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Obituaries          

Cameron Haga

Cameron Haga, age 51, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died on Monday, February 16, 2015 at his home in Pelican Rapids.
Cameron Harold Haga was born September 24, 1963 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota the son of Leonard and Angeline (Sayers) Haga. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1982. Cameron worked with his father operating their house painting business and also grave digging business until his father’s death in 1995. For eight years Cameron worked for Ballard Sanitation in Pelican Rapids. He also worked in the turkey industry, most of that time for Gorton Turkey Farms. Cameron worked until 2010 when he had to retire due to having open heart surgery. Since 1977 Cameron was the scorekeeper for Pelican Rapids High School boys’ basketball team.  read entire story. . . .

James Perrin

James Norton Perrin, Sr. passed away at home on Tuesday, February 17, under the care of hospice, surrounded by family at the age of 80.  
James (Jim) was born on January 24, 1935 to William and Trilla (Grimes) Perrin in Sturgis, Michigan. He attended school in Centreville, Michigan, graduating in 1952.
Jim married Vonda Kane on September 27, 1952 in Sturgis, Michigan. He purchased a milk truck route and a small dairy farm in 1952 near Sturgis. In 1958, they sold their milk truck route and dairy farm and moved their family to Minnesota after purchasing a dairy farm south of Pelican Rapids.  read entire story. . . .

Ardis Ottoson

Ardis Ottoson, age 83, of Pelican Rapids, MN, went home to be with the Lord on February 17, 2015 at  Pelican Valley Nursing Center in Pelican Rapids.
Ardis Ocell Sherbrooke was born November 14, 1931 in Pelican Rapids, MN, to George and Hannah (Kringen) Sherbrooke, the second youngest of seven children. She attended school in Pelican Rapids, graduating from Pelican Rapids High School in 1950.
Following her graduation Ardis worked as a clerk at Carr & Hanson’s Department Store in Pelican Rapids. On November 16, 1951 Ardis committed her life to Jesus Christ. Noticing the change in her life from this experience, her father remarked, “I’d give a million dollars to have what Ardis has now.”  read entire story. . . .

Elizabeth Schmitz

Elizabeth “Betty” Schmitz, 84, a resident of Fergus Falls, formerly of Pelican Rapids, died Monday, February 16, 2015 at Pioneer Cottages in Fergus Falls.
Elizabeth Mary was born September 17, 1930 in Buffalo, North Dakota, the daughter of Paul and Esther (Paulson) Wichman. Betty attended Buffalo High School, graduating in 1948 and continued on to Interstate Business College, graduating in 1949.
On April 12, 1958 Betty was united in marriage to Benjamin Joseph Schmitz in Moorhead, Minnesota.  read entire story. . . .

Mary Lou Maack

Mary Lou Maack, 82, a resident of Elizabeth, Minnesota, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls.
Mary Lou was born on April 23, 1932, the daughter of Fredrick and Edna (Hanson) Greipentrog of Pelican Rapids. She was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church of Elizabeth, Minnesota by Reverend Geo Grabarkewitz. She was confirmed at Pelican Valley Church of Pelican Rapids by Rev. E.O. Stenson. Mary Lou attended Pelican Rapids High School, graduating in 1950.
On October 16, 1953 she was united in marriage to Elroy V. Maack at St. John Lutheran Church in Elizabeth. She worked for Homan Telephone Company and Lake Region Coop Electrical of Pelican Rapids.  read entire story. . . .

Jane Solum

Jane Rebecca Solum, age 83, of Pelican Rapids, MN, formerly of Barnesville, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Riverfront on Main in Pelican Rapids, MN.
 Jane Rebecca (Tollerud) Solum, the daughter of Melvin and Agnes (Ruud) Tollerud was born February 26, 1931 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. She attended Country School District #48 of Norwegian Grove Township of rural Otter Tail County and later graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1949.
  On April 2, 1950 Jane was united in marriage to Donald J. Solum at North Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Otter Tail County. They made their home and farmed in Prairie View Township of Wilkin County, Minnesota.  They continued to live there until they moved into Barnesville in 1995. Donald passed November 1, 2002. In May of 2010, Jane moved to the Riverfront Manor in Pelican Rapids.  For the last two years Jane has lived at the Riverfront on Main in Pelican Rapids.  read entire story. . . .

Lorraine Erickson

Lorraine A. Erickson, age 92, of Pelican Rapids, MN, formerly of Moorhead, MN and Hope, ND passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Pelican Valley Health Center in Pelican Rapids, MN.
 Lorraine Forsgren was born on March 7, 1922, near Pelican Rapids to John and Ida (Tjernberg) Forsgren.  She was the youngest of ten children. The family farmed near Lake Lida. Lorraine was baptized confirmed at Central Swede Grove Lutheran Church in rural Pelican Rapids.  
 Lorraine married Howard Sundby in 1942 at Central Lutheran Church. They made their home near Lake Lida where they had seven children.  In 1958, they moved to Moorhead. Lorraine worked as a housekeeper and was in food service at Villa Maria for many years while her children were growing up. She was hard working and dedicated to raising a fine family. Howard died in 1975.  read entire story. . . .

