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July 2, 1926-Oct. 5, 2011 Roy Joseph Larson, 85, of Rochester, Minn., passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Roy was born in Benson, Minn., on July 2, 1926. He graduated from Benson High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, in the Pacific Theatre. He graduated from the University Minnesota Institute of Technology in 1950, with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. On June 2, 1951 he married Louise R. Nistler from Eden Valley, Minn. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Survivors include his wife Louise; sons Robert J.
Sept. 10, 1924-Oct. 3, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes-area resident Edgar McCracken, 87, of Aurora, Mo., died Monday, October 3, 2011 in his home. Edgar was born to Char-les and Anna (Peterson) McCracken on September 10, 1924 in Thief River Falls. He worked at Deug's Ace Hardware and was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; one son, Mike McCracken Sr. of Farmington, Minn.; and three grandchildren, Michael McCracken Jr., Nathan McCracken and Michaela.
March 17, 1927-Oct. 5, 2011 James Patrick Perrine, 84, of Sebeka, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. James was born to Eugene and Virgie (Stafford) Perrine on March 17, 1927 at Holandale, Minn. He was the youngest of three siblings and attended two different country schools near Madelia, Minn., where the family raised potatoes and other truck crops as well as cattle. The Perrines moved to a farm southwest of Sebeka in the fall of 1941, because land was affordable there.
March 1, 1923-Oct. 4, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes and Two Harbors resident Wayne G. Leopold, 88, of Crosby, Minn., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Wayne was born to Arthur and Emma Leopold on March 1, 1923 in Sanborn, Minn. He graduated from Sanborn High School. Wayne was a World War II Army veteran and was awarded a Purple Heart while serving with the 99th infantry division in the European Theater.
The memorial service for Ann Richter, 76, of Little McDonald Lake, Perham, will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. in Calvary Lutheran Church, Perham -- not Sunday, Oct. 9 as was listed in Wednesday's Detroit Lakes Tribune. There will be a gathering of family and friends for one hour prior to the service, with burial to take place following the service at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Vergas.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Douglas "Doug" Erickson, 84, of Fergus Falls, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Pioneer Care of Fergus Falls. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids. Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids, with Pastor Roger Rotvold officiating. Burial will be in Cormorant Lutheran Cemetery, Cormorant. Larson Funeral Home of Pelican Rapids is providing arrangements.
Fritzine E. Madzo, 68, of Vergas, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in the Furey Vergas Chapel in Vergas. Lunch will be served following the service. Furey Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
March 27, 1937-Oct. 4, 2011 Arlene Frances Kolle, 74, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, joined her lord and savior after a year-long battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Arlene Frances Wehking, the daughter of Carl and Mamie (Minnick) Wehking, was born March 27, 1937, at their farm home just northeast of Cosmos, Minn., in Meeker County. Arlene was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church located in Brookfield Township, Hector, Minn. She attended Litchfield Public School, graduating in 1955.
July 23, 1927-Oct. 2, 2011 Marion S. Krump, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, October 2, 2011 under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley at the Golden Manor in Detroit Lakes. Marion was born the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Pladsen) Forberg on July 23, 1927 in Cooperstown, N.D. She was raised and educated in Sharon, N.D. Marion was married to Richard Dronen in 1946 and they later divorced. Marion went to Josef's School of Hair Design in Moorhead.
May 7, 1935-Oct. 3, 2011 Maynard A. "Andy" Anderson, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Grace Lutheran Church with Reverend Rob Nelson officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at David-Donehower Funeral Home.