POLK COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Polk County Obituaries
Part 033

 

 

Martha M. (Vonasek) Kuzel

1919-2013

January 19, 1919 - October 10, 2013

Martha M. Kuzel, 94, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Angels Care Center, Cannon Falls, Minnesota.

Martha was born on January 19th, 1919, in Tabor, Minnesota, to Frank and Rose (Kluzak) Vonasek. She married Henry Kuzel in Tabor on April 20, 1937. They farmed near Tabor before moving to East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Martha later worked for American Crystal Sugar as a Lab Technician and upon retirement served as a Senior Companion with Lutheran Social Services. She was a proud member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Martha will be remembered for her love of people, openness, creativity, determination, resilience, and kindness. She is also remembered for her gardening, kolaches, pickles, onion and garlic chicken, puzzles, canasta, and solitaire.

Martha is survived by her sons Ken (Linda) of Columbia, SC, Tim (Hao) of Tucson, AZ, and Randy (Karen) of Lakeville, Minnesota; eight grandchildren: John Mooney, Joseph (Florence) Mooney, CA, Natalie (John III) Farthing, Todd Kuzel, Jeff Kuzel, Sarah (Dan) Leslie, Brad (Andrea) Kuzel, Bryan (Heather) Kuzel and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Henry, daughter Jo Ann, parents Frank and Rose, and siblings Emil, Carl, Frank, Joe, James, Albert and Mayme Arnold.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30AM on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Interment: Calvary Cemetery ~ Grand Forks, North Dakota

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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June Frances (Gregoire) Johnson

1934-2008

April 12, 1934 - January 28, 2008

June Johnson, ardent dancer, bread maker and devout Roman Catholic recently died after a passionate five-year battle with cancer. The disease took her life on Monday, January 28, 2008 at age 73. Her last days were at her home in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Her husband Melvin was constantly at her side, friends and family visited frequently.

June Frances Gregoire was born on April 12, 1934, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, she was the daughter of William Tancrede and Ella (Olson) Gregoire.

June grew up in Thompson, North Dakota and graduated from Thompson High School. On January 23, 1971 she was united in marriage to Melvin Johnson in Crookston, Minnesota. June and Melvin met when he walked into C&R Dry Cleaner in East Grand Forks thirty eight years ago. He promptly asked her for a date. Their first kiss was atop an old fire tower near the east entrance of Itasca State Park.

Progressive for the time, but considered fashionable today, Melvin and June became parents late in life. They gave birth to their daughter Amanda when June was 38. Their son Fajen was born two years later when June was 40. The Johnsons made their home in East Grand Forks where she raised her family and was office manager for her husband at Johnson Iron and Machine. June was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Guild. She was dedicated to local bible study and prayer groups. During her illness, thousands of prayers were offered for her benefit.

June is survived by her husband Melvin of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 3 children, Amanda (Daniel) Thralow of Duluth, Minnesota, Fajen (Adria) Johnson-Kyne of Boston, MA, Gordon (Debbie) Welter of Tampa, FL, brother, Bill (Fran) Gregoire of Benson, AZ, sisters, Mary (Bill) Schweder of Bemidji, Minnesota, Margaret Knutson of Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

June is preceded in death by her parents, and 2 sisters Eileen and Evelyn.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, February 1, 2008, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Glendora Christine (Krostue) Knutson

1922-2014

Glendora Christine Knutson

October 31, 1922 - November 16, 2014

Life Legacy--

Glendora Knutson, 92, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Center, Crookston, Minnesota.

Glendora Knutson was born October 31, 1922 in Bygland Township, Polk County, Minnesota the daughter of Lawrence and Tjobor (Jorgenson) Krostue. She grew up in Bygland , Minnesota and graduated from the Crookston Agriculture College. She married Orten Knutson on October 13, 1940 in Bygland, Minnesota. She and Orten farmed their entire life near Bygland, Minnesota.

She is survived by 2 sons, Loren (Eileen) Knutson of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Richard Knutson of Brooten, Minnesota, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Orten on September 4, 1997, son Alan, 3 brothers an 2 sisters.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Bygland Lutheran Church, rural East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Interment: Bygland Cemetery ~ Bygland, Minnesota

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Minnie Violet (Cariveau) Jagow

1917-2007

October 21, 1917 - January 30, 2007

Minnie Violet Jagow, 89, passed away at 4000 Valley Square in Grand Forks, North Dakota on January 30th, 2007 with her family at her side.

Minnie V. Jagow (Carvieau) the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Letourneau) Carvieau, was born the 7th of 9 children in rural East Grand Forks on October 21st, 1917. On March 27th, 1941, she married her love, Albert C. Jagow. Together they lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota and raised 3 children. Charlotte (Dennis) Bratvold, Dale (Carol) Jagow, and Jeannie Jagow (Mike Strandell), all of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Minnie had 8 grandchldren; Brenda (Pat) Jurgens, Howard Lake, Minnesota; Tammy (Chris) Koppang, Grand Forks; Lisa (George) Flanagan, East Grand Forks; Desiree Jagow-France, Grand Forks; Cassie Jagow, Grand Forks; Abbie (Tyler) Gibbs, Grand Forks; Amber Ewals and Billy Ewals, of Grand Forks. 7 great grandchildren; Olivia, Jadeyn, Jozie, Wyatt, Khori, Gunnar, Dallas, and a special nephew, Ronnie Driscoll, East Grand Forks.

Those who knew Minnie, knew a kind, gentle and loving woman. Minnie had many loves in her life, most important was her love for God. She attended and volunteered at St. Michaels Church in Grand Forks, until life circumstances enabled her to do so. She did however, remain faithful to her loving Father from the comforts of her own home. Minnie loved her family dearly and showed that with her daily prayers and her beautiful smile. Minnie loved to bake, clean, and garden. We were all amazed by her green thumb. Minnie may have been one of the oldest ones on her block but you couldn't tell by looking at her immaculate yard in the summer time. Minnie took pride in being a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. Her presence will be missed deeply and she will never be forgotten.

A special thanks goes out to all of the kind hearts that cared for her at 4000 Valley Square over the past 3 years. Minnie joins her husband Albert, her son Dale, her parents and all her siblings in death.

Funeral: Friday February 2, 2007, St. Michael's Catholic Church

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

NOTE: The obituary spelled her maiden name as: Carvieau.

