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Perry James Caspers
September 2, 1954 - October 9, 2021

Perry Caspers was born September 2, 1954 to Donald W. and Druzella (Rekkedahl) Caspers in Olivia, MN. He died from complications of thrombocytopenia and pancreatic cancer on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Crosby Hospital in Crosby, MN.

He was baptized into the Lutheran Faith at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bird Island, MN on October 17, 1954. Sponsors were Harvey and Irene Rekkedahl. He attended Bird Island Public School and graduated from Bird Island High School in 1973. He went on to graduate from South Dakota State University in 1978 with a degree in Agronomy.

Perry work for Green Giant as a seasonal from 1972-1978. He was hired by Green Giant as a Field Representative in 1979. He continued to work for the same company, which had multiple different owners.. His final job was Agricultural Manager for Seneca Foods in Montgomery, MN. He retired from the company May of 2019. He and his wife, Connie moved to Crosslake Lake, MN in 2018.

He married Colleen “Connie” Eischens/Berry February 28, 1987. Perry became the proud father of Brian, Ann, Jodi and Brad and proud grandparent of eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He enjoyed annual hunting trips to Shade Hill, South Dakota with his college buddies from  1987 to 2020. This past year he was unable to join his friends due to failing health. He enjoyed many vacations and trips with his wife, and sometimes with children and  grandchildren. Fishing was also something that he enjoyed. His wife and grandchildren had many fun fishing outings with him. He also enjoyed raising chickens, ducks, and geese. Gardening was another area of interest. Frequently neighbors and friends enjoyed his  produce.

He is survived by his wife Connie, and their four children, Brian (Cheri) Berry; Ann (Tim) Haag, Jodi (John) Kohnen; and Brad (Kacy) Berry. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Breanna (Zach) Pochucka, Alex (Megan) Kohnen, Jenna (significant other Regina) Haag, Kyler (Michaela) Kohnen, Kaylee (Danny) Jensen, Kara (Sam) Femrite, Zack (significant other Regan) Berry, Grace Kohnen, Jacob Haag, Brant Berry, and Ayla Berry. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren: Zayden Femrite, Chole Kohnen, Marlee Jane Kohnen.

Perry’s siblings are Jean (Mark) Simmett, Mary (David) Graper, Peter (Taran) Caspers, Jennie (Scott) Rose, and Heather (Eli) Reeve, along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald W. Caspers and mother Zella (Rekkedahl) Caspers and a brother, Jon Caspers.

A visitation and Funeral Services were held on Saturday October 16th at the Crosslake Lutheran Church.
Eldon Munholand
February 13, 1929 - October 1, 2021

Eldon “Puz” Munholand, 92, of White Bear Lake and formerly of Crosslake, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021, at home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were held on Monday, October 18, 2021, at Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake, MN. Interment at the Norwood Cemetery in Jenkins, MN.

Eldon was born on February 13, 1929, to Ezra and Mary (Logan) Munholand in Royalton, MN. He grew up in rural McKinley Township and after graduating from Backus High School, Eldon joined the US Navy. He served on the aircraft carrier “Princeton”, and was honorably discharged in 1950. He was married to Shirley Travis on August 28, 1948, in Walker, MN and together they had four children. They lived in Mounds View, and Eldon worked as a truck driver for many years with Thompson Lumber Company. Following retirement, they moved to the Crosslake area. Shirley passed away in 2004 after battling ovarian cancer. Eldon was remarried on October 14, 2006 to Jolene Kellar. Prior to COVID, Eldon had been in a card club in Fifty Lakes and was active in his church until his move to White Bear Lake. He also loved traveling (road trips were his favorite), woodworking, genealogy, camping, fishing, and hunting. Relationships were important to Puz and he always let those closest to him know how much they were loved. He devoted his life to his family and friends. His passing leaves a large hole.

Eldon is survived by his children Betty White, Kathryn (Russell) Miller, Barbara (Randy) Hemstad and Bruce (Keri) Munholand; step-children Dennis (Ellen) Kellar, Dean Kellar, and Debra (Steve) Dahlke; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley; wife Jolene who passed away in 2017;  parents Ezra and Mary (Logan) Munholand; siblings Lois (Harold) Bishop, Harry (Bertha) Munholand, Bob (Erna) Munholand, Martha (Lyle) Qualley, and Eugene Munholand; son-in-law Steven White; and a granddaughter, Meesa Munholand.

Puz specifically requested that in lieu of flowers, gifts be given to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) or to Camp Knutsen in Crosslake, MN.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel-Crosslake.
Marlene Vivian Smith
November 3, 1933 - October 10, 2021

Marlene Vivian Smith (Olson) passed away peacefully in Brainerd Minnesota on October 10, 2021. Marlene was born to Ralph Olson and Gertrude Euler Olson November 3, 1933 in Ankeny, Iowa. Marlene grew up in the Ankeny-Des Moines area until she and her family moved to Mitchellville in the 1940s. Marlene graduated from Mitchellville High school in 1951.

