothers, Roy and Sid.

She is survived by her sons: Marc Deering (Arlene) of Tonto Basin, AZ, Scott Deering (Diana) of Scottsdale, AZ; daughters: Nancy Brown of Phoenix, AZ, Chris Headlee (Dale) of Pequot Lakes, MN; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Marilyn Dickey
March 17, 1926 - November 30, 2014

Marilyn Dickey, age 88, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Essentia St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd. No services are planned at this time.

Lewis D. Munson, Jr.
September 14, 1925 – December 4, 2014

Lewis D. Munson, Jr., age 89, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014, at the Brainerd Medical Center. He was born to Lewis Sr. and Sarah (Russell) Munson on September 14, 1925 in Hackensack, MN. Lewis was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and was a dairy farmer most all his life. Lewis is survived by his wife, Phyllis; sons: Jim (Sandy) Munson of Cottonwood, MN, Tom (Jeri) Munson of Apex, NC and Dan (Beckie) Munson of Ashland, OH; sister, Sarah Schnieder of Washington; brother, Emmett Munson of Pine River; 14 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nellie Zacharda; two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Munson.

Services were held December 8, 2014, at Pleasant Hill Community Church,  Pequot Lakes. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Community Church Cemetery, Pequot Lakes. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Pleasant Hill Community Church, Pleasant Hill Community Church Cemetery or Camp Jim. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Dolores Rebecca Chelmo Anderson
March 28, 1930 – November 21, 2014

Dolores Rebecca Chelmo Anderson, age 84, of Crosby, MN, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at her home. She was born to Joseph and Harriet Chelmo on March 28, 1930, in Minneapolis, MN.

Dolores will be deeply missed by her husband, Daryl Anderson of Crosby; daughter, Paula Hanninen of Maple Grove, MN; son, Robert Hageman (Ruthie) of Motley, MN; son, Richard Hageman (Judy) of Emily, MN; daughter, Carol Mejia (Joseph) of North Port, FL; stepdaughter, Christine Kallem (Bud) of Forest Lake, MN; stepson, Kenneth Anderson (Patti) of Stillwater, MN; brothers: James Chelmo (Juanita), Jerome Chelmo, Paul Chelmo (Lorena), all of Detroit Lakes, MN; granddaughters: Brook Fischer (Eric) of Brooklyn Park, MN, Nicole Anderson of Duluth, MN, Heather Rabanus (Ian) of Lakeville, MN; grandsons: Tony Mejia and Toby Mejia of North Port, FL, Christian Hanninen (Kirsten) of Shakopee, MN, Jared Hageman and Jeremy Hageman of Ramsey, MN, Adam Hageman of Baxter, MN, Clayton Hageman (Jordan) of Motley, MN, Justin Turpin of Forest Lake, MN, Matthew Anderson of Stillwater; and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill Chelmo; brother and sister-in-law, Sidney and Pearl Chelmo; sister, Joann Pyle; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jerome Dudley; and sister-in-law, Renée Chelmo.

Services were held November 26, 2014 at Emily Wesleyan Church, Emily.

Michelle Lynn “Shelly” Cleary Eastman
April 13, 1963 - November 21, 2014

Michelle Lynn “Shelly” Cleary Eastman (nee Ables) age 51 of Deerwood, MN died on November 21, 2014 as the result of an automobile accident. She was born on April 13, 1963 in Minneapolis, MN. Shelly had a compassionate soul that touched the hearts of those who knew her.

Shelly is preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Mary Steward; paternal grandparents, Lennie and Margaret Ables; and her father, John “Jack” Ables.

She is survived by her son, Justin (Bethany) Cleary of Braham, MN; daughter, Jenna Rae Eastman of Winona, MN; parents, Janet and Gordy Nagel of Emily, MN; sister, Jackie Ables of Emily, MN; aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and her beloved cat, Bella “Bell-Bell” Rae.

A Time of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at the Cascade United Methodist Church in Deerwood, MN. All are invited to later attend the 5:00 pm Recovery Service, also at Cascade. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby, MN. 218-546-5531.

Shirley Flategraff
February 15, 1935 – November 22, 2014

Shirley Flategraff, age 79, of Pine River, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014. She was born in Pine River on February 15, 1935.

