The Isanti County News » Announcements http://isanticountynews.com 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. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:31:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the Go event listing http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/on-the-go-event-listing-25/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/29/on-the-go-event-listing-25/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:24:03 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116373 Windmill Acres Pumpkin Patch

Windmill Acres is open through Nov. 2 at 34365 Hupp St. NE, rural Cambridge. The patch is open Wednesday and Thursday from 1-6 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission ($7 per person, 3 & under free) includes a corn pit, hay mountain, farm animals, barrel train ride and photo opportunities. Admission to the five-acre corn maze is $8 per person, and a combination of the two events is $12 per person. Cash or checks only. For more information call 763-238-7855.

Fall Family Fun: ‘Amazing Bugs’ at Green Barn

Your family will love the annual indoor straw maze ($2.50 per person any age, under 2 free) open daily at Green Barn Garden Center in Isanti. Learn about bugs and other creatures while traveling through the straw maze. Kids will also love to play in the corn kernel pit ($1.50 per person. Must be at least 2 yrs). Both are open daily through Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don’t forget your camera. Green Barn Garden Center is located on Highway 65, 3 miles south of Isanti. 763-444-5725, www.greenbarngardencenter.com.

Coffee Chat at Cambridge Medical Center

Thursday, Oct. 30: A Coffee Chat will be held from 9-10 a.m. at Cambridge Medical Center Foundation Room. Topic will be “Prescription Drug Awareness and Disposal,” presented by Isanti County Attorney Jeff Edblad and Isanti County Chief Deputy Chris Caulk. All welcome. For more information, call 763-688-9339. Use the hospital entrance.

Paint a Fall Scene

Thursday, Oct. 30: Cambridge Center for the Arts will host its next “Paint and Pinot” class from 6:30-9 p.m. MaryAnn will guide attendees through the painting process of a fall scene. All painting supplies, canvas and appetizers are included in the cost. Bring your favorite wine or beverage and enjoy an evening of painting fun. Beginning and experienced students welcome. Cost: $35, $30 for CCFA members, limited to 12 prepaid students. CCFA, 140 Buchanan St., Cambridge, in City Center Mall. Information and registration: www.cambridgecenterforthearts.org or call 763-552-0320.

Family Fun Night

Friday, Oct. 31: Dale Evangelical Free Church (45268 Brunswick Road, Harris) is hosting its 5th annual Family Fun Night from 5:30-8 p.m. All indoor fun with a bouncy house, games, prizes, candy, facepainting, a cupcake walk, crafts, hot dogs and popcorn. Event is free and fun for the entire family.

All Welcome to Forum at Common Ground

Sunday, Nov. 2: Common Ground United Methodist Community is pleased to announce the first of its Adult Forums for the year. At 11 a.m., Stephanie Wheelock and Chris Williams will give a presentation about the challenges and hope for the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Stephanie and Chris have spent time doing mission work at Pine Ridge. The reservation, located in the southwest corner of South Dakota, is considered to be one of the poorest areas in the country. Join them in the sanctuary at Common Ground to hear about this historic nation and its people, and how we can help with the challenges they face.

Young Life annual Banquet

Sunday, Nov. 2: Young Life’s annual fundraising banquet will be held from 6:29-7:47 p.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church with a football-themed evening planned. This will be an opportunity to learn more about Young Life, and an opportunity to invest in the transformation of kids lives. Dessert and drinks served. All are welcome.

Breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace

Tuesday, Nov. 4: Join your friends for breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace, 235 Fern St. N. in Cambridge, on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Good food, friendly service and great prices. Complimentary coffee. For more information call 763-689-1474.

Edward Jones Coffee Club

Tuesday, Nov. 4: All are welcome to join for the next Edward Jones Coffee Club. Discussing current events, the economy and investing in a relaxed, informal setting.  A great way to get to know one another and learn something new. The club will be held at 10 a.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center, 140 N. Buchanan St., City Center Mall, Cambridge. Coffee and pastries provided. Bring a friend. RSVP by calling 763-689-8552 by Nov. 3.

Free Dinner & Bread Distribution

Thursday, Nov. 6: A Free Community Dinner & Bread Distribution hosted by Cambridge UPC Church at 210 10th Ave. SW, Cambridge (Renting the Seventh Day Adventists Church) will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. For questions, or if you need a ride, call Pastor David L. Willis at 651-674-8842. Bread Distributions are held the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Shop to Help Other People in Braham

Saturday, Nov. 8: All are invited to a shopping event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. There will be home party vendors including Silpada Jewelry, 31 Bags, Usborne Books, Taqua Jewelry, Scentsy Candles, Pampered Chef, Tupperware and Norwex. Proceeds will go toward WHO scholarships, the Braham Food Bank and the Braham Christmas Giving Tree.

