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Beverly Ann (Grant) Okke
Beverly Ann (Grant) Okke, 70, of Fargo, ND passed away on September 16, 2013 peacefully at her residence. Beverly resided in Fargo, ND for the past sixteen years. She married Walter P. Okke on February 4, 1961 in Moorhead, MN. Together they made their home in Glyndon, MN, on a farm and raised six children. Bev had multiple jobs throughout her life but the most memorable was working for the VA hospital.

She enjoyed gardening, bowling, bingo, recipes, crossword puzzles and reading books. Bev especially loved the holidays when the entire family would get together.
Wednesday, September, 18, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Roberta Heflin
Roberta Heflin, 92, West Fargo, ND died on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo, ND.

Roberta Marie Greenheck was born March 5, 1921 at McHenry, ND to Hubert and Elizabeth (Zanzinger) Greenheck. She grew up at Wahpeton, ND and graduated from high school in 1939. She married Houston Heflin in Wahpeton. They made their home in West Fargo in 1940 where they raised their family. Roberta was active in the Blessed Sacrament Parish for many years. She was the family matriarch and loved gardening, playing cards and crossword puzzles. She entered ManorCare in 2005.
Tuesday, October, 01, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Sharon E. Gale
Sharon E. Gale of Loveland, Colorado passed away on December 9, 2013 in her home. She was born on January 30, 1948 in Grafton, North Dakota, to Marcus and Doris O'Leary. She later graduated from Grafton High School.

Sharon married Rodney Gale on August 24, 1974 in Fargo, North Dakota. She resided in Fargo until 2010, at which time she moved to Loveland, CO. She was an LPN for 42 years, working in the ICU for many years and in Pediatrics. She enjoyed reading, cooking, baking and walking. She loved spending time with family and quizzing her brain with crosswords. Sharon had a wonderful sense of humor and had a way of making people happy.
Sunday, December, 15, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Willys T. Ellwein
Willys T. Ellwein, age 95, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013, in Eventide Senior Living, Moorhead, MN. Willys was born May 5, 1918, on the family farm near Flandreau, SD, to William and Belle Thorson. She attended school in Egan, SD, and later continued her education at Nettelton Business School in Sioux Falls, SD. In 1943, she married Harold Ellwein shortly before he was shipped overseas to fight in the South Pacific in World War II. After the war they made their home in Sioux Falls where they raised their four children. Over the years, Willys worked in bookkeeping and accounting. After Harold’s passing and her retirement, she moved to Rapid City, SD, until 2003 and then relocated to Moorhead. She enjoyed sewing, playing the piano, playing Bridge, camping, crossword puzzles and especially reading.

Willys is survived by her daughter, Janet Sater of Moorhead; sons, Jay Ellwein of Louisville, CO, Marc (Tammy) Ellwein of Sioux Falls, SD; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and brother, Vernon Thorson.
Tuesday, September, 10, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Lorna J. (Jordahl) Horpedahl

Lorna Jean (Jordahl) Horpedahl died peacefully at home in Fargo on Monday, January 6, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born August 8, 1954, in Aurora, CO, to Jerome and Nona Jordahl during a trip across the country. She grew up and attended school in Velva, ND, before moving to Lake Park, MN, where she graduated from high school. Lorna then continued her education at Hutchinson Vocational Tech, where she received her Associate Degree. On March 10, 1990, she married Ron Horpedahl in Lake Park, and together they made their home in Fargo. Lorna had a special love for care giving which encompassed both her personal and professional life. She cared for many children throughout her 20 years of running a daycare and even took a year to take care of the elderly at a local assisted living facility. She had been an active member of Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in Fargo and enjoyed spending time with her family, her “lake family,” knitting, doing crossword puzzles and scrapbooking.
Wednesday, January, 08, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Hilma Beatrice Virnala
Hilma Beatrice Virnala passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, at Perham Health, Perham, MN surrounded by her family.

