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    Marvin Lucien Nelmark

    February 20, 1936 to July 19, 2019 Marvin Lucien Nelmark Feb. 20, 1936 – July 19, 2019 FARGO, N.D. – Marvin Lucien Nelmark, 83, Frazee, Minn., died Friday, July 19, in Sanford Medical Center. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by a funeral at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at Spruce Grove Apostolic Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake, Minn. The Rev. Dennis Hannu will officiate. Arrangements by Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids, Minn.

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    Clarence”Bid” Nyberg

    August 31, 1942 to July 13, 2019 Clarence “Bid” Nyberg The funeral service for Clarence “Bid” Nyberg of Hewitt was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Domian-Anderson Chapel in Bertha. Clarence, 76, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at his home in Hewitt, surround by family under the tender care of Knute Nelson Hospice. Clarence Adolph Nyberg was born to Clarence and Linda (Ziesemer) Nyberg on August 31, 1942, in Alexandria, MN. He attended country school and completed grades 7-12 at Bertha High School. He honorably served in the US Army from 1964 to 1966, during the Cold War. Clarence was united in marriage…

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    Lorraine Gallagher

    November 17, 1925 to July 13, 2019 Lorraine Gallagher The mass of Christian burial for Lorraine Gallagher, Wadena, was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. Lorraine, age 93, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Fair Oaks Lodge, Wadena, MN. Lorraine was born to Martin and Anna (Langer) DuMont on November 17, 1925, in Wadena, MN. After high school, she attended business school and worked at General Mills in Minneapolis. Lorraine was united in marriage to Francis “Fran” Gallagher on June 14, 1947, in Bluffton, MN. They enjoyed 64 years of married life. She…

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    Clarence Nyberg

    August 31, 1942 to July 13, 2019 Clarence Nyberg Aug. 31, 1942 – July 13, 2019 HEWITT, Minn. – Clarence Nyberg, 76, Hewitt, died Saturday, July 13, in his home. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m., followed by a funeral at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at the Domain-Anderson Chapel in Bertha, Minn. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery in Wrightstown, Minn. Military honors will be provided by MNAGHG and Elmer Goche Post 3922 VFW in Wadena. Arrangements by Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services.

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    Loren “Gene” Allen

    August 10, 1925 to July 9, 2019 Loren “Gene” Allen The funeral service for Gene Allen of Wadena, was held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at the Joyful Spirit United Methodist Church in Wadena, with Pastor Amy Dinkel-VanValkenburg presiding. Gene, age 93, passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Tri-County Health Care Hospital, in Wadena, MN. Loren Eugene “Gene” Allen was born to Clarence and Laura “Cecile” (Lowmiller) Allen on August 10, 1925, in Eagle Grove, IA, and grew up at the Health Home on Stocking Lake near Menahga, MN. After high school he served as a Staff Sargent in the US…

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    Lorraine Gallagher

    November 17, 1925 to July 13, 2019 Lorraine Gallagher Nov. 17, 1925 – July 13, 2019 WADENA, Minn. – Lorraine Gallagher, 93, Wadena, died Saturday, July 13, in Fair Oaks Lodge. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a rosary at 5 p.m. and a prayer service at 6 p.m., Friday, July 19, at Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services’ Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. Visitation will continue from 9:30-11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 20, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena. Father Aaron Kuhn will celebrate the Mass. Arrangements by Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services.

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    James Finck

    August 4, 1937 to July 4, 2019 James Finck The funeral service for James Finck of Verndale, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at Hope Chapel in rural Verndale. One month before his 82nd birthday, James passed away with family at his side on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN. James was born to Chris and Caroline (Weiher) Finck on August 4, 1937, at home, in Wadena County. He attended country school until the 8th grade. James was united in marriage with Laura “Lorraine” Warm on February 9, 1959, in Wadena, MN. Four children were born to this union. Jim…

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    Merlyn P. Rogge

    June 27, 1927 to July 4, 2019 Merlyn P. Rogge Merlyn Paul Rogge, age 92 formerly of Verndale, passed away on July 4, 2019 at the Meadow Place Assisted Living in Long Prairie. Merlyn was born June 27,1927 in Wilkin Cty, MN to Erna (Roth) and George Rogge. Merlyn married Arayla Rach at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Verndale on June 27, 1952. Merlyn started working at the age of 12 on the neighbor’s farm. He graduated high school as Salutatorian. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17. Upon discharge he became a bricklayer. He was an excellent mason. Farming came later in life. Merlyn enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He…

