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Michael Brendan Nelson (Goding), age 50 of Sandstone, MN, passed away on September 4, 2019. He was born in Wheaton, MN on June 14, 1969 to Thomas and Vicki (Nelson) Goding. When Mike was eight years old, he and his family moved from Minnetonka to Loretto, where he spent most of his childhood.

After attending school in Rockford, he worked various jobs in the area as a machinist. He worked for CB Quality and also worked in his Dad’s shop. Mike liked to dabble in numerous entrepreneurships when he wasn’t working as a machinist. He loved woodworking and being able to build projects around the house.

Mike was known for being a very kind and open person. He was easy to get along with and had a big, generous heart. Known for his outgoing personality, he was able to make friends quickly and formed many long-lasting friendships. He was someone you couldn’t forget because of his sense of humor; he was the practical joker of the family! Mike did have a soft side, and loved animals, especially his two cats. Throughout the past several years he found a new connection in his faith; Jesus was his best friend.

Mike recently found his new home in Sandstone, MN. He loved the area, being able to hunt and fish and made so many new friends. In fact, he designed and was in the process of building his own house with the help of many his new friends. Mike loved taking his motorcycle for rides in the area and was a member of a motorcycle club in the Pine City area called, “The Jack Pine Riders”. Spending time riding on the open road was one of his favorite hobbies.

He is preceded in death by his father, Tom; and grandma, Margie.

Mike is survived by his son, Zach Heiskary; mother Vicki Goding; siblings, Jeremy (Kelly) and Juli (Rob); former spouse, Kris Nelson and her son, Kole Krueger; and many other relatives and close friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2 PM with visitation one hour prior at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo and online condolences for the family may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com

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Our dearly beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Denise Neznik passed away on September 7th, 2019 surrounded by family in the home that she built. She has joined her daughter, father and mother in heaven; Kari Neznik, Harlan and Lucille Krone along with her two dogs Bailey and Riley.

Dee married her High School sweetheart John Neznik and was a devoted wife for 50 years. She was a loving mother to her three children Kari, Kami (Stanley) Miskiw, Kole (Kay) and to her grandchildren Kiefer and Kyra Miskiw. She started Crystal Collision Center with her husband, along with her three children ran the family business together for 40 years.

She was usually seen at work or around the neighborhood on her golf cart with her Newfie dog Rosie. Dee always enjoyed helping others, volunteering, baking, decorating, home building and design, hosting events, spending time on the phone with her kids and friends and making sure the holidays were always perfect. She will be missed dearly by her family.

Funeral service at 1pm with visitation one-hour prior will be held on Saturday the 14th at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 15600 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN.

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Eldon Herbert Winter, age 61 of Monticello, Minnesota, passed away September 7, 2019. He was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota on January 30, 1958 to Richard and Lorrayne (Jarmuzek) Winter.

Eldon and his family lived in St. Cloud for a while, then moved to St. Joseph, and eventually settled in Monticello. He graduated from Monticello High School with the class of 1976. After high school, Eldon attended DeVries University in Chicago, earning his trade degree in electronic engineering and eventually moved back home to Monticello.

He was joined in holy marriage to Lori Gossen on August 18, 1979 at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. Together they raised three children and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Eldon was very active in the local Boy Scout Troops, helping as a leader and volunteer for various troops and activities that his son and grandson participated in. He was also a “jack of all trades” and could fix anything involving computers and technology. Sometimes he would take things apart and put them back together only to find that he could make them work even better!

He was also a very talented musician, and would play with his band around several venues locally. He could play the keyboard, guitar, and would often times sing the lead vocals.

Besides being a devoted husband and father, Eldon was extremely proud to have the title of “Grandpa”. His grandchildren meant the world to him, and he enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.

He is preceded in death by his father, Richard; brother, Richard Paul; uncle, Herbert; and aunt, Susie Campina.

Eldon is survived by his loving wife, Lori; children, Benjamin John, Jenna Lea, and Matthew Richard (Tiffany); grandchildren, Simon Duane, Josiah Robert, Kyler, and Joselynn; mother, Lorrayne; siblings, Cynthia (Dave) Hoglund, John Winter, Jean (David) Brown, Sue (Joel) Dobrovolny, and Paula (Dave) Winter; brothers-in -law, Craig (Charmein) Gossen and John (Jane) Gossen; father-in-law, John Gossen; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to any charity of the donor’s choice.

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Michael Curtis Myrlie was born November 10, 1955 to Curtis and Patricia (Thompton) Myrlie in Minneapolis. When Mike was 8 years old his family moved to Buffalo and a year later to their home in the country between Buffalo and Rockford.

He graduated from Buffalo High school in 1973 where he was part of the FFA club. He attended Thief River Falls Vocational School for a year before taking a job at the Midland Gas Station in Buffalo. In 1978 he started at Federal Cartridge in Anoka and worked there until retiring in 2003 and moving to Grygla, MN. For a few years he also worked at Polaris Manufacturing.

In 1975 he married Rosalie DesMarais, they later divorced. To this union was born his two daughters, Caroline and Marie.

Mike enjoyed hunting (especially deer hunting with his daughters and nephew, Scott), fishing, camping, a good game of cribbage, telling stories and jokes and researching his family history. In the most recent years, he enjoyed spending quality time with grandchildren and was always sharing stories about them.

Mike is survived by his daughters, Caroline (Troy) Cunningham and Marie Myrlie. His grandsons: Bryson and Braxton Myrlie. Granddaughters: Haley Cunningham and Madison (Alec) Culin. Stepmother Marilyn Myrlie, sister, Mona Myrlie and brother, Craig Myrlie. Stepsisters, Jeanne (Dennis) Stocke, Karen (Steve) Shaw, Stepbrothers, Billy (Karrie) Beck and Bobby (Lisa) Beck. And many other family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by parents Curtis and Patricia Myrlie, Sister and brother in law, Connie & Peter Chillstrom.

Urn Bearer will be his nephew, Scott DuCharme.

Memorial service for Michael will be held Friday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo, MN. There will also be a visitation on Friday at Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo beginning at 9:00 until the time of the service.

Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Buffalo, MN

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Nori Jo (Evenson) Johansen, age 63 of St. Michael, Minnesota, passed away on September 3, 2019.

She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 17, 1956 to Noris and Sally (Bedore) Evenson. Nori and her family then moved to Colorado in her earlier years, where she then graduated from high school in Arvada with the class of 1974. She briefly attended Red Rock College.

Nori worked for several trucking companies throughout Colorado before moving to St. Michael, Minnesota about seven years ago.

She loved hiking with friends in the Colorado outdoors, enjoyed crafts, and was a lover of animals of all kinds–especially cats. She would spend her free time reading, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and work on the daily crossword puzzle.

Nori is preceded in death by her father, Noris. She is survived by her mother, Sally; brother, Brad; special cousins, Judy Roschlien, Cindy Evenson, and Paul Evenson; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior at Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Albertville, MN.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences for the family may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com