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Memorial services will be held for Roger Robb on Sunday, July 5, at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, in New York Mills. Condolences may be sent on-line at www.karvonenandsonfuneralhome.com .
Sister Clara Schroedl, 76, died on June 22, 2009, at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Francis Convent on Friday, June 26, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at St. Francis Convent on Thursday, June 25, from 4 - 8:30 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral on Friday, June 26. A wake service will be held at the Convent at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. Arrangements are by the Shelley Funeral Chapel, Little Falls. Sister Clara was born on February 26, 1933 in Verona, N. Dak.
Marlowe O. Senske, 61, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009. Service: 10:30 a.m Wednesday at Compass Christian Church, 2600 Hall Johnson Road, Colleyville. Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Minnesota Medical Foundation-Marlowe Senske Scholarship, in care of Jerry Nye, 9616 Oxborough Road, Bloomington, Minn. 55437. Marlowe was born Feb. 23, 1948, in Perham, Minn. He graduated from Perham High School in 1966.
Geneva Rovine Burcham, 67, of Perham, MN passed away unexpectedly at Park View Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN on June 20, 2009. Geneva was born, January 31, 1942 in Kahoka, MO to Norma and Warren Howe. The family moved to Oregon where Geneva was raised. In Oregon she met and married Ervin Burcham on July 6, 1959. Soon after the couple moved to North Dakota where she worked for the school district as a special education teacher, and Ervin as a law enforcement officer.
Ruth Conn, a lifelong resident of Verndale, MN, passed away in her sleep from heart failure on Sunday, June 21, 2009, at the age of 83. She will be remembered as a loving Christian mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born in Verndale on May 24, 1926 to Daphne (Snow) and Paul Denny. Ruth married Bently Conn on February 21, 1944 in Wadena. She and Bently had four children: Shirley, who passed away on November 14, 2008, at age 64, and husband, Myron Wicklund, of Wadena; Alice Bensen of Wadena; Pat and husband, Dave Hime, of Blaine; and Bently, Jr. of Verndale.
Evelyn Marie Dalen was born April 10, 1924 to George and Anna Boylan, in Wadena, MN. During World War II, she married Sherman Dalen, and worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell while he was away serving in the United States Army. Following the war, they made their home on a dairy farm south of Verndale, MN, where they raised their seven children.
Winfred "Ole" Warren Johnson was born on October 31, 1917 to George and Lettie (Rasmussen) Johnson in Henning, MN. He passed away on June 18, 2009, at age 91, in the Lakewood Care Center in Staples, MN. Ole was united in marriage with Dorothy Mildred Borchers on February 6, 1942 in South Dakota. He worked as a manager at the Astro Aluminum Heat Treating Plant. Ole spent 37 years in Deer Creek and 35 years in California, before retiring and moving to the Deer Creek and Wadena area for his last 20 years.
Funeral services were held for Lila Kujala of New York Mills, Minnesota on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills, with Pastor Don Salo & Pastor Andy Tumberg officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Louise Amberg. Special music was provided by Andy & Janet Tumberg. The pallbearers were John Blom, Keith Blom, Jacob Perius, Jason Perius, Earl Tumberg and Danny Tumberg. Lila was laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills, Minnesota. Lila Kujala was born on April 7, 1915 in Sebeka, Minnesota.
Memorial services were held for Sandra Lee (Ollikain) O'Donnell on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in New York Mills, Minnesota with Pastor Don Salo officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, New York Mills, Minnesota. Sandra Lee O'Donnell was born on February 22, 1966 in Glendive, Montana to Maurice and Marcella (Ruikka) Ollikain. She graduated from the Choteau High School in Choteau, Montana with the class of 1984. On September 4, 1993 Sandra was united in marriage with Robert Gregory O'Donnell.
Cecilia Margaret (Jaroszewski) Nundahl, age 77, of Perham, MN, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at MeritCare, Fargo, ND, due to heart complications. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2009, beginning at 11:00 am at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Joe Herzing officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, June 22, from 4 pm - 7 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham. Cecilia was born May 11, 1932, in Dead Lake Township near Dent, MN, the daughter of Nick and Mary Ann (Belka) Jaroszewski.