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Veronica Brommenschenkel, Ada, Minnesota passed away at the age of 94, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Funeral Mass: 10:30AM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: 5-7PM Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN. Interment: Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN.Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600)
Harold Avery Walters, 92 of Erskine, MN passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center at Erskine, MN. Funeral will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake Falls, MN. Burial will be held at First English Cemetery at Mentor, MN. Visitation will be held 9 AM until the time of service on Wednesday. Harold Avrey Walters was born April 20, 1924 near Medilia, MN son of Lewis and Nellie (Conroy) Walters. As a young child the family moved to Mapleton, MN. In 1944 Harold enlisted in the US Army and served in WWII and was honorable discharged in 1946. On November 4, 1947 he was united in marriage to Kathryn Burma at Mapleton, MN. The couple made their home in Montgomery, MN and later moved to Mentor, MN. They were blessed with 7 children. Harold farmed most of his life, he also worked at the turkey plant in Fairbault, MN. He enjoyed auction sales and restoring antique tractor and visiting. He moved to Nimens Espagard and then Pioneer Memorial Care Center. He is survived by his children, David Walters of Brooks, MN, Virginia Horejsi of Montgomery, MN, Betty (Roman) Jindra of Montgomery, MN Dennis (Nora) Walters of Mentor, MN, Sally (Clifford) Martell of Borup, MN, George (Vicki) Walters of Erskine, MN; 16 grandchildren Ralph, Brian, Michael, Peggy, Tammy, Keith, Karen, Roxanne, Gerald, Jessica, Kim, Carie, Matthew, Dorothy, McKayla and Kyle; 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren, son-in-law Oliver Kimbro of Oklee, MN; siblings Lewis Walters of Thatcher, AZ, Ronnie (Diane) Walters of Wells, MN and Florence Gilister of Albert Lea, MN several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Margie Walters and brother-in-law Ted Sipple. He is preceded in death by his wife Kathryn, parents daughter Mary Jane Walters Kimbro, infant son and grandsons Jack Dean Walters, Robert Horejsi and Dale Walters; daughter-in-law Theresa Walters; siblings Willis, Willard, Earl, Francis and Dale, Doris Bach, Margaret Lang and Nellie Sipple. Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com
LeVonne Grove, 80, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2016 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. LeVonne was born on August 6, 1935, in Crookston, MN to Nordean and Alice. He enjoyed biking, ice fishing at Lake of the Woods, and fishing in the summer time off of a pontoon. He will be missed at Oak Courts by all of his friends, who he associated with and picked on. LeVonne is preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Nordean, and a sister, Jeanie. He is survived by siblings Gary (Mavis), Sherlon, Darrell, Don (Cheryl), Cheryl (Russell) Hince, Rodney (Diane), and many other relatives and friends. There will be a memorial service at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 1 pm with a visitation one hour prior to the service
LouEllen Randall, age 82, of Crookston, MN, passed away on May 19,
2016. A memorial service will be held at Villa St. Vincent Chapel in Crookston,
MN, on Friday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation at 9:00 a.m.
Patricia Lou Ellen Virginia Randall was born to Clarence and Ellen (Zakrison) Voxland of McIntosh, MN on June 10, 1933. Lou Ellen graduated high school from the Crookston A.C., worked at the Sunset Nursing Home in McIntosh, and received her teaching certificate from Mayville State Teachers’ College. Lou Ellen worked as a school teacher in the Dakotas when one-room schools were the classrooms of the day. Lou Ellen married Charley Randall of Duluth, MN. To their union was born one son, Jack Charles Randall.
In her later years, Lou Ellen enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with the residents and staff at Villa St. Vincent nursing home.
Lou Ellen Randall is survived by her sister, Carole (Voxland) Charest of Battle Lake, MN; one son, Jack (Kathleen) Randall of Cameron, MO; one grandson, Jonathan (Britt Ingunn) Randall of Bergen, Norway; one granddaughter, Jennifer (Chris) Kern of Beverly, MA; five great-grandchildren, Natalie, Lisa, and Mia Randall and Jarvis and Annika Kern; two nephews, Mike (Lori) Charest of Amor, MN; and Larry (Kim) Charest of Battle Lake, MN; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous cousins.
Special thanks goes to Karen Donarski, Brad Giddings, and Kenneth and Harriet Rolf for all their care and love shown to Lou Ellen over the past years. Thank you to Pastor Bill Humiston and Pastor Bill Reck for encouraging and faithfully presenting the Gospel in their conversations with Lou Ellen. Thank you to the numerous residents and caregivers of Villa St. Vincent and Hospice of the Red River Valley for providing great care and kindness to Lou Ellen.
