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Enterprise Aug. 17, 1882
Mr. Jennings has been favored with a visit from his brother-in-law, Mr. Ben. Inman. Mr. Inman goes back to his Illinois home at once--having left on Tuesday--to make arrangements to return with his family where he will engage in business. Mr. Inman belongs to the "blue ribbon" army. We cannot
have to many that kind of men.

Enterprise - May 17, 1883
Ben Inman with his mother and family, came on from Lincoln Ill., last week. Mr. Inman was here last summer and now returns to make this his home. He is stopping for a time with his sister, Mrs. Jennings.

December 7, 1883
The first business house erected here was a store by R. F. Shields and opened up on the 24th day of Dec. 1881. Now it has broadened to the following list, this 7th day of Dec. '83, not quite 2 years.
. . . Restaurant, B. J. Inman, . . .

Enterprise Newspaper 1882-1892
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Inman, Aug.11th, a son. Enterprise, Aug. 15, 1884.

August 15, 1884
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Inman, Aug.11th, a son.

September 6, 1889
Geo. Rutherford, came down from Itasca Lake Saturday, he saw a panther while up there that had a tail as long as 16 foot fence rail. We understand that Ben Inman killed that same panther, and after measuring said tail, and computing the distance around Itasca Lake, concluded that, that tail would reach three times around the lake and twice around his body, and it wasn't much of a tail either.

E. L. Inman laid to rest Sunday 21 May 1943. 
    Funeral services were held for E. L. Inman at the Lutheran Church at Mentor last Sunday. Mr. Inman passed away at White Horse, Yukon Territory, on May 8th, a few days after his arrival there for work on the Alcan Highway, cause of death, heart trouble. Mr. Inman was born at Quarry, Iowa December 6, 1892 and came to Mentor in 1911 and after two years moved to Thief River Falls were he engaged in the Mercantile business until 1918 when he again returned to Mentor and conducted business there until 1935 when he sold out. 
    He was united in marriage to Miss Marie Everts of Marshalltown, Iowa in 1913 and is survived by his wife, a son Robert and daughter Betty of Thief River Falls, and sons Pvt. Donald with the U.S. Army in Hawaii, E. M. 3/C Raymond in the U.S. Navy at San Francisco, and Russell at Grand Forks. Also his aged father J. L. Inman residing at Mentor and his mother residing at San Francisco, three sisters, one brother, and four grandchildren. 
    Pallbearers were Arthur and Elmer Buhn, C. Rice, Wilson Tice, Joe LaComb and Roland Toupin and the remains tenderly laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery west of Mentor. 

From the Erskine, Polk Co., MN Newspaper. 

Samuel Inman died Jan. 28 (1930) at his home 4 miles northwest of here. He was born Aug. 31, 1841 in Ohio. His wife passed away at LeGrand, Iowa Jan. 29, 1926. He leaves three children, J. L. Inman of Mentor, A. H. Inman, Sioux Falls, S. D. and Mrs. Allie Bevis, Portland, Ore. Two brothers, Aaron Inman, Toledo, Iowa and Eli Inman, State Center, Iowa, and 17 grandchildren.

 Cookston Daily, 1930

    Duluth - Wendell "Smokey" Inman, 74, formerly of Holt, died Friday, January 1, 1999 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5 at Bell Brothers Chapel. Burial was in Oneota Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Duluth VFW Combined Honor Guard. Bell Brothers Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.
    Wendell Inman was born on October 27, 1924 in Kennedy, the son of Howard and Nellie (Feeley) Inman.
    Wendell served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving with the 15th Infantry in Germany. He received the Purple Heart commendation for wounds he received in action.
    On June 27, 1948 he married his wife, Viola, at Roseau.
    Since 1956 he was a resident of Duluth and Proctor. He worked for the former Interlake Iron Co. and Elliott Packing Co. He was a bartender for Proctor Municipal Liquor for over 20 years until his retirement in 1983.
    He was a member of Proctor Moose Lodge 1302 and a former member of Forbes United Methodist Church in Proctor and the Proctor VFW Post. He formerly served as a Proctor Little League coach. Smokey enjoyed baseball and camping.
    Smokey is survived by his wife, Viola; one daughter, Julie (Dennis) Anderson of Duluth; six sons, Jerry (Cathy) Inman of Superior, WI, Terry (Carolyn) Inman of Proctor, Robbie Inman of Cambridge, Steven (Debbie) Inman of Hermantown, and Jim and Darrell Inman, both of Duluth; 26 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis Maijala of Tempe, AZ.
    He was preceded in death by two sons, Dean W. and Loren A. "Smokey" Inman; his parents; one sister, Margaret Christenson; and two brothers, Alonzo and Donald D. Inman.

