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Marcelle Ann Armstrong
July 27, 1923 - March 11, 2018

Marcelle ‘Marcie’ Ann Armstrong, age 94, of Pine River, MN, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Edgewood Vista Senior Living in Brainerd, MN, on March 11, 2018. She was born in Waconia Township, MN, on July 27, 1923, the first of 9 children born to Philip and Frances (Beversdorf) Lindner. Marcie was a resident of Pine River for over sixty years. Some of her many activities included the Council of Catholic Women; 25 of which were active years in The Magnificat. She enjoyed membership in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where she loved coordinating music for the choir, funerals, weddings and was even known to sing a solo or two! On Friday, each week, you could find her at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home setting up for Mass. She was a member of the Waconia VFW Post 5462 for 72 years, serving as President in 1953.

One of Marcie’s favorite things to do in the summer was to go to her rustic cabin in Canada. She was an avid fisherwoman who didn’t hesitate to clean, cook and eat her catches. She loved to share stories of her adventures there. Her zest for life was evident. When troubled she placed everything into God’s hands as she was a lifetime practicing Catholic. It served her well as she is now in the presence of God.

Marcie was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Sandra Moore; husbands: Myron Kusske, Dr. Francis Armstrong and Carl Wiertz; brothers: Ralph, Raymond and Dennis Lindner; one sister, Ruth (Lindner) Scheuble. She is survived by three brothers: Earl (Jan), Kenneth (Denette), and Allen (Sharon) Linder; one sister, Dallas (Lindner) Sherwood; as well as many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, March 16, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2, Pine River, MN. Celebrant of the Mass is Father Mike Patullo and Prayers from her dear friend, Father Paul Fruth. Interment was at the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine River, MN, in the spring.

Virgil Frank Lundberg
February 27, 1935 - March 12, 2018

Virgil “Virg” Frank Lundberg, 83, of Pine River, formerly of Apple Valley, passed away March 12, 2018.

Virgil was born February 27, 1935 to Mabel and Frank Lundberg in Cambridge, MN, the first of five children. When Virg was 6, the family moved to Minneapolis. He graduated from Minneapolis Vocational High School. He spent four years in the National Guard as a military policeman. Virg was a Sargent on the Lino Lakes Police Force before dedicating 26 years to the Minneapolis Fire Department as a driver/engineer. He had a daughter and three  sons. In 1976, he married Ann and they raised his three boys and her one son.

He loved to design his houses and build them himself. In 1989, Virg and Ann built a home on Snowhead Lake.  They joined the Log Church in Crosslake where Virg ushered for many years. He volunteered for 19 years with the Whitefish Island Project. He was also a Pequot Lakes-Breezy Point Lions Member and a member of the Pequot Lakes American Legion. In addition, he also worked for the Pequot Lakes School District driving activities buses for eight years.

Virg loved hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He was so loved and will be so missed.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ann; daughter, Dawn (Ron) Tillson; sons, Tad (Gloria) Lundberg, Darrin (Susan) Mitchell, Troy Lundberg, and Trent (Chris) Lundberg; 16 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; sisters, Joyce Moller, Shirley Pederson, and Darlene Collins; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded indeath by his parents and his brother, Wayne.

Services will be held at the Log Church in Crosslake, on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11 AM with a visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Mark Holmen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Harvey Wheeler
October 31, 1932 - March 16, 2018

A celebration of life will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Harvey “Buzz” Wheeler who passed away at Quiet Oaks Hospice House on Wednesday. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Harvey George Wheeler was born in Sartell to William and Isabel (Wipper) Wheeler on October 31, 1932. His dad taught him valuable carpentry, electrical, and machinery skills which he utilized his entire life. Buzz was always willing to lend a hand and pass those skills on. Buzz used the old motto “jack of all trades and master of none.” He earned the lifelong nickname “Buzz” as a small child because his toy cars made the sounds “buzz, buzz, buzz” instead of “vroom, vroom, vroom”. Buzz had an enduring love of cars and motorcycles. He was one of the very first students at the Tech High School (Class of 1951) to drive both a car and a Harley to school. Buzz continued to ride motorcycles until the end of his life. He was proud to be one of the oldest licensed motorcycle riders in Cass County. As a young man he enjoyed stock car racing at the Benton County Fairgrounds.

