Miscellaneous Wadena County, Minnesota Obituaries - 2000

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Edward “Eddie” Folden
Edward “Eddie” Folden, 58, died Tuesday, March 14, at the Frazee Care Center, where he had resided since last November.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 17, from the Furey Chapel in Frazee.
Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Edward Folden, son of Oscar and Evelyn Sullivan Folden, was born in North Dakota on July 29, 1941.
He entered the Faribault State Hospital in 1954, moved to Frazee in 1973 and lived at the Millie Baker Foster Home until entering the Frazee Care Center.
While living at Frazee, he worked for the Becker County DAC in Detroit Lakes. 
Marilyn M. Hempfling
Marilyn M. Hempfling, 68, died at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes on Wednesday, March 15.
The funeral was at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, from the David-Donehower Chapel in Detroit Lakes, with Rev. Tim Cook officiating.
Interment was at Holy Rosary Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Marilyn Hempfling, daughter of Samuel and Ruth Wiggens Hempfling, was born July 26, 1931, in Grand Forks, N. D.
She grew up and attended school in Grand Forks and spent most of her adult life in Battle Lake and Detroit Lakes.
Surviving are a brother–John (Sandra) Hempfling, Terre Haute, Ind., and a sister–Gloria (Carl) Stoker, Murphysboro, Ill.

A. Irene Wolander
A. Irene Wolander, 94, died Tuesday, March 14, at Augustana Home of Minneapolis.
The funeral was at 12 noon on Friday, March 17, from Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls.
Interment was at Fort Snelling Cemetery, with the Morris Nilsen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Irene Prastmark, daughter of Henry and Martha Ramsey Prastmark, was born at Decorah, Ia., on May 14, 1905.
The Prastmarks moved to Detroit Lakes and Irene Prastmark graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1923).
Mrs. Wolander was a registered nurse.
Surviving are a daughter–Norma (Earl) Cudd and a son–Carl (Patricia Hawley) Wolander. There are seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Preceding her in death were her husband (Carl B. Wolander), who died in 1980, and a daughter (Dorothy Kolm).

Frieda J. Colley
Frieda J. Colley, 68, died Wednesday, March 15, at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, from the David-Donehower Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Cook officiating.
Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery, rural Detrot Lakes, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Frieda J. Pettit was born in Pomroy, Ohio, on Oct. 15, 1931, was raised and attended school at Ironton, Ohio, and lived in several places until moving to Detroit Lakes in 1978.
Surviving are seven sons–Herbert Johnson, Frazee; David Johnson, Columbus, Ohio; Paul (Lisa) Johnson, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Ira (Fay) Johnson, Detroit Lakes; Ralph (Ann) Dillon, Florida; Billy (Joyce) Johnson, South Carolina, and Todd (Holly) Colley, Hollywood, Fla., and three daughters–Patricia Grove and Barbara (DeWayne) Keetley, both Detroit Lakes, and Brenda Johnson, Perham. There are 41 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Colley in death were her parents and two sisters.
Visitation: One hour prior to funeral on Sunday.

Mary K. Syvertson
Mary K. Syvertson, 75, died Tuesday, March 14, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Barnesville.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, from The Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville.
Fr. Joseph Kieselbach officiated at the funeral, Phyllis Peppel was the cantor and Marcia Dilbeck was the organist.
Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Barnesville, with the Dobmeier Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were her grandchildren.
Mary Collins, daughter of Thomas and Sabina (Sherin) Collins, was born at Osakis on Nov. 1, 1924, and was raised and attended school in Osakis.
She worked as a secretary for an Osakis law firm and married Sam Syvertson at Osakis in 1946.
The Syvertsons moved to Hillsboro, N. D., and then moved to Barnesville in 1948.
Mrs. Syvertson operated Valley Lanes in Barnesville from 1959-70, she assisted women from Assumption Church in preparing meals for the Rollag Steam Threshers Reunion and she was a member of the Assumption Ladies Aid.
In addition she belonged to the Barnesville Bowling Association, the Barnesville Women’s Golf Association and, for many years, wrote the golf news column for the Barnesville Record-Review. She also enjoyed hunting, fishing, high school athletic events and gardening.
Surviving are her husband; a son–Richard, Thompson Falls, Mont.; four daughters–Maureen (David) Karsnia, Detroit Lakes; Jane (Kevin) Bjornson, Hawley; LuAnn (Doug) Damm, Cheboygan, Mich., and Ellen Syvertson, Los Lunas, N. M., and a sister–Sr. Sabina Collins, OSF, Little Falls. There are 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Preceding Mrs. Syvertson in death were her parents and seven brothers.

