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Unless noted elsewhere, these obituaries are taken from the THE SUPERIOR TELEGRAM. The date beside the name is the date the obituary was published in the Telegram and NOT the date of death.

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ANDERSON, MRS. Signe - DIES; RITES SET Friday, April 7, 1972 Mrs. Signe Anderson, 78, a former Nakoma Gardens resident, died Thursday in a Superior hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1893 in Finland and had resided in the Douglas County area since 1914. She was the widow of Onni Anderson who died in 1970. Survivors include two sons; Lester H. Anderson, Superior, and Loren Anderson, Slidell, La.; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home. The Rev. Lonnie Lassman will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Graceland Cemetery.
BOSTAD, Magnus S. Tuesday, July 21, 1942 Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran church for Magnus S. Bostad 14, 2721, Twenty-second street. The Rev. J. T. Stolee officiated. Burial was in Riverside cemetery. Members of Boy Scout troop No. 10 acted as pallbearers. The Smith-Lange funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
BOTTEN, Morris , SOLON SPRINGS RESIDENT DIES Friday, May 9, 1958 Morris Botten, 48, resident of Solon Springs since 1942, died Thursday afternoon at a local hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Duluth, Feb. 9, 1910 and was employed by the Chicago and Northwestern Railway for 28 years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, the Holy Name Society of St. Pius X Church of Solon Springs Civic Club and the Solon Springs Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Edith, one son, Morris Jr.; a daughter, Mary Edith, all of Solon Springs; his mother, Mrs. Peter Botten, South Range; five brothers, Orville, Seattle; Lyle, Peter, Douglas and Jake, all of South Range; four sisters, Mrs. John Wilson, Gordon; Mrs. Leif Edman, South Range; Mrs. Robert LeMone, Rockmont; Mrs. John Tokar, Superior. There will be a recitation of the Rosary Sunday, 3 p.m. at LeSage Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, 9 a.m., at St. Pius Church with the Rev. Fr. Pius Machalones officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Solon Springs Catholic Church.
BOUCHNER, Vaclav Thursday, January 23, 1936 Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday for Vaclav Bouchner, 76, Bennett, a resident of Douglas county for the past 34 years, who died Wednesday. The services will be held at the Seth Rozell residence, Lake Minnesuing, on county trunk highway P. Mr. Bouchner leaves his wife, Elizabeth; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Martis, Murray, one son, Stephen Hawthorne; two step daughters, Mrs. Anna Khalor, Bennett, and Mrs. Clara Rozell, Hawthorne; three step sons, Charles Lonek, Bennett, and Frank and John, Hawthorne, and five grandchildren. He was a native of Czechoslovakia and a member of the Western Bohemian brotherhood. Burial will be in the cemetery at Lake Nebagamon. The Smith-Lange funeral home is in charge.
BRAKKA, Roland- 22 November 1994 - Roland M. Brakka, 74, St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Superior, died Monday, Nov. 21, 1994 at his residence. He was born in Superior and moved to Florida 22 years ago. Mr. Brakka served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed in sales and repair by East End Hardware in Superior from 1972-78, he was assistant Manager at Dairy Queen in St. Augustine. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline; two daughters, Gayle L. Starling, Savannah, Ga., and Nancy J. Brakka, New Brighton, Minn.; one sister, Ruth Forcier, St. Augustine; and one granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to The Council on Aging, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine, Fla. 32084, or a Charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Croyle Funeral Home, St. Augustine.
BROOTEN, Anders Thursday, January 23, 1936 Funeral services for Anders Brooten, 73, who died Wednesday morning at his home, 6227 John Avenue will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Seventh Day Adventist, corner of Eleventh street and Cumming avenue. The Rev. Christian Edwardson, Minneapolis, will officiate. Mr. Brooten had been a resident of South Superior for over forty years. He had been born near Sarpsborg, Norway and came to the United States in 1891 to settle in Alma, Wisc., living there for two years before coming to Superior. Survivors include three brothers, Erik, Syver and Iver, and one sister, Bolette in Norway, and one nephew, E. G. Johansen, Chicago. The casket will be at the Leraan funeral parlors until 1 p.m., Saturday when it will be removed to the church to remain open until the time of the service and be closed thereafter.
