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Area Obituaries

Beatrice Moosally

1932 – 2021 Beatrice Moosally, age 88, died unexpectedly on September 22, 2021 after an injury at her home. Bea was born to Jennie and John Tolppi in New York Mills, Minnesota in 1932. She grew up on a farm with nine brothers and one sister in the heart of Finn country in west central…

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Hilda Sundberg

1917 – 2021 While America was in the midst of WWI, Hilda was born December 29, 1917 in rural Sebeka, Minnesota to Henry and Helga (Puttonen) Mattson. She died on October 1, 2021. Hilda attended Hay Creek Country School through the eighth grade. She was united in marriage to Evert Sundberg on September 30, 1941.…

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Thomas Murphy

1940 – 2021 On our Lord’s Day, Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Fargo Essentia Health Hospital, Thomas K. Murphy went to be with the Lord, whom he served and loved dearly. Tom was born to Dennis and Dorothy (Mitts) Murphy on April 11, 1940, in Peoria, Illinois. Tom and Glady (Allen) were married on March…

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Terrance Juntunen

1973 – 2021 Terrance Lee Juntunen, age 48, passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 26, 2021. Terrance was born June 4, 1973 in Park Rapids, Minnesota, to Connie (Salo) and Jerry Juntunen. Terry grew up five miles east of Menahga with his two siblings, Timothy and Tamatha. He graduated from Menahga Public School…

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Valeri O’Sullivan

1959 – 2021 Valeri O’Sullivan (Leritz) passed away September 22, 2021 after an eight year battle with breast cancer at the age of 62. Val was born February 28, 1959 in Brainerd, MN. When Val was two years old; her family moved to the family farm near Menahga. Here, she made life-long friendships. She graduated…

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Walter Warner

1955 – 2021 Walter Samuel Warner passed away peacefully at his home in Nimrod, MN, on September 29, 2021. Walter was born on February 17, 1955, to Warren Samuel “Red” and Ardis Marie (Christenson) Warner in Madelia, MN. Walter had two true loves in his life: big trucks and animals, especially horses and cattle. He…

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Theodore Fischer

1928-2021 Ted passed away at his home surrounded by his family, on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Funeral services for Theodore Edward (Ted) Fischer, age 93, of Wadena, will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Karvonen’s Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Ted was born…

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Robert Schneider

1927 – 2021 On January 18, 1927, Robert “Bob” Schneider was born to Claude and Florence (Nyberg) Schneider in Wadena, MN. Bob attended U of M Crookston after high school, and from there he was drafted into the Army. He proudly served in Germany during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. Throughout his life,…

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Lorraine Niemela

1929 – 2021 Lorraine Dorothy Niemela, age 92, formerly of Menahga, MN, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021 at The Legacy of St. Anthony Assisted Living in St. Anthony Village, MN. Lorraine was born on February 17, 1929 in Menahga, MN, the tenth child of Andrew and Selma (Ohlgren) Niemela. She was preceded in…

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Sharon Burgau

1944 – 2021 Sharon Faye Burgau, 77, of Greenville, SC, entered Heaven on Thursday, September 16, 2021 and is now in the glorious presence of her Lord and Savior! Born in Wadena, MN, she was a daughter of the late Martin J. and Impi E. (Reini) Palokangas. Sharon graduated from Sebeka High School in 1962.…

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