Celebrity Obituaries

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Robert Hales

May 5, 1943 - November 6, 2013

Robert "Bob" Hales, 70, of Bertha, MN, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. To honor Bob's wishes, no services will be held. Memorials are preferred to your favorite charity.
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Ronald Boutain

May 29, 1949 - November 6, 2013

Ronald "Ronny" Boutain, 68, of Moorhead, MN, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation: Friday, November 8, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN. Funeral: Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church, Moorhead, MN. Full obituary is...
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Clarine Hendrickson

September 6, 1933 - November 4, 2013

Clarine (Claire) Hendrickson, 80, Moorhead, MN, died on Monday, November 4, 2013, in Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo, ND. Clarine Olinda Grefe was born on September 6, 1933, near Truman, MN, to Theodore and Clara (Wessel) Grefe. She grew up and attended school there, graduating as Valedictorian of Truman High School. She then attended the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, MN, where she...
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Wilbur G. Kiffe

October 3, 1915 - November 3, 2013

Wilbur "Bill" Kiffe, 98, of Moorhead, MN, died on Sunday, November 3, 2013, in Eventide Senior Living Community, Moorhead, MN. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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Laverne G. Nord

May 25, 1920 - October 31, 2013

LaVerne Genevieve (Yterler) Nord died peacefully at home of natural causes on October 31, 2013. She was born May 25, 1920 to Mikkelborg and Ingeborg (Bentzen) Yterler on their farm near Christine, N.D. She started school in a one-room schoolhouse in rural North Dakota and graduated from Wolverton High School in 1939. She married her high school sweetheart, Willys Nord, on March 1, 1942 in...
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Clarence C. Bitker

September 16, 1918 - October 30, 2013

Clarence C. Bitker San Juan, Tx. 9/16/18-10/30/13 With heavy hearts and grateful souls the family of Clarence C. Bitker announces the completion of his journey here on earth. Clarence was born September 16, 1918 to August and Eva Bitker in Clear Lake, Iowa. After graduating from high school Clarence moved to Ada, Minnesota where he met and married Blanche (Olson) Bitker. Clarence and Blanche...
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Betty L. Leen

October 19, 1924 - October 29, 2013

Betty Lou Leen, 89, of New Effington, SD, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND. A family service will be held at a later date.
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Ronald E. Dahl

May 29, 1937 - October 28, 2013

Ronald Edwin Dahl, 76, of Hawley, Minnesota, passed away on October 28, 2013 at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. Ronald ("Ron") was born in Fargo on May 29, 1937 to parents Carl Edwin ("Eddie") Dahl and Ethel (Heimark) Dahl-Lewis. After graduating from high school in Detroit Lakes (class of 1956), he served in the U.S. Air Force and continued his education at...
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Stella M. Thorstad

December 12, 1917 - October 24, 2013

Stella M. Thorstad, 95, Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND, died on Friday, October 24, 2013, in the nursing home. Stella M. Sorenson was born on December 12, 1917, at Grygla, MN, to Henry and Serina (Sands) Sorenson. She grew up and attended school there. She worked as a "hired girl" on farms in Northwood and Hatton, ND, where she met Lloyd Thorstad. She and Lloyd were married on April 24, 1940. They...
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Dennis L. Johnson

February 9, 1949 - October 24, 2013

Dennis L. Johnson, 64, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Born in Wheaton, MN, he was the son of the late Olaf and Irene Johnson. Dennis was a retired member of the Local 300 Plumbers and Steamfitters Union. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling to visit his children and grandchildren in Yorktown, Virginia. Dennis is survived by his daughter, Holly (Paul) Carpenter; son, Jason (Jessica)...
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Kathryn L. Matthees

August 31, 1917 - October 23, 2013

Kathryn L. Matthees, 96, Moorhead, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013, in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN. Visitation: Friday, October 25, 2013, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN. Funeral: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN, with visitation one hour before the service. Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.
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Kenneth G. Schellack

February 20, 1939 - October 22, 2013

Kenneth G. Schellack, 74, Moorhead, MN, died on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Kenneth was born on February 20, 1939, in Moorhead, MN, to Otto and Ella (Thom) Schellack. He grew up and attended school in Glyndon, MN, graduating from Glyndon High School and then attending NDSU. Kenneth married Fay Evert on July 7, 1962, in Moorhead, MN. He served in the U.S. Army from...
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Duane H. Loewen

January 13, 1938 - October 20, 2013

Duane Henry Loewen, 75, passed away on October 20, 2013 at HCR ManorCare , Fargo, ND. Duane was born to Henry and Emmalyn (Bartel) Loewen on January 13, 1938 in Devils Lake, ND. He was baptized and confirmed in Alsen Swiss Mennonite Church and graduated from Alsen High School in 1957. Duane attended Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, NE. Duane transferred to Mayville State Teachers College in...
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Wendell Eugene Westfield

