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Loren M. Isaacson, 67

Loren Michael Isaacson, age 67, of Cokato, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at home in Cokato.

He was born Aug. 20, 1951, in Litchfield, the son of Linton and Evelyn (Klimstra) Isaacson. Loren grew up in Dassel, graduating from Dassel High School, in 1969.

He was drafted into the Army in 1971, and served in the Army National Guard until 1978.

As a youth, Loren was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, in Dassel, and then Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Cokato, after marrying Bonnie (Peterson), June 15, 1974.

Loren and Bonnie made their home, and raised their children, in the Dassel-Cokato area, and later moved to Mitchell, SD for 15 years, returning to Cokato in 2016.

Loren worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 41 years, retiring in September 2011.

He enjoyed playing cards, Ford Mustangs, reading, watching movies, fishing, and telling stories.

Loren is survived by his wife, Bonnie; children Heather (Judd) Wheatley of Cokato, Heidi (Dan) Schabert of Eau Claire, WI, and Heath (Kristin) of Winsted, CT; grandchildren Trent Wheatley and Jenna Schabert; parents Linton and Evelyn Isaacson of Dassel; brother Ralph Isaacson; sister Connie (Marland) Meyer; sister-in-law Renee Isaacson; mother-in-law Helen Peterson; sister-in-law Ruth Mesick; brothers-in-law Duane (Darline) Peterson and Todd (Karen) Peterson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Loren was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Isaacson; father-in-law Eldon Peterson; sister-in-law Priscilla Isaacson; and brother-in-law David Mesick.

Loren’s funeral service took place Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato.

There was visitation Monday, Nov. 19 at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato from 4 to 7 p.m.; continuing Tuesday at the church, one hour prior to the funeral service.

Arrangements were with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cokato.

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