Clarence D. Kuusi

Clarence D. Kuusi, 81 of Pengilly, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2020 in the Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He was born on April 24, 1939 to Daniel and Elizabeth Kuusi of Menahga. He married Bonnie Mears of Park Rapids on August 2, 1958 and they had three children.…

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Thomas J. Merchlewicz

1995-2000 Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Thomas J. Merchlewicz, 24 of St. Cloud who died at his home on Thursday, May 28, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be…

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Harold Nevala

1941-2000 Harold “Harry” Walter Floyd Nevala, age 78, a long time Menahga, Minnesota area resident, passed away at his home with his beloved wife, Cookie by his side in the early morning hours of April 17, 2020. Harold was born in Green Valley Township of Becker County southwest of Menahga. At an early age, he…

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Elaine Carlson

1948-2000 Elaine Marie Carlson of Sebeka, Minnesota, lost her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on May 24, 2020, at the age of 71. She was born to the late Harvey and Eleanor Johnson on June 30,1948, in Duluth. She married Dennis Carlson in 1967 and they spent most of their years together near Sebeka. Elaine is…

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John Finnegan

1935-2000 John Dennis Finnegan passed away peacefully on Thursday May 21, 2020 at his home near Wadena, Minnesota surrounded by family. He was born in Litchfield, Minnesota to Elizabeth Schoolmeester and John Finnegan. He graduated from Dassel High School in 1953 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in which he served our country faithfully and…

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Lonnie Schmidt

1956-2020 Lonnie Dean Schmidt, age 64, of Menahga, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. Due to current gathering restrictions/StayHomeMN, a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date, yet to be determined. Lonnie Dean Schmidt was born on January 16, 1956 to…

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Marlow Salo

1934-2020 Marlow Alfred Salo was born on October 11, 1934 in Leaf Lake Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota to Alfred and Alma (Maunumaki) Salo. He attended The Prairie Country School District 160 until the eighth grade. He received an honorary diploma from the New York Mills Public School on May 27, 2016. At the age…

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Arlis Kern

1946-2020 Private graveside services were held for Arlis Kern age 74, of Wadena, Minnesota, with Fr. Aaron Kuhn officiating. The pallbearers were her grandsons: Joshua Lawson, Brody Wangsness, Kyle Kern, Luke Becker, Josh Koning, Dylan Brown and Logan Meyer. The honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters and great-grandchildren: Ashley Koning, Chelsey Brown, Kristin Lawson, Britta Meyer,…

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Beverley Ann Pietila

1952-2020 Beverley Ann Pietila, age 67, of Minneapolis, Minnesota passed away March 6, 2020. She was born July 22, 1952. Beverley was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Thelma Pietila; brother, Edwin Pietila Jr., and special friend, Ken. She is survived by her siblings: Evelyn (Fred) Komppa, Irene Neal, Rodney (Robin) Pietila, and…

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David Limanen

1939-2020 David (Don) Limanen, 80, of Coon Rapids passed away on March 6, 2020. Don was born on October 20, 1939 to Edward and Hazel Limanen in Sebeka, Minnesota. He attended elementary school in Sebeka. He attended Menahga High School and graduated with the class of 1958. In October of 1958 he enlisted in the…

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