Our Obituaries

Dr. James L. Adams

June 29, 1921 - January 11, 2018

Dr. James L. Adams, age 96 of Osakis, formerly of Mankato, went after a long and productive life to meet his Savior from the Bethany Home in Alexandria, MN on Thursday morning, Jan. 11, 2018. James was born on June 29, 1921 in Maurice, Iowa to James and Florence (Larkin) Adams. He graduated from Sioux City Central High in 1939 and attended Morningside College in Sioux City, graduating in...
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Louis Forbregd

October 9, 1937 - January 7, 2018

LOUIS FORBREGD, age 80 of Osakis passed away on January 7, 2018 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN. Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 13 at 2:00 pm at the Sauk Valley Lutheran church in Osakis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation hours are from 5 – 7:00 pm on Friday evening, Jan. 12 at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. ...
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Elnora Helms

July 27, 1923 - January 5, 2018

Elnora Helms, age 94 of Osakis passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN. Elnora Marie Montgomery was born to David and Hattie (Bissonnett) Montgomery on July 27, 1923 in Laurel, Nebraska. She moved as a young girl with her family to Manvel, ND and graduated from Manvel High School in 1942. As a loving daughter, Elnora postponed her future...
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Craig T. Schoeck

January 21, 1955 - January 1, 2018

Craig Schoeck, age 62 of Osakis entered into his new life on Monday, January 1, 2018 from the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN with his family by his side after a brave battle against pulmonary fibrosis. On January 21, 1955, Jake and LaVaun (Good) Schoeck gave birth to a son in Olivia, MN. They named him Craig Thomas and he was one of a family of six children. He graduated from Osakis...
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Jerry 'Doc' Laumeyer

June 24, 1961 - December 29, 2017

Jerry 'Doc' Laumeyer, age 56 of Long Prairie, MN passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday evening, Jan. 2, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, with a service beginning at 7 pm. Jerome Paul Laumeyer was born on June 24, 1961 in South St. Paul, MN to Anthony and...
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Jim Tenhoff

November 24, 1948 - December 10, 2017

Jim Tenhoff, age 69 passed into his eternal life on Sunday, Dec. 10 at his home in Osakis. Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis with interment at the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church and will be held from 4 - 8 pm on Sunday evening, Dec. 17 and also one hour before the funeral on Monday. The Knights of...
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Emaline Halgrimson

March 5, 1922 - November 21, 2017

Emaline Halgrimson, age 95 of Osakis, formerly of Miltona and Alexandria, entered into her new life early Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN. Emaline Christine was born on March 5, 1922 in Aitkin, MN to Carl and Bethel (Dixon) Christensen. She graduated in 1940 from Aitkin High School and then attended Duluth State College to receive her...
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Sharyn Roquette

November 16, 2017

Sharyn Roquette, age 72, passed away at her home in Osakis on Thursday Nov. 16. Sharyn was born September 4, 1945 in Nelson, MN to Orten and Adelaide (Mckay) Mickelson. She enjoyed her high school years at Osakis participating in cheerleading, homecoming and playing clarinet. Right after graduation, Sharyn married the love of her life, Wayne Roquette, on June 23, 1963 at the First Presbyterian...
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Richard Roberts

November 15, 2017

There's a trail to a remote lake near Nestor Falls, Ontario, and it's said you can hear long lost voices in the wind as you portage through the stillness. It's a path that was often trod by Richard Roberts on the way to his favorite fishing lake. Richard passed away on November 15, 2017, in Osakis, Minnesota, at home and surrounded by his family. Richard was born in 1926 in Judson, Minnesota, but...
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Gordon 'Gordy' Berthiaume, Sr.

January 12, 1939 - November 13, 2017

Gordon 'Gordy' Berthiaume, age 78 passed away on November 13, 2017 at the Fairview Southdale Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Gordon was born on January 12, 1939 in Minneapolis to John and Evelyn (Wamsley) Berthiaume and grew up in the Bloomington area. After marrying his beautiful wife, Edna they settled in Minneapolis and Gordy worked for thirty-four years for the United States Postal...
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Melvin Wink

April 14, 1942 - November 6, 2017

LIFE HISTORY FOR MELVIN WINK Melvin Wink, age 75 of Osakis died on Monday, November 6th, 2017 after a courageous 3-year battle with colon cancer. Melvin was born in Martin County on April 14, 1942 to Henry and Gertrude (Klindt) Wink. He grew up with his siblings on a farm on the shore of Fox Lake near Sherburn. As the middle child, he was the little brother to his two brothers, and the big...
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Audrey Urban

April 9, 1922 - November 6, 2017

Audrey Urban, age 95 of Osakis passed away at her home in Alexandria on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 with her loved ones by her side. On April 9, 1922 a baby daughter was born to Robert and Lillian (Anderson) Lofstuen in Hastings, MN. She was named Audrey Lorraine and was one of two girls born to this union. She grew up in Hastings and worked as a young woman at the Emmanuel Hospital in Mankato...
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Kathleen 'Kathy' Berg

