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Gregory L. Seibert
Gregory L. Seibert, 66 of Aitkin died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin. In keeping with Gregory’s wishes there will be no services at this time. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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Ann E. Lindberg
Ann E. Lindberg, 81 of McGregor died Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Essentia St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born May 4, 1935 in McGrath to Olaf J. and Frances L. (Isley) Otterson. She attended grade school in Wealthwood and graduated from Superior Central High School in Superior, WI. Ann married the love of her life, John Lindberg, on October 28, 1979 at the Blackberry Church in Blackberry near Grand Rapids. She worked beside her husband at Lindberg Pharmacy in McGregor for 23 years before retiring in November of 2001. She enjoyed spending time with her family and occasional visits with her children at Mille Lacs Lake in the summer. She was a member of the Aitkin Seventh Day Adventist Church. Ann was everybody’s friend and loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband John “Jack” Lindberg of McGregor, 3 sons and daughters-in-law: Steve (Jenny) La Flamme of Apple Valley, Bill La Flamme of McGregor, Bob (Heidi) La Flamme of Superior, WI., 3 daughters and sons-in-law: Linda (Mike) Lundgren of Circle Pines, Debbie Hagen of McGregor, Laura (Alan) LePage of Blaine, Numerous grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 1:00P.M – Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rabbit Lake Cemetery.
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Herbert Carl Erlandson
Herbert Carl Erlandson, 84 of Aitkin died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home in Aitkin. He was born October 19, 1932 in Crosby to Carl and Hilda (Jacobson) Erlandson. He graduated from Isle High School in 1951. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Herbert was united in marriage to Joanne (Horan) on June 1, 1956 at Opstead Baptist Church in Opstead. He worked as a logger and owned Herbie’s Saw Mill. He also was a farmer, mechanic, and truck driver. Over the years he and Joanne traveled across the United States together and they almost made it to every state. He enjoyed playing horse shoes, cards, family volleyball matches, helping at Betty’s Day Care, and picking on his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters: Francis Berry and Lois Erickson; 3 brothers: Donald, Kenneth and Willis Erlandson; son-in-law: Ray Evans. Herbert is survived by his wife Joanne Erlandson, 5 children: John Erlandson, Sr., Patti Erlandson, Linda Erlandson, Betty Evans, and Barbara Erlandson, 6 grandchildren: Luke (Kelsi) Evans, Teya (Bert) Nelson, John Erlandson, Jr., Nick Erlandson, Jaya Erlandson, and Jaymee Erlandson, 3 great-grandchildren: Lyla Nelson, Reed Nelson, and Ellie Rae Evans, Many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 1:00P.M. – Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Heritage Church (the former Aitkin Assembly of God) in Aitkin. Reverend Jason Erickson will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Herbert’s grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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Marla Jean Odegard Berg
Marla Jean (Odegard) Berg, 70 of McGregor died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Aitkin Health Services in Aitkin. She was born Friday, December 13, 1946 in Cloquet the 4th daughter of Orvin Gerhard and Orletta Rose (Kirsch) Odegard. She graduated high school and attended vocational school where she earned her LPN degree. Marla was united in marriage to John Edward Berg January 30, 1965 in McGregor. She enjoyed crocheting, scrapbooking, and Facebook. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 36 years John Edward Berg, sisters: Marjorie Mae Myer and Rose Marlene Boyer, nephews: David Arlen Thompson, Sr., Wally Morgan Thompson, and Timothy Grayson Thompson, great-nephew David Arlen Thompson, Jr., and great-great-nephew Nathan James Boyer. Marla is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. According to Marla’s wishes there will not be a funeral service. Instead a celebration of life will be at her home with a potluck and a kegger. The date has not been set at this time. Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin assisted with the arrangements.
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Betty Jane Quaderer
Betty Jane Quaderer, age 89 of McGregor died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at her home near McGregor. Betty was born May 10, 1927 in Cloquet, Minnesota the daughter of Tom and Emma (Smith) Benjamin. She attended the Flandreau Native American School where she graduated from High School. She married Amos Quaderer in 1955. They lived in Minneapolis where she worked and raised her family. Upon her retirement in 1989 she moved to the McGregor area and has lived here since. She had a passion for fishing. She loved the outdoors and also spending time with her family. She is survived by children: Debra Knutson, Gloria (Terry) Lowrie, Linda Quaderer, Daryl Quaderer, Jill Valentino (Faron Jackson), and Louis Quaderer. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Emma, 1 daughter Pamela, 2 sons: Danny and Rodney, sisters: Jessie, Alice, Maggie and brothers: Joe, Frank, and Jerry. Services will be held at the East Lake Ceremonial Building on Monday, March 20, 2017 starting at 10 AM with Spiritual Leader Larry “Amik” Smallwood officiating. A private interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home.
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Kevin Lee Futhey
Kevin Lee Futhey, age 59 of McGregor formerly of Brooklyn Center, Mn. died Friday, March 10, 2017 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Mn. Kevin was born July 23, 1957 at Crosby, Minnesota the son of Lee and Kathy (Koski) Futhey. He lived in Aitkin until 1965 when he moved with his family to Brooklyn Center where he attended schools and graduated from the Brooklyn Center High School in 1975. He then attended Vo-Tech where he studied mechanics. He worked for Hard Chrome Plating until 1988 and then he went to work for Northwest Airlines for 18 years. He married Patricia Lee Hoover on January 23, 2006 in Aitkin. They made their home in McGregor and Kevin worked for the Lake Superior College in Duluth as a maintenance supervisor. He retired due to health issues in 2011. He was the vice president of the Up North Riders Club. He loved riding ATV’s. He also loved hunting and spending time at the hunting land. He was a member of the McGregor Lions Club and he enjoyed spending time and visiting with all of his friends and family. He is survived by his wife Patty Futhey of McGregor; Sons: Ryan Futhey and Randy Futhey both of Coon Rapids; step daughter: Cassandra Glaser of Ramsey, Mn; step son: LeRoy (Dawn) Swanson of Coon Rapids, Mn.; grandchildren: Jenna, Carter, Brittany, Jordan; great grandchildren: Jaeda, Isla, Akiva, Lola; Parents: Kathy and Lee Futhey of Aitkin; sister: Kerrin (Tim) Brelje of St. Paul and brother Keith Futhey of East Bethel, Mn. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11 AM until 2 PM at the McGregor Community Center where people may come and share stories and have fellowship with the family. Burial will be in the Bennettville Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in McGregor.
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