Area Obituaries

Michael Jerome Kasprowicz was born on May 3, 1949, and passed away from natural causes on his 71st birthday, May 3, 2020, in his home at Cherrywood Village, Grand Forks, ND. Mike Kasprowicz was one of seven children born to Sylvester and Clara (Bukowski) Kasprowicz. He lived with his family on their farm northeast of…

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Daniel J. Formato Jr., 78

Daniel J. Formato Jr., age 78, of Monticello passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Centra Care Hospital in Monticello. Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Minnetrista Baptist Church (8325 Kennedy Memorial Drive) in St. Bonifacius with Rev. John McNabb as officiant. Gathering of family and…

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Eleen Murial Barrett, 62

  Eleen Murial Barrett was born on August 8, 1953 in Greenbush to the late Kennis and Lila (Lorenson) Anderson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Bethel Lutheran Church in Greenbush and attended school at Greenbush where she graduated from in 1971. Following school she moved to Texas and the twin…

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Larry Monroe Bothum, 80

  Larry Monroe Bothum of Fargo, ND (formally of Karlstad, MN) passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021 at the age of 80. His battle with Parkinson’s disease over the past 20 years showcased how he led his life with courage and grace through challenges while always greeting each person he came across with a…

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Merlyn Alme, ,70

Merlyn Alme, of Greenbush, MN, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at his residence in Greenbush, MN, with his loving family by his side. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, MN, with Pastor Alex Amiot officiating.  Burial will follow…

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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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