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Shawna Marie Butcher, infant daughter of Sheena Butcher and her special friend, George Thompson, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford, continuing until the start of funeral services at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27. Interment will be made in the Breck Memorial Episcopal Cemetery in Ponsford. The David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is serving the family.
Arlene C. Gehring, 83, of Fargo, died Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Eventide in Moorhead. Visitation is set from 11 to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at Boulger Funeral Home, followed by a 1 p.m. graveside service at Moorhead Memorial Gardens.
March 19, 1943-Aug. 20, 2010 Anita Joyce Olson, 67, of Detroit Lakes, died peacefully at home Friday, August 20, 2010, after a brief and gallant battle with pancreatic cancer. Surrounded by family, friends, and the loving care of Hospice, Anita was taken by her Savior to her "mansion over the hilltop." Born to Agnes (Lofgren) and Myron Coalwell March 19, 1943, at home in Hawley, Anita grew up in Dilworth and resided most of her adult life in Detroit Lakes. Anita graduated as an LPN in 1980. In addition to her nursing career, she devoted much time caring for her late mother.
Oct. 8, 1926-Aug. 18, 2010 Grace V. Mickelson, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Grace Virginia Killingstad was born to Carl and Matilda (Mathias) Killingstad on October 8, 1926 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and received her education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1944. On May 7, 1946 she was united in marriage to Lyle Mickelson. Over the years they made their home in Detroit Lakes and Westbury. Grace worked for Kadlatz Cleaners and Later Savoie Cleaners in Detroit Lakes for many years.
Jan. 13, 1920-Aug. 18, 2010 Earl Hanks Kuhlemeyer, 90, of Vergas, passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at the Perham Memorial Home, where he resided the last two weeks. Earl was born to Emerson and Lurhea (Hanks) Kuhlemeyer on January 13, 1920 in Candor Township, rural Vergas. He attended school at District 121, rural Vergas. Earl served in the United States Marine Corps from 1944-46, with overseas duty in China during World War II. On February 27, 1949, Earl married Edith Gabrielson in Lake Park.
Feb. 20, 1918-Aug. 17, 2010 Bessie L. Lord, 92, of Lake Park, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Bessie Lorraine was born to Walter and Ida (Johnston) Stover on February 20, 1918 in Hewitt, Minn. She grew-up in the Lake Park area, graduating from country school. On September 1, 1938, she married Lyle Lord at her homestead. They continued to live near Lake Park, where they farmed and raised their family. Bessie was a farm wife who loved to cook, bake and garden. She especially loved to do all kinds of handcrafting.
Sept. 16, 1914-Aug. 11, 2010 Ruby V. Stegman, 95, of Cavalier, N.D., died Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier. Funeral services were held Monday, August 16, 2010, at United Lutheran Church in Cavalier, with burial in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Neche, N.D. Ruby Viola Olson was born to Elias and Thorborg Olson on September 16, 1914, in Eagle Grove, Iowa. She was raised on farms in Iowa and attended country schools. Ruby worked in Chicago as a cook, housekeeper, and governess. After earning her nursing cap at Lutheran Deaconess, she worked for Dr.
March 16, 1948-Aug. 15, 2010 Ron E. Bellanger Sr., 62, of Waubun, MN, died Sunday, August 15, 2010 at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 in the White Earth Community Center, White Earth, and will continue until the time of services on Thursday. Funeral services for Ron will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 in St. Columba Episcopal Church, White Earth, with interment in the church cemetery. Ronald Eugene Bellanger was born to William and Delia (Roy) Bellanger on March 16, 1948 in White Earth.
July 29, 1916-Aug. 14, 2010 Hulda A. Enget, 94, of Audubon, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at St. Mary's Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Hulda Augustson was born to Magnus and Ida (Erickson) Augustson on July 29, 1916 in rural Detroit Lakes. She attended District 29 country school in Atlanta Township and also District 98 school in Detroit Township. She worked for several years on the Sewall Froysland farm, doing both fieldwork and caring for their children. She also cleaned cabins at Fairhaven Resort in Shoreham. On March 6, 1949 Hulda was united in marriage to Maurice Enget.
June 21, 1929-Aug. 8, 2010 Robert Arthur Pickar was born to Peter and Alma (Grewing) Pickar on June 21, 1929, in Wadena. He was raised in rural Wadena, where he received his education. Bob was married to June Webber on September 22, 1950, in Valley City, N.D., and they lived in the Pillsbury and Finley, N.D., areas. In the early 1960s they moved to Karnak, N.D., where Bob managed the grain elevator.