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Marlys Richter

May 05, 1939 - Nov 17, 2023

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Breckenridge, MN

Marlys Grace Richter, 84, of Breckenridge, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Leach Home under the care of CHI Hospice. Her services are set for 11 a. m. on Monday, November 27, 2023, at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, MN. There will be a visitation one hour prior to service. Father Leo Moenkedick will officiate. Burial will be at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, Kent, MN. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenrid...Read More

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Nancy Lorraine Wittenburg

Feb 28, 1939 - Feb 14, 2024

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Breckenridge, MN

Nancy Lorraine (Eames) Wittenburg, 14 days short of her 85th birthday passed away on February 14, 2024, at Pioneer Cottages in Breckenridge, MN under the wonderful care of Pioneer Staff and CHI Hospice. She was surrounded by her four children.Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service at the Vertin Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton ND, on Sunday, February 18, 2024, Celebration of life and sharing will begin at 2:00 PM with a private burial later in the afternoon, at the Gol Aal Cemetery rural, Wyndmere, ND.Nancy was born, on February 28, 1939, in Marshalltown Iowa, to Daryl and Alice (Mayo) Eames. Nancy grew up on a farm near Grinnell Iowa and graduated from Grinnell High School in 1957. She was her dad’s right-hand "man" and he nicknamed her "Butch" growing up. Nancy was the 2nd oldest of four girls, her sisters were, Barbara, Joyce, and Dolly Marie.Nancy met Wally Wittenburg and were married on October 21, 1959. Wally, the romantic mailed her an engagement ring in the mail, as he was stationed in the Navy in California. Immediately after the wedding, they lived in California until Wally was shipped to Korea. Nancy moved home to Grinnell where their first child Kim was born, Joe was born in Eldora IA, Carl in Faribault MN, and Troy in Grand Junction CO. After Wally finished his military service, they started their lifelong career in the turkey industry, with their forever home in Wyndmere. Nancy and Wally continued to raise turkeys, grow breeder hen turkeys, and be involved in the turkey industry for 45 years. During this time, they were extremely involved in the community. Nancy was the planner and organizer of just about any event put in front of her. She could cook up a meal for 20 people in a matter of an hour, with no hesitation, and felt great accomplishments in giving back to her church, community, and the turkey industry. Nancy would never shy away from planning a big event. She was the baker and cook, known for her turkey salad, Kringla, and angel food cakes (made from turkey eggs, of course).Nancy was most noted for her dedication to her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was always making memories, providing spiritual guidance with the kindest and biggest heart. She will always be remembered for her warm welcoming smile and for making everyone feel at home.Nancy is survived by her children Kim (Brian) Nelson, Joe (Patty) Wittenburg, Carl (Sharlene) Wittenburg, and Troy (Cory Lidenberg) Wittenburg; grandchildren, Beth Althoff, Gary Althoff, Jessica (Joe) Metcalf, Dena (Terry) Motl, Jill Wittenburg, Haley (Zach) Lautt, Ashtin (Joey) Blackmore, Kyle (Cassey) Wittenburg, Nick (Kari Trowbridge) Wittenburg, Nate (Brittany Badour), Wittenburg, Wyatt (Amy Jost) Wittenburg, Hannah (Brandon) Hoenhause & Marah Wittenburg; great-grandchildren, Levi, Brenna & Brady Metcalf, Lidia, Chase & Jayse Motl, Leighton, Brevin, Easton and Payson Pauly, Kennedy, Myken and Austyn Lautt, Tommy & Lennon Blackmore, Eleanor, Emmet & Emerson Wittenburg, Brecklyn, Brixten & Bristol Wittenburg; her sister, Joyce (Allen) Schlosser, brothers-in-law, Robert Pearce and Darrell Callison. Nancy was preceded in death, by her husband Wally, (January 2017); sisters, Barbara (Eames) Callison and Dolly Marie (Eames) Pearce; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert and Patty Wittenburg, Clarice (Wittenburg) & Jim Mullins, Betty (Wittenburg) and Irv Rindles.The family thanks the staff at Pioneer Cottages in Breckenridge for the past seven years of care she has received. We always knew she was safe, loved, and well cared for. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to the Gol-Aal Cemetery or a charity of your choice.