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James Allan Kryzsko

1938-2014

December 26, 1938 - January 18, 2014

Life Legacy--

James Kryzsko age 75 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, January 18th, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

James Allan Kryzsko was born on December 26, 1938 in Grafton, North Dakota, the son of Alfred and Margaret (Murphy) Kryzsko.

James grew up in Grand Forks and attended school at St. Michaels and St. James graduating with the Class of 1956 from Grand Forks Central High School. On November 7, 1964 he was united in marriage to Cecilia Gapp in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, North Dakota. He worked for National Tea Co. in Grand Forks from 1953 to 1968. In 1961 he joined the United States Army and served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1963. He managed Tiny Tiger in Grafton, North Dakota and in Hutchinson, Minnesota for one year. They moved back to East Grand Forks where he worked for Osco Drug from 1970 until 2005.

Cherished family members who survive Jim include his loving wife Cecilia of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; children, Lori (Harold) Reimer of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Mike Kryzsko of Little Falls, Minnesota, Sheri (Tom) Jerome of Roseau, Minnesota and Cindy (Todd) O'Connell of Moorhead, Minnesota; thirteen grandchildren, Samantha, Caleb, Hannah and Caden Reimer; Jordan and Jared Kryzsko; Emily, Sam, Maddie and Jack Jerome; Taylor, Cole and Kenzie O'Connell; siblings, Mary Jean Morris of Mesa, AZ, Francis (Carolyn) Kryzsko of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Bonnie (Ralph) Fetter of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Peggy Kryzsko of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Nancy (Bob) Rood of Horace, North Dakota and Sally (Greg) Stocker of East Grand Forks, Minnesota along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Margaret Kryzsko.

Jim was an active member of Sacred Heart Parish where he served as an usher. He was also an active member of Sacred Heart Athletic Club, being voted Man of the Year in 1990, and also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed time at the lake with his family and traveling with his wife. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Twins and Fighting Sioux. He attended many Twins games and knew all kinds of sports trivia. His greatest joy was being his grandchildren's' biggest fan at their games.

Jim was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa who will be deeply missed.

In Lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Sacred Heart Development & Sacred Heart Athletic Dept.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Doris Mae (Ostrander) Jensen

1920-2007

February 8, 1920 - March 24, 2007

Biography--

Doris Mae Jensen, 87, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota died on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at her home under Hospice care.

Doris Mae Jensen was born on February 8, 1920, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Guy and Alma (Boe) Ostrander. Doris grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended school in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, graduating from there in 1937. Following graduation from High School, she worked for First Bank. On February 31, 1940, Doris was united in marriage to Irving J. Jensen in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

They moved to Mankato, Minnesota in 1952, and then moved in 1954 to Jamestown, North Dakota. Following a 15 year stay in Jamestown, they moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1971. In 1985 she moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota, residing there until 1997, moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado. Doris moved back to East Grand Forks, Minnesota, in February of 2007 residing there until her death.

Family members of Doris include one daughter; Sandra (George) Wogaman of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, one son; James (Debra) Jensen of Mesa, Arizona, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren, 3 nieces and 1 nephew.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents, husband Irving on March 6, 1976 and a sister; Norma Herland. Blessed be the memory of Doris M. Jensen.

Memorial Services: 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 2, 2007 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Frank Adolph Kovar

1913-2013

December 23, 1913 - September 22, 2013

Frank Kovar, age 99, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Frank Adolph Kovar was born on December 23, 1913 the 5th child of Joseph and Mary (Vasek) Kovar on a farm in Northland Township, Minnesota. He attended country school in District #46. While living at home he helped with the farm work. In 1938 he met Mabel Piker at a dance in Sherack, Minnesota. They were married on June 25, 1940 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Tabor, Minnesota. They moved to a farm northwest of the home place three weeks after their marriage. They moved to East Grand Forks in December of 1994. Frank continued to be involved in the farming operation until his death. Frank loved farming, old time dancing and playing cards. Frank was a past member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Tabor, Minnesota and a present member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Frank was also a lifetime member of the Eagles Aerie #350 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Frank is survived by a son; Duane (Brenda) and daughter; Shirley (Bob) both of East Grand Forks; 2 granddaughters, Michelle (John) Engwicht of Judson, North Dakota and Karla Kovar of Grand Forks, North Dakota; 1 grandson, Darrin Kovar of St. Paul, Minnesota; 6 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ervin Lange; 2 sisters-in-law, Cecelia Kovar and Anna Piker Novak and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as countless special friends and neighbors.

Frank is preceded in death by his wife Mabel on August 9, 1995, 5 brothers, Henry, Joseph, William, George and Albert Kovar; 4 sisters, Anna Wavra, Emily Arnold, Mary Horken Lange and Christine Kovar.

Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 AM on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 200 3rd St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial:
Friday September 27, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Interment:
Friday September 27, 2013 at Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Gladys O. (Rowe) Jensen

1921-2007

December 31, 1921 - July 11, 2007

Gladys O. Jensen, 85 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died on Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Gladys Jensen was born December 31, 1921 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the daughter of Olaf and Olga (Rovald) Lowe. She attended school in Northwood and Grand Forks, North Dakota. She married James Jensen in East Grand Forks on October 1, 1940. They made their home in Grand Forks where she worked for Old Dutch Foods for 27 years. James Jensen died in 1984. She moved to Town Square in 1988.

She is survived by two sons, Leon (Nancy) Jensen of Elk River, Minnesota, Gary Jensen of Minnewaukan, North Dakota, one daughter, Bonnie (David) Kazmierczak of East Grand Forks, grandchildren, Mark (Darlene) Jensen, Greg Jensen, Kristin (Pat) Green, Stephanie Kazmierczak, Jason Kazmierczak, Jamie (Nicole) Kazmierczak, Shasti (Lewis) Liang and Bryan (Tessa) Jensen, great grandchildren, Eric Jensen, Manny and Rylee Green, Luana, Braelyn and Kailah Liang, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Kenneth and Vernon Lowe; and two sisters, Irene Thompson and Inez Mayers.

Funeral Service:
Saturday July 14, 2007, 2:00 P.M. at Stennes Funeral Home

Burial:
Saturday July 14, 2007 at Memorial Park South Cemetery

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Mangeline (Carlson) Kirkeby

1923-2013

October 12, 1923 - September 5, 2013

Life Legacy--

Mangeline Edna (Carlson) Kirkeby, 89 of East Grand Forks and Shevlin, Minnesota died on Thursday, September 5, 2013 peacefully at her home in East Grand Forks.

