Miscellaneous Wadena County, Minnesota Obituaries - 2000

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Roger D. Johnson
Sept. 5, 1928–July 28, 2000
Roger D. Johnson, 71, a retired employee of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and a lifetime area resident, died at his home in Erie Township on Friday, July 28.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
Rev. Mark R. Olson officiated at the funeral, Phyllis McLeod was the organist and the soloist was Lorri Schermerhorn.
Interment was at First Lutheran Cemetery in Audubon, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Russ Johnson, Bruce Johnson, Danny Johnson, Terry Johnson, Jeff Restad and Matt Kindy.
The honorary pallbearers included Jason Leitheiser, Jennie Bowers, Janaye Johnson, Maisie Johnson, Chrissy Springer, Travis Leitheiser, Nick Bowers, Davis Johnson, Marcus Johnson and Andy Springer.
Roger Duane Johnson, son of Theodore and Anna Westberg Johnson, was born at rural Lake Park on Sept. 5, 1928, and moved to Audubon as a young boy, where he attended school.
Mr. Johnson played professional baseball for the Sheboygan (Wis.) Indians, a farm club of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and then served with the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Upon receiving his discharge from the armed forces, he played baseball for Detroit Lakes, as well as several other teams in the area.
On May 21, 1955, Roger Johnson and Yvonne Sanden were married in Detroit Lakes.
He joined the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) in 1957 and worked until retiring in 1987.
Mr. Johnson enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Surviving are his wife–Yvonne; two sons–Michael (Darcy) and Mark (Phyllis), both Detroit Lakes; a daughter–Laurie (Terry) Bowers, Detroit Lakes; two brothers–Carl Johnson, Lake Park, and Harold "Smokey" Johnson, Detroit Lakes, and five sisters–Eleanor (Ted) Kiehl and Anna Kohler, both Detroit Lakes; Arlene (Arlen) Restad, Eagan; Elaine (Maynard) Oss, Elk River, and Charlotte Smith, Cormorant. There are 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Johnson in death were his parents, five brothers (Albert, Oliver, George, Lloyd and Ernest) and a sister (Hildur Lund).

Mabel "Mibs" Gardner Peoples Swanson
There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes for Mabel "Mibs" Gardner Peoples Swanson.
Mrs. Swanson, 86, died Wednesday, June 14, at the St. Louis Park Plaza.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Harmond R. "Dick" Bjerke
Jan. 26, 1937–Aug. 7, 2000
Harmond R. "Dick" Bjerke, 62, a lifetime resident of the Lake Park area, died Monday, Aug. 7, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, from the Lake Park Lutheran Church.
Rev. Philip Johnson will officiate at the funeral and Audrey Savig will be the organist.
Interment will be at the church cemetery, with the Vigen-Wright Funeral Home of Lake Park in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Danny Olson, Orvis Olson, Lyden Olson, Lloyd Olson, Henry Boman and Rolland Nelson.
Harmond R. Bjerke, son of Hiram and Ruth Haugrud Bjerke, was born at Detroit Lakes on Jan. 26, 1937.
He grew up and attended school at Lake Park, farmed near Lake Park and married Susan Jacobson at Perley on July 7, 1968. They farmed at Lake Park following their marriage.
Mr. Bjerke served on the Lake Park Township Board, was clerk of the board and also served for many years on the Lake Park Elevator Board.
He entered Emmanuel Nursing Home in July, 1998.
Surviving are his wife–Susan, Lake Park; his mother–Ruth Bjerke, Lake Park; a son–Matthew Bjerke, Lake Park; two daughters–Melissa Bjerke and Maria Bjerke, both Lake Park, and a sister–Roxanne Megorden, Langley, Wash.
Preceding Mr. Bjerke in death were his father and a sister.
Visitation: Wednesday, Aug. 9, Vigen-Wright Funeral Home in Lake Park, 5-7 p.m., with prayer service at 6:30.

John A. Anderson
Oct. 6, 1927–Aug. 5, 2000
John A. Anderson, 72, a resident of the Frazee Care Center since 1995, died at the center on Saturday, Aug. 5.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with Fr. Joseph DeCrans officiating.
Interment was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Jay Anderson, Joel Anderson, Casey Courneya, Heath Courneya, Paul Kvistad and Margaret Hanson.
John A. Anderson, son of John and Margaret Ckola Anderson, was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Callaway.
He moved to Frazee with his family as a child and attended school there.
Mr. Anderson and his mother operated the Wymer Lake Resort until 1958, after which he operated a lawn service in Frazee until 1995.
Surviving is a brother–Jim, Frazee.

Bertha Hatfield
Dec. 17, 1911–Aug. 5, 2000
Bertha Hatfield, 88, who owned and operated a resort in the Detroit Lakes area for many years, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Frazee Care Center.
The funeral was at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from the David-Donehower Chapel in Detroit Lakes, with Rev. Ken Vollmers officiating.
There will be a service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, from the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington, Ind.
Interment will be at the Owensville Cemetery in Owensville, Ind.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home had charge of local arrangements.
Bertha Louise Bays, daughter of Harley and Ida Skinner Bays, was born Dec. 17, 1911, in Worthington, Ind, where she was raised and where she attended school.
On Dec. 23, 1929, she and Loren Hatfield were married at Worthington and lived at Canby, Ind., until purchasing Hatfield’s Island View Resort on Island Lake near Detroit Lakes.
The Hatfields operated the resort during the summer months and spent the winter months in Indiana and Florida.
Mr. Hatfield died Oct. 14, 1969, and she continued to operate the resort until entering the Frazee Care Center in June of this year.
Surviving are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hatfield also was preceded in death by a son (Paul).

Bruce Gnad
Aug. 9, 1970–Aug. 5, 2000
Services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from Zion Lutheran Church in Ada for Bruce Gnadt.
Mr. Gnadt, 29, Moorhead, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at Dakota Heartland Hospital in Fargo.
Interment was at the Ada Municipal Cemetery, with the Fredrikson-Erikson-Vik Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Bruce Robert Gnadt was born in Minneapolis on Aug. 9, 1970, graduated from Ada High School (Class of 1988) and attended Valley City State University in North Dakota.
On July 21, 1995, Mr. Gnadt and Lisa Leiran were married in Ada.
Mr. Gnadt had a passion for athletics and enjoyed softball, basketball, golf, volleyball, hunting and fishing, as well as officiating athletic events.
He worked in construction for several years and most recently was employed by McIntosh and Associates in Fargo.
Surviving are his daughter–Amanda Gnadt and her mother–Lisa; his father–Dennis Gnadt, Ada; his mother–Gerry (Michael) Seelye, Detroit Lakes; a brother–Jason Gnadt, Fargo; three sisters–Bobi Morse, Amy Gnadt and Lisa Gnadt, all residents of the Fargo-Moorhead area, and his grandparents–Jack and Delores Gnadt, Ada, and Dale and Ollie Hess, Ada. There are three nephews, three nieces and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Sophia Anne Biermeier
Aug. 7, 2000-Aug. 7, 2000
Sophia Anne Biermeier was born and died on Monday, Aug. 7, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.
There will be a private family service at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at the home of her parents, Nick and Lisa Biermeier.
Surviving are her parents; her maternal grandmother–Beverly D. Wilson, Detroit Lakes, and her paternal grandparents–Thomas and Margaret "Peg" Biermeier, Phoenix, Ariz. There are three aunts, three uncles and many cousins.
The West-Kjos Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Gladys H. Johnson
Dec. 10, 1911–Aug. 4, 2000
Gladys H. Johnson, 88, died Friday, Aug. 4, at the Frazee Care Center, where she had been a resident since February, 1996.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 7, from the United Methodist Church in Frazee, with the Rev. Barbara Bolz officiating.
Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Gladys Helena Nielson, daughter of Simon and Hannah Nielsen Nielson, was born in Rutland, Ia., on Dec. 10, 1911.
She moved, at the age of four, with her parents to Hope, N. D., where she was raised. She attended school at Blabon, N. D.
On Oct. 6, 1937, she and Melvin Johnson were married in Finley, N. D.
They farmed near Hope until June, 1952, and then moved to rural Frazee, where they continued farming until 1971 when they moved into Frazee. Mrs. Johnson worked at the Lakeland Turkey Plant in Frazee and also for Swift & Co. in Detroit Lakes.
A member of United Methodist Church, she also belonged to the United Methodist Women, Esther Circle, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Mother’s Club.
Surviving are two daughters–Darlene (Rolland) Mammenga, Duluth, and Doreen (Leonard) Schrandt, Frazee; a son–Duane (Judy), Frazee; five sisters–Beulah Damstetter, Viona (Vern) Messingham and Thelma Eversoll, all of Humboldt, Ia.; Delores Hoffman, Valley City, N. D., and LaDonna (Bill) Darby, South Folton, Tenn., and a brother–Maynard, Bremerton, Wash. There are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband (who died April 14, 1987), her parents and four brothers (Orville, Vincent, Verlin and Lowell).

