Obituaries

Paul Weston Peterson, age 18, of Motley died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 29, 2020 due to a snowmobile accident. Funeral services will be at 11AM on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Rev. Carl Larson will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery,...
Darlene “Punk” Marte, of Jordan, passed away at the age of 81. Visitation will be Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (104 First Street West) in Jordan, MN.  A Celebration of Life service will be Friday, March 6, at 11:00 AM following a one-hour...
Russell “Russ” D. Johnson, 83 of Plymouth  passed away February 13, 2020, in his home in Sarasota, Florida, surrounded by family. There has been a change of service date for Russell; date to be determined. He was born in Pontiac, MI, on November 12, 1936, to Lymond and Marie (Schintgen) Johnson...
Dennis “Denny” D. Hall, 77, of Staples died February 27, 2020 at Lakewood Health System’s Care Center in Staples. Funeral services were held March 3, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Staples with Pastor Robin Collins officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples. Denny was born...
Loren Arnold Vetsch, 63, of rural Monticello and formerly of Browerville passed away February 21, 2020 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 28,  at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville.  Loren was born Jan. 29, 1957 in Princeton, to Cletus and Delphine (Kasper) Vetsch. He...
Florence Avery, 86, of Staples, passed away February 20, 2020 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples. Funeral services were held Feb. 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Gabriel Walz officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples. Florence was born...
Kenneth Truesdell died February 21, 2020, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples Service will be held Thurs., Feb. 27, at 11:30 a.m at the Brenny Funeral Home, Staples. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.  Burial will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples, at a later date....
Maurice “Maury” Lenk, 84, of Motley, passed away February 16, 2020 at Lakewood Health System, Staples.  Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 20 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Motley. Maury was born in Staples on October 25, 1935 to Peter and Ann (Ziegler) Lenk. He married Rita Grecula at St...
Ralph Wallace Kriesel, 51, of Motley, lost his two year battle to colon cancer on February 15, 2020.  A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, at the Pillager Community Center.  Ralph was the son of Dale and Marlys Kriesel. He worked at many...
Carolyn “Cari” R. Germann, 79, of Fargo, ND passed away February 9, 2020 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. At Cari’s request, no funeral or prayer services will be held by the family. Carolyn donated her remains to the University of Minnesota and will be creamated and interred in a common grave...

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