Area Obituaries

John D. Olson, 72

John D. Olson (72), Graceton, MN passed away unexpectedly on July 11, 2019. John had many friends everywhere: Thief River Falls, Brookings, Baudette, and all places in between. He will forever be remembered for his incredible kindness, his big heart, his sense of humor and his enormous love of family and friends. Preceded in death…

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Helen Valborg Torkelson, 95

Helen Valborg Torkelson was born Dec, 3, 1923, near Strandquist, MN, to Carl and Ida (Rood) Torkelson and was baptized and confirmed at Hegland Lutheran Church near her home.  She attended grade school at the Fir Schoolhouse, and graduated from Karlstad High School in 1941.  Valborg attended LBI in Minneapolis for 1 year, followed by…

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Michael Eugene Kapphahn, 67

  Kapphahn, Michael Eugene, age 67, of Minneapolis, passed away following an acute medical event on May 22, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn. Michael was predeceased by his mother, Ellen, and brother, Jimmy. He is survived by his father, Keith “Fred” (Greenbush); a sister, Patty (Henning); and brothers, Greg (Alexandria) and Charlie (Elaine) (Greenbush). He is also survived…

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Laurene Boushee, 94

Laurene  Boushee, 94, entered her heavenly home in the arms of her loving children at her farm home on Friday, July 12, 2019. Laurene was born to Swedish Immigrants, the late Mandus and Elsa Swenson on July 16, 1924.  She was raised on Rhinehart Drive in East Grand Forks, MN.  She graduated from country school…

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Morris Blackberg, 91

Morris Blackberg, 91 of Karlstad passed away on Sunday, July 07, 2019 at Kittson Nursing Home in Hallock, MN. The funeral to celebrate Morris’s life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Burial will follow at Opdahl Cemetery, New Maine Township, Marshall…

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Harvey Hanson, 90

Harvey Hanson, 90, of Strathcona, MN died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in the Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, MN.       Harvey LeRayn Hanson was born on May 2, 1929 at home near Strathcona to parents Conrad & Minnie (Strandberg) Hanson.  He was an only child. Harvey was baptized on June 30, 1929.…

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Roger A. Dorow, 74

A Celebration of Life for of Williams, MN will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 3:30 PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Baudette, MN. Interment will be held at Potamo Cemetery at a later date. Roger passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at his home at the age of 74. In lieu…

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Pauleen Jorgenson, 67

  A Celebration of Life (funeral) for Pauleen M. Jorgenson of Roseau, MN will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Concordia Lutheran Church in Roseau, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Pauleen passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the age of…

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Shirley Ann Pender Forlenza, 72

  Shirley Ann Pender Forlenza. . It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019, at her brother’s home in Las Vegas, NV, under the care of hospice. Shirley Ann Forlenza was born on October 9, 1946, in Oklahoma City,…

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Bruce Hanson, 66

  Bruce Merrit Hanson passed away on June 12, 2019 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Bruce was born on August 3, 1952 in Roseau, Minnesota to Carl P.and Lois Mae (Stanley) Hanson. The family moved back to the area where Bruce attended the Hagen School until eighth grade. He graduated from Baudette High School…

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