Robbinsdale High School Class of 1969
In Memory
Neal Christianson
Michael R. Eizenhoefer

Michael R. Eizenhoefer, (“Eizy”), of Brooklyn Center, left this world on Dec. 4, 1969, after being a passenger in a car accident that occurred in Brooklyn Center, on Nov 30, 1969.    During his short life, Mike made many friends and enjoyed many sports which included hockey, football, baseball, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, working on cars,  and racing motorcycles.  Mike loved to go fast and enjoyed working on engines to make them go faster.  Mike won two first place awards by racing his modified Kawasaki 500 motorcycle at Twin Cities Speedway and at the KDWB Fifth Annual Drag Festival at Minnesota Dragways in July of 1969.  Mike worked at Tennant in the machinist department.   Mike was also planning on going back to school.


Michael is interred at Roselawn Cemetery in Roseville, MN.

Joan E. Albury
Gary Bentley
Hershel Jay Bigos
Steve Allen Biorn
Dennis A. Carlson
Sherry Ann Christenson Stark
Bradley Lee Clifford
Patricia Ann Dahlstrom
Craig Allan Ekberg
Glenda Lone Elliot
John Victor Esberg
Keith Vernon Fryxell
Thomas Jay Fury
Steven Lee Gorham
Larry Michael Greelis
Peter Robert Hagberg
Beverly Mae Hallman Spano

July 9, 1986

Death related to Williams Gas Pipeline accident, Moundsview, MN.  Star and Tribune article This story first appeared on July 9, 1986.

Gary Arthur Hallstrom
Peggy Hanson
Gary Robert Hoover
Thane Douglas Kemp
Raymond Lee Kroohn
Jill Ellen Lakowske
Russell Paul Lemke
Barbara Ann Lisy Fritchman
Kenneth James Lynch
Robert William Marks
Denise Lore McKenzie
James Walter Monitor
Duane Steven Nord
Robert David Randall
Wilhela Michelle Ree
Mary Jo Rieschl
Steve Drake Sigafoos
William Alfred Trampe
Cheryl DeLou Westman
Kevin John Haagenson

Kevin Haagenson, former owner of Izane Records and tour manager of IPSO FACTO, died awhile back in Chicago. Kevin and I, Jack M. Lundquist, were friends since ...good old Twin Lake Elemetary which is now a Alano building. Kevin passed away 10/12/2004, I miss Kevin a lot. We were very close buddies.

Submitted by, Jack M. Lundquist

Published in Star Tribune on October 24, 2004


Haagenson Kevin John, a resident of Chicago, whose heart remained in Mpls where he was born on Aug. 13, 1951, passed away suddenly Oct. 12. Survived by sister, Barbara Mott; nephew, Andy Mott; brother-in-law, Damian Barta; uncles, aunts, cousins & friends. Preceded in death by parents, Bette and Cope Haagenson. Memorial services late Spring at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.
Teresa Jean Bierbaum Gibson

Gibson Teresa "TJ" age 54, of Fridley, passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on 9/30/05. Preceded in death by husband, John; parents, Maxine Worth & George Bierbaum. Survived by daughters, Sarah and Christine; husband Stephen; brother, George Bierbaum; sister, Barbara Grant; mother- in-law, Elaine Gibson; other family & friends. Also survived by S & B members, Wendy, Gayle, Nancy & Karen. Teresa worked 31 years as an RN at HCMC. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorial service Saturday, 10/8/05, 12 noon, with gathering of family & friends beginning at 11 AM at: Washburn-McReavy Robbinsdale Chapel 4239 West Broadway 763-537-2333




Published in Star Tribune on October 2, 2005

Christopher Edward Gates


Gates, Christopher Edward Age 54, of Wayzata, passed away November 24, 2005, of Melanoma. Preceded in death by son Matthew. Survived by daughters, Angela (J.C.) Cooke, Emily Gates; sons, Alex, Jon and Andrew; grandchildren, Abigail Cooke and Annabelle Gates; parents, Walter and Joan Gates; brothers, Wally (Jill), Byron (Theresa), Tony (Kerri) and Elliot (Andrea); nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. Memorial service 2PM Tuesday at Valley of Peace Lutheran Church, 4735 Bassett Creek Drive, Golden Valley (corner of Bassett Creek Drive and Noble) with visitation 1/2 hour prior to service at church. Memorials preferred. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577

Published in Star Tribune on November 27, 2005

Patrick Joseph Barrett

Barrett, Patrick J. age 54, of Robbinsdale, formerly of Crystal. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph & Patricia. Survived by sisters, Colleen Hanson and Denise Barrett; brothers, Kevin and Brian Barrett; nieces & nephews, Matthew and Joshua Hanson, Molly and Ben Barrett; other family & friends. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 10 AM, St. Bridget Catholic Church, Dowling & Emerson Aves N., Mpls. Visitation Monday, 5-8 PM, Kapala-Glodek-Malone Funeral Home, 7800 Bass Lake Rd., New Hope, and one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Gethsemane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Patrick's name to or 1-800-DIABETES. KAPALA-GLODEK-MALONE 763-535-4112   Published January 22, 2006




Published in Star Tribune on January 22, 2006

Rhonda Voss Hunt

Rhonda Kay Hunt, 53, of Paynesville, died on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at the Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina after a 10-year battle with cancer.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at Paynesville Lutheran Church. Rev. Dave Nelson and Rev. Jeff Bergman will officiate. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope.

