Current Obituaries - (Obituaries are posted for one week)

Sister Cecilia Smith, 95, died at RiverView Hospital, Crookston, on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Mary Cecilia Smith entered this world on May 8, 1921 in Devil’s Lake, ND, the first of eleven children of Pearl and Alex Smith. Her mother’s father, Fred Lang came from Germany and married a young French and Indian woman. Her father’s parents were Metis (French and Chippewa) from Canada. So, Mary Cecilia’s heritage was German, Sioux, French and Chippewa. Mary Cecilia grew up near Saint Michael, ND where she also attended elementary school. She credits her interest in becoming a sister to the Grey Nuns who taught elementary school in Saint Michael. She recalled that she wanted to become a Gray Nun but Father Damian Priske, OSB brought her to Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, and it was there that she entered in August, 1937. She became a novice in 1938 and was invested in the Benedictine habit and received the name Sister Damian (Later she went back to her baptismal name of Cecilia). She made first monastic profession in 1942 and final profession in 1945. Sister Cecilia taught in elementary schools in the Crookston Diocese in Red Lake Falls, East Grand Forks, Barnesville, Bemidji, and Crookston. In addition to that she taught in Lefor, ND and Asherton, TX, mostly in primary grades. She had a great impact on her students, many of whom remained friends throughout her life. Sister Cecilia received a Bachelor of Science degree from Viterbo College in La Crosse, WI. Sister Cecilia’s love of learning did not stop with the degree from Viterbo College. She continued to enroll and participate in scripture, theology and spirituality classes. In 1995 she began taking care of her mother. She wrote, “My experience there was very different from being at the Mount or on mission. I was responsible for everything, house work, cooking, ironing, outdoor work… I also took care of our spiritual life such as saying our daily rosary, reciting the office, going to Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday".  While her mother was in a long-term facility in Devils Lake, Sister Cecilia lived with the Mercy Sisters. During the time she visited her mother daily, she was asked to visit the Catholic residents. She was soon asked also to bring them communion. After the death of her mother, Sister Cecilia returned to the Mount where she volunteered at the reception desk and used her embroidery skills in creating sets of dishtowels depicting each day of the week. She had difficulty keeping up with requests for her dishtowels. Sister Cecilia was always neatly dressed. She was gracious to all guests. To the very end Sister Cecilia searched for ways to be helpful whether it be carrying a dinner tray or some other task that made life more pleasant for others. Work, prayer, holy reading and hospitality were well-established in Sister Cecilia’s life. Sister Cecilia is preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers Ambrose, Francis, Edward and Howard. She is survived by her sisters Delia Markland of Tacoma, WA, Alice Kimmerly of Sheyenne, ND, Winifred Bartlett of Tacoma, WA, and Julie Graham of Manchester, WA, brothers Larry of Federal Way, WA, and Alfred of Devils Lake, ND, many nieces and nephews and her monastic community, the Sisters of Saint Benedict. Reception of the body of Sister Cecilia will be at 4:30, p.m. Sunday, July 24 with visitation from 5:00 until the wake service at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 Monday, July 25. All services will be at Sacred Heart Chapel, Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, 620 Summit Ave., Crookston, MN. Memorials in honor of Sister Cecilia may be given to Mount Saint Benedict Foundation, 620 Summit Avenue, Crookston, MN. 56716.

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Carol Neys, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Memorial mass will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brooks, MN with Father Bill DeCrans Officiating.  Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Brooks.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Carol Lois Neys was born February 1, 1958 at Crookston, MN daughter of Joseph and Lauria (Desautel) Neys.  She was raised in the Erskine area where she attended school graduating in 1976.  Carol attended NDSU where she received a teaching degree.
Carol taught at St. Bernard's Catholic School in Thief River Falls for 10 years.  She then went to work for American Crystal Sugar in Crookston where she was employed for 16 years. 
Carol met and has had a special friend Jeff Klaven for 30 years.  They lived north of Thief River Falls, on a farm East of Brooks for 19 years, and currently living in Crookston, MN the past 7 years.
She enjoyed flea markets, attending antique shows in Minot, ND, reading books, helping on the farm especially attending to the farm animals.
Carol is survived by Jeff Klaven of Crookston, siblings George (Marlene) Neys of Warren, MN, Anna (Gary) Davis of Golden, CO, Mary (Harry) Larson of Hibbing, MN, Bonita (Jerry) Shaver of McIntosh, MN, brother-in-law Father Bill DeCrans of Ada, MN, along with many nieces and nephews.  Jeff's Grandmother Clara Reierson of Erskine, MN.
She is preceded in death by parents Joseph and Lauria Neys, sister Kathryn DeCrans, niece Helen DeCrans.  Jeff's parents Clayton and Carol Klaven.
Johnson Funeral Home in Red Lake Falls is in charge of the arrangements. 

