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Obituaries

GARY SANNES -Obit

Gary Sannes, age 69, of Crookston died Friday July 12, 2019 at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral arrangements are pending with Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston.

Harley Torgerson – Obit

Harley O. Torgerson, age 86, of Fosston, MN passed away on July 4th, 2019 at Wedgewood Manor Care Center in Cavalier, ND. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 17th at 2:00 PM at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in...

Selmer (Sam) Howard Bjerke – Obit

Selmer Howard Bjerke, 88, of Shelly, MN passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Sanford Hospital, palliative care. He was born on March 18, 1931 to Melvin and Magda Bjerke in Mayville, ND...

Harvey Straw – Obit

Harvey A. Straw, age 96, passed on to his Heavenly home on Friday, July 5, 2019 with his loving family by his side.  Harvey had been a resident at the Memory Care Center at Riverview Hospital in Crookston, MN, since...


Mary Ann Nordby – Obit

Mary Ann Nordby, 75, Ada, MN, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.   Mary Ann was born August 1, 1943, the only child of J. Kenneth and Lucille (Kerchner) in Louisville, Ohio. After graduation, she went to...

Jeannette F. (Hovland) Shaw – Obit

Jeannette F. (Hovland) Shaw, 87, Ada, Minnesota, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Benedictine Care Community, in Ada under the care of Hospice and her family.   No services will be held.   Burial: Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN.   Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home Ada,...

Helen Lutnes – Obit

Helen Lutnes, 91, of Fertile died on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile, MN.   Helen was born January 24, 1928 in rural Tabor Township, Polk County MN, the daughter of John Sr. and Annie (Chervonak) Grega....

FORMER CROOKSTON MAYOR DAVE GENEREUX PASSES AWAY

Former Crookston Mayor Dave Genereux passed away on Tuesday, July 2.  David grew up in a family of 19 children near Terrebonne, Minnesota and he graduated from the University of Minnesota Crookston in 1980 and North Dakota State University...

Paul Eugene Roseland – Obit

The Alaska Singing Sourdough, Paul Eugene Roseland, 90, the son of Arne and Selma Roseland of Newfolden, Minnesota passed away on March 21, 2019 in Green Valley, Arizona.  Paul was born July 15, 1928 and was the fourth of...

Marlan M. Pokrzywinski – Obit

Marlan M. Pokrzywinski, age 83, of East Grand Forks, MN, and formerly a longtime resident of Crookston, went home to be with his Savior Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, ND with his loving...

Duane Betteen – Obit

Duane Allan Betteen, 63, of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. He had been courageously battling ill health for the past several years. Duane was born at...

Doris Muir – Obit

Doris Mae Muir, age 90, of Crookston died June 23, 2019, at Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church in Crookston. Visitation...

Rich Halstenson – Obit

Richard Gordon “Rich” Halstenson, 65, of Crookston, MN, died tragically in a traffic accident on Hwy 9 a few miles north of Beltrami, MN early Friday morning, June 21, 2019. Rich was born in Grand Forks, ND on April 15,...

Roger Thibert – Obit

Roger Thibert of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph...

Mary Hetland – Obit

Mary J. Hetland, 69, of Belle Vernon, died Sunday, June 16, 2019.  Born in Crookston, Minnesota on November 27, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Oreen and Fern Hetland. A homemaker, Mary loved collecting pictures of her grandkids,...

Duane Halstensgard – Obit

Duane Jerome Halstensgard, 84, Fertile, MN, passed away on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019 at his home in rural Fertile, with his family by his side. Duane was born January 13, 1935 in Fertile to Julius and Mabel (Lindberg) Halstensgard. ...

Duaine Sanden – Obit

Duaine L. Sanden, 74, of Mentor, MN and longtime North Dakota broadcaster and KNOX radio announcer passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Duaine Leslie Sanden was born on March 22, 1945 in Grand Forks,...

Lynn Larson – Obit

Lynn K. Larson, 71, Fertile, MN, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND, with her family by her side. Lynn was born on December 18, 1947, in Brooklyn, NY. She was the youngest of three children...

Palmer Pederson – Obit

PEDERSON Palmer I. Loving Father Grandpa and Great-Grandpa Age 85 of Shoreview, on June 14, 2019. Preceded in death by wife, Ione; brothers, Pete, Darwin, and Vern. Survived by children, Jimmy (Ann), Sandra Pederson, Brenda (Jeffrey) Henry, Rodney (Jennifer), Joy Pederson, Gregory (LuAnne),...

Beverly A. Jacobson – Obit

Beverly A. Jacobson, 89, Ada, MN formerly of Perley, MN, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Benedictine Care Community in Ada, MN. Beverly Ann Hoff was born June 6, 1930 in Fergus Falls, MN. Her parents were Arthur and...

Bernadette DeHaan – Obit

Bernadette DeHaan, 90, of Red Lake Falls, MN,died on Tuesday June 11, 2019, at Luther Memorial Home, Mayville, ND, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June...

Cynthia Alfaro

Cynthia Ann (Johnson) Alfaro, age 60, of McKinney, Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at her home. She was born in Crookston, MN on August 4, 1958 to Lester and Lyla (Altepeter) Johnson. Cynthia was united...

Marilyn Miller – Obit

Marilyn Miller, Red Lake Falls, MN, 85, passed away on Monday June 10, 2019 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church...

Lila Anderson – Obit

Lila M. Anderson, 91, Ada, Minnesota, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Benedictine Care Community, in Ada under the care of Hospice and her family. Lila Mardell Braaten was born March 31, 1928, the daughter of Nells and Nellie (Edwardson)...

