September 20, 2017 Community news from the prairie to the lakes  
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Katherine “Kathy” Amborn, of Morris, died on Monday, September 11, 2017 at West Wind Village in Morris, MN. She lived to 87 years.

Funeral services for Kathy were held Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Federated Church in Morris, with Reverend Lauren Hauger officiating. Burial was in Summit Cemetery in Morris.

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Carolyn Smith, of Donnelly, MN, died on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She was 88 years old.

The funeral was held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the First Lutheran Church in Morris, with Reverend Gene Anderson officiating. Burial was at Summit Cemetery, Morris.

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Allen W. “Al” Olson, 72 of rural Ashby, MN passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Memorial service was held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Faith Lutheran Church in Evansville with Pastor Dennis Preston officiating.

Arrangements by Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Evansville.


Ruby Elaine Solum, 83, of Ulen, MN, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Viking Manor Nursing Home in Ulen, MN.

A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, followed by the memorial service, beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Hitterdal, MN.

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On September 12, 2017 Clarence (“Corky” or ”Bud”) Joseph Corcoran entered our Father’s Kingdom.

There will be a Rosary and Viewing 10:00 AM and Mass 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Claremont on Friday September 22.

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