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. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:03:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Edythe J. Engquist Anderson Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:00:23 +0000 Edythe   J.  Engquist Anderson

Edythe Josephine Engquist Anderson, age 97, of Haven House in Cambridge, MN, formerly of Isanti and Tucson, AZ, died on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. surrounded by most of her family after a battle with cancer.
Edythe was preceded in death by her husband, Einar; parents, Chester Charles and Hilda Marie (Rask) Engquist; siblings, Charles Leonard, Ralph Clinton, two infant sisters, Ruth Evelyn and Ella Elvera Marie Engquist, Judith Elaine Engquist Strike and Ruth Evelyn Anderson Carlson.
She is survived by her children, Marietta Ann (Glenn) Larson of Isanti, Adrian Arlee (LaVonne) Anderson of Anoka, George Einar (Sue) Anderson of Tucson, James Howard (Marie) Anderson of Anoka, Michael Chester (Tracey) of Princeton, Catherine Jo (John) Strand of White Bear Lake, Phillip Claire (Sandy) of Isanti; 16 grandchildren; great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.
Edythe was baptized at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti about 1931. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1936 and was married to Einar Anderson on October 30, 1937. She worked at Memorial Hospital as a nurse’s aide and did in-home nursing care in Tucson. She was active in her church and community; church nursery, GMG and a leader in the 4H club. She volunteered at Grandview Christian Home and Shalom Thrift Store. Edythe loved her flower gardens and house plants, crocheted many afghans, pot holders and even made stuffed hippopotamus toys for her grandchildren for Christmas one year.
Services honoring Edythe’s life held 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2015 at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Interment in Isanti Union Cemetery.

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Greg (Bear) Berry Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:00:15 +0000 Greg  (Bear)   Berry

Greg “Bear” Berry, age 64, of Isanti passed away unexpectedly at home Friday, February 27, 2015.
Greg was an avid race car driver. He had a deep passion for vintage cars and loved to spend his time at the race track with his son. He embraced his Native American culture. Greg loved a good laugh and could find something good out of a pile of junk. Always smiling with his wonderful sense of humor, and with endless love for family and friends.
He is preceded in death by parents, Clyde Berry and LaVerne LaBrie and sister, Suzanne Berry.
Greg is survived by his wife, Delores; children, Cale (Jill) Berry of Carver, Darla (Jon) Kersten of Princeton; five grandchildren; two sisters, Claudia Riste (Bob) Heidemann, Michelle (Dwight) LaBrie; one nephew, two nieces and many other cousins and friends.
Gathering of family and friends will be held at VFW Post 363 at 1040 Osborne Road in Fridley on Friday, March 6th with an open house from 3-7 p.m. Arrangements with Strike Funeral Homes.

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Kristina (Krissy) S. Danielson Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:57:48 +0000 Kristina  (Krissy)   S.  Danielson

Kristina S. Danielson, age 36, of Isanti passed away unexpectedly February 25, 2015.
Kristina Suzette Danielson was born September 1, 1978 in Coon Rapids, Minnesota to Christian and Karen (Evans) Golden. She attended school in St. Francis and graduated in 1996. On August 25, 2001 Krissy was married to Mitch Danielson. They lived around the area and finally settled in Isanti.
Krissy enjoyed the outdoors four wheeling, dirt biking and swimming in the family pool. She loved to watch her kids ride BMX, Parker play football and Payton play soccer. She had one of the biggest hearts. Whether it came to people or animals, she did not turn her love away. Krissy wanted to help everyone or everything get to the other side of the street. Krissy touched many people’s lives. She will be missed tremendously by many.
She was preceded in death by her father, Chris Golden.
She is survived by her husband Mitch; son, Parker; daughter, Payton; mother, Karen Golden; brother, Shane (Wendy) Golden; sister, Candy (Tom, special nieces Megan, Kali) Dawson; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3rd at Long Lake Lutheran Church in rural Isanti with Rev. Matt Flom officiating. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 2nd at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Interment will be at Isanti Union Cemetery.

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Hazel M. Liden Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:54:31 +0000 Hazel M. Liden, age 94 , of Brooklyn Center, formerly of Cambridge, passed away Feb. 27, 2015 . Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge, (763)689-2244.

