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Oct. 16, 1937-Dec. 1, 2011 Gary Winston Olsby, 74, of Osage, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, in his home. Gary was born to Manley and Pauline (Serba) Olsby on October 16, 1937 in Valley City, N.D. During school years, the family moved to Redfield, S.D., later returning to Valley City in 1954, where Gary graduated from high school. Gary entered the Armed Services in October 1956, attending Hospital Corps School at Bainbridge, Md., Marine Corps recruit depot for one year in San Diego, and field medical training in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Dec. 25, 1930-Dec. 1, 2011 Gloria A. Mattson, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday December 1, 2011 at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo. Gloria Allyce Mattson was born to Gustav and Mathilda (Guderian) Martens on December 25, 1930 in Breckenridge, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Wolverton, Minn., graduating from Wolverton High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Leslie Alm in 1950 in Wolverton. They farmed near Christine, N.D., and later near Wolverton. In 1966 they moved to Detroit Lakes, where she worked at Mayeron's Clothing Store and Montgomery Wards.
June 26, 1941-Nov. 29, 2011 Lois Bellefeuille, 70, of Ponsford, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home in Mahnomen. Lois Marie Otto was born the daughter of Harry and Viola (Roy) Otto on June 26, 1941 in the Mahnomen area. As a very young child, Lois lived with her family briefly in Duluth and Little Fork, Minn., before returning to Mahnomen about the time she reached school age. Lois attended parochial and public schools in Mahnomen. She then worked as a retail clerk at Blandings Store in Detroit Lakes.
April 30, 1958-Nov. 26, 2011 Former Mobridge, S.D., resident Raymond E. Morrison, 53, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at his residence. Raymond Edward Morrison was born to John and Helen Huettner Morrison on April 30, 1958 in Mobridge, S.D. He attended school in Mobridge and later in Gregory, S.D. In the summer of his sophomore year of high school he was awarded a full scholarship to the International Peace Garden Music Camp.
Ned M. Henry, 86, of Audubon, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 in his home on Bluewater Bay, near Audubon. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, with the funeral set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, all at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead. Interment will be in Moorhead Memorial Gardens in Moorhead.
James Renner, 86, of Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls. Visitation and prayer services were held on Sunday, Nov. 27 at Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls. Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls, with Father Greg Paffel officiating. Interment was in St. Leonard's Catholic Cemetery, rural Pelican Rapids. Memorials are preferred, to Telephone Pioneers, care of Gertrude Obowa, 730 W. Beech, Fergus Falls MN 56537.
Aug. 22, 1929-Nov. 27, 2011 Donna Marie (Nunn) Messenger-Hayes, 82, of Fergus Falls, passed away Sunday, November 27, in her home. Donna was born to Herbert and Minnie (Conklin) Nunn on August 22, 1929 at the family farm in Detroit Lakes. She received her education at Holmes School in Detroit Lakes. Donna, her siblings and her mother (as adult leader) were active in Heart O'Lakes 4-H Club. She helped the county 4-H leader, Mr. W.H. Turner, start more clubs in the area. There was hard work, but many fun and good times growing up on the farm.
July 20, 1939-Nov. 22, 2011 Gerald E. "Jerry" Feldt, 72, of Fargo, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Jerry was born the son of Edwin and Margaret (Oja) Feldt on July 20, 1939 in Becker County. He grew up in this area and graduated from Frazee High School. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1957 until his discharge in 1960. Jerry was united in marriage to Arlene Ziemann on March 11, 1961. Jerry worked for Young's Jobbing in Perham, and later moved to Minneapolis.
Arlene Gladys (Bordalen) Moebeck was born to Olaus and Grace (Nelson) Bordalen on May 5, 1923 in Ulen. She was baptized and confirmed at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ulen, and graduated from Ulen High School. Arlene was united in marriage to George Moebeck on October 7, 1943 in Lewes, Del., while George was in the service. After his discharge they returned to Minnesota, where they were blessed with three children, Carolyn, Valerie and Mark. Arlene was a homemaker while raising the children.
Feb. 11, 1934-Nov. 22, 2011 Arvin "Chub" Berneal Christensen, 77, of Frazee, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Essentia Hospital, Fargo, surrounded by his wife and family. Chub Christensen was born to Herb and Alta (Jacobs) Christensen on February 11, 1934 in Hendricks, Minn. He was the oldest of nine children. Chub grew up in Battle Lake, Minn., where he graduated from high school. He was married to Nancy Wade for 56 years. He drove truck for 43 years; the equivalent to 160 trips around the world. Chub's interest in trucking began with ride-alongs with Watt Watson.