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Gilbert Genereux of Brooks, MN passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brooks with Father Adam Hamness Officiating. Burial will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Brooks MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
Gilbert Larry Genereux was born April 29, 1932 at Terrebonne, MN son of Harmidas and Agnes (Derosier) Genereux. He attended school in Plummer, MN graduating in 1951. On September 23, 1953 Gilbert was drafted into the Korean Conflict and served in the US Army, stationed in Fort Benning, GA. He was honorable discharged on September 22, 1955. Following his discharge he returned to the family farm 4 miles west of Brooks.
On September 7, 1957 he was united in marriage to RoseMarie Sabourin at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brooks. The couple lived on the family farm where they raised their four children Mark, Peggy, Allan and Dale. In 1979 they sold the farm and built a home in Brooks and purchased the Cozy Bar. In 1983 he moved to Littleton, CO where he lived until returning to Thief River Falls in 2001. In 2013 Gilbert moved back to his hometown of Brooks where he has since resided.
Gilbert was a member of the Plummer American Legion, Poplar River Township board, Farmers Union Board of Directors and the St. Joseph Catholic Church board. He loved to garden, passing around the produce to his family and neighbors.
Gilbert is survived by his children Mark (Peggy) Genereux of Warroad, MN, Peggy (Tim) Hoefer of Red Lake Falls, MN, Allan (Kristie) Genereux of Bemidji, MN and Dale Genereux of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren Andrew (Christen) Genereux, Pamela Genereux, Adam (Kimberly) Genereux, Paul Hoefer, Stacy (Buckly) Cota, Michelle (Derek) Juhl, Anna (Adam) Sorenson, Erin (Travis) Haman, Christopher (Kelsey) Genereux and Michael Genereux: great-grandchildren Nathan, Daina, Emma, Gracie, Brielle, Addison, Alexis, Gretchen, Miley, Chase, Matthew, Zachary, Adelaide, Briar, and Savannah. Mother of Gilberts children RoseMarie Jolly of Erskine, MN; sisters Louella Liychik of Coon Rapids, MN, Marcella (Pete) Kaiser of Centennial, CO, Yvonne Nelson of Grand Forks, ND, Arlene Paxton of Las Vegas, NV, Carolyn (Larry) Donahue of Katy, TX and Janice (Ronnie) Fortier of Grand Forks, ND along with many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Gloria, brothers-in-law Mike Liychik and Ivan Nelson.
CASKETBEARERS: All of Gilbert’s grandchildren
HONORARY CASKET BEAERERS: All of Gilbert’s great-grandchildren.
SPECIAL MUSIC: Sherry Knott
Daryl Charles Miller, Ada, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada, at 88 years of age. Graveside service: 2:00PM, Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600)
Paul Ray Damon, 37, of Lake Geneva, WI, passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday, July 16, 2016 in Lake Geneva. Paul was born on October 25, 1978 in Crookston, MN; the son of Pamela (Abrams) and Robert J. Damon. Paul grew up in Crookston, MN and attended Central High School. After high school, Paul worked at a group home in Crookston, MN. He was endearing and true to his clients. In 1999 Paul began working for New Flyer of America Inc. in Crookston, MN, doing axel installation. Also, during the same time, Paul worked for Schenck Construction. On May 1, 2001, Paul had the best day of his life; he became the father to his beautiful son, Owen, and had fallen in love with him at first sight. He loved being a dad more than anything in this world. Paul’s pride and joy was his son. He would do anything and everything for him. In 2002, Paul began working for Scot Forge in Spring Grove, IL. He started out at the bottom and had worked his way up to the title of Blacksmith. Paul was proud of this accomplishment. While at Scot Forge, he worked and led his crew on the 5500 ton press, which was impressive. Paul loved his job. He considered his co-workers family and had great respect for them. On July 12th, 2016, Scot Forge announced that Paul had won the Spike Award. The Spike Award is voted on once a year by all Scot Forge employees. Paul was honored and yet, remained humble stating “I just do my job.” In addition to being a dad and spending quality time with Owen, Paul’s favorite pastime was fishing. He loved to fish off the dock, the boat, and the ice. He could sit there for twelve hours and not catch a single fish, and it would still be a great day. Among many fishing spots, his favorites were the St. Louis River in Duluth, MN and Lake of the Woods in Baudette, MN. He loved being with his family and friends. He made many trips to Crookston just to visit them all. Paul enjoyed going to concerts and festivals too. In addition to fishing and music, Paul was a “loud and proud” Chicago Bears fan. His love of the Bears was even stronger when they played against the Minnesota Vikings. Paul was a genuine, humble, and honest person. He never sugar coated a thing, and said it how it was. He would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it, even if it was the only shirt he had. He would stop and help strangers on the side of the road. He would go out of his way to make people smile. Paul could light up a room when he walked in. He was always full of positivity, encouragement and love. He lived life to the fullest and was a true inspiration to others. Paul was adored by his family and friends and will be forever remembered as a great man.Paul is survived by his son, Owen Damon of Lake Geneva, IL; mother, Pamela Damon of Crookston, MN; father, Robert (Joanie) Damon of Wonder Lake, IL; paternal grandfather, Randy Howe of Pierre, SD; brothers, Joshua (La Jeanna) Damon of Johnston, CO, Nathan (Taylor) Damon of Crookston, MN and Justin Damon of Wonder Lake, IL; and many other extended family and friends. Memorial Services will be held at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston, MN on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Visitation at 11:00am-1:00pm followed by services at 1:00-2:00pm.
