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Sept. 23, 1936-April 9, 2010 Arlene J. Vadnais, 73, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 9, 2010 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 at the Chapel at Oak Crossing, with Chaplain Tim Cook officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at Oak Crossing. Arlene Jeanette Vadnais was born to Henry and Leona (Melander) Grone on September 23, 1936 in Fosston, Minn. She was raised and educated in Gonvik, Minn., and graduated from Gonvik High School in 1954.
Oct. 22, 1935-April 2, 2010 Shirley Ann Trowbridge, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 2, 2010 at Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services were held Monday, April 5 at Christian Fellowship Church in Detroit Lakes, with Revs. Jim Erb and Tim Rice officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee. Shirley Ann Forsberg was born to Art and Mabel (Cobbler) Forsberg on October 22, 1935 in Frazee. She was raised and educated in Frazee and is a graduate of Frazee High School.
Feb. 6, 1930-April 7, 2010 Merlen R. Erickson, 80, of Moorhead, died April 7, 2010 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead. Merlen Richard Erickson was born to Louise and Carl Erickson on February 6, 1930 in Lake Park. Merlen grew up in Lake Park and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1948. He joined the Navy in 1948 and then attended college at Moorhead State Teacher's College graduating with honors in 1954, with a major in music and minor in geography. Merlen taught in Waubun, Walhalla, N.D., Hitterdal and finally in Moorhead, in the fall of 1959.
Former Lake Park and Ulen resident Harold LaVerne Cary, 89, of Dilworth, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead. A memorial gathering will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley. There will also be a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17 in Atlanta Lutheran Church, rural Ulen, with interment in the church cemetery. Wright Funeral Home in Hawley is providing arrangements.
Former Mankato resident Estelle Veronica Wise, 93, of Crosslake, Minn., died Thursday, April 8, 2010 at St. Mary's Innovis Health in Detroit Lakes. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Shannon M. Bugge, 35, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010 as the result of injuries sustained in an accident in Detroit Lakes. Visitation will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m., at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. A second memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 in First Assembly of God Church, Fargo. The David-Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Nov. 7, 1937-April 2, 2010 James "Jim" Flanagan, 72, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 2, 2010 with his family at his side, at his new winter residence in Mesa, Ariz. Jim was the oldest of five children born to Francis "Pat" and Margaret (Dorschel) Flanagan on November 3, 1937 in Fond du Lac, Wis. Jim completed his first eight years of school at St. Augustine's Catholic School in Chilton, Wis. After graduation from Chilton High School in 1956, Jim joined the U.S. Army Reserve.
Sept. 27, 1937-April 5, 2010 Ralph F. Lindbom, 90, of Toad Lake Township, Osage, died on Monday, April 5, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids. Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, April 9 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.. Interment will be at the Snellman Cemetery. Ralph Frederick Lindbom was born on September 24, 1919 in Shell Lake Township, rural Osage.
Feb. 25, 1924-March 30, 2010 Helen D. Benson, 86, of Moorhead, died Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead. Helen Delphine Faust, daughter of John Albert and Sophie (Bjornstad) Faust, was born on February 25, 1924 in Valley City, N.D., the youngest of four daughters. She was baptized on July 1st, 1924 and confirmed June 6th, 1937 at Nebo Lutheran Church in Valley City.
Former Detroit Lakes and Underwood resident Edna Melvina (Nelson) Dunham, 94, of Fergus Falls, died Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8 with a public prayer service at 6:30 p.m. in Messiah Lutheran Church, rural Underwood, continuing for one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Friday, April 9 at Messiah Lutheran Church, with Rev. William "Bill" Colbeck officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, rural Pelican Rapids.