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The world is less a warrior today and it's a sad day for me. Douglas Parisian passed on to the Spirit World on June, 9, in Alpharetta, Ga. Doug had been a resident of the Dogwood Forest assisted-living complex there since February 1, 2011. Douglas Eugene Parisian was born in Waubun, Minn., on December 27, 1922. Mr. Parisian was an enrolled member of the Mississippi Band of Minnesota Chippewa Indians, White Earth Reservation. He was a 1940 graduate of Waubun High School. He joined the Army Air Force in 1944 and advanced to the rank of Flight Officer.
Funeral services for Albert "Bud" Stahman, of Morris, are Thursday, June 9, at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Rev. Dell Sanderson will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Thursday. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery in Morris. Albert Henry Stahman, son of Peter and Anna (Wagner) Stahman, was born May 20, 1915 on the family farm in Synnes Township in Stevens County, Minnesota. Bud grew up on the family farm and received his education at a rural school in Synnes Township.
Jennings Kooda, 66, passed away June 4. Kooda was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. J.C. Kooda, of Morris, and he was a 1963 graduate of Morris High Schoo. Kooda lived in Richardson, Texas.
he memorial gathering for Neil Joseph Sprouls of Kensington, Minnesota will be held on Monday, June 6, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kensington Community Center in Kensington. Burial will be held at a later date at the Our Lady of Runestone Catholic Cemetery near Kensington. Neil Joseph Sprouls, son of Duane and Rose (Kopel) Sprouls was born on December 25, 1958 at Morris, Minnesota. He grew up and attended school in Kensington, graduating from Kensington High School in 1977.
Dorothy L. Dotty Hilla, age 80, of Burnsville died on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Summit Oaks Lodge, in Burnsville. Dotty is survived by children, Sandy (Steve) Swenson, Terry (Wendy) Hilla, Joe Hilla, Scott (Nancy) Hilla, Paul (Su) Hilla, Patti Hilla, and Mary Hilla; grandchildren, Laura (Derrick), Steve (Mandi), Suzie (Donny), Tom, Shawn (Tegan), Rachel, Nick, Jamie, Aleah, Kelly (Tracy) and Jake; five great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Loher; sisters, Sr. Audrey Loher, OSF, Virginia Jablonski.
Duane Carbert passed away in his home of natural causes on May 25, 2011. Born to Ralph Carbert and Linda (Toop) Stark on August 20, 1947, Duane grew up in Morris, and graduated from Morris High School in 1965. He went on to technical school to become a draftsman, and became acknowledged through the years as a self-taught engineer working for many companies who developed technology for the defense industry. He was a successful carpenter and enjoyed working with his hands.
Funeral services for Richard Howe of Chokio will be held Monday, May 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio. Reverend Elmer Cox will be officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chokio and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in the Chokio Lutheran Cemetery, rural Chokio. Richard Howe, son of Gordon and Ida (Campbell) Howe was born on Dec. 30, 1930 in Aurora, Ill. He moved with his family at the age of three to Chokio, Minnesota, where he grew up and attended school.
Randy Kill of Isanti, son of Butch and Shirley Kill of Donnelly, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the age of 52. Services are pending at Washburn Funeral Home in Coon Rapids.
Richard Lee Wyman was born in Morris, on July 2, 1931, and died on May 14, 2011, just two months before his 80th birthday. He was a greatly admired teacher of speech and drama, director of theatrical productions, actor, and playwright. He taught and directed plays at Windom High School; Coronado High School (California), Momingside College (Iowa), and George Williams College (Downers Grove, Il.). He also directed many productions for the GWC Banner Players, a summer community theatre.
Earl Keith Folger, 86, of Fergus Falls, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Lake Region Healthcare. He was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Hawley, the son of Francis Virgil and Frances Irene (Ritteman) Folger. His father worked for the Highway Department, so as a child he traveled with his family throughout Minnesota. He graduated from Hawley High School in 1943. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific on the USS Beryl. He was discharged in February of 1946 and returned to Hawley. On June 23, 1946, he married Lois Peck in Hawley.