The Isanti County News » Announcements The Isanti County News covers community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for the cities of Cambridge, Isanti, and Braham, Minnesota and their surrounding areas. Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:30:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Benjamin J. McCoy Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:13:21 +0000 Benjamin J. McCoy, age 82 , of Stanchfield, passed away July 4, 2015. Arrangements by Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham, (320)396-2121.

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Keith and Jenifer Strehlo Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:12:32 +0000 Keith and Jenifer Strehlo

Join us in celebrating the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Keith and Jennifer Strehlo of Braham, MN.
An open house will be given by their son's Joshua and Karl on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 2-4pm at St. John Lutheran Church, North Branch, MN (Weber).
No local invites were sent.

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Kathryn A. Erickson Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:10:06 +0000 Kathryn Erickson passed away at her home, Aspen Group Home in Cambridge, on July 4, 2015 at the age of 56 years.
Kathryn Ann Erickson was born in Minneapolis on March 18, 1959 to Dewayne and Grace (Van Dusen) Erickson. She graduated from Cambridge High School. Kathryn worked at the Cambridge Clinic for several years and previously worked at the Fergus Falls Clinic. She attended Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. As a hobby she did floral work on the side. Kathryn also enjoyed quilting, sewing and collecting Red Wing Pottery and Longaberger Baskets.
Kathryn is survived by two sons, John (Mitra) Zellmer, of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Eric Zellmer of Fargo, North Dakota; six grandchildren; father, Dewayne Erickson of Missouri; mother, Grace Erickson of Missouri; brother, Steven Erickson of California; sister, Susan Erickson of Washington; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti with Rev. Clifton Hanson officiating. Friends may gather 1 hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Athens Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.

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Edward “Ed” T. Marcotte Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:09:15 +0000 Edward

Edward "Ed, Eddie" Theodore Marcotte died peacefully in his home on June 29, 2015 in Cambridge, MN at the age of 85.
Ed is survived by his six daughters and sons-in-law, Deb and Rick Ponto, Mary Marcotte, Lori Harris, Joni Marcotte, Susie and Dave Bruce, Shelle Nelson, Scott Nelson; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; his sister Elaine Campton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Audrey Mayer, Marcia and Clark Bonniwell, Dale and Nancy Krebsbach, Shirley and Stephen Marconyak, Beverly and Corky Fitzgerald, Mary Ann and Mert Embree, Germaine Block, Doug and Kathy Krebsbach, Bill and Janice Krebsbach; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Evelyn (Krebsbach) Marcotte; son-in-law Steve Harris; parents Wilbur and Eva (Westerlund) Marcotte; brothers Lawrence Marcotte and Wilbur Joseph Marcotte; and godparents Napoleon and Ida (Parent) Marcotte.
Ed was born on September 28, 1929 In Minneapolis, MN to Wilbur and Eva Marcotte. He graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic School. He met his wife Evelyn (Krebsbach) in 1954 and they were married July 2, 1957. They began farming in East Bethel, MN, and in 1959 had their first daughter; between 1960 and 1969, they added 5 more daughters. During the 70's they moved to Braham, MN and farmed there until 1978 when they moved to Grasston, MN. In 2006 he moved to Cambridge where he lived until his death. Ed worked at home farming and was also a truck driver, both long haul and then construction. He worked on such projects as the Highway 65 project, the IDS Building, the HHH Metrodome, the Duluth lift bridge and the Minnesota Zoo. During his driving years he logged over 3 million miles with an impeccable driving record. Ed had many hobbies, among them were fishing, metal detecting, and horseshoe pitching. He was a champion horseshoe pitcher, placing in state and national tournaments several times. He was voted Gopher State Horseshoe Pitcher of the Year several years running. He enjoyed metal detecting and horseshoe pitching with his wife Evelyn; as fishing goes, he caught them and she just cleaned them! Ed will be remembered by his children as a very loving father, always encouraging them and supporting them to pursue an education and to make the most out of life. His sense of humor was known by all. He could be counted on to make anyone one smile and laugh.
Ed was an accomplished grandfather and often spent time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, teaching them songs and encouraging them to play music. He loved country music, westerns, and anything about history and lost gold. His favorites were Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and John Wayne. He was generous with his time and money, helping anyone who asked him and always giving to the church and various charities, especially St. Jude's Hospital for Children.
The wake is Monday, July 6th from 4-7 p.m. at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday, July 7th at 10:30 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior to the service at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge, MN. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pine City, MN following the luncheon. Online condolences at

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Friends of the Isanti Area Library invite you to join the parade Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:51:07 +0000 FIALThe Friends of the Isanti Area Library are looking for volunteers to join them in the July 9 Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Days Parade.

