Karen Ostroot-Cater

On March 2, 1934, a baby girl, Karen Elizabeth, was born in Granite Falls to Martha and Oscar Anderson.

Karen died at home surrounded by family on April 4, 2024, and will be remembered for her sharp mind, sense of humor, and love of beauty.

Ann Riekena

Our beloved mother, wife and grandmother, Ann Claire Riekena (Thorson) of Mesa, Ariz., passed away on March 25, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family following a two year fight with cancer.

William West

William “Bill” West, 85, of Clarkfield, died on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at his home in rural Clarkfield. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 1-2 p.m., with the memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. at the J.H. Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield.

Roger Birner

Roger Birner, age 79, of Marshall, Minn., passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel of Canby is entrusted with arrangements.

Norma Severson

Norma Severson, age 78, of Canby, Minn., passed away April 2, 2024, at Avantara Care Center in Lake Norden, S.D. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby. Visitation will be Tuesday, one hour prior to service at the church.

Norma Armstrong

The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 81-year-old Norma Armstrong of Madison who passed away on March 29, 2024, at the Madison Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Garfield Lutheran Church, rural Madison.

Rev. Bruce Bringle will officiate at the service.

Janis Fritz

Janis Rae Fritz passed away peacefully on November 19, 2023, at her assisted living facility in Mesa, Ariz. She was 93 years old.

Steve Schanning

Steve Schanning

Steven M. Schanning, age 68, of Gary, S.D., passed away Sunday, March 17, 2024. Funeral Service was held Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby, Minn., with Rev. Levi Bollerud and Father Ron Huberty officiating. Burial took place at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Canby.

Velva Knutson

Velva Knutson, of Madison, formerly of Dawson, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Prairie Winds Assisted Living in Madison at the age of 99.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 22, 2024, at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson.

LeWayne Carlson

LeWayne Carlson, age 59, of Marshall, Minn., died peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at his home.

Memorial Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Interment will follow in the Florida Lutheran Cemetery outside Canby, Minn.


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