Lynn K. Larson – Obit

Lynn K. Larson, 71, Fertile, MN, died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND, with her family by her side. Funeral: 11:00 AM Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Little Norway Lutheran Church, rural Fertile, MN. Visitation: Wednesday, June 19,...

Marvin Chandler – Obit

Marvin C. Chandler, 99, a longtime Euclid, MN resident, passed away late Sunday evening, June 9, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN with his loving wife, Fran, and their family at his side. Marvin was born in...

Carol Proulx – Obit

Carol Proulx, 73, of Red Lake Falls, MN (formerly Houston, TX) went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 3, 2019. She passed quickly without suffering at her home in Red Lake Falls, MN with both her eldest...

Robert G. Normandin – Obit

Robert G. Normandin, age 69, of Elko, NV, and formerly of Crookston, died June 5th, 2019 in Elko, NV. Arrangements are pending. Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston.

Patricia Vind – Obit

Patricia Marjorie Vind, 81, of Montevideo, MN, formerly of Crookston, passed away Tuesday evening, June 4, 2019, at Luther Haven Nursing Home where she had been a resident since early in 2019. Pat, as she was affectionately known to her...

Patsy Hagl – Obit

Patsy Hagl, of Red Lake Falls, MN unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN...

Louise Schultz – Obit

Louise Barbara Schultz, 88, of Crookston, MN, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 4, 2019, at RiverView Health in Crookston. Louise was born in Red Lake Falls, MN on November 13, 1930, the only child of George and Sophie (Busse) Tischart....

Connie Dickerson – Obit

Connie Marie Dickerson “Skipper” 66 of Red Lake Falls, MN died peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2019, at home. Memorial service to celebrate Skipper’s life will be held 1:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Sunview Center in Red...

Rev. Dr. Dean Bell – Obit

Reverend Doctor Dean M. Bell, 73, of Ada, MN, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN. Dean Michael Bell was born in Minneapolis, MN, on December 27, 1945.  He was baptized on January 10, 1946 at...

Joseph Stach – Obit

Joseph “Joe” Stach, 69, Ada, MN, died Monday, May 27, 2019, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN, with his family by his side. Joe was born March 3, 1950, in Breckenridge, MN, the son of Emil and Josephine (Barina) Stach....

David (Bud) Sandem – Obit

David (Bud) Sandem, 78, Beltrami, MN, beloved brother, uncle and friend, was called to his eternal resting place on May 26, 2019.  He entered this world on March 28, 1941 in Crookston, MN, born to Soffus and Erma Sandem.   He went to...

Ted Curfman – Obit

Theodore “Ted” Curfman, of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2019, at his home, at the age of 68. The memorial to celebrate Ted’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 3,...

Nancy Elizabeth Melby

Nancy Elizabeth Melby, 84, of Crookston, Minnesota, died Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota with family at her side. Nancy was born in Barnesville, Minnesota to Otto and Edith (Anderson) Bergan on September 23,...

Donald Bakken – Obit

Donald Bakken, 90, beloved Husband and Father, died on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at his home in Mesa, AZ, under Hospice Care. He was born on January 1, 1929, to Harry and Edna (Rust) Bakken in Fertile, MN. He attended Fertile and Mentor schools. At...

Lynn Lucken – Obit

Lynn Lucken, age 75, of Winger, MN, passed away on Sunday, May 26th, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31st, at the Win-E-Mac High School Gymnasium in Erskine, MN with the Rev....

Shirley Foldoe – Obit

Shirley A. Foldoe, 85, of Anoka, MN, passed away on May 14, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids, MN, with her daughters by her side. Shirley Ann Geddes was born May 7, 1934, at Ada, the youngest child of Alfred...

Jacob Baumgarten – Obit

Jacob Alex Baumgarten, 64, Ada, MN, died Friday, May 17, 2019, with his family by his side at Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN. Jacob was born June 11, 1954, in Minot, ND, the second of 5 siblings to William and...

Margaret “Marge” C. Fournier

Margaret "Marge" C. Fournier, age 90, of Grand Forks, ND and formerly of Crookston and Dorothy, MN, went to be with her Lord on May 19, 2019. She passed away at home, with her family at her side. A Mass...

Chester “Chet” Waller – Obit

Chester Willis Waller, age 93, of Crookston died April 24, 2019 while residing at the Halstad Living Center in Halstad, MN.  A Memorial service celebrating his life will be held, June 7th at 12:00 PM at Stenshoel-Houske funeral Chapel...

Margaret “Marge” C. Fournier – Obit

Margaret "Marge" C. Fournier, age 90, Grand Forks, and formerly of Crookston, died May 19, 2019, at home with her family at her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, May 28th at 1:00 PM at the Cathedral...

Vernon Schindler – Obit

Vernon Schindler, of rural Red Lake Falls, MN passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Service of the word will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Johnson Funeral Service...

Kenneth Gervais – Obit

Kenneth Gervais passed away on Saturday, May 18, 019 at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls, MN. Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN...

Betty Jane Kirchmeier – Obit

Betty Jane (Olson) Kirchmeier, 92, was the 4th and youngest child born to Arthur “Roy” and Marie (Ramstorf) Olson on September 10, 1926 in Ada, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran (Grace) Church. Betty attended both elementary...

Carlyle Holen – Obit

Carlyle Duane Holen, age 66 of Erskine, MN, departed this life on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN with his loving family by his side.  Carlyle was born on September 30, 1952 in Minneapolis,...

Duane Jerrial Ogaard

Duane Jerrial Ogaard, 90, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Monday morning, May 13, 2019, at RiverView Health in Crookston, with members of his family at his side. Duane was born on December 2, 1928, at Crookston to Adolph and...

