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Oct. 9, 1988-July 7, 2012 Dustin Bradley Birky, 23, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the family's Bad Medicine Lake cabin. Dustin was born the son of Bradley Birky and Karla Schultz on October 9, 1988 in Park Rapids. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 2007. Dustin worked with his father as a carpenter at Birky Construction. Recently, on June 9, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Frazee, Dustin was united in marriage to Desiree Gigstead. They made their home in rural Detroit Lakes. Dustin had a very strong faith.
April 30, 1943-July 5, 2012 Ralph E. "Bucky" Goodman, 69, of Pine Point, died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 in the Pine Point School, Pine Point, with visitation starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 8 and continuing until the time of services on Tuesday. Interment will be held at the Breck Memorial Cemetery in Ponsford. Ralph Edward "Bucky" Goodman was born to Louis J. and Leoba (Vilas) Goodman on April 30, 1943 in Pine Point. Bucky attended grade school in Pine Point.
Aug. 12, 1991-July 1, 2012 Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, July 6 for Bryton Pihlstrom, 20, of Detroit Lakes, at the Northwoods Harvest Barn and Cowboy Church in Detroit Lakes, with Pastor Brian Erickson officiating. Hymns will be sung by the congregation, accompanied by Pam Groves. Special music will be provided by Pastor Brian Erickson and Bob Weissenstein. The pallbearers are Trevor Stilke, Tyler Stilke, Greg Malikowski, Clint Johnson, Cyrus Bickell and Drake Anderson. The honorary pallbearers are the Minnesota Army National Guard.
Irene Opp, 85, of rural Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the funeral home, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Feb. 21, 1924-July 4, 2012 Clyde S. Ostlund, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 9 at the new David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with Military Rites provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. Clyde Stanley Ostlund was born to Emil and Helen (Kicker) Ostlund on February 21, 1924 in rural Wadena.
Donald M. Johnson, 76, of rural Lake Park, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. Monday, July 9 at Cormorant Lutheran Church, 14314 County Highway 4, Lake Park. Arrangements are being provided by Wright Funeral Home, Lake Park.
Leila Elizabeth (Baker) Williams, mother of Melinda Cloose, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Frazee. At the request of Leila there will be no public service. Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Jan. 7, 1934-July 1, 2012 Marcella O. Gordon, 78, of Mahnomen, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at Good Samaritan-Bethany Nursing Home in Brainerd. Funeral services are set for at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 5 in the Assembly of God Church at Rice Lake, with Pastor Tim Brown officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation took place at the church from 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 until the time of services Thursday. Marcella Opal Gordon was born to Joseph & Christaina (Antell) Moose on January 7, 1934 near Lengby, Minn.
Ida Kathryn Paulson, 77, of Red Wing, Minn., died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Potter Ridge Assisted Living in Red Wing. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7 in Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, Minn., with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Emmons, Minn. Memorials are preferred, to Red Wing Hospice.
Norman Loyd Dale, 89, of Perham, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Perham Living. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at the United Methodist Church, Perham, with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Rob Pesola will officiate. Burial will take place at the Perham Village Cemetery. Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is providing the arrangements.