Current Obituaries - (Obituaries are posted for one week)

Cecil Raymond Zarling, 98, of Fertile MN, died on Tuesday, July 28,2015 at his residence. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 11 AM in the Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile, MN. Visitation will be one hour before the service in the church. Burial will be at the Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Fertile, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home Fertile, MN
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Alton Raymond Storsved, 88, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, under the care of hospice at his home near Hendrum, MN. Funeral will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, July 31, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hendrum, MN. Visitation will be from 5-7PM Thursday with a 6:30PM prayer service at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, MN. Burial will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hendrum, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home Halstad, Minnesota (218-456-2000) www.fredriksonfh.com

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Eleaner D. Klevgaard, 97, Felton, MN, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at Viking Manor Nursing Home, Ulen, MN. Funeral will take place at 11:00AM Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Jevnaker Lutheran Church, rural Borup, MN. Visitation will be for one hour before the funeral at the church. Burial will be taking place at  Jevnaker Lutheran Cemetery, rural Borup, MN Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600) www.fredriksonfh.com 

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Mernice Joy Petry, 79, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Twin Valley Living Center, Twin Valley, MN.
Mernice was born on October 17, 1935 in rural Fertile to Ralph and Doris (Olson) Helm. She grew up with her brother, Doug, on a rural farm and attended Fertile schools, graduating in 1953. On January 3, 1954, Mernice married Leroy (Guy) Petry at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Fertile. In the years to come, they were blessed with four beautiful children: Greg, Tim, Deann, and Dan.  Mernice & Leroy started a family farm where she enjoyed driving tractor, combining, working on the farm, & providing for her family. She also enjoyed the time she spent working at Bergeson Nursery, waitressing in Fertile, as a food demonstrator at Hugo’s in Crookston, and being the choir director at St. John’s Lutheran Church. She especially enjoyed making people laugh, Fertile-Beltrami sporting events, especially watching her grandchildren, supporting Minnesota sports teams, and she certainly loved people & giving back.
Mernice is survived by her sons: Greg (Bonnie) Petry & Tim (Jodi) Petry, both of Fertile, MN. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren & 13 great grandchildren; several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Mernice was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph & Doris Helm, her brother, Doug Helm, her daughter, Deann Alonzo, her son, Dan, and her husband, Leroy. Leroy and Mernice shared many wonderful years together and Mernice’s family is thankful that she is now dancing with her Leroy again, up in heaven.
Funeral: 11:00AM, Monday, July 27, 2015 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile, MN. Visitation: one hour before the funeral service. Burial: St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Fertile.Arrangements with Erikson-Vik-Ganje Funeral Home, Fertile, MN 218-945-6141 www.eriksonvikfh.com

 

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Elizabeth A. “Betty” Olson, 83, Durango, CO, formerly of Sturgis, SD, and Halstad, MN, died September 22, 2014. Graveside Service: 11:00AM Friday, July 24, 2015, at Augustana Lutheran Cemetery, rural Halstad, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, Minnesota  

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Barry Schultz, of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM in St. John Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls with Reverend David Laue Officiating. Burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery near Red Lake Falls, MN.
Visitation will be held Monday, 6 – 8 PM with a 7:30 PM prayer service at St. John Lutheran Church and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Barry Matthew Schultz was born February 29, 1936 son of Matt and Frieda (Graefer) Schultz at Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended School in Winkler, Manitoba and the Manitoba Technical School in Winnipeg. He worked as a front end welder and maintenance welder for Majestic Pipeline Co. Barry taught welding at the Manitoba Technical School during the winter in 1958 – 1959
On November 11, 1956 he was united in marriage to Ruth Reimer at Winkler Manitoba, Canada. The couple lived in various places in Western Canada while he was working on the pipeline. In 1962 the family moved to Red Lake Falls where he joined his father in a family business. He also had a free-lance photography business. In 1974 Barry and Ruth opened Barry’s Welding and Machine which he owned and operated until his retirement in 2013.
He was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls where he sang in the choir and served as an Elder. He served on the Red Lake Falls Fire Department for 21 years and the Red Lake Falls City Council as councilman at large for 14 years. He was an honorary life member of the Pathfinders Snowmobile Club and served on the Red Lake Falls Economic Development Board and Board of Directors HRA Board. He was a member of the Oak Knolls Golf Club.
Barry had a lifelong love of snowmobiling, camping and fishing with family and friends.
Barry is survived by his wife Ruth of 59 years of Red Lake Falls, MN; children Denise Schultz of Victoria, MN, Wanda (Kent) Baril of Grand Rapids, MN and Joel (Linda) Schultz of Red Lake Falls, MN; grandchildren Elliot and Spencer (Fiance Megan Mielke) Stumpf, Hilary and Geoff Baril and Jacob and Ryan Schultz. He is preceded in death by his parents. Barry will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Condolences may be shared by visiting www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.