Helen E. Johnson
June 22, 1909–Aug. 4, 2000
Helen E. Johnson, 91, died Friday, Aug. 4, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, where she had resided since January, 1999.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from Immanuel Lutheran Church at Audubon.
Rev. Ernest Geistfeld officiated at the funeral, Robin Huseby was the organist and the soloist was Kim Schnitzer.
Interment was at the church cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Dean Eilertson, Brian Eilertson, Steve Klongerbo, Donald Cahlin, Everett Mulcahy and Ervin Cahlin Jr.
The honorary pallbearers included Nicholas Eilertson, Kirk Eilertson, Brady Eilertson, Leesa Eilertson, Lindsey Eilertson, Craig Eilertson, Tiffany Klongerbo, Tara Klongerbo and Jenna Klongerbo.
Helen Cahlin, daughter of John and Emily Londeen Cahlin, was born in Hamden Township (rural Callaway) of Becker County on June 22, 1909.
She grew up and attended school near Callaway and married Robert W. Johnson at Fargo on Nov. 9, 1934.
They farmed at rural Audubon until 1970 and she continued to live on the farm until moving to Lamplighter Manor in Detroit Lakes in 1987 following the death of her husband.
Surviving are a daughter–Claudia (Roger) Eilertson, Audubon; a brother–Ervin (Ruby) Cahlin, Fargo, and a sister–Esther Tilley, Fort Worth, Tex. There are three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son–Dean (who died in infancy), a great-grandson, her parents, a brother (Leonard Cahlin) and two sisters (Sally Syverson and Verna Rylander).

George Curtis Nunn III
Aug. 24, 1916–March 30, 2000
There will be a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes for George Curtis Nunn III.
Mr. Nunn, 83, died at Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, March 30.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother (Donald).

Mary Lou Berg
Oct. 6, 1933–July 31, 2000
Mary Lou Berg, 66, the wife of Bennett Berg, died at her home in Perham on Monday, July 31.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, from Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham, with the Rev. Richard Kennedy officiating.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, with the Schoeneberger Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mary Lou Katzenberger, daughter of Henry and Rachel Baker Katzenberger, was born at Detroit Lakes on Oct. 6, 1933.
She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1952) and–on May 22, 1954–married Bennett Berg in Hibbing.
They lived in Hibbing, where she was bookkeeper at the F. W. Woolworth Store and where Mr. Berg was a baker at the Sunrise Bakery.
They moved to Montevideo in 1962 and purchased the Dutch Maid Bakery. They sold the business in 1973 and moved to Perham, where they owned and operated the Big Pine Resort on Big Pine Lake until 1987. They moved into their home at Rush Lake in 1987.
Mrs. Berg enjoyed crocheting and knitting and made afghans for each of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping and traveling.
Surviving are her husband–Bennett; a daughter–Sue Ellen (Curtis) Winters, Montevideo; a son–Jeffrey (Nancy), Long Prairie; a sister–Beth Moe, Eau Claire, Wis., and a brother–Richard, Verndale, Wash. There are four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Preceding Mrs. Berg in death were her parents and a brother (Loren).
Visitation: Thursday, Aug. 3, Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham, 4-8 p.m., with prayer service at 7:30.

Beth L. Benewicz
Aug. 7, 1921–Aug. 1, 2000
Beth L. Benewicz, 78, a longtime Detroit Lakes resident and the wife of Urban Benewicz, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Tuesday, Aug. 1.
The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, from the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes, with Robert Melick officiating.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Beth Pasko, daughter of Harold and Martha Holt Pasko, was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Buffalo, N. Y.
She moved with her family to Chicago and then to Minneapolis, where she graduated from Minneapolis West High School. She attended Hamline University.
Beth Pasko and Urban Benewicz were married on April 5, 1942, in Monticello and lived at Owatonna, Ellendale, Morris and Pipestone before moving to Detroit Lakes in 1948.
Mrs. Benewicz served as president and secretary of the Detroit Lakes Camp Fire Girls organization from 1954-73, was active in the United Methodist Church, served as worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star (OES) and also was active in the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association.
Surviving are her husband–Urban, Detroit Lakes, and five daughters–Kristiane (George) Flaskerud, Fosston; Kay (Dale) Siebert, Wahpeton, N. D.; Karol (Dale) Knoblock, Waterloo, Ia.; Martha (Patricia Lane), New Auburn, Wis., and Benita (Philip) McNeill, ElDorado, Calif. There are eight grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Benewicz in death were her parents, a brother and a granddaughter.
Visitation: Thursday, Aug. 3, David-Donehower Funeral Home, 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to funeral at United Methodist Church.

James A. Peichel
Aug. 3, 1941–July 3, 2000
James A. Peichel, 58, died Monday, July 3, at his home at Frazee.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee.
Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Anthony Peichel, son of Anthony and Irene Mondry Peichel, was born Aug. 3, 1941, in Perham.
He was raised in Silver Leaf Township of Becker County (near Frazee), attended School District No. 90 in Silver Leaf Township and also attended Frazee High School.
After attending school, he entered the U. S. Army National Guard and served for six years.
On Sept. 8, 1962, James Peichel and LaVera Wendt were married at Corliss.
Mr. Piechel, who operated a dairy farm in Silver Leaf Township, served for 18 years on the Silver Leaf Town Board.
Surviving are his wife–LaVera, Frazee; a daughter–Debbie (Clayton) Renollet, Frazee; two sons–Dennis (Carla), Frazee, and Dean, Perham; a sister–Donna Espinal, Concord, Calif., and two brothers–LeRoy (Patricia) and Donald (Kathy), both Frazee. There are three grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a son (Derek).
Visitation: Wednesday, July 5, Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, 4-8 p.m., with prayer service at 7:30.

Alvin Norbert Braget
Nov. 7, 1925–July 2, 2000
Alvin Norbert Braget, 74, a resident of Mizpah, died Sunday, July 2, at the home of his son in Cloquet.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 10, from Hope Lutheran Church in Northome, with Rev. Tom Scheirkolk officiating.
Interment will be at Egelund Cemetery near Detroit Lakes on Saturday, July 15.
Serving as the honorary pallbearers will be Paul Sword, Aaron Thompson, Russ Shoemaker, Rusty Shoemaker, Lee Northouse, David Johnson, Eugene Braget, Dennis Braget and Paul Johnson.
Cremation will be by Barr Bros. Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Cloquet.
Alvin Norbert Braget, son of Albert and Nellie Braget, was born at Mahnomen on Nov. 7, 1925, graduated from Mahnomen High School (Class of 1942) and then served four years with the U. S. Naval Air Corps and saw during World War II.
After leaving the service, he attended Minneapolis Business College and married Lorna Johnson at Detroit Lakes in 1947.
He began training as an office manager with Gamble Robinson and worked at Duluth, St. Cloud and Aberdeen, S. D., before becoming office manager at Mason City, Ia.
He later purchased a small youth center in Aberdeen, S. D., then moved to Pelican Rapids, where he worked for Bredahl Implement, and then worked for Home of Economy in East Grand Forks.
Mr. Braget later bought a bulk gas and oil business in Bagley, where they lived for nine years, then took a job as a saw filer for mills near Northome and then he and his wife opened a real estate office in Mizpah.
After about 10 years and nearing retirement, he sold the real estate office, worked a short time for Anderson Fabric and he and Lorna started the Dairy Wagon on weekends at Nisswa, at various festivals and auction sales and then operated the businss during the winter months in Arizona. They later sold belts and buckles in Minnesota in the summer months and during most winters in Arizona.
Mr.. Braget, who enjoyed singing, sang with the barbershop chorus and quartet and sang in choirs, including singing solo numbers. He served as commander of the American Legion post in Bagley and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife–Lorna, Mizpah; two daughters–Crystal Thompson, Grand Rapids, and Lori Shoemaker, Eleva, Wis.; a son–Alan, Cloquet, and a sister–Gladys Northouse, Sacred Heart. There are four grandchildren,.
Preceding him in death were his parents.

Lois R. Ohman
Lois R. Ohman, 68, a resident of the Woodrest Nursing Home at Walker and formerly of Moorhead, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids on Monday, July 3.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, from the Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church. The West-Kjos Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Visitation: Wednesday, July 5, West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, 4-8 p.m.

Charles A. Toenjes
Aug. 14, 1940–June 25, 2000
Charles A. Toenjes, 59, a former owner of the Audubon Supper Club, died Sunday, June 25, at his home in Audubon.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, from The Catholic Church of St. Henry at Monticello, with Fr. Tom Fitzgerald and Fr. Jerry Rogers officiating.
Interment will be at St. Henry’s Cemetery in Monticello, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Quint Perfect, Justin Drury, Jason Anderson, Dick Hermes, Jim Holt, Bob Monette, Joe Adam and Jess Hendrickson.
Charles A. Toenjes, son of Albert and Marie Toenjes, was born Aug. 14, 1940, in St. Paul, grew up there, graduated from St. Agnes High School (Class of 1958) and worked as a heavy equipment operator in St. Paul.
On Sept. 7, 1968, Mr. Toenjes and Patricia Mulcahy were married in St. Paul and lived and worked there until moving to Audubon in 1972.
The couple owned and operated the Audubon Supper Club until 1993 and he also farmed and worked in the area until 1984 when he returned to St. Paul and worked for Edge Construction, for the Ashland Oil Co. and, most recently, for Boldt Construction.
A member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, Mr. Toenjes also belonged to the International Union of Operating Engineers (No. 49) and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Surviving are his wife–Pat, Audubon; two sons–Timothy, Maple Grove, and Christopher (Amy), Grand Rapids; a daughter–Jodi (Brian) Anderson, Kelso, Wash.; his mother–Marie, Monticello; two sisters–Carol (Rich) Hendrickson, Elk River, and Marilyn (Jim) Mansager, Shoreview, and his father-in-law–George Mulcahy, St. Paul.
Preceding Mr. Toenjes in death were his father (who died in 1990), a brother (James, who died in 1963) and his mother-in-law–Hattie Mulcahy.
Visitation: Wednesday, June 28, West-Kjos Funeral Home, 4-8 p.m., with prayer service at 8. Also 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Catholic Church of St. Henry in Monticello.

