Obituaries for Surnames Beginning With "T"
Aitkin County, Minnesota

Unless otherwise noted, these obituaries were contributed by
Karen Klennert
and are from the Aitkin Independant Age Newspaper.


Doyle Richard Thompson, 64, of Jacobson, died January 25, 1980, in the Leisure Hills Nursing Home, Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Born June 26, 1915, he spent most of his life in the Jacobson area. He farmed for several years in Watertown and returned to Jacobson in 1951 to work as a truck driver for the Hannah Mining Co. He retired in 1972. He was also a member of the United Steel Workers Union of America.

Funeral services were conducted from Carmel Lutheran Church, Ball Bluff Township, January 29, with Rev. Craig Ellingboe officiating. Interment was held at Ball Bluff Cemetery.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Melvin (Nyla) Relander of Jacobson, Mrs. Leonare (Crystal) Lindman of Rush City, Mrs. Vernon (Constance) Simpson of Ogden, Utah, and four brothers, Alton and Kenneth of Jacobson, Robert and George of Floodwood.

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Family


Kenneth "Kenny" Dale Thompson, 63, of Jacobson, died May 5, 1999, at the Leisure Hills Health Care Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

He was born July 14, 1935, at Cornish Township near Jacobson to Richard andOrlie (Ward) Thompson. He grew up and attended schools in the area. He was married to Elvie Pirila on June 28, 1958 at Floodwood, Minnesota. Following their marriage, they moved to the Ball Bluff Township near Jacobson. He worked 25 years for the Rajala Construction Company in Cohasset. He also served as a supervisor for Ball Bluff Township for nine years. He lived several years at the Leisure Hills Health Care Center.

Services were held May 8 at Carmel Lutheran Church in Ball Bluff Township with Rev. Loren Anderson-Bauer officiating. Burial was in the Ball Bluff Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Elvie; daughters and sons-in-law, Laurie and Raymond Sisco of Warba; Wendy and Larry Powers of Taconite; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Catherine Thompson of Jacobson; Todd and Renee Thompson of Swan River; eight grandchildren; sisters, Nyla Relander of Jacobson; Constance Simpson of Las Vegas, Nevada; brothers, Robert and George Thompson, both of Floodwood.

He was preceded indeath by his parents, Richard and Orlie (Ward) Thompson; sister, Crystal Lindman; brothers, Darold, Doyle, Alton, Clifton, and Alverd.

Arrangements were with the Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Family


Alton M. Thompson, 71, Jacobson, passed away Thursday, June 27, 1991, at Miller Dwan Medical Center, Duluth.

He was born Monday, September 1, 1919, at Jacobson where he was a lifelong resident. He served in the U.S.Army during World War II and served in the Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland campaigns. Upon his discharge in 1945, he returned to Jacobson and married Violet Lundquist on December 18, 1945 at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. They made their home in Jacobson and he was employed at the Blandin Paper Company in Grand Rapids for 26 years, retiring in 1976.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Grand Rapids and the Carmel Lutheran Church at Ball Bluff Township.

Services were held Monday, July 1, 1991 at 1:00 p.m. at Carmel Lutheran Church, Ball Bluff with Rev. Fred Rengstorf officiating. Burial with Military Honors was at Ball Bluff Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Violet; two daughters: Marilyn Oberfoell of Mountain Iron and Donna Thompson of St. Louis Park; a son, Gary of Watertown, Minnesota; three brothers: Robert and George, both of Floodwood and Kenneth of Jacobson; three sisters: Crystal Lindman of Rush City, Nyla Relander of Jacobson and Constance Simpson of Las Vegas, Nevada; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Orlie (Ward) Thompson; a son, Marvin in 1948 and four brothers.

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Family


Mrs. Orlie Adelia (Ward) Thompson, 69, of Jacobson and Ball Bluff, passed away June 2, 1967, at the Leisure Hills Nursing Home, Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

She was born on April 3, 1898, in Mower County, Minnesota and had been a resident of Aitkin county for 52 years.

Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Leonard (Crystal) Lindman, Hill City, Minnesota, Mrs. Melvin (Nyla) Relander, and Mrs. James (Constance) Simpson of Jacobson; six sons: Doyle, Alton and Kenneth, Jacobson, Robert and George of Floodwood and Clifton (Paul) of Vallejo, California; one sister: Mrs. Gust (Olive) Lundquist, Jacobson; one brother, Lawrence Ward of Jacobson; 43 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

The funeral was June 6 from the Carmel Lutheran Church, Ball Bluff, with Rev. Ralph Chamberlain officiating. Interment was in Ball Bluff cemetery.

Mrs Thompson was born and raised in the Blooming Prairie area of Mower County, and came to the Jacobson area in 1915. She married Richard Thompson in 1915 in Blooming Prairie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and two sons, Alverd, and Darold.

She was a member of the Ball Bluff Lutheran Dorcas Ladies Aid.

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Family


Last rites for Richard Thompson, resident of Jacobson for the past 33 years, were held last Wednesday, July 28, from the Ball Bluff church with the Rev. S. A. Erling officiating.

Mr. Thompson died July 23, 1948, at Grand Rapids, following a heart attack. He was 56 years old at the time of his death.

Richard was born July 2, 1892 at Clear Lake, Iowa, the son of Paul C. and Anna (Siewertson) Thompson. On March 10, 1915, he was joined in marriage to Orlie A. Ward, and that year they moved to Jacobson to live.

He is survived by his wife, seven sons, Doyle R. of Watertown, Minnesota, Paul C., Vallejo, California, and Alton M., Darold E., Robert D., Kenneth D., George H., all of Jacobson; three daughters, Crystal A. Lindman, Nyla Z. Relander, and Constance O., all of Jacobson; and seven grandchildren.

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Family


Funeral services for Ferdinand Tschernoster were held Saturday, January 13 at 9 a.m. from the St. James Catholic church with Rev. Father Thomas Durkin officiating. Rosary was recited at the Haas Memorial Funeral Home at 8 p.m. Friday evening.

Pallbearers were I. W. Cummings, Rudolph Janzen, C. J. Gravelle, Gerhard Hoge, Charles Specht and Henry Janzen. Burial was in St. Thomas cemetery at Aitkin. Mr. Tschernoster, passed away January 9, 1962 at the Aitkin Community Hospital. He was born July 10, 1873, in Austria where he received his schooling and was baptized in the Catholic faith at Laubernitz, Austria. He came to Aitkin county in 1905 and had made his home since that time in the Cedar Brook community and worked for a number of families in that area. He had no survivors in this country.


Funeral services for Darold Everett Thompson were held January 3, 1962 from the Presbyterian church at Jacobson, with Rev. Herbert M. Peters officiating. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars post of Grand Rapids. Burial was in the cemetery at Ball Bluff, Jacobson, Minnesota. Funeral arrangements were by the Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids.

Darold Everett Thompson, 32, born May 30, 1929, a life long resident of Jacobson, Minnesota community, passed away at his home December 29, 1961.

He was an operator of heavy equipment on road construction work.

He is survived by his wife, Ardyth, three daughters, Patricia, Pamela, and Joy, at home; two sons, Allan and Duane also at home; his mother, Mrs. Orlie Thompson and three sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Crystal) Lindman, Mrs. Melvin (Nyla) Relander and Mrs. James (Constance) Simpson, all of Jacobson; six brothers, Doyle, Alton, and Robert all of Jacobson, Kenneth and George, Floodwood and Clifton; Vallejo, California.

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Family


Tamarack - Last rites for Mrs. David Tweedy, daughter of early settlers in the Tamarack vicinity, who died Jan. 16 at the University hospital, Minneapolis, were held from the Round Lake Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. R. Deursen officiating.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Green, Mrs. Tweedy was born at Green Valley, N. Dak,. in 1896. She came to Aitkin County with her parents at least 30 years ago. In 1918 she was married at Tamarack to David Tweedy. Since then she had made her home on a farm 14 miles northwest of Tamarack.

