Ernest “Ernie” C. Landgren Sr., 77, Nett Lake, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital
He was born in Tower on May 6, 1935, the son of
Frank and Lillian Landgren. He grew up in Nett Lake
and Orr, graduating from Orr High School in 1953.
He was a great athlete at school, participating in
track, baseball and football, and was an accomplished
basketball player. He also boxed Golden Gloves and
was a welterweight regional champ.
Ernie was an Army veteran and paratrooper in the
Korean War, serving in the Army from 1953 to his
honorable discharge in 1960. After his tours of duty,
he moved to Minneapolis, where he worked for General Mills, Honeywell,
and also drove cab for a time. He moved back to Nett Lake in the mid 1960’s,
where he has since resided. He was married to Adeline (Sheehy) for 21 years.
Ernie worked in the mines and was a Ranger at Lac La
Croix for time, and became an accomplished carpenter,
along with building the two homes he lived in. When
in good health he enjoyed hunting, woodworking, craft
working and later liked watching golf and Westerns on
He is preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Ernie is survived by his 4 children: Ernest C. “JR”
(Pauline) Landgren Jr of Buck Lake, MN, Greg
(Esther) Landgren of Tower, Terry (Teresa) Landgren
of Pohaki, New Mexico and Lorna Landgren of Nett
Lake;; one brother, William Isham of Nett Lake; 1
sister, Lois Siiro of Scottsdale, AZ; 11 Grandchildren,
1 Great Grandson, along with numerous other special relatives and friends.
VISITATION: From 3 to 7 p.m. Friday (August 3rd) at Mlaker Funeral Home
in Cook, with military honors accorded at 6 p.m. At his request, there will be
no formal funeral service.