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Joan E. Bernhjelm
October 18, 1926 - January 8, 2017

Joan E. (nee Tucker) Bernhjelm, age 90, of Yorkville, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Season’s Hospice and Palliative Care in Naperville, IL surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 18, 1926 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Neary) Tucker.

She was united in marriage on August 23, 1947 in Chicago, IL to William A. Bernhjelm and they spent the next 58 happy years of their lives together until his passing on June 29, 2006. Joan was very active in many community organizations, including the Kendall County Home Extension, where she held various positions including past president.

She was employed for many years by F.W. Woolworth in Chicago, IL. Joan was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, William (Patsy) Bernhjelm of MN, Elizabeth Ivins of Sugar Grove, IL, Bruce (Carla) Bernhjelm of WI, Bryan Bernhjelm of Sugar Grove, IL, Mary (Chuck) Grumieaux of Sandwich, IL, and Frances Bernhjelm of Aurora, IL; her grandchildren, William (Katie) Bernhjelm, Beth (Justin) Bennett, Neil Kull, Lisa Bernhjelm, Laura (Gary) Brown, Brett (Stephanie) Bernhjelm, and Angela Grumieaux; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Hunter, Matthew, Andrew, Benjamin, Brandon, Ella, Ava, Serena, and Jethro, with two more soon to be; her brother, Paul (Jean) Tucker of Chicago; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary Tucker; her husband, William Bernhjelm; her son in infancy, Brad Bernhjelm; two brothers, Joseph and Daniel Tucker; and her sister-in-law, Lenetta McCrudden.

Joan’s family would like to offer a special thanks to the staff at Season’s Hospice and to her other caregivers.

A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St., Yorkville, IL with Father Matthew Lamouruex, M.I.C. officiating. Interment followed in the Elmwood Cemetery in Yorkville, IL.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory.

Carolann Hesch
November 2, 1939 - November 28, 2016

Carolann Hesch age 77 of Crosby went home to be with her Lord on November 28, 2016 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby.

She was born on November 2, 1939 in St. Cloud to Mathias and Eileen (Muyres) Hesch. Carolann graduated from Peqout Lakes High School. She became certified as a Psychiatric Technician and worked for several years at Brainerd State Hospital. She was compassionate for children from broken homes and became a foster parent for many disadvantaged children. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby and found joy participating in the choir. She was also a member of the National Society of Catholic Foresters, St. Mary’s Court 854 , the Myrin-James American Legion Auxiliary, and the Cuyuna Range Women’s Club. She enjoyed  volunteering at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center.

Carolann is survived by two daughters, Laurie (Steve) Peterson of Manhattan Beach and Melody Harris of Maple Plain; her mother, Eileen Paulson of Sauk Rapids; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Preceding Carolann in death are her father and one sister, Beverly LaCoursiere.

She was the family's prayer warrior and daily brought her family before the throne in prayer. She had beautiful and bountiful gardens, was an amazing cook, and loved spending time with her family. Her passing has left a huge void in our lives and she will be greatly missed.

A private family service is being planned at a later date. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Shirley Renee Cameron
May 16, 1934 - January 7, 2017

Shirley Renee (Hendricks) (Lamusga) Cameron, age 82, of Pine River, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Lynwood - Golden Living Center, Fridley. She was born to Mary and Pete Hendricks on May 16, 1934, in Leslie Township, MN. Shirley is survived by her siblings; children: Tony Lamusga, Sharon Alpers, Barbara Wood (Steve); stepchildren: Sharon Hueffmeier (Al), Sandra Green (Warren), Barry Cameron, Steven Cameron, Debra Olson  (Mike); 21 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Pete Hendricks; brothers, Glayde and Harold Hendricks; and her husbands, Raymond Lamusga and George Cameron.

