POLK COUNTY GENEALOGY: Obituaries

 

Polk County Obituaries
Part 050

 

 

Marlene Rae (Muir) Jansen

1943-2013

March 2, 1943 - October 3, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Marlene Rae Jansen, age 70, of Crookston, Minnesota, died early Thursday morning, October 3, 2013, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, with her husband, David, and other family members at her side.

Marlene was born in Crookston on March 2, 1943, the daughter of Allen and Marion (Scarr) Muir. She was baptized and confirmed at Wesley United Methodist Church in Crookston and attended Crookston Public Schools, graduating from Central High School. Marlene went on to attend Glamour Beauty School in Minneapolis, graduating from there as a licensed cosmetologist. She then moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota to make her home, and worked at several salons in the city. After several years, she became an instructor at the Hair Designers Academy, a position she held for a number of years.

On September 3, 1987, Marlene was united in marriage to David G. Jansen, Ph.D., at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Grand Forks. The couple made their home in Grand Forks and created a blended family between her 3 children and David's 5 children. In 1998, Marlene and David moved to Crookston, where they have been living to the present time. Marlene was a very active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Crookston for many years, where she sang in the choir, served as treasurer, and participated in WELCA. She was a longtime member and onetime president of the RiverView Hospital Association Auxiliary and was a frequent volunteer in the hospital's gift shop. At the time of her passing, she was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Forks.

Dogs were a part of Marlene's life from her childhood, and over the years she had many pets, who all assumed their roles as part of the family. She enjoyed crafting, and loved spending time outdoors tending her flower gardens. Marlene was an awesome cook and loved hosting family and friends in her home. David says she spoiled him from ever wanting to go out to a restaurant, and her children remember with smiles how she would critique her fabulous meals, finding fault where there absolutely wasn't any. Marlene will be forever remembered as a warm, kind, generous and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many; always ready to lend a generous hand when needed. May God bless the memory of Marlene Rae Jansen.

Marlene leaves her beloved husband of 26 years, David; her 3 children: Stephanie (Jim) Selby of Zeeland, MI, Stacie (Shawn) Rumsey of Holland, MI, and Kenneth "Steve" Bakke (Sara Daugherty) of Grand Forks, North Dakota; 5 step-children: Loren (Laura) Jansen of St. Peter, Minnesota, Lawrence Jansen of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Sharon (Travis) Smith of Manhattan, KS, Dean (Carolyn) Jansen of Warsaw, IN, and Lowell Jansen of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; numerous grandchildren; a sister and 2 brothers: Marcia (George) Allison of Crookston, Minnesota; Robert (Jeanne) Muir of Danville, KY; and Ronald Muir of Fairbanks, AK; a brother-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law: Harold (Betty) Jansen of Rapid City, South Dakota, Bonnie Bies of Yorba Linda, CA; and Edith Cousins of Nowthen, Minnesota; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Marion Muir.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life Service for Marlene Rae Jansen will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1710 Cherry Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota, with The Rev. Craig Fenske, officiating. Visitation with Marlene's family will be one hour prior to the service. A prayer service and time of sharing will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1214 University Avenue, Crookston, Minnesota, from 5-7:00 pm Monday, with a 7:00 pm prayer service and time of sharing. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may given in memory of Marlene to the Villa St. Vincent, 516 Walsh Street, Crookston, Minnesota 56716 or Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1710 Cherry Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201.

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Clifford Lewis Vevea

1919-2012

December 19, 1919 - December 30, 2012
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Clifford L. Vevea, age 93, of Crookston, died Sunday morning, December 30th, 2012 at the Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Cliff Vevea was born on December 19, 1919 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, son of Louis and Sophia (Haggen) Vevea. He grew up and was educated at Thief River Falls and worked at Oens Appliance in Thief River Falls as a sales clerk. He was drafted into the US Army and served in the Philippines. Following his discharge he returned to his job at Oens. He was united in marriage with Eva M. Larsen on July 11, 1947 in Thief River Falls. They made their home in Thief River Falls. In 1964, they moved to Crookston, where he worked as a clerk with Job Service until retiring in 1985.

The couple loved dancing and was featured once in the Grand Forks Herald. They enjoyed working on their home and their yard continually updating the interior and exterior of their home.

Cliff and Eva are survived by their son: Kip (Judy) Vevea of Bemidji; grandchildren: Devin (Darlene) Vevea of Bemidji, Shari Vanasse of Phoenix, and Kippy (Henry) Knoblouch of Bemidji; eight great grandchildren: Kacie, Cody, Ashli, Talon, Tyler, Laney, Jacy & Kaidyn; two great great-grandchildren: Troy & Peityn.

Clifford was preceded in death by his parents: Louis & Sophia Vevea; four sisters: Marie, Stella, Louise & Lucille; three brothers: Willis, Clarence & Lloyd.

The funeral service for Cliff and Eva Vevea will be held at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Crookston, Pastor Michelle Miller officiating. Visitation will be for one hour before services at the church. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls at 2 PM, on Saturday, January 5th, 2013.

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Eva Maria Vevea

1922-2012

November 14, 1922 - December 30, 2012
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Eva Maria Vevea, age 90, of Crookston, died Sunday evening, December 30th, 2012 at the Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Eva Larsen was born on November 14, 1922 in Red Lake County, Minnesota on the family farm, daughter of John and Christine Larsen. She grew up and was educated in Red Lake County and graduated from Plummer High School. She worked as a billing clerk at Mobil Oil in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. She was united in marriage with Clifford L. Vevea on July 11, 1947 in Thief River Falls. They made their home in Thief River Falls and she continued to work at Mobil Oil. In 1964, she and Cliff moved to Crookston, where she worked at the ASCS office as a clerk and later as supervisor before retiring in 1984. Eva enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening.

The couple loved dancing and was featured once in the Grand Forks Herald. They enjoyed working on their home and their yard continually updating the interior and exterior of their home.

Cliff and Eva are survived by their son: Kip (Judy) Vevea of Bemidji; grandchildren: Devin (Darlene) Vevea of Bemidji, Shari Vanasse of Phoenix, and Kippy (Henry) Knoblouch of Bemidji; eight great grandchildren: Kacie, Cody, Ashli, Talon, Tyler, Laney, Jacy & Kaidyn; two great great-grandchildren: Troy & Peityn.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents: John & Christine Larsen; two brothers: Harold Larsen & Helge Larsen.

The funeral service for Cliff and Eva Vevea will be held at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, January 5th, 2013 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Crookston, Pastor Michelle Miller officiating. Visitation will be for one hour before services at the church. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls at 2 PM, on Saturday, January 5th, 2013.

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Eugene Ralph "Gene" Panzer

1918-2013

January 31, 1918 - February 21, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Eugene Ralph "Gene" Panzer, age 95, a longtime Crookston, Minnesota resident, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, February 21, 2013, at the Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile, Minnesota.

Gene was born in Crookston on January 31, 1918, and was the son of Frank and Mabel (Johnson) Panzer. He attended Crookston Public Schools and graduated from Central High School in 1936. Gene excelled at sports while in high school, and as a star athlete he captained the football and basketball teams during his junior and senior years. He also won a Crookston City Tennis Championship, defeating his brother, Roger, in the finals to claim the trophy. Gene's favorite sport was always hockey. He played on a Crookston city team in those days because hockey was not offered as a high school sport. His natural talent for the game was discovered, and he was offered a place on a junior college hockey team in Sacramento, CA.

His hockey playing days in Sacramento came to a halt when he was drafted into the US Army Air Force on October 3, 1941. During World War II Gene served as a wire chief and power lineman with the 3rd Tactical Control Group in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He took part in allied actions in the East Indies, Papua, Bismarck Archipelago, and New Guinea. His patriotic service to his country earned him the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, 5 Overseas Service bars, a Presidential Unit Citation, and the Good Conduct Medal. After his honorable discharge on September 6, 1945, Technical Sergeant Eugene Panzer returned to Crookston. On July 31, 1948 he was united in marriage to Betty Tiedemann in Crookston.

They became the very proud parents of two daughters, Nancy and Patti. Gene worked on the construction of the American Crystal Sugar Company factory in Crookston in the early 1950's. He was employed by Crystal once it opened and spent 30 years with the Company, retiring on October 1, 1982. He was active in the BCTGM Union of the AFL-CIO and for many years served as the union's secretary-treasurer. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, VFW Post 1902, Nels T. Wold American Legion Post 20, and Eagles Aerie 873.

For a few years after retiring, Gene cooked breakfast every morning for his grandchildren, Kelly, Laura, and Alex, and drove them to school every morning and picked them up when school was over. He looked forward to seeing them every day. Gene, Betty , and family loved spending time at their cabin at Union Lake, near Erskine, Minnesota. He looked forward to 'working' there, doing lots of fishing, and always finding time to swim with his kids and grandkids. Betty passed away on May 20, 1995, and as Gene's health began to fail he looked forward to being with her again. May God bless the memory of Gene Panzer.

Left to mourn Gene's passing are his 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Dave Paquin of Maple Lake near Mentor, Minnesota, and Patti and Murray Tiedemann of Crookston, Minnesota; 6 grandchildren, their spouses, and 12 great-grandchildren: Kim and Tim Larson and their children-Sydney, Payton, and Cami; Karin and Chad Braun and their children-Mason, Dylan, Katie, and Jakob and; Jodi and Dan Lene and their children-Preston and Jordyn; Kelly Tiedemann and her children- Mckinley and London; Laura and Keith Troutman and their son-Jackson; and Alex Tiedemann; and several other relatives. In addition to Betty, his beloved wife of 46 years, Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mabel; and brother, Roger.

The funeral service for Eugene Ralph Panzer will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston with The Rev. Greg Isaacson, officiating. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Monday from 5-7 pm (no prayer service) and at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Military Honors will be provided by the Crookston Veterans Council. Interment will be in the Crookston's Oakdale Cemetery in the spring.

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Arthur R. Tinkham

1922-2013

January 16, 1922 - April 6, 2013
Resided in Fisher, Minnesota

Obituary--

Arthur R. Tinkham, 91, of Fisher and East Grand Forks, died peacefully early Saturday morning, April 6, 2013, at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

His funeral service will be held at 10:30AM, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Fisher Lutheran Church in Fisher, Minnesota with The Rev. Karen Young Trenne, officiating. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-7PM, with a 7PM prayer service, and at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Fisher Lutheran Cemetery.

