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March 4, 1924-March 20, 2011 Martha Marie Gaskill, 87, of Hutchinson, Kansas, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge, Kansas. Martha was born the daughter of Harve and Henrietta Hauder on March 4, 1924 in Aberdeen, S.D. She attended school in Frazee, but graduation was halted due to World War II. Martha moved to the Hutchinson area in 1947 and was a member of the First Christian Church. She was a homemaker, mother and wife. On May 14, 1955, Martha married Floyd Gaskill in Hutchinson.
Oct. 10, 1943-March 20, 2011 Funeral services will be held for Warren Janke at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, New York Mills, with Reverend Muriel Hachfeld officiating. Hymns will be sung by the congregation, accompanied by Dale Lubitz. The pallbearers will be Mike Niemela, Darwin Roberts, Keith Strunk, Marv Monson, Ken Tervola and Noel Schave. Warren was laid to rest at Woodland Cemetery in New York Mills. Warren James Janke was born on October 10, 1943 in Becker County, rural Frazee, Minnesota.
April 18, 1968-March 21, 2011 Janell A. Girodat, 42, of Kindred, N.D., went home to Jesus peacefully on Monday, March 21, 2011 at her home, under the care of Hospice and surrounded by her husband and children. Janell was born to James German and Julie German-Sadler on April 18, 1968 in Oakes, N.D. She grew up and went to school in the Oakes area. As a child she loved playing and watching sports, along with being outside. She also helped out on the farm with cattle and haying. After high school, Janell attended college at Mayville State University, where she met the love of her life.
April 23, 1928-March 22, 2011 Hedvig A. "Hedy" Hoffert, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, with a 7 p.m. prayer service and Christian Mothers Rosary at 7:30 p.m., in Holy Rosary Church, Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue for one hour prior to mass at the church on Saturday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating.
Laura L. Damlo, 91, of Frazee, died Monday, March 21, 2011 in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. Furey Funeral Home in Frazee is providing arrangements for the family.
Oct. 16, 1915-March 19, 2011 The amazing Mae -- Mabel H. Engle Kyte -- had her "parting" day and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 21, 2011. She was 95. Mae was surrounded by her children, by those she cared for, and by the wonderful women who cared for her at the Diamond Willow Assisted Living of Detroit Lakes. Mabel "Mae" Harriet Kyte was born to William and Edith Engle on October 16, 1915 in Cathay, N.D. She was one of 10 children. Mae was raised and attended school in Carrington, ND.
Dec. 2, 1938-March 19, 2011 Meral J. St. Clair, 72, of White Earth, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at his residence in White Earth. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, continuing until the start of funeral services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 at the White Earth Community Center in White Earth. Interment will be in the St. Clair Family cemetery in the spring. Meral James St. Clair was born to Herbert P. and Corrine "Toots" (Fairbanks) St. Clair on December 2, 1938 in White Earth. He grew up in the White Earth area and attended school at the St. Benedict's Mission.
Oct. 17, 1944-March 19, 2011 Paul Nason Schultz, 66, of White Earth, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at his residence in White Earth. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, continuing until the start of funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24 in the White Earth Community Center. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is assisting the family. Tributes may be left online at www.daviddonehower.com . It would be nearly impossible -- if not downright dangerous -- attempting to compress, reduce and restrain the joyful energy of Paul N.
Dec. 1, 1922-March 20, 2011 Barbara Roman, 88, of Detroit Lakes, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Barbara was born to Steven and Katherine (Rotz) Barsody on December 1, 1922 at their home near Elk River, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Elk River before she started working. In 1938, Barbara met Lawrence Roman and they were married in Elk River on January 24, 1942. Together they lived in Minneapolis, until Lawrence was drafted into the service just three months after they were married.
Marilyn F. Johnson, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 in her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. A prayer service will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 21 in St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22 in St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is providing the arrangements.