DL News Staff
Jan. 3, 1930-Nov. 3, 2012 Lois M. Berg Rasmussen, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Ecumen Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Gary A. Schultz officiating. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
Oct. 25, 1922-Nov. 2, 2012 Gloria (McArthur) Berry of White Earth passed away peacefully at the Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen, the morning of Friday, November 2, 2012. She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Gloria was born to Samuel and Margaret (Anderson) McArthur October 25, 1922 in White Earth. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Joe "Ike" Berry.
March 27, 1919-Oct. 31, 2012 Edith Henrietta Kuhle-meyer, 93, of rural Vergas, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at her home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Edith was born the daughter of James and Ida (Knibbe) Gabrielson on March 27, 1919, in Anoka, Minn. She attended school in Elk River until 11th grade, when her family moved to Pillager. Edith graduated from Pillager High School in 1936 and then attended Minneapolis Business College, graduat-ing in 1939 with a degree in accounting.
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.