Kathleen H. Thomson
June 25, 1907–June 30, 2000
Kathleen H. Thomson, 93, a resident of Detroit Lakes since 1977, died Friday, June 30, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where she had lived since 1993.
There was a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, from the West-Kjos Chapel in Detroit Lakes, with Nathan Strunk officiating. Jane Ballard was the organist and the soloist was Beverly Wething.
Interment was at the Bathgate (N. D.) Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Kathleen H. Henderson, daughter of John and Anne Brown Henderson, was born June 25, 1907, in Winnipeg, Man., Canada.
She grew up and attended school at Bathgate, N. D., attended business college in Grand Forks, N. D., and married Herbert G. Thomson at Cavalier, N. D., on Oct. 29, 1929.
Mrs. Thomson was the administrator of the Pioneer Rest Home in Bathgate for many years until retiring and moving to Detroit Lakes in 1977.
A member of the United Methodist Church, she belonged to the Susanna Club of the United Methodist Church of Detroit Lakes, was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star and was a member of the Eastern Star Past Matrons Club.
Surviving are two daughters–Muriel Mollberg, Detroit Lakes, and Mary Jane (Gary) Cuffe, Hawthorne, Calif. There are 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Thomson in death were her husband (who died in 1967), her parents, a son (John, who died in infancy), two brothers (Ralph and David) and two sisters (Isabel Capp and Mary Foster).

Erma M. McDonald
Jan. 16, 1910–July 24, 2000
Erma M. McDonald, 90, died Monday, July 24, at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral was at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Fr. Jerry Rogers officiated at the funeral and music was by the Holy Rosary Music Ministry.
Interment was at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were David McDonald, Craig McDonald, Paul McDonald, Kevin McDonald, Douglas Johnson, Dorn Johnson, Mark Hornstein, Donald Hornstein, Michael Hornstein, Chris Mikkelson and Stephen Mikkelson.
Erma M. Exner, daughter of Hubert and Augusta Appel Exner, was born at Browns Valley on Jan. 16, 1910, and moved with her family to LaMoure, N. D., where she graduated from high school (Class of 1927).
On Dec. 9, 1929, she and Clarence McDonald were married in Fergus Falls. They lived in the North Dakota cities of Jamestown, Edgely and Fargo before moving to Detroit Lakes in 1976.
Surviving are two sons–Clarence Jr. (Donna), Wimbeldon, N. D., and Dennis (Patricia), West Fargo; three daughters–Marlee Johnson, Grand Rapids; Marlys (Gene) Hornstein, Kokomo, Ind., and Jeanne (Thomas) Mikkelson, Madison, Wis., and a brother–Vernon (Clara) Exner, Boise, Idaho. There are 24 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. McDonald in death were her husband (who died in 1994), five grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.

Louise Magill McNellis
Jan. 19, 1926–June 25, 2000
Louise Magill McNellis, 74, formerly of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, June 25, at her home near Hudson, Wis.
There will be a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 3, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Stillwater.
Louise Magill, daughter of William Harry and Sara Lucille Bristol Magill, was born at Fargo on Jan. 19, 1926.
She and her husband (James McNellis) lived in Detroit Lakes from 1950-58 and then moved with their five children to a dairy farm near Hammond, Wis. She bought a home at Perch Lake near Hudson in 1973.
Surviving are four daughters–Kathy (Calvin) Glomb, Omaha, Nebr.; Betsy (Ron) Colbeth, Loveland, Colo.; Mary (Steve Gates) McNellis, Stillwater, and Lucy (Pat Collins) McNellis, Hudson, Wis.; a son–Dan McNellis, Parker, Colo.; a brother–Dr. Gordon Magill, New York; a sister-in-law–Mary Catherine McNellis, White Bear Lake, and a brother-in-law–Joe McNellis, Pennsylvania. There ard 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. McNellis in death were her parents, a brother (William Magill Jr.), a sister (Jeanne Moore) and her husband.
Memorials: Preferred to family.

Eric Hoopman
June 24, 2000–June 24, 2000
Eric Hoopman, infant son of Eric Hoopman and Angela Livingood of Detroit Lakes, was born and died on Saturday, June 24, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, from the David-Donehower Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Cook officiating.
Interment was at the Ogema Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Surviving are his parents; his grandparents–Barb Livingood and Mike and Lolly Livingood, all of Detroit Lakes; Larry and Jan Hoopman, International Falls, and Angela Kirk, Littlefork; great-grandparents–Leona Bisson and Mae and Dean Livingood, all Detroit Lakes, and Laura Kirk, International Falls, and his great-great-grandmother–Amelia Hefta, Forest River, N. D.

Ione R. Clark
March 25, 1939–June 25, 2000
Ione R. Clark, 61, died at her home in Detroit Lakes on Sunday, June 25.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, from Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Ogema, with Fr. Mietek Bajek officiating.
Interment was at the Ogema City Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Geoff Jones, Alvin White, Steve Anywaush, Richard Zima, Andrew Perrson and Greg Vogt.
Ione Clark, daughter of Owen and Ileane Warren Clark, was born March 25, 1939, in White Earth.
She grew up in White Earth, graduated from Waubun High School (Class of 1956) and moved to Minneapolis, where she worked for eight years before marrying Ray Thomas Waukazo of Robbinsdale.
Over the years, she cared for a number of foster children.
Surviving are a son–Ray Thomas Waukazo Jr., Bemidji; three brothers–Patrick Clark, Ogema; Terry (Debra) Clark, Detroit Lakes, and Larry Joseph (Robbin) Clark, Kuntztown, Pa., and two sisters–Barbara (John) Vogt, Detroit Lakes, and Margaret (Francis) Anywaush, Bemidji. There are a number of nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were a son–William O. Waukazo, who died in infancy; her parents, and a sister (Carol Jean Clark).

Lawrence F. Noll
Feb. 24, 1916–July 1, 2000
Lawrence F. Noll, 84, died Saturday, July 1, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center, where he had been a resident the past year-and-a-half.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Interment was at the church cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence Frank Noll, son of Peter and Anna Wolschlager Noll, was born at Detroit Lakes on Feb. 24, 1916.
He grew up here, attended Holy Rosary School and then attended St. John’s Prep at Collegeville.
After attending St. John’s Prep, he farmed for a number of years near Detroit Lakes and–on May 1, 1943–married Elizabeth "Betty" Hansen in Detroit Lakes.
They farmed near Detroit Lakes and he also worked for the Detroit Lakes-Fargo Ice Co. before moving to Gary, Ind., in 1956.
He worked as a millwright for the Youngstown Sheet and Tool Co. in East Chicago, Ind., until retiring in 1978 and returning to Detroit Lakes.
Mr. Noll was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, of the Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus and of the Detroit Lakes Eagles Club. He also bowled for the Knights of Columbus and Eagles teams.
Surviving are his wife–Betty, Detroit Lakes; two sons–Stephen (Kay), Detroit Lakes, and Curtis (Donna), Hawley; four daughters–Barbara (Tom) Hanlon, Detroit Lakes; Eileen (Tom) Reading, Rolling Meadows, Ill.; Susan (Mike) Crisp, Crown Point, Ind., and Kathy (Ed) LeFleur, Burns Harbor, Ind.; a brother–Vince (Donna) Nester, Detroit Lakes, and three sisters–Clara Friesen, Vergas; Delores Harmon, Mesa, Ariz., and Helen Knopf, Detroit Lakes. There are 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth A. "Liz" Schiller
Dec. 13, 1923–June 29, 2000
Rites were at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 3, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes for Elizabeth A. "Liz" Schiller.
Mrs. Schiller, 76, the widow of Paul R. Schiller, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Thursday, June 29.
Fr. Jerry Rogers officiated at the funeral and music was by the Holy Rosary Music Ministry.
Interment was at Holy Rosary Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Matt Schiller, Anthony Schiller, Paul Gregersen, Milt Kraemer, Dick Ruegemer and John Jacoby.
Elizabeth McCarthy, daughter of Clarence and Catherine Fraser McCarthy, was born at Detroit Lakes on Dec. 13, 1923.
She grew up here, graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1941) and–on July 31, 1944–married Paul R. Schiller in Detroit Lakes.
The Schillers took over the insurance agency owned by Mrs. Schiller’s father, with the name of the firm becoming Schiller Insurance in 1946. Upon the death of her husband on Sept. 11, 1970, Mrs. Schiller again became active in the insurance agency after spending many years at home raising her family.
Mrs. Schiller, who was proud of her Irish heritage, was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and of the Christian Mothers.
Surviving are four sons–Dave (Meg), Steve (Kay), Gerry (Linda) and Mike (Jackie), all Detroit Lakes; three daughters–Nancy (Dennis) Miley, Wadena, and Beth (Marv) Gregersen and Barb Grimsley, both Detroit Lakes; two brothers–Joe (Ethel) McCarthy, Albany, and Jim (Liz) McCarthy, Detroit Lakes, and three sisters–Mary Brandser, Hawley, and Rosemary Bliss and Pat Kraemer, both St. Cloud. There are 22 grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Schiller also was preceded in death by a daughter (who died in infancy), a grand-daughter, her parents, two sisters (Kate Jacoby and Marlene Ruegemer) and three brothers (George, Frank and Tom).

