DL News Staff
Oct. 19, 1909-May 20, 2006 Former Mentor, Minn., resident Viola Wahl, 96, of Erskine, Minn., passed away Saturday, May 20, 2006 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. Viola was born to parents Lemuel and Eveline (Besse) Charais on Oct. 19, 1909, in Remington, Ind. At the age of six, she moved with her family from Indiana to Climax, Minn., and attended school in the rural Climax area. Viola married Nilmar Wahl on June 4, 1937 in Climax. After their marriage, they moved to a farm near Mentor, Minn., where they farmed and raised their family. Nilmar passed away on Dec. 8, 1963.
Feb. 23, 1936-May 17, 2006 Gerald "Jerry" D. Nye, 70, of Perham, died May 17, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Gerald Donald Nye was born to Donald and Frances (Beaumont) Nye on Feb. 23, 1936 in Bemidji, where he was raised and attended school. After obtaining his education there, Jerry entered the U.S. Air Force. He later lived in California, where he worked in heavy equipment. Jerry moved to Bagley, Minn., and owned a sports shop until he returned to California to work as a crane operator. Jerry married Norma Jean Rieger on July 11, 1983 in Park Rapids.
Nov. 28, 1951-May 21, 2006 Janna M. Olson, 54, of Osage, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo. Janna M. Olson was born to Earl and Gladys (Doyle) Kirkevold on Nov. 28, 1951, in Fargo, where she grew up and attended school. She later moved to Osage, and graduated from Frazee High School in 1970. On Aug. 5, 1972 she married Donald E. Olson in Detroit Lakes. They lived for a short time in Detroit Lakes and in Osage, before moving to their home in rural Osage in 1974. Janna loved music, flowers, wildlife and ice fishing.
April 19, 1946-May 15, 2006 Larry D. Remmie, 60, of Mahnomen, died Monday, May 15, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Larry David Remmie, the son of Sivert and Ruth (Stanhope) Remmie, was born April 19, 1946, at Mahnomen, where he grew up and attended school. Larry entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 24, 1967, and served his country in Vietnam until his discharge on Aug. 17, 1969. He then moved to Roselle, Ill. He met and married Lonita Kenny in North Chicago, Ill., and to this union two children were born. Larry worked as a cross country truck driver for many years.
Nov. 23, 1920-May 21, 2006 Former Fosston, Minn., resident Mae Handyside, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, May 21, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Mae K. Handyside was born to parents Everett and Flora (Shaffner) Handyside on Nov. 23, 1920 in Cutbank, Mont. She came to the Fosston area with her family, by covered wagon, in 1921. She attended rural school near her home. She and her sister, Marie, and her brother, Raymond, stayed with their parents on their farm in Queen Township.
Feb. 12, 1936-May 22, 2006 Wayne J. Ulrich, 70, of Thornton, Colo., died Monday, May 22, 2006 at a medical center in Thornton, Colo. Wayne John Ulrich was born to William and Marie (Rodewald) Ulrich on Feb. 12, 1936 in Redwood Falls, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Audubon, where his love of friends and roots ran deep. He worked at grain elevators in Lake Park and Audubon as well as various other jobs in the area, before he moved to Elk River, Minn. On Aug. 21, 1981 he married Carol Huebner in Little Falls, Minn. In 2003, they moved to Thornton.
Charles J. Schafer, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, May 20, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Charles Joseph Schafer was born to Fred and Edith (Gristy) Schafer on April 30, 1928, on the family farm near Hillsboro, N.D. He grew up there, and graduated from Hillsboro High School. After high school, Charles entered the U.S. Navy. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Charles enrolled at North Dakota State University. On Sept. 12, 1950, Charles married Fern Schamens in Cando, N.D. He graduated from NDSU with a degree in agriculture.
Aug. 12, 1921-May 19, 2006 Arley Angeline Marweg, 84, of Vergas, died Friday, May 19, 2006 at Perham Memorial Nursing Home in Perham. Arley Angeline Kading was born to Henry and Lena Kading on Aug. 12, 1921 in Detroit Lakes. She married Alfred Marweg, and together they farmed in Dora Township. Arley worked at the turkey plant in Frazee, cooked at Perry's Supper Club and cooked at the Loons Nest in Vergas.
July 7, 1990-May 13, 2006 Adam Douglas Steinmetz, 15, of Mahnomen, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, as a result of an automobile accident. Adam, the son of James and Susan Steinmetz, was born July 7, 1990, in Detroit Lakes. He grew up working side by side with his entire family on their farm. Adam was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bejou, where he was active with the youth and Luther League. Other than farming, Adam enjoyed hunting, paintball, snowmobiling, 4-H, four wheeling, and spending time with his dear friends.
Same streak, same hopeful scenario. That's what the Detroit Lakes baseball team is hoping for after dropping its final five games of the regular season heading into the Sub-Section 8-2A playoffs, which start Thursday. Five straight losses is the same number as last year when the Lakers (8-11) were heading into the playoffs, but instead of folding right away, DL made a deep push into the tournament by playing to the Sub-Section championship.