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Obituaries - Dec. 7, 2018


Roy A. Pedersen

Roy Alvin Pedersen, 82, of Cook, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home of Cook.

Roy was born to Alvin and Lillian (Anderson) Pedersen on April 4, 1936, in Duluth. Roy grew up in the Silverdale community. He attended Silverdale School and Orr High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1954 and served honorably for four years as a Gunner’s Mate. He served on the USS Marshall and one of the last two battleships, USS Iowa and USS Sierra. He was stationed in San Diego, Calif., and Norfolk, Va. He traversed the Mediterranean Sea many times, sailing as a proud Navy man to Denmark, Sweden, and wherever duty called him. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Roy gained employment as a truck driver. He worked for KGM for 20 years, after which he was self-employed, owning his own semi. He retired in 1996.

Roy enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to auctions, garage sales and the thrift shop. He was a perfectionist at keeping his trucks and cars sparkling clean. He was nicknamed “WW” (wash and wax) by his fellow employees. His favorite hobby was chatting with friends and family at McDonald’s, which he jokingly called “his office”.

Roy is survived by “the love of his life”, Kathleen Snell; son, Jeffrey Pedersen; daughter, Michelle (Kevin) Cheney and grandson Dylan; special daughter, Leah (Steven) Geray and grandsons Henry and Drayke; special son, Jacob (Kristen) Snell; special nephews and niece, Mike Manick, Rick Manick, John “Weasel” Manick, Dan (Linda) Manick, Dave (Sandra) Manick, Bill Manick, Robert Manick, Joe (Michelle) Manick and Sandra (Dave) Georgeson; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Vivian Manick; and brother-in-law, John Manick.

Betty J. Youngren

Betty Jane Youngren, 90, of Lino Lakes, formerly of Embarrass, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home in Lino Lakes. Visitation is at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. Private interment will be at West Pike Cemetery in Pike Township.

She is survived by her children, Carol Hannula, Jeffrey L. (Wanda), Vickie (Brad) Rolf, Lynette Youngren (Matt Longerbone), Carl (Mary Shamp) and John (Kathy McClure); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

LeRoy B. Roos Sr.

LeRoy Bernard Roos Sr., 92, of Makinen, died on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at his daughter’s residence in Aurora under hospice care. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at Palo Congregational Church in Palo with Rev. Jerry Kosanovich officiating. Friends may gather one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Watson Cemetery in Fillmore County. Arrangements are by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.

Survivors include his children, LeRoy Jr. (Sharon) of Iron, Jann (Jesus) Hernandez of Virginia, Jill Ersbo of Aurora, Randy (Roberta) of Cherry, Robert of Rochester, Dick (Michelle) of Eyota and Sally (Michael) Hunter of Tower; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Ethel Hall of Stewartville, Betty Hellickson of Preston and Ruby (Kenneth) Bushman of Roscoe; and several nieces and nephews.

Lowell C. Svedberg

Lowell Charles Svedberg, 69, of Virginia, originally of Cook, was escorted home by the angels on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Virginia with Pastor John Brooks officiating. Interment was in the Cook Cemetery. Memorials are the preferred way to honor Lowell’s memory, and may be directed to Lutheran Social Services Westgate Residence in Virginia. Family services provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia.

He is survived by his siblings, Douglas (Carla) Svedberg of Hardin, Mont., Doyle (Ilona) Svedberg of Cook, Faith (Norm) Skur of Virginia, Vickie (Gerry) Tucker of Iron and Deanna (Arlen) Westin of Red Wing; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

LeRoy A. Hartleben

LeRoy A. Hartleben, 87, of Ely, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at Carefree Living in Ely. Per LeRoy’s wishes, there will be no service. Private burial will be at the Ely Cemetery. Arrangements are with Landmark Funeral Home in Virginia.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; children, Wayne (Elaine), Peggy (Dean) Erzar and Curtis (Jackie), all of Ely; sister, Betty of Greeley, Colo.; grandchildren, Terry (Emily), Tracy (Mark), Sara (Ben), Travis (Shanna), Hillary (Eric), Emily (Mike) and Alicia (Van); 10 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Larry (Joyce) Milbrandt and sister-in-law, DiAnn Milbrandt, both of Hankinson, N.D.; and many nieces and nephews.


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