Franklin Theodore Chalberg


Franklin Theodore Chalberg, 82, of Cloquet passed away on June 20, 2020 at Augustana Mercy Care in Moose Lake. He was born to Lawrence and Violet Chalberg on August 18, 1937. Frank graduated from Alborn High School in 1956.

Frank married Carol Lamb on August 19, 1961 in Scanlon, MN. Together they raised three sons in Culver.

Frank worked several jobs before he found the one he loved to do oh so well. For the next thirty years he drove truck for three generations of the Levine Family. Frank went the extra mile for all of their customers and retired in 1996. Frank & Carol moved to Cloquet in 2002 to be closer to family.

Frank enjoyed attending all of his grandkids school activities. He was a very proud and caring grandpa. Frank could fix almost anything and never threw things away because someone might need it. He was oh so proud of his hunting cabin which he and his family built. It was his place to visit with family and friends. Frank and Carol got to see the country after retirement. He loved to drive and Carol could read the map.

He was preceded in death by his son, Franklin “Frankie”; his parents; sister, Bernice and brother, Walt.

Frank is survived by his wife and best friend, Carol; sons, Randy (Sherri) and Andy (Kandi); granddaughters who he loved very much, Brittany (Matt), Ashley (Brady), Alissa, and Mollie; grandson and his best pal, Anders; great granddaughter, Maddison, whose picture made him smile until the end; his sister-in-law, Janet and his extended family.

The family would like to thank Mille Lacs Health, Augustana Mercy Care and Ecumen Hospice for the compassion and care they gave Frank.

A private graveside service will be held at Industrial Cemetery in Culver, MN. Memorials may be made to Animal Allies. Letters or cards or condolence may be sent to the family c/o Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To leave an online tribute, see

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