May
20

Streich, LaVay Inez 93


LaVay Inez Streich (Peterson) was born on July 23,1923 to Millard and Lorraine Peterson in Henning, Minnesota. She was the oldest of four children. She graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1943. After graduation she worked at a department store in Minneapolis.
In high school, she met the love of her life, Ralph Streich and in 1945; they were married at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Together they had four children; Gary, Judy, Rick, and Steve. As a family, they made their home on a farm between Howard Lake and Waverly. LaVay spent many years working on the farm, homemaking, raising Norwegian Elk Hound dogs, and she sold Avon products for extra money.
LaVay and her family were members of the St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, Minnesota. They loved to go on vacation every summer to a lake up north as well as trips to Montana & North Dakota. For fun, LaVay enjoyed bingo, playing cards, loved her time on the farm, and especially cherished her candy.
During her last years, LaVay made her home at Elim Nursing Home and recently to Good Samaritan Center where she passed away on Thursday, May 18th, 2017.
She was survived by her children; Gary (Rita) Streich, Judy(Steve) Gagnon, Rick ( Michelle) Streich, and daughter- in-law Mary Streich and Her Brother Butch, Many grandchildren; Carrie(Dusty) Dirks, Jackie(Kyle) Thompson, Chad(Katie) Gagnon, Dean (Jen) Gagnon, Jenna(Kyle) Wills, Jake(Anna) Streich, Mathew Streich, Chelsea(Grant) Wickesberg, Stephanie(Joey) Graczyk, Jessica Streich, Ryan(Amy) Streich, Brittany Long, and 24 great-grandchildren.
LaVay was proceeded in death by her parents Millard & Lorraine, her husband of 48 years, Ralph, her Youngest son Steve(T.T), her sisters Avis & Darlene and her brother in-law Don Streich.
Arrangements were made by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake, Minn.
Funeral services: St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake on Tuesday May 23rd 2017 at 2:00 PM. Visitation: 1 hour prior to services at church.
Interment was at the Howard Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandchildren; Carrie Dirks, Chad Gagnon, Dean Gagnon, Jake Streich, Matthew Streich, and Ryan Streich.

May
15

Anderson, Lorraine Bernice 92


Lorraine B. Anderson passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital on May 13, 2017.
Funeral Service 2PM Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Dassel.
A time of gathering begins 1 hr prior to service at church
Interment Cokato Finnish Cemetery

Lorraine Bernice Anderson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 27, 1924, to Alex and Della (Asmund) Hamari. The family lived in Minneapolis until Lorraine was 10 years old, then moved to New York Mills. Lorraine graduated High School there in New York Mills. After high school Lorraine moved back to Minneapolis where she worked as a waitress, then went to Leaf Brothers where she was a pay roll clerk. She also worked for a time for the Sheet Metal Workers Union as a pay roll clerk.
Lorraine married Andrew Daniel Anderson, on August 30, 1945 in Minneapolis. To this Union 6 children were born. They made their home in Minneapolis first, then in 1955 moved to Bethel where they stayed for 43 years, then to Cokato Minnesota.
Lorraine enjoyed birds, did a little rug weaving and puzzles, she volunteered for 13 years at Wright County Community Action in Waverly. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Most of all she enjoyed her family and friends.
Lorraine passed away at the St. Cloud Hospital after heart surgery on May 13, 2017. She had reached the age of 92 years, 7 months and 27 days.
Survivors include her children: Barbara (John) Lehto of Cokato, Les Anderson of Gladstone, Oregon, Karen (Tom) Aho of Cokato, Dave (Sylvia) Anderson of Virginia, Minnesota, and Bob (Ruth) Anderson of Cokato. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brother Roy Hamari of Palm Springs, California.
Lorraine is preceded in death by: her parents Alex and Della, Husband Andrew, Brother Clarion, Son Fred Anderson and Grandson
Dane Anderson.

