Obituaries for Feb. 24, 2012

Lynn Amundson

Memorial service for Lynn P. “Bud” Amundson, 77, Coon Rapids, took place Feb. 16 at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Mark (Barb) Amundson, Gary (Terri) Amundson, Jill (Tom) Mullerleile; grandchildren, Jeff (Katie), Stephanie, Stacy, Sarah, Michelle, Bret, Kara, Matthew, Michael and Kadie; sister, Lorraine Bolton; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, David.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Delphine Boettcher

Funeral service for Delphine Elizabeth Boettcher, 78, Dayton, took place Feb. 20 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Anoka. Rev. Mike Van Sloun officiated.

Boettcher died Feb. 15. She was born Sept. 27, 1933 in South Haven to Casper and Regina (Gohman) Kronenberg and was a retired supervisor at Cornelius.

She is survived by her children, Bill (Linda), Barb (Chuck) Burak, Diane (Jerry) Kujawa and David (Pam); grandchildren, Wesley and Nicholas Boettcher, Cori Tschida, Amy and Brian Kujawa, Jesse Schumacher and David Boettcher; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Joan (Cecil) Peterson; brothers, LeRoy (Judy), Corwin (Judy) and Robert (Linda); sister-in-law, Shirley Kronenberg; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; granddaughter, Amber Boettcher; parents, Casper and Regina Kronenberg; and brother, John Kronenberg.

Pallbearers were Wes, Nick and David Boettcher, Tony Tschida, Brian Kujawa and Jesse Schumacher.

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

 

David Brigman

Funeral service for David Keith Brigman, nine months, Andover, took place Feb. 21 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Anoka. Rev. Mike Van Sloun officiated.

He died Feb. 15 in Coon Rapids and was born May 26, 2011 in Fridley to Kenley Ward and Angela Marie (Intihar) Brigman.

He is survived by his parents, Kenley and Angela; grandparents, Frank and Judy Intihar and Barry and Mary Thomas; great-grandmother, Mary Pearl Brock; aunts, Cynthia Sturdivent and Becky Morgan; uncles, Kevin (Windy) Intihar and Jeff Boe; and cousins, Ian, Will, Lucy, Taylor, Jamie, Payton and Jashion.

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

 

John Cox

Funeral service for John Nicholas Cox, 80, Cambridge, formerly of Cedar, took place Feb. 18 at Church of St. Patrick, Oak Grove.

Cox died Feb. 12 at Grace Point Crossing. He was born Dec. 26, 1931 to Herbert and Elizabeth (Altman) Cox and was a retired supervisor at Federal Cartridge.

He is survived by his sisters, Mildred Gallagher and Marie Highberg; brother, Bill Cox; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald.

Interment was at the Church of St. Patrick Cemetery. Arrangements were by Gearhart Anoka Funeral Chapel.

 

Wallace Curtis

Funeral service for Wallace A. “Wally” Curtis, 84, Coon Rapids, took place Feb. 16 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

He is survived by his son, Mitch; stepdaughters, Mia (Kevin) Ott and Jami Pierson; grandchildren, Max, Georgia, Sophia, Garrett, Jamie and Forrest; brother, Jeffrey Curtis; sister, Diane (Ralf) Klosky; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Tracy Zimmerman.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

William Dickinson

Funeral service for William Henry Dickinson, 90, Coon Rapids, took place Feb. 21 at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka. Dr. John Look officiated.

Dickinson died Feb. 17 at Camilia Rose Convalescent Center, Coon Rapids. He was born Dec. 14, 1921 in St. Francis to William Henry and Ida Viola (Tharp) Dickinson and was a retired from the maintenance department at Anoka State Hospital.

He is survived by his sisters, Esther, Ruby and Dorothy.

He was preceded in death by his companion, Beryl Morissette; parents, Ida and Bill; and siblings, Francis, Elsie, Berdina, Joseph and Ruth.

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

 

Ruby Dimler

Memorial service for Ruby Dimler, 91, St. Paul, took place Feb. 18 at Gearhart Funeral Home, Coon Rapids.

Dimler died Feb. 3. She was born Oct. 26, 1920 in Blue Earth.

