Obituaries

  • Gretchen A. Sylvester, 84

    Published on January 11, 2021 at 10:56am CST

    Gretchen Ann Sylvester, 84-year-old resident of Little Falls, passed away on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at the Cedar Crest Estate in Silver Lake. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2021, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls. A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Jan. 16… Read More

  • Henry E. Fischer, 94

    Published on January 11, 2021 at 10:56am CST

    Henry (Hank) Edward Fischer, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died on Dec. 31, 2020. Hank was born to William and Oline (Hegg) Fischer, in Glenwood, on Sept. 29, 1926. He graduated from Glenwood High School in 1944 and enlisted in the Navy at 17 years old. Hank saw active duty in Okinawa, Japan, during WWII as… Read More

  • Dagny I. Schwendemann, 86

    Published on January 11, 2021 at 10:55am CST

    The funeral service for Dagny Schwendemann was a private family service on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial was held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Starbuck. A live stream of Dagny’s service can be viewed on the Starbuck Funeral Home website; scroll to the bottom of Dagny’s page and click the link…. Read More

  • Donna M. Blair, 91

    Published on January 11, 2021 at 10:55am CST

    Donna M. Blair, 91, of Alexandria, formerly of Glenwood, died on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at her son’s home and original farmstead near Glenwood. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at New Life Christian Church in Alexandria with Pastor Gregg Donnelly officiating. Music was provided by Laurie Musselman, Kari Ahlquist and… Read More

  • Darlene (Trousil) Smedstad, 78

    Published on January 11, 2021 at 10:54am CST

    Darlene (Trousil) Smedstad, 78, of Ramsey, passed away on Dec. 16, 2020, surrounded by her family. Darlene was born on March 22, 1942, in Alexandria, to Edward and Frances (Jinda) Trousil. Darlene graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria in 1960. Darlene did daycare in her home for 21 years and then worked at Mercy… Read More