Miscellaneous Wadena County, Minnesota Obituaries - 2000

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Harry Peake
Rites were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, from Breck Memorial Episcopal Church in Ponsford for Harry Peake.
Mr. Peake, 81, died on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Ah-Gwah-Ching Nursing Home, where he had resided the past two years.
Fr. Mike Smith 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 Gregory Norcross, Robert Butcher, Bobby Butcher, Leonard “Joe” Smith, Charles “Buzzy” Brown and Kenny Arthur.
Melvin Buckanaga Sr., Charles Buckanaga, Bruce Basswood, Darrell Peake, Nathan Adams, Malcom Norcross and Kenneth “Woody” Butcher were the honorary pallbearers.
Harry J. Peake, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peake, was born at Ponsford on June 2, 1918.
He attended the Flandreau (S. D.) Indian School and married Josephine Butcher at Ponsford in 1938.
During World War II, he served with the U. S. Army and returned to Ponsford upon receiving his discharge from the armed forces.
Mr. Peake worked as a logger and later as a custodian at the Pine Point School.
Surviving are two sons–Albert, Minneapolis, and William, Fargo, and a daughter–Mindy Peake, Minneapolis. There are 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife and two daughters (Wyvern and Inez). 
Robert William Maki
Robert William Maki, 50, Wolf Lake, died at his rural Becker County home on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, from the Assembly of God Church in Menahga.
Rev. Steve Bergerson and Rev. Clyde Allebach officiated at the funeral, Steve Bergerson was the organist and there was a vocal duet by Dawn Bergerson and Bernice Kangas.
Interment was at Green Valley Cemetery, with the Cardini-Behrens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Andy Johnston, Terry Arola, Wilbert Hoyhtya, Harry Hilden, Marvin Grivan and Arnold Samuelson.
The honorary pallbearers included Stanley Olsson and Lloyd Haataja.
Military rites were by Guy L McDermeit Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6206 of Menahga.
Robert Maki, son of Willard and Ida Hallikainen Maki, was born at Wadena on April 13, 1949.
He attended Green Valley County School for a year, the Osage Elementary School and then attended Park Rapids High School until he was 16 years of age.
Mr. Maki moved to the Twin Cities, where he was employed by Honeywell and in construction and then enlisted in the U. S. Army, where he served in Korea as a tank sergeant of C-Troop 2/10 Cavalry.
He attended the Detroit Lakes Technical College after his discharge from the armed forces and–on June 8, 1973–married Janet Jenson Allen. They later were divorced.
Mr. Maki farmed, had workhorses and also raised beef cattle.
Surviving are a daughter–Naomi Beth Maki, Wolf Lake; two sons–Clark Bryan Allen, Menahga, and Joshua Peter Maki, Alexandria; his parents–Willard and Ida Maki, Osage; two sisters–Marion (Richard) Carlson, Menahga, and Janice (Allen) Marjamaa, Frazee, and two brothers–Henry Maki, Osage, and John Maki, Wolf Lake. There is one grandson.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents (Peter and Zelma Hallikaianen and Oscar and Madelyn Maki), three aunts and six uncles.

Helen Roy
Helen Roy, 80, the wife of Rog Roy of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, Feb. 5, at Emmanuel Nursing Home.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from First Lutheran Church.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Helen Howick, daughter of Iver and Sophie Hitterdahl Howick, was born at Thief River Falls on Sept. 2, 1919.
She grew up there and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls at the age of 15.
After attending Iowa State University for a year, she was employed at Rexall Drug in Thief River Falls.
On Aug. 20, 1944, Helen Howick and Rog Roy were married in Thief River Falls and lived in Detroit Lakes, where Mr. Roy was involved in the grocery business.
A member of First Lutheran Church for 55 years, Mrs. Roy was active in church matters until forced to stop after becoming afflicted with multiple sclerosis 40 years ago.
She once served as president of the Lincoln Elementary Parent Teachers Association.
Surviving are her husband–Rog, Detroit Lakes; a son–James (Beth), St. Paul, and two daughters–Mary, Eagan, and Virginia (Bob) Grobe, Minnetonka. There are two grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Roy in death were her parents, a sister (Gudrun) and two brothers (Lloyd and Morris).

Gordon Nodsle
Services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from Richwood Lutheran Church for Gordon Nodsle.
Mr. Nodsle, 46, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, Feb. 5, at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo.
The Rev. John W. Lee officiated at the funeral, Jean Erickson was the organist and the soloist was Janice Ramsey.
Serving as the pallbearers were Bruce Bryngelson, Shane Krogstad, Chub McDougal, Allan Krogstad, Tom Egan and Walter Erickson.
The West-Kjos Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Gordon Dale Nodsle, son of Alvin and Grace Lewis Nodsle, was born June 7, 1953, in Detroit Lakes, graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1972) and married Julie Ann Swenson at Richwood Lutheran Church on May 22, 1976.
He was employed as a manager by the Chromarck Corp. until 1984 when he joined Systems Management as a regional manager.
Mr. Nodsle enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, camping, dancing, tinkering with machines and woodworking and had a passion for motorcycles and snowmobiles.
He was a member of Richwood Lutheran Church and Beginning Experiences.
Surviving are a son–Derrick Nodsle, Detroit Lakes; a daughter–Danette Nodsle, Detroit Lakes; a sister–Ida (Gerald) McDougal, Richwood; a brother–Harold (Elvira) Nodsle, Winter Springs, Fla., and a special friend–Barb Super, Bemidji.
Preceding him in death were his parents.