Rosemary Ann Vaudrin

Rosemary Ann Vaudrin, 67, of Fargo, ND died on May 12th, 2019 at Lilac Homes Assisted Living in Moorhead, MN. Rosemary was born August 31st, 1951 in Crookston, MN to Josephine Nora Hogan and Leopold (Paul) Vaudrin. She attended school...

Elsie Bateman – Obit

Elsie Marie Bateman, 92, of Crookston, MN, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston with her loving family at her side. Elsie Marie was born to the late Edward R. and Kathleen...

Lynn Thoen – Obit

Lynn Elisabeth (Oliver) Thoen, 83, of Crookston, Minnesota, died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent with family by her side. As Lynn requested, there will be no service. Lynn was born on April 13, 1936, in Fargo, North...

Michael “Bugsy” Ecklund – Obit

Michael Donald Ecklund, affectionately known as “Bugsy,” was born on March 28, 1962, in Minneapolis, MN to Ray and Pam (Marcotte) Ecklund. He attended school in Crookston, MN, graduating from Central High School in 1981.  After graduation, Bugsy was...

Delores Bitker Adkins – Obit

Delores Elaine Bitker Adkins, 75, of Moorhead passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, May 4, 2019. Delores was born on February 1, 1944 to Carl and Florence Bitker. Delores was born and raised in Lockhart on the family’s dairy...

Jean Stave – Obit

Jean A. Stave, age 83, died May 2, 2019 surrounded by her family at Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 7th, at 1:00 p.m. at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home with Pastor...

Delores Bjornstad – Obit

Delores M. Bjornstad, 89, Ada, MN, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, with her family by her side, at in Heartland at Valley 4000, Grand Forks, ND. Delores was born on November 27, 1929, in Blue Earth County near South Bend,...

Arlene Duckworth – Obit

Arlene Mae Duckworth, 94, of Warroad, MN died on April 25, 2019, at the Warroad Senior Living Center in Warroad. Arlene (Zutzie) was born in Louisville Township, Red Lake County, MN on May 2, 1924, the youngest daughter of...

Loris Parr – Obit

Loris Parr, 92, passed away on Monday April 22, 2019 at Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 4, 2019  at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Mentor, MN with Father Joseph Richards Officiating....

Deanna Larson – Obit

Deanna I. Larson, 80, Ada, MN, died Thursday, April 25, 2019, with her family at her side at Benedictine Care Community, Ada. MN. Funeral: 11:00AM, Friday, May 3, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: Thursday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM...

Maurice Duden – Obit

Maurice Edward Duden, 79, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Tuesday morning April 23, 2019, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Maurice was born, April 28, 1939, at Bethesda Hospital in Crookston to William and Marie (Strickler) Duden. His childhood...

Ellamae Longtin – Obit

Ellamae Longtin was born May 10th, 1934 in Tilden Twp., Polk County, MN to Walter and Florence (Cote) Farden.  She attended country school in Red Lake Falls.  On June 1, 1954 she married Ludger Longtin.  Sadly, he passed away in...

Angela Neisen – Obit

Angela A. Neisen, 38, Halstad, MN, formerly of Ada, MN, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Angela was born on October 30, 1980, to Charles and Barb (Voit) Neisen at Mahnomen, MN. She grew up...

Curtis Swenby – Obit

Curtis Jerome Swenby, 70, Fertile, MN, died Sunday April 21, 2019, at his home under hospice care and surrounded by family. He was born January 19, 1949 to Warren and Caroline (Aagenes) Swenby in Crookston, MN. Curtis graduated from Fertile-Beltrami...

Gregory Thompson – Obit

Gregory “Greg” Thompson, 45, Ada, MN, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in his home. Funeral: 3:00PM Friday, April 26, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: One hour before the service at the church. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, Minnesota....

Donald Nesvig – Obit

Donald R. Nesvig, 76, of Kokomo, IN, formerly of the Climax, MN-Buxton, ND area, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo. He was born in Crookston, MN on March 29, 1943, the son of...

Barbara Rogers – Obit

Barbara Hagen Rogers, 74, Ada, MN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 12, 2019, in her home. Interment: 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in St. Michaels Highland Cemetery, Ray, ND.

Zenona Murach – Obit

Zenona M. Murach, 91, Nielsville, MN, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN, after a brief illness. Memorial Mass: 3:00 PM Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN. Visitation: One hour before the...

Doris Normandin – Obit

Doris Viola Normandin, formerly of Crookston, MN, passed away on her 90th birthday, April 17, 2019, at the Ebenezer Meadows Nursing Home in Wyoming, MN. The funeral service for Doris will be held at 10:30 am, Thursday, April 25, 2019,...

JON PERRY JR. – OBIT

Jon Perry Jr. age 60 of Vergas formerly of Crookston passed away Wednesday April 17 at his home on Loon Lake. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday April 23 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Loon Lake, rural Vergas. Visitation...

Anna Rose Keller – Obit

Anna Rose Keller, age 95, of Crookston, MN passed away on April 15, 2019 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN. Anna was born on June 18, 1923 in Crookston Township to Joseph and Olive (Fortier) Amiot....

Jeffrey Jay Pierce – Obit

Jeffrey Jay Pierce, age 57, of Crookston died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  Jeff’s wishes were to have no services. Arrangements are with Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston.

Marjorie Scott – Obit

Marjorie (Stene) Scott, 91, formerly of Ada, MN, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Sanford Hospital, Thief River Falls, MN.   Funeral: 11:00 AM Monday, April 15, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 5:00 PM...

