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Obituaries


Jessie Marie Howard
December 3, 1925-September 6, 2014

Jessie Marie Howard, 88, of Breezy Point, MN and Palm Desert, CA, died Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Good Samaritan Village – Bethany, in Brainerd, MN. A memorial service was held Sunday, September 14 at the Brenny Funeral Chapel, Crosslake, MN.

Jessie was born December 3, 1925, in Reading, PA, the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Whitney) Hodgkins. As a young woman, Jessie was a model in New York City – an experience she treasured. In 1952, she married Dr. Frank Howard and Jessie dedicated her life to her family. She was an active wife and mother. She was politically active and enjoyed cheering on some of her favorite sports teams: The Twins, The Vikings and The Anaheim Ducks. Jessie also enjoyed working crossword puzzles. She  cherished her time at the lake with her family.

She is survived by her children, Jeffrey Howard, of Agoura Hills, CA, Constance Jones, of St. Cloud, MN, Bruce (Brenda) Howard, of Coeur ‘d Alene, ID, and Phillip (Heidi) Howard, of Kimball, MN;  nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Memorials are preferred to Mayo Foundation or Palm Springs Air Museum.

Lois Schuster
August 28, 1928 - September 9, 2014

Lois Roberta Schuster, age 86, of Pine River, passed away at Quiet Oaks Hospice House on Sept. 9, 2014, with her family at her side. She was born to Walter and Esther Hudoba in Minneapolis, MN, on August 28, 1928, the youngest of three children. Lois graduated from Edison High School in NE Minneapolis. She was united in marriage to William Schuster on Sept. 25, 1948, in Minneapolis. Bill and Lois resided in Pine River, MN, until they moved to Brainerd, MN, in 1959. Lois worked for her brother-in-law at the family-run grocery store in Pine River. After their move to Brainerd, she was employed at Citizen’s State Bank until her retirement in 1981.

After their retirement, Bill and Lois spent their summers on Lake Ada near Pine River, and their winters in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Even after Bill’s death in 1988, Lois continued to summer on Lake Ada and winter in Lake Havasu City.

Lois loved her children, grandchildren and especially her two great granddaughters. She always had a smile and a laugh for them as well as chocolate chip cookies. Her grandchildren affectionately called her “Lou Dog”. She faithfully attended every major event in their lives. She had a generous spirit and was known for her laugh and smile.

Lois enjoyed trips home from Arizona with her son, Steve, and his wife, Lynn and sometimes her sister, Eileen. They would take sightseeing side trips all the way home to Minnesota. She also traveled on a cruise to Alaska and the Panama Canal with family. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pine River and the Eagles, Elks and Pine River Legion Auxiliaries.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Eileen, and son-in-law, Stuart Ross. She will be missed by her son, Stephen Schuster (Lynn) of Sauk Rapids, MN; daughter, Lynda Ross (Larry Hansen) of Grand Rapids, MN; grandson, Ryan Ross (Jill) of Hanover, MN; granddaughter, Aimee  Ross (Lucas Peters) of Grand Rapids, MN; great granddaughters, Sydney and Avery Ross; brother, Walter Hudoba (Virginia); sister-in-law, Donna Watson (Derald); and 13 nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial is on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River with burial at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine River.

Joan L. Thayer
1925 - September 1, 2014

Joan L. Thayer "graduated" Sept.1, 2014 at her cabin on Rush Lake surrounded by her adoring family. Born to Lynn G. Lindsay and Beatrice O'Neill Lindsay in 1925, her family was one of the first summer residents on the Whitefish Chain in the late 1920's. Joan was greatly admired for her energy, enthusiasm, compassion and wit. Always inclusive, she never met a stranger. Through her involvement with Camp Knutson, the Crosslake Historical Society, the Hazelden Foundation, the Childrens Hospital of St. Paul, and as the founder of The Jr. League of Alton, Ill., Joan was always helping others. Her love  of American History and antiques started in 1965 when she opened her first antique shop on Grand Ave. and included a successful Estate Sale business.