Surviving are her husband, her sisters, Mrs. Dora Elwell of Milwaukee, Wis. Mrs. Gladys Brand of New Jersey, Mrs. Hazel Coen of Minneapolis, Mrs. Edna Hamel of Tamarack, Mrs. Winifred Booker and Miss Irma Green of Minneapolis, and her brothers, Howard, Wilford and Ralph Green.

Attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Green and all of Mrs. Tweedy’s brothers and sisters but Wilford, who was ill in Hibbing, and Mrs. Irvin Brand of New Jersey. Mrs. Mildred Oler and the Rev. Mr. Duersen sang and Mrs. Frank Calrine was at the piano. Interment was in Round Lake cemetery.


David Tweedy was born at Albert Lea, Minnesota on May 23, 1887. He came from Milltown, Wisconsin when a young man to visit his older brother Albert, who lived at Tamarack and operated the hotel where the theater now stands.

In 1917 he was married to the former Mable Green of Balsam and the couple resided in Balsam on a farm south of the Balsam school. His wife passed away in 1941.

He was a mail carrier from Tamarack to Balsam for a number of years.

Several years ago he moved to Minneapolis to make his home with his sister, Mrs. Esther Fahrndorff. He had been ill and was taken to the hospital about six weeks ago, gradually becoming worse until his death on May 22, 1971, at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 29 days.

Services were held at the Billman-Hunt Chapel, Minneapolis at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, with clergyman John Quello of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in charge.

At 2 p.m. that day, Pastor Ralph Chamberlain held services at the Round Lake Presbyterian Church. Mrs. John Jackman accompanied Mrs. Jack Kelley as she sang "Rock of Ages" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Interment was in Round Lake Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Esther Fahrendorff of Minneapolis and Mrs. Ruth Norgars; two brothers, Levi H. and Albert J. of Cottonwood, Arizona; also many nieces and nephews.


John Matthais Thompson, stillborn son of Kenneth and Paula Thompson, died Friday, December 20, 2002, at the Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin.

He is survived by his parents, Kenneth Lee ane Paula Marie (Yarusso) Thompson, Hill City; three brothers, Joshua, Jonah and Jordan, and a sister, Joy, all at home; grandparents, Arlyis and Richard Kerr, Minneapolis, Raymond Yarusso, Stillwater, Richard and Betty Thompson, Minneapolis; and great-grandmother, Nina Bridell, Nevis.

Services: Thursday, December 26, at 3 p.m. at Hill City Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Gerard Valley officiating. Visitation is from 2 p.m. until the services at the church. Burial: Macville Cemetery

Arrangements by Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Aitkin Independent Age


Bernard A. Thompson, 71, Workman Township, died March 31, 2003 at his residence.

He was born April 26, 1931, in Minnesota, to Andrew and Evelyn (Jacobsen) Thompson. He graduated from Dawson High School in 1949. He worked at the Dawson Bank prior to becoming a cement finisher. He was a member of the cement finishers union and the Workman Township board. Bernard loved to fish.

He is survived by four sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie and Delmo Kompelien, Crosby, Eldora Hubbard, Minneapolis, LaVonne Benson, Willmar, and Ethel and Keith Stroup, Clarkfield; one brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Sandra Thompson, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Lois Thompson, St. Cloud; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harvey.

Visitation will be today, Wednesday, April 9, at 1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., at Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Workman Township.

Arrangements are by McGregor Funeral Home, McGregor.

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Aitkin Independent Age

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Aitkin Independent Age


Loretta Claire Tennison, 84, Grand Rapids, formerly of Anoka, died October 9, 2003, at Woodland in Grand Rapids, MN.