Myra Burlingame
Aug. 23, 1923–June 30, 2000
Myra Burlingame, 76, the widow of James C. Burlingame, died at her home in Detroit Lakes on Friday, June 30.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 3, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Fr. Jerry Rogers officiating. Music was by the Holy Rosary Music Ministry.
Interment was at the church cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Aaron Burlingame, Tom Boock, Larry Mack, Henry Mack, Bill Stallman and Marie Burlingame.
Myra Halvorson, daughter of John and Mable Speten Halvorson, was born at Callaway on Aug. 23, 1923, grew up and attended school in the Shell Lake area of Becker County and then worked as a waitress at the Graystone Hotel in Detroit Lakes.
On June 1, 1949, she and James C. Burlingame were married in Ponsford.
She worked with her husband, who owned Murphy’s Bakery in Detroit Lakes from 1960-70.
A member of Jess-Omundson Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Detroit Lakes, Mrs. Burlingame enjoyed gardening, fishing and working crossword puzzles.
Surviving are four sons–James (Shelly), New Richmond, Wis.; Gary and Charles (Kathy), both Detroit Lakes, and Douglas, Flasher, N. D.; two brothers–Jack Halvorson, Detroit Lakes, and Walt (Helen) Halvorson, Ponsford, and three sisters–Mildred Boock and Shirley Sandberg, both Detroit Lakes, and Irene (Jim) Mack, Ponsford. There are nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Burlingame was preceded in death by her husband (who died May 30, 1996), a son (Greg), her parents, a brother (Philip Halvorson) and three sisters (Mae Schott, Goldie Thunstrom and LaVone Nugent).

Robert L. Moe
April 10, 1960–June 26, 2000
Services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, from the David-Donehower Chapel in Detroit Lakes for Robert L. Moe.
Mr. Moe, 40, who had lived in Detroit Lakes since last December, died Monday, June 26, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident near Belle Plaine in Scott County.
Rev. Arthur Skoog officiated at the funeral.
Interment was at Woodland Cemetery at New York Mills, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Robert Lee Moe was born at Munich, Germany, on April 10, 1960, and moved with his family as a child to the United States.
He attended school in Pennsylvania and then lived in the Philadelphia area until moving to Minnesota in 1989, where he worked as a home builder in various Minnesota towns.
On Aug. 7, 1990, Mr. Moe and Sharon Anderson were married in Bemidji and lived there, where he was employed as a carpenter. They moved to Shakopee in 1993 and then to Detroit Lakes late last year.
Mr. Moe enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and being outdoors.
Surviving are his wife–Sharon; a son–Michael Quickel, Gap, Pa.; a step-son–Chris Anderson, Burnsville; three daughters–Tiffany Rose Moe, at home, and Tracy and Bobbi Moe, both of Gap, Pa.; his father–Donald Moe, Cleveland, Ohio; his foster parents–Dave Hiel and Karen Hiel, Newcumberland, Pa.; a brother–Bernie Moe, Cleveland, Ohio; a sister–Suzanne Overling, Chaska, and his mother-in-law–Esther Anderson, Detroit Lakes. There are a number of nieces and nephews.

Orville A. Mayer
Oct. 4, 1927–July 8, 2000
Orville A. Mayer, 72, a retired official of Snappy, Inc., in Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 8, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center.
There was a memorial service on Monday, July 10, from the Furey Chapel in Frazee, with the Rev. William Aufdenkamp officiating.
Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Orville Alfred Mayer, son of Alfred and Anne Nybo Mayer, was born at Bend, Ore., on Oct. 4, 1927.
He moved with his family to Frazee, where he attended school, graduated from Frazee High School (Class of 1945) and then served with the U. S. Marine Corps from June 23, 1945, to Aug. 19, 1946.
On March 31, 1949, Mr. Mayer and Clarice Bartel were married at Evergreen.
He joined Snappy, Inc., in 1957, worked his way up through the ranks and eventually served as president and general manager of the firm. Mr. Mayer received a number of employee awards.
A member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, he served on church boards and also was active in Frazee civic affairs. He served on the Frazee School Board and was a member of the Frazee unit of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are his wife–Clarice, Frazee, and two daughters–Cheryl (Gene) Johnston, Albany, Ore., and Lori (Jerry) Warntjes, Burlington, Wis. There are five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Mayer in death were his parents, a daughter (Mary), a granddaughter and a step-grandson.

Eleanor C. Swenson
July 4, 1918–July 7, 2000
Eleanor C. Swenson, 82, the widow of Gustav A. "Gus" Swenson, died at Emmanuel Nursing Home on Friday, July 7, where she had been a resident since June.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 14, from Trinity Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Kenneth E. Vollmers officiating. Pat Benson will be the organist and the soloist will be Leah Geistfeld.
Interment will be at Eksjo Lutheran Cemetery west of Lake Park.
Eleanor C. Pfeifer, daughter of Fredrick and Nellie Pfeifer, was born at Lake Park on July 4, 1918.
She and Gustav Swenson were married at Lake Park on Jan. 1, 1938.
A longtime Detroit Lakes resident, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Surviving are a daughter–Annette Geistfeld, Tucson, Ariz., and a brother–Forest Pfeifer, Detroit Lakes. There are three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Preceding Mrs. Swenson in death were her husband (who died in November, 1987) and a son (W. Fredrick).
Memorials: Preferred to Trinity Lutheran music program.

Adeline Utke
June 15, 1911–July 6, 2000
Adeline Utke, 89, died Thursday, July 6, at St. Joseph Care Center in Port Charlotte, Fla.
Adeline Schoessow, daughter of Richard and Emma Schoessow, was born June 15, 1911, in Chaffee, N. D.
She married Howard Utke on Nov. 27, 1935.
Mrs. Utke had lived in North Dakota her entire life until spending the last six months as a resident of Florida.
Surviving are two sons–Gene Utke, Arcadia, Fla., and Jay Utke, Rochert, and three brothers–John Schoessow, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Glenn Schoessow, Gainsville, Fla., and Earl Schoessow, Sun City, Ariz. There are five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband, who died March 11, 1966.
Interment was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Embden, N. D.
The Paul Schmidt Funeral Home of Port Charlotte, Fla., had charge of arrangements.

Lois R. Ohman
July 26, 1931–July 3, 2000
Services were at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, from the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes for Lois R. Ohman.
Lois Ohman, 68, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Park Rapids on Monday, July 3.
Reva Husby officiated at the funeral, Mary Jo Suttie was the organist and the soloist was Kim Schnitzer.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Sheldon Olson, Jonathan Olson, Mike Holtgrewe, Jeff Ohman, Peter Ohman and Wade Moore.
Lois Ohman, daughter of Conrad and Gladys Johnson Ohman, was born at Audubon on July 26, 1931.
She grew up in Detroit Lakes, graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1949) and received a teaching degree at St. Cloud State University.
Miss Ohman taught in the Twin Cities, at San Bernadino, Calif., at Moses Lake, Wash., and then moved to Moorhead, where she taught for 22 years at the Washington Elementary School. She retired in 1992 after teaching for 38 years.
She had been a resident at Walker since April, 1999.
A life member of the Minnesota Education Association and the National Education Association, she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Moorhead.
Surviving are two brothers–Darrell (Avis) Ohman, Fargo, and Wesley (Dolores) Ohman, St. Paul. A nephew, four nieces, five grand-nephews and four grand-nieces also survive.
Miss Ohman was preceded in death by her parents.

Clarence L. Schultz
Feb. 26, 1911–July 4, 2000
Clarence L. Schultz, 89, died at his home in Frazee on Tuesday, July 4.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 7, from the Frazee United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Barbara Bolz officiating.
Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Clarence Leonard Schultz, son of Albert and Lillie Waalk Schultz, was born at Frazee on Feb. 26, 1911.
He was raised and attended school in Frazee and then worked with his father in a sawmill he owned in Frazee.
On Sept. 16, 1936, Mr. Schultz and Bessie L. Hand were married.
Mr. Schultz enjoyed playing cards at the senior center, going for car rides and hunting and fishing.
Surviving are two brothers–Floyd (LaVonne), Frazee, and Rudy (Phyllis), Antioch, Calif., and three sisters–Alice (Roy) Purcell, Rialto, Calif.; Evelyn (Ralph) Carlson, Moorhead, and Adelina (Stanley) Simon, New Prague.
Preceding Mr. Schultz in death were his wife (who died Feb. 23, 1985), his parents, three brothers (Frank, Wilfred and LeRoy) and two sisters (Tiny and Viola).

