Obituaries

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...
Barry Evan Johnson, 81, of Aldrich, died March 19, 2019, at Lakewood Health Systems Hospital in Staples.  Services were held March 23, at the Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating.  Barry was born December 22, 1937, to Gordon and Lillian (Bendson) Johnson in Pine River....
Wallace J. Thompson, known as Wally, 85, of Staples, died March 15, 2019 at Lakewood Health System Hospital in Staples.   A memorial service will be held March 20 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Staples, with Pastor Carl Larson officiating. Visitation will be held March 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at...
A Celebration of Life memorial service for Kenneth Edin of Cushing, was held March 15, 2019 at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing with Pastor Don Reigstad presiding. Kenneth James Edin, 88, of Cushing, passed away March 9, at home under the care of Lakewood Health Systems Hospice, and...
Paul F. Caquelin, 77, Brainerd, passed away February 16, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Essentia Medical Center in Brainerd, with his wife of 55 years at his side.  Services will be held Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Thomas Stoebig officiating. Visitation is...

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