Our Obituaries

Howard Majerus

May 26, 1942 - August 26, 2016

Howard Majerus, age 74 of Osakis passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN. Funeral services are pending. Please check again for service dates and times. Thank You.
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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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Dennis J. Repp

May 6, 1960 - December 16, 2015

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR DENNIS REPP Dennis Repp, age 55 of Osakis died unexpectedly on Dec. 16 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Memorial service is Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11:00 am at the Long Bridge Lutheran Church in Little Sauk Township with interment at the church cemetery. Visitation hours are from 4 – 8 pm on Friday evening at Long Bridge Church. Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home...
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Danny Tucker

September 4, 1952 - November 13, 2015

LIFE HISTORY for DANNY TUCKER Danny Tucker, age 63 of Kensington, died unexpectedly and was found on November 13, 2015 in Lake Mary Township, Douglas Co., MN. Danny Leonard Tucker was born on September 4, 1952 to Ralph and Mollie (Larsen) Tucker in Alexandria, MN. He graduated from Osakis High School and entered the U.S. Army. He attended school in North Dakota at Bismarck...
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Bertha Gulbranson Lee

January 7, 1919 - November 8, 2015

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR BERTHA LEE Bertha Gulbranson Lee, age 96 of Alexandria passed away Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Bethany Home in Alexandria. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning, 11 am at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis with burial at the Van Loon Cemetery near Holmes City. A gathering time will begin at the funeral home at 10:30 am. LIFE HISTORY FOR BERTHA LEE Bertha...
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Frank J. Sunder

February 3, 1944 - October 25, 2015

Frank Sunder, age 71 of Sauk Centre, MN passed away on Sunday evening, October 25, 2015 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN. Frank John Sunder was born on February 3, 1944 in Melrose, MN to Henry and Theresia (Wolbeck) Sunder. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1962. On September 29, 1967 he married Gladys Fischbach. Frank worked as a milk truck driver, school bus driver...
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Rosella Boogaard

May 8, 1920 - October 19, 2015

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR ROSELLA BOOGAARD Rosella Boogaard, age 95 of Osakis passed away on Monday, Oct. 19 at her granddaughter's home in rural Sauk Centre, MN. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery in Osakis. Visitation hours are from 4 – 8 pm on Friday, Oct. 23 at the...
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Raymond A. Frie

February 24, 1920 - October 7, 2015

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR RAYMOND FRIE Raymond Frie, age 95 of Osakis passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 am at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union, MN. Visitation hours are from 5 – 8 pm on Tuesday evening, Oct. 13 at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and also one hour before the...
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Gary Wayne Harguth

February 27, 1939 - September 28, 2015

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR GARY HARGUTH Gary Harguth, age 76 of Osakis passed away on Monday, Sept. 28 at his home in Osakis, MN. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis. Inurnment is at the Gordon Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Osakis. Visitation hours are Friday, October 2 from 4 – 8 pm at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in...
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Mia Marie Erickson

January 16, 1963 - September 16, 2015

Mia (Johnson) Erickson, age 52 of Osakis began her new life on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from the Galeon complex in Osakis, MN while surrounded by her family. Mia Marie Johnson was born on January 16, 1963 and was lovingly welcomed into the Olaf and Marilynn Johnson family. She graduated from Osakis High School with the class of 1981 and furthered her education at Alexandria Technical...
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Robert 'Bobby' Hooper

August 9, 1985 - September 12, 2015

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR BOBBY HOOPER Robert 'Bobby' Hooper, age 30, and his father, Ed Hooper, both of Brandon, MN passed away at their home on Saturday evening, September 12, 2015 in rural Brandon, MN. Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Osakis Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Fitzer officiating. Visitation hours are from 5 – 8 pm on Thursday...
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Edward A. Hooper

August 3, 1956 - September 12, 2015

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR ED HOOPER Ed Hooper, age 59 and his son, Robert 'Bobby' Hooper, age 30, both of Brandon, MN passed away at their home on Saturday evening, September 12, 2015 in rural Brandon, MN. Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Osakis Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Fitzer officiating. Visitation hours are from 5 – 8 pm on Thursday...
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Robert E. Davis

