Current Obituaries - (Obituaries are posted for one week)

Betty Ann Caillier died peacefully at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN on May 30, 2016, at the age of 84. Betty was born on April 6, 1932 in Crookston, MN to Frank and Grace (Van Raden) Dowdle. She attended Cathedral High School in Crookston. On May 15, 1951, Betty was united in marriage to Stephen Caillier at Cathedral Catholic Church in Crookston. They resided in Crookston for a few years until moving onto the family farm outside of Gentilly, where they raised their four children-Edward, Daniel, Craig, and Cheryl.  Betty took great pride in raising her family and keeping up with all the activities of a busy, growing farm. She enjoyed taking care of a large garden which included canning and freezing vegetables for the winter. She also enjoyed family trips to the Twin Cities to visit her siblings. Betty will be remembered most for her gifts of conversation and sense of humor. She always had a story to tell. Trips to the Dairy Queen for a strawberry sundae meant the world to her. Betty enjoyed playing and riding bike with her grandchildren. Betty is survived by her husband of 65 years, Stephen. Her children, Edward (Linda) Caillier of Vadnais Heights, MN, Daniel (Lana) Caillier of Gentilly, MN, Craig (Renee) Caillier, of Thief River Falls, MN, and Cheryl (Dale) Amiot of Brooklyn Park, MN; grandchildren-Aaron, Timothy, Ross, Jeffrey, Jordan, Jessica, Jacob, and step-grandchildren, Katie and Kelly;  7 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her brother Charles (Camille) Dowdle of Cambria, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Cathy, Bill, and Jerry. A funeral Mass will be said at 11am, Friday, June 3, 2016, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the Mass.  Burial will be in the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Gentilly, MN. The family of Betty Caillier would like to extend sincere appreciation and thanks to the staff at Villa St Vincent Nursing Home for the care and compassion she received throughout her years there.

 

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Beatrice Irene (Urness) Smith, 91, of Crookston, MN, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday evening May 18, 2016 at the Villa St. Vincent. The funeral service for Bea Smith will be held on Saturday June 4, at 1:00 pm with visitation 1 hour before the service at the Evangelical Covenant Church, Crookston, MN.  Burial will take place in the Hafslo Cemetery of rural Crookston, MN.  Visitation will be on Friday June 3, from 5 to 7 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston, MN. Bea was born on the family farm in rural Crookston, MN on March 15, 1925, the daughter of Henry and Lottie (Solie) Urness.  Bea was baptized and confirmed in the Christian Faith at the Hafslo Lutheran Church.  She grew up in rural Crookston and attended District 75 country school and graduated from 8th grade in 1939.  On December 22, 1941, Bea was united in marriage to Daniel R. Smith of Blackduck, MN at the Hafslo Church parsonage in Crookston.  Dan and Bea made their home in Crookston where they were devoted members of the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Bea was involved with the Covenant Women’s Prayer Knitting Group, Covenant Women’s Ministries, and received special recognition and honors for her long time service. Bea was employed at the Minnesota Bean and Pea Co. from 1958 to 1969.  She was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family, gardening and canning, and was well known for her baking around town.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting, and belonging to a knitting club.  Bea read and studied her Bible daily and prayed for her family and friends. Following the death of her husband Dan on May 22, 1996, she remained in her home on Riverside Ave caring for her garden and flowers.  Bea became a resident of The Summit Assisted Living in 2007 and The Villa St. Vincent in 2015. Bea is survived by her children Janice (Ken) Michalicek of Blackduck, MN, Nancy (Jerry) Rude of Tacoma, WA, Vickie (Shane) Campbell of Prescott, AZ, Ronald (Beverly) Smith of Tacoma, WA, and Lori (Daniel) Johnshoy of Crookston, MN, and 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister Eunice Sondrol of Crookston. Bea was preceded in death by a son Daniel Richard Smith, Jr, who died on August 1, 1946; her husband Dan, her parents, a brother Harold Urness, and a sister LuVerne Berglund. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the Evangelical Covenant Church building fund or the Hafslo Cemetery Fund.

 

 

 

 

