Area Obituaries

Carroll Ray Nicholson, 92

Carroll Ray Nicholson, 92, Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away on Feb. 21, 2019. Born to Roy and Nora Marie Weberg Nicholson on Christmas Eve in 1926 in Kittson County, Hallock Village, Minn. Ray grew up on the family farm near Lancaster, Minn., together with his brother, Richard (Dick) Nicholson. He answered the call to service…

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Ronald Bernstrom, 80

Ronald Alden Bernstrom, born Aug. 1, 1938 in Lake Bronson Minn.,  entered into rest on May 11, 2019.  He passed peacefully after his long battle with Frontotemporal Dementia. Ron is survived by loving wife, Connie of 58 years; father of Tammy (Don) Wells, Jeff (Lynn) Bernstrom and Mary (Scott) Robichaud. Ron cherished his grandchildren, Chantel…

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Audrey J. Bockwitz, 85

Audrey J. Bockwitz, 85, of Hallock, passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Monday, May 6, 2019. Audrey Jayne Rice was born to Olaf and Ida Rice Aug. 29, 1933, in Crookston, Minn.  Audrey moved around in her early years following her dad and mom as her dad worked odd jobs. The family…

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Harry Carl Masloski, 80

Harry Carl Masloski, 80, Scandia, Minn, passed to eternal life on May 4, 2019. Harry was born in Hallock in 1938 to Anton & Mary (Polejewski) Masloski. Harry grew up in rural Lancaster and farmed until 1964 when he moved to the Twin Cities where he met Margaret Hafner. They were married June 5, 1965.…

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Bonnie Lee Clinton, 78

Bonnie Lee Clinton, 78, of Shakopee, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at St. Gertrude’s in Shakopee. Bonnie was born July 13, 1940, in Floyd County, Iowa, to Leslie and Lillian Elizabeth (Gilds) Russell. She was one of seven children. Bonnie’s family moved to Spring Park /Mound, Minn., where she graduated from Mound…

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Sheldon Aubrey Stenquist, 82

Sheldon Stenquist, 82, died on March 28, 2019. He was born May 16, 1937, in Hallock to Helmer and Grace Stenquist and was one of five children born to them. After enlisting in the Navy, he moved from Minnesota to California where he was married and had four children: Ingrid, Bridget, Heidi and Sheldon Jr.…

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Kevin Albrecht, 57

Kevin Scott Albrecht, 57, of Ringling, Mont., formerly of Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Kevin was born March 23, 1961, in Minneapolis, the son of Howard and Mary (Cooper) Albrecht. Kevin graduated from Silver Lake High School Class of 1979. He served…

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Adeline Grahn, 86

Adeline Ethel Grahn, 86, of Lake Bronson, Minn., passed away suddenly on Friday March 22, 2019, at Kittson Healthcare, Hallock. Adeline was born in Caribou Township on March 30, 1932, to Albert and Ethel Ekholm. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1950. She was confirmed in the Covenant Church in Lancaster. She then graduated…

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Luverne Kiene, 94

Luverne Kiene, 94, of Kennedy, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock, Minn., on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Luverne was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Underwood, Minn., to Maurice and Christine Woldy. Luverne and husband, Ell, were involved in farming their entire lives in the Kennedy area. After Ell’s death in 1971,…

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Allen Clow, 65

Allen Ray Clow, 65, passed away with dignity March 26, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D., surrounded by family presence and love. Allen was born Jan. 31, 1954, in Grand Forks to Johnny and Elsie (Hoffmann) Clow. He was raised with his older brothers, Gary and Galen, on the family farm near Orleans,…

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