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Richard Pearson Casmey

1939-2013

April 24, 1939 - April 10, 2013
Resided in Cleveland, Tennessee

Obituary--

Richard Pearson "Dick" Casmey, 73, Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday morning, April 10, 2013, with his family at his side. Memorial services for Dick will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Crookston, Minnesota, with Pastor Jo Gast officiating. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, with Military Honors provided by the Crookston Veterans Council.

Richard, son of James and Donna (Coss) Casmey, was born on April 24, 1939 at Crookston, Minnesota. Following his graduation from high school in 1957 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years on the Navy Destroyer, U.S.S. Fechteler. Following his honorable discharge, Dick returned to Crookston and was soon reacquainted with a classmate, Jo Ann Pederson. They were married in 1962 and spent the next 50+ years as companions and best friends, enjoying many hours together working on the several homes they built, and sharing their love of travel.

As a mechanical engineer, Dick spent his entire career in the computer industry beginning with IBM in Rochester, Minnesota. Following a transfer to San Jose, CA, he was employed by several companies and spent many airline hours traveling to Thailand, Singapore, Japan, India, and Europe where those companies had suppliers.

As a member of the California F100 Club, Dick lovingly restored a 1953 Ford Pickup, and drove in many of the club's truck runs. In 2003 Dick & Jo Ann retired to Tennessee where he joined the Chattanooga Coin Club. He spent much time researching, identifying, and cataloging coins he found interesting. Dick also enjoyed many hours doing woodworking projects in his shop and exploring the historical significance of the area.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jo Ann; daughter, Kirsten (Joe) Robinson, Chattanooga, TN; two granddaughters: Joy (Philip) Lewis, Cleveland, TN, and Jessica (Chad) Hedgcock, Dallastown, PA; great-granddaughter, Victoria Hedgcock; sister, Mary Oehlke, Devils Lake, North Dakota; brother-in-law, William (Gloria) Pederson, Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and several nieces and nephews.

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Leland Leroy "Pat" Martin

1957-2013

August 26, 1957 - July 21, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Death Notice:

Leland Leroy "Pat" Martin, age 55, of Crookston, Minnesota, died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday morning, July 21, 2013 of natural causes. Visitation with Pat's family will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Thursday from 5-6:30pm, Thursday, July 25, 2013, followed by a Time of Memory Sharing at 6:30pm. Inurnment will be in the family plot of the Cathay Cemetery at a later date.

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Fred G. "Freddie" Gebhardt

1917-2013

July 21, 1917 - October 2, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Fred G. "Freddie" Gebhardt, age 96, of Crookston, Minnesota, died early Wednesday morning, October 2, 2013, at RiverView Health in Crookston.

Freddie was born in Euclid Township of Polk County, near Euclid, Minnesota, on July 21, 1917, the son of Henry George and Nettie Mary (Kosanda) Gebhardt. After the death of his mother when he was six years old, Fred went to live with his uncle and aunt, Alec and Lizzie Kosanda, who lived near East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Freddie attended country school and then worked on their farm.

As a young man he met the love of his life, Henrietta Elizabeth Horejsi, and the two were united in marriage on March 19, 1940. They moved to rural East Grand Forks and later to Euclid, where they worked together on the farm. During the winter months Freddie worked for American Crystal Sugar Plant in Crookston. Freddie and Henrietta were later employed by Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, Minnesota until the plant closed for a time. In 2004 they moved into Crookston. Freddie became a resident of Villa St. Vincent in June of 2011. Sadly, Henrietta passed away on December 28, 2011.

Freddie was a devoted and active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Euclid. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, whether in summer or on the ice in winter. He truly liked cutting and splitting firewood, used to heat their home, and continued with this very strenuous activity until he was well into his eighties. Freddie claimed it kept him in shape. He will be very sadly missed.

Freddie is survived by his two children, Kenneth Gebhardt and Barbara McWaters, both of Crookston; two grandchildren, Brian (Kelly) McWaters of Wahpeton, North Dakota and Tom McWaters of Crookston; a great-grandson, Ian McWaters of Wahpeton; two sisters-in-law, Mathilda "Tillie" Gebhardt of Crookston, and Rose Marie Hamann of Langdon, North Dakota; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to his wife, Henrietta, Freddie was preceded in death by his parents and step-parents; and five brothers: Henry "Butch," Lawrence, Charles, Walter, and infant brother, Adam. May God bless Freddie's memory.

A prayer service for Freddie Gebhardt will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with the Rev. Steve Bohler, officiating. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place in the Prairie View Cemetery, rural Euclid, Minnesota, at a later date.

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Wayne A. Radi

1933-2013

March 1, 1933 - May 18, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Wayne A. Radi, age 80, of Crookston, Minnesota, died peacefully early Saturday morning, May 18, 2013, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, with family at his side.

Wayne was born in rural Crookston on March 1, 1933, and was the son of Arnold and Dora (Reitmeier) Radi. He attended Crookston schools and graduated from Central High School in 1952. Soon after, he moved to Saginaw, MI, and was employed at a General Motors assembly plant.

Wayne was united in marriage to Joan C. Wigand on November 19, 1953 in Crookston. Together they raised six children: Wanette, Glen, Clairene, Anita, Curtis, and Bruce. Wayne and Joan first lived in Saginaw where Wayne continued to work for GM. They moved back to Crookston in 1955, where Wayne was employed by the Otter Tail Power Company for 40 years. During those years he was also a 25-year member of the Crookston Volunteer Fire Department. In retirement Wayne and Joan traveled to Arizona and Texas, where they spent many winters enjoying the "snow bird life." He was a devoted member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Crookston for many years. Wayne was a very kind and humble man. He loved Joan and their family dearly and he enjoyed many wonderful friendships throughout his life. His love, sense of humor, and companionship will be remembered forever.

Left to cherish Wayne's memory is his beloved wife of 59 years, Joan; their 6 children: Wanette (Fred) Oxley of Weldon Spring, MO, Glen Radi of Aurora, CO, Clairene (Barney) Irwin of Duluth, Minnesota, Anita (Allen) Brekken of Crookston, Minnesota, Curtis (Karen) Radi of Huntington Beach, CA, and Bruce Radi of Los Angeles, CA; 9 grandchildren: Ben (Kristy) Oxley, Brandon Milburn, Jeff (Angie) Brekken, Tyler, Cody, and Jordan Brekken, Chase and Caroline Radi, and Wyatt Irwin; and 4 great grandchildren: Carter Oxley, Deaglan Milburn, and Layne and Levi Brekken. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Marlyne (Howard) Dalzell of Albertville, Minnesota and Sherry (Ken) Coauette of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Dora; and grandparents, William and Anna (Wentzel) Reitmeier, and Charles and Minnie (Waterstrat) Radi. May God richly bless Wayne's memory.

The funeral service for Wayne A. Radi will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Crookston with The Rev. Bill Reck, officiating. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Monday May 20, 2013 from 5-7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, and at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston.

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Vernon A. Bratvold

1930-2013

August 31, 1930 - November 24, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Vernon A. Bratvold, age 83, Crookston, died Sunday morning, November 24, 2013 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Vern was born on August 31, 1930 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, son of Gilbert and Hilma (Johnson) Bratvold. He grew up and was educated at East Grand Forks, graduating from the Northwest School of Agriculture in 1948. He was united in marriage with Helen Hodgson on November 4, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Crookston. He farmed in Crookston all of his life and following retirement from farming, Vern continued to help his son, Dan, with his farming operation. He worked part-time with the Railway Express meeting Soo Line Trains and loading and unloading freight.

Following retirement, he worked as a limo driver with the Emerald Limousine Service, drove for the Polk County DAC and also drove for Tri-Valley. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, having served the church in a number of capacities over the years. He also served on the Crookston Township Board and with the Crookston Grain Elevator Board. Vern enjoyed fishing, bowling, horseshoes, and playing cards (Smear, Pinochle, & Whist, to name a few). He loved spending time with family, his siblings, his wife, children and grandchildren.

Vern is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen; three sons: Douglas (Judy) Bratvold of Cambridge, Minnesota, Daniel (Terry) Bratvold of Crookston, Minnesota, and David (Michelle) Bratvold of Elk River, Minnesota; sixteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; a sister: Violet Bren of East Grand Forks, Minnesota and a sister-in-law: Delores Bratvold of Twin Valley, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents: Gilbert & Hilma; brothers: Arthur, Ernel, Melford, Orien, Roy & Lester; sisters: Hazel Martin & Evelyn Vonasek.

Vern's funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Tuesday from 5-7 PM, with a 7 PM prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston.

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Sister Bernarda Boner

1909-2002

Sister Bernarda Boner

Sister Bernarda Boner, 93, died Wednesday morning, November 6, 2002 at the Villa St. Vincent where she resided since September 5, 2002.

Born in Clinton, Wisconsin, to David and Helena (Franklin) Boner, Sarah Ann Marguerite was the third of seven children, five of whom grew to adulthood. In 1913, the Boner family moved to Red Lake County, where her father had purchased land north of Plummer. Marguerite (as she was called) received her elementary education in a rural school in Red Lake County.

She attended high school in Plummer for three years and in Crookston at St. Joseph Academy for one year. In 1926, she entered Mount St. Benedict Convent in Crookston, receiving the name Sister Bernarda. She made her permanent commitment as a Benedictine Sister in 1932.

Sister Bernarda attended Moorhead Stat College, St. Teresa's College, Winona, and the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She earned a Master's courses at University of North Dakota, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and the Catholic University in Washington, D. C.

Sister Bernarda served as a teacher in the parochial schools of Bemidji, Thief River Falls, Rosen, Crookston, and Detroit Lakes. She also taught religious vacation schools in small parishes in the summer programs for migrant farm workers. After 1948, she taught English, history, psychology and library science at the Cathedral High School and Mount St. Benedict High School in Crookston, and at Sacred Heart High School in East Grand Forks, where she also served as high school administrator.

In her retirement, at Christmas, Easter and many times between, Sister Bernarda received cards, notes, letters and occasional visits from her former pupils whose names she could scarcely remember, but who had fond memories of the teacher and principal who once made them "toe the mark."

