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    Charles “Chuck” Redetzke

    January 27, 1949 to July 11, 2019 Charles “Chuck” Redetzke Charles “Chuck” Redetzke passed away into his new life on July 11, 2019 at his home in Sauk Centre, MN. Chuck was born on January 27th 1949 to Vinton and Eleanor “Babe” (Stephens) Redetzke. He attended Osakis High School and graduated with the class of 1967. After high school he served his country in the U.S Navy during the Vietnam War, serving from 1968 to 1972. When he came home he continued his service through the National Guards serving a combined 20 plus years for his country. In 1972 he was united in marriage to Neva Sletta and from this…

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    Michael Ellefson

    September 9, 1942 to July 10, 2019 Michael Ellefson Sept. 9, 1942 – July 10, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Michael Ellefson, 76, Osakis, Minn., died Wednesday, July 10, in Alomere Health. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Osakis Lutheran Church. Interment with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery in Osakis. Arrangements by Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis.

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    Harland Chapman

    May 26, 1933 to June 30, 2019 Harland Chapman Harland E. Chapman, 86, of Shiocton, formerly from Seymour, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Willow Lane in Appleton, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, with his family by his side. He was born May 26, 1933, son of the late Harry and Gwen (Holder) Chapman. On July 14, 1962, he was united in marriage to Jean Olson. She preceded him in death on August 20, 2015. Harland was a member of New Life Methodist Church, Cicero. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1953 to 1955. He participated in the Old Glory Honor Flight Mission 50…

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    Raymond ‘Bud’ Gabler

    December 4, 1933 to June 26, 2019 Raymond ‘Bud’ Gabler Raymond W. Gabler, age 85 of Long Prairie passed into his new life on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from the Long Prairie Memorial Home. Raymond Winfield Gabler was born on December 4, 1933 in Burleene Township, Todd County, MN to Louis M. and Louisa M. (Sadlemyer) Gabler. After graduating from high school, Ray enlisted in the Army and served from 1954 through his honorable discharge in 1956 with the 505th Engineer Co. He received the National defense Service and Good Conduct medals. During this time, he married the love of his life, Patty Fiege in a ceremony at Ft. Leonard…

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    Suzanne Dean Didier

    January 6, 1945 to June 12, 2019 Suzanne Dean Didier Suzanne Dean Didier passed away peacefully in Minneapolis after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Suzanne was raised in Osakis and worked in Alexandria before moving to Minneapolis and working for NK Friedrichs for many years. She loved gardening, spending time with friends and family, and visiting the State Fair. She is preceded in death by her parents, Percy & Margaret Dale (Fairfield) Didier, sisters Kathryn (Didier) Ofstadt and Barbara (Didier) Michaelson, and brother-in-law James Michaelson. She is survived by son Tom (Joyce) Schmidt, grandchildren Christopher and Samantha, two great grandchildren, sister Maryanne Didier, dear friend Debbie Barrett, and many…

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    Lucy Henderson Santer (Rogers)

    January 5, 1929 to June 15, 2019 Lucy Henderson Santer (Rogers) Age 90 of Monticello, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Saint Benedict Senior Community in St. Cloud. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Mary Bullard; husbands, Clair Rogers and Clarence Santer; sons, Lewis and James Rogers; sister, Mary Louise Smith and great-grandson, Andy Whiteside. Lucy is survived by sons, Jerome (Lou) Rogers of Lynden, NC, William (Nikki) Rogers of New Brighton, Charles Rogers of Anoka, and Clair (Linda) Rogers of St. Joseph; daughters, Mary (James) Torkelson of Plymouth, Carol (Duane) Weber of Eagan, Margaret Korf of Elrosa, Barbara (William) Tarras of Eden Prairie,…