Faye C. Southwell
May 18, 1906–July 5, 2000
Faye C. Southwell, 94, died Wednesday, July 5, at the Frazee Care Center, where she had been a resident since January, 1996.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, from the Frazee Care Center, with the Rev. Barbara Bolz officiating.
Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Faye Caroline Olson, daughter of Alfred and Signe Mattson Olson, was born at Bertha, Nebr., on May 18, 1906, where she was raised and where she attended the Divide Center School in Burt County.
Following school, she worked as a nanny in the Craig, Nebr., area and–in September, 1925–married Milon Southwell.
They lived in Bertha, where she worked in a grocery store, and then moved to Frazee in 1954, where she worked at the Lakeland Turkey Plant from 1954-68.
A member of Endeavor Rebekah Lodge No. 104 of Detroit Lakes, she also belonged to the United Methodist Church and the UMW of Frazee.
Surviving are a son–Ronald (Barbara) Goodman, Frazee, and a sister–Mabel Beckstrom, Oakland, Nebr. There are six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Southwell in death were her husband (who died in 1963), a son (who died in infancy), four brothers (Ted, Clyde, Raymond and Kenneth) and three sisters (Maude, Edna and Lucille).
Visitation: Sunday, July 9, one hour prior to service at the Frazee Care Center.

Waldo C. Krogman
July 4, 1910–July 9, 2000
A longtime Frazee area resident, Waldo C. Krogman, died Sunday, July 9, at the Frazee Care Center. He was 90.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with the Rev. William Aufdenkamp officiating.
Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Frazee, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Waldo C. Krogman, son of Julius and Dorathea Sievert Krogman, was born July 4, 1910, in Sherman, S. D., moved with his family to Pipestone in southwestern Minnesota and attended school there.
The family then moved to the Frazee area, where Mr. Krogman helped on the family farm.
He was with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Bovey in 1932 and then moved back to the Frazee area and worked at a sawmill owned by Ed Franklin in northeastern Becker County near Ice Cracking Lake.
Mr. Krogman and Louise Wothe were married May 25, 1939, in Frazee.
He later worked for the Northern Pacific Railway Co. and then served with the U. S. Army during World War II and received the Purple Heart after being wounded in action.
Upon receiving his discharge from the armed forces, he rejoined the Northern Pacific Railway Co. and served as a track supervisor for 26 years until retiring on June 1, 1974.
Mrs. Krogman died Nov. 16, 1976, and Mr. Krogman married Maylinda Ketter at Frazee on Oct. 29, 1977.
A charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7702 in Frazee, he served as commander of the post in 1961 and in 1962. He was a volunteer at the Frazee Care Center for over 20 years and made many gifts for his family and friends at his woodworking shop.
Surviving are his wife–Maylinda, Frazee, and four daughters–Marion (Norman) Eidenschink, Moorhead; Marjorie (Norman) Sorensen, Florence, Ore.; Donna (Orlin) Olson, Elbow Lake, and Delores Mellum, Minneapolis. There are eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his first wife, Mr. Krogman also was preceded in death by his parents, a sister (Elsie Tweton), two brothers (John and Eldo) and three grandchildren.

Mary A. Sanden
March 13, 1918–July 7, 2000
Mary A. Sanden, 82, Detroit Lakes, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Friday, July 7.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes.
Fr. Jerry Rogers officiated at the funeral, Kim Schnitzer was the soloist, Scott Mehlhaff was the organist and vocal music also was by the Resurrection Choir.
Interment was at Holy Rosary Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Dennis Morris, Joseph Morris, Ronald Morris, Roger Morris, Gloria Janke, Geraldine Kautzman and Barbara Wilke.
Grandchildren were honorary pallbearers.
Mary Anna Garross, daughter of Thomas and Emma Higgins Garross, was born March 13, 1918, in Bismarck, N. D., and married Brandt Morris at Bismarck on Sept. 14, 1936.
They lived in Bismarck until moving to a farm near Detroit Lakes in 1949. Mrs. Morris also worked at Bunnell’s Recreation, the Erie Jr. and the Fireside.
Mr. Morris died in 1964 and she married Edsel Sanden at Detroit Lakes on Nov. 19, 1966.
They lived in St. Paul, where she worked for the Pearson Candy Co. The Sandens returned to Detroit Lakes in 1985.
Surviving are her husband–Edsel, Detroit Lakes; four sons–Dennis (Peggy) Morris, Okanogan, Wash.; Joseph Morris and Ronald (Carole) Morris, both Detroit Lakes, and Roger (Anne) Morris, Fargo; three daughters–Gloria (Walt) Janke, Omaha, Nebr.; Geraldine (Edward) Kautzman, Mandan, N. D., and Barbara "Bobbi" (Richard) Wilke, Detroit Lakes; a stepson–Timothy (Paula) Sanden, Moorhead; a brother–John Garross, who lives in the state of Washington, and two sisters–Dorothy Howe, Bismarck, N. D., and Margaret Garross, California. There are 19 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
In additiom to her first husband, she also was preceded in death by four brothers and sisters.

Mildred E. Nybo
July 27, 1917–July 5, 2000
Mildred E. Nybo, 82, the widow of Norris Nybo, died Wednesday, July 5, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 10, from First Lutheran Church.
Rev. Mervin Thompson will officiate at the funeral, Juliette Gunderson will be the organist and the soloist will be Clint Felker.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the active pallbearers will be Paul Nybo, Jason Schroeder, Alysha Schroeder, David Nybo, Tracy Nybo, Patrick Schroeder, Bill Nelsen, Trevor Nybo, Shauna Nelsen, Andy Nybo and Keri Rose.
Mildred E. Beck, daughter of John and Anna Lofstom Beck, was born at Detroit Lakes on July 27, 1917.
She grew up in Detroit Lakes, graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1935) and attended the Detroit Lakes Business College.
On July 11, 1941, she and Norris Nybo were married in Detroit Lakes.
Mrs. Nybo joined the Minnesota Department of Motor Vehicles as the first deputy registrar for the state and then for Becker County and retired in 1979 after working for 35 years.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church.
Surviving are two sons–Paul (Christine) Nybo and David Nybo, both Detroit Lakes; a daughter–Noreen (Bill) Schroeder, Wentzville, Mo.; a brother–Marvin Beck, Detroit Lakes, and a sister–Lorraine Mackner, Detroit Lakes. There are 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Nybo in death were her husband (who died Jan. 25, 1994), a daughter (Nancy, who died Sept. 5, 1979), her parents, a grandson, two brothers and a sister.
Visitation: Sunday, July 9, West-Kjos Funeral Home, 3-7 p.m. and also one hour prior to funeral on Monday at First Lutheran Church.

Lori Gillespie
Jan. 19, 1954–July 4, 2000
Lori Gillespie, 46, the former Lori Larson of Audubon and a resident of Phoenix Ariz., died Tuesday, July 4, at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria.
There was a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 at First Lutheran Church in Audubon.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Phoenix.
Lori Larson, daughter of Everett and LaVanche Nyblad Larson, was born at Grand Forks, N. D., on Jan. 19, 1954.
She grew up in Audubon, graduated from Audubon High School (Class of 1972) and married Allen "Bud" Gillespie at Audubon on April 21, 1973.
Following their marriage, they lived in the Audubon area until moving to Phoenix in 1986.
Surviving are her husband–Allen, Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters–Allison and Lindsey, both Phoenix; her mother–LaVanche Larson, Audubon; seven brothers–Kim (Kathy) and Jay (Mary), both North Dakota; Lowell (Evie), Pennsylvania; Dale (Arlene) and Byron (Machiko), both Minnesota; Ronnie, Illinois, and Mark (Kathy), Wisconsin, and two sisters–Cathy (Dean) Sunram and Jill (Bob) Timm, both Minnesota.