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    Romeo Goche

    November 3, 1926 to July 1, 2019 Romeo Goche The Mass of Christian Burial for Romeo Goche, of rural Verndale was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Bluegrass, with Father Lauren Germann as celebrant. Romeo, age 92, passed away July 1, 2019, at the Fargo VA Health System in Fargo, ND. Romeo “Romie” Nickolas Goche was born to Martin Anthony and Ethel Elnora (Bookhart) Goche on November 3, 1926, in Verndale, Wadena County, MN. Romie went to country school and then graduated from Verndale High School. Romie honorably served our country in the US Navy during WWII and Korea. His most significant…

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    Judy Lynn Paurus

    April 14, 1956 to July 2, 2019 Judy Lynn Paurus April 14, 1956 – July 2, 2019 WOLF LAKE, Minn. – Judy Lynn Paurus, 63, Wolf Lake, died Tuesday, July 2, in her home. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m., followed by a celebration of life at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 6, at Christ Lutheran Church in Wolf Lake. Arrangements by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Services.

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    Bethany Beckman

    May 8, 1957 to June 18, 2019 Bethany Beckman A memorial service for Bethany “Beth” Beckman (nee Enos) of Park Rapids, formerly of Wadena,will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday, July 11 with visitation from 12:00-2:30 pm at the Family Life Church in Verndale, with Pastor Amos Self presiding. Beth passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2019, at her home in rural Park Rapids, MN. Beth was born to Glen and Marian (Stewart) Enos on May 8, 1957, in the Belgian Congo, Ubangi Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Beth was devoted to her career in healthcare. She held various positions as an EMT, hospital and emergency room RN,…

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    Seth Kellen

    July 18, 1989 to June 24, 2019 Seth Kellen Seth Bradley Kellen, age 29 of Plymouth MN, formerly of Wadena MN, passed away on June 24th, 2019. The Mass of Christian Burial for Seth was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville, with Father Peter VanderWeyst as celebrant. Seth was born on July 18, 1989, to Cheryl (Halbur) and Michael Kellen in Wadena MN. He was baptized at St. Ann’s Church in Slayton MN and received First Communion and Confirmation at St. Ann’s Church in Wadena. Seth attended Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary and High School. While in high school he…

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    Larry A Gedde

    March 8, 1944 to June 27, 2019 Larry A Gedde March 8, 1944 – June 27, 2019 RICHFIELD, Minn. – Larry A Gedde, 75, Richfield, died Thursday, June 27, in his home. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, Minn. Visitation will continue from 1-2 p.m., followed by a service at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. The Rev. Tom Peterson, The Rev. Dr. Hans Wiersma and The Rev. Eric Walbolt will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery in Fergus Falls. Arrangements by Olson Funeral Home.

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    Ruth Ann Hemphill

    October 18, 1949 to June 23, 2019 Ruth Ann Hemphill Memorial services were held for Ruth Hemphill age 69, of Wadena, Minnesota on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Karvonen Funeral Home of Wadena, with Pastor Nate Loer officiating. Ruth Ann Hemphill was born on October 18, 1949 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Her parents are Margaret (Hodena) Hemphill and the late Robert Hemphill. Growing up Ruth’s hair was very blonde as she was known as “Swede”. She attended school in Buffalo, Minnesota and graduated from Escondido Union High School in San Diego, California with the class of 1970. Living in California Ruth enjoyed trips to Tijuana, Mexico.…

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    Florance Voge

    August 2, 1931 to June 21, 2019 Florance Voge Aug. 2, 1931 – June 21, 2019 PERHAM, Minn. – Florance Voge, 87, Deer Creek, Minn., died Friday, June 21, in Perham Living Center. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Schuller Family Funeral Home’s Johnson Schuller Chapel in Wadena, Minn. Visitation will continue from 9:30-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Friday, June 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek. Pastor Donald Wagner will officiate. Arrangements by Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services’ Johnson-Schuller Chapel.

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    Kessell Stave

    August 15, 1930 to June 21, 2019 Kessell Stave Aug. 15, 1930 – June 21, 2019 WADENA, Minn. – Kessell Stave, 88, Deer Creek, Minn., died Friday, June 21, in Tri-County Health Care Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Schuller Family Funeral Home’s Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., followed by a prayer service at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek. Pastor Donald Wagner will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service’s Johnson-Schuller Chapel.

