Area Obituaries

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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Mary Ann Butzin

1937-2020 The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Butzin of Sebeka, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Lauren Germann as celebrant. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. with the Christian Mothers Rosary at 9…

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Elmer Patson

1932-2020 Elmer A. Patson, age 96, of Anchorage, Alaska died on Thursday, February 6, 2020 with family members by his side. Elmer was born to Gust and Anna Patson on July 22, 1923 in Menahga, Minnesota. He grew up in Menahga, went to Fairbanks, Alaska in 1947 and then moved with his family to Anchorage,…

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Darwin Tangen

1940 – 2020 Darwin Tangen, 79, of Howard, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, on Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where he and his family had vacationed for over 40 years. The beach was like a second home and he passed painlessly and in the company of close friends, active until the very…

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Beatrice Gudmundson

1932-2020 Beatrice Irene (née Ihme) Gudmundson was born on June 16, 1932, in Menahga, Minnesota. Bea spoke only Finnish until she entered school, where she mastered English. She was the second of nine children living on a cattle and produce farm during the Great Depression. Bea recalled her mother feeding hobos who passed through the…

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Sharon Hillukka

Funeral Services were held for Sharon Hillukka age 72, of Menahga, Minnesota on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Laestadian Lutheran Church of Menahga in Menahga, with Pastor Jon Bloomquist officiating. Congregational hymns were sung, accompanied by Renae Wuollet. Pallbearers were Sharon’s grandsons and honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters. Sharon was laid…

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Phillip L. Tomlinson

1940-2020 Phillip L. Tomlinson, age 79 of St. Cloud passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at St. Cloud hospital surrounded by family. Phil was born on August 4, 1940 in Wadena, Minnesota to M.D. (Mack) and Ozella Tomlinson. He was a fighter, being born prematurely at 2 lbs. 13 oz. and spent his first…

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Myrtle “Gail” Tappe

1934-2019 The funeral service for Gail Tappe of Wadena was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Schuller Family Funeral Home’s Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena with Jim Stoneman presiding. Burial was in Wadena Cemetery, Wadena, Minnesota. Gail passed away at the age of 85 on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Fair…

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