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Jan. 13, 1919-Nov. 13, 2011 Audrey L. Ortenstone, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler, officiating. Visitation took place for one hour prior to services. Audrey Luverne Ortenstone was born to Herter and Camilla (Hansen) Nelson on January 13, 1919 in Minneapolis. She graduated at age 16 as the salutatorian of the Columbia Heights High School class of 1935.
March 6, 1922-Nov. 14, 2011 Lloyd C. Dretsch, 89, of Frazee, passed away Monday, November 14, 2011, at the Frazee Care Center with his family at his side. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. A rosary service will take place at 6:30 p.m., with a prayer service to follow at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov.
June 5, 1930-Nov. 12, 2011 Charles S. Svare, 81, of Audubon, died Saturday November 12, 2011 at his son's residence in rural Audubon, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Charles Svare was born to George and Signe (Johnson) Svare on June 5, 1930 in Pelican Rapids. He grew up and attended elementary school in Vergas. He graduated from Frazee High School in 1949. As a young man he worked for Franklin Fence, and Fankhanel's Bar in Vergas, as well as Daggett Trucking in Frazee and Detroit Grocery in Detroit Lakes. He served in the United States Army Reserve, 1951-1956.
Robert J. Neubauer, 90, of Fargo, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011 at ManorCare Health Services in Fargo. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with visitation starting at 5 p.m. The funeral service is set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Elim Lutheran Church, 321 9th St. N, Fargo.
Aug. 31, 1927-Nov. 12, 2011 Former Perham resident Donald W. Forness, 84, of Moorhead, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 at River Pointe in Moorhead. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead, with pastors Bruce Noenning and Carl Nobel officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Korsmo Funeral Home in Moorhead and at the church one hour prior to services on Thursday. Donald Wayne Forness was born to Helmer and Olga (Wold) Forness on August 31, 1927 near Walcott, N.D.
Feb. 22, 1931-June 12, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Joseph E. Eidenschink, 80, of Monticello, Minn., died on Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Brooklyn Center, Minn. A mass of Christian burial took place on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Monticello, with interment taking place on June 21 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Joseph was born February 22, 1931 in Detroit Lakes. During his lifetime, he was a member of the Osseo American Legion Post 172 and the Glaziers and Glassworkers Local 1324.
Aug. 6, 2007-Nov. 6, 2011 Andrew David Thompson, age 4, passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2011 after a courageous battle with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He was at home surrounded by loving family and friends. Andrew was born on August 6, 2007, in Minneapolis, and lived with his adoring family in St. Louis Park. He was a brave, smart, beautiful, funny, imaginative child. Andrew, a.k.a. "Captain Cardiac," enjoyed playing with his dad, mom, brother and many other friends and family.
Nov. 12, 1934-Nov. 4, 2011 Ramona Schauer Roll, 76, passed away peacefully at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home of La Crosse, Wis., on Friday, November 4, 2011. Ramona was born to Fred and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Schauer on November 12, 1934 in Mott, N.D. She married Dwight Roll on October 6, 1952. He preceded her in death on June 6, 2007. Prior to living at Bethany Riverside in La Crosse, Wis., Ramona lived in Onalaska, Wis., Eagan, Minn., and Roseau, Minn., as well as in Mott, Hettinger and Ashley, N.D.
Donna Faye (Murray) Jones, 70, of Elbow Lake Village, rural Waubun, died Friday, November 4, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minn. A mass of Christian burial was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in St. Anne's Catholic Church, Naytahwaush, with Father Dwight Hoeberechts, OMI as the officiant. Burial took place in the church cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
April 7, 1920-Nov. 7, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes and Pelican Rapids resident Gordon Hartwell Goepferd, 91, of Fergus Falls, died Monday, November 7, 2011, at Broen Memorial Home, Fergus Falls. Gordon Goepferd was born the son of Henry and Mabel (Holm) Goepferd on April 7, 1920 at their home in Bartlett Township, Todd County, Minn. He went to country schools, then to high school in Verndale, Minn., graduating in l938. Gordon took teacher's training at St. Cloud State, then taught country school for two years. While in high school and college, he played baseball, basketball and football.