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Eraine M. Beconovich
Source: Hibbing Daily Tribune (MN) - June 7, 2008 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Eraine M. Beconovich, 84, of Chisholm, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Chisholm.

She was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Terrebonne, Minn., to Ivan and Rose (Gagne) Paradis. She was a lifelong Lakeview Addition of Chisholm resident

Eraine was united in marriage on Nov. 10, 1945, in Ogden, Utah, to Mike Beconovich. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Press-Lloyd American Legion Post 247 Ladies Auxiliary Chisholm, Women of the Moose 876 and the Red Hat Society "Heritage Manor." She also enjoyed crocheting and bingo.

Survivors include her children, John Beconovich of Rosemount, Minn., Marian (Greg) McDowell of Chisholm, Kathy Baker of Bloomington, Minn., and Mike Beconovich of Chisago City, Minn.; grandchildren, Brett McDowell, Eric (Pauline) Baker, Matthew, Sean and Erin (Dave) Applebee; great-grandson, Anthony Baker; five sisters, and one brother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mike; granddaughter, Deanna Tatom; and four brothers.

Funeral: A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chisholm, with Rev. Fred Method celebrating.
Visitation: Will be for one hour prior to the Mass at the church.
Burial: Inurnment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Arrangements are by Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Chisholm.


Duane J. Bergeron
Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 9 June 1981, page 15; Lorraine Markee collection; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Staff Sgt. Duane J. Bergeron, 29, husband of the former Melody Stolpa, formerly of Marshfield, died of cancer May 20 at his home at 1004 Rawson Ave., South Milwaukee.

He and his wife were married Dec. 27, 1971 in South Milwaukee. He served in the U.S. Army until December 1979, when he was given a temporary disability retirement.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sarena and Amy.

Burial was in Oklee, Minn., his hometown, on Memorial Day.


Blanche M. Black
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - January 8, 2002 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Blanche M. Black, 87, of Grand Rapids died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, in the Itasca Medical Center, Grand Rapids.

Blanche was born Dec. 19, 1914, in Terrebonne, Minn., to Philimon and Ida Gagner. She was married to Arvid L. Black on June 26, 1939.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arvid in 1999; brothers Maurice, Theodore, Lawrence, Thomas, Louis and Harvey; and sisters Alma and Florence.

Survivors include her sons, Dick (Denice) Black of Grand Rapids and Milton (Sandi) Black of Cohasset; daughters Janet (Dave) Mattson and Janice (Jim Murphy) Hince, both of Grand Rapids; sisters Theresa LaCoursiere of Red Lake Falls, Minn., and Cheri Pederson of St. Paul; a brother, Henry Gagner of St. Louis Park, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. today with wake prayers at 5:30 p.m. in Rowe Funeral Home, Grand Rapids. Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Grand Rapids, the Rev. Father Thomas Radaich officiating. Burial in Itasca-Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids. Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home.


Henry David Bruneau
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - June 25, 1996 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Henry David Bruneau, 83, N. Second Avenue East, died Sunday, June 23, 1996, in St. Mary's Medical Center. He was born in Terrebonne, Minn., and had lived in Duluth since 1942.

He worked at Minnesota Power & Light. He was a welder for the shipyards during World War II. He also worked for Walner Welding and retired from Marine Iron. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church.

His wife, Ann Marie, died in 1994.

He is survived by three sons, Napoleon of Maplewood, Minn., Bernard and James, both of Duluth; a daughter, Lois Garfield of Chula Vista, Calif.; two brothers, Leonard of Hopkins, Minn., and Theodore of Manitowish Waters, Wis.; two sisters, Marie Bourgois of Crystal Lake, Wis., and Alma Gagner of Red Lake Falls, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-children; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., with 6:30 p.m. wake prayers, today in Dougherty Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 10:30 until the 11 a.m. services Wednesday in St. John's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Park.


Lucille Coauette
Source: Crookston Daily Times (MN) - December 17, 2009- submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Lucille Coauette, 94, of Crookston, Minnesota, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, December 16, 2009 in the Riverview Hospital in Crookston, with all of her children at her side.

