Current Obituaries - (Obituaries are posted for one week)

Sherry Kankel, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 28th in her home in Red Lake Falls after losing her courageous battle with cancer.  Her body may have given up, but her spirit lives on in the lives of those she touched. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, June 18th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN, with Father Bob LaPlante presiding.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Red Lake Falls, MN. Visitation will be held one hour before the funeral mass, from 8:00 am to 9:00 am on June 18th, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN. Sherry Lynn Rose Hince was born in a log cabin in Equality Township near Oklee, MN, the second of eight children born to Elmer and Marie Hince.  She graduated from Oklee High School at the age of 16 and went to work at the local bank. In 1959, Sherry married Dave Kankel from Red Lake Falls, and as she would often say, she moved from one end of the county to the other.  After a brief time in Thief River Falls, Sherry and Dave made their home in Red Lake Falls, where they raised six children.Sherry was an avid reader and student of history.  An active member of the Red Lake County Historical Society, Sherry partnered with Anne Healy to author/edit the Red Lake County History Book, published in 1976 to coincide with the Red Lake Falls Centennial celebration. A loving mother and wife, Sherry always put everyone else first.  She opened her home to many and hours of games, laughter, tears and plenty of coffee were enjoyed with her at the kitchen table. Sherry is survived by her children Kris (Dennis) Thorfinnson of Gillette, WY, Tracy Erickson of Andover, MN, Nancy Kankel (Ginny Staudt) of Lakeville, MN, Carol Jo of Red Lake Falls, MN, Erika (Ron) Knips of Lakeville, MN, and Karl (Marlo) Kankel of Lakeville, MN;   her seven grandchildren, Kayleigh (Kyle) Burns, Dane Erickson, Tanner Thorfinnson, Hannah Thorfinnson, Rylee Knips, Brody Knips, Reese Kankel, and Kellan Kankel; sisters Kathleen (Bill) McDonald, Mary (Rudy) Gunderson, brother Don (Erika) Hince; and many other relatives and friends. Sherry was preceded in death by her husband, David Kankel; parents, Elmer and Marie Hince; sisters Bonnie Roisland, Joan Lien, Margaret Hince; brother Robert Hince; and granddaughter Elizabeth Marie Thorfinnson.