Helge “Manley” Helling – Obit

Helge “Manley” Helling, 89, Fertile, MN, died Saturday, April 6, 2019, at his home under the care of his family and hospice. Manley was born March 8, 1930, to Knut and Randi (Fauske) Helling in Grand Forks, ND.  As a...

Lowell Jacobson – Obit

Lowell Jacobson, 84, Ada, MN, died Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN. Lowell Merlyn Jacobson, the son of Carl and Emelia (Grosfield) Jacobson, was born on April 1, 1935, on the home farm in Good Hope...

Ray Berg – Obit

Ray Berg, 81, died December 30, 2018, at Bethany On The Lake nursing home in Alexandria. Ray was born April 6, 1937, in Bagley, to Arthur and Ragna (Widseth) Berg. Ray graduated from high school in McIntosh and attended...

Carlyle Holen – Obit

Carlyle Duane Holen, age 66 of Erskine, MN, departed this life on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN with his loving family by his side.  Carlyle was born on September 30, 1952 in Minneapolis,...

ROGER SORENSON – OBIT

Roger Leslie Sorenson, 87, Fisher, Minn., died Friday, March 29, 2019 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center, Northwood, ND. Roger was born on July 25, 1931 in Grand Forks, ND to Soren O. and Josephine (Salverson) Sorenson. He grew up...

Irene Capistran Burke – Obit

Our dear mother, Irene Capistran Burke, 92, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Sunday morning, March 31, 2019 at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Irene Elizabeth Gruhot was born on June 18, 1926 at Warren, MN, one of 6...

Duaine Sheridan – Obit

Duaine A. Sheridan, age 63, of Crookston died Sunday, March 24, 2019, unexpectedly at his home.  Funeral services will be held, Friday, March 29, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Bible Baptist Church in Crookston.  Visitation will be held Friday...

Oral M. Bjorem – Obit

Oral M. Bjorem, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at his home in Albuquerque, NM with his loving family next to him.  Oral was born and raised on the family farm at Ada, MN, and attended schools...

Harvey Windels – Obit

Harvey F. Windels, 86, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Monday morning, March 25, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with his loving family at his side. Harvey was born January 23, 1933, in Blowers Township, near...

Scott Nelson – Obit

Scott L. Nelson, age 55, of Fisher, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo surrounded by his family.  A Memorial service will be held Monday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m. at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston. ...

Sherilyn Kolstad – Obit

Sherilyn Kolstad, age 75 of Erskine, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her home under the care of Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 29th at Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine with...

Elaine Foss Ebnet – Obit

Elaine Foss Ebnet, age 69, of Mentor, MN, passed away on Thursday, March 14th, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28th, at Faith Lutheran Church in Mentor with the Rev. Michael...

VIOLET SULLIVAN – OBIT

Violet Sullivan, 98, of Thief River Falls, MN passed away peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, MN with her loving family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial will be held...

Timothy Gregoire – Obit

Timothy Todd “Tim” Gregoire, 51, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness at Advent Health in Orlando, FL. Tim and his wife, Robbie, had been vacationing in Florida and looking forward to spending time with family...

Kenneth Paradis – Obit

Kenneth Paradis passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake Falls, MN with Father...

JAMES MIREAULT – OBIT

James Mireault, age 80, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Monday, March 18th, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23rd, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church...

CAROL DUCHARME – OBIT

Carol Jean DuCharme, 88 of Star, ID, (formerly of Crookston, MN) died peacefully on February 24, 2019 under hospice care at Garnet Village, Garden City, ID. At her request, no services will be held. Carol was born in Crookston, MN to...

Lillian Grenier- Obit

Lillian Grenier, Sauk Rapids, formerly of Red Lake Falls, MN, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Good Shepard Nursing Home, Sauk Rapids MN with her loving family by her side. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:00...

Arleen Fay Wagner – Obit

Arleen Fay Wagner, 91, of Park Rapids, MN, and a former longtime Fisher, MN resident, passed away at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Park Rapids Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 2019. She was comforted by her 3 children who had...

Adam A. Andersen – Obit

Adam A. Andersen, 54, of Crookston, MN, passed away Saturday morning, March 9, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. A prayer service for Adam will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 21, 2019, in the Stenshoel-Houske...

Valentine “Val” Schindler – Obit

Valentine “Val” Schindler passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Hillcrest Senior Living in Red Lake Falls, MN. Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red...

DARREL KAASA – Obit

Darrel Kaasa, age 51, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Tuesday, March 5th, at Sanford Hospital in Bemidji, MN. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12th, at Maple Lake Lutheran Church, rural Fertile, MN,...

Thomas Kronschnabel – Obit

Thomas A. Kronschnabel, 88, Fertile, MN, died Friday February 22, 2019, at his home under the care of his family and hospice. Thomas Alvin Kronschnabel was born August 8, 1930 at Fertile, the son of Edwin and Gemina (Steenerson) Kronschnabel....

Arline Ruth Knutson – Obit

Arline Ruth Knutson, age 96, of Crookston, past away peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 8th, at 11:00 am, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, with Pastor...

Jennie Andringa – Obit

Jennie Andringa, age 100, of Crookston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 at Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9th at 1:00 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church in...

Eva Mendez – Obit

Eva Marie Mendez, 74, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2019 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA after a short illness. Eva had been visiting her sister, Raquel Hartley, and other family members...

Dorothy Pawlik – Obit

  Dorothy F. Pawlik, age 88, of Crookston died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Riverview Health in Crookston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday March 7 at 2:30 pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in...

Lloyd Dawley – Obit

February 26th, 2019, Lloyd Ray Dawley of Owatonna, MN was called home to be with his beloved wife of 56 years, and it marked the end of a centennial’s journey on this earth. He was born January 26th, 1918...