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James (Jim) Alton Wroolie Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:02:10 +0000 James  (Jim)   Alton  Wroolie

James Alton Wroolie, of rural Braham, passed away on February 25, 2015 at his home. He was 54 years old.
Jim was born March 1, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Alton and Hedy (Lehmann) Wroolie. They lived in Minnetonka, MN before moving to a farm in Braham, MN where he lived the rest of his life. Jim graduated from Braham High School in 1978. He married Marcia Drost on March 28, 1981. They were blessed with three children. Jim worked as a bulk truck driver and store manager for many years until he was unable to work. He was in the process of starting up his own business when he passed away. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and best friend. Jim loved God, living in the country, working with his hands and being surrounded by family.
Jim is preceded in death by his father Alton Wroolie.
He is survived by his wife Marcia Wroolie of Braham; children, Martin (Heather) Wroolie from Pine City, Felicia Vick from Sartell and Justin Wroolie from Clovis NM; six grandchildren; his mother Hedy Wroolie; sisters, Kathy (Gary) Nelson of Burnsville and Carol Wroolie of Montgomery; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Chapel in Mora with Tim Stratton officiating. Arrangements are by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

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Alma Haugen Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:54:22 +0000 Alma Haugen, age 93, of Cambridge, passed away Feb. 26, 2015. Arrangements by Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge, (763)689-2070.

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Anderson Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:55:09 +0000 Laura Hemsworth and Logan Anderson, of Isanti, announce the birth of their daughter, Delilah Mae Anderson. She was born on January 20, 2015 at Mercy Hospital Coon Rapids. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long.
Delilah has a very excited sister, Sophie.
Grandparents are Tina Anderson of Isanti, Patrick Anderson of Isanti, and Tim and Sandie Hemsworth of Isanti.

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LeRoy A. Nelson, Jr. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:54:32 +0000 LeRoy   A.  Nelson, Jr.

LeRoy A. Nelson, Jr., age 71, of Isanti died February 25, 2015 at home.
LeRoy was born December 29, 1943 to Arthur and Delores (Carlson) Nelson in Litchfield. He was raised in Mora and graduated from Mora High School. LeRoy joined the Marine Corps in 1963. LeRoy was honorably discharged in 1966. Upon returning to Minnesota he married Sandra Fredin on March 2, 1968. They made their home in Blaine, Ham Lake and then in early 90’s they moved to rural Isanti.
LeRoy’s passion was working in the shop on cars, he even raced a few back in the day. He also enjoyed sitting on the dock fishing.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Sandra; two children, Dana (Brian) Ness and Darin (Angela) Nelson; grandchildren, Whitney Wies, Ethan (Kendra) Wies, Chase Nelson, Devin Nelson; great-grandchild, Jack Wies; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a lot of friends.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by step-dad, Carrol Joseph Nelson and sister, Marlys Hudson.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from noon to 5 p.m. at the family business in Isanti. Arrangements with Strike Funeral Homes.

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Pork Chop Dinner at St. John Lutheran Church, Weber Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:00:03 +0000 The Mission Society of St. John is hosting its 18th Annual Pork Chop Dinner-Silent Auction on Feb. 28 at St. John Lutheran Church, Weber.

The dinner is from 5-7 p.m. The menu consists of pork chops, mashed potatoes, vegetable-coleslaw-pickles, buns-butter, coffee-milk and pie. Tickets are $10 for adults; $6 for children ages 6-12; and children 5 and under are free.

Bidding closes at 6:45 p.m. with a door prize drawing. (Need not be present to win). All proceeds benefit the upcoming Mission trip to Laredo, Texas.

St. John Lutheran Church is located 6 miles east of Isanti on County Road 5, then 1-1/2 miles south on County Road 12. For donations or other information, call St. John at 763-444-5988.

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Conway A. Thompson Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:55:26 +0000 Conway   A.  Thompson

Conway A. Thompson, age 91, of Becker, passed away on February 21, 2015 surrounded by his family at the Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, MN.
The funeral service held at 12 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at Faith Lutheran Church in Becker, with visitation two hours prior to the service.
Conway was born in 1923 in Poskin, WI to Arthur and Myrtle Thompson. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College. Conway was a Secondary School Principal for the Cambridge School District for 32 years. He coached the Cambridge basketball team for 13 years, officiated at the State High School Boys Basketball Tournament and served as an Officer and President of the Minnesota High School Coaches Association. He also started the Cambridge High School Golf Program which won 10 consecutive championships and went to state. The friendship of his golf students lasted his entire life. Throughout Conway’s career as a teacher, coach and principal he always had the well being of his students first and foremost. He was a dedicated educator who went above and beyond in his quest for excellence. Conway always cared and will be dearly missed.
Conway is survived by his wife, Rhea; children, Wendy (Glenn) Smith, Heidi (Tracy) Broin, Bruce (Lori) Thompson; grandchildren, Eric (Kim) Smith, Amber (Raymond) Bonte, Bradley Thompson; great grandchildren, Vincent Smith, Sophia Smith, Luke Bonte, Zachary Bonte, Holly Bonte, Alivia Bonte and Taylor Mills.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois Thompson; brother, Douglas Thompson and granddaughter, Brooke Thompson.
Memorials are preferred to CentraCare Hospice, Faith in Action or Quiet Oaks Hospice House.

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