February 8, 1921 - October 18, 2013

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Joyce A. Ankeney

April 23, 1934 - October 16, 2013

Joyce A. Ankeney, 79, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Eventide Senior Living. Joyce was born in Norman County, MN on April 23, 1934, to Ole and Mabel (Nelson) Bjerk. She grew up and attended school in Mahnomen, graduating in 1953. On October 17, 1953, she married Wayne Ankeney. Together they made their home in Mahnomen and had two children. For many years Joyce...
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Annabelle M. Straight

October 25, 1928 - October 16, 2013

Annabelle Maryann Straight, 84 of Cambridge, MN died October 16, 2013 at Heritage Foley Nursing Home in Foley, MN. She was born October 25, 1928 to Albert B. and Emma (Knutson) Johnson in Norman County, MN. She attended and graduated from Twin Valley High School in Twin Valley, MN. Annabelle attended Detroit Lakes Business School. She married Donald Straight in 1950. They lived and worked...
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John Pietila

February 7, 1946 - October 14, 2013

John A. Pietila, 67, of Lake Park, MN, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. John Alan Pietila was born February 7th, 1946 in Park Rapids, MN to Helen and Emil Pietila. He graduated from Menahga High School in 1964 and attended Bemidji State College where he graduated 1968 with a BS degree in Mathematics Education. John met Anita Swanson...
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Theodore M. Langley

April 29, 1917 - October 14, 2013

Theodore Marcus Langley Theodore M. (Mark) Langley, of Moorhead died on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at Eventide Living Center in Moorhead. He was born in Hayward, Wisconsin on April 29, 1917 to Pastor Thor and Mollie Langley. He grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada, attended school and graduated from the Birch Hills High School. Then he came to Moorhead to attend Concordia College. College was...
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Machelle Whaley

September 23, 1964 - October 13, 2013

Machelle Nancy Whaley, 49, Detroit Lakes, MN, died Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Sanford Health, Fargo ND, surrounded by her family. Machelle was born September 23, 1964 to Bob and Nancy (Kronbeck) Whaley in Laverne MN. For the past 27 years, Machelle was a resident of Lakes Homes in Detroit Lakes, where she received wonderful, compassionate care. During those years, Machelle worked for the...
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Hulda A. Norby

May 21, 1922 - October 10, 2013

Hulda A. Norby, 91, of Moorhead, formerly of Hitterdal, MN, died Thursday, October 10, 2013 in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Hulda was born on May 21, 1922 to Albert and Mabel (Lindret) Norby. She grew up near Hitterdal, where she attended school. Hulda was baptized at Salem Lutheran Church in Hitterdal where she was a lifelong member. She became a housekeeper and caregiver for the Maresh brothers...
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John Peter Dosland

December 8, 1930 - October 7, 2013

John Peter (Pete) Dosland, 82, Fargo, ND, died Monday, October 7, 2013, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. John Peter was born December 8, 1930 to Goodwin and Beatrice (Buehler) Dosland, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up and graduated from high school in Chicago, and went on to attend Moorhead State University in Moorhead, MN. After graduating from MSU, Pete entered the Navy and served as a Lieutenant...
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Lloyd C. Thorstad

March 6, 1919 - September 30, 2013

Lloyd C. Thorstad, 94, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2013, in Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND. Lloyd was born March 6, 1919, in Hatton, ND, to Melvin and Selma (Foss) Thorstad. He grew up and attended school in Hatton until moving to Clifford, ND, at the age of 20. On April 24, 1940, he married Stella Sorenson. Together they moved to Ada, MN, where they farmed from 1945 –...
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Loren Dosland Wright

June 18, 1956 - September 29, 2013

Loren Dosland Wright, 57, Moorhead, MN, died on Sunday, September 29, 2013, in Moorhead. Loren was born on June 18, 1956, in Fargo, ND, to Lawrence and Dorothea (Dosland) Wright. He grew up and attended school Fargo, graduating from Fargo North High School in 1974, before graduating with honors from North Dakota State University with a degree in Architecture. Loren married Jane McQuillan in Fargo...
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Dean A. Oliver

November 7, 1927 - September 27, 2013

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Esther E. Luthi

November 28, 1919 - September 24, 2013

Esther E. Luthi, 93, of Hawley, Minnesota, died peacefully, with her children at her side, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at the Viking Manor Nursing Home, Ulen, Minnesota. Esther was born November 28, 1919, to Alfred and Selma Anderson. She grew up with two sisters and a brother on a farm north of Hawley and attended country school. Esther was baptized and confirmed at Highland Grove Lutheran...
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Harland J. Beach

August 19, 1923 - September 22, 2013

Harland John Beach-loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend-passed away peacefully at his home on September 22, 2013. Harland was a longtime resident and entrepreneur in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Harland was born on August 19, 1923, in Long Prairie, MN, to Emma (Schroeder) and Roland Beach. He was raised in Long Prairie and often told stories about his mischievous...
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Charles A. Schneider

March 24, 1942 - September 20, 2013

Charles A. (Chuck) Schneider, 71, rural Hawley, MN, died on September 20, 2013, in Avon, Colorado. Chuck was born on March 24, 1942, in Breckenridge, MN, to Edwin and Dorothy (Fletcher) Schneider. He grew up and attended school there, graduating from Breckenridge High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Goldsboro, NC. Chuck married Diane Leinen on June 26, 1965, at St....
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Harry E. O'Neil, Jr.