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Kathleen D. Reddy

Jul 30, 1934 - Jan 29, 2024

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Breckenridge, MN

Kathleen D. Reddy, 89, of Breckenridge, Minnesota, passed away Monday, January 29,2024, at her residence surrounded by her loving family under the care of CHI Hospice. Her Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breckenridge. There will be a visitation one hour prior. Father Leo Moenkedik will officiate the service. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Breckenridge. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, Minnesota. Kathleen Donna Whaley was born July 30, 1934, in Wheaton, Minnesota. She was the only daughter of Earl and Jane (Wood) Whaley. She had 3 older brothers, and was affectionately known as "Babe". She grew up on a farm, working hard as she helped her mother, and cared for her brothers. She attended country school southwest of Wheaton. On January 10, 1951, she married Edward Reddy at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Wheaton, MN. She and Ed were married for 68 years until his passing in 2019. The couple was blessed with 6 children. She was a wonderful mother and was known for her excellent cooking and baking. She canned fruit, made the best sweet pickles, baked bread, and made dozens of cookies for all of those hungry kids. She was employed outside the home at various jobs over the years- a waitress at Kelly’s Diner, Nursing Assistant at St. Francis Home, clerk at Rexall Drug, home daycare, and would end her working career at Imation (3M). It was not all work for Kathleen as she and Ed enjoyed dancing at the Pavilion and Wahpeton Eagle’s Club. The couple also enjoyed their time at Pickeral Lake, where she would enjoy the beauty of her flower garden there and at home. She and Ed also liked to travel. Kathleen relished trips to see family in Washington State, and her children in Massachusetts and California. She and Ed wintered in Tucson, Arizona for several years, but she didn’t like to be away from her children and grandchildren for so long. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always welcome on her lap or sitting close so they could receive her love and affection. In her later years, she was fondly known as "Base Station". Her children and grandchildren would call to visit, and she would relay this information to all other family members that would call. She embraced technology through her "GrandPad", which she thoroughly enjoyed to view photos, videos, and receive text messages. Kathleen was strong in her faith, and was a devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge, MN, for 64 years.Kathleen is survived by her children, Helen Reddy, Linda Reddy, Carol Reddy (Lily Olpindo), Thomas (Darlene) Reddy, and Mary (Jeff) Muehler; grandchildren, Anitra Ford, Chad Reddy, Melissa McManus, Sean Reddy, Nicole Reddy, Sierra Rettig, and Jennifer Reddy; great-grandchildren, Mckenna, Kenny, Brayden, Raina, Finn, and Sofia; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Reddy.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Reddy; son, Donald Reddy; parents, Earl and Jane Whaley; and brothers, Irvon, Arthur, and James Whaley.

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Phyllis Leshovsky

Sep 10, 1930 - Jan 05, 2024

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Breckenridge, MN

Phyllis Leshovsky, 93, of Breckenridge, Minnesota, passed away Friday, January 5, 2024, at her residence. Her services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024, at Vertin Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton, North Dakota. There will be a visitation one hour prior. Burial to take place in the spring. Rene' Hasbargen will officiate the service. Full obituary to come.

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Patricia Lou Wanner

Dec 08, 1948 - Jan 05, 2024

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Breckenridge, MN

Patricia Lou Wanner, 75, of Wahpeton, North Dakota, passed away Friday, January 5, 2024, at St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Services have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home and are pending at this time. Full obituary to follow.

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Robert James Faulkner

Apr 26, 1932 - Dec 29, 2023

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Breckenridge, MN

Robert James Faulkner, 91, of Breckenridge, Minnesota, passed away Friday, December 29, 2023, at St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. His funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at New Life Lutheran Church in Rothsay, Minnesota. There will be a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Hamar Cemetery, Rothsay, MN. Pastor Randy Whitehead will officiate the service. Full obituary to follow.

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Renata E. Fellbaum

Aug 30, 1933 - Dec 26, 2023

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Breckenridge, MN

Renata E. Fellbaum, age 90, New Effington, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Claire City. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt and will continue Wednesday morning one hour prior to the service at the church. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Don Doran