                                                                                                                              
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Viola “Vi” Eklund, 99, Ada, MN, died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN. Viola Margaret Wichern was born August 2, 1916, at the home of her parents Charley and Ida (Felske) Wichern on a farm in Pleasant View Township, rural Ada. She was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasant View Township. Vi attended school at Washington School District 54. She graduated from Ada High School, in 1934, and Normal Teachers training in Ada. She taught rural schools in Norman County for seven years. Viola was united in marriage to Gust Eklund on December 30, 1939, at the Lockhart Parsonage.  Together, they farmed north of Ada until 1947, when they moved to Gully, MN, and managed a CO-OP General Store.  In 1949, they moved back to Ada and purchased Bangs Market, which they converted into a meat processing business. Vi continued working with Gust until they sold the store in 1972.  Vi and Gus celebrated their 50th anniversary early in October of 1989, due to weather concerns.  Shortly afterward, Gus died in a tragic accident while farming.  Vi began working for Montgomery Sales Co. in Ada and also worked for the election board for several years.  Vi was able to live at home until 2014, when she moved to Benedictine Care Community.Vi and Gust enjoyed fishing and spending time at their lake cabin on Strawberry Lake. They also liked to go dancing.  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.  She also made many quilts for Lutheran World Relief.  Vi looked forward to a cup of coffee with her friends at the Senior Center, and loved playing pinochle. Vi is survived by her son, Daniel, Ada, MN; grandson, Chad (Teri) Eklund, Ada, granddaughter, Angela Sager, Fargo, ND; great grandchildren: Parker and Isaac Sager, Devin Eklund, and a step great-grandson, Nik Sargent; one brother-in-law, Donald Eklund; and many nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Gust, sisters, Verna Evenstad, Mabel Ruch, and Dee Gilsoul, and a daughter-in-law, Claire Eklund.
Funeral: 11:00AM, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: Tuesday, June 14th from 5:00-7:00PM, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Lockhart, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, Minnesota  (218-784-4600)    
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Eugene Moser, 73, of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls with Father Bill DeCrans officiating. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Brooks, MN.
Visitation will be held Monday 5 – 8 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service at St. Joseph Catholic Church and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday
Eugene Wilhelm Moser was born June 27, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN son of the late Fred Wilhelm and Iva Christine “Connie” (Royer) Moser. The family moved to Brooks, MN in 1955. He attended School in Plummer, MN. Eugene met Shirley Hassel in McIntosh, MN. They were married on June 26, 1965 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brooks, MN. The couple made their home in Red Lake Falls, MN where Gene started working at Detroiter in 1963. He began working for Wilcox Plumbing and Heating in 1965 where he worked for 33 years. In 2007 Gene became self-employed, he operated “Gene’s Service and Repair” until retiring in 2014.
Gene enjoyed snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, fishing with his grandkids, camping, playing tractors and farm with great-grandsons, and time spent in his “smart shop”. He loved visiting and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Red Lake Falls JC’s and St. Joseph Catholic Church and an usher. The couple celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 26, 2015 with family at their favorite place, Lake of the Woods Warroad, MN.
Gene is survived by his wife of 50 years Shirley at Red Lake Falls, MN; Sandy Derosier (Dean Cardinal) of Red Lake Falls, MN and Scott (Janet) Moser of Brooklyn Park, MN; grandchildren Aaron (Ashley) Derosier, Eric Derosier (special friend Candra), Alex Derosier, Mariah Derosier and Madison Derosier, Zachary Moser, Joshua Moser and Nicholas Moser; great-grandchildren Lincoln and Emmett Derosier. Brother Fred T. Moser of Minneapolis, MN; Sisters Roseanne Budahl (Don Flyckt) of Walker, MN and Marilyn Moser of Milwaukee, WI, along with several nieces and nephews. In-law’s Walter (Karen) Hassel, Wanda (Jim) Westman, Mary Jo (Wayne) Knutson, Clarence Strom Jr.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents, sister Evon Marie Moser, in-laws Jennie (Clarence) Strom, Paul Hassel; sisters-in-law Ann Marie Fox and Kathy Moser.

 

 

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Arlene Minnie Florence Vrem, 77, of Crookston, Minnesota passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND  with her loving family by her side on June 11, 2016.  Arlene was born the eldest daughter of Gustav and Caroline Perchert on December 25, 1938 in Cooperstown, ND weighing only 2 pounds.   While growing up Arlene worked side by side with her father who lovingly called her "Tootie."   At the age of 16, Arlene waitressed in Fargo.  Arlene met the love of her life Vernon while at a carnival in Binford, ND.  The couple were united in marriage on November 24, 1957 in Cooperstown, ND.    Arlene and Vernon made their home in Tolna, ND where they were blessed with the birth of three children; Alan, Darrel and Pamela.   In 1964, the family moved to Crookston, MN.   They remained married for 53 years until Vernon passed away on December 19, 2011. 
While residing in Crookston, Arlene held various jobs including Johnny's Pizza and the Viking until she secured employment with the University of Minnesota Crookston where she remained for 28 years.  Arlene was loved by many of the students who frequently referred to her as "mom."  
Arlene loved spending time with her family, especially at Christmas her favorite holiday.  She enjoyed cooking and baking.  Her specialties were caramel rolls and homemade buns which she frequently shared with neighbors, friends and family.  Arlene thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her children, grand-children and great- grandchildren.    She loved playing cards which she still enjoyed doing every day. Arlene was an avid Bingo player where she met many friends.   Arlene loved to bowl and was on a league for several years.  
Arlene's excellent attitude and strong faith made her a survivor of skin cancer, breast cancer, and multiple strokes.  Arlene's motto in times of trouble was to have faith as "God moves Mountains." Arlene was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2008 which continued to progress.   Arlene has resided at Maple View Memory Care  in Grand Forks since November 2013.  She was kind, compassionate and loved by many.   Arlene leaves behind a family who adores her, and friends who will miss her very much.  May God bless Arlene's memory.
Arlene is survived by her children Alan (DeeAnn) Vrem of Monticello, MN, Darrel Vrem of East Grand Forks, MN, and Pamela (Wes) Coleman of Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren:  Joshua Vrem, Jonathan McGee, Justin McGee, Ashley McGee,  Ilse Coleman, and Zulieth Cryderman; great grandchildren:  Angelo McGee, Bear McGee, Maximus McGee, Alexander McGee, Gabriel McGee, Piper McGee, Adian Stone, Zayla Cryderman, and Gwenivere Cryderman, and Sister-In-Law Gloria Perchert.  
Arlene is preceded in death by her husband Vernon Vrem, sister Janice Borud, brother Jerome  Perchert, and  parentS Caroline and Gustav Perchert and five-day old infant grandson, Brandon James Vrem.  
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 5-7 PM with a prayer service starting at 7pm at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service in Crookston, MN. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 11 AM with a visitation one hour prior to service at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston, MN.