Ella E. Stearns
Ella E. Stearns, 82, died Wednesday, March 15, at Dakota Heartland Hospital in Fargo.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, from Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
Rev. Dan C. Abrahams officiated at the funeral, Sharlotte Johnston was the organist and vocal music was by the Zion Lutheran Guild Singers.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Glenn Stearns, Ed Rotenberger, Richard Stearns, James Gilbert, Harold Triebenbach and Lee Kessler.
Ella Harjes, daughter of Herman and Pauline Buckentin Harjes, was born at Green Isle on Dec. 11, 1917.
She moved with her parents to Detroit Lakes in 1934 and was married to Roman Rennewanz on May 10, 1950.
She worked at the Lincoln Grocery, Lambert Drug, the C. B. Goss 5 & 10 Store, Fairmont Creamery and Wallgren Drug.
Mr. Rennewanz died Feb. 14, 1975, and she and Alton Stearns were married on May 11, 1984.
A member of Zion Lutheran Church since 1934, she sang in the choir, in the Guild Singers and also belonged to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
Surviving are her husband–Alton Stearns, Detroit Lakes; two step-sons–Richard (Shirley) Stearns, Fargo, and Glenn (Adrienne) Stearns, Audubon, and a step-daughter–Audrey (Dick) Kronick, Kent, Wash. There are seven step-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews.
In addition to her first husband, Mrs. Stearns also was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Loretta M. Thorson
Loretta M. Thorson, 92, died Thursday, March 16, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 1997.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 20, from the Berean Baptist Church in Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Timothy F. Riley officiating.
Interment will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Shell Lake Township of Becker County, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Loretta Swanson, daughter of John and Agnes Lindholm Swanson, was born July 15, 1907, in Kane, Pa.
She moved to Minnesota with her parents at the age of two and settled at Sebeka, where she attended rural school near Sebeka and then attended the Pokegama Nurse’s Training School in Pine City.
She worked in various hospitals and sanatariums in both Wisconsin and Minnesota and–on April 2, 1945–was married to Albert Thorson in Milwaukee, Wis.
They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1946 and Mrs. Thorson did home care for various people over the years.
She was a member of the Berean Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son–Nels (Orlene), Detroit Lakes; three sisters–Clarissa Swanson and Ethel Swanson, both Minneapolis, and Irene (David) Berg, Sun City West, Ariz., and a brother–Oliver Swanson, Minneapolis. There are three grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband (who died March 6, 1971), a daughter (Natalie Lynn, who died in infancy), her parents and eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation: Sunday, March 19, 4-8 p.m., West-Kjos Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to funeral on Monday at the church.
 

Thomas John
Thomas John, who also was known as “Jack the Mayor” Potter, died Saturday, March 18, at St Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. He was 84.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, from St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in White Earth.
Fr. Jerry Rogers officiated at the funeral and music was by William Hanks, Kandi McGregor and the Ojibway Singers.
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in White Earth, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were James Krause, Michael Weets, Evan Potter, William Potter, Thomas Rogers and Matthew Rogers.
The honorary pallbearers included Jo Marie Potter, Shelly Potter, Kelly Potter, Lenore Potter, Margo Rogers and Tina Rhein.
Thomas John Potter, son of Joseph and Sarah Mason Potter, was born May 15, 1915, in White Earth, where he was a lifelong resident.
He attended the White Earth Government School, worked as a woodsman and also served as a seasonal helper on area farms.
A member of the Ojibway Singers, he carried the elder’s staff for the White Earth Nation.
Surviving are a sister–Anastasia Blue, Detroit Lakes, and two brothers–Charles, White Earth, and Louis, Detroit Lakes. Also surviving are a godchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
 

Doris Gahlon Malm
Doris Gahlon Malm, 83, the widow of the Rev. Ervin C. Malm and a former Detroit Lakes resident, died Friday, Feb. 25, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Mrs. Malm once taught in the Detroit Lakes schools and her husband served as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church from 1963-68. Rev. Malm died last August.
Doris Gahlon, daughter of Emil and Betsy Gahlon, was born Aug. 1, 1916, at Nelson. She graduated from Alexandria High School and from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., and was married to Rev. Malm in 1941.
Rev. Malm served congregations at Warroad, Hallock, Detroit Lakes and Alexandria in Minnesota, as well as at Lindsborg, Kan.; Littleton, Colo., and Spokane, Wash.
Within the congregations served by Rev. Malm, Mrs. Malm developed choral programs and led a life of teaching music to youth and adults.
After the Malms moved to Alexandria in 1968, she served as choir director at Osakis High School and served a term as president of the Minnesota chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Her Osakis choir represented Minnesota at the World’s Fair and she was a member and served on the governing board of Lutheran Church Women prior to retirement.
Surviving are a brother–Warren Gahlon, White Bear Lake; a daughter–Rebecca (Steven) Silbaugh, Indianapolis, Ind., and a son–James Malm, Apple Valley. There are two grandchildren.
Memorials: Preferred to Robin Run Health Center, 5354 West 62nd St., Indianapolis, Ind., 46268, where Rev. and Mrs. Malm lived for several years prior to their death.