Lillian Matilda (Bulau)
Ada, MN, died on Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Twin Valley Living Center, Twin
Valley, MN, surrounded by family and just shy of her 100th. She was born on
August 19, 1916, on a farm near Gary, MN, to Gustav and Mary (John) Bulau. She
attended country schools in that community.
On January 20, 1946, Lillian was united in marriage to Johnny Ellingson at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Green Meadow Township, rural Ada. Lillian and Johnny made their home in Ada, where they raised their two daughters: Ellyn and Jacquelyn. She worked as a grocery clerk for LB Hartz stores in Fertile and Ada for many years. Lillian made her career as a CNA at the John Wimmer Nursing Home for 20 years; she took pride being a CNA, caring for friends and family. Lillian was a member of the VFW Auxiliary; she was active at Zion Lutheran Church in the Women’s Groups and as a church quilter, having fun and making quilts for charities.
Lillian is survived by her son-in-law, William Arends, six grandchildren: Lori Rasmusson, Greg (Wendy) Anderson, Julie Anderson, Bill (Mandy) Arends, Lisa (Mike) Wolf, and Nikki Arends; eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Johnny, parents: Gustav and Mary, daughters: Ellyn and Jacquelyn, sisters: Selma, Frieda, Anna and Emma, and her two brothers: Albert and Ervin.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11 AM in the Zion Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation will be one hour before the services in the church. Burial will be in the Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN. Memorials preferred to the Zion Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN, www.fredriksonfh.com
Sister Cecilia Smith, 95, died at RiverView Hospital, Crookston, on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Mary Cecilia Smith entered this world on May 8, 1921 in Devil’s Lake, ND, the first of eleven children of Pearl and Alex Smith. Her mother’s father, Fred Lang came from Germany and married a young French and Indian woman. Her father’s parents were Metis (French and Chippewa) from Canada. So, Mary Cecilia’s heritage was German, Sioux, French and Chippewa. Mary Cecilia grew up near Saint Michael, ND where she also attended elementary school. She credits her interest in becoming a sister to the Grey Nuns who taught elementary school in Saint Michael. She recalled that she wanted to become a Gray Nun but Father Damian Priske, OSB brought her to Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, and it was there that she entered in August, 1937. She became a novice in 1938 and was invested in the Benedictine habit and received the name Sister Damian (Later she went back to her baptismal name of Cecilia). She made first monastic profession in 1942 and final profession in 1945. Sister Cecilia taught in elementary schools in the Crookston Diocese in Red Lake Falls, East Grand Forks, Barnesville, Bemidji, and Crookston. In addition to that she taught in Lefor, ND and Asherton, TX, mostly in primary grades. She had a great impact on her students, many of whom remained friends throughout her life. Sister Cecilia received a Bachelor of Science degree from Viterbo College in La Crosse, WI. Sister Cecilia’s love of learning did not stop with the degree from Viterbo College. She continued to enroll and participate in scripture, theology and spirituality classes. In 1995 she began taking care of her mother. She wrote, “My experience there was very different from being at the Mount or on mission. I was responsible for everything, house work, cooking, ironing, outdoor work… I also took care of our spiritual life such as saying our daily rosary, reciting the office, going to Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday". While her mother was in a long-term facility in Devils Lake, Sister Cecilia lived with the Mercy Sisters. During the time she visited her mother daily, she was asked to visit the Catholic residents. She was soon asked also to bring them communion. After the death of her mother, Sister Cecilia returned to the Mount where she volunteered at the reception desk and used her embroidery skills in creating sets of dishtowels depicting each day of the week. She had