Area Obituaries

Dean Lalone

1928 – 2020 Dean Sheldon Lalone, age 91, of Sebeka, Minnesota passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Goldpine Assisted Living in Bemidji, Minnesota. Dean was born to Lloyd and Kathryn (Berg) Lalone at Bemidji Hospital on November 9, 1928. Dean attended Bemidji Public Schools. While in…

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James Ihme

1942 – 2020 James Duane Ihme, age 77 of Sebeka, Minnesota formerly of Menahga went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 5, 2020 at CHI St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids. James was born on August 11, 1942 in Park Rapids, to Nels and Anna (Parvi) Ihme. Jim was raised on a small…

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Clarence D. Kuusi

1939-2020 Clarence D. Kuusi, 81 of Pengilly, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2020 in the Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He was born on April 24, 1939 to Daniel and Elizabeth Kuusi of Menahga. He married Bonnie Mears of Park Rapids on August 2, 1958 and they had three…

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Thomas J. Merchlewicz

1995-2020 Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Thomas J. Merchlewicz, 24 of St. Cloud who died at his home on Thursday, May 28, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Thomas Knoblach will officiate and burial will be…

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Harold Nevala

1941-2020 Harold “Harry” Walter Floyd Nevala, age 78, a long time Menahga, Minnesota area resident, passed away at his home with his beloved wife, Cookie by his side in the early morning hours of April 17, 2020. Harold was born in Green Valley Township of Becker County southwest of Menahga. At an early age, he…

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Elaine Carlson

1948-2020 Elaine Marie Carlson of Sebeka, Minnesota, lost her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on May 24, 2020, at the age of 71. She was born to the late Harvey and Eleanor Johnson on June 30,1948, in Duluth. She married Dennis Carlson in 1967 and they spent most of their years together near Sebeka. Elaine is…

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John Finnegan

1935-2020 John Dennis Finnegan passed away peacefully on Thursday May 21, 2020 at his home near Wadena, Minnesota surrounded by family. He was born in Litchfield, Minnesota to Elizabeth Schoolmeester and John Finnegan. He graduated from Dassel High School in 1953 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in which he served our country faithfully and…

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Lonnie Schmidt

1956-2020 Lonnie Dean Schmidt, age 64, of Menahga, Minnesota passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. Due to current gathering restrictions/StayHomeMN, a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date, yet to be determined. Lonnie Dean Schmidt was born on January 16, 1956 to…

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Marlow Salo

1934-2020 Marlow Alfred Salo was born on October 11, 1934 in Leaf Lake Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota to Alfred and Alma (Maunumaki) Salo. He attended The Prairie Country School District 160 until the eighth grade. He received an honorary diploma from the New York Mills Public School on May 27, 2016. At the age…

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Arlis Kern

1946-2020 Private graveside services were held for Arlis Kern age 74, of Wadena, Minnesota, with Fr. Aaron Kuhn officiating. The pallbearers were her grandsons: Joshua Lawson, Brody Wangsness, Kyle Kern, Luke Becker, Josh Koning, Dylan Brown and Logan Meyer. The honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters and great-grandchildren: Ashley Koning, Chelsey Brown, Kristin Lawson, Britta Meyer,…

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