POLK COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Polk County Obituaries
Part 029

 

 

Martha (Hill) Forseth

1921-2012

February 12, 1921 - June 17, 2012

Life Legacy--

Martha Forseth, 91, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at her home in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Martha Forseth was born February 12, 1921 in Crookston, Minnesota, the daughter of James J. and Hattie (Janssen) Hill. She grew up and attended school in Crookston, Minnesota. On December 5, 1942 she was united in marriage to Melfred Forseth in Norwich, CT. They moved to East Grand Forks in 1961 where she worked for Simplot until her retirement in 1983.

Family members who survive Martha include a daughter, Marsha (Clif) Nerby of Reynolds, North Dakota, three grandchildren: Ken Nerby of Reynolds, North Dakota, Tim (Sheri) Nerby of Portland, North Dakota, and Tammy (Brad) Nickelson of Grand Forks, North Dakota; four great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson; one brother Elwood Hill of Crookston, Minnesota; and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Martha is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Melfred on November 21, 2011, daughter Karolyn on November 5, 2011, a sister, Alice and three brothers: Willis, Louis and James.

She was a member of the East Grand Forks VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Mavis Lorane (Quern) Eliason

1938-2011

July 6, 1938 - January 27, 2011

Biography--

Mavis L. Eliason age 72 of Grand Forks, North Dakota passed away on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at her home.

Mavis Lorane Quern was born on July 6, 1938 in Oslo, Minnesota the daughter of Iner and Inez (Nelson) Quern. Mavis grew up and attended school in Oslo, Minnesota and graduated from Oslo High School. Mavis attended St. Joseph Hair Design in Fargo, North Dakota. In 1962 she married Eli Soli in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She worked at Kato's and Ann's Beauty Salons for a number of years. In 1977 she was united in marriage to Eldon "Butch" Eliason in Minot, North Dakota. She moved to Buxton, North Dakota and then in 1991 moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota where she resided until the time of her death.

Family members of Mavis include her children, Steven (Sandy) Soli of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Wendy (Mark) Tracey of Norman, OK; her mother Inez Quern of Grand Forks, North Dakota; siblings, Bonnie Parr of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Miles (Carol) Quern of Oslo, Minnesota, Diane (Paul) Eggebraaten of Bemidji, Minnesota, David Quern of Richland, MO, Jay (Mona) Quern of Bloomington, Minnesota and Karen (Royal) Rivard of Argyle, Minnesota along with 4 grandchildren, Ryan and Rachelle Swallow, and Abigail and Katelyn Soli.

Mavis is preceded in death by her father Iner Quern, daughter, Lisa Swallow and one brother Dennis Quern.

Memorial Service: 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Stennes Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Visitation: 1 Hour before Memorial Service in Stennes Funeral Home.

Inurnment: Sodeburg Cemetery, Buxton, North Dakota, in the spring

Memorial Service:
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 2:00 PM at Stennes Funeral Home


Facts--

Born: July 6, 1938
Place of Birth: Oslo, Minnesota

Death: January 27, 2011
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived By:

  • Steven Soli, Son
  • Wendy Tracey, Daughter
  • Inez Quern, Mother

Preceded in Death By:

  • Iner Quern, Father
  • Lisa Swallow, Daughter

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Shirley (Machovsky) Ellingson

1940-2007

March 20, 1940 - November 24, 2007

Shirley J. Ellingson, 67, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Saturday, November 24, 2007 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with Cancer.

Shirley Ellingson was born March 20, 1940 in Inkster, North Dakota the daughter of George and Hazel (Umphrey) Machovsky. She attended school in Inkster, North Dakota. She married Russell Anderson. She was a waitress and bartender at various establishments including the Uptown and Kelly's, retiring in 2002. She married Curtis Ellingson in Grand Forks, North Dakota on July 2, 1964.

She is survived by her husband Curtis of East Grand Forks; sons: Michael (Karen) Anderson of Grand Forks, Gary Anderson of Grand Forks, Greg (Lori) Anderson of Grand Forks and Lon Ellingson of East Grand Forks; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger (Eleanor) Machovsky of Roy, WA, Allen (Vicki) Machovsky of Devils Lake, North Dakota; and one sister, Joanie (Bruce) Burgess of Grand Forks.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and 1 son Darrin Anderson.

She was a member of the East Grand Forks VFW and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with family at Cass Lake, Minnesota. Family was everything to Shirley.

Memorial may be given to Donors Choice.

Memorial Services: 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at the Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Visitation: 1 hour before services at the Stennes Funeral Home.

Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Memorial Service:
Wednesday November 28, 2007, 2:00 P.M.
Stennes Funeral Home

Visitation:
Wednesday November 28, 2007, 1 hour before se
Stennes Funeral Home


Facts:

Born: March 20, 1940
Place of Birth: Inkster, North Dakota

Death: November 24, 2007
Place of Death: East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Occupation: Waitress

Hobbies: spending time at the lake

Survived By

  • Curtis, Spouse
  • Michael, Son
  • Gary, Son
  • Greg, Son
  • Lon, Son
  • Roger Machovsky, Brother
  • Allen Machovsky, Brother
  • Joanie Burgess, Sister

Preceded in Death By

  • Darrin Anderson, Son

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Darlyne M. (Wehe) Enright

1928-2012

January 29, 1928 - April 28, 2012

Life Legacy--

Darlyne M. Enright age 84 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Darlyne M. Wehe was born on January 29, 1928, in rural East Grand Forks, Minnesota, the daughter of George and Marie (Jeffrey) Wehe.

Darlyne grew up and attended Central High School in East Grand Forks. In 1955 she moved to California. In 1967 she returned to East Grand Forks and was employed with Independent School District #595 where she cooked for many years there. Darlyne belonged to the Tops Club and was also very active in Sacred Heart Church where she served in many aspects. She enjoyed reading and going to the library, but most of all being with her grandkids.

Family members of Darlyne include her children, Sandra Agas-Johnson of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Cynthia (Leo) Anderson of St. Paul, Minnesota and James (Jane) Enright of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and 1 brother Bob (Connie) Wehe of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Darlyne is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jerome Enright, one sister, Dory Grundysen and brother in law Art Grundysen.


Facts--

Born: January 29, 1928
Place of Birth: East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Death: April 28, 2012
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Occupation: Cook for ISD #595

Hobbies: Reading and going to the Library

Organizations: Tops Club & Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Survived by:

  • Sandra Agas-Johnson, Daughter
  • Cynthis (Leo) Anderson, Daughter
  • James (Jane) Enright, Son
  • 9 Grandchildren
  • 3 Great-grandchildren
  • Bob (Connie) Wehe, Brother

Preceded in death by:

  • George Wehe, Father
  • Marie (Jeffrey) Wehe, Mother
  • Dory (Art) Grundysen, Sister
  • Art Enright, Spouse

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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LaVonne R. (Fontaine)
"Toots" Ellefson

1935-2013

June 30, 1935 - March 4, 2013

LaVonne "Toots" Ellefson, 77, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.

LaVonne Ellefson was born June 30, 1935, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the daughter of Meddie and Mae (Miller) Fontaine. She attended school at St. Mary's School and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School.

She married Dennis Ellefson at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Grand Forks on June 25, 1955.

She is survived by children, Tonna Korsmo of Chandler, AZ, Pam Ellefson of East Grand Forks, Kim (Kevin) Christianson of Kenai, AK and Todd (Catherine) Ellefson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and brother Duane "Butch" (Bette) Fontaine of Bemidji, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, on June 30, 2000, sister Donna Mireault and grandson Duane "DJ" Ellefson.

She was a loving, devoted and generous wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed the lake, her garden and her other home projects. She faced life's challenges with strength and determination, head-on as well as she faced her illness. With all of her children by her side, she went from this life onto her next life.

Memorials are prefered to the Altru Health Foundation Cancer Center, 960 South Columbia Road, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201.

Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Visitation: 1 hour before services at the chapel.

Inurnment: Resurrection Cemetery, Spring of 2013.

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Scott Gerald Eggers

1971-2012

January 29, 1971 - August 13, 2012

Life Legacy--

Scott Gerald Eggers, 41, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Scott Eggers was born January 29, 1971 in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, the son of Gerald and Elizabeth "Liz" (Skarperud) Eggers. He grew up in East Grand Forks and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High School in 1989. He attended UND where he graduated in 1993 with a major in Criminal Justice. He began working at Valley Golf Club in 1986 as a teenager and was the Club Manager at the time of his death. As the Club Manager, he oversaw the development and building of the back 9 holes. In high school he participated in golf, basketball and band. He was a 4 year letter winner in golf at the University of North Dakota. He married Meradith Vanyo on September 14, 2001 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and their daughter Ella was born on January 9, 2003.

