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July 24, 1918-Jan. 29, 2013 R. Orpha Amundson, 94, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Ruth Orpha Burud was born to Oscar and Rachel (Wenner) Burud on July 24, 1918, in Black Eagle, Mont. Diagnosed with a serious heart condition as an infant, doctors gave her less than a year to live. With her parents and two sisters, Orpha lived on a homestead in Rudyard, Mont., until shortly before her first birthday, when the family traveled by touring car to Ulen.
July 25, 1930-Jan. 10, 2013 Former Detroit Lakes resident Clifford H. "Skip" Mahar, 82, of Golden Valley, Ariz., died Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Kingman, Ariz. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with Curt Fowler officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to services on Saturday. Clifford H. Mahar, known by all as "Skip," was born to Raymond and Delia (Davenport) Mahar on July 25, 1930 in St. Paul. He was raised and educated in Fargo. He served with the U.S.
Roger J. Mertes, 63, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at his home. A memorial service will be held later this summer. Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.
March 31, 1951-Jan. 29, 2013 Erroll Anthony "Tony" Ovaldson, 61, of Mahnomen, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at his residence in Mahnomen. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Mahnomen, with Father Dwight Hoebereht, OMI, officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Marine Corps League of Park Rapids and the White Earth Honor Guard. Visitation will be begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb.
Sept. 16, 1946-Jan. 26, 2013 Former Minneapolis resident Marilyn L. Rogers, 66, of Mahnomen, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church in rural Ogema. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Marilyn Louise Rogers was born to Archie and Bessie (Beaupre) Rogers on September 16, 1946 in White Earth.
June 18, 1989-Jan. 26, 2013 Travis D. Buckanaga, 23, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford. Interment will be in Breck Memorial Episcopal Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, until the time of services Thursday at the Old Pine Point School. Travis Dwayne Buckanaga, known as "Travey," was born to Patrick and Stacy (Skinaway) Buckanaga on June 18, 1989 in Minneapolis.
Jeffry Renneberg, 65, of Menahga, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 in Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church, Menahga, with Father Arlie Sowada officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, with parish prayers at 7:30 p.m., in the Cardini-Pearson Funeral Home, Menahga, continuing for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Aug. 24, 1918-Jan. 24, 2013 Marian N. Wegner, 94, of Fargo, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Elim Nursing Home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Marian Agnes Tonn, the daughter of August and Minnie (Sommerfeld) Tonn, was born on August 24, 1918 and raised on the family farm four and a half miles southwest of Arthur, N.D. She graduated from Arthur High School, then attended Moorhead State University for two years. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Arthur. Marian married Elmer Kae Nelson in February 1939.
Nov. 4, 1946-Jan. 22, 2013 Mary A. Dalman, 66, of Pelican Rapids, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Mary was born the daughter of Alfred and Edna (Gilbertson) Johnson on November 4, 1946 in Lake Park. She was raised in the Lake Park, Westbury and Ogema area. Mary was united in marriage to Larry Duel on December 14, 1963 at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Frazee. Larry passed away on October 22, 1998.
July 26, 1929-Jan. 23, 2013 Vernon W. Gorentz, 83, of Vergas, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Veterans Memorial Home in Fergus Falls. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Vergas, with Reverend Robert Hinckley officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call at St. John's Lutheran Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at St.