DL News Staff
Aug. 23, 1915-April 29, 2006 John N. "Jack" Welch, 90, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. John Nicklin Welch was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Grove City, Pa., to Homer and Alice (Nicklin) Welch. He was raised there and attended Grove City College, graduating with a teaching degree in 1937. He began his teaching career in Pennsylvania and was then called to service in the U.S. Army/Air Force during WWII.
Jan. 16, 1930-April 29, 2006 Melvin R. Korth, 76, Frazee, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Melvin R. Korth was born Jan. 16, 1930, in New London, Wis., to Henry and Clara (Hummel) Korth. He grew up and attended school in New London. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1947-1954. On June 13, 1952, he married Shirley Pulvermacher in Minot, N.D., while stationed at the Minot Air Base. Following his discharge from the Air Force, they moved to New London, where he farmed and worked various other jobs.
Aug. 26, 1931-April 24, 2006 Gary R. Karsner, 74, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in his home. He was born on Aug. 26, 1931, in Detroit Lakes to Walter and June Karsner. Gary entered the U.S. Army after attending Detroit Lakes High School, where he was affectionately known as "Jumbo." After serving in the Army for 22 decorated years with tours in Germany, Vietnam and here in the states, Gary worked for various companies in the Seattle area.
Phyllis Schram, 92, Chaska, Minn., formerly of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, in Chaska. The funeral service is Friday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Eldersgate United Methodist Church in St. Louis Park, Minn. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church, and Saturday May 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Interment is Saturday at 1 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes
Sept. 15, 1917-April 29, 2006 Everett O. "Pete" Peterson, 88, Brooklyn Center, Minn., formerly of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in his home under Hospice Care. Everett Oscar "Pete" Peterson was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Detroit Lakes to Oscar and Hannah (Anderson) Peterson. He was raised and educated in the Detroit Lakes area. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1941-1945, serving during WWII in Africa and Italy. Everett worked in refrigeration and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for one year. He married Mayme L.
Aug. 26, 1920-April 28, 2006 Orville R. Anderson, 85, Barnesville, died Friday, April 28, 2006, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Orville, son of Henry Alfred and Johanna "Jennie" (Sandver) Anderson, was born Aug. 26, 1920, on his family farm in Prairie View Township, Wilkin County, Minn. Orville grew up and attended country school in the Prairie View Township area. After his schooling, he began farming with his family. He and his brother Johnny continued to farm the home place after their father retired. They where dairy farmers and grew small grains.
June 21, 1940-April 30, 2006 Richard J. "Dick" Kertscher, 65, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, in Innovis Health, Fargo. Richard James Kertscher was born June 21, 1940, in Detroit Lakes to Leonard and Anna (Larson) Kertscher. He grew up and attended school in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1958. He entered the United States Army in 1959, where he worked in the payroll department. Dick was united in marriage with Elaine Schermerhorn March 9, 1963, in the Evangelical Free Church in Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 29, 1909-May 1, 2006 Esther M. Carlson, 96, Lake Park, died Monday, May 1, 2006, in Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. Esther Marie Rosell was born Sept. 29, 1909, in Woodworth, N.D., to William and Maria (Erickson) Rosell. The family moved to the Dale, Minn., area when Esther was 7 years old. She attended District 41 School through the eighth grade. At that time she was needed to work to help her family. Esther clerked at Lake Park grocery stores and became the manager of the Big 5 Co-op in Lake Park. Esther was united in marriage with John Carlson of Lake Park Sept. 4, 1946.
"Caregivers Event" set for May 10, featuring guest speaker Carol Bradley Bursack, "Minding Our Elders" author and columnist, at Assumption Church Hildebrand Hall at 307 Front Street North in Barnesville, Minn, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission and open to the public. Free stress melting "chair-massages" for all attendees, courtesy of four licensed therapeutic massage practitioners, and relaxing foot massages courtesy of a licensed reflexologist. Over 100 door prizes for caregivers, respite caregivers, and elder care volunteers. Special drawings for this evening's newly signed volunteers.
The state will use more than $70 million in new revenue to protect the public from sexual predators under a budget plan approved by lawmakers. Funding for Minnesota's sex offender treatment program and for other dangerous criminals top the list of spending areas in a supplemental budget bill approved Monday by the Minnesota House on a 103-29 vote. In 2005, the Legislature passed a two-year, $31 billion budget funding state government.