Max Hartman
Max Hartman, 85, formerly of Detroit Lakes, died in San Diego, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
The son of Morris and Rose Hartman, he was born in St. Paul on Jan. 27, 1915, grew up there and then lived in Detroit Lakes most of his adult life.
Along with his father and brothers Sam and John, he owned Hartman Hide & Fur Co., a firm now owned and operated by his nephews, Ed Hartman and Paul Hartman.
Mr. Hartman retired in 1980 and moved to California.
Known as “Popi Max” by his grandchildren, he enjoyed singing and dancing.
Surviving are his wife–Jo, San Diego; two daughters–Corky (Mitch) Einzig, Edina, and Mary Jane (Steve) Harris, San Diego; three sisters–Marian Mayeron, San Diego; Ethel Mayeron, St. Paul, and Nina Desnick, Del Ray Beach, Fla.,; a sister-in-law–Ruth Hartman, Minneapolis, and a brother-in-law–Guy Greengard, Los Angeles, Calif. There are four grandchildren.
Prededing Mr. Hartman in death were his parents, two brothers (Sam and John) and two sisters (Fannie Krupp and Bernice Paper).
The Max Hartman Memorial Fund has been established at the Illusion Theater, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 55407.
Lloyd R. Johnson
Lloyd R. Johnson, 80, a longtime Detroit Lakes area resident, died Sunday, Feb. 6, at Emmanuel Nursing Home.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, from Trinity Lutheran Church.
Rev. Ken Vollmers will officiate at the funeral, Pat Benson will be the organist and the soloists will be Kim Schnitzer and August Frisk.
Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the active pallbearers will be Shawn Nelson, Travis Johnson, Brooke Ketter, Brittany Ketter, Mike Johnson and Bruce Johnson.
The honorary pallbearers will include Audra Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Kelsey Johnson and Karley Johnson.
Military rites will be by Klomstad-Krueger-Kohler Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6033 of Audubon.
Lloyd R. Johnson, son of Theodore and Anne Westberg Johnson, was born at Dale on July 18, 1919.
He attended rural school near Dale and served as a combat infantryman with the U. S. Army during World War II.
Following his discharge from the armed forces, he returned to this area and married Virginia M. Johnson at Lake Park on April 13, 1946.
Mr. Johnson was employed by the Becker County Highway Department until becoming an independent contractor in 1961 when he maintained roads in the townships of Detroit, Audubon, Height of Land, Erie and Richwood. He retired in June, 1996.
The family has lived at their present rural Detroit Lakes home for the past 10 years.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he also belonged to the Klomstad-Krueger-Kohler Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
Surviving are his wife–Virginia, Detroit Lakes; two sons–Russ (Terre) Johnson, Detroit Lakes, and Jan Johnson, Willmar; four daughters–Cheryl Erickson, Perham; Becky (Larry) Nelson, Detroit Lakes; Michele Ketter, Frazee, and Heidi (David) Fingarson, Audubon; three brothers–Carl Johnson, Lake Park, and Harold “Smokey” Johnson and Roger (Vonnie) 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, Pelican Rapids. There are eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Preceding Mr. Johnson in death were his parents, four brothers (Albert, Oliver, George and Ernie), a sister (Hildur) and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, Feb. 9, 4-8 p.m., West-Kjos Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7. Also one hour prior to funeral on Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Paul R. Skarie
Paul R. Skarie, 87, who was well known in area farming circles, died Sunday, Feb. 6, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, from the Lake Park Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Philip Johnson to officiate. Audrey Savig will be the organist.
Interment will be at Hamden Cemetery, with the Vigen-Wright Funeral Home of Lake Park in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Greg Tobias, Christopher Skarie, Paul Skarie, Jamie Skarie, Donald Skarie and Mark Peterson.
Paul Raymond Skarie, son of Herman and Emma Skarie, was born in Hamden Township of Becker County on May 25, 1912.
He graduated from Lake Park High School and married Karen Lauretta Christopherson on Dec. 5, 1943.
The Skaries farmed in Richwood Township north of Detroit Lakes and, while they lived there, Mr. Skarie served on the Richwood Town Board and the Bakke Lutheran Church Council.
He was honored in 1955 by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune for his outstanding efforts in soil conservation.
The Skaries moved to the Skarie homestead north of Lake Park in 1987.
Surviving are four sons–Carl (Corrine) Skarie, Detroit Lakes; Loren (Kathey) Skarie, Vergas; Jim (Heidi) Skarie, Minneapolis, and Wayne (Carol) Skarie, Fargo; a daughter–Sue (Clair) Tettemer, Minneapolis, and two sisters–Harriet (Monty) Mundale, Minneapolis, and June (Kenneth) Reep, Vancouver, Wash. There are nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Skarie in death was his wife, who died in 1992.
Visitation: Wednesday, Feb. 9, 5-7 p.m., Vigen-Wright Funeral Home in Lake Park, and also one hour prior to funeral Thursday at Lake Park Lutheran Church.