Buzz met the love of his life while motorcycle riding down St. Germain Street. After dating for two years Buzz and Norma Lee Borresch were married on August 27, 1955. They lived on the Mississippi River, north of Sartell, for 40 years until Norma’s death on May 17, 1995. In 1976 they bought an old house in Outing, MN which they  spent many hours renovating. “The shack” became the family retreat and vacation destination for the next several decades where they enjoyed fishing, deer and bear hunting. Buzz moved to Outing permanently in 1999. He enjoyed fishing, cutting wood, aggravating the red squirrels, riding his all-terrain vehicles, and “putzing” around in his garden and garage. Buzz worked at St. Regis-Champion International paper mill for 43 years until retiring in 1994.

Survivors include his daughters, Wendy of Sauk Rapids and Jackie Jones of St. Cloud. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Norma and brother Howard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Tri County Humane Society, Quiet Oaks Hospice House or St. Clare’s Monastery. Obituary, Guest Book and Video Tribute available online at www.williamsdingmann.com

Anthony Phillip Maucieri, Sr.
April 04, 1937 - March 06, 2018

Anthony Phillip Maucieri, Sr., 80, of Crosslake, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.

Born April 4, 1937 in Chicago, IL, Anthony was the oldest of Nicholas and Joanna (Maduri) Maucieri’s six children. After school, he served in the US Army. In 1957, he married Joan Palinsky. The couple moved to Minnesota in 1974 when they purchased Echo Ridge Resort Restaurant which they operated for 44 years. Anthony sold Echo Ridge in 2000 and started Maucieri’s in 2005. He was a member of the Crosslake American Legion, Post #500 as well as the Crosslake Lions. He was also a member of Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. He was passionate about family, friends, food, cooking, and a little gambling on the side. In addition, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Anthony especially loved cooking with them and watching their sporting events.

He will be missed by his daughter, Dawn Maucieri; son, Anthony, Jr. (Kara) Maucieri; significant other, Lynnda Buck; grandchildren, Anthony Jordan, Joshua, and Easton; sister-in-law, Sherry Wrobel; nephew, Ricky (Heidi) Wrobel; and siblings, Larry, Phillip, Marilyn, Ralph, and Maria. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan and his parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at on Saturday, March 10 at Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Crosslake. Interment followed at Pinewood Cemetery. A Celebration of Anthony’s life followed at Maucieri’s in Crosslake.

John Swertel
March 20, 1934 - March 4, 2018

John “Jack” Swertel, age 83, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his home. He was born to Edgar and Hazel Swertel on March 20, 1934, in Chicago, IL.

Jack will be missed by his wife of 63 wedded years, Marge; son, Jim (Nancy) Swertel; daughter, Peggy (Kent) Vahlsing; sister, June Foran; grandchildren: Derick, Jimmy and Jacob Swertel, Jake, Kassie and Lindsey Ward; great grandchildren: Chloe, Grayson and Oliver Swertel; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, John Swertel, Jr.

No services will be held.

John A. Swanson
October 10, 1940 - February 24, 2018

John A. Swanson, 77, of Crosslake, MN died at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Services for John will be held on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 11:30AM at Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake, MN with visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Inurnment will take place at the Crosslake Lutheran Church Columbarium.

John was born on October 10, 1940 in Tracy, MN to Myron and Beverly Swanson. He graduated from Minnetonka High School and attended the University of Minnesota. John owned Swanson’s Farmers Insurance in Excelsior, MN for 45 years until his retirement. John moved to the Crosslake area in the mid-90’s. He enjoyed cruising the lakes with family and friends, golfing, playing softball with the Old Timers, and traveling. He liked watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. John was a member of the Crosslake Lutheran Church, Crosslake Lutheran Church Choir, volunteer fireman, a member of the Rotary Club for 35 years, and loved singing with the Big Kids Group of Minneapolis. John will always be remembered for his friendly, caring, and honest personality. He loved spending time with people especially Helen and his family.

