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Rogus, 69, of Strandquist, MN, passed away early Thursday morning, July 24,
2014 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, after many years of health
Alice Toppen was born on August 31, 1944 in Whitehall, WI, the daughter of Irvine and Gladys Toppen. She was raised in Galesville, WI where she attended school. Alice attended Golden Valley Lutheran College where she sang in the choir. She traveled and sang with the college choir in 38 states and 12 countries. Alice worked at Sears Roebuck and Company in Minneapolis and Chicago. On September 7, 1974, she was united in marriage to Rudolph Rogus at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Galesville. They made their home in rural Strandquist, MN. Alice was a homemaker and worked as the Activities Director at the Good Samaritan Center in Warren, MN for many years.
Alice was a kind and gentle women who inspired people to be their best. She was a wonderful soloist who sang at many weddings and funerals. Alice liked to cook for people at any time of the day. She loved to spend time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Alice was the Sunshine Lady. She was still sending out cards even while she was in the hospital. She was an active member of Assumption Catholic Church for many years. She lived out her faith and her love of angels represented the treasure she truly was.
Left to mourn her passing are her husband of almost 40 years, Rudolph; children, Monica (Corey) Derby of Monticello, MN, Paul (Jessica) Rogus of Stephen, MN, Carmen (Kurt) Harmoning of Red Lake Falls, MN and Philip (Heather) Rogus of Stephen, MN; grandchildren, Hallie, Riley, Grace, Charlotte, Jacob, Summer, Taylin, Clara, Brayla and a grandchild due in September; twin brother, Allen Toppen of Galesville, WI; sister, Joann (Jim) Falter of Eau Claire, WI; mother-in-law, Joan Rogus of Crookston, MN; brother-in-law, Thomas (Venita) Rogus of Strandquist, MN; sister-in-law, Theresa (George) Cochran of Fr. Collins, CO and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Edward Rogus.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10:30 AM on Monday, July 28, 2014 at Assumption Catholic Church in Florian, MN. VISITATION: After 5:00 PM with a 6:30 PM Rosary and 6:45 PM Prayer Service on Sunday at Assumption Catholic Church in Florian and one hour before services on Monday at the church. INTERMENT: Assumption Cemetery, Florian, MN ONLINE REGISTER BOOK: www.duborefuneralhome.com
Laurice Ann Holtz, 86, of Crookston, MN, passed away peacefully Thursday
afternoon, July 24, 2014, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, with her family
at her side. Laurie, as she was affectionately known, was born on March 4, 1928
at Eldred, MN, the daughter of Henry and Irene (Wachter) Jobe. She
grew up in Eldred with her 3 sisters and 2 brothers, was baptized and confirmed
in the Lutheran faith, and attended the Eldred Consolidated School and Climax
High School. It was while keeping score for baseball games in Eldred that she
met a handsome young man named "Bunny." On March 4, 1947 Laurice Ann
Jobe and Charlton "Bunny" Holtz were united in marriage at Eldred.
Bunny would later say Laurie married him so she wouldn't have to record so many
of his errors. But she didn't go along with that at all, actually giving him
more! The couple made their home in Crookston where they lovingly raised their
daughter, Jaclynn, known best as "Jackie". Through the years Laurie
was employed at the New York Store, Lincoln Elementary School, and the Polk
County Auditor's Office. She retired in 1997, after serving for many years as
Administrative Assistant for the NW Regional Correctional Center. Retirement
meant having even more time to spend with their best friends, Jackie and her
husband, Arne. Sadly, Bunny passed away in 2003. Laurie was a devoted member of
Our Savior's Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school there for 9 years. She was
also a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries, and loved quilting,
evidenced by her memberships in the Fargo and Grand Forks Quilters Guilds, and
the Log Cabin and Headwaters Quilters Guilds in Bemidji. Laurie was a diehard
Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan, rarely missing a game on television. She loved
talking about Twins and Vikings with her Grandson, Eric. Some may remember her
demo-ing goodies for Hugo's Grocery Store in Crookston. Laurie moved to Bemidji
in 2007 to do "kid sitting" for her great-granddaughters, Amanda and
Emily, who were the loves of her life. She shared many suppers and much fun with
Missy and her husband Steve. She returned to Crookston in 2012 and became a
resident of the Summit.
