Current Obituaries - (Obituaries are posted for one week)
Peter K. Johnson 65, Gary, MN, died Saturday May 23, 2015, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile MN. The funeral will be at 1:00PM Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Gary Lutheran Church, Gary, MN. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at Sundal Lutheran Cemetery, rural Gary, MN.
Lois K. Noah, 84, of
Mass of Christian Burial for Lois K. Noah will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Rev. Vincent Miller, presiding. Visitation with the family will be from 1-2:00pm. Inurnment will follow at the
Online registry at www.stenshoelhouske.com
Etta Borkenhagen, 84, of Crookston, formerly of Argyle, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at Villa St. Vincent.
Etta Mary Jane Nelson was born on August 7, 1930, in Argyle, Minnesota, the daughter of Olaf and Elsa (Mattson) Nelson. She attended school in Argyle, graduating from Argyle High School on May 27, 1948. Etta furthered her education by attending Bethesda School of Nursing and received her LPN license. She went on to work for Bethesda, and later Riverview Hospital. In January of 1950, Etta married William H. Thompson, and they were blessed with two children. On June 3, 1968, Etta married Darrell Richard Borkenhagen in Crookston. Etta enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and sewing.
Etta is survived by her two children, Eugene Thompson of Crookston and Debra Myatt of Illinois; two grandsons, Nathan and Bryan Hoffman; and two great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Nash Hoffman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell; her siblings; and a grandson, Andrew Hoffman.
Funeral Services for Etta will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston, with visitation from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, and the Rev. Tim Bhajjan officiating. Interment will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston.
Online Registry: www.StenshoelHouske.com
of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at her rural Red Lake
Falls, MN home surrounded by her loving family.
Fontaine, 84, of Aitkin, formerly
of Crookston, MN, passed away on May 16, 2015 at her home.
Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Crookston
Online Registry: www.StenshoelHouske.com
Eugene Kroshus, 88, Fargo, ND, formerly of Perley/Borup and Gary, MN, died
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND.
Funeral will be at 11:00AM Monday, May 18, 2015, Winchester Lutheran Church, Borup, MN.
Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home.
Katherine Visser, infant daughter of
Bradley Visser and Dena Bishop, Ada, MN. was born and died Saturday, May 9,
2015, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.
Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
Osmondson, Red Lake Falls, MN, age 60 died on Monday, May 11, 2015 at
Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN with his loving family at his side.
On March 17, 1978, Ron was united in marriage to Betty Landman at St. John Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls, MN. The couple made their home in Red Lake Falls and to this union four children were born, Sharleen, Kevin, Ryan and Kristin. Betty passed away in 2001.
Ron enjoyed 4-wheeling and camping at the family farm, playing with his dog Ella, relaxing on his deck, playing with his grandchildren and cookouts with his family. Ron was always there to help someone in need and he also liked to joke around and give people grief.
Survivors include his four children, Sharleen (Ira) Hill of Erskine, MN, Kevin (Jennifer) Osmondson of West Fargo, ND, Ryan Osmondson of Erskine, MN and Kristin (Scott) Hornbuckle of Erskine, MN; six grandchildren, Calvin & Jon Hill, Arianna, Jocelyn & Kathryn Osmondson, and Riley Kochmann; special friend, Rose Heater of Red Lake Falls, MN; two brothers, Jerry (Carol) Osmondson of Fertile, MN and Greg Osmondson of Maple Bay, MN; sister-in-law, Carol Osmondson of Fertile, MN; and many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM service on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake Falls, MN with Rev. Timothy Lundeen officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Cemetery, Wylie, MN.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com
Harold Hinrichs,Red Lake Falls, MN, age 83, died on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls, MN.
87, of East Grand Forks, formerly of Fisher,
died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. David Elliot
McCleary was born near Fisher, MN on May 19, 1927, the son of Elliot and Ellen
(Merrill) McCleary. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended Fisher
High School, graduating in 1945. In the middle of his senior year, Dave
enlisted in the Navy, leaving for the Great Lakes Naval Station at the age of
17. His parents received his diploma in his absence.
While in the Navy, Dave graduated from radio school at the University of Wisconsin. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he returned and attended the University of North Dakota. He was united in marriage to Arlyne Sawyer in Crookston. They lived in Fisher, where they raised their four children.
Dave was a life member and past commander of the Fisher American Legion and was a member of the Fisher Lutheran Church. He managed Fisher Municipal for two years and was manager of the Farmers Oil Company in their first year of operation. David was employed at Northern Plumbing Supply of Grand Forks for over thirty years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and card playing.
He will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 65 years, Arlyne of East Grand Forks; four children, Vicki (Steve) Klaers of White Bear Lake Twp., MN, Lee (Kathy) McCleary of Moorhead, Dean (Natalie) McCleary of Moorhead, and Linda (Randy) Steinwand of Farmington; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill McCleary; sister-in-law, Jeanne Sawyer; brother-in-law, Lloyd Sawyer; and many special cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Courtland and John; sisters-in-law, Marge McCleary, Doris McCleary, and Loy Sawyer; and brother-in-law, Bob Sawyer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 15, 2015 at Fisher Lutheran Church with the Rev. Karen Young Trenne officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 PM Thursday, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service, at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston. Military Honors will be provided by the Fisher American Legion. Inurnment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Fisher.