Louise M. McCabe
There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, from the David-Donehower Chapel in Detroit Lakes for Louise M. McCabe.
Mrs. McCabe, 93, died at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes on Sunday, Feb. 6.
Rev. Tim Cook will officiate at the service.
Louise Marie Studler, daughter of Adolph and Marie Studler, was born at Hancock on March 9, 1906, and married John McCabe in Brainerd in 1926.
They lived at Moorhead before coming to Detroit Lakes in 1928.
Mrs. McCabe worked as a seamstress in her home and also for Service Cleaners during World War II.
Surviving is a daughter–Mary Lou (Donald) Krabbenhoft, West Fargo. There are 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death was her husband, who died in 1966.
Visitation: One hour prior to service on Saturday at David-Donehower Funeral Chapel.

Vernon Clifton Anderson
Vernon Clifton Anderson, 80, a native of Becker County, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Spokane, Wash.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, from Bethany Lutheran Church in Spruce Grove Township of Becker County.
Rev. Roger Michaelson will officiate at the funeral, Sandy Mickelson will be the organist and the soloist will be Gene Fuchs.
Interment will be at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, with the Cardini-Behrens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The pallbearers will include Brent Anderson, Larry Anderson, Dale Anderson, Don Anderson, Dick Erickson and Gary Fuchs.
Nieces and nephews will be the honorary pallbearers.
Military rites will be by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8165 of Wolf Lake.
Vernon Clifton Anderson, son of Perly and Anna Stangeland Anderson, was born in Becker County on April 13, 1919, and grew up and attended school in the county.
During World War II, Mr. Anderson served with the U. S. Navy and then married Maxine Reasoner in December, 1951, in Omaha, Nebr.
Mr. Anderson worked in drywall construction in Grand Forks and Bismarck in North Dakota and in Spokane, Wash., for more than 50 years.
He was a charter member of the Wolf Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are his wife–Maxine Anderson, Spokane, Wash.; three brothers–Glenn (Alice) Anderson and Marvin (Shirley) Anderson, both Wolf Lake, and Orlin (Marlene) Anderson, Foley, and two sisters–Ardis Fuchs, Sauk Centre, and Lillian (Elwood) Erickson, Champlin. There are several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Mr. Anderson in death were his parents and two brothers (LeRoy, who died in infancy, and Lloyd).
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thora A. M. Hoghaug
Thora A. M. Hoghaug, 95, a native of Detroit Lakes who taught for many years in schools throughout the state, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since 1996.
The funeral was at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, from First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
Rev. David Peterson officiated at the services, while Juliette Gunderson was the organist.
Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were David Gunderson, Mike Gunderson, Mark Gunderson, Bill Gunderson, David Hoghaug, Eric Hoghaug, Matthew Hoghaug, Christopher Hoghaug and Christopher Warren.
Thora A. M. Hoghaug, daughter of Andrew Monson and Gjertrude Smerud Hoghaug, was born at Detroit Lakes on Feb. 12, 1904.
She grew up here, graduated from Detroit Lakes High School (Class of 1922) and earned a degree in teaching at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Miss Hoghaug, who never married, taught history at Rose Creek, Warren, Detroit Lakes and Red Wing until retiring in 1970 and moving back to Detroit Lakes.
A member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Sons of Norway, she enjoyed playing bridge and travel.
Surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents and nine brothers and sisters (Thorman, Gilman, Martin, Ole, Mathilde, Olava, Theo, Albert and Anne Tonetta). 

Lee L. Anderson
Lee L. Anderson, 83, a longtime Frazee businessman, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Frazee Care Center.
There was a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, from the Frazee United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Barbara Bolz officiating.
The Furey Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Lee LeRoy Anderson, son of Elmer and Edith Moore Anderson, was born at Dazey, N. D., on July 12, 1916.
He moved with his family to Pelican Rapids and then to Frazee and graduated from Frazee High School (Class of 1934).
Mr. Anderson attended Dakota Business College in Fargo for two years and married Bernice Anderson at Frazee on Aug. 15, 1938.
He owned and operated several businesses in Frazee, including the Anderson Bus Co., the Chevrolet automobile dealership and the Lee Anderson Clothing Co.
Surviving is a son–Gyle “Doc” (Susan), Detroit Lakes. There are two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Anderson in death were his parents, his wife (who died Nov. 17, 1998) and a brother (Merle).

