DL News Staff
June 28, 1923-Oct. 6, 2012 Duane O. Johnson, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Fargo. Duane Olaf Johnson was born to Carl and Lena Jacoby Johnson on June 28, 1923 in Richwood Township. He grew up in the Westbury area, and later near Richwood. He attended school at the White Earth Mission School. He then went to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps, working in the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes. He then served in the United States Army from 1944-1946, during World War II.
March 30, 1943-Oct. 6, 2012 Earl W. Scott Jr., 69, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Earl will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in United Methodist Church, Vergas, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Vergas Village Cemetery, Vergas. Earl was born March 30, 1943, in Waukesha, Wis. He spent most of his life in Minnesota. He enjoyed being around people. He was known to be quite a tease, with a grand sense of humor.
Dec. 17, 1935-Oct. 5, 2012 Ernest M. Hukriede, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, October 5, 2012 at St. Mary's-Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes. Ernie was born the son of Emil and Faye (Fuller) Hukriede on December 17, 1935 in Eagle Bend, Minn. He graduated from Backus High School in 1953. As a young man, Ernie enlisted in the United States Army Reserve and served for several years. He was united in marriage to Carol Andresen on July 9, 1961 at Lund Lutheran Church.
Mae E. Engle, 72, Frazee, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in her home. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, with Reverend Xavier Ilango officiating. Inurnment will take place in the parish cemetery. Family and friends may call after 10 a.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mae was born on May 5, 1940, in Dwight, N.D., to Eutychius "E.J." and Mary (Tuna) Janu. She married Boyd J.
David G. Chilton, 59, Richwood, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in his residence. Funeral services for David will be held Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. in David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, from 5-7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, in David Donehower Funeral Home. David George Chilton was born Nov. 20, 1952, in Mahnomen to George L. and Leona C. (Neuhallfen) Chilton. He attended grade school in White Earth and Detroit Lakes. David graduated in 1971 from St. Paul High School in St. Paul.
Betty M. Schram, 87, Detroit Lakes, died Oct. 4, 2012, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Betty Marie Schram was born on June 10, 1925, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Martin and Jennie Johnston Sandberg. The family moved to Westbury, Minn., where Betty grew up and attended school. They later moved to Detroit Lakes, and Betty graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1942. She then attended Moorhead State Teachers College where she received a teaching degree. Over the years, she taught school in Lake Park, Pelican Rapids and Odessa, Minn.
Pearl H. Momb, 97, Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. Funeral services for Pearl will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Interment will be held in Egelund Church Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes. Pearl Struss was born Feb. 18, 1915, in Carrington, ND to Henry and Louise (Christnagel) Struss. They later moved to Callaway, and when Pearl was 4 years old, they moved to Grand Park Township. On June 11, 1931, Pearl married Henry Momb.
Gretchen A. Folsom, 97, Detroit Lakes, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes. Gretchen was born on April 25, 1915, in Wahkon, Minn., the daughter of Frank and Ella (Heitman) Morneau. She grew up and attended school in Ogilvie, graduating from Ogilvie High School. On Oct. 25, 1937, she married Robert Earl Folsom in Foreston, Minn. She was a housewife and mother to her four children. She also worked as a nurse's aide. Gretchen and Dan Fiala were married Sept. 5, 1998, at St. Mary's Parish in Milaca, Minnesota. She was a member of the V.F.W.
Daniel Henry Irvine, 60, of Palm Springs, Calif., died in St. Paul on Sept. 27, 2012, after a short battle with cancer, throughout which he courageously refused to abandon hope. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Garden at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes. Memorials may be sent to the Memorial Garden or to Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, Minn. Dan was born in Detroit Lakes, where he graduated from high school in 1969 after a distinguished academic and athletic career (football, basketball and golf).
Glen Harthun, 70, of Dent, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in his home in Dent. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, beginning at 11 a.m. in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dent, with Pastor Dan Abrahams officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dent. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at the Immanuel Lutheran Church cemetery. Glen was born on Oct. 23, 1941, near Dent to Andrew and Edna (Ellingson) Harthun.