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Former Fergus Falls resident Elaine Joann Hotchkiss, 67, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Eventide Care Center in Moorhead. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3, with a 5:30 p.m. prayer service, at Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, continuing one hour prior to services Monday at the church. Memorial services are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4 at Grace Lutheran Church in Erhard, with Reverend Brad Soenksen officiating. Interment will be at the Wadena City Cemetery in Wadena. Olson Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
Nov. 13, 1947-May 25, 2012 Charles "Bob" Porter, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating. Visitation took place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 28, with a 7 p.m.
Audubon native Ruth H. Broberg, 85, of Minneapolis, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Select Senior Living. A graveside service will be held in Lake Eunice Cemetery, Detroit Lakes, at 12 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Family and friends will gather following the service at Assembly of God Church.
March 9, 1920-May 25, 2012 Velma Francis Wirth (nee Renollet), 92, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, after complications from a fall. Velma was born on a cold, snowy, 20-degree below day on March 9, 1920, to Albert and Fannie Renollet at their home in Frazee. She was the youngest of eight children. Velma married Elmer Robert Wirth on December 20, 1937. They farmed most of her life around the Frazee/Perham area, raising 5 children. Velma enjoyed all aspects of the farm. She and Elmer moved off the farm and into Frazee in 1975.
Former Audubon resident Joyce Henry, 82, of Dilworth, died Monday, May 28, 2012 in her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31 in Dilworth Lutheran Church, Dilworth, with interment in Moorhead Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are being provided by Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead.
Kenneth Bregel, 77, of Waubun, died Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31 in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Waubun. A time of gathering is set from 5 to 7 p.m. W0ednesday, May 30, with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service and rosary, all in Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Waubun. Arrangements are being provided by Anderson Funeral Home.
May 9, 1925-May 26, 2012 Herbert John William Wendt, 87, died May 26, 2012, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by his children. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Height of Land Township, Becker County. Interment will be made in the St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Lunch will be hosted at the church following the service for all to attend. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service to be held at 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 16, 1926-May 25, 2012 Evelyn "Evie" Elaine Tate, 85, of Wolf Lake, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 under the care of Hospice and her loving family. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 at Lakes Area Word Fellowship in Vergas, with Pastor Larry Vosika officiating. Lunch will be hosted at the church following the service for all to attend. Interment will be made in the Spruce Grove Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, with a prayer service to take place at 8 p.m.
April 19, 1948-May 24, 2012 Andrew P. Favorite, 64, of Waubun, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at the White Earth Community Center in White Earth. Friends may call at the community center from 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31 until the time of the service on Saturday. Andrew Paul Favorite was born to Charles "Ted" and Lois (Jordain) Favorite on April 19, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio. He was raised and educated in Minneapolis, graduating from DeLasalle High School and the University of St. Thomas.
Feb. 22, 1920-May 25, 2012 George A. Radtke was born on February 22, 1920, to Albert and Louise (Hiepler) Radtke in Madison, Minn. His father was killed in a runaway accident during threshing time when George was 6 years old and he moved with his mother to Ellendale, N.D., in 1926. He completed his elementary and high school education there, graduating in 1939. George moved to Fargo and managed an oil station while attending NDAC (now NDSU) until 1941, when he was among the first drafted into the Army on December 29, 1941.