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Lawrence Johnson

Jun 30, 1937 - Nov 27, 2023

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Cambridge, MN

Lawrence S. Johnson, 86, of Cambridge, MN passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023 at his home. He was born June 30, 1937 in Menomonie, WI to Lawrence and Edith L. (Berg) Johnson. Larry grew up on a dairy farm in Glenwood City, Wisconsin. He graduated from Glenwood City High School in 1955. In 1958 he joined the U. S. Navy and took a tour of duty to the Mediterranean Sea which was a highlight of his military service. He was honorably discharged in Oct. 1959. In 1960 he was married to Sharon McKe...Read More

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Paul Martin Quehl

Jan 06, 1932 - Feb 27, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

In memory of Paul Martin Quehl, a man of integrity, loyalty, and quiet strength, who passed away at the age of 92 on February 27, 2024, in Cambridge, Minnesota. Born in the city of Saint Paul on January 6, 1932, Paul was the son of Herbert and Dena Quehl. Paul was a proud graduate of South Saint Paul High School, Class of 1951 where he was an avid hockey player. Paul Quehl was a devoted patriot who served his country in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955, a period he held close to his heart throughout his life. Following his time in the service, Paul dedicated himself to a successful career as a salesman at Barton Company, showcasing his remarkable skills and work ethic. A man of simple pleasures and steadfast principles, Paul's heart belonged to his family and his community. His passion for golfing and fishing brought him moments of tranquility and joy, while engaging in political discussions revealed his sharp intellect and deep convictions. His love for his country was matched only by his devotion to his family, a bond that remained unbreakable until his final days. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn; siblings, Neil (Lorettat), Roger (Lucille), Earl, Lois (Jim) Traynor; daughter-in-law, Kristin. He is survived by his sons, Brian (Patty), Robert (Robin); grandsons, A.J., Philip, Joseph (Amy), Steven; step granddaughter, Jessi (James) Regnier; great grandchildren, Rose, Charles, Henry; brother, David (Teri); sister-in-law, Mary Jo; nieces, nephews, family and friends.The family will greet friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. As we reflect on the life of Paul Martin Quehl, let us carry forward his legacy of dedication, humility, and love. May his memory be a blessing and his spirit live on in the hearts of those who were touched by his presence. Rest in peace, Paul Quehl, your legacy will never be forgotten.

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Jon Dennis Pearson

Aug 11, 1970 - Feb 27, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

Jon D. Pearson, age 53 of the Cambridge/Isanti area, passed away unexpectedly on February 27, 2024. He was born in Minneapolis on August 11, 1970 to Dennis and Donna (Powell) Pearson. He is survived by his parents; son Tyler (Marina) Pearson; granddaughter Everly and other relatives. Obituary and service details will be posted soon. To to the family or in memory of Jon Dennis Pearson, please

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Cheryl Lynn Sommers

Jul 13, 1959 - Feb 20, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

Cheryl Lynn Sommers, age 64, of Cambridge, MN, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at her residence in Cambridge.Cheryl was born to parents, Ronald and Joyce (Shores) Nelson on July 13, 1959 in Spooner, WI. She attended school at Spooner High School. After getting her GED, Cheryl started her own cleaning business in the Cambridge area in 1993. Originally, the business was called “Cheryl and Carol’s Cleaning,” but later, would be changed to “Cheryl and Sons Cleaning,” once her son, Jeromiey was born. Being a mom was one of her favorite things that she took much pride in. Everyone who knew Cheryl knew she loved her family and she loved horses! She enjoyed competing in horse shows and in the 1980’s took the title of Rodeo Queen at a horse show in Spooner.Cheryl will remain in the hearts of her son, Jeromiey (Jennifer Fitch) Sommers; granddaughter, Arianna Sommers; sister Laura (Ken) Wood, nephew, David (Annalise) Poirer; other extended family, many, many friends and local businesses. She is preceded in death by her parents.Funeral services will be held for Cheryl at 4:00 PM Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Visitation one hour prior. Burial to follow at a later date in Montello, Wisconsin.In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family to go to Cheryl’s favorite horse rescue.

