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July 28, 1947-Sept. 10, 2009 Gary D. Thompson, 62, of Lake Park, died Thursday, September 10, 2009, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, with his family by his side. Gary Dean Thompson was born to Tilliam and Lena (Boland) Thompson on July 28, 1947 in Fargo. He grew up and attended school in Lisbon, N.D. In 1968, Gary was drafted into the United States Army, where he served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1970. Gary married Kathy Dunham on Jan. 23, 1971 in Ulen, Minn.; together they had three children.
April 24, 1929-Sept. 9, 2009 Former Barnesville resident Ruth E. Carlson, 80, of Detroit Lakes, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living, Detroit Lakes, after a battle with cancer. Ruth Elizabeth Janneck was born to Harold and Amie Janneck on April 24, 1929 in Barnesville, where she attended school, and was gifted in her musical abilities. She sang with her family, and performed at funerals, weddings and school productions. She belonged to St.
Sept. 23, 1939-Aug. 22, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes and Fargo resident Judith Mae (Gorski) Butler, 69, died Saturday, August 22, 2009 of pneumonia, during a visit to Eagle River, Alaska. Surviving Judith are her daughter, Deborah (Gorski) Sailler of Salem, Ore.; sons James Gorski of Olympia, Wash., David Gorski of Eagle River, Alaska, John Gorski of Dyer, Ind., and Bill Butler of Fargo; sister Margaret Nield of Santa Monica, Calif.; and brother Robert Davidson of Denver Col.; as well as nine grandchildren. Catholic mass will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in St.
Jan. 4, 1928-Sept. 7, 2009 Former Callaway resident Margorie M. DuChene, 81, of Ada, Minn., died Monday, September 7, 2009, at Bridges Care Community in Ada. Margorie Mae Porter was born the daughter of Arthur Porter and Mabel (Smith) Porter on Jan. 4, 1928, in Devils Lake, N.D., where Margorie grew up and graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1946. While in her school years, Margorie worked at the Ben Franklin Store in Devils Lake. On October 25, 1948, Margorie married John Herbert DuChene of Callaway at the Assumption Catholic Church in Callaway.
March 24, 1947-Sept. 8, 2009 Steven M. Caspers, 62, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Steven Michael Caspers was born to Amor and Jean (Polda) Caspers on March 24, 1947 in Detroit Lakes, and grew up in Ogema. He graduated from Waubun High School in 1965. Steve attended Moorhead State University in Moorheadm and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.
Oct. 16, 1921-Sept. 7, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes area resident George G. Washburn, 87, of Moorhead, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2009, at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead. George was born to George and Pearl (Chilson) Washburn on Oct. 16, 1921, in Chicago, Ill. From 1941-45, he served in World War II with the U.S. Air Force. George and his wife June were married in Chicago in November 1950, before moving to Moorhead. He was employed by Steffens Office Equipment from 1950-83. After retiring from Steffens, George drove truck for North American Van Lines.
April 11, 1926-Sept. 4, 2009 Robert C. "Bob" Boardman, 83, of Frazee, died Friday, September 4, 2009, at the Frazee Care Center, under the care of Hospice. Robert Claire Boardman was born to Chase and Mabel (Wheeler) Boardman on April 11, 1926, at Grenora, N.D. He moved with his family to the Overly-Omemee area of North Dakota, where he rode horse to school. They then moved to Dunseith, N.D., where he graduated from high school in 1944. Bob was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1945, and served in the military police, guarding the air base in Jamaica.
June 20, 1921-Sept. 4, 2009 Mercedes H. Erickson, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, September 4, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mercedes Hope Helmbrecht was born to Acie Charles and Selma Ovidia (Braaten) Helmbrecht on June 20, 1921 in Henning, Minn.m where she grew up and attended school. She was married to Gerald Munson; they made their home in the state of Washington before returning to the Moorhead area. Mercedes married Wesley Erickson on July 2, 1961 in Dilworth, Minn.
Larry L. Sather, 48, of Moorhead, died Saturday, September 5, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. The funeral is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen. Anderson Funeral Home in Twin Valley is providing arrangements.
Nov. 21, 1924-Sept. 1, 2009 Frank Brolin, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at his residence, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Frank was born to Oscar and Mildred (Shores) Brolin on Nov. 21, 1924 in rural Pelican Rapids, where he grew up and attended country school. Frank served in the United States Army during World War II, serving in France and Germany. Following his discharge from the service he moved to Fargo, where he drove truck. Frank married Alice Severson in Thief River Falls, Minn.