POLK COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Polk County Obituaries
Part 013

 

 

Truman Julius Johnson

1915-2009

Born: November 25, 1915
Died: August 05, 2009

U.S. Veteran

Truman Johnson, age 93, of Erskine, Minnesota, and formerly of McIntosh, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday (August 5th) at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday (August 10th) at Immanuel Lutheran Church in McIntosh with the Rev. Mark Peske officiating. Interment will be in First English Lutheran Cemetery, rural Mentor, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Sunday (August 9th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Erskine. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Military honors will be provided by the McIntosh V.F.W. Post #6891. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home, serving McIntosh and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Truman Julius Johnson was born on November 25, 1915 in Badger Township, Polk County, Minnesota to parents Herbert and Anna (Olson) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at First English Lutheran Church in Mentor. He attended rural school in Badger Township and farmed with his father there until he left for military service.

Truman entered the United States Army in January of 1942, serving 30 months in combat in the European Theatre during World War II. He received his honorable discharge in October of 1945 and returned home to his life of farming.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Agar Clark on June 24, 1978. After their marriage, they made their home on the farm. They also enjoyed traveling together for several years prior to selling the farm and moving to McIntosh. They resided there for seven years until moving to the Country Place in Erskine.

Truman was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in McIntosh. He enjoyed woodworking, was a skilled welder, and, in his retirement, raised bees and built bee boxes.

Truman passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine at the age of 93 years, eight months and 11 days.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Erskine; two stepchildren, Sally Summers of Devils Lake, North Dakota and Donald (Carleen) Agar of Fosston; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Johnson and Gertrude Johnson, both of Erskine. Nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marvin and Roy Johnson; sister, Agnes (Johnson) Hovland; and stepson, Robert Agar.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Vernon Berg, Wilson Galland, Randy Lee, Art Olson and Ogden Farder, Jr.

Pallbearers will be Leslie Alme, Ray Hovland, Andrew Alme, Merlyn Alme, Dave Johnson and David Johnson.

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Vernon Andrew Johnson

1929-2008

Born: January 18, 1929
Died: October 18, 2008

Vernon Johnson, age 79, of rural Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday (October 18th) at his home. As per Vernon's wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Vernon Andrew Johnson was born on January 18, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Carl and Myrtle (Carlson) Johnson. He grew up on his grandmother's farm, the Carrie Carlson farm, in Queen Township and attended school at Fosston High School. At the age of 17, Vernon went to live with his father in Chicago, Illinois where he graduated from Lakeview High School.

Following high school, Vernon began working at Commonwealth Edison in Chicago. It was also at this time that he met and married Marie Angelo Johnson, spending the next 32 years together. Vernon retired from Commonwealth Edison after 44 years of faithful service. After his retirement, Vernon would spend six months at the farm in Queen Township and then six months in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2001, he met his life companion, Patricia, who accompanied him on his travels.

Vernon enjoyed his life at home with Patricia and his friends. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and the outdoors. Most of all he loved the time that he could spend with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include four children, Kathleen (Ken) Yetka, Tina (Steve) Healy, and Ron (Loretta) Johnson, all of Palatine, IL, and Kim (Darren) Stahulak of St. Charles, IL. Also surviving is his companion, Patricia Flynn of St. Petersburg, FL; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; and friends Duane (Annette) Dunrud of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and Casey (Chris) Witek of Park Ridge, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Yvonne Kay "Vonni" Johnson

1946-2012

Born: June 20, 1946
Died: May 20, 2012

Yvonne "Vonnie" Johnson, age 65, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday (May 20th) at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (June 2nd) at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Interment will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Yvonne Kay Johnson was born on June 20, 1946 in Crookston, Minnesota, to parents Sidney and Ione (Sheggrud) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston, Minnesota. Vonni grew up in Fosston and graduated from Fosston High School in 1964. After attending Bemidji State University for one year, she moved to Minneapolis and attended xray and lab school. Upon completion, she worked for doctors in St. Paul for 23 years.

Vonni then attended computer school, becoming a computer technician working for Black Box Company in Minneapolis until retiring in 2011 and returning home to Fosston.

Vonni was a lover of all sports especially golf; and an animal lover, especially cats, dogs and horses.

Vonni passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the age of 65 years.

She is survived by her mother, Ione Johnson of Fosston. She was preceded in death by her father, Sidney Johnson; brother, Craig Johnson; and sister, Deaun VanLiere.

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Glenn Johnson, Sr.

1920-2011

Born: August 11, 1920
Died: January 01, 2011

U.S. Veteran

Glenn Johnson, Sr., age 90, of Naytahwaush, Minnesota, and formerly of Lengby, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday (January 1st) at the Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday (January 6th) at Poplar Lake Lutheran Church, rural Fosston with Doyle Turner officiating. Interment will be in the Lengby City Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Military rites will be conducted by the Spring Lake V.F.W. Post #2759 of Lengby and arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston. Messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Glenn was born on August 11, 1920 in McIntosh, Minnesota to parents Edwin and Maria (Klingstrom) Johnson. His father farmed and ran a livery. His mother was a homemaker.

Glenn lived in the McIntosh-Fosston area, attending country schools. He moved to Lengby with his parents, sisters and brother until October 19, 1942 when he went into the Army. He served as a medic and truck driver. While overseas, he was in Rome-Arno, Northern Apennines, Po-Vally France, and northern Africa. He was honorably discharged on October 29, 1945.

He was united in marriage to Edith Haltli on October 12, 1942.

Glenn was also in the CCS for 2 years when he was sixteen years old. He drove truck for a time, before entering the Army, for J.P. Peterson of Lengby and several others.

After his discharge, he and Edith made their home for a while in Sioux City, Iowa. The moved back home to Lengby to make their home with his parents.

Glenn's love of travel took him many places to do a number of jobs. He was a well driller in Greenland and Boston. He worked many years in Alaska on an Army base, building roads and cooking. He was employed by Al's Electric for Al Olson, Sr. as an electricians helper. He worked for the City of Fosston after deciding to quit traveling. He also tended bar for the municipal liquor store in Fosston and at the Corner Bar in Lengby.

His love of cooking brought he and Edith to run the Cafe in Lengby, until failing health caused him to semi-retire, after which he loved to work on small engines out of his shop at home. He was a member of Spring Lake V.F. W. Post #2759 of Lengby.

He and Edith loved to garden and fish. They raised a garden each summer.

Together they raised eight boys and one girl, Dwight (Colleen) of Naytahwaush, Minnesota, Raymond (Debbie) of Cross Lake, Minnesota, Michael (Carol) of Lengby, Greg (Karen) of Duluth, Minnesota, Tim (Marlene) of Lengby, Gary (Julie) of Elk River, Minnesota, Steven (Pam) of Superior, WI, Carol (Jerry) of Foss, OK, and Glenn, Jr. (Wendy) of Nisswa, Minnesota. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Edith, one daughter, Caroline, one brother, Raymond Johnson, four sisters, Selma, Helena, Genevieve, and Muriel, two half brothers, Henry and Victor and one half sister, Grace; an infant grandson; and great great granddaughter, Gabrielle Jo Johnson.

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Elton Wayne "Buck" Jones

1941-2009

Died: October 30, 2009

Elton "Buck" Jones, age 68, from Erskine, Minnesota passed away on Friday, October 30th at First Care Hospital in Fosston, Minnesota.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 5th at 2:00 PM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church rural Mentor, Minnesota with Monsignor Roger Grundhaus presiding. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Erskine, and there will also be reviewal for one hour before the funeral at the church. Interment will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery, rural Mentor, and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Erskine is in charge of the arrangements.

Elton Wayne Jones was born on April 27, 1941 in Cuba City, Wisconsin to parents Kenneth and Bethel (Woolf) Jones. He graduated from Platteville High School in Platteville, Wisconsin in 1959.

After high school, Buck joined the Navy and studied electronics and served on a ship that tracked airplanes in the North Pacific. He witnessed the first nuclear blast in the South Pacific and the first two space capsule pick-ups. After the Navy, he went to work in Rockford for Sundstrand as an electrician for four years, then to Chrysler Corporation for seven years. While there, "Buck" went to Rock Valley Junior College and bought his first farm. He kept that farm for four years then bought three farms near Lancaster. "Buck" farmed those for a few years then bought farms in Minnesota. While buying and selling farms, he became a farm equipment jockey and bought and sold farm equipment.

To be home more, Buck went to work for American Crystal Sugar and worked there twenty six years as an electrician. The last sixteen years he was the union president for that local. The union job gave him exposure to the Democratic Party and he spent a lot of time in Washington D.C. lobbying for farm bills and sugar interests where he was at the time of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He was also a delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Buck was married to Virginia "Ginny" Noyes on November 12, 1976 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fosston, Minnesota. They have resided in the rural McIntosh area and in Erskine for many years.

