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Obituaries          

LaVonne Richards

LaVonne Janice Richards from Georgetown, MN, age 57, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, November 10, 2014, from an unexpected head injury, at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND.
LaVonne was born to Cecil and Janice (Sonnenberg) Poss on January 18, 1957, in Perham, MN. She graduated from Pelican Rapids (MN) High School in 1974. She continued her education at St. Cloud (MN) Business College and graduated with a degree in court reporting. After graduation she worked as a court reporter in Wadena, MN, Bellingham, WA, Fargo, and Detroit Lakes, MN. 
She married Gene Houts in 1984, and had three beautiful children. Later she married Mark Richards, in 1997, welcoming his three children as her own. In 2012, she was blessed with three grandchildren and two more in 2014. Her grandchildren and her family meant the world to her.  read entire story. . . .

James Ouren

James P. Ouren, 76, a resident of Erhard, passed away Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.
He was born December 2, 1937, in Erhard Grove Township to Henry (Hank) and Selma (Johnson) Ouren. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1956 and ran Jim’s Service in Erhard and then worked for Ouren Construction until he retired. James was a member of the National Guard for 21 years.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Erhard, where he served on the church council. James also served on the Erhard City Council.
James was united in marriage to Sheila (Johanson) Ouren on September 7, 1957 and to this union four children were born, Jeffrey (Patty) Ouren, of Fergus Falls, Sherri (Clayton) Peterson, of Erhard, Shelly (Brian) Fresonke, of Erhard, Jerry (Karrie) Ouren, of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Stephanie (Nathan) Hoff, Ben Ouren (Kirsta), Michael (Megan) Rieken, Sarah (Chris) Syverson, Tim (Brittany) Peterson, Christopher Haugen, Abby Fresonke, Jay Fresonke, Alesha Ouren, Alexis Ouren; six great-grandchildren, Jackson Peterson, Ayla Hoff, Aiden and Christian Syverson, Logan Peterson, Jane Rieken.  read entire story. . . .

Carol Moses

Carol Marilyn Moses, age 73, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died November 6, 2014 at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, ND.
 Carol Marilyn Herting was born August 21, 1941 in Pelican Rapids the daughter of Ernest and Tillie (Egstad) Herting. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, and was a lifelong member. Carol graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1959 and then attended Ritter’s Fergus Falls School of Beauty. She worked as a beautician at O’Meara’s Beauty Salon from 1960 to1963.  read entire story. . . .

Louis Gehrig

Louis Gehrig, 74, of Barnesville, MN died Thursday, November 6, 2014 in the Golden Manor Assisted Living in Barnesville.  
 Louis Alfred Gehrig was born on December 31, 1939, during a blizzard, to John and Wilfreda (Janu) Gehrig on a farmstead outside of Barnesville. He moved from the country into town in Barnesville. He attended Catholic School through the 8th grade and then graduated from Barnesville High School in 1957.  
Following high school, Louis entered the US Navy, serving his country for three years. He worked on airplanes for the Navy. He went on to Omaha, Nebraska to help his uncle run and care for a golf course for a time.  He then returned to Barnesville. He was united in marriage to Donna “Tiny” Hines on June 27, 1964. Louis worked at the Barnesville Elevator for many years. After that, he worked at Interstate Sunflower and then retired from Dahlgren’s Seed in 2002.  read entire story. . . .

Ardelle Schultz

Ardelle Beth (Rossum) Schultz of Edina, passed away November 8, 2014 at the age of 78 years.   Preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert Lee and parents Benny and Olga.  Survived by son Kurt (Terri) and daughter Sara (Brian) Muench; six grandchildren Garret, Matthew, Amanda, Meghan, Suzanne, Lindsey; great-grandson John; brothers Dave (Betty), Roy (Beth) and Roger (Karen) Rossum and countless close friends and extended family.
Ardelle was born and raised in Pelican Rapids, attended the University of Minnesota in the field of medical technology, and married her high school sweetheart. She enjoyed spending summers at the cabin she and Bob built together in 1975 on Woman Lake. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage and loved family traditions and celebrations. Ardelle’s many talents and interests included knitting, sewing, baking, genealogy, playing bridge, and traveling, but most of all she loved attending her grandchildren's music concerts and sporting events. Her boundless energy and generous spirit will be dearly missed.  read entire story. . . .

Scott Johnson

Scott Bradley Johnson, 51, of Newport passed away November 4, 2014 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.
The family will celebrate his life privately.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.org, Christopher H. Noe Funeral Service Licensee, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.

Tate Kvare

Tate Jordon Kvare passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 28, 2014 at Essential Health, Fargo ND.
Tate Jordon Kvare was born October 5, 2014 at Essentia Health Fargo ND, weighing 1 pound 14 ounces and 13.75 inches long, son of John and Rebecca Kvare of Dilworth MN.
Tate in survived by his parents, John T. and Rebecca, twin sister: Piper; grandparents: John Kvare, Pelican Rapids, MN, Terri Ryden, Fergus Falls, MN, Orin Reich, West Fargo and Karen Becker (Frank Achen) Pelican Rapids, MN; great-grandparents: Charles (Barb) Kvare, Pelican Rapids, MN, Jack (Carol) Becker, Eagle Bend, MN, Tom (Carol) Olson, Lake Park, MN and special great-grandma Debra Anderson, Fargo, ND; aunts  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
Yvonne Glasco - June 1, 1918 - September 10, 2014
Warren Svendsgaard - March 22, 1928 - September 13, 2014
Marjorie Barringer - October 12, 1932 - September 16, 2014
Eddie Erickson - October 9 1956 - September 19, 2014
Lennart Backstrom - February 5, 1923 - September 19, 2014
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