Miscellaneous Wadena County, Minnesota Obituaries - 2000

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Dallas Charles Radi
July 13, 1929–June 14, 2000
Dallas Charles Radi, 70, died Wednesday, June 14, at his Middle Cormorant Lake home near Lake Park.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 19, from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston, with the Rev. Bill Reck officiating.
Military honors will be by the Crookston Veterans Council. The Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Dallas Charles Radi, son of Emil and Selma Reitmeier Radi, was born July 13, 1929, in Vancouver, Wash., and moved to the Crookston-Fisher area with his family when he was a year old.
He graduated from the Northwest School of Agriculture at Crookston (Class of 1947), was a member of the National Guard and was called to active duty with the U. S. Army on Jan. 16, 1951.
Mr. Radi served with the infantry in Korea and was awarded the Bronze Star, the Medal of Merit and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was discharged as a sergeant first class and returned to the Crookston area.
On April 24, 1955, Mr. Radi and Marilyn Aloise Langseth were married in Fosston and made their home in Crookston, where he was a patrolman with the Crookston Police Department until 1957 after which he owned and operated the Cities Service Station in Crookston for many years.
He joined Dahlgren & Co. in Crookston as transportation coordinator in 1963 and retired in 1993.
The Radis spent the summers at Middle Cormorant Lake and wintered at the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
A member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Crookston and Cormorant Lutheran Church, he served on boards and committees at both churches. He belonged to veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1902 and Nels Wold Post No. 20 of The American Legion, served on the board of the Crookston Chamber of Commerce and was a Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed travel and bird watching.
Surviving are his wife–Marilyn; three sons–Jeff (Ann) Radi, Ray, N. D.; Mike (Deb) Radi, Champlin, and Scott (Terry) Radi, Moorhead,and two brothers–Earl (Eleanor) Radi and Lloyd (Rita) Radi, Crookston. There are five grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother (who died in infancy).
Visitation: Sunday, June 18, 6-7:30 p.m., Cormorant Lutheran Church, and one hour prior to funeral on Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Memorials: Preferred to Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo or Hospice of the Red River Valley in Detroit Lakes.

Hazel A. Hoistad
Nov. 7, 1909–June 14, 2000
Hazel A. Hoistad, a rural Pelican Rapids resident, died Wednesday, June 14, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. She was 90.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, from the Cormorant Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul Brunsberg officiating.
Interment will be at the Norway Lake Cemetery in Leonard, with the Larson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Alice Strand, daughter of Nels and Marie Strand, was born at Leonard on Nov. 7, 1909, graduated from Clearbrook High School, attended business college in Fargo and worked at the Western Newspaper Union in Fargo.
She and Elmer M. Hoistad were married in Fargo on Dec. 9, 1936.
They lived in Fargo until moving to the Cormorant area in 1948. Mr. Hoistad died April 5, 1995, and she entered the Detroit Lakes nursing facility in April, 1998.
Surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hoistad also was preceded in death by her parents and a brother (Ernest).
Visitation: Monday, June 19, 5-7 p.m., Larson Funeral Chapel in Pelican Rapids and one hour prior to funeral at Cormorant Lutheran Church.

Mabel "Mibs" Gardner
Jan. 14, 1914–June 14, 2000
Mabel "Mibs" Gardner, Peoples Swanson, 86, died at the St. Louis Park Plaza on Wednesday, June 14.
There will be a memorial service in Detroit Lakes in August.
Mabel Peoples, daughter of George and Milla Annundsen Peoples, was born in Detroit Lakes on Jan. 24, 1914.
She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1932), earned a bachelor’s degree with majors in journalism and art at Moorhead State Teachers College in 1936 and taught art for two years in the Edina Public Schools.
Later she worked as an editor at Green Engraving in St. Paul, where she met her husband (Walter), who was an artist.
For many years, Mrs. Swanson was the adult education director at the Minneapolis YWCA, where she was instrumental in the implementation of many programs for urban women, such as Booktalk and Celebrate Yourself. She was particularly dedicated to raising awareness and respect for disadvantaged women.
Mrs. Swanson was an active participant in Minnesota Sculptors, Minnesota Poets, Gray Panthers, AAUW and was a member of the Wayzata Community Church.
Honored by the State of Minnesota as the Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1986, she also was the recipient of the Senior Share Care award as the Outstanding Senior Citizen in arts, music, drama and literature in 1991.
In recent years, she was commissioned to create a series of sculptures for the Minneapolis chapter of the AAUW.
Surviving are her husband–Walter, and three sisters–Helen Hammond, Joyce Warner and Mina Miller.
Memorials: Preferred to American Heart Association, the YWCA or support of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Gloria J. Oswald
Jan. 9, 1932–June 15, 2000
Gloria J. Oswald, 68, the wife of Dale Oswald, died at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, June 15.
There was a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 19, from the Christian Fellowship Church of Detroit Lakes.
Officiating at the service were Rev. Keith Barberg and Rev. Jim Erb.
The Furey Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Gloria June Vogt, daughter of John and Julia Lind Vogt, was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Detroit Lakes, grew up here and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1950).
Following high school graduation, she was employed by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 20 years until retiring in 1970.
On June 13, 1970, Gloria Vogt and Dale Oswald were married in Detroit Lakes and lived at rural Detroit Lakes until moving to rural Frazee in 1977.
Surviving are her husband–Dale, Frazee; nine sons–Dale Jr. (Connie), Tom (Lori) and Tim, all Detroit Lakes; Jerry (Marlys), Chris and Cory, all Frazee; Gordon, Osage; Harland (Marie), Kerkhoven, and Larry (Shelly), Wolf Lake; three daughters–Shirley (Stanley) Birky, Detroit Lakes; Judy (Bruce) Palm, Rochert, and Kathy (Jack) Dretsch, Detroit Lakes; a sister–Elizabeth Nybo, Detroit Lakes, and three brothers–John (Barbara), Charles (Nancy) and Richard (Betty), all of Detroit Lakes. There are 30 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Oswald in death were her parents, a son (Patrick), a brother, two sisters and a granddaughter.

Fred S. Hoefs
April 25, 1924–June 18, 2000
Fred S. Hoefs, 76, died Sunday, June 18, at his home at rural Frazee.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, from the West-Kjos Chapel in Detroit Lakes.
Rev. Jim Hinson and Rev. David Sohl officiated at the funeral and music was by Clint Felker.
Interment was at the Holmesville Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Chuck Bachmann, Roger Krause, Terry Craft, Bill Mayberry, Dean Nelson and Tom Jenson.
Fred S. Hoefs, son of Rudolph and Pearl Mott Hoefs, was born at Chisholm on April 25, 1924, moved to Detroit Lakes as a young boy and grew up and attended school in Detroit Lake
He worked on various farms from North Dakota to the West Coast, served with the U. S. Navy (1942-46) during World War II and then worked at various places on the West Coast as a steeplejack, welder, mechanic and jackhammer operator.
On Sept. 5, 1961, Fred Hoefs and Darlene Larson were married in Detroit Lakes.
They lived in Detroit Lakes during the summer months and spent the winter months on the West Coast for a number of years.
Around Detroit Lakes, Mr. Hoefs was a tree trimmer and mechanic and was known as Mr. Fixit because of his ability to repair anything. He became disabled in 1973.
He was a member of Jess-Omundson Post No. 1676, the local unit of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are his wife–Darlene; a daughter–Ellen Hoefs, Detroit Lakes; two sons–Dennis (Diane) Rochert, and Daniel, Frazee; a brother–Wallace (Eunice), Imperial Beach, Calif., and two sisters–Delores Kress, Keizer, Ore., and Joyce (Ben) Gilbertson, Detroit Lakes. There are six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Preceding Mr. Hoefs in death were his parents and three brothers (Alfred, Ernest and Leo).