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Beverly Lyons, of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Greenleaf Assisted Living in Thief River Falls, MN, surrounded by her loving family.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake Falls, MN, with Reverend Gary Graff Officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday, May 30, 2016, with a 7:00 PM prayer service at Johnson Funeral service in Red Lake Falls.  Visitation will also take place one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Beverly Lyons was born April 18, 1930 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of Joseph Scheiblauer and Ernestine (Litzenberg). Her mother passed away when Bev was 4 years old. She grew up quickly, learning to take care of the cooking and cleaning for her dad and 2 older brothers - Bruce and Joseph.  After her father remarried she gained a step-brother, Dick. In Elementary school she learned how to Swedish embroider, which was something she enjoyed to do the rest of her life.
She met her husband, Henry Skala while working at the local drug store in St. Paul. In October of 1947 they were united in marriage. The couple returned to Red Lake Falls and lived on the family farm where they raised their four children - Joseph, Eugene, Kathleen, and Karen.
In 1964 she moved to Miles City, MT, where she was united in marriage to Vince Lyons. They lived in Chehalis, WA.  Bev graduated from Centralia College with a BS at the age of 55. She then went on to cosmetology school in Tacoma, WA, and later owned and operated a beauty salon.
Beverly enjoyed fancy cooking, baking, decorating, flowers, and sewing. She loved watching the hummingbirds from her many feeders. She loved the ocean.
Beverly is survived by her children, Eugene (Judy) Skala of Red Lake Falls, MN, Kathleen Skala of Red Lake Falls, MN, and Karen (Mike) Knott of Red Lake Falls, MN; 7 grandchildren, Elizabeth Skala, Anna (Bryce) Weisbeck, Adam (special friend Grace Matz) Skala and Natasha Skala, Kristin (special friend Colby Scheneman) Knott, Ben Knott, and Christopher Knott; 3 great-grandchildren Jordyn, Mya, and Jaxon; step-brotherm, Dick (Karen) Evans of Chicago, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Henry and Vincent; parents; infant son; son Joseph; and brothers, Joseph and Bruce.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the Minnesota Greenleaf Staff and aids for their special care.

 

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Robert Wayne Raymond, of Crookston passed away May 27, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Red Lake Falls, MN to Onezime and Helen (Perreault) Raymond. He graduated from Crookston High School and went to work for Harlen’s Body Shop. He married Lynda Booren of Thief River Falls, MN. They had three children.
Later Robert married Diane Morisette and opened up his own body shop called Bob’s Custom Auto after working for Purolator Corp. for two years.
His hobbies included car shows, traveling, cooking, and especially flower gardening.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Thomas Jay; and his stepfather, Carl Arvesen.
He is survived by his wife Diane; daughter Kristine Raymond of Fairhope, AL; sons, Robert (Laurie) Raymond of East Grand Forks, James Bregier of Crookston, David (Michelle) Bregier of Detroit Lakes, MN; brothers, Steve (Carol) Raymond of Mankota, MN, Larry (Bonnie) Raymond of Fairfield Bay, AR; sister, Lucie (Paul) Clubb of Tampa, FL.; twelve grandchildren, Ashley, Josh, Jordan, Courtney, Austin, McKenna, Joe, Jesse, Jacob, Desiree, Danika, and Alex; and three great-grandchildren, Morgan, Tristan, and Alyssa.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston, MN.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Crookston, MN. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral and Cremation Service are in charge of the arrangements.


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Jean Hagl passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Center (Mercy Hospital) in Coon Rapids, MN at the age of 80 years young surrounded by her family.  Her memory will stay etched in our hearts forever.
Jean was born on December 1, 1935 in Thief River Falls, MN the daughter of Raymond & Gladys (Peterson) Johanneck. She was raised in the area and graduated from Lafayette High School.
Jean was united in marriage to Donald Frank Hagl on September 17, 1955  where the couple lived and farmed in rural Red Lake Falls.  Jean worked as a teller in the local bank during her early years of their marriage. 
Jean was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph's Guild, American Legion Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters of America and St. Anne's Society.
Jean was an avid sports fan.  She loved going to all her children's football, basketball and volleyball games, track meets and many other activities.  After her children graduated, she spent much of her time gardening and taking care of her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed working at the American Legion Club in Red Lake Falls for many years.  Family was always where Jean was the happiest.  Family was everything to her. 
Jean is survived by her 7 children: Timothy and wife Janet of Red Lake Falls, Pamela and husband Todd of Ramsey, Susan and husband Larry of Hawley, Mark of Red Lake Falls, Lori  and husband Neal of Gentilly, MN, Michael and wife Sabrina of Twin Falls, ID and Peter and wife Lori of Red Lake Falls; 16 grandchildren: Sarah, Angie, Lisa, Stephanie, Katie, Andrew, Amy, Eric, Kayla, Austin, Chase, Benjamin, Alexandria, Christopher, Nicole and Beth;  11 great grandchildren: Emma, Matthew, Joshua, Sophia, Myles, Harper, Nicholas, Mandy, Luke, Cora and baby Jordan; siblings Gerald (Jacqueline) Johanneck, Oak Creek, WI, Herbert (Lois) Johanneck, Carol Audette and James (Waivel) Johanneck, all of Red Lake Falls, MN and Joseph (Penny) Johanneck, Moorhead, MN along with many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by husband, Donald, in 1997; one brother John; one sister, Marion; parents; brother-in-law, LeRoy Audette.

