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Obituaries

Frederick Dean “Fred” Ose- Obit

Frederick Dean “Fred” Ose, age 58, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021, at his home with family by his side. Frederick was born on September 4, 1962, in Spokane, WA, the son of Dean and Sydnee...

Mark A. Ellegaard- Obit

Mark A. Ellegaard, 58, Fertile, MN, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Fertile on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Mark was born on September 18, 1962, at St. Francis Hospital, Crookston, MN to Walter and Carol (McArthur) Ellegaard.  He was...

Jerome “Butch” Olson- Obit

Jerome “Butch” Olson, 81, Fertile, MN, died on Friday, July 30, 2021, at home with his family by his side. He was born on October 19, 1939, in Spring Creek Township, Norman County, to Floyd and Sylvia (Bak) Olson. He...

Gladyce Ruth Surprenant – Obit

Gladyce Ruth Surprenant, age 91, of Crookston, MN, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2021, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN. Gladys Ruth Johnson was born on January 9, 1930, in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of...

Lester M. “Les” Stradinger – Obit

Lester Mike Stradinger, 84, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home early Sunday afternoon, August 1, 2021, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, and with members of his loving family at his bedside. “Dinger,” as...

Duane Allen Wimpfheimer – Obit

Duane Allen Wimpfheimer, age 90, of Euclid, MN, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at his home with his loving family by his side. Duane was born on January 30, 1931, in Crookston, MN, the son of the...

Gregory John “Greg” Peterson – Obit

Gregory John “Greg” Peterson, 63, of Alexandria, MN, passed away unexpectedly due to failing health in his home on July 28, 2021. Greg was born in Crookston on May 4, 1958 to Donald “Rewind” and Betty (Paasche) Peterson. He was...

Chris Helgedalen – Obit

Chris Helgedalen, 53, of Ulen, MN, passed away after a courageous battle with ALS on June 26, 2021, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, surrounded by his loving family. Chris M. Helgedalen, son of Clifford and Janice (Knutson) Helgedalen, was born...

Lynette “Pud” Joseph – Obit

Lynette Marion “Pud” Joseph, 68, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Wednesday afternoon, April 1, 2020, at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND after a brief illness. She was greatly comforted by family at her side. A Memorial Service...

Twyla Aurora Julianna Hovelsrud- Obit

Twyla Aurora Julianna Hovelsrud, age 90, of Fertile, MN, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Riverview Health in Crookston, MN. Twyla was born on August 4, 1930, in rural Fertile, MN, the daughter of the late Elmer and...

Neva Lorrayne Wermager- Obit

Neva Lorrayne Wermager, 91, of Crookston, MN, passed away Sunday morning, July 25, 2021, in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND, comforted by loving family at her bedside. Neva was born on October 18, 1929, on the farm of her parents,...

James (Jim) Stene – Obit

James (Jim) Stene, 74, Ada, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 23, 2021at his residence in Ada. James Edwin Keith Stene was born on August 12, 1946 in Ada, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at the East Mash River...

Steven Jerome Nelson – Obit

Steven Jerome Nelson, 63, of Crookston, MN, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 24, 2021, in the Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile, MN. Steve was born in Seattle, WA on July 26, 1957, the oldest of 3 sons born to Neal...

John M. Lyczewski – Obit

A well-known member of the Crookston Hockey Community and Crookston Pirates Hockey Superfan John Lyczewski passed away last week. His obituary is below - John M. Lyczewski, age 63, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at...

MATT BISHOP’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE TO BE HELD JULY 30

Former KROX announcer, Matt Bishop’s Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. with a visitation hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. The service and visitation will...





NANCY SUE (MAVES) THOMASSON – Obit

Nancy Sue (Maves) Thomasson, 79, of Crookston MN, passed away due to complications of her esophageal cancer in Stafford, VA, on July 20, 2021. Nancy and her husband, James, were in Stafford enjoying a family reunion with their children...

STEWART W. KLASK – Obit

Stewart W. Klask, 74, Ada, MN, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Benedictine Care Community in Ada. Stewart William Klask was born in Ada, MN to Henry and Malinda (Neumann) Klask on March 11, 1947.  Stewart graduated...

Randy John Chaffee – Obit

Randy John Chaffee, age 76, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the RiverView Memory Care Center in Crookston, MN, with his loving family by his side.  Randy resided at Riverview Memory Care for nearly...

LAVERNE A. JOHNSON – Obit

LaVerne A. Johnson, 93, Moorhead, MN, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at her residence and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. LaVerne was born October 23, 1926, in Flom, MN, to William and Elisa (Thompson) Buckle.  ...

CLARISE RENAE “CLAIRE” CAILLIER – Obit

Clarise “Claire” Renea Caillier, age 63, of Crookston, MN. died on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021, at home surrounded by family, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. Her struggle was lessened by the support from family, friends, coworkers, and hospice. ...

Hilde Ford – Obit

Hilde Ford, 95, Ada, MN, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the Benedictine Care Community in Ada. Hilde Gauss was born on December 9, 1925 in Riederich, a town near Stuttgart, Germany, the third daughter born to...

SHIRLEY ELAINE VISSER – Obit

Shirley Elaine Visser, 82, Ada, MN, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 unexpectedly in her home.  Shirley (Dyrendahl) was born on January 27, 1939 to Emil and Inga Dyrendahl in Hendrum, MN. She graduated from Hendrum High School...

KRISTIE KATHERYN WAGONER – Obit

Kristie Katheryn (Johason) Wagoner, 69 of Crookston, Minnesota passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 7, 2021, shortly after 3 pm, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota with her Nieces and Nephews at her side....

Martin Lyle Cote – Obit

Martin Lyle Cote passed away on July 14, 2021 at Northern Lights in Thief River Falls, MN. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with...

DALE D. CORMICAN – Obit

Dale D. Cormican, 77, of Mentor, formerly Crookston, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021 at Essentia Health, Fargo. Dale was born June 16, 1944 in Warren to Laverne and Lillian (Teal) Cormican. He attended school in Euclid and the Northwest...

Roland Bentley- Obit

Roland Bentley, age 74, of Twin Valley, MN passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021, in his home surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice. Roland LeRoy Bentley was born March 31, 1947, in Crookston, MN to Ervin...

Kristie Kathryn (Johnson) Wagoner- Obit

Kristie Kathryn (Johnson) Wagoner, age 69, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home of Crookston, MN.

Arliene Prestegord- Time of Service Announcement

Arliene Prestegord, age 85, of Burnsville, MN, died Friday, January 3, 2020, at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Wild Rice Lutheran Church, Twin Valley, MN. Burial...

Katherine “Kay” Huotari- Obit

Katherine “Kay” Huotari, Ada, MN, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021, under the care of her family and Hospice at Benedictine Care Community in Ada. She was only 105 years old. Kay was born on a farm in Goodridge,...

Adeline Bergeson – Obit

Adeline Bergeson, age 99, of Reno, NV, formerly of Twin Valley and Hawley, MN, died March 2, 2020, at her daughter’s home. Burnett Bergeson, age 95, former Minnesota State Representative, died Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at home in Reno,...

Vivian Doris Arel- Obit

Vivian Doris Arel, age 98, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020, in the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home with family by her side. Vivian Doris Ogaard was born on July 22, 1922, in Crookston, MN, the...

Harriet Pearson – Obit

Harriet Pearson of Fosston, MN formerly of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Essentia Health in Fosston, MN. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 10:30 AM in Bethany Lutheran...

Elizabeth “Betty” Davis – Obit

Elizabeth “Betty” Davis of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on July 3, 2021, at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, July 9, 2021, at Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake...

ROWANN E. LARSON – Obit

Rowann E. Larson, age 73 of East Grand Forks, passed away June 28, 2021 at Sanford Hospice House in Fargo, ND after nearly a 3 year battle with cancer with her family by her side. Rowann Elaine Smart was...

JEROME H. HEMMESCH – Obit

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Jerome H. Hemmesch, age 71, who died Tuesday, at the VA Medical Center. Burial will...

James Lee “Jim” Litch Jr.- Obit

James Lee “Jim” Litch Jr., son of James Litch Sr and Linda Sander was born June 7, 1960, in Great Falls, MT, and passed away suddenly at Riverview Hospital in Crookston, MN on June 28th, 2021 at the age...

Arnold J. Orsland – Obit

Arnold J. Orsland, 70, Fargo, ND, formerly of Halstad, MN, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo, with family by his side. Arnie was born on November 16, 1950, in Ada, MN to Alfred...

Vivian Doris Arel – Obit

Vivian Doris Arel, age 98, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home with family by her side. Vivian Doris Ogaard was born on July 22, 1922, in Crookston, MN, the...

OBITUARY – MaryAnn Simmons

MaryAnn Cecilia Simmons, 81, of Crookston, MN, passed away Saturday evening, April 11, 2020, at her rural home while comforted by her family at her bedside. MaryAnn was recently diagnosed with advanced cancer and remained alert and involved in...

Roberto Torres Gatica Sr.- Obit

Roberto Torres Gatica Sr., age 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly in his home of natural causes Friday morning, June 25, 2021. Robert was born on June 7, 1941, in Crystal City, TX, one of four children of the...

Dorothy “Dolly” Michaelson- Obit

Dorothy Jean “Dolly” Michaelson, age 86, of Euclid, MN, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with her loving family by her side. Dorothy Baatz was born on March 7, 1935, in Crookston,...

LuVerne J. Olich – Obit

LuVerne J. Olich, 73, Ada, MN, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2021, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND, with her family by her side.  LuVerne Jean Thompson was born on May 13, 1948, to Lloyd and Josie (Crane)...

John (Mark) Nelson – Obit

John (Mark) Nelson, of Red Lake Falls, MN, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the Hennepin County Burn Center in Minneapolis, MN, with his family by his side, at the age of 71. A Celebration of Life Service...

Craig Allen Green- Obit

Craig Allen Green, age 63, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Craig was born on April 15, 1958, in Topeka, KS, the son of the late...

Veda Olson – Obit

Veda Myrtle Olson, 94, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at the Benedictine Living Center, Crookston (Villa St. Vincent) with family at her side. Veda was born at Washington, IA on March 19, 1926, the...

Larry Bobby Johnson – Obit

Larry Bobby Johnson, 81, of Warren, MN, passed away late Wednesday evening, June 16, 2021, in the Benedictine Living Community Crookston with family at his side. Larry was a Crookston native, born on February 1, 1940, to James “Bob” and...

SHARON OSLUND – Obit

Sharon Olslund, age 73, of Crookston, MN, passed on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston with her loving husband by her side. Sharon McFarlin was born on March 1, 1948, in Crookston, MN,...

Curtis Lloyd Hendrickson – Obit

Curtis Lloyd Hendrickson, 102, a lifelong Crookston, Minnesota resident, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 14, 2021, in the Benedictine Living Community-Crookston, with his son, Paul at his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June...

Robert “Bob” Pinske- Time of Service Announcement

Robert “Bob” Pinske, age 85, of Ulen, MN, formerly Gary, MN, died on Wednesday, March 18 at Viking Manor Nursing Home.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Anderson Family Funeral Home, Twin Valley, MN,...

Harold Jerome Opgrand – Obit

Harold Jerome Opgrand, 91, of Crookston, MN, passed away Sunday morning, June 13, 2021, in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, with family at his side. Harold was born in Halstad, Minnesota on November 10, 1929, the son of Carl and Therese...

Maze Cordell Thompson- Obit

Maze Cordell Thompson, 79, Fertile, MN passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born to Hans and Mary (Rarick) Thompson on January 4, 1942, just yards from where he passed at...

Merlyn Malme- Obit

Merlyn Malme, 81, known as Merle, passed away from Covid on January 9, 2021. He was born in Shelly, MN, on November 1, 1939, to Ole and Josie Malme. He graduated from high school in Climax, MN in 1957....

Sandra Ilene Nordby- Obit

Sandra Ilene Nordby, 71, of Bartlett Tennessee, formerly of Shelly, MN, passed away peacefully in her sleep while under Hospice care on May 31, 2021, with her sons at her side. She was born January 30, 1950, in Crookston, Minnesota,...

Alice Erma Hegge- Obit

Alice Erma Hegge, age 103, longtime Eldred, MN resident and recently of Parkwood in Grand Forks, ND, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 8, 2021, at her daughter Carol’s, home near Fisher, MN, with family members at her side. Alice...

Robert “Bob” Pinske- Obituary

Robert “Bob” Pinske, age 85, of Ulen, MN, formerly Gary, MN, died on Wednesday, March 18 at Viking Manor Nursing Home. Robert Pinske was born December 8, 1934, to Otto and Elsie (Lietzau) Pinske on their family farm in...

Orris Melvin Moen – Obit

Orris Melvin Moen, age 72, of Lake Park, MN, passed away while in Mesa, AZ, on January 15, 2021.  He was in the presence of his brother-in-law and his wife; Barry and Kay Malme in his final fight with...

DOROTHY “DOTSIE” LOUISE (DAHL) BRULE – OBIT

Dorothy “Dotsie” Louise (Dahl) Brule, 64, of East Grand Forks MN, passed away June 4, 2021 at Villa St Vincent in Crookston.  Dotsie was born on June 3, 1957 in Crookston, MN to Julius and Mildred (Knutson) Dahl. Dotsie...

Kyle Lomsdalen- Obit

Kyle Lomsdalen, age 29, of Ulen, MN, died unexpectedly of health complications on Monday, May 31, 2021, at his home in Ulen. Kyle Allen Lomsdalen was born on September 1, 1991, son of Kathy and Kerwin (Renee) Lomsdalen in Fargo,...

DeFloren Rude – Obit

DeFloren Rude passed away peacefully on May 28, 2021, at Serenity Assisted Living at Dilworth, MN, at age 100. DeFloren Rude was born on September 28, 1920, in Beresford, SD to Edward and Cora Rude, the second oldest of...

Mervyn Larson – Obit

Mervyn Larson, age 85, of Twin Valley, MN, died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at the Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND. Mervyn Leroy Larson was born on November 1, 1935, in West Fargo, ND, to Anton and Clara (Soderlund) Larson. At...

Ardella Mae Jorgenson- Obit

Ardella Mae Jorgenson, age 88, of Park Rapids, MN, passed away early Saturday evening, December 26, 2020, in the home of her daughter and son in law, Scott and Cheryl Rising, Park Rapids, MN. Ardella was born in Crookston, MN...

Sanford Moen – Obit

Sanford Moen, age 95, of Gary, MN, died Monday, May 31, 2021, at his residence. Sanford Oscar Moen, the son of Oscar and Sophia (Sanden) Moen, was born on January 12, 1926, at home near Gary.  Sanford grew up on...

Lucille Dufault – Obit

Lucille Dufault, age 91, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Monday, May 31st, at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 4th, at St. Mary’s Catholic...

Verona M. Heiraas – Obit

Verona M. Heiraas, age 89, of Ada, MN, died Friday, May 28, 2021, at Benedictine Care Community in Ada, after a brief illness. Verona was born on May 22, 1932, in rural Ada. She was the daughter of Ted and...

Betty Lou Klemens – Obit

Betty Lou Klemens, 87, of Littlerock, CA, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021, in Piedmont-Fayette Hospital, Fayetteville, GA. She had moved to Griffin, GA just a few weeks ago to live with family there and passed away quite unexpectedly...

SUSAN WOLFE – Obit

Susan Kay Wolfe, age 71, passed away on May 25, 2021 at Riverview Care Center in Crookston, MN, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.   Susan Kay Mauer was born September 7, 1949 in St. Paul, MN, to William and...

Janice June Urness – Obit

Janice June Urness, age 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN, with her family by her side.  Janice June Stickel was born on August 19,...

Brock Altringer – Obit

Brock Lawrence Altringer, 46, of Duluth, MN, and formerly of Crookston, passed away at his residence unexpectedly Saturday, December 19, 2020. Brock was born in Minneapolis, MN on December 13, 1974, to birth parents, Jean Mittelsteadt and Denny Abbe. He...