Visitaion will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 28) at Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Rhonda was born Oct. 17, 1951, in Pipestone, Minn., the daughter of Marvin and Lois (Marxen) Voss. She was baptized in Woodstock and confirmed in Robbinsdale. In 1952, Rhonda moved with her family to Minneapolis where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Robbinsdale High School in 1969. She attended the Minneapolis Business School for one year and was employed at Minnegasco and U.S. Bank.

On Aug. 28, 1976, Rhonda was married to Russell Hunt in Minneapolis. Following their marriage, Rhonda continued working at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis. In 1984, they moved to Osakis where Rhonda worked for U.S. Bank for another four years. Since 1989, they have lived in Paynesville. During this time she has worked for the Stearns County Motor Vehicle Department and for the last several years she has been the deputy registrar for the city of Paynesville.

She was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church.

She enjoyed yardwork, gardening, traveling, camping, and playing cards.

Rhonda is survived by her husband, Russell of Paynesville; daughter, Rebecca (Brandon) Leander of Blaine; son, Ryan (Katie) of Carlsbad, Calif.; parents, Marvin and Lois Voss of Maple Grove; sister, Gayle (Philip) VanSchepen of Maple Grove; and brother, Gregory (Mary) Voss; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Submitted by:

Mick Spurrier



Friday, July 16, 2010 10:18:27 AM

Bonnie Jean Susag Froid

Froid, Bonnie J. (Susag) age 56, of Brooklyn Park. Preceded by parents, Paul & LaVerne Susag; brother, Charles. She will be deeply missed by sisters, Mary (Dennis) Crowe, Linda (John) Keesling; brothers, Stephen (Rebecca), Paul, and Jay Susag; nieces, nephews, many relatives & friends. Memorial Service 11 AM Saturday, December 1 at Family of God Lutheran Church, 8625 Zane Ave N., Brooklyn Park (763-424-8625) with visitation at church 1 hour before. Memorials preferred to family. Cremation Society of Minnesota Brooklyn Park 763-560-3100 Published in Star Tribune on November 29, 2007


Submitted by: Don Froid







Jay Burton Johnson

Paul Wilson notified us.

Virginia C. Jacobsen Thom Muckey

Obituary - Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 17, 2007

Muckey, Virginia C. Age 56 of Becker died Friday at her home. Proceeded in death by her father, Robert Jacobsen. Survived by her husband Robert of Becker; mother, Carrie Jacobsen of Elk River; daughter, Felicia (Terry) Ernst of Big Lake; step children, Rebecca (Stanley) Cowan of Brooklyn Park; Randal (Lori) Muckey of Coon Rapids; sisters and brother; Roberta (Greg) Petersen of Brainerd; Laura (Steve) Petersen of Elk River; Pam (James) McPherson of Milwaukee, WI; Tom (Eleanor) Jacobsen of Little Falls; 8 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services 6 PM Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran church at 13045 Fremont Avenue, Zimmerman with visitation 1 hour prior at church.

Virginia graduated from Robbinsdale High School in Robbinsdale, MN in 1969. She furthered her education in Human Resources and was employed as a Program Manager for Meridian for many years. She enjoyed helping the handicapped. She first married Arthur Thom on July 17, 1971 in Golden Valley, MN, he died young on Oct. 24, 1989 from being electrocuted while at work. Together they became foster parents to twenty-nine children, including Felicia named above in obituary. Some of the children were disabled. Virginia had no children of her own, but she had many children through foster care. Virginia married second Robert Muckey on Feb. 19, 2000 in St. Louis Park, MN.

Virginia was a member of the Jaycee's, and many other organizations. She voluntarily taught for seventeen years CPR, First Aid and Babysitting Classes in many different communities. She also taught Sunday school and helped distribute food baskets on the holidays to the underprivileged. Virginia received the volunteer of the year award in 1987 from President Regan.

She loved to go shopping and to garage sales. In her spare time she sewed clothes and made dolls, stuffed clowns, and "sock monkeys". She made the best homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Virginia died from kidney failure caused from thyroid cancer and lupus. She courageously fought the cancer for nine years and the lupus for many more.

She is dearly loved and missed by many.

Virginia is a descendant of William and Mary Brewster [Passengers on the Mayflower] - 13th generation. She is also a descendant of Frances Eaton (Passenger of the Mayflower). 
Family links:   Parents:   Robert Virgilius Jacobsen (1921 - 1985)
Virginia Carria Muckey (1950 - 2007);   Thomas Gustav Carl Jacobsen (1951 - 2013)

Burial: Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery ; Little Falls; Morrison County; Minnesota, USA; Plot: Section A Row B Site 159


Rita Redden Andresen

June 15, 2008, Mankato, MN

Vicki Sumstad Awe

deceased, 2010

survived by; husband, John M. Awe and daughter, Jill Awe

Information provided by Jill Awe

Linda Rasmussen (Hall)

Rasmussen, Linda Of Maple Grove, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Oct. 11, at the age of 59. She is survived by her husband Ken, sons Eric & Brett, mother Shirley Hall, and seven brothers & sisters. Linda was a devoted biology teacher & track/cross country coach at Osseo High School for 31 years. In lieu of flowers, please remember her by giving to the Osseo Girls Cross Country Scholarship. A memorial to her life will be held Sunday, Oct. 17 at 2 pm at the Acorn Shelter of Elm Creek Park. Please go to or coach for information or to leave a short message.

Linda Rasmussen was a teacher to the end.     Article by:  Mary Lynn Smith                     Star Tribune, October 16, 2010 – 5:56 PM

When doctors told Linda Rasmussen she probably only had two months to live, they had no idea who they were dealing with.

