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Edith Lenora (Hotvedt) Hedstrom, age 98, passed away July 11, 2014 at the Trinity Suites in Farmington, Minnesota.

Services were held on Friday, July 18, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman with Rev. Nathan Thompson officiating. Burial was at Lands Cemetery, Hoffman.

Condolences: www.EricksonSmithFH.com.

Gordon Joseph Leraas, age 91, of Barrett, went home to the Lord His Saviour on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at St. Cloud Hospital due to a major stroke.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 21, at Lincoln Lutheran Church, rural Barrett with Pastor Kathryn Rothman officiating. Burial will be at Lincoln Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to www.EricksonSmithFH.com.

Deloyd Johnson, age 80 of Ashby, passed away July 17, 2014 at Evansville Care Center.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 21 at the United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake with Rev. Chris Eldredge officiating. Burial as at Mound Grove Cemetery, Evansville, MN.

Condolences may be sent to www.EricksonSmithFH.com.

Richard Swenson, age 97, of Fergus Falls, died Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Broen Memorial Home.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25, at the Olson Funeral Home Chapel, Fergus Falls, MN with Reverend Dan Cole officiating. Interment will be at Knollwood Memorial Gardens in Fergus Falls.

Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.olsonfuneralhome.com.
  Roy Wilberg, age 89, of Alexandria, formerly of Hoffman, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Barrett Care Center.

Arrangements are pending with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman.
  Joyce M. Haugen, age 80, of Elbow Lake, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Minnesota Veterans Home, Fergus Falls.

Arrangements are pending with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake.
  Gary Earl Gilbertson, age 70, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Herman, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.

Arrangements are pending with the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake.
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