Lucille G. Jasken
Rites will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, from St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Waubun for Lucille G. Jasken.
Mrs. Jasken, 84, the widow of Ambrose Jasken, died at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes on Sunday, March 19.
Fr. Ron Meyer, O. M. I., will officiate at the funeral, Kristin Jasken will be the organist and special music will be by Edie and John Mattson.
Interment will be at St. Ann’s Cemetery, with the Mattson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Jerome Flottemesch, Richard Flottemesch, Gary Jasken, Richard Jasken, Gerald Kunz and Martin Kunz.
Lucille Kunz, daughter of Martin and Agnes Kahnke Kunz, was born at Callaway on June 27, 1915, graduated from Waubun High School (Class of 1933), earned an associate degree and intermediate rural degree at Moorhead State Teacher’s College in 1937 and taught in various rural districts in the Ogema area.
On April 15, 1941, she and Ambrose Jasken were married at Callaway and lived on the Jasken family farm near Ogema.
They farmed together until the mid-1970’s, Lucille later helped her husband with honey preparation and processing and–in October, 1996–the Jaskens moved into Waubun and lived with their daughter Barbara.
While on the farm, Mrs. Jasken belonged to St. Benedict’s Catholic Church at White Earth and its Christian Mothers Society and she belonged to St. Ann’s Catholic Church after moving into Waubun. She also was a member of homemakers clubs in the White Earth and Ogema areas.
Surviving are two daughters–Barbara Jasken, Waubun, and Eloise Jasken, Bloomington; three brothers–Desmond (Norma) Kunz, Ogema; Damian Kunz, Renton, Wash., and Richard (Lois) Kunz, Callaway, and a sister–Dolores Dorff, Detrot Lakes.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jasken also was preceded in death by her parents and a sister (Marie Flottemesch).
Visitation: Wednesday, March 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mattson Funeral Chapel in Mahnomen and also one hour before funeral on Thursday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.

Bertha Schroeder
Bertha Schroeder, 97, a lifelong resident of the Becker County area, died Monday, March 20, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 1997.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, from Zion Lutheran Church.
Rev. Dan C. Abrahams will officiate at the funeral, Betty Kohler will be the organist and the soloist will be Corrine Frank.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Lyle Moe, Donald Moe, Willis Froysland, Amer Froysland, Floyd Johnson and Jim Mercer.
Bertha Arneson, daughter of Arne and Clara Hegg Arneson, was born Sept. 7, 1902, in Lake Eunice Township of Becker County (rural Audubon).
She attended Rural School District No. 78, attended the Detroit Lakes Business College and later worked at Pettibone Lodge in Shoreham.
Bertha Arneson and George Schroeder were married at Detroit Lakes on Oct. 11, 1936, and lived in Detroit Lakes.
Surviving are a son–Donald (Rose), Procter; a daughter–Vi (Ken) Christensen, Detroit Lakes, and a sister–Mildred Brekke, Monroe, Wis. There are five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Schroeder in death were her husband (who died Feb. 22, 1960), her parents, a son (Everett “Bud” Mercer), a granddaughter, six sisters and seven brothers.
Visitation: Wednesday, March 22, 4-7 p.m., West-Kjos Funeral Home and one hour prior to funeral Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church.

Emma Mae Johnson
Emma Mae Johnson, 94, who was once honored as Minnesota Foster Parent of the Year, died at St. Mary’s Nursing Home on Tuesday, March 21.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, from St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in White Earth, with Fr. Mietek Bajek officiating.
Serving as the honorary pallbearers will be Gary Thunder, Robin Stately, Maurice Stately, Guy Stately, Robin John Roy, Tyrone Thunder, Bruce Stately, Leo Robert Holstein and Jacob Rosado.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Emma Mae Holstein, daughter of Ben and Caroline Beaupre Holstein, was born at White Earth on Sept. 8, 1905.
She and John Johnson were married and were foster parents to more than 140 children over the years.
Mrs. Johnon, who was named Minnesota Foster Parent of the Year in 1992, was politically active during the campaigns for Hubert H. Humphrey and was invited to his inauguration.
Surviving are a daughter–Vivian Thunder Stately, Red Lake, along with two nieces and five generations of grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, two sons (Edward and David), two brothers (Benedict and Robert) and a sister (Marian).
Visitation: Thursday, March 23, two hours prior to funeral starting at 9 a.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church.