PFLAG Meeting

Sunday, Nov. 9: The next meeting of the East Central Minnesota Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays be held at 4:30 p.m. at Common Ground, the Cambridge United Methodist Church, 404 N. Cypress, Cambridge. If you are in need of support, or wish to support or have questions on LGBT issues, they encourage you to attend. Questions about the organization or meetings call 320-396-3128, 320-272-0069 or 763-552-0084.

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Lorraine B. Anderson http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/28/lorraine-b-anderson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/28/lorraine-b-anderson/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:14:09 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116304 Lorraine   B.  Anderson

Lorraine Anderson, a loving wife and mother who helped improve her church and her community, died peacefully Oct. 22 with her daughters and long-time pastor at her side. She was 86.

Lorraine Soderberg was born July 25, 1928 in Springvale and attended grade school there until she moved with her family to Blomford in 1938. Sometime in 1946, Lorraine went on a double date with her friend and two young men. But it was her friends date who caught her eye. She joked that she and Orville were winking at each other from the start. She began dating Orville shortly thereafter in February 1946. They fell for each other quickly. Orville often swooped in to the Cambridge Co-Op where Lorraine worked to see her. They became inseparable, going out dancing and socializing with friends almost every night.
Orville and Lorraine married on Sept. 21, 1946 at South Isanti Baptist Church. Their love was timeless, passing milestone after milestone, including a 50th and 60th anniversary. Orville died in 2011, and even in Lorraines final days she longed to be with him once again.
Lorraine and Orville had two daughters, Pam and Teri, in 1948 and 1949, respectively. Lorraine raised them, led their 4-H group and taught them to help out on the farm while Orville worked in the fields. In the 1960s and 1970s, Lorraine worked at the American Can Co., where she met several lifelong friends.

Despite her humble upbringing, Lorraine quickly blossomed into a fantastic cook with help from Orvilles mother. Her family, especially her grandchildren, always looked forward to her mashed potatoes, which included sinful amounts of cream and butter, secret-recipe corn pudding and her desserts during holidays and family gatherings. Orville, meanwhile, frowned on any restaurant food because he knew Lorraines cooking was best. Whether it was a meal for the farmers, her family or a gather of friends, no one ever went away hungry and there were always extra meals sent home for everyone. Lorraine also helped turn their house into a picturesque example of a rural Minnesota farm home. It was the site of dozens of cozy family dinners, friendly card games and family reunions. The Minnesota Farm Bureau honored it with the Century Farm Award in 2001.

Lorraine took homemaking to higher levels, too. She designed and sewed clothing for her children and grandchildren, made her own square dancing skirts and patched up clothing for Orville and other farm hands. She was among the first members of the Border Belles homemakers, which celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2003.

Orville and Lorraine were very active at Fish Lake Lutheran Church. Lorraine was on the worship and music committee. The group would choose hymns to coincide with the sermon for that day, but she often thought the songs were too bland and long-winded, so she tried to sneak in better songs and clipped a few of the verses if they were too long. She also was in charge of the cookie jar, trying her best to supply tasty treats for the congregation without spending too much. Along with her friends, Lorraine helped create the churchs first outside polka service, which included a dinner and a quilt raffle.

Lorraine had a delicate and attentive touch with her friends and family, making sure to send birthday and holiday cards to everyone and helping out anyone who was in need. She made holidays with her family special by cooking savory meals, decorating and maintaining lively conversations. Lorraine helped make the calls to ensure Santa Claus visited on Christmas Eve. But she would smile and tell anyone to never stop believing in Santa Claus.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Florence Soderberg, and her husband, Orville.

She is survived by her daughters Pam West (North Branch) and Teri (Darrell) Wistrom (Cambridge); grandchildren Kelly West (Blackduck), David West (Isanti), Jenny (David) Tschoepe (Austin, TX), Brent Wistrom (Austin, TX) and great-granddaughters Lauren West and Peyton Tschoepe; brother Skip Soderberg (Isanti), as well as other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was 3 p.m., Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Fish Lake Lutheran Church. Interment was in Cambridge Union Cemetery. Online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Cambridge.

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Sperry-Rauch engaged http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/sperry-rauch/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/sperry-rauch/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:25:25 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116299 SPERRY / RAUCH

Jim and Carol Sperry of Cambridge are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Sperry, to Joseph Rauch, son of William (Bill) and Patricia Rauch of Rice, Minnesota.

