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Mayme V. Bartella
July 5, 1924 - November 17, 2015

Mayme V. Bartella, 91, resident of Pequot Lakes, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society - Bethany. Funeral Services were held on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes with Pastor Dianne Ciesluk officiating. Burial will be in Pequot Lakes Community Cemetery.

Douglas Fenn
October 1, 1942 - November 16, 2015

Douglas Fenn, age 73, of Pine River, passed away Monday, November 16, 2015, at Essentia St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd. He was born to Ralph and Marjorie Fenn on October 1, 1942, in Hamburg, NY. Doug owned and operated the Pinewood Café in Pine River for 35 years. He was an avid Vikings fan who never missed a game and he loved his family very much.

Doug is survived by his wife, Karen; children: Matthew (Kris), Jenifer Gravdahl (Mike), Sarah Stiller (Daniel); brother, Larry (Dana); sister, Pamela Ward (Tony); grandchildren: Nicholas, Evan, Sydney, Morgan, Hannah, Erica and Mindy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bob and Bruce. Services were on Friday, November 20, at Grace United Methodist Church, Pequot Lakes. Arrangements with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Allen Fenstermaker
November 20, 1944 - November 14, 2015

Allen Fenstermaker, age 70, of Pequot Lakes, passed peacefully from this world into the loving arms of his Savior on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at his home. He was born to Nathan and Eleanor Fenstermaker on Nov. 20, 1944, in Phillips, WI. Allen served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1963 to 1967. He loved working, hunting, fishing and camping.

Allen is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie; sons: Aaron (Tessa), Daniel (Nancy); brother, Lester; sister, Geraldine Brown; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary; and sister, Sharon.

Services were held on Friday, Nov. 20, at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Jenkins Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Margaret Louise Quinlan
October 20, 1935 - November 14, 2015

Margaret Quinlan age 80 of Deerwood died on November 14, 2015 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby after a long battle with COPD. Marge was born on October 20, 1935 in Minneapolis to Harry and Elsie (Solberg) Krieg. She married Patrick Quinlan on August 11, 1956 in Minneapolis. Marge was employed by the Minneapolis Public Schools, as a tutor for small groups of children for enrichment and remediation classes. After retirement in 1994 Marge and her husband moved to their cabin in Deerwood which they enlarged to make it into a year round home. She served as secretary of the Turtle Lake Improvement Association for six years and as an Election Judge for Bay Lake Township for 12 years. Her hobbies over the years were sewing, knitting, and writing poetry for family and friends.

Marge is preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Damm.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Patrick; daughters, Lisa (Steve) Seifert and Paulette (Michael) Berndt; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren; and one sister, Pauline (Walter) Appelbaum.

Funeral services were on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Garrison.

Duane A. Amiot
November 18, 2015

Duane A. Amiot, age 71, of Crosslake, passed away Nov. 18. He was an avid fisherman, golfer, hardworking man and all around great guy who will be missed by many. After retirement from Eden Prairie Schools, Dewey enjoyed many hours maintaining the greens at Crosswoods Golf Course. Memorial Service 11:00 AM, Saturday, Nov 28 at: The Good Shepherd Community Chapel 1115 4th Ave N, Sauk Rapids. Gathering immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. Memorials are preferred to St. Croix Hospice of Sartell, MN

William “Bill” A. Horning
May 24, 1939 - November 4, 2015

William “Bill” A. Horning, of Roswell, previously of Crosslake and Fifty Lakes, MN, passed into the arms of Jesus on November 4, 2015 after a courageous battle with numerous debilitating health issues. He was born on May 24, 1939, in St. Paul, MN, to Alfred Horning and Eleanor Schleh. He graduated from Central HS, enlisted in the US Navy and served aboard the USS Roosevelt then went on to attend the U of M.

