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Harvey Reynolds, age 88, of Morris, Hoffman and Barrett area, died on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Ecuman Bethany Community Home in Alexandria, MN.

Funeral services for Harvey were held Thursday, April 28, at the Pedersen Funeral Home Chapel in Morris. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

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Jerry Sumstad, age 69 of Elbow Lake died Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at his home.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Grue Lutheran Cemetery of rural Ashby with Reverend Tom Olson officiating. Military Honors will be by the Minnesota National Guard.

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Virginia R. Stensland, age 84, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Banner Medical Center in Sun City, AZ.

Burial will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.


Ervin H. Meyer, age 93, of Alexandria died on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his home.

A Funeral Service will be held 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria,


Rodney Kolle, age 76, of Tyler passed away Friday, April 29, 2016 at Tyler Healthcare Center in Tyler, Minnesota.

Memorial services will be Saturday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Cosmos. Visitation is one-half hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Cosmos, Minnesota.


Leslie “Butch” Folken of Elbow Lake passed away January 15, 2016 at the age of 70 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016 at United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake with Pastor Jean Ohman officiating.

Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake is assisting the family with arrangements.

  Rick Vipond’s Memorial services in Minnesota will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 a.m. in the Herman Community Event Center, Herman, MN.
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