difficulty keeping up with requests for her dishtowels. Sister Cecilia was always neatly dressed. She was gracious to all guests. To the very end Sister Cecilia searched for ways to be helpful whether it be carrying a dinner tray or some other task that made life more pleasant for others. Work, prayer, holy reading and hospitality were well-established in Sister Cecilia’s life. Sister Cecilia is preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers Ambrose, Francis, Edward and Howard. She is survived by her sisters Delia Markland of Tacoma, WA, Alice Kimmerly of Sheyenne, ND, Winifred Bartlett of Tacoma, WA, and Julie Graham of Manchester, WA, brothers Larry of Federal Way, WA, and Alfred of Devils Lake, ND, many nieces and nephews and her monastic community, the Sisters of Saint Benedict. Reception of the body of Sister Cecilia will be at 4:30, p.m. Sunday, July 24 with visitation from 5:00 until the wake service at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 Monday, July 25. All services will be at Sacred Heart Chapel, Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, 620 Summit Ave., Crookston, MN. Memorials in honor of Sister Cecilia may be given to Mount Saint Benedict Foundation, 620 Summit Avenue, Crookston, MN. 56716.
passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Memorial mass will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brooks, MN with Father Bill DeCrans Officiating. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Brooks. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Carol Lois Neys was born February 1, 1958 at Crookston, MN daughter of Joseph and Lauria (Desautel) Neys. She was raised in the Erskine area where she attended school graduating in 1976. Carol attended NDSU where she received a teaching degree.
Carol taught at St. Bernard's Catholic School in Thief River Falls for 10 years. She then went to work for American Crystal Sugar in Crookston where she was employed for 16 years.
Carol met and has had a special friend Jeff Klaven for 30 years. They lived north of Thief River Falls, on a farm East of Brooks for 19 years, and currently living in Crookston, MN the past 7 years.
She enjoyed flea markets, attending antique shows in Minot, ND, reading books, helping on the farm especially attending to the farm animals.
Carol is survived by Jeff Klaven of Crookston, siblings George (Marlene) Neys of Warren, MN, Anna (Gary) Davis of Golden, CO, Mary (Harry) Larson of Hibbing, MN, Bonita (Jerry) Shaver of McIntosh, MN, brother-in-law Father Bill DeCrans of Ada, MN, along with many nieces and nephews. Jeff's Grandmother Clara Reierson of Erskine, MN.
She is preceded in death by parents Joseph and Lauria Neys, sister Kathryn DeCrans, niece Helen DeCrans. Jeff's parents Clayton and Carol Klaven.
Johnson Funeral Home in Red Lake Falls is in charge of the arrangements.
Russell Eugene Mansfield,
56, of Perley, MN, died suddenly on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at his
home. Graveside services will be held at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Fayette, MO.
Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, Fayette, MO
Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN www.fredriksonfh.com
Halstad, MN, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Halstad Living Center, Halstad,
Donna Jean Marie Houske was born June 28, 1929, at Crookston, MN, the daughter of Richard and Elsie (Carlyle) Houske. She grew up in Halstad, where she attended school and graduated from Halstad High School in 1947. After high school she attended nurses training in Fargo for a year before she was united in marriage to Clair Dittberner on June 27, 1948. They made their home in Halstad and raised their family.
Donna was employed with the U.S. Postal Service in Halstad for over 30 years and served as the Halstad Postmaster for 24 years. Donna was very active in the Halstad community as a member of Halstad Lutheran Church and the Halstad Women’s Club. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and traveling with family and friends. Clair died in 1979 and Donna continued to live and work in Halstad until she retired. She had lived at the Heritage House before becoming a resident of the Halstad Living Center.