STEVEN RANZ – OBIT

Steven G. Ranz, age 64, rural Fertile, MN passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019. He was surrounded by his family and the loving care of Hospice after a long and courageous battle with cancer. From...

Allen Laughery – Obit

Allen Lee Laughery, 56 of Maddock, ND, formerly of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. Allen Lee, son of Jesse and MaryJane (Lee) Laughery was born on May 11, 1962 at...

Donald Herding – Obit

Donald Bernard Herding, 86, of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center, Erskine, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 1, 2019 at St....

Margaret Susan Steer – Obit

Margaret Susan “Sue” Steer, age 98, of Crookston, MN, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent. Sue was born on November 7, 1920, in Fort Peck, MT to Henry Irwin and Mathilda (Bulger) McMahan. The family...

Susanne Gayton – Obit

Susanne Rae Gayton, age 47, of Crookston, MN passed away on February 1, 2019. There will be a Memorial Service held at 1:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior to service on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral...

Nancy Asman – Obit

Nancy Lee Asman, 65, a lifelong Crookston, MN resident, passed away at her home Monday morning, February 18, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was comforted by the love of her family who were all...

Edward Pettit – Obit

Edward M. Pettit, 91, passed away on Sunday February 17, 2019 at his residence.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph Church, Red Lake Falls, MN with Father Bob...

Irene Justina Philion – Obit

Irene Justina (Demarais) (MacDonald) Philion passed away peacefully with loving family at her side on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the age of 95 years, 11 months, and 19 days.  Irene was born February 17, 1923 on the family farm...

MaE Emmalu Huber – Obit

MaE Emmalu Huber, 92, of Crookston, MN, passed away Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. MaE was born on May 2, 1926 in Crookston, one of 5 children of Emil Carl and Elsie Bertha...

Doris Schmidt – Obit

Doris Schmidt, 96, Ada, MN, died Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Benedictine Care Community, Ada. MN. Funeral: 11:00AM Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: Friday, February 22, 2019, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada,...

Peggy Krause – Obit

Margaret Lucile “Peggy” Krause, 84, of Minnetonka, MN and formerly of Crookston, MN, passed away Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2019, at the Legacy Care Home with her family at her side. Peggy, as she was affectionately known by her family...

Roger Fetting – Obit

Roger O. Fetting, 74, Moorhead, MN, formerly of Borup, MN, died Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Eventide Living Center, Moorhead, MN. Roger was born to Melvin and Lillian (Brager) on February 22, 1944, in Ada, MN. He worked at American...

Angela “Angie” Sip – Obit

Angela “Angie” Josephine Sip, 38, of Fisher, MN, peacefully passed away at her residence Tuesday morning, February 12, 2019, with family at her side. She battled stage 4 colon cancer courageously for 11 months, choosing quality of life over...

Dr. Patrick Alcorn – Obit

Dr. Patrick Alcorn, 68, of Cass Lake, MN died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at his home on Leech Lake, with his wife by his side. He loved his family more than anything in the world and nothing made him...

LaVone Peterson – Obit

LaVone “Vonie” Peterson, age 85, of Mentor, MN, passed away on Monday, February 11th, at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, MN. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16th, at Faith Lutheran Church...

Michael Peterson – Obit

Michael “Mike” Ray Peterson, 71, of Halstad, MN, passed away quietly on February 5, 2019, in the Halstad Living Center in Halstad, MN.  Mike was born in Fargo, ND, to Albert and Imogene (Reno) Peterson on January 20, 1948. He attended...

Julius Shimpa – Obit

Julius E. “JIB” Shimpa was born July 2, 1943 to Joseph and Marie Louise Moser Shimpa in Roseau, MN. When Jib was an infant, the family moved to Brooks, MN. He attended school in Plummer, MN. At the age of...

Marlene Monson – Obit

Marlene Carol Monson, 73, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at her home in Fertile, MN. Marlene was born on May 21, 1946, in Fertile. She attended Willow Creek School District #37 until the 6th grade when the school closed,...

Sister Catherine Merck – Obit

Sister Catherine Merck (76) died February 5, 2019 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Catherine Louise Merck was born in Ada, MN on June 1, 1942, the youngest of seven children of Anthony J. and Margaret (Jerome) Merck. She...

Virginia Sheridan – Obit

Virginia Helen Sheridan, 89, of the RiverView Care Center, Crookston, MN, passed from this life and went to be with her Savior the evening of February 5, 2019, with her loving family by her side. Virginia was born on January...

Kelly T. Scholl -Obit

Kelly Troy Scholl, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Halstad, MN, on January 31, 2019 at the age of 50.  He is survived by his parents Harley and Bonnie (Lindstrom) Scholl of Grandin, ND, sister Nicole Scholl and...

Delores Mae Page – Obit

Delores Mae Page, age 92, of Crookston, MN passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home. Delores was born on May 9, 1926 in Red Lake Falls, MN to August and Florence Hinrichs. She...

Florence Rood – Obit

Florence Lucille Rood, 93, passed away in Stacy, MN, Wednesday, January 30th, 2019, with her loving family at her side. Florence was born February 4th, 1925 in Brandt Township, Euclid, MN, to Charles and Bessie (Ball) Steer.  She grew...

Edward Gasper – Obit

After a long and difficult illness, Edward George Gasper passed away on January 25, 2019, with his loving family by his side at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, where he had lived for the past 4 1/2...

Betty (Simmons) Moe – Obit

Betty Ann Moe joined Our Heavenly Father on January 22nd, 2019 at the age of 90. She resided at Riverview Care Center, Crookston, MN where she received loving care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 28 at...

