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Former Bemidji and Williston, N.D., area resident Gertrude A. Kalil, 78, passed away Monday, June 8, 2009 in Charlotte, N.C., where she had been living for the past several months. Surviving Gertrude are her children, Terry Kalil of Detroit Lakes; Patty (Joe) Margarit of Bloomington, David (Candy Bar) Kalil of Rapid City, S.D., Dan (Kathy Hagen) Kalil of Williston, and Laurie (David) Metzger of Charlotte, N.C.; husband of 45 years, Charles D. (Bud) Kalil of Sun Lakes, Ariz., where he lives with his wife Gloria; 10 grandchildren and one great grandson; sisters Mary Jo (Ed) Datko of St.
Sept. 13, 1925-June 9, 2009 Richard M. Longfors, 83, of rural Osage, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at his residence. Richard M. Longfors was born to Arvid and Anne (Antilla) Longfors on Sept. 19, 1925 in Chisholm, Minne. In 1930, the family moved to rural Osage, where Richard attended District 82 Country School. He later graduated from Detroit Lakes High School, in 1943, tthen served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was stationed in the Philippines and Europe. On July 20, 1947 Richard married Irene Racer in Osage.
Oct, 20, 1919-June 9, 2009 Oscar W. Allen, 89, of Faribault, Minn., died on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at the Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. Oscar W., the son of Gustav and Alma Allen, was born on October 20, 1919 in Castle Rock. He married Mabel M. "Mae" Tuma on Oct. 1, 1942 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Faribault. She preceded him in death on Sept. 5, 2002.
May 9, 1920-June 9, 2009 Gertrude A. Hahn, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at Sunnyside Care Center in rural Lake Park. Gertrude was born to Max and Alma Hahn on May 9, 1920 in Thalheim, Germany. At the age of four, she moved with her family to America, wher she was raised and educated in Philadelphia and Dublin, Pa. Gertrude worked as a housekeeper in Atlantic City and Florida until retiring in 1990.
Oct. 4, 1974-June 6, 2009 Marie E. Thompson, 34, of White Earth, died Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Innovis Health in Fargo. Marie Edith Thompson was born to Robert TeJohn and Sandra K. Thompson on Oct. 4, 1974 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up in Minneapolis and White Earth, attending schools in Minneapolis, Bagley, Pine Point and Circle of Life. In 1992, Marie graduated from Heart of the Earth Survival School, where she was the class valedictorian. After finishing school, she moved back to White Earth. While in White Earth, Marie was employed at Shooting Star Casino.
June 28, 1929-June 4, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes area resident Rudy Moe, 79, of Bullock, N.C., passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 4, 2009. Rudy was born to Albert and Inga Moe on June 28, 1929 in St. Paul. He grew up in the Detroit Lakes area and attended Concordia State College, then Brigham Young University (BYU), where he met and later married Dora L. Saling, on Nov. 24, 1958. They raised their seven children in Orem, Utah. Rudy taught in the physical education department at BYU, 1958-87.
April 25, 1935-June 7, 2009 Helen M. Brekken, 74, of Audubon, died Sunday, June 7, 2009 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Helen M. Johnson was born to Bennie and Anna (Olson) Johnson on April 25, 1935 in Ohio, Ill. At the age of 10 she moved with her family to Bemidji, where she later graduated from Bemidji High School. She then attended Northwest Airlines Training School. Following her training, she worked as a reservationist for a short while. On May 27, 1956 Helen married Gordon Brekken in Bemidji.
Sept. 16, 1954-June 6, 2009 Former Fargo resident Stephen M. Stolz, 54, of Dallas, Texas, died Saturday, June 6, 2009 in Orlando, Fla. Stephen Matthew Stolz was born the son of Clayton and Frances (Dahlgren) Stolz on Sept. 16, 1954 in Fargo.
Jan. 4, 1931-June 6, 2009 MaryLou Nistler, 78, of Fargo, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at her home on Lake Eunice, near Detroit Lakes. MaryLou Kreitinger was born to Lillian (Cross) and Anton Kreitinger on Jan. 4, 1931 in Golva, N.D., as the fourth of five children. She graduated from Golva High School in 1948, and from Dickinson State University with an Elementary Associate Degree in 1950. MaryLou then taught 6th grade in Wibaux, Mont. In 1951, she taught first and second grade in Golva. In 1952, she became an accountant at Schulz Chevrolet in Beach, N.D.
Dec. 19, 1920-June 5, 2009 M. Jean Askelson, 68, of Twin Valley, died Friday, June 5, 2009, in Bridges Medical Services, Ada, Minn. Marilyn Jean Boit, known as Jean, was born the daughter of Louis and Edna (Matson) Boit on Dec. 19, 1920 in Dickenson, N.D. She was raised and attended school in the Georgetown, Minn., community. As a young woman she lived in Fargo, and was employed at American Linen Company. On Nov. 1, 1961, Jean married Ted Askelson at Ulen. They made their home on a farm near Borup, Minn., for nearly 40 years.