Northern Lights

Readers share stories of their Northern Lights

  • Updated: December 30, 2012 - 12:15 PM

Readers submitted stories of inspirational lives lost in 2012.

Our Dad

By Caela Cook January 02, 2013, 10:41 AM

My Dad wasn’t perfect, yet he was the best father I could have ever hoped for. I was naive to...

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What if?

By Mary Lou Olson Ulrich January 02, 2013, 10:39 AM

I have lived through many "what if's" in my life.On Aug. 11, 2012 a huge one came along. My loving,...

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Love Life

By Bonnie Smith January 02, 2013, 10:38 AM

Mark Austin Smith age 31 from Burnsville, MN, died on November 8, 2012. He was diagnosed in 2011 with membranous...

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Life is now!

By Kathleen Jo Gausman January 01, 2013, 06:42 PM

Kathy Plumb could give the Energizer Bunny a run for it's money!!Life is Now was her email address and her...

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Dad saved teacher's life

By Tom Bengtson January 01, 2013, 06:41 PM

Frank Bengtson, 82, died June 7; going through Dad's things after the funeral, Mom came across a newspaper clipping from...

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My Grandmother Geri Hellerstedt

By Amanda Gustafson January 01, 2013, 06:38 PM

On November 18, 2012 was the last day I got to see my grandma (Geri Hellerstedt).We were having one last...

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Just dance!

By Monica Kelley Kovalchuk January 01, 2013, 06:36 PM

Maitland M. Kelley, my 98 year old father, passed away on June 12, 2012, after suffering a stroke 12 days...

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So selfless

By Katie Fay January 01, 2013, 06:34 PM

Some people come into your life and change it slowly over time. Others come in and change it with a...

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James E. Dahl

By Lynn Sulackow January 01, 2013, 06:33 PM

My little brother, Jim, left us on August 18, 2012, at the age of 54 years.Jim was a multi-media artist,...

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Loretta Shefland, a women of energy, baking and sharing

By Ann Dixon January 01, 2013, 06:32 PM

Loretta Shefland turned 100 in 2011.She celebrated with multiple birthday parties and a Caribbean Cruise. The parties were a...

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Saint among us

By JoAnn Biren January 01, 2013, 06:31 PM

We lost, and by ‘we’ I am referring to not only her family, but the Church, school and community.We lost...

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Marv Davidov

By Steve Clemens January 01, 2013, 06:29 PM

Marv Davidov was a passionate peacemaker with a great sense of humor. He knew how to laugh at himself while...

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Dorothy O Klick

By Peter Klick January 01, 2013, 06:27 PM

She was truly a woman ahead of her times. She learned at a early age the values of hard...

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Marjorie

By Patricia Sullivan December 29, 2012, 04:46 PM

MagicalAcceptingRambunctiousJoyfulObservantReligiousInspiringExuberantMarjorie (DeMars) SullivanBorn 11/21/25 Died 11/15/12"You know, there are some people in this world who have never had anyone tell...

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Pam O'Reilly Buchman

By Gayle O'Reilly December 28, 2012, 03:29 PM

On the evening of February 5th, 2012 we lost a most significant person in our lives, our first born daughter....

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Truly an inspiration

By Kathi Holmes December 28, 2012, 03:27 PM

She wasn't just a wife and companion, a mother of three loving sons, or the caregiver for oodles of children...

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Quiet humility

By Milton J. Brustad December 28, 2012, 03:26 PM

Our society is kept sane by all the unsung heroes who work diligently but want to remain anonymous. My...

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Rural boy goes to war - survives for a life of love

By Darrell Becker December 28, 2012, 03:09 PM

Lloyd S. Becker, of St. Cloud passed away on Feb. 14, at the age 81 and was buried at MN...

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Gramps

By Tiffany Winter December 28, 2012, 03:07 PM

Glenn Hopfenspirger: Christian. Devoted husband. Caring father. Volunteer. World War II veteran. A&W Root Beer stand owner. There are so...

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Malayah Marie

By Tiarah phillips December 28, 2012, 03:05 PM

Malayah was born on October 31, 2010. She changed everyone's life that day.She was admitted to Children's Hospital & Clinics...

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