Current Obituaries - (Obituaries are posted for one week)

 

Carmel Espinosa, 87, a longtime Crookston, MN resident, died peacefully Monday afternoon, July 28, 2014, at the Bridges Benedictine Care Center in Ada, MN, with her family at her side. Carmel had become a resident at Bridges in October of 2012. She was born at Crystal City, TX on March 27, 1927 to Panteleone and Josefa (Trevino) Sanchez I. Carmel was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and traveled with her family to the Crookston area every year where they worked as migrants in the fields of local farmers. She later met a special young man by the name of Jesus "Jesse" Espinosa. Carmel and Jesse were united in marriage on September 24, 1947 at Crookston. After making the trip between Texas and Minnesota for many years with their growing family the couple decided in 1966 to make Crookston their home. While kept very busy raising a family of four, Carmel continued to work in the fields for several years. Jesse passed away on April 10, 1999. Carmel was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parish and a former member of St. Anne's. Throughout her life she enjoyed listening to Mexican music. Carmel loved her family dearly and always looked forward to their visits. They will remember her with great pride, and she will be missed beyond measure. Carmel is survived by her daughter, Olga (Leonard) Diaz of Hendrum, MN; 3 sons: Jesus Espinosa Jr. of Crookston, MN, Rey (Debra) Espinosa of Loveland, CO, and Miguel Espinosa of Crookston; 10 grandchildren: Teresa Rodriguez, David Villarreal, Rebecca Hukriede, Fidel Villarreal, and Carmen, Jessica, Justin, Grant, Grace, and Joseph Espinosa; 22 great- grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Panteleone Sanchez II of Sacramento, CA and Pablo Sanchez of Crystal City, TX; and many nieces and nephews, include 2 special nieces, Lela and Connie. In addition to her husband, Jesse, Carmel was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Solomon, Little Juan, Martha, and Emma; and a step-brother, Big Juan. May God bless Carmel's memory. 
The funeral service for Carmel Espinosa will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2014, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with Deacon Dan Hannig presiding. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Crookston. Online registry: www.stenshoel-houske.com

 

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Dorothy Harriet Kliner, age 84, a longtime Euclid, MN resident, died peacefully early Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Dorothy was born at rural Thief River Falls, MN on May 21, 1930 at the home of her parents, Hjalmar and Clara (Berg) Kalsnes. She was a 1948 graduate of Crookston's Central High School and furthered her education at the Teachers College in East Grand Forks, MN. She then taught at a country school in the Polk County School District until her marriage to Harvey James Kliner on June 21, 1950 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Euclid. Dorothy and Harvey lived and farmed at rural Euclid where they raised their 3 children: Diane, Floyd, and Henry. Dorothy loved her life on the farm and pitched right in where ever needed, but she especially enjoyed combining the grain harvest. The couple retired from farming in 1981. Sadly, Harvey passed away on December 26, 1985.
Dorothy was a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She also belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America, Euclid American Legion Auxiliary, ABBE Birthday Club, Town and Country Homemakers, and several other organizations. Favorite pastimes included gardening, and giving of her time as a volunteer at Church and anywhere help was needed. She was honored by the City of Crookston in December of 1997 when Mayor Don Osborne presented her with the Volunteer of the Year Award. During their marriage Dorothy and Harvey enjoyed traveling throughout many parts of the United States and she continued making trips with family and friends after his passing as well. Dorothy was a very loving wife and mother, but her most treasured roles were those of grandma and great-grandma. Blessed be Dorothy's memory.
Dorothy is survived by her 3 children and their spouses: Diane and Gary Y. Bush of Fargo, ND, Floyd and Jeanette Kliner of Euclid, MN, and Henry and Hazel Kliner of Warroad, MN; 9 grandchildren: Gary S. Bush of Fargo, Chris (Trista) Bush of Ft. Campbell, KY. Tammy Bush of Elizabeth City, NC, Betty Jo (RJ) Shook of Hyde Park, NY, Benjamin (Miriah) Kliner of Grand Forks, ND, Anna Kliner of Crookston, MN, Patrick (Ashley) Kliner of Grand Forks, Danell Eklund of Belle Plaine, MN; and Jaclyn (Joseph) Kennedy of Coon Rapids, MN; 16 great-grandchildren: Thomas and Kyle Shook, Jakob Blais, Simon Bush, Jackson Bush, Zayden Bush, Jacob Kliner, Joshua Kliner, Jessaca Kliner, Taylor Sanders, Noah Meyeraan, Bodi Meyeraan, Mae Kennedy, Richard Kennedy, Clare Kennedy, and Henry Kennedy, She also leaves 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Alton (Evelyn) Kalsnes of Forest Lake, MN and Donald (Marlene) Kalsnes of Turtle Lake, WI; 3 sisters-in-law: Joyce Olson, Myrna Kalsnes, and Bernie Klasnes; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to Harvey, Dorothy's beloved husband of 35 years, she was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Cassandra Robinson; an infant sister, Betty Ellen; and 4 brothers, Arnold, Harold, Harvey, and Merle Kalsnes.
Mass of Christian Burial for Dorothy Harriet Kliner will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Euclid, MN at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014, with The Rev. Emmanuel Sylvester, presiding. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Crookston, MN.
Online registry: www.stenshoelhouske.com