Ross L. Priebe
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, from Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes for Ross L. Priebe.
Mr. Priebe, 39, died Monday, March 20, from injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident that occurred near Sheridan, Wyo.
The Rev. Mark Olson and Rev. Roger Olson will officiate at the service.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Chad Leitheiser, Randy Williams, Ryan Williams, Kari Envik, Bryan Envik, Caty Priebe, Jenny Garrison and Jacob Greg.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Ross L. Priebe was born in Minneapolis on Nov. 8, 1960, moved with his family to Willmar in 1969, to St. Cloud in 1973 and to Moorhead in 1976.
He graduated from Moorhead High School (Class of 1978), played with the Skits band which travelled throughout the region and later was employed by Cenex in Fargo and by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Moorhead.
Mr. Priebe became disabled due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident in 1988, moved to Detroit Lakes in 1993 and to rural Lake Park in 1998.
He was a member of the Midnight Riders Snowmobile Club of Lake Park.
Surviving are his special friend–Susan Leitheiser, Lake Park; his mother and adoptive father–Audrey and Dennis Priebe, Fargo; his father–David Kucera, Willmar; three sisters–Vicki Williams and Wendy (Vern) Envik, both Moorhead, and Michelle Priebe, Mankato; a brother–Gregory (Lynn) Priebe, San Diego, Calif.; his grandmother–Blanche Wells, Pelican Rapids, and his grandfather–Joseph Kucera, Minneapolis.
Visitation: Monday, March 27, 3-7 p.m., David-Donehower Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7, and also one hour prior to funeral at Grace Lutheran Church.

Bruno C. Hoebelheinrich
Bruno C. Hoebelheinrich, 86, died at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, March 21.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Park.
Fr. Bernard Friedl officiated at the funeral, Debbie Binde was the organist and the vocalist was Jamie Mattson.
Interment was at the Lake Park Catholic Cemetery, with the Vigen-Wright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Troy LeFevre, Jerry Hoebelheinrich, Jeremy Mattson, Jay Nelson, Jeffrey Nelson, Robert Nelson, Jesse Mattson and Christi Detlofsen.
Mr. Hoebelheinrich’s grandchildren were the honorary pallbearers.
Bruno C. Hoebelheinrich, son of Albert and Mary Luft Hoebelheinrich, was born at St. Helena, Nebr., on Jan. 16, 1914, and grew up and attended school in the area around Menominee, Nebr.
Mr. Hoebelheinrich and Venetta Morin were married in Currie on March 26, 1940.
He farmed for 42 years in Minnesota and South Dakota and also was employed as a custodian at Moorhead State University until retiring in 1980.
A member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, he also belonged to the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife–Venetta, Lake Park; four sons–Clayton (Evelyn), Sumner, Wash.; Raymond (Paulette), Fergus Falls; Gary (Jennifer), St. Cloud, and Dwaine (Joyce), Jamestown,. N. D., and three daughters–Wanda (Clayton) Nelson, Detroit Lakes; Lois (James) Glass, Carmichael, Calif., and Julie (Bob) Mattson, Lake Park. There are 24 grandchildrden and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Hoebelheinrich in death were his parents, his step-mother (Ethel), a sister, two brothers and a daughter-in-law (Connie).

Essie Caroline Herman
Essie Caroline Herman, 97, died at Emmanuel Nursing Home on Saturday, March 18.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 24, from First Presbyterian Church in Towner, N. D.
Rev. Don Andrews officiated at the funeral, Sue Crawford was the organist, Tammy Haman, accompanied by Joan Jorgenson, was the soloist and there was a vocal duet by Elaine Hendrickson and Ruth Chole.
Interment was at Union Cemetery in Bantry, N. D., with the Anderson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Clemans J. Hager Jr., Larry Armer, Brock Haman, Nick Haman, Tobias McCabe and Clemans J. Hager III.
Grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren were honorary pallbearers.
Essie Caroline Harman, daughter of Charles and Sarah Fuller Harman, was born in McHenry County, N. D., on Sept. 27, 1902.
She was raised and attended rural school near Upham, the school was merged and became the Layton Consolidated School and she completed her education at Upham High School.
On Oct. 5, 1921, Essie Harman and Charlie Beryl Herman were married at Towner.
They farmed for five years and then moved into Towner, where Mr. Herman was superintendent of the Towner Water Department. Mrs. Herman cared for children of many Towner families from 1956-77.
Mr. Herman died April 14, 1965, and she lived in her own home until 1977 before living with daughters (Bessie) for 19 years and (Doris) for three years.
A member of First Presbyterian Church of Towner, she also belonged to the Towner Senior Citizens and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Surviving are a son–Charlie Jr. (Lucille), Bismarck,N. D., and three daughters–Bessie Hager, Towner, N D.; Dorothy (Aldon) Lazier, Riverside, Calif., and Doris Kegel, Detroit Lakes. There are 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter (who died in infancy), a granddaughter, three great-grandchildren, a sister, a brother and her parents.