Carl Reinold Jacobson
Aug. 11, 1902–June 18, 2000
Carl Reinold Jacobson, a longtime resident of the Audubon area, died Sunday, June 18, at Sunnyside Nursing Home east of Lake Park. He was 97.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, from First Lutheran Church of Audubon.
Rev. James Armstrong officiated at the funeral, Rev. Enoch Hall presented the eulogy, Donald Jacobson gave the scripture reading, Janice Myhre was the organist and the vocalists were Gwen Rust and Laurelyn Faszholz.
Interment was at the First Lutheran Cemetery, with the Vigen-Wright Funeral Home of Lake Park in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Michael Jacobson, Nathan Hall, Daniel Hall, David Jacobson, John Hanson and Daniel Hall.
Carl R. Jacobson, son of Ole and Laura Benson Jacobson, was born at Cottonwood on Aug. 11, 1902, and moved to Sebeka with his family at an early age.
He attended rural school near Hillview, attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis and farmed with his family.
On June 9, 1927, Carl Jacobson and Alice Langseth were married at Glyndon and farmed at Sebeka, Glyndon, Hawley and Audubon until he retired in 1969.
Mr. Jacobson was a member of the Audubon School Board for many years and served as chairman of the board. He was active in affairs of First Lutheran Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher most of his adult life, and also was involved in youth activities and community life in the Audubon area.
Surviving are two sons–Leverne (Florence) Jacobson, Audubon, and Donald (Donna) Jacobson, Madison, Wis.; a daughter–Janice (Earl) Hillesland, Wadena, and a brother–Oliver Jacobson, Fergus Falls. There are 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Preceding Mr. Jacobson in death were his parents, a brother, two sisters, his wife, a daughter (Grace Hall) and twin great-grandsons.

Frederick C. Metzler
Nov. 27, 1919–June 20, 2000
Frederick C. Metzler, 80, died Tuesday, June 20, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, from the West-Kjos Chapel in Detroit Lakes, with Rev. Tim Cook officiating.
Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Darrell Peterson, Chuck Senn, Phil Berkelo, Bob Shasky, Gil Wicker and Peter Gerving.
Frederick C. Metzler, son of Frederick and Johanna Metzler, was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Wales, N. D.
He worked for area farmers and the Soo Line Railway Co. and then served with the U. S. Army during World War II (1942-45).
During his tour of duty in the armed forces, he saw duty in the Aleutian Islands and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Meritorious Unit Emblem, the American Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star, the World War II Victory Medal, the Honorable Service Medal and the Expert Badge w/Carbine Bar.
Upon his discharge from the U. S. Army, he returned to work for the Soo Line Railway Co. and spent 42 years with the company until retiring in 1979.
Mr. Metzler and Adelaide Rourke were married in Elk River on Nov. 3, 1978.
He was a member of John Bridges American Legion Post No. 15 and was a life member of Jess-Omundson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1676 in Detroit Lakes.
Surviving are his wife–Adelaide Metzler, Detroit Lakes; three sons–Curtis Metzler, Branson, Mo.; Lester (Kathy) Metzler, Junction City, Wis., and James (Marie) Metzler, Brunswick, Ga.; two daughters–Janet (Jon) Macht, Pitsfield, Mass., and Beverly Metzler, Devils Lake, N. D.; six step-children–Donald Rourke and Charles (Judy) Rourke, both West Fargo; Pat (Darlyne) Rourke and JoAnne (Jack) Erbstoesser, both Fargo; Jack (Marie) Rourke, Verona, N. D., and Elaine (Gary) Wendt, Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother–Henry Metzler, Montclair, Calif., and a sister–Elsie Fast, Brooklyn Center. There are 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 21 step-grandchildren and 23 step-great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Metzler in death were his parents, four brothers and a sister.
Visitation: Saturday, June 24, one hour prior to funeral at West-Kjos Chapel.

Mary E. Daffin
May 3, 1943–June 19, 2000
Rites will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee for Mary E. Daffin.
Mrs. Daffin, 57, a resident of Frazee for the past three years, died Monday, June 19, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.
Fr. Joseph DeCrans will officiate at the funeral.
Interment will be at the Two Harbors Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Paul Bankord, David Jesson, Clyde Jesson, Les Sharp, Tim Schmit, Bruce Engebretson and Bud Parker.
Friends and staff from St. Mary’s Regional Health Center will be the honorary pallbearers.
Mary Elizabeth Hayes, daughter of John and Rose Bankord Hayes, was born May 3, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wis.
She moved with her family as a child to Cactus, Tex., earned a degree in nursing from the Alvin Community College in Houston, Tex., and worked for Memorial City Hospital in Houston for 17 years.
Mrs. Daffin later was employed at various locations in Texas, Colorado and Minnesota and worked for the Boulder (Colo.) Sheriff’s Office from 1967-69. She moved to Frazee in 1997 and had been employed as a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes since that time.
Surviving are a son–John Hayes, Houston, Tex., and her mother–Rose Hayes, Detroit Lakes.
Visitation: Wednesday, June 21, David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30. Also one hour prior to funeral on Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Gladys M. Holt
Sept. 20, 1917–June 4, 2000
Services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, from The Congregational Church of Detroit Lakes for Gladys M. Holt.
Mrs. Holt, 82, a resident of the Detroit Lakes area for over 50 years, died Sunday, June 4, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center.
Rev. Mark Kuether officiated at the funeral, Anne Jorgenson was the organist, Mitsy Casey was the pianist and vocal music was by the church choir.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Vivian Jacoby, Evie Sluss, Aggie Chapman, Lynn Anderson, Dorothy Poffenberger, Mary Haney, Sally Oja, Jean Poehler, Sharon Sinclair, Anne Anderson, Parnell Sanford, Gary Gould, Chuck Martin, Robert Lueben and Sigwel Wood.
Gladys Mae Chatfield, daughter of Frank and Theresa O’Connor Chatfield, was born Sept. 20, 1917, in New England, N.D.
As a child, she moved with her family to Oconomowoc, Wis., where she was raised and attended school.
She earned a degree in music education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was married to Russel Holt in Janesville, Wis., in 1946.
They lived in Janesville, Watertown, Sheboygan Falls and Wauwautosa (all in Wisconsin) and in Joliet, Ill., where she taught music, English and square dance.
The Holts moved to the Detroit Lakes area in 1949, operated the Sauer Lake Resort and then moved into Detroit Lakes in 1958.
Mrs. Holt taught music at Rossman Elementary School for 20 years and served as the music and choir director of The Congregational Church for more than 40 years.
In addition, she was active in Playhouse 412 for 15 years and taught piano and violin lessons for 10 years.
Surviving are a son–Craig (Michele McDougall), Carlsbad, Calif., and two sisters–Beuhlah Brenner, Bayfield, Colo., and Dorothy Buttmire, Alexandria, Va.
Preceding Mrs. Holt in death were her husband (who died in 1989), a daughter (Patricia), her parents and a brother (Clinton).
Memorials: Preferred to The Congregational Church of Detroit Lakes or the Detroit Lakes Regional Library.
 

