Miranda Skaaren, 98

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Bemidji & Thief River Falls – Miranda Skaaren, 98 of Bemidji, formerly of Thief River Falls, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Cedar Cottage in Bemidji.
    Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls.  Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
    We celebrate the special life of Miranda Skaaren, born March 23, 1919 to Arne and Kornelia (Ostrem) Hagen at home in Northwood Township rural Grygla. She was baptized and confirmed at Northwood Church. She attended the Hanson Grade School through the eighth grade.
    On October 12, 1938, Miranda was united in marriage to Jesse Skaaren at Grygla. She said the date she got married was always printed red on the calendar (Columbus Day). The couple farmed south of Thief River Falls Township, Pennington County. Where one daughter, Sandra and two sons, Kenneth and Jerry were raised.
    After her husband died, Miranda moved to Bemidji, in 1994. Being a pleasant and caring woman, she enjoyed the company of the women in her apartment building.  In 2011, Miranda was admitted to the Cedar Cottage Care Center in Bemidji.  There she received excellent care and loved those who cared for her.
    Miranda is survived by two brothers: Otto Hagen and Norris Hagen, Grygla. Children: Sandra (Curtis) Cobb, Thief River Falls, Kenneth (Linda) Skaaren, Bemidji, Jerry (Debra) Skaaren, Little Falls.  Grandchildren: three granddaughters: Sonja Knaak, Anita (Wayne) Mensen, Kellie Skaaren. Three grandsons: Jason, Andy (Sue), and Cory Skaaren.  Four great-grandchildren: Heather, River, Ryder and Wyatt.  And many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
    Miranda was preceded in death by her husband Jesse and her parents. Two brothers: Oscar and Melvin Hagen; five sisters: Inga Ulla, Clara Boe, Alma Svenpladsen, Benora Falk and Lila Holthusen, and nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.
    May the memories of her never be forgotten.
    Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com
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