The marathon runner and eternal optimist, a longtime biology teacher and running coach at Osseo High School, took the brain tumor and the cancer diagnosis in stride.  Cancer was an inconvenience, she said, not a problem. “Her dream was to be the Lance Armstrong of beating cancer,” said her husband, Ken, of Maple Grove.  But on Monday, after defying odds for 4 ½ years, Linda Rasmussen died at age 59. For those who knew her, it not about how Linda Rasmussen died, but how she lived while dying.  “We always viewed the illness like a marathon race,” her husband said.  Her battle became a larger-than-life lesson for her students and her athletes.  “When you watch your coach going through a battle like this, you get a different perspective on things,” he said.  “She showed them how to be a fighter, an optimist.  She showed them you take things head on, give it your best shot and see if you can beat it. 

Long before the cancer took her, Rasmussen had endeared herself to her students and her athletes.  As a teacher, she listened without judgment.  “She didn’t come across as a know-it-all,” her husband said.  “She let kids learn in a way that the bulb would go off.”   With her runners, she was both coach and mother.  She knew when to counsel, when to push and when to use humor.  On their annual camping trip, she taught the track girls to belly dance.  “She was always a burst of energy,” said 2009 graduate Tina Ewing.  “If I was having the worst of worst days, she would put a smile on my face.” Linda Rasmussen’s ability to lead by example became even more striking when she got sick.  Her strength, determination, optimism, never faltered even while undergoing months of chemotherapy and radiation.  She smiled, she worked out and she coached.  Eventually, the brain tumor was gone, Ken Rasmussen said.  “She had a little spot on her lung, but they didn’t think it would hurt her,” he said.  But in May, signs that the cancer was taking hold became evident.  By mid-summer, she had to stop running.  Still, she went to the gym every day and used a cane to walk the track.  The cancer “accelerated so quickly the last six weeks,” her husband said “She went from running to walking to using a wheelchair to being bedridden.”The Osseo cross country team dedicated its season to her, wearing T-shirts emblazoned with “We run for Ras” on the front and the back, they carried her words of inspiration: “Live Well–Love fully—Never Give Up on Your Dreams."   "Sometimes you don't know how many people have been touched by a life until they died," Rasmussen said as he sorted through hundreds of emails from athletes, former athletes, students and former students.

Stephen Serber

April 20th, 1951 - May 15th, 2011

Serber, Stephen Age 60 of New Hope passed away May 15, 2011. Preceded in death by parents, Jacob and Grace Serber; parents-in-law, Ben and Bernice Mintz. Survived by loving wife, Nancy; children, Jennifer (John) Queen, Brian, Deborah and Bradley Serber; grandson, Dimitrius John Queen; siblings, Joanne Serber, Joseph (Jane) Serber, Michael (Julie) Serber; brother-in-law, Michael (Diane) Mintz; sister-in-law, Susan (Harold) Koritz; many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral service TUESDAY, 2:00 PM, Bnai Emet Synagogue, 3115 Ottawa Ave. S., St. Louis Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor's favorite charity. SHIVA: Bnai Emet Synagogue (Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 7PM). Hodroff-Epstein 612-871-1234

Services: 2:00PM at Bnai Emet Synagogue on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
Cemetery: Beth El Memorial Park
3726 Winnetka Ave. N.,
Crystal, MN 55416

Published in Star Tribune on May 16, 2011

Judy (Peters) Koch

Judy's brother notified us that she passed in 2012. 

Linda Kae (Snook) Davis


ABC newspapers

Linda Kae Davis, Born July 13, 1951. Died August 26, 2012.
Survived by her loving husband Marvin; son and daughter in law. Spencer and Melina; granddaughter Lia; parents. Dennis and Alice Snook; sisters Becky (Tom) Potts, Charlene Gustafson, and Debbie Snook; her brother Scott (Tammy) Snook; sister in-law Peggy (Mark) Corbet; brother in-law Roger Davis; nephews and nieces Brian, Jason, Shawn, Travis, Tyler, Tanner, Melissa, Sarah, Callie, Kary and great nieces, nephews, an aunt and many friends


Submitted by: Claire Beumer (Sexton) 3/28/2016 

Roger Allen Carlson

Roger Swede Carlson

Carlson, Roger "Swede" age 61, of Outing, died on December 25, 2012. He was born on January 29, 1951 in Minneapolis to Russell and Shirley (Martin) Carlson. He was a former member of the Carpenter Union Local 851. He married Joanne Lila Violett on October 12, 1974 in Robbinsdale. Survivors include his wife, Joanne; sister, Claudia Zupon (Ron Wadsworth) of Corcoran; several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may call at the Koop Funeral Home on Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 1 to 4 pm with a prayer service at 3:30 pm. Burial will be at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily.

Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 27, 2012

David Paul Newman

Newman, David Paul age 62, of Mpls., formerly of Robbinsdale, passed away Jan. 29, 2013. Graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1969. David was a member of the U.S. Air Force and Navy. He enjoyed cooking, bowling, fishing and was a fan of the Minnesota Wild and Gopher Hockey. Preceded in death by his father, John. Survived by his mother, Beverly; brothers and sister, Tom (Pam), Mark (Renee), Mike (Kari) and Terri (Todd); nieces and nephews. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Funeral service 11:00 AM Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 with visitation one hour prior at: Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal

Reported by: Deb Smith


Roger Allen Haley

April 2, 2013

Haley, Roger Allen age 62, of Brooklyn Park. Preceded in death by father, Allen and his beloved dog, Bear. Survived by mother, Melvyne; sister and brothers, Patti (Mike) Langerman, Jeff (Kathy) and Dave (Pat); nieces and nephews, Chantell, Jesse, Mike, Kelli, Megan, Jared, Ryan, Lisa, Kyle and Bekah; and many other relatives and friends. You will be missed more than you can imagine. You are and always will be our Superman. Funeral service Saturday, 4/6/13 at 9:00 AM, with visitation Friday, 4/5/13 from 4-8 PM and one hour prior to service, all at: Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal A celebration of Roger's life will be held Saturday 4/6/13 starting at 5 PM at the Lookout Bar & Grill, 8672 Pineview Lane N., Maple Grove, MN.

