Home

Local News

Area News

Sports

Photo Gallery

Obituaries

Editorials

Classifieds

News Briefs

Contact Us

Take a moment to look at our online cookbooks





 

Obituaries          

ESTHER HEGGEN

Esther Heggen, 102, Fergus Falls, MN, formerly of Barnesville, MN died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls.
Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Brethren Church in Barnesville with Pastors Kevin Skaret and Jeff Seaver officiating. Burial will follow in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery, Rothsay, MN.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Sunday.
Esther Karina Huseby was born on April 22, 1914 the daughter of Andrew and Marie (Narum) Huseby in Tansem Township, Clay County, MN. She attended school in District #14. After growing up she did housework in the surrounding area. In 1940, she went to Detroit, MI to work as a maid or nanny and moved with that family to Cleveland, OH. A few years later, she entered the Ohio School of Practical Nursing in Cleveland and graduated in 1945. A year later she returned to Detroit where she took her state board exams and received her LPN license. She continued working at nursing in private homes, hospitals, and nursing homes, retiring in 1981. She returned to MN and on June 13 of that year she married Raymond Heggen at the Barnesville Lutheran Brethren Church.
They lived on the farm until December of 1985 when they moved to Barnesville.  read entire story. . . .

ANGELA BRADY

Angela J. Brady, 90, of Moorhead MN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in the care of Eventide on Eighth in Moorhead.
Angela Jayne Erickson, the daughter of Albert and Selma (Tysseland) Erickson, was born in Barnesville, MN, on May 5, 1926. She grew up in Rollag, MN. She graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo, ND, prior to attending St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.
Angela was married to Harold Jenkins in June of 1947, with whom she raised four sons in Moorhead. In June 1977, Angela was married to Earl Vollrath until his death in 1981. In 1988, Angela married William C. Brady, who she was married to until his death in 2001.
Angela enjoyed her career as an RN in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fargo and St. Ansgar Hospital, Moorhead. She received both her bachelor’s degree in nursing and her master’s degree in guidance counseling from Moorhead State University. She was an admired nursing instructor for 17 years at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.  read entire story. . . .

LLOYD PLADSON

Lloyd Gerald Pladson was born September 17, 1929, at home, on the farm near Hatton, ND, to “O.B.” Ostinus and Clara (Sondreaal) Pladson. He attended rural school in Newburgh Township, near Hatton.
After graduating from Hatton High School in 1947, Lloyd enlisted and served in the US Army from June 1947 to December 1948. He was stationed at Fort Sheridan, IL, and Washington DC, serving at the Pentagon. After his service in the Army, Lloyd attended Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND. He was employed at Armour and Company, West Fargo, ND, and Consolidated Freightways, Fargo, before working for Midwest Motor Express for 27 years.
  Lloyd married Earlyce Fedje (daughter of Edwin and Lily Fedje of Hoople, ND) on May 25, 1952. They lived in Fargo for five years until they moved to Moorhead, MN, where they resided until 1992. After retirement, they lived in Fargo, ND, Peoria, AZ, and Pelican Rapids, MN.
Lloyd passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Pelican Valley Health Center, Pelican Rapids, at eighty-six years of age.
Lloyd and Earlyce have four children, Lonna (Dennis) Theede, Jeffrey (Lisabeth), Gregrey (Catrin), and Joel (Linda); fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; siblings, Graydon (Lillian), Eunice Paaverud, Twyla Wastvedt, and Shirley Hines; and many nieces and nephews.
  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to The Lutheran Church of Christ the King, Moorhead, or Faith Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids.  read entire story. . . .

LOU SUTER

Lou Suter was born March 25, 1943, in Wayne, Michigan, the second son of Louie and Samantha Suter. He attended Lincoln Elementary and Wayne Memorial High School (class of 1961).  He was an excellent swimmer and earned the honor of being ranked number 32 in the state of Michigan. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute, Houghton College and Dallas Seminary. During his school years, he worked at Ford Motor Company, Lloyd J. Harris Pie Company, ICX and Yellow Freight.
On June 22, 1968, Lou was united in marriage to Patricia Feldman in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Lou and Pat lived in Dallas, Texas 1968-1972, and Hazelpark, Michigan where he served as Associate Pastor 1972-1973. He was Pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 1975-1988 and served as Pastor of Pelican Rapids Baptist Church in Minnesota 1989-2012. Lou retired in September 2012 and he and Pat moved to Whitehall, Wisconsin to be near their grandchildren. Fishing, day trips, playing UNO, attending sporting events, plays, and music programs were always a highlight for him.
Lou was interim Pastor at First Baptist Whitehall from June 2013 through December 2014. His greatest joy was preaching about Jesus, making friends, visiting parishioners and shut-ins to share his faith.  
Lou enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, golfing and fishing and playing cribbage. He will be greatly missed.  read entire story. . . .

