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Dec. 19, 1917-May 7, 2011 Lucille Irene Stearns, 93, a long time Ponsford-Osage area resident, was promoted into Glory on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Essentia Health Center in Fargo, with her loved ones at her side. Lucille was born to George and Estella (Miller) Wilkinson on December 19, 1917 in Chasely, N.D.
Graveside services for Conrad Leonard "Connie" Swanson, 89, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10 in the Ada City Cemetery. Refreshments will be served at Grace Lutheran Church after the service, for a time to reflect and reminisce. Connie died December 19, 2010 at Banner Gardens Hospice House in Mesa, Ariz.
Graveside services for Valley Ray Conley, 79, died at his home in Indio, Calif., on Thursday, April 14, 2011. A memorial service for Val will be held at the Fargo Air Museum on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Evelyn Luella Schmoll, 96, of Callaway, died Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Frazee Care Center. Visitation and funeral services were held Monday, May 9 at the Circles of Faith United Church of Christ in Waubun, with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes. The David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, was entrusted with arrangements.
Henrietta M. "Hattie" Laasch, 91, of Frazee, died Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Frazee Care Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. It will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee.
June 26, 1939-May 7, 2011 James A. Walberg, 71, of Rochert died Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. James Allen Walberg was born to Robert and Lena (Moser) Walberg on June 26, 1939 in rural Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended country school in Richwood Township, and later attended Detroit Lakes High School, graduating in 1957. On October 18, 1958 James was united in marriage to Donna Gandrud. They made their home in Rolling Meadows, Ill., where Jim began his trucking career.
Nov. 1, 1926-May 6, 2011 Gunder R. Hanson, 84, of Detroit Lakes died Friday, May 6, 2011 at St. Mary's Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Gunder Robert Hanson, the son of Gilbert and Julia Hanson, was born on November 1, 1926 on the Hanson farm in Hickory Township, Minn. Gunder was the youngest of seven siblings, which included brothers and sisters Herman, Goodwin, Alma, Alfred, Mildred and Norman. Gunder attended elementary school at the Solberg School, a single room schoolhouse, for eight years and attended Goodrich High School for three years.
Dec. 29, 1963-Jan. 7, 2011 Ronald D. Henderson, 47, of Audubon, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 13 at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, White Earth. Ronald Dean Henderson was born to Marion and Carol (Rindall) Henderson on December 29, 1963 in Salem, Ore. He moved to Oklahoma as a young boy and to Minnesota at the age of 11.
April 6, 1952-May 2, 2011 Christine Ann "Chris" Feldt, 59, of the Wolf Lake area, entered eternity in the early morning hours of Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Sanford Health Center in Fargo, with her loved ones at her side. Chris was born on April 6, 1952 in Seattle, Wash. She endured a difficult childhood and moved from foster home to foster home until she found love, protection and security from a couple who farmed near Wolf Lake named Howard and Lila Peterson.
Sept. 7, 1941-April 30, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Karen Isabel Newton, 69, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Karen was born September 7, 1941 to Arthur and Isabel (Howey) Jensen in Lisbon, N.D. She attended school in Lisbon and graduated from Lisbon High School. In 1959 she married Harry Leslie Newton at the First Methodist Church in Lisbon. Shortly thereafter they moved to Fargo, and remained there for two years while her husband attended NDSU to complete degree in pharmacy and welcoming the birth of their first child.