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May 20, 1916-Sept. 27, 2009 Lt. Colonel Charles J. Askegaard, 93, of Detroit Lakes, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. He had been a resident of Detroit Lakes for over 48 years. Charles John Askegaard was born to Dan and Emma (Campdin) Askegaard on May 20, 1916 in Minot, N.D. He grew up in Fargo, and obtained a chemistry degree at North Dakota State University. He was in ROTC and when the United States was drawn into World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
July 18, 1962-Sept. 28, 2009 Lake Park native Thomas M. "Tom" Mahlum, 47, of Fargo, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2009 at his home. Thomas Michael Mahlum was born the son of Virgil and Patricia (Monson) Mahlum on July 18, 1962 in Detroit Lakes. He attended Lake Park High School. After high school, Tom served in the United States Air Force. Tom worked for Butler Machinery, RDO and Concord Environmental Equipment. Tom was a member of Cormorant Lutheran Church in rural Lake Park. He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as tinkering on his computer.
March 30, 1962-Sept. 24, 2009 David C. Lekang, 47, of Lake Park, died Thursday Sept. 24, 2009, at Merit Care Palliative Care in Fargo. David C. Lekang was born to Jack and Dorothy Lee Lekang on March 30, 1962 in National City, Calif. Because his father was in the military the family lived in various places including Norfolk, Va., New Orleans, La., and Newfoundland. They later moved to West Fargo, where David graduated from high school in 1980. He moved to Williston, N.D., where he worked in construction and at a convenience store. In 1982 David married Angela Braaten in West Fargo.
May 31, 1929-Sept. 27, 2009 Former Detroit Lakes resident Vernie M. Taylor, 80, of Milaca, Minn., died on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the Elim Home in Milaca. Vernie May Beto was born to Frank and Lontina (Nelson) Beto on May 31, 1929 in Cushing, Minn. She started her education in a country school near Cushing, and later attended school in Little Falls, where she graduated from high school. Vernie married Willard "Bill" Taylor on Sept. 3, 1947 in Little Falls. The couple resided in Little Falls, Waubun and Detroit Lakes during their marriage.
Nov. 3, 1920-Sept. 25, 2009 Dorothy A. Diederichs, 88, of Vergas, died Friday, September 25, 2009, at the Perham Memorial Home in Perham. Dorothy Alice Regan was born to Harold and Lucille (McNally) Regan on Nov. 3, 1920 in Chicago, Ill. She married John William Diederichs. Surviving Dorothy are her daughter, Nancy Dudgeon; six grandchildren; great grandchildren; sister, Mary Lou Blackwell; and nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, John Diederichs; and son, John Diederichs Jr. A graveside service was held Saturday, Sept.
Eric Spencer Korby, 36, Perham, died on Sept. 20, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo, due to injuries from a motorcycle accident. Eric Spencer Korby was born on Jan. 9, 1973, in Perham to Camilla "Kaye" (Magar) Korby and the late Carl Korby. Eric grew up in rural New York Mills. He was baptized in the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills and con-firmed in the Stateline Apostolic Lutheran Church. Eric attended New York Mills High School and graduated with the Class of 1991.
Dec. 28, 1924-Sept. 24, 2009 LeRoy R. Martens, 84, of Pelican Rapids, died on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. LeRoy Robert Martens was born the son of Laurence and Frieda (Wallmow) Martens on Dec. 28, 1924, in Meeker County, Minn. LeRoy was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Meeker County. He attended Litchfield High School. He farmed for several years near Darwin, and worked for Minnesota Valley Breeders as a technician for 12 years. On Nov. 3, 1962, LeRoy married Dorothy Severtson at First Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Howard Kroshus, 54, Moorhead, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m., with a prayer service at 4:30, in Grace Lutheran Church, Ada. Visitation will also be one hour before services at Peace Lutheran Church on Monday. Arrangements are entrusted to the Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley, Minn. Online Guestbook at www.andersonfuneralhome.tv .
Mildred J. Vizenor, 96, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, in St. Mary's Nursing Center, Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Mildred J. Vizenor was born on April 26, 1913, in Minneapolis, Minn., to John and Annie Haslerud. At the age of 7, the family moved to Erie Township in rural Detroit Lakes. Mildred attended District 26 Erie School. On the way to school and back, she often heard and saw wolves, which weren't as frightening to her as some of the neighborhood dogs. She was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes and has been a member of Bakke Lutheran Church for many years.
Margaret A. England, 69, Ponsford, died Monday Sept. 21, 2009, in Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes. Margaret A. England was born Feb. 12, 1940, to George Roberts and Julia Bad Boy Chesley in Ponsford. She was raised and educated in Ponsford and moved with her family to St. Paul as a young woman. Margaret moved to White Earth in 2002 and to St. Mary's Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes in 2004. Margaret enjoyed going to the casino, playing Bingo, playing cards and doing crossword puzzles. Margaret is survived by two sisters, Edna Taylor and Georgiana Adams, both of Ponsford.