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Carol L. Tanberg, age 73, of Sun Lakes, AZ , passed away on October 7, 2015 at her residence of heart failure. Carol was born the daughter of Byron and Yvonne Tanberg She graduated from Pelican Rapids High school in 1960 and Moorhead State in 1964. After graduation she taught school in Isle, MN for 4 years before moving to Phoenix, AZ where she went to work for Motorola as a programmer. She retired in 2002. Carol loved to travel and crochet items for family and friends. She loved to play the piano, especially for her family. She sang in several choirs over the last 30 years of her life. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chandler, AZ. Carol is survived by her brothers Ted, Dennis, Mark and Dave as well as many nieces, nephews, a grand niece and many friends, all who loved her dearly. read entire story. . . .
Louise Meta Babb, age 99, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, MN.
Louise Meta (Frohling) Babb was born on October 25, 1916, the daughter of Jacob D and Gesine (Stolle) Frohling in Hecla, SD. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Hecla, graduated from Hecla High School and the Minette School of Hair Dressing in Fargo, ND. She worked at that trade in Big Stone, SD, Aberdeen, SD and Wilmot, SD, where she met her future husband, Gerald Babb. They were married in Wilmot on Nov. 28, 1940. The couple lived in Loyal and Ripon, WI and Hopkins, MN until when they purchased the Bristol New Era newspaper in Bristol, SD. In 1957, they moved to Rapid City, SD and later that same year, they purchased the Hancock Record in Hancock, MN. Louise assisted her husband in the newspaper business as type setter and bookkeeper. They lived there until retirement in 1978 when they moved to Benson, MN. In 1984, they moved to Pelican Rapids, MN. She was active in Circle and quilting at Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed golf, playing bridge, knitting and reading. read entire story. . . .
Jennifer Sandstrom, age 66, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis, MN.
Jennifer Sandall was born July 29, 1949 in Galesburg, IL, to Albert and Audrey (Harrison) Sandall. She was baptized at the age of 16 in the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Galesburg, Illinois. She attended school in Galesburg High School, graduating in 1967.
She was united in marriage to Rob Sandstrom on June 14, 1968 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Galesburg. Despite her health issues with her kidneys she was a mother of three children. Pastor Jen was a religious education teacher, pastoral assistant and director of religious Education at St. Leonard Catholic Church. She also worked as a Hospice volunteer and worked with Alzheimer support. She was a Certified Nurse Assistant for 10 years at Good Samaritan Center and Pelican Valley Nursing Home. In 2002 Pastor Jen was licensed in ministry and was called to pastor at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Pelican Rapids where she was presently serving with her husband, Rob. read entire story. . . .
Alan Malingen, 88, of Fergus Falls, died Thursday, November 19, 2015, at the Broen Home in Fergus Falls.
Alan Leverne Malingen was born near Lawndale, Wilkin County, MN on December 7, 1926, the son of Melvin and Ella (Olson) Malingen. He attended school and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1944. Following graduation, Alan worked with his father on the family farm and was drafted into the United States Army in March of 1945. Alan served during World War II, and was honorably discharged in November of 1946, returning to the family farm. Along with his father, Alan also trucked and hauled gravel.
On June 16, 1950, Alan married Ramona Olson at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Barnesville, Minnesota, and they were blessed with five children. read entire story. . . .
James “Jim” Drechsel
James “Jim” Drechsel, 85, of rural Fergus Falls, Minnesota died Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at PioneerCare in Fergus Falls.
James Martin Drechsel was born on March 18, 1930, in Friberg Township, rural Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the son of Otto and Bessie (Grant) Drechsel. He was baptized in Immanuel Lutheran Church parsonage and confirmed in Tonseth Lutheran Church. Jim attended Rural School District #229 in Friberg Township through the eighth grade.
Jim and Carol Hendrickson were married on November 5, 1950, by Rev. M.A. Uhlig in the Immanuel Lutheran Church parsonage of rural Fergus Falls. After their marriage they lived and farmed in Friberg Township. He was employed with Noyes Construction, Elk River Concrete and Dynamic Homes. Jim enjoyed fishing, especially winter spearing, and was known to fish all day, only coming home for noon lunch. read entire story. . . .
Ann Karen Newhall, 64, of Minneapolis passed away in her home on Wednesday, November 11, after an 8-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
Ann was born in Fairmont, MN to Marney & Bill Newhall and grew up on a farm in Pelican Rapids with brothers, Mark & Lee. She attended St. Olaf College, studying political science, history & math. In defiance of an early teacher who thought women couldn't be lawyers, she graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1977. Ann met Rick Schleuss while studying abroad at Oxford in '72, they married in '74, Ben was born in '80 & Amanda in '86. read entire story. . . .