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    Virginia M. Chapman

    February 8, 1924 to June 15, 2019 Virginia M. Chapman of Osakis, passed away peacefully at the age of 95 years surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow ‘Woody’, parents, Hans & Emelia Larson, sisters, Mildred, Enola and Bernadine. Survived by children, Ruth (Allen) Coulter, Sandra Chapman, Gerald (Connie), Blair (Eileen),Clair (Teri), Wayne (Becky), Glenn (Linda), and Kim (Pam); 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A celebration of Virginia’s life was held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11 am at the Osakis Lutheran Church. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Lorentz and…

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    Theresa Pfeffer

    November 19, 1936 to June 7, 2019 Theresa Pfeffer age 82, Osakis, died June 7, 2019. Survived by children, Dale (Kim) Pfeffer of Osakis, Marlys (Will) Costello of Ventura, CA, Melissa (Tim) Baas of Nelson, MN; 6 grandchildren, Jamie, Shawn and Brooke Pfeffer, Charity Kuperus, Jordon and Harliann Baas; 2 great grandchildren, Logan Pfeffer, Mia Kuperus; siblings, Ed (Rose) Oldakowski, Richard (Jean) Oldakowski, John (Marilyn) Oldakowski, Joanne Olson and Delores (Joe) Adams. She is preceded in death by her parents, a son, LeRoy Pfeffer, and two brothers, Jerome & Roger Oldakowski. A Mass of Resurrection was held Sat., June 22, 11 am at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Belle River,…

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    Virginia Chapman

    February 8, 1924 to June 15, 2019 Virginia Chapman Feb. 8, 1924 – June 15, 2019 ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Virginia Chapman, 95, Osakis, Minn., died Saturday, June 15, in Alomere Health. Services are pending with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis.

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    Harland B. Hector

    February 21, 1942 to June 14, 2019 Harland B. Hector Harland Hector, age 77 of Melrose, passed away late Friday evening, June 14, 2019 at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany, MN. Harland Benght Hector was born on February 21 1942 in Sauk Centre, MN to John and Ruth (Olson) Hector. He attended Sauk Centre High School and after school started operating a dairy farm east of Osakis. On October 6th 2002, he married Salina Hinnekamp in Melrose MN. In addition to farming, Harland also worked at Jennie-o Foods for 13 years before he retired. He was a member of the Sauk Valley Lutheran Church in rural Osakis,…

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    Betty Heuer

    January 4, 1937 to June 6, 2019 Betty Heuer Betty Heuer, age 82 of Osakis passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN . Betty was born on January 4, 1937 in Raymond, MN to Lamert and Alma (Teichert) Gerdes. She graduated from Raymond High School in 1954. She was married to Ralph Cummens on October 22, 1955 in Clara City, MN. They worked and lived in the Twin Cities where they raised six children. She met Jim Heuer and was married to him on February 11, 1984 in Hector, MN. After a four years living in Hector, the Heuer’s moved near Phoenix, Arizona. They…

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    Betty Lou Heuer

    January 4, 1937 to June 6, 2019 Betty Lou Heuer Betty Heuer, age 82 of Osakis passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Galeon in Osakis, MN. She is survived by her husband, James Jim’ Heuer of Osakis; six children, Richard (Denise) Cummens of Buffalo Lake, Donna (Jerry)Strobel of Rochester, Pattie (Don) Miller of Bloomington, Lori (Mark) Rath of Buffalo Lake, Gregory (Amanda) Cummens of Huntersville, NC; 4 stepchildren, James (Patty) Heuer, Jr. of Lorado, TX, William (Debra) Heuer of Glencoe, MN, Carey (Missy) Heuer of Alexandria, KY, Patrick (Michelle) Heuer of Waverly, MN; 11 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren;…

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    Phyllis Tegels

    August 30, 1928 to June 5, 2019 Phyllis Tegels Phyllis Tegels, age 90 of Osakis passed into her new life on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from the Galeon in Osakis, MN where she had been a resident. On August 30, 1928 a daughter was born to John and Clara (Thomas) Cabanowski in Strickland, WI. They lovingly named her Phyllis Lucille. As she grew, she attended school and graduated from Bruce High School with the Class of 1946. On March 31, 1951 Phyllis was united in marriage to Joseph Tegels at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Minneapolis, MN and shortly afterwards they began a life together farming the family farm…