 

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Russell Eugene Mansfield, 56, of Perley, MN, died suddenly on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his home. Graveside services will be held at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Fayette, MO.
Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, Fayette, MO
Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN www.fredriksonfh.com

 

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Donna Dittberner, 87, Halstad, MN, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN.
Donna Jean Marie Houske was born June 28, 1929, at Crookston, MN, the daughter of Richard and Elsie (Carlyle) Houske. She grew up in Halstad, where she attended school and graduated from Halstad High School in 1947. After high school she attended nurses training in Fargo for a year before she was united in marriage to Clair Dittberner on June 27, 1948. They made their home in Halstad and raised their family.
Donna was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Halstad for over 30 years and served as the Halstad Postmaster for 24 years. Donna was very active in the Halstad community as a member of Halstad Lutheran Church and the Halstad Women’s Club. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and traveling with family and friends.  Clair died in 1979 and Donna continued to live and work in Halstad until she retired. She had lived at the Heritage House before becoming a resident of the Halstad Living Center.
Donna is survived by a son Michael (Susan) Dittberner, Willmar, MN, a daughter, Maribeth (Jeff) Kelly, Apple Valley, MN, two grandchildren, Jill (Will) Stark, and Adam (Lindsay) Dittberner, and her great grandchildren,  Hannah Stark, Hope Stark, Isabelle Stark, Claire Dittberner, and Jack Dittberner. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Edith Stole, and one brother, Franklin Houske.
Funeral: 11:00AM Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Halstad Lutheran Church, Halstad, MN. Visitation: 5:00PM to 7:00PM with a 7:00PM prayer service on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad. Burial: Halstad North Cemetery. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, Minnesota (218-456-2000) www.fredriksonfh.com

 

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Sister Cecilia Smith, 95, of the Mount St. Benedict Monastery in Crookston, died early Saturday morning, July 16, 2016, in RiverView Health in Crookston. Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Cecilia will be held at 11:00am, Monday, July 25, 2016, in the Chapel of Mount St. Benedict. Visitation will be at the Mount on Sunday, July 24th, from 5-7:00pm, with a 7:00pm prayer service, and also for the hour prior to the funeral Mass. www.stenshoelhouske.com

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Lowell H. Austinson, 85, Ada, Minnesota, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, with his family by his side at Benedictine Care Community, Ada.
Funeral is at 10:30AM, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at SonRise Evangelical Free Church, Ada, MN. Visitation is Monday from 5:00-7:00PM with a 7:00PM prayer service at the church. Interment at Petri Cemetery, rural Ada, MN.
Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600)  
www.fredriksonfh.com