Mangeline was born on October 12, 1923 to Abner and Nicoline (Kjorsvik) Carlson in Teien Township, Kittson County, Minnesota where she attended rural school and Drayton High School. She worked as a medical technician at Waldren Hospital and Clinic in Drayton for four years. She married George Kirkeby on December 8, 1946 at the Carlson Family Farm in Robbin, Minnesota. They lived in Grand Forks, Drayton and moved to Shevlin, Minnesota in 1951. In 2001, after George's death in December of 2000, she moved to East Grand Forks.

Mangeline was an active volunteer, involved with her church, the community, and civic issues. She was also an avid knitter of mittens. In 1979 she was honored as First Lady of Clearwater County. She served as Ninth District American Legion Auxiliary President in 1982. In 1986 she was instrumental in the establishment of the Clearwater County Food Shelf. Mangeline was a wonderful mother, neighbor, leader, and friend to many.

Mangeline is survived by her daughter, Kristine Kirkeby (John Carter), Eugene, OR; daughter, Judith Kirkeby, Olympia, WA; son, George (Monica) Kirkeby, Roseburg, OR; daughter, Dardi (Bryan) Olson, East Grand Forks, Minnesota; and granddaughters, Emily (Tyler) Barta and Alicia Olson. She is also survived by her sister, Joan (James) Evenson of Grand Forks, brother, Karl (Barbara) Carlson of Park Rapids, Minnesota, sister-in-law, Donna Carlson of Rockford, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George, brothers Lyle and Dallas, and many other close relatives and friends.

Memorials preferred to Clearwater Lutheran Church, Clearwater Library Foundation or Altru Hospice.

Memorial Services: 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Clearwater Lutheran Church, Shevlin, Minnesota.

Inurnment: Clearwater Lutheran Cemetery, Shevlin, Minnesota

Online Guestbook: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Marguerite Ann (Reese) Johnston

1910-2008

February 13, 1910 - July 20, 2008

Biography--

Marguerite Johnston 98 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota passed away on Friday July 18th, 2008 at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Marguerite Ann Reese was born on February 13, 1910 in St. Vincent, Minnesota, the daughter of Frank D. and Amelia (Ceravsky) Reese. Marguerite grew up and attended school in St. Vincent, Minnesota. Following her graduation from high school she went on and attended St. Cloud Teachers College in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She drove a horse and buggy to travel the 4 miles to school, where she taught school at the age of 19, teaching 30 children of all ages, including one boy of 18. On March 23, 1935 she married Lloyd A. Johnston in St. Vincent, Minnesota and then in 1944 moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Family members who survive Marguerite include her children: Patricia (Gordon) Nylen of Irvine, CA, Judith (George) Hanson of East Grand Forks, Minnesota and Cynthia (Jaymes) Littlejohn of Lino Lakes, Minnesota, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Marguerite is preceded in death by her parents; husband Lloyd on July 3, 1984, 2 brothers: Arnold and Charlie Reese.

She was active in Mendenhall Presbyterian Church, and the First Women Session member. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials are requested to the Mendenhall Presbyterian Church, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Burial:
Tuesday July 22, 2008, 9:30 AM at Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Memorial Service:
Tuesday July 22, 2008, 11:00 AM at Mendenhall Presbyterian Church

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Jason Kalis

1971-2013

November 19, 1971 - August 24, 2013

Jason Kalis, 41, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Jason Kalis was born November 19, 1971 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the son of Robert and Carol (Rudlang) Kalis. He grew up in East Grand Forks and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High School. He attended the EGF AVTI in auto mechanics. He worked for Aggregate Contracting and Opp Construction for many years.

He is survived by his mother Carol Kalis; one son Jace Kalis; brother Jared Kalis, all of Breckenridge, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kalis.

Funeral Service: 2:30 PM, Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Dahl Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Donald Melvin Johnson

1945-2008

January 25, 1945 - August 16, 2008

Don Johnson, 63, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2008 at the Altru Hospital from injuries sustained in a Scooter/Automobile Accident.

Donald Melvin Johnson was born on January 25, 1945 in Bismarck, North Dakota, the son of Henry and Edna (Goebel) Johnson. He grew up and attended school in Lehr, North Dakota. Following his graduation from High School, he attended the University of North Dakota and earned his BSED Degree in Music Education, graduating in 1968. On July 30, 1967 Don was united in marriage to Marlys Walz in Pettibone, North Dakota. In July of 1968 Don joined the United States Air Force and was stationed in Okinawa, Rapid City, SD, Germany, Belgium and then retiring in July of 1988 from the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

In 1975 he attended South Dakota State University, earning a MED, Education Administration. In October of 1988 Don worked at the Cooperative Education Office at the University of North Dakota and was employed there until the time of his death. Don was the Choir Director and also served as Chairman of the Board of Elders at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Family members who survive Don include his wife, Marlys of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, 2 daughters: Michelle (Michael) Jerome of Mobridge, SD, Kristen (Joe) Prusak of Grand Forks, North Dakota; 6 grandchildren: Trevor, Tanner, Kailey, and Gabe Jerome, and Shawn and Ryan Prusak; his mother, Edna Johnson of Horace, North Dakota; 1 niece, Heather Larson of Fargo, North Dakota; 1 nephew, Zachary Echola of Fargo, North Dakota and father and mother-in-law, Rudolph and Katherine Walz of Jamestown, North Dakota.

Preceding Don in death are his father, Henry Johnson, and one sister, Noreen Echola.

Memorials are requested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM on Thursday ~ August 21, 2008 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1710 Cherry St. Grand Forks, North Dakota and 1 hour prior Funeral on Thursday

Interment: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Richard Joseph Klava

1939-2013

Richard J. Klava, 74, of Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Richard Joseph Klava was born on June 24, 1939 in Grand Forks, the son of Richard and Lois (Murphy) Klava. Richard grew up in rural Grand Forks County and attended St. James High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota graduating with the Class of 1957. Following his high school graduation he attended Aaker's Business College in Grand Forks.

He worked at International Harvester in Warren, Minnesota where he met Delores Korynta and they were married on February 8, 1964 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Richard worked for Hoffert Motor Service in East Grand Forks, Minnesota where the company is now known as Valley Truck Parts & Service. They lived in Warren, Minnesota, Grand Forks, North Dakota and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Richard retired in 2001.

Richard loved to drive tractor and truly enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren.

