DL News Staff
Aug. 24, 1936-Feb. 24, 2013 Duane H. Cogger, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home. Duane was born the son of Edward and Bertha (Leu) Cogger on August 24, 1936 in Teletrachie, Miss. He was raised in Richwood. Duane served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1957. He was united in marriage to Lillie Barry on December 10, 1957 in Detroit Lakes. As a young man he worked for Bower Tree Service in Mora. Duane later became a heavy equipment operator, working for Soby Construction in Fergus Falls for a few years, and spent most of his career with Sellin Bros.
Oct. 20, 1940-Feb. 24, 2013 Ronnie Lee Frey, 72, of rural Frazee, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home. Ronnie was born on October 20, 1940, and born again on April 27, 1974 when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Ronnie was the son of John and Lois (Moench) Frey. His earthly journey began at home near Rice Lake, Minn., and his heavenly journey began February 24, 2013 at home in Frazee. As a young man, he worked for area farmers until 1961, when he started with Madison Silo Company. In 1969, Ronnie started Frey's Silo Repair and Sandblasting, Inc.
Oct. 1, 1952-Feb. 21, 2013 Kathryn L. Muench, 60, of rural Frazee, died unexpectedly, though peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at her residence. Kathryn Louise Muench was born to Carl and Marie (Walberg) Lundberg on October 1, 1952 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and received her education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1971. On January 8, 1972 she was united in marriage to Jody Muench in Detroit Lakes.
Nov. 1, 1962-Feb. 21, 2013 Cheryl J. Brown, 50, of Detroit Lakes, was taken home by her heavenly Father on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Sanford Health in Fargo following a courageous battle with cancer. A gathering of friends and family took place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David Donehower Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Cheryl will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in Snapps-Bearden Funeral Home, Branson, Mo.
July 17, 1946-Feb. 22, 2013 Milton D. Nelson, 66, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, February 22, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids. Milton David Nelson was born to Melvin and Nellie (Larson) Nelson on July 17, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and received his education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1964. In high school he competed and excelled on the wrestling team. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. He served in the United States Marine Corps.
Feb. 7, 1951-Feb. 20, 2013 Karen Marie Kittelson, 62, of Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at PioneerCare in Fergus Falls. Karen was born the daughter of Milton and Phyllis (Steffen) Totland on February 7, 1951 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1969. After high school she attended Moorhead State University and graduated in 1973 with a degree in elementary education. On August 18, 1973 Karen married Lee Kittelson at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 13, 1927-Feb. 18, 2013 Theresa L. Haney, 86, of Rochert, died Monday, February 18, 2013 at Essentia Health-St.Mary's in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial for Theresa will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, with a 7 p.m. Rosary service and 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at David Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. It will continue for one hour before services at the church on Saturday.
July 12, 1922-Feb. 18, 2013 Lucille M. Boyer, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, February 18, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Lu Boyer will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Lu was born the daughter of C. Ernest and Anita (Hunsley) Aull on July 12, 1922.
Henry Horack, 85, of Waubun, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in St. Ann's Church in Waubun. Visitation will be held at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, with a prayer service and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen ( www.andersonmattson.com ).
Feb. 25, 1931-Feb. 17, 2013 Bette Marie Swanson was born to Charlotte (Footer) Swanson on February 25, 1931 in Fargo. She was raised in Fargo and graduated from Central High School in 1949. Bette worked as a telephone operator at The Forum for a time. She was married to John Marks Jess, Jr., on December 20, 1952 in Fargo, and they lived in Cooperstown, N.D., and Goodridge, Minn., where John taught school. They returned to Fargo briefly before making their home in Moorhead in 1962. John died June 9, 2011, and Bette continued to reside in Moorhead.