Elsie Jaaska
Elsie Jaaska, 77, died at the New York Mills Elder’s Home on Friday, March 24.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 27, from Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills.
Rev. Elmer Linen officiated at the funeral, Gary Bach was the soloist and the accompanist was Tim Johnson.
Interment was at Woodland Cemetery in New York Mills, with the Karvonen & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Wilho Jaaska, Clayton Tervola, Leroy Jacobson, Ernest Rantala, Marvin Perna and Waldo Leistico.
Elsie Bodas, daughter of Alfred and Martha Hyrnkangas Bodas, was born May 21, 1922, in Otto Township (rural New York Mills) and married Walter Kauppi in Deer Creek on June 22, 1940.
They farmed in Leaf Lake Township until Mr. Kauppi died on Dec. 7, 1969.
On Dec. 3, 1971, she married Carlo Jaaska in Aberdeen, S. D., and they farmed on the Jaaska Family Farm in Leaf Lake Township. Mr. Jaaska died Sept. 18, 1994. Mrs. Jaaska had been at the Elder’s Home since November, 1993.
Surviving are three daughters–JoAnn Hoyt, Wadena; Jeanne (Bill) Steinbach, New York Mills, and Karen (Lanny) Marsh, Detroit Lakes, and a son–John Kauppi, Wadena. There are seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ethel Hanson
Ethel Hanson, 82, a former Detroit Lakes resident, died Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, Calif.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, from the Pittsburg, Calif., Funeral Chapel. Interment was at Memory Gardens in Concord, Calif.
Ethel Skinner, daughter of Jake and Esther Skinner, was born in Chapple, Quebec, Canada, on Nov. 6, 1917, and grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1936).
She and Alf Hanson were married at Detroit Lakes and moved to California in 1943. The Skinners were longtime residents of Pittsburg.
Surviving are three daughters–Betty Gutridge, Pittsburg, Calif.; Sylvia Hanson, Jamestown, Calif., and Esther Clark, Saukville, Wis.; three sons–Jerry Hanson, Oakley, Calif.; Robert Hanson, Pittsburg, Calif., and Leroy Hanson, Temple Terrace, Fla.; two sisters–Marie Kolher, Herlong, Calif., and Martha Remmen, Audubon, and four brothers–Enos Hanson, Antioch, Calif.; Russell Skinner and Helmer Hanson Jr., both Detroit Lakes, and Phillip Hanson, Salt Lake City, Utah. There are 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Hanson in death were her husband (who died in 1991) and a son (Donnie Hanson, who died in 1955).

Grace M. Egan
Rites will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes for Grace M. Egan.
Mrs. Egan, 77, died Saturday, March 25, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.
Fr. Jerry Rogers will officiate at the funeral.
Interment will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Grace M. Heinen, daughter of Henry and Lena Miller Heinen, was born July 7, 1922, in Ogema, where she was raised and attended school.
On July 7, 1948, she and Harry Egan were married in Detroit Lakes and lived at Detroit Lakes following their marriage.
Mrs. Egan served as the bookkeeper for the Detroit Lakes Nutrition Center at Silver Birch Apartments for the past several years.
She entered the Frazee Care Center in January of this year.
Surviving is a daughter–Debbie (Wayne) Pederson, Fergus Falls. There are two grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Egan in death were her husband (who died in 1981), her parents, a brother (Victor) and a sister (Dorothy).
Visitation: Wednesday, March 29, 4-8 p.m., David-Donehower Funeral Home, with rosary by Christian Mothers at 6:45 and parish prayers at 7. Also one hour prior to funeral on Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Irene Florence Dormanen
Irene Florence Dormanen, 56, a former Menahga resident, died Thursday, March 23, in Mammoth, Ariz.
There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 7, at the Cardini-Behrens Funeral Chapel in Menahga, with Rev. Art Skoog officiating.
Interment will be at the Red Eye Cemetery in Red Eye Township of Wadena County, with the Cardini-Behrens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Irene Matson, daughter of Edward and Florence Kettunen Matson, was born in Wadena County on May 22, 1943.
She attended the District 42 North School and Menahga High School and was married to Robert Donald Dormanen on May 26, 1962, in East Grand Forks.
They farmed until Mr. Dormanen’s death in April, 1977, and she moved to Arizona later that year, although she had returned to Minnesota on numerous occasions to visit friends and relatives. She enjoyed quilting, fishing, gardening and traveling.
Surviving are a daughter–Deborah (Frank) Stephenson, Mammoth, Ariz.; five brothers–Alben Matson, Leslie (Verna) Mattson and Raymond Mattson, all of Menahga; Clarence (Mercedes) Matson, Elk River, and Lester (Helen) Mattson, Blaine, and three sisters–Bernice Matson and Carol (Alvin) Haataja, both of Wadena, and Bevelry (Everett) Jensen, Menahga. There are five grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dormanen also was preceded in death by a daughter (Donna Kinnunen), her parents, two brothers (Clyde Matson and Marvin Matson) and two sisters (Virginia Haataja and Lillian Matson).