Family members of Richard include his two sons, Joseph (Cindi) Klava of Shakopee, Minnesota, John (Becky) Klava of West Fargo, North Dakota; one daughter, Joan (Tony) Knecht of Grand Forks, North Dakota; four grandchildren, Ashley and Jacob Knecht, Isabel and Isaac Klava; one brother, Bill (Karen) Klava of Grand Forks, North Dakota; three sisters, Rita (Bill) Doysher, Tyler, Minnesota, Marian (Don) Mitchell of Many, LA, Janet (Bob) Klatt of Roseau, Minnesota and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special aunt Mary Klava

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife Delores Klava on February 6, 2000 and one brother James Klava.

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Marjorie E. (Axelson) Jacobson

1921-2008

August 10, 1921 - August 18, 2008

Biography--

Marjorie E. Jacobson, 87 formerly of East Grand Forks, Minnesota passed away on Monday August 18, 2008 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, Minnesota.

Marjorie E. Axelson was born on August 10, 1921 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the daughter of Andrew and Ellen (Haahr) Axelson. Marjorie grew up and attended school in Grand Forks, North Dakota. On July 30, 1944 she was united in marriage to Herman Jacobson in Grand Forks, North Dakota. They made their home in East Grand Forks, Minnesota where she did childcare and also worked at Valley Memorial Homes Almonte of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Marjorie enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In Marjorie's last years of her life she lived at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, Minnesota where she had many special friends.

Surviving Marjorie are her two daughters, Barbara (Allan) Moe of East Grand Forks, Minnesota and Vicki (Frank) Robertson of Grand Forks, North Dakota; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Cornell of Augusta, Montana.

Preceding Marjorie in death are her parents and two brothers, Roger and Ron Axelson.

Memorial Service: 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 21, 2008 in Stennes Funeral Home of East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Inurnment: Memorial Park South Cemetery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Ann Kuchma

1931-2012

January 5, 1931 - September 9, 2012

Ann Kuchma, age 81 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at her home.

Ann Kuchma was born on January 5, 1931 in Tabor, Minnesota the daughter of Nick and Ela (Kimock) Kuchma. She attended school at Sunnywood School #34 in Tabor, Minnesota. She worked at Whitey's Restaurant for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers: Nick, George, Frank and John.

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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David Harper Jung

1959-2008

June 28, 1959 - September 5, 2008

Biography--

David Jung, 49, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away of a brain tumor on Friday, September 5, 2008 at his home with family by his side in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

David Harper Jung was born on June 28, 1959 in Crookston, Minnesota, the son of Frank and Carol (Schmitt) Jung. Dave grew up and attended school in Crookston, Minnesota graduating in 1977 from Mount St. Benedict High School. He attended the University of North Dakota beginning in 1977 and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in BA. Dave worked for Brady Martz as a CPA for 25 years becoming a partner in 1993. On August 23, 1980 he was united in marriage to Beverly Dufault at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Gentilly, Minnesota. They made their home and started their family in Grand Forks, North Dakota. From 1993 to 1999 they lived in Devils Lake, North Dakota, then moved to Thief River Falls, Minnesota and resided there until moving to East Grand Forks, Minnesota in 2006.

Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, Sioux hockey games, golfing, and spending time with his family at Maple Lake. Dave was very active in the Lions Club, Rotary Club, The Knights of Columbus and was president of the United Way and the Rotary Club in Devils Lake, North Dakota. He also served on several other boards. Dave continued giving by donating his corneas to the Lions Eye Bank.

Loving family members include his wife Beverly of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; children: Brian (Heather) Jung of Fargo, North Dakota, Heidi Jung of Grand Forks, North Dakota and Travis Jung of Grand Forks, North Dakota; his parents Frank and Carol Jung of Sun City West, AZ; five brothers: Phil (Julie) of Salt Lake City, UT, Tom (Trudy) of Chaska, Minnesota, Robert (Laurie) of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Mark (Jenae) of Fargo, North Dakota, Steve (Deb) of Chaska, Minnesota; one sister: Kathy ( John) Herkenhoff of Sun City West, AZ and several nieces and nephews.

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Mary Jane Kozel

1934-2012

February 23, 1934 - August 15, 2012

Biography--

Mary Jane Kozel, 78, passed away, Thursday, August 15, 2012, surrounded by her family at Valley Eldercare Nursing Home in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Mary was born February 23, 1934 in Grand Forks to Emil and Agnes (Gust) Kozel. Mary grew up in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and graduated for Central High School. Throughout her career she worked as a nanny. She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and Quest in Crookston, Minnesota. She then worked for Simplot of Grand Forks for a number of years.

Mary is survived by her sisters: Ann (Ordean) Lind of Grand Forks, Agnes (Donald) Kobetsky of East Grand Forks, Helen Haug of Grand Forks; her brother Ted (Ila Mae) Kozel of East Grand Forks; a special friend, William Tangen; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and four brothers: John, Emil Jr., Robert and George Kozel.

Blessed be the memory of Mary J. Kozel

Funeral Service:
Monday August 20, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Interment:
Monday August 20, 2012 at Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Terry Paul Johnson

1942-2009

July 24, 1942 - March 13, 2009

Biography--

Terry Paul Johnson, 66, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, March 13th, 2009 at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Terry was born on July 24, 1942 in Grand Forks the son of Truman and Vignon (Peterson) Johnson. He grew up in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and after graduating from High School in 1961, he served in the United States Army. After being discharged, he worked in Custom Combining throughout the Midwest. Later he worked for Boeing Aircraft in Washington State, Boise Cascade Paper Mill in International Falls, Minnesota and retired in 2002 from American Crystal Sugar in Crookston, Minnesota.

Terry's parents preceded him in death.

He is survived by two sisters, Oda (Roland) Carlson of Maple Plain, Minnesota, and Audrey (Tom) Keylon of Morro Bay, California; two brothers, Tony (JoAnne) Johnson of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Vern (Georgia) Johnson of Flagler Beach, Florida; four nieces and two nephews; four beloved aunts; many cousins; and five special children to whom he was "Grandpa Terry."

Memorial Service:
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 2:30 PM at Stennes Funeral Home

Burial: Memorial Park South Cemetery

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Beatrice (Berg) Kovar

1924-2012

September 18, 1924 - June 13, 2012

Life Legacy--

Beatrice Kovar, age 87, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Edgewood Vista.

Beatrice was born September 18, 1924, in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Nels and Beatrice (Devine) Berg. She grew up in Grand Forks attending St. Michael's Grade School. She graduated from Grand Forks Central High School.

