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Obituaries


Stephen Daniel Schrock
August 27, 1960 - June 1, 2018

Stephen "Steve" Daniel Schrock, 57 of Crosslake, MN passed away at 12:12 pm on June 1, 2018 at a job site in Breezy Point, MN.

Steve was born on August 27, 1960 in Tuscola Illinois to Edwin and Viola Schrock. Steve grew up in the Amish area of Arthur, IL.

Steve was a Master Carpenter and was also an amazing teacher of the trade to many young men. He has worn the hat of Superintendent in large projects in the Chicago area. He has led crews and built many homes throughout the years. His favorite projects involved the log work he learned to do in his years in Minnesota. He was a big fan of  Red Green and would often borrow Red's catch phrase "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at  least find you handy".

Steve was a member of the Crosslake-Ideal Lions Club. He enjoyed the fellowship of the club and the community projects that the club supported. Steve was an avid golfer and was in heaven living in the Crosslake area with all of the amazing courses to choose from. As often as possible, Steve would head to a course after work to sneak 9 or 18 holes in before the sun set. For many winters Steve wore the hat of Hockey Dad. He met great friends during that time of his life. Steve was an avid St Louis Cardinals fan.

Out of all the titles he held throughout the years, his two favorite were Dad and Papa.

Steve is survived by a Daughter Katherine Schrock of Crosslake; two sons Lucas (Rachal) Gallivan of Monticello, IL and Curtis Shay of Bement Il; Four Grandchildren: Noah and Lucas Hutchinson and Emma and Elliot Gallivan. His parents Edwin and Viola Schrock; brothers Harry (Penny) Schrock. Jake Schrock, Davey (Nicole) Schrock, Marcus (Pam) sisters Margaret Miller and Wilma (Dave) Schwartz, many nieces and nephews.

Shortly after Steve passed, his younger brother Philo also passed.

There will be a celebration of Life on July 21st starting at noon at the Crosslake Community Center Lion's Pavilion, 14126 Daggett Pine Road. Please join us as we honor and celebrate the life of Steve. Please bring a smile and a story to share, as Steve always had both to offer others. All are welcome. Steve never knew a stranger. There will be food and beverages to share, anyone who has met Steve knows that he was generous with both. Steve's final resting place will be at the Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake.

Shirley J. Saucier
May 12, 1947 - June 30, 2018

Shirley J. Saucier (Gummow) 71, of Crosslake, passed away peacefully at her home on June 30, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Billy and Ann, and brother, Gary.

She is survived by her children, Jeff Saucier (Nicole), and Sheri Kelsey (Craig); beloved grandchildren Amber, Haylee (Nathaniel), Lita, Monte, and Sophia; siblings, Rudy (Val), Dennis (Jane), Sharon (Bill), Allan (Sandy), many nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog and best friend, Buddy.

Shirley loved spending time with family and friends, playing Rummikub, gardening, and volunteering. She will be  remembered for her spicy personality, love of animals, and willingness to help.

Memorials preferred to the Animal Humane Society.

A Celebration of Life was held Sunday, July 8, 2018, at her home in Crosslake. To sign the guest book online and to leave a memorial message, go to: www.brenny.com.

Robert David Wallin
March 5, 1955 - May 28, 2018

Bob was born in St Paul MN to Raymond & Elizabeth Wallin. Bob was a 1973 graduate of Harding High. Bob moved to Arizona in 1982 and started Eagle Fast Freight in 1993. In 2014, he moved to 50 Lakes MN to take care of the family cabin on Butterfield Lake. Upon his return, Bob worked for the Mann Lake and the City of Fifty Lakes. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and many community friends.

Bob is survived by his son Michael, grandchildren Nathan and Syndney. Siblings, William, Gregory, Karin Brian,  Sharin, Laurie, nieces and nephews, best friends Ole and Brenda. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Melissa. Bob was in the class of the “Nicest Guy” always there as a friend and willingness to help.

A celebration of life potluck will be held on July 15, 2018 at 3:00 at the 50 Lakes Pavilion. Please bring a dish to share and stories on the impact Bob had in your life.

Paul Jerome Hoge
December 18, 1956 - July 6, 2018

Paul Jerome Hoge age 61 of Crosby-Ironton passed away at his home on July 6, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on December 18, 1956 in Aitkin to Jerome and Lucy (Hensel) Hoge. Paul married his Barbara Jo Ravnik, his best friend, on August 18, 1979 in Crosby. Paul was proud to serve the community, sports, and  church in the following ways: President of Spirit of Aitkin 4-H Club, Sound Board Mixer for Bread of Life Music Ministry, Member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Crosby, Lector and Eucharistic Minister, Trained Alter Servers, Taught catechism and confirmation at St. Joseph’s, Crosby, gave marriage talks, confirmation retreats and other Christian talks around the Duluth diocese, Financial Secretary and 4th Degree member of the Cuyuna Range  Knights of Columbus, Pro Life couple with Barb for the Knights of Columbus, helped start ARC Crow Wing was  President and Vice President since its inception, served on Minnesota State Operated Community Services (SOCS)  committee, President of Paul Bunyan DAC Board inBrainerd, member of MN Coaches Assoc., started  and ran the Cuyuna Range Bronco League from 1989 to 2018, coached baseball (Colts, Bronco, Little League, Pony, and Legion) teams, coached C-I Elementary and High School basketball, elementary football and soccer, served on MN Telecom Alliance (MTA) Board of Directors, Secretary and Treasurer for MTA, MTA Small  Companies Committee, Chairman of MTA CLEC Committee, served on MTA Executive Committee, served on OPASTCO Legislative Committee, 2003 MN Business Man of the Year for Business Advisory Council, member of Laymen’s Retreat League Jesuit Retreat House, receive the President Volunteer Service Award, served on League of MN Cities Telecommunications Task Force, Director for Hoge & Company, Assistant Coach of the Year for MN Basketball Coaches Association. Paul worked as a tender for Ken Swanson Construction in Aitkin, worked at Gambles as an Assistant Manager, Aitkin, bookkeeper and computer programmer at Hallett Construction Company, Crosby, bookkeeper for Keely Drug and Hudrlik Carpets, Crosby, Computer Programmer and Supervisor of Computer Programming at Universal Pensions, Inc., Brainerd, Sales and Marketing Manager and General Manager of Emily Cooperative Telephone Company and C-I Communications, Inc., General Manager of Crosslake Communications. As Paul’s final legacy to the community and his family, he established Hoge & Company in downtown Crosby. A Representative Payee company that offers financial services to assist individuals living with a disability.