BUSHAW, Leona Mae (Bond) June 1990, The Sabbath Recorder, Vol 212, No 6, Leona (Bond) Bushaw, 77, died on December 19, 1989, at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Leona was born on July 4, 1912, in Dodge Center, Minnesota. She was the daughter of William Henry and Cora Bond. At an early age, she was baptized and joined the Dodge Center Seventh Day Baptist Church. After graduating from Dodge Center High School, she took a teaching program and taught for two years. She then lived in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and finally moved to Superior, Wisconsin, where she lived most of the rest of her life. She married Max Seador in 1940. He was killed in World War II while in the Navy. In 1944, she married Harold Bushaw. She is survived by two sons, Berly and Ray of Superior; two daughters, Cheryl Anderson of St. Cloud and Carole Dahlgren of Superior; and two brothers, Claston Bond of Dodge Center and Arthur Bond of Rochester, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, and two sisters. Farewell services were conducted in Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Superior. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior.
BRISCO, Hunter 18 May 1942 Hunter Brisco, Negro, 72, resident of Superior for the past 40 years, died Sunday night at a local hospital after a brief illness. Surviving are a daughter, Helen Brisco, of Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the LeSage funeral home with the Rev. Mr. O. Simmons of Duluth officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.
CAREY, Leo A.- 26 January 1988 - Leo A. Carey, 91, a former resident of Park Falls. Died Jan. 21 in the Tudor Health Center, Milwaukee. He was born Nov. 27, 1896 in Glidden. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Boland, Ventura, Calif., and Jean Herber, Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Michael, Superior, and Patrick, Milwaukee; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Nichols, Great Falls, Mont., and Minnie Anderson, Mellen; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at Sacred Heart Church, Hales Corner, with interment Jan. 25 in Park Falls.
CLIFFORD, Julie Ruth- 22 November 1994 - Julia Ruth "Julia" Clifford, 22, Superior, formerly of Hayward, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 1994, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth, of injuries she suffered in an Oct. 8, 1994 traffic accident in Douglas County. As a result of injuries, her daughter, Hope Angela, was stillborn on Oct. 9, 1994 in Duluth. Ms. Clifford was born May 25, 1972 in Libertyville, Ill., and resided in Wauconda, Ill. until moving to Hayward with her parents when she was seven years old. She attended school in Hayward and graduated from Hayward High School in 1900. She attended the University of Wisconsin and took nurse's aide training in Superior. She had resided in Superior for approximately three years and was employed by the Fond du Luth Casino in Duluth. Survivors include a daughter, Kali Clifford Manning, Superior; her parents, Earl and Evelyn (Mould) Clifford, Hayward; two sisters, Michelle Clifford, Milwaukee, and Catherine Clifford, Hayward; two brothers, Earl and Kevin Clifford, both of Hayward; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her daughter, Hope, she was preceded in death by her grandparents and a brother, Michael. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Hayward, with the Fr. James Dubruzzi as celebrant. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hayward. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Thursday in the Anderson-Nathan Funeral Home.
COHEN, Julius Tuesday, July 21, 1942 Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Downs funeral home for Julius Cohen, Superior court reporter who died Saturday night of a heart attack. Rabbi B. E. Levinson of Duluth officiated and burial was in the Woodland cemetery in Duluth.
DAHL, Joseph Andrew 18 May 1942 Joseph Andrew Dahl died, 8 May 1942, at the home of his son Martin at Fox Point Friday following a lengthy illness. He was born in Finland, June 14, 1875, and came to Superior in 1900. He resided her for 35 years being employed in the American Shipbuilding Company. In 1935 he retired and went to Fox Point to live with his son.. He lived there until the time of his death. He is survived by three sons, Martin, Algot and Albin, and one grandson, all of Milwaukee. The body was removed to Superior for burial. Funeral services will be held for Tuesday, 4 p.m. at the LeSage funeral home with the Rev. Mr. A.W. Arthur officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at Graceland Cemetery.