Lucille was born on May 3, 1915, at Terrebonne, Minnesota, the daughter of Edmond and Agnes (Thibert) Jolly. She was raised in Terrebonne and attended country school. Lucille was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. On June 30, 1936, Lucille was united in marriage to Wilfred D. Coauette at Terrebonne, Minnesota. The couple made their home in rural Crookston, where together they worked on the farm and raised their ten children. Lucille was a wonderful cook and she spent many hours preparing meals. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Lucille enjoyed working in her garden and was an excellent sewer. She always loved spending time with her Birthday Club buddies, visiting and sharing stories. Sadly, Wilfred passed away on November 8, 1980. Lucille was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parish, and was a 50 year member of the Eagles Auxiliary. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who shared in her life.

Loving family members include ten children, Richard (Faye) Coauette of Ft. Mill, SC, Robert (Gayle) Coauette of Burbank, CA, Duane (Judy) Coauette of Crookston, MN, Kenneth (Sherry) Coauette of East Grand Forks, MN, Mylon (Patricia) Coauette of Crookston, Vickie (Kenneth) Borg of Harwood, ND, Ronnie (Carol) Coauette of Mentor, MN, Randy (Suzie) Coauette of Crookston, Bonnie (Bill ) LaPlante of Fergus Falls, MN and Timmy (Robynn) Coauette of Crookston; thirty-two grandchildren; fifty-two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Bernice Sauer of Grand Forks, ND; sisters-in-law, Laura Jolly of Red Lake Falls, MN, Frannie Jolly of Circle Pines, MN, Edith Coauette and Doris Coauette, both of Crookston; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Besides her husband, Wilfred, Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Edmond and Agnes Jolly; three brothers, Bernard, Andrew and Vern; and two sisters, Beulah and Simone.

The funeral service for Lucille Coauette will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, December 19, 2009, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston, Minnesota, with The Very Rev. Bob Schreiner, presiding. Visitation will be at the Cathedral on Friday from 5-7:00 pm, with a 7:00 pm, prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Crookston. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.


Abner Fletcher
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, Minn.) Friday, 6 May 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn., May 5. – The funeral of Abner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, of this city, occurred here from the Presbyterian church, Rev. Neill Gilchrist, of Thief River, officiating. The deceased was a young man of 28 years, and an attorney of Sherman, Wyo. His death was accidental, occurring while traveling. He was shipped back here for internment. He leaves his parents, three brothers and three sisters to mourn his untimely death.


Mrs. Theodore Garceau
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Monday, 18 Jan. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn., Jan. 17. – The funeral of Mrs. Theodore Garceau was held from St. Mary’s church yesterday morning, Rev. Father Ambrose officiating. Mrs. Garceau had suffered through a long illness from stomach trouble, no food having passed here lips for 55 days. She was 44 years of age. She leaves a husband and eight children, mother, brothers and sisters.
 


Grace M. Genereux
Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.) - December 29, 2005 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Genereux, Grace M., 94, Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, died Monday, December 26, 2005 in 4000 Valley Square, Woodside Village, Grand Forks, ND. Grace M. Genereux was born April 14, 1911 the daughter of Edward and Mary Ann (Le Blanc) Genereux in Terrebonne, MN. She attended grade school in Terrebonne and graduated from St. Joseph's Academy, Crookston, MN. After graduating she returned home to Terrebonne where she worked seven years for Dr. Sturmann in Erskine, MN. She moved to Minneapolis and attended the Minnesota Business College. She then worked for the Pillsbury Co. and later for George V. Stennes and Associates (Actuaries), Minneapolis. She returned to Grand Forks in 2000 to spend her final years close to family. When Grace moved to Minneapolis, most of her siblings and their families were farmers in Northwestern Minnesota. At every Christmas, her 40+ nephews and nieces looked forward to a big box of gifts from their big city Aunt. Her apartment was always available as a place to stay for family members seeking jobs, education, and other opportunities in the Twin Cities. In her retirement years, Grace volunteered extensively at her cherished St. Olaf's Catholic Church in downtown Minneapolis. Grace is survived by her brother, Samuel (Deloris), Thief River Falls, MN; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law; Helen (Mrs. Joseph) Genereux, St. Paul, MN and Ann (Mrs. Arthur) Genereux, Maplewood, MN. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Victoria Gust and Sr. Lucy Ann, S.J.; brothers, Harmidas, Joseph, George and Arthur. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2005 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, East Grand Forks, MN. Visitation: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday only, prior to the liturgy at the church. Burial: St Anthony's Cemetery, Terrebonne, MN. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to: St. Anthony's Cemetery Fund for Perpetual Care – Terrebonne


