Archive for Funeral Notices

Funeral notice: David Stenberg, 56, of Howard Lake

David Joel Stenberg, 56, of Howard Lake died Thursday Nov. 16, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society – Howard Lake. The funeral service will take place Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Howard Lake, with visitation one hour prior to services at church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake,, 320-543-3401 In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.


Notice of Social Gathering – Mike Mitchell, Howard Lake City Council


Councilman Mike Mitchell’s Celebration of Life Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 18,  from 2 p.m. – to 6 p.m. at the South Shore Meeting & Merriment Room. This notice is to serve as official posting that a quorum of the Howard Lake City Council may be present. There will be no official business discussed, decided, nor information received about official city business.

Published in accordance with MS 412.191 on November 15, 2018

Funeral notice: Chester ‘Chet’ Engelman, 80, of Thief River Falls, formerly of Howard Lake

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN – Chester “Chet” Alvin Engelman, 80, of Thief River Falls, formerly of Howard Lake, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND, surrounded by his loving family. A gathering of friends and family will take place Saturday, Nov. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with a 7 p.m. service, Larry Myhrer officiating. A time of sharing for family and friends will also take place Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Northland College Gymnasium in Thief River Falls. Condolences may be sent at

Funeral notice: Selmer ‘Ted’ Utne Jr., 78, of Waubay, SD, formerly of Howard Lake

WAUBAY, SD.- Selmer Theodore “Ted” Utne Jr., 78, of Waubay, SD, passed away peacefully with family at his side Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at his home.
Memorial services will take place Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Waubay. A luncheon will immediately follow the service at the Waubay Legion. Inurnment will be in the Ortley Cemetery. There will be visitation Saturday morning at the church at 11 a.m., continuing until the service begins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Ted’s memory to a charity of your choice. Fiksdal Funeral Service of Webster is in charge of the arrangements;

Funeral notice: Kay L. Wicker, 65, of Minneapolis, formerly of Cokato

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Kay Lynn Wicker, age 65, of Minneapolis, formerly of Cokato, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, following a three-year battle with cancer. A celebration of her life will take place Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4343 Nicollet Ave. S. in Minneapolis, with light refreshments afterward. Memorials are preferred to the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center.

Funeral notice: Maryon McCalla, 105, of Dassel

DASSEL, MN – Maryon McCalla, 105, of Dassel, passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Lakeside Nursing Home in Dassel. Her funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, with interment at the Howard Lake Cemetery in Howard Lake. There will be visitation at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m., and continuing Friday at the church, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Cokato and Howard Lake.