Laurie leaves her daughter, Jackie Roseland of Crookston, MN; 2 grandchildren, Melissa "Missy" and Steve Barrus of Crookston, and Eric Roseland of New Hope, MN; 2 great-granddaughters, Amanda and Emily Barrus; 3 sisters: Maxine Wagner and LaVonne Hinkley of Crookston, and Joyce Zahler of Monticello, MN; a sister-in-law, Mary Jo Jobe of Crookston; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to Bunny, her husband of 56 years, she was preceded in death by her beloved son-in-law, Arne Roseland, who passed away in 2009; her parents; brothers, Eldo and Arlyn Jobe; and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Alvin Wagner, Richard Zahler, Newman Hinkley, and Emily Jobe. May God richly bless Laurie's memory.
The funeral service celebrating the life of Laurice Ann Holtz will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 28, 2014, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Crookston with The Rev. Steve Bohler, officiating. Visitation will be at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston. Online registry: www.stenshoelhouske.com
Lou Jerik, age 73 of Crookston, MN passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at
Riverview Hospital in Crookston, MN.Mary Lou was born to the late Emil and
Margaret (Goosen) Jerik on April 11, 1941 in Crookston, MN. She grew up in the
Key West and Euclid area.
Lived most of her life in a Group Home, attended the Crookston DAC until
recently the Riverview Adult Day Care. Mary Lou is survived by her brother
Robert (Dorothy) Jerik of East Grand Forks, special cousins Jessie and John
Rodseth; nieces, nephews and many Group Home friends and her special cat
Kitty-Kitty. She is predeceased by her parents and sister, Mildred Cariveau.
Funeral service will be 2:00
pm on Friday July 25, 2014 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 13439 Highway 75 SW,
Charles Robert “Chuck” Kanten, age 87, of Crookston, MN, and a former
longtime Milan, MN farmer, died peacefully at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston
on Monday evening, July 21, 2014, comforted that his family was at his side.
Chuck was born at Montevideo, MN on July 18, 1927, one of seven
children of the union of Ole and Ellen (Aamodt) Kanten. He grew up on the
family's farm in Big Bend Township of Chippewa County, near Milan; and was
baptized and confirmed at the Big Bend Lutheran Church. After attending a nearby
country school he went on to graduate from Milan High School in 1945. Chuck then
began working on the farm with his father. He enlisted in the National Guard in
November, 1947, and was called to active duty with the US Army on January 16,
1951. Chuck served stateside at Camp Rucker, AL as an Infantry Tank Leader, and
received his honorable discharge with the rank of MSgt on October 27, 1952. Upon
his return he was re-activated into the Guard and retired after twenty years of
service. On December 27, 1952 Chuck was united in marriage to Anne Ione Knutson
at the Eagle Grove Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove, IA. Chuck and Anne lived and
farmed in Big Bend Township and together raised 3 children: Kent, Erik, and
Rebecca. They were devoted members of Kviteseid Lutheran Church, where Chuck
served as Sunday school superintendent for many years, and gave of his time and
talents to the Board of Deacons. He was also a board member of the Madison
Lutheran Home. In 1975 he and Anne traveled as Lay Mission Observers for the
American Lutheran Church to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Cameroun, the Central
African Empire, and Libya, learning to connect mission with land and hunger
issues and sharing that knowledge with district ALC congregations. While
overseeing a very successful farming operation growing sugar beets and small
grains, Chuck served as a director of the Southern Minnesota Sugar Beet Coop,
and was a director for the Milan Farmers' Coop Elevator. Additionally he held
membership in the Countryside Council Task Force at Marshall, MN. He became very
active in the American Agriculture Movement (AAM), and in 1978 spent several
months in Washington, DC focusing his efforts on agricultural policy in general,
and the cause of Minnesota farmers in particular. In 1979 he and his son, Kent,
drove a tractor from their farm to Washington D.C. in solidarity with others
seeking to have their voices heard. He and Anne spent many winter months in
Washington working on domestic sugar legislation, and lobbying congress for fair
agricultural policy over the next years. He was also voted Land Conservation
Farmer of the Year for his work in furthering that endeavor, and added his
counsel to the Bread for the World program. In 1983 the couple relocated to St.
