Area Obituaries

Lydia Harmon

1930-2021 Lydia Arlene Harmon, 91, of Bemidji, MN, formerly of Menahga, MN, died Friday, July 21, 2021 at Gold Pine Home in Bemidji. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Park Rapids, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will…

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Olga Schwartz

1929-2021 Olga Annette (Goedel) Schwartz was born April 20, 1929 at home in Wadena Township, Wadena, Minnesota; to parents Carl W. and Lorna H. L. (Feyerherm) Goedel. She was called into the arms of her Loving Savior on July 22, 2021 in Menahga, MN at the age of 92 years. She was united in marriage…

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Ruth Gronlund

1934-2021 The funeral service for Ruth Gronlund was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Stephen Meltzer presiding. Ruth, age 87, passed away on July 17, 2021, at The Meadows of Wadena Senior Living, in Wadena, MN, under the compassionate care of Knute Nelson Hospice.…

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James Wheeler

1952-2021 James (Jim) Edward Wheeler passed away peacefully June 25, 2021 at the age of 69 surrounded by family at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. He fought courageously for nine years battling leukemia and other health issues. Jim was born April 5, 1952 in Breckenridge, MN to James Eugene and Helen (Anderson) Wheeler. Jim…

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Darin Schilling

1969-2021 Darin Jay Schilling, son of Michael and Vicki, passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2021 at his home in Menahga. Darin was born in Wadena Hospital on July 29, 1969. In his younger years he attended Menahga Schools. After high school he went on to Wadena Tech and received his degree in Mechanics. He…

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Death Notice: Sydney Nelson

Sydney Nelson of Sebeka, MN died on July 10, 2021 at the Providence Villa in Sebeka at the age of 88 years. Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 12 noon at the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Sebeka. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment services…

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Eleanor Spangler

Eleanor Louise Spangler was born on June 13, 1934 to Sadie and Frank Schilling Sr. She was united in marriage to Robert Earl Spangler, June 12, 1955. She lived her life with love and compassion for her family raising three children, Mary Louise, Laurie Jean, and David Earl. She also had four grandchildren and one…

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Memorial Services for Arnie Richter:

Memorial services will be held for Arnold “Arnie” Richter age 79, of Sebeka, Minnesota on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday. Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Service.…

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Jeraldine Alajoki

1941 – 2021 Jeraldine Louise Alajoki, age 80, of Menahga, MN, formerly of Roseville, MN, passed from this life to eternal life on Thursday May 13 at the Nelson-Gables Senior Community in Alexandria where she was surrounded by her loving husband and daughters. Jeri was born on February 12, 1941 in Menahga, MN to Willard…

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Carol Stanfield

1943 – 2021 Carol A. Stanfield was born December 1, 1943. She died on February 27, 2021 at the age of 77 years. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 at First English Lutheran Church, 17 Main Street, Menahga. Interment will be at Alajoki Cemetery, rural Menahga. Officiant will be Pastor…

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