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BRAD TORKELSON
Sept. 1, 1957 - July 30, 2014
Brad Torkelson, 56, of Powers Lake, ND, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in a Fargo care center.
A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Powers Lake. Interment of ashes will be at St. James Catholic Cemetery, Powers Lake.

Brad was born in Willmar, MN on September 1, 1957 to Elmo and Alice Torkelson. He grew up in Litchfield, MN, graduated from Litchfield High School and attended Willmar Technical College.

Brad was the manager of the Farmers Union Cenex in Powers Lake for over 30 years and also a realtor with Coldwell Banker. He was involved in various community organizations and was active in the St. James Catholic Church.

Brad married Laurie Martin on October 19, 1979. They shared a love of the outdoors and enjoyed many camping trips to the mountains. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and had many hobbies including making knives and woodworking.

He cherished his time with his children and Saturday morning donuts and Dairy Queen treats with his two granddaughters.

Brad is survived by his wife, Laurie of Powers Lake; daughter, Mandy (Curtis) Hojian of Bismarck; son, Michael (Brooke) Torkelson of Moorhead, MN; granddaughters, Kylie Torkelson and Kassy Hojian; father, Elmo; siblings, Paul, Gehard, Darrel, Tom, Klint, Orin and Joanne; godchildren, Carl, Jonathon and Allison; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice.

Memorials are preferred by the family.
Online condolences may be shared at www.springanfuneralhome.com

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

JERALD ERICKSON
Oct. 6, 1941 - Aug. 2, 2014
Jerald W. Erickson, 72, of Maquoketa, IA, died on Saturday morning, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Genesis Medical Center, West Campus in Davenport, IA.
A celebration of Jerald’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.

Jerald Wayne Erickson was born on October 6, 1941 in Rugby, ND, to Frank and Selma (Iverson) Erickson. He grew up in Towner where he was baptized and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church. He graduated from Towner High School where he participated in music and class plays. He married Bonnie Larson on October 10, 1964 at the First Lutheran Church in Lignite.

Jerald and Bonnie first lived in the Minot area where Jerald was employed at Lindsay Bros. Company. In 1967, they moved to Melrose, MN where he began his cheesemaking career working for Kraft Cheese, then Land ‘O Lakes Cheese in Zumbrota, MN, LeSeur Cheese Company in LeSeur, MN and Prairie Land Cheese, Inc. in Powers Lake. In 1980, Jerald became plant manager of Beatrice Cheese in Preston, IA.

They bought a home just outside of nearby Maquoketa and have lived in the Maquoketa area since that time. In their retirement years they wintered in Mesa, AZ.

Jerald loved music and was a member of the Barbershopper’s Chorus in St. Peter, MN. He also had been a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, Son’s of Norway and the Swedish Institute. He had been a faithful member of many church choirs and of the Monte Vista Chorus and Vista Singers in Mesa.

Outside of his love for music was his devotion and love for his family. Additionally he enjoyed camping and meeting new people. He was known for his great sense of humor and loved to share laughter with others.

Those left to honor Jerald’s memory include his wife, Bonnie Erickson of Maquoketa, IA; daughters, Caroline (Rory) Garien of Edmond, OK and Camille (Jonathan Fruen) Erickson of Saint Paul, MN; three grandsons, Aaron, Cole and Tad; sisters-in-law, Barbara Erickson and Annette Erickson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Allen and Kathy Larson; and all his special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister at birth; and his brother, John Milton Erickson.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Jerald Wayne Erickson memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.







