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Obituary - Posted: 1/24/03

Obituaries Jan. 24, 2003

Joan Blake

Funeral services for Joan M. Blake, 63, Ham Lake, took place Jan. 16 at Peace Lutheran Church, Coon Rapids. Rev. Kenneth DeFor Jr., officiated.

Blake died Jan. 13 at Mercy Hospital. She was born March 11, 1939 in Minneapolis to Edward J. Kohanek and Gladys M. Smith.

She is survived by her husband Orrie; children, Jill (Don) Caperoon, Joel (Kris), Jon (Elaine), Paul (Sally), Todd (Becki); grandchildren, Leigh, Kurt, Chad, Danielle, Kori, Catherine, Stephanie; and great-grandson, Josiah.

Arrangements were by Methven-Taylor Funeral Home. Blaine Chapel.

Ada Davis

Funeral services for Ada E. Davis, 89, Champlin, took place Jan. 17 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints-Elm Creek Chapel, Brooklyn Park.

Davis died Jan. 13 at North Ridge Care Center, New Hope. She was born July 12, 1913 in Rapidan to Charles L. and Mary V. (Averill) Bedbury.

She is survived by her sons, Gary (Muriel) Davis of Pequot Lakes, Wayne (Kayla) Davis of Maple Grove; daughters, Maxine (Robert) Hayes of Milaca, Linda (Bard) Kallestad of Oak Grove; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan.

Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Paul Hackbarth

Funeral services for Paul J. Hackbarth "Clancy," 46, Brooklyn Park, took place Jan. 17 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Brooklyn Center. Rev. Martin Stillmeck officiated.

Hackbarth died in Rockford, Ill. He was born Dec. 8, 1956 in Minneapolis to Harold P. Hackbarth and Mary Egan and was a machinist at Hoffman Engineering.

He is survived by his sons, Paul, Jeremy, Michael, Ryan; daughter, Nichole; mother, Mary; grandchildren, Alexis, Jeremy, Valerie, Jordan; brothers, Darrell, Tom, Edward; sisters, Darlene, Susan, Mary; and godchild, Brooke.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold.

Pallbearers were Paul, Jeremy, Michael, Ryan, Tom and Edward Hackbarth.

Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Gearhart.

Lois Johnson

Funeral services for Lois V. Johnson, 93, St. Francis, took place Jan. 18 at St. Francis United Methodist Church. Rev. Rhodel Jacobson officiated.

Johnson died Jan. 15 at Elim Home, Princeton. She was born July 24, 1909 in Champlin to James E. Gaslin and Lela B. Bird, and was a retired secretary to the superintendent of St. Francis School District 15.

She is survived by her son, Floyd and wife JoAnne Johnson; daughter, Myrtice and husband, Paul Hanson; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister, Hazel Wyatt.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd; and brother, Merle Gaslin.

Pallbearers were Debbie Knight, Sherry Brabant, Denise Burns, Robyn Bayerl, Andrea Johnson, Nicole Meyer, Jeff, Tim and Steve Hanson, and Pam Anderson.

Interment was at West Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Orison Johnson

Funeral services for Rev. Orison B. Johnson, 84, Elk River, formerly of Anoka, took place Jan. 20 at Elim Baptist Church, Anoka. Rev. Robert Brunko officiated.

Johnson died at Mercy Hospital Jan. 16. He was born March 23, 1918 in Aurelia, Iowa, to Earl W. and Pearl V. (Dyslin) Johnson. He was retired from Federal Cartridge after 33 years and was visitation pastor from Elim Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Judith Damerow, Mark Johnson and wife Jan, Ruth Vanek and husband Ken, Daniel Johnson and wife Barbara, Lisa Mjos and husband Ron; stepchildren, Gary Dehn, Cheryl O'Connor, Cathy Baillargeon; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; brother, Burch Johnson; sisters, Mabel (Don) Braband, Mildred (Arnold) Garbers; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; parents, Earl and Pearl Johnson; brother, Lester; and an infant brother.

Pallbearer were Curt and Ken Dehn, Ben Hovet, Andy and Joey Johnson and Jessica Mjos.

Interment was at Forest Hill Cemetery, Anoka. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Violet Johnson

Funeral services for Violet Jane Johnson, 90, Anoka, formerly of Blaine, took place Jan. 20 at Peace Lutheran Church, Coon Rapids. Rev. Kenneth DeFor Jr. officiated.

Johnson died Jan. 16 at Anoka Care Center. She was born May 2, 1912 in Paddock Township to Elmer O. Grant and Frieda Heuer. She was retired from retail sales.

