Area Obituaries

Area Death: Melba Younggren, 89

  Melba L. Younggren, 89, of Hallock, Minn., passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Kittson Memorial Healthcare  Center in Hallock. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Austin Funeral Home, Hallock, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jack Frank Przekwas, infant

Jack Frank Przekwas was born on March 20, 2020, to his parents Mark and Megan Przekwas. They were so proud and excited to add a little boy to the mix. From the beginning, Jack was such a good sleeper and rocked at nursing. His long toes and fingers portrayed the big boy he was one…

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Nancy Leah (Berg) Coleman, 77

Nancy Leah (Berg) Coleman, 77, of Minneapolis, Minn., died on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Nancy, daughter of Mervin and Lillian M. (Courtney) Berg, grew up in Hallock, Minn., graduating from Hallock High School. She attended and graduated from Moorhead State University. She helped start the Tubman Chrysalis Women’s Center in Minneapolis and was a substance…

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Judy Reese, 74

After a prolonged illness, Judy Reese, 74, of Grand Forks, N.D., died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her family. Judith Ann Christensen, the daughter of Roy and Verna (Vilen) Christensen, was born on Sept. 6, 1945, at Hallock, Minn.  Judy attended school at Lancaster, Minn., and graduated from Lancaster High School…

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Steven Lee Hatten, 70

Steven Lee Hatten, 70, Plymouth, Minn., passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020. Steve graduated from Hallock High School, Hallock, Minn., in 1968. After graduation he moved to Minneapolis, Minn. Most of his years were spent bartending and managing the Crystal Palace in Crystal, Minn. Preceding Steve in death are his wife, Janice; his parents; his brothers,…

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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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