Jan 09, 1951 - Dec 07, 2023

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Breckenridge, MN

Don Timmie Doran, age 72, of Breckenridge, MN, passed away, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Sanford in Fargo, ND. The funeral service will be held at 10 a. m. , Wednesday, December 13, 2023, with a visitation one hour prior to the service at Harvest Outreach Church in Wahpeton, ND. Pastor Dominick Warne will be officiating. Burial will be held at the Fargo National Cemetery on Friday, December 15, 2023, in Harwood, ND. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge. Don was born on January 9, 1951, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He was the son of Warren and Alice Doran and grew up in a warm and nurturing home alongside his older siblings, Vernon, Ardon, and Marilyn Doran. Don graduated from Barnesville High School in 1968. His thirst for knowledge led him to further his education by attending Moorhead Tech. for accounting during the 1968/1969 year. In August of 1970, Don joined the United States Air Force where he served as a security policeman with a loyal K-9 companion, Sarge. Don's service took him across different landscapes as he was stationed in Fort Lenard Wood, Missouri for basic training and San Antonio, Texas for the completion of his AFSC training before being deployed to Germany for two and a half years. While in Germany, he received Airman of the Month awards for his exemplary duty. Upon returning to the United States, he was stationed in Minot, ND, as a missileer. His time in the Air Force molded his character and instilled in him values that he carried throughout his life. Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1974 as a Staff Sargent, Don continued his service to the nation by joining the Army National Guard from 1978 to 1984. During this time, he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator and contributed to various vital projects. Don found employment at Minn-Dak Beet Plant in 1975, where he worked as a sugar boiler for over 40 years. His dedication and hard work made him a valued member of the team. Don's commitment to excellence was evident in everything he did. On May 27, 1978, Don married the love of his life, Deborah Ann VanZante. Their union was a testament to the power of love and companionship. Together, they created a lifetime of cherished memories including 44 annual trips to Duluth for their anniversary, many camping trips with the children while they were growing up, and fishing trips with family. Don memorized many Norwegian, family recipes but he was especially known for his peanut brittle, and honored his mother’s lefse tradition year after year with potatoes from his own garden. While Don had successful professional endeavors, his true joy came from spending time with his family. He was a loving, compassionate father to his children, Corey (Beth) Doran of Fergus Falls, MN, and Andrew (Niki) Doran of Alexandria, VA. Don's greatest joy in life came from being a grandfather to Toby, Elliot, and Levi Doran. He treasured every moment spent with them and took pride in watching them grow. Don's memory will forever be cherished by his surviving family members: his loving wife Deb Doran; sons Corey (Beth) Doran and Andrew (Niki) Doran; grandchildren Toby, Elliot, and Levi Doran; brother Ardon (Ruth) Doran of Wahpeton, ND; sister, Marilyn Bauer of Moorhead, MN; sister-in-law Blanch Doran of New Brighton, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Alice Doran, and brother, Vernon Doran.

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Wendy Campbell

Oct 15, 1966 - Dec 02, 2023

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Breckenridge, MN

Wendy Campbell, 57, of Breckenridge, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Sanford on Broadway in Fargo, ND. Her Celebration of Life will be on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 11:00 am, at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton, ND, with visitation one hour prior. René Hasbargen will officiate the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton. Full obituary to follow.

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Tammy Gardner

Aug 23, 1962 - Nov 26, 2023

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Breckenridge, MN

Tammy Marie Gardner, 61, of Villa Ridge, MO, a beloved wife, daughter, sister, and friend to many, passed away after a short battle with cancer, during which she received the compassionate care of hospice, on Sunday, November 26, 2023. A service in honor of Tammy will be held at a later date, please check for service updates at www. josephvertinandsons. com. Tammy Marie Krauth was born on August 23, 1962, in Wheaton, MN, to Vernon and Mildred (Ries) Krauth. Tammy's life was filled with joy and laughter. One of her fondest memories was singing and dancing with her siblings whenever they got together. Their favorite song to perform was "Small Town" by John Mellencamp. It was in these moments that Tammy's amazing sense of humor shone through. With her unique laugh and carefree nature, she brought so much happiness to those around her. After graduating from Graceville High School in 1980, Tammy joined the United States Air Force on January 28, 1981. She began her basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, and continued her military education at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. It was at the Grand Forks Air Force Base where she met her soul mate, Mike Gardner. They exchanged vows on February 1, 1985 and built their home in Grand Forks before moving to Villa Ridge, MO, to be closer to Mike's family. During her time in Villa Ridge, Tammy worked in the restaurant industry where she served and got to know many wonderful people. But it was within the walls of their home that Tammy and Mike truly found happiness. Their warm and laughter-filled home became a symbol of Tammy's welcoming nature. Tammy had a special bond with her dog, Blizzard. They shared an unbreakable connection filled with love and endless spoiling. Together, Tammy and Mike embarked on a few memorable vacations, including trips to Cancun, Mexico. The loss of her beloved husband on February 23, 2011, forever changed Tammy. Part of her heart went with Mike when he passed away. Tammy will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She is survived by stepdaughters, Stephanie and Melissa; mother, Mildred (Ries) Krauth; siblings, Teresa (Glen) Roberge, Paul Krauth, Diane (Steven) Biggs, and Karen (Scott) Olson; six grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. She is now reunited in heaven with her beloved husband, Mike Gardner; granddaughter; father, Vernon Krauth, and sister, Judee.