March 21, 1928 - September 19, 2013

Harry O'Neil, Jr., Moorhead, MN, died on September 19, 2013, in Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo, ND. Harry O'Neil, Jr. was born on March 21, 1928, in Moorhead MN to Harry and Eva (Rehn) O'Neil. He grew up and attended school in Moorhead, graduating from Moorhead High School in 1947. Harry worked for Meinecke Johnson Construction and then joined the U.S. Navy, serving in Korea on the USS...
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Beverly A. Okke

January 29, 1943 - September 16, 2013

Beverly Ann (Grant) Okke, 70, of Fargo, ND passed away on September 16, 2013 peacefully at her residence. Beverly resided in Fargo, ND for the past sixteen years. She married Walter P. Okke on February 4, 1961 in Moorhead, MN. Together they made their home in Glyndon, MN, on a farm and raised six children. Bev had multiple jobs throughout her life but the most memorable was working for the VA...
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Kari A. McLean

October 19, 1960 - September 14, 2013

Kari McLean, age 52, of Kindred, North Dakota, died on September 14, 2013, in a car accident in Clay County. She was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and mother to her family. Kari Ann Brakke was born on October 19, 1960, in Fargo, ND, to Gordon and Shirley (Zentgraff) Brakke. She grew up and attended school at Comstock, Minnesota and graduated from Barnesville High School. She then attended...
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Donald C. Aasland

January 25, 1926 - September 10, 2013

Donald Aasland, 87, of Moorhead, MN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, under the loving care of nurses and doctors at Vibra Hospital, Fargo, ND. Don was born January 25, 1926, to Ruby and Ralph Aasland of Thief River Falls, MN. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served and attended pre-flight school in Missouri and California. He spent one year in the...
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Judien Berg

February 5, 1923 - September 10, 2013

Judien Berg, 90, of Hawley, MN, formerly of Syre, MN, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Hawley Senior Living, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Judien Berg was born on February 5, 1923 in Ulen, MN to John and Julia (Skiem) Berg. He grew up in the Ulen and Syre area where he attended country school. On February 21, 1943, Judien married Henrietta Johnson. In November 1943...
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Willys T. Ellwein

May 5, 1918 - September 8, 2013

Willys T. Ellwein, age 95, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013, in Eventide Senior Living, Moorhead, MN. Willys was born May 5, 1918, on the family farm near Flandreau, SD, to William and Belle Thorson. She attended school in Egan, SD, and later continued her education at Nettelton Business School in Sioux Falls, SD. In 1943, she married Harold Ellwein shortly before he was shipped overseas...
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Janeen M. Virnala

September 1, 1953 - September 6, 2013

Janeen Marie Virnala Janeen Marie Virnala passed away on September 6, 2013 in a tragic vehicle accident near Pelican Rapids, MN. Janeen was born on September 1, 1953 to Rudy and Hilma Virnala in New York Mills, MN. She graduated from New York Mills High School in 1971, and graduated Cum Laude from Minnesota State University Moorhead with degrees in American Studies and Early Childhood Education....
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Ralph E. Rehder

May 25, 1922 - September 6, 2013

Ralph Edward Rehder, 91, of Comstock, MN, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013, in Clay Co Care Center, Barnesville, MN. Ralph was born May 25th, 1922 to Edward and Alma (Rosenfeldt) Rehder on the family farm near Comstock, MN. He graduated from Comstock High School in 1940. On August 22, 1942, Ralph married Lilah June Johnson. They farmed for nearly 50 years and remained on the farm after...
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Donald E. Tollefson

June 26, 1941 - September 4, 2013

Donald E. Tollefson, 72, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died September 4, 2013, in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Donald Ernest Tollefson was born June 26, 1941 in Langdon, ND, to Manley and Irene (Skrogstad) Tollefson. He grew up and attended school in Osnabrock, ND. In the early 1960's he attended Hanson Mechanical Trade School in Fargo, ND. Donald was married to LaVaye M. Larson on April 6, 1965 in...
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Dorothy Powers

September 3, 2013 - September 3, 2013

Dorothy Powers, 83, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013, at home under the care of family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. A full obituary is pending.
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Tom Reinhiller

June 10, 1964 - September 2, 2013

Tom Reinhiller, 49, died on Monday, September 2. Tom was born on June 10, 1964, in Devils Lake, ND, to Merril and Noell Reinhiller. He graduated from Moorhead High School in 1982, earned a B.A. from Concordia College in 1986 and an M.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, in 1988. Tom married Melanie Gilbert in Seattle in 1999 and moved to Fargo...
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Harold F. Ward

February 28, 1943 - September 2, 2013

Harold Fay Ward, 70, of Audubon, MN died September 2, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. He was born February 28, 1943 in Indianapolis, IN to McOldham and Leora Bell (Watson) Ward. Harold attended high school in Orland Park, IL. His father was a pastor and they moved frequently in Indiana and Illinois. They lived in Hickory Hills, IL for 9 years. Harold married Shirley Fletcher in...
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George Mercado