He is survived by his parents, of East Grand Forks, daughter Ella Eggers, of East Grand Forks, 2 sisters, Susan (Jeff) Lancaster of Grand Forks, Jennifer Eggers of Nordman, Idaho, aunts and uncles, Karen Hendrickson of Denver, CO, Corinne (Tim) Woodhouse of Shermansdale, PA, Ron (Pat) Eggers of Green Valley, AZ, Karen (Albert) Plante, Teresa (Clay) Syverson and Arlene Eggers all of McIntosh, Minnesota, and Brenda Skarperud Nelson of Sun Lakes, AZ, and Ella's mother, Meradith Vanyo of East Grand Forks. He also is survived by; three nieces and numerous cousins and great-aunts and uncles.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Elton and Avis Skarperud, and Clifford and Ella Eggers and uncles, Curtis Eggers and Craig Skarperud.

In Lieu of flowers the family respectively prefers memorials.

Born: January 29, 1971
Place of Birth: Red Lake Falls, Minnesota

Death: August 13, 2012
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived by:

  • Gerald Eggers, Father
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Eggers, Mother
  • Ella Eggers, Daughter
  • Susan (Jeff) Lancaster, Sister
  • Jennifer Eggers, Sister

Preceded in death by:

  • Elton Skarperud, Grandfather
  • Avis Skarperud, Grandmother
  • Clifford Eggers, Grandfather
  • Ella Eggers, Grandmother

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Donna Mae (DeVold) Enderle

1942-2011

Donna Mae Enderle, age 69, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Donna Enderle was born January 19, 1942 in Buxton, North Dakota the daughter of Lawrence and Helen (Berg) DeVold. She grew up and attended Rural School #2 in Buxton. She worked for area farmers, and in 1958 she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she worked in numerous factories.

She married Ralph J. Enderle in Ascension Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN. on February 23, 1963. In 1968 they moved to Fargo where she worked for Stieger Tractor and Headstart. They lived in Hoffman, Minnesota, Morris, Minnesota, Donnelly, Minnesota and Breckenridge, Minnesota, and in 1983 they moved to East Grand Forks, where she worked for area farmers and for Simplot.

She is survived by two children, Ralph Jr. (Sue) Enderle, of Raymond, Minnesota and Lynn Enderle of Grand Forks, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, siblings, Marjorie Dawson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, LaVonne (Gilbert) Schwartz, of Buffalo, Minnesota, Sandra (George) Orton, of Grand Forks, Harlen DeVold, of Chesapeake, VA, Glenn (Carol) DeVold Sr, of Grand Forks, North Dakota. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph, on June 19, 1999, daughter Helen Strubbe, 1 sister Ina Jane and 3 brothers, Gary, Clayton and Dennis.

She loved country music, reading, cooking, baking, dancing and playing cards and life in general. Also baby sitting her grandchildren when they were young.

She was a very loving, kind and caring person and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials are preferred.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
Visitation: 1 hour before services at the church.

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Burial
Monday May 23, 2011
Resurrection Cemetery


Facts--

Born: January 19, 1942
Place of Birth: Buxton, North Dakota

Death: May 19, 2011 Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived By:

  • Ralph (Sue) Jr., Son
  • Lynn, Daughter

Preceded in Death By:

  • Helen Strubbe, Daughter

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Helen Lorraine (Roff)
"Rainie" Evans

1922-2009

June 6, 1922 - October 7, 2009

Biography--

Helen "Rainie" Lorraine Evans, 87, passed away October 7, 2009 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Rainie was born June 6, 1922 in Knoxville, Iowa, to Charles and Ramona (Bodine) Roff. She graduated from Knoxville High School, received a teaching degree from Pella College and a B.A. in teaching special education from Drake University. She married Frank Ruford Evans in 1947 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. She spent 35 years of her life teaching and especially enjoyed the accomplishments of her special education students.

For most of her teaching career she worked at Norwoodville Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa; where she was very involved in the community and the lives of her students and their families. While there, she invented the "Blue Rose" parties for children with special needs. Rainie especially enjoyed entertaining. She liked games, bingo and even playing the nickle slots at casinos. She loved being with people and making them laugh. She occasionally wore costumes and would recite poems and tell imaginary stories complete with actions and facial expressions, just to see what reactions she could get.

In 1984, after Frank died, Rainie moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota to be with her daughter and share the lives of her grandchildren. During her time in EGF, she renewed her friendship with Arlo Turner and made many new friends.

She is survived by her children: Jody Evans and Stephanie (David) Sogard, grandchildren: Nicholas Sogard and Sabiah (Alan) Sogard-Tocchio and several nieces and nephews. Rainie was preceded in death by her husband, Frank R. Evans, daughter, Jardy Evans; and siblings: Ruby Stapleton, Velma Heaberlin and Leslie Roff.


Facts--

Born: June 6, 1922
Date of Birth: Knoxville, Iowa

Death: October 7, 2009
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survivors:

  • Jody Evans, Son
  • Stephanie (David) Sogard, Daughter

Funeral Service:
Saturday October 10, 2009, 10:00 A.M. at Stennes Funeral Home

Visitation:
Saturday October 10, 2009, 9:00 to 10:00 A. at Stennes Funeral Home

Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Gertrude Wilhelmina (Becker) Erickson

1916-2007

September 5, 1916 - September 5, 2007

Gertrude W. Erickson, 91, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Gertrude Wilhelmina Becker was born September 5, 1916 in Kulm, North Dakota, the daughter of Otto and Emma (Maas) Becker. She was orphaned as a young girl and after several years ended up with the Joe Bolger family in Moorhead, Minnesota. They became her family. She graduated from Fargo, North Dakota High School and worked for Northwestern Bell in Fargo as an operator. Gert was active with her single lady friends and met and married Raymond W. Erickson after the war on December 4, 1946 in Moorhead, Minnesota. They built a farm home in rural East Grand Forks, and lived there for many years.

For the loving family she married into, she was always grateful. She was a leader in Northland 4-H. Being active in the church was very important to her as she taught Sunday School, Confirmation, sang in the choir, was president of the women's group, and worked with the quilters. Gert loved the farm and being a farm wife, working hard at gardening, yard work, sewing and cooking. She was happy to see the 5th generation of farmers continue in the Erickson family with grandson Mike. Her only great-grandson, Parker, brought a sparkle to her eye.

She is survived by her son, Mark (Jolene) Erickson, of Rock Springs, granddaughter Emily Erickson of Rock Springs, WY, son, Brian (Robin) Erickson of East Grand Forks, grandson, Chad (Kerri) Erickson of East Grand Forks, and their son Parker Erickson, grandson Michael Erickson (Erin Ellis) of East Grand Forks,, and 1 brother Wilbert Becker of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her husband Ray in 2003, her parents, and 1 brother Roy Becker.

Memorials may be given to the Bethany Lutheran Church.

Services: 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the Bethany Lutheran Church, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, with the Rev. Charles Johnson officiating.

Visitation: Friday from 5-7 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service at the Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota and one hour before the funeral at the church.

Burial: Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Visitation:
Friday September 7, 2007, 5-7 PM; 7:00 PM prayer service
Stennes Funeral Home

Funeral Service:
Saturday September 8, 2007, 10:00 AM
Bethany Lutheran Church


Facts--

Born: September 5, 1916
Place of Birth: Kulm, North Dakota

Death: September 5, 2007
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Occupation: homemaker

Survived By:

  • Mark, Son
  • Brian, Son

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Daniel "Danny" Egstad

1974-2012

July 18, 1974 - July 21, 2012

Biography--

Daniel "Danny" L. Egstad, 38, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012. He died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Danny was born July 18, 1974, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Ronald and Beverly (Braaten) Egstad. He grew up in East Grand Forks, graduating from East Grand Forks Senior High School in 1992; He had worked for Bert's Truck Equipment in East Grand Forks for over ten years. Prior to working at Bert's he worked at BNSF, Excel Energy, and Catco, in Bemidji, Minnesota. Danny was united in marriage September 8, 2001 to Heather Drlaca in Bemidji.

Danny loved spending time with his family. He was a dependable, loving and an involved husband and father. He will be heart wrenchingly missed by his wife, children and family.