Anne graduated from Cambridge High School in 2002, then from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2007 with a BA in International Business. She is currently employed by Ameriprise in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Joe graduated from Sauk Rapids Rice High School in 2002, then from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with a BA in Nursing. He currently works at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A December 6th wedding in Minneapolis is planned.

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Marion Clara Bayer http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/marion-clara-bayer/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/marion-clara-bayer/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:24:36 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116296 Marion   Clara  Bayer

Marion Bayer of Roseville, Minnesota passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West in Cambridge where she resided since 2011. She was 89 years old.

Marion was born on April 12, 1925 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the youngest of four girls. On June 10, 1953, Marion was united in marriage to William Bill Bayer. They made their home in Roseville, Minnesota and also lived on Rush Lake near Rush Point, Minnesota from 1971-1988. They were blessed with four daughters.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents Michael and Magdalen (Blees) Michlistch; three sisters Victoria, Elizabeth and Virginia and daughter Mary.

Marion is survived by her husband William Bill Bayer and three daughters Carolann (John) Holmblad of Cambridge, Susan (James) Turnquist of Isanti and Marian Bayer of Minneapolis. Marion has five granddaughters Erica (Joshua) Gerrity, Mary Dahlquist, Julia (Michael) Dixon, Madeline Turnquist and Emma Green along with seven great-grandchildren.

Marion will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Cambridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment in the Christ The King Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements are with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.

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Janice A. deBernardeaux http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/janice-a-debernardeaux/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/janice-a-debernardeaux/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:24:26 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116293 Janice   A.  deBernardeaux

Janice deBernardeaux, age 71, of Brook Park died October 24, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.
Janice Aileen deBernardeaux was born on September 26, 1943 in Crow Wing Township, Hubbard County, Minnesota, to Palmer and Marion (Arola) Helgeson. Janice was raised and lived her early years in International Falls. As a young woman she married Merle Carlson and they made their home in northern Minnesota and they had two sons. Her husband Merle died as the result of an automobile accident. Janice later married Edward deBernardeaux and they made their home in Isanti and had two children. Ed and Janice would later divorce. She later met her significant other, Wayne Lindell, and they lived in Isanti for many years. Janice loved cooking, baking, sewing and making gifts for others. She especially loved the Holidays, they were her favorite time of the year, making treats and being with family and friends. Janice also loved fishing, just being out on the lake and playing cards.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Russell Wayne Helgeson; husband, Merle Carlson; brother, John Helgeson; significant other of her father, Shirley; the significant other of her mother, William and her significant other, Wayne Lindell.
Janice is survived by her four children, John Carlson of Pine City, Clayton (Laurie) Carlson of Pine City, Rodney (Lori) deBernardeaux of Princeton, Michelle (Brian) Krone of Brook Park; by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Korpi of Ranier, MN, Judy (Bruce) Anderson of Ericksburg, MN; two brothers, Harold (Caroline) Helgeson of Ray, MN, Palmer Helgeson of International Falls; former husband, Ed deBernardeaux of Pine City; and by many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti with Rev. Ryan OLeary officiating. Vocalists will be Carmelle Anderson and Harold Anderson. Marlene Hartzell will serve as pianist. Interment in North Isanti Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home Isanti Chapel.

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Elizabeth (Bettie) Anne Jacobson http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/elizabeth-bettie-anne-jacobson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/27/elizabeth-bettie-anne-jacobson/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:23:51 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116290 Elizabeth (Bettie) Anne Jacobson, age 83, of Cambridge, passed away Oct. 27, 2014. Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services, (763)689-2244. www.carlsonlillemoen.com

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David M. Fjeld http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/25/david-m-fjeld/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/25/david-m-fjeld/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:10:13 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116279 David M. Fjeld, age 72, of Stanchfield, passed away Oct. 22, 2014. Arrangements by Strike Funeral Homes – Cambridge Chapel, (763)689-2070. www.strikefuneral.com

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Birth Announcement http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/23/birth-announcement/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/23/birth-announcement/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:09:40 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116265 Greg and Joey Schmitz, of Princeton, announce the birth of their daughter Mattie Jo, Monday, October 20, 2014 at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.
Mattie has a very excited brother Jake.
Grandparents are Harris and Wilma Richardson of Wahpeton, ND and John and Marlyn Schmitz of Princeton, MN.

