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Area Obituaries

Threasa Esser 1989 – 2022

Threasa Marie Esser, age 33, a lifelong area resident currently of Akeley, passed from this life to eternal life following a short illness at the Essentia Medical Center of Fargo, with her mother Donna, and her boyfriend, Nick both at her side. Threasa was born on July 19, 1989 in Park Rapids, MN to Ronald…

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Thomas Crandall 1958 – 2022

Thomas Bernard Anthony Crandall, 64, of Menahga, MN passed away at home on September 13, 2022. Tom was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 13, 1958. He grew up splitting his time between Menahga and Minneapolis. He attended Menahga High School. He spent his young adult years in Sanborn, IA before finding a job sandblasting…

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Larry Siegel 1943 – 2022

Larry L. Siegel was born June 15, 1943 in Wadena, MN to Louis Siegel and Pearl (Harris) Siegel and died September 18, 2022, in Sebeka, MN. Larry had a true passion for hunting and fishing. His fishing excursions took him to lakes in Michigan, several trips to Alaska, Northern Minnesota, and even Belize, as well…

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Dennis Saak 1948 – 2022

Dennis Lee Saak was gently escorted to heaven surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 2 p.m He struggled with multiple health issues over the last few years and faced these with strength, humor, and courage. Dennis was born to A.J. and Beverly Jean Brokaw Saak on September 1, 1948. After graduating…

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Debra Daniels-Klyve 1953 – 2022

Debra Jean Daniels-Klyve, age 68, passed away peacefully in her home on September 9, 2022. Debbie was the third of seven siblings, born on November 15, 1953, in Glencoe, MN to Joyce and Beryl Rising. At nine months old she moved to Sebeka, MN where she would live until graduating high school in 1971. After…

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Alice Sarkela 1937 – 2022

Alice C. Sarkela, age 84, of Grand Rapids, MN passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Alice was born in 1937 to Adolph and Ellen (Swanson) Ljungren in Sebeka, MN. She graduated from Sebeka High School in 1955 where she was involved in the music program. Alice was a very active member of Zion Lutheran Church,…

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Russell Jacob 1945 – 2022

Russell Melvin Jacob, 76 of Menahga, MN died Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND surrounded by his family. Russell was born October 21, 1945 at Wesley Hospital in Wadena, MN. He grew up in Menahga, graduating from Menahga High School in 1963. After graduation, he worked at a paper mill in…

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Gerald Corbin 1959 – 2022

Gerald Duane “Jerry” Corbin, age 63 of Buffalo, MN, formerly of Sebeka, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, after four courageous years battling cancer, on August 29, 2022. He was born on August 28, 1959, in Wadena, Minnesota, son of Duane and Ardyth (Kasper) Corbin. Jerry attended Sebeka High School and graduated with…

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Edwin Frith 1936 – 2022

Edwin Lee Frith, 85, Menahga, MN passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022 at his home. Ed was born November 19, 1936 to Kinnison and Katherine (Fish) Frith in Minneapolis, MN. He grew up in Minneapolis and attended vocational high school, graduating in 1955. He was a member of the Minnesota National Guard from 1953-1962. On…

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Ronald Tappe 1956 – 2022

Ronald Lee Tappe passed away on August 14, 2022 in Modesto, CA, due to complications of COVID. Ronald was born on August 18, 1956 as the 6th child and 5th son to Edgar and Mary (Sidenkrantz) Tappe in Wadena, MN. He lived with his parents on the family farm with four brothers and six sisters…

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