Obituaries for March 2, 2012

Steven Blanchette

Memorial service for Steven J. Blanchette, 60, Mounds View, took place Feb. 21 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Donny and Shannon; grandson, Cody; and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Barbara Cropper

Funeral service for Barbara Ann (Dehn) (LaVasseur) Cropper, 78, Coon Rapids, took place Feb. 15 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Cropper died Feb. 11. She was born March 5, 1933 to Henry Dehn and Frances Kennedy.

She is survived by her children, Emil P. LeVasseur, (Lu) Ann Rigsby, Lori Thorud; grandchildren, Adam DeSerre, Megan Rigsby; great-grandchild, Zander; nieces and nephews, Mary Hidde, Raymond and Joseph Doebler, Norma Daniels, Jim and Lynette Pavin, Sheila and Shelly Dehn, Carol Roberg, Gail Roush, Bruce Dehn, Denise Dehn, JoJo Belmar; and longtime friend, Dorothy Choinard.

Interment was at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Robert Denardo

Funeral service for Robert Albert Denardo, 86, took place March 1 at Church of the Epiphany, Coon Rapids.

Denardo died Feb. 17. He was born July 9, 1925, served in the U.S. Army and was retired from SuperValu in Hopkins.

He is survived by his children, Sharon (Roger) Strecker, Steven (Debbie), John, Pat (Lawrence) Kacon, Rose (Henry) Remer, Tim (Hope) and Mark; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Gloria Jean; grandson, Cody Robert; granddaughter, Amanda Rose; parents, Mike and Antonia; and all his brothers and sisters.

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

 

Dwight Ehrmantraut

Funeral service for Dwight John Ehrmantraut, 61, Minneapolis, took place March 1 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Anoka. Rev. Mike Van Sloun officiated.

Ehrmantraut died Feb. 19. He was born July 18, 1950 in Bismarck, S.D., to Dominic and Helen Genevive (Elter) Ehrmantraut.

He is survived by his father, Deacon Dominic; siblings, Blaine (Mary), Kay (Duane) Peterson, Sheela (Jim) Greenlund, Marc (Nancy), Loren (Lynn), Michelle (Bruce) Johnson, Maryhelen (Alan) Westlund, Conrad (Kris); nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen.

Arrangements were by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

 

Donna Jackson

Memorial service for Donna Rae Jackson, 62, Anoka, will take place today (Friday, March 2), 6 p.m., with visitation at 5 p.m., at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Chapel, Anoka.

Jackson died Feb. 24. She was born June 21, 1949 in Minneapolis to Raymond and Eileen (Hanson) Habig.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur; stepdaughter, Stacy (Steve); grandson, Amiir; sister, Carol (Mike); brother, Paul (Teri); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Eileen Habig; and brother, Merlin.

Arrangements are by Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, Anoka.

 

Vernon Johnson

Funeral service for Vernon R. Johnson, 87, Ham Lake, took place Feb. 28 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

He is survived by his wife, Leola; sons, Steven (Tommie), Thomas (Marilyn) and Timothy (Lawal); grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel and Andrew; and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Olive Johnson; and sister, Cora Hanson.

Interment was at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ham Lake. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Lillian Jones

Funeral service for Lillian M. (Watroba) Jones, 85, St. Francis, took place Feb. 28 at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, Zimmerman.

Jones died Feb. 25. She was born Dec. 10, 1926. She was a 23-year employee of Marquette National Bank, longtime St. Francis head election judge and charter member of St. Francis Lioness Club.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond; children, James, Janine (Nathan) Madsen; daughter-in-law, Cindy Jones; grandchildren, Jenifer and Jesse Jones; sister, Mamie Sedlock; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Josephine and Valentine Watroba; son, John; and siblings, Stanley, Ed, Sophie Watroba, Joe and Josie Pearson.

Interment Oak View Cemetery, West St. Francis. Arrangements were by Dare’s Funeral Home, Elk River.

 

Danny Lindstrom

Funeral service for Danny Howard Lindstrom, 62, Andover, will take place tomorrow (Saturday, March 3), 11 a.m., at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, Andover. Rev. Gene H. Heglund will officiate.

Lindstrom died Feb. 26 at Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis. He was born July 3, 1949 in Pine City to Howard Gunnard and Mae LaRue (Bettinger) Lindstrom and was self-employed at Lindstrom Manufacturing.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughter, Melissa (Josh) Fancher; grandson, Jacob; mother, Mae Manthey; one brother; three sisters; and nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Duane Lindstrom, Josh Fancher, Dick and Jim Johnson and Al Terro.

Interment will be private at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids. Arrangements are by Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, Andover.

 

Robert Moran

Funeral service for Robert Joseph Moran, 52, Blaine, took place Feb. 24 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Anoka. Deacon Peter Bednarczyk officiated.

Moran died Feb. 21 at Unity Hospital. He was born Dec. 7, 1959 in St. Louis Park to John Edward and Maxine Irene (Loughman) Moran.

He is survived by his sisters, Jackie (Jerry) Hall, Kathy (Carl) Youngquist and Mary Blanchard; sister-in-law, Charlene; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Maxine; and brothers, Dick and David.

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

 

Irene Ochu

Funeral service for Irene Ochu, 100, Coon Rapids, formerly of Minneapolis, took place Feb. 23 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Ochu died Feb. 17.

She is survived by her son, Bill; brother, Bob Cook; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by Roy; and her sons, Jerry and Ron.

Interment was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Oak Grove. Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

 

Joyce Ramberg

Memorial service for Joyce Marie (Halliwill) Ramberg, 81, Coon Rapids, took place March 1 at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

Ramberg died Feb. 21. She was born in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, retired from Prudential Insurance Company after 26 years, then worked for H&R Block.

She is survived by her sisters, Joanne Walz and Lyn Schonebaum (David); brothers, Dean Halliwill and Ike Halliwill (Sharon); and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jerry, Dan and Jon; and sister, Wanda.

Arrangements were by Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel.

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