August 16, 1929 - November 5, 2017

Kathleen Berg, age 88 of Osakis passed peacefully into her new life on Sunday morning, Nov. 5, 2017 from the Galeon in Osakis, MN. Kathleen Frances Becker was born on August 16, 1929 in Carlos, MN to Peter W. and Katherine C. (Schlosser) Becker. She grew up on a farm near Belle River and on October 5, 1948 was united in marriage to Aven W. Berg at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle...
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Debra 'Deb' Lang

May 31, 1960 - October 30, 2017

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR DEBRA LANG Debra Lang, age 57 of Osakis died unexpectedly on Monday at her home in Osakis. Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 3 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN LIFE HISTORY FOR DEBRA On May 31, 1960 a baby girl...
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Kenneth 'Ken' C. Sorenson

June 8, 1927 - October 26, 2017

LIFE HISTORY FOR KEN SORENSON Ken Sorenson, age 90, of Osakis passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, October 26, 2017 at the North Memorial Hospital in Maple Grove, MN with family at his side. Kenneth Carlton Sorenson was born on June 8, 1927 in rural Todd County, MN to Arthur and Clara (Ingvalson) Sorenson. He was one of a family of eleven children born to a rural, farming...
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Derek Baker

November 8, 1995 - October 20, 2017

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR DEREK BAKER Funeral services will be Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis. Interment is at the Calvary Cemetery in Osakis. Visitation hours are from 4 – 8 pm on Monday at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home with parish prayers at 8 pm. Visitation will also be held one hour before the service at the church. A celebration of his life reception...
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Marianne Margaret Hendrickson

January 10, 1939 - October 5, 2017

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR MARIANNE HENDRICKSON Marianne Hendrickson, age 78 of Little Sauk passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 5 in Sauk Centre, MN. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 2:00 pm at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Little Sauk with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation hours are from 5 – 7 pm on Monday evening at Calvary Lutheran Church in Little Sauk and...
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Ted Harvey

November 10, 1950 - September 30, 2017

Theodore (Ted) J. Harvey (11/10/1950 - 9/30/2017) passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon surrounded by his wife, his three children, his sister, and his niece at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Ted is preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and June Harvey, his sister, Claudia Durand and his twin granddaughters, Ashley and Rachel Rutten. He is survived by: his wife Janet Harvey...
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Joseph Edward Welsh

August 27, 1920 - August 28, 2017

Joseph Welsh, of Osakis passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 in Alexandria, MN one day after celebrating his 97th birthday. He was born on August 27 in 1920 to William Leo and Wilma (Kern) Welsh in Green Valley, MN. Joe helped farm over 400 acres with his Dad, when his brothers went into the Army and Navy. When his parents semi-retired in the Alexandria area, they bought a smaller farm and...
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Rosalie Emily Kreemer

March 12, 1923 - August 24, 2017

Funeral Notice for Rosalie Kreemer Rosalie E. (Schelfhout) Kreemer, age 94 of Osakis passed into her new life on Thursday evening, August 24, 2017 at the Galeon in Osakis. Funeral services will be Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with Fr. David Petron officiating. Interment is at the Calvary Cemetery in Osakis. Visitation will be...
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Irene M. Larson

October 7, 1925 - August 19, 2017

FUNERAL NOTICE for IRENE LARSON Irene Larson, age 91 of Osakis passed away on Sat., Aug. 19 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis. Funeral services are set for Saturday, Aug. 26 at 2:00 pm at the Sauk Valley Lutheran Church with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation hours are from 5 – 8 pm on Friday at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and also one hour before the service at...
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Delores Mae Johnson

May 9, 1931 - August 12, 2017

Delores M. Johnson 5/9/1931 – 8/12/2017 Delores Mae passed peacefully after a courageous sixteen month battle with pancreatic cancer. Throughout her journey she was surrounded by her loving family. She will forever be loved, cherished and missed. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl O., daughter, Ann Marie, parents, Cecelia and Bill, twin sister, Donna and three brothers,...
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John Elsner

September 3, 1944 - August 5, 2017

LIFE HISTORY FOR JOHN ELSNER John Elsner, age 72, died early Saturday, August 5, 2017 at his home north of Alexandra, MN. Elmer and Annie (Collins) had a son on September 3, 1944. They named him John Joseph and he was one of four children, two boys and two girls, born to this family. He grew up in Douglas County near Belle River and attended school in Osakis, MN. John was raised in...
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Donna Marie Peterson

August 13, 1961 - August 2, 2017

Donna Peterson, age 55 of Osakis passed into her new life on August 2, 2017 in Alexandria, MN. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 11 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis. Visitation hours are from 4 – 8 pm on Thursday evening at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home with parish prayers at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Friday morning at the church beginning at 10...
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Ellen Bentfield

October 9, 1940 - July 29, 2017

LIFE HISTORY FOR ELLEN BENTFIELD Ellen Bentfield, age 76 of Sauk Centre passed into her new life early Saturday, July 29, 2017 at St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, MN. Ellen Marie Gaffaney was born on October 9, 1940 in Glenwood, MN to James and Elsie (Sellgren) Gaffaney. She was one of thirteen children born to this union. Ellen graduated from Glenwood High School. She...
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Harold Maus