Shirley is survived by her children: Dennis Peterson, Jay Peterson (Debbie), Nanette Thumb (Ed), Belinda Walton (Bill); stepchildren: Randy Flategraff, Jill Carlson, Sue Davis; niece, Wanda Schrupp; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Myrtle Torkelson; husband, Alfred Flategraff; brother, Jerry Torkelson; sons, Jeffrey Peterson and Bret Peterson.

No services will be held.

Loretta Gardner
July 19, 1935 – November 22, 2014

Loretta Gardner, 79, passed away November 22, 2014 at her home in Hawley, MN. Funeral services were held November 29, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, MN, with Pastor Steve Sveom officiating. Interment at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples, MN.

Loretta (Kline) Gardner was born July 19, 1935 to Howard and Grace (Schmelzer) Kline in Pine River, MN. She was a 1953 graduate of Pine River High School. Loretta married Frank Gardner on July 30, 1955 in Pine River. They lived in Fargo, ND and Morris, MN, settling in Staples, MN where they owned and operated the Staples  Rexall Drug Store for over 30 years. After Frank’s passing in 2009, Loretta moved to Hawley where she spent her remaining years. Loretta was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. She held a private pilot’s license for many years, and enjoyed family activities including fishing, camping, gardening, jigsaw puzzles, and playing cards, especially cribbage. Above all else, Loretta was fiercely devoted to her family, and for them, she gave all.

Loretta is survived by her son, Steve (Kelly) Gardner of Willmar; daughter, Sharon (Rodney) Haug of Hawley; grandson’s, Daniel Haug of Hawley, Christopher Haug of Fargo, and Evan Haug of Moorhead; granddaughter Misty (Tony) Nelson of Willmar; and two great-grandsons, Isaac and Kael Nelson; her brother, Alvin Kline of Pine River; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; her son, Scott; brothers, Robert, Kenneth, and Orville Kline; one brother and one sister who died in infancy. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples, MN.

Joan E. Sanford
November 13, 1954 – November 21, 2014

Joan E. Sanford, 60, of Merrifield, MN died Friday, November 21, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. Memorial services were held November 26, 2014 at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes, with Rev. Loren Ferch officiating.

Joan was born on November 13, 1954 in Princeton, MN, the daughter of Henry (Pop) and Elenora (Bergmann) Warner. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1972. She went to nursing school at Methodist Hospital and graduated as a RN in 1975. Joan started her nursing career at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Joan then transferred to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, where she worked for 35 years. Joan was united in marriage to William “Bill” Sanford on June 16, 1979 in Princeton, MN, where they made their home. She retired in 2010 and joined her husband at their lake home on Lake Edward. Joan loved to cook, do crossword puzzles, play cards, bingo, fish for sunfish from the pontoon and snowmobile. Joan and Bill had no children, but had many wonderful friends.

Joan is survived by her husband, Bill; brothers, Dennis (Cheryl) Rosen of Grant, MI, Don (Linda) Warner of Eden Prairie, MN; sister in law, Susan Ham and Dave Dobisch of Andover, MN; nieces, Melissa (Brian) Wilbur, Rachel (David) Kuntzch, Amanda Rosen and Carrie (Brad) Smith; nephews, Eric Rosen, Kevin (Jennifer Gehrig) Ham. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gary and niece, Angela Warner.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes, MN.

Lucille Florence Thomson
August 14, 1920 - June 5, 2013

The family and friends of Lucille “Lucy” Thomson are invited to gather for the burial of her ashes at 1 PM on Saturday, December 6, in the Faith Lutheran Church hall, Swanburg, MN. Those that wish to do so will proceed to the Swanburg Cemetery for interment and then return to the Church hall for refreshments.

Lucille Florence Thomson died June 5, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society Home in Pine River at the age of 92.  Cremation and burial services were provided by Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, MN.

