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Obituaries          

Mary Dunwell

Mary Ann Dunwell, 64, a resident of Pelican Rapids, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.
She was born September 25, 1949, in Fergus Falls, the daughter of Glenn and Margaret (Miller) Flatin.  She grew up in the Rothsay area, graduating from Rothsay High School in 1967.  She then attended Ritters Beauty College in Fergus Falls and worked as a beautician.
In 1975, she married Marlin Thompson in Rothsay. The couple had two children, Michael and Glenn.
On September 18, 1993, she married John Dunwell, her high school sweetheart, at Central Lutheran Church, rural Pelican Rapids.  She was employed as an associate at Target and worked for a special friend, Darcy at the Beauty Cellar of Pelican Rapids.
Mary loved to paint, knit, read, and go to garage sales.  She adored her grandchildren and enjoyed her family of cats.  She was a member of Central Lutheran Church and it’s Ladies Aid.  read entire story. . . .

Wayne Thomson

Wayne Thompson, age 66, entered heaven’s gates August 7th, 2014.  He was born to Lester and Clara Thompson May 2, 1948 in Fergus Falls, MN and was raised in Erhard MN.
He attended country school and Pelican Rapids High School.  He graduated from North Hennepin Community College with a degree in law enforcement.  Wayne’s law enforcement career included work at Parkers Prairie PD, Mounds View PD, and 17 years as deputy with Anoka County Sheriff’s Department.  In 1991 he became Superintendent of Anoka County Park Rangers and Chief of Anoka County Park Police.  In 1998 he accepted a position with the U.S. Marshall’s Office as Court Security Officer.
Wayne retired in 2002 to enjoy his passion for golf at their summer home in Big Lake. He also enjoyed fishing in Canada with his sons-in-law and friends.  read entire story. . . .

Margaret Braton

Margaret Braton, 90, died Sunday at the Pelican Valley Health Center, Pelican Rapids, MN.
Margaret was born on April 14, 1924 to Adolph and Minnie (Hall) Paulson at their farm in Cormorant Township.  She graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1942.  She was united in marriage to Sammy Braton on July 14, 1944.  
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, DeLoris “Sammy” Braton; one daughter Connie (Kenneth) Meek of North Branch, MN; two sons: Daniel of Pelican Rapids, Steven (Cynthia) of Arvada, Colorado; six grandchildren:  Mia Parke, Amanda Braton, Krista Braton, Lisa Braton, Andrew (Aunna) Braton, Jessica (David) Wan and six great- grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters:  Florence Hanson, Marie Nessa, Ruth Doherty, Irene Lambert, Betty Tollerud, Doris Godwin; and two brothers: Melvin and Donald Paulson.  
Funeral service was, Friday, August 1, 2014 at Cormorant Lutheran Church, 14314 County Highway 4, Lake Park, MN with Rev. Gary Van Hunnik officiating.  
Family condolences and memories may be shared at www.dobmeierfuneralhome.com.
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Deloris Haugrud

Deloris Haugrud, age 76, a resident of Barnesville died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Clayco Care Center in Barnesville.
 Deloris Mae was born April 16, 1938 to Albert and Clara (Peterson) Erickson near Pelican Rapids, MN. She grew up the youngest in a family of 10 children.  After graduating from high school she moved to St. Paul to attend beauty school and help her widowed sister raise her young family.  After completing beauty school, she worked in Pelican Rapids as a beautician until starting her family.
Deloris married Fred Haugrud on June 10, 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, MN. Following their wedding, they moved to rural Rothsay until moving to Barnesville in 1965.
At a young age, Deloris was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. In spite of the physical challenges, she was a devoted wife and raised her three children. She loved being a grandmother to her 7 grandchildren. She enjoyed their visits and being able on occasion to attend a concert or sporting event.  read entire story. . . .

Darlene Splittgerber

Darlene Splittgerber, age 72, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Sanford Palliative Care Center in Fargo, ND.  She was surrounded by her family.
Darlene Joyce Melkert was born February 25, 1942 in Pelican Rapids, MN the daughter of William and Elizabeth (McGuire) Melkert. Darlene attended Pelican Rapids High School. On November 28, 1959, Darlene was united in marriage to Fred Henry Splittgerber at Tonseth Lutheren Church  near Erhard, MN. Darlene raised her family for a number of years in Pelican Rapids.  For 28 years she worked at the Good Samaritan Center in Pelican Rapids as a nurse’s aide.
Darlene was a member of Pelican Rapids Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.
Darlene enjoyed gardening, playing piano and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  read entire story. . . .

