Obituaries for Feb. 10, 2012

Bernard Ackerson

Memorial service for Bernard A. Ackerson, 91, Brooklyn Park, took place Feb. 1 at Brookdale Covenant Church, Brooklyn Center.

Ackerson was a retired employee of Midwest Tank.

He is survived by his son, Dean Ackerson; daughter, Joyce (Gary) Guzzo; granddaughter, Nancy (Dan) Tierney; grandson, Troy (Brandi) Guzzo; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; and daughter, Diane.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Chester Buganski

Funeral service for Chester Anthony Buganski, 81, Coon Rapids, took place Feb. 2 at Church of the Epiphany, Coon Rapids.

He is survived by her wife, Shirley; children, Steven Buganski, Linda Haselius, Diane Buganski (Anthony Bianchi); grandchildren, Andria, Thea, Rachel, Robert, Phillip and Justin; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine (LeRoy) Morin, Bernice Alain and Lee Brezny; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jason Goolsby-Haselius.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Alphonse Bydlon

Funeral service for Alphonse W. Bydlon, 96, Allen, Texas, formerly of Coon Rapids, will take place in Minneapolis in the spring.

Bydlon died Jan. 30. He was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Minneapolis to Peter and Mary Bydlon. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired truck driver for Gambles.

He is survived by his son, Richard Bydlon and wife Nancy of Allen; grandchildren, Laura Pope and husband Charles of Bloomington, Ind., and Sarah Bydlon of Bagley; great-grandchildren, Sophie Pope, Richard Pope and Anna Pope; brother, William Bydlon of Minneapolis; sister, Helen Sames of White Bear Lake; numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mary Bydlon; wife, Stella Bydlon; an infant son and son, Frank Bydlon; brothers, Ed Bydlon, Hank Bydlon, Wally Bydlon and Frank Bydlon; and sister, Julie Kingsrud.

Arrangements are by Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, McKinney, Texas.

 

Richard Danger

Funeral service for Richard H. Danger, 64, Ham Lake, formerly of Mora, will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 11) at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, East Bethel. Rev. Dan Nordin will officiate. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today (Friday, Feb. 10) at Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Danger died Feb. 2 at Camden Care Center in Minneapolis.

Arrangements are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

 

Lois French

Funeral service for Lois Eleanor French, 98, Anoka, took place Feb. 7 at First Baptist Church of Anoka. Rev. Abe Cardosa officiated.

French died Feb. 3 at Unity Hospital. She was born June 6, 1913 in Anoka to Benjamin Arnold and Blenda Caroline (Henrikson) Dougherty. She was a graduate of Anoka High School and worked as a teacher as well as a nurse at the then-Anoka State Hospital.

She is survived by her son, Tom (Kathy) French; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Polly Sharp, Ione Dumas, Theda (Ed) Lande, Norma (Leroy) Stone and Mavis (Jack) Guelker; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; sons, Ben and Dale; grandsons, Kevin, Chuck and Jason; great-granddaughter, Hannah; parents, Benjamin and Blenda Dougherty; brothers, Lloyd and Dennis; and sisters, Ruby and Carol.

Pallbearers were Gregg and Ben French, Bryan Gerdin, Roger Sharp, Louie Thompson and Ben Dougherty.

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

 

Bernard Froberg

Funeral service for Bernard P. Froberg, 75, Anoka, will take place today (Friday, Feb. 10) at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

Froberg died Feb. 5 at North Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 14, 1935 in Chippewa Falls, Wis., to Clarence A. and Carla A. (Steenson) Froberg and was a retired inspector at the Bureau of Engraving for 37 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children, Bernie (Cheryl), Brenda (Mike) Zachow, Pam (Mark) Holbrook, Melinda Carey (Ed Storebo), Bruce (Deanna), Brian and Chris (Kara); 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and one sister.

Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

 

Jerry Habstritt

Funeral service for Jerry C. Habstritt, 92, Northeast Minneapolis, took place Feb. 3 at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. Rev. David Solberg and Chaplain Steve Arnold officiated.

Habstritt died Jan. 29. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from the United States Postal Service.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie (Eide); sons, Richard (Carol) and Randy (Jeanne); grandchildren, Heidi (Jonah) Weiss, Brett (Amy Tyson), Tony (Kim) Ruberto, Courtney (Chuck Reichow) Ruberto, Nick (Deanna) Ruberto, Betsy Samuelson; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Charlet Martin and Lillian Wones.

Arrangements were by Methven-Taylor Funeral Homes and O.E. Larson-Osborne Mortuary, Minneapolis.

 

Thomas Hofkes

Memorial service for Thomas E. Hofkes, 59, Blaine, took place Feb. 1 at the Church of St. Timothy, Blaine.

Hofkes died Jan. 28.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Tiffany (Todd) Earnest and Katie Hofkes; parents, Eugene and Lois Hofkes; brothers, Michael (Sandy), John (Mary) and Stephen (Sally) Hofkes; sisters, Mary (Brad) Ewalt, Theresa Wiegert and Joanne (Wayne) Cowan.

Arrangements with Kozlak-Radulovich Blaine Chapel.

 

Arnold Levin

Funeral service for the Rev. Dr. Arnold G. Levin, 79, Andover, formerly of Rock Island, Ill., took place Thursday, Feb. 9 at Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor Peter Nycklemoe officiated.

Levin was ordained an ELCA Lutheran pastor in 1960 and served Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Portsmouth, N.H., then after receiving his doctorate of theology from Harvard in 1966, he taught in the religion department at Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., for 32 years, retiring in 1998 and moving to Andover.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; children, Lori (Gary) Westerlund of Seattle, Wash., Lynn (Rod) Schaefer of Andover, Sheryl (Phil) Lundahl of Seattle, Eric (Barbara) Levin of N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and sister, Mary Ann Hammerbeck of Oregon.

