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Area Obituaries

Randy “Turk” Graves 1958 – 2024

Randy (Turk) Lee Graves, 66 of Osage, MN died on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at home surrounded by his loving family. He fought a courageous fight with cancer. Randy was born on March 14, 1958 in Park Rapids, MN the son of Charles William Graves and Janis Lorain (Stephens) Graves-Tigue. He grew up and attended…

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David Haataja 1985 – 2024

David Rudolph Haataja, age 38, of Menahga, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Memorial Services were held on Monday, April 8, 2024, at Laestadian Lutheran Church in Menahga with Pastor Jeremy Honga officiating. Urn Bearers were Dylan, Ethan, Jayce, Quincy, and Kyah. David was laid to rest at Menahga City Cemetery. David was…

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Lyle Hodgden 1968 ~ 2024

Funeral services were held for Lyle Hodgden, age 55 of Menahga, Minnesota on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the First English Lutheran Church in Menahga with Pastor Jim Halloway and Pastor Kent Dudley officiating. Pallbearers were: Jon Hillukka, Jeremy Armstrong, Lyle Gutzke, Logan Skov, Ryan Delaske, and Trevor Hendrickson. Lyle was laid to rest at…

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Lorraine Heikkinen 1958 – 2024

Lorraine Darlene Heikkinen was born on April 29, 1958, in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Her parents were the late Carl and Luella (Hinz) Heikkinen. Lorraine graduated from the Menahga High School with the class of 1977. Due to a motor vehicle accident at the age of 14 she was unable to work. Throughout her life she…

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Michael Maurer 1948 – 2024

Michael George Maurer, age 75, of Menahga, Minnesota died on Friday, March 22, 2024 at his home with his loving family by his side. Mike was born on June 23, 1948, to Geroge and Alice (Alto) Maurer in Park Rapids, Minnesota. He attended Menahga Public School and graduated with the class of 1966. He then…

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Hilda Lehtimaki 1926 – 2024

Hilda Lehtimaki, age 97, of Menahga, passed away peacefully at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home in Menahga on February 13, 2024. Hilda was born April 7, 1926, on her parent’s farm in Green Valley Township, Minnesota, to Peter and Selma (Määttä) Hallikainen. As was the custom of the area, Hilda learned to speak Finnish before…

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Gloria Beishline 1932 – 2024

  Gloria Robbins Beishline, 92, was born on an unseasonably warm day, January 13, 1932, whereupon her father was picking dandelions. She passed away on March 18, 2024, with her family by her side. She is survived by her sister, Kay, and her children: Teresa, Lisa, Steven of Sacramento, CA, and David of Phoenix, AZ;…

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Paul Nolte 1934 – 2024

Paul Werner Nolte went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 20, 2024. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Sebeka, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at church. Paul was born on October 29, 1934…

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Floyd Harvala 1934 – 2024

Floyd Delwin Harvala “The Wild Finlander”, age 89, of Menahga MN (formerly of Osage and Park Rapids) passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Green Pine Acres Nursing Home. Heart disease, and later Alzheimer’s, slowed Floyd in his later years and ultimately took him from us. Floyd was born on April 16,1934 to Hugo…

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Nancy Nordquist 1956 – 2024

The memorial service celebrating the life of Nancy Nordquist of Wadena will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena with Pastor Nate Loer presiding. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in…

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