The Mille Lacs County Times » Announcements The Mille Lacs County Times cover community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for Milaca, Minnesota and it's surrounding areas. Tue, 26 May 2015 01:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Aaron H. Moscho Fri, 22 May 2015 22:11:54 +0000 Aaron H. Moscho

A Graduation Open House for Aaron H. Moscho, the son of Dan & Mary Jo Moscho will be held on June 6, 2015 from 12 to 4 p.m. at his home, 14694 – 200th St., Milaca. Aaron graduated from Milaca High School on Friday, May 29. Aaron is an active member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in Foreston, and was in 4-H for 7 years. While in school, Aaron was involved in Wrestling, Football and Baseball. Aaron plans to attend The University of Minnesota, Mankato in the fall of 2015.

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Steven Allan Bockoven Thu, 21 May 2015 22:19:16 +0000 Steven   Allan  Bockoven

Steven Allan Bockoven, age 61, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015. He was born on August 28, 1953 in Princeton, MN the son of Gerald and Dolores (Olson) Bockoven.
Steve graduated from Princeton High School. He was married to Sharon Marie Norby on March 31, 1969. From this marriage three children were born, Steve Jr., Amber, and Joey. Steve owned and operated Classic Concrete until his retirement at age 50. He was very active until his health started to fail. He enjoyed deer and big game hunting and fishing. He was very fond of spending time at the cabin in Aitkin. His favorite past time of late was watching The Price is Right, especially with his friends at the Pickle Factory.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Sharon; children, Steve Jr., Amber, Joey (Coryann); sisters, Janet, Debi (JP) Talley and Vicki (Steve) Robinson; grandchildren, Victoria, Nicholas, Jacquelyn, and Emily Bockoven, Logan and Brooke Engelkens and Hunter and Taylar Bockoven; along with many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home. A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oak Knoll Cemetery in Princeton.
Arrangements are entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Princeton.

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Marjorie Kent Thu, 21 May 2015 22:17:44 +0000 Marjorie Kent, age 96, of Milaca, passed away May 21, 2015. Arrangements by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home, (320)983-3488.

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Audrey Carlson Thu, 21 May 2015 22:17:28 +0000 Audrey Carlson, age 88, of Milaca, passed away May 21, 2015. Arrangements by Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home, (320)983-3488.

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Betty Herman Thu, 21 May 2015 18:22:52 +0000 Betty   Herman

Funeral services for Betty Herman, age 86, of Milaca, will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca with Rev. Beverly Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Borgholm Cemetery near Bock. Arr. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home – Milaca.
Betty Alice Herman was born February 9, 1929 to Clifford and Mary (Hansen) Mickelson in Springfield, S.D. She grew up in Worthing, S.D. Betty was united in marriage to Delbert Herman on March 10, 1947 in Canton, S.D. and they made their home on the family farm near Worthing, S.D. They later moved to a farm on the Mille Lacs and Kanabec County line near Bock, MN. Betty worked for 25 years as a cook at the Milaca Elim Home until her retirement in 1994. She passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Heritage House in Milaca.
She is survived by children, Daniel of Bock, Katherine and husband Lyle Piepenburg of Foreston, Beth Herman of North Plains, OR, and Deborah Schultz of Pine City; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; by many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delbert; grandson, Todd; sister, Evelyn; daughter-in-law, Carol and several aunts and uncles.

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Breanna Totzke Wed, 20 May 2015 18:24:28 +0000 daughter of David and Gail Totzke of Foreston, MN has graduated Magna Cum Laude, in the top five percent of the class, from the College of Education and Human Service Professions at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Ms. Totzke has received a four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Teaching Communication Arts and Literature; and is qualified to teach secondary education fifth through twelfth grades. She will begin her teaching career this August in southern Minnesota teaching sixth and seventh grade middle school English.

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Dorothy “Dottie” E Helmen Tue, 19 May 2015 18:25:21 +0000 Dorothy

Dorothy E. "Dottie" (Hansen) Helmen, age 85 of Roseville, died peacefully surrounded by her family on May 17, 2015.
Born in Lake Preston, S.D., she graduated from Evansville, MN High School in 1947 and attained her beauty school degree in St. Cloud. She began working at Toby's in Milaca where she met her husband Bud and married June 21, 1952. They built their home and raised their family in Roseville in 1955. Dottie enjoyed a long career at Golden Age/Good Samaritan Home in Roseville.
She is preceded in death by her brother Harold, sister Barbara and grandson Billy.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Elmer "Bud"; children Carol (Pat) Stewart, Diane (Greg) Johnston, Steven, David (Lori) and Susan (Bill) Rod; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother Arland (Rosemary) Hansen and sister Beverly (Julian) Nelson; brother-in-law Jerry Anderson. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends.
Visitation 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville. Funeral services 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Roseville Lutheran Church, 2015 Roselawn Ave., Roseville with visitation one hour prior to services at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Roseville Lutheran Church Foundation and Banyan Foundation in Minneapolis.