Sister Bernarda was a lover of nature, a trait she claimed to have learned from her father. She enjoyed walking through woodlands at the Mount, collecting samples of wild floweres and grasses she discovered along her way. Always a teacher at heart, she labeled and displayed her gleanings, and shared her knowledge with others.

While teaching at Mount St. Benedict High School, Sister Bernarda attended a workshop on archives in Washington, D. C. With this elementary training, she began organizing a sizeable collection of historical documents, artifacts, and memorabilia which she stored in the first community archives. For her creative efforts to preserve her community's unique Benedictine heritage, she was honored as the founder of Mount St. Benedict Archives.

Sister Bernarda valued her daily life in the Benedictine community where she was schooled in liturgical prayer and supported with good example, forgiveness and love.

Sister Bernarda is survived by a sister, Kay Nee of Fridley, several nieces and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Memorials in honor of Sister Bernarda may be given to the Mount St. Benedict Foundation, 620 East Summit Ave. Crookston, Minnesota 56716.

Interment -- Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Crookston, Minnesota

Source: Anonymous contributor

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Russell Lee Parkin

1949-2013

June 29, 1949 - January 20, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Russell Lee Parkin, age 63, of Crookston, Minnesota, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at his residence in Crookston.

Russell was born on June 29, 1949 in Crookston, Minnesota, son of Loren and Gertrude (Mahla) Parkin. He was baptized and confirmed at the Euclid Presbyterian Church. He grew up and was educated at Euclid, Minnesota and graduated from Crookston Central High School in 1967. He enlisted in the US Navy, serving in Italy for a time; he was able to witness the Gran Prix Auto Race. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1972, he worked construction in the Spicer-Willmar (MN) area hauling gravel. He returned to Crookston, where he worked at Dahlgren Seed Company in the roasting plant for over twenty years.

He also hauled sugar beets for Mike Reitmeier for thirty-five years and had worked for the Tiedemann Brothers in Euclid after retiring from Dahlgren's. He was united in marriage with LueRae Herberg on June 21, 1975. Russell moved to the Oak Court Apartments in 2009. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage (shop) and working with tools. He was a quiet person, easygoing, recently enjoying M&H's chocolate chip cookies. He enjoyed the word jumbles in the GF Herald.

He is survived by his two daughters: Dawn (Justin) Nelson of New England, North Dakota, Lisa Parkin of Crookston; five grandchildren: Jayla, Teegan, Kazen & Justin Dean (JD) Nelson, and Dallas Ibarra; siblings: Robert Parkin of Provo, UT, Howard (Sherrie) Parkin of Yucaipa, CA, Wayne (Maureen) Parkin of East Grand Forks, Curtis (Tammy) Parkin of Crookston, Marilyn (Henry) Weiland of Euclid, Keith (Kim) Parkin of Crookston, and Neil (Carol) Parkin of Euclid.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Loren and Gertrude Parkin.

The memorial service for Russell Parkin will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston, with the Rev. Bill Reck, officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston. Military honors will be provided by the Crookston Veterans Council.

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Gladys Denise (Boucher) Menard

1914-2013

December 28, 1914 - April 7, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Gladys Denise Menard, 98, of Crookston, Minnesota, died Sunday morning, April 7, 2013, at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston. Gladys was comforted by having all five of her children at her bedside as she slept away.

She was born at Eldred, Minnesota on December 28, 1914, one of twelve children of the union of Joseph and Julia (Farley) Boucher. She grew up at Eldred and was baptized and confirmed at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Crookston. Gladys attended the Eldred Consolidated School and St. Joseph's Academy in Crookston. In 1934 she began working at the Bridgeman Creamery in Crookston, and was employed there for ten years. On May 5, 1942 Gladys was united in marriage to Gerard G. "Minnie" Menard at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Together, Gladys and Minnie raised five children, and made their home in Crookston all their married lives. After spending several years as a busy wife, mom, and homemaker, in 1967 Gladys began working for Gary Luckow at Scandinavian Products making lefsa. She worked there for six years and when she left 'it took two people to replace her.' Sadly, Minnie passed away on October 6, 1992.

Gladys was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parish, and a charter member of the Catholic Daughters. She also held memberships in the Lady Foresters, St. Joseph's Club, and the St. Anne's Sodality. For many years Gladys was active in the auxiliaries of the American Legion, VFW, Disabled American Veterans, Eagles, and Villa St. Vincent. She was a very kind, soft-spoken lady; always there to help when needed. She attended Mass daily for many years, and lived her faith everyday of her life. Her children and their families are grateful to have been a part of her life and she will be very lovingly remembered and sadly missed.

Gladys is survived by her 5 children: Janelle Menard of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Kathleen (David) Brule of Gentilly, Minnesota, Gary (Susan) Menard of Crookston, Gail (Dwain) Carlson of Fertile, Minnesota, and Bonita "Bonnie" Olson of Crookston; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Her loss will be mourned by her many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Carol "Cookie" Evenson, who saw to many of Gladys' needs during the last years of her life. In addition to her beloved husband of 50 years, Minnie, Gladys was preceded in death by an infant son, Steven Joseph, who died on April 29, 1953; her parents; 4 brothers and their spouses: David (Noella), Leo (Fabiola), infant Arthur, and Harry (Mildred) Boucher; and 7 sisters and their spouses: Vitaline Holter (Jack) Murray, Valerie (Bill) Boerjan, Dora Ristau (Leo) Patenaude, infant Henrietta, Ida Arness (Max) Kasprick, Rosabelle "Pit" (Henry) Buce, and Emily Berglund. May God bless Gladys' memory.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Gladys Denise Menard will be held at 2:00PM, Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Rev. Vincent Miller, presiding. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5-7:00PM, with a 7:00PM prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Crookston.

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John V. Wiersma

1947-2013

May 13, 1947 - August 2, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

John V. Wiersma, age 66, Crookston, Minnesota, died Friday, August 2, 2013, at his home in Crookston.

John was born on May 13, 1947, in Maquoketa, Iowa, son of Harry and Gertrude (Easton) Wiersma, in the home next to the church he was married in 23 years later. He attended grade school and high school in Lost Nation, Iowa. Industrious at an early age, he raised banty hens and Mallard ducks for eggs that he sold until he was big enough to work on the Edelman Farm during junior and senior high school. Milt Edelman was a role model for him and farming, especially raising pigs, was his life goal. Since college was cheaper than starting farming, he went to college. After graduating from Lost Nation High School in 1965, he attended the University of Minnesota for both his BS in 1970 and MS in 1972.

He was united in marriage with Mary (Dee Dee) Hellmer at Sacred Heart Church on May 23, 1970, in Maquoketa, Iowa. He began his PhD at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. Dee Dee was unable to obtain a work permit, so they returned to Iowa and John worked for Milt for a few months, before moving to Ames, Iowa, where John obtained a PhD at Iowa State University in Plant Physiology. Their daughter, Julie was born in Ames on June 30, 1972. The family moved to Haslett, Michigan, and John worked with Dr. Wayne Adams on his post-doctoral studies at Michigan State University.

They packed their bags and drove to Crookston, when winter was really winter and their moving van was delayed for a couple of weeks because of a blizzard. John accepted a position as a research agronomist at the NWROC for the University of Minnesota Crookston, where he was employed for 33 years. He took pride in research on wheat and soybeans and his relationship with the farmers who supported his research and his colleagues and friends at the NWROC. He cared deeply about making food crops better for those people in 3rd world countries suffering from iron deficiency anemia.

He realized his dream of raising pigs on a small farm outside of Gentilly, (known as Hampshire Orchards), doing chores before going to the center and again before returning home from work. A customer once said that a person could eat off John's hog floor. He kept every written comment from people who purchased his pork. He sold the farm after many years, when he was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for lung cancer in 2007. John's sense of humor, his loyalty to his friends, his pride in his family, especially his three grandchildren, and his extraordinary work ethic are going to be sorely missed.

John is survived by his wife: Dee Dee Wiersma of Crookston; his daughter: Julie (Ron Manshack) Wiersma of Roseville; three grandchildren: Eli, Anna and Ivy Manshack; and his sister: Sheri Smith of Warren, Rhode Island. He was preceded in death by his parents: Harry and Gertrude Wiersma.

The Celebration of John's Life will be held at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston at 2 PM on Monday, August 12, 2013 with a visitation for one hour before the service.

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Edna Mae (Avelsgaard) Sauve

1924-2013

July 16, 1924 - March 24, 2013
Resided in Osceola, Wisconsin

Obituary--

Edna Mae Sauve, age 88 of Osceola died on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Comforts of Home in St. Croix Falls.

Edna was born on July 16, 1924 at Crookston, Minnesota to parents, Melvin and Edna (Kiefer) Avelsgaard. She attended Crookston Schools through the eighth grade. Edna married Wilfred J. Sauve at Crookston on July 16, 1941. She worked as a homemaker and farmer's wife most of her life as well as raising her six children. Edna eventually went back to school at age 52 and received her GED. Her Christian walk and family were very important to her. She worked hard beside her husband on the family farm and she proudly claimed to be a "tough old farm woman." She enjoyed yard work and vegetable and flower gardening.

Edna is preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Edna Avelsgaard; brother, Melvin Avelsgaard; sisters, Ida Brand and Esther Sauve. She is survived by her sons, Gary (Bonnie) Sauve of Gilbert, AZ; Dennis (Linda) Sauve of Osceola, Wisconsin; Randy (Gail) Sauve of Barnesville, Minnesota and Leslie (Melinda) Sauve of Forest Lake, Minnesota; daughters, Sharon Sauve of Arlington, WA and Debra (Roger) Parrish of Osceola, Wisconsin; her two sisters, Janet Doyea of Maple Valley, WA and Betty (Chet) Morvig of McIntosh, Minnesota; her 22 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston, Minnesota with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston. There will also be a visitation from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola.

