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Obituaries          

Shirley Irey

Shirley Irey, age 86, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Pelican Valley Health center, Pelican Rapids, MN.
Visitation: Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, MN.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Celebration of Life: 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 31, 2015 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.
Clergy: Lay Pastor Al Grothe.
Burial: Ringsaker Cemetery, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.
Online Guestbook:  www.larsonfuneralpelicanrapids.com.

Violet Rieger

Violet “Vi” V. Rieger, 78, resident of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Detroit Lakes and Pelican Rapids, died Friday, July 17 at Brownsburg Meadows Nursing Home, Brownsburg, IN.
  Funeral Services for Violet were held Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at David-Donehower Funeral Home. Visitation was held Friday, July 24 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at David-Donehower Funeral Home and continued one hour prior to services on Saturday.  Interment was held in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Violet Virginia Honeck was born January 29, 1937 in St. Paul, MN to Glenn and Laura (nee Ellis) Honeck.  On July 3, 1959, Vi was united in marriage to James “Jim” Rieger. She was employed as secretary by North Star Dairy and finished her career at Lake Agassiz Special Education Cooperative as their bookkeeper, retiring after many years of loyal service. Following retirement, Vi and Jim spent their winters in Brownsville, TX. Vi and Jim enjoyed traveling.  read entire story. . . .

Craig Sammons

Craig Allan Sammons of Downey, CA, passed away in the morning hours of July 4, 2015, at the age of 62 after a brief battle with cancer.
 Craig was born on December 18, 1952 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. He was the first child of Charles Randolph “Randy” and Irene (Ellingson) Sammons. The family moved to Lynwood, CA where Craig graduated from Lynwood High School in 1971, and attended Cerritos College. He resided in Temecula for many years and for the most recent years lived in Downey.
Craig and Grace Briganti were married on August 13, 1977 and a son, Grant, was born to this union in 1983.   Craig and Grace later divorced.
He worked at Alco Construction, a manufacturer of industrial shelving and also had employment with additional companies over the years.  read entire story. . . .

Glanis Haugan

Glanis E. Haugan, age 89, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at his home in rural Pelican Rapids, MN.
 Glanis E. Haugan was born November 19, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN, to Martin and Alma Haugen. At age 2 he moved with his family to Pelican Rapids, MN area where he grew up on his grandparent’s farm and attended District 59 country school and Pelican Rapids High School.
 He married Tilda Mae Weber on October 28, 1956 at First Lutheran Church in New Rockford, ND. The following year Glanis and Tilda purchased the farm where he grew up and lived his entire life. They were dairy farmers until their retirement in 1990.  While being a dairy farmer, Glanis served as a delegate to the AMPI.
Glanis was confirmed and remained a lifelong member of North Immanuel Church, rural Pelican Rapids, where he had served on church council.  read entire story. . . .

Lorraine Ostlund

Lorraine Marion Ostlund, 94, of Fergus Falls died Friday, July 17, 2015 at PioneerCare in Fergus Falls.
 The day of January 27, 1921, was a special day in the home of Fred and Anna (Steiner) Carlsrud, for on that day Lorraine Marion was born. She was baptized and confirmed at Hamar Lutheran Church of Rothsay, attended School District #24 in Wilkin County and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1939. Lorraine then attended the Business College of Fergus Falls and was employed with Wilkin County in the Clerk of Court office. She also worked briefly at the Farmers State Bank of Rothsay.
On April 7, 1942, she married Vernon Ostlund in Tacoma, Washington, where he was stationed in the US Army. The couple then moved to Oklahoma City where she worked in an air depot as a secretary. They then moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where she worked for a local bank. When Vernon was transferred overseas, Lorraine returned to Rothsay and was employed by the Farmers State bank for 31 years retiring in 1984. After the war, Vernon returned to Rothsay and the couple owned and operated Ostlund’s Grocery Store for 36 years.  read entire story. . . .

Michael Scott

Michael Steven Scott, age 56, resident of Fairfield, Washington, formerly of Pelican Rapids, died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington.
  Mike Scott was born April 6, 1959 in Pelican Rapids, the son of Gordon Scott and the late Deloris Scott. Mike was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids. Mike attended school in Pelican Rapids, graduating in 1977. He later attended Fergus Falls Community College, graduating with a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.
Mike married Linda Harthun in 1994 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota and moved to Juneau, Alaska. They moved to Washington State in 2009.
Mike loved fishing, hunting, grilling, taking meticulous care of his yard, and riding his Harley.
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Charles Martin, Jr.

