Area Obituaries

Doris Olson, 89

Doris Alice (Smith) Olson, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away at Kittson Healthcare Center on January 9, 2019, in Hallock, MN, at the age of 89 years, 9 months, 21 days. Her family was at her side. Doris Smith was born on March 18, 1929, in Augsburg Township near Stephen, MN, to…

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Lance Cpl. Riley Kuznia, 20

Lance Corporal Riley Stephen Kuznia, 20, was born on September 17, 1998 in Bemidji, MN to Adam and Markelle Kuznia. Riley was tragically killed in the line of duty on January 1, 2019, at the Marine Barracks in Washington D.C., serving the country he loved. Riley felt that he needed to give back to his…

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Leslie Stensrud, 63

Leslie Stensrud, of Karlstad, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Karlstad Senior Living in Karlstad, MN, at the age of 63. Funeral Services were held on Friday, January 4, 2019, at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Thomas Puffe officiating. Les has decided to donate his body to…

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Gladys M. Schmalenberg, 96

Gladys M. Schmalenberg, age 96, of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Gladys Sabe was born on January 14, 1922, in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of the late Peter and Susan (Bushaw) Sabe.  She was raised in Grand Forks and went first to St. Mary’s Catholic School, then Central…

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Arthur “Art” Richard Miles, 82

Arthur “Art” Richard Miles, age 82, of East Grand Forks, MN , passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with his family by his side. Art was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  As a young man he relocated with his immediate family to Mexico City, Mexico, where he attended the National…

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Jean M. Osell, 77

Jean M. Osell, 77, of Grand Forks, ND fell asleep in death at Valley Eldercare Center with loving family by her side on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Jean Marie Drevecky was born September 4th, 1941, to Emil and Helen (Johnson) Drevecky in Walsh County, ND.  Jean grew up in rural Adams, ND.  She married Elmer…

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Elmer J. Doran, 99

Elmer J. Doran died on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Wellstead of Rogers MN at the age of 99 years. He was born on January 12, 1919 to Peter and Matilda Doran on a farm in Marshall County, between Thief River Falls and Holt, MN. He graduated from Thief River Falls High School and went…

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Theodore Peter Anthony Matelski, 81

  Theodore Peter Anthony Matelski passed away on January 1, 2019 at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND at the age of 81. Ted was born in Chicago, IL on February 13, 1937 to Stephen and Frances (Mager) Matelski.  He attended school at St. Stanislaus Kostka until the family moved back to northern Minnesota; where…

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Linda Katherine Moyer

  Linda Katherine Moyer departed us on Thursday December 27, 2018 surrounded by the love of her family. Born August 21, 1949 she cherished all rolls in her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt as well as being a dear friend to so many. She enjoyed sharing gifts of her…

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Reverend LeRoy V. Johnson, 91

LeRoy Vincent Johnson passed away peacefully in his Fountain Hills home on December 19, 2018. He was born May 3, 1927, in rural Karlstad, MN, to Peggy and Olaf Johnson. He was the seventh child in a family of eight. At age three, he contracted polio and was miraculously healed in response to the prayers…

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