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William E. Kast

Jun 26, 1944 - Feb 08, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

William E. Kast, 79, of Springvale Township, passed away at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on February 8, 2024. Full obituary will be posted when available. To to the family or in memory of William E. Kast, please

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Norma Raatikka

Aug 15, 1945 - Feb 03, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

Norma Raatikka, age 78, of Cambridge, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Norma was born to John and Mildred in Chokio, MN, on August 15, 1945. She grew up in Chokio and Deer Creek, having many adventures with her siblings. She graduated from Deer Creek High School in a class of 17 kids. Ronald was lovestruck when they met on the streets of Wadena. Together they rode the streets in his car, enjoying many dates at the roller rink. They were married on a frigid day, December 28, 1963, and Ronald soon deployed to Texas, where Norma followed, to serve in the Army. One year later, their son Kevin was born. They moved back to MN and daughter Tracy joined the family in 1969. Norma was a stay at home mom while the kids were young, and then worked numerous jobs, but the most important was raising her two children. She resided most of those years in Spring Lake Park, MN, until they both retired. They enjoyed travelling with their motorhome and trips to Texas for 10 years. With their move back to MN, the time spent with family became the most treasured. Cheering on grandkids at sporting events and dance, Holiday seasons with the family, and getting to know the great grandkids were some of her favorite times. She is preceded in passing by her parents, John and Mildred; and sisters, Kathy and Darlene. Norma is survived by and will be greatly missed by her beloved husband, Ronald Raatikka; children, Kevin (Lori) Raatikka, Tracy (William) Cin; grandchildren, Rick (Shelbi), Bryan (Melody), Jacob (Megan), Kyle (Zoa), Makayla; great-grandchildren, Kip, Zoe, Isabelle, Jack, Gianna, Levi, and one on the way; siblings, Shirley (Butch), Johnny (Julie); adored by many nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends. Join us to celebrate Norma's life on Friday, February 16, at Gearhart Funeral Home, 11275 Foley Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN. Visitation at 9 am and service at 10 am. Private interment at Morningside Memorial Gardens, Coon Rapids.

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Carole L. Nordeen

Sep 23, 1933 - Feb 03, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

Carole L. Nordeen, 90, of Cambridge, MN passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Cambridge Medical Center. She was born September 23, 1933 at Deaconess Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, the first child of Cerold and Myrtle (Berg) Lindgren. She attended the Stake District 23 Country School through the eighth grade. Carole graduated from Cambridge High School in 1951. After high school she worked for a short time at the Isanti County Co-op. She moved to Minneapolis where she stayed with relatives and worked at the Sears Roebuck Catalog Store on Lake Street. She also worked for a year and a half at the Twin City Arsenal. She met James Nordeen and they were married April 2, 1955 and were blessed with two children, Bonnie and Daniel. They lived for a short time in Columbia Heights and then settled in the northeast Cambridge area. Carole worked at the Cambridge State Hospital and retired from there after 30 years. She enjoyed spending time in her flower and vegetable gardens. She always kept busy and volunteered at the Shalom Shop for several years. Carole was very kind and generous to all and was especially adored by her granddaughters. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James in February 2016, brothers Peter and Roger Lindgren, sisters-in-law Anita and Sharon Lindgren, brothers-in-law Mike Johnson and David Nyholm. She is survived by her daughter Bonnie Lucas; her son Daniel Nordeen both of Cambridge; 2 granddaughters Miranda and Molly Trytten both of Braham, two great granddaughters Astrid and Emmaree; siblings Patty Johnson of Blaine, Ron (Joan) Lindgren of Duluth, Nancy (Walter) Bennett of Coon Rapids, Gerald Lindgren of Starbuck, JoAnn Nyholm of Stacy and sister-in-law Mary Lindgren of Cambridge, as well as many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Service information will be posted soon. To to the family or in memory of Carole L. Nordeen, please

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Joseph Frank Semler

Jan 16, 1935 - Jan 31, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

Joseph Frank Semler, 89, of Isle, MN formerly of Bradford, MN passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Walker Methodist Levande in Cambridge. He was born January 16, 1935 in Salem, Ohio to Henry and Celia (Naylor) Semler. The family moved to Bradford, MN when Joe was young, he attended Bradford Country School and went on to graduate from Cambridge High School in 1953. Joe enlisted in the National Guard while in high school and served until May 1955. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves until March 1961. In August 1953, he was united in marriage to Carol Quist and they made their home in Bradford raising their three children. Joe worked various jobs over the years. He owned Bob’s Independent Oil in Bradford as well as his own framing company, building residential homes. He and Carol lived several years on Lake Mille Lacs. After Carol passed away, Joe moved to Little Pine Key, Florida. More recently he returned to Minnesota and purchased a farm near Isle. Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing golf. He was a member of the American Legion and was very patriotic and proud of his country and service. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Carol, brothers Fred, Lawrence and George Semler, and sister Mary Burton. Joe is survived by his children Joe (Becky) Semler Jr. of Isanti, Pete (Patty) Semler of Oak Grove, Peggy (Kurt) Smith of Alaska, nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held later this Summer. Interment will be in Nicholas Cemetery in Spencer Brook. To to the family or in memory of Joseph F. Semler, please