Donna is survived by a son Michael (Susan) Dittberner, Willmar, MN, a daughter, Maribeth (Jeff) Kelly, Apple Valley, MN, two grandchildren, Jill (Will) Stark, and Adam (Lindsay) Dittberner, and her great grandchildren, Hannah Stark, Hope Stark, Isabelle Stark, Claire Dittberner, and Jack Dittberner. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Edith Stole, and one brother, Franklin Houske.
Funeral: 11:00AM Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Halstad Lutheran Church, Halstad, MN. Visitation: 5:00PM to 7:00PM with a 7:00PM prayer service on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad. Burial: Halstad North Cemetery. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, Minnesota (218-456-2000) www.fredriksonfh.com
Sister Cecilia Smith, 95, of the Mount St. Benedict Monastery in Crookston, died early Saturday morning, July 16, 2016, in RiverView Health in Crookston. Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Cecilia will be held at 11:00am, Monday, July 25, 2016, in the Chapel of Mount St. Benedict. Visitation will be at the Mount on Sunday, July 24th, from 5-7:00pm, with a 7:00pm prayer service, and also for the hour prior to the funeral Mass. www.stenshoelhouske.com
H. Austinson, 85, Ada, Minnesota, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, with his
family by his side at Benedictine Care Community, Ada.
Funeral is at 10:30AM, Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at SonRise Evangelical Free Church, Ada, MN. Visitation is Monday from 5:00-7:00PM with a 7:00PM prayer service at the church. Interment at Petri Cemetery, rural Ada, MN.
Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600) www.fredriksonfh.com
Patsie “Pat” Sundberg
away July 12, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Pat was born to Gunnar
and Clarice (Cassibo) Sundberg, in Thief River Falls, MN on April 15, 1939. Pat
grew up in Strandquist, MN and International Falls, MN. She graduated high
school from International Falls in1957. She moved to Crookston, MN after high
school to attend the Crookston School of Practical Nursing. She graduated with
her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse on September 8, 1958.
Pat married the love of her life Donald Raymond Erickson on October 17, 1959, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston. Sadly, Donald passed away in 2004.
Pat began her career in Crookston as an LPN at the Bethesda Nursing Home. Then, she worked at the Glenmore Recovery Center for many years. She left Glenmore, as the Director of Nursing, to finish her career at the Northwestern Mental Health Center as a Mental Health Practitioner. She was still employed by NWMHC at the time of her passing and touched many lives.
Pat was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, casino adventures, bingo, traveling, country music, spending time with friends and family, retreating to the cabin at Maple Lake, and fishing. She and her husband were well known for their woodcraft business they created together, Woodcrafts by Don and Pat. She was loved for her brilliant wit, charm, and fun prankster spirit. Pat was a spiritual person with a real zest for life.
Pat is survived by five daughters: Cindy Iverson of Eagle, ID, Dawn Myhre of Long Prairie, MN, Carol (Alisa Nygard) Erickson of St. Paul, MN, Shelly (John) Panzer of Crookston, MN and April Erickson of Minneapolis, MN, ten grandchildren: Leigh (James) Ball of Nampa, ID, Amanda (Angelo) Romano of Anchorage, AK, Ben Myhre of Long Prairie, MN, Addie (Matt) Verant of Alexandria, MN, Cody Myhre of Austin, TX, Emma Myhre of Long Prairie, MN, and Brett, Breanna, Brittany, and Brooke Panzer, all of Crookston, MN, and five great-grandchildren, brother-in-law: Ronald Erickson of Crookston, MN, many nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
Pat was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald, her parents, siblings: Aggie Bleise, Dona Donarski, brother-in-law Wayne Donarski, and Joyce Miller, two grandsons: Christopher Iverson and Dillon Myhre, mother and father-in-law: Martha and Norman Erickson.
There will be a visitation from 5-7pm, with a prayer service at 7pm, on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service in Crookston, MN. The funeral service will be held at 2pm, with a visitation one hour prior on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston, MN. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston, MN.
Rodney “Rod” Dayton Mosher, 81, of Crookston, MN, formerly of Beltrami, MN, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at the Riverview Care Center, Crookston, MN. He was born on November 19, 1934, to Doc and Carola (Balstad) Mosher on a small farm Northeast of Beltrami in Liberty Township. He was baptized at Varnes Lutheran Church, rural Fertile, and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Beltrami. Rod attended grade school in Beltrami and high school at the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) in Crookston, graduating in 1952.
