Jul
27

Scatieno, Lorraine Doris 93

Scatieno, Lorraine Doris 93 of Edina passed away 7/25/16, at Walker Methodist Care Suites of Edina. Born in Duluth, MN to George and Belle (Hansen) Wanzak on 4/21/1923. Graduated Morgan Park HS. Married Nick A. Scatieno who precedes her in death. Lived last 30 years in Edina. She is survived by her nieces. Grave side service 2 PM Friday, 7/29/2016 at Calvary Cemetery of Duluth. Family wishes to thank: the staff at Walker Care Suites, Hospice Care, and every one at Davita Dialysis, and a very special thank you to Jim for all your transportation, and kindness. Memorials are preferred to the humane society.

Jul
26

Reinmuth, Edward J 89

Edward Reinmuth was born March 25, 1927 at the home of his parents Louis, Sr. and Florence (Stoll) Reinmuth in rural Howard Lake, Minnesota. A lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake he was baptized on May 1, 1927 by Pastor C.G. Seltz and confirmed in his faith on March 25, 1941 by Pastor E.N. Seltz.
Edward and Rosalynde Nelson began their married life together on August 29, 1948. This marriage was blessed with two children.
They lived in Howard Lake with Ed being employed by Bullert Construction of Glencoe. He then began his career as the road maintenance and heavy equipment operator for Middleville Township. Over the years he rebuilt and maintained the township roads as well as clearing land for farmers to expand their fields. His skills and dedication benefitted the residents of the township. For a time he also owned and operated the Howard Lake Laundromat.
Ed was active in his church and community. He served on various boards at St. James Lutheran Church and School, taught Sunday School and sang in the church choir for many years. In the community he served on the Howard Lake Fire Department, as a Scout Master and for many years sang with the Litchfield Male Chorus.
Fishing and hunting were favorite activities but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis, Sr. and Florence Reinmuth; and wife Rosalynde.
Edward is survived by his daughter Diane (Paul) Kobernusz; son Ron Reinmuth; three grandsons Jeffery (Dana) Kobernusz, Kelly (Raeanna) Kobernusz, Terry Kobernusz (special friend Julie); nine great-grandchildren; brother Louis, Jr. (Phyllis) Reinmuth; sisters Donna (Harold) Renollet and Mary Ann (Jerry) Linser; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers are Jeffery Kobernusz, Kelly Kobernusz Terry Kobernusz, Debbie Kueche, Joni McDowel and Robert Linser. Honorary Bearers are his great-grandchildren Ashley, Zach, Emma, Elizabeth, Noah, Micah, Gadise, Jonah and Riley.
Officiating at the celebration of his life is Reverend Mark Loder. Nancy Butterfass is serving as pianist with special music by the Litchfield Male Chorus. Interment at the Howard Lake Cemetery.
A funeral service held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at St. James Lutheran School in Howard Lake. A time of gathering held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 4-7 PM with 6:30 PM prayer at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake and continued 1 hour prior to the service at church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Jul
12

Hillukka, Ernest “Ernie” Eino 68

Ernest ”Ernie” Eino Hillukka, 68, of Cokato, MN, passed away suddenly due to heart failure on July 8, 2016, while on vacation in Kirkland, Washington.
He was born on September 3, 1947, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, the eldest of three children to Eino and Miriam (Hendrickson) Hillukka. After spending his childhood in Wolf Lake and attending school in Menahga, he attended college at Bemidji State University. Later, he joined the Army Reserve, then moved to the Twin Cities.
Ernie was joined in marriage to Rauha Liisa Karvonen on April 1, 1972 in a double wedding with Rauha’s brother and his bride, Aaro and Marcella Karvonen, in Seattle, Washington. Ernie and Rauha lived for a short time in the Twin Cities and Cokato before moving to live on the family farm in Wolf Lake, Minnesota, where they lived for over 40 years. He spent his entire career at Minnesota Dairy Herd Improvement Association and recently retired in the fall of 2014. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and grandchildren in the RV to state parks. He also spent much of his time walking – lately averaging over 20,000 steps daily.
Ernie was soft-spoken and gentle. However, his quiet sense of humor brightened many people’s days. He was respected for his honest and sincere approach to life. He was passionately interested in everything related to farming. He loved talking with farmers about all aspects of farming, window shopping for farm machinery, and observing cattle. He worked at the “moo booth” at the Minnesota State Fair for several years. He also enjoyed attending small town festivals and parades. He participated in the Wolf Lake Harvest Festival parade several years. Politics was another passion, and he was a local school board member for several years. He was a long-time member of the Wolf Lake Laestadian Lutheran Church, where he served as treasurer for several years. He was a dedicated grandfather and doted on his grandchildren. They knew he was always a reliable source for a piece of gum or licorice. He traveled to most states in the continental US and also Alaska and Hawaii. He also enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime trip with his wife to Australia.
Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, his son Greg, his niece Annette Hillukka, and his great-niece Aria Hillukka. He is survived by his wife Rauha; three of his children: Jodi (Patrick) Tierney of Eden Prairie, MN; Gary (Aimee) Hillukka of Cokato, MN; and Julie (Jeffrey) Early of Kirkland, WA; his daughter-in-law, Jaclyn Hillukka of Cokato, MN; his brother Elmer (Helen) Hillukka of Buffalo, MN; and his sister Elaine (Rod) Nikula of Buffalo, MN. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Faye, Slade, Cora, Bryer, Brynn, Kyla, Ladd, and Lund Hillukka; Sydney, Alex, Tenley, Knox, Griffin, and Vance Hillukka; and Tevian Early. He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces, cousins, close friends, brothers and sisters in faith and many friends on Facebook.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 17, 5pm-8pm with devotion at 7pm. Funeral service will be Monday, July 18th with visitation at 10am followed by 11am service.
Both visitation and funeral services will be at Cokato Laestadian Lutheran Church, 16144 20th Street SW, Cokato, MN. Burial will be at Cokato Finnish Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cokato and Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534

