Obituaries

Sherman Lester Sheets, 72, of Staples, passed away October 17, 2019, peacefully at his home. A service for Sherman will be held Sat., Oct. 26 at the VFW in Wadena at 12:00 p.m. Sherman was born  March, 25, 1947 in Lyon County to Lewis and Lana Sheets. He graduated from Wabasso High in 1964. After...
Funeral Mass will be held for Gregory Rohr, age 65 of McGregor, MN (formerly of Wadena) on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena with Fr. Aaron Kuhn officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Karvonen...
Bernard Glen Sowers, 66, of St. Paul, passed away unexpectedly October 11, 2019. Services were held October 19 at the Bradshaw Funeral Home, Stillwater. A private family ceremony will be held at Poplar Cemetery in Leader at a later date. Bernie was born in Wadena to Harold and Myrtle (Chumley)...
Gladys Roberts, 92, of Staples, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  A celebration of life will be held on Fri., Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Gladys was born on August 21, 1927 in...
Gerald Glenn Mitts, 66, went into the arms of Jesus on October 8, 2019, at Ecumen Retirement Home in Detroit Lakes following a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration service will be held Friday, October 18, at 1 p.m. at the Staples Alliance Church. Jerry was born on October 10, 1952 in...
Rena E. (Orvis) Underhill, 86, of Motley, passed away September 30, 2019, at Good Shepherd Care Center in Sauk Rapids. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Sat., November 16, 2019 at the Motley Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. A private family committal service...
Mark A. Olson, 44, of Browerville, passed away October 7, 2019 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale. A memorial service was held Oct. 15 at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville.  Mark was born on December 23, 1974 in Denver, CO to Phil and Wilma (Olson) Jasmer. He was united in marriage to...
Walter Wiese, Sr., 95, of Verndale, passed away October 4, 2019, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Services were held Oct. 8, at the Balsamlund Lutheran Church, rural Verndale with Pastors Eric Clapp and Ken Losch presiding. Walter was born to Herman and Amelia (Jasmer) Wiese on...
Helen Marie (Gaukler)  Hankey, 94, of Staples, died September 13, 2019. A memorial service will be held Sat., October 19,  at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Visitation begins at 10 a.m.  Helen was born in Lidgerwood, North Dakota on March 5, 1925. She graduated from Saint...
Judith “Judy” Anne (Bremer) Stevenson 74-year-old resident of Motley went home on September 26, 2019 with her family by her side.  A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 1 at Motley Free Methodist Church with Chaplain Gregg Valentine officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior...

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