Paul, MN as Anne became Minnesota's Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture during
Governor Rudy Perpich's administration. At this same time Chuck served as
Director of Rural Ministries for the American Lutheran Church with offices in
Minneapolis. Chuck continued to be extremely active in the work of the Church
and its relationship to farming by speaking at churches across the US, and
conducting workshops at Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, IA and Augsburg College in
Minneapolis entitled, "A Farmer Looks at World Hunger." He also worked
with the production team that made the ALC film, "Gathered and
Scattered." Chuck and Anne later made their home in Hawick, MN, near New
London-Spicer, and then in 2000 returned to Milan. Retirement from farming could
not be found in Chuck's vocabulary and it was not unusual to see him visiting
the farm, climbing out of his pick-up with cane in hand, and
"supervising." In 2012 Chuck and Anne came to Crookston and became
residents of the Summit at Villa St. Vincent. With his health in decline, Chuck
had recently moved to the nursing home side of the campus. Chuck's legacy was
one of family, farming, faith, and flag; the love and devotion he had for his
wife, Anne, and their children and grandchildren; his passion for the land that
meant so much to him and his pride in passing its stewardship on to his son; a
lifetime of faith and service to the Lord; and his patriotism demonstrated every
time he put on his uniform. May God richly bless the memory of Charles Robert
Grateful to have shared in Chuck's life is his beloved wife of 61 years, Anne; their 3 children and spouses: Kent Kanten and wife, Kim, of Milan, MN, Erik Kanten and his wife, Judie, of Crookston, MN, and Rebecca Kanten-McCoy and her husband, Jack McCoy, of White Bear Lake, MN; 9 grandchildren: James (Laura) Kanten of Milan, Kristin (Aaron) Vadnais of Benson, MN, Timothy (Sierra) Kanten of Milan; Emily Kanten (Alex Ranz) of Moorhead, MN, Sarah Kanten, Mollie Kanten, and Rachel Kanten, all of Crookston; and Noah McCoy and Caitlin McCoy of White Bear Lake. He also leaves a brother, Ralph (Virgie) Kanten of Tempe, AZ; a sister, Alvira Anderson of Los Angeles, CA; 2 brothers-in-law, Alvin Chromey of New Prague, MN and Lou Errede of Wayzata, MN; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Chuck was preceeded in death by sisters Betty Kanten, Helen Chromey, Marion Errede and Dee Kanten.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Charles Robert Kanten will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, in the Chapel of the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN, with The Rev. Cathie Rhodes, officiating. Visitation with Chuck's family will be for one hour prior to the service.
A second memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, August 3, 2014, in the Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan, MN, with The Rev. Kristine Isder, officiating. Visitation will be at the church for the hour before the service. Burial will take place in the Kviteseid Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.
Elva Borslien, 80, Fertile, MN, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile.
Elva Glendora (Hauge) Borslien was born August 18, 1933, to Thomas and Alma (Christianson) Hauge in Woodside Township, Polk County, Minnesota. She attended Woodside Country School, District 156, for three years. She transferred to Mentor Public School, after the country school closed, graduating in 1952. After a few years working as a Nanny in Grand Forks, Elva took employment as a nursing assistant, at Pioneer Memorial Care Center, Erskine, MN, where she worked for several years.
On November 16, 1974, Elva was married to Nelfred Borslien of rural Fertile. The couple engaged in farming until retiring and moved to Fertile. Nelfred and Elva worked at the Steam Thrashers Reunion in Rollag, MN and enjoyed going to local events at churches, museums and towns.
Elva entered the Riverview Care Center, Crookston, MN, in December 2010. She transferred to the Fair Meadow Nursing Home in April 2012, where she resided until death.
