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Tuesday 03/19/2019
Dan Scofield - obituary
Posted: March 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Dan Scofield of Milaca, Minnesota, passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the age of 76 years and 6 months.

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Monday 03/18/2019
Art Carr - death notice
Posted: March 18, 2019 - 4:42 pm

Art (Arther) Carr, age 77, of Isle, Minnesota, passed away at North Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

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Thursday 03/14/2019
Lloyd Freddy Vivant - Obituary
Posted: March 14, 2019 - 9:44 am

Lloyd Freddy Vivant died at the age of 74 on March 10, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. 
 
Lloyd was born on June 15, 1944 in St. Paul, MN to Fred and Iwylla (Tagtow) Vivant.  He attended K-12 school in McGrath, MN and graduated with 12 classmates. On June 13, 1964 he was united in marriage to Frances Evens. He resided in McGrath until 1989 when he moved to Lakeville, MN.
 
After 30 years, he moved back to McGrath. Lloyd was a self-employed logger and truck driver running supplies for the Alaskan Pipe Line. Beginning in 1977, he worked as an asphalt plant operator for McNamara Contracting and retired in 2007.
 
Lloyd’s hobbies included hunting, fishing and working on projects in his shop. Much of his retirement was spent traveling the southern United States with his wife.
 
Family was everything to Lloyd. He helped raise 11 grandkids and rarely missed a performance, game, graduation, prom or any other event they were involved in. His greatest joy came from gathering with family and friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and offer a listening ear along with words of wisdom. 
 
He is preceded in death by his parents, Iwylla and Fred; his sister, Zella Peterson; his infant sister, Katheryn Rose; and his nephew, Andrew Weiss.
 
Lloyd is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Frances; his sons, Jay of Lakeville, MN, Rodney (Karla) of Prior Lake, MN, Jeff (Molly) of Elko New Market, MN; his grandchildren, Taylor, Alex, Jacob, Sydney, Michaela, Kassie, Amanda, Elana, Abby, Lauren, Maggie; his siblings, Julie Weiss, Gene (Roberta), Ronald (Linda), Fred John (Colleen); brother in law Irving Peterson; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives and friends.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora with Pastor Steve Trewartha officiating. Music is being provided by Joel Schuessler, Myia Schuessler, and Gay Wolf. Visitation will be on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Dresser-Methven Funeral Home in Mora, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
 
Pallbearers are Alex Vivant, Jacob Vivant, Travis Earsley, Wyatt Earsley, Mark Weiss, John Weiss and James Weiss.  Honorary pallbearers are Gene Vivant, Ronald Vivant, Fred John Vivant, Irving Peterson, Steve Bartelma, Jack Earsley, Scott Evens, Don Sargent, Gerald Walters, George Otterson and Phil Lewison. 
 
Burial will be at Pliny Cemetery in McGrath at a later date. 
 
Arrangements by Dresser-Methven Funeral and Cremation Services.

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Wednesday 03/13/2019
Wayne R. Simpson - Obituary
Updated: March 15, 2019 - 8:08 am

Wayne R. Simpson, age 66, passed away peacefully on February 17th, 2019, at CentraCare hospital in St. Cloud. 

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