Joan Salentine Amiot,
Crookston, MN, died Tuesday morning, July 12, 2016, at the Villa St. Vincent in
Crookston. Joan Patricia Neururer was born on March 17, 1938 in Gould Township
of Cass County, near Federal Dam, MN, to Joseph Peter and Anna Veronica (Nistler)
Neururer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and graduated
from High School at Boy River, MN in 1956. Joan then attended the Area
Vocational School in Thief River Falls, MN and became a licensed cosmetologist.
On April 23, 1960 she was united in marriage to Francis C. Salentine at Federal
Dam. Joan and Frank lived and farmed near Euclid, MN and their union was blessed
with four children: Cathy, Teri, Ron, and David. Sadly, Frank passed away on
April 20, 1978, leaving Joan to raise her children, which she did while
remaining on the farm. Joan was a member of St. Mary’s parish at Euclid, and a
member of the Ladies Guild. She also served as treasurer for Belgium Township
for fourteen years, and belonged to Homemakers and Birthday Clubs. After David
graduated from high school, and Ron took over the farm, Joan met Patrick “Pat”
Amiot of Crookston and the two were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in
Euclid on October 30, 1992. While making their home in Crookston they were both
very active members of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where they
served as Oblates of the Order of St. Benedict and as ushers for Masses and
funerals for many years. Pat passed away on April 14, 2011. Joan continued to
give of her time and talents at the Cathedral, Mount St. Benedict, and with the
RiverView Hospital Auxiliary. Joan’s family adored her and she was as selfless
and giving of her love and nurturing as a mother and grandmother could ever be.
She enjoyed sewing and made each of her grandchildren a special graduation
blanket of their very own to treasure and remember her by.
Joan is survived by a large and loving family including her 4 children: Cathy (Floyd) Helgoe of Cavalier, ND, Teri (Rick) Chandler of Mankato, MN, Ron (Paula) Salentine of Euclid, MN, and David Salentine (Shea Conley) of Crookston, MN; 4 step-children: Jerry Amiot, Tom Amiot of Crookston, Joyce (Ron) Heidmann of Grand Forks, ND, and Ron (Diane) Amiot of Crookston; 20 grandchildren: Chris (Kari) Helgoe, Cory (Joe Newton) Helgoe, Kelley VandePeer, MacKenzie, Casey, Leighanna, and Shelby Helgoe, Nathan (Whitney) Chandler, Ashley (Matthew) Robinson, Krystal (Andrew) Miller, Aubrey (Jacob) Barney, Luke Schulz, Nick, Jake, and Maddi Salentine, Alan Mart, and Parker, Cade, Leyton, and Libby Salentine; 13 great grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren; 3 siblings: Anna (Bob) Archer of Remer, MN, Tony (Betty) Neururer of Ely, MN, and Joan’s twin sister, Jean Nelson of Ely; a sister-in-law, Gen Neururer of Minnetonka, MN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. In addition to her first husband, Frank, and second husband, Pat, Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Neururer; brothers, Joseph and Jim Neururer; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. May God richly bless the memory of Joan Salentine Amiot.
Mass of Christian Burial for Joan Salentine Amiot will be celebrated at 10:30am, Monday, July 18, 2016, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Rev. Vincent Miller, presiding. Visitation will be at the Cathedral on Sunday from 5-7:00pm, with a prayer service at 7:00pm, and visitation also at the church for one hour before the funeral. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Crookston. (Online registry: www.stenshoelhouske.com)
Patricia Jean Eggebraaten,
of Fisher, MN, died peacefully Monday, July 11, 2016, in her home with her
beloved husband, Kenny, and their loving family at her side. Pat was born in
Crookston, MN on May 30, 1938, the daughter of Louis and Jean (Mercy) Halos. She
was baptized and confirmed at the Wesley United Methodist Church, and was active
in numerous school activities until her graduation from Central High School in
1956. She was employed at the Crookston National Bank until her marriage to
Kenneth G. Eggebraaten at the Methodist Church on March 12, 1960. Pat and Kenny
made their home in Fisher all their married life and together raised four
children: Wendy, Kristen, Stacey, and Tim. In the mid-1970’s she began working
for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk at the Fisher Post Office, and was soon
appointed Postmaster. After a long and successful career, much of it spent
helping others in any way she could, Pat retired in 2001. Faith and family meant
everything to her. Throughout her life Pat was a devoted member of the Trinity
Lutheran Church in Fisher, and served as Sunday school superintendent and Sunday
school teacher for many years. She enjoyed the fellowship of her wonderful
friends, and many years ago they all banded together to form the “Trial and
Error Homemakers Club”. Pat was a former Bluebirds and Campfire Girls leader, a
Salvation Army bell ringer at Christmas, a volunteer at the Fisher Elementary
School where she would read with students, and also provided a “storm home” for
the kids if needed. She played the clarinet in the local Second Wind Band. She
was optimistic, bubbly, never knew a stranger because they all became friends,
and had a special sense for when others were in need and doing what she could
for them. She will be forever missed by her family and many friends.