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On the Go upcoming events http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/22/on-the-go-upcoming-events-7/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/22/on-the-go-upcoming-events-7/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:01:31 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116223 “The Moustrap” has been Postponed

ABC Theatre Company and Braham Area Community Event Center are postponing the dinner theater performances of “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie until Jan. 9-11. They apologize for the inconvenience. To order tickets visit www.abctheatrecompany.com for more information.

Windmill Acres Pumpkin Patch

Windmill Acres is open through Nov. 2 at 34365 Hupp St. NE, rural Cambridge. The patch is open Wednesday and Thursday from 1-6 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission ($7 per person, 3 & under free) includes a corn pit, hay mountain, farm animals, barrel train ride and photo opportunities. Admission to the five-acre corn maze is $8 per person, and a combination of the two events is $12 per person. The five-acre twilight corn maze ($10 per person) will be offered Oct. 24-25 from 7-10:30 p.m., which includes a hayride and fire pit. Cash or checks only. 763-238-7855.

Fall Family Fun: ‘Amazing Bugs’ at Green Barn

Your family will love the annual indoor straw maze ($2.50 per person any age, under 2 free) open daily at Green Barn Garden Center in Isanti. Learn about bugs and other creatures while traveling through the straw maze. Kids will also love to play in the corn kernel pit ($1.50 per person. Must be at least 2 yrs). Both are open daily through Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don’t forget your camera. Green Barn Garden Center is located on Highway 65, 3 miles south of Isanti. 763-444-5725, www.greenbarngardencenter.com.

Coffee Chat at Cambridge Medical Center

Thursday, Oct. 23: A Coffee Chat will be held from 9-10 a.m. at Cambridge Medical Center Foundation Room. Topic will be “Macular Degeneration: Keeping Your Eyes Healthy,” led by Dr. Sandra Connell. All welcome. For more information, call 763-688-9339. Use the hospital entrance.

Adult Enrichment Center Open House

Thursday, Oct. 23: The Adult Enrichment Center, the first dedicated site for adult learning in District 911, will host an open house from 4-7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Community Education’s Adult Basic Education staff is housed in the building, and are offering many classes in the building this fall. The building is at 540 Fifth Ave. NW, Cambridge.

GracePointe Crossing Craft and Bake Sale

Friday, Oct. 24: The annual Craft and Bake Sale at GracePointe Crossing Gables West (135 Fern St. N., Cambridge) will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafters are encouraged to call 763-691-2117 to reserve a table for $10, and keep all the proceeds from their sales.

Oil Pastel Workshop

Friday, Oct. 24: Cambridge Center for the Arts (CCFA) is sponsoring an oil pastel class taught by Kate Salverda from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch break. She will do demos, with time for you to experiment. Bring oil pastels, pastel paper and bristle paint brush. Questions? Call Kate at 651-747-7975. Cost: $30 CCFA members, $35 non-members. Register-prepay online at www.cambridgecenterforthearts.org. Or leave a message at 763-552-0320. City Center Mall, 140 Buchanan St. N., Suite 178, Cambridge.

Oktoberfest Dinner at Senior Enrichment Center

Friday, Oct. 24: An Oktoberfest Dinner will be held at the Senior Enrichment Center with seating times of 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Note: 4:30 p.m. seating is sold-out or very limited at the door). Menu includes Roast Beef German Style, Boiled Sweet Red Potatoes, Velvety Gravy, Wurst & Sauerkraut, Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage, Green Beans w/Spec, Mae’s Rolls & German Apple Strudel. Music by Down Home Duo. For tickets, ($15 each) call 763-689-6555 or stop by 140 N. Buchanan St., Suite 164, Cambridge City Center Mall.

Movie Screening: ‘Waiting for Superman’

Friday, Oct. 24: A free movie screening of ‘Waiting for Superman’ will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Armed Forces Reserve and Community Center in Cambridge, 505 Spirit River Drive S. For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our buckling public-education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children. www.BreakFreeTruth.com or call 763-242-4483.

The ‘Eternal Journey’ at Cambridge Lutheran

Sunday, Oct. 26: The ‘Eternal Journey,’ a dramatic choral cantata by Lennart Johansson from Luleå, Sweden, will be presented at Cambridge Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at 4 p.m. Fifty singers and instrumentalists from Sweden, joined by the American Swedish Institute Male Chorus and women of the Cloud Berries and Flickorna Fem ensembles, will perform. Tickets: $10 at the door; age 17 and under are free.

Culver’s to host fundraiser for Li’l Farm

Monday, Oct. 27: Culver’s of Cambridge is sponsoring a meet and greet fundraiser for the Li’l Farm Children’s Home from 4-8 p.m. Ten percent of the sales that night will go toward Li’l Farm. Also, keep watch for the dates of their November Bake Sale and then in December for the annual Holiday Sale.

Breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace

Tuesday, Oct. 28: Join your friends for breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace, 235 Fern St. N. in Cambridge, on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Good food, friendly service and great prices. Complimentary coffee.

Candidate Forum at Isanti Middle School

Tuesday, Oct. 28: A Candidate Forum for candidates for Isanti Mayor, Isanti City Council, Isanti County Sheriff and Cambridge-Isanti School Board will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Isanti Middle School Auditorium, 201 Centennial Drive, Isanti. All candidates will answer two questions prepared in advance followed by questions from the audience.

Sons of Norway Membership Dinner

Tuesday, Oct. 28: Rumelva Lodge, Sons of Norway in Cambridge will hold its annual membership dinner meeting at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Historical Society, which is at the Isanti County Fairgrounds. Reservations required; cost is $12.50 unless you are a guest of a member, then there is no charge. One need not be Norwegian to attend or join. For reservations, call Gordy and Kathy Hagfors at 763-689-3401 or Ann Saterbak at 763-389-4908.

Paint a Fall Scene

Thursday, Oct. 30: Cambridge Center for the Arts will host its next “Paint and Pinot” class from 6:30-9 p.m. MaryAnn will guide attendees through the painting process of a fall scene. All painting supplies, canvas and appetizers are included in the cost. Bring your favorite wine or beverage and enjoy an evening of painting fun. Beginning and experienced students welcome. Cost: $35, $30 for CCFA members, limited to 12 prepaid students. CCFA, 140 Buchanan St., Cambridge, in City Center Mall. Information and registration: www.cambridgecenterforthearts.org or call 763-552-0320.

Family Fun Night at Dale Evangelical

Friday, Oct. 31: Dale Evangelical Free Church (45268 Brunswick Road, Harris) is hosting its 5th annual Family Fun Night from 5:30-8 p.m. All indoor fun with a bouncy house, games, prizes, candy, face painting, a cupcake walk, crafts, hot dogs and popcorn. Event is free and fun for the entire family.

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Howard Carlson Arneson http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/17/howard-carlson-arneson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/10/17/howard-carlson-arneson/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:08:49 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116136 Howard   Carlson  Arneson

Howard Carlson Arneson of Cambridge died at The Fountains at Hosanna in Lakeville, MN on October 13, 2014.

Howard was born May 12, 1916, in East Union, MN (Carver County) the son of Carl A. and Alice Carlson Arneson. He was baptized in the East Union Lutheran Church and attended the two-room school in East Union through the sixth grade. In 1927 the Arneson family moved to Pasadena, CA. Howard attended and graduated from John Marshall Junior High School in Pasadena and graduated from Cambridge High School with the class of 1933. After high school he operated the Shell Service Station in Cambridge, worked for the Gamble Store and operated the Cities Service Gas Station. He then went to Santa Monica, CA and worked as an instrument mechanic for General Aircraft Instrument Service at the Los Angeles Airport. After Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the US Navy serving in Minneapolis, Chicago and Norfolk, VA before going to the South Pacific, Admiralty Islands and Philippines where he continued doing airplane instrument repair.

In 1943 Howard married high school classmate Edith Engberg of Cambridge. They lived briefly in Minneapolis and Wadena, MN, before returning to Cambridge in 1949 where they lived, worked and raised their family.
Membership in Cambridge Lutheran Church was a focal point of his faith and activities. Singing in the choir was a joy for over fifty years. Serving on committees, boards and teaching young people were gratifying experiences enriching his life and faith. Participating in Bible studies and training as a Befriender gave him opportunities for growth. Until 2013 he had not missed the annual Lutefisk Dinner in November and took pride in making the white sauce for many years.

Howards great love for the game of golf began while caddying in California where he learned to play. In Cambridge regular league play was supplemented with extra rounds at the Purple Hawk and other area courses with Edith, Paul and friends. Junkets with his golfing buddies, and rounds of golf while traveling were his favorite way to spend a beautiful summer day. Golfing the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland was a highlight he reminisced about often.

Once situated in Cambridge Howard worked for Cambridge-Isanti School District for thirty years from which he retired. After beginning as a custodian, he rose to business manager overseeing buildings, grounds, transportation and purchasing duties. He took pride in being a part of district consolidation in the 1950s and 60s and the building expansion programs that required. Many friendships with coworkers and even students developed over the years and lasted throughout his life.

Memorial Service 11 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. Interment at Cambridge Union Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge, www.carlsonlillemoen.com

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