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    Neva Horton (Sundberg)

    September 27, 1931 to September 27, 2018 Neva Horton (Sundberg) Longtime resident 87 year old Neva Horton (Sundberg) past away last fall; September 27, 2018. She attended Osakis High. Neva was a class valedictorian and 1949 Homecoming Queen! She moved to Mpls and became a secretary for the Dorsey, Whitney Law firm for 31 years before retiring in 1986 and moving back to Osakis. She is survived by a son David Tolle of Colorado and many nieces and nephews.

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    Robert John Zimmel

    May 6, 1933 to April 24, 2019 Robert John Zimmel May 6, 1933 – April 24, 2019 SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Robert John Zimmel, 86, Pipe Creek, Texas, died Wednesday, April 24, in LifeCare Hospital. Services were previously held.

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    Geri Irwin

    July 4, 1917 to May 24, 2019 Geri Irwin Geraldine ‘Geri’ Irwin, attaining the age of 101 years, went to meet her Lord on the morning of May 24, 2019 from the Galeon in Osakis, MN. Geri was born in Fergus Falls, MN on Independence Day, July 4 in the year 1917. She was one of two daughters born to James and Ellen (Sprague) Dowell. She attended school and then studied to be a beautician in Minneapolis. She worked for several years in Harmony, MN. Geri then married the love of her life, Howard Irwin on March 7, 1938 in Backus, MN. They moved to the Osakis area and farmed…

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    Charles ‘Chuck’ Ward

    June 29, 1946 to May 13, 2019 Charles ‘Chuck’ Ward Charles Chuck’ Ward, age 72 of Osakis passed into his new life on Monday, May13, 2019 from his home near Lake Osakis, MN. On June 29, 1946 a son was born to Elmer and Julia (Johnson) Ward in Montevideo, MN. They named him Charles Dale Ward and he was one of the seven children in their family. He graduated from Montevideo High School in 1964 and soon after entered the U. S. Navy. Chuck returned from serving his country and married his sweetheart, Mary Kinney on July 3, 1969 in Minneapolis, MN. He attended a two year vocational school to…

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    Kathryn (Didier) Ofstad

    May 3, 2019 Kathryn (Didier) Ofstad Of Osakis, Mn passed away suddenly on 5/3/2019 at the age of 60 in her home. Deceased by Percy & Margaret Dale (Fairfield) Didier; sister Barbara (Didier) Michaelson, brother-in-law James Michaelson. Survived by sisters Suzanne Didier & Maryanne Didier & many nieces & nephews. She was loved and is missed by many. No services.

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    Shirley Gillan

    August 30, 1925 to May 11, 2019 Shirley Gillan Shirley Gillan, age 93 of Sauk Centre passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Getty Street Assisted Living home in Sauk Centre, MN. Shirley was born on Sunday, August 30, 1925 in Birchdale Township, Todd County, MN to Christian and Verna (Martin Schultz. She was their only daughter and was baptized into the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre, MN and later confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran. She attended Country School Dist. #57 in rural Osakis through the eighth grade and then Osakis High School, graduating with the Class of 1943. She married Harold G. Mikkelson…

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    Mary M. Olson

    January 30, 1928 to April 16, 2019 Mary M. Olson Mary M. Olson, age 91 of Westport/Villard, died April 16, 2019 at her home. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23rd at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Rebecca Thomas officiating. Interment took place in the Lake Amelia Cemetery in Villard. Mary Marie Masteller was born January 30, 1928 in Douglas Township, Douglas County, Minnesota, the daughter of Carrie (DeBord) and Fred P. Masteller. Mary attended school through the 8th grade. On June 4, 1949, Mary was united in marriage to Walter Olson in Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre. Mary and Walt built…

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    Ruth I. Lahmon

    September 14, 1924 to April 23, 2019 Ruth I. Lahmon Sept. 14, 1924 – April 23, 2019 OSAKIS, Minn. – Ruth I. Lahmon, 94, Osakis, died Tuesday, April 23, in her home. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., Peace United Church in Long Prairie, Minn. Burial will be in Gordon Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Osakis. Arrangements by Roy-Hetland.