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Barbara S. Wang
, 73, Fertile, MN, died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile.
Barbara Shirley Riley was born August 7, 1941, to Kenneth and Joyce (Cathers) Riley in New Auburn, WI. In 1955, the family moved to Poplar, MT, where Barbara graduated from high school in 1959.
On October 24, 1959, Barbara married Stanley Wang in Poplar. They lived near Sidney, MT, where Stan worked on a farm until November of 1960, when they moved to Minnesota, living first in Winger and rural Fosston and then moving to Fertile in 1965. For many years Barbara worked at home as a seamstress until 1989, when she went to work as a secretary/bookkeeper for J. R. Dale Farm Supply, working there until 2000. Over the years, Barbara served as a Cub Scout leader and held several volunteer offices at Concordia Lutheran Church.
Barbara is survived by her daughter: Lisa Liden, her son: Stanton both of Fertile, MN; her grandchildren: Cati, Sarah and Donovan Liden, Brittany and Christopher Wang, Keyton, Kade and Koldyn Wang, brothers: Monte (Linda) Riley; Larry (Margaret) Riley; Harlan (Jackie) Reidiger; Jeffrey (Julie) Nelsen; sisters: Bonnie Bechtel; Karen (Claude) Adamson; Paulette (Clete) Leinen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stan, sons: Michael and his wife Carol, Matt, brothers: Lanny and Randy Riley.
Funeral will be 10:00AM Friday, July 17, 2015, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile with visitation 5:00-7:00PM Thursday with a 6:30PM prayer service at
Erikson-Vik-Ganje Funeral Home, Fertile. Burial will be at Concordia East Cemetery, Fertile.


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Laurel A. Lee
, 95, Ada, MN, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN. Laurel was born on September 21, 1919, in Lockhart, MN, the daughter of Bryant and Helen (Malakowsky) Jackson. She was baptized at the Beltrami (MN) Methodist Church. Laurel attended grade school in Lockhart before graduating from Ada High School. She later attended secretarial college in Des Moines Iowa.  She worked for some time at the Halstad Bakery. Laurel was united in marriage to Kenneth Lee on March 2, 1940, at the Methodist Church parsonage in Ada. They farmed near Ada for many years and were members of Concordia Lutheran Church, before she joined Faith United Church, in Ada in 1988. Laurel enjoyed stamp collecting, reading, and furniture refinishing. She spent many hours quilting and sewing. She loved traveling to many locations including South Padre Island, California, the Passion Play at Eureka Springs in Missouri, Winnipeg, Iowa, Oak Ridge, TN, and family reunions at Lake Alma, Saskatchewan, Canada. Laurel is survived by her children: Lance Lee, West Fargo, ND; Bryant (Caroline) Lee, Sidney, MT; Karen (Roger) Skugrud, Winona, MN; Michael Lee, Erskine, MN; Warren (Sharon) Lee, Moorhead, MN; Kevin (Janis) Lee and Candace (Steve) Osborn, both of Ada,  her brothers, Sidney (Emily) Jackson, Ada, Eugene Jackson, Fruita, CO, 11 grandchildren, 11great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Kenneth, sisters, Joyce Walle, Marjorie King, Helen Docken, and June Wear, brothers, James and Jon, and an infant Bryant, a daughter-in-law Ardis Lee, and grandchild Tracy Booth.
Funeral will take place at 2:30pm, Friday, July 17, 2015, at Faith United Church, Ada, MN.
Visitation is one hour before the service at the church.
Burial will be at Ada City Cemetery, Ada, MN
Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600)