Lorna M. Meyer
Feb. 19, 1922–June 4, 2000
Lorna M. Meyer, 78, a retired staff member of the Waubun Public Schools, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Sunday, June 4.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 9, from Trinity Lutheran Church in Waubun.
Rev. Melody Kirkpatrick officiated at the funeral, Sue Heisler was the organist and special music was by Lloyd Benson.
Interment was at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Mahnomen, with the Mattson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were John Gomall, Bill Gomall, Delmar Gomall, Walter Buetow, David Buetow and Paul Treichel.
Lorna Treichel, daughter of Emil and Hulda Brueshoff Treichel, was born in Norman County on Feb. 19, 1922, and grew up in that area, where she attended the Adams School.
On Oct. 24, 1940, she and Francis W. Meyer were married in Ogema.
They lived in Washington from 1943-48, where they worked picking strawberries, and then returned to Minnesota and farmed near Waubun until Mr. Meyer’s death in 1963.
In the late 1960’s, Mrs. Meyer attended the Detroit Lakes Area Vocational Technical Institute, where she was enrolled in the secretarial course and then she worked a short time as a teacher’s aide in the Waubun school system.
She later was a cook in the Waubun Public Schools and also cooked during the weekends and summer months for several years at the White Earth Lutheran Camp. She retired from her duties with the Waubun schools in 1992 after being on staff for 24 years.
Upon retiring from the school position, she worked as a cook and helper for the senior citizens program until last fall.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Ogema Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary No. 9880, she enjoyed cooking and baking, was an avid quilter and enjoyed gardening and playing bingo.
Surviving are five sons–George (Sally), Kelso, Wash.; Willard (Barb), Fairbanks, Alaska; Richard and Ronald (Ginger), both of Longview, Wash., and David (Doreen), Moorhead; a sister–Lucille Cannon, Naples, Fla., and a son-in-law–Terry Balzum, Moorhead. There are 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Meyer also was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter (Judy Balzum), three brothers (Herbert and Walter Gomall and Gilford Treichel) and a sister (Esther Buetow).

Victoria E. Durant
March 10, 1926–June 10, 2000
Victoria E. Durant, 74, White Earth, died Saturday, June 10, at the Lutheran Memorial Nursing Home in Twin Valley.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, from St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, with Fr. Mike Smith officiating.
Interment was at the church Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Victoria Jackson, daughter of Louis and Mary Roy Jackson, was born March 10, 1926, in White Earth, was raised and attended school there and was a lifetime White Earth resident.
She and Lawrence Durant were married in White Earth.
Mr. Durant died May 7, 1977, and Mrs. Durant entered Lutheran Memorial Nursing Home in 1997.
Surviving are a son–David, Moorhead; three daughters–Sharon Durant and Vivian Person, both White Earth, and Mary Rettmann, Gibbon, and three sisters–Cecelia Greenlaw, Rose Weaver and Irene Keezer, all of White Earth. There are 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Durant in death, in addition to her husband, were two sons, her parents, three brothers and a sister.

Calvin Coolidge McDaniel
April 12, 1924–June 8, 2000
Calvin Coolidge McDaniel, 76, a resident of the Lake Park area since 1971, died at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, June 8.
The son of George W. and Bertha Tripplett McDaniel, he was born April 12, 1924, in St. Genevieve, Mo., and grew up and attended rural school there.
Mr. McDaniel and Mary Wollridge were married in 1943 and–on Aug. 14, 1953–he and Mary Hayes were married.
They lived in Scott City, Mo., until moving to Lake Park in 1971.
Mr. McDaniels worked at various jobs during his lifetime, including road construction, driving for Mayflower Van Lines and working 17 years with the Wetterlau IGA Grocery. He retired as a member of the Becker County law enforcement department in 1988 after serving for nine-and-a-half years.
Survivors include his wife–Mary, Lake Park; three sons–Darrell McDaniel, Las Vegas, Nev.; Joe McDaniel, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Steve McDaniel, Washington, D. C.; two daughters–Vivian (Jim) Stephens, Florence, Ky., and Laurie (Eric) Bondy, Thief River Falls, and a step-daughter–Barbara (Randy) Phillips, St. Ignatius, Mont. There are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
There will be a private funeral, with the Vigen-Wright Funeral Home of Lake Park in charge of arrangements.

Steven P. Fick
April 2, 1950–May 28, 2000
There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 5, from the David-Donehower Chapel in Detroit Lakes for Steven P. Fick.
Steven Paul Fick, 50, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Sunday, May 28.
Steven Paul Fick, son of Arnold and Irene Olson Fick, was born April 2, 1950, in Fergus Falls.
He graduated from Parkers Prairie High School (Class of 1968) and worked in road construction for many years after graduating from high school. He had lived in Detroit Lakes for a number of years.
Surviving are his mother–Irene Fick, Sauk Centre; a brother–John (Carolyn) Fick, Rosemount, and two sisters–Janet Durbin, Sauk Centre, and Kim (Rollie) Bartell, Cold Spring. There are several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Mr. Fick in death were his father and a brother (Bruce).
Visitation: One hour prior to service on Monday, June 5, at David-Donehower Chapel in Detroit Lakes.

Grant "Bud" Lewis
There will be a memorial service on Thursday, June 15, for Grant "Bud" Lewis.
Mr. Lewis, a Pelican Rapids resident, died at Mesa, Ariz., on Sunday, March 12.
The service will be at 2 p.m. at the Northwest Cemetery, located west of Pelican Rapids.

Theresa L. Bloom
Aug. 14, 1926–June 1, 2000
Theresa L. Bloom, 73, Ponsford, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Thursday, June 1.
The funeral was at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 5, from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Theresa Lussier, daughter of Gilbert and Elizabeth Sayer Lussier, was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Red Lake.
She was raised and attended school at Red Lake and married Alvin Bloom there on Nov. 14, 1950. She worked as a cook at the Red Lake Hospital from 1952-63.
The Blooms moved to Ponsford in 1963, where she was a cook at the Pine Point School from 1963-83.
Surviving are her husband–Alvin, Ponsford; a son–Alvin (Renee) Jr., Ponsford; three daughters–Arlys Bloom and Alvina (Delmas) Fairbanks, both Ponsford, and Margaret Eischens, Park Rapids, and a brother–Albert Lussier, Red Lake. There are 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Bloom in death were a son (Terrance), two grandchildren, her parents, two sisters and six brothers.

Vincent P. Hull
Oct. 31, 1917–June 1, 2000
Rites were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 5, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Mahnomen for Vincent P. Hull.
Mr. Hull, 82, died at his home in Mahnomen on Thursday, June 1.
Fr. Rick Lambert officiated at the funeral, Lavon Slette was the organist and special music was by Mary Ann Brisbois (cantor) and Lynette Epp (violin solo).
Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, with the Mattson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Bob Johnson, Doug Kettner, Chris Zimmerman, Tony Ovaldson, Terry Hull and Steve Chilton.
The honorary pallbearers included members of Wild Rice Post No. 1226 of Veterans of Foreign Wars at Bejou and of Isaacson-Bjorge American Legion Post No. 31 at Mahnomen.
Vincent P. Hull, son of Henry and Anna Michaels Hull, was born at Ogema on Oct. 31, 1917.
He attended the Hart School near Mahnomen, helped on the family farm near Waubun and served with the U. S. Army during World War II (1942-46).
On July 7, 1945, Mr. Hull and Anne Chilton were married in Mahnomen.
Following his discharge from the armed forces, he returned to the farm and was in charge of its operation until 1967.
He then attended the Detroit Lakes Area Vocational Technical Institute, where he earned an agriculture degree, after which he managed Cenex fertilizer plants in Twin Valley, Lake Park, Roseau and Williams. The Hulls lived in those communities until he retired in 1981 and they then moved to Mahnomen.
Mr. Hull belonged to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at Beaulieu, the Knights of Columbus, Isaacson-Bjorge American Legion Post No. 31 and Wild Rice Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1226.
Surviving are his wife–Anne; a son–Gary (Kathy Senti), Williams; four daughters–Marilyn (Bill) Bushcette, Duluth; Judith (Jack) O’Malley, Grand Junction, Colo.; LuAnn (Jim) Parker, Edmonton, Alta., Canada, and Valerie (Donald) Radtke, Lengby, and two sisters–Hazel Hart and Isabel Gilbertson, both Mahnomen. There are 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Hull in death were his parents, two daughters (Melinda and Kathleen), three brothers (Wilfred, Ray and Harold), a sister (Marie) and a granddaughter.
 

