Area Obituaries

Lita Sagedahl

1960-2021 Lita Lina Sagedahl (Odland) died of pancreatic cancer on January 27, 2021, surrounded by her family and friends. Whether you called her your wife, mom, grandma, sister, auntie, cousin, or friend, you know that being a part of her life was an amazing gift. There was nothing more important to her than her family,…

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Marcella Grangruth

1937-2021 Marcella Mae Grangruth, passed from this life into eternal life on January 24, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Marcella was born in Wadena County on May 5, 1937 to Otto and Eva Salminen. Marcella went to Menahga High School, from there she went up to the Iron Range and worked…

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Bernadine Lorentz

1927-2021 The public Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Bernadine Lorentz of Wadena will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday February 6, 2021 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. A public visitation with family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.…

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William Rodgers

1943-2021 William Ernest Rodgers of Sebeka, Minnesota died on January 27, 2021 at Green Pines Acres Nursing Home in Menahga. He was born on February 1, 1943. William joined the United States Marines at age 17 and many years later he joined the United States Army. He enjoyed canoeing, traveling and rendezvousing. He raised sheep…

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Death Notice: Patricia Cruitt

Patricia Cruitt of Menahga, Minnesota died on January 31, 2021 at her home in Menahga at the age of 63 years. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wevley Funeral Home of Sebeka. Online condolences may be left at www.wevleyfuneralhome.com.

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Death Notice: Linda Aho

Linda Aho, age 95 died Sunday evening, January 31, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Arrangements have been made for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at the Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church near Wolf Lake, Minnesota. Public visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Arrangements made by…

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Esther McKee

1925-2020 Esther A. McKee passed away peacefully on December 29, 2020 at the age of 95. Her daughter Laurel was with her and held her hand as she passed. She was born on July 4, 1925 to Lillian and Gadiel Saima (in her grandparents’ farmhouse) in Green Valley Township, Becker County, Minnesota. She attended a…

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Clifford Koskela

1930-2021 Clifford Donald “Cliff” Koskela, age 82, a longtime Menahga/Wolf Lake, MN area resident, peacefully entered Heaven on Monday, January 11, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones at the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga, Minnesota. Cliff was born on April 30, 1938 in Wolf Lake Township of Becker County, to William and Ethel…

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Thomas Peterson

1943 – 2021 Thomas “Tom” John Peterson, 77, of Park Rapids, MN passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at the Green Pines Acres Nursing Home in Menahga, MN. Tom was born April 11, 1943 to Arthur and Bernice (Hokenson) Peterson in Park Rapids. He worked in construction, was a millwright, and was in the United…

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M. Violet Johnson

1923 – 2021 M. Violet Johnson, 97, of International Falls, MN, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2021 at Rainy Lake Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her husband Russell Johnson, parents Arthur and Ellen (Lofback) Pudas, stepmother Bertha Pudas, brothers Murlyn (Ruth) Pudas and David Pudas, and…

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