Roger Gaylord Estenson Sr.- Obit

Roger Gaylord Estenson Sr. of Climax, Minnesota passed May 14, 2021, at the age of 82 years, while in the care of Altru Health Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Roger was born at St. Michael’s Catholic Hospital in Grand...

David Laurence Bradley- Time of Service

David Laurence Bradley, 74, a lifelong Crookston, MN resident, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He had been in declining health for several years. A graveside memorial service for David Laurence Bradley will be held at...

Barbara Jo “Bubba” Danielson- Obit

Barbara Jo “Bubba” Danielson, age 67, of Crookston, MN, passed away on May 5, 2021, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN, with her family and friends by her side.  A memorial service celebrating Bubba’s life will...

Betty Charlotte Conkins – Obit

Betty Charlotte Conkins, age 97, of Crookston, MN, passed away on December 21, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, knowing she was loved. Betty Charlotte Peterson was born on December 15, 1923, in Aireys, MD, the daughter...

Russel James LaChance – Time of Service Announcement

Russel James LaChance, 81, of Crookston, MN, passed away at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Tuesday morning, November 24, 2020, after a brief illness. The Mass of Christian Burial for Russel LaChance will be held at 10:30...

Koda Anton Hegreberg- Obit

The exciting moments of pregnancy turned to sorrow for Amanda Marquardt and Kodey Hegreberg of Perley, MN, with the death of their precious baby boy, Koda Anton Hegreberg. Koda was born and passed into Heaven, and into the arms...

Ferne E. Thorson- Obit

Ferne E. Thorson, 94, West Fargo, ND, formerly of Ada, MN, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Sheyenne Crossings Care Center, under the care of Ethos Hospice, in West Fargo. Ferne was born February 28, 1927 to Peter...

Daniel J. Buckmiller – Obit

Daniel James “Jim” Buckmiller, age 86 of Crookston, MN, passed away early Friday morning, May 7th, 2021, at Riverview Health, with his family at his side.  A private family graveside service with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday,...

Shirley R. Osborne – Obit

Shirley R. Osborne, age 85, long time resident of Crookston, MN, died Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks, ND. Shirley was born on November 28, 1935 in Madelia, MN, the daughter of Howard and Mildred...

Irvin Tastad – Obit

Irvin Tastad, 98, Fertile, MN passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile. Irvin was born on September 25, 1922, in Rolette, ND on the family farm to Andrew and Anna Tastad. He was...

Barbara Jo “Bubba” Danielson- Obit

Barbara Jo “Bubba” Danielson, age 67, of Crookston, MN, passed away on May 5, 2021, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN, with her family and friends by her side. Bubba was born on February 25, 1954,...

Craig J. Theede – Obit

Craig J. Theede, 34, died Friday, April 30 in a car accident while returning home to Grand Forks, ND from work at his chiropractic practice in Crookston, MN. Craig was born in La Crosse, WI to Denny and...

Karen Anne Arel- Obit

Karen Anne Arel, 61, of Crookston passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, of cancer. Karen was born on April 9, 1960, in Crookston, MN, the youngest of 8 children born...

Stella Vakoch – Obit

Stella Vakoch, 87, of rural Ada, MN, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Benedictine Living Community in Ada. Stella Mae Severtson was born September 3, 1933 on her family farm near Lake Park, MN. She moved with...

Shirley Lois Rockstad- Obit

Shirley Lois Rockstad, age 99, of Ada, MN, died April 27, 2021, at Benedictine Care Community in Ada, where she called home for the past four years. The firstborn to Gust and Petra (Ramstad) Rockstad, Shirley was born April 5,...

Clara “Jean” Boyle – Obit

Clara "Jean" Boyle, age 81, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home with her family by her side. Clara “Jean” Boyle was born in St. Joseph, LA, October 8,...

Darlene M. Gast – Obit

Darlene M. Gast, 73, Fertile, MN, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2021, at her residence surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice. Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Monday, May 3, 2021, at Resurrection Free Lutheran Church, Beltrami, MN,...

Sheryl Rae O’Gorman – Obit

Sheryl Rae “Sherry” O’Gorman, 71, of Maricopa, AZ, passed away in a Phoenix hospital on December 2, 2020, after bravely battling cancer for several months.  Sherry was born in Crookston, MN on July 18, 1949, the daughter of Mel...

Merle Norman Rafteseth – Obit

Merle Norman Rafteseth, 91, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Friday morning, April 23, 2021, in the Benedictine Living Community-Crookston with his beloved wife, Ruth, at his side. Merle was born in Thief River Falls, MN on March 11, 1930,...

Blaid Halverson – Obit

Blaid Halverson, 62, of Twin Valley, MN, died peacefully Friday, April 23, 2021, at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND, with his family by his side. Blaid Ervin Halverson was born December 13, 1958, in Ada, MN, the son of...

Ardelle Thronson – Obit

Ardelle Thronson, age 93, of Gary, MN, died on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile, MN. Ardelle G. Halland was born on September 12, 1927, to Adolph and Gina (Ramberg) Halland at home in Waukon...

 Robert William “Bob” Clemenson – Obit

 Robert William “Bob” Clemenson, age 63, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. Bob was born on October 12, 1957, in Crookston, MN, the son of Oliver and...

Linus Joseph Gabriel Desrosier – Obit

Linus Joseph Gabriel Desrosier, 74, of rural Gentilly, MN, passed away at his home late Tuesday afternoon, April 20, 2021, with his beloved wife, Cathy, and many family members at his side. He had been receiving care from Hospice...

Raymond Allan Larson – Obit

Raymond Allan Larson, 72, of Gary, Minn., died Jan. 8, 2021, after a three-year battle with cancer. Ray was born March 7, 1948, in Moorhead, Minn., the first of seven children for Milton and Ann (Stumbo) Larson. He grew up...

Berneil “Bonnie” Carrie Nelson – Obit

Berneil “Bonnie” Carrie Nelson, 95, of Crookston, MN, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020, at the home of her niece, Becky Rickert, and husband, Ted, in Brownton, MN, where she had been being cared for since September 1st. Berneil...

Patricia Ann “Pat” Stanislowski- Obit

Patricia Ann “Pat” Stanislowski, age 74, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN. Pat was born on March 26, 1946, in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of the...

Roxanne Kay Deziel – Obit

Roxanne Kay Deziel, 57, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Roxanne, "Rocky," was born February 24, 1964, in Mitchell, SD, the daughter of Harlan & Phyllis (Knepper) Ekeland....

Robert “Bob” A. Norland – Obit

Robert “Bob” A. Norland, 75, Fertile, MN, died Saturday, April 10, 2021, at home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice. Bob was born September 10, 1945, in Hallock, MN to Orielle and Eleanor (Hunter) Norland. Bob...

Luverne Ross- Obit

Luverne Ross, age 101, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side. Luverne Buckman was born on February 5, 1920, in Crookston, MN, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Zitzer) Buckman. ...

Carolyn J. Arends – Obit

Carolyn J. Arends, 76, passed away peacefully in West Hartford, CT on Thursday, April 1, 2021. She was born May 16, 1944 to George and Leona Arends. Carolyn was baptized on August 29, 1944 at the town of Mary and...

Jerri Thompson – Celebration of Life Notice

Jerri Thompson, age 62, of Twin Valley, MN, died Friday, April 24, 2020, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fargo, ND. Jerri Lee, the oldest son of Jerome and LaDonna (Hadland) Thompson was born in Ada, MN, on December 29, 1957. ...

Arvid Jerome Stortroen – Obit

Arvid Jerome Stortroen, age 86, of rural Climax, MN, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at his home with his loving family by his side. Arvid was born on October 11, 1934 on the family farm in rural...

DuWayne D. Schroeder – Obit

DuWayne D. Schroeder, 82, Ada, MN, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at his residence in Ada. DuWayne David Schroeder was born on September 8, 1938, to William (Bill) and Louise Schroeder, in Ada, MN, and was baptized and...

Emily Marie Stainbrook – Obit

Emily Marie Stainbrook, 83, a lifelong Crookston, MN resident, passed away at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato, MN, with her family at her side on Wednesday evening, March 31, 2021, after a brief illness. Emily was born in Tilden Township near...

Karen Ann Dekko -Obit

Karen Ann Dekko, of Huntsville, AL, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Karen was born in Ada, Minnesota, to Norwegian parents, Clara and Edward Dekko. The youngest of seven children, Karen was preceded in death by her brothers,...

Ruth M. Goltz – Obit

Ruth M. Goltz, 98, Ada, MN, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Mission Court Assisted Living in Ada, with family by her side and under the care of Hospice. Ruth Margaret Jensen was born March 8, 1923, at Waupaca,...

Lila Rikhus – Obit

Lila Rikhus, 96, Ulen, MN died Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Viking Manor Nursing Home in Ulen, MN surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Lila Lee Andersen was born on April...

Dale David Corbin – Obit

Dale David Corbin, 78, of Fergus Falls, died Friday, March 19, 2021 at LB Broen Home in Fergus Falls. He was born November 27, 1942, in Crookston, Minnesota. The son of Clifford and Helen (Casavan) Corbin. He attended Crookston...

Virginia “Ginny” A. Skalsky – Obit

Virginia “Ginny” A. Skalsky, 86, Thief River Falls, MN, formerly of Ada, MN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls. Virginia “Ginny” Anne Cross was born in Elk River, MN on August...

Karl F. Burns Jr. – Obit

Karl F. Burns Jr., age 94, of Gardner, ND, died Sunday, March 28, 2021, at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Dr. Karl F. Burns Jr., age 94, of Gardner,...

Thomas Habeck – Obit

Thomas Habeck, age 78, of Twin Valley, MN, died Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND. Thomas Otto Habeck was born at home on October 2, 1942, in Ada, MN, to Harold and Mildred (Burns) Habeck....

OBIT – Cleon Melsa

Dr. Cleon Michael Melsa, age 78, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, with his family by his side. Cleon was born on December 28, 1942, in Marshalltown, IA,...

Sandra Horn – Obit

Sandra Horn, age 67, of rural Gary, MN, died on Monday, March 1, 2021, at her home. Sandra Jane Anderson was born in Crookston, MN, on July 13, 1953, the daughter of Harvey Sr. and Jane (Nelson) Anderson. She grew...

Steven C. Mjelde – Obit

Steven C. Mjelde, 70, Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Fertile-Beltrami, MN, passed away at his residence on Monday, March 15, 2021. He was born on April 24, 1950, in Crookston, MN to Curtis and Dorothy (Grosfield) Mjelde of Beltrami, MN. Steve...

Shirley Inga (Klevgaard) (Self) Finch – Obit

Shirley Inga (Klevgaard) (Self) Finch, 82, Bentonville, AR, formerly of Ada, MN, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Circle of Life Hospice Home at Legacy Village in Bentonville. Shirley Inga Klevgaard was born to George and Signora (Volness)...

Christopher Paul Dahl – Obit

Christopher Paul Dahl, 67, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home early Thursday evening, March 11, 2021, after dealing with failing health issues for the past several years. Chris was born in Pontiac, MI on January 16, 1954, the...

Edna Neibauer – Obit

Edna Neibauer, age 103, of Mentor, MN passed away on Thursday, March 11th, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile, MN. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 27th, at Faith Lutheran Church in Mentor...

Clarence Reuer – Obit

Clarence Reuer, 79, Ada, MN passed away peacefully though unexpectedly in his sleep on the early morning of Monday, March 8, 2021, at his residence. On March 24, 1941, Emil and Maggie (Schumacher) Reuer were blessed with the birth of...

Larry J. Berg – Obit

Larry J. Berg, age 64, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2021, at his home. A graveside service will be held for Larry at Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston, MN at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Stenshoel-Houske Funeral...

Sharon Lee Bergsgaard – Obit

Sharon Lee Bergsgaard, age 74, passed away on March 4, 2021, in Crookston, MN under the care of her family and Hospice with her loving family by her side. Sharon was born on December 25, 1946, to Ferdie and...

Larry Flyberg – Obit

Larry Flyberg, age 77, of Ada, MN, died March 6, 2021, at Lilac Homes Memory Care in Dilworth, MN. Larry Morris Flyberg was born March 16, 1943, in Ada, MN, the son of William Flyberg and Agnes Aanenson Flyberg. He...

Florence Irene Cyr – Obit

Florence Irene Cyr of Red Lake Falls passed away on   February 27, 2021, at the Villa St Vincent in Crookston. Mass of Christian burial will be held at a later date. She was born April 2, 1922, to Frank and...

Herbert “Herb” Dahlen – Obit

Herbert “Herb” Dahlen, age 88, of Twin Valley, MN, died Monday, March 1, 2021 at Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile, MN, Herb Dahlen was born January 30, 1933, the son of Julian and Clara (Ryding) Dahlen in Borup, MN....

Jewel Keith Strande – Obit

Jewel Keith Strande, age 64, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021, at his home with his family by his side. Jewel was born on March 29, 1956, in Fosston, MN, the son of the late Gilbert...

David Laurence Bradley – Obit

David Laurence Bradley, 74, a lifelong Crookston, MN resident, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He had been in declining health for several years. David was born on December 8, 1946, to LeRoy “Jack” and Esther...

Kenneth E. Vanderpoel – Obit

Kenneth E. Vanderpoel, 82, Shelly, MN passed away peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2021, at his residence, with family by his side. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Kenneth’s life will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021,...

Robert G. Ramstad – Obit

Robert G. Ramstad, 95, Gary, MN, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Benedictine Care Community in Ada, MN. Robert, the son of George and Emma (Ohman) Ramstad, was born on November 8, 1925, in Crookston, MN. Bob grew...

Heath Brian Waxler – Obit

Heath Brian Waxler, age 40, of Crookston, MN, passed away due to failing health Wednesday morning, February 24, 2021, in Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND comforted by having his family at his side. Heath was born in Crookston on...

Wayne R. Bernard – Obit

Wayne R. Bernard, 73, of rural Shelly, MN passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021, at his residence, under the care of his family and Hospice. Wayne Robert Bernard was born on September 25, 1947, to Eva (Tucker) and Leonard...

William “Bill” Dormady – Obit

William “Bill” Dormady of St. Hilaire, MN, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021, at his home, at the age of 79. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, March 12, 2021, at St. Bernard’s Catholic...

Lillian Esther Broden – Obit

Lillian Esther Broden passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the age of 93 at Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile, MN, where she has resided for the past fifteen years. She was born to Henry and Agnes Hauglie...

Mary Jo Cournia – Obit

Mary Jo Cournia, 65, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Thursday morning, February 18, 2021, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with her loving mother, Nancy, and other family by her side. Mary Jo was born on February 2,...

Linda Marie Vigesaa – Obit

Linda Marie Vigesaa, 75, died peacefully in her cozy little home in Twin Valley, MN, on Thursday, February 11, 2021, with her daughter Kim and special friend Denise by her side and under the care of Hospice of the...

Notice for A Celebration of Life for Megan Monson

A Celebration of Life for Megan Monson will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 19,  2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston, will be live stream on Facebook and following all of the Minnesota and CDC COVID-19 social...

Russell Eugene “Russ” Tate – Obit

Russell Eugene “Russ” Tate, age 63, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021, with his loving family by his side after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Russ was born on January 10, 1958, in Crookston, MN,...

Megan Marie Monson – Obit

Megan Monson, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021, at her home, at the age of 33. There are no services planned at this time. Megan Marie Monson was born January 6, 1988 in Crookston, MN, the daughter...

William Joseph “Will” Enlow – Obit

William Joseph “Will” Enlow, age 50, of Crookston, MN, passed away in Crookston on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, with his family by his side. Will was born on September 3, 1970, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Robert and...

Marlyn B. Sandness – Obit

Marlyn B. Sandness, 87, Fertile, MN, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. Marlyn Bernard Sandness was born on April 24, 1933, in Hendrum, MN to Benjamin and Mina (Anderson) Sandness. Marlyn attended school...

