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Martin Louis Butcher
Martin Louis Butcher, 65, of McGregor, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018. He was born September 25, 1952 in Hibbing to Orland and Mary (Byerly) Butcher. Martin attended McGregor High School before joining the United States Navy. Martin was a Dairy Farmer as well as a Bus Driver for McGregor Schools for several years. Martin is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Tom, Ken and John. Martin is survived by his wife, Terri Butcher of Aitkin; children, Jacob (Erika) Butcher, Alysa (Andrew) Mentges, Dawna (Jake) Bernhagen and Raechel (Sam) Crites; 9 grandchildren; siblings, Roland (Gayle) Butcher, Jim (Sue) Butcher, Roberta Perpich and Leland (George Ann) Butcher; several nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 27 from 10 AM until the 11 AM Service in Journey North Church, Aitkin with Pastor Dallas Smith officiating. Military Honors will be provided by Aitkin American Legion Post #86 and Aitkin V.F.W. Post #1727. To sign the guestbook online, go to: Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin.
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Linda Marie Cummings
Linda Marie Cummings, Age 75 of Aitkin died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at her home. Linda was born July 31, 1942 in Aitkin the daughter of John Paul and Isabelle Mae (Fredrick) Pirner. She grew up and attended schools in Aitkin and graduated from the Aitkin High School in 1960. She then attended the School of Cosmetology in Minneapolis. She then returned to Aitkin and started her own beautician shop in town and operated that from 1963 to 1971. She then moved her shop out to her home and operated there until retiring in 2008. She married Eugene W. Cummings on May 29, 1965 at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and had sang in the church choir, a former member of the Moose, enjoyed getting together with her friends and doing crafts, she enjoyed growing potted flowers and baking. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas. She loved to decorate the home for the holidays. She loved her family but especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Gene Cummings of Aitkin; Daughters: Kristen Cummings-Danzl of Yuma, Az.; Stefanie (Dale) Thomas of Farmington, Mn.; Grandchildren: Nathan Cummings, Hunter Thomas, Hayden Thomas, Hudson Thomas; Brothers: Bruce (Carol) Pirner of Crosby, Terry (Kathy) Pirner of Coon Rapids, Mn., Sisters: Paulette Peltoma of Duluth, Mn., Donnas (Marty) Tahja of Duluth, Mn.; Sister in law: Joanne Pirner of Aitkin; and very special cousin Renee (Greg) Fliss of Aitkin. She was preceded in death by her parents: John and Isabelle Pirner; brother: Al Pirner; son in law: Mark Danzl and brother in law: Robin Peltoma. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11 AM from St. James Catholic Church with Fr. David Forsman officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home.
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Florence Ann Doerr
Florence Ann Doerr, 85 of Aitkin, MN. died Friday, March 9, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 28, 1932 in Minneapolis to Samuel and Anna (Kozub) Natysin. Florence was united in marriage to Dennis Doerr on June 2, 1951 in Minneapolis. She enjoyed sewing, Gardening, cooking, and especially spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents: Samuel and Anna, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Florence is survived by her husband Dennis of Aitkin, MN.; Son and daughter-in-law: Duane (Kathy) Natysin of Coon Rapids, MN.; Daughters and sons-in-law: Virginia (Geoff) Sharples of Cold Spring, MN.; Carol (Garold) Olsvig of Arland, WI.; Geraldine (Craig) Moen of Prairie Farm, WI.; Diana (John) Welle of Aitkin, MN.; Charlotte (Tom) Hastings of Buffalo, MN.; 20 grandchildren and 25 great- grandchildren; Many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 11:00A.M. Friday, March 16, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church in Aitkin. Father David Forsman will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the First Lutheran Church of Arland Cemetery in Arland, Wisconsin. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfunersal
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