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Gilbert Odegaard, age 70, of rural Evansville, MN died Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 18, at Faith Lutheran Church, Evansville with Rev. Zach Johnson officiating.

Condolences: www.GlendeNilson.com.


Gordon DeLancey Jeppson, age 76, of Appleton, Wisconsin, transitioned from this life on April 10, 2014, with his wife by his side.

A service celebrating Gordy’s life was held on Monday, April 14, at First English Lutheran Church, Appleton, with Rev. Jeff Tengesdal officiating. Online condolences may be offered at wichmannfargo.com.


Dorretta Undena “Dena” Noid Gran, age 95, formerly of Hoffman, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Barrett Care Center.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman with the Rev. Nathan Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Lands Cemetery, Hoffman. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until the time of the service.

Arrangements are with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman, www.EricksonSmithFH.com.


Clayton Truman Hanson, age 86, of Fergus Falls, MN, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Lake Region Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, with a public prayer service at 6:30 p.m. then resumes one hour prior to service at the church. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Augustana Lutheran Church with Rev. Ben Durbin officiating. Interment will be at Sarpsborg Cemetery, Dalton, MN with military participation by American Legion #357 of Ashby, MN.

Arrangements: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls. Condolences may be sent online at www.olsonfuneralhome.com.


Robert Louis Stephens, age 54, Wahpeton, ND, died peacefully in his home on April 12, 2014.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. at the Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND; with visitation one hour before the service at the funeral home.

Please feel free to visit our online guestbook at www.vertinmunson.com.

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