Alice Ruth Lauria Pasquarella

Pasquarella, Alice Ruth Lauria Died peacefully at home on April 23, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and lived life to the fullest with the disease, passing away from complications at the age of 61. Alice was born in Huron, South Dakota in 1952, the fourth of seven children. She grew up in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, graduating from Robbinsdale High School in 1969. Alice studied psychology and graduated from Hamline University in 1973 and earned her Masters in Education at Ohio University in 1980. She went on to work in publishing and teach elementary school in both the US and Germany, where she met her husband Michael, an officer in the US Army. The two were married in 1977 and had four daughters. Over the next thirty years, Alice traveled the world with her family, living everywhere from Hawaii to Italy before finally settling in San Antonio in 2000. Alice was highly active both in her children's activity organizations and local disability advocacy groups. Alice will be remembered for her amazing strength, quick wit and unwavering spirit. She loved stories, both written and spoken, and was known for her ability to listen, council and understand. Alice remained optimistic and active throughout her six years of rigorous cancer treatment, refusing to put life on hold regardless of the prognosis. She had a passion for learning and exploring, traveling and taking classes until shortly before her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Ruth Lauria; and brother, Gary Lauria. Alice was a devoted wife to Michael and excellent mother to Anna, Rosa, Cristina and Julia. She is also survived by her siblings, Daniel Lauria, Vicki Hansen, Jane Rasmussen, Karen Zimmerman, and Robert Lauria and their spouses, as well as several nieces, nephews and grand-relatives. Celebration of life Monday, April 29, 2013, 11:00 A.M., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 20523 Huebner Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas ( and the DIVA program

John R. Krave

Krave, John R. age 62, of Crystal. Preceded in death by parents, Robert & Janet. Survived by sister, Julie Jasper; nephews, Danny and Ben. There will be a gathering of family & friends Tuesday, 5/28/13, 6:00-8:00 PM at Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333 4239 West Broadway 

Joe Haubrich notified us of his passing August 2013

Mark R. Haik

Haik,  Mark R. Age 61, of Brooklyn Center, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2013 after a long illness. Mark was a 1969 graduate of Robbinsdale High School. Mark was preceded in death by his mother Joan Haik. Mark is survived by his loving children, Stephanie, Anthony and Amanda; grandchildren Destiny and Kiara; father Richard Haik; siblings Nan (Rich) Haik, Steve (Tery) Haik, Greg Haik, Mary (Chuck) Seidl, and Therese (Kevin) Pickrain and many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Prairie Lodge and St. Croix Hospice for the wonderful care and friendship they gave Mark. Memorial service will be held 7 PM, Tuesday, August 13 at Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park with a visitation 1 hour prior. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown Farm. 

Greg Windsperger notified us of his passing

Published in Star Tribune on August 11, 2013

William J. Hallstead

Hallstead, William "Bill" J. Age 62, of Maple Grove passed away April 19th, 2014. Preceded in death by parents Leonard and Adelle. Bill worked for the Minnesota State Fair; a job he loved and which introduced him to many great friends and colleagues over the years. Bill was a jovial and carefree spirit who relished camping trips and motorcycle rides on his prized Harley. He was a handyman who enjoyed working around the house, garage and yard, as well as a skilled cook who loved sharing a good meal, beer and a favorite joke with family and friends. His unique wit and charm will be greatly cherished and sorely missed by all who knew him. Survived by wife, Marsha; daughters Amber Hallstead and Melissa (Ryan) Weber; sister Linda Hampton (Ken Stine); nephew Matt Deneffe and many other relatives and friends. Memorial service to be held 6 PM, Thursday, April 24th at the Cremation Society of MN, 7835 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Park. Visitation will be one hour prior with a reception to follow the service. In lieu of flowers or tears, and in keeping with Bill's good-humored nature, guests are asked to bring a funny or memorable story to share.

Published Star Tribune on April 22, 2014

Ellen Starleaf Ziller


Ziller, Ellen S. age 62, of Dayton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 30, 2014 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Memorial service 1:30 PM Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Elk River United Methodist Church, 1304 Main St. NW, Elk River. Interment private. Arr. Dare’s Funeral Home, 763-441-1212.


Published on April 6, 2014


Gay Marie Butterfield Radloff

Radloff, Gay Marie Age 63, of Wayzata, passed away December 9 after a courageous battle with cancer. Gay is survived by loving husband of 41 years, Keith; son Jon (Katy) Radloff; daughter BreAnn (Steven) Graber; grandchildren Cadence, Acelyn and Royce Graber; parents Lawrence (Elizabeth) Butterfield; brother Loren (Pat) Butterfield and many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by grandchildren, Louis and Brooke Graber. Gay will be remembered for her love and devotion to family and friends, her passion for sports and the arts, her appreciation of sunrises and sunsets, and, of course, her amazing bargain shopping talents. There will be a short celebration of life service Monday, December 15 at 3 PM at the Wayzata Community Church. One of Gay's wishes was to have a service where splashes of color are worn by those in attendance to help brighten the day. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project are welcomed. Wayzata Community Church, 952-473-8877.

