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Pelican Rapids native LaVonne H. Murdock, 72, of Brooten, Minn., died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood, Minn. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 7 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooten, with Pastor Bryant Kaden officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Brooten. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten.
Kenneth Iver Warling, 53, of Konawa, Iowa, brother of Kathleen Warling, Lake Park, died Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in Konawa. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10 in Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake Park.
Nov. 28, 1968-March 29, 2010 Waubun area native Dale R. Bentley, 41, of Buffalo, N.D., died Monday, March 29, 2010 at Fairview University Hospital, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. A celebration of Dale's life is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 at the Historic Fargo Theatre, 314 Broadway North, Fargo. Visitation will be held at the Fargo Theatre one hour prior to services. Dale Roland Bentley was born to Roland and Karen (Manning) Bentley on November 28, 1968 in Mahnomen. Dale grew up in the Waubun area and furthered his education at Moorhead State University in Moorhead.
Nov. 3, 1950-March 31, 2010 Robert "Bob" J. Perszyk, 59, of Perham, was surrounded by his family at home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley when God took him home on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 4 at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, with a 7 p.m. prayer service; it will continue at the funeral home for one hour prior to Monday's services at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 5 in St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Joe Herzing officiating. Burial will follow in St.
Sept. 6, 1930-March 29, 2010 Rosalyce M. "Kitty" Molacek Hoppa, 79, of Rochester, Minn., passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010 at her residence following a short illness with leukemia. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 5 at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, and one-half hour prior to services at the church. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Rev. Father John Lasuba officiating.
Nov. 7, 1921-March 29, 2010 Hazel Virginia Heikkinen, 88, of Frazee, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3 in the David-Donehower Funeral Chapel, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour preceding services. Interment will be at the Aurora Homestead Cemetery in Niagara, Wis. Hazel Sjoquist was born to Garfield and Mary (Maki) Sjoquist on November 7, 1921 at Iron Mountain, Mich.
May 13, 1943-March 28, 2010 Judith Ann Erickson, 66, of Audubon, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. She was surrounded by her children and extended family. Judy was born to Alvin and Margaret Knutson on May 13, 1943 in Hawley. She grew up in Lake Park, where she also attended school. She finished her education at Glyndon Public School with the help of Lois and Gordon Wentland. At age 10, Judy lost her mother and helped her father raise her five siblings: Butch, Stanley, Diane, Paulette and Kathy. On August 19, 1961, Judy married Donald E.
May 11, 1923-March 29, 2010 Lucille Elvira (Rasmusson) Nephew, 86, of Detroit Lakes passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Lucille was born May 11, 1923. She was united in marriage to Earl Nephew on October 12, 1940 in Ada, Minn. Surviving Lucille are one son, Duane (Gail) Nephew of Fertile, Minn.; and two daughters, Leann McGowan of Stacy, Minn., and Karen (Curtis) Johnson of Detroit Lakes.
Funeral services are pending for Melvin Aho, 77, of Wolf Lake, who died Saturday, March 27, 2010 in his home. Arrangements are being provided by the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in New York Mills.
Feb. 6, 1923-March 26, 2010 Gerhard Leonard Thune, 87, of Lake Park, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Gerhard was born to Gunder and Gunhild (Besserud) Thune on February 6, 1923, at the family farm in rural Lake Park. Growing up on the family dairy farm, he also attended county school through the 8th grade. Gerhard was married to Edna Banse and later to Ann Avery, before marrying Ann Stewart. He continued to farm until retiring at age 50 and going back to school. He then started a career in refrigeration service and repair.