Joan is greeted in heaven by her husband, John, and son, Bobby.

Joan will be missed greatly by her daughters, Lynne, husband Jack Stroker; Nancy, husband Larry Haggerty; six grandchildren, Ryan and Lilia Stroker, Robby Stroker, Chealsea Stroker, and son Bob's children: Henry, wife Faith Thayer, Michael Thayer, Erin Thayer, husband John Oros. Great grandchildren, Quincy, Cecily. Through her lifetime, Joan "adopted" many others who became family.

A Memorial Celebration is planned for the spring of 2015 in St. Paul and also in Crosslake. Please send memorials payable to: Nurses Aide Fund/L. Haggerty, Custodian and mail to: JLT Memorial Fund, Box 744, Crosslake, Mn 56442. (non tax deductible). The funds raised will be dispersed among the devoted, loving nurses aides who assisted Joan at the Memory Care Center in Brainerd. She would love this idea.

Larry Bach
DOD August 13, 2014

Larry Bach, age 79, of Pequot Lakes, formerly Lower South Long Lake, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Survived by wife, Darlene; daughters, Deanie Kohlbeck, Karen Pfeiffer; son, Charlie Bach; sister, Marilyn Oliver; brothers, David and Bill Bach. Services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, September 12, Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St. NW, Elk River, MN. Visitation one hour prior.  Arrangements Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes, MN.

Louis "Swede" Shockley
DOD September 3, 2014

Louis "Swede" Shockley, 84, of Merrifield, MN died on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Essentia Health/St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, MN. A Memorial Service for Louis will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:00AM at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake, MN. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 5:00- 7:00PM at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake, MN and one hour prior to services on Tuesday. Interment at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Crosslake, MN.

Alex Dale Sutton
DOD September 1, 2014

Alex Dale Sutton went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 1, 2014 at his home in Emily surrounded by his family. He battled cancer for eight months with resilience and hope. He displayed courage and honor during his suffering, as he did throughout his life. Alex was a volunteer fireman for the Emily Fire Department for 26 years. He served as an Assistant Fire Chief and other positions for the department. He cared about the town of Emily and contributed to the community. He was a former Emily Charter School Board member and was one of the leaders in the founding the Emily Charter School. Alex owned and operated Quality Fabricating Inc. since 1981. He established a successful company with dedicated workers.

Alex’s generosity included sharing the Canadian experience with others by hosting family and friends at his cabin in Canada. If you’ve ever met Alex, you’ve heard “Howdy, do you want to go to Canada?” He truly enjoyed teaching children to love the outdoors, having shore lunches, fishing and water tubing rides, and riding on four wheelers and snowmobiles. He owned and operated Caliper Lake Lodge in Nestor Falls, Ontario, Canada. Most of all, he loved time spent with his loving wife Donna, family and friends. He married the love of his life, Donna in Maui, Hawaii on May 28, 2000.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; 1 son, Brandyn Pelphrey of Emily; 4 daughters, Trista Sutton of Brainerd, Chelsea Sutton of Brainerd, Macayla Pelphrey of Belfield, ND and Makenzie (Geoffrey) Adams of Brainerd; his Mother, Mary Lou Sutton of Deerwood;1 brother, Sid Jr. (Faye) Sutton of Shafer, MN and 1 sister, Cindy (fiancé, Rich O’Neil) Sutton of Aitkin; 3 grandchildren, Malena, Akeley, and Ezra.

Alex will be greeted in heaven by his father, Sid and a sister, Leona Jensen.

Funeral services were held September 6, 2014 at The Log Church in Crosslake. Burial took place at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

John E. Weaver Sr.
DOD August 18, 2014

John E. Weaver Sr., 70, of Merrifield, MN died on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Essentia Health Hospital in Brainerd, MN. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN.

