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Alma Luella Melhouse, 100, of Woodside Village, Heartland Neighborhood, in Grand Forks, ND, and a former longtime Crookston, MN resident, passed away peacefully in Woodside Village late Saturday afternoon, August 19, 2017, with family at her side.
Alma was born in Crookston, MN on November 18, 1916, one of 9 children of the union of Oscar and Amanda (Buxengard) Wermager. She grew up on the family farm near Crookston, was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, and attended District #288 country school. On April 20, 1939 Alma was united in marriage to Martin Arnold Melhouse at the Trinity Lutheran Church. The couple made their first home in Aitkin, MN, before returning to Crookston in 1943. Together they raised 2 daughters, Marlys and Alana. Throughout her life Alma was employed at Crookston businesses, including Sevard’s, Piggly Wiggly, and the Sweetheart Bread Store until her retirement in 1981. Sadly, Martin passed away on March 25, 1983. From 1989 thru 2004 Alma became actively involved as a Foster Grandparent with the Headstart Program of Tri-Valley. She thoroughly enjoyed her interaction with the kids and they, in turn, loved being with her.
Alma was a devoted, lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church and WELCA. Her favorite pastime was quilting, and she was a longtime member of both the Crookston Quilters and the Northstar Quilting Guild of Grand Forks. For many years she enjoyed gathering with friends at the Golden Link Senior Citizens Center in Crookston. Alma will be very sadly missed by her family and friends.
Family members include her 2 daughters: Marlys Melhouse of Encinitas, CA and Alana Roe of East Grand Forks, MN; her granddaughter, Maggie Roe of Burnsville, MN; 2 sisters, Esther Steffans of Fort Wayne, IN and Doris (Duane) Lien of Crookston, MN; brother, Orin “Bud” Wermager of Fort Wayne; sister-in-law, Emma (Andringa) Wermager of Fort Wayne; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.                      .
In addition to Martin, Alma’s beloved husband of 43 years, she was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Amanda Wermager; 5 sisters: Gilma Leonard, Odella Olson, Edlen (Wayne) Hutchinson, Mayme (Red) Perryman, and Elsie (Larry) Wolfe; her parents-in-law, Martin and Marie Melhouse; a brother-in-law, George Melhouse; 3 sisters-in-law: Emerald Taylor, Mabel Swanson, and Adeline (Larry) Fontaine; and niece, Betty Wilkens. May God bless the memory of Alma Luella Melhouse.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Alma Melhouse will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, August 25, 2017, in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston, MN, with Chaplain Suzi Grote of Woodside Village, officiating. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will take place in Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Alma’s name to the charity of choice.
www.stenshoelhouske.com.  

 

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Dr. Abdorrahman "Abdo" Alghamdi, 47, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his residence, Tuesday morning, August, 8, 2017. “Abdo” was born on September 13, 1969 in Bini Saeed, Saudi Arabia, where he was also raised. He began his studies at King Saud University where he earned his VMD and continued on to his English Program at Cornell University, earning his Masters, then his PhD at the University of Minnesota. He started his teaching career at Truman State University where he developed a love for teaching. Following that he worked at UMC teaching undergraduate students in many pre-veterinary and agricultural based programs, recently receiving his tenure. His research beyond teaching has not only inspired and been referenced, but also published in many areas of his field of research. He was well loved and respected all over the world for his intelligence, cooperation, and most of all his infectious smile, and kind heart. He tackled this world and all it had to offer with a great passion. He is survived by his wife, Kelly, stepson, Mark, brothers, Abdullah, Ali, Mohammed, Ahmed, & Abdulrahman, sisters, Azaa, & Saleha, as well as countless nieces/nephews, great nieces/nephews and many in-laws. Preceded in death by his Father, Saleh, Mother, Hamda, Brothers,Mtar, Eid ,Marzooq and sister, Fatima. His friends are also his family. The number of friends has been limitless and abundant of which shall carry his legacy on for generations. A celebration of life will take place at; 3 p.m. Friday, August, 25th U of M, Crookston, UTOC Arena 2900 University Avenue. Following the celebration at UMC there will be a send-off at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Crookston. In Lieu of Flowers, a memorial fund has been established to create scholarships/or grants to continue his mission. Also funds are being collected for several other organizations/charities. You may contact: zeewind68@yahoo.com for more information.  

