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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson, 87, passed away on April 5, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Specialty Care Center in Robbinsdale, MN.


A private family funeral will be held at the Bagley City Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.


Leroy Paul Anderson was born on March 23, 1935, in Bagley, MN to Paul R. and W. Alta (Smith) Anderson. Leroy attended and graduated from the Faribault School for the blind. Leroy lived on his own in the Twin Cities Area for several years. In 2001, he entered the Good Samaritan Center in Minneapolis and later transferred to their Robbinsdale location.


Leroy is survived by his sisters, Eloise Christianson of Bagley, Eileen Albright, and Diane Yurrick both of Bemidji, and Cathleen (Richard) Johnson of Clearbrook; his brother, Helge Anderson of Fargo; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


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Vaneita Sylvia Fredenburg Bradstreet

Vaneita Sylvia Fredenburg Bradstreet, 97 years young of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed from this life on December 25, 2021. Vaneita was born May 8, 1924, to parents, Horace Eugene Fredenburg and Ella Marie Wiebusch Fredenburg at home in Solway, Minnesota.  She attended Solway Elementary School and Bemidji High School.  At age 17, she moved to Detroit, Michigan, where her sister, Hazel, and brother, Loren, were living.  She and her sister worked at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant that Chrysler opened to support the WWII war effort.


While in Michigan, she met and married Robert Wolf, who left for the military shortly after their marriage. He was a tail gunner and unfortunately was killed during WWII.  In December 1944, Vaneita married Edward Szajgecki, and they had one daughter, Yvonne Ann Szajgecki. Vaneita continued to work for the Chrysler plant sewing interior upholstery for vehicles.  She was an excellent seamstress making custom drapes and clothing alterations for clients throughout her lifetime.


In the early 1970’s, Vaneita moved to Bonita Springs, Florida.  She loved animals and birds.  Most of her life she had a Boston Bulldog; “Corky”, “Crickett”, and “Mandy”, they were a major part of her life.  Her birds included a pair of McCaw’s, a cockatoo, a cockatiel, and a talking parrot that would greet her every morning saying, “Good morning, beautiful!”


Vaneita had a zest for life and a fun-loving spirit! She loved having family come to visit in Florida, and she made many trips to Minnesota to visit family and come back to her roots.


In July 1998, Vaneita married Ross Bradstreet and they later divorced in 2013. Later that year, she moved to Idaho to be with her daughter. In June 2019, she moved to an assisted living at Ashley Manor in Twin Falls, Idaho.


Vaneita is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Szajgecki, of Jerome, Idaho; a sister, Lillian McNamara of Bemidji, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and five siblings.


 A celebration of Vaneita’s life will be held 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022, at Clearwater Lutheran Church,186 2nd St. Shevlin, Minnesota with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow the service at Moose Creek Cemetery, Shevlin, Minnesota. 


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Chad Nelson

Chad Nelson, age 48, of Bagley, MN, passed away on Wednesday, May 4th, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17th, at Zion Lutheran Church of Eddy Township, rural Bagley, MN, with the Rev. Randy McGuire officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday (17th) at the church. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at  


Chad Matthew Nelson was born on October 6, 1973, in Bagley, Minnesota to parents Gary and Maxine (Solheim) Nelson. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Eddy Township and graduated from Bagley High School in 1992.


After high school, Chad began his career in trucking by hauling grain in the Bagley area. Then, he and his father went into business together, purchasing their own trucks. Chad hauled hot oil for the next 6 years.  Currently he was driving for FreightEx where he had worked for many years. He and his fiancé were living in Goodridge, Minnesota.


Chad liked driving nearly anything that had a motor. whether it was a lawn mower or a big rig or anything in between. He especially loved riding motorcycle. He also enjoyed fishing.


Chad had a good sense of humor and loved to tease (especially his nieces and nephews). He will be remembered as a kind soul who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.


Survivors include his fiancé, Nichole Glenn of Goodridge, MN; two daughters, Nitasha Worley of Plymouth, and Cassie Nelson (Tyler Marty) of Bagley, MN; two stepchildren, Paige (Emmie) Fenney of Kennedy, MN, and Tyler Smith of Thief River Falls, MN; grandchildren, Isaac Grondin and Josiah Karst.