Gladys M. Holt
Gladys M. Holt, 82, Detroit Lakes, died at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center on Sunday, June 4.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, from The Congregational Church in Detroit Lakes, with Rev. Mark Kuether officiating.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mamie J. Jaster
Feb. 28, 1911–June 9, 2000
Mamie J. Jaster, 89, the last surviving charter member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Callaway, died Friday, June 9, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Callaway, with Rev. James Wasmuth officiating. Glenise Donley was the organist.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Matthew Jaster, Jim Lindsay, Kyle Jaster, Darwin Lusty, Duane Lindsay and Lyle Osten.
Mamie J. Lusty, daughter of Iver and Anna Aho Lusty, was born at Kingston on Feb. 28, 1911.
She moved with her family to the Ogema area as a young child and married Reuben A. Jaster at Detroit Lakes on Sept. 7, 1932.
They farmed near Callaway for many years, retired in 1968 and moved to Sugar Bush Lake before moving to Callaway in 1980.
Mrs. Jaster moved to an adult foster care facility (Christina’s Place) in 1995 and entered Emmanuel Nursing Home last year.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law–Rita Jaster, Callaway; four sisters–Mable Mosher, Vivian Lindsay and Sigrid Lindsay, all of Ogema, and Sadie Taber, Eagle Lake, and a brother–August Lusty, Detroit Lakes. There are five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Preceding her in death were her husband, a son (Reuben A. Jaster Jr.), her parents and a brother.

Lorraine H. Guida
June 15, 1921–June 9, 2000
Services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, from the West-Kjos Chapel in Detroit Lakes for Lorraine H. Guida.
Mrs. Guida, 78, the wife of Lester Guida, died at St. Mary’s Nursing Center on Friday, June 9.
Rev. Tim Cook officiated at the funeral and the musicians were Rachel DeBoer Jerod Guida and Lynette Guida.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Don Guida, Roger Guida, Gary Guida, Curt Guida, Dean Guida, Richard Guida and Glen Guida.
Lorraine Hope Yeoman, who also was known as Lori and was the daughter of Ira and Florence Halliday Yeoman, was born in Fargo on June 15, 1921.
She grew up in Fargo, graduated from North Dakota Agricultural College (Class of 1936), moved to Detroit Lakes in 1950 and married Lester I. Guida in Sisseton, S. D., on Nov. 27, 1970.
Survivors include her husband–Lester Guida, Detroit Lakes; two sons–Richard (Diane) Melander, Racine, Wis., and Willis (Carol) Melander Jr., Borden, Ind.; a brother–Donald (Mildred Yeoman, Fort Wayne, Ind., and a sister–Lois Ann (Francis) Day, Culver, Ind. There are eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, 11 step-children, 31 step-grandchildren, 21 step-great-grandchildren, four nieces and five nephews.
Preceding Mrs. Guida in death were her parents, a daughter (Bonnie Jean) and a brother (Kenneth Yeoman).

Ruth W. Rossiter
May 24, 1913–May 30, 2000
Ruth W. Rossiter, 87, a former Detroit Lakes resident, died at Roseville on Tuesday, May 30.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, from The Congregational Church of Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Mark Kuether officiating.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Eliason, daughter of Jens and Carrie Allen Eliason, was born at Detroit Lakes on May 24, 1913.
She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1929) and later attended the University of Minnesota.
During her working career, she was personnel director for the Lear Corp. in Dayton, Ohio, and later was with the United States State Department. In her role with the U. S. government, she served in Lebanon, Argentina and Egypt and had numerous other assignments prior to retiring in 1978.
Upon retiring, she lived in Washington, D. C., and Tucson, Ariz., and spent most of the summer months in Detroit Lakes.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Tuesday, June 6, one hour prior to service at The Congregational Church.

Cordelia Jean Baldwin
April 27, 1937–May 28, 2000
Services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 2, from the Jones-Pearson Chapel in Park Rapids for Cordelia Jean Baldwin.
Mrs. Baldwin, 63, died Sunday, May 28, at the Massilion Community Hospital in Massilion, Ohio.
Fr. Doyle Turner 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 Harlan Dean Bird, Calvin Gene Bird Sr., Calvin Gene Bird Jr., Arianna Marie Bird (Cain), Ira Hayes Bird and Kent Ralph Bird.
The honorary pallbearers were Tyrone Andre Bird and Robert White.
Cordelia Bird, daughter of Louis and Cecelia Coleman Bird, was born April 27, 1937, in White Earth.
She attended school and grew up in the Park Rapids area and lived in St. Paul and Chicago as a young woman, where she gained employment.
In the early 1980’s, she and Laidley Allen Baldwin were married and lived at Canal Fulton, Ohio.
While in Canal Fulton, she was reunited with her son (Harlan), whom she had not seen since his birth and Harlan moved to Canal Fulton to be near his mother. Laidley Baldwin died in the early 1990’s.
Mrs. Baldwin enjoyed animals.
Surviving are a son–Harlan Bird, Canal Fulton, Ohio; a brother–Calvin (Sharon) Bird Sr., Park Rapids, and two sisters–Zora White, Longville, and Lorraine (James) Domoleczny, Atlanta, Ga. There are many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Baldwin also was preceded in death by her parents, a brother-in-law (Donald) and two cousins.

Estella L. Head
April 27, 1903–June 3, 2000
Rites were at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 5, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes for Estella L. Head.
Mrs. Head, 97, died Saturday, June 3, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 1993.
Fr. Jerry Rogers officiated at the funeral, Teri Daggett was the organist and vocal music was by the Resurrection Choir.
Interment was at Holy Rosary Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Steve Caulfield, Bruce Caulfield, Jeff Caulfield, Kevin Caulfield, Kent Caulfield, Craig Caulfield, Mark Caulfield, Robert Caulfield and Kurt Maute.
Estella LeFebvre, daughter of Joseph and Ida Barbeau LeFebvre, was born April 27, 1903, in Mapleton, Ia., where she grew up and graduated from high school.
Upon completing high school, she was employed at the Bennett Law Office in Mapleton and–on Feb. 24, 1925–married Donald W. Head in Mapleton.
They moved to Sioux City, Ia., in 1955 and to Detroit Lakes in 1968. While in Detroit Lakes, she was employed at the L. J. Norby Co. from 1968-73.
Mrs. Head, who enjoyed knitting, knit 3,427 newborn baby hats for newborns at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.
Surviving are two daughters–Norma Jean Maute, Palm Coast, Fla., and LaVonne (Norbert) Caulfield, Detroit Lakes, and a son–Richard Head, Knoxville, Ia. There are 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Head in death were her husband (who died in 1968), her parents, two brothers (George and Walter) and two sisters (Clara Neubran and Alice Quigley).

Helen B. Lidstrom
Aug. 8, 1906–June 3, 2000
Helen B. Lidstrom, 93, a longtime Richwood resident and the widow of Floyd Lidstrom, died at her home on Saturday, June 3.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, from the Northern Lights Tabernacle in Richwood.
Rev. Fred Soyring officiated at the funeral, Kathy Bjerke was the organist and the soloists were Peggy Cummings and Mike Walther.
Interment was at Richwood Lakeside Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Richard Hamlin, John "Pete" Johnson, Ernie Hukriede, Gerald McDougall, Michael Ritsche and Eric Glessner.
Helen B. Studebaker was born at Reading on Aug. 8, 1906, and moved to the Richwood area with her mother and stepfather (Ires Eschleman Andresen and John Andresen) in 1920.
She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1924), earned a teaching certificate and then taught in School District No. 4 at Richwood.
On Sept. 1, 1928, she and Floyd Lidstrom were married at Moorhead.
They lived in Richwood following their marriage and owned and operated the Richwood Store and the Richwood Post Office until the fall of 1979.
Her husband died Nov. 19, 1979, and she continued to live in Richwood.
Mrs. Lidstrom’s hobbies included painting, gardening and cooking.
Surviving is a brother-in-law–Duane Lidstrom, Detroit Lakes, along with nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her mother and stepfather, her father (Henry Studebaker) and a sister (Dorothy Earley, who died in 1991).