September 19, 1923 - July 7, 2017

Harold Maus, 93 of Osakis passed away early Friday morning, July 7, 2017 in Osakis, MN. Harold Donald Maus was born on September 19, 1923 in West Union Township, Todd Co., MN to Benhardt and Jennette (Emmick) Maus. He was the last born of their eleven children. He grew up and helped work the family farm from a young age. On October 9, 1945 Harold was united in marriage to Gloria Brouns. ...
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Janice 'Jan' Larsen

April 3, 1936 - June 21, 2017

FUNERAL NOTICE for JAN LARSEN Janice 'Jan' Larsen, age 81 of Osakis passed away on Wed., June 21 in Osakis. Memorial services will be held on Sat., July 1, at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis with visitation on Friday evening, June 30 from 5 – 7 pm at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, and also one hour before the service at the church. Inurnment is at the West Evergreen...
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Marian Brynjulfson

December 29, 1933 - June 20, 2017

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR MARIAN BRYNJULFSON Marian Brynjulfson, age 83 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Tuesday at her home in Sauk Centre. Funeral services will be Monday, June 26 at 2:00 pm at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis. Interment is at the Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 27. Visitation begins one hour before the service Marian Orpha Mikkelson was born December 29,...
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Anthony 'Tony' Borash

February 24, 1936 - June 10, 2017

Tony Borash, 81, was called to his eternal home on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from his home on Lake Osakis, surround by family and friends. Anthony 'Tony' Mathias Borash was born on February 24, 1936, to Peter and Rose (Kutchinski) Borash. Tony was raised in Flensburg, MN and graduated from Little Falls High School. Tony was a gifted athlete who played on many baseball and softball teams. In 1954...
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Orville Vangstad

February 27, 1921 - June 2, 2017

LIFE HISTORY FOR ORVILLE VANGSTAD Orville Vangstad, age 96 of Osakis passed into his new life early Friday morning, June 2, 2017 at the Douglas County Hospital. He has been a resident at Galeon Senior Living in Osakis, MN for the past several years. On February 27, 1921 Orville Joel Vangstad was one of fourteen children born to Ole and Julia (Halvorson) Vangstad on a farm in Gordon...
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Brian Bangtson

October 23, 1963 - May 28, 2017

Brian Bangtson, age 53, of Osakis passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his home in Osakis, MN. On October 23, 1963, Brian was born to Charles and Ellen (Handke) Bangtson in Mankato, MN. He moved with his family to Osakis and graduated from Osakis High School in 1982. At a young age, Brian was already out in the workforce, mowing lawns and working as a dock boy at Idlewilde...
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Larry A. Bjorstrom

December 15, 1950 - May 26, 2017

LIFE HISTORY FOR LARRY BJORSTROM Larry Bjorstrom, age 66 of Long Prairie passed into his new life on Friday evening, May 26, 2017 from his home in rural Long Prairie, MN. Larry was born on December 15, 1950 in Sauk Centre, MN to Raymond and Velma (Samuelson) Bjorstrom. He attended Osakis Public School and graduated with the Class of 1968. After attending Alexandria Technical College...
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Bernard Kreemer

June 15, 1920 - April 13, 2017

Bernard Kreemer, age 96 of Osakis passed away on Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN. On June 15, 1920 in Belle River Township, Douglas County, MN a son was born to Jacob and Anna (Rutten) Kreemer. They named him Bernard Leo, but everyone soon called him Bernie. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school through the eighth grade. When...
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LuVerne "Ken" Wittrock

January 30, 1929 - March 23, 2017

Ken Wittrock, age 88 of Osakis passed away on March 23, 2017 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN. LuVerne Kenneth Wittrock was born to Herman and Emma (Hoiten) Wittrock in Canistota, South Dakota on January 30, 1929. He graduated from Canistota High School and then attended college for two years before enlisting in the U S Navy in 1950 and served his country as a medic in a...
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David Berg

October 27, 1929 - March 9, 2017

David Berg, age 87 of Osakis passed away on Thursday evening at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. David Arthur Berg was born on October 27, 1929 in Orange Township, Douglas County, MN to Nels L. and Dorothy (Landmark) Berg. He graduated from Osakis High School and farmed with his father and brother, Sam. David served his country in the US Army from 1953 until 1955 and was a field...
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Jeff Gish

April 27, 1954 - March 5, 2017

Jeff Gish, age 62 of Osakis passed into eternal life on March 5, 2017 at the St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie, MN. Jeff was born on April 27, 1954 in Fridley, MN to Douglas and Nancy (McDowel) Gish. He graduated from Fridley High School and attended college for computer science. Jeff also served in 1974 as a member of the United States Air Force. In 1977 Jeff was married to...
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Alyce Stankey

September 14, 1920 - March 3, 2017

Alyce Alberta Stankey began her earthly life on September 14, 1920 in Middleville Township near Howard Lake, MN. She was the daughter of Duncan and Edna (Robinson) Johnson. She entered her new life on March 3, 2017 from the Milaca Elim Care Center in Milaca, MN. Alyce was only twelve years old when her family moved to Dassel, MN. She grew up there and after her schooling, took care of...
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Roberta Laven

