Area Obituaries

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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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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