FLAGSTAD, Charles L, SUPERIOR -- 7 July 1939 (EVENING TELEGRAM) - C.L. FLAGSTAD DIES AT HOME. HELD MANY PUBLIC POSITIONS IN CITY AND COUNTY SINCE 1892. Charles L. Flagstad, 80, who held many public positions in the city and county, died at his home, 2020 Wisconsin Avenue, Firday morning. He had been ill for some time. A resident here continuously since 1892, Mr. Flagstad served as alderman from the Ninth ward for eight years; was county clerk for six years, and was undersheriff of Douglas county several times. Two and a half years ago he was placed on the disabled list of the Superior police department. He was born in Oslo, Norway, December 22, 1858 and came to Superior in 1889. Leaving here for a few years he returned in 1892 and made his home in this city ever since. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Flagstad and Mrs. Clara Dahlin; a son Louis; seven grandchildren, Kenneth Anderson, Clifford Flagstad, Louis Flagstad, Jr., Arnold Flagstad, Patricia Flagstad and Joyce Flagstad, all of Superior; Mrs. Dorothy Ashpole, Minneapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Edward Johnson of Eau Claire. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church; the Sons of Norway, Norrona lodge 27; Scandinavian American Fraternity, branch 15, and the Nordron male chorus. Funeral services are pending at the Oyaas Brothers mortuary.
THE EVENING TELEGRAM, 10 July 1939. Charles L. Flagstad. Funeral services for Charles L. Flagstad, 80, long prominent in civic affairs, who died Friday, will be held Monday, 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran church, Twentieth street and Susquehanna avenue. Rev. E. T. Boe will officiate and burial will be in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Flagstad came to the Unitd States in 1881, and made his home in Superior in 1892. He was then a iron molder by trade, but occupied many civic positions, and served as president of the city council. Honorary pallbearers will be Mayor Bryn Ostby, Dr. C. H. Mason, Chief of Police Arthur Buchanan, Lt. Morris Galvin of the police department, Rigister of Deeds William McDougal and Oscar Bergeson. Active pallbearers will be A. J. Presthus, Carl Moe, Ole Olson, James Jonasen, Victor Holman and William Lund. Members of the police department will attend rites in a body. The body will be removed from the Oyaas Brothers mortuary Sunday to the residence, 2020 Wisconsin avenue. The body will be taken to the church Monday noon to lie in state until the hour of services.
FLAGSTAD, Diana, SUPERIOR -- 9 Feb 1921 (EVENING TELEGRAM) - Mrs C.Flagstad Dies in Hospital. Leaves Husband, Two sons, Two daughters; Resident here 30 years. Mrs. Diana Flagstad, wife of Charles L. Flagstad, 2020 Wisconsin Avenue, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning at a local hospital following an operation performed a week ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clara Holfelder and Mrs. Mary Anderson, and two sons Oscar and Louis, also three grandchildren. A brother Bernard Wilhelmson, Superior, and a sister, Mrs. M. J. Smith, Elk, Wash., and a brother in Norway also survive. Mrs. Flagstad was 54 years of age and has resided in Billings Park for the past 30 years. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, also of the Daughters of Norway and Nordisk Sosterlage.
FLAGSTAD, H. Oscar, SUPERIOR -- 5 May 1925 (EVENING TELEGRAM) - H. Oscar Flagstad, age 43, died at the home of his father, Charles L. Flagstad, 2020 Wisconsin Avenue, this afternoon following a long illness. Mr. Flagstad was born in Oslo, (Christiania) Norway, October 11, 1881. When he was less than a year old, his parents came to America and settled in Eau Claire, Wis., where they lived until 1886. In 1892, the family moved to Superior from Brainerd, Minn., and have lived here since then. Mr. Flagstad graduated from the Peter Cooper school and for a number of years thereafter he worked in New Richmond and other points in St. Croix county. He became ill in 1915, but upon recovering worked for the Great Northern railroad at the ore docks here as a switchman. He was a member of the switchman's union. He became ill again last winter. Besides his father, he is survived by a brother, Louis H. Flagstad, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Long and Mrs. Clara Dahlin, all living in Superior; two aunts, Mrs. O. Johnson, Albertsville, Wis., and Mrs. John Flagstad, Eau Claire.
FLAGSTAD, Louis B, SUPERIOR -- 1949 (EVENING TELEGRAM) - Louis B. Flagstad, 58 of 6002 Baxter Avenue a Superior resident for 50 years, died yesterday in his home. Born in Brainerd, he was employed as a bookkeeper at the Great Northern Railway Co., ore docks for 32 years. He retired a year ago. Mr. Flagstad was a member of Bethel Lutheran church, the church brotherhood, American Legion post 65, Henry S.Blonberg post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a life member of the Veterans' association of Great Northern employees. Mr. Flagstad was a World War I veteran. Surviving are his widow, Emma; two sons, Lewis and Arnold; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Geneovese and Mrs Delores Zaun, Superior; two step-daughters, Mrs. Harry Samuelson, Ames, IA., and Mrs Kenneth La Mone, Superior; two sisters, Miss Mary Flagstad, Superior and Mrs. Clara Dahlin, Port Huron, MI, and six grandchildren.
