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Oct. 12, 1939-Dec. 23, 2012 Cynthia J. Pellman, 73, of Machesney Park, Ill., passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, in her home. She was born Oct. 12, 1939, in Detroit Lakes, MN, the 12th child of Joe and Bernice (Pooley) Crovisier. Her mother was the donor of the Lyle Crovisier Memorial Park. She married Robert V. Pellman on Jan. 13, 1957, in Lake Park. She was employed with the Harlem School District for 24 years, providing love and support to hundreds of special needs children and their families. Cynthia and Robert had six children and her life was her family.
Jan. 4, 1947-Dec. 14, 2012 Neil D. Johnson, 65, of Richville, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, in United Methodist Church, Richville, with Pastor Rod Tornquist officiating. Inurnment will be in the Richville Village Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Neil, the oldest son of Roy and Annie Johnson of Battle Lake, was born on January 4, 1947 in Fergus Falls. Neil attended school in Battle Lake and graduated with the class of 1965.
Dec. 17, 1922-Dec. 19, 2012 Due to an unexpected illness we have lost to death one of our finest. Joseph "Ike" Berry, 90, of White Earth, passed away peacefully with family and an incredible health staff by his side at the Mahnomen Health Center on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Joseph was born On December 17, 1922 to Myron and Louisa (Fairbanks) Berry in White Earth. His last days were not alone. Family from across the states flew in to be by his side.
Jan. 14, 1924-Dec. 18, 2012 Orville E. Dahlsad, 88, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Orville was born the son of Claus and Evangeline (Bjerke) Dahlsad on January 14, 1924 in Georgetown, Minn. He attended country school and graduated from Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston in 1942. He served in the United States Army and was honorable discharged in 1946. Orville was united in marriage to Doris Dunham on November 13, 1948 in Hawley.
Nov. 5, 1944-Dec. 13, 2012 Ronald "Junior" Dean Cogger went to his final resting home on Thursday, December 13, 2012. He was 68 years old and lived in Fargo. Ronald was born November 5, 1944 in White Earth. "Junior" enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with friends. He went to school in White Earth elementary, then to Waubun High School in Waubun. He also lived a good portion of his adult life in Kenosha, Wis., where he had his own roofing business. Junior had a great sense of humor and loved his friends dearly.
Larry Anthony Senger, 57, of Detroit Lakes, passed away Tuesday December 11, 2012 at Eventide Nursing Center in Moorhead. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to the North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison, N.D.
April 3, 1926-Dec. 3, 2012 Robert Ellsworth Knutson, 86, of Detroit Lakes and Mesa, Ariz., passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at Hospice of Arizona in Mesa. Bob was born to John A. and Elizabeth (Metraus) Knutson on April 3, 1926 in Albert Lea, Minn. The family moved to Pine River, Minn., in 1928. During World War II Bob served in the U.S. Navy aboard the light cruiser, USS Honolulu, and the yard sweeper, USS YMS-371. Bob married his sweetheart, Vivian Leseman, June 1, 1947 at the First Lutheran Church in Pine River.
March 2, 1924-Dec. 17, 2012 Loren Fraser Torgerson, 88, of Robbinsdale, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012. Loren was born on March 2, 1924 on a farm in rural Audubon. Loren courageously endured infantile polio from its onset at age 4 to his ending battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Loren's beloved wife Arlene (Anderson) Torgerson preceded him in death on November 14, 1996 in Robbinsdale.
Feb. 14, 1934-Dec. 18, 2012 Thomas B. Torgerson, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Fargo. A mass of Christian burial is set for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, White Earth, with Military Rites provided by the Star of the North Marine Corps League. Friends may call between 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
Callaway native Harlan Leo Zurn, 80, of Nevis, died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fargo, after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. Visitation took place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, with a 5 p.m. prayer service, at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Nevis, and for one hour prior to Monday's services, which took place at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church. Graveside services are set for 3 p.m. Monday, Dec.