Maxine E. Morrison
Maxine E. Morrison, 88, a native of Callaway, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
There was a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, from St. Patrick Catholic Church in Brighton, Mich., with Rev. Fr. Dan J. McKean officiating.
Keehn Funeral Home of Brighton had charge of arrangements.
Maxine Bryngelson, daughter of John Claus and Louise Monchamp Bryngelson, was born at Callaway on July 24, 1911.
On July 22, 1944, she and Marvin M. Morrison were married at Detroit, Mich.
She graduated as a registered nurse from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing at Livonia in 1933.
Prior to retiring in 1970, she had been employed with Children’s Hospital and Jennings Hospital, both in Detroit, for many years. She moved to Brighton when retiring.
Surviving are three daughters–Janet Lewinsky, Windsor, Ont., Canada, and Kathleen Hungerford and Miki Morrison, both of Brighton; a son–Kevin Morrison, Brighton, and a sister–Audrey Jacoby, Brighton. There are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Morrison was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1960.

Idella E. Rindy
Idella E. Rindy, 93. who was honored as the outstanding Becker County senior woman in 1978, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Emmanuel Nursing Home.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, from Trinity Lutheran Church.
Rev. Kenneth Vollmers officiated at the service, David Enoiart was the soloist and Pat Benson was the organist.
Interment was at Richwood Lutheran Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Katie Eilertson, Anna Eilertson, Steve Clarke, Sarah Clarke, Gracie Felling, Anthony Bruhn, Amber Bruhn, Taylor Baumler and Kacie Baumler.
Idella Herfindahl, daughter of Ole and Lena Johnson Herfindahl, was born at Lake Park on Jan. 8, 1907, and married George Rindy at Hitterdal on Sept. 18, 1930.
They moved to rural Detroit Lakes in 1948 and operated a farm until 1962.
Mr. Rindy died in 1963 and Mrs. Rindy worked as a cook for the Detroit Lakes Public Schools and at Camp Shawandasee near Detroit Lakes until retiring in 1970.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she also belonged to the Sons of Norway and the Ding-A-Ling Band and also was a volunteer on the Meals on Wheels program.
Surviving is a daughter–Fern (Donald) Bruhn, Detroit Lakes. There are six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she also was preceded in death by a daughter (Dora Eilertson) a son-in-law (Leo Eilertson), nine sisters and three brothers.

Ruby Briggs
Ruby Briggs, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 10, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Moorhead.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, with a 4 p.m. prayer service, at the Korsmo Funeral Chapel in Moorhead.
Mrs. Briggs was the mother of Bill and Curt Briggs of Detroit Lakes.

John R. Tolliver
John R. Tolliver, 77, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Emmanuel Nursing Home.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, from the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, with Rev. Larry Refsland and Chaplain Vicki Marthaler officiating.
The Furey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
John Riley Tolliver, son of Ocie and Effie Cooper Tolliver, was born May 5, 1922, in Sailor Springs, Ill., where he was raised and attended school.
Mr. Tolliver and Velda Miller were married on Aug. 17, 1941.
He became an ordained minister in 1948 after attending Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee, Ill., and served churches in St. David, Ill.; Burt, Ia., and Sioux Falls, S. D.
The Tollivers later moved to Lincoln, Nebr., where he was with the Nebraska State Home for Children and Youths.
Mrs. Tolliver died on Dec. 16, 1983, and he moved to Vergas in February, 1996, and entered Emmanuel in October, 1996.
Surviving are three daughters–Sandra Jackson, Portage, Ind.; Shirley (Allen) Alby, Sioux Falls, S. D., and Judy (Mark) Little, Vergas; two sons–John Jr. “Jay” (Betsy), Lincoln, Nebr., and Rick (Mary), McCook, Nebr.; a brother–Joe Tolliver, St. Anne, Ill., and four sisters–Margaret Ellen Graves, Tulsa, Okla.; Ethel Rhodes, Flora, Ill.; Gloria Belle Watts, Dennard, Ark., and Jeanne (Richard) Lingenfelter, North Pekin, Ill. There are 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers (Delbert, Joy and Odell).

Mary L. Gillette
Mary L. Gillette, 46, Osage, died at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from injuries suffered in a traffic accident.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Shell Lake Township, with Rev. Bill Meyer officiating.
Interment will be at the church cemetery, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mary Meeks, daughter of Louis and Lillian Meeks, was born Aug. 11, 1953, at Detroit Lakes, grew up and attended school in Osage and Park Rapids and graduated from Park Rapids High School.
On July 16, 1973, she and Larry Gillette were married at Sisseton, S. D.
They lived in Moorhead, where she was employed by Silverline Boats and then moved to rural Osage in 1978.
Mrs. Gillette, who enjoyed sewing and crafts, had been employed at the Super Eight Motel in Perham for the past eight years.
Surviving are her husband–Larry; two sons–Dennis, Moorhead, and Ray, Osage; four brothers–Louis Jr. (Elaine) Meeks, Detroit Lakes; William (Mary) Meeks and Charles (Carolyn) Meeks, both Ogema, and Robert Meeks, Faith; her parents–Louis and Lillian Meeks, Osage, and her mother-in-law–Alta Gillette, Moorhead. There are many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Mrs. Gillette in death was a sister (Nancy), who died in infancy.

