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Frances Anderson, 76

Frances “Jean” Anderson, age 76 of Park Rapids, Minn. passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Essentia Health in Fargo, N.D.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Karvonen Funeral Home, Wadena. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home with a prayer service beginning at 6 p.m. and will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills.
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Arrangements were provided by the Karvonen Funeral Home.  read entire story. . . .

James Rice, 76

James Ronald Rice, age 76, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017.  A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Larry Holden officiating.
James was born May 11, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Joseph and Vivian (Blackburn) Rice. He served in the United States Navy and was the proud owner of a sign shop in Albuquerque, N.M. for over 30 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; children, Tanya Rice Guardino, Tertia Rice and Joseph Rice; brother, Stanley Rice.
James is survived by his daughters, Tari L. Rice Kantosky and husband, Richard, Ann Rice Mulder and husband, Dell and Tiffany Rice Passeri; son, Donald Rice and wife, Laura; sister, Gloria Young; grandchildren, Raini L. Vargas, Seth Rice, Joe Rice, Whitney Rice, Karlee Passeri, Kurtis Ehrhorn, Kelley Ehrhorn, Alexis Rice, Brayden Rice, Wintra Renfroe and Danny Rice.  
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Clarence Brasel, 85

Funeral services were held for Clarence “Sonny” Brasel, age 85 of Perham, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Perham, with Rev. Jared R. Nies officiating. The pallbearers were David Meyer, Kent Verville, Kevin Huwe, Rick Miller, Chad Crowe and Tyler Stomberg. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Karen Meyer. Clarence was laid to rest in Bethlehem Cemetery, Corliss Township.
Clarence William Brasel was born on December 20, 1931 at home on the family farm in Pine Lake Township, Minn. His parents are Lucy (Ziells) Brasel and the late Edward Brasel. Clarence graduated from District #248 in Pine Lake Township in 1945. On September 26, 1954 Clarence was united in marriage with Lucille Bormann at the “old” St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Perham. Their marriage was blessed with three children. Clarence and Lucille made their home on the family farm in Pine Lake Township. Clarence enjoyed farming, reading, camping and horseback riding with family and friends, deer watching, bird watching, working with the cattle and going to rodeo’s, walking or riding the A.M.T. on the trails in the woods. He loved his family dearly.
Preceding Clarence in death was his father, Edward Brasel.
Clarence is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Lucille Brasel of Perham; mother, Lucy Brasel of Perham; daughters: Deborah (David) Meyer of Aitkin, Minn.; Cynthia (Kent) Verville of Milaca, Minn.; Lisa (Kevin) Huwe of Alexandria, Minn.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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Arrangements were provided by the Karvonen Funeral Home of New York Mills.  read entire story. . . .

Ida Gimbel, 91

Funeral services were held for Ida Gimbel, age 91 of Perham, on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham, with Pastor Steve Dahl and Pastor Cassie Anderson officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation accompanied by Russell Bunker. Special music was provided by Nikki Mattfeld. The pallbearers were Ida’s grandchildren: Jody Stoen, Tammy Stebleton, Chad Gimbel, Jeff Gimbel, Jay Gimbel, Brian Gimbel, Trent Gilb, Michael Gimbel and Ryan Gimbel. Ida was laid to rest in the Perham City Cemetery, Perham.
Ida Orlean Hettich was born on December 20, 1925 in Maple Leaf, S.D. Her parents were the late George and Maglalena (Stuckley) Hettich. On November 12, 1944 Ida was united in marriage with Theophil “Ted” Gimbel in Mobridge, S.D. They resided in Mobridge until, 1951 when they moved to Englevale, N.D. to farm. Ida and Ted moved to Bertha, Minn. where they farmed for 10 years. During the 70’s they resided in Morris, Minn. where Ida was employed as a waitress and Ted worked in construction, later moving to Cyrus, Minn. In 1979 they made their home in Perham where Ida enjoyed working at Lakes Café and the Uptown in Wadena. Ted passed away on January 3, 1985. Ida was a member of the Perham V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and Calvary Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing cards, working at the local food shelf and even went on a mission trip to Jamaica when she was 80 years old. Ida was also a large part of the Senior Companion organization.
On February 4, 2017 Ida passed away peacefully at Perham Living in Perham, at 91 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Preceding Ida in death were her parents; husband, Ted; daughter, Diane Gimbel; grandson, Todd Gilb; three sisters: Lena Gorder, Alma Rabern and Ruth Hand; six brothers: Rudy, Walter, Paul, Oscar, Roy and Lester.
Ida is survived by her daughter, Judy (Kenneth) Gilb of Wadena; three sons: Clyde (Elaine Carlson) Gimbel of Ottertail; Dale (Susan) Gimbel of Browerville, Minn. and William (Barb) Gimbel of Garfield, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Gerald (Sharon) Hettich of Seattle, Wash.; brother-in-law, Dick Turnquist of Hot Springs, Colo.; sisters-in-law: June (Milton) Meidinger of Mandan, N.D.; Kathy Cordry of Hood River, Ore.; Linda Gimbel of Rapid City, S.D.; Arlys Gimbel of Artas, S.D.; Verna Gimbel of Casper, Wyo.; Elsie Heiser of Alexandria, Minn.; Susan Holzworth of Colorado Springs, Colo.; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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Arrangements were provided by the Karvonen Funeral Home.  read entire story. . . .