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David L. Brenk, 49, of Detroit Lakes, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 in his home. Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, in Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, continuing Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, with the Rev. William Aufdenkamp officiating.
June 16, 1929-Dec. 14, 2010 Dorothy Katherine Spry, 81, of Cashmere, Washington, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Columbia View Assisted Living in East Wenatchee, Wash. Dorothy had lived in Cashmere for 48 years and had been the owner and operator of an upholstery business. Her creative side extended into many areas, including watercolor artistry. Dorothy was born on June 16, 1929 at Underwood, Minnesota and was raised, educated and worked in the Detroit Lakes area. She married Ervin Spry in Callaway. Following a time in Holden, Wash., they moved their family to the Cashmere area.
June 27, 1939-Dec. 15, 2010 Marilyn B. Olson, 71, of rural Lake Park, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at her home, after a three-month battle with liver cancer. She had fought breast cancer eight years ago and was a cancer survivor until this past October. Marilyn was born the daughter of Walter and Lynn Turnell on June 27, 1939 in Vancouver, British Columbia. She moved to California with her family as a young child. Marilyn graduated from Covina High School and later from Chico State University in California, where she received her elementary teaching degree.
Donald Peerman, 57, of Ogema, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the Mahnomen Health Care Center & Nursing Home, after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services for Donald will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 in the Old Pine Point School, Ponsford, with visitation starting at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20 and continuing until the time of services. The David-Donehower Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jan. 18, 1940-Dec. 12, 2010 Former Barnesville resident Donald E. Carr, 70, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, December 12, 2010 at St. Mary's Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes. Donald Edward Carr was born to Kenneth and Edna (Schmidt) Carr on January 18, 1940 in Barnesville. He grew up and attended school in Barnesville. He then worked as a linesman for a power company. In 1969 he married Jane Johnson. They made their home in Barnesville. Don worked for Camrud & Foss Concrete in Moorhead for several years. He later worked for Sun Valley Products in Hickson, N.D.
Sept. 30, 1928-Dec. 9, 2010 Vernie Leroy Davidson, 82, of Callaway, died Thursday, December, 9, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home Chapel in Detroit Lakes; friends may call at the funeral home starting at 1 p.m. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 in the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Sidney, Mont. Vernie was born September 30, 1928 on the family farm in One Road Township, Roberts County, S.D. He was the youngest son of Albert and Minnie (Odahl) Davidson.
Mary Patricia "Pat" Bisek, 91, of Mahnomen, died Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the Mahnomen Health Center. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen, with a 3 p.m. prayer service and Rosary to follow. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to Monday's services at the church. A mass of Christian burial is set for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mahnomen, with interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being provided by Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.
April 26, 1958-Dec. 7, 2010 James W. Eberhardt, 52, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Tuesday, December 7, 2010 of unknown causes at his home. Jim was born the son of William and Darlene (Kerling) Eberhardt on April 26, 1958, in St. Paul, Minn. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes. After high school he attended University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and later transferred to Mankato State University in Mankato, Minn. Jim returned to Detroit Lakes and turned his passion of photography into a career.
Nov. 7, 1916-Dec. 7, 2010 Marjorie I. Miller, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Friends may call for one hour prior to the mass at the church. Interment will be in Holy Rosary cemetery. Marjorie Irene Miller was born to John and Martha (Neubert) Miller on November 7, 1916 in Detroit Lakes.
Nov. 1, 1915-Dec. 5, 2010 Former Cormorant resident Norma P. Coleman, 95, of Blackduck, Minn., died Sunday, December 5 at St. Mary's-Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes and at the church for one hour prior to services on Friday. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in rural Audubon, with Reverend Paul Peterson, officiating.