2013-14 OBITUARIES
JERALD ERICKSON
Oct. 6, 1941 - Aug. 2, 2014

BRAD TORKELSON
Sept. 1, 1957 - July 30, 2014

IONE SORENSEN
Feb. 6, 1932 - Jan. 24, 2014

Mary McIntyre
March 12, 1922 - July 19, 2014

Carmen Skalicky
July 15, 1972 - July 12, 2014

Brinlee Thorlakson
July 12, 2014 - July 12, 2014

Arthur Faaren
Dec. 1 1926 - July 5, 2014

Ronald Owens
June 29, 1940 - June 20, 2014

Helen Gleave
Aug. 19, 1922 - July 5, 2014

Colleen Mickelsen
March 8, 1928 - June 28, 2014

Mabel Ekstrom
Aug. 9, 1912 - June 15, 2014

Shayla Burau
Aug. 18, 1975 - June 8, 2014

Evelyn Meyer
March 8, 1917 - June 1, 2014

Roger Helwig
May 30, 1934 - May 26, 2014

Mary Ann Grelewicz
Jan. 28, 1927 - May 12, 2014

BETTY DAY
July 13, 1928- May 24, 2014

LAUREL WOLKENHAUER
May 23, 1961 - May 9, 2014

JAMES HERMAN
July 27, 21935 - May 15, 2014

DALE DARRAS
July 23, 1937- May 9, 2014

ROBERT GANSKOP
Dec. 18, 1934 - May 1, 2014

THELMA LIEN
June 5, 1916 - April 30, 2014

ARDELL POLLERT
Aug. 27, 1938 - May 3, 2014

HARLAN BOEN
June 25, 1946 - April 16, 2014

DONALD BENGE
July 10, 1929 - April 20, 2014

DENNIS RUPPERT
April 28, 1949 - April 9, 2014

AMIE TORGERSON
Jan. 15, 1929 - April 7, 2014

WAYNE NESS
Feb. 26, 1954 - April 2, 2014

MARGERUITE LEE
April 15, 1919 - Feb. 9, 2014

HELEN HAMMOND
April 30, 1917 - April 2, 2014

HELEN NIELSEN
Sept. 14, 1928 - April 1, 2014

SYLVIA EVENSON
Oct. 19, 1922 - March 26, 2014

WILEY POST
May 30, 1934 - March 26, 2014

LYNN ANDERSEN
Jan. 21, 1918 - March 19, 2014

JAY KNUTSON
May 28, 1962 - March 12, 2014

SCOTT PFEIFER
Oct. 12, 1969 - Feb. 26, 2014

STEVE KNUTSON
May 23, 1960 - Feb. 25, 2014

WILBUR FRANK SIMLIK
June 19, 1921 - Feb. 12, 2014

JOAN KALMBACH
Dec. 26, 1946 - Feb. 17, 2014

DELORES DURWARD
Oct. 26, 1934 - Feb. 23, 2014

ALVINA MCDONALD
July 21, 1918 - Feb. 19, 2014

MARGERUITE LEE
April 15, 1919 - Feb. 9, 2014

DELORES BRYAN
Feb. 15, 1926 - Feb. 5, 2014

KENNETH CHRISTIANSON
April 15, 1944 - Jan. 30, 2014

THERESA VELO
Nov. 15, 1921 - Jan. 26, 2014

IONE SORENSEN
Feb. 6, 1932 - Jan. 24, 2014

ELLA BOEN
Nov. 24, 19l8 - Jan. 20, 2014

VOYLE GRINDELAND
May 19, 1935 - Dec. 21, 2013

BERNIECE BENSON
Aug. 29, 1926 - Dec. 30, 2013

MARILYN RENAULT
March 2, 1960 - Dec. 21, 2013

REGINA SMITH
May 3, 1926 - Dec. 20, 2013

MARCIA OWENS
Sept. 30, 1952 - Dec. 4, 2013

BRIAN DEVER
Nov. 25, 1978 - Dec. 4, 2013

JOHN ROERING
Nov. 15, 1939 - Nov. 28, 2013

MILDRED EDWARDS
Nov. 10,1918 - Nov. 25, 2013

LEON MCGINNITY
Aug. 29, 1935 - Nov. 25, 2013

JUSTIN BLOM
Sept. 25, 1976 - Nov. 22, 2013

WALLEN HELSETH
March 28, 1924 - Nov. 22, 2013

JUNIETTA "JUNE" SWENSON
June 18, 1924 - Nov. 20, 2013

LOIS TINJUM
Sept. 19, 1921 - Nov. 12, 2013