Published Star Tribune on December 14, 2014

Roger A. John

John, Roger A. age 63, of Crystal, passed away Dec. 20, 2014 surrounded by his three children. Survived by his son, Ryan (Molly); daughters, Tara and Angela (fiance Carl); grandchildren, Sophia and Keaton; sisters, Georgina (Russ) Johnson, Susan (Bob) Mortenson, Patricia (Kenny) DeShazer. Memorial service 11 AM Sat., Jan. 17, with visitation beginning at 10 AM at: Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal, MN 


Published Star Tribune on December 28, 2014


Michael Lepper

The Memorial Celebration of Life for Michael Lepper of Wadena will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. Michael passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Tri-County Hospital in Wadena, MN.

Michael was born to Floyd and Wanda (Kopp) Lepper on January 18, 1951, in Wadena, MN. He graduated from Robbinsdale High School in Minneapolis. Mike started his career as a foreman at a cabinet shop in the cities. Later, he moved to Wadena where he was employed as a truck driver for Polman Transfer and then worked as a Head Start teacher, retiring after 18 years. Mike married Deboreah Ruth Shriver on June 30, 1984, in Wadena. They had one stepchild Michael Volpe, and two children together, Richard and James. Mike enjoyed grouse hunting and being at the lake with his family. He always enjoyed spending time with his kids and granddaughter. Mike was a member of the Elks Lodge for over 35 years.

Mike is survived by his wife Deboreah; sons Richard (Megan Lound) of Wadena and James (Hattie Johnson) Lepper of Hawley; step-son Michael Volpe of Wadena; and granddaughter Chloe Mae Lepper; brothers Tom (Karen) Lepper of Hopkins and Jim (Connie) Lepper of Wadena; along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Wanda Lepper.





Mary J. Novicki Meacham

Birth:   Jun. 13, 1951, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA

Death: Jun. 23, 2010, Crosby, Crow,  Wing County, Minnesota, USA

CROSBY - Mary J. Meacham, 59, of Crosby, died June 23, 2010, at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.

She was born June 13, 1951, in Minneapolis to Andrew and Edna (Ellsworth) Novicki.

She is survived by two daughters, Carrie (Luke) Reierson and Lisa Meacham, both of Brainerd; one sister, Andrea (Charles) Atwater, Emily; one brother, John (Carol) Novicki, St. Louis Park; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; one brother, Andrew J. Novicki; two sisters, Charlotte Novicki and Patricia Crowe.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at St. Emily's Catholic Church in Emily. Burial will be at Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Arrangements are with Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Family links:

Parents:  Andrew George Novicki (1922 - 2008) and Edna Arlene Ellsworth Novicki (1923 - 1987)

Spouse:   James Robert Meacham (1950 - 2008)

Burial: Pine Ridge Cemetery, Emily, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA

Created by: Jim Lee; Record added: Jun 25, 2010; Find A Grave Memorial# 54098402

Richard Lindquist

May 23, 1951 - April 27, 2017


Richard D. ‘Richie’ Lindquist, age 65, of Thief River Falls, MN, formerly of Dunseith, ND, was welcomed into heaven on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at his home.  Visitation for Richie began on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 4pm at the Eagle Heart Cultural Center in Dunseith. Special music for the wake was provided by Velda Belgarde.   Funeral Services for Richie will be Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Eagle Heart Cultural Center, in Dunseith, with Reverend David Hayes officiating.   Special music was provided by C. Joe Parisien and the Northern Lights Drum Group.   The eulogy was given by Raphael DeCoteau.  Casket bearers were Josh DeCoteau, Tyrrell DeCoteau, DelRay DeCoteau, Nick Gladue, Frank Lynk and Donald Blackhawk.   Honorary bearers were all family and friends in attendance.  Burial was in St. Sylvan’s Cemetery, rural Dunseith.


Richie was born May 23, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Robert and Margaret (Vallely) Lindquist. He was raised in Golden Valley, Minnesota and graduated from Robbinsdale High School.  After completing his education he worked for various companies as a sales representative in the Minneapolis area.  In 1994 he accepted the marketing director position at Sky Dancer Casino in Belcourt, a position he held until 1999, when he moved to Thief River Falls, Minnesota to work at the Seven Clans Casino as its marketing director until 2006 when the Digi-Key Electronics Corporation in Thief River Falls offered him a position as one of their sales representatives until his passing on April 27, 2017.


In 1977, he met the love of his life, Lolly DeCoteau, and they were married on August 18, 1984, in Minneapolis, MN.  The other love of his life, was golf. He was an avid golfer, when he wasn’t on the green with his buddies, he was at home watching it on TV or showing his grandkids how to golf in his backyard.  Richie had a passion for fishing, be it with his grandkids and nephews or with his old buddy, Lyle Parisien, where they shared many beers as well as a good fish story.   Richie also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings football team, being a die hard fan whether they won or not, it was always ‘GO VIKINGS!’   Family get togethers, whether they were with his North Dakota or Minnesota family, were always a big hit. He loved visiting with his grandchildren, as well as family and friends at these cookouts and picnics.  He and Lolly loved to travel to different parts of the country, sightseeing, attending flea markets and pow-wows until his health declined. He will be truly missed by all who loved him.


Richie is survived by his wife, Lolly of Thief River Falls, MN; sons - Shilo & Marilyn of Cass Lake, MN, Lynn of Fargo, DelRay of Dunseith, Daryl of Staples, MN; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters - Judy & Lenny Hilll of Chisago City, MN, Terri & Tom Slatoski, Fridley, MN, and Margaret & Bob Hogan, Maple Grove, MN; brothers - Loren Lindquist, Minneapolis, MN and Bob & Rita Lindquist of Sauk Rapids, MN; stepmother - Shirley Lindquist of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. 


