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Oct. 4, 1909-Jan. 22, 2011 Gilbert Edwin Olson, 101, died on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 27 at Westaker Free Lutheran Church in Newfolden, with Pastor Phil Rokke and Pastor Ollie Urdahl officiating. Casket bearers included Michael Ramsey, Jonathon Ramsey, Timothy Ramsey, Nathan Lindgren, Phillip Ramsey, Benjamin Ramsey and Rachel Malo. Interment will be at Bethania Cemetery in the spring. A visitation and prayer service took place Wednesday, Jan.
Betty (Butler) Prins, 72, of Moorhead, died Friday, January 28, 2011 at Bethany Homes in Fargo. A memorial gathering and prayer service were held Sunday, Jan. 30 at Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead; services took place at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31 in Brookdale Baptist Church, Moorhead.
Sept. 21, 1923-Jan. 28, 2011 Detroit Lakes native Daisy Jean Olson, 87, of Grand Rapids, Minn., passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 at Grand Itasca Hospital, surrounded by her family. Daisy was born to Ben Sr. and Marion (Rudolph) Peoples on September 21, 1923 in Detroit Lakes. She grew up there and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1941. She graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, as a Registered Nurse. Daisy married Leslie T. Olson October 15, 1945 at Fitzsimons Army Base in Denver, Colo.
Nov. 28, 1919-Jan. 20, 2011 Robert Quentin "Bob" Lueben was born to Gregor and Grace (Bond) Lueben on November 28, 1919, in Appleton, Minn. His family - including one older brother and two younger sisters - moved to Montevideo, Minn., where he graduated from high school in 1938. Bob attended the University of Minnesota in St. Paul and worked for Swift & Company. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1941-45 as an air traffic controller, pilot, and trainer for the Tuskegee Airmen.
Baby Aaliyah Starr Clark, 13-day-old daughter of Sean and Corinne (DeVall) Cochrane of Detroit Lakes,died unexpectedly on Monday, January 24, 2011. Visitation took place from 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, until the start of funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29 in the Old Pine Point School at Ponsford. David-Donehower Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes assisted the family with funeral arrangements.
Nov. 18, 1946-Jan. 25, 2011 Mitchell E. Mickelson, 64, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at his residence. Mitchell Edward Mickelson was born to Elsworth and Merriam (Nordlund) Mickelson on November 18, 1946 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and received his education in Detroit Lakes, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1965. He then served in the United States Army from 1965-1967, as a military policeman in Vietnam. On February 22, 1969 he was united in marriage to Jill Shoemaker. They made their home in Detroit Lakes.
Feb. 3, 1927-Jan. 21, 2011 Henry D. McKay, 83, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, January 21, 2011 at Mesa Regional Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, with a 7 p.m. Masonic service, at David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Visitation will also continue one hour prior to services on Friday. Funeral services for Henry will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with Reverend Wade Dutton officiating.
Sept. 25, 1958-Jan. 23, 2011 Cheryl R. Keezer, 52, of White Earth, died Sunday, January 23, 2011 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family and under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Visitation will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the White Earth Community Center, and continue one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Funeral Services for Cheryl will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in St. Columba Episcopal Church, White Earth. Cheryl Renee was born to Harry and Irene (Jackson) Keezer on September 25, 1958 in White Earth.
Patrick Michael Flores, 51, of Dilworth, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 21, 2011. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, the White Earth Community Center and will continue until one hour prior to services Wednesday. A celebration of Patrick's life will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 in St. Columba Episcopal Church, White Earth, with Father George Ross officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
May 1, 1923-Jan. 23, 2011 Ishmael "Mel" Nitschke, 87, of Moorhead, died Sunday, January 23, 2011, at Elim Rehab and Care Center in Fargo. Ishmael Nitschke was born to Adolf and Johanna Nitschke on May 1, 1923, in Ashley, N.D. He grew up and attended school in Ashley. On April 25, 1948, he was united in marriage to Edith Marie Haugan, and they made their home in Fargo, later moving to Dilworth, and then to Moorhead.