DL News Staff
May 25, 1922-April 20, 2006 Wayne F. Gustafson, 83, died Thursday, April 20, 2006. He was a resident of Waterford's memory loss facilities in Fargo, because he had been an Alzheimer's victim for the last several years. Wayne Franklin Gustafson, the only child of Ben and Freda Marie (Kleer) Gustafson, was born May 25, 1922 in Orion, Ill. The family moved to Ben's father's ranch near Aberdeen, S.D., while Wayne was still a young boy. When Wayne was 14 years old, the family moved to Fargo.
Conrad Michael Dickerson Sr., 58, of rural Menahga, is in custody in the Hubbard County Jail on a charge of second degree attempted murder. Dickerson was arraigned Monday. Judge Jay D. Mondry set bail at $150,000. According to sheriff Gary Mills, at approximately 8:47 p.m. Saturday the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a transferred 911 call from the Wadena County Sheriff's Office reporting a domestic with shots fired at 12120 Hubbard Line Rd. As officers were responding, more information was obtained revealing Dickerson was the individual doing the shooting.
"It looks like I'm going to be on the front page of the paper again," Nimrod council member Pat Rathke said before the start of the village's monthly meeting Monday night. Rathke submitted a letter to the council announcing his resignation that evening, saying he wanted to appoint Keith Frame to fill the position. The council, who was not familiar with resignation procedure, consulted the League of Minnesota Cities handbook.
July 9, 1911-May 4, 2006 Former Frazee and International Falls, Minn., resident Amelia E. "Millie" Anderson age 94 formerly of International Falls, died on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Oakland Park Nursing Home, Thief River Falls, Minn. Amelia Ernestine Feldt was born to Fred and Bertha (Bunkowski) Feldt on July 9, 1911 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her childhood was spent growing up in Sheffield, Mass., until she later moved with her family to Frazee in 1917. On Dec. 21, 1937, Amelia married August D. Anderson. She spent many years farming and was owner/operator of the Airport Café & Grocery.
March 13, 1975-May 7, 2006 Jonathan A. Austad, 31, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, in Clear Lake Township, Sherburne County, Minn. Jonathan Allen Austad was born to Gary A. and Kathleen (Carrier) Austad on March 13, 1975 in Fargo. He grew up in Lake Park and White Bear Lake, Minn., where he attended school. He also lived and attended school in Detroit Lakes for two years.
Aug. 31, 1920-May 6, 2006 Rhoda M. Doran, 85, of Hawley, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Rhoda was born to Edwin and Annette (Quam) Grani on Aug. 31, 1920. When Rhoda was 16 months old, her mother died. She, along with her brothers, was raised by several relatives. Rhoda grew up with her Quam grandparents. She was baptized and confirmed at Houglum Lutheran Church. Rhoda married Vernon Doran on Jan. 6, 1942 at Vancouver, Wash.
Sept. 14, 1935-May 4, 2006 Shirley V. Heim-Larson, 70, of Detroit Lakes, died on Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Apple Valley Health Care Center in Apple Valley, Minn., from complications due to cancer. Shirley Virgene Heim, daughter of Ernest and Irene (Johnson) Heim, was born on Sept. 14, 1935, in Mindoro, Wis. She graduated from Bangor High School, Bangor, Wis., in 1953. She was married on July 13, 1953, in Denver, Colorado. During her marriage, she lived in 25 different homes in various states, moving with the Air Force for 21 years.
Oct. 30, 1914-May 4, 2006 Eleanore P. Loeher, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Eleanore P. Piper was born to Henry and Caroline (Roeske) Piper on Oct. 30, 1914 in Chicago, Ill., where she grew up and attended school. Eleanore married Leonard Loeher on May 20, 1939 in Chicago. Following marriage they moved to Downer's Grove, Ill., where Eleanore worked for the Woolworth Company. Following their retirement they moved to Versailles, Mo. Leonard died July 29, 1990.
Aug. 2, 1925-May 6, 2006 Lorraine Ritchie, 80, of Pelican Rapids, died on Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Pelican Valley Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids. Lorraine Clara Pederson, the third child of Helmer and Mary (Beck) Pederson, was born Aug. 2, 1925, at home in Wolf Lake, Becker County. In 1926, the family moved to Perham, where Lorraine attended school until November 1935. Lorraine and her family moved to Menahga, Minn., where she graduated from high school in 1943. She graduated from the Minnesota School of Business, Minneapolis, in stenography and bookkeeping.
Sept. 24, 1913-May 2, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes resident Phyllis Schram, 92, of Chaska, Minn., died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, in Chaska. Phyllis was born to Edward and Caroline (Laite) Jordahl on Sept. 24, 1913, in Lake Park. She graduated from Lake Park High School, and attended business school in Fargo. Phyllis worked at the Lake Park Tuberculosis Hospital in the mid 1930s, and married Lawrence D. Schram in Spirit Lake, Iowa on Jan. 17, 1940. During World War II, they lived in the Twin Cities.