Pat leaves her beloved husband of 56 years, Kenny; their 4 children: Wendy (Steve) Swenson of Grand Forks, ND, Kristen (Jeff) Wilde of Thompson, ND, Stacey (Kent) Ellingson of Crookston, MN, and Tim (Denise) Eggebraaten of Detroit Lakes, MN; 11 grandchildren: Dustin (Lara) Hogenson, Heidi Hogenson, Hailey Clay, Cody (Alison) Wilde, Nolan Ellingson, Tanner (Kati) Wilde, Josh and Lucas Eggebraaten, Stacia and Max Swenson, and Isaac Eggebraaten; 5 great-grandchildren: Elijah, Beckett, Ruth, Izzy, and Magnus; her brother: Dale Halos of Crookston; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Jean Halos, and a sister-in-law, Alva Halos. May God bless Pat’s memory.
The funeral service for Patricia Jean Eggebraaten will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fisher, MN with The Rev. Craig Fenske, officiating. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Friday from 5-7:00pm, with a 7:00pm prayer service and time of sharing; and visitation also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Fisher. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Pat’s name to Fisher’s Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenwood Cemetery, Altru Hospice, or any other organization of choice. Online registry: www.stenshoelhouske.com
Charles Leo “Charlie” Olson,
of Crookston, MN, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 9, 2016, at RiverView Health
in Crookston with his loving family at his side.
Charlie was born in Crookston on August 5, 1949, the son of Elmer Charles and Irene E. (Patenaude) Olson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and spent the earliest years of his life on the family’s farm, near Beltrami, MN. In 1955 they moved to Crookston, where he began his education at St. Joseph’s Academy and graduating from Crookston Central High School in 1967. After attending Bemidji State College for a year, Charlie returned to Crookston where he earned an Associate Degree in Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Management from the University of Minnesota Technical College. He then moved to Brainerd, MN and was employed at a local bar and lounge while also working for the MN Forestry Department. After returning to Crookston, Charlie was employed for a few years by Rene’ Amiot moving houses, and also with the Shelly, MN VFW. He then began working for both the Oakdale Cemetery and Eagles Lodge #873. On February 14, 1981 Charlie was united in marriage to the love of his life, Carole Anne Swenson, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston. In the mid-1980’s Charlie began employment as caretaker of the Calvary Cemetery and offsale manager at the Irishman’s Shanty. He continued his association with both to the present time.
Charlie was a member of the Cathedral parish and Eagles Aerie #873. At various stages of his life he enjoyed playing softball, bowling, golfing, and playing cards and cribbage. He enjoyed many wonderful friendships and ‘trading insults’ with his buddies was as normal as the sun coming up in the morning. Spending time with his loving family meant the world to Charlie, and his 3-year old granddaughter, Tressa Jean, was truly the “light of his life.”