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Patsie “Pat” Sundberg Erickson, passed away July 12, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Pat was born to Gunnar and Clarice (Cassibo) Sundberg, in Thief River Falls, MN on April 15, 1939. Pat grew up in Strandquist, MN and International Falls, MN. She graduated high school from International Falls in1957. She moved to Crookston, MN after high school to attend the Crookston School of Practical Nursing. She graduated with her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse on September 8, 1958.
Pat married the love of her life Donald Raymond Erickson on October 17, 1959, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston. Sadly, Donald passed away in 2004.
Pat began her career in Crookston as an LPN at the Bethesda Nursing Home. Then, she worked at the Glenmore Recovery Center for many years. She left Glenmore, as the Director of Nursing, to finish her career at the Northwestern Mental Health Center as a Mental Health Practitioner. She was still employed by NWMHC at the time of her passing and touched many lives.
Pat was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, casino adventures, bingo, traveling, country music, spending time with friends and family, retreating to the cabin at Maple Lake, and fishing. She and her husband were well known for their woodcraft business they created together, Woodcrafts by Don and Pat.  She was loved for her brilliant wit, charm, and fun prankster spirit. Pat was a spiritual person with a real zest for life.
Pat is survived by five daughters: Cindy Iverson of Eagle, ID, Dawn Myhre of Long Prairie, MN, Carol (Alisa Nygard) Erickson of St. Paul, MN, Shelly (John) Panzer of Crookston, MN and April Erickson of Minneapolis, MN, ten grandchildren: Leigh (James) Ball of Nampa, ID, Amanda (Angelo) Romano of Anchorage, AK, Ben Myhre of Long Prairie, MN, Addie (Matt) Verant of Alexandria, MN, Cody Myhre of Austin, TX, Emma Myhre of Long Prairie, MN, and Brett, Breanna, Brittany, and Brooke Panzer, all of Crookston, MN, and five great-grandchildren, brother-in-law: Ronald Erickson of Crookston, MN, many nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
Pat was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald, her parents, siblings: Aggie Bleise, Dona Donarski, brother-in-law Wayne Donarski, and Joyce Miller, two grandsons: Christopher Iverson and Dillon Myhre, mother and father-in-law: Martha and Norman Erickson.
There will be a visitation from 5-7pm, with a prayer service at 7pm, on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service in Crookston, MN. The funeral service will be held at 2pm, with a visitation one hour prior on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston, MN. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston, MN.

 

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Rodney “Rod” Dayton Mosher, 81, of Crookston, MN, formerly of Beltrami, MN, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at the Riverview Care Center, Crookston, MN.  He was born on November 19, 1934, to Doc and Carola (Balstad) Mosher on a small farm Northeast of Beltrami in Liberty Township.  He was baptized at Varnes Lutheran Church, rural Fertile, and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Beltrami.  Rod attended grade school in Beltrami and high school at the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) in Crookston, graduating in 1952.
Rod was a tremendous athlete playing quarterback for the football team and wrestling.  He was recognized as the “Top Athlete at NWSA” class of 1952.  As a wrestler he received many awards, one of which was the “White Sweater Award.”  Rod played first base, right field and pitcher on the American Legion and Beltrami Baseball Teams.  He was a Golden Gloves Boxing Regional AAU Champion, while attending Wahpeton State School of Science.  He received the State Boxing Title in North and South Dakota.  Rod graduated with a Diesel Mechanic Degree.  He then attended College in Fargo, studying accounting for one term.  He joined the United States Marines Corp on February 27, 1956.  Rod was stationed at 29 Palms, California.  There he played football, the positions of quarterback and linebacker, receiving a football scholarship to a college in Pueblo, CO, and boxed in the “Boot Camp Smokers.”  He was honorably discharged on February 6, 1958.  Rod returned home and began farming south of Beltrami with his brother, Forrest.
On June 13, 1959, Rod was united in marriage to Judy Ward in Babbitt, MN.  Rod continued to be active in sports, especially wrestling.  He was a coach for the NWSA for seven years, a referee for high school and college wrestling for 20 years, and coached Jr. College Wrestling for 14 years at UMC, Crookston.  He worked for American Crystal Sugar for 10 years and West Polk County ASCS as a field inspector.  Rod retired from farming in 2001.
Over the years, he was active as a leader in the Beltrami 4H Club, specializing in livestock in the local and at a state level; Trinity Lutheran Church, Beltrami; Beltrami American Legion; he was active on the Cenex Board of Directors for eight years; and the Beltrami City Council.  He was also active with NWEIA board member at UMC; voted top Aggie in 1978 at NWSA; was inducted into the Hall of Fame at UMC.  In 2014, he was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.
Rodney is survived by his wife, Judy Mosher of Beltrami, MN; sons, Bradley (Carolyn), Fergus Falls, MN; Bruce (Patty), Beltrami, MN; Kory (Teresa) Prior Lake, MN; eight grandchildren: Gracie and Hatti, Max and Carter, Dane, Gabrielle, Vincent and Liliana; brothers: Wayne (Carole), Claude (Barb), Nate, Don (Jane), and Tom (Jan); sisters: Betty (Charles) Wilkens, Judy (Jim) Ellingson, Vicky Payne, and Colette (Bill) Johnson; one sister-in-law: Joan Mosher; cousins, nephews and nieces.  He is preceded in death by his son, Kent, parents, brother, Forrest and sister, Eva Mosher.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 11 am in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Beltrami, MN.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 15, 2016, from 5-7 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm in the Trinity Lutheran Church, Beltrami, MN.
Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Beltrami, MN