Marlene married Roy Smith at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Des Moines Iowa on September 7, 1953. They settled down and enjoyed being newlyweds. That same year Roy took a job with Mobil Oil in Des Moines. They quickly moved with three children to Omaha, Nebraska in 1963, Wichita, Kansas in 1968, Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 1972 and  Detroit, Michigan in 1983. They retired to the Outing, Minnesota area in the fall of 1986 after having lost their middle son and son-in-law in a tragic accident in 1984.

Marlene was known for her wonderful smile and her hospitality, especially after they moved to the lake, hosting many guests throughout the summer and winter times of their retirement years. She loved her family, the Lord, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, and writing.

She is survived by her sister, Shirley Geyer of Norwalk Iowa, her Sister-in -Laws, Dixie Parsons or Milo, Iowa, Janet Smith of Outing, Minnesota and Ruth Olson of Webster City, Iowa, her son Kirk and his wife Dee, of Outing, Minnesota and her daughter, Jan  Peterschick, along with her friend Brad Buchanan of Emily, Minnesota. She is also survived by four grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband, Roy of 59 years, her brother Robert Olson, son, Lance, son-in-law Joel Kaffar, granddaughter Alexa Peterschick, great grandson Caleb Dehn and her son-in-law Kernan Peterschick.

A celebration of life was held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Outing, Minnesota. Memorials in lieu of flowers are requested to either Our Saviors or The Salvation Army of The Brainerd Lakes Area. Arrangements are with the  Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
Duane Burton Jamison
June 17, 1928 ~ October 12, 2021

Duane Burton Jamison, 93, of Crosslake, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2021 of natural causes. Duane was a devoted husband, exceptional father, successful provider for his family, loving grandpa and great-grandpa as well as a loyal friend to many people throughout his life.

Duane was born to Mann and Ann Jamison and was the youngest of four boys. Duane was raised initially on a family farm by Plainfield, Iowa. In 1944, he moved to Pine River, MN with his parents as they owned and operated Lamont’s Point Resort on Bass Lake, part of the Ossawinnamakee chain. He attended Pine River High School as a junior and senior, graduating from there in 1946. At an early age on the farm and later at the resort, he was exposed to and developed a strong work ethic along with a love of the outdoors.

While attending Pine River High School, he was introduced to his future wife Olive Stevens. After two years of courtship, Duane and Olive were married in June 1947 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Swanburg, MN. They later moved to Minneapolis to start a family and raise their five children. Duane retained a lake home in the area for several years, and later returned permanently to the area in 1974.

Duane was a successful businessman as he built a reputable cement contractor business in Blaine and Spring Lake Park. He maintained a successful commercial building leasing business with his wife Olive, which remains in operation to this day. After an early retirement in 1973 due to health issues, he later purchased a small hobby farm by Ideal Corners where he raised various livestock and seasonal crops. He remained active in farming until selling the farm in 1987.

Duane was an avid outdoorsman and for years enjoyed fishing and deer hunting with Olive and his family, as well as goose hunting in Canada. Some of his favorite memories were these events with his family and friends. He was also well known by local auctioneers as he enjoyed attending auctions and going to garage sales in the quest to find good deals. His attendance yielded plenty of supplies, equipment and unique items to use on the farm or to display for everyone to enjoy.

He was preceded in death by his father Mann and mother Ann; brothers Ken, Harold and Joe; and sons Steven and Alan. He is survived by his wife of over 74 years Olive; daughters Pamela Steinke (Wayne) and Debra Doerfler (Donald), son Gary Jamison (Cynthia), twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Services were held on Saturday, October 16 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes and internment at Swanburg Cemetery.
Janis Allen
September 28, 1946 - October 11, 2021

Janis Allen passed away on October 11, 2021, surrounded by her family after a noble fight with cancer. Janis was born to LeRoy and Vivian Satherlie on September 28, 1946, in the City of Manhattan Beach. She attended elementary school in Fifty Lakes from 1952 to 1957 when the school closed, she then graduated from Pine River High School in 1964.

From a young age Janis was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church Swanburg. At the age of sixteen she began working with the kids in Vacation Bible School where she directed the music and made sure the kids knew every word. The next year, at the age of seventeen she became the church organist and continued until her health failed in 2018. In 1970 she became Parish Secretary for the two churches of Faith Lutheran and Crosslake Lutheran. She held that position until well after the two churches split and remained as Faith’s Secretary until her passing. She was also very active in the Swanburg Church Women.

In 1999 Janis took the position of Secretary/Treasurer for the City of Manhattan Beach. Then in 2004 she became a member of the City Council, which she continued until her passing. In 2000 Janis became a realtor and joined her husband, Paul in the realty office in Emily. They grew their business then decided to start their own company, which they operated until 2019 when they retired.

In her spare time, Janis could always be found making crafts, sewing, playing music, singing, or riding horses. Her real love was her family - her grandchildren and great grandchildren - they were the apple of her eye.

Janis is survived by her husband, Paul Allen; daughter, Shari (Larry) Curell; son, Scott Rubey; granddaughters, Nichole (Matt) Ackerman, Emily Weber; great-grandchildren, Gauge, Natalee, and Vivian; along with a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, David Satherlie.