He had a passion for mechanics. He enjoyed working on any piece of equipment with an engine or a motor. Danny especially enjoyed working on and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Danny was a compassionate selfless person. Whenever a friend needed a helping hand Danny wouldn't hesitate to jump right in.

He is survived by his wife Heather; his children, Abigail (9) and Brody (6); his parents; brothers: Troy (Nikki) Egstad, Angus, Minnesota; Joseph Egstad, Manvel, North Dakota; Allan (Natalie) Egstad, Joshua Tree, CA; sisters: Rhonda (Steve) Mundahl, Hatton, North Dakota; Sarah (Dennis) Lang, Merkel, TX; Rachel Egstad, Grand Forks; his grandmother Cleo Braaten, Grand Forks and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and all who loved and cared for him.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents: Ted Braaten, Oscar and Doris Egstad

Memorial Service:
Thursday July 26, 2012, 2:30 PM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Visitation:
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church


Facts--

Born: July 18, 1974
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Death: July 21, 2012

Survived By:

  • Heather Egstad, Spouse
  • Abigail Egstad, Daughter
  • Brody Egstad, Son
  • Ronald Egstad, Father
  • Beverly (Braaten) Egstad, Mother
  • Troy (Nikki) Egstad, Brother
  • Joseph Egstad, Brother
  • Allan (Natalie) Egstad, Brother
  • Rhonda (Steve) Mundahl, Sister
  • Sarah (Dennis) Lang, Sister
  • Rachel Egstad, Sister
  • Cleo Braaten, Grandmother
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Ted Braaten, Grandfather
  • Oscar Egstad, Grandfather
  • Doris Egstad, Grandmother

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Eunice Marlene (Klemetson) Evenson

1925-2010

November 13, 1925 - November 17, 2010

Biography--

Eunice Marlene Evenson, 85, of Grand Forks, North Dakota formerly of Climax, Minnesota died on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 4000 Valley Square, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Eunice was born on November 13, 1925, on a farm near Ulen, Minnesota, in Clay County, the daughter of Enok and Marie (Skrien) Klemetson. She attended country school and then Ulen High School, graduating in 1942. Eunice graduated from Moorhead Teachers College in 1944. She then taught elementary grades in Climax, Thief River Falls and Hawley, Minnesota. In 1949, Eunice married Glenn LeRoy Evenson on June 18th in Ulen, Minnesota.They made their home and had a family farm in Climax, Minnesota. After raising her family, she returned to Moorhead State University and graduated with a Special Education degree. She taught special education and volunteered in Climax-Shelly School from 1970 to 2005. Glenn and Eunice were very involved in supporting, volunteering, and promoting the growth of their community and church.

Eunice is survived by her children: Keith (Sue), Climax, Minnesota, Miles (Kathy) Hillsboro, North Dakota, Charles (LeAnn) Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Kevin (Deb), Lisbon, North Dakota, Todd (Fay), Climax, Minnesota, and Rachel (Bruce) Evenson Kopp, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Brothers: Arley (Marilyn) Klemetson, Moorhead, Minnesota and Franklin, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, sister-in-law, Lois Syverson, Ulen, Minnesota. 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; parents; brothers: Henry Dahlby and Myron Klemetson; and sisters: Olga Dahlby Burud and Frieda Klemetson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to your local food shelf, library, or your local community church.

Services: 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 22, 2010 at Sand Hill Lutheran Church, Climax, Minnesota.
Visitation: Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. prayer service at and one hour before the funeral All at Sand Hill Lutheran Church, Climax, Minnesota.

Burial: Sand Hill Cemetery, Climax, Minnesota


Facts--

Born: November 13, 1925
Place of Birth: Ulen, Minnesota

Death: November 17, 2010
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survivors:

  • Keith (Sue) Evenson, Son
  • Miles (Kathy) Evenson, Son
  • Charles (LeAnn) Evenson, Son
  • Kevin (Deb) Evenson, Son
  • Todd (Fay) Evenson, Son
  • Rachel (Bruce) Evenson-Kopp, Daughter

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Olaf Raymond Egeland

1917-2007

September 16, 1917 - March 23, 2007

Raymond Egeland 89, formally of East Grand Forks and Bygland, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2007 at the Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Olaf Raymond Egeland was born on September 16, 1917 in Bygland Township of Polk County, Minnesota, the son of H. Byron and Anne Egeland. He was baptized and confirmed in the Bygland Lutheran Church where he served on the Church Council and was a life long member. He attended school at District #222 in Bygland and also attended the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, Minnesota.

On November 29, 1940 he was united in marriage to Lena Mae Johnson. He farmed and lived in Section 2 of Bygland Township and was a member of the Sons of Norway where he was with a dance group that performed in Traditional Norwegian Dress and did a variety of Norwegian Dances. Raymond moved from his farm to Heritage Oaks in East Grand Forks, Minnesota on September 11, 2001 and resided there until February 20, 2007 when he moved to the Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Family members of Raymond include a son; Ralph Byron "Bud" Egeland of Deming, New Mexico, sister; Ruth M. Egeland of Grand Forks, North Dakota, 2 nieces; Rebecca Lynn (David) Juarez and Susan Rae (Jess) Bevans: and one nephew; Mark Jon (Vicki) Egeland. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Jens Fredrick Egeland and one sister; Mary Leone Wolff.


Facts--

Born: September 16, 1917
Place of Birth: Bygland Township

Death: March 23, 2007
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Occupation: Farmer

Services--

Viewing:
Saturday April 21, 2007, 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Bygland Lutheran Church

Burial:
North Bygland Cemetery

Memorial:
Bygland Lutheran Church

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Marian E. Enright

1931-2013

July 17, 1931 - September 1, 2013

Marian Enright, 82, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Marian Enright was born July 17, 1931 in Grafton, North Dakota, the daughter of Clarence and Olga (Jacobsen) Christiansen. She grew up in Grand Forks and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School. She married Edward "Mick" Enright on May 10, 1951 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. They farmed their entire life near East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

She is survived by six sons: Gary (Nancy), Allan (Shirley), Randy (Brenda), Scott (Joanie), Bryan (Ann) all of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Jerry (Cheri), of Mesa, AZ; two daughters, Gayle (Len) Vonasek of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Michelle Enright of West Fargo, North Dakota; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one aunt, June Smith of Sacramento, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one sister, Donna Weber and two brothers, Harvey and Glenn.

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Visitation: 5-7 PM with a 6:30 Prayer service, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Arrangements by: Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Funeral Service:
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Visitation:
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Prayer Service:
Tuesday September 3, 2013, 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Interment:
Wednesday September 4, 2013 at Resurrection Cemetery


Facts-- Born: July 17, 1931 Place of Birth: Grafton, North Dakota

Death: September 1, 2013
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived By:

  • Gary (Nancy) Enright, Son
  • Allan (Shirley) Enright, Son
  • Randy (Brenda) Enright, Son
  • Scott (Joanie) Enright, Son
  • Bryan (Ann) Enright, Son
  • Jerry (Cheri) Enright, Son
  • Gayle (Len) Vonasek, Daughter
  • Michelle Enright, Daughter
  • 14 Grandchildren
  • 13 Great-Grandchildren
  • June Smith, Aunt

Preceded in Death By:

  • Clarence Christiansen, Father
  • Olga (Jacobsen) Christiansen, Mother
  • Edward "Mick" Enright, Spouse
  • Donna Weber, Sister
  • Harvey Christiansen, Brother
  • Glenn Christiansen, Brother

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Beulah (Gjestrum) Engebretson

1924-2011

November 22, 1924 - December 2, 2011

Biography--

Beulah Engebretson, 87 of Crookston, Minnesota, died Friday, December 2, 2011 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Center, Crookston, Minnesota.

Beulah Engebretson was born November 22, 1924 in Climax, Minnesota, the daughter of Even and Ella (Meland) Gjestrum. She grew up in Climax, Minnesota and was baptized and confirmed in the Sand Hill Lutheran Church. She attended rural Climax country school. She married Milfred Engebretson in Climax, Minnesota on August 3, 1950. She worked for FM Woolworth, the Corner Cafe in Climax and also at the Climax School.

She is survived by her husband Milfred of Crookston, Minnesota, one son Mark (Debbie) Engebretson, of Crookston, Minnesota; six grandchildren: Crystal, Kayla and Amber Engebretson, Adam, Aaron and Alicia Vouk; two great-grandsons, Kaden and Tyler Vouk; a son-in-law, Al Vouk, Sartell, Minnesota; and one sister-in-law Mary Gjestrum of Selah, WA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Linda Vouk; three sisters: Mayme, Eleanor and Belva; and five brothers: Elvin, Myrl, Rudolph, Benny and Eudean.