February 15, 1947 - August 29, 2013

George Mercado, 67, of Moorhead, MN, died Thursday, August 29, 2013 in his home in Moorhead, MN. George Mercado was born on February 15, 1947 in Mission, TX to Policartio and Magdalena (Espinoza) Mercado. George grew up in Idaho and Chicago, most recently residing in Moorhead, MN. George worked at various places in his life, most recently at the YMCA in Fargo. He enjoyed carpentry, painting...
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Paul A. Berglund

August 27, 2013

Berglund, Paul Allan, Moorhead, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly, from a heart attack, August 27, 2013. He was 59. His parents Robert A. Berglund, Jeanne A. Rogers, brother Peter J. Berglund preceded him in death. He is survived by sisters Stacy L. Berglund, Bloomington, Minnesota, and Becky J. Phillips (Mike), Seattle, brother Douglas L. Berglund, nephew Joshua L. Berglund, Minneapolis,...
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Irene D. Aguilar

June 28, 1950 - August 27, 2013

Irene Aguilar, 63, of Moorhead, entered heaven's gates on August 27, 2013 in Bethany Homes, Fargo, ND. A fantastic grandmother and loving mother, Irene was one of 15 children born to Tomas and Maria Luisa DeLaCruz. Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Raul Aguilar Jr. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a baby brother and sister, and a great-grandson. Irene will...
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Vijay K. Sethi

June 1, 1945 - August 27, 2013

Vijay K. Sethi, 68, Moorhead, MN, died on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Vijay K. Sethi was born on June 1, 1945, in Balaghat, Madyha Pradesh, India, to Vidya and Bimla (Sawhney) Sethi. He grew up and attended school in central India, and went to college in Delhi where he earned his degree in Architecture. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1970 and worked as an architect in St....
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Peggy J. Hokanson

March 30, 1968 - August 26, 2013

Peggy J. Hokanson, 45, Rothsay, MN, died on Monday, August 26, 2013, in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Peggy was born on March 30 1968, in Wadena, MN, to Jerome and Jackie (Schwantz) Hokanson. She grew up and attended school in Verndale, MN, where she graduated from high school. She attended Moorhead State University and then Moorhead Technical Institute, where she graduated as a Registered Health...
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Esther D. Pfau

January 14, 1920 - August 25, 2013

Esther D. Pfau, 93, of Moorhead, MN, passed away at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN, on August 25, 2013. Esther was born January 14, 1920 in Sabin, MN, to Herman and Nora (Edwards) Rehder. She married Jarvis "Jarvy" Steen and was married to him until his death in 1945. She then married Joseph Pfau in 1954. Joseph passed away in February 2005. She was employed for many years as a waitress...
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Carrie A. Jones

November 24, 1913 - August 23, 2013

Carrie A. Jones, aka "Monte's Mom", 99, of Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2013 in Bethany Homes, Fargo, ND. Carrie Ann Frogner was born on November 24, 1913, in Melville, ND to Edward and Emma (Peterson) Frogner. She grew up and attended school near Carrington, ND. Carrie married Lawrence Jones, and they made their homes in the Fargo-Moorhead area. They had many...
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LaVere A. Kossick

August 23, 2013 - August 23, 2013

On August 22, 2013, LaVere Ada (Farnham) Kossick passed away peacefully at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND. She was born to Howard and Elizabeth (Buendinger) Farnham on September 27, 1914 in Chaffee, ND. LaVere was the fourth of eight children. She attended school in Chaffee before the family moved to Fargo in 1929, the year of the Great Depression. There she helped raise her younger...
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David A. Larson

April 30, 1929 - August 22, 2013

David A. Larson, 84, Lake Park, MN, died on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, MN. David Allen Larson was born on April 30, 1929 in Lake Park, MN to George and Agnes (Bartleson) Larson. He grew up and attended school there, graduating from Lake Park High School in 1947. He married Mary Ann Theis on April 24, 1954 and they made their home in Lake Park....
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Dorothy B. McFay

September 16, 1932 - August 21, 2013

A private service will be held at a later date.
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Francis A. Schmidt

August 7, 1925 - August 21, 2013

Francis A. Schmidt ("Bylo" and "Smitty"), 88, of Moorhead, MN, died Wednesday, August 22, 2013 in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN. He was born August 7th, 1925 in Plumber, Minnesota to Charles and Anne (Mars) Schmidt. After losing his mother when he was nine years old, Francis joined the family band, playing trumpet and drums, in order to help make ends meet. The "Smith Brothers" band...
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John E. Fairbanks

October 25, 1934 - August 18, 2013

John E. Fairbanks, 78, of Walker, MN, died Sunday, August 18, 2013, in Sanford Health's Palliative Care Center, Fargo, ND.
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Professor Eugene A. Philipps

October 22, 1931 - August 18, 2013

Funeral arrangements are pending for a visitation at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, followed by a funeral in Chicago, IL.
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Delbert D. Tysdal

November 17, 1944 - August 17, 2013

Delbert D. Tysdal, 68, of Glyndon, MN, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013, in Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND. Delbert was born November 17, 1944, in Fergus Falls, MN, to Bert and Emma (Abel) Tysdal. He grew up and attended school in Fergus Falls. Following high school, he continued his education at Drake College in Florida where he received his BS in Accounting. On May 22, 1965, he...
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Myron F. Geldreich

