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Gary W. Bartness, age 67, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at his home with family and friends by his side, after a courageous four and a half year battle with brain cancer.

A Memorial service was held on Sunday, September 25, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Online condolences for Gary’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family.


Joanne N. Langmaack, age 74, formerly of Elbow Lake, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at the Barrett Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake with Reverend Jean Ohman officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake.

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Phillip Thompson, age 97, of Fergus Falls died Sunday, September 18, 2016, at his home.

Funeral services were held on Monday, September 26 at Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. Interment was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery by Wendell.


Michael “Mike” A. Knutson, age 64 of Glenwood, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, September 22, at Glenwood Lutheran Church in Glenwood with Rev. Randy Chrissis and Rev. Krista Lee officiating. Inurnment will be at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Wendell, Minnesota.

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Beverly Hubbard, age 90, of Barrett died Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the Central Todd County Care Center in Clarissa, MN.

Funeral services were held on Monday, September 26 at Peace Lutheran Church, Barrett, with Reverend Don Reisig officiating. Interment was at Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake.

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Wally Bullis, age 87, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Prairie Ridge Hospital in Elbow Lake.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake with Reverend Matthew Zeile officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

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


Robert Henneman, age 66, of Evansville, died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at his home, under the care of his family and Hospice of Douglas County.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, at Faith Lutheran Church in Evansville. Visitation was Monday at Faith Lutheran Church in Evansville, resuming one hour prior to services. Interment was at Mound Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Evansville. Online Guestbook:

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