DL News Staff
Aug. 26, 1920-Dec. 1, 2011 Former Detroit Lakes resident Florence E. Iverson, 91, of St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis. Florence Elaine Iverson was born to Nels and Agnes (Johnson) Johnson on August 26, 1920 in Detroit Lakes. She attended District 99 Country School in rural Audubon. Florence was united in marriage to Ernest Iverson. They made their home in rural Audubon. She raised their children and also helped Ernest on the family farm.
Jan. 11, 1919-Dec. 4, 2011 Former Fargo and Detroit Lakes resident Mary Tietgens-Hanson, 92, of Christine, N.D., died Sunday, December 4, 2011 at her daughter's home in Christine. A mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
Former St. Paul resident Viva A. Thomas, 101, of Frazee, died Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Rose Lawn Cemetery Chapel in St. Paul, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements were entrusted to David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Jan. 29, 1939-Dec. 3, 2011 Elmer E. Kading, 72, of rural Vergas, died Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Perham Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Fred Crowell officiating. Interment will be in the Weimann Cemetery, rural Vergas. Friends may call from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.
Oct. 16, 1937-Dec. 1, 2011 Gary Winston Olsby, 74, of Osage, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, in his home. Gary was born to Manley and Pauline (Serba) Olsby on October 16, 1937 in Valley City, N.D. During school years, the family moved to Redfield, S.D., later returning to Valley City in 1954, where Gary graduated from high school. Gary entered the Armed Services in October 1956, attending Hospital Corps School at Bainbridge, Md., Marine Corps recruit depot for one year in San Diego, and field medical training in Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Dec. 25, 1930-Dec. 1, 2011 Gloria A. Mattson, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday December 1, 2011 at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo. Gloria Allyce Mattson was born to Gustav and Mathilda (Guderian) Martens on December 25, 1930 in Breckenridge, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Wolverton, Minn., graduating from Wolverton High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Leslie Alm in 1950 in Wolverton. They farmed near Christine, N.D., and later near Wolverton. In 1966 they moved to Detroit Lakes, where she worked at Mayeron's Clothing Store and Montgomery Wards.
June 26, 1941-Nov. 29, 2011 Lois Bellefeuille, 70, of Ponsford, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home in Mahnomen. Lois Marie Otto was born the daughter of Harry and Viola (Roy) Otto on June 26, 1941 in the Mahnomen area. As a very young child, Lois lived with her family briefly in Duluth and Little Fork, Minn., before returning to Mahnomen about the time she reached school age. Lois attended parochial and public schools in Mahnomen. She then worked as a retail clerk at Blandings Store in Detroit Lakes.
April 30, 1958-Nov. 26, 2011 Former Mobridge, S.D., resident Raymond E. Morrison, 53, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at his residence. Raymond Edward Morrison was born to John and Helen Huettner Morrison on April 30, 1958 in Mobridge, S.D. He attended school in Mobridge and later in Gregory, S.D. In the summer of his sophomore year of high school he was awarded a full scholarship to the International Peace Garden Music Camp.
Ned M. Henry, 86, of Audubon, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 in his home on Bluewater Bay, near Audubon. Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, with the funeral set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, all at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead. Interment will be in Moorhead Memorial Gardens in Moorhead.
James Renner, 86, of Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Pioneer Care in Fergus Falls. Visitation and prayer services were held on Sunday, Nov. 27 at Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls. Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Fergus Falls, with Father Greg Paffel officiating. Interment was in St. Leonard's Catholic Cemetery, rural Pelican Rapids. Memorials are preferred, to Telephone Pioneers, care of Gertrude Obowa, 730 W. Beech, Fergus Falls MN 56537.