April 8, 1930 - February 28, 2017

Roberta Laven, age 86 of Osakis peacefully entered into her new life on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 from the Bethany Home in Alexandria with her family by her side. On April 8, 1930 a beautiful baby girl was born to Robert and Neatta (Clay) Ritchie in Osakis, MN. She was their only child. She attended Osakis Public School and graduated with the Class of 1948. Roberta first worked as a...
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Charlotte Schultz

September 23, 1931 - February 23, 2017

Charlotte Schultz, age 85 of Osakis passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN. Memorial services for Charlotte will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Osakis Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Fitzer officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Inurnment is at the Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, MN. Charlotte Irene Mikkelson...
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Laurel R Jensen Falconer

October 23, 1934 - February 17, 2017

Laurel A. Jenson Falconer, age 82, of Alexandria, died Friday, February 17, 2017, at Grand Arbor in Alexandria. Laurel Audrey Gaarder was born on October 23, 1934 in Starbuck, MN to John and Margaret (Noyes) Gaarder. She graduated from Glenwood High School in 1952 and then went on to continue her education by taking business schooling to become a paralegal. In April of 1954, Laurel was...
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Carol J Mihalchick

February 18, 1942 - January 30, 2017

Carol Mihalchick, founder and former owner of the Just Like Grandma's Boutique and Tea Room in Osakis, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 from her home in Osakis, MN. A celebration of Carol's life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Osakis Lutheran Church in Osakis, MN, with a gathering time beginning at 1:00 pm at the church. There will also be a gathering...
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Jerome 'Jerry' Grewe

September 20, 1943 - January 27, 2017

Jerome E. Grewe, 73, of Sauk Centre, MN, passed away unexpectedly January 27, 2017 at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, AZ. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie, MN on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11: 00 am with a gathering time starting at 10 am at the church. Jerry, or also known as "Butch" by family members, was born on September 20, 1943, in St....
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Donald Vangstad

March 24, 1937 - January 14, 2017

FUNERAL NOTICE for DON VANGSTAD Don Vangstad, age 79 of Osakis passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14 at his home in Osakis, MN. Funeral services will be held on Sat., Jan. 21, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Salem Lutheran Church in Osakis with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation begins one hour before the service at the church. Donald Morris Vangstad was born on March 24, 1937 in Osakis, MN to...
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Laura Earl

September 30, 1922 - January 12, 2017

LIFE HISTORY for LAURA EARL Laura Earl, age 94 of Osakis passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Galeon in Osakis where she was a resident. On September 30, 1922 Heyko and Matta (Oppelt) Duin gave birth to a baby girl in Elkton, South Dakota, that they named Laura Mae. She was raised in South Dakota and as a young woman worked out as a housekeeper. She met Newton Earl, Sr....
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Doris Curtis

March 31, 1934 - January 9, 2017

Doris Curtis, age 82 of Osakis passed away early Monday, Jan. 9 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 13 at 11:00 am at the Osakis Lutheran Church. Interment is at the West Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation hours are from 4 – 7 pm on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and one hour before the service at the church. ...
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Becky Walsh

October 27, 1954 - January 7, 2017

Becky Walsh, age 62 of rural Alexandria, passed into her new life on Saturday evening, January 7, 2017 in Alexandria, MN. Funeral services are on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 2:00 pm at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Visitation hours begin on Wed. evening at Good Shepherd Church from 4 – 7 pm and also one hour before the service on Thursday. LIFE HISTORY FOR BECKY WALSH ...
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Shirley Wever

October 11, 1939 - December 25, 2016

Shirley Wever, age 77 of Osakis passed away on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2016 at the Galeon Nursing Home in Osakis, MN. FUNERAL SERVICES - Memorial services for Shirley will be held on Sat., Jan. 28 at 11:00 am at the Osakis Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Fitzer officiating. A gathering time will begin at 10 am at the church. Shirley Ellen Kolaskie was born on October 11, 1939 in Sauk Centre,...
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Delores Trisko

October 20, 1923 - December 21, 2016

Delores Trisko, age 93 of Osakis, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at her home in Osakis, MN. Born on October 20, 1923 to Richard and Lydia (Hackbarth) Braeger in Brooten, MN. Delores Rachel was one of eight children and while still a young girl, she moved with her family to the Osakis area and later graduated from Osakis High School. Following high school she was...
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Ann Hanson

January 18, 1942 - December 17, 2016

MEMORIAL NOTICE for ANN HANSON Ann Hanson, age 74 of Little Sauk/Long Prairie passed away on Sat., Dec. 17 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis. Inurnment is at the Little Sauk Cemetery. A gathering time begins at 10 am at the church on Thursday...
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Joan Reed

May 11, 1941 - December 13, 2016

Joan Reed, age 75 of Osakis passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 2:00 pm at the New Life Christian Church in Alexandria, MN. Visitation hours are from 4 - 7 pm on Tuesday evening at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and also on Wednesday one hour before the service at the church. Joan...
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Loyola Frie

