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Eugene W. Dahlquist
02/26/1938-09/24/2017
Eugene W. Dahlquist, age 79 of Palisade died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Gene was born February 26, 1938 in Aitkin, Minnesota the son of Wayne and Helen (Johnson) Dahlquist. He grew up and attended schools in Palisade and high school in Aitkin where he graduated in 1956. He then went to work for the Soo Line Railroad in 1958 where he worked as a dispatcher and traveling agent. He had worked to old tele-type using Morse code to send messages. He retired in 1998 after 40 years with the railroad. He then moved to the Palisade full time. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and ATVing. After becoming more or less “housebound”, he enjoyed what he called the “Friday Night Happy Hour” with friends at his home. He is survived by his brother Ronald (Arlene) Dahlquist of Walker, Nephews: Steve Dahlquist of Bloomington, Mn., Kevin Dahlquist of Minneapolis, Mn., and partner of 29 years Kathy Will of Palisade and also his tabby Cat Sammy. He was preceded in death by his Mother and Step Father Helen and Herman Ramstad, Father Wayne Dahlquist and his Springer Spaniel Inga. A funeral service will be held Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11 AM from Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade with Rev. William Sass officiating. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM services at the church. Interment will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Workman Township of Aitkin County, Minnesota. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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B. Eileen Keen
04/26/1919-09/21/2017
B. Eileen “Wotring” Keen, age 98 of McGregor died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin. Eileen was born April 26, 1919 in Duluth, Minnesota the daughter of Clark and Mabel (Fix) Wotring. She grew up and attended schools at Big Sandy Lake and the McGregor High School graduating in 1937. She moved to the Twin Cities and met John S. Keen and they were married on May 9, 1945 in Minneapolis. The made their home in Richfield and raised their family until moving to the house which she grew up in on Big Sandy Lake near McGregor. She has lived there since. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor and the CCW of the church. She was a former member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Richfield, Mn. She had served as township treasurer for over 35 years. She had taught dance in Richfield and McGregor and was a Co-Founder of the McGregor Arts-Inc. She was a published author and was part of the Needles and Pines writers group. She is survived by children: Therese Aguilar of Coon Rapids, Mn.; Jerome Keen of McGregor, Mn.; Tony (Julie Kramp) Keen of Breezy Point, Mn.; Mara Keen of Pine River, Mn. Ben Keen of Fridley, Mn.; Bridget (Steve) Christianson of Batavia, Ill.; 15 Grandchildren; numerous Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, sons Tim and Dan, 1 grandchild Heidi two brothers and son in law John Aguilar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11 AM from the Holy Family Catholic Church in McGregor with Fr. David Forsman officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. A visitation will also be held Wednesday, September 27 at the Richfield American Legion Post; 6501 Portland Ave. S. from 9 until 10 AM. Burial will be at 11 AM Wednesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery Assembly area #1. Arrangements are with the McGregor Funeral Home in McGregor, Mn. www.srtfuneral.com.
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Curtis Elroy Gullickson
10/26/1931-09/20/2017
Curtis Elroy Gullickson, 85 of Aitkin, left his earthly home to go to his forever home in Heaven with his Heavenly Father on September 20, 2017. He was Born October 26, 1931 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Severin and Hilda (Peterson) Gullickson. He graduated from Central High School in Eau Claire in 1949. He enlisted in the Army where he served in the Korean War (Pork Chop Hill) from February 19, 1952 through November 18, 1953. He was injured and received a Purple Heart. He also received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was in the Army Reserve until March 31, 1960. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW and the DAV. He worked as a machinist at Machine Industries in Chippewa Falls, WI. Curtis was united in marriage to Deanna Mann on April 22, 1967 in St. Paul Park. They had two daughters, Robyn (Gullickson) Modl and Roxanne (Gullickson) Lentz. Curt retired from Machine Industries August of 1995. They then moved from Eau Claire, WI to Aitkin MN. He worked part time at the Aitkin Historical Museum where he enjoyed visiting with the people that would come in. He enjoyed learning about Aitkin and its history. He retired from there to spend time with his family and friends. He enjoyed Auctions, spending time in his garage, community events, milling around town talking with people, but most of all, his family. He adored his doggy Gizmo and Gizmo adored him. He was preceded in death by his parents: Severin & Hilda (Peterson) Gullickson; daughter Roxanne (Gullickson) Lentz; sisters: Avis Fisher and Lavonne Willier. He is survived by his wife Deanna (Mann) Gullickson; Daughter and son in law: Robyn (Tim) (Gullickson) Modl of Aitkin; Grandchildren: Melinda Modl of Aitkin, Travis Modl of Aitkin, Natasha Lentz of Rice Lake, WI., Mikaylee Lentz of Aitkin, Denae Lentz of Rice Lake, WI.; Great grandchildren: Kallie Nickaboine of Aitkin, Jordan Alexander of Aitkin, Ryan Alexander of Aitkin; Great-great granddaughter Olivia Weimer of Aitkin; Many-many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 1:00P.M. – Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the New Life Church of Aitkin. Reverend Larry Berg will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Military honors will be accorded by Aitkin American Legion Lee Post # 86 and Aitkin VFW Roberts-Glad Post #1727. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at a later date. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Beverly A. Paulson