Gudrun Haddeland
Aug. 25, 1917–July 4, 2000
Gudrun Haddeland, 82, a native of Norway and a longtime Waubun area resident, died at her home on Tuesday, July 4.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 10, from Trinity Lutheran Church in Waubun, with the Rev. Loren Fevig officiating. Carol Christensen will be the organist and special music will be by Gregg Houglum.
Interment will be at Aspelund Cemetery in Flom, with the Mattson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Jesse Haddeland, Josh Haddeland, Karl Haddeland, Jon Haddeland, Patrick Haddeland, Mathew Haddeland, Amy Haddeland, Andreas Kessler, Jody Schiefelbein, Kristin Riccio and Lise Kessler Walters.
Gudrun Berghom, daughter of Andreas and Kristine Berghom, was bon Aug. 25, 1917, in Kvinesdal, Norway, attended school in Norway and married Karl Johan Haddeland in 1937.
The Haddelands came to America with their three children in 1947 and made their home in the Waubun area. Three children were born after they migrated to the United States.
Mrs. Haddeland was employed for many years at the kitchen at Waubun High School and later worked as a home health aide in the area.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Trinity Ladies Aid, was a charter member of the Sons of Norway in Detroit Lakes and was a den mother for the Waubun Cub Scout Troop.
She enjoyed gardening, knitting and made several trips to her native country of Norway.
Surviving are four sons–Kaare (Kathi) and Peter (Sandy), both of Waubun; William (Connie), Edina, and Steven (Debbie) Apple Valley’ two daughters–Gerd Kessler, Sante Fe, N. M., and Lila (Dennis) Trandem, Bagley, and a sister–Maria, Norway. There are 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband (who died in 1999), four brothers (Bernt, Olav, Haakon and Sverre), a sister (Klara) and two sons-in-law (Len Kessler and Larry Miller).

Donald W. Kohler Sr.
Sept. 8, 1913–July 8, 2000
Donald W. Kohler Sr., 86, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 8, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Audubon.
Rev. Ernest Geistfeld officiated at the funeral, Robin Huseby was the organist and the soloist was Trudy Briard.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Richard Vareberg, Richard Larson, Peter Anderson, Arthur Kohler III, Gary Caruth and James Caruth.
The honorary pallbearers included Brian Helmer, Jeff Helmer, Wallace Bloom, Carl Lundberg, Dean Gilbertson, Eugene Kohler and Arlum Anderson.
Donald W. Kohler, son of Julius and Julia Johnson Kohler, was born Sept. 8, 1913, in Hamden Township of Becker County (near Audubon).
He grew up near Audubon, attended School District No. 44 and then worked on the farm until buying a milk route and hauling cream for the Land O’Lakes Cooperative Creamery in Detroit Lakes.
Mr. Kohler and May C. Peterson were married at Ulen on Aug. 3, 1940.
He also drove truck for the milk drying plant in Detroit Lakes and for Art Kohler Trucking of Audubon.
In 1950, Mr. Kohler joined the Sweetman Construction Co. of Sioux Falls, S. D., as a crane operator and was involved in building bridges throughout South Dakota.
He returned to Detroit Lakes in 1975 and resumed driving truck for his brother at Kohler Trucking in Audubon until retiring in 1978.
Mr. Kohler was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Audubon.
Surviving are two sons–Donald Jr., Detroit Lakes, and David (Beverly), Adrian, and four sisters–Louise Rice, Detroit Lakes; Verna Bloom, Lake Park; Mildred Caruth, Willernie, and Isabelle (Lowell) Gilbertson, Henderson, Nev. there are five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Kohler in death were his parents, his wife (who died Dec. 17, 1996), two brothers (Arthur and Wilferd, who died in infancy) and two sisters (Florence Nelson and Hazel Anderson).

Troy Allen Kimball
April 3, 1974–June 30, 2000
Troy Allen Kimball, 26, Menahga, died Friday, June 30, from injuries received in a Becker County motor vehicle accident.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, from Bethany Lutheran Church in Spruce Grove Township, with Rev. Mark Manning and Rev. Kurt K. Jacobson officiating. Shirley Anderson was the organist.
Interment was at the church cemetery, with the Cardini-Behrens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The pallbearers were Arlen Huwe, Kailen Collette, Thor LeCount, Rusty Hammer, Chad Blair, Shane Arola and Randy Wyman.
Serving as the honorary pallbearers were Justin Wyman, Joe Butler, Rich Lahren, Shane Koski, Christopher Erickson, Chad Burkman and Peyton Burkman.
Military rites were by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8165 of Wolf Lake.
Troy Allen Kimball, son of Ernest and Darlene Arola Kimball, was born in Perham on April 3, 1974, and was raised in Spruce Grove Township.
He attended Menahga schools, graduated from Menahga High School (Class of 1992) and served on active duty for two-and-a-half years with the U. S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Upon receiving his discharge from the U. S. Army, he returned to the Menahga area, was employed at turkey farms and, at the time of his death, was helping his parents in their landscaping business (Yards and More) in Detroit Lakes.
He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, basketball, baseball and football, as well as reading and writing stories about hunting and fishing experiences.
Surviving are a daughter–Breawna and her mother (Jenifer Hemm), Darwin; his parents–Ernest and Darlene Kimball, Menahga; a sister–Sharon Kimball, Menahga; two brothers–Scott Kimball and Michael Kimball, both Menahga, and his maternal grandparents–Woodrow and Harriet Arola, Frazee. There is one niece and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents (Clark and Elizabeth Kimball).

Helen Herron
Aug. 2, 1910–July 1, 2000
Helen Herron, 89, the former Helen Arneson, died Saturday, July 1.
Helen Arneson, daughter of Bernt and Mary Arneson, was born Aug. 2, 1910, and grew up in the Detroit Lakes/Audubon area.
She was first married to Frank Pederson and later married Larry Herron.
Surviving is a daughter–Marlys Wolden, Fresno, Calif. There are five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband (Larry Herron) and a daughter (Lois Lind).
Interment was at the Boulder City, Nev., Veterans Cemetery.

Raymond P. Laney
May 21, 1932–July 10, 2000
Raymond P. Laney, 68, a resident of the Audubon area since 1973, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Monday, July 10.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, from Eksjo Lutheran Church west of Lake Park.
Interment will be at the church cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Laney, son of Lawrence and Alice Nelson Laney, was born at Underwood on May 21, 1932, and grew up at Henning and Deer Creek, where he attended school.
On. Sept. 22, 1951, Mr. Laney and Gail Erickson were married at Lake Park.
Mr. Laney worked in the Twin Cities, then purchased a farm at Delano and moved to Audubon in 1973 and continued to farm. He retired in 1990. They continued to live on the farm in retirement.
Surviving are his wife–Gail, Audubon; three sons–Dan (Connie), Howard Lake; Mitchell (Rebecca), Audubon, and Kevin (Mary), Lake Park; a daughter–Kathleen (Mark) Reineccius, Audubon; his mother–Alice Laney, Annandale; six brothers–Lindy (LouAnn) and Douglas, both Annandale; Ronald (Terry), South Haven; Richard (Ardelle), St. Louis Park; Stephen (Joyce), Fairhaven, and Jon (Gloria), Kingston, and a sister–Gayle (Odus) Schier, Dover, Tenn. There are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Laney in death were his father and a brother.
Visitation: Wednesday, July 12, David-Donehower Funeral Home, 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7.

H. Alton Stearns
Nov. 23, 1904–July 8, 2000
H. Alton Stearns, 95, a lifelong Becker County resident, died at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center on Saturday, July 8.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, from the West-Kjos Chapel.
Rev. Timothy F. Riley officiated at the funeral, David Shaleen was the organist and the soloist was Jodie Shaleen.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Glenn Stearns, Brad Hasselblad, Richard Stearns, Ross Hasselblad, Allan Stearns and Dick Kronick.
The honorary pallbearers included Dan Stearns, Karin Garza, Shelly Stearns, Trevor Eytcheson and Dana Ralph.
Henry Alton Stearns, son of John and Emma Rennawanz Stearns, was born in Erie Township of Becker County on Nov. 23, 1904.
He married Ruth Benson on Oct. 14, 1938, and she died April 27, 1974. On May 11, 1984, he married Ella Harjes Rennewanz. She died March 15, 2000.
Mr. Stearns was employed in road construction work from 1926-63, then was named the Detroit Lakes city assessor and served in that capacity until retiring in 1973.
He served on the School District No. 40 School Board for several years and served two terms on the Detroit Lakes City Council. While a city alderman, he promoted the establishment of Crovisier Park and was a charter member of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club. He also belonged to the Becker County Historical Society.
Surviving are two sons–Richard (Shirley) Stearns, Fargo, and Glenn (Adrienne) Stearns, Audubon, and a daughter–Audrey (Dick) Kronick, Kent, Wash. There are seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his two wives, Mr. Stearns also was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Eleanor Gravelle
March 27, 1926–July 8, 2000
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, from the David-Donehower Chapel in Detroit Lakes for Eleanor Gravelle.
Mrs. Gravelle, 74, died Saturday, July 8, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center.
Rev. Dan C. Abrahams will officiate at the funeral and vocal and instrumental music will be by Shelley Johnson.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor Olson, daughter of Oscar and Emily Olson, was born at Lake Park on March 27, 1926.
She was raised and attended school in the Lake Park/Audubon area and worked as a cook for a supper club near Audubon and at the Lindrud Dime Store in Detroit Lakes.
On Feb. 25, 1947, she and John Gravelle were married in Detroit Lakes.
Mrs. Gravelle also worked as a dental assistant for Dr. A. E. Sander in Detroit Lakes until forced to retire due to ill health.
She was well known for her picture colorizing and her art work.
Surviving are two sons–Donald (Vicki), Detroit Lakes, and Kerry, Oregon. There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a son (Craig) and two brothers (Ernest and Norman).
Visitation: One hour prior to funeral at David-Donehower Chapel.

