Gary Dean Pederson, age 67, passed away on May 23, 2009 at his home in Oylen, MN, with his family. Gary was born on November 19, 1941 to Elmer and Irene (Frame) Pederson in Oylen. It was in that same area he attended country school near his home. As a young man, Gary helped his parents with their mink farm. He loved to hunt, fish, trapping, and enjoyed music, cards, and games. Gary also enjoyed woodcarving. In Arizona, he loved shuffleboard and playing poker. Gary was a very giving person, lending a helping hand or sharing his garden joys with the community.
Graveside services for Vera E. "Sis" Brooker, 95, Vergas, MN will be held Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 12 p.m., at the Vergas Village Cemetery in Vergas, MN. Vera died at the Frazee Care Center on January 19, 2009. Vera E. "Sis" Chaffee, daughter of Clifford D. and Emma (Harthun) Chaffee, was born July 31, 1913, in Vergas, MN. She attended school in Vergas; graduating from Frazee High School in 1930. She attended St. John's Hospital Nursing School in St. Paul, MN, graduating in 1933. She worked briefly as a hospital nurse and on June 25, 1936, she married Andrew F. "Brook" Brooker.
Memorial services were held for Lorna Neuschwander, age 77 of Perham, Minnesota on Monday, June 1, 1009 at Basswood Baptist Church, rural Richville, Minnesota with Pastor Bert Holmquist officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, with special music provided by Pastor Bert and Lana Holmquist. Lorna was laid to rest in the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minnesota. Lorna Arlene (Wells) Neuschwander was born on October 5, 1931 in Richville, Minnesota. Her parents were the late Eugene and Lois (Miner) Wells.