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Jan. 9, 1952-May 25, 2011 Command Master Chief James D. Fairbanks, 59, of Gulfport, Miss., died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in Mobile, Ala. Born to Thomas and Marie Fairbanks on January 9, 1952, he grew up in the Pine Point area of the White Earth Reservation. After graduating from Park Rapids High School in 1970, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in November of that year and completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. He was then assigned to Ordnance School in Quantico, Va.
Timothy R. Reineccius, 51, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at Lakewood Health Systems in Staples, Minn. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17 at West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Audubon Chapel of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Audubon. Interment will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Audubon.
March 26, 1935-June 13, 2011 Jean A. Johnson, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, June 13, 2011 following a long illness, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services for Jean will be held 10 a.m. Friday, June 17 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be held at Egelund Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes. Jean Ann was born to Hans and Anna (Figge) Andresen on March 26, 1935 in Hankinson, N.D. As a young girl she moved with her parents to a farm near Richwood.
Nov. 28, 1929-June 10, 2011 Cameron S. Olson, 81, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, June 10, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Cameron was born the son of Cameron Sr. and Agnes (Enselman) Olson on November 28, 1929 in Detroit Lakes. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes. As a young man he plowed snow for Becker County. Cameron later drove truck for Daggett Trucking and Kost Brothers. He eventually drove for Triangle Bus Company in Grand Forks, North Dakota and returned to Detroit Lakes after his retirement.
March 19, 1929-June 13, 2011 Mildred M. "Mitzi" Caspers, 82, of Ogema, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 17 at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Ogema, with Father Walter Butor, O.M.I., officiating. Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at Most Holy Redeemer Church in Ogema, with a parish and V.F.W. Auxiliary prayer service at 7 p.m.
Aug. 21, 1923-June 7, 2011 Victor Hugo Lenius, 87, of Frazee, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Perham Memorial Hospital in Perham. At Victor's request, there will be no services for him. Arrangements were handled by Furey Funeral Home in Frazee. To leave online condolences, visit www.fureyfh.com . Victor was born to Hugo and Louise "Lizzie" (Seibold) Lenius on August 21, 1923 in Hobart Township, near Frazee. He was raised and educated in Frazee.
Feb. 2, 1916-June 11, 2011 LaVern I. Bjerke, 95, of Detroit Lakes died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. LaVern was born to Benhart and Sophia (Larson) Gunderson on February 2, 1916 at their home in Flom. She attended school in Flom until the 8th grade and then went to live with an aunt in Twin Valley, where she finished high school. On October 22, 1939 LaVern was united in marriage to Ihlor Bjerke. They made their home in Ulen, where they were both active in their church and community.
Nov. 30, 1964-June 9, 2011 Calvin L. Korth, 46, of Frazee died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at his residence. Calvin Lee Korth was born to Melvin and Shirley (Pulvermacher) Korth on November 30, 1964 in New London, Wis. He grew up and attended school in Clintonville, Wis., and in 1971 moved to rural Frazee, where he attended Frazee High School. While at Frazee High School he participated in football, wrestling, and track. He still holds the shot put record at Frazee High School. Cal worked at the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn for several years and later for Daggett Truck Lines in Frazee.
July 11, 1937-June 9, 2011 Carolyn E. Engebretson, 73, of Rochert, died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at her home, under the care of her sons and friends, with help from Hospice of the Red River Valley. Carolyn was born the daughter of Henry and Mabel (Bergland) Lindskog on July 11, 1937 in Duluth, Minn. She was raised in Grand Marias, Minn. Carolyn attended Maple Hill Elementary School and graduated from Cook County High School in 1955.
Oct. 26, 1932-June 8, 2011 Margaret Lomsdal, 78, of Lake Park, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, peacefully in her home. Margaret was born to Anne (Nelson) and Earl Adams on October 26, 1932. She grew up and attended school in Moorhead, graduating from Moorhead High School in 1950. On February 27, 1953 she married her high school sweetheart, Douglas Lomsdal, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead. They made their home in Moorhead until 1984, when they moved to the lake. Together they had four children, Sandra, Scott, Shannon and Steven.