Area Obituaries

Nathan Foss, 11

Nathan Foss, 11, of East Grand Forks, Minn., died Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his home. Nate Foss was born May 8, 2008, in Grand Forks, N.D., the son of Darrin and Mary “Angie” A. (Martinez) Foss. He grew up in East Grand Forks and finished fifth grade at South Point Elementary School, East Grand…

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Marjorie Nelson, 96

Marjorie Nelson, 96, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Marjorie Kain was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Pembina, N.D., the daughter of William and Olga (Wilwant) Kain. She moved with her family to Northcote, Minn., at the age of 10 and later settled in…

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Katherine Braun, 74

Katherine Sue Braun, 74, of Mandan, N.D., passed away June 9, 2019, in a Mandan Care Center. Kathy was born on Dec. 6, 1944, to Anders and Virginia (Quale) Larson in Grand Forks, N.D. She was raised and educated in Hallock, Minn. She married Lee Nelson, to this union three daughters were born, Debbie, Karla…

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Arnold Christian, 81

Arnold Christian, 81, of Kennedy, Minn., passed away at his home on Sunday evening, June 30, 2019. Arnold Oliver Christian was born Nov. 28, 1937, at Warroad, Minn., to James and Ethel (Pommeraning) Christian. Arnold’s family moved to Kennedy when he was a young boy and he attended school there. Arnold enlisted in the U.S.…

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Darlene Turner, 82

Darlene Fay Turner, or more lovingly known as, “Thad’s wife”, died on July 1, 2019. She was born July 26, 1936, in Kennedy Minn., to Ella and Gudford Swanson. Ma Turner grew up on a farm with her sister Della Mae  (deceased) and brother Lyle (deceased). Darlene was born with a heart of gold. She…

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Pamela K. Anderson, 71

Pamela K. Anderson, 71, a lifelong resident of Hallock, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center on Wednesday evening, June 5, 2019. Pamela was born in Hallock on July 26, 1947, one of four children born to David and Kathleen (Stannage) Anderson. She attended Hallock Public schools and worked as a teller at Northwestern…

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Karen Johnson, 61

Karen Johnson, 61, Thief River Falls, Minn., and formerly of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Thief River Falls Care Center on Wednesday, May 22, 2018. Karen Jillaine Johnson was born April 4, 1958, in Karlstad, Minn., to Ray and Lillah (Goodrich) Johnson. She grew up on the family farm near Lancaster and graduated from Lancaster…

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Daniel W. Homstad, 51

Daniel W. Homstad, 51, Apple Valley, Minn., ended his life after a prolonged battle with depression on May 28, 2019. Dan was a former Hennepin County public defender and prosecutor, before opening his own law firm, Dan Homstad Defense, in Bloomington. Dan described himself as an attorney, dad, husband, Civil War student, baseball enthusiast, Vikings…

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James Halvorson, 61

Today we celebrate the life of James “Jim” Percival Halvorson. Jim was born April 3, 1957, in Thief River Falls, Minn., and grew up in Goodridge, Minn. As a young boy, he enjoyed basketball, hunting, fishing and trapping, which continued into his adulthood. He had a vast knowledge of everything related to the outdoors and…

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Rudolph Dembiczak, 79

Rudolph “Rudy” Dembiczak, 79, of Karlstad, Minn., passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Rudolph Alex Dembiczak was born March 18, 1940, in Greenbush, Minn., to Alex and Agnes (Bizek) Dembiczak.  He grew up near Greenbush and graduated from high school there in 1958. He worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle for…

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