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Obituaries

Age 75, of Coon Rapids
Dorothy Jean (Kela) Polman, age 92, of Alexandria, Minnesota (formerly Wadena, Minnesota) passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2023, at Grand Arbor Assisted Living in Alexandria. Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena, Minnesota with Fr. Aaron Kuhn officiating. Pallbearers were Jack Hegarty, Roger Hegarty, Judah King, Nicholas Polman, Casie Polman, Cydnie Polman. Dorothy was laid to rest at St. Frederick’s Catholic Cemetery, Verndale, Minnesota.
Nov. 8, 1951 - Jan. 23, 2023
Joyce A. Olafson, age 82 of East Grand Forks, formerly of Wadena, MN, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

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Jan. 2, 1931 - Jan. 18, 2023
Nov. 4, 1998 - Jan. 14, 2023
Memorial Services were held for Timothy Cole, age 59, of Hewitt, Minnesota on Monday, January 16, 2023 at the Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, Minnesota with Pastor James McGaffey officiating. The honorary pallbearers were Rich Horn, Zachary Steffensen, Matthew Grewe, Al Knudson, Michael Grewe, Samantha Forsythe, Barbara Pierce, Kendra Cole, and Hannah Bartylla. Military Honors were provided by Elmer Goche V.F.W. Post #3922 of Wadena, Minnesota.
Stephen Hendrickson, age 64 of Staples, Minnesota (Formerly of West Fargo, North Dakota) passed away on January 11, 2023 at Lakewood Care Center in Staples. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, Minnesota. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

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Ryan James Anderson was born on May 24, 1984 to James (Jim) Anderson and Christine (Tina) Lorentz. He grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2006 and from St. Thomas Law School in 2010.
Jan. 31, 1934 - Jan. 13, 2023
May 27, 1938 - Jan. 13, 2023
Nov. 29, 1958 - Jan. 11, 2023
Judith Gayle Schultz was the fourth of six children born to Daniel and Lillian (Steckley) Gerlach. Judy arrived in Wadena, Mn. on May 24, 1951. She spent the next 71 years bringing joy to family and friends until, on January 12, 2023 God called her home. Judy was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wadena. She graduated from Wadena High School in 1969.
Funeral services were held for David Folkestad age 64, of Wadena on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena with Pastor Brian Malvig and Pastor Vaughn White officiating. Music was provided by Cindy Lanz, Charlene Skala and Carolyn Chaffin. Pallbearers were Warren Jones, Todd Goerhing, Rick Holtti, Brian Holtti, Bill Holtti, Todd Anderson, Mike Jahnke, Tim Leyh and Ethan Miller. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Dave’s nieces and nephews. Dave was laid to rest in Wadena Cemetery, Wadena, Minnesota.
March 17, 1963 - Jan. 11, 2023
Sept. 30, 1933 - Jan. 7, 2023

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