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Marilyn A. Knutson
Marilyn Knutson, age 81, of Fargo, ND, passed away Sunday morning, August 4, 2013 at Sanford Health Palliative Care after a brief but hard fought struggle with Multiple Myeloma.

Marilyn Ann Miller was born on February 10, 1932 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the beloved only child of Alice (Buck) and Stanley Miller. She was baptized at United Lutheran Church and received her primary and secondary education in Grand Forks. Following her graduation from Grand Forks Central High School in 1950, Marilyn attended the University of North Dakota before transferring to Concordia College where she was active in many musical organizations. She received her Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude in 1954. Following graduation she began her lifelong career bringing music into the lives of others as an elementary school teacher and high school choir director in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Kay Keller
Kay (Kittelson) Keller passed away on July 25, 2013 at her home in Hillsboro, while under the care of her family, friends and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Kay was wife to Ross, mother to Dana (Joe) Larkin- Hawley, MN, Andrea Votava - West Fargo, and Kallyn (Adam) Gettel - Hillsboro, grandmother to Jordan Johnson, Evan Johnson, Alli Larkin, Lilly Larkin, Emma Larkin, Nate Larkin, Tiana Votava, Kason Bucholz, Rylan Bucholz and James Fortman, daughter to Georgene Kittelson - Grafton, sister to Greg (Sally) Kittelson - Edmond, OK, Guy Kittelson - Grand Forks, Kristi (Bill) Dahl - Grafton, Bonnie (Kevin) Lien - Fargo, Brett Kittelson - Grafton, David Kittelson - Grand Forks, Kerri (Wayne) Stegman - Drayton, Troy (Sally) Kittelson - Hoople, and Shane Kittelson - Middle River, MN, daughter-in-law to Bob (Avis) Keller - Bisbee, aunt to numerous nieces and nephews, quilting friend to Becky Kraby and Jeannie Chandler, and special friend to Janice Lorch.

Kay was born on October 4, 1957 in Grafton, ND where she graduated from high school in 1975. Kay made her home in the Grafton area until 1989 when she and her daughters moved to Devils Lake so she could attend UND - Lake Region. While attending college in Devils Lake she went on a blind date resulting in her marriage to Ross on May 18, 1991. After her marriage, her family moved to Bismarck where Kay worked as a paralegal for the North Dakota State Land Department and Attorney General's office. In 1994 Kay and her family moved to Hillsboro where she worked as a bank teller and high school secretary before becoming the owner of the Traill County Abstract and Title Company in 1999. Owning the Traill County Abstract and Title Company and researching the land records of Traill County was Kay's dream job and she was still proofreading and editing up to the time of her death.
Sunday, July, 28, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Minding Our Elders: Daughter dreads nursing home visits
DEAR CAROL: My mom is in a nursing home because of mid-stage dementia and other health issues. I love her dearly and visit often, but I feel guilty because I dread my visits. It’s not that I don’t want to see her, it’s that I don’t know what to do while I’m sitting there with her. Do you have any suggestions to pass the time without so much awkwardness? – Lee Ann
Sunday, July, 28, 2013 - INFORUM - Life

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Lois M. Cronk
Lois M. Cronk, Age 94, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 at Essentia Health Hospital in Fargo, ND.

Celebration of Life Services are set for Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM from the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes, with the Reverend Brenda North Officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Sunday, July, 21, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Ashley Danielle Walter
Ashley Danielle Walter, 27, Moorhead, MN died unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The funeral service will be 10:00AM on Wednesday, July 17 at St. John's Catholic Church, Wahpeton, ND with Father Dale Lagodinski officiating. The visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00PM with a 6:30PM prayer service on Tuesday, July 16 at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge, MN. There will also be a visitation on Wednesday one hour prior to the funeral at the church. A Memorial gathering will be from 6:00 to 8:00PM on Wednesday, July 17 at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN. The pallbearers will be Ashley's uncle, Conrad Anderson, her siblings, Malorie (Anderson) Drugg, Logan Anderson and Whitney Anderson, and her brothers-in-law, Corey Larson and Jeremy Wanek.