Kevin Roy Barvels – Obit

Kevin Roy Barvels, 71, of rural Crookston, MN passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021, peacefully at his home. He was born on October 27, 1949, to Roy and Marjorie (Suter) Barvels of Fairmont, MN. Kevin took pride in his...

Lawrence Lincoln “Linc” Dufault – Obit

Lawrence Lincoln “Linc” Dufault, age 86, of Crookston, MN, and a former longtime resident of Gentilly, MN, passed away at his residence Saturday afternoon, January 30, 2021, surrounded by his family. Linc was born on February 12, 1934, in Lambert...

Tracey K. Berhow – Obit

Tracey K. Berhow, 29, Winger, MN, beloved mother, daughter, sister, and niece, was called to her eternal resting place on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Tracey passed away peacefully at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND, surrounded by her loving family. Tracey...

Marilyn R. Goedeke – Obit

Marilyn R. Goedeke, 89, Roseau, MN, formerly of Ada, MN, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau. Marilyn Ruth Bucholz was born to Harlan and Dorothy (Johnson) Bucholz on November 2, 1931, in Marshalltown,...

Alvin H. Vakoch – Obit

Alvin H. Vakoch, 88, rural Ada, MN passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Sanford Broadway Medical Center in Fargo, ND. He was born on November 30, 1932, in Thief River Falls, MN. On September 3, 1955, he and...

Steve Mayer – Obit

Steve Mayer, age 65, of Erskine, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 29th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, services will be for family only. A public memorial service will be announced and held this...

Evelyn Eunice Scully – Obit

Evelyn Eunice Scully, age 104, of Crookston, MN, passed away January 30, 2021 at Villa St. Vincent after a battle with COVID-19. She was born August 21, 1916 to Cleophas and Delima Bombardier in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. In 1936,...

Lyla Irene Newhouse – Obit

Lyla Irene Newhouse, age 96, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, with her loving family by her side. Lyla Irene Larson was born on June 16, 1924,...

Jacolyn A. Erickson – Obit

Jacolyn A. Erickson, 73, Fertile, MN, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 22, 2021, at her residence. Jacolyn A. (Wagner) Erickson was born on January 11, 1948, in Slayton, Minnesota and lovingly became the daughter of Albert H. and Wilma...

Betty Lou Floan – Obit

Betty Lou (Erikson) Floan, 90, Fertile, MN, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 24, 2021, the same day as her wedding anniversary. She was born February 13, 1930, to Elma (Erickson) and Herman R. Erikson in Fertile,...

Violet Doda – Obit

Violet Clarine Doda, 92, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Sunday morning, January 24, 2021, at RiverView Health in Crookston with her daughters Sharon and Shirley at her side. Violet was born on her family’s farm in Spring Creek Township...

Elmer T. Sorenson – Obit

Elmer T. Sorenson, 86, Ada, MN passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. Elmer was born on September 9, 1934, in Ada, MN to Oliver Sr. and Olga (Hovland) Sorenson. He was baptized and...

Dorothy Patnode – Obit

Dorothy Patnode, 93, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Private family Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church...

Patricia A. Broden – Obit

Patricia A. Broden, 66, Fertile, MN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 16, 2021, surrounded by family at Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls, MN. She was born July 30, 1954 to Maynard and Doris (Mitchell) Skeie of Winger, MN. Patricia...

Stanley L. Johnson – Obit

Stanley Leroy Johnson, 81, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 19, 2021, in the RiverView Care Center, Crookston, with members of his family at his side. Stan was born in Crookston on October 2, 1939, the son...

Laura Van Erem – Obit

Laura Van Erem, 52, Fertile, MN, lost her life unexpectedly from injuries sustained in a tragic motor vehicle accident, along with her mother Nancy Sand on Saturday, January 9, 2021, in Grand Forks, ND. Laura was born November 9, 1968...

Sheryl Rae “Sherry” O’Gorman – Obit

Sheryl Rae “Sherry” O’Gorman, 71, of Maricopa, AZ, passed away in a Phoenix hospital on December 2, 2020, after bravely battling cancer for several months. Sherry was born in Crookston, MN on July 18, 1949, the daughter of Mel and...

Loren Duane “Butch” Seaton – Obit

Loren Duane “Butch” Seaton, 70, of Brighton, CO, passed away in the Surprise Health & Rehab in Arizona on December 31, 2020. Loren was born in Crookston, MN on June 19, 1950, one of three children of the union of...

Valerian Koralewski – Obit

Valerian Apolo Koralewski, age 88, of Brooks, MN, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at his home. Valerian was born on July 7, 1932, in Florian, MN, the son of the late Thomas and Theresa (Kurowski) Koralewski.  He was...

Jenessa Kelley – Obit

Jenessa Mariah Kelley passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND due to a medical condition causing an automobile accident. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 14, 2021,  4 – 8 PM at Johnson...

Hedwig Krueger – Obit

Hedwig Pauline Krueger, age 93, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Riverview Health in Crookston, MN. A private graveside service for Hedwig will be held at the Oakdale Columbarium in the spring of 2021. Online Guestbook: ...

Jeffrey L. Dale – Obit

Jeffrey L. Dale, 64, rural Winger, MN passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at his residence. Graveside services will take place at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Fertile, MN at a later date. Please view our guestbook and share condolences online at...

Donald Allen Gunkel – Obit

Donald Allen Gunkel, Borup, MN passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN, at the age of 77. Funeral:  2:00 PM, Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Winchester Lutheran Church, Borup, MN, following all of the Minnesota...

Keith Arden Simon – Obit

Keith Arden Simon, 66, of Erskine, MN, and a former longtime Crookston, MN resident, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, January 9, 2021, in the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine with his beloved wife, Alice, at his side. Keith was...

Maxine Langved – Obit

Maxine Langved passed away Wednesday, January 06, 2021, under the loving care of the staff at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile, MN. Maxine Christine Sorenson was born September 9, 1933 to Edgar and Lillian Sorenson in Moorhead, MN.  She has...

Patricia Ann “Pat” Stanislowski – Obit

Patricia Ann “Pat” Stanislowski, age 74, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN. Pat was born on March 26, 1946, in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of the...

Lorraine Schmidt – Obit

Lorraine Schmidt, 86, of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN with her loving family by her side. Public visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until 2:00...

Elaine M. (Snustad) Kolle – Obit

Elaine M. (Snustad) Kolle, 90, beloved wife and mother, Fargo, ND, formerly of Hendrum and Halstad, MN, was called to her eternal resting place on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. In lieu of flowers, memorials are...

Laurencio Guadalupe Romero Perez – Obit

Laurencio Guadalupe Romero Perez, age 64, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Laurencio was born on November 14, 1956, in Puebla, Mexico, the son of Gabriela Romero Perez.  He...

Matt Bishop – Obit

Matthew “Matt” Bishop, age 31, of Blaine passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 and is now with his heavenly Father. Matt will be deeply missed by his loving and devoted wife, Katie Bishop; parents, Mike...

Ashley Lynn Caccia – Obit

Ashley Lynn Caccia, age 40, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully into the Lords hands on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at her home. Ashley was born on July 11, 1980, and at 10 days old became the daughter of James...

Berneil “Bonnie” Carrie Nelson – Obit

Berneil “Bonnie” Carrie Nelson, 95, of Crookston, MN, passed away Monday, December 21, 2020, at the home of her niece, Becky Rickert, and husband, Ted, in Brownton, MN, where she had been being cared for since September 1st. Berneil Carrie...

James “Jim” C. Bennefeld – Obit

James “Jim” C. Bennefeld, 89 of Ada, Minnesota, left this world to meet the Lord on January 1st, 2021, after his courageous battle with cancer the past two years surrounded by family. James Chester Bennefeld was born May 4, 1931,...

Brandon Bueng – Obit

Brandon Bueng, 35, Fargo, ND, formerly of Ada, MN, died peacefully at his home on Friday, December 25, 2020. Funeral: A private family-only funeral will take place at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Twin Valley,...

Gloria Jean Staehnke – Obit

Gloria Jean Staehnke, age 78, of Erskine, MN, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020, in the Medical City Alliance Hospital in Ft. Worth, TX. She had been in Texas visiting her daughter, Brenda Cole. While in ill-health for several...

Ray Omar Brault – Obit

Ray Omar Brault passed away December 6, 2020 after a brief diagnosis with cancer. Ray had been residing in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Ray was born April 24, 1953 to Clarence and Elaine Brault the third of seven children and...

Ardella Mae Jorgenson – Obit

Ardella Mae Jorgenson, age 88, of Park Rapids, MN, passed away early Saturday evening, December 26, 2020, in the home of her daughter and son in law, Scott and Cheryl Rising, Park Rapids, MN. Ardella was born in Crookston,...

Wayne Steven Scott – Obit

Wayne Steven Scott, 62, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly at his residence of natural causes on Friday, December 25, 2020. Wayne was born at White Earth, MN on April 7, 1958, 1 of 8 children of the union of...

Aino Krogstad – Obit

Aino Krogstad, 98, of Fertile, MN, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at her home under the care of her family and hospice. Aino Christine Knausberg was born on September 25, 1922, at Tallinn, Estonia, the daughter of Edward and...

Helen Michaelson – Obit

Helen Mae Michaelson, 91, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 23, 2020, in the Benedictine Living Center Crookston. Helen was born on February 19, 1929, in Crookston, the daughter of Richard and Hattie (Gibben) Goodyke. She grew...

Helen Jean Wavra – Obit

Helen Jean Wavra, age 81, of Crookston, MN, passed away Monday afternoon, December 21, 2020, in Altru Hospital at Grand Forks, ND.  Helen was born on September 20, 1939 at Crookston to Jesse and Evelina (Zhorela) Casavan Sr. She...

James Davis – Obit

James Edward Davis, 69, of Crookston, MN, passed away on December 20, 2020, peacefully and with quiet dignity after several months of serious illness with his sister, Betty Anne Chapman, by his side. Jim was born June 6, 1951 to...

Betty Conkins – Obit

Betty Charlotte Conkins, age 97, of Crookston, MN, passed away on December 21, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, knowing she was loved. Betty Charlotte Peterson was born on December 12, 1923, in Aireys, MD, the daughter...

Brock Lawrence Altringer – Obit

Brock Lawrence Altringer, 46, of Duluth, MN, and formerly of Crookston, passed away unexpectedly at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth Saturday afternoon, December 19, 2020. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Diane Altringer, and sister and brother-in-law,...

Everett Schulz – Obit

Everett Schulz, age 86, of rural Clearbrook, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 16th, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22nd, at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bagley with the Rev....

Susan Swenson – Obit

Susan Swenson, age 89, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Susan Prady was born on May 1, 1931, at home in Caribou, MN, the daughter of the late Alex...

Ernest Clayton Gudvangen – Obit

Ernest Clayton Gudvangen, 71, of Crookston, MN, passed away at the Benedictine Living Center, Crookston, early Wednesday morning, December 16, 2020. Ernie, as he was best known to family and friends, had been a resident of the Villa since...

Chad Lynndell Olson – Obit

Chad Lynndell Olson, 54, Fertile, MN, passed away under the care of doctors on December 2, 2020 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. A private family-only memorial service has been planned at this time. Due to current health conditions...

Robert “Bob” Gene Wolf – Obit

Robert “Bob” Gene Wolf, 92, of Crookston, MN, passed away Monday afternoon, December 14, 2020, at the Benedictine Living Center, Crookston, and now resides in heaven with his beloved Savior. Robert was born in Havre, MT on October 21, 1928,...

Braidy Christianson – Obit

Braidy Christianson, age 47, of Sauk Rapids, MN, passed away unexpectedly from heart complications, on Monday, December 14, 2020 at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Braidy Mark Christianson was born on July 31, 1973 to Mark...

Twyla Aurora Julianna Hovelsrud – Obit

Twyla Aurora Julianna Hovelsrud, age 90, of Fertile, MN, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Riverview Health in Crookston, MN. Twyla Aurora Julianna Hanson was born on August 4, 1930, in rural Fertile, MN, the daughter of the...

Joyce Marie Raymond – Obit

Joyce Marie Raymond, age 66, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Joyce was born on July 2, 1954, in Crookston, MN, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Alice (Beauchane)...

Paul Noyes – Obit

Paul Noyes, age 67, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 12th, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Paul Otto Noyes was born on July 30, 1953 in Red Lake County, Minnesota to parents Fred and Arlene (Abrams)...

Carolyn Jean Schenck – Obit

Carolyn Jean Schenck, age 70, of Crookston, MN, passed away with her loving family by her side on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Altru Hospital after a courageous 6-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Carolyn Jean Hoppe was born on March...

John Richard Shaver – Obit

John Richard Shaver, 69, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at the Benedictine Living Center, Crookston, (Villa St. Vincent.) John was born on March 15, 1951, in Summit, South Carolina to parents Richard Shaver and Irene...

Veda Olson – Obit

Veda Myrtle Olson, 94, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at the Benedictine Living Center, Crookston (Villa St. Vincent) with family at her side. Veda was born at Washington, IA on March 19, 1926, the 10th...

Stephen A. Smith – Obit

Stephen A. Smith, 56, Shelly, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at Benedictine Care Community in Ada, MN after a long battle with cancer. Graveside Service: A graveside service will take place at Shelly Cemetery, Shelly, MN on...

Armando Rosas Sr. – Obit

Armando Rosas Sr., 74, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 4, 2020, at RiverView Health in Crookston. Armando was born at Crystal City, TX on April 9, 1946, the son of Raul and Maria Luisa (Rodriguez) Maldonado. He...

Bernice Evelyn Norman – Obit

Bernice Evelyn Norman, age 95, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN. Bernice Schlenner was born on August 29, 1925, to Edwin and Anne Schlenner in Granite Falls, MN.  She...

Darlene Agnes Heiberg – Obit

Darlene Agnes Heiberg, age 89, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN. Darlene Agnes Solie was born on November 2, 1931, on the family farm in rural...

Anne Ione Kanten – Obit

Anne Ione Kanten, age 93, of Crookston, MN, formerly of Milan, MN, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN of COVID-19.  Anne spent much of her life-shaping Minnesota Agriculture,...

Gary Lee Steinbrink – Obit

Gary Lee Steinbrink, 65, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks early Saturday morning, December 5, 2020. Gary was born in Crookston on June 29, 1955, and was the son of the late Ralph...

Edna Nellie Briggs – Obit

Edna Nellie Briggs, age 88, of Erskine, MN, formerly of Crookston, MN, passed away on December 6, 2020, at the Pioneer Memorial Medical Center in Erskine, MN. Edna Nellie Hennager was born on May 8, 1932, in Langdon, ND, the...

Audrey Joanne Sevald – Obit

Audrey Joanne Sevald, 72, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Pioneer Memorial Center in Erskine, MN. Audrey was born on November 9, 1948 in Crookston, MN to Perry and Tillie (Olson) Sevald. She was the youngest of four...

Ruth Marie Beiswenger – Obit

Ruth Marie Beiswenger, of Crookston, MN, formerly of Fisher, MN, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent. Ruth was born September 8, 1926, to Max and Mary (Taus) Kasprick, in Badger, MN, in Roseau County. In 1928,...

Bernard E. Stroot – Obit

Bernard E. Stroot, age 105, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Bernard was born on November 15, 1915, on the family farm in Belgium Township, near Euclid, MN.  He...

James Orris Grove – Obit

James Orris Grove, 74, of Climax, MN, and a longtime sugarbeet and small grains farmer, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, December 3, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent nursing home with family by his side. James was born in Crookston...

Jana M. Steffen – Obit

Jana Mae Steffen, 71, of Crookston, MN, passed away Thursday evening, December 3, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent, where she had been a resident since February 3rd of this year. She had been bravely battling cancer for some...

