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  • Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:06:08 +0000: John L. Carlson - Obituaries

    John L. Carlson, age 94 of Northfield, formerly of Duluth, passed away Monday morning, June 20, 2016, at his home in Millstream Commons.

    John Lawrence Carlson was born March 30, 1922, in Dawson, Minnesota, to Svante and Lydia (Gerdin) Carlson, and was raised in Dawson, Braham and Monticello. He graduated Monticello High School in 1940 and attended the University of Minnesota. While at the university John was a member of ROTC which led to him attending officer training school in Annapolis, Maryland. During WWII he served along the East Coast and in the Caribbean as Lieutenant JG aboard a destroyer escort. Following his honorable discharge he returned to the University and received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

    John married Joan Beutner on December 20, 1946 at Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church in Minneapolis. After marriage they made their home in Sioux Falls where John worked for the John Morrell Company. Over the years they lived in various communities and John worked for various companies. They include the John Morrell Company in Ottumwa, Iowa, Green Giant in Le Sueur, Chun King in Duluth, Robb-Ross Foods in Sioux City, Iowa, Pawnee Corporation in Pipestone where he later served as a board member, Jeno’s Inc. in Duluth, Tony Down’s Foods in St. James, and Joanna’s Inc. in Duluth. After semi-retirement in the 1980’s, John stayed active in the industry as a consultant.

    John was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth. He was a proud veteran and a member of the Kitchi Gammi Club and Northland Country Club in Duluth. He enjoyed golf, investing, reading and keeping up on current events. He was extraordinarily friendly and kind and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

    Survivors include his wife of nearly 70 years, Joan; his daughter and son-in-law, Sue and John W. Anderson of Northfield; his son and daughter-in-law, Scott Carlson and Susan Engebretson of Hayden, Idaho; 3 grandsons: Jim (Kerry) Anderson of Richfield, Karl Anderson of St. Paul, Paul Anderson of Minneapolis; 3 great-grandsons, Bernie, Theo and Finn; 3 sisters, Helen Peterson of Minneapolis, Gladys (Bob) Finn of California, Betty Trout of Eden Prairie; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Oliver.

    A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, June 27, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield.

    Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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  • Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:28:39 +0000: Daniel M. Malecha - Obituaries

    Daniel M. Malecha, age 46 of Burnsville, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016, at his home, following an extended illness.

    Daniel Mark Malecha was born April 21, 1970, in Northfield, Minnesota, to Delbert and Darlene (Moravec) Malecha. He was raised on the family farm near Millersburg, baptized and confirmed at St. Dominic, and graduated from Northfield High School in 1988. Following his education he joined the US Navy and the Naval Reserve. After serving active duty he moved to Eden Prairie and attended Hennepin County Technical College. In 1992, Daniel began working for Northwest Airlines (Delta) and moved to Burnsville. He remained with Delta until 2011, when he change careers and began working for MDOT.

    Though out his life Daniel was very athletic. He loved going to the gym, playing racquetball, biking on a daily basis, hiking, walking around the lakes and being outdoors. He was outgoing, kind, caring, helpful to all, and a wonderful son, brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed.

    Survivors include his parents, Delbert and Darlene of Dundas; his brothers, Darrin of Dundas, David (Vicki) of Savage; his niece, Madison; his nephew, Elliot; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM, Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield. Interment with Military Honors will be in Calvary Cemetery, Lonsdale. Visitation will be 4-7PM Friday, June 24, 2016, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the funeral.

    Memorials are preferred to the Daniel M. Malecha Memorial Fund.

    Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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  • Thu, 16 Jun 2016 17:07:06 +0000: Patricia Hulick - Obituaries

    Patricia Hulick, age 84, of Northfield, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 15, 2016, at the Northfield Retirement Community.

    Patricia Jean Roney Hulick was born September 30, 1931, in San Jose, California, to Frank J. and Frances (Welch) Roney. Patricia grew up and was educated in her beloved San Francisco, where she attended Saint Cecilia’s School (1945), graduated from Saint Brigid High School (1949), Saint Mary’s College of Nursing (registered nurse, RN, 1952), and earned her bachelor of arts degree in 1957 from San Francisco State College.

    She was married in 1958 to Leo Paul Hulick (2005). They lived in California and Wisconsin, and were divorced in 1983.

    Patricia loved her family, her children, flowers, gardening, and the outdoors. She enjoyed many close friendships. She was a decorator and stylist and appreciator of beauty and color in all its forms. Patricia was an avid reader, especially of history, and the wars of the 20th Century.

    She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Ann Hulick (Mark Handley) of Portland, Oregon, Carolyn Mary Hartwell of Northfield; her grandchildren: Frances Louise, Charles Bradley, Lucas Patrick, Theron Ellsworth, Nicholas Xavier, Franklin Whiteside, Louise Merriweather; her sister Joanne Marie Roney (Charles Finney) of Palo Alto, California; her brother Gerard Francis (Candace) of San Jose, California; nieces Jennifer and Alexandra; and son-in-law Dean Carlson. She was preceded in death by her daughter Elaine Patricia Hulick Carlson (2014) and her son Paul Francis (2005), her son-in-law Carroll T. Hartwell (2007), and her parents.

    A mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00AM, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the Church of Saint Dominic in Northfield. Internment will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis afterward (about noon). Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the funeral.

    Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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  • Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:33:58 +0000: Marlys Nelson - Obituaries

    Marlys Nelson, age 74 of Northfield, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, June 10, 2016, at the Northfield Hospital.