DEWAYNE LEE

DeWayne A. Lee, 95, of Albuquerque, NM went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 30, 2016.
  DeWayne was born May 20, 1921, in Pelican Rapids, MN to Leonard and Clara Lee. He graduated from Concordia College in 1943 and went to Oak Ridge, TN to work on the Manhattan Project as a chemist. After a 51-year career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he spent his latter years in Minnesota, Arizona, and New Mexico.
  He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Doris Corbin Lee; his wife of 18 years, Kathleen Megorden Lee; brother Wetzel Lee; and sister Kathryn Elton.
  He is survived by his three children: Karen Lee of Pensacola, FL; Paul Lee of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and Jonathan Lee of Albuquerque, NM.
  DeWayne served in several churches as an elder, teacher, choir director, and jail minister. He enjoyed sports, especially golf, and played clarinet in concert bands throughout his life. He will be remembered as a gentle, loving man of deep faith who touched many lives.
  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Evangelical Free Church, 101 10th Ave SE, Pelican Rapids, MN. Burial of cremains will follow at Pelican Valley Cemetery.
  Please visit the online guestbook for DeWayne at www.FrenchFunerals.com.


KATHLEEN BRAND

Kathleen May Brand was born May 24, 1923 in Fargo, ND to William and Christine (Miller) Meissner.  Kathleen grew up in Sabin, MN and Wilkin County, MN, and graduated valedictorian from high school in Wolverton, MN in 1941. She graduated from an accelerated teaching program at Moorhead State Teachers College in Moorhead, MN and taught at 3 different country schools in Wilkin County for 4 years. She met her husband Reuben Brand at the young people’s group at Christ Lutheran Church in Mitchell Township, while teaching at the country school Reuben had attended.  On June 3, 1944, Kathleen and Reuben were joined in marriage at the same church. Together they raised four children, David, Mavis, Mary and Daniel on a farm just outside of Barnesville, MN, that they had purchased in 1951. After discovering sand on the property, they opened Brand Sand and Gravel, a company they developed and owned until 1977.  Kathleen assisted in that business and was also a teacher’s aide in the elementary school in Barnesville from 1966 to 1976. They loved to travel, covering 49 states in their 63 years of marriage. They attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in Barnesville, where Kathleen was organist for 30+ years.  They were winter visitors to Arizona until 2004 when they moved to Mesa, AZ. Until their permanent move to Mesa, they spent summers at their lake home on Lake Lizzie where Kathleen would garden, bake, sew and visit with friends and neighbors. Her love of the lake was matched only by her love of family and friends. Those she touched will not forget her kind and thoughtful deeds. She lived with her daughter Mary and son-in-law Roger in Queen Creek, AZ after Reuben’s death in 2007 until her recent move to Springdale Village Nursing Home in Mesa, AZ. Kathleen entered eternal life on July 6, 2016 at Springdale Village. Her family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Hospice of the Valley.  read entire story. . . .

