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Odell A. Johnson, age 83 of Fargo, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Sanford Health in Fargo.

Funeral services were held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fargo. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

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Dr. Allan L. Niemi, age 97, longtime Marquette resident and former NMU professor and administrator from 1949 – 1981, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the home of his daughter Kim Niemi in Ishpeming, MI.

Honoring Dr. Niemi’s wishes, cremation will take place and a private interment will take place at the Park Cemetery in Marquette.

Helen Irene Martinson, age 94, of Ashby, Minnesota died on September 26, 2015 at her home.

Visitation: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, with a 4:30 p.m. prayer service, at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Ashby, and one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Zion-Sarpsborg Free Lutheran Church in Dalton with Pastor Mark Johnson and Pastor Dan Hurner officiating. Interment will be at Sarpsborg Lutheran Cemetery, Dalton.

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Albert Ostenson, age 98, of Barrett, died Sunday, September 27, 2015, at the Barrett Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, at Peace Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Peace Lutheran Church, Barrett with Reverend Matthew Rose officiating. Interment will be at Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Barrett.

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