October 2, 1926 - August 17, 2013

Myron Geldreich, 86, Hawley, MN, died on Saturday, August 17, 2013, in Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Myron F. Geldreich was born on October 2, 1926, in Brampton, ND, to Ernest and Amelia (Reisenweber) Geldreich. He grew up and attended school there and then farmed with his father. He served in the U.S. Army and then returned to Brampton for a time. He moved to Hawley, MN, and worked at the Hawley...
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Bernice H. White

November 22, 1923 - August 15, 2013

Bernice Helen (Tufton) White passed away peacefully August 15, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at Harmony River Assisted Living in Hutchinson, Minnesota. Bernice was born in Moorhead Minnesota on November 22, 1923 to Oliver and Florence Tufton of Kragnes, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at North Buffalo Lutheran Church in Kragnes. Following graduation from Moorhead High School...
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Andrew J. Vanyo

June 26, 1933 - August 15, 2013

Andrew J. Vanyo, 80, Moorhead, MN, died on Thursday, August 15, 2013, in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Andrew J. Vanyo, Jr., was born on June 26, 1933 in Tabor, MN, to Andrew J. and Anna (Yurko) Vanyo. He attended rural school near Tabor, a mile and a half from his home and was taught by his sister Irene. He completed grade school in Alvarado. High school was completed at Crosier Seminary in Onamia...
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Trygve S. Simenson

February 8, 1926 - August 10, 2013

Trygve S. "Bud" Simenson, 87, of Hawley, MN, died Saturday, August 10, 2013 in Pioneer Cottages, Fergus Falls, MN. Trygve "Bud" Sigurd Simenson was born on February 8, 1926, in Hawley, MN to Sigurd and Ida (Leverson) Simenson. He grew up North of Hawley, MN and attended country school and Hawley High School. Bud served in the United States Navy from 1944 – 1946. After returning from the...
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Irene J. Globstad

June 2, 1921 - August 10, 2013

Irene June Globstad, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes, MN. Irene was born on June 2, 1921 in Audubon, MN to Severt and Mabel (Erickson) Balken. She attended rural country school in Audubon. She did domestic work for many years. Irene married Selmer Globstad on September 27, 1942. They lived south of Lake Park on the family farm and...
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Pern Pj Canton

September 18, 1917 - August 7, 2013

PERN (PJ) CANTON Pernell J. Canton passed away on August 7, 2013 at the age of 95. Pern was a resident of the Eventide Living Center in Moorhead since May 2013. He was born September 18, 1917, on a farm near Hartland, ND to John W. and Randina (Alfstad) Canton. He spent most of his youth in Watson, MN, but graduated from high school in 1935 in Henning, MN. He attended Concordia College in...
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Chad E. Martin

August 29, 1956 - August 6, 2013

Chad E. Martin, 56, of Moorhead, MN passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer on August 6, 2013, surrounded by his family. Chad was born on August 29, 1956, to Ronald and Virginia (Lawyer) Martin in Huron, SD. He attended grade school in Hitchcock, SD, and moved with his family to Redfield, SD, in 6th grade. Chad graduated from Redfield High School in 1974. He married Susan G....
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Faye Marie Ness

August 6, 1960 - August 5, 2013

Faye Marie Ness, 52 of Woodbury, MN passed away on August 5, 2013 at St. Josephs Hospital in St. Paul, MN She was born August 6, 1960 to Gerald and Cleone (Luchau) Ness in Perham, MN. Faye graduated from Perham High School in 1978. She attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota in St. Paul and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. Later, Faye earned another...
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Earl G. Braseth

May 29, 1931 - August 4, 2013

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Helen Erickson

March 15, 1933 - August 3, 2013

Helen A. Erickson, 80, of Moorhead, MN, died Saturday August 3, 2013 at Lake Mills Care Center, Lake Mills, Iowa. Helen Ann Erickson was born March 15, 1933 in Pelican Rapids, MN to Newell and Anna (Resset) Crow. She grew up in Pelican Rapids, graduating from Pelican Rapids High School in 1951. She earned a B.S. from Concordia College in Moorhead in 1955 with a major in Elementary Education...
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David L. Fortier

January 24, 1952 - August 2, 2013

David L. Fortier, 61, Fargo, ND, died on Friday, August 2, 2013, in his home in Fargo. David was born on January 24, 1952, in Fargo, ND, to Lawrence and Gloria (Adamy) Fortier. He grew up and attended school in Fargo at Holy Spirit, Shanley and graduated from Fargo North High School. Dave drove over the road truck for many years and then worked at Larry's Auto Body. He was known for his big heart...
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Rylie Efterfield

October 17, 1997 - July 28, 2013

Rylie Efterfield, 15, Hawley, MN, died on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in her home in Hawley. Rylie Amber Efterfield was born on October 17, 1997, in Fargo, ND. She grew up and attended school in Hawley, where she played on the volleyball team. She enjoyed photography and never missed her brother's and sister's wrestling matches. She loved spending time with her cousins. Rylie is survived by her mother...
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Gene J. Lund