Gyda O. Gullekson – Obit

Gyda O. Gullekson, 83, Fertile, MN, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 with family by her side at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Funeral: A private family only service will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Erikson-Vik-Ganje Funeral Home...

Clara J. Johnson – Obit

Clara J. Johnson, 92, Moorhead, MN, formerly of Beltrami, MN, was welcomed into Heaven on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, with Claudia holding her hand. Graveside Service: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Scandia Lutheran Cemetery, rural Beltrami, MN, following...

Ivan E. Radi – Obit

Ivan E. Radi, 91, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Ivan Emil Radi was born on April 1, 1929 on the family farm near Fisher, MN the son of...

Marjorie Bernadean Combs – Obit

Marjorie Bernadean Combs, 90, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, December 1, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent. Marjorie was born on her parents’ farm near Sharon, ND on January 1, 1930, one of five children of the...

Darlene June Sandberg – Obit

Darlene June Sandberg, 77, of Crookston, MN, passed away at her residence late Monday evening, November 30, 2020 with her loving husband Allan at her side. She had been in ill health for some time. Darlene was born in Crookston...

Joyce Swenson – Obit

Joyce Swenson, 85, Fertile, MN died on Friday, November 27, 2020, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral: Due to current restrictions, a private, immediate family only service will take...

Keith Allen Dale – Obit

Keith Allen Dale, 62, Climax, MN, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at the Riverview Hospital in Crookston.  Keith was born on Sunday, June 8, 1958, the son of Glenn and Kathleen (Peterson) Dale. As a young boy on...

Karen Louise (Lyngholm) Plante – Obit

Karen Louise (Lyngholm) Plante, 73, of Crookston, MN, died early Sunday morning, November 29, 2020, in the Benedictine Living Community in Crookston, surrounded by the love of her family, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s. Karen was born...

Paul Jahn – Obit

Paul Jahn, age 72, of Fosston, MN and formerly of Beltrami, MN, passed away on Sunday, November 29th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. Paul Cecil Jahn was born on June 9, 1948 in Charlotte, Iowa to Edwin and Mary...

Darrell D. Leiser – Obit

Darrell Leiser, 83, of rural Fertile, MN, beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather, died at Sanford Hospital in Fargo on November 23, 2020, as a result of complications of the Covid-19 Virus. He was born to Max and Cora (Hamre) Leiser...

Beverley Ann Sorenson – Obit

Beverley Ann Sorenson, age 74, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at her home. Beverley was born on March 4, 1947, the daughter of the late Daniel and Nora (Skare) Sorenson. She was raised in Fisher,...

Idalia Gatica – Obit

Idalia Gatica, age 76, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Idalia Cuellar was born on January 20, 1944, in Crystal City, TX, the daughter of the late Santiago and...

Russel James LaChance – Obit

Russel James LaChance, Russel James LaChance, 81, of Crookston, MN, passed away at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Tuesday morning, November 24, 2020 after a brief illness. Russel was born at Red Lake Falls, MN on June 28,...

Robert Nelson – Obit

Robert Nelson, 91, passed away surrounded by loving family at the Fair Meadow Nursing home on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Funeral: A private family only service will take place on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile,...

Tammy Green – Obit

Tammy Green, 49, Halstad, MN, died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, near Georgetown, MN. Funeral: 3:00 PM, Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home in Halstad, MN, with a maximum capacity...

Robert E. Platt – Obit

Robert (Bob) E. Platt, 83, Ada, MN passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. Funeral Mass: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ada, MN, with a maximum capacity of...

Nathan L. Thompson – Obit

Nathan L. Thompson, 45, Ada, MN, died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, near Georgetown, MN.  Funeral: 11:00 AM, Friday, November 20, 2020, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN, with a capacity of...

Arlene Montreuil – Obit

Arlene Karen Overland Montreuil, age 81, a long-time resident of Crookston, MN, died on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent, after a long a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Arlene was born on September 6, 1939,...

Scott Allen Sanders – Obit

Scott Allen Sanders, age 60, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 7, 2020 in his home in Miles City, Montana. Scott was born in Crookston on March 21, 1960 and was the son of Phillip Sanders and Gretchen (Bunness) Sanders. Scott was...

Mabel Jacobson – Obit

Mabel Jacobson, 92, Halstad, MN passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Halstad Living Center, in Halstad. Funeral: 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN, following all of the Minnesota and CDC COVID-19 social...

Earl Wagner – Obit

Earl Kenneth Wagner, Earl Kenneth Wagner, 92, of East Grand Forks, MN, and formerly of Fisher, MN, passed away early Monday afternoon, November 9, 2020, at his residence. Earl was born on April 14, 1928 at the Fisher, MN homestead...

Fred Miller – Obit

Fred Eldon Miller passed away at Heritage Living Center, Park Rapids, MN on November 6, 2020 at the age of 82. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Nell Miller, brother, Kent Miller and sisters Dorla Langfeld...

Robert “Bob” Zammert – Obit

Robert Conrad “Bob” Zammert, 82, of Grand Forks, ND, and a former longtime Euclid, MN resident, passed away Friday, November 6, 2020, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Robert was born at Warren, MN on January 29, 1938, one...

Willa “Willie” Mercil – Obit

Willa Mae “Willie" Mercil, age 93, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Willa Mae Gregoire was born on April 20, 1927, the daughter of the late Anee and...

Jerome Ness – Obit

Jerome Neil Ness, 86, lifelong Fisher, MN resident and farmer, passed away early Saturday morning, November 7, 2020, at the Halstad (MN) Living Center where he had been living since December of 2017. Jerome was born on his parents’ farm...

Lyle Jensen – Obit

Lyle Jensen of Sun City, California passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Gladwell assisted living facility. Lyle was born on April 20, 1927 in Minnesota; the son of Carl and Regina (Korsgarden) Jensen.  He grew up on the...

Patricia Ann “Patty” Stout Bjorgo – Obit

Patricia Ann “Patty” Stout Bjorgo, age 78, of Crookston, MN, passed away from complications due to vasculitis on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. Patty was born on June 9, 1942, in Hillsboro,...

Doyle Johnson – Obit

Doyle Kevin Johnson, 63, of Fargo, ND formerly Twin Valley, MN passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at home with his significant other, Judy Normann, by his side. Doyle was under the care of Hospice of the Red...

Rev. Gerald Louis Noesen – Obit

Rev. Msgr. Gerald L. Noesen, 90, of Crookston, passed away peacefully Monday, November 2, 2020, at Benedictine Living Community—Villa St. Vincent. Visitation will be on Sunday, November 8, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 4:00 p.m.  Funeral...

Richard Johnson – Obit

Richard N. “Richie” Johnson, 90, a longtime Crookston resident, passed away at his home early Friday morning, October 30, 2020 under the care of home health care workers, hospice, and with his wife, Betty Ann at his side. Richard Norby Johnson...

Roy Edward Huot – Obit

Roy Edward Huot, age 89, of Dorothy, MN, died Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Countryside Estates in Grand Forks, ND, with his loving daughters, Deb and Kathy, at his side. Roy was born on January 18, 1931, on the...

James “Jamie” Brown – Obit

James “Jamie” Brown, age 67, of Walker, MN, passed away on Friday, October 30th, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Jenessa and Kevin Kiecker, near McIntosh, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held...

Richard Johnson – Obit

Richard N. “Richie” Johnson, 90, a longtime Crookston, MN resident and businessman, passed away at his home early Friday morning, October 30, 2020. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online registry: www.stenshoelhouske.com

Shirley Radke – Obit

Shirley Luvern Radke, age 83, of Williamsport, IN, formerly of Crookston, MN, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020, with her family by her side. Shirley Luvern Johnson was born on July 25, 1937, in Crookston, MN, the daughter of...

Mildred E. Matthys – Obit

Mildred E. Matthys, 85, of Halstad, MN passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice. Mildred Edith Jensen was born on February 13, 1935 to Sophus...

LeVonne Hekman – Obit

LeVonne A. Hekman, 84, of Ada, MN passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND, after a brief illness. LeVonne Ann (Dukleth) Hekman was born on April 13, 1936 to Oliver and Violet Dukleth. She grew...

Michael (Mickey) Thomas Conneran – Obit

Michael  (Mickey) Thomas Conneran, 61, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Mickey was born on May 16, 1959, at St. Michael's Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, the son of Michael Theodore and Joyce (Whiteman) Conneran. He...

Jesse Lee Laughery – Obit

Jesse Lee Laughery, age 92, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at the Sanford Medical Center on Broadway in Fargo, ND. Jesse was born on October 11, 1928, in Orr, ND, the son of the late...

“Bunny” James Nicholai Broekemeier – Obit

“Bunny” James Nicholai Broekemeier, 91, of Cass Lake passed away on October 10, 2020, at his home on Midge Lake with his loving family by his side. A celebration of life with Bunny’s family will be held at Cease Funeral...

Bonnie Rae Gorden – Obit

Bonnie Rae Gorden, 71, of rural Climax, MN, passed at her home Tuesday afternoon, October 13, 2020, with her beloved husband, Reuben, at her side. She had been under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Bonnie was...

Cammie F. Sorenson – Obit

Cammie F. Sorenson, 76, of Ada, MN, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Benedictine Mission Court, Ada, MN. Graveside Service is at 1:00 PM, Friday, October 16, 2020 at Petri Cemetery, Rural Ada, MN. A walk through visitation will...

Roderick Carlos Engel – Obit

Roderick Carlos Engel, 74, of Fisher, MN passed away at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND on October 10th, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He battled cancer and several other health problems in his final years. Rod...

Mabel Irene Hagen – Obit

Mabel Irene Hagen, 94, of Fertile, MN, passed away at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile, MN, on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Graveside Service: A private family-only service will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Fertile,...

Douglas Grove – Obit

Douglas "Doug" Noel Grove, 76, passed away on October 9, 2020 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Douglas Grove was born to Adolph and Gladys (Evenson) Larson on February 22, 1944 in Crookston, Minnesota. After the death of his...

Gloria D. Ramstad – Obit

Gloria D. Ramstad, 93, of Gary, MN, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Benedictine Care Community in Ada, MN. Funeral: A private family funeral will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN. Visitation: A...

Victor Hemmesch – Obit

Victor Hemmesch, age 56, passed away from Covid-19 on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Victor was born on March 22, 1964, in Richmond, Minnesota to Harold and Leona (Ruegemer) Hemmesch. He married Elizabeth Krenz on...

Gary LeRoy Cogley – Obit

Gary LeRoy Cogley, 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away Sunday evening, October 4, 2020, at RiverView Health in Crookston. Gary, a native of Grand Marais, MN, was born there on May 15, 1940, to Leo and Lois (Kimball) Cogley. On...

Robert Easton Howe – Obit

Robert Easton Howe, 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Sunday morning, October 4, 2020, with members of his loving family at his side. Robert was born on December 27, 1939, at Sauk Rapids, MN, the oldest of 2 sons...

June Domier – Obit

June Violet Domier, 87 of Climax, MN died Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Center, Crookston, MN under Hospice of the Red River Valley’s care. June Violet Domier was born June 30, 1933 in Shelly, MN...

Michele Stroot – Obit

Michele Stroot, age 64, of Red Lake Falls, MN, died on Friday, October 2, 2020, surrounded by her family at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Michele Joy Dahl was born on May 15, 1956, to the loving parents of...

Charles Braseth- Obit

Charles Everett Braseth, 70, of Mentor, MN, formerly of Grand Forks, ND died Monday, September 28, 2020, at the Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND. Charles Braseth was born March 20, 1950, in Grand Forks, ND the son of Charles Sr. and...

Ruth Spielman – Obit

Ruth Spielman, age 98, of Twin Valley, MN, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Viking Manor Nursing Home in Ulen. Ruth Louise, the daughter of Henry and Helen (Specht) Schroeder, was born in Mahnomen County on October 24,...

Margaret Kaasa – Obit

Margaret Kaasa, age 87, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Monday, September 28th, at McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh, MN. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5th, at Maple Lake Lutheran Cemetery, rural...

Cheryl Reese – Obit

Cheryl Ann Reese, 74, of Mentor MN, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt was called to her eternal resting place surrounded by family on September 27, 2020, while at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. She entered...

Michael Thomas “Mickey” Conneran – Obit

Michael Thomas “Mickey” Conneran, 61, of Scottsdale, AZ, and a Fisher, MN native, passed away on September 26, 2020. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Mickey will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston,...

Rhonda Gunderson – Obit

Rhonda Gunderson, age 39, of Ada, MN, died on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. A graveside service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at St. William Catholic Cemetery, Twin Valley,...

Rosetta Jean LaRochelle – Obit

Rosetta Jean LaRochelle, 72, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Friday afternoon, September 25, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent. Rosetta was born in Crookston on November 17, 1947, to Alphonse and Martha (Froemming) LaRochelle. She grew up on the...

Doris Opsahl – Obit

Doris Opsahl, age 87, of Ulen, MN, died Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Viking Manor Nursing Home in Ulen. An outdoor graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020, at Calvary Lutheran Cemetery in Ulen....

Lyle Evenson – Obit

Lyle Evenson, age 80, of Winger, MN, died Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, ND. Lyle Evenson was born on November 9, 1939, to Edwin and Belinda (Mork) Evenson. Lyle, along with his siblings, Allen and Beverly,...

Darlene N. Kronschnabel – Obit

Darlene N. Kronschnabel, of Fertile, MN, passed away after a brief illness at Benedictine Care Community in Ada, MN on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the age of 84. A private family service will be held on Saturday, October 3,...

Lois A. LeBlanc – Obit

Lois A. LeBlanc, 83, of Fertile, MN, passed away at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND, on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Funeral: A private family-only service has been planned for Saturday, September 26, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in...

Eldred Opsahl – Obit

Eldred Opsahl, age 89, of Twin Valley, MN, died Monday, September 21, 2020, at his home. Eldred was born on March 17, 1931, the youngest of four children to Mabel (Evenson) and Lewis Opsahl. He was baptized and confirmed in...

Robert I. “Bob” Durbin – Obit

Robert I. “Bob” Durbin, age 75, of Mentor, MN, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at his home with family by his side. Bob was born on May 14, 1945, in Cando, ND, the son of the late...

Roger Cornell Ulseth – Obit

Roger Cornell Ulseth, 81, lifelong Crookston, MN and Hammond Township resident, passed away early Monday afternoon, September 21, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent Roger was born in Crookston on August 11, 1939 to Clarence and Evelyn (Broden) Ulseth. He...

Elaine Elizabeth (Audette) Miller -obit

Elaine Elizabeth (Audette) Miller passed peacefully in her home in Mora with family by her side on September 16, 2020, at the age of 89. Private family services will be held at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Gentilly, MN. Elaine,...

Robert V. Rude – Obit

Robert V. Rude, 85, of rural Beltrami, MN, passed away at home, under the care of his family and Hospice, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Graveside Service: 3:00 PM, Friday, September 18, 2020, at Fairview Cemetery in rural Beltrami, MN,...

Leonard “Pete” Hagl – Obit

Leonard “Pete” Hagl, passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.   Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM at St. Anthony Catholic...

Maria Cristina Resendiz – Obit

Maria Cristina Resendiz, 82 of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday morning, September 13, 2020, while surrounded and comforted by her loving family. Cristina was born on October 27, 1937, at Temamatla, Mexico, the daughter of...

Willard Brunelle – Obit

Willard Arthur Brunelle, 89, of Crookston, MN, passed away Friday morning, March 13, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent, comforted by his loving family who were at his side. Willard was born on his parent’s farm near Crookston on December...

Gregory C. Stuhaug – Obit

Gregory C. Stuhaug, 72, of Fertile, MN, passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, on Saturday, September 5, 2020.   Funeral: 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Hope Evangelical Free Church (The service will be held outdoors on...

Ryan Ray Schultz – Obit

Ryan Ray Schultz, age 51, of Crookston, MN, passed away from cancer on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his home with family by his side.   Ryan was born on April 1, 1969, in Valley City, ND, the son of Ronald...

