Obituaries

Richard “Rich” Timothy Rollins, 72, of Granite Falls passed away August 11, 2023, at Avera Granite Falls Hospital. Funeral services were held August 19 at United Church of Christ in Granite Falls.  Rich was born August 27, 1950 to Richard and Lillian (Swecker) Rollins in Staples. He grew up in...
The open house celebrating the life of Don Wells of Verndale will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023,  from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Verndale Chapel. A Time of Prayer and Remembrance will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Chaplain Paul Johnson presiding. Donald Leroy Wells, 85, passed into the loving...
The funeral service celebrating the life of Charles “Chuck” Neal of Staples was held August 14, at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley, with Pastors Jim Johnson and James Middendorf presiding. Chuck, age 93, passed away of natural causes at his home on the farm on August 7, 2023. Charles “...
Richard Timothy Rollins, 73, of Granite Falls passed away August 11, 2023, at the hospital in Granite Falls. Services will be held Saturday, August 19, at 10:30 a.m. at United Church of Christ in Granite Falls. Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church...
Dale Arnold Niemi, 79, of Menahga, passed away July 6, 2023, at his home.  Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills. Dale was born August 7, 1943, to Leo and Lydia (Kukas) Niemi in Fergus Falls. Dale attended Staples High School,...
  Avron Snabb Avron Andrew Snabb, a long-term resident of the Staples and Brainerd area, passed away March 14, 2023 at the age of 89.  Join the family for a luncheon to celebrate his life and share memories, Saturday, August 26, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Sculpture Park in the red barn, New York...
Lillian Elizabeth Grondahl, 91, Inver Grove Heights, passed away May 30, 2023, at one of her favorite places: the family lake home. A private celebration of life will be held at the lake home later this summer.  At age three, Lillian became an international traveler. Born March 26, 1932, in St....
Donna Berdeen Erickson Edgerley, 86, of Bozeman Montana, passed away July 29, 2023. Services were held August 3 at the Bozeman United Methodist Church in Montana. Donna was born in Staples in 1937 to Carroll and Marie Erickson. She moved to Three Forks, MT in 1947 when she was 10 after her dad...
Tammy Gorman, 64, of Staples, passed away July 24, 2023, in St. Cloud.  No services are planned at this time.  Tammy was born to Darwin and Rosie Grammentz on May 28, 1959, in Glenwood. She worked at Lakewood Health System as a Registered Nurse.  She is survived by her husband, Greg; two sons...
John “Jack” G. Wilson, 91, of Staples, passed away July 19, 2023 at the Little Falls Care Center in Little Falls.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Lunch will be...

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