October 17, 1921 - December 11, 2016

Loyola Amanda Frie, age 95 of Osakis entered her new life on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 from the Community Memorial Home in Osakis where she had been a resident since March of 2003. Loyola was born Oct. 17, 1921 to Anton and Elizabeth (Rademacher) Beste on a farm near Osakis. She attended School District #67 for 8 years. She then stayed at home and worked on the farm with her parents. There...
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Erva Jenson

July 28, 1923 - December 5, 2016

FUNERAL NOTICE for ERVA JENSON Erva Jenson, age 93 of Osakis passed away on Monday, Dec. 5 at the Barrett Care Center in Barrett, MN. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, at 11:00 am at the Osakis Lutheran Church with visitation beginning at the church at 10:00 am. Interment is at the Gordon Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Osakis. Life History for Erva Jenson - Erva was born...
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Elwood Grove

September 10, 1918 - December 1, 2016

Elwood Grove, age 98 left this world for his new life on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 from the Galeon in Osakis where he was a resident. On September 10, 1918, a son was born to Gilbert and Lydia Grove in Fortuna, N Dakota. They named him Elwood and he grew up and graduated from Fortuna High School in 1937. During WWII, Elwood served his country as a Private 1st Class in the U S Army. He...
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Stanley G. Michaelson

April 4, 1935 - November 30, 2016

Stan Michaelson, age 81 of Long Prairie passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11:00 am at the Osakis Lutheran Church in Osakis. Interment is at the Gordon Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Osakis. Visitation hours are from 4 - 7 pm on Friday evening at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and one hour before the service on...
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Cleo Anderson

January 11, 1932 - November 21, 2016

Cleo Anderson, age 84 of Osakis passed away late Monday evening, Nov. 21, 2016 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Osakis with Rev. Steve Hilde officiating. Interment is in the church cemetery. Visitation hours are from 4 - 7 pm on Saturday evening at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in...
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Tim Austin

October 1, 1952 - November 21, 2016

LIFE HISTORY FOR TIM AUSTIN Tim Austin, age 64 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Golden Valley, MN died unexpectedly early Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Knute-Nelson Memorial Home where he was recovering from a surgery. On October 1, 1952 a son was born to Gunther and Marjorie (Nobles) Austin in Sauk Centre, MN. Tim grew up with his brother, Mark and attended Sauk Centre Public Schools,...
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James 'Jim' Walsh

May 12, 1937 - November 12, 2016

WEATHER RELATED CHANGE - PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SERVICE HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY INSTEAD OF FRIDAY AND ALSO - People attending the service are encouraged to come wearing their favorite sports team apparel. James Edward Walsh, 79 of Osakis, went home to heaven on Saturday, November 12, 2016. He left this earth surrounded by his children, with a deck of cards in his hand, including a perfect...
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Laura Sogge

February 21, 1927 - November 11, 2016

LIFE HISTORY FOR LAURA SOGGE Laura Sogge age 89 of Osakis passed away Friday afternoon November 11, 2016 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN where she was a resident. Laura Anne Churchill was born February 21, 1927 in Redwood County, MN to Henry and Anna (Kronbach) Churchill. She graduated from Lamberton High School with class of 1944. After high school Laura married Mandel...
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Faye Tenhoff

May 17, 1950 - November 4, 2016

Faye Tenhoff, age 66 of Osakis entered into her new life on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 from the Knute-Nelson Care Center in Alexandria, MN after a brave battle with brain cancer. A beautiful baby girl was born to James and Phyllis (Wilde) Schmidt on May 17, 1950 in Milroy, MN. They named her Fayette Marie and she was the oldest of their seven children. The family moved to a farm south of Osakis...
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Janie Camp

January 4, 1941 - October 27, 2016

Elsie 'Janie' Camp, age 75 of Osakis, formerly of Crookston, MN and Peoria, IL passed into her new life early Thursday, October 27, 2016 from her home in Osakis, MN. Janie was born on January 4, 1941 in Marshalltown, IA to Harl and Opal (Keeler) Gamber. She moved with her family to Peoria, IL and graduated from East Peoria High School. She married Clarence Strand and they traveled all...
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Bernice Clark

May 2, 1929 - October 12, 2016

Bernice Clark, age 87, formerly of Osakis went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from her home in Lino Lakes, MN with her family by her side. Bernice Adeline Elven was born on May 2, 1929, in Osakis, MN to Peter and Alida (Swenson) Elven. She married Douglas G. Clark on June 21, 1945. Bernice was a wonderful wife and mother who took great pride in her only daughter,...
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Ronald 'Ron' Eldred

April 25, 1946 - October 8, 2016

RONALD 'RON' W. ELDRED, age 70, longtime businessman, auctioneer and real estate broker in Long Prairie, MN passed away on Sat., Oct. 8, 2016 after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held next Monday, Oct. 17 at 11:00 am at the American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. Visitation hours are at the church from 4 – 8 pm on Sunday evening and also one hour...
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Dana Hooker