Also surviving are Chad’s siblings, Rhonda Nelson of Bagley, MN, and Erick (Wendy) Nelson of Bagley, MN; five nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Darin; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and one aunt, Corrine Solheim.

Marilyn J. Olson

Marilyn J. Olson passed away from cancer on November 16, 2021. On June 9, 1938, she was born, along with her twin brother, Marvin, to Carl and Aletta Gubrud of Bagley, MN. Marilyn was united in matrimony in 1959 to James V. Olson of Bottineau, ND. Together they had one daughter, Dawn and two sons, Chad and Kenneth James. Marilyn was proud of her Norwegian heritage and mastered the art of making Scandinavian KranseKake for special occasions. She also did a great job making Lefsa. She was a member of the Nisswa Women’s Club, the Nisswa Garden Club and Lutheran Church of the Cross. Marilyn enjoyed listening to music and audio books but most of all just liked being with her family who will miss her dearly. While living in Nisswa she liked taking her two dogs out on the kayak and watching loons, the occasional eagle and other wildlife. Marilyn was enthusiastic about most things and was an eternal optimist. One of her passions was dancing, and she took part in Geritol Frolics, Golden Kix and more recently, a dance team that entertained at the mall, the senior expo, the Crow Wing County Fair, and various nursing homes. Marilyn especially enjoyed learning new dances and being friends with Sandy Chase. Thanks Sandy!


Marilyn is survived by her sister, Aldora (Robert) Anderson; her children, Chad Olson and Dawn (Dale) Bjerkness; daughter-in-law, Christina Olson; five grandchildren: Savanna Bruno, Jorgen Bjerkness, Marissa Bjerkness, Cody (Chunchen) Olson and Cecelie (Brandon) Beckler; great grandchildren: Ariana, Iris, Theia, and Loki. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Gordon, Warren, Orville, Marvin and Leroy Gubrud, Elaine Kundtz, Vivian Harlin; and son, Kenneth, who passed away in 2016.


Marilyn was very grateful to all the wonderful people from the Cypress Court Apartments who prayed for her and supplied her with a steady stream of cards.


Memorial services will be 11 AM on Saturday, May 21, at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa. Inurnment will be in Lutheran Church of the Cross Memorial Garden. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes, MN.

Kenneth Paulson

Kenneth Mayvin Paulson passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the Cornerstone Resident Senior Care in Bagley. He was born on June 20, 1937, at the residence of midwife Mrs. Anderson of Shevlin to Swedish Immigrant parents Charley and Mamie (Lundin) Paulson of Alida. He was welcomed home to the family farm north of Alida by his sister Gladys and brothers Alvin, Edwin, and Elmer.


Kenneth enjoyed growing up on the farm with his family and attended Alida School through eighth grade. In his younger years he worked road construction with his brother-in-law, Walter Teige, in both North and South Dakota. He later returned to farm with his brother Ed on the family farm.


After his brother Ed passed away, Kenneth continued to live on the farm until 2003 when he moved to Bagley. He enjoyed living at the Otterkill Apartments for fifteen years where he made many new friends. He spent the last four years of his life living at Cornerstone Resident Senior Care.


Kenneth is survived by sister-in-law Elnora Paulson of Shevlin, nephews Robert Paulson, Rodney (Natalie) Paulson, Allen (Julie) Paulson, Ricky (Sue) Paulson, Floyd (Ardell) Paulson and Nieces Marlys (Jim) Pedric, Judy Morrell, Jackie Teige, Sheryl Lundin, and special great niece Lindsay Paulson (Paul) and several great nephews and nieces.


Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Mamie, his brothers Alvin, Edwin, and Elmer (Adell), sister Gladys (Walter) Teige, and nephews Arnie Teige and Orville Lundin and Charlie King.


The family would like to thank the Clearwater County Nursing Service, especially Mary St. George and Mary Loftus for their care. Special thanks to Dr. Spence for his friendship and care.


Kenneth was very grateful for all the employees at Cornerstone who assisted him with his needs, provided friendship and laughter and made Cornerstone his home.


Graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. at the Bagley City Cemetery.


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Violet Razink

Violet Razink, 86, of Bagley, Minnesota died on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Cornerstone Assisted Living in Bagley, Minnesota. 


Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley, Minnesota. Visitation will be held 1-hour prior. 