On Friday, October 30, 2009 Elton Jones passed away at First Care Hospital in Fosston at the age of 68 years.

He is survived by his wife Ginny, of Erskine; children, Abby Jones of Crookston, Minnesota, Tim (Sue) LeBlanc of Bismarck, North Dakota, Michael (Kim) LeBlanc of Pensacola, FL and Deana Johnson of Orlando, FL; seven grandchildren, Melissa Johnson, Megan Johnson, Alex LeBlanc, Victoria LeBlanc, Andrew LeBlanc, Veronica LeBlanc and Rachel LeBlanc; his mother, Bethel Edge of Wisconsin; step-brothers, Gary (Becky) Edge of Idaho and Randy (Vicky) Edge of Bloomington, Minnesota; and step-sister, Bonnie Braynt of Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father; his step-father, Paul Edge; and grandson, Matthew LeBlanc.

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LeRoy Gustav Jopp

1943-2008

Born: June 06, 1943
Died: September 06, 2008

LeRoy Jopp, age 65, of McIntosh, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday (September 6th) at First Care Hospital in Fosston. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday (September 12th) at the McIntosh Community Center in McIntosh. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home, serving McIntosh.

LeRoy Gustav Jopp was born June 6, 1943 in Watertown, Minnesota to George Martin Jopp and Marcella Emile Dressel. He graduated high school 1963. After high school he worked at Tonka Toys in Watertown. He married Lois Lorena Lobitz in August 24, 1968 in Watertown, Minnesota;. In the 70's, Leroy went to school to be a baker which he did for a few years until he started to travel around Minnesota and he finally ended up in McIntosh at Riverside Board and Lodge on January 31, 1991

He was a man about town! You could always see LeRoy walking around town greeting people, doing odd jobs, and trying his best to get a diet coke, cigarettes, or money. LeRoy was always interested in what people were doing. He had a good memory for names and would often remember months later, recalling the last topic of conversation they talked about.

LeRoy died at First Care Medical Center in Fosston, Minnesota on September 6th at the age of 65 years. He is survived by daughters: Jennifer (Clayton) Quast of Brainerd , Minnesota, Rebecca (Jerry) VonBerge of Byron , Minnesota, brother Robert "Bob" (Kathleen) Jopp of Delano, Minnesota and sister Katherine [Leon ] Habisch of Montrose, Minnesota.

He is preceded in death by his parents George and Marcella and brothers Warren and Allan.

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Chester LeRoy Jordet

1921-2007

Born: May 21, 1921
Died: November 10, 2007

Chester Jordet, age 86, from Gully, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, November 10th at First Care Hospital in Fosston, Minnesota. Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 16th at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Fosston with Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Interment of cremains will be at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, rural Gully and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of arrangements. Sympathy messages may be sent to www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Chester LeRoy Jordet was born on May 21, 1921 in Portland, North Dakota to parents Oscar and Mary (Olson) Jordet. He was baptized and confirmed at Aurdal Lutheran Church in Portland.

In 1939, Chester moved with his family to Eden Township, rural Gully, Minnesota. He farmed for many years and worked as a custodian for 12 years at the Gonvick School in Gonvick, Minnesota until his retirement.

On November 25th, 1977 Chester was united in marriage to Phyllis Strom at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church in McIntosh, Minnesota. They resided in McIntosh for a year before moving to Chester's farm near Gully, where they have since resided.

On Saturday, November 10, 2007 Chester passed away at First Care Hospital in Fosston, Minnesota at the age of 86 years.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis; seven step children, Wayne (Vicky) Strom of McIntosh, Julie (Mike) Paquin of Brooks, Minnesota, Joel (Connie) Strom of McIntosh, Dean (Gail) Strom of McIntosh, Mary (Mark) Schmidt of Crookston, Minnesota, Beth (Tim) Fortin of Golden Valley, Minnesota and Terry (Heidi) Strom of Lady Smith, WI; 21 step grandchildren; and 17 step great grandchildren; as well as other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one step son, David Strom; one step granddaughter, Natasha Rose Strom; two brothers, Edwin and Clarence; and one sister, Mae Jordet.

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Phyllis Verona (Reichenbach, Strom)
JORDET

1926-2014

Born: September 02, 1926
Died: June 24, 2014

Phyllis Strom Jordet, age 87, of McIntosh, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday (June 24th) at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (June 28th) at Mount Carmel Free Lutheran Church in McIntosh with the Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Interment will be in Asphult Cemetery, rural McIntosh. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home, serving McIntosh and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com. Memorials are preferred to the Asphult Cemetery Fund.

Phyllis Verona Reichenbach was born on September 2, 1926 in Heier Township, Mahnomen County, Minnesota to parents Christian and Mary Yost Reichenbach. She was baptized and confirmed at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston and graduated from Fosston High School in 1944. During and following high school, Phyllis worked at Dahl's Bakery in Fosston, the Fosston Egg Station and at the Gambles Store in Fosston.

Phyllis was united in marriage to Stanley "Bobby" Strom August 30, 1947 at Kingo Lutheran Church. After their marriage, they lived and began raising their family near McIntosh. Bobby passed away due a construction accident on September 30, 1966. She continued on raising her family and working at the Mac Manor, Gordy's Fairway, as an outreach worker for Inter-County Community Action Agency of Oklee, Minnesota, and for CETA (Comprehensive Employment Program) at Crookston, Minnesota.

She was married to Chester Jordet on November 25, 1977. They lived south of Gully, Minnesota for the next 30 years and Phyllis worked at Mrs. Olsen's Lefsa Plant near Gonvick, Minnesota. Chester passed away on November 10, 2007. After Chester passed away, she moved to McIntosh and then, in September of 2013, to McIntosh Senior Living. She was currently a resident of Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston.

She was a past member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Gonvick, Zion Lutheran Church near Gully and was currently attending Mt. Carmel Free Lutheran Church in McIntosh. She liked traveling, gardening, sewing, quilting, and going to flea markets. She also loved to read and stayed up on current events and was proud to have established the first Community Education Program in McIntosh. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.

Phyllis passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston at the age of 87 years, nine months and 22 days.

Survivors include seven children, Wayne (Vicki) Strom of McIntosh, Julie (Mike) Paquin of Brooks, Minnesota, Joel (Connie) Strom of McIntosh, Dean (Gail) Strom of McIntosh, Mary (Mark) Schmidt of Crookston, Minnesota, Beth (Tim) Fortin of Golden Valley, Minnesota, and Terry (Heidi) Strom of Erskine, Minnesota; 21 grandchildren, Chad Strom, Cindy Holmvick, Mark Strom, Marshall Strom, Michelle Mack, Dustin Paquin, Rebecca Paquin, Toby Strom, Brady Strom, Bobby Strom, Micah Strom, Matthew Strom, Kristi Tofstad, Amanda Johnson, Hannah Schmidt-Hooper, Holly Klawitter, Whitney Regan, Nikki Fortin, Jessica Strom, Trevor Strom, and David Strom; 25 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; one son, David Strom; two brothers, Robert and Ted Reichenbach; and three sisters, Gertrude Torske, Christine Krueger, and Marian Enerson.

Honorary Pallbearers: All of Phyllis's grandchildren and great grandchildren

Pallbearers: Chad Strom, Dustin Paquin, Micah Strom, Toby Strom, Hannah Hooper, Nikki Fortin and David Strom.

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Lillian Cornelia (Voigt) Jorstad

1914-2013

Born: September 04, 1914
Died: December 20, 2013

Lillian Jorstad, age 99, of McIntosh, Minnesota, passed away on Friday (December 20th) at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (December 28th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston with the Rev. Gordon Syverson officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, rural McIntosh, in the spring. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Lillian Cornelia Voigt was born on September 4, 1914 in Northwood, North Dakota to parents Hans Christian "Christ" and Signa Ofte Voigt. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church near McIntosh, attended rural school in Lessor Township, and graduated from McIntosh High School.

She was married to Rolf Jorstad and they farmed and raised their family north of McIntosh. Rolf passed away in 1968. She continued to live on the farm until moving into the Cottage Apartments in McIntosh. She moved to the Country Place in Erskine and then to the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in 2004.

She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in McIntosh.

Lillian passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine at the age of 99 years, three months and 16 days.

Survivors include three children, Kenneth of Seattle, WA, Emily Browning of Bealeton, VA, and David (Jan) of Crystal River, FL; grandchildren, Cheryl, Stephen, Sheila, Terry, Jonathan and Jody; and great grandchildren; and one brother, Helmer Voigt of St. Paul, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolf; daughter, Ruth Williams; her parents; brother, Arthur Voigt; sister, Clara Voigt; and her sister-in-law, Margaret Voigt.

