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Louise Ollie, 95

Funeral Mass was held for Louise Ollie, age 95 of New York Mills, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena.
Visitation was held on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 5:30 p.m. that was followed by Parish Prayers at 6 p.m. at the Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena. Visitation resumed one hour prior to the funeral service at St. Ann’s on Tuesday.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Louise’s family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Services of Wadena.  read entire story. . . .

Christopher Perry, 33

Christopher Michael Perry, age 33 of Wadena, passed away on September 19, 2017 at his home in Wadena. No services will be held.
Please visit karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave a message of comfort and support for Christopher’s family.
Arrangements by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Service of Wadena.  read entire story. . . .

Ben Goeson, 94

Funeral services were held for Ben Goeson, age 94 of Perham, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena, with Pastor Larry Vosika officiating. The honorary pallbearers were Ben’s grandsons: Rich, Andy, Tanner and Jared; and granddaughters: Wendy, Jennifer, Tiffany and Vanessa. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Janell Brakel. Special music was provided by granddaughter, Wendy Pickar. Ben was laid to rest in Hillview Cemetery, Sebeka.
Ben Everett Goeson was born on April 23, 1923 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. His parents were the late Ben I. and Edna (Fundenberger) Goeson. Ben and his family resided in Canada for six months before moving to Minot, N.D. When Ben was 10 years old the family moved to Tioga, N.D. Ben joined the Civil Corps when he was 16 years old and was a member for 27 years. Ben worked in Sydney, Mont. and Trenton, N.D. Ben was employed as a welder in a ship yard in Portland, Ore. when he was 18 years old for two years before moving to Williston, N.D. On August 11, 1944 Ben was united in marriage to Blanche Comstock in Sidney, Mont. Their marriage was blessed with two children. Ben was employed for a year at Triple 3 Filling Station and nine years at United Auto Service in Williston, N.D. Ben was employed for Tractor Supply Company as their manager for 25 years, first for 12 years in Williston, N.D. and then 13 years in Billings, Mont.  Ben and Blanche moved to Butler, where they purchased a farm. In 1983, they made their home on Big Pine Lake. In 1990 Ben sold the farm to his son, Monte, where Ben still helped out on the farm. In 1998, they made their home back at the family farm until 2014, when they made their home at St. James Manor in Perham.
On September 13, 2017 Ben passed away at Perham Living at 94 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Preceding Ben in death were his parents; brothers, Jerry Goeson and Thomas Goeson; sister, Joyce; sister-in-law, Ruth Holm; brothers-in-law, Kenneth (Pat) Comstock, Hunter Smith and Virgil ‘Smokey’ Dunn.
Ben is survived by his wife, Blanche; daughter, Von DaLee Graba of New York Mills; son, Monte (Jolene) Goeson of New York Mills; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elva Smith of Williston, N.D.; Dorthelda Dunn of Thornton, Colo.; brother, Robert Goeson of Munfordville, Ky.; Bruce (Marleen) Goeson of Mohall, N.D.; sister-in-law, Laverne Rogers of Wadena; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Arrangements are with the Karvonen Funeral Home of New York Mills.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave a message of comfort and support for Ben’s family.  read entire story. . . .

Thomas Mindermann, 53

A Celebration of Life was held for Thomas Mindermann, age 53 of Wadena, on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 3-5 p.m. with a service at 4 p.m. at the Karvonen Funeral Home in Wadena.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Thomas’ family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Services of Wadena.  read entire story. . . .

Darrell Saewert, 58

Darrell Lee Saewert, age 58 of New York Mills, passed away due to complications from a serious accident surrounded by his family on September 13, 2017 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Kerry of  33  years; sons: Jesse, Jeremy, Logyn (Trina), Landyn (Jennifer) and Jett Saewert; seven grandchildren who he adored: Braxton, Greysen, Hailey, Brekkyn, Ella, Teagan and Kinley; brothers: Dan (Judy), Dennis, David (Missy) and sisters: Diane Osterman, Donna Saewert, Darlene (Mike) Hendrickson; his mother-in-law, Janet Blickenstaff and his father-in-law, LeRoy Blickenstaff; as well as many nieces and nephews and other extended family.  
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Mavis Saewert.
Anyone who knew Darrell knows how much he loved to talk, tell stories and that he was a friend to all. Darrell especially enjoyed watching his sons wrestle and play football. He spent countless hours in the bleachers cheering them on. He was a kid at heart and spending time with his grandkids, nieces and nephews always put a big smile on his face. They will never forget how he would take them to find unique rocks, draw happy faces on them and then name them Seymour! Darrell was also known for his heart of gold and could always be counted on to be there in his bib overalls to help friends or family with household projects or whatever else they needed.  His family will miss all the special treasures he found  for them while trucking that he would bring home.
Visitation was held on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at the Karvonen Funeral Home in New York Mills and resumed one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday September 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Darrell’s family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral and Cremation Services of New York Mills.  read entire story. . . .