May 31, 1958 - October 7, 2016

FUNERAL NOTICE for DANA HOOKER Dana Hooker, age 58 of Alexandria, MN died unexpectedly Oct. 7, 2016 at his home in Alexandria, MN. Dana Joseph Hooker was born on the last day of May in 1958 in Bertha, MN. He was the only boy born to Ernest and Barbara (Brockman) Hooker, in addition to their three daughters. They moved to live near Lake Osakis and Dana attended Osakis High School. Dana...
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Delores Winter

June 12, 1941 - October 7, 2016

Delores Winter, age 75 of Hoffman, formerly of Osakis, passed away on Friday at the Douglas Co Hospital in Alexandria. A Mass of Resurrection will be held for Delores on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with Fr. David Petron officiating. Crossbearers are Nancy Quistorff and Fay Beman. Lector is Linda Heinze and the Eucharistic...
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Michael 'Mike' Staples

December 10, 1951 - October 6, 2016

SERVICES FOR MIKE STAPLES Michael 'Mike' J. Staples, age 64 of Alexandria passed away unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, October 6, 2016 at his home in Alexandria, MN. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN. Visitation hours will begin on Tuesday, October 11 from 4 - 8 pm also at Calvary Lutheran Church...
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Dayni A. Imdieke

January 1, 1974 - September 25, 2016

Life History for Dayni Imdieke Dayni A. Imdieke, age 42 of Osakis went to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her home in Osakis with her family by her side after a courageous 5 year battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Dayni began life as courageously as she left it, surviving as an abandoned orphan at the age of three in an orphanage in Seoul, South Korea...
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Dorothy M. Pederson

August 20, 1920 - September 23, 2016

Dorothy Pederson, age 96 of Osakis began her new life on Friday, September 23, 2016 from the Galeon in Osakis, MN. Funeral services are Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at Osakis Lutheran Church in Osakis, MN. Visitation hours are from 4 - 8 pm on Thursday at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and also one hour prior to the church service. Interment is at the Kinkead Cemetery in...
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Rev. Kenneth 'Ken' Willard

May 6, 1924 - September 11, 2016

Rev. Kenneth "Ken" Willard, age 92 of Alexandria, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at his home at Lakes Area Assisted Living in Alexandria, MN. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the United Methodist Church in Villard, MN with Revs. Ken Uhren and Victor Jones officiating. Interment will be held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in...
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Gerald 'Gerry' Thornbloom

September 26, 1946 - September 9, 2016

Gerald 'Gerry' Thornbloom, age 69 of Sauk Centre passed away on Friday afternoon at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. Memorial services will be Friday, Sept. 16 at 11:00 am at Sauk Valley Lutheran Church in rural Osakis with a gathering time beginning at 10:00 am at the church. On September 26, 1946 a son was born to Gerald I. and Valborg (Brakken) Thornbloom in Long Prairie, MN. ...
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Barbara Lindemann

September 30, 1940 - August 26, 2016

Barbara Lindemann, age 75 of Waconia, passed into her new life on Friday, August 26, 2016 while a resident at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Waconia,MN. Barbara passed away peacefully in her sleep from diabetic complications. On September 30, 1940 twins were born to Ralph and Eleanor (Kjellander) Gray in Minneapolis, MN. They named their daughter, Barbara and their son, Glen. The...
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Howard Majerus

May 26, 1942 - August 26, 2016

Howard Majerus, age 74 of Osakis entered his new life on August 26, 2016 from the Galeon in Osakis, MN. Memorial services for Howard will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis with Fr. Dave Petron officiating. Visitation hours are from 4 - 8 pm on Friday evening, Sept. 9th at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home and also one hour before the...
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William 'Bill' Jerome Bretz

January 20, 1922 - August 22, 2016

William 'Bill' Bretz, age 94 of Osakis passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN. Funeral services are set for Tuesday, August 30 at 10:30 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis with burial 2:30 pm at the Calvary Cemetery in Wadena, MN. Visitation hours are from 5 – 8 pm on Monday evening at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis with parish prayers at 7:30...
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Mabel Greiner

August 26, 1929 - August 20, 2016

Mabel 'Babe' Elna Greiner, age 86 of Osakis, formerly of North Minneapolis, passed away early Saturday morning, August 20, 2016 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN. On August 26, 1929 a baby girl was born to August and Mable (Hayes) Gustafson in Minneapolis, MN. She was named Mabel after her mother and she grew up in Minneapolis, graduating from North High School. Mabel married the love of her...
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Frank Murphy

November 21, 1927 - August 10, 2016

Frank Murphy, age 88 of Dwight, IL, husband to Vivian (Collins) Murphy, who was formerly of Osakis passed away on Wednesday morning at his home in Dwight surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 20 2016 at 11:00 am at St. Nicholas Church in Belle River, MN. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 pm on Friday evening, August 19 at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in...
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Duane V. Weberg

July 1, 1942 - August 8, 2016

Duane Weberg, age 74 of Osakis, formerly of Prior Lake, MN, passed away late Monday, August 8, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN where he had been a patient for sixteen days following a car accident. On July 1, 1942 a son was born to Victor and Cora (Hanson) Weberg in Mentor, MN. They named him Duane Victor and he was a graduate of Mentor High School with the Class of 1960. ...
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Melvin R. Resley