John Peterson – Obit

John Harley “Jack” Peterson passed away on January 21, 2019, at his home on Union Lake, near Erskine, MN. Jack was born on October 7, 1933, in Grand Forks, ND, the son of Peter and Minnie Johnson Peterson.  At the age...

Wayne Bennen – Obit

Wayne E. Bennen, age 71, of Crookston died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 25 at 2 pm at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston, with Pastor Loren Mellum...

Ernest Hilde – Obit

Ernest L. “Ernie” Hilde, 86, Borup, MN, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center, Erskine, MN. Ernie was born in Keene Township, southwest of Ulen to Helmer C. and Clarice (Wang) Hilde on February 28, 1932 and...

Dwain Tollefson – Obit

Dwain Dale Tollefson, 85, of rural Crookston, MN, passed away at his home Friday, January 18, 2019, with his loving family at his side. Dwain was born on May 18, 1933 to Tinus and Theresa (Pullar) Tollefson of rural Beltrami,...

A. Marvin Olson – Obit

A. Marvin Olson, age 86, of Fertile, MN, died Friday, January 18, 2019, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN. He was born on the family farm east of Fertile on January 2, 1933, the 3rd of 4...

Dale Brian Hoff – Obit

Dale Brian Hoff born December 3, 1954, in Fargo, ND to Henry Palmer and Valborg (Elton) Hoff. He grew up near Perley, MN, and attended Perley grade school and high school in Hendrum, MN. Dale was active in 4-H, receiving...

Ann G. (Mjolsness) Skaug – Obit

Ann (Mjolsness) Skaug, 97, Beltrami, MN, died peacefully with her children by her side on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile, MN.  Ann was born at Perley, MN on November 22, 1921 to Alma (Borgen) and...

Sister Lucille Schafer – Obit

Sister Lucille Schafer (88) died at Villa Saint Vincent, Crookston, on January 17, 2019. Lucille Schafer, daughter of Rose (Kuld) Schafer and George Schafer came into this world on December 20, 1930. She was the third of four children, two...

Ernest “Ernie” Hilde – Obit

Ernest L. “Ernie” Hilde, 86, Borup, MN, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center, Erskine, MN. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation is scheduled for...

Jill Huseby – Obit

Jill Huseby, 87, passed away on January 15th 2019 at River Bend Senior Living Center, Rochester, MN under hospice care.   She was born March 3, 1931 in Birkenhead, England, to Elizabeth and Thomas Wood.  She attended school in Birkenhead, England...

Vaughn Thorfinnson – Obit

Vaughn Thorfinnson passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Hillcrest Senior Living in Red Lake Falls MN. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls...

JAMES “JIM” SIMS – Obit

James “Jim” Sims, of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at home, with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church...

Alice Nephew – Obit

Alice Jean (Jagol) Nephew, 86, passed away in Fosston, MN on Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born to the late Alec and Anna Jagol on November 7, 1932, in Grassy Butte, ND. She attended school in Angus, MN. On June 30, 1951,...

Donald Rude – Obit

Donald O. Rude, Borup, MN, died Saturday, January 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN.  Donald Orrin Rude was born on July 18, 1928, at home on the family farm near Perley, MN, the...

Vern Gagnon – Obit

Vernon Gagnon of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Valley Elder Care in Grand Forks, ND surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at...

Dr. Robert Schnabel – Obit

Dr. Robert F. Schnabel, age 94, passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2019, at Friendship Village retirement community in Bloomington, MN, surrounded by his family. Bob was born on October 28th, 1924, in Pittsburgh, PA, the eldest of two children...

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Johnson – Obit

Kenneth G. “Kenny” Johnson, 94, Fertile, MN, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Mahnomen Health Care Center, Mahnomen, MN, under the care of Hospice of The Red River Valley. Kenneth George Johnson was born along with his twin brother, Leonard...

Harold L. Pederson – Obit

Harold L. Pederson, 84, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away Thursday morning, January 10, 2019, at Woodside Village, of 4000 Valley Square, in Grand Forks, with members of his loving family at his side. Harold was born at Mayville, ND...

Sister of St. Joseph , Rose Mary Toenyan – Obit

Sister of St. Joseph, Rose Mary Toenyan died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, Minnesota. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 1:00pm in the Chapel at Villa St. Vincent, with Father Vincent...

Cathy Swisher – Obit

Cathy Swisher, 58, Crookston, MN, died Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND, following a brief illness. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, Minnesota   www.fredriksonfh.com

Don Ramberg – Obit

Don Ramberg, age 82, of Mentor, MN, passed away on Monday, January 7, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12th, at Gosen Lutheran Church, rural Erskine, MN with...

Delores Nelson – Obit

Delores Mary Nelson, 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away at the Villa St. Vincent on Friday, January 4, 2019, with members of her family at her side. Delores was born in Crookston on June 9, 1938, the daughter of David...

Kendall Pederson – Obit

Kendall Pederson, 74 of Red Lake Falls, MN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at home with his loving family. Memorial Service will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Red Lake...

Greg “Fuji” Lerum – Obit

Greg “Fuji” Lerum, 61, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home Friday afternoon, January 4, 2019, with his loving family and friends by his side.  Gregory James Lerum was born at Crookston on May 27, 1957, the son of...

Elizabeth Illeana Wagner – Obit

Elizabeth (Betty) Illeana Wagner, 86, of Fisher, MN, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 3, 2019, at her residence, comforted by her loving family.  Elizabeth was born on September 1, 1932 in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of Andrew and Pauline...

