DL News Staff
July 28, 1940-May 28, 2006 Gladys Bennett, 65, of Vergas, died in her home on Sunday, May 28, 2006, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Gladys Klever was born the daughter of Harry R. and Hulda (Zarn) Klever on July 28, 1940 in Henning, Minn., where. she was raised and attended school, graduating from Henning High School in 1958. Following graduation, Gladys worked in Fergus Falls as a bank teller, and then she moved to Fargo. She married Donald LeRoy Bennett in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Henning on Dec. 7, 1963.
Sept. 24, 1940-May 25, 2006 Thomas C. Jones, 65, of Frazee, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at the Frazee Care Center. Thomas Charles Jones was born Sept. 24, 1940 in Connellsville, Pa. He was raised in New York City and later moved to Florida, where he married Jeanne Corbitt in West Palm Beach in 1981. During his working life, Thomas was an over-the-road trucker for a number of firms, including Gabor Trucking in Detroit Lakes. Thomas and Jean moved to Audubon in 1987, and to Frazee in 1992. Thomas loved raising sheep, gardening, and his friends.
Every putt counted -- along with every chip, blast out of the bunker, tee-off, fairway shot and punch out of the rough. Not one shot was left unaccounted for as the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team made school history by qualifying for the Class 2A state meet -- the first time ever for a DLHS golf squad. The Lakers made it by the narrowest of margins, topping second-place Moorhead by one shot, 688 to 689, to win the Section 8-2A meet at Thumper Pond in Ottertail Monday and Tuesday.
Another step forward was taken by the Detroit Lakes boys' golf team, but the door was still shut on them as they attempted to advance to this year's Class 2A state tournament. After finishing third the last two years in Section 8-2A, the Lakers claimed second this time around, falling short of two-time champion Alexandria by 26 strokes, while topping Moorhead with a tiebreaker for section silver at the Greystone Golf Course in Sauk Centre.
April 20, 1917-May 28, 2006 Former Bismarck, N.D., resident Roy Shimer, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died in Grand Forks, N.D., on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Roy Shimer, the son of William Roy and Madeline (Jorgensen) Shimer, was born on April 20, 1917, in Minneapolis, where he was educated and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in civil engineering. Roy enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and served in the Aleutian Islands and Philippine Islands.
Jan. 26, 1912-May 29, 2006 Lorena Nelson, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Lorena Aina Mathilda Anderson was born to William and Alfreda (Brahee) Anderson on Jan. 26, 1912, in West Union, Minn. Because there were so many Andersons in the area, and to avoid mix-ups in mail, school, and church records, William had the last name of his children changed to Williams in 1916. Lorena was confirmed on June 6, 1926 at West Union Lutheran Church, and completed the eighth grade.
March 10, 1911 -May 27, 2006 Sister Leonie Lammers, 95, of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Crookston, Minn., died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Villa St. Vincent, Crookston, where she had resided since May 2003. Elizabeth Ann Lammers, the 10th of 15 children of Mary (Moos) and Herman Lammers, was born March 10,1911 in rural Becker County, near Two Inlets. Elizabeth Ann received her elementary education in the country schools near Two Inlets. When she was 12 years old, she came to Mount St. Benedict.
Sept. 13, 1956-May 29, 2006 Julie A. Pearson, 49, of Frazee, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Julie Ann Nettestad was born to Harry and Esther (Pederson) Nettestad on Sept. 13, 1956 at Pelican Rapids, where she grew up until later moving to Moorhead and graduating from Moorhead High School in 1974. Following high school she worked for Gate City Savings in Moorhead, Apple Valley Coin and Oil Company in Detroit Lakes and also the First National Bank in Detroit Lakes.
The Bemidji State University 2006 MusiCamp is accepting applications from young vocalists and instrumentalists interested in a one or two-week, on-campus program of intensive music enrichment in July. Instruction is open to students in grades 7-12, including those who graduate this spring. The band and jazz camp will be held July 16-22 followed by the choir and voice camp July 23-29.