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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 5:0-7:00PM Friday, July 10, 2015, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Halstad, MN.
Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home
Halstad, Minnesota (218-456-2000)
www.fredriksonfh.com

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Robert "Bob" Wayne Patenaude, 72, of Red Lake Falls, passed away June 13th, 2015. He was born in Crookston on May 30th, 1943 to John and Marion (Korvela) Patenaude. Beginning his education in Red Lake Falls, he completed his senior year of high school in Crookston. Bob attended Bemidji State University for three semesters before joining the army reserve where he served as a cook for six years. Later, while working as a carpenter and landlord in Minneapolis, he married Deanna (Hansen) on August 1st, 1970. After having their first son, Dana, Bob and Deanna returned to rural Red Lake Falls to farm with Bob's father. Three more children followed, Jessica, Eric, and Ryan.
Through the years, Bob had a zest for life and enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, reading and gardening. He loved to bless his children and grandchildren with an occasional fish fry and display of fireworks. His bountiful garden produce was generously shared with friends, family, neighbors and church members. He was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Crookston, participating in jail ministry and door to door evangelism of the Gospel.
Bob is survived by his mother, Marion, of Brainerd; his children, Dana (Nedra) Patenaude of Mankato, Jessica (Brian) Christensen of Crookston, Eric (Rebecca) Patenaude of Bloomington, and Ryan (Stephanie) Patenaude of Plymouth along with 16 grandchildren; sisters Doreen (Rick) Mahoney, Deb Barnett, Jan (Robert) Patenaude Jamison, Suzanne (Ron) Gramer, and Jodi (Tim) Williams; brother Tim(Lisa) Patenaude; and his former spouse and "wife of his youth," Deanna Patenaude. He is preceded in death by his father John and three siblings: Katherine, John "Jackie," and Dennis.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 pm Thursday, June 18th at Stenshoel- Houske Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, June 19th at the Church of Christ, 321 5th Avenue So, Crookston. A private inurnment at Oakdale Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Memorials are preferred to Altru Hospice Program, Altru Health System, PO Box 6011, Grand Forks, ND 58206-9932.

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Robert “Bob” Janorschke Sr, 79, of Crookston passed away peacefully surrounded by family, June 14, 2015.
He was born June 10, 1936 in Mentor MN to Anton and Josephine (Hoffman) Janorschke. Graduated from Mentor Public School in 1954, after graduating Bob joined the United States Air Force. On December 23, 1957 Bob married Nancy Webster at St. Andrews Church in Mentor MN. Together they raised their children; Tammy, Bob, Pat, Kathy, Jodi, Merrie, Jerry and Jennifer.
Bob was a proud member of the Crookston Police Department from 1967 until retiring as the chief of police in 1992.  He was also a skilled carpenter, security guard at UMC for basketball games, real estate agent, and dedicated member of the Noon Day Lions Club in Crookston.
He enjoyed fishing with his children, deer hunting over the years, family vacations visiting relatives and weekends at the lake cabin.
Bob will be remembered for his sense of humor, the time he cherished with family, and being quick to hug everybody he came to meet.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Nancy; children, Tammy (Todd) Welter, Bob (Jackie) Janorschke, Pat (Cathie) Janorschke, Kathy (Jay) Stene, Jodi (Paul) Dragseth, Merrie (Jon) Nelson, Jerry (Shannon) Janorschke and Jennifer Janorschke; grandchildren, Leasa Welter, Katie (Ryan) Lariviere, Juston & Kevin Welter; Jerek, Jacie, JaLynn and Jillian Janorschke, Robert & Tanner Janorschke, Steven Stene, Whitney (Wes) Miller, Cole (Annie) Ricard, Brandon Stene, Drew & Noah Dragseth, Amber (Kyle) Swenson, Lyndsey (Josh) Hill and Matthew Maves; great-grandchildren, Oliver Janorschke, Hayden & Bennett Ricard; siblings, Alice F. Sebenaler, Joan (Bill) Renner; sister-in-law, Shirley Caulfield; brother-in-law, Jerry Josten, with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alby Janorschke; sister, Marie “Mickey” Josten; brother-in-laws, Ron Sebenaler & Jack Caulfield; nephew, Richard Sebenaler and granddaughter, Victoria Dragseth.
A Memorial Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday June 20 at Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm. Reception will be held at the Crookston American Legion after services.

 

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