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Barbara Jean Kappes, 61, of Park Rapids, died Friday, Feb 20, 2009 at Innovis Health Services in Fargo, N.D. She was born March 8, 1947 in Park Rapids to John Robert and Mabel Lovis (Fegre) Knobloch. She grew up and attended school in Park Rapids, where she graduated from high school in 1965. She went on to attend nursing school in Brainerd and after two years she received her LPN license. She moved to Coon Rapids where she began her nursing career. She was blessed with two children. She returned to Park Rapids in 1983 and in 1984 she began working at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.
Gail (Larson) Buerkley, 86, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids. She was born Oct. 19, 1922, in Pine Point Township, Ponsford, to Henry and Grace (Palmer) Larson. She was baptized and confirmed at Ponsford Evangelical Lutheran Church. She attended country school and received her 8th grade diploma from Detroit Lakes. On Sept. 26, 1941 she married Albert Buerkley, of Fredonia, N.D.
Barbara J. Kappes, 61, of Park Rapids, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 at Innovis Health Services in Fargo, N.D. Funeral services are pending with Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids. An obituary will appear in a future edition of the Enterprise. For more information, call 732-7264.
Albert A. Srnsky, 93, of Osage, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. He was born May 25, 1915 in to Frank and Anne (Trnka) Srnsky in Goodridge, where he received an eighth grade education in a country school near his home. His family moved to the Tabor/Angus area in the 1930s. He worked on the family farm and on neighboring farms. He married Delvina Boutain on Oct. 29, 1940. The couple settled in the Angus area where they farmed and raised five children.
Daniel Warren Hoff, 73, of Menahga, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at home, following a battle against leukemia. He was born June 10, 1935 in Perley to Paul and Ostine (Ystebo) Hoff. He attended the Perley Elementary School and then went on to attend the Borup Public High School. He graduated in 1953. He then attended Moorhead State College in Moorhead. In 1959 he purchased a farm in Green Valley Township, Becker County, south of Park Rapids. On Sept. 5, 1959 he married Margie Lorraine Cummins at First English Lutheran Church in Dorset.
Solon Anson Green, 83, of Park Rapids, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services. He was born on Feb. 28, 1925 in the family IGA grocery store/home on Main street in Park Rapids. His parents were Charles and Agnes "Peggy" (Larsen) Green. Following his 1943 graduation from Park Rapids High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In the year following his enlistment, he trained in Missouri, Nevada and California and married Harriet Virginia Westlund on Aug. 31, 1944 at the Chapel at March Field in Riverside, Calif.
Harold "Tinker" William Skov, 45, of rural Nimrod, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009. He was born Aug. 11, 1963 to Harold L. Skov and Charlotte Jane (Kielty) in Washington, D.C. while his dad served in the U.S. Marine Corps. At an early age his family moved to Minnesota and lived in International Falls and later rural Nimrod on what became the family farm. He graduated from Sebeka High School in 1981 and joined the National Guard. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant E-5. During that time he worked in the Twin Cities area removing asbestos and doing other construction work.
Andrew "Bud" H. Rangitsch, 67, of Nevis, formerly of Maplewood, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 of complications from cancer. He was a retiree of Waterous Co. after 37 years. He is survived by his wife, Emily; two sons: Robert (Karla) and Michael (Angie); two grandsons; two sisters: Marlene (Jake Mauer) Wardell and Carol (Leonard) Jakeman; a brother, Edward; and many other relatives. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at Mueller Memorial Parkway Chapel, 835 Johnson Parkway at E. 7th St., St. Paul. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
Douglas Andrew Amundson, 62, of rural Nimrod, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 in rural Nimrod as a result of a farm accident. He was born to Walter and Loella (Skully) Amundson on March 3, 1946 in Wadena County. He married Ardith Kanzenbach on Feb. 14, 1964. They had five children. He had many various jobs during his lifetime but driving truck always took precedence.
Richard Valentine Nicholas Roussopolous, 82, of Nevis, formerly of St. Paul, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 at his home in Crow Wing Lake Township. He was born on Feb. 14, 1927 in St. Paul to Nicholas and Clara (Boelke) Roussopoulos. He attended the Douglas Elementary School through the eighth grade in St. Paul. He went on to attend Humboldt High School. In 1945, he joined the U.S. Navy where he served his country in the Pacific Theatre of WWII as a Seaman lst Class. His military service continued into the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to St.