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Obituaries          

Janice Ness

Janice Ness, 76, of Fergus Falls, died on Sunday, September 7, 2014, surrounded by her family at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
 Janice Kathleen Haarstad was born August 19, 1938 to Arnold and Grace (Johnson) Haarstad. She was raised above the Corner Grocery on Main Street, Pelican Rapids.  She graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1956 and could still sing their fight song. It was in Pelican Rapids where she met and eventually married Arden LeRoy Ness on May 10, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Jan and Arden have 3 children, Steven (Becky) Ness, Tim (Debbie) Ness of Fergus Falls and Susan (Dan) Peterson of Shafer, MN. Together, Jan and Arden have 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren: Matthew (Larissa) Ness, Carter and Kaia; Ryan (Livvy) Ness, Yanah and Aree; Tyler (Andrea) Ness, Wyatt; Justin Ness; Maggie (Kyle) Kronemann (Baby due Oct. 2);  Sarah and Andrew Casey, Camden & Olivia; Bryce Barsness; Elizabeth, Alice & Benny Peterson.  read entire story. . . .

Warren Svendsgaard

Warren Svendsgaard, 86, of Fergus Falls, died Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Minnesota Veterans Home, Fergus Falls.
 Warren Perkins Svendsgaard was born on March 22, 1928 in Elizabeth, Minnesota, the son of William and Florence (Perkins) Svendsgaard.  He attended country school through the eighth grade in Elizabeth, at which time he started working on the family farm. Warren joined the United States Army on April 9, 1946, and served as a Quartermaster during the occupation of Japan during World War II. He was honorably discharged on August 9, 1947.  read entire story. . . .

Lyne Lehman

Lyne (Lewis) Lehman, born January 21, 1951 in Moorhead, MN, passed away September 2, 2014 in Cedaredge, CO. Lyne was the daughter of Irene and the late Bud Lewis of Pelican Rapids, MN.

Orris Anderson

Orris D. Anderson, age 92, a resident of rural Pelican Rapids, Minnesota died peacefully on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Pelican Valley Health Center in Pelican Rapids surrounded by his family.
 Orris Donald Anderson was born September 1, 1922 in Pelican Rapids the son of Oscar and Dora (Fredrickson) Anderson. Orris was baptized and confirmed at West North Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He attended District #48 school near Pelican Rapids. Following this, Orris worked on the family farm with his dad and uncle.
 On June 27, 1942, Orris was united in marriage to Alice Hovland in Rothsay, Minnesota. They lived and farmed in the Pelican Rapids area for many years where they raised their three children. Throughout the years, he was also employed at West Central Turkey Plant and Pelican Valley Health Center both in Pelican Rapids and Minn-Dak Farmers’ Cooperative sugarbeet plant in Wahpeton.  read entire story. . . .

James Peasley

James “Jim” Peasley, 84, a resident of Erhard died Monday, August 11, 2014 at Pelican Valley Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids. He went to be with his Lord and Savior.
He was born January 25, 1930 to Ralph and Emma (Nelson) Peasley in Otter Tail County and attended school at District 187.
Jim loved to fish and tinker in his shop. He also enjoyed watching church on TV.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Ralph and Emma; brother, David; sister-in-law, Lavern.
Jim is survived by his brothers, Lloyd (Rose) of Battle Lake and Roy (Verna) of Barnesville; six nieces and nephews, Marie, Lorrie, Larry, Danny, Ernest, Verlynn along with extended family.
A graveside service was held Friday, August 15, 2014 at Tonseth Lutheran Cemetery in Erhard.

Esther Larson

Esther Nickoline Larson, 87, of Osakis, MN and formerly of Pelican Rapids, MN died August 23, 2014 as a result of a stroke on August 3, 2014.
    She was born on January 11, 1927 at home on the farm to Nickolie and Emelia (Oscarson) Nelson.  She graduated from high school in Belmond, Iowa.  Her next four years were spendt attending college, two years at Waldorf College in Forest City IA and two years at Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, MN.  Esther’s education prepared her for a job in Owatonna, MN as a Parish Worker.  It was at Lutheran Bible Institute that she met Roy, a tall handsome man who became her husband in 1949.  After more schooling for Roy at Pacific Lutheran College in Tacoma, WA and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, they moved back to his family dairy farm near Osakis, MN in 1952.  read entire story. . . .

List

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
James Peasley - January 25, 1930 - August 11, 2014
Mary Dunwell - September 25, 1949 - August 14, 2014
Esther Larson - January 11, 1927 - August 23, 2014
Lyne Lehman - January 21, 1951 - September 2, 2014
Orris Anderson - September 1, 1922 - September 4, 2014
Janice Ness - August 19, 1938 - September 7, 2014
Warren Svendsgaard - March 22, 1928 - September 13, 2014