Funeral Service:
Friday December 9, 2011, 2:30 PM at Climax Lutheran Church

Visitation:
Thursday December 8, 2011, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Climax Lutheran Church

Prayer Service:
Thursday December 8, 2011, 6:30 PM at Climax Lutheran Church

Interment:
Friday December 9, 2011 at Sand Hill Lutheran Cemetery


Facts--

Born: November 22, 1924
Place of Birth: Climax, Minnesota

Death: December 2, 2011
Place of Death: Crookston, Minnesota

Survived By

  • Milfred Engebretson, Spouse
  • Mark (Debbie) Engebretson, Son
  • 6 Grandchildren
  • 2 Great-grandsons
  • Al Vouk, Son-in-Law
  • Mary Gjestrum, Sister-In-Law

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Gary Lynn Estad

1943-2011

November 3, 1943 - April 22, 2011

Life Legacy--

Gary Estad age 67 of Alvarado, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota with his family by his side.

Gary Lynn Estad was born on November 3, 1943 in Grafton, North Dakota the son of Ted and Nellie (Nelson) Estad. Gary grew up and attended school in Grafton, North Dakota. On September 9, 1962 he was united in marriage to Ann Marie Nelson in Grafton, North Dakota. He worked construction for many years in the Grafton area. Gary worked for Baukol Builders for 28 years retiring in 2000. He also worked for EAPC in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Gary along with his wife Ann owned and operated the Lightning Bar in Alvarado from 1996 to present. In his free time, Gary enjoyed time at Cable Lake, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Family members who survive Gary include his wife Ann of Alvarado, Minnesota; children, Mark (Jen) Estad of Alvarado, Minnesota and Lee (Jenny) Estad of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; 4 grandchildren, Madison, Evan, Alexis and Calvin; 1 brother, Terry (Sandy) Estad of Grafton, North Dakota; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gary is predeceased in death by his parents.


Facts--

Born: November 3, 1943
Place of Birth: Grafton, North Dakota

Death: April 22, 2011
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived by:

  • Ann Estad, Spouse
  • Mark (Jen) Estad, Son
  • Lee (Jenny) Estad, Son
  • Terry (Sandy) Estad, Brother

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Ruth Marguerite Egeland

1913-2008

October 11, 1913 - November 3, 2008

Biography--

Ruth Marguerite Egeland, 95, of Grand Forks, North Dakota formerly of East Grand Forks, Minnesota died on November 3, 2008 at Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Ruth was born on October 11, 1913 in Bygland Twp., Polk County, Minnesota to H. Byron and Anne (Aanenson) Egeland. She was baptized and confirmed in Bygland Lutheran Church where she was a life long member.

She attended elementary school at District #222 in Bygland, and High School in East Grand Forks Public Schools, and one year Teacher Training program in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

She taught the children of rural schools in Polk County, Minnesota returning to further her education at Bemidji College where she completed studies for a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Later she was graduated from the University of Minnesota with an M.A. degree, while she was teaching in the Minneapolis Public Schools. She spent one year overseas, teaching American children in Germany.

In 1974, after 39 years of teaching, Ruth retired and moved back to the farm home in Bygland where she lived with her brother Raymond. Ruth was active in the church and community, including Hospice, Nordland Rosemaling Association, North Bygland Home Study Group and in the Literacy Program.

On September 11, 2001 Ruth and Raymond moved from the farm to Heritage Oaks in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. On July 24, 2006 Ruth moved to Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Ruth is survived by two nieces: Rebecca Lynn (David) Juarez and Susan Rae (Jess) Bevans; two nephews: Mark Jon (Vicki) Egeland and Ralph Byron "Bud" Egeland. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Jens Fredrick Egeland and Olaf Raymond Egeland; one sister: Mary Leone Wolff; and one nephew: Jens Curtis Egeland.

Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. November 15, 2008 at Bygland Lutheran Church, rural East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Visitation: one hour before the funeral at the church.

Burial: North Bygland Cemetery, rural East Grand Forks, Minnesota.


Facts--

Born: October 11, 1913
Place of Birth: Bygland, Twp.

Death: November 3, 2008
Place of Death: Grand Forks

Occupation: Teacher

Survivors:

  • Rebecca Juarez, Niece
  • Susan Bevans, Niece
  • Mark Egeland, Nephew
  • Bud Egeland, Nephew

Memorial Service:
Saturday November 15, 2008, 2:00 PM at Bygland Lutheran Church

Visitation:
Saturday November 15, 2008, From 1 to 2 PM at Bygland Lutheran Church

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Ruth (Jorde) Engen

1916-2012

February 18, 1916 - December 17, 2012

Facts--

Born: February 18, 1916 Place of Birth: Thief River Falls, Minnesota

Death: December 17, 2012 Place of Death: East Grand Forks, Minnesota


Biography--

Ruth Engen, 96, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Heritage Grove in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Ruth was born February 18, 1916 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Andrew and Emma (Sanden) Jorde. She attended country school and graduated from Thief River Falls High School. She was married to Roland Christie in 1934. Roland died in 1935 shortly before the birth of their daughter, Roberta. Ruth married Lester Engen in 1940.

They moved to Seattle, WA, where Lester worked at the shipyards during World War II. After the war, they returned to Thief River Falls, and in 1948 they moved to Bozeman, MT. Lester died in 1997. Ruth and Lester had three daughters. Ruth was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, a seamstress, an artist, and she lived in Bozeman until she moved to East Grand Forks in 2009.

Ruth is survived by three daughters: Roberta (Jim) Kelley of Helena, MT; Joy (Tony) Grainger of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; and Anita (Jerry) Clayton, of Billings, MT; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Hegland of Hayden, ID, Rudean (Ernest) Neumann of Coeur D Alene, ID, and one brother, Glen Jorde of Thief River Falls, Minnesota; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands; an infant daughter; great grandson Brandon Kelley; one brother Melvin Jorde; and three sisters: Gladys Kaushagen, Alice Christianson, and Edna Sagmoen.

Memorial services:
Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Heritage Grove Chapel in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Funeral Service:
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:00 AM at Good Samaritan Heritage Grove Chapel

Visitation:
Friday December 21, 2012, 9-10 at Good Samaritan Heritage Grove Chapel

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Harriet (Berends) Erickson

1925-2009

May 1, 1925 - May 9, 2009

Harriet Erickson, 84, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota died Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Harriet Erickson was born May 1, 1925 in Glenwood City, Wisconsin, the daughter of William and Mary (Drexler) Berends. She grew up and graduated from Richland Wisconsin High School. She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and married Roy Erickson on February 1944 in St. Paul, Minnesota. They moved to Thief River Falls, Minnesota where she worked at Woolworths, retiring after 22 years. Roy died on April 30, 1987.

She moved to Moorhead, Minnesota, Halstad, Minnesota and in 2005 moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

She is survived by a daughter, Pam (Doug) Ninneman of Grand Forks, North Dakota; two granddaughters, Jenna Ninneman of Grand Forks and Chastity (Michael) Lewis of Savage, Minnesota; three great grandchildren and one brother Lloyd (Norma) Berends of Menomonie, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy; one grandson, Mathew Engelstad on March 7, 1979; two sisters, Mary Lou and Alice and two brothers, Ralph and Duane.

Private Services

Burial: St. Bernards Catholic Cemetery


Facts--

Born: May 1, 1925
Place of Birth: Glenwood City, Wisconsin

Death: May 9, 2009
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived By:

  • Pam Ninneman, Daughter
  • Jenna Ninneman, Granddaughter
  • Chastity Lewis, Granddaughter Lloyd Berends, Brother

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Lyle G. Eissinger

1918-2011

November 26, 1918 - November 3, 2011

Biography--

Lyle G. Eissinger, age 92, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Lyle G. Eissinger was born on November 26, 1918, in International Falls, Minnesota the son of Carl and Julia (Neffew) Eissinger. He attended grade school there. In 1931 the family moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota. He graduated from Central High School in the spring of 1937.

He worked several years at various jobs as a delivery boy and stocker and managed a grocery store for a year before entering the military. Lyle served in the United States Army from 1943 thru October 1945. Most of his service was with the First Cavalry Division in the Southwest Pacific. He was stationed in New Guinea and the Admiralty Islands and was also involved in the invasions of Leyte and Luzon and the freeing of Manila. He then served in the Army of Occupation at Osaka and Tokyo.