He was preceded in death by his parents, brother - Billy Lindquist, Minneapolis, MN; grandparents, aunts and uncles.


Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau, ND. 

Kathleen Burns

Burns, Kathleen A. 65, passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Maxine Burns, and her sister Patricia. Survived by brother Jack Burns (Diane), nieces and nephew, great nieces and nephews and loving family and friends. She was a lifelong Beatle fan and Author. Family thanks the U of M Cancer Center and Villa of Osseo for their loving care. Memorials preferred to U of M Cancer Center or Animal Rescues. A celebration of Life at 11am, August 10, 2016, Advent Lutheran Church, 9475 Jefferson Hwy, Osseo, gathering of family and friends 1 hour prior to service. Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999

Published on May 20, 2017

Terri J (Thotland) Schmitz

Schmitz, Terri J. (Thotland) Terri was born on February 28, 1951 in Golden Valley to the late Eugene and Vivian (Peterson) Thotland. She married Cyril J. Schmitz on April 12, 1975. They lived in Golden Valley. She worked for her parents most of her life in greenhouses and the truck farm until her dad's death. Then she worked for Hennepin Co-op Seed Exchange until 1996 when her husband had to retire because of heart problems. At that time, they moved to Little Falls to enjoy their retirement on the Mississippi. Due to heath problems, she sold her house and moved to a town home in Royalton, MN where she spent the rest of her life. Terri passed away May 15, 2017. Terri is survived by many, many wonderful friends. Especially Joyce and Del Bauers of Little Falls, special sister-in-law and friend Sylvia Schmitz. And all her longtime Dusty's Bunch friends, cousins and second cousins. Preceded in death by her husband Cyril Schmitz, parents Eugene and Vivian Thotland, grandparents Verney and Hulda Peterson, Alfred and Florence Thotland, aunts and uncles Frank and Florence Gaulke, Loren and Irene Hafterson and many good friends. Funeral service Wednesday, 11:00 AM, May 24th at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel, 2610 19th Ave. N.E., Mpls. Interment Hillside Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. Hillside Chapel 612-781-1999


Published on May 20, 2017

Thomas Crepeau

Crepeau, Thomas Edward Age 61, of Edina, was set free from pain on December 7, 2011. Preceded in death by parents Edward and Marguerite. Survived by his best friend and loving wife, Susan; sister, Anne Clark and her two sons; six nieces; four nephews; two great- nephews. He will be greatly missed by many relatives and special friends. Tom was a former employee of NSP. Interment at a later date at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Benson, MN. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior all at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5071 Eden Ave., Edina. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996


Published on December 10, 2011

Wife, Susan Crepeau notified us of his passing July 2017

Debra K. Reinking Christian

Christian, Debra K. (Reinking) Age 62 of Maple Grove, MN. Long time nurse at North Memorial Hospital, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014. Survived by son, Jason; parents, Marlen & Marilyn Reinking; sister, Amy (James) Herchet and nieces, Caitlin, Alysa, Haley. A Memorial Service will be held 3 pm Sunday, April 6 at Advent Lutheran Church, 9475 Jefferson Hwy N., Maple Grove, MN with a visitation 1 hour prior.

Published Star & Tribune on April 4, 2014

Grant McLaughlin

McLaughlin, Grant D. age 58, of Maple Grove. Preceded in death by father, Donald. Survived by mother, Laverne; brothers, Scott (Catherine) and Bruce; nieces and nephews, Dan, Mike, Michelle, Augustin, Connor, Gabrielle and Merielle; aunts, uncles and many friends. Grant was a network operator for US Bank in St. Paul. Funeral 11 AM Friday at Vision of Glory Lutheran Church, 13200 Highway 55, Plymouth. Visitation 6-8 PM Thursday at Gearty-Delmore Plymouth Chapel, 15800 37th Ave. N. and 1 hour prior to service at Church. Private Interment. Gearty-Delmore 763-553-1411

Published on October 5, 2010

Teresa (Terri) Buckley Rippie

Teresa M. Rippie, age 66 of McGregor died Friday, April 13, 2018 at her home. Teresa was born July 21, 1951 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Robert and Bernice (Young) Buckley. She grew up and attended schools in Robbinsdale where she graduated from high school. She then attended the College of Saint Catherine’s where she earned her degree in education. She married Erwin R. Rippie on August 4, 1972 in Crystal, Mn. They lived for a short time in New Brighton and then moved to Dayton, Mn. where Teresa worked as a school administrator for over 20 years. She and her husband had been coming to the McGregor area for many years and in 1998 they moved to the area permanently. Teresa was very involved in the McGregor Library and the McGregor Flower Club. She was also a master gardener. She is survived by her husband Erwin Rippie of McGregor, Sons: Travis Rippie of Inver Grove Heights, Mn. and Trenton Rippie of McGregor. Also surviving are two grandchildren: Lillian and Joseph. She was preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of friends and family will be held at a later date at their restaurant The Horseshoe Lake Inn. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home.