 

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Joan Salentine Amiot, 78, of Crookston, MN, died Tuesday morning, July 12, 2016, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Joan Patricia Neururer was born on March 17, 1938 in Gould Township of Cass County, near Federal Dam, MN, to Joseph Peter and Anna Veronica (Nistler) Neururer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and graduated from High School at Boy River, MN in 1956. Joan then attended the Area Vocational School in Thief River Falls, MN and became a licensed cosmetologist. On April 23, 1960 she was united in marriage to Francis C. Salentine at Federal Dam. Joan and Frank lived and farmed near Euclid, MN and their union was blessed with four children: Cathy, Teri, Ron, and David. Sadly, Frank passed away on April 20, 1978, leaving Joan to raise her children, which she did while remaining on the farm. Joan was a member of St. Mary’s parish at Euclid, and a member of the Ladies Guild. She also served as treasurer for Belgium Township for fourteen years, and belonged to Homemakers and Birthday Clubs. After David graduated from high school, and Ron took over the farm, Joan met Patrick “Pat” Amiot of Crookston and the two were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Euclid on October 30, 1992. While making their home in Crookston they were both very active members of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where they served as Oblates of the Order of St. Benedict and as ushers for Masses and funerals for many years. Pat passed away on April 14, 2011. Joan continued to give of her time and talents at the Cathedral, Mount St. Benedict, and with the RiverView Hospital Auxiliary. Joan’s family adored her and she was as selfless and giving of her love and nurturing as a mother and grandmother could ever be. She enjoyed sewing and made each of her grandchildren a special graduation blanket of their very own to treasure and remember her by.
Joan is survived by a large and loving family including her 4 children: Cathy (Floyd) Helgoe of Cavalier, ND, Teri (Rick) Chandler of Mankato, MN, Ron (Paula) Salentine of Euclid, MN, and David Salentine (Shea Conley) of Crookston, MN; 4 step-children: Jerry Amiot, Tom Amiot of Crookston, Joyce (Ron) Heidmann of Grand Forks, ND, and Ron (Diane) Amiot of Crookston;  20 grandchildren: Chris (Kari) Helgoe, Cory (Joe Newton) Helgoe, Kelley VandePeer, MacKenzie, Casey, Leighanna, and Shelby Helgoe, Nathan (Whitney) Chandler,  Ashley (Matthew) Robinson, Krystal (Andrew)  Miller, Aubrey (Jacob) Barney, Luke Schulz, Nick, Jake, and Maddi Salentine, Alan Mart, and Parker, Cade, Leyton, and Libby Salentine; 13 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren; 3 siblings: Anna (Bob) Archer of Remer, MN, Tony (Betty) Neururer of Ely, MN, and Joan’s twin sister, Jean Nelson of Ely; a sister-in-law, Gen Neururer of Minnetonka, MN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. In addition to her first husband, Frank, and second husband, Pat, Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Neururer; brothers, Joseph and Jim Neururer; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. May God richly bless the memory of Joan Salentine Amiot.
Mass of Christian Burial for Joan Salentine Amiot will be celebrated at 10:30am, Monday, July 18, 2016, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Rev. Vincent Miller, presiding.  Visitation will be at the Cathedral on Sunday from 5-7:00pm, with a prayer service at 7:00pm, and visitation also at the church for one hour before the funeral. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Crookston.  (Online registry:  www.stenshoelhouske.com)




