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Claris M. Tharaldson

Claris M. Tharaldson, 82, of Perham, MN, passed peacefully Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in the Perham Memorial Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Friday, June 5 at the Perham Memorial Nursing Home with Father Joe Herzing officiating. Burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Dent, MN.

Claris Marie Sanderson was born November 9, 1926. She was married to Ted Tharaldson on November 15, 1947. Claris loved life and playing practical jokes. She was fondly nicknamed "Grandma Teaser" by her grandchildren.

Claris is survived by her husband, Ted; five children, Wanda (Pete) Gentile; Judi (Mike) Hovde; Jan Tharaldson; Phil (Pam) Tharaldson; and Linda Tharaldson; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Claris in death is her son, Larry; two brothers; and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be sent to the Perham Memorial Nursing Home.

A special thank you to staff and friends at the Perham Memorial Nursing Home for their love and care over the past three years.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, was in charge of the arrangements. Online tributes may be posted on