Obituaries

Friends an Family of Gene Smith, of Staples are invited to a Celebration of Life for Gene at the Verndale Community Center on Sat., July 17 at noon. Lunch will be service.
Kathryn Fiemeyer, 88, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2021, at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.  Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thurs., July 15 at the Courtland Evangelical Lutheran Church in Courtland, with Pastor David Linn officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m...
Calvin Robertson, 77, of Motley, passed away July 6, 2021.  Services will be held Friday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples.  Arrangements are by the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.             w29c  A00006B2021JY14
Darrel Neal, 85, Seattle, Washington and formerly of Staples, passed away April 24, 2021 in Seattle following a short illness. Darrel was a graduate of Staples High School, Class of 1954. He was an engineer at Cape Kennedy from 1964-1972.  He is survived by his wife, Velva, one son, Kevin (Sharon)...
Genevieve Violet (Ostlund) Johnson, 94, of Motley,  died July 2, 2021 at her home on Lake Shamineau. Services were held July 8 at Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing. Interment was at Scandia Valley Cemetery. Gen was born February 26, 1927 to Francis and Ruth (Nelson) Ostlund in Tioga, North...
Erna Ella Schmidt, 91, of Sartell and formerly of Motley, passed away July 5, 2021, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services were held at the Motley United Methodist Church.  Interment will take place at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in a private family service. Erna was born in 1930 in Fredonia,...
World traveler Debra Olson began her final journey home about 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 5, 2021, after dying of complications from ALS at N.C. Little Hospice in Edina. A memorial service is pending. Deb was born June 2, 1949 to Albert and Beatrice (Zakariasen) Olson in International Falls. She...
Genevieve Violet (Ostlund) Johnson, 94, of Motley, MN died Friday, July 2 at her home on Lake Shamineau. Gen was born on February 26, 1927 to Francis and Ruth (Nelson) Ostlund in Tioga, North Dakota as the fourth of seven children. She grew up in Tioga on a potato farm and graduated from high...
Doris Ellen (Knopps) Corbett, 90, formerly of Staples, passed away March 24, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Community in Sauk Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 13, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Sartell. Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 7:00 p.m. on July 12...
Janet Rasmusen, 80, passed away with family by her side on June 27, 2021, at her home near Motley, with compassionate care provided by Knute Nelson Hospice. Funeral services were held July 3, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Motley. Burial was in Motley Public Cemetery. Janet Iva Rasmusen was...

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