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April 1, 1923-April 26, 2010 Former Mahnomen-Twin Valley area resident Leona C. Chilton, 87, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 26, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a Vigil Service starting at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 30, in Assumption Catholic Church, Callaway. Interment will in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Callaway. Leona Clara Neuhalfen was born to William F.
Sept. 12, 1962-April 22, 2010 Former Lake Park resident Steven "Steve" Livdahl, 47, passed away peacefully at his home in Fairplay, Colorado on Thursday, April 22, 2010. Steve was born to Gerald and Rose (Dufault) Livdahl on September 12, 1962 in Moorhead,. Steve was a part of a large family of seven brothers and one sister. He grew up in Lake Park, graduating from Lake Park High School. He enjoyed many sports in high school and afterwards, such as football, baseball, basketball, track and softball.
Nov. 23, 1931-April 25, 2010 Former Audubon resident Donna M. Kohler, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 25, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. The visitation continues from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., at the funeral home in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend David Beety officiating. Interment will be in First Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon.
March 3, 1918-April 25, 2010 Lawrence A. Foley, 92, of Halstad, Minn., died Sunday, April 25 at MeritCare Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, Fargo. Lawrence Arnold Foley was born the son of Henry and Selma (Nygaard) Foley on March 3, 1918 near DeLamere, N.D.; he was the youngest of 10 children.
Aug. 29, 1920-April 24, 2010 Helen L. Matson, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, surrounded by family and staff. Helen Lorraine Matson was born to John and Amanda (Keller) Wood on August 29, 1920 in Jamestown, N.D. Helen's family lived in several communities as she grew up. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School with the class of 1938. Following graduation, she gained employment at Bryngalson's Café in Detroit Lakes where she met her husband, Pete Matson.
Former Jordan, Minn., resident Anna G. Nolden, 101, of Detroit Lakes passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010. She was a graduate of St. Kate's School of Nursing. Surviving Anna are her son, Richard (Georgia) Nolden; daughter, Sydne Ann (Richard) Hellmer; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Her husband, Sidney O. Nolden, preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 26 at Ballard Sunder Funeral Home, 104 First St. W., Jordan, Minn.
Walter John Gartner, 90, a lifelong resident of the Park Rapids area, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, April 23 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids, with Father Thomas Friedl officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Star of the North Marine Corps League. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Jones-Pearson Funeral Home of Park Rapids is providing arrangements.
Dec. 17, 1943-April 21, 2010 Dale R. Castor, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010 after a very short illness. Dale was born December 17, 1943 in Marshalltown, Iowa, and grew up in several Iowa towns including Lakota, Titonka, Fairbank, Burt, and Sutherland, where he graduated from high school in 1962. He later moved with his family to Hills, Minn., where for several years he was employed by the Hills Crescent. In 1972 Dale moved to Audubon, where he was employed as the parts man for a semi trailer repair shop.
Dec. 1, 1922-April 15, 2010 Daryl Morton Geeslin died Thursday, April 15, 2010. He was born December 1, 1922 to Morton Prescott Geeslin and Evelyn Murial (Billings) Geeslin in the living quarters of the Soo Line railway station in Gully, Minn. He was employed by the Soo Line railroad, beginning in 1941 as a train dispatcher. He enlisted in 1944 in the U.S. Army and shipped out of New York Harbor on December 26. He served in the 746th Railway Operating Battalion and he was stationed in England, France and Germany. Following the war, Daryl returned to the Soo Line as a dispatcher.
Aug. 18, 1958-April 18, 2010 For 29½ years in the community of Detroit Lakes and surrounding towns, Mary Bouton was a friend, good helper and gave everyone a hug and later on, a pat on the behind. Mary died on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at the age of 51, at her home, surrounded by her seven dear friends and Linda. Mary Joan Bouton was born to Chester and Verna Bouton on August 18, 1958 and grew up living in different parts of Minnesota. Mary moved to Detroit Lakes on October 13, 1981, with the loving help of Lakes Homes.