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Aug. 29, 1920-April 24, 2010 Helen L. Matson, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, surrounded by family and staff. Helen Lorraine Matson was born to John and Amanda (Keller) Wood on August 29, 1920 in Jamestown, N.D. Helen's family lived in several communities as she grew up. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School with the class of 1938. Following graduation, she gained employment at Bryngalson's Café in Detroit Lakes where she met her husband, Pete Matson.
Former Jordan, Minn., resident Anna G. Nolden, 101, of Detroit Lakes passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010. She was a graduate of St. Kate's School of Nursing. Surviving Anna are her son, Richard (Georgia) Nolden; daughter, Sydne Ann (Richard) Hellmer; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Her husband, Sidney O. Nolden, preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 26 at Ballard Sunder Funeral Home, 104 First St. W., Jordan, Minn.
Walter John Gartner, 90, a lifelong resident of the Park Rapids area, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, April 23 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids, with Father Thomas Friedl officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Star of the North Marine Corps League. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Jones-Pearson Funeral Home of Park Rapids is providing arrangements.
Dec. 17, 1943-April 21, 2010 Dale R. Castor, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010 after a very short illness. Dale was born December 17, 1943 in Marshalltown, Iowa, and grew up in several Iowa towns including Lakota, Titonka, Fairbank, Burt, and Sutherland, where he graduated from high school in 1962. He later moved with his family to Hills, Minn., where for several years he was employed by the Hills Crescent. In 1972 Dale moved to Audubon, where he was employed as the parts man for a semi trailer repair shop.
Dec. 1, 1922-April 15, 2010 Daryl Morton Geeslin died Thursday, April 15, 2010. He was born December 1, 1922 to Morton Prescott Geeslin and Evelyn Murial (Billings) Geeslin in the living quarters of the Soo Line railway station in Gully, Minn. He was employed by the Soo Line railroad, beginning in 1941 as a train dispatcher. He enlisted in 1944 in the U.S. Army and shipped out of New York Harbor on December 26. He served in the 746th Railway Operating Battalion and he was stationed in England, France and Germany. Following the war, Daryl returned to the Soo Line as a dispatcher.
Aug. 18, 1958-April 18, 2010 For 29½ years in the community of Detroit Lakes and surrounding towns, Mary Bouton was a friend, good helper and gave everyone a hug and later on, a pat on the behind. Mary died on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at the age of 51, at her home, surrounded by her seven dear friends and Linda. Mary Joan Bouton was born to Chester and Verna Bouton on August 18, 1958 and grew up living in different parts of Minnesota. Mary moved to Detroit Lakes on October 13, 1981, with the loving help of Lakes Homes.
June 27, 1936-April 17, 2010 Wayne J. Anderson, 73, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota died Saturday, April 17 at Innovis Hospital in Fargo. The only son of Jewell and Amy Anderson, Wayne was born on June 27, 1936 in Barnesville. At age five, he moved with his parents to Detroit Lakes, where he attended public school and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1954. As a high school student, he played clarinet in the school band and also participated in the football and track programs and in Future Farmers of America.
Yvonne H. Soyring, 75, of Waubun, died Friday, April 16, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Northern Lights Tabernacle in Richwood, with Harold Soyring and Paul Larson officiating. To honor Yvonne's wishes, her cremains will be taken "back home" to Virginia and spread over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.
Gordon Thayer, 77, of Park Rapids, passed away Monday, April 19, 2010 at his home in Osage Township, surrounded by his loved ones. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 23 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home. For more information please call 218-732-5131.
Duane E. Struthers, 66, of Callaway, died Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo. A potluck celebration of Duane's life will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Struthers' farm, 34354 Strawberry Lake, rural Ogema. David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is serving the family.