December 15, 1937 - September 7, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR ROBERT DAVIS Robert 'Bob' E. Davis, age 77 of Alexandria, former owner of Davis Sign & Graphics in Osakis passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN. It was in Grand Forks, North Dakota when a son was born to Barry and Eliza (DeMers) Davis on December 15, 1937. They named him Robert Edward and he was one of six children. He...
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Lucille Eldred

September 25, 1926 - September 2, 2015

Lucille Eldred, age 88, entered into her new life on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 from the CentraCare nursing home in Long Prairie, MN. Lucille Ida Titzke was born on September 25, 1926 in Long Prairie, MN to Arthur and Anna (Scheve) Titzke. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church and attended school there and later Long Prairie High School. On November 6, 1943 in Long...
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Della M. Grieger

January 29, 1937 - August 29, 2015

Della Grieger, age 78 of Osakis passed away Saturday evening at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sept. 17 from 4 - 8 pm at the Lillian Building in Osakis, MN.
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Helen Katherine Allen

September 8, 1917 - August 8, 2015

A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, August 12 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with burial at the St. Nicholas Cemetery in Belle River, MN. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 11 (5 – 8 pm with a 7:30 rosary) at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and one hour before the service at the church. Helen Allen, age 97 of Osakis went to her...
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Edward A. Pollard

July 7, 1929 - August 1, 2015

DEATH NOTICE FOR ED POLLARD Ed Pollard, age 86, of Alexandria, formerly of Osakis passed away Sat., Aug 1 at the Bethany Home in Alexandria, MN. Memorial services are planned for Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis. Visitation hours are from 4 – 8 pm on Wednesday evening at the church with a prayer service at 7:30 pm. Edward A. Pollard...
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Dennis J. Kostrzewski

May 6, 1950 - August 1, 2015

Dennis Kostrzewski, age 65 of Osakis, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at his home in Osakis, surrounded by his family. On May 6, 1950 a son was born to Ted and Grace (Szarcynski) Kostrzewski in Chicago, IL. They named him Dennis Joseph, and he attended St. Francis of Assisi grade school and Prosser Vocational High School. After graduating, Dennis went to college at DePaul University...
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Conrad 'Connie' Pfeffer

July 29, 1927 - July 28, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR CONRAD PFEFFER Conrad Pfeffer, age 87 of Osakis, passed into his new life on Tuesday, July 28, one day before his 88th birthday from a care facility near Nelson, MN. On July 29, 1927 a son was born to Henry and Mary (Shalko) Pfeffer, who were Austrian immigrants that were new to America. Conrad grew up on a farm in central Minnesota and enjoyed working the land and...
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Violette Marie Gayken

August 6, 1925 - July 27, 2015

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR VIOLETTE GAYKEN Violette Gayken, age 89 of Osakis passed away on Monday, July 27 at her son's lake home in rural Osakis. Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 31 at 11:00 am at the Osakis Lutheran Church. A gathering time begins one hour prior to the service at the church. LIFE HISTORY FOR VIOLETTE GAYKEN Violette Marie Spletter was born on August 6,...
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Dianne K. Walsh

August 2, 1937 - July 27, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR DIANNE WALSH Dianne Kay Walsh, age 77 of Osakis, went home to heaven in the early morning hours of Monday, July 27, 2015 while surrounded by her eight precious children after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Dianne Kay Foreng was born August 2, 1937 in McVille, North Dakota, the oldest child to Howard and Alice (Bolken) Foreng, and grew up in rural Pekin, ND. She...
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Judy Fisher

November 3, 1941 - July 23, 2015

Judy Fisher, age 73 of Osakis, formerly of Mineral Point, WI passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Community Memorial Home where she had been a resident. Judy was born November 3, 1941 in Sauk Centre MN to Elmer and Arlouewen (Hamilton)Starry. As a young child, Judy was adopted by Floyd and Lillian Fisher and grew up and attended school in Wisconsin. She worked for many seasons at...
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Frank G. Sadlovsky

January 13, 1922 - July 20, 2015

Frank Sadlovsky, age 93 of Long Prairie passed into his new life on July 20,2015 from his daughter's home in Osakis, MN. Life History for Frank Sadlovsky On January 13, 1922 a son was born to Gustive and Barbara (Gruber) of Freeport, MN. They named him Frank Gust Sadlovsky. He married Hazel Marie Hamlin on September 17, 1944 in Long Prairie, MN. Frank served his country during WWII...
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Richard Hawkins, Sr.

