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Obituaries          

Rev. Richard McGuire

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Cathedral of Saint Mary on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. for Reverend Richard S. McGuire who passed away March 27, 2014, at St. Michael’s Rectory in Spring Hill. Bishop Donald Kettler presided. Burial took place in Calvary Cemetery.
Rev. Richard McGuire, age 73, often called the Shepherd Priest of the Little Ones, passed on March 27 from lung cancer. His death will leave a huge void throughout the Diocese of St. Cloud and beyond in the lives of thousands of people whose hearts he touched with his incredible gifts of understanding, compassion, forgiveness and caring.  read entire story. . . .

Marlon Restad

Marlon Restad, age 83, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Pelican Valley Health Center in Pelican Rapids.
Marlon Restad was born October 4, 1930 in Pelican Rapids, MN, the son of Maurice and Manda (Langseth) Restad.  He was baptized and confirmed at Grove Lake Lutheran Church in rural Pelican Rapids.  He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1948 and attended the University School of Agriculture in St. Paul, MN.  In 1954 Marlon married Ardys Haugrud at Pelican Rapids.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, spending most of that time in Japan in Army Aviation.  After his discharge he came home and took over the operation of the family farm.  read entire story. . . .

Beatrice Morken

Beatrice Elizabeth Morken, 95, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Riverfront on Main in Pelican Rapids.
Beatrice Elizabeth Pherson was born April 23, 1918 daughter of Alex and Bertha Pherson in Moorhead, MN.  
On November 7, 1940, Beatrice and Alvin Morken were united in marriage in Glydon, MN. They farmed in the Moorhead and Perley areas.  Then in 1963 they moved to St. Paul, MN where Beatrice worked at a manufacturing business.  In 1972 Beatrice and Alvin moved to Pelican Rapids where she worked at Cer’s Café  and Rapids Café.  Alvin died on August 21, 1985 in Fergus Falls, MN.  read entire story. . . .

David Kind

Always one who loved to talk hunting and fishing and have a good laugh, David Vernon Kind, age 76, died early Tuesday morning, April 1, 2014, after a courageous one and half year battle with cancer, in Prior Lake, MN.
       David was born on January 27, 1938 in Warroad, MN. He was an only child to his adoptive parents, Orville and Mabel (Bergum) Kind. Dave’s childhood years were spent in Pelican Rapids, where he and his dad would fish 3-4 times a week. This hobby turned into a lifelong passion of enjoying the outdoor wilderness and everything it has to offer. He played football and track in high school and was a graduate of Pelican Rapids High School.  read entire story. . . .

David Jongeward

David Jongeward, age 52, a resident of Moorhead, MN died on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Fargo VA Hospital.
David John Jongeward was born May 14, 1961 in Hastings, MN the son of Loren and Dalyce (Hanson) Jongeward.  In 1979 David graduated from Pelican Rapids High School.  From 1980 to 1984 David served in the United States Marine Corps.  After serving in the military, David attended Moorhead State University pursuing a degree in social work.  Through the years David worked in social work in St. Cloud, White Earth, and the Fargo-Moorhead area.  In 2004 David returned to Moorhead State University earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.    Most recently David was employed at the Divine House in Moorhead.  read entire story. . . .

David Lehn

David Arlen Lehn, 68, a resident of Erhard, Minnesota, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his home under the care of Lakeland Hospice in Fergus Falls.
He was born July 3, 1945 in Pelican Rapids, the son of Peter and Gladys (Melkert) Lehn. He grew up in Erhard and attended school in Pelican Rapids.
David worked all his life in the construction industry. He was a construction superintendent on many of the areas buildings and homes.  read entire story. . . .

