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April 18, 1933-Aug. 17, 2011 Jean M. Hopman, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at her home. Jean was born the daughter of Ole and Evelyn (Johnston) Dahl on April 18, 1933 in Devils Lake, N.D. She was raised in rural Michigan, N.D., and attended country school, where her mother, Evelyn was also the teacher. Jean graduated from Michigan High School in 1951. After high school she attended Aakers Business College in Grand Forks and after graduating in 1952, she became a secretary at ASC in Grand Forks for six years.
Leona Saatoff, 102, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Visitation and funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Circles of Faith United Church of Christ in Waubun, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Mahnomen. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen.
Lillian "Babe" Schmidt, 104, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Visitation and funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 18 at Lake Grove Lutheran Church near Waubun, with burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen.
Mary E. Bergman, 98, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, with a 6 p.m. prayer service, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
Former Harwood, N.D., resident Harry McCaw Hogness, 70, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 in the Cottages at Emmanuel in Detroit Lakes. Arrangements are pending with Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
July 14, 1923-Aug. 13, 2011 Evelyn "Ev" Watson, 88, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Evelyn were held Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Emmanuel Nursing Home Chapel. Interment will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes. Evelyn "Ev" was born July 14, 1923 in Saskatchewan, Canada, while her parents were immigrating to the United States from Paris, France. Evelyn grew up in Eveleth, Minn. and attended Eveleth High School, where she graduated with honors.
Oct, 21, 1925-Aug. 17, 2011 Willard C. Jacobs, 85, of Fargo passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Sanford Health, Fargo. Willard was born to Isaac and Margaret (Karges) Jacobs on October 21, 1925 in Fargo. He enlisted into the United States Navy in December 1942. He served on the USS Marlin 55205 and the USS ODAX 55484 before being discharged in 1946. Following his discharge from the service, Willard worked as an electrician for 41 years and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He retired in 1987.
April 1, 1917-Aug. 14, 2011 George W. Warren, 94, of Lake Park, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011 in Sanford Health's Palliative Care Center, Fargo. George was born to Charles and Helen (McNair) Warren on April 1, 1917 in Elkton Township, Minn. He grew up near Downer, Minn., and went to school and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1936. George then continued his schooling in the CCC's and at Hanson Mechanical Trade School for Auto Mechanics. If George couldn't fix it, it couldn't be fixed. In 1941, George enlisted in the U.S. Army.
Feb. 5, 1928-Aug. 15, 2011 Eleanora H. "Becky" Woodard, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at Zion Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Dan C. Abrahams officiating.
Nov. 28, 1954-Aug. 15, 2011 Gerald R. "Jerry" Layman, 56, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at Lakeland Hospice House in Fergus Falls. Jerry was born the son of William and Jean (Glass) Layman on November 28, 1954 in Wadena. He was raised and educated in Deer Creek, graduating from high school in 1972. Jerry began working for BNSF Railroad shortly after high school. He was united in marriage to Jean Gennaro on Aug. 3, 1985 in Coon Rapids, Minn. They made their home in New York Mills, while Jerry continued to work for the railroad as a foreman/welder until 1987.