October 3, 1921 - July 27, 2013

Gene J. Lund died at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead, MN on July 27, 2013. He was born October 3, 1921 at the home of his parents, Reuben and Meta (Ebert) Lund in Lafayette, MN. He was baptized November 3, 1921 and confirmed on March 15, 1936 at First Lutheran Church, Lafayette. Gene married Louise Ekstam in Laurens, Iowa on October 14, 1951. Gene excelled in academics and athletics at New...
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Virginia Quiggle

December 21, 1925 - July 24, 2013

Virginia Rose Quiggle, 87 of Moorhead died July 24, 2013 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead, MN. She was born December 21, 1925 in Fargo, ND to Emil and Philomena (Coster) Matthys. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo in 1943 and then attended Business School for two years. On October 24, 1946, after World War II, she married Earl Joseph Quiggle at St. Anthony's Church in Fargo. ...
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Lorraine Finney

September 21, 1931 - July 23, 2013

Lorraine Finney, 81, of Georgetown, MN, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Lorraine Ziegler was born on September 21, 1931 in Georgetown Township to Carl and Veryle (Barclay) Ziegler. She grew up in Georgetown and graduated high school in Hendrum, MN. Lorraine married Milton Finney and together they had three sons and a daughter. She stayed home and raised her children...
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Bertha L. Otteson

April 22, 1915 - July 22, 2013

Bertha Lenora Otteson, 98, of Moorhead, MN, formerly of Wolverton, MN, died Monday, July 22, 2013, in Eventide Lutheran Home. Bertha was born to Ole and Josephine (Prevost) Otteson on April 22, 1915, the youngest of ten children. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Sena Opoien, Olga Stevenson, Annie Ness, Walter Otteson, William Otteson, Winnie Miller, Elizabeth Stockwell,...
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Ethel I. Quiggle

July 25, 1922 - July 22, 2013

Ethel Irene Quiggle, 90, of Moorhead, MN passed into eternal life July 22, 2013. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. , Thursday, July 25 (her birthday) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moorhead, with one hour visitation prior to the service. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead, where she will be laid to rest next to her parents. She was born July 25,...
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Gordon D. Swanson

August 9, 1941 - July 21, 2013

Gordon Dennis Swanson died unexpectedly from a heart attack on Sunday July, 21, 2013. Gordon was born on August 9, 1941 at St Ansgar Hospital, Moorhead, MN to Sigfred(Sig) and Ella(Orud)Swanson. He was baptized in Salem Lutheran Church, Wolverton, MN and confirmed at Concordia Lutheran Church rural Glyndon. He attended 12 years of school at the Moorhead State Teachers College School and...
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Gary R. Culp

September 24, 1940 - July 16, 2013

Gary R. Culp, 72, of Audubon, MN, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Billings, MT. Gary Raymond Culp was born on September 24, 1940 in Ada, MN, first born child of Ray and Margie Culp. His childhood was spent on the family farm, where he attended Borup Elementary and High School. He enjoyed playing basketball and football and drove the school bus for a short time,...
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Gregory G. Trostad

January 25, 1954 - July 16, 2013

Gregory G. Trostad, 59, lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in his home in Moorhead surrounded by his loving family, and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Gregory Gale Trostad was born on January 25, 1954 in Duluth, MN, to Alden and MaryLou (Gude) Trostad. He grew up in MN, SD and IL. Greg enjoyed working for Gateway Building Systems in West Fargo. He loved...
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Travis K. Burnside

November 14, 1977 - July 10, 2013

Travis Keith Burnside, 35, of Moorhead, MN died Wednesday at his home. He graduated with the class of 1996 from Moorhead High school, served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Hood, TX from where he was deployed to Bosnia/Kosovo in 1998. He attended Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Moorhead where he earned an associates degree in detail and design, and was on the Dean's...
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Harriet Louise Powers

May 22, 1924 - July 10, 2013

Harriet Louise Powers, 89, of Casselton, ND, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Harriet(middle name)was born on May 22, 1924 in Moorhead, MN to Emmanuel and Julia (Brandvold) Kolke. She grew up in Moorhead, where she graduated from Moorhead High School in 1942. Harriet attended Interstate Business College, Fargo, ND and graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead. She...
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Darlene Cox

September 21, 1937 - July 10, 2013

Darlene Faye Cox, 75, of Moorhead went on to be with the Lord on July 10, 2013. She had fought cancer valiantly with help from her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Darlene was born in Fargo to Arvid and Alma (Stensrud) Larson on September 21, 1937. She grew up in Averill, MN, on the family farm. She graduated from Glyndon High School in 1955 and then attended Business College in Fargo....
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Richard E. Becker

September 30, 1966 - July 8, 2013

Richard E. (Rick) Becker, 46, Ulen, MN, died July 8, 2013, in Sakakawea Medical Center, Hazen, ND. Rick was born September 30, 1966, in Moorhead, MN, to Thomas E. and Hazel (Morehart) Becker. He grew up and attended school in Moorhead and then joined the Job Corps, serving in Anaconda, MT, where he graduated from high school. Rick worked at Mid-America Steel in Fargo, then attended truck driver...
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Lori C. Long

