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John Pesola, 63

Memorial services were held for John Henry Pesola, age 63 of Wadena, on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills with Pastor Nicholas Kandoll officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills.
John Henry Pesola was born on March 20, 1953 in Wadena. His parents are the late Emil C. and Janet Marcella (Wiirta) Pesola. John graduated from the New York Mils High School with the class of 1971. He graduated from the Staples Vocational School as a diesel mechanic and was employed working on heavy equipment in St. Paul, Minn. and Wadena. John traveled to Indonesia, Taiwan and Finland where he continued to operate heavy equipment building golf courses. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tractor pulls, cooking, canning, traveling and especially his trips to Alaska to watch the Iditarod. He loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with them and his friends.
On January 8, 2017 John passed away at Perham Health in Perham, at 63 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Preceding John in death were his parents; brother, Ronald; nephews: Ross and Ryan.
John is survived by his sisters: Cindy Fox (Jim Peternell) of Shevlin, Minn.; Juanita (Roger) Grindstaff of New York Mills; Doreen (Jerry) Hoyhtya of Ottertail; Becky Pesola of Perham; brothers: Rick Pesola of Embarass, Minn.; Mike Pesola of Ottertail; Ed (Laura) Pesola of New York Mills; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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Arrangements were provided by the Karvonen Funeral Home.  read entire story. . . .

Terry Peterson, 60

Memorial services were held for Terry Lynn Peterson, age 60 of Ottertail, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Henning, with Pastor Kevin Mann officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Dianne Gutknecht. Special music was provided by Sarah Velde. The urn bearers were Terryís brothers, Rick and Nick. Terry was laid to rest in St. Paulís Cemetery, Henning.
Terry Lynn Loock was born on December 5, 1956 in Wadena. Her parents were the late Henry and Ruth (Casebeer) Loock. Terry was confirmed at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in 1971. She graduated from the Henning High School with the class of 1975. Terry continued her education at Wadena Vocational Technical College where she specialized in cosmetology. She was employed in Fergus Falls and Vanity in Henning. On March 7, 2003 Terry was united in marriage with Ricky Lee Peterson in Fergus Falls, Minn. They made their home in Ottertail. Terry was employed with Carrís in Ottertail for 28 years. Terry loved Christmas, gardening, canning, baking, processing deer her family harvested and watching Rick grow the flowers she planted. She enjoyed shopping, trips to the casino, the Hallmark channel, spending time outside during the summer, yard games, the Minnesota Vikings and especially spending time with all her grandchildren.
On January 11, 2017 Terry passed away peacefully at her home in Ottertail surrounded by her loving family and the care of Lakeland Hospice. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Preceding Terry in death were her parents; sister, Deb Magnuson; son-in-law, Daniel Johnson.
Terry is survived by her husband, Rick Peterson of Ottertail; children: Denise (Matt Carter) Frederick of Barnesville, Minn.; Becky (Tylor Stanbrough) Johnson of Perham; step-children: Teira (Chad) Shaw of Henning and Adam Peterson of Cliffside, N.J.; grandchildren: Sophie and Brinlee; step-grandchildren: Taylor and Tanner, Andrew and Nicky; brothers: Rick (Karen) Loock of Henning and Nick (Carla) Loock of Henning; mother-in-law, Dolores Peterson of Henning; gramma, Norma Ellingson of Henning; brothers-in-law: John Magnuson; Gary (Polly) Peterson; Dennis (Nancy) Peterson; Wayne Peterson; sister-in-law, Lynn (Stevie Richter) Peterson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
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Arrangements were provided by the Belmont-Karvonen Funeral Home of Henning.  read entire story. . . .

Mildred Hessling, 98

Mildred Irene Hessling, age 98 of Wadena, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
Family and friends gathered at the Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, at 11 a.m. on Monday January 16, 2017.
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Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, Wadena.  read entire story. . . .