 

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Veronica Brommenschenkel, Ada, Minnesota passed away at the age of 94, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Funeral Mass: 10:30AM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: 5-7PM Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN. Interment: Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN.Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home

 

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Harold Avery Walters, 92 of Erskine, MN passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center at Erskine, MN. Funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake Falls, MN. Burial will be held at First English Cemetery at Mentor, MN. Visitation will be held 9 AM until the time of service on Wednesday. Harold Avrey Walters was born April 20, 1924 near Medilia, MN son of Lewis and Nellie (Conroy) Walters. As a young child the family moved to Mapleton, MN. In 1944 Harold enlisted in the US Army and served in WWII and was honorable discharged in 1946. On November 4, 1947 he was united in marriage to Kathryn Burma at Mapleton, MN. The couple made their home in Montgomery, MN and later moved to Mentor, MN. They were blessed with 7 children. Harold farmed most of his life, he also worked at the turkey plant in Fairbault, MN. He enjoyed auction sales and restoring antique tractor and visiting. He moved to Nimens Espagard and then Pioneer Memorial Care Center. He is survived by his children, David Walters of Brooks, MN, Virginia Horejsi of Montgomery, MN, Betty (Roman) Jindra of Montgomery, MN Dennis (Nora) Walters of Mentor, MN, Sally (Clifford) Martell of Borup, MN, George (Vicki) Walters of Erskine, MN; 16 grandchildren Ralph, Brian, Michael, Peggy, Tammy, Keith, Karen, Roxanne, Gerald, Jessica, Kim, Carie, Matthew, Dorothy, McKayla and Kyle; 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren, son-in-law Oliver Kimbro of Oklee, MN; siblings Lewis Walters of Thatcher, AZ, Ronnie (Diane) Walters of Wells, MN and Florence Gilister of Albert Lea, MN several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Margie Walters and brother-in-law Ted Sipple. He is preceded in death by his wife Kathryn, parents daughter Mary Jane Walters Kimbro, infant son and grandsons Jack Dean Walters, Robert Horejsi and Dale Walters; daughter-in-law Theresa Walters; siblings Willis, Willard, Earl, Francis and Dale, Doris Bach, Margaret Lang and Nellie Sipple. Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com

 
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LeVonne Grove, 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2016 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. LeVonne was born on August 6, 1935, in Crookston, MN to Nordean and Alice.  He enjoyed biking, ice fishing at Lake of the Woods, and fishing in the summer time off of a pontoon.  He will be missed at Oak Courts by all of his friends, who he associated with and picked on. LeVonne is preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Nordean, and a sister, Jeanie. He is survived by siblings Gary (Mavis), Sherlon, Darrell, Don (Cheryl), Cheryl (Russell) Hince, Rodney (Diane), and many other relatives and friends. There will be a memorial service at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 1 pm with a visitation one hour prior to the service


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LouEllen Randall, age 82, of Crookston, MN, passed away on May 19, 2016. A memorial service will be held at Villa St. Vincent Chapel in Crookston, MN, on Friday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation at 9:00 a.m.
Patricia Lou Ellen Virginia Randall was born to Clarence and Ellen (Zakrison) Voxland of McIntosh, MN on June 10, 1933. Lou Ellen graduated high school from the Crookston A.C., worked at the Sunset Nursing Home in McIntosh, and received her teaching certificate from Mayville State Teachers’ College. Lou Ellen worked as a school teacher in the Dakotas when one-room schools were the classrooms of the day. Lou Ellen married Charley Randall of Duluth, MN. To their union was born one son, Jack Charles Randall.
In her later years, Lou Ellen enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with the residents and staff at Villa St. Vincent nursing home.
Lou Ellen Randall is survived by her sister, Carole (Voxland) Charest of Battle Lake, MN; one son, Jack (Kathleen) Randall of Cameron, MO; one grandson, Jonathan (Britt Ingunn) Randall of Bergen, Norway; one granddaughter, Jennifer (Chris) Kern of Beverly, MA; five great-grandchildren, Natalie, Lisa, and Mia Randall and Jarvis and Annika Kern; two nephews, Mike (Lori) Charest of Amor, MN; and Larry (Kim) Charest of Battle Lake, MN; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous cousins.
Special thanks goes to Karen Donarski, Brad Giddings, and Kenneth and Harriet Rolf for all their care and love shown to Lou Ellen over the past years. Thank you to Pastor Bill Humiston and Pastor Bill Reck for encouraging and faithfully presenting the Gospel in their conversations with Lou Ellen. Thank you to the numerous residents and caregivers of Villa St. Vincent and Hospice of the Red River Valley for providing great care and kindness to Lou Ellen.
Lou Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Ellen and Clarence Voxland.
Services are being held at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, on Friday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home of Crookston, MN.

 

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Beatrice Smith, age 91, of Crookston, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston.  Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Crookston.  Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral and Cremation Service in Crookston Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m.  The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements. 

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