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Clayton Orville Juve

1924-2009

Born: January 15, 1924
Died: September 30, 2009

U.S. Veteran

Clayton Juve, age 85, of Fosston, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, September 30th at First Care Hospital in Fosston. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 6th at 11:00 AM at Bethel Assembly Church in Fosston with Pastor Marvel Juve officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the funeral at the church, and interment will be at Queen Cemetery, rural Fosston. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials can be directed to the Queen Cemetery Fund.

Clayton Orville Juve was born on January 15, 1924 at home in Brandsvold Township, rural Fosston, Minnesota to parents Thor-Thorvald "TT"and Carrie (Rusten) Juve. He attended school through the eighth grade at the Cloverdale School District No. 237. He then stayed home farming until he was inducted into the United States Army at the age of 25 years.

In 1949, he took basic training at Camp Chaffee in Arkansas and then was stationed in Fort Lewis, Texas. He received his honorable discharge in 1950. Following his discharge, he worked at American Crystal Sugar in East Grand Forks, Minnesota on the sugar dryer during the winters, from 1950 through 1960. In the summer months, Clayton worked on the Ralph Sorenson farm near Fisher, Minnesota.

In 1960, Clayton went to work and live on the Lloyd and Judy Dunrud farm until his retirement in 2000. Following his retirement, Clayton lived with his sister, Gladys, until entering the First Care Nursing Home in Fosston in the fall of 2002. He became a resident of the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine in the fall of 2008.

Clayton passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at First Care Hospital in Fosston at the age of 85 years.

He is survived by sister-in-law, Mary Ann Juve of Fosston; several nieces, nephews and other relatives; and extended family, Lloyd and Judy Dunrud, Steven, Stephanie, Joel and Bryan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Gladys Anderson and Stella Bjordahl; five brothers, Alfred, Clarence, Kermit, Robert, and Leland.

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Edna (Nesvold) Kahl

1906-2007

Born: April 27, 1906
Died: September 24, 2007

Edna Kahl, age 101, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on Monday (September 24th) at the Eventide Senior Living Center in Moorhead, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (September 29th) at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. John Dalen officiating. Interment will be in Kingo Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday (September 28th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston. Sympathy messages may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.

"The memory of the righteous will be a blessing," Proverbs 10:7A

Edna Nesvold was born on April, 27, 1906, on a farm near Dalton, Minnesota, to Hans and Mary (Hanson) Nesvold, where she spent the first twelve years of her life. Her family then moved to rural Fosston, Minnesota, where Edna attended Steinbrenner School.

As the oldest of ten children, Edna's teenage years found her assisting in the lives and needs of her siblings. During this period of her life, she developed an avid interest in the sewing of clothes for others. She became an expert seamstress, which led to her travels to Minneapolis to work in a clothing factory. During her lifetime, Edna designed hundreds of wedding dresses. She also served as a nanny in Duluth and Proctor, Minnesota.

Edna married Donald Kahl in Fosston on November 27, 1938. They made their home in the Fosston area on the family farm. They were members of Kingo Lutheran Church. Donald passed away in 1989, but Edna continued living on the family farm until 2005, when she moved to the Prairie Pines Assisted Living in Fosston.

"She watches over her family, and she is always busy," Proverbs 31:27

Edna enjoyed life. She loved music, and one could often hear her beautiful voice about her home as she did her household duties. She loved to harmonize during family sing-a-longs. And whenever there was an opportunity, Edna would dance to polkas and waltzes. She possessed a love for art and frequently would help her children and grandsons with creative art projects. Edna brought fun to her family. Edna loved her family: her son and daughter, grandsons, great-grandson, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. And she loved her friends. She had the special ability of making family and friends feel welcome at her home, treating each as a gift from God. The holidays and the fall hunting season were especially enjoyable for her because that meant the arrival of relatives from far and near. Edna was a caring and loving lady, who will be greatly missed.

Edna passed away on Monday, September 24, 2007 at the Eventide Senior Living Center in Moorhead, Minnesota at the age of 101 years, four months and 28 days.

Edna is survived by her son, David Sr. (Diane) of Moorhead; her daughter Bonnie McAtee of Albuquerque, New Mexico; grandsons William (Brandi) McAtee of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and David Jr. (Sarah) Kahl of Moorhead; and great-grandson Kaden McAtee of Albuquerque, New Mexico; her brother Ernie of Fosston; her sisters Olive Saeter of Fosston and Nina Sanocki of Minneapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Donald; her brothers: Henry, Elbert, Lloyd, Robert, and Raymond; her sister Alice Ohren; and her son-in-law William McAtee, Sr.

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Elmer August Kastner

1915-2007

Born: December 18, 1915
Died: May 24, 2007

U.S. Veteran

Elmer Kastner, age 91, from rural McIntosh, Minnesota passed away on Thursday, May 24th at Riverview Physical Rehabilitation Center in Crookston, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 30th at 11:00 AM at Faith Lutheran Church in Mentor, Minnesota with Pastor Ernest Christensen officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the McIntosh Community Center, and for one hour before the funeral at the church. Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home serving McIntosh is in charge of local arrangements. Funeral services will also be held on Friday, June 1st at 2:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church at McGrath, Minnesota with Pastor James Sodergren officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the funeral at the church, and interment will be in Holden Cemetery at Isle, Minnesota. The Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home of Moose Lake, Minnesota is in charge of local arrangements.

Elmer August Kastner was born on December 18, 1915 at Lamberton, Minnesota to parents George and Martha (Retzlaff) Kastner. After graduating from the Lamberton High School, he attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa where he earned his Bachelors Degree. He then began his teaching career, first in South Dakota and then in Minnesota. In 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in the Philippine Islands Campaign and then in the Occupation of Japan in the early post-war months.

After his discharge in early 1946 Elmer resumed his teaching career. He soon became a school administrator, as a principle and then as a superintendent. He was superintendent first at East Chain, Minnesota. Then he went on to be superintendent at McGrath, Minnesota for nearly 20 years until that district was dissolved. Elmer and his wife Eleanor (Sehlin) - from Isle, Minnesota, whom he married in 1944 moved to Mentor, Minnesota as school superintendent in 1973 and retired there in 1981. They then moved to rural McIntosh, Minnesota where he resided until his death.

On Thursday, May 24, 2007 Elmer Kastner passed away at Riverview Physical Rehabilitation Center in Crookston, Minnesota at the age of 91 years, 5 months, and 6 days.

He is survived by his son Allan of rural McIntosh, his brother Armin of Lamberton, his sister Edna Ericksen of Pharr, TX, his brother-in-law Clifford Sehlin of Isle, his brother-in-law Donald Sehlin of Anacortes, WA, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Martha Kastner of Lamberton, and his wife Eleanor in 1982.

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Geneva Ann Keith

1914-2008

Born: October 16, 1914
Died: March 03, 2008

Geneva Ann Keith, age 93, of rural Winger, Minnesota, passed away on Monday (March 3rd) at her home. There will be no services.

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Joseph Bernard Kerssen

1949-2012

Born: September 01, 1949
Died: May 22, 2012

U.S. Veteran

Joseph Kerssen, age 62, from McIntosh, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday (May 22nd) at his home in McIntosh. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday (May 30th) at Mount Carmel Free Lutheran Church in McIntosh with the Rev. Dale Mellgren officiating. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Military honors will be provided by the McIntosh V.F.W. Post #6891 and the White Earth Veterans Administration. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home, serving McIntosh and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Joseph Bernard Kerssen was born on September 1, 1949 in Mahnomen, Minnesota to parents Abraham "Bennie" and Olga (Iverson) Kerssen. Joseph was raised on a farm south of Fosston, Minnesota. He was confirmed in Hope Lutheran Church of Fosston in 1965 and graduated from Fosston High School in 1967.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army from December of 1969 until September of 1972 as a Sergeant with the First Battalion, Third Infantry. He served a year and half in the Vietnam War and received the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and two Bronze Stars. After returning from Vietnam he was stationed in Virginia and was with the honor guard in Washington, D.C. He then lived in Detroit, Michigan where he went to school for auto mechanics and delivered furniture for Sears.

While there he met and married his first wife Lora McNeil and they moved to Florida, living in the Orlando area. He worked at Disney World for 10 years and graduated from Orlando Community College with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He also had numerous truck driving jobs on the east coast. While in Florida he met and married his second wife Linda Tripee. Linda passed away on February 23, 1997. Later, he moved to West Memphis, Arkansas with his third wife Vickie and managed the shipping dock at UPS.