T. Irene Woodard
T. Irene Woodard, Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. She was 95.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, with Rev. Charles Nethercott and Chaplain Vickie Marthaler officiating.
Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee.
She was born July 21, 1904, in Sumnar, Mich., to John and Lydia (Story) Evey. She moved with her family to Frazee in 1916, where she was raised and educated.
Evey married Loren Woodard on Oct. 5, 1923, in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Detroit Lakes until moving to Pelican Rapids in 1931, where they operated Woodard Electrical Service and the Hillside Motel.
They returned to Detroit Lakes in 1971. Loren died in 1994.
Woodard is survived by: sons Deane of Detroit Lakes, Clarence “Bud” (Gloria) of Bemidji and Owen (June) of Grand Forks, N.D.; daughter Doris (Victor) Davenport, Safety Harbor, Fla.; six grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren.

Robert Deike
Robert Deike, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, Feb. 12, at his home. He was 64.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 16, 5-8 p.m., at the David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., There will also be visitation at the church Thursday one hour prior to the service.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Height of Land Township, rural Detroit Lakes, with Pastor E.R. Wippich officiating.
Interment will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Earl Sorenson, Art Timm, Denis LaCroix, Brian Nelson, Bob Goodloe and Kenny Holgate.
Deike was born Jan. 3, 1936, in Detroit Lakes to Albert and Bessie (Riebhoff) Deike. He was raised and educated here, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1954.
The following year, Deike joined the U.S. Navy and was discharged in 1958.
Deike attended the University of Minnesota before being employed with Sperry Rand Univac.
He married Barbara Ann Engberg on Nov. 15, 1975, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Paul.
He was later employed by Lockheed Martin Tactical Defense Systems in St. Paul, and retired Feb. 27, 1998. Barbara died in February 1996.
Deike is survived by: sons Bradley (Susan) of East Bethel, Matthew (Jamie) of Burlington, Vt., Jeffrey (Nancy) of Big Lake and Mark of Brookfield, Conn.; daughter Jennie Seegal of North St. Paul; brothers Earl (Evelyn) of Fortuna, Calif., Charles (Velda) of Detroit Lakes and Richard (Jane) of Detroit Lakes; and sister Kathryn (Bob) Goodloe of Brooklyn Park.
Deike was preceded in death by his wife.

Ruby Margaret Briggs
Rites were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Moorhead for Ruby Margaret Briggs.
Mrs. Briggs, 91, died Thursday, Feb. 10, at Eventide Lutheran Home.
Interment was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, with the Korsmo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Margaret Nowak, daughter of Thomas and Anna Nowak, was born in Moorhead on June 17, 1908.
She grew up in Moorhead, graduated from Moorhead High School (Class of 1925) and attended Interstate Business College in Fargo.
On March 10, 1936, she and Harold Briggs were married.
Mrs. Briggs worked at the Hamms Brewing Co., was at the American State Bank for an extended period of time and also worked at the Montgomery Ward Store, all in Moorhead.
Before retiring in 1970, she also worked with her husband in Woods Cafe, which they owned and operated.
Mr. and Mrs. Briggs spent the winters in Bradenton, Fla., until Mr. Briggs died in 1987.
She became a resident of Eventide Lutheran Home in February, 1999.
Surviving are two sons–Bill (Mary) Briggs and Curt (Caroline) Briggs, both of Detroit Lakes, and a daughter–Phyllis (Dean) Nelson, Moorhead. There are nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Karen M. Miller
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, March 4, from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul for Karen M. Miller.
Mrs. Miller, 56, a resident of Callaway, died at her home on Thursday, Feb. 10.
The Mattson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Karen Marcella McCoy, daughter of Vernon and Elvira Holling McCoy, was born at Rochester on Jan. 2, 1944.
She grew up in St. Paul, graduated from high school there and attended Anoka Technical College, after which she worked in a dental office in St. Paul.
On July 13, 1985, she and Jerry Miller were married in St. Paul and then moved to Erskine the following year.
She worked with her husband at Miller’s Auto Sales in Mahnomen and also worked at the Superpumper in Mahnomen from 1998-99. The Millers moved to Callaway in June, 1998.
Surviving are her husband–Jerry, Callaway; her mother–Elvira McCoy, St. Paul; two sons–Todd Riemenschneider, Amery, Wis., and Tim Riemenschneider, Coon Rapids; a daughter–Kelly Jo (Craig) Smith, Champlin; three brothers–Phillip (JoAnn) McCoy and Dennis McCoy, both St. Paul, and Jim McCoy, Woodbury, and two sisters–Elaine (Gordon) Whiting, St. Paul, and Beverly Barts, Woodville, Wis. There are three grandchildren.
Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her father.

