Citizen's Advocate Business DirectorySubscribe to the Citizen's AdvocateContact Us at The Citizen's Advocate
Citizens Advocate Online NewspaperAdvertisement for the Citizen's Advocate
    HomeNewsSportsObituariesChurchSocialsPhotosLegalsContact Us
The E-edition Citizen's Advocate

Obituaries

Clara Thompson, 75

Funeral services will be held for Clara Thompson, age 75 of New York Mills, on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills, with Pastor Kirk Douglas officiating. The hymns will be sung by the congregation, accompanied by Janell Brakel. Clara will be laid to rest in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn.
Clara Edna Stoltz was born on April 22, 1940 in New York Mills. Her parents are Marie Ida Sydow and the late Rufus Walton Stoltz. Clara was baptized on April 22, 1940 and confirmed on June 6, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills, and attended the New York Mills High School. Clara made her home in Minneapolis where she met her future husband, James Thompson. On March 11, 1958 Clara was united in marriage to James Willard Thompson at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills. Their marriage was blessed with 4 children. Clara and James made their home throughout California while James had a career in the United States Navy. Clara and James then made their home in Bremerton, Wash. and the Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois where James retired from the United States Navy in 1982. They then made their home in Annandale, Minn., and Brooklyn Park, Minn., for 15 years. Clara and James resided in Baxter, Minn., for 8 years before making their home in New York Mills in 2003. Clara enjoyed baking, quilting, cross stitch and all aspects of crafting. Clara passed away on January 25, 2016 at the Elders’ Home in New York Mills at 75 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Preceding Clara in death were her father, Rufus Stoltz; sister, Lillian Grahm.
Clara is survived by her husband, James Thompson Sr. of New York Mills; sons: Gregory (Denice) Thompson of Baxter, Minn.; James (Catherine) Thompson Jr. of North Branch, Minn.; Robert Thompson of Hillsdale, Mich.; Brent (April) Thompson of Fergus Falls; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; mother: Marie Sydow of New York Mills; sister, Lila (Ron) Johnson of St. Mary’s, Idaho; 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 Clara’s family.

David Sims, 71

Memorial services were held for David Sims, age 71 of New York Mills, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in New York Mills, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016. David will be laid to rest at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
David Marshall Sims was born on June 18, 1944 in Waycross, Ga., to John Quinton Sims Sr and Mary Ruth (Dickinson) Sims. David attended Robert E. Lee High School and graduated with the class of 1963. He served honorably in the United States Navy as a Navy Seal from July 12, 1963 to May 18, 1970 during which time he served in the Vietnam War. David spent 3 years and 10 months of his time as a Navy Seal at sea and/or in foreign service. He was stationed aboard the USS Yosemite, USS Albany, and USS Columbus. David was awarded the National Defense Medal. David enjoyed traveling and experiencing life to the fullest. He had many places he called home including: San Antonio, Texas, Eugene, Ore., San Diego, Calif. and Schertz, Texas. David made his home in Henning in 1995 and in 2011 David moved to New York Mills, where he was currently living. David worked as a Fire Control Technician, mechanic, home and business remodeler before becoming a truck driver. David was an over the road trucker and enjoyed the ride. David was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed playing the guitar, macramé, video games, and wood working. David was not afraid to die.
David passed away peacefully on January 26, 2016 at his home in New York Mills, at 71 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Preceding David in death were his parents: John Q. Sims Sr. and Mary Ruth (Dickinson) Sims; brother, John Q Sims Jr.; sister, Jeanette (Sims) Sterling.
David is survived by his sister, Susan (Sims) Kerivan of Galveston, Texas; many nieces, nephews and cousins with a special recognition for Tiffany J (Sims) Hagen and John J Sims; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Arrangements were provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave a message of comfort and support for David’s family.

Richard Plautz, 63

Services are pending for Richard Plautz age 63, of Wadena.
Richard passed away at the Tri-County Hospital in Wadena, on January 29, 2016.
Arrangements are with the Karvonen Funeral Home of Wadena.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Richard’s family a message of comfort and support.

Ronald Estes, 55

Ronald Dean Estes, age 55 of Spring Park, Minn., passed away January 23, 2016.  
Preceded in death by father, Wilfred.  
Survived by mother, Jackie Estes; sister, Deb (Jon) Peterson; brother, Tom (Vicki) Estes; nephews, Dan and Andy; other family and friends and his beloved cat, Doof.
A memorial service will be held mid-February in Henning. Memorials preferred to the Otter Tail County Humane Society.
www.GILLBROTHERS.com
New Hope, MN   763-531-1777

Dixie Fosse, 76

Funeral services were held for Dixie Fosse, age 76 of Battle Lake (formerly of New York Mills), on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church with Pastor Nicholas Kandoll officiating. The music was congregational provided by Janet Tumberg.  The pallbearers were Troy Fosse, Todd Fosse, Jeremy Fosse, Tyler Fosse, Ryan Todd and James Wanek. Dixie was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, New York Mills.
Dixie Lee Harms was born on February 6, 1939 in Wadena. Her parents were the late Lawrence and Betty (Soronen) Harms. Dixie graduated from the New York Mills High School with the class of 1957. On July 13, 1957 Dixie was united in marriage to Arden Fosse. Their marriage was blessed with three sons: Todd, Kevin, and Troy. Dixie and Arden made their home in New York Mills. She attended nursing school in Detroit Lakes and graduated in 1977. Dixie was employed at the Elders’ Home as a nurse’s aide and LPN for 16 years. Arden passed away on July 16, 1993. Dixie made her home in rural Battle Lake at Your Home At The Lake since September 21, 2007. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, crochet and knitting, wine tasting, and 50 and 60’s music.
Dixie passed away on January 24, 2016 at her home at Your Home At The Lake in rural Battle Lake, at 76 year of age under the tender care of Lakeland Hospice. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.  Preceding Dixie in death were her father, Lawrence Harms; mother and step-father: Betty and Kenneth Oman; husband, Arden Fosse; son, Kevin Fosse; grandfather, John Sorenen; grandmother, Anna Sorenen; uncle, Carl Sorenen; aunts, Manga Patenude and Olga Burgau.
Dixie is survived by her sons: Todd (Pam) Fosse; Troy Fosse; 7 grandchildren: Amber (Ryan) Todd; Chelsea Garcia, Brinn Fosse, Ayden Fosse, Jeremy Fosse, Tyler Fosse, and Cheyenne Fosse; 3 great-grandchildren: Adrian, Tristan, and Legder; great-aunt, Grace Westra; brother-in-law, Darwin (Sandy) Fosse; nieces and nephews: Laird Fosse and Mischawn Fosse; great-nieces: McKenzie Jones, Madison Jones, Taylor Jones, and Isla Fosse; dear friends and caregivers, Steve and Barb Jensen; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to leave a message of comfort and support for Dixie’s family.