April 28, 1925 - June 28, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR RICHARD HAWKINS, SR. Richard Hawkins, Sr, age 90 of Osakis passed away on Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2015 at Becky's on the Lake in Osakis, MN. Richard Blake Hawkins was born on April 28, 1925 in Osakis Township, Douglas County, MN to Claude and Ruth (Afflerbaugh) Hawkins. He married Ida Topp on June 25, 1955 at the Farmington Lutheran Church. Richard bought a farm...
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Harold Becher

May 16, 1928 - June 20, 2015

Life History for Harold Becher Harold Becher, age 87 of Osakis, formerly of Minneapolis, entered his new life on Saturday morning, June 20, 2015 from the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN. On May 16, 1928 a son was born to Otto and Alvina (Prosa) Becher in Minneapolis, MN. They named him Harold Dale Becher. He graduated from Roosevelt High School. He served his country...
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Michael 'Mike' Gettel

July 11, 1950 - June 15, 2015

FUNERAL NOTICE FOR MIKE GETTEL Michael Gettel, age 64 of Osakis died unexpectedly on Monday, June 15 at the University of MN Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 19 at 11:00 am at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis with a visitation beginning one hour prior at 10:00 am. Inurnment is at the Calvary Cemetery in Osakis, MN. Life History for...
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David Deane Twedten Wiley

July 21, 1920 - June 12, 2015

David Wiley, age 94 of Alexandria, MN passed away on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN. Memorial services are planned for Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:30 am at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Alexandria with Rev. Jerry Lanes officiating. Visitation begins at the church one hour prior to the service. Inurnment is at the Evergreen Cemetery in Alexandria,...
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Verner Sylvester Samuelson

August 21, 1919 - June 3, 2015

Verner Samuelson, age 95 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Wednesday, June 3 at St. Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 8 at 11:00 am at the Long Bridge Lutheran Church in Little Sauk Township. Interment is at the church cemetery. Visitation hours are from 5 – 8 pm on Sunday evening at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, Mn. LIFE HISTORY...
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James 'Jim' Danzl

November 2, 1931 - May 23, 2015

James R. Danzl, age 83 of Osakis, MN, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in his home. James Roman Danzl was born on Nov. 2, 1931, in St. Cloud, MN, to Bernerd and Veronica (Nohner) Danzl. He was raised in St. Cloud and graduated from Cathedral High School. In 1951, Jim married Mae Dailey and they had four children, one son and three daughters. In 1954, Jim and Mae moved their family to...
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Gary Leroy Eastlund

January 8, 1944 - May 15, 2015

Gary Eastlund, age 71 of Osakis passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hosptial in St. Cloud, MN. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm a the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home Gary Eastlund, age 71 of Osakis entered his new life on Friday, May...
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David J. Maher

December 27, 1966 - May 6, 2015

On December 27, 1966 a baby boy was born to Charles and Ardell (Svee) Maher at the hospital in Alexandria, MN. He was the third of four children and the youngest of all the sons. He grew up in Osakis and attended Osakis High School, graduating in 1985. While in school, Dave enjoyed being on the wrestling team. His junior year he earned a Regional championship which advanced him to the state...
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David Proell

May 16, 1955 - May 6, 2015

David Proell, age 59 of Alexandria died early on Wednesday, May 6 at the Bethany Home in Alexandria, MN. David Joseph Proell was born on May 16, 1955 in Sauk Centre, MN to Ervin and Gladys (Wallin) Proell. He graduated from Jefferson High School with the class of 1973 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, taking his basic training in San Antonio, TX. He was then stationed in England for 2...
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Nathan 'Nate' George

January 30, 1959 - May 2, 2015

NATHAN "NATE" GEORGE, age 56 of Osakis died peacefully at his home May 2, 2015 in rural Todd County, MN. Outdoor memorial services will be held on Sat., May 9 at 3 pm at his home. Please bring a lawn chair. Visitation hours are from 4 – 7 pm on Friday, May 8 at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN. Inurnment is at the Long Bridge Lutheran Church Cemetery, Little Sauk, MN. LIFE...
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Daryl Danzl

