DL News Staff
Feb. 22, 1950-Jan. 21, 2013 Karen Lee Grant, 62, of Audubon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Monday, January 21, 2013 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo. Karen was born to Donna Thompson on February 22, 1950 in Detroit Lakes. She attended school in Audubon, where she met the love of her life, Brad Grant. They were united in marriage at First Lutheran Church of Audubon on August 31, 1968. They made their home in Audubon. Karen worked 25 years at the Audubon Supper Club. She also ran a home daycare for 40 years, until having to retire in 2010, due to health reasons.
Nov. 5. 1921-Jan. 18, 2013 Lorraine Knutson, 91, of Bemidji, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Neilson Place, Bemidji. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Neilson Place in Bemidji. Family will greet friends one hour prior to services. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Bagstevold Cemetery, Erhard. Lorraine was born on November 5, 1921 in Erhard. She was the daughter of Arthur and Ella Wissbrod and grew up on the family farm in Erhard. Lorraine graduated from Pelican Rapids High School, where she met Karmen Knutson.
Former Chicago, Ill., resident Lillian M. Burget-Wenzel, 96, of Frazee, died Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Frazee Care Center, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Veril F. Harden, 87, of Hawley, passed away at home on the farm on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley, with visitation for one hour prior to services.
Dorothy Pacourek, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing Chapel, Detroit Lakes. Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 18, 1918-Jan. 20, 2013 George Byron Lindberg passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 in the Perham hospital. He was 94. Byron was born the son of Lena and George Lindberg on September 18, 1918, in Detroit Lakes. His father died of the Spanish flu before he was born. His mother's father, August Geitling, owned a hotel in Detroit Lakes (later it became Lakeside 1891), and in the summers of 1936 and 1937, Byron worked there and on the big dock, renting swimming suits and boats to customers.
March 8, 1936-Jan. 21, 2013 Mary H. Retz, 76, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, January 21, 2013 at her residence and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Mary Hilda Nelson was born March 8, 1936 in Toad Lake Township, near Detroit Lakes. Mary grew up and attended rural country school in the Toad Lake area. She was united in marriage to Leo Retz on February 14, 1953.
Alvin Johnson, 89, of Pelican Rapids, died on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Pelican Valley Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., in Augustana Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, Minn., with Rev. Kate Bruns offiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being provided by Larson Funeral Home of Pelican Rapids.
May 17, 1920-Jan. 13, 2013 Longtime Anchorage, Alaska resident Mr. John Albert Krier, 92, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Horizon House Assisted Living Home in Anchorage. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Holy Family Cathedral Church, Anchorage, with Father Paul officiating. An additional mass and inurnment service will be held in July at the Church of the Assumption in Callaway. John was born to John Peter, Sr. and Sophia (Kahnke) Krier on May 17, 1920 in Callaway.
Orvin Reynolds, 92, of Park Rapids, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Heritage Living Center, Park Rapids. Interment with graveside services took place Tuesday, Jan. 15 at Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 in First English Lutheran Church, Dorset. Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids provided arrangements.