DL News Staff
Oct. 24, 1936-March 7, 2006 Darold J. Erickson, 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Darold Jens Erickson was born to Dell and Pearl (Haugen) Erickson on Oct. 24, 1936 in Twin Valley, Minn., where he was raised and educated. During his working life, he was an over-the-road trucker, having driven for Foltz Trucking, Ole Gunderson Trucking and Har-stad Trucking. He retired in 2002 and had worked part time for the Pelican River Watershed District.
Oct. 15, 1907-March 6, 2006 Rosa A. Thoennes, 98, of Mahnomen, died Monday, March 6, 2006, at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home in Mahnomen. Rosa Apollonia Thoennes was born to Theodore and Anna (Terfehr) Thoennes on Oct. 15, 1907, in Ogema. She was the fifth of nine children. Rosa grew up in the Ogema area, and attended Ogema Elementary School. In 1926, Rosa graduated from Waubun High School. After graduation, Rosa worked as the assistant postmistress at the Ogema Post Office for 37 years. She retired in the late 1970s.
June 21, 1904-Feb. 25, 2006 Detroit Lakes native Gertrude M. Robson, 101, of Waterford at All Saints, Sioux Falls, S.D., died Saturday, February 25, 2006. Gertrude Nunn, daughter of pioneer parents George and Mary Josephine Nunn, was born June 21, 1904, in Detroit Lakes. Gertrude graduated from high school there before going to Hamline University in St. Paul and then graduating from Miss Wood's Kindergarten School in Minneapolis in 1925. She then taught for two years in Robbinsdale, Minn. She married Lester W.
Ron Peterson, an investment representative for Bremer in Detroit Lakes, was recognized as one of the Top 100 INVEST Financial Corporation representatives as part of its 2006 National Sales Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., recently. Along with nine other Bremer representatives, Peterson was chosen based on the sales performance of more than 500 representatives. "We are proud to represent 10 percent of INVEST's top 100 reps, and proud to have so many great Bremer employees like Ron who are committed to their clients' financial success," said Pat Richard, sales director for Bremer.
Edina Realty recently announced the following realtors from the Fargo and Detroit Lakes offices have been named members of Edina Realty's Leadership Circle. They are Vince Bachmeier, Keith Berger, Chuck Walen and Gene Berger. Members of Edina Realty's Leadership Circle are those who reached an outstanding level of sales performance and customer service in 2005. "Becoming a Leadership Circle member takes consistent hard work and exceptional customer care," said Bob Peltier, Edina Realty president.
ZITZOW -- a boy, Derek Donald; born February 23, 2006, weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz. to Wendy and Jeffrey Zitzow.
BELLANGER -- a boy, Joshua Dean; born February 21, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz. to Andrea Bellanger.
SCHMIDT -- a boy, Blaiz Cjai; born February 21, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 3 oz. to Kris Schuett and Mark Schmidt.
BERRY -- a girl, Cassidy Joann; born February 20, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz. to Rachel Clark and John Berry.
GEORGE -- a girl, Brianna Catherine; born February 20, 2006, weighing 5 lbs. 6 oz. and -- a boy, Hunter John; born February 20, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz. to Jessica and Jesse George.