• Virginia

    Randy E. Wallert

    Randy E. Wallert, 89, of Gilbert died Monday, March 18, 2019 at home, under hospice care, surrounded by his family. He was born, the 10th child to Carl and Emma (Roschild) Wallert on April 28, 1929 in Danube, Minnesota.

  • Brainerd

    Roger Reed

    February 10, 1934 to March 16, 2019 Roger Reed Roger Grant Reed, age 85, of Pine River, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2019. He was born to Guy and Jennie Reed on February 10, 1934, in Minneapolis. Roger served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines. Roger is survived by his wife, Julia; children: Dan Reed (Paula), Matthew Meyers (Bettina), Beth Miller (Dan), Susan Gapinski (Patrick); stepsons: Kevin Bebensee (Julie), Ted Bebensee (Ann); 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jan Reed; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Joanne; and by 18 hours, his brother, Gary…

  • Brainerd

    Daniel “Dan” E. Milliron

    March 12, 1966 to March 11, 2019 Daniel “Dan” E. Milliron Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen for Daniel “Dan” E. Milliron, age 52, who passed away Monday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Eugene Doyle will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the St. Stephen Parish Hall and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids. Dan was born March 12, 1966 in Minneapolis to George & Elinore “Kay” (Benson) Milliron. He married Bonnie Supan on September…

  • Brainerd

    Robert Franklin Lee

    September 27, 1934 to March 17, 2019 Robert Franklin Lee Robert F. Lee, age 84, resident of East Gull Lake, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Essentia – St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. Robert was born on September 27, 1934 in East Gull Lake to Ernest and Hazel (Bruce) Lee. Robert graduated from Brainerd High School and attended Brainerd Community College. He married Lorraine McCarthy on June 13th, 1953. Bob was a co-owner of Lee Brothers Enterprise for over fifty years with his brother, John. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; children, Karen (Rick) Pikula, Nancy (Marty) Carlson, Mark (Paivi) Lee, Lisa (Mark) Collette, Joy Hillukka and Warren…

  • Duluth

    Helen Marie Goods

    June 28, 1941 to March 15, 2019 Helen Marie Goods Helen Marie Goods, age 77 of Duluth, formerly of New Orleans, LA, passed away unexpectedly March 15, 2019. She was born June 28, 1941 in New Orleans. Helen was always kind and loving, often opening her home and heart to friends and strangers alike. Helen is survived by her six children; innumerable grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends. Visitation for family and friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. with the memorial service following on Thursday, March 21st in First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior St., Duluth.

  • Duluth

    Noel Francisco

    August 7, 1923 to March 18, 2019 Noel Francisco Dr. Noel Francisco, 95, of Backus, Minnesota, formerly of Superior, Wisconsin, passed away March 18, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society Elmwood House – Brainerd. Noel was born in Findlay, Illinois on August 7, 1923, to Rev. Cecil E. Francisco and Lois G. (Melcher) Francisco. He married Barbara M. Youngs in August of 1948. They celebrated 62 years of marriage in 2010. Noel and Barbara were longtime residents of Superior before moving to their beloved summer home at Ponto Lake in Backus in the early 1990s. Noel earned A.B., M.A., and B.D. degrees from Drake University and his Ph.D. from Duke University.…

  • Duluth

    Michael Kenneth Luing

    July 22, 1947 to March 16, 2019 Michael Kenneth Luing Michael Kenneth Luing, 71, of Cloquet, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth. He was born July 22, 1947 in Worthington, MN, the son of Kenneth and Isabelle Luing. Mike married Sharon Korpi on December 17, 1966 in Moose Lake. Mike served in the US Navy from 1965 – 1968. He worked at Conwed Corporation before attending plumbing school. He worked as a plumber in Wyoming for a year and moved back to Cloquet and worked for Potlatch/Sappi for 34 years, retiring in 2007. Mike loved the Lord and attended Sawyer Chapel. He enjoyed…

  • Duluth

    Thomas A. Stolee, M.D.