Online registry at www.StenshoelHouske.com
E. Aamodt, 74, Halstad, MN, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Halstad Living
Center, Halstad, MN.
Burial: Augustana Lutheran Cemetery, rural Halstad.
106, of Crookston, formerly of Gentilly, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Villa
Home. Online registry: www.StenshoelHouske.com
Sister Rita M. Bonneprise, CSJ, passed away
quietly at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, Minnesota on Monday, May 4, 2015.
Sister Rita Marie was born January 10, 1929 to Joseph and Matilda (Kromrey)
Bonneprise in Osceola, Wisconsin. Her early
formative years were spent in Osceola with her sister Joan and brothers, John
and Ben. Her parents enrolled her at St. Joseph’s Academy in Crookston, where
she graduated in May of 1946.
Having great admiration for the sisters who taught her, Rita Marie entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph on July 22, 1946. She received the religious name of Sister Mary Michael; in 1948 she pronounced her First Vows and made her Final Profession in 1951.
Teaching and administering schools were great loves of Sister Mary Michael. Between 1949 and 2000, she ministered at St. Rose School, Argyle, MN; St. Joseph’s Academy, Crookston, MN; St. Peter’s School, Park Rapids, MN; St. Anne’s School, Somerset, WI; St. Joseph’s School, West St. Paul, MN: St. Joan of Arc School, Minneapolis, MN; and St. Richard’s School, Richfield, MN.
When new fields of ministry became an option for sisters, Sister Mary Michael’s pioneering and adventurous spirit became apparent. Returning to her baptismal name and after further training, she branched out as a religious educator in Strandquist, MN and Fargo, ND; she served as a family therapist at Glenmore Recovery Center in Crookston, MN. Later, she served the Hmong Community in St. Paul, MN as a pastoral minister. In Brooklyn, NY, Sister Rita Marie befriended women who had formerly been incarcerated, and at Marian Care Center in St. Paul, she helped the elderly. Her personal experiences and encounters with people with various ages and cultures and the charism of the Congregation of St. Joseph have been the inspiration of her work, relationships and energies.
While recuperating from a heart attack, Sister Rita Marie lived at Marywood, where she began writing a book of poems. “New Horizons” was published in 2011 after her move to the Summit Apartments.
Sister Rita Marie is survived by the Sisters of St. Joseph; her sister, Joan (Jerry) Felling of Osceola, WI; brothers, John Bonneprise of Osceola and Ben (Evelyn) Bonneprise of Tucson, Arizona; niece, Rita McKee of Rochester, MN; as well as other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Sister Rita Marie’s parents preceded her in death.
Services for Sister Rita Marie Bonneprise will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Villa St. Vincent Chapel in Crookston, MN. A Wake Service will be held at 3:00 PM, and the Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 4:00 PM.
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, an 11:00 AM Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at Assumption Church in Farmington, WI. Interment will be in the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Farmington.
Memorials preferred to the Congregation of St. Joseph, Mission Advancement Office, 3134 Hundred Oaks Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-1541.
Online registry is available at www.stenshoelhouske.com.
Gladys Mary Thorp,
Crookston, MN, died at her home Friday afternoon in the arms of her loving
husband, Bill. She had been fearlessly battling cancer for more than a decade.
Born May 19, 1942 in Ada, MN to Albert and Josephine (Boutain) Brantl, Gladys graduated from Ada High School in 1960 and then attended St.Francis School of Nursing in Crookston. Upon earning her LPN degree, she was employed as a nurse at St.Francis Hospital. On June 28, 1963, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Thorp at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ada. She continued to work at St.Francis until her children were born, and then joined Northern Paving/J & S Gravel (later becoming Anderson Paving) as the office manager, a position she held for more than 30 years. Following retirement, she volunteered her time to the American Legion Auxiliary (past president), Crookston Library Board and as a local election judge.
Gladys could be summed up in one word: selfless. This shone through in her long battle with cancer. Though her illness was serious and often trying, she never once complained about her plight, yet was always concerned about the well-being of others. She loved life and all living things, particularly enjoying gardening, bird watching, planting trees and rescuing the occasional stray cat. Other passions included cooking, reading, knitting, crocheting, watching old movies and discussing politics. She was happiest seated in her three-season room with a crossword puzzle in hand, surrounded by family and the sights and sounds of nature.