HELEN EKBERG
Nov. 29, 1914 - Oct. 24, 2013

JOHN HENRICKS
Feb. 26, 1937 - Nov. 3, 2013

DONALD YOUNG
Oct. 24, 2013

ALVINA GREENFIELD
July 30, 1921 - Oct. 27, 2013

LLOYD BLY
March 30, 1926 - Oct. 24, 2013

LORRAINE HELWIG
July 8, 1937 - Oct. 14, 2013

ARTHUR HAGA
July 30, 1925 - Oct. 12, 2013

MERWYN LARSEN
Sept. 11, 1931 - Oct. 11, 2013

DANIEL BLOM
Dec. 30, 1966 - Oct. 5, 2013

TYLER GLEAVE
Oct. 27, 1982 - Sept. 28, 2013

FREDRICK EWALT
June 16, 1950 - Sept. 28, 2013

BARBARA NEGAARD
Dec. 1, 1952 - Sept. 23, 2013

GLENDON KRIESE
July 9, 1923 - Sept. 23, 2013

DUANE CARLSON
March 11, 1939 - Sept. 9, 2013

PATRICIA HORNTVEDT
Nov. 3, 1933 - Sept. 1, 2013

RONALD BREDING
March 13, 1935 -Aug. 22, 2013

MAE WEGENER
May 6, 1924 -Aug. 18, 2013

DONNA SPRINGAN
July 3, 1929 -Aug. 18, 2013

HELEN BYSTEDT
Dec. 9, 1909 -Aug. 14, 2013

JOHN ANDERSON
Feb. 27, 1932 - Aug. 12, 2013

ESTHER PETERSON
June 30, 1920 -Aug. 9, 2013

RUTH HELDE
April 20, 1947 -Aug. 3, 2013

CALMER OVERLEE
April 22, 1923 -August 2, 2013

LAVONNE EMERSON
March 31, 1920 - June 29, 2013

ALICE KESSLER
Oct. 11, 1922 - July 14, 2013

SHIRLEY HOHEISEL
Aug. 21, 1935 - July 1, 2013

BONNIE MACPETRIE
June 29, 2013

JEROME "JERRY" DURICK
May 5, 1941 - June 27, 2013

GERRY NATHE
Feb. 3, 1934 - June 25, 2013

NOLAN GRUBB
March 23, 1951 - Jan. 30, 2013

KRISTI HAGER
May 16, 1965 - June 22, 2013

JANEL DOCKTER
July 7, 1961 - June 20, 2013

MARY MUNT ROHNER
Jan. 19, 1944 - June 14, 2013

FLOYD HALVERSON
May 26, 2013

JOYCE SETTERLUND
July 10, 1933 - June 5, 2013

LINDA HILL
Feb. 21, 1952 - May 31, 2013

LARRY SWENSON
April 13, 1945 - May 30, 2013

BEATRICE "BABE" OVERLEE
Nov. 29, 1924 - May 29, 2013

DOROTHY ELSTAD
Dec. 6, 1927 - May 20, 2013

ROBERT L. SETTERLUND

MYRTLE JOHNSON
Feb. 17, 1915 - May 3, 2013

JOHN FAY
May 25, 1923-May 6, 2013

DONOVAN PETERSEN
Jan. 22, 1929 - April 7, 2013

GARY B. RAWN
Feb. 10, 1944 - April 23, 2013

TWILA ENGET
Dec. 7, 1923 - April 6, 2013

DOLORES WATTERUD
Nov. 29, 1929 - April 15, 2013

ILENE BEECHER
April 22, 1923 - April 20, 2013

AUDREY ERICKSON
June 28, 1933 - April 16, 2013

GAYLON GERARD
1928 - March 21, 2013

MARVIN NORDBY
Feb. 13, 1924 - April 8, 2013

TERESA HENDERSON
November 14, 1954 - March 10, 2013

OTIS SCHWARTZ
July 15, 1915 - March 31, 2013

GAYNELLE "PETIE" DURWARD
November 12, 1928 - February 28, 2013

DAVID BIRD
Sept. 13, 1947 - March 8, 2013

JOHN REDMER
Feb. 9, 1920 - March 6, 2013

EVA HASS
May 5, 1921 - February 23, 2013

ELSIE SINK IHMELS
November 26, 1917 - February 19, 2013

FRED RUDE
January 13,1921 - February 13,2013

EVELYN WESTERNESS
October 19,1929 - February 8,2013




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