Those left to carry on his heritage are his wife, Jeanne; son, Stephen (Renee) Horning; daughters: Susan (Johnathan) Arntz and Jane (Wayne) Kemper; stepdaughters: Jennifer (Gerry) Klocke, Stacey (Dave) Sexton and Rebecca Peterson; stepsons: CDR. Brian (Liza) Peterson, Brett (Jennifer) Peterson, Brandon (Michelle) Peterson and Cole (Tanya) Peterson; sister Maxine (Phillip) Sampson, brother-in-law William LaBarre, sister-in-law Beverly (John) Egan along with 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Preceding William in death were his parents, one aunt and uncle.

William worked as a sales representative for National Manufacturing for twenty-two years and later worked  part-time for Ace Hardware in Crosslake, MN before moving to Roswell NM. William’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, boating, hockey, ATV’s, various outdoor activities, 4x4 trucks, country music, watching the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Wild Hockey. He also enjoyed all activates his children and grandchildren were involved in. He was very community minded and patriotic as well as being involved with his church.

He was very proud of all of his children & grandchildren. He was a strong, tough but fair man that will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held in Minnesota at a later date.

Jeanne Lee Rogers
December 5, 1951 - November 9, 2015

Jeanne Lee Rogers, 63, of Crosslake, MN died on Monday, November 9, 2015 at University of Minnesota-Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Jeanne was born on December 5, 1951 in Forest Lake, MN to James and Donna (Dammann) Boyd. Jeanne was raised in LeSueur, MN and graduated High School from there in 1969. She attended University of Minnesota-Duluth and received her teaching degree. Jeanne married Martin (Marty) D. Rogers in LeSueur, MN on August 3, 1974. Marty worked for Motorola in Human Resources. They lived in many places including Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, Arizona, Illinois, and Singapore. While in Minnesota, Jeanne taught at Anoka High School. Jeanne was a Director in Mary Kay Cosmetics. Following Marty’s death, Jeanne moved to Crosslake, MN from Barrington, IL. She loved traveling, knitting, horses, golf, tennis, boating, fishing, the outdoors, cross country skiing, waterskiing, and fine wine.

Jeanne is survived by her children, Matthew (Michelle Seeley) Rogers of Arcata, CA, and Meghan (Jared) Smith of Brainerd, MN; grandchildren, Emily, Jacob, and Madelyn; father, James Boyd of Crosslake, MN; brother, James (Patti) Boyd of Inver Grove Heights, MN; several nieces and nephews; and her special friend, Avery Grimes. She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Boyd; and her husband, Marty Rogers.

Services for Jeanne were held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake, MN.

Memorials are preferred to Richard M. Schulz Family American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake, MN.

Elwood "Don" Faul
February 11, 1940 - October 26, 2015

Elwood “Don” Faul age 75 of Emily died on October 26, 2015 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. He was born on February 11, 1940 to Daniel and Elsie (Rittmiller) Faul. Don graduated from Fessenden, ND High School. During this time he enjoyed track, football and basketball. Upon moving to Minneapolis he was employed by Tempco Manufacturing. Don married Patricia Shady and moved to Outing. They purchased and ran Faul’s Sports Center in Outing for 25 years. After selling the business, Don enjoyed driving a truck for Tek Car Corporation.

Don is survived by his wife, Pat; son, Dan (Kristi) Faul of Becker; daughter, Darcy (Jeff) Fjosne of Perham; 4 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Nancy Schneider of Goodrich, ND, Grace Schaar of Enden Prairie and Marcella (Lane) Wacek of Olivia.

A memorial gathering will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 4 to 6 pm.

Samarah LaVerne Smith
February 14, 1980 - October 30, 2015

Samarah LaVerne Smith, mother, daughter, sister and friend, slipped peacefully into the arms of the angels on October 30, 2015, at her home in Elk River, MN, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 14, 1980, in Brainerd, MN. In her brief life, Sam touched many. She began babysitting at a young age, and adored the children she took care of. Sam attended and graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 1998. In high school, Sam played softball, volleyball, and was a dynamic cheerleader. Sam studied at Bemidji State University, where she was a third generation student. She was a hard worker. She worked at many businesses, who were benefited by her dedication; Sibley Station, King Coil Mattress (Brainerd), Verizon Wireless (where she was top salesperson in her district for 3 consecutive months), Keg and Cork (Bemidji), and Anoka Chamber of Commerce to name a few. She was currently employed at Iceberg Web Design. She set goals and achieved them. Her mom, Jeanette, always kidded with her that she could “Sell a thirsty man in the desert a cup of sand”, and she really could.