Services were held on Wednesday, January 11, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River. Burial in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine River. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

Tom Salfisberg
April 5, 1960 - January 5, 2017

Tom Salfisberg, age 56, of Merrifield passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

Thomas Allen Salfisberg was born April 5, 1960 in Brainerd, to Al and Jane (Oliphant) Salfisberg. He grew up in Leadville, Colorado, and started logging with his father in the mountains at a young age. He moved back to Minnesota in 1982. He was united in marriage to Lisa Russell on May 3, 2003, in Merrifield. Tom worked for Sawyer Timber for many years, and also worked as a mason for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club. He was a fan of Tony Stewart and the Denver Broncos.

Tom will be remembered and missed by his wife, Lisa; his mother, Jane Salfisberg; his parents-in-law, Temp, Sr. and Bertha Russell; two stepsons, Justin and Luke; four brothers, Bradley (Tami), John (Cathy), Sam (Molly), and Robert (Betty) Salfisberg; three sisters, Kim (Chris) Nylund, Kathy (David) Wead, and Kari Barnes; a brother-in-law, Temp Jr. (Kari) Russell; and two sisters-in-law, Tracy (Tim) Spaid and Sandra Skilling; many nieces and nephews; and his furbabies, Bean and Bear.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law, James Skilling.

Memorial services for Tom were held at Ossippee Community Church on Friday, January 13, 2017. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.

Roscoe Anton Anderson
July 12, 1926 - January 2, 2017

Roscoe Anton Anderson age 90 of Outing died on January 2, 2017 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born on July 12, 1926 in Minneapolis to Anton and Esther (Peterson) Anderson. Roscoe was a WWII Navy veteran serving on the USS Saratoga. He married Jeanne O’Brien on May 24, 1962 in Osseo. He was a retired Warehouseman at United Hardware with 40 years of service.

Roscoe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jeanne; two sons, Michael (Cathryn) Anderson of Milaca, Rocky Anderson of Eden Prairie; three daughters, Julie (Greg) Jacobs of Andover, Colette (Mark) Wosmek of Ramsey, and Antoinette (Matt) Grife of Cheyenne, WY; and seven grandchildren.

Preceding Roscoe in death are his parents, and one brother, Sterling Anderson.

Funeral services was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Outing. Burial at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily with full military honors given by the Myrin-James American Legion Post #443 of Ironton. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Beverly M. Farr
August 5, 1939 - December 30, 2016

Beverly M. Farr, age 77, of Pine River, MN, died peacefully on December 30, 2016, in Brainerd, MN. Bev was born in Pine River to Les and Irene DeBolt on August 5, 1939. She went to High School in Backus, MN, and graduated in 1957. On June 29, 1957, she married the love of her life, Dale Farr. They lived in North Branch for 30 years before returning to Pine River. In addition to raising their 3 sons, she helped take care of the family hobby farm. Bev enjoyed being with her family riding horse, camping, and playing cards. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Backus, MN.

Bev is survived by her husband, Dale; and her children: Rick (Lynn)Farr of Cold Spring, Ron (Kathy) Farr of  Brook Park, and Wayne (Rhonda) Farr of Rush City; grandchildren: Ryan (Kristina) Farr, Derek (Jillian) Farr, Jennifer (Nathan) Stolt, and Deon (Brittany) Farr; great grandchildren: Rozlyn Farr, Calvin Farr, Ryley Stolt, and Jamison Stolt; sister, Marlys Wiggins; and brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Sis DeBolt.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Les and Irene DeBolt; sister, Beatrice; and brother and sister-in-law, Erwin and Irene “Punky” DeBolt.

Funeral services for Bev were held at the First Lutheran Church in Pine River on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Honorary Urn Bearers were her grandsons, Ryan Farr, Derek Farr, Deon Farr and Nathan Stolt. Interment will take place in the spring at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Backus, MN.

Jeannette Silbaugh
March 29, 1921 - December 28, 2016

Jeannette Silbaugh, age 95, of Pine River, passed away on Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016.