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    Alice Tobler

    December 1, 1933 to April 20, 2019 Alice Tobler Age 85 formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away on April 20, 2019. Preceded in death by husband, Andreas; parents, Henry & Hazel Halgren; siblings, William Halgren & Beverly (Stan) Siedow. Survived by children, Mark (Linda) Tobler, Emily (Jeff) Cavins & Mike Tobler; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jake) Petrowitz, Andrea Tobler (Andrew), Carly (Patrick) Felicetta, Jaki Cavins, Toni Cavins, Dylan Tobler, Tristan Tober, (Brenda Presley), Keegan Tobler & Kierra Tobler, (Jackie Kuperus); great-grandchildren, Sophia, Dominic, Francesco & Fiona; nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Alice served as a United Methodist Pastor, leading parishes in Osakis & Villard, MN. Visitation was at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH MAPLE GROVE…

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    Karen A. Vangstad

    July 11, 1951 to April 15, 2019 Karen A. Vangstad Karen Vangstad, age 67 of Osakis passed into her new life from her home on Monday morning, April 15, 2019 surrounded by her family. Karen Ann Rende was born on July 11, 1951 in Browns Valley, MN to Oscar and Dorothy (Kruger) Rende. She graduated from Wheaton High School with the Class of 1969. After attending Willmar Technical College, Karen met the love of her life, Bob Vangstad, who was also attending Willmar Tech, and on August 14, 1970 they were married in Alexandria, MN. They made their home in Osakis and raised their children. Karen worked at the local…

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    Jesse J. Johnson

    June 19, 1933 to April 14, 2019 Jesse J. Johnson Jesse Johnson, age 85 of Osakis passed away on Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2019 at the Knute Nelson Home in Alexandria, MN. On June 19, 1933 in Gordon Township, Todd County, MN a son was born to Jesse and Lula (Averill) Johnson. On July 21, 1963, Jesse married Sandra Johnson and they raised one daughter, Konnie. Jesse will live on in the hearts of his daughter and family, Konnie & Lee Christopherson of Osakis; granddaughters, Ashley (Nick) Nordberg, Brittany (Justin) Wyan, Cheyenne Christopherson; great grandchildren, Noland and Ev Nordberg; several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents;…

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    Lydia M. Olson

    April 17, 1932 to March 21, 2019 Lydia M. Olson Lydia Olson, age 86 of Osakis passed away on Thursday evening, March 21, 2019 at the Bethany on the Lakes in Alexandria, MN. On April 17, 1932 a baby girl was born to Edwin and Estella (Bakken) Brendmoe at their home in Todd County, MN. They named her Lydia Mavis and she was their only daughter and grew up with her brother, Ernest. She attended Osakis High School and graduated with the Class of 1951. After high school, Lydia attended the beauty school in St. Cloud, MN. She became a hair stylist and worked at a shop she operated in…

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    Sister Jeanette Quinn

    Sister Jeanette Quinn Sister Jeanette Quinn, 88, died on March 18, 2019, at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Francis Convent on Monday, March 25, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at St. Francis Convent on Sunday, March 24, from 4-8 p.m., with a Franciscan prayer service at 7 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Monday at 11 a.m. Jeanette was born on October 16, 1930, to Leo and Lucy (Spieker) Quinn in Belle River, Minn. She was the second of three children. The family moved to Osakis when Jeanette was in the third…

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    Gordon Lambertson

    February 2, 1940 to March 19, 2019 Gordon Lambertson Feb. 2, 1940 – March 19, 2019 OTTERTAIL, Minn. – Gordon Lambertson, 79, Ottertail, died Tuesday, March 19, in his home. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at United Methodist Church in Litchfield, Minn. Arrangements by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Services.