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Douglas Eugene Wick, 64, of Crookston passed away July 11, 2015 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Doug was born May 21, 1951 in Crookston Minnesota to Kenneth and Marge (Steinert) Wick, he was the oldest of the three children. He attended Mount St. Benedict, and graduated from Central High School in 1969.  He then began working for Donarski Brothers, Strata Corporation and Bradshaw as a heavy equipment operator. He worked at Crookston Building Center as a yard man and at Captain Crooks until his two year battle with cancer became too much. In December 1976, Doug married Charlotte Rouland, and together they raised three children; Ingrid, Nathaniel and Alexander. Doug enjoyed fishing and camping at Long Lake with his best friend John. He loved the outdoors, working on vehicles, spending time with his family and off-roading activities. He liked to keep busy and did everything at a fast pace.
He is survived by his children, Ingrid (partner, Michael) Wick, Nathaniel Wick and Alexander Wick; grandchildren, Parker Wick, Exzavior Adame Wick and Aaliyah;  sisters, Karen (Les) Gervais and Janet (Kevin) Krause. Doug is preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be 11AM Wednesday July 15 at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home of Crookston. Visitation will be one hour prior.  For the guestbook go to www.StenshoelHouske.com.

 

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Janet K. (Kirchberg) Pillatzki, 74, of Crookston passed away July 11, 2015 at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks ND.  Janet was born December 20, 1940 in Madison Minnesota to Raymond and Mildred (Auchsetter) Kirchberg. She graduated from Madison High School in 1958.
On June 10, 1958 Janet married Ralph A. Pillatzki, and together had two children Janet Marie and Daniel Paul.  Janet enjoyed working with the public, reading many books, working on crossword puzzles and visiting Zoo’s. Her recent enjoyment was observing the American Bald Eagle nests around the area.She is survived by her husband of 57 years, 1 month and 1 day Ralph; daughter, Janet Marie Pillatzki; son, Daniel Paul (Kathy) Pillatzki; grandchildren, Amanda Kate (Alex) Pillatzki Lesov and Megan Danielle Pillatzki; Brother, Jim (Pat) Kirchberg.
Janet is preceded in death by her parents, and brother Joe Kirchberg.
Visitation will be 5PM – 7PM Monday, July 20 at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston. Memorial service will begin at 7:00 PM Monday July 20. Visit the guestbook at www.StenshoelHouske.com

 

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Paul H. Youngmann of  Thief River Falls, MN age 70 died on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls, MN.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN with Father Bill DeCrans Officiating. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery near Red Lake Falls, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday.
Paul Hubert Youngmann was born January 28, 1945 in St. Cloud, MN the son of the late Hubert and Bertha (Gohman) Youngmann. He was raised in the Foley, MN area, where he also graduated from High School in 1963. He was a member of the National Guard. Paul later moved to a farm South of the County line on County Rd.#2. Paul was a livestock farmer, and an over the road truck driver, making many trips from coast to coast. His last job was at the American Crystal sugar beet plant in Crookston, MN.
Paul loved going to auctions, visiting with people, tinkering with things and reviewing platt books. He knew where everyone in the area lived, and where every pot hole in the county was. He was also a John Deere man who enjoyed having meals at the truck stop with his friends.
Paul is survived by his brother Delbert Youngmann of St. Cloud, MN and sisters Hazel Youngmann of Lake Park, MN and Diane Youngmann along with many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Bertha (Gohman) Youngmann.
Condolences may be shared by visiting www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.
 

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Horacio “Lacho” Reyes, 54, Hendrum, MN, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral will be at 10:00AM Tuesday, July 14, 2014, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Halstad, MN. Visitation will take place on Monday from 2PM to 3PM, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad.

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Richard “Dick” Paul Maves, 80, of Crookston MN, passed away, Friday July 3 2015, with family by his side at Riverview Hospital.
Dick was born at home on September 24, 1934 to Clarence and Margaret (Enright) Maves in East Grand Forks MN and graduated in 1952 from Sacred Heart Catholic School. He attended NDSU, receiving his B.S. in Pharmacy.
Dick married Delores Krom in 1959, and together raised three boys, Robert, Michael and Scott.
He worked at the Olson Drug Store in EGF, then owned and operated Eagle Drug of Crookston for over 30 years.
He was active in the Crookston community, where he was a proud member of the Lions Club, Eagles Club and American Legion. Also, a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus.
His hobbies included playing golf, supporting UND sports, collecting coins, stamps and toy cars. He will be remembered for his generosity and loyalty to local charities.
Richard is survived by his children, Robert (ISun) Maves of HI, Scott (Karla Anderson) Maves of Crookston; grandchildren, Charles (Amanda) Maves of MI, and Matthew Maves of Crookston; former wife, Delores Maves of Crookston.
He is Preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Maves; granddaughter, Cindy Sun Maves.
Visitation will be 5-7PM Thursday July 16 at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home of Crookston with prayer service at 7PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2PM Friday July 17 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. One last round to celebrate Dick’s life will be held Friday July 17 starting at 5PM at the Crookston Eagles Club.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any local charity in memory of Dick. 
For the guestbook go to www.StenshoelHouske.com.