In January of 2008 he was diagnosed with cancer. After surgery and starting chemo treatments he moved to McIntosh, Minnesota to be closer to his family and to continue treatment.

Joseph was a member of Mt. Carmel Free Lutheran Church and he sang in the community and church choir. Joe had no children, but enjoyed spending time with his many nieces and nephews and their children.

Joe's hobbies included motorcycling, golfing, snowmobiling, telling stories, and attending high school sports; especially following the games of his great nieces and nephews.

Joseph stated to family that cancer had saved his life because it caused him to recommit his life to the Lord. He had a strong faith and was looking forward to meeting his mom and dad in heaven. Joseph passed away May 22, 2012 in his home surrounded by his family at the age of 62 years. He fought a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was under the care of Hospice of Red River Valley at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife Vickie of McIntosh; sisters and brothers, Lois (Don) Boehrnsen of McIntosh, Mary (Jim) Fosse of Buffalo, Minnesota, David (Dianne) Kerssen of Gully, Minnesota Irene (Rod) Stock of Congress, Saskatchewan, Canada, Beth (Alan) Archer of Stewartville, Minnesota, Ruby (Keith) Sistad of Fosston, Andy (Pam) Kerssen of Fosston, and Jim Kerssen of Fosston; numerous nieces and nephews; and five step children.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his second wife Linda, the love of his life.

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Phyllis Hazel (Peterson) Kiecker

1927-2014

Born: June 29, 1927
Died: September 25, 2014

Phyllis Kiecker, age 87, of McIntosh, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday (September 25th) at the Mahnomen Health Care Nursing Home in Mahnomen, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday (September 29th) at Vernes Lutheran Church, rural McIntosh with the Rev. Paul Maglessen officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Phyllis Hazel Peterson Kiecker was born on June 29, 1927 in Hill River Township, Minnesota to parents Helmer and Hannah Halland Peterson. She grew up in Hill River Township and attended the Lindsay country school. Following school, she lived and worked at the church parsonage in Fosston for Reverend Megordon's family.

Phyllis was united in marriage to Laurence Kiecker on September 4, 1946 in the parsonage by Reverend Megordon. After their marriage, they lived and raised their children in McIntosh. Phyllis was a dedicated and faithful worker at the Mac Manor Nursing Home in McIntosh for 38 years until her retirement.

As the eldest daughter of nine children, caring for her family came as second nature to her. She had a nurturing and gentle soul and had an especially strong passion for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She attended as many of her family's events that she could whether it was sports, plays, concerts or any other activity. Her family was truly a light in her life.

She was a member of Vernes Lutheran Church. She loved to read and knit; and especially enjoyed knitting dish cloths for family and friends.

Survivors include her six children, Betty (Robert) Tangen of McIntosh, Lois Kaupang of Winger, Minnesota, Sharon (Robert) Philion of Maple Grove, Minnesota, Ilene Reierson of Fosston, Minnesota, Deloris Laubenstein of Lake Villa, IL, and Paul (Linda) Kiecker of McIntosh; 19 grandchildren, Kristen (Robert) Kimmell, Ryan (Rory) Tangen, Erin (Mike) Magelky, Nathan (Sonya) Tangen, Bill (Edna) Kaupang, Scott Kaupang, Amy (Jesse) Sherman, Kyle Kaupang, Adrianne Philion, Jako Philion, Mitchell (Sheila) Reierson, Jamie (Daren) Muscha, Kimberly (Will) Waldron, Amber (Jeff) Nelson, Amanda (Ryan) Cruz, Alyssa (Ken) Adelizzi, Allison Laubenstein, Brandon (Samantha) Kiecker, and Kelsi (Jordan) Gunufson; and 21 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers, Roger Peterson of Cudahy, WI, and John (Donna) Peterson of Fosston, Minnesota; and two sisters, Ruby Peterson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Judy (Roger) Nephew of Fertile, Minnesota. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Andrew, Donald, and Glen Peterson, and infant brother, Robert; sister, Margaret Merrick; and son-in-law, Jack Reierson; and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers (Grandsons): Bill Kaupang, Scott Kaupang, Kyle Kaupang, Ryan Tangen, Nathan Tangen, Mitchell Reierson, Brandon Kiecker, and Jako Philion.

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Grace Rosella (Myhrum) Kildal

1925-2009

Born: January 05, 1925
Died: October 17, 2009

Grace Kildal, age 84, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, October 17th at First Care Hospital in Fosston. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 23rd at 2:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston, and there will also be reviewal for one hour before the funeral at the church. Interment will be at Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Fosston, and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Sympathy messages can be sent to carlinhoialmen.com.

Grace Rosella Myhrum was born January 5, 1925 to parents Melvin and Minnie (Haltli) Myhrum in Fosston, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Grace graduated form Fosston High School in 1944. She worked for Pastor T.H. Megorden and family at the Hope Church Parsonage. Grace met Elden Kildal in 1948 while working at the Minne-Wa-Kan Bible Camp. They were united in marriage on April 24, 1949 at Hope Church Parsonage. They made their home in Fosston until1959 when they moved to a farm north of town.

She was employed by the Fosston Public Schools for 21 years as a school health aide. She also worked for Johnson Rest Home for several years. Grace enjoyed reading, gardening, photography, fishing, playing card games and watching the Minnesota Twins. She loved making quilts; every child, grandchild, great grandchild and many other relatives have received one. Grace was proud of her Norwegian heritage, displayed by her excellent lefse making. She was often called upon to research genealogy and translate Norwegian. Family history was important to her by all the pictures and information she collected.

Grace was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church -- teaching, making homemade soap with "Millie" Yergens, organizing confirmation pictures with Bette Sather and "Ladies Aid". She was also a 4-H leader.

On Saturday, October 17, 2009 Grace passed away at First Care Hospital in Fosston at the age of 84 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane (Wayne) Omundson of Fosston and Patti (Tim) Brosseau of Bottineau, North Dakota; one son, Bruce (Debbie) Kildal of Crookston; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; one brother, Rodney Myhrum of Moorhead; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden in 1967; her parents; and an infant granddaughter.

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Kenneth LeRoy "Kenny" Kildal

1927-2007

Born: July 06, 1927
Died: November 14, 2007

U.S. Veteran

Kenneth "Kenny" Kildal, age 80, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday (November 14th) at First Care Nursing Home in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday (November 19th) at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Interment will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Sunday (November 18th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church. Military honors will be conducted by the Spring Lake V.F.W. Post #2759 of Lengby and arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston.

Kenneth LeRoy Kildal was born on July 6, 1927 at rural Shevlin, Minnesota to parents Hans and Annie (Bye) Kildal. He was baptized at Landstad Lutheran Church in Shevlin, attended rural school near Lengby and was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lengby.

When he was a young man, Kenny moved to Oregon and lived with his brother and family while driving a logging truck. He entered the United States Army on April 24, 1946 and served in Japan during the restoration period following World War II driving a medical supply vehicle. He received his honorable discharge on April 24, 1947.

Following the service, Kenny went to school at the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis for auto mechanics. He then returned to Fosston and drove truck for Land O’ Lakes. He was united in marriage to Margaret Norstuen on July 14, 1951. After their marriage, Kenny worked at the Ford Garage in Fosston as a mechanic. He purchased a farm outside of Fosston in 1954 where he operated a mechanic shop and in 1965 an International Harvester Dealership. Later, he was employed with the Fosston School District as Transportation Supervisor for over 30 years until his retirement in 1991. His motto as Transportation Supervisor was "keep em running and warm."

Kenny was a member of Hope Lutheran Church where he had been active as a Deacon, head usher and for a couple of years as custodian along with Margaret. He was also a member of the East Polk Heritage Center in Fosston and the Spring Lake V.F.W. Post #2759 of Lengby.

He never lost his love for old cars. He loved to travel with his camper and see different parts of the country. He also enjoyed his morning coffee at the Maple Ridge Café. But most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Kenny passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at First Care Nursing Home in Fosston at the age of 80 years, four months and eight days.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Fosston; four children, Carol (George) Padron of Gilbert, AZ, Joan (Rick) Williams of Colorado Springs, CO, Steve (Kim) Kildal of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, and Dan (Lisa) Kildal of Erskine, Minnesota; eight grandchildren, Nathan and David Padron, Eric Kildal, Jenny (Jason) Haugen, Daniel, Christopher and Tommy Kildal, and Lindsey Peters; two great grandchildren, Madison and Christian Haugen.

