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Obituaries          

Marian Bakken

Marian C. Bakken, age 89, a resident of Pelican Rapids, MN died on October 21, 2014 under the loving care of Pelican Valley Health Center and Red River Valley Hospice.
Marian was born May 19, 1925 and raised by her mother, Melia (Johnson) Ishaug.  She was baptized and confirmed at North Immanuel Lutheran Church near Pelican Rapids. In 1943 Marian graduated from Pelican Rapids High School.  
On June 18, 1943 Marian was united in marriage to Erwin Bakken in the church parsonage in Pelican Rapids.  After their marriage the couple farmed on the Al Meland farm near Erhard, Minnesota until moving to Scambler Township in 1949 where they continued to farm until 1988. At that time they moved into Pelican Rapids and their sons, Steve and Paul, took over farming. Marian raised a large family and was a hard-working farm wife who loved to cook and clean for her entire family. Erwin died on July 23, 2001.
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Glenn Fladmark

Glenn Allen Fladmark, age 58, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2014 at his residence in Pelican Rapids.
Glenn Allen Fladmark was born on November 9, 1955 in Pelican Rapids the son of Evar and Laura (Braaten) Fladmark. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. He attended Pelican Rapids School and graduated in 1974. Glenn attended Sheldon Jackson College, Sitka, Alaska and U of M Crookston, graduating with a degree in Natural Resources. He completed his 4-year degree at U of M Bemidji graduating Summa Cum Laude in Criminal Justice in 1984. Glenn also received the following honors: Outstanding Academic Achievement in Criminal Justice Award, 1984, Outstanding Freshman Fisheries Student Award, 1977, Todd Opsal Memorial “True Grit” Award, 1976 and Norman Pankratz Memorial Conservation Award.  read entire story. . . .

Merriam Lodin

Merriam Lodin, age 95, a resident of Pelican Rapids, MN died on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Pelican Valley Health Center in Pelican Rapids.
  Merriam Eleanore Maxine Anderson was born September 27, 1919 in Thief River Falls, MN, the daughter of Albert and Amelia (Dahlstrom) Anderson. Merriam was very proud of her 100% Swedish heritage, her father and maternal grandparents emigrated from Sweden.  She attended two years of high school in Grantsburg, Wisconsin where she helped her aunt and uncle (a minister) with their twin baby boys. Merriam graduated in 1937 from high school in St. Hilaire, MN. Then she took a business course at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, MN.  read entire story. . . .

LeRoy Haugrud

LeRoy Haugrud, age 84, a resident of Pelican Rapids, MN died on October 18, 2014 at Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota.
 LeRoy Arlington Haugrud was born on July 2, 1930 in rural Pelican Rapids the son of Martin and Josephine (Arntson) Haugrud. He was baptized and confirmed in Grove Lake Lutheran Church in rural Pelican Rapids.  LeRoy attended district #217 Sand Lake School near Pelican Rapids. During the Korean War, LeRoy served in the 6th Armored Division, Fort Leonard Wood, in the United States Army. Returning from his military duty, LeRoy came home to take over the family farm near Pelican Rapids with his brother, Orville, which he farmed until he retired.  read entire story. . . .

Clifford Poach

Clifford H. Poach, 83, of Barnesville, MN, died Monday, October 13, 2014, in Clayco Care Center in Barnesville.      
 Clifford Harold Poach was born January 11, 1931, the ninth of eleven children of Albert and Inga (Tweet) Poach, in Tower City, ND.  He grew up in a rural home outside of Glyndon, MN, where he graduated from high school. It was during these years that Clifford and his brother, Don, began a love for coin collecting.  Upon graduation he attended business school in Fargo, studying bookkeeping.  read entire story. . . .

