Current Obituaries - (Obituaries are posted for one week)
“Dick” Maves, 80, of Crookston passed away unexpectedly July 3, 2015 at
Riverview Hospital with family by his side. Services are pending at this time.
Eugene “Frenchy” LaJesse, 68, of LaMoure ND, passed away July 1, 2015 at the St. Rose Care Center in LaMoure. Funeral Mass will be 2PM Tuesday July 7, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
R. Strand, 88, of Shelly, MN, died
Tuesday, July 2, 2015 at Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN.
will be at 2:00PM, Friday, July 10, 2015
at Shelly Marsh River Lutheran Church, Shelly, MN.
Visitation will be from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Thursday at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, MN.
Rocker, 89, Ada, MN, died
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN with Father Bill DeCrans presiding. Burial will be at St. Anthony Cemetery in Terrebonne, MN.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Monday, July 6, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Cecile Teresa Fournier was born on April 5, 1930 on the family farm in Terrebonne Township the daughter of Xavier and Marie (Derosier) Fournier. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Terrebonne, MN. She attended rural country school and Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls, MN.
Cecile worked on the farm and various retail jobs in Terrebonne and Crookston. On October 21, 1952, Cecile was united in marriage to Vern Surprenant at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Terrebonne, MN. The couple made their home in Washington DC for two years while Vern served in the United States Army and then returned to the Surprenant family farm near Terrebonne. To this union seven children were born, Emily, Allen, Dale, Laurie, Joan, Janet and Randy.
Cecile enjoyed raising her children and worked alongside of her husband, Vern on the dairy farm. She raised a large garden and filled her pantry with her canned produce. Cecile loved cooking and baking, especially her butter horn rolls and brownies. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and to her faith.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church until its closing, and then became a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls. Cecile was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society.
Survivors include her children, Emily Surprenant of Grand Forks, ND, Allen Surprenant of Fargo, ND, Dale (Diane) Surprenant of Moorhead, MN, Laurie (fiance, Dennis Duray) Surprenant of Grand Forks, ND, Joan Skiple of Bismarck, ND, Janet (Darrell) Wiskow of Red Lake Falls, MN, and Randy Surprenant of Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Kayla (James) Walter, Christopher Surprenant, Kate (Jay) Puterbaugh, Matthew (Amy) Surprenant, Nicole (Zach) Jones, Britnee Surprenant, Travis Skiple, Jennifer (Patrick) Niemackl, Sarah (Nick) Brilz, Melissa (Justin) Nagel, Brandon Wiskow, Mikayla Wiskow, Grace Surprenant, Joshua Surprenant; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Allison Walter, Brody Puterbaugh, Emma and Avery Niemackl, Braden Nagel; sister, LaVonne Pearson of Naperville, IL; brothers-in-law, John “Bud” (Bernie) Surprenant of AZ and Tim Baril of WI; sister-in-law, Margaret Fournier of Grand Forks, ND; and many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Vern in 2013; parents; siblings, Anne (Leonard) Roy, Rheaume Fournier, Obeline (William) Jolly, Lily (Gale) Lerum, Norman Fournier, Thomas Fournier, Louis Fournier, Richard (Marge) Fournier, Cleone (Ben) Barnes, Earl Fournier, Sam Fournier, and infant siblings, Marie and Robert; and brother-in-law, Robert Pearson.
Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.
L. Kjensrud, 68, Halstad, MN, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at Sanford Hillsboro
Care Center, Hillsboro, ND.
will be at 2:00pm Saturday, July 11,
2015 at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, MN.
Robert "Bob" Wayne Patenaude, 72, of Red Lake Falls,
passed away June 13th, 2015. He was born in Crookston on May 30th, 1943 to John
and Marion (Korvela) Patenaude. Beginning his education in Red Lake Falls, he
senior year of high school in Crookston. Bob attended Bemidji State University
for three semesters before joining the army reserve where he served as a cook
for six years. Later, while working as a carpenter and landlord in Minneapolis,
he married Deanna (Hansen) on August 1st, 1970. After having their first son,
Dana, Bob and Deanna returned to rural Red Lake Falls to farm with Bob's father.
Three more children followed, Jessica, Eric, and Ryan.
Through the years, Bob had a zest for life and enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, reading and gardening. He loved to bless his children and grandchildren with an occasional fish fry and display of fireworks. His bountiful garden produce was generously shared with friends, family, neighbors and church members. He was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Crookston, participating in jail ministry and door to door evangelism of the Gospel.
Bob is survived by his mother, Marion, of Brainerd; his children, Dana (Nedra) Patenaude of Mankato, Jessica (Brian) Christensen of Crookston, Eric (Rebecca) Patenaude of Bloomington, and Ryan (Stephanie) Patenaude of Plymouth along with 16 grandchildren; sisters Doreen (Rick) Mahoney, Deb Barnett, Jan (Robert) Patenaude Jamison, Suzanne (Ron) Gramer, and Jodi (Tim) Williams; brother Tim(Lisa) Patenaude; and his former spouse and "wife of his youth," Deanna Patenaude. He is preceded in death by his father John and three siblings: Katherine, John "Jackie," and Dennis.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 pm Thursday, June 18th at Stenshoel- Houske Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, June 19th at the Church of Christ, 321 5th Avenue So, Crookston. A private inurnment at Oakdale Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Memorials are preferred to Altru Hospice Program, Altru Health System, PO Box 6011, Grand Forks, ND 58206-9932.
Robert “Bob” Janorschke Sr, 79, of Crookston
passed away peacefully surrounded by family, June 14, 2015.
He was born June 10, 1936 in Mentor MN to Anton and Josephine (Hoffman) Janorschke. Graduated from Mentor Public School in 1954, after graduating Bob joined the United States Air Force. On December 23, 1957 Bob married Nancy Webster at St. Andrews Church in Mentor MN. Together they raised their children; Tammy, Bob, Pat, Kathy, Jodi, Merrie, Jerry and Jennifer.
Bob was a proud member of the Crookston Police Department from 1967 until retiring as the chief of police in 1992. He was also a skilled carpenter, security guard at UMC for basketball games, real estate agent, and dedicated member of the Noon Day Lions Club in Crookston.
He enjoyed fishing with his children, deer hunting over the years, family vacations visiting relatives and weekends at the lake cabin.
Bob will be remembered for his sense of humor, the time he cherished with family, and being quick to hug everybody he came to meet.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Nancy; children, Tammy (Todd) Welter, Bob (Jackie) Janorschke, Pat (Cathie) Janorschke, Kathy (Jay) Stene, Jodi (Paul) Dragseth, Merrie (Jon) Nelson, Jerry (Shannon) Janorschke and Jennifer Janorschke; grandchildren, Leasa Welter, Katie (Ryan) Lariviere, Juston & Kevin Welter; Jerek, Jacie, JaLynn and Jillian Janorschke, Robert & Tanner Janorschke, Steven Stene, Whitney (Wes) Miller, Cole (Annie) Ricard, Brandon Stene, Drew & Noah Dragseth, Amber (Kyle) Swenson, Lyndsey (Josh) Hill and Matthew Maves; great-grandchildren, Oliver Janorschke, Hayden & Bennett Ricard; siblings, Alice F. Sebenaler, Joan (Bill) Renner; sister-in-law, Shirley Caulfield; brother-in-law, Jerry Josten, with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alby Janorschke; sister, Marie “Mickey” Josten; brother-in-laws, Ron Sebenaler & Jack Caulfield; nephew, Richard Sebenaler and granddaughter, Victoria Dragseth.
A Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday June 20 at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. Reception will be held at the Crookston American Legion after services.
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