Also surviving is one brother, Helmer Kildal of Pleasant Hill, OR; one sister, Alice Fladhammer of Modesto, CA; sisters-in-law, Lucille Strickland of Ceres, CA and Grace Kildal of Fosston; and brother-in-law, Sidney Norstuen of Fosston. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Olaf and Elden "Popcorn;" an infant brother; brother-in-law, Kenneth Fladhammer; and sister-in-law, Naomi Kildal.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Daniel Kildal, Christopher Kildal, Tommy Kildal, Nathan Padron, David Padron and Eric Kildal.

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Wayne Arthur Kinney

1926-2011

Born: April 03, 1926
Died: July 16, 2011

U.S. Veteran

Wayne A. Kinney, Age 85, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, July 16th at Essentia Hospital in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (July 22nd) at St. Marys Catholic Church in Fosston with Father Dave Super presiding. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Wayne Arthur Kinney was born on April 3, 1926 in Niagara, North Dakota to parents Vernon and Ruth (West) Kinney. He grew up and attended country school near Niagara. Wayne entered the United States Army Air Corp on April 26, 1946, serving his country during World War II. He received his honorable discharge on March 24, 1949. He returned to North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. After school, he worked as a mechanic, providing service at area farms.

Wayne was united in marriage to Mary Anne Erlandsen on September 30, 1967. After their marriage, Wayne spent a few years working for large farms in rural North Dakota. In March of 1970, he began work for the U.S. Department of Energy, continuing this employment until his retirement in 1988. During his working years, Wayne and Mary Ann lived in several communities in North Dakota including Grand Forks, Fargo and Larimore. For the past seven years, they have been residing in Fosston.

Wayne enjoyed math, mechanical work and working with guns. He also enjoyed beer and wine making.

Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Mary Anne of Fosston; one son, Michael (Arla) Kinney of Fosston; one daughter, Michele "Shelly" (Eric) Rustad of Fosston; one grandson, Michael Rustad of Fosston; four siblings, Delores Born of Kansas City, KS, Glenn (Mae) Kinney of Fort Collins, CO, Curt Kinney of Fargo, North Dakota, and Virginia Gillespie of Pisek, North Dakota. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Laurene Jicka; brother-in-law, John Born; and sister-in-law, Donna Kinney.

Pallbearers will be Eric Rustad, Michael Rustad, Trent Kinney, Tanner Kinney, Roger Erlandsen, and Phil Norgren.

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Helen Viola (Rouland, Rauer)
"Vi" Kjensmo

1919-2007

Born: December 09, 1919
Died: May 31, 2007

Vi Kjensmo, age 87, of rural Bagley, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday (May 31st) at her home. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday (June 4th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston with the Rev. John Dalen officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston. Sympathy messages may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Helen Viola (Rouland) Rauer Kjensmo was born on December 9, 1919 in Gonvick, Minnesota to parents Tov and Annie (Brekker) Rouland. She grew up on a farm near Gonvick and graduated from Gonvick High School. After high school, she attended beautician school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She was united in marriage to Paul Rauer and they lived in the Detroit, Michigan area for many years. Following their retirement, they moved back to the area. Paul passed away in 1992.

Vi was married to Orville Kjensmo on February 4, 1994 and they resided in Fosston, McIntosh and Clearbrook, Minnesota. Vi was currently living in rural Bagley with her daughter and her family.

She liked to play cards, visit with friends and family, baking, picnics and loved to travel.

Vi passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 87 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen (Terry) Bonkowski of Bagley; three grandchildren, Terren Jae (Ivan) Skripnik of Michigan, Clint (Connie) Bonkowski of Michigan, and Kendall Fawn Bonkowski of Fargo, North Dakota; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Rauer and Orville Kjensmo; her parents; stepson, Charles Rauer; and 11 brothers and sisters.

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George Amos Klema

1918-2007

Born: July 10, 1918
Died: November 27, 2007

U.S. Veteran

George Klema, age 89, of Bagley, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday (November 27th) at Greensview Care Center in Bagley. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday (November 30th) at Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick, Minnesota with the Rev. Thomas Jacobson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (November 29th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Military honors will be provided by the Gonvick American Legion Post #304 and arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston. An online guestbook is available at www.carlinhoialmen.com.

George Amos Klema was born on July 10, 1918 in Gonvick, Minnesota to parents George and Bertha (Wagner) Klema. He was baptized and confirmed at Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick and attended the Winsor school north of town.

George worked on a sugar beet farm near Fisher, Minnesota until he entered the United States Army on March 13, 1942. During World War II, George was a tank gunner in various wartime theatres, including northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and central Europe. He was captured and spent six months in a German POW camp. He received his honorable discharge on October 1, 1945 and returned to Gonvick.

He was united in marriage to Mavis Brenna on December 22, 1945. After their marriage, they moved to Fisher for five years and George worked farming with his brother-in-law. He then moved back to the Gonvick area where he farmed on his own for several years. George then worked construction in many locations. He spent much of his time on and around air bases in North Dakota and also worked in Greenland while Mavis maintained their home life in Clearbrook. George retired and they continued to live in Clearbrook until 2005 when they moved to Bagley.

He was a member of Samhold Lutheran Church and the Gonvick American Legion Post #304. He received a Purple Heart and the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal for his duty during the war. George was the last surviving POW in Clearwater County. He liked to hunt and fish and spend time with his family.

George passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at Greensview Care Center in Bagley at the age of 89 years, four months and 17 days.

Survivors include his wife of nearly 62 years, Mavis of Bagley; three children, David (Lois) Klema of Trail, Minnesota, Kathy (Daniel) Klasen of Oklee, Minnesota, and Michael (Charlotte) Klema of Bagley, Minnesota; 8 grandchildren, Lisa, Angie, Jessica, Tina, Jeremiah, John, Ben, and Nathan; 8 great grandchildren; one sister, Ellen Klein of Crookston, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; seven siblings, Minnie (Bernard) Tuomey, Bertha (Walter) Ross, Alvin (Hulda) Klema, Herman Klema, Martin Klema, Willis (Yvonne) Klema, and Evangeline (Walter) Eck; and one great granddaughter, Brianna Rose Erlandson; and brother-in-law, Werner Klein.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Marlin Olson, Nathan Klema and Ben Klema & all of George's great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Ethan Klasen, John Klema, Harold Ross, Wendell Klema, James Sundquist and John Erlandson.

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Mavis Evangeline (Brenna) Klema

1926-2014

Born: November 03, 1926
Died: June 13, 2014

Mavis Klema, age 87, of Gonvick, Minnesota, passed away on Friday (June 13th) at Cornerstone Nursing Home in Bagley, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday (June 18th) at Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick with the Rev. Jimalee Jones officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday (June 17th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston.

There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Mavis Evangeline Brenna was born on November 3, 1926 in Holt, Minnesota to parents Helme and Tillie Nyland Brenna. She grew up in the Gully, Minnesota area, attended Gully School and graduated from Fosston High School.

Mavis was united in marriage to George Klema on December 22, 1945. After their marriage, they moved to Fisher, Minnesota where George worked on a farm and Mavis cooked for the farm hands. Then they farmed in Gonvick, spent a short time near Gully on her parents farm and then settled in Clearbrook, Minnesota. Mavis worked as a nurses aide at the Good Samaritan Home in Clearbrook for 30 years until her retirement.

After retirement, George and Mavis continued to live in Clearbrook until moving the Villages Assisted Living apartments in Bagley and then to Greensview/Cornerstone Nursing Home. George passed away on November 27, 2007.

Mavis was a member of Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick and the Gonvick American Legion Auxiliary Post #304. She loved to read, watch TV and bake. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mavis passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Cornerstone Nursing Home in Bagley at the age of 87 years.

Survivors include her three children, David (Lois) Klema of Trail, Minnesota, Kathy (Danny) Klasen of Oklee, Minnesota, and Mike (Charlotte) Klema of Bagley, Minnesota; eight grandchildren, Lisa (John), Angie (Ryan), Jessica, Tina (David), Jeremiah, John, Ben and Nathan; 14 great- grandchildren; two sisters, Luanne Andys of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and Shirley Brenna of Fridley, Minnesota. Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents; one brother, Harvey Brenna; one sister, Vi Huot; and great granddaughter, Brianna Erlandson.

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Minnie Helene (Dela) Kleven

1912-2011

Born: January 02, 1912
Died: February 07, 2011

Minnie Kleven, age 99, of Erskine, Minnesota, passed away on Monday (February 7th) at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday (February 10th) at Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine with the Rev. Timothy Lundeen officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, rural Erskine in the spring. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Wednesday (February 9th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Erskine.

There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Erskine and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Minnie Helene Dela was born on January 2, 1912 on a farm near Clearbrook, Minnesota to parents Ole and Anna (Klyberg) Dela. After graduation from Clearbrook High School she worked at Midway Hospital in St. Paul as a floor girl. She also worked in St. Paul caring for the children of a special family. Minnie also worked in Duluth as a waitress and cook as well as in the B & B lunch in McIntosh.