Shirley Snyder – Obit

Shirley Arlene Snyder, 64, of Crookston, MN, passed away Thursday morning, January 3, 2019, at the REM Home in Crookston. The funeral service for Shirley will be held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home,...

Nanci Jo Seidel – Obit

Nanci Jo Seidel, age 65, passed away on Saturday, December 29, at her home in Crookston.  A prayer service will be held, Friday, January 4 at 2:00 PM at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston.  Burial will be in the...

David Plante – Obit

David Plante, age 80, of Mentor, MN and formerly of rural Erskine, MN, passed away on Thursday, December 27, at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, at...

David Paul Vick – Obit

David Paul Vick, 77, of Mentor, MN, passed away Thursday morning, December 27, 2018, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. David was born in Crookston, MN on September 8, 1941, one of 4 children of Arthur and...

Marie Thompson – Obit

Marie Thompson, age 88, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, at Sheyenne Crossing Long Term Care in West Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31, at Calvary Free Lutheran...

Charles Armstrong – Obit

Charles Frank Armstrong, 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away Monday afternoon, August 6, 2018, at the RiverView Care Center in Crookston with his loving family at his side. Charles was born on September 24, 1937 to Lee and Frances (Novak) Armstrong...

Llewellyn “Lew” Hanson – Obit

Llewellyn Matthew “Lew” Hanson, of Moorhead, MN, and formerly of Crookston, MN, died unexpectedly at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo ND on August 5, 2018 at the age of 80.  His family surrounded him with love and prayers while...

David Hume – Obit

David Truman “Dave” Hume, 83, of Crookston, MN, passed away at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND early Thursday morning, August 2, 2018, with his family at his side. Dave had been bravely battling cancer for several months. Dave was born...

Albert Riendeau – Obit

Albert Paul Riendeau, age 69, of Red Lake Falls, MN, passed away on August 1, 2018 in Gentilly Township, MN. Albert was born on September 19, 1948 in Crookston, MN to Omer and Cecelia (Audette) Riendeau. He attended school at...

Jimmie “JC” Coauette – Obit

Jimmie Charles “JC” Coauette, 71, of Crookston, MN, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 24, 2018, at LakeWood Health in Baudette, MN. Jimmie had been spending a few days at the family’s lake place at Ballard’s Resort when he died...

Richard “Dick” Peterson – Obit

Richard Edwin “Dick” Peterson, 83, of Crookston, MN, passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND early Sunday morning, July 22, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Dick was born in Sioux Falls, SD on September...

Noella Delorme – Obit

Noella Delorme died on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at the home of Richard and Cindy Delorme in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church...

Carolyn Severin – Obit

Carolyn Emma Severin, age 99, of Crookston, MN died July 19, 2018 at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Carolyn was born in Forest River, ND on January 10, 1919, the daughter of Fred and Emma (Martens) Schultz. She...

George Taus – Obit

George L. Taus, 79, of Bemidji, MN, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday morning, July 12, 2018, with members of his loving family at his side. George was born on December 12, 1938 at his parent’s home near Strathcona,...

Lloyd Wagner – Obit

Lloyd Erwin Wagner, 100, of Fisher, MN died in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on July 10, 2018. He was born, in this same home, on December 28, 1917, to Martin and Ida (Heydt) Wagner. To his...

Joan Osterberg – Obit

Joan Elizabeth Osterberg, 82, of Grand Forks, ND, and formerly of Mentor and Minneapolis, MN, passed away at Parkwood Place early Saturday afternoon, June 23, 2018, with family by her side. Joan was born in Crookston MN on October 11,...

Lyle Glass – Obit

Lyle Keith Glass, age 67, of Medora, ND passed away in his home on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Lyle was born on June 22, 1951 in Crookston, MN to Russell and Jeanette Glass. He attended elementary school and high...

Kathleen Merten – Obit

Kathleen “Kathy” Joan Merten, 75, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, Wednesday evening, June 20, 2018, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, while surrounded by her loving family. Kathy was born on November 30, 1942...

Ronald Erickson – Obit

Ronald Norman Erickson, 66, of Crookston, MN passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Ron was born in Greenbush, MN on December 10, 1951, the son of Norman and Martha (Nelson) Erickson.  The family...

Lloyd “Butch” Hastings – Obit

Lloyd “Butch” Eugene Hastings, Butch, as he was affectionately known, was born on February 4, 1939, in Grand Forks, ND.  He was the son of Lloyd Alphius and Cassie Evelyn (Gillis) Hastings.  His early years were spent growing up...

Christine Carlson – Obit

Christine Elizabeth Carlson, age 93, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Christine was born on her parent’s farmstead on January 5,...

Harriet Anderson – Obit

Harriet Adelaide Anderson, 88, of Laurels Edge Assisted Living in Mankato, MN, and a former longtime Crookston, MN resident, passed away peacefully there early Sunday morning, June 3, 2018, comforted knowing that her family was at her side. Harriet...

Kristina Gray – Obit

Kristina M. Gray, 62, of Crookston passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 31, 2018 at her home.  A funeral service will be held Monday, June 4, at 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston with Rev. Bill Reck...

William “Bill” Hulst – Obit

William Rueben “Bill” Hulst, 82, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Tuesday evening, May 29, 2018, at RiverView Health in Crookston, following a sudden illness. He was greatly comforted knowing that his family was at his bedside. Bill was a Leap...

Michael Razmyslowski – Obit

Michael Lin Razmyslowski, 51, passed away on May 25, 2018. Michael Lin Razmyslowski was born to Raymond Sr. and Jociey (Begley) Razmyslowski on July 22, 1966 in Fairfax, VA. Michael had a step-father, Ralph Menke, who he shared many...

