Miller, Scott Jay 51

Scott Jay Miller, age 51, passed away at his home on August 5, 2014. Scott grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Moorhead High School. He attended Farrier Horseshoeing School and worked for a while doing many things. Scott was a member of the United States Marine Corp from 1988 to 1992. Following his service, he moved to Howard Lake where he worked as a farrier and did part time jobs, finally ending up full time at Dura Supreme.

Scott enjoyed participating in reenactments of Old West life and events. He was a member of the Old West Regulators and the Old West Society of Minnesota. Scott also enjoyed woodworking and shooting.

In June, Scott married his wife, Shellie.

Scott is survived by his wife Shellie, parents Don and Fern of Fargo, brothers Milo (Barb) of Buffalo and Mike of Moorhead, stepchildren Miranda and Jasmine Bratton, and a grandson on the way.

A visitation will be held Monday, August 11, from 2 to 6 pm with a prayer Service at 5pm at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake.


Ashwill, Wade Thomas 38

Wade Thomas Ashwill was born on June 30, 1976 in Litchfield to Thomas and Sheri Ashwill. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Wade graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 1995. Following high school he attended Ridgewater College in Willmar.

Wade’s teen years were spent restoring the Challenger with his dad. Wade’s talent and creativity led him to follow in his father’s footsteps building beautiful curved staircases and unique woodwork. He wore his heart on his sleeve and was kind to everyone he met. Helping others was a highlight in his day. Wade held a special place in many people’s hearts and will always be remembered for his ability to make everyone feel loved.

Wade was preceded in death by grandparents Richard and Ann Ashwill, and Martin and Violet Mallak.

Wade is survived by his parents, sisters Lisa (John) Holmquist, Lori (Jesse) Trebil, nephews Michael and Luke Trebil, special friends Shannon Mattson and her daughter Kiah, and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 10 at 3pm with visitation two hours prior to service at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.


Evenski, Arnold Eldon 81

Arnold Eldon Evenski, age 81, of Dassel passed away peacefully on Monday, July 28, 2014 at his home. Arnold was born on May 11, 1933 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Steven and Alma (Gillitzer) Evenski.

Arnie grew up near St. Joseph, Minnesota and moved to the Stockholm area near Cokato in 1941, where he lived until 1998. He attended Grass Lake, Stockholm, and Cokato schools. Following his schooling, Arnie painted with his father. On November 1, 1952 he was united in marriage to Arlene (Bjork). He began work at Pure Milk, later Mid-America, in Winsted in 1954 where he worked until his retirement in 1997. Arnie and Mae (Erickson) were married on September 25, 1998 and made their home near Dassel.

Arnie was a hobbie farmer. He loved being outdoors hunting, camping, or just walking the bean fields. He also loved motorcycles, purchasing his latest motorcycle at the age of 74. Arnie enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Arnie is survived by his wife, Mae, children Brenda (John), Keith (Joyce), grandchildren Kyle (Nicole) and Amanda, great-grandchildren Kyson and Ashlyn, brothers Roland and Vernon (Diane), along with other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Arlene, and brothers Orvin and Edward.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Saturday, August 2, 2014 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin, Minnesota.

A Visitation will be 4-8 PM Friday with a prayer service at 7 PM at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato and 1 hour prior to service at Church on Saturday.


Boxell, Jeffrey Donald 68

Jeffrey Donald Boxell, Passed away at Hill Top Care Center of Watkins on July 19, 2014. Memorial Service will be at Noon on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday. Interment will be at the Howard Lake Cemetery.

Jeffrey Donald Boxell was born on September 25, 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Donald and Evelyn (Longson) Boxell. And led into the Arms of his Lord and Savior on July 19, 2014.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers. He is survived by: his wife of 51 years Pat, his two sons; Jeff (Linda), and Jamie (Leslie). 5 grandsons, 1 grand daughter, 1 great-grandson, 4 brothers. Many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.


Henning, Joseph James 32

Joseph James Henning, 32, of St. Cloud, MN, formerly of Cokato/Howard Lake passed away Saturday, July 12. He was born May 23, 1982 in Minneapolis, MN to James and Sherrie. Joe was baptized on June 27, 1982 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Minneapolis and confirmed in his faith in Bemidji in 1996. He graduated from Faribault Academy in 2000. After graduation he continued his education through several accomplishments in the technology field at St. Cloud Technical College. Joe was known for his love of computers and ongoing technology projects. Anyone with a computer problem knew they could ask Joe. Joe had a never ending thirst for knowledge, and continued taking classes to better himself. He received certifications that we didn’t know existed; such as, CompTIA, Network K+ Certified, A+ Certified CE, Certified Wireless Network Administrator, and Certified Wireless Technology Specialist. His latest project was to become a Volunteer Examiner for Amateur Radio License. Joe was so proud of his accomplishments and would call us immediately. Joe loved talking and discussing his work and hobbies with all.
Joe is survived by his mother, Sherrie (Greg) Terning and brother, Travis (Robyn) Henning, niece and nephew, Mason and Madison, step-brother, Brent (Chelsea) Terning and children, Morgan, Oliver, Claire. Along with Step-brother, Jared (Amy) Terning and children, Gavin, Mallory, and Hayden, Grandma Manetta Penner, Great Aunt Deloris Leifermann and special friend, Aly Fox. Grandparents, Norman and Elmie Henning, aunts, Kim and Linda, uncles, Wayne and Dan, cousins, Matthew and Katherine, other relatives, and many friends.
Preceded in death by father, James Henning, grandfather, Clarence Penner, and great-grandma, Clara Pfeil.
Blessed be Joe’s Memory
A Celebration of Life will be at Stockholm Lutheran Church, Cokato at 1:00 PM, Thursday, July 17. Visitation from 11:00 – 1:00 PM prior to service. Internment to follow at the church cemetery.

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