DL News Staff
Dorothy Jane Lauer passed away in her sleep in Paradise Valley, Ariz., on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Janie was a cherished wife, mother, and grandmother. She was happiest when she was joined by her family at her lake home in Detroit Lakes. She enjoyed a long life with her loving husband and best friend, Jack. She passed away two days prior to their 67th wedding anniversary. Jane was the president of the Bismarck Library Board, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bismarck Hospital and president of the Alpha Phi Sorority while attending the University of Minnesota.
May 19, 1958-Dec. 6, 2012 Dennis M. Olson, 54, of Lake Park, died on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in Rochester, Minn. Dennis was born to Ardean and Eleen (Rosman) Olson on May 19, 1958 in Detroit Lakes. While growing up he was active in 4-H, and he lived in rural Lake Park his entire life. Dennis married Marlys Moe and they had two sons, Scott and Joey. They were later divorced.
Aug. 22, 1927-Dec. 6, 2012 Donald E. Olson, 85, of rural Frazee, passed away at his home on Thursday, December 6, 2012, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A private family celebration of his life will held at a later date. Furey Funeral Home of Frazee is assisting the family. Don was born August 22, 1927, to Edward and Hildur (Munson) Olson in Duluth, Minn. He moved with his family to Minneapolis at the age of 9.
Oct. 19, 1919-Dec. 7, 2012 Marialice Soleim, 93, of Moorhead, died Friday, December 7, 2012 in Moorhead. Mary Alice Molamphy was born the daughter of Dennis and Genevieve (Wildes) Molamphy on October 19, 1919 in Hastings, Minn. The eldest of four children, she moved off the farm into town at the age of 15 and worked for Mr. Eddy at his pharmacy while attending high school. She graduated from Hastings High School. She changed jobs (and she changed her name to Marialice, known since then as MA, except for her grandchildren, who called her Nonnie).
April 22, 1938-Dec. 5, 2012 Carrie A. Cartwright, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. A private family service will be held. Interment will take place in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Shell Lake Township. Carrie Ann was born to Magnus and Agnes (French) Nelson on April 22, 1938 near Shell Lake Township. As a young girl she attended country school at District 45. In 1956, Carrie was united in marriage to James Cartwright in Detroit Lakes.
Dec. 10, 1919-Dec. 2, 2012 Former Ponsford and Fertile resident Rev. Gerhart M.F. Becker, 92, of Erskine, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston assisted the family with arrangements. Gerhart was born to George Flindt and Agnes Mueller Becker on December 10, 1919, in Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a drydock hand for Bethlehem Steel Co. in Hoboken, N.J., before joining the United States Marine Corps.
Nov. 29. 1987-Nov. 30, 2012 Shelby Elliot Somerville, 25, of Lake Park passed away in Sanford Health, Fargo, after being struck in a pedestrian-vehicle accident on Friday, November 30, 2012, moments after his 25th birthday. Shelby was born during the first snowfall on November 29, 1987, to Jeffrey Somerville and Kimberly Holloway-Somerville, in St. Mary's Hospital, Minneapolis. He grew up in Lake Park and attended school at Lake Park-Audubon. To say that Shelby had a charismatic and outgoing personality would be an enormous understatement.
William Cisco, 79, of Bejou, died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Nov. 15, 1946-Nov. 30, 2012 Margaret A. Lepard, 66, Detroit Lakes, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at her son's home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A private family service will be held. Margaret Ann Lepard was born to David and Martha (Beaumar) Henderson on November 15, 1946 in Mine Hill, N.J. She was raised and educated in Mine Hill. Margaret was united in marriage to Harry J. Sperry in New Jersey. They later divorced. She moved to Fargo in 1973 and to Detroit Lakes in 1974. She was united in marriage to Francis Lepard November 27, 1976 in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 28, 1924-Nov. 27, 2012 Ethel L. Arford, 88, of Holdrege, Nebraska, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Holdrege Memorial Homes. There will be no visitation; the family is honoring her wish for cremation. Private family services will be held at a later date. Ethel Lucille Arford was born January 28, 1924 in Becker County, near Westbury, the second of five children born to Albert and Elizabeth (Riebhoff) Moe. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith and confirmed at the Richwood Lutheran Church in 1937.