Area Obituaries

Marilyn Swanson, 84

Marilyn “Polly” Swanson, age 84, of Ada, Minn., formally Twin Valley, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada. Marilyn Joan Bratlie was born on Aug. 24, 1935, to Clifford and Myrtle (Johnson) Bratlie near Kennedy, Minn. Following her graduation from Kennedy High School, Polly helped on the farm. She met Charles…

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Paul E. Morehead, 62

Paul E. Morehead, 62, of Moorhead, Minn., passed away peacefully after losing his battle with cancer on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in his home surrounded by family. Paul Edward Morehead was born June 12, 1957, to Charles and Evie (Benson) Morehead in Moorhead. Paul was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. He graduated from…

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Gerald Anderson, 84

Gerald Anderson, 84, of Roseau, Minn., passed away at Lifecare Manor in Roseau on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, with loved ones by his side. Gerald Conrad Anderson was born May 3, 1935, in Lake Bronson, Minn., the son of Melvin and Ida (Lindquist) Anderson. Gerald was raised in Lake Bronson and graduated from high school…

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Nicholas Paul Truedson, 69

Nicholas Paul Truedson, 69, died suddenly on Oct. 9, 2019, at his home in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Nicholas was born on June 19, 1950, in Crookston, Minn., the son of  Birtle and Myrtle (Gillie) Truedson. He grew up on a farm east of Kennedy, Minn., with his parents and older brother.  He graduated from Kennedy…

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David Lawrence Doft, 76

David Lawrence Doft, 76, died Sept. 17, 2019, in a kayaking accident in Red Feather Lakes, Colo. David was a man of amazing kindness, boundless energy and gentle humor.  During his career as a school social worker in the St. Peter, Minn., area, he was a tireless advocate for at-risk children and helped countless young…

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Cheryl Anderson, 72

Cheryl Ann (Nay) Anderson of Halma, Minn., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at the Kittson Memorial Nursing Home. Cheryl had courageously fought cancer since 2016. Cheryl was born May 30, 1947, to Thelma (Thompson) and Fred (Toby) Nay in Hallock, Minn. She attended most of her school years in Lake Bronson, graduating…

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Amber Redmann, 36

Amber Leigh (Johnson) Redmann, 36, of Drayton, N.D., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at her home. Amber was born on Nov. 4, 1982, in Grand Forks, N.D., the precious first-born child to Lon and Cindy (Mattson) Johnson. She attended Drayton Public School and graduated in 2001. She continued her education at North…

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William Farbo, 87

William “Bill” Farbo died on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the age of 87 at Perham Living in Perham, Minn. Bill was born on May 5, 1932, the eldest of eight children to Odd and Fidessa (Wilkie) Farbo at their farmstead in Blooming Valley Township, Roseau County, Minn. Bill lived with his parents most of…

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Byron Lee Bowman, 73

Byron Lee Bowman, 73, of Greeley, Colo., passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo., following complications from an aortic dissection. Byron was born on Aug. 21, 1945, in Hallock, Minn., to Glen and Violet (Jacobson) Bowman. He graduated from Kennedy High School in 1963 and spent…

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Maynard Clifford Docken, 95

          Maynard Clifford Docken, 95, of Hallock, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Maynard was born on July 31, 1924, in Juneberry, Roseau County, Minn., the son of John and Tilda Docken. He attended grade school at Juneberry Country School. Maynard was the youngest of four children. His…

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