Michael Dyson
Diane Dyson-Ott. I am Michael's youngest sister.
Your efforts to find Michael have been valient. Sadly, he passed away on November 17, 2016, after a quick battle with a very aggressive cancer.
Please have a toast for him in heaven.
Julie Jean Asplund

US Post Office notification 2018

Fred McCormick

McCormick, Frederick David (Freddie) aged 65, died peacefully with his family by his side early Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017, from kidney cancer. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick V. McCormick and Muriel (Ingebretson) McCormick, as well as many aunts and uncles. Fred is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda (Quade) McCormick; children Judson (Noelle) McCormick and Carleigh McCormick; grandchildren Griffin, Walker, and Ella McCormick; sisters Linda (preceded in death by husband Robert) Kapas, Marcia (Lynn) Ruark, and Patricia (Duane) Bennett; and many cousins and nieces and nephews. Fred was a pastor for 43 years, first serving at Moody Church in Chicago and then at Park Street Church in Boston and, since 1987, in a variety of pastoral roles at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN. His love for his family, the Lord, the people around him, and golf will always be remembered. Visitation is at Wooddale Church (6630 Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344; enter through Door 1) on Thursday, March 9 from 4-6 PM and Friday, March 10 at 10 AM. The funeral will also be held at Wooddale Church at 11AM CST on Friday, March 10. Given Freddie's passion for golf, please feel free to wear golf attire. The service will be live streamed at In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to HopeKids' Minnesota chapter (, which is near and dear to our hearts. Our thanks to the many who have supported us in so many ways, as well as to Heartland Hospice, whose capable and kind staff were there for all of us the last 12 days of Fred's life. Eden Prairie Chapel 952-975-0400


Published on March 7, 2017


Linda McCormick notified 

Becky Little Hinz

Becky Lee Hinz, 66, of Eau Claire passed away November 1, 2018, at home with her family by her side. She was born December 1, 1951, to Robert L. Stevenson and the late Vicky L. Little.

Becky graduated from Robbinsdale High School of Minnesota, then obtained a degree in International Trade, and worked in that field for many years.

She was a loving, caring, and loyal wife, mother, and friend. She married the love of her life, Paul Hinz, in 1998 and assisted him with the management of their business, Sparkle Wash.

They were rarely apart and never tired of each other’s company. They enjoyed traveling across the country in their big truck, eating local cuisine, and making new friends.

Another major love for both of them was music; he playing it and she dancing to it. They both loved trivia and their days were highlighted by completing their morning crossword puzzle, followed by watching the afternoon episodes of Jeopardy.

Becky was an amazing chef and her family and friends always looked forward to hearing what the evening’s menu was to be and how the latest recipe turned out, not to mention sampling her creations.

Her greatest accomplishment was raising her two children, Michelle and Eric. She herself was an honest, loyal, compassionate, and intelligent person and it was very important to her to instill these values in her children.

She gave them unconditional love and provided a sense of security and comfort that they could depend on from her.

Becky’s pride and joy were her two granddaughters, Gabrielle and Audrey Cernjar. She looked forward to their weekend visits when they would all cuddle up to watch a movie, do some cooking and baking together, and their annual birthday shopping trips. She never tired of showing off their photos and telling of their latest achievements.

Although she fought five long years against cancer, for us, it was still too soon. We will miss her every day and are thankful for all that she shared with us and taught us.

She is survived by her husband Paul Hinz; daughter, Michelle (Terry) Demars; son, Eric (Erin) Cernjar; and granddaughters, Gabrielle and Audrey Cernjar. She is further survived by her father, Robert L. Stevenson (Vicky Suby); sister, Pamela (Gary) Postel; brother, Clayton (Marcia) Little; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Mark Stevenson; her mother, Vicky Little; and her step-father, John Little.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2pm Friday November 9, 2018, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services - Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Dr., Altoona WI

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Cory W. Miskowic

Miskowic, Cory W. Age 68. Died suddenly 3/1/19. Cory is survived by Debb, his wife of 38 years; sons, Joseph (Wednesday), James (Jessica Herrera), and daughter, Emily Anick (Tim); brother, Dennis Olson (Fran); grandchildren Jacob, Will, Ella, Dakota, Shantell, Olivia, Trevor, Renee, Briana, Olive and several nieces and nephews.

Cory's love for his family knew no bounds and he rejoiced in time spent with the grandkids. He loved his friends, whether from grade school, high school, college, work life or the neighborhood. He accepted everyone he met as an equal and a potential friend. He was a wordsmith and loved a good pun or play on words. His rapid retorts took many by surprise. He had a lifelong love of all music genres (except maybe opera) and enjoyed nothing more than sharing that love with others. It wasn't an event if Cory hadn't made a CD for you to commemorate the day. Cory spent many years designing residential remodeling projects with Sawhorse Designers and Builders. He helped many homeowners realize their dream projects. Cory was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian and Joseph Miskowic and his brother, Kerby Olson. A little of the music of our lives has gone quiet with his passing.

Funeral service will be Friday, March 8, 2019, 11 AM with visitation beginning at 9:30 AM at Elim Lutheran Church, 3978 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. Memorials preferred to Caring Bridge or donor's choice. Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333

Published on March 5, 2019

Greg Nordby

Nordby, Gregory Paul age 65, of Richfield, passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 3, 2016. Greg was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 21, 1951 to Wilford and Marie Nordby who preceded him in death along with brother, Ronald. Greg was known for his work ethic beginning his career with Country Club Markets for 10 years and successfully building his own business Economy Trophy which he operated serving the Twin Cities area for over 20 years. Greg enjoyed working for Securitas for the last 10 years of his career and then retired in 2013 to spend more time with his daughters and grandchildren he cherished. His family always came first. He always found the time to be there to pitch baseballs in the backyard, coach basketball, to be at dance recitals, football games, soccer practice, school events and even doctor's appointments. He never missed a family event. He was always there whenever anyone needed him day or night to listen and always with the perfect advice at hand. He will be forever loved and missed but always by our side. He is survived by his loving daughters, Melissa (Martin) Mayotte, Melanie (Javier) Sanchez, Jillian Nordby and Corrie (Troy) Dunn; grandchildren, Jonathan and Jayson Sanchez, Madeline and Mabrey Mayotte, Lucy and Caleb Dunn; sister, Suzanne Dale; brothers Timothy Nordby and Richard Nordby. Memorial service Saturday, September 10th, 11:00 am at Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum, 8151 42nd Avenue North, New Hope, 55427. Reception to follow at House of Hope Lutheran Church, 4800 Boone Avenue North, New Hope, 55427.