He married Aileen Thomasson on March 10, 1940. Lyle worked for Nash Brothers in Grand Forks and then Nash Finch out of Fargo, North Dakota and Aberdeen, SD. He later worked for a food brokerage firm in Sioux City, Iowa for approximately 10 years before moving back to Grand Forks upon the death of his wife in 1972. He then worked for Lampert Building Center until retirement in 1981. Lyle married Francis M. (Benson) Coulter on May 17, 1988. Francis died in 2005.

He is survived by his granddaughter, Stephanie Hamm, San Diego, CA; son-in-law, Gerry Hamm, Fargo, North Dakota, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, Aileen and Francis; his daughter, Susan; sisters, Hatti Hanson, Devils Lake, North Dakota, Margaret Helms, Roseville, Minnesota and brother Russell Hayes, East Grand Forks, Minnesota. He was a life member of both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars of East Grand Forks, Minnesota. In his retirement years he made a hobby of woodcrafts and enjoyed giving them away to family and friends.

Private Inurnment Service will be held.


Facts--

Born: November 26, 1918
Place of Birth: International Falls, Minnesota

Death: November 3, 2011
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived By

  • Stephanie Hamm, Granddaughter
  • Gerry Hamm, Son-In-Law

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Melfred J. Forseth

1917-2011

December 20, 1917 - November 20, 2011

Life Legacy--

Melfred Forseth, age 93, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, passed away on Sunday, November 20th, 2011 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Melfred Julian Forseth was born on December 20, 1917, in Crookston, Minnesota, the son of Ingberth and Nora (Lindem) Forseth. Melfred grew up in the Eldred, Minnesota, area on the family farm. He attended Country School in Eldred and then attended school at the Crookston A C.

Melfred joined the United States Navy and was sub based in Connecticut. On December 5, 1942 he was united in marriage to Martha Hill in Norwich, CT. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1945 he returned to Crookston, Minnesota where he worked for Bridgeman Creamery, later moving to East Grand Forks while working in Grand Forks as an ice cream maker until his retirement in 1980. Melfred loved to travel, fish and hunt and be surrounded by family.

Family members who survive Melfred include his wife Martha of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 1 daughter Marsha (Clif) Nerby of Reynolds, North Dakota, 3 grandchildren, Ken Nerby of Reynolds, North Dakota, Tim (Sheri) Nerby of Portland, North Dakota and Tammy (Brad) Nickelson of Grand Forks, North Dakota; 4 great grand daughters and 1 great grandson.

Melfred is preceded in death by his parents; daughter Karolyn and 2 brothers, Irwin and Arley Forseth.

In Lieu of Flowers Memorials are preferred.


Born: December 20, 1917
Place of Birth: Crookston, Minnesota

Death: November 20, 2011
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Occupation: Bridgeman Creamery

Hobbies: Traveling, Fishing & Hunting

Survived by:

  • Martha (Hill) Forseth, Spouse
  • Marsha (Clif) Nerby, Daughter
  • 3 Grandchildren
  • 5 Great-Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:

  • Ingberth Forseth, Father
  • Nora (Lindem) Forseth, Mother
  • Karolyn Forseth, Daughter
  • Irwin Forseth, Brother
  • Arley Forseth, Brother

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Charles Lee Fairchild

1986-2010

May 4, 1986 - October 4, 2010

Life Legacy--

Charles Lee "Charlie" Fairchild was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota on May 4, 1986 and died at home on Oct. 4, 2010 after a long struggle with depression.

Charlie was the son of Tim and Marva (Lee) Fairchild and was a life long East Grand Forks, Minnesota resident. Charlie graduated from EGF Senior High School with the Class of 2005. While at the Senior High, he played hockey and was a member of a state qualifying golf team. Charlie was an avid fisherman, and Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and Gopher fan. Following high school he attended the University of North Dakota and Northland Technical College. Charlie was employed at Mike's Pizza, LM Windpower, and most recently the Listen Drop-In Center in Grand Forks. Charlie was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, rural East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and the Valley Golf Course, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sisters Rita and Alexandra Fairchild, both students at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, his grandmother, Pauline Lee of Gwinner, North Dakota, aunts and uncles, Sandra (Bo) Chapin, Mary (John) Edman, Paula (Michael) Miller and Daniel Lee Jr, and cousins, Ned (Trin) Chapin, Laura Edman, Amy (Matthew) Swanson, Mara Edman, Nathaniel (Kate) Miller, Melinda (Dennis) Randolph, Godmother, Judy Sheridan-Christensen, and Godchild Taryn Nelson. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Daniel Lee, Rodney and Grace Fairchild, step-grandmother Dorothy Fairchild and Godfather, Dan Sheridan.

Charlie had many friends and will be greatly missed.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be given to Bethany Lutheran Church, EGF Blue Line Club, or Listen Drop-In Center, GF, North Dakota.

Born: May 4, 1986
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Death: October 4, 2010
Place of Death: East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Theola Margarite (Normandeau)
FILIPI

1921-2007

August 21, 1921 - March 14, 2007

Theola Filipi, 85, passed away Friday, February 2, 2007, at her home in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Theola Margarite Normandeau was born on August 21, 1921 in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Euseb and Grace (Green) Normandeau. Theola grew up and attended and graduated from Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. Following graduation she attended St. Josephs School of Nursing in Grand Forks, North Dakota. On November 10, 1942 she was united in marriage to Dallas Filipi in Grand Forks. From 1958 to 1981 she worked at Valley Medical in Grand Forks, North Dakota, for Dr. Daily and Dr. Powers. She was a charter member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks. Theola much enjoyed spending time at Lake of the Woods with her husband Dallas who preceded her in death on September 2, 1989.

Family members who survive Theola are her children; Leigh (Marilyn) Filipi of Hillsboro, North Dakota, Edward (Lori) Filipi of Custer, South Dakota, Richard (Sharol) Filipi of Park Rapids, Minnesota, Gayle (Ronald) Thorson of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Kenneth (Kate) Filipi of Rosemont, Minnesota, Joel (Kathy Rabe) Filipi of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, Meredith Krom (Scott Peabody) of Mekinock, North Dakota, Dallas (Traci) Filipi of Plymouth, Massachusetts and Donald Filipi of Phoenix, Arizona, 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Theola is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dallas, and 5 sisters, Una, Doreen, Verla, Carroll and Janice.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Altru Hospice in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Visitation: Beginning at Noon until time of Funeral Service in Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Wednesday ~ February 7, 2007

Funeral: Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Robert Louis Fincher

1934-2010

March 15, 1934 - March 18, 2010

Biography--

Robert L. Fincher, 76, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at his home.

Robert Louis Fincher was born on March 15, 1934, in San Francisco, CA, the son of Orville Day and Marie Antonette (Dubois) Fincher. Roberts father and brother were killed in an auto accident and severely crippled his mother on March 23, 1942. He was placed in the Lena Pope orphanage in Fort Worth, TX. Robert attended Arlington High School and the University of Texas on a football scholarship. He graduated with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. He liked boxing and fought amateur fights thru high school and college. He served 4 years in the United States Navy.

He married Deanna Skipp on March 17, 1956 in Glenview, IL. He worked in Steel Mills in Chicago, IL as a Metallurgist. Robert remarried on May 4, 1963 in Chicago, IL to Dorothy Witek. He started a company ABCO Industries Inc. In 1969 he sold his company and moved his family to Viking, Minnesota. He farmed in Viking and Newfolden area growing wheat and oats. He also had a large hog operation. He sold the farm in 1983 and moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota. He went to Gaming School. He was then hired by Development Homes as a gaming manager. He then was hired by the University of North Dakota Athletic Club. He retired in 1996 and then remarried to Cindy Nickolauson on December 14, 1996 in New York Mills, Minnesota. He moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota and worked part time for the East Grand Forks Holiday Station Store and during the Sugar Beet Harvest. He worked for Express Personal Services as a Staffing Coordinator in the Crookston, Minnesota area. He loved books and reading and writing. He volunteered for years coaching boys & girls in boxing and swimming in the Chicago area and coached boxing for Boxing Inc. in Grand Forks, North Dakota YMCA.