Arrangements were by Methven-Taylor Funeral Home Anoka Chapel.

 

Douglas Meyenburg Sr.

Funeral service for Douglas J. Meyenburg, Sr., 89, East Bethel, took place Feb. 3 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, East Bethel. Rev. Brian Fragodt officiated.

Meyenburg died Jan. 29. He was born Aug. 24, 1922 in Montevideo to Herman and Marie (Tesnow) Meyenburg. He served in the Army and moved to Coon Lake in August 1952. In the 1950s he owned a gas station in northeast Minneapolis, later worked at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, then for the city of East Bethel, becoming supervisor for the road and park division and establishing the city park system before retiring from the city after more than 20 years of service.

He is survived by his children, Doug (Bobbie) Meyenburg, Jr. of East Bethel, Sue (Terry) Stumvoll of Pequot Lakes, Don (Therese) Meyenburg of Isanti, Dave (Lori) Meyenburg of Vallejo, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sandy; great-granddaughter, Lauren; brother, Clem; and sister, Flo.

Pallbearers were Mark, Matt, Mike and Mitch Ellefson, Chuck, Steve and Tim Meyenburg, Rich Stumvoll and Mike Trymucha.

Interment was at East Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements were by Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.

 

Robert Newman

Memorial gathering for Robert Lewis Newman, Sr., 88, Coon Rapids, took place at his home Feb. 4.

Newman died January 30, 2012 of heart failure. He built and operated for many years, Norway Ridge Resort and Supperclub on Kimbal Lake in Pequot Lakes and was also an over the road truck driver for over 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Bess; son, Robert Lewis Jr.; daughter, Holly Lind; son-in-law, Michael Lind; and grandson, Mikko Robert Lind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Katherine; and sister, Susan.

Interment was private.

 

Mabel Pothen

Memorial service for Mabel Pothen, 82, took place Feb. 6 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Pothen died Feb. 1. She was born June 22, 1929 in Marcell to Felix and Veronica Karjala.

She is survived by her brothers, John and Cliff Karjala; children, Bill and wife Judy Pothen of Andover, Bonnie and husband Pat Conrad of Escondido, Calif., and Sandra Leaveck and husband Jamie of Plato; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; daughter, Joanne; and sister, Rose Troth.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Scott Rodman

Funeral service for Scott William Rodman, 39, Elk River, formerly of Ramsey, took place Feb. 1 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Ramsey. Rev. Amelia Houdek officiated.

Rodman died Jan. 29 after being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004. He was born May 22, 1972 in Coon Rapids to William Wright and Pamela Marie (Johnson) Rodman. He graduated from Anoka High School and was an engineering technician for Braun Intertec for 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; sons, Gabriel and Sawyer; parents, Buzz and Penny Rodman; sisters, Stacey (Jon) Clauss, Sara (John) Grewe and Sacha (Cameron) Kelly; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Interment was private. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

 

Kerry Rugroden

Funeral service for Kerry Kaye Rugroden, 50, Andover, took place Feb. 3 at Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Ham Lake. Rev. Dennis Goff officiated.

Rugroden died Jan. 29 at Mercy Hospital. She was born Oct. 27, 1961 in Kittery, Maine, to Ivan Garhardt and Darleen Clara (Roepke) Klabunde and was a medical claims examiner at Meritain. She was involved in Bible study and confirmation teaching at her church, active with Boy Scout Troop 406 and taught aqua aerobics at the Andover YMCA.

She is survived by her husband, Ross; sons, Samuel and Seth; parents, Ivan and Darleen Klabunde; brother, Kory (Kathy) Klabunde; sister, Kelly (Doug) Kohner; and many other relatives and friends.

Interment was private. Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

 

Richard Swing

Funeral service for Richard Ben Swing, 69, Blaine, took place Feb. 4 at Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka. Rev. Norman R. Berg officiated.

Swing died Jan. 30 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis. He was born Jan. 23, 1943 in Minneapolis to Bernard Aldrich and Ruth Martin (Jacobson) Swing and was a retired machinist.

He is survived by his wife, Diane; sons, William Swing and Thad (Cindy) Swing; grandchildren, Austin, MacKenzie and Nathen; mother, Ruth Swing; brother, Jerry (Lolita) Swing; sister, Carol (Terry) Colvin; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ben.

Pallbearers were Hans Semke, Stan and Doug Pidde, Dave Holm, Gary Stolt, John Rebartchek and Austin Swing.

Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

 

Harry Zawicky 

Memorial service for Harry A. Zawicky, 74, Blaine, took place Feb. 4 at Kozlak-Radulovich Blaine Chapel.

Zawicky died Jan. 30. He was a U.S. Army paratrooper veteran, factory worker for Chevrolet and worked as a welder for Barry Blowers, retiring after 25 years of service. He was also a life member of the Blaine VFW,

He is survived by his wife, Cele; children, Heidi (Marc) Norman, Sherri (Rob) Gutkaes, Robert (Linda) Hale; Melinda (George) LaBombard; sisters, Dorothy (Ray) Booth, Sue Marinski and Pat (Floyd) Wray; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Maria; father, Harry Zawicky; mother, Helen Brownell; stepfather, Robert Brownell; brother, Bobby Zawicky; brother-in-law, Danny Marinski; daughter, Renee Holsworth; and granddaughter, Cortney Gutkaes.

Arrangements with Kozlak-Radulovich Blaine Chapel.

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