Lucas William Scott Jenkins born June 2015, was called to be an angel on October 25th, 2015.
Lucas was born with cleft lip and palette. In spite of this, Lucas was a strong healthy boy. Lucas underwent his first surgery on October 19th, 2015 for cleft lip repair. Lucas came through the surgery like a champ. Lucas was such a good natured, calm and happy baby. Lucas found his smile very quickly and was not afraid to share it with everyone. Lucas’ life was shared with his family and friends for only a short time; however the impact he made on all of us was immense.
With his passing, we would like to remind others that his life is one to be celebrated. We will miss Lucas every single day, especially his smile. Lucas will forever remain in our hearts.
Lucas leaves behind his loving parents Savanna (Strickland) and Jeremy Jenkins of Bemidji; siblings: Elle, Carlton, and Jason Jenkins; grandparents: Conrad & Lynn Schmid (Bemidji), Jamie Strickland (Pelican Rapids), Randall & Marcia Jenkins (Duluth), and Angela Gordon (Yakima, WA); great-grandparents: Jim Schmid (Park Rapids), Liz Miller of (Erhard); aunts and uncles: Jennifer & Dwayne Johnson (Park Rapids), Nathan Jenkins, Kaitlyn Jenkins and Justin Jenkins (Duluth), Eric & Megan Schmid, (Watertown, WI), Jessie Lawson, Chance McKenzie, Jason Gordon, Brad Strickland (Washington); great-aunts & uncles: read entire story. . . .
LeRoy Percy Klovstad, age 85, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died October 29, 2015 with his family at his side at the Pelican Valley Nursing Home, Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.
LeRoy Klovstad was born June 22, 1930 to Palmer Raymond and Alice Cora (Larson) Klovstad. He grew up in Norwegian Grove Township and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1949. In October, 1951, he married Phyllis Virginia Siggerud at North Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Pelican Rapids. They spent 38 years together, farming and raising five children. He also owned and operated a dairy equipment business for several years. After an 18 month battle with cancer, Virginia passed away in January of 1990.
LeRoy was an avid outdoorsman; enjoying hunting, fishing and taking family members on deer hunting trips to the Black Hills and Wyoming. A jack of all trades, LeRoy could fix anything mechanical, built his own home and also did woodworking as a hobby. He served on the hospital district board and Minnesota Milk Producers, one term as president, and on the North Immanuel Church council and cemetery association boards. Remembering and honoring the past was important to LeRoy and he was instrumental in commemorating the West North Immanuel Church and Cemetery with a monument and directory. read entire story. . . .
Luann Norman, 52, of rural Underwood, died Friday, October 23, 2015, at Lake Region Hospital.
Luanna Marie Norman was born on October 3, 1963 in Fergus Falls, MN, the daughter of Merlin and Darlene (Peasley) Bengtson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1981. She continued her education at Fergus Falls Community College for one year. Later, she attended Alexandria Technical College and Rasmussen College in Moorhead, receiving her bachelor’s degree in human resources. Luann was currently pursuing her master’s degree.
Luann and Rick Norman were married on February 19, 2005. They lived on their farm east of Underwood, where she loved being a farm girl and enjoyed her farm animals. She was employed with Lutheran Social Services in Fergus Falls for the past 34 years, and she continued to work there as a designated coordinator. She strongly enjoyed her work and was very dedicated. read entire story. . . .
Delia Geneva (Moen) Johnson, 96, formerly of Rothsay, MN, died Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls, MN.
Delia was born on February 18, 1919, to John H. and Clara (Hovland) Moen in Trondhjem Township, rural Rothsay, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at Friborg Lutheran Church, Rothsay. She attended grade school at District 89 between Rothsay and Erhard. Due to economic conditions her formal education ended at age 13, when she graduated 8th grade. From then on, until her marriage, she worked as a domestic doing housework, cooking, and caring for children.
On January 2, 1949, she married Lyle Johnson at Friborg Lutheran Church, Rothsay. Together they raised their 5 children on the family dairy farm that had been in Delia’s family since it was homesteaded in 1872. There they worked side by side as lifelong partners until June 2013, when Lyle’s health declined and they moved to Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls. read entire story. . . .
Lisa Marie (Baker) Rudie, age 43, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Monday, October 19, 2015 at her home.
Lisa was born October 24, 1971 in Fargo, ND the daughter of James and Donna (Ihnken) Baker. She grew up in Cormorant, on Lake Ida and attended school in Pelican Rapids, where she was crowned Sweetheart Queen, graduating with the Class of 1990. She attended Fergus Falls Community College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead earning degrees in Business Management and Business Administration.