FIELDS, Christ A., IRON RIVER-- 18 May 1942 Christ A. Fields a resident of Iron River since 1892 died Friday afternoon at an Ashland hospital following an illness of two weeks. He was born in Oslo, Norway September 5, 1868, and at the age of 18 came to Minnesota where he farmed, later moving to Woodville, Wisc., where he resided until he moved to Iron River. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon; the body will be taken to the Congregational church from the Lenroot Funeral home at noon, and will lie in state until the hour of service at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the Iron River cemetery. He is survived by eight daughters, and two sons; Gust and Marvin Fields, Iron River; Mrs. Maude Engle, Sunberry, Pa.; Mrs. J. P. hicks, Iron River; Mrs. Ida Clark, Iron River; Mrs. Henry Martin, Ashland; Mrs. Frank Martin, Ashland; Mrs. Arthur Love, Washburn; Mrs. Myrtle Pierce, Milwaukee; Mrs. Clarence Shulstad, Iron River.
HAKKILA, Mary E.- 23 November 1994 The funeral for Mary E. "Alti" Hakkila, 98, a lifelong resident of Brule area, who died Monday, Nov. 21, 1994 in Superior Memorial Hospital,, is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Brule Presbyterian Church. The Rev. David Heyser will officiate, with interment to be in the Everrest Cemetery, Waino. Pallbearers will be Ray Copp, Randy and Daniel Hakkila and Rodney, Daryl, Steve and Stuart Lehto. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Friday in the Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home and continues on Saturday in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Hakkila was born Feb. 9, 1896 in Kinnula, Finland, moved to Superior in 1914 and resided in Brule since 1917. A well known craft worker and weaver, she was a member of the Waino Pioneer Chapel and a former member of the Finnish Cooperative Women's Guild of Brule. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Aileen) Carlson, Superior, Mariam Lehto, Brule, and Velma Doby, Iton River; 12 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren,; three great -great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews in Finland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matt, a daughter, Helen Copp, a son, Martin Hakkila, a grandson, James Copp, her parents, Sam and Hulda Hamalainen, tow brothers, Toivo and Nestori Hamalainen, and a sister, Hilda Kinnunen.
HANSON, OBERT B.Tuesday, July 21, 1942 Obert B. Hanson, 59, died Monday afternoon at a local hospital following a lingering illness. He was born in New Richmond, Wisconsin on January 11, 1883 and has been a resident of South Range for the last 10 years. Surviving are his wife, Bessie; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Wood, Mrs. Edward Hanson, both of Los Angeles, Mrs. J. C. Levings of South Range and Mrs. Harry Ruff of Cloquet, Minn. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at the LeSage funeral home with the Rev. Mr. C. H. Henderson of South Range officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Greenwood cemetery. The LeSage funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
HASKINS, MRS. ANNA,Solon Springs Friday, April 7, 1972 Funeral services for Mrs, Anna Haskins, 63, Bennett, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pettit Funeral Home. The Rev. Arden Adamson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Gideon Ahlberg, Lloyd Nelson, Bert Olson, Conrad Lagerud, Emery Rasmussen and Floyd Dondineau. Interment will be in the Evergreeen Cemetery at Solon Springs. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Friday.
HEISEL, John G.18 May 1942 John G. Heisel, 59, a steamfitter for the Gray Plumbing Company died Sunday night. He was born at Negaunee, Michigan on September 21, 1883 and was a resident of Superior for the past 38 years. Surviving are his wife, Rose; daughter and son, June and John, both of Superior; three sisters, Mrs. John A. Brooks, Superior; Mrs. Paul Bush, Calumet, Minn,; Mrs. Edna H. Heisel at Virginis, Minn.; two brothers, William and Carol of Virginaia, Minn. Funeral services are pending at the Down Funeral Home.
HEULE, H. Irving- 25 January 1988 - Irving Heule, Appleton, formerly of Superior, died Friday in the Parkside Care Center at Little Chute. He was born Aug. 1, 1900 in Superior where he attended school. He served in WWI. He and his wife, the former Anna Grace Swanson, resided in Appleton for the past 60 years. Me. Heule had been employed as business manager of the Appleton Chair Factory and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton. In addition to his wife, he is survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Everett, and a sister, Minnie Heule. The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Downs Funeral Home, with visitation to be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior. A memorial fund is being established.
