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Gerhard Henry "Giggs" Behm, 91, of White Bear Lake, Minn., died Thursday, Feb. 21. He and his twin sister, Gertrude, were born Oct. 30, 1916, in Hudson to George and Irene (Kahmeyer) Behm. Gerhard graduated from Hudson High School in 1936 and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Blue Lake Camp near Minocqua. He served in World War II in the 32nd Division of the U.S. Army on various islands in the Pacific Theater. After discharge he married Elaine Jeanette Legrid at their family farm in Star Prairie. They raised their family in rural Lake Elmo, Minn., and she died in 1985.
Georgia Ann Hartman, 68, of Afton, and formerly of California, died Monday, March 17, at her residence. She was born in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 30, 1939, to Claude and Beatrice (Rhodes) Ashley. On May 18, 1961, she was united in marriage to William Hartman in Marin County, Calif. In 1969, they made Afton their home. She worked over the years as a restaurant manager for the JR Ranch in Hudson and Afton House Inn. Most recently, she worked in property management for H & Val J Rothschild Inc. She thoroughly enjoyed meeting her friends Saturday mornings for breakfast and fellowship.
Gladys H. Carlile, 95, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, March 13. Preceded in death by her husband, Harry, with whom she shared 43 wonderful years of marriage; parents, Fred and Louise Evenson of Hudson; three brothers, Freeman, Palmer and Gordon Evenson; a sister, Eunice Cole; and a grandson, John Carlile.
Thomas W. Hines, 80, of North Hudson passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 13. He was born on May 12, 1927, in San Francisco, Calif., to Thomas and Grace (Carroll) Hines. He was raised in Madison, Wis., and attended catholic and public schools there and the University of Wisconsin. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from May 25, 1945 to June 3, 1946. Tom and Irene Sapetta were united in marriage in Madison on July 1, 1950. He worked for the government as a U.S. Treasury agent for 21 years, six of which were spent in Washington, D.C.
Isabel Grace Larsen, daughter of Bryant and Neda Larsen, passed away Thursday, March 6, at Hudson Hospital. She is survived by her parents; her sister, Rayna Alyce Larsen; paternal grandparents, Barry and Carolyn Larsen of Birchwood; maternal grandparents, Glenn and Kathy Lilly of Rice Lake; paternal great-grandfather, Walter Wait of Barron; paternal aunts and uncles Dawn and Richard Phillipsen of Waupaca, Garrett and Rita Larsen of Rice Lake and Dessi Larsen of Birchwood; maternal aunts and uncles Dennis Lilly of Edgewater, Tammy and Tim Johnson of Boyceville, Jed Lilly of Rice Lake; as well
Ralph D. Becker, 96, of Hudson, a retired clerk of court for St. Croix County, died early Monday morning, March 17, at Hudson Hospital. Ralph Becker was born on Feb 14, 1912, at Cannon Falls, Minn., the son of Dietrick and Effie (Miller) Becker. The Beckers moved to Wisconsin where he attended elementary school in Donald and then moved to Minneapolis, where he graduated from South High School. Ralph was a professional photographer and partner in the Kuehl and Becker Photo Studio in Minneapolis, Minn.
Raymond L. Lyss, 83, of Hudson died Monday, March 3, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis. Ray was born the son of John and Helen (Figlewski) Lyss in Milwaukee on Jan. 15, 1925. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On May 18, 1946, he married Mary L. Ensminger in Milwaukee. Ray loved his children and grandchildren and was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. Thank you to the staff at the Minnesota Veterans Home for the wonderful care given to Raymond and Mary. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Lyss; wife, Mary L.
Cora Riley Hunt, 79, of Hudson, formerly of Milaca, Minn., passed away Sunday, March 9. She was born on Aug. 16, 1928, to Henry and Eva (Cook) Riley in Aitkin, Minn. Cora graduated from Aitkin High School in 1947 and moved to live with her sister in Santa Ana, Calif., to attend college. She was united in marriage to William L. Hunt on Oct. 5, 1953, in Webster, S.D. Their union would be blessed with four children, Evanne, William Jr., Kimberly and George. Cora was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Milaca and enjoyed singing in the choir.
Wayne Hilden, 75, of North Hudson died Sunday, March 9, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He was born May 31, 1932, in the town of Trimbelle to Vernon and Pearl (Dopkins) Hilden. As a young child, Wayne attended a small country school in Trimbelle and later attended high school in River Falls. After graduating from River Falls, Wayne married his best friend, Marlene Larson. The two were joined in marriage at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. The union would be blessed with four children. Wayne worked as a mechanic for Montgomery Ward until his retirement in 1994.