Hilma Anderson was born November 28, 1928, to Hugo and Hilda (Hyrnkansas) Anderson in Otto Township. She attended District 160 and was confirmed in the Apostolic Lutheran Church in 1944. In 1945, she moved to Minneapolis to work until 1947. On September 13, 1947, Hilma married Rudolph V. Virnala. They lived in Chicago, Ill., until 1948 when they moved back to the Virnala farmstead and farmed until retiring in 1983. Through the years, she worked various jobs including the Mills Hospital and as a chef at The Chalet in Ottertail. Hilma enjoyed gardening, reading, crossword puzzles and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, daughter Janeen, sister Helen, brothers Alvin, Floyd, and Wesley. Hilma is survived by her children: Janice Andvik, Moorhead; James, New York Mills; Julie (Bill) Tessar, Moorhead; and Jackie, New York Mills; son-in-law: Cliff McLain, Moorhead; 6 grandchildren: Aimee Rastedt, Fargo; Ryan Rastedt, Fargo; Stacy (Ryan) Fecho, Savage; Josie Virnala, New York Mills; Jon-Erik Virnala, Moorhead; Daniel McLain, Moorhead; 4 step-grandchildren: TJ Tessar, Moorhead; Thayer Tessar, Fargo; Elizabeth McLain, Moorhead; Heidi (Scott) Nordin, Grand Forks; Jill (Mike) Brethorst, Melrose; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Marshall, Marvin, and Stanley (Julia) Anderson; sister Agnes (Jim) Winchester as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Thursday, March, 20, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Clay County residents named lottery winners
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Several residents of Clay County have been named as lottery winners. They include:
Saturday, May, 25, 2013 - INFORUM - News

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Janice Torson
Janice Torson of Moorhead, MN passed away at Sanford Health on Thursday, April 18th. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Hazel Glasgow, and her siblings Audrey Tschache and James Glasgow Jr. She is survived by her brother Colin Glasgow, her daughters Jane Torson (Tom Reinertson) and Nancy Torson (Rick Stern), her son-in-law Terry Murphy, and her grandson Adam Torson. She was also blessed with step-grandchildren Elena (John) Dagit, Erica Stern, Ted Stern, and her great-granddaughter Lauren Dagit.

Janice was born in Barnesville, MN on September 9th, 1928, and spent summers at her family cottage on Pelican Lake. There she learned deep devotion to family and made lifelong friendships. In 1946 she graduated from Barnesville High School where she was the Homecoming Queen. She graduated from Moorhead Teachers College and married David Torson in 1950, and went on to teach school in Hillsboro and Barnesville. In later years she worked at the Midweek Eagle in West Fargo.
Sunday, April, 21, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Yvonne “Toots” G. Bergeson
Yvonne “Toots” G. Bergeson, 80, Fargo passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Kindred Hospital, Fargo.

Yvonne was born April 6, 1933 in Littlefork, Minnesota to Lewis “Teddy” and Mabel (Boutin) Pettis. Yvonne married John Bergeson on August 6, 1981 in Breckenridge, MN. They made their home in Fargo.
Wednesday, July, 03, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Betty Lou Martin
Betty Lou Martin was born in Moorhead, MN on January 9, 1932 to Nina and Clarence Nelson, and was the oldest of three children. She went home to be with her Lord on July 6, 2013 at her home in Brea, CA. She attended Moorhead High School and married her high school sweetheart, Donald D. Martin, on April 28, 1951. Betty, Donald and their three young boys moved to Anaheim, CA in 1961 where two daughters joined their family. Betty was active at Betsy Ross Elementary School in Anaheim in the PTA and as a noon supervisor.

She was a wonderful mother, supporting all her children in their many activities. She went to work for School Portraits as a photographer’s assistant when her children were grown. Betty and Donald resided in Anaheim for 18 years and in Brea for the past 34. Betty and Donald were long time members of Grace Lutheran Church in Anaheim, and then attended Zion Lutheran Church. Betty attended Christ Lutheran Church in Brea where she was lovingly cared for and supported as she battled cancer.
Thursday, July, 11, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Virginia A. Stitzer
Virginia A. Stitzer, 87 formerly of Detroit Lakes/Jamestown, ND area, passed away on Aug. 3rd, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. Graveside services will be held on August 24th, 2013 at 11:30 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, Mn.

Virginia was born on September 9th, 1925 to Carl and Alice (Dahlin) Freeberg in Omaha, Ne. She met and married Horace "Bob" Stitzer in Omaha, Ne. on November 25th, 1944. Bob and Virginia traveled while Bob was in the military. After his discharge, they moved to Carrington, ND where they owned and operated the S&S Coffee Shop. They moved to Jamestown, ND in 1953 where Bob was a salesman for American Hardware Mutual Insurance Co. and Virginia started the Jamestown Answering Service which she operated out of their home.
Sunday, August, 18, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Nancy P. Davis
Nancy P. Davis, 82, Sartell, MN died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Legends of Heritage Place, Sartell, MN.