HIGGINS, John P.Friday, April 7, 1972 Funeral services for John Patrick Higgins, 92, 2325 E. 3rd St., who died Wednesday, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Christ the King Church. A Mass of the Resurrection will be concelebrated Concelebrants will include the Rt. Rev. Fr. John Spangers and Mr. Higgins son, the Rev. Fr. Joseph W. Higgins. Burial will be in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Eugene McGillis, Arne J. Anderson, Harvey Healy, Richard Rockwood, LeRoy Piggott, George Schanen, William Brennan and John W. White. Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Fr. Joseph W., Eagle River, Wis., Thomas A. and Edward G., both of Superior; one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Mary) Melkon, Superior; one sister, Mrs. Helen Wagner, Lakeville, Minn.; one brother, James, St. Paul and nine children. Thee will be a Bible Prayer service at 8 p.m. Friday at the LeSage Funeral Home.
JENSEN, MRS. H. W.Friday, April 7, 1972 Funeral services for Mrs. Henry W, (Mary Ann) Jensen, 51, 1901 Ohio Ave., who died Wednesday, will at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Gilbert Lee will officiate. Burial will be in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gene Kellcher, Merle Kellcher, Kenneth Kellcher, David Kellcher, Robert Kellcher and Robert Rich. The body will be removed from Downs Funeral Home to lie in state at the church from 11 a.m. until the hour of service.
JOHNSON, MRS. Odin Tuesday, July 21, 1942 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. for Mrs. Odin Johnson, at the Concordia Lutheran church with the Rev. Mr. Paul Bow officiating. Mrs. Johnson died in Detroit, Michigan, after a long illness and was a former resident of Superior. Among the survivors is one daughter, Mrs. Stanley Johnson, Owatonna, Minn. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Christine Larson, Mrs. Maren Cranheim, Mrs. Martha Klagstad, all members of the Daughters of Norway, and Mrs. Gudrun Blacketh, Mrs. Alma Milavitch and Mrs. Dagmar Bong, all members of the Scandinavian Sisters of America. Active pallbearers will be Oscar Eng, Harold Olson, and Carl B. Moe, members of the Sons of Norway, and Christ Miller, Martin Hill and Anton Johnson, members of the Norway Male chorus. The body will be removed to the church at noon Wednesday from the LeSage funeral home to lie in state until the hour of service. Burial will be in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery with Oscar T. Oyaas in charge of arrangement.
KESTING, Edwin EX-SUPERIORITE DIES THURSDAY August 17, 1979 Edwin S. Kesting, 74, of Rt. 1, Eveleth, Minn., formerly of Superior, died Thursday evening at a Duluth hospital. He was born Feb. 19, 1905 in West Bend, Wis., and lived in Superior from 1955 to 1976. Mr. Kesting retired from the Wisconsin Highway Commission as a district chief construction engineer after 38 years of service in 1968. He also served the Army Corps of Engineers in World War II in North Africa and Tunisia and Rome and was discharged as a major after the war. He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Superior, the Superior Elks Lodge No. 403, the UCT Council No. 333 of Superior, the La Crosse (Wis.) American Legion Post and the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers, UW-Madison Alumni Association and the UWM Athletic Club. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn; a sister, Mrs. Edna Shapaker, Milwaukee; a brother, Paul, Marinette, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 11 a.m., Monday at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. The Rev. James Gustafson will officiate with burial to be in the family lot at Oneota Cemetery in Duluth. Friends may call at the Downs Funeral Home after 3 p.m., Sunday and Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
LAMSON, MRS. Eva Alice Tuesday, July 21, 1942 Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Eva Alice Lamson, 68, resident of Wascott, Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Downs funeral home. She was born in Maine, Septemeber 31, 1874 and has been a resident of Superior and Duluth for 42 years. She was a resident of Wascott during the last 12 years. Surviving are her husband, Charles. She was a member of the Baptist church in Duluth.
LARSON, Gustaf Thursday, January 23, 1936 Last rites for Gustaf Larson, 69, who died Tuesday at his home, 1804 Iowa Avenue will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Z.A. Downs chapel. The casket will remain open until the time of the service when it will be closed and not reopened. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery. The Rev. C.A. Mosled will officiate. Pallbearers will be C. E. Nelson, Peter Waseen, Fred Okerstrom, Fred Dahlin, Swan Bergeson and Iver Peterson.
