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Obituaries

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...

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 Concordia...

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...