Area Obituaries

Richard W. Thompson, 96

Richard W. Thompson, born on October 14, 1923 in Buffalo, NY, died on March 10th at Parkhaven Retirement Community in Manhattan, MT.  Manhattan is a lovely farm community close to Bozeman, where he received excellent love and care from their care partners.  His children, Sally, David and Mary Jo were at his side when he…

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Robert (Bob) Paul Greiner, 87

Robert (Bob) Paul Greiner, of Traer, passed away March 27th of complications due to Alzheimer’s. He was born Nov. 4, 1932, on a farm near Floyd Crossing, IA, the oldest son of Paul and Magdalen Greiner.  Robert grew up on a farm in the Dinsdale area. One of his fondest accomplishments was being a player…

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Richard A. Bilyeu, 63

Richard A. Bilyeu, age 63, of Bovey, MN, passed away at his home on Thursday, March19, 2020. Richard was born to Glen and Teresa (Hasbargen) Bilyeu in Robbinsdale, MN in 1957. Richard grew up in Birchdale, MN and attended Indus High School in Baudette, MN. For a few short years after graduation he farmed, but…

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Gary Bailey, 71

Gary Bailey of Williams, MN, was able to walk down the next road on March 23, 2020.  He was lovingly taken care of for nearly four years at the Lakewood Care Center in Baudette, MN. Gary was born on July 28, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN, to Katherine Bailey. His mom later married Thomas Duderstadt who…

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Duane Lee Berger, 71

  Duane Lee Berger, age 71, of Crookston, MN, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with his family by his side. Duane was born on October 20, 1948, in Red Wing, MN, to Ed and Olive Torkelson. He was then adopted and raised by Clifford and Effie…

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John Richard Smilowski, 72

John Richard Smilowski was born in Chicago, IL on April 20, 1947 to Chester and Beverly (Grasky) Smilowski. After his schooling John entered the United States Army where he learned many skills including how to drive truck. After his time in the Army, John worked various jobs before accepting a job with Standard Oil as…

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Judy Ann (Engelstad) Spilde, 73

Judith Ann (Engelstad) Spilde passed away peacefully due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 73 years and 8 days at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, North Dakota, on March 12, 2020. Judi was born on March 4, 1947 in Warren, Minnesota, to Wells “Bunty” and Lorene (Palmer) Engelstad. Judi and her younger sister Linda…

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Velma L. Lund, 89

  Due to the recent guidelines set forth by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak. A PRIVATE funeral service will be held for Velma L. Lund of Warroad, MN. Velma passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the age of 89. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials…

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Todd Kevin Clark, 69

Todd K. Clark, 69, longtime resident of Hibbing died Friday, March 13, 2020 at CHI Lakewood Health Care Center in Baudette, MN.  He was born on May 24th, 1950 to Jeanne “Toy” and Douglas “Mike” Clark in Duluth, MN.  Todd attended Chisholm schools for several years and graduated from Hibbing High School in 1968.  He…

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Ronald Robert Johnson, 65

  Ronald Robert Johnson was born October 3rd, 1954 in Warroad, MN to Robert Johnson and Ione (Remillard) Carlson. Ron graduate from Williams High School in 1972. He was married to Linda Butler in October 1972. From this marriage came three children: Robert, Traci and Katherine. In 2007, Ron married Geraldine Nelson. Ron started his…

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