William Edward Edholm, age 87 of River Falls, WI, died on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the River Falls Area Hospital. Bill was born the son of Edward Edholm and Anna Larson on August 9, 1928 in St. Paul, MN. He graduated from St. Paul Harding High School. After high school, Bill served in U.S. Army. On August 22, 1978 he was married to Linda O’Hearon in St. Paul. He worked as a maintenance man for various companies. Bill was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion. He enjoyed vintage cars, fishing, camping and visiting with family and friends. He was gentle and loving person who was honest and humble. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Edholm and Anna Larson; and brothers, Thomas (Jeanne), Edward, and Richard. Bill is survived by his wife, Linda Edholm; daughter, Christine Heath; grandchildren, Abigail Heath and Andrew Hawn; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 11 am at St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls. Visitation was also Friday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Dennis Ford, age 78, of Hammond, WI passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the American Heritage Care Center. He was born on December 3, 1936, the son of Robert and Pearl Ford and spent his childhood in Mooreton, ND. Dennis graduated from Wyndmere High School with the class of 1954. He joined the US Army and served his country from 1958-1960. In 1955, Dennis met Phyllis Bohn, and she became his wife on June 20, 1960. He was a long time employee at Salkin & Linoff in Hopkins, MN. In 2000, Dennis retired, and he and Phyllis moved to Hammond, WI. Throughout the years, he was very active in their church, which included their current church, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Woodville, WI. Dennis loved polka and country western music. Often, he and Phyllis would dance all week-end at many “Old Time” music festivals. He enjoyed woodworking, his vegetable garden, watching western movies, and most of all, hanging out with his grandchildren. He was known to fix just about anything with duct tape and wire. The most important things in Dennis’ life were his faith, his family, sports and cars. He was always remembered by wait staff and patrons at his favorite places to stop. He will be missed by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis; children, Cindy Ford; Jim (Jennifer) Ford; Cathy (Brian) Spear; grandchildren, Aaron Ford, Noah Ford, Kristen (Cole) Lura, Erika Hoffman, Kelli Hoffman, Cole Spear, Jesse Spear, Zachary Spear; brothers, Dick (Margaret) Ford, Harold Ford, Gene (Marcia) Ford. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Pearl Ford; grandson, Ryan Ford; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and John Burnside; and sister-in-law, Mavis Ford. A funeral service was held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:00 am at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (2526 80th Ave.) Woodville, WI. Visitation was also Wednesday from 10-11 am at the church. Interment was in Morningside Cemetery in Coon Rapids, MN. Memorials may be given to: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church or Adoray Hospice. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Baldwin.
Brian “Boom” Danielson age 50 of River Falls passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He was born the son of Walter and Charleen (Francis) Danielson on April 18, 1965 in River Falls. Brian will be missed by his mother, Charleen (nee’ Francis) Danielson; siblings, Cindy Zappa, Todd (Deb) Francis, Mike (Sue) Danielson, Linda (Tim) Huppert, Deed (Rita) Danielson, Susie Jacoby, Bruce Danielson; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and several other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Danielson. A memorial service was held Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in River Falls. Visitation was also Saturday from 12:00-1:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Albert John Timmerman, (known as John), New Richmond, WI, died August 20, 2015 at the age 70 at the American Heritage Care Center, Hammond, WI after a short battle with cancer. John was born to Albert G. and Margaret L. (Pepper) Timmerman in River Falls, WI on April 29, 1945 and was raised on the Timmerman farm located in the Glover area northwest of River Falls. He is survived by his wife, Kay, of New Richmond, WI and also by his parents. He is also survived by his four siblings, Harley (Sue), Hudson, Jean (Del) Wacker, Chetek, George (Susanne), Las Cruces, NM, and Margaret Ann (Nick Parker), Anchorage, AK. Also surviving are sister-in-laws, Judy Berends, Karen, Anton, Colleen Quist and brother-in-law, Jim Sager. John is further survived by nieces and nephews of several generations, twenty first cousins and many friends from all walks of life.
John was the eldest of seventeen grandchildren of George E. (Sr.) and Vivian Timmerman, River Falls, WI, and one of ten grandchildren of his mother’s parents, Wilbert and Mabel (Hansen) Pepper, ofTony, WI. All grandparents preceded him in death, as did Kay’s parents, Mary and Dick Sager, brother-in-law, Dave Berends and nephew, Joe Berends.
John received his formal education at the rural Glover School and in the River Falls Public School system. In 1960, he was confirmed in the United Methodist Church, River Falls. In 1962, John entered into a four year enlistment in the Air Force, completing basic training in Amarillo, TX, and was stationed in Anchorage, AK, where he witnessed and survived the 1964 Good Friday earthquake (9.4 Richter scale). His last assignment was in Sembach, Germany.
On May 7, 1966, John married Katherine M. (Kay) Sager of New Richmond, WI and they observed their 49th anniversary earlier this year. Kay had the good fortune to stay with John at Hammond during the final few weeks of his life.
John’s adult life can best be described as a “great adventure” as he never backed away from new vocations. His military time in Alaska spurred his interest to return and spend two decades there, during which time he captained a crewed fishing boat off the coast of Alaska, raised and raced sled dogs, guided hunting trips into the back country of Alaska, and plied his trade in dairy farming, to name just a few.
When the time seemed appropriate, John and Kay returned to New Richmond, WI, where John again gathered no moss. He had a career as an over-the–road truck driver (often with Kay by his side) and then drove short haul for River States. He also delivered fertilizer for Precision Ag in the New Richmond area in the spring.
John raced vintage cars at various tracks in Wisconsin and Minnesota including Cedar Lake Speedway, always accompanied by Kay. In the past five years, John decided to take up the guitar and would sit in on jams wherever they took place. John continued his love of the outdoors with fishing and hunting activities. He was a proud member of the New Richmond American Legion Post 80.
For all of his bravado, John had a tender heart and will be remembered for meaningful and sensitive letters and phone calls he wrote and made to relatives during times of trouble or decline.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 12 noon, at the Bakken-Young Funeral Chapel, 112 W. 3rd Street, New Richmond, WI with Pastor Lori Peper of Barron, WI officiating. Visitation preceded the service from 11am-12pm. Music was provided by friends from Brickhouse Music of River Falls and This Old Store of Star Prairie. Military honors were performed by American Legion Post 80. Interment took place on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Cemetery in Spooner, WI. Memorials to the family are preferred. Arrangements were made by Bakken-Young Funeral and Cremation Services, River Falls and New Richmond.