She was born February 26, 1919, to Archie and Caroline (Downs) Ashmore in Anoka County. She was raised by her grandparents, Joseph and Maggie Ashmore, in Anoka, where she also attended school. She went to work at a young age at the G.A.R. Home in Anoka and was married in 1941 to Earl Tennison. In 1943, they made their home in the Jacobson area on Blackface Lake. Following 1967, she lived in Anoka and at Blackface Lake. She was a member of the Dorcas Ladies Aid at the Ball Bluff Lutheran Church.

A memorial service was held October 14 at the First United Church of Coleraine and Bovey, officiated by the Rev. Arlin Talley.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Linnea Tennison and Michael Jennings, Occidental, California; sons and daughters-in-law: Jim and Mary Tennison, Cohasset; Dennis and JoAnn Tennison, Bovey; sister, Lois Tennison, St. Francis; grandchildren; Duane and Gina Tennison and Diane (Timo) Mahonen; great-grandchildren: Benjamin and Kate Mahonen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; infant son; grandson Jamie Tennison and a brother, Elroy Ashmore.

Arrangements were with Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, MN

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Aitkin Independent Age


Loren O. Trenary, 92, Aitkin, died on March 11, 2003, at his home.

He was born on February 10, 1911, in Greenup, Cumberland County, Illinois, to Thomas and Agnes Trenary.

As a young boy, he moved with his family to Delano where he graduated from high school. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the 2nd Batt. Field Artillery Group. He received the American Theater Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with a bronze star and the Good Conduct medal. He married Irta Finberg. He owned and operated Trenary Electric in the Anoka area for many years. He and his wife retired to Aitkin in 1990. He liked the outdoors, liked to read, and had a knack for making or fixing almost anything.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.

He is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Kathryn Trenary, Minneapolis and Roland Trenary, Minneapolis;daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Angelino Consolati, Bloomington; sister, Janet Compton, 99, Delano and grandson, Michael Trenary, Burnsville. He was preceded by his wife, Irta, in 1982; a brother, Robert, and his parents.

Arrangements were with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Aitkin Independent Age

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Source: Aitkin Independent Age

Multiple Myeloma (synonymous with myeloma and plasma cell myeloma) is a malignancy of bone marrow plasma cells. It is therefore a hematological malignancy which most closely resembles leukemia.

Contributed by Karen Klennert
Source: Grand Rapids Herald Review

Lucile Thomas

Lucile E. Thomas, 94, Grand Rapids, formerly of Palisade and Bain, died Dec. 1, 2004, at the Grand Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids.

She was born April 17, 1910, at Correctionville, Iowa, the daughter of Chester and Bertha (Wagner) Petit. She grew up and attended schools in Merrill, Iowa, graduating from the Merrill High School. In the 1930s she moved from Iowa to the Palisade and Bain areas. She and Albert Holmquist were partners for over 50 years and farmed in the area. In the late 1960s, she resided with her daughter in California and spent two years in college there. She worked as a nurse’s aid. She was a lifelong member of the Palisade VFW Auxiliary, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin and the Waukenabo Up North Golden Age Club.

Funeral services will be held Thu., Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Aitkin with the Rev. David Becker officiating. Bonnie Johnson will play the organ and the congregation will sing Amazing Grace, What a Friend We Have in Jesus and I Know That My Redeemer Lives. Burial will be in the Waukenabo Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

She is survived by sisters, Iva Amick, Sioux City, Iowa, and Jean Steinkoening, Rapid City, S.D.; grandchildren, Sheryl Konarski, Brunswick, Ohio; Darrell Mishler, Palisade; Pamela O’Neil, Norwalk, Calif.; Brian Keith Mishler, Fullerton, Calif.; Roger Stingley, Duluth; Allen Stingley, Superior, Wis.; Karla Theisen, Superior, Wis.; sons-in-law, Ken Mishler, Lakewood, Calif., and Albert Stingley, Duluth. She was preceded in death by her life partner, Albert Holmquist; daughters, Carol and Lorraine; three brothers and three sisters.

Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.

Contributed by Bill Pull
Source: Grand Rapids Herald Review