DL News Staff
Dec. 21, 1958-May 22, 2006 Michael J. Senn, 47, of Metamora, Ill., passed away Monday, May 22, 2006 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Michael Jon Senn was born to Charles U. and Mavis A. (Thorson) Senn on Dec. 21, 1958, in Pelican Rapids. He married Rose M. Bregier in Crookston, Minn., on June 4, 1979. Michael worked for Philips Medical for 20 years as a medical field service engineer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1978-85 and retiring with a rank of petty officer first class.
July 2, 1946-June 7, 2006 Jack William Earls, 59, of Owatonna, Minn., died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. Jack, the son of James and Jeane(Magnuson) Earls, was born July 2, 1946 in Duluth, Minn. Jack graduated from Denfield High School in 1965. He also attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He belonged to the Duluth Chester Park Ski Jumping Team. Jack moved to Owatonna and worked as a draftsman at Owatonna Tool Company. He married Janice Allen on March 2, 1968. The couple owned and operated a resort in Park Rapids.
Dec. 1, 1914-June 11, 2006 Carl A. Randolph, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Carl August Randolph was born to August S. and Hilma (Turnblad) Randolph on Dec. 1, 1914, in Detroit Lakes. He lived in Detroit Lakes through the eighth grade, then moved with his family to Minneapolis; living there during the school year and spending his summers in Detroit Lakes. Carl delivered newspapers for the Chicago Herald Examiner, starting at age seven.
April 18, 1979-June 10, 2006 Former Frazee resident Cloyd R. "C.R." Jacobs, 27, of Big Timber, Mont., died on Saturday, June 10, 2006 in Big Timber. Cloyd Reuben Jacobs was born the son of Bruce and Judy (Hendrickson) Jacobs on April 18, 1979 in New York Mills, Minn. He was raised and attended school in Frazee, graduating in 1997. He then worked for BTD Manufacturing in Detroit Lakes for two years. C.R. later moved to Montana, where he attended Montana State University Ferrier School. After graduating, he worked on a ranch near Clyde Park, Mont.
Aug. 12, 1912-June 12, 2006 Maudie Oliphant, 93, of Breckenridge, Minn., died Monday, June 12, 2006, at the St. Francis Healthcare Campus in Breckenridge. Maudie was born to Earl and Lulu (Nelson) Oliphant on Aug. 24, 1912, in Harrison County, Mo., the second child in a family of five. At an early age, she moved with her family to the Foxhome, Minn., area. She was baptized and confirmed into the Methodist faith. In 1933, Maudie married John C. Bergquist.
Sept. 9, 1961-June 10, 2006 Michael J. Chesley, 44, of Minneapolis, died Saturday, June 10, 2006 in Minneapolis. Michael James Chesley was born to Raymond Arthur and MaryAnn Chesley on Sept. 9, 1961, in Bemidji. He grew up in Ponsford, attending school in Pine Point and later, Park Rapids High School. Michael attended Detroit Lakes Vocational-Technical School, where he was enrolled in the electrician and welding programs. He worked in construction around the Detroit Lakes area and in Minneapolis.
Aug. 7, 1909-June 11, 2006 Esther H. Krogman, 96, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, June 11, at the Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Esther Hattie Ross was born to William and Bertha (Niccum) Ross on Aug. 7, 1909 in Dent, Minn. She grew up in the Dent area, where she attended school. Esther married Alfred Lachowitzer in 1930, and they farmed near Vergas until 1973, when they moved to Detroit Lakes. Alfred died in 1977. Esther worked at both the Pelican Rapids and Frazee turkey processing plants, and later the Nutrition Center in Detroit Lakes. She married Eldo Krogman in 1980.
Aug. 28, 1941-June 8, 2006 Mary E. Ramsey, 64, of rural Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Mary Ellen Marsh was born to Earl and Irma (Ericksen) Marsh on Aug. 28, 1941 in Dawson, Minn. She moved to Wisconsin with her family, attending elementary school in Cedar Lake and high school in Osceola, Wis. After graduating from high school, Mary attended the Teacher's College in Fredrick, Wis. She married Lawrence Ramsey on July 29, 1972. They lived in St. Paul, where she worked as a clerk for the Minnesota Transfer Railway.
April 4, 1918-June 10, 2006 Marjorie H. Hanson, 88, died on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at her home in Dallas, Ore., surrounded by her family and loved ones. Marjorie, the daughter of Alfred and Lillian Oss, was born April 4, 1918, in Goose Prairie, Township, Minn. As an infant, she moved with her family to Hitterdal, and lived there until Nov 17, 1959. She was valedictorian of Hitterdal High School in 1936, and graduated Moorhead Business College a year later.
About 700 members and guests attended the Lake Region Electric Cooperative Member Appreciation Breakfast and Annual meeting Saturday, June 10, at the Pelican Rapids High School auditorium. Election results are as follows: District 1, Harold Marty; District 4, John Koepcke; and District 7, Jack Lacey. Two bylaw changes were also approved by the membership. One requires a waiting period of three years after termination of employment at the cooperative before becoming eligible to become a director and prohibits employment at the cooperative while a director.