Ashley Danielle Anderson was born on September 1, 1985 in Buffalo, MN to Dan and Laura (Gibson) Anderson. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church. She attended Buffalo High School and graduated in 2004. She attended Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN where she received an Office Certificate and academic honors. On May 4, 2004, she started working at Wal-Mart in Baxter, MN. She was confirmed into the Catholic faith on April 7, 2007 and united in marriage to Joshua Walter on October 6, 2007 at St. John's Church, Wahpeton. They made their home in Brainerd for two years where they both worked at Wal-Mart. In 2009, they moved to Moorhead, MN and started working at the Dilworth Wal-Mart. Ashley was proud of her long term employment at Wal-Mart and was looking forward to receiving her ten year badge and certificate. Ashley and Joshua welcomed their precious daughter, Chloe Karleen Walter into the world on July 22, 2011.
Tuesday, July, 16, 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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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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Eloise (Burrill) Snell
The fully lived life of Eloise Margaret Snell, 95, of Moorhead came to a peaceful end Wednesday, June 19, with family by her bedside.

Eloise was born in Minneapolis on November 8, 1917, the daughter of Rene and Molly (Long) Paradis. The family resided in Richfield, Minnesota, where Eloise graduated with honors from Holy Angels High School.
Friday, June, 21, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Margaret M. Olson
Margaret M. Olson, 79, of Redwood Falls, MN, formerly of Bismarck, ND, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN, following complications from vascular disease. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 22, at Church of the Ascension, Bismarck, with Rev. Msgr. James Braaten officiating. Burial will be in Mandan Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday, June 21, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a rosary/vigil will begin at 7:00 pm.
Thursday, June, 20, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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Kindness is Contagious: Acts of kindness often able to bridge awkward gaps
I have got to get better at remembering names. For that matter, I also need to get better at remembering faces.
Saturday, June, 15, 2013 - INFORUM - Life

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Mary Hoganson
Mary Frances Hoganson, 101, a long-time resident of West Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2013 in Hazen, ND, where she was surrounded by her loving family. Mary had happily shared a home with her daughter Anne and son-in-law John for the past 2 1/2 years.

Mary was born in Fargo, ND, on December 8, 1911 to Edwin and Letitia "Dottie" (Thompson) Robinson. Mary grew up on a farm near Mapleton, ND, where she attended the Dobrinz country school (now located at Bonanzaville Pioneer Village in West Fargo) before continuing her education at Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo and graduating at age 16. Mary received her teaching certificate at Moorhead State Teachers' College and taught grade school in West Fargo from 1928 to 1935.
Friday, June, 07, 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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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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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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Maxine Tyler
Maxine "Max" Tyler, of Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully Monday, April 29, 2013 at Rosewood on Broadway, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. She was 85 years old.

Maxine Norma was born on March 15, 1928 to Oscar and Anna (Jung) Johnson on the family farm near Osakis, MN. Maxine was 3 when her father died suddenly. Her family then moved to town where she attended school. As a teenager they relocated to Minneapolis where she graduated from Marshall High School in 1946.
Thursday, May, 02, 2013 - 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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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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Loyal Edward Busby
Loyal Edward Busby, Jr., 87, Hitterdal, MN, passed away April 16, 2013, at his farm home in Goose Prairie Township where he lived his entire life.

Loyal was born July 2, 1925, to Loyal (Sr.) and Stella (Lundberg) Busby at home in Goose Prairie Township. He was baptized and confirmed in Salem Lutheran Church. He graduated as valedictorian from Hitterdal High School in 1943. Loyal married Doloris Hogenson July 29, 1944, at her parents’ home in Hagen Township. Loyal and Doloris shared 63 years of marriage and raised ten children on their farm near Hitterdal. Loyal farmed until he retired at age 75. In addition to farming, he worked 17 campaigns at American Crystal, did carpentry work and custom baling. Loyal married Ida Lewis June 5, 2010, in a lawn wedding at Loyal’s farm surrounded by their families.
Friday, April, 19, 2013 - INFORUM - Obits

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