Mark Stonich

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Mark was hit by a car today while riding his bike.  He’s currently in the hospital with a brain injury and short term memory loss.  I just spoke with Jane; she’s just home from the hospital for the night. Please keep them in your prayers. Laura

It wouldn’t be Grandma’s Marathon without loyal trio

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Jim’s TV interview: ———— Until he landed in the emergency room last June, Joe Johnson had run every day for 21 years. A mystery virus interrupted that streak, but he refused to allow it to end another one. Johnson left the hospital, drove to Duluth from his home in Menominee, Mich., and ran in […]

Uncle John

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John had a bad accident at the cabin on Saturday night. Around 7PM he tripped going into the kitchen and hit his head on a cabinet door. He managed to call a neighbor who called for an ambulance. He was taken to St Mary’s hospital where they did a two hour surgery to repair his […]

Uncle Joe

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Update 12/14/2012: Joe is back at home now and doing well.  It was a bit of a scare but he was able to get himself checked into the hospital quickly enough for the doctors to get the infection under control. Uncle Joe was hospitalized recently with pneumonia.  His condition is improving but he’s weak and […]

Susan C. Ragsdale 1948 – 2012


Susan Ragsdale, daughter of Vince and Jane Nowak, passed away on February 1, 2012 after a lengthy illness.  She is survived by her husband Terry Ragsdale and her siblings Jane, Jim, Bob, Dan and Joe, as well as her nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at Green Acres Memorial Park […]

2010 Family Reunion a Huge Success!

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The Nowak’s gathered once again on the Fourth of July weekend in Minnesota to celebrate our family. The event was held at the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes park outside of Minneapolis. Family members from near and far made the trip to reminisce and reconnect with one another. The next reunion is tentatively set for […]