Nilmar B. Hovelsrud
Aug. 14, 1919–June 12, 2000
Nilmar B. Hovelsrud, 80, died Monday, June 12, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes, where he had resided since 1998.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, from Houglum Lutheran Church, rural Lake Park.
Interment will be at the church Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Nilmar Bernard Hovelsrud, son of Julius and Annie Hovelson Hovelsrud, was born Aug. 14, 1919, in Parke Township of Clay County (near Rollag).
He grew up and attended school in that area and then farmed on the family farm near Rollag until 1956.
From 1956-64, Mr. Hovelsrud was employed as a plumber for Valley Service Plumbing and–on June 6, 1964–he and Fern Hansen were married in Hawley.
Following their marriage, they owned and operated Hovelsrud Board and Care in Hawley for 16 years. They retired and moved to Upper Cormorant Lake in 1980.
Mr. Hovelsrud was a member of Houglum Lutheran Church and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.
Surviving are his wife–Fern, Detroit Lakes; four daughters–Betty (Dave) Lerud, Lake Park; Enola Mattson and Sheila (John) Moberg, both Detroit Lakes, and Lucille (Duane) Hennings, Hawley; two sons–Tyrone (Ann) Eggen, Apple Valley, and Randall Eggen, Detroit Lakes; four sisters–Alice (Larry) Esbenson, Comstock; Alpha Anderson and Bernice (Marvin) Norman, both of Moorhead, and May (Dean) Livingood, Detroit Lakes, and a brother–Clifford (Dorothy), Moorhead. There are 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Hovelsrud in death were his parents and a brother (Melvin).
Visitation: Wednesday, June 14, David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, 5-8 p.m. and also one hour prior to funeral on Thursday at Houglum Lutheran Church.

William "Bill" Klein
April 16, 1925–June 12, 2000
William "Bill" Klein, 75, a native of Detroit Lakes and a resident of Brainerd, died Monday, June 12, in Orlando, Fla.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 16, from St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Fr. Seamus Walsh will officiate at the funeral.
Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, with the Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
William Klein, son of Edmund and Jennie Klein, was born at Detroit Lakes on April 16, 1925.
He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1943) and worked for the Burlington Northern Railway Co. for 39 years before retiring in 1982 as trainmaster.
Mr. Klein served on the Brainerd Water and Light Board from 1974 until the present and also was currently serving on the Salvation Army Board. He was a member of the Elks Club, the Moose Lodge, St. Francis Church and was a past member of the Brainerd Rotary Club.
Surviving are his wife–Donna Klein; two sons–Bradley Klein, Stillwater, and Steve Klein, Appleton, Wis.; a daughter–Kelli Koop, Brainerd; two daughters-in-law–Cindy Klein and Carol Klein, and a son-in-law–John Koop.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother (John), a sister (JoAnne Engbrecht) and a child (who died in infancy).
Visitation: Thursday, June 15, Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd, 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7.

Merwin W. "Bill" Schmidt
Feb. 25, 1941–June 4, 2000
Merwin W. "Bill" Schmidt, 59, a resident of Preston and a Detroit Lakes native, died Sunday, June 4, at New Prague.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, from Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Ken Vollmers officiating.
There also will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 9, from Christ Lutheran Church in Preston.
Interment will be at the Upsala Cemetery in Richwood Township of Becker County, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Merwin W. Schmidt, son of Arthur and Hannah Schmidt, was born in Detroit Lakes on Feb. 25, 1941.
He grew up here, graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1958), attended Luther College in Wahoo, Nebr., and then served with the U. S. Army from 1961-64.
Mr. Schmidt earned a bachelor’s degree at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S. D., and taught school in Sioux Falls before moving to Moorhead, where he taught at the Probstfield and Riverside elementary schools and served as acting principal and taught at the Voyager Middle School.
After earning a license to become a principal at Moorhead State University, he lived in Fosston and was principal of the Mahnomen and Naytahwaush schools. At the time of his death, he was serving as K-8 principal of Fillmore Central Schools in Preston.
Surviving are two daughters–Beth (David) Wofford, Seattle, Wash., and Sara (Bill) Liska, Omaha, Nebr.; a son–Patrick Schmidt, Glencoe; a step-son–Ryan Kallberg, St. Paul; his mother–Hannah Schmidt, Detroit Lakes; four brothers–Gerald and Richard (Barbara), both Detroit Lakes; Edward (Sue), Audubon, and David (Cindy), Mapleton, and three sisters–Carol (Donald) Welty, Clear Lake, Ia., and Pamela (Donald) Skarie and Ann (Gary) Fingalson, both Detroit Lakes. There are three grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Schmidt in death was his father, who died Oct. 26, 1978.
Visitation: Wednesday, June 7, West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to funeral on Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church.

William E. “Bill” Maneva
Jan. 11, 1943–July 20, 2000
William E. “Bill” Maneval, 57, died on Thursday, July 20.
The funeral and interment was at Milton, Del., on Tuesday, July 25.
William Maneval, son of Fay and Corinne Maneval, was born in Minneapolis on Jan. 11, 1943.
He was raised in Vergas and attended school at Vergas and Frazee.
Mr. Maneval served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War and later was with the Seabees in the U. S. Navy.
For many years, he was employed as a truck driver.
Surviving are his wife–Sherri, Harrington, Del.; three sons–Mark (Maryann), Cannon Falls; Lee (Sherry), Hayward, Wis., and William Jr., Spokane, Wash.; two sisters–Gladys (Arlen) Nelson and Cheryl (Winton) Nelson, both of Pelican Rapids, and four brothers–Gary (Pen), Spokane, Wash.; Robin (Barb), Vergas; Steven (Darlene), Detroit Lakes, and David (Marcie), St. Cloud.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother (Donald), two sisters (Donnetta Dehn and Janice Arntson) and a brother-in-law (Donald Arntson).

Russell C. Frannea
Oct. 19, 1922–July 17, 2000
Russell C. Frannea, 77, a former area resident, died Monday, July 17, at the Mesa Lutheran Hospital in Mesa, Ariz.
There will be a graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, with the Rev. Earl Dreyer to officiate.
Military rites will be by Jess-Omundson Post No. 1676, the Detroit Lakes unit of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Russell C. Frannea, son of Charles and Gena Frannea, was born at Mahnomen on Oct. 19, 1922. He moved with his family to Detroit Lakes in 1930 and then to Frazee eight years later.
Mr. Frannea enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1942 and had an extensive on-board duty as a cook in the South Pacific during World War II.
Following his discharge from the armed forces in 1945, he married Betty Hicks of Newburyport, Mass. They later moved to California and lived there until he moved to Mesa in 1995.
Surviving are a daughter–Karen (Virgil) Hartman, Williamston, S. C.; a son–Russell Jr. (Donna), Fontana, Calif.; three brothers–Axel, Safford, Ariz.; Norman (Shirley), Mesa, Ariz., and Myron (Anita), Moorhead, and two sisters–Gail (Ruel) Pederson, Tacoma, Wash., and Velzora (Herb) Stark, Spanaway, Wash. There are five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Frannea was preceded in death by his parents, a brother (Manfred) and a grandson.