Everett "Bud" Paulson

Everett “Bud” Ardean Paulson, age 81, a resident of Cormorant Township, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home after a long battle with cancer.  
Everett Ardean Paulson was born July 27, 1932 on the family farm in Cormorant Township the son of Elmer and Emma (Larson) Paulson.  Bud was baptized and confirmed at the former Lake Ida Church and he attended District 24 School in Cormorant Twp.  Bud lived his entire life in Cormorant Twp. except while serving in the Army from 1952 to 1956 being stationed in Germany.  Bud worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator, Farmer, Owner/Operator for International Trucking, and Owned a Grain and Gravel hauling Company until his retirement in 2008. Bud was a former Cormorant Town Board Member and maintained many miles of Twp. and County Roads in years past. Bud kept his strength working until last week on equipment around his farm and never let his illness bother him, he will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Elmer and Emma Paulson, brothers: George and Baby Lloyd, sisters: Edna Dunham and Lillian Beecher, grandson Thomas Braseth and step grandson Jon Wafle.  read entire story. . . .

Hazel Hagen

Hazel Hagen, age 94, a resident of the Pelican Valley Nursing Home died Sunday, July 20, 2014.
Hazel Jeanette Stadum was born January 18, 1920 in rural Rothsay to Andrew and Carrie (Grina) Stadum.  She was baptized at Norwegian Grove Lutheran Church, rural Pelican Rapids.  She was confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rothsay.  She attended rural school.  On Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, 1941, she was united in marriage to Kermit Hagen in the parsonage at Rothsay.  Shortly after the wedding, Kermit was drafted into the Army and deployed overseas.  As a young mother, she moved to the Seattle area to live with her widowed sister and help care for her children.  When Kermit was discharged from the Army, Hazel and Kathy returned to Pelican Rapids where she worked as a homemaker and was one of the first employees at West Central Turkeys.  She also worked at Severson drug for several years and later helped her husband in the operation of the local John Deere business.  Kermit died September 13, 2006.  read entire story. . . .

List

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
Warren D. Jensen - December 13, 1926 - 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
V. Joyce Miller - December 2, 1937 - April 13, 2014
Zachary Prill - May 10, 2004 - April 18, 2014
Glenda Bengtson - March 8, 1932 - April 23, 2014
Gladys Brusven - Feburary 26, 1911 - April 25, 2014
Roy Ouren - July 21, 1943 - April 28, 2014
Lorraine Ohe - March 12, 1925 - April 28, 2014
Lowell Morris - September 11, 1925 - April 29, 2014
Robert Oliver - June 13, 1921 - April 29, 2014
D. Marjean Hoyle - May 28, 1932 - April 30, 2014
Andy Skogen - Monday, May 12, 2014 - May 8, 2014
Marie Anderson - January 9, 1971 - May 8, 2014
Jean Pederson - March 17, 1919 - May 11, 2014
Lorraine Jensen - August 7, 1932 - May 15, 2014
Harold Sherbrooke - May 10, 1926 - May 17, 2014
Marvin Pederson - July 20, 1934 - May 18. 2014
Michael Flynn - March 24, 1951 - May 23, 2014
Kathryn Elton - March 18, 1928 0 May 25, 2014
Lyle Sorum - May 13, 1935 - May 27, 2014
Mabel Dunham - May 14, 1920 - May 27, 2014
Marlys Grabarkewitz - January 27, 1932 - May 29, 2014
Jerome Haugen - May 17, 1928 - May 30, 2014
Murrae Freng - October 24, 1924 - May 31, 2014
Rebecca Emerson - November 28, 1924 - June 6, 2014
Eunice Nelson - September 29, 1919 - June 9, 2014
Leola Velo - February 15, 1919 - June 10, 2014
Wallace Hohman - June 5, 1923 - June 12, 2014
Clfford Runningen - August 4, 1922 - June 18, 2014
Frances Rabideaux - March 18, 1928 - June 15, 2014
Agnes Aarkre - May 19, 1920 - June 22, 2014
Darlene Havland - December 9, 1929 - June 22, 2014
Judy Simonson - February 12, 1945 - June 24, 2014
Janice Anderson - January 12, 1941 - July 1, 2014
Olga Teberg - September 7, 1916 - July 9, 2014
Donald Thompson - July 25, 1955 - July 9, 2014
Ruth Sammons - December 24, 1921 - July 10, 2014
Juel Arneson - June 1, 1940 - July 11, 2014
Vincent Anderson - February 24, 1920 - July 13, 2014
Hazel Hagen - January 18, 1920 - July 20, 2014
Darlene Splittgerber - February 25, 1942 - July 20, 2014
Everett Paulson - July 27, 1932 - July 25, 2014
Deloris Haugrud - April 16, 1938 - July 27, 2014
Margaret Braton - April 14, 1924 - August 4, 2014
Wayne Thompson - May 2, 1948 - August 7, 2014
Mary Dunwell - September 25, 1949 - August 14, 2014