Services will be 11 AM on Saturday, October 23, at Faith Lutheran Church, Swanburg. Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM on Friday at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Donald J. DuBay
June 4, 1936 - September 18, 2021

Donald J. DuBay, 85, Outing died Sept. 18, 2021. He was born on June 4, 1936 in St. Paul to Lester and Sophie (Eischens) DuBay. A 1954 graduate of Cretin HS, and Northwest Electronics. Don served 3 years USN, worked for IBM, Control Data and Minntech.

Survived by his wife, Diane; son, Paul (Rose) Dube, Blue Earth; grandchildren, Nicole Dube, Blue Earth and Spencer Nobles, St. Louis Park.

Preceded in death by daughter, Leslie; brother, Roger DuBay; sister, Ardith; nephew, Roger DuBay, Jr. and his parents.

Mass was held on Mon., Sept. 27, 2021 at St. Emily’s Church, Emily. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements Koop Funeral Home, Crosby.
Betty Mae Furan
March 24, 1923 - September 22, 2021

The funeral service for Betty Mae Furan, formerly of Fargo North Dakota, will be held on Saturday-October 1st at 4:00PM at The Log Church in Crosslake, MN. Dinner with the family will follow the service.

On Wednesday, September 22nd 2021, at age 98, Betty passed away peacefully in her sleep at Whitefish at the Lakes Senior Living in Crosslake, MN.

Betty Fosteson was born in Fargo, ND to Francis and Virginia Fosteson on March 24, 1923. She was raised in Fargo, ND where she had many great memories with family nd friends. In high school Betty was a very active student and served as a member of the Potluck social group, in addition to singing in a trio for the Fargo radio station, WDAY. Betty graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1941.

Betty was united in marriage to Maynard Furan in Fargo, ND on August 31, 1946 and was blessed with five sons: Bruce, Steven, Charles, David, and Alan.

Betty was a long time resident of Fargo, ND and was active in volunteerism and her local church, First Methodist. Betty attended business classes at the Interstate Business College in 1942 and was employed at the Draft Board, Standard Oil as a Stonographer, and Sears Robuck & Company. Before starting her career, Betty helped build wings for WWII planes. Betty mainly served the majority of her working career as a Supervisor at Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance in Fargo, ND and retired from her position in 1985.

In her free time, Betty enjoyed many activities including traveling, reading, singing, baking goodies, knitting, and New York Times Crossword puzzles. Betty enjoyed regular gatherings with her girlfriends to play bridge. Betty also had a love for the water and enjoyed swimming and time with friends and family at the lakes.

Betty will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit. She was known by anyone that knew her as someone who always found the best in everyone and was cheerful and positive in every situation. Betty had a strong faith and sense of serving others and was very outgoing and sociable.

She will be greatly missed by her surviving family: son Charles (Chuck) Furan, son Alan  Furan (Laura); Sister Mary Schutz (Jerry), grandchildren: Jennifer Furan (Fred), Todd Furan (Deanne), Kristin Furan-Kriesel (Blaine), Kimberly Blank (Michael), and Rebecca Ruppert (Jacob); and 12 great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her infant son David, son Bruce, son Steven, mother Virginia, father Francis, brother Bill, and brother John.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel-Crosslake.
Joel T. Trevis
March 28, 1950 - September 13, 2021

Joel T. Trevis, 71, of Crosslake, passed away peacefully at his home on September 13th, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel and there will be a small private service for the family held at a later date.

Joel was born on March 28th, 1950 to Jerome and Ethel (Mueller) Trevis in West St. Paul Minnesota. He married his love, JoAnn Hill, on August 31st, 1991.

Joel loved the outdoors and northern Minnesota. He loved to hunt and share his many stories of hunting deer, elk, and bear. Joel had the ability to see the light in the darkest of moments. He showed patience, kindness and unconditional love to everyone he met. Even in his final days, Joel found the strength to smile and spread some laughter with his  infectious sense of humor. He was adored by his grandchildren and will be deeply missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his father Jerome Trevis, mother Ethel Gardner, brother Jack Trevis, stepfather Earl Gardner and stepbrother Randy Bassie.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Trevis; children Lee Trevis, Lori Scott, Tara Lahti (Mark) and Rae Ann Hill; grandchildren Tyson, Alissandra, Derek, Devyn, Tom, Ella, Hanna, and Brooke; Siblings Judie Cerar (Rod), Jane White (Ed), Cathy Mohlis (Bob), Chris Walch (Tom), Bernadette Doyle (Don), Mark Trevis (Ann), Tony Trevis (Cindy), Jennifer Kidd (Charles); sister-in-law Sue Kohlmeyer (Peter); stepmother Katy Trevis; step sisters Brenda Kujawa (Pete), Theresa Thompson (Tony), Julie Pratt (Wayne); many nieces and nephews; and dear friend Dave Vickery.
Memorial Service: Dixie Myrl Anderson
Memorial Service for Dixie Myrl Anderson (Kirkwood). Service at Emily United Methodist Church. 39994 White Pine Street Emily, MN 56447. Service begins at 12 O’clock, with a luncheon to follow, on Thursday Sept, 30.
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