Dale Grossman
Dale Grossman, 66, a native of this area, died at his home in Crystal, N.D., on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, from Vikur Lutheran Church at Mountain, N.D.
Interment was at the Thingvalla Lutheran Cemetery, rural Mountain, with the Tollefson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Military rites were by Bjornson-Sigfusson American Legion Post No. 227 of Mountain.
Dale Grossman, son of Henry and Edna Iverson Grossman, was born in Lida Township of Otter Tail County on Feb. 2, 1934.
He grew up in that area, graduated from Audubon High School (Class of 1951) and attended the Detroit Lakes Business College.
Mr. Grossman served with the U. S. Army, seeing duty in Germany, and returned to Minnesota following his discharge, where he was employed by various construction companies.
He later moved to North Dakota and worked construction and then worked at a PAR site in Concrete, N.D., beginning in 1970. He retired in October, 1997.
Dale Grossman and Anita Mende were married at Morden, Canada, on Aug. 9, 1990.
A member of Vikur Lutheran Church at Mountain, he also was a member of Bjornson-Sigfusson American Legion Post No. 227 and served as the post commander.
Surviving are his wife–Anita, Crystal, N.D.; three sons–Dean (Debra) Grossman and Marlo (Valerie) Grossman, both Detroit Lakes, and Blair (Diane) Grossman, Cornell, Wis.; two step-daughters–Kim (Roy) Fuhrmann, Webster, and Britt (Scott) Slusar, Hallock; a brother–Duane, Audubon, and a sister–Harriet Somdahl, Detroit Lakes. There are 11 grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Grossman in death were his parents.

Skyler Dean Preston
Skyler Dean Preston, five-month-old son of Lisa (Krueger) and Lonny Preston of Park Rapids, died at St. Joseph’s Area Health Services in Park Rapids on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, from Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids.
Rev. Gene B. Broughton and Rev. Jake Dryhaug officiated at the funeral, Roz Pederson was the organist and the soloist was Faye Ulrich.
Interment was at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Park Rapids, with the Cease Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Joe Foley, Derek Krueger, Stan Preston and Charlie Wehmas.
Skyler Preston was born at Detroit Lakes on Sept. 9, 1999.
Surviving are his parents–Lisa and Lonny Preston, Park Rapids; two sisters–Shanija and April Preston, Park Rapids; a brother–Jeff Preston, Park Rapids; a step-brother–Joe Foley, Bemidji; his maternal grandparents–Dale and JoLeen Krueger, Osage; his maternal great-grandparents–Henry and Mavadell Krueger, Audubon, and his paternal grandparents–Edna Hanson, Park Rapids, and Lawrence (Beverly) Preston, Park Rapids.There are many aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles and cousins.

Michelle Renea “Mickie” Seitz-Kohler
Michelle Renea “Mickie” Seitz-Kohler, 42, Bemidji, died Thursday, Feb. 17, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, from the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji, with the Rev. Bill Goodman officiating.
Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, with the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be David Kintsel, Byron Wilson, Danny Seitz, Jeremy Harstad, Patrick Seitz, Mike Schmerbeck, Eugene “Skip” Seitz and Levi Seitz.
Greg Seitz, Terry Seitz, Ricky Seitz, Jeff Seitz and Randy Seitz will be the honorary pallbearers.
Michelle Renea Seitz, daughter of Alvin E. and Joyce Johnson Seitz, was born in Bemidji on June 25, 1957. She grew up in Bemidji, attended Central Elementary School and Bemidji High School and married Charles “Wayne” Kohler.
They lived in Minnesota and in Arkansas, later were divorced and then she moved to Detroit Lakes before returning to Bemidji in 1986. For the past five years, she had been employed in the food service department of North Country Regional Hospital.
Surviving are three daughters–Lynn (David Kintsel), Oklahoma, and Stacey (Byron Wilson) Kohler and Alisha Kohler, both Bemidji; her mother–Joyce Seitz, Bemidji; her companion–Mark Schmerbeck, Bemidji; three brothers–Eugene Seitz, Bobby Seitz and Michael Seitz, all Bemidji, and two sisters–Rebecca “Becky” (Butch Jensen) Seitz, Minneapolis, and Cindy (James Wells) Harstad, Moorhead. There are four grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding her in death were her father and three brothers (Jody, Alvin “Chubby” and Danny).
Visitation: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m., Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji.

Eric W. Johnson
Eric W. Johnson, 84, a longtime Mahnomen businessman, died Saturday, Feb. 19, at the McIntosh Manor Nursing Home, where he had resided since August, 1997.
There was a memorial service at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from the First Lutheran Church in Mahnomen.
Interment will be at the Forbes Cemetery, with the Burnside Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Eric W. Johnson, son of Erick and Anna Bars Johnson, was born at Hibbing on March 3, 1915, grew up and attended school there, worked on a farm near Hibbing and later drove truck for the Erickson Lumber Co. of Hibbing.
He served with the U. S. Army Air Corps from 1942-46, saw duty in England, and married Lila H. Suomu at Cherry on Aug. 10, 1946.
Mr. Johnson worked in two bakeries in Hibbing, including the Sunrise Bakery, and purchased the bakery in Bovey in 1950, which he owned and operated for 15 years.
The Johnsons bought a building in Mahnomen in 1964 and operated the Mahnomen Bakery until retiring in 1992.
Mr. Johnson–who enjoyed golf, music, dancing and playing cards–was a member of First Lutheran Church in Mahnomen, Isaacson-Bjorge American Legion Post No. 31, the Bejou Veterans of Foreign Wars and formerly belonged to the Mahnomen Masonic Lodge and the Shrine.
Surviving are his wife–Lila, Mahnomen; three daughters–Connie (Les) Gay and Joan (Jim) Simon, both Waubun, and Deb (Doug) Trnka, Remer; two sons–Curtis (Jean) Johnson, Isle, and Steve (Theresa Early) Johnson, Minneapolis; two sisters–Violet (Ryan) Miller, Santa Ana, Calif., and Blanche (Bob) Carpenter, Hibbing, and a brother–Walfred Johnson, McIntosh. There are eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother (Wallace).