Jul
04

Glessing, Marvin “Mark” Jacob 91

Mark Glessing of Howard Lake Passed away at Harmony River Care Center of Hutchinson on July 2, 2016.
Funeral Service: 11 AN Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at St. James Lutheran School of Howard Lake
Visitation: 5-8 PM Tuesday July 5, at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake and 1 hr prior to service at church on Wed.
Prayer Service: 7 PM Tuesday
Interment: St. James Lutheran Cemetery
Obituary
Marvin “Mark” Jacob Glessing was born March 22, 1925 on the family farm southwest of Howard Lake, Minnesota the son of Jacob and Ethel (Pettit) Glessing. A lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake he was baptized on May 31, 1925 by Reverend Oetjen and confirmed in his faith on April 10, 1938 by Reverend C.G, Seltz. He attended country school and St. James Lutheran School.
At age 17, he enlisted in the Navy on April 7, 1943. After basic training he detached to the Marines Medical Corps Schooling at Faragot, Idaho before being transferred abroad. He faced 82 days of combat and was on the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay when the peace treaty was signed. It was on Easter Sunday, April 7, 1946, that Marvin was discharged exactly three years to the day of enlisting. He always gave thanks to God for being with him especially during this time.
On August 25, 1951 Marvin and Delores Krohn began their married life together at St. James Lutheran Church. This marriage was blessed with three children Cheryl, Kent and Joan.
Marvin’s career was in the construction business having worked in Greenland for a couple months he crossed the Artic Circle. Upon returning to Howard Lake, he joined Johnson Brothers Highway Construction working as a foreman. In his retirement, he enjoyed being outdoors on his hobby farm, planting apple trees and having many, many picnics with family and friends. His grandchildren were his pride and joy giving them tractor rides and taking them sledding. Gardening was very important to him and he was always thankful at harvest time.
Church was very meaningful to him. As a faithful member of St. James he served on the Stewardship and Cemetery Boards.
Due to ill health, he spent time at the VA in St. Cloud until last March when he moved to the Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
It was on July 2, 2016 while surrounded by his family that Marvin was called to his heavenly home having reached the age of 91 years, 3 months and 10 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Ruth Kramer, Lloyd Glessing, Eldon Glessing, Laurel Glessing, Dale Glessing, Gerald Glessing and an infant sister; sisters-in-law Doral Glessing and Gladys Glessing; niece Susan Larson; great-niece Barbara Glessing and great-nephew Adam Larson.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife Delores of 64 years; children Cheryl Moist of Waverly, Kent and wife Renee Glessing of Hutchinson and Joan husband Marty Boss of Montrose; six grandchildren Joshua Moist, Tom, Amy and Sean Glessing, Jacob and Megan Boss; four great-grandchildren Logan Moist, Britton Glessing, Marshall Boss and Landon Lee; two sisters-in-law Fern Glessing of Cokato and Joyce Glessing of Howard Lake; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.

Jul
02

Working, Phyllis Jean 76


Phyllis Working of Howard Lake, passed away on June 29, 2016 at her home.
Memorial service: 2 PM Friday July 8, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake
Visitation will begin 1 hr prior to service.
Early Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Phyllis Jean (Johnson) Working passed away. After a nine month battle with colon cancer, God brought her home to be with her heavenly family. Phyllis was born in Walker, Minnesota on December 2, 1939. On September 27, 1958, she married Everett Charles Working at the North Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Phyllis was preceded in death by her father Roy Johnson, her mother Esther Johnson, her brother Robert Johnson, daughters Kristin Anderson and Andrea Diers, and granddaughter Alexis Anderson. She is survived by her husband Everett, her sister Mary Ann Wilkerson, her daughter Erika Working, and grandchildren Eric Anderson, Rosa Yaeger, Jenna Diers, and Hanna, Taylor, and Emily Ruoho.
For over thirty years, Phyllis and Everett owned their own house painting company. Together they worked long hours and then came home to spend time with their family. Phyllis was a ton of love and tenacity in a pint-sized package. She passed those traits on to each of her children and eventually her grandchildren. Phyllis enjoyed spending her free time traveling with Everett, heading anywhere they could park their camper, visiting friends and family everywhere. During winter, Phyllis enjoyed living in Rockport, Texas soaking in the Gulf of Mexico air, fresh seafood, and avoiding the lovely Minnesota winters.
During the summer, Phyllis spent her time at her house around Lake Mary. She enjoyed gardening and visiting with her friends and family. Her gardens were gorgeous creations that could brighten any day and kept her and Everett in fresh vegetables all summer.
Phyllis has touched so many lives with her unique brand of love and spunk. In the words of her husband, “We had spark and a great ride together.”

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