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Lucille Pahlen of Red Lake Falls, MN, age 91, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 surrounded by her loving family on arrival to the Hospital in Baudette, MN.Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 AM on Friday, July 10, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls with Father Bill DeCrans Officiating. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery near Red Lake Falls, MN.Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 5 – 8 PM with a 7:00 prayer service at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls and also one hour prior to the service on Friday.Lucille Adelaide Pahlen was born October 6, 1923 daughter of the late Charles and Celia (Buckman) Sewill near Angus, MN. She was raised on a farm in the Euclid, MN area. She attended school in Crookston graduating in 1941. She worked for the North West Ag School in the soup kitchen. On December 29, 1942 she was united in marriage to John Pahlen at Fisher, MN. The couple traveled  while he was in the Army, it gave her the opportunity to see New York City, Washington DC and Tacoma, WA. Of all the sights seen she thought of Arlington National Cemetery as the most impressive.  Following his discharge the couple lived for a short time in Crookston and in 1948 they moved to Euclid where they farmed.  The family moved into Red Lake Falls, MN in 1976. Lucille moved to Sunview Center in Red Lake Falls in 1997 and the past 8 months she lived at the Thief River Care Center. Lucille was employed at Simplot at Crookston, MN, the sewing factory in Warren and Oklee, MN, Detroiter Mobile Home in Red Lake Falls, MN, LSS dining center and in her 80’s she was driving for RTC.
Lucille was the past Treasurer for Sunview Resident Council. She received Volunteer of the year award in 2002 from the LSS Senior Nutrition Program, Red Lake Falls Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Red Lake County Social Services. In 2008 Lucille was presented with the LSS Senior Nutrition Program Hall of Fame award for her dedication and commitment to volunteerism. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, canning, baking, bingo, playing cards, spending time with family at the lake and spending time with her special Sunview family. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the church guild, the Red Hat Society.  
She is survived by her children Cecelia (Arthur) Klipping, Randy (Jeanine) Pahlen, Glenn Pahlen, Frank (Bonnie M.) Pahlen, Laura (Curt) Beyer, Valerie (Darin) Myhre all of Red Lake Falls, MN, Linda Hanson (Keith Fuller) of Mentor, MN; daughter-in-laws Bonnie J. Pahlen and Renae (Steve) Philipp of Red Lake Falls, MN: 29 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Brother Donald Sewill and sister Eunice (Lee) Schuldt, brother-in-law Myles Drellack and sister-in-law Rena Pahlen. She is preceded in death her parents, husband John Pahlen, son’s Donald, Gary, Theodore, and Timothy. Son-in-law Delbert Schultz, grandson Darin Klipping, brothers Kenneth, Cecil, Darrell, Sydney and sister Lois Sewill.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.

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Robert “Bob” Bernard Brandt, 68, of Ada, MN, died on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Essentia Health Care in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015, at 11 AM in St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Ada, MN, with Pastor Dean Bell officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday, July 12, 2015, from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7PM in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ada, MN. Services are being provided by: Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN 218 784 4600 www.fredriksonfh.com

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Raymond Novak of Brooks, MN age 67, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 3, 2015 at his residence.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brooks, MN with Father Bill DeCrans presiding.  Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery in Terrebonne, MN.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service with the rosary to follow on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brooks, MN.  Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the funeral.
Raymond Andrew Novak was born on December 30, 1947 in Grand Forks, ND to Walter and Monica (Vanyo) Novak.  He attended country school at Sandsville School District #38, a one room school house near Tabor, MN.  They moved to the family farmstead 3 ˝ miles west of Brooks, MN in 1956.  He attended Brooks Elementary School and graduated from Pershing High School in Plummer, MN in 1965. 
Raymond attended Moorhead State College.  He then joined the Navy Reserve and served active duty in Guam.
He started in 1969 as a welder at Arctic Cat, as well as helping on the family farm. 
He thoroughly treasured visits with family and friends, deer hunting, and enjoyed reminiscing.  Raymond gave to many charitable organizations and sponsored children overseas.  He was very compassionate and true to his Catholic faith.
Raymond worked in partnership with his brother, Walter in dairy and grain farming until his death. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.   Raymond also served on the Board of Directors at the Brooks Elevator.
Survivors include his siblings, Jerome (Barbara) Novak of Brooks, MN, Leonard (Marilyn) Novak of Warren, MN, Walter (Cindy) Novak of Brooks, MN, Reinette (Ray) Walter of Plummer, MN, Gerard (Kim) Novak of Thief River Falls, MN, Anita (Jack) Mattson of Bismarck, ND, Madonna (Danny) Johnson of Ames, IA; loving dog, Daisy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Dorothy.
Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com
Musicians, Anita Mattson, Madonna Johnson, Becky Novak, Jacqueline Schroeder, Accompanist, Sherry Knott
Pallbearers, Tim Novak, Steve Novak, Tom Novak, Brian Walter, Christopher Novak, Caleb Novak, Adam Reese, Adam Mattson, Paul Mattson, Jacob Johnson
Honorary Pallbearers, All of Raymond’s nieces, nephews, spouses, and their children
Military Honors by the Brooks/Plummer American Legion Honor Guard & Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard


