DL News Staff
Oct. 30, 1930-Oct. 18, 2011 Former Mahnomen and Waubun resident Mary Lou Donner, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Mary Lou was born to George Sr. and Ruby (Hammer) Scherzer on October 30, 1930 on the family farm near Callaway. As a youngster, she attended country school and confirmed her faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Callaway. Mary Lou then went to school in Waubun, MN graduating with the class of 1950. On March 10, 1951 Mary Lou was united in marriage to Paul I. Donner at the Scherzer farm.
Former Detroit Lakes-Big Toad Lake area resident Deane E. Hanson, 81, of Packwood, Wash., passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in Packwood. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Shell Lake, located approximately 18 miles east of Detroit Lakes in Shell Lake Township, rural Osage.
Vicki Lynn Stone Hernandez, 44, of rural Ogema, died Monday, October 17, 2011 as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Osage. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Old Pine Point School in Ponsford. Friends may call at the school from 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 until the start of services on Thursday. The David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes is serving the family.
Aug. 17, 1944-Oct. 17, 2011 JoAnne P. Mortenson, 67, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, October 17, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
Feb. 17, 1942-Sept 28, 2011 David W. Stone, 69, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska. Dave was born to Theodore R. and Margaret (Poppler) Stone on February 17, 1942, at their rural home near Lengby, Minn. He attended grade school in Lengby and graduated from Fosston High School in 1960. Dave obtained his degree in education from Bemidji State University and started his teaching career in Erskine, Minn., in 1964. On July 16, 1966 Dave married Marilyn Clausen in Mahnomen.
July 25, 1935-Oct. 15, 2011 Donald D. "Don" Anderson, 76, resident of Long Lake, near Vergas, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation is set from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, with a 6:30 Rosary service followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. A mass of Christian burial for Donald will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frazee. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Frazee.
Feb. 20, 1950-Oct. 15, 2011 Gary M. Munn, 61, of rural Audubon, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 at his home. Gary was born the son of Gerald and Mary (Winchell) Munn on February 20, 1950 in Fargo. He was raised and educated in Fargo, graduating in the first senior class of Fargo South High School in 1968. Gary then went to the Wahpeton School of Science, receiving a HVAC Degree.
Former Detroit Lakes and Tucson, Ariz., resident Lura Amundson, 102, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 34 years, Sid; son Gerry; parents Ben and Sylvia; and many other relatives and friends. Surviving Lura are her daughter Sylvia (Brian) of Blaine; granddaughter Erin of Hugo; and great grandchildren Sydney and Brian, also of Hugo. Lura played many roles in her 102 years, including daughter, sister, student, teacher, wife, mother, entertainer, granny, traveler, caregiver, and volunteer.
Sept. 17, 1957-Oct. 12, 2011 Jeffrey D. Bond, 54, of Detroit Lakes, died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at United Methodist Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Brenda North officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Jeffrey David Bond was born to Ronald and Barbara Bond on September 17, 1957 in Fargo. With his Dad in the Air Force, he lived in a number on communities as he grew up.
May 4, 1938-Oct. 11, 2011 Hubert W. DeMartelaere, 73, of Detroit Lakes died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Hubert William DeMartelaere was born to Emil and Rachel (Van Keulen) DeMartelaere on May 4, 1938 on the family farm North of Minneota, Minn. He attended a one-room country school in Lyon County until the third grade, when his family moved to Green Valley, Minn. In Green Valley, it was a two-room country school which he attended through the sixth grade.