11/27/1922 ~ 7/9/2015
Charles (Chuck) F.chr(8200)Martin, Jr., age 92, died July 9, 2015 at Emmanuel Community Nursing home in Detroit Lakes under the care of hospice. No services are planned as per Chuck’s wishes. Arrangments to be handled by Cremation Society of Minnesota. Memorials preffered to the Lakeview Cemetery, Pelican Rapids.

Daniel Braton

Daniel T. Braton, 63, of Pelican Rapids, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND.
 Funeral services will be Friday, July 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville, MN with Rev. Wade Dutton officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Ida Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Barnesville VFW and American Legion Honor Guard.  
Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Dobmeier Funeral Home with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., with Pastor Chris Leach officiating.  
Daniel Thomas Braton was born October 13, 1951 to DeLoris “Sammy” and Margaret (Paulson) Braton at Moorhead, MN. He grew up in rural Pelican Rapids and attended Pelican Rapids High School, graduating in 1969.
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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
Marilyn Peltoniemi - April 25, 1928 - February 26, 2015
Lillian Bergquist - December 27, 1929 - March 1, 2015
Helen Johnson - July 26, 1929 - March 5, 2015
Wilma Tabbut - June 25, 1918 - March 6, 2015
Earl Hallstrom - June 29, 1924 - March 13, 2015
Berton Hovland - April 9, 1931 - March 15, 2015
David Sumpter - April 18, 1942 - March 18, 2015
Vernalee Riewer - May 5, 1940 - March 18, 2015
Emily Thompson - May 21, 1976 - March 25, 2015
Julie Halbakken - September 1, 1916 - March 26, 2015
Harold Engebretson - March 4, 1932 - March 30, 2015
Mike Haugrud - January 20, 1927 - March 30, 2015
Georgia Pederson - October 28, 1915 - April 3, 2015
Neil Haugerud - May 26, 1917 - April 3, 2015
Gloria Votapka - July 25, 1929 - April 16, 2015
Douglas Vaughn - November 16, 1942 - May 1, 2015
Virgil Ishaug - 1934 - May 2015
Stanley Ronnigen - 1933 - May 4, 2015
John Dahl - March 22, 1931 - May 6, 2015
Rev Reuben Kirkholz - June 11, 1928 - May 8, 2015
Hayden Nelson - August 19, 1992 - May 12, 2015
Julie Langseth - July 4, 1951 - May 12, 2015
Georgiana Hanson - May 13, 1947 - May 13, 2015
Norma Richardson - July 14, 1932 - May 17, 2015
Morjorie Kubitz - January 4, 1931 - May 20, 2015
Cliton Hanson - May 19, 1932 - May 22, 2015
Harlan Knutson - May 1, 1928 - May 29, 2015
Jerry Varholdt - June 18, 1953 - May, 2015
Alice Nelson - April 9, 1919 - June 2, 2015
Eunice Wyland - September 8, 1924 - June 2, 2015
Bonnie Lorz - February 17, 1933 - June 3, 2015
Alice Nelson - April 9, 1919 - June 2, 2015
Todd Bunkowski - 1956 - June 4, 2015
Donald Bruce Restad - November 4, 1945 - June 4, 2015
Jill Osman - July 15, 1955 - June 7, 2015
Jerrilyn Baker - December 3, 1943 - June 12, 2015
Eileen Halvorson - January 18, 1934 - June 14, 2015
Paul Casperson - February 14, 1934 - June 15, 2015
Arnold Erickson - March 15, 1929 - June 21, 2015
Margaret Thompson - July 29, 1928 - June 30, 2015
Clarence Kratzke - December 3, 1919 -  July 1, 2015
Marlys Englund - July 20, 1929 - July 2, 2015
Craig Sammons - December 18, 1952 - July 4, 2015
Daniel Braton - October 13, 1951 - July 5, 2015
Charles (Chuck) F. Martin, Jr. - November 27, 1922 - July 9, 2015
Michael Scott - April 6, 1959 - July 12, 2015
Glanis Haugan - November 19, 1925 - July 14, 2015
Lorraine Ostlund - January 27, 1921 - July 17, 2015
Violet Rieger - January 29, 1937 - July 17, 2015
Shirley Irey - October 20, 1928 - July 26, 2015