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Edward Meyer Jr

Sep 28, 1936 - Nov 24, 2023

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Breckenridge, MN

In Loving Memory of Edward E Meyer Breckenridge, MN - Edward E. Meyer, a loving father, cherished grandfather, and beloved friend, passed away on November 24, 2023, at the age of 87 in Breckenridge, Minnesota. Edward will be fondly remembered for his kind heart, resilient spirit, and unwavering dedication to his family. Born on September 28, 1936, in Breckenridge, Minnesota, Edward was the son of Edward and Mildred Meyer. Throughout his life, Edward embraced the simple pleasures and found contentment in leading a humble existence. Edward received his education at St. Mary’s and Breckenridge High School, where he graduated with his classmates in 1955. Shortly after, he proudly enlisted in the National Guard of Wahpeton, ND, dedicating 22 years of his life to serving his country. Edward retired from his military service in March of 1996, leaving behind an honorable legacy. Edward had a deep appreciation for hospitality and a strong work ethic. Throughout his life, he immersed himself in various jobs that he truly enjoyed. From working at the local bowling alley to driving a taxicab in Wahpeton, ND, Edward's friendly demeanor and attention to detail made him a favorite among customers. He also served the community as a dedicated member of the Breckenridge fire department for 12 years. On July 25, 1959, Edward embarked on a lifelong journey of love and companionship when he married Donna Marohl at Grace Lutheran Church in Breckenridge. Together, they built a beautiful life filled with joy and cherished memories. In his spare time, Edward indulged in hobbies that brought him immense pleasure. He had a passion for bowling, reading, and cherishing the simplicity of watching westerns on television. An avid collector, he amassed a marvelous collection of electric trains, toy cars, and trucks. Devoted to his faith, Edward was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton, ND. He faithfully attended services and found solace and strength within the church community. Edward also had a heart for giving and spreading joy. For many years, he donned the red suit and played the role of Santa Claus, bringing joy and laughter to countless families during the holiday season. Additionally, he cheered on the Minnesota Vikings football team with unwavering support. Edward E Meyer will be remembered as a kind-hearted, compassionate, and devoted family man who cherished the simple pleasures of life. He lived a life defined by his deep devotion to his family. He is survived by his loving sons, Bruce Meyer, of Cloquet, Minnesota, Thomas Meyer, and his wife Carolyn of Breckenridge, Minnesota and daughter, Lori (Robert) Kirkeby, Fargo, North Dakota. Edward's presence will continue to be cherished by his grandchildren: Stephanie Pausch, Wahpeton, North Dakota Samantha (Anthony) Meacham, Colorado, Chad Meyer, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Shannon (Andrew) Winn, Noel (Chris) Salo, and Kasey (Andy) Murray, all of Cloquet, Minnesota, and Christopher (Monica) Bond; his great-grandchildren, Mirabella Pausch, Jace Pausch, Ivan Meacham, Makenah Bond, Macy Bond, Miles Bond, Logan Salo, Mayson Salo, Braydon Salo, Danica Winn, Brooklyn Winn, Jaxson Murray, Aiden Murray, and Parker Kozloski. Brother, James’s "Dick" Meyer. Edward's compassionate and caring nature extended beyond his family circle to his dear friends at the Bank of the West and Dr. Mitskog's office - their support and companionship were a source of great comfort to him. Edward was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Mildred Meyer, beloved wife, Donna, with whom he shared many treasured memories. He was also preceded in death by his son, David Alan Meyer, brother Richard Meyer, sister Marie Hickman, brother-in-law Dennis Hickman, and sister-in-law Mary Meyer. A funeral service to honor to celebrate Edward's life will be held at 2 p. m. , Friday, December 1, 2023, at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge. Reverend Matthew Tooman will be officiating the service. Burial will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Breckenridge. Friends, family, and all whose lives were touched by Edward are invited to gather and share their cherished memories, offering solace and support to one another during this difficult time. Edward's legacy will live on as the memories of his selflessness, kindness, and genuine love for others continue to inspire all who knew him. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory be a guiding light for us all. Please send any memorial donations to a charity of your choice in Edward's honor.

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