Lillian A. Groth
March 18, 1945–July 10, 2000
Lillian A. Groth, 55, died at her home in Wolf Lake on Monday, July 10.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 14, from Gethsemane Lutheran Church at Snellman.
Rev. Bernie Lutz and Rev. Carlton Kangas will officiate at the funeral.
Interment will be at the Wolf Lake Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Arnold Huwe, Eldon Kangas, Arlen Kangas, Howard Kangas, Daniel Bartel and Wayne Caughey.
Honorary pallbearers will include members of the Wolf Lake Rescue Squad, David Feldt and the Kangas family.
Lillian Annette Kangas, also known as Lil, the daughter of Leonard and Hilma Yoki Kangas, was born at Detroit Lakes on March 18, 1945.
She was raised at Wolf Lake, graduated from Frazee High School (Class of 1962) and later moved to Racine, Wis.
On Nov. 19, 1967, Lillian Kangas and Fred Groth were married in Racine. They moved to Wolf Lake in 1977.
Mrs. Groth spent 23 years in the employment of the Frazee School District, was a founding member of the Wolf Lake Rescue Squad, was a board member of the Wolf Lake Wolf Pack baseball team, was known as the "voice" of the ball team since she was the announcer at the games and also supervised the Wolf Lake Summer Recreation Program.
A member of Christ Lutheran Church at Wolf Lake, she taught Sunday School for many years.
Surviving are her husband–Fred, Wolf Lake; two daughters–Tracy and LeAnn, both Minneapolis; her mother–Hilma, Wolf Lake; two sisters–Mary Bartel, Wolf Lake, and Dagne Kangas, Elk River, and nine brothers–John (Nancy), White Bear Lake; Ivan (Kathy), Ramsey; Irving and Merlin (Cindy), both Princeton; Steve, Minneapolis; Carlton (Jane), Augusta, Wis.; Arlen (Yvonne), Detroit Lakes); Eldon (Michelle), Baxter, and Howard (Terri), Perham.
Visitation: Thursday, July 13, David-Donehower Chapel, 4-7 p.m. Also one hour prior to funeral on Friday at Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

Maxine J. Edenstrom
Aug. 19, 1914–July 11, 2000
Maxine J. Edenstrom, 85, died Tuesday, July 11, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 1996.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, from the Emmanuel Chapel, with Vicki Marthaler, the Emmanuel lay chaplain, officiating.
Interment will be at Eagle Cemetery in Christine, N. D., with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Ronald Moitzfield, Donald Moitzfield, Donald Moitzfield Jr., Carl Moitzfield and Douglas Johnson.
Maxine Moitzfield, daughter of Otto and Eva Nelson Moitzfield, was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Iowa County, Ia.
She grew up and attended school in Iowa County and married Milton Aiken in 1932 in Iowa..
Since her husband was serving in the military, they lived at various places over the years.
On March 17, 1966, she and Morris Edenstrom were married in Denver, Colo. They lived in Colorado until moving to Detroit Lakes in 1995.
Surviving are five daughters–Hazel Moss, El Paso, Tex.; Marilyn (Lawrence) Rutherford, Battle Creek, Mich.; Dolores (Paul) Carbone, Franklin, Mass.; Charlene (Nobile) Bortolussi, Augusta, Mich., and Sharon (Douglas) Johnson, Rochert, and three brothers–Carl (Helen) Moitzfield and Ronald (Mildred) Moitzfield, both Des Moines, Ia., and Donald (Bev) Moitzfield, Fox Lake, Ill. There are 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Edenstrom was preceded in death by her first husband (who died in 1977), her second husband (who died April 9, 1997), her parents, a sister (Frances Core), a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
Visitation: Saturday, July 15, one hour prior to funeral at Emmanuel Nursing Home.

Gerald Garvey
There will be a graveside committal service at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes for Gerald Garvey.
Mr. Garvey, 65, a resident of Princeton, N. J., died Sunday, April 9, at the Princeton Medical Center. He was the husband of the former Lou Ann Benshoof of Detroit Lakes.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Born in Chicago in 1935, Mr. Garvey attended the University of Notre Dame for two years, earned a bachelor’s degree in 1959 at the U. S. Air Force (USAF) Academy and served as an officer in the USAF until discharged as a captain in 1969. He studied at the Columbia University Russian Language Institute and received a doctorate from Princeton University in 1962.
A political science instructor at the USAF Academy from 1962-64, he joined the Princeton faculty in 1968 as an associate professor and became a professor in 1972.
Prior to his appointment at Princeton, he served in a variety of government positions, including defense policy analyst, office of the vice-chief of staff for the U. S. Air Force (1964), executive director of the President’s Cabinet Task Force on U. S. Indian Policy (1968) and director of planning and special projects for the U. S. Federal Power Commission (1966-68).
Mr. Garvey was a frequent consultant to the federal government and most recently was a consultant to the director at the Air Policy Office of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (1989-90).
At Princeton, he taught American Democracy, American Bureaucracy and Public Administration, the Politics of Corporate Governance and other courses in American constitutional interpretation and political thought.
Mr. Garvey was co-master of Princeton Inn College (now Forbes College) from 1977-80 and was master of Stevenson Hall from 1970-74.He served on the University Research Board from 1970-74 and participated in the Woodrow Wilson School summer institutes for federal officials in 1991 and in 1992.
He was presented the Stanley Kelley Teaching Award, given by the Department of Politics, for distinguished teaching in 1999.
During the early 1950’s and while living in Chicago, he was an NBC actor in commercials, live dramas and a science program known as "Mr. Wizard."
Surviving are his wife–Lou Ann (his co-master at Princeton Inn College); three sons–Edward, St. Paul; Gregory, Rochester, N. Y., and Scott, Portland, Ore., and a daughter–Sarah, San Francisco, Calif.
Memorials: Preferred to Cancer Institute of New Jersey or the Princeton Medical Center.

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 and Fr. Joe DeCrans 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 conferred by Jess-Omundson Post No. 1676, the Detroit Lakes unit of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Norbert Bernard Inderrieden, son of Bernard and Marie Mehr Inderrieden, was born at Ogema on Aug. 26, 1919.
He attended school at Ogema and served with the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Upon receiving his discharge from the armed forces, Mr. Inderrieden worked at the Studebaker Garage in Detroit Lakes and then was with the Minnesota Department of Conservation (now the Department of Natural Resources) until retiring in 1984.
Norbert Inderrieden and Georgia Burgess were married at Detroit Lakes on Dec. 22, 1949.
Mr. Inderrieden was a member of John Bridges Post No. 15, the Detroit Lakes American Legion chapter, and also was a member and once served as commander of Jess-Omundson Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
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.

Mehrdad Samimi.
Dec. 10, 1956–Aug. 24, 2000
Services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, at the Sunnyside Nursing Home east of Lake Park for Mehrdad Samimi.
Mr. Mamimi, 43, drowned in Boyer Lake near Lake Park on Thursday, Aug. 24.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mehrdad Samimi, son of Yadullah and Moazum Arabi Samimi, was born Dec. 10, 1956, in Tehran, Iran.
He grew up and graduated from high school in Tehran and then moved to the United States.
Mr. Samimi earned a master’s degree in meteorolgy at Iowa State University in Ames and, while there, was a member of the long distance marathon team.
He lived in Iowa until moving to Fargo in 1995 and had been a resident at the Sunnyside Nursing Home since 1997.
Mr. Samimi enjoyed running, Star Wars and the Beatles.
Surviving are his mother–Moazam Arabi, Tehran, Iran; a sister–Minoo Samimi, Tehran, and a brother–Dr. Mehran (Janice) Samimi, Winnipeg, Man., Canada. There is one niece.
Preceding him in death was his father.
 

Milton J. Totland
April 16, 1927–Aug. 28, 2000
Milton J. Totland, 73, a lifelong resident of the Detroit Lakes area, died Monday, Aug. 28, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, from First Lutheran Church.
Rev. David Peterson will officiate at the funeral, Melody Bober will be the pianist and the soloists will be Kim Schnitzer and Solvieg Nordsletten.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Rolland Kjos, James Stenerson, Robert Marine, Roy Somdahl, Paul Johnston, Howard Tyberg, Brian Kittelson and Mark Kittelson.
The honorary pallbearers will include Arvid Anderson, Donald Lynch and the Brown Baggers.
Milton J. Totland, son of Gustave and Olive Engstrand Totland, was born April 16, 1927, in Detroit Township of Becker County, grew up near Detroit Lakes and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1946).
He joined Reid & Wackman Lumber Co. in Detroit Lakes in 1947, a firm which later became the Reid Lumber Co. and then, in 1975, became the Stenerson Lumber Co.
Mr. Totland worked until retiring in 1990 and completing 42 years in the lumber business.
On Sept. 6, 1948, Milton J. Totland and Phyllis Steffen were married in Frazee.
A member of First Lutheran Church, he served on the First Lutheran Church Council, was active in other church affairs and also was a faithful member of the Brown Baggers. For many years, he also belonged to the Detroit Lakes Eagles.
During retirement, he enjoyed helping friends and caring for his yard.
Surviving are his wife–Phyllis, Detroit Lakes; a son–John (Carol Ann) Totland, Fergus Falls; three daughters–Katherine (Bruce) Jacobson, Makanda, Ill.; Karen (Lee) Kittelson, Fergus Falls, and Barbara (Robert) Tomlinson, Sewell, N. J., and a brother–Marvin (Adeline) Totland, Richville. There are eight grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Totland in death were his parents, a brother (Leonard) and a sister (Dorothy).
Visitation: Wednesday, Aug. 30, West-Kjos Funeral Home, 4-8 p.m. Also one hour prior to funeral at First Lutheran Church.