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Patricia Jean Eggebraaten, 78, of Fisher, MN, died peacefully Monday, July 11, 2016, in her home with her beloved husband, Kenny, and their loving family at her side. Pat was born in Crookston, MN on May 30, 1938, the daughter of Louis and Jean (Mercy) Halos. She was baptized and confirmed at the Wesley United Methodist Church, and was active in numerous school activities until her graduation from Central High School in 1956. She was employed at the Crookston National Bank until her marriage to Kenneth G. Eggebraaten at the Methodist Church on March 12, 1960. Pat and Kenny made their home in Fisher all their married life and together raised four children: Wendy, Kristen, Stacey, and Tim. In the mid-1970’s she began working for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk at the Fisher Post Office, and was soon appointed Postmaster. After a long and successful career, much of it spent helping others in any way she could, Pat retired in 2001. Faith and family meant everything to her. Throughout her life Pat was a devoted member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fisher, and served as Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher for many years. She enjoyed the fellowship of her wonderful friends, and many years ago they all banded together to form the “Trial and Error Homemakers Club”. Pat was a former Bluebirds and Campfire Girls leader, a Salvation Army bell ringer at Christmas, a volunteer at the Fisher Elementary School where she would read with students, and also provided a “storm home” for the kids if needed. She played the clarinet in the local Second Wind Band. She was optimistic, bubbly, never knew a stranger because they all became friends, and had a special sense for when others were in need and doing what she could for them. She will be forever missed by her family and many friends.
Pat leaves her beloved husband of 56 years, Kenny; their 4 children: Wendy (Steve) Swenson of Grand Forks, ND, Kristen (Jeff) Wilde of Thompson, ND, Stacey (Kent) Ellingson of Crookston, MN, and Tim (Denise) Eggebraaten of Detroit Lakes, MN; 11 grandchildren: Dustin (Lara) Hogenson, Heidi Hogenson, Hailey Clay, Cody (Alison) Wilde, Nolan Ellingson, Tanner (Kati) Wilde, Josh and Lucas Eggebraaten, Stacia and Max Swenson, and Isaac Eggebraaten; 5 great-grandchildren: Elijah, Beckett, Ruth, Izzy, and Magnus; her brother: Dale Halos of Crookston; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Jean Halos, and a sister-in-law, Alva Halos. May God bless Pat’s memory.
The funeral service for Patricia Jean Eggebraaten will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fisher, MN with The Rev. Craig Fenske, officiating. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Friday from 5-7:00pm, with a 7:00pm prayer service and time of sharing; and visitation also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Fisher. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Pat’s name to Fisher’s Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenwood Cemetery, Altru Hospice, or any other organization of choice.  Online registry:   www.stenshoelhouske.com  



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Charles Leo “Charlie” Olson, 66, of Crookston, MN, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 9, 2016, at RiverView Health in Crookston with his loving family at his side.
Charlie was born in Crookston on August 5, 1949, the son of Elmer Charles and Irene E. (Patenaude) Olson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and spent the earliest years of his life on the family’s farm, near Beltrami, MN. In 1955 they moved to Crookston, where he began his education at St. Joseph’s Academy and graduating from Crookston Central High School in 1967. After attending Bemidji State College for a year, Charlie returned to Crookston where he earned an Associate Degree in Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management from the University of Minnesota Technical College. He then moved to Brainerd, MN and was employed at a local bar and lounge while also working for the MN Forestry Department. After returning to Crookston, Charlie was employed for a few years by Rene’ Amiot moving houses, and also with the Shelly, MN VFW. He then began working for both the Oakdale Cemetery and Eagles Lodge #873. On February 14, 1981 Charlie was united in marriage to the love of his life, Carole Anne Swenson, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston. In the mid-1980’s Charlie began employment as caretaker of the Calvary Cemetery and offsale manager at the Irishman’s Shanty. He continued his association with both to the present time. 
Charlie was a member of the Cathedral parish and Eagles Aerie #873. At various stages of his life he enjoyed playing softball, bowling, golfing, and playing cards and cribbage. He enjoyed many wonderful friendships and ‘trading insults’ with his buddies was as normal as the sun coming up in the morning. Spending time with his loving family meant the world to Charlie, and his 3-year old granddaughter, Tressa Jean, was truly the “light of his life.”
Grateful to have shared in Charlie’s life is his beloved wife and best friend, Carole Anne; their son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, Zachariah, Katie, and Tressa Jean Olson of East Grand Forks, MN; sister, Lynn Olson (Steven Swenson) of Crookston, MN; Carole’s family: Steven Swenson of Crookston, Merry Jo (Glen) Prather of Grand Fork, ND, Bruce Swenson (Joe Sanft) of Chicago, IL, Richard  (Kristi) Swenson of New Rockford, ND, and Perry Ambuehl of Crookston; his aunts and uncles: Helen Bly of Sioux Falls, SD, Ray (Jean) Olson of Mesa, AZ, Frank (Lucille) Olson of Rochester, MN, Ed (Lorraine) Olson of Rosemoor, CA, Maurice (Joan) Olson of Palm Desert, CA, and Pat Olson of West Bend, WI; and many nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Irene; infant brother, Keith; grand-parents, Charles and Lena Olson and Leo and Thressa Patenaude; and aunts and uncles: Beatrice Grove, and LuVerne, Kathleen, and Willard Olson. May God bless Charlie’s memory.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Charlie Olson will be held at 10:30am, Friday, July 15, 2016, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Rev. Vincent Miller, presiding. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-7:00pm, with a 7:00 pm prayer service and time of sharing, and at the Cathedral for one hour prior to the Mass. Inurnment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Crookston. 