Jeannette was born in Gillett Grove IA, in 1921, to Clifford and Ida Cole. She graduated from Lake Center High School in 1938 and worked at the Scott Store in Spencer, IA. She took correspondent classes from the Chillicothe Business College and was the store manager from 1943- 1945. She met her husband, Walter, in 1938. Walter was drafted into the Army in 1941 and stationed in Hawaii. They married in 1944 while Walter was home attending  Officer Candidate School. They lived in Texas for a brief period while Walter was preparing to deploy to Europe. After the war, when Walter was discharged, they moved to Pine River. In 1947 she and Walter bought the G&G Store, an army navy surplus store which was located in the basement of the old Masonic Hall. They transitioned it to a clothing store and in 1951 they moved to a building on Main Street. In 1959 they built a new building and changed the name to Silbaugh’s Department Store. Jeannette was very active in civic affairs. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 613. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and active in Evening Circle. She and her husband were long time  supporters of the Deep Portage Conservation Reserve. Jeannette was instrumental in starting the Deep Portage Gift shop which she then managed for many years. She was a long time resident of Chickamaw Beach and served many years as the treasurer of the Chickamaw Beach Village council.

Preceded in death by her husband, Walter, her parents Clifford and Ida Cole and her brother, Dale.

Survived by her 3 children, Walt “Reggie” Silbaugh, Jackie (John) etrosky, Randy Silbaugh; and three  grandchildren, Shane and Meridee Silbaugh and Anna Wetrosky.

Services were held at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, on Monday, January 2, 2017.

Irene DeBolt
May 7, 1936 - December 20, 2016

Irene “Punky” DeBolt, age 80, of Pine River, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Maple Grove. She was born to Herman and Lela Peterson on May 7, 1936, in Pine River. In 1952 Irene married Erwin DeBolt in Pine River and they were married for 64 years. She loved her family, flowers and gardening.

Irene is survived by her children: Kim Gulickson (Mike), Connie DeBolt, Tony DeBolt; grandchildren: Todd (Roberta), Guye (Jill), Colleen (David), Jeremiah (Jaqueline), Jamie DeBolt (Mike); 10 great grandchildren; brother, Robert Peterson (Pearl); sisters, Ercil Posey and Sherry Ellickson; and special family, Kenny (Cathy) and Cindy Holden.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Erwin; and husband, Erwin; sisters: Lorraine Albertson, Marlene Carrol, Ardie Large; and infant sister, Doreen Peterson.

Services will be 2 PM on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River. Visitation one hour prior to the service.

Cecelia E. Granos
January 12, 1925 - December 25, 2016

Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Cecelia E. Granos, 91, passed away on Christmas Day, 2016, at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Society in Pine River, Minnesota. She rests in eternity, united now with her mother Annie, father Charles, and three sisters Edna, Elvira, and Eva. She is survived by her husband, Melvin;  three children, Karin (Jim) Nelson, Katherine (Scott) Davich, and Paul (Renee) Granos; five grandchildren, Kelsey Nelson, Joe Nelson, Cassie Granos, Allie Granos, and Maddie Granos; and one great-grandchild Oliver Nelson.

Cece was born on January 12, 1925, in Logan, Montana, and was married on May 22, 1954, in Staples, Minnesota. She raised her family in Bloomington, Minnesota, worked for the Bloomington Public Schools for 18 years, and retired to Pequot Lakes, where she belonged to Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Our Savior's Evening Circle, the Pequot Lakes Women's Club, and Sons of Norway.

Mom loved the call of the loon and the sound of a train in the distance; a rising moon and the month of May; a sudden summer thunderstorm and afternoon coffee; every dog and cat. She cherished Christmas Eve; her mother’s pump organ; chats in Swedish with her sisters; her brown bread cooling on the counter; the old immigrant tune Hälsa Dem Därhemma and Faure's Requiem. Her family grieves, yet remembers her tender heart, generous spirit, ready laugh, and belief in hard work.

Funeral service will be 2 PM Monday, January 9, 2017 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. Pastor Peter Rosenkvist will officiate. Visitation will be the hour before the service at church. Burial will be in Our Savior's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Animal Rescue Team or Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes.

