Area Obituaries

James Locken, 80

James “Jim” Fredrick Locken, 80, passed away on Feb. 14, 2020, at Altru Hopsital, Grand Forks, N.D. Jim was born on June 8, 1939, in Lancaster, Minn. to the late Fredrick and Anna (Oliver) Locken. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith and attended North Star Country School near Lancaster from 1945 to 1949 and…

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Pauline Christopherson, 91

Pauline Ellen Christopherson, 91, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock, Minn., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Pauline (Pearson) Christopherson was born at Swedish Hospital in Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minn., on Nov. 21, 1928, the daughter of P.F. and Ellen (Nelson) Pearson. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith in…

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William Lindberg, 72

William Lindberg,  72, died in the Kittson Memorial Nursing Home surrounded by friends and family on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, of PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a Parkinsonism syndrome) only three years after the initial diagnosis. William Lowell Lindberg was born on March 7, 1947, in Grand Forks to Duane and Gwen Lindberg. He and his…

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Andrew Thompson, 41

Andrew Thompson, 41, of Hillsboro, N.D., passed away unexpectedly while at work in Amenia, N.D., on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Andrew Robert Thompson was born on Sept. 28, 1978, to Robert and Catherine (Britten) Thompson. He was dedicated on Dec. 24, 1978, at the Assembly of God Church in Karlstad, Minn. He was also baptized…

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James Ingeman, 69

James Bryce “Jim” Ingeman, 69, of Crookston, Minn., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at his home in Fountain Hills, Ariz., with his beloved wife and family. Jim was born on Sept. 14, 1950, in Hallock, Minn., the son of the late Morris and Loes (Johnson) Ingeman. He grew up near Humboldt, Minn.,…

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Helen Jeannine Howe, 91

Helen Jeannine Howe, 91, of Greeley, Colo., and formerly of Hallock, Minn., passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Bonell Good Samaritan Community in Greeley. Helen was born on Dec. 22, 1928, in Sigourney, Iowa, to Charles O. and Helen E. (Dupuis) Dalbey. She grew up and received her education in Sigourney, graduating in 1946.…

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Lorraine Carlson, 90

Lorraine Carlson, 90, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Hospital in Hallock early Friday morning, Feb. 7, 2020. Lorraine Elsie Spilde was born March 16, 1929, at Halma, Minn., to  Severt and Cora (Thomson) Spilde. Lorraine attended school in Halma for eight years, attended high school in Karlstad and graduated from there. After…

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John Krawchuk, 76

John Krawchuk, 76, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at his home on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. John Roy Krawchuk was born Nov. 9, 1943, at Hallock, Minn., to Bill and Mary (Sandul) Krawchuk. He grew up near Lancaster and graduated from high school there in 1961. John went on to attend Mayville State Teachers College…

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Marwood Hunstad, 79

Marwood “Woody” Laurence Hunstad died peacefully at home in rural Pillager, Minn., on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Woody was born Aug. 11, 1940, in Thief River Falls, Minn., to Jens and Agnes (Stanghelle) Hunstad. He graduated from Agricultural College in Crookston, Minn., and spent a year at the University of Minnesota. He married his wife,…

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Eleanor Lang, 89

Eleanore Grace (Locken) Lang, Spokane, Wash.,  passed peacefully on Jan. 13, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Selmer and Selma Locken; husband, Clarence Forrest (Red) Lang; two brothers, Kenneth and Russell; two sisters, Doris Sele and Marilyn Aubertin. She is survived by a sister,  Sandy Martin, and several nephews and nieces,  great-nephews…

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