Dennis Seidell

Dennis Benhart Seidell, age 77, a resident of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, died October 8, 2014, at his residence.
 Dennis Benhart Seidell was born February 10, 1937, in Pelican Rapids, the son of Benhart and Gladys (Olson) Seidell. Dennis was baptized and confirmed at Grove Lake Lutheran Church in rural Pelican Rapids. He graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1955. Dennis serviced in the United States Army from August 16, 1960, until July 23, 1962, being stationed in Germany for 18 months.
On June 21, 1975, Dennis was united in marriage to Helen Martinson at Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, MN.
Dennis farmed his land, and worked for AMPI Creamery of Pelican Rapids for 45 years, then retiring in November of 2000.
Dennis truly enjoyed farming, loving to drive tractor and watching things grow. He enjoyed traveling while in the service and speaking Norwegian with local friends and neighbors. He was active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids.  read entire story. . . .

Marjorie Barringer

Marjorie Alberta Barringer, 81, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Broen Home in Fergus Falls.
She was born on October 12, 1932, in Beulah, North Dakota, the daughter of Theron Ivan and Mary Frances (Bowers) Davidson. She grew up in the Beulah area and graduated from Beulah High School. After high school she attended Minot State Teachers College, and then taught school for one year.
On July 10, 1959, she married Delbert Wesley Barringer in Beulah, North Dakota. After their marriage, the couple moved to Bismarck, North Dakota. In 1975, they moved to Pelican Rapids, where she worked as a typist at the Pelican Rapids Press. They moved to Fergus Falls in 1996.  read entire story. . . .

Yvonne (Ebersviller) Glasco

Yvonne June Glasco age 96, a resident of Gilbert, Arizona, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at the Heritage Hills home in Mesa, Arizona.
Yvonne June (Ebersviller) Glasco was born on June 1, 1918, in Vergas, Minnesota, the daughter of Arthur Ebersviller and Nora (Smith) Ebersviller. She graduated from Pelican Rapids High School, earned a two-year teaching degree from Moorhead Teachers College, and taught in a one-room country school near Rothsay, Minnesota. In later years, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Moorhead State College and taught in the Dilworth, Minnesota school system until 1965 when she moved to Phoenix, Arizona.  read entire story. . . .

Lennart Backstrom

Lennart Backstrom, age 91, resident of the Pelican Valley Nursing Home formerly a resident of Erhard, Minnesota, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Lake Region Healthcare in Fergus Falls, MN.
Lennart Backstrom was born February 5, 1923 in rural Erhard the son of Elmer and Jennie (Gustafson) Backstrom. He was baptized and confirmed at Central Lutheran Church near Pelican Rapids. Lennart attended District 17 School near Erhard and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1941.  
Lennart and Dorothy were united in marriage on May 23, 1950 at Bagstevold Lutheran Church in Erhard with Reverend Rosholt presiding. They lived east of Erhard where they owned and operated the family farm.  read entire story. . . .

Eddie Erickson

Eddie Lloyd Erickson, age 57, a resident of Pelican Rapids, died on Friday September 19, 2014 at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, MN.
Eddie Lloyd Erickson was born October 9 1956 in Jamestown, ND, the son of Lloyd and Marjorie (Motschenbacher) Erickson. Eddie grew up in Pelican Rapids, MN and was a member of the class of 1975. After high school Eddie spent some time working for Eddie Velo of Rothsay, MN and also West Central Turkeys in Pelican Rapids. In 1975 Eddie was united in marriage with his first wife, Nancy Arntson. They had two boys, Kenneth and Derrick. Eddie worked a few various jobs including road construction. He was united in marriage with Patricia (Perrin) Erickson in 1983 and they moved to Pensacola Florida where they lived for a year and a half. Eddie and Patty had two girls Alishia and Kelly. From 1996 to 2005, Eddie owned and operated Lakes Area Construction. One of his most memorable projects was building his log cabin on Lake Lizzie with the help of family and friends. Eddie spent the last 15+ years driving truck and presently working for OLR Transportation in West Fargo, ND.  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