Lou Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Ellen and Clarence Voxland.
Services are being held at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, on Friday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home of Crookston, MN.
Beatrice Smith, age 91, of Crookston, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Crookston. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral and Cremation Service in Crookston Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Rose M. Benesh, 85, Ada, Minnesota, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada. Rose was born on the family farm near Waubun, MN, on March 27, 1931, the daughter of John and Martha (Winter) Stalboerger. She graduated from Waubun High School in 1950. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Norbert Diekman Dentistry in Mahnomen. Rose was united in marriage to Delmar Benesh on November 21, 1957, and made their home on a farm north of Ada. Rose was stay-at-home mom until all her children started school. Over the years, she waitressed at Yost Café and Faye’s Café of Ada and also worked as a store clerk at Engelhardt Drug in Ada. For over 20 years, she worked for REM Group Home in Ada until she retired. This was her favorite career, as she loved taking care of the residents of the group homes. Rose was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Ada VFW Auxiliary. They lived on the farm until eleven years ago when they moved into Ada. You would always see Rose and Delmar driving around together. This included daily coffee trips to Lana Jo’s and Cenex. She enjoyed gardening, watching their grandchildren participate in sports, and going to local auction sales. She even had her own bidding #5 with Bill Berg Auctions. Rose is survived by her husband, Delmar, one sister Doris Underdahl (Richfield, MN), her children: Kimberly (James) Krogstad of Ada, Melissa Benesh of Moorhead, Dallas Benesh of Moorhead, and Sandra (Kelly) Gunderson of Ada, six grandchildren: Heather (Paul) Brommenschenkel, Kristen (Zach) Poehler, Lauren (Jake) Zima, Brittany (Justin) Pavek, Corin (Lance) Bragstad, and Garrett Gunderson, six great grandchildren: Jimi Brommenschenkel, Brooke Brommenschenkel, Bailee Brommenschenkel, Alex Poehler, Chase Poehler, Max Zima and several nieces and nephews. Rose was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Ervin, Donald, Wilfred, and John Jr. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00AM, Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ada, MN. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00-11:00AM at the church. Interment will be at the Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
Esther MacGregor age 85 of Glenwood, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. Funeral services will held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 19th at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Villard, Minnesota with Pastor Philip Beyersdorf officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be on Friday, May 20th at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota. Arrangement are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
died at Villa Saint Vincent on May 13, 2016.
Sister Edith Bedard's journey of ninety-seven years, including seventy-five of
them as a Benedictine sister, began on April 16, 1919, in Charlesbourg, Quebec,
Canada. She was one of 22 children born to Alma and Barthelemy Bedard. Sister
Edith recalls her mother relating that she was born in the early morning on a
stormy April day in Holy Week. Despite the weather, that same afternoon she was
taken to the parish church and baptized Anna Marie Pauline Bedard
At age thirteen, Pauline expressed her desire to enter the convent, but her mother said she was too young. She encouraged her to pray to know God's will. Pauline continued to dream of serving God as a sister.
When Pauline was 19, her cousin, Sister Cecilia Beaudry and her mother were visiting. Pauline made up her mind to go to the US with her cousin and become a Benedictine sister like her. She obtained her parents’ consent, and when Sister Cecilia left to return to Crookston, Pauline went with her accompanied by her aunt and mother.
On August 27, 1938, Pauline was to enter the monastic community, but she could not speak English, so Sister Cecilia and Sister Cuthbert LaCoursiere were commissioned to teach her the formula of entrance. Sister Edith wrote later that her pronunciation and French accent must have sounded unfamiliar to the sisters but she was admitted just the same. A week later her father came to accompany his wife back to Canada. In July 1939, Pauline received the habit and her name as a sister, Sister Edith. She wrote, "My mother and brother came for the celebration. What a happy day! I really was a sister now giving myself to God." Four years later at her final profession her mother and aunt were present again. Sister Edith wrote: “Now it is for life!"
Sister Edith related that the days were sometimes very lonely, especially on holidays. Every New Year's Day, in French-Canadian culture, it was customary to kneel and receive the father's blessing, so she would write for his blessing. When the letter came she would kneel down and make the sign of the cross. Later, she received permission to call them on New Year’s Day. The first time she called, she and her parents were overcome with tears as she knelt by the phone to receive the blessing. From that time on it became a yearly event.
