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Area Obituaries

Gerald Salmen 1929 – 2024

We mourn the loss of our beloved father, Gerald Wayne Salmen who went to his heavenly home February 19, 2024. He was born August 14, 1929 in Sebeka, Minnesota to parents Waino and Vieno Salmen. Gerald grew up surrounded by family and friends in the Finnish community. After high school, Gerald moved to the big…

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Michael Hand 1956 – 2024

Michael John Hand, age 67, of Sebeka, MN, was found dead of natural causes in his home in Sebeka on February 23, 2024. Michael was born to Russell and Lorraine (Moore) Hand in Crookston, MN, on October 17, 1956. He moved around a lot with his family, eventually ending in Menahga, where he went to…

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Verdell Pudas 1956 – 2024

Verdell Gladys Pudas age 67, of Menahga, MN passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at Greenwood Connections Nursing Home in Menahga, MN. Verdell was born to Vernon and Gladys (Haataja) Kimball on October 26, 1956, in Chisholm, MN. She was the second oldest of seven children: Glenn (Laura)…

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Mayme Harstad 1930 – 2024

Mayme Harstad, 93 year old resident of Little Falls, passed away at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 26 at 11:30 AM at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls with Rev. Beth Pottratz officiating. The burial will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery…

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Leroy Steinkraus 1942 – 2024

Leroy Marlin Steinkraus of Parkers Prairie, formerly of Sebeka, died on February 23, 2024 at the St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie at the age of 81 years. Leroy was born on August 9, 1942. Arrangements are entrusted to Wevley Funeral Home of Sebeka. Online condolences may be left at www.wevleyfuneralhome.com. Memorial Services will…

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Ruth Anne O’Leary 1944-2024

Ruth Anne O’Leary of Sebeka, MN, died on February 26, 2024. Ruth was born on August 28, 1944. Memorial Services will be held will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Wevley Funeral Home in Sebeka, MN with visitation one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Park…

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Michael Hand 1956 – 2024

Michael John Hand of Sebeka, MN, died on February 23, 2024, at his home in Sebeka at the age of 67 years. Michael was born on October 17, 1956. Arrangements are entrusted to Wevley Funeral Home of Sebeka. Online condolences may be left at www.wevleyfuneralhome.com. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Please…

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Katheryn Anderson 1946 – 2024

Katheryn Jean (Marjama) Anderson died on February 17, 2024. Kathe was born March 20, 1946 to Herb and Jean Marjama in Los Angeles, CA at the LA Memorial Hospital. She resided there until her teenage years and then moved with her family to Menahga, MN. That is where she met James W. Anderson and was…

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Cynthia Keranen 1951 – 2023

Cynthia Gayle Keranen, age 72, of Wolf Lake Minnesota, died surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota following years of chronic health problems. Cindy was born on April 23, 1951 in St. Paul Minnesota, to Walter and Sylvia Muhonen. Cindy fondly spoke of growing up…

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Blaine Edmundson 1928 – 2024

Blaine M. Edmundson was born in Sebeka, Minnesota on February 2, 1928 to Edmund and Hilda Edmundson and passed away December 23, 2023 at 95 years of age. Preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Hilda; daughter, Renae Munson; three sisters and two brothers; and grandson-in-law, Thomas Bringley. Survived by his loving wife of…

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