Lambert M. Damlo
Lambert M. Damlo, 88, a former Frazee resident, died at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, March 28.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 31, from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with the Rev. William Aufdenkamp officiating.
Interment will be at the Gorman Township Cemetery in Otter Tail County, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lambert Damlo, son of Christ and Martha Bochaus Damlo, was born July 11, 1911, in Gorman Township of Otter Tail County.
He was raised in Gorman Township, attended school at Luce and was married to Laura Schultz on Dec. 21, 1936, in Gorman Township. They farmed in Gorman Township until moving to Detroit Lakes in 1989.
Surviving are his wife–Laura, Detroit Lakes; a son–Monroe (Jane), Detroit Lakes; two brothers–Walter (Elfrieda), Detroit Lakes, and Marvin (Alice), Perham; a sister–Blondina Fehlauer, Rochester, and a sister-in-law–Viola Damlo, Frazee. There are two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Damlo in death were his parents, a son (Marlyn) and three brothers (Fred, Herbert and Adelbert).
Visitation: Thursday, March 30, 4-8 p.m., with prayer service at 7, Furey Funeral Home in Frazee.

Enid Eininger
Enid Eininger, 88, died Sunday, March 26, at the Jackson Municipal Nursing Home.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 31, from the Kramer Funeral Home in Sherburn.
Enid Henrietta Hansen, daughter of Charles and Clara Louise Freemont Hansen, was born at Walters on Dec. 24, 1911.
She grew up at Albert Lea and West Fargo, graduated from West Fargo High School and attended Moorhead State Teacher’s College.
On Oct. 29, 1933, Enid Eininger and Eugene “Tom/Dutch” Eininger were married at West Fargo.
During their married life, they lived at Chaffee, N. D.; Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.; Falmouth, Mass, and Buffalo, Annandale, Randolph, Waseca, Chisholm, St. Paul and Sherburn, all in Minnesota. They also had a cabin at Owen Lake in northern Minnesota for 39 years.
Mrs. Eininger, who enjoyed history, art and literature, as well as nature, served on various library boards and took part and conducted Great Books discussions in various communities. She also enjoyed travel.
The Einingers moved to St. Paul after their children had grown up and Mrs. Eininger worked several years as a reading tutor for the St. Paul Schools.
Surviving are her husband–Tom; a brother–Richard (Doris) Hansen, Fargo; a sister–Ardys Snyder, Fargo, and three children–Mary Ann Eininger, Fairbanks, Alaska; Karen (James) Lytle, Sherburn, and John Richard Eininger, Ely. There are eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Eininger in death were a son (Eugene), a daughter-in-law (Molly Eininger Lindeman), a son-in-law (H. Frank Belts) and three brothers (Claire Hansen, Freemont Hansen and Earl Hansen).
Memorials: Preferred to Children’s Home Society of Minnesota.
Visitation: One hour prior to service on Friday.

Clint West
Clint West, 80, died Sunday, March 19, at the Community Health Care Hospital in Wausau, Wis.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, from Immanuel Baptist Church in Wausau.
Rev. Gary Butler and Rev. Richard Krenz officiated at the funeral.
Interment was at Memorial Chapel Mausoleum at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Wausau, with the Brainard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Clint West, son of Edward and Ferne West, was born at Elgin, Ill., on Sept. 12, 1919, and married Helen Bara on May 12, 1940.
He and his family moved to Wausau in 1946 and he sold insurance for over 50 years. He and his wife operated the Clint West Insurance Agency.
For 50 years, Mr. West did a broadcast on WSAU Radio on Sunday mornings and he also was a lay preacher for the Moody Bible Institute, holding evangelistic meetings in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Ohio. Mr. West was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Wausau.
An avid sportsman and hunter, he was a member of the Safari Club and held a life membership in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Surviving are two daughters–Pam West Bergeson, Lake Park, and Mary Ann West, Wausau; a son–James (Patrice) West, Wausau; an adopted daughter–Judi West, Wausau, and a sister–Ruth Claire Chapin, Schnectady, N. Y. There are eight grandchildren.
Mr. West was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a son-in-law (Rev. Bob Bergerson, who died in 1998).
Memorials: Preferred to American Heart Association or cancer research.