John is survived by his loving life partner of 17 years, Helen; son, Steven (Elisse) Swanson of Big Lake, MN; daughter, Lisa (Randy) Titus of Murphys, CA; Helen’s son, Todd (Tawnya) Estrem; and Helen’s daughter, Pamela (Randy) Thuleen; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; his second wife, Karen’s two children, Marc Thompson and Diana Thompson; three brothers, Dennis Swanson, Keith Swanson, and Dean Swanson; and one sister, Doris Gabala. He was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Beverly; and his wife, Karen. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to The American Cancer Society or Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake, MN. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake, MN.

Edgar L. Evans
May 14, 1940 - February 16, 2018

Edgar L. “Butch” Evans age 77 of Outing died at his home on February 16, 2018. He was born on May 14, 1940 in Grosse Pointe, MI to Ira and Martha (App) Evans. Butch was a retired engineer with 3M with 32 years of service. He was the first chairman of the Invasive Species Committee of Roosevelt Lake and served as treasurer of the Outing Volunteer Library.

Butch is survived by his wife, Jackie; one son, Matthew (Katherine) Evans of Plano, TX; one daughter, Lisabeth (Frank) Mackall of Cottage Grove; one brother, James (Barbara) Evans of Grosse Pointe, MI; one sister, Judith Siegel of West Hartford, CT; and five grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Edgar’s  passions: The Outing Public Library, PO box 56 Outing, MN 56662 or Roosevelt and Lawrence Area Lake Association at RALALALAKES.org. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Etta Mae Heuberger
August 27, 1922 - February 17, 2018

Etta Mae Heuberger, age 95, of Pequot Lakes, MN, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Edgewood Vista in Brainerd, MN. She was born August 27, 1922 in Sheffield, IA, to Ray and Mary (Emhoff) Knapp. She married Charles Jacob Heuberger on June 13, 1943 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Sheffield. Prior to her marriage to Charles, Etta taught in country schools in rural Sheffield. After her marriage, she enjoyed living on the family farm and when Charles had to leave the farm for health reasons, she worked a variety of retail jobs to help out. She retired after several years of employment at Opportunity Village in Clear Lake. Etta Mae was active in church serving as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher along with involvement in ladies groups and mission circles. She was always an encourager and supportive of her children and grandchildren and daily prayed for each family member by name. Etta Mae enjoyed entertaining her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Etta Mae and Charles loved their years living in Pequot Lakes until 2013 when she moved to Edgewood Vista in Brainerd, MN. Etta Mae will always be remembered as one who dearly loved and served her family and others.

Etta Mae is survived by her children: Michael Heuberger (Marietta) of Cottonwood, MN, Diana O'Keeffe (Paul) of Santa Barbara, CA, Charles Heuberger of Pequot Lakes, MN; grandchildren: Matthew Heuberger (Patricia) of Plymouth, MN, Melissa Loe (David) of Hanley Falls, MN, Mark Heuberger (Erin) of Cottonwood, MN, Amy Heuberger of Falcon Heights, MN; great grandchildren: Ashley, Isaac, Andrew and Aaron Loe and Brady, Regan, Toree and Megan Heuberger. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; and infant son, Timothy.

Memorials are preferred to St Croix Hospice and Edgewood Vista.

Services were held Thursday, February 22, at Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes, MN. An additional service was held on Saturday, February 24 at First Grace Baptist Church, Sheffield, IA. Burial will be in Wayside Cemetery, Chapin, IA.

Gerald Oliver Lehn
February 17, 2018

Gerald "Jerry" Oliver Lehn, 82, of Fifty Lakes peacefully passed into the Lord's embrace on February 17, 2018 with his loved ones by his side.

He is preceded in death by the love of his life, Diane (Schirmers) Lehn; his parents, Oliver and Odelle Lehn; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; and brother in-law, Jerry Schirmers.

Jerry will be missed by his brother, Ronald (Joan) Lehn; sisters, Ruth Ann (Larry) Smith and Mary Sullivan (Dave Clark); his children, Gregory (Michele), Michelle (Joe) Bender, Jeffrey (Tracy), Patrick (Debra) and Eric (Sara); and brother-in-law, Doug (Pat) Schirmers. Jerry also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Jerry touched many lives with his generosity, compassion, and strong faith. He was active in local Lions clubs, Knights of Columbus, churches, and service organizations. His loving presence affected the lives of many and will be remembered for his capacity to make one feel loved and significant.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at St. Emily's Catholic Church in Emily. Burial at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

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