Minnie was united in marriage to Thorval Kleven on April 11, 1942 where they made their home in rural Erskine. She worked at the Johnson Rest Home in Erskine for 26 years.

She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine where she was active in ladies aid, quilters group, circles and Bible study. She was an avid quilter, loved to crochet and keep her hands busy. She loved gardening, flowers, and playing Scrabble.

Minnie passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine at the age of 99 years, one month and five days.

Survivors include three daughters, Arlene (Doug) Morey of Moorhead, Minnesota, Judy (Terry) Munson of Houston, Minnesota, and Sandy (Jerry) Larson of Cold Spring, Minnesota. 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years; four brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers will be Mike Morey, Curtis Morey, Josh Morey, Kevin Morey, Jay Larson, and Todd Munson.

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Ross Edward Klinke

1954-2011

Born: August 30, 1954
Died: December 01, 2011

Ross Klinke, age 57, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday (December 1st) at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday (December 6th) at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Interment will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Ross Edward Klinke was born on August 30, 1954 in Fosston, Minnesota to parents Allan "Bud" and Margaret (Nelson) Klinke. He attended Fosston High School. He moved to Fairbanks, Alaska and, in 1961, moved to Audubon, Washington. He returned to Fosston in 1964 and lived with his brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Janet. In 1971 he moved to Wrangle, Alaska and worked in lumber mills for a year before returning to Fosston in 1972.

He was united in marriage to Anita Aspen on September 10, 1972. Together they had two children, Joel and Julie. Ross had worked various jobs including Hemmingsen Masonry of Fosston. Anita passed away on September 15, 2006. After Anita's passing, Ross continued to live at home in Fosston.

Ross passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at his home in Fosston at the age of 57 years.

Survivors include his two children, Joel and his wife, Kelly; and daughter, Julie; six grandchildren, Brady Beito, Jeffrey, Riley, and McKenna Klinke, and Cody and Conner Drewry; six siblings, Ronald (Janet), Richard (Delores), Lorna Snailum, Renee (Bobby) Davidson, Cheryl (Rick) Boutain, and Dawn (Donavan) Olson. Nieces nephews and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anita; brothers, Donald and Loren; two nephews, Lance Klinke and Josh LaFontaine; and four nieces, Twyla Brown, Kathy Olson, Misty Rose Sherer, and Christi Boutain.

Honorary Pallbearers were: Jere Sherer, David Aspen, Rick Boutain, Leslie Klinke, Loren Klinke, Travis Moody, and James Drewry. Pallbearers were: Jason LaFontaine, Tom Holland, James Nelson, Loren Simonson, Jeff Hopke, and Mike Gensburg.

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Ryker Paul Klinke

2013-2014

Born: October 10, 2013
Died: April 16, 2014

Ryker Klinke, six month old son of Brittney Klinke and Brandon Busse of Thief River Falls and formerly Fosston, passed away on Wednesday (April 16th) at Sanford Hospital Pediatric ICU in Fargo, North Dakota. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday (April 25th) at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Interment will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Ryker Paul Klinke was born on October 10, 2013 in Fosston, Minnesota to parents Brandon Busse and Brittney Klinke. Ryker loved being with his big brother, Payden. They were inseparable. His eye lit up when he was near any puppies and especially liked being at Grandma Julie's house. They had a special bond. Ryker had a smile that would light up the room. His favorite word he said was "momma". His family will miss him dearly.

He passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota at the age of 6 months.

Ryker is survived by his father, Brandon of Thief River Falls; his mother, Brittney Klinke of Thief River Falls; brothers and sisters, Payden, Lilly Ann, Camden and Brantley; great grandmother, Juliann Klinke of Thief River Falls; grandparents, Tammy Traaseth of Thief River Falls, LeRoy Busse of Thief River Falls, Louie and Nicole Krueger of Thief River Falls; step grandparents, Brent "Papa O" and Cassandra Olson of Thief River Falls, and Casey Cournuia of Minneapolis. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Grace Busse, Donald Klinke, George Busse, and Merlin "Buzz" McAdams; aunt, Misty Sherer; great aunt, Twyla Brown and great uncle, Kieron "Duffy" Brown.

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Carolyn "Nippy" (Fjerstad) Knutson

1952-2009

Born: April 29, 1952
Died: February 16, 2009

"Nippy" Carolyn Knutson, age 56, of Fosston, Minnesota passed away on Monday (February 16th) at First Care Hospital in Fosston surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (February 21st) at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with Pastor Larry Dorman officiating. Interment will be in Cross Lake Cemetery, rural Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday (February 20th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston. Messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Nippy was born on April 29, 1952 in Fosston, Minnesota to parents Francis and Marion (Nyhus) Fjerstad. She had a lifelong nickname and was known to family and close friends as "Nippy." She attended Maple Hill and Pine Hill country schools and also attended Fosston High School.

She married Alfred Knutson on September 7, 1975, and they raised three children together. They made homes in Thief River Falls, Fosston and rural Columbia Township. Carolyn had a wonderful sense of humor and always loved giving to others. She liked playing card games, Sudoko, Nintendo and other board games.

She dedicated her life to her family and especially to her son, Kelly. In recent years, she was blessed with three grandchildren whom she was very proud of and had an incredibly close bond with granddaughter, Breana.

Nippy enjoyed making crafts, sewing, going to garage sales, yard work, volunteering at the Embassy in Fosston, and most importantly spending time with family. She loved 4-wheeler rides with her granddaughter, Breana. She also spent many hours at the Fosston Library researching her family history.

She loved walks in the woods (Martin's) and down the country roads near her home. These were special times where all her family, including children, grandchildren, sisters, brother, nieces and nephews would spend a Sunday afternoon with nature and each other.

She loved animals and held a close bond with her cats and dog. She would many times "nurse" an ailing animal back to health. She also had a special talent for fixing and repairing things.

She touched the lives of many people. She never complained of any discomforts while she was ill. She was an amazing person and will deeply be missed by her family and friends.

Nippy Carolyn Knutson passed away on Monday, February 16, 2009 at First Care Hospital in Fosston surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her loving husband, Alfred of Fosston; children, Carrie (Ryan) Walker of Bagley, Minnesota, Kelly of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and Tracie (Brian) Branchaud of Clearbrook, Minnesota; step-daughter, Karla Brandt of Great Falls, MT; grandchildren, Breana, Brandon, and Dalton; and step-granddaughter, Chastine Walker and step-grandson, Alex Brandt; siblings, Sue (Ronald) Sherette of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Sandy (David) Salvhus of McIntosh, Minnesota, Terry Myhre of Walker, Minnesota, Craig Fjerstad of Bemidji, Minnesota, Cheryl Nelson of Nielsville, Minnesota, Debbie (Marlin) Olson of Fosston, and Kristine (Marvin) Olson of Roseau, Minnesota; step-father, Albert Anderson of Erskine, Minnesota; mother-in-law, Minerva Nelson of Fosston; many nieces, nephews, cousins and family pets, Zena, Lily and Scrappy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Patricia and Diane; two brothers, Leroy and David; nephew, Brandon; and her precious dog, Rookie.

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Larry Gene Knutson

1950-2008

Born: July 16, 1950
Died: September 26, 2008

Larry Knutson, age 58, of Rialto, CA and formerly from McIntosh, Minnesota passed away on Friday (September 26th) at his home in Rialto. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday (October 3rd) at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in McIntosh with Pastor Ryan Rasmussen officiating. Interment will be in St. Luke's Cemetery, rural McIntosh. Friends may call for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Military honors will be conducted by the McIntosh VFW Post #6891 and arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home, serving McIntosh. Sympathy messages may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Larry Gene Knutson was born on July 16, 1950 in Fosston, Minnesota to parents Gilbert and Alice (Cole) Knutson. He grew up in McIntosh and graduated from McIntosh High School in 1968. He entered the United States Marine Corps on September 12, 1968, faithfully serving his country in Vietnam until his honorable discharge on June 19, 1970. Larry was awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy Achievement Medal while serving in Vietnam.

After the service, Larry worked construction as an iron worker and laborer on the missile sites in North Dakota and Montana. He settled and lived in Lolo, Montana for several years before moving to Rialto, California where he worked for Richie Brothers Auction Company.

Larry enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his many nieces and nephews.

Larry passed away on Friday, September 26, 2008 at his home in Rialto at the age of 58 years.

He is survived by his sisters, Beverly (Bruce) Greendahl of Fosston, Barbara (Kenneth) Retzer of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, Tammi (Mike) Zupfer of Cleveland, Minnesota, and Bonnie Knutson of Bellvue, CO; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Nancy.

