Obituaries

Kenneth Gordon Jares, 87, died July 8, 2018, in Reno, Nevada. Private services will be held. Ken was born May 17, 1931 in Cass County, Minnesota to Tony and Mary Jares. He was a general contractor building many custom homes in the area until his retirement in 1990. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his...
Shirley A. Johnson, 83, of Anoka and formerly of Staples, passed away August 6, 2018 at her home. A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Staples Alliance Church. Funeral services were held August 11 at Healy Funeral Chapel in Aurora, IL.   Interment was at Lincoln Memorial...
Shirley A. Thompson, 82, of Staples, died August 10, 2018, at the Lakewood Health Systems Care Center in Staples. A memorial service  was held August 14  at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Carl Larson officiating.  Burial was held at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples. Arrangements were...
Mary Alice (Williams) Johnson, 79, formerly of Staples, passed away August 2, 2018, at her home in St. Anthony. Memorial services were held August 7 at Hillside Chapel and Cemetery in Minneapolis. A viewing was held followed by cremation. Mary was born March 3, 1931 in the old Staples Hospital to...
John (Jack) Resch, 74, of Motley passed away August 4, 2018, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples. Services will be held Monday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church....
Clarence “Kelly” E. Blahosky, 85, passed away June 14, 2018, at Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Services were held June 18 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Clarence was born May 11, 1933 in Staples to Clarence J. and Beulah (Johnson) Blahosky. He married  Doris Darr on October 25, 1953 in...
Michael Joseph Emery, a generous, selfless, gregarious man, passed away unexpectedly on July 24, 2018, at his home just weeks after celebrating a pinnacle 60th birthday in Park City, UT.  A celebration will take place from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on August 18, 2018 at the North Shed, located at 37022...
John (Jack) Resch, 74, of Motley passed away August 4, 2018, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples. Services will be held Monday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church....
Leroy (Lee) Greig 77, of Motley passed away August 4, 2018, at Lakewood Health System in Staples. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 at United Methodist Church in Motley. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with Taylor Funeral...
Richard Earl Givans, 70, of Park Rapids passed away December 24, 2017. A celebration of life will be held at 13718 County Road 18 in Park Rapids on Sat., August 11 at 1 p.m. Richard, an amazing husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend - passed away at Rouge Medical Center surrounded by...

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