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Joe Brennan, 67

A celebration of life was held for Joe Brennan, age 67 of Ottertail, on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Hoot-N-Hollar in Ottertail. A gathering of family and friends was held one hour prior to the celebration.
Joe passed away on September 16, 2016.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Joe’s family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements are provided by Karvonen funeral Home in New York Mills.

Ernest Hanka, 86

Memorial services will be held for Ernest Hanka, age 86 of Ottertail, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills. A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service.
Ernest passed away on September 24, 2016 at Perham Living, Perham.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Ernest’s family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills.

Keith Pundt, 59

The funeral service for Keith Pundt, formerly of Wadena was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Wadena, with Pastor Ronald Jobe presiding. Visitation was held at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Keith was just days short of his 60th birthday when he passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at the Knute-Nelson Care Center in Alexandria, Minn.
Keith was born to William and Margaret “Peg” (Cooley) Pundt on October 2, 1956, in Las Vegas, Nev. He attended Wadena Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1974. He attained a 2-year vocational technical degree at Staples, Minn. and became a Chef at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria, Minn. for 36 years. Keith was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He especially treasured his time spent with family and friends. He was a member of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association and Ringnecks Forevermore.
Keith was preceded in death by his father William in 1983. He is survived by his devoted mother Margaret and step-father Don Bjelland of Henning; sister Debra Kay Pundt of Wadena; brother Gary Wayne (Lisa) Pundt of Rochester, Minn.; niece Anne Pundt; along with nephews Joseph and Timothy Pundt.
Pallbearers will be Duane Steffens, Alan Steffens, Kenny Steffens, Mitch Steffens, Mike Steffens and Joseph Pundt.
Burial will be in Wadena Cemetery, Wadena.
The family suggests memorials be given to Knute-Nelson Hospice Care.
Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes, Wadena. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)