Rob, her loving partner, doted on her from the day they became a couple. Rob and Sam became a part of each other’s lives July of 2006. They have two beautiful boys, Cohen, 8, and Sylas, 4. Sam had a natural gift for teaching her boys ….and they loved to learn, even from an early age! Not only did she teach them “book smarts”,  but life lessons; every experience was a learning one. She was an avid sports fan, sharing her love of sports with her boys by watching, going to, and discussing their favorite sports teams. They had family time out in the yard learning to play baseball, kickball, soccer, etc. Sam was a superb cook, dedicated to healthy eating and using organic and non GMO foods, as well as educating others about its importance. She lived a short life, but it was a full one. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Sam is survived by her loving partner, Rob Gerner, and their two beautiful boys, Cohen & Sylas Gerner of Elk River, MN; her mom, Jeanette (Russell) Moyer of Elk River; brother, Shane Story of Roosevelt, MN; sisters, Shelia Turner (Red Erickson) of Warroad, MN, Randi (Mike) Miller of Lewiston, ID; Rob’s parents: mother, Kathy Goldstrand of Fridley, MN and father, Bob (Charlene) Gerner of Grey Eagle, MN; Rob’s siblings, Christine (Dustin) Canavan and Jessica Angert of O’Fallon, MO; Robs’s grandmother, Margaret Gerner of O’Fallon MO; nieces: Remi, Shayle, Kylie, Bradley. Sam is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Delbert (LaVerne) Fish and Marvin (LaVerne) Smith; Rob’s grandparents, Robert (Mary) Goldstrand and Edmond Gerner.

Memorial service was held on Saturday, November 7, at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Burial will be at a later date in Stanchfield, MN. In great appreciation and in lieu of flowers, your memorials will go towards funeral expenses.

Girard Brezinka
September 8, 1964 - October 26, 2015

Girard “G-Man” Brezinka passed away peacefully at home on October 26, 2015. He was 51 years old. Girard was born September 8, 1964, to Louis and Helen Brezinka in Anoka, MN. He was the 8th of 9 children. He graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1983, and remained friends with many of his classmates. He was both handy and handsome even while wearing one of the many stained t-shirts that he cut the sleeves off of. An avid Packers fan, he was fond of making bets with his Vikings friends and often won. He enjoyed all the seasons outdoors, whether he was fishing, boating, camping, hunting with family, or riding his Yamaha snowmobile that he loved so dearly.

He leaves behind his wife and best friend, Mary; his daughter, Kaylee Tropp (Jeff); his mother, Helen Brezinka; his brothers and sisters; along with many close family members, neighbors and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Louie; and younger brother, Paul.

Memorial Mass was held on Friday, October 30, at St. Timothy’s Church in Blaine, MN. Burial was in Epiphany Cemetery, Coon Rapids. Arrangements with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes, MN. Rest in Peace, Girard, you will be truly missed.

Gordon W. Haglund
June 3, 1926 - October 26, 2015

Gordon W. Haglund, 89, of Crosslake, MN and Sarasota, FL died at his home in Crosslake on Monday, October 26, 2015.