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Eugene “Frenchy” LaJesse, 68, of LaMoure ND, passed away July 1, 2015 at the St. Rose Care Center in LaMoure. 
He was born April 13, 1947 to Peter and Kathryn (Solheim) LaJesse in Little Falls MN. Eugene attended neighborhood schools in Crookston and graduated from Central High School. He entered the United States Marine Corps where he served his country for three years. After being honorably discharged, Eugene returned to Crookston and worked in  sales at Gambles Store. “Frenchy” could sell you anything, whether you needed it or not! He also was the owner of Frenchy’s Taxi in Crookston.
Eugene married Sylvia Amiot in 1969, later he married Rita Peterson. They lived together in Fargo ND for a time, then was married to Kathy Walker before moving to New Jersey. From there, he moved to Florida, Montana and North Dakota. 
Eugene was an active volunteer everywhere he was in life and was a proud Vietnam Veteran.
He is survived by his daughters, Michelle (Aaron) Scoles of Billings MT, Samantha (John) Twombley of Fort Worth TX, and Jacki (Chad) Ohman of Fargo ND; 7 grandchildren; brothers, Marcel (Jean) LaJesse & Dennis LaJesse of Crookston; sisters, Lori (Andy) Seminazzi of Orlando FL, Sherry (Sam) Betancud of Bridgeport NE and Irene (Vince) Streeks of Scottsbluff NE; aunt, Jean Solheim of Crookston; with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eugene is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Donna Gamer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 2PM Tuesday July 7, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
For the guestbook go to www.StenshoelHouske.com.
 

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Vernon R. Strand, 88, of Shelly, MN, died Tuesday, July 2, 2015 at Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN. Funeral Service will be at 2:00PM, Friday, July 10, 2015 at Shelly Marsh River Lutheran Church, Shelly, MN. Visitation will be from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Thursday at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, MN. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Shelly, MN. Arrangements are with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
 

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Edith Rocker, 89, Ada, MN, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, MN. Funeral will be at 11:00 Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada. Visitation will be from 5:00PM to 7:00PM Monday with a 6:30PM prayer service at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada. Burial will take place at Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada.  Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home

 

