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Sept. 17, 1957-Oct. 12, 2011 Jeffrey D. Bond, 54, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at United Methodist Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Brenda North officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Jeffrey David Bond was born to Ronald and Barbara Bond on September 17, 1957 in Fargo. With his Dad in the Air Force, he lived in a number on communities as he grew up.
May 4, 1938-Oct. 11, 2011 Hubert W. DeMartelaere, 73, of Detroit Lakes died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Hubert William DeMartelaere was born to Emil and Rachel (Van Keulen) DeMartelaere on May 4, 1938 on the family farm North of Minneota, Minn. He attended a one-room country school in Lyon County until the third grade, when his family moved to Green Valley, Minn. In Green Valley, it was a two-room country school which he attended through the sixth grade.
Feb. 21, 1919-Oct. 10, 2011 Carol Fay (Keuhn) Johnson, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, October 10, 2011, at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Carol was born to Charles and Bessie (Ellsworth) Keuhn on February 21, 1919, at Millgrove, Mercer County in Misssouri. The family moved to Hamilton, N.D., when Carol was six years old. From there the family moved to different farms near Hallock, Karlstad and Greenbush, Minn.
Feb. 27, 1948-Oct. 6, 2011 Gerald "Gerry" W. Schlueter, 63, of Lake Park, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 6, 2011, at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Gerry was born to George and Luella (Groepel) Schlueter on February 27, 1948 in Sioux Falls, S.D. He grew up in Hills, Minn., where he attended school at Hills-Beaver Creek. After graduating from high school in 1966, he attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., graduating in 1970 with a bachelor of arts degree in education. Gerry married Susan Warntjes on November 29, 1969 in Greenville, Iowa.
Dennis V. Anderson, 61, of rural Frazee, died Friday, October 7, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to the start of services.
Landon G. Knutson, 43, of rural Lake Park, died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at his residence. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 12, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at Hegland Lutheran Church in rural Hawley.
July 2, 1926-Oct. 5, 2011 Roy Joseph Larson, 85, of Rochester, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Roy was born in Benson, Minn., on July 2, 1926. He graduated from Benson High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, in the Pacific Theatre. He graduated from the University Minnesota Institute of Technology in 1950, with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. On June 2, 1951 he married Louise R. Nistler from Eden Valley, Minn. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Survivors include his wife Louise; sons Robert J.
Sept. 10, 1924-Oct. 3, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes-area resident Edgar McCracken, 87, of Aurora, Mo., died Monday, October 3, 2011 in his home. Edgar was born to Char-les and Anna (Peterson) McCracken on September 10, 1924 in Thief River Falls. He worked at Deug's Ace Hardware and was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; one son, Mike McCracken Sr. of Farmington, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Michael McCracken Jr., Nathan McCracken and Michaela.
March 17, 1927-Oct. 5, 2011 James Patrick Perrine, 84, of Sebeka, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. James was born to Eugene and Virgie (Stafford) Perrine on March 17, 1927 at Holandale, Minn. He was the youngest of three siblings and attended two different country schools near Madelia, Minn., where the family raised potatoes and other truck crops as well as cattle. The Perrines moved to a farm southwest of Sebeka in the fall of 1941, because land was affordable there.
March 1, 1923-Oct. 4, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes and Two Harbors resident Wayne G. Leopold, 88, of Crosby, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Wayne was born to Arthur and Emma Leopold on March 1, 1923 in Sanborn, Minn. He graduated from Sanborn High School. Wayne was a World War II Army veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart while serving with the 99th infantry division in the European Theater.