If interested call Susi at 763-444-4585. The attached picture is from one of their prior year parade entries. The theme for this year is ‘Read to the Rhythm.’

Friends collect books year-round for future book sales. Book and DVD donations are always welcome and are collected at the SOS Classroom in Isanti. They especially need children’s books, westerns, and large print items (no encyclopedias, textbooks, or Reader’s Digest condensed books). You may contact Susi at 763-444-4585 to arrange for a drop off.

Funds raised by the Friends are used to encourage literacy in the community and promote the Isanti Outreach Library located in the Isanti City Hall. The Outreach Library is open every Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m.

Volunteers make their events possible and each one is appreciated immensely. If you would like to be involved in their fun and worthwhile projects, contact or call 763-444-4585.

All are welcome to join them at their Friends of the Isanti Area Library meeting on the third Monday of every month from 4-5:30 p.m. Guests, as well as new members, are always welcome. Call for more information or visit

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Hwy. 47 lane closures in Isanti County begin July 9 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:38:41 +0000 Motorists traveling Highway 47 between St. Francis and Isanti County Road 16 will encounter delays as segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Thursday, July 9. The original starting date for the project was July 6.

The lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset daily, and will be complete by August 1. Flaggers and a pilot car will allow one-way, alternating traffic through the daily work zones. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop as they approach each work zone, obey the flaggers and use caution as they follow the pilot car through the daily work zones.

Also, motorists entering a work zone from driveways or roads that intersect Highway 47 must wait for the pilot car to pass, then follow it through the work zone.


The closures are needed while crews resurface 21 miles of Highway 47. When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride and ensure Highway 47 continues to serve Minnesota motorists and local communities for many years.

To learn more about MnDOT and transportation funding, visit MnDOT’s Get Connected website at:

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit

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OConnor Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:09:56 +0000 Jeff and Amanda O'Connor of Isanti excitedly announce the birth of their daughter, Mallory Ray O'Connor. Mallory was born on June 24, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Mallory is proudly welcomed by grandparents Stan and Pam O'Connor of North Branch and Kevin and Melissa Domogalla of Isanti.

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Dora “Dorie” G. Julien Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:14:10 +0000 Dora "Dorie" Julien passed away on June 22, 2015, at the Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Daytona Beach, Florida at the age of 93.
Dora Gertrude Evans was born on April 7, 1922, to Arthur and Flora Evans in Octavia, Nebraska. Her mother passed away when Dora was 4 years old, leaving her father with 9 children. Arthur worked for the railroad and the children were raised between Octavia and the homesteaded land in Mineral Center, MN.
On October 3, 1944, Dora was united in marriage to Elvert W. Julien. The first year of their marriage they lived with Elvert's parent, Emil and Hilma Julien. In 1946 they purchased their own farm near Maple Ridge, west of Braham. Their first daughter, VaLarie, was born in 1950 followed in 1952 by daughter, Barbara. In 1953 their barn and cattle were destroyed by a tornado and they moved to the farm on the Isanti-Chisago County line, east of Braham where they lived until 1980, when they retired to their home on Highway 107 south of Braham. In 2005 Dora moved with her daughter, VaLarie and her husband, Steven, to Daytona Beach, Florida. Dora worked at the Cambridge State Hospital for over 20 years.
Dora was preceded in death by her husband, Elvert; daughter, Barbara Griffith; sisters, Hazel and Harriet; brothers, Leonard, Miland, Edward, George and Eugene; sister-in law and special friend, Eleanor (Oke) Bondeson.
Dora is survived by her daughter, VaLarie (Steven) Thorkelson of Holly Hill, FL; her sister, Anne Gucene of Yates Center, Kansas; five grandchildren, Dawn Sundermeyer, Jamison Sundermeyer, Danielle Thorkelson, Robert Griffith, and Karmin (Tom) Miskowic; three greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews, all of whom were special to her.
Graveside services are planned for August 22, 2015, at the Braham Evangelical Covenant Cemetery in Braham.

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Robert Joel Sutter Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:10:18 +0000 Robert Joel Sutter

11/20/40 – 07/09/12
Love bears all things, Believes all things,
Hopes all things,
Endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:7
Love, Joyce and Family

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Donald Shand, Jr. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:11:58 +0000 Doanld Shand, Jr., age 65 passed away Saturday, June 27,2015 in California, formerly of Harris, MN. Any inquiries can be made to James Shand, 1330 S. Adams, Cambridge, MN 55008

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