Elpha Gunderson
Services were at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, from Atlanta Lutheran Church, rural Ulen, for Elpha Gunderson.
Mrs. Gunderson, 84, died at her rural Ulen home Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Rev. Jill Steichen officiated at the funeral, Penny Herzog was the organist and the soloist was Clint Felker.
Interment was at the church cemetery, with the Anderson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Adam Vangrud, Dale Vangrud, Dan Vangrud, Larry Gunderson, Scott Gunderson, David Phelps, Mark Phelps and Brian Phelps.
Heidi Gunderson and Kim Arsenault were processional cross bearers.
Elpha Miller, daughter of Herman and Nora Miller, was born at Flom on Feb. 22, 1915, grew up in the Flom area, attended high school in Twin Valley and graduated from Waubun High School (Class of 1933).
She and Oliver Gunderson were married at Ulen on March 21, 1936, lived two years at Dale and then moved to the Gunderson farm home east of Ulen.
A member of Atlanta Lutheran Church, she held offices in various church women’s organizations and also served as treasurer for School District No. 29. She enjoyed embroidery and caring for her flower gardens
Surviving are three sons–Edmond (Mary Ann), Fargo; Wayne, Ulen, and Edsel (Lorraine), Round Lake (Ponsford); two daughters–Linda (Darrell) Phelps, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Brenda (Dennis) Vangrud, Omaha, Neb.; three brothers–Emmet (Adeline), Twin Valley; Charles (Mary Lou) Virginia, and Virgil (Betty), Billings, Mont., and a sister–Eileen Thorpe, Detroit Lakes. There are 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband (who died in 1985), a son (Orwin, who died in infancy), a sister (Erna Zimmerman) and a brother (Noel Miller).

Wallace Gunderson
Wallace Gunderson, 55, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, at his rural Ulen home.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 21, from Atlanta Lutheran Church, rural Ulen.
Rev. Jill Steichen officiated at the funeral, Penny Herzog was the organist and the soloist was Clint Felker.
Interment was at Atlanta Lutheran Cemetery, with the Anderson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Ron Knutson, Bruce Tinjum, Lyle Syverson, Justin Klemetson, Ernest Klemetson, Waldo Syverson, Kennerd Hamre and Roy Steichen.
The processional cross bearers were Heidi Gunderson and Kim Arsenault.
Wallace Gunderson, son of Oliver and Elpha Gunderson, was born at Hawley on March 31, 1944, grew up on the family farm east of Ulen and attended School District No. 29.
Mr. Gunderson graduated from Ulen High School, worked for farmers in the Ulen area and had been employed by the American Crystal Sugar Co. of Moorhead for 27 years.
A member of Atlanta Lutheran Church, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Surviving are three brothers–Edmond (Mary Ann), Fargo; Edsel (Lorraine), Round Lake (Ponsford), and Wayne, Ulen, and two sisters–Linda (Darrell) Phelps, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Brenda (Dennis) Vangrud, Omaha, Nebr. There are several nieces and nephews.
His parents and a brother (Orwin, who died in infancy), preceded him in death.

Dorothy Eidenschink
Dorothy Eidenschink, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 17, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Fr. Joe DeCrans and Deacon Randy Bauer officiating. Vocal music 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 Eidenschink, David Eidenschink, Marvin Eidenschink, Richard Eidenschink, Lori Haspel and Clarice Laney.
The honorary pallbearers included Nick Eidenschink, Megan Eidenschink, Joe Hanson, Alissa Haspel, Angela Haspel, Rob Laney and Lia Lopez.
Dorothy McDonough, daughter of Clarence and Leah Perkins McDonough, was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Woonsocket, S.D., moved to Detroit Lakes with her family as a child and grew up and attended school here.
On June 8, 1942, she and Sylvester Eidenschink were married in Detroit Lakes.
Mrs. Eidenschink worked as a waitress at the Erie 34 Club for many years and, along with her husband, operated the Sunrise Mink Ranch before retiring in 1985. Mr. Eidenschink died in 1988.
Surviving are four sons–Dennis (Chris), David (Susan) and Marvin, all Detroit Lakes, and Richard, Fresno, Calif.; two daughters–Clarice (Robert) Laney, Chesaning, Mich., and Lori (Ken) Haspel, Detroit Lakes, and a sister–Patricia Eidenschink, Austin, Tex. There are seven grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Eidenschink also was preceded in death by a daughter (Kay) and a brother (Dale).