    Marlys Yvonne Mitzel Nelson was born September 14, 1941, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, to Edmund Jr. and Mildred (Stenson) Mitzel. She was raised in the Columbia Heights / Mound area and graduated from Mound High School in 1959. In May 1959, she married Raymond Wendlandt. After marriage they lived in Minneapolis until divorcing in 1969. Marlys lived in Mound, Burnsville, and Prior Lake and worked for Control Data as a systems inspector for 19 years. In 1988, Marlys met her longtime companion Lynn Davis, and together they moved to Northfield in 1996. Marlys enjoyed cooking, baking and cross stitch.

    Survivors include her longtime companion, Lynn Davis; her children, Mona Mundy of Sioux Falls, Mark Wendlandt of St. Anthony, 6 grandchildren Justin, Sara, Rachel, Heather, Nicholas and Jeannette; several great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Bobbi Jo Wendlandt, her son-in-law Mundy, her brother Edmund III and her parents.

    A gathering to celebrate Marlys’ life will be held from 4-7PM on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. Private interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, St. Anthony.

    Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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  • Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:22:35 +0000: Edwin “Jack” Huus - Obituaries

    Jack Huus, age 82 of Northfield, passed away surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday evening, June 8, 2016, at Reflections on the Three Links Campus in Northfield.

    Edwin John Huus was born September 23, 1933, in Stanley, Wisconsin, to Edvin and Gladys (Anderson) Huus. He graduated Stanley High School in 1952 and received a BA in History from St. Olaf College in 1956. Jack married Grace Muriel Anderson on April 14, 1956, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stanley. After marriage they lived in Northfield until moving to St. Paul where Jack attended Luther Seminary. In 1958, Jack and Grace moved to Rochester when Jack accepted a job with Olmsted County Social Services. He worked with Olmsted County as a social worker, supervisor, assistant department director and as administrator of the social services campus before retiring in 1988. Following retirement, he worked as a consultant and he and Grace moved to their home on Otter Lake near Stanley. In 2005, they moved to Northfield. Grace passed away on April 17, 2011.

    Jack was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and a former longtime member of Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester. He was a past member of Toast Masters and the Lake City Yacht Club. Over the years, he served on numerous civic boards and sang in several groups – including the Northfield Troubadours. He had an avid interest in European and Russian History, loved to sail and greatly enjoyed woodworking. Jack was extremely proud of his Norweign heritage and together with Grace made many trips to Norway.

    Survivors include his children, Jon Bradley and wife Pamela of St. Paul, Mark and wife Kathy of Minneapolis, Kari and husband Dave Kaill of Seattle; 6 grandchildren, Christopher (Holli) Huus, Michelle Huus (Daniel Kyle), Jennifer (Travis) Klath, Jordan Huus, Tyler Kaill and Rudy Kaill; one great-granddaughter, Nora Grace; his brother, Peter (Barbara) of Rochester; his sister, Mary (Glenn) Edgington of Raleigh, NC; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and 2 brothers Jerry and Don.

    A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 2:00PM, Friday, June 17, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. Visitation will be one hour prior, a reception will follow.

    Memorials are preferred and will be directed to Jack’s favorite organizations.

    Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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  • Wed, 08 Jun 2016 17:06:50 +0000: Leo Broderick - Obituaries

    Leo Broderick, age 69 of Northfield, passed away Tuesday evening, June 7, 2016, at the Three Links Care Center.

    Leo William Broderick was born October 22, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Leo and Grace (Shea) Broderick. He was raised on the family farm in Rice County between Little Chicago and Webster. He attended Rosary School, graduated from Northfield High School in 1969, and attended college in Minneapolis to become a lab and Xray technician. In 1967, Leo was in an automobile accident that changed his life forever. He lived in Northfield, and after many years of recovery, drove the mini bus between the campus’s of St. Olaf and Carleton. In 2000, as his health failed, he moved to the Three Links Campus. In 2010, he moved to the Red Wing Health Care Center and returned to Three Links in March of this year. Leo loved to sing and sang in the St Dominic Choir and a barber shoppe quartet.

    Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law Rita and Leonard Kalal of Northfield. He was preceded in death by his parents.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30AM, Friday, June 10, 2016, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Northfield. Visitation will begin at 9AM at the church.

    Memorials are preferred to St. Dominic.

    Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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  • Thu, 02 Jun 2016 23:03:39 +0000: Andrew Westerback - Obituaries

    Andrew Westerback, age 56 of Northfield, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, June 2, 2016, at his home.

    Andrew Bradley Westerback was born July 17, 1959, in Superior, Wisconsin, to Dale and Anita (Bergren) Westerback. He was raised in Bloomer, baptized at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Superior and was confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Bloomer. Following his graduation from Bloomer High School in 1977, Andy attended UW Superior, UW Eau Claire, and UW Stout – receiving a business degree in 1987. During those years he worked for Northwestern State Bank in Chippewa Falls and sold insurance. In late 1987, he began working for a Menard’s distribution center. He then worked for Walmart and in 1996 transfer to the Sam’s Club distribution center in Bloomington. Andy married Julie Schaefer on December 19, 1996, and after marriage they made their home in Northfield. They later divorced but remained good friends. In 2000, Andy began working at the Rice County Recycling Center and remained there until his health failed.

    Andy was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where together with Emily ushered for many years. He was a Mason, enjoyed deer hunting and the outdoors, was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers, a good friend to many, the “King of B.S.”, and a wonderful and thoughtful son and brother. He dearly loved and was always so very proud of his daughter Emily.

    Survivors include his daughter Emily, his parents Dale and Anita of Bloomer, his sister Ann of Eagan, other relatives and friends.

    Services will be 11:00AM, Thursday, June 9, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. Visitation will be one hour prior and a lunch reception will follow. Andy’s remains will be placed in the St. John’s Columbarium in a private service.

    Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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