Area Obituaries

Beverley Ann Pietila

1952-2020 Beverley Ann Pietila, age 67, of Minneapolis, Minnesota passed away March 6, 2020. She was born July 22, 1952. Beverley was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Thelma Pietila; brother, Edwin Pietila Jr., and special friend, Ken. She is survived by her siblings: Evelyn (Fred) Komppa, Irene Neal, Rodney (Robin) Pietila, and…

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David Limanen

1939-2020 David (Don) Limanen, 80, of Coon Rapids passed away on March 6, 2020. Don was born on October 20, 1939 to Edward and Hazel Limanen in Sebeka, Minnesota. He attended elementary school in Sebeka. He attended Menahga High School and graduated with the class of 1958. In October of 1958 he enlisted in the…

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Darlene “Toby” Pulju

1932-2020 Funeral Services were held for Darlene “Toby” Pulju, age 87 of Wadena, Minnesota on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena with Pastor Jim Stoneman officiating. Pallbearers were Toby’s grandsons: Kelly Pulju, Kasey Pulju, Michael Pulju, Corby Pulju, Brandon Kopischke, Zach Pohto and Jeremy Northcutt. Toby was laid…

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William Fairbanks, Jr.

1928-2020 William Bungy Fairbanks, Jr., age 91, of Hackensack, Minnesota passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids, Minnesota. William was born in Onigum, Minnesota on July 10, 1928 to Mary Bungee and William Fairbanks, Sr. William was a private man who loved to hunt and fish. He…

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Genevieve Poblano

1934-2020 Genevieve Mary (Porter) Poblano, whose adopted name is Joyce Critt, “Miskogiizhigookwe” which means “Those Red Clouds When the Sun is Setting,” age 85, of Mahnomen, Minnesota and the White Earth Band of Ojibwe journeyed to the spirit world on Friday, March 13, 2020 from the Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen. She was born in…

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Jeanette Johnson

1922-2020 Jeanette Ruth Johnson, age 97, of Akeley passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Edgewood May Creek Senior Living Campus in Walker, MN. Jeanette was born on October 27, 1922, to Emil and Clara (Tesch) Weckwerth at Sparta Township near Montevideo, MN.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at…

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Dorothy Stansell

1921-2020 Dorothy Westby Stansell, 98 went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2020 in Albany, Oregon. Dorothy was born on November 25, 1921 in Shevlin, Minnesota. She was the oldest of nine children born to Rev Floyd and Luella (Gordon) Fradenburgh. She attended schools in Shevlin and Staples in Minnesota, and Grantsburgh, Wisconsin,…

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Patrick Noyes

1940-2020 Patrick J. Noyes, 79 , of Park Rapids, died on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Crystal Brook “The Gems” in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Visitation will be at Riverside Methodist Church in Park Rapids on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. Visitation will also be held for one hour prior to the services. Memorial…

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Lupe Rosillo

2000-2020 Lupe Rosillo, 20 years young, “Giiwaydin” which means “North Wind” of Cass Lake, Minnesota began his journey to the spirit world from Bemidji, Minnesota on Monday, February 17, 2020. He was born in Winona, Minnesota on January 22, 2000 to Melissa “Missy” Gale and Michael “Angel” Rosillo. Lupe attended the Cass Lake Bena and…

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Timothy Jackson

1974-2020 Timothy “Slim” Gary Jackson, 45 years old, of Walker, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota. He was born to Patty Jackson and Timothy St. John, Sr. on August 29, 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Tim grew up loving and playing the…

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