Gladys is survived by her husband, Bill; their two sons, David (Sheila) Thorp of Parker, CO and Jonathan (Jennifer) Thorp of Fargo, ND; four grandchildren: Zachary, Alex, Cecelia and Milo; sisters Alice Wagner of Ada and Rose (Jim) Bredman of Crookston; brothers Mike Brantl of Minneapolis, MN and John (Brenda) Brantl of Palm Desert, CA; sisters-in-law: Victoria Thorp of Crookston, Theresa Brantl of Breckenridge, MN and Sharon (Bill) Ofstedahl of Walker, MN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Josephine Brantl; brothers, Norman and Paul Brantl; brother-in-law, Richard Wagner; parents-in-law, Harry and Lucille (Lalonde) Thorp; sister-in-law, Marlys (Thorp) Beauchamp; and brother-in-law, John Beauchamp.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Gladys Thorp will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 11, 2015, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with The Rev. Jo Gast, presiding, and The American Legion Auxiliary, participating. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be given in Gladys’ name to the Crookston Altru Clinic Infusion Center.
Online registry at www.stenshoelhouske.com.
Franciska Marie Wahlin was born December 13, 1928, in Moorhead, MN, to
Victor and Alpha (Kirkhorn) Ramstad--the first of 5 daughters. She died at the
Sauve home in Barnesville, MN, Thursday, April 30, 2015. She grew up in
Wahpeton, ND, where her father was a pharmacist. The family also enjoyed a
cabin at Battle Lake MN, where Fran enjoyed summers with her family and
friends. She worked in her father’s drugstore
helping at the soda fountain and other duties. Significant influences growing
up in Wahpeton were her parents, grandparents, belonging to “Temple Builders” (a
grade school group at Her Bethel Lutheran Church) and Luther League. She was
also a Girl Scout and later a Girl Scout Leader. She was baptized January 9,
1929 and later confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. Fran graduated from Moorhead
State Teacher’s College in 1950, and taught school in Grand Forks, ND, for one
year prior to her marriage to John Wahlin on June 24, 1952, in Bethel Lutheran
Church, Wahpeton. She continued teaching and learning from her children and
grandchildren. Fran and John were blessed with four children, John Reid,
Shelley Sue, Christopher Todd and Gail Franciska.
Fran was an active member of Faaberg Lutheran Church, Rindal, MN. She taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of WELCA. She served faithfully. She was active in Teen’s Encounter Christ program, where she shared and grew in faith. She also belonged to the League of Women Voters and served on the Bear Park Township Board. John and Fran were active in the National Farmer’s Organization and Farmer’s Union, fighting for fair prices for the products they grew. Fran and John were privileged to host Jairo Guttierrez (Foreign Exchange Student) and later his sister, Maria. Fran taught Maria the English language. They welcomed several other children into their home. John and Fran loved to square dance and downhill ski. There are good memories of several ski trips with the friends and family. Fran made sure all of her children learned to swim. They spent as much time as possible at Strawberry Lake near Detroit Lakes. They were dairy farmers until they retired so they taught their children the value of hard work. Fran had a love for reading anything she could get her hands on. Her Bible was worn and she knew scripture by heart. She was confident in the Grace, Love and Forgiveness of Jesus Christ. She also had an architect class in college and designed a beautiful addition to their home.
Fran was an Emergency Medical Technician with County EMS for many years. She comforted and helped her friends and neighbors when they were in health crisis. Many times John would drive Fran right to the scene.
Her family has wonderful memories of “Mom” in the kitchen and garden. She was a great cook and always had dinner ready for her children when they got off the bus. Always the first word when coming home from school were “Mom, where are you?” She took care of her grandchildren whenever called upon, helping her children to work, further their careers or just take a little vacation.
Franciska is survived by her children: Shelley Wahlin Quinlan (Robert), McIntosh, MN, Christopher Wahlin (Karla), Crookston, MN, and Gail Sauve (Randy), Barnesville, MN; grandchildren: Benjamin Tuseth- Brionna and Taryn, Melissa Meyer (Josh) – Aubrey, Kolton, Emery, Joseph Tuseth; Josh Wahlin (Jennifer- Taydem, Jesse Wahlin (fiancé Alecia), Katrina Wahlin (fiancé Brent), Kenley Wahlin (Mandi), Kayla Benson (Jersey), Kamille Wahlin, Alex Sauve (Amanda)- Crosby and Ellie Mae, Claire Grunewald (Tyler)- Maggie, Harrison, Jonas Sauve (fiancé Denage), Peter, Graham and Ben Sauve; step granddaughter, Katie (Quinlan) (Justin) Vaccari- Samuel; two sisters: Shirley (Jack) Neese, Battle Lake, MN, and Verona (Douglas) Betlach, Perham, MN, numerous nieces and nephews and her cat, Annie, who now lives with Jesse. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, her son Reid, sisters Mina and Sue.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 11:00 am in the Faaberg Lutheran Church, Rindal, MN.
Visitation will be on Sunday, May 10, 2015, from 4-6 PM in the Faaberg Lutheran Church, Rindal, MN.
Burial will be in the Faaberg Lutheran Cemetery, Rindal, MN.
Arrangements are with the Erikson-Vik-Ganje Funeral Home, Fertile, MN.
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