Robert is survived by his children: Michael (Dawn) Fincher and Rhonda Fincher of Rogers, AR, Randy (Lisa) Fincher of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Cheryl (Joe) McGill of Broken Arrow, OK, Robert (Elizabeth) Fincher of Crookston, Minnesota, Marie Wiley of East Grand Forks, Minnesota and Coquet Fincher of Grand Forks, North Dakota; stepdaughter: Jodi Johnson of Grand Forks, North Dakota and 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Marianne Faver of Fort Worth, TX and Patricia Bolton of Fredrick, MD.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers Dick and Arnold; 3 sisters Cleo, Virginia and Yvonne, 1 niece Judy; 1 great-granddaughter: Kami Jo and his beloved grandson Kendrick Michael Fincher.

Memorials may be directed to Kendrick Fincher Memorial Foundation ~ P.O Box 1287 ~ Rogers, AR 72757 ~ www.kendrickfincher.org

Funeral Service Tuesday March 23, 2010, 10:30 AM at St. Michael's Catholic Church

Visitation:
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at St. Michael's Catholic Church

Interment:
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Cemetery of New Solem


Facts--

Born: March 15, 1934
Place of Birth: San Francisco, CA

Death: March 18, 2010
Place of Death: East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Hobbies: Loved Books ~ Reading ~ Writing

Survived By

  • Michael (Dawn) Fincher, Son
  • Rhonda Fincher, Daughter
  • Randy (Lisa) Fincher, Son
  • Cheryl (Joe) McGill, Daughter
  • Robert (Elizabeth) Fincher, Son
  • Marie Wiley, Daughter
  • Coquet Fincher, Daughter
  • Jodi Johnson, Stepdaughter Marianne Faver, Sister
  • Patricia Bolton, Sister

Preceded in Death By

  • Orville D. Fincher, Father
  • Marie A. (Dubois) Fincher, Mother
  • Dick Fincher, Brother
  • Arnold Fincher, Brother
  • Cleo, Sister
  • Virginia, Sister
  • Yvonne, Sister
  • Judy, Niece

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Elvin Willard Fossen

1922-2010

August 29, 1922 - June 23, 2010

Facts--

Born: August 29, 1922
Place of Birth: Heimdal, North Dakota

Death: June 23, 2010
Place of Death: East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Occupation: Maintenance Supervisor

Survived By

  • Gale (Janey) Fossen, Son
  • Sheila Varnson, Daughter
  • Lloyd Fossen, Brother
  • Odin Fossen, Brother
  • Tilford Fossen, Brother
  • Mary Colleen Fossen, Daughter-In-Law

Biography--

Elvin Fossen, 87 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota passed away at home on Wednesday, June 23, 2010.

Elvin Willard Fossen was born on August 29, 1922 the son of Engebret and Julia (Rierson) Fossen. Elvin grew up on a farm near Heimdal, North Dakota where he also attended school. In 1945 he joined the United States Army and served during World War II. Following his discharge from the army in February of 1946, he was united in marriage to Ethel Hovland on May 4, 1946 in Harvey, North Dakota. They lived in several different places before moving to East Grand Forks, Minnesota in 1961. Elvin worked for the North Dakota State School for the Blind in Grand Forks for 29 years retiring in 1991 as a Maintenance Supervisor.

Elvin is survived by children, Gale Fossen (Janet) of Glyndon, Minnesota and Sheila Varnson of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Mary Colleen Fossen, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 3 brothers, Lloyd Fossen of Fessenden, North Dakota, Odin, and Tilford Fossen of Maddock, North Dakota.

Elvin is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ethel Fossen on August 29, 2005, son, Ronald Fossen on June 3, 2006, brothers, Julius, Melvin, Clarence, Bennie, Kermit and Johnnie Fossen, and 2 sisters, Mabel Johnson and Inga White.

Funeral Service
Monday June 28, 2010, 11:00 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Visitation:
Sunday June 27, 2010, 2:00 - 3:00 at Stennes Funeral Home

Prayer Service: 2:30 PM

Interment:
Monday June 28, 2010 at Resurrection Cemetery

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Darrell Lee Fore

1949-2007

January 15, 1949 - May 11, 2007

Darrell Fore, 58, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Friday, May 11, 2007 after a long courageous battle with Huntington's disease at home surrounded by family and friends.

Darrell Lee Fore was born January 15, 1949, the son of Orville and Dorothy (Krueger) Fore in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Darrell lived his entire life in East Grand Forks. He graduated in 1968 from EGF Senior High where he excelled in many sports. He continues to hold the EGF record for the 440 yard dash, set at the Minnesota state track meet in 1968. In July during the EGF Jubilee '07 Celebration, Darrell will be inducted into the EGF Senior High Hall of Fame, news that humbled him to tears. He attended Mayville State College for 2 years excelling in track. He served his country in the US Army from 1970-1972.

On May 20, 1972 he married, Terry Lea Broekemeier at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, East Grand Forks. He worked for Dakota Film and Express from 1973-1978. He then took the meter reader position for the City of East Grand Forks from 1978-2004, a job he loved to do. In 2004 he retired due to Huntington's Disease that destroyed his body but not his spirit. He loved playing sports and watching his children participate in sports that they enjoyed. He was a kid at heart and loved to play with the children in the neighborhood. As Darrell's body failed he continued to enjoy watching his grandchildren play.

He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, the East Grand Forks American Legion Post #157, Teamsters Unit 116 and the EGF Blue Line Club.

He is survived by his wife, Terry of 35 years, 4 children, Matthew (Tricia) Fore, Lucas Fore, Haley Fore (Paul Stinar) all of East Grand Forks and David (Jody) Kleyman of Plymouth, Minnesota, 2 grandsons Dylan Matthew Kleyman and Jace Matthew Fore and a granddaughter who will be born in July; his mother, Dorothy Fore, East Grand Forks, sister Judy (David) McMenamy, of Monticello, Minnesota, brother, Rick (Becky) Fore, East Grand Forks, in-laws, William and Arlene Broekemeier, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, brother in-laws and sister in-laws, Brenda (Don) Rysavy, Bismarck, North Dakota, Linda (Jim) Weber, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Bill (Cyndi) Broekemeier, Fargo, North Dakota, 12 nieces and nephews, Jesse and Cason Weber, Andrew (Alice) Rysavy, Katie and Laura Rysavy, Toby, Cain, and Abby Stauss, Brenda (Tom) McDonald, Tina (James) Sylvia, Tona Mason, and Lesa Fore, 6 great nieces and nephews, Brady, Blake and Elizabeth McDonald, Corbin Rysavy, Levi Bondy and Madison Cordts.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orville Fore who died from Huntington's Disease. His grandparents and several aunts and uncles.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials are requested.


Facts

Born: January 15, 1949
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Death: May 11, 2007
Place of Death: East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Occupation: City of East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Organizations: Our Savior's Lutheran Church ~ American Legion Post #157 ~ Teamsters Unit #116 ~ East Grand Forks Blue Line Club

Survived By:

  • Terry Fore, Wife
  • Matthew (Tricia) Fore, Son
  • Lucas Fore, Son
  • Haley (Paul) Stinar Fore, Daughter
  • David (Jody) Kleyman, Son
  • Dorothy Fore, Mother
  • Judy (David) McMenamy, Sister
  • Rick (Becky) Fore, Brother

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Karolyn Jeane Forseth

1943-2011

November 9, 1943 - November 5, 2011

Biography--

Karolyn J. Forseth age 67 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Karolyn Jeane Forseth was born on November 9, 1943, in Crookston, Minnesota, the daughter of Melfred and Martha (Hill) Forseth. Karolyn grew up and attended school in Crookston, Minnesota, and graduated from Central High School with the Class of 1962. She worked for 2 years as a Candy Striper and worked as an Aide at Bethesda Nursing Home in Crookston (now Riverview Nursing Home) for 43 years before retiring in 2005. Karolyn moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota, in 2005. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Crookston, Minnesota and the VFW Auxiliary in East Grand Forks.

Family members who survive Karolyn include her parents, Melfred and Martha of Grand Forks, North Dakota and 1 sister Marsha (Clif) Nerby of Reynolds, North Dakota, 2 nephews, Ken Nerby of Reynolds, North Dakota, Tim (Sheri) Nerby, of Portland, North Dakota, 1 niece Tammy( Bradley) Nickelson of Grand Forks, 1 great nephew and 4 great nieces.


