DL News Staff
Sept. 2, 1927-Nov. 5, 2012 Earl D. Kommer, 85, of Lake Park, died Monday, November 5, 2012, in Sanford Health, Fargo, surrounded by his family. Earl was born to Walter and Mabel (Getman) Kommer on September 2, 1927 in Dilworth. He grew up and attended school in Dilworth, graduating in 1945. Earl enlisted in the United States Marines in 1945, and was honorably discharged in 1946. He then attended Dakota Business College for one year. Earl then purchased numerous cattle trucks and hauled cattle in and out of the West Fargo Stockyard for many years.
Sigrid Wacker, 90, of rural Frazee, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at the Perham Living Center, with her family at her side. A funeral service for Sigrid will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Evergreen, with visitation for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be made in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Evergreen; a lunch will be served following the service for all to attend. Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, is assisting the family with arrangements.
June 28, 1930-Nov. 2, 2012 Robert C. "Bob" Marks, 82, died at his Rochester, Minn., home on Friday, November 2, 2012, surrounded by his family. Robert Carl Marks was born to James and Mabel (Haug) Marks on June 28, 1930 in Solway, Minn. He lived in the Bemidji area until his enlistment in the Navy. He served aboard the battleship USS Missouri and was a Korean War veteran. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and the Rochester Korean War Veterans Club, as well as the USS Missouri Association. Bob married Mary Ellen Tolbert on March 12, 1955 in Washington, D.C.
Sept. 15, 1935-Nov. 1, 2012 Theodore LeRoy Bement was born to Ben and Alma (Wambach) Bement on September 15, 1935. He grew up in Waubun and spent his life there until 24 years ago when he moved to Tulaby Lake, rural Waubun. When he was 16 years old, he started working for his dad in the family Ford Dealership business and on August 10, 1957 Ted was united in marriage to Lois Pedersen. He and his brother, Gene, purchased the dealership from their father in 1972. They worked together for five years, after which time Ted became the independent owner.
Oct. 25, 1981-Oct. 31, 2012 Marcus J. Livingood, 31, of Faribault, Minn., passed away peacefully with Jesus at his home on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, and also at the church for one hour prior to services on Monday. Marcus James, the son of Kelly and Jane (Wedll) Livingood, was born October 25, 1981 in Faribault.
Aug. 6, 1920-Oct. 29, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Norman W. Pederson, 92, of Park Rapids, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at Heritage Living Center, Park Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes, with pastors Tim Rice and Jim Erb officiating. Visitation will take place for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. Norman Wilmar Pederson was born to Arthur and Minnie (Wollin) Pederson on August 6, 1920, near Flom.
June 3, 1919-Oct. 29, 2012 Former Detroit Lakes resident Aaron C. Bengtson, 93, of Concord, Calif., died Monday, October 29, 2012 at his residence. Aaron Chester Bengtson was born to John and Emily Kittelson Bengtson on June 3, 1919 in Lake Park. He graduated from Lake Park High School, and in 1941 was united in marriage to Eva T. Fingalson. Aaron entered the United States Army during World War II, serving in the South Pacific from Australia through New Guinea, and the Philippines.
Patsy Sue Engebretsen, of Bemidji, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the age of 69. She was born in Naoma, W.Va., and traveled extensively throughout her life before settling down in Bemidji. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.
Robert "Bob" Jirik, 83, of Mahnomen, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at Sanford Health Systems in Fargo. A funeral mass will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Mahnomen, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, with a prayer service and Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30 p.m., in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
Oct. 13, 1927-Oct. 28, 2012 Lloyd G. Olson, 85, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at his home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend David Peterson officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov.