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Mark Uhlenkamp, age 41, of Olivia died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis after a short battle with brain cancer.

Mass Of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia with Rev. Dennis Labat as celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mary Lou Boeddeker passed away peacefully after a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia on November 19, 2014 at the Halstad Living Center, Halstad, MN.

A service to celebrate the life of Mary Lou was held at at the Living Center on November 22.

Robert Dale ‘Bob’ Thompson, Sr., age 82, of Spruce Pine, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine, NC.

A service celebrating the life of Bob Thompson was held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine with Dr. Rocky Branch and Dr. Bob Gray officiating. Interment was at the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery.

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Thomas Blascyk, age 72, of Alexandria, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Knute Nelson Care Center in Alexandria, MN.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at First Lutheran Church in Kensington with Pastor Kathryn Rothman officiating. Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery, Kensington. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Tuesday, November 25.

Arrangements by Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Hoffman, Minnesota. Condolences:

Charles Walwick, age 58, of Elbow Lake, died Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Prairie Ridge Hospital in Elbow Lake.

Arrangements are pending with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake. Condolences:

Jim McCarthy, age 84, of Elbow Lake, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014 at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 6, at St. Olaf Catholic Church, Elbow Lake with Fr. Michael Kellogg officiating. Interment will be at Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake.

Arrangements: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home Elbow Lake. Condolences:
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