August 15, 1955 - July 8, 2013

Lori C. Long, 57, of Detroit Lakes, MN, lost her battle to cancer on Monday, July 8, 2013 in her home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lori Christine Englund was born on August 15, 1955 in Flandreau, SD to Ernie and Lavonne Englund. She grew up in Tyler, MN where she graduated from high school. Lori married Steve Long on July 8, 2013. She had a love for fashion and clothes....
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Michael L. Livdahl

January 25, 1994 - July 7, 2013

Michael (Mike) Livdahl passed away at the age of 19 on July 7, 2013 in Fargo, ND. Mike was born to Robert Livdahl and Tammy Kugler on January 25, 1994 in Denver, CO. Mike grew up in Lake Park, MN and graduated from Hawley High School in Hawley, MN in 2012. He enjoyed his friends and being involved in many different activities. He loved snowmobiling, BMX racing, wrestling, baseball, football,...
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Carol J. Erickson

December 26, 1932 - July 5, 2013

Carol J. Erickson, 80, of Hawley, MN, died Friday, July 5, 2013 in Viking Manor Nursing Home, Ulen, MN. Carol Jeanette Dauner was born on December 26, 1932 at home near Hawley, to William and Lucy (Luthi) Dauner. She grew up in Hawley, graduating from Hawley High School. She worked as a waitress at Ben Lee Café before marrying Wesley D. Erickson on June 24, 1951. They farmed together for...
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LeRoy O. Jacobson

December 18, 1923 - July 4, 2013

LeRoy O. Jacobson, 89, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo, ND. LeRoy was born in Wolverton, MN, on December 18, 1923, to Axel and Dorthea (Olson) Jacobson. He grew up on the family farm and later continued farming on his own in Christine, ND, until retiring in 1978. On January 10, 1987, he married Leona Weidner in Fargo, ND. Together they...
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David E. Wilcox

December 9, 1984 - July 3, 2013

David Wilcox, 28, formerly of Minneapolis, died July 3, 2013 in Sacramento, CA. A celebration of David's life will be held at a later date. David became part of our family and hearts from Brazil along with his sister Carolyn. We will so miss not having you here but we rejoice you are at home. David is survived by his parents, Charlie and Becky Wilcox of Ramsey, MN; brother, Kyle Wilcox of...
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Ernie Michelsen

November 29, 1932 - July 1, 2013

Ernest (Ernie) P. Michelsen, age 80, passed away on July 1, 2013, in his home. Ernie was born to Hazel (Uhde) and William Michelsen, Sr. He was raised by Art and Frieda Strand on a farm in Estherville Township, North of Regan, ND. Following his fascination with radio, he attended NDSSS and Northwest Institute of St. Paul taking classes in radio transmission. After finishing school, he spent two...
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Maurice G. Olsgaard

May 20, 1920 - June 29, 2013

Maurice Olsgaard, 93, Moorhead, MN, died on Saturday, June 29, 2013, in his home at Linden Tree Circle, Moorhead. Maurice was born on May 20, 1920, in Fargo, ND, to Jens and Esther (Gustafson) Olsgaard. He grew up and attended school at Rustad, MN, and then farmed with his dad there. When he turned 21, he became the first draftee in Clay County during WWII. He served in France, Belgium and...
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Myrtle Corneliussen

December 21, 1920 - June 28, 2013

Myrtle Corneliussen, 92, Crookston, MN, died on Friday, June 28, 2013, in Villa St. Vincent, Crookston. Myrtle Lyngby was born on December 1, 1920, in Hannaford, ND, to Mathias and Karen (Thuen) Lyngby. She grew up and attended school there. Myrtle married Carl Wrede on July 21, 1940, in Moorhead, MN, and he died on June 2, 1973. She married Melvin Corneliussen on August 23, 1968 in Rustad, MN,...
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Beth Ann Fox

September 7, 1955 - June 27, 2013

Beth passed on to the spirit world peacefully on June 27, 2013. Beth Ann Fox was born on September 7, 1955, near the Spirit Lake Nation of which she is an enrolled member. She is the daughter of Maridelia Longie. Her formative years were spent at Fort Totten, North Dakota, where she lived with her mother, sister Mary, grandparents Henry and Agnes Longie, uncles James Littleghost Longie,...
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Vivian I. Hoppe

November 14, 1927 - June 27, 2013

Vivian I. Hoppe, 85, Moorhead, MN, died on Thursday, June 27, 2013, in the Golden Living Center. Vivian Quinnild was born on November 14, 1927, on the family farm near Comstock, MN, to Henry and Dagney (Odegaard) Quinnild. She grew up and attended school there, graduating from Comstock High School. Vivian married Frank Hoppe on December 4, 1946 in Comstock, MN, and they made their home on a farm...
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Faye Ann Robley