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Erven W. Skaar

Jan 31, 1931 - Jan 22, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

Erven W. Skaar, 92, of Cambridge, MN, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024 at GracePointe Crossing. He was born January 31, 1931 in Thief River Falls, MN to Ole and Olga (Nelson) Skaar. Besides his parents, Erv was preceded in death by his siblings Oline Markine, Thelma Terrian, Elsie Fairbank, Faythe Kinnunen, Andrew and Leonard Skaar. Erv is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bette, son Trygve Skaar of Rosemount, three grandchildren Josiah Skaar of Wheaton, IL, Meira Skaar (Ronnie Kitoy) of Bloomington, Cadence Snyder of Edina, daughter-in-law Kathy Skaar of Lakeville, sister Martha Parsons of Yelm, WA, many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Full obituary to follow. Memorial Service 11AM, Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Isanti County Historical Society and Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. To to the family or in memory of Erven W. Skaar, please

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Wendy Louise Holm

Oct 03, 1960 - Jan 15, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

Wendy Louise Holm, 63, of Pine City, Minnesota passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024 at the Rosewood Senior Living Center in Cambridge. Full obituary will be posted. To to the family or in memory of Wendy Louise Holm, please

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Lucile Olson Bartz

Feb 13, 1927 - Jan 10, 2024

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Cambridge, MN

Lucile Olson Bartz, 96, of Cambridge, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2024 surrounded by her family, at GracePointe Crossing West Memory Care. Lucile’s greatest legacy is the gift of her faith to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. She walked the walk sharing the love of God as a role model, a teacher, a friend and a constant source of love and prayer. Lucile was born on February 13, 1927 to Jens Peter Olaf and Esther Olson. She was the princess in her family and loved dearly by her father, mother and older brothers, Anton and James. She attended Cambridge Schools, she loved school, music, skating, dancing, reading and cheerleading. Her life as a princess ended when she was sixteen years old, with the death of her father, after a courageous battle with brain cancer and her brothers leaving to serve their country in World War II. Lucile became the caretaker for her family and her extended family. On September 14, 1946, Lucile married the love of her life, Marvin George Bartz at the Zion Lutheran Church of Crown, MN. They raised their family, and lived in the Cambridge-Isanti area for 64 years. Their home was the gathering place for family and friends. Lucile’s family was her life, her greatest treasure and legacy. She was a saintly wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She was truly a faithful servant and caregiver, Lucile helped everyone feel God’s love. She was the heart of her family and truly enjoyed bringing everyone together for Sunday dinners, birthdays, holidays, picnics and coffee. Lucile was preceded in death by her parents Jens Peter Olson and Esther Olson Bergloff; her stepfather Walter Bergloff and her brothers and sisters-in-law Tony and Garnet Olson, and Jim and Maxine Olson; and nephew Michael Olson. She is survived by her children Marvin (Carlene) Bartz, Jr., Thomas Bartz, John (Karen) Bartz and Christine (Stephen) Miller; grandchildren Paul (Tamara) Bartz, Heather (Dean Sandino) Bartz, Jon (Jill) Miller, Matt (Danielle) Miller, Cullen (Sammy) Bartz and Kelsey (Mitch) Larsen; great grandchildren Greg Greicar, Zachary Bartz, Grant Bartz, Isabella Bartz, Haleigh Bartz, Lexon Bartz, Jesse Bartz, Matt Miller, Sam Miller, Payton Miller, Bode Miller, Ellie Miller, Lily Miller, Harvey Bartz, Lucy Bartz, Norah Larsen and Margot Larsen. The family of Lucile Bartz wishes to extend a very special thank you to GracePointe Crossing administration, staff, providers, nurses, caregivers, chaplains and Optage Hospice for their excellent and loving care. You are truly a blessing to our “Mother” and our family. Funeral Service 11AM, Friday, January 19, 2024 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment in Cambridge Union Cemetery. To to the family or in memory of Lucile A. (Olson) Bartz, please

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