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Obituaries


William Byron Abbott
September 11, 1934 - December 19, 2021

William Byron Abbott, 87, of Crosslake, MN, died peacefully in his home on December 19, 2021, after a courageous five-year battle with lung cancer.

Bill is survived by his wife of 33 years, Vicki, two sons, John (Michele) and Jim (Denise), a daughter Jeanne (Tom), two stepsons, Joe (Jessica) and Brian (Teresa), many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Rachel (Whitford), and two sisters, Dorothy and Jackie.

Bill was born on September 11, 1934 and grew up in Southwest Minneapolis. He served honorably in the Navy during the Korean War. After his retirement from Graco Inc, Bill moved to the Crosslake, MN area where he enjoyed the lake life, and his passion of golf, where he made many great friends. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor, which will be greatly missed.

Bill’s family would like to express their deepest gratitude and thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice for their loving support and care.

A celebration of life will be in the Spring or Summer of 2022, at Crosslake Lutheran Church, Crosslake, MN

Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Crosslake.
Maxine Mae Nordby
March 6, 1930 ~ December 10, 2021

Maxine Mae Nordby (Remund), age 91, of Mankato, MN, passed away peacefully, Friday, December 10, 2021, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, MN.

A Celebration of Life for Maxine will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 1-5 pm at Northview - North Mankato Mortuary located at 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003 (www.mankatomortuary.com).
Ronald Joseph DeLaHunt
February 8, 1936 - December 7, 2021

Ronald Joseph DeLaHunt, 85, of Sun City West, AZ, and Crosslake, MN, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, on December 7, 2021. He was 85 years old. Ron was born on February 8, 1936, in St. Paul, MN.

Ron earned his accounting degree at the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He then served in the United States Army assigned to the 101st Airborne Division in Etain, France. Upon his return, he earned his CPA Certificate. Ron was the founding member of the  DeLaHunt CPA firm.

Ron was very active in the Lions Club and the Jaycees. He had a passion for gardening, was an usher at his local church in AZ, enjoyed boating, snowmobiling and a nice round of golf with his buddies.

Ron married Barbara Ann Holtsapple in 1960 and together they had 5 daughters. Ron was preceded in death by wife, Barb, his parents, Helen (Muellner) and Ronald J. DeLaHunt, and daughter Colleen. He is survived by his children: Cherye (Mark) Olmschenk, Beth (Bryan) DeLaHunt, Cindy DeLaHunt and Kelly Jo DeLaHunt; Grandchildren: Kyle (Jen) Olmschenk, Kevin (Alexi) Olmschenk, Nicci (Tom) Barilla, Rick (Brittany) Sherman, Katie Hardin, Billy Hardin, Brandon (Stephanie) DeLaHunt and Austin Leibel; and Great-grandchildren: Jack, Liam, Rylie, Lucianna, Mariano, George, Makenna, Kai, Nikola, Weston and Rylan.

Dad, we love you and you will be forever missed. A private Celebration of Life will be held by the family. Memorial tributes can be made to Hope Hospice, Attn: Donations, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Hubert Frans Lindblad
January 14, 1930 - December 10, 2021

Hubert Frans Lindblad, age 91 of Outing and Breckenridge died on December 10, 2021 at the Twin Town Villa Assisted Living Community in Breckenridge. He was born on January 14, 1930 in Willmar to Frans and Marvel (Knutson) Lindblad. Hubert was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. On October 11, 1953, he married Iris Elizabeth Thunberg in Braham. He was a lifetime member of the Kraus-Hartig VFW Post 6587 in Spring Lake Park.

Hubert is survived by one son, Wayne (Marcia) Lindblad of North Oaks; one daughter, Connie (Peter) Jensen of Breckenridge; five grandchildren, Sarah (Mark) Steiner, Kristofer Lindblad, Erika (Bryce) Wetzel and twins Brent and Kort Lindblad; four great grandchildren, twins Aaron and Dylan Steiner, Kaitlyn Steiner and Mia Wetzel; one brother, Waldron Lindblad of Colfax, WA; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Lindblad of Edina and Barbara Sorkilmo of Elk River.

Preceding Hubert in death are his parents; his wife Iris in 2013 and one brother, Ralph Lindblad.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Outing. Burial was on Friday, December 17 at the Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis with full military honors by the Kraus-Hartig VFW Post. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
Duane Raymond Swanson
January 12, 1934 - December 9, 2021

Duane Raymond Swanson, age 87, of Crosslake, MN, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday December 9, 2021. Services will be held at a later date.

Duane was born on January 12, 1934 in Princeton, MN to Byrtle and Ida (Jones) Swanson. He married Kathy Brann on May 15, 1965 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and together they had six children. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathy, his children Carol, Karen, Mark, Kevin, and Eric, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Duane is preceded in death by his son, Stephen, his sister Jan, and his brother Ralph.

Arrangements are entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Crosslake.
Rita Lindberg
October 6, 1928 ~ December 9, 2021

Rita (Burris) Lindberg, age 93, a 21 year resident of Crosslake, MN and formerly of Coon Rapids, MN, passed away on December 9, 2021. Rita had a passion for travel, camping, feeding the birds and bird watching, sewing, crocheting, puzzles, reading, planning and cooking fantastic meals, noteworthy deviled eggs and baking cookies. She had a hard time passing up an interesting new recipe or an invite on a trip. She was a master seamstress and could design, create and sew to a finished product. She will be missed by all.

Rita is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Lindberg; Parents, Art and Mae Burris; sister, Ruecel (Burris) Branom.

She is much loved and survived by son, Craig (Robin) Lindberg; daughter, Karen (Rick)  Berglund; 8 Grandchildren, Jeremy (Jolene) Balfany, Joshua (Mya) Balfany, Travis (Ashley) Balfany, Tanner (Jenn) Balfany, Ketti Lindberg, JohnLars (Emily) Lindberg, Melissa (Ryan) Westervelt and Bradley (Celina) Berglund; 15 Great Grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Kaufert and June Johnson; nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Celebration of Life will be on December 20, 2021 at The Mill Site located at 111 Harrison St., Anoka, MN 55303 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm with Memorial service starting at noon. Buffet will be served. Internment and Burial will be in the late spring/early summer of 2022 at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids, MN. Date and time to be determined.
Beverly Dawn McGill
December 6, 2021

Beverly Dawn McGill, 93, of Lenexa, KS passed peacefully on December 6, 2021 with family at her side. An outdoor memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, December 14th at 3 p.m. at  the Grand Pavilion, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, Lenexa, KS.

Bev and her husband of 67 years, Ronald Michael McGill, Sr., were blessed with 11 children, 30 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Funeral Consumers Alliance at: http://www.funeralskc.org/gifting. View more details and share your condolences and memories at: Facebook.com/KansasCityFuneralDirectors
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