On August 9, 2002 Lisa was united in marriage to the love of her life Jeffrey “Tooter” Rudie in Las Vegas, NV. They made their home in Pelican Rapids, blending their children into a strong and loving family. Lisa worked for several businesses in the Pelican Rapids and Fergus Falls areas over the years. Presently, she was employed as an Accounting Clerk for the City of Pelican Rapids. A job in which she was honored to serve her community; and sincerely loved to do while working alongside a great team of co-workers that she thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed. read entire story. . . .
Martha Haugen, age 85, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Riverfront on Main in Pelican Rapids, MN.
Martha Elizabeth was born January 19, 1930 at Wing, North Dakota, the daughter of Philip and Katherine (Singer) Weber. In 1936, Martha and her family moved to a farm near New Rockford, North Dakota. She attended school, worked on the family farm and helped with cooking & baking for their large family.
On June 23, 1957, she was united in marriage to Jerome Loren Haugen in New Rockford, ND. They made their home in Pelican Rapids. In the mid 1970s she worked as a kitchen assistant at Pelican Valley Nursing Home for ten years. Martha loved cooking, baking and delivering her baked goods to the neighbors. She enjoyed fishing and spending time with her grandchildren. Martha was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. For 18 years, Martha and Jerry especially enjoyed the winter months in Arizona. Jerome died May 30, 2014. read entire story. . . .
Arlene Albrecht, age 85, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died with her family by her side on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at her home in Pelican Rapids.
Arlene Elizabeth Ruether was born October 9, 1930, to Joseph and Josephine (Larson) Ruether at home near Madison, MN. She grew up and attended school in Madison and graduated in 1948. She worked at Hanson Chevrolet in Madison for a few years until getting married.
On August 28, 1951, she was united in marriage to Jerome Albrecht at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Madison. They made their home in Bellingham, MN, for a few years. They later moved to a farm near Graceville, Minnesota, where they farmed for twenty years. While living in Graceville, MN, she worked as the first woman land surveyor in the county. Jerome and Arlene then moved to Pelican Rapids where they have lived for over 30 years. They established Albrecht Realty. She worked at Herberger’s in Fergus Falls for many years. read entire story. . . .
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
Donald Gillaspey - May 5, 1923 - July 25, 2015
Shirley Irey - October 20, 1928 - July 26, 2015
Margaret Faith Lewis - October 25, 1939 - August 3, 2015
Avis Rohloff - July 22, 1921 - August 4, 2015
Lucille Rotz - June 26, 1923 - August 7, 2015
Earl Borah - July 2, 1951 - August 11, 2015
Zachary Bengtson - November 11, 1985 - August 12, 2015
John Lewis - June 23, 1937 - August 13, 2015
Robert Nelson - February 13, 1926 - August 20, 2015
Viola Erickson -October 7, 1938 - August 24, 2015
Merlyn Stuvland - August 1, 1944 - August 24, 2015
Alvin Siegle - July 3, 1933 - August 25, 2015
James Albright - August 31, 2015
Winston Nelson - June 22, 1944 - September 1, 2015
John Marko - January 22, 1923 - September 8, 2015
Sharon Edwards - September 24, 1937 - September 12, 2015
Mary Jeannette Morgan - October 7, 1917 - September 15, 2015
Doris Toftely - December 30, 1918 - September 15, 2015
John Richter - June 27, 1959 - September 24, 2015
Johnny Peasley - November 18, 1994 - September 25, 2015
(Marlene) JoAnn Solum Davis - July 16, 1933 - October 2015
Carol Tanberg - June 20, 1942 - October 7, 2015
Donald Nelson - October 29, 1933 - October 7, 2015
Evelyn Lamm - May 30, 1923 - October 9, 2015
Linda Himes - March 11, 1948 - October 15, 2015
JoAnn Bina - September 9, 1940 - October 15, 2015
Martha Haugen - January 19, 1930 - October 18, 2015
Arlene Albrecht - October 9, 1930 - October 20, 2015
Lisa Rudie - October 24, 1971 - October 19, 2015
Luann Norman - October 3, 1963 - October 23, 2015
Dela Johnson - February 18, 1919 - October 24, 2015
Lucas Jenkins - June 2015 - October 25, 2015
Leroy Klovstad - June 22, 1930 - October 29, 2015
Ann Newhall - 1951 - November 11, 2015
James Drechsel - March 18, 1930 - November 11, 2015
Alan Malingen - December 7, 1926 - November 19, 2015
Jennifer Sandstrom - July 29, 1949 - November 20, 2015
Louise Babb - October 25, 1916 - November 20, 2015