Funeral services are pending. Funeral arrangements by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.
Tuesday, February, 25, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Robert Bruce McKibben
Robert B. "Rob" McKibben, 64 of Minneapolis, MN formerly of Fargo and Valley City, ND passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 as a result of complications due to Diabetes.

Rob was born in Valley City, ND on March 7, 1950 to Robert E. and Eunice (Mikelson) McKibben. Rob graduated from Valley City High school in 1968. After graduation, he went to Concordia College of Moorhead for his bachelor's degree. He then went on to dental school at the University of Minnesota and received his D.D.S degree in 1976 and shortly after opened his dental practice in Valley City, ND. He enjoyed working and living in the community in which he grew up, and was a member of the International College of Dentists, the Regional Board of Dental Examiners, and President of the Central District Dental Society. He retired from dentistry in 2010, after 30 plus years working chairside with Nancy Rierson.
Sunday, March, 23, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Doris Gigler
Doris Gigler, 91, of Fargo, ND, died Friday, April 19, 2013, at Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo, ND.

Enid Doris Boreen was born December 5, 1921, at Flom, MN, the daughter of George and Christine (Nelson) Boreen. She was raised in Flom and graduated from Twin Valley (MN) High School in 1939. After graduation she moved to Minneapolis where she worked at Honeywell and later returned to Twin Valley.
Wednesday, April, 24, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Sarena L. Wendel
Sarena Wendel, 95, Fargo, ND, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Sarena L. Gossell was born December 10, 1917 to Carl and Bertha (Venske) Gossell at Bertha, MN. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church – Missouri Synod, and graduated from high school at Bertha in 1935.
Thursday, May, 09, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Jodie Ann Waclaw
On Monday, May 20, 2013, the heavens received a new angel when Jodie Ann Waclaw, 46 of Wahpeton, ND, unexpectedly passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. The funeral will be 11:00AM, Friday, May 24 at St. John's Catholic Church in Wahpeton, with a visitation one hour prior to the funeral. Father Dale Lagodinski will be officiating. The visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00PM with a prayer service at 7:00 on Thursday, May 23 at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge.

Jodie was born in Breckenridge, MN to Fred and Kathleen (Nelson) Waclaw on August 18, 1966. She grew up in Wahpeton, attending St. John's School though the eighth grade and graduating from Wahpeton High School in 1984. Following high school, she nannied for various families in the community until beginning her 19 year career in retail sales at Maurice's in Wahpeton, in 1994.
Wednesday, May, 22, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Michael L. Jacobson
Michael L. Jacobson, age 64, of West Fargo, ND passed away on June 2, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Jacobson was born July 31, 1948, in Northwood, North Dakota to Vernon and Eileen Jacobson. Mike lived in West Fargo for 60+ years where he graduated from West Fargo High School in 1966 and Moorhead State College in 1971 with a Bachelors of Science in Education. In 1970 he married Sharon Jenison and together they had 4 children; Brad, Zondra, Brian and Brandon.
Wednesday, June, 05, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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James David Runsvold
James D. Runsvold, 84, of Scottsdale, AZ formerly of Fargo, ND, died Friday, August 23, 2013 at Thompson Peak Medical Center in Scottsdale, AZ.

James was born February 9, 1929 in Kalispell, MT.
Sunday, August, 25, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Willard G. Pechtel
Willard G. Pechtel, 88, of Fargo, ND, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in Bethany on 42nd in Fargo.

Willard Gregory Pechtel was born August 17, 1925, the son of Henry and Frieda (Hillesheim) Pechtel, in New Ulm, MN. He attended school in New Ulm and graduated from Mahnomen (MN) High School in 1943. Willard then proudly served in the U.S Army, in the European Theater, during World War II.
Thursday, October, 17, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Opal Ableidinger
Opal Ableidinger, age 96, of Kensal, ND, died Monday, October 28, 2013, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington, ND.

Born September 1, 1917, in McKinnon Township, Opal was the first child of Joe and Merle (Evans) Lipetzky. She graduated from Kensal High School in 1934. After receiving a teacher’s certificate from Valley City Teachers College, Opal taught school at Newport, WA, and at McHenry, Bordulac, and Kensal, ND, until her retirement in 1973.
Thursday, October, 31, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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