01/17/1935-09/19/2017
Beverly Ann Paulson died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at home surrounded by her children. Bev was born January 17, 1935, on the family’s farm in the Cedarbrook neighborhood of Aitkin, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Alida and Louis Keil. She attended the Aitkin Public Schools. Bev married “Albert the Good Guy” Paulson on September 25, 1954. They moved to Albert’s family farm where they had a dairy herd. This farm has been in the Paulson family since 1885. They had five children, Lloyd (deceased 2015), Audrey (Chuck Linke), Lou (Robin), Richard (Ellen) and Eric (deceased 2012). Bev is also survived by seven grandchildren, one great grandson, Sister Bonita and Bill Besch, Brother Donald and Lois Keil, sister-in-law Elsie Paulson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bev and Albert started the Red Indian Campground in 1962. It has been in the family continuously since that time. Many family gatherings and softball games took place there. After Albert’s death in 1993, Bev was the manager of the business until 2015. Bev was very active in her community. She was a Lioness for 35 years, serving on multiple committees. She hosted their board meetings in her home for many years. She was in the Ester Circle at First Lutheran Church. She was also a very active member of the Church’s kitchen staff, serving at every event at the church from baptisms to funerals. Bev was a wonderful baker. If you were a customer of Security Bank you would have enjoyed her cookies during the ten years she was the baker at the bank. Bev had many hobbies, she loved to play cards with her special lady friends and make ceramics. She made over 75 nativity sets and gave them as wedding gifts. Bev had a wonderful outlook on life, even through her illness, she was always cheerful and often remarked, “I’ve had a really good life.” Memorials can be made to the Campership fund at the First Lutheran Church. Bev was a faithful contributor to this fund as she wanted all the children to have the ability to attend camp. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:30 PM from First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with Rev. Darrell Pedersen officiating. Visitation will be from 1 PM until the 2:30 PM services. Private family interment will be in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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Aaron Joseph (Jeff) Aadland
03/31/1958-09/18/2017
Aaron Joseph (Jeff) Aadland, 59 of Isle died Monday, September 18, 2017 at his residence after a long battle with diabetes complications. He was born March 31, 1958 in Minneapolis to Donald Ray and Dorothy Ellen (Higgins) Aadland. He attended Forest Lake High School and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He worked as an over the road truck driver. Aaron was united in marriage to EstherRuth Yvonne (Burnham) on October 24, 2015 in Forest Lake. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping, archery, reading his Bible, learning new things, studying the Greek language and studying history, especially the Civil War and both World Wars, fixing and tinkering around the house and with vehicles, computers and models. He loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his first wife Debra Aadland, brother Myron Aadland, sister Kari Grythe, and his parents Aaron is survived by his wife EstherRuth Yvonne (Burnham) Aadland; Son: Donald Aadland, Jr.; Daughters: Ashley Aadland, Rachel Gay, and Loral Rost; Brother: Steven Aadland; Sisters: Kimberly Jongquist and Kristi Hill; Special nephew: James Bray; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 11:00A.M. – Monday, September 25, 2017 at Opstead Baptist Church, Isle. Reverend Dan Monson will officiate. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial with military honors will be at Rabbit Lake Cemetery, Glen Township, Aitkin County. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com
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Richard Urban Lowe
01/08/1944-09/13/2017
Richard Urban Lowe, 73, of Aitkin and formerly of North Minneapolis, died Wednesday September 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 8, 1944 in Minneapolis to Robert Harry and Helen Francis (Banas) Lowe. He graduated from Vocational High School in Minneapolis. He was a United States Marine Corps Veteran, 26th Rifle Company , serving in the Vietnam War. Richard was united in marriage to Rozann Jean (Peach) on June 27, 1964 in Columbia Heights. He worked as a custodian for 35 years at Brooklyn Center Public Schools. After retirement they moved to the Aitkin area in 2004. He was a member of the Aitkin American Legion Lee Post #86 and Aitkin Moose Lodge #1060. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, sitting by the camp fire, and having a beer. He loved his dog moose, his chickens, and he especially loved his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Richard is survived by his wife Rozann Jean (Peach) Lowe of Aitkin, 3 children and their spouses: Wendy Jean (Lowe) Brown of Elk River; Robert William (Dolores Alicia) Lowe of North East Minneapolis; Suzanne Marie (Mike) (Lowe) Johnson of St. Michael; Son-in-law: Robert John Brown; 5 grandchildren: Robert Richard Brown, Salana Elizabeth Johnson, Kaylen Alicia Lowe, Autumn Marie Johnson, and Elias Michael Johnson; 2 sisters: Roberta Houssan of Seattle, and Laurel Keenan of Isanti; 1 brother: Steve (Debra) Lowe of Pine City; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 11:00A.M. –Thursday September 21, 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 Saron Cemetery, Glen Township, Aitkin County. Military honors will be accorded by Aitkin American Legion Lee Post #86 and Aitkin VFW Roberts Glad Post #1727. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to: Wounded Warriors Guide Service, Attn. Treasurer Todd Grewe, 40000 160th Street, Morris, Mn. 56267.
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