Aug
03

Holm, Stanley O. 77

Stanley O. Holm “The Swede” passed away peacefully Aug. 2, 2020 at Annandale Care Center. Stan was born Aug. 29, 1942 to Franklin and Agnes Holm. He graduated from Cokato High School in 1960. Shortly thereafter he served in the United States Army stationed in Korea. A lifelong resident in the Cokato area, Stan enjoyed working with his hands and being physical. He worked in the construction field until he retired at age 62. He played softball and bowled for many years. As a lifelong outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapshooting along with other outdoor activities. Stan enjoyed watching all sports on TV and spending time with other Veterans at the Howard Lake Legion. He’ll always be remembered for making people laugh with his joke telling and wonderful sense of humor.
Stan is survived by his children: Michelle (Eric) Higgins, Carolyn (Ray) Christensen, Tracie Holm, Brian (Yvonne) Currey and Betty (Jeff) Weber. Grandchildren: Catelyn Holm and Aubrey (Gary) Barnett. Siblings: Helen Peterson, Chester Holm and Arlene (Jim) Phinney and Sister-in-Law Margy Holm.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Ronald Holm, Evelyn Hintz, Edith Peterson, and Carl Holm, and his four legged companions Herman, Nels, Mike, Sadie, and Kai.
Military Honors will be performed at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Park, Brooks Lake, Cokato, Minnesota. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cokato, www.swansonpeterson.com 320-286-2534

Jul
24

Skeie, Wesley Evan 32

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Wesley Evan Skeie, born November 21, 1987 our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

All those who were lucky enough to know Wes, lost a bright shining light in their lives. We will miss his huge heart, kind caring nature, his laughter, amazing sense of humor and most of all, the love he had for his family and friends.

Wesley was a talented athlete with a passion for all sports. He loved the outdoors, fishing, music, movies and reading. He grew up in Champlin, MN. He received his BA from St. Cloud State and worked in both sales and manufacturing over the years.

Wesley will be missed everyday by his Mom and Stepdad, Colleen Skeie Norenberg and Barry Norenberg, his Father, Brian Olson, step-mother Kristine Olson, his Brothers, Charles Norenberg, Max Olson and Clark Place, his grandparents Kathy Skeie & John Myers, Cindy & Gary Olson, Sandy & George Eng and Bob & Theresa Stommel and other numerous loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, pets and many great friends.

We know Wesley is now in the loving arms of God. Grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his beloved black lab Buster were there to greet him as he entered heaven.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date when it is safe for all who knew him to gather and celebrate the amazing man he was.

We LOVE and MISS you so much Wesley and are so grateful for the time we had with you-32 years wasn’t nearly long enough…until we meet again XOXO

Jul
24

Carlock, Judith Ann 78

Judith Ann Carlock , age 78 died on Thursday July 23, 2020 in The Gardens Of Cannon Falls a caring and loving community. She was born in Cokato Mn to Herbert and Doreen (Johnson) Ojanpera the oldest of four children. Graduated from Cokato High School Class of 1959 Judith was preceded in death husband David Carlock , parents, brother Charles and sister Janet. Judith will be remembered for her dedication as a mother and caregiver to her daughter Jacqueline. Survived by her daughter, Jacqueline, son, Todd Carlock, and sister, Mary Conzet. A graveside service will take place at 11 AM on Sat. Aug. 1, 2020 at North Crow River Lutheran Cemetery (45 Quinnell Ave SW, Cokato, MN 55321) Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato, 320-286-2534, www.swansonpeterson.com

Jul
19

Marjanen, Pekka Tapani 92

Pekka Tapani Marjanen, passed away a his home in Litchfield on July 17, 2020

Funeral Servcie: 10:30 AM Wednesday July 22. 2020, at Cokato Laestadian Church
Visitation: begins at 10 AM on Wednesday
Interment: Cokato Finnish Cemetery
Pekka Tapani Marjanen was born to Karl Edward Marjanen and Martta Marjanen nee Forssell on April 13, 1928 in Jyvaskyla Finland.
He was united in marriage to Laina Tiainen on September 30, 1950. They were blessed with 68 years together. Pekka and Laina had 5 children: Juha, Tarja, Heini, Riitta and Jari.
They spent their early years in Finland before moving to the United States. They lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Arizona and Minnesota.
Pekka enjoyed fishing, visiting and traveling. Children were especially special to him. His greatest joy was that his children were preciously believing.
He worked as a postmaster in Finland. In the United States he worked in sheet metal, plumbing and carpentry.
Leina went to her heavenly home on September 4, 2018.
Pekka was joined in marriage to Dagmar Siltala nee Nevala on May 1, 2019. She brought much joy to his life. They enjoyed taking saunas and visiting with friends. They resided together in Sebeka, MN.
God took Pekka home on July 17, 2020.
He is survived by his wife; Dagmar, Siblings, Ilkka Marjanen, Sirkka Marjanen, and Vieno Marjanen, Children: Juha (Annette) Marjanen, Tarja (Joe) Brown, Heini Aho, Riitta Wuollet, and Jari (Anita) Marjanen; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jul
16

Walter, Margaret “Peggy” 70

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Walter, 70, died peacefully in her home in Annandale, MN on July 9, 2020. Peggy was born on January 14, 1950 to Wallace and Jeanne Walter in Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents and her big brother Jerry. She is survived by her three daughters: Ann (Jeff), Julie and Melissa (John); six grandchildren: Riley, Ellie, Maximilian, Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel; siblings: Thomas (Roger), Jennifer (Scott), and many nieces and nephews.
In light of current COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of Peggy’s life will be planned for a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Rockford Baptist Church, 8800 Elm Street, Rockford, MN 55373.

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