Margene H. Zaeske
Services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, from First Lutheran Church in Audubon for Margene H. Zaeske.
Mrs. Zaeske, 68, the wife of Gust Zaeske of Audubon, died Monday, March 28, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.
The Rev. James Armstrong officiated at the funeral, Janice Myhre was the organist and the soloist was Clint Felker.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Eugene Walton, Montie Beyer, Kerry Walton, Dale Beyer, Don Schroeder and Laurel Beyer.
Margene Schroeder, daughter of Edward and Lillian Krueger Schroeder, was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Casselton, N. D.
She moved as a child with her family from Casselton to Buffalo, N. D., and then to Wheatland, N. D.
On June 14, 1952, Margene Schroeder and Gust Zaeske were married in Casselton and lived on the Zaeske family farm near Leonard, N. D., until 1958, when they moved to Audubon, where they continued to be involved in farming.
Mrs. Zaeske enjoyed gardening and working with flowers.
Surviving are her husband–Gust Zaeske, Audubon; a son–Lorry Zaeske, Detroit Lakes; a daughter–Sherri Zaeske, Detroit Lakes, and three sisters–Lois Lauritsen, Wheatland, N. D.; Laverne Beyer, Felton, and Joyce Beyer, Detroit Lakes. There are two grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents and a brother.

Gayle Bromander
Gayle Bromander, 81, a former resident of Ulen and Detroit Lakes, died at Unity Hospital in Fridley on Thursday, March 23.
The funeral was on Monday, March 27, from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton. Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Gayle C. Bromander was born Aug. 17, 1918, in Savage and moved with his parents to a farm near Ulen as a young boy.
During World War II, he served as a lieutenant with the U. S. Army Air Corps and saw action in the European theater.
Mr. Bromander and Marge Uhlir were married in Detroit Lakes in 1946 and lived here a short time while he was employed with B & F Electric.
He graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University and the Bromanders moved to New Brighton, where he was employed by Honeywell. He retired after 31 years with the firm.
Upon retiring as an electrical engineer, he spent about five years restoring a 100-year-old train depot.
Described as “a master woodworker” by Joyce Kloncz, president of the New Brighton Historical Society, Mr. Bromander helped organize that organization and dedicated countless hours in trying to preserve and show people the importance of the history of this country. He was also called “a go-getter who wouldn’t quit until a project was completed.”
From 1970-78, he served as mayor of New Brighton and he also served as district chairman for the Republican party.
Surviving are his wife–Marge; four sons–Bruce, Bloomington; Steven, Crystal; Michael, Blaine, and Jeffry, New Brighton; three daughters–Susan Fisher, Hopkins; Mary, St. Paul, and Jennifer Johnson, Charlotte, N. C.; a sister–Margaret Brogren, Fargo, and a brother–Robert, Ulen. There are 11 grandchildren.

Dr. Norman D. Williams
Dr. Norman D. Williams, 75, died Friday, March 31, at his home in Fargo.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, from First Presbyterian Church in Fargo. The Boulger Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Norman D. Williams was born Nov. 4, 1924, in Roca, Nebr., grew up on a farm near there and graduated from Hickman (Nebr.) High School.
He served with the U. S. Army during World War II, returned to Hickman following the war and married Elaine E. Kuster on Aug. 7, 1947.
Mr. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska in 1951, received a doctorate in genetics from Nebraska and joined the Argonne National Laboratory in Naperville, Ill., as a research associate, working there from 1954-56.
Dr. Williams joined ARS in Fargo in 1956 to investigate the genetics of bread wheat and durum, with emphasis on genetic resistance to stem rust. From 1960-82, he was an adjunct professor with the North Dakota State University Plant Science Department and taught graduate level courses in genetics and cytogenetics.
Beginning in 1972, Dr. Williams was the research leader for the Cereal Crops Research Unit at the Northern Crop Science Laboratory in Fargo, with his research focused on inheritance of disease resistance and other desirable traits in wheat. He retired in 1999.
Surviving are two sons–Curt (Deb) Williams, and David Williams, both Fargo; a brother–Ervin Williams, Firth, Nebr., and a sister–Mary (John) Ronhovde, Eagle, Nebr.