 

 

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Viola “Vi” Eklund, 99, Ada, MN, died Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN. Funeral: 11:00AM, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: Tuesday, June 14th from 5:00-7:00PM, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Lockhart, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, Minnesota  (218-784-4600)    www.fredriksonfh.com

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Shirley Doris Tabatt was born on August 20, 1938, in Elliot, ND, to Reinhold and Kathryn (Raile) Schock.  She attended school in Lisbon, Stirum, and Fargo, ND. Shirley married Robert Ray Tabatt on October 28, 1961 in Fargo, ND.  They lived in Fargo, ND until 1964 then moved to Crookston, MN. Shirley was employed at Dahlgren and Co for 30 years, and then at Tri-Valley Head Start for 8 years as a Head Start Bus Monitor. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and a long-time member of the Veteran’s Auxiliary in Crookston, MN. Shirley liked to go camping and fishing, and did so for many years at Pinehurst Resort with her husband Robert and daughter Tammy and Paul, and son Tim, Holly and girls.  She liked to play Farkle with her family and was an avid bingo player at the VFW and enjoyed gardening.  Shirley would talk with her hands and smile with her eyes, as she was a very loving person, but she had her strong German personality. Shirley is survived by her son Tim (Holly) Tabatt of Grand Forks, ND; Son-in-Law: Paul Lautt of Grand Forks, ND; Grandchildren: Ashley and Taylor Tabatt; Brothers: Lester Schock of Casselton, ND, Robert Schock of Lake Park, MN, Kenneth (Marlyn) Schock of Fargo, ND; Sister: Beverly (Richard) Brudevold of Mahnomen, MN, and many nieces,  nephews and other relatives. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents: Reinhold and Kathryn Schock; her loving husband Robert Tabatt; daughter: Tammy Lou Lautt;  sister: Agnes Pallum; brother-in-law: Marvin Pallum; brothers: Arloe Schock, Oscar Schock, Lyle Schock; sister-in-law: Charlotte Schock and Sharon Schock. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 17, 2016 at 1pm, with a visitation one hour prior to service, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service in Crookston, MN.

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Courtney Nelson, age 69, of Mentor, MN, passed away on Sunday, June 5th, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 10th, at Faith Lutheran Church in Mentor with the Rev. Michael Sletto officiating. Interment will be in Faith Lutheran Cemetery, Mentor. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, June 9th and for one hour prior to the service on Friday. All visitation will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Mentor. Military honors will be provided by the Vanderwaal-Lusty American Legion Post #421 and the National Guard Honors Team. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Erskine and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.


                                                                                                                               
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Lou Efta, 66, of rural Argyle, MN, passed away this last February, and his family is inviting all of his family and friends to remember Lou now that summer is here. A Celebration of Life, complete with full military honors, food and drink, will be held at his farm, 31883 300th St. NW, Argyle, MN, on Saturday, June 18th, at 2:00 PM. Military Honors Provided by: The Warren American Legion, Post #27 and The Minnesota National Guard.
Online Guestbook: www.DuBoreFuneralHome.com/notices/Lou-Efta


                                                                                                                               
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Carol Ann Peterson, 65, Halstad, Minnesota, died Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Halstad Living Center Chapel. Memorial Service:  2:00pm, Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Halstad Living Center Chapel, Halstad, MN.    Visitation: One hour before the service. Burial: Mapleton, ND Cemetery Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home Halstad, Minnesota (218-456-2000)    www.fredriksonfh.com