Julia Gjerberg
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Thursday, 5 Aug. 1909) transcribed by FoFG MZ

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn., Aug. 4. – Mrs. Julia Gjerberg, one of the pioneers of Red Lake Falls, died at her home in this city at the age of 76 years. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church. Deceased was born in Christiana, Norway. She had been a resident of this city 26 years. She is survived by three children, two daughters and a son.


Rev. James John Hawkes
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Tuesday, 26 Nov. 1918) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Red Lake Falls, Nov. 25. – After a month’s illness of influenza-pneumonia, Rev. James John Hawkes, since last month, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic church here, died Sunday, aged 31.

He was the second Red Lake county priest to die of the epidemic within a month. Rev. L. J. Lemire of this city, is recovering.


John Herold
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Sunday, 10 Aug. 1919; transcribed by FoFG mz

RED LAKE FALLS, Aug. 9. – John Herold, 70, of Gentilly, died suddenly Tuesday of heart failure. Burial was at Lakota, N. D.


John Huot
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Thursday, 27 Jan. 1910; transcribed by FoFG mz

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn., Jan. 26. – Joachim Huot, of Wylie, died at his home, aged 88 years. He was an old settler, coming here from Montreal.


Clariet Lois Jacobson
Source: Jordan Independent (MN) - December 10, 2009 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Clariet (Clement) Jacobson, 82, of Prior Lake, passed away Friday Dec. 4, 2009 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.

Clariet was born Sept. 28, 1927 at Terrebonne, MN. Her parents were Theodore and Mae Clement. She married Milton Jacobson Aug. 25, 1951 at Minneapolis.

Clariet was charismatic and creative, but was best known mostly for her loving and nurturing ways. Clariet enjoyed ballroom dancing, she was a former instructor for Arthur Murray. She had a special knack for fashion and the arts. She enjoyed many things including playing cards (especially bridge), golfing, tennis, playing the piano, doing seamstress work, her Bible Study group, her love for animals, and traveling with her husband Milton. She enjoyed socializing, especially her weekly visits to Sarah Care.

She is loved and forever missed by children, Janet Davis of Prior Lake, Judith (John) Jacobson-Williams of Minneapolis, Jill (Larry) Schommer of Prior Lake, Stuart (Kimberly Matson) Jacobson of Shakopee, Paul Jacobson of Prior Lake; grandchildren, Jessica Jacobson, Michael C. Jacobson, Chelsea (Erica) Jernall, Jesse (Melissa) Davis, Desirae (Dusty) Feldten, Shayna Davis, Matthew Davis, Angela (Tyrone) Johnson, Danielle Williams, Luke (Abigail) Schommer, Katherina Schommer, Nicholas Schommer, Jacob Schommer, Kyle Matson Pidde; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, James (Shirley) Clement of Pequot Lakes, Allen (Kathy) Clement of Grand Forks, ND, Daniel (Judy) Clement of Cross Lake, MN; sister, Darlene (Bayford) Leighton of Maplewood.

She is preceded in death by husband, Milton Jacobson; son, Michael Jacobson; grandson, Nathan Davis; parents, Theodore and Mae Clement; sister, Shirley Sande.

Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 10 from 4-8 p.m. at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, 4565 Pleasant St. SE, Prior Lake and also at the church one hour prior to services. Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Church of St. Michael, Prior Lake. Interment Credit River Cemetery, Prior Lake. Funeral arrangements by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Prior Lake.