She worked at S & L and Griffith's Department Stores. Beatrice married William R. Kovar, November 17, 1953 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, and then moved to rural East Grand Forks. In 1994 they moved to East Grand Forks.

Beatrice is survived by her son Steve Kovar of East Grand Forks; three daughters: Mary Ann (Mike) Delisle of Grand Forks; Rita (Jim) LaMoine of East Grand Forks; and Cindy (Steve) Qualley of Grand Forks; grandchildren: Matthew, Dustin, Jacob, and Ashley Delisle; Amber (Josh) Blair, Kaylee and Jason LaMoine; Jeremy and Riley Qualley; sister-in-law, Dee Berg, brother-in-law, Frank Kovar; sister-in-law, Cecilia Kovar; brother-in-law, Ervin Lange.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband William, on June 14, 2002; brother, Dr. William Berg.

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Hilda A. Juhl

1921-2009

October 22, 1921 - May 26, 2009

Hilda A. Juhl, age 87, passed away May 26th, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Hilda was born October 22, 1921, in Greenbush Minnesota to Bernt and Cora (Thompson) Hanson. She graduated from Sheyenne River Academy High School in Harvey North Dakota in 1939. She attended Union College, Lincoln NE, and Moorhead State Teachers College. She married Lester Juhl, September 16th, 1941. They made their home and farmed in rural Bowesmont until 1969. They lived in rural East Grand Forks from 1980 until present where Lester still resides.

Hilda was a very active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and was a co founder of a Vegan supper club. She loved to share her faith with others. Hilda has a favorite bible text that she taught to her children while growing up, Ecc. 9:10 "What so ever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might". Hilda lived by this text which was evident in the fact that whether it was gardening, yard work, cooking and taking care of her family she did it with all of her might until a stroke in February left her paralyzed. She grew a large garden to feed her family and friends. She was very proud of the fact that she completed a Master Gardener Certificate. She shared jams, produce and baked goods with everyone. Being an avid baker and cook no one ever went away from her house hungry. She was best known for her Bread and Squash Rolls.

Hilda was a mother of nine children, Leland & (Miriam) Juhl, Lake Bronson, Minnesota, Larry deceased & (Grace) Juhl, Payson, UT, Richard deceased & (Nyla) Juhl Imler, Amity, AR, Lyndon & (Pam) Juhl, Drayton, North Dakota, Larelda & (Dave) Gingras, Ronan, MT, Quentin & (Tari) Juhl, Milton-Free Water, OR, Ted & (Angela) Juhl, Drayton, North Dakota, Lavonne Juhl, Boise, ID, Kandi & (Tim) O'Toole, Grand Forks, North Dakota, eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren..

Hilda was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Larry Juhl, granddaughter Heather Juhl and Grandson Jason Juhl. Hilda went to sleep in the promise and belief in the soon coming of Jesus and resurrection to be reunited with family and friends.

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Anna (Slominski) Kazmierczak

1927-2012

June 25, 1927 - March 26, 2012

Life Legacy--

Anna Kazmierczak, age 84 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012 at her daughter's home in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Anna Slominski was born on June 25, 1927 in rural Ardoch, North Dakota the daughter of Harry and Josephine (Nice) Slominski.

Anna grew up on a farm and attended rural school in Ardoch, North Dakota. On November 4, 1947 she was united in marriage to Leonard Kazmierczak in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw, North Dakota. They moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota in 1960. Anna worked for Valley Memorial Homes, The University of North Dakota, Good Samaritan Nursing Center in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and also was employed with Norby's Department Store in Grand Forks. Anna also enjoyed being in the Foster Grand parent Program.

Family members of Anna include her children, David (Bonnie) Kazmierczak, and Elaine (Richard) Werness both of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Heather, Jessica, Stephanie, Jason, Darren and Jamie; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley, Samual, Jack, Jesse, Olivia, Sydney, Aiden and one "soon to be" which would then be eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Julian (Gladys) Slominski of Grand Forks, North Dakota; three sisters, Francis Czapiewski of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Bernice (Steve) Vanyo of Grand Forks, North Dakota and Johanna Dusek of Grafton, North Dakota along with many nieces and nephews.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Kazmierczak on February 6, 2003; two brothers, Stanley and Harry Jr. Slominski; one sister, Veronica Strauss and one grandson Jeremy Werness.

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Dennis Lee Jesperson

1946-2009

May 23, 1946 - August 27, 2009

Dennis "Jesse" Jesperson, 63, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, died Thursday, August 27, 2009 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota. Dennis Jesperson was born May 23, 1946 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota the son of Lester "Chet" and Hazel (Chapman) Jesperson. He attended country school and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, Minnesota in 1965. He then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and worked construction, moving to Chicago in 1974, moving back to Plummer, Minnesota, then moving to Grand Forks where he continued working in construction. He married Michelle Johnston in Crookston, Minnesota on March 17, 1987.

He is survived by his wife Michelle of East Grand Forks, daughter Denise (Mark) Dudek of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and granddaughter Olivia Dudek, step son Dustin Fladland of Fargo, North Dakota, 2 brothers, Lester "Jim" (Gloria) Jesperson of Prior Lake, Minnesota, and Rocky (Irene) Jesperson of Plummer, Minnesota. He is preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Duane.

Services: 10:30 A.M., Monday August 31, 2009 at the Stennes Funeral Home Chapel, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

Burial:
Monday August 31, 2009, 11:30 A.M. at Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

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Agnes Mary (Palchak) Kuzel

1918-2012

September 12, 1918 - January 10, 2012

Biography--

Agnes Kuzel, 93, formerly of East Grand Forks, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston Minnesota.

Agnes Mary Palchak was born September 12, 1918, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Mamrak) Palchak of rural Warren, Minnesota where she attended school. She married James Kuzel on September 20, 1938 in Tabor. They farmed in Keystone and Tabor Township until retiring in 1973 to East Grand Forks, Minnesota. They resided there until Jim passed away February 20, 2006. She worked at the Griffiths Store in Grand Forks and The White Mart Pharmacy in East Grand Forks. Agnes resided at the Villa St. Vincent until her death. She was an active member and officer of The National Catholic Order of Foresters Court 266 of Tabor. She was a choir leader and soloist of Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Tabor in her earlier years.