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Roger Eisen Mon, 18 May 2015 18:32:12 +0000 Roger   Eisen

Funeral services for Roger Vernon Eisen, age 90, of Milaca, will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Milaca with Rev. Tim Bauer officiating. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arr. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home – Milaca
Roger Vernon Eisen was born May 24, 1924 to William and Mathilda (Domrose) Eisen in Dodge Center, Minn. He graduated from Medford High in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was deployed to the South Pacific during World War II. He served in the USMC for over three years.
He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Marsolek on October 26, 1948 in Rochester, Minn. Roger and Mary Lou made their home in Owatonna for a few years before moving to Milaca. They had two children, David Eisen and Cynthia Eisen (Madsen).
Roger ran Roger's Pure Oil business then ran Eisen's Bus Service, driving the children of Milaca schools. He was a member of Hansen-Hayes American Legion Post #178 and Siemers-Hakes VFW Post #10794 in Milaca. He was a Minnesota Volunteer Firearms Safety Instructor for over 50 years and was awarded the Minnesota Volunteer Firearms Safety Instructor of the Year in 2000.
Roger enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, pheasant hunting, gardening, driving school bus and the Minnesota Vikings. He was very proud to be a Marine veteran.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Brianne Eisen of White Bear Lake, Tamara (Rusty) Davis of Maplewood, and Daniel Eisen of Oakdale; one great-granddaughter, Sawyer Davis; sister, Jeanette of Owatonna; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou; daughter, Cynthia Madsen; son-in-law, Dale Madsen; son, David Eisen; brothers, Raymond, Edmund and Harold; sisters, Violet and Ramona.

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Diane Marie Boman Mon, 18 May 2015 18:31:19 +0000 Diane   Marie  Boman

Diane Boman, age 72, of Oak Grove, formerly of Ogilvie, died May 15, 2015 at her home.
She is survived by son Sean (Karie) and daughter Roxanne (Bob) Ott; five grandchildren, Kaylianna, Garrett, Evan, Joshua, and Paige; siblings, Bradley (Vicki) Milbradt, Brian (Brenda) Milbradt, Kris Milbradt, and Cheryl (Mike) Peterson; many other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at St. Kathryn's Catholic Church in Ogilvie. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 22 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie. Condolences may be posted at

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John Cramer Mon, 11 May 2015 22:27:34 +0000 John   Cramer

Funeral services for John Cramer, age 85, of Milaca will be held Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Pease Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Michael Ten Haken officiating.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the church on Friday. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Milaca. Military honors will be provided by Hansen-Hayes American Legion Post 178 and Siemers-Hakes VFW Post 10794. Arr. Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home-Milaca
John "Yella" Cramer was born April 5, 1930 in Sanborn, Iowa to immigrants from the Netherlands, Teake and Abertje (Sybesma) Cramer. He was one of the first generations in his family born in America.
John grew up in the Holland and Woodstock areas of Minnesota, completing school up to the eighth grade, he then farmed with his parents. He was drafted into the army in 1948, in Pipestone County's largest contingent of men for selective service. He served as a medic stationed in Okinawa during the Korean War from 1952-1954. In 1955, he met his wife Ethel, and settled in Aurora, S.D. After moving to Pease in 1963, John worked with the developmentally disabled in Cambridge until 1966. He then worked for Hoffman Engineering in Anoka as a welder for 13 years until 1979, when he decided to farm full time. In 1974, John moved to Foreston with his wife and five children where he farmed, milked cows, raised horses, and juggled outside jobs. He was a school bus driver for the Milaca District for 24 years, and drove milk truck for the surrounding area. Eventually, John and Ethel moved to the high-rise in Milaca where they remained until their final days.
Many grew up referring to John as the bus driver that would sing or do silly things as they rode the long bus route together. His children, grandchildren and many other kids got to experience the fun Dutch songs sang by him as he would bounce them on his knee, sometimes changing the lyrics or adding a funny noise just to hear the child laugh. After overcoming stage fright at karaoke, he was titled "Johnny No Cash" by close friends who loved to hear him sing. Singing was very important to the Cramer family as he and his siblings attended and played at country music festivals annually, which supported their love to travel the U.S. with their family.
John passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Fairview Northland Regional Hospital in Princeton to be with his wife of 55 years, Ethel (Baas) Cramer who passed away May 12, 2010.
He is survived by his children, Lucinda (Phillip) Livaudais of Clovis, CA, Orin Cramer of St. Cloud, Lorin (Vivian) Cramer of Foreston, Sulinda (Mark) George of St. Charles, MO, Lorinda Nelson of Ogilivie; grandchildren, Jon, Cyr, Angela, Crystal, Brianna, Jade, Jessica, Melissa Mike, Mark, Meagan, McKinzie, Jaydin, Sadie; seven great-grandchildren; sister Johanna (Lawrence) DeGroot of Aurora, S.D.; many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

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