Grateful to have shared in Charlie’s life is his beloved wife and best friend, Carole Anne; their son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, Zachariah, Katie, and Tressa Jean Olson of East Grand Forks, MN; sister, Lynn Olson (Steven Swenson) of Crookston, MN; Carole’s family: Steven Swenson of Crookston, Merry Jo (Glen) Prather of Grand Fork, ND, Bruce Swenson (Joe Sanft) of Chicago, IL, Richard (Kristi) Swenson of New Rockford, ND, and Perry Ambuehl of Crookston; his aunts and uncles: Helen Bly of Sioux Falls, SD, Ray (Jean) Olson of Mesa, AZ, Frank (Lucille) Olson of Rochester, MN, Ed (Lorraine) Olson of Rosemoor, CA, Maurice (Joan) Olson of Palm Desert, CA, and Pat Olson of West Bend, WI; and many nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Irene; infant brother, Keith; grand-parents, Charles and Lena Olson and Leo and Thressa Patenaude; and aunts and uncles: Beatrice Grove, and LuVerne, Kathleen, and Willard Olson. May God bless Charlie’s memory.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Charlie Olson will be held at 10:30am, Friday, July 15, 2016, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Rev. Vincent Miller, presiding. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-7:00pm, with a 7:00 pm prayer service and time of sharing, and at the Cathedral for one hour prior to the Mass. Inurnment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Crookston.
LaVonne D. Clemenson, 65, East
Grand Forks, MN, formerly of Crookston, died Thursday, June 30 at Altru Hospital
in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, July 8 at
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston.
Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday.
LaVonne Diane Clemenson was born February 28, 1951 in Fargo, ND to Andwick and Darlaine (Tollefson) Clemenson. She moved with her family to Crookston in 1954 where she attended Crookston Public Schools. Following her schooling, she moved to East Grand Forks where she worked for Target for about 15 years and then for REM for the next 15 years.
LaVonne enjoyed going to the movies, activities at her church, crossword and word puzzles, BINGO, taking walks, her cat, Snickers and playing cards, especially UNO.
Survivors include 7 brothers and 6 sisters: LeRoy (Joni) Clemenson of Crookston, Sandy (Ron) Selzer of Wyndmere, ND, Verla (Paul) Hennings of Fargo, Terry (LeAnn) Clemenson of Lakewood, CO, Bryan (Kim) Clemenson of Oldham, England, Ellert Clemenson of Euclid, MN, Bonita (Mike) Rakoczy of Inkster, ND, Twyla (Richard) Fomasi of Dramond, ID, Todd (Carol) Erickson of Sydney, MT, Michael (Annette) Erickson in Germany, Tammy (Bruce) Kivley of Fargo, ND, Stephen (Barb) Erickson of Crookston, Kristi (Craig) Parker of Belgrade, MT, a sister-in-law, Andrea Clemenson of Gunnison, CO. and nieces and nephews and many great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Darlaine and Andwick “Andy” Clemenson, her step-mother, Joan Clemenson and a brother, Larry “Lars” Clemenson.
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is serving the family.
Inez Mae Love, age 102 of Keywest, MN passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Fosston, MN. Inez Mae Stroble Love was born on October 5, 1913 in Angus, Minnesota to A.F. and Tina (Sorensen) Stroble. She grew up in Angus, Minnesota and attended school there until she went to Crookston Central High School and Teachers training where she graduated. She taught at the Strickler School and the Giese School, rural Angus, MN She met George Ernest (Ernie) Love and they were married June 27, 1935 at Angus Tabor Presbyterian Church, Angus, MN. She moved to the Keywest-Euclid, Minnesota area where she and Ernie lived spending many winters in Texas until his death. Her home was in Keywest, MN until she moved to Parkwood Place in Grand Forks, ND, Thief River Falls, MN then to Fosston, MN. She was a member and officer of the Ladies Aid of the Keystone Presbyterian Church where she also taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Keywest Homemaker Club, and Order of Easter Star Red River Chapter 226. She loved to garden and take care of her yard. She was an avid reader of murder mysteries and spent many hours working crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. She enjoyed visiting with her numerous family and friends that would visit on a frequent basis. She is survived by children, John (Delores) Love, Lengby, MN, Roger (Evelina) “Eva” Love, East Grand Forks, MN, Linda L. Bogert, Timonium, MD, by 10 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, son Thomas, sisters Harriet Wallace and Fern Tucker, one brother Merrill Stroble, two grandsons, Dan Love and Richard Love and a son-in-law Alfred Douglas Bogert. Funeral Service: 10:30 AM on Thursday, July7, 2016 in Mendenhall Presbyterian Church, 528 10th St. NW, East Grand Forks, MN Visitation: One Hour Prior Funeral Service on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Mendenhall Presbyterian Church. Interment: Nisbet Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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