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 LeRoy I. Nielsen, 87, went home to the Lord Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Legends Transitional Care Center in McAllen. LeRoy was born in Crookston, Minnesota and lived in Alamo since 1993. He married the love of his life, Anna Marie Kraft on July 10, 1951 at Selfridge, ND. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Alamo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ethel Nielsen; a brother, Clarence Nielsen, Jr. and an infant brother, Melvin Nielsen. Mr. Nielsen is survived by his wife of 64 years, Anna Kraft Nielsen of Alamo; five children, Thomas Jerald Nielsen of Bountiful, UT, Jeffrey David Nielsen, Valerie Ann Tuseth both of Crookston, MN, Vanessa Marie Nielsen of Ogilvie, MN, Marilyn Kay Crombie, of Council Bluffs, IA; twelve grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Andrew Nielsen, Richard Nielsen, Lester Nielsen; and three sisters, Elaine Ditlovson, LaVonne Hockin and Elsie Hagen. A Memorial Mass will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Euclid. Interment of ashes will be at the Prairie View Cemetery.


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Ardis L. Grove, age 82 of Rochester, MN formerly of Climax, MN passed away February 11, 2016 at her home in Rochester.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 in the Sand Hill Lutheran Cemetery near Climax, Minnesota.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting with the local arrangements.


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Kenneth Leroy Bendickson, 71, of Albany, Oregon, passed away of cancer on May 27, 2016, surrounded by his three daughters and brother Gary Bendickson at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon. Ken was born and raised in Crookston, Minnesota. Ken married Shirley Ann Grove in 1965 and in 1970 they settled in Albany, Oregon. Ken loved the mountains, enjoyed photography, and always rode a motorcycle. After a long term marriage to Shirley, Ken remarried to Linda Joers. His children summarize his legacy as the important lessons he taught them; Love deeply, kiss and make up, share the candy bar, and practice the faithful act of tithing and relying on the Lord.  Ken is predeceased by father Charles Bendickson; mother Edith Olson; wife Linda Joers; brothers Clarence Bendickson, Roy Bendickson, Carrol Bendickson, Lloyd Bendickson, and Earl Bendickson. Ken is survived by brother Gary Bendickson; sister Barbara Thomas; brother Donny Benson; daughter Kim Rickman and husband Tim; daughter Kristy Forsberg and husband Todd Welstad; daughter Heather Bendickson; step-daughter Cindy Montague and husband Matt; step-son Stephen Joers and wife Kara; and 9 grandchildren Steven Montague, Spencer Mills, Britney Joers, Tiffaney Montague, Sebastain Joers, Claire Forsberg, Dahlia Rickman, Ben Forsberg, Caleb Rickman and 1 great grandchild Marissa Nicloe. Ken's Celebration of Life was held on May 31, 2016 at Crabtree Christian Church located at 37650 Crabtree Drive, Crabtree, Oregon 97335. Memorials and condolences can be sent to the family at this address.Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services.

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Alice Delorme, 95 of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center at Erskine, MN. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN with Father Bill DeCrans Officiating. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Red Lake Falls, MN.Visitation will be held on Saturday, 1 hour prior to the service at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN. Alice Delorme was born March 12, 1921 daughter of Michael and Delphine (Martell) Schue at Fischer, MN. She was raised and attended school in Fischer, MN. On July 7, 1943 she was united in marriage to George Delorme at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN. The couple made their home East of Red Lake Falls where they farmed. Alice worked at the Co-op store and also worked for the school district in the kitchen. Alice was a member of the Catholic Daughters, St. Ann’s Society and St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, fishing, crocheting and traveling with George. Alice was always willing to lend a helping hand where she could. She is survived by her son Donavon Delorme and friend (Sherry Plotnik)  of Red Lake Falls, MN; brother Bernard (Etta) Schue of Bismarck, ND; along with several nieces and nephews.Alice is preceded in death by her parents; husband George, siblings Lawrence Schue, Louis Schue, Joe Schue and Eva McDonald.


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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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