She is survived by her son Dennis (Judy) of Crookston, Minnesota, grandson Darin (Michele), her great granddaughter Shayla of Moorhead, Minnesota, and her sister Helen Miska of Madison, Wisconsin.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, James, brothers, Elmer of Cleveland, OH, and Steve of Warren, Minnesota; her sister Mary Taus Larson of Crookston; two infant grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectively asks that memorials be given to the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home, Crookston, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial:
Monday January 16, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Interment:
Monday January 16, 2012 at Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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Lawrence Johnson

1917-2009

March 10, 1917 - September 23, 2009

Lawrence Johnson, 92, of Climax, Minnesota died Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the Immanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Lawrence Johnson was born March 10, 1917 in Lake Bronson, Minnesota the son of Swan and Anna (Johnson) Johnson. He attended school at Lake Bronson, Minnesota and worked on area farms in the Kittson County area. He worked for 2 years in the CCC Camps. He served his country in the US Army during WWII. He returned to Kittson County where he farmed. He married Muriel Haugstad Homstad in Crookston, Minnesota on June 14, 1953. They moved to Climax where they farmed and also worked for Jiffy Fry in Crookston, Minnesota. He worked in construction and then as a custodian for the Climax School, retiring in 1978.

He is survived by five children: Katherine (Bert) Miller, Dianne (Ron) Lian, Kent (Fern) Johnson all of Crookston, Geraldine (Ron) Elliott of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Kevin (Sharon) Johnson of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Luther of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Clifford (Pat) of Plymouth, Minnesota; and a sister, Gloria Forfang of Hallock, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Muriel on September 13, 2004, infant daughter Laurel, 5 brothers, Cecil, Lloyd, Vincent, Leslie and Edward, and 2 sisters Hazel and Florence.


Funeral Service:
Saturday September 26, 2009, 10:30 AM at Climax Lutheran Church

Burial:
Saturday September 26, 2009, 2:00 PM at Greenwood Cemetery ~ Hallock, Minnesota

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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John B. Kuchma

1926-2011

July 26, 1926 - December 22, 2011

Funeral Service:
Thursday December 29, 2011, 2:30 PM at Stennes Dahl Funeral Home

Interment:
Thursday December 29, 2011 at Resurrection Cemetery

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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Melvin Johnson

1922-2010

April 27, 1922 - February 18, 2010

Biography--

Melvin Johnson, a man who could build anything by day and dance all night, died February 18, 2010 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota after suffering a fourth stroke. He was 87.

He was born April 27, 1922 in Euclid, Minnesota to Harvey and Barbara Johnson. He grew up on their farm during the Great Depression, which shaped his personality. He had a strong tendency for self-sufficiency. In addition to his daily work on the family farm, he made many things. He started building things at age three. As a small child, for birthday presents, he would get a pound of nails and a bundle of lathes. He collected fruit boxes made of wood for lumber and cut up tin cans to get sheet metal. At age eight, he made a three foot long working thresher and hay rack out of that lumber and tin. At about 16 years, he wanted to learn to weld, so he built an arc welder from an old car starter.

For power, he built a 50 ft tall wind charger, first version made by rewinding a Model T Ford generator. He wanted a metal turning lathe "so bad", he spent the evenings of a whole winter building such a lathe, drilling and cutting by hand until the lathe could do it itself. As he would lovingly point out to just about anyone who would listen that "A lathe is the only machine that can reproduce itself."

At that time, a formal education was luxury. Though he loved learning, he could only attend country school until the 8th grade.

At age 21 he was hired as machinist for American Iron Works. After eight years, the company moved to Minneapolis. Melvin stayed in the area and founded his own company, Johnson Iron and Machine in East Grand Forks. At its peak, the company employed more than twenty people. One item Johnson Iron and Machine manufactured was the rear double tractor wheels for John Deere. The double wheel was his design.

Melvin built two houses himself. The first one, he built at age 24. This house was "in town", though, at that time, there were no other houses around his. For his second home, which was 10 times the size of the old, he relied heavily on the machines (and friends) he made. He modified a truck to haul the logs from trees he cut down. He made the lumber with the sawmill he made. He planed the boards with the four-sided planer he made. The shingles for the roof were made with a shingle mill he made. He moved and planted the trees with a tree spade he made. There were many, many more machines of his making involved.

He built hundreds of machines. He built a press that could punch 80 tons 30 times a minute. Two decade later he built second one that could punch 100 tons He was proudest of his sheer, which took 20,000 lbs of steel and about 2000 hours to build. His inventions were not limited to industry. He built electric organs, flower mills, a printing press, photo enlarger, and even made dresses for June. He always said his proudest "finished products" were his two kids.

Melvin worked hard, hated debt and never invested in the stock market. He paid off his last loan in 1982.

He had a passion for very old Ford automobiles. He restored several model T Fords and a model A. He was the founder and president of the North Dakota AACA car club chapter. He was the president and a founder of the Northwest Minnesota model T club. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church of East Grand Forks, Minnesota and a member of the American Legion Club #157 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota. He helped grow the Heritage Days Festival in East Grand Forks where he always had a working machine on display.

In 1946, he married Irene (Berndt) Johnson the marriage ended after 24 years when Irene died of cancer. Before she died, Melvin tended Irene for months, often with very little sleep. He loved her and always missed her. Two years later, in 1972, he married June (Gregoire) Johnson. After 36 years of marriage, June also died of cancer. The greatest blow to his health came with June's Death.

He is survived by his brother Donald Johnson and wife Betty of East Grand Forks, daughter Amanda (Johnson) Thralow and husband, Daniel of Naples, FL, son, Fajen Kyne and wife, Adria of Boston MA, grandchildren, Freeman Kyne 5, Daisy Thralow 5, and Ginger Thralow 3, and 15 nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters; Ruth, Anna and Violet. Just as important, as much as he is survived by family, he is survived by dear friends. He loved being with you.


Funeral Service:
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Burial in the Spring.

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Laura Anna (Johnson) Kluzak

1924-2011

April 30, 1924 - November 9, 2011

Laura A. Kluzak, age 87 of East Grand Forks, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Laura Anna Johnson was born on April 30, 1924 in Warren, Minnesota, the daughter of Clarence and Libby (Kliner) Johnson. Laura grew up in the Euclid, Minnesota area and graduated from Fisher High School. She worked at the Crookston Agriculture School. On November 4, 1946 she was united in marriage to Thomas Kluzak. Laura then began employment at Woolworths in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Laura raised her family and worked on a farm near Tabor, Minnesota. In 1990 they moved to East Grand Forks where she was very involved with the Heritage Foundation and the Senior Center.

Laura was also a life member and officer of the Western Fraternal Life Association where she held many positions. Laura was a member of First Lutheran Church where she was very active in the ladies groups.