Willard “Bill” Dahlberg
March 12, 1927 – August 25, 2014

Willard “Bill” Dahlberg, age 87, of Breezy Point, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, at his home. He was born to William and Harriet (Steinbach) Dahlberg on March 12, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He married Barb Malmborg in December of 1972. Bill served in law enforcement for 24 years with the Brooklyn Center  Police Department. He retired in 1983, and moved to the couple’s home on Lake Ossawinamakee. Bill enjoyed being around home, gardening, working in the yard, tending the trees, but especially enjoyed being around his children and grandchildren when they would come to visit at the lake.

Bill is survived by his wife, Barb of Breezy Point; children and grandchildren: Jeff (Mary) Dahlberg, Tyler and Connor of Brooklyn Park; Bill Jr. and Tori of Breezy Point; Beth (Kevin) Scheiterlein, Kevin Jr. (Danielle), Jesse, Steve and Adam, all of Sartell; sister, Doris (Al) Anderson; niece, Lonnee Dickson; nephews, Tim, Tom, and Charlie Anderson; his dogs, Cindy, Susie and Janie; and his cat, Evo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services were held August 30, 2014 at Crosslake Lutheran Church, Crosslake. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.

Therese Illies
November 5, 1954 – August 24, 2014

Therese Illies, Age 59, passed away Sat. Aug. 24 peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born Nov. 5 to Vincent & Dolores (Bolduc) Wallerius, growing up Therese loved spending time on Medicine Lake. She was an excellent water skier, performing top of the pyramid roles in water ski  stunts. She also was an exquisite flutist, competing in many solos. Therese graduated Totino Grace High School (72’) and attended St. Catherine University before marrying her soul mate Jerry on Sept. 28, 1975.

Therese worked for 17 yrs at Partners in Pediatrics in Maple Grove before moving to Crosslake, MN, where she was employed at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

To know Therese was to immediately fall in love with her. She had an amazing ability to bring a sense of calmness and happiness to others. She will be remembered for her magnetic personality, welcoming smile, selfless attitude, witty sense of humor, and the ability to give the perfect advice no matter the situation.

Therese is survived by her true love of 40 years, Jerry; her three children Jason (Jody) Illies, Patrick (Gina) Illies, and Sara (Tony) Klemme; her seven grandchildren Gavin, Lola, Ella, Vincent,  Benjamin, Jack, and Alexandra; and her brothers and sisters Ronald Wallerius, Rita Ann (Claude) Stevens, Joanne (Lenny) Rabatin, John (Mary Liz) Wallerius, Mary Lu ( Jerry “Shorty”) Theis.

A celebration of her life was held at Immaculate Heart Church in Crosslake, MN on Sat, Aug. 30th, 2014 with a visitation and a Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mayo Clinic-Team Therese Lymphoma Research, c/o Sara Klemme 5511 Grassland Trail, Middleton WI 53562.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Carrie, Kim and the hospice team at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center; Dr. Carrie Thompson, Dr. Jeff Rabatin, and Dr. Amy Rabatin of Mayo Clinic; Dr. Kara Maucieri of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center; participants of Team Therese, and the countless others who acted as friends to Therese. Your love and support for will never be forgotten.

John Howard Pribyl
February 18, 1962 - August 23, 2014

John Howard Pribyl, age 52, of Fifty Lakes died on August 23, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born in Crosby on February 18, 1962 to Ernest and Henrietta (Suek) Pribyl, Jr.

John graduated from Crosby-Ironton High School, class of 1980. He continued his education at the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, where he earned a degree in drafting. He owned John Pribyl Inc. where he designed thousands of homes over the last 30 years. he love to hunt, enjoyed the outdoors fishing, boating and riding his motorcycle, as well as spending time with his boys. He coached youth boys' basketball at Crosby-Ironton for many years. He also created One Horse Productions, which brought many people's dreams of creating music alive. John enjoyed performing locally and was a large part of the musical performances in our community. His passion for music and songwriting has left us all with many wonderful memories and his talents and outlook will continue to be an inspiration to all of those who knew him.