November 28, 1930 - April 9, 2015

Daryl Danzl, age 84 of Osakis, formerly of Denver and Longmont, Colorado passed into her new life on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from the Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN. Daryl Haff Markwitz was born on Nov. 28, 1930 in Denver, CO to William and Lenore (Haff) Markwitz. She was raised in Colorado and California. She attended college in Fort Collins, Colorado and then married Allen...
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James 'Jim' Ellis

April 13, 1915 - April 1, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR JIM ELLIS April 13, 1915-April 1, 2015 In 1915, Ray and Martha (Jensen) Ellis, along with their two young sons Meryle and Howard, rode the train from Osakis to San Francisco. Martha was with child, and stopped in Lewistown, Idaho to stay with her sister. On April 13, 1915, James (Jim) Frederick Ellis was born. The Ellis family returned to Osakis and purchased what is...
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Russell Mark Peterson

May 27, 1955 - March 17, 2015

Russell Peterson, age 59 of St. Cloud, formerly of Osakis passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the VA Medical Health Care System in St. Cloud, MN. Russell Mark Peterson was born on May 27, 1955 in Alexandria, MN, the youngest son born to Roy and Agnes (Fuchs) Peterson. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Osakis High School in 1973. After high school, Russell joined the...
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Daniel "Dan" Walters

November 27, 1957 - March 14, 2015

MEMORIAL SERVICE INFORMATION FOR DANIEL "DAN" WALTERS Daniel "Dan" Walters, age 57 of Osakis, formerly of Bloomington, MN died unexpectedly on Sat. March 14, 2015 at his home. All are welcome to a "Graduation to Glory" Memorial Service to be held for Dan on Saturday, March 28 at 11 am at the Osakis Community Center. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Walters of Osakis; children, Nicholas...
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Donald 'Don' Beumer

March 10, 1950 - March 7, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR DONALD BEUMER Donald Beumer, age 64 of Osakis, formerly of Blaine, passed away after a valiant battle with cancer on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his home in Osakis, MN. On March 10, 1950 a son was born to Nickolas and Marthline (Hanisch) Beumer in Minneapolis, MN. They named him Donald Lee. He grew up and attended Anoka High School, graduating with the Class of 1968....
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Ada Belle Owens

July 15, 1917 - March 1, 2015

Ada Belle Owens, formerly of Osakis, MN, died on March 1, 2015 at the Littlefork Care Center in Littlefork, Minnesota. She was born on July 15, 1917 in Motley, MN to Albert and Susanna (Senti) Williams. Ada graduated valedictorian of her class from Motley High School in 1936, and then completed teacher's college at Pine River Normal School, where she was certified as a country school teacher....
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Robert 'Bob' Sinotte

January 4, 1944 - February 27, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR ROBERT 'BOB' SINOTTE Robert "Bob" L. Sinotte, age 71 of Osakis entered his new life on Friday, February 27, 2015 from his home in Osakis after a brave battle with cancer. On January 4, 1944 in Alameda, CA, a son was born to Robert K. and Tillie J. (Gaffke) Sinotte. He was their only son and they named him Robert Lee Sinotte, after his father. While he was still a...
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Gordon 'Gordy' Benson

June 5, 1925 - February 26, 2015

Gordon 'Gordy' Larry Benson of Osakis, MN, born and raised in Alexandria, MN, and formerly of North Minneapolis, MN, in his 90th year passed away unexpectedly but peacefully, in Mission, TX, on February 26, 2015 after a brief illness. He grew up during the Great Depression and learned to work hard even as a young boy of six when he took several mowing jobs. He graduated from Central High School...
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Donald W. Hentges

March 16, 1928 - February 12, 2015

Donald W. Hentges , 86 went to be with the Lord February 12, 2015 at Douglas County Hospital, Alexandria, MN after suffering a stroke during recovery from surgery. Donald William Hentges was born March 16, 1928 in Fargo, North Dakota, to William N. Hentges and Madge (Beach) Hentges. He graduated from Osakis High School in 1946 and enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 89th...
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Natyn H. Anderson

August 8, 1925 - February 1, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR NATYN ANDERSON Natyn Anderson, age 89 of Osakis passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN. Natyn Herbert Anderson was born on August 8, 1925 in Osakis Township, Douglas County, MN to Herbert and Elizabeth (Felty) Anderson. He was raised on the family farm and attended Osakis High School, graduating with the Class of 1943...
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Eugene 'Gene' Waldorf

September 28, 1927 - January 30, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR GENE WALDORF Eugene 'Gene' Waldorf, age 87 of Osakis entered his new life on Friday, January 30, 2015 from the Community Memorial Home in Osakis with his family by his side. Eugene Michael Waldorf was born on September 28, 1927 in Belgrade, MN, the son of John and Emma (Wuertz) Waldorf. Gene grew up while working on the family farm and attending country school. The...
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Silas 'Si' Naas, Jr.