Published on September 9, 2016

Thomas D. Jensen

Thomas “Tom” D. Jensen, age 67, of Falun, passed away suddenly, with his loving girlfriend of 18 years, Diane, by his side, on June 30, 2019, after a long illness with COPD.

Tom was born on July 30, 1951, in Minneapolis, to parents, Ardis (Koskela) and Delbert Jensen. He graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1969.

On February 26, 1971, Tom enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. After 6 years of service, he was honorably discharged. During his time in the Army, he met Julie Needham and together they had a son, Marcus, born on Tom’s birthday, July 30, 1970.

Tom worked at McNally’s in Grantsburg as a tool and dye maker for 15 years. It was in Grantsburg that he met Gale McKnight and they were married on January 15, 1977. From this union, Tom became a father figure and helped raise Gale’s 3 children, Terry, Kimberly and April. And together the couple had a daughter of their own a few years later in 1980 a daughter, Jennifer. After 11 years, on good terms, the couple felt it was best to go their separate ways.

Tom was a river guide on the St. Croix River for many years, a gig he considered to be his ultimate dream job. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and going for cruises. He also like playing pool, watching golf, but above all else, Tom loved being a grandpa and spending time with his grandchildren.

Preceding Tom in death are his parents; sister, Judy Clark; and great-niece, Bailey Marie Wilke.

Tom is survived by his children: Marcus (Rebecca) Needham, Jennifer (Kittie) Hannah, Terry Hederman, Kimberly (Robert) Peterson and April

(Frank) Prestwood; siblings: Barb (Jim) Wilke, Terry Jensen, Alex Jensen, Arlana Parsons, Tim (Carol) Jensen; girlfriend, Diane Lawin; grandchildren: Justin, Caleb (Cheyenne), Jaedon, Austin, Kalel, Isis; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 1:00pm (visitation from 11:00am – 1:00pm) at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg, with Pastor Steve Ward officiating. The interment will be held at Lakeview Mudhen Cemetery with full military honors commencing at the gravesite.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg. Online condol

Gerald (Jerry) Thomas Johnson

Daughter, Sarah Wreisner notified us.

David Mark Erickson

Erickson, David Of Brooklyn Center, born July 27, 1951. Attended Robbinsdale High School, graduated in 1969, participated in marching band and swimming, attended Gustavus (1973) with a Music Major, active for many years at Elim Lutheran Church with the music program, most recently employed at Golden Valley Stamp and Coin. Preceded in death by father, Dr. Myron Erickson. Survived by mother, Katherine; brothers, Richard, James (Pat) and Steven; niece, Leanna (Ky) McKeon. Memorials preferred to Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale. Service Saturday, 8/3, at 2pm with visitation one hour prior at: Glen Haven Chapel 763-533-8643 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal

Published on July 31, 2019

Lawrence (Larry) Anderson

December 31, 1951 - November 2, 2019, originally from Minneapolis, MN, passed away on November 2nd in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He had a long and varied career as an electrical engineer working on complex technical issues in the research environment in a variety of programs. He spent a combined 37 years working for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM; and prior to that in technical support to the U.S. National Laboratories in Las Vegas, Nevada. His accomplishments at Sandia included design and prototype builds for weapons testers, microsystems for prosthetic limbs, field sensors and survey logging for methane detection, real-time brain wave monitoring for epileptic seizures, and temperature control circuits and system for Micro-chemlab on a chip. Larry held two U.S. patents.

From 1989 to 1998, Larry worked at EG&G and Ktech Corporation In Albuquerque, NM and supported Sandia National Laboratories with both mechanical and electrical instrumentation systems for the "Z" and Saturn accelerators.

Larry also worked for EG&G in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1981 to 1989 where he served as a member of the Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST); and as an instrumentation specialist for the Underground Nuclear Testing Program.

Larry's education included a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, Remote Sensing and Cartography from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a Master of Science degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (MSEE) from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. His thesis paper was "Micosystems Design for Instrumenting the Dynamic Socket for Prosthetic Limbs."
Larry loved vintage muscle cars and enjoyed Barrett Jackson auto shows. His other interests included rock and roll music, dancing, and being a Big Brother as part of Big Brothers of New Mexico.
Larry was much loved and is survived by his daughter Carly J. Anderson and his sisters Jade Winter and Jeanette Norte, as well as a wide group of friends and colleagues, who he greatly valued.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Nov. 10, 2019

Paul Andrew Levos

"Paul Andrew Levos, 69 of Zimmerman, MN passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 12, 2019, in Elk River, MN. Paul was born the son of Mirland and Mabel (Greuel) Levos on January 19, 1950, in Fargo, ND. Paul grew up in Baudette, MN, and later graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1969. Paul worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a longtime member of IUOE Local 49. Paul enjoyed morning coffee with his friends and spending time outdoors. Paul also loved cooking and entertaining (if you taught one of his children in school, you know he made a mean chocolate chip cookie…when asked his secret, he would always say he “made them with love”). Paul is survived by his wife Julie, son Nicholas, daughter Ashley, and step-son Joshua; brother James Levos and sisters Barbara Levos and Sandra (Mike) Renz; and many other family members and friends and he will be deeply missed. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Elk River Senior Living on Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 2-4 p.m. Casual dress requested. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers."

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