Mae Moe

Mae I. Moe, 97, a resident of Des Moines, IA, formerly of Rothsay, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Scottish Rite Park in Des Moines, IA.
 Mae was born on October 22, 1917, near Rothsay, MN, to Carl and Marie (Rude) Stras. She attended District 127 and Rothsay Public School, graduating in 1935 from Fergus Falls High School. In 1937 she graduated from Moorhead State Teachers College. Mae taught in Ottertail County rural schools for five years.  She married Otto A. Moe on June 8, 1939. They farmed and moved to Rothsay in 1947, where she lived until moving to the Des Moines, IA, area in 2004.  read entire story. . . .

LaVerne Johnson

LaVerne Froysland Johnson was born on June 15, 1921 in rural Audubon and lived on various farms in the depression. She was educated in country schools, Lake Park Junior High and graduated from Audubon High School in 1939. She worked in a local grocery store to help finance her further education. In 1942 she graduated from St. Luke’s Nursing School in Fargo and received her registered nurse degree. OB supervising in Fargo and labor room supervising in St. Paul, were her first years employment.
On April 27, 1943 she married lieutenant Floyd M. Johnson in Colorado Springs and for two years traveled stateside with him. During that time she was employed in Colorado Springs and Mineral Hills, Texas.  read entire story. . . .

Neil Hunter

Neil P. Hunter, 69, a resident of Erhard, died Sunday, February 01, 2015 at his home.
He was born on August 4, 1945 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the son of Kenneth and Iris (Jones) Hunter. He attended Underwood High School, graduating in 1963.
On July 22, 2004 he was united in marriage to Virginia “Ginny” Boese in Sisseton, SD.
Neil worked for Honey Well in Minneapolis, then moved to Erhard area and worked for Olson’s Furniture and Dahlstrom Carpet before starting his own business in floor covering and also working several side jobs in the area. He worked in floor coverings for 44 years until health problems wouldn’t allow it. Neil was also the Mayor of Erhard until he resigned.  read entire story. . . .

Evelyn "Diddies" Jacobs

Evelyn “Diddies” Jacobs, age 68, a resident of Vergas, Minnesota, died on Sunday, February 1, 2015 surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home near Pelican Rapids.
Evelyn Jean Smith was born July 21, 1946 near White Earth, Minnesota to John and Evelyn (Ladoux) Smith. Evelyn attended Mission School in White Earth, Holy Rosary Elementary School in Detroit Lakes, and Detroit Lakes High School. In 1964 Diddies moved to Michigan and worked at the Ford Auto Plant in Detroit. In 1970 Evelyn moved back to the Detroit Lakes area. In 1972 she moved to the family farm near Prairie Lake. On January 7, 1977 she was united in marriage with James   Jacobs in Sisseton, South Dakota. Diddies and James farmed in the Pelican area until 1986 when they moved to Vergas, Minnesota.  read entire story. . . .

List

Carol Moses - August 21, 1941 - November 6, 2014
Louis Gehrig - December 31, 1939 - November 6, 2014
Ardelle Schultz - 1936 - November 8, 2014
LaVonne Richards - January 18, 1957 - November 10. 2014
James Ouren -  December 2, 1937 - November 13, 2014
Corinne Beug - June 29, 1954 - November 15, 2014
Gene Klose - February 14, 1927 - November 19, 2014
David Lindstrom - April 27, 1962 - November 21, 2014
Helen Eldevick - August 21, 1926 - November 22, 2014
Jamie Fox - January 8, 1987 - November 30, 2014
Gerald Krekelberg - January 27, 1940 - December 1, 2014
Marcelle Nelson - February 16, 1919 - December 4, 2014
Theora (Teddi) Carlson - March 26, 1926 - December 6, 2014
Norman Dahl - February 9, 1932 - December 7, 2014
Agnes Johnson - December 12, 1927 - December 8, 2014
David Bengtson - May 27, 1930 - December 12. 2014
Peggy Wifall - October 10, 1942 - December 12, 2014
Doris Leaf - April 21, 1917 - December 13, 2014
LeRoy Glaesman - November 18, 1927 - December 15, 2014
Bernard Pladson - July 18, 1928 - December 16, 2014
Viola Krog - March 7, 1929 - December 17, 2014
Lois Gulleckson - July 5, 1923 - December 2014
Robert S. Johnson - May 20, 1916 - December 23, 2014
Manley Tollerud - April 13, 1921 - December 30, 2014
Ruth Honrud - December 17, 1918 - January 3, 2015
Lloyd Heroff - ? - January 3, 2015
Alice Hovland - May 10, 1918 - January 4, 2015
Wallace Anderson - November 21, 1940 - January 5, 2015
Joan McMillen - May 17, 1945 - January 13, 2015
Robert Babler - May 24, 1947 - January 20, 2015
Ilene Dickhoff - June 25, 1935 - January 22, 2015
James Lundquist - December 15, 1933 - January 30, 2015
Evelyn "Diddies" Jacobs - July 21, 1946 - February 1, 2015
Neil Hunter - August 4, 1945 - February 1, 2015
LaVerne Johnson - June 15, 1921 - February, 2015
Mae Moe - October 22, 1917 - February 11, 2015
Jane Solum - February 26, 1931 - February 12, 2015
Lorraine Erickson - March 7, 1922 - February 14, 2015
Cameron Haga - September 24, 1963 - February 16, 2015
Elizabeth Schmitz - September 17, 1930 - February 16, 2015
James Perrin - January 24, 1935 - February 17, 2015
Ardis Ottoson - November 14, 1931 - February 17, 2015
Mary Lou Maack - April 23, 1932 - February 18, 2015