July 9, 1930 - January 29, 2015

Death Notice for Silas 'Si' Naas Silas Naas, age 84 of Alexandria went to meet his Savior, Jesus Christ from his residence at Grand Arbor in Alexandria, MN early January 29, 2015. Funeral services are set for Saturday, February 14 at 11:00 am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN. Visitation hours are from 4 - 8 pm on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Zion Lutheran Church with a prayer...
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Craig Twait

October 22, 1959 - January 28, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR CRAIG TWAIT Craig Twait, age 55 of Alexandria went to meet his Lord on the evening of January 28, 2015 from his home in Alexandria, MN. Donald and Marjorie (Naig) Twait were proud parents when their youngest son, Craig Eugene was born on October 22, 1959 in Emmetsburg, IA. He moved with his family to the Alexandria, MN area and graduated from Osakis High School in...
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Henry 'Hank' Bender

August 22, 1926 - January 27, 2015

DEATH NOTICE FOR HENRY HANK BENDER Henry 'Hank' Bender, age 88 of Osakis passed away on Tuesday, January 27 at the St. Williams Home in Parkers Prairie, MN. Memorial services will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Osakis Lutheran Church in Osakis. Visitation begins at the church at 1:00 pm on Monday.
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Eva Jane Haburn

July 24, 1921 - January 26, 2015

Eva Jane, age 93 of Osakis entered her eternal life on Monday, January 26, 2015 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis surrounded by her family. On July 24, 1921 a baby girl was born to Allen and Rose (Gilbert) Stanford in Larrabee, Iowa. Eva grew up at Larrabee on the banks of the Little Sioux River. She graduated from Larrabee High School as an honor student. She went to Teachers...
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LaVaun A. Schoeck

May 29, 1930 - January 23, 2015

LIFE HISTORY FOR LAVAUN "VONNIE" SCHOECK LaVaun Alice Good Schoeck was born to Rex and Sevilla (Belken) Good in Olivia, MN on May 29, 1930. She was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Danube, MN. She graduated from Danube High School. On March 28, 1948 she was united in marriage to Jake Schoeck. They lived in Danube for a short time before making their home in...
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Voni Kathleen Frisch

October 5, 1953 - January 23, 2015

Voni Frisch, age 61, of Osakis died unexpectedly on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Long Prairie Hospital in Long Prairie, MN. Voni Kathleen Proctor was born on October 5, 1953 in Mason City, IA to Vernon and Helen (Avery) Proctor. She graduated from Mason City High School in 1972. After school, Voni worked at various manufacturing and health care jobs. On August 15, 1975 she was united...
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Robert 'Bob' George

July 13, 1942 - January 13, 2015

Life History for Robert 'Bob' George, Jr. Robert 'Bob' George, Jr., age 72 of Osakis died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN after suffering a fatal brain injury. On July 13, 1942 a son was born to Robert and Inez (Thornquist) George in rural Todd County, MN. They named his Robert, Jr. and he was baptized into the Lutheran faith at...
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Denise Larsen Collins

January 6, 2015

Life History for Denise Collins Denise Larsen Collins, age 59 of Osakis passed away on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at the Community Memorial Home in Osakis where she had been a resident. On November 29, 1955 a baby girl was born to Don and Janice (Lovgren) Larsen in Alexandria, MN. She was named Denise LaRae and she was the first of their four children. As a young girl Denise joined and...
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Teresa Terry Schulz

January 4, 1955 - December 27, 2014

Teresa 'Terry' Schulz, age 59 of Osakis passed away with her family by her side on Saturday evening, Dec. 27, 2014 in her home after a long hard battle with cancer. Terry was born on January 4, 1955 in Minneapolis, MN to Clyde and Allene (Hanson) Bencker. She graduated from Osseo High School in 1973. She lived in California and then returned later to live in Mankato. On June 9, 1984...
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Mildred 'Winnie" Barrett

