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Feb. 13, 1920-Sept. 15, 2011 Luella Evelyn Pritchard, 91, a longtime area resident, was peacefully ushered into eternity on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids, while her son was comforting her by reading scripture to her. Luella was born to John and Meta (Blauert) Wettels on February 13, 1920 at the old Stone family homestead near Ponsford. As a young girl, she moved with her family to a farm on the Ponsford Prairie, where she attended the Round Lake Country School near her home.
Sept. 7, 1931-Sept. 17, 2011 Florence Lavere (Strelau) Soland, 80, of rural Vergas, died suddenly on Saturday, September 17, 2011 near her home. Florence was born to Friedrick and Hulda (Sonnenberg) Strelau on September 7, 1931 in rural Vergas. She was raised in rural Dent, and graduated from Perham High School in 1949. Florence was baptized September 27, 1931, and was confirmed in 1945, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dent. Florence was united in marriage to Wenzel "Bub" Soland on April 20, 1952, in Dent and raised four children in their rural Vergas home.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Mary Ahles, 69, of St. Cloud, Minn., died Friday, September 16, 2011 in her home. A mass of Christian burial will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Mahnomen, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Burial will follow the mass in the church cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen.
May 27, 1931-Sept. 13, 2011 Former New York Mills and Grand Junction, Colo., resident Elsie Nanette G. Palan, 80, of Frazee, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at her home in Frazee. Visitation and prayer services for Elsie took place Sunday, Sept. 18 at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 19, 2011, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, with Reverend William Aufdenkamp officiating. Interment was made in the Inman Cemetery in rural Deer Creek, with lunch at the church following services.
Past area resident WynTaryn, formerly known as Gordon S. Jones, 82, died of a massive heart attack on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at his apartment in Hackensack, Minn. A service of remembrance will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the Union Congregational Church, Hackensack.
May 15, 1930-Sept. 13, 2011 Former Grafton, N.D., resident Genevieve A. DeSautel, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at her residence in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, rural Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Grafton, N.D. Genevieve was born to Leo and Helen (Banaszewski) Przybylski on May 15, 1930 in Stephen, Minn.
Aug. 2, 1949-Sept. 13, 2011 Joseph A. Meyer, 62, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at David-Donehower Funeral Home; friends may call for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bovey, Minn. Joseph Arthur Meyer was born to Arthur and Florence (Perrault) Meyer on August 2, 1949 in Ogema. He spent most of his childhood in the Detroit Lakes area, attending Detroit Lakes Public Schools.
Former Fargo resident Dorothy Jean McDougal, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011, in Emmanuel Nursing Home of Detroit Lakes. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., in First Baptist Church, Detroit Lakes. Arrangements have been entrusted to David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Juliana Haas Dacy, 88, of Sebastian, Fla., and Ottertail, Minn., passed away peacefully at her home at Walker Elder Suites, Edina, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Juliana was born on Dec. 28, 1922, in Detroit Lakes to George J. Haas and Edna Larkin Haas. She graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and the University of Minnesota.
Florine "Mickey" Eveslage, 91, long-time Frazee resident and kindergarten school teacher, died on Sept. 10, 2011, in Winthrop, Minn., after a short illness. Born to William and Cora Schwartz on Nov. 27, 1919, in St. Cloud, she graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1937 and earned her teaching certificate at St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1939. She taught elementary school near Foley for one year and then two years in Beardsley. She married Donald Eveslage, her beau from high school and college, on June 6, 1942.