Gordon was born on June 3, 1926 in Opstead, MN to Nils “Oscar” and Annie (Larson) Haglund. He graduated from Isle High School at the age of 16. When he was 17, Gordon enlisted in the United States Navy. Upon returning, Gordon graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Business Management. He worked for the Federal Reserve Bank, where he met Marilyn Knowlen. They were united into marriage in Minneapolis, MN on June 3, 1952. Gordon worked for the Shell Oil Company before becoming co-owner of Consolidated Oil Company first in Willmar, MN and then expanding that business into the St. Cloud Area. He was also the coowner for more than 20 years of Merit Enterprises in Isle, MN before retiring. He was honored to be the City Commissioner of Longboat Key, FL. Gordon loved to play tennis and golf. He also liked hunting, playing gin rummy, and backgammon. He will always be remembered for being a very generous, loving, and humble person with the greatest sense of humor. Gordon’s greatest accomplishment and love was for his family.

Gordon is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Rob (Leslie) Haglund of Crosslake, MN; daughters, Karen (Kevin) Kropp of Paonia, CO, and Julie (Randy) Yates of Duluth, MN; grandchildren, Lindsay, Matthew, Jason, Harrison, Nick, Eric, Joel, Sarah, Meghan, John, Ruth, and Leah; and brothers, Richard and Jim Haglund. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ric; and brothers, Robert and Kenneth. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake, MN.

Services for Gordon were held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at “The Log Church” - Crosslake Evangelical Free Church in Crosslake, MN.

Alfred Francis Mahowald
March 6, 1932 - October 25, 2015

Alfred Francis Mahowald, 83, of Crosslake, died of Parkinson’s disease on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin, MN. Alfred was born March 6, 1932, in Northfield, the son of John and Louise (Graff) Mahowald.

He attended St. Dominic’s and graduated in 1950 from Northfield High School. He planned to study electrical engineering but when his brothers were called to serve in the Korean War he stayed to help on the family farm. Al was not able to serve in the Armed Forces because of a boyhood eye injury.

Al met Joan Fischer on a blind date while she was attending the University of Minnesota. They married on  December 28, 1957 at St. Helena Church in Minneapolis where they attend and Al later served as a trustee. When Vatican II came Al served as the parish’s first lector. He and Joan served as co-fundraisers for the parish. He started the first parish festival and was also a Knight of Columbus.

Al worked for many years as City Desk Salesman at Keeler Steel of St. Paul. Later in his career he and his colleagues started Metric Metals.

Upon the tragic death of their daughter, Michelle (Misha), he and Joan retired to Crosslake where they lived near Joan’s twin sister and husband.

Up North, Al enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and working outdoors. He was a kind, considerate man on whom you could always depend.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughter, Sheila; sister, Mildred Blesener; and grandchildren, Sam and Emily Hayford. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle “Misha” Mahowald; his parents; and his siblings, Elmer, Bill, Dick, Margaret, and an infant brother.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM, Thursday, November 5, 2015 at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Crosslake. Family and friends are welcome to gather one hour prior to services. Interment will take  place at a later date at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights.

Donations in Al’s memory suggested to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Immaculate Heart Church, Crosslake, or St. Helena Church, Minneapolis.

Arrangement with Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services.

Shonna Joan Holker
February 4, 1935 - October 24, 2015

Shonna Joan Holker, age 80, of Crosslake, MN, and Green Valley, AZ, passed away at her home with her family at her side on Saturday, October 24, 2015. She was born on February 4, 1935, in Minneapolis to Marlin and Angela (Merz) Frigaard. Shonna was a Robbinsdale High School graduate, Class of 1953. She married David G. Holker on February 4, 1978, in Las Vegas, NV. Shonna retired from JCPenney in 1987.

Shonna loved life adventures, traveling with her husband and spending time at the lake with her grandchildren. She also loved her retirement years in Green Valley, AZ, with her friends.

Shonna is survived by her husband, David G. Holker; daughter, Kim Anderson (David) of Robbinsdale, MN; son, Michael Clasen (Jennifer) of Pequot Lakes; brother, Thomas Frigaard of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marlin and Angela Frigaard; first husband, Donald G. Clasen; daughter, Elizabeth Clasen; brother, James Frigaard; and sister, Nancy Lorberbaun.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 AM on Thursday, October 29, at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, Crosslake. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor’s charity of choice.

Arrangements with Kline Funeral Home.

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