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

 

Ann Holt

Memorial service for Ann (Greig) Holt took place Feb. 18 at Kozlak-Radulovich Chapel, Blaine.

Holt died Feb. 9. She was born in Wheaton,attended medical tech school in Minneapolis and worked for Western Union until her children were born.

She is survived by husband, John Holt; son, Jeff Holt of Boulder, Colo.; daughter, Wendy (Spiro) Payton of Louisville, Ky.; and grandchildren, Kennedy and Benjamin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leigh and Muriel Greig; and brother, Major Greig.

Arrangements were by Kozlak-Radulovich Blaine Chapel.

 

Dennis Jaksha

Funeral service for Dennis Carl Jaksha, 71, took place Feb. 18 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Bigfork.

Jaksha died Feb. 14. He was born in Hibbing and worked as a lithographer for Lund Press, H & S, Japs-Olson and Johnson Printing in Fridley.

He is survived by his mother, Marjorie; wife, Caroline (nee Shadley); brothers, William, Thomas and Charles; daughters, Laura (Bill) Jenson, Terri Dauplaise and Cari (Jon) Canning; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessica, Carl, Liz, Helaina, Camille; and great-grandchildren, Jaycie and Adrianna.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl; and brothers, David and Michael.

Arrangements with Kozlak-Radulovich Blaine Chapel.

 

Colleen Jones

Funeral service for Colleen M. Jones, 57, Coon Rapids, took place Feb. 23 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Jones was a 30-year employee at Lynwood Nursing Home.

She is survived by her husband, Dean; children, April (Mark) Kent and Tom Jones; grandchildren, Amber and Jacob Kent, Cody Jones; father, Charles Tietz; sister, Karla Tietz; brother, Michael Tietz; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Tietz.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Nicholas Moore 

Funeral service for Nicholas Moore, 25, Fridley, took place Feb. 18 at Kozlak-Radulovich Blaine Chapel.

Moore was a member of the Minneapolis Mayhem rugby team and was working on his master’s degree at the University of Minnesota.

He is survived by his mother, Laura (Mitzi); sisters, Natalie (Kristen), Emily, Lindsay; “brother,” Michael; grandparents: Earl and Maryann Langlais, Jean Moore; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by father, Ian; and grandfather, John Moore.

Arrangements were by Kozlak-Radulovich Blaine Chapel.

 

Leslie Sarell

Funeral service for Leslie R. Sarell, 77, Blaine, took place Feb. 22 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Sarell died Feb. 15. He was retired after 26 years with Target Corporation.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene; children, Dennis (Sharon), Debra (Marty) Humphrey, Doug (Chris), Ken (Dawn) and James; grandchildren, Timothy, Sarah, Brenah and Emily; brother, Edward; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers, Miriam, Ernie, Helen, Albert, Ervin and Howard.

Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Ordean Stromgren

Memorial service for Ordean Axel Stromgren, 85, Ham Lake, took place Feb. 20 at Constance Evangelical Free Church, Andover. Revs. Randy Discher and Jim Scott officiated.

Stromgren died Feb. 16. He was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Isanti to Abel and Olive (Berg) Stromgren. He graduated from Anoka High School and was employed by Land O’Lakes for 50 years. He was a longtime, active member of Constance Evangelical Free Church in Andover and was a member of the Ham Lake Senior Citizen Group.

He is survived by his children, Tim (Linda) of South St. Paul, Dan (Linda) of Cambridge, Lori Stromgren and fiancé Chuck Maxwell of Cambridge, Vicki (Dale) Sanborn of Ham Lake; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother, Marvin Stromgren of Coon Rapids; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn; brother, Wendell; and sister, Eunice Johnson.

Interment was at the Soderville Cemetery. Arrangements were by Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.

 

Ethel Villella

Funeral service for Ethel M. Villella, 88, Isanti. took place Feb. 18 at Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, Anoka. Deacon Peter D’Heilly officiated.

Villella was a 29-year employee of Honeywell.

She is survived by her husband, William; children, Gregory Haggberg, Carol Haggberg-Fosvick, two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Chester Anderson, Myrtle Vansicle; and many nieces, nephews, other family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.

Interment was private at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were by Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, Anoka Chapel.

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