May
07

Mattila, Jerald Curtis Edwin 88


Jerald Mattila passed away at his home just North West of Dassel. surrounded by his family on May 6, 2017.
Funeral service: 11 AM Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church
Visitation: 4-9 PM on Wednesday at the Church
Prayer Service: 7 PM Wednesday evening
Interment: Cokato Finnish Cemetery
Jerald Curtis Edwin Mattila, was born in Estelline, South Dakota on July 4, 1928, to Albert and Marian (Hakala) Mattila. He grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota until age 12, then moved with his family to Ortonville, Minnesota. He graduated from Ortonville in 1947.
Jerald Served in the United States Navy from 1950-1954. There he trained as a diesel mechanic and served our country in the Korean War.
On August 16, 1952 he married Mildred Wuollet in Cokato. They made Dassel, Minnesota their home and were blessed with 16 children. He made his career as a diesel mechanic.
Jerald enjoyed many hobbies, among them were: fishing, hunting and camping, he enjoyed restoring old tractors and most recently at the age of 86 took up building fishing rods. Most important to Jerald was family Mildred, the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jerald passed away at home surrounded by family on May 6, 2017. He had reached the age of 88 years, 9 months and 2 days.
Survivors include his wife Mildred of Dassel, their children: Phillip (Caroline) of Zahl, ND, Susan (Mike) Jurmu of Loretto, Carol (Doug) Wuollet of Delano, Daniel of Dassel, Barbara (David) Wuollet of Plymouth, Maria Bratt of Becker, John (Rita) of Cokato, Mary (Joe) Lehtola of Buffalo, Nancy (Trevor) Simonson of Saskatchewan, Canada, Linda (Jonathan) Parks of Cokato, Sara (Chuck) Wuollet of South Haven, Samuel (Annika), and Eric (Juliana) of Cokato. Daughter-in-laws; Nancy Mattila of Nisswa, and Mary Kotila of Cokato. Sister-in-laws; Carolyn Mattila of Cokato and Lori Seppala of Buffalo.
Jerald is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Marian, 3 sons Steven, Gary, and Robert. brothers Mervin and Mark, Sister-in-law Judy Mattila. Son-in law: Gregory Bratt and 5 grandchildren.

Apr
27

Aronson, Gladys Marvel 97

Aronson, Gladys Marvel
age 97, of Howard Lake, MN passed away on April 21, 2017. She was born May 13, 1919 in Rake, IA. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2 PM with visitation 1 hr prior to the service at Zion Lutheran Church in Rake, IA. Internment will be at West Cemetery in Rake. She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Charles) Yaeger of Kansas City, MO and Catherine Maynard of Howard Lake, MN, grandson, David (Donna) Yaeger, granddaughters, Cindy Maynard and Cheryl (Robert) Buth, great-grandchildren, Ashley Yaeger, Brady Buth and Katelyn Buth. She is also survived by her brother, Harris (Mabel) Halvorson, sister, Janice Latourell, sisters-in-law, Irene Halvorson and Lillian Halvorson, along with several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, two brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law, and grandson, Dale Yaeger. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremations Services of Howard Lake, MN www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-543-3401

Apr
19

Bakeberg, Thomas Edward 71

Bakeberg, Thomas Edward
age 71, of Howard Lake, MN passed away suddenly at his home on April 17, 2017. He was born September 7, 1945 in Cokato, MN to Roy and Alice (Hess) Bakeberg. Tom was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake and graduated in 1964 from Howard Lake High School. He was united in marriage to Linda on May 12, 1979 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake. Tom drove truck for many years, mostly for Tonka Toys. He later retired from Industrial Louvers in Delano, MN.
Tom enjoyed spending time with his family at the cabin that he built. He also liked word finds, puzzles, and biking. Tom would always find a good deal at a garage sale or antique store. He would never miss an opportunity to watch his grandchildren playing sports.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, daughter, Tamara (David) Johnson, son Steven (Sue) Bakeberg, grandchildren, Jillian, Allysa, Jennifer, Nicholas, and Jacob, sisters, Donna Boettcher, Laverne Krohn, brothers, Bill (Sandy), Don (Char), and Roy (Linda) Bakeberg.
Preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Alice, and brother in-law Orville Krohn.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with gathering of family and friends beginning at noon at the church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, MN, 320-543-3401, www.swansonpeterson.com

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