DL News Staff
March 1, 1911-April 2, 2006 Erick W. Wenzel, 95, of Vergas, died on Sunday, April 2, 2006 in the Frazee Care Center, Frazee. Erick was born the son of William and Augusta (Gewe) Wenzel on March 1, 1911 in Germany. At the age of 14, he came to live in the U.S., with 11 cents in his pocket. He worked as a barber, and then was employed as a supervisor for many years at American Crystal Sugar in Chaska, Moorhead and Crookston, Minn. Erick married Hildegarde "Hillie" Ell on Aug. 28, 1938 in Ortonville, Minn. He later retired, and they made their home on Long Lake near Vergas.
Nov. 8, 1924-March 30, 2006 Elsie M. Beckerleg, 81, of Akeley, Minn., died on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids. Elsie Marie Karl, the daughter of Louis, Sr. and Margaret (Pickar) Karl, was born on Nov. 8, 1924 at Marion, N.D. She moved with her family to Litchville, N.D., where she attended school. She helped on the family farm for a number of years. During World War II she moved to Bellingham, Wash., where she worked in the shipyards. Elsie married Homer F. Beckerleg on Sept. 9, 1946 at Marion, N.D.
Sept. 1, 1907-April 1, 2006 Former Hawley resident Stanley V. Gunderson, 98, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Stanley Vincent Gunderson was born to Gilbert and Mabel (Mitchell) Gunderson on Sept. 1, 1907, in Hawley. He moved with his parents to Hitterdal, Minn., graduating in 1925. He attended North Dakota State University for one year. He married Mabel Knudson on Nov. 17, 1935 at the Hawley Lutheran Church Parsonage. Stanley worked as a farm laborer in the rural Hawley area, and also farmed south of Hawley.
Mary B. Ortiz, 43, of Detroit Lakes, died at her residence on Sunday, April 2, 2006, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Mary was born to Orville and Joanne Rosenthal Myogeto on Nov. 6, 1962 in Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1981. On April 14, 1984 she married Jesus Ortiz in Detroit Lakes. Mary worked at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes for 25 years. She loved to do Arts and Crafts, baking and gardening.
Leitheiser retiring An open house will be held to celebrate Ed Leitheiser's retirement. Please join us on Sunday, April 2, 2-4 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites. No gifts please.
Kolke 50th Erling and DeVaughn Kolke of Audubon celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on March 30. Their children will host an open house celebration on April 23, at the Cormorant Community Center from 2-4 p.m. Relatives and friends are all invited. No gifts please.
Slykerman-Kenny Staci Slykerman and Leo Kenny announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Steve and Luanne Slykerman of LaMoure, North Dakota and John and Annette Kenny of St. Andrews, Manitoba Canada. Staci graduated from the University of Minnesota, Crookston and currently works for the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Detroit Lakes. Leo graduated from the University of Minnesota, Crookston and is currently attending Vet school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. A May 27th wedding is planned at St.
Johnson - Power Mr. and Mrs. James W. and Nora Johnson of Detroit Lakes, announce the engagement of their daughter, LeAnn Rae to Andrew Leo Power, son of Marion Power and the late Jack Power of Dedham, MA. LeAnn is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a B.A. in Business Administration. She is currently employed as a Grant Specialist with the State of Connecticut/State Library in Hartford, Connecticut. Andrew graduated from Stonehill College in North Easton, MA with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He is a Lieutenant with the Wethersfield Police Department. An Aug.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Sunday, April 2 Piano concert Piano students of Holly Heisserer perform recitals at 1 and 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Lutheran Church, DL. The public is welcome.
HILLUKKA -- a boy, Carter Grant; born March 19, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. to Elizabeth and Aaron Hillukka.