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Russell Jacobson, 93

Funeral services will be held for Russell Jacobson, age 93 of New York Mills, on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Thursday.
Russ passed away on November 26, 2016 at the Elders’ Home in New York Mills.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Russ’ family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills.  read entire story. . . .

Alice Rogholt, 97

Alice Jane Cookman was born on November 2, 1919, in Aastad Township, Otter Tail County, to Hosea and Grace (Rix) Cookman. Alice attended rural schools through the eighth grade.
On November 2, 1941, Alice married Lloyd Rogholt at the Hamar Church parsonage. Alice and Lloyd raised four boys at their farm in rural Elizabeth, Minn. Alice enjoyed taking care of her garden and animals. She and Lloyd enjoyed square dancing. After her husband’s death, she worked at the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center dietary department from 1975 to 1988. She also took several trips to various places in the United States. She crocheted beautiful afghans, tablecloths, bedspreads and wall hangings among other items for members of her family and others too, until her eyesight no longer allowed her to do so. She loved to play cards and bingo.
On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, Alice passed peacefully away at PioneerCare Center in Fergus Falls at the age of 97.  
Preceding her in death were her parents, Hosea and Grace; her husband, Lloyd in 1975; son, LeRoy in 2007; two brothers: William Cookman and Robert Cookman: two sisters, Gladys Sanden and Margaret Carlson.
She is survived by three sons: Gary (Geri) Rogholt of Moorhead, Minn., Wayne (Gerri) Rogholt of Henning and Dale (Judy) Rogholt of Rice, Minn.; daughter-in-law: Marilyn Rogholt of Fergus Falls; grandchildren: Kathryn, Michael, Karen, Christopher, Jeffrey, Phillip, Kathy, Michelle, Gerald, Terrance, Rob, and James; fourteen great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews as well as a very special niece, Mary Erickson.
Memorials preferred to PioneerCare in Fergus Falls.
  Visitation: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Olson Funeral Home with prayers at 1:30 p.m.
Clergy: Reverend Kate Bruns
Interment: Graveside service following prayers on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Oak Grove Cemetery
Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls
Condolences can be sent online to www.OlsonFuneralHome.com  read entire story. . . .

Emily Cross, 89

Memorial services were held for Emily Cross, age 89 of New York Mills, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in New York Mills, with Reverend Sheri Nelson officiating. Auxiliary honors were provided by the Charles D. Center V.F.W. Post #3289 Auxiliary of New York Mills.
Emily Elvira Olsen was born on October 16, 1927 in New York Mills. Her parents were the late Hjalmer and Elizabeth (Hyppio) Olsen. Emily grew up on the family farm in Otto Township. She attended country school District #110. She graduated with the Class of 1947 from New York Mills High School. On January 10, 1948 Emily was united in marriage to Eugene Aalto from Ruovesi, Finland, in Menahga, Minn. They resided in New York Mills, then moved to Renton, Wash. in 1952. Eugene passed away in 1955 in Washington. On August 30, 1974 Emily was united in marriage to Robert Cross in Renton, Wash. Bob passed away on May 15, 1981. They owned and operated Cross Trophy’s in Renton until retiring in 2002. Emily spent the following years in between Washington and Minnesota. Emily enjoyed traveling, cruises and trips to Finland. She was very proud of her Finnish Heritage. She also enjoyed playing Bingo. On November 18, 2016 Emily passed away at the Elders’ Home in New York Mills, at 89 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Preceding Emily in death were her parents; husbands: Eugene and Bob; siblings: Ben, Esther, Edna, Elma, Stanley, Rueben, Ethel, Simon “Bomber”, Edith, Elmie, Eldora and Elizabeth.
Emily is survived by her daughter, Marie Aalto of New York Mills; sons: Benny Aalto of Coos Bay, Ore.; Marty (Kathy) Aalto of Tacoma, Wash.; son-in-law, Stanley (Deb) Marotz of Perham;  grandchildren: Ashley (Jeremy) Ratcliff, Greg Aalto and Kristin Aalto; great-grandchildren: Lilly, Delaney and Sydney Ratcliff; sister, Esty Brasel of Summer, Wash.; sister-in-law, Lorraine Olsen of New York Mills; brother-in-law, Marvin Fiskari of New York Mills; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Donations may be made to the New York Mills Public Library in Emily’s name.
New York Mills Public Library, PO Box 279, New York Mills, Minnesota.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Emily’s family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements were provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills.  read entire story. . . .