She had many talents culinary, sewing and efficient competent execution of her assignments. Many sisters on mission welcomed her ministry and prayerful, joyful presence. Her competence led her to appointments as dietary supervisor in hospitals in Red Lake Falls, Crookston and Mahnomen. In Red Lake Falls, she was often seen pulling a little red wagon filled with fresh, homemade bread which she distributed to many elderly and people in need. One of her last assignments was to the chancery where she and Sister Cuthbert were an unbeatable team. They were appreciated by the bishops who had busy lives and schedules. The sisters tried to make life pleasant for them.
Sister Edith also had hobbies. One involved dressing dolls in the Benedictine habit that were so life-like one would expect them to talk! Sister also won many prizes at county fairs for her culinary and baking skill. When Sister Edith finally came to the Mount due to health problems she never used the word “retire.” Sister's health problems involved a time of convalescence at Villa Saint Vincent. When she was able to return to the Mount, she exclaimed that it was a good experience for her to see what those old people have to go through. She was only 90 years young.
And so the journey that began in Charlesbourg, Quebec continued, prayerfully, somewhat slower but she was always present in chapel for morning, noon and evening prayer and for Eucharist. Until she entered Villa Saint Vincent, she wore her Benedictine habit, white during weekdays and black on Sundays and feasts. One still could count on a bright smile and time to converse. To her death she spoke with a distinct delightful French accent.
Now she can say with God, “Ce n´est pas seulement pour la vie; c´est pour l’éternité (Not only is it for life, it is for eternity)!”
Reception of the body of Sister Edith will be on Tuesday, May 17 at 4:30, p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18. All services will be at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, 620 Summit Ave., Crookston, MN, phone 218-281-3441.
Gifts in memory of Sister Edith may be given to Mount Saint Benedict Foundation.
63, Ada, Minnesota, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at her home. Susan was born in
Crookston, Minnesota on June 15, 1952, and baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church,
rural Shelly, Minnesota. Susan was a happy baby, and though physically and
cognitively challenged, was carried about by family, relatives, and neighborhood
friends until physical ability caught up with her age and walking began. Susan
laughed often, joined her parents in “hosting” farming neighbors and relatives
at the farm in Good Hope Township, and enjoyed being outdoors with “Toby” and
numerous farm cats and chickens. She had a unique ability to connect faces with
names, and easily recited names of those in Good Hope township with whom she
interacted. Her “family” included farming neighbors, her Bethany Church
membership, and ultimately her care givers and residents at REM Homes, in Ada,
Minnesota. Susan was cared for by her parents and siblings from birth until 1980
when her stay at REM Homes began. As a resident for nearly 26 years, she
interacted “as family” with all who lived and worked at the facility, accepted
assignments at the occupational rehabilitation center…though she didn’t care for
the “sanding” activity, loved being cared for by former residents of Good Hope
Township who worked at REM Homes, sighed openly in joy when those from the Good
Hope community came to visit, and toward the end of life appreciated visits from
Red River Hospice nurses. Susan was preceded in death by her grandparents, her
parents Raymond and Tallie Gunderson of Ada, Minnesota, and one Sister-in Law,
Elaine Larson Gunderson of Colville, Washington. She is survived by four
brothers Mark, Larkspur, Colorado, Gene, LaCresent, Minnesota, Loren, Colville,
Washington, and Paul, Harvey, North Dakota, and numerous cousins, nieces and
nephews. Now, her spirit rests in the bosom of her Heavenly Father as she awaits
that glorious Resurrection Day. Memorial
Service: 10:30AM, Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural
Shelly, MN. Visitation: One hour before the service at the church.
Interment: Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural Shelly, MN.
Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600)
Lorraine Monadell Stainbrook, age 89 of Crookston, MN went to her heavenly home on May 9, 2016 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home,Crookston, MN. A celebration of her life and funeral mass will be at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Lorraine was born December 27, 1926 to parents Arthur & Ovidia (Brandwick) Roy in Crookson, MN. Lorraine grew up in Crookston and was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Lorraine graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in Crookston in 1944.She then went on to Nursing School in Mpls, graduating May 11, 1947, with a RN degree. Throughout her career in nursing she worked at the local hospitals in Crookston. Lorraine married the love of her life James Oliver Stainbrook on June 26, 1949 in Crookston. Lorraine loved to knit and crochet, making many gifts for family and friends. She also enjoyed spending her time at the cottage on Maple Lake, with Jim, family and friends.Special thanks goes to Mary Tuseth and Virginia Stainbrook, for all their care and love shown Lorraine over these past several years. Thank you to all the staff and caregivers at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home for providing great care and kindness to Lorraine.Lorraine is survived by three children, David (Yvonne) Stainbrook, Greensboro, NC, Mary Kay (Greg) Dufault, Howard, SD, and Rick (Deb) Stainbrook, Park Falls, WI; grandchildren, Kristin, Karen, Misty, Sean, Adam, Matthew and Jessica; great-grandchildren, Reagen , Easton, Violet, Vince, Theo, Orla and Ruby Marie. Lorraine is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James in 2013, a great grandson Gabriel Lucas in September 2015, and her sister Donna in October 2015, Memorials and Condolences may be sent to the family at this address Mary Kay Dufault, 610 North Section Line St, Howard, SD 57349.
