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Fred Swanberg, 82

Funeral services were held for Fred Swanberg, age 82 of Battle Lake (formerly of Ottertail), on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Henning. Visitation was on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the Belmont-Karvonen Funeral Home in Henning.
Fred passed away on August 25, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Battle Lake.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Fred’s family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements are provided by Belmont-Karvonen Funeral Home in Henning.

Delores Menze, 91

Delores “Dede” (Perala) Menze departed this life on August 5, 2016 to go and spend eternity with her beloved husband, Orlend (Orlie).
They were married November 25, 1945 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ottertail. They lived on their family farm located in rural Otto Township. To this union 11 children were born, nine who survive her. She was born May 26, 1925 in New York Mills to W.J. and Lempi Perala. Dede was baptized and confirmed in the New York Mills Apostolic Church. She went to Country School District 284 and graduated in 1943 from New York Mills High School with a beauty school scholarship to DeGuiles Beauty Academy in Minneapolis, Minn.; graduating in 1944. Dede worked in beauty shops in Duluth, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Perham and New York Mills. She owned and operated salons in Perham, New York Mills and in her Ottertail home the “Country Beauty Shoppe.” Dede retired in 1992 from teaching Cosmetology for 25 years at Wadena Area Technical Institute. She was an active 4-H leader for numerous years. In addition to praying, her passions were her family, traveling, flowers, “beauty” (Cosmetology) and teaching. She loved color, laughter and visiting. She was an encourager and dreamer. Dede was much loved and greatly admired.
Left to morn her passing are her children: Dianne Menze, Dale (Linda) Menze, Lynnette (Dennis) Henderson, Karen (Henry) Weber, Pamela (Paul) Rosen, Glen (Grace) Menze, (Lori) Menze, Wade Menze, Twila (Gilles) Despraires, Fay (Tad) Pary; sister, Lorraine Olsen; brother, Paul (Sandy) Perala; in-laws, Verna Johnson, Shirley Simmonds, Larry (Kathy) Menze, Audrey Perala, Berverly Perala, and Lois Perala; along with many in-laws, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild, a large number of relatives and a host of friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Orlend Menze; children, Brian Menze and baby Menze; grandchildren, Denise Henderson, Jessica Henderson, and Adam Menze; parents, W.J. Perala and Lempi Perala; brothers, Floyd Perala, Jim Perala, Jack Perala and Jess Perala.
Visitation was held on Sunday, August 14 from 4-8p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Ottertail. Visitation resumed on Monday, August 15 at 1 p.m. and was followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Pastor Karl Weber was the officiant. Burial was held in the church cemetery.
Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham. (218) 346-5175, www.schoenebergerfuneralhome.com.

LaVerne Hendrickx, 84

LaVerne Hendrickx, age 84 of Perham (formerly of Butler), passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Perham Living Center, Perham.
Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Butler. Visitation was on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. with a parish scripture service at 6:30 p.m.
LaVerne Ann Honer was born January 6, 1932 in Perham, the daughter of John and Julia (Fiedler) Honer. She grew up and attended country school near Dent, graduating from the Perham High School in 1949. LaVerne received her Teaching Certificate at the Fergus Falls Teachers’ College in Fergus Falls, Minn. and taught country school for two years. She married Roger Hendrickx on August 28, 1951. To this union, ten children were born. The couple farmed near Butler. LaVerne entered the Perham Living Center in 2014 where she currently resided. She was a member of the Butler Christian Mothers, the VFW Auxiliary and a 4-H Leader. LaVerne was a very hospitable lady and enjoyed visiting with friends and family.
LaVerne is survived by her ten children: Connie (Vernon) Jorgenson of Frazee, Minn.; Judy (Ron) Bucholz of Perham; Barbara (Tom) Morgenroth of Perham; Thomas (Nancy) Hendrickx of New York Mills; Bruce (Lori) Hendrickx of Ottertail; Donna (Kurt) Schroeer of Perham; Ray (Mary) Hendrickx of New York Mills; Gary (Cindy) Hendrickx of Appleton, Minn.; Ken (Josie) Hendrickx and Duane (Wendy) Hendrickx all of New York Mills; sister, Bernadette Guck of Perham; brother, Bud (Barb) Honer of Dent; sister-in-law, Loraine Honer; 33 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger; brother, Ray Honer; sister, Katherine Weegman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vincent Guck, Leonard Weegman, Ed and JoAnn Hendrickx, John and Josephine Braukmann, Leo Hendrickx, Lawrence and Marcy Hendrickx and Joe and Carrie Delaney.
Arrangements were made by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave LaVerne’s family a message of comfort.