Ellen Patenaude – Obit

Ellen Theresa (Fortier) Patenaude, 84, passed away on May 23, 2018. Ellen Theresa Fortier was born to Octave and Cecelia (Duffy) Fortier on April 17, 1934 in Crookston.  She attended St Joseph’s Academy graduating in 1952.  Upon her...

Jerry Regan – Obit

Jerry Donald Regan, 69, of Duluth, MN, passed away of sudden cardiac arrest on May 21, 2018. Jerry was born in Crookston, MN on July 26, 1948 to Gayle and Lorraine Regan. Jerry attended Crookston Cathedral High School and the...

Jan Nelson – Obit

Jan David Nelson, 66, of Crookston, MN, passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, Monday morning, May 21, 2018, with his family at his side. Jan was born in Crookston on June 12, 1951, the middle child...

Catherine Lubinski – Obit

Catherine Mary Lubinski (Weiland) peacefully passed away on May 14, 2018 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the age of 97. Catherine was born on October 16, 1920 in Belgium Township outside of Euclid, Minnesota to...

Sister Jean Marie Campeau – obit

Sister Jeanne Marie Campeau, 91, died on May 14, 2018 at RiverView Health in Crookston, MN.  Marie Verna Campeau was born in Star Prairie Township, St. Croix, WI, on June 5, 1926, the daughter of Arthur and Josephine (Martell)...

Sister Mary Daniel Neumann – Obit

Sister Mary Daniel Neumann (87), died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Villa Saint Vincent in Crookston, MN. Mary Catherine Neumann was born on September 12, 1930 in Bemidji. She was the ninth of Ernest and Bernadette (Belaire) Neumann’s eleven children....

Maryrose Sirek – Obit

Maryrose “Mary” Gemma Sirek, age 57, of Crookston, passed away May 10, 2018 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston. A Mass of Christian burial will be held  Thursday, May 17 at 10:30 am in St. Peter’s...

Sherman Dillabough – Obit

Sherman Charles Dillabough, 73, of Crookston, MN, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 29, 2018, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston with his family at his side. Sherm was born in Crookston on September 9, 1944, the 3rd of...

LeRoy Clemenson – Obit

LeRoy Edwin Clemenson, 70, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home early Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, of natural causes. LeRoy was born in Moorhead, MN on October 24, 1947 to Edwin Alfred and Lillian Clarice (Thompson) Clemenson....

Ben Widseth – Obit

Benjamin “Ben” Daniel Widseth, 19, of rural Fosston, MN, and a student at NDSU in Fargo, died unexpectedly near his home on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Ben was born on March 31, 1999, in Waconia, MN, the son of...

David Klinger – Obit

David Klinger, age 88, of Mentor, MN, passed away on Sunday, April 22nd, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28th, at Faith Lutheran Church in...

Dororthy Gregg – Obit

Dorothy Mae Gregg, 85, of Crookston, MN, formerly Fargo, passed away peacefully at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston on Saturday afternoon, April 21, 2018. Dorothy was born in Crookston on March 5, 1933, one of 12 children of...

Joyce Schlagel – Obit

Joyce E. Schlagel, 87, Ada, Minnesota, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Benedictine Care Community, in Ada, under the care of Hospice and her family. Funeral service: 11:00 AM Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Faith United Church, Ada. Visitation: Wednesday,...

Lloyd Radi – Obit

Lloyd Emil Radi, 92, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Friday morning, April 20, 2018, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, where he had been a resident since June of 2017. Lloyd was born on the family farm,...

Lawrence Knott – Obit

Lawrence Knott of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at his Red Lake Falls home surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:30...

Maxine Sundet – Obit

Maxine Shirley Sundet passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018 at Riverview Care Center.   Maxine was born December 27, 1922 in Crookston, MN to Ole and Beata (Morgan) Sundet. She was baptized on 2/25/1923 at the First English Lutheran...

Paul Midderigh – Obit

Paul Merriall Midderigh, 55, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully in Altru Hospital, early Thursday morning, April 12, 2018. Paul had a heart attack several days previously and had been courageously fighting for life since. Paul was born in Millington,...

Loren Solem – Obit

Loren O. Solem, 89, Halstad, MN, died Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Fargo VA Health Care System, Fargo, ND. Funeral: 2:00 PM Monday, April 16, 2018, at Augustana Lutheran Church, rural Halstad, MN. Visitation: Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 5:00...

Irene Hince – Obit

Irene Hince, Oklee, MN, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Valley Elder Care Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota with her loving family by her side. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Monday, April 16, 2018 at...

Megan Wilkens – Obit

Megan Lynn Wilkens, 36, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Fertile, MN, April 9, 2018. Megan was born on January 6, 1982, to Lyle and Cheryl (Ellinger) Wilkens, in Crookston, MN. She would spend all her...

Joey Johnson – Obit

Joey Johnson, 42, of Oklee, MN passed away peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND with her loving family at her side. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 12, 2018...

James Waxler – Obit

James Edward Waxler, 93, of Crookston, MN, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 3, 2018, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, where he had been a resident since last December. Jim was born in Fargo, ND on February...

Clarence Ellis – Obit

Clarence R. Ellis, 91, of Crookston, MN passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center, Erskine, MN where he had resided in the memory care unit for two years. Clarence was born October 2, 1926 in Clearbrook,...

James Sannes – Obit

James Raymond Sannes, 70, of Crookston, MN, passed away in his residence, of natural causes, Friday, March 2, 2018. Jimmy, as he was always known to his family and friends, was born in Crookston on April 1, 1947; one...