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Robert Nelson

Robert A. Nelson, 89, West Fargo, ND died on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.
Robert Alexander Nelson was born on February 13, 1926 near Pelican Rapids, MN to Julius and Anette (Hanson) Nelson. After he graduated from High School, he entered the U.S. Army in 1944. After he was discharged, Robert moved back to Fargo and attended Interstate Business College. He met and married Lorraine Schwarzrock and from this union came three children.  Robert worked various jobs over the years. Robert married Darlene Koenig and the couple owned and operated the Stockyard Philips 66 in West Fargo for several years.  Robert was a member of the West Fargo VFW.  read entire story. . . .

Alvin "Al" Siegle

Alvin “Al” Edwin Siegle, age 82, of Pelican Rapids, MN, passed away Monday, August 24, 2015 at the Pelican Valley Nursing Center in Pelican Rapids, MN.
Visitation: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids. Visitation continues one hour prior to service.
Service: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican. Burial: Ringsaker Cemetery.
Clergy: Pastor Scott Block.
Funeral Home: Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids.
       Memorials are preferred to Al Siegle Scholarship Fund or Trinity Lutheran.
Online Guestbook:  www.larsonfuneralpelicanrapids.com.
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Viola Erickson

Viola C. “Ole” Erickson, age 76,  died August 24, 2015, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND after a long battle with cancer.
  Visitation: 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August, 29, 2105, at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls.
  Service: Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Olson Funeral Home Chapel in Fergus Falls.  read entire story. . . .

Earl Borah

Earl J. Borah, age 64, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Earl Jennings Borah was born July 2, 1951 in Detroit Lakes, MN, to Jennings Eldon Borah and Theron Ardette Bisson. He grew up near Frazee and graduated high school there in 1969. He then served his country in the US Army from 1971 to 1973 and was stationed in Panama. He drove truck for over 43 years including flatbed, reefer, grain hauling, and found a love for car hauling the past 20 years.      
Earl was united in marriage to Arlys Leann Grahn on November 21, 1980 at Sisseton, SD.  read entire story. . . .

Avis Rohloff

Avis Eileen Bliss Ditterich Rohloff passed away peacefully on August 4, 2015, at the Pelican Valley Nursing Home.
Avis was born to Henry and Louise Bliss in rural Dent on July 22, 1921. Avis was one of seven children.  She graduated from Perham High School in 1937. Avis married Andrew Ditterich in 1940 and they had six children. They were divorced in 1955. Avis married Roy Rohloff in 1959 and they had four children. Avis and Roy lived in rural Vergas and farmed until Roy’s death in 1986.  read entire story. . . .

Zachary Bengtson

Zachary Paul William Bengtson, 29, Grand Forks, ND passed away August 12th, 2015 surrounded by family at Altru Hospital, in Grand Forks, ND.
Zac was born on November 11th, 1985, at Williams AFB, AZ, to Geoff and Michelle (Zierke) Bengtson.  As a child in an Air Force Family, Zac also lived in Thetford, England and Atwater AFB, CA, and Grand Forks AFB, ND, before settling in the city of Grand Forks, ND. He graduated from Central High School in 2003 and Lake Region Community College in 2006. Following graduation, he worked as a logistics coordinator for Northwood Mills in Northwood, ND and a web design consultant for Amazon in Grand Forks, ND.  read entire story. . . .

John "Jack" Delbert Lewis

Heaven is truly blessed to receive their most courageous, bravest and amazing husband, father, brother, uncle and friend on August 13, 2015.  John Delbert Lewis 78,  passed peacefully from our loving hands into the Lord's at his home at Highpointe Apartments in Fargo, North Dakota.  
The world was graced with the presence of John Delbert Lewis on June 23, 1937 when he was born into the world to Bertha and Nathan Lewis in Fargo, North Dakota. He was the last child of 3 children.  Jack grew up and lived in Fargo surrounded by the love of his numerous uncles and aunts, grandparents, cousins and immediate family in the same block of Golden Ridge in Fargo. Jack attended school  in Fargo, until the 10th grade and had to drop out from school to work to help gain money for his family’s welfare. He then met and married the love of his life Margaret Faith Lewis on June 27, 1958 and gave birth to three daughters, Julie, Jennifer and Kristie.  read entire story. . . .