91, of Angus, MN, passed away on Friday morning, May 6, 2016, surrounded by his
children, in Riverview Care Center, Crookston, MN. Stanley Leroy Johnston was
13, 1924, in rural Mentor, MN, to Herbert and Anna (Madsen) Johnston. He was
raised near Angus and graduated from the Northwest School of Agriculture in
Crookston in 1941. After high school, Stanley continued to make his living
farming, and on February 4, 1950, he was united in marriage to MaryAnn Fanfulik.
The couple farmed and raised their family in rural Angus. MaryAnn passed away in
2002. Stanley became a resident of Riverview Care Center in 2010.Stanley was
active in his community, serving on Angus Town Board for 32 years, as well as
receiving a Century Farmer Award. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church
in Euclid, MN. He was inducted into the Warren Bowling Hall of Fame and won
numerous bowling trophies and awards over the years. In addition to being an
avid bowler, Stanley collected innumerable baseball cards over his lifetime,
loved watching and going to Twins games, reading, and playing cards, especially
pinochle. He is survived by his eight children, James (Janice) Johnston of
Warren, Theresa (Orlyn) Gaddis of Mackay, ID, Sandra (Douglas) Camp of
Merrifield, MN, Kimberly (Wayne) Moen of Ada, MN, Scott (Marian) Johnston of
Lake Villa, IL, Chris Johnston of West Fargo, ND, Jill Anderson of Hillsboro,
ND, and Jennifer (Dennis) Tate of Crookston; fourteen grandchildren; twelve
great-grandchildren; and brother, Gene Johnston of Warren, MN. In addition to
his wife of 52 years, MaryAnn, Stanley was preceded in death by a son, Bradley;
and sisters, Eleanor (Orval) Wittman, and Elaine (Morris) Maruska. Visitation:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 5-7 PM, with a prayer service at 6:30 PM, in DuBore
Funeral Home, Warren, MN; and one hour prior to Mass.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, May 11, at 2:00 PM, in Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston, MN. Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Crookston. Arrangements with DuBore Funeral Home of Warren, MN. Online register book: www.duborefuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Riverview Foundation – Designated to the Care Center Fund, Crookston.
Anna Gawrylow, born December 11, 1922, of Denver, CO, passed away peacefully at Valley Eldercare Center on Saturday, May 7, 2016. There will be a private family interment at Oakdale Cemetery at 10 A.M. on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Allen L. Dahl, 79, Detroit Lakes and rural Borup, Minnesota, died Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, MN. Allen Lester Dahl was born February 11, 1937, in Ada, MN, the son of Anton and Ella (Rage) Dahl. He grew up on a farm near Borup and graduated from Borup High School in 1955. He enlisted into the United States Army and was stationed at Ft. Chaffee, AR. He also served for 2 years in Germany before his honorable discharge in July of 1957. Allen met a girl from Hitterdal named Naomi Tatley and they were united in marriage on May 31, 1958, at Salem Lutheran Church in Hitterdal. They moved into the Dahl family farm, near Borup, where they would reside for 58 years. Allen was a good steward of the land and protector of the soil. He knew the value of planting trees and always enjoyed the vegetables from the garden. He was gifted mechanically and would go out of his way helping others in need. When time allowed, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing trips, as well as many area auction sales with family and friends.Allen suffered a stroke in 1998 and worked tirelessly with Naomi’s help through many hours of therapy. He was determined to improve and be home on the farm. Many healthcare providers from the Fargo VA, Sanford Health, and Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home cared for Allen over the last months and years. Allen is survived by his wife, Naomi, his children; Neil of Moorhead, MN, Scott (Susan), Fisher, MN, Wayne (Connie), Wolf Point, MT, and Valerie, of New Hope, MN, a brother, Gerald (Jewel) of Felton, MN, a sister, Elaine (Paul) Gustafson, Rochester, MN, a brother-in-law, Kenneth Hviding, Shoreveiw, MN, a sister-in-law, Doris Dahl, Borup, MN, 4 grandchildren, LaRae, Christina, Lindsey, and Sarah, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leland and David, and two sisters, Laverne Dahl Hviding and Dorothy Mae Dahl. Funeral: 1:30PM Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Visitation: 12 Noon to 1:30PM Wednesday at the church. Burial: Jevnaker Cemetery, rural Borup, MN
Wayne DeLage, age 69,
of Crookston passed away at Altru Hospital surrounded by family May 4th,
2016 after a long battle with small cell lung cancer.