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Doreen Mary Grove, 90, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, August 16, 2017, in the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, with loving family members at her side. She had been a resident of the Villa for the past 5 years.
Doreen was born in Kent, England on March 9, 1927, the daughter of William and Lillian (Waghorn) Collins. Lillian later married Jack Skinner, who became Doreen’s step-father until his passing. Doreen enjoyed a very close and loving relationship with her mother, during a very arduous time in the history of England. With the start of WWII, and the beginning of the almost daily bombings, all local schoolchildren were evacuated to London, leaving their parents behind. As Doreen was tearfully taken away she didn’t know if she would ever see her mother again. Thankfully they were reunited a few years later. While she was in London, Doreen met a young girl named Mary, who would become a lifelong friend. Even after Mary’s death, her own daughter, Jill, continued the friendship which carries on to this day with Doreen’s children. As a young woman, Doreen began working for a lawyer in Sherborne, England. She soon met a young American serviceman by the name of Clifford Raymond Grove who was stationed nearby. Their love blossomed, and Doreen and Cliff were united in marriage at Sherborne on July 18, 1945. Their 58 year marriage would be blessed by the births of 6 children: Shirley, Suzanne, Wayne, Jeff, Steve, and Denise. Cliff returned home after his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army Medical Corps in December of 1945. By regulation Doreen had to wait 6 months before she was able to join him. The couple settled in Detroit, MI where Cliff was schooled to be a metal fabricator. In 1949 they moved to Climax, where Cliff farmed, and then in 1952 to Oklee, MN, where he was employed at Nadeu Plumbing and Heating. Doreen very much enjoyed life near Oklee and the animals they had on their farm. In 1959 the family moved to Fisher, MN and Cliff was employed by Northern Plumbing and Heating in Crookston. In 1961 came a move to Crookston, which would become home for them to the present time. Cliff worked for Associated Plumbing and Heating until achieving his lifelong dream. The year 1978 marked the founding of Grove Heating and Air conditioning, with Cliff proudly joined in business by his sons, Wayne and Steve, and Doreen serving as Office Manager. They both retired at different time in the 1990’s.Sadly, Cliff passed away on January 4, 2004, leaving Doreen to carry on as the head of an ever-growing family.She loved to tell them all a wonderful story of how they were descendants of royalty. It seemed that her lineage dated back to a family by the name of Roberts, who werenot only a royal family, but the owners of a castle which still exists in Glasbury Park, County of Kent, England.Doreen was very proud of her English heritage and maintained an English garden throughout her life. Everyone who visited her homewas welcomedby her beautiful smile and, of course, a cup of English tea. Doreen was a very accomplished knitter, and everyone in her family has gotten a knitted baby gift at one time or another. She also loved to sew, crochet, and can fruits and vegetables to share with family and friends. For over 55 years Doreen was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She belonged to WELCA, taught Sunday School, and enjoyed many friendships within the Church’s Quilting Club. She received special recognition from St. Paul’s for being the Sunshine Person who remembered, with cards and visits, all the members residing in nursing homes.Doreen was very proud of her family and their accomplishments, and loved being mom, grandma, and great-grandma to each of them. May God richly bless Doreen’s memory.
Grateful to have been a part of her life are her 6 children: Shirley and Lane Hathaway of Princeton, ID, Suzanne and Ray St. Michel, and Wayne and Toni Grove, all of Mentor, MN, Jeff and Jody Grove of Mukwonago, WI, Steve and Emily Grove of Crookston, MN, and Denise Scott-Weber of Scottsdale, AZ; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a sister, Maureen Langran of Devon, England; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her beloved husband, Cliff, Doreen was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Jilly Ann Grove, who died on September 20, 1988; her mother, Lillian Skinner; brother, Vernon Collins; parents-in-law, Henry and Bertha Grove; and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the wonderful caregivers of Villa St. Vincent for making their Mom feel so safe and loved. 
The funeral service for Doreen Mary Grove will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, August 19, 2017, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston with The Rev. Bill Reck, officiating. Visitation will be at the church for one hour prior to the funeral.
Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston. Memorials may be given in Doreen’s name to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Quilters Group, the Villa St. Vincent Activities Fund, or Hospice of the Red River Valley.
www.stenshoelhoukse.com

 

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LeRoy "Wade" Oren, age 81, of Felton, MN, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Twin Valley Living Center in Twin Valley, MN. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Felton Cemetery. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life gathering beginning at 12:00 PM at the Felton Community Hall. Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home in Twin Valley. Online guestbook at www.andersonfamilyfh.com

 

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Emogene Solberg, age 89, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Saturday, August 12th, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20th, at Dovre Free Lutheran Church in Winger with the Rev. Don Edlund officiating. Interment will be in Union Lake Free Lutheran Cemetery, rural Winger. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin Funeral Home of Erskine and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinfuneral.com.

 