Arrangements are by Grandstrand Funeral Home in Osceola. Condolences maybe left at www.grandstrandfh.com

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Gladys M. (Davis) Stadem

1926-2013

September 30, 1926 - December 19, 2013
Resided in East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Obituary--

Gladys May (Davis) Stadem passed to join Dad, Karl, DeeDee, her siblings and friends, on the morning of Thursday, December 19th, at the Valley Elder Care in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Mom was 87 years. She was the loving wife of Cliff who passed on February 6th, 2012. Mother of Karl, Paul, Rebecca, Mark and Hugh; and Beth, Neal, DeeDee, Bill, Becky B. and Jeannie. Nain (Grandmother in Welsh) to Maura (and Gwydion), Bridget, Nick (and Katie), Erica, Megan, Will, Sam, Hanna and Hans. Hen-Nain (great-grandma) to Porter and Maisie.

Mom was born the fifth child of Welsh immigrants, Margaret Roberts and David Davis in Lake Crystal, Minnesota on September 30th, 1926. She had a deep love for choral music, intrinsic of the Welch people, as well as, fine classic & operatic music. The love of music was a shared passion with Dad that they passed on and shared with their children and grandchildren. But the most important value Mom passed on to us was the partnership she shared with Dad. In that partnership, and unrecognized to us five kids growing up (6 counting Dad), she at times had her hands full. Don't get me wrong, she knew when to put her foot down. That partnership enjoyed seeing and trying life's many offerings and opportunities, but mostly the company of friends, we kids, and our friends. The mixing of generations was a pallet they encouraged.

Outside of family, Mom was of the generation that valued accomplishment and tasks completed at the end of a day. We remember her and her sisters and cousin sitting around the living room to the sound of "clinking" knitting needles as they visited without so much as a thought, except to stop occasionally to count stitches, to those ever moving hands. Her time spent in the kitchen preparing meals; I remember the "hotdishes," in the days before the microwave, she could keep a hotdish warm in the oven for Dad whenever he got home & after feeding the kids. "Putting up" the preserves from the garden or the fruit she ordered from Harry & David. She wasn't afraid to try new recipes; her spaghetti sauce and beef stroganoff were a couple of favorites, too many others to mention.

(Although I know we can all sit around and remember and share our personal favorites). Shared holiday dinners with the Kinkades'- the smells of the house on those days when she and Mary prepared incredible meals, Easter with the Cecil's and the annual Fish Fry on Labor Day Sunday at Tulaby with the Syverson's, Pederson's and friends. These are all traditions that continue to play out to this day, somewhat changed, but still there.

Another intrinsic trait of the Welsh is their frugality. She was fond of saying, (as she heard her mother say) "the Welsh could live on what a Scotsman throws away". However, she was inadvertently scolded by her sisters when Paul asked them if they "cut the mold off their bread (as he saw mom do once)". Their response was, and it came quick, "NO, we pick it off, you waste too much by cutting it off". Her sense of humor matched Dad's.

The cabin at Tulaby in the White Earth country was an especially fond place for Mom. There were so many wonderful and peaceful memories at the "lake". She watched us all grow up in & out of the water, in the woods hunting & on the snow skiing; constantly busy running from one place to another. Not unlike the life we all experienced in Twin Valley before moving to Crookston in 1967. Those were the days when we ran out the door after breakfast and returned when we heard the dinner "tri-angle". There was a chorus of mothers hollering for the "kids (all their names), time for supper!" in the neighborhood. I don't think she ever worried too much where we were or what we were getting into. Years later, she would say, "I don't want to know any more; I thought you were good kids" when we'd recall some escapade. She made and created friendships in Twin Valley that lasted the remainder of her life, and ours.

She and Dad retired to Tucson to split their time between the lake and Arizona. It had been a long standing dream for them to "head south" that they first experienced the winter of '65. So much so, they took all us kids that summer to experience the state; it's desert flora & fauna, and asphalt that we had no idea could get sooo hot. She leaves many friends and an adopted family in Tucson, the Hughes and Kada. These summer trips were a regular tradition that introduced us to a good part of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Mexico. We pulled first the Avion travel trailer, then Holiday Rambler behind the station wagon. Setting up each night in anxious anticipation as Dad "leveled" the trailer. A time of great anxiety! (couldn't be a half bubble off!). There were the pictures of us boys in shorts and cowboy boots?! It was a wonderful childhood that Mom made happen. Motherhood not given up easily as was demonstrated not long ago when she asked us our permission for her to go into hospice so she could "move onto the next stage of life", this after long since abdicating her nurturing and rearing responsibilities to the passage of our "growing up" and living our own choices.

Some may think that mom's passing in the season just before Christmas would be a tough time to say good bye. But this is a time she so loved; the music, the family gatherings, the gathering of friends & the music, the music! She has been a Mom to many; her kids, kids along the way who needed some help, and the kids of Mom & Dad's friends, a passing of a generation; greatly missed every one of them, but always with us.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Mom's memory to either the Karl Stadem Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund at the University of North Dakota School Of Physical Therapy at the University of North Dakota Foundation, 3100 University Ave, Box 8157, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202 or the Diana Stadem Endowment at Altru Clinic Health Foundation, PO Box 6002, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58206.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Gladys Stadem will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 23, 2013, in the Mendenhall Presbyterian Church, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, with The Rev. Keri Shelton, officiating. Visitation with her family will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston from 5-7:00pm Sunday, with prayer service and memory sharing at 7:00pm, and at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place in the Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston.

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Norrine Delores (Lundon) Rockstad

1928-2013

August 19, 1928 - May 13, 2013
Resided in Fisher, Minnesota

Obituary--

Norrine D. Rockstad, age 84, of Fisher, Minnesota, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at Riverview Health in Crookston.

Norrine was born on August 19, 1928 in Ada, Minnesota, daughter of William and Eleanor (Zenner) Lundon. She grew up and was educated at Ada, graduating from high school there. She was united in marriage with Richard Donald Rockstad on December 2, 1947 in Ada. They moved to Halstad, Minnesota, where they lived until moving to Fisher, Minnesota, fifty-nine years ago. She enjoyed baking and crocheting.

Norrine is survived by two daughters and three sons: Sandy Pfannenstein of St. Cloud, Nancy Olek of Fargo, Greg (Loretta) Rockstad of East Grand Forks, Rick Rockstad of Fisher, and David Rockstad of St. Cloud; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild; siblings: Dick (Betty) Lundon of Dilworth, Phyllis (Clayton) Drake of Fargo, Dorothy (Hank) Aaby of Twin Valley, Ellen (Ronald) Holtman of Crookston, and Joanie (Mark) Chisholm of Gary. She was preceded in death by her parents: William and Eleanor Lundon; a brother: William Lundon; her husband: Richard Rockstad in 1997; a son: Phillip Rockstad; and a grandson: Nathan Rockstad.

The funeral mass for Norinne Rockstad will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Friday from 6:30-7:30 PM, with a 7:30 PM prayer service, and also for one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be at the Ada City Cemetery, Ada, Minnesota.

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MaryJane (Delorme) Hagen

1929-2013

December 19, 1929 - July 6, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

MaryJane Hagen, age 83, Crookston, Minnesota, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the Villa St. Vincent, Crookston, surrounded by her loving family.

MaryJane Delorme was born on December 19, 1929 at rural Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, daughter of Philip and RoseAlma (Charron) Delorme. The family moved to Michigan during WWisconsinI and returned to Crookston where MaryJane graduated from St. Joseph's Academy. She was united in marriage with Ralph Hagen on August 1, 1951 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Crookston. They made their home in Crookston on Holly Avenue for many years until moving to Apache Junction, AZ, twenty-five years ago.

They returned to Crookston on April 1st of 2012 moving into the Summit. She had worked as an Avon representative for fifteen years while living in Crookston, her children remember organizing her product and making deliveries for her. She worked at Anderson Fabric in Crookston for a few years, before the move to Arizona. She was active in the "Ladies Aide" at the Cathedral. She enjoyed cooking and baking. While in Arizona, she began making rosaries out of beads and cord or out of yarn. She and Ralph were foster parents, fostering nineteen children over the years. MaryJane also enjoyed playing cards, especially whist.

She is survived by her husband: Ralph Hagen; children: Kenneth Hagen (Lori Kinney) of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Duane (Kerri) Hagen of Emerado, North Dakota, Patti (Jeff) King of Crookston, Minnesota, Ruth Hagen (Christian Carrico) of Strandquist, Minnesota; ten grandchildren: Brea Hagen, Lincoln Hagen, Isaiah Hagen, Austen Hagen, Cameron Hagen, Colt Schroder, Alina Nelson, Lucas Nelson, Rebecca King & Jeff King, Jr.; ten great-grandchildren: Brendan, Evan, Chance, Jason, Zoey, Zac, Aurora, Cameron, Alana, and MariahJane. She was preceded in death by her parents: Philip & Rose Delorme; a sister: Zelia; and an infant daughter: Mary.

MaryJane's funeral will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston, with the Rev. Vincent Miller, presiding. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston on Wednesday from 5-7 PM, with a 7 PM prayer service and also at the church for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Crookston.

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Doris Jean (Herberg) Krause

1932-2013

September 27, 1932 - February 25, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Doris Jean Krause, age 80, of Crookston, Minnesota, died peacefully at her home late Monday evening, February 25, 2013. Members of her loving family had been her faithful caregivers for several months during her final illness.

Doris was born at Crookston on September 27, 1932, and was the daughter of Harry and Anna (Kaiser) Herberg. She was raised on the family's farm and in 1950 graduated from high school at the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston. Doris was united in marriage to Harold Melvin Abrahamson on October 20, 1950 in Crookston.

The couple made their home in Crookston and raised 4 children: Rodney, Wayne, David, and Lisa. Sadly, Harold passed away on June 6, 1967. Doris' first employment was with the Cox Bakery in Crookston. She later worked for several years in the lab at the American Crystal Sugar Company during the campaign season, and it was during this time that she married Ervin Krause. Doris was employed in the Environmental Services Department of RiverView Hospital until her retirement in 1997. Sadness again came to Doris' life with the death of her son, David, who died in a traffic accident on October 22, 2000.

Doris was a longtime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, and the auxiliaries of the VFW and American Legion. Every year she took part in the Veterans Day remembrances, and marched with the color guards of the auxiliaries in several parades. She volunteered her time to the Home Delivered Meals program and liked to assist the residents at the Villa St. Vincent in playing bingo. Doris loved life; she had an adventurous nature, and was considered by her kids to be very independent, determined; even "spunky." She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, playing cards and bingo with family and friends, and had been an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan for a long time. Doris was a very loving mom, grandma, and great-grandma and played a big role in her family's lives. She will be very lovingly remembered and sadly missed.