Source: Thief River Falls Times and Northern Watch

Larry F. Wudinich, Larry F. Wudinich, 47, of Eveleth 

    SERVICES: Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert. The Rev. Frank Perkovich will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and for one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Eveleth Cemetery. 
    Larry F. Wudinich, 47, of Eveleth died Aug. 17, 1999, in St. Mary´s Medical Center after a sudden stroke. 
    He was born Aug. 17, 1952, in Eveleth to Thomas and Irene (Inman) Wudinich. He attended Eveleth schools and later enlisted into the Navy in 1971 and was stationed in Maryland. He was discharged in 1975. Following the service he returned to Eveleth and began working for Erie Mining Co. Following the layoffs at the mines, he returned in 1988 to LTV Mining Co. where he was currently working as a laborer. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union No. 4108 and was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed boating and four wheeling. 
    He is survived by brothers, Thomas Wudinich of Gilbert, Mathew (Cindy) Wudinich of Eveleth, Kevin Wudinich, Timothy Wudinich both of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; sisters, Charlene Frye of Eveleth, Mary Ann (Marvin) Salin of Eveleth, Irene (Ray) Koski of Embarrass; several nieces and nephews.  
    He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Irene, and step-father, Leslie Mykkanen. 

Source: The Mesabi Daily News

    Shirley Watkinson, 63, SERVICES: Funeral at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in International Falls.
    Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today with vigil prayers at 6:30 p.m. followed by rosary at Green-Larsen Mortuary in International Falls.
    Burial in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery. 
    Shirley A. (Siiro) Watkinson, 63, of International Falls died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at her home. 
    She was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Cloquet to Nestor and Alice (Lundeen) Siiro and moved with her family to Orr. She graduated from Orr High School in 1954. She graduated from Duluth Business University and worked for Arrowhead Electric until her marriage to
Frank Watkinson on Sept. 1, 1956, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She owned and operated the Vintage Restaurant and Sewing Nook and was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, where she was on the Social Concerns Committee and also was a eucharistic minister. She was a member of The Bridge Club for 37 years. Most of her life revolved around her family. 
    Survivors include her husband, Frank; sons, Frank Jr. of Crystal, Minn., and John of International Falls; daughters, Mary Kay Kayfes of Portland, Ore., Jean (Johnnie) Inmon of Dunkirk, Ohio, Theresa (Raoul) Warzecha of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Patricia Watkinson of
International Falls and Annette OíLeary of International Falls; eight grandchildren; brothers, Ronnie (Patty) Siiro of Lake Vermilion and Harland Siiro of Grand Rapids; sister, Darlene (Bob) Rojeski, of Virginia. 
    She was preceded in death by her parents.

Source: The Mesabi Daily News

Odegaarden, Thelma Gustafson
    Thelma Gustafson Odegaarden died Wednesday, May 24, 2000 in Mesa, AZ.
    She was born June 3, 1910 and immigrated to Minnesota from Stockholm, Sweden in the early 1920s with her parents, Andrew and Greta Gustafson and her brother, Gus.
    Thelma was the office manager for Montgomery Wards in Winona until she married Hans Odegaarden in 1931.
    She was the loving mother of three children, Richard, Ruth and Sharon. The family later moved to Arizona for medical reasons.
    She is survived by her children and grandchildren.
    A memorial service will be held July 8 in Mesa, AZ. Burial will be in the Minnesota City, MN Cemetery later this year.
    She is sadly missed by her brother-in-law, Ole Odegaarden, her sister-in-law and husband, Leon and Helen Inman and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Winona and the surrounding area.