Ronnie Wayne Joseph DeLage was born March 2nd 1947 to Laura (Page) and Louis DeLage at St. Francis Hospital in Crookston, MN. As a young child, the family moved to Pierre, SD and at the age of 13, his father was killed in a construction accident. His mother moved them back to Crookston, MN where Ronnie would spend many hours with his favorite uncle, Tony DeLage.
Ronnie enlisted in the Navy in 1964 where he formally changed his name to Ronald Wayne DeLage in order to shorten his official Navy signature. Ronnie served in Vietnam on the USS Cogswell as a machinist and was honorably discharged in January of 1968. He then returned to Crookston where via a blind date he met the love of his life Pam (Pamela) Wermager. The two were married August 16, 1969 in Crookston. They had 4 children, 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The couple raised their family on a farm east of Crookston where he also served as Gentilly Township supervisor since 2001. He loved and was very proud of his kids and grandkids and looked forward to their annual camping trips.
Ronnie was a jack of all trades and loved all animals, especially dogs and horses, and in recent years he restored several antique horse buggies. He worked for his brother, Francis at the Phillips 66 station in Crookston and also had a 10-year career in carpentry before sharing his talent the next 38 years, he working for H&L Farms (Harold and Robert Ross).
Ronnie had a passion for his local VFW (Post 1902) where he was a lifetime member and has served as the Post Commander since 2014.
Ronnie is survived by his wife and best friend, Pam of Crookston, MN; his children, Rhonda (Phillip) Cyre of Watertown, SD, Richelle “Shelly” (Brian) Rust of Fertile, MN, Bret (Laura) DeLage of Climax, MN and Brandan (Laura) DeLage of Crookston; grandchildren, Ashley, Dylan, Zachery, Beau, Rylee, Brian, Kaitlyn, Aiden, Justin, Maliyah, Cameron, Makenah, Evan and Reese; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Tristan and Alyssa; brothers, Francis (Bev) DeLage and Darrel(Kathy) DeLage; his sister, Shereen (Mike) Lanctot; an adopted brother, Dave (Rosie) Armstrong; mother in law, Neva Wermager; sister in law, Loretta (Bob) Ross; a brother in law Wayne(Jeanette) Wermager and several nieces and nephews.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Laura and Louis, brother in law, Jerry Wermager and Nephew Joshua Lanctot.
Visitation and memory sharing will be Sunday May 8,2016 3p to 5p at Stenshol-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston, MN. A celebration of life and military honors provided by the Crookston Veterans’ Council and the National Guard all to held Monday, May 9, 2016 10 a.m. in St. Peters Catholic Church, Gentilly, MN.
Susan Ray Gunderson, 63, Ada, Minnesota, died Friday, April 29, 2016, at her home. Memorial Service: 10:30AM, Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Shelly, MN. Visitation: One hour before the service at the church. Interment: Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural Shelly, MN. Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
Roger L. Erickson, 61, Ada, Minnesota, died Sunday, May 1, 2016, in his home.Roger was born on October 15, 1954, in Ada, the son of LeRoy and Joanne (Fisher) Erickson. He attended the Faith United Church where he was confirmed. Roger graduated from Ada High School with the class of 1973 and attended the University of Minnesota at Crookston. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for a number of years and also worked for the Ada-Borup School District until he retired due to health reasons. Roger enjoyed following many of his son, Michael’s activities, especially baseball games, and he was extremely proud of him. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and co-workers. Roger is survived by his son, Michael Erickson, Ada, MN, two sisters, Fay (Dan) Vedbraaten, Thief River Falls, MN, Kay (John) Saude, Ada, MN, and one brother, Rodney (Tammy) Erickson, Ada, MN, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles. Funeral: 1:00PM, Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada. Visitation: One hour before the funeral at the funeral home. Interment: Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN.
Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
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