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April 4, 1930-March 22, 2012 Eugene Ray "Skip" Mansager, 81, of Vergas, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. A celebration of his life is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the United Methodist Church in Vergas, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Lunch will be hosted following the service for all to attend. Visitation will also be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the United Methodist Church in Vergas, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Furey Funeral Home, Vergas, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
April 15, 1938-March 23, 2012 Former Sauk Centre resident Donald G. "Don" Blank, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at his home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 at First Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre, with Rev. Kevin Born officiating. There will be visitation for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Sauk Centre, with military honors provided by American Legion Post 417 of Little Sauk. Donald Gene Blank was born to Otto and Elsie (Bauer) Blank on April 15, 1938 in Minneapolis.
Aug. 18, 1964-March 17, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Steven Joseph Erickson, 46, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, after a sudden illness. Steven was born to Charles H. Erickson and Rita A. Erickson on August 18, 1964 at St. Mary´s Hospital, Detroit Lakes. Steve graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and attended Fergus Falls Community College. He married Claudia Torres Venegas on April 19, 1997. Steve was the sales director at Cabo Villas Beach Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He helped develop this resort with the Erickson family.
Jan. 23, 1945-March 20, 2012 Funeral services for Larry James Manning, 67, of rural Perham, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Joseph Herzing officiating. Burial took place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Frazee. Visitation took place from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March, 23, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham. Larry died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at home, under the care of Hospice of Red River Valley.
Nov. 3, 1927-March 19, 2012 Gust U. Brown, 84, of rural Frazee, died Monday March 19, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Gust Underwood Brown was born the son of Clarence and Rose (Olson) Brown on November 3, 1927 in Detroit Lakes, Becker County. He grew up in Detroit Lakes and attended the Washington Grade School and Holmes High School. He was confirmed at First Lutheran Church by Rev. I.O. Jacobson. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, from Oct. 10, 1945 to Nov. 3, 1948, in the Pacific Campaign.
Feb. 28, 1920-March 17, 2012 Former Park Rapids and Ponsford resident Esther A. Anderson, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Lamplighter Manor in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at Runeberg Apostolic Lutheran Church in rural Menahga, with pastors Irvin Peterson and Art Skoog officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, New York Mills. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m.
Oct. 25, 1919-March 18, 2012 Geneva Newman Pederson Carroll -- mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt -- died Sunday, March 18 at Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes, after a short illness. She was surrounded by her family. We have lost the irreplaceable center of our family and the joyous light in our lives. Geneva Newman was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on October 25, 1919 to Theodore and Irene (Bodell) Newman. She is a graduate of Fort Dodge High School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, where she met her husband, Dr. Thomas Pederson.
Sept. 30, 1925-March 17, 2012 Margaret R. Hager, 86, of Waseca, Minn., died on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Lake Shore Inn of Waseca. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 19 at McRaith Funeral Home & Crematory in Waseca, and for one hour prior to Tuesday's services at church. A parish prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Monday. A mass of Christian burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waseca, with Father Marty Schaefer, celebrant.
Feb. 17, 1954-March 14, 2012 Harley B. Smith, 58, of Fargo, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Sanford Health, Fargo. Harley Burt Smith was born to Ralph and Florence (Jendro) Smith on February 17, 1954 in Fargo. He was raised on the family farm near Alice, N.D., and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1972. He graduated from North Dakota College of Science in Wahpeton, where he received an HVAC degree. Harley married Dawn Unger on August 30, 1974 in Page, N.D. They lived in several communities in the Fargo area and from 1991 to 2003, lived in Detroit Lakes.
Nov. 25, 1925-March 15, 2012 Bernard J. "Barney" Furey, 86, retired Frazee funeral director, died Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Frazee Care Center. Friends may call between 3-7 p.m. Sunday, March 18, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a Parish Vigil at 7 p.m., all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee. The visitation will continue one hour prior to Monday's mass at the church. The mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 19 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with Father Xavier Ilango officiating.