Area Obituaries

Orville Reuben Israelson, 93

Orville Reuben Israelson, age 93, of Edina, went home to be with his Lord, on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Orville was born to Andrew (Chris) and Minnie (Heinze) on the family farm in the Lake Bronson, MN area on May 19, 1925. Orville attended school with his siblings in a one room country schoolhouse. He…

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Kristen (Kris) Pagnac Peak, 79

Kristen (Kris) passed away on April 23, 2018, due to complications following surgery, in Waco, TX. Kristen Emilie Peak was born on December 6, 1938, in New Ulm, MN, to Maurice and Gertrude Droen of Hanska, MN. Kris grew up in Hanska, graduating from Hanska High School in 1956. She received her BS degree in…

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Donald E. Melby, 79,

Donald E. Melby, 79, of Warroad, MN, formerly of rural Badger, MN, died on Sunday morning, July 8, 2018 in the Warroad Senior Living Center.       Donald Enock Melby, the son of Enock & Tilda (Dokken) Melby, was born on October 3, 1938 in Greenbush, MN, the 4th of 6 brothers.  He was baptized, confirmed,…

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Evangeline “Vangie” Carlson, 80

  Evangeline “Vangie” Carlson, 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 08, 2018 at her residence in Karlstad, MN with her loving family at her side. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Pastor Mitch Tolpingrud officiaiting. Visitation will…

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Rudy Wojiechowski, 85

Rudy Wojiechowski, 85, of Karlstad, MN, died Monday, July 2, 2018 in Karlstad Healthcare Center. Rudolph “Rudy” Alvin Wojiechowski was born February 9, 1933, the son of Aloys and Julia (Strom) Wojiechowski at Ross, MN. He grew up in Roseau County. He served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He married Lorraine Kalinowski…

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Jerry Youel Groves, 69

  Jerry Youel Groves, 69, of Lancaster, MN passed away from a heart attack on Wednesday, July 4th 2018, at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock, MN. Jerry was born February 3rd, 1949, in Fairfield, California, to Orbria and Anna (Penrod) Groves. Jerry attended school in Vacaville, California, and graduated in 1967. After graduation, he…

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Ingrid Perry, 85

  Ingrid Perry, age 85, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall, Minnesota. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., on…

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Ervin Gorsuch, 77

  , of Ervin Gorsuch, 77 Hallock, Minnesota passed away at his home on Monday, July 2, 2018. Ervin Rueben Gorsuch was born September 20, 1940 in Karlstad, Minnesota to William and Ragna (Haugen) Gorsuch, the first of 10 children. He grew to manhood near Karlstad and was raised in the Lutheran faith. He attended…

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Donald E. Melby, 79

Donald E. Melby, 79, of Warroad, MN, formerly of rural Badger, MN, died on Sunday morning, July 8, 2018 in the Warroad Senior Living Center.       Donald Enock Melby, the son of Enock & Tilda (Dokken) Melby, was born on October 3, 1938 in Greenbush, MN, the 4th of 6 brothers.  He was baptized, confirmed,…

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Rudy Wojiechowski, 85

Rudy Wojiechowski, 85, of Karlstad, MN, died Monday, July 2, 2018 in Karlstad Healthcare Center. Rudolph “Rudy” Alvin Wojiechowski was born February 9, 1933, the son of Aloys and Julia (Strom) Wojiechowski at Ross, MN. He grew up in Roseau County. He served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955. He married Lorraine Kalinowski…

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