Elva was preceded in death by her husband, Nelfred (2011), her parents, brothers: Sidney, Aurel, and Efnor; and a sister Lillian Moen. She is survived by two brothers, Trygve (Beatrice) Hauge and Carrol (Mavis) Hauge, both in the Twin Cities, sister-in-law, Emma Borslien, Crookston, MN, several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Elva was an active member of Maple Bay Lutheran Free Church, where she was baptized, confirmed, and married. She enjoyed doing crafts, especially with ceramic figurines. In her later years she worked on word search puzzles. She remained active until the last few months and was a joy to the nursing home staff. Elva will be sorely missed by the family and all those who came to know her. While earthly sadness prevails the heavens are rejoicing that another dear saint has come home to joyful bliss.
Blessed be the memories of Elva!
Funeral: 11:00AM Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Maple Bay Free Lutheran Church, Maple Bay, MN.
Visitation: One hour before the service at the church.
Burial: First Evanger Lutheran Cemetery, Fertile, MN.
Elba Marie Breed-Harstad, 101,
of Apple Valley, CA, and formerly of Crookston, MN, died at her home on June 16,
2014, surrounded by her family. Elba was born in Crookston on May 5, 1913 to
Frank and Elsie (Bjorgo) Lerum. She was the oldest of 6 children including
siblings: Frances, Leota, Galen, Robert, and Bette Jane. Elba grew up in
Crookston and graduated from Central High School in 1933. She was united in
marriage to Rolland Breed and they made their home in Crookston, where they
raised two daughters, Barbara and Loralee. Rolland operated an auto repair shop
and later farmed in the area. After retiring from farming the couple owned the
Coast to Coast Store in Crookston. They were devoted members of the Trinity
Lutheran Church. Rolland passed away in 1977. In 1984 Elba resumed her high
school romance with Lawrence Harstad and they were married in 1985. Elba and
Larry enjoyed US and world travel while making their home in California. They
were members of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Victorville and actively involved
with Apple Valley’s Thunderbirds Square Dance Club, for which they served as
officers for many years. Following Larry’s death in 2006, Elba moved to the
Rock Spring Retirement Living Center where she remained vibrant until her
Elba is lovingly survived by her daughters, Barbara (Ed) Regan and Loralee (Al) Lopez, both of Ridgecrest, CA; a step-son, Jerry (Barb) Harstad; grandsons: Michael Regan, Andrew (Audrey) Lopez, and Ryan (Nike) Lopez; step-granddaughters: Debbie (Mike) Brassier, Tammy (George) Berkner, and Joy Dodd; several great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Lerum of Crookston, MN; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her husbands, Rolland and Larry, Elba was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; step-daughter, Lori Dodd; and granddaughter, Debbie Regan. May God bless Elba’s memory.
A graveside service for Elba Breed-Harstad will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July, 18, 2014, at the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston. Elba’s funeral service was held in California on June 28th. The family requests memorials be made in her name to your favorite charity. Online registry: www.stenshoel-houske.com
Myra Johnson, 71, Hendrum, Minnesota, died
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in her home.
Funeral services will be11:00am, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hendrum, MN, with visitation Monday, July 14th from 5:00-7:00pm with a Prayer Service at 6:30pm at the Fredrikson Valley Funeral Home, Halstad, MN.
Agnes Caroline Rost, 101,
Loving family members include her 3 children: Oris Rost of Circle Pines, MN, Shirley Rubenstein of Dallas, TX, and Alvin (Susan) Rost of Park Rapids, MN; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren including: Thomas (Beth )Rost -Madeline and Leah, Timothy (Donna) Rost-Casey and Brandon, Vince (Kyong) Rost-Oris and Tiger, Michael (Karen) Rubenstein, Alyssa(Jon) Marker-Madeline and Jack, Michelle Rost, Douglas Rost, and Jennifer (Eric) Zeltwanger-William and Henry; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to Oliver, her beloved husband of 41 years, she was preceded in death by her parents, Peder and Pauline Sevald; son-in-law, David Rubenstein; daughter-in-law, Hazel Rost; and 4 siblings: Cora Irwin, Sanford Sevald, Perry Sevald, and Helen Larson. May God bless Agnes’ memory.