August 15, 1956 - June 25, 2013

Faye Ann Robley, 56, Fargo, ND, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in her home in Fargo. Faye was born on August 15, 1956, in Pelican Rapids, MN, to Douglas and Mildred (Haugrud) Robley. She grew up and attended school in Hawley, MN, graduating from Hawley High School in 1974. She graduated from Moorhead Tech School and then went to work for the Fargo Country Club, eventually working her way up...
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Patricia Hovde

March 17, 1946 - June 24, 2013

Patricia Hovde, 67, of Fargo, ND, died June 24, 2013, in her home in Fargo, ND. Patricia "Patty" Sue (Anderson) Hovde was born on St. Patrick's Day in Fargo. She attended Washington Elementary, Ben Franklin Jr. High, graduated from Fargo Central in 1964, and went on to business school. She married Bob Hovde and together they had two sons, Cody and Brett. Patty was a cancer survivor conquering...
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Verlayne Swenson

November 25, 1925 - June 22, 2013

Verlayne A. Swenson, 87, of Hittlerdal, MN, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Viking Manor Nursing Home, Ulen, MN. Funeral arrangements are pending.
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Diane M. Haugen

December 17, 1958 - June 19, 2013

Diane Haugen, age 54 of Dilworth, Minnesota died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 19. Diane was born December 17, 1958 to Vince and Shirley Haugen. She grew up in Moorhead and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1977. In 1981, she graduated from NDSU. Diane had many jobs in sales, including at WDAY, Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble and Abbott Pharmaceuticals. Later, she fulfilled a dream,...
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Eloise M. Snell

November 8, 1917 - June 19, 2013

Eloise (Burrill) Snell The fully lived life of Eloise Margaret Snell, 95, of Moorhead came to a peaceful end Wednesday, June 19, with family by her bedside. Eloise was born in Minneapolis on November 8, 1917, the daughter of Rene and Molly (Long) Paradis. The family resided in Richfield, Minnesota, where Eloise graduated with honors from Holy Angels High School. While attending the University...
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Adelaide Sherarts

December 8, 1914 - June 15, 2013

Adelaide Richards was born on December 8th, 1914. She was educated at facilities for the deaf. She had 8 siblings. She spent her younger years working as a waitress and a housekeeper. She married Ellis Sherarts whom she had met at the Faribault School for the Deaf. He preceded her in death as well as all her siblings. She resided at the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center for 27 years...
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Jerry Garvey

October 10, 1935 - June 14, 2013

Funeral arrangements are pending for a service in Brooklyn Center, MN.
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Randy W. Petermann

May 20, 1955 - June 13, 2013

Randy W. Petermann, 58, of Dilworth, MN, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, June 13, 2013, in his home in Dilworth. Randy Wayne Petermann was born on May 20, 1955, in Moorhead, MN, to Charles and Lorilee (Barth) Petermann. He grew up in Hawley, MN, where he graduated from Hawley High School in 1973. He worked on the family farm with his father. Randy also did custom combining in...
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Cleon Manston

April 7, 1930 - June 11, 2013

Cleon Manston, 83, Fargo, ND, died on Monday, June 11, 2013 in Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo, ND. Cleon Manston was born on April 7, 1930, in Moorhead, MN to Bert and Cora (Helgeson) Manston. He graduated from Barnesville High School and also from Interstate Business College in Fargo. Cleon enlisted in the Army in 1950 and served in Korea where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was...
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William L. Robideau, Jr.

August 29, 1940 - June 9, 2013

William L. "Red" Robideau, Jr., 72, of Roseville, MN, formerly, Dilworth, MN, died Sunday, June 9, 2013 in the Veteran's Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN. William Leroy Robideau, Jr. was born August 29, 1940, in Fargo, ND to William Sr. and Harriet (Larson) Robideau. He graduated from Dilworth High School in 1958. Red attended St. Thomas University before enlisting in the United States Navy. He...
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Sylvia Burtness

February 5, 1937 - June 8, 2013

Sylvia C, (Sather) Burtness, 76, Moorhead, MN, died on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in the Evergreens, Moorhead, MN, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Sylvia C. Sather was born on Feb 5, 1937, at Ulen, MN, to Carl and Bernice (Garden) Sather. She grew up and attended school there, graduating from Ulen High School in 1954. She then attended and graduated from Interstate Business...
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Harold Bonawitz

November 13, 1923 - June 7, 2013

Harold A. Bonawitz, 89, of Fargo, ND, died on Friday, June 7, 2013, in Essentia Medical Center, Fargo, ND. Harold was born November 13, 1923, in Greenbush, MN, to Raymond and Agnes (Nelson) Bonawitz. He grew up and attended school in Fargo, ND. In 1943, he entered the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Harold married Joyce Voldness on August 28, 1949, in Thief River Falls,...
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Jan Lee

July 8, 1939 - June 7, 2013

Jan (Perkins) Lee, 73, Fargo, ND, died on Friday, June 7, 2013, surrounded by her family in Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Janice Elaine Perkins was born on July 8, 1939, in Hawley, MN, to Fred and Nina (Quam) Perkins. She grew up and attended rural school there, graduating from Hawley High School in 1957. Jan married James V. Marchand in 1958. She later married Greg Selzler in 1969. She was a...
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