Lynn R. Foster
Lynn R. Foster, 91, died at the Frazee Care Center on Sunday, Feb. 20.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from the United Methodist Church in Frazee.
Rev. Barbara Bolz officiated at the funeral and Carol Snelling was the soloist.
Interment was at the Hubbard Cemetery, with the David-Donehower Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers were Bob Foster, Trevor Snelling, Ryan Snelling, William Snelling, Josh Dissmore and James Dissmore.
Lynn Reed Foster, son of Everett and Grace Meyers Foster, was born in Garrison, Neb., on Feb. 8, 1909, and attended school at Garrison and David City, Neb.
On Sept. 8, 1937, Mr. Foster and Ruth Kleeman were married at Schuylar, Neb. They lived at Omaha, Neb., from 1943-63 where he was employed by the Blau Gas Co.
The Fosters moved to Menahga in 1963 when they bought Foster’s Twin Lakes Lodge, which they operated until 1974.
Mrs. Foster died in 1980, he moved to Park Rapids in 1992 and moved to Frazee in 1994.
Surviving are a son–Kenneth (LeAnn), Oldsmor, Fla., and two daughters–Sharon (William) Snelling, Isanti, and Linda (James) Dissmore, Frazee. There are nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Foster also was preceded in death by six sisters and three brothers.

Burton Naaden
Burton Naaden, 76, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, Feb. 21, at St. Mary’s Nursing Center.
There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, from the David-Donehower Chapel, with the Rev. Tim Cook officiating.
A second memorial service will be held at a later date in Braddock, N.D.
The David-Donehower Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Burton Naaden, son of Birdie and Thore Naaden, was born March 11, 1923, in Braddock.
He graduated from Braddock High School, farmed and ranched at Braddock and Flasher and later worked as a brand inspector, welder and in construction in West Fargo.
Mr. Naaden married Jearline Halvorson in West Fargo on Nov. 27, 1977, they retired later that year and lived at Lake Eunice southwest of Detroit Lakes.
He enjoyed fishing and was known for his Native American beadwork.
Surviving are his wife–Jearline, Detroit Lakes; a son–Stewart (Beth), Coon Rapids; two daughters–Nancy (Joe) Brown and Margaret Ann (Duane) Oscarson, both Oklahoma; two step-daughters–Connie (Michael) Skidmore, Waynesboro, N.C., and Wanda (Glenn) Spangler, Virginia; two step-sons–Tyrone (Diane) Forde, Stewartsdraft, Va., and Terry (Carla) Forde, Mandan, N.D.; two brothers–Pete (Mary Ellen) Naaden, Braddock, and Bjorne (Betty) Naaden, Mott, N.D., and three sisters–Mamie (Arnold) Eilertson, Minneapolis; Olga (Bob) Fallgatter, Steele, N.D., and Susie (Grant) Sherritt, State College, Pa. There are seven grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Naaden in death were his parents, his first wife (Margaret), a son (Lee) and two brothers (Chris and Ted).
Visitation: Saturday, Feb. 26, one hour prior to memorial service at David-Donehower Chapel.

Agnes M. Myrom
Agnes M. Myrom, 83, a resident of Emmanuel Nursing Home for the past year, died Monday, Feb. 21, at St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27, from the West-Kjos Chapel, with Rev. Tim Cook officiating.
Karen Bimberg will be the organist and the soloist will be Kathy Larson.
Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, with the West-Kjos Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Serving as the pallbearers will be Arden Myrom, Glenn Myrom, Bob Christianson, Russell McGill, Rick Gilbertson, Tim McAnnany, Wayne Myrom, Keith Myrom, Tom Beadle, Jon McGill, Dan Beadle, Rick Steenerson and Jeff Gilbertson.
The honorary pallbearers will be Lloyd Halverson, Curtis Myrom, Lonnie Myrom and Lynn Egenes.
Agnes Myrom, daughter of Anton and Annie Nelson Myrom, was born Aug. 24, 1916, in Highlanding Township in Minnesota.
She grew up in the Thief River Falls area, worked at a defense plant on the West Coast during World War II and then moved back to Thief River Falls, where she cared for her mother for many years. She moved to Detroit Lakes in 1998.
Miss Myrom, who never married, enjoyed playing cards and watching John Wayne movies.
Surviving are a brother–Ernest (Vera) Myrom, Detroit Lakes, and six sisters–Thelma (Lester) Halverson, Ham Lake; Caroline (Stanley) Egenes and Evelyn Thaxton, both Detroit Lakes; Harriet Christianson, White Bear Lake; Leona McGill, Minneapolis, and Vivian Gilbertson, Moorhead. There are many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers (Clarence and Clifford) and two sisters (Marion McAnnany and Irene Steenerson).
Visitation: Sunday, Feb. 27, for two hours prior to funeral at West-Kjos Chapel.


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