LETTENSTROM, Carl August 17, 1979 The funeral for Carl O. Lettenstrom, 70, of 1521 E. 8th St., who died at a local hospital Wednesday, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Pilgrim Lutheran Church. The Rev. James N. Gustafson will officiate and interment will be in a family lot at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation at the Thompson-Hegstrom Funeral Home continues until 9 a.m., Friday and resumes Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.Pallbearers will be Carl Berg, Walter Trolson, Art Modeen, Ed Shogren, Maurice Robare and George Smith.
MARTIN, Mathilda December 1, 1947 Funeral services for Mrs. Mathilda Martin, 5234 First Street, were held Monday, 8:15 at the SS. Anthony and Margaret Church with the Rev. Fr. William Kubelbeck officiating. Burial was in Calvary cemetery. Pallbearers were a grandson, Earl Argetsinger and five son-in-laws, Victor Anderson, Charles Austin, Lawrence Erickson, sr., Joseph Gerls jr., and Harold Lindberg.
MATTSON, MRS. Sophie Friday, May 9, 1958 Funeral services for Mrs. Sophie Mattson will be held Saturday, 3 p.m. at Smith-Lange Funeral Home with the Rev. Reinhold Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ragnar Larson, Ed Newman, Harold Norman, Carl Lettenstrom, Elmer Linde, Ed Schuck.
MILLER, Joseph Thomas Tuesday, July 21, 1942 Funeral services for Joseph Thomas Miller, 56, 1711 East Fifth street, will be held Friday, 8:15 a.m. at the residence and at 9 a.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic church. The Rev. Fr. Salvatore Wegemer will officiate. The Rosary will be said Wednesday, 8 p.m., at the J.E. Nicol mortuary and Thursday, 8 p.m. at the residence. The body will be removed from the J.E. Nicol mortuary to the residence Thursday.
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MOEN, MRS. Anne G.18 May 1942 Mrs. Anne G. Moen, resident of Lake Nebagamon for the past 1(Unable to read last number) years, died Sunday at a local hospital. He (the typo is original) was born on Sept 12, 1855 at Rison, Norway She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Emanuel Johnson of Lake Nebagamon, and six grandchildren. She was a member of the Grace M.E. church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. from the Lake Nebagamon church with the Rev. Mr. Schevenius officiating. Interment will be at the Lake Nebagamon cemetery with the Downs funeral in charge.
MOORER, MRS. Helen Friday, May 9, 1958 Mrs. Helen Moorer, 1418 Tower Ave., a long resident of Superior died at her home Friday morning. She is survived by her husband, B. D. Moorer, Birmingham, Ala,: two daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Ruth) Moore, Birmingham; Mrs. Rex Niggeler, Tullahoma, Tenn.; eight grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home
PETERSON, MRS. Lina Thursday, January 23, 1936 Mrs. Lina Peterson, 73, 1216 Hughitt avenues, died at a Superior hospital Wednesday after a long illness. Born in Norway Mrs. Peterson had lived in Superior for the past 15 years, coming from Mason, Wisc. Survivors include one son, O. M. Peterson, Milwaukee; five daughters, Olga, Chicago; Mrs. Edward Peterson, Bayfield; Mrs. Bernard Campbell, Chicago; Clara and Mrs Edna Thibedeau, Superior, and four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. The J. E. Nicol mortuary is in charge. Burial will be in Mason.
