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Obituaries


Dolores J. Gragert
January 6, 1933 - January 8, 2021

Dolores J. “Dee” Gragert, age 88 of Emily died on January 8, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was born in Minneapolis on January 6, 1933 to George and Caroline (LaCount) Sandhoff. Dee was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Outing.

Dee is survived by two sons, Larry (Carol) Gragert of Elk River and Mike Gragert of Apple Valley; one granddaughter, Rachel Dahlheimer and two great grandchildren, Destiny Campbell and Brody Dahlheimer.

Preceding Dee in death are her parents; her husband, Lloyd in 2013; grandson, Blake Gragert and one sister, Sharon Anderson.

Services are going to be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Alvina Dorothy Kennedy
September 27, 1930 ~ December 19, 2020

Alvina Dorothy Kennedy, age 90, passed away on December 19, 2020, at Madison Lutheran home, Madison, Minnesota. She had contracted Covid-19 on December 2nd while on hospice care.

Born on September 27, 1930, in Harrold, South Dakota, to Helen (Searles) and Ray Weber. She worked as receptionist/bookkeeper for Swift County Benson Hospital. She met her husband, Eugene Kennedy, in the Rural Youth 4-H program. They were united in marriage on June 13, 1953.

Alvina had such a heart for helping people, whether it was one of the hundreds of youth in the Pelican Lakes 4-H Club where she was the organizational leader for 25 years; a person who needed a place to stay for an extended period of time; her own family, of course; and really, anyone in need. She always put other people ahead of herself. In later years she  found joy as a prayer warrior for those who needed prayers. She left a lasting legacy in all the people who have benefited from her investment in them.

Survived by her husband Eugene of Roseville, MN, children Monica (Jerry) Roggenbuck of Madison, MN, Nancy (Allan) Albertson of Merrifield, MN, Mark (Debbie) of Denver, CO, Steven (Mary) of Medina, MN, Peggy (Mike Feist) Kennedy of Roseville, MN, David (Christine) of Pequot Lakes, MN, Neil (Natalie) of Chaska, MN; 27 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; brothers Donald (Karen) Weber of St. Paul, MN, Robert (Diane) Weber of Lawrence, KS, sister-in-law Joann Weber of Benson, MN, and many nieces and nephews

Preceded in death by her parents, brother Kenneth Weber, sister and brother-in-law Phyllis (Walter) Berens, and twin brothers who died in infancy.

A private family funeral was held at St. Alice Catholic Church in Pequot Lakes, MN. Interment at Pequot Lakes Cemetery. A Celebration Mass will be held at a later date for grandchildren, relatives, and friends when it is safe to do so.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Crow Wing County 4-H for Camp  Scholarships in Alvina and Eugene Kennedy's names. Mail to Crow Wing County Extension Office, c/o Cassandra Girling, 326 Laurel St. #11, Brainerd, MN 56401.

Howard M. Dutton
June 18, 1932 - December 26, 2020

Howard M. Dutton, age 88 of Outing died on December 26, 2020 at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born on June 18, 1932 in Regent, North Dakota to Harold and Mabel (Ehleringer) Dutton. Howard married Barbara Fehr on August 7, 1954 in Outing. He was the owner and operator of the Washburn Point Lodge on Washburn Lake (aka Fehr’s Resort). He served as the local Fire Warden and local Township Assessor with Cass County and was a former Forman of the United Wild Rice Processing Co. in Outing.

Howard is survived by three sons, Howard Wade (Holly) Dutton of Detroit Lakes, Brett (Kristi) Dutton of Baxter and Shawn (Jan) Dutton of St. Michael; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Preceding Howard in death are his parents; his wife, Barbara; and three sisters, Florence Kolb, Jennie Collins and Donna Kolb.

A funeral service eas held on Saturday, January 2, 2020 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Outing. Burial at the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Emily with full military honors by the Myrin-James American Legion Post #443. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.
Dolores I. Ullrich
October 6, 1932 - December 22, 2020

Dolores I. “Dee” Ullrich, age 88 of Crosby formerly of Emily died on December 22, 2020 at the Cuyuna Regional Care Center in Crosby. She was born on October 6, 1932 in Minneapolis to Charles and Margaret (Miller) Giard. Dee was a member of St. Emily’s Catholic Church in Emily.

Dee is survived by four sons, Richard (Debra) McNaughton of Minnetonka, Thomas (Cindy) McNaughton of Grand Forks, Don (Jennifer) Ullrich of Oxnard, CA and Dennis (Annette) Ullrich of Bakersfield; five daughters, Pamela McNaughton of Buffalo, Terry McNaughton of Crosslake, Jane (Michael) Havisto of Rogers, Cheri (Randy) Longsdorf of Woodbury and Dianna Ullrich of Kosovo Croatia; one sister, Carole Arndt of St. Louis Park; twenty grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Preceding Dee in death are her parents; 1st husband, Richard McNaughton, 2nd husband, Richard Ullrich; two sisters, Cathy Johnson and Luella “Peg” Nesheim and a brother, Charles “Bud” Giard.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Emily’s Catholic Church in Emily. Burial at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby
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