Obituaries

Wesley E. Johnson, 89, of Motley, stepped into the presence of Jesus and eternal glory November 25, 2020.  Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church with Reverend Don Reigstad officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Crystal.   Wesley Earl Johnson was born to Evelyn...
Gordon Sampson, 84, of Motley passed away peacefully November 26, 2020 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo.              w49x  A00006B2020DC02
Melvin John Nefstead, Jr., 82, of Baxter, transitioned to his heavenly home November 18, 2020, following a brief hospitalization at Lakewood Health System to treat complications of COVID-19 and Parkinson’s Disease. A private family memorial service was held (via Zoom), with plans for a Celebration...
Bazil George Wales, 73, of Staples passed away November 23, 2020, at The Emeralds Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grand Rapids. Services were  held Nov. 28 at the Staples Church of Christ. Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.  Bazil was born July 28, 1947 to Ruth Miller and...
Terry M. Walther, 71, of Becker passed away November 20, 2020, at his home. Memorial services were held Nov. 27 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Becker with Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. Terry was born October 14, 1949 in St. Louis, MO to George and Helen (Feydt) Walther. He grew up and...
Pauline Weishalla Page, 99, of Staples, passed away peacefully November 23, 2020, at Lakewood Care Center, Staples. Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Staples.  Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples. Pauline was born November 8, 1921 to Robert and...
Violet “Vi” Jessen, 98, passed away October 17, 2020, at Lakewood Health System in Staples.  Funeral services were held Nov.  5 at the Verndale Alliance Church with Pastor Tony Stanley and Pastor Daryl Jacobson officiating.   She was laid to rest at Hauge’s Cemetery in Jackson.  Violet Dorothy...
Eldon LeRoy Morey of Motley died November 18, 2020. A private ceremony was held November 21, 2020 with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating.  Eldon was born August 15, 1937, to Edward and Mary Morey. Motley was his boyhood home and he graduated from Motley High School in 1955. He obtained degrees from...
Comfort “Comfy” Adelaide Yeske passed away  November 14, 2020, at Perham Living.  A Gathering of Friends was held Nov. 21 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples. Comfy was born to John and Marie (Haugen) Stangeland on July 20, 1926 in Dawson. She attended the St. Cloud Teachers College and...
Gladys Mildred Cunningham passed away November 11, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Gladys was born January 16, 1927 to Kyrn and Jennie (Van Slooten) Ruis in Pease. She married William “Bill” Cunningham on December 9, 1950 and together they had two children. Gladys worked...

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