He is survived by 3 boys, Joshua, Tyler and Wyatt all of Crosby; his mother, Henrietta; 1 brother, Joseph (Jane) Pribyl of Shoreview and 2 sisters, Anita (Peter) Anderson of Aitkin, and Kathy (Kevin) Stromberg of Aitkin.

He is preceded in death by his father Ernie.

A memorial service will be held 2:00pm on Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby. Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday at the Deerwood Auditorium from 4 to 8pm. Any musician that would like to share their music, is invited to do so at the auditorium on Friday. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Lero “Irene” (Pond) Finkel
October 23, 1937 – August 19, 2014

Lero “Irene” (Pond) Finkel, 76, of Crosslake, formerly of Chaska, MN passed away peacefully August 19, 2014 at Golden Horizons Assisted Living. Services were held August 21, 2014 at Mission of the Cross Lutheran Church in Crosslake. Interment at Pinewood Cemetery.

Lero was born October 23, 1937, in Wachula, FL, the daughter of Donald and Lero (Palmer) Pond. Lero was baptized into the faith on May 8, 1937. She confirmed that faith at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes, MN in the Spring of 1951. She attended grade school in Ideal Township and graduated as Valedictorian from Pequot Lakes in 1955. In 1976, she married Leon. Irene loved raising her family. She liked to garden, cook and bake. She collected angels and was an active member at Mission of the Cross Church.

She will be missed by her children, John (Barb) Derksen, of Pequot Lakes, Keith (Vickie) Derksen, of Pine River, Lori (Tim) Nolan, of Hutchinson, and Esther (Daniel) Burns, of Marion, WI; step-children, Michael (Lori) Finkel, of Sun Prairie, WI, Carol (Mark )Hanson, of New Auburn, WI, and Judy (Jesse) Pierce, of New Prague, MN; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Allan Pond, Ed (Barb) Pond, and Martha Pond. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and four brothers.

Serina Marie Macias
March 23, 1998 – August 15, 2014

Serina Marie Macias, age 16, of Pine River, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014. She was born March 23, 1998, in San Jose, CA. Serina was a loving daughter, sister, niece, grandchild and a friend to many.

Serina is survived by her mother, Mary Frausto; father, Enrique Macias; and brothers, Gabriel Frausto and Ricky Macias.

A celebration of life was held Aug. 23, 2014 at the Pine River Dam Park.

Clark David Saltness
March 15, 1955 - August 15, 2014

Clark David Saltness age 59 of Ironton passed away on August 15, 2014 at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis. Clark was born on March 15, 1955 in Harvey, ND to Gerald and Beverly Jean (Backus) Saltness. He was a retired employee of BNSF Railroad with over 27 years of service and a member of the Aitkin Legion.

Survivors include his fiancé, Nicole Gutzman of Ironton; 2 daughters, Kari Saltness of Crosby and Kelly Saltness of Brainerd; 2 brothers, Jim Saltness of Naples, FL and Jerry Saltness of The Villages, FL and five grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Gerald and Jean Saltness; and a nephew Jared Saltness.

Funeral services were held August 23, 2014 at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby with full military honors given by the Aitkin Legion.

Isabelle G. Busby
on February 8, 1914 - July 11, 2014

Isabelle Georgia Busby age 100 of Pine River formerly of Outing died on July 11, 2014 at Essentia St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. She was born on February 8, 1914 in Minneapolis to Homer “ Daniel” and Iva (Pittard) Harris. She married Orville Vernon Busby on August 20, 1932 in Minneapolis.

Isabelle was a member of the Narrows Community Church in Outing; the Longville-Outing Senior Citizens Club; 55 Alive; Cass County Board on Aging; Cass County Historical Society; Longville “Young at Heart” Club, serving as president; and the Medicine Lake Community Club. She was Outstanding Senior Citizen for Cass County in 1989.