Edna Carlson

Edna Marie Carlson, age 97, of Roseville, MN. Preceded in death by husband, Gust; brother, Ivan Hanson; and sisters, Lillian Kuhn and Louise Rostad. Survived by sister, Nell (Paul) Sponheim and brother, Robert (Jane) Hanson. Also by many loved nieces, nephews, friends in Moorhead and Fargo; and at Eaglecrest Terrace in Roseville, MN. Edna was a Graduate of Pelican Rapids HS, and owned the Gamble store in town for a number of years. Retired teacher from Fargo and Minnesota schools.  read entire story. . . .

Barbara Orrick

Barbara Ann Orrick was born in Pelican Rapids, MN to Clifford and Marcelle Nelson in 1946 and passed away March 14, 2014 surrounded by her family after a two and a half year battle with ovarian cancer. The family would like to thank The Stanford Cancer Center for helping Barb see every day possible. During her illness she stayed positive and continued to love her family and friends.
"Barb" grew up on the Nelson Farm in Norwegian Grove Township and attended country school near her home. She graduated from Pelican Rapids High School with the class of '64 (many of  whom held a special life long place in her heart).  read entire story. . . .

List

Jean Arnberg - September 9, 1920 - December 2, 2013
Elois Isaacson - January 6, 1919 - December 2, 2013
Vicky McNulty - December 11, 1955 - December 2, 2013
Dorothy Dunn - ----- 1908 - December 4, 2013
Roger Tingelstad - July 21, 1946 - December 7, 2013
Darrell Miller - May 24, 1928 - December 8, 2013
Elena Ripley - March 30, 1925 - December 9, 2013
Brenda Cossette - May 27, 1954 - December 16, 2013
Orval Larson - March 30, 1924 - December 16, 2013
Ronald Berg - March 8, 1943 - December 16, 2013
Evelyn Herting - March 30, 1918 - December 19, 2013
Alice Johnson - August 7, 1917 - December 23, 2013
Tilmen Hildestad - March 12, 1922 - December 25, 2013
Oscar Larson - December 13, 1928 - December 27, 2013
Verdella Rask - May 27, 1923 - December 30, 2013
LaVonne Pendergrass - October 5, 1963 - December 31, 2013
Howard Paulson - June 11, 1926 - January 1, 2014
Rosemary Johnson - June 29, 1936 - January 3, 2014
Harriet Backstrom - September 24, 1926 - January 3, 2014
Garnet Evenson - January 9, 1929 - January 4, 2014
Floyd Schweer - January 18, 1935 - January 12, 2014
Frances Axness - January 4, 1929 - January 15, 2014
Janice Griep - September 7, 1938 - January 16, 2014
Arthur Fosse - March 4, 1917 - January 16, 2014
Ethel Skistad - ---------- - January 16, 2014
Douglas Everhart - March 13, 1940 - January 22, 2014
Roger Gorden - May 5, 1954 - January 27, 2014
Marieta Fox - ----------- - January 31, 2014
Sophia Odens - February 10, 2010 - February 11, 2014
Cletus Gacke - September 8, 1927 - February 24, 2014
Helen Ripley - July 20, 1926 - February 24, 2014
Sheryl Brekke - April 24, 1950 - February 27, 2014
Karl "Jerry" Simison - June 10, 1942 - February 28, 2014
Dorothy Backstrom - September 19, 1931 - March 5, 2014
Richard Foshaug - January 28, 1932 - March 7, 2014
Lillian Beaton - May 27, 1919 - March 9, 2014
Rosetta Hexum - Apil 10, 1933 - March 10, 2014
Frances Fosse - June 5, 1922 - March 11, 2014
Carlton Knutson - November 18, 1927 - March 11, 2014
Eldon Reich - February 22, 1950 - March 19, 2014
Edna Carlson - 1917 - 2014
Barbara Orrick - July, 1964 -  March 14, 2014
David Jongeward - May 14, 1961 - March 25, 2014
David Lehn - July 3, 1945 - March 27, 2014
Rev. Richard McGuire - 1941 - March 27, 2014
Beatrice Morken - April 23, 1918 - March 31, 2014
David Kind - January 27, 1938 - April 1, 2014
Marlon Restad - October 4, 1930 - April 6, 2014