Douglas Joseph Rhode
September 25, 1939 - December 7, 2016

Douglas Joseph Rhode age 77 of Emily died on December 7, 2016 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born on September 25, 1939 in Winsted, MN to Fritz and Frances (Steiner) Rhode. Doug married Bea Loew on February 4, 1961 in Winsted. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of St. Emily’s Catholic Church in Emily, the Pine River Watershed Alliance, Emily Lakes and Rivers Association, and the  Outing Senior Club.

Doug is survived by his wife Bea; his daughter, Sharon Brower of Brainerd; mother-in-law, Zoa Fasching of  Winsted; one brother, Fred (Shirley) Rhode of Elk River; sister-in-law, Peggy (Tony) Lachermeier of Waverly, MN; two grandchildren, Chad and Douglas Brower of Brainerd; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Doug in death are his parents; one brother, Giles Rhode and a nephew, Jake Rhode.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am on Monday, January 9, 2017 at St. Emily’s Catholic Church in Emily with  full military honors given by the Myrin-James American Legion Post #443 of Ironton. Visitation will be an hour prior at the church. A memorial mass will also be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be 2 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.

Rudyard "Rudy" Stevens
June 4, 1934 - December 21, 2016

Rudyard "Rudy" Stevens, age 82, of Pequot Lakes, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, at Heritage House in Pequot Lakes. He was born to Rudolph and Margaret Stevens on June 4, 1934, in Chicago, IL.

No services are planned.

Norman Armstrong
June 04, 1943 - December 14, 2016

Norman “Punch” Armstrong, age 73, of Pequot Lakes passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Regency Hospital in Golden Valley, following a motorcycle accident on November 6.

The memorial service for Norm will be Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 2 PM, at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday, January 6 from 5-8:00 PM and from 1-2:00 PM on Saturday.

Norman was born June 4, 1943 in Muskegan, Michigan, to Lester and Grace (Cline) Armstrong. He grew up in northern Minnesota, enjoying fishing and riding motorcycles in the Pine River-Backus-Pequot Lakes area. A jack of many trades, Norman had a talent for anything mechanical. He was a heavy equipment operator and worked at  the Freeway Landfill in Burnsville. Norman moved to Backus in 1979. On December 15, Norm would have had  thirty years of sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, where he helped many people find their way to sobriety. Norm, Lucy the monkey, and Norm’s Gold Wing motorcycle were a Brainerd icon, riding in the Fourth of July parade and with the Patriot Guard.

Left to remember Norman are his children, Dawn Barthman, of Brainerd, Skipper Armstrong, of St. Paul, Cindy  Armstrong, of St. Paul, Jeremy Armstrong, of Pequot Lakes, Amanda Armstrong, of Fifty Lakes, and Jacob  Armstrong, of Bloomington; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; his mother, Grace Armstrong, of Backus;  and two siblings, John Armstrong, of Pine River, and Edna Wolf, of Backus. Preceding him in death were his  father, Lester Norman Armstrong; and his son-in-law, Tim Barthman.

Patricia Mary Schloesser
December 6, 1937 - December 19, 2016

Patricia Mary Schloesser, age 79 of Outing, died on December 19, 2016 at her home. She was born on December 6, 1937 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Lawrence and Olive (Luce) Lenzmeier. Pat was a steadfast, loving member of the Catholic faith. The nuns at S.J.A. 55 left an indelible mark on her life, which lasted until her death.

Pat is survived by her cherished husband, Rod of 59 1/2 years; her children, Fr. Steve, S.J., Kathy Davis, and Ron (Kim); one brother, Leo; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Preceding Pat in death are her parents; son, Gary in 2011, 3 brothers, Ken, Roger, and Mike; two infant sisters and sisters-in-law, Dotty and Barbara.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Crosslake, MN. Burial was at the St. Mary of the Purification Cemetery in Shakopee, MN. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Joseph’s Academy Alumnae Association, 1890 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105 or the Jesuits, 3600 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53208. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Chuck “Bud” Larson
June 4, 1925 - December 17, 2016