 

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LaVonne D. Clemenson, 65, East Grand Forks, MN, formerly of Crookston, died Thursday, June 30 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.  Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, July 8 at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston.
Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.
LaVonne Diane Clemenson was born February 28, 1951 in Fargo, ND to Andwick and Darlaine (Tollefson) Clemenson.  She moved with her family to Crookston in 1954 where she attended Crookston Public Schools.  Following her schooling, she moved to East Grand Forks where she worked for Target for about 15 years and then for REM for the next 15 years.

LaVonne enjoyed going to the movies, activities at her church, crossword and word puzzles, BINGO, taking walks, her cat, Snickers and playing cards, especially UNO.
Survivors include 7 brothers and 6 sisters: LeRoy (Joni) Clemenson of Crookston, Sandy (Ron) Selzer of Wyndmere, ND, Verla (Paul) Hennings of Fargo, Terry (LeAnn) Clemenson of Lakewood, CO, Bryan (Kim) Clemenson of Oldham, England, Ellert Clemenson of Euclid, MN, Bonita (Mike) Rakoczy of Inkster, ND, Twyla (Richard) Fomasi of Dramond, ID, Todd (Carol) Erickson of Sydney, MT, Michael (Annette) Erickson in Germany, Tammy (Bruce) Kivley of Fargo, ND, Stephen (Barb) Erickson of Crookston, Kristi (Craig) Parker of Belgrade, MT, a sister-in-law, Andrea Clemenson of Gunnison, CO. and nieces and nephews and many great nieces and great nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Darlaine and Andwick “Andy” Clemenson, her step-mother, Joan Clemenson and a brother, Larry “Lars” Clemenson.
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

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Inez Mae Love, age 102 of Keywest, MN passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Fosston, MN. Inez Mae Stroble Love was born on October 5, 1913 in Angus, Minnesota to A.F. and Tina (Sorensen) Stroble.  She grew up in Angus, Minnesota and attended school there until she went to Crookston Central High School and Teachers training where she graduated. She taught at the Strickler School and the Giese School, rural Angus, MN She met George Ernest (Ernie) Love and they were married June 27, 1935 at Angus Tabor Presbyterian Church, Angus, MN. She moved to the Keywest-Euclid, Minnesota area where she and Ernie lived spending many winters in Texas until his death.  Her home was in Keywest, MN until she moved to Parkwood Place in Grand Forks, ND, Thief River Falls, MN then to Fosston, MN. She was a member and officer of the Ladies Aid of the Keystone Presbyterian Church where she also taught Sunday school for many years.  She was a member of the Keywest Homemaker Club, and Order of Easter Star Red River Chapter 226. She loved to garden and take care of her yard.  She was an avid reader of murder mysteries and spent many hours working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.  She enjoyed visiting with her numerous family and friends that would visit on a frequent basis. She is survived by children, John (Delores) Love, Lengby, MN, Roger (Evelina) “Eva”  Love, East Grand Forks, MN, Linda L. Bogert, Timonium, MD, by 10 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, son Thomas, sisters Harriet Wallace and Fern Tucker, one brother Merrill Stroble, two grandsons, Dan Love and Richard Love and a son-in-law Alfred Douglas Bogert. Funeral Service:  10:30 AM on Thursday, July7, 2016 in Mendenhall Presbyterian Church, 528 10th St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN  Visitation:  One Hour Prior Funeral Service on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Mendenhall Presbyterian Church. Interment:  Nisbet Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN Online Guestbook:  www.dandahlfuneralhome.com Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

                                                                                                                                                      
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