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Dec. 4, 1930-Aug. 1, 2010 Marjorie Louise Sorensen, 79, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday August 1, 2010, in the loving care of the Thomas House of Perham. Margie was born on Dec 4, 1930 to Fred and Louise (Wothe) Cooper. She grew up in Frazee, amid numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, and graduated from Frazee High School. She then worked part time as a waitress at Ralph's Ice Cream Parlor. She had a beautiful voice, and enjoyed singing her whole life, starting with Triple Trio in Frazee. Margie married Norman Sorensen on Feb.
Julia M. (Holcomb) Fern, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, August 5, 2010. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home, 515 Highway 96 at Mackubin, Shoreview, Minn. A private service with interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Steven Herbert Morin, 55, of Minot, N.D., died on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at a Minot health care center. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at the Thomas Family Funeral Home in Minot. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Thomas Family Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Jan. 27, 1944-Aug. 1, 2010 Donald E. Bristlin, 66, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at home, in the loving arms of his wife and family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, after a long courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of Don's life is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9 at Grace Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Eric Lemonholm officiating. There will be visitation at the church for two hours prior to services. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley, Minn.
March 20, 1976-July 31, 2010 Nicki L. Heisler, 34, of Ogema, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 31, 2010 at her residence in Ogema. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, continuing until the start of Friday's services, at the Cheryl Heisler residence near White Earth. The funeral is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at St. Columba Episcopal Church in White Earth, with interment at the St. Columba Church Cemetery. Nicki Lynn Heisler was born to Ken and Cheryl (Keezer) Heisler on March 20, 1976 in Minneapolis.
April 26, 1915-Aug. 2, 2010 Idella L. Lien, 95, of Lake Park, died Monday, August 2, 2010 at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Idella Lucille Baumgard was born to Herman and Alma (Ihrke) Baumgard on April 26, 1915 in Brewster, Minn. Shortly after Idella was born, the family moved to Audubon, where she grew up and attended school. Idella graduated from Audubon High School in 1933. She married Stanley Lien on June 20, 1939, in Audubon. Together they farmed north of Lake Park until 1962, when they and their three children moved into Lake Park.
July 25, 1922-Aug. 1, 2010 Willard G. "Willie" Anderson, 88, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at The Cottage at Emmanuel Community. Willie Anderson was born to George and Lena (Swanberg) Anderson on July 25, 1922 in Blackduck, Minn. He grew up and attended school there, graduating from Blackduck High School in 1940. In 1941 he signed a professional baseball contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. He played minor league baseball until he was drafted by the Army in 1943. He served in the 9th Infantry Division in France, Belgium, and Germany.
Nov. 19, 1933-July 29, 2010 Former Detroit Lakes resident William T. "Bill" Disse, 76, of New Zealand, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010 in St. Louis Park, Minn., while visiting family and friends. Bill was born to Herbert "Bubs" and Myrtle Disse on November 19, 1933 in Detroit Lakes. He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1951. He began his career with Northwestern Bell, before working and traveling around the United States. In 1965 he went to New Zealand, where he met and married Marcia Shepard.
George William Goodman, 51, of Ponsford, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at Emmanuel Community Health Care Facility in Detroit Lakes. Services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford, with a vigil starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.
July 15, 1921-July 30, 2010 Doris M. Norstad, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at her residence, under the care of hospice. Doris Ike was born to Ole and Minnie (Ranberg) Ike on July 15, 1921 in Plaza, N.D. She grew up on a ranch and attended school, graduating from Plaza High School. She then attended Minot State (N.D.) Teachers College, majoring in business. On October 4, 1947 she was united in marriage to Erling Norstad. They made their home in Fargo. Doris worked as a bookkeeper for 35 years.