    May 20, 1934 to March 23, 2019 Thomas A. Stolee, M.D. Dr. Thomas A. Stolee, age 84 of Northfield, formerly of Duluth, passed away Sunday morning, March 17, 2019. Thomas Allan Stolee was born May 20, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Gullick R. and Adeline (Thomason) Stolee. He was raised in the North Camden Avenue area of Minneapolis and graduated from Patrick Henry High School in 1951. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota in 1954; and received his MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1958. On August 24, 1957, Tom married Lorraine Grace Fenstad at Sychar Lutheran Church in Silver Bay, Minnesota. In 1971,…

  • Duluth

    Kay Beatrice (Mullin) Peterson

    August 21, 1936 to March 18, 2019 Kay Beatrice (Mullin) Peterson Kay Beatrice (Mullin) Peterson, age 82 of St. Paul, Minnesota, formerly of Duluth, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019. Kay grew up in the Morgan Park neighborhood and often spoke of her wonderful childhood surrounded with family and friends. After graduating high school Kay received training in radiology and was an x-ray technician at St Mary’s hospital. Kay would later continue her service in the medical field with volunteer work at the St. Mary’s Hospital. She also volunteered as a guide at the Glensheen Mansion and enjoy giving tours of the house museum. Kay was a devoted…

  • Duluth

    Robert “Bob” James Kjerstad

    June 7, 1951 to March 12, 2019 Robert “Bob” James Kjerstad Robert “Bob” James Kjerstad passed away peacefully, at home, on March 12, 2019. He was born in Duluth on June 7, 1951 to Virginia (Walczak) and Wilhelm “Bill” Kjerstad. He graduated from Denfeld High School and attended Vocational School. He worked at Clyde Iron, the State of MN Grain Elevators and AW Kuettel and Perrault Construction. He enjoyed Tuesday night Trivia, at the Gopher, with his team Mish Mash, which included his golfing buddies Bill and Mikel. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Larry Cook. Robert is survived by his wife,…

  • Duluth

    Martha J. Pertlicek

    July 16, 1942 to March 15, 2019 Martha J. Pertlicek Martha J. Pertlicek, age 76, of Cohasset, MN passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at her home. Martha was born in 1942 to Andrew L. and Harriet E. (Hanson) Sjoquist in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She graduated from Greenway High School in 1960, and attended Itasca Junior College. On June 10, 1961, Martha was united in marriage to Raymond Robert “Bob” Pertlicek in Grand Rapids, MN. She worked various jobs while raising her family. Martha work for Carquest prior to Bob and her starting their own business, Bob’s Southside Tire and Auto. The couple owned and operated the business from…

  • Willmar

    Thomas Andrew Kvam

    January 8, 1951 to March 15, 2019 Thomas Andrew Kvam Thomas Andrew Kvam, 60, of Spicer passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019. A private, family service will be held. Thomas was born January 8, 1959, in Willmar, the son of Ivan and Marguerite (Hanson) Kvam. “Miss me, but let me go. When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want not rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little – but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me –…

  • Willmar

    Elenore Ramona Larson

    July 18, 1929 to March 18, 2019 Elenore Ramona Larson Elenore Ramona Larson, 89, of Alexandria, Minn., formerly of Benson, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at Knute-Nelson Care Center in Alexandria. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Benson. Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are preferred to the Hospice Program at Knute-Nelson Care Center in Alexandria or the Hospice Program in Benson. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home. Elenore Ramona (Smith) Larson was born July 18, 1929 in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of…

  • Willmar

    Robert Grove

    May 13, 1941 to March 14, 2019 Robert Grove Robert Grove, 77, of Willmar, died Thursday, March 14th at his home surrounded by his family. There will be a visitation Sunday, March 24th, from 12:00 pm (noon) – 2:00 pm, at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar followed by a private family service and burial at Calvary Lutheran Cemetery in Willmar. Robert H. “Bob” Grove was born May 13, 1941, in Fairmont, MN, the son of Harold and Bernice (Petry) Grove- Engfer. The family lived in Adrian, prior to moving to Alexandria when Bob was in grade school. He graduated from Alexandria High School in 1960. Following graduation, Bob attended…

  • Cottage Grove

    Raymond E. Bestler Sr.

    June 30, 1929 to March 18, 2019 Raymond E. Bestler Sr. Raymond E. Bestler, went to be with his Lord on March 18, 2019 at age 89. Ray is preceded in death by parents, Lynthia and Aloysius; and brother, Aloysius (Hellen) Jr. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 71 years, Marjorie “Marge”; children, Marcia Prehn, Michael (Louise), Raymond (Becki) Jr., Russell (Deb), David (Patty), and Dwane (Pam); sister, Shirley Griffith; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and other family and friends. There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Ray’s life at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Resurrection United Methodist Church, Hastings, with a…