Survivors include 3 sons, Wendel Busby of Pine River, David (Charlene) Busby of Commerce City, CO, and Daniel (Vickie) Busby of Center City; 4 daughters, Loralee Edlund of Battle Lake, Cathie (Michael) Molde of Wayzata, Connie (Donald) Anderson of Princeton and Cindy Busby of Grand Rapids; 1 sister, Betty Waldron of Pine River; 1 daughter-in-law, Judith Busby of Lincoln, IL; sister-in-law Betty Harris of Spring Lake Park; Twenty nine grandchildren and forty four great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband Orville in 1993; 1 daughter, Eleanor Jakubik, 1 son, Orville Busby; 1 brother, Fred Harris; 1 sister, Jeanne Tucker and four grandchildren.

A memorial services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Narrows Community Church in Outing. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services at the church.

Marjorie A. Cobey
August 12, 2014

Marjorie A. Cobey, 67, of Breezy Point, MN died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Pequot Lakes, MN.

Marjorie suffered so much; our family would like you to remember her as we do, before all the back pain.

Eva Marie “Evie” (Taylor) Peterson
May 14, 1931 – August 12, 2014

Eva Marie “Evie” (Taylor) Peterson, age 83, of Pine River, MN, died peacefully Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. She was born on May 14, 1931, at Renville Hospital, Olivia, MN, to Ralph W. and Oma L. Taylor, and had five brothers and one sister.

As a young girl on the farm in Olivia, Eva was in charge of the chickens- a job she hated-but loved being outside more than in, so accepted her fate. During high school, tumbling was her sport of choice. She was voted homecoming queen and dubbed “the most beautiful gal in town.”

As a young woman, Eva attended St. Cloud State University and went on to work for Cargill as a dispatcher, then as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines. On August 1, 1958, Eva married Howard Peterson at Minnehaha United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. Howard and Eva have three children: Scott Howard, Avalon “Loni” Jean and Kim Marie.

After moving to the Pine River area from the twin cities to raise their family, Eva, along with two sisters-in-law, bought and operated the Swanburg store. Following that business venture, Eva enjoyed many, many years working at Silbaugh’s Department Store in Pine River in the fabric department-a job she loved.

Eva enjoyed bowling, water skiing sewing, baking and loved participating in church choir and the Swanburg Church Women’s Circle. She will be remembered for her general love for all holidays and her Halloween costumes for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters. But Eva’s greatest joy always was in family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandma, and was like a second mom to many.

Eva is survived by her husband, Howard, with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage on August 1; son, Scott (Kathy); daughters, Loni Porta (Allan), Kim Johnson; grandchildren: Brittany, Tyler, Tanner, Dallas, Molly, Megan; sister, Katherine Shaw (Gilbert); brothers: Ralph Taylor (Carole), Donald Taylor (Beverly), Dennis Taylor (Vonnie), Jerry Taylor (Phyllis); and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Bob Taylor.

Services were held August 18th, 2014 at Faith Lutheran Church, Swanburg.

Harvey L. Kottschade
March 8, 1931 – August 11, 2014

Harvey L. Kottschade, age 83, of Bemidji, formerly of Pequot Lakes, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. He was born to Louis and Vernie (Maine) Kottschade on March 8, 1931, in Meadow Brook Township, Cass County, Minnesota. Harvey was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1951 1955. Harvey had farmed in the area most all of his life.

Harvey is survived by his son, Louis Gross (Debra); three grandchildren, Amber Dedilzen, Ashlee and Jordan Gross; siblings, Sarah Wermter, Donna Rivard, Nora Jabas, Doris Campbell, Cecil, Myron and Robert Kottschade.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Leona Kottschade, Basil Kottschade, Grace  Decamp, June Mapes, and Milton Kottschade. Services were held August 15th, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Community Church, rural Pequot Lakes. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Pequot Lakes.