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Robert Kringen

1939-2010

Born: May 17, 1939
Died: March 18, 2010

Robert Kringen, age 70, from Erskine, Minnesota and formerly from Grand Forks, North Dakota passed away on Thursday, March 18th at Innovis Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. A private memorial service will be held by Robert's family at a later date. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Erskine assisted the family with arrangements.

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Virgie Mildred (Hilliard) Kroening

1913-2006

Born: April 18, 1913
Died: December 31, 2006

Virgie Kroening, age 93, of Fosston, Minnesota passed away on Sunday (December 31st) at First Care Nursing Home in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (January 6th) at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. John Dalen officiating. Interment will be in Kingo Lutheran Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday (January 5th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston. Family condolences may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com

Virgie Mildred Hilliard was born on April 18, 1913, in McHenry, North Dakota to parents Elmer and Inga (Johnson) Hilliard. As a young girl she moved with her parents to Lengby, Minnesota where she completed the eighth grade with prefect attendance. She was the oldest of eight children.

On November 12, 1931, she was united in marriage to Alfred Frank Kroening. To this union were born six children. They lived in Minneapolis for many years before moving to the home place south of Fosston where they farmed until Alfred's death in 1964. She later moved to Lengby where she lived until the past years that she resided at First Care Nursing Home in Fosston.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a longtime member of Kingo Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the Spring Lake V.F.W. Auxiliary Post #2759 of Lengby.

Virgie passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2006 at First Care Nursing Home at the age of 93 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Juanita (Robert) Balstad of Fosston, and Diane Dombrowski of Rosemount, Minnesota; one son, Douglas (Joyce) Kroening of Andover, Minnesota; one sister, Amy (Glen) Henry of Casper, WY. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred in 1964; one son, Roger; and daughters, Delores Bakken and Patricia Norberg; four infant grandchildren; five brothers, Orville, Lester, Gerald, Elroy, and Keith; and one sister, Leora Lindberg.

Virgie's family would like to thank you for your kind expression of sympathy and for your presence at this celebration of her life.

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Ragna Lucille (Hove) Krogstad

1912-2010

Born: November 27, 1912
Died: January 03, 2010

Ragna Krogstad, age 97, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, January 3rd at First Care Nursing Home in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 7th at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetary, rural Fosston, and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Ragna Lucille Hove was born on November 27, 1912 in Queen Township, Polk County, Minnesota to parents Ole and Lucy (Fjerstad) Hove. She was baptized and confirmed by Rev. K.O. Hildahl at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Fosston, and was a lifelong faithful member there serving in many capacities. She attended Sunnyside country school, and was proud to graduate from Fosston High School in 1932.

Ragna married Raymond Krogstad on December 3rd, 1938 in Fosston, Minnesota. To this union three children were born: Richard, Shirley, and Deborah. They lived and farmed in Eden Township until retirement in 1975, and continued to live on the farm until they moved into Fosston in 1989. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage. Ragna entered First Care Nursing Home in August of 2007.

Ragna loved to cook and bake, and enjoyed sharing her wonderful lefse and flatbread. Favorite pastimes were embroidery, devotions, and doing her jumble puzzles. She cherished her grandchildren and her Zion church family.

Ragna passed away on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at First Care Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 97.

Survivors include her daughter Deborah (Warren) Affeldt of Fosston; grandchildren Sheri Anderson of LaSalle, Minnesota, Jim (Sarah) Krogstad of LaSalle, Minnesota, Kelly Affeldt of Shakopee, Minnesota, Mike Affeldt of Fosston; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother Joe (Henrietta) Hove of Fosston. Nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray, daughter Shirley Rae Krogstad, son Richard Dean Krogstad, granddaughter Jackie Rinne, two brothers Otto Hove and Orvin Hove, and seven sisters Sigrid Whaley, Ruth Underberg, Ella Hagemeister, Joanne Olson, Stella Pitt, Emma Swenson, and Lillian Siverson.

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Hilda (Frette) Kvaale

1917-2012

Born: August 06, 1917
Died: June 19, 2012

Hilda Kvaale, age 94, from Gully, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, June 19th at Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22nd at 2:00 PM at Country Faith Church, rural Clearbrook, Minnesota with Pastor Larry Dorman officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 21st from 4:00 to 6:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:00 PM at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston, Minnesota, and there will also be reviewal for one hour before the funeral at the church on Friday. Interment will be at Lund Lutheran Cemetery at Gully, and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Hilda (Frette) Kvaale was born in Badger Township, rural Erskine, Minnesota on August 6, 1917 to Osmund and Martha (Lee) Frette. She was the oldest of four children, and attended a rural elementary school in Cisco, Minnesota near their home. She graduated from the Erskine High School in 1935. After graduating from high school, she continued her education at the Teacher's Training "Normal" School in McIntosh, receiving her Teaching Certificate in 1936. She began her teaching career later that same year in Johnson Township, at Poplar Isle School, rural Gully, Minnesota.

She married Eivind "Ed" Kvaale of Gully on June 27, 1942. They lived in the Gully area raising two children, Eunice and Roger. After Hilda's husband, Ed, passed away in 1954, she continued to live on the Kvaale family farm.

Also in 1969, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree at Bemidji State University in Elementary Education. Hilda was a public elementary teacher for 32 years in various schools in Minnesota. Throughout these years, she lived at multiple locations during the school year. Teaching locations include schools in Eden, Lessor, and Hill River Townships, Carp (rural Baudette), Gatzke, Bejou, Gully and Fosston. She retired from Fosston in 1983. In her retirement from public school, she taught at Gateway Christian Academy in Bagley, Minnesota for three years. Hilda finished out her teaching career home schooling two grandchildren until 1998.

For many years, Hilda was organist at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Gully. For the past 30 years she was an active and faithful member of Country Faith Church near Clearbrook, Minnesota. In addition to a busy teaching life, she actively pursued her hobbies of gardening, canning, baking, crafts, and visiting neighbors. Some extra highlights she had were travels to Norway, Alaska, Texas, and California.

Hilda walked out her Christian life through her devotion to God. She made reading through the Bible and praying for her family and friends a priority.

Hilda remained living at home on the farm until she was hospitalized at Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls, Minnesota four days before she went Home to Heaven on June 19, 2012, at the age of 94 years.

She is survived by her two children: Eunice (Don) Sankey of St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Roger (Jennifer) Kvaale of Gully; four grandchildren: Woody (Tammi) Sankey of St. Cloud, Cindy Dahl of Brownsville, Minnesota, Ed (Shannon) Kvaale of Fosston, Susan (Justin) Thompson of McIntosh; four great grandchildren: Natasha, Jordan, and Treavor Sankey, and Matthew Kvaale; a sister, Myrtle Hamrum, of Brooks, Minnesota; and brother Omer Frette of Ogilvie, Minnesota. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; parents; and a brother, Theodore Frette, as well as other sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

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Thelma Genevieve (Olson) Laines

1915-2011


Died: January 09, 2011

Thelma Laines, age 95, of Fosston, Minnesota passed away on Sunday, January 9th at Essentia Health Long Term Care in Fosston. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, January 18th at 2:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the memorial service at the church. Interment of cremains will be at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA, and the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Sympathy messages may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Thelma Genevieve Olson was born on April 14, 1915 in Lengby, Minnesota, to parents Martin and Juri (Helle) Olson. Thelma lived most of her early life in the Lengby area. After her mother's death in 1930, Thelma lived with her aunt in Cass Lake, Minnesota and graduated from Cass Lake High School.

Thelma moved to California after high school and lived with two future sisters-in-law in Oakland and San Diego while working during World War II. She married Curt Laines, her childhood sweetheart, in Reno, Nevada in 1942. After the war, they lived in San Diego until 1961 when they moved back home to Lengby. Four years later they moved back to San Diego. After retirement, they settled in Lengby and later in Fosston, Minnesota. After one more move to California, Thelma finally came home to Minnesota when her son Gary retired and moved to Fosston.

Thelma was the kind of person who comes along only rarely in this world. She was loving and hard-working. She did not go out of her way to be nice, it just came naturally. Her grandchildren loved going to see Grandma as she gave them homemade cinnamon rolls and milkshakes whenever they wanted them.

On Sunday, January 9, 2011 Thelma passed away at Essentia Health Long Term Care in Fosston at the age of 95 years.

She is survived by her two sons, Gary (Nancy) Laines of Wheaton, Minnesota and Don (Ellen) Laines of Fresno, CA; four grandchildren, Julie, Erik, Mark, and Brad; and three great grandchildren, Alexandra, Santiago, and Cailyn. Also surviving are her sister, Adeline Joseph, and many nieces, nephews, and life-long friends.