  • Bemidji

    Colleen A. Blade

    January 24, 1933 to March 9, 2019 Colleen A. Blade Colleen A. Blade, Cloverdale, died Saturday March 9, 2019 at Majestic Pines in Grand Rapids. She was born north of Nashwauk to William and Mary (Coleman) Dodson on January 24, 1933. She had been employed with the Blackduck School District as a teacher for many years. After retiring and the death of her husband Vernon she moved back to north of Nashwauk. She is survived by her children, Frank (Nancy) Weber, Nashwauk, Roger (Mary Jo) Weber, Nashwauk , Joe (Tami) Weber, Blackduck, Roy (Cheryl) Weber, North Pole, Alaska, and Ann (Bruce) Anderson, Tucson, AZ, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.…

  • Bemidji

    Terrance “Terry” Tibbetts

    September 24, 1958 to March 17, 2019 Terrance “Terry” Tibbetts Sept. 24, 1958 – March 17, 2019 FARGO, N.D. – Terrance “Terry” Tibbetts, 60, Naytahwaush, Minn., died Sunday, March 17, in Sanford Medical Center. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Naytahwaush Charter School. A wake will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., Friday, March 22, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Mahnomen, Minn. Burial will be in Free Gospel Alliance Cemetery in Naytahwaush. Arrangements by Anderson Family Funeral Home in Mahnomen.

  • Perham

    Gayle Nyhus

    January 19, 1934 to March 16, 2019 Gayle Nyhus Jan. 19, 1934 – March 16, 2019 HENNING, Minn. – Gayle Nyhus, 85, Henning, died Saturday, March 16, in Henning Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Belmont-Karvonen Funeral Home in Henning. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., Friday, March 22, at Vining (Minn.) Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Belmont-Karvonen Funeral Home.

  • Detroit Lakes

    Gayle Nyhus

    January 19, 1934 to March 16, 2019 Gayle Nyhus Jan. 19, 1934 – March 16, 2019 HENNING, Minn. – Gayle Nyhus, 85, Henning, died Saturday, March 16, in Henning Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Belmont-Karvonen Funeral Home in Henning. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., Friday, March 22, at Vining (Minn.) Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Belmont-Karvonen Funeral Home.

  • Osakis

    John “Johnny” Marthaler

    September 28, 1932 to March 11, 2019 John “Johnny” Marthaler John Marthaler, age 86 of Osakis, went to meet his Lord on Monday, March 11, 2019 from the Windmill Ponds in Alexandria, MN. John Anton Marthaler, Jr. was born on September 28, 1932 in Osakis, MN. His parents were John and Marcella (Beste) Marthaler and he was one of five children born to this union. He grew up learning the demands and hard work of life on a farm. As a young boy he helped with chores, planting and harvest and quickly learned to love the life of a farmer. He would spend all of his life managing dairy herds…

  • Osakis

    Kay Rasmusen

    April 22, 1950 to March 10, 2019 Kay Rasmusen Kay Rasmusen, age 68 of Osakis passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from the Bethany on the Lake care facility in Alexandria, MN. Kay Ellen Maxwell was born on April 22, 1950 to John Leonard and Ellen (Benson) Maxwell in Alexandria, MN. She grew up in Osakis and graduated from Osakis High School with the Class of 1968. After high school Kay worked as a nursing assistant in Minneapolis and also came home to help care for her family members. She then took a job working in Little Falls at a boat manufacturer. On…

  • Lake County,  Two Harbors

    Oralee Bailey

    December 3, 1935 to March 12, 2019 Oralee Bailey Oralee Bailey, age 83, of Erskine, MN, passed away on Tuesday, March 12th, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16th, at New Journey Church in Fosston with the Rev. Josiah Hoagland officiating. Interment will be in the Bailey Family Cemetery, rural Erskine, in the spring. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin Funeral Home of Erskine and messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinfuneral.com. Oralee Janice Cain was born on December 3, 1935 in…

  • Cloquet

    Joanne M. Wappes

    April 4, 1951 to March 18, 2019 Joanne M. Wappes Joanne M. Wappes, 67 of Cloquet died Monday, March 18, 2019 in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was born on April 4, 1951 to Leonard and Mae (Bakka) Wappes in Duluth. Joanne enjoyed spending time with her family and walking “Jenny” her neighbor’s dog. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Wappes; step father Walter Bolin; mother, Mae Bolin and her sister, Carol Sundeen. Joanne is survived by her niece, Sheri (Peter Stevens) Dauplaise; great nephew, Ryan (Shawna) Dauplaise, Sr.; great niece, Tiana (Paul Hennen) Dauplaise; great great nephews, Ryan and James; numerous aunts and cousins. A visitation will…