Family members who survive Laura include her daughter, Bonnie (Wesley) Paulsen of Greenbush, Minnesota, son, Gary (Julene) Kluzak of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; grandchildren, Kayleen (Kevin) Longworth, Wayne Paulsen, Adam (Wendy Carey) Kluzak and Andrew (Kelly Sweere) Kluzak; great-grandchildren, Jordynn Longworth, Ella Longworth and Joseph Kluzak; a brother, Leo Johnson of Euclid, Minnesota; sister, Betty Jean (Marvin) Krabbenhoft of Sabin, Minnesota and sister-in-law, Irene Taus of Strathcona, Minnesota along with many nieces and nephews.

Laura is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Thomas on April 27, 2010; sister, Rose Swartz and sister-in-law, Francis Johnson

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Monday, November 14, 2011 in First Lutheran Church, 203 5th St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Funeral Service:
Monday November 14, 2011, 11:00 AM, First Lutheran Church

Interment:
Monday November 14, 2011, Czech National Cemetery, Tabor, Minnesota

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Barbara Jean (Barnard) Jacobson

1934-2010

October 25, 1934 - August 5, 2010

Biography--

Barbara J. Jacobson, 75, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, passed away on Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Larimore, North Dakota.

Barbara Jean Barnard was born on October 25, 1934 in Austin, Minnesota the daughter of Clifford and Inez (Butler) Barnard. Barbara grew up in East Grand Forks, Minnesota and attended school at Sacred Heart Catholic School. She married John deMontigny Jr. who preceded her in death on September 18, 1986. On July 8, 1995 she was united in marriage to Clayton Jacobson in Calvary Lutheran Church of Grand Forks, North Dakota. They made their home in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Barbara was active in the Grand Forks VFW Auxiliary Post 1874 as a Senior Vice President and also the East Grand Forks American Legion Auxiliary Post 157.

Family members who survive Barbara include her husband Clayton of Grand Forks, N D, children; Marie Ann (Charles) Crawford of Manvel, North Dakota, Charlette deMontigny of Grand Forks, North Dakota, John (Brenda) deMontigny III of Gillette, WY and Barbara deMontigny of Grafton, North Dakota, step-children, Cathy (Randy) Miller, Mike (Marie) Jacobson, Patty (Charles) Karels, Tom (Rodella) Jacobson, Dennis Jacobson (Fiance Liz), Emilee (Lance) Okeson and Vicki (Pete) Scott, 25 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, one sister Kathleen (Tony) Rabe of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents and her 1st husband John deMontigny and 1


Funeral Service:
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 11:00 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church

Interment:
Tuesday August 10, 2010 at Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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Mildred "Donna" Keehr

1930-2011

March 27, 1930 - May 28, 2011

Graveside Service:

Tuesday May 31, 2011, 4:00 PM at Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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Helen Christine (Edwards) Johnson

1919-2011

September 23, 1919 - August 21, 2011

Biography--

Helen Christine Johnson age 91 of Grand Forks, North Dakota passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Helen Christine Edwards was born on September 23, 1919 in McIntosh, Minnesota the daughter of Einer and Clara (Wickstrand) Edwards.

Helen grew up and attended school in McIntosh, Minnesota graduating from McIntosh High School. Helen then went on and enrolled in the Northern Business College in Bemidji, Minnesota and graduated from there. She was a bookkeeper for AFC Office, Bridgeman Creamery, and Enright Oil Company. On August 4, 1948 she was united in marriage to Arlo Johnson in McIntosh, Minnesota.

Helen is survived by 2 granddaughters, Chantel (Bradford) Zielke and Michelle Omdahl both of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 2 sisters, Shirley (Frankie) Cyr of Oklee, Minnesota and Clarice "Dolly" Lee of McIntosh, Minnesota

Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husband Arlo on December 28, 1995, daughter, Cindy Omdahl, along with 2 brothers Robert and Eddie Edwards.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be sent to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, East Grand Forks, Minnesota.


Memorial Service:
Thursday August 25, 2011, 10:30 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Inurnment:
Thursday August 25, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, McIntosh, Minnesota

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Manvel Romain "Skid" Krostue

1920-2011

Life Legacy

Manvel "Skid" Romain Krostue, 90, of Fisher, Minnesota, died at his home on Friday, March 18th, 2011.

Manvel was born on March 25th, 1920 in Bygland, Minnesota, the son of Lawrence and Torbjor (Jorgenson) Krostue. Manvel attended school in Bygland School District #92. He married Jean Sorenson of Grand Forks, North Dakota on May 4th, 1942 in Fisher, Minnesota. They made their home together on the family farm in Bygland Township, where they raised beef cattle, sugar beets, potatoes, and small grains.

He served on the Bygland Town Board for 45 years, served as a board member for the Rural School District #92 in Bygland, Minnesota, was a member of the Bygland Lutheran Church Council, and a Luther League advisor for many years. He was also instrumental in the establishment of Kristen's Bridal in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Manvel was a fair and honest man who took great pride in his family, his community, and the land he farmed, and was a wonderful father, grandfather, and friend who truly enjoyed visiting with his neighbors. He was an incredible man who will be deeply missed.

Manvel is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Torbjor Krostue, wife Jean, two brothers, Gunder and Clayton Krostue, two sisters, Alice (Theodore) Knutson, and Myra (Joseph) Thorson.

He is survived by his son, Roger Krostue of Fisher, Minnesota, three daughters, Karen (Raymond "Tony") Hunt of Robinson, IL, Nancy (Richard) Zalewski of Fisher, Minnesota, Cheryl (Bradley) Tupa of Fisher, Minnesota, one sister, Glendora Knutson of Crookston, Minnesota, and eight grandchildren, Lynda (Martin) Krueger of Lincoln, NE, Kathy (Darin) Barker of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Michael (Tanya) Gillies of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Jenna Hunt (Jeff Lutz) of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Kristen (James) Williams of Casselton, North Dakota, Steven Zalewski of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, Jonathan Tupa of Fisher, Minnesota, and Ryan Tupa of Fisher, Minnesota, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Luella Krostue of East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

The family respectively asks that memorials be given to Bygland Lutheran Church or the charity of choice.

