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Obituaries from the week of August 27, 2008

Rosella Truedson, 79
Rosella Truedson, formerly of Walnut Grove, MN, age 79, died Monday, August 25, 2008 at the Hospice House of Marshall, MN. A memorial service will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday. Interment will be at the Walnut Grove City Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the church. The Almlie Funeral Home of Tracy is handling the arrangements.
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Alice Rokke, 98
Alice Rokke, 98, died on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Center in Warren, MN.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Bethania Free Lutheran Church, rural Newfolden, MN with Reverend Philip Rokke officiating. Burial will be in Bethania Cemetery, rural Newfolden.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2008 at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN with a 7 p.m. Prayer service, also at the church for one hour prior to the service, Saturday.
Alice Ruby Horgen was born to Alfred and Anetta Horgen on the family farm in McCrea township of rural Warren on December 15, 1909.  She was baptized and confirmed at the McCrea Lutheran Church.  She attended school at the rural Horgen school and at the North Star College in Warren.  She worked as a nurses aid at the Bethesda Invalid Home in St. Paul until she married.
Alice married Arnold Rokke of Newfolden at her parent’s home on December 31, 1936.  Arnold and Alice had 5 children: Anita Martha, Marilyn Alice, Naomi Karen, Marjory Jean and John Arnold.
Preceded in death by husband, Arnold, in 1986, infant daughter, Marjory, in 1947, parents, 12 sisters and brothers and sisters and brothers-in-law.
Survived by children: Anita (Adrian) Duske of Waverly, MN, Marilyn (Dennis) Gray of Newfolden, MN, Naomi (Dennis) Winkelmann of Fosston, MN, John (Denise) Rokke of Waseca, MN; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Lola Hedlund of Warren and sisters-in-law, Ebba Horgen of Owatonna and Junice Horgen of Warren as well as many nieces and nephews and family friends.   
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