Rose Juneau
Source: Crookston Daily Times (MN) - March 10, 2009 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Rose Juneau, 95, died Friday, March 6, 2009 at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Red Lake Falls, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, MN with Father Chuck Huck Officiating. Burial will held at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery at Terrebonne,MN.

Visitation will be on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Johnson Funeral Service in Red Lake Falls from 5 - 8 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service and also one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Marie Rose Alba Juneau born March 16, 1913 at Terrebonne, MN daughter of Alcime and Georgianna (LaFave)Juneau. She was raised there and attended rural school. Rose worked as a housekeeper for the rectory at St. Dorothy Catholic Church and later moved into Crookston where she was a housekeeper for the catholic rectory for many years. Following Rose's retirement she returned to Red Lake Falls and lived with her sister Dorothy and since 1997 she has resided at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Red Lake Falls, MN.

She was a member of AFRAN, St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a very active member of the Catholic Faith.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews including Dan (Rhonda) Juneau of Red Lake Falls, MN, (very close family member to Dan)Ramona (Harold) Champagne of New Berlin, WI, Bob (JoAnn) Juneau of Longmont, CO, Ron (Kathy) Juneau of Pueblo, CO, Mary Juneau, Blaine, MN, Marie (James) Burkhardt of Cannon Falls, MN, and Ardith Kloth, a very close friend of the family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Brothers Alcime, John, Edward and Joseph, Sisters Clara Tessier, Dorothy Juneau, Mathilda Juneau, and infant brother Isadore. She was the last in her family to go. She will be missed very much by all who knew her. Her life was towards God, family, and friends.

She has given us all good memories to last a lifetime with her kindness towards all. She is in God's hands now, and with all her family forever. May the Lord watch over her and all the Juneau family who are with her now. They will be all missed very much by all who knew them.


Joseph Maclean
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Tuesday, 13 Oct. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

RED LAKES FALLS, Minn., Oct. 12. – The death of Joseph Maclean takes one of the pioneers of this city, he being 90 years old. He was born in Canada in 1818, coming to Michigan when a young man and later to Red Lake county. He is survived by a widow and six children, John B., William J. and Napoleon of this city, Fred of Blueberry, Wis., O. J. of Calgary, Canada, and Sophia of Superior, Wis. He was buried from St. Joseph’s church.


Paul Mathews
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Wednesday, 9 July 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn., July 8. – Paul Mathews, an old resident, was drowned in Red Lake river, just below the Marshall dam. He left home early to fish. Late in the day he was missed and a search was made. His coat and hat were found on the apron of the dam, and his rod and line in the water. There were indications on the apron of the dam that he had slipped and fell in.


Octave Morresette
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Saturday, 1 Oct. 1910) transcribed by FoFG MZ

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn., Sept. 30. – Octave Morresette, aged 84, died at his home early this morning from a blood poison which developed as a result of freezing his feet last winter. He resided with his wife at their home on a farm a mile and a half from the city. After the body had been prepared for burial, the house took fire and burned to the ground, cremating the body. He leaves a large family, all of his children being married.


Frank Patnode
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Monday, 30 Aug. 1909; transcribed by FoFG mz

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn., Aug. 29. Today was held the funeral of Frank Patnode, of Coleraine. He was a former Red Lake Falls boy, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dolf Patnode. He was employed as a switchman and with another man was standing on one track when a train from behind came along, knocked him down and passed over his body. He was dead when picked up. He leaves a wife and one son, father, mother, five brothers and two sisters.


Ervie Prenevost
Source: Shakopee Valley News (MN) - August 11, 2011- submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Ervie Prenevost, 91, of Shakopee, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee.

He was born in Terrebonne, MN, Nov. 26, 1919 to Arthur and Emma (Sauve) Prenevost. Ervie and Doris G.

(Mosleth) were married March 13, 1945 at Fort Worth, TX.

Ervie was a licensed professional civil engineer and was employed as Assistant County Engineer for Todd County and Head Engineer for Yellow Medicine County and Scott County. He was a member of the St. Mark's Choir at St.

