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Aug. 22, 1929-Nov. 27, 2011 Donna Marie (Nunn) Messenger-Hayes, 82, of Fergus Falls, passed away Sunday, November 27, in her home. Donna was born to Herbert and Minnie (Conklin) Nunn on August 22, 1929 at the family farm in Detroit Lakes. She received her education at Holmes School in Detroit Lakes. Donna, her siblings and her mother (as adult leader) were active in Heart O'Lakes 4-H Club. She helped the county 4-H leader, Mr. W.H. Turner, start more clubs in the area. There was hard work, but many fun and good times growing up on the farm.
July 20, 1939-Nov. 22, 2011 Gerald E. "Jerry" Feldt, 72, of Fargo, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Jerry was born the son of Edwin and Margaret (Oja) Feldt on July 20, 1939 in Becker County. He grew up in this area and graduated from Frazee High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1957 until his discharge in 1960. Jerry was united in marriage to Arlene Ziemann on March 11, 1961. Jerry worked for Young's Jobbing in Perham, and later moved to Minneapolis.
Arlene Gladys (Bordalen) Moebeck was born to Olaus and Grace (Nelson) Bordalen on May 5, 1923 in Ulen. She was baptized and confirmed at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ulen, and graduated from Ulen High School. Arlene was united in marriage to George Moebeck on October 7, 1943 in Lewes, Del., while George was in the service. After his discharge they returned to Minnesota, where they were blessed with three children, Carolyn, Valerie and Mark. Arlene was a homemaker while raising the children.
Feb. 11, 1934-Nov. 22, 2011 Arvin "Chub" Berneal Christensen, 77, of Frazee, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Essentia Hospital, Fargo, surrounded by his wife and family. Chub Christensen was born to Herb and Alta (Jacobs) Christensen on February 11, 1934 in Hendricks, Minn. He was the oldest of nine children. Chub grew up in Battle Lake, Minn., where he graduated from high school. He was married to Nancy Wade for 56 years. He drove truck for 43 years; the equivalent to 160 trips around the world. Chub's interest in trucking began with ride-alongs with Watt Watson.
Linn Sakrismo, 58, of Twin Valley, died Monday, November 21, 2011 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley. Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 in Aspelund Lutheran Church, Flom, with visitation for one hour preceding the service. Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley.
March 4, 1986-Nov. 19, 2011 Brenda L. Keezer, 25, of Ogema, died Saturday, November 19, 2011 at her residence in Ogema. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, with an 8 p.m. prayer service, at the Circle of Life School in White Earth. Visitation will also continue at the school from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Friday. A mass of Christian burial for Brenda will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25 in St. Benedict's Catholic Church, White Earth. Brenda Lynn Keezer was born to Vernon Keezer and Carol Zortman on March 4, 1986 in Detroit Lakes.
Former Detroit Lakes resident John Theisen, 59, of Sioux Falls, S.D., passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Sanford Hospital. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. with family present at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, S.D. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home.
July 12, 1935-Nov. 15, 2011 Former Tower City, N.D., resident Roy Luther Dunham, 76, of Frazee, died in his Fargo home on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. He was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) in June 2011 and was cared for by his wife, children and grandchildren with the assistance of Red River Valley Hospice. Roy was born on July 12, 1935 on a farm in rural Tower City. He graduated in 1952 from Tower City High School and served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. After his discharge, he returned to the family farm and farmed for over 40 years.
After a tough fight with a series of medical issues, Detroit Lakes summer resident Jerry Landry passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz. Jerry was born and raised in Duluth, Minn.
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.