Margaret Faith Lewis

Heaven gained the most beautiful and sweetest wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend on August 3, 2015. Margaret Faith Lewis 75, passed from our loving hands into the Lord's at Rosewood in Fargo, North Dakota. She was surrounded by the love of her family, amazing nurses and several members of the clergy.
The world was truly blessed on October 25, 1939 when Margaret Faith Baumgardner, was born to John and Alice Baumgardner in Barnesville, Minnesota. She was the second daughter of 12 children. Faith began life in Barnesville and resided for a few short years there. Then the family  was moved to a farm in Sabin, Minnesota and lived there for several years. Finally, John and Alice moved the family to Fargo, North Dakota where they permanently resided. Faith attended St. Mary's Catholic School and then Fargo Central High and graduated in  May 1958. She then married the love of her life John Delbert Lewis on June 27, 1958  read entire story. . . .

Lucille Rotz

Lucille Adeline (Rask) Rotz, age 92, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Friday, August 7, 2015 at Pelican Valley Health Center in Pelican Rapids, MN.
Lucille Adeline Rask was born June 26, 1923 in Chaseley, ND, to Severt and Lula Mae (Flanders) Rask.  She graduated in 1941 from Sykeston High School in Sykeston, ND. Then in 1946 she passed a teachers exam in Fessenden, ND teaching for a short time before her marriage.
On September 25, 1946 Lucille was united in marriage to George Leslie Rotz in St. Cloud, MN. They made their home on a farm in Carrington, ND after their marriage. In 1960 they moved to Monticello, MN then in 1967 moved to Pelican Rapids where they farmed and milked cows until they retired in 1976. During their retirement they enjoyed traveling south in their motorhome. After George’s death in 1990, she stayed on the farm until December, 14, 2013 when she entered the assisted living in Pelican Rapids.  read entire story. . . .

Shirley Irey

Shirley Lorraine (Ishaug-Toso) Irey, age 86, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Pelican Valley Health Care Center, Pelican Rapids, MN surrounded by her family.
Shirley Lorraine Ishaug was born October 20, 1928 to Melvin and Nora (Stephenson) Ishaug in Barnesville, MN. She was educated and lived in Otter Tail County her entire life.
Shirley was united in marriage to Lloyd Toso in May 1949. They made their home in Carlisle, MN and later Pelican Rapids, MN. In April 1963, she was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Irey and they resided in Pelican Rapids.
Shirley was a longtime member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, was part of Church Circle, Ladies Aid, and taught Sunday school. She was active in the Pelican Rapids community and enjoyed cooking, baking and music, especially playing piano with Al Siegle and friends.  read entire story. . . .

Donald Gillaspey

Donald Lloyd Gillaspey, 92, of Fergus Falls, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.
Donald was born in Tenney, Minnesota in Wilkin County on May 5, 1923, the youngest of five children born to Charles and Lillian (Heron) Gillaspey. He attended rural elementary school in Tenney and Nashua. He was baptized and confirmed at Bagstevold Church in Erhard.  In 1942, he graduated from High School in Tintah. Don served in the Navy during World War II, serving on board the USS Upshur. He was discharged in December 1945.
On May 2, 1944, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Albert in Campbell. After he returned from the service, they lived and worked in Minneapolis for a few years, and during that time, he attended trade school. In 1949, the couple bought a farm in Maplewood Township, near Erhard. In 1953, he entered the construction trade. His work took them to many different construction sites in Minnesota and also in Florida. In 1986, he retired and they moved to Fergus Falls and then to Pelican Rapids.  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 - ~ - August 24, 2015
Alvin Siegle - ~ - August 25, 2015