Area Obituaries

Louis “Junie” Effhauser, 89

Louis “Junie” Effhauser, 89, East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 in Valley Eldercare surrounded by his family. Louis Leroy Effhauser Jr. was born on October 23, 1929 in Grand Forks, ND the son of Louis Sr. & Rose (Trocha) Effhauser. Junie attended St. James Catholic Academy High School in Grand…

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Audrey D. Burfening, 90

Audrey D. Burfening, age 90 of Grand Forks, ND passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Valley Senior Living in Grand Forks, ND. Audrey DeNyce Larson was born on April 20, 1929 in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of Edwin “Whitey” and Loretta “Babe” (Vover) Larson.  Audrey grew up and attended school in East…

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Jane Mary Brown, 88

  Jane Mary Brown, 88, of Rochester, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Cottagewood in Rochester. Jane was born on June 27, 1931 in Bismarck, ND to William and Johanna (Hoeverman) Kiesel. She grew up in New Salem, ND and moved to Williams, MN where she graduated high school. Jane later moved to Baudette,…

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Terry J. Swanson, 65

  In loving memory of Terry J. Swanson 65 of Baudette, Minnesota who passed away at his home on Friday August 23rd 2019. Terry was born on November 25th, 1953 in Yokahama, Japan on an American Navel Base to Arvid Swanson and Yoshiko Taroshima.  He lived in Illinois for most of his life until retiring to…

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John “Jack” Carney, 90

John “Jack” Carney, 90, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. John Patrick Carney was born April 30, 1929 in Grand Forks, ND the son of Wallace and Lillian (Browell) Carney.  He was raised in East Grand Forks, MN and graduated from East Grand Forks High…

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Shirley Ann Vacura, 75

Shirley Ann Vacura, age of 75, passed away surrounded by family  at home on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Shirley  was born to  Melvin and Mabel (Torgeson) Nelson, was born on May 19, 1944 in Grand Forks, ND.  She attended school at Lewis and Clark and Central in Grand Forks.  She married Gary Vacura  in 1961…

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Virgil Marvin & Fern Edith Froemke

  Virgil Marvin Froemke died peacefully on July 29, 2017 in Renton, WA. He was born November 21, 1916 in Kennedy, MN to Fred & Mary (Kulberg) Froemke.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Evelyn Helly, Ruby Maijla, Ruth Ranthanen & Ferdi Fromke.    Froemke died peacefully, asleep at the home of Arney and…

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Johnnie “John” E. Shogren, 81

    Johnnie “John” E. Shogren, 81-year-old resident of the Brainerd Baxter Area passed away peacefully after a long battle with dementia on Monday, September 2. 2019 at Essentia St. Joseph’s Hospital.  A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Oak Street Chapel.  Visitation will be Friday…

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Dian Irwin, 78

Dian Irwin of North Branch died Sunday, August 25, 2019 at her home at the age of 78. Dian Ellen McKay was born June 19, 1941 to James and Alice (Nelson) McKay in Williams, Minnesota. Dian loved her children and her grandchildren. She loved to be called auntie cool, too. She also loved to watch…

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Ray W. Johnson, 96

A Funeral Services for Ray W. Johnson of Roseau, MN will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00AM at First United Lutheran Church in Roseau, MN. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 5-7PM at Helgeson Funeral Home with a Masonic Service at 7 followed by the family service. Interment…

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