Loving family members include her 3 children: Rodney Abrahamson and his wife, Kristi, Wayne Abrahamson and his wife, Sharon, and Lisa Abrahamson (Craig Severson), all of Crookston, Minnesota; 7 grandchildren: Tammie, Justin, Kristal, Jason, Sidjornie, Gray, and Tanner; and 5 great-grandchildren: Nicolas, Paige, Kyle, Brea, and Jayla. She is also survived by 2 brothers, Lloyd Herberg of Babbitt, Minnesota and Lindy Herberg of Crookston; 2 brothers-in-law, Harold Bangen of Great Falls, MT and Boyd Larson of Chaska, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her husband, Harold, and son, David, Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Anna; brothers: Roger, Kenneth, Raymond, Walter, Robert, and infant brothers, Donald, Milo, Gerald, and Emil; and 2 sisters, Harriet Bangen and LaVonne Larson. May God bless the memory of Doris Jean Krause.

The funeral service for Doris Krause will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with The Rev. Jo Gast, officiating. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-7:00pm, with a 5:00 pm prayer service, and also for one hour prior to her funeral service. Interment will be in the spring at the Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston.

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Margaret Marie (Hamlin) Valley

1941-2013

April 2, 1941 - October 5, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Margaret Marie Valley, age 72, of Crookston, Minnesota, died Saturday afternoon, October 5, 2013, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret Marie Hamlin was born on April 2, 1941 in White Earth, Minnesota, daughter of Felix and Susan (Kloeppel) Hamlin. She grew up at Fosston, Minnesota and attended country school there.

The family moved to Crookston and she completed her education at Mount St. Benedict. Margaret was united in marriage with Duane Valley in 1960 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Gentilly. They made their home in Crookston. Margaret babysat for family and neighbors alike. She enjoyed visiting and was known as a good listener. She also enjoyed sewing and working at a variety of crafts over the years. She loved her family, enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived at the Broadway Apartments for twenty-six years and recently entered the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Red Lake Falls.

Margaret is survived by her children: Diana (Dean) Gudvangen of Fertile, Minnesota, Glen Valley of Hazen, North Dakota, Daniel Valley of Lake Park, Minnesota, Jeffrey Valley of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dione (John) Cave of Poughkeepsie, NY, and Chad (Nikki) Jehs of Grand Forks, North Dakota; nine grandchildren: Kristi, Sarah, Darin, Alex, Tianna, Rianna, Arianna, Tyler and Abby; six great-grandchildren: Taylor, Jordan, Brady, Dylan, Graden and Baby O.; two sisters: Dorothy Lunders of Erskine, Minnesota and Rosalee (Jim) Faye of Twin Valley, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents: Felix and Susan Hamlin; four brothers: Felix "Phil", Ralph, Lester and Ronnie; two sisters: Betty Logan and Doris Briggs.

A memorial service celebrating Margaret's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with The Rev. Vincent Miller, officiating. Visitation with her family will be for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Crookston.

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Shirley Jean (Lewin) Schraeder

1923-2014

June 10, 1923 - August 5, 2012
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Shirley Jean Schraeder, 89, of Crookston, Minnesota, died peacefully Sunday morning, August 5, 2012, at the RiverView Hospital in Crookston.

Shirley was born at Munich, North Dakota on June 10, 1923, and was the daughter of Sidney and Jessie Lewin. She grew up in Munich, where she received her early years of education, attended college in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and then taught school in Montana.

She later moved to Crookston and was united in marriage to Crookston businessman, Donald E. Schraeder, on June 2, 1944 at Augusta, GA. Don was stationed there while serving with the US Army during WWisconsinI. The couple made their home in Crookston, and their marriage was blessed by the births of two daughters, Leslee and Donna. Shirley and her good friend, Lutie Johnson, served as Bluebird leaders while their girls were growing up. She later became a very successful realtor in Crookston, employed for several years at Star Realty and Property Plus, before going on her own. Don was the president of the J.E. Schraeder Company and Viking Bar and Lounge. Sadly, he passed away on April 13, 1971. Don and Shirley built a beautiful home on Lake of Woods in Ontario, Canada over 40 years ago and Shirley continued to spend summers there after Don's passing. She liked to fish for walleyes, go out on wild rice gathering expeditions, and was a very knowledgeable bird watcher. She looked forward to playing cards several times a week with neighbors at the lake, and enjoyed entertaining, whether there or at home in Crookston. Her varied interests included reading, listening to the Saturday radio broadcasts of opera performances broadcast from New York City, being a patron of the local arts, and participating in a music appreciation and discussion group with several good friends.

Shirley's greatest joy and passion was her lifelong love of horses. She was very active in the Red River Valley Horsebreeder's Association and the Agassiz Riders, and for over twenty-five years was a beloved figure and judge at horse shows and exhibitions throughout the Midwest. Two of Shirley's horses, San Juan's Pretty Cloud, and her favorite, Irish Lace, were well-known award winners on the show circuit. In 1970 Shirley was honored as the Red River Valley Horsewoman of the Year.

Loving family members include Shirley's daughter, Donna Schraeder of Tujunga, CA; son-in-law, Kenneth Pulver, of Show Low, AZ; nephew, Craig (Toni) Lewin of Overland Park, KS; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John "Bud" and Marlys Schraeder of Crookston, Minnesota, and their children, Ted (Sue) Schraeder of Gentilly, Minnesota, Linda (Dennis) Dickson of Minnetonka, Minnesota, Marcia (Ronald) Hoistad of Edina, Minnesota, and Jennifer (Todd) Nelson of Land O' Lakes, FL; many other relatives; and her very special friends and caregivers, Jodi Jorgenson, Janna Fanfulik, Lorelei Jorgenson, Shirley Salem, and Tiffaney Persson, all of Crookston, and Jackie Tjossem of Hillsboro, North Dakota. Shirley's daughter, Leslee Schraeder, passed away in Arizona on October 23, 2012, and her brother, Bob Lewin, passed away in Kansas on January 7, 2013. May God bless Shirley's memory.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Shirley Jean Schraeder will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston, Minnesota with The Rev. Jo Gast officiating. Visitation with family will be for one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Crookston in the spring.

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Timothy John "Tim" Parkin

1961-2013

April 15, 1961 - November 2, 2013
Resided in Salem, Oregon

Obituary--

Timothy John Parkin, 52, of Salem, OR, and formerly of Fisher, Minnesota, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes on Saturday, November 2, 2013.

Tim was born to Ronald and Beverly (Stroot) Parkin on April 15th, 1961 in Crookston, Minnesota. He grew up in Fisher, Minnesota and was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Euclid and confirmed at St. Francis Catholic Church in Fisher. He graduated from Fisher High School in 1979 and a few years later moved to Salem, Oregon. He was united in marriage to Karleen (Risteen) Kitzmiller in June of 1988.

Together they had a son, Ethan, and a daughter, McKenna. Tim had immense pride for his children and they brought great joy to his life. Tim's life career was as a dry-wall contractor. He gained an outstanding reputation in the area of construction for the exceptional work he did for his clients. Tim was an avid outdoorsman, and passionate about hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed riding his Harley. Tim was a very loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend and will be dearly missed by all.

Tim is survived by his two children, Ethan and McKenna of Salem, OR; his parents, Ronald and Beverly Parkin of Fisher, Minnesota; sisters, Cindy (Marlin) Ingebretson of Mayville, North Dakota and Lynette (Wade) Borth of Fargo, North Dakota; brother, Brian Parkin of Fisher; a niece, Erica and nephews, Ben and Josh; great-nieces, Ella and Lauren and a great-nephew, Adam; his grandmother, Elsie Stroot of Crookston, Minnesota; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Harold and Grace Parkin; Leo Stroot; Joseph Stroot Sr.; uncles: Orville and Dale Parkin, Lloyd Nordenstrom and cousin, Mark Loeslie. Blessed be Tim's memory.

A Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Timothy John Parkin will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, November 16, 2013, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Fisher, Minnesota, with Father Craig Vasek, presiding. Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Fisher.

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Donald L. Braaten

1940-2014

July 31, 1940 - December 31, 2012
Resided in Laporte, Minnesota

Obituary--

Donald Lyle Braaten, age 72, LaPorte (formerly of Crookston), died Monday, December 31, 2012 at LaPorte, Minnesota.

Donald was born on July 31, 1940 in McVille, North Dakota, son of Theodore and Cleo Braaten. He grew up at Tolna, North Dakota and attended schools there and in McVille. He served in the US Army in Maine and in Korea, following the Korean Conflict. He worked at Campbell Farms in Grand Forks, a turkey farm at Staples and then with JR Simplot as a mechanic. He lived in Wadena, East Grand Forks and then Crookston, before moving to Thief River Falls, where he spent four years and then to LaPorte, where he has lived the past six years.

He is survived by: his significant other: Lois Raymond; three daughters: Mavis Braaten of Crookston, Dorie Anderson of Fisher, Teresa Braaten of Crookston; four grandchildren: Shane, Shawna & Amanda Goulet, and Michael Anderson; three great-grandchildren: Ethan Boe, Madison Vanyo and Kira Gatica; siblings: Judy Kirchoffner of Grand Forks, Loretta Gothberg of Grand Forks, Sharon Eaves of Cando, Linda Duray in Arizona, Vicky Seaberg of Cando, Beverly Egstad of Grand Forks, Larry Braaten of Cando, Dennis Braaten of Baudette, Thomas Braaten of Grand Forks, Betty Fontaine of Grand Forks, Barbara Fiesx in Arizona and Douglas Braaten of Cando.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Ted & Cleo Braaten; sister: Sonia Johnson and granddaughter: Lorie Goulet.

The funeral for Donald Lyle Braaten will be at 1 PM, Monday, January 7th, 2013 at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM, Sunday and for one hour before services on Monday at the funeral home. A Prayer Service will be held at 7 PM, Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston.

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Tyler Jon Edwards

1983-2013

May 26, 1983 - September 25, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Tyler Jon Edwards, age 30, of Crookston, Minnesota, died unexpectedly in his sleep at Vernon, Wisconsin on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. He had been visiting his grandmother, Alicia Gregoire, for the past month.