Herbert Helgeson – Obit

Herbert Henry Helgeson, 77, was born on October 18, 1942 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and died unexpectantly on September 4, 2020. Herb was the youngest and only son of five children born to Theodore Helgeson and Stella Jordahl....

Hazel Bernard – Obit

Hazel Bernard, age 90, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Thursday, September 3rd, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 10th, at Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine with...

Milan Leas – Obit

Milan Wayne Leas, age 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Saturday, September 5th, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Born on November 24th, 1939, Milan was the son of late Arden and Josephine (Johnson) Leas. Born and...

Evelyn Halverson – Obit

Evelyn Alvina Halverson age 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND, with her family by her side. Evelyn Alvina Anderson was born on June 27, 1940, on the...

Adorine G. Bennes – Death Notice

Adorine G. Bennes, 91, of Fertile, MN, passed away at Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile, on Sunday, August 30, 2020 under the care of her family and Hospice. Arrangements are pending at this time for a private, immediate family...

Delores (Dee) Patricia Myerchin – Obit

Delores (Dee) Patricia Myerchin died peacefully at her home on Sunday evening, August 30, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Delores Patricia Desrosier was born on November 23, 1938, the oldest of four daughters born to Henry and Maria (Page)...

Loy Theodore “Whiskers” Johnson – Obit

Loy Theodore “Whiskers” Johnson, 85, of Crookston, MN passed away at his South Front Street home Sunday morning, August 30, 2020, with his family at his side. Loy, or “Whiskers” as he was affectionately known, was born in Anthony Township...

Roberta Lynn Conlon – Obit

Roberta “Berta” Lynn Conlon, 59, of Crookston, MN, passed away at her home Saturday afternoon, August 29, 2020, while under the care of Altru Hospice.  Roberta’s loving family was at her side to comfort her. Roberta was born at St....

Michael Theodore Conneran – Obit

Michael Theodore Conneran, 92, of Crookston, MN, passed away Friday afternoon, August 28, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with his family at his side. Mike, as he was best known, was born at  Crookston, MN  on July...

Sandy Embretson – Obit

Sandra “Sandy” Embretson, age 73, of Mentor, MN, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at Riverview Health in Crookston, MN, with her family by her side. Sandra Nephew was born on August 30, 1946, in Crookston, MN, the daughter...

Dean Alton Tinkham – Obit

Dean Alton Tinkham, 59, of Fisher, MN, passed away at his rural home unexpectedly Thursday, August 27, 2020. Dean was born in Crookston, MN on July 18, 1961, the only child of Alton W. and Muriel G. (Hannah) Tinkham. He...

Bernie Lieder – Obit

Bernard Louis Lieder, 97, of Crookston, MN, died Sunday, August 23, 2020. Bernie was born on February 19, 1923, in Greenwood Township, MN, to Christ and Rose (Schmidt) Lieder. In his childhood, Bernie’s parents ran what is now the...

Dean Alton Tinkham – Obit

Dean Alton Tinkham, 59, of Fisher, MN, passed away at his rural home unexpectedly Thursday, August 27, 2020. Due to of COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at the funeral service for Dean will be limited to his entire family only. To...

Robert Scott Erickson – Obit

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Scott Erickson of Hendrum, MN announce his sudden passing on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at the age of 64. The funeral is at 1:30 PM on Friday, August 28, 2020,...

Michael Patrick O’Gorman – Obit

Michael Patrick O’Gorman, 39, of Maricopa, AZ, passed away at the Chandler Regional Hospital in Chandler, AZ on July 1, 2020 after a lengthy illness. Mike was born in Crookston on June 5, 1981, the son of Bill and Sherry...

Lucille Johnson – Obit

Lucille A. (Larson) Johnson, 99, of St. Cloud, MN, and a former longtime Crookston, MN resident, passed away on Sunday morning, August 23, 2020, at Country Manor with family by her side. She was born on October 10, 1920...

Adeline Parnow – Obit

Adeline Irene Parnow, 90 of Thief River Falls passed away peacefully on Friday August 21 at the Thief River Care Center surrounded by her loving family at her side. Adeline Irene was born May 1, 1930 in a small house...

Edgar Laverne Olson – Obit

Edgar Laverne Olson, age 82, of Fosston, MN, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, August 20, at Madison Healthcare Services Hospital in Madison, MN. The family will have a private burial and will arrange a Celebration of Life...

Scott Michael Cote – Obit

Scott Michael Cote, 54, a longtime resident of Texas, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Scott was born on August 13, 1965 in Wisconsin to Maurice and Dorene Cote (Champagne). Scott graduated in 1984 from Mentor Public School,...

Helen Jensen – Obit

Helen Jensen, Ada, MN, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, under the care of her family and Hospice at Benedictine Care Community in Ada. She was 102 years young. The funeral will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 29, 2020,...

Duane John Palm – Obit

Duane John Palm, age 76, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Duane was born on February 22, 1944, in Crookston, MN, the son of the late Edwin and Juliet...

Arthur C. Olson – Obit

Arthur C. Olson passed away on Monday. August 17, 2020 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center at Erskine, MN Arthur Charles Olson was born March 23, 1925 at home in Tilden Township near Mentor, MN son of John T. and Ida...

David Allen Gilbertson – Obit

David Allen Gilbertson, 69, a longtime Crookston resident, passed away early Sunday morning, August 16, 2020, at the Moorhead Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. A private family service will be held for David. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is assisting...

Eleanor Isabelle Radi – Obit

Eleanor Isabelle Radi, 93, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Saturday morning, August 15, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent with her daughters at her side. Eleanor was born in Higdem Township of Polk County, near East Grand Forks, on...

Ronald Donarski – Obit

Ronald Henry “Ron” Donarski, 92, of Crookston MN, passed away peacefully in his Summit Apartment residence early Friday evening, August 14, 2020. Ron was born in Crookston on October 6, 1927, one of eight children of the union of Frank...

Sister Vivian Miron – Obit

Sister Vivian Miron, CSJ, age 85, of Crookston, MN, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Sister Vivian Lillian Miron was born December 17, 1934, in Hugo, MN to Mesael and Julia (Brisson) Miron, the...

Ruth Steen – Obit

Ruth E. Steen, 97, Moorhead, MN, formerly of Halstad, MN, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN. Service Details: A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will take place at...

Penny Rae Morse – Obit

Penny Rae Morse, Climax, MN, passed away with family by her side on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Funeral: 1:00 PM, Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home in Halstad, MN, following all...

LuVerne Hopwood – Obit

LuVerne J. Hopwood, age 105 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Memorial Service to celebrate a life well lived for 105 ¾ years will be held...

Sister Clariet Perreault – Obit

Sister Clariet G. Perreault, age 89, of Crookston, MN, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Sister Clariet Perreault was born November 18, 1930 in Terrebonne, MN to George Arthur and Antoinette Marie (Remick)...

Viola Bergeron – Obit

Viola L. (Radi) Bergeron, 86, of Green River Lane, died Saturday 7/25/20 at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. She was born in Fisher, MN on July 15, 1934, the daughter of Herman and Virginia (Wagner) Radi. Viola was...

Darren Lee Smulan – Obit

Darren Lee Smulan, 54, of Crookston, MN, passed away from end-stage liver disease Sunday afternoon, August 2, 2020, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with his daughters by his side. Darren was born on February 7, 1966 in Crookston...

Lawrence James “Larry” Gruhot – Obit

Lawrence James “Larry” Gruhot, 67, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home very unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Larry was born in Crookston on February 6, 1953, the 9th of 10 children of the union...

Julia Madonna Rutherford – Obit

Julia Madonna Rutherford, age 86, formerly of Fisher, MN, passed away at Woodside Village in Grand Forks, ND. Julia Madonna Fladeland was born on October 27, 1933, in Grand Forks, ND, to the late Andrew and Pauline (Guenther) Fladeland. As...

WIlliam Baskerville – Obit

William "Bill" Baskerville, age 58 of Tracy, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at his home, after an extended illness. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, June 22 at the Tracy Alliance Church. A graveside burial service will be held...

Arthur Schuschke

Arthur Walter Schuschke, 89, Fertile, MN, went home to Heaven on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Funeral: 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile, MN, following all of the Minnesota and CDC COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Masks are...

Gary H. Kiefert

Gary Harold Kiefert, 65, of Fertile, MN, passed away at his home in Fertile, on Friday, July 24, 2020. Funeral Mass: 11:00 AM, Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fertile, MN, following all of the Minnesota and CDC COVID-19...

Clair Askelson – Obit

Clair Askelson, age 79, of Hawley, MN formerly Felton, MN, died on Monday, July 27, 2020 at his home in Hawley. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 at the Tangen Farm -2994...

David LaChapelle – Obit

David LaChapelle, age 96, of Twin Valley, MN, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, at his residence. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Twin Valley Softball Diamonds, Twin Valley. We are encouraging...

Sister Shawn Carruth – Obit

Sister Shawn Carruth, 77, Prioress of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Crookston, MN, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 26, 2020, at RiverView Health, where she was taken after suffering a stroke while in her room. Mary Louise Carruth was the eldest...

William John Mulcahy – Obit

William John Mulcahy, 80, of Fertile, MN, passed away at home, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Funeral: 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 25, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fertile, MN, following...

Charles Lawrence Devos – Obit

Charles Lawrence “Chuck” Devos, 60, of Crookston, MN, passed away his home early Monday evening, March 23, 2020, with family and friends at his side. He had been bravely battling cancer for the past 2 years. Chuck was born on...

OBITUARY – Bruce Mjoen

Bruce Allen Mjoen, 73, a longtime Crookston, MN resident, passed away Monday evening, April 6, 2020, in the Villa St. Vincent with his loving family at his side. Bruce was born at Valley City, ND on November 29, 1946, the...

Erwin “Mike” Reitmeier – Obit

Erwin Arthur “Mike” Reitmeier, 87, a lifelong Crookston MN farmer, passed away early Sunday morning, March 29, 2020, in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND, of injuries received from a fall at his home Saturday. Mike was born on the family...

HARVEY DONALD WATERS – Obit

Harvey Donald Waters, 75, of Ada, MN, formerly of Apache Junction, AZ and Chisholm, MN died on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Twin Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care. Harvey was born March 7th, 1945 in Chisholm, MN, to Ellen...

Bruce Blatchford – Obit

Bruce Max Blatchford, 69, of Crookston and East Grand Forks, passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on July 6, 2020. Bruce was born in Crookston, MN on November 28, 1950, the son of Clarence E. “Butch” and Agnes...

Bonnie King – Obit

Bonnie Gail King, 68, died on Sunday, July 5, 2020, peacefully in her home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Red Lake Falls, with Father...

Jude Olson – Obit

Jude Olson, 16, Fertile, MN, passed away due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident near Fertile, on July 2, 2020. Funeral: 3:00 PM, Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Hope Evangelical Free Church (The service will be held outdoors on...

Charles Yernberg – Obit

Charles Ray Yernberg, age 77, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his home. Charles was born May 15, 1943, in Duluth, MN, as Peter Grams along with his twin sister, Charlotte. They lived in an...

Linda Ek – Obit

Linda R. Ek, 69, of Fertile, MN, passed away at home, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Funeral: 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile, MN, following all...

Charles Scott Olson – Obit

Charles Scott “Chuck” Olson, 63, of Bemidji, MN, passed away early Thursday morning, March 5, 2020, at the Cornerstone Nursing Home in Bagley, MN after battling cancer for the past several months. Chuck was born on March 1, 1957, in...

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Anderson – Obit

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Anderson, age 86, of Fisher, MN. Passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her home. Betty was born to Melvin and Irene (Reader) Fenno on February 20, 1934 in Berlin, North Dakota. Over the years that...

Marlene Madonna Helling – Obit

Marlene Madonna Helling, 85, Fertile, MN, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 under the care of Fair Meadow Nursing Home and Hospice after her long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Marlene was born June 7, 1935, to John and Alice (Sanders) Hornung...

Ana Pilar Serrano – Obit

Ana Pilar Serrano, 46, of Crookston, MN, passed away Thursday evening, April 23, 2020, at the REM home she had been sharing with three other residents. Ana had been recently diagnosed with cancer and was bravely battling her illness. Ana...

Donald Dyrdahl – Obit

Donald J. Dyrdahl, 29, of Ada, MN, died at Essentia Health, in Ada, on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Graveside Service: Arrangements are pending at this time at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Rural Ada. Please share condolences online at www.fredriksonfh.com. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje...

Camilla Thompson – Obit

Camilla Thompson, 88, of Fertile, MN, passed away at her home Sunday, June 21, 2020, comforted by having her family at her side. Camilla was born on February 5, 1932, to her father and mother, Gustavis A. and Helene (nee...

Charles Nathan Hawkins – Obit

Charles Nathan Hawkins, 84, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home early Saturday, June 20, 2020, with his loving family at his side. He had been bravely battling an illness for several months. Chuck, as he was known to...

Linda Ball – Obit

Linda Ball, age 52, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at her home. Linda was born as Shara Lynn Hulst on May 29, 1967, in St. Paul, MN.  On December 29, 1968, she was placed in...

David Strommen – Obit

David James Strommen, age 63, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side. David was born on August 21, 1956, in Crookston, MN,...

Peter Gudmundson – Obit

Peter Erick Gudmundson, 47 of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his residence. A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 5-7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on...

Evelyn Hanson

Evelyn Hanson, 95, of Crookston, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Villa St Vincent in Crookston, MN. A public Mass of Christian Burial for Evelyn Hanson will be held at 11:00am, Friday, June 19, 2020, at the...

Jeanette Marie Panzer

Jeanette Marie Panzer, 92, of Crookston, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, April 16, 2020, at Riverview Care Center in Crookston. A public graveside service for Jeanette Panzer will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 20, 2020,...

LAVAUN SWANSON – Obit

LaVaun Swanson, 94 of West Fargo, ND went home to be with her Lord in heaven on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Eventide in Fargo, ND, surrounded by loved ones, Eventide staff and under the care of “Hospice of...

Myrtle Hamrum – Obit

Myrtle Hamrum, 96, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at her home in Alaska. Funeral service for Myrtle will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake Falls, MN with...

Christopher Novak – Obit

Christopher Novak of rural Erskine, MN passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 8, 2020 at his home. Graveside service will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery at Terrebonne with Father Joe Richards...

RITA GARDNER – Obit

Rita K. (Rice) Gardner, 86, Solana Beach, CA, formerly of Halstad, MN, died Thursday, June 4, 2020, at her home under the care of Hospice and her family. Rita was born December 27, 1933, the daughter of Henry and Bernice...

LORRAINE B. AMIOT – Obit

Lorraine B. Amiot, 97, of Coon Rapids, MN, and a former longtime Crookston, MN  resident, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Park River Estates Care Center. Lorraine was born at her...

EVELYN HANSON – Obit

Evelyn Hanson, 95, of Crookston, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Villa St Vincent in Crookston, MN.  Evelyn Brekken was born September 22, 1924 in Crookston to Manley and Mayme (Mulvaney) Brekken. She graduated from the Cathedral...

Ralph Svedahl – Obit

Ralph Milton “Bud” Svedahl, 83, of Crookston, MN, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, ND. Bud was born in Crookston on February 1, 1937, one of five children of the union of Leonard and Regina...

KIRK DOUGLAS RONGEN – Obit/Committal Service

Our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend climbed his last mountain, doing what he loved with his BFF, on January 15, 2020 in the Sawtooth Mountains. Kirk Douglas Rongen, 50, of Jerome, Idaho was born in Crookston, Minnesota on...

RALPH SVEDAL – Obit

Ralph “Bud” Svedahl, 83, of Crookston, MN, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020, at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, ND. A public visitation will be held at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 12:30PM to 2:30PM....

Renee Kimbro – Obit

Renee Kimbro, 54, of Oklee, MN passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at her residence with her loving caregivers at her side after over a year of fighting ALS. Visitation for Renee will be held from 3:00 PM...

