Mabel Janis Anderson Kruse, 96, of Spirit Lake passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the Lakes Regional Healthcare of Spirit Lake.
Lee Edward Tuel passed away unexpectedly on February 4 at the Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Lake Park.
Lee was born on June 28, 1947. He grew up on the family farm northwest of Milford, and, starting in 1957, on a farm near Dwight, North Dakota. Lee was a sweet, quiet, and gentle person. He was born with developmental disabilities. He had a happy childhood. His brothers were his constant companions on the farm. They played baseball for hours and hours. Lee loved dogs. He loved the activity of the farm. He liked routines and had a number of assigned chores, such as feeding and watering the chickens, and gathering eggs.
Gordon E. “Gordy” Graves, 82, of Arnolds Park, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Accura Healthcare of Spirit Lake.
Arlene Mary Braunschweig was born March 12, 1930, in Peterson, Iowa, to Wilhelm Carl Braunschweig and Anna Ella Wagner Braunschweig. Arlene attended rural school and graduated in 1948 from Peterson High School.
An informal gathering Celebrating the Life of Dennis
Purchase, age 70, of Milford, was held Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at the Purchase family home. Memorials may be given for a cure for Alzheimers.
Dorothy Jane Swenson (Tuntland), Spirit Lake, passed away January 17, 2020, at Avera McKennan hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was born in that same hospital on March 3, 1944.