January 20, 1922 - December 26, 2014

Mildred 'Winnie' Barrett, age 92 of Osakis entered her new life on December 26, 2014 from the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, MN. Mildred Winnifred Kirk was born on January 20, 1922 in Minnehaha County near Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Alvin and Grace (Clark) Kirk. She moved with her family as a young girl to Osakis and graduated from Osakis High School in 1940. She married Richard...
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Richard 'Dick' Sjerven

December 24, 1941 - December 23, 2014

Richard Sjerven, age 72 entered his eternal life one day short of his 73rd birthday, passing away on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 while staying at his son's home in International Falls, MN. On December 24, 1941 a son was born to Chester and Jennette (Connors) Sjerven in St. Paul, MN. He was named Richard Allen. Richard grew up and attended Washington High School, graduating in 1959. His first...
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Shirley Gran

August 26, 1937 - December 14, 2014

Shirley Gran, age 77 of Osakis, formerly of Minneapolis, passed into her new life on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from the Bridgewell/Galeon facility in Osakis, MN. Shirley Ann Boisvert was born on August 26, 1937 in Minneapolis, MN to Leo and Ann (Fussy) Boisvert. As a young girl she moved with her family to central Minnesota and graduated from Little Falls High School. Shirley married...
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George E. Hoium

August 23, 1929 - December 12, 2014

Life History for George Hoium George Hoium, age 85 of Alexandria, formerly of rural Villard passed away on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at his home in Alexandria after a short battle with leukemia. On August 23, 1929 a son was born to Carl and Anna (Ronnie) Hoium in New Prairie, MN and they named him George Emil. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith on September 29, 1929 and confirmed...
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Joseph 'Joe' Wolbeck, Jr.

January 7, 1936 - December 7, 2014

Life History for Joseph 'Joe' Wolbeck, Jr. Joseph 'Joe' Wolbeck, Jr., age 78 of Carlos, formerly of New Munich entered into eternal life on December 7, 2014 from Centracare Health in Long Prairie, MN. Joseph was born in Spring Hill Township, Stearns County, MN on January 7,1936 to Joseph B. and Mathilda (Straub) Wolbeck. He grew up in the country and helped his Dad run the family...
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Milton Zarbok

September 16, 1933 - November 30, 2014

Milton Cecil Zarbok was born in rural Forade, MN on September 16, 1933 to parents, Edwin Zarbok and Gladys (Alm) Zarbok. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith on August 5, 1934. Milton died on November 30, 2014 at the age of 81 years at his home in Villard, MN. Milton enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February of 1951and served his country during the Korean Conflict in 1953....
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Regan Jane Bottelberghe

November 25, 2014 - November 27, 2014

REGAN JANE BOTTELBERGHE, infant daughter of Josh and Sam (Schoneman) Bottelberghe of Osakis was chosen to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 27, 2014. She was one of twin girls born on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St.Cloud, MN. Regan is survived by her parents, her twin sister, Reese and her brother, Lee Bottelberghe; paternal grandparents, Leo and Deb...
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Karna Krick

August 29, 1924 - November 26, 2014

Karna Lorraine Krick, age 90, died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at her home in Alexandria, MN surrounded by her family. Karna was born August 29, 1924 at home on a farm near Round Lake, MN to Nate and Gertrude (Galema) Freshour. As she grew she followed her dad wherever he went. She attended all eight grades of School District 44 in Nobles County, MN. Karna was united in marriage to Norbert...
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Irene Booth

October 27, 1929 - November 25, 2014

On October 27, 1929 twin girls were born to Victor and Gertrude (Lavander) Larson in Lake Lillian, MN. They named one Irene and one, Eileen. They grew up and graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1948. After taking some nursing courses, Irene began working at the Litchfield Hospital. On March 26, 1950 Irene married her soul mate, Melvin Booth in Litchfield, MN. After farming...
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Merlyn Knoll