Memorial Service: 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 19, 2011 in Mendenhall Presbyterian Church, 528 10th St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Visitation: 1 Hour before Memorial Service

Burial: Sand Hill Lutheran Cemetery ~ Climax, Minnesota

Memorial Services:
Saturday November 19, 2011, 10:30 AM at Mendenhall Presbyterian Church

Visitation:
Saturday November 19, 2011, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Mendenhall Presbyterian Church

Inurnment:
Sand Hill Cemetery

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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William "Bud" Fieman

1923-2007

March 23, 1923 - April 12, 2007

Facts--

Born: March 23, 1923 Place of Birth: Euclid, Minnesota

Death: April 12, 2007 Place of Death: Parkwood Place ~ Grand Forks, North Dakota

Hobbies: Honorary Firing Squad
Organizations: Eagles Club #350, American Legion Post #157 ~ VFW Post #3817

Survived By:

  • Ida, Wife
  • Gianna (Tom) Campbell, Daughter
  • Barbara (Don) Dixon, Daughter
  • William (Susan) Fiemann, Son

Biography--

William J. Fieman, 84, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away at Parkwood Place in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Bill "Bud" Fieman was born on March 23, 1923 the son of John and Emma (Tiedemann) Fieman, in Euclid, Minnesota.

Bill was raised in the Euclid, Minnesota, area where he served in CCC Camp as a young man, graduating from the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, Minnesota.

Bill served in the United States Army, World War II in Europe Battle of the Bulge Normandy, Italy and also in the Korean Conflict.

Italy is where he met Ida Volz and they were united in marriage in 1945 in Gorizia, Italy. They traveled all over the world during his active service in the United States Army later retiring as 1st Sergeant after 22 years. They enjoyed life to the fullest together and raised 4 beautiful children. Bill also worked Main Leader Supply at the United States Air Force Base in Grand Forks, North Dakota in Civil Service. During harvest seasons Bill worked for Mack Farms. Bill was a life member and past Commander of the VFW Club post 3817 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, as well as a member of the Honorary Firing Squad and a life member of the American Legion Post 157, DAV #2, the Eagles Lodge #350, and Our Savior's Lutheran Church all of East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Bill's family will miss him dearly.

Loving family members who survive Bill are his wife Ida of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, two daughters; Gianna (Tom) Campbell of Minnetonka, Minnesota, Barbara (Don) Dixon of Burnsville, Minnesota, one son; William (Susan) Fiemann of Lakeville, Minnesota, eight grandchildren; Michael, Jason (Kristin), Jeffrey (Cari), Michelle (Fulvio) Campbell, Kevin Dixon, Justin, Tyler and Krista Fiemann, four great grandchildren,; Nicole and Tommy Campbell and Shawn and James Fiemann, sister-in-law; Bruna Volz Marassi in Italy and many nieces and nephews.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents, beloved son, Larry Fieman on July 3, 1987, five sisters and 3 brothers.


Viewing:
Sunday April 15, 2007, 5:00 to 7:00 wit at Stennes Funeral Home

Funeral:
Monday April 16, 2007, 10:30 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Burial:
Thursday April 12, 2007 at Oakdale Cemetery

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Kaylee Jean Fenton

1989-2012

Kaylee Fenton, 23, of East Grand Forks, passed away at Altru Hospital on Friday, September 7, 2012. Kaylee was diagnosed at the age of 3 with Fibroysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, FOP.

Kaylee Jean Fenton was born on February 14th, 1989 at United (Altru) Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the daughter of David and Jeannie (Flicek) Fenton. Kaylee was an inspiration to all who knew her. Even as her disease progressed she remained an outgoing and determined young lady. She was involved in her friends and family through texting and Facebook. She loved camping, fishing and campfires.

Kaylee attended East Grand Forks Senior High School and graduated with the Class of 2007. Throughout her school years Kaylee was involved in many activities: cheerleading, musicals, band and choir. She was honored by her peers as the Freshman Homecoming Attendant at East Grand Forks Senior High School. Following her High School graduation, she attended Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks where she was enrolled in the Medical Coding Program.

The family respectively asks that memorials be preferred.

Loving Family members of Kaylee include her parents, David and Jeannie Fenton of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; siblings, Kyle Fenton of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Kory Fenton and Kimberly Fenton both of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; grandparents, Ted and Bev Flicek of East Grand Forks, Minnesota and Jerry and Bev Fenton of Ham Lake, Minnesota along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kaylee is preceded in death by her aunt Gail Fenton.

Blessed be the memory of Kaylee Jean Fenton


Born: February 14, 1989
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Death: September 7, 2012
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived By:

  • David Fenton, Father
  • Jeannie (Flicek) Fenton, Mother
  • Kyle Fenton, Brother
  • Kory Fenton, Brother
  • Kimberly Fenton, Sister
  • Ted Flicek, Grandfather
  • Bev Flicek, Grandmother
  • Jerry Fenton, Grandfather
  • Bev Fenton, Grandmother

Preceded in Death By:

  • Gail Fenton, Aunt

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Dorothy "Corky" (Amundson) Fore

1930-2013

March 13, 1930 - March 20, 2013

Biography

Dorothy "Corky" Fore age 83 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Dorothy Mae Fore was born on March 13, 1930 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the daughter of Olaf and Rena (Nygaard) Amundson. Dorothy grew up and attended Central High School in Grand Forks. In 1950 she married Donald Fore. In 1964 she returned to Grand Forks where she worked for Colburn School Supply, Sylvania Electronics; she then began employment with the University of North Dakota working at the Bookstore, Project Lignite, and the Chemical Engineering Department. She enjoyed weekend afternoon bingo, trips to the lake and going to the casino.

Dorothy is survived by her two daughters: Dawn Fore and Diane Fore and two grandchildren, Cole and Taylor, all of East Grand Forks and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Margaret Stauning, Lillian Hemenover, Maybelle Busby, Gladys Rosenberg, and Helen Schmuckel; brothers: Donald, Roy, and Art Amundson; and special friends: Howard Olson and Hank Gard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Circle of Friends Humane Society.

Funeral Service:
Saturday March 23, 2013, 11:00 AM at Dahl Funeral Home

Visitation
Saturday March 23, 2013, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Dahl Funeral Home

Interment
Memorial Park South Cemetery


Facts--

Born: March 13, 1930
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Death: March 20, 2013
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived By:

  • Dawn Fore, Daughter
  • Diane Fore, Daughter
  • 2 Grandchildren

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Morris "Glen" Fering

1930-2012

Life Legacy

Morris "Glen" Fering died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 8, 2012 with family by his side. Glen was born December 20, 1930 to Martin and Regna (Bergan) Fering in Eagle Point Township, Marshall County, Minnesota. Glen enlisted in the Army in February of 1951, served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a corporal in November of 1952. On June 19, 1954 he was united in marriage to Joan Steenerson in East Grand Forks Minnesota.

Glen had worked in the mechanical field for over 35 years starting his career with Valley Motor in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He owned an automotive shop in Oslo, Minnesota and worked for American Crystal Sugar Co for 16 years. In 1963, Glen and Joan moved to the farm that he loved in Esther Township, East Grand Forks, Minnesota where he farmed for 18 years before retiring. Glen was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and the VFW Post #3817. Glen's family would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley and their family of friends for their kindness, friendship and most recently for the wonderful care they provided during his illness.

Glen is survived by his wife, Joan of 58 years; grandchildren, Melissa (Ryan) Koepp Eagan Minnesota and David Fering of Minneapolis, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Patricia Fering of Eagan, Minnesota and great-grandsons, John and Jacob Koepp; sister-in-law, Ardell Fering; brother-in-law, Gil Eide and brother-in-law, James (Joan) Steenerson of Frisco, TX along with nieces, nephews; numerous honorary children and friends.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randall Fering in 1999; brothers, Kenneth, Milton, Marshall; sisters, Wanda Remme, Mae Ion, Margaret Scharmer, Betty Peterson and Ruby Eide;

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 7:00 PM Prayer Service on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota and also 1 hour prior to Funeral Service on Friday in Bethany Lutheran Church

Funeral services: 11:00 AM on Friday, October 12, 2012 in Bethany Lutheran Church, 10321 State Highway 220 NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Interment: Bethany South Cemetery

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Cheryl L. "Queenie" Ford

1949-2013

March 10, 1949 - September 24, 2013

Biography

Cheryl L. "Queenie" Ford of Grand Forks, North Dakota passed away September 24, 2013.

Cheryl was the eldest of four children born March 10, 1949, to John and Bette (Wailor) Ford. She graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in 1967 and moved to New York City in 1969 where she lived in a women's only hotel and worked at the famous Macy's Department store. She then moved to Denver, Colorado and worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company. Around 1974 she moved back to Grand Forks and worked as a front desk clerk at the Westward Ho Motel.

In 1980 she met and fell in love with Don Schroeder and although they were never married they were together for the next 33 years.