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Paulette Renee Moe, age 67, of Union Lake, Erskine, MN died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on August 9, 2017.  A celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 on Friday, August 25th, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fertile, MN with Pastors Philip Larsen and Danial Morton officiating.  Interment will be in Rodnes Lutheran Cemetery, rural Erskine. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin Funeral Home of Erskine and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinfuneral.com. Memorials may be designated to your charity of choice in honor of Paulette. The daughter of Loren and Patricia (Narum) Dorr at Minneapolis, MN, Paulette was born on January 2, 1950.   She was baptized at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.  Her family lived in Minneapolis, Mahnomen and Nashwauk, MN before settling in Erskine, MN in 1955.  Paulette was confirmed at Rodnes Lutheran Church.  She graduated from Erskine High School in 1968. She attended Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND after which she began a long career at Cass County Juvenile Court.  Paulette retired in 2006. Paulette and David Talge of Erskine were married in September of 1969 and lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area where David earned his college degree at Moorhead State College.  Sadly, David’s life was cut short by cancer in 1971. Happily, Paulette met Roger Moe of Union Lake, Erskine in 1987 and they were married June 27, 1992.  This June they celebrated their 25th anniversary with a large gathering of family and friends at their home and Little Norway Lutheran Church. Most of Paulette’s adult life was troubled with serious illness.  A cancer survivor for over 30 years, she never let it deter her from living a full vibrant life.  This led Paulette to be involved with the East Polk County Relay for Life where she set records for fundraising for the American Cancer Society.  She especially loved to travel with Roger and on occasion that included other family and friends.  They visited Norway, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, Iceland, England, Scotland, Mexico, Monaco, Canada and most of the US states. Paulette loved family and her life was enhanced with three- her own, David’s and Roger’s.  She also had many wonderful, lifelong friends.  She felt blessed and grateful to be loved by so many and for all the opportunities to spend time with them.  Paulette and Roger loved to entertain in their home on Union Lake which they built in 2001.  The best times were the weekends and weeks when their grandchildren came to stay with them.  They could explore the woods, learn to water ski, help Grandpa and be spoiled by Grandma.  Many holidays and events were celebrated where all were welcome to enjoy the beauty of the lake and their generous hospitality. A game of cards, a good book, a glass of champagne, the music of Elvis, lobster on New Years Eve and planning travel adventures brought happiness and Paulette’s Christian faith brought joy.  She was an active member of Rodnes Lutheran Church and presently Little Norway Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed meeting with her church circle group and being involved in her church community.  Her love of God enabled her to sustain a hopeful spirit, an inner peace and a remarkable resilience. Paulette is survived by her husband, Roger; her mother Pat Dorr; sisters Kathy Nornes (McIntosh) and Teri Newman (Edan Prairie, MN); her nephew Garrett Nornes, nieces Rachel (Tom) Laing , Tonya (Damon) Slaikeu and Ashley Newman who were like her own children.  Step daughters Amy (Ben) Carlsrud, West Fargo, ND; Jennifer (Robert) Ledoux, Duluth, MN and Carmody (Robby Robinson) Cutter, Santa Barbara, CA.  Grandchildren, Ethan, William and Olivia Carlsrud;  Richard and Anthony LeDoux. She was preceded in death by Loren Dorr (father), Robert Dorr (brother), David Talge (husband), Dean Moe (stepson) and  grandparents.

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Donald H. Ogaard, 90, Ada, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.  Funeral: 11:00AM, Monday, August14, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: 5:00PM to
  7:00PM, with a 6:30PM prayer service on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church.
Burial: Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, Minnesota
  (218-784-4600)  
www.fredriksonfh.com

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  Elizabeth Sauve, Red Lake Falls, MN, 76, passed away peacefully on Monday August 7, 2017 at her residence in Red Lake Falls, MN with her loving family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday,
  August 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN with Father Bob Schreiner Officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5 – 8 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service
 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and also one hour prior to the service on Friday. Elizabeth Mabel Hagl was born July 27, 1941 in Terrebonne Township, MN, the daughter of Louis and Luella (Meyer) Hagl. 
 She was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony Church in Terrebonne.  She attended Badger Creek School. On October 24, 1959, Elizabeth was joined in marriage to James D. Sauve in Terrebonne. She
 was employed at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Red Lake Falls, MN for 30 years. Elizabeth was a member of the St. Joseph Ladies Guild.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and canning. Most of all she
 loved the time spent with her grandchildren. She appreciated people that would take the time to stop by or call. Survivors include husband, James, Red Lake Falls, MN; 6 children: Sherry (Wallace)
 Rondorf, Thief River Falls, MN, James A. Sauve, Bloomington, MN, Michelle (Randy) Chaput, Red Lake Falls, MN, Colleen (Pete) Gudmundson, Red Lake Falls, MN, Jamie (Peggy) Sauve, Red Lake
 Falls, MN and Bradley (Angela) Sauve, Red Lake Falls, MN; 10 grandchildren: Cassandra Rondorf, Jessica Rondorf, Samantha Chaput, Evan Chaput, Brett Larson, Casey Sauve, Kylee Sauve, Wyatt
 Sauve, Landon Sauve, Kiara Sauve; 3 great-grandchildren Charley Mae, Elizabeth Marie, and Travis James; brothers: Joseph (Patsy) Hagl, Leonard “Pete” Hagl. Preceded in death by 3 infant sons, James,
 Joseph and John; a grandson, Brandon Sauve; mother and father; brothers: James Vickery, Alfred Hagl and Harvey Hagl, and sisters: Theresa Hagl Cardinal, Josephine Hagl DeHaan and
 Margaret Hagl Kehn.  Family condolences may be sent to: www.johnsonfuneralservice.com

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