Arland Willie Elton - March 7, 1926 - December 5, 2015
Robert “Smiley” Smilonich - March 4, 1931 - December 8, 2015
Dwight Maack - August 30, 1946 - December 8, 2015
Mavis Juliet (Hovland) Ness - August 10, 1931 - December 14, 2015
Richard “Rick”  Wilcox - October 14, 1947 - December 19, 2015
Lloyd Waalen - 1948 - December 12, 2015
Darrell Samuelson - August 14, 1940 - December 22, 2015
Carlton J. Stras - May 30, 1930 - December 27, 2015
Marland Dow - June 12, 1935 - December 30 2015
Dolores Gilbertson - July 12, 1929 - January 1, 2016
William Van Bramer Fish - June 1, 1950 - January 1, 2016
Darlene Rustad - February 6, 1936 - January 4, 2016
Norma Rust - January 25, 1925 - January 8, 2016
Loretta Harr - May 8, 1037 - January 8, 2016
Pastor Erwin Toso - December 25, 1929 - January 9, 2016
Craig Scott - February 22, 1958 - January 10, 2016
Mary Alice Loudin - January 14, 2016
Daylce Axness - October 28, 1924 - January 15, 2016
Floyd "Cal" Monroe - January 22, 1928 - January 16, 2016
Pauline Wald - January 28, 1926 - January 18, 2016
Rick Loerzel - August 9, 1971 - January 19, 2016
Preston Bassett - January 21, 2016 - January 21, 2016
Edwina Pierce - October 22, 1929 - January 23, 2016
Claudia Peasley - September 12, 1942 - January 29, 2016
Janet Thorstenson - February 15, 1946 - February 4, 2016
Diane Perrin Case - March 21, 1954 - February 5, 2016
Robert Bjorgo - March 19, 1959 - February 7, 2016
Verna Ballard - September 25, 1922 - February 14, 2016
Evelyn McGrand - 1938 - February 14, 2016
Eldred Kvidt - December 25, 1934 - February 15, 2016
Marvel Peterson - August 20, 1916 - February 17, 2016
Dora Mostue - November 17, 1918 - February 18, 2016
Adeline Bauman - July 27, 1936 - February 18, 2016
Janet Restad - August 16, 1937 - March 2, 2016
Wayne Griep - June 11, 1937 - March 2, 2016
Margaret Flatin - August 4, 1920 - March 9, 2016
Deloris Soland - 1929 - March 12, 2016
Duane Toso - June 6, 1933 - March 12, 2016
Gayle Deanne Pladson - November 1, 1938 - March 23, 2016
James Handorff - March 2, 1934 - March 27, 2016
James Welder -1951 - March 28, 2016
Rosella Flath - July 11, 1933 - April 2, 2016
Wallace Larson - August 21, 1940 - April 6, 2016
Glenna Sillerud - March 12, 1944 - April 8, 2016
Gary Haga - April 9, 1962 - April 9, 2016
Hank Van Cleef - February 25, 1955 - April 11, 2016
Marcella Restad - September 25, 1919 - April 13, 2016
Robert Ronningen - January 30, 1925 - April 15, 2016
Grace Leigh Ziebell - 2007 - April 15, 2016
Carol Hockersmith - 1932 - April 18, 2016
Donald Erickson - May 10, 1931 - April 20, 2016
D.E. "Sammy" Braton - February 6, 1922 - April 21, 2016
Mabel Frazee - December 30, 1916 - April 21, 2016
John Kava - January 14, 1932 - April 27, 2016
Leonard "Len" Toftely - May 1, 2016
Elaine Sneva - 1947 - May 2, 2016
Laurie Wilde - September 3, 1952 - May 7, 2016
Ed Hanyzewski - March 2, 1943 - May 9, 2016
Sharon Teberg - September 19, 1940 - May 16, 2016
Shirley Nelson - July 24, 1923 - May 20, 2016
Joyce Lindgren - 1934 - May 20, 2016
Gerald L. Davis - September 20, 1932 - May 26, 2016
Cleo Rossum - November 6, 1934 - June 4, 2016
Gail Suko - March 10, 1941 - June 4, 2016
Robert Hanson - October 24, 1942 - June 5, 2016
Marilyn Terry - September 2, 1947 - June 11, 2016
Sharon Teschendorf - 1936 - June 12, 2016
Paul Knutson - February 7, 1942 - June 13, 2016
James Rosendahl - December 31, 1925 - June 14, 2016
Diane King - April 16, 1946 - June 15, 2016
Elmer Nelson - May 5, 1921 - June 19, 2016
Gladys Bouressa - January 4, 1920 - June 20, 2016
Claudia Boelter - April 5, 1936 - June 24, 2016
Delores Sorum - March 22, 1932 - June 28, 2016
Dewayne Lee - May 20, 1921 - June 30, 2016
Daniel Kenyon - October 23, 1945 - July 1, 2016
Milo Pierce - January 16, 1947 - July 2, 2016
Phyllis Haugrud - December 7, 1939 - July 3, 2016
Doris Butenhoff - September 20, 1930 - July 4, 2016
Kathleen Brand - May 24, 1923 - July 6, 2016
Lloyd Pladson - September 17, 1929 - July 19, 2016
Esther Heggen - April 22, 1914 - July 20, 2016
Angela Brady - May 5, 1926 - July 20, 2016
Lou Suter - March 25, 1943 - July 2016