Cheryl enjoyed music and reading books and had an extensive collection of both. Cats were also her passion and over the years she and Don rescued many abandoned cats and gave them a safe and loving home.

Cheryl is survived by partner Don Schroeder of Grand Forks, sister Kathleen Ford of Washington, DC, and brother Mike (Michelle) Ford of Clermont, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Ford.

At Cheryl's behest no funeral services were held and services and cremation were entrusted to Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.


Facts--

Born: March 10, 1949
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Death: September 24, 2013
Place of Death: East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Survived By

  • Don Schroeder, Special friend
  • Kathleen Ford, Sister
  • Mike (Michelle) Ford, Brother

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Neil Eugene Fontaine

1949-2014

September 9, 1949 - July 8, 2014

Life Legacy--

Neil E. Fontaine, age 64 of Grand Forks, North Dakota, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the First Care Living Center in Fosston, Minnesota.

Neil Eugene Fontaine was born on September 9, 1949 in Grand Forks, North Dakota the son of Clarence and Alice (Lane) Fontaine. Neil grew up in Thompson, North Dakota. Neil moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota when his parents died to live with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Gina Fontaine. He then attended school in Grand Forks where he graduated from Central High School. In 1967 he joined the United States Army where he was stationed at Fort Lewis and Fort Gordon Georgia. Neil was then transferred to Korea where he served in the Signal Corp.

On September 5, 1969 he was united in marriage to Suzan Valinski in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Grand Forks. In 1970 he was honorably discharged from the US Army. He worked for C & R Laundry and United Parcel Service from 1976 to 2006.

Family members of Neil included his wife Suzan of Grand Forks, North Dakota; son, Eric (Colleen) Fontaine of Charlottesville, VA; two grandchildren, Caitlyn and Evan and brother-in-law, Bill Johnson of Winona, MS; along with numerous nieces nephews and cousins.

Neil is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jack Fontaine and Ilene Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association

Memorial Service: 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayers Service on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Darold Merlin Frovarp

1940-2013

July 15, 1940 - December 13, 2013

Darold M. Frovarp, age 73, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 13th, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Darold Merlin Frovarp was born on July 15, 1940 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota the son of William and Ofein (Bokken) Frovarp. Darold worked all his life for various farmers in North Dakota as a diesel mechanic and an orchard that he retired from in Washington State. He was an excellent mechanic that could fix anything. His excellent mechanical skills have helped us out of many situations. He would come repair your car when it was -20 degrees and not ask for payment or expect a pat on the back. He truly was one of those rare people who just did for you to help. He was a happy easy going man always making those around him laugh with that wonderful sense of humor that so naturally was his.

We will miss his jokes, his smile and sense of humor, and all the good times we had with him in our lives. We all will forever miss and love him.

Darold is preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings.

Darold is survived by his three sons, Darren (Christy) Diamond, Allan Jr. (Vicky) Diamond and Troy (Chrissy) Diamond along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a special friend Helen and all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who have always called him grandpa and those of us who called him Dad, Pa and Grandpa. Many years we loved him as much as he loved all of us.

Memorial Service: 11:00 AM on Monday, December 16, 2013 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota with Pastor Tom Colenso officiating from University Lutheran Church of Grand Forks.

Visitation: One Hour prior Memorial Service on Monday in Dahl Funeral Home.


Facts--

Born: July 15, 1940
Place of Birth: East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Death: December 13, 2013
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survivors:

  • Darren (Christy) Diamond, Son
  • Allan Jr. (Vicky) Diamond, Son
  • Troy (Chrissy) Diamond, Son
  • Helen, Special friend
  • Many, Grandchildren
  • Many, Nieces & nephews

Memorial Service:
Monday December 16, 2013, 11:00 AM at Dahl Funeral Home

Visitation:
Monday December 16, 2013, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Dahl Funeral Home

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Connie Beth (New) Giese

1947-2014

February 12, 1947 - July 30, 2014

Biography--

This week we lost the best Grandmother, Mother, Wife, Sister, Friend and Lover a family could ever have. We will miss you forever, my love.

Connie Beth Giese of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota surrounded by her family.

Connie was born on February 12, 1947, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to the late Donald Lewis and Agnes (Colee) New. She was raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota and graduated from St James High School in 1965. On December 23, 1967, she was united in marriage to John Giese at First Lutheran Church of East Grand Forks. After a short time they settled on the family farm in East Grand Forks, Minnesota where she was a loyal farmer's wife and domestic artist until her passing. Connie's greatest joy was being a Grandmother and spending time with her three grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking, especially the best Christmas cookies ever, gardening, and taking family drives. She will be forever remembered for her sense of humor and selfless nature.

Connie is survived by husband John Giese of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; daughter, Donna Maureen Kamnikar (Robert) of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; son, Alex John Giese (Brenda) of Blaine, Minnesota; grandchildren, James and Anna Kamnikar and Jane-Rose Giese; sister, Sharon Kieliszewski-Prahl (Ethan) of Ogilvie, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Dale Lewis; and nephew Scott Kieliszewski.

In lieu of flowers pleased send memorials to the Campbell Library in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Memorial Service: Family and Friends, 11:00 am Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Giese Farm

Memorial Service
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:00 AM at The Giese Farm

Facts--

Born: February 12, 1947
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Death: July 30, 2014
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived By

  • John Giese, Spouse
  • Donna Maureen Kamnikar (Robert), Daughter
  • Alex John Giese (Brenda), Son
  • James Kamnikar, Grandson
  • Anna Kamnikar, Granddaughter
  • Jane-Rose Giese, Granddaughter
  • Sharon Kieliszewski-Prahl (Ethan), Sister
  • Numerous Nieces & Nephews

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Lloyd Joseph Gregoire

1931-2013

November 12, 1931 - August 5, 2013

Life Legacy--

Lloyd J. Gregoire, 81, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota died Monday, August 5, 2013 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Lloyd Joseph Gregoire was born on November 12, 1931 in Grand Forks, North Dakota the son of Delbert "Bert" and Effie Gregoire. Lloyd grew up in East Grand Forks and attended Sacred Heart School, graduating with the Class of 1949. On November 14, 1951 he was united in marriage to Ethel Jeffrey at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks. Lloyd owned and operated Bert's Truck Equipment in East Grand Forks and retired in 1990. They made their home in East Grand Forks and spent retirement at Maple Lake, and in Mesa, AZ.

One of his greatest joys was watching his children and grandchildren making memories at the lake.

Family members who survive Lloyd are his children, Terri Kay Hlavac, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Joy (Jay) Ewing of Moorhead, Minnesota, Renee (Karl) Kringlen of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Todd Gregoire of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Danny (Stacie) Gregoire of Moorhead, Minnesota, Karen (Duane) Walden of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Wayne (Marsha) Gregoire of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Kent (Georgia) Gregoire of Moorhead, Minnesota, Scott (Sandy) Gregoire of Grand Forks, North Dakota; 29 Grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, his mother Effie Gregoire; siblings, Jill (Rod) Devos of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Jack (Delphine) Gregoire of East Gand Forks, Minnesota and Monte (Betty) Gregoire of Grand Forks, North Dakota and several nieces & nephews.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his father, Delbert "Bert" Gregoire; wife, Ethel Gregoire; sister, Cindy Olson; brother, Lyle Gregoire; nephew, Brian Olson

In Lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or to donor's choice.


Facts--

Born: November 12, 1931
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Death: August 5, 2013
Place of Death: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Survived by:

  • Terri Kay Hlavac, Daughter
  • Joy (Jay) Ewing, Daughter
  • Renee (Karl) Kringlen, Daughter
  • Todd Gregoire, Son
  • Danny (Stacie) Gregoire, Son
  • Karen (Duane) Walden, Daughter
  • Wayne (Marsha) Gregoire, Son
  • Kent (Georgia) Gregoire, Son
  • Scott (Sandy) Gregoire, Son
  • 29 Grandchildren
  • 20 Great-Grandchildren
  • Effie Gregoire, Mother
  • Jill (Rod) Devos, Sister
  • Jack (Delphine) Gregoire, Brother
  • Monte (Betty) Gregoire, Brother

Preceded in Death by:

  • Delbert "Bert" Gregoire, Father
  • Ethel Gregoire, Spouse
  • Cindy Olson, Sister
  • Lyle Gregoire, Brother
  • Brian Olson, Nephew

Memorial donations may be made to:
Sacred Heart Catholic Church; 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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