Area Obituaries

Karen Ann Mattison, 74

Karen Ann Mattison was born on November 5th, 1946 to Melvin and Eva Mattison in Baudette, MN.  She graduated from Baudette High School in 1964 and attended Business School in Thief River Falls for two years.  She then moved to Minneapolis and entered the workforce. She married Roger Kowalsky of Nashwauk, MN on August 5th,…

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Becky Lou Blawat, 60

  Becky Lou Blawat, aged 60, was a selfless and caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She left this world suddenly, with her two children at her side, on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Becky Lou Boyum was born September 30, 1960 in Greenbush, MN, the daughter of…

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Corey Allen Olson, 44

  Corey Allen Olson was born March 10, 1977 to Gary and Carol (Bendickson) Olson at Roseau, Mn.   His life on earth ended March 29,2021, in a car accident; and his new life with brother, Chad began. He was 44 years, 19 days young. Corey will be missed by his daughters: Jordyn (Joel) Minske and…

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Dinah Elizabeth (Farbo) Burkel, 79

  The Dear Lord called Dinah Burkel home on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.      Dinah Elizabeth (Farbo) Burkel was born on January 19, 1942 in Lancaster, MN to Fidessa and Odd Farbo. Dinah attended a country school in Caribou Township of Kittson County, later she attended Lancaster school, Dinah graduated at the top of her…

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Adam Wollin, 35

Adam Wollin, 35, of Karlstad, Minnesota passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. Adam Louis Wollin was born May 26, 1985 in Karlstad Memorial Hospital to Dwight and Camille (Aslagson) Wollin. He grew up in Karlstad and lived there until his passing. Adam was a member of First Lutheran Church and was baptized and confirmed there…

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Donna Mae Farstad, 95

Donna Mae Farstad, age 95 of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Donna Mae Sanders was born on January 30, 1926 in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of Albert and Alfreda (Allard) Sanders.  Donna grew up and attended school in East Grand Forks,…

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Marlys Deterling, 84

Marlys Deterling, 84, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 in Grand Forks, North Dakota due to complications from a fall. Marlys Caroline Baas was born August 19, 1936 to Theodore and Louise (Lendt) Baas near Storden, Minnesota. She attended Union Hospital School of Nursing in New Ulm, MN. She married Harvey Deterling on April…

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Bryce (“Bea”) E. Anderson, 70

Bryce (“Bea”) E. Anderson (age 70) of Minneapolis, MN passed away peacefully on March 14, 2021, following his ‘beat the odds’ 16-year journey through heart failure and related conditions. Bryce was born in Drayton, ND and raised in the Karlstad, MN area, as the eldest son of Raymond and Evelyn Anderson. Bryce is survived by…

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Richard A. Fay, 70

Richard A. Fay, 70, of Sarasota, FL (formerly Breckenridge, MN), passed away at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, March 21, 2021. A private family service will be held in the coming days. Condolences can be left at www.josephvertinandsons.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge. Richard…

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Johnathan Linder, 32

Johnathan Linder of Strathcona, MN passed away on March 22, 2021 at his rural Strathcona home. Service will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM in Grace Evangelical Church in Strathcona, MN with Reverend Curt Johnson Officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.…

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