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Obituaries          

Robert Babler

Robert (Bob) William Babler Jr., age 67, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at his residence.
 Robert (Bob) William Babler Jr. was born May 24, 1947 in Parkers Prairie to Robert Sr. and Winnifred (Weishair) Babler. He graduated from Eagle Bend High School in 1965 and joined the United States Army where he served overseas in Vietnam.  Putting military life behind him, Bob attended Moorhead State University where he graduated with a general business degree. On November 16, 1974 Bob married Judy Pachan of Clarissa, MN, dubbing it the “happiest day of his life.” Bob and Judy moved from Fargo, ND to Pelican Rapids, MN in 1981; they purchased their current home and started a lifetime of memories in their little white house on the hill. In 2009, Bob retired from Lake Region Electric Coop as a credit manager and started the life he was “born for.”  read entire story. . . .

Ilene Dickhoff

Ilene Dickhoff, 79 of Pelican Rapids died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Pelican Valley Health Center.
 Ilene Marion Dickhoff was born on June 25, 1935 by Battle Lake, Minnesota the daughter of Oscar and Lillie (Mekalson) Langren. She was baptized and confirmed in the Grue Lutheran Church, attended Rural School Districts #34 and #6, then graduated from the Battle Lake High School in 1953. After high school she was employed with Dr. Howland Dental Clinic in Battle Lake, doing office work and assisting.  read entire story. . . .

Joan McMillen

Joan McMillen, 69, Pelican Rapids, MN died on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 Lake Ridge Care Center, Buffalo, MN.
Joan Ellen Marshall was born May 17, 1945 in Fargo, ND to Kenneth and Ruth (Mosher) Marshall. She grew up and attended school in Absaraka, ND and graduated from Buffalo (ND) High School. Joan attended UND in Grand Forks, ND for two years and then transferred to Valley City State where she received her teaching degree. She continued her education at Moorhead State in Early Childhood Family Education. Joan married John McMillen on August 5, 1967 in Fargo. They lived in Great Falls, MT for two years where she taught fourth grade. In 1969, they moved to Pelican Rapids where they lived for 45 years. She worked with the Head Start Program there before establishing the Early Childhood Family Education in Barnesville, MN. She later helped establish the same program in Pelican Rapids before retiring in 2003. Upon retirement, Joan and John enjoyed winters at Lake Havasu City.  read entire story. . . .

Wallace Anderson

Wallace R. Anderson, Minneapolis, MN passed away at Fairview Hopital on January 5, 2015. He was born on November 21, 1940 to William (Bill) and Dorothy Anderson of Pelican Rapids, MN. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1958 and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. Wally’s four years of service in the US Marine Corp included tours of Japan and Vietnam. After returning home he moved to Minneapolis, MN where he worked for several companies.
 He is survived by his sisters Darlene Hendra, Pelican Rapids, MN; Janice (Norm) Jordahl, Mesquite NV; Elaine (Bill) Poss, Moorhead, MN & LV, NV; Marcella Hamstad, Meza, AZ; Louise Siem, Pelican Rapids, MN; and his brother Marlan Anderson, Shakopee, MN, and many nieces, nephews, great- nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.  read entire story. . . .

Lloyd Heroff

Pastor Lloyd Anthony Heroff died on January 3, 2015 in Pelican Rapids, MN. Born in St Paul, MN to Lloyd A Heroff, Sr. and Sylvia E. Heroff (nee Maki), he grew up in St. Paul’s West 7th Street neighborhood. As an only child, he spent a significant amount of time enjoying the company of his cousins at his aunt and uncles homes located in Bohemian (Czech) and Finnish settlements. After graduating from Monroe High School in 1961, he attended Wartburg and Macalester Colleges, graduating in 1965. While majoring in English Literature at Macalester, he met Doris Jean “in the 17th Century” as he liked to joke. Doris introduced him to his love of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and to fine cuisine. Eventually, he transitioned from mere connoisseur to excellent che  read entire story. . . .

Alice Hovland

Alice P. Hovland, 96, of Fergus Falls, died Sunday, January 4, 2015, at PioneerCare, Fergus Falls.
 Alice Perkins Svendsgaard was born at Wright Hospital, May 10, 1918, to William and Florence (Perkins) Svendsgaard. Alice was supposed to be born at home but due to complications she was delivered by Dr. A.C. Baker and given a slim chance of survival. Alice was the eldest child in the family and was joined by Lily, Warren and Jim. She grew up by Long Lake, north of Fergus Falls, where the family was busy with farming, hunting, fishing and gardening.
She was baptized, confirmed and marrie  read entire story. . . .

Manley Tollerud

Manley Owen Tollerud, 93, of Apple Valley, passed away December 30. He was born April 13, 1921 in rural Pelican Rapids to Idan and Hilda (nee Grina) Tollerud. Manley is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elenora (nee Johnson); sons, Edward (Barb Brown) and Everett (Joyce) Tollerud; grandchildren, Heather, Erik (Marie van Staveren), Jonathan (Kathryn O’Flaherty), and Corey (Carrie Weidner) Tollerud; sisters-in-law, Marian Prim, Betty Engelstad, and Virginia Brandt; brothers-in-law, Ed (Donna) and Ervin Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Holly; parents; sister, Eunice Wold; and brothers, Irvin and Lyle Tollerud. Manley moved from Pelican Rapids to Dakota County in 1960 and worked at the  read entire story. . . .

Ruth Honrud

Ruth Honrud, 96, formerly of rural Rothsay, died Saturday, January 3, 2015, at her son’s home in Fergus Falls, where she had been living for the last two months.
She was born December 17, 1918, in Hayfield, MN, the daughter of Frederick and Amalia (Gronseth) Peterson.  She attended country school through the eighth grade and looked forward to finishing high school, which would have been completed in Breckenridge. She and a friend searched for two days for a family to live with and a job for support, but to no avail. Ruth later finished a course at New York Hairdressing Academy in Fargo, ND.
On May 14, 1942, Ruth and Bennie Honrud were married in Detroit Lakes.  read entire story. . . .

List

Glenn Fladmark - November 9, 1955 - October, 2 2014
Dennis Seidell - February 10, 1937 - October 8, 2014
Clifford Poach - January 11, 1931 - October 13, 2014
LeRoy Haugrud - July 2, 1930 - October 18, 2014
Merriam Lodin - September 27, 1919 - October 18, 2014
Marian Bakken - May 19, 1925 - October 21, 2014
Tate Kvare - October 5, 2014 - October 28, 2014
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