April 20, 1921 - August 6, 2016

Life History for Melvin Resley Melvin Resley, 95 years young, passed away on Saturday evening, August 6, 2016 at the Bridgewell Memory Care facility at Galeon in Osakis, MN. Funeral services for Melvin will be on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis. A visitation will begin one hour before the service. Burial is at the MN Veterans Cemetery in...
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Duane Bahn

April 30, 1942 - August 3, 2016

Duane Bahn, age 74 of Alexandria, former Chief of Police for the City of Osakis, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 3, 2016 at his home in Alexandria, MN. Services are set for Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN. Visitation begins at the church on Saturday at 2:00 pm. Burial is at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Pipestone, MN on Sunday afternoon at 1...
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Renee Wiegert

October 7, 1953 - July 11, 2016

Renee Wiegert, age 62 of rural Long Prairie left this world for her new life on Monday, July 11, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. On October 7, 1953 a daughter was born to Lyle and Iva (Riemann) Sellers in Austin, MN. They named her Renee Christine and she was one of four children born to them. She graduated from Austin High School in 1972 and on December 23 of that same year she...
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Philomene Kleinfehn

September 27, 1923 - July 6, 2016

Life History for Philomene Kleinfehn Philomene Kleinfehn was called home July 6, 2016, only 45 days after her husband, Roman passed away. She was a resident of the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN. Philomene Anna Hoppe was born on September 27, 1923 in New Munich, MN to Herman and Anna (Schaefer) Hoppe. She grew up on a farm and attended country school. As a young woman...
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Rita Didier

July 17, 1943 - July 2, 2016

Rita Didier, age 72 of Osakis passed away on July 2, 2016 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN where she was a resident. On July 17, 1943 a baby girl was born to Aloysius and Julia (Griebe) Didier in West Union Township, Todd County, MN. They named her Rita Margaret and she was one of seven children born to this union. Rita grew up on the farm in West Union Township and attended...
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Olga Schmidt

October 14, 1926 - June 19, 2016

LIFE HISTORY for OLGA SCHMIDT Olga A. Schmidt (Kreft), age 89 of Osakis passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN where she had been a resident. She is survived by her children, Jim (Sally) Schmidt of Sauk Centre, Cindy (Craig) Soltis of St. Cloud, Kathy (Jeff) Waltzing of Crystal, Brenda (Art, Jr.) Dougherty of St. James; daughter-in-law, Cherry...
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Cristy Rajdl

July 21, 1969 - June 16, 2016

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR CRISTY RAJDL Cristy Rajdl, age 46 of Osakis passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Fairveiw Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Osakis Lutheran Church with interment at the Salem Church Cemetery in rural Osakis, MN. Visitation is from 4 – 8:30 pm on Monday at the Salem Lutheran Church in rural Osakis and also...
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Alden Bjorstrom

May 25, 1930 - May 30, 2016

Alden Bjorstrom, age 86 of Little Sauk Township, Todd Co., died unexpectedly on Monday, May 30 at the Long Prairie Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 pm at the Long Bridge Lutheran Church in Little Sauk. Visitation will begin on Saturday one hour before the service at the church. Alden Gerald Bjorstrom was born on May 25, 1930 in Minneapolis, MN to Alfred G...
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Marie Wiener

May 19, 1922 - May 22, 2016

Marie Wiener, age 94 of Sauk Centre, went to meet her Savior early Sunday, May 22, 2016 from Centra Care Health Sauk Centre Nursing Home three days after celebrating her 94th birthday. On May 19, 1922 Marie Catherine Moorman was born in Melrose, MN. She was one of six children born to Casper and Mary (Wiewel) Moorman. Marie was a graduate of Melrose High School in 1940. On October 15,...
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Roman Kleinfehn

December 3, 1924 - May 21, 2016

LIFE HISTORY for ROMAN KLEINFEHN Roman Kleinfehn, age 91 of Osakis passed away on Saturday evening, May 21, 2016 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN. On December 3, 1924 a son was born to Oscar and Marie (Selensky) Kleinfehn in West Union Township, Todd County, MN. They named him Roman Joseph and he was the youngest of their three sons. Tragically, his father, Oscar died when Roman was only...
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Marvin 'Buck' Edenloff

August 3, 1927 - May 11, 2016

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR MARVIN EDENLOFF Marvin P. Edenloff, age 88 of Minneapolis, formerly of the Osakis area passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Unity Hospital in Fridley, MN. Marvin Philip Edenloff was born on August 3, 1927 in Todd County, MN to Fred W. and Olive (Grover) Edenloff. He attended Dist. 17 country school. Marvin worked as a auto mechanic for Deluxe Oil...
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Donald Hartmann

December 7, 1926 - May 7, 2016

LIFE HISTORY FOR DONALD HARTMANN Donald John Hartmann, age 89 of Osakis, MN passed away on May 7, 2016 at the Community Memorial Home where he was a resident. Donald was born on December 7, 1926 in Minneapolis, MN to John Otto and Gertrude (Mikel) Hartmann. When he was three years old, his parents moved to North Dakota to farm and do house construction. Donald attended various...
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Erma Marie Craig