Chuck “Bud” Larson, age 91, of Nisswa, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Heritage House in Pequot Lakes. He was born to Peter and Clara Larson on June 4, 1925, in Springfield, MN. Chuck was District Manager for Benjamin Moore Paints and owned and operated a home improvement business in New Ulm. He was an  excellent woodworker and loved to hunt, fish, golf and spend time with his wife and dear friends.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Nan; children: Cherie Larson, Charles Larson (Laurie), Candace Griffin (Jerry), Catherine Lacy (Bill), Christopher Larson (Andrea); 16 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly (Schneider) Larson; and three sisters.

Chuck’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to Heartland Hospice, Heritage House staff and all caregivers that supported and cared for him during his illness. Also special thanks to Mike and Alice Duzan. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the donor’s favorite charity. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 22, at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, Nisswa. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Nisswa. Arrangements entrusted to Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.

Ted Leagjeld
August 3, 1925 - December 16, 2016

Ted Leagjeld, age 91, of Pine River, passed into the loving arms of our Lord on December 16, 2016, at Essentia St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, surrounded by his family and friends.

Ted was born on a farm in Todd County, MN, on August 3, 1925, to Louis and Eva Leagjeld. He was the 4th of 13 siblings. He attended country school, and graduated from Long Prairie High School. Ted received his teaching degree from Valley City State Teacher’s College in North Dakota, working his way through college at “Penneys” and then spent 3 years teaching in one-room school houses on the prairie. During this time, he was voted “Teacher of the Year” in North Dakota. Ted also attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, where he received a Master of Science, and taught at the university level. During a teacher shortage in Washington state in the early 1950’s, Ted went to teach accelerated 5th and 6th grade students in Port Angeles, Washington. It was here he met Sue Kaldahl of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, who was also teaching in Port Angeles. Ted and Sue were married in Detroit Lakes on June 18, 1957. After working at Sue’s parents resort, (Fair Hills) they purchased Driftwood Family Resort in the fall of 1958, and operated it for 50 years. The resort was a perfect venue for Ted’s many talents. Guests of the Driftwood were always impressed by his Tuberous Begonias, the immaculate grounds, and  flower beds. Guests were always greeted with a hug. He was also known to change hats several times a day- he had an extensive collection. The Driftwood Smorgasbord was a memorable event for many years. Ted and Sue  loved wearing their traditional Norwegian garb, and guests looked forward to Ted’s famous “Ole and Lena” jokes. Son, Tim, was born their first summer at Driftwood (1959), and daughter, Ann (Ashanka) arrived in 1964. Ted was a prolific writer who kept a daily journal for the last 70 years, and in addition, he and Sue published three  children’s books. In 2014 Ted published “Prairie Wind“, recalling his experiences teaching on the North Dakota  prairie. He was a member of the Sons of Norway and the Pine River Garden Club. While serving on the Citizens Advisory Board at the college in Brainerd, he helped spearhead the formation of the Nursing Program.

Ted is survived by his beloved wife, Sue; son, Tim Leagjeld of Pine River; daughter, Ashanka “Ann” and her husband, Kyle, and their daughters, Sara, Julia and Christina Burd; son, Dan and his wife, Donna, and their children, NiCole and Connor; as well as sisters, Phyllis, Diane and Karen; brothers, David and Louis; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as 8 of his siblings.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Heartland Animal Rescue (HART) in Brainerd/Baxter or Sons of Norway (Sagatun Lodge Brainerd) to help send future students to the Concordia Norwegian Language Village near Bemidji. Service was held on Friday, December 23 at First Lutheran Church, Pine River.

Everal Roger Hedtke
September 4, 1928 - December 14, 2016

Everal Roger Hedtke, age 88, of Pine River, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Brainerd. He was born to William and Lena (Ehrenberg) Hedtke on September 4, 1928, in Laketown Township, Carver County, MN.

Everal and Virginia celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. He had 20 years of service as a volunteer fireman in Waconia, MN. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. Everal was a family man and enjoyed his grandchildren.