Winona Post

    Marle P. Inman, nee Lund, age 71 of Hopkins, passed away June 14th, 2003. Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Gladys, son Steven, and grandson Parker. Survived by brothers Milton, Lowell, Jan, Per, Paul, Michael, sisters Jean, Pat, Gail, former husband George, sons Daryll and Gregory, daughters Diane and Mona, their spouses, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and many other relatives and friends. Marle lived her entire life in Minnesota, growing up with a large family during the Great Depression, marrying at age 18, and raising 5 children as a full-time homemaker. She enjoyed embroidering, arts, crafts, and music. Most of all Marle enjoyed visiting with her many relatives and playing competitive card games with them. She will be forever in our hearts and deeply missed. Rest in Peace, Marle. Special thanks to the Hopkins Care Center and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care. Funeral service Tuesday June 17th, 4:30 PM at All Saints Lutheran Church, 15915 Excelsior Blvd, Mtka. Visitation one hour prior to service at the church.

Published in the Star Tribune from 6/16/2003 - 6/17/2003.

    George Inman, age 83, of Hopkins, formerly of Brownton, passed away April 28, 2004. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Effie; brothers, Robert & Walter; wife, Marle; son Steven; and grandson, Parker. Survived by brothers, Raymond, Clifford, Jim, & Vernon; children, Diane, Daryll, Greg, and Mona, and their spouses; 13 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren. Affectionately known as "Boogie Man." Farmer in his youth, airplane mechanic in WWII, & truck driver for 31 years. George was a loving husband and father. He will always be remembered as a people-person with a unique & engaging personality who excelled at the art of acquiring friends. Special thanks to everyone at St. Louis Park Plaza HCC for 6 years of caring & kindness. Funeral Service Sat., May 1, 4 PM at Werness Brothers. Visitation for one hour prior. Graveside Service at Ft. Snelling Cemetery Tues., May 4, 1:30 PM. Memorials preferred to the family. Werness Brothers 3500 W. 50th St. Mpls 612-927-8641

Published in the Star Tribune 4/30/2004 - 5/1/2004

Inman, Edward L.

    Inman, Edward L. Age 65 of St. Paul On March 6, 2006 Preceded in death by parents, Samuel & Agnes; and son, Edward, Jr. Will be loved and missed by wife of 40 years, Becky; daughters, Dawn (Jim), & Amy; grandchildren, Courtney, Eddy, Becca, Ally, & Megan; sisters, Lorraine (Jim), Genevieve (Tom), Yvonne (Steve); brother James (Anita); and many loving relatives and friends. Ed served 38 years with the National Guard, 35 years with the Federal Civil Service, and enjoyed 54 years as "Gabby" in the St. Paul Clown Club. Visitation will be held 4-8PM Thursday at Mueller Pkwy. Chapel, 835 Johnson Pkwy. @ E. 7th St., St. Paul and 1 hr before service at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM FRIDAY at St. John's Catholic Church of Little Canada, 380 E. Little Canada Rd. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.

Published in the Pioneer Press on 3/8/2006.

Inman, Edward L.

    Inman, Edward L. Age 65 of St. Paul On March 6, 2006 Visitation will be held 4-8PM Thursday at Mueller Pkwy. Chapel, 835 Johnson Pkwy. @ E. 7th St., St. Paul and 1 hour before the service at church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM FRIDAY at St. John's Catholic Church of Little Canada, 380 E. Little Canada Rd. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred.

Published in the Pioneer Press on 3/9/2006.

    Inman, Thomas Frederick Age 85 of Fridley, MN. Passed away peacefully on May 11, 2007 after a lengthy illness. Survived by wife of 62 years, Charlotte; three daughters, Merilee Inman, Laura Westlund and Barb Ulbrich; and five grandchildren. Former engineer of Honeywell and Control Data. Tom's hobbies included Ham radio, reading, and playing the clarinet. Private interment service to be held on Monday at Hillside Cemetery.

Published in the Star Tribune on 5/13/2007.

     Inman, Betty Fern, 76, of Shakopee formerly of Mankato passed away on Friday, Dec. 12th. Loved and forever missed by her husband, Fred Winston Inman; daughter, Becky (Harlan) Scott of Belle Plaine; son, Fred Warren (Teresa) Inman of DuPont, WA; 5 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren; brother, Cecil Waller of Chaska and sister, Barbara Holley of Texas. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 16, 9:30-11 AM, Ballard- Sunder Funeral Home, 833 S. Marschall Rd., Shakopee, MN with the service to follow at 11 AM. Funeral Arrangements by: Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee, MN 952-445-1202

Source: StarTribune.com