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Cecile Surprenant
of Grand Forks, ND, formerly Red Lake Falls, MN, 85, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN with Father Bill DeCrans presiding.  Burial will be at St. Anthony Cemetery in Terrebonne, MN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Monday, July 6, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN.  Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cecile Teresa Fournier was born on April 5, 1930 on the family farm in Terrebonne Township the daughter of Xavier and Marie (Derosier) Fournier.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Terrebonne, MN.   She attended rural country school and Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls, MN. Cecile worked on the farm and various retail jobs in Terrebonne and Crookston. On October 21, 1952, Cecile was united in marriage to Vern Surprenant at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Terrebonne, MN.  The couple made their home in Washington DC for two years while Vern served in the United States Army and then returned to the Surprenant family farm near Terrebonne.  To this union seven children were born, Emily, Allen, Dale, Laurie, Joan, Janet and Randy. Cecile enjoyed raising her children and worked alongside of her husband, Vern on the dairy farm.  She raised a large garden and filled her pantry with her canned produce.  Cecile loved cooking and baking, especially her butter horn rolls and brownies.   She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and to her faith. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church until its closing, and then became a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls.  Cecile was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society. Survivors include her children, Emily Surprenant of Grand Forks, ND, Allen Surprenant of Fargo, ND, Dale (Diane) Surprenant of Moorhead, MN, Laurie (fiance, Dennis Duray) Surprenant of Grand Forks, ND, Joan Skiple of Bismarck, ND, Janet (Darrell) Wiskow of Red Lake Falls, MN, and Randy Surprenant of Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Kayla (James) Walter, Christopher Surprenant, Kate (Jay) Puterbaugh, Matthew (Amy) Surprenant, Nicole (Zach) Jones, Britnee Surprenant, Travis Skiple, Jennifer (Patrick) Niemackl, Sarah (Nick) Brilz, Melissa (Justin) Nagel, Brandon Wiskow, Mikayla Wiskow, Grace Surprenant, Joshua Surprenant; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Allison Walter, Brody Puterbaugh, Emma and Avery Niemackl, Braden Nagel; sister, LaVonne Pearson of Naperville, IL; brothers-in-law, John “Bud” (Bernie) Surprenant of AZ and Tim Baril of WI; sister-in-law, Margaret Fournier of Grand Forks, ND; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vern in 2013; parents; siblings, Anne (Leonard) Roy, Rheaume Fournier, Obeline (William) Jolly, Lily (Gale) Lerum, Norman Fournier, Thomas Fournier, Louis Fournier, Richard (Marge) Fournier, Cleone (Ben) Barnes, Earl Fournier, Sam Fournier, and infant siblings, Marie and Robert; and brother-in-law, Robert Pearson.
Condolences may be sent at
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Alice Carriere of Crookston, MN, formerly Red Lake Falls, MN, age 96, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Villa St. Vincent, Crookston, MN with her loving family at her side.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 6, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN with Father Bill DeCrans presiding.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Red Lake Falls, MN.Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN.  Visitation will also be held from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM on Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church.Alice Viola Normandin was born on February 3, 1919 in Gentilly, MN the daughter of Joseph and Eva (Degrossillier) Normandin.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Catholic Church in Gentilly, MN and attended country school.Alice quit school when she was 13 years old to take a job working for the county to clean various buildings.  She gave that money to her father for him to make the loan payment in order to keep the family farm working.  As a young woman, Alice also worked for area farmers during harvest.  After leaving home, she moved to Crookston and worked at St. Francis Hospital as a nursing assistant. In 1941, Alice was engaged to Mark Carriere and he went to serve in the United States Army in the European Theater during World War II.  The couple was married on November 12, 1945 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Gentilly, MN and they made their home in Red Lake Falls, MN.  To this union seven children were born, Charlotte, LeRoy, Leo, Timothy, Albert, Jeannette, and Benita.Alice enjoyed raising her children while they were growing.  The family also had beef and dairy cattle, chickens, and a huge garden.  She loved picking wild blueberries, playing cards, crocheting, going for walks and even taught her son, Tim how to walk on homemade stilts.  Later in life, she worked at St. John’s Hospital in Red Lake Falls and after the hospital closed she worked in the dietary department at the school and Sunset Court.  Alice also did child care for a local family.She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, volunteered on the Ambulance Crew for over ten years, and belonged to the VFW Auxiliary all in Red Lake Falls.Survivors include her children, Charlotte Cruz of Sierra Vista, AZ, LeRoy Carriere of Roseau, MN, Leo Carriere of Roseau, MN, Tim (Carol) Carriere of Red Lake Falls, MN, Albert Carriere of Red Lake Falls, MN, Jeannette (Alan “Moe”) Ste. Marie of Red Lake Falls, MN and Benita (Larry) Quast of Hutchinson, MN; grandchildren, Alice, Carolyn, Mark and Elizabeth Cruz, Justin Carriere, Paul (Mary) Carriere, Dominic (Jenae)  Ste. Marie, Jill (Alex) Dowdle, Felicia Quast; great grandchildren, Madeline Carriere, Rylan and Autumn Ste. Marie; sister, Leah Audette of Cambridge, MN; sisters-in-law, Alice Ann Normandin of Detroit Lakes, MN and Doris Normandin of Crookston, MN; and many other relatives and friends.She is preceded in death by her husband, Mark on March 31, 1975; parents; brothers, Orphier (Leah), Harvey (Florence), Albert (Agnes), Jerome and Maurice Normandin; son-in-law Manual Cruz; grandson, Manual Cruz; brother-in-law, Lester Audette.
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Duane L. Kjensrud, 68, Halstad, MN, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at Sanford Hillsboro Care Center, Hillsboro, ND. Memorial Service will be at 2:00pm Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, MN. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00PM Friday, July 10, 2015, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
 

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