Oct
13

Constenius, Frank “Richard” 85

Richard Constenius of Cokato passed away suddenly at the Hutchinson Hospital on October 12, 2018
Memorial Service 4:30 PM Thursday, October 18, 2018 at The Cokato Township Hall.
Visitation: Begins at the Cokato Township Hall on Thursday at 2 PM.
Interment: 5 PM with Military Honors at the Cokato Finnish Cemetery.
Frank “Richard” Constenius was born on March 21, 1933 to Frank and Siama (Alapeteri) Constenius in Cokato Township, Minnesota. The family moved to Floodwood and Richard grew up there to age 13 then moved back to Cokato. As a young man he worked the harvest and for several ranchers and farmers here and in the Dakota’s.
Richard went on to work as a merchant seaman on the Great Lakes, first as a coal passer and then an oiler. On October 15, 1954 Richard entered service in the United States Army; he served as a machine gunner in the 16th Infantry until honorable discharge on October 12, 1956. After service Richard returned to his job as a merchant seaman until 1959. He then worked construction.
In 1961 Richard married Betty Johnson Kotila. He then took a job at the armory in Arden Hills. After a time, there he drove truck and also worked for Cokato Township until retirement.
Richard had many hobbies: snowmobiling, motor cycling, deer hunting, and fishing. He was an avid Viking fan, he enjoyed politics and working on cars. Richard had a good sense of humor and loved pulling pranks. And Most of all he enjoyed his family and friends.
Frank “Richard” Constenius passed away suddenly on October 12, 2018 at the emergency room of the Hutchinson Hospital. He had reached the age of 85 years, 6 months and 21 days.
Survivors include; wife Betty, step son Kenny (Joanne) Kotila. Sons; Brian (Carol) Constenius and Garrett Constenius. 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Daughter in law Carolyn Kotila. Siblings; Helen Benson, and Carol Cannizzio.
Richard is preceded in death by: his parents Frank and Siama, step son Leslie Kotila, Sister Janet and brothers Roger and Rueben.

Oct
01

Anderson, Viola Mildred 95

Viola Mildred (Thor) Anderson age 95 died on Sunday September 30 at the Cokato Manor. She had been a resident for five years. Born to Oscar and Pauline (Meth) Thor in Wilton, North Dakota she attended Grass Lake School. After graduation from Wilton High School she became part of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and enrolled in the nursing program at Bismarck Evangelical Hospital. In 1945 she attained her RN license and worked in various hospitals including: Midway (St. Paul), Cokato (until it closed), and Buffalo Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 1988.
Viola was a long time member of the North Crow River Lutheran Church. Her faith and love for Jesus were evident to all who knew her. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends, gardening, traveling, and quilting.
She was preceded in death by her husband- Wayland Anderson, sisters-Sadie Thor, Erma Sundblad, and Rose Marie Rosenau. Survivors include sister- Helma Rogers, children-Cheryl Anderson (Rochester, MN) Brian (Fern) Anderson (Eau Claire, WI) grandchildren Ben (Hannah), Joel (Abby), Gretchen, Darren, Rachel, Connor, great-grandson Levi Anderson, brother-in-law Ron (Glorian) Anderson and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM at North Crow River Lutheran Church.
Visitation will be 5-7 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 and continue 1 hour prior to the services at church on Thursday.
Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com

Oct
01

Klammer, Norman Edward 97

Norman Edward Klammer, age 97, formerly of Montrose, died on SUNDAY, September 30, 2018, at Good Samaritan in Howard Lake, MN.
Norman was born September 3, 1921, to Edward and Della (Wilding) Klammer. His first home was on a farm north of Montrose near Crawford Lake. His family moved to the farm north of Waverly when he was 7-years-old where he lived over 75 years. He then came full circle to live in an apartment in Montrose managed by the granddaughter of neighbors from Crawford Lake.
Norman was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake where he was baptized and confirmed. He was part of the crew who build one of St. John’s earlier church buildings.

Norman spent most of his career as a dairy farmer. He was particularly proud to serve as a Supervisor for Marysville Township for over ten years. He had plowed snow for the township for three years, so he knew the roads and pretty much everyone who lived there.

He loved to travel, go to threshing shows around the state, and built many go-carts out of old lawn mower engines to the delight of his children. His favorite dog, Skipper, enjoyed going coon hunting and riding on the tractor with Norman.

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with Pastor Paul Koch officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, Minnesota, 320-543-3401, www.swansonpeterson.com

Sep
30

Morris, Isaac Jon 19

Isaac Jon Morris of Cokato, passed away in Bemidji, Minnesota on September 30, 2018
Funeral Service: 11 AM Friday, October 5, 2018, at Cornerstone Church, 205 County Road 34, Litchfield, Minnesota
Visitation: 4-8 PM Thursday at the Church, and 1hr. prior to funeral Service on Friday
Interment: Cokato City Cemetery
In lieu of flowers please consider making a contribution to a scholarship fund being developed in Isaac’s name

Isaac Jon Morris was born in Hutchinson, Minnesota on July 30, 1999 to Robert and Mary Kay (Schumacher) Morris. He grew up in Cokato, and graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 2018. While in school, Isaac participated in football, basketball, and golf.

Isaac went on to further his education at M State Wadena, where he was studying heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. He worked for Forsman Farms in Howard Lake and B&P Drywall & Construction of Dassel.

Isaac had a heart for Jesus and was a light for those around him. He publicly proclaimed his faith when he was baptized on August 2, 2015. He had an adventurous and competitive spirit and never failed to put a smile on everyone’s face. Isaac’s energy was contagious and he always lived up to the meaning of his name, “boy of joy.” He was passionate about sports, fishing, and spending time with his friends and family. He admired his older brothers and together as a family they made many memories that will always be cherished.

Isaac passed away in Bemidji, Minnesota on September 30, 2018. He lived life to the fullest for 19 years, and 2 months, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include: parents Robert and Mary Kay Morris of Cokato. Brothers Ben (Nicole and nephew Henry), Alex (Megan), Philip (Kelsey), Daniel (Sarah Nelson), and girlfriend Larissa Halonen, all of Cokato. Maternal grandparents Sylvan and Donna Schumacher of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Russell and Maria Morris.

Sep
21

Lounsbury, Rocklyn “Rocky” Dewey 64

Rocklyn Dewey Lounsbury was born January 14th, 1954 in Litchfield, MN to Dewey and Lorraine Lounsbury. He graduated from Eden Valley Watkins in 1972. After high school, he worked at the Dassel hardware store for many years, Randt oil, Spee-dee delivery, and most recently the maintenance department at the Clinton house apartments for INH properties. Rocky was so easy going. He loved to visit with family and friends and always had to have his cup of coffee. He enjoyed watching sports, playing cards, and listening to old country music.
Rocky passed away suddenly on September 20th, 2018. Rocky is survived by his wife Peggy of Hutchinson, his children Amanda Lounsbury of Hutchinson, Aurora Lounsbury of Kimball and her special friend Gene, Laura Dooley of Hutchinson and her husband Dan, Adam Tabberson of Cokato and his wife Ashley, Chad Moehring of Faribault and his special friend Heather. His grandchildren Amber, Arin, Braeden, Calin, and Everly. His sister Bonnie (Terry) Ash of Milaca, brother Roger (Julie) Lounsbury of Litchfield, sister Becky (Wade) Kindseth of Litchfield, sister Kris (Von) Grotto of Paynesville, sister Jackie (John) McCann of Grove City, and many neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Dewey and Lorraine Lounsbury and his sister Kathy Kadelbach.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 24, 2018 with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com

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