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Funeral services are pending. Arrangements are with the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home of New York Mills. Condolences may be sent online at www.karvonenfuneralhome.com .
She was born Aug. 11, 1926, to Walter and Olive (Parker) Johnson in Wadena. She married Roy Edwin Schwartz on Feb. 12, 1944 in Wadena. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, fishing and spending time with her family. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, in the United Methodist Church in Wadena with the Rev. Shirley Nelson officiating. Interment was in the Wadena Cemetery. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Bruce Zeller, Bobbi Ruziska, Jefferson Kortas, Jennifer Nelson, Nicole Schwartz and Jason Schwartz.
He was born March 6, 1935, in Hutchinson, Minn., the son of August and Beatrice (Robinson) Pagel. He grew up in Bird Island, Minn., where he attended high school and was active in many sports -- particularly basketball. He earned his teaching degree and played basketball at Macalaster College in St. Paul. After college, he taught and coached at Balaton, Minn. He was married on June 20, 1959 to Carol Ann Carlson in Lakota, N.D. Following their marriage, he and Carol taught in Detroit Lakes for two years. They moved to Blue Earth, Minn., in 1962 where Bruce taught and was head basketball coach.
She was born July 18, 1925 in Mt. Carmel, N.D. She married Stephen Hell and moved to the Wadena area from North Dakota in the early 1950s. They later moved to Seattle. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 20 in Washington. A committal service was held at Washintgon Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Ryan Hell, Tyler Hell, Buck (Glen) Kitchin, Shane Kitchin, Jeremy Kitchin and Tony Kitchin.
She was born June 18, 1913, to Charles Herman and Ethel Mae (Rakerd) Hoffmeister in Jackson County, near Brewster, Minn. She graduated as class valedictorian from Park Rapids High in 1931. She attended nurses training at Wesley Hospital in Wadena, graduating as valedictorian with the nursing class of 1934. She worked as a registered nurse until her retirement in 1975. She married Keith Wesley Ford on Nov. 16, 1935, and they remained married until death in March 1981. She was active in her church, teaching Sunday School and leading youth groups.
A private family service will be held. Friends may call at the Johnson Memorial Home in Wadena from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday evening. He is the son of Tom and Kim Aagard of Wadena. A complete obituary will appear in next week's paper.
He was born to Ernest and Hulda Hoyhtya on May 4, 1946. He was born and raised in Leaf Lakes Township. He attended District 135 School. Following graduation from Henning High School in 1964 he enlisted in the Navy and served on the U.S.S. Forrestal (CV-59) until 1968. After an honorable discharge he worked in Minneapolis as an airport cab driver for 32 years. He enjoyed golfing, but mostly spending time with his family. A memorial service was held at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home in Roseville, Minn. Inurnment was Friday, June 5, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 28, 1932, in Ottertail, to Frederick and Ann F. (Richter) Reger. Mass of Christian Burial was held May 28 at the Church of the Incarnation, Centerville, Ohio, with the Rev. Ryan Ruiz officiating. Interment was in Miami Valley Memory Gardens. Condolences can be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com . Survivors include her husband of 54 years, James E.
She was born to Ray and Evelyn (Schiller) Fehr in Wadena on June 28, 1936. In 1952, her family moved to Santa Monica, Calif., where she graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1954. In June 1955, she was married to Charles L. Kleier and had two sons. In 1957, she went to work for the Department of the Navy at the U.S. Naval Ordinance Laboratory as a secretary and spent the remainder of her work career until her retirement in 1994 working for the Department of the Air Force as an Air Force Plant Representative Contract Specialist.
He was born July 28, 1935, at home in Newton Township. He attended country school District 105, confirmed his faith at the Apostolic Lutheran Church and graduated from New York Mills, class of 1953. He enlisted in the Army in April 1954. After he was honorably discharged in April 1956, he relocated to Silver Bay, Minn. for a time. Later he moved to St. Paul and attended the University of Minnesota, College of Forestry. He met Mercedes Arneson while he was employed by the Postal Service, and they were married in North St. Paul, Minn., on June 24, 1961.