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Vernon Duane Johnson

1924-2011

July 13, 1924 - August 23, 2011

Vernon D. Johnson, 87, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and formerly of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Valley Eldercare Nursing Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Vernon Duane Johnson was born on July 13, 1924 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota the son of Charles and Mary (Erickson) Johnson. Vernon grew up and attended rural school in Northland Township of East Grand Forks, Minnesota. On April 4, 1945 Vernon was united into marriage to Gladys Bruhn at the Minnetrista Baptist Church in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. They lived in rural East Grand Forks, Minnesota, where they farmed their entire life. Vernon served on Northland Township Board and was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

Vernon is survived by 1 daughter Maxine (Dan) Formato, of Monticello, Minnesota, 3 sons, Kenneth (Sharon) of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Ronald (Laurel) of Moorhead, Minnesota, and Clayton (Sue) of Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1 daughter-in-law Karen Johnson Atkinson of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; 16 grandchildren along with 24 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Gladys on July 30, 2004, son Larry, 4 brothers: Clarence, Henry, Charles and Henrick and 5 sisters: Sylvia, Bertha, Judith, Millie and Viola and 1 great-grandchild Walker.

In Lieu of flowers the family respectively asks that memorials be given to Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund.


Funeral Service:
Saturday August 27, 2011, 11:00 AM at Bethany Lutheran Church

Interment:
Saturday August 27, 2011 at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery [Polk county, Minnesota]

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Harry P. Kurowski

1920-2011

September 18, 1920 - January 13, 2011

Biography--

Harry P. Kurowski died peacefully in the early morning of January 13, 2011 after a long illness. He was born September 18, 1920 to Stanley and Joesphine (Pawloski) Kurowski in Stephen, Minnesota. A World War II Veteran proudly serving his country from 1941-1945 as a military policeman in the Panama Canal. After returning from World War II, he married Rose Gonsorowski on November 27th 1945 in Argyle, Minnesota, they raised five children. Married for 58 years they made their home in Grand Forks, North Dakota and then East Grand Forks, Minnesota before moving to Fargo North Dakota in 1997. Following Roses death Harry moved to Lisbon, North Dakota.

Harry spent most of his life working outdoors; farming, working for the Great Northern railroad, and in custodial management. In his spare time he enjoyed working with his hands and was an excellent craftsman of wood, building furniture, custom designed doll houses, and fabulous wooden ship models. He enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Harry was a member of The Eagles, V.F.W., and was a life member of the American Legion. He will always be remembered for his quick laugh and loved to be the "life of the party". Harry always enjoyed being with friends and family, especially his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. His smile and laughter exhibited his extreme love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren at any gathering.

Harry was preceded in death by his wife Rose, his parents, and his brothers Ray and Matt. He is survived by his children David (Barbara) of Redmond OR , Judy (Richard) Larson of Lisbon, North Dakota, Rene (Tom) Palmer of Arlington, TX, Wayne (Joan) of Lake Oswego, OR, and Joanne Hagedorn of Pulaski, Wisconsin. No one will miss Harry more than his grandchildren Tate, Angie, Brandt, Travis, Heather and Heath and his great-grandchildren Ella, Jasmine, Ava, Lottie, Zoey, and Emylia. He was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The family extends a very special thank you to the Lisbon Area Health Services and the Beverly Ann Assisted Care for all of the outstanding care and compassion given.

There is a special "Rose" waiting in heaven for Harry.

Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Interment:
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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Thelma O. (Kvasager)
"Tim" Jenson

1922-2011

March 27, 1922 - November 1, 2011

Biography--

Thelma O. "Tim" Jenson age 89 of rural Fisher, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, Minnesota

Thelma Oline Jenson was born on March 27, 1922 in Walle Township of Grand Forks County, North Dakota, the daughter of Ole and Amanda (Anderson) Kvasager. Thelma grew up and attended rural country school in rural Thompson, North Dakota. On November 10, 1944 she was united in marriage to Elmer Jenson in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Thelma worked in the Potato Industry in all aspects. She worked for Old Dutch in East Grand Forks and Frito Lay and JR Simplot in Grand Forks before retiring in 1987.

Thelma is survived by her son Dennis W. (Linda) Jenson of Grand Forks, North Dakota; 2 grandchildren, David (Colette) Jenson of Valley City, North Dakota and Vanessa Jenson of Grand Forks, North Dakota along with 3 great-grandchildren, Nick, Jack and Sam; 1 sister, Linda Wurden of Bloomington, Minnesota and 1 brother Kenneth (Marion) Kvasager of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Thelma is preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer on December 23, 1995; brothers, Howard, Elner and Norris Kvasager along with 1 sister Evelyn Charlson.

The family would like to thank the sisters and staff of the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston for all the wonderful care they gave to our mother, grandmother and sister.

Blessed be the memory of Thelma O. Jenson

Funeral Service:
Saturday November 5, 2011, 11:00 AM at Bygland Lutheran Church

Interment:
Saturday November 5, 2011 at Bygland Lutheran Cemetery

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Edna Margaret (Koppang) Knutson

1924-2010

September 15, 1924 - December 10, 2010

Biography--

Edna M. Knutson age 86 of Fisher, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at the Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo, North Dakota after a bout with pneumonia.

Edna Margaret (Koppang) Knutson was born on September 15, 1924 in rural Climax, Minnesota the daughter of John and Tina (Hanson) Koppang. She went to Elementary School in rural Climax, Minnesota and High School in Climax, Minnesota. She graduated from Aakers Business College in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and was a bookkeeper at Border Chevrolet in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Edna married O. Boyd Knutson on September 6, 1945 and moved to rural Fisher, Minnesota where they farmed small grains and certified seed potatoes. Edna was involved in many activities including Bygland Lutheran Church Ladies Aid and also taught Sunday School. Edna always helped out with 4-H Club activities, Booster Club, chaperoning high school events for the girls and served as president, secretary & treasurer for the Ladies Aid. She was a member of Bygland Lutheran Church, Euterpe Music Club, Sons of Norway, and the Fisher American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Edna loved music and singing; she played the piano by ear and played the French Horn in high school.

Edna is survived by two daughters: Joy Knutson of Fargo, North Dakota, and Mary Knutson of Moorhead, Minnesota. Four grandsons, Nick Prudhomme of Fargo, North Dakota, Noah Prudhomme of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Kiefer Prudhomme of Fisher, Minnesota and Max Knutson of Moorhead, Minnesota. Edna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Boyd, sisters, Blanche Anderson and Lorraine Bruun and brother Talbert Koppang.

Funeral Service:
Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Bygland Lutheran Church

Burial: Bygland Lutheran Cemetery

Source: www.dandahlfuneralhome.com/

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