March 18, 1926 - November 20, 2014

LIFE HISTORY FOR MERLYN KNOLL Merlyn Knoll, age 88 of Osakis, formerly of Appleton and Olivia, MN passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at his home in Osakis, MN. On March 18, 1926 Percy 'Pat' and Frances (Maynard) Knoll added a baby son to their family in Appleton, MN. They named him Merlyn Ross and he grew up and graduated from Appleton High School in 1945. That same...
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Peter Jennings

November 16, 2014

Peter Jennings entered the peace of Heaven on his birthday, November 16, 2014 from the Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN after a courageous fight with brain cancer. Peter Henry Jennings was the firstborn of triplets born to Robert and Phyllis Ann (Paquette) Jennings on November 16, 1955 in St. Cloud, MN. He and his brothers graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School with the Class of 1974. ...
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Leon L Curtis

March 20, 1928 - November 9, 2014

Leon Curtis, age 86 of Osakis entered the peace of Heaven on Sunday evening, November 9, 2014 from the Galeon in Osakis, MN where he was a resident. On March 20, 1928 in Clay County near Moorhead, MN Andrew and Phena (Tucker) Curtis had a baby boy they named Leon Llewellyn Curtis. As a young child Leon moved with his family in 1934 to a new farm and home just south of Osakis, MN. He...
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Gary Leagjeld

May 14, 1941 - November 8, 2014

Gary Leagjeld, age 73, of Long Prairie entered into the peace of Heaven on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from the CentraCare facility in Long Prairie, MN. On May 14, 1941 in Iona Township, Todd County, MN a baby boy was born to Louis and Eva (Parker) Leagjeld. They named him Gary Wayne. When he was a teenager, Gary was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Clarissa. With...
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Darin Delano Sorenson

January 24, 1976 - November 1, 2014

Darin Sorenson, age 38 of Alexandria left this life for his new Heavenly home on Saturday, Nov. 1 from the Douglas Co Hospital in Alexandria. Funeral services are Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 11:00 am at the New Life Christian Church in Alexandria with a gathering time beginning at 10 am. Musicians are Sue Ronning, Wayne Claassen, Fred Walter, Judy and Shawn Fridgen. Interment is at the Pleasant...
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Richard Dick Johnson

June 23, 1935 - October 31, 2014

Richard Johnson, age 79 of Osakis passed away early on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Community Memorial Home where he was a resident. Richard Allen Johnson was born on June 23, 1935 in Osakis, MN to Harry & Bernice (Thompson) Johnson. He moved with his family to Robbinsdale and graduated from Robbinsdale High School in 1953. He served his country in the U. S. Army. When he returned to...
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Orpha Sibell

October 2, 1929 - October 29, 2014

LIFE HISTORY FOR ORPHA SIBELL Orpha Sibell, age 85, lifetime resident of Osakis entered her new life on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from her home at Becky's on the Lake, Osakis, MN. On October 2, 1929 Fred and Olive (Grover) Edenloff, Sr. had a baby girl in Osakis, MN. They named her Orpha Florence Edenloff. She grew up in Osakis and nineteen years later Orpha married her sweetheart...
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Anne Edenloff

June 16, 1961 - October 28, 2014

Life History for Anne Edenloff Anne Edenloff, age 53 of Alexandria, MN went to meet her Savior on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from her home in Alexandria surrounded by her family. Anne Elizabeth was born on April 16, 1961 to Orris and Judith (Klimek) Schjei in Alexandria, MN. She lived and attended school through the first grade in Brandon, MN near Long Lake Lodge, then her family...
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Mae Garvin

June 5, 1928 - October 22, 2014

Mae Emma Whiting was born on June 5, 1928 in Rush City, MN to Alan and Hazel (Mettling) Whiting. She married Alfred Garvin on July 7, 1948 in Erdahl, MN. They moved to a dairy farm in Orange Towhship, Douglas County, MN, raised a family and farmed there until their retirement in 1985. They later moved to Alexandria into the Nelson Gables apartments, and then in 2010, Mae moved into the Knute...
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Donald Twait

November 30, 1924 - October 17, 2014

Life History for Donald Twait Donald Wayne Twait was born on November 30, 1924 near Cylinder, Iowa to Gus and Lavina (Olson) Twait. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cylinder, IA. On July 31, 1945 Donald was united in marriage to Marjorie Naig in Fairville, IA. Donald served his country in the U S Navy from 1945 – 1947.The couple farmed near Fenton, IA...
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