Duane Lien – Obit

Duane Lien, age 89, of Crookston, MN, passed away on May 28, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, with his family by his side. Duane was a lifetime member of the Crookston community.  He was born on...

Charles Theodore Millard

Charles Theodore Millard, Jr., age 72, of Nielsville, MN, formerly of Crookston, MN, passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Charles was born on April 15, 1948, in Crookston, MN, the son...

Ronald Lee Beauchane – Obit

Ronald Lee Beauchane, 74 lifelong resident of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away peacefully at his rural residence May 27, 2020 after spending the day in the outdoors surrounded by his loving family from advanced Dementia. The funeral service will...

Eunice Wang – Obit

Eunice A. Wang, 93, Halstad, MN, passed away at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND, on Friday, May 22, 2020. Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, memorial services will be held at a later date.  Please view our guestbook...

LONGTIME KROX ANNOUNCER MARK ANDERSON PASSES AWAY

Longtime KROX Radio announcer, Mark Anderson, passed away Tuesday morning after arriving for work. Just before 6:00 a.m., he called paramedics as he was having a hard time breathing.  He went to the hospital and KROX received a call...

Aaron Benson – Obit

Aaron Bonde Benson, 41, Fertile, MN, passed away in his home on Saturday, May 23, 2020, with his family by his side, after a long 3 ½ year battle with cancer. Due to public health concerns with the Coronavirus called...

Marvin Peterson – Obit

Marvin P. Peterson, 74, Lockhart, MN, passed away at Benedictine Care Community in Ada, MN, on Saturday, May 23, 2020, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley after a long and courageous battle with dementia. Due to...

Karen Johnson – Obit

Karen S. Johnson, 95, of Fertile, MN, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Due to public health concerns with the Coronavirus called COVID-19, a private family visitation...

Terry Lucken – Obit

Terry Lucken, age 61, of Erskine, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 23rd, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30th, at Terry’s farm south of Erskine (39960 185th Ave. SE)...

Gary Luckow – Obit

After a short and courageous battle with cancer and with his family by his side, Gary Edward Luckow, age 79, of Crookston, left this earth to be with his heavenly father on May 21, 2020. Gary was born in Crookston...

Robert “Bob” Jeska – Obit

Robert “Bob” Jeska, age 85, of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away at his home on Thursday morning, May 21st, 2020, with his loving family at his side. He had been bravely battling cancer for several months. Bob was born...

Evelyn Hanson – Obit

Evelyn Hanson, 95, of Crookston, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Villa St Vincent in Crookston, MN.  Evelyn Brekken was born September 22, 1924 in Crookston to Manley and Mayme (Mulvaney) Brekken. She graduated from the Cathedral...

Arthur Walter Schuschke – Obit

Arthur Walter Schuschke, 89, of Fertile, MN, passed away at home, under the care of his family and Hospice, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Funeral: Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, private family arrangements are pending at...

Laura Jolly – Obit

Laura Ann Jolly, 98, of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Red Lake Falls, MN. A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 4:00 PM until 6:00...

Arlene “Ennie” Leiser – Obit

Arlene “Ennie” Leiser, 52, of Fertile, MN, passed away at home, under the care of her family and Hospice, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Funeral: Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, a private family funeral will...

Grace S. Bishop – Obit

Grace S. Bishop, 76, of Ada, MN, passed away at Essentia Health in Ada, on Sunday, May10, 2020. Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, a private family funeral will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, May 22,...

Viola LaVonne Paulsrud – Obit

Viola LaVonne Paulsrud, Halstad, MN, passed away peacefully with family and staff by her side at Halstad Living Center on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020, at the age of 93 years old. Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus...

Bernice Roseland – Obit

Bernice Sylvia Storbakken Field Roseland, age 88, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Bernice was born on August 25, 1931, the daughter of Ole and Theresa (Field) Storbakken.  When...

LaVerne A. Johnson – Obit

LaVerne A. Johnson, 93, Moorhead, MN, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at her residence and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. LaVerne was born October 23, 1926, in Flom, MN, to William and Elisa (Thompson) Buckle.   When...

David Jacobson – Obit

David W. Jacobson, 72, of Fertile, MN, passed away at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, ND, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, funeral arrangements are pending at this time. Please view our guestbook and...

Ordean Nelson – Obit

Ordean Elroy Nelson, 85, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Ordean was born at his parents’ home in Erskine, MN on May 4, 1934, the oldest of 7...

John Carlson – Obit

John Paul Carlson, 70, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away unexpectedly at home the morning of Tuesday, April 21, 2020. John was born on January 10, 1950 in Fergus Falls, MN, to Earl and Christine (Nelson) Carlson. John spent his...

Orleen Sip – Obit

Orleen Vernice Sip, 96, Ada, MN, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Benedictine Care Community in Ada on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, a private family service will...

Jean Germolus – Obit

Jean L. Germolus, 94, Fargo, ND, formerly of Ada, MN, died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Bethany on 42nd, in Fargo. Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, a memorial service is planned for May 2021. Interment will be Saturday, April...

OBITUARY – Rena Pahlen

Rena Pahlen, age 98, long-time resident of Crookston passed away April 20, 2020 at Villa St. Vincent. Rigtje vander Weg was born September 29, 1921 in Tzumarrum, Friesland of the Netherlands to Jan and Trijntje (deHaan) vander Weg.  As a...

Janice “Jan” Charchenko – Obit

Janice Faye “Jan” Charchenko, age 67, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020, at Valley Senior Living on Columbia in Grand Forks, ND. Jan was born on September 25, 1952, in Crookston, MN, the daughter of the...

Brian Ross – Obit

Brian David Ross, age 63, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, in his home. Brian was born on October 6, 1956, in Crookston, MN, the son of the late Edwin and Thelma (Anderson) Ross. He...

Lawrence “Larry” Palmer – Obit

Lawrence “Larry” Palmer, 87, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home early Thursday morning, April 16, 2020, with members of his family at his side. Larry was born in Crookston, MN on June 9, 1932, one of four children...

Jeanette Panzer – Obit

Jeanette Marie Panzer, 92, of Crookston, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, April 16, 2020 at Riverview Care Center in Crookston. Jeanette was born in Crookston on July 1st, 1927, the daughter of Leo & Grace (Smith) Capistran.  She...

Wilbur Gudvangen – Obit

Wilbur J. Gudvangen, 90, Fertile, MN, died Sunday, April 12, 2020, at his home under the care of his family and hospice. Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, a private funeral will be held on Friday,...

OBITUARY – Duane Palm

Duane John Palm, age 76, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Duane was born on February 22, 1944, in Crookston, MN, the son of the late Edwin and Juliet...

Mathilda “Tillie” Gebhardt – Obit

Mathilda Amelia “Tillie” Gebhardt, age 97, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Mathilda “Tillie” Paulson was born on August 25, 1922, in Thief River Falls, MN, the...

OBITUARY – Derrick Duckstad

Derrick Duckstad, 36, Crookston, MN, died Friday, April 3, 2020, due to multi-organ failure, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, a memorial mass will be held at a later date...

Don Krsnak – Obit

Don Marlo Krsnak, 82, Moorhead, MN, formerly of Hendrum, MN. Don enjoyed a long, full life of 82 years. On March 25th, 2020, he passed away peacefully under the care of hospice at Eventide in Moorhead. A private visitation with family...

Lorraine Amiot – Obit

Lorraine B. Amiot, 97, of Coon Rapids, MN, and a former longtime Crookston, MN  resident, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Park River Estates Care Center. Lorraine was born at her...

HARVEY WATERS – Obit

Harvey D. Waters, 75, of Ada, MN, formerly of Apache Junction, AZ, and Chisholm, MN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 29, 2020, at the Twin Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care in Twin Valley, MN. A Celebration of Life...

ELAYNE KATHERINE HANNAH – Obit

Elayne Katherine Hannah, 89, of Mesa Arizona, and formerly of Maple Lake, near Mentor, MN, passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 16, 2020, at a Catholic Hospice in Mesa AZ, and is now with her Lord and Savior. Elayne was...

Sister Shawn Carruth – Obit

Sister Shawn Carruth, 77, Prioress of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Crookston, MN, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 26, 2020, at RiverView Health, where she was taken after suffering a stroke while in her room. Mary Louise Carruth was the eldest...

Charles “Chuck” Devos – Obit

Charles Lawrence “Chuck” Devos, 60, of Crookston, MN, passed away his home early Monday evening, March 23, 2020, with family and friends at his side. He had been bravely battling cancer for the past 2 years. Chuck was born on...

Paul Gredvig – Obit

Paul Conrad Gredvig, 97, Fertile, MN, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 21, 2020, in his home. Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, private family services will be held at Erikson-Vik-Ganje Funeral...

Louise Hoff – Obit

Louise Ellen “Lou” Hoff, age 91, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Crookston, MN, was reunited with her beloved husband and all five of her children in heaven on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  She passed at the Rosewood on Broadway...

Peggy Erickson – Obit

Peggy Erickson, 59, Fertile, Minnesota, died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Shelly, Minnesota, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Due to state restrictions, the visitation prior to Peggy's funeral has been canceled. Due to public health concerns with...

Sidney Jackson – Obit

Sidney R. Jackson, 85, Dilworth, MN, formerly of Ada and rural Gary, MN, died Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Due to public health concerns with the coronavirus called COVID-19, private family services will be held at...

Paul Heng – Obit

Paul Heng, 90, of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at his residence with his loving wife at his side. Paul had recently been receiving outstanding supportive care from Hospice Red River Valley. Services...

Lorraine Amiot – Obit

Lorraine B. Amiot, 97, of Coon Rapids, MN, and a former longtime Crookston MN resident, passed away at Park River Estates Care Center in Coon Rapids on Sunday, March 15, 2020. A Memorial Mass for Lorraine will be held...

Willard Brunelle – Obit

Willard Arthur Brunelle, 89, of Crookston, MN, passed away Friday morning, March 13, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent, comforted by his loving family who were at his side. JoAnn Brunelle and her family have made a decision to postpone...

Gary Kolstad – Obit

Gary Kolstad, age 70, of Mentor, MN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11th, at his home with his family by his side. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17th, at Faith Lutheran Church...

Joyce Stotts

Joyce Stotts, age 87, of Ulen, MN, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Sanford Broadway, Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen, MN. Visitation will be held...

Tim Prudhomme – Obit

Timothy James “Tim” Prudhomme, age 64, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at his home with his family and friends by his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Due to concerns related to...

Duane Berger – Obit

Duane Lee Berger, age 71, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with his family by his side. Duane was born on October 20, 1948, in Red Wing, MN, to...

Michael Stene – Obit

Michael Leroy Stene, Detroit Lakes, MN, formerly of Ada, MN, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Essentia – St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes, MN, after complications from surgery. Mike was born July 27, 1948, in Ada, MN, to...

Charles “Chuck” Olson – Obit

Charles Scott “Chuck” Olson, 63, of Bemidji, MN, passed away early Thursday morning, March 5, 2020, at the Cornerstone Nursing Home in Bagley, MN after battling cancer for the past several months. Chuck was born on March 1, 1957, in...

Judith Ann Olson – Obit

Judith Ann Olson, 80, of Halstad, MN passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, in her home in Halstad after a courageous battle with cancer. Judith Ann Jacobson was born August 24, 1939, to Philip & Harriet (Bjorge) Jacobson. She...

John “Jack” Eickhof – Obit

John “Jack” Kenneth Eickhof passed away on February 20, 2020 in St. Paul at the age of 96. Jack was born on April 6, 1923 to Denora and Otto Eickhof in Crookston, Minnesota. Jack was the second child of...

Sharon Erickson

Sharon D. Erickson, 76, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Sharon Diane (Felske) Erickson was born on January 26, 1944 to Rolland and Edith (Geddes) Felske. She was baptized at First English Lutheran Church of Lockhart, attended elementary school...

Kaye Fetting – Obit

Kaye Dianne Fetting, 73, of Fertile, MN, formerly of Borup and Ada, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020, at Riverview Health, Crookston, MN, with her family by her side. Kaye was born on January 4, 1947, at the Ada Hospital,...

Deo E. Munter – Obit

Deo Edward Munter 90, Ada, Minnesota died Monday, February 24, 2020, at the Benedictine Living Center in Ada. Deo was born May 30, 1929 in Cummings, North Dakota to Carl and Mabel (Doeden) Munter of Buxton, North Dakota. Deo attended...

Orvis Lewis – Obit

Orvis Leroy Lewis, 80, of rural Fertile, MN, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020, after a short illness with his family by his side at Sanford Health, Bemidji, MN. He was born on November 8, 1939, in Garden Township of...

Verona Schaffer – Obit

Verona M. Schaffer, 89, Moorhead, MN, formerly of Ada, MN, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Eventide Lutheran Home, in Moorhead, with her family by her side. Celebration of Life Service: 2:00 PM Friday, February 28, 2020, at the...

Dolores Ann Baril – Obit

Dolores Ann Baril passed away peacefully at home in the afternoon with her family and husband of 65 years by her side. Dolores was born in Crookston, Minnesota January 5, 1937 and died in Murrieta, California January 29, 2020....

Virgil Dufault – Obit

Virgil Ray Dufault, 65, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Saturday morning, February 22, 2020, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Virgil was born at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Crookston on November 27, 1954, one of three boys...

Kathleen Y. “Kathy” Brule – Obit

Kathleen Yvette "Kathy" Brule, 73, of rural Gentilly, passed away Tuesday morning, February 18, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, due to treatment complications for pancreatic cancer with loving family by her side. Kathy was born at St....

Roger Moe – Obit

Roger D. Moe, age 66 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Roger David Moe was born on February 20, 1953 in Grand Forks, ND the son...

Gerald “Jerry” Schultz – Obit

Gerald Frederick “Jerry” Schultz, 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home early Sunday morning, February 16, 2020, with family at his side. He had been bravely fighting cancer for many months and chose to discontinue his treatment...

John Gary Letnes – Obit

John Gary Letnes, 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Eagan, MN. He had moved to Eagen in June of 2019 to be near his son, David, and this past...

Carol Heinle – Obit

Carol Jean Heinle, age 64, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN, with her family by her side. Carol was born on July 21, 1955, in Crookston, MN, the...

Alonzo Benbo – Obit

Alonzo L Benbo, 99, Winger, MN, died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Essentia Living Center in Fosston. Alonzo was born February 21, 1920 and passed away February 8, 2020.  A private family Celebration of Life will be held in the...

Michael E. Klawitter

Michael E. Klawitter was called home to his Lord on February 8, 2020.  Michael was the second child born to Elroy and Alvina (Kutter) Klawitter on June 11, 1952, in Breckenridge, MN. He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church...

Marlene Carol Mjoen

Marlene Carol Mjoen, 84, a lifelong Crookston, MN resident, passed away peacefully at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston on Saturday, February 8, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer; comforted by the hugs and prayers...

James “Jim” Ingeman – Obit

James Bryce “Jim” Ingeman, 69, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at his home in Fountain Hills, AZ, with his beloved wife and family. Jim was born on September 14, 1950, in Hallock, MN, the...

Betty Lou Morvig – Obit

Betty Lou Morvig (Avelsgaard), 93, of Fertile, MN, left her earthly home peacefully with family by her side on January 31, 2020. Betty was born November 13, 1926 to Melvin and Edna (Keifer) Avelsgaard in Crookston, MN. She was one...

Richard Mueller – Obit

Richard Anthony Mueller, 63, a lifelong Crookston, MN resident passed away at his home unexpectedly Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Richard was born in Crookston on July 1, 1956 to Walter and Glenna (Steffen) Mueller. He was baptized and confirmed at...

Janice Mosher – Obit

Janice Diane Mosher, 76, of Beltrami passed away at her home on Friday, January 31, 2020. Funeral: 10:30 AM Friday, February 7, 2020, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile, MN. Visitation: Thursday from 4:00-6:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:00 PM...