Tyler was born at Grand Forks, North Dakota on May 26, 1983, the son of Gregory Edwards and Roberta Vervalen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended East Grand Forks public schools. As a youngster Tyler enjoyed participating in tai-kwon-do and playing hockey. He was a member of the Green Wave varsity hockey team and graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High in 1997. Tyler was a hard worker all his life, and after high school moved to the Twin Cities where he worked for a landscaping company. Upon his return to Grand Forks he was employed at Henningsen Cold Storage for several years as a fork lift operator. Most recently Tyler had been working for DEE Incorporated in Crookston, working in the foundry. He also did truck detailing for his step-father's business, Gregoire Trucking.

Tyler's eight year-old daughter, Ava Grace, provided the passion needed in his life, and he treasured every moment he was able to be with her. During his recent weeks with Grandma Alicia, he took great pride in restoring her three-acre property. Working long days pruning her trees with a chainsaw, trimming and shaping shrubbery, building a fence, and spending lots of time on the lawn, created a show place for her that could have been featured in a magazine. Tyler's favorite pastimes included working on his car, grouse hunting with his dog, "Spot", fishing, and snowmobiling. He was a loyal Twins and Vikings fan since childhood, and had never given up on them. He had an engaging, easy going personality and marvelous sense of humor, and will be lovingly remembered as a great dad, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend.

Family members include Tyler's beloved daughter, Ava Grace Edwards of Grand Forks, North Dakota; his parents, Roberta "Robbie" and Tim Gregoire of Crookston, Minnesota, and Greg Edwards of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; 5 brothers and sisters: Andrea (Austin) of Grand Forks, Keeley, a student at SCSU in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Ian and Brandon of Crookston, and Rachel, a student at SCSU; 2 nephews, Kadin and Cameron; his grandparents, Ray and Marilyn Vervalen of Mentor, Minnesota and Alicia Gregoire of Vernon, Wisconsin; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Byron and Gloria Edwards, and Ken Gregoire; and an infant nephew, Mason. May God richly bless Tyler's memory.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Tyler Jon Edwards will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with the Rev. Greg Isaacson, officiating. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date at Memorial Park South in Grand Forks.

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Coralouise (Hill) Zaffke

1923-2013

May 6, 1923 - December 17, 2013
Resided in Rochester, Minnesota

Obituary--

Coralouise Zaffke, 90, of Rochester, Minnesota, and a former longtime Crookston, Minnesota resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

Coralouise was born in Walker, Minnesota on May 6, 1923, the daughter of Warren and Rena (Culver) Hill. She grew up in Backus, Minnesota and graduated from Backus High School in 1940. She went on to attend St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and in 1944 earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, and a minor in English. For the next year she taught music in the Backus public schools.

On June 23, 1946 Coralouise was united in marriage to Clifford H. Zaffke, also of Backus. She remained in Backus while Cliff completed his studies at the University of Minnesota . Their marriage was blessed by the births of 6 children. After Cliff received his degree from the University the couple moved to Karlstad, Minnesota, and he taught in the school system there. Cliff was a World War II US Army veteran and in 1950 he was called back to active duty during the Korean War. He rejoined Coralouise a year later and they returned to Backus, where he worked in the Zaffke family owned Backus State Bank. Cliff's career in banking took the family to Thief River Falls in 1956 and then to Crookston in 1958. While Cliff would soon become the President of the Polk County State Bank, Coralousie led the very busy life of a wife and mother to 6 active children.

Coralouise and Cliff were very devoted members of the Trinity Lutheran Church, where she directed the children's choir for 19 years, served on several Church committees, and was a member and past-president of WELCA. She was an active member of the Crookston Civic Music League for many years. Coralouise substitute taught in the English Department of Crookston's Central High School throughout the 1960's and 70's. She and Cliff couple spent many years traveling, with one of the highlights being a trip made with the Mission Observer Team of the American Lutheran Church to Papua New Guinea. Coralouise's favorite pastimes included reading, crocheting, knitting, and doing needlepoint. Much of her hand-work was accomplished while she and Cliff were traveling. Cliff passed away on September 23, 1987.

Coralouise continued to make her home in Crookston; comforted by her family, faith, and friends. Fellowship with dear friends over coffee, and hosting family and friend gatherings at the lake, remained an important part of her life. She also retained her sense of adventure, demonstrated by continued traveling, including trips to Norway and Alaska. In September of 2009 she moved to Rochester, Minnesota and had been a resident of Shorewood Apartments. Coralouise's family and friends will remain forever grateful to have shared in her life.

Loving family members include her 6 children: Noel (Virgil) Olson of Alvarado, Minnesota, Warren (Bette) Zaffke of Moorhead, Minnesota, Naomi (Paul) Brown of Rochester, Minnesota, Nan (Harold) Watson of Kettering, OH, Rev. Lane (Mary) Zaffke of Spring Grove, Minnesota, and Lynn (Debra) Zaffke of Jacksonville, FL; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren: Zachary (Kathryn) Olson, Elijah and Isabelle; Rachelle (Thomas) Muellenberg; Shan (John) Flatt and Hadley; Nathan Zaffke; Russell (Brandi) Brown, Aiden and Kingsley; Kara Brown and Abigail; Hillary (Peter) Waldum, Nora and Natalie; Henry (Jenn) Shuffle, Gilead and Wyatt; Laura Shuffle; Louise (Benjamin) Agley; Heather Watson; David (Angela) Watson, Margaret and Timothy; Andrew (Bekki) Zaffke, and Hagen; Isaac (Jennifer) Zaffke; Peter Zaffke; Benjamin (Crista) Zaffke; Aaron (Jennifer) Zaffke, Phineas and Caleb; and Stephen (Anna) Zaffke, Felix and Augustus; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her beloved husband of 41 years, Cliff, Coralouise was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Rena Hill; and a brother, Howard Culver Hill. May God richly bless the memory of Coralouise Zaffke.

The funeral service and celebration of the life of Coralouise Zaffke will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 28, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.

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Kevin Virgil Baril

1957-2013

December 31, 1957 - October 5, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Kevin Virgil Baril, age 55, of Crookston, Minnesota, died very unexpectedly of natural causes at his residence early Saturday evening, October 5, 2013.

Kevin was born at Crookston on December 31, 1957, together with his twin brother, Kim, to parents Virgil and Beatrice (Brule) Baril. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith, attended Crookston public schools and graduated from Central High School. On June 24, 1978 Kevin was united in marriage to Mary Beth Dahle at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston. A daughter and two sons were born to their union: Shannon, Shane, and Jared. Though their marriage eventually ended, Kevin and Mary Beth remained friends and were always in contact with one another. Kevin drove a semi for several years for the E.W. Wylie Company, and later worked for area farmers. For the past few years, and to the present time, he had been doing maintenance work and janitorial services at the Crookston Eagles Aerie.

Kevin was very close to his twin brother, Kim, as twins often are, and the two enjoyed many years hunting and fishing together. Sadly, those times came to an end with Kim's passing on January 17, 2012. Kevin treasured time spent with his kids, siblings, and friends, and could always manage to keep his end of a conversation going. One of his favorite pastimes was listening to music of all kinds, and he always had his radio or stereo on. He will be dearly missed by all who were part of his life.

Kevin is survived by his 3 children: Shannon Baril of Brainerd, Minnesota, Shane Baril (Leah Lagergren) of Alexandria, Minnesota, and Jared Baril of Willmar, Minnesota; his former wife and now good friend, Mary Beth Eigenheer of Willmar: 6 brothers and sisters: Tammy (William) Gorman of Green Valley, AZ, Gregg Baril of Crookston, Minnesota, Scott Baril of Maple Lake near Mentor, Minnesota, Michelle (Bruce) Casper of Roundup, MT, and Brigitte (Ron) Schutte and Cheryl Pederson of Faribault, Minnesota; as well as, several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. In addition to brother, Kim, Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Mark. May God bless Kevin's memory.

Kevin's life will be celebrated at a Memorial Service to be held at 2:00pm, Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with Msgr. Roger Grundhaus, presiding. There will be visitation with the family for one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery at Gentilly, Minnesota.

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Clarice Mae (Hannah) Anderson

1931-2013

August 3, 1931 - November 18, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Clarice Mae Anderson, 82, of Crookston, Minnesota, died peacefully Monday evening, November 18, 2013, at the RiverView Care Center in Crookston. Several of her children were at her side.

Clarice was born at Fisher, Minnesota on August 3, 1931, one of ten children of the union of Clarence and Mabel (Larson) Hannah. She lived with her family at Fisher and attended Fisher Elementary School through the 2nd grade. In 1937 the Hannah family moved to Crookston, where Clarice attended school, graduating from Central High School with the Class of 1949. Clarice's first employment was in the office of the Myrold Insurance Company.

On July 9, 1955 she was united in marriage to Donald Alroy Anderson at The First Presbyterian Church in Crookston, where she was a confirmed member. The couple made their home in Crookston and over the years their marriage was blessed by the births of seven children: Debbie, Denny, DeAnn, David, Duane, Denise, and Dale. In addition to running a very busy household and looking after Don and the kids, Clarice was able to maintain a career that included employment with the Crookston Clinic followed by several years at RiverView Hospital. Prior to her retirement in April of 1998 she worked for the Polk County Nursing Service. Sadly, Don passed away on October 31, 2008.

Clarice was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She and Don had enjoyed several trips together, and her favorite pastimes included working in her flower garden, and decorating her home for every holiday of the year. Clarice had a wonderful sense of humor that she was always sharing with her family, and she loved each and every one of her kids and grandkids with all her heart. May God richly bless the memory of Clarice Mae Anderson.

