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Area Obituaries

Rev. Charles Lindgren, 91

Reverend Charles Lindgren, age 91, of Gaylord, Minn., passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia. Memorial Service will be Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, 11 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment at a later date in Oakland Cemetery at Oakland, Nebraska. Gathering of family and friends will…

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Esther Paulson, 91

Esther Paulson, 91, of Karlstad, Minn., passed away, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at her home. Esther Carol (Haattvedt) Paulson, the daughter of Arthur and Grace (Smith) Haattvedt, was born on Aug. 28, 1931, near Halma, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed at Eidsvold Church in Halma. Esther attended school in Halma and graduated from Karlstad…

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Peggy Lee Porter, 72

Peggy Lee Porter, 72, of Halma, Minn., lost her fight to cancer on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, surrounded by her loving family as she lifted her hand to the Lord. Peggy, the second child of Glendon and Lela (Pederson) Spilde, was born on Nov. 18, 1949, in Hallock Minn. Peggy grew up in Halma, Minn.,…

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Brian Anderson, 47

Brian Anderson, 47, of Karlstad, Minn., passed away at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D., on Sunday, Sept.18, 2022. Brian LeRoy Anderson was born Aug. 4, 1975, in Crookston, Minn., the son of Roger and Bonnie (Patrick) Anderson. Brian grew up in the Halma-Karlstad area and attended Karlstad schools. In his youth, Brian worked at many…

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Emma Elizabeth Olson Magnuson, 98

Emma Elizabeth Olson Magnuson, 98, passed away peacefully with family at her bedside on July 5, 2022, in San Jose, Calif. Emma was born on the family farm in Lake Bronson, Minn., delivered by her maternal grandmother. She was the second generation of Scandinavian immigrants and farmers. She was the third child of four children…

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Bernice Bengtson, 101

Bernice Bengtson, 101, went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Sept. 8. She passed away at home with her daughter, Kris, by her side. Bernice was born on Nov. 17, 1920, in Pembina, N.D., to William and Olga (Wilwand) Kain. She was one of five children. She grew up on a…

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Ruby Peterson, 86

Ruby Peterson, 86, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away peacefully at Kittson Memorial Hospital in Hallock on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. Ruby Pearl Kleven was born Feb. 24, 1936 in Karlstad, Minn., to Carl and Helga (Hanson) Kleven. She grew up in Karlstad and attended school there. After completing her education she worked as a nanny…

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Joel Dunn, 83

Joel Dunn, 83, of Hallock, Minn., died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. Joel Edward Dunn was born in Grand Forks on Oct. 17, 1938 to Ray and Katie (Salmonson) Dunn. Joel grew up in Hallock graduating from high school in 1956. After completing his education he worked in Kittson…

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William Dale Karol, 84

William Dale Karol, 84, of Columbia Heights, Minn., passed away Aug. 1, 2022. Bill was born on Jan. 12, 1938, to Mary (Safruik) and George Karol at Kittson War Veterans Memorial Hospital in Hallock, Minn., the sixth of nine children. He grew up in rural Lancaster, Minn. In 1960, at 22, he joined the Army…

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Helen Elaine (Moore) Gillie, 78

Helen Elaine (Moore) Gillie, 78, passed away peacefully March 6, 2022 in Minnesota. Helen was born in Hallock, Minn., Feb. 29, 1944, to Blaine and Clara Gillie. She graduated in 1962 from Hallock High School. She spent time in nursing school at the University of North Dakota and later accepted a position at Blue Cross…

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