Anthony “Tony” Schmitz – Obit

Anthony “Tony” Schmitz, 82 died on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at Cornerstone Nursing Home in Bagley, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bagley, MN with Father...

Richard Seeger – Obit

Richard Phillip Seeger, a man devoted to the rosary, went to live with the Lord at the age of 91 on January 26, 2020, at Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated...

Hildegard Hatlestad – Obit

Hildegard Maria Katharina (Stark) Hatlestad, age 89, of rural Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, MN, with her family by her side. Hildegard was born on April 30,...

Phyllis Kittleson – Obit

Phyllis Kittleson, age 77, of Fertile, MN, passed away on Saturday, January 25th, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 1st, at Maple Bay Free Lutheran Church in...

Owen Williams – Obit

Owen Edward Williams, age 63, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at his home with his family by his side. Owen was born on February 29, 1956, in Miles City, MT, and moved to Eldorado, WI,...

Vernon Reopelle – Obit

Vernon Reopelle, of East Grand Forks, MN formerly of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday January 27, 2020 at...

Dale Myerchin – Obit

Dale LeRoy Myerchin, 79 of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Villa St. Vincent with family by his side. Dale was born on June 14, 1940 in Grand Forks, ND, the third of ten...

Henry Jeuch – Obit

Henry John Jeuch, 80, of Euclid, MN, passed away late Saturday evening, January 18, 2020, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Henry had been resident of the Villa since December 5th of 2019. Born on February 7, 1939 at...

Rowena Nelson – Obit

Rowena Free Nelson, 102, of Crookston, MN, passed away at the Villa St. Vincent early Friday morning, January 3, 2020, with her loving daughters, Marsha and Nancy, at her side. Rowena was born on September 30, 1917 at Ft. Griffin,...

Kirk Rongen – Obit

Kirk Douglas Rongen, 50, of Jerome, Idaho was born in Crookston, Minnesota on September 22, 1969 to Chuck and LaVerne Rongen. Kirk attended Crookston High School where he graduated in 1988. He played football at University of Minnesota Crookston and...

Melissa Guillemette-Peterson – Obit

Melissa “Missi” Guillemette-Peterson, 47, of Red Lake Falls passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Riverview Hospital in Crookston, MN with her loving family at her side. The service to celebrate Missi’s life will be held at 11:00 AM...

LAURIE ANN BENOIT – Obit

Laurie Ann (Meyer) Benoit, 57, died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, peacefully surrounded by loved ones in the comfort of her Crookston, MN home. Laurie was born on July 9th of 1962 at Bethesda Hospital in Crookston MN, the daughter...

Timothy Amiot – Obit

Timothy Marcell Amiot, age 68, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at his home. Tim was born on January 16, 1951, in Crookston, MN, the son of the late Rene and Dora (Raymond) Amiot. He...

Cecilia Raymond – Obit

Cecilia Lucille “Sis” Raymond, age 87, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at Riverview Health in Crookston, MN, with her family by her side. Cecelia Lucille Desrosier was born on January 22, 1932, on the family...

Sharon Weiss – Obit

Sharon R. Weiss, 67, rural Fertile, MN, died Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, in Fertile. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Erikson-Vik-Ganje Funeral Home Fertile, MN www.eriksonvikfh.com

Donald Grunke – Obit

Donald L. “Donnie” Grunke, 85, Ada, MN, passed away peacefully at Benedictine Care Community in Ada on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Donnie was born February 3, 1934 at home near Gary, MN, the son of Harry and Mabel (Roark) Grunke....

Helen Jensen – Obit

Helen Jensen, 102, Ada, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, under the care of her family and Hospice at Benedictine Care Community in Ada. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Homes,...

Sister Dorothea Kripps – Obit

Sister Dorothea Kripps, 104, died January 9, 2020, at Villa Saint Vincent, Crookston. Dorothea Kripps, the first of three children born to Anton and Anne (Avenson) Kripps, was born in Park Rapids on June 27, 1915.  She attended both elementary...

Margaret Unruh – Obit

Margaret Unruh, 61, Mandan, departed from this life on Jan. 1, 2020, at CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck, surrounded by loved ones. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bismarck Funeral Home, 3723 Lockport St., Bismarck...

RONALD KEES – Obit

Ronald Kees, of rural Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. Joseph...

Sr. Laurian Lasha – Obit

Sr. Laurian Lasha, (90) died January 2, 2020, at Villa Saint Vincent, Crookston. Mary Jane Phyllis Lasha was born in Red Lake Falls, MN, the last of five children born to Emery and Josephine (Morin) Lasha. When Phyllis was just...

Rowena Nelson – Obit

Rowena Free Nelson, 102, of Crookston, MN, passed away at the Villa St. Vincent early Friday morning, January 3, 2020, with her loving daughters, Marsha and Nancy, at her side. Rowena was born on September 30, 1917 at Ft. Griffin, TX, the...

Scott Wikstrom – Obit

Scott Kevin Wikstrom, 54, of Crookston, MN, died at his residence on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Scott was born at St. Paul, MN on April 18, 1965, to Mable Yost. He was raised by Allan and Mable (Yost) Wikstrom Sr....

Odine Smulan – Obit

Odine Edward Smulan, 84, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home Saturday afternoon, December 28, 2019, comforted knowing that his loving family was at his side. Odine was born on January 4, 1935, at Prairie City, IA and grew up...

Elisabeth “Liz” Stuhaug – Obit

Elisabeth “Liz” Stuhaug, age 95, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 28th, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4th, at Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine with...

Anthony V. May Jr.

Anthony V. May Jr., 70, Ada, MN, died Sunday, December 22, 2019, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Homes

Karen Sandberg – Obit

Karen Rose Sandberg, 86, of Crookston, MN, passed away Tuesday morning, December 24, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston with her loving family at her bedside. Karen was born at Minneapolis, MN on May 30, 1933, the daughter...

Ronald Beggs – Obit

Ronald Edwin Beggs, 81, of Crookston, MN passed away at the Villa St. Vincent on Monday, December 23, 2019, with his family at his side. Ron was born on December 30, 1937 at McGregor, MN to Kenneth and Edith (Cohen)...

Kathy Hanson – Obit

Kathleen (Kathy) Marie Hanson, 59, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 22, 2019.  She was born to Howard and Evelyn (Brekken) Hanson on November 7, 1960, in Crookston, MN.  Kathy was a 1979...

Margaret “Marge” Busch – Obit

Margaret “Marge” Busch, 80, Fertile, MN, died Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, in Fertile. Margaret Fay (Thordarson) Busch was born April 5, 1939, in Walhalla, ND, the daughter of Larus and Johanna (Sturlaugson) Thordarson. She spent...

Merlyn Perreault – Obit

Merlyn Ann Perreault of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at her home in Red Lake Falls, MN. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM in St....

Steven Dufault – Obit

Steven N. “Steve” Dufault, 68, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Wednesday evening, December 18, 2019, at RiverView Health in Crookston with members of his loving family at his side. Steve was born in Crookston on June 17, 1951, one...

Harding Vidden – Obit

Harding C. Vidden, 97, Fertile, MN, died Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Riverview Hospital in Crookston, MN. Harding was born to Herman and Christine (Syversrud) on the family homestead in Garfield Township, Polk County, MN. He was a lifelong member...

Marion Shimpa – Obit

Marion Shimpa, age 82, of McIntosh and Erskine, MN, passed away on Tuesday, December 17th, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 21st, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in...

Judith Semeling – Obit

Judith Ann Semeling, 78, of Nielsville, MN died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND. Judith was born June 9, 1941 in Halstad, MN, the daughter of Oscar and Edythe (Ruthenberg) Engelstad.  She grew up on the family...

Matthew Cherry – Obit

Matthew Wayne Cherry, age 49, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 9, 2019, at his home. A private graveside ceremony will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in Fertile, MN, in the Spring of 2020. Arrangements entrusted...

Gerald “Jerry” Chisholm – Obit

Gerald “Jerry” Chisholm, age 62, of Gary, MN, died Thursday, December 5, 2019 at his home as a result of a farm accident. Gerald W. Chisholm was born August 2, 1957 in Ada, MN, the son of Robert and Gladys...

Marilyn Seeger – Obit

Marilyn Seeger passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Hillcrest Senior Living in Red Lake Falls, MN. Celebration of life for Marilyn will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Service in Red...

David Spear – Obit

David Robert Spear, 76, of Bakersfield, California passed away on November 27, 2019 at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones. He was born September 1, 1943 in Crookston, Minnesota, the third son of Jesse and Florence Spear.  His...

Marvin “Bud” Michaelson – Obit

Marvin Lawrence “Bud” Michaelson, age 92, of Euclid, MN, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, with his family by his side. Marvin was born on January 4, 1927, in Warren, MN,...

Connie Rae Ottinger – Obit

Connie Rae Ottinger, age 62, of Crookston, Minnesota, passed away Friday evening, November 29, 2019, at Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home, following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Born December 19, 1956, to Gail and Ramona Ness, in Turlock, California,...

Cora Howe – Obit

Cora Howe, age 97, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Sunday, November 24th, at New Perspective Senior Living in Eagan, MN. Graveside services will be announced and held at a later date. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, rural...

Michael Eidenschink – Obit

Michael N. Eidenschink, age 55 of Park River, ND died Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Towner County, ND. Michael N. Eidenschink was born December 4, 1963 in Perham, MN the son of Norman and Marion (Krogman) Eidenschink. He grew up...

Mark Bigger – Obit

Mark Allan Bigger, 62, of Fertile, MN, passed away unexpectedly at his residence of natural causes on Monday, November 25, 2019. Born on May 14, 1957 at Detroit Lakes, MN, Mark was the oldest of five children of the union...

Milton Stave – Obit

Milton W Stave, 79, of Crookston, MN passed away early Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. His wish was to have no service. www.stenshoelhouske.com

Hazel Perras – Obit

Hazel Perras, Red Lake Falls, MN, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Oakland Park Communities, Thief River Falls, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in...

Ronald Stroot – Obit

Ronald Allen Stroot “Ron/Ronnie”, 63, of Euclid, MN, passed away at his home on the farm on Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019, with his family right by his side. Ron was diagnosed with stage IV renal cell sarcoma on...

Douglas Weaver – Obit

Douglas Alexander Weaver, age 99, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Douglas was born on January 10, 1920, in Devils Lake, ND, the son of the late Harold...

Maurice Bjorgan – Obit

Maurice Bjorgan, 79 of Jordan, MN formerly of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Riverview Hospital in Crookston surrounded by his loving family. Funeral will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:00...

Elsie Starkweather – Obit

Elsie Starkweather, 96, Ada, MN, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2019, at Sanford Hospital, in Fargo, ND. Funeral: 11:00AM Friday, November 22, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ada. Visitation: Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM with...

Gerald “Jerry” Claassen – Obit

Gerald “Jerry” Claassen, age 98, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Jerry was born on December 7, 1920, in Buffalo Center, IA, the son of the late Manly...

Larry Monson – Obit

Larry Dean Monson, 61, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly in Crookston at RiverView Health on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Larry was born at Fosston, MN on April 3, 1958 to Clayton and Norma (Larson) Monson. He was baptized and...

Thomas Melin – Obit

Thomas Leonard Melin, 68, Ada, MN, died Thursday, November 14, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer, at Essentia Hospital in Ada. Tom loved the community of Ada and all of the people of that great city.  He worked for...

Roy Hobbie – Obit

Roy E. Hobbie, 93, Ada, MN, formerly of Godfrey, IL, died Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Benedictine Care Community in Ada. Roy Edward Hobbie was born on June 13, 1926, the son of Herman and Anna (Renken) Hobbie at...

Jacqueline Johnson – Obit

  Jacqueline Louise Johnson, 62, of rural Red Lake Falls, MN, passed away peacefully at her home late Tuesday afternoon, November 12, 2019, while comforted by her loving family who were singing to her. Jackie, as she was affectionately known,...

Edward Currie – Obit

Edward Currie of Crookston, MN passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 18, 2019, at Johnson Funeral Service in Red...

Eunice “Micky” Paulson – Obit

Eunice Adelle “Micky” Paulson, age 92, of East Grand Forks, MN, formerly of Climax, MN, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, Valley Senior Living on Columbia in Grand Forks, ND, with her family by her side. Eunice Eckstein was...

Lois Fevig – Obit

Lois Maxine Fevig, 93, of Crookston MN, passed away peacefully at Villa St. Vincent early Monday morning, November 11, 2019, with family by her side. She had come to the Villa for comfort care only  four days before. Born at...

James “Jim” Brouillard – Obit

James Edward “Jim” Brouillard, 81, of Crookston, MN, passed away Saturday morning, November 9, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Jimmy, as he was lovingly known to his siblings, was born at Crookston, MN on February 27, 1938,...

Helen Hohman – Obit

Helen Jeanette Hohman, 89, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, November 9, 2019, at the RiverView Care Center, where she had been a resident since October of 2017. Born on January 7, 1930, at Melrose, MN, Helen was...

Howard J Gilbertson – Obit

Howard J Gilbertson, of Shelly and Halstad, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019, at the Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN, at the age of 96 years of life. Funeral: 2:00PM Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Halstad Lutheran Church, Halstad, MN. Visitation: One...

Helen Lyczewski – Obit

Helen June Lyczewski, age 91, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, with her family by her side. Helen was born on February 15, 1928, in Crookston, MN, the...

Ada Bredman – Obit

Ada Luverne Bredman, 92, of Ada, MN, passed away peacefully at Bridges Care Center Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019. She had been a resident of Bridges since October 15th. Luverne, as she was known throughout her life, was born on...

David Lundon – Obit

David Joseph Lundon, 90, of Bemidji, MN and formerly of Crookston, MN, passed away Sunday evening, October 27, 2019, at his home surrounded by his beloved family at his side. Dave was born on his parent’s farm near Ada, MN...

Dennis LaJesse – Obit

Dennis LaJesse, 64, of Crookston passed away at home on October 25, 2019 due to health issues. Dennis was born on March 2, 1955, to Peter A. LaJesse and Kathryn A. (Solheim) LaJesse in Crookston, Minnesota and attended school at...

Alma Johnstad – Obit

Alma Helen Johnstad, 98, of Fertile, MN, passed away at the Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile, MN on Thursday, October 24, 2019, with members of her family by her side. Alma was born in Dresden Township near Wales, ND,...

Steve Sveningson – Obit

Steve Sveningson, age 69, of Mentor, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 23rd, at his home near Mentor. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29th, at Faith Lutheran Church in Mentor with the...

Sister Rosalia Fink – Obit

Sister Rosalia Fink, 87, died on October 22, 2019 at Villa Saint Vincent, Crookston. Caroline Catherine Fink was born in Britton, SD, of Julius and Emelia Fink. She was known as Carrie to her family. She attended Saint Michael’s School...

Debra “Debbie” Wikoff – Obit

Debra “Debbie”  Wikoff, age 61 of East Grand Forks, MN, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND. Debra Kay Goodyke was born on September 1, 1958 in Crookston, MN, the daughter of Anton and...

Benedict “Babe” Hoffman III -Obit

Benedict John “Babe” Hoffman III, age 60, Cass Lake, Minnesota, died Monday, September 30, 2019, at Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital, in Duluth, Minnesota, after a brief illness. Benedict John “Babe” Hoffman, III was born in Virginia, MN, on July 2,...

Michael J. Gnadt – Obit

Michael J. “Mike” Gnadt, 67, Ada, MN, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 20, 2019, in his home. Mike was born April 5, 1952, in Ada, the son of Laurence and Orlaine (Thomforde) Gnadt. He was baptized at First English Lutheran...

Shaun Allen Delage

Shaun Allen Delage, age 34, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at his home. Shaun was born on September 25, 1985, in Crookston, MN, the son of George and Kristi (Glas) Delage.  He was raised...

Leslie “Les” Jordahl – Obit

Leslie “Les” Harlen Jordahl, age 72, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Les was born on December 4, 1946, in Crookston, MN, the son of the late Ernest and...

