Star News » Announcements The Star News covers community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for Elk River, Otsego, Rogers and Zimmerman, Minnesota and their surrounding areas. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:17:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Keenan Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:38:24 +0000 Keenan

Nick and Michelle Keenan of Otsego are proud to announce the birth of Carter Louis, on June 27, 2014, at Maple Grove Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.
Carter has a big brother, Nicholas and big sister, Brooklyn.
Grandparents are Ed and Pat Saxton of Corcoran and Sue and Louis Keenan of St. Louis Park. Great-grandparents are Dick and Elaine Helm of Monticello and Bill and June Saxton of Monticello.

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Hedburg Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:09:50 +0000 Hedburg

Dan and Jamie Hedburg of Ramsey joyfully announce the birth of their daughter, Lola Marais, on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, at Maple Grove Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Lola was eagerly welcomed by her furry Great Dane brothers, Riot and Ruckus.
Grandparents are Mark and Lori Sundman of Rogers, Steve and Lori (Ellsworth) Fuhrman of Coon Rapids, and Dave and Deb Hedburg of Otsego.

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Wendy Sykes Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:51:14 +0000 Wendy Gay Sykes, age 53, of Elk River was born February 25, 1961 and passed away on September 11, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
Preceded in death were her parents Loretta and Harold Sykes.
Survived by her siblings, Darrell of Inver Grove Heights, Cheryl March-Langford of Circle Pines, Monte of Mesa, Arizona, Randy of Elk River and Marla Sykes Delaney of Ramsey.
Her wishes were to be cremated with no visitation or service. A gathering to honor Wendy and celebrate her life will be announced at a later date.

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Mary Claire Erickson Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:52:28 +0000 Mary Claire Erickson

Mary C. Erickson, age 69, of Elk River, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sept. 9, 2014.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed sewing and quilting.
Preceded in death by her parents, Clara and Henry Wesley.
Survived by her loving husband, Roger; children, Christopher (Michele) Cardinal, Anthony (Paige) Cardinal and Daniel (Beth) Cardinal; step-children, Brooke Johnson and Shawn Erickson; birth mother, Della St. Pierre; brother, Joe Wesley; sister, Patti LeBeau; 12 grandchildren; her best friend, Wanda Flander; and many other loving relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home, 2005 Branch Ave., Anoka. Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home Anoka, 763-421-0220,

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Robert (Bob) H. Hastings Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:52:12 +0000 Robert (Bob) H. Hastings

Beloved Uncle and Friend
Robert (Bob) H. Hastings, age 83 of Elk River, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 15, 2014.
Preceded in death by his wife Jewel, parents Robert and Marie; brother Bill.
He is survived by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Bob was a Korean War veteran. He was employed at Northwest Drug Co.
Bob loved fishing, hunting and playing cribbage. He also loved to go to the casino.
Private interment.

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John and Priscilla Ondracek Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:19:11 +0000

Ondrake AnniversaryJohn and Priscilla Ondracek
The family of John and Priscilla Ondracek of Elk River will host an open house to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Join us on Sept. 20th from 2-5 p.m. at their home, 18863 Twin Lakes Rd., Elk River.

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Warren Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:18:18 +0000 Warren Dan Warren and Courtney

Dan Warren and Courtney Field of Elk River announce the birth of their son, Henry Robert, on April 2, 2014 at Maple Grove Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Grandparents are Joe and JoAnn Warren of Elk River and Bob and Lori Field of Ramsey. Great-grandparents are Donna Warren and Alma Field.

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Pawelk Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:17:54 +0000 Pawelk Reed and Katie Pawelk

Reed and Katie Pawelk announce the birth of their son, Emmett Michael Pawelk, born August 17, 2014 at 9:20 a.m., weighing 8 pounds 12 ounces and 20 1/4 inches long.
Emmett is eagerly welcomed by his proud big brother Owen.
Grandparents are Rich and Terri Pawelk of Plymouth and Kirby and Marlene Zam of Davenport, IA.

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Eleanore O. Vogler Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:53:57 +0000 Eleanore O. Vogler

Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother
Eleanore O. Vogler, age 73 of Elk River, passed away on Sept. 3, 2014 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was surrounded and held by her family as she was welcomed into the loving embrace of her Savior Jesus Christ.
Preceded in death by her parents Arnold and Evelyn Kreger.
Survived by her loving husband Pastor Loren; children Laura (Rev. Timothy) Schiller, Kimberly (Joel) Bohnenstingl, and Kathleen (Keith) Brace; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by her siblings Lawrence (Robin) Kreger, Rev. Phyllis (Rev. Thomas) Arnold and Paul (Debra) Kreger and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A celebration of Eleanores life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church, 9231 Viking Blvd. NW, Nowthen. Friends may gather two hours prior to service to pay their respects and share memories.
Interment private.
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers. Eleanores family is making a donation to: Feed My Starving Children Fund, an organization that was dear to her heart.
Arr. Dares Funeral Home, 763-441-1212.

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Evelyn Tindell Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:27:36 +0000 Evelyn Tindell

Evelyn Marie Tindell, age 93 of Elk River, resident of Homestead of Anoka, passed away on Aug. 31, 2014
Preceded in death by her husband Charles; son Dan, parents Herb and Dora Krause and siblings Leona Coon and Bing Krause.
Survived by her children, Nancy (Lee) Charpentier, Debbie (Bob) Feldick, Scott (Kathy) Tindell. Grandmother of Jody Schmaltz, Julie Salinas, Jeff (Courtney) Charpentier, Josh Charpentier, Jaime (Rachel) Hilyar, John (Katrina) Hilyar, Robbie (Linde) Hilyar, Grant (Katie) Hilyar, Charlie Tindell, Cassie (Mike) Muntifering, DJ (Sandy) Tindell, Greg (Jackie) Tindell and 17 great-grandchildren.
Also survived by her sisters Darlene Laursen, Dee Arneson; brother Herb Krause and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral service 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at Faith Community Lutheran Church, Zimmerman
Visitation two hours prior to service at the church.
Interment Baldwin Cemetery, Zimmerman.
Memorials preferred.
Arr. Dares Funeral Home, 763-441-1212.

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