Christopher R. Cose
November 8, 1960 - November 15, 2014

Christopher R. Cose, 54 of Crosslake passed away November 15, 2014. He passed peacefully with family at his side at St Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd, MN, due to sudden, unexpected complications due to cancer. Chris was born and raised in Waterloo, IA.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Cose, parents, Richard and Charlotte Cose of Waterloo, son, Dustin Cose of Waterloo, stepdaughter Amanda (Jason) Bryan of Breezy Point, MN, and his 3 grandchildren Gabriella, Caden and  Liam Brian, also of Breezy Point, MN.

Chris enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood carving, his grandchildren, and his family and friends. Additional surviving family include his 3 sisters, Dee (Donnie) Lowe of Illinois, Linnea Cose of Colorado, Vanessa (Jim) Shafer of Michigan, and one brother, James Cose of Hawaii.

Burial was held in Waterloo, IA on Friday, November 21, 2014. Ashes will also be placed in a special place in Crosslake at a later date by his wife. Memorials can be sent, and would be very much appreciated to his wife Bonnie Cose, 14645 Ridgeway Rd, Crosslake, MN, 56442. All donations will be used for family to buy a memorial stone for Chris's burial plot in Waterloo. God Bless.

Margaret “Muggie” Hines
February 8, 1933 – November 19, 2014

Margaret “Muggie” Hines, 81, of Pillager, died at her home Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with Chaplain Daryl Jacobson officiating. Family and friends are invited to gather Tuesday evening at the funeral chapel from 5-7 PM and Wednesday morning one-hour prior to services. Interment will follow a luncheon at the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Room on Wednesday at Wildwood Cemetery in Pillager.

Margaret May was born February 8, 1933, in Swanville, MN, the daughter of Edward and Dorothea (Lubbert)   Berg. She married Ervin Hines in 1951. The couple raised their family in Pillager, where Muggie lived most of her  life. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening, flowersand birds. She also liked to paint ceramics, quilt,  and work on puzzles.

Muggie will be missed by her children, Darlene (Norb) Cronin, of Nisswa, Bonnie Abear, of Pillager, Lorna (Greg) Manska, of Pillager, Darrel Hines, of Pine River, Roy (Leanne) Hines, of Brainerd, and Diane Kelley, of Pillager; siblings, Edward Berg, Gordon Berg, Viola Berg, Gertrude Warmith, Beatta “Tootsie” St. George, Larry  Berg, Joseph Berg, Donnie Berg, Ernie Berg, Steve Berg, and Gaylen Berg; grandchildren, Dennis Cronin, Steve  (Dorothy) Cronin, Rick Abear, Matthew Siegel, Brandon Hines, Amanda Hines, Jessi (Steve) Mudgett, and Dustin (Anna) Hines; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin; parents; sons, Ronald and Dean; brothers, David and Lyle; and sister, Victoria.

Douglas Olson
January 3, 1931 – November 19, 2014

Douglas Olson, 83, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Wednesday, November 19, 2014, in Brainerd. He was born to Albert and Elvira Olson on January 3, 1931, in Mondovi, Wisconsin.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Judy; children: Michelle Schaffran (Crosby), Roxanne Koppi (Mike), Kim Mexner (Mike), Sherrie Bruchman, Candi MacVicar, Todd Underdahl (Lori), Barry Underdahl (Pam), Beth Bailey (Rick); sister, Betty Mattheisen; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mary E. Niles
October 5, 1935 – November 13, 2014

Mary E. Niles, 79, of Baxter, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota after a long complication from surgery. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Merrifield Community Church of the Nazarene.

Mary was born on October 5, 1935 in Donaldson, GA. She moved to Bainbridge, GA. where she attend and graduated High School in 1953. Mary, married the love of her life, James A. Niles on January 2nd, 1954 and moved to Blaine, MN where she worked for Dunn & Bradstreet. Later moving to Merrifield, MN and worked for Clow Stamping. Merrifield was her home for 50 years. The last two years she resided in Baxter, MN and made lots of friends.

Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, step great-grandmother, sister and friend. She loved spending time with family, friends, Bible Study and living on the lake.

Mary is survived by her daughter Christie (Alan) Peterson of West Fargo, ND, son Wallace Niles of Wasilla, Alaska, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren, and two sister-in-laws. Mary is preceded in death by her spouse, James A. Niles, parents Bernard and Emma Cumbie, brother, sister and a great-grandson.

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