Paul is survived by his wife of 38 years, his best friend, Barbara; his five sons, John (Melissa), Eric, Benedict, Mark and Michael; his grandchildren, Conner, Deidryk, and Raegan; two brothers, Kevin (Carol) Hoge of Aitkin and Curtis (Sylvia) Hoge of Aitkin; four sisters, Roberta (Glenn) Elvecrog of Aitkin, Carol (Jim) Orazem of Mora, Shelly (Kevin) Lamke Aitkin and Julie (Brian) Carlson of Aitkin; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Paul in death are his parents and one brother, Thomas.

A Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby. Burial will be at the Woodland Cemetery in Irondale Township. Visitation will be Wednesday, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a sharing of memories at 6:00 p.m. followed by a rosary at 7:00 p.m. A visitation also will be 1 hour prior to the services on Thursday. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Dr. Bradley Warren Peterson
September 21, 1963 - June 21, 2018

Dr. Bradley Warren Peterson age 54 of Deerwood died on June 21, 2018. He was born in Lake City on September 21, 1963 to Warren and Mildred (Fritze) Peterson. Brad graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City, class of 1982. He married Sue Olson on June 20, 1992 in Spicer. Brad graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1988. In 1995 he completed his residency at Creekside-Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. He has been practicing medicine at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center from 1995 to the present. Currently he was the clinic Director of the CRMC Baxter Clinic. Brad was a member of the American Academy of Family  Practice and the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby. He was an avid sportsman. He loved hunting, fishing and working his golden retrievers.

Brad is survived by his wife, Sue; one son, Logan of Deerwood; two daughters, Lauren and Lily both of Deerwood; one brother, Mark (Danita) Peterson of St. Paul and one sister, Jane Moechnig of Woodbury.

Preceding Brad in death are his parents.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Crosby. If so desired memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Curtis Radman
March 30, 2018

Curtis “Curt” Radman Age 78, of Fifty Lakes, MN passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 of complications from surgery.

He is survived by his daughters, Marni Patzer of Hugo and Jill Radman of Rochester; grandchildren Miranda  (Rory), Cassidy, Rylee and Leyton; great-granddaughter Lizzie; siblings Richard (Dianne), Gayle (Tom) Davis and Sharon; and by “Love of my life” Sandy Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Grace Radman.

Curt was an electrician with People’s Electric before retiring to his beloved home on Mitchell Lake, up north, and  was a lifelong member of the IBEW #110. He was also a retired, volunteer firefighter for Inver Grove Heights. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper and loved making and sharing his maple syrup.

We will dearly miss our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Koop Funeral Home in Crosby, MN (32 E Main Street). Visitation will be for one hour, prior to the service. A Celebration of Life pot luck will be held at the municipal pavilion in Fifty Lakes, MN (40430 County Rd 3), beginning at 5 pm, after the service and internment.

Lewis Christopher England
June 18, 1934 - June 16, 2018

Lewis England, age 83, passed away at his Merrifield home on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Lewis Christopher England, Jr. was born on June 18, 1934 in Odsesyomie, Kansas to Lewis Christopher England, Sr. And Glenna Autherine Bussert England. Lew was the oldest of his 5 siblings, whom he loved very much: Peggy, Jerry (TJ), Betty (Steve), Dorthy (Larry), and Danny (Micky). Lew was proud of many things in his life. He served his country in the Korean War. But nothing compared to the pride of starting his own family and having  his kids: Annette Marie Mykkanen (Sonny), Orivell Lee Helton, Billy Joe England, Sr. (Sandy), and Michael James England.

Lew made a dream come true when he bought a cabin on Lower Mission Lake, a true fisherman’s dream. A dream that a proud grandpa shared with his grandsons: Christopher James Mykkanen (Jodi), Marc Talbot Mykkanen  (Donna), Paul Lewis Helton, Timothy Richard Helton, Shawn Christopher England, William Joe England, Jr., and John Lewis England (Kim). Grandpa always had a camera in his hands when the great-grandkids came along. He loved taking pictures of Desirae Rose Mykkanen, Olivia Marie Mykkanen, Nikkita Jean Newton, and Chandra Ann Helton. But the apples of his eye were when Daenarys Rose England and Lewis Arnold England came along. Now, he is complete.

Shannon Gardner
October 3, 1951 - June 16, 2018

Shannon Gardner, age 66, of Pine River, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at her home. She was born to John and Mildred Riley on October 3, 1951, in Tacoma, Washington.

Shannon is survived by her son, Jeff; sisters, Denise Huesmann and Sheila Carlson; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Keith; brothers, Mike and John; sisters, Kathleen, Colleen and Maureen.

A gathering of family and friends was held on Saturday, June 23, at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.

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