Everal is survived by his wife, Virginia; sons, Roger (Susan) Hedtke, Thomas (Jody) Hedtke; grandchildren, Brianna, Abram (Anita), Isaac (Allyson), Aria, and Nicci; 8 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were held on Monday, December 19, at the Church of the Nazarene, Backus.

James M. Foley
“The unofficial Mayor of Wood Lakes”

December 14, 2016

James M. Foley, age 93, of Columbia Heights and Fifty Lakes, MN passed away December 14, 2016.

1941  graduate of DeLaSale High School. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, saw action in the Marshall Islands and Okinawa. Retired from U.S. Postal Service. Member of the NARFE and lifetime member of the VFW.

Preceded in death by wife of 50 years, Irene; brothers, Joe, Frank, Danny and Leo; and sister, Mary Foley.

Survived by son, Michael (Sherrie) Foley of Marietta, GA; daughter, Cynthia (Norman) Jarvi of Minneapolis; daughter-in-law Camilla Foley; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; special cousin John Foley.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, December 19 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Columbia Heights.

Helen Helena Heino
November 12, 1922 - December 12, 2016

Helen Helena Heino, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Woodland Good Samaritan, Brainerd, MN on Dec. 12, 2016.

Helen was born West of Pequot Lakes to Steve and Sophie Vargo on Nov. 12, 1922. She graduated from Pine River High School, class of 1941. She married Leo Heino July 2, 1941 and to this union they had one daughter, Beverly.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Beverly and husband Ken; grandchildren, Jeff Ganske; and Julie Felten (Cameron); five great grandchildren: Josh (Jill) Ganske, Erica Coe (Bryan), Aaron Felten (Lucy), Adam Felten (Kristine) and Emily Felten; nine great-great grandchildren: Andra Helen, Lynnea, Callia, Kyle, Aubrey, Callahan, Ezra, Carsyn and Cohen; and one brother, Frankie Vargo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; and her precious little great-great grandson, Lucas Paul Coe; two sisters; and four brothers. Great-great grandma Helen and Lucas Paul Coe will be spending Christmas together in heaven this year.

A celebration of Helen’s life was held on Saturday, December 17 at Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes. Inurnment will be in Our Savior’s Cemetery, Pequot Lakes, Spring 2017. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lake.

Jane Keeley
December 8, 1945 - December 10, 2016

(Una) Jane Keeley from Pine River and St. Anthony Park MN died on December 10, 2016.

She was born on December 8, 1945 in Minneapolis. Jane was a nurse for over 40 years, a profession that she loved. Although Jane worked in hospitals she spent most of her working years in public health. Her jobs kept her on the forefront of innovation and change in nursing but Jane was one to do the work and let others take the credit. She worked as a nurse practitioner at Minnesota’s first venereal disease clinic, the Red Door Clinic In Minneapolis. She worked as a public health nurse in Kansas. Jane also worked for the St. Anthony Park Block Nurse Program during the early days of development of home health care for the elderly. Her last nursing position was as a parish nurse at St. Anthony Park United Methodist Church during the formative years of parish nursing. Rather than taking blood pressures, Jane saw an opportunity to develop close supportive relationships with elderly members of the congregation and to educate fellow church members about healthy living. Jane had many hobbies and volunteer activities. She met her husband while volunteering at the Cedar-Riverside Peoples Center, an experiment in a community providing its own health care. Jane’s favorite hobby was reading and she was part of two book clubs. She also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her spouse Douglas J. Weiss, son Matthew K. Weiss, brother Stanley J. Keeley, granddaughter Kalia K, Weiss, nieces & nephews and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Una Brown Keeley and Stanley D. Keeley.

Memorial services will be held on December 29 at 1:00 PM at the Pine River United Methodist Church with visitation 1 hour before. In lieu of flowers Jane requested memorials be directed to the Pine River Food Shelf and the Family Safety Network of Cass County.

Finally, she faced death with dignity and was at peace with her life and her loved ones. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

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