Emma Wolff
Nov. 12, 1905–Aug. 8, 2000
Services will be held at both Waubun and in Jamestown, N. D., for Emma Wolff, 94, who died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Mahanomen Nursing Center.
The first service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, at the circles of Faith-United Church of Christ in Waubun, with the second to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene in Jamestown.
Officiating will be Rev. Terry Tilton, Rev. Frank Rodgers and Rev. Richard Reynolds.
Interment will be at Highland Home Cemetery in Jamestown, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Emma Holzworth, daughter of Jacob and Katherine Klooz Holzworth, was born at Woodworth, N. D., on Nov. 12, 1905.
She was raised there, attended country school and then moved into Jamestown.
On Aug. 27, 1927, she and Jacob Wolff were married in Moorhead.
They lived in Jamestown, where Mrs. Wolff worked at the Palace Cafe. She later worked at the Anne Carlson School in Jamestown as a nurse’s aide and then at the North Dakota State Hospital as a floor supervisor in the adolescent department. Mrs. Wolff also provided senior home care for a few years.
Mr. Wolff died in 1986, she retired in 1989, moved to Waubun in 1990 and to Mahnomen in 1994.
A member of Circles of Faith-United Church of Christ in Waubun and First Church of the Nazarene in Jamestown, Mrs. Wolff did home ministry and enjoyed travel, housekeeping and fishing.
Surviving are three sons–Vernon, Jamestown; Kenneth, Vero Beach, Fla., and Dewane (Christel), Fairport, N. Y.; three daughters–Phyllis (Robert) Tilton, Waubun; Ellen (Thomas) Whiteley, Rochester, N. Y., and Marlys (Kenneth Pearson) Buchholtz, Fargo; a brother–Edwin (Donna) Holzworth, Jamestown, and a sister–Clara Rogel, Ritzville, Wash. There are 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wolff also was preceded in death by a son (Pirl) and her parents.
Visitation: One hour prior to service at both the church in Waubun and at the church in Jamestown

Christian T. “Chris” Muff
June 3, 1914–Aug. 11, 2000
Services were at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from the Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church at rural Ogema for Christian T. “Chris” Muff.
Mr. Muff, 86, died at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes on Friday, Aug. 11.
Rev. Ottis Yoder and Rev. Delmar Yoder officiated at the funeral.
Interment was at the church Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Albert Muff, Brian Muff, Murray Muff, Rick Muff, Ron Muff and Dan Mulari.
The honorary pallbearers included Jeannie Teiken, Barbara Mills, Karen McDougall, Pam Vogt, Debbra Olk, Rhonda Swiers and Roberta Muff.
Christian Muff, son of Christian and Sophie Muff, was born June 3, 1914, in St. Joseph, Mo.
He was raised and attended school at St. Joseph and moved to the Glyndon area in 1934.
On Dec. 4, 1935, Mr. Muff and Eunice Gilbery were married in Moorhead.
They lived at Glyndon, where he did farm work, until moving to a farm near Strawberry Lake in 1936.
In addition to farming, Mr. Muff also did road construction work.
Surviving are his wife–Eunice, Callaway; three sons–Marvin (Carol), Osage; Robert (Barb), Callaway, and Larry (Leila Kaye), Ogema; a daughter–Irene (James) Mulari, Ogema; two brothers–George (Opal), DeKalb, Mo., and Emil, King City, Mo., and two sisters–Julia Kershner, St. Joseph, Mo., and Sophie (John) Knox, San Jose, Calif. There are 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Veronica M. Scherping
Feb. 8, 1911–Aug. 14, 2000
Rites were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, from St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Waubun for Veronica M. Scherping.
Mrs. Scherping, 89, died Monday, Aug. 14, at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 1997.
Fr. Ron Meyer, O. M. I., officiated at the funeral, Lea Stech was the organist and special music was by Lea Stech.
Interment was at the church Cemetery, with the Mattson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Rick Scherping, Jim Scherping, Dan Scherping, Mark Scherping, Dave Scherping, Dave Brown, Bruce Borgrud and Jim Christenson.
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the honorary pallbearers.
Veronica Rau, daughter of Peter and Bertha Hagermann Rau, was born at St. Martin on Feb. 8, 1911.
She attended schools in Stearns County and married Joseph J. Scherping at Freeport on Oct. 19, 1932.
The Scherpings moved to the Waubun area in the fall of 1940 with their four children and were engaged in farming. In 1958 and again in 1963 they moved to new farms in the Waubun area as their sons began to farm on their own.
Mr. Scherping died in 1986 and she later moved to the Evergreen Village Apartments in Waubun prior to enter the nursing home.
Surviving are three sons–Clarence (Erna), Apple Valley; Edwin (Barb), Waubun, and Albin (Marlene), Detroit Lakes; a daughter–Yvonne Johnson, Moorhead, and a sister–Christine Rose, Freeport. There are 21 grandchildren and over 28 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Scherping was also preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, a son-in-law (John “Bill” Johnson), three brothers and a sister.

Averille L. Tiegen
July 16, 1909–Aug. 15, 2000
Averille L. Tiegen, 91, a resident of the Detroit Lakes area most of her life, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center.
There was a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, from the West-Kjos Chapel, with Rev. Tim Cook officiating.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Averille L. Swick, daughter of Erastus and Elizabeth Wright Swick, was born at Detroit Lakes on July 16, 1909, grew up here and graduated from Detroi t Lakes High School (Class of 1928).
She and Donald Teigen were married on May 11, 1940, and moved to Seattle, Wash., during World War II, where Mr. Teigen was employed in the shipyards.
They returned to Detroit Lakes following the war and she worked as a waitress at Frenzel’s Cafe for 25 years before retiring in the late 1960s.
Mr. Teigen died on July 17, 1973, and she then moved to Park Manor, where she resided until May of this year.
Mrs. Teigen enjoyed reading and playing cards.
Surviving are a son–Peter (Carol) Teigen, Hawley, along with two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter (Pamela Houglum, who died Sept. 16, 1992), her parents, three brothers and eight sisters.

Donald E. Fulp
April 13, 1944–Aug. 25, 2000
Donald E. Fulp, 56, died at his Cormorant Lake home on Friday, Aug. 25.
The funeral was at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Fr. Jerry Rogers officiating.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Donald E. Fulp, son of Howard and Evelyn Hagen Fulp, was born at Fargo on April 13, 1944.
He graduated from Fargo Central High School (Class of 1962), from North Dakota State University and then completed two years of graduate study at North Dakota State.
Mr. Fulp taught in the North Dakota State University System for 31 years, mostly at North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton.
He and Kay Schultz were married at Detroit Lakes in 1966.
Surviving are his wife–Kay, Audubon; a son–John (Michelle), Grand Forks, N. D.; a daughter–Kari (Andy) Lawrence, Alpine, Utah, and a brother–David, Richmond, Va. There are four grandchildren.

Norbert B. “Norb” Inderrieden
Aug. 26, 1919–Aug. 25, 2000
Norbert B. “Norb” Inderrieden, 80, a longtime Detroit Lakes resident, died at his home on Friday, Aug. 25.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Fr. Jerry Rogers officiating.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Ryan Roforth, Travis Jager, David Unrau, Trent Leshovsky, Kyle Leshovsky, Matt Riewer, Curt DeGroat and Bob Bjorge.
The honorary pallbearers included Nathan Matjka, Lanette Inderrieden, Gary Challen, Roger Sanders, Charles Jager, Richard Roforth, Lawrence Unrau, Jim Clarey, Kirby Inderrieden, Jimmy Clarey, Ted Unrau, Nicole Faulds and Tony Faulds.
Military rites were provided by Jess-Omundson Post No. 1676, the Detroit Lakes chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Norbert Bernard Inderrieden, son of Bernard and Marie Mehr Inderrieden, was born at Sauk Centre on Aug. 26, 1919.
He moved with his family to Ogema as a child, attended school there and served with the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Upon receiving his discharge from the armed forces, he worked at the Studebaker Garage in Detroit Lakes and then was with the Minnesota Department of Conservation until retiring in 1984.
Norbert Inderrieden and Georgia Burgess were married at Detroit Lakes on Dec. 22, 1949.
Surviving are six daughters–Vivian (Gary) Challen, Tampa, Fla.; Noreen (Roger) Sanders and Rose (Richard) Roforth, both Frazee; Georgeen (Charles) Jager, Rochert; Amy (Lawrence) Unrau, Winnipeg, Man., Canada, and Jane (Jim) Clarey, Detroit Lakes; a brother–Ray (Fran), Idaho, and three sisters–Lynn Johnson, Florida, and Ella “Dolly” Bloom and Caroline Ressler, both Minneapolis. There are 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Inderrieden in death were his wife (who died in 1990), a son (Bernard “Butch”) and several brothers and sisters

