Area Obituaries

Carolyn E. (Paurus) and Ralph “Dick” R. Clark

Carolyn E. (Paurus) Clark passed away peacefully at age 78 on April 26, 2019. Her beloved husband, “Dick,” of 58 years passed away on May 1, 2019: also at age 78. Each are deeply missed by sons: Jeff (Nan), and Kevin (Vicki); daughter, Tracy; grandchildren: Amy (Nick), and Kyle; great grandchildren: Amara, and Carson; many…

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Phylliss Landstrom

1926-2019 Our beloved Phyliss passed away Saturday morning March 16, 2019 knowing she was loved by family and friends. Phylliss Jane Straube was born the only child to Grace Nelson and Edwin Straube on June 29, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Phylliss spent her early childhood years living in Dawson and north Minneapolis. After her mother…

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Marvin Torkkola

1936 – 2019 Marvin L. Torkkola of Maple Grove, Minnesota was born January 7, 1936, in Menahga. He passed away peacefully on April 27, 2019 in Hospice care. Marvin was preceded in death by an infant brother, and brother Douglas; parents, Shirley (Olson) and Arthur Torkkola, and brother-in-law Ruben Kyro. He is survived by wife…

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Nellie Heern

1927 – 2019 The funeral service for Nellie Heern of Wadena, was held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel with Pastor Joyce Tollefson-Capp presiding. At the age of 91, Nellie entered eternal rest on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Providence Villa in Sebeka. On June 5, 1927, Nellie Viola was born on…

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Marjorie Schwartz

1934 – 2019 Marjorie Ann was born on April 8,1934 to Irvin and Beatrice (nee Farr) Nelson in their home in Paddock Township, Ottertail County, Minnesota. She attended White Oak district 216 and Sebeka High School before meeting the love of her life, Melvin Eugene Schwartz, in 1949. They were married on January 11, 1951…

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Franklin LaRose, Jr.

1955-2019 Franklin “Doc” William LaRose, Jr. of Bemidji, Minnesota began his journey to the spirit world on March 29, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He was born in Cass Lake, Minnesota on August 13, 1955 the son of Franklin Sr. and Delores LaRose. Doc met the love of his life, Cheryl in 1989 and they…

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Marlys Hill

1947-2019 Marlys Hill (Dormanen), age 71, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota died unexpectedly on February 14, 2019 from COPD complications. She is the daughter of the late Kenneth and Irene Peterson. She was born in Minneapolis on December 30, 1947. Marlys attended kindergarten in Menahga, at the young age of 4. Later, her family moved to…

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Garrett French

1982-2019 Garrett Lee French passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. He was born to Gary and Cheryl French on February 18, 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was baptized in the Christian faith. Garrett was raised in Columbia Heights where he attended school. He later made a life for himself in Elk River where he…

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Nathan Carlson

1980 – 2019 The Celebration of Life funeral service for Nathan Carlson of Menahga, formerly of Brainerd and Fort Worth, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Pillager. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until the time of the service. Nathan passed away on…

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Ronald McAdams

1950-2019 Ronald “Ron” A. McAdams, 68, of Menahga, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at home on the family farm. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel of Park Rapids, with visitation one hour prior. Ron was born October 31,…

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