DL News Staff
Dec. 26, 1928-Dec. 31, 2012 Genevieve Bradbury, 84, of Detroit Lakes, died on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes, surrounded by her family. Genevieve Eileen Haspel was born December 26, 1928 to William and Phyllis (Harding) Haspel in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the home of her maternal grandparents. She lived in Camrose, Alberta until age 11, when the family moved to Minnesota. In 1948, she graduated from high school in Detroit Lakes. She worked for two years at Northwestern Bell as an operator.
Aug. 28, 1934-Dec. 30, 2012 Harriet R. Ahles, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at her residence. Harriet Rose Ahles was born to Oscar and Mary (Mulcahy) Anderson on August 28, 1934 in Crookston. She grew up and received her education in Crookston, graduating from Crookston Cathedral High School. She was united in marriage to Robert J. Ahles on June 4, 1955 in Crookston. Over the years they lived in Santa Ana, Calif., Minot, N.D., Thief River Falls and Mankato, Minn., before moving to Detroit Lakes in 1976.
April 10, 1929-Dec. 27, 2012 Clifford Leroy "Roy" Larson Jr., 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Clifford Leroy Larson Jr. was born to Clifford and Clarice (Chaffee) Larson on April 10, 1929 in rural Hewitt. He attended country school through the eighth grade and then St. Cloud Tech High School for a short time before finishing high school in Wadena. He then attended the Fargo Business College. His first job after college was with the Citizens State Bank (Bremer) in Brandon, Minn.
Nov. 2, 1931-Dec. 28, 2012 Jerome O. Krogen, 81, of Lake Park, died Friday, December 28, 2012 in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Jerome was born to Einar and Inga (Haugen) Krogen on November 2, 1931 in Pelican Rapids. He grew up and attended country school in District 10 near Lake Park. Jerome served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1952 until he was honorably discharged in 1960. He married Lillian Johnson on June 22, 1957 in Park Lutheran Church, near Hawley.
April 1, 1922-Dec. 30, 2012 Laura L. Menke, 90, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at The Refuge, 921 SW 8th St., Detroit Lakes, Pastors Mel, Chad and Cory Manning, officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at the Refuge; a prayer service will begin at 7 p.m.
Michele Goodman Walker, 37, of St. Cloud, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the White Earth Community Center, White Earth. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 in the community center, continuing until the time of funeral services on Wednesday. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in White Earth. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home.
June 5, 1952-Dec. 22, 2012 Paul J. Hanson, 60, of Frazee, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 22, 2012 at his residence in Frazee. A graveside service will be planned in the spring of 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Frazee. Paul Jeffrey Hanson was born June 5, 1952 in Portland, Oregon to Clifford and Barbara (Epperson) Hanson. He attended grade school in Portland before moving with his family to southern California. He graduated in 1970 from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.
Oct. 12, 1939-Dec. 23, 2012 Cynthia J. Pellman, 73, of Machesney Park, Ill., passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, in her home. She was born Oct. 12, 1939, in Detroit Lakes, MN, the 12th child of Joe and Bernice (Pooley) Crovisier. Her mother was the donor of the Lyle Crovisier Memorial Park. She married Robert V. Pellman on Jan. 13, 1957, in Lake Park. She was employed with the Harlem School District for 24 years, providing love and support to hundreds of special needs children and their families. Cynthia and Robert had six children and her life was her family.
Jan. 4, 1947-Dec. 14, 2012 Neil D. Johnson, 65, of Richville, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, in United Methodist Church, Richville, with Pastor Rod Tornquist officiating. Inurnment will be in the Richville Village Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Neil, the oldest son of Roy and Annie Johnson of Battle Lake, was born on January 4, 1947 in Fergus Falls. Neil attended school in Battle Lake and graduated with the class of 1965.
Dec. 17, 1922-Dec. 19, 2012 Due to an unexpected illness we have lost to death one of our finest. Joseph "Ike" Berry, 90, of White Earth, passed away peacefully with family and an incredible health staff by his side at the Mahnomen Health Center on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Joseph was born On December 17, 1922 to Myron and Louisa (Fairbanks) Berry in White Earth. His last days were not alone. Family from across the states flew in to be by his side.