PRESTON, Richard Tuesday, July 21, 1942 Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Smith-Lange funeral home for Richard Preston, 57, 712 Cumming avenue. The Rev. Mr. Guy Hill officiated and burial was in Greenwood cemetery
REITAN, MelvinA Dies at Residence Monday, December 1, 1947 Melvin Albert Reitan, 46, 912 Weeks avenue, died Monday morning at his home after he had returned from a hunting trip near his parents' home at Mason, complaining of illness. Born December 28, 1894 in Menomonie, Wis., he was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church and the Superior Eagles Lodge. He was proprietor of the Saratoga cafe. Surviving are his wife, Fannie,, son, Herbert and parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Reitan, Mason; a sister, Mrs. Walter Johnson of Hurley, Wis.,; five brothers, Nels, Mason and Edward, Washburn, Art, Oscar and Herman of Iron Mountain, Mich., and a grandchild James Reitan. Funeral services have been set tentatively for Wednesday at the Concordia Lutheran Church by the J. E. Nicol mortuary. (the date of death and Melvin's age do not correspond but the typos are original)

RETZER, MRS. E. B.Friday, April 7, 1972 Funeral services for Mrs. Marguerite H. Retzer, 23315 E. 3rd St., who died Wednesday in a Superior hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Adalbert's Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. James Gutzler will celebrate the Mass of the Resurrection. Burial will follow in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Stranko, Paul Snyder, Chester Olsen, Harold Willcocks, Mike and John Gallagher. A scripture service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home. Mrs. Retzer was the widow of the late Edward B. Retzer, a member of the Superior Police Department who died in 1963. Prior to retirement in 1962 Mrs. Retzer was a nurse at the former St. Francis and St. Joseph's Hospitals

ROSS, MRS. Gael AGE 72, DIES, RITES PENDING Friday, April 7, 1972 Mrs. Gael Ross, 72, 2105 Ogden Ave., died at her residence Friday morning. She was born Aug. 6, 1899 in Ironwood, Mich., and had been a resident of Superior for the past 50 years. She was the daughter of pioneer residents of Eveleth, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davey. She was graduated from Superior State teachers College and was a member of the American legion Post No. 65. Survivors include two sons, A. Davey Ross, Superior and Rodney W., Grand Rapids, Minn.; a sister, Miss Inez Davey, Superior; and two grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending with Downs Funeral Home in charge.

SEMBORSKI, MRS. Mary Friday, May 9, 1958 Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Smeborski will be Saturday, 8:15 from LeSage Funeral Home; 9 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. L.S. Nowacki will officiate, assisted by Fr. Francis H. Nowak and Fr. Mark Pitoniak, OSB. Burial will be in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery. There will be a recitation of the Rosary Friday, 8:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Charles Campbell, Clement Zimski, Paul Gall, Stanley and John Szymonowicz, Theodore Olaf.
SOLOSKY, Anne L - 19 June 1972 - Mrs. Max (Anne) L. Soloski, Denver, Colo., formerly of Superior, died Wednesday in a Denver hospital. She had resided in Superior most of her lifetime. She and her husband were owners of the former Eastern Shoppe in Superior. She was a member of the Beth El Synagogue. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Betty Simmons, Miss Mary Saxon and Miss Eva Saxon, all of Denver, two nieces, Mrs. Lawrence Felsenberg and Mrs. Richard Kron, both of Duluth; (two nephews, Henry Cohen, Superior, and Leonard Chen, Minneapolis. Funeral services and burial were held in Denver.
THOMSON, FRED50, DIES AT HOSPITAL Friday, May 9, 1958 Fred Thomson, 50, 2208 _ Tower Ave., died Friday morning at a local hospital. He was born June 26, 1907 in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was custodian at the Hammond Avenue Presbyterian Church and a member of the Eagles Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Verna: a son, Fred Jr., Milwaukee; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Diane) Bradley, Superior; Mrs. Kay Thomson, Superior; his parents, Mrs. And Mrs. William Thomson, Superior; two brothers, William Jr., and Edward, Superior; one grandchild. Funeral services are tentatively set for Monday at Downs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
VANDERPORT, Emerson H. - 22 November 1994 Emerson H. VanDerPort, 84, a longtime resident of Foxboro, died Minday, Nov. 21, 1994 in Fieldview Manor. He was born Feb. 15, 1910 in Bemidji, Minn. Mr. VanDerPort was a longtime member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Superior and was formerly employed by General Motors in Detroit, Mich., by the former Globe Shipyards in Superior and was a longtime employee of the former employee of the Stordahl Service Station in Superior. He was retired from the University of Wisconsin-Superior's maintenance department after many years of service. His wife, Myrtle, died in 1988. Surviving are a son, Gerald, Virginia, Minn.; two granddaughters; and four great grandchildren. Services are pending for Friday in Bethel Lutheran Church. Downs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
VANDERPORT, Roy - 19 June 1972 - Funeral services will be held for Roy Vanderport, 82, who died Saturday at a Duluth hospital, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold E. Keller will officiate with burial to be in Greenwood Cemetery. At the time of his death, Mr. Vanderport resided with Mr. and Mrs. Harley Hickok. Mrs. Hickok is his granddaughter. Survivors include one son, Ocel, Saxon, Wis.; three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Millie) Roeber, Rt. 2, Superior, Mrs Richard (Freda) Ullan, Rt. 1, Superior, and Mrs. Eugene Lundquist, Foxboro; one brother, Oscar, Superior; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Reynolds, Anaheim, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be John Kronberg, Ensel Lundquist, Norma Groehler, Carl Johnson, James Heifner and Herbert Bretizmann.