Clarice leaves her 7 children and their families: Debbie (Chuck) Thiry of Batavia, IL, Denny (Jan) Anderson of Sioux City, IA, DeAnn (Barry) Molstad, and Duane, David, and Dale Anderson, all of Crookston; and Denise (Dale) Ruder of Kalamazoo, MI; 9 grandchildren, Nick, Jenna and Marissa Thiry, Chelsea, Haley and Donnie Anderson, Lexi (William) Weir, and Paige and Mason Ruder; 6 siblings: Bert (Gloria) Hannah of Meridian, ID, Vera (Edward) Pester of Fisher, Minnesota, Glenn (Carol) Hannah of Renville, Minnesota, Curt (Kathy) Hannah of Baxter, Minnesota, Charlie (Diane) Hannah of Becker, Minnesota and Sharon (Wayne) Burtness of Watkins, Minnesota; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Leona Hamerlik of Coeur d'Alene, ID, Marie Gates of Twin Falls, ID, Marcy (Will) Roberts of Circle Pines, Minnesota and Dean (Laurel) Anderson of Tucson, AZ; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to Don, her beloved husband of 53 years, Clarice was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Mabel Hannah; 3 siblings, Ken Hannah and his wife, Betty, Roger Hannah, and Muriel Tinkham and her husband, Alton; her parents-in-law, Alfred and Hazel Anderson; 2 sisters-in-law, Bernice Cassavant, and Marlene Schulz and her husband, Ralph; 2 nieces, JulieAnn Link and Susie Burbank; a nephew, Sean Anderson; and special friends, Roy and Winnie Nephew.

The funeral service and celebration of the life of Clarice Mae Anderson will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Crookston with The Rev. Bill Reck, officiating. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Saturday from 5-7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston.

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Todd Aaron Anderson

1970-2013

October 17, 1970 - April 19, 2013
Resided in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Obituary--

Todd Aaron Anderson, age 42, of Grand Forks, North Dakota, died unexpectedly at his residence late Friday afternoon, April 19, 2013, of natural causes.

Todd was born in Fargo, North Dakota on October 17, 1970, and was one of four children of the union of Warren T. and Eve Ann (Moore) Anderson. He grew up in Oakes, North Dakota, where he attended elementary school, and graduated in 1990 from Oakes High School. After high school Todd was employed at Economy Oil in Oakes and became an excellent diesel mechanic. While taking a vacation in the Phillippines, he met a young lady by the name of Robilyn Toledo, and it was "love at first sight." He returned to Oakes and told his parents he had found someone he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. Once all the necessary documents were completed so that Robilyn could move to the United States, she was able to join Todd in Oakes.

The two were united in marriage on December 2, 1995 in Oakes, where they made their home. Soon daughter, Chelsea, was born, and shortly thereafter Robilyn went back to the Phillippines to bring her first daughter, Alyssa, back with her to join the family. Todd, Robilyn and the girls moved to Virginia Beach, VA for a time, later moving to Fargo, North Dakota, where son, Aaron, was born. They came to Grand Forks several years ago.

Todd spent as much time as possible with his family, and a favorite pastime was going fishing with Robilyn and Aaron. Last Friday he took Robilyn to work, said "I love you", and went home to work on his vehicle, which was something he loved to do. Later, and not feeling well, he went inside to rest and never woke up. It was a great shock to his family and friends and Todd will be remembered with great love by all who were able to share in his life. May God bless the memory of Todd Aaron Anderson.

Todd is survived by his beloved wife of 17 years, Robilyn; 3 children: Alyssa of Fargo, North Dakota, and Chelsea and Aaron of Grand Forks, North Dakota; father, Warren Anderson of Grand Forks; brother, Ted (Wendi "Smiley") Anderson of Grand Forks; nieces and nephews: Sheena, Brandon, Carman, and Brandy; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roberto and Yolanda Toledo of Grand Forks; 2 brothers-in-law, Joseph (Donna) Toledo and Alberto (Theresa) Toledo, of Olongabo, Phillippines; 9 nieces and nephews living in the Phillippines; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. Todd was preceded in death by his mother, Eve Ann Anderson, who died on May 12, 2011; a sister, Shawna Raye Anderson, who died on February 15, 1974; a sister, Kimberly Ann Anderson Boomgarden, who died on August 31, 2007; and his grandparents.

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Todd Aaron Anderson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston, Minnesota with Pastor Charles Johnson, officiating. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at a later date in the Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family:
    c/o Robilyn Anderson
    2486 Huntington Park Drive
    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201

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Dale Stuart Watnemo

1948-2013

April 22, 1948 - February 18, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Dale Stuart Watnemo, 64, of Crookston, Minnesota, died peacefully Monday afternoon, February 18, 2013, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with his family at his side. Dale had been diagnosed with cancer just three weeks ago.

He was born at Fosston, Minnesota on April 22, 1948, one of two sons of the union of Vergil and Mavis (Paulson) Watnemo. Dale grew up in Fosston and was a 1966 graduate of Fosston High School. He began working for the J.R. Simplot Company in Fosston before enlisting in the U.S. Army on November 14, 1967. Dale served with the 4th Division in Korea, and in recognition of his service to his country was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Korea. Following his honorable discharge from the Army on November 13, 1970, he returned to Fosston and resumed employment with Simplot.

He soon met a young lady by the name of Gail Carmen Johnson, who was waitressing at one of the local restaurants. It was all but love at first sight, and Gail and Dale were united in marriage on July 24, 1976 at Erskine, Minnesota. The couple first made their home in Fosston and over the next several years their marriage would be blessed by the births of two daughters, Tania and Nicky. In 1976, after the closing of Simplot, Dale began working for the American Crystal Sugar Company in Crookston. In 1979 the family moved to Crookston. Very sadly, 13-year old Tania suffered from heart disease and passed away on October 10, 1989. Dale eventually rose to positions within American Crystal as Sugar Warehouse Foreman, and then as Foreman of Safety and Sanitation. After 33 years of dedicated service to Crystal he retired due to ill health on November 1, 2009.

Dale was a longtime member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the BCTGM Union of the AFL-CIO, and Crookston Chapter 14 of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans.) In his younger days he was an avid bowler, and at one time participated in three leagues. He was passionate about fishing, whether in his icehouse or aboard his boat. Gail was his sidekick during these frequent outings, and the competition between the two could best be described as fierce. Whenever Gail got the best of him, Dale would always say, "I taught you too well!" He was a very loving and protective husband, father, and grandfather, and his memory will be forever treasured by his family and many friends.

Grateful to have had Dale in their lives are his beloved wife of 36 years, Gail; daughter and son-in-law, Nicky and Pete Casberg of O'Fallon, IL; granddaughter and grandson, Avery and Leighton Casberg; mother, Mavis Watnemo of Fosston, Minnesota; brother, Larry Watnemo and his wife, Treva, of Fargo, North Dakota; mother-in-law, Carmen Whitten of Camp Verde, AZ; aunt, Ila Torgerson of Fosston; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to his daughter, Tania, Dale was preceded in death by his father, Vergil, who died in 2002; his father-in-law, Reuben Johnson; and many aunts and uncles. May God bless Dale's memory.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Dale Stuart Watnemo will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston, Minnesota, with The Rev. Jo Gast, officiating. Visitation with the family will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Friday from 5-7:00pm, with a 7:00pm prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Military Honors will be provided by the Crookston Veterans Council. Inurnment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, in the spring.

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Rosemary (Salentine) "Rosie" Dvorak

1928-2013

September 1, 1928 - January 25, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Rosemary "Rosie" Dvorak, age 84, of Crookston, Minnesota, died Friday morning, January 25, 2013, at the Villa St. Vincent in Crookston. Rosie was born in Crookston on September 1, 1928, one of five children of the union of Jacob and Anna (Hertweck) Salentine. She grew up in Euclid, Minnesota and was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

She graduated from Cathedral High School in Crookston, and on December 27, 1951 was united in marriage to Richard M. Dvorak at St. Mary's. The couple farmed near Tabor, Minnesota before moving to a farm they bought near St. Hilaire, Minnesota. Sadly, Dick died on December 20, 1989. A few years later Rosie moved to Thief River Falls, Minnesota. On November 9, 1997 she married Clarence E. Dvorak at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Thief River Falls. Rosie and Clarence made their home on a farm near Warren, Minnesota before moving to East Grand Forks, Minnesota. In 2011 they became residents of the Good Samaritan Home in East Grand Forks before relocating to their final home at the Villa last February. Clarence passed away a few weeks ago on January 1st.

During her lifetime Rosie was a devoted parishoner of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Euclid, St. Joseph's Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters in Red Lake Falls, St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Thief River Falls, and the Tabor Catholic Church and Altar Society, where she held her current membership. She loved baking bread and buns for her family and friends, and also enjoyed reading, gardening, and canning. Rosie's greatest passion was for her life on the farm, and nothing pleased her more than going for evening drives with Clarence to check on the fields and see how everything was growing. Her kind and loving nature will be long remembered by all who were part of her life.

Rosie leaves her sister-in-law, Joan Salentine Amiot of Crookston, Minnesota; several nieces and nephews: Linda (Jerry) Bahls of Fisher, Minnesota, Tony and Sheila Salentine of Euclid, Minnesota, Brian Ross of Fargo, North Dakota, Florence and Danny Waller of Crookston, Minnesota, Pat and Dante Preciado of Gaithersburg, MD, Cathy (Floyd) Helgoe of Cavalier, North Dakota, Terri (Rick) Chandler of Mankato, Minnesota, Ron (Paula) Salentine of Euclid, and Sue (John) Alexander of Grand Forks, North Dakota; and many great-nieces, great-nephews, and other relatives. In addition to her husbands, Richard and Clarence, Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Anna; 2 brothers, John (Mary) Salentine and Francis Salentine; 2 sisters, Katherine (Raymond) Bushee and Elizabeth Salentine; and a niece, Julie Ross. May God bless Rosie's memory.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Rosemary Dvorak will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston with The Very Rev. Larry Delaney, presiding. Visitation will be at the Cathedral on Tuesday from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m., with a 1:00 p.m. Rosary Service. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Red Lake Falls, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Rosie's name to St. Joseph's Cemetery.

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Gertrude (Nygaard) Hegstad

1916-2013

February 27, 1916 - May 28, 2013
Resided in Climax, Minnesota

Obituary--

Gertrude Hegstad, age 97, longtime Climax and Crookston resident, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, May 28, 2013, at the Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile, Minnesota.

Gertie, as she was affectionately known to her family and friends, was born to Martin and Thea (Olson) Nygaard on February 27, 1916 at Holt, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended school in Holt. At the age of fifteen Gertie moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota, where she was employed as a housekeeper and nanny, while also working for Valley Dairy.