Mark's Catholic Church in Shakopee. Ervie served in the United States Army-Air Force during World War II and flew 36 missions over Europe. A member of the American Legion, he served as Commander of the Red Lake Falls Post and continued his membership in Shakopee at Post 2.

He is survived by son, Tim Prenevost of Charles City, IA; daughter, Pat (Kevin) Wishy of Eden Prairie; grandchildren, Ali (Bruce) Platter, Chris (Brianna) Busch, J P (Rebecca) Prenevost, Kim (fiance Chris) Herman and Mike Herman; loving great-grandchildren, Paige, Peyton and Maryn; sister, Emmalynn Sullivan. He was preceded in death by wife, Doris; parents; brothers, Clarence and Pete; sisters, Frances and Lillian.

Visitation is Thursday, August 11 one hour prior to the Mass at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Shakopee. Mass of Christian Burial is Thursday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Shakopee with the Rev. Thomas Boedy SJ officiating. Pallbearers are Mike Herman, J P Prenevost, Chris Busch, Bruce Platter, Mike Hergott and Bob Schneider. Interment at Catholic Cemetery, Shakopee.

Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee.


Alfred Roy
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Saturday, 23 Sept. 1911; transcribed by FoFG mz

CASS LAKE, Sept. 22. – Alfred Roy of Red Lake Falls, a brother of Charles Roy who was killed while working in the Great Northern yards Thursday morning, arrived here yesterday afternoon to assist in making arrangements for the funeral. Services will be held in St. Charles’ Catholic church here today, and Saturday morning the remains will be shipped to Red Lake Falls for internment.


Armond Gilbert Tillman
Source: Crookston Daily Times (MN) - April 6, 2009 - submitted by a FoFG (NW)

Armond Gilbert Tillman, 85, of Crookston, Minnesota, died Wednesday evening, April 1, 2009 in the RiverView Care Center in Crookston. Armond was born in Terrebonne Township, near Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, on December 14, 1923, the son of Emil G. and Ella L. (Marwitz) Tillman. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. John's Lutheran Church. Armond grew up on the family farm and attended the Wildwood District #208 Country School in rural Red Lake Falls. In 1943 he graduated from Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls. In October of 1943, he entered the military where he honorably served in the European Theater of operations. After the war ended, Armond was transferred stateside where he was stationed at Governor's Island in New York. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he returned to the family farm and worked for a short while at Swift Electric out of Wadena, Minnesota then for the Arvig brother's out of Wheaton, Minnesota. After his marriage to Bethel "Becky" Grovum on October 13, 1950, Armond went to work for the city of Thief River Falls and later moved to Hibbing (MN) where he worked for a mining company. The couple returned to Thief River Falls after several years. In 1958, Armond started working for the State of Minnesota and he and Becky moved to Crookston in 1961. He retired from the State as a Traffic Supervisor in 1985. Sadly, Becky passed away on March 20. 1998. Armond was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to V.F.W. Post 1906 and American Legion Post #20. He had served as Commander of the V.F.W. and also served as District #9 Adjutant. Blessed be the memory of Armond G. Tillman.

Armond is survived by one brother, Dennis (Kathy) Tillman of Dilworth, MN; as well as other relatives and friends. Besides his wife, Becky, Armond was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Judith Ann Tillman.

The funeral service for Armond G. Tillman will be held at 3:30 pm on Monday, April 6, 2009 in the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston, MN, with Rev. Jo Gast, officiating. Visitation will be for one hour before the funeral. Military honors will be provided by the Crookston Veterans Council. Interment will be in the Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston.


Theodore Zaisu
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Saturday, 11 Jan. 1908; transcribed by FoFG mz

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn., Jan. 10. – Theodore Zaisu, aged 23 years, son of William Zaisu, of this city, died yesterday at his home here of quick consumption brought on by a cold he contracted a few weeks ago. The family, which is one of the oldest in this section, lost an adult daughter from the same disease less than a year ago.



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