The funeral service celebrating the life of Agnes Caroline Rost will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in
Dr. David George Jansen, 79, of Crookston, MN, died Sunday afternoon,
July 6, 2014, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, following a brief
illness. Several members of his
family were at his side.
David was born in Minneapolis, MN on January 17, 1935, the son of Gerhardt and
Ethel (Becklin) Jansen. He received his education in the Minneapolis Public
Schools and went on to attend Augsburg College in St. Paul. He later transferred
to the University of Minnesota where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree while
majoring in Philosophy and English. David then enrolled at Augustana Seminary in
Rock Island, IL and was later ordained into the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
After further study at Superior (WI) State University he completed work on his
Masters Degree in Counseling and followed that with a PhD in Clinical Psychology
at the University of Indiana in Bloomington. David practiced clinical psychology
in several states before coming to Grand Forks in 1987. Later that year on
September 3rd he was united in marriage to Marlene Rae Muir at the
Wesley United Methodist Church in Grand Forks. The couple made their home in
Grand Forks and created a blended family between his five children and
Marlene’s three children. In 1998 David and Marlene moved to Crookston. Sadly,
Marlene passed away on October 3, 2013. David continued to maintain his clinical
psychology practice to the present time as owner of the Prairie Psychological
Center in Crookston. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Forks
and a former member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston. David was a
longtime member of the Crookston Lions Club and served for many years as the
organization’s ‘tail twister’. He was a diehard Chicago Cubs baseball fan
and never lost faith that ‘someday’ they might win it all. Professionally,
David was licensed to practice clinical psychology in several states, and was a
member of the American Psychologist’s Association and the Clinical Hypnosis
Society of Minnesota. He will be very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by
his family and friends.
David is survived by his 5 children: Loren (Laura) Jansen of St. Peter, MN, Lawrence Jansen of Elk River, MN, Sharon (Travis) Smith of Manhattan, KS, Dean (Carolyn) Jansen of Warsaw, IN, and Lowell Jansen of Brooklyn Center, MN; 3 step- children: Stephanie (Jim) Selby of Zeeland, MI, Stacie (Shawn) Rumsey of Holland, MI, and Kenneth “Steve” Bakke (Sara Daugherty) of Grand Forks, ND; numerous grandchildren; a brother and 2 sisters: Harold (Betty) Jansen of Rapid City, SD, Bonnie Bies of Yorba Linda, CA; and Edith Cousins of Nowthen, MN; a sister-in-law and 2 brothers-in-law: Marcia (George) Allison of Crookston, MN; Robert (Jeanne) Muir of Danville, KY; and Ronald Muir of Fairbanks, AK; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to Marlene, his beloved wife of 26 years, David was preceded in death by his parents, Gerhardt and Ethel, and infant sister, Ruth. May God bless David’s memory.
A Celebration of Life service for David George Jansen, PhD, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1710 Cherry Street, Grand Forks, ND, with The Rev. Craig Fenske, officiating. Visitation will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston on Wednesday from 5-7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service and time of sharing, and will continue at Immanuel Lutheran for one hour prior to the funeral. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Columbarium at the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. The family requests that memorials be given in David’s name to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Online registry: www.stenshoelhouske.com
David R. Anderson Sr., age 69, of Lakeville, MN, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Augustana Health Care Center in Apple Valley, MN.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 7, 2014, at Union Lake Lutheran Church, rural Winger, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral. Inurnment will take place at Dovre Free Lutheran Cemetery, Winger. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home of Mahnomen, MN. www.andersonfamilyfh.com.
"Aggie" Bestul, age 93, of Winger, MN, died Monday, June 30, 2014,
at her home.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Faaberg Lutheran Church, Rindal, MN. Visitation will be held Monday, July 7th from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and continue one hour prior to the funeral all at Faaberg Lutheran Church. Burial will be in church cemetery.Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home of Mahnomen, MN. www.andersonfamilyfh.com.
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