obituaries

Frances Lorayne Olson, long-time resident of Coon Rapids passed away peacefully on January 27, 2014 at the age of 87 years. She was born January 30, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN to Laurence and Corrine Helgeson. In her early years she lived with her large family on Nicollet Island. Frances was the third born of seven children [...]

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Specht, Doris I (nee Dill) age 93 of Elk River, passed away peacefully at her home on Jan 26, 2014. Preceded in death by her parents Gus & Elsie Dill; husbands Erwin T. Specht and Victor Anderson; brother Douglas Dill and sisters Darlene Klemenhagen and 2 infants. Survived by her children Mary (Carl) Nagel, Dr. [...]

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Robert J. Robin, age 86 of Coon Rapids, died peacefully with family by his side January 23, 2014. Preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Bette; children, Bryan (Stacey) Robin and Bobbi (Ron) Adams; loved by grandsons, Carter Adams, Colton Adams and Joseph Robin; brother, Larry [...]

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Leah Louise DeJarlais, 69, died Saturday, January 18, 2014, with family by her side. She was residing at Epiphany Pines Independent Living Center at the time of her death. Leah was born January, 6, 1945, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Leo and Margaret DeJarlais. She grew up in Champlin, Minnesota and graduated from Anoka High School. [...]

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Lois M. Hettwer-Kottke, age 84 of Elk River, formerly of Anoka, passed away peacefully on Jan. 18, 2014. Preceded in death by her husbands Clarence Hettwer and Ralph Kottke; grandchildren Alysha Grow, Laura Hettwer and Jeffery Hettwer. Survived by her children Jeanne (Jim) Leitte, Jack (Cathy) Hettwer, Adele (Jim) Grow, Matt (Cindi) Hettwer and Mark [...]

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Beverly A. Soderquist age 80 of Champlin, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Gracewood Assisted Living, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Miltona, Minnesota on July 20, 1933, the daughter of Fred and Elsie (Ziesemer) Dreger. Married Stanley R. Soderquist on January 27, 1953 in Battle Creek, Michigan. Beverly worked in [...]

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Sonsteby, Rosella B. (Nordstrom) age 97, of Andover, passed away peacefully at home on 1/7/2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was an accomplished business woman/real estate broker for over 50 years and was owner of Rosellas Realty. Preceded in death by husband, Glenn; granddaughter Linda (Nordstrom) Johnson, daughter, Shirley McDonald; and 9 siblings. Survived [...]

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Betsy Vos, age 81, of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 10, 2014. Preceded in death by husband Roger. Loving mother of Linda, Tom (Sue) and Deb (Dave) Zimmerman; grandma of Adam Zimmerman and Alisa and Tony Vos; sister-in-law Marlys Kopen; special daughter Mary Kay and Dale Ortler, and family. Also [...]

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