Obituaries

Karen Ann Marie Lenk, 55, of Watkins and Williston, North Dakota, passed away doing what she loved, riding her motorcycle.  Mass of Christian burial was held July 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples. Karen and her twin sister, Kathy...
Michael “Mike” Edward Whistler, 54, of Brainerd died unexpectedly July 2, 2020 at his home in Brainerd.   A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter. Mike was born April 21, 1966 in St. Paul to Vernon and Edna...
Jeannine Wagner, 90, a resident of Harmony House in Motley, passed away July 7, 2020. A drive through visitation was held July 14 at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville.  A private memorial service was held for the immediate family. Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little...
A service for Dick Roberts’ will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, July 17 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Staples. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Celebration of Life to follow, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Lefty’s Bar, Staples. Join us, have some food and share stories.             w29x ...
A celebration of life graveside service for Jeannine Gordon, 78, formerly of the Verndale and Sebeka area, was held July 3, 2020 in the Wing River Cemetery.  The recorded service is on YouTube channel: “First Congregational Church, Torrington Wyoming”. Jeannine Mae (Crocker) Gordon went to be with...
Celebration of Life service for Jack Nelson will be held Sunday, July 12 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Timber’s Restaurant and Event Center, Staples. Both services will be the same, so choose only one to attend. Due to COVID-19  there is limited seating.  RSVP to Heidi is required. Masks are strongly...
Dan Smith, 66, of Motley,  passed away June 23, 2020 at his home.  A private family service will be held a later date. Dan was born April 6, 1954 in Bertha to Melvin and Lillian Smith. After high school graduation in 1972 he pursued diplomas/certificates in Tool Making, Mold Building, CNC and...
Marie Hassler, 86, of Brainerd passed away June 26, 2020 at Good Samaritan Village - Bethany in Brainerd. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., July 1, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Brainerd. Interment will take place at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Marie was born December...
A funeral  service celebrating the life of Clarence Harvey Korfe of Clarissa, was held  June 27, at the Family Life Church in Verndale with Pastor Bob Kaumans and Stephanie Ogle presiding.  Clarence, age 92, went to be with his Lord Jesus on June 23, 2020 at the Knute Nelson Care Center in...
Yvonne Dickman, 90, of Staples, passed away June 13, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held June 29, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of Christ in Staples with Pastor Barry Klein officiating.  Friends may call on June 28,  from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the Church of Christ in Staples and on...

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