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June 9, 1916-Nov. 1, 2011 Vera Grones, 95, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at her home, surrounded by her family and in the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A mass of Christian burial is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the start of services at the church. Interment will take place in the church cemetery. Vera Arboe was born to Osborne and Emma (Jensen) Arboe on June 9, 1916 in Copenhagen, Denmark. As a toddler she moved to the United States to be with her family.
Sept. 17, 1949-Oct. 31, 2011 Barbara L. Allen was born to Elbridge and Erma (Johnson) Allen on September 17, 1949 in Brainerd. She grew up, attended school and graduated from Brainerd. Barb then completed her LPN training and began working at St. Joseph's Hospital in Brainerd. On April 17, 1971 Barbara was united in marriage to Allen Korinta. Allen served with the U.S. Army and they were stationed in various places in the U.S. and overseas. Much of their time was spent in Western Europe.
Russell E. "Russ" Vikesland, 82, of Frazee, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at his home in Frazee, with his family at his side, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. and prayer service to immediately follow. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the start of the funeral mass, which is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee, with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
Nov. 27, 1948-Oct. 29, 2011 Former Rugby and Bottineau, N.D., resident Eugene Haakenson, 62, of Audubon, died Saturday, October 29, 2011 from complications of a stroke in a Fargo hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 in the Nero Funeral Home, Bottineau, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at the Oak Creek Cemetery, also in Bottineau. Gene, a son of Arne and Mabel (Kofioid) Haakenson, was born the youngest of seven children on November 27, 1948 in Bottineau, N.D.
Oct. 19, 1945-Oct. 25, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Francoise Fechtner, 66, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 in St. Paul. Born on October 19, 1945 in Nancy, France, Francoise grew up in Detroit Lakes before moving to the Twin Cities, where she lived and worked for most of her adult life. Francoise enjoyed traveling and gardening; she believed that Jesus Christ is her Lord and Savior; salvation is a free gift; God created heaven and earth, and evolution is a lie. A graveside service and burial for Francoise will be held this Friday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m.
Jim Hoghaug was born Aug. 9, 1933 in Detroit Lakes. Jim is survived by his 2 brothers Jon and George; Sister Jean; son George and two grandsons Thomas and Myron; his wife Georgia of 55 years on November 9th,. Jim graduated from University of Minnesota in 1960, and then entered Army Security Agency to become a Polish interpreter. Jim married Georgia (May) Hoghaug in Fargo in 1956. Jim and Georgia moved to kassel Germany after college for a year so Jim could work with the Army Security Agency.
Nov. 13, 1926-Oct. 29, 2011 Ellen K. Sandman, 84, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. There will be a 5 p.m. prayer service. The visitation continues for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Assembly of God Church in Detroit Lakes, with Jeff Culver officiating.
Nov. 7, 1925-Oct. 29, 2011 Kathleen Shields, 85, of Vergas, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, October 29, 2011, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kathleen was born to Robert Herman and Elsie Amelia (Eidal) Fick on November 7, 1925 at her parents' home in Dora Township, Minn. She married her husband Robert "Bob" Shields of Greenfield, Ohio, on September 14, 1946 and was known and loved as "Kay" from that day on. Kay was a member St.
April 29, 1930-Oct. 28, 2011 Marvin A. Quade, 81, of Frazee, died Friday, October 28, 2011 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. There will be a 6 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continues for one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Evergreen in rural Frazee, with Reverend William Aufdenkamp officiating.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Judith Ann Winter, 71, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D. No memorial services have been planned; burial will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D., at a later date. A memorial fund has been established in Judith's name. Contributions may be sent to The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota, The Atrium, Suite 135, 2626 E. 82nd St., Bloomington, MN 55425-1380.