Longtime resident of Moose Lake Gary Challeen passed away Sunday, Sept. 5. In 1976 he bought a cabin sight unseen that was part of the Reel and Trigger Resort. Over the years he expanded the cabin by putting a second level on it and then adding a basement.
Gary was a member of the MLIA board and after work he would drive up in the middle of the week from Bloomington, Minnesota, to attend the board meetings, then drive back home after the meetings. After retirement, Gary and his wife, Bunny, moved up here full time. Gary was known to a lot of the people as the heating and cooling expert, and they would call on him when they had issues with their systems.