VANDERVORT, Myrtle B. - 25 January 1988 - Myrtle B. Van Dervort, 78, Rt. 1, Foxboro, died Sunday in the Superior Hospital. She was born May 19, 1909 in East Grand Forks, Minn. and had resided in the Superior area since 1943. Mrs. Van Dervort and her husband, Emerson H., celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past June 26. She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, the Bethel Lutheran Church Women and the Martha-Elizabeth Church Circle of the church. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Gerald L., Virginia, Minn.; two granddaughters, three sisters, Ovedia Bangen, International Falls, Minn., Mrs. Ted (Deloris) Hiltz, Bemidji., and Elaine Coons, Minneapolis; and two brothers, Roland Stordahl, Superior, and Russell Stordahl, Bemidji. She was preceded in death by two brothers. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Mark C. Hiiva, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Downs Funeral Home and on Wednesday in the church from 10 a.m.until the hour of service. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church.
VOLKER, John Albert 18 May 1942 BRULE, John Albert Volker, father of Henry Volker, died at the home of his son Sunday afternoon following a short illness. Mr. Volker was born in Canada February 16, 1854; he came to the United States at the age of 18, and had been a resident of the town of Highland 35 years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday from the Iron River church Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock; the body will be taken from the Lenroot Funeral home at 1 o'clock, Rev. W.A. Roycraft of Lake Nebagamon will officiate and burial will be in the Iron River cemetery.
WELSCH, Joseph Thursday, January 23, 1936 Joseph Welsch, 66, 601 Banks avenue, was found dead there Wednesday. Coroner Herbert L. Smith declared death was due to a heart attack. He had been dead 24-36 hours when found, said the coroner. He leaves one brother, John, Sagninaw, Mich., and one sister, Mrs. Mary Clark, Miami, Fla. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
WICK, Florence C. - 23 November 1994 Florence Catherine Wick, 87, 1800 New York Ave., died Saturday, Nov. 19, 1994 in St. Francis Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 20, 1907 in the Town of Blackhoof, Carlton County, Minnesota and resided in Superior since the age of 17. Mrs. Wick was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and was once active in the women's circles of the church. She had been the owner and operator of the first two Laundromats in Superior. She was also employed by Larson's Grocery Store in Billings Park for 22 years, retiring in 1989 from Wicklund's Grocery Store. Surviving are two sons, Oscar M. Jr., Superior, and Dennis R., Burnsville, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rhelm (Inez) Wanck, Foxboro, and Elaine Hardison, Bunker Hill, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar M. Sr., two sons, John W. "Jack" and Ronald H., a daughter, Parricia G. Larson, a granddaughter, Sandra Lee Wick, four sisters, Avis McMullen, Violet Mundell and Pearl and Bernice Shelinder, and two brothers, Marvin and Edward Shelinder. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Lois V. Pedersen will officiate, with inurnment to be in riverside Cemetery. Downs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
WILHELMSON, Petra, SUPERIOR -- 11 Sept 1912 (EVENING TELEGRAM) - Aged Woman Dies The death of Mrs. Petra Wilhelmson, aged 75 6ears, occurred at 11 o'clock this morning at her home, 1810 Wisconsin Avenue. The deceased had been ill for nearly three years but was only confined to her bed for one week during her last illness. She is survived by her husband, Claus Wilhelmson, a daughter and son residing here, Mrs. Charles Flagstad, 2020 Wisconsin Avenue, and Bernard Wilhelmson of 1810 Wisconsin Avenue, a daughter, Mrs. Mary Smith, who resides at Spokane, Wash., and a son, Arnt Wilhelmson, whose home is in Bergen, Norway, and nine grandchildren. The funeral arrangements are pending.
SUPERIOR TELEGRAM, 12 September 1912 OBITUARY Funeral Tomorrow The funeral of Mrs. Petra Wilhelmson will be held tomorrow afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Flagstad, 2020 Wisconsin Avenue. Rev. J. H. Sternberg will officiate in the absence of Reb. E. R. Anderson. Interment will take place at Riverside cemetery. The pallbearers will be Messrs. John Anderson, Jos. Ostlund, Ole Welde, L. J. Johnson, Ole Olson and G. Gulbranson.
 
 
 
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