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Aug. 24, 1927-March 28, 2011 Esther E. Hendrickson, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, March 28, 2011 at Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Esther was born the daughter of Julius and Selma (Sallinen) Paananen on August 24, 1927 in Wadena. She was raised and educated in Sebeka. Esther was united in marriage to Reuben Hendrickson on June 16, 1946. They lived in Minneapolis before returning to rural Osage to farm and raise their family. Esther enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Jonathan M. Stodola, 25, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 1 in West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.
May 21, 1927-March 14, 2011 Genevive "Gen" Mae Tiege of Satellite Beach, Fla., passed away from cancer on Monday, March 14, 2011. Gen was born on May 21, 1926 in Westbury. She attended District 7 Country School, with Dorothy Bratlie as a very special teacher, and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1945. She attended Interstate Business School in Fargo, and became a stenographer.
Nov. 25, 1929-March 25, 2011 Elorius "Lorey" (Fuhs) Commers, 81, died March 25, 2011 at her home in Plymouth, Minn., on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. We will miss our loving wife, mom, grandma, sister and friend who passed away surrounded by her family and much love. Lorey will always be remembered for her warmth, her sense of humor, and her joyful spirit. Born on November 25, 1929 in St. Paul, Lorey met life with grace and an open heart, and she is now at peace and celebrating with Jesus.
June 12, 1958-March 27, 2011 Teresa Ida Klegin, 52, of Frazee, arrived home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 27, 2011. She passed away at Sanford Health in Fargo, with her family by her side. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church-Loon Lake, near Vergas. Lunch will be hosted at the church following the service for all to attend.
Oct. 2, 1948-March 26, 2011 Martin A. Kunz, 62, of Ogema, died of natural causes on Saturday, March 26, 2011 while working at Winter Farms in rural Callaway. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. It will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., in Assumption Catholic Church, Callaway, with Father Xavier Ilango officiating. Burial will be in St.
Former Mahnomen resident Agnes Becker, 85, of Frazee, died Tuesday, March 22 in the Frazee Care Center. Visitation and funeral services were held Saturday, March 26 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mahnomen. Arrangements were provided by Jones-Pearson Funeral Home of Park Rapids.
Dec. 16, 1947-March 22, 2011 Erling P. Hill Jr., 63, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Erling was born the son of Erling and Marcella (Nyeggen) Hill Sr., on December 16, 1947 in St. Paul, Minn. In 1974, Erling moved to Detroit Lakes and has resided at Lakes Homes West.
Jan. 15, 1932-March 24, 2011 Former Grafton, N.D., resident Janyce A. Johnson Haugen, 79, of Audubon and Fargo, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. Janyce Ardell Bjorg was born to Syvert and Greta (Jacobson) Bjorg on January 15, 1932 in Adams, N.D. Janyce lived on a farm and attended school in Adams for all 12 grades, graduating in 1950. She then attended Moorhead State College, where she earned her teaching degree. She taught in Portland, N.D. and later in Grafton, N.D. Janyce Bjorg and Lyle M. Johnson were united in marriage on June 4, 1955.
Oct. 10, 1943-March 20, 2011 Thomas Michael Lynch, 67, was still marching to his own drummer right up until he died on Monday, March 21, 2011. Tom (aka "Mule") was the son of Homer and Lois Lynch of Detroit Lakes. He went to Detroit Lakes High School and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. After graduation, he attended UND and Moorhead State, and was a member of the winning-est basketball team in MSU history in 1966, the year he graduated. Then, it was off to Alaska, where he taught shop on the Aleutian Island of Adak, and for a second year in Fairbanks.