Garry Stephen Crook
Garry Stephen Crook, 23, a former Menahga resident, died in Wadena on Thursday, March 30.
The funeral was at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 3, from First English Lutheran Church in Menahga.
Rev. Roger Michaelson officiated at the funeral, Shirley Anderson was the organist and the soloist was Steve Leritz.
Interment was at the Menahga City Cemetery, with the Cardini-Behrens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers at the funeral included Rod Gruchow, Gabriel Ward, Eric Schwartz, Eric Leritz, Jesse Jepson and Dan Pulver.
Serving as the honorary pallbearers were Steve Leritz, Arnie Leritz, Michael Mountjoy, Garry Olson, Calvin Stevens and Raymond French.
Military honors were by Guy L. McDermeit Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6206 of Menahga.
Garry Crook, son of Garry Olson and Judith Stevens, was born at Detroit Lakes on July 20, 1976, attended Frazee High School, joined the National Guard in 1993 and entered the U.S. Army in 1994.
Discharged in 1998, he returned to Menahga and married Autumn Maaninga in Park Rapids on Feb. 10, 1997.
Mr. Crook worked in the Menahga area, was a member of Guy L. McDermeit VFW Post No. 6206 and belonged to the color guard in Menahga. He was a student at the Northwest Technical College in Wadena.
He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, movies, high tech items and collecting match box cars.
Surviving are his wife–Autumn; three sons–Forrest McQuiston, Bailey Crook and Jaden Crook, all of Wadena; his mother–Judy Stevens, Menahga; his father–Garry Olson, Alger, Mich.; his grandmother–Lorraine Leritz, Menahga; his grandfather–Harvey Olson, Alger Mich.; a brother–James Crook, Menahga; a sister–Anna Stevens, Menahga; his step-father–Calvin Stevens, Ponsford, and his his step-grandparents–Duane Stevens, Ponsford; Verdie Maaninga, Menahga, and Randy (Deb) Olson, Menahga.
Preceding him in death were his grandfather (Matt Leritz), his grandmother (Vivian Olson) and his step-grandmother (Darlene Stevens).

James William Thompson
Services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, from the Pine Point School in Ponsford for James William Thompson.
Mr. Thompson, 63, a resident of Park Rapids and formerly of Ponsford, died Sunday, April 2.
The Rev. Russell Paulson officiated at the funeral.
Interment was at Breck Memorial Episcopal Cemetery in Ponsford, with the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Randy Tyge, Dale Tyge, Ed Walters, Leslie Heinonen, Freddy Thompson and Neil Howard.
James Thompson, son of George and Rose Bunker Thompson, was born in White Earth on May 20, 1936.
He attended the Pine Point School near Ponsford through the eighth grade and then attended Park Rapids High School. He worked as a logger in the forests of northern Minnesota after high school and married Violet Weaver.
Mr. Thompson joined the Layne Minnesota Construction Co. in 1965 and worked his way into becoming a crane operator in a career that spanned 23 years.
James Thompson and Susan Ice were married at Watertown, S. D., in 1973.
Along with sons Joe, Lee and Mike, he started a logging and trucking operation in the mid-1980’s.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially deer hunting.
Surviving are 12 children–Amy Thompson and JoLynn Peet, both Lake George; Mike (Autumn) Thompson, Park Rapids; Lee Thompson, Little Falls; Joe Thompson, Bemidji; Charles Thompson, Minneapolis; Marion (Albert) Basswood, Ponsford; George Thompson, Moorhead; Marsha Thompson, Detroit Lakes; Fred (Jody) Thompson, Minneapolis; James Thompson Jr., Moorhead, and Julie, Red Lake; two sisters–Dorothy Heinonen, Ponsford, and Frances Benjamin, Minneapolis, and two brothers–Lyle Thompson, Ponsford, and Fredrick “Tookie” (Marilyn) Thompson, Arden Hills. There are many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
His parents, a daughter (Sharon), a brother (Charles) and several grandchildren preceded him in death.

Ernest Laurence Hanson
Ernest Laurence Hanson, 90, a resident of Big Toad Lake east of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 3.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Furey Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Ernest Laurence Hanson, son of Laurence and Dena Christianson Hanson and the ninth of 10 children in the family, was born at Big Toad Lake on Feb. 26, 1910.
He attended School District No. 74, worked on freight trains for a time and–on Sept. 29, 1932–married Hilda Fredrickson.
Mr. Hanson worked as a carpenter, building contractor and logger, although spending the majority of his time in commercial fishing, an occupation which allowed him to work in the sunshine and on the water.
Upon retiring, he built a retirement log home at Big Toad Lake. He enjoyed reading.
Surviving are his wife–Hilda; seven children–Marvin (Vicky), Osage; Maurice (Alice) and Milton (Joyce), both Detroit Lakes; James (Linda), Spokane, Wash.; Howard, Nisswa; Nancy (Dwight) Murphy, Moorhead, and Randall (Monica), Frazee, and a sister–Mae Peterson, Frazee. There are 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, April 5, 2-8 p.m., Furey Funeral Home in Frazee.


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