Obituaries

Beloved wife and mother, Patricia Kossan, went to be with the Lord April 1, 2019. Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Motley Free Methodist Church. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Patricia was born August 17, 1964...
Jordan Bendson, 27, of Motley passed away March 29, 2019, as a result of a long battle with lymphoma. His loved ones were by his side. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the Motley Free Methodist Church, with a viewing one hour preceding the service. In lieu of flowers,...
Karen A. Huebner, 78, of Staples passed away on March 29, 2019 at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the Motley Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Leslie officiating. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 9:30...
Alta Mae Evanson, 75, passed away March 24, 2019, at her home in Shoreview. Memorial services were held March 30 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Moundsview with Rev. Rich Steensma officiating. Interment was at Messiah Lutheran Church Columbarium. Alta was born March 29, 1943 in Motley to Peter and...
Elaine (Joni) Peterson Melby, 95, passed away March 19, 2019, in Mesa AZ. A graveside service will be held at a later date  Joni was born, September 26, 1923, in Staples to Harry and Mary Peterson. She graduated from Staples High School and Concordia College in Moorhead. Joni was a high school Math...
Teresa Otteson, 89, of Staples, passed away at  Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples surrounded by family, March 4, 2019.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, with Pastor Carl Larson officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:...
Leona J. Bjerga Crider, 96, of Motley passed away March 22, 2019 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. Funeral services  will be held, Thursday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Motley, with visitation one hour prior to the services at the church.  Interment will...
Ernest “Ernie” Johnson, 87, of Motley, died March 16, 2019 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.  Services were held March 27 at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Ernie was born May 8, 1931 in Leader to Clyde and Dorothy (Esler) Johnson. He was raised...
Helen Frances Hicks, 82, of Pillager, passed away March 21, 2019, at United Hospital, in St. Paul. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Pillager, with visitation one hour prior to services at the church.  Interment will be at Bridgeman Cemetery....
Allan Leo Drajna, 73, of Clarissa, passed away March 18, 2019, at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.   Funeral services were held March 21, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Clarissa with Fr. Mitchell Bechtold officiating.   Interment was held at the St. Joseph’s Catholic...

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