Violet was born on July 21, 1935, in Glenwood, Minnesota the daughter of Melvin and Leona (Foner) Cummins.  Violet was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith.  She grew up in Glenwood and Park Rapids, graduating in the early 1950’s.  She went to college to be a transcriptionist and worked for the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, MN and the Benson Hospital in Benson, MN in the medical records department. She would go on to retire from Rice Memorial Hospital. 


Violet married Donald Razink in 1955 at the Glenwood Lutheran Church.  Together they had three sons: Steven, Brad and Jeff.  Later, Violet and Donald divorced.  Violet lived in Olivia, Park Rapids and Alexandria, but due to having a stroke and poor health she moved to Cornerstone Assisted Living in Bagley, MN to be closer to her son and family.


Violet loved her dog Molly and bird watching.  She had a knack for her house plants and enjoyed puzzles.  Playing Whist with her grandkids always made for a good time.  Violet loved to travel and traveled to many places such as Hawaii and Florida. Before she got ill, Violet looked forward to spending her summers on Lake Minnewaska with her friend, George.


She is survived by her son Steven (Jeanna) Razink of Shevlin, MN; Sister Gloria Town of Park Rapids, MN; Sister Margie Hoff of Park Rapids, MN; Sister Bonnie Federation of Wisconsin; Brother John Cummins of Park Rapids, MN; 7-Grandchildren and numerous Great-Grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her Ex-husband Donald Razink; sons Brad and Jeff Razink; sisters Dorothy Vollan and Elaine Schwendemann; and brother Virgil Cummings.


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Fay Ulrich

Best known as Fay, Kathleen Fay (Monson) Ulrich, 86, of Bagley, MN, died on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at Cornerstone Nursing and Rehab in Bagley, MN.


Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bagley, Minnesota. Interment will be held at Bagley City Cemetery. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.


Fay was born on August 3, 1935, in New Sweden Township, MN (near St. Peter, MN) to J. Arnold and Florence (Lewellen) Monson. She was baptized on September 8, 1935.  She attended school at Winthrop, MN beginning her education at the rural country schools, and going on to graduate from Winthrop High School. She was confirmed June 5, 1949. Fay completed the first year of nursing school.  Fay married Roger Ulrich on October 3, 1953, in Winthrop, MN at her family’s farm home. Fay became a homemaker extraordinaire who loved and excelled in all aspects of canning, cooking, sewing, and raising her children. She made sure her house was a home filled with joy. The family moved to New Ulm, then to Mankato where Roger became an electrician. In the spring of 1959, the family moved to Prior Lake for about eight years. Eventually they bought a hobby farm in New Prague, MN and took a liking to the farming life. Ultimately, Roger and Fay decided to move to Bagley, MN, where they settled down and purchased a bigger farm and Fay became a true farm wife, waking up early to help with the chores and tasks that needed doing. Fay also worked outside of the home over the years at different places and seasonally on occasion.


Fay was “the hostess with the mostess” and loved entertaining and making sure her guests were well taken care of. She and Roger enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Well known for her baking, sewing, and crafting and her generosity in sharing her creations, often as gifts for her family, especially her grandchildren. A true Proverbs 31 woman, Fay had a strong Christian faith and made sure to instill in her family that same faith and moral values. She was the second longest member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bagley, MN.


She is survived by her children, Joy (Gary) Eck, Danny (Mary) Ulrich, Doug (Jackie) Ulrich, Dean (Janice) Ulrich, Julie (Keith) Roberts, and Jennifer (Eric) Kjensrud; her sister, Cecelia Eliason; 25 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; her sister-in-law, Sylvia Monson;  her brother-in-law, Marvin Kuphal; Roger’s siblings, Lois Barrer, Marge (Roger) Schultz, and Karen (Dan) Loose; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other loved family and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Ulrich; her parents, J. Arnold and Florence Monson; her grandson, Michael Roberts; her great granddaughter, Kia Sanford; her daughter-in-law, Carla Ulrich; her siblings, Carol (Paul) Young, Merlyn (Donna) Monson, Darroll Monson, Janice Kuphal, and Roland Monson; her brothers-in-law, Sylvan Eliason, Norm Barrer, Dick Ulrich; and her father and mother-in-law, Albert and Bertha Ulrich.


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