Jacob “Jake” Anderson – Obit

Jacob “Jake” Lee Anderson, age 36, of Fertile, MN, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, due to a car accident in rural Gentilly, MN. Jake was born on July 23, 1983, in Crookston, MN, the son of Scott and...

John “Jack” Bone – Obit

John “Jack” Thornhill Bone, age 77, of Crookston passed away early Saturday, October 12 at the Riverview Hospital in Crookston after being ill for three years. Jack was born on February 16, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas and proud to grow...

John St. Marie – Obit

John St. Marie, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 11, 2019 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic...

Bette Eastvold- -Obit

Bette D. Eastvold, 94, Ada, Minnesota, died Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at the Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Ada. Visitation: One hour before the service at the church...

Maxine Wagner – Obit

Maxine Wagner, 94, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Friday morning, October 11, 2019, at the RiverView Care Center in Crookston, where she had been a resident since September of 2018. Maxine was born at Eldred, MN on August 10,...

Marvin Halstad – Obit

Marvin D. Halstad,  age 85, Fertile, MN, died Monday, October 7, 2019, at his home under the care of his family and hospice. Marvin Donavan Halstad was born January 2, 1934 to Nick and Ovedia Halstad, in Halstad, MN. They moved...

Jerry Duphorn – Obit

Gerald Allen “Jerry” Duphorn, 75, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his home early Tuesday morning, October 8, 2019, with his son, Troy, at his side. He had been fighting cancer for many months. Jerry was born in Superior, WI...

Marian Swenson – Obit

Marian Swenson, 88, of Fertile, MN passed away peacefully Friday, October 4, 2019, surrounded by her family at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile. Marian was born October 7, 1930, on the family farm in Woodside Township, rural Erskine to Oscar...

Roger VanHeuvelen – Obit

Roger Dean VanHeuvelen, age 72, of Crookston, MN, and formerly of Fisher and East Grand Forks, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Roger was born in Charles City, IA, on November 20,...

Donna Louise Solie – Obit

Donna Louise Solie July 17th 1941-October 4th 2019 Jesus reached down and Donna reached up and together they took hands. Donna walked peacefully with him to Heaven from her home with family by her side. Donna is in a perfect place and has...

Warren Anderson – Obit

Warren Theodore Anderson, 73, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away early Wednesday morning, October 2, 2019, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND after a courageous battle with cancer. Warren was born at Ada, MN on June 18, 1946,...

Gary Tronnes – Obit

Gary Wayne Tronnes, age 69, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, September 30, 2019. Gary was born on November 9, 1949, in Ada, MN, the son of the late Irvet and Dorothy May (Garrity) Tronnes. ...

Raymond Dietz – Obit

Raymond Wesley Dietz, 73, of Crookston, MN, passed away Monday afternoon, September 30, 2019, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with members of his loving family at his side. Ray was born on April 2, 1946, at Britton,...

Orpha Marvig – Obit

Orpha T. Marvig, 91, Fertile, MN, died Sunday, September 29, 2019, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN. Orpha Teresa Severinson was born May 7, 1928 to Torstein and Olga (Mickelson) Severinson on her grandparents farm in rural Hitterdal, MN. ...

Gloria Garrison – Obit

Gloria I. Garrison, 87, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Sunday morning, September 29, 2019, at RiverView Health in Crookston. Gloria was born in Crookston on August 21, 1932 and was the daughter of Ervin and Esther (Johnson) Ray. She...

JoAnn Palmer – Obit

JoAnn M. Palmer, 86, of Crookston, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at home on Sunday, September 29, 2019. JoAnn was born August 2, 1933, to Erwin and Fern (Johnson) Brunelle in Crookston, Minnesota. She grew up...

Edwin “Ed” Beiswenger – Obit

Edwin "Ed" Beiswenger, age 68, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. f you are reading this, you must have known Ed. He knew a lot of people, though he...

Joyce Klask – Obit

Joyce Paulette Klask, 67, Ada, Minnesota, died Friday, September 27, 2019, at the Halstad Living Center Halstad, Minnesota, after a brief illness. Joyce was born July 20, 1952 to Harry and Ella (Rinerson) Broers in Ada, MN. She was confirmed...

Gerald Bregier – Obit

Gerald Bregier of Erskine, MN formerly of Plummer, MN passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM at...

Thomas Nimens – Obit

Thomas Charles “Tuna” Nimens, 66, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 7, 2019, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Crookston on April 13, 1953, one of 6 children of the...

Floyd Stave – Obit

Floyd Harvey Stave, 82, of Crookston, MN, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 22, 2019, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with his family at his side. Floyd was born at Lengby, MN on April 13, 1937 to John and Hazel...

Lawrence “Larry” Peterson – Obit

Lawrence “Larry” Peterson, 78, of Lockhart passed away peacefully on September 20, 2019, in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on March 10, 1941 to Lawrence O. and Theodora  Peterson in their home in Lockhart. Larry was...

Nancy Augusta Tollefson – Obit

Nancy Augusta Tollefson, of rural Crookston, MN, passed away at her home early Saturday morning, September 21, 2019, with members of her loving family by her side. Together with Dwain, her husband of 60 years, they raised 8 children: Susan,...

Margaret Jennifer Houske – obit

Margaret Jennifer Houske, 66, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 7, 2019, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with her loving family at her side. Jennifer, as she was best known throughout her life, was born...

Glen Torkelson – Obit

Glen Vernon Torkelson, child of God, died peacefully at age 89, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the Villa Nursing Home in Crookston. Glen had a cheerful spirit and celebrated daily devotions with his wife, Lucile. He was a...

Elwyn “Ike” Harrington – Obit

Elwyn Wesley “Ike” Harrington, 72, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully at his home Monday afternoon, September 16, 2019, with his loving wife, Phylis, at his side, just as she had been throughout his years of illness. Though also...

Charles Joop – Obit

Charles Gordon, the son of Charles and Gena (Guttormson) Joop, was born on August 6, 1932.  He grew up in Borup, MN and later studied auto body repair in Moorhead. He was employed by the Corwin Churchill Company...

Muriel Joop – Obit

Muriel Ann Jensen was born on June 14, 1946 to her proud parents, Kenneth and Luella (Lewis) Jensen.  She graduated, as Salutatorian, from Breckenridge High School in 1964.  Muriel continued her education at North Dakota State School of Science...

Frances Chandler – Obit

Frances L. Chandler, 93, a longtime Euclid, MN resident, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at the Riverview Hospital in Crookston, MN with her loving family at her side. Frances was born January 25, 1926 to James and Louise (Potucek)...

Lonnie Sullivan – Obit

Lonnie R. Sullivan, 58, of Crookston, transitioned into spirit on September 13, 2019, with her family by her side at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Lonnie was born April 6, 1961, to Donald and Betty (Johnson) Fontaine in Crookston, Minnesota....

Margaret Houske – Obit

Margaret Jennifer Houske, 66, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 7, 2019, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with her loving family at her side. The memorial service for Jennifer Houske will be held at...

Douglas Radi – Obit

Douglas Lloyd Radi, 69, of Crookston, MN, passed away at his residence of natural causes on September 10, 2019. Douglas was born in Crookston on March 22, 1950, one of 4 sons of the union of Lloyd E. and Rita Dora...

Sharon Erickson – Obit

Sharon Erickson, 56, Ada, MN, died September 9, 2019 in her home. Sharon Darlene Erickson was born on November 5, 1962 at Wesley Hospital in Wadena, MN, the youngest of 11 children to Raymond and Marjorie Erickson. She was raised...

Freddie Cisneros – Obit

Freddie Cisneros, 55, of Crookston, MN, passed away Saturday morning, September 7, 2019, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND with members of his loving family at his side. Freddie was born in Immakale, FL on April 4, 1964,...

Skylynn Rosas – Obit

Skylynn Rosas passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at her home in Red Lake Falls, MN surrounded by her loving family. Memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Red...

Walden N. Brohaugh – Obit

Welden N. Brohaugh, 98, Halstad, MN, died Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN. Funeral: 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Halstad Lutheran Church, Halstad, MN. Visitation: One hour before the funeral service at the church.  Burial:...

Robert Carlstrom – Obit

Robert Duane “Bob” Carlstrom, 85, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Monday evening, August 26th, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent with his loving family at his side. Bob had been a very popular resident of the Villa since...

Vincent Howard Flynn – Obit

Vincent Howard Flynn, 61, of Crookston, MN, passed away unexpectedly at his home of natural causes late Monday evening, August 26, 2019. Vinnie was born at Blue Earth, MN on May 4, 1958 to Clement and Betty Lou (Day) Flynn....

Edna Anderson – Obit

The beautiful life of Edna Minnie Anderson ended on August 7, 2019.  Edna took her last breath with her family by her side at the same farm she had lived for the last 62 years.  Edna had been diagnosed...

Orville Nelson – Obit

Orville Nelson, of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, August 21, 2019 at Oakland Park Communities in Thief River Falls, MN, at the age of 86. Funeral Services will be...

Sidney Begley – Obit

Sidney Carl Begley, 69, of Crookston, MN, and formerly of Beltrami, MN, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Sidney was born on July 14, 1950 in Scott County, VA, one of 12 children...

Richard Lunak – Obit

Richard Ronald Lunak, 87, of Moorhead, MN, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Eventide on Eighth, with loving family at his side. Richard was born on March 26, 1932 at Devils Lake, ND to Alfred and Victoria (Azure) Lunak....

Gail Berg – Obit

Gail Corrine Berg, 66, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Friday afternoon on August 16th, 2019. Gail Corrinne (Haug) Berg was born on December 27th, 1953 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Norman Haug and Dora (Kroocmo) Haug. She was...

Beverly J. Tufte – Obit

Beverly J. Tufte, 83, Ada, MN, died Monday, August 19, 2019, at Eventide Lutheran Homes, Moorhead, MN. Funeral: Services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Homes Ada, Minnesota www.fredriksonfh.com

Merle Steinbrink – Obit

Merle August Steinbrink, 92, of Crookston, MN, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Valley Senior Living in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Merle was born on June 17, 1927, in Crookston to Otto and Nora (Sylvester) Steinbrink, and was the...

Dewel E. Viker Jr. – Obit

Dewel E.Viker Jr., 78, rural Hillsboro, ND, died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND. Funeral: 11:00AM Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Halstad Lutheran Church, Halstad, MN. Visitation: One hour before the service on Thursday at the church. Burial: Halstad...

Sister Petronilla Hermann – Obit

Sister Petronilla Hermann, 93, died Thursday, August 16, 2019, at Villa Saint Vincent, Crookston, MN. Agnes Hermann was born in Georgetown, Minnesota on November 30, 1925, the oldest girl of four of Andrew and Delia (Denery) Hermann. They had a...

Wyman Anderson – Obit

Wyman Anderson, age 79, of Mentor, MN, passed away on Saturday, August 17th, at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks, ND. Memorial graveside services and military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22nd, at First English...

Lee A. Marthaler – Obit

Lee A. Marthaler, of Cottonwood, Arizona passed away on July 23, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born to Edward J. and Regina D. (Dueker) Marthaler on February 8, 1937, in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. He grew...

Marie Casavan – Obit

Marie Casavan passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM  at St. John Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls, MN with...

Mark S. Stevens – Obit

Mark S. Stevens, 68, Fertile, MN, passed away peacefully Monday, August 12, 2019, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND, surrounded by his family. Mark was born April 25, 1951 to Thomas "Bud" and Addie Stevens in Crookston, MN.  He graduated...

Karen Knott – Obit

Karen F. Knott, 70, died Saturday, August 10, 2019, at her home in Red Lake Falls, MN, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family and the care of Hospice of the RRV. Karen was born August 18,...

Alice E. Fetting – Obit

Alice E. Fetting, 96, Ada, MN, died Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Benedictine Care Community, in Ada. Alice was born July 16, 1923 to Elias & Christina (Aamodt) Aanenson, in Hegne Township, Norman County. Alice and Earl Fetting were married December 1st 1949...

Norman Keith Meyer – Obit

Norman Keith Meyer, 65, of Crookston, MN, passed away Wednesday evening, August 7, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston with his loving family at his side. Norman was born in Crookston on October 12, 1953, the 4th of...

Orville “Ole” Olson – Obit

Orville “Ole” Olson, age 77, of Erskine, MN and formerly of Rindal, MN and Crookston, MN, passed away on Thursday, August 8th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00...

Phyllis Mickelson – Obit

Phyllis Mickelson, 94, Moorhead, MN, formerly Shelly, MN, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Eventide Homes in Moorhead. A family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Shelly. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Homes...

Herman M. Thompson – Obit

Herman Melbourne Thompson, 90, of Fertile, MN, died on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN. He was born on March 13, 1929, to Hans and Mary (Rarick) Thompson at Climax, MN.  They moved to...

Carroll Swenson – Obit

Carroll Swenson, 90, Fertile, MN, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home under the care of hospice. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Monday, August 12, 2019, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile, MN. Visitation:  One hour before the service at the...

Sister Mary Jean Gust – Obit

Sister Mary Jean Gust, OSB, died on July 31, 2019, at Mount Saint Benedict, Crookston, MN at the age of 91. Sister Mary Jean was born on September 15, 1927, the third child of George and Julia Gust of rural...

Debbie Deitz – Obit

Debbie Deitz, 65, Halstad, MN, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN. Funeral: 11:00AM, Friday, August 2, 2019, at Halstad Lutheran Church, Halstad, MN. Visitation: One hour before the service. Burial: Quincy Cemetery, rural Grandin, ND. In lieu of flowers the family...

Judy Stoxen – Obit

Judy (Rude) Stoxen, 66, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Fertile, MN, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Funeral: 11:00AM, Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile, MN. Visitation: One hour before the funeral at the...

Irma Hemmingsen – Obit

Irma Hemmingsen, age 98, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Tuesday, July 23rd, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31st, at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston with the...

Dennis “Rocky” Kaiser – Obit

Dennis “Rocky” Lee Kaiser, 75, of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away on July 25, 2019 at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN after a courageous battle with myelofibrosis. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Irishman’s...

Thomas “Tommy” Bannister – Obit

Thomas “Tommy” Bannister, 75, of Fertile, MN, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND surrounded by his family. Tommy was born on January 18, 1944, to Lewis and Maria (Beckwith) Bannister in Somerville, MA. Funeral: 11:00...

Madonna “Rose” Mireault – Obit

Madonna “Rose” Mireault, age 81, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Thursday, July 18th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26th, at St. Mary’s Catholic...

Steven Tronnes – Obit

Steven Douglas Tronnes, 70, passed away after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, on July 5, 2019, at the Living Center in Halstad, Minnesota, where he had been a resident for several years. Steven was born in Ada, MN, on...

Joseph Wallin – Obit

Joseph E. Wallin, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 15, 2019. Joe was born in Pelican Township on January 11, 1946, to Oscar and Ruth Wallin. After graduating from Pequot Lakes High School in 1964 he attended St....

Marian V. Gilbertson – Obit

Marian V. Gilbertson, 98, of Halstad, MN, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN. Funeral Service: 2:00PM Friday, July 19, 2019, at Halstad Lutheran Church, Halstad, MN. Visitation: One hour before the service at the church. Burial:...

Joan Barrus – Obit

Joan Bernadette Barrus, 87, of Crookston, MN, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 17, 2019, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston after a courageous battle with lung cancer, and with her loving family at her side. She had...

Diane Lynn Domier – Obit

Diane Lynn (Opperud) Domier, 62, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, following a two-year courageous battle with Serous Uterine Lymphoma cancer. She passed away peacefully in her home, in the arms of her...

Gary Sannes -Obit

Gary Michael Sannes, 69, of Fertile, MN, passed away at the Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis, MN on Friday, July 12, 2019. Gary was born on January 4, 1950 at Crookston, MN, one of four children of the union...

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 Crookston,...

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,...