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Obituaries from the week of June 23, 2010

Jeffrey Cleland, 55

Jeffrey A. Cleland age 55 of Tracy, MN died Thursday, June 3, 2010 at his home on Lake Shetek.  A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy, with a luncheon served following the service.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. Saturday until the time of service. 

Jeffrey Alan Cleland was born July 19, 1954 in Warroad, MN, Roseau County.  He was adopted as an infant by Herbert and Lucille (Coyle) Cleland and was raised in Luverne, MN.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and attended Luverne Public Schools, graduating from Luverne High school in 1972.  Jeff then attended Mankato State University in Mankato, MN where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.

On June 10, 1977 Jeff married Karen Skenzich in Eveleth, MN.  They made their home in Elgin, IL that same year, as Jeff began working for the Social Security Administration, as a claim representative.  In 2008 he retired and they moved to their present home on Lake Shetek, in Murray County, MN.

He held a pilot’s license and both he and his wife enjoyed flying their plane out of the Worthington Airport.  He also enjoyed bowling, movies, water skiing and living on the lake.

On Thursday, June 3, 2010 Jeff died at his home on the lake at the age of 55.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Karen Cleland of Tracy, MN; his mother, Lucille Cleland of Luverne, MN; one brother, Michael (Cathy) Cleland of St. Cloud, MN; one nephew, Andy Cleland of St. Cloud, MN; three brothers-in-law, Daniel (Rose) Skenzich of Coon Rapids, MN, Ronald (Patricia) Skenzich of Hermantown, MN and Gary (Josine) Skenzich of Coon Rapids, MN; other nieces, nephews and friends.

His father and his wife’s parents preceded him in death.

The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be placed at


Greg Seehusen, 32

Funeral services  for Greg Seehusen, age 32 were held on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Slayton.  

Greg Michael Seehusen was born to Nancy Nielsen on August 14, 1977 in Marshall. He graduated from the Tracy High School in 1995 and went on to attend the Granite Falls Vo-Tech School where he studied Tool and Machine. He owned and operated his own trucking business from 2000 to 2004. At the present time he worked for Fagen, INC out of Granite Falls as a Heavy Equipment Transportation Specialist. 

On May 7, 2005, he was united in marriage to Beverly Karl-Goergen in Marshall.

Greg passed away suddenly of natural causes on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.  He had reached the age of 32 years, 10 months and 2 days.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Marshall; mother, Nancy Nielsen, of Ghent; Beverly’s three children, Josh and Jessica Goergen, both of Marshall and Jenna Goergen of Pipestone; two grandchildren, Ashton and Raya Goergen, of Marshall; two brothers, Todd of Ghent and Wayne of Tracy; and maternal and paternal grandparents, Floyd and Theo Nielsen and Dean and Norma Seehusen, all of Pocahontas, IA.

Greg’s enjoyment’s in life included being with his family and close friends on four-wheeler trips, riding four-wheelers with his grandson, Ashton, having his granddaughter, Raya, on the farm with him, and working on older vehicles, especially Ford pickups.

Greg above all loved his wife fiercely in life and will continue to do so for all eternity.

The Hamilton Funeral Home of Marshall handled the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to