She later worked on farms in the Reynolds, North Dakota area, where she met Leonard Johnson. The two were united in marriage on November 1, 1937 in Fargo, and moved to rural Climax where they took jobs on the Ingeman Thoreson farm. In 1941 the couple purchased a nearby farm where they raised their four children: Faith, Truman, Patricia, and Lonnie. Life on the farm was very busy as they grew grain and row crops, kept a herd of Holsteins and flock of chickens, and sold milk and eggs. Gertie also maintained a large garden where she grew most of the family's vegetables and fruits. She was a very talented cook, baker and seamstress, and sewed most of her kid's clothing. The family loved picnics, going fishing, and spending time with friends and neighbors. Gertie was active in the Farm Bureau, Golden Link Senior Center in Crookston, and was a member of the Red Hat Ladies.

She was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and could not only read and write in Norwegian, but spoke perfect Norsk. She was a devoted member of the Sand Hill Lutheran Church; took part in the Ladies Aid and also taught Sunday school. Sadly, Leonard passed away in November of 1971. Gertie sold the farmstead in 1973 and moved to a new home in Crookston. She worked at Jiffy Fry, and later for the Villa St. Vincent. On September 26, 1976 she married Bjarne Hegstad at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Fertile. From this marriage Gertie gained a step-son and three step-daughters, and many more grandchildren.

She and Bjarne enjoyed taking bus trips, dancing, bowling, going to the Golden Link, family parties, and attending each other's churches and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Crookston. She took up the hobby of painting late in life, and her talent earned her many ribbons and awards at the Polk County Fair. She also received several awards for her crocheting and embroidery work. Bjarne passed away in November of 2000. Gertie continued to live in her home until December of 2009 when she moved to Fair Meadow in Fertile. She devoted her life to her family, and nurtured them all with kindness, respect, and a strong sense of faith. Gertie will be dearly missed by all who were part of her life.

Loving family include her 4 children: Faith (Joe) Berg of Fertile, Minnesota, Truman (Catharine) Johnson of Cedar Rapids, IA, Patricia (Russell) Hannu of Springfield, MO, and Lonnie (Cheryl) Johnson of Litchfield, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren: Dean (Ruby) Berg, Deanna (Jim) Sinclair, Dawn Berg (Mike Duncan), Nicole (Cody) Smith, Kyrsten Johnson (Bryan Backer), Trever (Helen) Johnson, Lanny (Lynda) Lord, Troy (Laura) Lord, Jason Johnson, and Sarah (Tim) Schulte; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She also leaves 3 step-children: Joe (Jackie) Hegstad of Scottsdale, AZ, Carol Domier of Portland, North Dakota, and Ardis (Don) Zimney of West Fargo, North Dakota; a step-son-in-law, Dale Enger of Portland, North Dakota; and many step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. In addition to her husbands, Leonard and Bjarne,

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Daryl Berg; step-daughter, Brenda Enger; step-son-in-law, Wayne Domier; and 8 siblings: Anna, Aagot, Ole, Martha, Theodore, Margaret, Clara, and her twin sister, Gladys. May God richly bless the memory of Gertrude Hegstad.

The funeral service for Gertrude Hegstad will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 31, 2013, at the Sand Hill Lutheran Church, rural Climax, Minnesota, with The Rev. Joy Grainger, officiating. Visitation will be at the church for one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be given in Gertrude's name to the Sand Hill Lutheran Church.

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Jose G. Ledesma

1980-2013

January 9, 1980 - August 2, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Jose' G. Ledesma, age 33, Crookston, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at RiverView Health in Crookston.

Jose' was born on January 9, 1980 in Carrizo Springs, Texas, son of Venseslado and Josefina Ledesma. At the age of six, his family moved to Moorhead, Minnesota and then at age ten, they moved to Crookston. Jose' attended schools in Crookston, graduating from Crookston High School in 1999. Jose' worked at the McDonalds and Subway stores in Crookston. He enjoyed drawing, music and watching movies (of all kinds). His sisters remember him as a jokester.

Jose' is survived by his mother and step-father: Josefina & Jorge Jaramillo of Crookston; three sisters: Victoria (Dionicio) Ledesma-Mendoza of Springdale, Arkansas, Susana Ledesma of Minneapolis, and Araceli Mendoza of Waseca; two nieces and five nephews: Erica, Josealejandro, Ivan, Micah, Nathaniel, Benny and Karla. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father: Venseslado on March 6, 1999; a brother: Venny; a sister: Ana; and a nephew: Julian.

The funeral for Jose will be at 11 AM, Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Wednesday from 5-7 PM, with a 7 PM prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Crookston.

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Michael Thomas Brault

1957-2013

October 22, 1957 - November 30, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Michael Thomas Brault, 56, of Crookston, Minnesota, died peacefully at the Villa St. Vincent Saturday morning, November 30, 2013, with his family at his side.

Mike was born in Crookston on October 22, 1957, and was the son of Clarence and Elaine (Page) Brault. He grew up on the family farm near Gentilly, Minnesota, and was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Gentilly. He attended Crookston schools and graduated from Central High School in 1975. Mike was employed by Skinner Roofing in Grand Forks, North Dakota throughout his working career, and made his home in Grand Forks during those years. He retired due to ill health several years ago and had been a resident of the Villa since March of 2009.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending time with his son, Jeremy and family, and looked forward to visits from his nieces and nephews. His favorite pastime, in fact the passion of his life, was riding his Harley. May God bless the memory of Michael Thomas Brault.

Mike leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Jackie Aker of East Grand Forks, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Julia and Jolie, with another on the way and expected in January; four siblings: Ray Brault of Devils Lake, North Dakota, Teri Brault (fiance', Jerome Januszewski) of Crookston, Maurice (Shawn) Brault of Gentilly, Minnesota, and Mary (Robert) Sirek of Crookston; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Elaine; two brothers, Walter and Robert Brault; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Brault.

A memorial service for Michael Thomas Brault will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston with Deacon Dennis Bivens, officiating. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Gentilly. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Mike's name to the Villa St. Vincent.

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Lilah Mae (Menard) Tiedeman

1927-2013

October 20, 1927 - March 21, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Lilah Mae Tiedeman, 85, of Crookston, Minnesota, died in her home Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Lilah was born at Crookston on October 20, 1927, the daughter of Albert and Vella (Burkhardt) Menard. She attended grade school at St. Joseph's Academy and graduated from Crookston Central High School in 1945. While in high school, Lilah worked at Eagle Drug.

She was later employed at the First National Bank and then in the Crookston office of the Minnesota State Highway Department, where she met her future husband, Ervin "Hap" Tiedeman. The couple married on April 26, 1950, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception rectory, and made their home in Crookston, raising three boys, Jeff, Kevin and Chuck. Lilah later worked for the Minnesota Bean and Pea Co. and American Crystal Sugar Company, as well as, being a caregiver to her parents. Sadly, Hap passed away on March 5, 1975. Lilah was a member of the Cathedral parish and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She also held memberships in the American Legion and Eagles auxiliaries, where she did a lot of volunteering, as well as, being a "grandma" to a lot of her friends' grandchildren.

Lilah is survived by her sons, Jeff (Therese), East Grand Forks, Minn.; Kevin (Lynn), Grand Junction, Colo.; and Chuck (partner, Jeff Fournier), Minneapolis; granddaughters, Jessica Week (Ben), Cincinnati, and Amy Wright, Grand Forks; great-grandchildren, Naomi and Theo Week, Cincinnati, and Rakeem Wright, Grand Forks; brother-in-law, Curt Hendrickson, Crookston; sister-in-law, Rosemary Menard, Crookston; and many nieces and nephews. Lilah was preceded in death by her husband, Hap; her parents, Albert and Vella; two brothers, Joseph Burke Menard and Frederick (Fritz) Menard; sister, Harriet Hendrickson; and sister-in-law, Madonna (Donna) Menard. May God bless Lilah's memory.

Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home, Crookston, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with a 7PM prayer service. Visitation will continue from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Vincent Miller presiding. Inurnment will be later this spring in Calvary Cemetery, Crookston. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be given in Lilah's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

Source: www.stenshoelhouske.com/

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Orella E. (Hedberg) Rustad

1919-2013

October 4, 1919 - February 15, 2013
Resided in Crookston, Minnesota

Obituary--

Orella E. Rustad, 93, a lifelong Crookston resident, died Friday afternoon, February 15, 2013 at RiverView Health in Crookston, with her family at her side.

Orella Hedberg was born on October 4, 1919 at Gentilly, Minnesota, daughter of Henry and Delia (Patnode) Hedberg. She grew up at Gentilly and Duluth, settling in the Red Lake Falls (MN) area. She was united in marriage with Orville M. Rustad on October 4, 1938 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston. They made their home in Crookston. She began working with RiverView Health at the age of sixteen making pies and worked in many areas of healthcare with the hospital and nursing home as a nurse's aide for forty-six years, retiring at age 62. Her husband, Orville, died on March 11, 2007. She was currently living at the Nimens Espegard Apartments.

Orella enjoyed baking, embroidery, and gardening. Also reading and playing cards. Her children and their families were her pride and joy. Her children remember that she was part of "The Club" for over fifty years; it started as a sewing club and evolved from there to more of a social gathering in the neighborhood. She and Orville enjoyed fishing and she enjoyed trips to the Casino.

Orella is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Virginia "Ginger" and Duane Spear of Gentilly, Minnesota, and Cheryl and Ken Pazdernik of Ada, Minnesota; four sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Mickie Rustad of Gold Canyon, AZ, Ken and Rose Rustad of Fargo, North Dakota, David and Debra Rustad of St. Hilaire, Minnesota, and Robert and Michelle Rustad of Kindred, North Dakota; nineteen grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; & three great great-grandchildren; two sisters: Helen Glass of Thief River Falls and Geraldine "Gerri" (Keith) Benson of West Duluth; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Maren, in 1940; an infant grandson, Michael; her husband: Orville on March 11, 2007; her parents; siblings: a sister, Nora Chouinard and a brother, Henry (Toby) Hedberg. May God bless the memory of Orella Rustad.

The funeral service for Orella E. Rustad will be held at 2:30PM, Thursday, February 21, 2013, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5-7PM, with a 7PM prayer service, and at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Crookston.

Source: www.stenshoelhouske.com/

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