Thelma was preceded in death by Curt Laines, her husband of 54 years; two brothers, Ralph and Knute; and one sister, Bernice.

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Joanne Eileen (Larson) Landmann

1936-2013

Born: January 16, 1936
Died: June 03, 2013

Joanne Landmann, age 77, from Oklee, Minnesota passed away on Monday, June 3rd at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee with Rev. Margaret Jacobus officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the funeral at the church on Saturday, and interment will be at Landstad Cemetery, rural Thief River Falls, Minnesota. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston, Minnesota is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Joanne Eileen Larson was born on January 16, 1936 to parents Joseph and Gladys (Hovland) Larson in Thief River Falls, Minnesota where she grew up and graduated from Lincoln High School.

Joanne was united in marriage to Roy Landmann on October 17, 1953. In about 1964, they moved to Shoreview, Minnesota. She worked at the Twin City Armory and worked several jobs in the years later; including Social Services, a bridal shop, drove truck, and did accounting work for a couple of companies including her brother's trucking company.

In 2006, they moved to Oklee, Minnesota where she enjoyed being near relatives. Joanne also enjoyed her cats, sewing and quilting, and gardening.

On Monday, June 3, 2013 Joanne passed away at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, Minnesota at the age of 77 years.

She is survived by her husband, Roy of Oklee; three sons, Jeffrey Landmann of Farmington, Minnesota, Gary (Sarah) Landmann of White City, Oregon and Bruce (fiance Patty Hallick) Landmann of Oklee; five grandchildren, Derek, Cady, Julia, Chad and Jill; three great-grandchildren, Hanna, Lilly and Natalie; two sisters, Deanna Larson of Thief River Falls and Janie (Gordon) Hipshier of Fisher, Minnesota; and one brother, Dennis Larson of Eagle, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Laverne Larson and Edward Larson.

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Roy Landmann

1927-2014

Born: March 17, 1927
Died: February 17, 2014

Roy Landmann, age 86, of Oklee, Minnesota, passed away on Monday (February 17th) at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday (February 22nd) at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee with the Rev. Margaret Jacobus officiating. Interment will be in Landstad Cemetery, rural Thief River Falls, Minnesota. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at carlinhoialmen.com.

Roy Landmann was born on March 17, 1927 to Rudolph Carl Julius Landmann and Laura Marie (Larson) Landmann in the township of St. Hilare Minnesota.

Roy grew up west of St. Hilare farming the land with his father. This era of farming during tough economic times with equipment not up to today's standard created strong and hearty people, relying on helping one another. The true spirit of the farmer in him always led him to lend a hand when someone needed help or a neighborly favor.

Roy was united in marriage to Joanne (Larson) Landmann on October 17, 1953. They lived on a farm just east of Highway 59. Also, they lived in Thief River Falls for a short time. They moved to the twin cities around 1964 to a suburb called Shoreview. Roy worked at Iten Chevrolet for many years as a parts manager. Roy also tried the entrepreneurship of operating a small business selling and installing rain gutters for several years. He also drove truck for different business owners transporting many goods. In their younger days, Roy and Joanne went polka dancing almost every Saturday night. They also enjoyed bowling on league teams.

It's interesting where and how our journey takes us places and always seems to bring us home. After living in Shoreview for many years and creating many friends and neighbors the shift began to get back to their roots. Roy and Joanne moved to Isanti. Then Bruce owned some property in Stanchfield where Roy and Joanne made a home on an adjoining property. This helped Roy get back to his roots of having a tractor and farming some land. Then in 2006 they moved to Oklee where they completed their journey in life. Even until 2013 Roy still owned a super M tractor.

On Monday, February 17, 2014 one month before his 87th birthday God was calling him home and Roy peacefully passed away at the Ultra Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the age of 86.

Roy is survived by his sister Marlyce (Landmann) Luth, three sons Jeffery Landmann of Grand Forks, N.D., Gary & Sarah Landmann of White City Oregon, Bruce & (fiance Patty Hallick) Landmann of Oklee Minnesota, five grandchildren, Derek Landmann, Cady Landmann, Julia Landmann, Chad Landmann and Jill (Landmann) Anderson, and three great-grandchildren, Hanna Anderson, Lilly Anderson and Natalie Landmann.

Roy was preceded in death by both his parents Rudy and Laura, one sister Olive Mae (Landmann) Larson.

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Mavis Lorraine Munter Landsverk

1928-2014

Born: September 28, 1928
Died: March 10, 2014

Mavis Landsverk, age 85, of Fosston, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, March 10th at Essentia Health Living Center in Fosston. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev. Alan Arneson officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the funeral at the church on Saturday, and interment will be at Calvary Free Lutheran Cemetery in Fosston. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.carlinhoialmen.com.

Mavis Lorraine Munter was born September 28, 1928 on her parent's farm in Hill River Township near Fosston to Carl and Alice (Thompson) Munter. She attended the Oakland Country School through primary grades and graduated from Fosston High School in 1946. She then started working at Gambles, where she met her future husband. In 1949 she married Oliver Landsverk at Vernes Lutheran Church. To this union four children were born, Gail, David, Mary and Mark.

They purchased a farm in Sletten Township near Fosston where they resided until 2010. While raising her family and maintaining her home she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting & gardening. She was a charter member of Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fosston. She was actively involved in the WMF and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Later, she worked for several years at Sears in Fosston and was bookkeeper for Landsverk Farms. After retiring, she and Oliver spent many years traveling and maintaining their yard together.

Mavis passed away on March 10, 2014 at First Care Living Center in Fosston.

She is survived by her children Gail (Glen) Baker of Corbin, KY, David (Jean) Landsverk of Fosston, Mary (Keith) Larson of Fargo, ND, and Mark (Jill) Landsverk of Fosston. Survivors also include twelve grandchildren; Sara (Barry) Mahan, Alison Baker (Paul Haney), John (Hilary) Baker, Derek (Emily) Landsverk, Kevin (Suzanne) Landsverk, Kelly (Trent) Christensen, Karl Larson, Claire (Anthony) Wehri, Samuel Larson, Christian, Olivia, and Amelia Landsverk. She is also survived by her brother Duane (Sharon) Munter, 5 great grandchildren, Gabriel, Audrey and Caroline Mahan, Thomas Baker, and Audrey Landsverk, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mavis was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Oliver.

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Oliver Arnold Landsverk

1920-2010

Born: July 26, 1920
Died: July 26, 2010

Oliver Landsverk, age 90, of rural Fosston, Minnesota passed away on Monday, July 26th at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fosston, with Rev. Alan Arneson officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 29th from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be at Calvary Free Lutheran Cemetery in Fosston.

Memorials may be directed to Calvary Free Lutheran Church. Arrangements are with Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston, and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com.

Oliver Arnold Landsverk was born July 26, 1920 on the family farm near Fosston, Minnesota to Arne and Tilda (Vollen) Landsverk. He attended The Landsverk School for primary grades and graduated from high school at the Crookston AC. He attended Augsburg College for one year in Minneapolis, then returned to join his father on the farm. In 1949, he was united in marriage to Mavis Munter. To this union of 61 years, four children were born: Gail, David, Mary, and Mark.

Oliver farmed all of his life and was active in many farming organizations. These included Fosston Co-op Elevator Association, Red River Valley Potato Growers Association, and Production Credit Association of Grand Forks, among others. He and Mavis were named Red River Valley Farmer and Homemaker of the Year.

Oliver, along with his family, was a charter member of Calvary Free Lutheran Church, where he served in many capacities including president, church council member, trustee, and deacon. One of Oliver's dreams was fulfilled in May 2010, when he attended the first service of the new Calvary Church. Oliver was also active in the Gideon ministry.

Oliver received his private pilot's license in 1977. Another hobby was mowing his three-hole golf course and acreage. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling, and mornings with his "coffee buddies." Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Oliver passed away on his 90th birthday, July 26, 2010, at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, Minnesota.

Oliver is survived by his wife, Mavis, currently residing at Pioneer Memorial Care Center; his children, Gail (Glen) Baker of Corbin, KY, David (Jean) of Fosston, Mary (Keith) Larson of Fargo, ND, and Mark (Jill) of Fosston. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; Sara (Barry) Mahan, Alison (Paul) Baker-Haney, John (Hilary) Baker, Derek, Kevin, and Kelly Landsverk, Karl, Claire, and Samuel Larson, Christian, Olivia, and Amelia Landsverk; two great grandchildren, Gabriel and Audrey Mahan. He is also survived by a sister, Thelma (Martin) LeBeau of Eagle Butte, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes (Herb) Torbenson, and Gudrun (George) Belcher.

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