Wayne A. Joern.
Feb. 22, 1917–April 17, 2000
There was a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, at St. Columba Episcopal Cemetery in White Earth for Wayne A. Joern.
Mr. Joern, 83, a former resident of Ogema and White Earth, died at Spokane, Wash., on Monday, April 17.
Fr. Mike Smith officiated at the service, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wayne A. “Red” Joern, son of Arthur and Ida Mae Warren Joern, was born at Fosston on Feb. 22, 1917.
He moved with his family as a child to Ogema and then to White Earth, where he attended school.
During his working life, Mr. Joern served with the U. S. Army, primarily with the Counter Intelligence Agency (CIA). Upon his discharge in 1966, he was employed with the U. S. Postal Service until retiring in 1976.
Mr. Joern was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.
Surviving are two sons–David, Spokane, Wash., and Dennis, Dalkena, Wash., and a sister–Doris Crow, St. Vincent. There is one grandson.
Preceding Mr. Joern in death were his wife (Dorothy, who died in 1979) and a brother (Bud).

Hattie A. Lindne
Oct. 28, 1905–Aug. 8, 2000
Hattie A. Lindner, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where she had resided since 1997.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, from Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
Rev. David G. Hahn officiated at the funeral, Betty Kohler was the organist and Rev. Hahn was the soloist.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Michael Ziegler, Robert Ziegler, Jim Gilbertson Jr., Arland Brase, Todd McGovern and Greg Leiner.
Hattie A. Lindner, daughter of William and Louisa Schultz Lindner, was born Oct. 28, 1905, in Erie Township of Becker County and grew up and attended school at rural Detroit Lakes.
From 1930-43, she was employed at the L. J. Norby Co. in Detroit Lakes and then moved to Minneapolis, where she worked for Lila’s Apparel and managed Uptown Modes Ladies Aparel from 1943-51.
She returned to Detroit Lakes in 1951 and worked at the L. J. Norby Co. until retiring in 1970.
A member of Zion Lutheran Church, Miss Lindner belonged to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), formerly belonged to the Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPWC) and also to the Women’s Division of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. She also did volunteer work for the RSVP program at Emmanuel Nursing Home and at the Detroit Lakes Senior Citizens Center.
Surviving are a niece, a nephew and a sister-in-law–Stella Land, Detroit Lakes. There are five great nieces and nephews and nine great-great nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers (Arthur and Edwin) and a sister (Elsie Ziegler).

Kenneth Johnson
May 19, 1938–Aug. 8, 2000
Kenneth Johnson, 62, a resident of the Strawberry Lake area, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, from Zion Lutheran Church in Twin Valley.
Rev. Loren Fevig officiated at the funeral, Ruth Lerud was the organist and the vocalists were Harlan and Sylvia Bueng.
Interment was at the Syre Lutheran Cemetery, with the Anderson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Dan Johnson, Doyle Johnson, Kerry Johnson, Steve Johnson, Christopher Wagner and Alyssa Wagner.
Military rites were by Nesseth-Lien American Legion Post No. 431 and Flom-Twin Valley Post No. 3818 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Kenneth Johnson, son of Albert and Emma Knutson Johnson, was born near Ulen on May 19, 1938.
He graduated from Twin Valley High School (Class of 1956) and served from 1957-59 in the U. S. Army.
Upon receiving his discharge from the armed forces, he returned to Twin Valley and was employed for many years by Meinecke-Johnson Construction Co. of Fargo. He lived at Fargo, Moorhead and Detroit Lakes during that time.
He moved to the Strawberry Lake area in 1983 and was employed by Winter Masonry of Ogema for several years until retiring due to ill health.
Mr. Johnson enjoyed playing cards, hunting and fishing and was a member of the Eagles, John Bridges American Legion Post No. 15 in Detroit Lakes and the Moose Lodge over the years.
Surviving are a daughter–Sherry (Steve) Wagner, Hancock; two brothers–Arne (Marguerite), Rollag, and Derral, Fertile, and four sisters–Eunice (Harold) Hirchert, Tacoma, Wash.; Annabelle (Donald) Straight, Moorhead; Lois (Harley) Smith, Morrison, Tenn., and Grace (Charles) Dvorak, Bellingham, Wash. There are two grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister (Genevieve) and a brother (Burnette).

Hattie A. Lindner
Oct. 28, 1905–Aug. 8, 2000
Hattie A. Lindner, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where she had resided since 1997.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, from Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
Rev. David G. Hahn officiated at the funeral, Betty Kohler was the organist and Rev. Hahn was the soloist.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Michael Ziegler, Robert Ziegler, Jim Gilbertson Jr., Arland Brase, Todd McGovern and Greg Leiner.
Hattie A. Lindner, daughter of William and Louisa Schultz Lindner, was born Oct. 28, 1905, in Erie Township of Becker County and grew up and attended school at rural Detroit Lakes.
From 1930-43, she was employed at the L. J. Norby Co. in Detroit Lakes and then moved to Minneapolis, where she worked for Lila’s Apparel and managed Uptown Modes Ladies Aparel from 1943-51.
She returned to Detroit Lakes in 1951 and worked at the L. J. Norby Co. until retiring in 1970.
A member of Zion Lutheran Church, Miss Lindner belonged to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), formerly belonged to the Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPWC) and also to the Women’s Division of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. She also did volunteer work for the RSVP program at Emmanuel Nursing Home and at the Detroit Lakes Senior Citizens Center.
Surviving are a niece, a nephew and a sister-in-law–Stella Land, Detroit Lakes. There are five great nieces and nephews and nine great-great nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers (Arthur and Edwin) and a sister (Elsie Ziegler).

Naomi A. Derstine
Sept. 13, 1908–Aug. 8, 2000
Naomi A. Derstine, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, from the West-Kjos Chapel in Detroit Lakes.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Naomi Groff, daughter of Allen and Mary Alderfer Groff, was born Sept. 13, 1908, in Souderton, Pa., grew up there and attended school in Hatfield, Pa.
On May 8, 1926, she and Willis A. Derstine were married in Souderton.
They moved with their family to Strawberry Lake, northeast of Detroit Lakes, in 1953 to assist their son (Gerald) in missionary work on the White Earth Reservation.
Mrs. Derstine worked as a housekeeper at the Strawberry Lake Christian Retreat Family Camp.
The Derstines moved into Detroit Lakes in 1974 and retired in 1988. Mr. Derstine died in 1991.
Surviving are three sons–Durell (Thelma) Derstine, Detroit Lakes; Gerald (Beulah) Derstine, Bradenton, Fla., and Willis (Susan) Derstine, Sarasota, Fla.; a sister–Stella Ruth, Souderton, Pa., and three brothers–Henry Groff, Sumneytown, Pa.; Reinert Groff, Harleysville, Pa., and Stanley Groff, Hatfield, Pa. There are 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Derstine also was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation: One hour prior to service at West-Kjos Chapel.