She is survived by her children, Donald (Joyce) Hemphill, Lois (Blaine) Edmundson; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; grandson, Paul; three brothers; and one sister.

Pallbearers were Mike Munson, Ben Edmundson, Glen and Roy Hemphill, and Darwin and Roger Wilson.

Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Interment was at Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, Blaine Chapel.

Raymond Kuhnhenn

Funeral services for Raymond Hans Kuhnhenn, 77, Princeton, formerly of St. Francis, took place Jan. 17 at Dare's Funeral Home, Elk River.

Kuhnhenn died Jan. 14 at Elim Nursing Home, Princeton. He was born June 6, 1925 in Welcome, Martin County to Albert and Dora (Heinrich) Kuhnhenn. He graduated from St. Francis High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. He was a retired bricklayer.

He is survived by his nephews, Ervin and Steven Kuhnhenn; ex-wife, Penny Quast; and stepchildren, Michael Quast, Micky Mekosch, Kevin Quast, Pam Quast, Tom Quast, John Quast, Paul Quast and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Dora Kuhnhenn; brother, Ervin; and sister, Gladis Kuhnhenn.

Pallbearers were Ted Jenne, Arlo Greenberg, John and Jim Jones, Jay Alferness and Tim Quast.

Interment was at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, N.D. Arrangements were by Dare's Funeral Service.

Raymond Martin Sr.

Funeral services for Raymond V. Martin Sr., 71, Anoka, took place Jan. 23 at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Martin died Jan. 16 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Home, St. Paul. He was born Aug. 7, 1931 in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, and was retired from Chicago Northwestern Railroad.

He is survived by his wife, Laura; children, Barbara (Mark) Smith, Rhonda (Mark) Pollock, Deborah (Rick) Townsend, Karen (Mark) Swart, Wendy Fulmer, Ronald Jr. (Marla), Laura Tilley; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine (Lowell) Hurwitz, Cheryl (Jay) Babin; and brother, Dennis.

Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home.

Marcia Raney

Funeral services for Marcia J. Raney, 82, Anoka, took place Jan. 23 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, Anoka. Rev. Mark VanSloun officiated.

Raney died Jan. 20 at St. John's Hospital, Maplewood. She was born Oct. 25, 1920 in Anoka to John O. and Ruth V. (Lundberg) Hall, was a retired clerical worker at Edina Realty and secretary for the Anoka city manager.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Jeff) Jackola, Elizabeth (Martin) Dunn, Margaret (John) Haack; grandchildren, Jenny and Jon Jackola, Andy (Eliza) Dunn, Chris Dunn; brother, Charles (Laurie) Hall; and sister, Bea (Jim) Buckley.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Keith Jensen and Gerald Raney.

Pallbearers were Jon Bendix, Ed Coleman, Larry Dunn, Elwood Anderson Ed Wilberg and Tuffy Nelson.

Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Arthur Sjolund Jr.

Funeral services for Arthur Carl Sjolund Jr., 77, Blaine, took place Jan. 24 at the Minnesota Veterans Home. Chaplain Neil Hering officiated.

Sjolund died Jan. 18 at the Minnesota Veterans Home. He was born Dec. 16, 1925 in Duluth to Alvilda Constance Olson and Arthur Carl Sjolund. He was a retired drapery installer and a veteran of the World War II where he served as a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corp.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; children, Robert (Serena), Mark Sjolund; grandchildren, Charles, Sarah, Dankel, and Angela Sjolund. great-granddaughter, Megan Sjolund; brother, Richard (Carol) Sjolund; sisters, Gloria Mitchell, Patricia Carls, Nancy (Patrick) Donahue; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sons, Steven and David Sjolund.

Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, Blaine Chapel.

Verna Smith

Funeral services for Verna L. Smith, 71, Blaine, took place Jan. 18 at Peace Lutheran Church, Coon Rapids. Rev. Ken DeFor officiated.

Smith died Jan. 15 in Blaine. She was born May 20, 1931 in Knox, N.D., to Albert and Rose Skar.

She is survived by her children, Connie (John) Iacono, Wayne (Pam), Rick (Laurie), Cheryl (Bill) Schroeder, Rick (Monica), Rita (Lee Sr.) Reed, Kenny (Kay), David (Peggy), Paula (Lance) Casar; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Albert and Larry Skar; sisters, Carol Kritzsky and Lorraine Smith; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and special caregiver, Shirley Watson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; and grandson, Jonathan.

Pallbearers were Jacob and Ricky Schroeder, Nathan Smith, Adam and Aaron Casar and Lee Reed Jr.

Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements were by Gearhart Funeral Chapel, Coon Rapids.


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