• H. Eulalie Smestad

    Published on May 1, 2019 at 10:41am CDT


    H. Eulalie Smestad, 90, of Northfield, Minnesota, passed away Friday, April 26, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Helen Eulalie Fagerholt was born March 5, 1929 in Grafton, North Dakota to Albert C. and Clara (Brende) Fagerholt. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing education from the University of Minnesota in 1952…. Read More

  • Ralph Onnen

    Published on April 24, 2019 at 10:46am CDT


    Ralph Edwin Onnen was born April 19, 1922 in Morris, Minnesota to Christ John Onnen and Gertrude Pauline Long.  He died March 29, 2019 in Cottonwood, Arizona.  His daughter, Bonnie Onnen, is a familiar face in Pelican Rapids–a longtime newspaper carrier, and also when she is on duty at Larry’s Super Market and Southtown Convenience… Read More

  • Jean Gitz

    Published on April 24, 2019 at 10:45am CDT


    Jean Gitz, age 92, formerly a resident of Pelican Rapids, MN, died Monday, March 18, 2019 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living, Detroit Lakes, MN. Jean Muriel was born September 21, 1926 in Pelican Rapids, MN, to Emil and Mathilda (Thompson) Gitz.  She attended country school near Pelican Rapids. In the 1940s, Jean and her sister… Read More

  • Howard James Jensen

    Published on April 24, 2019 at 10:44am CDT


    Howard James Jensen, 92, of Orlando FL died April 11, 2019 in hospice care at Orlando Regional Medical Center.  Howard was born in Sioux Falls SD to Jens and Hilda (Brodalen) Jensen. He graduated from Pelican Rapids HS, and served in the USAAF. Howard attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in… Read More

  • Robert Dillon

    Published on April 10, 2019 at 11:01am CDT


    Robert James Dillon born January 11, 1931 to Elton and Susie Dillon in Pelican Rapids.  Bob was raised on a farm near Pelican and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School.  Bob, along with his family, ran Dillon’s Electric and they sold Amana Appliances, Larson Boats, and Evenrude products and were the first Polaris dealership in… Read More

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