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Rita Brekke, age 90, passed away January 18, 2016 at PioneerCare Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on January 22, at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Elbow Lake with Fr. Michael Kellogg officiating. Burial was at St. Loretto Cemetery, Elbow Lake.

Condolences: www.EricksonSmithFH.com.


Wesley O. Hoffman, age 77, of Norcross, Minnesota passed away January 23, 2016 at Care Regional Hospital in Aransas Pass, Texas.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 30, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Herman, Minnesota with Rev. Carl Berner officiating. Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery, rural Herman.

To sign an online guestbook or watch the video tribute visit www.bainbridgefuneralhome.com.


Brenda Jean Anderson, age 48, of Gilbertsville, New York, formerly of Cyrus, died unexpectedly Monday, January 25, 2016, in New York.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wendell with Rev. Dr. Eugene Boe officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake, and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Wendell.

Online Guestbook: www.EricksonSmithFH.com.


Jenny P. Hansen, age 94 of Elbow Lake, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Barrett Care Center.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Grace Evangelical Free Church, Elbow Lake with Reverend Gabriel Norton officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5 at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Elbow Lake and resuming one hour prior to the service at the church.

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