Area Obituaries

Bonnie Gilbertson, 69

Bonnie Gilbertson passed peacefully in her home March 21, 2021. Bonnie Joy Wilmer was born June 11, 1951, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Drayton, N.D., as a preemie to Ralph and Mabel Wilmer. She grew up in Teien Township, Kittson County, on their family farm. Bonnie was actively involved in youth activities at the Teien…

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Wayne Stewart, 74

Wayne Stewart, 74, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D., on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Wayne Glen Stewart was born April 24, 1946, at Hallock, Minn., to Glen and Melvy (Carlson) Stewart of Humboldt, Minn. Wayne was baptized and confirmed in the Humboldt United Methodist Church. He attended grade school…

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Rodney Erickson, 80

Rodney Erickson, 80, Hallock, Minn., and formerly of Greenbush, Minn., passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Rodney Clark Erickson was born in Greenbush on Jan. 25, 1941, the son of Lloyd and Goldie (Anderson) Erickson. He attended rural Haug and Haug Leo schools, rural Greenbush, through the eighth grade and graduated…

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Reba Helene (Gorsline) Cole, 80

Reba Helene (Gorsline) Cole, 80, of Hallock, Minn., passed away peacefully at the Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center on March 10, 2021, after a short illness. Reba was born Jan., 6, 1941, in Ontario, Canada, to Hollet and Marion Gorsline. She grew up in Demorestville, Ontario, and met the love of her life, John, while attending…

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Bonnie Marie Shostedt, 70

Bonnie Marie Shostedt, 70, passed away on March 6, 2021, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family after a short battle with cancer. Bonnie was born July 17, 1950, to Violet and Dennis Nelson in Hallock, Minn. She was a kind and generous person and loved by so many. After graduating high school, Bonnie…

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Mark D. Anderson, 94

Mark D. Anderson, 94, formerly of Donaldson, Minn., died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Edgewood Memory Care in East Grand Forks, Minn. Mark was born June 18, 1926, in Kennedy, Minn., the son of Casper and Ellen (Vilen) Anderson. Mark grew up in the Donaldson area and attended local schools. He served as a…

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Betsy Jeanette Przekwas, 3

Betsy Jeanette Przekwas was born to Matthew and Jacki Przekwas on Sept. 12, 2017, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D. She went home to be with Jesus on Feb. 20, 2021. From day one, Betsy was a joy to our family. Clarence, Adina, Clifford and Clancy were thrilled to have a baby sister, and…

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Robert “Bob” Gary Mattson, 80

Robert “Bob” Gary Mattson, 80, of Hoyt Lakes, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at the Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth, Minn. Bob was born at home in Lancaster, Minn., on June 23, 1940, to Herbert and Helen (Heinrich) Mattson. Bob graduated from Lancaster High School in 1958 and the family moved to…

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Mary JoAnne (Thibodo) Visness, 73

Mary JoAnne (Thibodo) Visness, 73, of Baudette , Minn., passed away on Feb. 20, 2021, at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Gilbert, Ariz. Mary was born on Aug. 17, 1947, in Warren, Minn., to Ralph and Waltra Thibodo. She graduated from Stephen High School in 1965. She married Kent Visness on Oct. 11, 1969. They raised…

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Luella M. Quiner, 85

Luella M. Quiner, 85, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, with family at her side. Luella was born April 19, 1935, to Isaac and Signie (Hanson) Isaacson in Lancaster. She was the oldest of five children and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Sion Lutheran, Lancaster. Luella…

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