Caring Announcements

Sylvia Haavisto, 96, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, July 16, at the Care Center in Grand Marais.  Memorial service will be held on Monday, August 4th, at 1:00 PM, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.


"Captain" Jack C. Halverson passed on peacefully early Sunday morning, July 6, 2014, at the Cook County North Shore Care Center in Grand Marais, MN.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the American Legion Post 413 in Grand Marais, MN.

Memorials in rememberance of Jack can be made to the American Legion Post 413 or the Cook County North Shore Care Center Activities Department.


Floyd Delano Johnson, 80 of Schroeder died peacefully at his home Saturday, June 28, 2014.

 

Memorial service is being held today, Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte.


Mildred Thoreson, 84, Grand Marais, died Sunday June 29, 2014 at Cook County North Shore Hospital.

Visitation will be from 10 AM until the 11 AM service on Thursday July 3, 2014 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Grand Marais.  Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Hovland. To sign the online register book please visit www.cavallinfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the North Shore Health Care Foundation.


Cory P. Johnson will be laid to rest with Military Honors - June 28, 2014 - 2:00 p.m., Maple Hill Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to meet at the American Legion after the service.


Judith "Judy" Ann Higgins, age 60, of Wayzata passed away early Tuesday morning after a long battle of cancer. On Monday, June 16th a memorial service will be held at the Edina Chapel (West 50th & Hwy 100).  Judy will certainly be missed in her beloved Cook County.


 

 

Kevin died unexpectedly at home on May 10, 2014.

Kevin was an excellent chef who most recently worked at Cascade Restaurant. He was loved by everyone who was lucky enough to get to know him and will be missed by many.

A remembrance gathering will be held at Cascade Lodge at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 15.

All are welcome to come and share their Kevin stories!

Snacks and beverages will be served.


Tavane Bergstrom, 49

Tavane Rae Bergstrom of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 49.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. A private inurnment will be held at a later date.

Tavane was born June 3, 1964 in Grand Marais, Minnesota to Ronald Bergstrom and Gloria Johnson. She graduated from Cook County High School in 1982 and two years later married her high school sweetheart. During her marriage she was blessed with two children.

Tavane worked as a claims examiner for Prudential until she transitioned to Carlson Companies. She later moved to Sauk Centre where her most valued time was spent with her two daughters and many grandchildren. Tavane enjoyed going to movies, making crafts, playing board games, cuddling, being silly and having fun. Her grandchildren were her everything. Tavane also enjoyed bowling on a league with her mom and vegging out in her recliner watching her favorite TV shows.


George Nelson Jr., 88, of Lutsen, died Friday, May 9, 2014 at home.

He was born on June 6, 1925 to George U. and Inga (Toftey) Nelson Sr. in Duluth. He was known as "Bub" to many of his friends.

At age 18 he left home to join the 10th Mountain Division, a skiing division of the army. He trained at Camp Hale in Colorado, close to what is now known as Vail Ski Resort. He saw action in the Apennines of Italy with the C-85th. When he returned home, he attended Michigan State University graduating with a Bachelor degree in Hotel Administration.

Upon returning home to help run the family business, Lutsen Resort, George saw the potential for a ski area in the hills behind the Resort. The ski area was one of the many pioneering visions that George had to develop and promote the Lutsen area. He developed and ran the Lutsen Ski Area, Lutsen Sea Villas, and was a partner in Lutsen Development Company. He wanted to benefit Cook County with the development of a scenic and challenging golf course and so donated land for that use. Superior National Golf is the course now situated on the donated family land. George always remembered what his grandfather and father told him, " Lutsen has been good to the Nelsons, so the Nelsons will be good to Lutsen".

George was passionate about: Lutsen, skiing, hunting in South Dakota, fishing at Isle Royale, golf, friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Inga Nelson; sister, Norinne Peet; and son, George (Nibs) Nelson, III.

George is survived by wife, Patti; daughters Rebecca (Daryl) Nelson- Harris of Auburn, CA, Cynthia Nelson of Vail, CO, Traci (Thomas “Smokey”) Nelson- Boyer of Colorado Springs, CO, and Terri (Dr. Joseph) deNatale of Pittsfield, ME; grandchildren Alden and Nelson Harris, Joe and Luke deNatale.


Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering for Florence Lalli on Sunday May 18th. from 1 - 3pm, at the Sawtooth Ridges Apartments social room.

Florence passed away on Thursday May 8th.

Come share your memories of Florence with others.

 


A Memorial and Celebration of Ranger Bob Maki's life will be at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 2, 2014 at the American Legion in Grand Marais.  Chicken dinner to follow ceremony.  Join us in sharing stories and memories of Bob in a celebration of his adventurous life.  Condolences and remembrances of Ranger Bob may be sent to his children Janelle and Cal Maki, PO Box 521004, Big Lake, Alaska  99652.


Ranger Bob

A Memorial and Celebration of Ranger Bob Maki's life will be at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 2, 2014 at the American Legion in Grand Marais.  Chicken dinner to follow ceremony.  Join us in sharing stories and memories of Bob in a celebration of his adventurous life.  Condolences and remembrances of Ranger Bob may be sent to his children Janelle and Cal Maki, PO Box 521004, Big Lake, Alaska  99652.


Two Thursdays ago while at a friends house, Jan was struck with an stroke like illness. She was trasported to St. Luke's in Duluth where she was diagnosed with a brain bleed. Her recovery is going along well but will be some time before she can go home.