Helga E. Flatau
Aug. 7, 1904–Aug. 29, 2000
Helga E. Flatau, 96, a longtime Frazee area resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Frazee Care Center, where she had resided since 1997.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, with the Rev. William Aufdenkamp officiating.
Interment will be at the Flatau Cemetery, rural Frazee, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Helga Emilia Kastet, daughter of Helge and Eli Tetrud Kastet, was born in Oscar Township of Otter Tail County (near Rothsay) on Aug. 7, 1904.
She was raised in that area, attended school there and then attended normal school in Moorhead and Mankato, where she received her teaching certification.
Helga Kastet later attended cosmetology school at Sauk Centre and worked in a beauty salon there.
Upon moving to Hobart Township of Otter Tail County (near Frazee), she taught school in District No. 233.
On Sept. 17, 1931, she and Fred Flatau were married at Rothsay and made their home and farmed in Hobart Township.
Upon retiring, the Flataus moved to Little McDonald Lake near Frazee.
Surviving are a sister–Mabel Frazee, Pelican Rapids, and a sister-in-law–Luella Cook, Detroit Lakes. There are a number of nieces and nephews.
Preceding Mrs. Flatau in death were her husband (who died Aug. 14, 1989), her parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Visitation: Wednesday, Aug. 30, Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, 4-8 p.m. Also one hour prior to funeral at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Willis Butzke
Jan. 11, 1929–Aug. 28, 2000
Willis Butzke, 71, a resident of Anoka and formerly of Perham, died at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids on Monday, Aug. 28.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vergas, with Rev. Michael Walters officiating.
Interment will be at the church cemetery, with the Furey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Willis Orville Butzke, son of William and Lucille Johnson Butzke, was born at Wadena on Jan. 11, 1929.
He was raised and attended school in Perham, graduated from Perham High School (Class of 1947) and then moved to Grand Forks, N. D., where he was employed by the University of North Dakota (UND).
Mr. Butzke served three years in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and, upon receiving his discharge, was employed by the Twin City Arsenal at New Brighton.
On June 7, 1952, Mr. Butzke and Phyllis Bunkowski were married at Vergas.
They moved to Forest Lake, where he worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT).
The Butzkes later lived in Mahnomen, Fergus Falls, Blaine and Anoka while he was employed with Mn/DOT. He retired in 1991.
Surviving are his wife–Phyllis, Anoka; two daughters–Lucille (David) Norman and Jolene (Orlando Ricardo) Butzke, both St. Paul; two sons–Roger, Anoka, and Craig (Nancy Caron), Tualatin, Ore., and two sisters–Adele (Milton) Schrupp, Vergas, and Violet Philpanko, Sacramento, Calif. There are two grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Thursday, Aug. 31, Furey Funeral Home in Vergas, 4-8 p.m. Also one hour prior to funeral on Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Ida Stephens
Nov. 10, 1914–Aug. 15, 2000
Ida Stephens, 85, a native of Ponsford, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash.
There was a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at Messiah Lutheran Church.
Interment was at Northwood Park Cemetery, with the Vancouver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ida Wettels was born at Ponsford on Nov. 10, 1914 and married Leonard “Dutch” Stephens.
Mrs. Stephens was a postal carrier and also was a baker at the Totem Pole and Red Lion at the Quay restaurants.
Surviving are a daughter–Vicky Heath, Yalcot, Wash.; three sons–Don, Woodland, Wash.; Ron, Ridgefield, Wash., and Tom, Battle Ground, Wash.; four sisters–Luella Pritchard, Osage; Alvina Presler, Great Falls, Mont.; Alma McCarren, Yelm, Wash., and MariAnn, Scottsdale, Ariz., and two brothers–Johnnie (Gladys) Wettels, Ponsford, and Harold Wettels, Center, N. D. There are three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband (who died in 1995) and a grandson.

Clara Anderson
Jan. 16, 1902–Aug. 10, 2000
Clara Anderson, 98, a former resident of the Lake Park area, died at the Osakis Community Memorial Home on Thursday, Aug. 10.
There was a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from the Osakis Lutheran Church.
Rev. Ronald Calvert officiated at the service, special music was by the Kongsvinger Quartet and Pat Converse was the organist.
Interment was at Kongsvinger Cemetery at Donnelly, with the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The pallbearers included Henning Awsumb, Chester Larson, Marvin Anderson, Milton Anderson, John Kieffer and Earl Larson.
Clara Larson, daughter of Thorstein and Anna Peterson Larson, was born at Willmar on Jan. 16, 1902, and married Harold A. Anderson at Morris on Oct. 17, 1936.
They farmed for many years in the Lake Park area. Mrs. Anderson served as a Gray Lady at the Sunnyside Nursing Home and later was a nurse’s aide at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. They retired and moved to Osakis in 1967.
While in Osakis, she worked a number of years at the Osakis Community Memorial Home, was a member of the Osakis Lutheran Church, was active in the church choir and also belonged to the CMH Auxiliary.
She enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing and television sports, especially watching the Minnesota Twins.
Surviving are three daughters–Lois (Donald) Gustafson, Osakis; Gloria (Michael) Hviding, Vienna, Va., and Gayle (Richard) Brown, Oakdale, Calif. There are seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents, her husband (who died in 1995), five brothers (Alexander, Christian, Peter, Ole and Joseph) and five sisters (Emma Kieffer, Mary Awsumb, Nora Anderson, Anna Satter and Thora Cooley).

Adeline Burnside
March 11, 1927–Aug. 29, 2000
Services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, from Salem Lutheran Church at Hitterdal for Adeline Burnside.
Mrs. Burnside, 73, a longtime resident of the Hitterdal/Hawley area, died at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo on Tuesday, Aug. 29.
Rev. Jim Hulberg and Rev. Jill Steichen officiated at the funeral, Penny Herzog was the organist and the vocalist was August Frisk.
Interment was at the Hawley Cemetery, with the Vigen-Wright Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Arlen Burnside, Floyd Burnside, LeRoy Burnside, Perry Burnside and Donne Hansen.
Grandchildren were the honorary pallbearers.
Adeline Ethel Bach, daughter of William and Dorothy Bach, was born at Danvers on March, 11, 1927, attended school at Danvers and Hackensack and married Roy Burnside at rural Hawley on Feb. 1, 1945.
They lived on a farm north of Hitterdal, Mr. Burnside died Dec. 22, 1984, and she moved to Hawley in July, 1987.
From 1962 until retiring in 1992, Mrs. Burnside was employed by Swift/Eckrich in Detroit Lakes.
Surviving are four sons–Arlen (Alice) Burnside, North Branch, and LeRoy (Carol), Floyd (Debbie) Burnside and Perry (Karen) Burnside, all of Hawley; a daughter–Vickie (Donne) Hansen, Ulen; her step-mother–Myrtle Bach, and 16 brothers and sisters–Rosie Hostetler, Betty Blanchard, Wilma Grice, Floyd Bach, Janet Wall, James Holmes, Dora Mumford, Johnny Holmes, Cleo Bach, Merton Bach, Marvin Bach, Delbert Bach, Mary Middleton, Judith Dykgraef, Neil Bach and Rodney Bach.
There are 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Burnside also was preceded in death by a grandson, her parents and a brother (Louis Bach).

Richard L. “Dick” Bellows
Feb. 25, 1932–Aug. 31, 2000
Richard L. “Dick” Bellows, 68, a former Detroit Lakes resident, died at Augustana Home in Minneapolis on Thursday, Aug. 31.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, from the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis.
Interment will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, with a graveside service set for 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home has charge of local arrangements. Arrangements in Minneapolis were by the Gearty-Delmore Funeral Home.
Richard L. Bellows was born in Minneapolis on Feb. 25, 1932, and lived in Detroit Lakes from 1959-71.
Surviving are seven children–Rick (Marilyn), Gainsville, Ga.; Linda (Greg Olson), Minneapolis; Lee (Marc) Weinberger, Madison, Wis.; Wendy (Brian) Erdmann, Rice; Steve, St. Cloud; Kim (Brad) Mueller, Lakeville, and Dan (Lynn), Brooklyn Park; a sister–Margaret Pace, Osseo; his former wife–Jackie, Detroit Lakes, and a special friend–Shelia Harrigan, Golden Valley. There are eight grandchildren.
Mr. Bellows was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 25 years.
Preceding him in death were a son (Tony, who died in infancy) and a sister (Lorraine).

Judy Wagner, 48
Judy Wagner, 48, Moorhead, died Thursday, Aug. 31, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.
(David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes). 


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