Robert Duke McCloskey
March 15, 1961–Aug. 9, 2000
Robert Duke McCloskey, 39, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, at his home in Park Rapids.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, from the Jones-Pearson Chapel in Park Rapids, with Rev. Dan Babine officiating.
Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids, with the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as pallbearers were David McCloskey, Scott Vareberg, John Dumont, Tim Noteboom, Tom Paris and Cliff Adkins.
The honorary pallbearers were Stephanie McCloskey, Mitch Erickson, Constence Erickson, Lindsey McCloskey and Michelle McCloskey.
Robert McCloskey, son of David L. and Edeltrud Franz McCloskey, was born at Albuquerque, N. M., on March 15, 1961.
He attended schools worldwide as a military dependent, competed in wrestling in junior high school, enjoyed all sports and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1979).
Mr. McCloskey and Debra Noteboom were married on Jan. 30, 1999, and lived in Park Rapids.
He worked as a mechanic at Lamb Weston RDO and later was a forklift driver at Americold.
Mr. McCloskey enjoyed repairing cars.
Surviving are his wife–Debra McCloskey, Park Rapids; three children–Stephanie, Lindsey and Michelle McCloskey; two step-children–Mitchell and Connie Erickson; a brother–David (Heather) McCloskey, and his parents–David and Edeltrud McCloskey, Detroit Lakes.
 

L. Dean Mischke
Nov. 1, 1938–Aug. 10, 2000
L. Dean Mischke, 61, died Thursday, Aug. 10, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, where he had resided since March of this year.
The funeral was at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, with Fr. Jerry Rogers officiating.
Interment was at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Waubun, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
L. Dean Mischke, son of Theodore and Cora Kjolberg Mischke, was born Nov. 1, 1938, at Waubun.
He grew up and attended school at Waubun and married Donna Barta at Waubun in 1957.
They lived in Lake Park, where he worked as a carpenter and, for a short time, operated his own construction company. They later moved to Marshall, where he worked for the Harvester Silo Co.
Mr. Mischke and Anna Haugen were married at Sisseton, S. D., in 1987.
At one time, he was active in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Lake Park and also was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife–Anna; a daughter–Paula (Robert) Schanilec, Northfield; two sons–Donald Mischke, Fargo, and Brian (Lynette) Mischke, Horace, N. D., and three brothers–Theodore Mischke Jr., Randolph; Leslie (Roberta) Mischke, Waubun, and Curtis Mischke, Grand Forks, N. D. There are seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Mischke was preceded in death by his parents, a son (Loren) and two brothers (Murry and Terry).

Hazel E. Peterson.
Feb. 28, 1906–Aug. 10, 2000
Services were at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from Esther Lutheran Church, rural Parkers Prairie, for Hazel E. Peterson.
Mrs. Peterson, 94, died Thursday, Aug. 10, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, where she had been a resident since July 16, 1996.
Rev. Kenneth D. Thiele officiated at the funeral, Inez Haase was the organist and the soloist was Brian Budahn.
Interment was at the church Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Michael Inwards, Curtis Inwards, Robert Inwards, Douglas Inwards, Christopher Inwards, Matthew Inwards and Bruce Inwards.
Hazel Rhodes, daughter of Christopher and Grace Bruse Rhodes, was born Feb. 28, 1906, in Appleton and moved with her family to Eagle Bend, where she grew up and graduated from high school.
On Nov. 20, 1926, she and Philip Peterson were married in Parkers Prairie and farmed near Parkers Prairie until 1956.
The Petersons lived in Fergus Falls and Fargo before moving to Detroit Lakes, where they spent their retirement years. She had lived in Detroit Lakes for the past 30 years.
Surviving are a son–Boyd Peterson, Detroit Lakes; two daughters–Harriet Heinecke and Jeanette (Keith) Inwards, both Detroit Lakes, and a brother–Warren Rhodes, Park Rapids. There are 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Peterson in death were her parents, her husband (who died June 16, 1995), a brother (Harvey) and a sister (Mabel).

Lillian Emma Sonnenberg
Jan. 20, 1912–Aug. 15, 2000
Lillian Emma Sonnenberg, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Frazee Care Center.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vergas, with the Rev. Michael Wolters officiating.
Interment will be at the church Cemetery, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Emma Mielke, daughter of Rudolph and Amalia Braun Mielke, was born at Frazee on Jan. 20, 1912.
She moved with her family at the age of three to Vergas, where she was raised and attended school.
On Nov. 4, 1930, she and Gustav Sonnenberg were married in Vergas. They farmed near Vergas following their marriage.
Surviving are a daughter–Ardelle Anderson, Morris; a son–DuWayne (Sylvia), Frazee, and a brother–Emil (Ann) Mielke, New York Mills. There are nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Sonnenberg in death were her husband (who died March 23, 1983), her parents, three brothers and a son-in-law (Milton Anderson).
Visitation: Friday, Aug. 18, 4-8 p.m., Furey Funeral Home in Vergas.

Lois A. Kunz
March 1, 1932–Aug. 4, 2000
Lois A. Kunz, 68, the wife of Richard Kunz of Callaway, died at her home on Friday, Aug. 4.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Fr. Jerry Rogers officiating.
Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Callaway, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Brian Fitzpatrick, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Ben Fitzpatrick, Josh Fitzpatrick, Chris Kunz and Bob Kunz.
Lois Ann Dalve, daughter of Delbert and Julia Dobmier Dalve, was born at Callaway on March 1, 1932.
She spent her childhood in the Ogema area, graduated from Waubun High School (Class of 1949) and, following high school graduation, worked several years at the Detroit State Bank (now Bremer) in Detroit Lakes.
On May 14, 1953, she and Richard Kunz were married in Callaway. They lived their entire married life in Callaway.
Surviving are her husband–Richard, Callaway; seven sons–Richard (Carolyn), Salt Lake City, Utah; Ross (Bonnie), Callaway; Chris and Robert, both Fergus Falls; Matthew (Aletha), White Bear Lake; Gerard, Moorhead, and Dominic (Marla), Redwood Falls; four daughters–Mary Jo (Mike), Fitzpatrick, Foley; Vanessa (David) Lahr, Hutchinson; Jayne (Jim) Courneya, Vergas, and Erin (Derek) Crompton, Moorhead; a brother–Maynard (Betty) Dalve, Great Falls, Mont., and two sisters–Beatrice (Tony) Mertens, Ogema, and Elaine (John) Zima, Waubun. There are 25 grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Kunz in death were her parents and a brother (Delbert).

Clarence L. "Shorty" Sittko
July 26, 1912–Aug. 5, 2000
Clarence L. "Shorty" Sittko, 88, a resident of Ada and formerly of Twin Valley, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Saturday, Aug. 5.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from Faith United Church in Ada.
Rev. James Hodak officiated at the funeral and Solvig Kitchell was the organist.
Interment was at the Ada Municipal Cemetery, with the Anderson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Clarence Reuer, Caleb Reuer, Jason Sittko, Alvi Borgen, Lorence Tiede, Alvin Crane and David LaChappelle.
Clarence Sittko, son of William and Marie Grivno Sittko, was born near Sauk Rapids on July 26, 1912.
As a child, he moved with his family to a farm southeast of Ada, where he attended School District No. 68.
He worked a variety of jobs as a young man, including on farms, picking corn, for a carnival, in lumber camps and riding the rails. As a young adult, he returned to manage the family farm near Ada.
Mr. Sittko and Verna Baumgarten were married at Ada on Aug. 20, 1941, bought a farm near Borup and worked the farm and he also worked at various jobs in the area.
He started working as a carpenter on government projects in Minnesota and North Dakota during the early 1960s, retired in the mid-1970s and then moved to Twin Valley, where he and his wife built a home. They moved to Ada in the fall of 1999.
Surviving are his wife–Verna; two children–Curtis (Jani), Detroit Lakes, and Wanda (Garry) Genzlinger, Granite Bay, Calif., and a brother–Bill (Phillis), St. Paul. There are seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Sittko was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.


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