Shirley Jean Erickson Haas
December 15, 1930 - August 9, 2014

Shirley Jean Erickson was born on December 15th, 1930 in Great Falls, Montana and was named after famous child actress, Shirley Temple. She was raised primarily by her grandparents in Karmel Township near Princeton, MN after the tragic death of her mother when she was only 5 years old. Shirley's grandmother and grandfather were immigrants from Europe and she learned Swedish while sitting quietly in the parlor when the neighborhood ladies met to fellowship. For most of her life she could understand the language only when those around her were speaking it and she was listening.

In 1945, Shirley was sent to live in the Twin Cities after the death of her grandmother. She lived with  various relatives and worked to earn her keep while attending secondary school at West High School. After graduation in 1949, she attended Trinity Bible College in Chicago, IL and completed a certification course in 1952.

Shirley returned to Minneapolis to take a job at the Evangelical Free Church headquarters. She met her future husband, Harold Haas, while attending Salem Evangelical Free Church. They became engaged and married on July 16, 1955. Two years later, their first son, Kent Jonathan was born and 18 months after, Kevin Arthur followed. They welcomed their third son, Christopher Allan in 1962 but tragically lost a baby girl, Lori Jean, after only a few days of life in 1964. Shirley and Harold completed their family in 1969 by adopting daughter, Deborah Anne, from the Children's Home Society of Minnesota.

Shirley & Harold raised their family while living in the western suburbs of Minneapolis and attending several Evangelical Free churches along the way. Deeply committed to her family and friends, Shirley was also devoted to her faith in God and her Christian community, giving of herself and her time with a generous heart. She was always the first to reach out and help someone in need and would often give  more than she was able to afford, be it physically, emotionally or financially. Her faith never wavered, however, and when she and her husband retired to Lindstrom, MN in 1991, she continued to extend a helping hand to those around her.

In 1996, Shirley suffered a serious setback in her health when she underwent open-heart surgery. Due to complications with diabetes her recovery was protracted and she suffered permanent damage to her heart. Despite failing health, Shirley continued to participate with her community and her church, giving of her time and energy in both Crosslake, MN and Tucson, AZ. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren, Alex and Madison Haas, and she proudly shared their accomplishments with everyone to whom she became acquainted.

Last May, Shirley was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She gradually weakened as her heart function diminished and she passed away, peacefully, in the presence of her husband on Saturday, August 9th at the Good Samaritan-Bethany Society in Brainerd, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Florence and her brothers, Larry and Dennis. Shirley will be greatly missed by her husband, Harold, her children, Kent, Kevin, Christopher and Deborah, her grandchildren, Alex and Madison, her sisters Lois, Jessie and Ruth Ann and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials are preferred to Tandala Hospital, Congo and The Log Church building fund.

A memorial service was held at Crosslake Evangelical Free Church (The Log Church) on Wednesday, August 13th. Interment was at Karmel Covenant Church. Arrangements are in the care of Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge. www.carlsonlillemoen.com

Beverly Ann Huff
October 9, 1942 - August 10, 2014

Beverly Ann Huff age 71 of Crosby died at her home on Sunday, August 10, 2014.

She was born on October 9, 1942 in Emily to Stacy and Irma (King) Huff. Bev was an LPN at Roger Williams Hospital in Providence, RI for 40 years. She was an active member in her church and the church choir. She had many close friends in Road Island while she was away from Minnesota. Bev returned to Crosby in 2006 and lived at the Edgewood where she had many friends was very active. Beverly and her friends were a great support for the “Emily Care and Share.”

Survivors include 3 brothers; Wayne (Alice) Huff, David (Mary) Huff all of Duncanville, TX; Gordy (Judy) Huff of Emily, 2 sisters, Sharon (Ron) Process of Sagola, MI, and Martie (Tom) Hansen of Palisade; numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents, a brother, Larry and a sister, Joyce Burgstaler-Jerry.

A celebration of her life was held at Moulton Lake on August 16, 2014. Memorial may be given to the Emily Care and Share, PO Box 354, Emily, MN 56447. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral  Home in Crosby.

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