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    Janice E. Erickson

    January 4, 1943 to June 20, 2019 Janice E. Erickson Janice Evelyn Erickson, age 76, of Verndale, passed away surrounded by her friends and family, on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Janice was born in Hollywood, California on January 4, 1943, to George Thomas & Evelyn Mary (Welch) Zamlich. She graduated from Mercy High School in 1961, then went on to college at San Francisco College for Women and graduated in 1965 with a degree in psychology. She married Lynn William Erickson on September 18, 1965, in San Francisco, California. The family grew and lived in many locations over the years, including, Moss Beach, CA,…

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    Sandy Winkels

    October 26, 1945 to June 14, 2019 Sandy Winkels The funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Sandy Winkels, of Wadena, will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 21, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 6:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall. Visitation will continue Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass. Sandra Kay Winkels, age 73 from Wadena, MN passed away on Fri. June 14, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was surrounded by her loving family. Sandy was born on Oct. 26,…

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    Loyel Clifford Salmela

    August 13, 1935 to June 17, 2019 Loyel Clifford Salmela Aug. 13, 1935 – June 17, 2019 DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Loyel Clifford Salmela, 83, Menahga, Minn., died Monday, June 17, in Ecumen Emmanuel Nursing Home. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home in Menahga. Arrangements by Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home.

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    Rose Wegscheid

    June 3, 1926 to June 16, 2019 Rose Wegscheid June 3, 1926 – June 16, 2019 WADENA, Minn. – Rose Wegscheid, 93, Wadena, died Sunday, June 16, in Fair Oaks Lodge. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m., followed by the memorial Mass at 11 a.m., Friday, June 21, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Blue Grass, Minn. Father Lauren Germann will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be at a later date in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Bluffton, Minn. Arrangements by Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Wadena.

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    Robert Poyzer

    March 31, 1928 to June 16, 2019 Robert Poyzer March 31, 1928 – June 16, 2019 CROSBY, Minn. – Robert Poyzer, 91, Crosy, formerly Fergus Falls, Minn., died Sunday, June 16, in Cuyuna Regional Medical Center . A service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Heartwood Presbyterian Homes in Crosby. Chaplain Susan Cline will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Messiah Lutheran Cemetery near Underwood, Minn. Arrangements by Olson Funeral Home.

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    Joseph Rice

    October 15, 1946 to March 18, 2019 Joseph Rice Oct. 15, 1946 – March 18, 2019 PALM DESERT, Calif. – Joseph Rice, 72, Palm Desert, died Monday, March 18, in Reliance Hospice. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Wadena (Minn.) City Cemetery. A celebration of life will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 927 Bretz Court in Wadena. Arrangements by Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena.

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    Dorn “Pat” McCormick

    February 15, 1931 to June 10, 2019 Dorn “Pat” McCormick Feb. 15, 1931 – June 10, 2019 PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – Dorn “Pat” McCormick, 88, Sebeka, Minn., died Monday, June 10, in St. Joseph’s Hospital. A memorial visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 1 p.m., Friday, June 14, at Assembly of God Church in Menahga, Minn. Arrangements by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service in Wadena, Minn.

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    Brian J. Bielema

    June 10, 1978 to June 7, 2019 Brian J. Bielema Brian Joseph “BJ” Bielema, age 40, of Brainerd, died on June 7, 2019 at his home. BJ was born on June 10, 1978 to Alan and Kristen (Vongroven) Bielema in Decatur, Illinois. He graduated with the class of 1996. BJ enjoyed fishing, frisbee golf, reading, and surfing the web for memes to share with his friends and family. He was also an avid MMA and football fan, having been involved in several Fantasy Football leagues. BJ is survived by his father, Alan; his sister, Abbey (Josh) Tauring; and aunts and uncles. He is preceded in death by his mother Kristen…

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    Helen Miller

    October 9, 1930 to June 8, 2019 Helen Miller Oct. 9, 1930 – June 8, 2019 MENAHGA, Minn. – Helen Miller, 88, Menahga, died Saturday, June 8, in her home. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills, Minn. Arrangements by Karvonen Funeral & Cremation Service in New York Mills.

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    Warren “Pete” Truax

    February 7, 1931 to June 5, 2019 Warren “Pete” Truax The celebration of life memorial service for Warren “Pete” Truax of Bertha, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Domian-Anderson Chapel in Bertha, with Pastor Nate Loer presiding. Visitation with the family will be held at the chapel in Bertha on Thursday from noon until the time of the service. Pete, age 88, passed away with his family at his side on June 5, 2019, at the St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie, MN, withcompassionate care provided by St. Williams Living Center and Knute Nelson Hospice. Warren “Pete” Truax was born to Van and…