 

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Wayne C. Parkin, age 65, of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Wayne Charles Parkin was born June 29, 1949 in Crookston, MN the son of Loren and Gertrude (Malha) Parkin. He grew up and attended school in Crookston, MN, graduating from Crookston Central High School with the Class of 1967. Following his high school graduation he attended a Technical College in St. Paul, MN. He married Maureen Ann Quirk at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, MN on September 13, 1980. He worked at Northern Woodwork in Thief River Falls, MN, Gorman Cabinets in East Grand Forks, Wood Products of Grand Forks. In 1988 he began employment as a cabinet maker for the University of North Dakota until his retirement on December 31, 2009.
Cherished family members of Wayne include his loving wife Maureen of 33 years; 2 daughters, Michele (Christopher) Rice of Grand Forks, ND, Jennifer (Corey) Bos, of Moorhead, MN, siblings, Robert Parkin of Nephi, UT, Howard (Sherrie) Parkin of Yucipa, CA, Kurt (Tammy) Parkin of Crookston, MN, Marilyn (Henry) Weiland of Euclid, MN, Keith (Kim) Parkin of Crookston, MN and Neil (Carol) Parkin of Euclid, MN; brother-in-Law, Pat (Janet) Quirk of Osseo, WI along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Russell Parkin; nephew, Greg Quirk and a grandson, Aiden Bos.
Memorial Service: 10:30 AM on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN.
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Dahl Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN
Inurnment: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, MN. Arrangements By: Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Alice 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 complications. 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

 

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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

 

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Mary 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, Euclid, MN , with visitation from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM on Friday July 25, 2014 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Euclid, MN. Internment will be at Prairieview Cemetery of Euclid, MN. Arrangements are with Dahl Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, MN. Online guestbook:  www.dandahlfuneralhome.com  

 

 

 

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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 Kanten.
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.
Online registry:  www.stenshoelhouske.com


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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.
Arrangements with Erikson-Vik Funeral Home, Fertile, MN
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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 passing. 
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        

 

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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. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Arrangements with Fredrikson Funeral Home Ada, Minnesota (218-784-4600) www.fredriksonfh.com 

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Agnes Caroline Rost, 101, of Crookston , MN , died peacefully late Monday evening, July 7, 2014, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Agnes was born to Peder S. and Pauline (Peterson) Sevald in Garden Township of Polk County, near Winger, MN, on May 3, 1913. She was raised on the family’s farm, baptized and confirmed at the Union Lake Free Lutheran Church , and attended the nearby Hazel Hill Country School . Her high school years were spent boarding at the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston. She graduated from the School in 1931. On September 26, 1936 Agnes was united in marriage to Oliver Englbret Rost at Fertile, MN. Their marriage was blessed by the births of 3 children: Oris, Shirley and Alvin. The couple lived and farmed in Garden Township until moving to Crookston in 1957. For the next 28 years Agnes was employed by the Bethesda Nursing Home, first in the housekeeping department and later as an aide. She retired in 1985. Sadly, Oliver passed away on January 24, 1978. Beginning in the mid-1980’s Agnes became very active in the Foster Grandparent program of Crookston Public Schools. Being among so many children just starting their school years kept her young, and the kids loved her just as much as she loved them.  Agnes was very appreciative of nature and the outdoors and looked forward every spring to seeing butterflies do their graceful dance among the flowers. She was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting, and during her lifetime crocheted countless numbers of crosses for the world’s mission children and our soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq . Agnes always wanted to do what she could for the community and was a longtime blood donor, giving as recently as age 98. She was a lifelong member of the Union Lake Free Lutheran Church , and also held memberships in the Morgensol Chapter of the Sons of Norway, the Crookston Garden Club, and the Golden Link Senior Citizens Center. Agnes moved to the Villa from her Oak Court Apartment in 2002, and over the years formed many friendships among the staff and her fellow residents. She will be dearly missed by all who shared in her life.
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 Crookston , MN , with Pastor Don Edlund, officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at the Union Lake Free Lutheran Church Cemetery , rural Winger, MN. Online registry: www.stenshoelhouske.com

 

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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    

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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

 

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Agnes "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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