December 7, 1923 - April 19, 2016

Life History for Erma Craig Erma Craig, age 92 of Osakis left this world for her new life early Tuesday morning, April 19, 2016 from the Galeon in Osakis, MN. A beautiful baby girl was born on December 7, 1923 in Freeport, MN to William and Elizabeth (Ahrens) Hemker. They named her Erma Marie and she was one of a family of five children. After she graduated from Melrose High School...
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Doris Harth

May 14, 1919 - April 12, 2016

LIFE HISTORY for DORIS HARTH Doris Harth, age 96 of Osakis passed into her eternal life on Tuesday, April12, 2016 at the Knute Nelson nursing home in Alexandria where she had received care with love and dignity for the past seven months. Doris was born almost ninety-seven years ago on a farm in West Union Township, Todd County, MN. She was the eldest child of Oliver & Ursula 'Daisy' ...
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Donald 'Don' Hagen

August 30, 1931 - April 9, 2016

Life History for Don Hagen Donald Hagen, age 84 of Osakis passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. Donald Laverne Hagen entered this world on August 30, 1931 in Todd County, MN to Elmer and Olive (Bearson) Hagen. He attended Osakis High School, graduating in 1949. He joined the Army Reserves while in school and then served until his honorable...
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Gladys Grove

April 29, 1913 - April 7, 2016

Gladys Grove, age 102, well known musically as the "Prairie Sweetheart" passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 7 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN where she was a resident. Memorial services will be held for Gladys on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Osakis Lutheran Church with Rev. Jim Walburg officiating. Inurnment is at the Lakeside Cemetery in Osakis. Visitation begins at 12 Noon, two...
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Ella Mae 'Ellie' Zabel

May 6, 1943 - March 11, 2016

Ella Mae 'Ellie; Zabel, age 72 of Osakis passed away on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. Memorial services will be on Wednesday, March 16 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Osakis with Pete Reishus as officiant. Visitation hours are from 4 - 8 pm on Tuesday, March 15 at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN and one hour before the service at the...
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Melissa Aune

November 24, 1971 - March 8, 2016

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR MELISSA (VANGSTAD) AUNE Melissa Aune, age 44 of St. Cloud, formerly of Osakis died unexpectedly on Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services are Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with interment at West Evergreen Cemetery in Osakis. Visitation hours are from 4 – 8 pm on Friday evening at the Roy-Hetland Funeral...
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John Larson

September 8, 1952 - February 23, 2016

FUNERAL NOTICE for JOHN LARSON John Larson, age 63 of Osakis died unexpectedly on February 23, 2016 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2:00 pm at the Sauk Valley Lutheran Church in rural Osakis. Interment is in the church cemetery. Visitation hours are from 3 – 9 pm on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Sauk Valley Church and again at...
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Norman Anderson

January 14, 1927 - February 20, 2016

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR NORMAN ANDERSON Norman Anderson, age 89 of Osakis died on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 11:00 am at Salem Lutheran Church in Osakis. Visitation hours are on Friday evening from 4 – 8 pm at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, and one hour before the service at the church. ...
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Patricia Thimmesh

October 26, 1944 - February 19, 2016

Patricia Thimmesh, age 71 of Alexandria, formerly of Osakis passed away on Friday, Feb. 19 at her home in Alexandria. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Osakis. Visitation hours are from 4 – 8 pm on Tuesday evening at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and also at the church one...
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Doris Van Valkenburg

July 18, 1927 - February 19, 2016

Doris Van Valkenburg, age 88, formerly of Long Prairie and Hopkins, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at her home in Edina, MN. Doris Marie Reinbold was born on July 18, 1927 to Joseph and Amanda (Voight) Reinbold in Long Prairie, MN. As a young woman, Doris went to live with and assist her aging grandmother, Johanna Voight, until on August 22, 1945 she married Russell Van Valkenburg...
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Ron Reed

October 15, 1948 - February 7, 2016

Ron Reed, age 67 of Osakis, owner of Ron Reed's Plumbing, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2016 at his home in Osakis. Visitation hours are from 4 - 7 pm on Wednesday evening, Feb. 10 at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis. Ron was born on October 15, 1948 in Glenwood, MN, one of three boys born to Harold and Mildred (Parrish) Reed. He graduated from...
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James 'Jim' Mattson

November 16, 1941 - February 6, 2016

Life History for James 'Jim' Mattson James 'Jim' Mattson, age 74 of Osakis former owner of Jim's Plumbing Service of Osakis, entered into his new life early Saturday morning, February 6, 2016 from the Galeon in Osakis, MN where he was a resident. On November 16, 1941, a son was born to Ernest and Elizabeth (Kankaala) Mattson in Kettle River, MN. They named him James Ernest Mattson. ...
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Jason Mostad

March 28, 1980 - January 17, 2016

Jason John Mostad, 35 of Barnesville (formerly Osakis) MN passed away in his home Sunday January 17, 2016 from complications of diabetes. He was born March 28, 1980, the only child of John and Sheryl Mostad. He attended Osakis Schools and graduated in 1998. He worked at several jobs, most notably Mark's Welding and D&H Field Services. He was a skilled welder, an intrepid tinkerer and was working...
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