LeRoy Haavig, 70

Funeral services were held for LeRoy Haavig, age 70 of New York Mills, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills, with Pastor Nicholas Kandoll officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Janet Tumberg. The pallbearers were Kevin Curcio, Jared Haavig, Wade Haavig, Joshua Haavig, Adam Haskins and Nathan Haskins. Honorary pallbearers were Dale Haskins, Doug Korzendorfer, Jim Steinbach and Donnie Bauck. LeRoy was laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills.
LeRoy Delmayne Haavig was born on January 13, 1946 in Wadena. His parents were the late Arthur and Agnes (Piippo) Haavig. LeRoy grew up in New York Mills and attended New York Mills High School, where he graduated with the class of 1964. After graduation he was employed with Dairy Herd Improvement Association as a milk tester for 20 years. He was them employed with Lund Boat Company for 10 years, before retiring in 2009. He has been married to Melody Anne Pruiett for the past 19 years. LeRoy enjoyed hunting, fishing, ice fishing, watching sports on TV, especially football.
On November 21, 2016 LeRoy passed away at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. at 70 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Preceding LeRoy in death were his parents; sisters, Charlotte Haskins and Carol Korzendorfer; brother, Delbert “Schnobby” Haavig; brother-in-law, John Curcio.
LeRoy is survived by his wife, Melody Haavig; sons: Jonathan Smith and Christopher Smith; grandson, Kaleb; sister, Shirley Curcio; brother, Gary (Veronica) Haavig; sister-in-law, Marla Haavig; brother-in-law, Robert (Donna) Korzendorfer; many other relatives and host of friends.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send LeRoy’s family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements are provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills.  read entire story. . . .

Edwin Fraki, 85

Funeral services were held for Edwin Fraki, age 85 of New York Mills, on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills, with Pastor Nicholas Kandoll officiating. The hymns were sung by the congregation, accompanied by Amy Mursu. Special music was provided by Amy and Irene Mursu. The pallbearers were Jessie Fraki, Glen Mursu, Don Maunumaki, David Keskitalo, Dan Keskitalo and Zach Eifert. Military honors were provided by Charles D. Center V.F.W. Post 3289 of New York Mills. Edwin was laid to rest in Prairie Cemetery, Ottertail.
Edwin Ernest Fraki was born on April 5, 1931 in Leaf Lake Township, rural Ottertail. His parents were the late Nester and Hilma (Fiskari) Fraki. Edwin was confirmed on July 7, 1946 at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills. He attended School District #134 South in Leaf Lake Township. Edwin proudly served in the United States Army from May 14, 1952 to April 30, 1954 in Panama. He was employed at Ottertail Power from May 31, 1950 until retiring on June 1, 1991. Edwin made his home in Parkers Prairie, Minn. from 1978 until 1990 when he moved to New York Mills. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening and canning the vegetables that he grew in his garden. He has been a lifelong member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills and the New York Mills American Legion Post #0116.
On November 23, 2016 Edwin passed away at Perham Health in Perham, at 85 years of age. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Preceding Edwin in death were his parents; brothers: Einar Fraki, Melvin Fraki; sisters: Helen Amberg, Linda Maunumaki, Esther Eifert and Alice Keskitalo.
Edwin is survived by his sisters: Hilma Mursu of New York Mills and Ellen (John) Mursu of New York Mills; many other relatives and a host of friends.
Please visit www.karvonenfuneralhome.com to send Edwin’s family a message of comfort and support.
Arrangements were provided by Karvonen Funeral Home, New York Mills.  read entire story. . . .