Area Obituaries

Ann Bowman, 88

Ann Bowman, 88, passed away March 16, 2020, at her home in East Grand Forks, Minn. Ann Marie Andert was born March 31, 1931, to Paul and Agnes (Aanerud) in Morris, Minn. Ann attended grade school in Alberta, Minn. During her high school years the family moved to Northcote, Minn. and she graduated from High School…

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Roxanne Reaume, 68

Roxanne Ardis (Bylund) Reaume, Lancaster, Minn., died March 12, 2020, at Kittson Healthcare, Hallock, Minn. She was born in 1951 in Crookston, Minn., to Marlys and Roy Bylund from Lancaster. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1969. She attended Moorhead State until she married Nicholas Trudeson from Kennedy. The couple moved to New York…

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Judith 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, N.D., on March 12, 2020. Judi was born on March 4, 1947, in Warren, Minn., to Wells “Bunty” and Lorene (Palmer) Engelstad. Judi and her younger sister Linda grew…

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Reverend James Tillberry, 87

Reverend James (Jim) Jirak Tillberry, 87, of Hallock, Minn., went home to his Lord Jesus on Feb. 13, 2020. He will be remembered for his quick wit, big heart and commitment to seeking and sharing truth and wisdom. Jim was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on May 30, 1932, to Thomas Jordan and Helen Ann (Jirak)…

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Lora Jean Tillberry, 85

Lora Jean (Jester) Tillberry, of Hallock, Minn., went home to her Lord Jesus on March 1, 2020. She will be remembered for her deep love, sweet smile, unending kindness, gentle spirit, and her devotion to God. Jean was born in Wausau, Wisc., on July 17, 1934, to Carroll Floyd and Lora Wilhemina (Hoffmann) Jester. Jean…

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James Locken, 80

James “Jim” Fredrick Locken, 80, passed away on Feb. 14, 2020, at Altru Hopsital, Grand Forks, N.D. Jim was born on June 8, 1939, in Lancaster, Minn. to the late Fredrick and Anna (Oliver) Locken. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith and attended North Star Country School near Lancaster from 1945 to 1949 and…

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Pauline Christopherson, 91

Pauline Ellen Christopherson, 91, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock, Minn., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Pauline (Pearson) Christopherson was born at Swedish Hospital in Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minn., on Nov. 21, 1928, the daughter of P.F. and Ellen (Nelson) Pearson. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith in…

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William Lindberg, 72

William Lindberg,  72, died in the Kittson Memorial Nursing Home surrounded by friends and family on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, of PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a Parkinsonism syndrome) only three years after the initial diagnosis. William Lowell Lindberg was born on March 7, 1947, in Grand Forks to Duane and Gwen Lindberg. He and his…

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Andrew Thompson, 41

Andrew Thompson, 41, of Hillsboro, N.D., passed away unexpectedly while at work in Amenia, N.D., on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Andrew Robert Thompson was born on Sept. 28, 1978, to Robert and Catherine (Britten) Thompson. He was dedicated on Dec. 24, 1978, at the Assembly of God Church in Karlstad, Minn. He was also baptized…

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James Ingeman, 69

James Bryce “Jim” Ingeman, 69, of Crookston, Minn., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at his home in Fountain Hills, Ariz., with his beloved wife and family. Jim was born on Sept. 14, 1950, in Hallock, Minn., the son of the late Morris and Loes (Johnson) Ingeman. He grew up near Humboldt, Minn.,…

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